Series V. Writings and other projects


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Scope and Content Note

The first subseries, which pertains to Terhune's disseration and book on Hovenden, consists of her proposals for each, segments of writing drafts, bibliographic notes and illustration lists. Her correspondence with the Barra Foundation regarding the publication of her book is included in the "Correspondence" series. The second subseries documents Terhune's involvment in the 1995 exhibition and related programs held at the Woodmere Art Museum to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Hovenden's death. Terhune advised in the selection of works for the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue. She also wrote one of the essays and led several tours of the exhibition. Documentation consists of correspondence, checklists, essay drafts and lecture notes. The final subseries documents "other projects," some of which were proposed by Terhune, but never realized. These include two Hovenden exhibitions and a research project about John Brown. Projects successfully completed include the slide lecture Terhune gave to the Plymouth Meeting Historical Society about her graduate work on Thomas Hovenden. She also was involved in the video recording of the lecture, particularly in obtaining the necessary permissions to reproduce the works of art she used in her presentation. Documentaiton consists of lecture notes, correspondence and forms. Touching upon Terhune's teaching career is a program, project description and biographical sketch produced for a faculty art show at Norwalk Community College. A research paper entitled "Wilderness in the American Landscape" documents her work as a graduate student.