Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Carolyn S. Loeb Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Carolyn S. Loeb Papers,
Creator: Loeb, Carolyn S., 1948-
Inclusive dates: 1980, 2007
Extent: 1.5 cubic feet (in 3 boxes)
The collection consists mainly of material Professor Loeb presented to the Art Department Committee in order to earn tenure and be promoted; her Subject Files; her Vita; and copies of some of her publications.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:


Access Restrictions:

Carolyn S. Loeb Papers


Some of the publications in the collection are under copyright.

Preferred Citation:

Carolyn S. Loeb Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement is alphabetical by topic and then chronological.



Carolyn S. Loeb was born in 1948 in New York City. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California-Berkeley (1968), a M.A. in Art History from San Francisco State College (1973), and a Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (1990). She taught as a Graduate Assistant in 1972 at San Francisco State College, and as an instructor at Erie Community College, Williamsville (N.Y., 1973), New School for the Performing Arts, Buffalo (N.Y., 1973-1974), Michigan State University (MSU, 1977), Eastern Michigan University (1978), Olivet College (1978-1980), and the Midwest Consortium for Study Abroad in Vienna (1994).

In 1980, Loeb came to Central Michigan University as an Instructor. She was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1990 and to Associate Professor in 2000. In 2007 she left for a position as Associate Professor in the residential College in the Arts and Humanities at MSU. Professor Loeb has numerous publications, including Entrepreneurial vernacular: developers’ subdivisions in the 1920s, a copy of which is in the Park Library. She has made many presentations and served as a guest lecturer and panelist, and has received many grants, awards, and honors.

Loeb’s husband, Richard T. Peterson, began teaching in the Philosophy Department at MSU in 1977. (This information is from the collection and Professor Loeb.)

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of material Professor Loeb presented to the Art Department Committee for Re-appointment, Tenure and Promotion in order to earn tenure and be promoted. This information includes Student Opinion Surveys (SOS), examples of her publications, presentations, syllabi, and other supporting documentation, 1980-2001 (Scattered) approximately .75 cubic ft.; her Subject Files, 1981-2000 (Scattered) approximately .5 cubic ft., on a variety of Art Department, Women’s Studies, and other university topics, committees, and events; and her Vita and copies of some of her publications, 1 folder, 2007.

This is the only collection of a professor’s papers from the CMU Art Department in the Clarke. Some of the Invitations/Exhibits, 1981 are the only surviving examples of information about art shows by university art professors or students.

Processing Note: General information in the collection about CMU departments was withdrawn from the collection and filed in the CMU vertical file.

Subject Terms

    • Loeb, Carolyn S., 1948-
    • Central Michigan University. Art Department.
    • Central Michigan University--Faculty.
    • Art--History--Outlines, syllabi, etc..
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Carolyn S. Loeb Papers [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Vita, 2007
    Box   1 F   2
    Subject Files, Accreditation for Art Department, 1997
    Box   1 F   3
    Subject Files, Art 126, Fall 1996
    Box   1 F   4
    Subject Files, Bylaws of Art Department, 2003
    Box   1 F   5
    Subject Files, Executive Committee Meeting, 1994
    Box   1 F   6
    Subject Files, Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1987
    Box   1 F   7
    Subject Files, Field Trips/Guest Speakers, 1985
    Box   1 F   8
    Subject Files, General Education Committee, 2006
    Box   1 F   9
    Subject Files, “Image Facility” Questionnaire, 2000
    Box   1 F   10
    Subject Files, International Education Council, 1994
    Box   2 F   1
    Subject Files, Invitations/Exhibits, 1981
    Box   2 F   2
    Subject Files, Opening and Closing Questions for Art 126, 2004
    Box   2 F   3
    Subject Files, Promotion and Tenure, 1989
    Box   2 F   4
    Subject Files, University Art Gallery Committee, 1981
    Box   2 F   5
    Subject Files, Women’s Studies, 1984
    Box   2 F   6
    Tenure and Promotion Materials, Art Department Promotion Material, V.1 (Folders 1-3), 2000
    Box   3 F   1
    Tenure and Promotion Materials, Art Department Contractual Conference, V.1, 2001
    Box   3 F   2
    Tenure and Promotion Materials, Art 126: Introduction to the Visual Art Course Evaluation of Materials, 1990
    Box   3 F   3
    Tenure and Promotion Materials, Tenure Review Materials, V.1 No.1 (Folders 1-3), 1983