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André Racz papers, 1952-1970

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Call No.: MS#1042
Bib ID 4079246 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Racz, André, 1916-1994
Title André Racz papers, 1952-1970
Physical Description 1 box (1 box, 1 flat case)
Language(s) English .
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Correspondence and works of Andre Racz, including one letter from Gabriela Mistral, 1952, a portrait of her (etching-aquatint), Ricz's etching (metal plate) for Mistral's POEMAS DE LAS MADRES (Santiago, Chile, 1950), a Christmas card, 1970, illustrated and signed by Racz, and a holograph of Thomas Merton's poem AUBADE--HARLEM, Racz's facsimile of this poem etched on a zinc plate, and his artist's proof pulled from the plate. Also, signature practice page for scroll presented to President Sovern by the Executive Committee of the Faculty in appreciation of his work as chairman, 1968.

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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); André Racz papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Racz, Andre. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1970. Accession number--M-70.

Source of acquisition--Racz, Andre. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1988.

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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Painter, engraver, and professor of painting. Racz joined the Columbia faculty in 1951 and led the graduate division of painting and sculpture in the School of the Arts twice, from 1964 to 1973 and from 1975 to 1977. He was named professor emeritus when he retired in 1983.

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Series I: Correspondence, [1952, 1970]



Box 1 [Mistral, Gabriela], [1952], a.l., 1p. (includes envelope)

Naples; To [André Racz]


Box 1 Racz, André, [1970 December], p.c.s., 1 p.

n.p. Christmas card illustrated by Racz.

Series II: Works, circa 1946-1968



Mapcase 14-E-5 Thomas Merton's poem AUBADE--HARLEM, [1946?], a.m.s., 1p. (poem)

Holograph. Poem was originally published in A Man in the Divided Seas (New Directions, 1946).


Mapcase 14-E-5 Thomas Merton's poem AUBADE--HARLEM, 1955, Etching, Zinc Plate

Facsimile of the poem, etching on a zinc plate


Mapcase 14-E-5 Thomas Merton's poem AUBADE--HARLEM, 1960, Etching, artist's proof, signed; 14.25x12.25 inches

One of 12 proofs prepared for Racz's 21 ETCHING AND POEMS (Morris Gallery, 1960)


Mapcase 14-E-5 Frontispiece for Gabriela Mistral's POEMAS DE LAS MADRES (Santiago, Chile, 1950), circa 1950, Etching, Metal Plate


Mapcase 14-E-5 Portrait of Gabriela Mistral, 1957, Etching and acquatint, signed. 23.75x16.5 inches.

No. 5 of 30 prints.


Mapcase 14-E-5 Signature Practice Page for Scroll, 1968

Columbia University Executive Committee of the Faculty in 1968. Signature practice page for the scroll presented to President Sovern by the Committee, in appreciation of his work as chairman.

Gift, 1988