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Barbara Rose papers, 1962-circa 1969

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 4 series.

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Series 1: Letters , 1966
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Letters consist of responses to queries and questionnaires that Barbara Rose and Irving Sandler sent to contemporary artists as research for writing projects. Questionnaires were sent in preparation for an article entitled "Sensibility of the Sixties," which appeared in the Junuary-February 1967 issue in
Art in America
, and responses were received from Robert Motherwell, Robert Craig Kauffman, Len Lye, Robert Morris, George Segal, David Hare, and others. A separate query asked sculptors for their assessment of contemporary sculptor's needs and the potential for patronage. Respondants to this query include Carl Andre, Robert Morris, Charles Frazier, Robert Craig Kauffman, Robert Murray, Anthony Padovano, Ron Bladen, Roy Lichtenstein, Len Lye, Sol LeWitt, Heinz Mack, Otto Peine, Dan Flavin, and Donald Judd.
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Artists' Responses to Query on Contemporary Sculpture, 1966
1
1
Artists' Questionnaires for "Artists' Sensibility of the 60s" Article, 1966
1
2-4

Series 2: Interviews , 1965-circa 1969
0.6 Linear feet
Box 1

Series contains interviews conducted by Rose with Richard Bellamy, Leo Castelli, James E. Davis, Henry Geldzahler, Ivan Karp, Lee Krasner, John Lefebre, John B. Myers, and Donald Judd with Frank Stella, and and interview with Tom Wesselmann conducted by Jacqueline Bogrand. All interviews were conducted between 1965 and circa 1969, and include original sound recordings on 9 sound cassettes and 3 sound tape reels. Transcripts are present for the Judd and Stella, Krasner, and Myers interviews.
All of the sound recordings in this series have been digitized for research access.
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Richard Bellamy, 1968 April
1 sound cassette
Last nine minutes contain an unrelated interview, with the subject identified as "C.M. Kuntz" on the cassette label.
1
5
Leo Castelli, 1968 April
2 sound cassettes
Poor sound quality
1
6
James Davis, 1968
1 sound cassette
Cassette label reads "Remeniscence with James E. Davis" and "re: Marin"
1
7
Donald Judd and Frank Stella, 1965
1 sound tape reel
Includes transcript
1
8-9
Henry Geldzahler, 1968 April
1 sound cassette
Interview is on the same cassette as tape 1 of 2 of April 1968 interview with Ivan Karp.
1
10
1
Ivan Karp, 1968 April
2 sound cassettes
1
10
2
Ivan Karp, 1968 May
1 sound cassette
1
11
Lee Krasner, 1966 July 31
1 sound tape reel
Includes transcript
1
12-13
John Lefebre, 1968 April
1 sound cassette
cassette label reads "on art dealing"
1
14
John B. Myers, circa 1969
2 sound tape reels
Includes transcript
1
15-16
Tom Wesselmann interview conducted by Jacqueline Bogrand, 1968 April 26
1 sound cassette
1
17

Series 3: Panel Discussions and Lectures , 1962-1968
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

Panel discussions and lectures include sound recordings and transcripts of seven events on a variety of contemporary art and architecture subjects held between 1962 and 1968. Three events were moderated by Barbara Rose, and Rose was a panelist for one event. Sound recordings are present for five events on 10 sound tape reels, and transcripts are present for all events except the 1968 Architectural League Symposium, "Sculpture and Architecture, A Dialogue."
All of the sound recordings in this series have been digitized for research access.
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17th Annual Art Symposium, "Pop Art, What?" lecture by Friedel Dzubas, 1964
1 sound tape reel
1
18
17th Annual Art Symposium, "Pop Art, What?" lecture by Friedel Dzubas, Transcript, 1964
1
19
"The Artist and the Art World" Symposium, San Francisco Art Institute, 1962 September 28
1 sound tape reel
With participants John Bowles, Roy Dean De Forest, and Seymour Locks, with Walter Hopps as moderator
1
20
"The Artist and the Art World" Symposium, San Francisco Art Institute, Transcript, 1962 September 28
1
21
"Creative Photography and the Marketplace" Symposium, San Francisco Art Society, 1963 January 14
2 sound tape reels
With participants Ansel Adams, Arthur Bierman, Kenneth Rexroth and Edward Taylor, with Ernst Karl Mundt as moderator
1
22
"Creative Photography and the Marketplace" Symposium, San Francisco Art Society, Transcript, 1963 January 14
1
23
"Is Easel Painting Dead?" The Critics Colloquium, New York University, 1966 November
2 sound tape reels
With panel members Walter Darby Bannard, Donald Judd, Larry Poons, and Robert Rauschenberg, with Barbara Rose as moderator
2
1
"Is Easel Painting Dead?" The Critics Colloquium, New York University, 1966 November
2 sound tape reels
2
2
"Is Easel Painting Dead?" The Critics Colloquium, New York University, Transcript, 1966 November
2
3
"A New Aesthetic" Symspoium, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 1967
Transcript only; with participants Ronald Davis, Dan Flavin, Robert Kauffman, and John Harvey McCracken, with Barbara Rose as moderator
2
4
"Primary Structures" Symposium, The Jewish Museum of New York, 1966 May 2
Transcript only; with participants Mark Di Suvero, Donald Judd, Robert Morris, and Barbara Rose, with Kynaston McShine as moderator
2
5
"Sculpture and Architecture, a Dialogue;" Architectural League Symposium, 1968
2 sound tape reels
With participants Richard Meier, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Murray, and Paul Rudolph, moderated by Barbara Rose.
2
6

Series 4: Writings and Printed Material , circa 1965-1967
0.1 Linear feet
Box 2

Writings include photocopied typescripts of "Myth, Symbol, or Me," by Emily Wasserman and "Excerpts from a Work Journal on Flying Sculpture," by Charles Frazier. Printed material consists of two copies of the premiere issue of the
57th Street Review
, from Nov. 15, 1966.
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"Excerpts from a Work Journal on Flying Sculpture" by Charles Frazier, circa 1965
Photocopy
2
7
"Myth, Symbol, or Me?" by Emily Wasserman, 1967
Photocopy
2
8
57th Street Review
Premiere Issue, 1966 November 15
2 copies
2
9

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