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Harald Szeemann papers, 1800-2011, bulk 1949-2005

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Biographical / Historical Note
Scope and Content of Collection
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Container List
Series I. Project files, 1836-2007, bulk 1949-2005
Series II. Artist files 1888-2009, bulk 1969-2005
Series III. Curator and museum professional files, 1903, 1942, 1955-2007
Series III.A. Curator files, 1903, 1942, 1955-2007
Series III.B. Correspondence binders, 1973-1998
Series III.C. Unfiled materials, 1958-2007
Series IV. Photographs, 1800, 1836-2011, bulk 1957-2005
Series IV.A. Projects, 1895-2007
Series IV.B. Artists, 1892-2007, bulk 1960-1999
Series IV.C. Margarethe Fellerer photographs of Monte Verità, 1904-1979, undated
Series IV.D. Topical, 1900-2004
Series IV.E. Slide carousels, 1997, undated
Series IV.F. Personal, approximately 1880-2004
Series V. Audiovisual files, 1926-2005, undated, bulk 1983-2005
Series V.A. Project files, 1969-2005, undated, bulk 1983-2005
Series V.B. Artist files, 1926, 1950-1956, 1965-2005, undated
Series V.C. Curator and museum professional files, 1989-2005, undated
Series V.D. Topical files, 1956, 1960, 1965-1972, 1984-2004, undated
Series V.E. Gallery and museum ephemera, 1995-2005, undated
Series V.F. Personal files, 1996-2005
Series V.G. Unidentified, undated
Series VI. Topical files, 1806-2005, bulk 1967-2005
Series VI.A. Arts and letters, 1905-2005, bulk 1956-2005
Series VI.B. Clippings and assorted research materials, approximately 1969-2005
Series VI.C. People and organizations, 1967-2004, undated
Series VI.D. Places, 1851-2004, undated
Series VI.E. Politics, environment, and society, 1905-2004, undated
Series VI.F. Professional associations, 1961-2005, undated
Series VI.G. Themes, 1912-2004, undated
Series VI.H. Unfiled materials, 1806, 1924-1929, 1948-1958, 1967-2004, undated
Series VII. Gallery and museum ephemera, 1915, 1937, 1953-2007, undated
Series VII.A. Galleries, 1953-2007, undated
Series VII.B. Museums, 1915, 1937, 1954, 1960-2007, undated
Series VII.C. General, 2004-2005
Series VIII. Personal files, 1800, 1933-2007, undated
Series VIII.A. Individuals, 1800, 1933-2007, undated
Series VIII.B. Objects, 1997, 2000, undated
Series IX. Business files, 1923-2011, bulk 1974-2004
Series IX.A. Receipts and bank documents, 1968-2006
Series IX.B. Taxes and balances, 1969-2004
Series IX.C. Miscellaneous business, 1923-2004, 2011, bulk 1974-2004
Series X. Digital files, approximately 2001-approximately 2006
Szeemann (Harald) Papers
Series III. Curator and museum professional files, 1903, 1942, 1955-2007 52.79 Linear Feet (114 boxes, 1 flatfile)
Series III.C. Unfiled materials, 1958-2007 6.3 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
The materials in this subseries have been organized chronologically by the archivist, and include mainly correspondence and gallery ephemera found on desktops, shelves, and on the floor in stacks roughly organized chronologically. Materials regarding well-known figures with a folder in the Curator files have been pulled out and integrated in Series III.A., and the folders are labeled "Unfiled". Mail addressed to Szeemann continued arriving after his death, and some of this mail was received as part of the archive and is found in the Unfiled folders.
Arrangement
The material in this subseries has been arranged chronologically by the archivist.
box folder
2087 1-13 1958-1979
1980
box folder
2087 14 Papers
flatfile
273** Flatfile
box folder
2087 15-16 1981-1982
box
2087, 2100 1983-1987
box folder
2087 22 1988
box
2088, 2101 1989
box folder
2088 2-6 1990-1992
box
2088, 2100 1993
box
2088, 2100, 2102* 1994
box
2089A-2089B 1995
box
2089A, 2100 1996
1997
box folder
2089A 3-4 Papers
flatfile
273** Flatfile
box folder
2089A 5 1998
box
2089A, 2090, 2100 1999
box
2090, 2100 2000
box
2090-2091, 2100-2102* 2001
box
2091-2092, 2100 2002
Due to privacy issues, some documents have been removed from box 2092, folder 1. Original copies are SEALED until 2074 in Box RX.
box
2092-2093, 2100-2101 2003
box
2093-2095A, 2100 2004
Boxes 2094 and 2095 include records from the exhibition La alegría de mis sueños / The Joy of My Dreams.
box
2095A-2095B, 2100 2005
box folder
2095B 5 2007
Undated
box
2095A-2098A, 2100, 3810 Papers
Box 2097, folder 1 includes records from the exhibition La Biennale di Venezia: PLATEA DELL'UMANITÀ / PLATEAU OF HUMANKIND / PLATEAU DER MENSCHHEIT / PLATEAU DE L'HUMANITÉ.
Box 3810 includes 1 color transparency.
flatfile
273** Flatfile
box
2098B, 2098C, 2100 New mail, 1998-2005, undated
This section includes mail that was never sorted out or looked at by Szeemann, and was kept together in the Fabbrica while waiting to be cataloged.


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