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Freda Spaulding, Fine Arts Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-13-06-22

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of nine boxes of working notebooks, lecture notes, slide lists, illustrations, and bibliography for the classes Spaulding taught while at the University of Nebraska.  Subjects include: art history from ancient Mesopotamian, Minoan, and Mycenean through Italian and northern Renaissance painters, sculptors, and architects; interior design styles and contemporary furniture and design; illustrations from every period of art history; and notes on rendering, perspective, commercial art, advertising, printmaking, and design principles. An extensive bibliography and documentation of source of notes are part of the collection.  There are lecture notes on the Bauhaus artist Josef Albers and bulletins from Black Mountain College.  A copy of Spaulding's MFA thesis is included, as well as term papers she wrote on art history.  Her MFA thesis topic was Intaglio printmaking (Forms in Flight). 

Of particular interest is the information in Box 2, folders 17-18, about Josef Albers.  Albers was a famous color theorist, and Spaulding studied at Black Mountain College during several summers.


  • 1944-1963



9.00 Boxes

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Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States