The Artist's Studio film collection

Collection Overview

Title: The Artist's Studio film collection

Record Series: 14/10/08

Record Group:

14/10/09 The Artist's Studio

Creator: Department of Art

Date: c. 1963

Extent: 28 films

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Technical Access: “The Artist’s Studio” are recorded on 16mm film and require special playback equipment for access and use. Such films may require the production of a view copy. SC&UA staff will determine options for use on a case-by-case basis.

Related archival materials can be found in the Department of Art Collection (14/04/01) and the Herbert Hake Papers (14/10/02/01) at Special Collections & University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Sensitive Materials Statement: Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code § 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], in the [Series Title] #[series number], [folder number or title when applicable], [Collection Name], Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

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Historical Note

The Artist's Studio series was produced by the State College of Iowa (SCI, now the University of Northern Iowa) Department of Art, alongside Herbert Hake, director of radio-TV. The series was part of the Iowa Schooltime broadcasts and featured SCI art faculty working on an artwork from its earliest stages to its completion. Mediums included sculpture, painting, pottery, and crafts. The goal of the series was to generate greater interest in creative expression.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of twenty eight films from SCI's "The Artist's Studio." Please see the inventory for the complete list.


28 items

The Artist's Studio film collection:

  • "Haskell" (metal sculpture) no. 8
  • "Guillaume" (textile printing) no. 9
  • "P. Smith" (painting) no. 9
  • "Lee, D." (commercial design) no. 11
  • "D. Lee" (commercial design) no. 12
  • "J. Page" (prints- the woodcut) no. 13
  • "Page, J." (prints- the intaglio print) no. 14
  • "Guillaume" (introduction) no. 1
  • "Haskell" (clay sculpture) no. 2
  • "P. Smith" (painting) no. 3
  • "Finegan" (ceramics) no. 4
  • "Finegan" (ceramics) no. 5
  • "Herrold" (jewelry) no. 6
  • "Herrold" (Jewelry) no. 7
  • "Guillaume" (Introduction) no. 1
  • "Haskell" (Clay Sculpture) no. 2
  • "P. Smith" (Painting) no. 3
  • "Finegan" (Ceramics) no. 4
  • "Finegan" (Ceramics) no. 5
  • "Herrold" (Jewelry) no. 6
  • "Herrold" (Jewelry) no. 7
  • "Haskell" (Metal Sculpture) no. 8
  • "Guillaume" (Textile Printing) no. 9
  • "P. Smith" (Painting) no. 10
  • "D. Lee" (Commercial Design) no. 11
  • "D. Lee" (Commercial Design) no. 12
  • "J. Page" (prints- the woodcut) no. 13
  • "Page, J." (Prints- The Intaglio Print) no. 14
  • "Landmarks in Iowa History "Pella"


Processing Information

Inventory created by Special Collections student intern Nick Waters, September 2017. Finding aid created by Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, March 2021. . Linear feet updated on September 21, 2017.