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Alexander Archipenko papers, 1904-1986, bulk, 1930-1964

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1908-1964
0.5 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 28

Biographical materials include a wide variety of records concerning Alexander Archipenko, his first wife, Angelica Archipenko (an artist known professionally as Gela Forster), and his second wife, Frances Archipenko Gray (a.k.a. Frances Gray Archipenko). Among these records are ephemera, funeral guest registers, and real estate records including floor plans of their house in Woodstock, N.Y. and a proposed bequest to the Ukrainian Art and Literary Club. There are also various legal documents, including residency permits issued during Archipenko's years in France, passports, and wills. Articles by and about Angelica Archipenko include an article about Bali (in German), her art and acting careers, and exhibition and drama reviews; also included is a color reproduction of her portrait by Leo Katz. A catalog of Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes in San Allende, Mexico, describes the sculpture course taught by Angelica Archipenko and contains photographs of students' work. There is a recorded and transcribed interview with Angelica on a sound tape reel (1/4 in.), and Angelica's reminiscences of Walter Spies and excerpts from her diaries are also included. There are also exhibition catalogs and a will in the materials related to Frances Archipenko Gray.
The series is arranged as 3 subseries.
  • 1.1: Alexander Archipenko, 1908-1964
  • 1.2: Angelica Archipenko, 1919-1957
  • 1.3: Frances Archipenko Gray, 1961-1964
1.1: Alexander Archipenko, 1908-1964
Description Container
Automobile Registration, 1963
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1
Award of Honor, Wisdom Society, circa 1957
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2
Biographical Notes, 1953
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3
Exhibitor's Admission Ticket, International Fine Arts Exposition, Brussels, 1958
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4
Floor Plans, 243-45 West 19th Street, 1955-1956
Oversized material housed in OV 28.
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5
Floor Plans of Woodstock House with Map of Property, 1966
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6
Funeral Guest Register and Receipts, 1964
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7
Guest Register for 50th Anniversary of Archipenko's Career (in Ukrainian), 1953
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8
Handprint, circa 1940-1960
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9
Legal Documents Concerning Residence in France, 1908-1919
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10
Marriage Certificate, 1960
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11
Membership Certificates, 1953, 1962
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12
Passports, 1923-1962
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13
Real Estate Records, 274-6 West 19th Street, New York City, 1956, 1960
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14
Real Estate Records, Woodstock, 1929-1964
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15
Will, 1962
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Oversized Floor Plans 243-45 West 19th Street from Box 1, Folder 5, 1955-1956
5 blueprints and 3 drawings
OV 28
1.2: Angelica Archipenko, 1919-1957
Description Container
Articles by and about Angelica Archipenko (a.k.a Gela Forster), 1919-1940
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17
Birth Certificate (duplicate), 1957
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Calling Card, circa 1940-1960
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Catalog of Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes, 1940
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20
Exhibition Label, Artists for Victory, Inc., circa 1943
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21
Funeral Guest Register, Receipts, etc.; Dedication of Memorial Statue, 1957, 1959
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Handprint, circa 1940-1960
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Naturalization Certificate (duplicate), 1941
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24
Passports, 1923, 1931
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25
Poem, "To Angelica", 1954
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Interview with Angelica Archipenko, circa 1957
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
Side 1 of the recording is a lecture on theology by Dr. Searl, May 20, 1957.
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27
Reminiscences of Walter Spies and Related Excerpts from the Diaries of Angelica Archipenko, 1954
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28
Social Security Certificate, 1957
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1.3: Frances Archipenko Gray, 1961-1964
Description Container
Exhibition Catalogs, 1961
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30
Will, 1964
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31

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