1941 Prospectus for the Cummington School
Cummington, MA: The Cummington School, 1941. First edition. 4to, single sheet folded once to make a four-pager. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
A rare early prospectus for the Utopian educational project, which was started by Katherine Frazier and devoted to creative collaboration in the fine arts, and whose alumni included Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Diane Arbus, Marianne Moore et al. Harry Duncan's The Cummington Press would grow out of the school.
This program lists course offerings across different disciplines. Of special note is a workshop headed by the great Delore Schwarz, as well as Katherine Anne Porter, Allen Tate, R.P. Blackmur et al. Harry Duncan is listed as teaching Drama.
The brochure is illustrated with 13 photographs showing studfents at the school.
Additional fold and some creasing, the paper slightly dusty, but very good. Item #29312