Collection of James Carpenter Materials
Scope and Contents
This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, and first publications of James Carpenter. The bulk of the collection consits of notes about art, correspondence, and rough drafts of his manuscripts. The collection also contains a few photogrpahs and a few personal items of James Carpenter.
- 1951-1991, undated
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials to be used on site during regular Special Collection hours by appointment. Photocopying or scanning may be possible as discretion of staff for nominal fee. Materials may be protected by copyright.
Biographical / Historical
James Carpenter grew up in Glen Falls, New York. After receiving his Ph.D from Harvard, he began teaching there until 1950. In 1950 he became an Associate Art Professor at Colby College. He wrote a few books about art that are Color in Art, and a textbook on Visual Arts. He served as the depmarment chair since 1940-to his retirement. In 1975 he was named to the Jette Professorship.
6 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Materials are arranged into nine series, Correspondence, Lecture and Reading Notes, Book project Color in Art (Published), Book Project Visul Arts (Published), Book Project Representation as Form (Unpublished), Book Project Drawing Book (Unpublished),Alumi Files from Colbianna, Photographs, and Personal Items.
Given as a gift from one of his sons.
- Finding Aid of James M. Carpenter Materials
- Colby College Special Collections, Waterville Maine
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
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