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Series VII: Sound and video recordings, 1952-1990s

Series VII chiefly houses a substantial set Schapiro's recorded lectures from the 1950s through the 1980s. It also includes a video recording created in 1988 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art which incorporates sound from Schapiro's lecture "The unity of Picasso's art" with images from the museum's permanent collection.

Subseries: VII.1: Administrative records, 1985-1990s

The administrative records housed in this subseries are related to the sound recordings found in Subseries VII.2. Prior to Columbia University's custodianship of Schapiro's sound recordings of his lectures, he donated his collection of audiotapes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The records in this subseries document the history of the museum's custodianship of the recordings in the form of correspondence, inventories and lists that were generated by the Office of Film and Television of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There is also a small volume of records relating to the video recording "The unity of Picasso's art" which is housed in Subseries: VII.3.

Sound recordings

(Prior to Columbia University's custodianship of Schapiro's sound recordings of his lectures, he donated his collection audiotapes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. All the following files deal with that initial gift to the museum. )

Contracts and correspondence, 1985-1986

Box 395
Folder 1
Correspondence and notes, 1982-1986
Box 395
Folder 2
Notes, 1985-1986
Box 395
Folder 3
Lists and notes, 1983-1990
(5 Folders)
Box 395
Folder 4 to 8
Inventories,
1980s
(2 Folders)

Box 396
Folder 1 to 2
Video recordings

(Administrative records dealing with the producers Gittelman Film Associates)

Correspondence and notes, 1985-1996
Box 396
Folder 3 to 4
General
Meyer Schapiro's film and television appearances -- Lists,
1990s
Box 396
Folder 5

Subseries: VII.2: Audiocassettes and Audiotapes, 1952-1982

Known for his vivid and lively lectures, these sound recordings document Schapiro's lectures that were delivered from 1952 to 1982. These recordings also demonstrate Schapiro's extemporaneous style and pedagogical method and add an aural dimension to the archival documents relating to Schapiro's lectures in Series III of this collection.

Prior to being housed at Columbia University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art held custody of these sound recordings. During their custodianship, the museum reformatted the audio into audiocassettes to facilitate access to the material. This subseries includes both one set of the duplicated audiocassettes created by the museum and the original audiotapes.

For lecture titles, locations, and dates, both the inventories created by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1980s and the archival material housed in Series III: Professional papers, Subseries: III.3: Lectures were used against each other to fact check annotations found on the audiotape reels. The data used in this subseries reflects a systemization that incorporates elements from all primary sources and remains consistent with descriptive data relating to lectures found in Series III. For instances where the sound recording is the only record in the collection, titles were supplied from actual boxes holding the audio tape reels.

All sound recordings in this subseries that contain archival material in Series III are indicated after the lecture's title and are also cross-referenced with lecture material in Series III.

Preservation notes following the title of the recordings were retrieved from the inventories and condition reports the Metropolitan Museum of Art created in the 1980s. Unless otherwise noted, all sound tape reels are the standard ¼ inch width and sound cassettes are 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 inch.

Leonardo: the scientist and artist -- Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art --
1952 August

(Quality of recording is poor, with echoes and noises. Reels 415 through 417 are copies of reels 413 through 414. Reels 415 through 417 are in very poor condition. Sound quality is fair. There is an echo in the introductory sections, but it clears up for the lecture. Professor is off microphone sometimes.)

103 minute, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 413-414
analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second and 19 centimeters per second
3 sound tape reels

Box 415-417
103 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 397
Three poems, Sarah Jackson to Meyer Schapiro,
1956

(Reel begins with introduction on abstract art, but abruptly is replaced by poems by Sarah Jackson.)

22 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 418
22 minutes,analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 397
Abstract art -- Houston, Texas -- Unidentified art convention --
1957 April

(Good sound quality throughout.)

2 sound tape reels -- 58 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second

Box 419-420
58 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 397
Theory of expression -- Warburg Institute,
1957 June

(The lecture is incomplete; the sound disappears at the end. Some sections at the beginning are recorded in fast forward, but this clears up as the tape continues.)

53 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 421
53 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 397
Monet and Impressionism -- Minneapolis School of Art,
1957 November 14

(Sound quality is good, although professor occasionally off microphone.)

70 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second, 2 track)
1 sound tape reel

Box 422
70 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 397
From pagan to Early Christian art -- Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), 1958 January 9-30

(Lecture I is incomplete, sound fades out. Sound quality of lectures II through IV is good)

Lecture I: symbols
32 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reels

Box 423
32 minutes each, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 397
Lecture II: figure/image of man
66 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 424-425
66 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 397
Lecture III: light and color
75 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 426-428
75 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 397
Lecture IV: word
95 minutes analogue, 19 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 428-429
75 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 397
Abstract art : abstraction -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale,
1958 February 3

(Some distortion occurs throughout the lecture, there is a lot of audience and static noise. The end of the lecture is cut off.)

32 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 430
32 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 397
Philosophy in painting -- Baltimore, Maryland,
1958 April

(At the beginning, Schapiro's voice seems extremely high pitched. It then becomes more natural, but still higher pitched than normal.)

74 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 431
74 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 397
Philosophy in painting -- University of Texas --
1960

(These reels contain programs number 2 and 3 of the lecture, program number 1 is missing. Beginning is cut off, and the professor is often off microphone. There is a slight high-pitched whine present throughout the tape.)

40 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second, 1 track
2 sound tape reels

Box 432-433
40 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 397
Abstract art -- Cornell University -- 1960 April 21-28

(Sound quality overall for series is good, however small parts of the lectures are missing when reels were being changed. Lectures where given April 21-28, 1960. Lecture IV was not recorded. There is a small part of lecture V between parts b and c that is not recorded)

Lecture I: Concept of abstraction in art
64 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 434-435
64 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 398
Lecture II: Post-World War II abstraction
66 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 436-437
66 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 398
Lecture III: Cubist painting and its development (Picasso, Braque, Gris)
72 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
3 sound tape reels

Box 438-440
72 minutes, analogue, mono
3 sound cassettes

Box 398
Lecture V: Art and contemporary science
86 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
3 sound tape reels

Box 441-443
86 minutes, analogue, mono
3 sound cassettes

Box 398
Lecture VI: Social roots of abstract art
63 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
4 sound tape reels

Box 444-447
63 minutes, analogue, mono
3 sound cassettes

Box 398
Romanesque sculpture (Fine Arts 154a) -- Columbia University --
1960 February
- March

(Lectures are complete, but overall sound quality is mixed. Professor is often off microphone, and there is audience noise)

534 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
6 sound tape reels

Box 448-452, 648
534 minutes, analogue, mono
9 sound cassettes

Box 398
Impressionism -- Patten lectures -- Indiana University -- 1961 March 1-27

(All lectures are complete and overall sound quality is good. There is some noise at beginning of lecture I, but it clears up fairly quickly. There is some difficulty with lecture V which has a hum sound throughout the lecture, the voice is audible but the sound is poor)

Lecture I: the Impressionist eye
61 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
3 sound tape reels

Box 453-455
61 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 399
Lecture II: the concept of Impressionism
100 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
3 sound tape reels

Box 456-458
100 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 399
Lecture III: the Impressionist aesthetic and method
81 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
4 sound tape reels

Box 459-462
81 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 399
Lecture IV: Impressionism and science
88 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
4 sound tape reels

Box 463-465
88 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 399
Lecture V: Monet's development
72 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
3 sound tape reels

Box 466-468
72 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 399
Lecture VI: Impressionism in history
137 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
5 sound tape reels

Box 469-473
137 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 399
Theories and methods of investigation of art (Art History G6001x) -- Lecture on "Style" -- Columbia University,
1961 November 14

(The beginning and end of the lecture are cut off. There is a lot of audience noise with an echo effect throughout the tape.)

101 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound

Box 474
101 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 399
The mark and image of the individual in modern art -- Rutgers University --
1962 March 13

(The lecture is complete. There is some distortion, with varied sound levels, the voice is often off microphone, and there is a slight echo effect. Questions from the audience are hard to hear)

89 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 475
89 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 399
Russian art in the twentieth century -- Columbia University --
1962 May 2
66 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 476
66 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 399
Early Medieval painting (Art History G4330x) -- Columbia University --
1963 October
-
1963 January

(Only reel found in Box 477 is recorded at normal speed, the others were recorded at a slow speed and are in very poor condition. Reformatted duplicates of reels found in Boxes 478 through 483 were produced at normal speed, and are now housed in Boxes 484 through 493. The sound quality of this series is very poor.)

1257 minutes, analogue, 4.75 centimeters per second
7 sound tape reels

Box 477-483
1257 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
10 sound tape reel

Box 484-493
1257 minutes, analogue, mono
16 sound cassettes

Box 399-400
Impressionism (Art History G4630) -- Columbia University, 1964 May 18-25

(The beginning of all three lectures are complete, but the endings of lectures II and III are cut off. Sound quality is decent, but the professor is sometimes off microphone, and there is some audience noise. Questions from the audience are not audible.)

Lecture I
70 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound

Box 494
70 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 400
Lecture II
106 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 82
106 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 4
Lecture III
65 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 496
65 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 400
Early Christian art -- Hebrew Union College --
1965 January

(Beginning and ending of all lectures are complete. All cassettes have slight hum sound, and sound level varies. lecture III has a slight echo effect in some places. Extra lecture given at end of series on The Synagogue. Only the first four lectures were recorded)

Lecture I: symbol, the meanings of early Christian imagery
102 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 497
102 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 400
Lecture II: figure, the image of the sacred person
121 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound

Box 498
121 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 400
Lecture III: order, structure of the image
87 minutes analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 499
87 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 400
Lecture IV: light, light and color in late classic and early Christian art
80 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 500
80 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 400
Modern painting since
1900
(Art History G4640y) -- Columbia University --
1965 February
- April

(Annotations on reel Boxes identify these lectures as "Twentieth Century Painting." The course title used here was identified from Columbia Univeristy course material found in Series III, Subseries: III.2, Sub-Subseries: III.2.1. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's inventory, several lectures are recorded on the same reel. As a result, reels are organized according to lecture. Beginnings of all lectures are intact except lecture V and IV. The ending of lecture IV is also cut off. Sound quality is poor on lectures II, III, V, VIII, andXIII. The sound quality is mixed on lectures IV and XIV. Sound disappears midway through side b of lectures IX and XIV. Some of the lectures in this series were on the following topics: The art of the 1880s and 1890s ; The art of the 1890s ; Themes of self-color-portraiture ; Marquet-Matisse ; Matisse continued ; Picasso and Cubism.)

Lecture I and XIII
107 minutes analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second, 4 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 501
107 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 401
Lecture II and XII
107 minutes analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 502
107 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 401
Lecture III and XI
107 minutes analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second, 4 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 503
107 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 401
Lecture IV and X
113 minutes analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 504
113 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 401
Lecture V
54 minutes analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second, 2 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 505
54 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 401
Lecture VI and VII
102 minutes, analogue, 4.75 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 506
102 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassette

Box 401
Lecture VIII
59 minutes analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 507
59 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 401
Lecture IX
57 minutes analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 508
57 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 401
Lecture XIV
52 minutes analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 509
52 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 401
Carolingian manuscripts -- Columbia University,
1966 January 3

(There is a hum on the tape, making it difficult to hear the lecture. Sound quality is poor)

56 minutes analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 510
56 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 402
Guernica -- Harvard University, Carpenter Design Center --
1966 December 15

(Reels in Boxes 512 through 514 are duplicates of of the reel in Box 511. The lecture is complete. The voice is audible and clear but the sound level varies.)

83 minutes analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
4 sound tape reels

Box 511-514
83 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 402
The unity of Picasso's art -- Brandeis University --
1967 April 11

(Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library is not in the possession of original sound tape reels. Sound quality is good. Film of the lecture was made by The Metroplican Museum of Art in association with Gittelman Film Associates in 1985)

98 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes
Box 402
Romanesque architectural sculpture -- Charles Eliot Norton lectures -- Harvard University --
1967 February 8
- March 28

(For consistency, lecture titles correspond to those in the posthumous publication Romanesque architectural sculpture: The Charles Eliot Norton lectures.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. Lecture titles as they appeared in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's inventory: Lecture I: Rebirth of monumental sculpture in the West-disappearance and return ; Lecture II: Field, figure and frame (1) ; Lecture III: Field, figure and frame (2) ; Lecture IV: Programs of imagery-theemes of action and themes of state ; Lecture V: Programs of imagery-tradition, new reality and nature ; Lecture VI: The human figure ; Lecture VII: Romanesque animal imagery.)

Lecture I: the rebirth of monumental sculpture in the west: disappearance and rebirth,
1967 February 8
72 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second, mono
1 sound tape reel

Box 515
72 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 402
Lecture II: field, figure, and frame,
1967 February 15
63 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second, mono
1 sound tape reel

Box 516
63 minutes, analogue, mono
peb1 sound cassette

Box 402
Lecture III: field, figure, and frame,
1967 March 8
88 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second, mono
1 sound tape reel

Box 517
88 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 402
Lecture IV: programs of imagery (i),
1967 March 11
79 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second, mono
1 sound tape reel

Box 518
79 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 402
Lecture V: programs of imagery (ii),
1967 March 15
82 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second, mono
1 sound tape reel

Box 519
82 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 402
Lecture VI: the human figure,
1967 March 22
91 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second, mono
1 sound tape reel

Box 520
91 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 402
Lecture VII: animal imagery in Romanesque sculpture,
1967 March
82 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second, mono
1 sound tape reel

Box 521
82 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 402
On drawing from the figure -- New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture --
1967 May 26
110 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second, mono
1 sound tape reel

Box 522
110 minutes, analogue,
5 sound cassettes

Box 402
Abstract painting (Art History G4641x) -- Columbia University --
1967 October
- December,
1968 January

(All the lectures are complete except for lecture II where the second half of the lecture was not recorded, and lecture XII where the sound disappears. Sound quality of these lectures is mixed)

Lecture I: introduction,
1967 October 4
70 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 523
70 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture II: meaning of "abstract" preconditions for Abstract painting,
1967 October 11
50 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 524
50 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture III: Preconditions for Abstract painting continued and art preceding abstraction -- Annotated typescript and outlines,
1967 October 18
42 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 525
42 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture IV: themes in art preceding abstraction (1870-1910),
1967 October 25
94 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 526
94 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture V: role of photography and introduction to Cubism,
1967 November 1
104 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 527
104 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture VI: Picasso before Cubism, the Fauves,
1967 November 8
99 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 528
99 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture VII: Cubism, Picasso and Braque,
1967 November 15
93 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound

Box 529
93 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture VIII: Cubism,
1967 November 22
100 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 530
100 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture IX: developments from Cubism, simultaneity, and the concept of time in painting,
1967 November 29
108 minutes each, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 531-532
108 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture X: development of Cubism: France and Italy,
1967 December 6
103 minutes each, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 533-534
103 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture XI: Futurism, Russia, and Suprematism,
1967 December 13
106 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 535
106 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture XII: Suprematism and German Expressionism,
1967 December 20
102 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 536
102 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture XIII: Kandinsky and Mondrian,
1968 January 10
136 minutes each, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 537-538
136 minutes, analogue,
3 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture XIV: developments from Cubism in America,
1968 January 17
109 minutes each, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 539-540
109 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 403
Lecture XV: American Abstract art -- Annotated typescript,
1968 January 24
analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 541-542
Abstract art -- Slade Lectures in the Fine Arts -- Oxford University --
1968
Spring

(Sound quality for this entire series is poor. Only lectures III, VI, and VII are complete. The beginnings and endings are cut off on lectures I and II. The endings are cut off on lectures VI through VI.)

Lecture I: modern Abstract art: its continuity with preceding realistic art,
1968 May 3
7 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 543
7 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassettes

Box 404
Lecture II: Cubism (i),
1968 May 8

(Annotations indicate that Lecture I is included in this reel even though the Metropolitan Museum of Art inventory does not)

130 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second, 2 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 544
67 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 404
Lecture III: Cubism (ii),
1968 May 15
130 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second, 2 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 544
63 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 404
Lecture IV: Cubism and science,
1968 May 22
114 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second, 2 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 545
76 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 404
Lecture V: Cubism and technology,
1968 May 22
114 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second, 2 track)
1 sound tape reel

Box 545
38 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 404
Lecture VI: Abstract painting: Malevich and Mondrian,
1968 May 24
34 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 546
analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 547
34 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 404
Lecture VII: Abstract painting: Kandinsky,
1968 May
62 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 548
analogue, 9.5centimeters per second
1 sound

Box 549
62 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 404
Lecture VIII: Abstract painting in America: Pollock, Rothko, and others,
1968 May 29
74 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 550
74 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 404
Philosophy and worldview in painting -- Oxford University --
1968 June 4
129 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 551-552
219 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 404
Insular manuscript art -- Franklin Jasper Walls lectures -- Pierpont Morgan library --
1968 March

(Schapiro referred to these lectures as "Hiberno-Saxon manuscripts," the title reflects that used in Series III, Subseries: III.3: Lectures, Sub-Subseries: III.3.4: 1960s)

Lecture I: frame, field, and figure,
1968 March 4
273 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second, 2 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 553
70 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 404
Lecture II: the carpet page and the giant initial,
1968 March 11
273 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second, 2 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 553
84 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 404
Lecture III: image and ornament,
1968 March 18
273 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second, 2 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 553
97 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 404
Lecture IV: the models and their transformation (i),
1968 March 20
273 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second, 2 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 554
88 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 404
Lecture V: the models and their transformation (ii),
1968 March 25
273 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second, 2 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 554
75 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 404
Lecture VI: the religious and secular grounds of Hiberno-Saxon art,
1968 March 27
273 minutes, analogue, 19 centimeters per second, 2 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 554
110 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 404
Baudelaire between the imaginary and the real -- Queens College (New York, N.Y.) --
1969 April 22
86 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 555
86 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 405
Beatus manuscripts of the apocalypse -- New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture,
1969 May 2
120 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 556
120 minutes, analogue, mono
4 sound cassettes

Box 405

(Accompanied by administrative notes by Lillian Milgram Schapiro)

The present state of art history -- Queens College (New York, N.Y.) -- Annotated outlines, transcript, and notes,
1969 June 5
98 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 557
98 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 405
E.A. (Elias Avery) Lowe memorial -- Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.) --
1969 October 15
72 minutes, analogue
1 sound tape reel

Box 558
72 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 405
Theory and methods of art history (Art History G6001x) -- Columbia University --
1969 October
-
1970 January

(All lectures are complete except for the beginning of lecture I, and the endings of lectures V and VII. The sound quality of the series is poor. There is a hiss on all the recordings, with the voice audible but not good. Questions from the audience are difficult to hear, and sometimes inaudible.)

Lecture I,
1969 October 1
41 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 559
41 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 405
Lecture II,
1969 October 8
102 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 560
102 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 405
Lecture III,
1969 October 22
109 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 561
109 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 405
Lecture IV,
1969 October 29
103 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 562
103 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 406
Lecture V,
1969 November 5
107 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 563
107 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 406
Lecture VI,
1969 November 12
105 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 564
105 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 406
Lecture VII,
1969 November 19
102 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 565
102 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 406
Lecture VIII,
1969 November 26
113 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 566
113 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 406
Lecture IX,
1969 December 3
111 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 567
111 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 406
Lecture X,
1969 December 10
111 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 568
111 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 406
Lecture XI,
1969 December 17
110 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 569
110 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 406
Lecture XII,
1970 January 7
114 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 570
114 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 406
Lecture XIII,
1970 January 14
147 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 571
147 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 406
Three texts by Lichtenberg, Diderot and Galiani -- New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture --
1970 April 10
108 minutes, analogue, mono
3 sound cassettes

Box 407
Early Christian painting (Art History G4320x) -- Columbia University --
1970
Fall

(The sound quality of these lectures is mixed. The beginnings of lectures I-IV, VI, VIII, and XII are cut off. The sound is good on lectures IV-VIII, XI, and XIII. On other lectures the recordings have static and hum sounds, audience noise, and the professor is sometimes off microphone. Annotations indicate the title as "Early Christian art," but Columbia University class bulletins list the course as Early Christian painting)

Lecture I,
1970 September 30
102 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 572
102 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 407
Lecture II,
1970 October 7
102 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 573
102 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 407
Lecture III,
1970 October 14
98 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 574
98 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 407
Lecture IV,
1970 October 21
113 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 575
113 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 407
Lecture V,
1970 October 28
102 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 576
102 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 407
Lecture VI,
1970 November 4
112 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 577
112 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 407
Lecture VII,
1970 November 11
102 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 578
112 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 407
Lecture VIII,
1970 November 18
108 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 579
108 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 407
Lecture IX,
1970 November 25
104 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 580
104 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 407
Lecture X,
1970 December 2
107 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 581
107 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 408
Lecture XI,
1970 December 9
104 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 582
104 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 408
Lecture XII,
1970 December 16
100 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 583
100 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 408
Lecture XIII,
1971 January 6
116 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 584
116 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 408
Men with ideas: Alexander, Daedalus, Icarus: legends of the invention of flying -- Carnegie Institute of Technology --
1971 January 27

(The original audiotape was torn and needed to be repaired before the cassette copy was recorded. The lecture is complete with good sound. The voice is clear and audible.)

87 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 585
87 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 408
Ornament and painting -- New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture --
1971 April 23

(The sound quality is poor, with echoes and muffling of the voice.)

170 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second, 2 track
1 sound tape reel

Box 586
170 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 408
Mondrian's forms and their relation to preceding styles of representation -- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum --
1971 October 9

(The lecture is complete, but the sound quality is mixed. The voice is clear and audible, but the sound level varies. There is audience noise and the professor taps on the podium and is occasionally off microphone.)

38 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 587
38 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassette

Box 408
Graphic analysis of structure -- University of Virginia --
1972 April 11

(The lecture is complete, but the sound quality is poor. The voice is high-pitched, and there is audience noise and varied sound levels.)

53 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 588
53 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 408
An experiment with forms in art -- Columbia University --
1973 April 2

(The lecture is complete, but the sound quality is poor. There is a hiss on the recording, and an echo effect.)

66 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 589
66 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 408
The south tower of the cathedral of Chartres -- Columbia University. School of Architecture --
1973 October 3

(The lecture is complete with voice audible. The quality of the sound is mixed, with audience noise, echo sound, and the professor is occasionally off microphone)

83 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 590
83 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 408
The use of the Old Testament in the art of the middle ages -- Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.) --
1973 October 22

(All three sound tape reels are incomplete and do not have the end of the lecture recorded. The sound quality is poor with a great deal of audience noise, although the voice itself is clear.)

129 minutes each, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
3 sound tape reels

Box 591-593
129 minutes, analogue,
4 sound cassettes

Box 409
The unity of Picasso's art -- Albright-Knox Art Gallery --
1973 December 5

(The lecture is complete with good sound quality, the voice is clear and audible. Film of this lecture was made in 1985 by The Metropolitan Museum and Gittelman Film Associates)

94 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes
Box 409
Theories and methods of investigation of art (Art History G6001x) -- Columbia University,
1974
Fall

(Lectures I and II were not recorded. All the recorded lectures are complete. The sound quality of this series is mixed. In most recordings the voice is clear and audible, but there is a lot of audience noise and some sounds from a construction site nearby are noticeable on lectures III through VI. The sound is very poor for lectures IV and XI.)

Lecture III,
1974 October 2
108 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 594
108 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 409
Lecture IV,
1974 October 9
106 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 595
106 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 409
Lecture V,
1974 October 16
107 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 596
107 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 409
Lecture VI,
1974 October 23
104 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 597
104 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 409
Lecture VII,
1974 October 30
104 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 598
104 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 409
Lecture VIII,
1974 November 6
106 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 599
106 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 409
Lecture IX,
1974 November 13
105 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 600
105 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 409
Lecture X,
1974 November 20
151 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 601
151 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 410
Lecture XI,
1974 November 27
101 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 602
101 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 410
Lecture XII,
1974 December 4
108 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 603
108 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 410
Lecture XIII,
1974 December 11
99 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 604
99 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 410
Lecture XIV,
1974 December 12
130 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 605
130 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 410
The south tower of the cathedral of Chartres -- University of California, Los Angeles --
1974 January 10

(Cassettes were not made of this lecture because the quality of the recording was too poor)

2 sound tape reels

Box 606-607
Theory and methods of investigation of art (Art History G6021x) -- Columbia University,
1975
Fall

(All recorded lectures are complete. Lectures I, XI, and XII were not recorded. The sound quality of this series is mixed. The recording of lecture VI has audience noise and a hiss sound on the tape, and the sound of lecture VII is very poor, with audience noise and a buzz sound at the beginning, echo noise throughout, and occasional ringing sound. The voice is best for recordings of lectures IV, V, IX, XIII and XIV. The question periods for all the lectures are hard to hear.)

Lecture II,
1975 September 17
104 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 608
104 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 410
Lecture III,
1975 September 24
108 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 609
108 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 410
Lecture IV,
1975 October 1
112 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 610
112 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 410
Lecture V,
1975 October 8
105 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 611
105 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 410
Lecture VI,
1975 October 15
101 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 612
101 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 411
Lecture VII,
1975
Oct6ober 22
119 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 613
119 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 411
Lecture VIII,
1975 October 29
108 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 614
108 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 411
Lecture IX,
1975 November 5
104 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 615
104 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 411
Lecture X,
1975 November 12
116 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 616
116 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 411
Lecture XIII,
1975 December 3
113 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 617
113 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 411
Lecture XIV,
1975 December 10
123 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 618
123 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes

Box 411
Perspective and script: the reader and the viewer in medieval representations -- University of Pittsburgh --
1976 November
74 minutes each, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 619-620
74 minutes, analogue, mono
1 sound cassettes

Box 411
Cézanne and the philosophers -- Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) --
1977 October 11

(The lecture is complete. The sound quality is good, but has a little audience noise and noise from professor moving around.)

139 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
1 sound tape reel

Box 621
139 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 411
On logic and method in art history: from classification to explanation -- New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) --
1979 November 17

(Reel in Box 623 is a duplicate of the reel in Box 622. The lecture is complete but the sound quality is not good. The sound level varies, there is a hiss noise on the tape and the voice is muffled.)

57 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 622-623
57 minutes, analogue,
1 sound cassettes

Box 412
The unity of Picasso's art -- Columbia University --
1980 April
Lecture I
93 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes
Box 412
Lecture II
100 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes
Box 412
Lecture III
99 minutes, analogue, 9.5 centimeters per second
2 sound tape reels

Box 624-625
99 minutes, analogue,
2 sound cassettes

Box 412
Lecture IV
30 minutes, analogue, mono
2 sound cassettes
Box 412
On the life and work of Arthur Kingsley Porter -- Harvard University --
1983 April 10
55 minutes, analogue, mono
3 sound cassettes
Box 412
Meyer Schapiro interview with Ann Newsmith -- Vermont Council on the Arts --
1982 August
1 sound cassette
Box 412
Meyer Schapiro: Art News [Interview ?] --
1982 October 28
1 sound cassette
Box 412
Meyer Schapiro: film track, reel one and two
1 sound cassette
Box 412
Unidentified sound recordings
6 sound tape reels

Box 626-631
8 sound cassette

Box 412
Oral History with Miriam Schapiro Grosof (Schapiro's daughter)

Box 396
Subseries: VII.3: Videocassettes,
1988

Subseries VII.3 contains three copies of a program titled "The unity of Picasso's art." The program features audio from two lectures with images from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The video was created by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Gittelman Film Associates and produced and directed by Philip Gittelman.

The unity of Picasso's art [videorecording] : a master lecture / by Meyer Schapiro ; Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Gittelman Film Associates ; produced and directed by Philip Gittelman -- [New York, N.Y.] : Office of Film and Television of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [1988 ?]

(Credits: Animation camera, Fred Armstrong and Betsy Baker; film editing, Araness Communication ; video editing, Tapepower. Lecture presented at Brandeis University on April 11, 1967 and at Albright Knox Art Gallery on December 5, 1973)

3 videocassettes-- 92 minutes each, sound, color; 1/2 inch

Box 632

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