Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


The visual arts, a discipline, with a history and knowledge base is a required component of the elementary and middle school curriculum. In order to learn the language of visual symbols resources are needed. The assumption that books which deal with various topics spanning the spectrum of art will provide a link between visual and verbal information and provide, in part, necessary assistance to students in their study of art is the premise on which this research paper is based.

As a result of research into available art related books at three school libraries, one public library and one university youth collection an annotated bibliography was compiled. The bibliography is arranged into eight categories: history of art, art appreciation, media and technique, individual artists, arts personalities, elements and principles, themes, and careers. The bibliography includes books published between 1970 and 1984. The bibliography may be used to provide teachers with titles to support and enrich their curricular goals, students with titles which will stimulate and reinforce their independent study, and media specialists with titles which may be used for interdisciplinary approaches in teaching and collection development.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Elizabeth Martin


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