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North Carolina Museum of Art, Black Mountain College Research Project, Donated Materials


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.Donated Materials (Subseries 5) contains information for use in the planned exhibit and materials that were given to the project. Included are photocopies or originals of class papers, student notes, exams, diaries, personal reminiscences, correspondence, architectural drawings, newspaper and journal article ... (more below)

Title

North Carolina Museum of Art, Black Mountain College Research Project, Donated Materials

Collection Number

61.12.5

Language

English

Physical Description
Boxes
8
Cubic feet
3.2
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.

Donated Materials (Subseries 5) contains information for use in the planned exhibit and materials that were given to the project. Included are photocopies or originals of class papers, student notes, exams, diaries, personal reminiscences, correspondence, architectural drawings, newspaper and journal articles, programs, bulletins, newsletters, brochures, community lists, publicity flyers, sheet music, poetry and creative writings.

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 material type.


Available for research with some restrictions.


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


Original copies of college publications which were donated to the research project have been removed from the Donated Materials subseries and placed in their own subseries (  Subseries 6, College Publications).




[Identification of item], 61.12.5, North Carolina Museum of Art, Black Mountain College Research Project, Donated Materials, 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]

Donated Materials (Subseries 5) contains information for use in the planned exhibit and materials that were given to the project. Included are photocopies or originals of class papers, student notes, exams, diaries, personal reminiscences, correspondence, architectural drawings, newspaper and journal articles, programs, bulletins, newsletters, brochures, community lists, publicity flyers, sheet music, poetry and creative writings. Project staff obtained written releases for both the use of these materials by the project and later deposit with a research institution. Some materials were not formally released, and are therefore unavailable for research until a written release can be obtained.

Arranged by material type.


Donated Materials (Subseries 5) contains information for use in the planned exhibit and materials that were given to the project. Included are photocopies or originals of class papers, student notes, exams, diaries, personal reminiscences, correspondence, architectural drawings, newspaper and journal articles, programs, bulletins, newsletters, brochures, community lists, publicity flyers, sheet music, poetry and creative writings. Project staff obtained written releases for both the use of these materials by the project and later deposit with a research institution. Some materials were not formally released, and are therefore unavailable for research until a written release can be obtained.


  • 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.

Arrangement

Arranged by teacher's name.

Box: 67  
Albers, Anni

Weaving; Cullis, Mary Irene [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes (ca. 1944?).

Weaving; Goldsmith, Nell (Heyns)
Scope and Content

Original notes ca. 1942-44. Released by Nell Goldsmith Heyns.

Weaving; Heling, Janet (Roberts)
Scope and Content

Original notes (ca. 1943-47?). Also includes weaving samples and yarn samples. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

Weaving; Kadden, Lore (Lindenfeld)
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes ca. 1945-48. Originals located at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Released by Lore Kadden Lindenfeld.

Weaving; Osbourne, Elizabeth (Richards)
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes (ca. 1944-46?). Released by Elizabeth Osbourne Richards.

28644
Albers, Josef

Color; Bauer, Marilyn (Greenwald) [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of typed class notes and student studies. Slides of the original studies have been made and are filed under "BMC Student Work, Color, Marilyn Bauer".

Color; Cullis, Mary Irene [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes.

Color; Jennerjahn, Warren Paul "Pete"
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes ca. 1948-49. Released by Warren P. Jennerjahn.

Color; Kadden, Lore (Lindenfeld)
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes ca. 1945-48. Released by Lore Kadden Lindenfeld.

Color; Stephens, Hope (Foote) [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes. Originals were destroyed in a fire.

Color, Design; Gropius, Beate "Ati" (Forberg Johansen)
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes ca. 1943-46. Released by Beate Gropius Forberg Johansen.

Color, Design; Levine, Josephine (Sporn)
Scope and Content

Original notes and sketches from the 1946 Summer Art Institute. Also includes some Drawing class notes. Released by Josephine Levine Sporn.

Box: 68  
Color, Design; Murray, Faith (Britton) -- Group 1
Scope and Content

Group #1 of photocopied notes ca. 1941-44. Released by Faith Murray Britton.

Color, Design; Murray, Faith (Britton) -- Group 2
Scope and Content

Group #2 of photocopied notes ca. 1941-44. Released by Faith Murray Britton.

Color, Design; Urbain, John
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes ca. 1945-46. Released by John Urbain.

Color, Design, Structural sculpture; Jennerjahn, Warren Paul "Pete"
Scope and Content

Notes taken by Pete Jennerjahn ca. 1948-49 and printed by Sewell Sillman. (Jennerjahn stipulates that permission for use of these notes must come from Sillman).

Design; Bauer, Marilyn (Greenwald) [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of typed class notes and student studies. Slides of the original studies have been made and are filed under "BMC Student Work, Design, Marilyn Bauer".

Design; Kadden, Lore (Lindenfeld)
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes ca. 1945-1948. Released by Lore Kadden Lindenfeld.

Design; Murphy, Robert
Scope and Content

Original notes from the 1946 Summer Art Institute. Also includes some Drawing class notes. Released by Robert Murphy.

Design; Osbourne, Elizabeth (Richards)
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes (ca. 1944-46?). Color copied by Mary Harris from originals. Released by Elizabeth Osbourne Richards.

Design; Slater, Elizabeth Jane (Marquis)
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes ca. 1940-45. Released by Elizabeth Jane Slater Marquis.

Design; Stephens, Hope (Foote) [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes ca. 1935-40. Originals were destroyed in a fire.

Design; Stepner, Bacia (Edelman)
Scope and Content

Original notes from the 1946 Summer Art Institute. Released by Bacia Stepner Edelman.

28663
Bentley, Eric Russell

Political History; Goldsmith, Nell (Heyns)
Scope and Content

Original notes and several class papers from Spring 1943. Released by Nell Goldsmith Heyns.

Twentieth Century Politics; Goldsmith, Nell (Heyns)
Scope and Content

Original notes and several class papers from Fall 1943. Released by Nell Goldsmith Heyns.

28666
Boas, Belle

Teaching Art Appreciation; Cullis, Mary Irene [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes.

28668
Breitenbach, Josef

Photography; Cullis, Mary Irene [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes taken in 1944.

Box: 69  
Charlot, Jean

Theory and Composition; Cullis, Mary Irene [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes and class papers including one on Josef Albers. Notes taken during the 1944 Summer Art Institute.

Theory of Composition; Murray, Faith (Britton)
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes from the 1944 Summer Institute. Released by Faith Murray Britton.

28673
Corkran, David H.

Literature since the Civil War; Heling, Janet (Roberts)
Scope and Content

Original notes and several class papers (ca. 1945?). Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

28675
D'Amico, Victor

Creative Teaching; Cullis, Mary Irene [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes taken during Summer 1944.

28677
Dehn, Max

Geometry for Artists; Sihvonen, Eine
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes.

Plato; Heling, Janet (Roberts)
Scope and Content

Original notes (1946-1947?). Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

28680
Gropius, Walter

Architecture?; Cullis, Mary Irene [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopy of notes on "Site and Shelter after the War."

28682
Hansgirg, Fritz

Matter and Energy; Goldsmith, Nell (Heyns)
Scope and Content

Original notes taken Fall 1943. Released by Nell Goldsmith Heyns.

28684
Jalowetz, Johanna

Bookbinding; Kadden, Lore (Lindenfeld)
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes ca. 1945-1948. Released by Lore Kadden Lindenfeld.

Voice; Heling, Janet (Roberts)
Scope and Content

Original notes. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

28687
Kazin, Alfred

Blake; Osbourne, Elizabeth (Richards)
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes, ca. 1944. Released by Elizabeth Osbourne Richards.

Literature; Heling, Janet (Roberts)
Scope and Content

Original notes and paper "The Declaration of Independence and the American Scholar" which may or may not be from the same course. Notes taken ca. 1944. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

28690
Kurtz, Kenneth

Readings in Literature; Goldsmith, Nell (Heyns)
Scope and Content

Original notes and papers from Spring 1943. Released by Nell Goldsmith Heyns.

28692
Miller, Herbert

Contemporary Problems, 1944; Heling, Janet (Roberts)
Scope and Content

Original notes and class paper: "The Family," Fall 1944. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

28694
Neumann, J. B.

Introduction to Art Appreciation; Cullis, Mary Irene [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes.

28696
Olson, Charles

Science of Man; Harmon, Harvey
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes taken in 1953. Released by Mervin Lane.

Unknown class; van de Wiele, Gerald
Scope and Content

Photocopy of notes. Released by Gerald van de Wiele.

28699
Ozenfant, Amedee

Art Criticism?; Cullis, Mary Irene [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes.

28701
Richards, Mary Caroline

Reading Literature; Atkinson, Stuart
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes and papers ca. 1946-1947. Released by Stuart Atkinson.

Reading Literature; Bergman, Henry Porter
Scope and Content

Original notes and papers, Spring 1945. Released by Henry Bergman.

Shakespeare; Bergman, Henry Porter
Scope and Content

Original class paper on "King Lear," Spring 1947. Released by Henry Bergman.

28705
Schlesinger,Charlotte

Music; Sihvonen, Eine
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes.

28707
Varda, Jean

Painting and Composition; Levine, Josephine (Sporn)
Scope and Content

Original notes from 1946 Summer Art Institute. Released by Josephine Levine Sporn.

28709
Wallen, John

Contemporary Society; Atkinson, Stuart
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes, surveys, questionnaires and a report. Ca. 1945-1947. Released by Stuart Atkinson.

Introductory Psychology; Bergman, Henry Porter
Scope and Content

Original notes and weekly evaluations by Henry Bergman of class sessions. Also includes a paper by John Wallen, "Suggestions Concerning Reading for Class Discussions in Psychology." Fall 1945. Released by Henry Bergman.

Introductory Psychology; Hahn, Hannelore (Stoumen)
Scope and Content

Photocopies of notes and papers. Also includes questionnaires, lists of suggestions, and class readings from John Wallen. Ca. 1945-1946. Released by Hannelore Hahn Stoumen.

Psychology; Bergman, Henry Porter
Scope and Content

Mimeograph of paper written by John Wallen in January 1945, "A Note on Democracy as a Social Climate." Released by Henry Bergman.

Psychology; Heling, Janet (Roberts)
Scope and Content

Original notes. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

Psychology of Social Issues; Bergman, Henry Porter
Scope and Content

Original class papers, Fall 1946. Released by Henry Bergman.

Box: 70  
Tutorial; Hahn, Hannelore (Stoumen)
Scope and Content

Photocopy of report by Hannelore Hahn, "Case Study of 'Norma,' Highland Hospital, Asheville, 14 February 1947- 11 June 1947." Released by Hannelore Hahn Stoumen.

28717
Wunsch, William Robert

Drama; Heling, Janet (Roberts)
Scope and Content

Original notes taken in 1945. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

28719
Zabriskie, George

Psycho-Dynamics of Creativity; Heling, Janet (Roberts)
Scope and Content

Original notes, Spring 1945. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of donor or source of materials.

Some college publications found as photocopies in this sub-series can be found as originals in the College Publications series.

28721
Atkinson, Stuart

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Photocopies of  "This is Not a Community Bulletin" dated January 1947 and notes on the work program. Released by Stuart Atkinson.

28723
Barton, Peggy (French)

Albers, Josef
Scope and Content

Original (?) typed rough draft of  "A Second Forward" and a mimeographed copy of  "Simply on Education" by Josef Albers. Donated by Peggy Barton French.

28725
Bergman, Henry Porter

Discussion notes
Scope and Content

Original notes on a discussion between Arthur Penn, Herb Cable and Henry Bergman concerning the controversial aspects of their areas of study. Includes a paper on the role of the artist in society. Date unknown. Released by Henry Bergman.

Faculty meeting minutes and notes
1946
Scope and Content

Original notes taken on February 13, 1946. Released by Henry Bergman.

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Original notes from a student meeting concerning the rules dealing with student behavior, which were called "student agreements." A letter from Lore Kadden (Lindenfeld) to "Hank" Henry Bergman discussing student agreements. An outline for a faculty study group discussing Black Mountain College: it's relationship to American college education, curriculum, administrative problems and other issues. Also includes a list of "routine jobs" and several poems written by Henry Bergman. Released by Henry Bergman.

Senior Division Examination
November 1945
Scope and Content

Original copies of exam questions and Bergman's answers. Released by Henry Bergman.

Senior Division Examination
January 1947
Scope and Content

Typescript copies of exam questions and Bergman's answers. Released by Henry Bergman.

28731
Breitenbach, Joseph

Lecture, Summer Art Institute
1944
Scope and Content

Typescript of lecture on the artistic elements of photography. Released by Josef Breitenbach.

28733
Busch-Reisinger Museum

Scope and Content

Originals located in the Busch-Reisinger Museum.

Dorner, Alexander
Scope and Content

Photocopies of letters, essays, and other materials by Alexander Dorner. Includes information about Josef and Anni Albers, and the paper "Art & Science" by Jeanne Segal. Most materials written in German.

Feininger, Lyonel
Scope and Content

Photocopies of description of Black Mountain College signed by Julia and Lyonel Feininger and diary entries by Julia Feininger for summer 1945. Diary includes preparations for trip to Black Mountain College, train ride, college life during the Summer Institute, classes, and performances.

28736
Charlot, Jean

Diary and essay
Scope and Content

Typescript of diary entries August 30, 1943-September 10, 1943, and essay written by Zohmah Charlot at BMC during Summer 1944. Released by Jean Charlot.

28738
Ehrmann, Marli

Course Description for Textile Design class
Summer 1949
Scope and Content

Photocopy of course description. Released by Marli Ehrmann.

28740
Evarts, John

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Typescript of paper  "Music at Black Mountain College, 1933-1942," photocopies of lyrics written by William McCleery for  "Take your Time" from  Let Me Have Air, score by John Evarts for "Take your Time" from  Let me Have Air, diary entry for March 1934 discussing a visit from Thornton Wilder, paper  "Black Mountain College, the years 1933 to 1942: Reminiscences by John Evarts." Released by John Evarts.

28742
Fiore, Joseph

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Includes typed information about a poster designed by Joseph Fiore advertising music and theater performances by Stefan Wolpe, the "Twelve-Tone Twisters," and Wesley Huss. Also includes photocopy of paper "Some Notes on the Nature of Painting Instruction at Black Mountain College" written Spring 1956. Released by Joseph Fiore.

28744
Foster, Francis

Black Mountain College Description
Scope and Content

Photocopy of short paper describing the college. Released by Francis Foster.

28746
Girsh, Sylvia (Ashby)

Literature notes
Scope and Content

Photocopies of class notes and papers for various literature courses. Released by Sylvia Girsh Ashby.

28748
Goldsmith, Nell (Heyns)

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Original copies of papers by an unknown author, including "Black Mountain College: a Modern Departure in Higher Education" and "The Story of Black Mountain College," and a list of "General suggestions for maintenance people." Released by Nell Goldsmith Heyns.

Box: 71  
Senior Division Examination
October 1943
Scope and Content

Original copies of exam questions and Goldsmith's responses. Released by Nell Goldsmith Heyns.

Sheet music
Scope and Content

Original sheet music. Includes  "The Lift of an Eyebrow" and  "Take Your Time" as "sung in radio broadcast scene by Jane Mayhall". Released by Nell Goldsmith Heyns.

28752
Guermonprez, Trude (Elsesser)

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Photocopies made from originals in the possession of Trude Guermonprez. Includes correspondence from Goodwin Watson and Richard Boyd Ballou, "Charter of the Association of Alumni and Friends of Black Mountain College", salary information, "Summary of Discussion of Groups, Saturday May 20, 1950. Topic: Aims of Black Mountain College", information about the summer institutes, poems by Hilda Wolpe and Jane Mayhall, lectures by Mark Brunswick, Ernst Krenek, and Roger Sessions,  "Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte" by Lord Byron as performed by Eric Bentley to music arranged by Arnold Schoenberg, "Notes on the Attitude of the Early Church Fathers towards Hebrew Psalmody" by Eric Werner, article  "Max Dehn zum Gedachtnis," and college bulletins. Released by Trude Guermonprez.

Origin X: A Quarterly for the Creative; Summer, 1953
Scope and Content

Photocopied from original in the possession of Trude Guermonprez. Literary magazine that includes contributions by William Carlos Williams, Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, William Bronk, Denise Levertov, Paul Blackburn, Gael Turnbull, Larry Eigner, Theodore Enslin, and Gottfried Benn.

Richards, M. C.; Poems
Scope and Content

Photocopy of the book Poems by Mary Caroline Richards, who was on the faculty at Black Mountain College from 1945-51. The original book was handset by M. C. Richards in the Black Mountain College printshop and published in 1947. Photocopy of original in the possession of Trude Guermonprez.

28756
Hahn, Hannelore (Stoumen)

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Photocopied from the original in the possession of Hannelore Hahn (Stoumen). Includes statement "On the Meaning of Black Mountain College" dated January 22, 1948, which includes a discussion of Josef Albers and John Wallen, a letter dated December 7, 1947 "Dear Gang...", and minutes from meeting of the "Community Development Group, January 18, 1948". Released by of Hannelore Hahn Stoumen.

28758
Heling, Janet (Roberts)

Agriculture
Scope and Content

Original copy of paper (maybe class notes?) "Agriculture: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" by Janet Heling, pamphlet "You are going to work on a Farm" by Arthur C. Page, original notes on farm plants and animals, and sign-up sheet for a forestry project. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

Construction paper covers
Scope and Content

Two construction paper covers, one with 4 orange squares on a blue background, and the other with 11 gold/yellow squares on a purple background. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

Drawing, Architectural
Scope and Content

Architectural drawing by unknown artist. Pencil on paper, 11 x 8 3/8". Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

Drawing, Girl
Scope and Content

Drawing of a girl by Janet Heling (Roberts). Pencil on paper, 11 x 8 3/8". Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

Drawing, Pepe Gonzales
Scope and Content

Drawing of a man on a horse by Pepe Gonzales. Ink on paper, 8 1/4 x 5 3/8". Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Original copies of poems written by Janet Heling (Roberts), a statement on Black Mountain College, incomplete paper "The Significance of Water to Man," menus and lunch schedules, work crew list, critiques and bibliography for paper on Hardy and Melville, list of "Rehearsals, Classes and Tutorials in Drama," community list for Summer session 1947, community list for Fall semester 1947-48, letter from "Em" to Janet, and "Preliminary Report: Black Mountain-Broad River Post War Planning Survey." Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

Note, Pepe to Pimpollo
Scope and Content

Note from "Pepe" [Gonzales] to "Pimpollo" with drawings. Ink on paper, 1 page. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

Religion notes
Scope and Content

Original class notes for a Religious course. Instructor is unknown. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

Scrapbook pages
Scope and Content

Pages from the scrapbook of Janet Heling (Roberts), BMC student from 1943-1947. Includes newspaper and journal articles, music programs, State Street Methodist Church (Black Mountain, N.C.) program, drama programs (for  Miss Julia: A Naturalistic Tragedy by August Strindberg and revised by Eric Bentley, and  The Man of Destiny by Bernard Shaw, [both programs may have been written by Eric Bentley]), program for  Byron and Hitler, Brecht and Napoleon: Propaganda - or does it matter? an evening of readings presented to BMC on October 9, 1943, review of  I Came Out of the Eighteenth Century by John A. Rice, "Chart for Parents", "Play Party Folk Games", quotes and notes. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

Writing samples
Scope and Content

Original notes and writing samples. Released by Janet Heling Roberts.

28769
Jalowetz, Lisa (Aronson)

Speech
Scope and Content

Photocopy of "Speech delivered at the commemoration of the establishment of the Heinrich Jalowetz collection of music on April 10, 1956" by Edward Lowinsky. Released by Lisa Jalowetz (Aronson).

28771
Josephs, Phyllis (Thomas)

Black Mountain College : Letters from Lee Hall
Scope and Content

Carbon copy of typed manuscript,  Black Mountain College: Letters from Lee Hall. Includes edited versions of letters from Phyllis Josephs to her mother covering the period September 11, 1938 - May 25, 1941. Letters include discussions of college life, classes, the natural environment, politics on campus, the work program, Lake Eden Inn, John A. Rice's resignation, financial problems, senior exams, local events, and world events including World War II. Individuals who are mentioned frequently in the letters include Kirill Chenkin, Dick Gothe, Roman Maciejczyk, Frederick R. Mangold, Frank Rice, John A.Rice, Sue Spayth (Wolpert Riley), Erwin Walter Straus, and Bob Wunsch. Appendix includes a description of Josephs' first impressions of BMC, the text to the songs by John Evarts and William McCleery performed Thanksgiving, 1938 (  "There ought to be a law at Black Mountain against...well, something - Anything!",  "Black Mountain College Fight Song," and "  "The Glamour Girl of Black Mountain College""), "The Ballad of Saint Mountain Castle" by Phyllis Josephs, "The Song of Lake Eden Inn," letters from Frederick R. Mangold to Josephs' parents, letters from Frank Rice concerning John A. Rice's resignation, an evaluation of the school year 1939-40 by Phyllis Josephs, excerpts from letter from Theodore Dreier to Phyllis's parents concerning BMC's financial problems, excerpts from articles and letters dealing with BMC news for Summer 1940, and Phyllis's "farewell" letter to Fred Mangold. Released by Phyllis Josephs Thomas.

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Photocopies of items in the possession of Phyllis Josephs Thomas. Includes the paper "Comparison of Educational Philosophies of St. John's College and Black Mountain," a program from "Thanksgiving 2," a menu from the Lake Eden Inn for September 8, 1939,  Black Mountain College Newsletter No. 9 (August 1940), and  Newsletter (March 1951) . Released by Phyllis Josephs Thomas.

28774
Kadden, Lore (Lindenfeld)

Graduation papers and miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Photocopies of plan for graduation, answers to questions given by graduation examiner Marli Ehrmann, and letter of recommendation from Anni Albers. Original report on Kadden by Marli Ehrmann and graduation certificate signed by Josef Albers. Photocopies of papers by Kadden: "Aspects of Modern Textiles" written in February 1948, "Tapestry Now," "Basic Requirements for the Judgement of Textiles," "Saul Steinberg Cartoons,"and "The Plain Weave." Photocopy of untitled essay on textiles by Anni Albers. Released by Lore Kadden (Lindenfeld).

28776
Landreau, Anthony

Fundraising letter, [Not Released]
December 15, 1954
Scope and Content

Photocopy of fundraising letter written by Charles Olsen, BMC Rector. Includes a statement by Albert Einstein.

28778
Lane, Mervin Louis

Poems
Scope and Content

Photocopies of poems and music manuscripts with lyrics by Marvin Lane. Released by Mervin Louis Lane.

28780
Levy, Jerrold

Poems
Scope and Content

Photocopies of poems, some of which were written by Jerrold Levy while he was a student. Released by Jerrold Levy.

Selected Portables
Scope and Content

Original title page for  Selected Portables by Jerrold Levy. Released by Jerrold Levy.

Box: 72  
Newhall, Beaumont

Faculty Crisis
1949
Scope and Content

Photocopied lists of members of Committee of Friends (a proposed trustee group), teachers and courses, and staff and employees. Faculty salary scales, outline of the role of Community Council, draft of the by-laws for the corporation of Black Mountain College, budget for 1947-1948, and a schedule for meetings in December 1948. Photocopies of correspondence dealing with the Committee of Friends, the possibility of turning BMC into an art institute, financial and administrative problems which lead up to the resignation of several faculty members in 1949. Also includes letters of resignation from Ted Dreier, Josef Albers, and several other faculty members, and reactions to these resignations. Released by Beaumont Newhall.

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Typescripts and photocopies of "Selected list of Guest Teachers Lecturers" for Summer sessions 1944-1948, map of Black Mountain College campus at Lake Eden, information on the college grounds with a list of all structures as of December 1948, list of Black Mountain College graduates 1935-1948, Community List Fall semester 1948-49, budget for 1948-49, budget for 1949-50, financial information for students, list of topics for discussion, rough draft of press release on Black Mountain College. Photocopies of correspondence between Newhall and Josef Albers concerning the destruction of the darkroom by fire and the rebuilding of it. Released by Beaumont Newhall.

Summer sessions
1946-1948
Scope and Content

Photocopies of correspondence between Josef Albers, Nancy Newhall, and Beaumont Newhall concerning the curriculum and college life during the Summer sessions. Released by Beaumont Newhall.

28787
North Carolina Museum of Art

Brochures
Scope and Content

Original brochures for the Black Mountain College Research Project. 6 copies[ca. 1969-1972?].

Docent Newsletter, vol. IX
December 1972
Scope and Content

Original copies of Docent Newsletter with articles about Josef Albers. 2 copies.

Exhibition program
Scope and Content

Original program from an exhibition of Josef Albers' work held at the North Carolina Museum of Art, February 3 - March 11, 1962. 2 copies.

28791
Osbourne, Elizabeth (Richards)

Albers speech
Scope and Content

Photocopy of a speech given at a community meeting by Josef Albers on Oct. 6, 1945. The speech deals with education theories and the future of BMC. Released by Elizabeth Osbourne Richards.

28793
Robertson, Ronald

Edson, Russell. Ceremonies in Bachelor Space
Scope and Content

Photocopy of a book of poems and stories by Russell Edson. The original  Ceremonies in Bachelor Space was designed, printed and bound "apologeticly" [sic] by Tommy Jackson on the "grapnel press" at Black Mountain College, November 1951. The Grapnel Press was a press of Tommy Jackson and both Jackson and Edson were students at Black Mountain College. Photocopy from copy in the possession of Ronald Robertson.

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Photocopies of group letter, letter from Robertson to Wesley Huss, and essay written during 1949. Released by Ronald Robertson.

28796
Stoller, Claude

Correspondence
1940-1944
Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter of recommendation for Stoller by Josef Albers. Photocopies of correspondence between Stoller and Robert Wunsch concerning life at Black Mountain College, construction on campus, a visit by Connie Spencer, student marriages, the resignation of Paul Radin, a fight among students, the death of Anne Kurtz, European refugees at the American Seminar, and the roles of Eric Bentley, Ted Dreier, and the Jalowetzs in community life.

28798
Tavroges, Marie (Stilkind)

Miscellaneous materials
Scope and Content

Photocopies of documents that were lent to the project by Marie Tavroges Stilkind for duplication. Includes program from The Living Theatre, American Theatre of Poets information sheets, playscript, newsletter "The Sinking Bear," poem "The whole form" and letter. Released by Marie Tavroges Stilkind.

28800
Tudor, David

Package Festival Poster [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Poster for the Package Festival held in New York City. The festival included contributions by John Cage, David Tudor, Merce Cunningham and Company, and M. C. Richards. 18 1/2 x 17 1/2". Released by David Tudor.

28802
van de Wiele, Gerald

Black Mountain Blues
Scope and Content

Photocopy of typescript for  "The Black Mountain Blues" by John Wieners. Released by Gerald van de Wiele.

28804
Walley, John

Articles and letters, [Not Released]
1945-1960
Scope and Content

Spiral bound photocopies of articles and letters dealing with Walley's work before and after BMC. Includes the articles "The Role Art Education can play in General Education," "Creativity," and "Responsibility of the Teacher." Course outline for Architecture 101 at the University of Chicago, outline for a lecture at the Rockford Art Association in 1949, and various correspondence. Also includes references to the work of Jane "Jano" Walley.

Miscellaneous documents [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Photocopies of materials dealing with Walley's work before and after BMC. Includes course descriptions, correspondence, organizational and administrative documents concerning the College of Architecture and Art at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, papers on education theory, and the essay "Crisis in Leadership at the Institute of Design."

New Bauhaus, The [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Spiral bound essays by Richard Koppe and John Walley about the "New Bauhaus," The Institute of Design in Chicago.

28808
Watson, William

Pottery Seminar
1953
Scope and Content

Original notes, tuition receipt, financial agreement, letter of acceptance, "Information for Students," seminar schedule, and student list. Released by William Watson.

28810
Weston, Anne Chapin

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Photocopies of letter from Josef Albers to John Rice dated Jan. 28, 1938 concerning complaints against Rice [removed from file until release could be obtained]; charter for BMC granted by Secretary of the State of North Carolina; year review by W.R. Wunsch given at a General Meeting in May 1938; BMC Bulletin, Fall 1933; song lyrics including  "The Glamour Girl of Black Mountain College,"  "Black Mountain College Fight Song," and  "There Ought to be a Law at Black Mountain Against...well, Something! Anything!" Released by Anne Chapin Weston.

28812
Wieners, John

Poetry
Scope and Content

Photocopies of poems written between 1955-56. Released by John Wieners.

28814
Williamson, Margaret (Peterson)

Letter and Report
Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter from Julia and Lyonel Feininger to Margaret Williamson, Jan. 19, 1946. Also includes ab original financial report: William Morse Cole, Report of the eleventh annual audit, November 14, 1944. Released by Margaret Williamson (Peterson).

28816
With, Karl

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Photocopies of correspondence with Josef Albers and others, lecture on the role of art and the artist in society, and notes from With's Art History and Theory class during the 1945 Summer Art Institute. Released by Karl With.

28818
Wolpe, Irma (Rademacher)

Music program
Scope and Content

Photocopy of music program dated August 29, 1953 [see College Publications for an original copy of this program]. Released by Irma Wolpe Rademacher.

28820
Wood, Emily R.

Black Mountain, N.C. publicity brochure
Scope and Content

Original brochure issued by the of Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce. Describes the Black Mountain area, local companies and institutions, including Black Mountain College. 1953-54. Released by Emily R. Wood.

Miscellaneous documents
Scope and Content

Original documents. Includes bulletin envelope and course card. Released by Emily R. Wood.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Box: 73  
Young, Grace Alexander.Art as a Fourth 'R'. Reprint.Arts and Decoration.
1935, January.

Scope and Content

Article describing the relationship of the arts to education at Black Mountain College. Released by Emily R. Wood.

28824
Albers, Josef.Art as Experience.Progressive Education.
1935, October.

Scope and Content

Article explaining Josef Albers' theories about art education, the interconnection of various arts and the importance of experiencing art as a process. Released by Anne Chapin Weston.

28825
Adamic, Louis.Education on a Mountain: the Story of Black Mountain College.Harper's Magazine. Vol. 172.
1936, April.

28826
Rice, John A.Fundamentalism and the Higher Learning. Reprint.Harper's Magazine.
1937, May.

Scope and Content

Original copy of reprint. Released by Emily R. Wood.

28827
[Rogers, James M.]Students Building New Plant.Asheville Citizen-Times.
1940, September 29.

Scope and Content

Article describes the work program and the role it has in the lives of students. Released by Emily R. Wood.

28828
Albers, Anni.Handweaving Today: Textile Work at Black Mountain College. Reprint.The Weaver. Vol. 6, No. 1.
1941, Jan.-Feb.

Scope and Content

Original copy of reprint. Released by Margaret Williamson (Peterson).

28829
The College that Built Itself: Black Mountain points it's program to the future.Click Magazine.
1942, February.

Scope and Content

Released by Emily R. Wood.

28830
Bill [William McCleery].Dear Joe.PM's Picture News.
1943, May 23.

Scope and Content

Article was part of a series of "weekly letter[s] to a soldier." Describes the author's experiences as a visitor at Black Mountain College. Released by Emily R. Wood.

28831
Kocher, A. Lawrence and Howard Dearstyne.The Architectural Center: an Organization to Coordinate Building Research, Planning Design and Construction.
1943, July.

Scope and Content

Reprinted from  New Pencil Points.

28832
Albers, Anni.One Aspect of Art Work. Reprint.Design. Vol. 6, No. 4.
1944, December.

Scope and Content

Original reprint. Released by Margaret Williamson (Peterson).

28833
Black Mountain College. Junior Bazaar.
1946, May.

Scope and Content

Original copy and original reprint. Photographs by Genevieve Naylor. Released by Josephine Levine Sporn.

28834
Form. No. 5
1967, September.

Scope and Content

Original copy of  Form [Magazine]. During the years 1967-69,  Form had a series of issues with articles on Black Mountain College. Issue No. 5 includes  "A Forward" by John A. Rice,  "Scheme for College Buildings (1939)" by Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, and  "A Personal Memoir, 1944-45" by George Zabriskie.

28835
Form. No. 6
1967, December.

Scope and Content

Original copy of  Form [Magazine]. During the years 1967-69,  Form had a series of issues with articles on Black Mountain College. Issue No. 6 includes  "The Total Approach" by John Evarts and  "Black Mountain College: A Diary" by Jean Charlot.

28836
Time. Article on Franconia College
1968, August 16.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of a portion of an article on Franconia College, an experimental school, and it's struggles. No author listed.

28837
Form. No. 8
1968, September.

Scope and Content

Original copy of  Form [Magazine]. During the years 1967-69,  Form had a series of issues with articles on Black Mountain College. Issue No. 8 includes  "Spectodrama, 'Play, Life and Illusion' (1924-37)" by Xanti Schawinsky.

28838
Form. No. 9
1969, April.

Scope and Content

Original copy of  Form [Magazine]. During the years 1967-69, Form had a series of issues with articles on Black Mountain College. Issue No. 9 includes  "Notes on Theater at Black Mountain College (1948-1952)" by Mark Hedden.

28839
Mountain Living: a quarterly. Vol. 2, No. 2.
1971, Summer.

Scope and Content

Original copy of quarterly magazine. Includes  "They Made Their Mark," an article about Black Mountain College by Lily Byrd McKee.

28840
Shorr, Mimi.Something New: the hairy, woolly, slinky, knotty forms of fiber sculpture.Saturday Review
1972, May 20.

Scope and Content

Article about Claire Florsheim Zeisler, who a student at BMC during the 1946 Summer Institute.

28841
Brown, Charlotte.Black Mountain College: Dream that Failed.
1972.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of a book review by Charlotte Brown of  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community by Martin Duberman. Charlotte Brown was briefly involved with the Black Mountain College Research Project. Title of publication is unknown.

28842
Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher.Black Mountain College is Past.New York Times.
1972.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of book review by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community by Martin Duberman.

28843
Jerome, Judson.Counterculture Preview.SR
1972, October 21.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of book review by Judson Jerome of  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community by Martin Duberman.

28844
Leibonwitz, Herbert.New York Times.
1972, October 29.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of book review by Herbert Leibonwitz of  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community by Martin Duberman.

28845
Weisburger, B.A.Book World.
1972, November 19.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of book review by B.A. Weisburger of  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community by Martin Duberman.

28846
Kizer, Carolyn.The 'Experiment In Community' at Black Mountain.Greensboro Daily News.
1973, January 7.

Scope and Content

Photocopy of book review by Carolyn Kizer of  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community by Martin Duberman.

28847
N.D. Bower, Warren, ed.The College Writer: an anthology of student prose edited for college composition classes. New York : W.W. Norton and Co.

Scope and Content

Photocopies of p. ix-xiii and 35-93. Includes essays about the Wisconsin Experimental College, Antioch College, Commonwealth College, Black Mountain College (written by Sydney H. Carter) and Bennington College.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by the creator of the materials.

Includes oversized items described in other series.

Box: 74  
Bogart, Richard

Artwork
Scope and Content

Reproduction of landscape by Richard Bogart. Donated by Richard Bogart.

28850
Cage, John

Haiku
Scope and Content

Original printed music by John Cage and envelope. Text on envelope reads "Autography [sic] by the composer. Editor, Lou Harrison. Designer and printer, Carroll Williams. Printed...at the Black Mountain Music Press, Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, North Carolina, in the first edition of three-hundred on the First of September, 1952." Released by William Masselos.

28852
Rockburne, Dorothea (Williams)

Bottle print [Not Released]
Scope and Content

Print of silk-screen of bottles created by Dorothea Rockburne (Williams) in 1947 at the Montreal School of Art.

28854
Smith, Bessie

Record [sound recording]
Scope and Content

Record album [sound recording]  "The Bessie Smith Story" Volume 2: Bessie Smith, blues to barrelhouse. Includes the song "Black Mountain Blues" recorded on July 22, 1930. The liner notes describe the song as "a series of outlandish pictures of a tough community ('children spit in your face and all the birds sing bass') filled with the humorous exaggerations one finds in folk tunes everywhere." Purchased by the Black Mountain College Research Project.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of donor or source of materials.

Detailed lists of items are included in each folder. Located in the map case on 3B.

28856
Fletcher, Norman C.

Scope and Content

Nine items. Architectural plans, most drawn for Black Mountain College by the Architects Collaborative. Donated by Norman C. Fletcher. Includes: Drawing of sleeping, study, lounge space for six people by Don Wright in collaboration with BMC community members, June 6, 1946 (2 pp.); Proposed girls' dormitory by the Architects Collaborative, May 15, 1946 (2 pp.); Site plan of the Lake Eden campus by The Architects Collaborative, March 17, 1946 (1 pp.); Dormitory plans by The Architects Collaborative, N.D. (4 pp.).

28857
Goldsmith, Nell (Heyns)

Scope and Content

Twenty-five items. Architectural sketches and plans made while a student at BMC. Includes floor plans for houses, Dining Hall, dormitory (?), and bus station, along with sketches and lettering exercises. Donated by Nell Goldsmith Heyns.

28858
Kocher, A. Lawrence

Scope and Content

Eight architectural drawings and one booklet of drawings with explanations. Includes floor plans for proposed BMC Community Theatre, Jalowetz House (elevation, floor plan and hearth design), and proposed version of the Studies Building (floor plan, foundation, main floor, and elevation). Also includes perspective view of the Lake Eden campus and Studies Building (2 copies) and booklet of drawings 3-10 of plywood house from 1939 World's Fair. Donated by A. Lawrence Kocher.

28859
North Carolina Division of Archives and History

Scope and Content

Three items. Photostatic copies of materials from the Black Mountain College Records. Includes plan for chimney stack for the Studies Building by A. Lawrence Kocher, design for kitchen layout by Edison General Electric Appliance Co., and designs for casement hardware by Truscon Steel Company.