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About this collection

Background

Edith Harvey Heron, the daughter of William S. and Ada Heron, was born January 2, 1895, in San Jose, California, After graduating from San Jose High School in 1914, she attended San Jose Normal School and graduated in 1918. Following a short-term teaching career in art therapy, she attended the California School of Arts and Crafts for two years (1920-22) and in 1929 earned a B. A. degree in art at San Jose State College. Heron spent most of her life in the Bay Area working as an artist.

The Digital Collection

The King Library Digital collection contains a selection of 20 images of works by Edith Harvey Heron. For additional information about using the images in this collection, please contact the SJSU Special Collections Department.

The Physical Collection

The Edith Harvey Heron Collection (1895-1980) documents the California artist's professional work and history. The collection includes watercolors, drawings, etchings, miscellaneous art, prints, newspaper articles, pamphlets, photographs, and professional records. The materials provide background information on Heron's artistic interests and development, as well as on her educational and employment history. The collection is divided into Series I, Images and Documents, and Series II, Artwork.

For a complete description of the contents of the physical collection, see the online Finding Aid.

 
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