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Hugo Gellert papers, 1916-1986

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Series 3: Writings , 1916-1970
0.7 Linear feet
Box 2

This series includes essays, short stories, notes, lists, notebooks, and a play. Most writings are by Hugo Gellert. Articles and stories by other authors, particularly Hungarian are also found.
Gellert's writings include two full-length typescripts, for Baron Munchausen, His Famous 'Mein Kampf', and Comrade Gulliver, An Illustrated Account of Travel into that Strange Country the United States of America. Other prose writings by Gellert include brief essays on a wide array of historical, political, and biographical topics, as well as writings related to exhibitions. Most of these writings are untitled, but examples of titles that are present include "Siqueiros in Jail," "War," The Role of the Communist Artist," and "Charles White, His Portfolio." Prose writings in the Hungarian language are filed separately.
Proposals and applications consist mainly of biographical information about Gellert and one page of an application for Robert Gwathmey. Notes include lists of names, agendas, supplies, recipes for art media, and expenses. Some of the notes are in Hungarian, and scattered notes in handwriting other than Gellert's are also found. Sketches are common throughout the notes. Notebooks contain contacts, appointments, writings, sketches, and other records.
Writings by other authors include articles in English and stories in Hungarian by various authors, filed alphabetically by author. These writings are typically typescripts, and include seven stories by the Hungarian realist writer Zsigmond Móricz. The unsigned typescripts filed at the end of the series may or may not be by Hugo Gellert.
Additional writings are found in the Organizational Records and Artwork series, including an autobiographical essay in a 1950 sketchbook.
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Writings by Hugo Gellert
Baron Munchausen: His Famous Tale 'Mein Kampf', circa 1930-1939
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19
Comrade Gulliver: An Illustrated Account of Travel into that Strange Country, the USA, 1935
2
20
Comrade Gulliver: An Illustrated Account of Travel into that Strange Country, the USA, 1935
2
21
Prose Writings in English, circa 1930-1970
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22
Prose Writings in English, circa 1930-1970
2
23
Prose Writings in English, circa 1930-1970
2
24
Prose Writings in English, circa 1930-1970
2
25
Prose Writings in English, circa 1930-1970
2
26
Prose Writings in Hungarian, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 8
2
27
Prose Writings in Hungarian, undated
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28
Prose Writings in Hungarian, undated
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29
Prose Writings in Hungarian, undated
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30
Proposals and Applications, circa 1936-1953
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31
Lists of Artwork, circa 1930-1960
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32
Notes, circa 1930-1969
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33
Notes, circa 1930-1969
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Notes, circa 1930-1969
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Notes, circa 1930-1969
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Notes, circa 1930-1969
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Notes, circa 1930-1969
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Notes, circa 1930-1969
Oversized material housed in Box 8
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39
Notes, circa 1930-1969
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Notes, circa 1930-1969
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Notes, circa 1930-1969
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Notebook, circa 1941
Contains sketches
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43
Notebook, circa 1949
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Notebook, circa 1955
Contains sketches
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45
Writings by Others
Articles, circa 1962, 1970, undated
Box 2, folders 46-47 include "Jo Davidson" by Van Wyck Brooks, "China Report" by John Chen, an article on the sentence of David Alfaro Siqueiros and Filomeno Mata by Victor Rico Galan, "Second Culture" by Gaylord C. LeRoy, "The Ballad of Gheorghe Doja" by Constantin Palade, and "Facts on New York Labor" by Victor Perlo
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46
Articles, circa 1962, 1970, undated
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47
Stories in Hungarian, 1916, undated
Authors include Jenö Heltai, Zsigmond Móricz, and István Tömörkény (Box 2, Folders 48-50)
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Stories in Hungarian, 1916, undated
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49
Stories in Hungarian, 1916, undated
2
50
Unsigned Typescripts
Prose Writings in English, undated
Includes "Chalcography in Hungary," "Political Indifference - Political Death," and untitled essays on the federal art program, artist Robert Minor, and fragments of an essay on the John Reed Club
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51
Prose Writings in Hungarian, undated
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52
Untitled Three-Act Play in English, circa 1930-1939
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53
Oversized Writings
Oversized material digitized with Box 2, Folders 27 and 39
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