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Vlastislav Hofman papers and drawings, 1904-1984, 1904-1984

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Finding aid for Vlastislav Hofman papers and drawings, 1904-1984
Series III. Printed matter and curricula vitae materials, 1936, 1964-1965, 1972, undated 0.42 linear feet (1 box)
The printed matter contains extensive biographical information on Hofman. A typescript of a lecture by Adolf Benš, given in Hofman's hometown Jičín two years after Hofman's death, provides details of Hofman's family background and career. The curricula vitae, written by Hofman and others, together with the many small exhibition catalogs provide a comprehensive account of Hofman's artistic activities.
The collection holds extensive material dating from Hofman's participation in the 4th Volta Conference, an international theater conference held in Rome in 1936. The conference was sponsored by the Reale Academia D'Italia and the Reunion Volta and was a significant event in the world of theater at the time. The conference was led by the Reunion's President, Luigi Pirandello, and was attended by many leading playwrights, set designers and dramaturges from all over the world. The collection includes a signed photograph of Pirandello and numerous other pieces of memorabilia from the event. Critical reviews of Hofman's work in theater, taken from numerous journals, cover various stages of his career. There are also reviews of exhibitions of Hofman's work, held both in Czechoslovakia and in Italy, and articles commemorating Hofman's 50th, 60th, 70th, and 80th birthdays.
Arrangement note
Arrangement is topical.
Box Folder
4 1 Curricula vitae and encyclopedia entries, undated, 18.0 items
4 2 Exhibition invitations, undated, 12.0 items
4 3 Exhibition Catalogs, undated, 19.0 items
4 4 Segments of Exhibition Catalogs, Undated, 6.0 items
4 5 Fourth "Volta" International Theater Conference in Rome, invitation letters, October 1936, 3.0 items
4 6 Fourth "Volta" International Theater Conference in Rome, list of participants, list of papers, memorabilia, October 1936, 13.0 items
4 7 Fourth "Volta" International Theater Conference in Rome, photographs, October 1936, 6.0 items
4 8 Biographical articles, Undated, 10.0 items
4 9 Articles commemorating Hofman's birthday and reviews of retrospective exhibitions, undated, 24.0 items
4 10 Critical Reviews - Theatrical Work, undated, 43.0 items
General note
(includes photographs of articles)
4 11 Reproductions of drawings and paintings in periodicals, undated, 24.0 items
4 12 Articles on Hofman and others, uUndated, 12.0 items
4 13 Critical reviews - typescript copies, Undated, 11.0 items
4 14 Critical reviews of exhibitions in Italy, 1964, 1965, and 1972 24.0 items
4 15 Obituaries, undated 14.0 items

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