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Walter Pach papers, 1857-1980

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3.1: Writings by Pach , 1899-circa 1950s

Many of the handwritten and edited typescript versions of published and unpublished manuscripts found here are written on the backs of pages containing pencil figure studies by Pach, showing his dual concerns as an artist and writer.
The series contains the original 381 page typescript of Queer Thing, Painting with handwritten revisions; drafts of essays, and notebooks of addresses and lectures, circa 1920s-1950s, documenting classes which Pach taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University and the University of Mexico amongst others; and drafts of miscellaneous published and unpublished writings.
The series contains a 242 page bound manuscript, hand-written with illustrations and mounted photographs, entitled "A Course of Lectures on Aesthetics as Delivered by Professor Solomon Woolf and Doctor Leigh Hunt, Before the Senior Class, and as Noted by Walter Pach of Section Five."
Memoranda, fragments of writings and notes as well as a card index noting works of art can be found at the end of the series. A folder of lists includes one labeled "Fuchs Daumier" and one entitled "Collection of the Duc de Trévise, Galerie Charpentier, May 19, 1938" with art value or price.
The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of duplicates.
3.1.1: Addresses and Lectures, circa 1920-1951
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Address, Art Society of Independent Artists Dinner for John Sloan, 1941
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Address, Cultural Service of the U.S., circa 1951
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Address, Second Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion, circa 1940s
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Address, Fourth and Tenth Conferences on Science, Philosophy and Religion, circa 1940s
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Address, Symposium on the Art of Henri Matisse at the Museum of Modern Art, 1951
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Lecture Notes, circa 1940s
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Lecture Notes, Berkeley, circa 1920s
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Lecture Notes, Columbia University, 1937-1939
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Lecture Notes and Syllabus for "The Culture of Spain" Course, University of Mexico, 1922-circa 1940s
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Radio Talk for Station NJZ, "Shall We Move Europe to America?", 1932 November 30
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"Ten Lectures on 'Evolution in American Art'", 1950
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3.1.2: Manuscripts and Typescripts, circa 1920-circa 1950s
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"A Modernist in Greece", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"A New Found American Painter" (Essay on Jose Hermenigildo Bustos), circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"A New Outlook for American Art", circa 1936
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"American Art Today", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"Ananias Six Months Later", circa 1928-1929
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"Ananias Two Years After", 1930
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"Ancient Art Through Modern Eyes", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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Book Reviews, circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"Bryson Burroughs (1869-1934)", 1934
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"Catalogue of the Speyer Collection with Descriptive Notes by Walter Pach", 1925
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"Corot", circa 1950s
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"Dancing and Painting", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"French Art in the XIX Century", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"French Artists in the War", circa 1920
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"Gericault," First U. S. Exhibition, Marie Sterner Gallery, 1936
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"I Was Born in New York City in 1883...", Autobiographical Essay, circa 1935-1941
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"John B. Flannagan", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"Le Classicisme de Delacroix", circa 1940s
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"Le Mouvement Moderne Aux Etats-Unis", 1913
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Letters to Editors, circa 1947-1955
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"Mystery Stories in Art", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"New Found Values in Ancient America" Published in Parnassus, 1935
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"On Later Classics", circa 1950s
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On the Society of Independent Artists, circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"Outlines of Three Projected Articles by Walter Pach", 1948
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"Profiles: Live Things Stay Alive", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"Prometheus or the True Artist", 1935
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"Queer Thing, Painting," Draft, circa 1938
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"Queer Thing, Painting," Draft inc. Chapters 3-4, circa 1938
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"Queer Thing, Painting," Draft inc. Chapters 6-7, 9, circa 1938
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"Queer Thing, Painting," Draft inc. Chapter 16, circa 1938
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"Queer Thing, Painting," Draft inc. Chapter 17, circa 1938
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"Queer Thing, Painting," Draft inc. Chapter 24, circa 1938
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"Queer Thing, Painting," Draft inc. Chapter 29, circa 1938
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"Queer Thing, Painting," Photographs, circa 1938
Includes photo of Maurice Prendergast by M.D.C. Crawford and photo of J. Pierpoint Morgan by Pach Brothers
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"Raymond Duchamp-Villon", circa 1931
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"Renoir," Corrected Proof, circa 1950s
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"Renoir," Correspondence and Drafts, circa 1950s
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"Renoir," Plates, circa 1950s
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"Renoir, Rubens and the Thurneyssen Family", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"Reproductions and Originals at the Museum of Modern Art", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"Rough Prospects for a Magazine to be Called 'Ladies and Gentleman'", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"Sacred and Profane Art in the Wadsworth Atheneum...", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"Scopasian Head", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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Short Stories, circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"Six Tableaux D'Ingres Retrouves en Amerique", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"Some Paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec", 1917
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"Sur Pierre-Auguste Renoir", 1912
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"The Art Museum in America," Draft 1, circa 1940s
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"The Art Museum in America," Draft 2, circa 1940s
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"The Art Museum in America," Draft 3, circa 1940s
  • Introduction and Chapter 1
  • Problems and Theories
  • The Problem of the American Artist
  • Casts and Other Reproductions
  • The Museum and Education
  • The Museum and the Public
  • The Museum of the New World
  • Supplement: A List of Museums of Art in the United States
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"The Art Museum in America," Draft 4, circa 1940s
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: On Art Museums
  • Chapter 4: The Achievement
  • Chapter 5: Problems and Theories and The Problem of the American Artist
  • Chapter 5: The Museum and the Public
  • Chapter 6: The Museum of the New World
  • Supplement
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"The Art Museum in America," Fragments, circa 1940s
Oversized material housed in Box 9, Folder 3
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"The Century of Grace," Published in The Nation, 1935
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"The Child in the Work of Diego Rivera", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"The Choice of Artists in American Art", 1948
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"The Collection of John Quinn, Part One: The Collector", 1948
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"The Makers of Modern Art", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"The Oldest American University", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"The Outlook for Modern Art," Published in Parnassus, 1936
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"The Shilling Fund", circa 1946
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"Unknown Aspects of Mexican Painting", circa 1943
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"Van Gogh's Letters to Anton Van Rappard" Introduction, 1936
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"Variations in Consciousness (or Knowledge) During the Work of the Artist", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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"Vincent Van Gogh", circa 1936
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"Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890", 1936
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"Whitney Museum Symposium", circa 1920s-circa 1950s
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Oversized, "The Art Museum in America", circa 1940s
Oversized material scanned with Box 4, Folder 41
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3.1.3: School Writings, 1899-1912
"Lectures on Aesthetics" is Pach's bound manuscript entitled "A Course of Lectures on Aesthetics as Delivered by Professor Solomon Woolf and Doctor Leigh Hunt, Before the Senior Class, and as Noted by Walter Pach of Section Five."
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"Lectures on Aethsetics", circa 1903
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School Essays, 1899-1902
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School Notes, Biology Notebook, CCNY, 1903
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School Notes, "Lycee Charlemagne - Un Cours de Bonheur. L'Oeuvre de M. Henry Marx" Notebook 1, 1911-1912
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School Notes, "Lycee Charlemagne - Un Cours de Bonheur. L'Oeuvre de M. Henry Marx" Notebook 2, 1911-1912
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3.1.4: Fragments, Memos and Notes, circa 1910-circa 1950
Series includes bibliographic citations, price lists, notes on paintings, lists of people to see, notes for a report to Henry Allen Moe, expenses, notes from readings, recipes for gesso and glue, lists of plates for Faure's History of Art; and research notes on Delacroix, Renoir, and Courbet.
Also found is a set of index cards of artwork arranged A-Z by artist.
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Fragments, Memos and Notes, circa 1910-circa 1950s
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Index Cards of Artwork, A-J by Artist, circa 1910-circa 1950s
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Index Cards of Artwork, K-Z by Artist, circa 1910-circa 1950s
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Lists, circa 1910-circa 1950s
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