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Peggy Dwight Papers


Margaret "Peggy" Dwight (1909- ) was a student at Black Mountain College from 1933-1935. While at Black Mountain she primarily studied art under Josef Albers. Her brother Everett Dwight also attended the college.The papers include three letters from Josef Albers to Peggy Dwight (1937-1938), other materials concerning Albers, articles about the history of Black Mountain College, a review of Martin Duberman's book Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, publications about the Bauhaus, college bulletins, copies of the magazine Form, and information about Xanti Schawinsky.

Title

Peggy Dwight Papers

Collection Number

PC.1715

Date(s)

1933 - 1976

Language

English

Physical Description
Genre/Physical Characteristic

Letters

Genre/Physical Characteristic

Articles

Physical Description
Items
30.00
Abstract

Margaret "Peggy" Dwight (1909- ) was a student at Black Mountain College from 1933-1935. While at Black Mountain she primarily studied art under Josef Albers. Her brother Everett Dwight also attended the college.

The papers include three letters from Josef Albers to Peggy Dwight (1937-1938), other materials concerning Albers, articles about the history of Black Mountain College, a review of Martin Duberman's book Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, publications about the Bauhaus, college bulletins, copies of the magazine Form, and information about Xanti Schawinsky.

Physical Location

WRA:11C02 oversized

Creator

Dwight, Margaret "Peggy"

Repository

Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina


Arranged by subject.


Available for research.


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Processed by Ashley Yandle, February, 2002

Encoded by Ashley Yandle, June 4, 2002; additional encoding, May, 2010

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


Margaret "Peggy" Dwight (1909- ) was a student at Black Mountain College from 1933-1935. While at Black Mountain she primarily studied art under Josef Albers. Her brother Everett Dwight also attended the college.

Black Mountain College was an experimental school located in Black Mountain, N.C. Established in 1933 by John A. Rice and others, the purpose of the college was to educate the whole person, with an emphasis on the role of the arts and creative thinking. The 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.Eventually, the student enrollment and available funds dwindled until the college was forced to close in 1956.


Dwight, Peggy


[Identification of item], PC.1715, Peggy Dwight Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Gift of Miss Peggy Dwight, Paris 75005 France; accessioned May 30, 1984.


Black Mountain College Records


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov.

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

The Peggy Dwight Papers include three letters from Josef Albers to Peggy Dwight (1937-1938), other materials concerning Albers, articles about the history of Black Mountain College, a review of Martin Duberman's book  Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, publications about the Bauhaus, college bulletins, copies of the magazine  Form, and information about Xanti Schawinsky.


  • Evarts, John
  • Schawinsky, Xanti, 1904-1979
  • Dwight, Peggy
  • Albers, Josef
  • Duberman, Martin
  • Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
  • Bauhaus
  • Universities and colleges--North Carolina--History
  • Black Mountain (N.C.)

Box: P.C.1715.1  
Three letters from Josef Albers to Peggy Dwight
1937-1938

Scope and Content

The letters contain information about Dwight's work and art at the college. Also included is a typescript of a review by Nancy Farrell of an art exhibit at Black Mountain of works by Peggy Dwight, Barbara Loines Dreier, and Alex Reed (mentioned in Albers' letter, May 31, 1937).

26818  
Fragments of an Albers' talk The Meaning of Art (May 6, 1940)

26819  
Brochure for the book Anni Albers: On Designing</title> (n.d.)

26820  
Articles about Josef Albers (1956, 1968)

26821  
Catalog for exhibition at the Galerie Denise Rene, Paris
1968

26822  
Obituary for Josef Albers
March 1976

26823  
Fundamentalism and the Higher Learning by John A. Rice (May, 1937).

26824  
The Rise and Fall of Black Mountain College by Alasdair Clayre.
March 27, 1969

26825  
New York Times book review of Martin Duberman's book Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community
Oct. 29, 1972

26826  
Article about a Walter Gropius house in Massachusetts
May 20, 1975

Two publications containing articles about the Bauhaus and artists associated with the school.

Materials printed by or for Black Mountain College.

26827  
Black Mountain College: A Forward
1934?

26828  
Black Mountain College Bulletin No. 2, Concerning Art Instruction by Josef Albers
June 1934

26829  
Black Mountain College Bulletin, No. 4, On the Civilization of the Two Americas by Herminio Portell-Vila
May 1937

26830  
Black Mountain College Bulletin, No. 5, Work With Materials by Anni Albers
November 1938

Volumes 4-9 and 8 of the magazine  Form (1967-1968). The volumes include essays about Black Mountain College or by former BMC community members. Includes articles by John A. Rice, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, George Zabriskie, John Evarts, Jean Charlot, and Xanti Schawinsky. Also includes articles about Josef Albers.

Includes a  Saturday Evening Post article about Schawinsky (Aug 26, 1961) and photocopies of information about  The Danse Macabre. Also includes a biographical sketch of John Evarts.