Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers, [circa 1910]-2003, bulk 1958-2000

A Finding Aid to the Lillian and Frederick Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003, bulk 1958-2000, in the Archives of American Art, by Sarah Haug

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Biographical Information

Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965) was a sculptor, architect, set designer, educator, and writer active in New York and Connecticutt. Lillian Kiesler (1911-2001) was a performer, arts educator, and painter married to Frederick Kiesler. She was also active in the administration of the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts.

Frederick Kiesler was born in Romania in 1890, although he gave various other dates for his birth and regularly cited Vienna as his birthplace. He arrived in the United States with his wife Steffi in 1926 for the International Theatre Exposition at Steinway Hall in New York City. They stayed in the United States and were granted citizenship in 1936.

Kiesler secured a teaching position at Columbia University's School of Architecture in 1930, and from 1934 through 1957 he was the scenic design director at The Juilliard School of Music. He also lectured at Yale University from 1950-1952. Often labeled a Surrealist, Kiesler's work was experimental and frequently described as ahead of its time. He published, lectured, and participated in numerous exhibitions throughout his career. He is known for his theory of "coreallism;" "The Space House" (1933), a full-scale model of a single family home; an installation designed for Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century gallery in 1942; "The Endless House" drawings and model (1950); "The Universal Theatre" (1961) model; and the Shrine of the Book (1965), a building to exhibit the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem. He died in New York City in December 1965.

Lillian Olinsey met architect and sculptor Frederick Kiesler in 1934. After years of friendship, they were married in 1964, a year and a half before Frederick's death in 1965.

Lillian Kiesler studied art at the Art Students League, Cooper Union, and the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, where she also assisted Hofmann and the school administration. She taught art to children and young adults for twenty years in New York City. From 1945 to 1955, she taught at the Greenwich House Art workshops and the Woodward School, followed by the Brooklyn Museum (1948-1958), Barnard School (1953-1963), New York University School of Education (1955-1966), and Juilliard School of Visual Arts (1963-1965). Lillian was involved in the performing arts and between the late 1970s through the 1990s she performed in New York City with numerous directors, notably Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi, Richard Foreman, John Jesurun, Cindy Lubar, and Tim Miller. She frequently performed with her close friend, painter Maryette Charlton, who was the executor of the Lillian Kiesler estate.

Lillian Kiesler tirelessly promoted Frederick Kiesler's work and legacy after his death in 1965. From the late 1980s through the 1990s, she delivered lectures about his work at universities and museums, gave interviews, corresponded with researchers, and organized his papers to donate to the Harvard Theatre Collection, Yale School of Art and Architecture, and the Archives of American Art. In 1997, she helped found the Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Foundation in Vienna, Austria. She endowed the Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize, an award given to a notable contributor to the field of architecture. The first recipient was Frank Gehry in 1998. Lillian Kiesler passed away in 2001 in New York City.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of artist, performer, and arts educator Lillian Kiesler and sculptor, architect, set designer, educator, and writer Frederick Kiesler measure 48.2 linear feet and date from circa 1910s-2003, with the bulk of the material from 1958-2000. The collection documents their personal and professional lives and the legacy of Frederick Kiesler's work through biographical material, correspondence, legal, financial and business records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed material, writings and interviews, monographs, photographic material, and sound and video recordings. Also found are papers related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and the papers of artist Alice Hodges.

The collection is arranged into two series: the Lillian Kiesler Papers (Series 1) and the Frederick Kiesler Papers (Series 2). Measuring 41.1 linear feet, the Lillian Kiesler Papers (Series 1) make up the bulk of the collection and document her personal life and professional career as an artist, actor, teacher, arts benefactor and promoter of Frederick Kiesler's legacy. The series spans her lifetime, although most of the material is dated after 1965. Among her papers are biographical materials, correspondence, legal and financial records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed material, monographs, papers related to Frederick Kiesler and his legacy, papers of and related to Hans Hofmann, papers of Alice Hodges, photographic material, and sound and video recordings.

Found among Lillian Kiesler's personal papers are address books, numerous calendars and appointment books, and diaries and journals. Her correspondence is extensive and contains business correspondence with John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation, and personal letters and greeting cards from friends, family, artists, scholars, and researchers, including Etel Adnan, Alcopley, Fritz Bultman, Steve Buscemi, Mike Diamond, Burgoyne Diller, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Piero Dorazio, Jean Dubuffet, Jay Gottlieb, Erick Hawkins, Burgess Meredith, Henry Miller, James Purdy, and Herrel Thomas. Of interest is a letter from Harry Holtzman postmarked March 13, 1935 describing his initial meeting with Mondrian, and a letter from E.B. Gordon describing Henry Miller in Paris.

Materials related to Lillian Kiesler's estate and last wishes can also be found, as well as teaching plans, student work, and writings by Lillian Kiesler's mentor and friend, New York University professor Chandler Montgomery. Various printed material, correspondence, scripts, and rehearsal schedules from Lillian Kiesler's exhibitions and performances are also found, and among the directors, artists and writers represented are Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi, Cindy Lugar, Tim Miller and James Purdy. Artwork contains photographs by Bob Del Fredici, drawings by Piero Dorazio, and notes to Frederick Kiesler from Lillian Kiesler.

Subject files about artists, friends, colleagues, performances, and organizations in which she supported, such as the Anthology Film Archives, include printed materials and research materials. Signed exhibition catalogs of Loren MacIver, Dina Ghen, Lenore Tawney, and Toshiko Takaezu, and a reprint article inscribed by Alcopley can be found, as well as numerous inscribed monographs, including books inscribed by Max Weiler and Piero Dorazio, an inscribed first edition of Henry Miller's Black Spring (1936), and a 1937 monograph by Harry Holtzman titled American Abstract Artists.

Series 1 also includes materials related to her husband Frederick Kiesler, papers of and related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann, and the personal papers of artist Alice Hodges. The Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler were primarily created or compiled by Lillian Kiesler and document her work on behalf of Frederick Kiesler's legacy. Of interest are letters from Frederick Kiesler to Lillian Kiesler and Alice Hodges; a bound volume of correspondence to Piero Dorazio; an inventory of objects in the Frederick Kiesler estate; photographs of artwork; an interview (sound recordings and transcript) with Lillian Kiesler about Frederick Kiesler for "Music of the Age," included on the tape is a portion of a Frederick Kiesler interview (1965); a recording of Lillian Kiesler interviewing Richard Kamler about Frederick Kiesler; and Frederick Kiesler's dialogue with Leo Castelli (undated).

Lillian Kiesler was a student of Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts, as well as an enthusiastic volunteer promoter and assistant to The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. The bulk of the papers of and related to Hans Hofmann were created or compiled by Lillian Kielser and are about Hofmann's career and legacy. However, also found are some papers of Hans Hofmann, including letters from Hofmann to Lillian Kiesler and Alice Hodges describing his artwork, life in Provincetown, and issues with The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, typed and handwritten lectures given by Hofmann, Hofmann's 1941 address to the American Abstract Artists (AAA), three boxes of card files on students of the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in New York City and Provincetown, and photographs of Hofmann and his house in Provincetown taken by Wilfrid Zogbaum and Tom Milius.

The artist Alice Hodges (b. unknown-1965) was a close friend of Lillian Kiesler, a former secretary to Frederick Kiesler, and a student of Hans Hofmann. Included among her personal papers is some correspondence from Hans Hofmann and Katherine Drier and numerous postcards from Hodges and Lillian Kiesler's trip to Europe in 1950, posters and printed material from her exhibitions, an oversized scrapbook chronicling Lillian Kiesler's teaching career, records from the United States Treasury War Bond Art Auction in 1945, original artwork and greeting cards made by Hodges and Lillian Kiesler, and 31 rolled negative strips in metal canisters of Frederick Kiesler sculptures, Provincetown and Hans Hofmann, Wellfleet, Empire State Music Festival (1955), and travels to Colorado and Europe, some of which may be printed and found in this subseries.

Photographs found in the Lillian Kiesler Papers are mostly black and white and color snapshots of Lillian Kiesler's friends and family at events and at home, including candid photos of Hans Hofmann, Alice Hodges, Frederick Kiesler, and Alcopley. Slides prepared by Lillian Kiesler for a lecture on Frederick Kiesler and her lecture notes on index cards are found. Sound and video recordings include recordings of productions in which Lillian Kiesler performed, and music, film, or live stage performances written, directed, or performed by friends.

Measuring 7.1 linear feet, Frederick Kiesler's personal papers (Series 2) document his professional career and date from 1923-1992. Biographical materials include his curriculum vitae, four passports, and numerous appointment books and notes from late in his life. Correspondence with architects, publishers, editors, universities, museums, galleries, manufacturers, artists and friends includes letters from L. Alcopley, Leopold Arnaud, Armand P. Bartos, Piero and Virginia Dorazio, George Howe, Kay Johnson, Jane Owen, and others. There are also photocopied letters from Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, and Piet Mondrian. Business and financial records from the 1940s to mid-1960s comprise a significant bulk of this series and are primarily tax returns and receipts and statements used to file tax returns. Materials on the publication of "Inside the Endless House" (1966), the International Theatre Exposition (in German) in 1924 and other exhibits from shortly after his death are found, as well as student artwork and papers from Kiesler's classes in the mid-1950s. A bound copy of the "Bibliography of Writings of and About Frederick Kiesler" compiled by Lillian Kiesler is found, as well as printed material about Frederick Kiesler and a handful of photographs of artwork.

Users should note that Lillian Kiesler's and Frederick Kiesler's papers contain similar types of material that often overlap in subject matter, especially among the Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler (Subseries 1.10) in Series 1 and the Frederick Kiesler Papers (Series 2). This collection contains limited material related to Lillian Kiesler prior to the 1940s and Frederick Kiesler prior to his arrival in the United States in 1926.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged into two series. Each series is divided into several subseries, with the arrangement described in detail in the series descriptions.

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects:

  • Anthology Film Archives
  • Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts
  • Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966
  • Kiesler, Frederick

Subjects-Topical:

  • Actors -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Architects -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Art schools -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown
  • Art schools -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Authors -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Educators -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Exhibition designers
  • Painters -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Set designers -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Women artists

Types of Materials:

  • Diaries
  • Interviews
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Scrapbooks
  • Scripts (documents)
  • Sound recordings

Names:

  • Adnan, Etel
  • Andres, Jo
  • Arnaud, Leopold, 1895-
  • Bartos, Armand P., 1910-
  • Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985
  • Buscemi, Steve, 1958-
  • Castelli, Leo
  • Copley, Alfred L.
  • Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965
  • Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1931-2000
  • Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-
  • Dorazio, Piero, 1927-
  • Dorazio, Virginia Dortch
  • Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952
  • Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968
  • Hawkins, Erick
  • Hodges, Alice
  • Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966
  • Holtzman, Harry
  • Howe, George, 1886-1955
  • Kamler, Richard
  • Kiesler, Frederick
  • Kiesler, Lillian, 1910?-2001
  • MacIver, Loren, 1909-
  • Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997
  • Miller, Henry, 1891-
  • Milius, Tom
  • Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944
  • Montgomery, Chandler
  • Owen, Jane Blaffer
  • Purdy, James
  • Tawney, Lenore
  • Takaezu, Toshiko
  • Zogbaum, Wilfrid, 1915-1965
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • University of Iowa, Museum of Art
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Provenance

The collection was donated by Lillian Kiesler and Maryette Charlton, executrix of her estate, in several accessions between 1980-2002. Some of the papers related to Frederick Kiesler were originally loaned for microfilming in 1971, most of which was later donated in 1980. Additional papers related to Frederick Kiesler were donated in 1993. Papers related to Hans Hofmann were given in 1981. Lillian Kiesler's papers were donated in 2000 by Lillian Kiesler, and in 2002, by Maryette Charlton.

Separated and Related Materials

Some of the materials related to Frederick Kiesler were initially loaned for microfilming on reels 57 and 127-128. This material is not described in the container listing of this finding aid. Most, but not all, of the loaned material was later donated and has been merged with the other accretions.

The holdings of the Archives of American Art include the Hans Hofmann Papers, 1904-1978 and the Maryette Charlton Papers, 1929-1998. Additional Frederick Kiesler papers are available at the Museum of Modern Art, the Harvard Theater Collection, and the Yale School of Art and Architecture.

How the Collection was Processed

Materials related to Frederick Kiesler were loaned for microfilming on reels 57 and 127-128. Additional materials were microfilmed on reel 2399 and are no longer in circulation. The papers of Frederick Kiesler and Lillian Kiesler were initially processed as separate collections. All accessions were merged, minimally processed, and fully described as one collection by Sarah Haug in 2009.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite this Collection

Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers, circa 1910s-2003, bulk 1958-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Lillian Kiesler papers, circa 1910s-2003
(Box 1-39, 47-52, OV 53-55; 41.1 linear feet)

Series 1 documents Lillian Kiesler's personal life and professional career as an artist, actor, teacher, arts benefactor and promoter of Frederick Kiesler's legacy. Biographical material (Subseries 1.1) includes diaries, address books, calendars and appointment books, mailing lists, guest lists, identification, medical records, obituaries, and personal writings by Lillian Kiesler and others. Lillian Kiesler's correspondence (Subseries 1.2) is extensive and primarily personal in nature, including letters and greeting cards from Etel Adnan, Alcopley, Fritz Bultman, Steve Buscemi, Mike Diamond, Burgoyne Diller, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Piero Dorazio, Jean Dubuffet, Jay Gottlieb, Erick Hawkins, Burgess Meredith, Henry Miller, James Purdy, and Herrel Thomas. There is some business correspondence with museums, galleries, and foundations, including John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation.

Legal and financial files (Subseries 1.3) are related to Lillian Kiesler's estate and finances such as burial plans and her will. Teaching files (Subseries 1.4) include teaching plans and reference materials, essays, pamphlets, class lists, correspondence from schools, student artwork and essay assignments, notebooks, writings on teaching, and a book of weaving samples. Also included are writings about teaching art and lesson plans by New York University professor Chandler Montgomery.

Exhibition and performance files (Subseries 1.5) contain correspondence, photographs, artwork, printed materials, scripts, rehearsal schedules, reviews, monographs and notes related to Kiesler's exhibitions and peformances dating from the 1970s-2001. Among the directors, artists and writers found are Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi, Cindy Lugar, Tim Miller and James Purdy. Artwork (Subseries 1.6) contains original drawings, sketches, photographs and notes by Lillian Kiesler and others, including photographs by Bob Del Fredici and drawings by Piero Dorazio. Subject files (Subseries 1.7) include collected materials about artists, friends, colleagues, performances, and organizations in which Lillian Kiesler supported, such as the Anthology Film Archives. Printed material (Subseries 1.8) includes collected postcards, magazines and magazine articles about art and performance, newspaper clippings about fellow artists, invitations and announcements, and exhibition catalogs, including several signed exhibition catalogs and a reprint article inscribed by Alcopley. Lillian Kiesler's library (Subseries 1.9) includes numerous monographs written by friends or about friends, most with inscriptions by authors. Found here are books inscribed by Max Weiler and Piero Dorazio, an inscribed first edition of Henry Miller's Black Spring (1936), and a 1937 monograph by Harry Holtzman titled American Abstract Artists.

The Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler (Subseries 1.10) primarily were created or compiled by Lillian Kiesler and document Frederick Kiesler's legacy as an architect, sculptor, and set designer. It includes biographical material, correspondence, inventory lists, business and financial records, exhibition files, transcribed and recorded interviews, photocopied writings and notes, printed material, photographs, slides, and negatives, and sound and video recordings. This subseries is divided into ten sub-subseries, with the arrangement described in detail in the subseries description. The bulk of the Papers of and Related to Hans Hofmann (Subseries 1.11) were created or compiled by Lillian Kielser and document Hofmann's career and legacy. It includes correspondence, exhibition files, interviews and writings about Hofmann, printed materials, photographs, and sound recordings about Hans Hofmann. However, also found are papers of Hans Hofmann including some correspondence, typed and handwritten lectures given by Hofmann, literature and brochures from the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts and three boxes of card files on students, and photographs of Hofmann. This subseries is divided into nine sub-subseries, with the arrangement described in detail in the subseries description. The personal papers of artist Alice Hodges (Subseries 1.12) include biographical material, correspondence, exhibition files, printed material, writings, personal items, artwork, and photographs. This subseries is divided into eight sub-subseries, with the arrangement described in detail in the subseries description.

Photographic Material (Subseries 1.13) is mostly black and white and color snapshots of Lillian Kiesler's friends and family at events and at home, including candid photos of Hans Hofmann, Alice Hodges, Frederick Kiesler, and Alcopley. Slides include those of Frederick Kiesler's work prepared by Lillian for a lecture on him and are accompanied by her notes on index cards. Sound and Video Recordings (Subseries 1.14) document productions in which Lillian Kiesler performed, and music, film, or live stage performances written, directed, or performed by friends.

The series is arranged as 14 subseries:

1.1: Biographical Material, 1911-2002, undated

Biographical material includes diaries, address books, calendars and appointment books, mailing lists, guest lists, identification, medical records, obituaries, and personal writings by Lillian Kiesler and others. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
1 Address Books, undated
(4 folders)
1 Award from University of Iowa, undated
(Oversized material housed in Box 48)
1 Calendars and Appointment Books, 1954-1979
1 Calendars and Appointment Books, 1980-1984, 1989
1 Calendars and Appointment Books, 1990-1998
1 Curriculum Vitae, circa 1960s, 1992, undated
1 Diaries and Journals, circa 1950s-1990s
(3 folders, includes sketches)
1 Guest Lists, 1976-2001, undated
1 IDs and Cards, circa 1950s-1982, undated
1 Keys to Bank Studio, undated
(Oversized material housed in Box 48)
1 Mailing Lists and Telephone Numbers, 1993, 1999, undated
1 Medical Records, 1969, 1992-2001, undated
1 Miscellaneous Buttons, undated
Box
2 Miscellaneous Personal Papers and Notes, undated
2 Obituaries, 2001-2002
2 Readings and Astrology, 1911, 1966-1990, undated
(See also Boxes 37-38)
2 Schooley's Mountain Items, 1998, undated
2 Writings, circa 1930s
2 Writings, 1959-2001, undated
2 Writings, Others, 1972-1998, undated
Box
OV 48 (sol) Award from University of Iowa, undated
(Oversized material from Box 1)
OV 48 (sol) Keys to Bank Studio, undated
(Oversized material from Box 1)

1.2: Correspondence, 1911-2001, undated

Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler is extensive and includes letters from museums, galleries, collectors, artists, directors, writers, actors, musicians, family and friends. Business correspondence contains information about sales and gifts of artwork, Lillian Kiesler's support of performances and institutions, invitations, and character references. Among the correspondents are Harold Diamond, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation.

Among Lillian Kiesler's personal correspondence are letters and greeting cards from friends, family, artists, and researchers and scholars, including Etel Adnan, Alcopley, Fritz Bultman, Steve Buscemi, Mike Diamond, Burgoyne Diller, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Piero Dorazio, Jean Dubuffet, Jay Gottlieb, Erick Hawkins, Burgess Meredith, Henry Miller, James Purdy, and Herrel Thomas. Some correspondence contains original artwork, photographs, and audio cassettes created by the sender. Of interest is a letter from Harry Holtzman postmarked March 13, 1935 describing his initial meeting with Mondrian, and an undated letter from E.B. Gordon describing Henry Miller in Paris.

Where there are envelopes, the letter is filed in front of the envelope. Business correspondence is arranged chronologically first, followed by personal correspondence arranged alphabetically by last name and miscellaneous correspondence filed chronologically by decade.

Box
2 Business Correspondence, 1946-1965
2 Business Correspondence, 1970-1979
2 Business Correspondence, 1980-1989
2 Business Correspondence, 1990-2000
2 Business Correspondence, undated
2 Abbott, Berenice, 1971
2 Adnan, Etel, 1977-1998, undated
(2 folders, includes original artwork)
2 Andres, Jo, Steve and Lucien Buscemi, 1979-2000, undated
(2 folders)
2 Avery, Sally (Michel), 1975-1984
2 Barnet, Will, 1998
2 Barnstone, Gertrude, 1972-2001, undated
(2 folders)
2 Bartos, Martha, 1974-1999, undated
Box
3 Baumgartner, Frances, 1976-1997, undated
3 Beall, Paulette, 1975-1987
3 Berkman, Len, 1977-1982
3 Blaine, Nell, 1969-1983
3 Bouchard, Diane, 1984-1989
3 Bultman, Fritz and Jeanne, 1965-1999, undated
3 Candido, Nancy Meehan and Anthony, 1974-2001, undated
(2 folders, includes original artwork)
3 Chao, S. Chen "Sunshine", 1946-1949
3 Charlton, Maryette, 1965-1969, undated
(3 folders)
3 Charlton, Maryette, 1970-1979, undated
(4 folders)
3 Charlton, Maryette, 1980-1989, undated
(2 folders)
Box
4 Charlton, Maryette, 1980-1989, undated
4 Charlton, Maryette, 1990-1999, undated
(4 folders)
4 Charlton, Maryette, 2000-2001, undated
4 Charlton, Maryette, undated
4 Charlton, Maryette, Correspondence to Maryette Charlton, 1965-1998, undated
4 Cohen, Elsa Kahl, 1979-1982, undated
4 Copley, Al, 1975-1991, undated
4 Corman, 1969-1970
4 Court, Paula and Robert Fila, 1994-2001
4 Cundiff, Selden, 1980-1990
4 Deem, George, 1981, 1998-2000
4 Delaney, Margaret, 1964-1966
4 Dickey, Tina, 1991-2001
4 Diller, Burgoyne, 1955
4 Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1958-1999, undated
4 Dodi, 1988-1998, undated
4 Donnelley, Helen, 1911, 1951-1980, undated
4 Dorazio, Piero, Virginia and Justin, 1974-2000
4 Doty, Hazel, 1964-1975, undated
4 Douglas, Scott, 1983-1991
4 Dubuffet, Jean, 1952-1959
4 Evans, Degan, 1963-1974
Box
5 Fahlström, Yvonne (Najar), 1975-1977
5 Fahlström, Yvonne (Najar), 1978-1979
5 Fahlström, Yvonne (Najar), 1980-1989
5 Fahlström, Yvonne (Najar), 1990-1998, undated
5 Fitch, Noel Riley, 1992
5 Ford, Gordon Onslow, 1980-1999
5 Frankenberg, Lloyd and Loren, 1948, 1953
5 Fujitomi, Yasuo, 1987-1999, undated
5 Gentilcore, Angela, Kevin and Ava Ryan, 1985-2001, undated
(2 folders)
5 Giles, Mary, 1975-1993, undated
5 Goeritz, Mathias, 1969, 1989
5 Goldberg, Pauline, 1996-2000, undated
5 Goldberg, RoseLee, 1977-2001, undated
5 Gordon, E.B. "Betty", 1940, 1953-1965, undated
5 Gottlieb, Jay, 1977-2001, undated
5 Greif, Martin, 1989-1994
5 Herrmann, Christopher, 1994-1999, undated
5 Hobbs, Robert, 1992-1994
5 Hodges, Alice, 1942, 1954-1965, undated
(2 folders)
5 Holland, Betty Lou, 1991-2001
Box
6 Holtzman, Harry, 1934-1935, 1952, undated
6 Iobst, Anne and Lucy Sexton, 1996-2000
6 Jesurun, John, 1987-2001, undated
6 Kamler, Richard, 1981-1989
6 Katz, Edith, 1986-1998
6 Kiang, Jacqueline, 1969-1979, undated
6 Kiang, Jacqueline, 1980-1989
(Oversized material housed in OV 53)
6 Kiang, Jacqueline, 1990-1993
6 Kiang, Jacqueline, 1994-1997
6 Kiang, Jacqueline, 1998-1999, undated
6 Kiang, Jacqueline, 2000-2001, undated
6 Kiang, Jacqueline, undated
6 Kiesler, Lillian, 1965-1999, undated
6 Kiesler, Steffi, 1948-1963, undated
6 Kleege, Laura, 1977-1981
6 Kolb, Barbara, 1977-1978
6 Lesák, Barbara, 1987-2001
6 Levy, Julien, 1977
6 Lubar, Cindy Bishop, 1977-2001, undated
(2 folders, includes cassette tape)
6 Luyken, Gunda, 1996-2001
6 Manry, Lenita, 1940, 1965, undated
6 McCoy, Jason, 1988-2001, undated
Box
7 McDowell, Carol, 1987-2000, undated
7 Meredith, Burgess, 1987-1996, undated
(includes a compact disc)
7 Miles, Jeanne, 1974-1984
7 Miller, Bettie C., 1985-2000
7 Miller, Henry, 1938, 1942
7 Miller, Stephen, 1977-1994
7 Miller, Tim, 1983-1999, undated
(2 folders)
7 Montgomery, Chandler, 1955-1983, undated
(2 folders)
7 Moore, Rebecca, 1984-1997, undated
7 Newlin, Jeanne (Harvard Theatre Collection), 1973-1998, undated
7 O'Brien, Patricia, 1978-1991, undated
7 Purdy, James, 1987-1997
7 Roberts, Dan, 1996-1999
7 Rowley, Ellen, 1998-2001
7 Ryan, Virginia, 1984-2001, undated
(2 folders)
7 Seitz, Irma, 1979-1982
7 Snyder, Scott, 1991-1993, undated
7 Spender, Matthew, 1991-1997
7 Stauffer, Marjorie, 1965-1993, undated
7 Tawney, Lenore, 1968-1982, undated
7 Temkin, Ann, 1991-1999
7 ten Haeff, Ingelborg, 1979-1998, undated
7 Terry, Megan and JoAnn Schmidman, 1972-1989, undated
7 Tetley, Glen, 1976-1996, undated
7 Thomas, Herrel George, 1957
Box
8 Thome, Diane, 1976-2000, undated
(2 folders, includes 2 cassette tapes)
8 Thome, Joel, 1975-1997, undated
8 Thompson, Alden, 1969-1981
8 Varese, L., 1971-1981
8 Véret, Jean-Louis and Helene, 1977-1998
8 von Brockdorff, Louise "Fifi" Medbury, 1970-1974, undated
8 Warren, Ron, 1995-1998
8 Willard, Helen, 1974-1978, undated
8 Wilson, Bob, 1997-1999, undated
8 Winslow, Kirk, 1972-2001, undated
(3 folders)
8 Wolf, Marion, 1975-1987
8 Zaruba, Al (A. Scott Harmon), 1992-1997, undated
8 Zetina, Armando, 1990-1998
8 Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1934-1939, undated
8 Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1940-1949, undated
8 Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1951-1959, undated
8 Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1961-1969, undated
(2 folders)
8 Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1970-1979, undated
(3 folders)
Box
9 Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1970-1979, undated
(2 folders, includes cassette tape)
9 Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1980-1989, undated
(8 folders)
9 Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1990-1999, undated
(3 folders)
Box
10 Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1990-1999, undated
(9 folders)
10 Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 2000-2001, undated
(2 folders)
10 Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, undated
Box
OV 53 Illustrated correspondence from Josephine Kiang, undated
(Oversized material from Box 6)

1.3: Legal and Financial Records, 1938-2001, undated

Legal and Financial Records contains files related to Lillian Kiesler's estate and finances such as burial plans and will. There is one folder containing Maryette Charlton's legal papers concerning her will. It is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
11 56 Seventh Avenue, 1979-1988, undated
11 Burial Plans, 1984, 1998
11 Financial Papers, 1938, 1957-2001
(2 folders)
11 Legal Papers, 1973-2001, undated
11 Legal Papers, Maryette Charlton, 1974-1999, undated

1.4: Teaching Files, 1938-1994, undated

Teaching files includes Lillian Kiesler's teaching plans and reference materials, essays, pamphlets, class lists, correspondence from schools, student artwork and essay assignments, notebooks, writings on teaching, and a book of weaving samples. Also included are writings about teaching art and lesson plans by Kiesler's mentor and friend, New York University professor Chandler Montgomery, including a 1994 printing of "The Making of an Art Teacher: An Unfinished Memoir." Additional related correspondence may be found in Correspondence, 1911-2001, undated (Subseries 1.2). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
11 Certificates and Reports, 1945, 1954
11 Conferences and Conventions, 1946, 1958
11 Embroidery and Weaving Samples with Clippings, 1952-1956, undated
(2 folders)
11 Greenwich House, 1946-1950, undated
11 New York University, Daily Plan Book and Class Cards, circa 1966
11 New York University, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 1952-1994, undated
(2 folders)
11 Notebooks, undated
11 Printed Material, Exhibition Catalogs, Announcements, and Clippings, 1938-1958, undated
(Oversized material housed in OV 53)
11 Queens College, 1946
11 Student Work, 1963-1965, undated
(3 folders)
11 Teaching and Diary Notes, circa 1940s
11 Transparencies of Artwork, undated
11 Woodward School, 1945-1954, undated
11 Writings, 1947-1949, undated
Box
OV 53 Printed Material, Exhibition Catalogs, Announcements, and Clippings, 1938-1958, undated
(Oversized material from Box 11)

1.5: Exhibition and Performance Files, 1945-2002, undated

Exhibition and performance files contain correspondence, photographs, artwork, printed materials, scripts, rehearsal schedules, reviews, monographs and notes related to Kiesler's exhibitions and peformances dating from the 1970s-2001. Among the directors, artists and writers found in this subseries are Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi, Cindy Lugar, Tim Miller and James Purdy. This subseries is arranged first by exhibitions followed by performances. Folders are then arranged in chronological order.

1.5.1: Exhibitions, 1974-2002, undated
Box
12 "Flower Paintings and Members' Show," 1974
12 The University of Iowa Museum of Art Permanent Collection, 1986
12 "An Artist's Christmas: Holiday Images by American Artists, 1880-1990", 1990-1991
(includes original artwork)
12 Various Exhibitions, 1945-2002, undated
(Oversized materials housed in OV 53)
12 Proposed Exhibition, undated
Box
OV 53 NYU Art Faculty Exhibit at James Gallery poster, undated
(Oversized material from Box 12)
1.5.2: Performances, 1961-2001, undated
Box
12 List of Performances,
undated
12 "Everyday Business," Cindy Lubar, 1978-1980, undated
(4 folders)
12 "Serves You Right," Steve Buscemi and Mark Boone Junior, 1985
12 "Before Your Eyes," Jo Andres, 1987-1988
12 "Total Rain," Richard Foreman, 1988-1990
12 "Losing Sight, Not Vision," Jo Andres, 1989-1993
12 "Dreaming Out Loud," Jo Andres, 1990
(Oversized material housed in Box 48; See also Box 37)
12 "Roy Cohn/Jack Smith," Ron Vawter, 1992
12 "The Hinger," Rebecca Moore, 1994
(See also Box 37)
12 John Cage Readings, 1994-1999
12 "Martha's World," Agnes de Mille, 1998-1999
(See also Box 39)
12 Various Performances, 1977-2001, undated
(3 folders; Oversized material housed in OV 53)
12 Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1985-1991, undated
(Oversized material housed in Box 48)
12 Miscellaneous Papers and Letters, undated
Box
13 Monographs, Silence, John Cage, 1961
13 Monographs, A Year From Monday, John Cage, 1969
13 Monographs, "TDR: The Drama Review", Winter 1987
13 Monographs, For the Working Artist: A survival guide for artists, Judith Luther, 1991
(Dedicated to Lillian Kiesler and Maryette Charlton)
13 Monographs, Shirts and Skin, Tim Miller, 1997
(Inscribed)
Box
48 (sol) "Dreaming Out Loud," Framed Poster, 1990
"Dreaming Out Loud" Clippings, 1990
(Oversized materials from Box 12)
48 (sol) Printed Material, Magazine (article about Steve Buscemi), 1997
(Oversized materials from Box 12)
48 (sol) Printed Material, Posters, 1986-1990
(Oversized materials from Box 12)
Box
OV 53 "Emily Likes the TV" poster, undated
(Oversized materials from Box 12)

1.6: Artwork, 1958-2001, undated

Artwork includes original drawings, sketches, and notes by Lillian Kiesler, as well as photographs and drawings by her friends. Included are photographs by Bob Del Fredici, drawings by Piero Dorazio, and notes to Frederick Kiesler from Lillian Kiesler. The folders are arranged alphabetically by artist's last name.

Box
13 By Lillian Kiesler, 1958-2001, undated
(3 folders; Oversized materials housed in Box 48)
13 By Lillian Kiesler, Notes to Frederick Kiesler, undated
(Oversized materials housed in Box 48)
13 Others, Del Fredici, Bob, 1977
13 Others, Dorazio, Piero, 1993
13 Others, Dupin, Beatriz Luz, 2001
13 Others, Unknown, undated
13 Others, Various, undated
Box
48 (sol) By Lillian Kiesler, undated
(Oversized materials from Box 13)
48 (sol) By Lillian Kiesler, Notes to Frederick Kiesler, undated
(Oversized materials from Box 13)

1.7: Subject Files, 1925, 1957-2000, undated

Subject files include collected materials about artists, friends, colleagues, performances, and organizations in which Lillian Kiesler supported. Materials include correspondence, playbills, reviews, resumes and biographies, and writings. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by the artist's or organization's name.

Box
13 Andres, Jo, 1986-1996, undated
13 Anthology Film Archives, 1975-1995, undated
(2 folders)
13 Barry, Judith, 1993-2000, undated
(See also Boxes 20 and 39)
13 Bultman, Fritz, 1962-1973
13 Charlton, Maryette, 1981-1995, undated
13 Charlton, Maryette, 1986
13 Dlugoszewski, Lucia and Erick Hawkins, 1957-1995, undated
(2 folders)
Box
14 Duchamp, Marcel, 1965-1998, undated
14 Goodman, Cynthia, Millennium Monument and World Peace Bell, circa 1998
(See also Box 39)
14 Meredith, Burgess, undated
14 National Tribute to Alexander Calder; "Socrate," Eric Satie (1977), 1977-1979, undated
(2 folders)
14 Varèse, Edgard, 1960, 1981, undated
(Includes original artwork)
14 von Brockdorff, Louise (Fifi) Medbury, 1925-1977, undated
14 Watts, Chi, 1988, undated
14 Winslow, Kirk, 1972, undated

1.8: Printed Material, 1930-2002, undated

Printed material includes collected postcards, magazines and magazine articles about art and performance, newspaper clippings about fellow artists, invitations and announcements, and exhibition catalogs. Found are signed exhibition catalogs of Loren MacIver, Dina Ghen, Lenore Tawney, and Toshiko Takaezu, and a reprint article inscribed by Alcopley. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Box
14 Exhibition Catalogs, 1949-1995, undated
(3 folders, oversized material housed in Box 49)
14 Exhibition Catalogs, signed, 1970-1988
14 Exhibition Posters, 1947
(Oversized material housed in Box 49)
14 Invitations and Announcements, 1944, 1950
14 Invitations and Announcements, 1970-1979
14 Invitations and Announcements, 1980-1989
14 Invitations and Announcements, 1990-1997
14 Invitations and Announcements, 1998-1999
14 Invitations and Announcements, 2000-2001
(Oversized material housed in Box 49)
14 Invitations and Announcements, undated
Box
15 Magazine Clippings and Articles, 1930-2000, undated
15 Magazine Clippings and Articles, 1976
15 Magazines, Journals, and Bulletins, 1936-1979
(Oversized material housed in Box 49)
15 Magazines, Journals, and Bulletins, 1990-2000, undated
(Oversized material housed in Box 49)
15 Miscellaneous, 1948, 1990, undated
15 Miscellaneous, undated
(Oversized materials housed in Box 49)
15 Musical Scores, 1960, undated
(Oversized materials housed in Box 49)
15 Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1977-2001, undated
(Oversized materials housed in Box 49)
15 Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1983-2000, undated
15 Pamphlets, 1937, undated
15 Postcards, 1975, undated
15 Reprint Article, 1969
(Inscribed by Alcopley)
Box
49 (sol) Exhibition Catalog, undated
(Oversized material from Box 14)
49 (sol) Exhibition Posters, Jean Dubuffet "Portraits", 1947
(Oversized material from Box 14)
49 (sol) Invitations and Announcements, 2000
(Oversized material from Box 14)
49 (sol) "The A.W.A. Bulletin", 1936
(Oversized material from Box 15)
49 (sol) Magazine, "Index", 1999
(Oversized material from Box 15)
49 (sol) Miscellaneous, Poster (rolled), undated
(Oversized material from Box 15)
49 (sol) Musical Score, "Music for Left Ear in a Small Room, No.11" by Lucia Dlugoszewski, 1960
(Oversized material from Box 15)
49 (sol) Musical Score, "Sunflower Space" by Diane Thome (with artwork by Lillian Kiesler), undated
(Oversized material from Box 15)
49 (sol) Le Monde Newspaper, 1977
(Oversized material from Box 15)
49 (sol) Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 2001
(Oversized material from Box 15)

1.9: Lillian Kiesler Library, 1936-2000

Lillian Kiesler's library includes numerous monographs written by friends or about friends, most with inscriptions by authors. Included are books about and inscribed by Max Weiler and Piero Dorazio, as well as an inscribed first edition of Henry Miller's Black Spring (1936) and a 1937 monograph by Harry Holtzman, American Abstract Artists. Folders are arranged alphabetically by author's last name.

Box
15 Adnan, Etel. Journey to Mount Tamalpais. Sausalito: The Post-Apollo Press, 1986
(Inscribed by author)
15 Aldan, Daisy. A Golden Story. New York: Folder Editions, 1979
(Inscribed by Dina Ghen, 1991)
15 Aldan, Daisy. In Passage. New York: Folder Editions, 1987
(Inscribed by author, 1989)
15 Alschuler, Rose and La Berta Weiss Hattwick. Painting and Personality: A Study of Young Children. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1947
(Inscribed by Fredrick Kiesler, 1952)
15 Carré, Louis. Entretien de Fernand Léger avec Blaise Cendrars et Louis Carré sur le Paysage dans l'oeuvre de Léger. Paris, 1954
15 Cometti, Jean-Pierre, ed. Aspects de Wittgenstein, 1989
(Inscribed by Antonia Soulez)
15 Cooper, Jackie, ed. Mackintosh Architecture: The Complete Buildings and Selected Projects. New York: Rizzoli, 1980
(Inscribed L. Mackintosh, 1982)
15 Corman, Cid. Nothing Doing. New York: New Directions Books, 1999
(Inscribed by Nancy Meehan and Tony Candido)
15 Crombie, John. The Road to Montparnasse: Rue de la Grande Chaumière and its Pioneers, edition 14/225, 1996
15 Estep, Maggie. Diary of an Emotional Idiot. New York: Harmony Books, 1997
(Inscribed by author)
15 Fahlström, Yvonne, ed. Weiler: Art Like Nature, Paintings on Paper. Vienna: Albertina, 1989
(Oversized material housed in Box 50; Inscribed by Weiler and Fahlström)
15 Ford, Gordon Onslow. Creation. Basel: Galerie Schreiner AG, 1978
(Inscribed by author, 1980)
15 Fujitomi, Yasuo. Poems in Japanese, circa 1989
(Inscribed by author)
15 Galerie Würthle. Weiler: Landschaft der Farbe. Vienna: Galerie Würthle, 1988
(Oversized material housed in Box 50; Inscribed by Max Weiler)
Box
16 Gatuskin, Zelda Leah. The Time Dancer: A Novel of Gypsy Magic. Albuquerque: Amador Publications, 1991
(Inscribed by author)
16 Highwater, Jamake. Dance: Rituals of Experience. New York: A and W Publishers, 1978
(Inscribed by author)
16 Holtzman, Harry. American Abstract Artists, 1937
(Oversized material housed in Box 50)
16 Langlet, Sylvie and Jacqueline Kiang. farine, oeufs, et cætera. Paris: ?ditions de La Charlotte de 'isle, 1994
(Inscribed by Jacqueline Kiang)
16 Luther, Judith. For the Working Artist: A Survival Guide for Artists. Valencia: California Institute of the Arts, 1986
(Inscribed by author)
16 Mekas, Jonas. I Had Nowhere to Go. New York: Black Thistle Press, 1991
(Inscribed by author, 1996)
16 Mekas, Jonas. Movie Journal: The Rise of a New American Cinema, 1959-1971. New York: Collier Books, 1972
(Inscribed by author)
16 Miller, Henry. Black Spring, 1st edition. Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1936
(Inscribed by author, 1938)
16 Moffett, Marian and Lawrence Wodehouse. Built for the People of the United States, Fifty Years of TVA Architecture, 1983-1984
16 Najar, Robert. The Ready Made Prints of Robert Najar, 1990
(Inscribed by author)
16 Naumann, Francis and Achim Moeller Fine Art. Piero Dorazio: Paintings of the Fifties. New York: Achim Moeller Fine Art, 2000
(Inscribed by Piero Dorazio)
16 O'Neill, John. Metropolitan Cats. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981
16 Paulhan, Jean and Jean Dubuffet. La Metromanie ou les dessous de la Capitale, edition 132/135, 1949
16 Philadelphia Museum of Art. Manual of Instructions for ?tant Donnés by Marcel Duchamp. Reprint, 1987
(Oversized material housed in Box 50)
16 Satie, Erik. Poèmes. In Japanese, circa 1989
(Inscribed by Yasuo Fujitomi)
16 Soulez, Antonia. La Grammaire Philosophique chez Platon. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1991
(Inscribed by author)
16 Terry, Megan. Viet Rock. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966
(Inscribed by author, 1972)
16 Weiler, Verwandlungen: Arbeiten auf Papier von 1953 bis 1969, 1990
(Oversized material housed in Box 50; Inscribed by Max Weiler)
16 Wilder, Judith Luther. Breaking Through the Clutter, 1999
(Inscribed by author, 2000)
Box
50 (sol) Fahlström, Yvonne, ed. Weiler: Art Like Nature, Paintings on Paper. Vienna: Albertina, 1989
(Oversized material from Box 15; Inscribed by Weiler and Fahlström)
50 (sol) Galerie Würthle. Weiler: Landschaft der Farbe. Vienna: Galerie Würthle, 1988
(Oversized material from Box 15; Inscribed by Max Weiler)
50 (sol) Holtzman, Harry. American Abstract Artists, 1937
(Oversized material from Box 16)
50 (sol) Philadelphia Museum of Art, Manual of Instructions for ?tant Donnés by Marcel Duchamp. Reprint, 1987
(Oversized material from Box 16)
50 (sol) Weiler, Verwandlungen: Arbeiten auf Papier von 1953 bis 1969, 1990
(Oversized material from Box 16; Inscribed by Max Weiler)

1.10: Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler, circa 1913-2003

The Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler primarily were created by Lillian Kiesler and document Frederick Kiesler's legacy as an architect, sculptor, and set designer. Found are biographical materials, correspondence dated primarily after 1965, inventory lists, business records, exhibition files, transcribed and recorded interviews, writings and notes, printed material, photographic material, and sound and video recordings. There is some overlap between this subseries and the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2), especially exhibition files, printed material, and photographs. This subseries is arranged in nine sub-subseries, each described in more detail in the sub-subseries description.

1.10.1: Biographical Material, 1965-1966

Biographical material contains Frederick Kiesler's resume, medical records, marriage certificate to Lillian Kiesler, obituaries, and material related to his last wishes. Additional related material can be found in Biographical Material, 1947-1965, undated (Subseries 2.1) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
17 Curriculum Vitae, undated
17 List of people to notify of Frederick Kiesler's death, 1966
17 Marriage Certificate, 1965
17 Medical Records, undated
17 Obituaries, 1966
17 Stephanie "Steffi" Kiesler, undated
1.10.2: Correspondence, 1948-2002, undated

The bulk of the correspondence was created after Frederick Kiesler's death and is related to loan and gift agreements, correspondence with researchers, exhibitors, and biographers, permission requests, material about the Kiesler archives at the Archives of American Art and the Harvard Theatre Collection, and insurance. Of interest is some correspondence to Alice Hodges and Lillian Kielser from Frederick Kiesler and a reprinted and bound volume of correspondence from Frederick Kiesler to Piero Dorazio. Additional related material can be found in Correspondence, 1923-1965, undated (Subseries 2.2) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2) and Correspondence, 1911-2001, undated (Subseries 1.2) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1). Folders are arranged with business correspondence filed first chronologically, followed by correspondence filed alphabetically by last name.

Box
17 Business Correspondence, 1953-1970
17 Business Correspondence, 1970-1976
17 Business Correspondence, 1977
17 Business Correspondence, 1977-1981
17 Business Correspondence, 1980-1989, undated
17 Business Correspondence, 1982-1996
17 Business Correspondence, 1990-1994, undated
17 Business Correspondence, 1995-1996, undated
17 Business Correspondence, 1996
17 Business Correspondence, 1997
17 Business Correspondence, 1997-1998
17 Business Correspondence, 1997-1999, undated
Box
18 Business Correspondence, 1998-2000
18 Business Correspondence, 2000
(3 folders)
18 Business Correspondence, 2000-2001
18 Business Correspondence, 2000-2002, undated
18 Business Correspondence, undated
18 Business Correspondence, Publication of Inside the Endless House, 1966-1967, undated
18 André Emmerich Gallery, 1978-1998, undated
18 Bois, Yve-Alain, 1975-1980
18 Bottero, Maria, 1989-2001, undated
(2 folders; Includes cassette tape)
18 Dorazio, Piero, Reprinted and Bound Letters from Frederick Kiesler (1955-1965), 2001
18 Greif, Martin, 1975
18 Held, Roger, "Endless Innovations", 1976-1980, undated
18 Kiesler, Lillian (Olinsey), 1957-1963, undated
18 Kiesler, Lillian (Olinsey) and Alice Hodges, 1948-1963, undated
(2 folders)
18 Kiesler, Walter and Karl Rudner, 1975-1990
18 Lesák, Barbara, Doctoral Candidate, 1974-1979
18 Museum of Modern Art, 1966-1999, undated
18 Shore, John, Dinner, 1996
18 Soulez, Antonia, 1990-2001, undated
Box
19 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1975
19 Yamaguchi, Katsuhiro, 1969-1981, 1997, undated
(2 folders)
19 Chronological Correspondence to Frederick Kiesler, 1955-1965, undated
1.10.3: Inventory Lists, circa 1973-2000

Found are catalogs and index cards related to Frederick Kiesler's estate and work; many were compiled by Lillian Kiesler. It is arranged alphabetically by subject. A shoebox of index cards is filed at the end of the sub-subseries.

Box
19 Archive Boxes and Red Rope Envelopes, 1997
19 Frederick Kiesler Archives for Vienna, undated
19 Books in the Personal Library of Frederick Kiesler, 1983
(3 folders)
19 Catalog of Alice Hodges' Artwork in Kiesler Estate, 1986
19 Catalog of Original Works, 1993, 1996
(4 folders; Includes 2 computer discs)
19 Catalog of Original Works, Computer Discs, undated
(3 items)
19 Catalog of Unpublished Books, Essays and Film Scripts, 1993
19 Kiesler Estate (Artwork, Art Collection and Furniture), 1999-2000, undated
19 Kiesler Estate Storage, 1996, undated
(2 folders)
19 Theatre Productions of Frederick Kiesler, undated
19 Kiesler Theater Production Work in Storage, undated
19 Various Lists, 1973, undated
Box
20 Inventory Cards, Frederick Kiesler, circa 1995
(Housed in shoebox)
1.10.4: Business Records, circa 1965-2002

Business records contain material from the establishment of the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Foundation in Vienna, the annual Kiesler Architecture and Arts Prize, Frederick Kiesler estate records, and gallery records of Jason McCoy, Inc. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
20 Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation, 1993-2001, undated
(3 folders)
20 Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts 1998, Frank Gehry, 1998
20 Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts 2000, Judith Barry, 2000
(See also Boxes 13 and 39)
20 Donation to Harvard Theater Collection, 1990-1991, undated
20 Frederick Kiesler Archives, Marcel Duchamp, undated
20 Frederick J. Kiesler Estate, 1965-1968, undated
20 Friedrich Kiesler Schule, 1997-1999
20 Jason McCoy Inc., Consignments, 1991-1993
20 Jason McCoy Inc., Consignments, Artwork from Lillian Kiesler Collection, circa late 1980s
20 Jason McCoy Inc., Consignments, Galerie Michael Werner, circa 1980s
Box
21 Jason McCoy Inc., Exhibitions, 1985-1992, 1998, undated
21 Jason McCoy Inc., Exhibitions, 2002
21 Jason McCoy Inc., Furniture Reproduction, Diana Burroughs, 1988-1995, undated
21 Jason McCoy Inc., Inventory, circa 1980s
21 Jason McCoy Inc., Legal Papers (Disposition of Inventory Materials), 2000-2001
21 Jason McCoy Inc., Letters, Various, 1985-1995
21 Jason McCoy Inc., Letters, Various, 1985-2001
21 Jason McCoy Inc., Storage, undated
21 Jason McCoy Inc., Works in Collections, undated
21 Yale University, Preparations for Donation of Kiesler Work and Archives, 1989
1.10.5: Exhibition Files, 1913-1926, 1961-2001

Found are exhibition catalogs, press releases, photographs, slides, correspondence, clippings, loan agreements and shipping records related to exhibitions of Frederick Kiesler's work. Additional material can be found in Exhibition Files, 1924-1992, undated (Subseries 2.4) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2). Additional correspondence regarding exhibitions can be found in Correspondence, 1948-2002, undated (Sub-subseries 1.10.2) and in Correspondence, 1911-2001, undated (Subseries 1.2) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1). Folders are arranged alphabetically by gallery or exhibition name.

Box
21 André Emmerich Gallery, 1978-1982, undated
21 Architectural Association, 1975-1981, undated
(Oversized material housed in OV 54)
21 "Architekturen-Räume-Projekte," Galerie Pabst, 1977-1980, undated
21 "Artist - Immigrants of America," Hirshhorn Museum, 1975-1977
21 "Artistic Collaboration in the 20th Century," Hirshhorn Museum, 1977-1984, undated
21 Centre Georges Pompidou, 1994-1996, undated
(5 folders; Oversized material housed in Box 49)
21 Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, 1976-1979, undated
21 "Contemplation Environments", 1970
21 De Stijl Exhibition at Walker Art Center, 1980-1981
21 "Endless Innovations" at Elmira College, 1982
21 "Endless Space", 2000-2001
21 "Exiles and Emigres," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1994-1998
(2 folders; See also Box 25)
21 "Frederick Kiesler," Whitney Museum of American Art, 1988-1989
Box
22 "Frederich Kiesler, Das Archiv des Visionärs," 1997-1998, undated
22 "Further Furniture," Marian Goodman Gallery, 1980-1981
22 Grey Art Gallery, 1982-1983
22 Guggenheim International Exhibition, 1967
22 Guggenheim Museum, 1974-1984
22 Harvard Theater Collection, 1981
22 "Heritage of Freedom," Heckscher Museum, 1976
22 Howard Wise Gallery, 1968-1976, undated
22 Instituto Valenciano d'Arte Moderna, Valencia, Spain, 1994-1997, undated
(See also Box 28)
22 Instituto Valenciano d'Arte Moderna (IVAM) Installation Photographs, 1997
(See also Box 28)
22 International Theatre Exhibition at Steinway Hall, 1926
22 Ludwig Museum, 1986
22 "The Page as Alternative Space," Franklin Furnace, 1980
22 "Ray Johnson Letters," North Carolina Museum of Art, 1975-1976
22 "Shrine of the Book", 1996-1997
22 Stuart Levy Gallery, 1992
22 "Surrealism and American Art," Rutgers University, 1976, undated
22 Triennale di Milano, 1995-1996
(2 folders)
22 "Us, You, Me," University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1957, 1994-1996
(See also Box 28)
22 "Utopian Visions in Modern Art," Hirshhorn Museum, 1983-1984
22 Various Exhibitions, 1961-1999, undated
(Oversized material housed in OV 54)
22 Vienna, Austria, 1913, 1918, 1998, undated
22 Vienna, Austria, 1974-1977
22 "Visionäre and Vertriebene", 1994-1995, undated
22 "Voorbij de Kunst", 1998
22 Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, 1996-1997
22 Yale University School of Architecture, 1967
22 Zabriskie Gallery, 2000
Box
49 (sol) Centre Georges Pompidou Loan Forms, 1996
(Oversized material from Box 21)
49 (sol) Centre Georges Pompidou Photographs, 1996
(Oversized material from Box 21)
49 (sol) Centre Georges Pompidou Slides, 1996
(Oversized material from Box 21)
Box
OV 54 Architectural Association Poster, undated
(Oversized material from Box 21)
OV 54 Various, "Homage to Kiesler" Poster, undated
(Oversized material from Box 22)
1.10.6: Interviews, circa 1962-2001

Found are transcripts of interviews with friends and colleagues about Frederick Kiesler. An audio recording of the "Music for the New Age" interview and additional interview recordings can be found in Sound and Video Recordings, circa 1976-2003 (Sub-subseries 1.10.10). Items are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
22 Charlton, Maryette and Gunda Luyken, 1995
22 Dorazio, Piero, 2001
22 Kiesler, Lillian, "Music for the New Age" Interview, 1977
(See also Box 28)
22 Kiesler Archives Interviews: Aldan, Daisy, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Reinhold Heller, Jack Lenore Larson and Dr. Chandler Montgomery (1970), undated
22 Various Interviews, 1962, undated
1.10.7: Writings and Notes, circa 1960s-1990s

Writings and Notes contains written material by and about Frederick Kiesler, circa 1920s through the 1990s, some in German. The bulk of the material is photocopied manuscripts; where originals exist, they are noted. Additional writings and the "Bibliography of Writings By or About Frederick Kiesler" can be found in Writings and Notes, 1933-1980 (Subseries 2.6) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992, undated (Series 2). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
22 "Aphrodite's Left Turn", undated
(2 folders)
22 "Aphrodite's Left Turn," Drawings and Storyboards, undated
22 "Aphrodite's Left Turn," Notes and Drawings, undated
Box
23 Art News, "Art, Money and Architecture," at World House Gallery, undated
23 B(?), Rick, "Experiments in Creative Estrangement" (part 2), undated
(Originals)
23 "Bad and Good in Modern Design," Chicago Furniture Lecture (circa 1930s), undated
23 "Ballet Massacre d'Art," undated
23 "Bathrooms" (essay), undated
23 "Between Murals without Walls and Walls without Murals", undated
23 Biography of Frederick Kiesler by Maria Bottero, undated
(2 folders; Originals)
23 "Biotechnique," Assorted Notes (circa 1930s), undated
23 Bletter, Rosemarie Haag, "Frederick Kiesler as Architect: the Invention of a Career", undated
23 "City in Space" (French), undated
23 "Correalism," Assorted Notes and Early Typescript (German), undated
23 Correalism Research, Clippings and Notes (1936, 1937, undated), undated
23 Diary Drafts (1957-1958), undated
23 Documentary Proposal (1948), "Design Test" and Notes (German and English), undated
23 Dorazio, Piero, "The Endless House of Frederick Kiesler" (1996), 1998
23 Early Architectural Writings circa 1920s-1930s, undated
23 Essay on Art and Kiesler Galaxies Exhibits, undated
23 Everyman's Architecture, Story of Human Housing, Magic and Profane (manuscript), undated
(3 folders)
23 Exhibition Proposal (1946), "Art and Architecture", undated
23 Film Proposal, "Kiesler on Kiesler," Maryette Charlton, 1997, undated
(Originals)
23 Furniture, Biotechnique Drawings circa 1930s, undated
23 Goldberg, RoseLee, "Frederick Kiesler: Endless Love", circa 1981
(Originals)
23 Hawkins, Erick, Sidney Kingsley, Virgil Thomson and Marguerite Young on Kiesler, undated
23 Home Construction Survey for Sears-Roebuck, undated
23 Index Cards, Keisler and Duchamp, undated
(Originals)
23 Index Cards, Lectures, undated
(Originals)
23 Index Cards, New York Public Library Collection, Music Department, undated
(Originals)
23 Index Cards, No Exit, Harvard Theater Collection, undated
(Originals)
23 Kiesler, Frederick, 1958-1965, undated
(Originals)
23 Laboratory for Design Correlation (circa 1930s), undated
23 A Laboratory for Social Architecture, undated
23 Late Architectural Writings, undated
23 Lillian Kiesler on Frederick Kiesler, undated
(Originals)
23 "Magic Architecture", 1996
23 "Magic Architecture" Variants, 1996
Box
24 Miscellaneous, 1982, 1996, undated
(Originals)
24 Musical Score written by Lucia Dlugoszewski for Frederick Kiesler, undated
(Originals)
24 Newlin, Jeanne T., "Part of the Cosmos", 1988
(Originals)
24 Note on Designing the Gallery, undated
24 Notebook, "K-2", undated
24 Notebook, "K-3", undated
24 Notes circa 1930's (German and English), undated
24 Notes on Molissa Fenley, "Symposium on Dana Writing", 1995
(Originals)
24 "On Correalism and Biotechnique", undated
(2 folders)
24 Poems (German), undated
24 Poems and Chestnut circa late 1930s-1960s, undated
24 "A Reminder to Myself", 1964
(Originals)
24 Hans Richer, Viking Eggeling, Essays circa 1945, undated
24 Ryan, Kevin, "Endless Kiesler", undated
(Originals)
24 Short Statements, undated
24 Sight and Biotechnique/Vision Machine, undated
24 Space House and Notes, Time/Space Architecture, undated
24 Space House Charts, Notes, undated
24 The Spiral Theme in Architecture, undated
24 Theater Writings and Mozart circa 1924-1950s, undated
24 "Thirsty Paper", undated
24 Trends in Art, Duchamp, Ernst, Helion, undated
24 "A Universal Theatre" (1933), undated
24 Untitled Theater Text (German), undated
24 Various Notes, 1959-1965, undated
(Originals)
24 Various Notes and Scripts, undated
24 Various Writings, 1982-1995, undated
(4 folders; Includes originals)
24 Whistler, James McNeill, "Ten o'Clock", undated
1.10.8: Printed Material, 1925-2001

Printed materials contain catalogs, magazine articles and newspaper clippings about Frederick Kiesler, pamphlets, monographs, posters, and invitations for Kiesler's exhibitions as well as exhibitions of his colleagues. Additional materials can be found in Exhibition Files, 1924-1992, undated (Subseries 2.4) and Printed Material, 1926-1966, undated (Subseries 2.7) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2). Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material. Monographs are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name or title.

Box
24 Catalogs and Journals, 1925-1968
(Oversized material housed in OV 54)
24 Catalogs and Journals, 1969-1982
24 Catalogs and Journals, 1984, 1986, 1995-1998
24 Catalogs and Journals, 1990
Box
25 Catalogs and Journals (photocopies), 1990s, undated
25 Catalogs and Journals, 1992-1993
25 Magazines, 1934-1939
25 Magazines, 1948-1966
(2 folders; Oversized material housed in OV 54)
25 Magazines, 1969-1984
25 Magazines, 1987-1996
(Oversized material housed in Box 49)
25 Magazines, 1996-2001, undated
25 Magazines (in Czech), 1998
25 Magazines and Monographs (photocopies), 1943-2001
25 Monographs,
25 Abstraction création art non figuratif, 1933-1934
25 Architectur Aus ?sterreich 1896-1996. Munich: Prestel, 1996
25 Auflage, Zweite. Griechische Bildwerke in Rom, 1955
(Inscribed, 1957)
25 Barron, Stephanie. Exiles and Emigrés: The Flight of European Artists from Hitler. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum, 1997
(See also Box 21)
25 Blake, William. Songs of Experience . (Inscribed, 1952) and Songs of Innocence. New York: United Book Guild, undated
25 The Book of the Shrine . (German), 1992
(Oversized materials housed in OV 54)
25 Dessauce, Marc. Machinations: Essai sur Frederick Kiesler, L'historie de L'architecture Modern aux ?tats-Unis et Marcel Duchamp, 1996
25 Eidelberg, Martin, ed. Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991
25 El Retablo de Maefe Pedro. London: J and W Chester, Ltd., 1923
(Musical score)
25 Grande, John K. Art and Environment. Toronto: The Friendly Chameleon, Ltd., 1992
(Inscribed)
25 Janis, Harriet and Sidney. Picasso: The Recent Years 1939-1946. New York: Doubleday and Co., Inc., 1946
(Inscribed by author)
Box
26 Monographs,
26 Kiesler, Frederick. Inside the Endless House. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966
26 McDarrah, Fred. The Artist's World in Pictures. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc., 1961
26 Milhaud, Darius. The Play of Robin and Marion. New York: Edward B. Marks Music Corp., 1951
(Cover of vocal score designed by Frederick Kiesler)
26 Neagoe, Peter. Winning a wife and other stories. New York: Coward-McCann, 1935
(Inscribed by author, 1944)
26 Satie, Erik. Le Piege de Meduse, undated
(Music score)
26 The Shrine of the Book: A Biography, 1998-1999
(Oversized materials housed in OV 54)
26 The Tiger's Eye, 1947
(2 copies)
26 Newspaper Articles, 1958-2000
26 Pamphlets, Invitations, and Postcards, 1964-1996
26 Pamphlets, Invitations, and Postcards, 1997-2001, undated
26 Posters, 1967, 1998
(Oversized material housed in OV 54)
Box
49 (sol) Printed Material, Magazines, "Bomb" magazine, 1987
(Oversized material from Box 25)
Box
OV 54 Catalogs and Journals, "Cahiers d'Art", 1947
(Oversized material from Box 24)
OV 54 Magazines, Life Article on Modern Art, 1948
(Oversized material from Box 25)
OV 54 Magazines, Miscellaneous Articles, 1955, 1964
(Oversized material from Box 25)
OV 54 Monographs, The Book of the Shrine (German), 1992
(Oversized materials from Box 25)
OV 54 Monographs, The Shrine of the Book: A Biography, 1998-1999
(Oversized materials from Box 26)
OV 54 Posters, 1967, 1998
(Oversized materials from Box 26)
1.10.9: Photographic Material, circa 1930s-2000

Photographic material includes photographs and color snapshots, contact sheets, negatives, and slides of artwork. Subject matter includes Lillian Kiesler with museum officials and in the Frederick Kiesler Archives storage facilities, Frederick Kiesler's drawings and sculptures, exhibitions, Frederick Kiesler at work, and slides and index cards from a lecture by Lillian Kiesler. Additional photographs of artwork can be found in Photographic Material, undated (Subseries 2.8) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2); additional family and friends photographs as well as portraits can be found in Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2000 (Subseries 1.13) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1).

Box
26 Artwork, undated
26 New York Storage, 1997
26 Philadelphia Museum, 2000
(3 folders; Includes slides)
26 Storage Move, 2000
(2 folders)
26 Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1931, 1942, 1947
Box
27 Contact Sheets and Negatives, circa 1960s, 1988
27 Contact Sheets and Negatives, undated
(5 folders)
27 Contact Sheets and Photocopies of Photographs, undated
27 Slides, Artwork, undated
27 Slides and Index Cards, Lillian Kiesler's Slide Lecture about Frederick Kiesler, undated
(Slides removed and housed in Box 49)
27 Transparencies and Negatives, undated
Box
49 (sol) Slides for Lillian Kiesler's Slide Lecture about Frederick Kiesler, undated
(Slides removed from Box 27)
1.10.10: Sound and Video Recordings, circa 1976-2003

Sound and video recordings are of lectures and interviews given by Lillian Kiesler and others about Frederick Kiesler and his work. Of interest are the recordings of Lillian Kielser's 1976 interview for "Music for the New Age" which includes a portion of tape from a 1965 interview with Frederick Kiesler; Frederick Kiesler's dialogue with Leo Castelli; and Lillian Kiesler interviewing Richard Kamler about Frederick Kiesler. Recordings are on 20 sound cassettes, 8 sound tape reels (1/4"), and 4 videocassettes (2 Betacam SP, 2 VHS). Transcripts for some interviews may be found in Interviews, circa 1962-2001 (Sub-subseries 1.10.6). It is arranged alphabetically by type of material, then subject.

Box
27 Sound Cassettes
(Housed in shoebox)
27 Leo Castelli and Frederick Kiesler, undated
(1 sound cassette)
27 Maryette Charlton, Gertrude Barnstone, and Lillian Kiesler on Frederick Kiesler, Radio Houston Interview, undated
(1 sound cassette)
27 Maryette Charlton, Gertrude Barnstone, and Lillian Kiesler on Frederick Kiesler, KP and J Radio Station Interview, Houston, Texas, undated
(1 sound cassette)
27 Interview with Richard Kamler conducted by Lillian Kiesler, 1979
(2 sound cassettes)
27 Efram Kiesler, 1978
(2 sound cassette)
27 Interview with Lillian Kiesler and Lisa Phillips regarding the "Frederick Kiesler" Exhibition, Whitney Museum, 1989
(1 sound cassette)
27 Lecture by Lillian Kiesler entitled "Frederick Kiesler, His Time and Space," Cooper Union, 1985
(1 sound cassette)
27 Lecture by Lillian Kiesler entitled "Frederick Kiesler, His Time and Space," Iowa University Museum of Art, 1985
(1 sound cassette)
27 Lecture by Frederick Kiesler, University of Iowa, 1985
(2 sound cassettes)
27 Lillian Kiesler Discussing Frederick Kiesler, 1989
(3 sound cassettes)
27 Lecture by Lillian Kiesler on Frederick Kiesler, Cooper Union, 1983
(3 sound cassettes)
27 Varese-Meredith and Kiesler (1961), 2003
(2 sound cassettes)
Box
28 "Endless House," Christopher Hermann, 1995
(2 videocassettes: Betacam SP)
28 "Music for the New Age," Interview with Lillian Kiesler for WUHY-FM Philadelphia, 1976
(6 sound tape reels, See also Box 22)
28 "Round and About the Guggenheim," Radio Program involving Lillian Kiesler, 1976
(1 sound tape reel)
28 "Us, You, Me", undated
(1 sound tape reel, See also Box 22)
28 "Endless House," Christopher Hermann, 1995
(1 videocassette: VHS)
28 Spanish Television Coverage of Frederick Kiesler Exhibition at Instituto Valenciano d'Arte Moderno, 1997
(1 videocassette: VHS, See also Box 22)

1.11: Papers of and Related to Hans Hofmann, 1932-2000, undated

The bulk of the material in the Papers of and Related to Hans Hofmann were created or compiled by Lillian Kiesler and document Hofmann's career and legacy. However, some material found here are the papers of Hofmann and the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. Found is biographical material, correspondence, exhibition files, records of and related to the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, interviews and lectures, writings and artwork, printed material, photographic material, and audio recordings. The Papers of and Related to Hans Hofmann are arranged into ten sub-subseries, each described in more detail in the sub-subseries description.

1.11.1: Biographical Material, undated

Biographical material includes a narrative curriculum vitae and a transcribed birth certificate. It is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
28 Birth Certificate, Johann Georg Albert Hofmann, undated
28 Curriculum Vitae, undated
1.11.2: Correspondence, circa 1937-2000

Correspondence includes letters to and from Lillian Kiesler related to Hans Hofmann's artwork and estate, as well as some letters written by Hans Hofmann, to Lillian Kiesler and Alice Hodges describing his artwork, life in Provincetown and issues with the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
28 Business, 1941-1942, 1999
28 Business, Acordia Insurance, 1998
28 Business, Lillian Kiesler, 1966-1998, undated
28 Business, Jason McCoy Inc., Hans Hofmann Artwork Purchased, 1993-2000, undated
28 Christmas Cards to Lillian Kiesler and Alice Hodges, undated
(Includes original artwork)
28 Letters of Recommendation from Hans Hofmann, 1937, 1950
28 Letters to Alice Hodges, 1938-1956, 1963-1964, undated
28 Letters to Hans Hofmann and Miz, undated
28 Letters to Lillian Kiesler, 1938-1964, undated
28 Letters to Lillian Kiesler and Alice Hodges, 1938-1949, 1953, undated
28 Transcription of Letters from Hans Hofmann, undated
1.11.3: Exhibition Files, 1960-1999

The bulk of the Exhibition Files are from posthumous exhibitions of Hans Hofmann's works and includes correspondence, press releases, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and loan agreements. It is arranged alphabetically by institution name.

Box
28 Biennale Venezia, 1960
28 Boston University Art Gallery, 1993-1994
28 Hirshhorn Museum, 1977
28 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979, 1983, 1999
28 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982
28 Museum of Modern Art, 1963, 1979
28 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1990-1991
1.11.4: The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, 1932-1958, undated

Found are class brochures, printed material, letterhead, and some correspondence from The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. It also includes three boxes of student files on index cards. It is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
28 The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, 1938-1952, undated
Box
29 Student Card Files, 1932-1958
(3 boxes)
1.11.5: Interviews and Lectures, circa 1983-2000, undated

The bulk of materials are transcripts, notes, and manuscripts of speeches, interviews, readings, and lectures given by Lillian Kiesler about Hans Hofmann. Also found are typed and handwritten lectures given by Hofmann and the transcript of Hofmann's 1941 address to the American Abstract Artists. It is arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Box
29 Address, Hans Hofmann to American Abstract Artists' Exhibition (February 16, 1941), undated
29 Interview, Lillian Kiesler and Ellen Landau (1989), 1989
29 Interview, Lillian Kiesler and Tina Dickey (1991), 1991-2000
(2 folders)
29 Interview, Lillian Kiesler and George McNeil (1991), 1991
29 Lectures, Hans Hofmann, undated
29 Lectures, Lillian Kiesler, circa 1983
29 Lectures, Lillian Kiesler, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Index Cards, undated
29 "Letters from Hans Hofmann, A Reading by Lillian Kiesler", University of Iowa, undated
(See also Box 39)
29 "Letters from Hans Hofmann, A Reading by Lillian Kiesler", Whitney Museum of American Art, undated
(See also Box 39)
29 Speech by Hans Hofmann, undated
1.11.6: Writings and Artwork, 1936-1950, 1963-2000, undated

Writings and artwork contains writings by and about Hans Hofmann and other writings, notes, drawings, Chinese calligraphy, and miscellany. Of note is a letter from an unidentified author (Lillian Kiesler?) describing Hofmann's critique of the artist's work in Provincetown in 1936 (located in Notes about Lee Krasner folder). Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Box
29 Chinese Pen and Ink Calligraphy Artwork, 1968, 1972, undated
(Oversized material housed in OV 55)
29 Indian Currency, undated
29 Notes, 1974, undated
29 Notes about Lee Krasner, 1936, undated
29 Original Artwork, 1981, undated
29 Painting Descriptions by Lillian Kiesler, undated
29 Writings by Fritz Bultman, 1976
29 Writings by Tina Dickey (proposed book) 1991-2000, undated
29 Writings by Cynthia Goodman, undated
(2 folders)
29 Writings by Hans Hofmann, 1950, undated
29 Writings by Allan Kaprow, A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofmann, 1963
29 Writings by Valerie Komer, undated
Box
OV 55 Oversized Writings and Artwork, Chinese Pen and Ink Calligraphy, 1968, 1972, undated
(Oversized material from Box 29)
1.11.7: Printed Material, 1932-2000

Found among the printed material are exhibition catalogs, articles and monographs about Hans Hofmann, pamphlets, posters, and fliers announcing Hans Hofmann exhibits. The bulk of the magazine and newspaper articles are photocopies. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material. Monographs are arranged alphabetically by author's last name or title.

Box
30 Exhibition Catalogs, 1956-1980
30 Exhibition Catalogs, 1981-1985
30 Exhibition Catalogs, 1986-2000
30 "Look" article on Hans Hofmann, 1953
(Oversized material housed in OV 55)
30 Magazine and Newspaper Articles (photocopies), 1932, 1944-1966
30 Magazine and Newspaper Articles (photocopies), 1964-1981, 1990-1994, undated
30 Monographs,
30 Goodman, Cynthia. Hans Hofmann. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1990
30 Goodman, Cynthia. The Hans Hofmann School and Hofmann's Transmission of European Modernist Aesthetics to America. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1982
30 Greenberg, Clement. Hofmann. Paris: The Pocket Museum, 1961
30 Hofmann, Hans. Search for the Real. Andover: The Addison Gallery of American Art, 1948
30 Partisan Review, June 1948
30 Schnijf-taal ii (Written Language ii): Contemporary Poetry Collected by Simon Vinkenoog, circa 1964
30 Seitz, William. Hans Hofmann. Garden City: Doubleday, 1963
(2 copies; one hardback, one paperback)
30 Wight, Frederick. Hans Hofmann. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957
(2 copies; one hardback, one paperback)
30 Pamphlets, Invitations, and Post Cards, 1944, 1949, 1957-1959, 1970
(Oversized material housed in OV 55)
30 Pamphlets, Invitations, and Postcards, 1944-1968
30 Pamphlets, Invitations, and Postcards, 1979-1995, undated
Box
OV 55 "Look" article on Hans Hofmann, 1953
(Oversized material from Box 30)
OV 55 Pamphlets, Invitations, and Post Cards, 1944, 1949, 1957-1959, 1970
(Oversized material from Box 30)
1.11.8: Photographic Material, circa 1950s-1999

Photographic material contains photographs of Hans Hofmann teaching and slides and transparencies of artwork. Of interest are photographs of Hofmann and his house in Provincetown taken by Wilfred Zogbaum and Tom Milius. Additional photographs of Hans Hofmann may be found in Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2000 (Subseries 1.13) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1). Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Box
30 Photographs of Hans Hofmann by Tom Milius, undated
30 Photographs of Hans Hofmann by Zogbaum, undated
(Oversized material housed in OV 55)
30 Photographs and Polaroids of Artwork, undated
30 Slides of Artwork, 1993
30 Transparencies of Artwork, 1983, undated
Box
OV 55 Photographs of Hans Hofmann by Zogbaum, undated
(Oversized material from Box 30)
1.11.9: Sound Recordings, 1980-1991

Found are sound recordings of Lillian Kiesler's lectures and interviews about Hans Hofmann. Recordings are on 9 sound cassettes.

Box
31 Lillian Kiesler Interviews, 1990-1991, undated
(3 sound cassettes)
31 Lillian Kiesler Lectures, 1980, 1983, 1990 undated
(2 folders, 6 sound cassettes)

1.12: Papers of Alice Hodges, circa 1910s-1965

This subseries contains the personal papers of artist Alice Hodges and documents her personal life, artwork, and interests. Included are biographical material, correspondence, exhibition files, printed material, writings, miscellaneous files, artwork, and photographic material. The papers of Alice Hodges are arranged into eight sub-subseries; each is described in more detail in the sub-subseries description.

1.12.1: Biographical Material, circa 1928-1965

Biographical material contains ledgers, check stubs, estate records, driver's licenses, address books, addresses on index cards, records related to Hodges' death and last wishes, and other miscellaneous papers and notes. It is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
31 Address Books and Calendars, 1930-circa 1963, undated
(2 folders)
31 Addresses, Index Cards, undated
(Housed in shoebox)
31 American Women's Voluntary Services, 1942-1944, undated
31 Drivers Licenses and Vehicle Registration, 1928-1958
31 Financial Records, 1955-1964, undated
(2 folders)
31 Financial Records, 1961-1964
31 Floyd R. Hodges Estate, 1939-1963, undated
31 Funeral Register, 1965
31 Last Wishes, 1960
Box
32 Miscellaneous Papers and Notes, undated
32 Obituary, 1965
32 Wallet Contents, undated
1.12.2: Correspondence, 1935-1962

The correspondence is mostly personal in nature and includes letters from Hans Hofmann and Katherine Drier, as well as family members and friends. There are numerous postcards sent by Hodges and Lillian Kiesler from their trip to Europe in 1950. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Box
32 Letters to Alice Hodges, 1935-1962
32 Postcards from Alice Hodges' and Lillian Kiesler's Trip to Europe, 1950
1.12.3: Exhibition Files, 1957-1962, undated

Exhibition files contains material related to Hodges' showings in galleries and exhibits, including posters, announcements, catalogs, press releases, photographs of artwork, and correspondence. Folders are arranged alphabetically by exhibition.

Box
32 Art U.S.A. (1958), 1958
32 James Gallery, 1957-1962, undated
(2 folders; Oversized material housed in OV 53)
32 Kootz Gallery, Stable Gallery, Downtown Community School, 1950, undated
32 Luks Class, undated
Box
OV 53 James Gallery Posters, 1957-1962, undated
(Oversized material from Box 32)
1.12.4: Printed Material, 1928-1964, undated

Included are newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, postcards, greeting cards, and magazine articles and brochures for Hodges Gardens. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material or subject.

Box
32 Clippings, 1929-1964, undated
32 Exhibition Announcements, 1949-1950, undated
32 Exhibition Catalog, Milton Avery, 1947, undated
32 Exhibition Catalog, Jean Dubuffet, 1944-1960, undated
(2 folders)
32 Exhibition Catalog, Hans Hofmann, 1974
(Oversized material housed in Box 51)
32 Exhibition Catalog, Wassily Kandinsky, 1945-1956, undated
32 Exhibition Catalog, Loren MacIver, 1949-1961
32 Exhibition Catalog, Piet Mondrian, 1945-1948
32 Exhibition Catalogs, Various, 1938-1960, undated
32 Greeting Cards, undated
32 Hodges Gardens, 1959-1960, undated
(Oversized material housed in Box 51)
32 Postcards, 1928, undated
32 War Poster, 1941
Box
51 (sol) Exhibition Catalog, Hans Hofmann, 1974
(Oversized material from Box 32)
51 (sol) Hodges Garden Brochure, undated
(Oversized material from Box 32)
1.12.5: Writings, 1923-1960, undated

The writings of Alice Hodges include journals, handwritten notes and essays on loose paper, and a manuscript for a children's book, "Great Big Little Horse Tim." Hodges' illustrations for the children's book are located in Artwork, 1938-1980, undated (Sub-subseries 1.12.7). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
32 Journals, 1923-1958, undated
(2 folders)
Box
33 Letter to the Editor, New York Times, 1960
33 Writings, 1940-1941, undated
(2 folders)
33 Writings, "Great Big Little Horse Tim", undated
(See also Box 34)
1.12.6: Miscellaneous Files, 1934-1963, undated

Found are folders of a variety of subjects, each of which there are few materials. It includes brochures and information about various art schools, correspondence and records from Hodges' involvement in the Committee for Dolia Lorian, various personal items (2 framed photographs, 1 framed drawing, 1 engraved initials stamp, 1 napkin ring, 2 pins), a scrapbook of about Lillian Olinsey's teaching career, printed material and notes from travels to Europe and Mexico, and records from the United States Treasury War Bond Art Auction in 1945. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
33 Art Schools, 1934-1956, undated
33 Committee for Dolia Lorian, 1952-1954, undated
(5 folders)
33 Lawrence Ladd, Research, 1959, undated
33 Personal Items, undated
(7 items housed in shoebox)
33 Scrapbook on Lillian Olinsey Teaching, 1945-1955, undated
(Oversized material housed in Box 51)
33 Travels, Europe, 1950, undated
(3 folders)
33 Travels, Mexico, 1963, undated
33 United States Treasury War Bond Art Auction, 1945, undated
Box
51 (sol) Scrapbook on Lillian Olinsey Teaching, 1945-1955, undated
(Oversized material from Box 33)
1.12.7: Artwork, 1938-1980, undated

Artwork contains original work by Hodges and others, materials related to Hodges' art collection, and an inscribed monograph about Hans Hofmann. Of interest are rolled up drawings and text created by Hodges for a children's book called "Great Big Little Horse Tim" and greeting cards made by Hodges and Lillian Kiesler. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
33 Artwork by Alice Hodges, 1959, undated
33 Donated to Provincetown Art Association, 1980, undated
33 Drawings and Notes from Others, undated
Box
34 Drawings and Notes from Others, 1951-1954, undated
34 "Great Big Little Horse Tim", undated
(Housed in shoebox; See also Box 33)
34 Greeting Cards by Alice Hodges and Lillian Olinsey Kiesler, undated
(2 folders)
34 Hodges Art Collection, 1938-1963, undated
34 Monograph, Hans Hofmann, circa 1965
(Oversized material housed in Box 51; Inscribed by Hofmann)
34 Sketches and Sketchbook, undated
Box
51 (sol) Hans Hofmann, circa 1965
(Oversized material from Box 34; Inscribed by Hofmann)
1.12.8: Photographic Material, circa 1910s-1950s

Personal photographs of travel, family and friends are the primary materials found here. There are 31 rolled negative strips in metal canisters of Frederick Kiesler sculptures, Provincetown and Hans Hofmann, Wellfleet, Empire State Music Festival (1955), and travels to Colorado and Europe. Some of the negatives may be printed and found in this sub-subseries or in Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2000 (Subseries 1.13) in Series 1. Negatives are labeled either on the canister or on the paper wrapper around the negatives. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Box
34 Personal, circa 1910s-1950s
34 Reproductions of Artwork, undated
34 Travel, 1934-1950, undated
34 Slides, Travel, undated
34 Rolled Negative Strips of Artwork, Travel, Hans Hofmann, and Miscellaneous, 1941-1955, undated
(Removed and housed in Box 47; 31 items)
34 Camera Lens Filters, undated
(Removed and housed in Box 47; 5 items)
Box
47 (hol) Rolled Negative Strips of Artwork, Travel, Hans Hofmann, and Miscellaneous, 1941-1955, undated
(Removed from Box 34; 31 items)
47 (hol) Camera Lens Filters, undated
(Removed from Box 34; 5 items)

1.13: Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2000, undated

This subseries contains photographs and negatives spanning most of Lillian Kiesler's life. Photographs are mostly black and white and color snapshots of her friends and family at events and at home. Also found are candid photos of Hans Hofmann, Alice Hodges, Frederick Kiesler, and Alcopley. Photographs are filed first with folders arranged alphabetically by subject. Followed are other types of photographic material arranged alphabetically.

Box
34 Artwork, "Kiesler and Wife" by Will Barnet, circa 1963-1965
34 Artwork, Frederick Kiesler, Damaged, 1980
34 Artwork, Lillian Kiesler, 1981, 1990, undated
34 Artwork, Others, circa 1960s-1990s
34 Events,
34 Frederick Kiesler Exhibition, Andre Emmerlich Gallery, 1978
34 Frederick Kiesler Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989
34 Frederick Kiesler Reception, Gotham Bookmart (contact sheets), 1966
34 Frederick Kiesler Retrospective, Museum Moderner Kunst, 1988
34 Inside the Endless House Publication Party, circa 1967
34 John Little Funeral, Green River Cemetery, 1984
34 Lillian Kiesler Lecture at Cooper Union, 1983
Box
35 Events,
35 Miscellaneous Events, Openings, and Functions, 1958, circa 1960s
35 Miscellaneous Events, Openings, and Functions, 1980s
35 Miscellaneous Events, Openings, and Functions, 1990s
35 Family and Friends,
35 Alcopely, 1956
35 Andres, Jo, and Steve and Lucian Buscemi, 1988-2000, undated
35 Charlton, Maryette, circa 1927-1994, undated
35 Charlton, Maryette, Greeting Cards, 1969-1994, undated
35 Charlton, Shannon B. (Etna Barr), 1965, 1983
35 Godchildren of Lillian Kiesler, 1972-2000, undated
(2 folders)
35 Hodges, Alice, circa 1930s-1950s
(See also Box 34)
35 Hofmann, Hans, circa 1930s-1950s
(See also Box 30)
35 Scott, undated
35 Weiler, Max, 1990-1993, undated
35 Winslow, Kirk, 1972-1993, undated
35 Family and Friends, circa 1920s-1940s
(2 folders)
35 Family and Friends, circa 1930s-1940s
(6 folders)
35 Family and Friends, 1941
35 Family and Friends, circa 1950s
35 Family and Friends, circa 1960s
35 Family and Friends, 1966
35 Family and Friends, 1966-1967
35 Family and Friends, 1968
35 Family and Friends, 1969
35 Family and Friends, 1970s
(5 folders)
Box
36 Family and Friends, 1980s
(2 folders)
36 Family and Friends, 1980-1981
36 Family and Friends, 1980-1983
36 Family and Friends, 1983-1985
36 Family and Friends, 1990s
(11 folders)
36 Family and Friends, 2000
36 Family and Friends, undated
(2 folders)
36 Kiesler, Frederick, 1926-1965, undated
36 Kiesler, Frederick, "1750 House" and "Sunshine" (with Alice Hodges), circa 1930s-1940s
36 Kiesler, Frederick, Buildings, 1965
36 Kiesler, Frederick, Furniture (at home of Ron Warren), 1995
36 Kiesler, Frederick, Sculptures, 1981, undated
36 Kiesler, Frederick, Storage, 1968, 1996
36 Kiesler, Frederick, Yale School of Art and Architecture, 1967
36 Kiesler, Lillian, circa 1940s-2000
(2 folders)
36 Kiesler, Lillian, Hands, circa 1930s
36 Kiesler, Lillian, Performances, 1978-1994, undated
Box
37 Kiesler, Lillian, Portraits, 1930s-2000
(2 folders)
37 Kiesler, Lillian and Maryette Charlton, 1979-2001, undated
37 Kiesler, Lillian and Students, circa 1944, undated
(Oversized materials housed in Box 52)
37 Miscellaneous, 1930s, 1960s, 1975, 1993, undated
(Oversized materials housed in Box 52)
37 Miscellaneous Contact Photos, undated
37 Photographs by Paula Court, 1993-1998
37 Places, Japan, 1969
37 Places, New York City, 1987-1999, undated
37 Places, Schooley's Mountain, 1968-1999, undated
37 Places, Unidentified, undated
37 Album, undated
(Oversized materials housed in Box 52)
37 Negatives, Family and Friends, circa 1920s-1940s
37 Negatives, Family and Friends, circa 1930s-1940s
37 Negatives, Family and Friends, 1941
37 Negatives, Frederick Kiesler Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989
37 Negatives, Unidentified, undated
37 Slides, undated
37 Tintypes, 1939, undated
Box
52 (sol) Album, Cataloging of Johnson Estate, undated
(Oversized material from Box 37)
52 (sol) 14 matted and signed photos of Lillian Kiesler with Students of Woodward School Outdoor's "Ketching Trip," photos by Nancy Clements, circa 1940s-1950s
(Oversized material from Box 37)
52 (sol) Miscellaneous, 1983, undated
(Oversized material from Box 37)

1.14: Sound and Video Recordings, 1978-2001, undated

Sound and video recordings include recordings of productions in which Lillian Kiesler performed, and music, film, or live stage performances written, directed, or performed by friends. Recordings are on 2 sound discs (vinyl), 32 sound cassettes, 3 sound tape reels, 3 sound discs (CD), and 17 videocassettes (VHS). Folders are arranged by format, then alphabetically by subject.

Box
37 "Paul's Boutique" and "Polly Wog Stew," Beastie Boys, 1982, 1989
(2 sound discs: vinyl, Oversized material housed in Box 50)
(Inscribed sleeve, Michael Diamond)
37 Sound Cassettes
(Housed in shoebox)
37 "Amor Elusive Empty August," Lucia Dlugoszewski, 1980
(1 sound cassette)
37 "Arts Forum," Maryette Charlton and Lillian Kiesler interviewed by John Hagan, 1978
(1 sound cassette)
37 Astrologist Reading, 1992
(2 sound cassettes, see also Box 2)
37 "Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science," Cassettes 1 and 2, 1999
(2 sound cassettes)
37 "Beautiful Bird Sounds" from "The Hinger," Rebecca Moore, 1994
(1 sound cassette, see also Box 12)
37 "Burgess and Jonathan Meredith: Us Too!" undated
(1 sound cassette)
37 Interview with Maryette Charlton, Lillian Kiesler and Jane Smith conducted by Carole Laidlow, 1990
(1 sound cassette)
37 "Dance," Hillary Easton, undated
(1 sound cassette)
37 "Dreaming Out Loud," Jo Andres, undated
(1 sound cassette, see also Box 12)
37 "Get a Life", 1994
(1 sound cassette)
37 Jay Gottlieb, undated
(1 sound cassette)
37 Jay Gottlieb Russian Recital, MOMA Paris, 1993
(1 sound cassette)
37 Kiesler (side 1) and Elliot (side 2), undated
(1 sound cassette)
37 Lillian Kiesler Reads Poems of Frederick Kiesler, 1996
(1 sound cassette)
37 "On Theater," Lillian Kiesler and Maryette Charlton, 1994
(2 copies on 2 sound cassettes)
37 "Pierce Sever," Lucia Dlugoszewski, 1980
(1 sound cassette)
37 Reading of James Purdy's "Green Knowledge," and "Mozo Lobo", 1986
(1 sound cassette)
37 Diane Thome, 1984
(1 sound cassette)
Box
38 Readings with Joel Thome, 1979-1989
(10 sound cassettes, see also Box 2)
38 Unlabeled Tapes, Henry Cowell (1996) and piano music, 1996, undated
(1 sound cassette)
38 "Admiral Charcoal's Song" by Rebecca Moore, 1995
(1 sound disc: CD)
38 "Code One: Fourteen Parts," Cindy Lubar Bishop and Peter Girard, 2000
(1 sound disc: CD)
38 "Hello Nasty" by Beastie Boys, 1998
(1 sound disc: CD)
38 "Anais" by Diane Thome, undated
(1 sound tape reel)
38 Lucia Dlugoszewsky, undated
(1 sound tape reel)
38 "Sunflower" by Diane Thome, 1979
(1 sound tape reel)
38 "The Afterglow: A Tribute to Robert Frost" from Burgess Meredith, undated
(1 videocassette: VHS)
38 "Black Kites" directed by Jo Andres, undated
(2 videocassettes: VHS)
38 "The Dancer Revealed" by Martha Graham, 1994
(1 videocassette: VHS)
38 Dances by Hilary Easton, 1991
(1 videocassette: VHS)
38 "Documentation of Some Installations," Judith Barry, 2001
(1 videocassette: VHS)
Box
39 "Hans Hofmann, Reflections by Former Students", undated
(1 videocassette: VHS)
39 "In Memoriam: Leone A. Elliott," The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1996
(1 videocassette: VHS)
39 Kiesler Prize footage from Ken Saylor, Vienna, 2000
(1 videocassette: VHS, see also Boxes 13 and 20)
39 "Letters from Hans Hofmann: A Reading by Lillian Kiesler," and "Ancestors" by Jo Andres, 1993
(1 videocassette: VHS, see also Box 29)
39 M. Schmidt Live Shoot, "The Promiscuity of Time" and "Dances," Jo Andres, 1989
(1 videocassette: VHS)
39 "Martha Graham" by Agnes de Mille, 1999
(1 videocassette: VHS, see also Box 12)
39 Millennium Monument World Peace Bell, 1998
(1 videocassette: VHS, see also Box 14)
39 "The Three Muses" Lillian Kiesler, Jane Smith, and Maryette Charlton Reading Gertrude Stein's 'The Making of Americans", 1990
(1 videocassette: VHS)
39 "Toshiko Takaezu: at Home," Hunterdon Museum of Art, 1998
(1 videocassette: VHS)
39 The University of Iowa Museum of Art 25th Anniversary Celebration, Tapes 1 and 2, 1994
(2 videocassettes: VHS)
Box
50 (sol) Oversized sound recordings from Box 37 1982, 1989
(2 sound discs)

Series 2: Frederick Kiesler papers, 1923-1992
(Box 40-46, OV 53; 7.1 linear feet)

Series 2 contains Frederick Kiesler's papers and documents his professional career as an architect, sculptor, and teacher. Among his papers are biographical materials, including passports, schedule and appointment books; correspondence with architects, publishers, editors, universities, museums, galleries, manufacturers, artists and friends, including L. Alcopley, Leopold Arnaud, Armand P. Bartos, Piero and Virginia Dorazio, George Howe, Kay Johnson, Jane Owen, and others, and photocopied letters from Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, and Piet Mondrian; business and finance records, most of which were collected in preparing tax returns; correspondence and materials related to exhibitions, including "Inside the Endless House" (1966) and the International Theatre Exposition (1924); teaching files and production notes from Juilliard School of Music; personal notes and writings; a bound copy of the "Bibliography of Works Written By or About Frederick Kiesler"; clippings, and other printed materials; and several photographs of artwork.

There is overlap between this series and Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler, circa 1913-2003 (Subseries 1.10) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1), especially exhibition files, printed material, and photographs.

The series is arranged as 8 subseries:

2.1: Biographical Material, 1947-1965, undated

Biographical material is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
40 Appointments and Schedules, 1965, undated
40 Curriculum Vitae, undated
40 Passports, 1947, 1953, 1957, 1963
40 Schedule Books, 1964-1965
40 Schedule Book, undated

2.2: Correspondence, 1923-1965, undated

The bulk of Frederick Kiesler's correspondence is with architects, publishers, editors, universities, museums, galleries, manufacturers, artists and friends about projects, business, and teaching; personal correspondence does not comprise a significant portion of the material until after 1952. Correspondence includes incoming letters and carbon copies of letters from Frederick Kiesler; there is some correspondence in German and French. Included are L. Alcopley, Leopold Arnaud, Armand P. Bartos, Piero and Virginia Dorazio, George Howe, Kay Johnson, Jane Owen, and others. There are also photocopied letters from Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, and Piet Mondrian. There is no correspondence to or from Lillian Kiesler found here. Additional related correspondence is in Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler, circa 1913-2003 (Subseries 1.10) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1). Correspondence is arranged first by subject, then chronologically.

Box
40 Christmas Cards Received, 1963
40 Office of War Information Exhibition, 1944-1945
40 Chronological, 1923, 1926, 1930-1932
40 Chronological, 1933-1936
40 Chronological, 1937
40 Chronological, 1938-1939
40 Chronological, 1940
40 Chronological, 1941
40 Chronological, 1942-1943
40 Chronological, 1944
40 Chronological, 1945
40 Chronological, 1946
40 Chronological, 1947
40 Chronological, 1948
40 Chronological, 1949
40 Chronological, 1950
40 Chronological, 1951-1952
40 Chronological, 1953
40 Chronological, 1954
40 Chronological, 1955
40 Chronological, 1956
40 Chronological, 1957
Box
41 Chronological, January-June 1958
41 Chronological, July-December 1958
41 Chronological, January-March 1959
41 Chronological, April-May 1959
41 Chronological, June-July 1959
41 Chronological, August-September 1959
41 Chronological, October-December 1959
41 Chronological, January-March 1960
41 Chronological, April-May 1960
41 Chronological, June-July 1960
41 Chronological, August-December 1960
41 Chronological, January-June 1961
41 Chronological, July-December 1961
41 Chronological, January-March 1962
41 Chronological, April-May 1962
41 Chronological, June-August 1962
41 Chronological, September-December 1962
41 Chronological, 1963
41 Chronological, January-June 1964
41 Chronological, July-December 1964
41 Chronological, January-March 1965
41 Chronological, April-June 1965
41 Chronological, July-August 1965
41 Chronological, September-December 1965
41 Chronological, undated

2.3: Business and Financial Records, 1937-1965

The bulk of the materials found here are tax returns from the 1940s to mid-1960s and records used in preparing returns, such as bank statements, bills and receipts, and income memos. Also included are travel documents and expenses, inquiries and notes about job applicants, and material related to a Ford Foundation grant. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
42 Bank Receipts, Steffi Kiesler, 1963
42 Bank Records, 1959-1961
42 Bills Paid, 1962
(13 folders)
42 Bills Paid, 1963
(4 folders)
42 Harry Bodansky Income Tax Data, 1953-1962
(5 folders)
42 Cancelled Checks and Bills, Steffi Kiesler, 1962
(2 folders)
42 Chemical Bank N.Y. Trust Co., 1962
(12 folders)
42 Chemical Bank N.Y. Trust Co., Deposits, 1962
42 Domestic Travel, 1962
42 Expenses, Petty Cash, 1962
(2 folders)
42 Expenses, Petty Cash, 1963
42 Federation Bank and Trust Co., 1963
Box
43 Federation Bank and Trust Co., Deposits, 1962
43 Federation Bank and Trust Co., Regular Checking, 1962
43 Federation Bank and Trust Co., Special Account Checking, 1962
43 Financial, 1962
43 Ford Foundation Bills, 1962-1964
43 Ford Foundation Bills, 1st and 2nd Installments, 1962-1963
43 Ford Foundation Bills Paid, 3rd Installment, 1963-1964
43 Ford Foundation Guggenheim Grant, 1962-1965
43 Ford Foundation Special Account, 1963-1964
43 Foreign Travel, 1962
43 Job Applicants, 1956-1959
43 Job Applicants, 1965
43 Kiesler and Bartos Finances, 1957, 1959
43 Leases, 1937-1965
43 Tax Return Records 1941, 1941-1942
43 Tax Return Records 1942, 1942-1944
43 Tax Return Records 1943, 1943-1944
43 Tax Return Records 1944, 1944-1945
43 Tax Return Records 1945, 1945-1946
43 Tax Return Records 1946, 1947, 1946-1947
43 Tax Return Records 1948, 1948-1949
43 Tax Return Records 1949, 1949-1950
43 Tax Return Records 1950, 1950
43 Tax Return Records 1951, 1951-1952
43 Tax Return Records 1952, 1952-1953
43 Tax Return Records 1953, 1953-1954
43 Tax Return Records, 1953-1954
(4 folders)
43 Tax Return Records 1959, 1958-1960
(2 folders)
Box
44 Tax Return Records 1959, 1958-1960
(6 folders)
44 Tax Return Records 1960, 1959-1961
(7 folders)
44 Tax Return Records 1961, 1960-1961
(2 folders)
Box
45 Tax Return Records 1961, 1960-1961
(4 folders)
45 Tax Return Records 1963, 1963
(4 folders)

2.4: Exhibition Files, 1924-1992, undated

Exhibition files contain correspondence and printed material related to exhibits held primarily after Frederick Kiesler's death. Additional material related to exhibits can be found in Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler, 1913-2003 (Subseries 1.10) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
45 The Book of the Shrine, 1992
(Oversized material housed in OV 53)
45 Inside the Endless House, 1966-1969, undated
45 International Theatre Exposition (in German), 1924
45 Martha Jackson Gallery, 1965-1966
45 Monograph, Bogner, Dieter. Friedrich Kiesler 1890-1965. Vienna: Löcker Verlag, 1988
(inscribed)
45 Monograph, Phillips, Lisa. Frederick Kiesler. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989
45 "The Object in the Open Air," Museum of Contemporary Crafts, 1966
Box
OV 53 The Book of the Shrine, 1992
(Oversized material from Box 45)

2.5: Teaching Files, 1937-1964, undated

Found here is correspondence, artwork and papers by Frederick Kiesler's students at Juilliard, notes on productions, and administrative files. Correspondence regarding teaching can also be found in Correspondence, 1923-1965, undated (Subseries 2.2) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
45 Contracts, 1937-1940
45 Juilliard Students' Works, undated
(2 folders)
Box
46 Juilliard Students' Works, Papers, 1944, 1954-1956, undated
46 Juilliard Students' Works, Visual Arts, (3 folders) 1955-1956, undated
46 Juilliard Miscellaneous, 1939-1956, undated
46 State Education Department (N.Y.), 1940-1964, undated

2.6: Writings and Notes, 1933-1980, undated

Writings and notes contains Lillian Kiesler's "Bibliography of Writings By or About Frederick Kiesler" (1971; 1980), as well as desk notes, a notebook, and research material. Addition writings can be found in Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler, 1913-2003 (Subseries 1.10) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
46 Bibliography of Writings By or About Frederick Kiesler, 1971, undated
(2 folders)
46 Bibliography of Writings By or About Frederick Kiesler, 1980
(3 folders)
46 Desk Notes and Miscellany, 1959
46 Desk Notes and Miscellany, 1965
46 Miscellaneous Notes, 1933-1965, undated
46 Research Material Notes for "Architectural Record", 1937

2.7: Printed Material, 1926-1966, undated

Printed material includes newspaper and magazine clippings, announcements and invitations, flyers, and plastic samples. Additional related printed material can be found in Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler, 1913-2003 (Subseries 1.10) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1). The items are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box
46 Clippings, 1926-1966
(Oversized material housed in OV 53)
46 Miscellaneous, 1939-1965
46 Printers on Plastic, undated
Box
OV 53 Clippings, 1962
(Oversized material from Box 46)

2.8: Photographic Material, undated

There is one folder of black and white photographs of sculptures. Each photograph is notated on the back in pencil. Additional related material can be found in Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler, 1913-2003 (Subseries 1.10) and Photographic Material, circa 1910s-1950s (Subseries 1.13) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-200 (Series 1).

Box
46 Photographic Material, undated