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Black Mountain College Publications

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0110

Scope and Contents

The Black Mountain College Publications include announcements, course descriptions, published articles, and programs.

Dates

  • circa 1939-1954

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Black Mountain College was founded in 1933 by a group of nonconformist faculty and students from Rollins College in Florida. Headed by John Andrew Rice, they established their experimental college and community near Black Mountain, North Carolina. Artists and writers from all over the country were attracted to Black Mountain and the college became a nurturing ground for some of the best talents of the twentieth century. Among its faculty and students were Josef Albers, Robert Rauschenberg, Willem de Kooning, John Cage, Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, and Robert Creely. Black Mountain College closed in 1956 due to lack of funding, but by then it had secured a place in American cultural history as an important community of artists and intellectuals.

Extent

0.03 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Black Mountain College was founded in 1933 by a group of nonconformist faculty and students, and before closing in 1956 due to lack of funding, secured a place in American cultural history as an important community of artists and intellectuals. The Black Mountain College Publications include announcements, course descriptions, published articles, and programs.

Arrangement Note

Arrangement of these publications is chronological.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased in memory of Albery Ray and Patricia Pittman, 1992. One item added in 1994, a gift of Sue Moore.

Related Materials

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Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff.
Title
Black Mountain College Publications
Author
Archives Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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