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

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Biographical / Historical Note
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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 VI. Topical files, 1806-2005, bulk 1967-2005 193.53 Linear Feet (406 boxes, 6 flatfiles, 1 telescope roll box)
Series VI.B. Clippings and assorted research materials, approximately 1969-2005 7.1 Linear Feet (17 boxes)
Series VI.B. Clippings and assorted research materials contains mostly press clippings on a wide range of topics, as well as assorted articles, ephemera, reports, and other materials. Some of the materials, including envelopes originally containing the clippings, have brief annotations.
Arrangement
Arranged into three sections: clippings received from Argus media service, articles clipped by Szeemann, and unfiled clippings.
The files were found arranged together but unlabeled, and category titles were devised by the archivist upon review of their contents.
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3312-3314 Argus media service, 2003-2005
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3315-3317 Various topics, 1985-1988
Box 3315 contains clippings on fine arts and architecture; box 3316 on languages, books, publishing, and libraries; and box 3317 on visual art and cultural history.
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3318-3329, 3774 Unfiled, approximately 1969-2007
Clippings in box 3318 were found in untitled binders with topics covering music, art, literature, theater, linguistics, mythology, politics, philosophy, film, history, architecture, and science fiction. In addition to clippings, box 3320 has a wooden toy found together with clippings (see folders 7-8) and an eagle pin and piece of a plastic toy in folder 9. Materials in box 3321 were found together unsorted. Szeemann's driver's license application was found among the materials in folder 5 and was removed to box 3503. Materials in boxes 3325-3326 were originally found in a box labeled: Harry - Kritiken [reviews], Zeitungsausschnitte [newspaper clippings] - Nachruf [obituary] Papa! - [Mark?]ansammlung [stamp collection] - Photos. Photocopies of these labels are included in box 3325, folder 1. However, the box contained only newspaper clippings, and these include neither reviews of Szeemann's work nor obituaries.


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