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Allen Porter recording, 1947

 Collection
Identifier: 008.05.07

Audio cassette of dramatic poetry readings of two original poems (ca. 5 minutes), written and performed by Institute of Design students in Sibyl Moholy-Nagy's course Intellectual Integration during the 1947-1948 school year. Sibyl Moholy-Nagy introduces the two pieces which are orchestrated in Greek chorus fashion. Students heard on the recording include Allen Porter, Franz Altschuler, Louis Silverstein, Harold Grosowski, Sondra Fingerman and others.

Dates

  • 1947

Creator

Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted Collection

Conditions Governing Use

Requires casette player

Collection Size

1 cassette : Poor audio quality

Abstract

According to the donor, the original recordings were made on an early recording cutting machine which one of the students brought to the class. The poems were written by passing a pad of paper around the room with each student writing one line of poetry on a given topic. Each student would fold the page after writing his/her line so the next writer would not see what was already written.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 1999.037

Related Material

See 1998.031 and multiple other ID collections.

Processor

Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 10/22/1999

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

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