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

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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 IV. Photographs, 1800, 1836-2011, bulk 1957-2005 101.9 Linear Feet (255 boxes and 3 flatfiles)
Series IV.E. Slide carousels, 1997, undated 1.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
This subseries contains approximately 2,350 commercial and non-commercial slides of various artists' work and topical subjects. They were originally stored in slide carousels but have been re-housed for conservation purposes. The topics in the container list below are based on the original labels on the carousel containers. Such topics include: Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism and artists Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Salvador Dalí, Jacques-Louis David, Edgar Degas, Eugène Delacroix, Max Ernst, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Alfred Jarry, Vassily Kandinsky, Edouard Manet, Jean-François Millet, Camille Pissarro, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Arrangement note
The slides are arranged in Szeemann's original alphabetical order by artist and topic with assorted slides at the end.
Artists, undated
Assorted artists A-Z
Files C-Z contain an alphabetized artist list.
box folder
202 1 A-B 59 items
202 2 C-E 50 items
202 3 F-G 48 items
202 4 H-K 65 items
202 5 L-M 63 items
box folder
203 1 N-R 71 items
203 2 S 37 items
203 3 T-Z 44 items
203 4 Cézanne, Paul and Edgar Degas 81 items
Delacroix, Eugène
box folder
203 5 [Carousel 1] 54 items
203 6 [Carousel 2] 35 items
box folder
204 5 Gauguin, Paul, Vincent Van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 12 items
Goya, Francisco
box folder
204 1 I 74 items
204 2 II 8 items
box folder
207 2 Lee, Bul 59 items
box folder
204 3 Manet, Edouard, Jean-François Millet and Claude Monet 48 items
204 4 Picasso, Pablo 42 items
box folder
205 7 Schulthess, Armand 78 items
Topical, undated
Art Brut
box folder
206 4 1 68 items
206 5 2 24 items
206 6 3 70 items
206 7 4 78 items
box folder
207 1 Der Spiegel 80 items
Magazine covers.
Lectures
box folder
205 5 Bonnard, Pierre, Alfred Jarry, Fauve and Cubism 27 items
Also includes Maurice Denis, Félix Vallotton, Edouard Vuillard, André Derain, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, and Robert Delaunay.
box folder
204 7 David, Jacques-Louis - Edouard Manet, edited version 69 items
[Combined lectures] Zu Fassung. Also includes Théodore Géricault, Francisco de Goya, Eugène Delacroix, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Alfred Jarry, Gustave Courbet, Jean-François Millet, and Henri Fantin-Latour.
204 6 Degas, Edgar - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, edited version 71 items
[Combined lectures] Zu Fassung. Also includes Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Henri Edmond Cross, Georges Seurat, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent Van Gogh.
box folder
205 1 Degas, Edgar/Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism 38 items
Also includes Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Henri Edmond Cross, and Paul Signac.
205 2 Ernst, Max, Salvador Dalí and sculpture 29 items
Also includes Yves Tanguy, René Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Georges Vantongerloo, László Moholy-Nagy, Naum Gabo, Victor Servranckx, Walter Dexel, Hans Uhlmann, Hans Arp, David Smith, and Max Bill.
box folder
206 1 Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, Eugène Delacroix and Jean-François Millet 35 items
Also includes Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault, and Francisco Goya.
box folder
205 3 Kandinsky, Vassily 54 items
Also includes Franz Marc, August Macke, Alexei Jawlensky, Paul Klee, Ferdinand Hodler, Augusto Giacometti, Edvard Munch, Gustav Klimt, Emil Nolde, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Georges Rouault, Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Giorio de Chirico, Amedeo Modigliani, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio Morandi, Joan Miro, Oskar Schlemmer, Gino Severini, Umberto Boccioni, Auguste Rodin, Alexander Archipenko, Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Kurt Schwitters, Hans Arp, Piet Mondrian, Naum Gabo, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Max Ernst.
205 4 Manet, Edouard 22 items
Also includes Gustave Courbet and Jean-François Millet.
205 6 Pissarro, Camille and Paul Cézanne 19 items
Museums
box folder
206 2 [Carousel 1] 48 items
Includes the Musée du Louvre, Kwangju National Museum, and various exhibitions from 1920-1973.
box folder
207 3 [Carousel 2] 15 items
Includes the Museum Ludwig and various exhibitions from 1915-1972.
box folder
206 3 [Parallel visual worlds] Parallel Bildwelten 33 items
Includes images of art and erupting volcano, "Aetna".
Assorted carousels, undated
box folder
207 4 [Carousel 1] 57 items
207 5 [Carousel 2] 17 items
207 6 [Carousel 3] 15 items
207 7 [Carousel 4] 22 items
Underside of carousel marked "Unger". Includes Art Workers Coalition, Kutlug Ataman, Gilles Barbier, Gestes Boltanski, Marcel Broodthaers, Chris Burden, Chuck Close, Rosa El-Hassan, Olafur Eliasson, Erro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Pierre Bonnard.
Assorted slide sets, 1997, undated
Containes slides grouped together in cases or other housing.
box folder
208 1 Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, undated 12 items
Contains color slides.
208 2 Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, undated 54 items
Contains color slides. Also includes undated note from Christian Bernard.
208 3 National Bank Art Collection, undated 18 items
Contains black-and-white negatives.
208 4 [Non-representational sculpture] Ungegenständliche Plastik, 1997 7 items
Contains color slides.
208 5 [Sets 1-7], undated 152 items
Contains color slides and transparencies.
box
209 [Sets 8-24], undated 289 items
Contains color slides. Includes 2 Burkhard photographs.


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