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Allan Kaprow papers, 1940-1997

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Finding aid for the Allan Kaprow papers, 1940-1997
Series I. Education, 1940-1996 3 lin. ft.
Education files include Oversize, and offer evidence of an early inclination toward art, such as an elementary school award for handicrafts and a Christmas card Kaprow designed for his high school. Otherwise, the series documents the intellectual aspect of Kaprow's development as an artist. It consists of notebooks for undergraduate and graduate courses in Art History and Philosophy, along with Kaprow's student essays, including a paper on Jackson Pollock that Kaprow wrote for a course with Meyer Schapiro, whose comments are on the paper. Also included are musical scores Kaprow created for courses with John Cage at the New School for Social Research.
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1 Education, 1940-1952
1 1 Brandes School, Arizona, 1940-1941
Brochure of Kaprow's elementary school and award he won for handicrafts.
1 2 High School of Music & Art, New York, 1941-1945
Christmas card designed by Kaprow for the school, Principal's letter of congratulations about the card, graduation invitations and program, diploma, and diploma from Junior High in Tucson.
1 3 New York University, 1946-1949
Kaprow essay on Hart Crane, program for student plays, exams for courses on Aesthetics and Ethics, notebook and study cards for Philosophy course, letter of conferment of degree.
1 4 New York University, 1946-1949
Philosophy notebook cover.
1 5 Columbia University, 1950-1952
One course notebook on Greek art and one on Romanesque painting, with loose notes on assorted topics.
1 6 Columbia University, 1950-1952
One course notebook on Modern Art and one on Early Christian painting, with loose notes on assorted topics.
1 7 Columbia University, 1950-1952
One course notebook on Baroque painting in Italy and one on Modern Art, with loose notes on assorted topics.
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2 Education, , 1950-1958 1996
2 1 Columbia University, 1950-1952
One course notebook on Medieval Art and one on Greek art.
2 2 Columbia University, 1950
Essay on Jackson Pollock for course taught by Meyer Schapiro, with Schapiro's comments.
2 3 Columbia University, 1950
Essay on The South Portal Tympanum of St. Sernin at Toulouse, for course on Romanesque sculpture taught by Meyer Schapiro, with Schapiro's comments.
2 4 Columbia University, 1950-1952
Handwritten draft of essay on Humanism and Raphael's "Disputa" and "Parnassus."
2 5 Columbia University, 1950-1952
Handwritten draft of essay on Titian.
2 6 Columbia University, 1950-1952
Essay on Frans Hals.
2 7 Columbia University, 1950-1952
Handwritten draft of essay on Piero della Francesca and Fernand Leger.
2 8 Columbia University, 1950-1952
Handwritten draft of review of Modigliani show at MOMA.
2 9 Columbia University, 1951
Master's thesis on Piet Mondrian, with dedication to Meyer Schapiro.
2 10 Columbia University, 1951
A second copy of above M.A. thesis, with handwritten corrections on tablet.
2 11 Columbia University, 1952
Master's Degree Diploma.
2 12 Goya Exhibition Program, 1950
With Kaprow's notes written in margins.
2 13 Book List, 1956
A list of books about art and artists.
2 14 New School for Social Research, 1957
Handwritten musical score ("Music").
2 15 New School for Social Research, 1957-1958
Handwritten musical score ("Roulette").
2 16 New School for Social Research, 1957-1958
Musical score ("Saw"), 2 copies.
2 17 Invitations, 1994-1996
Symposium and Memorial in honor of Meyer Schapiro.


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