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Harvey Dean Miner Papers - MS 1088

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

 Introduction

The papers of Harvey Dean Miner consist of .5 linear feet of material centered on the industrial arts career of Harvey Miner of Bowling Green, Ohio. The collection spans the years circa 1935 to 1975 and is made up of subject files, literary productions, maps, printed materials and photographs.

The donation of these papers to the Center for Archival Collections was arranged through the cooperation of Beverly M. Miner of Bowling Green, Ohio, on December 4, 2007. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was completed by Stephen W. Badenhop, Graduate Assistant in January 2008, with a revision in 2011 by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts.

 Biographical Sketch

Harvey Dean Miner (1910-1998) was an influential industrial arts instructor at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, for forty years. He was born January 7, 1910, in Tontogany, Ohio, to Hugh V. and Mabel Shanower Miner. Harvey received a bachelor of science in education, specializing in industrial arts, in 1932 from Bowling Green State University where he later became an instructor in 1935. He later went on to earn a master's degree from Ohio University in 1947 and studied at the doctoral level at Western Reserve and Wayne State Universities.

Miner established new industrial art technology facilities and programs throughout schools in Ohio including Weston, McClure, Florida, Wauseon, Anthony Wayne and Graham Local High School in St. Paris. In 1959 he was selected as a member of a team to establish technical education facilities in Eastern Nigeria under the sponsorship of the U.S. Government, where he and his family resided for two years.

During his tenure at Bowling Green he authored many articles and published a book entitled Exploring Patternmaking & Foundry. He retired from Bowling Green State University in 1975 as Associate Professor Emeritus. Harvey was considered by many to be "an excellent educator, cabinetmaker, carpenter, and patternmaker." He died on June 20, 1998 in Bowling Green.

 Scope and Content 

The Harvey Dean Miner Papers consists of .75 linear feet of materials revolving around the industrial arts career of Harvey Miner from circa 1935 to 1975. The collection includes subject files, printed materials, maps and photographs.

The subject files include industrial arts project plans and industrial art facilities and programs development plans at schools throughout Ohio, including McClure, Otsego and Weston. Floor plans for these facilities are included in the map section. There are also numerous articles written by Miner addressing several industrial art issues. Photographs in the collection show the changes instituted by Miner in industrial arts programs in “before” and “after” shots of various school industrial art facilities. Any one interested in industrial arts education would find this collection a very useful research tool in their investigations. There are also numerous photographic negatives of his travels, places and people around Tontogany, and images related to his career at BGSU.

 Series Description

SUBJECT FILES

SUBJECT FILES
c.1935-1975
Arranged alphabetically
Files about industrial arts projects in the classroom and the development of industrial arts programs at other institutions, most notably McClure, Otsego and Weston

LITERARY PRODUCTIONS

ARTICLES
1940s-1960s
Arranged chronologically
Articles written by Harvey Miner addressing industrial art issues in the classroom

MAPS, CHARTS, DIAGRAMS, GRAPHS, LISTS, ETC.

DIAGRAMS
n.d
Floor plans of industrial art classrooms in various Ohio schools

PRINTED MATERIAL

PRINTED MATERIAL
1930s-1970s
Invitations, flyers and newsletters relating to Harvey Miner

PHOTOGRAPHS

PHOTOGRAPHS
n.d.
1930s-1950s
School pictures and industrial art project pictures

PHOTONEGATIVES
1941-1956, n.d.
Photographic negatives divided into topical groupings including people, projects, places around Tontogany, and BGSU shop

ARTIFACTS

ARTIFACTS
n.d.
Industrial arts ruler and metric converter

 Inventory

Box 1

Folder
  1. 2" Belt Sander Plans, n.d.
  2. Art Metal and Plastics Projects, n.d.
  3. McClure High School Industrial Arts Department, 1956
  4. Otsego Local Schools Industrial Arts Department, 1958
  5. Patternmaking and Foundry Projects, n.d.
  6. Plywood Projects, 1937-1950
  7. School Shop Project Notebook, n.d.
  8. School Shop Project Notebook, n.d.
  9. Weston Industrial Arts Department, 1953
  10. Weston Local School Industrial Arts Department, [1953]
  11. Weston High School Industrial Arts Department, [1953]

Box 2

Folder

  1. The Problem of Tool Storage, 1949
  2. Patternmaking and Foundry Work in the General Shop, 1950
  3. Caring for Finishing Brushes, 1959
  4. Effective Shop Safety Organization, 1959
  5. Foundry Molding Sand Mixer, 1967
  6. Industrial Art Laboratory Plans, n.d.
  7. Invitations, 1938-1977
  8. Flyers, 1951-1952
  9. Newsletters, 1951-1977
  10. Photographs, 1930s-1950s
  11. Loose unidentified negatives, n.d.
    • Set “A” (11 negatives - Nigeria?)
    • Set “E” (12 negatives - Nigeria?)
    • Slides (3 color slides - Fire truck, Tontogany, Ohio)
    • Negatives unidentified people
    • Negatives unidentified places
  12. Topical (identified) negatives
    Animals
    • Bear at Smoky Mts - 1950
    • Mrs. H.E. Gill - Cats
    Architecture
    • Miami, Fla. Hotels (2); Fort Marion, St. Augustine, Fla. (1)
    • Powell Home (2), 750 Carruthers Dr., Worthington, OH - Dec. 1950
    • Clarence Zissler Building (4), formerly the Heyman Pool room, Tontogany?
    • New Airport at Toledo (4) - Nov 1954
    • Pere Bently Home (4) - May 14, 1955
    • Turnpike Bridge over Maumee under construction - 1954
    • Scenes of “My Old Kentucky Home” (4); general store, Renfro Valley - Sept 1954
    • Anthony Wayne School - July 4, 1954
    • New School Buildings, Weston, Grand Rapids, Milton - 1954
    • American Legion Hall construction (interior, east side, siding east end, close-up of siding, front view from s.w. corner, front view from n.w. corner)
    • American Legion Hall construction (current boys installing heating louver, hall interior, building kitchen cupboards, building gun case, building stage steps) - March 1953
    • American Legion Hall, front view (Taken for Blade)
    • McKinley Memorial, Canton, Ohio
    • Harding Memorial, Marion, Ohio (3) - 1953
    • Floyd Hicks’ garage (3)
    • E. G. Gill house in grove, grove near old house
    • BGSU smokestack
    • Covered bridge, out of Marysville
    • Views of Mt. Vernon (2)
    • Macochee Castle - 1957
  13. Topical (identified) negatives
    Calamities
    • Brown fire at river near Otsego (4) - Nov. 1954
    Groups
    • Tontogany’s first Halloween Festival - Sat. Oct. 31, 1953
    • Industrial Arts Club Halloween Party, including apple-bobbing (8) - Oct 29, 1954
    • Industrial Arts Club Picnic at Oak Openings Park (6) - May 2, 1954
    • Industrial Arts Club Picnic at Oak Openings Park (10) - May 15, 1955
    • Firemen’s Annual Party (6) - Sept 1953
    • Firemen’s Annual Party (7) - Jan 30, 1954
    • Firemen’s Annual Party (8) - Jan 1955
    • Junior Class, Weston School (2)
    • Soybean Festival, Tontogany, Ohio (20) - July 28-31, 1954
    • Representatives of American Legion and Firemen in preparation for Pancake & Sausage Supper, Legion Hall, Tontogany, Ohio - Feb 2, 1957
    • Little League baseball, Tontogany, Ohio - 1955
    • Teegarden Family Reunion - June 24, 1956
    • Tour of Bliss Foundry, Pattern and Foundry Class, BGSU (7) - May 21, 1954 Industry
    • Tontogany Water Works Groundbreaking and driving the stake (2)
    • Washington Township New Fire Truck - Oct 1954
    • Oil well west of Bowling Green - 1953
  14. Topical (identified) negatives
    Landscape
    • Kentucky Hills (6)
    • Oak Openings Park (10) - Oct 1953
    • Hocking Hills Caves, Circleville, Ohio (12)
    • Ohio Turnpike (3) - Oct 9, 1955
    • Oak Openings Park, animal shots (5) - July 4, 1954
    • Florida scenery (4); Bok Tower, Royal Palm Bldg, Palm Beach, Blimp over Miami, Cypress Swamp
    • Storm damage at Bowling Green (6) - June 26, 1954
    • Scenes near Bowling Green Water Treatment Plant (3) - May 21, 1954
    • Flooded creek near Paulding, Ohio - March 1953
    • Seven Caves, Chillicothe, Ohio (2)
    • Coal shaft, southern Ohio near Chesterville
    • Lake Hope, Zaleski, Ohio (4)
    • Great Smoky Mountain area (14)
    • Old Cincinnati, Lake Erie Electric Line bridge abutment
    • Southern pine forest, Jessup, Ga. (3)
    • B&O supply reservoir, Tontogany, Ohio
    • Serpent Mound, Yellow Springs, Ohio
    • Niagara Fall, Power Plant (3)
    • Logan Elm, Bellfountaine, Ohio
    • Russell’s Point Island, Bellefountaine, Ohio
    • B & O Railroad, north of Tontogany, Ohio, looking north
    • View at Rock House (Hocking County), Konkle’s Hollow (4)
    • Grand Rapids Dam
    • Hill view over Hocking River, North of Athens, Ohio
    • Views above Grand Rapids Dam (3) - 1953
    • Campsite on our wedding trip, Key Town, south of Marion - Aug. 1939
    • Woods scene (3), my shop
  15. Topical (identified) negatives
    People
    • Bowling pictures (3) - 1963
    • IOOF Grand Lodge Officers & Local Officers Lodge Dist. 17, Tontogany, Ohio - 1957
    • IOOF Grand Lodge Officers, Brantford, Ontario; Dist. IOOF Convention at Tontogany - March 23, 1957
    • First Aid Class, Bill Sullivan, teacher (Dunbridge) - Feb 1, 1957
    • L.L. Aury’s & us at East Harbor State Park (2) - 1955
    • Rev. Lucero at Toussaint River - Oct. 9, 1954
    • Denver Yarger and Tom Hendricks, studenter teacher - March 1953
    • Miss Dolly Welch, retirement from teaching, Belmore - April 30, 1954
    • Firemen with new resuscitator (3)
    • Tobacco farmers in Kentucky
    • Students in agriculture class in Grand Rapids (3) - 1940Fishing pictures (5)
    • Powell, Austin & Torgerson at Serpent Mound - 1948
    • Extension class “Practical Arts Workshop 490", Paulding, Ohio - 1953
    • Folks at Grand Rapids Dam (2) - 1953
    • Ed. Schumacher graduation M.Ed. - 1949
    • American Legion Boys & the waterwell (3) - 1953
    • Washington Township Fire Dept. Honors “Mrs. Wood County” (5)
    Portraits
    • School bus drivers, Weston, Ohio - April 1953
    • Mr. Hill, custodian, Weston School (2)
    • Mr. and Mrs. N.G. Coale (3) - April 18, 1954
    • Mrs. Ray Scott - May 14, 1955
    • Mr. and Mrs. Harshman, 50th wedding anniversary - July 1956
    • Rebecca women, Past Grands at Mother Miners (24)
  16. Topical (identified) negatives
    Projects
    • Wood Projects (cupola, smoking stand, table lamp, hall tree, chest, sewing basket, flower stand, dog house, foot stool, jardenier stand, step end table, tabowret) (13)
    • Teach. Aid Project footstool
    • Woodworking
    • Forging and welding projects, BGSU (11) - 1956
    • Forging and welding (door knocker, wrecking bar, cold chisel, foot scraper, auto jack, bleacher folding seats, kitchen stool, magazine rack) (8)
    • Woodwork (Windsor chair - Chester Long; Modern dresser & chest - James Zickes; footstools) (3) - Jan 1955
    • Woodwork (coffee table, cedar chest, end table, desk, clothes chest, end table, butternut chest, bridge lamp, book case, sewing cabinet, bed head, end tables, modern end table, china hutch) (14)
    • Plastic filter box (4x5)
    • Plastic filter box (35mm)
    • Electric motors (3)
    • Bench metals (2)
    • Machine shop (3)
    • Patternmaking & Foundry (salt & pepper shakers, pattern with stop-off, patterns on a plate, plaster match)
  17. Topical (identified) negatives
    Shop
    • Patternmaking & Foundry, BGSU (14) - 1954
    • Foundry area (8) - 1964
    • Inoestment casting (17) - 1963
    • McClure High School Industrial Arts Dept. (42) - Jan-Sept 1956
    • Tool Cabinets, Woodworking area
    • BGSU, shots around the I.A. Building in Tri-X film (9)
    • BGSU Elementary Handicrafts Class 313 (3)
    • BGSU Forging area, gas welding area (6) - 1964
    • BGSU Handicrafts area (2)
    • Use of pyrometer (2)
    • BGSU drafting (2) - 1954
    • BGSU woodworking (10) - 1954
    • BGSU graphic arts (2) - 1954
    • BGSU general views in I.A. building (3) - 1954
    • BGSU art metal (2) - 1954
    • BGSU sheet metal (2) - 1954
    • BGSU arc welding (3) - 1954
    • BGSU machine shop (3) - 1954
    • BGSU electricity shop (2) - 1954
    • BGSU automotive shop (3) - 1954
    • BGSU views of shops (10) - 1949-1950
    • BGSU tool panels (6) - 1950
    • BGSU photography - 1954
    • BGSU ceramics (throwing, sculpturing, glazing, bisque rack) - 1954
    • BGSU Pattern and Foundry Class I.A. 221, Bliss Foundry (5) - Dec 8, 1953
    • BGSU Shop Project, Making a name plaque (3) - Dec 4, 1953
    • BGSU Industrial Arts Club, Demonstration of ShopSmith (4) - Dec 2, 1953
    • Grand Rapids H.S. Shop (Glen Heyman at the saw, view of machinery, views of shop) - 1939
    • Sylvania High School Industrial Arts Dept., electric area (3) - 1947
    • Sylvania High School Industrial Arts Dept. (Student at lathe, view of shop) - 1946
    • Weston School, Woodworking area, Forging area with Richard Broka - 1953
    • Weston School Industrial Arts Dept., shop areas (10) - 1953
    • Weston School Industrial Arts Dept., shop areas (4) - 1953Weston School Industrial Arts Dept., shop areas, Dobbeck & Ewing, student teachers (4) - 1953
    • Weston School Industrial Arts Dept., shop pictures from Jan 3, 1953 Sentinel (6)
    • Weston School Industrial Arts Dept., shop areas (5) - 1953
  18. Topical (identified) negatives
    Television
    • Bishop Sheen - 1954
    Water Works
    • Tontogany Water Works, drilling well (3)
    • Tontogany Water Works, placing test pump (2)
    • Tontogany Water Works, equipment and strung pipe (12) - Apr. 1955
    • Tontogany Water Works, digging and pipe laying (12) - Apr. 1955
    • Tontogany Water Works, digging and laying pipe (10) - Apr. 1955
    • Water Works at Tontogany (12)
    • Water Works at Tontogany (12) - May 1955
    • Water Works at Tontogany (6) - May 14, 1955
    • Water Works at Tontogany (10) - May 1955
    • Water Works at Tontogany (9) - June 1955
    • Water Works at Tontogany (12) - June 1955
    • Water Works at Tontogany (9) - June 1955
    • Water Works at Tontogany (13) - July 1955
    Miscellaneous
    • 8th Grade Shop Boys on picnic at Providence Park, Grand Rapids - 1941
    • 4-H Club shots (girls club, trip to Kelley’s Island) - 1953
    • Clouds
    Copying
    • Newsprint copy - 1956
    • John Schaller Home
    • Copy of newspaper - July 1956
    • Joe Coale - Nov 1953
    • Old shots of stone road gang & fire department, odd shots for practice
  19. Artifacts, n.d.

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