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ART, DEPARTMENT OF
Records, 1954–78, 1 ft. (UA–601)
Includes program proposals, annual reports, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1977–78; departmental meeting minutes, 1972; and photograph albums, Art Gallery exhibition catalogs and flyers, 1954–78.  Founded in 1909 as the Department of Fine Arts, the current name was adopted in 1935.  The department's mission is to train artists and art historians as well as providing education for students with broad interests in the humanities.

BLUMENTHAL, FRITZ (1913-2002), physician, painter, printmaker
Papers, 1922-2002, 7 cubic ft. (GER-115)
Family and personal documents; correspondence, 1930-1996; clippings; manuscripts and typescripts of poetry, as well as published poems; sketchbooks; correspondence and clippings concerning exhibitions of Blumenthal's art (water colors and monotypes); materials and correspondence on radioactive fallout from the 1950s and 1960s. Fritz Blumenthal came to the U.S. in 1938 after having received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1937 from the University of Bern, Switzerland. Although Blumenthal remained a practicing physician, he continued to write poetry, paint and produce monoprints and his work was exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe during his lifetime.

BROWN, MARCIA JOAN (1918– ), writer, illustrator
Papers, 1940–1997, 82.55 linear feet; 426 (final art) items (MSS–005)

Includes autobiographical and biographical materials, such as interviews, articles, photographs, 1946–96; awards, certificates, citations, 1962–84; editorial and business correspondence, 1947–92; writings, lectures, speeches, notes for speeches, and "chalk talks," 1940–94; speeches, writings, and lectures by others, 1949–78; subject files on other writers and illustrators, technical information on printing, materials from conferences and workshops,  illustrated manuscripts of most of Brown's work, especially "A Child's Christmas," 1942, and "Poems of Childhood," 1946; manuscripts, rough sketches, dummies, and revisions for Stone Soup, Dick Whittington and His Cat, Puss in Boots; many children's books written and/or illustrated by Brown, 1942–95;  and copies of all her books and presentation copies of books by other children's writers. A native of upstate New York and a 1940 graduate of the New York State College for Teachers, Brown is a respected children's book writer and illustrator, and a three–time Caldecott Medal winner. Also included are papers of Helen A. Masten, head of the Children's Room at the New York Public Library, where Brown once worked as a librarian. These papers include letters received from Anne Carroll Moore, Pamela Bianco, and others interested in children's literature, 1942–56.

BACHOFER, LUDWIG (1894–1976), art historian
Papers, 1922–1968, 3 ft. (GER–018)
Correspondence in German and English with Henry Bergsen and others about Asian art, 1930–62; research notes, manuscripts, and articles, 1922–53; and photographs of art works and of the University of Munich after the 1944 bombing. The University Libraries also has his library (including many annotated books) relating to Chinese, Japanese, and Indian art history. Bachhofer taught at the University of Chicago from 1935.

DOLBIN, BENEDIKT FRED (1883–1971), artist, journalist
Drawings, 1922–1969, 12 ft. (GER–012)
Approximately 5,000 original pencil and pen–and–ink drawings of European and American musicians, writers, and public figures, most of which were drawn by Dolbin to illustrate his articles in the New York Émigré newspaper Aufbau and in the magazine Musical America. The collection also includes a small number of pastel landscapes dating from Dolbin's career in Vienna in the early 1920s, where he studied musical composition with Arnold Schönberg and art with Egon Schiele, and a few drawings dating from his journalistic career in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Dolbin's personal papers and most of his drawings from the 1920s are at the Institut für Zeitungsforschung, Dortmund, and at the Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach am Neckar.

HUTH, GEOF
Papers, 1960-2006, 60.7 cubic ft. + Undetermined GB of Electronic Records (MSS-137)
 The collection includes the artistics work produced by Geof Huth including poetry, fiction, essays, aphorisms, visual poems, dramatic works, comics, and others. Other series in the collection include biographical records, correspondence, dbqp records, pdqb records, Weblogs, audiovisual recordings of sound poems adn presenations at professional conferences, and publications received or collected by Huth.

LIPMAN–WULF, PETER (1905–1993), artist
Papers, 1938–1982, 2 ft. (GER–061)
Peter Lipman-Wulf was born in Berlin's Jewish community and immigrated to France in 1933 and to the United States in 1947. In 1939 he was interned in the Les Milles camp in southern France. He worked as a painter, sculptor, and graphic artist in and around New York City, and taught art at Queens College (City University of New York) and Adelphi University. Autobiographical manuscripts of an artist born in Berlin and working in New York City, undated; original prints for Hermann Broch's Death of Vergil, undated

NATELL, THOMAS
Papers, 1956-2002, 12.1 cubic ft. (APAP-191)

The Thomas Nattell papers document the life of a mental health worker and political activist active during the 1980s and 1990s in Albany, New York. He created and participated in organizations like the Albany Peace and Energy Council (APEC) and the Three Guys From Albany poetry troupe. He also acted as promoter and event coordinator for movie showings, poetry open mics and an annual 24-hour poetry reading alongside a coinciding international postcard art event. Nattell used poetry and other arts to advance world peace, anti-nuclear power and proliferation, and environmental issues. This collection contains videos of events, photographs, scrapbooks full of art and poetry mailed from around the world to Nattell, subject files with research on topics related to his professional work as well as his activism, poetry, correspondence, and clippings.

NEUGASS, FRITZ (1899–1979), art historian, photographer
Papers, 1933–1979, 25 ft. (GER–007)
Autobiography, undated; correspondence, 1941–1944, 1970–1979; manuscripts of two novels written under pseudonyms in a French internment camp, 1939–1941; typescripts of articles and related correspondence, photographs, notes, and clippings relating to art collecting and criticism, photography, architecture, and motion pictures, 1942–1979; and negatives and prints of photographs taken by Neugass in New York City, Europe, and Mexico, primarily 1940s and 1950s.

NEUMEYER, ALFRED (1901–1973)
Papers, 1932–1948, .10 ft (GER–070)
Copies of manuscripts and hand–corrected typescripts of poetry, plays, essays by Neumeyer, an art historian who taught at the University of Berlin until 1935 and thereafter at Mills College in Oakland, California.

SPIRO, EUGEN (1874–1972), artist
Papers, 1940–1972, 3 ft. (GER–086)
Biographical materials; correspondence with Thomas Mann, Ernst Scheyer, Fritz von Unruh, and others, 1940–1972; photographs, reproductions, and catalogs of his paintings and graphic works after 1940.

THEATRE, DEPARTMENT OF
Records, 1948–78, 1984, 7.167 cubic ft. (UA–609)
Includes newspaper clippings, 1952–66; memoranda and correspondence, 1953–77; playbills and other memorabilia, 1955–77; budgets, 1962–72; account books, 1964–69; press releases, 1964–72; descriptions of courses, 1965–69; programs, 1965–77; photographs, 1967; minutes, 1967–77; bulletins, 1969–77; reports, 1971–76; bylaws, 1974–75; and publications.

UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM
RECORDS, 1967–93. 3.33 cubic ft. (UA–601.5)

Exhibit Publications, 1967–1993 contains exhibit leaflets, flyers, catalogs, and programs from 1967 to 1993. All exhibits held by the University Art Gallery and subsequently Art Museum are listed. The items are arranged chronologically by exhibition. There are clippings from 1965–1992.

WERNER, ALFRED (1911–79), art historian, writer
Papers, 1941–1977, 22 ft. (GER–096)

Correspondence, 1953–77; hundreds of manuscripts and typescripts of Werner's writings, including exhibition catalogs, lecture notes, art criticism and essays, 1941–77; printed materials and related correspondence in subject files, 1941–77; offprints, photographs of art work used in his books; and papers written by his students. A  native of Vienna, Werner was a New York City freelance writer on modern art.