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Karl Knaths papers, 1890-1973, bulk 1922-1971

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Series 3: Writings , 1916-1968, 1890
2 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3, 8, OV 14, OV 19

Writings include three personal diaries of Knaths, notes on theoretical color and compositional approaches to painting, and essays on art written by Knaths and others. There is also one diary written by F. A. Mehler in 1890.
The series is arranged as 4 subseries.
  • 3.1: Diaries, 1890, 1916-1948
  • 3.2: Notebooks and Notes, circa 1920s-1940s
  • 3.3: Karl Knatsh, 1938-circa 1950s
  • 3.4: Others, circa 1920s-1950s
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
3.1: Diaries, 1916-1948, 1890
Diaries include three of Knaths's personal diaries labeled Allentown, Pennsylvania (1916-1918), European Travel (1919), and Provincetown, Massachusetts (1948). Also included is a diary written by F.A. Mehler in 1890.
Description Container
Diary, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1916-1918
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33
Diary, European Travel, 1919
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34
Diary, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1948
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35
Diary, F.A. Mehler, 1890
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36
3.2: Notebooks and Notes, circa 1920s-1940s
Notebooks and notes include lecture notes from classes that Knaths both attended and taught; 22 notebooks that explore his interest in articulating color classificatons, compositional theories of painting, and the potential intersections between music, space, and color theory; and loose notes on various artists, projects, and facets of painting.
Description Container
"Book of Analysis", circa 1940s
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37
College Course Notes, circa 1940s
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38
College Course Notes, Art, 1944
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39
College Course Notes, Phillips Gallery/Bennington College, 1945
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40
College Course Notes, Latin, circa 1920s-1940s
1
41
Lecture, Class Notes, 1943-1945
Oversized material housed in Box 8, F2
1
42
Lecture, Notes on "Trends in Modern Painting", circa 1940s
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43
Notebooks on Facets of Painting, #1-2, circa 1920s-1940s
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44
Notebooks on Facets of Painting, #3-4, circa 1920s-1940s
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45
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #5, circa 1920s-1940s
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46
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #6, circa 1920s-1940s
1
47
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #7, circa 1920s-1940s
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48
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #8, circa 1920s-1940s
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Notebook on Facets of Painting, #9, circa 1920s-1940s
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Notebook on Facets of Painting, #10, circa 1920s-1940s
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51
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #11, circa 1920s-1940s
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1
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #12, circa 1920s-1940s
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2
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #13, circa 1920s-1940s
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3
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #14, circa 1920s-1940s
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4
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #15, circa 1920s-1940s
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5
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #16, circa 1920s-1940s
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6
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #17, circa 1920s-1940s
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7
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #18, circa 1920s-1940s
Oversized material housed in Box 8, F3
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8
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #19, circa 1920s-1940s
2
9
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #20, circa 1920s-1940s
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10
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #21, circa 1920s-1940s
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11
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #22, circa 1920s-1940s
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12
Notes on Art History, circa 1920s-1940s
2
13
Notes on Art Projects, circa 1940s
2
14
Notes on Artists, circa 1920s-1940s
Oversized material housed in Box 8, F4
2
15
Notes on Color Scales, circa 1920s-1940s
2
16
Notes on Facets of Painting, circa 1920s-1940s
2
17
Notes on Lines and Angles, circa 1920s
Oversized material housed in OV 19
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18
Notes on Shapes, circa 1920s
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19
Note Fragments, circa 1920s-1940s
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20
Note Fragments, circa 1920s-1940s
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21
Lecture, Class Notes, 1943-1945
Oversized material scanned with Box 1, F42
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2
Notebook on Facets of Painting, #18, circa 1920s-1940s
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F8
8
3
Notes on Artists, circa 1920s-1940s
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F15
8
4
Notes on Lines and Angles, circa 1920s
Oversized material scanned with Box 2, F18
OV 19
3.3: Karl Knaths, 1938-circa 1950s
Writings by Karl Knaths include a draft of his unpublished manuscript "Ornament and Glory," and several of his completed essays on art, including "Decorative Material" and "Pictorial Analysis."
Description Container
"Ornament and Glory" Draft, circa 1950s
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22
"Ornament and Glory" Draft, circa 1950s
Oversized material housed in OV 14
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23
"Artist and His Model", circa 1940s
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"Decorative Material", 1938
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"Decorative Material" Drafts, circa 1938
Oversized material housed in Box 8, F5 and OV 19
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"Decorative Material" and "Pictorial Analysis" Draft, circa 1940s
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"Pictorial Analysis", circa 1940s
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"Pictorial Expression", circa 1940s
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"Problem of the Painter", circa 1920s
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