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Josef Albers papers, 1929-1970

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 4 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1957-1970
3 folders
Box 1

Biographical material consists of a curriculum vitae, bibliographic lists, a transcript of a radio interview, and a photocopy of a letter from Eugene W. Leake of the Maryland Institute.
Biographical materials are arranged by material type.
The series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Curriculum Vitae and Bibliography, 1966-1970
1
1
Interview Transcript, 1957
1
2
Letter from Eugene W. Leake, 1967
1
3

Series 2: Writings and Lecture , 1936-1967
5 folders
Box 1

Writings consist of photocopies of writings by Josef Albers and about Albers by others. There is also a recording on 1 sound tape reel of Albers delivering a lecture at Yale University.
Writings are arranged chronologically.
The series has been scanned in its entirety and the sound recording has been digitized for research access.
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Writings by Josef Albers, circa 1936-1966
1
4
Albers Delivering a Lecture at Yale University, circa 1962
1 sound tape reel
Duration 1 hour, 17 minutes
1
5
Photocopy of Typescript, "Josef Albers" by Hans Jean Arp, circa 1962
1
6
Typescript, "Joseph Albers' Homage to the Square" by Juan Acha, 1964
1
7
Typescript, "Reflexions sur les Graphismes de Josef Albers" by Robert Le Ricolais, 1967
1
8

Series 3: Printed Material , 1929-1969
1.3 linear feet
Boxes 1-3

Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Josef Albers, exhibition catalogs for Anni Albers, press releases, publications and books by and about Albers, and miscellaneous brochures.
Printed materials are arranged by material type and chronologically.
The series has been partially scanned. Duplicates, blank versoes, and blank pages have not been scanned. In some cases, printed materials have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
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Clippings, circa 1940-1955
1
9
Clippings, 1934-1935
1
10
Clippings, 1940-1946
1
11
Clippings, 1956
Oversized material housed in Box 3
1
12
Clippings, 1958
Oversized material housed in Box 3
1
13
Clippings, 1958
Oversized material housed in Box 3
1
14
Clippings, 1959
Oversized material housed in Box 3
1
15
Clippings, circa 1960
Oversized material housed in Box 3
1
16
Clippings, 1960
1
17
Clippings, 1962
1
18
Clippings, 1963
1
19
Clippings, 1964
1
20
Clippings, 1965
Oversized material housed in Box 3
1
21
Clippings, 1965
Oversized material housed in Box 3
1
22
Clippings, 1966
1
23
Clippings, 1967
1
24
Clippings, 1968
Oversized material housed in Box 3
1
25
Clippings, 1968
Oversized material housed in Box 3
1
26
Clippings, 1969
1
27
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1929-circa 1953
1
28
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1957
1
29
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1958-1959
1
30
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1960
1
31
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1961
1
32
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1962
1
33
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1962
1
34
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1963
1
35
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1963
1
36
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1963
1
37
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1964
1
38
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1964
1
39
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1964
1
40
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1964
1
41
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1965
1
42
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1965
1
43
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1966
1
44
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1966
1
45
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1967
1
46
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1967
1
47
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1968
1
48
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1968
1
49
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1968
1
50
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1968
1
51
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1969
2
1
Exhibition Catalogs for Anni Albers, 1959-1962
2
2
Press Releases, 1964-1969
2
3
Poetry Publication Origin 8, 1968
2
4
Book, Josef Albers: Poems and Drawings by Josef Albers, 1958
2
5
Book, Graphic Tectonic by Josef Albers, 1968
2
6
Book, Embossed Linear Constructions by Josef Albers, 1969
2
7
Book, American Abstract Artists, 1936-1966 edited by the American Abstract Artists, 1966
2
8
Brochures for Art Work by Josef Albers, circa 1969
2
9
Miscellaneous Brochures, circa 1959
2
10
Oversized Clippings scanned with Box 1, Folders 12-16, 21-22, and 25-26, 1956-1968
3
1
Oversized Book scanned with Box 2, Folder 6, 1968
3
2

Series 4: Photographs , circa 1968
1 folder
Box 2

Photographs are of Josef Albers pin registering one of his prints with Tamarind artisan Ken Tyler.
The series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Photographs of Albers and Ken Tyler, circa 1968
2
11

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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