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Dennis W. Pett Papers 1943-1986

MSS-104


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Pett, Dennis W.
Title: Dennis W. Pett Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1943-1986
Quantity: 4 Boxes (8.0 Linear Feet)
Abstract:The Dennis W. Pett Papers include articles, publications, and ephemera dating from 1943 to 1986. The collection is arranged in seven series.
Identification: MSS-104
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Visual Literacy Collection next hit
Arizona State University Library
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Dennis W. Pett earned his diploma from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Photographic Technology in 1949. Later, he completed a Bachelor's Degree in Science and both a Master's and Doctoral degree in Audio Visual Communication at Indiana University. In 1951, Pett accepted a joint appointment with the Indiana University School of Education and the Audio Visual Center, which he maintained until 1989. In addition to administering the Audio Visual Center, Pett taught a variety of courses including Media Utilization, Graphics, Photography, and Visual Perception. Pett has been responsible for numerous workshops and institutes, including the ICIA/NAVA Institute for Effective Communication and the Institute of Professional Development. He has given presentations on such topics as Color Theory, Visual Literacy, and Materials Design and Development. A member of the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA), Pett is a past Executive Secretary for the IVLA as well as a former Editor of the Visual Literacy Newsletter. Pett has also published articles on Visual Literacy, Instructional Media, and Audio Visual Production.


Scope and Content Note

The Dennis W. Pett Papers include articles, publications, and ephemera dating from 1943 to 1986. The previous hitcollection is arranged in seven series.

Series I: Visual Literacy next hit Notebooks contains articles and papers that Pett collected documenting the fields of visual literacy, photography, and education. These materials were originally received in notebooks that Pett organized into certain fields relating to Visual Literacy. Each folder title in the series is "Book"; each book represents a specific subject. Pett's original contents lists for each book can be found in the first folder of each "Book."

Series II: Notebook Additions contains articles and papers that Pett collected, apparently with the intention of adding them to the notebooks housed in Series I. Also dealing with visual literacy, education, and photography, the articles have numbers assigned by Pett corresponding to the notebook numbers.

Series III: Bibliographies contains bibliographies collected by Ron Sutton dealing with visual literacy, photography, and other related subjects.

Series IV: Visual Literacy: Learning To See, Seeing To Learn houses a paper defining visual literacy and showing how photography can be used in schools, especially at the elementary level. Series V: Polaroid Education Project includes examples of materials and programs developed by the Polaroid Corporation using photography and illustrations four use in elementary and secondary school education.


Arrangement

This previous hitcollection consists of four boxes divided into seven series:
Series I: Visual Literacy Notebooks
Series II: Notebook Additions
Series III: Bibliographies
Series IV: Visual Literacy: Learning To See, Seeing To Learn
Series V: Polaroid Education Project

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments in the Distinctive Collections Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library (rm. 138) on the Tempe campus are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Note: All library reading rooms are currently closed as part of the ASU Library's COVID-19 response. Ask an Archivist is available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., for reference assistance regarding collection materials.

Copyright

Arizona State University does not own copyright to this collection. Distinctive Collections recognizes that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Pett, Dennis W.

Corporate Name(s)
Polaroid Corporation.

Subject(s)
Education, Elementary.
Education, Secondary.
Photography in education.
Visual literacy.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Dennis W. Pett Papers, MSS-104. Arizona State University Library: previous hitVisual Literacy Collection next hit.

Provenance

Dennis W. Pett donated these papers to the previous hitVisual Literacy Collection next hit in 1991 (ACC# 1991-00450).


Container List

Series I: Visual Literacy Notebooks
BoxFolder
11 Book One, 1972-1976 (1 of 5)
12 Book One, 1976 (2 of 5)
13 Book One, 1972-1975 (3 of 5)
14 Book One, 1969-1977 (4 of 5)
15 Book One, 1969-1979 (5 of 5)
16 Book Two, 1956-1967 (1 of 9)
17 Book Two, 1961-1976 (2 of 9)
18 Book Two, 1937-1969 (3 of 9)
19 Book Two, 1971-1979 (4 of 9)
110 Book Two, 196?-1972 (5 of 9)
111 Book Two, 1954-1962 (6 of 9)
112 Book Two, 1960-1970 (7 of 9)
113 Book Two, 1960-1979 (8 of 9)
114 Book Two, 1962-1975 (9 of 9)
BoxFolder
21 Book Three, 1972-1976 (1 of 5)
22 Book Three, 1972 (2 of 5)
23 Book Three, 1970-1972 (3 of 5)
24 Book Three, 1949-1980 (4 of 5)
25 Book Three, 1973-1977 (5 of 5)
26 Book Four, 1968-1977 (1 of 6)
27 Book Four, 1971-1979 (2 of 6)
28 Book Four, 1959-1980 (3 of 6)
29 Book Four, 1965-1969 (4 of 6)
210 Book Four, 1968-1976 (5 of 6)
211 Book Four, 1970-1973 (6 of 6)
BoxFolder
31 Book Six, 1945-1971 (1 of 6)
32 Book Six, 1976-1978 (2 of 6)
33 Book Six, 1968-1974 (3 of 6)
34 Book Six, 1970-1976 (4 of 6)
35 Book Six, 1976-1978 (5 of 6)
36 Book Six, 1943-1971 (6 of 6)
37 Book Seven, 1975-1977 (1 of 3)
38 Book Seven, 1969-1973 (2 of 3)
39 Book Seven, 1978-1979 (3 of 3)
BoxFolder
41 Book Eight, 1965-1970 (1 of 8)
42 Book Eight, 1969-1976 (2 of 8)
43 Book Eight, 1970 (3 of 8)
44 Book Eight, 1969-1979 (4 of 8)
45 Book Eight, 1973-1975 (5 of 8)
46 Book Eight, 1973-1976 (6 of 8)
47 Book Eight, 1976-1979 (7 of 8)
48 Book Eight (8 of 8)
49 Book Nine, 1970-1978 (1 of 6)
410 Book Nine, 1964-1972 (2 of 6)
411 Book Nine, 1969-1979 (3 of 6)
412 Book Nine, 1969-1975 (4 of 6)
413 Book Nine, 1966-1975 (5 of 6)
414 Book Nine, 1976-1977 (6 of 6)
BoxFolder
51 Book Ten, 1968-1972 (1 of 5)
52 Book Ten, 1975-1979 (2 of 5)
53 Book Ten, 1964-1970 (3 of 5)
54 Book Ten, 1969-1973 (4 of 5)
55 Book Ten, 1950-1969 (5 of 5)
56 Book Eleven, 1976-1979 (1 of 3)
57 Book Eleven, 1968-1979 (2 of 3)
58 Book Eleven, 1969-1975 (3 of 3)
59 Book Twelve, 1958-1970 (1 of 5)
510 Book Twelve, 1968-1978 (2 of 5)
511 Book Twelve, 1968-1973 (3 of 5)
512 Book Twelve, 1969-1971 (4 of 5)
513 Book Twelve, 1971-1976 (5 of 5)
Series II: Notebook Additions
BoxFolder
61 Book Additions One, 1981-1971 (1 of 5)
62 Book Additions One, 1968-1975 (2 of 5)
63 Book Additions One, 1969-1980 (3 of 5)
64 Book Additions One, 1969-1983 (4 of 5)
65 Book Additions One, 1972-1983 (5 of 5)
66 Book Additions Two, 1972-1981 (1 of 2)
67 Book Additions Two, 1962-1980 (2 of 2)
68 Book Additions Three, 1982-1986
69 Book Additions Four, 1972-1982
610 Book Additions Six, 1975-1980 (1 of 4)
611 Book Additions Six, 1981-1983 (2 of 4)
612 Book Additions Six, 1979-1982 (3 of 4)
613 Book Additions Six, 1968-1979 (4 of 4)
BoxFolder
71 Book Additions Eight, 1968-1976 (1 of 4)
72 Book Additions Eight, 1968-1976 (2 of 4)
73 Book Additions Eight, 1969-1976 (3 of 4)
74 Book Additions Eight, 1973 (4 of 4)
75 Book Additions Nine, Undated
76 Book Additions Ten, 1981
77 Book Additions Eleven, 1980
78 Book Additions Twelve, 1979 (1 of 2)
79 Book Additions Twelve, 1969-1983 (2 of 2)
Series III: Bibliographies
BoxFolder
710 Bibliography I, 1980
711 Bibliography II, 1972-1980
712 Bibliography III, 1972-1980
713 Bibliography IV, 1975-1980
BoxFolder
81 Bibliography V, 1974-1978
82 Bibliography VI, 1970-1976
83 Bibliography VII, Undated
Series IV: Visual Literacy: Learning To See, Seeing To Learn
BoxFolder
84 Visual Literacy: Learning To See, 1978
Series V: Polaroid Education Project
BoxFolder
85 Polaroid Education Project, Undated