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Series 8 | A Finding Aid to the Gyorgy Kepes papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1935-1985

Gyorgy Kepes papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1935-1985

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Series 8:Printed Material, circa 1922-1989
3.6 linear feet
Boxes 10-12, 28-29, OVs 35, 37, FCs 42-49

Printed material provides an extensive overview of Kepes's career and activities through news clippings and magazine and journal articles, catalogs, and announcements of exhibitions, lectures, symposia, and other printed matter.
Brochures for publications include those for Language of Vision and the Vision + Value series.
Clippings are from newspapers, magazines, and other publications. Many are about Kepes, including reviews of exhibitions and publications. Some files may also contain published writings by Kepes, or designs by him, such as a 1940 copy of Direction magazine with a back cover designed by Kepes.
Programs are for events such as school commencements and award ceremonies.
Exhibition announcements and catalogs provide a fairly comprehensive record of solo and group exhibitions in which Kepes was represented. Also found are scattered catalogs and announcements for exhibitions of Juliet Kepes. Lecture announcements and press releases are primarily for events in which Kepes was involved.
The series includes sound and motion picture film recordings of a CBS television series "The 21st Century." The recordings are not the final production copies but contain original material presumably filmed for the episode entitled "Art for Tomorrow." They appear to feature CAVS fellows Jack Burnham and Vassilakis Takis, and may also relate to some additional motion picture films found in Series 10.2.
Also found is a motion picture film reel that appears to be of an educational Italian television program "Operazione Cometa."
Records are arranged by type, and chronologically thereafter.
All sound recordings of "21st Century Art" have been digitized for research access.
DescriptionContainer
Blueprints and Plans, circa 1958-1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 29, Folder 1 and OV 37
10
3
Booklets, circa 1922-1984
10
4-6
Brochures, Miscellaneous, 1960-1974
10
7-8
Brochures for Museums/Galleries, 1942-1968
10
9
Brochures for Publications, 1941-1966
10
10
Brochures for Schools, circa 1941-circa 1971
10
11
Calendars of Events, circa 1941-1986
10
12
Clippings, circa 1935-1969
10
13-45
Clippings, 1970-1989
11
1-9
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Kepes, circa 1937-1987
Oversized material housed in OV 35
11
10-32
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Others, circa 1946-1985
Oversized material housed in Box 28, Folder 4
11
33-38
Lecture Announcements (mostly Kepes), circa 1939-1959
Oversized material housed in Box 28, Folder 4 and OV 37
11
39-40
Lecture Announcements (mostly Kepes), 1960-1981
12
1-3
Miscellaneous, circa 1951-circa 1975
Oversized material housed in Box 28, Folder 4
12
4-5
Press Releases, 1943-1986
12
6
Programs, 1940-1986
12
7
Sound Recordings and Motion Picture Film of CBS Television Series "The 21st Century"
Unedited Sound Recordings, 1968
6 sound tape reels
12
8-10
Motion Picture Films, 1968
2 film reels
16mm
1 sound track film reel
16mm
Labels include "electrical poles dancing, Takis, Art" and "Interview." Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 42-44.
12
11
Motion Picture Film, Reels 1, 2, and 3, 1968 November 25
1 film reel
16mm
1 sound track film reel
16mm
Labels read "Subject: Incredible Journey," and "Art Livesey." Majority of content is a man sitting at a desk. It ends with two men talking to each other and looking at books. Possibly footage for the 1969 episode "Art for Tomorrow." Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 45-46.
12
12
Motion Picture Film, Reels 4, 5, and 6, 1968 November 25
1 film reel
16mm
1 sound track film reel
16mm
Labels read "Interview Burnham and Landon Pix; Art-Livesey," and "MIT pix art Burnham/Takis." Content is similar to motion picture film of Reels 1, 2, and 3. Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 47-48.
12
13
"Operazione Cometa" di Mino E. Damato, circa 1960s
1 film reel
16mm
Possibly an educational film about comets in Italian. May be part of "Traveling Among the Stars," an Italian television show with Mino Damato. Film reel stored separately in film can numbered FC 49.
12
14
Reproductions of Artwork by Kepes, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
Oversized Reproductions of Artwork housed in Box 29, Folder 2
12
15-16
Reproductions of Artwork by Others, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 29, Folder 2
12
17-18
Oversized Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Others from Box 11, Folders 33-38
28
4
Oversized Lecture Announcements (mostly Kepes) from Box 11, Folders 39-40
28
4
Oversized Miscellaneous from Box 12, Folders 4-5
28
4
Oversized Blueprints and Plans from Box 10, Folder 3
29
1
Oversized Reproductions of Artwork by Kepes from Box 12, Folder 15-16
29
2
Oversized Reproductions of Artwork by Others from Box 12, Folder 17-18
29
2
Oversized Exhibition and Lecture Announcements from Boxes 11-12
OV 35
Oversized Exhibition and Lecture Announcements from Boxes 11-12
OV 37
Oversized Blueprints and Plans from Box 10, Folder 3
OV 37
Film Reel from Box 12, Folder 11
FC 42
Film Reel from Box 12, Folder 11
FC 43
Film Reel from Box 12, Folder 11
FC 44
Film Reel from Box 12, Folder 12
FC 45
Film Reel from Box 12, Folder 12
FC 46
Film Reel from Box 12, Folder 13
FC 47
Film Reel from Box 12, Folder 13
FC 48
Film Reel from Box 12, Folder 14
FC 49

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