Guide to the Louise Hall Papers, 1934-1981
Louise Hall was a professor of Art and Architecture at Duke University from 1931-1975. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed material, clippings, color slides and papers related to the Art Department. The material ranges in date from 1934-1981.
- Record Group
- Louise Hall papers
- Hall, Louise
- 1.5 Linear Feet, approx. 1000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, documents related to courses and the Art Dept. as well as reports presented to the Committee on Long Range Planning. There is also material regarding space planning, the American Association of University Women and the UNC-Duke Winchester Excavation. There are color slides of the deconstruction of the Asbury Building on East Campus, printed material, some photographs of Hall, clippings and a copy of Hall's Last Will and Testament. The material ranges in date from 1934-1981.
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In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Louise Hall was born in Cambridge, MA in 1905 and was a professor of Art and Architecture at Duke University from 1931 until her retirement in 1975. She earned a B. A. from Wellesley, a B. S. from MIT, a Brevat from the University of Paris, and a Ph.D. from Harvard. A registered architect, Hall was responsible for the establishment of the curriculum in art at Duke, including the development of collections and planning for a museum. She was also Duke's representative at the Winchester [England] archaeological excavation from 1964-1971. Hall died in 1990.
- News Service Biographical Files (Duke University Archives)
- University Archives Photographic Negative Collection (Duke University Archives)
- Art Association Records (Duke University Archives)
- Winchester Excavation Scrapbook (Duke University Archives)
[Identification of item], Louise Hall Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Louise Hall Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1991 and 1999.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, February 2008
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, February 2008
Accessions A91-82 and A99-40 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.