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While researching the International Correspondence School recently, I was reminded of the odd-ball J.D. Salinger short story about a young man reduced by sad financial circumstances to take a job as a correspondence art course instructor, "De Daumier-Smith’s Blue Period": http://www.freeweb.hu/tchl/salinger/blueperiod.html
I was researching the correspondence school to find out from where this technical text book came: http://books.google.com/books?id=f6lIAAAAMAAJ&dq=International+Library+o...
There’s a great article about correspondence art schools by Steve Heller in the 12.15.09 Design Observer: http://observatory.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=7687