Scope and Contents
The Henry Turner Bailey papers contains correspondence, teaching materials, published books, articles, and pamphlets, artwork, family papers, and photographs.
Correspondence document both business dealings and personal affairs. Lecture notes, from his time in Massachusetts and Ohio, highlight his expertise in the field of industrial drawing and art education generally. Both the artwork and photographs primarily consist of works created by Bailey himself but also include collected works by others.
- Creation: 1880-1936
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Glass plate negatives and lantern slides are restricted due to the fragility of the format. All decisions regarding use will be at the discretion of the curator for visual materials.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Henry Turner Bailey was born in Scituate, Massachusetts in 1865 and graduated from the Massachusetts Normal Art School in 1887. He taught drawing in Boston night schools in Lowell, was the agent for the promotion of industrial drawing for the Massachusetts Board of Education (1887-1903), and director of the Chautauqua School of Arts and Crafts and editor of School Arts Magazine (1903-1917). He moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he served as dean and director of the Cleveland School of Art (1917-1930). He was the author of a variety of books, including Twelve Great Paintings and Tree Folk, and gave direction to the content and method of art education in United States grade and high schools from 1895 to 1925. He died in 1931.
57.75 linear feet (40 containers) : 25 record storage boxes; 1 legal half-manuscript box; 9 oversize flat boxes; 1 phase box; 1 glass plate storage box; 3 oversize folders
Language of Materials
Henry Turner Bailey was the agent for the promotion of industrial drawing for the Massachusetts Board of Education, the dean of the Cleveland School of Art, and the author of works on art education. The collection contains correspondence, teaching materials, published books, articles, and pamphlets, artwork, family papers, and photographs.
This series is arranged in six series:
Series 1. Correspondence, 1881-1936
Series 2. Teaching materials, 1884-1931
Series 3. Published works, 1883-1932
Series 4. Artwork, 1883-1926
Series 5. Personal papers, 1880-1931
Series 6. Photographs, 1881-1931
Collection processed by Patrick McCall, 2023.
- Guide to the Henry Turner Bailey papers
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- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team. Updated and revised by Patrick McCall.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English.