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

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Richards (Mary Caroline) papers
Series VIII. Memorabilia, personal miscellany, 1898-2003 17.73 Linear Feet (48 boxes)
Selected audio recordings (digital version available on-site only): 1898-2003

Series VIII contains Richards's résumés, grant applications, awards, birth certificate, passport, yearbooks, personal photos, negatives, audio tapes, addresses, financial documents and other personal papers. Among the photographs are images of Stony Point and of Richards's pottery.
Arrangement
Richards's personal papers are followed by photographs and then audio-visual materials.
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64, 174 Curricula vitae, résumés, biographies, 1955-1995 41 items
box folder
174 1a Birth certificate correction, 1970
From materials received from the estate in 2015.
174 2-2a Artist statements, 1977-1992 circa 11 items
Statements are typically biographies framed around a specific project. Box 174, folder 2a is from materials received from the estate in 2015.
box folder
64 2 Grant applications, 1955-1992 9 items
Awards, commendations, honorary degrees, diplomas and related academic materials, 1935-1998
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64, 174 Papers 20 items
box folder
174 5 King's College 22 items
box folder
216* 7 Oversize diploma 1 item
box
182 Academic hood 1 item
box
64, 174 Passports and birth certificate, 1967-1996 7 items
64, 174 Palm print analysis and solar chart, 1982-1996 13 items
box folder
64 6 High school and junior college yearbooks, 1932-1935 4 items
Three books and inserts.
box
68, 174-175 Addresses, phone numbers, directions, 1975-1999 98 items
Includes address-phone books.
box
68, 175 Pottery notes, 1968-1971, undated 14 items
Includes clay and glaze formulas, supply invoices, and assorted pottery papers.
box folder
68 3 Calligraphy notes and exercises, undated 70 items
68 4 Catalog of Richards's library, undated 100 items
Begun by Carol Gruber. On index cards.
68 5 Stony Point, Rockland County community papers, 1961-1962 7 items
Includes newsletters, spring picnic invitation, and assorted materials.
"The Chicken God News," 1976
Vero Beach, Florida hand-made newsletter.
box folder
68 6 Papers 6 items
box folder
226 2 Color photographs 3 items
box folder
68 7 Thanksgiving skit written for the Kremens, 1975 1 item
68 8 Staff meeting notes, 1983 2 items
Life Center, Arts in the Image of Man.
Medical documents, x-rays, prescriptions, notes, 1954-1999
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68, 175 Papers 17 items
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77, 223 Radiographs 9 items
box folder
175 5 Insurance papers, 1994 2 items
box folder
68 10 Solicitations from Who's Who, Encyclopedia of the American Woman, Richards Heritage Book 1973-1982 4 page(s)
box
69, 175 Financial documents, 1954-1999 447 items
Includes stocks; securities; bank statements; check stubs; papers from Walston and Company; royalty statements; ledgers; invoices; receipts; financial book. Box 175, folder 9 is from materials received from the estate in 2015.
69, 175 Tax papers, 1951-2001 22 items
box folder
176 2 Divorce papers, 1954 2 items
Richards's divorce from William Levi.
176 3 Last will and testament, 1996-1999 6 items
176 4-5 Estate and property papers, 1955-2000 17 items
Interviews, 1967-1998, undated
Filed by year and name of interviewer. Contains print versions of interviews only. For sound or video recordings see items filed under those formats.
box folder
176 6 Duberman, Martin, 1967-1990 4 items
176 7 Silvka, Rose, 1978-1979 3 items
Published in Craft Horizons.
176 8 Miller, Jack, 1987 2 items
176 9 Kraus, Ted, 1989 1 item
Published in Creation.
176 10 Safransky, Sy, 1988-1989 5 items
Published in The Sun.
176 11 Powell, Mary Clare, 1990 2 items
176 12 Frost, Heath, 1995-1998 5 items
176 13 Diamant, Hirsh, undated 1 item
Birthday materials, 1981-1996, undated
box folder
176 14-15 1981 24 items
Contains various cards and art book.
box folder
197 1 1986 20 items
Contains color photographs.
197 2 1991 11 items
Contains color slides.
1996
box folder
177 1-1a Cards, book and black-and-white photographs 23 items
box folder
197 3 Color photographs
box folder
217* 7 Oversize card 4 items
box folder
177 2 Assorted, undated 1 item
Other birthday cards can be found in series II.B.
177 3 Dave Richards estate and trust papers, 1988-1995 35 items
177 4 Assorted Dave Richards items, 1943-1983 22 items
Includes black-and-white photographs; clippings; Dave Richards's address book.
177 5 Other family papers and clippings, 1943-1965 7 items
Photographs, 1898-1999
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177 6-7 circa 1898-1920s 26 items
1928-1949
box folder
177 8-9 Black-and-white photographs 81 items
box folder
64 7 Black-and-white photographs of classmates 10 items
box folder
198 1 Color photographs 7 items
box folder
72* 6 Richards and Paulus Berensohn 2 items
Richards's photo dates from Black Mountain College era.
1950-1959
box folder
178 1-4 Black-and-white photographs 61 items
box folder
198 2-3 Color photographs and slides 15 items
1960-1969
box folder
178 5-7 Black-and-white photographs 45 items
box folder
198 4-5 Color photographs and slides 43 items
1970-1979
box folder
178 8-12a Black-and-white photographs 117 items
Folder 12a is from materials received from the estate in 2015.
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198-199 Color photographs, negatives and slides 308 items
box folder
216* 8 Oversize photograph 1 item
box folder
72* 7-8 Juniata College, 1975 6 items
Signed, A. McBride, photographer.
1980-1989
box folder
178 13-16 Black-and-white photographs 33 items
box
199-200 Color photographs and negatives 165 items
1990-1999
box folder
178 17 Black-and-white photographs 8 items
box
201-202 Color photographs and slides 316 items
Assorted unidentified, undated
box
65-67, 179-180 Black-and-white photographs 840 items
Box 180, folder 9 is from materials received from the estate in 2015.
box
78, 202-210, 223-226 Color photographs, negatives and slides circa 2315 items
Some slides dating from Black Mountain College era. Box 210, folder 3 is from materials received from the estate in 2015.
Albums, undated
box
181, 219-220 Black-and-white photographs 2 items
box folder
210 2 Color photographs 1 item
box
64, 181 Photograph housing, undated 11 items
Includes empty albums and processing envelopes.
Video and Audio tapes, 1960-2003
Audio-visual materials are unavailable until reformatting is complete. Contact the repository for information regarding access. Use copies are indicated in container list below. Items were numbered by the repository. Items were organized chronologically. Titles were taken from labels.
Reel-to-reel audio tapes, 1960-1970
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79 R8-R10 M. C. Richards reads her poetry, 1960 June 4 3 items
M. C. Richards reads her poetry (digital version available on-site only)

Richards reads her own poetry, possibly recorded by the composer Earle Brown for production on the Capitol Records label. Contents lists for the tapes are in box 69, folder 8.
3 sound tape reels of 3 (1 hr., 6 min., 20 sec.) : analog, 15 ips, mono; 10 in., 1/4 in. tape.
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211 R11a-d Richards lecture, 1963 September 1 4 items
Lecture possibly given at Yale, includes Richards reading poetry. Unavailable until reformatted.
4 sound tape reels; 3 1/4 in., 1/4 in. tape.
Poetry Readings at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1963 September 8
2 sound tape reels (1 hr., 52 min. 55 sec.): analog, 3 3/4 ips, 5 in. See description sheets in box 69, f. 8.
box item
78 R1 Haystack tape #2 1 item
Haystack tape #2 (digital version available on-site only)

78 R2 Haystack tape #3 1 item
Haystack tape #3 (digital version available on-site only)

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211 R12 Poetry Readings at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1963 September 9 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted.
1 sound tape reel; 1/4 in. tape.
211 R13 Craftsmanship talk at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1963 September 13 1 item
Craftsmanship talk at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1963 September 13 (digitized version available on-site only)

Unavailable until reformatted.
1 sound tape reel; 1/4 in. tape.
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78 R6 Mary Caroline Richards, "Crossing Point: 9 Easter Letters," 1967 1 item
Mary Caroline Richards, "Crossing Point: 9 Easter Letters" (digital version available on-site only)

Recording of a lecture, including a question and answer session, given by Richards as part of a graduate seminar. This lecture is probably the basis for Nine Easter letters on the art of education, published in Penn State papers in art education, no. 3 (1967). Text for this publication is in box 32, f.1. Original box labeled, "Dr. Mary Caroline Richards, Sp. 1967 Art Grad Seminar."
1 sound tape reel of 1 (1 hr., 45 min., 10 sec.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, mono; 7 in.
78 R5 Mary Caroline Richards, "Some Thoughts About Art and Wholeness in Learning," 1969 November 1 item
Mary Caroline Richards, "Some Thoughts About Art and Wholeness in Learning" (digital version available on-site only)

1 sound tape reel of 1 (2 hrs., 41 min., 42 sec.) : analog, mono., 3 3/4 ips; 7 in.
Side 1: M.C. Richards's lecture entitled"Some Thoughts About Art and Wholeness in Learning." See lecture text in box 32, folder 3. Side 2: Allan Kaprow lecture on his teaching experience in Berkeley, especially related to Project otherways. Label on original box: "Mary Caroline Richards. Allan Kaprow was put on side two instead of side one [actual order is the reverse]. Howard McConeghey, Cheney Washington, [tape no.] 1 at Showalter H., Oct. 17 69."
Interviews with John Iozia, 1970 August 26
2 sound tape reels (16 min., 57 sec.) : analog, stereo; 3-5 in. Regarding the production of Any Wednesday, a play by Muriel Resnik, produced in 1970 at the Village Dinner Theater in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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78 R3 Any Wednesday Interview - John Iozia, 1 item
Any Wednesday Interview - John Iozia

78 R4 Raleigh radio interview 1 item
Raleigh radio interview (digital version available on-site only)

78 R7 Mary Caroline Richards, "Centering in Poetry, Pottery and the Person," undated 1 item
Mary Caroline Richards, "Centering in Poetry, Pottery and the Person" (digital version available on-site only)

Side 1: lecture and poetry reading by M. C. Richards (undated, location unknown); Side 2: lecture on "Centering in Pottery and Poetry" that she gave at the Haystack Mountain School (undated) This lecture is related to Richards's book Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person. A letter to "Mike" originally with this tape is now in box 69, folder 8.
1 sound tape reel of 1 (3 hr., 14 min., 54 sec.) : analog; 7 in.
Items found with original reel-to-reel audio tapes, 1960-1963, undated
box folder
69 8 Technical and content notes from Nancy Romer on Haystack tape #2 (R1), 1963 2 items
69 8 Technical notes from Nancy Romer on Haystack tape #3 (R2), 1963 1 item
69 8 Letter to M.C. Richards from "Mike." (R7), undated 1 item
69 8 Capitol Records master control files (R8-R10), 1960 3 items
With lists of contents and timings, 3 pp, 1 sheet per audio tape. Earle Brown's name, not signature, appears on one sheet.
box folder
182 1 Original housing for R11, 1963 4 items
182 2 Technical and content notes from Nancy Romer on Haystack tape R12, 1963 2 items
Includes original housing.
182 3 Technical and content notes from Nancy Romer on Haystack tape R13, 1963 2 items
Includes original housing.
Audio cassettes, 1971-1999
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213 C15a-d Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology, 1971 June 4-6 4 items
Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology (digital version available on-site only)

Includes "Wrestling with the Daimonic;" Dorothea Blom; Dorothea Blom and begin panel (Sunday morning), panel and responses; panel and responses, meeting for worship.
4 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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212 C14 Choral reading: "The Rock" by T.S. Eliot and taped letter, 1973 March 29 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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213 C16 M.C. Richards and Daisy Alden, 1974 July 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
213 C26 Courage to Create Series #5, Pendle Hill Monday Lecture, 1974 December 9 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
213 C27 M.C. Richards, Rudolf Steiner College, "An Art of Fire," 1981 November 19 1 item
M.C. Richards, Rudolf Steiner College, "An Art of Fire," 1981 November 19 (digitized version available on-site only)

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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214 C28 MC Richards: Integrating the spectrum of consciousness, 1982 January 30 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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213 C17a-b Poetry reading, Art Center, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1984 January 29 2 items
Unavailable until reformatted. 2 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
213 C7, C18 M.C. Richards, Naropa Institute: "Nourishing the Teacher," 1989 June 26 2 items
Unavailable until reformatted. 2 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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214 C29a-d Rosaly Roffman interview of MC Richards for article on Centering at Clifford, PA and Kimberton, PA, 1989 November 4 items
Unavailable until reformatted. 4 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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213 C19 MC Richards, Bethlehem Center, 1989 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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212 C8 M.C. Richards, Naropa Institute, 1990 June 24 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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214 C30 Omega Retreat, Tape #6 Meditations with Surya Das "Rest Your Weary Mind," Rhinebeck NJ, 1992 July 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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212 C9 M.C. Richards: Creativity and the Practice of Awe, 1994 February 2 1 item
M.C. Richards: Creativity and the Practice of Awe, 1994 February 2 (digitzed version available on-site only)

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
212 C3 "Pots, Paintings, Poetry Slides and Conversation: Praise!" 1995 February 16 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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213 C20 M.C. Richards: "Pelted by Beauty," Poetry reading, 1997 May 5 1 item
Recorded live at Indre Studios, Philadelphia. Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
213 C21a-b M.C. Richards, poetry reading, unedited, 1997 May 2 items
Unavailable until reformatted. 2 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
213 C10a-b M.C. Richards, 1997 May 2 items
Unavailable until reformatted. 2 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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212 C13 MC Richards and Julia Connor at Cody's Books, 1998 March 11 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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214 C31 M.C. Richards "Recovery of the Child in Adulthood," edited, 1999 February 9 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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212 C11 "7 Etudes on Hope," "Recovery of M.C. Richards," Berkeley, CA, 1999 February 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
212 C1a-b M.C. Richards, undated 2 items
Unavailable until reformatted. 2 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
212 C2 M.C. Richards: "Letter, March 29," by Jim and Julia, undated 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
212 C4 "Clay Journal," undated 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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213 C22 M.C. Richards, "Clay Journal," undated 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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212 C5 M.C. Richards at Red Raven, undated 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
212 C6 "Myth," Tampa Museum, undated 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
212 12a-b M.C. Richards at Bethlehem Center, undated 2 items
Unavailable until reformatted. 2 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
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213 C23-C25 Unidentified, undated 3 items
Unavailable until reformatted. 3 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Items found with original audio cassettes, 1971, undated
box folder
182 4 Original housing for C15, 1971 1 item
182 5 Unidentified, undated 1 item
Paper describing contents of unknown tape.
Videos, 1982-2003, undated
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215 V2 Symposium: Religious dimensions of ED "Wholeness in Education," 1982 April 18 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
215 V1a-b M.C. Richards 1-2, 1989 July 18 2 items
Unavailable until reformatted. 2 videocassettes (VHS); 1/2 in.
215 V3 Crossing Point Gallery, archive of M.C. Richards's appearance, 1986 November 2 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (U-matic) (59 min.): sd., col.; 3/4 in.
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217 V10 Tara and Morgan wedding, 1998 July 25 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
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215 V4 "M.C. Richards: The Fire Within Us," rough cut, 2002 March 30 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
215 V5 "M.C. Richards: Living in the Crossing Point," rough cut 2.0, 2002 April 26 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS) (67 min.); 1/2 in.
215 V6 "M.C. Richards: The Fire Within Us," final cut, low resolution, 2003 September 18 1 item
Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
215 V7 "M.C. Richards: The Fire Within," circa 2003 1 item
Color corrected check copy. By Kane Lewis Productions. Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.); 1/2 in.
215 V8 M.C. Richards, Pendle Hill, undated 1 item
Duplication. Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
215 V9 Crossing Point, undated 1 item
2 of 3. P20-706. Stamped with Julia Connor's contact information. Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (U-Matic); 3/4 in.
215 V11 M.C. Richards at Chester Springs, undated 1 item
Raw footage. Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
Assorted, 1960-1988
box folder
68 11-11a Papers circa 155 items
Folder 11a is from ADD3.
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226 3 Color photograph 1 item


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