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Arthur Wesley Dow papers, circa 1826-1978, bulk 1879-1922

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Series 3: Notes and Writings , circa 1900-1977
(Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Found in this series are manuscripts and typescripts of Dow's lectures and writings about art, lecture notes, syllabi, price lists, as well as a handwritten fragment of his last will and testament. Most of the notes in this series document Dow's lectures on art appreciation, composition and art historical topics ranging from prehistoric art to Japanese art that he delivered to his classes at Teacher's College Columbia University. A folder of miscellaneous lectures also includes class syllabi and suggested arts curriculum. Writings attributed to others include research notes by Dow biographer Dr. Frederick Moffatt and handwritten copies of papers attributed to a Mr. Heatois on "The Spirit of the Later Renaissance" and "The Monumental Arts."
The Notes and Writings series is arranged into 2 subseries:
  • 3.1: Notes and Writings by Arthur Wesley Dow, circa 1900-1922
  • 3.2: Notes and Writings by Others, circa 1918-1977
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
3.1: Notes and Writings by Arthur Wesley Dow, circa 1900-1922
Description Container
Last Will and Testament Fragment, circa 1900-1922
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10
Lectures on Art in Gardens, 1904-1905
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11
Lectures on The Art of the Cave Men, 1913-1916
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12
Lecture on Buddhist Art, 1905 December 11
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13
Lectures on Color, 1904-1906
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14
Lecture on Willow Patterns, 1904 November 21
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15
Lectures on Egyptian Art and Architecture, 1905-1915
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16
Lectures on Italian Art: The Great Florentines, 1905-1908
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17
Lecture series on Italian Art, circa 1905-1908
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18
Lectures on Japanese Art, 1905-1917
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19
Lectures on Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture, circa 1907-1913
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Lectures on Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture, circa 1907-1913
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Writings on Teaching Art, circa 1908-1912
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22
Notes on Composition and Principle of Fine Arts, circa 1905-1922
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23
Miscellaneous Curricula, Syllabi and Lecture Notes, circa 1905-1922
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Price Lists, 1915-1916
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25
3.2: Notes and Writings by Others, circa 1918-1977
Description Container
Copy of Papers by Mr. Heatois, 1918-1919
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26
Frederick Moffatt Research Notes on Dow, circa 1970-1977
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27

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