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Costantino Nivola papers, circa 1938-2009, bulk 1950-1980

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 8 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1938-1988
3 Folders
Box 1

This series includes biographical summaries and resumes; photocopies of identification documents such as passports, travel certificates, and naturalization papers; and drawings by Nivola in pen and marker.
Description Container Select
Biographical Summaries and Resumes, circa 1956-circa 1980
1
1
Drawings in Pen and Marker, circa 1940-circa 1988
1
2
Identification Documents (Photocopies), 1938-1988
1
3

Series 2: Correspondence , circa 1938-circa 1988
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1

Correspondence is with galleries, museums, universities, foundries, colleagues, and friends, and concerns exhibitions, sales, awards, teaching, speaking engagements, and Nivola's professional activities. There is also one folder of correspondence with Antonello Satta, a close friend of Nivola.
Description Container Select
Correspondence (Undated), circa 1938-circa 1988
1
4
Correspondence, 1938-1959
1
5
Correspondence, 1960-1964
1
6
Correspondence, 1965-1966
1
7
Correspondence, 1967-1969
1
8
Correspondence, 1970-1972
1
9
Correspondence, 1973-1974
1
10
Correspondence, 1975-1977
1
11
Correspondence, 1978-1979
1
12
Correspondence, 1981-1986
1
13
Correspondence with Foundries, 1963-1976
1
14
Correspondence with Museums and Universities, 1954-1972
1
15
Correspondence with Museums and Universities, 1973-1978
1
16
Satta, Antonello, 1960s-1980s
1
17

Series 3: Writings , circa 1940-circa 1988
5 Folders
Box 1

Writings include Nivola's manuscripts about his own life and work, and about other artists. Also included are manuscripts about Nivola by others.
Description Container Select
Writings by Costantino Nivola About His Own Work, circa 1940-circa 1988
1
18
Writings by Costantino Nivola About His Own Work, circa 1940-circa 1988
1
19
Writings by Costantino Nivola About Other Artists and Subjects, circa 1977-circa 1983
1
20
Writings by Others About Nivola, circa 1960-corca 1988
1
21
Writings by Others About Other Subjects, circa 1960-circa 1988
1
22

Series 4: Professional Activities , 1953-circa 1985
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

This series includes documentation of Nivola's teaching career in the form of course outlines and descriptions, texts of talks given by Nivola at a symposium, and student essays. There are also art sales records, assorted financial records, and loan and shipping records relating mainly to exhibitions. Also included are files related to a Vietnam Memorial design competition for which Nivola was a juror.
Description Container Select
Art Sales and Other Financial Records, circa 1970-circa 1985
1
23
Loan Agreements and Shipping Records, 1958-1964
1
24
Royal Academy of Art, Holland, 1980-1982
1
25
Teaching File - Appointment, Contract, Course Catalog, Newsletter, 1953-1970
1
26
Teaching File - Course Outlines and Descriptions, circa 1969-circa 1979
1
27
Teaching File - Student Essays and Project Proposals, circa 1956-circa 1970
1
28
Typescripts of Symposium Talks, circa 1977
1
29
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Design Competition Jury, 1980-1981
1
30-32
Yale University, Ezra Stiles College, circa 1984-cira 1985
1
33

Series 5: Project Files , 1956-1982
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

Project files document commissions across the United States, although the commissions are primarily in New York City, and abroad. Noteworthy projects include the archaeological salvage of the Abu Simbel Temple, Egypt; Family and Criminal Courthouse, Bronx, N.Y.; Morse and Stiles College, Yale University; Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, Division of Employment Security Building, Boston, Mass.; and a number of public schools. Folders contain contracts, proposals, drawings, invoices and receipts, and correspondence, mainly with architects Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarinen, and Minoru Yamasaki, among others.
Description Container Select
Boston, Massachusetts - Provident Institution for Savings, 1972-1973
1
34
Boston, Massachusetts - Various Projects, 1960s-1980s
1
35
Bronx, New York - Family and Criminal Courthouse, 1971-1977
1
36
Bronx, New York - Intermediate School, 1970-1972
1
37
Chicago, Illinois - Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Co., 1959
1
38
Egypt - Abu Simbel Temple Salvage, 1963-1964
1
39-41
Fairfax, Virginia - Mobil Fairfax Building Sculptures, 1981-1982
1
42
Hartford, Connecticut - Mutual Insurance Co. Sculptured Wall, 1957
1
43
Janesville, Wisconsin - Janeseville Gazette Relief Mural, 1967
1
44
New Haven, Connecticut - Samuel Morse and Ezra Stiles Dormitories, Yale University, 1959-1962
1
45
New York - Children's Psychiatric Hospital, Bronx State Hospital, 1968
1
46
New York - P.S.1, P.S.345, J.H.S.320, Brooklyn, circa 1965-1968
1
47
New York - South Richmond High School, Staten Island, 1970-1971
1
48
New York - West Side High School, Manhattan, 1965-1966
1
49
Puerto Rico - El Monte Recreation Area, 1967
1
50
Queens, New York - Beach Channel High School, 1973-1977
2
1
Sardinia, Italy - Poet's Plaza, Sassari Monument, 1960-1968
2
2
Unknown Location - Christian Theology Seminary, circa 1966
2
3
Various Projects with Edward Larrabee Barnes, 1966-1967
2
4
Washington, D.C. - Capitol Park and Federal Office Buildings, 1964-1965
2
5
Miscellaneous and Unidentified Projects, 1956-1979
2
6

Series 6: Printed Material , 1953-1978
0.2 Linear feet
Box 2, OV 3

Printed matter includes press releases, exhibition catalogs, invitations, announcements, dedication programs, news clippings, and magazine articles about or illustrated by Nivola.
Description Container Select
Exhibition Catalogs, Announcements and Invitations, Dedication Programs, 1955-1965
2
7
Exhibition Catalogs, Announcements and Invitations, 1966-1977
2
8
Magazine Articles Illustrated by Nivola, Miscellaneous Items, circa 1953-circa 1966
2
9
News Clippings and Magazine Articles About Nivola (Undated), circa 1955-circa 1978
2
10
News Clippings and Magazine Articles About Nivola, 1955-1978
Oversized item housed in OV 3, Folder 1.
2
11
News Clippings and Magazine Articles About Nivola, 1956-1976
3
1
News Clippings and Magazine Articles About Nivola in Italian, 1957-1976
Oversized clipping housed in OV 3, Folder 2.
2
12
News Clippings and Magazine Articles About Nivola in Italian, 1963
3
2
Press Releases, 1955-1967
2
13

Series 7: Photographs , circa 1950-circa 1980
0.3 Linear feet
Box 2, OV 3

Photographs are of Nivola and include views of him at work and demonstrating his sandcasting technique. The majority of photographs document commissions such as Olivetti Showroom, New York, N.Y.; McCormick Place Exposition Hall, Chicago, Ill.; and Sassi Monument, Poet's Plaza, Sardinia, Italy. Other photographs document small scale works and a 1958 solo exhibition held in Sardinia, Italy.
Description Container Select
Nivola Receiving Municipal Art Society Award, 1962
2
14
Nivola at Work, Demonstrating Techniques, circa 1950-circa 1970
2
15
Bridgeport, Connecticut - Post Publishing Co. Murals, circa 1966
2
16
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mural for Harvard Law School, 1958
2
17
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Quincy House, Harvard University, 1959
2
18
Chicago, Illinois - McCormick Place Exposition Hall, 1960
2
19
Falls Church, Virginia - Memorial to the Four Chaplains, 1955
2
20
Hartford, Connecticut - Mutual Insurance Co. Facade, 1957
2
21
Janesville, Wisconsin - Relief Mural for Janesville Gazette, 1970
2
22
Kansas City, Missouri - Federal Office Building Mural, circa 1960-circa 1970
2
23
New Haven, Connecticut - Morse and Ezra Stiles Dormitories, Yale University, 1962
2
24
New York City - Mural for Apartment House (1025 Fifth Avenue?), 1955
2
25
New York City - Olivetti Showroom, 1953
Oversized material housed in OV 3, Folder 3.
2
26
New York City - Olivetti Showroom, 1953
3
3
New York City - P. S. 48, circa 1965-circa 1968
2
27
New York City - Stephen Wise Recreation Area, 1967
Oversized material housed in OV 3, Folder 4.
2
28
New York City - Stephen Wise Recreation Area, 1967
3
4
Queens, New York - Beach Channel High School, 1977
2
29
San Francisco, California - Town Hall Plaza Competition Study, circa 1960-circa 1970
2
30
Sardinia, Italy - Poet's Plaza, Sassari Monument, 1967
2
31
St. Louis, Missouri - Mural for Hospital, 1960
2
32
White Plains, New York - White Plains Plaza Fountain, circa 1965-circa 1980
2
33
Projects for Schools and Miscellaneous, circa 1960-circa 1970
2
34
Exhibition in Sardinia, Italy, 1958
2
35
Miscellaneous Terra Cotta Sculptures, circa 1962-circa 1978
2
36
Unidentified Artwork, circa 1950-circa 1975
Oversized items housed in OV 3, Folder 5.
2
37
Unidentified Artwork, circa 1950-circa 1960
3
5

Series 8: Unprocessed Born Digital Recordings , 1964-2009
0.3 Linear feet
Box 2

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