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Kathy Vargas papers

Creator:
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Names:
Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)  Search this
Goldberg, Jim, 1953-  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Perrone, Jeff  Search this
Extent:
10.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1965-2016
Summary:
The papers of San Antonio-based educator and photographer Kathy Vargas measure 10.8 linear feet and date from circa 1965-2016. Vargas's career is documented through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, project and exhibition files, professional files, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of San Antonio-based educator and photographer Kathy Vargas measure 10.8 linear feet and date from circa 1965-2016. Vargas's career is documented through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, project and exhibition files, professional files, and printed material.

The collection contains biographical materials, including a video recording of an interview, photographs of family and friends, and records for Vargas's studies at the University of Texas. Correspondence is with Lucy Lippard, Jim Goldberg, Jeff Perrone, colleagues, and others. Topics of professional correspondence includes exhibitions, publications, and residencies. Writings and notes that include five notebooks, manuscripts by Vargas and others, notes, and lecture and panel talks. Project and exhibition files document her work on major exhibitions of Chicano art, and include twelve sound recordings of interviews for the exhibition Hospice: A Photographic Inquiry. Other projects include the Guerrilla Girls Fotonovela and research on San Antonio shrines. Professional files document Vargas's activities on various boards and committees, employment, and for her work on selection panels. Printed material includes clippings, exhibition material, magazines, posters, and other publications.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1965-2014 (Boxes 1, 12; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1979-2014 (Boxes 1-5, 12; 4.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1985-2014 (Boxes 5-6; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Project and Exhibition Files, 1984-2004 (Boxes 6-8, 12; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Professional Files, 1975-2016 (Boxes 8-9; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1974-circa 2010 (Boxes 9-12, OV 13; 2.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Kathy Vargas (1950- ) is an educator and photographer in San Antonio, Texas.

Vargas's early influences were the stories of her elder family members, Catholicism, and her uncle Antonio Valdez, a photographer. In the early 1970s, Vargas became acquainted with rock and roll photographers who introduced her to their world of professional photography. Her interest led to taking photography classes at the Southwest Craft Center where she studied under photographer Tom Wright. She quickly became captivated with the art form and started freelancing as a rock and roll photographer. Around this time, Vargas also became familiar with Chicano art and the artist group Con Safo, co-founded by Mel Casas. Vargas and Casas maintained their friendship until his death.

In addition to attending the Southwest Craft Center, Vargas also attended San Antonio College. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1981 and a Master of Fine Art in 1984 from the University of Texas in San Antonio. Vargas has exhibited her work, as well as curated numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, collaborating with colleagues such as Jim Goldberg, close friend Lucy Lippard, and others. Vargas is a professor and art department chair at the University of the Incarnate Word where she developed a Bachelor of Fine Art program for photography. Previously she was the Visual Arts Director at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history with Kathy Vargas conducted by Jacinto Quirarte, in San Antonio, Texas on November 7-25, 1997 for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The Kathy Vargas papers were donated in 2016 by Vargas.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival records with audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Photographers -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Educators -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Kathy Vargas papers, circa 1965-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vargkath
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9df2e88f7-b49c-4ab4-8553-20879b653cff
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vargkath

Bill Bristow papers

Creator:
Bristow, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Names:
Carlin Galleries  Search this
Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)  Search this
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Carlin, Electra  Search this
Extent:
59 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1983
Scope and Contents:
Resume; of 6 letters from Electra Carlin of Carlin Galleries, Fort Worth, Tex., Leonard Baskin and others; copies of letters sent to Sharon King and Carolyn Wade; of Bristow's poems and writings, 1958-1981, "Conversation With a New York Painter," "Dedicated to Alexander Calder," "On Visiting Arlington Cemetery," "The Lincoln Memorial," "Remembered Spring," "Myself," and "Casting Light"; a poem, "Bristow," by David G. Buttrick, 1968; 25 newspaper clippings; 7 exhibition invitations, announcements, and catalogs, printed material about Bristow and Trinity University; 4 photographs of his paintings; and a sketchbook, July 1975, documenting a trip to New England and containing sketches of New York.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, educator; San Antonio, Texas. Taught at Trinity University 1960- present.
Provenance:
Donated and lent 1983 by Bill Bristow. Microfilmed as part of AAA's Texas Arts Documentation Project.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
Sketchbook: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Bill Bristow. 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.
Occupation:
Educators -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.brisbill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a0612e35-87bb-4771-a5e8-3415f5262a5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brisbill

Tinka Tarver papers

Creator:
Tarver, Tinka, 1932-  Search this
Extent:
40 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1983
Scope and Contents:
A resume; an essay, "Thresholds: Tinka Tarver as Woman Artist in American Society, A Movement Towards the Diagonal," by L. Banks Tarver; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; printed material, including announcements for dance performances; and nine photographs of Tarver, her family and her works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, dancer, educator; San Antonio, Tx.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Tinka Tarver.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Dancers -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Educators -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.tarvtink
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98246a72f-6115-4d51-900d-98003404aaa9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tarvtink

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