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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.
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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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