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Chuck E. Wheat christmas card to David Ireland

Creator:
Wheat, Chuck E.  Search this
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1988
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12388
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David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12388
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Laura Farabough christmas card to David Ireland

Creator:
Farabough, Laura  Search this
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1988
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12389
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12389
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Unidentified sender christmas card to David Ireland

Creator:
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1989
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12390
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David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12390
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Susan Rhodes christmas card to David Ireland

Creator:
Rhodes, Susan  Search this
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1980
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12391
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David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12391
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Toby Cox christmas card to David Ireland

Creator:
Cox, Toby  Search this
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1990
Topic:
Nature  Search this
Winter  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12392
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David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12392
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Unidentified sender christmas card to David Ireland

Creator:
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1988
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12393
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David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12393
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Heidi Everhart christmas card to David Ireland

Creator:
Everhart, Heidi  Search this
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Subject:
Fabric Workshop  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1993 Dec. 9
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12394
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12394
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Unidentified sender christmas card to David Ireland

Creator:
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1992 Dec.
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12395
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David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12395
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Jana Fay christmas card to David Ireland

Creator:
Fay, Jana  Search this
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1991
Topic:
Winter  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12396
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David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12396
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Excerpts from Repair of the Sidewalk

Creator:
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1976
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14326
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14326

David Ireland's house, a maintenance action

Creator:
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Labat, Tony, 1951-  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1976-1978
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14329
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14329

Repair of the sidewalk and footage from A Maintenance Action

Creator:
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1976
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14330
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David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14330

Polaroid of David Ireland

Photographer:
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1975 May
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18547
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David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18547

William H. Bender papers, [ca. 1940]- 1972

Creator:
Bender, William H., 1894-  Search this
Subject:
Bender, William H.  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5893
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208733
AAA_collcode_bendwill
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208733

Betty Klausner research material on David Ireland, 1987-2004

Creator:
Klausner, Betty, 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Thompson, Mark  Search this
Dunn, Douglas  Search this
Ireland, Judy  Search this
Barlow, Francis Hill  Search this
Garrels, Gary  Search this
Storr, Robert  Search this
Koss, PierPaolo  Search this
Bourne, Agnes  Search this
Reynolds, Jock  Search this
Tanner, Marcia  Search this
Gorney, Jay  Search this
Levy, Leah  Search this
Reed, Jane  Search this
Myers, Jeannie  Search this
Tsujimoto, Karen  Search this
Tingle, Alta  Search this
Anglim, Paule  Search this
Lewallen, Connie  Search this
Hatch, Ann  Search this
Ireland, Marsha  Search this
Berkson, Bill  Search this
Ireland, Barbara  Search this
Ireland, Shaun  Search this
Pinegar, Richard  Search this
Linhares, Philip E.  Search this
Melchert, Jim  Search this
Brandt, Damon  Search this
Ireland, David Kenneth  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Conceptual artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13643
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)272816
AAA_collcode_klaubett
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_272816

David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005

Creator:
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Subject:
Lienhard, Marie-Louise  Search this
Marion, Paul  Search this
Grobart, Jeffrey  Search this
Coppola, Eleanor  Search this
Tingle, Alta  Search this
Lee, Margie  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Arts Club of Chicago  Search this
Gallery Paule Anglim  Search this
New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Stanford University.Dept. of Art  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Washington State Arts Commission  Search this
Western Washington University  Search this
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts  Search this
Helmhaus ZÞurich  Search this
Mattress Factory  Search this
Topic:
Conceptual artists  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Prints  Search this
Public art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15853
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)292739
AAA_collcode_ireldavi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_292739
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David Ireland Papers

Artist:
Ireland, David, 1930-2009  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Arts Club of Chicago  Search this
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Gallery Paule Anglim  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Mattress Factory  Search this
New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Stanford University  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Washington State Arts Commission  Search this
Western Washington University  Search this
Coppola, Eleanor  Search this
Grobart, Jeffrey  Search this
Lee, Margie  Search this
Lienhard, Marie-Louise  Search this
Marion, Paul  Search this
Tingle, Alta  Search this
Extent:
24.8 Linear feet
8.39 Gigabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Video recordings
Sketches
Interviews
Prints
Sound recordings
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1910s-circa 2009
bulk 1960-2005
Summary:
The papers of California conceptual artist and sculptor David Ireland measure 24.8 linear feet and 8.39 GB and date from circa 1910s to circa 2009, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 2005. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, notes and notebooks, installation projects and exhibition files, teaching files, travel files, personal business records, printed and digital material and commercial recordings, photographic materials, artwork, and video and sound recordings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of California conceptual artist and sculptor David Ireland measure 24.8 linear feet and 8.39 GB and date from circa 1910s to circa 2009, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 2005. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, notes and notebooks, installation projects and exhibition files, teaching files, travel files, personal business records, printed and digital material and commercial sound recordings, photographic materials, artwork, and video and sound recordings.

Biographical material includes awards and certificates, address books and appointment books, artist's statements, resumes, chronologies, student university materials, passports, and sound and video recordings of interviews with Ireland. Correspondence is with friends, peers, universities, galleries, and museums, including Jeffrey Grobart, Eleanor Coppola, Margie Lee, Marie-Louise Lienhard, Paul Marion, and Alta Tingle, among others. Notes and notebooks contain incoming phone messages, notes to self, regarding projects and ideas, as well as various other notes and plans.

Installation projects and exhibition files constitute the bulk of the collection and document David Ireland's extensive projects and exhibitions around the world. Files are found for his Capp Street house project and Pacific Enterprises project in San Francisco; Boott Mills project in Lowell, Massachusetts; IKEA Emeryville Public Art Project in Emeryville, California; and several Washington State Arts Commission and Western Washington University projects. Other exhibition and installation locations found within the files include the American Academy in Rome; Yerba Buena Arts Center in California; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in Australia; Helmhaus in Zurich, Switzerland; Arts Club of Chicago; San Francisco MOMA; New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, among many others. The files contain a wide variety of materials, including sound and video recordings in various formats.

Teaching files document David Ireland's many roles as visiting artist, artist-in-residence, instructor, and conference and symposium panelist at the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco Art Institute, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Stanford University Department of Art, among others. Travel files document Ireland's trips abroad, both independent of and as a result of installation and project obligations.

Personal business records are comprised of financial materials and documentation relating to Ireland's two early South African import and safari businesses as well grants and project proposals, various loan agreements, representation through Gallery Paule Anglim, property sales and tax documentation, inventory materials, and various other business materials. Also found within the collection are printed material and four commercial sound recordings. Photographs are of the artist, friends and family, Ireland's Oakland studio, and works of art. There is artwork by Ireland, including sketches, drawings, and prints, and a few pieces of artwork by other artists. In addition to sound and video recordings arranged in other series, there is one video recording and six sound cassettes that are either unidentified or have no additional context within the collection.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950-circa 2009 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1937-circa 2008 (4 linear feet; Boxes 2-6)

Series 3: Notes and Notebooks, circa 1965-circa 2008 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 6-7)

Series 4: Installation Projects and Exhibition Files, circa 1960s-circa 2009 (11.6 linear feet; Boxes 7-18, OV26, OV27, 7.84 GB; ER01-ER15)

Series 5: Teaching Files, 1977-1998 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 18-19)

Series 6: Travel Files, circa 1950s-circa 1994 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 19-20)

Series 7: Personal Business Records, circa 1965-circa 2008 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 20-21)

Series 8: Printed Material and Commercial Recordings, 1932-circa 2009 (2.3 linear feet; Boxes 21-23, 0.553 GB; ER16)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, circa 1910s-circa 2005 (1 linear foot; Boxes 23-24)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1965-circa 2003 (0.2 linear feet; Box 24)

Series 11: Video and Sound Recordings, circa 1965-circa 1990s (0.4 linear feet; Box 25)
Biographical / Historical:
David Ireland (1930-2009) was a conceptual artist and sculptor who worked in San Francisco, California.

Ireland was born in Bellingham, Washington and attended Western Washington University. In 1953, he received a degree in industrial design and printmaking from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland. He then served two years in the U. S. Army in Missouri, returning to live and work in Bellingham. For several years, Bellingham served as his launch point for extensive travels in Europe and Africa.

In the late 1950s, Ireland founded Hunter Africa, an artifacts import business. He moved the business to San Francisco in 1965 and also began a second business leading safaris in Africa. He married Bellingham native Joanne Westford and had two children, Ian Ireland and Shaughn Niland; they divorced in 1970.

Ireland attended the San Francisco Art Institute and received a graduate degree in 1974. There, he met other Bay Area artists involved in the conceptual movement there, including Tom Marioni, Paul Kos, Howard Fried, and Terry Fox.

Much of Ireland's artwork of the 1980s and 1990s centered on the transformation of his home at 500 Capp Street in San Francisco, where he dramatically physically and conceptually transformed the interior and exterior structure into a mix of archictectural sculpture and enviromental art piece. He bought a second home in 1979 to transform, and, in the 1980s, completed a renovation of the main building at the Headlands Center for Arts in Sausalito with artist Mark Thompson.

David Ireland's work has been presented in more than forty solo exhibitions at venues that included the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.; The Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. He created major public projects and private commissions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington, D. C., and other cities. His work is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, and University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, among others.
Provenance:
The David Ireland papers were donated in 2010 by the David Ireland Estate via Jock Reynolds, trustee and executor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The David Ireland papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Conceptual artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Public art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sketches
Interviews
Prints
Sound recordings
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ireldavi
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David Ireland Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ireldavi

Printed Material and Commercial Recordings

Collection Artist:
Ireland, David, 1930-2009  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet (Boxes 21-23)
0.553 Gigabytes (ER16)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1932-circa 2009
Scope and Contents:
Found here are articles, blank postcards, clippings; exhibition catalogs, announcements, and cards; lecture and residency announcements; periodicals, reviews about David Ireland, and an early blueprint of the San Francisco War Memorial. Also included are commercial recordings consisting of three sound discs (two CDs, one vinyl) and one sound cassette.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The David Ireland papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ireldavi, Series 8
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David Ireland Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ireldavi-ref16

San Francisco Art Institute Sound Recordings

Collection Artist:
Ireland, David, 1930-2009  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound cassettes
Container:
Box 8, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Date:
circa 1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The David Ireland papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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David Ireland Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ireldavi-ref100

Source Material for Installations, Sound Recordings

Collection Artist:
Ireland, David, 1930-2009  Search this
Extent:
24 Sound cassettes
Container:
Box 18, Folder 2-4
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Date:
circa 1980s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The David Ireland papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
David Ireland Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ireldavi-ref209

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