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Alexander F. Osborn papers

 Collection — Box: 1-22
Identifier: MS 16
Original manuscripts and work files, circa 1948-1963, of Osborn's books, "Your Creative Power" (1948), "Wake up Your Mind" (1952), "Applied Imagination" (1953, revised 1957 and 1963); files on the Creative Education Foundation, including annual reports, 1954-1962, publications, including guides, directives, reprinted articles and speeches, circa 1958-1963. Teaching Tools of the Creative Education Foundation include instructor's manuals and student workbooks, 1959-1963. Creative Education Foundation include instructor's manuals and student workbooks, 1963-1964, consists primarily of requests for literature and information.

Dates

  • 1948-1966

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

Alexander F. Osborn Papers, 1948-1966, are open for research.

Copyright

Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

11.0 Linear Feet (22 boxes)

Overview

The papers of Alexander F. Osborn, founder of Batten, Barton, Burstine and Osborn, and the Creative Education Foundation consist primarily of his professional activities.

Biographical Note

Alexander Faickney Osborn, 1888-1966, advertising executive, founder of Batten, Barton, Burstine and Osborn, and the Creative Education Foundation.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into six series: I. Your Creative Power, II. Wake Up Your Mind, III. Applied Imagination, IV. Creative Education Foundation, V. Creative Education Foundation Correspondence, VI. Books by Alexander Osborn

Acquisition Information

The Alexander F. Osborn Papers was donated to the University Archives by Alexander Osborn and the Creative Education Foundation in January 1967.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives staff.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Alexander F. Osborn papers
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Date
2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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