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Philip Stein papers regarding David Alfaro Siqueiros, 1933-2012

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 7 series:

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Series 1: Correspondence , 1934-2010
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1

Philip Stein's correspondence is both professional and personal in nature. Diana Zykovsky Anhalt wrote about American expatriates in Mexico during the McCarthy era and Stein was concerned with the accuracy of Anhalt's representation of his activities. Correspondence with Angelica Arenal de Siqueiros, and Adriana and Robert Siqueiros is mostly in Spanish, and relates to Stein's research for Siqueiros, His Life and Work. Correspondence with Graciela de Arenal, also in Spanish, is of a personal nature. The Raphael Cruz Arvea correspondence involves the translation of Stein's book. David Siqueiros' correspondence include letters from the Communist Party and a photocopy of a letter from Diego Rivera.
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Diana Zykovsky Anhalt, 1995-2006
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1
1
1
Angelica Arenal de Siqueiros, 1963-1990
1
2
Graciela de Arenal, 1977-2004
1
3
Raphael Cruz Arvea, 1998-2007
1
4
Adriana Siqueiros, 1989-1995
1
5
David Alfaro Siqueiros, 1934-1953
1
6
Robert Siqueiros, 2005
1
7
Philip Stein, 1955-2010
1
8-9

Series 2: Interviews , 1977-1994
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

Included in this series are casette recordings of an interview with Adriana Siqueiros, Siqueiros' daughter, conducted by Charles Keller and Stanley Faulkner and four interviews with Angelica Siqueiros, his wife.
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Adriana Siqueiros, 1994
1 Sound cassette
1
10
Angelica Siqueiros, 1977-1980
4 Sound cassettes
1
11

Series 3: Writings , 1937-2006
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

Writings by Stein, Siqueiros and others are in English and Spanish and include audiovisual and digital materials. The materials concern Siqueiros' view of the development of public art in Mexico and the relation between Mexican muralism and the Mexican Revolution. There are speeches by Siqueiros given to the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico and the Central University of Caracus (Venezuela). Writings by Siqueiros largely concern his position on "his assault of the house of Leon Trotsky" and mass mailing letters regarding his relase from prison in 1964. Found are Stein's notes, four notebooks (with occasional drawings), two journals, jottings, and "final drafts" relating to Siqueiros.
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Jorge Fernandez Vazquez, "Sigueiros y Su Relacion con los Pinteros del Cono Sur", Master's Thesis, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (2006), Digital Documents, Audio Recordings and Presentation, 2005-2006
0.021 Gigabytes
12 computer files
ER01
Mayer Sasson, Programa Aniversario Siqueiros", New School, 1996
1 videocassettes (vhs)
1
13
David Siqueiros, Speeches, circa 1950
1
14
David Siqueiros, Writings, 1937-1960
1
15
Philip Stein
Philip Stein, Journals, 1973-1980
1
17
"David Alfaro Siqueiros, Tal y Como Lo Conoci,", after 1958
1
16
Miscellaneous Writings, 1953-1956
1
18
"Perspective Notes", circa 1940s-circa 1950s
1
19
Notebook, Research re: Mexico, Siqueiros, and Mural Painting, circa 1960s- circa 1970s
1
20
Notes, circa 1950s- circa 1980s
1
21
"Philip Stein, Siqueiros I, First Draft", before 1994
1
22
"Philip Stein, Siqueiros II, Second Draft", before 1994
1
23
Talk on Siqueiros, 1994
1 Sound cassette
1
24
Writings by Others, Miscellaneous, circa 1951-2003
2
1-2

Series 4: Subject Files and Research Files , 1933-2009
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3

Files include materials relating to Philip Stein's exhibitions, as well as materials concerning Diego Rivera and Jackson Pollock. There are FBI files for both Stein and Siqueiros. Also found are articles by Hugo Gellert and a transcript of an interview with him, and items by scholar, Larry Hulburt and Mark Vallen, artist-activist. In addition to sketches by Stein, there are clippings relating to the Hollywood Strike of 1946, clippings and material concerning the "assault on Leon Trotsky," and notes and clippings covering the 1960 Siqueiros trial. Further, there are materials regarding Stein's book The Mexican Murals (1984), correspondence and commentary on Siqueiros, His Life and Work (1994) and materials from the 1996 symposium on Siqueiros, "Otras Rutas Hacia Siqueiros."
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Luis Arenal, 1933-1980s
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3
FBI Files on David Alfaro Siqueiros (photocopies), 1943-1965
2
4
FBI Files on Philip Stein (photocopies), circa 1980
2
5
"Free Siqueiros" Materials, 1961-1964
2
6
Freedom of Information Act Research, 1984-1997, 1930
2
7-8
Hugo Gellert, 1967-1998
2
9
Hollywood Strike, 1990, 1945-1947
2
10
Larry Hulburt, 1974-1977
2
11
Jackson Pollock, 1981-2002
2
12
Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, 1960s-1970s
2
13
Diego Rivera, 1948-1998
2
14
San Miguel de Allende, 1948-1949, 1996-2006
2
15
Symposium, "Otros Rutas Hacia Siqueiros", 1995-1996, 1979
2
16
Siqueiros Book, 1955-2009
2
17
Siqueiros Trial, 1960-1968
2
18
Philip Stein, 1953-2005
2
19
Philip Stein, "The Mexican Murals", 1979-2005
2
20
2
19
Leon Trotsky Assassination Attempt, 1994-1996
2
21
Mark Vallen/Art-For-A-Change , 2003-2007
2
22
Vietnam Anti-War Activities, 1969
2
23
White Chapel Exhibition, Siqueiros, 1997
2
24

Series 5: Printed Material , 1939-2009
0.7 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3, 5

Printed material includes a folder of political fliers from the early 1950s, some signed by the "Frente de Pintores Revolucionarios de Mexico" and more recent announcements of events relating to Siqueiros and political action. Found are articles in Spanish by Siqueiros from the newspaper, Excelsior, and articles by othrs relating to muralism and general political developments. There also are exhibition announcements, catalogs and price lists relating to Siqueiros' artwork. Lastly, there is a collection of Mexican periodicals with articles pertaining to Siqueiros' life and work.
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Book Excerpts about Siqueiros, 1970s-1980s
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25
Clippings, 1950-2005
2
26-27
Clippings, Siqueiros, 1950-2007
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28-29
Conference Announcement and Fliers, 1953-2007
3
1
Excelsior Newspaper Articles by Siqueiros, 1949-1950
3
2
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1950-2009
3
3
Exhibition Catalogs, Announcements, and Price Lists, Siqueiros, 1962-2004
3
4
Miscellaneous Printed Items, 2008
3
5
Periodicals, 1961-2006
3
6
"Planeta Siqueiros de JOSE RAMON Mikelajauregui", 1995
1 videocassettes (vhs)
3
7
Oversized Miscellaneous Periodicals (from Box 3, Folder 6), 1939-1970
5
1

Series 6: Photographic Material , 1933-2005
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 3-5

Many of the photographs of Siqueiros, Stein, and others identify those present with notes in English. Siqueiros is shown with his artwork, with his grandfather, with Stein, and at events. There are both portraits of Siqueiros and Angelica Renal de Siqueiros and digital prints of Stein with family or friends. Also found are numerous photographs and slides of Siqueiros' and Steins' artwork. Some photographs are in digital format.
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"Angelica" and Artwork Slides, 1960s-1970s
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8
Artwork by Siqueiros and Stein , 1933-2001
19 Slides
includes slides; oversized material housed in Box 3, Folder 9
3
9-11
Mural Book, 1962-1979
3
12
Places, 1966-1968
3
13
Robert and Cristella Siqueiros, "Photos with Gertrude and Philip Stein", Digital Photographs, 2006
0.011 Gigabytes
Six computer files
ER02
Siqueiros, Stein and Others, 1927-circa 2000
3
15
Slides of Siqueiros' Murals, Easel Paintings, and Miscellaneous Artwork , circa 1960s-circa 2000
4
3
Oversized Artwork Siqueiros and Stein (from Box 3, Folder 9), 1933-2001
5
2

Series 7: Sound, Video, and Film Recordings , circa 1967-2012
1.3 Linear feet
Box 3-4, FC 6-9

The sound and video recordings appear to include documentary presentations.
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Siqueiros Murals, 1973-1977
2 Film reels
Labels read "Mexico Siqueiros" and "Murals 74 and 77 Mexico"
Super 8 mm
Motion picture film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 6-7
3
16
Life and Times, PBS KCET TV, Digital Video Recording, 2005
0.132 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER03
"Mexican Murals"; "Sp War Murals"; "Mex Arqueolist"
1 Videocassette
3
18
Interview of Philip Stein on Siqueiros (April 4, 2005), Digital Video Recording, 2006
3.72 Gigabytes
Nine computer files
ER04
Siqueiros Murals, 1972-1975
2 Film reels
Super 8 mm
Motion picture film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 8-9
3
20
Unidentified Sound Recordings, 1967-1976
6 Sound cassettes
4
1-2
4 Motion Picture Film Reels from Box 3, folders 16 and 20
FC 6-9

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