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Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Mangold Papers


Frederick R. Mangold was an instructor and professor at Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.) from 1934-1942. During those years he also served as acting Secretary, Secretary of the Corporation, Registrar, and member of the Board of Fellows of the Corporation. Both his first wife, Isabel Hollister Mangold, and his second wife, Anne Gilbert Mangold, also worked at Black Mountain College.This collection pertains to the Mangolds' years at Black Mountain, and includes correspondence, college publications, articles about Black Mountain and miscellaneous items.

Title

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Mangold Papers

Collection Number

PC.1520

Date(s)

1933 - 1972

Language

English

Physical Description
Items
483
Genre/Physical Characteristic

including correspondence, college publications and forms, etc.

Physical Description
Items
483.00
Abstract

Frederick R. Mangold was an instructor and professor at Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.) from 1934-1942. During those years he also served as acting Secretary, Secretary of the Corporation, Registrar, and member of the Board of Fellows of the Corporation. Both his first wife, Isabel Hollister Mangold, and his second wife, Anne Gilbert Mangold, also worked at Black Mountain College.

This collection pertains to the Mangolds' years at Black Mountain, and includes correspondence, college publications, articles about Black Mountain and miscellaneous items.

Physical Location

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

Creator

Mangold, Frederick R., 1907-1971

Creator

Mangold, Anne Gilbert

Repository

Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina


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 Suzanne Smith, July, 1973

Encoded by Ashley Yandle, May 13, 2002; additional encoding, May, 2010


After a year at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, Frederick Rogers Mangold went to the University of Wisconsin where he received a Ph.D. degree in Spanish in 1934. He spent that summer at Princeton, and then on the recommendation of Henry Allen Moe, Secretary of the Guggenheim Foundation, went to Black Mountain College as an instructor in Romance Languages.

While at Black Mountain, Mangold served as instructor and professor (1934-1942); acting Secretary (Summer 1934) and Secretary of the Corporation (1937-1942); Registrar (1935-1938); and member of the Board of Fellows of the Corporation (1935-1942). His wife, Isabel Hollister Mangold, served as college librarian from the time of their arrival in 1934 until their divorce in the summer of 1938 when she left the college. Fred Mangold then married Anne Gilbert who had come to Black Mountain as a secretary in September 1937; after their marriage she took the position of Registrar which she held until they left Black Mountain in 1942.

Frederick Mangold requested and received a leave of absence from Black Mountain College in September 1942. He went first to the Board of Economic Warfare, and later to the Department of State (Foreign Service Auxiliary) which stationed him at the American Embassy in Mexico. At the close of the war, he resigned from Black Mountain in order to stay with the Foreign Service Auxiliary and continue his work in economics.


[Identification of item], PC.1520, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Mangold Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, NC, USA.


Gift of Anne Gilbert (Mrs. Frederick R.) Mangold, Gilbertsville, NY, January 18, 1973; accessioned January 30, 1973. Addition, received from Mrs. Frederick R. Mangold, January 20, 1975; 20 pages carbon copies of typescripts and handwritten correspondence; accessioned January 28, 1975. Addition, gift of Mrs. Mangold via Mary Harris, New York, NY; 13 photocopied pages; accessioned May 4, 1978. 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://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov.

  1.  List of Black Mountain College collections at the State Archives of North Carolina.
  2.  Black Mountain College Records, 1933-1956, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C. (These records have been described in the online Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS). See link above.)
  3.  Martin Duberman Collection, 1933-1980, PC 1678, State Archives of North CarolinaRaleigh, N.C.
  4.  North Carolina Museum of Art, Black Mountain College Research Project, 1933-1973, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C.

This collection pertains to the Mangolds' years at Black Mountain College, and includes correspondence, college publications, articles about Black Mountain and miscellaneous items.

The correspondence (1935-1945, n.d.) contains personal letters to and from Frederick Mangold, carbon copies of letters sent by him in his official capacity as Secretary of the college, and telegrams. All of it is primarily concerned with college affairs, and many of the letters provide descriptions of living conditions and atmosphere in an innovative, communal experiment in education. Correspondence with Louis Adamic in regard to Adamic's article on Black Mountain College in  Harper's Magazine (April 1936), and with Dr. Arthur S. Adams (August 1935-March 1936) give especially clear statements on philosophy and teaching conditions. Much of the remainder of the correspondence concentrates on routine college business, evaluation of prospective teachers and students, and allusions to the college's recurrent conflicts.

College publications in the collection include issues of the  Bulletin (Nos. 2-7, 1934-1941); catalogs (1933/34-1939/40) and announcements (1942/43-1944/45); the  Bulletin [Series II] (1943-1946, n.d.);  Newsletters (1938-1941); and miscellaneous publications. There are also magazine and newspaper articles about Black Mountain College (1933-1972, n.d.), and articles written by faculty and students. These include a number of items by and about Anni and Josef Albers.

Miscellaneous items include notes from Mangold's "Form in Literature" class (1936);  D. H. Lawrence: The Triumph of Texture, by Jane Mayhall (1936); Camp Rockmont brochure; reviews of Martin Duberman's B  lack Mountain: An Exploration in Community (1972); and a collection of student prose and poetry collected in "...toward a projected College magazine..." (n.d.). Also included with the miscellaneous items are two later additions made by Mrs. Anne Mangold to the papers. Included in these additions are carbon copies of correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Mangold and John Evarts during the summer of 1940, carbon copies of a daily record of the Mangolds' trip that summer, and a photocopies of a letter dated May 23, 1977 from Tony Zappone to Anne Mangold concerning the death of Trudi Straus.


  • Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951
  • Adams, Arthur S. (Arthur Stanton), 1896-1980
  • Albers, Anni
  • Albers, Josef
  • Duberman, Martin B.
  • Evarts, John
  • Mangold, Anne Gilbert
  • Mangold, Frederick R., 1907-1971
  • Straus, Gertrude, 1895-1977
  • Zappone, Tony
  • Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
  • Collective settlements--North Carolina--History--20th century
  • College students' writings, American--North Carolina--Black Mountain
  • College teachers--North Carolina--Social life and customs--20th century
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Universities and colleges--North Carolina--History

Box: P.C.1520.1  
Correspondence (4)

27095  
June-December 1935
June-December 1935
27096  
1936
1936
27097  
1937
1937
27098  
n.d.
1938-1945

27099  
College Publications

27100  
Bulletin (Nos. 2-7) ; catalogs, 1933/34-1939/40; announcements, 1942/43-1944/45
1934-1941 1933/34-1939/40 1942/43-1944/45
27101  
Bulletin [Series II] , n.d.; Newsletter, 1938-1941
1943-1946 1938-1941
27102  
Other college publications and forms, various dates

Box: P.C.1520.2  
Faculty-policy concerning and articles by, 1938-1942, n.d.

27104  
Josef and Anni Albers, , n.d.
1935-1972

27105  
Articles about Black Mountain College, , n.d.
1933-1972

27106  
Miscellaneous, , n.d.
1936-1972

27107  
Addition