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Mary L. Meixner papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 26/2/54

Scope and Content

The collection (1950-1993) contains biographical information, course materials, publications and projects completed by Mary L. Meixner. The biographical information consists of newspaper clippings regarding her works, awards and shows; curriculum vitae; photographs; and information about her distinguished professorship, awarded in 1975.

The collection also includes papers authored by Meixner, much of which deals with color, movement, art history, and environmental arts.

Documents relating to Meixner's courses include rosters, handouts, class lists, surveys of students and special projects. She taught courses on painting, color, and design.

Meixner's special projects included a number of films, funding for which was obtained through the university. They covered aspects of color and movement through dance and were innovative in their use of colored films. Meixner cultivated a relationship with the Mearl Corporation, a company that created the films that Meixner used.


  • 1950-1993, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


1.87 Linear Feet (4 document boxes)


This collection is organized Alphabetically.

Items in related collections

RS 26/2. Iowa State University. Department of Art and Design records

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 26/2/54. Mary L. Meixner papers, 1950-1993, undated
March 27, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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