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Guide to the Christopher Knowles Papers, 1973-2015 (bulk 1973-1990) MSS.414

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Collection processed by Sophie Glidden-Lyon.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 14, 2019
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Craig Savino to incorporate processed books  , January 2019

Container List

Series I: Journals


This series is arranged chronologically, with undated material at the back.

Scope and Content

This series contains journals and sketchbooks filled by Christopher Knowles. Many contain work referencing larger complete artworks, such as "Curious George," which was a collaboration with Robert Wilson. Done mostly in marker or pen, the journals also include many of Knowles "Top Ten" song lists, which he created listening to WABC DJs. Occasionally, the journals contain typewritten text that was then tapped into the blank book. There are also two books created by Knowles as a young child, with the aid of a parent, using text, drawing and photographs. Additionally, a few of the journals include additions by collaborator Cindy Lubar and Robert Wilson.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 School Workbook
Box: 1 Folder : 2 The 6 People in the Knowles Family
February 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 3 The New York by Chris Knowles
February 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 4 The Book of People...
March 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 5 The Book About Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter
March 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 6 The 11 Chapters
April 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 7 A B C D E F G H I...
May 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Chris' Math Book
Box: 1 Folder : 9 [Cindy Lubar and Christopher Knowles]
Box: 1 Folder : 10 English
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Mr. Bojangles
Box: 1 Folder : 12 9 Chapters by Chris Knowles [part] 1
Box: 1 Folder : 13 9 Chapters by Chris Knowles [part] 2
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Since Three Years...

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