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Abraham Joel Tobias papers, 1913-2000

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Series 3: Project and Exhibition Files, 1938-2000
1.6 linear feet
Boxes 1, 2, 4, OV 5

Project and exhibition files contain varying combinations of the following: correspondence, photographs, publicity material, legal documents, and proposals. Printed material includes announcements catalogs, and clippings. Some material is in Russian.
The project file for
Science
and
Engineering
(1958) contains a patent certificate for striated plastic, a material that Tobias employed in two murals. Other material of interest is correspondence with the Harmon Foundation regarding a documentary film on Tobias's use of ethyl silicate for outdoor murals.
This series is organized chronologically by mural commission, followed by project proposals, and exhibition files.
DescriptionContainer
Murals
They Cleared the Land and Planted Cotton
(1943), Clarendon, Arkansas, Post Office, 1941-1988, undated
2 folders
18-19
The Triumph of Science Over Charlatanism
(1943), Midwood High School, Brooklyn New York, 1943-1996
2 folders
1
20-21
The Student
(1946), Founders Library, Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1938-1959, undated
1
22
The Sacrifice of Youth for Democracy
and
The Fulfillment of Youth Under Democracy
(1952), James Madison High School, Brooklyn, New York, 1947-1958, 1988, undated
1
23
Untitled Mural (1953), Charles H. Silver Clinic, Beth Israel Hospital, New York City, 1953-1992, undated
4 folders
Oversized material housed in Box 4 and OV 5
1
24-27
Untitled Mural (1955), Domestic Relations Court Building, Brooklyn New York, 1955-1993, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 4
2
1
Science
and
Engineering
(1958), Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York, 1954-1970, undated
6 folders
Oversized materials housed in Box 4
2
2-7
The History of Science
(commissioned 1962, unfinished), Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York, 1957-2000
2
13
Teacher and Pupil
(1960), Public School 134, Henrietta Szold School, New York City, 1959-1960, undated
5 folders
2
8-12
The Arts
(1966), Adelphi College, Garden City, New York, 1945-1967, undated
2 folders
2
14-15
Proposals
Freedom Monument (1976), Gateway National Park, Brooklyn, New York, 1953-1954, 1975-1976, undated
2
16
Various Projects, circa 1947-1958, undated
oversized material housed in OV 5
2
17
Various Exhibitions, 1949-1997, undated
2 folders
2
18-19
Untitled Mural (1953), Charles H. Silver Clinic, Beth Israel Hospital, New York City, 1953-1955, undated
from Box 1, folders 24-27
4
Untitled Mural (1955), Domestic Relations Court Building, Brooklyn, New York, 1955, undated
from Box 2, folder 1
4
Science
and
Engineering
(1958) Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York, 1957-1958
2 folders
from Box 2, folders 2-7
4
Untitled Mural (1953), Charles H. Silver Clinic, Beth Israel Hospital, New York City, undated
from Box 1, folders 24-27
OV 5
Various Projects, undated
from Box 2, folder 17
OV 5

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