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John Vassos papers, 1915-1989

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Series 3: Writings and Writing Projects , circa 1929-1989
1 Linear foot
Boxes 3-4, OV20

Writings and writing projects include: handwritten and typed drafts of articles and essays; contracts and publishing agreements; drafts of book manuscripts and John Vassos' autobiography; sketched mock-ups of article and book layouts; play scripts; and scattered correspondence and notes. Also included are play scripts by Ruth Vassos, articles and essays by others about John Vassos, and several writings by others. Notable books by John Vassos include Contempo, Humanities, Phobia, and Ultimo among others.
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Articles and Essays, circa 1930-circa 1970s
3
15-17
Article, "Field Trials Are Fun", circa 1930-circa 1970s
Includes drafts and mock-up of layout with photographs.
3
18
Books and Book Projects
Autobiography, Handwritten Draft, 1974
3
19
Autobiography, Drafts and Manuscripts, circa 1974
3
20
Autobiography, Mock-Ups of Layout, circa 1974
3
21
Autobiography, Notes and Correspondence, circa 1974
3
22
Beatrice the Ballerina, Correspondence, 1942
3
23
Beatrice the Ballerina, Contracts and Cover, 1942
3
24
Beatrice the Ballerina, Illustration Sketches and Drafts, circa 1940s
3
25-26
Beatrice the Ballerina, Illustrated Page Drafts, circa 1942
3
27-28
Booby the Bear, Illustrated Draft and Final Book, circa 1943
3
29
Contempo, Book and Illustration Prints, circa 1929
3
30
Dogs Are Like That, Manuscript Draft, circa 1941
3
31
Books and Book Projects
Humanities, Drafts and Layout, circa 1930s-circa 1935
Three oversized uncut book prints housed in OV20.
4
1-3
John Vassos: Contempo, Phobia and Other Graphic Interpretations, Correspondence and Forward Manuscript Drafts, 1976
4
4
John Vassos: Contempo, Phobia and Other Graphic Interpretations, Finished Book, 1976
4
5
Phobia, Correspondence and Drafts, circa 1930s
4
6-10
Synthesis Number 1: Poems by Dorothy Randolph Byard, Interpretted by John Vassos, 1937, 1988
4
11
Ultimo, Drafts and Illustrations, circa 1930s
4
12
Unidentified, Drafts and Illustrations, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
4
13
Exhibition and Publication Proposal, The American Style in Music and Painting, 1965-1969
4
14
Lecture at Syracuse University, March 6, 1973
4
15
Play Scripts by John Vassos, Drafts, circa 1941
4
16
Writings by Others About John Vassos, circa 1930s-1989
4
17-18
Play Script Drafts by Ruth Vassos, circa 1930s-circa 1941
4
19
Writings by Others, circa 1945-1949
4
20-21
Oversized Books and Book Projects, Humanities, Drafts and Layout from Box 4, Folder 1, circa 1930s-circa 1935
OV20

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