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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Many of the handwritten and edited typescript versions of published and unpublished manuscripts found here are written on the backs of pages containing pencil figure studies by Pach, showing his dual concerns as an artist and writer.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at Berkeley, Columbia University and the University of Mexico amongst others; and drafts of miscellaneous published and unpublished writings.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.

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