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Martin Duberman Collection


Martin Bauml Duberman, born in New York City in 1930, is a playwright and author of many historical works including Charles Francis Adams (1961) and James Russell Lowell (1966), and a social-history of the experimental liberal arts school Black Mountain College in Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community (1972).This collection contains papers relating to Martin Duberman's research into the history of the experimental school Black Mountain College (located in Black Mountain, N.C.) and his subsequent book Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, first published in 1972. It includes correspondence between Duberman and people connected with Black Mountain College, research files, manuscri ... (more below)

Title

Martin Duberman Collection

Collection Number

PC.1678

Date(s)

1933 - 1980

Language

English

Physical Description
Genre/Physical Characteristic

Research Material

Physical Description
Cubic feet
15.2
Physical Description
Boxes
35.00
Cubic feet
29.20
Abstract

Martin Bauml Duberman, born in New York City in 1930, is a playwright and author of many historical works including  Charles Francis Adams (1961) and  James Russell Lowell (1966), and a social-history of the experimental liberal arts school Black Mountain College in  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community (1972).

This collection contains papers relating to Martin Duberman's research into the history of the experimental school Black Mountain College (located in Black Mountain, N.C.) and his subsequent book  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, first published in 1972. It includes correspondence between Duberman and people connected with Black Mountain College, research files, manuscript materials, college publications, interview transcripts and tapes, photographs, negatives, newspaper clippings, journal articles, books, drafts and reviews of Duberman's book.

Abstract

Martin Bauml Duberman, born in New York City in 1930, is a playwright and author of many historical works including Charles Francis Adams (1961) and James Russell Lowell (1966), and a social-history of the experimental liberal arts school Black Mountain College in Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community (1972). This collection contains papers relating to Martin Duberman's research into the history of the experimental school Black Mountain College (located in Black Mountain, N.C.) and his subsequent book Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, first published in 1972. It includes correspondence between Duberman and people connected with Black Mountain College, research files, manuscript materials, college publications, interview transcripts and tapes, photographs, negatives, newspaper clippings, journal articles, books, drafts and reviews of Duberman's book.

Physical Location

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

Physical Location

WRA:4C01-4C07

Creator

Duberman, Martin B.

Creator

Martin B. Duberman

Repository

Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina



Seven (7) series: Correspondence; Source Materials; College Publications; Interviews; Photographs; Drafts; Impact


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, December, 2001

Encoded by Ashley Yandle, May, 2002

This collection was processed with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Revised by Ashley Yandle, September, 2004


Martin Bauml Duberman was born in New York City in 1930. He received a B.A. from Yale in 1952 and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1957. He taught American history at Yale from 1957-1962 and at Princeton from 1963-1971. During this time he also wrote several historical works such as the biographies  Charles Francis Adams (1961) and   James Russell Lowell (1966), a collection of essays  The Uncompleted Past (1969), and a social-history of the experimental liberal arts school Black Mountain College in  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community (1972). He was also a playwright and his documentary play  In White America (1963) received critical acclaim.

Duberman wrote several other books including  About Time (1986),  Stonewall (1993) and theautobiographical  Cures (1991).In addition, he founded several activists groups such as the NationalGay Task Force, the Gay Academic Union, and the Center for Lesbian and GayStudies at the City University of New York.

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. Despite the fact that Black Mountain College could rarely offer faculty more than room and board, a number of important teachers and artists were drawn to the school as part of the regular faculty or to participate in the school's Summer Institutes. Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Merce Cunningham, Max Dehn, Joseph Fiore, Buckminister Fuller, Edward Lowinsky, Robert Motherwell, Charles Olson, M.C. Richards, and Xanti Schawinsky were only a few of those who taught at Black Mountain College. In addition, the success of several of the college's students (such as Ruth Asawa, Edward Dorn, Kenneth Noland, and Robert Rauschenberg) helped to further the college's reputation in the area of the arts and the avant garde.

The character and focus of Black Mountain College shifted over time, according to the make-up of the faculty and students. Personal and ideological conflicts were common and sometimes lead to major changes in the college community. Lack of funds added to the stress of the situation, as did the school's physical isolation and its sometimes strained relations with the local population. Eventually, the student enrollment and available funds dwindled until the college was forced to close in 1956.


Martin Duberman on January 23 and October 22, 1981


[Identification of item], PC.1678, Martin Duberman Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, NC, USA.


Purchased by the State Archives of North Carolina from Martin Duberman on January 23 and October 22, 1981. During March-April, 2012, these records were moved from the State Archives building in Raleigh to the Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C.


Black Mountain College Records


Black Mountain College Research Project


Allan Sly Papers


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
  2.  North Carolina Museum of Art, Black Mountain College Research Project
  3. Materials relating to  Black Mountain College at the State Archives of North Carolina

The Martin Duberman Collection is a result of Martin Duberman's research into the history of Black Mountain College and his subsequent book  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, first published by E.P. Dutton in 1972. The collection includes correspondence, research files, college publications, interview transcripts and audiotapes, photographs, newspaper clippings, journal articles, books, drafts and reviews collected by Duberman from 1965-1980.

A Note About Names: In other collections relating to Black Mountain College, female students and teachers are listed under the family name that they used while at Black Mountain College. In the cases of women married while at the college, married names are used. Married or professional names not used while at BMC are included in parenthesis at the end of the names. In order to avoid confusion, this finding aid uses the same protocol for names.

Some individuals, particularly students, were referred to by BMC nicknames in official college publications or in interviews. Most of these nicknames have not been retained in the finding aid, with the exception of those that were used so frequently that their inclusion was needed to avoid confusion. In those cases, the BMC nickname has been placed in quotes after the given name of the individual.


Martin Bauml Duberman was born in New York City in 1930. He received a B.A. from Yale in 1952 and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1957. He taught American history at Yale from 1957-1962 and at Princeton from 1963-1971. During this time he also wrote several historical works such as the biographies Charles Francis Adams (1961) and James Russell Lowell (1966), a collection of essays The Uncompleted Past (1969), and a social-history of the experimental liberal arts school Black Mountain College in Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community (1972). He was also a playwright and his documentary play In White America (1963) received critical acclaim.

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. Despite the fact that Black Mountain College could rarely offer faculty more than room and board, a number of important teachers and artists were drawn to the school as part of the regular faculty or to participate in the school's Summer Institutes. Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Merce Cunningham, Max Dehn, Joseph Fiore, Buckminister Fuller, Edward Lowinsky, Robert Motherwell, Charles Olson, M.C. Richards, and Xanti Schawinsky were only a few of those who taught at Black Mountain College. In addition, the success of several of the college's students (such as Ruth Asawa, Edward Dorn, Kenneth Noland, and Robert Rauschenberg) helped to further the college's reputation in the area of the arts and the avant garde.

The character and focus of Black Mountain College shifted over time, according to the make-up of the faculty and students. Personal and ideological conflicts were common and sometimes lead to major changes in the college community. Lack of funds added to the stress of the situation, as did the school's physical isolation and its sometimes strained relations with the local population. Eventually, the student enrollment and available funds dwindled until the college was forced to close in 1956.

The Martin Duberman Collection is a result of Martin Duberman's research into the history of Black Mountain College and his subsequent book Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, first published by E.P. Dutton in 1972. The collection includes correspondence, research files, college publications, interview transcripts and audiotapes, photographs, newspaper clippings, journal articles, books, drafts and reviews collected by Duberman from 1965-1980.

A Note About Names: In other collections relating to Black Mountain College, female students and teachers are listed under the family name that they used while at Black Mountain College. In the cases of women married while at the college, married names are used. Married or professional names not used while at BMC are included in parenthesis at the end of the names. In order to avoid confusion, this finding aid uses the same protocol for names.

Some individuals, particularly students, were referred to by BMC nicknames in official college publications or in interviews. Most of these nicknames have not been retained in the finding aid, with the exception of those that were used so frequently that their inclusion was needed to avoid confusion. In those cases, the BMC nickname has been placed in quotes after the given name of the individual.


  • Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
  • Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
  • Collective settlements--North Carolina--History--20th century.
  • College students--North Carolina--Social life and customs--20th century.
  • College teachers--North Carolina--Social life and customs--20th century.
  • Education, Humanistic.
  • Interpersonal conflict.
  • Universities and colleges--North Carolina--Curricula.
  • Collective settlements
  • College students
  • College teachers
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Education, Higher
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Universities and colleges
  • Curricula (Courses of Study)
  • Authors
  • Books
  • Black Mountain

Physical Description
Boxes
4
Cubic feet
1.6
Physical Description
Boxes
4.00
Cubic feet
1.60
Physical Location

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

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent.

The Correspondence series (Series 1) contains letters between Martin Duberman and former Black Mountain College students and faculty, researchers, and other interested individuals concerning the research for Duberman's book. The letters usually concern the setting up of interviews and may also include personal information, original materials illustrating the individual's current activities, reminiscences of Black Mountain, character sketches of people there, and suggestions about sources of funding for Duberman's research. All of these materials are unrestricted and available for research.

Arranged alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent.

The Correspondence series (Series 1) contains letters between Martin Duberman and former Black Mountain College students and faculty, researchers, and other interested individuals concerning the research for Duberman's book. The letters usually concern the setting up of interviews and may also include personal information, original materials illustrating the individual's current activities, reminiscences of Black Mountain, character sketches of people there, and suggestions about sources of funding for Duberman's research. All of these materials are unrestricted and available for research.

844  
Correspondence

Box: PC.1678.1  
Adams, W. Howard and Jan
26116  
Albers, Josef and Anni
26117  
Aley, Janet
26118  
Andrews, Richard L.
Scope and Content

Includes Andrews' comments about BMC in general, educational plans, "student participation in institutional affairs," coeducation, and faculty ownership of BMC.

26119  
Asawa, Ruth (Lanier)
26120  
Babcock, Robert S.
26121  
Bailey, Tom
26122  
Baker, Betty
26123  
Bannerman, Arthur M.
26124  
Baratte, John J.
26125  
Barnhart, Raymond
26126  
Barnitz, Eric
26127  
Barritt, Elizabeth
Scope and Content

Includes discussions of how the college was viewed by the surrounding community.

26128  
Bell, Charles
26129  
Bennett, Peggy (Cole)
26130  
Bentley, Eric Russell
26131  
Berge', Carol P.
26132  
Billing, Leonard Winter and Dori
26133  
Bland, Jane C.
26134  
Blessing, James H.
26135  
Bolotowsky, Ilya
Scope and Content

Includes corrections by Ilya Bolotowsky to a rough draft of Duberman's book.

26136  
Boyden, Cynthia
26137  
Brager, Nancy (Katz)
26138  
Brett, Mary (Daniels)
26139  
Brooks, Lee M.
26140  
Brown, Samuel Emmons Jr.
Scope and Content

Includes personal reminiscences which discuss the 1944 faculty crisis, Eric Bentley, the departure of Robert Wunsch, Erwin W. Straus, etc. Also includes discussions of Duberman's writing style and Brown's corrections to a rough draft of Chapter 7.

26141  
Cage, John
26142  
Cavrell, Otis
26143  
Cohodorov, Stephan
26144  
Cooley, John Hay
26145  
Corkran, David H.
Scope and Content

Includes discussions of integration at BMC, the personalities of the some faculty and students, and difficulties at the college.

26146  
Cramer, Doughton
Scope and Content

Includes a copy of Cramer 's article "I went to Black Mountain College."

26147  
Creeley, Robert
26148  
Cunningham, Merce
26149  
Daniels, Marvin
Scope and Content

Includes information about Marion Deutsch Daniels

26150  
Datz, Aaron
26151  
Davidoff, Judith
26152  
Dearstyne, Howard
26153  
de Creeft, Jose and Lorrie Goulet de Creeft
26154  
de Graaff, Frances
26155  
Dehn, Toni
26156  
Dreier, Theodore
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscences.

26157  
Dresner, Marita
26158  
Droll, Donald E.
26159  
du Plessix, Francine (Gray)
26160  
Ehrman, Irma (Gray)
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscences concerning Anni and Josef Albers, Robert Wunsch, Ted Dreier, and Bill Levi. Also includes information about possible sources of funds for Duberman's research and both Gray's and Duberman's personal lives.

26161  
Eliot, Alexander
26162  
Evarts, John
Scope and Content

Includes the essay "Music at Black Mountain College 1933-1942" by Evarts and Evarts' reaction to Duberman's book.

26163  
Field, Ralph Tom
26164  
Fiore, Joseph Albert
26165  
Fogelson, Florence (Blumberg)
26166  
Forbes, Stephen Hathaway
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscences concerning John A. Rice, Ted Dreier, and Dante Fiorello. Also includes notes from Forbes' diary and Forbes reaction to Duberman's book.

26167  
Foreman, Clark Howell
26168  
Fox, Lawrence E.
26169  
Freeman, Elsie T.
Scope and Content

Includes correspondence between Duberman and Freeman, the Curator of Manuscripts at Washington University, concerning the library's holdings.

26170  
Freeman, Margaret
26171  
French, Nathaniel Stowers
26172  
Freund, Gerald
26173  
Froelicher, Hans Jr.
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscences about John A. Rice.

26174  
Fuller, R. Buckminster
26175  
Gara, Larry
Scope and Content

Includes references to Alex Reed and Gara's applying to BMC.

26176  
Gothe, Richard
26177  
Graham, Frank Porter
26178  
Gregory, Mary "Molly"
26179  
Gross, Ronald
26180  
Guermonprez, Trude (Elsesser)
Box: PC.1678.2  
Haase, Martin Rudy
26182  
Hahn, Hannelore (Stoumen)
26183  
Hamlin, Will G.
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscences about BMC at the Blue Ridge campus, the differences between Antioch and BMC, dances, concerts, Robert Wunsch, educational philosophies, Josef Albers, Erwin Straus, the effects of freedom on students, rules at BMC, Interlude, dining hall food, the Lake Eden campus, the 1944 faculty crisis, Eric Bentley, attitudes towards sex, and descriptions of various students. Also includes Hamlin's reaction to reading several chapter drafts of Duberman's book.

26184  
Hanes, R. Philip, Jr.
Scope and Content

Correspondence deals with the search for funding for Duberman's research.

26185  
Harris, Mary Emma
Scope and Content

Correspondence about Harris' thesis and the Black Mountain Research Project being conducted by the North Carolina Museum of Art.

26186  
Hedden, Mark
26187  
Hellman, Robert
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscence about the car accident involving Hellman, Tom Field, Robert Creeley, Dan Rice, and George Fick.

26188  
Henning, Ervin
26189  
Herschberger, Ruth
26190  
Holl, Harry William
26191  
Hoult, Thomas Ford
Scope and Content

Letter about applying for a job at BMC and lack of funding for faculty salaries.

26192  
Jackson, Tommy R.
Scope and Content

Includes commentary on the description of Jackson in Duberman's book.

26193  
Jalowetz, Lisa (Aronson)
26194  
Jamieson, Gwen
26195  
Jennerjahn, Warren Paul "Pete"
Scope and Content

Includes information about and correspondence from Elizabeth Schmitt Jennerjahn.

26196  
Jerome, Judson
26197  
Johnson, Philip
Scope and Content

Includes a letter from Philip Johnson to Duberman and a copy of "Chapter III" of Duberman's book edited by Johnson.

26198  
Johnson, Ray
Scope and Content

Includes correspondence, photocopy of newspaper clipping about Ray Johnson's work, announcement of a book by Johnson, poster, and "Norman Solomon's Doberman Interviews Ray Johnson."

26199  
Jones, Charles M.
26200  
Jones, Houston G.
Scope and Content

Includes correspondence between Duberman and the State Archivist of North Carolina concerning the Black Mountain College Records.

26201  
Jones, Tom
26202  
Kadden, Lore (Lindenfeld)
26203  
Katz, Leslie
26204  
Kazin, Alfred
26205  
King, Basil
26206  
Kocher, A. Lawrence
26207  
Kocher, Sandra
26208  
Kontos, Cecille
Scope and Content

Includes information about Duberman and Kontos' search for Harrison Begay.

26209  
Kremen, Irwin
26210  
Kuehl, Warren F.
Scope and Content

Biographer of Hamilton Holt, former President of Rollins College.

26211  
Kurtz, Kenneth
26212  
LaFarge, Tim
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscences about Josef Albers, the 1949 faculty crisis, Edward Dahlberg, and Charles Olson.

26213  
Lamont, Helen
26214  
Lane, Mervin Louis
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscences about the nature of BMC, relations between the college and the surrounding area, and the BMC press.

26215  
Lessere, Samuel E.
Scope and Content

Includes personal reminiscences.

26216  
Levett, Grahame
26217  
Levi, Albert William
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscences about Levi's departure from BMC and internal politics at BMC.

26218  
Levin, Roy
26219  
Levy, Jerrold
26220  
Litz, Katherine
26221  
Lockwood, Richard H.
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscence about Anna Schauffler, Edward Lowinsky, Heinrich Jalowetz, the BMC community, and issues of student equality and freedom.

26222  
Lockwood, Willard A.
Scope and Content

Director of Wesleyan University Press.

26223  
Loram, Hilda Margaret (Bailey)
26224  
Lowell, Jim
26225  
Lowinsky, Edward
Scope and Content

Includes letters from Mike Weaver to Edward Lowinsky, a letter from Duberman detailing why he was interested in BMC, and other correspondence between Duberman and Lowinsky.

26226  
MacHenry, Trueman S.
Scope and Content

Includes correspondence and reminiscences about Madame Goldowski, Natasha Goldowski, the nature of BMC, educational issues, Flola Shepard, the natural surroundings at Lake Eden campus, Hazel-Frieda Larsen (Archer), Charles Olson, the Quakers at BMC, summer sessions, the role of the farm, wood-cutting to raise money, Max Dehn, and Trueman's activities as a student.

26227  
Malten, William
26228  
Mangold, Frederick Rogers
Scope and Content

Contains reminiscences and correspondence from both Fred and Anne Mangold about the nature of BMC, John A. Rice (mainly the reasons for Rice's leaving BMC, such as the "Mayhall Affair"), Nell Rice, Josef and Anni Albers, Stanton Adams, and the role of democracy in the college's government. Some references are made to Joseph Martin's correspondence with Duberman. Also includes debates between the Mangolds and Duberman about the purpose of education and other educational theories.

26229  
Marden, Robert H.
26230  
Marquis, Lucian C.
26231  
Martin, Joseph Walford
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscences about race relations at BMC, John A. Rice (particularly the reasons for his departure), William Edward Zeuch, Joe King, and Herminio Portell-Vila. Some references are made to Fred and Anne Mangold's correspondence with Duberman. Also includes a program from the play  In White America by Martin Duberman, references to Andrew S. Leinoff's thesis on BMC, a list of faculty members 1937-1940, and Martin's corrections and comments on chapters of Duberman's book.

Box: PC.1678.3  
Maute, Charles V.
26233  
McCanna, Alice (Stark)
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscence of life at Black Mountain College.

26234  
McCoy, Garnett
Scope and Content

Archivist at the Archives of American Art. Includes information about the Josef Albers Papers.

26235  
McGraw, John rGary
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscences by Gary McGraw about the early Blue Ridge years, as well as correspondence with Mrs. McGraw (Gary McGraw's wife) and Claudia McGraw (his mothe).

26236  
McKee, William W.
26237  
McLaughlin, William R.
26238  
Mele, Bette C.
26239  
Melnechuk, Theodore
26240  
Miller, Ruth (Currier)
26241  
Mitchell, Mary Lou "Mel" (Kelly)
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscences about Edward Dahlberg, Robert Rauschenberg, Sue Weil, Charles Olson, the effect of BMC on students and faculty, Natasha Goldowski, Rich Negro, the fire at the [Science?] lab, Eric Renner, Theodore Dreier, Trude Guermonprez (Elsesser), Albert William Levi, Mary Caroline "M.C." Richards, exams, attitudes towards sex at BMC, Isabel Mangold, R. Buckminster Fuller, Vollmer Hetherington, and N. O. Pittinger. Also includes Mel Kelly's corrections to Duberman's rough drafts of various chapters.

26242  
Mixon, Eloise Turner
26243  
Moellenhoff, Fritz
26244  
Morgan, Mary Kelly
26245  
Morris, Dorothy
26246  
Morse, Alexander Beauregard
26247  
Morton, Nelle
26248  
Newhall, Beaumont
26249  
Oline, Sheila (Marbain)
26250  
Olson, Charles
26251  
Overman, Gina
Scope and Content

Includes information about Harvey Harmon and Lorrainne Harmon Barrow.

26252  
Page, Don
26253  
Paley, Henry D.
26254  
Paul, Elliot
26255  
Paul, Leslie (Symington)
26256  
Penn, Arthur
26257  
Perrow, Charles B.
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscences about Albert William "Bill" Levi, Josef Albers, faculty crisis, curriculum issues, books read in Bill Levi's classes, the 1948 Summer Session, and John Wallen. Also includes Perrow's comments about a draft of one of the chapters of Duberman's book.

26258  
Pettis, Billy James
26259  
Pfuetze, Paul E.
26260  
Poirier, Richard
Scope and Content

Includes a letter from Theodore Dreier to Richard Poirier dated Dec. 5, 1968 and concerning BMC.

26261  
Pride, Benton
26262  
Queen, Anne
26263  
Ravenel, Gaillard F.
Scope and Content

Includes a draft of the proposal for the Black Mountain College Research Project.

26264  
Rice, Dan
26265  
Rice, Frank A.
26266  
Rice, John A.
26267  
Richards, Mary Caroline "M.C."
Scope and Content

Includes a letter from M.C. Richards to Howard Adams concerning BMC and it's relationship to her life, discussion between Richards and Duberman about academic and social freedom, and photocopies of newspaper articles about changes in the Canadian Universities.

26268  
Rivoire, Alice S.
Scope and Content

Letters concerning Frederick Raymond Georgia.

26269  
Rodman, Carol
26270  
Rogolsky, Posey
26271  
Rondthaler, Howard M.
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscence of hikes at BMC, Theodore Rondthaler, and the Oregon "cooperative community."

26272  
Rondthaler, Alice K.
Scope and Content

Includes a biographical sketch of Theodore Rondthaler by Alice Rondthaler.

26273  
Rosenfeld, Mrs. Vasiliki
26274  
Rumaker, Michael J.
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscence of the car accident involving Tom Field and comments on Duberman's description of Charles Olson.

26275  
Scharlatt, Hal
Scope and Content

Letters to Duberman from his editor at E.P. Dutton.

26276  
Schauffler, Katherine
26277  
Schawinsky, Xanti
Scope and Content

Includes comments about Danse Macabre and Spectodrama.

26278  
Schiffrin, Andre
26279  
Schwartz, Olga
26280  
Shelley, Lewis
26281  
Shepard, Flola
26282  
Sherman, Hoyt
26283  
Sherwood, Zoe R.
26284  
Silbey, Rosemary
Scope and Content

Researcher who searched the Cornell University archives for references to Frederick Raymond Georgia and BMC.

26285  
Sillmann, Sewell
26286  
Silverglate, Harvey A.
Scope and Content

Lawyer for Robert Creeley. Correspondence deals with Duberman's account of the car accident involving Tom Field, Robert Creeley, George Fick, Dan Rice, and Robert Hellman. Includes an article written by Creeley on the subject.

26287  
Simon, Morris Leon
26288  
Sinclair, Magdalene
26289  
Sly, Allan Bernard
26290  
Smith, Newton
26291  
Smith, Robert T.
26292  
Smith, Roysce
Scope and Content

Includes information about Paul Goodman.

26293  
Sohmers, Harriett (Zwerling)
26294  
Solomon, Norman
26295  
Sprague, Claire
26296  
Spurr, Stephan H.
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscence about John A. Rice, Rollins College, and the creation of BMC.

26297  
Steinau, Morton J.
26298  
Stern, Gerd
26299  
Stiles, Leonard D. "Knute"
26300  
Stix, John
26301  
Stoller, Claude
26302  
Straus, Erwin Walter
Scope and Content

Includes photocopy of a proposal written by Straus in 1940 entitled "The Dead Letter and the Living Word."

26303  
Sunley, Robert
Box: PC.1678.4  
Swenson, Lee
Scope and Content

Includes pamphlets from the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence.

26305  
Swift, Lucy H.
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscence about John Wallen and life at BMC.

26306  
Thomas, Howard
26307  
Trayer, Raymond
26308  
Turner, Robert
26309  
Urbain, John A.
26310  
Vanderbeek, Edward Stanley
26311  
Walden, Judd
26312  
Wallen, John
Scope and Content

Includes correspondence, Wallen's corrections of a draft of a chapter of Duberman's book, and Wallen's reaction to the published book; corrections contain reminiscences about the work program, Arthur Penn, Wallen's classes and views.

26313  
Wasserstrom, William
26314  
Watt, Jay
26315  
Weaver, Michael "Mike"
Scope and Content

An editor for the magazine Form, which published a series of issues about BMC. Includes correspondence between Duberman and Carroll G. Bowen, director of the M.I.T. Press concerning an outline for a book by Michael Weaver on Black Mountain College.

26316  
Weinberger, Eric
26317  
Wescott, Marion
Scope and Content

Includes reminiscence about John A. Rice.

26318  
Whitehead, Bill
Scope and Content

Letters from Doubleday & Company about cover design, blurbs and photographs.

26319  
Wicker, Roger A.
Scope and Content

Writer and researcher working on Black Mountain College.

26320  
Wigner, Eugene P.
Scope and Content

Inter-office memo concerning Natasha Goldowski.

26321  
Williams, Betty
26322  
Williams, Carroll W.
26323  
Williams, Jonathan
Scope and Content

Includes references to Jargon, The Jargon Society, Mike Weaver, and Jonathan William's corrections to rough drafts of Duberman's book.

26324  
Winter, Henry M.
26325  
Wohlreich, George M.
Scope and Content

Researcher working on Black Mountain College.

26326  
Wolpert, Bernard M.
Scope and Content

Includes information about Jeremiah F. Wolpert.

26327  
Wood, Emily
Scope and Content

Wife of Horace McGuire Wood.

26328  
Wylie, Craig
26329  
Zabriskie, George
26330  
Outgoing Letters
Scope and Content

Letters sent by Duberman to various individuals and organizations seeking information about Black Mountain College, thanking them for information provided, etc. No responses to these letters have been found.

26331  
Unidentified Letters
Scope and Content

Pages of letters to Duberman from unidentified individuals. Includes references to the 1944 faculty crisis, Eric Bentley, Clark Foreman, Robert Duncan, life at BMC, Charles Olson, Michael J. Rumaker, and comments on Duberman's book.

Physical Description
Boxes
4
Cubic feet
1.6
Physical Description
Boxes
4.00
Cubic feet
1.60
Physical Location

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

Arrangement

The Source Materials series (Series 2) includes materials found by or given to Duberman while he was doing research on Black Mountain College. This series includes files about individuals associated with the school, subject files, newspaper and journal articles, books, and oversized materials. It also contains original or photocopied manuscript materials such as letters, reminiscences, diaries, character sketches, essays, exam answers, brochures, posters, etc. All of these files are unrestricted and available for research.

The Source Materials series (Series 2) includes materials found by or given to Duberman while he was doing research on Black Mountain College. This series includes files about individuals associated with the school, subject files, newspaper and journal articles, books, and oversized materials. It also contains original or photocopied manuscript materials such as letters, reminiscences, diaries, character sketches, essays, exam answers, brochures, posters, etc. All of these files are unrestricted and available for research.

1938  
Files About Individuals

Scope and Content

Research files on people connected with Black Mountain College. Includes originals or photocopies of articles by or about the person, biographical sketches brochures, reminiscences, correspondence, diaries, etc.

Box: PC.1678.5  
Albers, Josef
Scope and Content

1935. Article  "Art as a Fourth 'R'" by Grace Alexander Young.

[Ca. 1938.] Photocopy of letter from Josef Albers to John A. Rice concerning community disillusionment with John Rice.

[Ca. 1940.] Essay  "The Meaning of Art" by Josef Albers.1949. Catalog of exhibition of Albers' work at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

1956. Catalog of Josef Albers' work published for the Associates in Fine Arts. 1963. Collection of articles about Albers.

1965, June. Review from Labyrinth of Albers' book  The Interaction of Color. 1965. Excerpt from "Painters and Poets," Oct.-Nov.

1968, Jan.  Origin: Third Series Celebrating Josef Albers.

1970, Oct. 15. Article  "Josef Albers: 'Prophet and Presiding Genius of American OP [sic] Art" by Sam Hunter.

N.D. Yale lecture by Josef Albers. Corresponds with Tape #100, located with the interviews tapes in Series 4.

26333  
Albers, Anni
Scope and Content

1941. Article  "Handweaving Today: Textile Work at Black Mountain College" by Anni Albers.

1943, May. Article  "Designing" by Anni Albers.

1944. Article  "One Aspect of Art Work" by Anni Albers.

1946, April. Article  "Constructing Textiles" by Anni Albers.

1947, Feb. Article  "Design: Anonymous and Timeless" by Anni Albers.

1948. Article  "Fabrics" by Anni Albers.

[1965]. Publicity flyer for the book On Weaving by Anni Albers.

1965, August. Article  "A Conversation with Anni Albers" reprinted from Craft Horizons.

[N.D.]  "Pictorial Weavings" catalog of exhibition of Anni Albers' works.

[N.D.] Brochure advertising the 2nd edition of the book, Anni Albers: On Designing.

26334  
Bennett, Peggy (Cole)
Scope and Content

Unpublished reminiscence by Peggy Bennett Cole of her time as a student, 1944-45. Some pages are missing. Includes references to first impressions of BMC, student life, Fritz Hansgirg, Charles "Chuck" Forberg, Jane "Slats" Slater, Annette Stone, and Theodore Dreier.

26335  
Bolotowsky, Ilya
Scope and Content

Article  "Squares' Progress" by John Gruen.

26336  
Cage, John
Scope and Content

Typed description of John Cage and Merce Cunningham.

26337  
Cooley, Samuel
Scope and Content

1948, Nov. 18. Letter from Josef Albers to Samuel Cooley concerning preparations for a "prospective" Board of Trustees.

[1948] List of address of prospective members of the board mentioned in Albers' letter.

1948, Dec. 21. Letter from Roy A. Taylor of the law firm Finch and Taylor to Cooley concerning the individual liability of the Trustees of a college for the institution's debts.

1949, Jan. 26. Open letter from Raymond S. Trayer concerning the petition asking for Theodore Dreier's resignation.

1949, May 25. Letter from Theodore Dreier to Cooley concerning Dreier's resignation and leaving BMC.

26338  
Creeley, Robert
Scope and Content

Photocopied transcript of Robert Creeley being interviewed by L.M.[?]. Includes discussions of poetry and literature, Charles Olson, the history of Black Mountain College (mainly the 1950's period), the value of the BMC educational experience, etc.

26339  
Dixon, Daniel
Scope and Content

Photocopy of excerpt from reminiscence  "Ssss, Boom, Phffft!" by Daniel Dixon.

26340  
Evarts, John
26341  
Correspondence, June 26-July 21, 1941
Scope and Content

Original correspondence between John Evarts and Frederick R. Mangold, "Rach," Theodore Dreier, and Mrs. Bobbie Dreier. Deals with current events at BMC, the 1941 work camp, the farm, the construction of the Lake Eden campus, students, fund-raising, and publicity for the college.

26342  
Diary and character descriptions
Scope and Content

Photocopies of excerpts from Evarts's diary from September, 1936 and descriptions of various people associated with BMC, including Josef Albers, Anni Albers, Theodore Dreier, John Evarts, Frederick R. Mangold, Isabel Mangold, Anne Gilbert Mangold, and Joseph Walford Martin.

26343  
General
Scope and Content

1967, April. Quote from John Evarts about Black Mountain College.

N.D. Typed note [perhaps by Frank Rice?] describing John Evarts.

26344  
Foreman, Clark
Scope and Content

Photocopies of letters from Theodore Dreier to Clark Foreman, which deal with Frances de Graaff, Eric Bentley, and the 1944 Faculty Crisis. Also includes a photocopy of article from the New York Times about Foreman and the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, 1968.

26345  
Fuller, R. Buckminster
Scope and Content

Printout of biographical information about Fuller from the New York Times News Service.

26346  
Knickerbocker, Irving
Scope and Content

Photocopy of resume for Irving Knickerbocker.

26347  
Kocher, A. Lawrence
Scope and Content

1943, July. Booklet  The Architectural Center: An Organization to Cooordinate Building Research, Planning, Design, and Construction by A. Lawrence Kocher and Howard Dearstyne, reprinted from New Pencil Points.

[N.D.] Pamphlet  Homes to enrich our national standard of living by A. Lawrence Kocher.

26348  
Kocher, Sandra
Scope and Content

Photocopy of reminiscence  "Black Mountain College" by Sandra Kocher.

26349  
Larsen, Hazel-Frieda (Archer)
Scope and Content

Photocopies of pages from the book 5 Photographers. Includes essays by Hazel-Frieda Larsen, Andrew F. Oates, Jr., Vernon Phillips, Stanley Vanderbeek, and Nick Cernovich.

26350  
Levy, Jerrold
Scope and Content

Reminiscence, "Why Black Mountain?" by Jerrold Levy.

26351  
Lowinsky, Edward
Scope and Content

Typescript of letter from Edward Lowinsky to Bobbie [Dreier], June 28, 1948. Includes description of his travels in Italy, attempts at racial integration at BMC, and changes in the music department.

26352  
Mangold, Frederick Rogers
Scope and Content

[1941, June 22] Letter to Roland Boyden from Frederick Mangold offering Boyden a job at BMC.

[N.D.] Photocopy of letter from Robert Wunsch to Fred Mangold.

26353  
Margaretten, Maryrose (Rogdsky)
Scope and Content

Reminiscence by Maryrose Margaretten Rogdsky. Includes references to student life during the summer session, William Ragland "Rags" Watkins, and Dave Reznick.

26354  
Martin, Joseph Walford
Scope and Content

1938, Sept. 22. Photocopy of letter from Joseph Martin to "Fred" [Fred Mangold?].

[N.D.] Essay  "Community Life at Black Mountain" by Joseph W. Martin.

26355  
Mitchell, Mary Lou "Mel" (Kelly)
26356  
Correspondence, 1949-1953
Scope and Content

Original correspondence between Mel Mitchell and "Andy," "Chris," Charles Olson, Natasha Goldowski, M.C. Richards and Cid Corman. Includes discussions of poetry, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Charles Olson, reactions to changes at BMC, advice on Mitchell's writing and job hunting.

26357  
Journals and Graduation Plan
Scope and Content

Description of a hike with Max Dehn, M.C. Richards and others in the mountains around Lake Eden; exploration of poetry; reactions to life at BMC; paddling a boat on Lake Eden; feelings on getting ready to leave BMC. Also includes a list of "Projects for graduation (possible)."

26358  
Olson, Charles
Scope and Content

1951. Photocopy of flyer advertising the 1951 Summer Session.

[1954] Flyer advertising the book Mayan Letters by Charles Olson.

1955, Jan. 15. Original letter from Olson to Stephen Forbes dated about the future of BMC.

1955, Feb. 1. Letter from Olson to Morton J. Steinau about accreditation and degrees from BMC.

1955, Feb. 8. Letter from Morton J. Steinau to Olson in answer of Olson's letter of Feb. 1.

1956, May 28. Letter to Olson from the State Supervisor of Veterans Education and Training.

[N.D.] Broadside of poem  "Trinacria" by Charles Olson.

26359  
Rice, John A.
Scope and Content

1937, May. Article  "Fundamentalism and the Higher Learning" by John A. Rice, reprinted from Harper's Magazine.

1939. Photocopy and typed of article  "Black Mountain College" by John Andrew Rice from Progressive Education.

[N.D.] Typed quotes from an interview with Rice, perhaps conducted by Duberman.

26360  
Richards, Mary Caroline "M.C."
Scope and Content

1947. Typescript of speech to the faculty by M.C. Richards concerning the "Wallen Proposal" by John Wallen.

1948, July 25. Original letter from M.C. Richards to Ted and Bobbie Dreier concerning disagreements about the future of BMC.

[N.D.] Story  "Atlantic Crossing" by Mary Caroline Richards.

[N.D.]"We began at this point to try to find how these needs could be met in a practical manner..." printed suggestions for improving life at BMC, with handwritten notes [by M.C. Richards?].

[N.D.] Letter to unknown individual from M.C. Richards concerning changes and conflicts at BMC.

[N.D.] Review of Richards's book, Centering.

[N.D.] Pamphlet,  The Crossing Point: Nine Letters on the Art of Education by Mary Caroline Richards.

26361  
Schawinsky, Xanti
26362  
General
Scope and Content

1961. Photocopy of article  "He's Got Artistic Drive" from the  Saturday Evening Post.

1964. Catalog from a retrospective exhibition of works by Xanti Schawinsky at Galleria La Colonna.

1971. Catalog from exhibition of Xanti Schawinsky's work at Galleria Jole Mazzolani.

26363  
Spectodrama
Scope and Content

1969. Reprint of article  "Spectodrama: Contemporary Studies" by Xanti Schawinsky from  Leonardo, Vol 2.

[N.D.] Mimeograph of script for  Spectodrama I.: Play Life, Illusion.

[N.D.] Mimeograph of script for  Spectodrama II: The New World.

[N.D.] Note on  Spectodrama lecture.

[N.D.] Duberman's notes on  Spectodrama and photocopies of quotes from various sources.

26364  
Shepard, Flola
Scope and Content

Unsigned letter to Shepard dated June 29, 1953, concerning the possibility of publishing a festschrift for Max Dehn.

26365  
Sly, Allan Bernard
Scope and Content

Essay  "Black Mountain College: a monograph by Allan B. Sly." Includes reminiscences about John A. Rice, unpacking the college each year at Blue Ridge, Josef Albers, Theodore Dreier, music, and various experiences at BMC.

26366  
Steinau, Morton J.
Scope and Content

Letters from Steinau to Mrs. Porter, dated March 20 and May 6, concerning the death of her son Dick Porter.

26367  
Stix, John
Scope and Content

Original copies of Stix's typed answers for the "History of Music" exam, ca. 1940.

Box: PC.1678.6  
Straus, Erwin Walter
Scope and Content

[N.D.] Photocopy of essay  "Black Mountain College" by Erwin Straus.

1967. Article  "An Existential Approach to Time" by Erwin W. Straus reprinted from  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 138.

1956, Sept. Pamphlet  Some Remarks About Awakeness by Erwin W. Straus.

1967, May 20. Notes by Duberman on "talks" between Erwin Straus and himself.

26369  
van de Wiele, Gerald
Scope and Content

Poster announcing exhibition of paintings and drawings by Gerald van de Wiele.

26370  
Wallen, John
Scope and Content

1945, Jan. Mimeographed essay  "A Note on Democracy as a Social Climate" by John L. Wallen.

1946, May 13. Original open letter to the faculty of BMC from John Wallen describing disagreements between Wallen and Josef Albers.

26371  
Williams, Jonathan
Scope and Content

1963, May. Article  "The Jargon Idea" by Millicent Bell reprinted from  Books at Brown, Vol. XIX.

1969. Two flyers for Williams' book  An Ear in Bartram's Tree.

26372  
Williams, Paul
Scope and Content

Original letter to Paul Williams from William T. Duckworth, dated Oct. 8, 1953, concerning the possibility of buying the Lake Eden campus.

26373  
Willimetz, Emil
Scope and Content

Writing by Emil Willimetz which begins: "The dying outlaw sat on a hill..."

26374  
Wunsch, William Robert
Scope and Content

1938, May. Photocopy of "General Meeting: May 1938 [by] W.R. Wunsch" reporting the departure of John Rice and the death of Dick Porter.

1939, July 30. Typed copy of letter from Wunsch to Frederick Mangold discussing the possible elopement of two students.

26375  
Zabriskie, George
Scope and Content

Photocopy of article  "Black Mountain College: A Personal Memoir, 1944-45" by George Zabriskie.

1939  
Research Files

Scope and Content

General research files, including notes by Duberman and originals or photocopies of manuscript documents.

26376  
Address Lists
Scope and Content

Lists of contact information for former BMC students and faculty.

26377  
Asheville
Scope and Content

Travel brochures for Asheville, N.C. ca. 1964-65.

26378  
Black Mountain, N.C.
Scope and Content

Travel brochure for Black Mountain, N.C., March 1962.

26379  
Class Notes
Scope and Content

Original notes taken by unidentified student. Perhaps from politics or current events class, [ca. 1930s?].

26380  
Journal
Scope and Content

Photocopies of sections of an unidentified journal, ca. 1933-34. Written by a female student at Black Mountain College. Includes references to Sara "Sally" Sylvester, E. Everett "Ev" Dwight, John A. Rice, and student romances.

26381  
Notebook and List of Rector Candidates
Scope and Content

Notebook with notes about the search for a rector, dreams, and amendments to the faculty meeting minutes. Author of notebook unknown. Also includes a list of candidates for Rector in the same handwriting as the notebook.

26382  
Poetry
Scope and Content

Three poems, two of which are unidentified. The third is  "After Lewis Carroll, Prophet" by Alice T. Paine.

26383  
Pros and Cons of BMC
Scope and Content

Original note by unidentified author, April 4, 1941. Lists the "good" and "bad" at Black Mountain College.

26384  
Research Notes
Scope and Content

Notes by Martin Duberman concerning research, short descriptions of incidents at BMC, addresses, and quotes from various sources.

26385  
Rollins Incident
Scope and Content

[1933.]  "Memorandum Regarding the Case of John A. Rice, dictated by Hamilton Holt."

1933, March 21. Copy of letter from Hamilton Holt to John Rice asking for his resignation.

1933, April 24. Statement by John A. Rice "concerning circumstances and causes of his dismissal."

1933, May 6. Copy of  The Rollins Herald which includes an article about Hamilton Holt.

1933, May 18-19. Notes taken by E. F. Brown of meetings between Holt, Rice and the representatives of the American Association of University Professors, Arthur O. Lovejoy and Austin S. Edwards.

1933, May 25. "Confidential memo" from President Hamilton Holt to the trustees of Rollins College concerning the meetings conducted by Lovejoy and Edwards.

1933, June 3. "Report of Interview Between Mr. Alan Tory and President Holt and Dean Anderson."

1933, June 11. Letter from Ralph Reed Lounsbury to Hamilton Holt concerning the dismissal of Lounsbury and Frederick Raymond Georgia.

1933, Nov. Reprints from the  Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors, Vol XIX, No. 7, of the  "Rollins College Report" (2 copies).

[N.D.] Duberman's notes concerning John A. Rice and the Rollins incident, drawn from letters from various individuals involved.

26386  
Symposiums
Scope and Content

Includes brochure for  "Black Mountain College Retrospective" presented by Warren Wilson College, and draft and final copy of  "Proposal for a Symposium on the Black Mountain Experiment" submitted to the National Council of Humanities by the Learning Institute of North Carolina.

26387  
Veterans
Scope and Content

Photocopy of a plan for a selective education for veterans [of World War II] at Black Mountain College.

26388  
"Wanted" Posters
Scope and Content

Satirical "Wanted" posters with photographs. Includes posters for Dan Rice, Wesley Huss, Charles Olson, Victor Kalos, Doyle Jones, Victor Sprague, Donald Francis Daley, Leonard Winter Billing, Tim LaFarge, Dick Weber, Katherine Litz, and Cynthia Metcalf.

1940  
Articles

1941  
Journals
Scope and Content

Journals or journal articles about Black Mountain College.

26389  
Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors, Vol. XIX, No. 7.
1933, November
Scope and Content

Includes the  "Rollins College Report" (p.416-439) by Arthur O. Lovejoy and Austin S. Edwards, which discusses the dismissals of John A. Rice, Ralph Reed Lounsbury, and Frederick Georgia. Also includes notes by Duberman relating to the article.

26390  
Harpers Magazine
1936, April
Scope and Content

Includes article  "Education on a Mountain: The Story of Black Mountain" by Louis Adamic.

26391  
Friends
1942, February
Scope and Content

Original copy of  Friends [Magazine], which includes the article  "Black Mountain College: A Stirring Example of Democratic Education" and photographs of student life.

26392  
Hanson, Virginia., College of the Future, Mademoiselle
1942, March
Scope and Content

Reprint of article that includes a short description of BMC and several photographs of student life.

26393  
Design, Vol. 47, No. 8.
1946, April
Scope and Content

Special issue on the 1945 Summer Art Institute at Black Mountain College. Includes articles by Felix Payant, Julia and Lyonel Feininger, Mary Callery, F.W. Goro, Walter Gropius, Ossip Zadkine, Fannie Hillsmith, Robert Motherwell, Josef Albers, Alvin Lustig, Paul Beidler, Anni Albers, and Jane Slater.

26394  
Coraddi: Annual Arts Forum Issue, Vol. LIV, No. 3.
1950
Scope and Content

Publication information: Greensboro, N.C.: The Woman's College of the University of North Carolina. Includes stories or poems by Mary Fitton, Jack Boyd, and Mark Hedden.

26395  
Coraddi: Annual Arts Forum Issue, Vol. LV, No. 3.
1951
Scope and Content

Publication information: Greensboro, N.C.: The Woman's College of the University of North Carolina. Includes poem by Joel L. Oppenheimer.

26396  
Form, No. 4
1967, April 15
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. 4 includes  "The Founding of the College" by Lewis Shelley,  "The Hochschule at Ulm" by Josef Albers, and  "Albers' 'Graphic Tectonics'" by Irving Finkelstein.

26397  
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.

26398  
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.

Box: PC.1678.7  
1968. Jordy, William H., The Aftermath of the Bauhaus in America: Gropius, Mies, and Breuer.
Scope and Content

Offprint from Perspectives in American History, Vol. II

26400  
Wicker, Roger A., Black Mountain College
1968, April
Scope and Content

Fifth article in the series "The Roots of Southern Radicalism." The New South Student.

26401  
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.

26402  
Porter, Peter., Papal Polemics
1969, January 31
Scope and Content

Published in New Statesman. Includes a paragraph on Alasdair Clayre's radio documentary [for the BBC?] on Black Mountain College.

26403  
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.

26404  
ASD Forum, Vol. 1, No. 1.
1969, July
Scope and Content

Behavior science publication sponsored by the Association for Social Design. Contains articles and letters concerning experimental schools, utopian communities, and Walden Two by Burrhus Frederic Skinner. Edited by Matthew Israel.

1942  
Newspapers
Scope and Content

Clippings from various newspapers of articles related to Black Mountain College or Duberman's research. Other newspaper articles are located in Oversized Materials.

26405  
1943
1943
Scope and Content

Includes articles about Black Mountain College's tenth anniversary, A. Lawrence Kocher, William Cole, and William Robert Wunsch.

26406  
1944
1944
Scope and Content

 Integration: Bulletin of the School of Organic Education, No. 10, April 1944. Publication from an experimental school in Fairhope, Alabama.

26407  
1960s
1960s
Scope and Content

Includes Duberman's ad for information about BMC, review of Thomas Bledsoe's book  Or We'll All Hang Separately (about Myles Horton's Highlander Folk School), an article about Leslie Katz, ads by Robert Hemenway for information about Zora Neale Hurston, and an article about dancer Paul Taylor.

26408  
N.D.
Scope and Content

Undated articles dealing with Black Mountain College or Black Mountain area events, ca. 1930s-1940s. Includes references to Elizabeth Parker, John Evarts, Kenneth Kurtz, Howard Shomer, faculty and staff changes, guest speakers, fire drills, elections of student officers, college dances, fuel rationing advisory board, student protests against the poll tax, Herbert Adolphus Miller, A. Lawrence Kocher, campus buildings, the Army hospital at Swannanoa, and Eva Zhitlowsky.

1943  
Books

Scope and Content

Includes books, pamphlets and other printed materials.

26409  
Rice, John Andrew, I Came Out of the Eighteenth Century
1942
Scope and Content

Publication information: New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1942. Autobiography of John A. Rice, which includes chapters on Rollins College and Black Mountain College. This copy includes marginal notes by Hamilton Holt in Chapter IX "Rollins was Holt."

26410  
Creeley, Robert, The Immoral Proposition
1953
Scope and Content

Jargon 8. Drawings by Ren'e Laubi'es. Designed and published by Jonathan Williams. Publication information: Germany: Karlsruhe, 1953.

26411  
Caplan, Ron and John Sinclair, ed., Whe're.
1966
Scope and Content

Publication information: Detroit: Artists' Workshop, 1966. Includes letter from Jonathan Williams, short essay about Haniel Long by Ed Dorn, interview with Robert Creeley by John Sinclair and Robin Eichele, and bibliography of Robert Creeley's works.

26412  
Moore, Robert S., Black Mountain College: The Visual Arts as Taught and Practiced at Black Mountain College
1966
Scope and Content

Exhibition catalogue, Carroll Reece Museum, April 26 - June 30, 1966. Publication information: [S.l.]: East Tennessee State University Press, 1966. Catalogue written as a graduate assignment by Robert S. Moore, Jr.

26413  
Davenport, Guy., Do You Have a Poem Book on E.E. Cummings?
1969
Scope and Content

Copy of Jargon 67. Publication information: Penland, N.C.: The Jargon Society, 1969.

26414  
N.D. Forbes, Stephen H., Musical Scales
Scope and Content

Publication information: Black Mountain, N.C.: Grafix, n.d. Copy signed by Forbes for Duberman.

1944  
Oversized Materials

Box: PC.1678.8  
Articles
Scope and Content

Original oversized newspaper articles.

26416  
1936
1936
Scope and Content

Articles about Black Mountain College at the Blue Ridge Campus.

26417  
1940s
1940s
Scope and Content

Includes articles about Walter Gropius, construction of the Lake Eden Campus, the work program, campus life at Lake Eden, and Mary "Molly" Gregory.

26418  
1950s
1950s
Scope and Content

Article about education at Black Mountain College in 1952 (2 copies) and notice of civil court cases of Hazel Larsen Archer, Nell A. Rice, and Natasha Goldowski Renner vs. the Corporation of Black Mountain College, 1957.

26419  
1970s
1970s
Scope and Content

Includes articles about the reprinting of the  Black Mountain Review, reviews of Martin Duberman's book  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, and a special issue of  The Arts Journal (Vol. 3, No. 7, April 1978) on Black Mountain College. Other reviews of Duberman's book can be found in Series 7.

26420  
Maps
Scope and Content

Ink drawing of the Lake Eden campus.

Physical Description
Boxes
4
Cubic feet
1.6
Physical Description
Boxes
4.00
Cubic feet
1.60
Physical Location

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

Arrangement

Arranged by publication type.

College Publications (Series 3) contain original materials that were published for or by Black Mountain College and were later given to or collected by Martin Duberman. These materials include announcements, bulletins, newsletters, community bulletins, forms, literary publications, postcards, programs, publicity flyers and brochures. All of these materials are unrestricted and available for research.

Arranged by publication type.

College Publications (Series 3) contain original materials that were published for or by Black Mountain College and were later given to or collected by Martin Duberman. These materials include announcements, bulletins, newsletters, community bulletins, forms, literary publications, postcards, programs, publicity flyers and brochures. All of these materials are unrestricted and available for research.

1945  
Bulletins

Box: PC.1978.9  
Catalogs and Announcements
26422  
Preliminary Statements
Scope and Content

Original mimeograph copy of  "Black Mountain College."

26423  
1933-1934/35
1933-1934/35
Scope and Content

Catalog  Black Mountain College, 1933-1934.

Second printing of catalog  Black Mountain College, 1934-1935 with cover [black] and emblem; insert  "Black Mountain College, Fall Semester, 1935."

26424  
1935/36-1937/38
1935/36-1937/38
Scope and Content

 Black Mountain College 1935-1936 [maroon].

 Black Mountain College, 1936-37 [green].

 Black Mountain College, 1937-1938 [gray].

26425  
1938/39-1939/40
1938/39-1939/40
Scope and Content

 Black Mountain College, 1938-1939 [light blue].

Catalog  Black Mountain College, 1939-1940 [brown].

26426  
1940/41-1941/42
1940/41-1941/42
Scope and Content

 Black Mountain College, 1940-1941 [navy blue].

 Black Mountain College, 1941-1942 [orange].

 "Supplement to 1941-42 Catalog, Summer School 1942...Summer Work Camp 1942."

26427  
1942-44
1942-44
Scope and Content

 Announcements 1942-43; supplement Faculty List which reflects changes due to the war [mimeograph].

 Announcements 1943-44; expanded edition was issued as  Black Mountain College Bulletin, Annual Announcements 1943-44, part of the  Black Mountain College Bulletin/Bulletin Newsletter.

26428  
Black Mountain College Bulletin, Nos. 1-8
1933-1944
26429  
No. 2-3, 5-8
Scope and Content

No. 2  "Concerning Art Instruction" by Josef Albers; includes original June 1934 edition and revised November 1944 edition with illustrated cover.

No. 3  "Views of and from the College" [1933-35].

No. 5  "Work with Material" by Anni Albers, November 1938.

No. 6  "The Building Project and Work Program" [1940-41].

No. 7  "Education in a Time of Crisis" by Erwin Straus, April 1941, taken from an address given on May 5, 1940 during BMC's First Annual Vistors' Week.

No. 8  "Black Mountain College, It's Aims and Methods" by Kenneth Kurtz [1944], reprinted from  The Haverford Review 3 (Winter 1944).

26430  
Black Mountain College Newsletter, Nos. 1-17
Nov. 1938-Nov. 1942
26431  
Vol. 1
26432  
No. 1-4
26433  
Vol. 2
26434  
No. 5-8
26435  
No. 11-17
26436  
Black Mountain College Bulletin/ Bulletin-Newsletter, Vol. 1-11
1942-1954
Scope and Content

Bulletins in this series were issued as either the  Black Mountain College Bulletin or the  Black Mountain College Bulletin-Newsletter. Issues are identified by the title of the first article.

26437  
Vol. 1
26438  
No. 2-5
26439  
Vol. 2
26440  
No. 1, 3-8
26441  
Vol. 3
26442  
No. 1-2, 5-9
26443  
Vol. 4
26444  
No. 1-4
26445  
Vol. 5
26446  
No. 1, 3-7
26447  
Vol. 6
26448  
No. 1-5
26449  
Vol. 7
26450  
No. 1-4
26451  
Vol. 8
26452  
No. 1-3
26453  
Vol. 9
26454  
No. 1, 3-4
26455  
Vol. 10
26456  
No. 1, 4
26457  
Vol. 11
26458  
No. 1-3
26459  
Vol. 12
26460  
No. 1
Box: PC.1678.10  
Black Mountain College Community Bulletin
1942-1947
Scope and Content

Mimeographed newsletter that was issued weekly. Issues are identified by date followed by the issue number in parenthesis.

26462  
College Year 9
1942
Scope and Content

September 8.

26463  
College Year 10
1942-1943
Scope and Content

October 14 (3), 21 (4), 28 (5); November 4 (6), 11 (7), 18 (8), 23 (9); December 10 (10), 31 (11); January 5 (12), 11 (13), 17 (15), 18 (14), 25 (15) [two no. 15 issued]; February 1 (16), 8 (17), 15 (18), 23 (19); March 1 (20), 8 (21), 15 (22), 30 (23); April 6 (24), 13 (25), 20 (26), 26 (27); May 3 (28) 10 (29), 17 (30), 24 (31), 31 (32); June 7 (33).

26464  
Summer
1943
Scope and Content

June 14 (1), 21 (2), 28 (3); July 5 (4), 12 (5), 19 (6), 26 (7); August 2 (8), 9 (9), 16 (10), 23 and 29 (supplement describing the fire which destroyed the service building) (11), 30 (12); September 6 (13), 20 (15), Supplement to the Summer Bulletin [n.d.].

26465  
College Year 11
1943-1944
Scope and Content

September 27 (1); October 4 (2), supplement to Bulletin #2 "News Reports on Opening Nights of the 1943-44 Session," 11 (3), 18 (4), 25 (5); November 1 (6), 8 (7), 15 (8), 22 (9), 29 and supplement "A command account by Janie Robinson Stone" (10); December 6 (11), 13 (12); January 3 and supplement (13), 10 (14), 24 (16), 31 (17); February 7 (18), 14 (19), 21 (20), 28 (21); March 6 (22), 13 (23), 20 (24), 27 (25); April 3 (26), 10 (27), 17 (28), 24 (29); May 1 (30), 8 (31), 15 (32), 22 (33) 29 (34); June 12 (36).

26466  
Summer 1944
Scope and Content

July 3 and address list supplement (1), 10 (2), 17 (3), 24 (4), 31 (5); August 7 (6), 14 (7); September 4 (10), 11 (11), 18 (12).

26467  
College Year 12
1944-1945
26468  
September-December, 1944
September-December, 1944
26469  
January-June, 1945
January-June, 1945
Box: PC.1678.11  
Summer 1945
Summer 1945
Scope and Content

"First July Bulletin."

26471  
College Year 13
1945-1946
Scope and Content

 "October Bulletin, "  "Black Mountain College Notes, first November edition, "  "Winter Quarter, March 1946, "  "Spring Quarter, April 1946, "  "June 1946."

26472  
College Year 14
1946-1947
Scope and Content

September (1);  "At Black Mt. College Everybody reads The Bulletin" November 1 (2);  "The Bulletin...November '46."

26473  
Black Mountain College Association Newsletter
1951
Scope and Content

Newsletter sent to alumni, faculty, former community members, and other interested individuals. Includes news from the college, results of questionnaires sent out in October 1950, and an address list of people who returned questionnaires.

1946  
Forms

26474  
Applications
Scope and Content

Admissions applications and application for reduced fee.

26475  
Examinations
Scope and Content

Includes graduation exams, English placement exams, and Senior Division exams.

1947  
Internal Notices

26476  
1938-1939
1938-1939
Scope and Content

"Income and Expenses of Black Mountain College for 1938-1939."

"News Letter - Page 2" news about Lake Eden and traveling faculty, [July 1938?].

26477  
1941-1942
1941-1942
Scope and Content

"Breakage Assessments for the Past Academic Year, 1940-41"

26478  
1944-1945
Scope and Content

"Black Mountain College Expenses," information to help students estimate the cost of attending BMC for a year.

"Music Institute Announcements" [ca. 1944]; information for Institute students concerning arrival, staff, meals, announcements, rooming, practice hours, music and records, and other topics.

26479  
1947-1948
1947-1948
Scope and Content

"Income and Expenses, September 1, 1947 to August 31, 1948."

26480  
1948-1949
1948-1949
Scope and Content

"Budget for the 16th Year: 1948-49."

"To the Advisory Council and other friends of Black Mountain College who participated or helped in the venture of the first 15 years," letter from Theodore Dreier dated May 10,1949; includes a history of the college and the events which lead up to the resignations of Dreier, Josef Albers and others.

26481  
1949-1950
1949-1950
Scope and Content

"Final Report of the Salary Committee," report to the Board of Fellows concerning faculty salaries [ca. 1949-50].

"Black Mountain College Proposed Salary Scale" June, 1950.

"Summary of Discussions by Groups, Saturday May 20, 1950," report by the Fact-Finding Committee on discussion concerning the future of BMC and whether it should be "a college" or "a community."

1948  
Literary Publications

26482  
Edson, Russell, Ceremonies in Bachelor Space
1951
Scope and Content

"Designed, printed & bound apologeticly [sic] by Tommy [Jackson] at the Grapnel Press, Black Mountain College, June-November, 51." Cover design by Herb Roco.

26483  
Kalos, Victor, The Double Backed Beast
[1952]
Scope and Content

Published as Jargon 4 at Black Mountain College by Jonathan Williams. Drawings by Dan Rice. 2 copies.

26484  
Olson, Charles, Broadside No. 1
1952
Scope and Content

Poem "This" by Charles Olson. Design by Nicola Cernovich. Black Mountain College Graphics Workshop.

26485  
1954, Spring
1954, Spring
Scope and Content

Announcement of The Black Mountain College Review, Vol. 1, No. 1 [stiff card].

26486  
Black Mountain Review, Vol. 1, No. 3
1954, Fall
Scope and Content

Contributing editors: Robert Hellman, Irvine Layton, Charles Olson. Includes stories, poems, etc. by: Bertram Lippman, Robert Duncan, Tom Field, Robert Creely, Denise Levertov, R.C., Irene Dayton, Irving Layton, Gael Turnbull, Charles Olson, Robert Hellman, Mauritius Estaban. Cover by Kitasono Katue.

1949  
Miscellaneous Materials

26487  
Audits
Scope and Content

Includes audits for the years 1934-37, 1940-41, 1946, 1948. Other audits which were published as part of the Black Mountain College Bulletin/Bulletin-Newsletter and are located with those bulletins. Early audits were conducted by William Morse Cole.

26488  
Certificate of Incorporation
Scope and Content

Mimeographed copy of the Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation of Black Mountain College.

26489  
Community Lists
Scope and Content

Originals and photocopies of lists of students, faculty, staff, and families in the college community. Includes lists for 1937-1938, 1939-40, Fall 1941, and 1947-1949/50. Also includes lists of graduates and former students.

26490  
Community Standards
Scope and Content

"Student Constitution" [mimeograph].

"Standards of Conduct in Community Living."

26491  
Course Descriptions
Scope and Content

Lists of courses and instructors for 1948-49, 1949-50, and Fall Semester 1951.

26492  
Diplomas
Scope and Content

Diplomas or letters of graduation for Morton J. Steinau and Michael Rumaker.

26493  
Finances
Scope and Content

Includes a note about assets and two check stubs for payment of mortgage installments.

26494  
Maps
Scope and Content

Three maps of the Lake Eden campus, one in pencil, one in ink [stored with Oversized Materials], and one mimeographed.

26495  
Meeting Notes
26496  
Committee Meetings
Scope and Content

1940, Sept. 23. "Committees as Nominated by the Nominating Committee, September 23, 1940."

1940, Oct. 10. "Report on meeting of the Speakers-at-College Committee."

1940, Oct. 6. "Minutes of Meeting of Public Relations Steering Committee, 10-6-40."

[N.D.] "Additional Announcements."

[N.D.] Memorandums to the Lake Eden Steering Committee.

26497  
Faculty Meetings
Scope and Content

Typescripts and notes from meetings ca. 1938-41, 1943, 1944 1949, 1955 and 1956.

26498  
Work Program
Scope and Content

[N.D.]"The Community Work Program" history of the work program.

[N.D] "The program of work is divided into four parts..."

1950  
Postcards

26499  
Blue Ridge Campus
Scope and Content

"On the front veranda, Robert E. Lee Hall."

"Airplane view of Robert E. Lee Hall and Blue Ridge Assembly Grounds."

"Airplane view of Robert E. Lee Hall and Assembly Bldgs., Blue Ridge, N.C."

"Aerial view of Blue Ridge Assembly."

"Robert E. Lee Hall and College Hall."

"Robert E. Lee Hall: Main Building at Blue Ridge Assembly."

26500  
Lake Eden Campus
Scope and Content

"Entrance to dining hall" (2 copies).

"Lake Eden near Black Mountain, N.C."

"New Studies Building" across Lake Eden (2 copies).

"Airview" of Lake Eden Campus.

"View across lake toward dining hall" (2 copies).

"'Learning' by Jean Charlot" (2 copies).

"'Inspiration' and 'Learning' by Jean Charlot."

"Model of the New Study Center."

1951  
Programs

Box: PC.1678.12  
Art and Architecture
26502  
1946, November
1946, November
Scope and Content

 "Exhibit of the Evolution of Housing Plans of Black Mountain College. " Includes information about the Blue Ridge campus, the creation of the Lake Eden campus, and materials exhibited in the show.

26503  
Dance
26504  
1949, Nov. 19
1949, Nov. 19.
Scope and Content

Program for  "A Program of Dance with Original Music." Performers included J. [June?] Rice, Elizabeth Jennerjahn, and others.

26505  
Drama
26506  
[1938, May 14]
[1938, May 14]
Scope and Content

 Danse Macabre: A Sociological Study directed by Xanti Schawinsky. Poetry by Morton Steinau and Robert Sunley.

26507  
1938, May 28
1938, May 28
Scope and Content

 Candida by George Bernard Shaw.

26508  
[1939, Fall]
[1939, Fall]
Scope and Content

 John Gabriel Borkman by Hendrik Ibsen.

26509  
[1940], May 3
[1940], May 3
Scope and Content

 Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O'Neill. Directed by Robert Wunsch.

26510  
[1940, May 7]
[1940, May 7]
Scope and Content

 Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Directed by Robert Wunsch. Program printed by BMC Print Shop.

26511  
[1940], November 30
[1940], November 30
Scope and Content

 Outward Bound by Sutton. Directed by Robert Wunsch.

26512  
1941, April 25
1941, April 25
Scope and Content

 The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov. Directed by Robert Wunsch. Program printed by BMC Print Shop.

26513  
[1941, Fall]
[1941, Fall]
Scope and Content

 Let Me Have Air by William McCleery and John Evarts. Directed by Robert Wunsch. Includes lyric sheets.

26514  
[1941, Fall]
[1941, Fall]
Scope and Content

 Le Medecin Malgre Lui (The Physician in Spite of Himself) by Moliere. Scenery, costumes, wigs and hats designed by Frances Kuntz. Music by John Evarts.

26515  
[1942, Fall]
[1942, Fall]
Scope and Content

 Shadow and Substance by Paul Vincent Carroll. Directed by Robert Wunsch.

26516  
1942, November 7
1942, November 7
Scope and Content

 Quare Medicine by Paul Green.

26517  
1943, March 11
1943, March 11
Scope and Content

A dramatization of Edith Wharton's  Ethan Frome by Owen Davis and Donald Davis.

26518  
1943, March 16
1943, March 16
Scope and Content

 The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere. Directed by Robert Wunsch.

26519  
1943, May 20
1943, May 20
Scope and Content

 The Elves and the Shoemaker by Charlotte Chorpenning performed by the BMC Drama Department "especially for the children of: the college community, the mountain orphanage, and the personnel of the Twenty-Eighth General Hospital and the Moore General Hospital." Directed by Robert Wunsch. Music by Frederic Cohen, dances by Elsa Kahl, scenery by Anatole Kopp, and costumes by Jane Slater and Faith Murray.

26520  
[1943, June 3?]
[1943, June 3?]
Scope and Content

 Fixin's by Erma and Paul Green and  Fumed Oak by Noel Coward. Directed by Robert Wunsch.

26521  
1944, April 29
1944, April 29
Scope and Content

 More Straw for the Scarecrow by Betty Kelley, performed by the Black Mountain College Players in the Plaza Theatre in Asheville, N.C. Directed by Robert Wunsch.

26522  
1944, December 2
1944, December 2
Scope and Content

 An Almost Lonely Christmas by Betty Kelley performed by the Black Mountain College Players in the Plaza Theatre in Asheville, N.C. Directed by Robert Wunsch.

26523  
1949, Summer
1949, Summer
Scope and Content

BMC Friday Night Film Series, including eight foreign films.

26524  
1950, June 4
1950, June 4
Scope and Content

 The Death of Cuchulain by William Butler Yeats. Directed by M.C. Richards.

26525  
1950, August 23
1950, August 23
Scope and Content

 Fumed Oak: an unpleasant comedy in two scenes by Noel Coward,  A Question of Principle by Martin Flavin, and  The Shewing Up of Blanco Posnet by George Bernard Shaw. Performed as part of the Dramatics Workshop.

26526  
[1950], December 4
[1950], December 4
Scope and Content

 Judgment [sic], a one-act play written and directed by Mark Hedden, and  Marriage on the Eiffel Tower, a play in one act by Jean Cocteau, translated and directed by M.C. Richards.

26527  
1956, August 29-30
1956, August 29-30
Scope and Content

 Medea, The Maiden Head: Part One by Robert Duncan. Costumes by Eloise Mixon, backdrops by Basil King.

26528  
[n.d.] The Insanity of Love
Scope and Content

 The Insanity of Love by Otis Levy, produced by Faith Murray and Otis Levy.

26529  
Mixed
Scope and Content

Includes performances from more than one department.

26530  
1939, November 23
1939, November 23
Scope and Content

Thanksgiving Program. Includes lyric sheets for  "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."

26531  
1940, May 3-7
1940, May 3-7
Scope and Content

"First Annual Visitors' Week with Exhibitions of Art Drama and Music." Includes program and invitation [stiff card].

26532  
1940, November 28
1940, November 28
Scope and Content

"Thanksgiving 2, Term 3."

26533  
1941, April 25-28
1941, April 25-28
Scope and Content

BMC Second Annual Visitors' Week (2 copies)

26534  
1942, April 24
1942, April 24
Scope and Content

"United China Relief" Benefit. Concert performed by Black Mountain College Musicians and the play  The Affected Young Ladies by Moliere performed by the Black Mountain College Players.

26535  
1943, July 31
1943, July 31
Scope and Content

"An informal Saturday evening program in the College Dining Hall." Included community singing, comedy skit "Why I am a Bachelor," piano concert performed by Frederic Cohen and Heinrich Jalowetz, and dancing.

26536  
1951, August
1951, August
Scope and Content

BMC Program Schedule [1951 Summer Session].

26537  
[1953], July 25-August 29
[1953], July 25-August 29
Scope and Content

Concert and Lecture Series. Included Irma Wolpe, Rudolph Benetsky, David Tudor, Alice Burnett, Josef Marx, Abraham Mishkind, Stefan Wolpe, Charles Olson, Merce Cunningham and Company, and Hans Rademacher.

26538  
Music
26539  
1937, February 22
1937, February 22
Scope and Content

Harpsichord recital by Yella Pessl.

26540  
1939, May 2
1939, May 2
Scope and Content

Piano recital by Margaret Fisher.

26541  
1939, November 30
1939, November 30
Scope and Content

Concert by Mark Wollner (violin) and Mary Brooks (piano).

26542  
1939, December 12
1939, December 12
Scope and Content

Piano recital of Beethoven and Schoenberg by Eduard Steuermann.

26543  
1940, May 4
1940, May 4
Scope and Content

Visitors' Week First Concert. Soloists included Trudi Straus, Jane Mayhall, Frances Kuntz, Gerald Barnes, Bedford Thurman. Black Mountain College Chorus and Orchestra directed by Heinrich Jalowetz.

26544  
1940, May 6
1940, May 6
Scope and Content

Visitor's Week Second Concert.

26545  
[1941], April 26
[1941], April 26
Scope and Content

Visitor's Week Concert, harpsichord recital by Yella Pessl.

26546  
1942, May 16
1942, May 16
Scope and Content

Graduation recital by Edward Jamieson and John Stix.

26547  
1942, October 17
1942, October 17
Scope and Content

BMC Violin and Piano Concert by John Evarts and Frederic Cohen. Includes announcement of Oct. 24 farewell concert for John Evarts and Oct. 31 piano music concert.

26548  
1942, October 31
1942, October 31
Scope and Content

BMC Piano Concert including Frederic Cohen, Edward Lowinsky, and Heinrich Jalowetz.

26549  
1942, November 14
1942, November 14
Scope and Content

BMC piano concert performed by Franz Schubert.

26550  
1942, December 6
1942, December 6
Scope and Content

BMC Chorus and Instrumental ensembles under the direction of Heinrich Jalowetz, Christmas concert.

26551  
1943, February 6
1943, February 6
Scope and Content

"Music in Medieval Society" performed by BMC a capella choir.

26552  
1943, February 27
1943, February 27
Scope and Content

Piano concert performed by Edward Lowinsky, Frederic Cohen, Dorothy Trayer.

26553  
1943, April 10
1943, April 10
Scope and Content

Bach and Brahms (violin and piano) concert performed by Trudi Straus, Heinrich Jalowetz, Gretel Lowinsky, Edward Lowinsky, and Frederic Cohen. (2 copies)

26554  
1943, April 17
1943, April 17
Scope and Content

Brahms and Beethoven (violin and piano) concert performed by Trudi Straus, Heinrich Jalowetz, Gretel Lowinsky and Edward Lowinsky.

26555  
1943, May 8
1943, May 8
Scope and Content

"The Prelude" piano concert performed by Edward Lowinsky and Frederic Cohen (2 copies). Includes short history of the prelude as a musical form.

26556  
1943, May 15
1943, May 15
Scope and Content

Violin, viola, and piano concert performed by Trudi Straus, Heinrich Jalowetz, Gretel Lowinsky and Edward Lowinsky. Includes excerpts "from Busoni's aphorisms on 'New Aesthetics of Music'(1911)"

26557  
1943, May 22
1943, May 22
Scope and Content

Piano and violin concert performed by Frederic Cohen and Trudi Straus. Portions read by Kenneth Kurtz.

26558  
1943, May 29
1943, May 29
Scope and Content

Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Ravel concert performed by Patsy Lynch, Gwendolyn Currier, Edward Lowinsky, Ruth Miller, Frederic Cohen, Barbara Pollet, Tanya Sprager and Heinrich Jalowetz.

26559  
1946, June 15
1946, June 15
Scope and Content

Johannes Brahms'  Requiem. Concert in memoriam of Heinrich Jalowetz. Performers included Vesta Martin, Richard Lockwood, Mark Fax and the Black Mountain College Chorus conducted by Edward Lowinsky.

26560  
1949, November 12
1949, November 12
Scope and Content

Concert by Vollmer Hetherington (violin) and Josef Privette (piano).

26561  
1950, August 19
1950, August 19
Scope and Content

"Fifth Concert." Performed by the Black Mountain College Summer Session String Quartet and Alice Burnette.

26562  
[19--], January 21
[19--], January 21
Scope and Content

Concert by the Black Mountain College Chorus directed by Margaret W. Freeman. Included  "Three Psalms",  "Two Madrigals,"  "Jesu, Priceless Treasure."

26563  
[19--], June 5
[19--], June 5
Scope and Content

 "Music in the Renaissance: I. Introduction with lantern slides, II. Spiritual music." Included organ, string quartet, and unaccompanied singing. Performing were Trudi Straus, Kenneth Kurtz, Gretel Lowinsky, Gwendolyn Currier, Edward Lowinsky, and the a capella choir conducted by Edward Lowinsky.

26564  
[n.d.] Don Giovanni
Scope and Content

 Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart. Records from the Glyndbourne-Opera.

1952  
Publicity Flyers and Brochures

26565  
1934-1935
1934-1935
Scope and Content

[N.D.] College emblem and bookplate with explanation by Josef Albers [broadside].

26566  
1936-1937
1936-1937
Scope and Content

1937. Jan. 14. "S.O.S. to all old students, January 14, 1937..." appeal for new students.

1937, June. "To the friends of Black Mountain College..." fundraising letter from Theodore Dreier [broadside].

26567  
1937-1938
1937-1938
Scope and Content

1938, July. "To the Alumni and Friends of Black Mountain College" appeal written by David W. Bailey asking for opinions concerning the possible creation of a full time public relations position.

1938, July. "Immediate Equipment Needs" list by D.W. Bailey.

1937, August 9. Letter "The College announces the appointment of Mr. Joseph Jerome King..."

26568  
1938-1939
1938-1939
Scope and Content

[N.D.]  "Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, North Carolina" [photographic brochure], 2 copies.

26569  
1939-1940
1939-1940
Scope and Content

[N.D.]  "Black Mountain College Special Summer Music Courses in Voice and Piano, by Heinrich Jalowetz and Eduard Steuermann, June 16 to July 21, 1940..." [broadside].

[N.D.]  "Lake Eden Inn and Cottages...1940 Season, June 16 to September 7" [photographic brochure].

26570  
1940-1941
1940-1941
Scope and Content

[N.D.]  "Building Project" fundraising mailing to fund the continued construction of the Studies Building [photographic brochure], 2 copies.

[N.D.]  "Converting the Impossible into the Actual has Always been an American Tradition" fundraising mailing [brochure], 2 copies.

[N.D.]  "Black Mountain College Work Camp" [photographic brochure].

26571  
1941-1942
1941-1942
Scope and Content

1941, August. Letter "Date of opening of the Fall Semester of 1941-42" which announces the postponement of the beginning of the fall semester as a result of building program being behind schedule; includes handwritten note to "Betty" from "Fred" [mimeograph].

[N.D.]  "...And Beyond the Duration," brochure outlining the value of a college education during a time of war [photographic brochure], 2 copies.

[N.D.]  "Dear Friend" outreach letter from W.R. Wunsch soliciting names of prospective students.

26572  
1943-1944
1943-1944
Scope and Content

[N.D.]  "Black Mountain College Art Institute Summer 1944, July 17-Sept. 16" textile workshop announcement [broadside].

[N.D.]  "Modern Education Can Be Realistic" report on the development of BMC.

[N.D.]  "The Story of Black Mountain College" history of college and report on current needs.

26573  
1944-1945
1944-1945
Scope and Content

[N.D.]  "Black Mountain College dedicates its second Music Institute to the memory of Thomas Whitney Surette, a great teacher of music" [brochure with application].

26574  
1945-1946
1945-1946
Scope and Content

[N.D.]  "Why Black Mountain College Needs Money" describes the college's financial situation, lists amounts of grants to students and gifts received, and lists specific urgent needs [mimeograph].

26575  
1948-1949
1948-1949
Scope and Content

1949, May 3.  "Dear Friend" letter from the Board of Fellows concerning the college's budget deficit [mimeograph].

26576  
1949-1950
1949-1950
Scope and Content

[N.D.] Brochure designed by Hazel Larsen [Archer] and the photography students; cover is decorated with the repeated "BMC" stamp [photographic brochure].

[N.D]  "Black Mountain College, 1949 1950" information about fall semester courses [brochure].

[N.D.]  "Summer Session in the Arts...July 6-August 30, 1950," printed edition [brochure].

26577  
1950-1951
1950-1951
Scope and Content

1950, Nov. 30.  "Dear Colleague" letter soliciting new students written to high school administrators by Goodwin Watson.

[N.D.]  "Black Mountain College, Spring Semester, 1951, February 7-June 13" [brochure].

[N.D.]  "Briefly there will be a Summer Session in the Arts especially of Photography, Painting, Dance, at Black Mountain College, July 9 to August 31, 1951" [broadside].

[N.D.]  "Black Mountain College...offers a nuique [sic.] curriculum" press release.

26578  
1951-1952
1951-1952
Scope and Content

[N.D.]  "These Artist Have Chosen to Teach at Black Mountain College" information for fall semester, 1951 [brochure].

[N.D.]  "Black Mountain College...Pottery Seminar, October 15-29, 1952" [broadside].

26579  
1952-1953
1952-1953
Scope and Content

1952, Nov. 13.  "A Statement on the New Institute Program" statement given by Wesley Huss [pamphlet].

26580  
1953-1954
1953-1954
Scope and Content

[N.D.] "Black Mountain College...for its spring quarter, March 29 to June 12, 1954" [stiff card].

[N.D.]  "A Preliminary Statement of the Program for 1953-1954" [brochure].

26581  
1954-1955
1954-1955
Scope and Content

1954, Dec. 15. "To All Those Who Care for Black Mountain College and What It Has Stood For..." appeal for money written by Charles Olson and Norbert Wiener [mimeograph], 2 copies; second copy includes "To whom it may concern" letter of support by Albert Einstein, Jan. 16, 1954 [mimeograph].

26582  
1955-1956
1955-1956
Scope and Content

[N.D.]  "Summer Writing Courses" list of instructors (Robert Duncan, Charles Olson, Wesley Huss) and classes [broadside].

26583  
N.D.
Scope and Content

Photographs printed on magazine quality paper, some with captions. Most are images of the Studies building and Lake Eden, although some are aerial shots of the campus.

 "About B.M.C...Black Mountain College is a small liberal arts college, with differences" [press release?] listing the unique opportunities available at BMC.

 "Under the name grafix" flyer advertising the Grafix Press at Black Mountain College.

"From: Southern Review of Literature, Sept. 11, 1948" quote by Gordden Link in his review of Lovejoy's Complete Guide to American Colleges and Universities.

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16.00
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Physical Location

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

Arrangement

Arranged by release status and then alphabetically by last name of the interviewee(s). Listening copies of taped interviews are at the end of the Interviews series. Originals and master copies of the interview tapes are located in the cage with other restricted materials. Only released tapes or transcripts are available for research.

The Interviews series (Series 4) contains audio recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted by Martin Duberman or Walter Park with former BMC students, faculty and related individuals. See the  Correspondence series (Series 1) for letters to and from interviewees, reminiscences and comments about interview transcripts. Some of these materials have not yet been released by the interviewees and are currently not available for research.

Arranged by release status and then alphabetically by last name of the interviewee(s). Listening copies of taped interviews are at the end of the Interviews series. Originals and master copies of the interview tapes are located in the cage with other restricted materials. Only released tapes or transcripts are available for research.

The Interviews series (Series 4) contains audio recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted by Martin Duberman or Walter Park with former BMC students, faculty and related individuals. See the  Correspondence series (Series 1) for letters to and from interviewees, reminiscences and comments about interview transcripts. Some of these materials have not yet been released by the interviewees and are currently not available for research.

1953  
Released Interview Transcripts

Box: PC.1678.13  
Albers, Josef and Anni Albers
Nov. 11, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #3. Subjects covered include: the closing of the Bauhaus; the Albers's arrival at BMC; offers from Bennington College and other schools; reasons for staying at BMC; grading student work; first impressions of BMC; layout of the Blue Ridge campus; the language barrier and lack of materials; the role of the arts at BMC; John A. Rice; Josef Albers's educational theories; community life; theories of design and color; differences between students and educational situations at Harvard, Yale and BMC; role of the work program at BMC; role of education in the development of the individual; freedom at BMC; lack of privacy; comparison of faculty meetings and student government at BMC and Yale; lack of money at BMC; Albert William Levi and the 1949 faculty crisis; Communism; M. C. Richards; the Albers's resignation from BMC; importance of the study art to a general education; Josef Albers's early experiences as a teacher and as an art student; teaching at the Bauhaus; Robert Rauschenberg; distinction between arts and crafts; weaving at BMC; dangers of a historical approach to art education.

26585  
Bell, Charles
June 15, 1968
Scope and Content

Includes two copies of transcript. Subjects covered include: 1947 summer session; Max Dehn; the controversy concerning Bell's diary; episodes at BMC that inspired Bell's book  The Married Land; Ilya Bolotowsky; Erwin Bodky's performances; Edward Lowinsky; Erich Kahler.

26586  
Bentley, Eric
June 12, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #10. Permission to publish any quotation from this interview must be sought from Eric Bentley or the curator of the Eric Bentley Papers in the Special Collections section of the Boston University Library. Subjects covered include: Bentley's arrival at BMC during the summer of 1942 and his return in 1943; 1944 faculty crisis; Communism; Frances de Graaff; Clark Foreman; Heinrich Jalowetz, and Frederic Cohen's conflicts with Edward Lowinsky; "conservatives" vs. "liberals" at BMC; Erwin Walter Straus; Fritz J. Hansgirg; Bentley's interest in Bertold Brecht; the refugees at BMC; sexual attitudes at BMC; students Jeanne Wacker and Barbara Anderson's hitchhiking trip to visit Bentley at Fisk University; issue of racial integration at BMC; Straus's anti-Marxism lectures; Josef and Anni Albers; post-BMC activities; Straus's views on race; William Robert Wunsch; Bentley's history class; view of all teaching at BMC as propaganda; tension between Bentley and Wunsch concerning the drama department; Frances de Graaff's public reading of a soldier's letter; visiting speakers; competition between teachers at BMC for students; interpersonal conflicts; importance of Heinrich Jalowetz to Bentley; meeting Bertold Brecht in California; Walter Gropius; 1944 Summer Music Institute; Saturday evening skits; Heinrich Jalowetz's course on Mozart's operas; excellence of the teachers at BMC; conflicts between the supporters of progressive education, the educational traditionalists, and the political radicals; reasons that students came to BMC; Maja Tschernjakow Bentley; Theodore and Bobby Dreier; the Quaker "sense of the meeting"; work program; Mary Gregory; Gertrude "Trude" Straus; isolation and lack of privacy at BMC; costume parties; value of BMC to Bentley

26587  
Brager, Nancy (Katz)
July 1969
Scope and Content

Subjects covered include: John A. Rice's Plato class; reasons that students came to BMC; the Park School in Baltimore; Steven Forbes; types of students at BMC; effect of lack of privacy on interpersonal conflicts in the community; effect of the BMC experience; the BMC experience as group therapy; William Robert Wunsch; Xanti Schawinsky; Duncan Dwight; Nat French; Theodore Dreier; John A. Rice; Irving Knickerbocker; Frederick Rogers Mangold; Josef Albers's classes; espadrilles and pumpernickel; Albers's students; degree and accreditation problems; John Evarts; value of the BMC experience; William Edward Zeuch; Herminio Portell-Vila's anti-American views; local opinions of BMC in the 1930s; discussion of college publications and articles; grades at BMC; the Board of Fellows and the lack of student government; Louis Adamic; student life on the Blue Ridge Campus; sex and sexual attitudes.

26588  
Brown, Sam
Dec. 19, 1967
Scope and Content

Transcript of phone interview. Subjects covered include: Brown's reasons for coming to BMC as a student; first impressions of the college; Gas House Gang; the music department in the early 1940s; criticisms of BMC; effect of the size of the student body on the college community; Heinrich Jalowetz; difficulties related to the faculty ownership of the college; Theodore Dreier and fundraising; "sense of the meeting" and democracy at BMC; Board of Fellows; student meetings and the role of the student moderator and student officers; lectures vs. seminars; Eric Russell Bentley; dependence on individual personalities to determine the nature of the college; Communism; William Robert Wunsch's resignation in 1945; racial integration; 1944 faculty crisis: issues and interpersonal conflicts; Frances de Graaff; comparisons between BMC in 1930s and the early 1940s; value of a BMC education; Erwin Walter Straus; discussion of Duberman's book.

26589  
Cage, John
April 26, 1969
Scope and Content

Transcript of phone interview. Corresponds with Interview Tape #15. Subjects covered include: how Cage came to be at BMC; 1948 Summer Session in the Arts; Erik Satie festival; Josef and Anni Albers; Cage's views on music;  The Ruse of the Medusa; R. Buckminster Fuller; 1952 summer session; Paul and Vera Williams; Lou Harrison; Huang Po Doctrine of Universal Mind; "the happening"; David Tudor; Charles Olson; Max Dehn and mushrooms; importance of BMC; effect of the lack of funds on the college; structure and freedom; the New York art scene; college atmosphere; exhibits by Robert Rauschenberg and Franz Kline.

26590  
Daniels, Marvin, Marion Deutsch (Daniels), and Max Paul
March 12, 1967
Scope and Content

Max Paul's statements have not been released and, as a result, have been removed from the transcript. Some pages have been removed because they contain only comments by Max Paul. Subjects covered include: Richard Bush-Brown; Betty Kelley (Bobilin); racial integration and the 1944 faculty crisis; discussion of individual students and faculty members; Layton Noel's eccentricities; Anthony Hart Harrigan; work program; reasons for coming to BMC; tuition; William Robert Wunsch; Mendez Marks; Daniels and Conrad Schmitt's hitchhiking trip; Josef Albers; Charles Olson and the closing of the college; student Harold Schuyler's complaints concerning the work program; isolation, connection between lack of privacy and interpersonal conflicts; George Zabriskie, Herbert Miller, Mendez Marks and the bulletin board controversy; snakes.

26591  
Dawson, Guy Fielding
March 14, 1968
Scope and Content

Edited transcript of interview. Corresponds with Interview Tape #101. Subjects covered include: Dawson's arrival at BMC; Jerrold Levy, Jack Rice and Charles Olson; nature of the BMC experience; isolation; interpersonal conflicts; sex; creation of individuality and identity.

26592  
Farber, Viola and Remy Charlip
Jan. 25, 1968
Scope and Content

Remy Charlip's statements have not been released and, as a result, have been removed from the transcript. Corresponds with Interview Tape #28. Subjects covered include: how Farber came to the college; work program under Nick Cernovich; classes; concerts and drama performances; community life at the college in the early 1950s; Charles Olson's class; Franz Kline; the washing machine at BMC; the dance department; Katherine Litz; David Tudor.

26593  
Forbes, Stephen
April 1, 1967
Scope and Content

[Partly included in Interview Tape #60?]. Subjects covered include: Theodore Dreier; BMC singing groups; John Evarts; after dinner dances; classes and advisors; Josef Albers; Albert William Levi; debate over whether BMC should be a liberal arts or an art college; 1949 faculty crisis; summer institutes; conflicts between Irving Knickerbocker and John A. Rice; Joseph Martin; William Edward Zeuch's "organic university"; interpersonal conflicts and general community meetings at BMC; Frederick Raymond Georgia and his departure; democracy at BMC; mortgages on the Lake Eden property; Forbes's financial support of the college; reasons for Forbes's foreclosure on the mortgage; the closing of the college; Roy's: the establishment of a hangout for BMC students and faculty; love and sex at the college in the 1930s; skits and performances; John A. Rice; Jane Mayhall; the construction of the Studies Building; William Robert Wunsch.

26594  
Forbes, Stephen, Mr. and Mrs.
April 2, 1967
Scope and Content

Subjects covered include: faculty children and the college school; Morton J. Steinau; tunnels under the dining hall at the Blue Ridge campus; phone lines; the move to Lake Eden and the effect on the atmosphere at the college; construction of the Studies Building; Bascomb Allen; Jack and Ruby Lipsey and the kitchen routine; buildings on the Lake Eden campus; Eugene Godfrey and driving pylons for the Studies Building; the work program; living conditions at the Blue Ridge campus; discussion of individual students and faculty members.

26595  
Fuller, R. Buckminster
June 26, 1969
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #34. Subjects covered include: Theodore Dreier; the founding of BMC; 1948 Summer Session in the Arts; 1949 faculty crisis; Communism and psychological warfare; 1949 Summer Institute; conflicts between Fuller's students from the Institute of Design in Chicago and other BMC students and faculty; Fuller's experiments with domes: the Supine dome and the Geodesic dome; discussion of individual BMC students and faculty members;  The Ruse of the Medusa and Art Penn.

26596  
Hahn, Hannelore (Stoumen)
April 23, 1967
Scope and Content

Subjects covered include: conflict between "social activists" and "the artists"; John Wallen; relationship between BMC and the Black Mountain community; work program and the farm; Josef Albers; cooperative communities; freedom at BMC; American vs. European tendencies for self-evaluation; Wallen's psychology class; religion at BMC; difficulties of being a conventional student in the BMC community; male students at BMC during the 1940s; Herb Cable; natural environment at Lake Eden; racial integration and BMC; discussion of individual students and faculty members; Interlude; entertainment.

26597  
Hedden, Mark
March 22, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #40. Subjects covered include: Hedden's application to and first impressions of BMC; Charlotte Schlesinger; students in 1948; Josef Albers; Edward Dahlberg; Charles Olson; work program; Duberman's description of William Robert Wunsch's departure; the Lake Eden campus; Erwin Bodky's class; Raymond Trayer; 1949 faculty crisis; Natasha Goldowski; fire in the laboratory; faculty during the 1950s; Paul Goodman; Theodore Dreier; the Summer Institutes; lack of privacy; interpersonal conflicts; Lou Harrison; R. Buckminster Fuller and his Institute of Design students.

26598  
Hedden, Mark
March 29, 1967
Scope and Content

Subjects covered include: student isolation in dealing with personal problems at BMC; lack of educational ideology in the 1950s; factions focused on the community or the individual; work program; Charles Olson; article about Charles Olson after BMC; Olson as a teacher; notes from Olson's class; reading list from Olson's class; music performances in the early 1950s; Charles Olson's "institute" idea: Robert Braidwood's visit and lecture; dance performances and Nick Cernovich's satire on dance; Paul Leser; entries from Hedden's journal; fire at the college; student elections; Hedden's relationship with Vera Williams; Paul Francis Williams, Jr.; Hedden's plan for his Senior Division studies; Hedden's graduation examination by Paul Goodman.

Box: PC.1678.14  
Jalowetz, Lisa (Aronson), Trude Guermonprez (Elsesser), and Boris Aronson
June 12, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #103. Subjects covered include: Lisa Jalowetz Aronson's first impressions of BMC in the 1930s; Heinrich and Johanna Jalowetz; situation for European immigrant musicians in New York in the 1930s; Trude Guermonprez Elsesser's background and first impressions of BMC in the 1940s; 1949 faculty crisis: Josef Albers and Albert William Levi; changes at the college in the 1950s; Trude Guermonprez Elsesser's resignation; the work program; the closing of the college and the faculty law suit; risks and sacrifices of teaching at BMC; the reputation of the college; Robert Rauschenberg; 1944 faculty crisis and Heinrich Jalowetz's reaction to it; Heinrich Jalowetz as a teacher; the atmosphere in the college community; types of students at BMC; Duberman's comments on other BMC related projects; influence of BMC on Lisa Jalowetz Aronson and Trude Guermonprez Elsesser; Charles Olson.

26600  
Jennerjahn, Warren Paul "Pete" and Elizabeth Schmitt Jennerjahn
May 6, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #42. Subjects covered include: 1949 faculty crisis: "the concrete" vs. "the abstract" factions; first impressions of BMC in the early 1940s; M. C. Richards and Albert William Levi; the Jennerjahns's recent teaching experiences and Josef Albers's theories about art education; interpersonal conflicts and campus politics; reasons for Josef Albers's resignation from BMC; changes in structure and dress for students; Charles Olson; Pete Jennerjahn's teaching of Albers's classes after 1949; the search for a rector; Albert William Levi's role in the community and his departure from BMC; lack of privacy and the Jennerjahns's decision not to return to BMC; communal living; type of people drawn to BMC; the college's isolation; Peek's Tavern; Johanna Jalowetz; Max Dehn; publicity; printing press; the Quaker faction; Paul Francis Williams, Jr. and Vera Williams.

26601  
Kazin, Alfred
Feb. 22, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #44. Subjects covered include: lack of quality and structure in a BMC education; types of people at BMC in the 1940s; William Robert Wunsch; lack of resources; Kazin's experiences in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee; Kazin's background and post-BMC professional experiences during World War II; the beauty of the natural environment in the Black Mountain area; weaving at BMC; Josef Albers and Anni Albers; Theodore and Bobby Dreier; Lucy H. Swift; students and faculty at BMC during the 1940s.

26602  
Kocher, Sandra
April 26, 1967
Scope and Content

Transcript of taped interview, plus notes and a personal reminiscence by Sandra Kocher. Subjects covered include: reasons that A. Lawrence Kocher and his family came to BMC; Jean Charlot; the farm; anecdotes; visit by Fernand Leger; Walter Gropius; community life at BMC; daily life of a faculty child; going to school in Black Mountain; list of faculty children during the late 1930s and early 1940s; recreation activities; Blue Ridge campus; construction of the Studies Building; a forest fire and fires at the college; Kocher family summer trips; hunting for Christmas trees; Rudolph Haase; Saturday night dances; movement to create furniture at BMC for sale; BMC students and faculty; animals on campus; attempts to keep the college from closing in 1956.

26603  
Leeb, Barbara (Abrams)
Nov. 9, 1968
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #49. Subjects covered include: arrival at BMC and first impressions; types of students at BMC in the 1950s; fear of the mountains and "the country"; leaving BMC in 1954; community life on campus; Stefan Wolpe; music concert in Montreat; anecdotes; Robert Braidwood's visit; Johanna Jalowetz's departure from BMC; acceptance of non-creative students; health inspectors and an attempt to close the college; Charles Olson; anecdotes about Joseph Fiore and Gerald van de Wiele; the college's records and the closing of the college; Jack Rice; effect of freedom on students; sex and sexual attitudes; food anecdotes.

26604  
Levy, Jerrold, N.D.
Scope and Content

Personal reminiscence by Jerrold Levy. Corresponds with Interview Tape #50. Subjects covered include: the feud between John Cage and Erwin Bodky over Satie and Beethoven; football games; conflicts between the students of Josef Albers and the "abstract expressionists"; the print shop; Charles Olson and the "randomized poetry" stunt; "the Mondrian hoax" and other practical jokes; anecdotes concerning traveling outside the college; racial integration.

26605  
McCleery, William
Oct. 1, 1970
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #57. Subjects covered include:  The Practical Woman and  Let Me Have Air, the play and musical written by McCleery while at BMC; invitation from John A. Rice to visit the college; John Stix; William Robert Wunsch; drama department in the 1930s; college administration; publicity for the college; John A. Rice and his departure from BMC; lack of privacy and structure; fundraising and the college's financial problems.

26606  
Marquis, Lucian C.
Sept. 11, 1967
Scope and Content

Subjects covered include: Erwin Walter Straus as an individual and a teacher; Eric Russell Bentley; Josef Albers as a teacher; work program; attitudes towards structure and discipline at the college; BMC's reputation for free love, communism, and "the first Beats"; community life at the college; types of people drawn to BMC; financial issues; interpersonal conflicts; racial integration and the 1944 faculty crisis; Morton J. Steinau; committee meetings, structure and the role of students in decision making; sexual attitudes; deaths of BMC alumni; Marquis's educational background; Marquis's post-graduate work and BMC's unaccredited status; discussion of individual students and teachers; experimental education in the 1960s; communal living as a reaction against industrialization.

26607  
Mixon, Donald and Eloise Turner Mixon, July 4, 1968
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #58. Subjects covered include: the condition of the Lake Eden campus in the 1960s; "the Stables"; Donald Mixon's introduction to BMC; Charles Olson as an individual and a teacher; the closing of the college; lack of female students in the 1950s; Robert Creeley; car accident involving Thomas Field; Ann Simone; Joseph Fiore; students on the GI Bill; financial issues; the Round House and the music library; the Pot Shop; the physical decline of the Lake Eden campus in the 1950s; community life at the college; Martin Sprengling; art department in the 1950s; Michael J. Rumaker; the graduation examination process; Robert Creeley's writing class;  Medea, Part One: the Maiden Head; Louis Marbury; Wesley Huss; faculty children: Kate Olson and David Huss; Bea Huss; Stefan Wolpe; educational theory and structure at BMC; Dan Rice; letter from Dan Rice to Eloise Mixon, dated Dec. 13, 1955, concerning conflicts between Rice and Fiore, Rice's background, events at Peek's Tavern, etc.; mining possibilities on the Lake Eden property; work program; relationship between the college and the local community; the Hedgerow Cooperative Theatre; lack of political activity at BMC; Robert Duncan's writing class and poetry; anecdotes about Charles Olson; Walter Park's comments on the closing of BMC and the value of the college; Wesley Huss's theatre class; Connie and Betty Olson.

26608  
Resnik, Dave and Liz
July 14, 1968
Scope and Content

Subjects covered include: racial integration and the Southern Negro Youth Conference; Marxism and Karl H. Niebyl; community standards at BMC; Dave Resnik's experiences as an ex-GI at BMC; work program; role of students in the decision making at the college; grades; M. C. Richards; relationship between the college and the local community; discussion of individual students and teachers; Jeanne Andrea Belcher; community atmosphere at BMC; type of people attracted to BMC; John Wallen and his group dynamics theories; Dave Resnik's work with "delinquent boys"; Albert William Levi; 1948 faculty crisis; Wallen's ideas on communal living; democracy at BMC; benefits of a BMC education; reasons for leaving BMC.

26609  
Richards, Mary Caroline "M.C." and James Herlihy
Feb. 20, 1967
Scope and Content

James Herlihy's statements have not been release and, as a result, have been removed from the transcript. Corresponds with Interview Tape #65. Subjects covered include: Richards's background at the University of Chicago and her interview at BMC; role of students in the decision making at the college; Board of Fellows and community meetings; Paul Goodman; educational freedom at BMC; Richards's educational theories; experiences with individual students; the development of the ceramics department and the 1952 Pottery Seminar; Summer Institutes; visit by Anais Nin; Albert William Levi, Josef Albers, and the 1948 faculty crisis; interpersonal conflicts and policy discussions; reasons for the resignation of Josef Albers and Theodore Dreier; debates about equality among the faculty; Richards's ideas about personal development; reasons for Richards leaving BMC and her disillusionment with higher education; community life at BMC; evaluation of students.

26610  
Rumaker, Michael J.
July 2, 1968
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #66. Subjects covered include: Rumaker's background at Rider College and his introduction to BMC; the work program, the farm, and work scholarship students; kudzu; Madame Goldowski; Science Building; Charles Olson's classes; freedom and isolation; the decline and closing of the college; cooking and food; Olson's influence on Rumaker's writing style; the short stories  "The Truck" and  "The Pipe"; the  Black Mountain Review; Robert Creeley; comparison of Olson's and Creeley's writing classes; Olson's opinion of women as writers; anecdotes about Charles Olson; Rumaker's plans for going to Columbia University; graduation and diplomas at BMC.

Box: PC.1678.15  
Spahn, Richard
July 13, 1968
Scope and Content

Subjects covered include: Spahn's application to BMC; reasons for leaving the college; pre and post-BMC activities; unstructured aspects of the college; Albert William Levi; reasons for conflicts between various factions; John Wallen and his ideas about communal living; size of the college; the possibility of creating a new sense of self at BMC; Josef Albers; drama department and Arthur Penn; Paul Goodman and homosexuality; BMC as a refuge for artists; Isaac Nakata; supportive atmosphere at BMC.

26612  
Steinau, Morton J. and Barbara Hall Steinau
June 24, 1967
Scope and Content

Subjects covered include: parties; William Robert Wunsch; Bela Martin and Morton Steinau's applications to BMC; Rollins College and the creation of BMC; tuition and financial aid; community responsibility and personal property; John A. Rice's theories on education; John A. Rice as an individual and a member of the community; Irving Knickerbocker and his conflicts with Rice; interpersonal conflicts; BMC opinions of Antioch; intensity, isolation, and lack of privacy; financial problems and fundraising; freedom and other benefits of life at BMC; breaking down social barriers; reasons a faculty member might be asked to leave BMC; Rice's departure from BMC; excerpts from Morton Steinau's journal; community meetings; Herminio Portell-Vila; Frederick Raymond Georgia's departure from BMC; faculty salaries; role of the Board of Fellows; faculty ownership of the college; trip to Florida by four students and the breaking of unwritten rules or "agreements"; reasons students might be asked to leave BMC; purchase of the Lake Eden property; Rice's "Plato" class; student body meetings; use of "sense of the meeting" rather than voting; effect of an unstructured community on students; the effect of factions on the structure of the college; Junior Division, Senior Division and graduation; balance between community and academics; Theodore Dreier; the move to Lake Eden.

26613  
Stiles, Leonard D. "Knute", N.D.
Scope and Content

Transcript of interview conducted by Walter Park. Corresponds with Interview Tape #39. Subjects covered include: racial integration; BMC alumni as part of the Beats: San Francisco, 1950s; art department in the 1940s; Ilya Bolotowsky; community factions following Josef Albers, Bolotowsky, Karl H. Niebyl, or John Wallen; community atmosphere; interest among art students and faculty in color; work done by various art students; personal interaction between students and teachers; Stile's work during and after BMC; Karl H. Niebyl's departure from BMC; faculty discussions of individual students and their morals; Theodore Dreier as a person and an administrator; curriculum; experimental education in the 1960s; types of students who applied to BMC after World War II.

26614  
van de Wiele, Gerald
March 20, 1968
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #76. Subjects covered include: color film about BMC made by Donald Thrall in the late 1940s; pre-BMC activities; George Fick; van de Wiele's visits to BMC while serving with the Marine Corps in Wilmington, NC; the beauty of the natural environment in the Black Mountain area; admission to BMC under the GI Bill in 1954; van de Wiele's knowledge of events during the 1949 faculty crisis; the move to the upper campus at Lake Eden and the end of communal dining; financial problems which lead to the suspension of classes during the winter; size of the student body from 1954-1955; Joseph and Mary Fiore; arrival and culture shock of new students during the 1950s; Studies Building; Charles Olson; Robert Duncan; Stefan Wolpe; drama department under Wesley Huss; John Chamberlain's development as an artist and an individual at BMC; effect of the college on van de Wiele; curriculum; the college's dealings with the Veterans' Administration Board; physical decline of the campus; the sale of the lower campus to a boys camp; Wallace Grey Stone; Peek's Tavern; closing of the college: financial problems and local pressures; van de Wiele's reason's for leaving; Edward Dorn.

26615  
Wacker, Jeanne (Hall) and Barbara "Andy" Anderson (Dupee)
May 31, 1967
Scope and Content

Barbara Anderson Dupee's statements have not been release and, as a result, have been removed from the transcript. Corresponds with Interview Tape #37. Subjects covered include: Wacker's application and scholarship to BMC; first impressions of the college; tension between the arts students and other students; 1944 faculty crisis; Heinrich Jalowetz's position in the 1944 faculty crisis; community meetings; racial integration; the mica mine; hitchhiking trip by Wacker and Anderson to visit Eric Russell Bentley at Fisk and their arrest in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Highlander Folk School; Theodore Dreier; college reaction to the arrest of Wacker and Anderson: suspension of Anderson for the summer; student involvement in college politics; results of the 1944 faculty crisis; lack of long term commitment of the Bentley faction to BMC; Communism; Frances de Graaff; Eric Russell Bentley; criticisms of BMC as a college; Josef Albers as a teacher; grades; the European refugees on the faculty; benefits of a BMC education; work program; discussion of individual students.

26616  
Williams, Carroll
June 11, 1968
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #81. Subjects covered include: curriculum; students who left BMC to go to conventional colleges; freedom at BMC; Studies Building and student studies; Institute of Design in Chicago; Williams's application to BMC; first impressions of the college; relationship between the college and the local community; alcohol on campus; living conditions during the 1950s; work program; fire in the laboratory; art department; the print shop; teaching graphic arts; Williams's students: Joel Oppenheimer, John Pike Grady, and Irma Wolpe; graduation and lack of focus on getting a degree; Williams's knowledge of the Josef Albers/Theodore Dreier period; attempts to hire a fundraiser; financial problems, scholarships, and advertising the college; conflicts between factions; Charles Olson; Hazel-Frieda Larsen (Archer); relationship between the alumni and the college in the 1950s; BMC as a school vs. a community; isolation, lack of privacy, and communal dining; possibility for a new BMC; Max Dehn and the European refugees; searching for new faculty members; reasons for the strong arts programs at BMC; types of students attracted to BMC; educational policies; classes and scheduling; effect of boredom and isolation on students; BMC as a "dialogue based community"; Charles Olson as a communicator; sexual attitudes; Robert Rauschenberg and his white paintings; M. C. Richards and David Tudor; dance and music departments; "the happening", 1952; the "gangster" party and other gatherings; drama department; effect of BMC on Williams and Guy Fielding Dawson; pushing boundaries.

26617  
Williams, Jonathan
Nov. 3, 1968
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #80. Subjects covered include: Institute of Design in Chicago and Jonathan Williams's path to BMC; Williams's pre-BMC educational experiences; Charles Olson; Ben Shahn; Olson's writing classes; Peak's Tavern; curriculum and scheduling; writing students in 1951; Olson's current events class; Jonathan Williams's experiences as a conscientious objector and in the Medical Corps; the printing of  The Maximus Poems; the BMC print shop; conflict between Jonathan Williams and other BMC writers; conflict between Charles Olson and R. Buckminster Fuller; Joel Oppenheimer and Tommy Jackson's work in the print shop; the selection of the name "Jargon";  Jargon publications: 1-7; other small presses in the 1950s; reactions to  Jargon publications; publishing works by Olson, Robert Creeley, and Dan Rice; financing  Jargon through subscriptions; the publishing industry; return to and departure from BMC in 1954; BMC students from North Carolina; return to Highlands, NC in 1955; problems at BMC in 1955; the closing of the college; faculty in 1955-1956;  Black Mountain Review; Charles Olson's influence as a poet and teacher; conflict between Williams and Olson; American poets; post-BMC activities, travels and poetry readings; comments by Olson and Creeley about BMC; Guy Fielding Dawson.

26618  
Woldin, Edwin Judd
March 25, 1967
Scope and Content

Subjects covered include: first impressions of BMC; faculty members in the 1940s; Ernst Krenek; Edward Lowinsky; 1944 faculty crisis; death of Heinrich Jalowetz; Egbert W. Swackhamer; Mary "Molly" Gregory; grades and accreditation; Woldin's experiences studying music and architecture; Josef and Anni Albers; Josef Albers as a teacher; resignation of William Robert Wunsch; post-BMC activities; racial integration.

1954  
Unreleased Interview Transcripts

Scope and Content

Boxes PC.1678.16-19 contain transcripts that have not yet been released for research by the interviewees or their heirs and are not currently available for research. After releases have been obtained, each transcript will be moved to the released interview transcript boxes.

Box: PC.1678.16  
Asawa, Ruth (Lanier) and Albert Lanier
[June 28, 1967]
Scope and Content

Fragment of interview conducted by Walter Park. Corresponds with Interview Tape #6.

26620  
Bailey, David W. and Hilda Margaret Loram (Bailey)
Aug. 14, 1970
Scope and Content

Edited transcript of phone interview. Corresponds with Interview Tape #7.

26621  
Bailey, David W. and Hilda Margaret Loram (Bailey)
Aug. 14, 1970
Scope and Content

Page replaced by edited photocopy.

26622  
Barnitz, Eric
Feb. 26, 1967
26623  
Bennett, Peggy (Cole) and Lore Kadden (Lindenfeld)
April 6, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #16.

26624  
Billing, Leonard Winter and Dori Billing
Feb. 18, 1967
Scope and Content

Includes transcript of taped interview, personal reminiscence and letter.

26625  
Billing, Leonard Winter and Dori Billing
Feb. 18, 1967
Scope and Content

Includes Pages 48-49, which were replaced by edited pages in the transcript.

26626  
Bolotowsky, Ilya
June 14, 1971
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape # 11.

26627  
Bray, Addison
June 9, 1968
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #13.

26628  
Creeley, Robert
[Oct. 3, 1967]
Scope and Content

Fragment of interview. Corresponds with Interview Tape #17.

26629  
Cunningham, Merce
[Dec. 18, 1967]
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #18.

26630  
Dahlberg, Edward
Nov. 3, 1968
Scope and Content

Transcript of phone interview.

26631  
Daniels, Marvin, Marion Deutsch (Daniels), and Max Paul
March 12, 1967
Scope and Content

Complete interview transcript, including Max Paul's comments.

26632  
Dawson, Guy Fielding
March 14, 1968
Scope and Content

Pages that were removed from the released transcript at the request of Fielding Dawson. Corresponds with Interview Tape #101.

26633  
de Creeft, Jose and Lorrie Goulet (de Creeft)
March 19, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #102.

26634  
de Graaff, Frances
Dec. 10, 1967
Scope and Content

Transcript of phone interview.

26635  
Dreier, Theodore
Scope and Content

Transcript fragment of taped interview dated Oct. 18, 1967 and transcript of phone interview dated July 3, 1968. Corresponds with Interview Tape #25.

26636  
Evarts, John
June [or July?] 23 and 27, 1970
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #27.

26637  
Farber, Viola and Remy Charlip
Jan. 25, 1968
Scope and Content

Unreleased version of interview, with Remy Charlip's statements intact. Corresponds with Interview Tape #28.

26638  
Fick, George and Cynthia Homire Metcalf (Fick)
June 13, [1968?]
Scope and Content

Transcript of interview conducted by Walter Park. Corresponds with Interview tape #30.

26639  
Foreman, Clark Howell
Oct. 2, 1967
Scope and Content

Edited transcript of taped interview. Corresponds with Interview Tape #33.

26640  
Foreman, Clark Howell --
Oct. 2, 1967
Scope and Content

Pages removed from transcript and replaced with edited photocopies.

Box: PC.1678.17  
Gregory, Mary "Molly"
June 18, 1967
26642  
Hamlin, Will and Betty Britt, [folder 1]
June 27, 1967
Scope and Content

Transcript of incomplete interview.

26643  
Hamlin, Will and Betty Britt, [folder 2]
[June 27, 1967?]
Scope and Content

Transcript of incomplete interview.

26644  
Harmon, Harvey S., [N.D.]
Scope and Content

Transcript of interview conducted by Walter Park. Corresponds with Interview Tape #39.

26645  
Kalos, Victor, N.D.
Scope and Content

Fragment of interview. Corresponds with Interview Tape #43.

26646  
King, Basil and Martha Davis (King), [Part 1]
Nov. 15, 1970
26647  
King, Basil and Martha Davis (King), [Part 2]
Nov. 15, 1970
26648  
Kurtz, Kenneth, [Interview 1]
June 24, 1968
26649  
Kurtz, Kenneth, [Interview 2]
[June 24, 1968?]
26650  
Larsen, Hazel-Frieda (Archer), N.D.
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #48.

26651  
Litz, Katherine
July 30, 1968
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #51.

26652  
Lowinsky, Edward
March 20, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #52.

26653  
Lowinsky, Edward and Mrs. Lowinsky
April 10, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #52

Box: PC.1678.18  
MacHenry, Trueman S.
Feb. 9, 1967
26655  
McLaughlin, Bill, [N.D.]
Scope and Content

Transcript of audio tape reminiscence by William "Bill" McLaughlin. Corresponds with Interview Tape #57.

26656  
Mangold, Frederick Rogers and Anne Mangold
June 13, 1967
Scope and Content

Includes letters, notes and transcript of taped interview.

26657  
Miller, Ruth (Currier)
May 7, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #104.

26658  
Mitchell, Mary Lou "Mel" (Kelly)
April 2, 1967
26659  
Moellenhoff, Fritz and Anna Moellenhoff
April 8, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #59.

26660  
Oline, Sheila (Marbain)
June 12, 1968
26661  
Oppenheimer, Joel
[Jan. 17, 1968?]
Scope and Content

Fragment of transcript of interview. Perhaps corresponds with Interview Tape #60.

26662  
Penn, Arthur
July 13, 1968
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #61.

26663  
Perrow, Charles B., June 29, 1968
Scope and Content

Includes correspondence, early draft of a chapter of Duberman's book, and the transcript of the taped interview with Charles Perrow.

26664  
Portell-Vila, Herminio, Joseph Walford Martin, Alice Norene Dann, and Nancy B. Katz, [N.D.]
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #62. [Katz has signed release form for this interview]

26665  
Richards, Mary Caroline "M.C." and James Herlihy
Feb. 20, 1967
Scope and Content

Photo copy of unreleased version of interview, with James Herlihy's statements intact.

26666  
Rice, Dan
Scope and Content

Fragment of interview.

26667  
Rice, John A.
June 10, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #64.

26668  
Schawinsky, Xanti
March 20, 1971
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #68.

Box: PC.1678.19  
Shepard, Flola
June 7-8, 1967
26670  
Shepard, Flola
June 7-8, 1967
Scope and Content

Assorted pages replaced by edited versions in the complete transcript.

26671  
Shramin, John
Oct. 16, 1967
26672  
Stix, John
April 5, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #74.

26673  
Straus, Erwin Walter, Gertrude "Trude" Straus, Tom Cutshaw, and Peggy Cooley
May 21, 1967
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #75.

26674  
Wacker, Jeanne (Hall) and Barbara Anderson "Andy" (Dupee)
May 31, 1967
Scope and Content

Unreleased version of interview, with Barbara Anderson Dupee's statements intact. Corresponds with Interview Tape #37.

26675  
Weinberger, Eric
[June 4, 1968?]
Scope and Content

Fragment of transcript of interview. Corresponds with Interview Tape #78.

26676  
Wieners, John
Jan. 15, 1968
26677  
Williams, Paul Francis Jr.
Jan. 18, 1968
26678  
Yglesias, Jose
July 22, 1968
Scope and Content

Corresponds with Interview Tape #85.

26679  
Young, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Williams)
Aug. 2, 1967

1955  
Interview Tapes

Scope and Content

Audio tapes of interviews conducted by Martin Duberman. Duberman often re-used tapes for multiple interviews and as a result many of the tapes contain only partial interviews. In the case of unreleased materials, the researcher must obtain permission from all of the interview participants (or copyright holders) or their heirs before they can listen to the tape.

Box: PC.1678.20  
#3 - Albers, Josef and Anni Albers--
Nov. 11, 1967
Scope and Content

Released.

26681  
#6 - Asawa, Ruth (Lanier) and Albert Lanier
[June 28, 1967]
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26682  
#7 - Bailey, David W. and Hilda Margaret Loram (Bailey)
Aug. 14, 1970
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26683  
#10 - Bentley, Eric
June 12, 1967
Scope and Content

Released.

26684  
#11 - Bolotowsky, Ilya
June 11, 1971
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26685  
#13 - Bray, Addison
June 9, 1968
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26686  
#14 - Cage, John and Merce Cunningham, TV show interview
Oct. 21, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released. "Gateway: Entering the Arts" with Leonard Harris, Arts Editor for [CBS?] TV News. TV interview with Cage and Cunningham. [Copied Master and Duplicated tapes labeled incorrectly: should be Oct. 21 instead of Dec. 18, 1967].

26687  
#15 - Cage, John
April 26, 1969
Scope and Content

Released.

Box: PC.1678.21  
#16 - Bennett, Peggy (Cole) and Lore Kadden (Lindenfeld)
April 6, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26689  
#17 - Creeley, Robert
[Oct. 3, 1967]
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26690  
#18 - Cunningham, Merce
Dec. 18, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26691  
#25 - Dreier, Theodore
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26692  
#26 - du Plessix, Francine (Gray)
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26693  
#27 - Evarts, John
June [or July?] 23 and 27, 1970
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26694  
#28 - Farber, Viola and Remy Charlip
Jan. 25, 1968
Scope and Content

Not Released. [Farber has released but Charlip has not].

26695  
#30 - Fick, George and Cynthia Homire Metcalf (Fick)
June 13, [1968?]
Scope and Content

Not Released. May also include Chamberlain, Elaine, June 12, [1968?].

Box: PC.1678.22  
#33 - Foreman, Clark Howell
Oct. 2, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26697  
#34 - Fuller, R. Buckminster, June 26, 1969
Scope and Content

Released.

26698  
#37 - Wacker, Jeanne (Hall) and Barbara Anderson "Andy" (Dupee)
May 31, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released. [Hall has released, Dupee has not released]

26699  
#38 - Hamlin, Will, Jane Robinson Stone, Morris Leon Simone, and Jeanne Simone
June 27, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26700  
#39 - Harmon, Harvey S.; also includes Stiles, Leonard D. "Knute"
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26701  
#40 - Hedden, Mark, March 22, 1967 and March 29, 1967
Scope and Content

Released.

Box: PC.1678.23  
#41 - Huss, Wesley
Sept. 11, 1971
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26703  
#42 - Jennerjahn, Warren Paul "Pete" and Elizabeth Schmitt Jennerjahn
May 6, 1967
Scope and Content

Released.

26704  
#43 - Kalos, Victor, N.D.
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26705  
#44 - Kazin, Alfred
Feb. 22, 1967
Scope and Content

Released.

26706  
#46 - Kremen, Irwin
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26707  
#57 - McCleery, William
Oct. 1, 1970
Scope and Content

Released.

26708  
#48 - Larsen, Hazel-Frieda (Archer), N.D.
Scope and Content

Not Released.

Box: PC.1678.24  
#49 - Leeb, Barbara (Abrams)
Nov. 9, 1968
Scope and Content

Released.

26710  
#50 - Levy, Jerrold, N.D.
Scope and Content

Released.

26711  
#51 - Litz, Katherine
July 30, 1968
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26712  
#52 - Lowinsky, Edward, March 20, 1967; also Lowinsky, Edward and Mrs. Lowinsky
April 10, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26713  
#57 - McLaughlin, Bill, [N.D.]
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26714  
#58 - Mixon, Donald and Eloise Turner Mixon
July 4, 1968
Scope and Content

Released.

Box: PC.1678.25  
#59 - Moellenhoff, Fritz and Anna Moellenhoff
April 8, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26716  
#60 - Oppenheimer, Joel
[Jan. 17, 1968?]
Scope and Content

Not Released. May also include some of Forbes, Stephen, April 1, 1967.

26717  
#61 - Penn, Arthur
July 13, 1968
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26718  
#62 - Portell-Vila, Herminio, Joseph Walford Martin, Alice Norene Dann, and Nancy B. Katz, [N.D.]
Scope and Content

Not Released. [Katz has signed release form for this interview]

26719  
#63 - Rice, Dan
July 9, 1968
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26720  
#64 - Rice, John A., June 10, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26721  
#65 - Richards, Mary Caroline "M.C." and James Herlihy
Feb. 20, 1967
Scope and Content

Released.

Box: PC.1678.26  
#66 - Rumaker, Michael J., July 2, 1968
Scope and Content

Released.

26723  
#68 - Schawinsky, Xanti
March 20, 1971
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26724  
#70 - Sillmann, Sewell
May 23, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26725  
#71 - Sly, Allan Bernard
Scope and Content

Not Released. Labeled "BMC Final." Taped reminiscence by Sly after reading Duberman's book. Discusses the BMC community.

26726  
#74 - Stix, John
April 5, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26727  
#75 - Straus, Erwin Walter, Gertrude "Trude" Straus, Tom Cutshaw, and Peggy Cooley
May 21, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26728  
#76 - van de Wiele, Gerald
March 20, 1968
Scope and Content

Released.

Box: PC.1678.27  
#77 - Varda, Jean, ; also Alexander, Paul, July 3, 1968
July 2, [1968?] July 3, 1968
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26730  
#78 - Weinberger, Eric
[June 4, 1968?]
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26731  
#79 - Weinrib, David
Jan. 15, 1968
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26732  
#80 - Williams, Jonathan
Nov. 3, 1968
Scope and Content

Released.

26733  
#81 - Williams, Carroll
June 11, 1968
Scope and Content

Released.

26734  
#85 - Yglesias, Jose
July 22, 1968
Scope and Content

Not Released.

Box: PC.1678.28  
#100 - Albers, Josef - Yale lecture, N.D.
Scope and Content

Released. "Barry's tape" written on the originals. The transcript for these tapes is located with other Josef Albers materials in Series 2.

26736  
#101 - Dawson, Guy Fielding
March 14, 1968
Scope and Content

Not Released. Edit transcript is released, but tape contains unedited version of interview.

26737  
#102 - de Creeft, Jose and Lorrie Goulet (de Creeft)
March 19, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released.

26738  
#103 - Jalowetz, Lisa (Aronson), Trude Guermonprez (Elsesser), and Boris Aronson
June 12, 1967
Scope and Content

Released.

26739  
#104 - Miller, Ruth (Currier)
May 7, 1967
Scope and Content

Not Released.

Physical Description
Box
1
Cubic feet
0.4
Physical Description
Boxes
1.00
Cubic feet
0.40
Physical Location

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

Arrangement

Photographs with photographer or donation source information are arranged alphabetically by that information. The remaining photographs are arranged by subject.

Photographs (Series 5) include photographs and negatives that were given to or taken by Martin Duberman. These images document drama and music performances, college life, classes, students and faculty, architecture, and the work program. All of these materials are unrestricted and available for research.

Photographs with photographer or donation source information are arranged alphabetically by that information. The remaining photographs are arranged by subject.

Photographs (Series 5) include photographs and negatives that were given to or taken by Martin Duberman. These images document drama and music performances, college life, classes, students and faculty, architecture, and the work program. All of these materials are unrestricted and available for research.

1956  
Arranged by Photographer/Source

Box: PC.1678.29  
Dearstyne, Howard
Scope and Content

Color slides and color and black & white photographic prints made from slides. Portraits and group portraits taken by Howard Dearstyne, Spring 1942. Identified people include Anni Albers, "Jack" [John R.P. Jr. ?] French, Becky French, Charley Godfrey, Mary "Molly" Gregory, A. Lawrence Kocher, Lawrence T. Kocher, Marge Kocher, Sandra Kocher, Kenneth Kurtz, Don Page, Alexander "Bill" Reed, Nell Rice, and Erwin Walter Straus.

26741  
Duberman, Martin
Scope and Content

Photos taken by Martin Duberman and Walter Park during a trip to Black Mountain, August 5-6, 1967. Color and black & white.

26742  
Blue Ridge Campus
Scope and Content

Lee Hall, Dining Hall at Blue Ridge, College Hall, view from the porch of Lee Hall, and other unidentified buildings. Includes photos of Martin Duberman.

26743  
Lake Eden Campus
Scope and Content

Quiet House, Jalowetz House, "Zabriskie, etc. Cottage," Albers/Dreier Cottage, Herbert Miller Cottage (?)," Studies Building, Dining Hall, and other unidentified buildings. Includes photo of Walter Parks and Martin Duberman.

26744  
Hamlin, Will
Scope and Content

Photos given to Martin Duberman by Will Hamlin. Includes portraits, work program, Studies Building, Quiet House, students weaving, performance of The Affected Young Ladies by Moliere, students gathered around John Evarts at a piano, Erwin Straus' Plato class, "The Craggies" mountains as seen over the Studies Building, view of Dinning Hall across Lake Eden, the sundeck on the Studies Building, and Lee Hall on the Blue Ridge campus. Identified people include Elizabeth Brett (Hamlin), Cynthia Carr, John "Danny" Deaver, Theodore Dreier, John Evarts, Miriam "Mimi" French, Dora "Dody" Harrison, Ruthabeth Krueger, Fernando Leon, Bernard Malek, Lucian Marquis, Leslie Paul, Alexander Reed, Jane Slater, Erwin Straus, John Swackhamer, and Robert Wunsch. Most photos taken by Will Hamlin, but some taken Fred Stone or Tom Leonard. Includes negative.

26745  
Howard, Carl L.
Scope and Content

Photo taken by Carl L. Howard of Josef Albers at an exhibition of his work, ca. 1960s.

26746  
Kocher, A. Lawrence
Scope and Content

Photos taken by A. Lawrence Kocher. Interior and exterior of Jalowetz House; students riding in a truck on the way to Lake Eden as part of the work program. Includes negatives.

26747  
Larsen, Hazel-Frieda (Archer)
Scope and Content

Photos by Hazel-Frieda Larsen Archer of the doors of the Quiet House.

26748  
Morgan, Mary Kelly
Scope and Content

Photograph of a photograph of an artwork by John Chamberlain, ca. 1955.

26749  
North Carolina Division of Archives and History
Scope and Content

Copied from photographs from the Black Mountain College Records. Includes portraits, a student weaving at a loom, performance of The Ruse of Medusa, rehearsal for The Cherry Orchard, construction of the Studies Building, farming, the weaving room, the exterior of Lee Hall, Albers chair, Saturday night dance, the Trojan Horse, the work program, and classes. Identified people include: Josef Albers, Eric Bentley, John Cage, Nick Cernovich, Jean Charlot, Merce Cunningham, Jose de Creeft, Elaine de Kooning, Theodore Dreier, Alvin Charles Few, Mary Fiore, R. Buckminster Fuller, Walter Gropius, Heinrich Jalowetz, Elizabeth "Betty" Jennerjahn Warren Paul "Pete" Jennerjahn, William "Bill" Levi, Jack Lipsey, Edward Lowinsky, J. B. Neumann, James Prestini, John A. Rice, Jane Robinson, Isaac Rosenfeld, Jane Slater, Flola Shepard, William Shrauger, John Stix, Fred Stone, Jackie Tankersley, Jean Varda and Robert Wunsch. Some photos taken by Claude Stoller.

26750  
van de Wiele, Gerald
Scope and Content

Page proof from Martin Duberman's book of a portrait of Betty Kaiser, Charles Olson and their son Charles Peter. Photograph was given to Duberman by Gerald van de Wiele.

26751  
Wallen, John
Scope and Content

Negative of photo given by John Wallen: John Wallen and his son, Kurt, in front of the Wallen's apartment at BMC.

26752  
Williams, Jonathan
Scope and Content

Portraits taken by Jonathan Williams, including photos of: Robert Creeley, Francine du Plessix, Robert Duncan, Lou Harrison, Katherine Litz, Charles Olson, Joel Oppenheimer, Stefan Wolpe, Jonathan Williams. The cast of the play The Ruse of Medusa by Erik Satie performed at BMC August 14, 1948: Isaac Rosenfeld, Alvin Charles Few, R. Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, Elaine de Kooning, William Shrauger, and Merce Cunningham. Also includes sculpture by John Chamberlain, BMC 1954.

1957  
Arranged by Subject

Scope and Content

The photographer or source of materials is not identified for these photographs so they have been arranged by subject.

26753  
Blue Ridge Campus
Scope and Content

View from the porch of Lee Hall, reflection of Lee Hall, interior of Dreier living room at Lee Hall. Also includes two sets of slides of the exteriors of buildings and scenery at Blue Ridge.

26754  
Classes
Scope and Content

Includes drama class performing a radio drama, an unidentified play, and backstage preparations (including makeup). Also includes weaving student at a loom.

26755  
College Life
Scope and Content

Photos of college life at the Lake Eden Campus. Includes students on pier, dancing, gathered around Studies Building fireplace, typing in study, playing in the snow, and studying in library. Also includes photos of Heinrich Jalowetz, Anni Albers and others fighting a fire in the woods.

26756  
Lake Eden Campus
26757  
Aerial Views
Scope and Content

Aerial views of Lake Eden and the surrounding areas.

26758  
Architecture
Scope and Content

Dining Hall, kitchen, Studies Building, the frescos Knowledge and Inspiration created by Jean Charlot on the pylons of the Studies Building, music cubicle, barn, Quiet House, Minimum House, and Science Building.

26759  
Miscellaneous Photos
Scope and Content

Trees, detail of weaving, side of building, two women in a church, exterior of Berea Baptist Church, detail of painting, tinted mountain scenes, people standing in line (dated Nov. 1964).

26760  
Portraits
Scope and Content

Identified people include: Josef Albers teaching; [Elizabeth Brett (Hamlin)?] in print shop; John Evarts and Heinrich Jalowetz; Rudy Haase after shoveling coal for the boilers at Lake Eden; Johanna Jalowetz in hammock; A. Lawrence Kocher, Robert Bliss, and Bela Martin looking at model for the Studies Building; James Luntz and Morton Steinau; Jeanne Wacker wearing and FDR button, ca. 1944. Also includes photo of a collage of portraits.

26761  
Work Program
Scope and Content

Student and faculty working on building the Studies Building and other Lake Eden buildings, drinking from pitcher, working on farm, etc. Identified people include Robert "Bob" Babcock, Theodore Dreier, Tommy Brooks, Anatole Kopp, Kenneth Kurtz, John Stix, Erwin Straus, and Jackie Tankersley.

Physical Description
Boxes
4
Cubic feet
1.6
Physical Description
Boxes
4.00
Cubic feet
1.60
Physical Location

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

Arrangement

Drafts (Series 6) contains several drafts of  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, some of which include corrections. The book was published by E.P. Dutton in 1972. All of these materials are unrestricted and available for research.

Drafts (Series 6) contains several drafts of  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, some of which include corrections. The book was published by E.P. Dutton in 1972. All of these materials are unrestricted and available for research.

1958  
Manuscript Draft

Scope and Content

First completed draft with corrections.

Box: PC.1678.30  
Introduction and Preface
26763  
Chapters 1-2
26764  
Chapter 3
26765  
Chapters 4-5
26766  
Chapter 6
26767  
Chapter 7
26768  
Chapter 8
26769  
Chapter 9
26770  
Chapter 10
26771  
Chapter 11
26772  
Chapter 12
26773  
Chapter 13

1959  
Edited Draft

Scope and Content

Second completed draft with corrections.

Box: PC.1678.31  
Introduction
26775  
Chapter 1
26776  
Chapter 2
26777  
Chapter 3
26778  
Chapter 4
26779  
Chapter 5
26780  
Chapter 6
26781  
Chapter 7
26782  
Chapter 8
26783  
Chapter 9
26784  
Chapter 10
26785  
Chapter 11
Box: PC.1678.32  
Chapter 12
26787  
Chapter 13
26788  
Chapter 14
26789  
Index

1960  
Printers Draft

Scope and Content

Third complete draft and corrections.

26790  
Chapters 1-4
26791  
Chapters 5-9
Box: PC.1678.33  
Chapters 10-14
26793  
Footnotes

1961  
Galley Proof, Plus Corrections

26794  
Chapters 1-4
26795  
Chapters 5-9
26796  
Chapters 10-14
26797  
Footnotes
26798  
Layout Notes
Scope and Content

Notes about and changes of the "about author page," title page, title page verso, dedication, blurbs, and table of contents.

Physical Description
Boxes
2
Cubic feet
0.8
Physical Description
Boxes
2.00
Cubic feet
0.80
Physical Location

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

Arrangement

Arranged by material type.

Impact (Series 7) includes information about the impact of the book  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, as found in correspondence, reviews and miscellaneous materials. All of these materials are unrestricted and available for research.

Arranged by material type.

Impact (Series 7) includes information about the impact of the book  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, as found in correspondence, reviews and miscellaneous materials. All of these materials are unrestricted and available for research.

1962  
Non-Research Correspondence

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Duberman and various admirers of his book, reviewers, writers seeking advice, researchers interested in BMC-related topics, etc.

Box: PC.1678.33  
1965-1971
1965-1971
26800  
1972
1972
Box: PC.1678.34  
1973
1973
26802  
1974-1976
1974-1976
26803  
1977-1980
1977-1980
26804  
N.D.

1963  
Reviews

Scope and Content

Includes articles or reviews of Duberman's book. Names of reviewers are followed in parenthesis by the name of the journal that they wrote for. Other reviews are located with the oversized materials in Series 2.

26805  
1972, August-October
1972, August-October
Scope and Content

Reviews by Judson Jerome (Saturday Review) and Luelle M. Clark (Asheville Citizen-Times), Herbert Leibowitz (The New York Times Book Review). Anonymous reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal. Letter to the Editor of the Sunday Times Book Review from Lee Powell concerning Herbert Liebowitz's review of Duberman's book.

26806  
1972, November
1972, November
Scope and Content

Articles by Charlotte V. Brown (The Charlotte Observer), Edgar Z. Friedenberg (The New York Review of Books), George Gelles (Star, Washington, DC), William Ham (History Reviews of New Books), Herbert A. Kenny (The Boston Globe), Christopher Lehmann-Haupt (The New York Times), Jesse Lemisch (The New York Times Book Review), Dan MacGilvary (North Country), Robert Marks (Enterprise, High Point, NC), Charles Michener (Newsweek), Richard W. Reichard (The Charlotte Observer), Prep Sparrow (The Fayetteville Observer), Walter Spearman (The Greensboro Record and [Chapel Hill Weekly Newspaper?]), B. A. Weisberger (Book World), and Reed Whittemore (The New Republic). Anonymous review or articles from The Charlotte Observer and Manas, and an ad from the N.Y. Review of Books.

26807  
1972, December
1972, December
Scope and Content

Review by Roger Wicker (San Francisco Book Review) and William McCleery (The Chronicle of Higher Education). Anonymous review from The Saturday Review.

26808  
1973, January
1973, January
Scope and Content

Reviews by Don Strachan (Los Angeles Times), Kenneth Paul Shorey (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Catharine R. Stimpson (The Nation), Carolyn Kizer (The Greensboro Daily News), Martin Jezer (Liberation), and Michele Murray (The National Observer). Anonymous review from Los Angeles Magazine.

26809  
1973, February-April
1973, February-April
Scope and Content

Reviews by Barbara Rose (New York), Eric Weinberger (WIN), Terese S. Piccoli, David Ober (The Record of Antioch College), George B. Tindall (The North Carolina Historical Review), and Leon Lewis (Appalachian Journal). Anonymous reviews from Booklist and The Virginia Quarterly.

26810  
1973, May-December
1973, May-December
Scope and Content

Reviews by Laurence Veysey (Harvard Educational Review), Henry C. Ferrell, Jr. (The Journal of Southern History), Paul K. Conkin (Journal of American History), and Franck Jotterand (Le Monde). Ad for Duberman's book at the Intimate Bookshop, Chapel Hill, N.C. (The North Carolina Anvil).

26811  
1974
1974
Scope and Content

Reviews by Alasdair Clayre (Guardian), Suzi Gablik (Sunday Times), Johnathan Raban (New Statesman), Joe Benjamin (Durrant's?), Alan Brownjohn (Encounter?), James Mark Purcell (The Cresset), Sue Thrasher (Southern Exposure). Anonymous review from Human Behavior.

26812  
1975-1977
1975-1977
Scope and Content

Articles by F. Garvin Davenport (American Historical Review?), Peter Loewenberg, John Clive (The American Scholar), Gerald Grant (Review of Education), Michael Lynch (The Body Politic).

26813  
N.D.
Scope and Content

Review by Andrew Richter (The Prodigal Sun). Anonymous article from Appalachian Notes.

1964  
Miscellaneous

26814  
Collier, Jeff
Scope and Content

Jeff Collier's interview of Martin Duberman, April 13, 1969. Includes references to Black Mountain College and Duberman's research.

26815  
Mechling, Jay
Scope and Content

Memo from Jay Mechling to "Members of [class] AS 190, 1975-75" [sic.] dated June, 1975. Discusses problems in the class in the past term and how issues raised in Martin Duberman's book could be used to address these problems.

26816  
Rossman, Michael
Scope and Content

Review of Michael Rossman's book  Wedding Within the War [review by Martin Duberman?].