Robert Rauschenberg Remembered

You may have heard from NPR, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The News & Observer, or a variety of other sources that artist Robert Rauschenberg died this week. Rauschenberg was a student at Black Mountain College and, as such, we have a few collections that contain materials relating to him. These materials include photographs, some of which our Non-Textual Materials Archivist, Kim Cumber, has added to our Flickr account.

Here is one of my favorites:


Svarc Lauterstein (left) [not Susan Weil as originally identified] and Robert Rauschenberg, students at Black Mountain College c.1948-1949.  Svarc Lauterstein is dressed as a centaur for a party. Costume designed and created by Robert Rauschenberg. From the Black Mountain College Research Project Papers, Visual Materials, Box 87, Photographs by Trude Guermonprez (Elsesser), North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.

Please contact the Non-Textual Materials Unit of the North Carolina State Archives before using any of these images.