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Institute of Contemporary Arts records, 1927-circa 1985, bulk 1947-1967

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Series 1: Correspondence , 1937, 1944-1980
2.7 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3

This series is arranged as 2 subseries.
  • 1.1 Alphabetical, 1945-1969, circa 1975-1978
  • 1.2 Chronological, 1937, 1944-1980
1.1: Alphabetical, 1945-1969, circa 1975-1978
The incoming and outgoing correspondence is a mix of professional and personal in nature, the bulk of which dates from 1945-1965. Correspondence is often regarding organizing exhibitions and arranging visits to D.C., the school, administrative affairs, Richman's poetry, and his work at "New Republic." Correspondents are mostly artists, writers, friends, colleagues, collaborating organizations, benefactors, dignitaries and others. Of interest is correspondence with Alexander Giampietro, Naum Gabo, Erick Hawkins, Duncan Phillips, and Hans Richter.
Description Container
A, Miscellaneous, 1951-1963
1
1
B, Miscellaneous, 1946-1965
1
2-3
C, Miscellaneous, 1947-1965
1
4
D, Miscellaneous, 1945-1960
1
5
E, Miscellaneous, 1949-1965
1
6
F, Miscellaneous, 1945-1955, 1962-1965
1
7
G, Miscellaneous, 1961-1969, 1946-1957, 1976-1977
1
8
H, Miscellaneous, 1946-1965
1
9
Holiday Cards, circa 1950-1951
1
10
I-J, Miscellaneous, 1947-1964
1
11
Invitations, Diplomats, 1960s
1
12
Invitations, President Kennedy and President Johnson, 1961-1965
1
13
Johnson, President Lyndon and Lady Bird , 1963-1965
1
14
K-L, Miscellaneous, 1977, 1947-1966
1
15
M, Miscellaneous, 1945-1965
1
16
N, Miscellaneous, 1951-1966
1
17
O-P, Miscellaneous, 1947-1965
1
18
Q-R, Miscellaneous, circa 1975, 1945-1965
1
19
Richman, Robert, European Trip, 1964, 1962
1
20-23
Richman, Robert, European Trip, 1964-1965, 1958
2
1-2
S, Miscellaneous, 1976-1978, 1948-1966
2
3
T-V, Miscellaneous, 1947-1965
2
4
W, Miscellaneous, 1948-1965
2
5
X-Z, Miscellaneous, circa 1954-1956
2
6
1.2: Chronological, 1937, 1944-1980
Found is incoming and outgoing correspondence related to the school and ICA's programming, including correspondence with teachers, the Veteran's Administration, board members, and artists regarding arrangements for exhibitions and guest lectures. Of interest is limited correspondence from Joseph and Anni Albers, Alfred Barr, e.e. cummings, Walter Gropius, Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy, and William Carlos Williams. Draft letters, notes, meeting notes, contracts and financial records are scattered throughout. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1948-1955.
Description Container
Chronological, 1937
2
7
Chronological, 1944-1945
2
8
Chronological, 1946
2
9
Chronological, 1947
2
10
Chronological, 1948
2
11-12
Chronological, 1949
2
13-14
Chronological [Summer 1949], 1947-1953
2
15
Chronological, 1949-1951
2
16
Chronological, 1950, 1946
2
17-20
Chronological, 1951
2
21-23
Chronological, 1952
2
24
Chronological, 1952-1953
2
25
Chronological, 1953
2
26
Chronological, 1954-1955
3
1-2
Chronological (1954), 1953-1955
3
3-4
Chronological (1955), 1950-1957
3
5-7
Chronological, 1957-1959
3
8
Chronological, 1960
3
9
Chronological, 1961
3
10
Chronological, 1962
3
11-12
Chronological, 1963
3
13-14
Chronological, 1964
3
15
Chronological, 1965
3
16
Chronological, 1966
3
17-18
Chronological, 1966-1968
3
19-20
Chronological, 1967
3
21
Chronological, 1968
3
22
Chronological, 1965, 1969
3
23-24
Chronological, 1970-1977, 1980
3
25

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