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Finding aid for the Arthur Petronio papers, 1919-1971
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Arthur Petronio papers

Box 1, Folder 1-6

Letters received, 1921-1967

Box 1, Folder 1

Flouquet, Pierre-Louis 1931-1959

Box 1, Folder 2-4

Hellens, Franz, 1921-1967

Box 1, Folder 5

Le Fauconnier, Henri, 1925-1935

Box 1, Folder 6

Mesens, E. L. T., (Edouard Léon Théodore), 1922-1923

Box 1, 2*

Articles, lectures, performances and other works by Petronio, 1920-1966, undated

Box 1, Folder 7

"Vingt instantanés pour un univers poétique," 1949

Scope and Content Note

Contains four copies of limited original editions and one proof copy.
Box 1, Folder 8

"Tellurgie," probably 1964

Scope and Content Note

Typewritten draft of the verbophonic poem with handwritten annotations in ink by Petronio on verso of Groupe Créer manifesto.
Box 1, Folder 9

"Verbophonie et poème fiction," 1966

Scope and Content Note

Special numbered issue of excerpt from Vers universe.
Box 1, Folder 10

Untitled typescript, undated

Scope and Content Note

Pages 80-81 and 83-84 of a typewritten text with handwritten annotations in ink on verso of Groupe Créer statutes and manifesto.
Box 1, Folder 11

Program for an evening sponsored by Comité universaliste de Liège, 1920

Scope and Content Note

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.
Box 2*, Folder 1

Poster announcing lecture, "Un poète vous parle, ou la confession de minuit," undated

Box 1, 2*

CREER, 1922-1971, undated

Scope and Content Note

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.
Box 1, 2*

Créer, 1927-1932, undated

Box 1, Folder 12

Exposition de Peinture et Sculpture, circa 1927

Scope and Content Note

Various materials relating to an exhibition organized by the Galerie Billiet of Paris under the auspices of Créer; including announcements and invitation.
Box 1, Folder 13

Robert Mallet-Stevens letter, 1932

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten letter sent along with his answer to a question to appear in issue number 19 of Créer.
Box 1, Folder 14

Exhibition at Gallerie du "Lit d'Argent," undated

Scope and Content Note

Three copies of exhibition announcement.
Box 2*, Folder 2-3

Posters, undated

Scope and Content Note

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.
Box 1, 2*

Groupe Créer (Reims), 1931, undated

Box 1, Folder 15

Manifesto, circa 1931

Box 1, Folder 16

Statutes, circa 1931

Box 2*, Folder 4

Poster, undated

Box 1, Folder 17-20

Groupe Créer d'Épernay, 1932-1942

Box 1, Folder 17-19

Exhibition catalog, 1932-1942

Box 1, Folder 17


Box 1, Folder 18


Box 1, Folder 19


Box 1, Folder 20

Invitation to opening of exhibition, 1933

Flatfile 2**

Poster announcing painting exhibition, undated

Box 1, Folder 21

Le quatuor "CRÉER" de Reims, 1933

Scope and Content Note

Program for a concert of contemporary french music with Petronio playing first violin.
Box 2*, Folder 5

Créer concert poster, 1922

Box 1, Folder 22

Tractexpo internationale, Créer, 1969-1971

Box 1, 2*

Miscellaneous material, 1919-1969, undated

Box 1-2*

Printed ephemera relating to journals published by Petronio, 1919-1921, undated

Flatfile 1**

Le revue du feu poster, circa 1919

Box 1, 2*

Le libre essor, 1921, undated

Box 2*, Folder 6

Small posters announcing Issues two and three, 1921

Scope and Content Note

Announcements for issue number two and for issue number three.
Box 1, Folder 23

Postcard stock with printed return address, undated

Box 1, Folder 24

Program announcement form, 192-

Box 1, Folder 25

Catalog for Auguste Mambour exhibition sponsored by the journal, 1921

Box 1, Folder 26

Frans Vanderline drawing, signed and dated, 1969

Box 1, Folder 27

Advertising card, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes E. L. T. Mesens gallery.