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Richard Haas papers, 1937-2012

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 8 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , 1990, 2009
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

Included with program for his father's memorial service are a few loose sheets with notes for Hass's remarks and the sketches he made for the program. Also found is a copy of the invitation to a dinner celebrating his wife's birthday.
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Family, 1990, 2009
1
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1964-2008
1 Linear foot
Box 1

Most of Haas's correspondence concerns professional matters such as commissions, lectures, publication permissions, teaching, and publicity. Correspondents include clients and potential clients, galleries, professional organizations, critics, artists, and architects. Also found is a small amount of personal correspondence that includes a few letters from his father and brother, invitations, and routine social correspondence.
Correspondence is arranged in rough alphabetical order. Additional correspondence is scattered throughout the subject files (Series 4).
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A, 1978-2008
1
2
B, 1978-2008
1
3
C, 1977-2008
1
4
D, 1980-2008
1
5
E, 1981-2008
1
6
F, 1964-2008
1
7
G, 1978-2002
1
8
H, 1977-2008
1
9
I-K, 1978-2008
1
10
L, 1987-2008
1
11
M, 1978-2008
1
12-13
N, 1978-2008
1
14
O, 1977-2004
1
15
P, 1979-2008
1
16-17
R, 1977-2008
1
18
S, 1978-2008
1
19-20
T, 1980-2008
1
21
U-V, 1972-2008
1
22
W, 1978-2008
1
23
Y-Z, 1975-2008
1
24
Unidentified, 1967-2008
1
25

Series 3: Writings and Notes , circa 1954-2012
0.8 Linear feet
Box 2

Richard Haas's writings include artist's statments, lecture notes, and travel diary, along with his student notes and papers. Notebooks include Uiversity of Minnesota class notes, writings on art topics and other stubjects, as well as general notes and lists. The majority of the college papers were written when Haas was a graduate student at University of Minnesota; though one or two may date from his undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin. The travel diary contains brief daily entries about a trip to China and Japan, October 8-Novemer 1, 2007. Entries dated December 25, 1911-January 13, 2012 record a trip to London, Abu Dhabi, Athens, Barcelona, and Rome. The volume's final few pages contain undated architectural drawings and Hyatt Home project notes, 2009.
Writings about Haas are the text of an exhibition catalog and a student paper.
Additional writings are found among the subject files (Series 4) and in several sketchbooks (Series 7).
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By Haas
College Papers, circa 1954-circa 1964
2
1-5
Lectures and Talks, 1983-1984, 1989-circa 2003, undated
2
6-7
Notebooks, circa 1961-circa 1990
2
8-21
Notes, Bennington College, circa 1975-circa 1979
2
22
Notes, California Trip, 1977
2
23
Notes, Miscellaneous, circa 1970s, undated
2
24
Statements, 1979, 1983, undated
2
25
Travel Diary, 2007, 2011-2012
2
26
About Haas - Manuscript of Exhibition Catalog, circa 1978-circa 1979
2
27
About Haas - Student Paper, 1980
2
28

Series 4: Subject Files , 1970-2011
2.2 Linear feet
Boxes 2-4

Subject files relate to Haas's professional activities and interests. They document his membership and participation in various organizations, relationships with galleries, and the writing and production of the catalogue raisonné of his prints.
Files are arranged alphabetically.
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AIA [The American Institute of Architects] Correspondence, 1978
2
29
Art Commission of the City of New York, 1978-1990
2
30
Break-Down Project Expenses, 1984
2
31
Brooke Alexander Inc., 1978-1986
2
32-37
"Buildings Reborn,", 1978
3
1
Catalogue Raisonné The Prints of Richard Haas: A Catalogue Raisonné: 1970-2004
Catalogue Raisonné, 2000-2004
3
2-3
Gifts, 2003-2005
3
4
Given/Sold, 1999-2000
3
5
Print Sale Records/Contract, 2003-2007
3
6
Promotion, 2005-2006
3
7
Research, Publishers, 1994-circa 2004
3
8
The Century Association, 1997-2011
3
9
The Century Association - Letters of Reference, 2003-2011
3
10
The Century Association - Logan Delany, Jr., 2005-2006
3
11
The Century Associaiton - Recommendations, 1985-1997
3
12
Cooper-Hewitt Museum Lecture and Exhibit, 1978-1982
3
13
Delahunty, 1979-1983
3
14
Exhibit at Rhona Hoffman Jan. 1990, 1989-1990
3
15
Exhibitions, 1978-1989
3
16-21
Flood, 1986-1988
3
22-23
Jeff Green, 1982
3
24
Haas-Sokolnikoff RTD [Rapid Transit District] Proposal, 1984
3
25
Interview, Barbaralee Diamonstein, 1978
3
26
Introduction to Great Walls of China by Frank Palaia, 1984
3
27
Itineraries, circa 1992-1996
3
28
Japan Exhibition, "The Trick", 1988-1990
3
29
John Nichols Printmakers and Publishers, 1984
3
30
John Skoze Prints, 1985-1989
3
31
Landmarks Preservation Commission Chelsea Report, 1970
3
32
Lecture Correspondence, 1982-1986
3
33
Mauss, Peter, 1983-1985
4
1
Nashville Talk, 1998
4
2
National Academy of Design, 2010-2011
4
3
Phone and Travel Sheets, circa 1989
4
4
Presentation, Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, 1985
4
5
Presentation, Interior Design Conference, Aspen, 1985
4
6
Presentation, International Muralists, Montreal, 1985
4
7
Prints Lent Out, 1983-1986
4
8-9
Public Art Fund, Inc., 1987-1988
4
10
Quincy Adams Garage, 1991
4
11
Recommendations, 1997-2003
4
12
Rhona Hoffman Gallery/Young Hoffman Gallery, 1983
4
13
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, 1983-1984, 1986
4
14-16
Rizzoli Book, 1979-1981
4
17-19
SALAI [Stencil Artisans League, Inc.] Convention, Chicago, 2005-2006
4
20
SCAD - Savannah College of Art and Design Lecture, 2005
4
21
School of Visual Arts, 1979-1984
4
22
Screens - Steve Gano, 1985
4
23
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1991
4
24
Speaking Engagements, 1989-1995
4
25
Squat Theatre, 1984-1985
4
26
Storefront for Art and Architecture, 1987
4
27
Texas Art Educators, 2000-2002
4
28-29
Texas Art Educators Magazine Cover Article, 2001
4
30
Trip to Israel, 1988
4
31
Trompe l'oeil Festival, Lodi, Italy, 2005
4
32
VAGA [Visual Artists and Galleries Association, Inc.], 1983
4
33
Walker Art Center, "Eight Artists - The Illusive Image,", 1979
4
34
Westchester Arts Council, 1990-2001
4
35
Young Hoffman Gallery (pre 1983), 1978-1981
4
36

Series 5: Printed Material , 1956-2012
1.2 Linear feet
Boxes 5-6

Printed material mentions Haas or contains reproductions of his work. Among the miscellaneous printed items are newsletters, calendars, press releases and publicity surrounding his work.
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Clippings, undated, 1964-2006
5
1-14
Exhibition Announcements, undated, 1963-2012
5
15-16
Exhibition Catalogs, 1976-2006
5
17-21
Lecture Announcements, 1977-1998, undated
5
22
Miscellaneous Printed Items, undated, 1975-2012
5
23-27
Periodicals, 1956-1988
5
28-30
Periodicals, 1994-2008
6
1-2
Print Advertisements, 1985-2000
6
3-4
Print Catalogs, 1972-2008
6
5
Reproductions, undated
6
6

Series 6: Artwork , 1954-2005
0.1 Linear feet
Box 6

Artwork consists of sketches and drawings. Those of Wyllie House and the dam at Taliesin were done when, as a teenager, Haas spent time at Taliesen with his stonemason great uncle who worked for Frank Lloyd Wright. Sketches and drawings done at meetings are identified portrait heads in pencil. Project studies are in pencil and ink. In addition to original drawings, some photocopies are interspersed.
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Wyllie House and Dam at Taliesin, 1954-1955
6
7
Hudson River Museum Board Meeting, undated
6
8
National Academy Sketches, undated, 2001-2002
6
9
Skowhegan Board Retreat, 2005 January 17
6
10
Project Studies, Unidentified, undated
6
11

Series 7: Sketchbooks , 1976-2009
0.5 Linear feet
Box 6

Sketchbooks (17 volumes) contain pencil drawings and sketches including a few in colored pencil; also found are some drawings in ink and colored marker, along with a few watercolor paintings. Many volumes contain writings and notes, including: an artist's statement, notes for Clement Greenberg's lecture at Bennington College, trip itineraries, a list of photographs ordered from the Library of Congress, travel expense records, and project notes.
Arrangement is chronological.
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Volume 1, undated
6
12
Volume 2, 1976
6
13
Volume 3, 1982
6
14
Volume 4, circa 1983
6
15
Volume 5, circa 1983
6
16
Volume 6, circa 1984
6
17
Volume 7, 1984
6
18
Volume 8, 1984
6
19
Volume 9, circa 1985
6
20
Volume 10, circa 1990s
6
21
Volume 11, 1990
6
22
Volume 12, 1996
6
23
Volume 13, 1998
6
24
Volume 14, 1998
6
25
Volume 15, 2003
6
26
Volume 16, 2007
6
27
Volume 17, 2008-2009
6
28

Series 8: Photographs , 1937-2006
0.1 Linear feet
Box 6

Photographs from Haas' childhood are snapshots of him with his siblings and parents. Studio portraits include a high school graduation picture and another taken while he was in the U.S. Army. Also found are views of Haas with his artwork and a group photograph of David Findlay Jr. Gallery artists. Photographs of probable relatives - most likely grandparents and parents - are unidentified. Among these family photographs are views of Haas's father and/or great uncle at their butcher shop in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
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Richard Haas, with Family and Colleagues, 1937-2006, undated
6
29
Relatives (?), undated, circa 1940-circa 1942
6
30

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