Loyola University Maryland Fine Arts Department records
Scope and Contents
The Loyola University Maryland Fine Arts Department records, circa 1976-2016, contain records pertaining to academic and extracurricular arts on campus. The collection documents the theatre activities of the department through records including photographs, posters, programs, flyers, and audio and video recordings. Music performances are documented to a lesser extent in the collection, through programs and audio and video recordings.
- Creation: circa 1976-2019
- Loyola University Maryland. Fine Arts Department (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is located at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information.
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Loyola University Maryland Fine Arts Department records are the physical property of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.
Biographical / Historical
Fine arts courses have had a long history at Loyola, evolving from single courses held in a variety of departments into a separate department. The following is a timeline based on information in Loyola undergraduate catalogs.
- 1929-30: Fine arts courses first appear under “Courses of Study” (which are not delineated as departments): Music, “Elements of Music” and “History and Appreciation of Music.”
- 1937-38: Two music courses are listed in the Mathematics and Physics Department.
- 1939-40: The same two courses are listed in a separate Physics Department.
- 1943: Art Appreciation (not a department) lists two courses: “Appreciation of Architecture” and “Appreciation of Music.”
- 1946-47: Department of Fine Arts is listed with three courses: “History of Architecture,” Allied Art,” and “Appreciation of Music.”
- 1959-60: Department of Ancient Classics and Art lists a two-semester “Introduction to Art History.”
- 1969-70: A special interdisciplinary course, “Film Study,” is listed.
- 1971-72: Department of Communication Arts appears and includes courses in film, architecture, photography, theater, and music.
- 1975-76. “Introduction to the Visual Arts” and “Studio Art” are added. Fine Arts course are given FA prefix and a separate segment within Communication Arts.
- 1976-77: Fine arts courses continue within Communication Arts, but “Fine Arts” as a separate segment includes only “Music” and “Dramatics.”
- 1977-78: The English Department becomes “English, Fine Arts, the Writing Program Department.” FA courses are a segment of this department and have expanded offerings, including “History of Art.”
- 1983-84: Department name changes to English and Fine Arts.
- 1987-88: Course prefixes for Art History (AH), Studio Art (SA), Photography (PT), Drama (DR), and Music (MU) are added.
- 1988-89: The Department of Fine Arts appears and continues to the present.
Sources: https://www.loyola.edu/academics/fine-arts (accessed September 9, 2019)
3.68 Cubic Feet (Two record center cartons, one letter size document box, one flat box, three map case folders)
Language of Materials
The Loyola University Maryland Fine Arts Department records, circa 1976-2016, contain records pertaining to academic and extracurricular arts on campus. Fine arts courses have had a long history at Loyola, evolving from single courses held in a variety of departments into a separate department. The Fine Arts Department at Loyola University Maryland offers majors (or equivalent degree programs), minors, and interdisciplinary majors in Art History, Music, Theatre, and the Visual Arts (with a concentration in either Studio Art or Photography).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was transferred to the archives by the Theatre Department in 2019.
This collection was processed in 2019 by Jenny Kinniff.
Genre / Form
- Guide to the Loyola University Maryland Fine Arts Department records
- Jenny Kinniff
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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