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Arnold Mesches papers, 1939-2015

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Series 3: Writings , 1958-2013
1.1 Linear feet
Box 2-3

Writings date from 1958-2013 and include manuscripts of unpublished novels and short stories, autobiographical writings, recordings of dreams, introductions to artists, a journal, memorials, project proposals, statements on art and politics, notes from Mesches' psychotherapy sessions, as well as numerous outlines, fragments, and notes. The journal titled "Drawing," contains a typed recounting of daily activities, as well as reflections on art, his work process, and relationships from 1958-1962. Also found here are several writings by others, primarily about Mesches' work.
Description Container
"'Bye, Peter, 'Bye, Sol", circa 1970
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1
"The Kids", circa 1970
2
2
"Leroy III", circa 1970
2
3
"Red, White and Rosie", circa 1970
2
4-6
"Red, White and Rosie" Fragments, circa 1970
2
7-8
"Rest, Mr. Duboff, Rest!", circa 1970
2
9
"Untitled", circa 1970
2
10-11
Autobiographical Writing, circa 1990s-2009
2
12
Dreams, 1968-1972
2
13
Introductions, 2008-2009
2
14
Journal, "Drawing" (disbound), 1958-1961
2
15
Journal, "Drawing" (disbound), 1959-1965
2
16
Memorials, 1978-2001
2
17
Proposals for Projects and Exhibitions with Jill Ciment, 1972
2
18
Statements on Art and Politics, 1967-2012
2
19
Therapy Notes, 1961-1968
2
20
Outlines, Fragments, Notes, 1960s-1970s
2
21-22
Writings by Others
Books Essays about Arnold Mesches, 2000s
2
23
"By the Rivers of Babylon" by Robert Storr, circa 2007
2
24
"Cousin Sammy" by Leo Zubkoff, 1963-1971
2
25
"From Anomie to Dwelling" by Justine Epstein, 2013
3
1
New Connections Writings by Mark Mehlman, circa 1970
3
2
Review of Mesches' Retrospective, 2013
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3

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