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Arthur Petronio papers, 1919-1971

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Finding aid for the Arthur Petronio papers, 1919-1971
Arthur Petronio papers
Box Folder
1 1-6 Letters received, 1921-1967
1 1 Flouquet, Pierre-Louis 1931-1959
1 2-4 Hellens, Franz, 1921-1967
1 5 Le Fauconnier, Henri, 1925-1935
1 6 Mesens, E. L. T., (Edouard Léon Théodore), 1922-1923
1, 2* Articles, lectures, performances and other works by Petronio, 1920-1966, undated
Box Folder
1 7 "Vingt instantanés pour un univers poétique," 1949
Contains four copies of limited original editions and one proof copy.
1 8 "Tellurgie," probably 1964
Typewritten draft of the verbophonic poem with handwritten annotations in ink by Petronio on verso of Groupe Créer manifesto.
1 9 "Verbophonie et poème fiction," 1966
Special numbered issue of excerpt from Vers universe.
1 10 Untitled typescript, undated
Pages 80-81 and 83-84 of a typewritten text with handwritten annotations in ink on verso of Groupe Créer statutes and manifesto.
1 11 Program for an evening sponsored by Comité universaliste de Liège, 1920
Music by Ruyneman, Schönberg, Satie, and Casella. Petronio speaks on "L'origine, la portée et la signification de la Musique moderne." Cover of program has drawing by Marcel Lempereur-Haut, two copies, signed and numbered 95 and 141.
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2* 1 Poster announcing lecture, "Un poète vous parle, ou la confession de minuit," undated
1, 2* CREER, 1922-1971, undated
The term "créer" had particular resonance for Petronio. Functioning both as the acronym for his Centre de recherches poétiques expérimental électroacoustique régionale, and as a play on the infinitive for the French verb "to create," the term was used repeatedly by Petronio for a variety of different but interrelated projects, including one of his many arts journals, his theoretical arts group and his string quartet.
1, 2* Créer, 1927-1932, undated
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1 12 Exposition de Peinture et Sculpture, circa 1927
Various materials relating to an exhibition organized by the Galerie Billiet of Paris under the auspices of Créer; including announcements and invitation.
1 13 Robert Mallet-Stevens letter, 1932
Handwritten letter sent along with his answer to a question to appear in issue number 19 of Créer.
1 14 Exhibition at Gallerie du "Lit d'Argent," undated
Three copies of exhibition announcement.
Box Folder
2* 2-3 Posters, undated
Includes cropped poster for issue no. 3, as well as the layout for a poster announcing that Créer will be on sale at a concert.
1, 2* Groupe Créer (Reims), 1931, undated
Box Folder
1 15 Manifesto, circa 1931
1 16 Statutes, circa 1931
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2* 4 Poster, undated
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1 17-20 Groupe Créer d'Épernay, 1932-1942
1 17-19 Exhibition catalog, 1932-1942
1 17 1932
1 18 1933
1 19 1942
1 20 Invitation to opening of exhibition, 1933
2** Poster announcing painting exhibition, undated
Box Folder
1 21 Le quatuor "CRÉER" de Reims, 1933
Program for a concert of contemporary french music with Petronio playing first violin.
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2* 5 Créer concert poster, 1922
Box Folder
1 22 Tractexpo internationale, Créer, 1969-1971
1, 2* Miscellaneous material, 1919-1969, undated
1-2* Printed ephemera relating to journals published by Petronio, 1919-1921, undated
1** Le revue du feu poster, circa 1919
1, 2* Le libre essor, 1921, undated
Box Folder
2* 6 Small posters announcing Issues two and three, 1921
Announcements for issue number two and for issue number three.
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1 23 Postcard stock with printed return address, undated
1 24 Program announcement form, 192-
1 25 Catalog for Auguste Mambour exhibition sponsored by the journal, 1921
1 26 Frans Vanderline drawing, signed and dated, 1969
1 27 Advertising card, undated
Includes E. L. T. Mesens gallery.

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