Guide to the Logan Artists Group papers,
1943-1961

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Logan Artists Group (Logan, Utah)
Title: Logan Artists Group papers
Dates: 1943-1961 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 126
Summary: This collection consists of the records of the Logan Artists Group from its inception in 1943.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

On June 21, 1943, a group of professional artists in Logan, UT created the Logan Artists Group. By combining efforts the artists aimed to avoid public misconceptions concerning art, especially modern art. This joint effort also allowed the artists increased opportunities to exhibit their art at a variety of statewide venues. Starting with the eight charter members, the group offered memberships to other professional artists and art teachers. Additionally, honorary memberships were awarded to community members with an active interest in art.

The Logan Artist Group met monthly. Usually these meetings featured a discussion on upcoming exhibits and a lecture on an art-related topic. Since a number of members were employed at the Art Department at the Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University), the topics discussed were quite diverse.

The group had a strong influence in Logan as well as around the state. A "picture of the month" exhibit allowed the group to regularly show paintings at the Logan Library. Exhibitions were also shown at the Salt Lake Art Center (otherwise known as the Art Barn), the Budge Clinic, State Fairs, and the State Capitol. In addition, the group contributed a scholarship of $35 each year to an outstanding art student at either a local high school or the college. The group also lobbied state officials on issues involving the arts in Utah. The Logan Artists Group eventually became part of the Federated Artists of Utah, a statewide art group.

Twenty years after its founding, the group finally disbanded in the early 1960s because a number of members had died or moved away. A final donation of materials for art appreciation courses was made to the Fine Arts Department at Utah State University.

Sources:

Olpin, Robert. Dictionary of Utah Art (1980).

Swanson, Vern G. Utah Art (1991).

Content Description

This collection consists of the records of the Logan Artists Group from its inception in 1943. The collection contains minutes from meetings, the constitution of the organization, and newspaper clippings concerning the organization. This collection is of great interest to those concerned with the history of art in Cache Valley from 1943 - 1963. The collection has been placed in an acid free container and also, acid free folders for preservation. Newspaper Clippings have been photocopied and placed in acid free folders. In addition, the original Newspaper Clippings have been included at the end of the collection.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Logan Artists Group papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Logan Artists Group papers, 1943-1961. (COLL MSS 126). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into the following series: I. Minutes from meetings; II. Constitution of the organization; III. Newspaper clippings concerning the organization; IV. Miscellaneous papers.

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Logan Artists Group.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 Constitution of the Logan Artists Group
1 2 Constitution of the Logan Artists Group
1 3 History of the Logan Artists Group
1 4 Book of the Month Club and Metropolitan Museum of Art Mailings
1 5 Minutes 1943 June 21
1 6 Minutes 1945
1 7 Minutes 1948
1 8 Minutes 1949
1 9 Minutes 1950
1 10 Minutes 1951
1 11 Minutes 1952
1 12 Minutes 1953
1 13 Minutes 1954
1 14 Minutes 1955
1 15 Minutes 1956
1 16 Minutes 1959
1 17 Notebook: "Logan Artists Group" 1954 October-1960 July
1 18 Letter from Dr. Twain Tippetts, Head of Dept. of Fine Arts,to Daryl Chase, Pres. of Utah State University
1 19 Miscellaneous Papers
1 20 Newspaper Clippings 1944
1 21 Newspaper Clippings 1945
1 22 Newspaper Clippings 1946
1 23 Newspaper Clippings 1948
1 24 Newspaper Clippings 1949
1 24a Newspaper Clippings 1951
1 25 Newspaper Clippings 1952
1 26 Newspaper Clippings 1953
1 27 Newspaper Clippings i954
1 28 Newspaper Clippings 1955
1 29 Newspaper Clippings 1956
1 30 Newspaper Clippings 1957
1 31 Newspaper Clippings 1959
1 32 Newspaper Clippings 1960
1 33 Newspaper Clippings 1961
1 34 Newspaper Clippings Unknown Date
1 35 Newspaper Clippings: Original
1 36 Newspaper Clippings: Original
1 37 Newspaper Clippings. Original

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Chase, Daryl, 1901-1984.
    • Cornaby, Floyd.
    • Croft, Lucille.
    • Fletcher, Calvin.
    • Fletcher, Dale.
    • Fletcher, Irene.
    • Klinqe, Neil.
    • Larson, Jessie.
    • Moser, Henri.
    • Shaparolov, Mary.
    • Sjoberg, Norman.
    • Thorpe, Everett.
    • Tippetts, Twain.
    • Weaver, Max.
    • Zufelt, DeVaun.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Logan Artists Group (Logan, Utah)
    • Subject Terms :
    • Artists and community--Utah--Logan.
    • Art--Utah--Logan--Societies, etc.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Logan (Utah)--History.

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