Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Central Michigan University. Creative Arts Gallery Collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Collection,
Creator: Central Michigan University. Creative Arts Gallery.
Inclusive dates: 1964-1993
Extent: 5 cubic feet (in 5 boxes, 1 Oversized volume)
Abstract:
The collection documents the club's history and finances.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

no Acc#

Access Restrictions:

Central Michigan University. Creative Arts Gallery Collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Central Michigan University. Creative Arts Gallery Collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.


History

Organizational History:

The Central Michigan University (CMU) Creative Arts Gallery began as the Creative Arts room on the lower level of the Bovee University Center in 1966. Its purpose was to house traveling exhibits of art form the U.S. and abroad, as well as display the art of CMU students, and various Mount Pleasant and Michigan artists. It also hosted an annual art sale and juried student art exhibit. The exhibits covered a wide variety of art in various formats. Mrs. Madeline Csendes was the first director. The Gallery existed until May 1993, when it was discontinued by the University.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of Exhibit Scrapbooks and Correspondence documenting the history of the Creative Art Gallery and numerous exhibitions. Scrapbooks include photographs, drawings, programs, and newspaper articles about the exhibits and artists. Correspondence about exhibits was usually between the artist and Gallery discussing when, where, and what would be exhibited. Miscellaneous materials include an inventory of equipment of the Gallery, 1964-1965; Program Board correspondence, 19654-18965 about the Gallery’s programs; material related to a mini grant the Gallery received, 1973-1974; and an inventory of the Gallery’s art, 1980-1992. The collection is organized alphabetically by type of material and then chronologically.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Central Michigan University. Creative Arts Gallery.
    • Central Michigan University--History.
    • Clarke Historical Library.
    • Artists--Exhibitions--Michigan.
    • Artists--Biography--Michigan.
    • Art--Exhibitions--Michigan.
    • Art--Michigan--Mount Pleasant.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Central Michigan University. Creative Arts Gallery Collection. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Correspondence for Creative Arts Gallery, 1964-1965
    Box   1 F   2
    Inventory of Equipment, 1964-1965
    Box   1 F   3
    Program Board, Correspondence, 1964-1965
    Box   1 F   4
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1965-1966
    Box   1 F   5
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1967-1968
    Box   1 F   6
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1969-1970
    Box   1 F   7
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1970-1971
    Box   1 F   8
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1971-1972
    Box   1 F   9
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1972-1973
    Box   1 F   10
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1973-1974
    Box   1 F   11
    Michigan Traveling Art Show Mini Grant, 1973-1974
    Box   1 F   12
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About (folder 1 of 2), 1974-1975
    Box   1 F   13
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About (folder 2 of 2), 1974-1975
    Box   1 F   14
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1975-1976
    Box   1 F   15
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1976-1977
    Box   1 F   16
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1977-1978
    Box   1 F   17
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1978-1979
    Box   1 F   17
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1978-1979
    Box   1 F   18
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1979-1980
    Box   1 F   19
    Original Inventory Creative Arts Gallery, 1980-1992
    Box   1 F   20
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1980-1981
    Box   1 F   21
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1981-1982
    Box   1 F   22
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1982-1983
    Box   1 F   23
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1983-1984
    Box   1 F   24
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1984-1985
    Box   2 F   1
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1985-1986
    Box   2 F   2
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About (folder 1 of 2), 1986-1987
    Box   2 F   3
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About (folder 2 of 2), 1986-1987
    Box   2 F   4
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1987-1988
    Box   2 F   5
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1988-1989
    Box   2 F   6
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1989-1990
    Box   2 F   6
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1990-1991
    Box   2 F   6
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1991-1992
    Box   2 F   6
    Exhibitions, Correspondence About, 1992-1993
    Box   2 F   7
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks, early 1960s
    Box   2 F   8
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1967-1970
    Box   2 F   9
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1967-1970
    Box   2 F   10
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks, 1968-1969
    Box   2 F   11
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks, 1970-1971
    Box   2 F   12
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1971-1972
    Box   2 F   13
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1971-1972
    Box   2 F   14
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1972-1973
    Box   2 F   15
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1972-1973
    Box   3 F   1
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1973-1974
    Box   3 F   2
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1973-1974
    Box   3 F   3
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1974-1975
    Box   3 F   4
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1974-1975
    Box   3 F   5
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1975-1976
    Box   3 F   6
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1975-1976
    Box   3 F   7
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1976-1977
    Box   3 F   8
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1976-1977
    Box   3 F   9
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1977-1978
    Box   3 F   10
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1977-1978
    Box   3 F   11
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1979-1980
    Box   3 F   12
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1979-1980
    Box   4 F   1
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1980-1981
    Box   4 F   2
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1980-1981
    Box   4 F   3
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1981-1982
    Box   4 F   4
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1981-1982
    Box   4 F   5
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1982-1983
    Box   4 F   6
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1982-1983
    Box   4 F   7
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1983-1984
    Box   4 F   8
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1983-1984
    Box   4 F   9
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1984-1985
    Box   4 F   10
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1984-1985
    Box   4 F   11
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks, 1985-1986
    Box   4 F   12
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks, 1986-1987
    Box   5 F   1
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks, 1987-1988
    Box   5 F   2
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks, 1988-1989
    Box   5 F   3
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks, 1989-1990
    Box   5 F   4
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1990-1991
    Box   5 F   5
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1990-1991
    Box   5 F   6
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 1 of 2), 1991-1992
    Box   5 F   7
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks (folder 2 of 2), 1991-1992
    Box   5 F   8
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks, 1992-1993
    V   1  
    Creative Arts Gallery, Exhibit Scrapbooks, 1992-1993