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Peppino Mangravite papers, 1918-1982

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Series 3: Interviews with Artists , 1955, 1972
(Boxes 3, 8; 0.65 linear ft.; Reel 5881)

During the summer of 1955, sponsored by Columbia University, and with the assistance of the United States Information Agency, Mangravite traveled to England, France, and Italy, where he met with artists and scholars, and art department heads of several European universities to discuss Columbia University's plans for a new Art Center. He interviewed Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Giorgio De Chirico, Marino Marini, Henry Moore, Giorgio Morandi, Georges Rouault, and Graham Sutherland. Original audio recordings (7" reel to reel audio tapes) of all interviews except Giorgio Morandi are found here, along with excerpts of Mangravite's conversations with Braque, Chagall, De Chirico, Marini, and Morandi copied for radio broadcast (three 33-1/3 rpm lp recordings). Transcripts of all interviews are included, though there is no English translation of Rouault's interview. Each artist was also photographed with Mangravite on the day of his interview, except for Henry Moore who is represented by a single photograph taken circa 1955. The photographs are filed in this series.
In 1972, Mangravite recorded an interview with Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, and the two artists were photographed together on that occasion. No transcript of the recording is among the Mangravite papers.
Photographs of other artists are filed with Series 7: Photographs, and a manuscript "Language of the Hand and Eye: Artists on Art, Life, and Education," by Mangravite, based on his interviews with European artists, can be found with Series 4: Writings, Notes, and Lectures.
Interviews with artists are on reel 5881.
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"Columbia University's Proposal to Mr. Theodore Streibert, Director of the United States Information Agency, on Professor Peppino Mangravite's Mission Abroad,", 1955
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Notes, 1955
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"Professor Peppino Mangravite Reports to Dr. Grayson Kirk, President of Columbia University, on his interviews with artists and scholars in England, France and Italy, May, June, July and August, 1955,", 1955
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Transcripts
"Conversation with Georges Braque" (in French, with English translation and notes), June 19, 1955
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"Conversation with Marc Chagall" (in French, with English translation and edited copy), June 26, 1955
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"Conversation with Giorgio De Chirico" (in Italian, with English translation), July 9, 1955
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"Conversation with Marino Marini" (English translation), July 12, 1955
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"Conversation with Henry Moore" (with list of questions), June 7, 1955
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"Conversation with Giorgio Morandi" (in Italian, with English translation), July 13, 1955
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"Conversation with Georges Rouault" (in French, with list of questions), June 14, 1955
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"Conversation with Graham Sutherland,", June 6, 1955
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Sound Recordings
Braque, Georges, June 19, 1955
1 sound tape reel
1 sound discs (lacquer)
(see: Box 8)
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12
Chagall, Marc, June 26, 1955
1 sound tape reel
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De Chirico, Giorgio, July 9, 1955
1 sound tape reel
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Marini, Marino, July 12, 1955
1 sound tape reel
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15
Moore, Henry, June 7, 1955
1 sound tape reel
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Rouault, Georges, June 14, 1955
1 sound tape reel
1 sound discs (lacquer)
(see: Box 8)
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17
Sutherland, Graham, June 6, 1955
1 sound tape reel
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"Rufino Tamayo and Peppino Mangravite, Conversation in Tamayo's Studio, Mexico City,", Febraury 24, 1972
1 sound tape reel
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DeChirico, Giorgio; Morandi, Giorgio; and Marini, Marino, 1955
1 sound discs (lacquer)
(see: box 8)
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Photographs
Braque, Georges, June 19, 1955
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Braque, Georges, June 19, 1955
(duplicates)
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Braque, Georges and Mangravite, June 19, 1955
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Braque, Georges and Mangravite, June 19, 1955
(duplicates)
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Braque, Georges, Mangravite, and Darthea Speyer, June 19, 1955
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Braque, Georges, Mangravite, and Darthea Speyer, June 19, 1955
(duplicates)
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Chagall, Marc, June 26, 1955
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Chagall, Marc and Mangravite, June 26, 1955
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DeChirico, Giorgio and Mangravite, July 9, 1955
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Marini, Marino and Mangravite, July 12, 1955
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Moore, Henry, 1955
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Morandi, Giorgio, July 13, 1955
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Morandi, Giogrio and Mangravite, July 13, 1955
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Rouault, Georges and Mangravite, June 14, 1955
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Sutherland, Graham and Mangravite, June 6, 1955
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Tamayo, Rufino and Mangravite, February 24, 1972
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3 Sound Discs from Box 3
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