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Allan Kaprow papers, 1940-1997

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Finding aid for the Allan Kaprow papers, 1940-1997
Series VI. Teaching files, 1952-1993 4 lin. ft.
Series VI.A. Correspondence, 1952-1993 .5 lin. ft.
Correspondence between Kaprow and teaching colleagues or university administrators, frequently regarding salary or promotion.
Box
56 Correspondence, 1952-1993
56 1 Rutgers University Correspondence, 1952-1961
Kaprow's letter of application to teach in the Art Department and discussion of course content with Professor Helmut von Erffa, Department Chair. Correspondence with the Dean regarding reappointment. Lengthy distressed letter from Kaprow to Meyer Schapiro disclosing his difficulties with colleagues and administration. Further letters to various administration officials regarding well-earned promotions not received. Letters regarding Kaprow's decision to leave Rutgers.
56 2 Rutgers University Correspondence, 1959
Correspondence with various faculty members and administrators regarding the controversy over the work of Lucas Samaras, student of Allan Kaprow's at Rutgers, who submitted poems containing profanity as part of his final art project.
56 3 SUNY, Stonybrook Correspondence, 1961-1966
Correspondence regarding Kaprow's teaching appointments and re-appointments at Stonybrook. One indignant letter from Kaprow regarding the University's hiring of an artist not embraced by the art department faculty. Two brochures on University policies and one on Regents rules regarding subversive activities.
56 4 SUNY, Stonybrook Correspondence, 1967-1968
Correspondence regarding promotions, awards, and leaves of absence.
56 5 SUNY, Stonybrook Correspondence, 1968-1969
Correspondence regarding Grand Jury investigation of drug use by Kaprow and others at Stonybrook.
56 6 Letters from University of California, 1966
Regarding visiting appointments.
56 7 Letter to Hunter College, n.d.
Handwritten draft of application letter written to Hunter college, apparently while Kaprow was teaching at Stonybrook.
56 8 California Institute of the Arts Correspondence, 1968-1972
Correspondence regarding appointment, re-appointments, and salary.
56 9 UC San Diego Correspondence, 1979-1989
Correspondence regarding merit increases, research, etc.
56 10 Honors , 1993
UC San Diego undergraduate celebration of the arts award, Phi Beta Kappa membership handbook for new members.


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