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

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Series 2: Artists' Files , 1943-1967, 1970-1979
4.9 Linear feet
Boxes 3-8

Artists' Files contains mostly incoming and outgoing correspondence with artists, authors, poets, musicians, composers, choreographers, and others, regarding arrangements of ICA-sponsored performances, lectures, and visiting professorships. Also found are biographies, exhibition printed materials, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings and scattered portrait photographs. Of interest are files on Nadia Boulanger, Aaron Copeland, e.e. cummings, T.S. Eliot, and Aldous Huxley, as well as lecture tour files for Wojciech Fangor, Nadine Gordimer, Robert Graves, Janheinz Jahn, Kathleen Raine, and Sir Herbert Read. The bulk of the materials date from 1943-mid-1960s.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by artist's last name.
Description Container Select
Albers, Joseph and Anni, 1951
3
26
Auden, W.H., 1946-1954
3
27
Barker, George, IEP Lecture Tour, 1958-1959
3
28-32
Bartra, Agusti, Lecture Tour, 1961-1963
3
33-35
Bayer, Herbert, 1956-1958
4
1
Beckett, Samuel, 1962
4
2
Beer, Abraham, 1956-1961
4
3-5
Bellow, Saul, 1954-1966
4
6
Ben-Haim, Paul, 1959
4
7
Bentley, Eric, circa 1947-1958
4
8-9
Berlin, Isaiah, 1954-1960
4
10
Bernstein, Leonard, 1958-1960
4
11
Berryman, John, 1955-1956
4
12
Betjeman, John, 1957
4
13
Bich, Nguyen Ngoc, 1967
4
14
Biddle, George, 1957
4
15
Bihalji-Merin, Otto, 1960-1961
4
16
Blackmur, Richard, 1949-1950, 1956-1961
4
17
Bogan, Louise, 1949-1950, 1955-1958
4
18
Bonnefoy, Yves, 1959-1960
4
19
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1962-1964
4
20
Bosquet, Alain, 1958-1961
4
21
Boulanger, Nadia, 1956-1965
4
22-27
Bowen, Elizabeth, 1953-1961
4
28
Bowers, Faubion, 1959-1962
4
29
Britten, Benjamin, 1963
4
30
Brogan, Denis, 1957-1964
4
31
Brower, Reuben, 1960
4
32
Brun, Herbert, 1962
4
33
Buber, Martin, 1957-1958
4
34
Butler, Reginald, 1955-1958
4
35
Cahill, James, 1958-1961
4
36
Calder, Alexander, 1957, 1964, circa 1949-1951
4
37
Campbell, Joseph, 1958
4
38
Camus, Albert, 1958-1959
4
39
Candela, Felix, 1959-1960
4
40
Capote, Truman, 1954-1962
4
41
Carter, Elliott, 1959-1964
4
42
Cary, Joyce, 1953-1956
4
43
Char, René, 1956
4
44
Chavez, Carlos, 1956-1957
4
45
Cheever, John, 1964-1965
4
46
Chen, Chi-Ying, 1962
5
1
Ciardi, John, 1961
5
2
Clark, Kenneth, Sir, 1953-1959
5
3
Cocteau, Jean, 1962-1963
5
4
Coleman, Elliott, 1957-1963
5
5
Colum, Padraic, 1961-1962
5
6
Conquest, Robert, 1959-1960
5
7
Conrad, Doda, 1964
5
8
Cooke, Alistair, 1957
5
9
Cooper, Douglas, 1959-1960
5
10
Copeland, Aaron, 1955-1961, 1946
5
11
Cravo, Mario, 1962-1965
5
12-13
Creeley, Robert, 1961-1965
5
14
Crosby, John, 1962
5
15
Cummings, E.E., 1950-1962
5
16
Cunningham, Merce, 1962-1963
5
17
Curnow, Allen, Lecture Tour, 1960-1966, 1950
5
18-19
Daiches, David, 1954-1960
5
20
Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1959-1961
5
21
D'Arcy, Martin, 1957-1963
5
22
Datta, Rajeshwari, 1962-1963
5
23
Day-Lewis, C., Lecture Tour, 1956-1961
5
24
Dineson, Isak, Lecture Tour, circa 1958-1959
5
25-26
Doderer, Heimito von, 1961-1962, 1950s
5
27
Dorfles, Gillo, 1955-1956
5
28
Dos Passos, John, 1961-1964
5
29
Douglas, William O., Justice, 1954-1964
5
30
Doxiadis, C.A., 1959-1964
5
31
Duchamp, Marcel, 1957-1958
5
32
Dugan, Alan, 1962
5
33
Duncan, Robert, 1961-1962, 1967
5
34
Durrell, Lawrence, 1960-1963
5
35
Dutilleux, Henri, 1959-1965
5
36
Eames, Charles, 1956-1967
5
37
Eberhart, Richard, 1950-1964
5
38
Edmunds, John, 1960
5
39
Ede, H.S., 1949-1960, undated
5
40-42
Eliade, Mircea, 1956-1965
6
1
Eliot, T.S., 1946-1963
6
2
Ellison, Ralph, 1966
6
3
Emmanuel, Pierre, Lecture Tour, 1957-1960
6
4
Engle, Paul, 1955-1965
6
5
Evans, Walker, 1964
6
6
Fagg, William, 1964
6
7
Fangor, Wojciech, Lecture Tour, 1961-1963
6
8-10
Farleigh, John, 1951-1952
6
11
Faulkner, William, 1955-1960
6
12
Forster, E.M., 1947
6
13
Fowlie, Wallace, 1959-1961
6
14
Frank, Joseph, 1955-1956
6
15
Friar, Kimon, 1959-1964
6
16
Frith, Clifford, 1960
6
17
Fromm, Erich, 1958
6
18
Frost, Robert, 1952-1963
6
19
Fry, Christopher, 1956-1958
6
20
Fukuzawa, Ichiro, 1964-1965
6
21
Fuller, Albert, 1956-1961
6
22
Fuller, Buckminster, 1961-1964
6
23
Gordimer, Nadine, Lecture Tour, 1960-1961
6
24-26
Graham, Martha, 1966, 1959-1963
6
27
Graves, Robert, Lecture Tour, 1956-1963
6
28-31
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1960-1961
6
32
Huxley, Aldous, 1952-1963
6
33
Jahn, Janheinz, Lecture Tour, 1963-1964
6
34
Jahn, Janheinz, Lecture Tour, 1964
7
1-2
Krige, Uys, 1959
7
3
Leach, Bernard, 1949-1960, 1970-1979
7
4
Lehmann, Rosamond, 1956-1958
7
5-7
Lippmann, Walter, 1963, 1954-1955
7
8
Lowell, Robert, 1955
7
9
Maciver, Loren, 1961
7
10
MacLeish, Archibald, 1953
7
11
Madariaga, Salvador de, Lecture Tour, 1956-1961
7
12-13
Man Ray, 1949
7
14
Miró, Joán, 1947
7
15
Moore, Marianne, 1949-1954
7
16
Mumford, Lewis, 1948-1954, 1963
7
17
Nin, Anaïs, circa 1948
7
18
Paz, Octavio, Lecture Tour, 1959-1961
7
19-20
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1953
7
21
Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli, 1963
7
22
Raine, Kathleen, 1952, undated
7
23
Raine, Kathleen, Lecture Tour, 1956-1962
7
24-26
Ransome, John Crowe, 1947-1957
7
27
Read, Herbert, Sir, Lecture Tour, 1948-1960
7
28-30
Read, Herbert, Sir, Lecture Tour, 1959-1964
8
1-2
Read, John, Lecture Tour, 1958-1963
8
3-4
Schwartz, Delmore, 1953-1955, 1947
8
5
Seferis, George, 1964-1965
8
6
Shankar, Ravi, circa 1961
8
7
Snow, C.P., Lord, 1978, 1955-1967
8
8
Snyder, Robert, 1965
8
9
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1949-1954
8
10
Tate, Allen, 1946-1951
8
11
Thomas, Dylan (and Edith Sitwell), 1953, undated
8
12
Toynbee, Arnold, 1960-1963, 1948
8
13
Wain, John, Lecture Tour, 1958-1959
8
14
Williams, William Carlos, 1949
8
15
Wilson, Colin, Lecture Tour, 1960-1964
8
16-18
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1943-1949
8
19
Unidentified Artists, 1954, undated
8
20
Various American Painters, Biographical Information, circa 1964
8
21
Various Latin American Artists, 1961-1965
8
22

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