INVENTORY OF THE MARY CAROLINE RICHARDS PAPERS, 1898-2007, bulk 1942-1999

Finding aid prepared by Philip Curtis and Laura Schroffel


Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Caroline Richards papers
Date (inclusive): 1898-2007, bulk 1942-1999
Number: 960036
Creator/Collector: Richards, Mary Caroline
Physical Description: 120.0 linear feet (228 boxes, 2 flatfiles)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: Papers document Richards's work as a scholar and teacher of English literature, her a poet, potter, and translator, and finally her lectures, workshops, and writings in art education. The papers emphasize the 1940s and 1950s, the period during which Richards taught at Black Mountain College.
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Language: Collection material is in English

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Caroline ("M.C.") Richards, self-described "teacher, writer, lecturer, potter, poet," was born in 1916, and received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley in 1942. She taught English both at Berkeley and at the University of Chicago before joining the faculty of Black Mountain College in Asheville, North Carolina, a school that had a formative role in postwar American art in 1945. She and her husband Bill Levi became prominent members of the Black Mountain community; she in writing and literature, he in philosophy and as rector from 1947 to 1948. In 1948 Richards and her students started the Black Mountain Press which they used for literary publications and to print Richards's first volume of poetry. That same year she met the composer John Cage, who had just joined the summer faculty and who that summer produced Erik Satie's play Le Piége de Méduse, performed by Buckminster Fuller and Merce Cunningham, directed by Arthur Penn, and translated by M.C. Richards. Richards served as chair of the faculty from 1949 to 1951, participating actively in the many conflicts between various factions in administration and faculty. She was instrumental in bringing the poet Charles Olson to the faculty in 1951. He served as rector from 1953 until the college closed in 1956.
After the summer session of 1951, Richards resigned and left for New York City with pianist and Cage associate David Tudor. She returned to Black Mountain the subsequent summer to participate in an event that came to be known as the first "happening," organized by John Cage and also involving Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Olson, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham. During her time in New York City she translated, at Tudor's suggestion, Antonin Artaud's Le Théatre et son double, which was published by Grove Press in 1958 to wide acclaim. In 1954 Richards, Tudor, and Cage, among other former Black Mountain faculty, became a part of the Stony Point community in Rockland County, New York, founded by the architect Paul Williams. In 1964, the same year she left Stony Point, her book Centering: In Pottery, Poetry and the Person was published by Wesleyan University Press, followed in 1973 by The Crossing Point: Nine Easter Letters on the Art of Education and in 1980 by Toward Wholeness: Rudolf Steiner Education in America. These books reveal a very personal view of the development of the individual through art and life and, combined with her extensive teaching and lecturing throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, were widely influential in the arts education and craft communities. Mary Caroline Richards died in 1999 in New York City.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Mary Caroline Richards papers, 1898-2007, bulk 1942-1999, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 960036.

Acquisition Information

The collection was acquired in 1996. Additions to the archive were received in 2009.

Processing History

Philip Curtis (with assistance from Kelly Nipper) arranged, processed and described the collection from 1996 to June 1997. He completed the finding aid in June 1997. In 2012, approximately 42 linear feet of additional materials were received from Richards's estate and integrated into the archive by Laura Schroffel. These materials can be found in boxes 84-220. She also integrated oversize material that was formerly Series IX into the appropriate topical series of the finding aid. In 2013, Natasha Hicks further processed boxes 1-84.

Separated Material

Separated books were incorporated into the Getty Research Institute library general collection, and may be found by searching for Mary Caroline Richards papers

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Mary Caroline Richards gather together a lifetime of work in several artistic disciplines and touch upon many others. Richards's career saw a progression from scholarship and teaching in English literature, to freelance work as a poet, potter, author, and translator, to work in arts education through lectures and workshops. During this time she established close relationships with a large number of people, as may be seen through her correspondence, which is remarkable for its intimacy and warmth. Her correspondents include representatives from virtually every artistic discipline and many of the major American art movements of the 1950s through the 1980s.
The papers give special emphasis to the period during which Richards served on the faculty of Black Mountain College in the 1940s and 1950s. Here began many of the associations which connect her to the music and art worlds, through friendships with David Tudor, Lou Harrison and John Cage in music, Merce Cunningham and Remy Charlip in dance, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan (loosely known as the "Black Mountain Poets") in literature, and Lyle Bongé and Joe Fiore in the visual arts. Her involvement with theater began at Black Mountain College with her translation of plays by Cocteau and Satie, and continued after her departure when she became the first English translator of Artaud, acting on an interest which began at Black Mountain.
Included in the collection are manuscripts, correspondence, diaries and notebooks, books, photographs, slides, clippings, ephemera, posters, audio tapes, and artwork (including oil paintings and drawings in pencil, ink, chalk and pastels).
Items counts are approximate.

Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in nine series: .Series I: Black Mountain College and its critical reception, 1945-1999; Series II: Correspondence, 1904-2007; Series III: Writings, 1905-1999; Series IV: Workshops, lectures and exhibitions, 1944-2005; Series V: Clippings and Ephemera, 1951-2003; Series VI: Diaries and notes, 1948-1999; Series VII: Artwork, 1955-1998, undated; Series VIII: Memorabilia, personal miscellany, 1898-2003

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Olson, Charles, 1910-1970
Richards, Mary Caroline
Steiner, Rudolf, 1861-1925

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Subjects - Topics

Anthroposophy
Art--Psychology
Arts, American--20th century
Arts--Study and teaching--United States
Dance--Study and teaching
Education--Philosophy
Philosophy
Poetry--Study and teaching
Pottery--Study and teaching
Self-realization

Subjects - Titles

Centering in poetry, pottery and the person Crossing point Toward wholeness

Genres and Forms of Material

Audiotapes
Color photographs
Color slides
Diaries
Drawings (visual works)
Ephemera
Gelatin silver prints
Paintings
Photographs, Original
Sketchbooks

Contributors

Barfield, Owen, 1898-1997
Berensohn, Paulus
Bilderback, Carolyn
Blum, Fred H.
Bongé, Lyle
Boyd, John M.
Cable, Herb
Cage, John
Charlip, Remy
Conner, Julia
Cunningham, Merce
Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988
Fairbanks, Jonathan L.
Forczek, Leszek, 1946-
Frances, Molly
Geiger, Nicola
Green, Jesse
Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003
Herlihy, James Leo
Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998
Iozia, John
James, Charity
Kazanis, Barbara
Lane, Mervin
Mac Low, Jackson
Olson, Charles, 1910-1970
Robertson, Seonaid M. (Seonaid Mairi)
Supree, Burton
Tassencourt, Shirley
Tudor, David, 1926-1996


Container List

 

Series I. Black Mountain College and its critical reception, 1945-1999

Physical Description: 3.6 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series I contains papers from Richards's time at Black Mountain College as well as papers by Richards and others about Black Mountain College.

Arrangement note

The series is arranged in two subseries: I.A. Period of Black Mountain College, 1945-circa 1966; I.B. Critical reception of Black Mountain College, after its closing, 1961-1999.
 

Series I.A. Period of Black Mountain College, 1945-circa 1966

Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Subseries I.A. includes letters, speeches and poetry written by Richards at Black Mountain College. Some poetry is critiqued in ink by Charles Olson. This series also includes Black Mountain College promotional materials, Black Mountain College-era photographs, and lecture notes, quizzes and student writing from Richards's classes.
Box 1, Folder 1

Portraits of the Levi's and some of their neighbors, undated

Scope and Content Note

Anonymous book of ink drawings, caricaturing various Black Mountain College personalities.
Box 1, Folder 2-2a

Photographs and postcards, 1945-1948

Physical Description: 44.0 items
 

Correspondence and letters, 1946-1954

Box 1, Folder 4

Richards's letter to Ted and Bobbie Dreier, 1948, 1951

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Black Mountain College internal problems, and a draft of a letter to the faculty circa 1951, recommending that Charles Olson be invited to join the faculty.
Box 1, Folder 6

Letter from Charles Olson to Richards, circa 1951

Physical Description: 20.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes poems by Richards annotated by Charles Olson.
Box 1, Folder 12

Assorted correspondence, 1946-1954

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

One letter, Two pieces of business correspondence.
For Black Mountain College class materials, see also Herb Cable material in Series III, box 38. Mervin Lane's manuscript "Going To Town" in box 41, folder 6 contains many Black Mountain College anecdotes.
Box 1, Folder 3

Black Mountain College promotional materials, 1951

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a promotional article by Richards, "Experimental College Combines Practical Work with Arts and Academics."
Box 84, 217*

Clipping and promotional materials, 1952-circa 1953, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes clipping from The Christian Science Monitor; pamphlet for Black Mountain College, Work Camp; promotional clipping from Package festival with information on Richards, Cage, Cunningham and Tudor.
Box 1, Folder 7

Additional Black Mountain College-era Richards poetry, 1947-1951

Physical Description: 40.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typed and handwritten.
Box 1, Folder 8

Black Mountain College-era creative prose writing by Richards, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 84, Folder 2

Poems, 1947 December

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Contains one book of poems by Richards made at Black Mountain College print shop.
 

"The Ruse of Medusa," 1948, circa 1966

Scope and Content Note

Original play, Le piège de Méduse, by Erik Satie, translation by Richards.
Box 84, Folder 3

1948

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 1, Folder 9

circa 1966

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Translated and performed during her time at Black Mountain College. This copy dates from the mid-sixties, and is accompanied by a letter from Renée Levine from SUNY Buffalo regarding a 1966 performance.
Box 84, Folder 4

Knights of the Round Table, 1949

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Original play by Jean Cocteau, translation by Richards.
Box 84, Folder 5

Marriage on the Eiffel Tower, 1949

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Original play by Jean Cocteau, translation by Richards. Contains three copies of the play, including original typescript, and two copies of the preface.
Box 1, Folder 5

Richards's speech opening the summer session, 1951

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 1, Folder 10

Lecture notes and quizzes from Richards's classes, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 1, Folder 11

Student writing from Richards's classes, 1945-1951

Physical Description: 30.0 items

Scope and Content Note

With a program booklet from a 1946 regional arts forum, listing one of Richards's student's composition. Also includes writing by Richards.
Box 84, Folder 6

Receipt, 1952

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Receipt is for Richards wages.
 

Series I.B. Critical reception of Black Mountain College after its closing, 1961-1999

Physical Description: 2.7 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Subseries I.B. features correspondence regarding projects by Richards and others to write about Black Mountain College as well as writing about Black Mountain College by Richards and others. This subseries includes ephemera, clippings and materials from different Black Mountain retrospective exhibitions and reunions.
 

Correspondence and letters, 1961-1999

Box 2, Folder 1

Inquiries about Black Mountain College, 1962-1967

Physical Description: 16.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes one response from Richards.
Box 2, Folder 2

Richards's letter to the Ford Foundation, 1961

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Proposing a book about Black Mountain College. With a draft of the same letter.
Box 2, Folder 3

Letters from Richards to John Rice, the Albers, and the Dreiers, 1961

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Explaining her Black Mountain College book project. With replies from Ted Dreier and Anni Albers.
Box 2, Folder 4

Letters from John Rice, Ted Dreier, 1963-1978

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Discussing Black Mountain College and Richards's book project, along with personal news from Dreier.
Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence with Richard Jackson, 1963-1966

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Jackson was a potential collaborator on the proposed Black Mountain College book.
Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence with H.M. Jones, 1964

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Jones was a North Carolina state archivist; with printed matter from the NC Department of Archives and History.
Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence with W. Howard Adams, 1966

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Including a twelve-page letter from Richards and two drafts of the same, with much discussion of Black Mountain College history.
Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence with Michael Weaver, 1966-1968,

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Letters regarding Black Mountain College.
Box 2, Folder 10

Richards's letters, notes and application to the Guggenheim Foundation, 1963

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

For a 1963 project, "Prophetic impulses in education," which was to have included a study of Black Mountain College.
Box 2, Folder 11

Letters, printed matter, and a transcription of a interview with Richards, 1970-1972

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Interview for "Visual arts at Black Mountain College 1933-1956, a research project."
Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence regarding Black Mountain College, 1969-1987

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a 1982 letter from Richards to Whitney Jones giving current addresses for Black Mountain College colleagues. Also a proposal and script from Mary Foster from the University of North Carolina Center for Public Television, for a program about Black Mountain College.
Box 2, Folder 15

Correspondence regarding Black Mountain college exhibitions, 1966, 1978

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

1966 Black Mountain exhibition (Tennessee State University) and a 1978 Black Mountain College retrospective (Warren Wilson College). One letter includes a 1978 clipping about the Gate Hill community (Stony Point, N.Y.), founded by several former Black Mountain College faculty, including Richards.
Box 84, Folder 7

Various correspondence, 1995-1999

Physical Description: 5.0 items
 

Richards's writings on Black Mountain College, 1977-1992

Box 2, Folder 9

Richards's notes, undated

Physical Description: 30.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Including a chapter outline for her Black Mountain College book and notes on conversations with John Rice and Charles Olson.
Box 84, Folder 8

"Black Mountain College: A golden seed," 1977

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Originally published in Craft Horizons.
Box 84, Folder 9

"Black Mountain College: A personal view of creativity," 1992

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes several copies of the manuscript. Some manuscripts are titled "Black Mountain College: A personal experience of creativity."
Box 84, Folder 10

Writings by others on Black Mountain College, 1992-1993

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"MC Richards at Black Mountain College" excerpt from book, Black Mountain College Exploration in Community by Martin Duberman. Paper by Eva Schlein-Jungermann "Black Mountain College: A Remembrance."
Box 2, Folder 13

Lists of artists associated with Black Mountain College, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Exhibitions, 1978-1992

 

Black Mountain College Retrospective, Warren Wilson College, 1978

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 2, Folder 16.
Box 84, Folder 11

Brochure

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 216*, Folder 1

Posters

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains exhibition posters and program calendar.
Box 184, Folder 1

Color slides

Physical Description: 28.0 items
 

Black Mountain College Retrospective, Asheville Art Museum, 1978

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 2, Folder 16.
Box 218*, 73*

Posters

Physical Description: 4.0 item
Box 184, Folder 2

Color slides

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 84, Folder 12

The Arts at Black Mountain College, Edith C. Blum Institute, Bard College, 1987

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains exhibition announcement; exhibition brochure; exhibition checklist; invitation to opening; loan from agreement; letters to Richards from the director. See also Box 2, Folder 16.
Box 84, Folder 13

The Arts at Black Mountain College, North Carolina Museum of Art, 1987

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

The Black Mountain Connection, Tampa Museum of Art, 1992

Box 84, Folder 14

Papers

Physical Description: 16.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes press release; black-and-white photograph; correspondence; list of Richards's works; Tampa Museum newsletter; opening invitations; loan agreement forms.
Box 184, Folder 3

Color photographs

Physical Description: 19.0 items
Box 2, Folder 16

Printed matter from Black Mountain College retrospectives, 1978-1987

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 84, Folder 15

Gate Hill Cooperative papers, 1997

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains letter and draft copy of Declaration of Covenants & Restrictions.
 

Reunion papers, 1991-1995

Box 84, Folder 16

Papers and correspondence, 1991-1995

Physical Description: 42.0 items
Box 2, Folder 14

Address lists, 1973

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 84, Folder 17

Photographs, 1992

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 84, Folder 18

Ephemera, 1989-1998

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes announcements; brochures; promotional materials; two copies of Landkidzink!.
Box 2, 84

Clippings, 1977-1992

Physical Description: 16.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Some items are related to Black Mountain College retrospectives, with two focusing on Richards.
Box 84, Folder 20

Notes, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items
 

Series II. Correspondence, 1904-2007

Physical Description: 29.8 linear feet (73 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The largest part of the archive, this series comprises business and personal correspondence, with roughly three quarters being personal. Arts education and artistic exchange are frequent themes throughout the correspondence. In addition, there is a large amount of "fan mail," especially from readers of her popular book, Centering. Most letters are signed and enclosures are usually kept with the correspondence.

Arrangement note

The correspondence in Series II is arranged in two subseries: II.A. Letters from M.C. Richards, 1947-1999; II.B. Letters to M.C. Richards, 1904-2007.
 

Series II.A. Letters from M.C. Richards, 1947-1999

Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The letters from Richards are often duplicate copies kept by her and are very detailed and often intimate.

Arrangement note

Series II.A is arranged in chronological order. Letters to certain frequent correspondents were culled out into individual files.
Box 3, 85

1948-1952

Physical Description: 16.0 items
Box 3, Folder 2

1957

Physical Description: 30.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Including her trip to Mexico
Box 3, Folder 3

1958

Physical Description: 20.0 items
Box 3, Folder 4

1959

Physical Description: 20.0 items
Box 3, 85

1960-1963

Physical Description: 31.0 items
Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence regarding a family crisis involving Richie and Kurt Schloth, 1966

Physical Description: 30.0 items
Box 3, 85

1965-1969

Physical Description: 31.0 items
Box 3, 85

1971-1975

Physical Description: 26.0 items
Box 3, 85

1976-1978

Physical Description: 50.0 items
Box 3, 85

1979-1982

Physical Description: 37.0 items
Box 85, Folder 7

1983-1999

Physical Description: 36.0 items
Box 3, 85

undated

Physical Description: 31.0 items
Box 3, Folder 12

Excerpts from Richards correspondence (retyped by Richards), undated

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 85, Folder 9

Letters to Buechner, Tom, 1988, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items
 

Letters to Connor, Julia, 1977-1994, undated

Box 85, Folder 10-11

Letters

Physical Description: 96.0 items
Box 184, Folder 4

Color photograph and slides

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 86, Folder 1

Letters to Josephson, Arthur, 1964-1965, undated

Physical Description: 31.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes various drafts. Some letters to Josephson are in note form.
Box 86, Folder 2

Letters to Leydon, John, 1979-1998

Physical Description: 44.0 items
Box 86, Folder 3

Letters to Pietzner, Carlo, 1964-1980

Physical Description: 29.0 items
Box 86, Folder 4

Letters to Richards, Dave, 1947-1984

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 3, 86

Letters of recommendation by Richards, 1969-1995, undated

Physical Description: 18.0 items
 

Series II.B. Letters to M.C. Richards, Bulk, 1950-1999 1904-2007, bulk 1950-1999

Physical Description: 28.5 linear feet (70 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series II.B holds letters from friends, family, writers, musicians, artists. Among her correspondents are John Cage, David Tudor, Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Lyle Bongé, George Brecht, Sari Dienes, James Leo Herlihy, Arthur Penn, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Creeley. Some of the largest files consist of letters from her closest friends, among them Paulus Berensohn, Carolyn Bilderbeck, Remy Charlip, Molly Frances, Charity James, and Barbara Kazanis.

Arrangement note

Letters are arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent. Assorted files follow alphabetically and unidentified items are filed at the end of the series.
Box 4, 87

Aldan, Daisy, 1954-1992

Physical Description: 39.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Poet, publisher, anthroposophist.
Box 87, Folder 2

American Craft Council, 1989-1993

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 4, 87

Assorted correspondents: Aa-Anc, 1955-1998

Box 4, 87

Letters

Physical Description: 61.0 items
Box 184, Folder 5

Color photographs

Physical Description: 16.0 items
Box 4, Folder 3

Assorted correspondents: And-Az, 1969-1999

Physical Description: 44.0 items
 

Bachrach, Betty, 1961-1991

Box 4, 87

Letters

Physical Description: 24.0 items
Box 184, Folder 6

Color photographs

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Bankson, Marjory, 1977-1999

Scope and Content Note

Potter, retreat leader.
Box 4, 87

Letters

Physical Description: 48.0 items
Box 184, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 19.0 items
Box 4, 87

Barfield, Owen, 1958-1976

Physical Description: 7.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Author.
Box 4, Folder 7

Barnes, Alfred, Anne, and Henry, 1967-1992

Physical Description: 13.0 items
Box 4, Folder 8

Bateson, Betty Lumnar, 1962-1979

Physical Description: 10.0 items
 

Assorted correspondents: Ba, 1955-1999

Box 4, 87

Letters

Physical Description: 45.0 items
Box 184, Folder 8

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 4, 88

Beck, Christopher, 1965-1999

Physical Description: 28.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Dancer, choreographer.
 

Beers, Thomas and Margot, 1971-1994

Scope and Content Note

Artist; wife.
Box 4, 88

Letters

Physical Description: 13.0 items
Box 221, Folder 1

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Beery, Mary and Larry, 1989-1998

Box 88, Folder 3

Letters

Physical Description: 14.0 items
Box 184, Folder 9

Color photographs

Physical Description: 17.0 items
 

Bender, Sue, 1995-1999

Box 88, Folder 4

Letters

Physical Description: 28.0 items
Box 184, Folder 10

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 4, Folder 12

Benson, Joyce, 1970

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Companion of Charles Olson.
 

Bentov, Marilyn, 1979-1989

Scope and Content Note

Writer, producer.
Box 4, 88

Letters

Physical Description: 34.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Box 184, Folder 11

Color photographs

Physical Description: 6.0 items
 

Berensohn, Paulus, 1951-1999, undated

Box 5, 88-90

Letters

Physical Description: 296.0 items
Box 184, Folder 12

Color photographs

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 5, Folder 5

Berry, Alice, 1966-1967

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 6, folder 1.
Box 90, Folder 3

Bertholf, Robert, 1987-1990

Physical Description: 10.0 items
 

Bilderback, Carolyn, 1964-1999, undated

Scope and Content Note

Dancer, choreographer, teacher, filmmaker.
Box 5, 90

Letters

Physical Description: 153.0 items
Box 184, Folder 13

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Birch, Rosi, 1989-1999

Box 91, Folder 1

Letters

Physical Description: 22.0 items
Box 184, Folder 14

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Assorted correspondents: Be-Bi, 1954-1999

Box 6, 91

Letters

Physical Description: 37.0 items
Box 221, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 item
 

Bodine, Jamie, 1989-1998

Box 91, Folder 3

Letters

Physical Description: 16.0 items
Box 184, Folder 15

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 6, Folder 2

Bolden, Jesse, 1965-1982

Physical Description: 20.0 items
 

Bongé, Lyle, 1951-1999

Scope and Content Note

Photographer, Black Mountain College alumnus.
Box 6, 91

Letters

Physical Description: 16.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Dusti Bongé and a black-and-white photograph.
Box 184, Folder 16

Color photographs

Physical Description: 10.0 items
 

Booth, Barb and Gregory, 1990-1997

Box 91, Folder 5

Letters

Physical Description: 16.0 items
Box 184, Folder 17

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Assorted correspondents: Bj-Bo, 1955-1998

Box 6, 91

Letters

Physical Description: 46.0 items
Box 184, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 6, Folder 5

Bramhall, David, 1975-1977

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 6, Folder 6

Brecht, George, 1962-1963

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Fluxus artist.
Box 6, Folder 7

Brown, Margarita, 1960

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Mother of Norman O. Brown.
Box 6, 92

Brown, Sister Miriam, 1980-1999

Physical Description: 77.0 items
Box 6, Folder 9

Brown, Norman O., 1960-1962

Physical Description: 20.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Author.
 

Buechner, Thomas, 1985-1995

Box 92, Folder 2

Letters

Physical Description: 37.0 items
Box 185, Folder 1

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 9.0 items
 

Bunnell, Millie, 1960-1999

Box 6, 92

Letters

Physical Description: 23.0 items
Box 185, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 6, Folder 11

Business correspondence, 1966-1978

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Management, other authors.
 

Assorted correspondents: Br-Bu, 1959-1999

Box 7, 92

Letters

Physical Description: 57.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photograph.
Box 185, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 14.0 items
Box 7, Folder 2

Cable, Herb, undated

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Author, Black Mountain College student.
Box 7, 92

Cage, John, 1948-1989

Physical Description: 11.0 items

Scope and Content Note

One early letter includes note from Merce Cunningham as well.
Box 7, 92

Camphill Village, 1963-1992

Physical Description: 36.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Various correspondents.
Box 92, Folder 7

Cerveris, Michael, 1988-1994

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 7, 92

Charlip, Remy, 1959-1997

Physical Description: 51.0 items
Box 7, Folder 7

Citrin, Judith, 1979-1983

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 7, Folder 8

Clark, James, 1963-1965

Physical Description: 15.0 items
 

Assorted correspondents: Ca-Cl, 1951-1997

Box 7, 93

Letters

Physical Description: 69.0 items
Box 185, Folder 4

Color slides

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 7, 93

Collins, Moira, 1969-1980

Physical Description: 9.0 items
 

Connor, Julia, 1974-2007, undated

Scope and Content Note

Richards's secretary, poet, potter, teacher, California Arts Council.
Box 8, 93-94

Letters

Physical Description: 283.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photograph.
Box 185, Folder 5

Color photographs

Physical Description: 39.0 items
Box 95, Folder 1

Letters from other correspondents to Connor

Physical Description: 19.0 items
Box 8, 95

Creeley, Robert, 1956-1987

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Cummings, Anne, 1972-1999

Box 8, 95

Letters

Physical Description: 31.0 items
Box 185, Folder 6

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 8, 95

Cunningham, Merce, 1958-1996

Physical Description: 25.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Dancer, choreographer, Black Mountain College faculty.
 

Assorted correspondents: Cm-Cz, 1968-1999

Box 8, 95

Letters

Physical Description: 45.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 185, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 11.0 items
 

Davis, Squidge, 1988-1998

Box 95, Folder 6

Letters

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 185, Folder 8

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Assorted correspondents: Da, 1958-1999

Box 8, 95

Letters

Physical Description: 42.0 items
Box 185, Folder 9

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 8, Folder 9

Deike, Merlyn, 1969-1973

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Teacher.
Box 8, 95

Dienes, Sari, 1960-1981

Physical Description: 12.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Artist, Stony Point. Includes some clippings and ephemera.
Box 8, Folder 11

Duncan, Robert, 1960-1964

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Poet, Black Mountain College alumnus.
 

Assorted correspondents: Db-Dz, 1951-1999

Box 8, 96

Letters

Physical Description: 66.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photograph.
Box 185, Folder 10

Color photographs

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Box 9, 96

Edmunds, Francis, 1960-1981

Physical Description: 14.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Educator.
 

Assorted correspondents: E, 1969-1997

Box 9, 96

Letters

Physical Description: 60.0 items
Box 185, Folder 11

Color photographs

Physical Description: 3.0 items
 

Fairbanks, Jonathan and family, 1965-1998

Box 9, 96

Letters

Physical Description: 50.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 186, 221

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 8.0 items
 

Fan mail, 1964-1998

Box 9, 97

Letters

Physical Description: 133.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photograph.
Box 186, Folder 2

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 10, Folder 1

Fick, Cynthia, 1965-1976

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 10, 97

Fiore, Mary, 1966-1998

Physical Description: 37.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College alumnus, wife of artist Joe Fiore.
 

Forczek, Les, 1970-1982, undated

Scope and Content Note

Artist.
Box 10, 97

Letters

Physical Description: 67.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photograph.
Box 221, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 6.0 items
 

Fox, Matthew, 1986-1999

Box 97, Folder 4

Letters

Physical Description: 30.0 items
Box 186, Folder 3

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Francis, Molly, 1963-1986, undated

Scope and Content Note

Actress, director, author.
Box 11, 97

Letters

Physical Description: 142.0 items
Box 221, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 11, 97

Frank, Fance, 1954-1992

Physical Description: 29.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Potter, translator. Includes black-and-white photographic postcards.
Box 11, Folder 6

Fritz, Kurt von, 1973-1979

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Scholar, author.
 

Assorted correspondents: F, 1950-1999

Box 11, 97-98

Letters

Physical Description: 120.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 186, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 98, Folder 2

Gablik, Suzi, 1995-1999

Physical Description: 11.0 items
 

Ganley, Sister Marita, 1974-1990, undated

Scope and Content Note

Some letters are written on hand-painted cards.
Box 12, 98

Letters

Physical Description: 101.0 items
Box 186, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 item
 

Geiger, Andrea, 1958-1989

Scope and Content Note

Ma Yoga Astha.
Box 12, 98

Letters

Physical Description: 12.0 items

Scope and Content Note

See Box 12, Folder 4. Inlcudes a black-and-white photograph.
Box 186, Folder 6

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Geiger, Nicola, 1965-1984, undated

Scope and Content Note

Political activist, Quaker educator, actress, translator.
Box 12, 98

Letters

Physical Description: 110.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter from Gerow Reece regarding Geiger. Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 186, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 7.0 items
 

Geiger, Vanessa, 1970-1985

Box 12, 98

Letters

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 221, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 9.0 items
 

Graham, Laurie, 1988-1999

Scope and Content Note

See also Assorted G, Box 13 folder 2.
Box 99, Folder 5

Letters

Physical Description: 19.0 items
Box 186, Folder 8

Color photographs

Physical Description: 3.0 items
 

Green, Jesse, 1950-1999, undated

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College alumnus, author, professor of English.
Box 12, 99

Letters

Physical Description: 50.0 items
Box 186, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 15.0 items
 

Gruber, Carol, 1964-1991

Scope and Content Note

Richards's godchild, Camphill Village resident. Some letters are from Gary Gruber.
Box 13, 99

Letters

Physical Description: 60.0 items
Box 186, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 21.0 items
 

Assorted correspondents: G, 1950-1999

Box 13, 99-100

Letters

Physical Description: 95.0 items
Box 221, Folder 1

Color photograph and slides

Physical Description: 14.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Color slides possibly from Mary Green.
Box 13, Folder 3

Hamalian, Leo, 1966

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College, teacher, author.
Box 13, Folder 4

Hart, David L., 1963-1978

Physical Description: 20.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Jungian scholar. Includes letters from Amy Hart. For Amy Hart see also box 101, folder 3.
 

Haynes, Deborah, 1972-1999

Scope and Content Note

Artist, author, teacher.
Box 13, 100

Letters

Physical Description: 79.0 items
Box 186, Folder 11

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 16.0 items
Box 100, Folder 3

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1978-1990

Physical Description: 44.0 items

Scope and Content Note

M.C. Richards was a trustee. Contains business correspondence from Haystack and letters from Howard Evans.
Box 14, 100

Herlihy, James Leo, 1949-1996

Physical Description: 52.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College alumnus, author, including comments on Richards's book, Centering. Also includes papers from the James Leo Herlihy estate.
 

Hicks, Ina, 1966-1990

Box 14, 100

Letters

Box 221, Folder 1

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 14, 100

Hillman, James, 1966-1997

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Jungian author, lecturer.
 

Horie, Donna and family, 1963-1999

Scope and Content Note

Weaver, conservator, collector.
Box 14, 100

Letters

Physical Description: 50.0 items
Box 221, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 14, Folder 5

Hough, Lindy, 1971, undated

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Poet.
 

Hoy, Andy, 1983-1995

Scope and Content Note

Camphill Village.
Box 14, 100

Letters

Physical Description: 56.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 70*, Folder 1

Oversized item

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Art object.
Box 221, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 14, 101

Hurley, Judy, 1974-1986

Physical Description: 63.0 items

Scope and Content Note

See Series III.C box 41, folder 4 for correspondence from Dick Higgins.
Box 101, Folder 2

Huss, Wes, 1951-1956

Physical Description: 10.0 items
 

Assorted correspondents: H, 1950-1999

Box 15, 101-102

Letters

Physical Description: 273.0 items
Box 186, 221

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 57.0 items
Box 15-16, 102

Invitations 1943-1998

Physical Description: 105.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes invitations for article submissions; teaching appointments; lecture offers.
Box 16, Folder 3

Iozia, Johnny, 1969-1972

Physical Description: 30.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Poet, performance artist.
 

Jacopino, Feliccia, 1976-1987

Scope and Content Note

Documentary filmmaker.
Box 16, Folder 4

Letters

Physical Description: 14.0 items
Box 221, Folder 1

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

James, Charity, 1968-1998

Scope and Content Note

Author, educator.
Box 16, 102

Letters

Physical Description: 87.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photograph.
Box 187, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 3.0 item
 

Jenkins, Louisa, 1969-1987

Scope and Content Note

Artist.
Box 16, 102

Correspondence

Physical Description: 13.0 items
Box 70*, Folder 2

Oversize item

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes drawing.
 

Jennerjahn, Elizabeth, 1957-1999

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College faculty, artist.
Box 16, 102

Letters

Physical Description: 27.0 items
Box 187, Folder 2

Color photographs

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 16, Folder 9

Jerome, Judson, 1970-1973

Physical Description: 7.0 items
 

Johansen, Feliccia, 1983-1997

Box 102, Folder 7

Letters

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 187, Folder 3

Color photographs

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 17, 102

Johnson, Ray, 1956-1966

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Artist.
Box 17, 102

Josephson, Arthur, 1951-1979

Physical Description: 36.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Artist.
 

Assorted correspondents: I-J, 1958-1999

Box 17, 102

Letters

Physical Description: 62.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photographic postcard.
Box 221, Folder 1

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 70*, Folder 2

Allison Jackson, oversize letter

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Karnes, Karen, 1969-1999

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College faculty, potter.
Box 17, 103

Letters

Physical Description: 44.0 items
Box 187, Folder 4

Color photographs

Physical Description: 6.0 items
 

Kazanis, Barbara, 1969-1996

Scope and Content Note

Artist, author.
Box 17-18, 103

Letters

Physical Description: 167.0 items
Box 187, 221

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 70*, Folder 3

Oversized letter

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Kokis, George, 1974-1996

Scope and Content Note

Potter, educator.
Box 18, 103

Letters

Physical Description: 20.0 items
Box 187, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 21.0 items
 

Kremen, Barbara and Irwin, 1952-1999

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College alumni, artists.
Box 18, 103

Letters

Physical Description: 51.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Claire Kremen and black-and-white photographs.
Box 187, Folder 7

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Photographs are adhered to pages of small handmade album by the Kremen children.
 

Assorted correspondents: K, 1963-1999

Box 18, 103

Letters

Physical Description: 103.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 187, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 13.0 items
 

Lane, Mervin, 1950-1999

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College alumnus, literature professor, author.
Box 19, 104

Letters

Physical Description: 78.0 items
Box 187, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 19, 104

Leighton, David, 1976-1999

Physical Description: 20.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Camphill Village.
 

Levering, Virginia (Dede), 1980-1990

Scope and Content Note

See also Assorted L, Box 19-20.
Box 104, Folder 3

Letters

Physical Description: 14.0 items
Box 187, Folder 10

Color photographs

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 19, 104

Levi, Estelle, 1951-1980

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Daughter of William Levi.
Box 19, 104

Levi, William, 1949-1978

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College faculty/rector, Richards's second husband. Includes Levi's passport.
Box 104, Folder 6

Leydon, John, 1995-1999

Physical Description: 18.0 items
Box 19, Folder 6

Ludwig, Jeff, 1971-1979

Physical Description: 40.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Poet, author.
 

Assorted correspondents: L, 1952-1999

Box 19-20, 104

Letters

Physical Description: 137.0 items
Box 187, 221

Color photographs

Physical Description: 10.0 items
 

McClure, Michael, 1961-1998

Scope and Content Note

Poet.
Box 20, 105

Letters

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 187, Folder 12

Color photographs

Physical Description: 5.0 items
 

McKinnon, Frances, 1951-1999, undated

Scope and Content Note

See also Assorted M Boxes 20-21.
Box 105, Folder 2-4

Letters

Physical Description: 80.0 items
Box 187, Folder 13

Color photographs

Physical Description: 15.0 items
 

Moss, Alwyn, 1985-1999

Scope and Content Note

See also Assorted M Boxes 20-21.
Box 105, Folder 5

Letters

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 187, Folder 14

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Murrow, Hank and Bev, 1989-1998

Scope and Content Note

See also Assorted M Boxes 20-21.
Box 105, Folder 6

Letters

Physical Description: 16.0 items
Box 187, Folder 15

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Assorted correspondents: M, 1950-1999

Box 20-21, 106

Letters

Physical Description: 273.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 187, Folder 16

Color photographs

Physical Description: 12.0 items
 

Nordoff, Sabina, 1966-1997

Scope and Content Note

Dancer, eurythmist.
Box 21, 107

Letters

Physical Description: 35.0 items
Box 188, Folder 1

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Assorted correspondents: N, 1952-1999

Box 21, 107

Letters

Physical Description: 69.0 items
Box 188, Folder 2

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 22, 107

Olson, Charles, 1951-1965

Physical Description: 22.0 items

Scope and Content Note

See also Series I, box 1, folder 6. Black Mountain College faculty/rector, poet.
 

Assorted correspondents: O, 1951-1997

Box 22, 107

Letters

Physical Description: 44.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 188, 222

Color photographs

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 107, Folder 5

Palmer, Sally, 1991-1999

Physical Description: 14.0 items

Scope and Content Note

See also Assorted P box 22, folder 6.
Box 22, Folder 3

Penn, Arthur and Peggy, 1966-1972

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College alumnus, film director; wife.
Box 108, Folder 1

Peysson, Grace Ann, 1989-1999

Physical Description: 53.0 items
 

Phillips, Mary, 1992-1999

Box 108, Folder 2-3

Letters

Physical Description: 47.0 items
Box 188, Folder 4

Color photographs

Physical Description: 12.0 items
 

Pietzner, Carlo, 1963-1986

Scope and Content Note

Camphill Village.
Box 22, 108

Letters

Physical Description: 69.0 items
Box 188, Folder 5

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 22, 109

Publishers, correspondence from, 1946-1999

Physical Description: 96.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes replies to submissions. Correspondents include: Barra Foundation; Bombay Gin; Columbia University Press; Conari Press; Contact Quarterly; Eckerd College; Grove Press; Harper Collins; Harper & Row; In Context; Ingersoll and Brennan; Innisfree; Life Prayer; Lindisfarne Press; LuraMedia; New England University Press; New Ventures; Oregon School of Crafts; Orion Magazine; Pilgrim Press; Reed College; Schocken Books Inc.; Shambhala Publications, Inc.; Station Hill Press; Studio Potter; The Theosophical Publishing House; Vernacular Editions; Washington State University; Woman of Power; Yale University Press.
 

Assorted correspondents: P, 1952-1999

Box 22, 109

Letters

Physical Description: 85.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photograph.
Box 188, 222

Color photographs

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 22, 109

Querido, Merlyn, 1967-1990

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College alumnus.
Box 22, Folder 8

Reed College, 1935-1938

Physical Description: 30.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence to Richards from the 1930's while she was a student at Reed College. Includes a black-and-white photographic postcard.
Box 22, 110

Rhodes, Daniel, 1966-1988

Physical Description: 12.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College faculty, potter, author.
Box 22, 110

Rhodes, Lillyan, 1965-1985

Physical Description: 16.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Potter, wife of Daniel Rhodes.
 

Rhodes, Michelle, 1974-1988

Scope and Content Note

Potter, wife of poet Charles Stein, founder of Open Studio.
Box 22, 110

Letters

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 188, Folder 7

Color slides

Physical Description: 6.0 items
 

Richards, Dave, 1917-1985

Scope and Content Note

Richards's brother.
Box 23, 110

Letters to M.C. Richards from Dave Richards

Physical Description: 28.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Inlcudes a black-and-white photograph.
Box 110, Folder 5

Letters from other correspondents to Dave Richards

Physical Description: 22.0 items
Box 23, 110

Richards, Jesse L., 1942-1951

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Richards's father.
Box 23, 110

Richards, Lily, 1904-1951

Physical Description: 12.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Nee Lily Ulen. Includes some letters from Lily to other correspondents as well as letters to Lily from other correspondents.
 

Rigg, Margaret, 1978-1999

Scope and Content Note

Teacher, calligrapher.
Box 23, 110

Letters

Physical Description: 64.0 items
Box 188, Folder 8

Color photographs

Physical Description: 18.0 items
 

Robertson, Seonaid, 1968-1995

Scope and Content Note

Author, lecturer, potter.
Box 23, 110

Letters

Physical Description: 41.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photographic postcard.
Box 188, 222

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 5.0 items
 

Roffman, Rosaly, 1957-1999, undated

Box 23, 111

Letters

Physical Description: 119.0 items
Box 188, Folder 10

Color photographs

Physical Description: 47.0 items
Box 23, 111

Rosenthal, Rachel, 1958, 1975

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Performance artist.
 

Assorted correspondents: R, 1960-1999

Box 23, 111-112

Letters

Physical Description: 151.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photographic postcard.
Box 188, 222

Color photographs and slide

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Box 23, 112

Schloth, Dillaine, 1971-1990

Physical Description: 21.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Richards's brother-in-law. Also known as Del Schloth.
 

Schloth, Kevin, 1957-1999

Scope and Content Note

Richards's niece.
Box 23, 112

Letters

Physical Description: 34.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Kevin's husband Richard Testut.
Box 189, 222

Color photographs

Physical Description: 17.0 items
 

Schloth, Kurt, 1954-1999

Scope and Content Note

Richards's nephew.
Box 24, 112

Letters

Physical Description: 42.0 items
Box 189, Folder 2

Color photographs

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 24, 112

Schloth, Richie (Gertrude), 1947-1976

Physical Description: 23.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Richards's sister.
Box 24, 112

Letters

Physical Description: 19.0 items
Box 222, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 24, Folder 3

Schwartz, David and Sherry, 1976-1983

Physical Description: 20.0 items
Box 24, Folder 4

Sollins, Susan, undated

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Curator, wife of composer Earle Brown.
 

Stannard, Ann, 1968-1999

Scope and Content Note

Potter.
Box 24, 113

Letters

Physical Description: 26.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 189, Folder 3

Color photographs

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 24, Folder 6

Stannard, David, 1978-1979

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Potter.
Box 24, Folder 7

Stafford, William, 1970

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Poet.
Box 24, 113

Stern, Gerd, 1953-1964

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Artist, poet.
Box 24, 113

Supree, Burton, 1971-1993

Physical Description: 43.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Critic, dancer, choreographer, teacher. Includes letters from Supree to Julia Connor and a black-and-white photographic postcard.
 

Assorted correspondents: S, 1950-1999

Box 24-25, 113

Letters

Physical Description: 184.0 items
Box 189, 222

Color slides and photographs

Physical Description: 32.0 items
 

Tassencourt, Shirley, 1967-1998

Scope and Content Note

Potter, teacher.
Box 25, 114

Letters

Physical Description: 76.0 items
Box 189, 222

Color photographs

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 25, Folder 5

Troy, Jack, 1974-1978

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Potter, teacher, author.
Box 26, 114

Tudor, David, 1951-1986

Physical Description: 101.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Pianist, composer, Black Mountain College faculty, Richards's companion. Includes black-and-white photographs.
 

Turnell, Andrew, 1994-1999

Box 114, Folder 3

Letters

Physical Description: 13.0 items
Box 189, Folder 6

Color photographs

Physical Description: 5.0 items
 

Assorted correspondents: T, 1952-1999

Box 26, 114

Letters

Physical Description: 109.0 items
Box 189, 222

Color photographs

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 26, 115

Assorted correspondents: U, 1951-1992, undated

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 26, 115

Veal, Ted, 1967-1974

Physical Description: 11.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Black activist.
 

Assorted correspondents: V, 1954-1999

Box 26, 115

Letters

Physical Description: 42.0 items
Box 189, Folder 8

Color photographs

Physical Description: 11.0 items
 

Walters, Diane, 1991-1999

Box 115, Folder 4

Letters

Physical Description: 14.0 items
Box 189, Folder 9

Color photographs

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 26, 115

Wesleyan University Press, 1965-1990

Physical Description: 68.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Richards's publisher.
Box 26, 115

Williams, Jonathan, 1955-1974

Physical Description: 23.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Poet, publisher, Black Mountain College alumni.
Box 115, Folder 8

Wright, Mimi, 1987-1999

Physical Description: 14.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photograph.
 

Assorted correspondents: W, 1950-1999

Box 26-27, 116

Letters

Physical Description: 206.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 189, 222

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 34.0 items
Box 27, 117

Assorted correspondents: X-Z, 1974-1998

Physical Description: 27.0 items
 

Unidentified correspondence, 1950-1999

Scope and Content Note

Filed by first name.
Box 27, 117

A-B, 1952-1999

Physical Description: 84.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographic postcards.
Box 27, 117

C-D, 1950-1995

Physical Description: 92.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 28, 117

E-F, 1962-1999

Physical Description: 63.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographic postcards.
Box 28, 117

G-I, 1961-1997

Physical Description: 61.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographic postcards.
Box 28, 117

J, 1951-1999

Physical Description: 87.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographic postcards.
 

K-M, 1950-1999

Box 28, 118

Letters

Physical Description: 109.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photographic postcard.
Box 222, Folder 1

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

N-Q, 1952-1998

Box 29, 118

Letters

Physical Description: 60.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographic postcards.
Box 222, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

R-S, 1951-1998

Box 29, 118

Letters

Physical Description: 97.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photographic postcard.
Box 222, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 29, 118

T-V, 1954-1998

Physical Description: 59.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photographic postcard.
Box 118, Folder 5

Group cards, 1974-1998

Physical Description: 24.0 items
 

Unsigned correspondence/illegible signatures, 1951-1997

Box 29, 118, 216*, 217*

Letters

Physical Description: 106.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographic postcards.
Box 222, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 29, 119, 216*

Empty envelopes, 1951-1999

Physical Description: 95.0 items
Box 190

Color photographs 1984-1999, undated

Physical Description: 57.0 items
 

Series III. Writings, 1905-1999

Physical Description: 14.2 linear feet (34 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series III. contains Richards's writing oeuvre. Richards's typescripts, lectures and poems are found here. There are also manuscripts and notes for various writing projects, often several draft versions will show the development of a particular piece of her writing. Clippings of published versions of Richards's writing are filed with the corresponding typescripts. Series III also contains writing by others submitted to Richards by colleagues, friends or writers with an academic interest in Richards's work.

Arrangement note

Series is arranged in three subseries: III.A. Writings of M.C. Richards, 1942-1997; III.B. Poetry of M.C. Richards, 1935-1999; III.C. Writing by Others, 1905-1999.
 

Series III.A. Writings of M.C. Richards, 1942-1997, undated

Physical Description: 5.4 linear feet (13 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Subseries III.A. comprises Richards's lifetime of writing including her doctoral dissertation; lectures; articles; typescript drafts of her books: The Crossing point; Centering; Toward Wholeness. Often notes, typescripts and accompanying publication or clipping are included. Richards was an active contributor to Craft Horizons; Studio Potter and the Journal of Anthroposophy. She also traveled frequently and lectured nationally.

Arrangement note

Papers are organized in chronological order.
Box 30, 120

"Irony in Thomas Hardy," 1942

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Dissertation typescript; programs for final examination of degree; possible early draft of dissertation titled "Irony and Affirmation." Richards's dissertation for doctorate in philosophy at University of California Berkeley.
Box 30, 120

"Thomas Hardy's Ironic Vision," 1947-1949

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Article; published copies.
Box 120, Folder 3

"To Have Done With The Judgment Of God," circa 1947, 1958

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter of inquiry; typescript. Original "Pour en finir avec le jugement de Dieu," by Antonin Artaud, translation by Richards.
Box 41, 120

"Atlantic Crossing," circa 1948

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter from The Paris Review; typescript; journal entries by Richards. One copy of typescript is annotated by James Leo Herlihy.
Box 120, Folder 5

"Sari Dienes: Unconventional Use of Print Techniques," 1956

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Published in Craft Horizons.
Box 120, Folder 6

"Dan Rhodes," 1958

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Published in Craft Horizons.
Box 30, 120

"Antonin Artaud: The Theater and Its Double," circa 1960

Physical Description: 22.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; includes black-and-white photographs of Artaud. Lecture at The Living Theater.
Box 120, Folder 8

"Leach: East and West," 1960

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Published in Craft Horizons.
Box 120, Folder 9

"The Bottle Gardens of Sari Dienes," 1962

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Clipping; publishing dummy. Published in Craft Horizons.
Box 30, 120

"Centering As Dialogue," 1962, 1964

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Lecture typescripts; clipping. Published in Craft Horizons.
Box 30, 120

"Community Of Men," 1963

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Magazines; typescript. Published in Liberation magazine.
Box 30, 120

"New Impulse In Education," 1964

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Magazines; typescripts. Published in Liberation magazine.
 

Chanticleer, 1964

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, score by Seymour Barab, an opera in one act with libretto by M.C. Richards.
Box 120, Folder 13-14

Papers

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Program from Sullivan Street Playhouse; typescripts; published copies.
Box 70*, Folder 4

Oversize

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Centering, 1964-1973

Box 30-31

Typescripts

Physical Description: 1250.0 pages
Box 31, Folder 4

Correspondence and contracts regarding Centering

Physical Description: 35.0 items
Box 31, 121

Centering promotional printed matter and reviews

Physical Description: 33.0 items
Box 31, Folder 6

Centering book jacket

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 31, Folder 7

World Affairs Camp lecture, 1965

Physical Description: 40.0 pages
Box 31, Folder 8

"Occupational Therapy," 1965

Physical Description: 20.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Lecture.
Box 31, 121

"From The Inside (Or Fire In The Stone)," 1966

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Lecture at Emerson College.
Box 121, Folder 3-4

"The Theater Of Antonin Artaud," 1966

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Published in Ararat.
Box 31,121

"Writing as a Handcraft," 1966

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts; typescripts; clippings; notes. Published in Craft Horizons as "Thoughts On Writing and Handcraft."
 

"Nine Easter Ltters On the Art Of Education," 1967

Box 31, Folder 11

Lecture notes and drafts

Physical Description: 140.0 pages
Box 32, 121

Text of lecture published by Penn State Papers

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 121, Folder 6

"New Resources," 1968

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Published in Ideas.
Box 121, Folder 7

Introduction to "Seventh Pilot Course Report: New Resources For Learning," 1968

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Published in Report of Pilot Courses Six and Seven.
Box 32, Folder 2

"Insight 1969," 1969

Physical Description: 8.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Lecture.
Box 32, Folder 3

"Some Thoughts About Art And Wholeness In Learning," 1969

Physical Description: 20.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Lecture.
Box 121, Folder 8

Early childhood education conference lecture, 1970

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 32, 121

"Offering," 1970

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; letter from Richards. Lecture.
Box 32, Folder 5

"Wholeness in Learning, or Non-Toxic Education," 1970

Physical Description: 100.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Lecture.
Box 121, Folder 10

American Dance Guild newsletter, 1971

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Review of Carolyn Bilderback performance.
Box 32, 121

"Connections," 1971

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Lecture.
Box 32, Folder 7

"Community and Art," circa 1971

Physical Description: 20.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Lecture.
Box 32, Folder 8

"Work and Source," 1971

Physical Description: 40.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Lecture.
Box 32, 121

"Wrestling with the Daimonic," 1971

Physical Description: 4.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; published copy. Possibly originally a lecture. Published in Inward Light.
Box 32, Folder 10

Lectures at Wesleyan and Pendle Hill, 1972-1973

Physical Description: 30.0 pages
 

The Crossing Point, circa 1973

Box 32, Folder 11

Book drafts and items for possible inclusion

Physical Description: 50.0 pages
Box 32, Folder 12

Articles and head notes

Physical Description: 50.0 pages
Box 32, Folder 13

Drafts and notes

Physical Description: 300.0 pages
Box 32-33

Corrected typescripts

Physical Description: 900.0 pages
Box 33, Folder 2

Artwork and photos

Physical Description: 50.0 items
Box 33, Folder 3

Correspondence, contracts regarding The Crossing Point

Physical Description: 35.0 items
Box 33, 122

Reviews of The Crossing Point

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes review by John Cage.
Box 33, Folder 5

The Crossing Point: printed matter

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 122, Folder 1a

"Creativity and Nativity: The Birth of the Holy Child Clay and Poetry as Expressions of Spirit the Courage to Create," 1974

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Virginia Beach Youth Conference.
Box 122, Folder 2

"Solitude; In-One-Selfness; Transcendence," 1974

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Published in Inward Light.
Box 122, Folder 3

"A Teacher Talks," 1974

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Published in The Urban Review.
Box 33, 122

"Vessel and the Fire," 1974-1975

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence; typescripts; notes; photocopies of published version. Published in Evolution of Consciousness: Studies in Polarity and The Fabric of the Future. Also titled as "Separating and Connecting: The Vessel and The Fire."
Box 33, Folder 6

"Courage to Create," 1975

Physical Description: 15.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Lecture.
Box 122, Folder 5

"Frans Wildenhain," 1975

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Published in Craft Horizons. Also includes writing published in Frans Wildenhain exhibition catalog.
Box 122, Folder 5a

"Wholeness in Education," 1975

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Lecture at Juniata College.
Box 122, Folder 6-7

"Clay and Creativity" or "Clay Journal," 1976

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; clippings. "Clay and Creativity" was a lecture at NCECA and "Clay Journal" is the same text published in Craft Horizons.
Box 122, Folder 8

Brookfield lecture, 1976

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 122, Folder 9

"Clay and the Art of Transformation" or "Creativity, Art and Transformation," 1977, 1997

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; photocopy of published version.
Box 122, Folder 10

"Haystack," 1978

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; published copy. Content for Haystack promotional catalog.
Box 122, Folder 11

"That Pure and Riddling Truth," 1978

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Toward Wholeness: Rudolf Steiner Education in America, 1978-1980, 1989

Scope and Content Note

Many typescripts are titled "Wholeness in Living and Learning."
Box 33, Folder 10

Notes on Steiner and religion

Physical Description: 40.0 pages
Box 33, 123

Notes on Steiner and education

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 33, 123

Drafts

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 34, Folder 1-3

Proofs

Physical Description: 410.0 pages
Box 123, Folder 7

Other copies

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Excerpt from Toward Wholeness published in Creation.
Box 34, Folder 4

Correspondence regarding Toward Wholeness

Physical Description: 35.0 items
Box 34, 123

Toward Wholeness reviews

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 123, Folder

Book contract

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 33, 123

"Artistic Method in Education," 1979

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Lecture.
Box 124, Folder 1

Book reviews, 1979

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Richards reviews books for Journal for Anthroposophy.
Box 124, Folder 2

Eckerd College lecture, 1979 March 7

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Untitled "Chapel talk."
Box 33, 124

"Michaelmas: a Festival of the Creative Self," 1979-1980

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts; typescripts, published versions; schedule from Michaelmas program.
Box 124, Folder 4

"Search for Spirit," 1979 April 3

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Lecture given at Eckerd College.
Box 124, Folder 5

"Art and Religious Consciousness: A New Communion," 1980

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Promotional information; typescript. Lecture given at Villanova University.
Box 124, Folder 6

"Public School and the Education of the Whole Person," 1980

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 34, 124

"Wholeness in Living and Learning," 1980-1981

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Published in Journal for Waldorf Education and High Mowing.
Box 124, Folder 8

"Growing Creatively," 1981

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; poems; notes. Lecture for conference at New School.
Box 124, Folder 8a

"...like Artists in Our Search," 1981

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Lecture for Danforth Associates.
Box 124, Folder 9

"A Potter's Truth: Karen Karnes," 1981

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Essay for exhibition pamphlet.
Box 124, Folder 10

"To Feel the Whole in Every Part," 1981

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

For lecture at Danforth Associates.
Box 124, Folder 11

"Integrating the Realms of Consciousness," 1982

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript; typed poem. For lecture at John F. Kennedy University.
Box 124, Folder 12

"John Cage and the Way of the Ear," 1982

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 124, Folder 13

"Religious Dimensions In Education," 1982

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript notes; poem.
Box 124, Folder 14

"I Was Born Near Hells Canyon," 1984

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Clipping; letter. Published in Cold Drill.
Box 124, Folder 15

"Happy Birthday, Beaver Run," 1985

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; letter.
Box 125, Folder 1-2

"Toward M.C.," 1985

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; clippings; photocopy of published version; class reading compendium. Published in Studio Potter.
Box 125, Folder 3

Book review, 1986

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 125, Folder 4

Cross-Over: To a New View of Language Verbal and Non-Verbal, 1986

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Catalogs; envelopes. Text for retrospective exhibition catalog from Crossing Point Gallery.
Box 125, Folder 5

"A Sense of the Other One," 1986

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; notes; letter.
Box 125, Folder 6

Foreword for The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, 1988

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; letters. Book is by Matthew Fox.
Box 125, Folder 7

"Doodle Dharma," 1988

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; letters.
Box 125, Folder 7a

"Education As Initiation," 1988

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 125, Folder 8

"Pentecost/Whitsun," 1988

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 125, Folder 9

Introduction and foreword to the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Centering, 1988-1989

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; letter.
Box 125, Folder 10

"No More Secondhand Art," 1989

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; letter; fact sheet. Typescript is part of book proposal.
Box 125, Folder 11

"Clay and Deep Ecology," 1990

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; notes. Possibly published in Studio Potter.
Box 125, Folder 12

"Creation Spirituality," 1991

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; notes; letter. Talk given at Stony Brook University.
Box 125, Folder 13

"Rediscovery of Art Through Agriculture," 1991

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; notes.
Box 125, Folder 14

"After Wholeness What," 1992

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; clippings.
Box 125, Folder 15

"Crossings Alignments Territories," 1992

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; note to Richards.
Box 126, Folder 1

Foreword to Feeling the Creative Spirit, 1992

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; letter; book description. Book is by Adriana Diaz.
Box 126, Folder 2

"How Shall We Love," 1992

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; letter. Possibly published in Living Pulpit.
Box 126, Folder 3

"Imagination and Authenticity As Doorways To Creation," 1992

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts. Talk given at Plymouth Church.
Box 126, Folder 4

"Renewal of Art Through Agriculture," 1990, 1992

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; clipping; photocopy of published version. Published in Creation Spirituality and The Studio Potter.
Box 126, Folder 5

Preface to With My Heart in My Mouth, 1993

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts. Book is by Paul Matthews.
Box 126, Folder 6

Opening Our Moral Eye, 1995-1996

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; letters.
Box 126, Folder 7

"Form Out of Nothingness," 1997

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Clipping. Published in Studio Potter.
Box 126, Folder 8

Alias Doctor Snag, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Typescript libretto.
Box 126, Folder 9-10

André Breton and The Basic Concepts of Surrealism, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts; notes. Original by Michel Carrouges translation by Richards. Project was never completed.
Box 34, Folder 8

"Art and Learning to Live," undated

Physical Description: 12.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Lecture.
Box 34, Folder 10

Introduction for Merce Cunningham before a performance, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 pages
Box 34, Folder 9

Swarthmore student guild talk, undated

Physical Description: 25.0 pages
Box 126, Folder 11

"Think Pilgrimage: Spiritual Voice of Haystack," undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of typescripts.
Box 34, 126

"Thoughts on War and Peace and Violence," undated

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Possibly a lecture.
Box 126, Folder 13

"Wholeness in Education," undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts. Lecture at unknown institution.
Box 127, Folder 1

Assorted correspondence, 1978-1981

Physical Description: 19.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Letters regarding Richards's books.
Box 34, 127

Assorted and unidentified writings, undated

Physical Description: 122.0 items
 

Series III.B. Poetry of M.C. Richards, 1935-1999, undated

Physical Description: 1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series III.B. holds Richards's poetry manuscripts and poetry typescripts, published and unpublished, often with annotations and corrections. Some titles of poems are included but they are not comprehensively listed in the inventory. Richards often assembled poems into deliberate collections which are represented when identified.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically. Some poems are represented in multiple places because of differing collections.
Box 35, Folder 3

1935-1940

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 35, 128

1944-1949

Physical Description: 84.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Love Thine Enemy," 1944; "Blue Strikes Like the Head of a Match," 1948. Also includes poems that comprise Richards's book, self-printed at Black Mountain College in 1947, see Series I.A.
Box 128, Folder 2

1950-1954

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Sky-Writing," 1950; "Call Fire," 1951; "Journal April, 1951"; "Poem" (published in Resistance), 1953.
Box 128, Folder 3

1955

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"To My New Goat;" "Christmas Poems;" "Winter."
Box 35, Folder 7

before 1958

Physical Description: 270.0 pages
Box 35, 128

1958-1960

Physical Description: 95.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Bontonniere," 1958; "Poem," 1958; "April, 1959"; "Letter March 29, 1960;" "Dream Pentecost," 1960; "Radio Tubes," 1960; "Bird Song," 1960.
Box 35, Folder 10

"Recovery of the Child in Manhood," 1959

Physical Description: 30.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Poem, including notes and corrections.
Box 35, Folder 11-12

after 1960, undated

Physical Description: 120.0 pages
Box 128, Folder 5

1961-1964

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"November 6, 1961;" "Poem to the Lover Who Goes Away for Vacation," 1962; "Pieta," 1964.
Box 128, Folder 6

1970-1973

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Chief Crazy Horse at Fountain Hall" published in Cresset, 1971; "Grandfather of the West," 1971; "Prayer," 1971; "Haiku for Ruth's Birthday," 1973.
Box 128, Folder 7

1974-1976

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"For SM," 1974; "The Door," 1974; "Easter Wind," 1974; "Angels and So Forth," 1974; "Against Spring," 1974; "The Stars Do Not Accuse," 1974; "Sea Angel," 1976.
Box 128, Folder 8

1977-1979

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Christmas 1977;" "Christmas Poem," 1978; "New Year," 1978; "Seeds of Rubies," 1978; "Ode to A Duck," 1979.
Box 128, Folder 9

1980-1981

Physical Description: 19.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Walking For PB," 1980; "Poems from Rosaly's Workshop," 1980; "Frans," 1980; "Christmas," 1980; "For Little Singing Bear," 1981; "For Ursula," 1981; "Dear Andrew," 1981; "November 8, 1981;" "Behold Behold," 1981; "The Sound of Spring," 1981.
Box 128, Folder 10

1983

Physical Description: 32.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Potter;" "Poet;" "Apple;" "Homage;" "Autumn Grandeur."
Box 128, Folder 11

"Flag of Leaves," 1984

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Poem compilation.
Box 128, Folder 12

1984-1985

Physical Description: 22.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Nirvana," 1984; "The Sea Has Wings," 1984; "How to Rake Water," 1984; "MidWinter Festival," 1985.
Box 128, Folder 13

"Journal: Agriculture Poetry Recipes," 1985 November

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 128, Folder 14

"Poems by Mary Caroline Richards for Paintings by Thomas S. Buechner," 1986-1988

Physical Description: 89.0 items
Box 129, Folder 1

1986-1987

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Chinese Landscape Drawing," 1986; "Summer," 1987; "To the Being of Love," 1987.
Box 129, Folder 2

1988

Physical Description: 14.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Easterside;" "Good Friday Athlete".
Box 129, Folder 3

Haystack class work, 1988

Physical Description: 17.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Our First Day;" "Sunset;" "Colors".
Box 129, Folder 4

"Benediction," 1989

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes copy published in Creation.
Box 129, Folder 5

1989

Physical Description: 37.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"A Merry Marrying Song;" "January 20, 1989;" "February 19, 1989;" "Pelted By Beauty;" "I Thirst."
Box 129, Folder 6

"Introit," 1990

Physical Description: 5.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Includes copy published in Angels & Mortals: Their Co-Creative Power.
Box 129, Folder 7

1990

Physical Description: 27.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"A Westerner Visits Australia;" "In Memoriam Sarah Jane Herman;" "Love Poems;" "The Shaman Comes Home."
Box 129, Folder 8

Imagine Inventing Yellow, typescripts, 1991

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains poems; drafts of preface; poem lists; letters from publisher; cover maquette.
Box 129, Folder 9

1991

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"They Are Sleeping;" "Dream for Michael Cerveris;" "After the Black Firing."
Box 129, Folder 10

"Dear John Cage," 1992

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters. One photocopy of letter to Cage with poem "For John."
Box 129, Folder 11

1992

Physical Description: 12.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"A Painting;" "For Burt the Temple Dancer;" "Morning Prayer;" "In the Garden."
Box 129, Folder 12

"Musical Etudes on the Theme of Hope," 1993

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 129, Folder 13

1993

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"December 20, 1993;" "A Love Poem for Dartmoor;" "Morning Notes;" untitled poem published in The Tule.
Box 129, Folder 14

"Notes from an Aboriginal Walkabout," 1994

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes published copies from Creation Spirituality magazine and Journal for Anthroposophy.
Box 129, Folder 15

1994

Physical Description: 22.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Studio Notes;" "Why Do We Think We Have Not Been Here All Along;" "Sweet Corn;" "Promethea;" "Orientation;" "The Movies;" "Eco-lalia."
Box 129, Folder 16

Before the Beginning, typescripts, 1995

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 129, Folder 17

1995-1996

Physical Description: 12.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"For Carolyn Bilderback," 1995; "The Beginning of My 80th Calendar Year," 1996; "From Note to Diane Di Prima," 1996; "A Painting to Music," 1996; "They Are Sleeping," 1996.
 

1997-1999

Box 129, Folder 18

Poems

Physical Description: 24.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"For David Tudor," 1997; "Four Summer Poems," 1997; "Evening Primrose," 1997-1998; "Poems from Colored Books," 1997; "Family Day," 1997; "Amy's Chalices," 1998; "Bouquet," 1999.
Box 217*, Folder 3

Oversize poem

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 35, Folder 9

Poetry, with analysis by the author, 1957-1960

Physical Description: 4.0 pages
Box 130, Folder 1

Poetry for unidentified compilation, 1950-1987

Physical Description: 45.0 items
Box 130, Folder 2

Christmas poems, 1966-1980, undated

Physical Description: 31.0 items
Box 130, Folder 3

Holy poems, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 35, Folder 13

"Just as I suspected," undated

Physical Description: 16.0 pages
 

Assorted poems, undated

Box 130, Folder 4-7

Poems

Physical Description: 228.0 items
Box 217*, Folder 4

Oversize poem

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 35, Folder 14

Assorted handwritten poems, undated

Physical Description: 30.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and sketches. For more Richards's poetry, see also Series I, box 1, folders 6 and 7.
Box 35, 130

Poetry notebooks, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 35, 130

Lists of Richards's poems,

Physical Description: 17.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Sorted by date and including some publication information.
 

Series III.C. Writing by others, 1905-1999, undated

Physical Description: 7.0 linear feet (17 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Subseries III.C. includes manuscripts and typescripts sent to Richards by her colleagues, friends and parties with an academic interest in her work. Authors include Owen Barfield, John Cage, Lou Harrison, Dick Higgins, Jackson MacLow, and Charles Olson. Cage's "Indeterminacy" stories are located in this subseries. Stories 90 to 130 are handwritten with corrections and dedicated to Richards. Occasionally these manuscripts come with letters, which are filed with the manuscripts. This subseries also contains research materials used by Richards including writing by Rudolf Steiner and Karl Koenig.

Arrangement note

Papers are organized alphabetically by author name. Assorted papers are filed at the end of the subseries.
Box 36, Folder 1

Amelar, Richard, 1966

Physical Description: 15.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College alumnus. Poetry.
Box 131, Folder 1

Artaud, Antonin, 1923, 1938

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

French typescript for Le Theatre et son double. Richards translated into English, see series III.A. Also includes envelope and poems.
Box 131, Folder 2

Bankson, Marjory Zoet, 1993

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes advanced copy of This Is My Body: Creativity, Clay, and Change; review by Richards.
Box 36, Folder 2

Barfield, Owen, 1968

Physical Description: 20.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Wesleyan Press author. Untitled lecture on the unconscious.
Box 131, Folder 3

Bender, Sue, 1998-1999

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters and typescripts for "Evening Primrose;" "How It Began;" Stretching Lessons: A Journey of the Spirit.
Box 36, 131

Berensohn, Paulus, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Author, potter, artist, weaver, teacher. Includes excerpt from the book Finding One's Way With Clay; unknown photocopied manuscript; poem.
Box 131, Folder 5

Bilderback, Carolyn, circa 1992

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Bound typescript for Gatherings From a Dancer's Journal; foreword; introduction by Richards; press release.
Box 36, Folder 4-6

Blum, Fred: End of Secular Man, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Jungian analyst, Quaker, founder of New Era Center. A book of lectures ( 1-10 and footnotes).
 

Booth, Barbara, 1993

Box 131, Folder 6

"Four Ways To Develop an Attitude of Love and Service for the Planet," typescript

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter from Booth to Richards.
Box 191, Folder 1

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 36, Folder 7

Boyd, Frank: "A Thumbnail History of New York," undated

Physical Description: 43.0 pages
 

Boyd, John M., 1963, undated

Box 36, Folder 8

Notes and a letter of recommendation

Physical Description: 15.0 pages
Box 36, Folder 9

Carollin

Physical Description: 200.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Novel.
Box 36, Folder 10

Untitled story

Physical Description: 43.0 pages
Box 36, Folder 11

"Milling on theRace"

Physical Description: 62.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Play.
Box 36, Folder 12

"The Veiled Prophet"

Physical Description: 11.0 pages
Box 36-37

Poetry

Physical Description: 450.0 pages
Box 37, Folder 3

A Mirror is Believed

Physical Description: 252.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Novel.
Box 37, Folder 4

White sheep, white sheep

Physical Description: 235.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Novel.
Box 131, Folder 7

Brown, Miriam, 1983-1985

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes various newsletters; poetry; essays.
 

Cable, Herb, 1946-1951, undated

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College alumnus and Richards's student.
Box 38, Folder 1-3

Notes

Physical Description: 85.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Possibly from Black Mountain College classes. Includes Notes and reports for the class Psychology of Social Issues and notes and class materials for the class Soil and Steel, taught by Ray Trayer.
Box 38, Folder 4

Papers written at Black Mountain College

Physical Description: 9.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Possibly written for Richards.
Box 38, Folder 5

Poetry

Physical Description: 14.0 pages
Box 38, Folder 6-7

Previously bound manuscript

Physical Description: 550.0 pages
Box 38, Folder 8

Bound writings

Physical Description: 100.0 pages
Box 39, Folder 1-2

Miscellaneous writing

Physical Description: 250.0 pages
Box 39, Folder 3-4

Notebooks

Physical Description: 130.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Some notebooks have enclosures.
Box 39, Folder 5

"Short, Short Stuff and Experiment"

Physical Description: 30.0 pages
Box 39, Folder 6

"Social Action"

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 39, Folder 7

"After We Stopped for the Wine"

Physical Description: 15.0 pages
Box 39, Folder 8

"How Is It That You Have To Learn To Write and No One Can Teach It"

Physical Description: 20.0 pages
Box 40, Folder 1

"Short Stories"

Physical Description: 100.0 pages
Box 40, Folder 2

Untitled novel

Physical Description: 307.0 pages
Box 40, Folder 3

"Winter Surf"

Physical Description: 53.0 pages
Box 40, Folder 4

"One Way Of Looking at What Otto Rank Says..."

Physical Description: 10.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Essay.
Box 40, Folder 5

"Acting"

Physical Description: 50.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Essay.
Box 40, Folder 7

"Pasture In the Springtime Silage In the Fall"

Physical Description: 8.0 pages
Box 40, Folder 6

Untitled story

Physical Description: 8.0 pages
Box 40, Folder 8

Cable correspondence (not with Richards)

Physical Description: 40.0 items
Box 40, Folder 9

Cable, letters from publishers

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes replies to submissions addressed to various people.
Box 40, 132

Cage, John, circa 1959-1989

Physical Description: 7.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Composer. "Indeterminacy," stories 90-115, 116-130, in two notebooks, pencil with corrections, with a signed note; "The Future of Music;" "Centering" a poem for Richards; preface for Lecture On The Weather.
Box 132, Folder 2

Camphill, 1964-1997

Physical Description: 14.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Various writing describing the Camphill movement or similar work theory as well as writing and music from Camphill.
Box 132, Folder 3

Charlip, Remy, 1969-1996

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Notes on Differences and Meditation" published in Dance Perspectives; Ideas For Teaching the Arts to Children; several copies of "Harlequin and the Gift of Many Colors;" notes for "Harlequin and the Gift of Many Colors."
Box 132, Folder 4-5

Connor, Julia, 1982-2005

Physical Description: 40.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes poems, some published; essays; introductions for panel discussions regarding Richards. See also Assorted C-E, box 41 folder 1.
Box 132, Folder 6-7

Diamant, Hirsh, 1998

Physical Description: 2.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Diamant's dissertation "Burning in the Light: Art in Education and Human Development." Includes evaluation by Richards.
Box 40, Folder 11

Edmunds, L. Francis: "1965: A Special Goethe Year," 1965

Physical Description: 28.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Lecture.
Box 41, 133

Forczek, Leszek, 1985, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Artist. Poems. Includes "The Mission of the Poem;" "Colour Comes of Age,"
Box 133, Folder 2

Green, Jesse, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Trichinae, Poems by Jesse Green" and "Diabolism, Pessimism, and Democracy: Notes on Melville and Conrad."
Box 70*, Folder 5

Harrison, Lou, 1951

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Oversize poetry and a small composition dedicated to M.C. Richards, "A Happy Birthday to M.C.R."
 

Haynes, Deborah, 1985-1990

Box 133, Folder 3

Typescripts

Physical Description: 7.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes class papers; typescripts; outline for book. See also Assorted F-H, box 41 folder 5.
Box 191, Folder 2

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 133, Folder 4

Haystack, poems, 1987-1988

Physical Description: 86.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes originals and photocopies. Also includes some poems by Richards.
Box 133, Folder 5

Heck, Marsha, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

"Teacher as Artist: A Metaphor Drawn From the Paradigms of M.C. Richards, Maxine Greene, and Eleanor Duckworth."
Box 41, Folder 3

Herlihy, James Leo

Physical Description: 19.0 items
Box 41, Folder 4

Higgins, Dick, 1959

Physical Description: 60.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Fluxus artist. Includes "Battalions;" "Comments;" "Thirty-Six Points." Many on index cards ("Battalions"). Also a letter from December 1959.
Box 133, Folder 6

Hillman, James, 1975

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescripts for lectures "Salt, Sulphur, Mercury and Lead;" photocopies of clippings "Peaks and Vales," "An Inquiry Into Image," "Anima," "The Great Mother, Her Son, Her Hero, and the Puer," "Fiction of Case History: A Round;" photocopy of interview in LA Weekly.
Box 133, Folder 7

Hoy, Andrew, 1983-1985

Physical Description: 46.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains poems.
 

Kazanis, Barbara, 1977-1990

Box 133, Folder 8-10

Typescripts

Physical Description: 37.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes presentation for conference, application for arts therapist; application for Kellogg fellowship; "The Tree Leads to Roots and Source: Mothers and Daughters;" "The Dance of Rage;" "The Gift;" "The Arts Are Basic;" "The Burning of the Witch: From the Theatre of the Soul;" "Nature as Weaver;" "A Small Jurnal About Part of a Long Journey;" "On Finding and Respecting Our Own Ways of Grieving;" "Object Arrangement: A Moment of Integrating the Ordinary."
Box 191, Folder 3

Color slides

Physical Description: 66.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Slides possibly related to "The Dance of Rage".
Box 134, Folder 1

Kokis, George, 1983-1990

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes artist statement; "The First Principle of Art;" "Honors Presentation for M.C. Richards."
Box 41, 134

Lane, Mervin, 1959-1987

Physical Description: 12.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College alumnus. Includes "Going to Town;" "Clustering: A Synthetic Approach to Learning;" "Smile;" "The Ancient Letters;" "The Pull-Over for a Pregnant Man" published in Connexions; poems; journal notes; letters.
Box 134, Folder 3

Levi, William, 1955

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

"On Being One's Self" published in Ethics.
Box 134, Folder 4

Lydon, Susan Gordon, 1996-1997

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter from publisher; typescript for The Knitting Sutra.
Box 42, Folder 2

MacLow, Jackson, 1955, 1959

Physical Description: 35.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Artist, poet. Poems and letters sent. "Biblical Poems," 1955; "Two Three Four," 1959. Also four letters (two addressed to Richards, one to John Cage, one to David Tudor.
Box 42, Folder 3

McConeghy, Howard, 1976

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Art Education Chairman, University of New Mexico. Articles and manuscript. "Art Education, Art Therapy, Art," "Image and the Imaginal as a Basis for Education Through Art," "Mythos, Memoria and Imagination" and manuscripts detailing tour of schools throughout Asia and Europe.
Box 134, Folder 5

Meriwether, James Scaife, 1989

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Masters thesis "Structures of Infinite Referral: Contemporary Connections in Terms of a Post-Cartesian Model of Presence."
Box 42, Folder 4

Mooney, Ross L., 1955-1971

Physical Description: 25.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Professor, Ohio State University. Includes various articles and a book of poetry, Seed for the Morrow.
Box 134, Folder 6

Moss, Alwyn, 1985-1986

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Poems.
Box 42, 134

Olson, Charles 1951, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Poet, Black Mountain College rector. "Ode to Nativity," paper was written at Black Mountain College; "Stocking Cap."
Box 134, Folder 8

Powell, Mary Clare, 1992

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Dissertation "Creativity and Liberation: A Study of Women Writers and Artists."
Box 135, Folder 1-2

Roffman, Rosaly, 1981-1994

Physical Description: 48.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes essays; poems; Going to Bed Whole.
Box 135, Folder 3

Smith, Page, 1987-1992

Physical Description: 15.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings.
Box 135-136

Steiner, Rudolf, 1905-1979

Physical Description: 38.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes photocopies of essays; lecture transcripts.
Box 42, Folder 7

Supree, Burton, 1970-1973

Physical Description: 100.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Dancer, choreographer. Poetry.
Box 136, Folder 3

Tassencourt, Shirley, undated

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Poems; workshop description.
Box 136, Folder 4

Vermeersch, Brian Charles, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Dissertation "Tellurian Music: The Holistic Cultivation of Learning."
Box 136, Folder 5

Walters, Diane, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Essay "Creativity: A Pursuit of the Muse."
Box 43, Folder 2

Williams, Paul and Vera, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Architect; wife. Poetry.
 

Assorted and unidentified papers, 1929-1999

Box 37, 136

A-B, 1944-1999

Physical Description: 18.0 items
Box 41, 136

C-E, 1958-1994

Physical Description: 27.0 items
Box 41, 137

F-H, 1951-1998

Physical Description: 38.0 items
Box 42, 137

J-L, 1946-1996

Physical Description: 29.0 items
Box 42, 137-138

M-R, 1929-1997

Physical Description: 55.0 items
 

S-V 1953-1998

Box 43, 138

Letters

Physical Description: 32.0 items
Box 222, Folder 2

Color photographs

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 43, 138-139

Unidentified, 1960-1993

Physical Description: 85.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Prose and poetry. Includes items which have more than one contributor.
Box 139, Folder 1-6

Resource materials 1944-1984

Physical Description: 47.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Some items identified by Richards as resource materials. Includes annotated copy of A Middle English Reader.
 

Series IV. Workshops, lectures and exhibitions, 1944-2005

Physical Description: 6.5 linear feet (17 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Most of the institutions represented in Series IV are schools where Richards was in residency, where she exhibited, taught or where she lectured. Most lecture texts can be found in Series III. The bulk of the materials in Series IV are other varied documents including correspondence related to her work, notes for workshops, works or photos of works produced by Richards or students during the workshops, and printed matter related to the institution. In addition, there are papers presented by others at various education conferences and symposia.

Arrangement note

Series IV. is arranged alphabetically by institution.
Box 44, Folder 1

The Analytical Psychology Club of New York, Inc., 1975

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Lecture.
 

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 1986-1987

Box 140, Folder 1

Papers

Physical Description: 7.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes contract for instructional services; notes; clipping; postcard.
Box 191, Folder 4

Color photographs

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 140, Folder 2

Anthroposophical Society in America, undated

Physical Description: 7.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes workshop announcement; notes; poems; class work.
Box 44, Folder 2

Antioch College, 1968

Physical Description: 30.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Danforth Conference. Includes Richards's paper "Current Trends in Education: A Teacher's Values."
Box 140, Folder 3

Appalachian State University, 1987-1988

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters.
Box 140, Folder 4

Arizona State University, 1990-1991

Physical Description: 38.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Interdisciplinary Arts Conference.
Box 140, Folder 5

The Arts Center, 1983-1984

Physical Description: 7.0 items

Scope and Content Note

St. Petersburg, Florida. Exhibition of paintings and workshop. Includes exhibition and programming announcements; proposal description; schedule of programming; clipping from St. Petersburg Times.
 

Australia Pottery Workshop, 1993

Box 140, Folder 6

Papers

Physical Description: 51.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between Richards and Andrew Turnell; correspondence with others; workshop promotional materials; poem; memory books; Australia ephemera; possible workshop reference materials.
Box 191, Folder 5

Color photographs

Physical Description: 55.0 items
Box 44, Folder 3

The Barker School, 1964

Physical Description: 12.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Pottery classes, Stony Point school.
Box 44, 140

Bennington College, 1969

Physical Description: 16.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Insight '69 conference.
Box 44, Folder 5

Brookfield Crafts Center, 1978

Physical Description: 30.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Workshops taught with Paulus Berensohn.
Box 44, 140

Camphill Village, 1970-1995

Physical Description: 66.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Kimberton, PA and Copake, NY locations. Orion Guild Workshop and various talks and conferences.
Box 140, Folder 9

Carnegie Institute, 1978-1979

Physical Description: 19.0 items

Scope and Content Note

The Arts and Education conference. Includes conference announcement; conference agenda; typescripts for lecture "The Big Art" and published version in Prism; correspondence; notes; resource articles.
Box 140, Folder 10

Chester Springs Studio, 1992-1993

Physical Description: 17.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition of paintings and workshop. Includes announcements; Chester Springs newsletters; list of paintings; artist biography; typescript "Some Thoughts About My Paintings."
Box 44, Folder 7

City College of New York, 1944-1960

Physical Description: 30.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Richards's English course materials.
Box 140, Folder 11

Cody's Books, 1997-1998

Physical Description: 15.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes promotional materials; clippings; poems.
Box 140, Folder 12

College of St. Benedictus, 1975

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes lecture announcement; typescript for "Wholeness in Education."
Box 44, Folder 8

Conference on the Role of the Arts in Education (Niagara Falls, NY), 1966

Physical Description: 6.0 items
 

Crossing Point Gallery, 1986-1987

Box 140, Folder 1-4

Papers

Physical Description: 156.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes papers related to retrospective exhibition; black-and-white photographs of work from exhibition; publication and sale of Clay and Words, 1952-1986, handmade edition/catalog by Vernacular Editions.
Box 191, Folder 6

Color photographs and black-and-white negatives

Physical Description: 21.0 items
 

D.H. Lawrence Ranch, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Active Imagination workshop.
Box 47, Folder 5

Papers

Physical Description: 20.0 pages
Box 191, Folder 7

Color slides

Physical Description: 18.0 items
Box 44, Folder 9

Drew University/Columbia University Teacher's College, 1982

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

A conversation with David Bohm and Owen Barfield, sponsored by the Kettering Foundation.
Box 141, Folder 5

Duke University, 1987-1988

Physical Description: 33.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition; poetry reading; workshop; book signing. Includes letters; announcements; loan agreement; notes; clippings; black-and-white photographs.
Box 44, Folder 10-11

Eastern Washington State College, 1969-1970

Physical Description: 180.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

"Some Thoughts About Art and Wholeness in Learning," and cross-over workshop.
Box 44, 141

Eckerd College, 1979

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Feminine Dimensions of Divinity." Includes typescript for chapel talk; correspondence.
Box 44, Folder 13

Emerson College (Sussex, England), 1966

Physical Description: 50.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

"From the Inside, or Fire in the Stone" and other materials.
Box 44, Folder 14

Festival of Kiln Building and Pottery Making (Uniondale, PA), 1968

Physical Description: 15.0 pages
Box 45, Folder 1

Finegold Ranch School, 1969

Physical Description: 40.0 pages
Box 45, Folder 2

Fort Wright College, 1974

Physical Description: 40.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Holy Names Medal awarded to Richards.
Box 141, Folder 7

Friends of Creation Spirituality, 1989

Physical Description: 21.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Conference, "Freeing the Imagination." Includes promotional pamphlet; copies of typescript introduction given by Merce Cunningham; copies of typescript talk given by Matthew Fox.
Box 45, Folder 3

Goddard College, 1976

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Clay workshop.
Box 141, Folder 8

Greenwich House Pottery, 1981

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 45, 141

The Hambidge Center, 1978-1985

Physical Description: 26.0 items
Box 45, Folder 5

Haverford College, 1971, 1973

Physical Description: 60.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology, "Wrestling with the Daimonic."
Box 45-46

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1965

Physical Description: 375.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Richards on faculty, board of trustees. Includes "Writing as a Handcraft," some black-and-white photographs, correspondence.
Box 141, Folder 10

Hui No'Eau, 1994

Physical Description: 14.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Creativity in clay, color and words workshop. Includes letters, notes, newsletter, artwork.
 

Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality, 1986-1997

Box 142, Folder 1-4

Papers

Physical Description: 155.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes course schedules; course descriptions; faculty lists; announcements; newsletters.
Box 191, Folder 8-9

Assorted color photographs

Physical Description: 47.0 items
Box 142, Folder 5

Ireland workshop papers

Physical Description: 25.0 items
Box 191, Folder 11

Ireland workshop color photographs

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Box 142, Folder 6

Kirkridge, 1990-1992

Physical Description: 32.0 items
Box 142, Folder 7

Montclair State College, 1986

Physical Description: 16.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Conference. "The Many Faces of Thought: Letters, Logic, Monitors, Muses."
Box 142, Folder 8

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1984-1988

Physical Description: 16.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes papers related to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
 

Naropa Institute, 1989-1990

Scope and Content Note

Keynote address for conference: "Nourishing the Teacher." "Creativity, Clay and Words" workshop.
Box 142, Folder 9

Papers

Physical Description: 25.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters; employment agreements; announcements; newsletters; typescript; possibly class work.
Box 191, Folder 11

Color photographs

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 143, Folder 1

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, 1976-2005

Physical Description: 42.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescript for talk by Richards from 1976 conference; letters and papers for 1990 conference; papers for 2005 conference, Julia Connor participates on panel "M.C. Richards's Influence on the Evolution of Ceramic Pedagogy."
Box 46, Folder 3-4

The New Era Centre, 1967

Physical Description: 90.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Various seminars, including "Centering" by Richards. Assorted, including correspondence from Fred Blum.
 

Nonagon Gallery, 1958-1960

Box 143, Folder 2

Papers

Physical Description: 26.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs; press release; exhibition announcements.
Box 192, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Omega Institute, 1986-1998

Box 143, Folder 3

Papers

Physical Description: 23.0 items
Box 192, Folder 2-3

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 24.0 items
Box 143, Folder 4-5

Organization Development Network, 1985

Physical Description: 12.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes presentation proposals; presenter guidelines; conference program; conference papers.
Box 143, Folder 6

Orion Guild, 1999

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Pendle Hill, circa 1962-1996

Scope and Content Note

Various workshops and materials.
Box 46, 143

Letters

Physical Description: 42.0 items
Box 222, Folder 3

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 46, 144

Penland School of Crafts, 1966-1987

Physical Description: 86.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Cross-Over;" "Cross-Over" correspondence; miscellaneous. Includes copy of "Black Mountain College, a Golden Seed," published in Penland Journal.
Box 46, 144

Perkins School, 1974-1976

Physical Description: 36.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Seminar '76," including original artwork and black-and-white photographs.
Box 144, Folder 4

Philbrook Museum of Art, 1987

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Lecture in conjunction with Eloquent Object exhibition.
Box 46, Folder 10

Project Create, 1968

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Connecticut elementary arts program.
Box 47, Folder 1

Reed and Boone Colleges, 1969

Physical Description: 11.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Proposal for "Cross-Over" programs.
Box 47, Folder 2

Regina Laudis Monastery, 1969

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Seminar Pentecost 1969."
Box 47, 144

Reynolda House, 1980

Physical Description: 51.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Symposium with Richards.
 

Rudolf Steiner Institute workshops, 1974-1995

Box 47, 144

Papers

Physical Description: 64.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Creativity in Clay and Words" and "Creative Writing and the Zodiac."
Box 192, Folder 4

Color slides

Physical Description: 25.0 items
Box 144, Folder 7

Schumacher College, 1992-1993

Physical Description: 40.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black-and-white photograph.
Box 144, Folder 8

Southern Methodist University, 1987

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Merce Cunningham Symposium.
 

St. John the Divine, 1982-1994

Box 144, Folder 9

Papers

Physical Description: 20.0 items
Box 192, Folder 5

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 37.0 items
Box 144, Folder 10

Studio Potter Foundation, 1987-1988

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Symposium at New York University, "The Case for Clay in Secondary Education."
Box 47, Folder 5

Taos University 1976

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Active imagination" notes.
Box 144, Folder 11

Tarrytown Group, 1985

Physical Description: 22.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Conference. "The Education Explosion: New Working mModels."
Box 47, Folder 6

Teachers's workshop, 1973

Physical Description: 25.0 pages

Scope and Content Note

Location unknown.
 

University of Creation Spirituality, 1997-1999

Box 144, Folder 12

Papers

Physical Description: 24.0 items
Box 192, Folder 6

Color photographs

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 47, 144

University of Letheridge, 1969-1970

Physical Description: 18.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Artist-in-residence. Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 47, Folder 8

University of London/Goldsmith's College Curriculum Laboratory, 1967

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 47, 144

University of New Mexico, 1974-1983

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"Workshop in Art, Therapy, Myth, Symbol," 1974; "Connecting With the Image: Image and the Imaginal in Art Education," 1976.
Box 144, Folder 15

University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1983-1986

Physical Description: 7.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescript of Richards's introduction; announcements; letters; possibly lecture manuscript.
 

University of Oregon, 1972-1992

Box 47, 144

Papers

Physical Description: 40.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Personality-in-residence; Artist in residence; lecturer. Includes black-and-white photographs from clay workshop.
Box 192, Folder 7

Color slides

Physical Description: 41.0 items
Box 145, Folder 1

Virginia Tech, 1997

Physical Description: 16.0

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition, Creation and Cosmos and workshop. Includes letters; lists of works; description of works; curriculum vitae.
 

Wayne Art Center, 1996

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition M.C. Richards: Selected Paintings (acrylic on paper) and Ceramics.
Box 145, Folder 2

Papers

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 192, Folder 8

Color photographs

Physical Description: 141.0 items
Box 145, Folder 3

Women's Foundation, Herbst Theater, 1994

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Typescript for Richards's introduction to Brian Swimme and Matthew Fox presentation.
 

Worcester Center for Crafts, 1999

Box 145, Folder 4

Papers

Physical Description: 21.0 items
Box 193, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 111.0 items
Box 47, Folder 12

World Affairs Camp, American Friends Service Committee, 1965

Physical Description: 25.0 pages
Box 47, Folder 13

Writer's Committee meeting at Columbia University, 1966

Physical Description: 20.0 pages
 

Assorted items and class work, 1961-1999

Scope and Content Note

Some papers and photographs were only partially identified, others were too small to be culled out and were filed here.
Box 145, Folder 5

A-C, 1970-1997

Physical Description: 42.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Abington Art Center; American Craft Council; Ball State University; Bethel College; Bethlehem Center; California College of Arts and Crafts; California Institute of Integral Studies; Cane Creek Studio; Cheney College; Common Boundary; The Cornell Pot Shop; Creative Art Center for Older Adults.
Box 145, Folder 6

D-K, 1982-1999

Physical Description: 73.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Dia Art Foundation; Endicott College; Evergreen State College; Findhorn Foundation; First Unitarian Church; Gaia Bookstore; Hollyhock; Holy Names College; Institute for the Development of Intercultural Relations Through Art; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Interface; John F. Kennedy University.
Box 145, Folder 7

L-S, 1967-1998

Physical Description: 28.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Lenapehocking Bioregional Council; Life Enterprises; Marble Collegiate Church; New Learning Institute; Princeton; Pyramid Atlantic; Quaker Center; Shropshire Adult College; Syracuse Ceramic Guild; Swarthmore College.
Box 145, Folder 8

T-Z, 1976-1998

Physical Description: 29.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Temple University; Tredyffrin/Easttown School District; Triform; University of Delaware; University of Maine at Machias; Ursuline College; Valencia Community College; Vermont Clay Studio; Virginia Humanities Conference.
Box 146, Folder 1

Unidentified, 1979-1996

Physical Description: 24.0 items
 

Class work and creativity books, 1977-1998

Box 146-148

Papers and books

Physical Description: 243.0 items
Box 193, Folder 2

Books with color photographs

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 48, Folder 1

Lecture notes for various lectures/workshops given by Richards, 1973-1981

Physical Description: 30.0 pages
Box 48, Folder 2

Materials for various classes/workshops, 1968-1986

Physical Description: 22.0 items
Box 48, Folder 3

Analysis of conference/workshop results, by Richards and others, 1967-1982

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 48, Folder 4

Academic/conference papers and talks, not by Richards, 1964-1976

Physical Description: 13.0 items
Box 48, Folder 5

Materials from various educators and classes, 1965-1966

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 193, Folder 3

Assorted color photographs, slides and negatives, 1961-1994

Physical Description: 110.0 items
 

Series V. Clippings and ephemera, 1951-2003

Physical Description: 13.17 linear feet (17 boxes and 1 flatfile folder)

Scope and Content Note

Series V includes ephemera and clippings often comprised of promotional material for schools or workshops, religious organizations, and other groups. There are printed art exhibition and concert materials, clippings, and commercial catalogs as well. Promotional materials regarding M.C. Richards, John Cage, Merce Cunningham and David Tudor are found in this series.

Arrangement note

Series is organized alphabetically by subjects, individuals or institutions.
Box 149, Folder 1-2

Agriculture and ecology, 1973-1997

Physical Description: 50.0 items
Box 149, Folder 3

American Craft Council, 1979-1993

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Richards received award of distinction for her book.
Box 52, 149

Anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner, 1961-1997

Physical Description: 175.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes related adult education materials; Rudolf Steiner Farm School; Steiner conferences, festivals, seminars; Anthroposophical newsletters; promotional material; Anthroposophic press.
 

Arts, crafts, 1955-2003

Box 53, 150

Fairs, 1967-1991

Physical Description: 23.0 items
 

Invitations and exhibition ephemera, 1955-2003

Scope and Content Note

See also Individual artists or Museums for additional invitations and exhibition ephemera.
Box 53, 150

Papers

Physical Description: 69.0 items
Box 150, Item D1

Images from exhibition, Disciples of Reenchantment,

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

1 disc: digital; 4 3/4 in.
Box 50, 150

Schools and workshops, 1967-1997

Physical Description: 65.0 items
Box 53, Folder 4

Newsletters, 1967-1982

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Flatfile 2**

Plan for kiln,

Box 53, Folder 9

Assorted ephemera, 1965-1986

Physical Description: 16.0 items
Box 150, Folder 4

Berensohn, Paulus, 1979-1981

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 150, Folder 5

Buechner, Thomas S., 1988-1992

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 150, Folder 6-7

Cage, John, 1958-1995

Physical Description: 75.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Many items from Rolywholyover A Circus, exhibition; Los Angeles Festival, Cage Celebration.
Box 150, Folder 8

Cage, John and Merce Cunningham, 1953-1986

Physical Description: 11.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Cage and Cunningham were frequent collaborators.
Box 51, 151

Camphill Special Schools, 1963-1999

Physical Description: 138.0 items
Box 52, 151

C.G. Jung Foundation, 1966-1990

Physical Description: 28.0 items
Box 55, 151

Charity solicitations, 1975-1998

Physical Description: 37.0 items
Box 50, 151

Colleges, assorted, 1963-1997

Physical Description: 37.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes some items from Reed College, Richards's alma mater.
Box 151, Folder 7

Connor, Julia, 1986-1998

Physical Description: 19.0 items
 

Cunningham, Merce, 1955-1999

Box 152, Folder 1

Papers

Physical Description: 40.0 items
Box 193, Folder 4

Black-and-white negatives

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 51, 152

Education for handicapped, elderly, 1980-1997

Physical Description: 22.0 items
Box 54, 152

Education ephemera, 1961-1994

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 49, 152

Emerson College, 1964-1986

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 50-51, 152

Experimental or non-mainstream schools and workshops, 1957-1996

Physical Description: 53.0 items
Box 53, Folder 8

Experiments in Arts and Technology (E.A.T.), 1967-1969

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 54, 152

Feminism ephemera, 1969-1998

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 152, Folder 7

Foundation School, 1989-1990

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

School is associated with Ojai Foundation.
Box 51, Folder 3

Fountain Center psychiatric half-way houses, 1963-1973

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Box 152, Folder 8

Fox, Matthew, 1988-1998

Physical Description: 35.0 items
Box 50, 152

Grade schools, 1967-1990

Physical Description: 9.0 items
 

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1960-1990

Box 49, 152-153

Papers

Physical Description: 156.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Richards was a trustee on the board at Haystack. Papers include board meeting documentation; promotional materials; newsletters; clippings.
Box 73*, Folder 3

Oversize clippings and promotional materials

Physical Description: 40.0 items
Box 54, 153

Herlihy, James Leo, 1958-1971

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 53, 153

Individual artists's promotional material, 1963-1998

Physical Description: 106.0 items

Scope and Content Note

For group shows or other exhibitions see Arts/crafts invitations and exhibition ephemera; Museum ephemera.
Box 154, Folder 1

James, Charity, 1976

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 154, Folder 2

Kazanis, Barbara, 1983-1993

Physical Description: 19.0 items
Box 154, Folder 3

Kremen, Irwin, 1978-1996

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 154, Folder 4

Morton, James Parks, 1983-1997

Physical Description: 20.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Also includes ephemera related to Cathedral of St. John the Divine. See Religious ephemera for more on Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Box 53, 154

Museum ephemera, 1965-1999

Physical Description: 17.0 items
 

Njerš, Ljerka, 1983-1988

Box 154, Folder 6

Papers

Physical Description: 21.0 items
Box 193, Folder 5

Color photographs

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 49, 155

Pendle Hill, 1956-1988

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 50, 155

Performing arts, 1973-1999

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 54, 155

Political ephemera, 1965-1995

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 54a, 155

Publishing companies, 1951-1999

Physical Description: 43.0 items
Box 53, 155

Quaker ephemera, 1958-1988

Physical Description: 18.0 items
Box 51, 52, 53, 155

Religious ephemera, 1963-1999

Physical Description: 63.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes newsletters and items regarding communes; experimental communities.
Box 155, Folder 7

Rhodes, Daniel, 1965-1989

Physical Description: 14.0 items
 

Richards, M.C., 1955-2004

Box 49, 155

Promotional material and announcements, 1960-1999

Physical Description: 109.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes reviews of talks given by Richards.
Box 73*, Folder 2

Promotional posters, 1975

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 49, 155-156

Clippings, 1955-1997, undated

Physical Description: 132.0 items
Box 49, Folder 4

Printed matter featuring writing by Richards, 1968-1975

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

See also series III.A writing by M.C. Richards.
Box 156, Folder 2

The Fire Within, 2003-2004

Physical Description: 44.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Film by Richard Kane. Includes correspondence; proposals; announcements; clippings; scripts.
Box 156, Folder 3

Riddick, Tut Altman, 1977-1985

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 156, Folder 4

Rigg, Margaret, 1990

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 156, Folder 5

Roffman, Rosaly, 1986-1994

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 156, Folder 6

Rudolf Steiner College, 1981-1982

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 156, Folder 7

Rudolf Steiner Institute, 1962-1985

Physical Description: 33.0 items
 

Small Press poetry ephemera, 1961-1975

Box 49, Folder 5

Papers

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 70*, Folder 6

Ian Hamilton Finlay calendar

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Published by Jargon Press.
Box 70*, Folder 7

Oversize

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

"The Water Mirror XXII," a poem by Ron Bayes, signed, published by Curveship Press, 1975; "Fire," a journal printed by the Poet's and Painters Press.
Box 156, Folder 8

Smith, Page and Eloise, 1987-1995

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 156, Folder 9

Supree, Burton, 1992

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 50, Folder 4

Symposium or conference ephemera, 1967-1985

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 53, 157

Theater ephemera, 1951-1972

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 54-54a, 157

Tudor, David, 1952-1997

Physical Description: 88.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes items on modern music in general and programs for concerts unrelated to David Tudor.
Box 157, Folder 3

Tudor, David and John Cage, 1955-1962

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 49, Folder 9-10

University of London, Goldsmith's College, 1965-1969

Physical Description: 26.0 items
Box 157, Folder 4

Voulkos, Peter, 1995-1996

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 51, 157

Waldorf Schools, 1966-1997

Physical Description: 28.0 items
Box 50, Folder 1

Warren Wilson College, 1974-1978

Physical Description: 6.0 items
 

Assorted, 1954-1998

Box 54, 157

Clippings, 1958-1997

Physical Description: 110.0 items
Box 55, Folder 1

Printed catalogs or advertisements, 1961-1981

Physical Description: 36.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Bulk of the items are pottery tools sales materials.
Box 55, 157

Various printed matter, 1954-1998

Physical Description: 92.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographic postcards.
 

Series VI. Diaries and notes, 1948-1999, undated

Physical Description: 11.3 linear feet (23 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series VI contains Richards's diaries and notebooks as well as loose notes. Professional as well as personal notes are present. Various inserts often comprised of correspondence, clippings or organic materials have been retained in this series and are interleaved within note pages. Notepads, notebooks, and loose note pages should be handled carefully so context of interleaving is not lost.

Arrangement note

Series is arranged in chronological order.
Box 56, Folder 1

1948-1949

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Includes one diary "European trip," volume with inserts, circa 140 pages and a black-and-white photograph.
Box 158, Folder 1

circa 1940s

Physical Description: 105.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Index note cards on Thomas Hardy probably related to Richards dissertation. Includes original housing.
Box 56, Folder 2

1957

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes diaries "Mexican trip," one volume, one small notebook, and inserts, circa 180 pages.
 

1957-1966

Box 61, Folder 5

Dream notes

Physical Description: 300.0 items
Box 61, Folder 9

Class materials notes

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 61, Folder 4, 8

Assorted journal pages

Physical Description: 130.0 items
 

1958-1962

Box 62, Folder 2

Anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner and related subjects

Physical Description: 150.0 items
Box 56, Folder 3-5

Assorted notebooks

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes notebook/diary, 1958, 1960, one volume and inserts, circa 250 pages; notebook/diary, 1958-1959, one volume and inserts, circa 180 pages; notebook/diary, 1959, 1962 one volume and inserts, circa 150 pages.
Box 158, Folder 2-6

1964-1965

Physical Description: 155.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Journal pages; one notebook. Includes notes addressed to Arthur Josephson; dream notes; winter, New York City notes.
 

1965-1966

Box 62, Folder 4

Notes relating to Marshall McLuhan

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes newspaper article.
Box 56-57

Assorted notebooks

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes notebook/diary, summers of 1965, 1966, one volume and inserts, circa 100 pages; notebook/diaries, 1966, two volumes and inserts, circa 400 pages; notebooks, 1966 two small notebooks, circa 60 pages.
Box 57, Folder 2-5

1967

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes notebook/diary, January-February 1967, one volume and inserts, circa 200 pages; notebook/diary, February-June 1967, one volume and inserts, including two black-and-white photographs, circa 130 pages; notebook/diary, June-October 1967, one volume and inserts, circa 120 pages; notebook/diary, 1967, one volume and inserts, circa 200 pages.
 

Goldsmiths notebook, 1967

Box 158, Folder 7

Papers

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 169

Notebook cover and fabric artbook

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 57, Folder 6-7

1968

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes notebooks, January-May 1968, two volumes and inserts, circa 200 pages; notebook and diary, March-July 1968, two volumes, circa 120 pages.
Box 158, Folder 8

1968-1969

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

One notebook.
Box 58, 158

1969-1971

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes notebook/diary, 1969, one volume, circa 200 pages; notebook/diary, (University of Letheridge, Canada) Winter 1969-1970, one volume and inserts, circa 200 pages; notebook/diary, June 1970-April 1971, one volume and inserts, circa 350 pages; notebook/diary, April-October 1971, one volume and inserts, circa 300 pages; notebook/diary, October-December 1971, one volume and inserts, circa 120 pages; notes possibly from Cheney 1970, Cross-Over workshop, Women's physical education.
 

1971-1974

Box 62, Folder 8

Notes on "Writing as a handcraft"

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 59, 159

Assorted notebooks and notepads

Physical Description: 73.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes notebooks, circa 1971-1972, one volume, one notepad and insert, circa 100 pages; notebook/diary, January-April 1972, one volume and insert, circa 250 pages; notebook/diary, April-October 1972, one volume and inserts, circa 250 pages; notebook/diary, October 1972-January 1974, one volume and inserts, circa 300 pages; diary, March-October 1974, one volume, circa 100 pages; one notebook, circa 1972; note pages on Steiner seals; notebook on Charlip's Harlequin and the gift of many colors; one notebook, circa 1973; one notebook, 1974; notes on Dr. Soltanoff's dietary studies, 1974.
Box 60, Folder 1-3

1975-1976

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes notebook, 1975, one volume and insert, circa 40 pages; notebook/diary, November 1974-April 1976, one volume and insert, circa 200 pages; notebook/diary, summer 1976, one notepad and insert, circa 100 pages.
 

1977-1978

Box 60, 159

Notebooks and notepad

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes notepad; notebook, May-October 1977, one volume, circa 180 pages; notebook/diary, June 1976-June 1977, one volume and inserts, circa 180 pages; notebook, December 1977-March 1978, one notepad, circa 125 pages; notebook, October 1977, "The First Class of the Free High School of Spiritual Science;" one notebook, January 1977.
Box 194

Notebook with color photographs

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Contains one notebook, University of South Florida, 1978.
Box 160, Folder 1-4

1978-1980

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes one journal notebook, 1978-1979, with inserts; one notebook, November 15, 1979, "Cultural Festival for Farmers and Gardeners;" one notebook; February-March, 1979, Eckerd College; one notebook, 1979, "Myth-Sarasota;" one notebook, August 12-21, 1979, Waldorf Teachers's Conference; one notebook, University of Oregon, 1979 and Rudolf Steiner College, 1980.
 

1980-1983

Box 60-61, 161

Assorted notebooks

Physical Description: 19.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes notebook, March-August 1980, one volume and inserts, circa 110 pages; notebook, January-August 1980, one volume and inserts, circa 80 pages; notebook, 1981, one volume and inserts, circa 100 pages; notebook, 1983, one volume, circa 40 pages; one notebook December 25, 1980-1981; pages of notes from Rudolf Steiner College; note pages, October 23, 1983, Kimberton Hills.
Box 195, Folder 1

Notebook with color photographs

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 162, Folder 1-3

1983-1984

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes one notebook, March 17, 1983; one notebook, November 29, 1984; one notebook, 1984, "Beginning with Palm Sunday;" one notebook, 1980-1984.
Box 162, Folder 4

1985

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

One notepad.
 

1986-1989

Box 163, Folder 1-4

Assorted notebooks

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes one notebook, 1987, "Poetry, Kimberton Hills;" one notebook, 1986, Kimberton.
Box 170

Large notebook

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Contains one notebook, June 1986-1988, Haystack.
Box 163, Folder 5-7

1989-1990

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes one notebook, December 19, 1989-January 26, 1990, Kimberton, Pa; one notebook June-September 1990, Omega, Boulder, Albuquerque; one notebook, Camphill Village.
 

1990-1993

Box 164, Folder 1-9

Assorted notebooks

Physical Description: 28.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes one notebook, Fall 1990-January 1991, Art-Agriculture; one notebook, 1991-1992; one notebook 1991-1993; one notebook, July 1992, Ireland; one notebook, 1993, ICCS; one notebook, 1993, Australia; loose note pages on agriculture; loose note pages, 1992, "Matthew Fox at Kirkridge;" loose note pages July 1992, Sussex.
Box 195, Folder 2

Notebook with color photographs

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

1994

Box 165, Folder 1-2

Assorted notebooks

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes notebooks and guest book.
Box 196, Folder 1

Notebook with color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 165, Folder 3-7

1995-1997

Physical Description: 12.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes notepads; one notebook, 1995, Italy, one notebook, December 1996-February 1997, Florida, St. Petersburg.
 

1997-1999

Box 166, Folder 1-6

Assorted notebooks and notepads

Physical Description: 12.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes notepads; one notebook, 1997-1998; one notebook, 1998-1999; one notebook, 1999; one notebook, May 1999, Kimberton; one diary, 1999.
Box 196, Folder 2

Notebook with color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 62, Folder 1

Anthroposophy notebooks, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two notepads and inserts, circa 60 pages.
Box 62, Folder 3

Notes relating to Jung, undated

Physical Description: 25.0 items
Box 62, Folder 6

Notes copied from reading, undated

Physical Description: 120.0 items
Box 62, Folder 7

Notes on German language, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 61, 62, 167-168

Assorted, 1959-1980, undated

Physical Description: 486.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes four notebooks, small volumes, circa 120 pages; seven notepads and inserts, circa 150 pages. Includes possibly Black Mountain College-era notes.
 

Series VII. Artwork, 1955-1998, undated

Physical Description: 23.42 linear feet (12 boxes and 1 flatfile folder)

Scope and Content Note

Series VII contains artwork by established artists Lyle Bongé, Sari Dienes, Joe Fiore, Les Forczek, and Louisa Jenkins, although the majority is by Richards. Richards's art inventories and price lists are also filed here.

Arrangement note

Series VII is organized alphabetically by artist.
 

Berensohn, Paulus, 1983-1995, undated

Box 171, Folder 1-3

Artworks

Physical Description: 43.0 items
Box 216*, 218*

Oversize artwork

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 63, Folder 5

Bongé, Lyle, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photograph.
Box 171, Folder 4

Connor, Julia, 1984

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 63, 171

Dienes, Sari, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 73*, Folder 6

Fiore, Joe,

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Black Mountain College Alumnus.
Box 63, Folder 7

Forczek, Les, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Ink drawing.
Box 216*, Folder 5

Fox, Matthew, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 171, Folder 6

Haynes, Deborah, 1981-1988

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 63, Folder 8

Jenkins, Louisa, 1969-1973

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains artwork and exhibition catalog.
Flatfile 1**

Johns, Jasper, 1960

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Print, signed and dated. A poster for an exhibition in Paris, sent by mail and addressed to John Cage.
Box 171, Folder 7

Johnson, Ray, 1955-1956

Physical Description: 17.0 items
 

Josephson, Arthur, 1962-1963, undated

Box 171, Folder 7

Artworks

Physical Description: 47.0 items
Box 216*, Folder 6

Oversize artworks

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 217*, Folder 5

Labes, Mimi, undated

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 217*, Folder 6

Margolis, Andy, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Note enclosed indicates Margolis was Richards's student at Camphill.
 

Richards, M.C., 1961-1997, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Richards's artworks can be found in series VIII.
Box 63, 172

Artworks, 1961-1980, undated

Physical Description: 46.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes rolled drawing, "Moving Poems," drawings in crayon with words on paper circa 6 feet long and black-and-white photographs.
Box 63, 172

Sketchbooks, 1982, undated

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Three books and inserts.
Box 63, Folder 4

Book mock-ups, 1980

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 63, 173

Art inventories and price lists, 1981-1997, undated

Physical Description: 28.0 items
Box 222, Folder 4

Color Photograph,

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Oversize, 1962-1981

Box 71*, Folder 1-2

Assorted

Physical Description: 45.0 items
Box 71*, Folder 3

Early watercolors

Physical Description: 20.0 items
Box 71*, Folder 4

Handmade paper and books, Haystack

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Items are by Richards and possibly her students.
Box 73*, 76*

Other artwork from Haystack

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 72*, Folder 9

Calligraphy examples from Reed College

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 73*, Folder 5

Other calligraphy and artwork

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 172, Folder 8

Rigg, Margaret, 1971, undated

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 172, Folder 9

Treser, C.M., 1998

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 1**

Wood, John, 1980

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Signed paintings by John Wood from Haystack.
Box 63, Folder 10

Children's artwork, 1968, undated

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 63, 172, 71*-72*

Various artists, 1952-1998

Physical Description: 50.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs.
Box 63, 173, 72*-75*

Unidentified artwork, 1963-1993, undated

Physical Description: 107.0 items
 

Series VIII. Memorabilia, personal miscellany, 1898-2003

Physical Description: 17.73 linear feet (48 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

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 note

Richards's personal papers are followed by photographs and then audio-visual materials.
Box 64, 174

Curricula vitae, résumés, biographies, 1955-1995

Physical Description: 41.0 items
Box 174, Folder 2

Artist statements, 1977-1992

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Statements are typically biographies framed around a specific project.
Box 64, Folder 2

Grant applications, 1955-1992

Physical Description: 9.0 items
 

Awards, commendations, honorary degrees, diplomas and related academic materials, 1935-1998

Box 64, 174

Papers

Physical Description: 20.0 items
Box 174, Folder 5

King's College

Physical Description: 22.0 items
Box 216*, Folder 7

Oversize diploma

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 182

Academic hood

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 64, 174

Passports and birth certificate, 1967-1996

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 64, 174

Palm print analysis and solar chart, 1982-1996

Physical Description: 13.0 items
Box 64, Folder 6

High school and junior college yearbooks, 1932-1935

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Three books and inserts.
Box 68, 174-175

Addresses, phone numbers, directions, 1975-1999

Physical Description: 98.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes address-phone books.
Box 68, 175

Pottery notes, 1968-1971, undated

Physical Description: 14.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes clay and glaze formulas, supply invoices, and assorted pottery papers.
Box 68, Folder 3

Calligraphy notes and exercises, undated

Physical Description: 70.0 items
Box 68, Folder 4

Catalog of Richards's library, undated

Physical Description: 100.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Begun by Carol Gruber. On index cards.
Box 68, Folder 5

Stony Point, Rockland County community papers, 1961-1962

Physical Description: 7.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes newsletters, spring picnic invitation, and assorted materials.
 

"The Chicken God News," 1976

Scope and Content Note

Vero Beach, Florida hand-made newsletter.
Box 68, Folder 6

Papers

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 226, Folder 2

Color photographs

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 68, Folder 7

Thanksgiving skit written for the Kremens, 1975

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 68, Folder 8

Staff meeting notes, 1983

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Life Center, Arts in the Image of Man.
 

Medical documents, x-rays, prescriptions, notes, 1954-1999

Physical Description:
Box 68, 175

Papers

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 77, 223

Radiographs

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 175, Folder 5

Insurance papers, 1994

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 68, Folder 10

Solicitations from Who's Who, Encyclopedia of the American Woman, Richards Heritage Book 1973-1982

Physical Description: 4.0 pages
Box 69, 175

Financial documents, 1954-1999

Physical Description: 446.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes stocks; securities; bank statements; check stubs; papers from Walston and Company; royalty statements; ledgers; invoices; receipts.
Box 69, 175

Tax papers, 1951-2001

Physical Description: 22.0 items
Box 176, Folder 2

Divorce papers, 1954

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Richards's divorce from William Levi.
Box 176, Folder 3

Last will and testament, 1996-1999

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 176, Folder 4-5

Estate and property papers, 1955-2000

Physical Description: 17.0 items
 

Interviews, 1967-1998, undated

Scope and Content Note

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 176, Folder 6

Duberman, Martin, 1967-1990

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 176, Folder 7

Silvka, Rose, 1978-1979

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Published in Craft Horizons.
Box 176, Folder 8

Miller, Jack, 1987

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 176, Folder 9

Kraus, Ted, 1989

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Published in Creation.
Box 176, Folder 10

Safransky, Sy, 1988-1989

Physical Description: 5.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Published in The Sun.
Box 176, Folder 11

Powell, Mary Clare, 1990

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 176, Folder 12

Frost, Heath, 1995-1998

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 176, Folder 13

Diamant, Hirsh, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Birthday materials, 1981-1996, undated

Box 176, Folder 14-15

1981

Physical Description: 24.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains various cards and art book.
Box 197, Folder 1

1986

Physical Description: 20.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains color photographs.
Box 197, Folder 2

1991

Physical Description: 11.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains color slides.
 

1996

Box 177, Folder 1-1a

Cards, book and black-and-white photographs

Physical Description: 23.0 items
Box 197, Folder 3

Color photographs

Physical Description: 126.0
Box 217*, Folder 7

Oversize card

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 177, Folder 2

Assorted, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Other birthday cards can be found in series II.B.
Box 177, Folder 3

Dave Richards estate and trust papers, 1988-1995

Physical Description: 35.0 items
Box 177, Folder 4

Assorted Dave Richards items, 1943-1983

Physical Description: 22.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white photographs; clippings; Dave Richards's address book.
Box 177, Folder 5

Other family papers and clippings, 1943-1965

Physical Description: 7.0 items
 

Photographs, 1898-1999

Box 177, Folder 6-7

circa 1898-1920s

Physical Description: 26.0 items
 

1928-1949

Box 177, Folder 8-9

Black-and-white photographs

Physical Description: 81.0 items
Box 64, Folder 7

Black-and-white photographs of classmates

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 198, Folder 1

Color photographs

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 72*, Folder 6

Richards and Paulus Berensohn

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Richards's photo dates from Black Mountain College era.
 

1950-1959

Box 178, Folder 1-4

Black-and-white photographs

Physical Description: 61.0 items
Box 198, Folder 2-3

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 15.0 items
 

1960-1969

Box 178, Folder 5-7

Black-and-white photographs

Physical Description: 45.0 items
Box 198, Folder 4-5

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 43.0 items
 

1970-1979

Box 178, Folder 8-12

Black-and-white photographs

Physical Description: 116.0 items
Box 198-199

Color photographs, negatives and slides

Physical Description: 308.0 items
Box 216*, Folder 8

Oversize photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 72*, Folder 7-8

Juniata College, 1975

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Signed, A. McBride, photographer.
 

1980-1989

Box 178, Folder 13-16

Black-and-white photographs

Physical Description: 33.0 items
Box 199-200

Color photographs and negatives

Physical Description: 165.0 items
 

1990-1999

Box 178, Folder 17

Black-and-white photographs

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 201-202

Color photographs and slides

Physical Description: 316.0 items
 

Assorted unidentified, undated

Box 65-67, 179-180

Black-and-white photographs

Physical Description: 839.0 items
Box 78, 202-210, 223-226

Color photographs, negatives and slides

Physical Description: 2309.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Some slides dating from Black Mountain College era.
 

Albums, undated

Box 181, 219-220

Black-and-white photographs

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 210, Folder 2

Color photographs

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 64, 181

Photograph housing, undated

Physical Description: 11.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes empty albums and processing envelopes.
 

Video and Audio tapes, 1960-2003

Scope and Content Note

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

Box 79, Item R8-R10

M. C. Richards reads her poetry, 1960 June 4

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

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.
Use copies available.
Box 211, Item R11a-d

Richards lecture, 1963 September 1

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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 78, Item R1

Haystack tape #2

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 78, Item R2

Haystack tape #3

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 211, Item R12

Poetry Readings at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1963 September 9

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted.
1 sound tape reel; 1/4 in. tape.
Box 211, Item R13

Craftsmanship talk at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1963 September 13

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted.
1 sound tape reel; 1/4 in. tape.
Box 78, Item R6

Mary Carolyn Richards, "Crossing Point: 9 Easter Letters," 1967

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

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.
Use copy available.
Box 78, Item R5

Mary Caroline Richards, "Some Thoughts About Art and Wholeness in Learning," 1969 November

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

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."
Use copy available.
 

Interviews with John Iozia, 1970 August 26

Scope and Content Note

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.
Box 78, Item R3

Any Wednesday Interview - John Iozia,

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 78, Item R4

Raleigh radio interview

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Use copy available.
Box 78, Item R7

Mary Caroline Richards, "Centering in Poetry, Pottery and the Person," undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

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.
Use copy available.
 

Items found with original reel-to-reel audio tapes, 1960-1963, undated

Box 69, Folder 8

Technical and content notes from Nancy Romer on Haystack tape #2 (R1), 1963

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 69, Folder 8

Technical notes from Nancy Romer on Haystack tape #3 (R2), 1963

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 69, Folder 8

Letter to M.C. Richards from "Mike." (R7), undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 69, Folder 8

Capitol Records master control files (R8-R10), 1960

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

With lists of contents and timings, 3 pp, 1 sheet per audio tape. Earle Brown's name, not signature, appears on one sheet.
Box 182, Folder 1

Original housing for R11, 1963

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 182, Folder 2

Technical and content notes from Nancy Romer on Haystack tape R12, 1963

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes original housing.
Box 182, Folder 3

Technical and content notes from Nancy Romer on Haystack tape R13, 1963

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes original housing.
 

Audio cassettes, 1971-1999

Box 213, Item C15a-d

Friends Conference on Religion and Psychology, 1971 June 4-6

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Wrestling with the Daimonic;" Dorothea Blom; Dorothea Blom and begin panel (Sunday morning), panel and responses; panel and responses, meeting for worship.
Unavailable until reformatted. 4 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 212, Item C14

Choral reading: "The Rock" by T.S. Eliot and taped letter, 1973 March 29

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 213, Item C16

M.C. Richards and Daisy Alden, 1974 July

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 213, Item C26

Courage to Create Series #5, Pendle Hill Monday Lecture, 1974 December 9

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 213, Item C27

M.C. Richards, Rudolf Steiner College, "An Art of Fire," 1981 November 19

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 214, Item C28

MC Richards: Integrating the spectrum of consciousness, 1982 January 30

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 213, Item C17a-b

Poetry reading, Art Center, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1984 January 29

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 2 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 213, Item C7, C18

M.C. Richards, Naropa Institute: "Nourishing the Teacher," 1989 June 26

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 2 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 214, Item C29a-d

Rosaly Roffman interview of MC Richards for article on Centering at Clifford, PA and Kimberton, PA, 1989 November

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 4 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 213, Item C19

MC Richards, Bethlehem Center, 1989

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 212, Item C8

M.C. Richards, Naropa Institute, 1990 June 24

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 214, Item C30

Omega Retreat, Tape #6 Meditations with Surya Das "Rest Your Weary Mind," Rhinebeck NJ, 1992 July

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 212, Item C9

M.C. Richards: Creativity and the Practice of Awe, 1994 February 2

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 212, Item C3

"Pots, Paintings, Poetry Slides and Conversation: Praise!" 1995 February 16

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 213, Item C20

M.C. Richards: "Pelted by Beauty," Poetry reading, 1997 May 5

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Recorded live at Indre Studios, Philadelphia. Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 213, Item C21a-b

M.C. Richards, poetry reading, unedited, 1997 May

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 2 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 213, Item C10a-b

M.C. Richards, 1997 May

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 2 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 212, Item C13

MC Richards and Julia Connor at Cody's Books, 1998 March 11

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 214, Item C31

M.C. Richards "Recovery of the Child in Adulthood," edited, 1999 February 9

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 212, Item C11

"7 Etudes on Hope," "Recovery of M.C. Richards," Berkeley, CA, 1999 February

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 212, Item C1a-b

M.C. Richards, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 2 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 212, Item C2

M.C. Richards: "Letter, March 29," by Jim and Julia, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 212, Item C4

"Clay Journal," undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 213, Item C22

M.C. Richards, "Clay Journal," undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 212, Item C5

M.C. Richards at Red Raven, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 212, Item C6

"Myth," Tampa Museum, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 sound cassette: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 212, Item 12a-b

M.C. Richards at Bethlehem Center, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 2 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
Box 213, Item C23-C25

Unidentified, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 3 sound cassettes: analog, 1 7/8 ips; 1/8 in. tape.
 

Items found with original audio cassettes, 1971, undated

Box 182, Folder 4

Original housing for C15, 1971

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 182, Folder 5

Unidentified, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Paper describing contents of unknown tape.
 

Videos, 1982-2003, undated

Box 215, Item V2

Symposium: Religious dimensions of ED "Wholeness in Education," 1982 April 18

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
Box 215, Item V1a-b

M.C. Richards 1-2, 1989 July 18

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 2 videocassettes (VHS); 1/2 in.
Box 215, Item V3

Crossing Point Gallery, archive of M.C. Richards's appearance, 1986 November 2

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (U-matic) (59 min.): sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Box 217, Item V10

Tara and Morgan wedding, 1998 July 25

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
Box 215, Item V4

"M.C. Richards: The Fire Within Us," rough cut, 2002 March 30

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
Box 215, Item V5

"M.C. Richards: Living in the Crossing Point," rough cut 2.0, 2002 April 26

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS) (67 min.); 1/2 in.
Box 215, Item V6

"M.C. Richards: The Fire Within Us," final cut, low resolution, 2003 September 18

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
Box 215, Item V7

"M.C. Richards: The Fire Within," circa 2003

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Color corrected check copy. By Kane Lewis Productions. Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.); 1/2 in.
Box 215, Item V8

M.C. Richards, Pendle Hill, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Duplication. Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
Box 215, Item V9

Crossing Point, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

2 of 3. P20-706. Stamped with Julia Connor's contact information. Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (U-Matic); 3/4 in.
Box 215, Item V11

M.C. Richards at Chester Springs, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Raw footage. Unavailable until reformatted. 1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
 

Assorted, 1960-1988

Box 68, Folder 11

Papers

Physical Description: 149.0 items
Box 226, Folder 3

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 item