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Series 3 | A Finding Aid to the Guy Pène du Bois papers, circa 1900-1963

Guy Pène du Bois papers, circa 1900-1963

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Series 3:Writings, circa 1900-1954
1.1 linear feet
Box 1-4

Writings include book drafts of Pène Du Bois' autobiography, Artists Say the Silliest Things, 2 bound journals dating from 1913-1955, journal entries, 35 essays on various art related topics, 8 short stories, and various writing fragments and notes. The journal entries are primarily writing exercises in essay style and cover diverse topics of fashion, character studies, art history, and current events.
Materials are arranged by document type.
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Book, Artists Say the Silliest Things, Part One, circa 1930-1940
1
45-46
Book, Artists Say the Silliest Things, Part One (copy 1, incomplete), circa 1930-1940
1
47
Book, Artists Say the Silliest Things, Part One (fragments), circa 1930-1940
1
48
Book, Artists Say the Silliest Things, Part One (handwritten draft, incomplete), circa 1930-1940
1
49
Book, Artists Say the Silliest Things, Part Two, circa 1930-1940
1
50-51
Book, Artists Say the Silliest Things, Part Two (copy 1), circa 1930-1940
1
52
Book, Artists Say the Silliest Things, Part Two (copy 2, incomplete), circa 1930-1940
1
53
Book, Artists Say the Silliest Things, Part Two (handwritten draft), circa 1930-1940
1
54
Book, Untitled, Chapters 1-2, circa 1920-1954
1
55
Book Proposals, circa 1940-1954
1
56
Book Reviews, circa 1920-1954
1
57
Essay, "Apes and Angels in Art", circa 1930-1954
1
58
Essay, "Art and Decoration", circa 1930-1954
1
59
Essay, "Art and the Decline of the Bourgeoise", circa 1930-1954
1
60
Essay, "Art is Art and Life is Life", circa 1930-1954
1
61
Essay, "Children's Books", circa 1930-1954
1
62
Essay, "Classicism", circa 1930-1954
1
63
Essay, "Clothes and War and Art", circa 1930-1954
1
64
Essay, "Contrasts and Contemporaneous Art", circa 1930-1954
1
65
Essay, "Decoration", circa 1930-1954
1
66
Essay, "Eclectics", circa 1930-1954
1
67
Essay, "Disordered Notes of an Ex Art Critic", circa 1930-1954
1
68
Essay, "Essay Written for an American", circa 1930-1954
2
1
Essay, "Eyes are Windows", circa 1930-1954
2
2
Essay, "Forbears of the Fashionable Linguists", circa 1930-1954
2
3
Essay, "High Art and Hillbillies", circa 1930-1954
2
4
Essay, "Holley and the Square", circa 1930-1954
2
5
Essay, "Note on Fashion", circa 1930-1954
2
6
Essay, "Note on Modern Art", circa 1930-1954
2
7
Essay, "Note on Statues", circa 1930-1954
2
8
Essay, "Note on the American Scene Painting", circa 1930-1954
2
9
Essay, "On the Satirist", circa 1930-1954
2
10
Essay, On Artists and World Affairs, circa 1930-1954
2
11
Essay, On Children's Book Fair, circa 1930-1954
2
12
Essay, On Denys Wortman, circa 1930-1954
2
13
Essay, On French Modernism, circa 1930-1954
2
14
Essay, On Intellectualism, circa 1930-1954
2
15
Essay, On Seeing Art, circa 1930-1954
2
16
Essay, On Space, circa 1930-1954
2
17
Essay, On Style and Fashion, circa 1930-1954
2
18
Essay, "Realism", circa 1930-1954
2
19
Essay, "Romanticism", circa 1930-1954
2
20
Essay, "Seeing Could Be Believing", circa 1930-1954
2
21
Essay, "Seeing in Its Relation to the Visual Arts", circa 1930-1954
2
22
Essay, "Turnabout in Art", circa 1930-1954
2
23
Essay, "War and Art", circa 1930-1954
2
24
Journal Entries, 1949-1953
2
25
Journal, 1913-1925
4
1
Journal, 1926-1955
4
2
Stories, "1907 New York," "Question of Bravery," "Sailors," "The Square", circa 1930-1954
2
26
Story, "Final Flourish", circa 1930-1954
2
27
Story, "Over-Lord", circa 1930-1954
2
28
Story, "Staten Island", circa 1920-1954
2
29
Story, "Wild Horses in Harlem", circa 1930-1954
2
30
Fragments, Handwritten, circa 1920-1954
2
31-32
Fragments, Typescripts, circa 1920-1954
3
1-2
Fragments, Introductions, circa 1920-1954
3
3
Fragments, Stories, circa 1920-1954
3
4
Notes, circa 1920-1954
3
5
"Letters of Frederick von Elder," by Unknown Author, circa 1920-1954
3
6
"Moral Freedom--Natural Law," by W.W. Sherman, circa 1920-1954
3
7

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