Thomas O. Ballinger papers, 1952-1971

Overview of the Collection

Ballinger, Thomas O.; Sundberg, Norman D.
Thomas O. Ballinger papers
1952-1971 (inclusive)
8 linear feet, (6 containers)
Collection Number
UA 206
Thomas O. Ballinger (1911 - 1998) was a professor in Art Education at the University of Oregon beginning in 1952, and during the 1950's he undertook research projects regarding the people and art of Nepal. The collection (1952-1971) contains his faculty papers, and they include correspondence and committee files as well as research files and reports from Ballinger's work in Nepal.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Thomas O. Ballinger (1911 - 1998) was a professor in Art and Education at the University of Oregon, beginning in 1952.

"In 1955-1957, with the U.S. Aid Program, he helped to found Tribuvan University, the Teachers' Training College and a library in Nepal." He undertook research involving Nepalese and American children, and worked with the Peace Corps in a project involving Nepalese art.

[Source: News and Views, Faculty and Staff newsletter of the University of Oregon. "In memoriam." January 8, 1999.]

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is organized by accession and material includes, but is not limited to:

Accession 10122.A: contains records created between 1952 and 1967 including: Nepal Education brochures and booklets, two watercolor paintings, case study files from a study of Nepalese and American children that looked at differences in the way children portray themselves and other people, and publications that include monographs by Theodore Ballinger and Norman Sundberg, relating to educational developments in Nepal (1957-1958). A paper listing of this accession is available in Special Collections and University Archives.

Accession 10337.A: contains records created between 1952 and 1962 including: office files, correspondence, research files, drawings by children, and Nepal project files. Also includes records of a comparison study, undertaken by Norman N. Sundberg and Thomas O. Ballinger, using the Goodenough Draw-a-man Test with children from the Eugene School District and various districts in Nepal in 1958. These files contain instruction sheets, drawings, grading forms, and data obtained. There is also one oversize folder containing examples of children's art from Nepal, India, and Japan, and examples of art from the Albuquerque Adult Indian Program.

Accession 10725.A: contains records created between 1952-1971 including: general correspondence (1968-1974), Dean Creese files (1963-1967), Graduate Examination committee files, AAA library committee and Museum committees files, contract (1971), Peace Corps correspondence and miscellaneous papers (1964-1968), and the final report of the Arts of Nepal, Peace Corps training project, Nepal Panchayat Development (1963).

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Related Materials

Other collections relating to Thomas O. Ballinger at Special Collections and University Archives include: Thomas O. Ballinger papers, SFM 194.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Art--Study and teaching (Continuing education)--New Mexico--Albuquerque
  • Art--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Eugene
  • Child psychology--Cross-cultural studies
  • Children's art--Asia
  • Children's drawings--Nepal
  • Children's drawings--Oregon--Eugene
  • Children--Nepal
  • Children--United States
  • Education, Higher--Oregon--Eugene
  • Education--Nepal
  • Indians of North America--Education--New Mexico--Albuquerque
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene

Personal Names

  • Ballinger, Thomas O.
  • Ballinger, Thomas O.--Correspondence
  • Creese, Walter L

Corporate Names

  • Peace Corps (U.S.)--Nepal
  • University of Oregon--Faculty
  • University of Oregon. Museum of Art
  • University of Oregon. School of Architecture and Allied Arts

Form or Genre Terms

  • Case files
  • Correspondence
  • Drawings
  • Minutes
  • Office files
  • Reports