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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1924-1975

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Series 7: Printed Materials , 1934-2001, undated
(Boxes 4-6 and 11; 1.5 linear feet; not scanned)

Printed materials include printed artwork, books, book covers, clippings, magazines, exhibition catalogs, posters, chapbooks, journals, reproductions of works of art, and other printed miscellany primarily related to the art and writings of Fairfield Porter and others in his circle.
Books include a book about Thomas Eakins written by Porter and a book about the New York School with an article Porter wrote about Richard Stankiewicz. Book covers illustrated by Porter are found for books of poetry by James Schuyler, Kenneth Koch, and John Koethe. Clippings include magazines, magazine clippings, newspaper clippings, and other ephemeral publications. Reviews by Porter, mostly for The Nation from 1959 to 1961, are filed separately. Artwork by Porter includes a cartoon created for the Harvard Lampoon. Articles about Porter include reviews, profiles, and obituaries.
Exhibition catalogs and posters are present for Porter's individual and group exhibitions. A file of items found in Porter's studio at the time of his death consist mostly of photographs and illustrations clipped from newspapers and reproductions of works of art.
Poetry publications include chapbooks, journals, and books. Volumes containing poems by the Fairfield and/or Anne Porter are filed at the beginning. Poetry publications include the magazine Poetry, Locus Solus I, two issues of Semi-Colon, four issues of John Wheelwright's Poems for Two Bits and Poems for a Dime series, which were illustrated by Porter, and James Schuyler's anthologies 49 South and Broadway 2. An issue of the journal Parenthèse with an obituary of Porter by John Bernard Myers is filed with clippings about Porter. Copies of the prints Porter made for the Wheelwright publications can be found in the Artwork series.
Subject files include pamphlets, newsletters, and brochures related to nuclear energy, an issue with which Porter was involved, and Subud, a spiritual practice Porter followed. Printed miscellany includes a teaching guide for a slide program of Porter's paintings created by the Parrish Art Museum.
Portions of this series have not been digitized.
Description Container Select
Books
(not scanned; see also Poetry Publications)
School of New York: Some Younger Artists, 1959
4
40
Thomas Eakins, 1959
4
41
Book Covers with Art by Porter, 1972-1974
(not scanned; see also Poetry Publications, John Wheelwright chapbooks)
4
42
Clippings
Reviews by Porter, 1959-1982, undated
(2 folders)
4
43-44
Artwork by Porter, circa 1927, 1957
4
45
Articles about Porter, 1955, 1968-1976
(2 folders)
4
46-47
Articles about Porter, 1971, 1981
5
1
Articles about Porter, 1983, 1991
5
2
Articles about Porter, 1955-1978
5
3
Articles about Porter, 1980s
5
4
Articles about Porter, 1980s
5
5
Articles about Porter, 1980s
5
6
Articles about Porter, 1990s
5
7
Articles about Porter, undated
5
8
Articles about Porter (Photocopies), circa 1980s
5
9
Articles about Porter (Photocopies), 1980s-1992
5
10
Articles about Porter (Photocopies), 1980-1987
5
11
Reviews of Anne Porter's Poetry, 1994-1995
5
12
Miscellaneous Clippings, 1967-1977, undated
5
13
Exhibition Catalogs, 1960-2001, undated
5
14-24
Exhibition Posters, 1975-1977, undated
(not scanned; see Box 11, OV)
5
25
Items Found in Studio, 1941-1971, undated
(not scanned; see also Box 11, OV)
5
26
Navy Blueprints, 1943
(not scanned)
5
27
Poetry Publications
(not scanned)
Fairfield Porter's Collected Poems, 1985
5
28
Other Fairfield Porter Publications, 1955, undated
5
29
Anne Channing Porter, 1934-1982
(3 folders)
5
30-32
Anne and Fairfield Porter, 1953-1989
(3 folders)
6
1-3
John Wheelwright Chapbooks Illustrated by Fairfield Porter, 1936-1937
6
4
Kenneth Koch and Frank O'Hara, undated
6
5
John Koethe, 1973
6
6
Katherine Porter, 1986
6
7
Groundwater Press Chapbooks, 1989
6
8
Subject Files
(not scanned)
Nuclear Energy, 1964-1975, undated
(5 folders)
6
9-13
Subud, 1957-1960
(2 folders)
6
14-15
Printed Miscellany, 1980-1990, undated
(not scanned)
6
16
Oversized Exhibition Posters
(see Box 5, folder 25)
11 (OV)
Oversized Items Found in Studio
(See Box 5, folder 26)
11 (OV)

Make a Request

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