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Walter and Ise Gropius papers

Creator:
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Gropius, Ise  Search this
Names:
Architects Collaborative, Inc.  Search this
Bauhaus  Search this
Walter Gropius Foundation  Search this
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Bayer, Herbert, 1900-1985  Search this
Beckmann, Hannes, 1909-1977  Search this
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Cascieri, Arcangelo, 1902-1997  Search this
Chermayeff, Ivan  Search this
Chermayeff, Serge, 1900-  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Gabo, Naum, 1890-1977  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Klarmann, Adolf D., 1904-  Search this
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940  Search this
Klemperer, Otto, 1885-1973  Search this
Koch, Helmut  Search this
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965  Search this
Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964  Search this
Marcks, Gerhard  Search this
Miró, Joan, 1893-  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Muche, Georg, 1895-  Search this
Pei, I. M., 1917-  Search this
Petit, Claude  Search this
Pritchard, Jack, 1899-  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Scharoun, Hans, 1893-1972  Search this
Schmidt, Joost, 1893-1948  Search this
Schwitters, Kurt, 1887-1948  Search this
Sert, José Luis, 1902-  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Tange, Kenzō, 1913-  Search this
Wachsmann, Konrad, 1901-1980  Search this
Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959  Search this
artók, Béla, 1881-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((24 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1883-1981
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence with architects and artists (1903-1978), writings (1923-1969), a diary, an autograph book, subject files, printed material, photographs (1883-1979) and 5 photograph albums reflect the career of Walter Gropius, the activities of his wife Ise, and her recollections of the Bauhaus. Also included are 5 cassette tapes, untranscribed and unmicrofilmed.
REELS 2270-2283: Walter Gropius' correspondence concerns family matters (1903-1933), locating his sister in Berlin after World War II (1945-1946), and the Bauhaus Archiv (1957-1968). Ise Gropius' correspondents (1969-1978) include Alvar Aalto, Herbert Bayer, Hannes Beckmann, Arcangelo Cascieri, Ivan and Serge Chermayeff, Adolf Klarmann, Helmut Koch, Gerhard Marcks, Jack Pritchard, Hans Scharoun, and Konrad Wachsmann. Other correspondence concerns exhibitions about Gropius (1969-1976). Writings by Walter Gropius include lecture notes and short essays on architecture and design. A subject file (1945-1954) concerns visits to Japan. Printed material (1910-1978) includes galley proof sheets and clippings (1913-1957).
REELS 2284-2286: Photographs (1896-1937) show family members including Gropius' first wife Alma Schindler and their daughter Manon; Gropius' architectural projects including finished buildings, models, blueprints, and drawings (1906-1952); and an exhibition in London on Gropius.
REEL 2287: Biographical material (1883-1979) consists of Gropius' birth, marriage and death certificates, his military record (1914-1917), contracts, U.S. naturalization papers (1941-1944), financial documents (1945), Ise Gropius' will (1979), a list of works, a history of the Gropius family, real estate records, and membership cards. Excerpts from letters written by Marcel Breuer describe his European travels (1931-1937). A file on the Walter Gropius Foundation contains letters and notes (1969). An autograph book kept by Ise Gropius (1924-1981) contains illustrations by Herbert Bayer, Gyorgy and Juliet Kepes, Joan Miro, Kurt Schwitters, and Phyllis Terry, as well as autographs, notes and photographs. Writings by Ise Gropius include lecture notes and printed essays (1935-1943).
REEL 2287a: Twenty-six letters (1932-1952) from Herbert Bayer, written in German and English, to Gropius. Thirteen excerpts from Bayer's letters (1932-1949) are translated into English.
REELS 2330-2331: Photographs (1883-1979) show Walter Gropius, family members, and colleagues including Alvar Aalto, Bela Bartok, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Alexander Calder, Arcangelo Cascieri, Naum Gabo, Julian Huxley, Gyorgy Kepes, Paul Klee, Le Corbusier, I. M. Pei, Diego Rivera, Jose Luis Sert, Kenzo Tange, Frank Lloyd Wright, and members of Gropius' firm, The Architects Collaborative. Other photographs show a skit by students of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Bauhaus (1979).
REEL 2393: English translations of correspondence between Ise and Walter Gropius (1931-1969) and Ise's 1928 letter to a journalist commenting on Walter Gropius' resignation from the Bauhaus. A handwritten German copy (with a typewritten English translation) of a section of Ise Gropius' unpublished memoir describes her first meeting with Gropius and their courtship and marriage (1923-1929). A German transcript was not filmed. A typewritten English translation of Ise Gropius' diary (1924-1928) describes activities at the Bauhaus and mentions Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Otto Klemperer, Alma Mahler, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Georg Muche, Kurt Schwitters, Igor Stravinsky, and Franz Werfel. A handwritten translation is filmed on reel 4130.
REEL 2764: One photograph album (1925-1930) contains photographs of Walter and Ise Gropius and colleagues including Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Georg Muche, Claude Petit, and Joost Schmidt; construction of the Bauhaus (1925-1926); and sights in Germany and Italy. Four albums on the United States contain Gropius' photographs of New York City architecture, the Brooklyn Bridge, Chicago, California housing and industry, the Grand Canyon, and American Indians.
UNMICROFILMED: 5 cassette tapes, untranscribed, including a lecture delivered by Walter Gropius as part of "The Heritage of Man" lecture series, Cleveland, Ohio, February 13, 1952; an interview of Ise conducted by the Canadian Broadcasting Company, October 28, 1977; and 3 of a monologue delivered by Ise, 1978, in which she speaks of her early childhood.
Biographical / Historical:
Architect, educator and founder of the Bauhaus school. Born in Berlin, Walter Gropius studied at the University of Charlottenburg-Berlin and Munich. Following European travel and apprenticeship with Peter Behrens in Berlin, he established his own practice in 1910. After military service in WWI, he became director of the School of Applied Arts and the Academy of Arts, united the two and named the new institute Bauhaus Dessau in 1925. Between 1934 and 1937, he had a private practice in London. From 1938 to 1952, Gropius was chairman of Harvard's Graduate School of Design and maintained a private practice with Marcel Breuer from 1938 to 1941. Gropius married Alma Schindler, Gustav Mahler's widow, in 1915. In 1923, he married Ise (or Ilse) Franck (1897-1983).
Related Materials:
Additional photographs of Alma (Schindler) Mahler Werfel located at Bauhaus Archiv, Berlin, Germany.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Ise Gropius and her daughter, Beate Gropius Forberg Johansen, 1982-1983, except for selected items on reel 2393, the handwritten translation of Ise's diary on reel 4130 and cassette tapes, which were donated in 1981, 1983 and 1987, respectively. Some photographs from albums on reel 2764 which would not reproduce were not microfilmed.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Architects  Search this
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Germany  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Design, Industrial -- Germany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gropwalt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gropwalt

Music Manuscripts

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of three of O'Farrill's most important compositions. Afro Cuban Jazz Suite, a milestone in Latin jazz, was composed with Charlie Parker and recorded in December 21, 1950. Also included is Aztec Suite created for trumpeter Art Farmer and recorded in 1959. Six Jazz Moods, created while O'Farrill was living in Mexico City, is a twelve-tone piece. The twelve-tone technique ensures that all twelve notes of the chromatic scale are soundedan equal number of times, preventing the emphasis of any one note in one piece of music . The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by title.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0892, Series 1
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref18

Afro Cuban Jazz Suite, alto saxophone solo

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref20

Afro Cuban Jazz Suite (III), second part, bass score

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref21

Afro Cuban Jazz Suite (I-II, III-IV), drum score

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref22

Afro Cuban Jazz Suite, saxophone parts

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref23

Afro Cuban Jazz Suite, score for piano

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref24

Afro Cuban Jazz Suite, score for first trombone, second trombone, third trombone, fourth trombone

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref25

Afro Cuban Jazz Suite, score for trumpet parts

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref26

Afro Cuban Jazz Suite, various parts

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref27

Afro Cuban Jazz Suite, score for orchestra

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref28

Afro Cuban Jazz Suite, score for orchestra

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref29

Aztec Suite, score for orchestra

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref31

Aztec Suite, original score for orchestra, various parts

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref32

Six Jazz Moods, score for orchestra

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref33

Title page of Igor Stravinsky's Chant du Rossignol

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949 April 1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 2: Other Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref34

Photograph of O'Farrill and Dizzy Gillespie

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1975
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 2: Other Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref35

Videotape

Collection Creator:
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001  Search this
O'Farrill, Lupe  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Item OV 892.1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999 November 26
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Chico O'Farrill Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Chico O'Farrill Papers
Chico O'Farrill Papers / Series 2: Other Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0892-ref36

Microfilm of the Morgan Russell papers

Creator:
Russell, Morgan, 1886-1953  Search this
Names:
Alvarez, Mabel, 1891-1985  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Huston, Walter, 1884-1950  Search this
Kikoïne, Michel, 1892-1968  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Extent:
6.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1891-1977
Summary:
The Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977, present a good overview of Russell's career as a painter and sculptor, with an emphasis on his development of the color theory movement, Synchromism. The papers include correspondence, biographical material, transcripts of lectures given by Russell, illustrated notebooks and sketches, printed material and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The Morgan Russell papers present a good overview of Russell's career as a painter and sculptor, with an emphasis on his development of the color theory movement, Synchromism. The papers include correspondence with many prominent individuals who played a role in Russell's artistic development; biographical material primarily documenting his activities in Europe; transcripts of lectures given by Russell; illustrated notebooks and sketches documenting his interest in, and development of, color theory, music and Synchromism; printed material such as exhibition announcements, catalogs and clippings; and photographs of Russell, his wife, friends and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series according to record type and reflecting the lender's arrangement. With the exception of Series 1: Correspondence, all series are arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1909-1964 (Reels 4524-4527)

Series 2: Biographical Material, 1925-1941 (Reel 4527)

Series 3: Business Records, 1911-1946 (Reel 4527)

Series 4: Writings, 1931-1953 (Reel 4527)

Series 5: Unbound Notes and Sketches, 1891-1977 (Reels 4528-4538)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1908-1963 (Reels 4539-4541)

Series 7: Photographs, 1908-1948 (Reel 4542)
Biographical Note:
Painter and sculptor Morgan Russell was born in New York City. He studied at the Art Students League and the New York School of Art with James Earle Fraser, Andrew Dasburg and Robert Henri from 1906 to 1907, before settling in Paris in 1909 where he remained for almost forty years. After meeting Stanton Macdonald-Wright in 1911, he became interested in Synchromism and studied with Canadian color theorist Ernest Tudor-Hart. In 1913 Russell produced the first abstract Synchromies and in 1917 developed a series of Synchromies entitled EIDOS. He visited California in the early 1930s, teaching at the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles from 1931-1932, in addition to lecturing at museums in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Russell left France permanently in 1946 and died in Pennsylvania in 1953.
Provenance:
The Morgan Russell papers were lent to the Archives of American Art for microfilming by the Montclair Art Museum in 1991. The material was returned to the lender in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Synchromism (Art)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Citation:
Morgan Russell papers, 1891-1977. Microfilm reels 4524-4542. Originals in the Montclair Art Museum.
Identifier:
AAA.russmorg
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Microfilm of the Morgan Russell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-russmorg

Alfred Milton Duca papers

Creator:
Duca, Alfred Milton, 1920-  Search this
Names:
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 -- Photographs  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010 -- Photographs  Search this
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971  Search this
Photographer:
Brook, John, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
6.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
2.1 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1997
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; project files; lists; biographical material; photographs; and exhibition catalogs and announcements.
REEL 2027: Photographs of Duca at work, his studio, and his works of art.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; project files on the "Gloucester Experiment" and "Channel One" containing correspondence, reports, drawings, notes, printed material, and photographs; lists of collections, price lists, and lists of works of art; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; biographical material; and miscellany. Among the photographs are one of Jack Levine, one of Leonard Bernstein with Irving Fein, and one of Igor Stravinsky and his son, taken by John Brook, ca. 1950.
ADDITION: Biographical material, including vital documents; correspondence; writings; business records; exhibition materials; clippings; printed material; photographs of Duca, sculpture, and paintings; and most significantly, files on Duca's commissions and projects.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor; Annisquam, Massachusetts. Duca died Jan. 13, 1997.
Provenance:
Material on reel 2027 lent for microfilming 1980 by Alfred Duca; he donated the unmicrofilmed material in 1980. In 1998, an additional 2.4 ft. was donated 1998 by Veronique Duca, widow of Alfred Duca.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester  Search this
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Sculpture -- Conservation and restoration -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.ducaalfr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ducaalfr

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