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Thomas Downing papers, circa 1946-1995

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Series 3: Writings , 1969-1986
0.4 Linear feet
Box 1

Writings include six notebooks that contain Downing's thoughts on art, occasional journal entries, and scattered drawings; loose notes; six annotated wall calendars; and short essays on a range of topics such as art theory, his observations about life, and Kenneth Noland. There are a few writings by others, such as poems by Sidney Wordell and Philip Romero's essay on "Thomas Downing: The Way of the Dot" (1979).
The material in this series is grouped together by document type, then arranged chronologically within each grouping, except for the essays which are arranged alphabetically by title. Writings by others are at the end of the series.
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Undated Notebooks, circa 1980-circa 1984
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25
Undated Notebook, circa 1980-circa 1984
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26
Notebook, 1980 August
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27
Notebook, 1980 September
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28
Notebook, 1984
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29
Annotated Calendar, 1969
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30
Annotated Wall Calendar, 1980
1
31
Annotated Wall Calendar, 1981
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32
Annotated Wall Calendar, 1982
1
33
Annotated Wall Calendar, 1983
1
34
Annotated Wall Calendar, 1985
1
35
Undated Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1972-circa 1985
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36-38
Miscellaneous Notes, 1973-1978
1
39
Miscellaneous Notes, 1979
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40
Miscellaneous Notes, 1980-1981
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41
Miscellaneous Notes, 1982-1985
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42
"Andevorante and Vatomandry", 1972
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43
"Human Race", circa 1972-circa 1984
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44
"Illusions", circa 1972-circa 1984
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45
"Inner Peace", 1984
1
46
"Ken", 1981
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47
"Lisa (Ego, Pride, Tension, Selfishness)", 1984
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48
"Madame Paquin", 1981
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49
Partial Autobiography, circa 1979
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50
"Red Room", circa 1972-circa 1984
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51
"Two Nine Three", 1979
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52
Writings by Others
"Thomas Downing: The Way of the Dot" by Phillip Romero, 1979
1
53
Poems by Sidney Wordell, 1984-1986
1
54
Preface to Memoirs by Louise Downing, 1981
1
55
Miscellaneous, 1981-1984
1
56

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