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Series 1: Lillian Kiesler papers , circa 1910s-2003
(Box 1-39, 47-52, OV 53-55; 41.1 linear feet, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 1 documents Lillian Kiesler's personal life and professional career as an artist, actor, teacher, arts benefactor and promoter of Frederick Kiesler's legacy. Biographical material (Subseries 1.1) includes diaries, address books, calendars and appointment books, mailing lists, guest lists, identification, medical records, obituaries, and personal writings by Lillian Kiesler and others. Lillian Kiesler's correspondence (Subseries 1.2) is extensive and primarily personal in nature, including letters and greeting cards from Etel Adnan, Alcopley, Fritz Bultman, Steve Buscemi, Mike Diamond, Burgoyne Diller, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Piero Dorazio, Jean Dubuffet, Jay Gottlieb, Erick Hawkins, Burgess Meredith, Henry Miller, James Purdy, and Herrel Thomas. There is some business correspondence with museums, galleries, and foundations, including John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation.
Legal and financial files (Subseries 1.3) are related to Lillian Kiesler's estate and finances such as burial plans and her will. Teaching files (Subseries 1.4) include teaching plans and reference materials, essays, pamphlets, class lists, correspondence from schools, student artwork and essay assignments, notebooks, writings on teaching, and a book of weaving samples. Also included are writings about teaching art and lesson plans by New York University professor Chandler Montgomery.
Exhibition and performance files (Subseries 1.5) contain correspondence, photographs, artwork, printed materials, scripts, rehearsal schedules, reviews, monographs and notes related to Kiesler's exhibitions and peformances dating from the 1970s-2001. Among the directors, artists and writers found are Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi, Cindy Lugar, Tim Miller and James Purdy. Artwork (Subseries 1.6) contains original drawings, sketches, photographs and notes by Lillian Kiesler and others, including photographs by Bob Del Fredici and drawings by Piero Dorazio. Subject files (Subseries 1.7) include collected materials about artists, friends, colleagues, performances, and organizations in which Lillian Kiesler supported, such as the Anthology Film Archives. Printed material (Subseries 1.8) includes collected postcards, magazines and magazine articles about art and performance, newspaper clippings about fellow artists, invitations and announcements, and exhibition catalogs, including several signed exhibition catalogs and a reprint article inscribed by Alcopley. Lillian Kiesler's library (Subseries 1.9) includes numerous monographs written by friends or about friends, most with inscriptions by authors. Found here are books inscribed by Max Weiler and Piero Dorazio, an inscribed first edition of Henry Miller's Black Spring (1936), and a 1937 monograph by Harry Holtzman titled American Abstract Artists.
The Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler (Subseries 1.10) primarily were created or compiled by Lillian Kiesler and document Frederick Kiesler's legacy as an architect, sculptor, and set designer. It includes biographical material, correspondence, inventory lists, business and financial records, exhibition files, transcribed and recorded interviews, photocopied writings and notes, printed and digital material, photographs, slides, and negatives, and sound and video recordings. This subseries is divided into ten sub-subseries, with the arrangement described in detail in the subseries description. The bulk of the Papers of and Related to Hans Hofmann (Subseries 1.11) were created or compiled by Lillian Kielser and document Hofmann's career and legacy. It includes correspondence, exhibition files, interviews and writings about Hofmann, printed materials, photographs, and sound recordings about Hans Hofmann. However, also found are papers of Hans Hofmann including some correspondence, typed and handwritten lectures given by Hofmann, literature and brochures from the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts and three boxes of card files on students, and photographs of Hofmann. This subseries is divided into nine sub-subseries, with the arrangement described in detail in the subseries description. The personal papers of artist Alice Hodges (Subseries 1.12) include biographical material, correspondence, exhibition files, printed material, writings, personal items, artwork, and photographs. This subseries is divided into eight sub-subseries, with the arrangement described in detail in the subseries description.
Photographic Material (Subseries 1.13) is mostly black and white and color snapshots of Lillian Kiesler's friends and family at events and at home, including candid photos of Hans Hofmann, Alice Hodges, Frederick Kiesler, and Alcopley. Slides include those of Frederick Kiesler's work prepared by Lillian for a lecture on him and are accompanied by her notes on index cards. Sound and Video Recordings (Subseries 1.14) document productions in which Lillian Kiesler performed, and music, film, or live stage performances written, directed, or performed by friends.
The series is arranged as 14 subseries:
  • 1.1: Biographical Material, 1911-2002, undated
  • 1.2: Correspondence, 1911-2001, undated
  • 1.3: Legal and Financial Records, 1938-2001, undated
  • 1.4: Teaching Files, 1938-1994, undated
  • 1.5: Exhibition and Performance Files, 1945-2002, undated
  • 1.6: Artwork, 1958-2001, undated
  • 1.7: Subject Files, 1925, 1957-2000, undated
  • 1.8: Printed Material, 1930-2002, undated
  • 1.9: Lillian Kiesler Library, 1936-2000, undated
  • 1.10: Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler, circa 1913-2003, undated
  • 1.11: Papers of and Related to Hans Hofmann, 1932-2000, undated
  • 1.12: Papers of Alice Hodges, circa 1910s-1965, undated
  • 1.13: Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2000
  • 1.14: Sound and Video Recordings, 1978-2001, undated
1.1: Biographical Material, 1911-2002, undated
Biographical material includes diaries, address books, calendars and appointment books, mailing lists, guest lists, identification, medical records, obituaries, and personal writings by Lillian Kiesler and others. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Address Books, undated
1
1-4
Award from University of Iowa, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 48, Folder 1.
1
5
Calendars and Appointment Books, 1954-1979
1
6
Calendars and Appointment Books, 1980-1984, 1989
1
7
Calendars and Appointment Books, 1990-1998
1
8
Curriculum Vitae, circa 1960s, 1992, undated
1
9
Diaries and Journals, circa 1950s-1990s
Includes sketches.
1
10-12
Guest Lists, 1976-2001, undated
1
13
IDs and Cards, circa 1950s-1982, undated
1
14
Keys to Bank Studio, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 48, Folder 2.
1
15
Mailing Lists and Telephone Numbers, 1993, 1999, undated
1
16
Medical Records, 1969, 1992-2001, undated
1
17
Miscellaneous Buttons, undated
1
18
Miscellaneous Personal Papers and Notes, undated
2
1
Obituaries, 2001-2002
2
2
Readings and Astrology, 1911, 1966-1990, undated
See also Box 37, Folder 21 and Box 38, Folder 1.
2
3
Schooley's Mountain Items, 1998, undated
2
4
Writings, circa 1930s
2
5
Writings, 1959-2001, undated
2
6
Writings, Others, 1972-1998, undated
2
7
Award from University of Iowa, undated
Oversized material from Box 1, Folder 5.
48
1
Keys to Bank Studio, undated
Oversized material from Box 1, Folder 15.
48
2
1.2: Correspondence, 1911-2001, undated
Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler is extensive and includes letters from museums, galleries, collectors, artists, directors, writers, actors, musicians, family and friends. Business correspondence contains information about sales and gifts of artwork, Lillian Kiesler's support of performances and institutions, invitations, and character references. Among the correspondents are Harold Diamond, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Erick Hawkins Dance Foundation.
Among Lillian Kiesler's personal correspondence are letters and greeting cards from friends, family, artists, and researchers and scholars, including Etel Adnan, Alcopley, Fritz Bultman, Steve Buscemi, Mike Diamond, Burgoyne Diller, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Piero Dorazio, Jean Dubuffet, Jay Gottlieb, Erick Hawkins, Burgess Meredith, Henry Miller, James Purdy, and Herrel Thomas. Some correspondence contains original artwork, photographs, and audio cassettes created by the sender. Of interest is a letter from Harry Holtzman postmarked March 13, 1935 describing his initial meeting with Mondrian, and an undated letter from E.B. Gordon describing Henry Miller in Paris.
Where there are envelopes, the letter is filed in front of the envelope. Business correspondence is arranged chronologically first, followed by personal correspondence arranged alphabetically by last name and miscellaneous correspondence filed chronologically by decade.
Description Container
Business Correspondence, 1946-1965
2
8
Business Correspondence, 1970-1979
2
9
Business Correspondence, 1980-1989
2
10
Business Correspondence, 1990-2000
2
11
Business Correspondence, undated
2
12
Abbott, Berenice, 1971
2
13
Adnan, Etel, 1977-1998, undated
Includes original artwork.
2
14-15
Andres, Jo, Steve and Lucien Buscemi, 1979-2000, undated
2
16-17
Avery, Sally (Michel), 1975-1984
2
18
Barnet, Will, 1998
2
19
Barnstone, Gertrude, 1972-2001, undated
2
20-21
Bartos, Martha, 1974-1999, undated
2
22
Baumgartner, Frances, 1976-1997, undated
3
1
Beall, Paulette, 1975-1987
3
2
Berkman, Len, 1977-1982
3
3
Blaine, Nell, 1969-1983
3
4
Bouchard, Diane, 1984-1989
3
5
Bultman, Fritz and Jeanne, 1965-1999, undated
3
6
Candido, Nancy Meehan and Anthony, 1974-2001, undated
Includes original artwork.
3
7-8
Chao, S. Chen "Sunshine", 1946-1949
3
9
Charlton, Maryette, 1965-1969, undated
3
10-12
Charlton, Maryette, 1970-1979, undated
3
13-16
Charlton, Maryette, 1980-1989, undated
3
17-18
Charlton, Maryette, 1980-1989, undated
4
1
Charlton, Maryette, 1990-1999, undated
4
2-5
Charlton, Maryette, 2000-2001, undated
4
6
Charlton, Maryette, undated
4
7
Charlton, Maryette, Correspondence to Maryette Charlton, 1965-1998, undated
4
8
Cohen, Elsa Kahl, 1979-1982, undated
4
9
Copley, Al, 1975-1991, undated
4
10
Corman, 1969-1970
4
11
Court, Paula and Robert Fila, 1994-2001
4
12
Cundiff, Selden, 1980-1990
4
13
Deem, George, 1981, 1998-2000
4
14
Delaney, Margaret, 1964-1966
4
15
Dickey, Tina, 1991-2001
4
16
Diller, Burgoyne, 1955
4
17
Dlugoszewski, Lucia, 1958-1999, undated
4
18
Dodi, 1988-1998, undated
4
19
Donnelley, Helen, 1911, 1951-1980, undated
4
20
Dorazio, Piero, Virginia and Justin, 1974-2000
4
21
Doty, Hazel, 1964-1975, undated
4
22
Douglas, Scott, 1983-1991
4
23
Dubuffet, Jean, 1952-1959
4
24
Evans, Degan, 1963-1974
4
25
Fahlström, Yvonne (Najar), 1975-1977
5
1
Fahlström, Yvonne (Najar), 1978-1979
5
2
Fahlström, Yvonne (Najar), 1980-1989
5
3
Fahlström, Yvonne (Najar), 1990-1998, undated
5
4
Fitch, Noel Riley, 1992
5
5
Ford, Gordon Onslow, 1980-1999
5
6
Frankenberg, Lloyd and Loren, 1948, 1953
5
7
Fujitomi, Yasuo, 1987-1999, undated
5
8
Gentilcore, Angela, Kevin and Ava Ryan, 1985-2001, undated
5
9-10
Giles, Mary, 1975-1993, undated
5
11
Goeritz, Mathias, 1969, 1989
5
12
Goldberg, Pauline, 1996-2000, undated
5
13
Goldberg, RoseLee, 1977-2001, undated
5
14
Gordon, E.B. "Betty", 1940, 1953-1965, undated
5
15
Gottlieb, Jay, 1977-2001, undated
5
16
Greif, Martin, 1989-1994
5
17
Herrmann, Christopher, 1994-1999, undated
5
18
Hobbs, Robert, 1992-1994
5
19
Hodges, Alice, 1942, 1954-1965, undated
5
20-21
Holland, Betty Lou, 1991-2001
5
22
Holtzman, Harry, 1934-1935, 1952, undated
6
1
Iobst, Anne and Lucy Sexton, 1996-2000
6
2
Jesurun, John, 1987-2001, undated
6
3
Kamler, Richard, 1981-1989
6
4
Katz, Edith, 1986-1998
6
5
Kiang, Jacqueline, 1969-1979, undated
6
6
Kiang, Jacqueline, 1980-1989
Oversized material housed in OV 53.
6
7
Kiang, Jacqueline, 1990-1993
6
8
Kiang, Jacqueline, 1994-1997
6
9
Kiang, Jacqueline, 1998-1999, undated
6
10
Kiang, Jacqueline, 2000-2001, undated
6
11
Kiang, Jacqueline, undated
6
12
Kiesler, Lillian, 1965-1999, undated
6
13
Kiesler, Steffi, 1948-1963, undated
6
14
Kleege, Laura, 1977-1981
6
15
Kolb, Barbara, 1977-1978
6
16
Lesák, Barbara, 1987-2001
6
17
Levy, Julien, 1977
6
18
Lubar, Cindy Bishop, 1977-2001, undated
1 Cassette tape
6
19-20
Luyken, Gunda, 1996-2001
6
21
Manry, Lenita, 1940, 1965, undated
6
22
McCoy, Jason, 1988-2001, undated
6
23
McDowell, Carol, 1987-2000, undated
7
1
Meredith, Burgess, 1987-1996, undated
1 electronic_discs_cd
7
2
Miles, Jeanne, 1974-1984
7
3
Miller, Bettie C., 1985-2000
7
4
Miller, Henry, 1938, 1942
7
5
Miller, Stephen, 1977-1994
7
6
Miller, Tim, 1983-1999, undated
7
7-8
Montgomery, Chandler, 1955-1983, undated
7
9-10
Moore, Rebecca, 1984-1997, undated
7
11
Newlin, Jeanne (Harvard Theatre Collection), 1973-1998, undated
7
12
Stauffer, Marjorie, 1965-1993, undated
7
22
O'Brien, Patricia, 1978-1991, undated
7
13
Purdy, James, 1987-1997
7
14
Roberts, Dan, 1996-1999
7
15
Rowley, Ellen, 1998-2001
7
16
Ryan, Virginia, 1984-2001, undated
7
17-18
Seitz, Irma, 1979-1982
7
19
Snyder, Scott, 1991-1993, undated
7
20
Spender, Matthew, 1991-1997
7
21
Tawney, Lenore, 1968-1982, undated
7
23
Temkin, Ann, 1991-1999
7
24
ten Haeff, Ingelborg, 1979-1998, undated
7
25
Terry, Megan and JoAnn Schmidman, 1972-1989, undated
7
26
Tetley, Glen, 1976-1996, undated
7
27
Thomas, Herrel George, 1957
7
28
Thome, Diane, 1976-2000, undated
2 Cassette tapes
8
1-2
Thome, Joel, 1975-1997, undated
8
3
Thompson, Alden, 1969-1981
8
4
Varese, L., 1971-1981
8
5
Véret, Jean-Louis and Helene, 1977-1998
8
6
von Brockdorff, Louise "Fifi" Medbury, 1970-1974, undated
8
7
Warren, Ron, 1995-1998
8
8
Willard, Helen, 1974-1978, undated
8
9
Wilson, Bob, 1997-1999, undated
8
10
Winslow, Kirk, 1972-2001, undated
8
11-13
Wolf, Marion, 1975-1987
8
14
Zaruba, Al (A. Scott Harmon), 1992-1997, undated
8
15
Zetina, Armando, 1990-1998
8
16
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1934-1939, undated
8
17
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1940-1949, undated
8
18
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1951-1959, undated
8
19
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1961-1969, undated
8
20-21
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1970-1979, undated
8
22-24
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1970-1979, undated
1 Cassette tape
9
1-2
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1980-1989, undated
9
3-10
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1990-1999, undated
9
11-13
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 1990-1999, undated
10
1-9
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, 2000-2001, undated
10
10-11
Chronological Correspondence to Lillian Kiesler, undated
10
12
Illustrated correspondence from Josephine Kiang, undated
Oversized material from Box 6, Folder 7.
OV 53
1.3: Legal and Financial Records, 1938-2001, undated
Legal and Financial Records contains files related to Lillian Kiesler's estate and finances such as burial plans and will. There is one folder containing Maryette Charlton's legal papers concerning her will. It is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
56 Seventh Avenue, 1979-1988, undated
11
1
Burial Plans, 1984, 1998
11
2
Financial Papers, 1938, 1957-2001
11
3-4
Legal Papers, 1973-2001, undated
11
5
Legal Papers, Maryette Charlton, 1974-1999, undated
11
6
1.4: Teaching Files, 1938-1994, undated
Teaching files includes Lillian Kiesler's teaching plans and reference materials, essays, pamphlets, class lists, correspondence from schools, student artwork and essay assignments, notebooks, writings on teaching, and a book of weaving samples. Also included are writings about teaching art and lesson plans by Kiesler's mentor and friend, New York University professor Chandler Montgomery, including a 1994 printing of "The Making of an Art Teacher: An Unfinished Memoir." Additional related correspondence may be found in Correspondence, 1911-2001, undated (Subseries 1.2). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Certificates and Reports, 1945, 1954
11
7
Conferences and Conventions, 1946, 1958
11
8
Embroidery and Weaving Samples with Clippings, 1952-1956, undated
11
9-10
Greenwich House, 1946-1950, undated
11
11
New York University, Daily Plan Book and Class Cards, circa 1966
11
12
New York University, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 1952-1994, undated
11
13-14
Notebooks, undated
11
15
Printed Material, Exhibition Catalogs, Announcements, and Clippings, 1938-1958, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 53.
11
16
Queens College, 1946
11
17
Student Work, 1963-1965, undated
11
18-20
Teaching and Diary Notes, circa 1940s
11
21
Transparencies of Artwork, undated
11
22
Woodward School, 1945-1954, undated
11
23
Writings, 1947-1949, undated
11
24
Printed Material, Exhibition Catalogs, Announcements, and Clippings, 1938-1958, undated
Oversized material from Box 11, Folder 16.
OV 53
1.5: Exhibition and Performance Files, 1945-2002, undated
Exhibition and performance files contain correspondence, photographs, artwork, printed materials, scripts, rehearsal schedules, reviews, monographs and notes related to Kiesler's exhibitions and peformances dating from the 1970s-2001. Among the directors, artists and writers found in this subseries are Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi, Cindy Lugar, Tim Miller and James Purdy. This subseries is arranged first by exhibitions followed by performances. Folders are then arranged in chronological order.
1.5.1: Exhibitions, 1974-2002, undated
Description Container
"Flower Paintings and Members' Show,", 1974
12
1
The University of Iowa Museum of Art Permanent Collection, 1986
12
2
"An Artist's Christmas: Holiday Images by American Artists, 1880-1990", 1990-1991
Includes original artwork.
12
3
Various Exhibitions, 1945-2002, undated
Oversized materials housed in OV 53.
12
4
Proposed Exhibition, undated
12
5
NYU Art Faculty Exhibit at James Gallery poster, undated
Oversized material from Box 12, Folder 4.
OV 53
1.5.2: Performances, 1961-2001, undated
Description Container
List of Performances, undated
12
6
"Everyday Business," Cindy Lubar, 1978-1980, undated
12
7-10
"Serves You Right," Steve Buscemi and Mark Boone Junior, 1985
12
11
"Before Your Eyes," Jo Andres, 1987-1988
12
12
"Total Rain," Richard Foreman, 1988-1990
12
13
"Losing Sight, Not Vision," Jo Andres, 1989-1993
12
14
"Dreaming Out Loud," Jo Andres, 1990
Oversized material housed in Box 48, Folders 3 and 8; see also Box 37, Folder 21.
12
15
"Roy Cohn/Jack Smith," Ron Vawter, 1992
12
16
"The Hinger," Rebecca Moore, 1994
See also Box 37, Folder 21.
12
17
John Cage Readings, 1994-1999
12
18
"Martha's World," Agnes de Mille, 1998-1999
See also Box 39, Folder 6.
12
19
Various Performances, 1977-2001, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 53.
12
20-22
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1985-1991, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 48, Folders 4-5.
12
23
Miscellaneous Papers and Letters, undated
12
24
Monographs, Silence, John Cage, 1961
13
1
Monographs, A Year From Monday, John Cage, 1969
13
2
Monographs, "TDR: The Drama Review", Winter 1987
13
3
Monographs, For the Working Artist: A survival guide for artists, Judith Luther, 1991
Dedicated to Lillian Kiesler and Maryette Charlton.
13
4
Monographs, Shirts and Skin, Tim Miller, 1997
Inscribed.
13
5
"Dreaming Out Loud" Clippings, 1990
Oversized materials from Box 12, Folder 15.
48
3
Printed Material, Magazine (article about Steve Buscemi), 1997
Oversized materials from Box 12, Folder 23.
48
4
Printed Material, Posters, 1986-1990
Oversized materials from Box 12, Folder 23.
48
5
"Dreaming Out Loud," Framed Poster, 1990
48
8
"Emily Likes the TV" poster, undated
Oversized materials from Box 12, Folders 20-23.
OV 53
1.6: Artwork, 1958-2001, undated
Artwork includes original drawings, sketches, and notes by Lillian Kiesler, as well as photographs and drawings by her friends. Included are photographs by Bob Del Fredici, drawings by Piero Dorazio, and notes to Frederick Kiesler from Lillian Kiesler. The folders are arranged alphabetically by artist's last name.
Description Container
By Lillian Kiesler, 1958-2001, undated
Oversized materials housed in Box 48, Folder 6.
13
6-8
By Lillian Kiesler, Notes to Frederick Kiesler, undated
Oversized materials housed in Box 48, Folder 7.
13
9
Others, Del Fredici, Bob, 1977
13
10
Others, Dorazio, Piero, 1993
13
11
Others, Dupin, Beatriz Luz, 2001
13
12
Others, Unknown, undated
13
13
Others, Various, undated
13
14
By Lillian Kiesler, undated
Oversized materials from Box 13, Folders 6-8.
48
6
By Lillian Kiesler, Notes to Frederick Kiesler, undated
Oversized materials from Box 13, Folder 9.
48
7
1.7: Subject Files, 1925, 1957-2000, undated
Subject files include collected materials about artists, friends, colleagues, performances, and organizations in which Lillian Kiesler supported. Materials include correspondence, playbills, reviews, resumes and biographies, and writings. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by the artist's or organization's name.
Description Container
Andres, Jo, 1986-1996, undated
13
15
Anthology Film Archives, 1975-1995, undated
13
16-17
Barry, Judith, 1993-2000, undated
See also Box 20, Folder 6 and Box 39, Folder 3.
13
18
Bultman, Fritz, 1962-1973
13
19
Charlton, Maryette, 1981-1995, undated
13
20
Charlton, Maryette, 1986
13
21
Dlugoszewski, Lucia and Erick Hawkins, 1958-1980
13
22
Dlugoszewski, Lucia and Erick Hawkins, 1963-1988
13
23
Dlugoszewski, Lucia and Erick Hawkins, 1973-1995
13
24
Duchamp, Marcel, 1965-1998, undated
14
1
Goodman, Cynthia, Millennium Monument and World Peace Bell, circa 1998
See also Box 39, Folder 7.
14
2
Meredith, Burgess, undated
14
3
National Tribute to Alexander Calder; "Socrate," Eric Satie (1977), 1977-1979, undated
14
4-5
Varèse, Edgard, 1960, 1981, undated
Includes original artwork.
14
6
von Brockdorff, Louise (Fifi) Medbury, 1925-1977, undated
14
7
Watts, Chi, 1988, undated
14
8
Winslow, Kirk, 1972, undated
14
9
1.8: Printed Material, 1930-2002, undated
Printed material includes collected postcards, magazines and magazine articles about art and performance, newspaper clippings about fellow artists, invitations and announcements, and exhibition catalogs. Found are signed exhibition catalogs of Loren MacIver, Dina Ghen, Lenore Tawney, and Toshiko Takaezu, and a reprint article inscribed by Alcopley. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Description Container
Exhibition Catalogs, 1949-1995, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 49, Folder 1.
14
10-12
Exhibition Catalogs, signed, 1970-1988
14
13
Exhibition Posters, 1947
Oversized material housed in Box 49, Folder 2.
14
14
Invitations and Announcements, 1944, 1950
14
15
Invitations and Announcements, 1970-1979
14
16
Invitations and Announcements, 1980-1989
14
17
Invitations and Announcements, 1990-1997
14
18
Invitations and Announcements, 1998-1999
14
19
Invitations and Announcements, 2000-2001
Oversized material housed in Box 49, Folder 3.
14
20
Invitations and Announcements, undated
14
21
Magazine Clippings and Articles, 1930-2000, undated
15
1
Magazine Clippings and Articles, 1976
15
2
Magazines, Journals, and Bulletins, 1936-1979
Oversized material housed in Box 49, Folder 4.
15
3
Magazines, Journals, and Bulletins, 1990-2000, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 49, Folder 5.
15
4
Miscellaneous, 1948, 1990, undated
15
5
Miscellaneous, undated
Oversized materials housed in Box 49, Folder 6.
15
6
Musical Scores, 1960, undated
Oversized materials housed in Box 49, Folders 7-8.
15
7
Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1977-2001, undated
Oversized materials housed in Box 49, Folder 10.
15
8
Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1983-2000, undated
15
9
Pamphlets, 1937, undated
15
10
Postcards, 1975, undated
15
11
Reprint Article, 1969
Inscribed by Al Copley.
15
12
Exhibition Catalog, undated
Oversized material from Box 14, Folders 10-12.
49
1
Exhibition Posters, Jean Dubuffet "Portraits", 1947
Oversized material from Box 14, Folder 14.
49
2
Invitations and Announcements, 2000
Oversized material from Box 14, Folder 20.
49
3
"The A.W.A. Bulletin", 1936
Oversized material from Box 15, Folder 3.
49
4
Magazine, "Index", 1999
Oversized material from Box 15, Folder 4.
49
5
Miscellaneous, Poster (rolled), undated
Oversized material from Box 15, Folder 6.
49
6
Musical Score, "Music for Left Ear in a Small Room, No.11" by Lucia Dlugoszewski, 1960
Oversized material from Box 15, Folder 7.
49
7
Musical Score, "Sunflower Space" by Diane Thome (with artwork by Lillian Kiesler), undated
Oversized material from Box 15, Folder 7.
49
8
Le Monde Newspaper, 1977
Oversized material from Box 15, Folder 8.
49
9
Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 2001
Oversized material from Box 15, Folder 8.
49
10
1.9: Lillian Kiesler Library, 1936-2000
Lillian Kiesler's library includes numerous monographs written by friends or about friends, most with inscriptions by authors. Included are books about and inscribed by Max Weiler and Piero Dorazio, as well as an inscribed first edition of Henry Miller's Black Spring (1936) and a 1937 monograph by Harry Holtzman, American Abstract Artists. Folders are arranged alphabetically by author's last name.
Description Container
Adnan, Etel. Journey to Mount Tamalpais. Sausalito: The Post-Apollo Press, 1986
Inscribed by author.
15
13
Aldan, Daisy. A Golden Story. New York: Folder Editions, 1979
Inscribed by Dina Ghen, 1991.
15
14
Aldan, Daisy. In Passage. New York: Folder Editions, 1987
Inscribed by author, 1989.
15
15
Alschuler, Rose and La Berta Weiss Hattwick. Painting and Personality: A Study of Young Children. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1947
Inscribed by Fredrick Kiesler, 1952.
15
16
Carré, Louis. Entretien de Fernand Léger avec Blaise Cendrars et Louis Carré sur le Paysage dans l'oeuvre de Léger. Paris, 1954
15
17
Cometti, Jean-Pierre, ed. Aspects de Wittgenstein, 1989
Inscribed by Antonia Soulez.
15
18
Cooper, Jackie, ed. Mackintosh Architecture: The Complete Buildings and Selected Projects. New York: Rizzoli, 1980
Inscribed L. Mackintosh, 1982.
15
19
Corman, Cid. Nothing Doing. New York: New Directions Books, 1999
Inscribed by Nancy Meehan and Tony Candido.
15
20
Crombie, John. The Road to Montparnasse: Rue de la Grande Chaumière and its Pioneers, edition 14/225, 1996
15
21
Estep, Maggie. Diary of an Emotional Idiot. New York: Harmony Books, 1997
Inscribed by author.
15
22
Fahlström, Yvonne, ed. Weiler: Art Like Nature, Paintings on Paper. Vienna: Albertina, 1989
Oversized material housed in Box 50, Folder 1; Inscribed by Weiler and Fahlström.
15
23
Ford, Gordon Onslow. Creation. Basel: Galerie Schreiner AG, 1978
Inscribed by author, 1980.
15
24
Fujitomi, Yasuo. Poems in Japanese, circa 1989
Inscribed by author.
15
25
Galerie Würthle. Weiler: Landschaft der Farbe. Vienna: Galerie Würthle, 1988
Oversized material housed in Box 50, Folder 2; Inscribed by Max Weiler.
15
26
Gatuskin, Zelda Leah. The Time Dancer: A Novel of Gypsy Magic. Albuquerque: Amador Publications, 1991
Inscribed by author.
16
1
Highwater, Jamake. Dance: Rituals of Experience. New York: A and W Publishers, 1978
Inscribed by author.
16
2
Holtzman, Harry. American Abstract Artists, 1937
Oversized material housed in Box 50, Folder 3.
16
3
Langlet, Sylvie and Jacqueline Kiang. farine, oeufs, et caetera. Paris: ?ditions de La Charlotte de 'isle, 1994
Inscribed by Jacqueline Kiang.
16
4
Luther, Judith. For the Working Artist: A Survival Guide for Artists. Valencia: California Institute of the Arts, 1986
Inscribed by author.
16
5
Mekas, Jonas. I Had Nowhere to Go. New York: Black Thistle Press, 1991
Inscribed by author, 1996.
16
6
Mekas, Jonas. Movie Journal: The Rise of a New American Cinema, 1959-1971. New York: Collier Books, 1972
Inscribed by author.
16
7
Miller, Henry. Black Spring, 1st edition. Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1936
Inscribed by author, 1938.
16
8
Moffett, Marian and Lawrence Wodehouse. Built for the People of the United States, Fifty Years of TVA Architecture, 1983-1984
16
9
Najar, Robert. The Ready Made Prints of Robert Najar, 1990
Inscribed by author.
16
10
Naumann, Francis and Achim Moeller Fine Art. Piero Dorazio: Paintings of the Fifties. New York: Achim Moeller Fine Art, 2000
Inscribed by Piero Dorazio.
16
11
O'Neill, John. Metropolitan Cats. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981
16
12
Paulhan, Jean and Jean Dubuffet. La Metromanie ou les dessous de la Capitale, edition 132/135, 1949
16
13
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Manual of Instructions for Étant Donnés by Marcel Duchamp. Reprint, 1987
Oversized material housed in Box 50, Folder 4.
16
14
Satie, Erik. Poèmes. In Japanese, circa 1989
Inscribed by Yasuo Fujitomi.
16
15
Soulez, Antonia. La Grammaire Philosophique chez Platon. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1991
Inscribed by author.
16
16
Terry, Megan. Viet Rock. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966
Inscribed by author, 1972.
16
17
Weiler, Verwandlungen: Arbeiten auf Papier von 1953 bis 1969, 1990
Oversized material housed in Box 50, Folder 5; Inscribed by Max Weiler.
16
18
Wilder, Judith Luther. Breaking Through the Clutter, 1999
Inscribed by author, 2000.
16
19
Fahlström, Yvonne, ed. Weiler: Art Like Nature, Paintings on Paper. Vienna: Albertina, 1989
Oversized material from Box 15, Folder 23; Inscribed by Weiler and Fahlström.
50
1
Galerie Würthle. Weiler: Landschaft der Farbe. Vienna: Galerie Würthle, 1988
Oversized material from Box 15, Folder 26; Inscribed by Max Weiler.
50
2
Holtzman, Harry. American Abstract Artists, 1937
Oversized material from Box 16, Folder 3.
50
3
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Manual of Instructions for Étant Donnés by Marcel Duchamp. Reprint, 1987
Oversized material from Box 16, Folder 14.
50
4
Weiler, Verwandlungen: Arbeiten auf Papier von 1953 bis 1969, 1990
Oversized material from Box 16, Folder 18; Inscribed by Max Weiler.
50
5
1.10: Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler, circa 1913-2003
The Papers Related to Frederick Kiesler primarily were created by Lillian Kiesler and document Frederick Kiesler's legacy as an architect, sculptor, and set designer. Found are biographical materials, correspondence dated primarily after 1965, inventory lists, business records, exhibition files, transcribed and recorded interviews, writings and notes, printed and digital material, photographic material, and sound and video recordings. There is some overlap between this subseries and the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2), especially exhibition files, printed material, and photographs. This subseries is arranged in ten sub-subseries, each described in more detail in the sub-subseries description.
1.10.1: Biographical Material, 1965-1966
Biographical material contains Frederick Kiesler's resume, medical records, marriage certificate to Lillian Kiesler, obituaries, and material related to his last wishes. Additional related material can be found in Biographical Material, 1947-1965, undated (Subseries 2.1) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Curriculum Vitae, undated
17
1
List of people to notify of Frederick Kiesler's death, 1966
17
2
Marriage Certificate, 1965
17
3
Medical Records, undated
17
4
Obituaries, 1966
17
5
Stephanie "Steffi" Kiesler, undated
17
6
1.10.2: Correspondence, 1948-2002, undated
The bulk of the correspondence was created after Frederick Kiesler's death and is related to loan and gift agreements, correspondence with researchers, exhibitors, and biographers, permission requests, material about the Kiesler archives at the Archives of American Art and the Harvard Theatre Collection, and insurance. Of interest is some correspondence to Alice Hodges and Lillian Kielser from Frederick Kiesler and a reprinted and bound volume of correspondence from Frederick Kiesler to Piero Dorazio. Additional related material can be found in Correspondence, 1923-1965, undated (Subseries 2.2) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2) and Correspondence, 1911-2001, undated (Subseries 1.2) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1). Folders are arranged with business correspondence filed first chronologically, followed by correspondence filed alphabetically by last name.
Description Container
Business Correspondence, 1953-1970
17
7
Business Correspondence, 1970-1976
17
8
Business Correspondence, 1977
17
9
Business Correspondence, 1977-1981
17
10
Business Correspondence, 1980-1989, undated
17
11
Business Correspondence, 1982-1996
17
12
Business Correspondence, 1990-1994, undated
17
13
Business Correspondence, 1995-1996, undated
17
14
Business Correspondence, 1996
17
15
Business Correspondence, 1997
17
16
Business Correspondence, 1997-1998
17
17
Business Correspondence, 1997-1999, undated
17
18
Business Correspondence, 1998-2000
18
1
Business Correspondence, 2000
18
2-4
Business Correspondence, 2000-2001
18
5
Business Correspondence, 2000-2002, undated
18
6
Business Correspondence, undated
18
7
Business Correspondence, Publication of Inside the Endless House, 1966-1967, undated
18
8
André Emmerich Gallery, 1978-1998, undated
18
9
Bois, Yve-Alain, 1975-1980
18
10
Bottero, Maria, 1989-2001, undated
1 Cassette tape
18
11
Dorazio, Piero, Reprinted and Bound Letters from Frederick Kiesler (1955-1965), 2001
18
12
Greif, Martin, 1975
18
13
Held, Roger, "Endless Innovations", 1976-1980, undated
18
14
Kiesler, Lillian (Olinsey), 1957-1963, undated
18
15
Kiesler, Lillian (Olinsey) and Alice Hodges, 1948-1963, undated
18
16-17
Kiesler, Walter and Karl Rudner, 1975-1990
18
18
Lesàk, Barbara, Doctoral Candidate, 1974-1979
18
19
Museum of Modern Art, 1966-1999, undated
18
20
Shore, John, Dinner, 1996
18
21
Soulez, Antonia, 1990-2001, undated
18
22
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1975
19
1
Yamaguchi, Katsuhiro, 1969-1981, 1997, undated
19
2-3
Chronological Correspondence to Frederick Kiesler, 1955-1965, undated
19
4
1.10.3: Inventory Lists, circa 1973-2000
Found are catalogs and index cards related to Frederick Kiesler's estate and work; many were compiled by Lillian Kiesler. It is arranged alphabetically by subject. A shoebox of index cards is filed at the end of the sub-subseries.
Description Container
Archive Boxes and Red Rope Envelopes, 1997
19
5
Frederick Kiesler Archives for Vienna, undated
19
6
Books in the Personal Library of Frederick Kiesler, 1983
19
7-9
Catalog of Alice Hodges' Artwork in Kiesler Estate, 1986
19
10
Catalog of Original Works, 1993, 1996, undated
Includes born-digital records, see ER01
19
11-15
Catalog of Original Works, Digital Documents, 1988, 1993
0.001 Gigabytes
48 computer files
ER01
Catalog of Unpublished Books, Essays and Film Scripts, 1993
19
16
Kiesler Estate (Artwork, Art Collection and Furniture), 1999-2000, undated
19
17
Kiesler Estate Storage, 1996, undated
19
18-19
Theatre Productions of Frederick Kiesler, undated
19
20
Kiesler Theater Production Work in Storage, undated
19
21
Various Lists, 1973, undated
19
22
Inventory Cards, Frederick Kiesler, circa 1995
Housed in shoebox.
20
1
1.10.4: Business Records, circa 1965-2002
Business records contain material from the establishment of the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Foundation in Vienna, the annual Kiesler Architecture and Arts Prize, Frederick Kiesler estate records, and gallery records of Jason McCoy, Inc. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation, 1993-2001, undated
20
2-4
Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts 1998, Frank Gehry, 1998
20
5
Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts 2000, Judith Barry, 2000
See also Box 13, Folder 18 and Box 39, Folder 3.
20
6
Donation to Harvard Theater Collection, 1990-1991, undated
20
7
Frederick Kiesler Archives, Marcel Duchamp, undated
20
8
Frederick J. Kiesler Estate, 1965-1968, undated
20
9
Friedrich Kiesler Schule, 1997-1999
20
10
Jason McCoy Inc., Consignments, 1991-1993
20
11
Jason McCoy Inc., Consignments, Artwork from Lillian Kiesler Collection, circa late 1980s
20
12
Jason McCoy Inc., Consignments, Galerie Michael Werner, circa 1980s
20
13
Jason McCoy Inc., Exhibitions, 1985-1992, 1998, undated
21
1
Jason McCoy Inc., Exhibitions, 2002
21
2
Jason McCoy Inc., Furniture Reproduction, Diana Burroughs, 1988-1995, undated
21
3
Jason McCoy Inc., Inventory, circa 1980s
21
4
Jason McCoy Inc., Legal Papers (Disposition of Inventory Materials), 2000-2001
21
5
Jason McCoy Inc., Letters, Various, 1985-1995
21
6
Jason McCoy Inc., Letters, Various, 1985-2001
21
7
Jason McCoy Inc., Storage, undated
21
8
Jason McCoy Inc., Works in Collections, undated
21
9
Yale University, Preparations for Donation of Kiesler Work and Archives, 1989
21
10
1.10.5: Exhibition Files, 1913-1926, 1961-2001
Found are exhibition catalogs, press releases, photographs, slides, correspondence, clippings, loan agreements and shipping records related to exhibitions of Frederick Kiesler's work. Additional material can be found in Exhibition Files, 1924-1992, undated (Subseries 2.4) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2). Additional correspondence regarding exhibitions can be found in Correspondence, 1948-2002, undated (Sub-subseries 1.10.2) and in Correspondence, 1911-2001, undated (Subseries 1.2) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1). Folders are arranged alphabetically by gallery or exhibition name.
Description Container
André Emmerich Gallery, 1978-1982, undated
21
11
Architectural Association, 1975-1981, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 54.
21
12
"Architekturen-Räume-Projekte," Galerie Pabst, 1977-1980, undated
21
13
"Artist - Immigrants of America," Hirshhorn Museum, 1975-1977
21
14
"Artistic Collaboration in the 20th Century," Hirshhorn Museum, 1977-1984, undated
21
15
Centre Georges Pompidou, 1994-1996, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 49, Folders 12-14.
21
16-20
Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, 1976-1979, undated
21
21
"Contemplation Environments", 1970
21
22
De Stijl Exhibition at Walker Art Center, 1980-1981
21
23
"Endless Innovations" at Elmira College, 1982
21
24
"Endless Space", 2000-2001
21
25
"Exiles and Emigres," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1994-1998
See also Box 25, Folder 14.
21
26-27
"Frederick Kiesler," Whitney Museum of American Art, 1988-1989
21
28
"Frederich Kiesler, Das Archiv des Visionärs,", 1997-1998, undated
22
1
"Further Furniture," Marian Goodman Gallery, 1980-1981
22
2
Grey Art Gallery, 1982-1983
22
3
Guggenheim International Exhibition, 1967
22
4
Guggenheim Museum, 1974-1984
22
5
Harvard Theater Collection, 1981
22
6
"Heritage of Freedom," Heckscher Museum, 1976
22
7
Howard Wise Gallery, 1968-1976, undated
22
8
Instituto Valenciano d'Arte Moderna, Valencia, Spain, 1994-1997, undated
See also Box 28, Folder 6.
22
9
Instituto Valenciano d'Arte Moderna (IVAM) Installation Photographs, 1997
See also Box 28, Folder 6.
22
10
International Theatre Exhibition at Steinway Hall, 1926
22
11
Ludwig Museum, 1986
22
12
"The Page as Alternative Space," Franklin Furnace, 1980
22
13
"Ray Johnson Letters," North Carolina Museum of Art, 1975-1976
22
14
"Shrine of the Book", 1996-1997
22
15
Stuart Levy Gallery, 1992
22
16
"Surrealism and American Art," Rutgers University, 1976, undated
22
17
Triennale di Milano, 1995-1996
22
18-19
"Us, You, Me," University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1957, 1994-1996
See also Box 28, Folder 4.
22
20
"Utopian Visions in Modern Art," Hirshhorn Museum, 1983-1984
22
21
Various Exhibitions, 1961-1999, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 54.
22
22
Vienna, Austria, 1913, 1918, 1998, undated
22
23
Vienna, Austria, 1974-1977
22
24
"Visionäre and Vertriebene", 1994-1995, undated
22
25
"Voorbij de Kunst", 1998
22
26
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, 1996-1997
22
27
Yale University School of Architecture, 1967
22
28
Zabriskie Gallery, 2000
22
29
Centre Georges Pompidou Loan Forms, 1996
Oversized material from Box 21, Folders 16-20.
49
12
Centre Georges Pompidou Photographs, 1996
Oversized material from Box 21, Folders 16-20.
49
13
Centre Georges Pompidou Slides, 1996
Oversized material from Box 21, Folders 16-20.
49
14
Architectural Association Poster, undated
Oversized material from Box 21, Folder 12.
OV 54
Various, "Homage to Kiesler" Poster, undated
Oversized material from Box 22, Folder 22.
OV 54
1.10.6: Interviews, circa 1962-2001
Found are transcripts of interviews with friends and colleagues about Frederick Kiesler. An audio recording of the "Music for the New Age" interview and additional interview recordings can be found in Sound and Video Recordings, circa 1976-2003 (Sub-subseries 1.10.10). Items are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Charlton, Maryette and Gunda Luyken, 1995
22
30
Dorazio, Piero, 2001
22
31
Kiesler, Lillian, "Music for the New Age" Interview, 1977
See also Box 28, Folder 2.
22
32
Kiesler Archives Interviews: Aldan, Daisy, Lucia Dlugoszewski, Reinhold Heller, Jack Lenore Larson and Dr. Chandler Montgomery (1970), undated
22
33
Various Interviews, 1962, undated
22
34
1.10.7: Writings and Notes, circa 1960s-1990s
Writings and Notes contains written material by and about Frederick Kiesler, circa 1920s through the 1990s, some in German. The bulk of the material is photocopied manuscripts; where originals exist, they are noted. Additional writings and the "Bibliography of Writings By or About Frederick Kiesler" can be found in Writings and Notes, 1933-1980 (Subseries 2.6) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992, undated (Series 2). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
"Aphrodite's Left Turn", undated
22
35-36
"Aphrodite's Left Turn," Drawings and Storyboards, undated
22
37
"Aphrodite's Left Turn," Notes and Drawings, undated
22
38
Art News, "Art, Money and Architecture," at World House Gallery, undated
23
1
B(?), Rick, "Experiments in Creative Estrangement" (part 2), undated
Originals.
23
2
"Bad and Good in Modern Design," Chicago Furniture Lecture (circa 1930s), undated
23
3
"Ballet Massacre d'Art", undated
23
4
"Bathrooms" (essay), undated
23
5
"Between Murals without Walls and Walls without Murals", undated
23
6
Biography of Frederick Kiesler by Maria Bottero, undated
Originals.
23
7-8
"Biotechnique," Assorted Notes (circa 1930s), undated
23
9
Bletter, Rosemarie Haag, "Frederick Kiesler as Architect: the Invention of a Career", undated
23
10
"City in Space" (French), undated
23
11
"Correalism," Assorted Notes and Early Typescript (German), undated
23
12
Correalism Research, Clippings and Notes (1936, 1937, undated), undated
23
13
Diary Drafts (1957-1958), undated
23
14
Documentary Proposal (1948), "Design Test" and Notes (German and English), undated
23
15
Dorazio, Piero, "The Endless House of Frederick Kiesler" (1996), 1998
23
16
Early Architectural Writings circa 1920s-1930s, undated
23
17
Essay on Art and Kiesler Galaxies Exhibits, undated
23
18
Everyman's Architecture, Story of Human Housing, Magic and Profane (manuscript), undated
23
19-21
Exhibition Proposal (1946), "Art and Architecture", undated
23
22
Film Proposal, "Kiesler on Kiesler," Maryette Charlton, 1997, undated
Originals.
23
23
Furniture, Biotechnique Drawings circa 1930s, undated
23
24
Goldberg, RoseLee, "Frederick Kiesler: Endless Love", circa 1981
Originals.
23
25
Hawkins, Erick, Sidney Kingsley, Virgil Thomson and Marguerite Young on Kiesler, undated
23
26
Home Construction Survey for Sears-Roebuck, undated
23
27
Index Cards, Keisler and Duchamp, undated
Originals.
23
28
Index Cards, Lectures, undated
Originals.
23
29
Index Cards, New York Public Library Collection, Music Department, undated
Originals.
23
30
Index Cards, No Exit, Harvard Theater Collection, undated
Originals.
23
31
Kiesler, Frederick, 1958-1965, undated
Originals.
23
32
Laboratory for Design Correlation (circa 1930s), undated
23
33
A Laboratory for Social Architecture, undated
23
34
Late Architectural Writings, undated
23
35
Lillian Kiesler on Frederick Kiesler, undated
Originals.
23
36
"Magic Architecture", 1996
23
37
"Magic Architecture" Variants, 1996
23
38
Miscellaneous, 1982, 1996, undated
Originals.
24
1
Musical Score written by Lucia Dlugoszewski for Frederick Kiesler, undated
Originals.
24
2
Newlin, Jeanne T., "Part of the Cosmos", 1988
Originals.
24
3
Note on Designing the Gallery, undated
24
4
Notebook, "K-2", undated
24
5
Notebook, "K-3", undated
24
6
Notes circa 1930's (German and English), undated
24
7
Notes on Molissa Fenley, "Symposium on Dana Writing", 1995
Originals.
24
8
"On Correalism and Biotechnique", undated
24
9-10
Poems (German), undated
24
11
Poems and Chestnut circa late 1930s-1960s, undated
24
12
"A Reminder to Myself", 1964
Originals.
24
13
Hans Richer, Viking Eggeling, Essays circa 1945, undated
24
14
Ryan, Kevin, "Endless Kiesler", undated
Originals.
24
15
Short Statements, undated
24
16
Sight and Biotechnique/Vision Machine, undated
24
17
Space House and Notes, Time/Space Architecture, undated
24
18
Space House Charts, Notes, undated
24
19
The Spiral Theme in Architecture, undated
24
20
Theater Writings and Mozart circa 1924-1950s, undated
24
21
"Thirsty Paper", undated
24
22
Trends in Art, Duchamp, Ernst, Helion, undated
24
23
"A Universal Theatre" (1933), undated
24
24
Untitled Theater Text (German), undated
24
25
Various Notes, 1959-1965, undated
Originals.
24
26
Various Notes and Scripts, undated
24
27
Various Writings, 1982-1995, undated
Includes originals.
24
28
Whistler, James McNeill, "Ten o'Clock", undated
24
29
1.10.8: Printed Material, 1925-2001
Printed materials contain catalogs, magazine articles and newspaper clippings about Frederick Kiesler, pamphlets, monographs, posters, and invitations for Kiesler's exhibitions as well as exhibitions of his colleagues. Additional materials can be found in Exhibition Files, 1924-1992, undated (Subseries 2.4) and Printed Material, 1926-1966, undated (Subseries 2.7) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2). Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material. Monographs are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name or title.
Description Container
Catalogs and Journals, 1925-1968
Oversized material housed in OV 54.
24
30
Catalogs and Journals, 1969-1982
24
31
Catalogs and Journals, 1984, 1986, 1995-1998
24
32
Catalogs and Journals, 1990
24
33
Catalogs and Journals (photocopies), 1990s, undated
25
1
Catalogs and Journals, 1992-1993
25
2
Magazines, 1934-1939
25
3
Magazines, 1948-1966
Oversized material housed in OV 54.
25
4-5
Magazines, 1969-1984
25
6
Magazines, 1987-1996
Oversized material housed in Box 49, Folder 11.
25
7
Magazines, 1996-2001, undated
25
8
Magazines (in Czech), 1998
25
9
Magazines and Monographs (photocopies), 1943-2001
25
10
Monographs
Abstraction création art non figuratif, 1933-1934
25
11
Architectur Aus Österreich 1896-1996. Munich: Prestel, 1996
25
12
Auflage, Zweite. Griechische Bildwerke in Rom, 1955
Inscribed, 1957.
25
13
Barron, Stephanie. Exiles and Emigrés: The Flight of European Artists from Hitler. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum, 1997
See also Box 21, Folders 26-27.
25
14
Blake, William. Songs of Experience . (Inscribed, 1952) and Songs of Innocence. New York: United Book Guild, undated
25
15
The Book of the Shrine. (German), 1992
Oversized materials housed in OV 54.
25
16
Dessauce, Marc. Machinations: Essai sur Frederick Kiesler, L'historie de L'architecture Modern aux États-Unis et Marcel Duchamp, 1996
25
17
Eidelberg, Martin, ed. Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991
25
18
El Retablo de Maefe Pedro. London: J and W Chester, Ltd., 1923
Musical score.
25
19
Grande, John K. Art and Environment. Toronto: The Friendly Chameleon, Ltd., 1992
Inscribed.
25
20
Janis, Harriet and Sidney. Picasso: The Recent Years 1939-1946. New York: Doubleday and Co., Inc., 1946
Inscribed by author.
25
251
Monographs
Kiesler, Frederick. Inside the Endless House. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966
26
1
McDarrah, Fred. The Artist's World in Pictures. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc., 1961
26
2
Milhaud, Darius. The Play of Robin and Marion. New York: Edward B. Marks Music Corp., 1951
Cover of vocal score designed by Frederick Kiesler.
26
3
Neagoe, Peter. Winning a wife and other stories. New York: Coward-McCann, 1935
Inscribed by author, 1944.
26
4
Satie, Erik. Le Piege de Meduse, undated
Music score.
26
5
The Shrine of the Book: A Biography, 1998-1999
Oversized materials housed in OV 54.
26
6
The Tiger's Eye, 1947
Two copies.
26
7
Newspaper Articles, 1958-2000
26
8
Pamphlets, Invitations, and Postcards, 1964-1996
26
9
Pamphlets, Invitations, and Postcards, 1997-2001, undated
26
10
Posters, 1967, 1998
Oversized material housed in OV 54.
26
11
Printed Material, Magazines, "Bomb" magazine, 1987
Oversized material from Box 25, Folder 7.
49
11
Catalogs and Journals, "Cahiers d'Art", 1947
Oversized material from Box 24, Folder 30.
OV 54
Magazines, Life Article on Modern Art, 1948
Oversized material from Box 25, Folders 4-5.
OV 54
Magazines, Miscellaneous Articles, 1955, 1964
Oversized material from Box 25, Folders 4-5.
OV 54
Monographs, The Book of the Shrine (German), 1992
Oversized materials from Box 25, Folder 16.
OV 54
Monographs, The Shrine of the Book: A Biography, 1998-1999
Oversized materials from Box 26, Folder 6.
OV 54
Posters, 1967, 1998
Oversized material from Box 26, Folder 11.
OV 54
1.10.9: Photographic Material, circa 1930s-2000
Photographic material includes photographs and color snapshots, contact sheets, negatives, and slides of artwork. Subject matter includes Lillian Kiesler with museum officials and in the Frederick Kiesler Archives storage facilities, Frederick Kiesler's drawings and sculptures, exhibitions, Frederick Kiesler at work, and slides and index cards from a lecture by Lillian Kiesler. Additional photographs of artwork can be found in Photographic Material, undated (Subseries 2.8) in the Frederick Kiesler Papers, 1923-1992 (Series 2); additional family and friends photographs as well as portraits can be found in Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2000 (Subseries 1.13) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1).
Description Container
Artwork, undated
26
12
New York Storage, 1997
26
13
Philadelphia Museum, 2000
Includes slides.
26
14-16
Storage Move, 2000
26
17-18
Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1931, 1942, 1947
26
19
Contact Sheets and Negatives, circa 1960s, 1988
27
1
Contact Sheets and Negatives, undated
27
2-6
Contact Sheets and Photocopies of Photographs, undated
27
7
Slides, Artwork, undated
27
8
Slides and Index Cards, Lillian Kiesler's Slide Lecture about Frederick Kiesler, undated
Slides removed and housed in Box 49, Folder 15.
27
9
Transparencies and Negatives, undated
27
10
Slides for Lillian Kiesler's Slide Lecture about Frederick Kiesler, undated
Slides from Box 27, Folder 9.
49
15
1.10.10: Sound and Video Recordings, circa 1976-2003
Sound and video recordings are of lectures and interviews given by Lillian Kiesler and others about Frederick Kiesler and his work. Of interest are the recordings of Lillian Kielser's 1976 interview for "Music for the New Age" which includes a portion of tape from a 1965 interview with Frederick Kiesler; Frederick Kiesler's dialogue with Leo Castelli; and Lillian Kiesler interviewing Richard Kamler about Frederick Kiesler. Recordings are on 20 sound cassettes, 8 sound tape reels (1/4"), and 4 videocassettes (2 Betacam SP, 2 VHS). Transcripts for some interviews may be found in Interviews, circa 1962-2001 (Sub-subseries 1.10.6). It is arranged alphabetically by type of material, then subject.
Description Container
Sound Cassettes
(Housed in shoebox)
Leo Castelli and Frederick Kiesler, undated
1 Sound cassette
27
Maryette Charlton, Gertrude Barnstone, and Lillian Kiesler on Frederick Kiesler, Radio Houston Interview, undated
1 Sound cassette
27
Maryette Charlton, Gertrude Barnstone, and Lillian Kiesler on Frederick Kiesler, KP and J Radio Station Interview, Houston, Texas, undated
1 Sound cassette
27
Interview with Richard Kamler conducted by Lillian Kiesler, 1979
2 Sound cassettes
27
Efram Kiesler, 1978
2 Sound cassettes
27
Interview with Lillian Kiesler and Lisa Phillips regarding the "Frederick Kiesler" Exhibition, Whitney Museum, 1989
1 Sound cassette
27
Lecture by Lillian Kiesler entitled "Frederick Kiesler, His Time and Space," Cooper Union, 1985
1 Sound cassette
27
Lecture by Lillian Kiesler entitled "Frederick Kiesler, His Time and Space," Iowa University Museum of Art, 1985
1 Sound cassette
27
Lecture by Frederick Kiesler, University of Iowa, 1985
2 Sound cassettes
27
Lillian Kiesler Discussing Frederick Kiesler, 1989
3 Sound cassettes
27
Lecture by Lillian Kiesler on Frederick Kiesler, Cooper Union, 1983
3 Sound cassettes
27
Varese-Meredith and Kiesler (1961), 2003
2 Sound cassettes
27
"Endless House," Christopher Hermann, 1995
2 Videocassettes (BetacamSP)
28
1
"Music for the New Age," Interview with Lillian Kiesler for WUHY-FM Philadelphia, 1976
6 Sound tape reels
See also Box 22, 32.
28
2
"Round and About the Guggenheim," Radio Program involving Lillian Kiesler, 1976
1 Sound tape reel
28
3
"Us, You, Me", undated
1 Sound tape reel
See also Box 22, Folder 20.
28
4
"Endless House," Christopher Hermann, 1995
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
28
5
Spanish Television Coverage of Frederick Kiesler Exhibition at Instituto Valenciano d'Arte Moderno, 1997
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
See also Box 22, Folders 9-10.
28
6
1.11: Papers of and Related to Hans Hofmann, 1932-2000, undated
The bulk of the material in the Papers of and Related to Hans Hofmann were created or compiled by Lillian Kiesler and document Hofmann's career and legacy. However, some material found here are the papers of Hofmann and the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. Found is biographical material, correspondence, exhibition files, records of and related to the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, interviews and lectures, writings and artwork, printed material, photographic material, and audio recordings. The Papers of and Related to Hans Hofmann are arranged into ten sub-subseries, each described in more detail in the sub-subseries description.
1.11.1: Biographical Material, undated
Biographical material includes a narrative curriculum vitae and a transcribed birth certificate. It is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Birth Certificate, Johann Georg Albert Hofmann, undated
28
7
Curriculum Vitae, undated
28
8
1.11.2: Correspondence, circa 1937-2000
Correspondence includes letters to and from Lillian Kiesler related to Hans Hofmann's artwork and estate, as well as some letters written by Hans Hofmann, to Lillian Kiesler and Alice Hodges describing his artwork, life in Provincetown and issues with the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Business, 1941-1942, 1999
28
9
Business, Acordia Insurance, 1998
28
10
Business, Lillian Kiesler, 1966-1998, undated
28
11
Business, Jason McCoy Inc., Hans Hofmann Artwork Purchased, 1993-2000, undated
28
12
Christmas Cards to Lillian Kiesler and Alice Hodges, undated
Includes original artwork.
28
13
Letters of Recommendation from Hans Hofmann, 1937, 1950
28
14
Letters to Alice Hodges, 1938-1956, 1963-1964, undated
28
15
Letters to Hans Hofmann and Miz, undated
28
16
Letters to Lillian Kiesler, 1938-1964, undated
28
17
Letters to Lillian Kiesler and Alice Hodges, 1938-1949, 1953, undated
28
18
Transcription of Letters from Hans Hofmann, undated
28
19
1.11.3: Exhibition Files, 1960-1999
The bulk of the Exhibition Files are from posthumous exhibitions of Hans Hofmann's works and includes correspondence, press releases, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and loan agreements. It is arranged alphabetically by institution name.
Description Container
Biennale Venezia, 1960
28
20
Boston University Art Gallery, 1993-1994
28
21
Hirshhorn Museum, 1977
28
22
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979, 1983, 1999
28
23
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982
28
24
Museum of Modern Art, 1963, 1979
28
25
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1990-1991
28
26
1.11.4: The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, 1932-1958, undated
Found are class brochures, printed material, letterhead, and some correspondence from The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. It also includes three boxes of student files on index cards. It is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, 1938-1952, undated
28
27
Student Card Files, 1932-1958
Three boxes.
29
1-3
1.11.5: Interviews and Lectures, circa 1983-2000, undated
The bulk of materials are transcripts, notes, and manuscripts of speeches, interviews, readings, and lectures given by Lillian Kiesler about Hans Hofmann. Also found are typed and handwritten lectures given by Hofmann and the transcript of Hofmann's 1941 address to the American Abstract Artists. It is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Description Container
Address, Hans Hofmann to American Abstract Artists' Exhibition (February 16, 1941), undated
29
4
Interview, Lillian Kiesler and Ellen Landau (1989), 1989
29
5
Interview, Lillian Kiesler and Tina Dickey (1991), 1991-2000
29
6-7
Interview, Lillian Kiesler and George McNeil (1991), 1991
29
8
Lectures, Hans Hofmann, undated
29
9
Lectures, Lillian Kiesler, circa 1983
29
10
Lectures, Lillian Kiesler, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Index Cards, undated
29
11
"Letters from Hans Hofmann, A Reading by Lillian Kiesler", University of Iowa, undated
See also Box 39, Folder 4.
29
12
"Letters from Hans Hofmann, A Reading by Lillian Kiesler", Whitney Museum of American Art, undated
See also Box 39, Folder 4.
29
13
Speech by Hans Hofmann, undated
29
14
1.11.6: Writings and Artwork, 1936-1950, 1963-2000, undated
Writings and artwork contains writings by and about Hans Hofmann and other writings, notes, drawings, Chinese calligraphy, and miscellany. Of note is a letter from an unidentified author (Lillian Kiesler?) describing Hofmann's critique of the artist's work in Provincetown in 1936 (located in Notes about Lee Krasner folder). Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Description Container
Chinese Pen and Ink Calligraphy Artwork, 1968, 1972, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 55.
29
15
Indian Currency, undated
29
16
Notes, 1974, undated
29
17
Notes about Lee Krasner, 1936, undated
29
18
Original Artwork, 1981, undated
29
19
Painting Descriptions by Lillian Kiesler, undated
29
20
Writings by Fritz Bultman, 1976
29
21
Writings by Tina Dickey (proposed book) 1991-2000, undated
29
22
Writings by Cynthia Goodman, undated
29
23-24
Writings by Hans Hofmann, 1950, undated
29
25
Writings by Allan Kaprow, A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofmann, 1963
29
26
Writings by Valerie Komer, undated
29
27
Oversized Writings and Artwork, Chinese Pen and Ink Calligraphy, 1968, 1972, undated
Oversized material from Box 29, Folder 15.
OV 55
1.11.7: Printed Material, 1932-2000
Found among the printed material are exhibition catalogs, articles and monographs about Hans Hofmann, pamphlets, posters, and fliers announcing Hans Hofmann exhibits. The bulk of the magazine and newspaper articles are photocopies. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material. Monographs are arranged alphabetically by author's last name or title.
Description Container
Exhibition Catalogs, 1956-1980
30
1
Exhibition Catalogs, 1981-1985
30
2
Exhibition Catalogs, 1986-2000
30
3
"Look" article on Hans Hofmann, 1953
Oversized material housed in OV 55.
30
4
Magazine and Newspaper Articles (photocopies), 1932, 1944-1966
30
5
Magazine and Newspaper Articles (photocopies), 1964-1981, 1990-1994, undated
30
6
Monographs
Goodman, Cynthia. Hans Hofmann. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1990
30
7
Goodman, Cynthia. The Hans Hofmann School and Hofmann's Transmission of European Modernist Aesthetics to America. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1982
30
8
Greenberg, Clement. Hofmann. Paris: The Pocket Museum, 1961
30
9
Hofmann, Hans. Search for the Real. Andover: The Addison Gallery of American Art, 1948
30
10
Partisan Review, June 1948
30
11
Schnijf-taal ii (Written Language ii): Contemporary Poetry Collected by Simon Vinkenoog, circa 1964
30
12
Seitz, William. Hans Hofmann. Garden City: Doubleday, 1963
Two copies; one hardback, one paperback.
30
13
Wight, Frederick. Hans Hofmann. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957
Two copies; one hardback, one paperback.
30
14
Pamphlets, Invitations, and Post Cards, 1944, 1949, 1957-1959, 1970
Oversized material housed in OV 55.
30
15
Pamphlets, Invitations, and Postcards, 1944-1968
30
16
Pamphlets, Invitations, and Postcards, 1979-1995, undated
30
17
"Look" Article on Hans Hofmann, 1953
Oversized material from Box 30, Folder 4.
OV 55
Pamphlets, Invitations, and Post Cards, 1944, 1949, 1957-1959, 1970
Oversized material from Box 30, Folder 15.
OV 55
1.11.8: Photographic Material, circa 1950s-1999
Photographic material contains photographs of Hans Hofmann teaching and slides and transparencies of artwork. Of interest are photographs of Hofmann and his house in Provincetown taken by Wilfred Zogbaum and Tom Milius. Additional photographs of Hans Hofmann may be found in Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2000 (Subseries 1.13) in the Lillian Kiesler Papers, circa 1910s-2003 (Series 1). Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Description Container
Photographs of Hans Hofmann by Tom Milius, undated
30
18
Photographs of Hans Hofmann by Zogbaum, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 55.
30
19
Photographs and Polaroids of Artwork, undated
30
20
Slides of Artwork, 1993
30
21
Transparencies of Artwork, 1983, undated
30
22
Photographs of Hans Hofmann by Zogbaum, undated
Oversized material from Box 30, Folder 19.
OV 55
1.11.9: Sound Recordings, 1980-1991
Found are sound recordings of Lillian Kiesler's lectures and interviews about Hans Hofmann. Recordings are on 9 sound cassettes.
Description Container
Lillian Kiesler Interviews, 1990-1991, undated
3 Sound cassettes
31
1
Lillian Kiesler Lectures, 1980, 1983, 1990 undated
6 Sound cassettes
31
2-3
1.12: Papers of Alice Hodges, circa 1910s-1965
This subseries contains the personal papers of artist Alice Hodges and documents her personal life, artwork, and interests. Included are biographical material, correspondence, exhibition files, printed material, writings, miscellaneous files, artwork, and photographic material. The papers of Alice Hodges are arranged into eight sub-subseries; each is described in more detail in the sub-subseries description.
1.12.1: Biographical Material, circa 1928-1965
Biographical material contains ledgers, check stubs, estate records, driver's licenses, address books, addresses on index cards, records related to Hodges' death and last wishes, and other miscellaneous papers and notes. It is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Address Books and Calendars, 1930-circa 1963, undated
31
4-5
Addresses, Index Cards, undated
Housed in shoebox.
31
6
American Women's Voluntary Services, 1942-1944, undated
31
7
Drivers Licenses and Vehicle Registration, 1928-1958
31
8
Financial Records, 1955-1964, undated
31
9
Financial Records, 1961-1964
31
10
Floyd R. Hodges Estate, 1939-1963, undated
31
11
Funeral Register, 1965
31
12
Last Wishes, 1960
31
13
Miscellaneous Papers and Notes, undated
32
1
Obituary, 1965
32
2
Wallet Contents, undated
32
3
1.12.2: Correspondence, 1935-1962
The correspondence is mostly personal in nature and includes letters from Hans Hofmann and Katherine Drier, as well as family members and friends. There are numerous postcards sent by Hodges and Lillian Kiesler from their trip to Europe in 1950. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Description Container
Letters to Alice Hodges, 1935-1962
32
4
Postcards from Alice Hodges' and Lillian Kiesler's Trip to Europe, 1950
32
5
1.12.3: Exhibition Files, 1957-1962, undated
Exhibition files contains material related to Hodges' showings in galleries and exhibits, including posters, announcements, catalogs, press releases, photographs of artwork, and correspondence. Folders are arranged alphabetically by exhibition.
Description Container
Art U.S.A. (1958), 1958
32
6
James Gallery, 1957-1962, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 53.
32
7-8
Kootz Gallery, Stable Gallery, Downtown Community School, 1950, undated
32
9
Luks Class, undated
32
10
James Gallery Posters, 1957-1962, undated
Oversized material from Box 32, Folders 7-8.
OV 53
1.12.4: Printed Material, 1928-1964, undated
Included are newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, postcards, greeting cards, and magazine articles and brochures for Hodges Gardens. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material or subject.
Description Container
Clippings, 1929-1964, undated
32
11
Exhibition Announcements, 1949-1950, undated
32
12
Exhibition Catalog, Milton Avery, 1947, undated
32
13
Exhibition Catalog, Jean Dubuffet, 1944-1960, undated
32
14-15
Exhibition Catalog, Hans Hofmann, 1974
Oversized material housed in Box 51, Folder 1.
32
16
Exhibition Catalog, Wassily Kandinsky, 1945-1956, undated
32
17
Exhibition Catalog, Loren MacIver, 1949-1961
32
18
Exhibition Catalog, Piet Mondrian, 1945-1948
32
19
Exhibition Catalogs, Various, 1938-1960, undated
32
20
Greeting Cards, undated
32
21
Hodges Gardens, 1959-1960, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 51, Folder 2.
32
22
Postcards, 1928, undated
32
23
War Poster, 1941
32
24
Exhibition Catalog, Hans Hofmann, 1974
Oversized material from Box 32, Folder 16.
51
1
Hodges Garden Brochure, undated
Oversized material from Box 32, Folder 22.
51
2
1.12.5: Writings, 1923-1960, undated
The writings of Alice Hodges include journals, handwritten notes and essays on loose paper, and a manuscript for a children's book, "Great Big Little Horse Tim." Hodges' illustrations for the children's book are located in Artwork, 1938-1980, undated (Sub-subseries 1.12.7). Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Journals, 1923-1958, undated
32
25-26
Letter to the Editor, New York Times, 1960
33
1
Writings, 1940-1941, undated
33
2-3
Writings, "Great Big Little Horse Tim", undated
See also Box 34, Folder 2.
33
4
1.12.6: Miscellaneous Files, 1934-1963, undated
Found are folders of a variety of subjects, each of which there are few materials. It includes brochures and information about various art schools, correspondence and records from Hodges' involvement in the Committee for Dolia Lorian, various personal items (2 framed photographs, 1 framed drawing, 1 engraved initials stamp, 1 napkin ring, 2 pins), a scrapbook of about Lillian Olinsey's teaching career, printed material and notes from travels to Europe and Mexico, and records from the United States Treasury War Bond Art Auction in 1945. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Art Schools, 1934-1956, undated
33
5
Committee for Dolia Lorian, 1952-1954, undated
33
6-10
Lawrence Ladd, Research, 1959, undated
33
11
Personal Items, undated
7 items housed in shoebox.
33
12
Scrapbook on Lillian Olinsey Teaching, 1945-1955, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 51, Folder 4.
33
13
Travels, Europe, 1950, undated
33
14-16
Travels, Mexico, 1963, undated
33
17
United States Treasury War Bond Art Auction, 1945, undated
33
18
Scrapbook on Lillian Olinsey Teaching, 1945-1955, undated
Oversized material from Box 33, Folder 13.
51
4
1.12.7: Artwork, 1938-1980, undated
Artwork contains original work by Hodges and others, materials related to Hodges' art collection, and an inscribed monograph about Hans Hofmann. Of interest are rolled up drawings and text created by Hodges for a children's book called "Great Big Little Horse Tim" and greeting cards made by Hodges and Lillian Kiesler. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Artwork by Alice Hodges, 1959, undated
33
19
Donated to Provincetown Art Association, 1980, undated
33
20
Drawings and Notes from Others, undated
33
21
Drawings and Notes from Others, 1951-1954, undated
34
1
"Great Big Little Horse Tim", undated
Housed in shoebox; see also Box 33, Folder 4.
34
2
Greeting Cards by Alice Hodges and Lillian Olinsey Kiesler, undated
34
3-4
Hodges Art Collection, 1938-1963, undated
34
5
Monograph, Hans Hofmann, circa 1965
Oversized material housed in Box 51, Folder 3; Inscribed by Hofmann.
34
6
Sketches and Sketchbook, undated
34
7
Hans Hofmann, circa 1965
Oversized material from Box 34, Folder 6; Inscribed by Hofmann.
51
3
1.12.8: Photographic Material, circa 1910s-1950s
Personal photographs of travel, family and friends are the primary materials found here. There are 31 rolled negative strips in metal canisters of Frederick Kiesler sculptures, Provincetown and Hans Hofmann, Wellfleet, Empire State Music Festival (1955), and travels to Colorado and Europe. Some of the negatives may be printed and found in this sub-subseries or in Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2000 (Subseries 1.13) in Series 1. Negatives are labeled either on the canister or on the paper wrapper around the negatives. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Description Container
Personal, circa 1910s-1950s
34
8
Reproductions of Artwork, undated
34
9
Travel, 1934-1950, undated
34
10
Slides, Travel, undated
34
11
Rolled Negative Strips of Artwork, Travel, Hans Hofmann, and Miscellaneous, 1941-1955, undated
See also Box 47.
34
12
Camera Lens Filters, undated
See also Box 47.
34
13
Rolled Negative Strips of Artwork, Travel, Hans Hofmann, and Miscellaneous, 1941-1955, undated
Items from Box 34, Folder 12; 31 items.
47
Camera Lens Filters, undated
Items from Box 34, Folder 13; 5 items.
47
1.13: Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2000, undated
This subseries contains photographs and negatives spanning most of Lillian Kiesler's life. Photographs are mostly black and white and color snapshots of her friends and family at events and at home. Also found are candid photos of Hans Hofmann, Alice Hodges, Frederick Kiesler, and Alcopley. Photographs are filed first with folders arranged alphabetically by subject. Followed are other types of photographic material arranged alphabetically.
Description Container
Artwork, "Kiesler and Wife" by Will Barnet, circa 1963-1965
34
14
Artwork, Frederick Kiesler, Damaged, 1980
34
15
Artwork, Lillian Kiesler, 1981, 1990, undated
34
16
Artwork, Others, circa 1960s-1990s
34
17
Events
Frederick Kiesler Exhibition, Andre Emmerlich Gallery, 1978
34
18
Frederick Kiesler Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989
34
19
Frederick Kiesler Reception, Gotham Bookmart (contact sheets), 1966
34
20
Frederick Kiesler Retrospective, Museum Moderner Kunst, 1988
34
21
Inside the Endless House Publication Party, circa 1967
34
22
John Little Funeral, Green River Cemetery, 1984
34
23
Lillian Kiesler Lecture at Cooper Union, 1983
34
24
Events
Miscellaneous Events, Openings, and Functions, 1958, circa 1960s
35
1
Miscellaneous Events, Openings, and Functions, 1980s
35
2
Miscellaneous Events, Openings, and Functions, 1990s
35
3
Family and Friends
Al Copely, 1956
35
4
Andres, Jo, and Steve and Lucian Buscemi, 1988-2000, undated
35
5
Charlton, Maryette, circa 1927-1994, undated
35
6
Charlton, Maryette, Greeting Cards, 1969-1994, undated
35
7
Charlton, Shannon B. (Etna Barr), 1965, 1983
35
8
Godchildren of Lillian Kiesler, 1972-2000, undated
35
9-10
Hodges, Alice, circa 1930s-1950s
35
11
Hofmann, Hans, circa 1930s-1950s
See also Box 30, Folders 18-19.
35
12
Scott, undated
35
13
Weiler, Max, 1990-1993, undated
35
14
Winslow, Kirk, 1972-1993, undated
35
15
Family and Friends, circa 1920s-1940s
35
16-17
Family and Friends, circa 1930s-1940s
35
18-23
Family and Friends, 1941
35
24
Family and Friends, circa 1950s
35
25
Family and Friends, circa 1960s
35
26
Family and Friends, 1966
35
27
Family and Friends, 1966-1967
35
28
Family and Friends, 1968
35
29
Family and Friends, 1969
35
30
Family and Friends, 1970s
35
31-35
Family and Friends, 1980s
36
1-2
Family and Friends, 1980-1981
36
3
Family and Friends, 1980-1983
36
4
Family and Friends, 1983-1985
36
5
Family and Friends, 1990s
36
6-16
Family and Friends, 2000
36
17
Family and Friends, undated
36
18-19
Kiesler, Frederick, 1926-1965, undated
36
20
Kiesler, Frederick, "1750 House" and "Sunshine" (with Alice Hodges), circa 1930s-1940s
36
21
Kiesler, Frederick, Buildings, 1965
36
22
Kiesler, Frederick, Furniture (at home of Ron Warren), 1995
36
23
Kiesler, Frederick, Sculptures, 1981, undated
36
24
Kiesler, Frederick, Storage, 1968, 1996
36
25
Kiesler, Frederick, Yale School of Art and Architecture, 1967
36
26
Kiesler, Lillian, circa 1940s-2000
36
27-28
Kiesler, Lillian, Hands, circa 1930s
36
29
Kiesler, Lillian, Performances, 1978-1994, undated
36
30
Kiesler, Lillian, Portraits, 1930s-2000
37
1-2
Kiesler, Lillian and Maryette Charlton, 1979-2001, undated
37
3
Kiesler, Lillian and Students, circa 1944, undated
Oversized materials housed in Box 52, Folder 3.
37
4
Miscellaneous, 1930s, 1960s, 1975, 1993, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 52, Folder 2.
37
5
Miscellaneous Contact Photos, undated
37
6
Photographs by Paula Court, 1993-1998
37
7
Places, Japan, 1969
37
8
Places, New York City, 1987-1999, undated
37
9
Places, Schooley's Mountain, 1968-1999, undated
37
10
Places, Unidentified, undated
37
11
Album, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 52, Folder 1.
37
12
Negatives, Family and Friends, circa 1920s-1940s
37
13
Negatives, Family and Friends, circa 1930s-1940s
37
14
Negatives, Family and Friends, 1941
37
15
Negatives, Frederick Kiesler Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989
37
16
Negatives, Unidentified, undated
37
17
Slides, undated
37
18
Tintypes, 1939, undated
37
19
Album, Cataloging of Johnson Estate, undated
Oversized material from Box 37, Folder 12.
52
1
Miscellaneous, 1983, undated
Oversized material from Box 37, Folder 5.
52
2
14 matted and signed photos of Lillian Kiesler with Students of Woodward School Outdoor's "Ketching Trip," photos by Nancy Clements, circa 1940s-1950s
Oversized material from Box 37, Folder 4.
52
3
1.14: Sound and Video Recordings, 1978-2001, undated
Sound and video recordings include recordings of productions in which Lillian Kiesler performed, and music, film, or live stage performances written, directed, or performed by friends. Recordings are on 2 sound discs (vinyl), 32 sound cassettes, 3 sound tape reels, 3 sound discs (CD), and 17 videocassettes (VHS). Folders are arranged by format, then alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
"Paul's Boutique" and "Polly Wog Stew," Beastie Boys, 1982, 1989
2 Sound discs (vinyl)
Inscribed sleeve, Michael Diamond. Oversized material housed in Box 50, Folder 6.
37
20
Sound Cassettes
(Housed in shoebox)
"Amor Elusive Empty August," Lucia Dlugoszewski, 1980
1 Sound cassette
37
"Arts Forum," Maryette Charlton and Lillian Kiesler interviewed by John Hagan, 1978
1 Sound cassette
37
Astrologist Reading, 1992
2 Sound cassettes
See also Box 2, Folder 3.
37
"Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science," Cassettes 1 and 2, 1999
2 Sound cassettes
37
"Beautiful Bird Sounds" from "The Hinger," Rebecca Moore, 1994
1 Sound cassette
See also Box 12, Folder 17.
37
"Burgess and Jonathan Meredith: Us Too!", undated
1 Sound cassette
37
Interview with Maryette Charlton, Lillian Kiesler and Jane Smith conducted by Carole Laidlow, 1990
1 Sound cassette
37
"Dance," Hillary Easton, undated
1 Sound cassette
37
"Dreaming Out Loud," Jo Andres, undated
1 Sound cassette
See also Box 12, Folder 15.
37
"Get a Life", 1994
1 Sound cassette
37
Jay Gottlieb, undated
1 Sound cassette
37
Jay Gottlieb Russian Recital, MOMA Paris, 1993
1 Sound cassette
37
Kiesler (side 1) and Elliot (side 2), undated
1 Sound cassette
37
Lillian Kiesler Reads Poems of Frederick Kiesler, 1996
1 Sound cassette
37
"On Theater," Lillian Kiesler and Maryette Charlton, 1994
2 Sound cassettes
Two copies.
37
"Pierce Sever," Lucia Dlugoszewski, 1980
1 Sound cassette
37
Reading of James Purdy's "Green Knowledge," and "Mozo Lobo", 1986
1 Sound cassette
37
Diane Thome, 1984
1 Sound cassette
37
Readings with Joel Thome, 1979-1989
10 Sound cassettes
See also Box 2, Folder 3.
38
1
Unlabeled Tapes, Henry Cowell (1996) and piano music, 1996, undated
1 Sound cassette
38
2
"Admiral Charcoal's Song" by Rebecca Moore, 1995
1 Sound discs (CD)
38
3
"Code One: Fourteen Parts," Cindy Lubar Bishop and Peter Girard, 2000
1 Sound discs (CD)
38
4
"Hello Nasty" by Beastie Boys, 1998
1 Sound discs (CD)
38
5
"Anais" by Diane Thome, undated
1 Sound tape reel
38
6
Lucia Dlugoszewsky, undated
1 Sound tape reel
38
7
"Sunflower" by Diane Thome, 1979
1 Sound tape reel
38
8
"The Afterglow: A Tribute to Robert Frost" from Burgess Meredith, undated
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
38
9
"Black Kites" directed by Jo Andres, undated
2 Videocassettes (VHS)
38
10
"The Dancer Revealed" by Martha Graham, 1994
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
38
11
Dances by Hilary Easton, 1991
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
38
12
"Documentation of Some Installations," Judith Barry, 2001
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
38
13
"Hans Hofmann, Reflections by Former Students", undated
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
39
1
"In Memoriam: Leone A. Elliott," The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1996
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
39
2
Kiesler Prize footage from Ken Saylor, Vienna, 2000
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
See also Box 13, Folder 18 and Box 20, Folder 6.
39
3
"Letters from Hans Hofmann: A Reading by Lillian Kiesler," and "Ancestors" by Jo Andres, 1993
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
See also Box 29, Folders 12-13.
39
4
M. Schmidt Live Shoot, "The Promiscuity of Time" and "Dances," Jo Andres, 1989
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
39
5
"Martha Graham" by Agnes de Mille, 1999
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
See also Box 12, Folder 19.
39
6
Millennium Monument World Peace Bell, 1998
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
See also Box 14, Folder 2.
39
7
"The Three Muses" Lillian Kiesler, Jane Smith, and Maryette Charlton Reading Gertrude Stein's 'The Making of Americans", 1990
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
39
8
"Toshiko Takaezu: at Home," Hunterdon Museum of Art, 1998
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
39
9
The University of Iowa Museum of Art 25th Anniversary Celebration, Tapes 1 and 2, 1994
2 Videocassettes (VHS)
39
10
Oversized sound recordings from Box 37, 1982, 1989
2 Sound discs
50
6

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