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Bunce, Louis, 1907-1983  Search this
Bunce, Gloria  Search this
Griffin, Rachael  Search this
Hammack, John  Search this
Judd, Sally  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Russell, Pee Wee  Search this
Wells, Wendy  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Bunce, Edna  Search this
Portland Center for the Visual Arts  Search this
Portland Museum School  Search this
Fountain Gallery of Art  Search this
Metropolitan Arts Commission  Search this
Oregon Historical Society  Search this
KOIN-TV  Search this
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
9.1 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 11 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1902-1983 (Box 1, 13; 0.7 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1916-1983 (Box 1-3; 1.7 linear feet) Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1940-1970s (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet) Series 4: Interviews and Interview Transcripts, 1955-1982 (Box 3; 0.2 linear feet) Series 5: Organizational Records, 1970s-1983 (Box 3; 0.1 linear feet) Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1948-1983 (Box 3-4; 0.8 linear feet) Series 7: Printed Material, 1930s-1980s (Box 4-6, 13; 1.7 linear feet) Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1941-1982 (Box 6, 9-10; 1.0 linear feet) Series 9: Sketchbooks, 1940-1960s (Box 6-7, 11; 1.2 linear feet) Series 10: Artwork, circa 1944-1979 (Box 7, 13-15; 0.6 linear feet) Series 11: Photographs, 1890s-1981 (Box 7-8, 12; 0.9 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advanced notice.
The papers of Portland, Oregon painter, printmaker, and educator Louis Bunce (1907-1983) measure 9.1 linear feet and date from the 1890s to 1983. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, interviews and interview transcripts, organizational records, personal business records, printed materials, nine scrapbooks, eighteen sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs. A few audiovisual recordings are scattered throughout series.
Louis Bunce papers, 1890s-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of this collection, including Jackson Pollock letters, catalog, and announcement, are available on 35 mm microfilm reel 3999 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund
Use Note:
The Jazz Arts video: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from KGW-TV, Portland Oregon. Interview of Wendy Wells of the Fountain Gallery: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Rogers Cablesystems of Portland, Oregon. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Bunce, one conducted on October 29, 1965 by Dorothy Bestor and a second conducted on December 3-13, 1982 by Rachel Rosenfield, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project
Biography Note:
Louis Bunce (1907-1983) was a painter, printmaker, and educator active in Portland, Oregon. His modernist style influenced many artists in the Pacific Northwest.
Language Note:
Collection is in English.
The Louis Bunce papers were donated by the artist's son, Jon Bunce in 1984.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art