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Robert Alexander papers, 1960-1987

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Creator:
Alexander, Bob, 1923-1987
Subject:
Beattie, Paul
Berman, Wallace
Herms, George
Hirschman, Jack
Kaufman, Bob
McClure, Michael
Meltzer, David
Perkoff, Stuart Z.
Scibella, Tony
Stockwell, Dean
Talbert, Ben
Walsh, Zack
Baza Press
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.8 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Correspondence, printed material, photographs, art works, organizational records of the Temple of Man, Venice, Calif., and printed material, including Baza Press posters. The bulk of the papers are ephemeral collages and correspondence from artist and poet friends including David Meltzer, George Herms, Michael McClure, Zack Walsh, Jack Hirschman, Dean Stockwell, Paul Beattie, Bob Kaufman and Tony Scibella, among others. Also included are scattered papers of artists Wallace Berman, Ben Talbert, and Stuart Z. Perkoff.
Citation:
Robert Alexander papers, 1960-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Robert Alexander (1923-1987) was an art patron and ordained priest from Venice, Calif. Alexander founded the Temple of Man in 1960 in San Francisco, moving it to his home in Venice, Calif. in 1968. The Temple served as a meeting place for artists, poets, and musicians. Also knows as Baza or Bob Alexander.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Alexander's widow Anita Alexander (d. 1992).
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art patrons
Art, Modern
Artists
Assemblage (Art)
Beat generation
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6562
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215848
AAA_collcode_alexbob
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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