Ralph Rosenthal papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.roseralp
Creators:
Rosenthal, Ralph, 1912-2003
Dates:
1938-1996
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 Item
partial microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
One letter from David Aronson, 1996 and one letter of recommendation, 1996; a poem by Rosenthal, "Disillusion," written in 1936 and printed ca. 1938, in reaction to his dismissal as an art teacher at Medford Senior High, apparently because he was Jewish; a clipping from the Boston Globe ,1941, on his art classes; and five photographs of Rosenthal and family and of art classes taught by Rosenthal and others, including Alma Lebrecht, Reed Kay, Bernard Chaet, and Jack Kramer. The materials relate primarily to his teaching career at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Boston school system.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, ceramist, art educator; Boston, Mass. Rosenthal attended the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston school while in high school, and later taught there. He received a Master's degree in Education from Boston University in 1936, and taught in the Boston school system from 1936-1976, rising from key teacher of high school students to supervisor of art for the entire system in 1966. Many of his students went on to become notable artists.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 5321 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to lender, Ralph Rosenthal, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1998 by Ralph Rosenthal.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewish artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chaet, Bernard -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kay, Reed -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kramer, Jack -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lebrecht, Alma -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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