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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
2.09 linear feet ((5 file boxes) plus 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder)
From 1919 to 1926 Beam researched and wrote reports for the Association of American Colleges. The research and travel for "Art in the Liberal College," an extensive study of art curricula in seven representative colleges, provided a basis for her later work for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), 1937-1952, where Beam organized and mounted art exhibitions and surveys of community art projects. First, however, Beam worked for the National Committee on Maternal Health (1927-1933), the General Education Board in New York City, and a Federal research project in industrial unemployment.
After retiring in 1952, Beam continued to write, organize art exhibitions, and compile information on aging and retirement. She died in 1978.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Box 1: Folders 1-9a
- Box 2: Folders 10-16
- Box 3: Folders 16a-24
- Box 4: Folders 25-29
- Box 5: Folders 30-42
By: Jane S. Knowles
- Beam, Lura, 1887-1978. Papers of Lura Beam, 1900-1969: A Finding Aid
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