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Series 1 | A Finding Aid to the Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939, 1960 | Digitized Collection

Oscar Bluemner papers, 1886-1939, 1960

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Series 1: Biographical Material, 1886-circa 1937
0.2 linear feet
Box 1, OV 9

Biographical documents include a handwritten note by Bluemner, titled "My Documents: 1867-to date", which was found among his biographical papers, a two-page autobiographical essay, "Account 1892-1905", annotated by Bluemner, a handwritten chronology of events from 1893 to 1906, and a list of published writings from 1892 to 1918. Various certificates and awards include diplomas, marriage and citizenship certificates, licenses to practice architecture, and photo-reproductions of a medal Bluemner received while a student in Berlin. Other items of note are his essay "Plans for Study" which was attached to his Guggenheim Fellowship application, and detailed technical diagrams of his studio easel. Additional documents consist of legal and membership records.
Items are arranged by type of material and chronologically within each folder.
This series has been scanned in its entirety except for one envelope containing dried flowers.

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