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École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts Paris [National School of Fine Arts Paris] UP6 ephemera and photographs
The École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (National School of Fine Arts) in Paris succeeded the royal arts academies of pre-revolutionary France. The collection contains eight black-and-white photographs of the school in 1972 and ephemera concerning the creation of two new ateliers and a printing works at UP6 by the architect Jean-Paul Jungmann in 1972-74.
This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and ephemera associated with author Gertrude Stein.
The material is diverse, including engravings, drawings, posters, and medals, ranging from the 18th to the 20th century. Much of the collection is oriented toward the avant-garde, so even the 18th-century material tends to be literature of the margins. It is especially strong in 19th and 20th century avant-garde material (Symbolisme, Cabaret literature, political and social satire, Surrealism).
Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess". Baker was the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934) and to become a world-famous entertainer. The materials span from 1926 to circa 1970 and contain photographs, promotional flyers, and ephemeral books.
The volatile period of civil unrest in France during May 1968 was punctuated by demonstrations and massive general strikes as well as the occupation of universities and factories across France. At the height of its fervor, it virtually brought the entire advanced capitalist economy of France to a dramatic halt. This artificially-created collection contains posters, protest leaflets, tracts, and photographs from these student protests in May 1968.