Black Mountain College Project
Introduction to the Sunley Project
INTRODUCTION TO THE SUNLEY PROJECT AND DOCUMENTS
Brief Biographies of Faculty
Albers, Anni. At BMC 1933-49. Taught Weaving and Textile Design. Educated at Bauhaus. Married to Josef Albers.
Albers, Josef. At BMC 1933-49. Taught Art. Student, then faculty at Bauhaus, 1920-1933. Famous abstract painter, colorist.
Babcock, Robert. At BMC 1940-42. Taught Political Science.
Barnes, Gerald. At BMC 1938-40. Taught Economics and Sociology. Ph.D., University of Michigan. Taught at various universities including Michigan, Beirut, Clark, Bard.
Barnes, Walter. At BMC 1938-41. Taught History. Brother of Gerald. Taught at University of California, Oregon, Smith.
Bentley, Eric. Taught at BMC 1942-44, history and drama. Ph.D. Yale. Taught at UCLA.
Boyden, Roland. At BMC 1941-42. Taught History. Was a lawyer and historian.
Carpenter, Richard. At BMC 1940-42. Taught Biology. Author of standard work on plant ecology. Died, 1942.
deGraaff, Franziska. At BMC 1941-44. Taught Languages and Linguistics. Doctorate, University of Leiden. Taught at Reed College.
Dreier, Theodore (Ted). At BMC 1933-49. Taught Physics and Mathematics. Trained as engineer, worked for General Electric. Taught at Rollins College 1930-333.
Evarts, John. At BMC 1933-42. Taught Music. Previously, music critic, studied music in New York and Germany.
French, John R.P. (Jack). At BMC 1940-42. Had graduated from BMC, received doctorate from Yale. Taught Psychology.
Gothe, Richard. At BMC 1940-41. Taught Economics and Sociology. Prior experience in organizing youth work camps. Secretary, Work Camps for America.
Jalowetz, Heinrich. At BMC 1939-46. Taught Music. Had been conductor in Europe, including Prague and Cologne, member of Schoenberg's inner circle. Forced out by Nazis. Died 1946.
Kocher, A. Lawrence. At BMC 1940-43. Taught Architecture, in charge of new building program. Experienced as architect, conservationist, editor of Architectural Record 1928-38.
Kurtz, Kenneth. At BMC 1938-44. Taught English and American Literature. Degrees from Yale, Oxford. Taught at Deep Springs and other colleges.
Lowinsky, Edward. At BMC 1942-47. Taught Music. Educated at Heidelberg University, professional pianist and musicologist. Refugee, fled to Holland, then U.S.
Mangold, Fred. At BMC 1934-42. Taught Romance Languages. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Had taught at Louisiana State, Colorado, Wisconsin.
Martin, Joseph. At BMC 1933-38. Taught English. Educated at Haverford and Oxford and Columbia.
Moellenhoff, Anna. At BMC 1935-39. Taught Biology and German. Physician in Germany. Wife of Fritz, German psychoanalyst, also taught at BMC, then at Menninger Clinic and Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago.
Portell-Vila, Herminio. At BMC 1935-38. Taught History. Had been professor, University of Havana until forced into exile by dictator.
Radin, Paul. At BMC 1941-44. Taught Anthropology. Was author of texts, known for studies of American Indian tribes.
Rice, John Andrew. At BMC 1933-39. Taught Classics. Educated at Tulane and Oxford. On faculty of Nebraska, Rollins College, and others.
Rosen, Nathan (Nate). At BMC 1940-41, 1949-50. Taught Physics. Worked with Albert Einstein at Institute for Advanced Studies.
Schawinsky, Xanti. At BMC 1936-38. Taught Art and Stage. At Bauhaus, 1924-29. Designer in Berlin, Zurich, Milan.
Sly, Allen. At BMC 1935-39. Taught Music. Educated in England, studied with Gustav Holst and Benjamin Dale, professional pianist and composer.
Straus, Erwin. At BMC 1938-44. Taught Psychology and Philosophy. Educated, advanced degrees in Germany; neurologist, on faculty of University of Berlin.
Wunsch, Robert. At BMC 1935-45. Taught English and Drama. Had taught at various high schools, then at Rollins College.
Zeuch, William. Taught at BMC 1935-37. Taught Economics. Had founded Commonwealth College, a labor school, in Arkansas; member of LLano colony in Louisiana.