Carter, Dean, Papers Dean Carters Papers, 1955-1995 (bulk 1964-1982) Ms.2021.046

Dean Carters Papers, 1955-1995 (bulk 1964-1982) Ms.2021.046


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Business Number: 540-231-6308
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Kiana Wilkerson, Graduate Assistant

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2021.046
Title
Dean Carter Papers 1955-1995 1964-1982
Quantity
4.2 Cubic Feet, 2 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Creator
Carter, Dean, 1922-2013
Language
The materials in this collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection contains administrative and teaching records, such as art course materials, departmental correspondence, photographs, and art exhibition materials from Dean Carter (1922-2013), professor and former head of the Art Department at Virginia Tech from 1950-1992.

Administrative Information

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The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

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Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in September 2021.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Dean Carter Papers was completed in November 2021.

Appraisal

Duplicates were weeded or separated. One faculty evaluation was deaccessioned due to confidentiality and in accordance with the request of the donor.


Biographical Note

Dean Carter (1922-2013) was born in Henderson, North Carolina. He was a World War II (WWII) veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps. He received a his bachelor's from American University and Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University. In 1950, Carter helped establish the Art Department at Virginia Tech and was department head for about 10 years. He taught numerous classes such as sculpture, drawing, and art history, from the years of 1950 to 1992.

His work in sculpture has been displayed and exhibited throughout the United States. In 1992, Carter and his wife established the Dean and Rosina Carter Endowed Art Scholarship, which awards funds to outstanding visual arts students in their junior year at Virginia Tech.

Sources
"In memoriam: Dean Carter, professor emeritus of art and art history, College of Architecture and Urban Studies." entry, VT News, May 2, 2013, https://vtx.vt.edu/articles/2013/05/050313-caus-deancarter.html

Scope and Content

This collection contains administrative and teaching records, such as art course materials, departmental correspondence, photographs, and art exhibition materials from Dean Carter, professor and former head of the Art Department at Virginia Tech from 1950-1992.

Series I: Administrative Files contains departmental memorandums, letters, and other forms of correspondence between Dean Carter and other organizations and people. It also includes historical materials about the development of the Art Department at Virginia Tech, College of Architecture documents, and flyers and promotional materials for events and art exhibitions hosted by these departments. This series also has different photographs of artworks and sculptures, students in art class, and portraits, as well as an art gallery guestbook.

Series II: Teaching Files consists of art history, drawing, sculpture, and painting course materials, such as syllabi, tests, and worksheets from the Art Department from the 1960s to the 1990s. It also includes flyers, photographs, and promotional materials for these courses.

Series III: Oversized Posters contains promotional materials for art shows, craft fairs, art galleries, and other events.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series, within each series the folders were arranged alphabetically:

Series I: Administrative Files

Series II: Teaching Files

Series III: Oversized Posters

Separated Material

The following publications were separated to the Rare Book Collection at Virginia Tech Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA):

Duplicate ephemera, such as brochures and flyers, were separated to the Record Group Vertical Files , also at SCUA.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Art, American -- Virginia -- 20th century
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Faculty
  • Letters
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of Art and Art History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Dean Carter Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 ( https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/ ).

Container List

Series I: Administrative Files
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    Art and Art History Program Guide
    1989-1990
  • box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Art and Art History Program Sample Page
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 3
    Art Association Festival Committee Correspondence
    1964
  • box-folder 1 folder: 4
    Art Building Ideas and Memo
    1961
  • box-folder 1 folder: 5
    Art Department Itinerary to New York and Washington D.C.
    1978-1979, 1988-1991
  • box-folder 1 folder: 6
    The Art Gallery Guest Book
    1968-1969
  • box-folder 1 folder: 7
    The Art Program at VT Booklets
    1968-1982
  • box-folder 1 folder: 8
    Art Speakers List
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 9
    Aspen Seminar Correspondence
    1957
  • Black and White Photographs
    • box-folder 1 folder: 10
      Art and Sculptures
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 11
      Art Exhibition
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 12
      Art Showcases
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 13
      Art Showcases II
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 14
      Art Workshop
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 15
      Dean Carter and Sculpture
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 16
      Helen Humphrey Sculpture I
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 17
      Landscape and Art
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 18
      A Man's Bust
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 19
      March 1973 Art Exhibit
      1973
    • box-folder 1 folder: 20
      Multiple Portraits of Men
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 21
      Paintings and Sculptures
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 22
      People Making Art
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 23
      Portrait of a Man
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 24
      RB Conforti Sculptures
      1965-1966
    • box-folder 1 folder: 25
      Students and Art
      undated
    • box-folder 1 folder: 26
      War Memorial Chapel
      undated
  • Black and White Photos and Films
    • box-folder 1 folder: 27
      Dean Carter's Art Class
      1964
    • box-folder 1 folder: 28
      Dean Carter Old High School Art Class
      1966
    • box-folder 1 folder: 29
      Sculpture Class
      1965
    • box-folder 1 folder: 30
      Student Art Show
      1966
  • box-folder 1 folder: 31
    Blacksburg Art Association Papers
    1950, 1963, 1966
  • box-folder 1 folder: 32
    Blank Stationary: National Honorary Aeronautical Society, Alpha Pi Mu, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 33
    Caroline Durieux Lecture Materials and Letters
    1972
  • box-folder 1 folder: 34
    Carter Highland Sculpture Correspondence
    1995
  • box-folder 1 folder: 35
    Chairmen's Meeting Minutes: College of Arts and Sciences
    1969-1970
  • box-folder 1 folder: 36
    Civilian Interdormitory Council VA Tech Correspondence
    1969
  • box-folder 1 folder: 37
    Class Gift Materials
    1965
  • box-folder 1 folder: 38
    College of Architecture Constitution
    1976-1977
  • box-folder 1 folder: 39
    College of Architecture: Continuing Education Event Program and Newspaper Clipping
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 40
    College of Architecture: Curriculum Meeting Notes and Materials
    1962-1964, 1967, 1973-1974
  • box-folder 1 folder: 41
    College of Architecture: Faculty Meetings
    1961-1970
  • box-folder 1 folder: 42
    College of Fine Arts: Faculty Meeting Minutes
    1976
  • box-folder 1 folder: 43
    Color Photo: "Stacked Balls" Sculpture
    1988
  • box-folder 1 folder: 44
    Correspondence about Storage Space
    1977-1978
  • box-folder 1 folder: 45
    Congress of the United States House of Representatives Correspondence
    1979, 1986
  • box-folder 1 folder: 46
    Curriculum Committee College of Arts and Sciences Meeting Minutes
    1977-1978
  • box-folder 1 folder: 47
    Correspondence to Dean Carter
    1976-1978
  • box-folder 1 folder: 48
    Correspondence to Dean Carter from other Schools and Universities
    1968-1970, 1974, 1978
  • box-folder 1 folder: 49
    Correspondence to Dean Carter from outside organizations
    1959, 1964-1965, 1969-1979, 1986
  • box-folder 1 folder: 50
    The Daily Bulletins
    1961-1964
  • folder box: 1 folder: 51
    Dean Carter Correspondence
    1970-1977
  • box-folder 1 folder: 52
    Dean Carter's CVs
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 53
    Dean Carter Newspaper Clipping, Blacksburg Sun
    1967
  • box-folder 1 folder: 54
    Dean Carter Press Releases
    1960, 1964-1966, 1972
  • box-folder 1 folder: 55
    Department of Art Newsletters
    1972, 1974-1977
  • box-folder 1 folder: 56
    Departmental Correspondence that Dean Carter is cc'd on
    1965, 1970-1973, 1978
  • box-folder 1 folder: 57
    Departmental Letters and Memos
    1964
  • box-folder 1 folder: 58
    Departmental Minutes for the Department of Art and Art History
    1987, 1990-1991
  • box-folder 1 folder: 59
    Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
    1977
  • box-folder 1 folder: 59b
    The Garden Club Federation PA District IV Correspondence
    1969
  • box-folder 1 folder: 60
    General Department Correspondence
    1970, 1973, 1978, 1989, 1995, 2003
  • box-folder 1 folder: 61
    Graduation Commencement Materials
    1974-1975
  • box-folder 1 folder: 62
    Handwritten Letters to Dean Carter
    1973, 1979, 1990
  • box-folder 1 folder: 63
    History of Art Program at VT Materials
    1966, 1987
  • box-folder 1 folder: 64
    Hollins College Exhibition of Sculpture List
    1967
  • box-folder 1 folder: 65
    Inadomi Architect and Associates Church Booklet
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 66
    Martha B. Pierre Correspondence
    1976
  • box-folder 1 folder: 67
    Materials and Brochures about Dean Carter
    1987-1988, 1999
  • box-folder 1 folder: 68
    Medallic Art Company Correspondence
    1956-1958
  • box-folder 1 folder: 69
    Memos from W.E. Lavery to the Faculty and Staff
    1978
  • box-folder 1 folder: 70
    Memos to Departmental Heads, Faculty, and Staff
    1969-1970, 1973, 1978, 1988-1991
  • box-folder 1 folder: 71
    Memo to President Lavery
    1978
  • box-folder 1 folder: 72
    The Museum of Modern Art Papers
    1960
  • box-folder 1 folder: 73
    Naum Gaborm Sculptor Biography
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 74
    Newspaper Clippings from Various Newspapers
    1963, 1972, 1989
  • box-folder 1 folder: 75
    Ohio Council of Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judges Correspondence
    1969
  • box-folder 1 folder: 76
    Other Art Departments Newsletters
    1976
  • box-folder 1 folder: 77
    Other Departments Correspondence Dean Carter
    1965-1966, 1969-1972, 1978-1979, 1982, 1986-1995
  • box-folder 1 folder: 78
    Photos and Film: Art SW VA
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 79
    Photographs of Film Strips of Dean Carter
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 80
    Public Relations Committee Papers
    1957-1959
  • box-folder 1 folder: 81
    Roten Galleries Sales
    1966
  • box-folder 1 folder: 82
    Sepia Photos: Sculpture on VT Campus
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 83
    Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Press Release
    1959
  • box-folder 1 folder: 84
    Southern Association of Sculptors, Inc. Records
    1966-1968, 1973-1975
  • box-folder 1 folder: 85
    Streeter Blair's Visit Papers
    1965
  • box-folder 1 folder: 86
    Student Art Association Letter and Constitution
    1972, 1975
  • box-folder 1 folder: 87
    Student Correspondence to Dean Carter
    1978-1979
  • box-folder 1 folder: 88
    Studio Faculty Memo
    1992
  • box-folder 1 folder: 89
    Techgram Newsletter
    1960
  • box-folder 1 folder: 90
    Virginia Cultural Development Study Commission
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 91
    University Art Committee Correspondence and Meeting Minutes
    1969
  • box-folder 1 folder: 92
    University Council Meeting Minutes
    1978
  • box-folder 1 folder: 93
    The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Chapter Association Materials
    1960-1962, 1965, 1972
  • box-folder 1 folder: 94
    Visiting Scholars Materials
    1971
  • box-folder 1 folder: 95
    VT Corps of Cadets Memo
    1962
  • box-folder 1 folder: 96
    VT Press Release
    1990
  • box-folder 1 folder: 97
    Wayne Peterson Correspondence
    1966
Series II: Teaching Files
  • box-folder 2 folder: 1
    Advanced Intaglio and Advanced Lithography Syllabi
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 2
    African Art Series
    1953, 1968-1969
  • box-folder 2 folder: 3
    Architecture Engineering Planning Building Plans
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 4
    Art Alumni: Names and Numbers
    1965-1970
  • box-folder 2 folder: 5
    Art and Design and Contemporary Design Course Materials
    1976
  • box-folder 2 folder: 6
    Art and Nature Appreciation Class Materials
    1970, 1977-1978
  • box-folder 2 folder: 7
    Art and Sculpture Handwritten Notes
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 8
    Art Careers Booklet
    1974
  • box-folder 2 folder: 9
    Art Education Papers
    1967
  • box-folder 2 folder: 10
    Art Problems Worksheets and Materials
    1955, 1963, 1966
  • box-folder 2 folder: 11
    Art Program Workshops: Ceramic, Jewelry, and Weaving
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 12
    Art Student Names
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 13
    Art USA Now Brochures
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 14
    The Artist reflects his Community Handwritten Notes
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 15
    Art 108 Class Materials
    1962-1968
  • box-folder 2 folder: 16
    Art 1300 Class Materials
    1971-1977, 1980-1982
  • box-folder 2 folder: 17
    Art 3950 (Study Abroad)
    1985
  • box-folder 2 folder: 18
    Arts Council Information
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 19
    Black Art Class Materials
    1970-1972
  • box-folder 2 folder: 20
    Black Artists in America Brochure
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 21
    Bending Wood Sheets
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 22
    Casting Materials and Logs
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 23
    Ceramics Courses Syllabi
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 24
    Ceramic Workshop Materials
    1968
  • box-folder 2 folder: 25
    Course Materials List
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 26
    Cowgill Hall: University Art Gallery
    1969, 1972-1973
  • box-folder 2 folder: 27
    Dean Carter: The Artist's Mart Exhibits
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 28
    Department of Architecture: Committee on Summer School Interim Report
    1958
  • box-folder 2 folder: 29
    The Department of Art: 1978 Commencement
    1978
  • box-folder 2 folder: 30
    Drawing Classes Syllabi
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 31
    Evening Art Class Sheet
    1957
  • box-folder 2 folder: 32
    Faculty Handbooks
    1969-1972
  • box-folder 2 folder: 33
    Folk Art Handwritten Notes
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 34
    Folk Sculpture and Religious Art Class Materials
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 35
    Fourth National (International) Sculpture Casting Conference Brochure
    1966
  • box-folder 2 folder: 36
    Gamma Alpha of Kappa Delta Pi Annual Initiation and Banquet
    1969
  • box-folder 2 folder: 37
    George Charatel: Time, Space Painting
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 38
    History of Art Class Materials and Handwritten Notes
    1970-1973
  • box-folder 2 folder: 39
    Industrial Engineering Sample Plan Page
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 39a
    Jewelry Workshop Brochure
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 40
    Landscape Design School Materials
    1961-1963, 1970-1971, 1974-1975, 1982
  • box-folder 2 folder: 41
    Landscape Design School Notes and Materials
    1959-1961, 1989
  • box-folder 2 folder: 42
    Landscape Design Study Manuals
    1961-1966
  • box-folder 2 folder: 43
    Landscape Design Study Manuals
    1977-1982
  • box-folder 2 folder: 44
    Landscaping Slopes Booklet
    1954
  • box-folder 2 folder: 45
    Leonard James Currie Memorial Service
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 46
    Maelstrom Booklets
    1966, 1968
  • box-folder 2 folder: 47
    Marjorie Portnow Landscape Workshop
    1982
  • box-folder 2 folder: 48
    Maryann Harman Art Gallery
    1973
  • box-folder 2 folder: 49
    Master Plan for Outdoor Public Art at VT
    1999
  • box-folder 2 folder: 50
    Miscellaneous Art Course Worksheets
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 51
    National Gallery of Art Brochure
    1974
  • box-folder 2 folder: 52
    Paintings and Sculptures For VPI Sheet
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 53
    Painting Classes Syllabi
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 54
    Paper Mash Sheets
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 55
    Patina Formulas Sheets
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 56
    Photos of People Looking at Art
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 57
    Print and Printmaking Courses Syllabi
    1990
  • box-folder 2 folder: 58
    Renaissance Sculpture and Religion Class Materials
    1960
  • box-folder 2 folder: 59
    SECAC Annual Conference Pre-registration Form
    1989
  • box-folder 2 folder: 60
    Sculpture in the Home Handwritten Notes
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 61
    Sculpture II and III Class Materials
    1986, 1988, 1990-1991
  • box-folder 2 folder: 62
    Small Grants Program Proposal
    1989
  • box-folder 2 folder: 63
    Spruce System Materials
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 64
    Student Perceptions of Instruction for Dean Carter
    1990
  • box-folder 2 folder: 65
    Teaching Schedule Spring Semester
    1990-1991
  • box-folder 2 folder: 66
    Telestar Newsletter
    1988
  • box-folder 2 folder: 67
    University Art Calendars
    1974-1977
  • box-folder 2 folder: 68
    University Art Gallery Presents Art Showcases Flyers
    1967, 1971-1972, 1974, 1984, 1988
  • box-folder 2 folder: 69
    University Club of VPI & SU Membership Application Card
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 70
    Virginia Council of Accredited Flower Show Judges Brochures
    1968
  • box-folder 2 folder: 71
    Virginia Invitational Art Show
    1968
  • box-folder 2 folder: 72
    Virginia Tech Arts and Sciences: VAST
    1990
  • box-folder 2 folder: 73
    Virginia Tech Bulletin: Degrees Conferred
    1978-1979
  • box-folder 2 folder: 74
    Visiting Scholar Program Brochures
    1972, 1977
  • box-folder 2 folder: 75
    Visual Communications Syllabus
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 76
    VT: Chalk Talks Brochures
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 77
    VT College of Architecture Roster of Students
    1965
  • box-folder 2 folder: 78
    VT Library's Friends Newsletter
    1995
  • box-folder 2 folder: 79
    Wax Patterns Sheets
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 80
    Weaving Workshops
    1973
  • box-folder 2 folder: 81
    Week's Research in Brief Goodbody and Co.
    1965
  • box-folder 2 folder: 82
    Western Carolina University Art Gallery
    1973
  • box-folder 2 folder: 83
    World Champion Taco Match
    1972
  • box-folder 2 folder: 84
    6 Black Masters of American Art Book Cover
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 85
    The 1976 International Week Brochure
    undated
Series III: Oversized Posters
  • oversize folder: 1 item: 1
    Annual Student Christmas Art Sale Gallery Poster
    undated
  • oversize folder: 1 item: 2
    3rd Annual Brush Mountain Crafts Fair Poster
    1974
  • oversize folder: 1 item: 3
    Dr. Joe Sloane Art Head UNC Lectures Poster
    undated
  • oversize folder: 1 item: 4
    Eskimo Prints: University Art Gallery Posters
    undated
  • oversize folder: 1 item: 5
    Time Space Painting: George Chavatel Poster
    undated