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Subseries 4.2
Teaching materials, 1943-1999
Boxes 53-55, OP 50-51, 56

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of material relating to Biggers' work as a teacher and university administrator from 1943-1999. There is a significant amount of material from Biggers' tenure as the head of the Art Department at Texas Southern University in Houston, a program he founded, and there is also instructional material and biographical information about former students. Instructional records include art appreciation transparencies as well as notes by students. The subseries also contains a number of honorary doctoral degrees bestowed upon Biggers from Hampton University, Pennsylvania State University, and North Carolina State University as well as material relating to the commencement ceremonies at which they were presented. There is a small amount of material relating to National Endowment for the Humanities grants that he applied for as well as other grants including Preparing for Texas in the 21st Century and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
53 15 African and Afro-American Studies Curriculum Project, Six Institutions' Consortium, 1970-1971
53 16 African Arts school supplement number one, undated
53 17 African Cultural Exchange (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania), 1996
53 18 African Overseas Union, undated
53 19 "Afro-Americans and Quilts," undated
53 20 "The Allenworth Saga," Organization of American Historians, November 1988
53 21 Alumni Arts Exhibition, Pennsylvania State University, February 1988
53 22 Annotated bibliographies, undated
53 23 Annual meeting, International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, April 1992
53 24 Art 139 research notes; Nichols, Pier Angela, 1976
53 25 Awards and honors, 1982-1997
OP51 - Awards and honors, 1982-1997
53 26 Biographical information, Bunny Swan
53 27 Biographical information, Emma Barbour Booker, 1948-1973
54 1 Biographical information, Peter H. Wood, 1943-1999
54 2 "The Black Collegian," February-March 1971
54 3 Booklet, "Service to the Community," University of Science and Technology (Kumasi, Ghana), January 29, 1977
54 4 Brochure, Department of Art, Texas Southern University, undated
54 5 Brochures and information, Shaw University (Raleigh, North Carolina), 1970
54 6 Brochure, Texas Southern University, 1977
54 7 Brochure, Texas Southern University, undated
54 9 Budget, Department of Art, Texas Southern University, 1974-1975
54 9 Budget, Department of Art, Texas Southern University, 1975-1976
54 10 Budget, faculty salaries, Department of Art, Texas Southern University, undated
OP50 - Campus map, Texas Southern University, undated
54 11 Catalog, Massachusetts College of Art, 1993-1995
54 12 Classwork, ART 239 taught by John Biggers, June 11, 1980
54 13 Commencement letter, Texas Southern University, August 17, 1972
54 14 Commencement proceedings, Boston University, May 18, 1997
54 15 Commencement proceedings, Massachusetts College of Art, May 25, 1995
54 16 Commencement proceedings, North Carolina State University, December 15, 1999
54 17 Commencement proceedings, Pennsylvania State University, May 16-17, 1997
54 18 Commencement proceedings, Texas Southern University, September 20, 1995
54 19 Concert program, Gulf Coast Concert Band (Texas Southern University), March 25, 2001
54 20 Contract, Norfolk State University, April 1986
54 21 Directory, Society of Distinguished Alumni (Pennsylvania State University), 1995
54 22 Draft report, Texas A&M Consortium for the Advancement of Early Texas Art, January 29, 1999
54 23 Excerpts, Music Educators Journal, volume 57, number 1, September 1970
54 24 Exhibit guide, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, June-July 1990
54 25 Faculty and instructional staff roster (Hampton University), fall 1990
54 26 "The Family Album at Texas Southern," undated
54 27 Financial Assistance Program, Cultural Arts Council of Houston, 1978-1987
54 28 Flyer, slide lecture (Biggers, John), April 14-19, [?]
54 29 German Historical Institute, May 1988
54 30 "A Glance at the Massachusetts College of Art," 1993
54 31 Grant deadlines and information, 1988-1989
54 32 Grant information, "Preparing for Texas in the 21st Century," 1989-1990
54 33 Grant notices, National Endowment for the Arts, 1970
54 34 Guidelines and instructions, National Endowment for the Humanities, June 1987
55 1 Harbison Award winners (Issues in Liberal Education), Harbison Foundation, 1967-1968
55 2 Humanities 230 final exam: "Dr. John Biggers: The Man Behind the Art," undated
55 3 Information, Master of Fine Arts program, Texas Southern University, 1980-1981
55 4 Information, new Art Department curriculum, Texas Southern University, undated
55 5 Membership materials, Society of Distinguished Alumni, Pennsylvania State University, 1988-1989
55 6 Memorandum, faculty assembly meeting (Texas Southern University), August 28, 1979
55 7 Memorandum, recommendations for Art Department (Hampton University), October 2, 1991
55 8 Minutes, Society of Distinguished Alumni, Pennsylvania State University, Planning Committee, April 3, 1989
55 9 Monthly and semester budget (Mendoza, Josie E.), undated
55 10 "My Favorite Place" (Texas Monthly), undated
55 11 National Black College Alumni, Hall of Fame proceedings, September 1990
55 12 National Endowment for the Humanities grant application, 1993-1995 [1 of 2]
55 13 National Endowment for the Humanities grant application, 1993-1995 [2 of 2]
55 14 National Humanities Faculty Visitation (John Biggers), February 1974
55 15 Nellie Stone Johnson scholarship program, University of Minnesota, 1988
55 16 North Carolina Artworks for State Buildings contest, 1996
55 17 Program notes, John Bigger's Art, undated
55 18 Proposal, Cultural Arts Center, Texas Southern University, undated
55 19 Proposed research project; Lacy, Laura J., undated
55 20 Prospective student bulletin, Texas Southern University, undated
55 21 Receipts for travel and printing, 1980-1984
55 22 Resumes and curriculum vitae, former students, 1946-1978
55 23 "Sister Madonna" sculpture, notes, undated
55 24 "Teacher Education in Music," Music Educators National Conference, October 1970
55 25 Teacher's guide, African American art, undated
55 26 Teaching materials, overhead transparencies, 1989 [1 of 2]
55 27 Teaching materials, overhead transparencies, 1989 [2 of 2]
55 28 "The Ten Virtues of the Egyptian Mystery System," undated
OP56 - Transcripts, Pennsylvania State University, 1947-1953
55 29 University museum project, Texas Southern University, November 1997
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