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Clay Spohn papers, circa 1862-1985, bulk 1890-1985

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2.4: Notes and Writings , 1924-1985, undated
(boxes 7-18, 10.8 linear feet)

This subseries contains miscellaneous notes and writings and includes 188 notebooks, address lists, a card file of book titles, Spohn's "Subject Location," "Index and Date," and "School of Visual Arts" files, and two typescripts by other writers. The miscellaneous notes and writings, and the notebooks, are concerned with various topics, often intermingled, such as teaching notes; lists of names, books, and groceries needed; financial records for art supplies; Spohn's thoughts on philosophy and art; dietary advice; annotated studies and calculations concerning the "trisection of an arbitrary angle"; notes for his unpublished literary work "The Book," (sometimes entitled "The Actual Book" or "The Truth Book"); and brief and incomplete drafts written either for writing class assignments or for "The Book."
Files on the School of Visual Arts contains class schedules, grade sheets, and 37 notebooks of class assignments, records of student grades, notes for lectures, lists of books for teaching, writings about teaching, and notes on art supplies for class.
Notes and writings are unfilmed unless noted otherwise.
Description Container Select
Miscellaneous Notes and Writings, 1924-1985, undated
7
25-57
Miscellaneous Notes and Writings, 1951-1958
8
1-56
Miscellaneous Notes and Writings, 1959-June, 1962
9
1-57
Miscellaneous Notes and Writings, July, 1962-May, 1970
10
1-62
Miscellaneous Notes and Writings, June, 1970-1985
11
1-47
Notebooks 1-21, 1926-1927
11
48-63
Notebooks 22-76, 1927-1962
12
1-48
Notebooks 77-105, 1962-1965
13
1-29
Notebooks 106-136, 1965-1968
14
1-23
Notebooks 137-163, 1968-1973
15
1-25
Notebooks 164-182, 1973-1976
16
1-19
Notebooks 183-188, 1976-1977
17
1-6
Address Lists, undated
Reel 5470
17
7
Card File of Book Titles, 1959-1976
Reel 5470
17
8-12
Spohn's "Subject Location File", 1960-1961
Reel 5470
17
13
Spohn's "Index and Date File,", 1960-1961
Reel 5471
17
14-19
Notes from Private Trade School Teacher's Course at N.Y.U., 1965
Reel 5471
17
20-22
School of Visual Arts Notebook, 1964-1970
Reel 5471
17
23-33
School of Visual Arts Notebook, cont., 1964-1970
Reel 5471
18
1-12
Engagement Calendars, 1965, 1976
18
13-14
Typescript, "The Sickness of American Culture" by Reinhold Niebuhr, undated
18
15
Typescript, "Clay Spohn's Museum" by Douglas Macagy, 1965?
18
16

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