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Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975, bulk 1940-1969

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Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34 , 1916-1969
0.4 Linear feet
Box 1, Reel N70-34

Found here are biographical data; teaching and lecture notes and data compiled by Criss for courses he taught at several New York art schools, including the New School and the School of Visual Arts. Topics include particular styles of teaching and his personal philosophy on art; general correspondence with museums and magazines; correspondence with Cornell University, the Henry McCarter Estate, and Theodore L. Shaw; exhibition announcements and catalogs; exhibition files and photographs for the Philadelphia Art Alliance exhibition in 1953 and the Visual Arts Gallery Retrospective in 1966; a record of paintings, murals, and projects; personal photographs and photographs of works of art; reproductions of Criss' commercial work for Abbott Laboratories and others; and clippings. The folders have been arranged in the order as they were filmed in 1970. Materials on microfilm only appear as See or See Also references.
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Biographical Data and Memorabilia, 1939-1945, 1969
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1
Education Notes, undated
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2
Learning to See Notes, 1936, undated
1
3
Character Analysis, Philosophy of Art Notes, 1960, 1966, undated
1
4
Education Notes (See Reel N70-34), undated
1
Learning to See Notes, undated
1
5
General Business and Personal Correspondence, 1937-1965, undated
1
6
Cornell University Correspondence, 1941
1
7
Henry McCarter Estate Correspondence, 1943-1944
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8
Theodore L. Shaw Correspondence(includes Today's Art Gallery and Stuart Art Gallery), 1944-1946, undated
1
9
Notes (See Reel N70-34), undated
1
Teaching Data (notes and letters), 1945-1949, 1956, 1965, undated
1
10
Exhibition Data, Catalogs, Announcements, and Lists (See Reel N70-34), 1933-1969
1
Philadelphia Art Alliance Exhibition File, 1952-1954, undated
1
11
Visual Arts Gallery Retrospective (1966) Exhibition File(See Also Reel N70-34), 1966, undated
1
12
Record of Paintings, Murals, Projects, 1931-1939, undated
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13
Photographs of Works of Art (See Also Reel N70-34), 1941-1946, undated
(4 folders)
1
Personal Photographs, Snapshots, Group Photos, circa 1920-1966
1
14-15
Photographs of U.S. Government, Army Medical Corps Works of Art, circa 1942-1945
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16
Photographs, Francis Criss Retrospective, Visual Arts Gallery (See Reel N70-34), 1966
1
Printed Material, Reproductions of Works, Abbott Laboratories, undated
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17
Photographs and Reproductions of Commercial Work, undated
1
8
Clippings and Scrapbook (See Reel N70-34), 1916, 1931-1954, 1967
1

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