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Essay by Allen Porter titled "Meeting the New Bauhaus: First Impressions of a New Vision" concerning his impressions of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and activities of the School of Design. Also, holiday card received in 2004 with reproduction of Allen Porter self-portrait drawn in 1949.
Materials related to Allen Porter's recollections of the early years of the Institute of Design, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Porter's career as a designer.
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.