George Dutch was born August 16, 1891 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He graduated from Massachusetts Normal Art School in 1914. He was the head of the Peabody Art Department for 38 years. He was also the secretary-treasurer of the Western Arts Association for 12 years and was president from 1927-1928. Then he went onto to be the head of the Southern Arts Association from 1932-1934. George Dutch authored a number of books and was the advisory editor of Everyday Art, an editorial board member for the 40th yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, and a contributor to the School Arts Magazine. He was also a Mason and a Shriner. George Dutch died on March 30, 1976.
Scope and Content Note
The papers contain handwritten and typed letters, publications by the Western Arts Association, and minutes from meetings as well as a copy of the constitution. There is also a folder pertaining to the finances of the Western Arts Association and a few publications from the Western Arts Association and one folder pertaining to the Southern Arts Association.