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

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Series 5: Teaching , 1921-1952
0.5 Linear feet
Box 9

With the exception of one photograph taken in Berlin, 1921, records documenting Archipenko's schools and teaching career are confined to his years in the United States. They focus mainly on his New York City school and the Woodstock summer school, with only a few items representing Chicago.
The scrapbook contains advertisements and circulars for the Archipenko School of Art, including summer and evening schools, 1932-1946. There are also clippings and other printed matter, including exhibition announcements and catalogs about the Archipenko Art School (1928-1946), Arko Studio (1929), and former students (1931-1941), and a typescript of "How I Teach," a statement by Archipenko. Photographs of students are a group portrait of a class at his school in Berlin, 1921, students in a ceramic workshop, sculpture studios, bronze casting plaster casting, and summer classes, 1923 and 1930. Other photographs are of a pottery kiln, 1930, and Woodstock studio and school buildings, 1930s-1946, including construction views.
Files regarding Archipenko's teaching activities at schools other than his own include course descriptions, student rosters, grades, and printed matter. There are also 3 film reels with footage of Archipenko with students.
A small amount of material relating to the Archipenko School and his teaching activities elsewhere is scattered throughout his papers. Series 2: Correspondence includes requests from prospective students for school circulars and other information, correspondence with the various institutions where he was a guest instructor, and correspondence about school advertising. A variety of school related printed matter, as well as clippings about Archipenko's students and their work, and photographs of student exhibitions and student work are included in Series 7: Scrapbooks. Series 11: Photographs contains views of students, classes, and the facilities at Woodstock.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries.
  • 5.1: Archipenko School, 1921-1952
  • 5.2: Other Schools, 1946-1956
5.1: Archipenko School, 1921-1952
Description Container
Cash Book, 1931-1934
Bound volume; contains names of students.
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27
"Concerning the Guild School of Art," a Statement of Archipenko's Philosophy of Teaching, circa 1936
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28
Printed Matter, 1933-1952
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29
Scrapbook, "Archipenko Art School, Formerly Ecole D'Art, New York, founded 1923", 1921-1946
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1
Student Roster, Chicago, 1947
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2
5.2: Other Schools, 1946-1956
Description Container
Carmel Art Institute, California, 1951
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3
Institute of Design, Chicago, 1946-1947
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4
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1956
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5
University of Delaware, Newark, 1952
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6
University of Kansas City, Missouri, 1950
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7
University of Oregon, Eugene, 1951
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8
University of Washington, Seattle, 1951
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University of Washington, Archipenko with Painting and Sculpture Students, circa 1935-1936
1 Film reel
16 mm
Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 31.
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10
Unidentified Institutions, 1951
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11
Unidentified Institution, Archipenko with students and female model, circa 1940
1 Film reel
16 mm
Also contains footage of Archipenko working on Taras Shevchenko bust. Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 32.
9
12
Unidentified Institution, Archipenko with sculpture students, circa 1940-1960
1 Film reel
16 mm
Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 33.
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13
Motion Picture Film Reels from Box 9, Folders 10, 12-13
FC 31-33

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