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Mary Caroline Richards papers, 1898-2007, bulk 1942-1999

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Richards (Mary Caroline) papers
Series III. Writings, 1905-1999 14.2 Linear Feet (35 boxes)
Series III.A. Writings of M.C. Richards, 1942-1997, undated 5.4 Linear Feet (13 boxes)
Subseries III.A. comprises Richards's lifetime of writing including her doctoral dissertation; lectures; articles; typescript drafts of her books: The Crossing point; Centering; Toward Wholeness. Often notes, typescripts and accompanying publication or clipping are included. Richards was an active contributor to Craft Horizons; Studio Potter and the Journal of Anthroposophy. She also traveled frequently and lectured nationally.
Arrangement
Papers are organized in chronological order.
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30, 120 "Irony in Thomas Hardy," 1942 4 items
Dissertation typescript; programs for final examination of degree; possible early draft of dissertation titled "Irony and Affirmation." Richards's dissertation for doctorate in philosophy at University of California Berkeley.
30, 120 "Thomas Hardy's Ironic Vision," 1947-1949 5 items
Article; published copies.
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120 3 "To Have Done With The Judgment Of God," circa 1947, 1958 2 items
Letter of inquiry; typescript. Original "Pour en finir avec le jugement de Dieu," by Antonin Artaud, translation by Richards.
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41, 120 "Atlantic Crossing," circa 1948 4 items
Letter from The Paris Review; typescript; journal entries by Richards. One copy of typescript is annotated by James Leo Herlihy.
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120 5 "Sari Dienes: Unconventional Use of Print Techniques," 1956 1 item
Published in Craft Horizons.
120 6 "Dan Rhodes," 1958 1 item
Published in Craft Horizons.
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30, 120 "Antonin Artaud: The Theater and Its Double," circa 1960 circa 25 items
Typescripts; includes black-and-white photographs of Artaud. Lecture at The Living Theater. Box 120, folder 7a is from materials received from the estate in 2015.
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120 8 "Leach: East and West," 1960 1 item
Published in Craft Horizons.
120 9 "The Bottle Gardens of Sari Dienes," 1962 2 items
Clipping; publishing dummy. Published in Craft Horizons.
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30, 120 "Centering As Dialogue," 1962, 1964 3 items
Lecture typescripts; clipping. Published in Craft Horizons.
30, 120 "Community Of Men," 1963 5 items
Magazines; typescript. Published in Liberation magazine.
30, 120 "New Impulse In Education," 1964 5 items
Magazines; typescripts. Published in Liberation magazine.
Chanticleer, 1964
Manuscript, score by Seymour Barab, an opera in one act with libretto by M.C. Richards.
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120 13-14 Papers 5 items
Program from Sullivan Street Playhouse; typescripts; published copies.
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70* 4 Oversize 1 item
Centering, 1964-1973
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30-31 Typescripts 1250 page(s)
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31 4 Correspondence and contracts regarding Centering 35 items
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31, 121 Centering promotional printed matter and reviews 33 items
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31 6 Centering book jacket 1 item
31 7 World Affairs Camp lecture, 1965 40 page(s)
31 8 "Occupational Therapy," 1965 20 page(s)
Lecture.
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31, 121 "From The Inside (Or Fire In The Stone)," 1966 5 items
Lecture at Emerson College.
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121 3-4 "The Theater Of Antonin Artaud," 1966 3 items
Published in Ararat.
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31,121 "Writing as a Handcraft," 1966 13 items
Manuscripts; typescripts; clippings; notes. Published in Craft Horizons as "Thoughts On Writing and Handcraft."
"Nine Easter Ltters On the Art Of Education," 1967
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31 11 Lecture notes and drafts 140 page(s)
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32, 121 Text of lecture published by Penn State Papers 2 items
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121 6 "New Resources," 1968 1 item
Published in Ideas.
121 7 Introduction to "Seventh Pilot Course Report: New Resources For Learning," 1968 2 items
Published in Report of Pilot Courses Six and Seven.
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32 2 "Insight 1969," 1969 8 page(s)
Lecture.
32 3 "Some Thoughts About Art And Wholeness In Learning," 1969 20 page(s)
Lecture.
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121 8 Early childhood education conference lecture, 1970 1 item
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32, 121 "Offering," 1970 4 items
Typescripts; letter from Richards. Lecture.
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32 5 "Wholeness in Learning, or Non-Toxic Education," 1970 100 page(s)
Lecture.
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121 10 American Dance Guild newsletter, 1971 1 item
Review of Carolyn Bilderback performance.
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32, 121 "Connections," 1971 3 items
Lecture.
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32 7 "Community and Art," circa 1971 20 page(s)
Lecture.
32 8 "Work and Source," 1971 40 page(s)
Lecture.
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32, 121 "Wrestling with the Daimonic," 1971 4 page(s)
Typescript; published copy. Possibly originally a lecture. Published in Inward Light.
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32 10 Lectures at Wesleyan and Pendle Hill, 1972-1973 30 page(s)
The Crossing Point, circa 1973
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32 11 Book drafts and items for possible inclusion 50 page(s)
32 12 Articles and head notes 50 page(s)
32 13 Drafts and notes 300 page(s)
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32-33 Corrected typescripts 900 page(s)
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33 2 Artwork and photos 50 items
33 3 Correspondence, contracts regarding The Crossing Point 35 items
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33, 122 Reviews of The Crossing Point 10 items
Includes review by John Cage.
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33 5 The Crossing Point: printed matter 2 items
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122 1a "Creativity and Nativity: The Birth of the Holy Child Clay and Poetry as Expressions of Spirit the Courage to Create," 1974 1 item
Virginia Beach Youth Conference.
122 2 "Solitude; In-One-Selfness; Transcendence," 1974 2 items
Published in Inward Light.
122 3 "A Teacher Talks," 1974 1 item
Published in The Urban Review.
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33, 122 "Vessel and the Fire," 1974-1975 10 items
Correspondence; typescripts; notes; photocopies of published version. Published in Evolution of Consciousness: Studies in Polarity and The Fabric of the Future. Also titled as "Separating and Connecting: The Vessel and The Fire."
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33 6 "Courage to Create," 1975 15 page(s)
Lecture.
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122 5 "Frans Wildenhain," 1975 3 items
Published in Craft Horizons. Also includes writing published in Frans Wildenhain exhibition catalog.
122 5a "Wholeness in Education," 1975 2 items
Lecture at Juniata College.
122 6-7 "Clay and Creativity" or "Clay Journal," 1976 9 items
Typescripts; clippings. "Clay and Creativity" was a lecture at NCECA and "Clay Journal" is the same text published in Craft Horizons.
122 8 Brookfield lecture, 1976 1 item
122 9 "Clay and the Art of Transformation" or "Creativity, Art and Transformation," 1977, 1997 6 items
Typescripts; photocopy of published version.
122 10 "Haystack," 1978 2 items
Typescript; published copy. Content for Haystack promotional catalog.
122 11 "That Pure and Riddling Truth," 1978 1 item
Toward Wholeness: Rudolf Steiner Education in America, 1978-1980, 1989
Many typescripts are titled "Wholeness in Living and Learning."
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33 10 Notes on Steiner and religion 40 page(s)
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33, 123 Notes on Steiner and education 17 items
33, 123 Drafts 17 items
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34 1-3 Proofs 410 page(s)
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123 7 Other copies 1 item
Excerpt from Toward Wholeness published in Creation.
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34 4 Correspondence regarding Toward Wholeness 35 items
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34, 123 Toward Wholeness reviews 10 items
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123 9 Book contract 1 item
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33, 123 "Artistic Method in Education," 1979 6 items
Lecture.
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124 1 Book reviews, 1979 2 items
Richards reviews books for Journal for Anthroposophy.
124 2 Eckerd College lecture, 1979 March 7 2 items
Untitled "Chapel talk."
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33, 124 "Michaelmas: a Festival of the Creative Self," 1979-1980 10 items
Manuscripts; typescripts, published versions; schedule from Michaelmas program.
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124 4 "Search for Spirit," 1979 April 3 1 item
Lecture given at Eckerd College.
124 5 "Art and Religious Consciousness: A New Communion," 1980 2 items
Promotional information; typescript. Lecture given at Villanova University.
124 6 "Public School and the Education of the Whole Person," 1980 3 items
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34, 124 "Wholeness in Living and Learning," 1980-1981 3 items
Published in Journal for Waldorf Education and High Mowing.
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124 8 "Growing Creatively," 1981 5 items
Typescript; poems; notes. Lecture for conference at New School.
124 8a "...like Artists in Our Search," 1981 1 item
Lecture for Danforth Associates.
124 9 "A Potter's Truth: Karen Karnes," 1981 1 item
Essay for exhibition pamphlet.
124 10 "To Feel the Whole in Every Part," 1981 2 items
For lecture at Danforth Associates.
124 11 "Integrating the Realms of Consciousness," 1982 2 items
Manuscript; typed poem. For lecture at John F. Kennedy University.
124 12 "John Cage and the Way of the Ear," 1982 1 item
124 13 "Religious Dimensions In Education," 1982 2 items
Manuscript notes; poem.
124 14 "I Was Born Near Hells Canyon," 1984 1 item
Clipping; letter. Published in Cold Drill.
124 15 "Happy Birthday, Beaver Run," 1985 4 items
Typescripts; letter.
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125 1-2 "Toward M.C.," 1985 5 items
Typescript; clippings; photocopy of published version; class reading compendium. Published in Studio Potter.
125 3 Book review, 1986 1 item
125 4 Cross-Over: To a New View of Language Verbal and Non-Verbal, 1986 9 items
Catalogs; envelopes. Text for retrospective exhibition catalog from Crossing Point Gallery.
125 5 "A Sense of the Other One," 1986 6 items
Typescripts; notes; letter.
125 6 Foreword for The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, 1988 3 items
Typescripts; letters. Book is by Matthew Fox.
125 7 "Doodle Dharma," 1988 3 items
Typescript; letters.
125 7a "Education As Initiation," 1988 1 item
125 8 "Pentecost/Whitsun," 1988 2 items
125 9 Introduction and foreword to the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Centering, 1988-1989 4 items
Typescripts; letter.
125 10 "No More Secondhand Art," 1989 3 items
Typescript; letter; fact sheet. Typescript is part of book proposal.
125 11 "Clay and Deep Ecology," 1990 13 items
Typescripts; notes. Possibly published in Studio Potter.
125 12 "Creation Spirituality," 1991 3 items
Typescript; notes; letter. Talk given at Stony Brook University.
125 13 "Rediscovery of Art Through Agriculture," 1991 3 items
Typescript; notes.
125 14 "After Wholeness What," 1992 4 items
Typescript; clippings.
125 15 "Crossings Alignments Territories," 1992 4 items
Typescripts; note to Richards.
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126 1 Foreword to Feeling the Creative Spirit, 1992 3 items
Typescript; letter; book description. Book is by Adriana Diaz.
126 2 "How Shall We Love," 1992 2 items
Typescript; letter. Possibly published in Living Pulpit.
126 3 "Imagination and Authenticity As Doorways To Creation," 1992 2 items
Typescripts. Talk given at Plymouth Church.
126 4 "Renewal of Art Through Agriculture," 1990, 1992 4 items
Typescripts; clipping; photocopy of published version. Published in Creation Spirituality and The Studio Potter.
126 5 Preface to With My Heart in My Mouth, 1993 4 items
Typescripts. Book is by Paul Matthews.
126 6 Opening Our Moral Eye, 1995-1996 9 items
Typescripts; letters.
126 7 "Form Out of Nothingness," 1997 1 item
Clipping. Published in Studio Potter.
126 8 Alias Doctor Snag, undated 1 item
Typescript libretto.
126 9-10 André Breton and The Basic Concepts of Surrealism, undated 3 items
Typescripts; notes. Original by Michel Carrouges translation by Richards. Project was never completed.
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34 8 "Art and Learning to Live," undated 12 page(s)
Lecture.
34 10 Introduction for Merce Cunningham before a performance, undated 2 page(s)
34 9 Swarthmore student guild talk, undated 25 page(s)
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126 11 "Think Pilgrimage: Spiritual Voice of Haystack," undated 3 items
Photocopies of typescripts.
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34, 126 "Thoughts on War and Peace and Violence," undated 10 items
Possibly a lecture.
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126 13 "Wholeness in Education," undated 2 items
Typescripts. Lecture at unknown institution.
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127 1 Assorted correspondence, 1978-1981 19 items
Letters regarding Richards's books.
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34, 127 Assorted and unidentified writings, undated 122 items


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