C. Howard Church papers
Scope and Content
The papers of C. Howard Church include correspondence, Kresge Art Museum newsletters and mailings, exhibit brochures, brochures about the Michigan State University Art department programs, articles and newspaper clippings, MSU Publications, and some biographical material on Church.
- 1936 - 1992
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
C. Howard Church was born in Sioux City, Nebraska on May 1, 1904. He received his B.F.A. in 1935 at the Art Institute of Chicago, his B.A. in 1938 at the University of Chicago and his M.A. in 1939 at The Ohio State University.
Church directed and taught in the Morgan Park School of Art in Chicago 1934-36, instructed painting and drawing at Vanderpool Art Gallery in Chicago 1936-38, and directed the Mulvane Art Museum and headed the Washburn University Department of Art from 1940-1945.
Church joined the staff at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1945 as chair of the Department of Art and remained in that role until 1960. He continued on the faculty until 1971 when he retired.
While at Michigan State University, he was the coordinator for the planning of the new Kresge Art Center which opened in 1959.
He died January 3, 1993 at age 88.
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- Kresge Art Museum (Donor, Organization)
- C. Howard Church Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- E. Busch
- August 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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