This subseries consists of writings published by Stieglitz as well as a few related newspapers and magazine clippings. Most are bulletins produced by An American Place, in which are essays written by or about artists. Others are narratives about certain AAP exhibitions, such as "'291' Again!" by the American painter and writer Ralph Flint in 1937. Subscription forms and other ephemera are also included. For Stieglitz's other publishing ventures, there is minimal documentation, consisting primarily of clippings or fragments of articles in Camera Work, which Stieglitz published 1903-1917, and in Manuscripts (MSS), which Stieglitz launched in 1922, publishing only five issues. As Norman describes the latter in "American Seer," the mission of MSS was to encourage experimentation in all art forms. Some of the contributing writers would reappear in Norman's "Twice a Year" journal 15 years later, such as William Carlos Williams and Herbert J. Seligmann. The subseries concludes with "other" contemporary writings. The earliest is the cover page and introduction written by Walter Woodbury for a folio-size book of Stieglitz photographs published in 1897 by R.H. Russell, New York. Norman reproduced in "American Seer" the two newspaper articles that follow. Both are film negatives rather than actual clippings. The earliest article of 1912 (Ill. no. 50) reviews an exhibition of children's art Stieglitz staged at 291. Stieglitz wrote the 1913 article (Ill. no. 53) to encourage public attendance of the International Exhibition of Modern Art, better remembered as the Armory Show, the seminal exhibition introducing America to European modernism. The last clipping features Stieglitz's "portrait" of Dorothy True incorporated into a page from a Dada publication. Although captioned with an illustration number, the intended publication is not certain.
Dorothy Norman Research Collection : I. Alfred Stieglitz : B. Publications
Subseries B. Publications
Date:1897-1941, n.d.Scope and Content NoteArrangement
Alphabetical, by publication name, ending with "other" contemporary writings. Chronological within each subgroup.