Skip to main content

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Art History

 Organization

June 12, 1972, upon the recommendation of the Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Chancellor recommended and the President, Provost and the Vice-president and Dean of Faculties concurred in the establishment of the Department of Art History to be effective September 1, 1972. James D. Breckenridge, Chairman of the Department of Art since the Fall term 1964-1965, was appointed Acting Chairman of the newly established department. See Department of Art records, series 11/3/3/1, for information and records pertaining to art history faculty and activities prior to September 1972.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Records of the Art History Department

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/4/1
Abstract The Department of Art History records chiefly contain letters, inter-office memos, vitae and bibliographic material relating to faculty, a few students, and visiting artists and lecturers. There is considerable biographical material on several specialists in African art, Rene Bravmann, Zdenka Volavka and Phillip Dark, as well as files concerned with art of the American Indian, Joel Bernstein's lecture in 1972 (Box 1 Folder 4) and records on an Indian Art Exhibition in 1974 (the T.W. Van Zelst...
Dates: 1972-1980

Richard Wendorf (1948- ) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/11/21
Abstract Richard Wendorf was a professor of English and of Art History at Northwestern University and served the College of Arts and Sciences as associate dean from 1984-1987. His primary research interests involved the eighteenth century poet William Collins and the relationship between biography and portrait painting. The Richard Wendorf Papers are composed of eight categories: biographical materials, education files, correspondence, teaching files, administrative files, professional organizations...
Dates: 1965-1986