Series IIf: Awards and Honorary Degrees 1957–1977

This series includes correspondence, awards, photographs, writings, speeches, publicity, and medals from the universities, colleges, and professional organizations that bestowed awards and honorary degrees upon Josef Albers. Of particular importance to Josef Albers was the 1959 Ford Foundation Fellowship that made much of his work on Interaction of Color possible; the 1958 Conrad von Soest Prize; the Graham Foundation 1962 grant as co-recipient with Paul Rudolph for a sculpture commission for Yale Art and Architecture building, resulting in the sculpture Repeat and Reverse; the 1962 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from Yale University; the American Institute of Architects 1974 Fine Arts Medal Nomination; and various awards from the city of Bottrop.

Description Dates Box Folder

American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1973 Fellowship

1973 60 1

American Institute of Architects, 1969 Collaborative Achievement
in Architecture Medal consideration for St. Patrick’s Church,
Oklahoma City, OK

1969 60 2

American Institute of Architects, 1972 Collaborative
Achievement in Architecure Medal for Rochester Institute
of Technology

1972–1973 60 3

American Institute of Architects, 1975 Fine Arts Medal

1969–1975 60 4–6

American Institute of Graphic Art, 1964 Honorary Member

1964 60 7

Stadt Bottrop, Plakette der Stadt Bottrop

1963 60 8

Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1977 Life Member

1977 60 9

California College of Arts and Crafts, 1964 Honorary Degree of
Doctor of Fine Arts

1964 60 10

Carborundum Company, 1970 Carborundum Sculpture Award

1971 60 11

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh International Exhibition of
Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, 1967 Carnegie Institute
Award for Painting

1967 60 12

College Art Association of America, 1973 Distinguished Teaching
of Art Award

1973 60 13

Town of Fairfield, CT 1976 Artist of the Year Award

1976 60 14

Ford Foundation, 1959 Fellowship

1958–1959 61 1

Federal Republic of Germany, 1957 Cross of the Order of Merit

1957 61 2

Federal Republic of Germany, 1968 Cross of the Order of Merit

1968 61 3

Graham Foundation, 1962 grant and co-recipient with Paul
Rudolph for sculpture commission for Yale Art and Architecture
building Repeat and Reverse

1962–1964 61 4

Kaufman International Design Award, 1961 candidate

1971 61 5

Kenyon College, 1969 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts

1969 61 6

Maryland Institute, 1972 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts

1972 61 7

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970 Fellow for Life

1970 61 8

Minneapolis School of Art, 1969 Honorary Degree of Doctor of
Fine Arts

1969 61 9

National Association of Schools of Art, 1971 Citation

1971 61 10

National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1968 Membership

1968 61 11

National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1974 Nomination for the
Gold Medal for Graphic Art

1974 61 12

Nordrhein Westfälen, 1968 Grossern Kunstpreis

1968 61 13

Norwegian International Print Biennale, 1972 Gold Medal

1972 61 14

Oklahoma City Arts Council, 1970 Design Excellence Award

1970 61 15

Philadelphia College of Art, 1976 Honorary Degree of Doctor of
Fine Arts

1976 61 16

Philadelphia Museum College of Art, 1962 Citation

1962 61 17

Pratt Institute, 1975 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts

1975 61 18

Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Benjamin Franklin
Fellow

1970 61 19

Ruhr Universität Bochum, 1967 Honorary Degree

1967 62 1

Skowhegan Medal for Graphics

1971 62 2

Tercera Bienal del Grabado, 1968 Premio de Honor

1968 62 3

Mark Twain Journal, 1972 Knight of Mark Twain

1972 62 4

University of Bridgeport, 1966 Honorary Degree of Doctor
of Fine Arts

1966 62 5–6

University of Hartford, 1958 Honorary Degree of Doctor of
Fine Arts

1958 62 7

University of Illinois, 1969 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts
[see Box OS23]

1969 62 8

University of Illinois, 1972 Alumni Association Life Member

1972 62 9

University of North Carolina, 1967 Honorary Degree of Doctor
of Fine Arts

1967 62 10

Washington University, 1971 Honorary Degree of Doctor of
Fine Arts

1970–1971 62 11

Conrad von Soest Prize

1958 62 12–13

Yale University, 1967 Saybrook College Fellow Emeritus

1967 62 14

Yale University, 1962 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts

1962 62 15