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Roy E. Abrahamson papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description


Conference Reports

Henry Schaefer-Simmern Research

Roy E. Abrahamson papers, 1937-2013 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Melanie Bilbrey

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Title: Roy E. Abrahamson papers, 1937-2013Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 17-34-F2

Primary Creator: Abrahamson, Roy E.

Extent: 2.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into three series: 1. Writings; 2. Conference Reports; 3. Henry Shaeffer-Simmern Research.

Date Acquired: 05/14/2014

Subjects: Art - Study and teaching, Schaefer-Simmern, Henry, 1896-1978.

Languages: English, German, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Roy E. Abrahamson papers consist of his published and unpublished writing, conference reports, and his research on the German artist Henry Schaefer-Simmern. Abrahamson's writings consist of his dissertation, a book of original cartoons, unpublished poetry, teaching material, and photographs of his exhibit at Southern Illinois University's museum in 2007. Abrahamson has collected conference reports from all over the country as well as Finland. His research on Shaefer-Simmern includes copies of correspondence between the two, conference lectures, Shaefer-Simmern's published work including five books with one personally autographed, and an interview and biography written by Abrahamson.

Biographical Note

Roy E. Abrahamson, Ed.D., taught art education in the School of Art and Design and Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 1965-1996.  He graduated with a B.S. in Art Education from the University of Minnesota in 1949, a Master's degree from San Francisco State College in 1952, and earned his doctorate from Teachers College of Columbia University, New York City, in 1965.  While at Minnesota, he took a summer class taught by German art educator Henry Schaefer-Simmern, who had fled Nazi Germany in 1937 after refusing to join the Nazi party.  Abrahamson was inspired by Schaefer-Simmern's teaching philosophy and studied his life and works throughout his career.  He considered Schaefer-Simmern to be his mentor and practiced his teaching method.

Subject/Index Terms

Art - Study and teaching
Schaefer-Simmern, Henry, 1896-1978.

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Accession 2014_017, donated by Roy E. Abrahamson

Acquisition Method: Donation/gift.

Preferred Citation: [Items], Roy E Abrahamson papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Processing Information: Processed by Melanie Bilbrey in October of 2014.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Writings, 1941-1994],
[Series 2: Conference Reports, 1983-1995],
[Series 3: Henry Schaefer-Simmern Research, 1937-2013],

Series 1: Writings, 1941-1994Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Original PoetryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Unpublished Book on Art Instructions for ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Sabbatical Leave Report, 1994 September 23Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Report on the Artistic Activities of Mentally Retarded Children, 1951 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Dreams, Visions, and Self Observations, 1950-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Artistic Cognition and Art and Mysticism, 1970-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Art and Mysticism, 1941-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Thoughts on Reality and Magnetism, 1962 March 23Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Metaphysical NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Ideas and Diagrams of the Artistic Process, 1955-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Ideas on Art Education, 1953-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Teaching MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Teaching Material on Fragmented of View Point ArtAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence: Book Assistance, 1951-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Diary of Work, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Southern Illinois University Museum Show, 2007 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Original CartoonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Dissertation Digest, 1965Add to your cart.
Item 1: Book: A Theory of Visual Conceiving as Applied to the Teaching of Art in the Elementary Grades, Abrahamson's Dissertation, 1965Add to your cart.

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