Unmicrofilmed prints have been cataloged separately.
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The records of California fine arts print publisher 3EP Ltd. founded by Moo (Mary Margaret) Anderson, Joseph Goldyne, and Paula Kirkeby measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1984. The records include scattered administrative files; artists' files that include correspondence, lists, price lists, and miscellany; printed materials, photographs, including two dismantled photo albums and negatives; and numerous fine arts prints by various contemporary artists, including Gordon Cook, Claire Falkenstein, Joe Fay, Sam Francis, David Gilhooly, Joseph Goldyne, Jack Jefferson, Frank Lobdell, Fred Martin, Ed Moses, Nathan Oliveira, Jay Phillips, Matt Phillips, and Joseph Zirker.
Administrative records consist of chronological correspondence, subscriber lists and forms, price lists, exhibition lists, and other miscellaneous records. Business/administrative correspondence is mostly between the 3EP Ltd. founders and various museums, galleries, and collectors, with a few letters to artists. Artists' files include resumes, correspondence, catalogs, clippings, photographs and slides. Artists include Chuck Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Gordon Cook, Claire Falkenstein, Joe Fay, Sam Francis, Jack Jefferson, Frank Lobdell, Ed Moses, George Sugarman, and Joseph Zirker, among many others.
3EP Ltd. records, 1970-1984, bulk 1979-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection are also available on 35 mm microfilm reels 3534-3536 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Researchers are advised that the order of microfilm no longer matches the order of the arranged collection.
The de Young Museum has a collection of 3EP Ltd. prints which are part of the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection.
3EP Ltd. (founded 1978; closed 1984), a print publisher, was founded by Moo (Mary Margaret) Anderson, Joseph Goldyne, and Paula Kirkeby in 1978 in Palo Alto, California.
Donated 1984 by Moo (Mary Margaret) Anderson and Paula Kirkeby who own 3EP, Ltd. Plates received with the records were returned to the donors.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001