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Louisville School of Art records

Identifier: 1984_004-UA
The school's records include minutes, financial documents, legal files, and exhibition catalogs. Additional series include photographs and scrapbooks. There are also reports for the Louisville Handicraft Guild (1914-1929), the Louisville Art Association (1909-1942), the Art Center (1929-1942), the Art Center Association (1942-1975), and the Louisville School of Art (1968-1981).


  • 1909-1985


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Scrapbooks are available on microfilm, which should be used in preference to the originals.


16.25 linear feet (7 records center boxes, 16 scrapbooks, and a bronze (?) plaque by Barney Bright)

Biographical sketch

The school, originally the Art Center School, was founded by the Louisville Handicraft Guild (later the Art Center of Louisville). Its founders merged with the Louisville Art Association in 1942. The Art Center School changed its name to the Louisville School of Art in 1968. The school continued until 1983 when it closed and was absorbed by the University of Louisville.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction: Scrapbooks on microfilm. Place of reproduction--Louisville, Ky. Agency responsible for reproduction--University Archives and Records Center. Date of reproduction--1988.


Louisville School of Art records
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752
502 852-6673 (Fax)