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Rudolf Arnheim papers, 1919-1998

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1940-1998
4.4 linear feet
Boxes 1-5

This series consists of professional correspondence with colleagues, students, editors, publishers, universities, and art institutions on the subjects reflecting Rudolf Arnheim's diverse personal interests. The bulk of the correspondence falls under general categories created by Rudolf Arnheim: Architects, Art Historians/Critics, Dance, Film, Psychiatrists, Television, etc. Notable correspondents include Josef Albers, Gordon Allport, Joseph Campbell, Gyorgy Kepes, Hans Richter, Alice Sheldon, and B.F. Skinner, as well as American Society for Aesthetics, Harvard University, University of Michigan, Museum of Modern Art, and the New School of Social Research.
Correspondence is arranged in two different ways to reflect the original order. The chronological correspondence is at the beginning of the series. The second part of the correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order by subject or name, then chronological order thereafter. Individuals and institutions with especially voluminous correspondence often have their own folders. Otherwise individual names are integrated into the subject correspondence. Arnheim's subject headings and original order have been retained.
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Undated Correspondence, circa 1940-circa 1950
1
12
Chronological Correspondence, 1932-1939
1
13
Chronological Correspondence, 1940-1949
1
14-19
Chronological Correspondence, 1950-1955
1
20-25
Chronological Correspondence, 1956-1959
1
26-30
Chronological Correspondence, 1960-1962
1
31-36
Chronological Correspondence, 1963-1964
1
37-43
Chronological Correspondence, 1965-1967
1
44-50
Chronological Correspondence, 1968
1
51-54
Chronological Correspondence, 1969
1
55-60
Chronological Correspondence, 1970
1
61-64
Chronological Correspondence, 1971
1
65-69
Chronological Correspondence, 1972-1973
1
70-73
Chronological Correspondence, 1974-1977
1
74-77
Chronological Correspondence, 1977-1980
1
78-82
Chronological Correspondence, 1980-1984
2
1-6
Chronological Correspondence, 1984-1987
2
7-11
Chronological Correspondence, 1988-1989
2
12-18
Chronological Correspondence, 1990-1991
2
19-23
Aesthetics and Philosophy, circa 1968-1978
2
24-26
Aesthetics and Philosophy, 1978-1987
2
27-29
Aesthetics and Philosophy, 1988-1997
2
30-32
American Federation of Arts, circa 1964-1965
2
33
American Federation of Arts, 1967-1974
2
34
American Society for Aesthetics, circa 1958-1980
2
35-37
American Society for Aesthetics, 1981-1985
2
38-40
American Society for Aesthetics, 1986-1995
2
41-42
Architects and Architecture, 1964-1977
2
43-46
Architects and Architecture, 1978-1988
2
47-50
Architects and Architecture, 1988-1998
2
51-53
Art Educators and Art Education, 1969-1977
2
54-57
Art Educators and Art Education, 1977-1983
2
58-61
Art Educators and Art Education, 1984-1990
2
62-65
Art Educators and Art Education, 1991-1997
2
66-68
Art Historians and Art Critics, 1946-1977
2
69-72
Art Historians and Art Critics, 1977-1980
2
73-76
Art Historians and Art Critics, 1981-1985
2
77-80
Art Historians and Art Critics, 1985-1989
2
81-84
Art Historians and Art Critics, 1989-1992
2
85-88
Art Historians and Art Critics, 1993-1997
2
89-93
Art Therapy and Art Therapists, 1970-1980
3
1-3
Art Therapy and Art Therapists, 1980-1985
3
4
Art Therapy and Art Therapists, 1985-1995
3
5-6
Artists, 1967-circa 1979
3
7-10
Artists, circa 1980-1984
3
11-14
Artists, 1984-1987
3
15-18
Artists, 1987-1990
3
19-22
Artists, 1990-1997
3
23-27
A, Miscellaneous, 1976-1996
3
28
Behrens, Roy, 1991-1997
3
29-31
Boyers, Robert, 1971-1979
3
32
Brasseur, Lee, 1988-1994
3
33
British Journal of Aesthetics, 1991-1997
3
34
Burckhardt, Oliver, 1995-1997
3
35
B, Miscellaneous, 1990-1997
3
36
Critical Inquiry, 1977-1986
3
37-38
C, Miscellaneous, 1990-1995
3
39
Dance, 1946-1978
3
40
Dance , 1978-1996
3
41
Design Issues
, 1993-1994
3
42
D, Miscellaneous, 1989-1994
3
43
Edgerton, Sam, 1974-1975
3
44
E, Miscellaneous, 1989-1997
3
45
Film, 1940-1971
3
46
Film, 1972-1981
3
47-49
Film, 1981-1991
3
50
Filmmakers, 1992-1995
3
51
F, Miscellaneous, 1990-1995
3
52
Gay, John and Marie, 1992-1997
3
53-54
Getty Center, 1987-1991
3
55
G, Miscellaneous, 1993-1997
3
56
Harvard University, 1960-1969
3
57-58
Harvard University, 1969-1974
3
59-61
Harvard University, 1974-1989
3
62-64
Harvard University, 1990-1997
3
65-66
Hatano, Kanji, circa 1958-1977
3
67
Hatano, Kanji, 1978-1989
3
68-70
Hatano, Kanji, 1989-1995
3
71-72
Heath, Tom, 1972-1984
3
73-75
Heath, Tom, 1985-1992
3
76-78
Heath, Tom, 1992-1997
3
79-80
H, Miscellaneous, 1991-1997
3
81
Institute for the Humanities, 1989-1996
3
82
Japan Fulbright Trip, circa 1959-1982
3
83-85
Journal of Aesthetic Education, 1992-1997
3
86
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1994-1997
3
87
J-K, Miscellaneous, 1990-1996
3
88
Language and Culture Discussion Group, 1987-1997
3
89
Law Professors, 1996-1997
3
90
Lectures and Conferences, 1962-1972
3
91-93
Lectures and Conferences, 1972-1973
3
94-95
Lectures and Conferences, 1973-1976
4
1-5
Lectures and Conferences, 1976-1979
4
6-10
Lectures and Conferences, 1979-1981
4
11-15
Lectures and Conferences, 1981-1983
4
16-20
Lectures and Conferences, 1983-1985
4
21-25
Lectures and Conferences, 1985-1986
4
26-30
Lectures and Conferences, 1986
4
31-34
Lectures and Conferences, 1987-1990
4
35-39
Lectureships - Visiting, 1965-circa 1973
4
40
Lectureships - Visiting, 1974-1979
4
41-43
Leonardo
, circa 1972-1984
4
44-47
Leonardo
, 1985-1990
4
48-51
Leonardo
, 1990-1997
4
52-53
Letters of Recommendation, 1953-1964
4
54
Letters of Recommendation, 1965-1988
4
55
L, Miscellaneous, 1992-1993
4
56
Miller, Arthur L., 1986-1997
4
57-58
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, circa 1982-1989
4
59-62
Museum of Modern Art, 1974-1985
4
63-65
Music and Musicians, circa 1972-1979
4
66
Music and Musicians, 1980-1988
4
67-68
Music and Musicians, 1989-1991
4
69-70
Musicians and Musicologists, 1992-1997
4
71-72
M, Miscellaneous, 1984-1997
4
73
New School for Social Research, 1956-1962
4
74-76
New School for Social Research, 1963-1977
4
77-78
Nivola, Claire, 1992-1994
4
79-81
Nivola, Claire, 1995-1997
4
82-83
N, Miscellaneous, 1987-1997
4
84
O, Miscellaneous, 1988-1995
4
85
Pariser, David - Undated, circa 1974-circa 1990
4
86
Pariser, David, circa 1974-1983
4
87-89
Pariser, David, 1984-1990
4
90-91
Pariser, David, 1990-1997
4
92-93
Petheo, Bela, 1983-1991
4
94-95
Petheo, Bela, 1993-1997
4
96
Psychiatrists, 1970-1977
4
97
Publishers, circa 1961-1979
4
98
Publishers, 1981-1983
4
99-102
Publishers, 1983-1985
4
103-106
Publishers, 1985-1987
5
1-4
Publishers, 1987-1988
5
5-8
Publishers, 1989-1992
5
9-10
P, Miscellaneous, 1993-1995
5
11
R, Miscellaneous, 1989-1996
5
12
Sarah Lawrence College - Undated, circa 1950-circa 1986
5
13
Sarah Lawrence College, circa 1950-1958
5
14-17
Sarah Lawrence College, 1958-1967
5
18-19
Sarah Lawrence College, 1967-1986
5
20-21
Schaefer-Simmern, Henry, 1945-1961
5
22
Schaefer-Simmern, Henry, 1962-1973
5
23
Schaefer-Simmern, Henry, 1973-1979
5
24-26
Shedd, Ben, 1992-1997
5
27
Sheldon, Alice, 1955-1967
5
28
Sheldon, Alice, 1967-1973
5
29-30
Sheldon, Alice, 1974-1985
5
31
Sowers, Robert, circa 1959-1983
5
32
Sowers, Robert, 1983-1989
5
33-34
Stini, Stephen Grenier, 1984-1988
5
35-37
Stini, Stephen Grenier, 1993-1997
5
38-39
S, Miscellaneous, 1988-1997
5
40
Television, 1971-1981
5
41-43
T, Miscellaneous, 1989-1997
5
44
United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1963-1968
5
45-46
University of California Press, 1954-1968
5
47
University of California Press, 1969-1978
5
48-51
University of California Press, 1978-1981
5
52-55
University of California Press, 1981-1984
5
56-59
University of California Press, 1984-1986
5
60-63
University of California Press, 1986-1989
5
64-68
University of California Press, 1990-1995
5
69-73
University of Michigan, 1974-1981
5
74-77
University of Michigan, 1981-1986
5
78-81
University of Michigan, 1987-1996
5
82-83
V, Miscellaneous, 1991-1993
5
84
Ward, John, 1978-1987
5
85-87
W, Miscellaneous, 1991-1995
5
88

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