Department of education, docent files, 1960-2000 (bulk 1987-1998)


Department of education, docent files, 1960-2000 (bulk 1987-1998)

These records document the development of the MFAH docent program from the 1970s through the present day, with the bulk of materials from the 1980s and 1990s. Included is information on training, docent handbooks, gallery guides, tour routes, outreach to the school system, the Speakers' Bureau and docent recognition events. The ongoing involvement of the Junior League in the docent program is also documented. VHS training video tapes (1 linear ft.) have been moved to RG09:15 Audio/Visual. Information on the Bayou Bend docent program is found in RG09:14 Bayou Bend.

7 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 6911266

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