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Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1997

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Series 7: Sound Recordings, 1949-1986
1.8 linear feet
Boxes 11-13

Recordings consist of audio cassettes and reels, along with a small number of transcripts. Most recordings are lectures by Schaeffer and others delivered at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. Other recordings include Rudolph Schaeffer playing the piano, and "Rudolph Schaeffer Day," a city-wide event in San Francisco commemorating Schaeffer's 100th birthday.
The series is arranged into 3 subseries:
7.1: Transcripts, undated
7.2: Cassettes, 1979-1986
7.3: Reels, 1949-1973
7.1:Transcripts, undated
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Transcripts of Selected Recordings (1937-1980), undated
11 (hol)
1-4
7.2:Cassettes, 1979-1986
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"Color" (parts 2-15), Lectures by Rudolph Schaeffer, 1979-1980
11 (hol)
5-7
"Rudolph;" "Rudolph Schaeffer Day;" "R. S. Piano," "R. S. at Home,", 1986, undated
11 (hol)
8
Unidentified Lectures (?) by Rudolph Schaeffer, March 24-May 12, 1980
11 (hol)
9
7.3:Reels, 1949-1973
Unless otherwise noted, reels are 7".
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"Art and General Semantics," Lecture by Chauduri, Feb. 16, 1959
12 (hol)
1
"Art in the Home" (parts 1 and 2), Lecture by William Gaskin, July 19, undated
12 (hol)
2
"Awareness," Lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, March 24, 1960
12 (hol)
3
"Awareness," Lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer (side 2), May 19; Art of Arrangement (course) Second Lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, Oct. 6, and Third Lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer ("Texture"), Nov. 3, 1960
12 (hol)
4
"Beatnick Poetry," Lecture by Dr. Frederick Spielberg, Feb. 18, 1960
12 (hol)
5
Chinese Art Structure (summer course)
"Form, Color," July 26; Color and Revealing of Art Objects," July 27 (side 1); "Chinese Calligraphy and Its Influence on Chinese Painting," Lecture by William Wu, July 27 (side 2), 1973
12 (hol)
7
"Space," July 30; "Chinese Painters," Lecture by Howard Rogers, July 30; "Space, cont-d.," July 31; "Zen Bamboo Hall Prints," July 31, 1973
12 (hol)
8
"Holistic Philosophy," Lecture by Dr. Chowdery, Aug. 1, 1973
12 (hol)
9
"Finale," Aug. 3; "6 Courses of Chinese Art," Lecture by William Wu, Aug. 3, 1973
12 (hol)
10
"Contemporary Weavers: Light and Life in Weaving" (exhibition and lecture), Rudolph Schaeffer and A. D., Jan. 9, 1960
12 (hol)
11
"Fabrics and Fashions," Lecture by Hector Escabosa, July 11, 1957
12 (hol)
12
"Interior Design - Fine Art, Space, Light," Lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, Oct. 1, 1959
12 (hol)
13
"Japanese Rock Poems," Lecture by Dr. Frederick Spielberg, Oct. 15, 1959
12 (hol)
14
"Picasso's Yoga," Lecture by Dr. Frederick Spielberg, March 19, 1959
12 (hol)
15
"Plans for World Improvement,", undated
12 (hol)
16
"Principles of Design" (part 1), Lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, Oct. 29; "Elements of Design," Lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, Sept. 27 (first of a series on the Art of Design), 1959-1960
12 (hol)
17
Rudolph Schaeffer's Greeting to Students, Feb. 17, 1960
12 (hol)
18
"School Image," Discussion among Rudolph Schaeffer, Bill Goghen, Bill Allen, Jo Sinel, and Fred Frey, March 6, 1961
13 (hol)
1
Unidentified Lecture by Ciampi (parts 1 and 2), July 26, 1957
13 (hol)
2
Unidentified Lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, Feb. 28, 1949
13 (hol)
3
Unidentified Lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer (transcribed Nov. 2, 1961), undated
13 (hol)
4
Unidentified Lecture by Rudolph Schaeffer, undated
13 (hol)
5
Unidentified, undated
13 (hol)
6

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