Art and Geography Teacher's Book (Undated)

Collection processed and finding aid created by Meg Hixon, October 2013
Manuscripts Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Summary Information

Title: Art and Geography Teacher's Book
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: Undated
Extent: 1 volume
This volume, which may have belonged to a Scottish teacher, contains pencil drawings of everyday objects and notes related to instruction in art and geography.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert Iglehart, 1986. M-2283a.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation

Art and Geography Teacher's Book, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


This collection is a single bound volume.


The owner of this volume was likely a school instructor in Scotland.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This volume, which may have belonged to a Scottish teacher, has pebbled covers, with the title "Sketch Book" stamped in gold on the front. The first section, "Specimen course for Second Year Higher Grade," contains 6 pages of pencil drawings. The subjects include books, plants, household items, a shoe, a water tank, an umbrella, a broom, a basket, and a hand. The final page of drawings includes the note: "Complete course with interiors & outdoor work."

The second part of the volume is a 2-page chart titled "Geography. Scheme of Work," with tables of geographical subjects for students at various levels. Each month's course included the study of a country or geographical region, a "practical" subject, and a "physical" subject. The areas represented are primarily European nations; British colonies such as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and India; North and South America; Asia, and Pacific islands. The teacher offered practical instruction in navigational concepts, the use and creation of maps, and surveying, and offered instruction on various geological topics such as the Earth's atmosphere, climate, and physical features such as volcanoes and glaciers.

Subject Terms

  • Drawing--Study and teaching.
  • Education--Curricula.
  • Geography--Study and teaching.
Subjects - Visual Materials:
  • Baskets.
  • Books.
  • Brooms and brushes.
  • Flowers.
  • Hats.
  • Pots.
  • Shoes.
  • Umbrellas.
Genre Terms:
  • Drawings (visual works)
  • Instructional materials.
  • Tables (documents)

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Container / Location Title
Volume   1  
Art and Geography Teacher's Book,  Undated [series]