Black Mountain College Project
Dancing on the porch of Lee Hall. Photo courtesy North Carolina State Archive, BMC Papers, 309.4
Eventually, the resource page will feature an extensive bibliography, a list of individuals and archives where their papers have been deposited, websites and other information. For this initial offering histories of the college as well as archives, museums and libraries with extensive collections of Black Mountain College documents have been listed.
BOOKS ABOUT BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGEHistory
Martin Duberman. Black Mountain College, An Exploration in Community. E.P. Dutton, 1972. A study of the college as an experimental educational community.
Mary Emma Harris. The Arts at Black Mountain College. The MIT Press, 1987. An illustrated history of the arts programs at Black Mountain College, described within the context of the college�s general history and educational ideals. Extensive bibliography.
Vincent Katz, ed. Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art. Essays by Vincent Katz, Martin Brody, Robert Creeley and Kevin Power. The MIT Press, 2002.
Caroline Collier and Michael Harrison, curators. Starting at Zero: Black Mountain College 1933-67. Essays by Mary Emma Harris, Christopher Benfey, Eva Diaz, Edmund de Waal, Jed Perl. Bristol: Arnolfini and Cmabridge: Kettle's Yard, 2005.
Mervin Lane, editor. Black Mountain College, Sprouted Seeds, An Anthology of Personal Accounts. University of Tennessee Press, 1990. Memoirs and biographies of Black Mountain College students and faculty.
Fielding Dawson. The Black Mountain Book. E.P. Dutton,1970. Expanded and revised edition: North Carolina Wesleyan College Press, 1991. A personal memoir of Dawson�s experience as a student at Black Mountain College.
John Andrew Rice. I Came Out of the Eighteenth Century. New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1942. The last two chapters describe Rollins College and Black Mountain College. Later editions omit these chapters.
Michael Rumaker. Black Mountain Days. Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, 2003.
Robert Sunley. Student Experience in Experimental Education in the Early Years (1933-43). Online publication, Black Mountain College Project.
Emil Willimetz. Gringo: The Making of a Rebel. Peter E. Randall, Publisher, 2003.
ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES
Mountain College Museum & Arts Center. P.O. Box 18912,
Asheville, NC 28814. 828.350.8484.
The Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center is the realization of
the vision of Mary Holden Thompson, who felt that there should be a museum
in Western North Carolina to preserve the legacy of Black Mountain
College. The collections of the museum include works of art as well as
student notes, college publications, photographs and other
North Carolina Wesleyan College. Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Elizabeth Braswell Pearsall Library. Black Mountain Collection. When Black Mountain College closed, the library was sold to the newly-founded North Carolina Wesleyan College. Many of the books were sold by Wesleyan. When Dr. Leverett T. Smith, English professor and curator of the collection, came to the college, he recognized the importance of the library and catalogued and preserved the remaining books. NC Wesleyan
University of Connecticut at Storrs. Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University Libraries. American and English Literature Collection. The Literature Collection contains papers of Charles Olson, Fielding Dawson, Edward Dorn, Joel Oppenheimer, Michael Rumaker, Oyez Press and Beat Poets. Included in The Charles Olson Papers is a group of college documents that were among Olson�s papers at his death. The index of the Dodd Center list collections and provides indexes.
A list of archives and libraries housing papers of Black Mountain College students and faculty. The list will be expanded as time permits.
|Josef Albers||The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation|
|Anni Albers||The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation|
|John Cage||Music Division, The
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Music Library, Northwestern University
Interview, questionnaire and photographs incorporated into the
North Carolina State Archives, Private Collections, P.C. 1895.1. State Archive Collections. Architectural plans and photographs.
|Don Page||Student studies from the classes of Josef and Anni Albers. State Archive Collections|
|John Andrew Rice||Appalachian State University, Carol G. Belk Library, John Andrew Rice Papers.|
|M.C. Richards||Getty Research Center|
|David Tudor||Getty Research Center|