The Edith Harvey Heron Collection (1895-1980) documents this California artist's professional work and history. The collection
includes watercolors, drawings, etchings, miscellaneous art, prints, newspaper articles, pamphlets, photographs, and professional
records. The materials provide background information on Heron's artistic interests and development, as well as on her educational
and employment history.
Edith Harvey Heron, the daughter of William S. and Ada Heron, was born January 2, 1895, in San Jose, California, After graduating
from San Jose High School in 1914, she attended San Jose Normal School and graduated in 1918. Following a short-term teaching
career in art therapy, she attended the California School of Arts and Crafts for two years (1920-22) and in 1929 earned a
B. A. degree in art at San Jose State College. Heron spent most of her life in the Bay Area working as an artist.
3 linear feet
1 archive box and 1 flat drawer
Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for
permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions
also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational
The collection is open for research.