Getty Education Institute, Art Education History Archives Project, 1998-1999

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan


Descriptive Summary

Title: Art Education History Archives project
Date (inclusive): 1998-1999
Number: IA20034
Creator/Collector: Getty Education Institute for the Arts
Physical Description: 3.6 linear feet (5 boxes)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Institutional Records and Archives
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
archives@getty.edu
Abstract: The records consist of a Getty Education Institute sponsored program to video-record interviews with leading art educators of the 1980s and 1990s. The resulting 45 VHS cassette recordings and transcriptions, produced during 1998 and 1999, document the ideas and programs of the Getty Center for Education in the Arts, later known as the Getty Education Institute, that helped shape contemporary arts education in the United States.
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Language: Collection material is in English

Administrative History

The Getty Center for Education in the Arts, later known as the Getty Education Institute for the Arts (GEI), was one of the original programs established by the J. Paul Getty Trust, an international cultural and philanthropic organization serving both general audiences and specialized professionals. The Trust is a not-for-profit institution, educational in purpose and character, that focuses on the visual arts in all of their dimensions. As of 2009 the Trust supports and oversees four programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. The Trust founded the Getty Center for Education in the Arts in 1982 with the mission of improving the quality and status of arts education in the nation's public schools. The education programs were guided by three premises: the visual arts should be an essential part of every child's education because knowledge of the arts is a principal means of understanding human experiences and transmitting cultural values; art education's content must be broadened to include instruction in art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics—an approach known as discipline-based art education (DBAE); and the most effective art education programs are based on partnerships among teachers, administrators, artists, museums, universities, and parents.
During its first ten years, the Getty Center for Education in the Arts / GEI concentrated on the implementation and dissemination of DBAE. This was achieved by advocating for the value of arts in education, through the dissemination of print publications and videotapes, national conferences, and collaborative projects; professional development for school and university personnel, through in-service programs such as the Los Angeles Institute; theory development to encourage evolution of DBAE, through seminars, doctoral fellowships, and the commissioning of scholarly publications; curriculum development to support creation of model instructional materials; and special initiatives to encourage others to champion DBAE. In January 1986 responsibility for administering arts education grants was transferred from the Trust's Grant Program to the Center for Education in the Arts. The goal of the arts education grant program was to support the development of model DBAE programs across the country.
Lani Duke was the founding director of the Getty Center for Education in the Arts / GEI and continued to lead the program for 17 years. Duke resigned at the end of June, 1998 upon notice of the GEI's imminent dissolution. President Barry Muntiz named Ted Mitchell, former dean of the UCLA School of Education, as the Getty Trust's Vice President for Education and interim director of the Education Institute until the program's dissolution in 1999.
When the Getty Education Institute for the Arts was dissolved one of its last projects was to record the legacy of its programs, most specifically the DBAE program, through interviews with leading arts educators of the time. The Center for Education in the Arts commissioned Dr. Stephen M. Dobbs in 1998 to conduct, record and transcribe these interviews. The project was completed in June 1999.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

The transcripts described in accession 2008.IA.31 are available for use by qualified researchers. The original videocassettes are restricted for preservation purposes.
The following types of records are permanently closed: records containing personal information, records that compromise security or operations, legal communications, legal work product, and records related to donors. The J. Paul Getty Trust reserves the right to restrict access to any records held by the Institutional Archives.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item and series (as appropriate)], Art Education History Archives project, 1998-1999, Getty Education Institute. Institutional Archives, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Finding aid no. IA20034

Acquisition Information

One copy of the Art Education History Archives project records was provided to Dr. Stephen M. Dobbs upon completion of the Getty Education Institute commissioned project. Dr. Dobbs held these records until August 14, 2008 when he transferred them to the Institutional Archives. Accession no. 2008.IA.31.

Processing History

Records inventoried and finding aid created by Kyle Morgan, September 2008.

Related Archival Materials note

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the people, programs, and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.
Contributing Institution: Getty Institutional Archives
Senior Program Officer Stephen M. Dobbs' records, 1984-1989, Getty Center for Education in the Arts. Institutional Archives, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Finding aid no. IA20027
Director Lani Duke's Records, 1986-1998, Getty Education Institute. Institutional Archives, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Finding aid no. IA10015
Event and publication images, 1985-1997, Getty Education Institute. Institutional Archives, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Finding aid no. IA20018

Scope and Content of Collection

The records consist of a Getty Education Institute sponsored program to video-record interviews with leading art educators of the 1980s and 1990s. The interviews provide an intellectual record of these educators' views of and participation with the Getty Center for Education in the Arts, later known as the Getty Education Institute. At a time when the J. Paul Getty Trust was the primary force in improving art education at every grade level (K-12) throughout the United States, the project provides insights into the ideas and programs that helped shape the contemporary arts education field. The records include a biographical and philosophical glimpse into such leading minds as Elliot Eisner, Edmund Feldman, Kenneth Marantz, Brent Wilson, and Harold Williams.
Dr. Stephen M. Dobbs was commissioned by the Getty Education Institute in 1998 to conduct, record and transcribe these interviews. The first interviews were begun on April 2, 1998 and the project was completed on May 12, 1999. The collection consists of a complete set of 45 VHS cassette recordings and corresponding transcripts. Each interview runs approximately 60 minutes.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged by type of material and then alphabetically by the surname of the interviewee.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Eisner, Elliot W.
Feldman, Edmund Burke
Marantz, Kenneth A.
Williams, Harold Marvin, 1928-
Wilson, Brent

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

Getty Center for Education in the Arts
Getty Education Institute for the Arts
J. Paul Getty Trust

Subjects - Topics

Art in education--United States--20th century
Art--Study and teaching--United States--20th century
Arts--Education, Elementary

Genres and Forms of Material

Transcripts
Videocassettes


Container List

 

Art Education History Archives project, 1998-1999

 

Transcripts of interviews, 1998-1999

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 1

List of interviewees, June 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 2

Gordon Ambach, March 26, 1999

[Gordon Ambach Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 3

Neil Anstead, October 9, 1998

[Neil Anstead Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 4

Terry Barrett, April 3, 1998

[Terry Barrett Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 5

Candice Borland, January 14, 1999

[Candice Borland Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 6

Diane Brigham, January 14, 1999

[Diane Brigham Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 7

Sheila Brown, April 2, 1998

[Sheila Brown Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 8

Judith Burton, March 26, 1999

[Judith Burton Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 9

Laura Chapman, April 4, 1998

[Laura Chapman Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 10

Eleanor Chow, October 9, 1998

[Eleanor Chow Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 11

Gilbert Clark, April 4, 1998

[Gilbert Clark Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 12

Lila Crespin, January 14, 1999

[Lila Crespin Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 13

Jack Davis, April 3, 1998

[Jack Davis Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 14

Michael Day, April 4, 1998

[Michael Day Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 15

Leilani Duke, October 10, 1998

[Leilani Duke Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 16

Phillip Dunn, April 3, 1998

[Phillip Dunn Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 17

Elliot Eisner, April 28, 1999

[Elliot Eisner Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 18

Mary Erickson, April 3, 1998

[Mary Erickson Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 19

Edmund Feldman, April 4, 1998

[Edmund Feldman Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 20

Virginia Gembica, October 10, 1998

[Virginia Gembica Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 21

Joseph Goldyne, April 28, 1999

[Joseph Goldyne Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 22

Richard Gurin, April 2, 1998

[Richard Gurin Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 23

Thomas Hatfield, March 26, 1999

[Thomas Hatfield Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 24

Al Hurwitz, April 2, 1998

[Al Hurwitz Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 25

Catherine Leffler, October 9, 1998

[Catherine Leffler Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 26

Anne Lindsey, April 2, 1998

[Anne Lindsey Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 27

Peter London, March 26, 1999

[Peter London Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 28

Jesse Lovano-Kerr, April 2, 1998

[Jesse Lovano-Kerr Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 29

Marshall Lumsden, October 10, 1998

[Marshall Lumsden Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 30

Stanley Madeja, April 3, 1998

[Stanley Madeja Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 31

Kenneth Marantz, April 4, 1998

[Kenneth Marantz Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 32

Val Marmillion, October 9, 1998

[Val Marmillion Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 33

Pamela Ann Marton, October 10, 1998

[Pamela Ann Marton Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 34

Bruce Newlin, October 10, 1998

[Bruce Newlin Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 35

Karen Newlin, October 10, 1998

[Karen Newlin Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 36

Jeffery Patchen, March 26, 1999

[Jeffery Patchen Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 37

Joan Peterson, May 12, 1999

[Joan Peterson Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 38

Bonnie Pitman, May 12, 1999

[Bonnie Pitman Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 39

Martin Rosenberg, January 14, 1999

[Martin Rosenberg Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 40

Vicki Rosenberg, April 4, 1998

[Vicki Rosenberg Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 41

Blanche Rubin, October 9, 1998

[Blanche Rubin Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 42

Ronald Silverman, January 14, 1999

[Ronald Silverman Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 43

Mark Slavkin, October 9, 1998

[Mark Slavkin Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 44

Mary Ann Stankiewicz, April 2, 1998

[Mary Ann Stankiewicz Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 45

Harold Williams, Jamuary 14, 1999

[Harold Williams Transcript]

Box 2008.IA.31-1, Folder 46

Brent Wilson, April 3, 1998

[Brent Wilson Transcript]

 

Video recordings of interviews, 1998-1999

Physical Description: VHS cassettes
Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 1

Gordon Ambach, March 26, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 2

Neil Anstead, October 9, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 3

Terry Barrett, April 3, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 4

Candice Borland, January 14, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 5

Diane Brigham, January 14, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 6

Sheila Brown, April 2, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 7

Judith Burton, March 26, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 8

Laura Chapman, April 4, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 9

Eleanor Chow, October 9, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 10

Gilbert Clark, April 4, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 11

Lila Crespin, January 14, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 12

Jack Davis, April 3, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-2, Folder 13

Michael Day, April 4, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 14

Leilani Duke, October 10, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 15

Phillip Dunn, April 3, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 16

Elliot Eisner, April 28, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 17

Mary Erickson, April 3, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 18

Edmund Feldman, April 4, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 19

Virginia Gembica, October 10, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 20

Joseph Goldyne, April 28, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 21

Richard Gurin, April 2, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 22

Thomas Hatfield, March 26, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 23

Al Hurwitz, April 2, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 24

Catherine Leffler, October 9, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 25

Anne Lindsey, April 2, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-3, Folder 26

Peter London, March 26, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 27

Jesse Lovano-Kerr, April 2, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 28

Marshall Lumsden, October 10, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 29

Stanley Madeja, April 3, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 30

Kenneth Marantz, April 4, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 31

Val Marmillion, October 9, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 32

Pamela Ann Marton, October 10, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 33

Bruce Newlin, October 10, 1998

Scope and Content Note

Pages 16 and 17 missing from transcript
Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 34

Karen Newlin, October 10, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 35

Jeffery Patchen, March 26, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 36

Joan Peterson, May 12, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 37

Bonnie Pitman, May 12, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 38

Martin Rosenberg, January 14, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-4, Folder 39

Vicki Rosenberg, April 4, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-5, Folder 40

Blanche Rubin, October 9, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-5, Folder 41

Ronald Silverman, January 14, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-5, Folder 42

Mark Slavkin, October 9, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-5, Folder 43

Mary Ann Stankiewicz, April 2, 1998

Box 2008.IA.31-5, Folder 44

Harold Williams, Jamuary 14, 1999

Box 2008.IA.31-5, Folder 45

Brent Wilson, April 3, 1998