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These records document the activities of the program coordinator and the development and administration of the Office from the fall semester of 1976 to the fall semester of 1982. Included is correspondence with organizers for travel programs, speakers, instructors, performers, guides, vendors and registrants; syllabi, course descriptions, and teaching aids; student profile and program evaluation forms; contracts with course leaders; photographs and biographical information for selected instructors; newspaper and magazine articles concerning various programs; fiscal records for course supplies; transcripts of some lectures; program guides and agendas; and staff notes and memoranda.
The Office of the Program Coordinator, a unit of the Education Division, develops programs for the general public that deal with various aspects of the decorative arts. Included in each semester's offerings are lecture series, tours, workshops, weekend seminars, luncheon lectures, and an assortment of special programs for young people. Funding is provided in part by registration fees, and in part through the contributions of private foundations and corporations.
Jane Clark served as program coordinator from the beginning semester in 1976 to 1978, when she was succeeded by Jennifer Jarvis. Since 1979, the position has been shared by Jarvis and Susan Yelavich.
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