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Mary Jane King collection, 1948-1971

Identifier: 008.01.21

Materials collected by Mary Jane King related to her academic tenure as a student at the Institute of Design, circa 1948. Includes a small amount of correspondence from the school, artwork from Norman Laliberte, and three paperback books.

It also includes typed and handwritten class notes on abstract art and lectures by R. Buckminster Fuller, ca. 1948 (2 pages).

A file of miscellaneous materials related to architecture, mostly newsclippings. Also included with this collection are five hardbound books, possibly class texts. These books include:

  1. Vision In Motion by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. 2nd printing edition with additional and different photos. Image on front of jacket is a 1941 photogram by the author.
  2. Language of Vision by Gyorgy Kepes, 1947
  3. 1936 Alexander Calder by James Johnson Sweeney, 1943. Museum of Modern Art exhibit catalogue. Per insert in back of book, for David Spaeth/fr Mary Jane King's Library: Easter 1978.
  4. Henry Moore by James Johnson Sweeney, 1946. Museum of Modern Art exhibit catalogue.


  • Creation: 1948-1971


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

3 Folders (5 books)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 1998.044

Related Material

1998.217 Mary Jane King Collection


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist

Part of the Paul V. Galvin Library. University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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