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Series 3 | A Finding Aid to the René d'Harnoncourt papers, 1921-1983

René d'Harnoncourt papers, 1921-1983

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Series 3: Writings, 1928-circa 1970s
0.4 linear feet
Box 1, OV 4

Published articles include “Pancho el Juguetero” (“Pancho the Toy Maker”) (1928) and “Las Artes Populares de México” (1930), both published in rare editions of
Mexican Folkways
, the latter including a cover; “The Mexican Exhibition” (
Design
, 1930); “The Loan Exhibition of Mexican Arts” (
Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
, October 1930); “Exposición de Artes Mexicanas” (
Boletín de la Unión Panamericana
, 1931); “Art and the People: First Steps of Approach” (
The American Magazine of Art
, 1933); “North American Indian Arts” (
Magazine of Art
, 1939); “Living Arts of the Indians” (
Magazine of Art
, 1941); “American Indian Art” (
Studio
, 1944); and “Arte Indio de Norte America,” Parts 1 and 2, written with Frederic H. Douglas (
Forma: Revisita de Arte
, 1943).
Also found here is the 1969 reprint of the expanded catalog for
Indian Art of the United States
(Museum of Modern Art, 1969), that d'Harnoncourt co-authored with Frederic H. Douglas; a photocopy of a foreword to
Music of the Sioux and the Navajo
(1953); a catalog written by d’Harnoncourt for the National Indian Institute,
El Arte del Indio en los Estados Unidos
(1943); and copies of two books of seminars/symposia,
The Changing Indian
(University of Oklahoma Press, 1942) and
The North American Indian Today
(University of Toronto Press, 1943) that both include papers by d’Harnoncourt: “Indian Arts and Crafts and their Place in the Modern World,” and “Function and Production of Indian Art.”
Typescripts are a foreword by d'Harnoncourt to
Mexican Constume: Twenty-five Color Plates and Text by Carlos Merida
(1941), and remarks on the subject of "Problems and Promise of Indian Arts and Crafts" (1958).
Writings by others include a draft (numbered #3) of "Ethnohistory of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the Department of the Interior" by Alice Marriott and Carol K. Rachlin; a typescript of a paragraph from
File on Spratling: An Autobiography
by William Spratling; and a typescript of paragraphs from
The Daybooks of Edward Weston
that relate to d'Harnoncourt.
DescriptionContainer
Published Writings
Articles, 1928-1944
Oversized material housed in OV 4
1
12-17
Articles, 1955
1
18
Book:
Indian Art of the United States (Museum of Modern Art
, 1941, 1969 reprint) by Frederic H. Douglas and René d'Harnoncourt, 1969
1
19
Catalog, 1943
1
20
Foreword, 1953
1
21
Seminar and Symposium Papers, 1942-1943
1
22-23
Typescripts, 1941, 1958
1
24
Writings by Others, circa 1970s
1
25
Oversized Published Writings, Articles from Box 1, Folders 12-17
OV 4

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