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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization and Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Eleanor S. Greenhill Papers, 1967-1983



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Greenhill, Eleanor Simmons
Title: Eleanor S. Greenhill papers
Dates: 1967-1983
Abstract: Eleanor Simmons Greenhill was a distinguished Medievalist and one of the formative forces behind the development of the graduate art history program at UT. The papers include memos, correspondence, administrative files, reports, and printed material pertaining to art history and the UT Department of Art and Art History.
Accession No.: 85-280
OCLC No.: 961118633
Extent: 7 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Eleanor Simmons Greenhill grew up in Lubbock, Texas. She earned an undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in 1934, her MA in Comparative Medieval Literature from Columbia University in 1945, and her PhD in the History of Art from the University of Munich in 1959. She taught at the University of Chicago before joining the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in the 1960s. Honored with the Ashbel Smith Professorship in 1981, Dr. Greenhill continued teaching and serving as one of the leading forces behind the development of the graduate art history program at UT until she retired in 1985.

A distinguished Medievalist, Dr. Greenhill was a noted scholar of French Gothic manuscripts and the author of several publications, including the Dictionary of Art, Dell Publishing, 1974. In 1988 the UT art history faculty named the annual graduate student symposium the Eleanor Greenhill Art History Symposium in her honor. She died in 2009.

Source:

UT Department of Art and Art History - Special Programs - Eleanor Greenhill Symposium

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Scope and Contents

The Eleanor S. Greenhill Papers, 1967-1983, contain classified correspondence files of Greenhill during her years as professor in the University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History. Departmental records and administrative files relating to hiring faculty, their salaries, promotion, and tenure are included, as are files documenting the program and its history and standards. Faculty meeting minutes, memos, reports, correspondence, and administrative files document the workings of the Department, and correspondence includes letters of congratulation to Greenhill upon her appointment as Ashbel Smith Professor of Art in 1981. Other 1981 correspondence pertains to Greenhill's role as College of Fine Arts Commencement Marshal. A few pieces of printed material pertain to Medieval Studies at UT. Furthermore, the papers document Greenhill's involvement with the College Art Association of America (CAA) in the early 1980s.

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Organization and Arrangement

Dr. Greenhill's original separation of materials into file folders was maintained, but put into chronological order to facilitate the understanding of the history of the department. Original folders that had titles or descriptive information were kept in the collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Greenhill, Eleanor Simmons
Schmandt-Besserat, Denise
Gould, Karen, 1946-2012
Brockett, Oscar G. (Oscar Gross), 1923-2010
Brettell, Richard R.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Art and Art History
University of Texas at Austin. College of Fine Arts
College Art Association of America
Subjects
Art--History.
Art--Study and teaching.
Medieval studies.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eleanor S. Greenhill Papers, 1967-1983, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jessi Fishman, August 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/G121 Art library - reports, correspondence, administrative files, 1967-1975
Correspondence, minutes, memos, reprint of UT General Information Bulletin #6710, 1967-1975, undated
Correspondence - S. M. Alexander, Meister, 1969, 1972-1982, undated
Graduate program in Art History, including materials from other UT programs, 1970-1971, 1975, undated
Suggestions concerning the history of art program, 1971, and memos to art historians, 1972-1979, undated
Budget and salary materials, 1973-1975, 1979
Denise Schmandt-Besserat, 1974-1975, 1978, undated
Memos, correspondence, administrative files, 1974-1977, undated
Minimum faculty workload standard, 1974, 1977-1979, undated
Medieval studies at UT, including printed material, 1974-1980, undated
Jim Phillips, 1975
Changes in curriculum, 1975-1976
Memos, minutes, administrative files, 1975-1978, undated
"For Brenda" - Graduate Studies Committee in Art History and other memos and administrative files, 1975-1980, undated
Memos, minutes, administrative files, 1976-1980
"Brettell" - memos, correspondence, administrative files re: Rick Brettell, 1976-1983
Mindy Taggard, PhD program memos, 1997
Search to fill Art Historian position, 1978-1980
Dean Brockett, committees, memos, 1978-1981
College of Fine Arts Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1979-1980
"Gould Matter" - appointment of Karen Keel Gould, 1980
Ashbel Smith Professorship and College of Fine Arts Commencement Marshal, 1981
College Art Association of America (CAA) 1980 meeting, 1979
College Art Association of America (CAA), 1983

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