Mary Caroline Richards papers 1928-1994


Mary Caroline Richards papers 1928-1994

Papers document Richards's work as a scholar and teacher of English literature, her work as a poet, potter, and translator, and finally her lectures, workshops, and writings in art education. The papers emphasize the 1940s and 1950s, the period during which Richards taught at Black Mountain College.

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