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INVENTORY OF THE HAROLD ROSENBERG PAPERS, 1923-1984
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Series I.  Correspondence, 1932-1984

Physical Description: 19 boxes 7.9 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence concerns Rosenberg's relationship with artists, critics, academic colleagues, family, and businesses. Folders containing general correspondence from a given year are interfiled with folders containing correspondence with a specific individual or concerning a specific issue. Rosenberg's replies are often included either in the form of carbon copies or as remarks written in pencil on a given letter. Descriptions of folder contents offer selected highlights only and are not complete inventories.
Arranged in three subseries.
 

Series I.A.  Professional Correspondence, 1932-1978

Physical Description: 11 boxes 4.5 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Professional correspondence is a rich source of information about Rosenberg's intellectual development and about the debates that characterized the anti-Stalinist left in New York in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. One highlight is the editorial correspondence with Irving Howe, William Phillips, Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, Meyer Schapiro, and Ben Raeburn. Also interesting are letters from the French intellectuals Rosenberg knew in the 1940s and '50s, such as Paul de Man, Simone de Beauvoir, and Merleau-Ponty. There are letters from writers associated with one of the journals Rosenberg edited, Location, such as Saul Bellow, Kenneth Burke, Donald Barthelme, Robert Bly, and Thomas Hess, and from artists Rosenberg was close to, such as Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, and Allan Kaprow. A small amount of correspondence pertains to Rosenberg's work as a consultant for the Advertising Council of America.
Box 1

Professional Correspondence, 1932-1958

Box 1, Folder 1

1932-1942

Scope and Content Note

Including letter regarding ethics from Rebecca(?) with pencilled in response from HR, Karl Korsch letter, questionnaire from Partisan Review.
Box 1, Folder 2

1943-1947

Scope and Content Note

Regarding HR's employment in Office of War Information, with bulletins and clippings.
Box 1, Folder 3

1946-1948

Scope and Content Note

Including Robert Motherwell presenting his ideas for the journal Possibilities, letter to Dwight MacDonald from Lionel Abel, Delmore Schwartz rejecting HR's ms., Irving Kristol responding to HR's article on Marx.
Box 1, Folder 4

1949

Scope and Content Note

Including Paul de Man at Bard College supporting HR's work, and American poets' protesting Saturday Review's attack on Modern Poetry.
Box 1, Folder 5

1949-1957

Scope and Content Note

Maurice Merleau-Ponty, regarding the translation and publication of HR's articles in French journals.
Box 1, Folder 6

1950

Scope and Content Note

Including editors of Pantheon Books and Kenyon Review. HR's request for a raise at Advertising Council where he is a part time Program Consultant.
Box 1, Folder 7

1950-1952

Scope and Content Note

Clyfford Still, suggesting in one letter that HR become an art reviewer and in another regretting having made that suggestion.
Box 1, Folder 8

1951

Scope and Content Note

Including HR letters to Irving Howe regarding articles in Dissent.
Box 1, Folder 9

1951-1964

Scope and Content Note

Simone de Beauvoir regarding politics, writing, etc., with reply from HR.
Box 1, Folder 10

1952

Scope and Content Note

Including Joseph Cornell inviting HR to view his latest work "Dovecote," George Lichtheim regarding the publication of HR's work in his journal The Twentieth Century.
Box 1, Folder 11

1952

Scope and Content Note

Mary McCarthy regarding her writing struggles and the 1952 presidential election. With letter from HR.
Box 1, Folder 12

1953

Scope and Content Note

Including Robert Motherwell regarding a painting he gave HR, George Lichtheim, with reply from HR expressing his disgust with Partisan Review and Commentary, Irving Kristol regarding HR's writing style.
Box 1, Folder 13

1954

Scope and Content Note

Including Irving Kristol apologizing for having changed an HR article without permission and announcing a new series for Encounter called "Men and Ideas."Advertising council memo with clipping.
Box 1, Folder 14

1955

Scope and Content Note

Including Lucien Mazenod regarding HR piece on Marx he's publishing in an anthology, Irving Howe, Robert Creeley, Norman di Giovanni, Alfred Kazin (w. clipping), Tom Hess, Jascha Kessler.
Box 1, Folder 15

1955

Scope and Content Note

Debate between Irving Howe, Irving Kristol and HR, regarding Encounter's failure to publish HR's letter criticizing an article it had published by Fiedler.
Box 1, Folder 16

1955-1964

Scope and Content Note

Hans and Mrs. Hoffmann, warmly inviting Rosenbergs to visit them, praising HR's essays, etc.
Box 1, Folder 17

1956

Scope and Content Note

Including Manny Geltman regarding English version of HR's Marx article, Irving Howe, Norman Podhoretz, Irving Kristol. Advertising Council correspondence.
Box 1, Folder 18

1957

Scope and Content Note

Including Meyer Schapiro, Ben Raeburn, Irving Howe regarding his submission of HR's book to Raeburn at Horizon, Lucien Mazenod, Shlomo Katz (editor of Midstream). Many of the letters praise HR's various articles and request more. Two graphics by Ray Johnson. Advertising Council correspondence.
Box 1, Folder 19

1958

Scope and Content Note

Including Irving Howe, Ben Raeburn, William Phillips, Jascha Kessler. Letter from HR to Raeburn regarding title for book. Other letters regarding advance publicity for book. Advertising Council correspondence.
Box 2

Professional Correspondence, 1959-1961

Box 2, Folder 1

1959

Scope and Content Note

Including Robert Corrigan, Howard Nemerov, Donald Barthelme, Saul Bellow about his new journal The Noble Savage, Irving Howe and a clipping of Howe's review of Raymond Williams' Culture and Society, Meyer Schapiro regarding a publication about Pasternak, David Sylvester, Arthur Vidich, William Phillips, Tom Hess, Robert Motherwell regarding his vacation in England with Helen Frankenthaler, a Robert Johnson piece.
Box 2, Folder 2

1959-1964

Scope and Content Note

Including Irving Howe , David Sylvester, Paul Goodman, Arthur Vidich, Ben Raeburn, Herschel Chipp, Irving Kristol, and Advertising Council colleagues regarding the publication, translation and reception of HR's book The Tradition of the New.
Box 2, Folder 3

1959-1964

Scope and Content Note

Including George Braziller, Ben Raeburn, regarding the publication and translation of HR's book Arshille Gorky.
Box 2, Folder 4

1960

Scope and Content Note

Including William Phillips, James Purdy thanking HR for his comments, Norman Podhoretz, Allan Kaprow asking Tom Hess for a reference, memos from Advertising Council colleagues, Algerian War protest document.
Box 2, Folder 5

1960-1967

Scope and Content Note

Ad Reinhardt, reporting on recent night at "the Club," the art business, HR's reviews, etc.
Box 2, Folder 6

1961

Scope and Content Note

Including Kenneth Burke on his Poetics, Robert Bly, LeRoi Jones on the troubles of his journal The Floating Bear, John Ashberry thanking HR for the Longview Award, Norman Podhoretz, Saul Bellow regarding Herzog. Responses to HR's Eichmann article, 1961. Clippings about the biennial in Sao Paolo.
Box 2, Folder 7

1961

Scope and Content Note

Including Norman Podhoretz, HR regarding artists' protest against John Canaday reviews, Donald Barthelme inviting HR to speak at Houston Arts Association where he's the assistant director, Kenneth Burke regarding submissions to Location.
Box 3

Professional Correspondence, 1962-1964

Box 3, Folder 1

1962

Scope and Content Note

Including Shlomo Katz, Dwight MacDonald, Norman Podhoretz. Letter signed by several NY intellectuals about Siqueiros' ambiguous moral status. Many invitations to lecture and participate in conferences. Praise for HR's Gorky book and his New Yorker column. Some Advertising Council business.
Box 3, Folder 2

1962

Scope and Content Note

Including Irving Howe requesting ideas for Dissent. Reponses to HR's Arshille Gorky. Donald Barthelme, accepting HR's invitation to move to NY and work on the Longview foundation magazine, Location, Kenneth Burke about Location.
Box 3, Folder 3

1962

Scope and Content Note

Letter signed by NY intellectuals in support of Civil Rights sit-in, and related materials.
Box 3, Folder 4

1963

Scope and Content Note

Including Frank Kermode regarding BBC discussion of contemporary art, Kenneth Burke regarding submissions to Location, Henry Kissinger thanking HR for his participation in the International Seminar, Denise Levertov recommending a colleague for Longview foundation support, Ray Johnson graphics. Praise for HR's New Yorker reviews.
Box 3, Folder 5

1963

Scope and Content Note

Including correspondence with Robert Bly regarding dispute about Bly submission to Location, Kenneth Burke regarding Location. Invitations to lecture.
Box 3, Folder 6

1963

Scope and Content Note

Including Morrow requesting that HR review LeRoi Jones' book on Blues, William Phillips responding to HR's request for payment, Irving Howe, Aaron Copland, MacDowell colony matters. Protest statement against censorship of Tropic of Cancer.
Box 3, Folder 7

1964

Scope and Content Note

Including Phillip Pavia, William Phillips regarding Partisan Review conference on "The Idea of the Future," Irving Howe congratulating HR on his Lukacs piece, offers of visiting lectureships, invitations to speak at symposia on art education and other matters.
Box 4

Professional Correspondence, 1964-1965

Box 4, Folder 1

1964

Scope and Content Note

Including Denise Levertov, Bill Moyers regarding Advertising Council matters, Norman Podhoretz, E.H. Gombrich regarding HR remark that offended him, Robert Hughes complaining about the Venice Biennale. Requests for nominees for grants, Saul Bellow and others regarding Location.
Box 4, Folder 2

1964

Scope and Content Note

Including HR letter to Esquire regarding discussion of The Establishment, HR letter to Podhoretz requesting he print HR counterattack on Daniel Bell. Program for Brandeis symposium on Modern Art. HR's Ford Foundation grant application. Many invitations to speak or teach.
Box 4, Folder 3

1964-1968

Scope and Content Note

Including Ben Raeburn, Bompiani Press regarding publication, translation and reception of HR's The Anxious Object, HR letter to editor of Saturday Review protesting Daniel Rich review of The Anxious Object, HR letter protesting Frank Kermode review.
Box 4, Folder 4

1965

Scope and Content Note

Including John Cage regarding a fund-raising lecture series he wants HR to participate in, Herbert Blau requesting an article on action painting and theater, Roberto Giammanco requesting an article on Carlo Levi for Galleria, and many other requests for HR to contribute papers or participate in conferences.
Box 4, Folder 5

1965

Scope and Content Note

Including Tom Hess offering gossip about the NY art world and thoughts about Location, submissions and other matters for Location. Arrangements for conferences; requests to review books.
Box 4, Folder 6

1965

Scope and Content Note

Including John Cage regarding benefit lecture, Ben Raeburn regarding a surrealist anthology, William Phillips requesting HR's presence at conference, "The Idea of the Future" and inquiring if HR would review Arnold Hauser's Mannerism, Robert Osborne regarding McLuhan, Grove Press requesting that HR review John Berger's Picasso book. Petition for artists' protest against US policy in Vietnam.
Box 5

Professional Correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 5, Folder 1

1965

Scope and Content Note

Regarding book on John Ruskin's selected writings that HR was going to edit for New American Library. Clippings of reviews of Kenneth Clark's Ruskin book.
Box 5, Folder 2

1966

Scope and Content Note

Including Anne Tabachnik regarding art world complicity, Alfred Werner (to Commentary) critisizing HR's article on Jewish art.
Box 5, Folder 3

1966

Scope and Content Note

Including Peter Brooks requesting a piece for Harvard Art Review, HR letter to Islamic scholar Marshall Hodgson, the USIA thanking HR for his piece on Modernism intended for Russian readers, many congratulating HR on becoming regular Art Reviewer for the New Yorker, many requests to speak at colleges, art instiutions or to contribute pieces to journals.
Box 5, Folder 4

1966

Scope and Content Note

Including Ruth Nanda Ashen (ed. Perspectives in Humanism), Lionel Trilling responding to HR's criticism of him in Encounter, Kenneth Burke reflecting briefly on Frank Kermode. New American Library contract for essay on The Idiot. Many letters praising HR's New Yorker column. Request for nominations for Rockefeller Foundation grants.
Box 5, Folder 5

1966

Scope and Content Note

Including Norman Podhoretz asking HR to review Masters and Johnson's Report, John Cage thanking HR for participating in fundraising conference, Robert Osborne regarding McLuhan.
Box 5, Folder 6

1966-1969

Scope and Content Note

Allan Kaprow discussing art and politics, art institutions, requesting recommendations. With reply from HR.
Box 5, Folder 7

1967

Scope and Content Note

Including Irving Howe requesting essay on the idea of Modernism, Ray Johnson complaining about HR's descriptions of his work, Alfred Barr, Jr., complaining about HR's review of MOMA's 1960s show (w. HR's reply), James Fitzsimmons (ed. Art International) regarding De Kooning, Wayne Thiebaud.
Box 5, Folder 8

1967

Scope and Content Note

Including letters requesting recommendations, articles for journals, and conference appearances.
Box 5, Folder 9

1967

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Thomas Hess.
Box 5, Folder 10

1967

Scope and Content Note

Art Forum debate between HR and William Rubin regarding Pollock and "action painting."
Box 6

Professional Correspondence, 1968-1969

Box 6, Folder 1

1968

Scope and Content Note

HR statement against war in Vietnam. Arrangements for guest lectureships, conference papers, reprints of articles.
Box 6, Folder 2

1968

Scope and Content Note

Including Theodore Solotaroff requesting permission to reprint HR's Eichmann essay in anthology for NAL, Norman Podhoretz asking HR to review Walter Benjamin's writings for Commentary, E.N. Sargeant about sex and art, Paul Goodman asking HR to write preface for his book, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy about the Chicago artist boycott. Many requests for HR to lecture. Much praise for HR's articles.
Box 6, Folder 3

1969

Scope and Content Note

Including Herschel B. Chipp regarding Czech revolutionary posters, William Phillips asking HR to review Walter Benjamin essays for Partisan Review, Kenneth Burke submitting review, Ben Raeburn regarding guest list for HR's Artworks book party. Also arrangements for lectureships and conference papers.
Box 6, Folder 4

1969

Scope and Content Note

Including Moholy-Nagy thanking HR for his review, Kenneth Burke regarding the fate of his books and new article, and much praise for HR articles.
Box 6, Folder 5

undated

Scope and Content Note

Generally from the 1960s. Ray Johnson paper piece, David Hare on the modern artist, John Ashbery regarding HR article he wants for his Paris magazine, Ben Raeburn regarding HR's review of Hannah Arendt, Irving Howe regarding a symposium he and HR were in, Kenneth Burke regarding Location.
Box 7

Professional Correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 7, Folder 1

1970

Scope and Content Note

Including Tom Hess regarding reprints of HR's articles, HR's statement against the war in Vietnam, William Phillips asking HR to review Irving Howe's latest book, Kenneth Burke and demise of Location.
Box 7, Folder 2

1970

Scope and Content Note

Including Paul Anbinder (ed. Harry Abrams, Inc.) regarding DeKooning ms., Robert De Niro (the painter) asking HR to recommend him to Mark Rothko Foundation for financial assistance, NEA requesting nominations for individual artist awards, HR notes to editor at Vogue about article that valorized Greenberg.
Box 7, Folder 3

1970

Scope and Content Note

Including Andre Emmerich inquiring about rumors of forgeries, Calvin Harlan writing from Mexico, much praise for HR's articles.
Box 7, Folder 4

1970-1977

Scope and Content Note

Phillip Guston letters and clipping.
Box 7, Folder 5

1971

Scope and Content Note

Including Robert Gottlieb asking HR to read a ms. by Gillo Dorfles, William Phillips asking HR to speak with Trilling at discussion about Modernism, Ihab Hassan, Frank Kermode inquiring as to whether HR would be interested in writing a book for the Modern Masters series, notice about debt incurred by Location, Adolph Gottlieb, Marvin Mudrick, Tom Hess.
Box 7, Folder 6

1971

Scope and Content Note

Including Octavio Paz requesting HR essay for Plural, Peter Saul informing HR of his upcoming show, HR writing to Norman Podhoretz correcting Daniel Bell's references to him in an article, Hans Richter.
Box 7, Folder 7

1971

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding a proposed book on Doestoevsky by HR for Modern Masters.
Box 7, Folder 8

1971

Scope and Content Note

Materials regarding HR's Act and Actor.
Box 7, Folder 9

1971-1974

Scope and Content Note

Materials regarding HR's Discovering the Present.
Box 7, Folder 10

1971

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding dedication ceremony for Barnett Newman's "Broken Obelisk" for which HR gave lecture.
Box 8

Professional Correspondence, 1972-1973

Box 8, Folder 1

1972

Scope and Content Note

Including Frances Morley writing about her husband the artist Malcolm Morley, Calvin Harlan, praise for HR's book The De-Definition of Art, William Phillips regarding the Partisan Review benefit committee, Henry Peacock, HR letter to William Shawn about Alsop's book.
Box 8, Folder 2

1972

Scope and Content Note

Including the Enciclopedia Italiana asking HR to write the entry on "Pop Art," John Hochmann (ed. Praeger) inquiring about HR ms., many requests to lecture.
Box 8, Folder 3

1972

Scope and Content Note

Including requests to review books for various presses, requests to lecture.
Box 8, Folder 4

1973

Scope and Content Note

Including William Phillips sending preliminary questions for Partisan Review panel discussions, Andre Emmerich objecting to HR's Morris Louis article, John Hochman (ed. Praeger) offering to publish HR's memoirs, Lydia Winston Malbin regarding HR's piece on Marinetti, Irving Howe proposing a book of essays on the new conservatism of American intellectuals, Jerre Mangione attacking HR for his review of The Dream and The Deal, with HR's reply.
Box 8, Folder 5

1973

Scope and Content Note

Including Irving Howe regarding a piece about artists who emerged from the Jewish immigrant experience, HR to Artforum defending himself against mistaken article, Advertising council asking HR to retire.
Box 8, Folder 6

1973

Scope and Content Note

Including Norman Toynton, Moira Roth, Saul Bellow regarding HR's reappointment to U. of Chicago.
Box 8, Folder 7

1973

Scope and Content Note

Including James Fitzsimmons, Cathleen Gallander, Ben Raeburn.
Box 9

Professional Correspondence, 1974-1975

Box 9, Folder 1

1974

Scope and Content Note

Including Ben Raeburn, HR to Lionel Trilling about his lecture, Bob Boyer about issue of Salamagundi devoted to Saul Bellow, Taylor Stoehr regarding biography of Paul Goodman, William Phillips asking HR to review Mary McCarthy's books about Watergate and Vietnam, Howard Conant inviting HR to be NYU's critic in residence.
Box 9, Folder 2

1974

Scope and Content Note

Including James Atlas about his biography of Delmore Schwartz, Norman Podhoretz about reviewing HR's Discovering the Present.
Box 9, Folder 3

1974

Scope and Content Note

Including program and other materials for the Palm Coast Symposium where HR was on the panel about Popular and Elite Culture, Saul Bellow, Hayden White.
Box 9, Folder 4

1975

Scope and Content Note

Including Kirk Varnedoe, Jim Fitzsimmons, Tom Hess.
Box 9, Folder 5

1974-1975

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Art on the Edge.
Box 10

Professional Correspondence, 1975-1976

Box 10, Folder 1

1975

Scope and Content Note

Including Diana Trilling, Melvin Tumin, William Phillips requesting a piece on the differences between the art scene in the 1940s and 1950s and the art scene of the 1970s, David Jenkins, Malitte Matta.
Box 10, Folder 2

1975

Scope and Content Note

Including Richard Avedon, John Russell about his book series The Meanings of Modern Art, Peter Saul, Raymond Hendler, Kirk Varnedoe, Hunter Dupree notifying HR of his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Box 10, Folder 3

1976

Scope and Content Note

Including Donald Hoffmann, Arthur Edelstein inviting Brandeis-sponsored memorial project for Phillip Rahv, Alexandra Penney.
Box 10, Folder 4

1976

Scope and Content Note

Including Jim Howell, Yves-Alain Bois, Melvin Tumin.
Box 10, Folder 5

1976

Scope and Content Note

Including Peter Saul, Norman Podhoretz, Lee Hall, Mark Krupnick regarding memoirs about Lionel Trilling and Phillip Rahv, Melvyn Hill regarding book about Hannah Arendt, Yve-Alain Bois, Aleksis Rannit.
Box 10, Folder 6

1976

Scope and Content Note

Including Alan Wallach regarding Marxism and the Arts panel HR will be on, Malitte Matta, Tullio Catalano, Fontana Paperbacks requesting refund of advance to HR for Dostoevsky.
Box 10, Folder 7

1976

Scope and Content Note

Richard Avedon regarding book for which HR is writing forward.
Box 10, Folder 8

1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding Morton Dauwen Zabel award from National Institute of Arts and Letters.
Box 11

Professional Correspondence, 1977-1978, undated

Box 11, Folder 1

1977

Scope and Content Note

Including Michael Weinberg about HR's Ophuls review, the Association of Artist-Run Galleries, Random House contract for HR's preface to Paul Goodman's Empire City, Robert Dash announcing exhibition, Macmillan requesting to reprint an HR essay in freshman composition textbook, Arien Mack requesting essay on Meyer Schapiro for Social Research, Robert Rosenblum correcting misconception about his work promulgated in HR article, Steve Vasey criticising Art on the Edge, Irving Howe announcing issue of Dissent attacking neo-conservatives like Hilton Kramer, Peter Plagens.
Box 11, Folder 2

1977

Scope and Content Note

Including Austin Wright asking HR to review his latest novel, William Plummer asking HR to review books for Quest/77, Calvin Tompkins requesting permission to read HR interview held at the Archives of American Art.
Box 11, Folder 3

1977

Scope and Content Note

Including invitation to the Triennale in New Delhi, Robert Rosenblum, Norman Podhoretz, Peter Saul, Jim Howell, Dore Ashton, Irving Howe, Melvin Tumin, William Phillips regarding rights on reprints, R.M. Elman.
Box 11, Folder 4

1978

Scope and Content Note

Including James Fitzsimmons, Peter Saul, William Shawn expressing concern for HR's health.
Box 11, Folder 5

Undatd material generally from the 1970s, undated, [ca. 1970s]

Scope and Content Note

Including James Fitzsimmons, Peter Saul, William Shawn expressing concern for HR's health.
 

Series I.B.  Family Correspondence, ca. 1939-1984

Physical Description: 4 boxes 1.66 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Organized chronologically by year, much of this correspondence is between family members or concerning family issues. Letters from the 1930s and 1940s give a sense of Rosenberg's life while he was working for the WPA and then the Office of War Information. Letters from Rosenberg's wife, May Natalie Tabak, are the only intimate ones in the archive. Some of the correspondence from people who were both professional associates of Rosenberg's and family friends may at times overlap with professional correspondence. There are many letters from Patia Rosenberg as she begins her professional life as an ethnomusicologist. Correspondence from after Rosenberg's death is directed to May Natalie Tabak Rosenberg.
Box 12

Family Correspondence, ca. 1939-1976

Box 12, Folder 1

ca. 1930-1939

Scope and Content Note

Letters from HR to May Tabak, his future? wife. Most of the letters have the salutation "Dear Johnny" or "Dear John," and they are dated by the day of the week only. Later postcards and letters from HR and May in Washington, D.C., where HR is with WPA, to his parents, describing their life. Cards from David Rosenberg, HR's brother, to their parents.
Box 12, Folder 2

1940-1949

Scope and Content Note

Postcards and letters from May and Harold to HR's parents from Washington D.C. and from Seattle. Letter from a friend named Parker ___? to May and Harold regarding poetry, Auden and Dwight MacDonald. Postcards from David Rosenberg to his parents.
Box 12, Folder 3

1950-1959

Scope and Content Note

Including Buffie ____?, Denise ____?, Mary Clyde, May Tabak's parents expressing support for HR and May's artistic endeavors and offering family histories, HR's brother David to their father, the writer Bill Arrowsmith describing life in Rome.
Box 12, Folder 4

ca. 1956-1976

Scope and Content Note

Letters from HR's wife, the writer May Natalie Tabak Rosenberg, to HR. Several letters from Yaddo, with details about fellow writers there, such as Herbert Gold, accounts of her writing struggles, and concerns about HR and their daughter Patia. Letters from Paris and Italy, one regarding fellow travelers such as Lionel Trilling, but most concerning issues in the marriage. Letters from NYC and Long Island about household matters, her writing, Patia, their relationship. Most letters are not dated.
Box 12, Folder 5

1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Including letters's from HR's mother and brother, from Paul Jenkins, Elaine De Kooning, Larry Rivers, and other friends.
Box 12, Folder 6

1962-1963

Scope and Content Note

Including letters from May Tabak's parents with condolences about the death of HR's brother Dave, HR's parents with thoughts about Dave and other matters, Erle Loran with San Francisco art world concerns, Larry Rivers.
Box 12, Folder 7

1964-1965

Scope and Content Note

Including the artist Beverly Pepper, HR's parents, May Tabak's parents, Hellen Galvin, Saul Steinberg, and other friends.
Box 13

Family Correspondence, 1966-1969, undated

Box 13, Folder 1

1966-1967

Scope and Content Note

Including Ida Abelman, Larry Rivers (?), May Tabak's parents, Saul Steinberg(?).
Box 13, Folder 2

1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

Including Francis Friedman, June Wayne, Rita Morrison.
Box 13, Folder 3

Undated, ca. 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Mother's Day Cards, Get Well Cards, Holiday Cards, letters.
Box 13, Folder 4

Undated, ca. 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Including Hedda Sterne, Paul Jenkins, George Ludlum, HR's mother.
Box 14

Family Correspondence, ca. 1965-1979, undated

Box 14, Folder 1

ca. 1965-1984

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Patia Rosenberg to her parents, May Tabak and HR, regarding her college and post-graduate studies in music and musicology, travels in Europe and Japan with her husband Mikao Isaku, the break-up of her marriage, teaching stints at UCLA and Berkeley, her writings and her parents' writings.
Box 14, Folder 2

1976-1984

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Patia Rosenberg to her parents, May Tabak and HR. Including souvenirs and photos from Taiwan, accounts of her writings.
Box 14, Folder 3

1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Including Saul Steinberg, June Wayne, Vera Klement, Judith Franks.
Box 14, Folder 4

1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

Including a relative regarding the inscription of HR's mother's grave monument, Presto ____? Michael Denneny regarding May Tabak's writing, Mercedes ____?
Box 14, Folder 5

1974-1976

Scope and Content Note

Including Michael Denneny regarding the importance of literature, Cleve Gray.
Box 14, Folder 6

1977-1979

Scope and Content Note

Including Edith Hartnett, Lee Hall, Hans Schweizer, Hannah Tillich.
Box 14, Folder 7

Undated, [ca. 1970s]

Scope and Content Note

Including Esteban Vicente, Presto ___?, Vera Klement.
Box 15

Family Correspondence, 1978-1984

Box 15, Folder 1

1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

Letters to May Tabak after HR's death. Including Hannah Tillich, Lee Hall, Saul Steinberg.
Box 15, Folder 2

1978

Scope and Content Note

Receipts from shops and addresses of friends in New Delhi; letter from New Delhi.
Box 15, Folder 3

1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

Materials regarding Harold Rosenberg's New York memorial, including guest lists, April 25, 1979. Also materials from Chicago memorial, October 10, 1979. Letter from May Tabak to William Shawn, thanking him for what he did for HR, with long account of her marriage to HR, July 1978.
Box 15, Folder 4

1980-1984

Scope and Content Note

Notes, cards, letters to May Tabak.
Box 15, Folder 5

1980-1984

Scope and Content Note

Notes, cards, letters to May Tabak.
 

Sereis I.C.  Business Correspondence, 1942-1984

Physical Description: 4 boxers 1.66 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Organized chronologically by year, these files contain bills, bank books, carbon copies of letters Rosenberg sent to various businesses, contracts, and financial papers of May Tabak's following Rosenberg's death. One item from his mother, a bankbook, dates to 1897.
Box 16

Business Correspondence, 1942-1967

Box 16, Folder 1

1942-1946

Scope and Content Note

Including bank book belonging to HR's mother, Fannie Ehdelman, with entries from 1897-1903, a deposit receipt made out to HR's mother (now Fannie Rosenberg) from 1906, HR's checkbook ledger from 1942-43.
Box 16, Folder 2

1950-1958

Scope and Content Note

Including cancelled checks signed by HR, check stubs, including one from HR's article "The American Action Painters," HR's savings bank book, carbon copies of many letters HR sent regarding repairs to his car, cigarette lighter, apartment, radio, kerosene burner, and other necessities.
Box 16, Folder 3

1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Including the bank book of HR's brother David, receipts, and carbon copies of letters HR sent regarding telephone bills, checking account statements, and income tax.
Box 16, Folder 4

1960-1964

Scope and Content Note

Including the Deed of Sale for HR's East Hampton house, book contracts.
Box 16, Folder 5

1962-1967

Scope and Content Note

Financial papers regarding the death of HR's brother David.
Box 16, Folder 6

1962-1963

Scope and Content Note

Including numerous cancelled checks signed by HR and May Tabak, check receipts for New Yorker articles, bank statements.
Box 17

Business Correspondence, 1964-1969, undated

Box 17, Folder 1

1964-1978

Scope and Content Note

Large file of photocopies of royalty reports and copyright agreements, many from foreign language publishers.
Box 17, Folder 2

1964-1965

Scope and Content Note

Including cancelled checks, check receipts for lectures HR gave or articles he wrote, investment bank balance, royalty reports.
Box 17, Folder 3

1966-1967

Scope and Content Note

Including check receipts, bank balances.
Box 17, Folder 4

1967-68

Scope and Content Note

Financial papers regarding HR's mother's Medicare, Social Security, Nursing Home bills.
Box 17, Folder 5

1968-69

Scope and Content Note

Including hospital bills, receipts, income tax forms, bank balances.
Box 17, Folder 6

Undated material, 1960s

Box 18

Business Correspondence, 1970-1973

Box 18, Folder 1

1970

Scope and Content Note

Including receipts, royalty statements, rent agreement.
Box 18, Folder 2

1971

Scope and Content Note

Including correspondence regarding automobile insurance, receipts, bank statements, royalty statements.
Box 18, Folder 3

1972

Scope and Content Note

Including cancelled checks, bank statements, insurance papers.
Box 18, Folder 4

1972

Scope and Content Note

Including cancelled checks, bank statements, insurance papers.
Box 18, Folder 5

1973

Scope and Content Note

Including income tax forms, bank statements, receipts.
Box 18, Folder 6

1973

Scope and Content Note

Including cancelled checks, royalty statements, medical insurance forms.
Box 19

Business Correspondence, 1974-1984

Box 19, Folder 1

1974

Scope and Content Note

Including check stubs, receipts, medical insurance forms, bank statements.
Box 19, Folder 2

1975

Scope and Content Note

Including cancelled checks, rent increase notice, bank statements, travel vouchers, letters from CPA Al Sohn.
Box 19, Folder 3

1976

Scope and Content Note

Including plumbing contract, bank statements, receipts.
Box 19, Folder 4

1977-1979

Scope and Content Note

Including income tax forms, royalty statements, car insurance forms.
Box 19, Folder 5

1980-1982

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between May Tabak and the publishers of HR's books regarding rights and royalties.
Box 19, Folder 6

1980-1982

Scope and Content Note

Including bills, bank statements, insurance policies.
Box 19, Folder 7

1983-1984

Scope and Content Note

Including bills and bank statements.
Box 19, Folder 8

undated

Scope and Content Note

Airline tickets for HR and May Tabak.
 

Series II.  Manuscripts, 1929-1978

Physical Description: 32 boxes 13.34 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts are arranged chronologically, though at times it has been possible to assign an approximate date only. From 1961 to 1976, the writings of each year occupy a manuscript box, and within each year the writings are arranged in alphabetical order. Where the name of the serial publishing a piece is known, it is included.
 

Series II.A.  Harold Rosenberg's Writings, 1929-1978

Physical Description: 28 boxes 11.6 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Harold Rosenberg's numerous writings comprise this sub-series, which includes books, book reviews, exhibition reviews, and political essays. In many cases the evolution of a manuscript is discernible through notes, drafts, corrected typescripts and galleys. Often, correspondence with an editor accompanies these papers. The manuscripts before 1960 are interesting for what they reveal about Rosenberg's intellectual development prior to his period of relative celebrity; by contrast, Rosenberg's later writings, primarily for The New Yorker, show the maturation of his thought and style. A small portion of the manuscripts pertain to Rosenberg's various "day-jobs," including his work for the Federal Writer's Project, writing and editing guidebooks to America's art and architecture; his work for the Office of War Information during World War II, for which he wrote radio scripts and conceived propaganda posters; and his consulting work for the American Advertising Council. Unpublished material includes drafts of a never completed book on Dostoevsky. There is also material related to debates surrounding the Nuremberg trials, including a file about Hannah Arendt's book, Eichmann in Jerusalem, and one on Max Ophuls' film The Memory of Justice.
Box 20

Writings, 1929-1943

Box 20, Folder 1

1929

Scope and Content Note

Notes accompanying annotated copy of What Is To Be Done? , by V.I. Lenin.
Box 20, Folder 2

1931

Scope and Content Note

Review of Death and Taxes, by Dorothy Parker.
Box 20, Folder 3

1931

Scope and Content Note

"Chaos and Its Echo," review of The Melody of Chaos, by Houston Peterson.
Box 20, Folder 4

1932

Scope and Content Note

"Character Change and the Drama," Symposium.
Box 20, Folder 5

1932

Scope and Content Note

"Character Change and the Drama," (further drafts).
Box 20, Folder 6

1933

Scope and Content Note

Review of Men of Good Will by Jules Romains, Symposium
Box 20, Folder 7

1934

Scope and Content Note

Review of I, Candidate for Governor and How I Got Licked, by Upton Sinclair
Box 20, Folder 8

ca. 1935

Scope and Content Note

"Some Questions Which Face American Writers Today," a questionaire from Partisan Review, with HR's essay-length reply.
Box 20, Folder 9

ca. 1935

Scope and Content Note

"Society and Form," review of Permanence and Change, by Kenneth Burke.
Box 20, Folder 10

1935

Scope and Content Note

"The Strong Man of Luxury," poem, Alcestis.
Box 20, Folder 11

1935

Scope and Content Note

"The American Writers' Congress," Poetry.
Box 20, Folder 12

1936

Scope and Content Note

"Sanity, Individuality, and Poetry," The New Act: A Literary Review, ed. Harold Rosenberg and H.R. Hays.
Box 20, Folder 13

ca. 1937

Scope and Content Note

"Two Tales," review of The New World, by Edgar Lee Masters, and The Story of Lowry Maen, by Padraic Colum.
Box 20, Folder 14

ca. 1937

Scope and Content Note

"The Stages: A Geography of Human Action."
Box 20, Folder 15

1938

Scope and Content Note

"The God in the Car," Poetry.
Box 20, Folder 16

1938

Scope and Content Note

Essay on American literature, originally enclosed in letter to May Tabak.
Box 20, Folder 17

1938-1940

Scope and Content Note

Outline and writings on American art and architecture for WPA Guidebooks.
Box 20, Folder 18

1939

Scope and Content Note

"Myth and History," Partisan Review.
Box 20, Folder 19

ca. 1939

Scope and Content Note

Journal pages regarding Marx, literature, philosophy.
Box 20, Folder 20

1939

Scope and Content Note

Several versions of an essay on Thoman Mann, Partisan Review.
Box 20, Folder 21

1941

Scope and Content Note

Men at Work: Stories of People At Their Jobs in America , book in Work Projects Administration, American Life Series, edited by HR.
Box 20, Folder 22

1941

Scope and Content Note

"Time in Costume," review of Between the Acts, by Virginia Woolf, Partisan Review.
Box 20, Folder 23

1942

Scope and Content Note

"On the Fall of Paris," Partisan Review.
Box 20, Folder 24

ca. 1942

Scope and Content Note

"On the Art of Escape," a review of The Seventh Cross, by Anna Seghers.
Box 20, Folder 25

1942

Scope and Content Note

Contribution to discussion, "Towards the Unknown," View.
Box 20, Folder 26

1943

Scope and Content Note

Radio scripts HR wrote for Office of War Information.
Box 20, Folder 27

ca. 1943

Scope and Content Note

Review of Marc Chagall, by Raissa Maritain, Contemporary Record.
Box 20, Folder 28

ca. 1943

Scope and Content Note

Review of Camille Pissarro: Letters to His son Lucien, ed. John Rewald.
Box 20, Folder 29

ca. 1943

Scope and Content Note

"The Case of the Baffled Radical," review of Arthur Koestler's Arrival and Departure, Partisan Review.
Box 20, Folder 30

1943

Scope and Content Note

"Heroes of Self-Defeat," review of The Conspiracy of Carpenters.
Box 21

Writings, 1944-1949

Box 21, Folder 1

1944

Scope and Content Note

"Marc Chagall: Jewish Modernist Master," Contemporary Jewish Record.
Box 21, Folder 2

1944-1946

Scope and Content Note

Script by HR for Office of War Information.
Box 21, Folder 3

1944-1946

Scope and Content Note

Scripts by HR for the Office of War Information.
Box 21, Folder 4

1944

Scope and Content Note

"Clausewitz on War," radio play by HR, broadcast on The Human Adventure.
Box 21, Folder 5

ca. 1945

Scope and Content Note

"How to Become Nobody," review of The Perennial Philosophy, by Aldous Huxley and of Vendetta for the Western World, by Christopher Isherwood, Commentary.
Box 21, Folder 6

ca. 1945

Scope and Content Note

Political notes, writings, clippings.
Box 21, Folder 7

ca. 1945

Scope and Content Note

"Thoman Mann's Joseph: A Humanist Myth."
Box 21, Folder 8

1945

Scope and Content Note

"The Messenger," A Radio Drama, and "The Game of the Chinese Laundryman," by HR for Instead.
Box 21, Folder 9

1945

Scope and Content Note

"A Novel of Existence," review of For the Sake of Heaven, by Martin Buber, Commentary.
Box 21, Folder 10

1946

Scope and Content Note

"Notes on Identity: With Special Reference to the Mixed Philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard," View.
Box 21, Folder 11

1946

Scope and Content Note

"Athalie," radio play by HR.
Box 21, Folder 12

ca. 1946

Scope and Content Note

Review of In Time and Eternity: A Jewish Reader, Commentary.
Box 21, Folder 13

1946

Scope and Content Note

"The Dialectics of Thaw," review of The Short Novels of Tolstoy, Nation.
Box 21, Folder 14

1946

Scope and Content Note

Review of David the King, by Gladys Schmitt.
Box 21, Folder 15

1947

Scope and Content Note

"Paris Exhibition of Six Americans," catalog essay?
Box 21, Folder 16

1947

Scope and Content Note

Galley proofs for Possibilities, co-edited by HR, with writing by HR.
Box 21, Folder 17

1947

Scope and Content Note

Brief essay for Baziotes catalog.
Box 21, Folder 18

ca. 1947

Scope and Content Note

"Pictures of Jews," review of Polish Jews: A Pictorial Record, by Roman Vishniac, and of The Vanished World, ed. Raphael Abramovitch.
Box 21, Folder 19

1947

Scope and Content Note

Review of Island in the Atlantic, by Waldo Frank, Commentary.
Box 21, Folder 20

ca. 1948

Scope and Content Note

"Experts of the Self," review of Tales of the Hasidim: The Early Masters, by Martin Buber and of The Story of the Baal Shem, by Dr. J.J. Snitzer, Commentary.
Box 21, Folder 21

1948

Scope and Content Note

"Advertising - A New Weapon in the World-Wide Fight for Freedom," a guide prepared by the Advertising Council and USIS.
Box 21, Folder 22

ca. 1949

Scope and Content Note

"Explanation of Jean Cocteau's 'The Blood of a Poet'."
Box 21, Folder 23

1949

Scope and Content Note

Advertising Council memo on Mental Illness in the US, with notes by HR criticizing the campaign.
Box 21, Folder 24

1949

Scope and Content Note

"The Pathos of the Proletariat," Kenyon Review.
Box 21, Folder 25

1949

Scope and Content Note

"William De Kooning: A Desperate View."
Box 21, Folder 26

1949

Scope and Content Note

"The Communist, His Mentality and His Morals," from Commentary, reprinted in Congressional Record Appendix.
Box 21, Folder 27

undated, [1940s?]

Scope and Content Note

"Breton - A Dialogue," play by HR.
Box 21, Folder 28

undated, [1940s?]

Scope and Content Note

"The Coming Economic Collapse."
Box 22

Writings, 1950-1959

Box 22, Folder 1

ca. 1950

Scope and Content Note

"French Poetry and American Silence," Encounter.
Box 22, Folder 2

1950

Scope and Content Note

Review of The Writer and the Psychoanalyst, by Edmund Berger and of The Psychoanalyst and the Artist, by Daniel E. Schneider, The Scene Before Us.
Box 22, Folder 3

ca. 1950

Scope and Content Note

"Portraying Communism," Les Temps Modernes and Twentieth Century.
Box 22, Folder 4

ca. 1951

Scope and Content Note

"The Intellectuals and the American Idea," Commentary.
Box 22, Folder 5

1951

Scope and Content Note

"Politics As Dancing," review of The Watch, by Carlo Levi.
Box 22, Folder 6

1952

Scope and Content Note

"The American Action Painters," Art News.
Box 22, Folder 7

1952

Scope and Content Note

"The Anthropologist's Stone," The Twentieth Century.
Box 22, Folder 8

1953

Scope and Content Note

"Anti-pereus," review of Painting in Britain 1530-1790, by E.K. Waterhouse, and of Architecture of India, by Benjamin Rowland, Art Digest.
Box 22, Folder 9

1953

Scope and Content Note

"Estheticians and Radicals," Saturday Review of Literature.
Box 22, Folder 10

1953

Scope and Content Note

"Virtual Revolution," review of Feeling and Form, by Susanne K. Langer.
Box 22, Folder 11

1953

Scope and Content Note

"A Fable for American Painters," (published as "Parable for American Painters,") review of the American art show at the Met, Art News.
Box 22, Folder 12

1953

Scope and Content Note

Possible topics for Art Digest symposium on the figure.
Box 22, Folder 13

1953

Scope and Content Note

"The Sum of Many Colors," review of The Philosophy of Modern Art, by Herbert Read, and A Background for Beauty, by Arnold Silcock, Saturday Review.
Box 22, Folder 14

1954

Scope and Content Note

HR's proposal for book about American art, written in letter form to Nathan Glazer of Doubleday & Co.
Box 22, Folder 15

1954

Scope and Content Note

"New Painting: Old Song and Dance," (published as "The New American Painting,") Antioch Review.
Box 22, Folder 16

ca. 1955

Scope and Content Note

"Roadside Arcadia," a piece about small town America.
Box 22, Folder 17

1956

Scope and Content Note

"Everyman a Professional," Art News.
Box 22, Folder 18

1956

Scope and Content Note

"The Problem of Jewish 'Alienhood'," review of The American Jew, by Ben Halpern, The New Leader.
Box 22, Folder 19

ca. 1956

Scope and Content Note

"The Poet as Intellectual," review of the first seven volumes of Paul Valery's Collected Works (English).
Box 22, Folder 20

ca. 1957

Scope and Content Note

Notes for review of The Prince and the Showgirl.
Box 22, Folder 21

1958

Scope and Content Note

Catalog for Action Painting show at Dallas Museum, containing conversation with Thomas Hess and Harold Rosenberg.
Box 22, Folder 22

1958

Scope and Content Note

"Beings Added to Nature," review of Painting and Reality, by Etienne Gilson, Saturday Review.
Box 22, Folder 23

1958

Scope and Content Note

"Twilight of the Intellectuals," Dissent.
Box 22, Folder 24

1958

Scope and Content Note

Untitled ("The exposure of passion...")
Box 22, Folder 25

ca. 1958

Scope and Content Note

"An Attempt at Anti-Myth," The New Leader.
Box 22, Folder 26

ca. 1958

Scope and Content Note

"Tenth Street: A Geography of Modern Art."
Box 22, Folder 27

1959

Scope and Content Note

Introduction to Aaron Siskind book.
Box 22, Folder 28

undated, [195?]

Scope and Content Note

"The Orgamerican Fantasy."
Box 22, Folder 29

undated, [1950s?]

Scope and Content Note

"Pledged to the Marvelous," open letter to Mr. Herberg about Judaism and Marxism, Commentary.
Box 22, Folder 30

undated, [195?]

Scope and Content Note

Offprint of Commentary piece by Leslie Fiedler on the Jew-Villain in the Western Tradition, with HR's typewritten annotated response.
Box 23

Writings, 1950-1976

Scope and Content Note

Research and writing on Dostoevsky, including an article, "Dostoevsky's Idea," not published, and various drafts of chapters for a book HR never completed. See also "The Idiot: Second Century," 1968.
Box 23, Folder 1

ca. 1950

Scope and Content Note

"Dostoevsky's Idea," handwritten draft.
Box 23, Folder 2

ca. 1950

Scope and Content Note

"Dostoevsky's Idea," typewritten drafts.
Box 23, Folder 3

undated

Scope and Content Note

"The Last Idea," a draft of Chapter 1.
Box 23, Folder 4

undated

Scope and Content Note

"A Different Modernism," draft of a chapter ?, with various drafts.
Box 23, Folder 5

undated

Scope and Content Note

Various drafts, not organized.
Box 24

Writings, 1959

Box 24, Folder 1-2

The Tradition of the New, typescript, 1959

Box 24, Folder 3

Notes for The Tradition of the New, 1959

Box 25

Writings, 1960-1961

Box 25, Folder 1

1960

Scope and Content Note

"On Post-Christian Man," Big Table.
Box 25, Folder 2

1960

Scope and Content Note

"Judging New Art," Preface to second edition of The Tradition of the New.
Box 25, Folder 3

1960

Scope and Content Note

"Literary Form and Social Hallucination," Partisan Review.
Box 25, Folder 4

1960

Scope and Content Note

"Art Collector as Hero," review of Confessions of an Art Addict, by Peggy Guggenheim.
Box 25, Folder 5

1961

Scope and Content Note

Review of Between Past and Future, by Hannah Arendt.
Box 25, Folder 6

ca. 1961

Scope and Content Note

"Community, Values, Comedy," review of Maurice Stein's The Eclipse of Community.
Box 25, Folder 7

1961-1963

Scope and Content Note

Large file of notes, drafts, and other material used for lectures given at Oberlin, Princeton and Baltimore.
Box 25, Folder 8

1961

Scope and Content Note

"A Spectrum of Poetry Today," Commentary.
Box 25, Folder 9

1961

Scope and Content Note

"Saul Steinberg's The Labyrinth, Book find News.
Box 25, Folder 10

1961

Scope and Content Note

Review of Sixth Bienal at Sao Paolo, Brazil, Art News.
Box 25, Folder 11

1961

Scope and Content Note

"The Cold War and the Future of the West," Partisan Review.
Box 25, Folder 12

ca. 1961

Scope and Content Note

"The Search for Jackson Pollock."
Box 25, Folder 13

undated

Scope and Content Note

"Moral Attitudes and Will to Achievement of Americans."
Box 25, Folder 14

undated

Scope and Content Note

File with various writings and clippings regarding Action Painting.
Box 26

Writings, 1962

Box 26, Folder 1

"Action Painting: A Decade of Distortion,"

Scope and Content Note

Art News, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 2

Arshille Gorky

Scope and Content Note

materials regarding Gorky book, including letters, manuscripts, photos, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 3

Arshille Gorky

Scope and Content Note

partial typescript, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 4

Eulogy for Franz Kline, ca. 1962.

Box 26, Folder 5

"The Game of Illusion,"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 6

"Gorky and History,"

Scope and Content Note

HR's response to Paul Goodman's review of his Gorky book, Partisan Review, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 7

"The Horse's Mouth,"

Scope and Content Note

review of The Artist's Voice, by Katherine Kuh, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 8

"Intelligent Uneasiness,"

Scope and Content Note

review of Letter to a Young Painter, by Sir Herbert Read, ca. 1962.
Box 26, Folder 9

Notes

Scope and Content Note

to Irving Howe about intellectuals and McCarthyism, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 10

Notes, drafts and clippings

Scope and Content Note

regarding talks HR gave at Brandeis, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 11

Notes, drafts, clippings

Scope and Content Note

regarding talk at Baltimore Museum, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 12

"Paperback Art Books,"

Scope and Content Note

New York Times Book Review, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 13

"Prophet of Psychopolitics,"

Scope and Content Note

review of The Hidden Remnant, by Gerald Sykes, New York Times, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 14

Review

Scope and Content Note

of Paul Klee, by Felix Klee, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 15

Review

Scope and Content Note

of Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals, by Paul Goodman, ca. 1962.
Box 26, Folder 16

Review

Scope and Content Note

of The Tangled Bank, by Stanley Edgar Hyman, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 17

"A Risk for the Intelligence,"

Scope and Content Note

essay about the consciousness of art history in contemporary art, New Yorker, 1962.
Box 26, Folder 18

Talk

Scope and Content Note

about the media, referring to the Chesman case, ca. 1962.
Box 27

Writings, 1963

Box 27, Folder 1

"The American Scene"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 2

"Anti-Intellectualism and the Intellectuals"

Scope and Content Note

review of Hofstadter book, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, in New York Times Book Review, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 3

"The Armory Show"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 4

"Art and Identity"

Scope and Content Note

review of Gorky retrospective at MOMA, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 5

"The Art Object"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 6

"Black and Pistachio"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 7

Essay

Scope and Content Note

on Hans Hofmann for MOMA catalog, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 8

"Hans Hofmann and the Stability of the New"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 9

"International Art and the New Globalism"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 10

"Literature and Art"

Scope and Content Note

review of The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin, and Eichmann in Jerusalem, by Hannah Arendt, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 11

"The New As Value"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 12

"On Art Movements"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 13

"Painting is a Way of Living"

Scope and Content Note

essay about De Kooning, New Yorker, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 14

"The Politics of Art"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1963.
Box 27, Folder 15

Transcript of talks HR made at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1963

Box 28

Writings, 1964

Box 28, Folder 1

"Aesthetics of Crisis"

Scope and Content Note

review of Epoch and Artist, by David Jones, New Yorker, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 2

"Art and the Shared Metaphor"

Scope and Content Note

(also titled "Modern Art and the Absent Artist"), review of Gombrich's Meditations on a Hobby Horse, Saturday Review, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 3

"Art As Thinking"

Scope and Content Note

review of The Thinking Eye, by Paul Klee, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 4

"The Art Object"

Scope and Content Note

talk about collage given at Rutgers, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 5

"De Kooning"

Scope and Content Note

Vogue, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 6

"Insurrection"

Scope and Content Note

essay on Leavis, New Yorker, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 7

"Jasper Johns: Things the Mind Already Knows"

Scope and Content Note

Vogue, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 8

"Malraux and His Critics: Echoes of Destiny"

Scope and Content Note

review of Malraux anthology edited by R.W.B. Lewis, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 9

"The Naturalization Papers of Psychoanalysis"

Scope and Content Note

review of Psychoanalysis and Contemporary American Culture , ed. Ruitenbeek, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 10

"1914"

Scope and Content Note

review of Baltimore Museum exhibition of paintings and sculpture from 1914, Art News, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 11

"No Room at the Top"

Scope and Content Note

essay about Trotsky, New Yorker, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 12

"Novelty and Value"

Scope and Content Note

a talk presented at Penn State, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 13

"Problems in the Teaching of Artists"

Scope and Content Note

Art Journal, 1964. (Based on talk given at Midwest College Art Conference, 1962.)
Box 28, Folder 14

Reprint

Scope and Content Note

in Bulgarian USIS bulletin of HR's "It Can Happen to Anyone," a review of Alienation: The Cultural Climate of Our Time, New York Times Book Review (rough draft of English version included), 1964.
Box 28, Folder 15

Review

Scope and Content Note

of Culture Against Man, by Jules Henry, The New York Review of Books, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 16

"The Third Dimension of Georg Lukacs"

Scope and Content Note

(also titled "Elements of the Age"), Dissent, 1964.
Box 28, Folder 17

"Vistas in the Arts"

Scope and Content Note

talk given at Columbia, also published in Partisan Review, 1964.
Box 29

Writings, 1964

Box 29, Folder 1

Typescript of The Anxious Object, pp.1-146, 1964.

Box 29, Folder 2

Typescript of The Anxious Object, pp.147-235, 1964

Box 29, Folder 3

Notes for second edition of The Anxious Object

Box 29, Folder 4

Drafts of preface to second edition of The Anxious Object

Box 30

Writings, 1965

Box 30, Folder 1

"The Art Establishment"

Scope and Content Note

Esquire, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 2

"Calendar of Creation"

Scope and Content Note

essay about the young artist, Vogue, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 3

"Christmas Art Books"

Scope and Content Note

Vogue, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 4

Comment

Scope and Content Note

on Partisan Review Statement about Vietnam and Dominican Republic, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 5

"Criticism and its Premises"

Scope and Content Note

paper for Penn State seminar on Research and Curriculum Development, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 6

"Criticism and its Premises"

Scope and Content Note

more drafts of above paper, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 7

"From Play-Acting to Self"

Scope and Content Note

review of The Words, by Sartre, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 8

"Guilt to the Vanishing Point"

Scope and Content Note

about Eichmann's trial, Commentary, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 9

"Hans Hofmann"

Scope and Content Note

Vogue, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 10

"The Method of Hans Hofmann"

Scope and Content Note

partial drafts, research materials, correspondence, clippings, and interviews regarding the proposed book, 1965-72.
Box 30, Folder 11

"The New Role of the University in Relation to the Creative Mind"

Scope and Content Note

talk given at Southern Illinois University, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 12

"Philosophy in a Pop Key"

Scope and Content Note

review of Understanding Media, by Marshall McLuhan, New Yorker, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 13

Review

Scope and Content Note

of Jonah, by Paul Goodman, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 14

"Rivers' commedia dell'arte"

Scope and Content Note

Art News, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 15

"Scholarship, Criticism and An Educated Public"

Scope and Content Note

talk given for Midwest Public Relations Institute conference on Art as Status, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 16

"A State of Mind"

Scope and Content Note

review of The History of Surrealism, by Maurice Nadeau, and Diary of a Genius, by Salvador Dali, in New York Times Book Review, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 17

"Toti Scialoja's Serial Images"

Scope and Content Note

catalog essay, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 18

"Twentieth Century Art"

Scope and Content Note

lecture delivered at Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1965.
Box 30, Folder 19

"The Vanishing Intellectual"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1965.
Box 31

Writings, 1966

Box 31, Folder 1

Autobiographical notes

Scope and Content Note

requested by Horizon Press, 1966.
Box 31, Folder 2

"The Commissar and the Id"

Scope and Content Note

review of Art and Society, by Herbert Read, 1966.
Box 31, Folder 3

"The End of Art"

Scope and Content Note

a seminar given in Carbondale, 1966.
Box 31, Folder 4

Eulogy for Hans Hofmann, ca. 1966

Box 31, Folder 5

Is There a Jewish Art?"

Scope and Content Note

Commentary, 1966.
Box 31, Folder 6

Lecture

Scope and Content Note

on surrealism; Carbondale, 1966.
Box 31, Folder 7

"Leftovers of Revolt"

Scope and Content Note

possibly published in Encounter, but also was version of preface to second edition of The Anxious Object, 1966.
Box 31, Folder 8

"Nakian: Eros and Grief"

Scope and Content Note

Vogue, 1966.
Box 31, Folder 9

Preface

Scope and Content Note

to Paul Goodman's Five Years, 1966.
Box 31, Folder 10

Review (fragment)

Scope and Content Note

of Psychedelic Art show at the Guggenheim, 1966.
Box 31, Folder 11

"Saul Steinberg's Art World"

Scope and Content Note

Art News, 1966.
Box 31, Folder 12

"Values and Audiences"

Scope and Content Note

talk given at San Francisco Art Institute symposium, "The Current Moment in Art," 1966.
Box 31, Folder 13

"Virtuosos of Boredom"

Scope and Content Note

Vogue, 1966
Box 32

Writings, 1967

Box 32, Folder 1

"The American Woman's Dilemma"

Scope and Content Note

Vogue, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 2

"The Art Game"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, review of Diary of an Art Dealer, by Rene Gimpel, also titled "The Art Dealer," 1967.
Box 32, Folder 3

"Art of Bad Conscience"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 4

"Defining Art"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1967, with related materials, including various notes and drafts, and 2 clippings: "Experimental Art," by Allan Kaprow, and an interview with Frank Stella and Donald Judd.
Box 32, Folder 5

"Dr. Taylor's Paper"

Scope and Content Note

The Next Fifty Years, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 6

Homage

Scope and Content Note

to Ad Reinhardt, ca. 1967.
Box 32, Folder 7

"Homage to Hans Hofmann"

Scope and Content Note

Art News, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 8

"Hypothesis for Criticism"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 9

"Liberal Anti-Communism Revisited"

Scope and Content Note

Commentary, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 10

"Lights! Lights!"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 11

"Masculinity: Real and Put On"

Scope and Content Note

Vogue, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 12

"Means for the Critical Evaluation of Art Performance in the Visual Arts"

Scope and Content Note

talk given at SUNY, Buffalo, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 13

"Movement in Art"

Scope and Content Note

Vogue, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 14

"Museum of the New"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 15

"The Mythic Act"

Scope and Content Note

also titled "Pollock's Mythic Paintings," New Yorker, 1967. Includes clipping of article on Pollock by Clement Greenberg.
Box 32, Folder 16

"The Nineteen-Sixties: Time in the Modern Museum"

Scope and Content Note

review of MOMA exhibition "The 60s," New Yorker, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 17

"Retour de l'USSR"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 18

"Steinberg: The Artist and the Mask"

Scope and Content Note

Vogue, 1967.
Box 32, Folder 19

"What's Happening to America?"

Scope and Content Note

Partisan Review, 1967.
Box 33

Writings, 1968

Box 33, Folder 1

"Art and Reality"

Scope and Content Note

Commencement address, Lake Forest College, 1968.
Box 33, Folder 2

"Art, Design, and the Great Parade"

Scope and Content Note

Vogue, 1968.
Box 33, Folder 3

"The Avant-Garde Sensibility"

Scope and Content Note

a chapter of Quality, ed. Louis Kronenberger, 1968.
Box 33, Folder 4

Baudelaire Conference, "La Decouverte du Present"

Scope and Content Note

Various materials, including correspondence, programs, ms. of paper HR gave at conference, "Toward the End of Art History," and manuscripts of other participants, 1968.
Box 33, Folder 5

"The Concept of Action Painting"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1968.
Box 33, Folder 6

"Discovering the Present"

Scope and Content Note

review of Baudelaire conference where HR was participant, New Yorker, 1968.
Box 33, Folder 7

"D.M.Z. Vanguardism"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1968.
Box 33, Folder 8

"Engendered in the Eye"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1968.
Box 33, Folder 9

"Government by Masquerade"

Scope and Content Note

review of The Selling of the President, by Joe McGinnis, ca. 1968.
Box 33, Folder 10

"A Guide for the Unperplexed"

Scope and Content Note

translated into Czech for USIS bulletin, Amerika Kultura, 1968. (Originally published in Art News, 1966.)
Box 33, Folder 11

"The Idiot: Second Century"

Scope and Content Note

essay on Dostoevsky's novel, New Yorker, 1968.
Box 34

Writings, 1968

Box 34, Folder 1

"L'Histoire de L'Art Touche a Sa Fin"

Scope and Content Note

Preuves, 1968.
Box 34, Folder 2

"MOMA Dada"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1968.
Box 34, Folder 3

Notes

Scope and Content Note

on war and anti-war films, 1968.
Box 34, Folder 4

"Primitive a la Mode"

Scope and Content Note

review of Dubuffet retrospective at MOMA, 1968.
Box 34, Folder 5

"Signs"

Scope and Content Note

review of Gottlieb retrospective at the Whitney, New Yorker, 1968.
Box 34, Folder 6

"Surrealism in the Streets"

Scope and Content Note

review of poster exhibition at MOMA, New Yorker, 1968.
Box 34, Folder 7

"The Thirties"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1968.
Box 34, Folder 8

"Vicissitudes of the Square"

Scope and Content Note

review of Constructivism, by George Rickey, New Yorker, 1968.
Box 34, Folder 9

"What is the art for today?"

Scope and Content Note

Chicago Daily News, 1968.
Box 34, Folder 10

"Where to Begin"

Scope and Content Note

chapter in book based on symposium at U. of Kentucky, The Humanities in the Schools, included with preface by Harold Taylor, editor, 1968.
Box 35

Writings, 1969

Box 35, Folder 1

"Aesthetic America,"

Scope and Content Note

chapter by HR in American Civilization, ed. Daniel Boorstin, with correspondence and other relevant material, 1969.
Box 35, Folder 2

"Aesthetic America"

Scope and Content Note

rough drafts of chapter by HR in American Civilization, ed. Daniel Boorstin, 1969.
Box 35, Folder 3

"After Ten Years"

Scope and Content Note

preface to new edition of the Tradition of the New, 1969.
Box 35, Folder 4

"Arp: Pro-Art Dada"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1969.
Box 35, Folder 5

"Art and Words"

Scope and Content Note

about the use of language in visual art, New Yorker, 1969.
Box 35, Folder 6

"Educating Artists"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker (with earlier draft of paper given at conference, "The New University Trained Artist"), 1969.
Box 35, Folder 7

"Europe en Route"

Scope and Content Note

review of the European Painting Today show at The Jewish Museum, New Yorker, 1969.
Box 35, Folder 8

"Icon Maker"

Scope and Content Note

review of Barnett Newman exhibition, New Yorker, 1969.
Box 35, Folder 9

"Insolence of Office"

Scope and Content Note

article about artists' and critics' protest against MOMA's policies and practices, with various clippings and notes, 1969.
Box 35, Folder 10

"L'Ecole de New York"

Scope and Content Note

review of Metropolitan Museum exhibition, "New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970," New Yorker, 1969.
Box 35, Folder 11

"Marilyn Mondrian"

Scope and Content Note

review of Pop Art Redefined, by Suzi Gablik and John Russell, New Yorker, 1969.
Box 35, Folder 12

MOMA's Napas

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1969.
Box 35, Folder 13

"Past Machines, Future Art"

Scope and Content Note

review of MOMA exhibition "The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age," New Yorker, 1969.
Box 35, Folder 14

Review

Scope and Content Note

of De Kooning's Drawings, by Thomas B. Hess, New Yorker, undated (ca. 1969)
Box 36

Writings, 1969

Box 36, Folder 1

Act and Actor

Scope and Content Note

corrected typed ms. of HR's book, 1969.
Box 36, Folder 2

Act and Actor

Scope and Content Note

notes, rough drafts, 1969.
Box 36, Folder 3

Act and Actor

Scope and Content Note

notes and various drafts, including ms. "The Diminished Act," about Valery.
Box 36, Folder 4

Act and Actor

Scope and Content Note

notes, correspondence, and clippings.
Box 36, Folder 5

"Art and Its Double"

Scope and Content Note

first chapter of Artworks and Packages; with Christo photo and catalog, 1969. (Previously published as "L'Histoire de L'Art Touche a Sa Fin," Preuves, 1968; also given as talk at Baudelaire conference, "Toward the End of Art History," 1968.)
Box 37

Writings, 1970

Box 37, Folder 1

Art News

Scope and Content Note

HR's answers to questionnaire about museums, with letters from Tom Hess, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 2

Barnett Newman eulogy, 1970

Box 37, Folder 3

Conference

Scope and Content Note

on Structures of Meaning, including HR's memo on the topic, correspondence, etc., 1970.
Box 37, Folder 4

"Confrontation"

Scope and Content Note

review of Art and Confrontation: The Arts in an Age of Change , New Yorker, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 5

"De-aestheticization"

Scope and Content Note

essay about the trend toward de-aestheticizing the work of art, New Yorker, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 6

"Dilemmas of a New Season"

Scope and Content Note

essay about the relationship between politics and art as portrayed by museums, New Yorker, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 7

"Internationalism and Regionalism"

Scope and Content Note

conference paper given at second congress of the International Association of Art Critics and published as chapter of Art et/and Perception, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 8

"Keeping Up"

Scope and Content Note

about current American painting, New Yorker, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 9

"Liberation from Detachment"

Scope and Content Note

review of Philip Guston show, New Yorker, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 10

"Megaphones"

Scope and Content Note

anouncement of sale of prints by artists in support of peace candidates, ca. 1970.
Box 37, Folder 11

"Politics of Illusion"

Scope and Content Note

essay about Marx and farce for The Humanities in Revolution, ed. Ihab Hassan?, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 12

"Pollock to Pop: Twenty Years of Painting and Sculpture"

Scope and Content Note

Horizon, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 13

"The Post-Art Artist"

Scope and Content Note

talk given at Penn State conference to be included in Arts in Society, ed., Edward Kamarck, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 14

"Redmen to Earthworks"

Scope and Content Note

review of "19th Century America" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, New Yorker, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 15

"Rothko"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 16

"The Woman Behind Great Thinkers"

Scope and Content Note

about Ruth Nanda Anshen, Vogue, 1970.
Box 37, Folder 17

"Young Masters, New Critics"

Scope and Content Note

review of Frank Stella retrospective at MOMA, New Yorker, 1970.
Box 38

Writings, 1971

Box 38, Folder 1

"The Art Object"

Scope and Content Note

essay for Plural, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 2

"Art's Other Self"

Scope and Content Note

on Andy Warhol, New Yorker, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 3

"The Cubist Epoch"

Scope and Content Note

review of Douglas Cooper exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, New Yorker, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 4

"The Imperator Complex"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 5

"Johnson's Men"

Scope and Content Note

review of Lester Johnson show, New Yorker, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 6

"Meaning in Mondrian"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 7

"Not Making It"

Scope and Content Note

essay about Duchamp, with Calvin Tomkins article about Duchamp (1965), New Yorker, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 8

"On the De-Definition of Art"

Scope and Content Note

Marilyn Institute commencement address, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 9

"Paris Annexed"

Scope and Content Note

review of "Four Americans in Paris," exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 10

Review

Scope and Content Note

of My Galleries and Painters, by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 11

Review

Scope and Content Note

of The Unfashionable Human Body, by Bernard Rudofsky, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 12

"Set Out for Clayton!"

Scope and Content Note

review of Herbert Marcuse's "On the Future of Art," New Yorker, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 13

"Shall These Bones Live?"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1971.
Box 38, Folder 14

"Thoughts in an Off-Season"

Scope and Content Note

essay about the artist in the era of post-object art, New Yorker, 1971.
Box 39

Writings, 1972

Box 39, Folder 1

Broken Obelisk

Scope and Content Note

ms. for book about Newman sculpture at U. of Washington, 1972.
Box 39, Folder 2

"Inquiry '72: On the Edge"

Scope and Content Note

review of Documenta 5, New Yorker, 1972.
Box 39, Folder 3

"Meaning in Abstract Art"

Scope and Content Note

review of Barnett Newman retrospective at MOMA, New Yorker, 1972.
Box 39, Folder 4

"Miro's Fertile Fields"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker and Art International, 1972.
Box 39, Folder 5

"The Philosophy of Put-Togethers"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1972.
Box 39, Folder 6

"Place Patriotism and the New York Mainstream"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1972.
Box 39, Folder 7

"The Profession of Art"

Scope and Content Note

on the Depression-era artist, New Yorker, 1972.
Box 39, Folder 8

"Reality Again"

Scope and Content Note

review of "Sharp Focus Realism" at Sidney Janis, New Yorker, 1972.
Box 39, Folder 9

"The Refusal of the Great Refusal and the Refusal of the Refusal of the Great Refusal"

Scope and Content Note

given as talk at Politics of Art conference, 1972; published in Plural.
Box 39, Folder 10

Review

Scope and Content Note

of Marinetti: Selected Writings, ed. R.W. Flint, 1972.
Box 39, Folder 11

"Trials of Eros"

Scope and Content Note

review of Erotic Art Today, by Volker Kahmen, and Eroticism in Western Art, by Edward Lucie-Smith, New Yorker, 1972.
Box 40

Writings, 1973

Box 40, Folder 1

"Adding Up"

Scope and Content Note

on Conceptual Art, New Yorker, 1973.
Box 40, Folder 2

"Anyone Who Could Write English"

Scope and Content Note

on the Federal Writers' Project, New Yorker, 1973.
Box 40, Folder 3

"Art and Technology"

Scope and Content Note

article for Encyclopedia of the Future, 1973-74.
Box 40, Folder 4

"Avant-Garde Masterpieces"

Scope and Content Note

review of Miro exhibition at MOMA, 1973.
Box 40, Folder 5

Discovering the Present

Scope and Content Note

Corrected galleys, 1973.
Box 40, Folder 6

"Dogma and Talent"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1973.
Box 40, Folder 7

"Futurism et Seq."

Scope and Content Note

review of the Guggenheim exhibition, "Futurism: A Modern Focus," New Yorker, 1973.
Box 40, Folder 8

"Landscapes and Worktables"

Scope and Content Note

review of Saul Steinberg show at Sidney Janis Gallery, New Yorker, 1973.
Box 40, Folder 9

Scialoja article

Scope and Content Note

for Art Museum of South Texas, 1973.
Box 40, Folder 10

"Shockers and Fairy Tales"

Scope and Content Note

review of Dubuffet retrospective at the Guggenheim, New Yorker, 1973.
Box 40, Folder 11

"Thugs Adrift"

Scope and Content Note

article about Watergate, Partisan Review, 1973.
Box 40, Folder 12

"What's New"

Scope and Content Note

review of Everything About Everything, by Lucy Lippard, and The New Avant-Garde, by Gregoire Muller, New Yorker, 1973.
Box 41

Writings, 1974

Box 41, Folder 1

Adolph Gottlieb's eulogy, 1974.

Box 41, Folder 2

Art on the Edge,

Scope and Content Note

typed, corrected book ms., 1974.
Box 41, Folder 3

"Duchamp: Public and Private"

Scope and Content Note

review of Duchamp retrospective at MOMA, New Yorker, 1974.
Box 41, Folder 4

Fact Sheet

Scope and Content Note

on Smoking written by HR, for American Lung Association, 1974-76.
Box 41, Folder 5

"The Hirshhorn"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1974.
Box 41, Folder 6

"Men and Ideas: Art and Political Consciousness"

Scope and Content Note

Carnegie Institute Speech, 1974.
Box 41, Folder 7

"Old Age of Modernism," 1974

Box 41, Folder 8

"Peaceable Kingdom"

Scope and Content Note

review of Whitney museum exhibition "The Flowering of American Folk Art 1776-1876," New Yorker, 1974.
Box 41, Folder 9

Poem

Scope and Content Note

to accompany etching by De Kooning, Chelsea, 1974.
Box 41, Folder 10

Willem De Kooning

Scope and Content Note

typescript, 1974.
Box 41, Folder 11

Willem De Kooning

Scope and Content Note

notes, drafts and other material.
Box 41, Folder 12

"Up Against the News"

Scope and Content Note

review of Mary McCarthy books, New York Review, 1974.
Box 42

Writings, 1975

Box 42, Folder 1

"Aesthetics of Mutilation"

Scope and Content Note

on Francis Bacon and Leon Golub, New Yorker, 1975.
Box 42, Folder 2

"Artist of Our Time"

Scope and Content Note

about Kokoschka, New Yorker, 1975.
Box 42, Folder 3

Contribution

Scope and Content Note

to Commentary symposium on U.S. international behavior, 1975.
Box 42, Folder 4

"Death and the Artist"

Scope and Content Note

about Rothko trial, New Yorker, 1975.
Box 42, Folder 5

"Death and the Artist"

Scope and Content Note

clippings and legal documents regarding Rothko trial, 1975.
Box 42, Folder 6

"Defeat"

Scope and Content Note

review of books on Trotsky, New Yorker, 1975.
Box 42, Folder 7

"Evidences of Surreality"

Scope and Content Note

review of Max Ernst retrospective at the Guggenheim, New Yorker, 1975.
Box 42, Folder 8

"History at the Met"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1975.
Box 42, Folder 9

"Jews in Art"

Scope and Content Note

review of "Jewish Experience," an art exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New Yorker, 1975.
Box 42, Folder 10

"Lyric Steel"

Scope and Content Note

review of Anthony Caro exhibition at MOMA, New Yorker, 1975.
Box 42, Folder 11

"Metaphysical Feelings in Modern Art"

Scope and Content Note

Critical Inquiry, 1975.
Box 42, Folder 12

"The Revenge of the Philistines"

Scope and Content Note

by Hilton Kramer, a review of Tom Wolfe's The Painted Word, published in Commentary, with handwritten draft of HR's rebuttal, 1975.
Box 42, Folder 13

"Smile of Memory"

Scope and Content Note

review of Guggenheim retrospective of Jiri Kolar, New Yorker, 1975.
Box 43

Writings, 1976

Box 43, Folder 1

"American Art: Form and Exploration"

Scope and Content Note

Smithsonian, 1976.
Box 43, Folder 2

"American Drawing and the Form of the Erased De Kooning"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1976.
Box 43, Folder 3

"Being Outside"

Scope and Content Note

review of Two Centuries of Black American Art, ca. 1976.
Box 43, Folder 4

"Ben Shahn"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1976.
Box 43, Folder 5

Contribution

Scope and Content Note

to Commentary symposium "What is a Liberal -- Who is a Conservative?" 1976.
Box 43, Folder 6

Introduction

Scope and Content Note

to Paul Goodman's The Empire City, 1976.
Box 43, Folder 7

"A Mediumistic Artist"

Scope and Content Note

review of Masson retrospective, New Yorker, 1976.
Box 43, Folder 8

"MOMA Package"

Scope and Content Note

review of "The Natural Paradise," exhibition at MOMA, 1976.
Box 43, Folder 9

"Morality in Society"

Scope and Content Note

notes, 1976?
Box 43, Folder 10

"Nuremberg and Some Corrupters of Thought"

Scope and Content Note

review of Max Ophuls film, The Memory of Justice, in New York Review, with Ophuls' lengthy response and HR's counter-response; other reviews and letters; 1976.
Box 43, Folder 11

"Portraits: A Meditation on Likeness"

Scope and Content Note

HR's preface to Richard Avedon's book of same title, 1976.
Box 43, Folder 12

"Purifying Art"

Scope and Content Note

on Ad Reinhardt, New Yorker, 1976.
Box 43, Folder 13

Review

Scope and Content Note

of Barry Lyndon, ca. 1976.
Box 43, Folder 14

Review

Scope and Content Note

of Statue of Liberty, by Marvin Trachtenberg, 1976.
Box 44

Writings, 1977-1978

Box 44, Folder 1

"Kenneth Noland"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1977.
Box 44, Folder 2

List

Scope and Content Note

of articles to be considered for inclusion in book HR was planning with Thomas Hess, 1977.
Box 44, Folder 3

"Outrageously Unique"

Scope and Content Note

review of James Ensor exhibition at the Guggenheim, New Yorker, 1977.
Box 44, Folder 4

Proposal

Scope and Content Note

for symposium on Modernism sent to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1977.
Box 44, Folder 5

Review

Scope and Content Note

of Surrealists and Surrealism, by Picon, ca. 1977.
Box 44, Folder 6

"Seventy-five Years of Art News"

Scope and Content Note

in Art News 1977.
Box 44, Folder 7

"Souvenirs of an Avant-Garde"

Scope and Content Note

review of Rauschenberg retrospective at National Collection of Fine Arts, 1977.
Box 44, Folder 8

"Subhead TK"

Scope and Content Note

review of Ensor, by Roger Van Gindertael, and Ensor, by John David Farmer, New Yorker, 1977.
Box 44, Folder 9

"Twenty Years of Jasper Johns"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1977.
Box 44, Folder 10

"Vanguard Dealers"

Scope and Content Note

about the Julien Levy Gallery, New Yorker, 1977.
Box 44, Folder 11

"Artist on Art"

Scope and Content Note

review of Matisse on Art, by Jack Flam. (The last article HR wrote before his death), 1978.
Box 44, Folder 12

"Inquest into Modernism"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, 1978.
Box 44, Folder 13

"The Last Exiles"

Scope and Content Note

review of Stuart Davis retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, New Yorker, 1978.
Box 44, Folder 14

"Women and Water"

Scope and Content Note

review of De Kooning exhibition at Guggenheim, New Yorker, 1978.
Box 45

Writings, 1978

Box 45, Folder 1

Barnett Newman

Scope and Content Note

handwritten manuscripts, 1978.
Box 45, Folder 2

Barnett Newman

Scope and Content Note

corrected proofs, 1978.
Box 45, Folder 3

Materials

Scope and Content Note

regarding Saul Steinberg exhibition that HR curated for Whitney Museum, 1978.
Box 45, Folder 4

"Steinberg"

Scope and Content Note

catalog essay for Whitney Museum show, 1978.
Box 45, Folder 5

"Steinberg"

Scope and Content Note

partial catalog galleys, 1978.
Box 46

Titled writings, undated

Box 46, Folder 1

"The Academy in Totalitaria"

Box 46, Folder 2

"Action in Art"

Scope and Content Note

lecture given at MOMA.
Box 46, Folder 3

"American Sculpture: Ideal and Real"

Scope and Content Note

on Hiram Powers.
Box 46, Folder 4

"American Surrealist"

Scope and Content Note

on David Hare.
Box 46, Folder 5

"Art and the Media"

Box 46, Folder 6

"Art and the Public"

Box 46, Folder 7

"Art in the Last Twenty Years"

Box 46, Folder 8

"Art Since the War"

Box 46, Folder 9

"The Artist as Perceiver of Social Realities"

Box 46, Folder 10

"The Artist in Residence"

Box 46, Folder 11

Comments

Scope and Content Note

on Rockfeller Conference on the Humanities.
Box 46, Folder 12

"The Crisis of Art 'Informel'"

Box 46, Folder 13

"Exhumation of Surrealism"

Box 46, Folder 14

"The Eye of Polyphemus"

Box 46, Folder 15

"Freedom and the Arts"

Box 46, Folder 16

"Giacometti: Reality at Cockcrow"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker
Box 46, Folder 17

"Guernica"

Box 46, Folder 18

"Guild Hall Auction"

Box 46, Folder 19

"Identity and Freedom"

Box 46, Folder 20

"Joan Mitchell: Artist Against Background"

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker, undated
Box 46, Folder 21

"Liberalism, Conservatism and Literature"

Box 46, Folder 22

"Marca-Relli"

Box 46, Folder 23

"Mobile and/or Active"

Box 46, Folder 24

"The Modernist Tradition"

Box 46, Folder 25

"Mona Lisa Without a Mustache"

Scope and Content Note

on art and poular culture.
Box 46, Folder 26

"New Dada"

Box 46, Folder 27

"On Art and On History"

Box 46, Folder 28

"On the Art of Escape"

Box 46, Folder 29

"On the Radical Content of Contemporary Art"

Box 46, Folder 30

"Philosophy of Old and New Materials"

Box 46, Folder 31

"Position Precis," on the word "elite"

Box 46, Folder 32

"Seven Numbered Notes"

Box 46, Folder 33

"Style and Concept"

Box 46, Folder 34

"Subjective Painting"

Box 46, Folder 35

"Totalitarian Art"

Box 46, Folder 36

"Tradition and Eccentricity"

Box 46, Folder 37

"Using a New Medium"

Box 47

Miscellaneous writings, undated

Box 47, Folder 1

Drafts

Scope and Content Note

of manuscripts relating to question of modernism.
Box 47, Folder 2

Essay

Scope and Content Note

on crafts
Box 47, Folder 3

Lecture

Scope and Content Note

at opening of new art building
Box 47, Folder 4

Outline

Scope and Content Note

for ms. about action painting.
Box 47, Folder 5

Outline

Scope and Content Note

of proposed book.
Box 47, Folder 6

Miscellanous

Scope and Content Note

pages regarding the concept of "action."
Box 47, Folder 7-26

Notes

Scope and Content Note

sets of notes, notebook pages, drafts of unidentified manuscripts, miscellaneous pages, or scraps.
 

Series II.B.  Teaching Files, 1953-1978

Physical Description: 2 boxes .83 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

These files contain materials related to the courses Harold Rosenberg taught, first at New York University (1953-64) and then at University of Chicago, as a member of the Committee on Social Thought (1967-78). Included are class rosters, student papers, departmental memos, lecture notes, relevant clippings, and occasional correspondence. Manuscripts of special lectures or talks given at Princeton, Harvard, or elsewhere, are filed in subseries II.A.
Box 48

Teaching Files, 1953-1972

Box 48, Folder 1

1953-1965

Box 48, Folder 2

1967

Box 48, Folder 3

1968

Box 48, Folder 4

1969

Box 48, Folder 5

1970

Box 48, Folder 6

1971

Box 48, Folder 7

1972

Box 49

Teaching Files, 1973-1978

Box 49, Folder 1

1973

Box 49, Folder 2

1974

Box 49, Folder 3

1975

Box 49, Folder 4

1976

Box 49, Folder 5

1977

Box 49, Folder 6

1978

Box 49, Folder 7

Transcript of tutorial on Marx's "18th Brumaire," with lecture notes, corrections, undated

 

Series II.C.  Interviews, 1943-1978

Physical Description: 1 box .417 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

These files include manuscript drafts of interviews of and by Harold Rosenberg, photocopied clippings of interviews with Rosenberg, and interviews with art world figures about Rosenberg.
Box 50

Interviews, 1943-1979

Box 50, Folder 1

American Council of Learned Societies meeting,

Scope and Content Note

about tour books of American cities that HR, among others, worked on, 1943.
Box 50, Folder 2

Interview of Rosenberg by Frank Kermode

Scope and Content Note

about tradition in the arts for BBC, 1963.
Box 50, Folder 3

Transcript of symposium

Scope and Content Note

of symposium, "Problems and Issues in Art Today," with HR, Thomas Hess, Barnett Newman, and others, 1964.
Box 50, Folder 4

HR interview of Phillip Guston, 1966

Box 50, Folder 5

HR interview of De Kooning, 1971

Box 50, Folder 6

Lee Hall's interview of HR, 1973

Box 50, Folder 7

Paul Cummings's interview of HR, 1973

Scope and Content Note

for Archives of American Art.
Box 50, Folder 8

Interview of HR by Dr. Hyman Weitzen, 1974

Scope and Content Note

about daydreams.
Box 50, Folder 9

HR interview of Phillip Guston, 1974

Box 50, Folder 10

interview of HR by Malitte Matta, 1975

Scope and Content Note

about American art.
Box 50, Folder 11

8th International Sculpture Conference, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Roundtable with HR.
Box 50, Folder 12

Interview of HR by Melvin Tumin, 1978

Scope and Content Note

about what is and is not art.
Box 50, Folder 13

Chicago Literary Review interview of Michael Denneny, undated

Scope and Content Note

HR discussed.
Box 50, Folder 14

Martin Friedman and Christopher Finch interview of Barbara Rose, undated

Scope and Content Note

HR discussed.
Box 50, Folder 15

Transcript

Scope and Content Note

of interview of HR(?) by interviewer Milton ____? about the current American art scene, undated
Box 50, Folder 16

Photocopies of clippings

Scope and Content Note

of interviews of or by HR, including HR interviewed by Jan van der Marck, 1969; HR and Benjamin Nelson interviewed by Robert Boyers and Dustin Wees, 1972; Willem De Kooning interviewed by HR, 1972; Phillip Guston interviewed by HR, 1974; HR interviewed by Howard Conant, 1975; HR interviewed by Melvin Tumin, 1978 (see Ms. above); HR interviewed by Jonathan Fineberg, 1979; offprint of interview with Kenneth Burke, Malcom Cowley and others by American Scholar about the American Writers' Congress (HR is discussed), 1965.
 

Series II.D.  Location magazine, 1957-1971

Physical Description: 1 box .417 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Materials regarding the founding, funding, and editing of Location, edited by Rosenberg and Thomas Hess. Correspondence from the Longview and Stern Family foundations is included, as are manuscript submissions. All editorial correspondence, from Location colleagues such as Kenneth Burke, Thomas Hess, Saul Bellow and Donald Barthelme, is interfiled with Professional Correspondence, 1961-1971, Boxes 2-7.
Box 51

Location, 1957-1970

Box 51, Folder 1

Report

Scope and Content Note

on the Creative Arts to the Edgar Stern Foundation, 1957.
Box 51, Folder 2

Longview Foundation proposal, 1959-1969

Scope and Content Note

for Location magazine, including correspondence from Stern family members, an issue of the magazine, brochure announcing other Longview activities, etc.
Box 51, Folder 3

Submissions for Location, 1961-1965

Box 51, Folder 4

Proof pages from issue of the magazine, 1970

 

Series III.  Clippings, Serials and Printed Matter, 1925-1979

Physical Description: 5 boxes 2.08 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series is generally organized chronologically by year.
 

Series III.A.  Clippings, 1929-1981

Physical Description: 2 boxes .83 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

There are two categories of clippings, those about or by Rosenberg, which include reviews of his books and his obituaries, and those concerning art, politics, literature, or other topics of interest to Rosenberg. In keeping with Rosenberg's wide range of interests, the latter set of clippings cover events such as labor strikes in the 1930s, discoveries about the pyramids in the 1950s, and articles about friends, including Hannah Arendt, Allan Kaprow, and Saul Bellow.
Box 52

Clippings, 1959-1978

Box 52, Folder 1

1959-1960

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of The Tradition of the New
Box 52, Folder 2

1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of Arshille Gorky
Box 52, Folder 3

1963

Scope and Content Note

Various
Box 52, Folder 4

1964

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of The Anxious Object
Box 52, Folder 5

1965

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of The Anxious Object
Box 52, Folder 6

1966

Scope and Content Note

Various
Box 52, Folder 7

1967

Scope and Content Note

Various
Box 52, Folder 8

1969

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of Artworks and Packages
Box 52, Folder 9

1970

Scope and Content Note

Various
Box 52, Folder 10

1971

Scope and Content Note

Various
Box 52, Folder 11

1972

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of The De-Definition of Art.
Box 52, Folder 12

1973

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of Discovering the Present and The De-Definition of Art.
Box 52, Folder 13

1974

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of Willem De Kooning and Discovering the Present.
Box 52, Folder 14

1975

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of Art on the Edge.
Box 52, Folder 15

1976

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of Art on the Edge.
Box 52, Folder 16

1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

Obituaries and reviews of Barnett Newman. See also Serials, Box 54, for more obituaries.
Box 53

Clippings, 1929-1981

Box 53, Folder 1

1929-1939

Scope and Content Note

Including clippings about labor strikes, Franklin Roosevelt.
Box 53, Folder 2

1940-1949

Scope and Content Note

Including clipping about the fall of France.
Box 53, Folder 3

1950-1959

Scope and Content Note

Including clippings about Chagall, El-Malakh's discoveries in the Pyramid of Giza, President Peron of Argentina.
Box 53, Folder 4

1960-1969

Scope and Content Note

Including Allan Kaprow's article "Experimental Art," editorial honoring Giacometti, article on Saul Bellow, article about Hannah Arendt, and numerous art reviews.
Box 53, Folder 5

1963

Scope and Content Note

Clippings about F.R. Leavis and Scrutiny.
Box 53, Folder 6

1963

Scope and Content Note

Clippings about Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem.
Box 53, Folder 7

1970-1979

Scope and Content Note

Including clippings about RISD campus controversy surrounding President Lee Hall, numerous art reviews and articles about art from the NY Times and other periodicals, Philip Roth's article "Imagining Jews."
Box 53, Folder 8

1977

Scope and Content Note

Clippings about Annenberg, Thomas Hoving and the Metropolitan Museum.
Box 53, Folder 9

1980-1981

Scope and Content Note

Including clipping about Hannah Arendt.
 

Series III.B.  Serials, 1925-1979

Physical Description: 1 box .417 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

A small collection of serials containing items of interest to Rosenberg; two contain his obituary.
Box 54

Serials, 1925-1979

Box 54, Folder 1

New Yorker, Feb 21, 1925

Box 54, Folder 2

The Art Digest, Oct 1, 1949

Box 54, Folder 3

View Poets, supplements to View, Vol. 1, no.3, 4-5, 1940-1941

Box 54, Folder 4

VVV, 1942

Box 54, Folder 5

Jewish Newsletter, May 15, 1961

Box 54, Folder 6

The Nation, Jun 2, 1962

Box 54, Folder 7

Spectator, Oct 25, 1963

Box 54, Folder 8

New Statesman, Oct 25, 1963

Box 54, Folder 9

The Nation, Nov 1967

Box 54, Folder 10

The Nation, Apr 1969

Box 54, Folder 11

Seed Bed, Dec 1973

Box 54, Folder 12

Archives of American Art Journal, Vol. 15, 1975

Box 54, Folder 13

Art and the Law, Vol. 4, 1978

Box 54, Folder 14

Art in America, Sept 1978

Box 54, Folder 15

Art News, Sept 1978

Box 54, Folder 16

Art Monthly, Jul 1979

Box 54, Folder 17

Portfolio, Apr 1979

 

Series III.C.  Printed Matter, ca. 1935-ca. 1979

Physical Description: 2 boxes .83 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

A collection of printed matter most interesting for the gallery and museum announcements and catalogs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, which strongly evoke the art world of those decades. Also of note is a file of little magazines featuring the work of Phillip Guston.
Box 55

Printed Matter, 1949-1979

Box 55, Folder 1

Announcements, ca. 1962-1979

Scope and Content Note

about HR's books, lectures, and a posthumous tribute.
Box 55, Folder 2

Council and institutional material, ca. 1949-1985

Scope and Content Note

including Professional Practices in Art Museums, 1971, and an invitation to join the American Committee for Cultural Freedom.
Box 55, Folder 3

De Kooning in East Hampton, 1978

Scope and Content Note

exhibition at Guggenheim, press release and other printed matter.
Box 55, Folder 4

Gallery and Museum announcements and catalogs, 1953-1964

Box 55, Folder 5

Gallery and Museum announcements and catalogs, 1965-1969

Box 55, Folder 6

Gallery and Museum announcements and catalogs, 1970-1979

Box 55, Folder 7

Small magazines and catalogs featuring Phillip Guston artwork, 1970-1976

Scope and Content Note

Chicago Poetry Magazine, 1970 (cover only); Incidentals in the Day World, poems by Alice Notley, 1972 (cover only); The Spade in the Sensorium, poems by David Anderson, 1972 (cover only); Big Sky 4, 1972; boston university journal, Autumn 1973; Philip Guston, catalog for David McKee Gallery, NY., 1974; Philip Guston, catalog for paintings exhibition at Boston University, 1974; Enigma Variations (poems by Bill Berkson), 1975; Fire Exit/William Corbett, 1975; St. Patrick's Day (poems by William Corbett), 1976; Philip Guston, catalog from David McKee Gallery, 1976; with note from Philip Guston.
Box 56

Printed Matter, 1935-1978

Box 56, Folder 1

Israel file, 1967

Scope and Content Note

with materials about politics and religion.
Box 56, Folder 2

Press releases, 1969-1978

Scope and Content Note

about art exhibitions.
Box 56, Folder 3

Proposal, 1977

Scope and Content Note

to establish a new degree program at New York University.
Box 56, Folder 4

Rothko case affadavits, etc., 1970

Box 56, Folder 5

Rules Concerning Home Relief, 1935

Scope and Content Note

a pamphlet,.
Box 56, Folder 6

Theater and Music programs, ca. 1940-1985

Box 56, Folder 7

Miscellaneous, undated

Scope and Content Note

including a memorandum on what makes a literary property.
 

Series IV.  Personal, 1923-1978

Physical Description: 2 boxes .83 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Series contains notebooks, appointment and address books, as well as honors and ephemera. Arranged in two subseries, in rough chronological order only, as many items are not dated.
 

Series IV.A.  Notebooks, Appointment Books and Address Books, 1935-1968

Physical Description: 1 box .417 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

These books contain generally sketchy or elliptical entries, though one notebook, written during Rosenberg's time in Washington, contains descriptions of gatherings with friends and rivals and judgements on art world personalities, such as Clement Greenberg.
Box 57

Notebooks, ca. 1935-1968

Box 57 , Folder 1

11 spiral stenographer notebooks, undated

Scope and Content Note

containing notes on a variety of topics, mostly art related.
Box 57 , Folder 2

1 small black loose leaf binder, undated

Scope and Content Note

containing notes on art, literature, and other aesthetic matters.
Box 57 , Folder 3

Assorted journal pages, undated

Scope and Content Note

handwritten, about art, art world personalities, such as Greenberg.
Box 57 , Folder 4

1 bound notebook, ca. 1935

Scope and Content Note

with alphabetical list of classic authors and works.
Box 57 , Folder 5

6 appointment/address books, ca. 1936-ca. 1968

Scope and Content Note

containing names and addresses of well-known and lesser-known people.
Box 57 , Folder 6

4 pocket calendars, 1964-1968

Scope and Content Note

listing daily appointments and events.
 

Series IV.B.  Honors and Ephemera, 1923-1978

Physical Description: 1 box .417 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

This is a random collection of documents and ephemera from Rosenberg's life.
Box 58

Honors and Ephemera, 1923-1978

Box 58, Folder 1

Hebrew documents, 1902-1923

Box 58, Folder 2

Report cards and diplomas, 1923-ca. 1957

Box 58, Folder 3

Passports and i.d. cards, 1951-1978

Box 58, Folder 4

Honorary degree from Case Western, 1968

Box 58, Folder 5

Health exam, 1970

Box 58, Folder 6

Program and Award, 1976, 1970

Scope and Content Note

from American Academy of Arts and Letters presentation of Morton Dauwen Zabel Award to HR, 1976; UC Berkeley Citation Award, 1970.
Box 58, Folder 7

Maps and travel-related material

Box 58, Folder 8

Blank postcards

Box 58, Folder 9

Sleep mask, airline slippers, handkerchief, wallet

 

Series V.  Manuscripts by Others, 1953-1978

Physical Description: 4 boxes 1.66 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged in rough chronological order in two subseries, manuscripts by fellow critics, writers and composers, and May Taback Rosenberg's notes and fiction writings.
 

Series V.A.  Manuscripts by fellow critics, writers, composers, 1953-1978

Physical Description: 3 boxes 1.25 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

These manuscripts, offprints, and photocopies, generally from the 1960s and 1970s, were apparently sent to Rosenberg by friends and colleagues and generally concern art or literature. Of note is the manuscript of a novel Rosenberg's brother David wrote, and a string quartet by Ralph Shapey, dedicated to the Rosenbergs.
Box 59

Mss. by others, 1953-1978

Box 59, Folder 1

Tragedy Without Tears, by David Rosenberg, ca. 1940s?

Scope and Content Note

a novel by HR's brother, undated (1940s?)
Box 59, Folder 2

"Il Verri - Harold Rosenberg," by Aldo Tagliaferri, ca. 1960

Scope and Content Note

in English; translation/summary of another article on HR by Brega(?).
Box 59, Folder 3

"Training the Professional Artist," by Mercedes Matter, 1967

Box 59, Folder 4

"Multi-Shift," by William Pellicone, 1967

Box 59, Folder 5

"The New Writing," by Jose Luis Castillejo, 1969

Box 59, Folder 6

"An Established Interdisciplinary Faculty," by John Nef, 1970

Box 59, Folder 7

"Studying the Time" by Marvin Mudrick, 1970

Box 59, Folder 8

Essay by Hiram Williams, 1973

Box 59, Folder 9

"Art, Will and Necessity," by Lionel Trilling, 1974

Box 59, Folder 10

Essay on Tolstoy, by Carl Ahmanson(?), 1977

Box 59, Folder 11

Obituary for HR, by Ben Raeburn, 1978

Box 59, Folder 12

Michael Braude, All Under One Roof, A Play in Nine Half-Acts, undated

Box 59, Folder 13

Lucia Demby, "Rosenberg," undated

Box 59, Folder 14

Gabrielle Drudi, "Willem de Kooning," undated

Box 59, Folder 15

Dagens Nyheter, "Harold Rosenberg - art critic," undated

Box 59, Folder 16

R. Sieburth, "Futurism and Fascism: The Case of Filippo Tomasso Marinetti," undated

Box 59, Folder 17

Offprints and photocopies of published articles by others, 1938-1978

Scope and Content Note

including Ned Polsky, Dwight Macdonald, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Donald Egbert, Marvin Mudrick, Fred Moramarco, Edward T. Cone, Wolff, David Antin, Benjamin Nelson, Mihai Pop, Dore Ashton, Morris Weitz, S.V. Vadnerkar, Hans Jonas, Moshe Decter, Daniel Bell.
Box 59, Folder 18

Katherine Strelsky, 1969-1974

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, clippings of her articles on Dostoevsky, with correspondence and comments by HR.
Box 59, Folder 19

Miscellaneous, undated

Box 60

Mss. by others, 1968

Box 60, Folder 1

Solzhenitsin, galleys of The First Circle, 1968

Box 61

Mss. by others, 1963

Box 61, Folder 1

Ralph Shapey, "String Quartet #4," 1963

Scope and Content Note

dedicated to HR and May Tabak.
 

Series V.B.  May Tabak Rosenberg Papers, ca. 1960-ca.1975

Physical Description: 1 box .417 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries comprises a small collection of notes and fiction manuscripts by May Tabak.
Box 62

Tabak Papers, ca. 1960-ca. 1975

Box 62, Folder 1

Notes, undated

Scope and Content Note

and notebooks regarding fiction writing.
Box 62, Folder 2

Fiction manuscripts, undated

Scope and Content Note

fragmentary and assorted.
Box 62, Folder 3

Fiction manuscripts, 1960s

Scope and Content Note

including "A Box Is Not a Whale," ca. 1960, and "The Widow Sent to Henry," 1968.
Box 62, Folder 4

Assorted business papers, undated

Box 62, Folder 5

i.d. cards and other miscellany, undated

Box 62, Folder 6

Printed matter, 1975

 

Series VI.  Photographs and Artwork, ca. 1942-1977

Physical Description: 1 box, 8 flat file folders ca. 3 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a small number of family photographs, photographs of artwork sent to Rosenberg, and 21 posters produced by the World War II Office of War Information, which employed Rosenberg.
Box 63

Photographs and art, ca. 1942-1977

Box 63, Folder 1

Family photographs, undated

Scope and Content Note

of HR, HR's mother, HR's wife May Tabak, at various ages.
Box 63, Folder 2

Handmade greeting cards, 1945-1976

Scope and Content Note

often by artists such as Saul Steinberg, addressed to HR and May Tabak.
Box 63, Folder 3

14 contact sheets of photos, 1950-1958

Scope and Content Note

of Giacommetti taken by Richard Avedon, with brief letter from Avedon to HR.
Box 63, Folder 4

Painting mounted on board, 1975

Scope and Content Note

by Goorman(?) with birthday greeting to HR.
Box 63, Folder 5

3 black and white photos, ca. 1975

Scope and Content Note

of June Wayne exhibition, with letters.
Box 63, Folder 6

8 black and white photos, 1976

Scope and Content Note

of Christo's "Running Fence," with press release.
Box 63, Folder 7

4 black and white photos and 15 color slides, 1977

Scope and Content Note

of artwork by Betty Gold, with letter from Gold to HR.
Box 63, Folder 8

2 black and white photos, 1978

Scope and Content Note

of pieces in National Gallery exhibition, "American Art at Mid-Century."
Box 63, Folder 9

5 color snapshots, undated

Scope and Content Note

of large scale paintings by unidentified artist.
Flat file folder 1-8**

Posters, 1942-1943

Scope and Content Note

21 Posters, by World War II Office of War Information, size range from 14 X 20 inches to 20 X 40 inches, 1942-43.
Flat file folder 1**

3 posters

Flat file folder 2**

3 posters

Flat file folder 3**

10 posters

Flat file folder 4**

1 poster

Flat file folder 5**

1 poster

Flat file folder 6**

1 poster

Flat file folder 7**

1 poster

Flat file folder 8**

1 poster

 

Series VII.  Audiotape, undated

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Recording of a panel discussion between Rosenberg, Rudolf Arnheim, and Carol Zimmer.
Box 64

Audiotape

Scope and Content Note

1 sound tape reel : analog.