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

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Series 4: Writings , 1923-1971
3.1 Linear feet
Boxes 5-8

Archipenko wrote and lectured extensively about his philosophy of art, art in nature, and theories concerning creativity and the universe. He published several articles, but only one of the manuscripts intended as a book was actually published, Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958 (Tekhne Publications, Inc., 1960). Manuscripts, drafts, notes and supporting materials for Fifty Creative Years survive, along with similar documentation of unpublished writings. Also included are notes, outlines, and some transcripts and audio/visual recordings of lectures and talks. Recordings are on 1 sound cassette, 2 sound tape reels (1/4 in.), and 1 film reel. General notes are extensive and cover a variety of subjects; included with these are names, addresses, and phone numbers for friends, acquaintances, and professional associates in books, a card file, and loose scraps of paper. Writings by other authors consist of short manuscripts about Archipenko.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries.
  • 4.1: By Archipenko, 1923-1971
  • 4.2: By Others, 1953-1957
4.1: By Archipenko, 1923-1971
Description Container
Articles and Short Writings
"Creative Art" , circa 1925-1960
5
33
"Gravediggers", circa 1925-1960
5
34
"Ma", circa 1925-1960
5
35
"Manifesto" (with Italian and German translations), 1959
5
36
"Open Letter to the Art Critic, Mr. Zervos", 1939
5
37
"Polychrome Sculpture", circa 1925-1960
5
38
"Space, Concave, Light, and Transparency," for Art and Architecture, 1951
5
39
"Universe and Creativity", circa 1925-1960
5
40
Untitled (3 manuscripts), circa 1925-1960
5
41
Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958
Agreements, 1956-1958
6
1
Book Production Correspondence, Estimates Invoices, 1952-1962
6
2
Distribution Correspondence, Lists, and Expenses, 1960-1972
6
3
Orders and Related Correspondence, Individuals A-Z, 1960-1964
6
4
Orders and Related Correspondence, Institutions and Booksellers, 1960-1972
6
5-16
Page Proofs of Illustrations, circa 1960
6
17
Publication Permissions, A-Z, 1956-1958
6
18
Publicity, 1960-1961
6
19
Sales Records, 1960-1961
Includes 1 bound volume.
6
20-23
Tekhne Publications, Inc., Correspondence and Legal Documents, 1957-1965
6
24
Draft with Cover Design, circa 1958
6
25
Lists of Archipenko's work, 1949-1963
7
1
Lists of Collectors, circa 1940-1960
7
2
Lists of Exhibitions, circa 1940-1960
7
3
Lists of Exhibitions and Works on Commission, 1937, 1960
7
4
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1940-1960
7
5
Creativeness, Manuscripts, Drafts, and Notes, circa 1930-1960
7
6-10
The Philosophy of Art, 1951
7
11-13
Untitled Book about "Creativeness as a Cosmical (sic) Phenomenon," Manuscript, circa 1952-1953
7
14
Untitled Book about "Creativeness as a Cosmical (sic) Phenomenon," Research Correspondence, 1952-1953
7
15
Lectures and Talks
"Creativity," Lecture Outline, circa 1930-1960
7
16
"Creativity and Education," University of Washington, 1951
7
17
"My Credo," Voice of America Broadcast, (with sample copies of broadcasts by others), 1952
7
18
"Theme of Archipenko's Lecture in the Saloon of Exhibition of Fundacion Mendoza", circa 1930-1960
7
19
Untitled Lecture, Winnipeg, Canada, 1962
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
7
20
Untitled Lecture, circa 1930-1960
7
21
Lecture, "Archipenko: Materials and Color" by Katherine Michaelsen at National Gallery of Art, 1986
1 Sound cassette
7
22
Conversation among Alexander Archipenko, Dr. Wozniak, Frances Archipenko, and one or more unidentified people, circa 1960-1964
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
7
23
Interview with Archipenko, circa 1940-1964
1 Film reel
16 mm
Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 30.
7
24
Notes
Address Books, circa 1930-1960
13 volumes in 4 folders.
7
25-28
Address Lists/Mailing Lists, circa 1930-1960
7
29
Miscellaneous Names and Addresses, circa 1930-1960
7
30
Address Card File, A-Z, circa 1930-1960
(3x5 file box)
8
1-4
Concepts of the Universe, circa 1940-1960
With drawing, photographs, and printed matter.
8
5
"Dreams ex. For my Book", circa 1940-1960
8
6
Formulae, Instructions, and Supplies - Ceramics, 1938-1950
8
7-8
Formulae, Instructions, and Supplies - Electroplating, circa 1940-1960
8
9
Formulae, Instructions, and Supplies - Enamelling, circa 1940-1960
8
10
Formulae, Instructions, and Supplies - Fresco, circa 1940-1960
8
11
Formulae, Instructions, and Supplies - Glazes, circa 1940-1960
8
12
Formulae, Instructions, and Supplies - Metal Casting, circa 1940-1960
8
13
Formulae, Instructions, and Supplies - Metals Coloration, circa 1940-1960
8
14
Formulae, Instructions, and Supplies - Miscellaneous, circa 1940-1960
8
15
Formulae, Instructions, and Supplies - Pewter, circa 1940-1960
8
16
Formulae, Instructions, and Supplies - Photography, circa 1940-1960
8
17
Miscellaneous Notes, 1949-1959
8
18-19
Notebook (in Ukrainian), 1923-1927
8
20
Notebook (in German and English), circa 1940-1960
Includes translation of "Archipenko or the Re-examination of a Legend" by Robert D'Hoogle from Frankfurter Allgemeine.
8
21
"Planetes (sic) Description and Cells and Description. Chromosomes", circa 1940-1960
With drawing and photographs.
8
22
Skeleton and Musculature, circa 1940-1960
8
23
"Source of Art in Nature" , circa 1940-1960
With photographs.
8
24
Motion Picture Film Reel from Box 7, Folder 24
FC 30
4.2: By Others, 1953-1957
Description Container
Articles about Archipenko by Goll, Hordynsky, Kovaliv, L.M., and Schoffler, 1953-1957
8
25
"Archipenko Album" by Ivan Goll, circa 1940-1960
8
26

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