Guide to the Art Division Scrapbook, 1939-1967
Collection number: UA 9/3/4
Size: Oversize 1 boxes
About the Art Division
When the Hamilton Smith Library was expanded in 1938, the entire second floor was
designated as the Art Division. It included music listening rooms, a reading room
and an exhibition hall. Prof. George R. Thomas designed the art galleries for the
About the Art Division Scrapbook
George Thomas joined the UNH department of architecture in 1930. He taught
architectural drawing, graphics and painting, as well as developed courses in
drawing, painting and art history for non-architecture students. In 1941, he helped
establish the department of the arts and he designed the remodeled Hewitt Hall to
house the program.
This scrapbook was compiled by Thomas beginning with the announcement of the opening
of the Art division of the Hamilton Smith Library in 1939. It contains exhibition
announcements, programs and newspaper clippings covering the exhibits held in the library, Hewitt Hall and elsewhere on campus through 1955. There is also
a folder of loose materials that never made it into the scrapbook. The last item is
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], Art Division Scrapbook, 1939-1967, UA 9-3-4, Milne
Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham,
Dontated to library by George R. Thomas