MS 160
AUTHOR : Van Denburg, Aaltje 1919 -
TITLE : Aaltje Van Denburg Record Albums
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ARRANGEMENT: Inventory available online.
HISTORY NOTE : Aaltje Van Denburg was born on October 23, 1919, in Syracuse, New York to parents with Dutch ancestry. She received a B.F.A. from Syracuse University in 1942 with a major in Illustration. In 1952, she received her M.S. in Crafts from the University of Tennessee. Van Denburg's stay at Knoxville is what persuaded her to become a resident of Tennessee, hoping that West Tennessee would be similar to East. When she graduated in 1952, she decided to stay and accept a position at the University of Tennessee Martin Branch. At that time UTM was a small school that only offered students bachelor's degree programs in agriculture and home economics. Van Denburg's professional affiliations include: American and Tennessee Home Economics Associations; Southern Highland Handicraft Guild; Tennessee Colleges Art Commission: Martin Art Commission: and the American Craftsman's Council. She also had numerous profession Activities that included: private painting classes; folk records; programs of folk song; art, craft lectures for various civic clubs and schools; and consultative services for interior design She served on various university committees while at UTM including: Administrative (Public Occasions); Faculty Senate (Student Honors); and the School of Home Economics.
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