Finding Aid of the Roberta Blair Collection, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1944">1944</date>, PC.1586

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Finding Aid of the Roberta Blair Collection, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1944">1944</date>, PC.1586

Abstract

Roberta Blair attended Black Mountain College during the first Summer Art Institute which was held July 16-September 15, 1944. Black Mountain College was an experimental school located in Black Mountain, N.C. Established in 1933 by John A. Rice and others, the purpose of the college was to educate the whole person, with an emphasis on the role of the arts and creative thinking.

The letters and accompanying photographs and slides which make up this collection reflect Roberta Blair's experiences during that period.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Roberta Blair Collection
Call Number
PC.1586
Creator
Blair, Roberta
Date
1944
Extent
27.00 items
Language
English
Repository
Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

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    Available for research.

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    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], PC.1586, Roberta Blair Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, NC, USA.

    Biographical and Historical No

    Roberta Blair attended Black Mountain College during the first Summer Art Institute, July 16 - September 15, 1944. Black Mountain College was an experimental school located in Black Mountain, N.C. Established in 1933 by John A. Rice and others, the purpose of the college was to educate the whole person, with an emphasis on the role of the arts and creative thinking. Summer institutes in music and art were held in alternate years from 1943-1948. Classes were taught by an assortment of innovative faculty and lecturers most often invited by Josef Albers.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. Albers, Josef
  2. Blair, Roberta
  3. Breitenbach, Josef, 1896-1984
  4. Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979
  5. De Creeft, Jose, 1884-1982
  6. Blair, Roberta
  7. Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
  8. Art--Study and teaching--United States--History--20th century
  9. College buildings--North Carolina
  10. College students--North Carolina--Social life and customs--20th century
  11. Universities and colleges--North Carolina--Curricula
  12. Women art students
  13. Women college students--North Carolina
  14. Summer Sessions
  15. Universities and colleges
  16. Art Centers
  17. Art in Education
  18. Art Teachers
  19. Sculptors
  20. College students
  21. Intellectual life
  22. Physical education and training
  23. College buildings
  24. School grounds
  25. Educators
  26. Black Mountains (N.C.)--Description and travel
  27. Acquisitions Information

    Gift of Miss Roberta Blair, Vineland, New Jersey, September 15, 1975; accessioned September 15, 1975. Addition, gift of Roberta Blair on March 22, 1976; 4 items (8 x 10 black and white photographs); accessioned March 25, 1976. During March-April, 2012, these records were moved from the State Archives building in Raleigh to the Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C.

    Processing Information

  28. Processed by Cathy Jackson, September, 1975
  29. Encoded by Ashley Yandle, May 30, 2002; additional encoding, May, 2010