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Mark Green papers

Creator:
Green, Mark L., 1932-2004  Search this
Names:
Nanny Goat Hill Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Albright, Thomas  Search this
Berman, Shirley  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939-  Search this
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-  Search this
Hull, Leonard  Search this
Johnson, Robert E. (Robert Emory), 1932-  Search this
Kauffman, Bob  Search this
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969  Search this
Kessler, Chester  Search this
Mitchell, J. Oliver  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 -- Photographs  Search this
Rennie, Helen J., 1906-1989  Search this
Rigney, Francis J. (Francis Joseph), 1923-  Search this
Stauber, Jerome  Search this
Taylor, Edward Silverstone  Search this
Whalen, Philip  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Photographs
Date:
1954-1991
bulk 1954-1978
Summary:
The papers of San Francisco Beat era photographer, journalist, and poet Mark Green consist of correspondence, biographical information, photographs, Nanny Goat Hill Gallery exhibition announcements, printed materials, and exhibition files for "Rolling Renaissance" (1968) and "A Kind of Beatness: Photographs of a North Beach Era, 1950-1965" (1975) exhibitions that Green helped to organize. Photographs by Mark Green are of notable figures and places in the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Robert Rauschenberg, and Clyfford Still, as well as photographs by others of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Mark Green, and Jack Kerouac among others.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of San Francisco Beat photographer, journalist, and poet Mark Green consist of biographical information, correspondence, exhibition files, printed materials, scattered writings, and photographs. Photographs by Mark Green are of notable figures and places in the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Robert Rauschenberg, and Clyfford Still, as well as photographs by others of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Mark Green, and Jack Kerouac among others.

One folder of correspondence includes letters from Jay DeFeo, Wallace and Shirley Berman, and Robert Emory Johnson. Exhibition files are found for two Beat exhibitions that Mark Green assisted in organizing: "Rolling Renaissance", 1968 and "A Kind of Beatness: Photographs of a North Beach Era, 1950-1965", 1975. Exhibition files contain correspondence, photographs of work exhibited and installation views, clippings, announcements and catalogs. Photographs are of Thomas Albright, Francis Ford Coppola, Allen Ginsberg, Leonard Hull, Robert Emory Johnson, Bob Kauffman, J. Oliver Mitchell, Francis Rigney, Jerome Stauber, and Edward Silverstone Taylor. Correspondents include include Thomas Albright, Wallace Berman, Bill Eisenlord, Alfred Frankensten, Allen Ginsberg, Helen Johnson of the Focus Gallery, Robert Emory Johnson, Chester Kessler, and Philip Whalen.

Mark Green's writings include a history of the Nanny Goat Hill Gallery, a statement about his photography, and various notes.

Printed materials consist of clippings, exhibition announcements for the San Francisco area and Nanny Goat Hill Gallery, and comic books.

The series of photographs is particularly rich due to Green's thoughtful and informative reflections written on the back of many of the photographs. The majority of the photographs identify the photographer, sitter, date, and place. Many times, Green included his own recollections of the particular sitter or photographer as well. In addition to photographs of Mark Green, there are photographs taken by Green and others of important Beat Movement figures. There are also photographs of beatnick "hot-spots" including the Co-Existence Bagel Shop, The Cellar, and The Place.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1967-1970s (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1959-1976 (Box 1, 3; 1 folder)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1954-1975 (Box 1, 3; 13 folders)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1974-1978 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1959-1978 (Box 1-3; 8 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, 1950s-1970s (Box 2-3; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Mark Green (1932-) moved to San Francisco and became active in the "Beat Movement" as a photographer, writer, and arts advocate. He helped organize two major group exhibitions of beat-era arts and also founded the Nanny Goat Hill Gallery in San Francisco.

Green was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio in 1932, and attended the University of Miami, Florida from 1950-1952. After taking classes in journalism and philosophy, Green began a career in media and worked as a copy-boy, reporter, and correspondent at various newspapers throughout the United States until 1956.

In 1957, Green moved to San Francisco and worked as a bartender at the Co-Existence Bagel Shop, a local spot for Beat gatherings. It was during this time that Green became involved with the Beat Movement and the San Francisco Renaissance. Green became friends with "Beatnick" figures including Edward Silverstone Taylor and Patricia Marx who encouraged him to take up photography. Green's poems were published in Beatitude and The Real Bohemia.

A more prolific photographer than poet, Mark Green exhibited his photographs at Seven Arts Gallery, the Critic's Choice San Francisco Art Festival (1964), the Focus Gallery, and the "San Francisco Renaissance" at the Gotham Book Mart and Gallery (1975). He was active in organizing group exhibitions including the "Rolling Renaissance" (1968) and "A Kind of Beatness: Photographs of a North Beach Era, 1950-1965" (1975). Additionally, Green founded the Nanny Goat Hill Gallery (1972-1974) to give little-known artists an outlet to exhibit their works.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history interview with Robert Emory Johnson by Paul Karlstrom on March 14, 1975 that details the history of the Rolling Renaissance exhibition organized in part by Mark Green.
Provenance:
Mark Green donated his papers in 1974, 1976, 1979, and 1991.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Mark Green 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.
Topic:
Poets -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Bohemianism -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photography -- Exhibitions -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Journalists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photography -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Photographs
Citation:
Mark Green papers, 1954-1991, bulk 1954-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.greemark
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Archives of American Art
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976

Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Nyberg, Ed  Search this
Subject:
Nyberg, Ed  Search this
Green, Mark L.  Search this
Micheline, Jack  Search this
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Linhares, Philip E.  Search this
DeRoux, Kenneth  Search this
LeBlanc, Peter  Search this
Castellón, Rolando  Search this
Larsen, Michael  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Hirschman, Jack  Search this
Broughton, James  Search this
Herms, George  Search this
Berman, Shirley  Search this
Stiles, Knute  Search this
Selz, Peter Howard  Search this
Rexroth, Kenneth  Search this
Pomada, Elizabeth  Search this
Berman, Wallace  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Poets -- Exhibitions -- Photographs  Search this
Beat generation -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7260
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209410
AAA_collcode_eisewill
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209410
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William J. Eisenlord photographs

Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Names:
City Lights Bookstore (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Berman, Shirley  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Broughton, James  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Castellón, Rolando  Search this
DeRoux, Kenneth  Search this
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence  Search this
Green, Mark L., 1932-2004  Search this
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Hirschman, Jack, 1933-  Search this
Larsen, Michael, 1941-  Search this
LeBlanc, Peter, 1930-  Search this
Linhares, Philip E.  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Micheline, Jack, 1929-1998  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929- -- Photographs  Search this
Pomada, Elizabeth  Search this
Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982  Search this
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-  Search this
Stiles, Knute, 1923-  Search this
Photographer:
Nyberg, Ed  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
San Francisco Calif. -- Photographs
Date:
1953-1976
Summary:
The photographs of San Francisco photographer William J. Eisenlord measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1953-1976. Photographs depict the City Lights Bookstore of San Francisco, California and the exhibition opening of "Poets of the Cities" at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1976. Also included are photographs of jazz and beat poetry performances taken by Ed Nyberg in 1957.
Scope and Contents note:
The photographs of San Francisco photographer William J. Eisenlord measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1953-1976. Photographs depict the City Lights Bookstore of San Francisco, California and the exhibition opening of "Poets of the Cities" at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1976. Also included are photographs of jazz and beat poetry performances taken by Ed Nyberg in 1957.

City Lights Bookstore was a popular meeting ground for many people associated with the Beat literary movement in San Francisco. The collection includes one exterior window photograph of the bookstore taken the year of its founding in 1953, and fifteen interior photographs of the store taken circa 1959. The interior shots include images of bookstore founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti, bookstore manager Shigeyoshi Murao, and various customers browsing the stacks.

The photographs taken at the "Poets of the Cities" exhibition opening on January 30, 1976 at the San Francisco Museum of Art include notable figures Jack Micheline, Claes Oldenburg, James Broughton, Phil Linhares, Mark and Sally Green, Michael Larsen, Elizabeth Pomada, Ken deRoux, Peter and Minette LeBlanc, Jack Hirschman, Rolando Castellon, Knute Stiles, Michael and Joanna McClure, Byron Meyer, Peter Selz, Leo Castelli, George Herms, and Shirley and Wallace Berman.

Also included are ten photographs taken in 1957 by Ed Nyberg at The Jazz Cellar, a popular San Francisco beat nightclub. Notable figures include Kenneth Rexroth, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Grover Sales Jr., Sonny Wayne, and Bill Weisjahn.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 2 series:

Series 1: William J. Eisenlord Photographs, 1953-1976 (Box 1; 15 folders)

Series 2: Ed Nyberg Photographs, 1957 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Biographical/Historical note:
William J. Eisenlord (1926-1997) worked as a photographer in San Francisco, California. He was an acquaintance of photographer, poet, and journalist Mark Green. Together with business partner Thayne Riggs, Eisenlord opened the Omnibus Gallery in Sacramento, California in 1980.
Provenance:
The William J. Eisenlord photographs were donated to the Archives of American Art in two installments, in 1976 and 1977, by William J. Eisenlord.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The William J. Eisenlord photographs 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.
Topic:
Poets -- Exhibitions -- Photographs  Search this
Beat generation -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.eisewill
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William J. Eisenlord photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Poets  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8621
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8621

City Lights Bookstore

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8622
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8622

City Lights Bookstore

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Books and reading  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8623
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8623

City Lights Bookstore

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Books and reading  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8624
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8624

City Lights Bookstore

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Books and reading  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8625
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8625

City Lights Bookstore

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Books and reading  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8627
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8627

City Lights Bookstore

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Books and reading  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8628
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8628

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence  Search this
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Books and reading  Search this
Poets  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8629
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8629

Lawrence Ferlinghetti at the City Lights Bookstore

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence  Search this
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Poets  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8630
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8630

City Lights Bookstore

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Books and reading  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8631
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8631

Shigeyoshi Murao

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Poets  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8632
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8632

Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Shigeyoshi Murao

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence  Search this
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Poets  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8633
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8633

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Poets  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8634
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8634

City Lights Bookstore

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Books and reading  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8635
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8635

City Lights Bookstore

Photographer:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Subject:
City Lights Bookstore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1959
Topic:
Books and reading  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8636
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William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8636

William J. Eisenlord Photographs

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Extent:
15 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1976
Arrangement note:
The series is arranged as 2 subseries:

1.1: City Lights Bookstore, 1953-1959

1.2: "Poets of the City" Exhibition Opening, 1976
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The William J. Eisenlord photographs 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:
William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.eisewill, Series 1
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William J. Eisenlord photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-eisewill-ref13

City Lights Bookstore

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1959
Scope and Contents note:
City Lights Bookstore was a popular meeting ground for many people associated with the Beat literary movement in San Francisco. The collection includes one exterior window photograph of the bookstore taken the year of its founding in 1953, and fifteen interior photographs of the store taken circa 1959. The interior shots include images of bookstore founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti, bookstore manager Shigeyoshi Murao, and various customers browsing the stacks.
Arrangement note:
The subseries has been scanned in its entirety.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The William J. Eisenlord photographs 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:
William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.eisewill, Subseries 1.1
See more items in:
William J. Eisenlord photographs
William J. Eisenlord photographs / Series 1: William J. Eisenlord Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-eisewill-ref14

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