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Riva Castleman papers, 1871, 1930-2013

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Series 3: Writing Project Files , circa 1950-2013
3.1 Linear feet
Boxes 5-8

The writing project files are a highlight of this collection and include articles and essays, books and catalogs, book summaries, lectures and conferences, and notes. Nearly every folder contains typescript manuscripts, some of which contain further annotations. Additionally, many files contain contracts and related correspondence. Several of Castleman's books about contemporary printmaking are extensively documented, such as Prints of the 20th Century (1976) and American Impressions (1985), as are many of the catalogs she produced to accompany Museum of Modern Art exhibitions, including Jasper Johns: A Print Retrospective (1987) and The Prints of Andy Warhol (1990). Book summary files contain the original books as well as Castleman's notes. Assorted born-digital files are arranged toward the end of the series and contain a variety of writings, email correspondence, and email attachments.
Files are arranged into groupings by type, then chronologically.
Description Container Select
Articles and Essays
Assorted Articles and Essays, 1950s-1990s
5
7
New Directions in International Printmaking, 1965
5
8
Recollection by Fritz Glarner, circa 1965
5
9
The Print Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, 1968
5
10
Winter Moonlight, 1968
5
11
Jacques Villon, circa 1970
5
12
Skowhegan Graphic Series Essay, 1971
5
13
Encyclopedia of American Art Entries, 1971-1976
5
14
German Travel, circa 1979
5
15
Pierre Bonnard, 1980s
5
16
German Expressionism, circa 1985
5
17
Monroe Wheeler, circa 1950, circa 1988-1994
5
18
Collage Forms in Printmaking, 1991-1992
5
19
Julia Mangold (2000), 1989-2000
5
20
Collecting Surrealism in America, 1995-1996
5
21
New York Collects: Drawings and Watercolors 1900-1950 Entries, 1998
5
22
Not for Sale: Prints for American Embassies, 2001-2002
Includes born-digital material, see ER02
5
23
Not for Sale: Prints for American Embassies, Born-digital File, 2001
0.001 Gigabytes
1 computer file
ER02
William Lieberman, 2005
5
24
Ljubljana International Print Biennial, 1969-1971, 2009-2010
5
25
Books and Catalogs
Jasper Johns Lithographs (1970), 1970
Published copy only
6
1
Contemporary Prints (1973), 1970-1973
6
2-5
Prints of the 20th Century (1976), 1971-1979
6
6-10
Prints of the 20th Century (1976), Published Book, 1976
6
11
Prints of the 20th Century (1976), Revisions and Other Editions, 1976-1992
6
12
"Picasso: Master Printmaker", 1979
Correspondence and outline only
6
13
Printed Art: A View of Two Decades (1980), circa 1980
6
14
Jazz: Henri Matisse (1983), 1983-1985
6
15
Prints of Barnett Newman (1983), 1983
6
16
American Impressions (1985), 1983-1985
6
17
American Impressions (1985), 1983-1986
7
1-4
Jasper Johns: A Print Retrospective (1987), circa 1987
7
5-8
"Seeing is Believing" Book Proposal, 1988
7
9
The Prints of Andy Warhol (1990), 1989-1994
7
10-11
Seven Master Printmakers (1991), 1989-1991
7
12
A Century of Artists Books (1994), 1994-1995
7
13
Jasper Johns: After Holbein (1994), 1993-1999
7
14
Toulouse-Lautrec: Posters and Prints from the Collection of Irene and Howard Stein (1998), circa 1998
Includes born-digital material, see ER03
7
15
Toulouse-Lautrec: Posters and Prints from the Collection of Irene and Howard Stein (1998), Born-digital Files, 1980-1998
0.001 Gigabytes
20 computer files
ER03
Splendid Pages: The Molly and Walter Bareiss Collection of Modern Illustrated Books (2002), 2001-2002
7
16
Book Summaries
50 Years: Bauhaus, circa 1969
8
1
Graphik der Welt, circa 1971
8
2
Sovak Radierung, circa 1974
8
3
Lectures and Conferences
Assorted Lectures and Conferences, 1983-1992
8
4
Jasper Johns, 1987
8
5
"Breaking the Boundaries: Artist's Books Since 1945", 1997
8
6
Jackson Pollock, 2010
8
7
Notes and Fragments, 1980s-2000s
8
8-9
Notecards, circa 1980
8
10
Assorted Born-digital Writing Project Files, 1980-2013
0.005 Gigabytes
618 computer files
Files contain an assortment of writings, emails, email attachments, and notes related to writing projects, exhibitions, and other projects.
ER04
Assorted Born-digital Files, circa 1990
2 floppy discs
unable to transfer
8
11
Writings by Others
"A Coffee Chronology" by William H. Ukers, circa 1995
8
12
"The Book of Love" by Robert Indiana, circa 1996
8
13

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