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Oral history interview with Frank Romero, 1997 January 17-March 2

Interviewee:
Romero, Frank, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Subject:
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Sheets, Millard Owen  Search this
Sanchez Luján, Gilbert  Search this
Rocha, Roberto de la  Search this
Mugnaini, Joseph A.  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Otis Art Institute  Search this
Four (Art group)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Street art  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13587
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216102
AAA_collcode_romero97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216102
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Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2018, bulk 1950-2005

Creator:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-2019  Search this
Subject:
Baykam, Bedri  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Bury, Pol  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Paris, Harold Persico  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto  Search this
Lindner, Richard  Search this
Petlin, Irving  Search this
Christo  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Beckmann, Max  Search this
Chase-Riboud, Barbara  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Tinguely, Jean  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Benton, Fletcher Chapman  Search this
Hadzi, Dimitri  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Bergman, Ciel  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Reinhardt, Adolph Dietrich Friedrich  Search this
Lipschitz, Jacques  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)Art Council  Search this
University of California, Berkeley.University Art Museum  Search this
College Art Association (U.S.)  Search this
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Topic:
Art  Search this
Political cartoons  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Environmental art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8464
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210640
AAA_collcode_selzpete
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210640
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Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981

Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Mexican American artists  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Street art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13501
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211809
AAA_collcode_tartjame
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211809

John F. Turner research material on Howard Finster, circa 1928-2015, bulk dates 1978-1990

Creator:
Turner, J. F. (John F.), 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Hemphill, Herbert Waide  Search this
Arient, Beth  Search this
Finster, Pauline  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Jabbour, Alan  Search this
Nasisse, Andy S.  Search this
Kind, Phyllis  Search this
Lancaster, Clay  Search this
Finster, Beverly  Search this
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Nutt, Jim  Search this
Camp, Jeff  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
Finster, Howard  Search this
Arient, James  Search this
Esman, Rosa  Search this
Dickinson, Eleanor Creekmore  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Curators  Search this
Volkerz, Willem  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17381
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216522
AAA_collcode_turnjohn
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216522
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Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999

Creator:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Mason, Alice Trumbull  Search this
Bengelsdorf, Rosalind  Search this
Holty, Carl  Search this
Lipschitz, Jacques  Search this
Diller, Burgoyne  Search this
Reinhardt, Adolph Dietrich Friedrich  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock  Search this
Ferren, John  Search this
Morris, George L. K. (George Lovett Kingsland)  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Wilfred, Thomas  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav  Search this
Levine, Les  Search this
MacDonald, Duncan  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
McNeil, George  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
American Association of Museums  Search this
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
Long Beach Museum of Art  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
KUSC (Radio station : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Canadian Museums Association  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art historians  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11586
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249278
AAA_collcode_bowmruth2
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_249278
Online Media:

Unedited footage from Murals of Aztlan by James Tartan 1981

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-11-21T17:46:18Z
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAAA
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_U37Be9vqcjA

Ruth Bowman papers

Creator:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Names:
American Association of Museums  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Canadian Museums Association  Search this
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
KUSC (Radio station : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Long Beach Museum of Art  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Bengelsdorf, Rosalind, 1916-1979  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav, 1904-1994  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Ferren, John, 1905-1970  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Levine, Les, 1935-  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
MacDonald, Duncan (Broadcaster)  Search this
Mason, Alice Trumbull, 1904-1971  Search this
McNeil, George, 1908-1995  Search this
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005  Search this
Wilfred, Thomas, 1889-1968  Search this
Extent:
26.7 Linear feet
21.99 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scripts (documents)
Date:
1936-2006
bulk 1963-1999
Summary:
The papers of art historian and museum educator Ruth Bowman are dated 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999, and measure 26.7 linear feet and 21.99 GB. Professional correspondence and subject files document Bowman's relationships with colleagues and reflect her interests, activities including curatorial work, and accomplishments as a museum educator. Writings and related research materials include her thesis,"Thomas Pollock Anshutz, 1851-1912" (M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1971), and unfinished projects. Also found are interviews conducted by Bowman with a wide range of individuals for a variety of purposes.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and museum educator Ruth Bowman are dated 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999, and measure 26.7 linear feet and 21.99 GB. Professional correspondence and subject files document Bowman's relationships with colleagues and reflect her interests, activities including curatorial work, and accomplishments as a museum educator. Writing and related research materials include her thesis, "Thomas Pollock Anshutz, 1851-1912" (M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1971), and unfinished projects. Also found are interviews conducted by Bowman with a wide range of individuals for a variety of purposes.

Biographical materials consist of certificates, resumes, and a few photographs of Ruth Bowman. Correspondence concerns Bowman's professional activities and interests. Among the most frequent correspondents are: American Association of Museums, Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art.

Writings by Ruth Bowman, published and unpublished, include a thesis and articles about Thomas Pollock Anshutz, catalogs for American Federation of Arts and The Newark Museum exhibitions, lectures, as well as articles about museum education and visual arts programs. Research relates to her writings about Anshutz, and to unrealized projects concerning Anshutz, Cézanne, Eakins, Picasso, and other subjects. Also found are two brief writings about Bowman.

Subject files--general subjects, artists' files, Ruth Bowman activities, and "Sunrise Semester"--contain the majority of Bowman's professional correspondence along with printed material, writings, photographs, and sound recordings. Among the most thoroughly documented general subjects are: The Brooklyn Museum's Trustees Retreat, Canadian Museums Association, a 1981 Craft Symposium, International Network for the Arts, Long Beach Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Museum Directors' Forum", New York University Art Collection, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Council for the Arts. Artists' files are comprised mainly of printed material with a small amount of correspondence and some photographs. The Les Levine file consists of the first issue of Art-Rite featuring a brief article about Levine on its cover; Thomas Wilfred's file includes information about Lumia. Ruth Bowman activities include lectures, radio and television appearances, and participation in professional events. "Sunrise Semester," a collaboration between CBS television and New York University, offered early morning courses for college credit. Ruth Bowman was the instructor for "20th Century American Art," which is documented by general information, scripts, and sound recordings of all 46 classes.

Interviews conducted by Bowman are with English museum administrators and educators; people knowledgeable about a controversial proposal for an Annenberg Fine Arts Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; guests on KUSC radio shows "Sounds of Seeing" and "Live from Trump's"; and guests on the WNYC radio program "Views on Art." Interviews with miscellaneous individuals include Josef Albers, Hans Burkhardt, Carl Holty, Isamu Noguchi, and Helen Farr Sloan. Bowman interviewed a dozen American abstract artists, including Ilya Bolotowsky, Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne, Burgoyne Diller, John Ferren, Carl Holty, Harry Holtzman, Ibram Lassaw, Jacques Lipchitz, Alice Mason, George McNeil, George L. K. Morris, and Ad Reinhardt for a thesis on the subject, but eventually wrote on a different topic. Two interviews with Bowman were conducted by Duncan MacDonald and an unidentified interviewer.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 5 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1964-1984 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1963-1996 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Related Research, 1942-1999 (Boxes 1-3; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1936-2006 (Boxes 3-12, 26; 9.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Interviews, 1963-1989 (Boxes 12-25; 9.2 linear feet, ER01-ER70; 21.99 GB)
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Bowman (b. 1923) is an art historian and museum educator who worked in New York City and Los Angeles. She is known for her interest in using new communications technology for museum education, discovering Arshile Gorky's long forgotten murals at Newark Airport, and expertise in the work of Thomas Anshutz.

A graduate of Bryn Mawr College (B.A. 1944), where she had studied art history and classical archaeology, Ruth Bowman began a museum career in New York as an assistant curator at the Jewish Museum in the early 1960s. From 1963-1974 Ruth Bowman served as curator of the York University Art Collection and was involved in its transition to the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center. Bowman wrote her master's thesis on Philadelphia artist Thomas Pollock Anshutz and received a degree from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 1971. During this same period, she was a staff lecturer at The Museum of Modern Art and taught art history in divisions of New York University. She was the instructor for a "Sunrise Semester" 20th century American art course broadcast nationally on CBS.

In 1974 Bowman and her family moved to California and she began an association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as Director of Education. She attended summer courses in arts administration at Harvard University (1975) and similar training provided by the British Arts Council (1976). She taught at University of California Santa Barbara, as well as at California State University at Fullerton and Long Beach. Bowman was active in the Council of the American Association of Museums (vice president), the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles (vice president), and has served as a consultant to several museums and a corporate collection.

Ruth Bowman with her friend Harry Kahn (1916-1999) developed a collection of self-portraits by 20th century American artists, which she donated to the National Portrait Gallery in 2002. Mrs. Bowman is the widow of R. Wallace Bowman and currently resides in New York City.
Provenance:
Donated by Ruth Bowman in 2004.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Ruth Bowman papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. They may be used for research, study, and scholarship. Authorization to quote, publish or reproduce her unpublished writings and related research materials requires written permission from Ruth Bowman, 200 East 66th Street, Apt. B-2101, New York, New York 10021.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art, American -- 20th century  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bowmruth2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Merle Schipper Papers

Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Names:
ArtScene (periodical)  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Biederman, Charles Joseph, 1906-2004  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Hélion, Jean, 1904-1987  Search this
Mullican, Matt, 1951-  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Orr, Eric, 1939-1998  Search this
Smith, Kiki, 1954-  Search this
Spratling, William, 1900-1967  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Extent:
12.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Photographs
Prints
Transcripts
Drawings
Place:
France -- Paris -- Photographs
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
Date:
circa 1930s-1999
Summary:
The papers of Los Angeles art historian, art critic, and writer Merle Schipper measure 12.1 linear feet and date from circa 1930s to 1999. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writing and research project files, printed material, writings by others, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Los Angeles art historian, art critic, and writer Merle Schipper measure 12.1 linear feet and date from circa 1930s to 1999. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writing and research project files, printed material, writings by others, photographs, and artwork.

Biographical material consists of a notebook planner and professional contact addresses, as well as Schipper's resume and bibliography. Scattered correspondence is both personal and professional with family and colleagues.

Over one-half of the collection consists of Schipper's writing, research, project, and exhibition files. There are drafts, essays, manuscripts, notes, and research documentation about California art and artists, an exhibition of craftsman William Spratling curated by Schipper, Schipper's dissertation and additional projects on Jean Helion, the exhibition Americans in Paris in the 1950s (1997), additional exhibitions, as well as transcripts of interviews with artists. The research files on Helion include an interview transcript with Willem de Kooning about Helion and correspondence with artists about Helion, including Charles Biederman, Alexander Calder, Philip Guston, Carl Holty, Jack Tworkov, and others. Additional exhibition files are found for Visions of Inner Space (1988) and Marmo: The New Italian Stone Age (1989). Artists interviewed by Schipper include Billy Al Bengston, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Laddie John Dill, Kenneth Noland, Eric Orr, and others.

Extensive printed materials include clippings and copies of journals and periodicals containing Schipper's writings.

There are a few scattered writings by others about art and artists. Photographs are of Schipper, artists, artwork, and places, including Paris. Artwork includes one original poster print by Kiki Smith and one drawing by Matt Mullican.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1970s-1998 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: General Correspondence, 1944-circa 1998 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files, circa 1930s-1999 (7.8 linear feet; Boxes 1-9)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1933-1997 (3.1 linear feet; Boxes 9-12, OV14-16)

Series 5: Writings By Others, circa 1944-1991 (0.2 linear feet; Box 12)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1960s-circa 1992 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 12-13)

Series 7: Artwork, 1982-1992 (0.1 linear feet; Box 13, OV16)
Biographical / Historical:
Merle Schipper (1922-2001) was an art historian, writer, and art critic active in Los Angeles, California.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Merle Solway Schipper was naturalized in Los Angeles in 1950 and received a PhD in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1974. Schipper was a familiar figure on the Los Angeles art scene. Her primary scholarly focus grew out of her dissertation research on Jean Helion, but much of her writing attention was devoted to Los Angeles artists and art world events. She was a regular contributor to many art periodicals, including ArtScene, Images and Issues, Artweek, ARTnews, and the Los Angeles Daily News.

As an independent curator, Schipper's research interests led to several exhibitions, including Americans in Paris: the 50s (1979) at California State University, Northridge, Visions of Inner Space (1988) co-curated with Lee Mullican at UCLA's Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, Marmo: the New Italian Stone Age (1989), Being There/Being Here: Nine Perspectives in New Italian Art (1991), traveling exhibition sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, and an exhibition of William Spratling for the Craft and Folk Art Museum in 1997. Schipper also taught and lectured at UCLA, USC, CSU Northridge, and Claremont Graduate School.

Merle Schipper died in 2001.
Provenance:
The Merle Schipper papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2002 by the Merle Schipper Estate via Schipper's daughter Amy Schipper Howe.
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 Merle Schipper 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:
Authors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art critics -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Prints
Transcripts
Drawings
Citation:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schimerl
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Archives of American Art
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John F. Turner research material on Howard Finster

Creator:
Turner, John F.  Search this
Names:
Arient, Beth, 1946-  Search this
Arient, James, 1946-  Search this
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas, 1944-  Search this
Dickinson, Eleanor, 1931-  Search this
Esman, Rosa  Search this
Finster, Beverly  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Finster, Pauline  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Hemphill, Herbert Waide  Search this
Jabbour, Alan  Search this
Kind, Phyllis  Search this
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Lancaster, Clay  Search this
Nasisse, Andy S., 1946-  Search this
Nutt, Jim, 1938-  Search this
Volkerz, Willem  Search this
Extent:
6.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Photographs
Transcriptions
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1928-2015
bulk 1978-1990
Summary:
The John F. Turner collection of research material on visionary self-taught artist Howard Finster measures 6.9 linear feet and dates from circa 1928 to 2015, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1978 to 1990. John Turner is a California-based curator who compiled this collection in preparation for his book Howard Finster: Man of Visions (1989). Found within the collection are correspondence; numerous interviews with Finster and Finster family members, curators and historians, collectors, and artists; draft manuscripts and research notes; compiled research files on other topics; printed materials and commercial broadcast video recordings; and photographic material, including polaroids annotated by Finster. There is also one series of Howard Finster's papers that include writings by Finster, sound and video recordings of Finster exhibitions and talks by Finster related to those exhibitions, recordings of other speaking engagements, sermons, and other events, a scattering of personal business records that includes a ledger and price list of artwork, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The John F. Turner collection of research material on visionary self-taught artist Howard Finster measures 6.9 linear feet and dates from circa 1928 to 2015, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1978 to 1990. John Turner is a California-based curator who compiled this collection in preparation for his book Howard Finster: Man of Visions (1989). Found within the collection are correspondence; numerous interviews with Finster and Finster family members, curators and historians, collectors, and artists; draft manuscripts and research notes; compiled research files on other topics; printed materials and commercial broadcast video recordings; and photographic material, including polaroids annotated by Finster. There is also one series of Howard Finster's papers that include writings by Finster, sound and video recordings of Finster exhibitions and talks by Finster related to those exhibitions, recordings of other speaking engagements, sermons, and other events, a scattering of personal business records that includes a ledger and price list of artwork, and artwork.

Correspondence mostly consists of letters to John Turner from Howard Finster and Finster family members, folklorist Alan Jabbour, Clay Lancaster, Andy Nasisse, and others. There are also letters to Howard Finster from miscellaneous correspondents.

Numerous interviews with and about Howard Finster are found on 47 sound cassettes, and one partial transcript. In addition to interviews conducted by Turner, there are interviews with Finster conducted by Liza Kirwin and Willem Volkerz. Most of the interviews are with others about Finster, including family members, collectors, curators and art historians, and other artists. Interviewees include Jim and Beth Arient, Jeffrey Camp, Eleanor Dickinson, Rosa Esman, Beverly and Pauline Finster, Allen Ginsberg, Lynda Hartigan, Herbert Waide Hemphill, Alan Jabbour, Phyllis Kind, Jim Nutt, and others.

Writings consist of Turner's research notebooks and a typescript draft for his book Howard Finster: Man of Visions. There are some curator's statements and loose notes possibly written by others. Research files include printed material compiled by John Turner on various artists and subjects not directly related to Finster, except for bibliographies.

Papers and other materials created by Howard Finster are arranged into one separate series. These include writings; exhibition files, including video and sound recordings; personal business records; artwork, including album covers and posters; and sound recordings of Finster's public and private talks, sermons, and events. Many of the sound recordings were recorded by Finster himself.

Printed material consists of newspaper and magazine clippings about Howard Finster, exhibition catalogs, announcements, magazines, and art periodicals. There are also 2 videocassettes of commercially released television appearances and music videos.

Photographic material includes photographs, slides, negatives, and transparencies of Howard Finster and his artwork. There are images of Finster and his family, artwork, exhibitions, openings, and events. Some of the images are annotated by Finster.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1967-2005 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Interviews, 1977-circa 1989 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1980-circa 1989 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 4: Research Files, circa 1971-2015 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Howard Finster Files and Sound and Video Recordings, circa 1970-2001 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 3-5, OV 9, 11)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1975-2010 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 5-6, OV 10)

Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1928-circa 2000 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 6-8)
Biographical / Historical:
John F. Turner is a writer and curator who lives in California. Turner has written books on photography and folk art and is an adjunct curator at the San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum. He has also worked for NBC news and documented the lives of folk artists for many years.

Turner befriended visionary, self-taught artist and Baptist minister Howard Finster sometime in the late 1970s. The research material in this collection was compiled over a decade for Turner's book Howard Finster: Man of Vision (Alfred A. Knopf, 1989).
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has the Barbara Shissler Nosanow materials relating to Howard Finster, circa 1981; an oral history interview with Howard Finster conducted on June 11, 1984 by Liza Kirwin; and an interview with Howard Finster conducted by James Arient and Howard Finster's own sound recordings of himself from 1981-1982.
Provenance:
The John F. Turner research material on Howard Finster was donated by John F. Turner in 1987 and 2016.
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 visual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The John F. Turner research material on Howard Finster 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.

The U-matic videocassette of Howard Finster's exhibition opening at Braunstein Gallery (1981) requires permission from John F. Turner to reproduce for publication.
Topic:
Curators -- California  Search this
Authors -- California  Search this
Folk artists -- California  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Self-taught artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Photographs
Transcriptions
Video recordings
Citation:
John F. Turner research material on Howard Finster, circa 1928-2015, bulk dates 1978-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.turnjohn
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Patterns : an exhibition at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, June 17 through August 5, l977 / Taeko Fujikawa, guest curator

Author:
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
Fujikawa, Taeko  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Date:
1977
Topic:
Stencil work--Exhibitions  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
NK8650 .L87
NK8650.L87
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Oral history interview with Edith Wyle, 1993 March 9-September 7

Interviewee:
Wyle, Edith R., 1918-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Emanuelli, Sharon K.  Search this
Subject:
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
Egg and Eye Gallery and Restaurant (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12933
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215447
AAA_collcode_wyle93
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
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Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records

Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Names:
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
Extent:
5.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1981
Summary:
The Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records measures 5.1 linear feet and consists of film footage, sound recordings, and notes from the documentary produced by James Tartan during the exhibition Murals of Aztlán: the Street Painters of East Los Angeles at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles in 1981. Film and sound elements in the collection include original sound recordings, work print, outtakes, and trims. Also found are production notes, museum memorandums concerning the exhibition schedule, and a transcript of a recorded conversation among muralists.
Scope and Contents:
The Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records measures 5.1 linear feet and consists of film footage, sound recordings, and notes from the documentary produced by James Tartan during the exhibition Murals of Aztlán: the Street Painters of East Los Angeles at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles in 1981. Film and sound elements in the collection include original sound recordings, work print, outtakes, and trims. Also found are production notes, museum memorandums concerning the exhibition schedule, and a transcript of a recorded conversation among muralists.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Exhibition and Production Notes, 1981 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Work Print and Soundtrack, 1981 (2.6 linear feet; Box 3, FC 1-30)

Series 3: Sound Recordings, 1981 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Voiceover Outtakes, 1981 (0.9 linear feet; FC 31-39)

Series 5: Trims and Outtakes, 1981 (0.9 linear feet; FC 40-48)
Biographical / Historical:
Murals of Aztlán is a documentary film produced by actor and filmmaker James Tartan during the exhibition Murals of Aztlán: the Street Painters of East Los Angeles held at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, California in 1981. For the exhibition, artists Carlos Almaraz, Gronk, Judithe Hernandez, Willie Herron, Frank Romero, John Valadez and the East Los Streetscrapers (David Botello, Wayne Healy, George Yepes) painted portable murals in the gallery, which was open to the public during the installation of the work. The filmmaker and his crew interviewed the artists involved in the exhibition for the film, filmed the artists creating murals in the gallery, and also filmed the public viewing the artists working and the murals themselves.

James Tartan was born in 1931 and worked as a filmmaker, actor, and voiceover artist. In addition to Murals of Aztlán, Tartan created a documentary film about the 1974 Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition Los Four, and has been credited with training many Chicano filmmakers in the 1970s.
Separated Materials:
Additional production material from the documentary Murals of Aztlán, including a final print, is found in the James Tartan Film Collection, 1960-1985, held at the UCLA Chicano Research Center.
Provenance:
Donated by James Tartan, the filmmaker, in 1988.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Murals of Aztlán film production records 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:
Muralists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Mexican American artists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Street art -- Exhibitions -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Mexican American art -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Murals of Aztlán film production records, 1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tartjame
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Peter Howard Selz papers

Creator:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-  Search this
Names:
College Art Association of America  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) (Faculty)  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
University of California, Berkeley. University Art Museum  Search this
Baykam, Bedri, 1957-  Search this
Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950  Search this
Benton, Fletcher, 1931-  Search this
Bergman, Ciel, 1938-  Search this
Bury, Pol, 1922-2005  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Chase-Riboud, Barbara  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Christo, 1935- (Running fence)  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hadzi, Dimitri, 1921-2006  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Lindner, Richard, 1901-  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Paris, Harold, 1925-  Search this
Petlin, Irving, 1934-  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Tinguely, Jean, 1925-  Search this
Extent:
31.5 Linear feet
0.696 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Date:
1929-2014
bulk 1950-2005
Summary:
The papers of art historian and writer Peter Howard Selz measure 31.5 linear feet and 0.696 GB and date from 1929 to 2018, with the bulk of the materials from 1950 to 2005. The papers document Selz's long career via correspondence, writings, professional files, project files, membership and association records, artists' research files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed and digital materials, and nine scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and writer Peter Howard Selz measure 31.5 linear feet and 0.696 GB and date from 1929 to 2018, with the bulk of the materials from 1950 to 2005. The papers document Selz's long career via correspondence, writings, professional files, project files, membership and association records, artists' research files, exhibition files, personal business records, printed and digital materials, and scrapbooks.

Correspondence is with colleagues, artists, museums, and galleries concerning a wide variety of topics, including exhibitions and publications. The bulk of the correspondence consists of alphabetical files (two linear feet) that includes correspondence with artists. Notable correspondents include Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, Gordon Onslow Ford, Alberto Giacometti, Morris Graves, Philip Guston, Dimitri Hadzi, Jacques Lipchitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Jean Tinguely, and others. Eight additional files of chronological correspondence is with curators, arts organizations, and publishers. Additional correspondence is found in the professional files, project files, membership files, artists' research files, and exhibition files.

The bulk of the writings series is comprised of files related to Selz's books and includes typescript drafts and galleys, printed and digital material, correspondence, and publishing contracts. Files are found for Art in Our Times, Art of Engagement, Beyond the Mainstream, and Theories of Modern Art. Other writings consist of drafts of articles, essays, notes, and lectures by Selz. Also included are writings by others, including materials related to Paul Karlstrom's biography of Selz.

Professional files document curatorial and teaching positions at the Chicago Institute of Design, Pomona College, University of California, Berkeley, and the Museum of Modern Art. The series includes contracts, recommendations, syllabi, and correspondence.

Project files document Selz's professional work on specific art projects, panels, and symposiums. There is extensive documentation of Selz's work as project director of Christo's Running Fence, as well as other environmental art work projects by Christo, the Berkeley Art Project, Disney Art Project, "Funk Art" symposium, and the "Art and Politics in the 20th Century" symposium. Project files contain a wide variety of materials, such as correspondence, printed material, financial records, reports, photographs, and other documents. There are 2 tape reels, 1 VHS, and 1 sound cassette.

Membership and association records document Selz's involvement with or membership in various art councils, trustee boards, such as the College Art Association, Art in Chicago Advisory Committee, Bay Area Rapid Transit (B.A.R.T.) Art Council, and the San Francisco Crafts and Folk Art Museum Advisory Board, among others. Materials include meeting minutes, bulletins, correspondence, and memoranda.

Artists' Research Files consist of a wide variety of research materials Selz compiled about artists for lectures, writings, projects, exhibitions, etc. Files vary and may include original and photocopied correspondence, photographic material, resumes, printed and digital material, and writings. There is also 1 sound cassette. Files are found for Bedri Baykam, Max Beckmann, Fletcher Benton, Ciel Bergman, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Bruce Conner, Jean Dubuffet, Lyonel Feininger, Leon Golub, Dimitri Hadzi, Rico Lebrun, Harold Paris, Irving Petlin, among many others.

Exhibition files include catalogs, reviews, clippings, writings, correspondence, and other material documenting exhibitions organized by Selz. Limited materials are found for the MOMA Art Nouveau exhibition. More extensive documentation is found for Seven Decades of Modern Art, 1895-1965, The Joint Show (1967), The American Presidency in Political Cartoons (1976), American Modern Art Between the Two World Wars (1979), German Realism in the Twenties: Artist As Social Critic (1980), Twelve Artists from the German Democratic Republic (1989), a Richard Lindner Retrospective (1996), Spaces of Nature (1999), Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000 (2000), and a Nathan Oliviera Retrospective (2002), among others. Some of the materials are in digital format.

Personal business records are related to the Mark Rothko estate and Kate Rothko's legal case against Marlborough Gallery, Inc. Also included in this series are Peter Selz's school transcripts, bequests, royalty statements, house designs, and other material.

Printed materials include clippings, prints of articles written by Peter Selz, exhibition announcements and invitations, and photocopies of artwork images.

There are nine disbound scrapbooks dating from the 1940s up through 2012 containing clippings, exhibition announcements, and photographs of art events, Selz, and artists. This series also includes materials from the 2018 addition that may have previously been compiled in binders.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 10 series. When possible the original order of Peter Selz was maintained. However, multiple accessions were merged and integrated.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-2013 (2.3 linear feet; Box 1-3, Box 37)

Series 2: Writings, 1942- circa 2014 (8.3 linear feet; Box 3-10, OV 32, Box 37, 0.035 GB; ER01, ER12)

Series 3: Professional Files, 1949-2012 (1 linear feet; Box 11, Box 37)

Series 4: Project Files, 1962-2015 (2.8 linear feet; Box 12-14, OV 33, Box 37)

Series 5: Membership and Association Records, 1958-2014 (1.1 linear feet; Box 14-15, Box 37)

Series 6: Artists' Research Files, 1955-2014 (7.9 linear feet; Box 15-22, OV 34-35, 0.520 GB; ER02-ER08)

Series 7: Exhibition Files, 1959-2014 (5.2 linear feet; Box 23-27, Box 38, 0.093 GB; ER09-ER11)

Series 8: Personal Business Records, 1929-2014 (1.2 linear feet; Box 28-29, OV 36, Box 38)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1957-2014 (0.3 linear feet; Box 29, Box 38)

Series 10: Scrapbooks, 1947-2018 (1.4 linear feet, Box 29-31, Box 38)
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Howard Selz (1919-2019) was a pioneering historian of modern art, professor, and writer who taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-1988 and founded and directed the Berkeley Art Museum from 1965-1973.

Selz was born in 1919 in Munich, Germany to Eugene Selz and Edith Drey Selz. In 1936, the family fled Nazi Germany and immigrated to the United States. Selz attended Columbia University from 1937 to 1938 and became a naturalized citizen in 1942. During World War II, Selz served in the U.S. Army in the Office of Strategic Services. He married writer Thalia Cheronis in 1948 but they later divorced in 1965; he married several times afterwards.

After the war, Selz attended and taught at the University of Chicago where he received a Ph. D. in German Expressionism. He spent a year in Paris, 1949-1950, at the Sorbonne and École du Louvre on a Fulbright grant. He received a second Fulbright grant in 1953 to study at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Belgium. From 1953-1955, Selz also taught at the Chicago Institute of Design.

In 1955 Peter Selz accepted a position to chair the art history department at Pomona College in Claremont and relocated to California for a few years. He also became director of the college's art gallery.

In 1958 Selz moved to New York City to become curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art and was there through the transformative mid-1960s. While at MOMA, he organized several significant exhibitions of modern art, including the 1960 Jean Tinguely "Homage to New York," a sculpture that destroyed itself (and started a fire) in the sculpture garden of the museum; New Images of Man (1959), the Art Nouveau show (1960), and the Art of Assemblage (1961). He also launched important retrospectives, including the first Rodin retrospective in the United States and a comprehensive exhibition of Alberto Giacometti's work in 1965.

In 1965, Peter Selz returned to California to become the founding director of the Berkeley Art Museum at the University of California, Berkeley, a position he held until 1973. He organized exhibitions of Funk, film, and ceramicists like Peter Voulkos and Robert Arneson. Peter Selz later became project director for Christo's "Running Fence", the 24.5-mile long fabric fence over the Marin County hills in 1976. He also served concurrently as a professor of art history at UC until retiring in 1988.

Peter Selz was a member of the College Art Association's board of directors for two terms, 1958-1964 and 1966-1971. Selz is a prolific writer, and the author or co-author of numerous books, exhibition catalogs, and articles. Notable books include German Expressionist Painting (1957), Art in a Turbulent Era (1965), Art in Our Times (1981), and Sam Francis (1975).

In 1988 Peter Selz was named emeritus professor at University of California, Berkeley. In 1993 he was on the acquisitions committee of the Museums of Fine Arts, San Francisco. In 2012, Selz curated The Painted Word exhibition. Selz died in 2019 in Albany, California.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds oral history interviews of Peter Selz conducted by Paul J. Karlstrom on July 28, 1982, October 12, 1982, and November 3, 1999.
Provenance:
The Peter Howard Selz papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Peter Selz in multiple installments from 1976 through 2014. Additional papers were donated in 2018 by Gabrielle Selz, Peter Selz's daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Peter Howard Selz 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:
Authors -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Topic:
Realism in art -- Germany  Search this
Political cartoons  Search this
Pop art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Environmental art  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- California  Search this
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Art -- Germany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2018, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selzpete
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Unedited footage from Murals of Aztlan

Subject:
Romero, Frank  Search this
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
East Los Streetscapers [E.L.S.]  Search this
Type:
Motion Picture Film
Place:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Date:
1981
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18584
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Archives of American Art
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Unedited footage from Murals of Aztlan

Creator:
Staley, Earl, 1938-  Search this
Subject:
Romero, Frank  Search this
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
East Los Streetscapers [E.L.S.]  Search this
Type:
Motion Picture Film
Place:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Date:
1981 April 2
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19930
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Unedited footage from Murals of Aztlan

Creator:
Tartan, James, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
East Los Streetscapers [E.L.S.]  Search this
Type:
Motion Picture Film
Place:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Date:
1981 May 16
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19931
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Craft International -- Craft and Folk Art Museums

Collection Creator:
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original materials requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington D.C. research center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Rose Slivka papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. They may be used for research, study, and scholarship with written permission from the donor.
Collection Citation:
Rose Slivka papers, circa 1947-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rose Slivka papers / Series 5: Subject Files
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Archives of American Art
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Craft and Folk Art Museum

Collection Creator:
Outterbridge, John, 1933-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 61
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991-1995
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 John Outterbridge 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:
John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Outterbridge papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1922-1989
Scope and Contents note:
This subseries primarily contains letters concerning McCoy's career in architectural history and criticism. Her career in fiction writing is covered to a lesser degree. Among the correspondents are researchers, writers, professors, architects, art professionals, publishers, and professional associations. Topics covered include research and writing projects, Los Angeles area preservation and restoration projects, and grant projects.

Major correspondents in this series include the American Institute of Architects, the Graham Foundation, City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Board, Domus Magazine, Los Angeles Times, editor Monica Pidgeon, architectural critics Reyner Banham, David Gebhard, William Jordy, Robin Middleton, Allan Temko, and Nathan Shapira, and architects J. R. Davidson, Craig Ellwood, Joseph Giovannini, Hans Hollein, A. Quincy Jones, and Bruno Zevi. Also found is extensive correspondence with the University of California, Berkeley, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. Correspondence for 1959 contains a letter from Albert Camus requesting McCoy's assistance with helping Spanish refugees, and correspondence for 1989 contains photographs of Esther McCoy and others at the Athenaeum at Caltech for the third annual gala of the Historical Society of Southern California.

See Appendix for a list of selected correspondents from Series 2.3.
Arrangement note:
Material is arranged chronologically. The bulk of McCoy's correspondence with architects is arranged in Series 6: Architect Files. Additional correspondence pertaining to specific projects can be found in Series 4: Architectural Writings and in Series 5: Project Files. Correspondence in this series complements the files found in these other series and they should be consulted together for a better understanding of McCoy's career.
Appendix: Selected Correspondents from Series 2.3:
Abbot, Mary Squire (McIntosh and Otis, Inc.), 1949, 1950, 1953, 1957

Adahura, Yuki, 1942

Adams, Christopher, 1962

Albinson, Don, 1989

Alexander, Christopher, 1965

Allen, Albert, 1968

Amantea, Kirjah, 1982

Ambre, Reuth, 1986

American Academy in Rome, 1970

American Federation of Arts, 1966

American Film Institute, 1975

American Institute of Architects, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989

American Institute of Interior Designers, 1974

Anderson, Sherwood, undated

Andrews, Wayne, 1983

Architecture -- , 1985

Architecture in Australia, 1974

Architectural Forum -- , 1965, 1966, 1968

Architectural History Foundation, Inc., 1982, 1983, 1984

Architectural Publishing Co., 1967

Architectural Record -- , 1959

Archive of Women in Architecture, 1975

Archives of American Art, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989

Arizona Quarterly -- , 1949

Arizona State University, 1969

Arts in Society -- , 1964

Ashton, Raymond J., 1948

Ashton, Ruth (KNX Radio), 1964

Atkinson, Janet Irene, 1980, 1985

Author and Journalist, 1951

Bailey, Van Evera, 1953

Baldauf, Lisa, 1989

Balint, Dr. D. P., 1963

Banham, Reyner (Peter) and Mary, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989, undated

Barnette-Stratford, Mrs. Lou, 1968

Barsocchini, Michael, 1970

Beach, John, 1984

Beebe, Tina, 1989

Behrman, S. N., 1960

Belluschi, Pietro, 1949

Beltram Carla, 1966

Bendixson, T. M. P., 1961

Bennett, Janey, 1986

Berkeley, Ellen Perry, 1975, 1987, 1988, undated

Bicknell, Catherine, 1985

Birkmeyer, Karl, 1968

Blanton, John, 1988

Blau, Milton, 1947

Boaz, Joseph N., 1949

Bowlby, Bob, 1983, 1989

Boyer, John, 1982

Brant, Sandra, 1975

Brooks, Allen, 1975

"The Bradbury Girls," 1972

Brunati, Mario, 1963, 1965, 1966

California Coastal Commission, 1977, 1978

California Council of Architects, 1957

California Department of Parks and Recreation, 1973

California Historical Society, 1979

California Magazine -- , 1985, 1986

California Polytechnic State University, 1978, 1984

California State Office for Historic Preservation, 1978

Camus, Albert, 1959

Carrott, Richard, 1973

Carson, Sam, 1969

Casabella (Gian Antonio Bernasconi), 1965

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930

Chang, Ching Yu, 1977, undated

Chase, John, undated

Chermayeff, Serge, undated

Choate, Forrest, 1986

Christian Science Monitor -- , 1987

City Attorney, Santa Monica, California, 1968

City of Beverly Hills, 1982, 1983, 1984

City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Board, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988

Clark, Alson, 1984, undated

Cochran, Victor E., 1953

Cohen, Elaine Lustig, 1985

Cohen, Stuart, 1979

Colgan, Susan, 1979

Collier's -- , 1953

Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1947, 1948

Columbia University, 1972, 1973

Communication Dynamics, 1963

Compagnia Nazionale Artigiana, 1956, 1960

Contini, Edgardo, 1963

Correa, Frederico, 1975

Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1983

Cragar, Robert, 1949, 1950

Craig, Mary, 1945

Crosbie, Michael, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989

Cross, Paula, 1981

Culot, Maurice, 1972, 1973

Curtis, William, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1989

Dailey, Gardner A., 1948

Dale, John R., 1989

Davidson, Barnaby, 1984

Davidson, Carlos, 1984

Davidson, Erica, 1983, undated

Davidson, J. R. and Greta, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, undated

Davidson, Tom, 1981, undated

Day, Peter, 1985

De Bretteville, Peter and Sheila (The Woman's Building), 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978

De Long, James, 1947

Dearborn-Massar, 1961

Delano, Leonard H., 1949

Design Quarterly -- , 1975, 1987

Dictionary of American Biography -- , 1975

Dictionary of Art -- , 1986

Diefenbach, John, 1973

Dimster, Frank, 1966

Dixon, John Morris, 1979

Domus -- (Lisa Licitra Ponti), 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1982

Donohoe, Victoria, 1965, undated

Dorman, Richard, 1970

Dougherty, Carole, 1989, undated

Downing, Holly, 1974

Dudley, George, 1984, 1988, undated

Dukeminier, Jesse, Jr., 1967

Dyson, Arthur, 1985, 1987

Easton, Bob, 1977

Eckbo, Gerrett, 1977, 1982

Eder, Richard, 1987, 1988

Edilizia Moderna, 1965

Eisner, Richard K., undated

Elliott, James, 1986

Ellwood, Craig, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1984, 1988

Elwyn, Adolph, 1946

Emanuel, Muriel, 1979

Emmons, Donn, 1975

E. P. Dutton and Co., 1975

Favro, Diane, 1987

Fetherson, Kate, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988

Feiss, Carl, 1948, 1949

Field, Ellen, 1964

Filler, Martin, 1986

Fisher, Shirley, 1978

Flack, Peter, 1975

Fonda-Bonardi, Mario, 1989

Ford, Edward R., 1986

Foreign Service of the United States of America, 1959, 1962

Forsyth, Robert J., 1961, 1962

Fortune -- , 1936

Francis, Marcia, 1979

Franks, Milton, 1962

Franzen, Ulrich, 1968, 1969

Frey, Albert, 1988

Friends of Cast Iron Architecture, 1972, 1974, 1977, undated

Friends of Kebyar, 1984

Fulton, Weldon, undated

Gebhard, David, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, undated

Geddes, Robert L., 1977

General Services Administration, 1973

Giella, Alfonso and Bobbi, 1967, 1974, 1982

Gill, Dorothy, 1985

Giovannini, Joseph (Gio), 1979, 1981, 1986, 1988, 1989, undated

Goldberger, Paul, 1972, 1973, 1975

Goldman, Shifra M., 1979, undated

Goldstein, Barbara, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1989, undated

Gordon, Don, 1980, undated

Gould, Jean, 1965

Graham Foundation for Studies in the Fine Arts (Carter Manny), 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, undated

Granger, Kathleen, 1981

Gray, Paul, 1977

Greenbaum, Katherine, 1980

Greene, Herb, 1971, 1972, 1976, undated

Greenhill, Nigel, 1973

Gregory, Dan, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987

Guss, Jack, 1961

Hall, Milly, 1970, 1976, 1977

Hanks, David, 1986

Harnish, John, 1960

Harper and Row, 1979

Harper's Bazaar -- , 1951, 1952, 1961

Harris, Robert, 1981, 1982

Harvard Architecture Review -- , 1977, 1979

Harvey, Harold E., 1972, 1973

Haupt, Peter, 1967

Hayden, Dolores, 1984, undated

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, 1967, 1969

Hernandez, Diana, 1976, undated

Herron, Ron, 1969

Hess, Alan, 1985

Hillyer, Elinor, 1949

Hinerfeld, Susan and Robert, 1984

Hines, Tom, 1971, 1975

Historical Society of Southern California, 1988, 1989

Hitchcock, H. R., 1956

Hite, Garron S., 1972

Hoag, Paul Sterling, 1981

Hollein, Hans, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1976, 1984, undated

Hollywood Revitalization Committee, 1979

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977

Houvener, Robert, 1969

Howe, John H., 1980

Howe, Sanora Babb, 1980, 1982, 1989

Humanities West -- , 1984, 1985

Huxley, Aldus, 1960

Ingalls, David K., 1987

Interiors -- , 1984, 1985

Istituto Nazionale per il Commercio Estero, 1970

Jansen, Virginia, 1978

Japan Architect -- , 1968

Jarrico, Paul, 1971

Johnson, Mark R., 1981

Jokl, Magda, 1978

Jonas, Susan, 1963

Jones, A. Quincy and Elaine, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, undated

Jordy, William H., 1959, 1961, 1967, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984

Jourdan, Erven, 1951

Jurney, David, 1957

Kahn, Louis, 1960

Kamerling, Bruce, 1980, 1985

Kappe, Raymond and Shelly, 1970, 1973

Kazin, Alfred, 1961, 1984

KCRW 89.9 FM, 1989

Kennedy, Jacqueline (letter to and reply from secretary), 1964

Kershner, Irvin, 1960

Khoury, E. M., 1960, 1963

Killingsworth, Edward, 1989

King, Jean, 1975, 1977, 1987, undated

King, Robert I., 1963

Kirsch, Jonathan, 1977

Koeper, Fred, 1980

Kotas, Jerry, 1971, 1973, undated

Kripacz, Francisco, 1985

Kultermann, Udo, 1967

Lagorio, Elena, 1975

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1977, 1986

Lamb, Paul, 1982

Landau, Sarah B., 1971

Langer, Elinor, 1975, 1983

Lawson, John Howard (Jack), 1947

Lebovich, William, 1979

Lee, Joyce, 1975

Leedy, Walter, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, undated

Legorreta, Ricardo, 1971

Lehman, John, 1948

Le Veque, Ann, 1980

Library of Congress, 1983

Lindauer, Theodore, 1983

Lingeman, Richard, 1986, 1987

Longstreth, Richard, 1982

Lorman, William, 1954

Los Angeles Conservancy, 1984, 1986

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1966, 1967, 1982

Los Angeles Times, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985

Lovell, Gary, 1968, 1978

Lovell, Leah, 1960

Lovell, Philip, 1968, 1972

Lowenkopf, Anne, 1975

Lumsden, Anthony, 1969, 1974

Luna, Fernando, 1971, 1974

Lyman, Frederic, 1974, 1989

Lyndon, Maynard, 1983, 1984, undated

MacDowell Colony Fellows, 1988

Mangiarotti, Angelo, 1970

Manson, Grant, 1974

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

Maston, Carl, 1969, 1970, 1972

May, Cliff, 1983, 1985

McCoy, John, 1954, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1988

McCoy, Tori, 1974

McCulloch, Peter, 1962

McWilliams, Carey, 1980

Mendelsohn, Mrs. Eric, 1974, 1975

Meyer, Kurt, 1969

Middleton, Robin, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988

Mies Van Der Rohe Centennial Project, 1984

Miller, R. Craig, 1973

Miller, Donald M., 1986

Minister, Chancery of Pakistan, 1965

Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1966, 1969

Mouton, Pierre, 1986, 1988, 1989

Muller, Louis, 1988

Murphy, William (Bill), 1969, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, undated

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1976

Museum of Modern Art, 1961, 1964, 1976

Mutlow, John, 1982

Nakamura, Toshio, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985

National Building Museum, 1981

National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners, 1933

National Endowment for the Arts, 1971, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982

National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977

Nelson, June Kompass, 1985

Nelson, Sara, 1974

New West -- , 1976

New Yorker -- , 1953, 1962, 1968, 1974, 1975, 1876, undated

Nichols, Henry L., 1982, 1987

Nishimoto, Kenneth, 1959, 1968

Nixon, Peg and Chuck, 1976, 1989, undated

North Carolina State University, 1983

Novotny, Norbert, 1973

Nunis, Doyce, Jr., 1989

Oakley, Susan H., 1974

O'Gorman, Brit and Peter, 1983

O'Gorman, James F., 1973, 1984

Ohannesian, Paul B., 1978, 1979

On Site -- , 1975

Owen, Tom, 1963, undated

Pacific Design Center, 1985

Palazzo Dell'Edilizia, 1963, 1964

Pan American World Airways System, 1955, 1956

Pardee, Clark, 1989

Park, Donald, 1986

Park, Helen, 1979

Paul, Stella, 1988

Peregrine Press, 1971, 1977, 1986, 1989

Perspecta (Jeff Limerick), 1961, 1975, 1976, undated

Pflueger, Donald, 1989

Pidgeon, Monica, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1982, 1986

Plantin Press, Ltd., 1984

Praeger Publishers, Inc., 1972

Price, Joe D., 1969

Price, Martin, 1964

Prinsloo, Ivor, 1988

Producer-Writers Guild of America Pension Plan, 1960

Pyne Press, 1974

Rand, Marvin, 1989

Read, Gardner, 1968

Reinhold Book Division, 1968

Reinhold Publishing Division, 1960, 1970

Rhode Island Historical Society, 1977

Rhode Island School of Design, 1977

Ricasoli, Bettino, 1960

Ricci, Leonardo, 1966

Rice Design Alliance, 1976

Richardson, Betty, 1982

Richardson, Sara, 1987

Riggs, Lutah Maria, 1978

Rinehart, Arley, 1977, 1978

Roark, I. L., Jr., 1948

Robertson, A. G., 1954

Robinson, Sidney, 1973

Roche, Kevin, 1968

Rosa, Joseph, 1987, 1988

Rose, Ronald, 1984

Rosenberg, George, 1952

Rosenstone, Robert, 1973, 1974

Ross, Michael Franklin, 1979

Ross, William D., 1952

Roth, Leland, 1978

Rouillard, Dominique, 1985

Rucker, Karen Conan, 1985, 1986

Ruff, Carl, 1977

Ruocco, Ilse, 1946

Russell, Julia, 1982

Rydell, Roy, 1974, 1976

Sadler, H. G., 1973

San Diego City Council, 1984

San Diego Museum of Art, 1979

San Francisco State College, 1968

Sanders, Terry, 1965

Sanguinetti, Vittorio, 1963, 1964

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission, 1981

Santini, Pier Carlo, 1964

Saturday Evening Post -- , 1959, 1960

Sauer, Louis, 1968

Sawelson-Gorse, Naomi, 1989

Secrest, Meryle, 1988

Serulnic, Mrs. George, 1967

Sewell, Elaine K., 1966

Shapira, Nathan, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1979, 1983, undated

Shaw, Lawrence C., 1948

Shultz, Susan, 1969

Simo, Melanie, 1987, 1988

Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1963

Smith, C. Ray, 1972

Smith, Frank Folsom, 1967

Smith, Kathryn, 1979, 1987, 1988, undated

Smith, Robert, 1972

Smith, Whitney, 1970

Smithson, Alison, 1983, 1985

Snow, C. P., 1960, 1961

Solomon, Barbara Probst, 1984

Southern California Institute of Architecture, 1989

Southwest Review -- , 1952

Space Design -- , 1984

Speiss, Fred, 1977, undated

Stahlberg, Arlen, 1976

Stanfield, Cecil E., 1949

Stegner, Wallace, 1947, 1951

Steinbrueck, Victor, 1964

Stern, Robert and Lynn, 1965, 1966, 1973

Sterner, Carl John, 1974

Stickney, Charles, 1964, 1967

Stone Magazine -- , 1965

Strand, Janann, undated

Straub, Calvin, 1970

Sunset Magazine -- , 1981

Sussman, Deborah, 1987, 1989, undated

Super, Rob, 1974

Taylor, Crombie, 1967

Tazewell, E. Bradford, Jr., 1967

Temko, Allan, 1957, 1966, 1970, 1988, 1989

The Modern Quarterly -- , 1948

The Pacific Spectator -- , 1947

Thiry, Paul, 1949

Tigerman, Stanley, 1965, 1977

Toland, James, 1955, 1957

Travers, David, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1977, 1987, undated

Tulane University, 1982, 1983, undated

Turner, George P., 1960

Underhill, Anna A., 1941

University of California, Berkeley, 1974, 1978

University of California Extension, 1974

University of California, Santa Barbara, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1982, 1987

University of California, Santa Cruz, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1979

University of Cambridge, Department of Architecture, 1975

University of Oklahoma, 1949, 1985

University of Pennsylvania, 1984

University of Southern California, 1970

University Press of Kentucky, 1974

University Prints, 1957

University Women's Club, 1972, 1975, 1983

Vaccarino, Donna, 1989

Van Doren, Phyllis, 1984

Veret, Jean-Louis, 1960

Ventre, Francis T., 1985

Veronesi, Giulia, 1966, 1974

Via -- , 1976

Victor Gruen Foundation for Environmental Planning, 1972

Victor, Michael, 1983

Voelcker, John, 1968

Von Breton, Harriette, 1969

Von Eckardt, Wolf, 1981, 1983, 1984

Vreeland, Thomas, 1965, 1969, 1974, 1984

W. W. Norton and Co., 1966

Walker Art Center, 1975

Walker, Derek, 1982

Walker, Sam, 1985

Walton, Billy, 1986

Ward, Robert and Sandra Williams Photography of Architecture, 1977, 1978

Ward, Robertson, 1981

Wasserman, Steve, 1984, 1985, 1986

Waugh, Arthur B., 1959

Wayne, June, 1981, 1985

Weirick, James, 1970, 1974

Weiss, Peggy, 1982, 1984

Wemple, Emmet L., 1974, undated

Western Association of Art Museums, 1967

Wicks, Ebba L., 1949

Wight, Frederick S., 1966

Wilk, Christopher, 1987

William Morris Agency, 1957

William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1950

Williams, Alexander Kruse, 1985

Williams, Wayne R., 1952, 1953, 1972

Wills, David, 1969

Wilson, Forrest, 1972, 1975, 1983,1987

Wilson, Richard Guy, 1981

Winslow, Carleton Monroe, 1969, undated

Winter, Bob, 1964, 1975, 1976, undated

Woman's Building, 1987

Woman's Day -- , 1957

Women's Architectural League, 1981

Wood, Donna, 1981

Woodbridge, Sally, 1977, 1982

Woollen, Evans, 1983, 1984

Wright, Eric Lloyd, 1984

Writers Guild of America, West, 1967, 1969

Wurster, William, 1964

Zevi, Bruno, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1974
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Esther McCoy 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:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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Collection Creator:
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Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Jamison Thomas Gallery records 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:
Jamison Thomas Gallery records, 1940-1996, bulk 1980-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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