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North Carolina Museum of Art, Black Mountain College Research Project, Research Files


The Black Mountain College Research Project (BMCRP) was conducted by the North Carolina Museum of Art from May 1, 1970 - February 14, 1973 and funded primarily by two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The purpose of the project was to gather information and materials for an exhibit on Black Mountain College and its contributions to the arts in the United States.The Research Files (Subseries 2) of the Black Mountain College Research Project were created by project staff for their own use in preparing for the exhibit. Most of the materials in these files are photocopies of items located in the Black Mountain College Records. Once photocopies were made they were rearr ... (more below)

Title

North Carolina Museum of Art, Black Mountain College Research Project, Research Files

Collection Number

61.12.2

Language

English

Physical Description
Boxes
17
Cubic feet
6.8
Abstract

The Black Mountain College Research Project (BMCRP) was conducted by the North Carolina Museum of Art from May 1, 1970 - February 14, 1973 and funded primarily by two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The purpose of the project was to gather information and materials for an exhibit on Black Mountain College and its contributions to the arts in the United States.

The Research Files (Subseries 2) of the Black Mountain College Research Project were created by project staff for their own use in preparing for the exhibit. Most of the materials in these files are photocopies of items located in the Black Mountain College Records. Once photocopies were made they were rearranged by project staff into subject categories, which are in many cases different from those found in the college records. However, since the focus of the project was only on the arts at BMC, the research files as gathered by the BMCRP do not reflect the total scope of information that is available in the Black Mountain College Records.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Western Regional Archives.

Creator

North Carolina Museum of Art

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Arranged by subject unless otherwise designated.


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by Ashley Yandle, April 10, 2002

Encoded by Ashley Yandle, April 24, 2002

This collection was processed with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Mary Emma Harris served as a consultant during the period of the grant.

Revised by Ashley Yandle, September, 2004




[Identification of item], 61.12.2, North Carolina Museum of Art, Black Mountain College Research Project, Research Files, State Archives of North Carolina, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, NC, USA.


 [see series description] During March-April, 2012, these records were moved from the State Archives building in Raleigh to the Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.

  1. Black Mountain College Records, 1933-1956  PC.1678, Martin Duberman Collection, 1933-1980  North Carolina Museum of Art, Black Mountain College Research Project [series description]

The Research Files (Subseries 2) were created by project staff for their own use in preparing for the exhibit. Most of the materials in these files are photocopies of items located in the Black Mountain College Records. Once photocopies were made they were rearranged by project staff into subject categories, which are in many cases different from those found in the college records. However, since the focus of the project was only on the arts at BMC, the research files as gathered by the BMCRP do not reflect the total scope of information that is available in the Black Mountain College Records. The types of photocopied materials found in the research files include correspondence, excerpts from minutes of faculty meetings, newspaper and magazine articles, programs, bulletins, brochures, newsletters, community lists, publicity flyers, examiners' reports, class schedules, etc. These materials are organized into general information about the college, summer sessions, departmental files, and files about people connected to the college. The files on individuals sometimes include original items, usually related to their work at the time of the research project. All of these materials are unrestricted and available for research.

Arranged by subject unless otherwise designated.


The Research Files (Subseries 2) were created by project staff for their own use in preparing for the exhibit. Most of the materials in these files are photocopies of items located in the Black Mountain College Records. Once photocopies were made they were rearranged by project staff into subject categories, which are in many cases different from those found in the college records. However, since the focus of the project was only on the arts at BMC, the research files as gathered by the BMCRP do not reflect the total scope of information that is available in the Black Mountain College Records. The types of photocopied materials found in the research files include correspondence, excerpts from minutes of faculty meetings, newspaper and magazine articles, programs, bulletins, brochures, newsletters, community lists, publicity flyers, examiners' reports, class schedules, etc. These materials are organized into general information about the college, summer sessions, departmental files, and files about people connected to the college. The files on individuals sometimes include original items, usually related to their work at the time of the research project. All of these materials are unrestricted and available for research.


  • Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
  • Art--Study and teaching--North Carolina--History--20th century.
  • Arts--Experimental methods.
  • College students--North Carolina--Social life and customs--20th century.
  • College teachers--North Carolina--Social life and customs--20th century.
  • Dance--Study and teaching--North Carolina--History--20th century.
  • Drama--Study and teaching--North Carolina--History--20th century.
  • Education, Humanistic.
  • Music--Instruction and study--North Carolina--History--20th century.
  • Universities and colleges--North Carolina--Curricula.

Box: 10  
Accreditation

27934
Administration

General
Scope and Content

Includes general information on the college, discussions of faculty appointments to offices and committees, list of faculty, creation of Interlude, the Institute of the New Sciences of Man, and faculty meeting minutes.

Structure
Scope and Content

Includes information on the incorporation of the college, general information on the administrative structure, various attempts at reorganization, the creation and role of the Community Council, photocopies of the Certificate of Incorporation of Black Mountain College Summer Institutes and the Final Certificate of Dissolution for the summer institutes.

Year-round Plan
Scope and Content

Debate about and eventual implantation of quarter system.

27938
Advisors

27939
American Seminar

Scope and Content

Seminar given at BMC during the summer of 1943. The purpose of the seminar was to introduce European refugee scholars and artists to American life and culture. Includes photocopies of newspaper articles, seminar schedule and roster of teachers.

27940
Beginning of BMC

Scope and Content

Includes publicity releases about the opening of BMC and documents dealing with the incorporation of the college.

27941
Bibliographies

Jargon
Scope and Content

Notes for the creation of a bibliography of Jargon publications. Includes notes organized by the last name of the author and by issue number.

Poets
Scope and Content

Notes for the creation of a bibliography of poetry and poets connected with Black Mountain College. Includes some references to the locations of original copies of works.

Publications
Scope and Content

Notes for the creation of a bibliography on books and articles written by or about members of the Black Mountain College community.

27945
Community lists

Scope and Content

Lists of faculty and students for various terms covering the period 1933-1950.

27946
Curriculum

Scope and Content

Lists of classes offered, lists of teachers and students registered for various classes, and minutes from faculty meetings discussing curriculum.

27947
Educational philosophy

Articles
Scope and Content

Newspaper articles about the educational philosophies espoused by Black Mountain College and its faculty.

Quotes
Scope and Content

Excerpts from letters, speeches, newspaper articles, and other sources concerning the role of arts education at BMC and the role of BMC in society.

Transcripts of faculty meetings
1936
Transcripts of faculty meetings
1937
Box: 11  
Transcripts of faculty meetings
1939-1944

27953
Enrollment

27954
Essays

Hunt, Whaley
Scope and Content

Photocopy of a short essay  "Black Mountain College, 1933-1956" by Whaley Hunt. Essay includes a brief history of BMC, with a list on prominent students and teachers, and articles about the deaths of John A. Rice and Charles Olson.

Kurtz, Kenneth
Scope and Content

Photocopies of two essays written by Kurtz, maybe as publicity pieces. Both have the title  "Black Mountain College."

Rice, John A.
Scope and Content

Photocopy of  "Black Mountain College" written by Rice ca. Jan. 1935.

Wooten, Wanda
Scope and Content

Photocopy of essay  "Black Mountain College" written by Wanda Wooten, a student at "Wilmington College". The paper is dated May 28, 1969.

27959
External relations

Scope and Content

Relations between BMC and various groups and institutions, including the town of Black Mountain, government agencies in charge of overseeing students on the G.I. or Korean Bill, Warren Wilson College, and Moore General Hospital.

27960
Faculty considered

27961
Faculty Crisis

1944
1944
Scope and Content

Correspondence, minutes from faculty meetings and other documents describing the events which lead to the resignation of 6 faculty members and the withdrawal of several students. The faculty members who resigned included: Paul Radin, Frances de Graaff, Elsa Kahl, Eric Bentley, Frederic Cohen, and Clark Foreman.

1949
1949
Scope and Content

Documents describing the events leading up to the resignations of Josef and Anni Albers, Theodore Dreier, Charlotte Schlesinger, and Trude Guermonprez.

27964
Financial issues

Scope and Content

Includes discussions of the college's financial problems, correspondence with the Whitney Foundation, minutes from faculty meetings, list of monetary gifts received, and budgets. Also includes materials concerning the search for grants, fund raising, faculty salaries, and bills.

27965
Grading and evaluation

Scope and Content

Excerpts from correspondence and faculty meeting minutes dealing with admission criteria, evaluation without the use of a grading system, student standings, meeting deficiencies in English grammar and mathematics and selection of outside examiners. Also includes excerpts from graduation examinations.

27966
Graduates
1933-1948

27967
Hiring policies

27968
Library

Scope and Content

Lists of materials in the BMC library, library funds, and documents dealing with the purchase of those materials by N.C. Wesleyan College.

27969
Life at BMC

Scope and Content

Excerpts from letters, articles, and other sources that describe the social life and intellectual atmosphere at BMC.

27970
Public Relations

Scope and Content

Includes information about the Committee on Public Relations, public relations plans, publications being solicited by BMC, and press releases.

27971
Publications

Black Mountain Review, The
Scope and Content

Photocopies of portions of  The Black Mountain Review.

General
Scope and Content

Minutes from faculty meetings, lists of related committees and their members, and a copy of  "A Case for Future Establishment of a Position as Publisher..." by Jonathan Williams.

Poetry
Scope and Content

Photocopies of portions of poetry publications printed at BMC. Includes  Babel 1 by Jonathan Williams,  Jargon 2 and  "un huh oh?" by Carroll Warner Williams.

Box: 12  
Publicity

1933-1936
1933-1936
Scope and Content

Photocopies of newspaper and journal articles about the college's origins, administrative structure, educational philosophy, work program, and other subjects.

1937-1939
1937-1939
Scope and Content

Photocopies of newspaper and journal articles about John Rice, educational philosophy, community events, college sports, work program and other subjects.

1940-1941
1940-1941
Scope and Content

Photocopies of newspaper and journal articles about changes in faculty, BMC as an example of "democratic education," work program, death of Mark Dreier, music and drama performances, lectures, art exhibitions, community news, etc.

1942-1949
1942-1949
Scope and Content

Photocopies of newspaper and journal articles about World War II, BMC as an example of "democratic education," changes in administration and faculty, visitors to BMC, fundraising, deaths of members of the college community, music and drama performances, art exhibitions, community news, etc.

1950s
1950s
Scope and Content

Photocopies of newspaper and journal articles about lectures, awards given to Lou Harrison, and the decline of the college.

1960-
Scope and Content

Photocopies of newspaper and journal articles written after the close of the college. Includes articles about the Black Mountain College papers, BMC's influence in education and the arts, and the decline of the college.

No Date

27983
Race Relations

Scope and Content

Photocopies dealing with the debate concerning the racial integration of BMC, race relations in Asheville (also in North Carolina and the South in general), and recruiting minority students.

27984
Radio Programs

27985
Rollins College

Scope and Content

Includes a report on the events at Rollins College by the American Association of University Professors, a response from the Committee of the Board of Trustees of Rollins College to the AAUP report, and articles about the founding of BMC.

27986
Student List

Scope and Content

Alphabetical list of students who took classes at BMC. Includes class information taken from course cards found in the Black Mountain College Records.

Abell - Bentley
Berger - Hamlin
Hanchett - Myers
Nacke - Stepner
Stetzel - Zhitlowsky

27992
Visitors Weeks, .
1940-1941

Scope and Content

Lists of sponsors, programs for performances and exhibitions, and promotional materials.

27993
William Joseph Catalog

Scope and Content

Catalog of materials loaned to the North Carolina Museum of Art by William Joseph. Includes information about the size, type, weave, color, design, and condition of loan items.

27994
World War II

Scope and Content

Address by Josef Albers made on June 12, 1940, information about the involvement of community members in the war effort, and plans for how to incorporate returning soldiers into the student body after the war.

Arrangement

Arranged by year.

Box: 13  
1937-1943
1937-1943

Scope and Content

Summer activities up to the first Summer Institute in 1944. Includes information on the Lake Eden Inn, work camps, and the first Summer Session in 1942.

27996
1944
1944

Scope and Content

Summer Session and the first Summer Music and Art Institutes. Contains information on curriculum, planning of the Institutes, faculty lists, publicity, publications, discussions on whether to admit minority students to the Institute, work camp information, concert programs, reactions and reviews.

27997
1945
1945

Scope and Content

Summer Quarter and Summer Music and Art Institutes. Includes publicity, publications, course and concert information, and public reactions.

27998
-- Design Programs
1945

Scope and Content

Includes copies of the BMC publication  Design, which was based on classes given during the Summer Art Institutes' design programs.

27999
1946
1946

Scope and Content

Summer Art Institute. Contains excerpts from the minutes of faculty meetings, faculty questions concerning the Summer Art and Music Institutes, work camp information, publicity, and concert programs.

28000
1947
1947

Scope and Content

Summer Session. Includes planning for the Institute, faculty issues, course lists, publicity, and concert programs.

28001
1948
1948

Scope and Content

Summer Session. Contains faculty lists, course lists, discussion about minority students, publicity, and concert programs.

28002
1949
1949

Scope and Content

Summer Session. Includes session planning, course lists, faculty lists, publicity and performance information.

28003
1950
1950

Scope and Content

Summer Session in the Arts. Includes faculty lists, course lists, performance information and programs.

28004
1951
1951

Scope and Content

Summer Session. Includes faculty lists, course information and programs.

28005
1952
1952

Scope and Content

Summer Session and Institute in the Arts. Contains faculty lists, course information, and programs.

28006
1953
1953

Scope and Content

Summer Institute in the Arts. Includes faculty lists and course descriptions.

28007
1954
1954

Scope and Content

Contains plans concerning the Summer Institute in the Arts and some faculty information.

28008
1956
1956

Scope and Content

Information about summer writing courses.

1982
Dance

Box: 14  
Administration
Scope and Content

Information concerning the nature of the Dance Department and its relationship with the other areas of study at BMC, particularly the Drama Department.

Curriculum
Scope and Content

Organized by year, includes registration information, schedules, excerpts from the Community Bulletin, and class rolls.

Faculty Considered
Programs
Scope and Content

Contains information about dance programs performed at BMC, performed outside of the college by BMC students, or attended by BMC students and faculty. Includes minutes from faculty meetings, excerpts from the Community Bulletin, and handbills.

1983
Drama

Administration
Scope and Content

Includes information on the role of drama at BMC and the larger community, the Drama Department's educational focus, requirements to graduate, evaluation criteria, examinations, and use of theater space.

Articles
Scope and Content

Includes newspaper and journal articles about the BMC Drama Department.

Budget
Buildings
Curriculum
Scope and Content

Organized by year, includes registration information, schedules, and some articles.

1933 - 1940/1941
1933 - 1940/1941
1941/1942 - 1956
1941/1942 - 1956
Dramatic readings
Events
Scope and Content

Information about drama related events on campus.

Faculty considered
Festivals and tournaments
Scope and Content

Includes Western North Carolina Drama Festival (Asheville, NC), Western North Carolina Dramatic Institute, North Carolina Dramatic Festival (UNC, Chapel Hill, NC) and other events.

Guests
Scope and Content

Includes invited guests, visitors, and outside graduation examiners.

Library
Movies
Scope and Content

Lists and descriptions of movies shown at BMC.

Radio Programs
Winter Theatre Institute
1952-1953

1984
Drama Productions

Scope and Content

Includes photocopies of correspondence, community bulletins, playbills, scripts, and other documents dealing with BMC dramatic productions and events in the Drama Department. See the College Publications series for original copies of playbills.

1934 Spring
1934 Spring
Scope and Content

 Obligato by John Rice.

1938 Spring
1938 Spring
Scope and Content

 Candida by George Bernard Shaw,  The Danse Macabre.

1938 Fall
1938 Fall
Scope and Content

 Bury the Dead by Irwin Shaw.

1939 Spring
1939 Spring
Scope and Content

 A Doll's House by Ibsen,  Let Me Have Air by John McCleery and John Evarts,  Ah, Wilderness by Eugene O' Neill.

1939 Fall
1939 Fall
Scope and Content

 Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets,  John Gabriel Borkman by Hendrik Ibsen.

1940 Spring
1940 Spring
Scope and Content

 Ah, Wilderness by Eugene O'Neill,  Macbeth by William Shakespeare,  The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden by Thornton Wilder.

1940 Fall
1940 Fall
Scope and Content

 Outward Bound by Sutton Vane,  The Boor [  The Bear?] by Anton Chekhov,  The Giant Stair by Steele,  Gloria Mundi by Brown.

1941 Spring
1941 Spring
Scope and Content

 The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov,  So Proudly We Hail by Mendez Marks,  Where the Cross is Made by Eugene O'Neill.

1941 Fall
1941 Fall
Scope and Content

 The Physician in Spite of Himself by Moliere,  Let Me Have Air,  Les Precieuses Ridicules (  The Affected Young Ladies).

1942 Spring
1942 Spring
Scope and Content

 Les Precieuses Ridicules (  The Affected Young Ladies),  Suppressed Desires by George Cram Cook and Susan Glaspell [?],  Riders to the Sea by Synge.

1942 Fall
1942 Fall
Scope and Content

 Shadow and Substance by Carroll,  Quare Medicine by Paul Greene,  The Time of Your Life by Saroyan, scenes from Shakespeare.

1943 Spring
1943 Spring
Scope and Content

 The Snow Falls Each Year by Erik Haugaard,  The Insanity of Love by Otis Levy,  Mr. Whitcomb and the Horse by Will Hamlin,  Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton,  The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere,  The Blue Bird by Maeterlinck,  The Elves and the Shoemaker by Charlotte Chorpenning,  Fixin's by Paul Greene,  Fumed Oak by Noel Coward,  The Stronger by August Strindberg.

1943 Fall
1943 Fall
Scope and Content

 The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

Box: 15  
1944 Spring
1944 Spring
Scope and Content

 Outward Bound by Sutton Vane,  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde,  Alien Corn by Sidney Howard,  The Stronger by August Strindberg,  A Matter of Husbands by Ferene Molnar,  The Private Life of the Master Race by Bertolt Brecht,  More Straw for the Scarecrow by Betty Kelley (Bobilin),  Food by William de Mille. Also contains information about the faculty civil war of 1944.

1944 Fall
1944 Fall
Scope and Content

 The Braggart Warrior by Plautus,  More Straw for the Scarecrow by Betty Kelley (Bobilin),  An Almost Lonely Christmas by Betty Kelley (Bobilin).

1945 Spring
1945 Spring
Scope and Content

 The Street Attends a Funeral by William Kozlenko.

1947 Spring
1947 Spring
Scope and Content

 In the Garden by [Gertrude?] Stein,  Aria Da Capo by Edna St. Vincent Millay,  Hello Out There by [William?] Saroyan.

1949 Summer
1949 Summer
Scope and Content

 Les Precieuses Ridicules (  The Intellectual Ladies) by Moliere,  The Death of Cuchulain by William Butler Yeats.

1950
1950
Scope and Content

 The Judgement by Franz Kafka,  Marriage on the Eiffel Tower by Jean Cocteau,  The Death of Cuchulain by William Butler Yeats,  Jonah by Paul Goodman,  Henry IV, Part One By William Shakespeare,  Noah by Andre Obey.

1951 Summer
1951 Summer
Scope and Content

 The Scapegoat by John F. Matthews.

1952 Fall
1952 Fall
Scope and Content

 Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia-Lorea.

1956
1956
Scope and Content

 Medea, Part One: the Maiden Head by Robert Duncan.

N.D.
Scope and Content

No date available.  Landscape with Figures,  The Portrait by Mendez Marks,  The Anniversary by Anton Chekhov.

1985
Languages

Faculty Considered

1986
Literature

Administration
Scope and Content

Includes discussions of curriculum issues, creation of a college literary magazine (The Black Mountain Review), creation of a college newsletter, and related issues.

Curriculum
Scope and Content

Includes registration information and class schedules.

1933 - 1938/1939
1933 - 1938/1939
1939/1940 - 1940/1941
1939/1940 - 1940/1941
1942/1943 - 1946/1947
1942/1943 - 1946/1947
1947/1948 - 1956
1947/1948 - 1956
Examinations
Scope and Content

Includes literature sections of graduation examinations for the years 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, and 1941. Also includes examiners' reports for William Foster Russell and Denis Rhodes.

Faculty Considered
Guests

1987
Music

Scope and Content

Early in the development of BMC, the goal of the Music Department was to provide a general acquaintance with musical literature through "historical knowledge and direct experience." Later, the Music Department served both educational and the entertainment roles at the college. Music Department faculty members were expected to not only teach the music students, but to tutor non-music students, and to give performances for the enjoyment and education of the greater school community.

Administration
Scope and Content

Information concerning the Music Department's educational focus, its role on campus, requirements to graduate, evaluation criteria, private lessons, nature of faculty positions, building music cubicles, debates and concerns of faculty and students.

Budget
Concerts
1930s
1930s
1940-1943
1940-1943
1944-1946
1944-1946
Box: 16  
1947-1952
1947-1952
Attended outside BMC
Scope and Content

Concerts given by non-BMC performers, given outside of the BMC campus, and attended by BMC students and faculty.

By Record
Scope and Content

Concerts given by playing a recording.

Performed Outside BMC
Scope and Content

Concerts by BMC students and faculty performed outside the BMC campus.

Curriculum
Scope and Content

Includes registration information and class schedules.

1933 - 1941/1942
1933 - 1941/1942
1942/1943 - 1956
1942/1943 - 1956
Examinations
Scope and Content

Includes music sections of graduation examinations and a letter of recommendation from John Evarts for Edith Vaill

Faculty Considered
Guests
Scope and Content

Including invited guests, visiting performers, outside graduations examiners, and their concerts.

Pianos
Scope and Content

Includes information on fund raising drives to buy pianos.

Radio Programs
Role on Campus
Surette Music Library

1988
Visual Arts

Scope and Content

In its division of the programs at Black Mountain College, the BMC Research Project included architecture in the Visual Arts department, along with the traditional arts. As a result, files concerning the student work program, which was closely related to the architecture classes, are also included in the departmental records for Visual Arts. Other areas of study which were included in the Visual Arts department are: art education, art history, ceramics, clothing design, design, drawing, furniture design, graphic design, industrial design, landscape architecture, leatherworking, painting, photography, printing, sculpture, weaving, and woodworking.

Art Department
Bauhaus
Articles
Scope and Content

Includes  "Is the Bauhaus Relevant Today" by Hans M. Wingler,  "The Bauhaus Tradition and the New Typography" by L. Sandusky,  "Bauhaus Dessau 1927-1930" by Hannes Meyer,  "Bauhaus" by Jane Fiske McCullogh,  "The exploration of the hypothesis that the Bauhaus had a substantial influence on Black Mountain College and some tentative conclusions" by Joanne Ellert, and  "The Haus of the Bauhaus Reconsidered."

Exhibitions
Gropius-Dearstyne Debate
Examinations
Scope and Content

Includes excerpts of minutes from faculty meetings, reports from outside graduation examiners, and copies of tests and examination questions.

Exhibitions
Addison Gallery of American Art
General
Faculty considered
Box: 17  
Harriett Engelhardt Memorial Collection of Textiles
Scope and Content

Includes object sheets and photocopies of minutes from Board of Fellows meetings, correspondence, lists of materials and purchase prices, and a Yale press release.

Museum of Modern Art
Scope and Content

List of BMC related exhibitions and articles on BMC related subjects.

Photography
Pottery Seminar
Scope and Content

The Pottery Seminar took place October 15-29, 1952. Includes photocopies of correspondence, list of participants, class schedule, minutes from Board of Fellows meeting, and a seminar program.

Theory
Scope and Content

Includes photocopies of articles on Abstract Expressionism.

Weaving
Scope and Content

Includes inventories of looms and other materials.

1989
Architecture

Scope and Content

Includes files on buildings, furniture and other materials designed and built by students and teachers. Also includes information on the two campuses, the move from the Blue Ridge property to the Lake Eden Property, and the work program.

Administration
Scope and Content

Includes acquisition of land for college, inventory of tools, correspondence, Federal Housing Authority buildings, and proposed design for the Pot Shop.

Construction
Scope and Content

Includes building requirements, copies of blueprints, correspondence with various construction companies. Also orders for furniture, silverware and other items.

Dormitory plans
Scope and Content

Correspondence and minutes from faculty meetings dealing with negotiations with Architects' Collaborative, plans for the buildings by Norman Fletcher, and an anonymous donation of $5000. Covers the years 1946-1947.

Exhibition
Scope and Content

Includes article and list of materials exhibited at the "Exhibit of the evolution of housing plans of Black Mountain Colege, November 1946."

Jalowetz House
Scope and Content

Designed by A. Lawrence Kocher.

Lake Eden Campus
Scope and Content

Drawings, articles, minutes from faculty meetings, correspondence, work assignment list, appraisal of BMC farm property, minutes from faculty meetings and "Summary table of number of people and space requirements." Includes information about the designs created by Walter Gropius and Marcel L. Breuer for the Lake Eden campus.

Music Cubicle
Studies Building
Articles
General
Scope and Content

Correspondence, sketches, an overview of the construction of the building, and information concerning the work program and the relocation of the college to the Lake Eden property. The Studies Building was designed by A. Lawrence Kocher.

Work plan
Scope and Content

Work plan with daily descriptions of the student work project during the construction of the Studies Building.

Work Program
Articles
General
Scope and Content

Includes history and organization of the "Community Work Program," building and repair needs, and correspondence.

Arrangement

Arranged by the name the individual used while at Black Mountain College.

Research files containing information gathered by the Black Mountain College Research Project about students, faculty members and visitors to Black Mountain College. Includes photocopies of newspaper and journal articles by or about individuals, resumes, minutes from faculty meetings, course descriptions, class schedules, correspondence, speeches, biographical notes, excerpts from college publications, brochures from exhibitions, concert announcements, salary information, and committee work.

Box: 18  
Albany, Richard

28113
Albers, Anni and Josef

Scope and Content

Includes newspaper articles that deal with arrival of the Albers at BMC.

28114
Albers, Anni

Articles
Scope and Content

Includes photocopies of newspaper and journal articles by or about Anni Albers.

General

28117
Albers, Josef

Articles
Scope and Content

Includes photocopies of newspaper and journal articles by or about Josef Albers.

Cincinnati Museum of Art
Scope and Content

Photocopies of materials held by the Cincinnati Museum of Art, mainly dealing with Albers' 1949 seminar and exhibit. Includes correspondence, newspaper articles, press releases and notes.

Exhibitions
1929-1941
Exhibitions
1942-1962
General
Scope and Content

Includes biographical information, addresses and statements by Josef Albers, interviews and correspondence.

28123
Alter, Donald

28124
Altman, Harold

28125
Ames, Winslow

28126
Amino, Leo

28127
Asawa, Ruth (Lanier)

Scope and Content

In addition to biographical information and information on her exhibitions, this file also contains newspaper articles dealing with the controversy over her "mermaid fountain" in Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco.

28128
Babcock, A.A.

28129
Baermann, Walter

28130
Bailey, David W.

28131
Baker, Betty

28132
Barnhart, Raymond

Box: 19  
Barnitz, Eric

28134
Bartoli, Lino

28135
Bauer, Marilyn (Greenwald)

28136
Bayer, Herbert

28137
Begay, Harrison

28138
Beidler, Margaret Grant

28139
Beidler, Paul

28140
Bell, Charles G.

Scope and Content

Includes photocopies of a reminiscence written by Bell in Sept. 1947 describing his experiences during the 1947 summer session.

28141
Bentley, Eric Russell

Scope and Content

Includes information about the faculty crisis of 1944.

28142
Bentley, Maja Tschernjakow (Apelman)

28143
Bergman, John

28144
Bliss, Robert Lewis

28145
Blumenau, Lili

28146
Bodky, Erwin

28147
Bolotowsky, Ilya

28148
Bovingdon, Derek

28149
Breeskin, Aydelyn

28150
Breitenbach, Josef

28151
Brett, Betty (Hamlin)

Scope and Content

Also includes information on Mary Brett (Daniels).

28152
Breuer, Marcel

Scope and Content

Contains information regarding Breuer's role as designer of the BMC campus and a graduation examiner.

28153
Brice, Carol

28154
Brink, Robert

28155
Brown, Sam

28156
Burchard, Charles

28157
Burchard, John

28158
Burnette, Alice

28159
Burtin, Will

28160
Cage, John

28161
Callahan, Harry

28162
Callery, Mary

28163
Carr, Cynthia

28164
Carter, Sydney

28165
Chamberlain, John

28166
Charlot, Jean

28167
Chenkin, Kirill

28168
Cohen, Frederic

Scope and Content

Includes information about Elsa Kahl.

28169
Cole, Dorothy (Ruddick)

28170
Cole, Peggy Bennett

28171
Corkran, David H.

28172
Creeley, Robert

28173
Cunningham, Merce

28174
Currier, Gwendolyn (Jamieson)

Box: 20  
D'Amico, Victor

28176
Dabbs, Maude (Haase)

28177
Dahlberg, Edward

28178
Davidoff, Judith

28179
de Creeft, Jose

28180
de Graaff, Frances

28181
de Kooning, Elaine

28182
de Kooning, Willem

28183
Dearstyne, Howard

28184
Dewey, John

Scope and Content

Dewey was a visiting lecturer in Education.

28185
Donenfeld, Ellie Harvey

28186
Dorn, Edward

28187
Dorner, Alexander

28188
Dreier, Mark

28189
Duncan, Robert

28190
Ehrmann, Marli

28191
Einstein, Alfred

28192
Evarts, John

28193
Farber, Viola

28194
Fax, Mark Oakland

28195
Feininger, Lyonel

28196
Fick, Jorge

28197
Field, Ralph Thomas

28198
Fiore, Joseph

Scope and Content

Fiore was both a student and a teacher at BMC. Includes mainly articles about his work as an artist, but also has some notes on BMC course descriptions.

28199
Flax, Jerome

28200
Fletcher, Norman

Scope and Content

Includes information about Jean Fletcher.

28201
Foster, Francis

28202
Frankenthaler, Helen

28203
Freeman, Margaret

28204
Fuller, R. Buckminster

General
Tensegrity article
Scope and Content

Photocopy of article on tensegrity written by Fuller and published in  Portfolio & Art News Annual, No. 4 1961.

28207
Gablik, Suzanne

28208
Godfrey, Eugene

28209
Goodman, Paul

28210
Goro, Fritz

28211
Gothe, Richard

Scope and Content

Taught Economics and Sociology and was a leading force in the student work program. File contains correspondence and articles dealing with the 1940 student work program and with the rumors that Gothe was a Nazi agent.

28212
Goulet, Lorrie Helen

28213
Graudan, Nikolai

Scope and Content

Includes information about Joanna Graudan.

28214
Green, Jesse D.

28215
Greenberg, Clement

28216
Greene, Balcomb

28217
Gregory, Mary "Molly"

Scope and Content

Teacher and resident farmer. File contains photocopies of correspondence and articles concerning the state of the BMC farm. Also includes original copies of art by Mary Gregory.

28218
Grippe, Peter

28219
Gropius, Walter

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence dealing with the Chicago Institute of Design and Gropius's visits to Black Mountain College.

28220
Guermonprez, Trude (Elsesser)

28221
Guston, Phillip

28222
Haas, Robert

Box: 21  
Haase, Lawrence

28224
Hahn, Hannelore (Stoumen)

28225
Hamada, Shoji

28226
Hamlin, Will

28227
Hansgirg, Fritz

28228
Harmon, Clifton Franklin

28229
Harrison, Lou

28230
Hayes, Bartlett

28231
Hayes, Roland

28232
Hedden, Mark

28233
Heinitz, Eva

28234
Hendrickson, George W.

Scope and Content

Includes graduation examination and evaluation, correspondence between Robert Wunsch and outside examiner Samuel Selden, and correspondence between Hendrickson and Ted Dreier.

28235
Herlihy, James Leo

28236
Herrmann, Jacqueline (Gourevitch)

28237
Hetherington, Vollmer

Scope and Content

Includes information about Louise Hetherington.

28238
Hillsmith, Fannie

28239
Holl, Harry

28240
Huss, Wesley

28241
Jalowetz, Heinrich

28242
Jalowetz, Johanna

28243
Jalowetz, Lisa (Aronson)

28244
Jamieson, Edward B.

28245
Jennerjahn, Elizabeth Schmitt

Scope and Content

Includes information about Warren "Pete" Jennerjahn.

28246
Jennerjahn, Warren Paul "Pete"

Scope and Content

Student teacher. Includes BMCRP questionnaire, correspondence dealing with the difficulty of getting W-2 forms from BMC, biographical sketch of Elizabeth Jennerjahn, etc.

28247
Johnson, Ray

28248
Joseph, William

Scope and Content

Includes a portfolio of photographs of works by William Joseph.

28249
Josephs, Phyllis (Thomas)

28250
Kadden, Lore (Lindenfeld)

28251
Kahl, Elsa

Scope and Content

Includes information about Frederic Cohen and the BMC Drama Department.

28252
Karnes, Karen

28253
Kauder, Hugo

28254
Kazin, Alfred

28255
Kelley, Betty (Bobilin)

28256
Keith, John A. H.

28257
Klein, Robert

Box: 22  
Kocher, A. Lawrence

Scope and Content

Includes articles by and about Kocher including a pamphlet titled "Homes to enrich our national standard of living", which discusses "planning and construction of a house for better living after the war."

28259
Kopp, Anatole

28260
Kremen, Irwin

28261
Krenek, Ernst

28262
Krueger, Ruthabeth (Marsh)

28263
Kuntz, Frances

28264
Kurtz, Kenneth

Curriculum
General

28267
Landreau, Tony

28268
Lanier, Albert

28269
Larsen, Hazel-Frieda (Archer)

28270
Lawrence, Jacob A.

28271
Leach, Bernard

28272
Leger, Fernand

28273
Leonard, Lotte

28274
Levi, Albert William

28275
Levy, Jerrold

28276
Liepmann, Klaus

28277
Lionni, Leonard

28278
Lindsley, Francis

Scope and Content

Includes information about Charles Halsey Lindsley.

28279
Lippold, Richard

28280
Lischer, Richard

28281
Litz, Katherine

Scope and Content

Includes information on the development of the Summer Dance Program and the role of dance at BMC.

28282
Loram, Hilda Margaret (Bailey)

28283
Lowinsky, Edward

Scope and Content

Includes information on Gretel Lowinsky.

28284
Lustig, Alvin

28285
Lynch, Patsy (Davenport Wood)

28286
MacKenzie, Warren

28287
Magruder, Elvine (V. V. Rankine)

28288
Malten, William

28289
Mangold, Frederick Rogers

Scope and Content

Includes information about Isabel Mangold, Frederick Rogers Mangold's positions as Secretary, Registrar, and coordinator of College operations.

28290
Marks, Mendez

Box: 23  
Martin, Bela

28292
Martin, Joseph Walford

28293
Masurofsky, Gregory

28294
Mayer, Franziska

28295
Mayhall, Jane

28296
McCandless, John

28297
Merrick, Elliott T.

28298
Metcalf, Cynthia Homire (Fick)

28299
Miller, Mary Ellan "Mickey"

28300
Miller, Ruth

28301
Moellenhoff, Anna

28302
Moore, Susan

28303
Morgan, Barbara

28304
Motherwell, Robert

28305
Muzenic, Nicholas

28306
Nelson, Jessie Ann (Engle)

28307
Neumann, J.B.

28308
Newhall, Beaumont

28309
Noland, Kenneth

28310
Oates, Andrew

28311
Olson, Charles

Correspondence
General
Scope and Content

Includes biographical sketches, course descriptions, faculty meeting minutes, and articles about Charles Olson.

Writings
Scope and Content

Includes photocopies of: essay  "Projective Verse;" excerpts from  Letter for Melville; speech  "written to be read AWAY FROM the Melville Society's 'One Hundredth Birthday Party' for MOBY-DICK at Williams College, Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-4, 1951;" poem  "Anecdotes of the Late War;" Oyez literary review of  The Special View of History; softcover edition of  Apollonius of Tyana: A Dance with Some Words, for Two Actors (the original play was printed at Black Mountain College, Summer 1951).

28315
Oppenheimer, Joel

28316
Oscar, Charles

28317
Ozenfant, Amedee

28318
Page, Don

28319
Panofsky, Erwin

28320
Paul, Leslie (Symington)

28321
Penn, Arthur

28322
Pessl, Yella (Sobotka)

28323
Pinchuk, Rene

28324
Pollet, Elizabeth

28325
Prestini, James

28326
Radin, Paul

28327
Rand, Paul

28328
Randall, George

28329
Rauschenberg, Robert

28330
Reckendorf, Angelica

28331
Reed, Alexander (William F.)

Scope and Content

Includes photocopy of  Design and the Idea by Allen Tucker.

28332
Regensteiner, Else

28333
Rhodes, Daniel

28334
Rice, Dan

28335
Rice, Frank

Box: 24  
Rice, Jack

28337
Rice, John A.

Articles
Scope and Content

Newspaper articles about John Rice.

General
Scope and Content

Includes faculty meeting minutes, biographical sketch, and correspondence.

Writings
Scope and Content

Photocopies of typescript for the play  Obligato and journal article  "Fundamentalism and the Higher Learning" by John A. Rice (  Harper's Magazine, 1937).

28341
Richards, Mary Caroline "M.C."

28342
Richter, Donald

28343
Robertson, Ronald

28344
Rondthaler, Theodore

28345
Rosenfeld, Issac

28346
Rosenfeld, Sylvia

28347
Rudofsky, Bernard

28348
Schawinsky, Xanti

Exhibitions
General

28351
Schlesinger, Charlotte

28352
Schmitt, Elaine (Urbain)

28353
Schoenberg, Arnold

28354
Seelye, Mary-Averett

28355
Seidler, Harry

28356
Sessions, Roger

28357
Shahn, Ben

28358
Sherman, Richard

28359
Siegel, Arthur

28360
Siegel, Ellen

28361
Sihvonen, Joan Couch (Loveless)

28362
Sihvonen, Olavi

28363
Siskind, Aaron

28364
Slater, Elizabeth Jane (Marquis)

28365
Sly, Allan Bernard

Scope and Content

Also includes Elizabeth Ware Sly.

28366
Snelson, Kenneth

28367
Stamos, Theodoros

28368
Steinau, Morton J.

28369
Stepner, Bacia (Edelman)

28370
Steuermann, Edward

28371
Stix, John

Box: 25  
Stoller, Claude

28373
Stone, Jane Robinson

28374
Straus, Erwin W.

28375
Straus, Gertrude "Trude"

Scope and Content

Includes information about BMC concerts and the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.

28376
Surette, Thomas Whitney

Scope and Content

Includes Ted Dreier's remarks at Surette's memorial service and the announcement of Surette's bequest.

28377
Swartzbaugh, Katherine (Frankforter)

28378
Tavroges, Marie (Stilkind)

Scope and Content

Includes original copies of  Revue des Beaux Arts.

28379
Thomas, Howard

Scope and Content

Includes information about Thomas' role as an outsider examiner for BMC student Francis Foster.

28380
Thrall, Donald

28381
Thurman, Bedford

28382
Tite, James

28383
Tolk-Watkins, Peggy (Vaughan)

28384
Tudor, David

28385
Tunnard, Christopher

Scope and Content

File deals with Tunnard's role as graduation examiner for student Don Page.

28386
Turner, Robert

28387
Twombly, Cy

28388
Tworkov, Jack

28389
Urbain, John

28390
Varda, Jean

28391
Vashi, Nataraj

28392
Vicente, Esteban

28393
Voight, Lou Bernard

28394
Voulkos, Peter

28395
Vytlacil, Vaclav

28396
Walley, John

28397
Ward, Cora Kelley

28398
Watson, William

28399
Weinrib, David

Scope and Content

Includes information about Karen Karnes.

28400
Weitzer, Harry

28401
Wildenhain, Marguerite

28402
Wilder, Thornton

28403
Williams, Carroll

28404
Williams, Jonathan

Scope and Content

Jonathan Williams was "publisher-in-residence," a student and a poet at BMC.

28405
Williams, Paul

28406
Williamson, Margaret (Peterson)

28407
With, Karl

Box: 26  
Woelffer, Diana

28409
Woelffer, Emerson

28410
Wolpe, Irma (Rademacher)

28411
Wolpe, Stefan

28412
Wood, Horace McGuire

28413
Wunsch, William Robert

Conferences and Lectures
Curriculum
Faculty Appointments and Committees
General
Race Relations
Scope and Content

Includes information about Wunsch's work with the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools for Negroes.

Salary and Expenses

28420
Yamins, Hyalie (Greene)

28421
Yglesias, Jose

28422
Zabriskie, George

28423
Zadkine, Ossip

28424
Zetlin, Emanuel

28425
Zhitlowsky, Eva (Milton)