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Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1997

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4.1: Writings by Rudolph Schaeffer , 1910-1987

Writings by Rudolph Schaeffer include manuscripts for published and unpublished articles and drafts, notes, and manuscripts of several unpublished books including Collected Lectures of Rudolph Schaeffer on Color and Design, Color and Design, Prismatic Color Theory, and Rhythmo-Chromatics, all undated. Diaries include a volume recording Schaeffer's 1936 trip to Japan. 42 volumes of journals, compiled between 1954 and 1987 become progressively more introspective and focused on the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. They contain entries on a wide range of subjects including lists of errands, invitation lists, class notes, drafts of letters, notes including staff assignments and staff meetings, autobiographical notes and reminiscences, and musings on religion and philosophy. Also extant are notes and texts for lectures and talks given at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design and many other venues, as well as notes on philosophy, color, and miscellaneous topics.
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Articles, 1918-1973, undated
2
48
"Rhythmo-Chromatic Design and the Creative Process", 1974
19
6
Books (unpublished)
Collected Lectures of Rudolph Schaeffer on Color and Design, undated
2
49
Color and Design, undated
2
50
Prismatic Color Theory, undated
2
51
Rhythmo-Chromatics, undated
2
52-54
Diaries
Vol. 1: Japan, July 1936
Oversized Volumes 2-3 housed in Box 15
3
1
Journals
Oversize, Jan. 24 - Feb. 23, 1942
21
1
Vol. 1:, Dec. 6, 1954 - Oct. 6, 1955
3
2
Vol. 2:, Oct. 8, 1955 - Oct. 23, 1956
3
3
Vol. 3:, Nov. 1, 1956 - Dec. 23, 1957
3
4
Vol. 4:, Jan. 13, 1958 - Jan. 24, 1959
3
5
Vol. 5:, Jan. 29, 1959 - Jan. 1, 1960
3
6
Vol. 6:, Nov. 21, 1959 - May 2, 1960
3
7
Vol. 7:, May 7 - Dec. 9, 1960
3
8
Vol. 8:, Jan. 5 - July 2, 1961
3
9
Vol. 9:, July 4, 1961 - Feb. 2, 1962
3
10
Vol. 10:, Feb. 5 - Aug. 7, 1962
3
11
Vol. 11:, Sept. 5, 1962 - March 26, 1963
3
12
Vol. 12:, March 26 - Dec. 15, 1963
3
13
Vol. 13:, Jan. 4 - Sept. 16, 1964
3
14
Vol. 14:, Sept. 19, 1964 - May 18, 1965
3
15
Vol. 15:, June 1, 1965 - March 29, 1966
3
16
Vol. 16:, March 29, 1966 - Jan. 18, 1967
3
17
Vol. 17:, Jan. 3, 1967 - Jan. 31, 1968
3
18
Journal, Apr. 3 - May 5, 1968
19
7
Vol. 18:, Feb. 12, 1968 - March 3, 1969
3
19
Vol. 19:, March 8, 1969 - June 4, 1970
3
20
Vol. 20:, March 4, 1969 - Jan. 19, 1970
3
21
Vol. 21:, June 9 - Dec. 15, 1970
3
22
Vol. 22:, Jan. 5, 1971 - Feb. 7, 1972
4
1
Vol. 23:, Jan. 31 - Nov. 13, 1972
4
2
Vol. 24:, Jan. 15 - May 14, 1973
4
3
Vol. 25:, May 15 - Sept. 1973
4
4
Vol. 26:, Sept. 23, 1973 - Feb. 26, 1974
4
5
Vol. 27:, March 4 - Dec. 16, 1974
4
6
Vol. 28:, Jan 6 - Aug. 20, 1975
4
7
Vol. 29:, Sept. 19, 1975 - March 11, 1976
4
8
Vol. 30:, June 28, 1976 - March 29, 1977
4
9
Vol. 31:, Aug. 10, 1977 - July 1, 1978
4
10
Vol. 32:, Sept. 8, 1978 - Sept. 16, 1979
4
11
Vol. 33:, Sept. 21, 1979 - May 12, 1980
4
12
Vol. 34:, July 1980 - Dec. 1, 1981
4
13
Vol. 35:, Jan. 19 - June 16, 1982
4
14
Vol. 36:, Aug. 11, 1982 - Dec. 20, 1983
4
15
Vol. 37:, Aug. 1 - Nov. 16, 1983
4
16
Vol. 38:, Jan. 1 - March 16, 1984
4
17
Vol. 39:, April 18 - Sept. 13, 1984
4
18
Vol. 40:, Nov. 23, 1984 - Feb. 5, 1985
4
19
Vol. 41:, Aug. 10, 1985 - Jan. 12, 1986
4
20
Vol. 42:, March 29, 1986 - March 9, 1987
4
21
Lectures
Pre-dating Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, circa 1910, undated
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22
Pre-dating Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, circa 1914
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8
Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1920s-1980s, undated
5
23-39
Oversize, Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, 1965
21
2
Other Venues, 1920s-1983, undated
5
40-45
Lists of Faculty and Staff, 1981-1984
5
46
Miscellaneous Writings, 1930-1984, undated
5
47
Notebooks
Vols. 1-4, 1920, undated
5
48
Vol. 5 ("Quotations," "Basic Principles," "Application of Principles," Miscellaneous), 1935, 1979, undated
5
49
Notes on Color, 1937
5
50
Notes on Philosophy, 1937-1944, undated
5
51
Notes, Miscellaneous, 1931, undated
6
1-4
Radio Talks, 1935-1952, undated
6
5
School Catalog (draft), 1982
6
6
Oversized Vol. 2 and 3 from Box 3, Folder 1, Jan. - Aug., 1940
15

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