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Rhys Caparn papers, 1938-1972

Creator:
Caparn, Rhys, 1909-1997  Search this
Caparn, Rhys, 1909-1997  Search this
Subject:
Deren, Maya  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7466
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209624
AAA_collcode_caparhys
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209624

Rhys Caparn papers

Creator:
Caparn, Rhys, 1909-1997  Search this
Names:
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Photographer:
Deren, Maya  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1972
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs; writings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.
REELS 680 & 1007: Correspondence, mostly business and professional letters; writings such as "The Animal in Art" and other jottings on art and form; price lists, statements from galleries and sales memos; catalogs and annoucements; clippings; photographs of Caparn's work, and photos of Caparn in her studio, snapshots and a portrait by Maya Deren, 1948, as well as one by Alan Shayne.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, clippings, exhibition material, receipts, photographs and records relating mainly to the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Connecticut.
Related Materials:
Rhys Caparn papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated 1972-1983 by Rhys Caparn.
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Identifier:
AAA.caparhys
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-caparhys

Photograph of Rhys Caparn with cat in her studio

Photographer:
Deren, Maya, 1917-1961  Search this
Deren, Maya, 1917-1961  Search this
Subject:
Caparn, Rhys  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1948
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Cats  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5400
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Rhys Caparn papers, 1938-1972
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5400

Oral history interview with Larry Jordan, 1995 Dec. 19 - 1996 July 30

Interviewee:
Jordan, Larry, 1934-  Search this
Jordan, Larry, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Berman, Wallace  Search this
Brackage, Stan  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
Deren, Maya  Search this
Duncan, Robert Edward  Search this
Ernst, Max  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
Hedrick, Wally  Search this
Herms, George  Search this
Jess  Search this
Jordan, Patricia M.  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Rexroth, Kenneth  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Filmmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Collagists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12216
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215955
AAA_collcode_jordan95
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215955
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Larry Jordan

Interviewee:
Jordan, Larry, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Brackage, Stan  Search this
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Deren, Maya  Search this
Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919-  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997  Search this
Hedrick, Wally, 1928-2003  Search this
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Jess, 1923-  Search this
Jordan, Patricia M., 1937-1989  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982  Search this
Extent:
6 Sound cassettes (Sound recording, analog)
100 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1995 Dec. 19 - 1996 July 30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Larry Jordan conducted 1995 Dec. 19-1996 July 30, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home, in Petaluma, Calif.
Jordan discusses his family background in Denver; his attraction to contemporary avant-garde; his brief time at Harvard, and his mental breakdown and return to Denver; his move to San Francisco in 1954 because of the artistic and literary atmosphere there; meeting Kenneth Rexroth, Robert Duncan and other poets and his initial introduction to the creative community in San Francisco; his friendships with Jordan Belsen, Michael McClure, Wally Hedrick and Jay DeFeo; the San Francisco Renaissance, the beat era, and what it means to be "beat;" the distinction in intensity between bohemianism and the resurrection of the self during the beat era, the social impact of the anti-establishment movement; and the difference between artists and political activists.
Jordan discusses his influences and important moments in his experimental film career; the surrealist methods for social changes as seen in film; the west coast filmmakers focus on the interior and mystical; the rivalry in the film world; his association with Bruce Conner and their founding a film society together in 1956 and establishing an experimental theater; meeting Joseph Cornell and his invitation to assist him with films, their time spent together, Cornell as a filmmaker, preparing Cornell boxes, and the influence of Cornell on is own art. He discusses his own art; his role as an artist in society; the religious aspect in his art; his place in the avant-garde film world; the major influences in his art; and the concept of death and the celebration of the mind as a major theme in his film and artwork.
He recalls Wallace Berman, Stan Brackage, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Maya Deren, Robert Duncan, Max Ernst, Allen Ginsberg, Wally Hedrick, George Herms, Jess, Patricia Jordan, Michael McClure, Bruce Nauman, and Kenneth Rexroth.
Biographical / Historical:
Larry Jordan (1934- ) is a filmmaker and collagist from Petaluma, Calif.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Filmmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Collagists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.jordan95
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jordan95

Deren, Maya

Collection Creator:
Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977, 1979
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records, 1976-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records
Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records / Series 5: Filmmaker and Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-losangei-ref77

Correspondence, Deren, Maya

Collection Artist:
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1946
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the collection requires an advanced appointment. Contact collection staff at least two weeks prior to preferred date, at AmericanArtCornellStudy@si.edu.

Series 9: Artifacts and Ephemera, Series 13: Personal Library and Book Collection, and Series 14: Record Album Collection, are still undergoing processing and preservation and may not be available for research use. Record albums are unavailable for playback. Contact collection staff for full lists of publications and record albums.
Collection Rights:
Unpublished materials are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Collection Citation:
Joseph Cornell Study Center collection, 1750-1980, bulk 1930-1972. Joseph Cornell Study Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
See more items in:
Joseph Cornell Study Center Collection
Joseph Cornell Study Center Collection / Series 6: Film Projects and Collected Film Materials
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-jcsc-1-ref1645

Haitian Voodoo

Producer:
Deren, Maya  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (Betamax)
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Local number:
FP-CFP-BETA-0001-7
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Commercial Recording; No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_353302

Rhythms of rapture [sound recording]

Recorder:
Sanon, Gregory (Azouke)  Search this
Averill, Gage  Search this
Wilcken, Lois  Search this
Yih, David  Search this
Performer:
Colin, Ynold  Search this
Augustin, Frisner 1948-2012  Search this
Forestal, Micheline  Search this
Beaubrun, Mimerose  Search this
Master Drummer Coyote  Search this
Boukman Eksperyans (Musical group)  Search this
Rara Machine (Musical group)  Search this
Vodou Le  Search this
Société Jour M'alongé Fòc Nan Point Dieu Devant  Search this
Ram (Musical group)  Search this
Societe Soleil Levant  Search this
Troupe Makandal (Musical group)  Search this
Rara Inorab Kapab  Search this
Premye Nimewo (Musical group)  Search this
Lakou Souvenans  Search this
Boukan Ginen (Musical group)  Search this
Lakou Badjo (Musical group)  Search this
Rasin Mapou de Azor  Search this
Wawa and his Group  Search this
Lakou Kanno  Search this
Sosyete Manto Sen Pye  Search this
Producer:
McAlister, Elizabeth A.  Search this
Commentator:
Deren, Maya  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Haitians  Search this
Type:
Compact disc
Place:
Haiti
Date:
1995
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, Creole  Search this
Voodoo music  Search this
Local number:
SF-COMM-CD-40464
Smithsonian Folkways 40464
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233719

Voices of Haiti [sound recording]

Recorder:
Deren, Maya  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Haiti
Date:
1953
Topic:
Caribbean Area--Songs and music  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-2327
Elektra 5
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_315783

Divine Horsemen: Living Gods of Haiti (Maya Deren, Collected Films, vol. 2)

Creator:
Deren, Maya  Search this
Mystic Fire  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (Betamax)
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Caribbean Area
Haiti
Topic:
Documentary  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Local number:
FP-1985-BETA-0024
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_354253

Inverted odysseys : Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, and Cindy Sherman / edited by Shelley Rice ; with contributions by Lynn Gumpert ... [et al.] ; also including "Heroines," a fictional text by Claude Cahun, translated by Norman MacAfee

Author:
Rice, Shelley  Search this
Gumpert, Lynn  Search this
Grey Art Gallery & Study Center  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Subject:
Cahun, Claude 1894-1954  Search this
Deren, Maya  Search this
Sherman, Cindy  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 168 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR645.N72 G735 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_645749

The art of cinema; selected essays. Foreword by George Amberg

Author:
Amberg, George 1901-  Search this
Deren, Maya Anagram of ideas on art, form, and film  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
Topic:
Motion pictures--Aesthetics  Search this
Call number:
PN1995 .A42
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_654985

The voodoo gods / Maya Deren ; introduction by Joseph Campbell

Author:
Deren, Maya  Search this
Physical description:
318 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Haiti
Date:
1975
Topic:
Vodou  Search this
Religion  Search this
Call number:
BL2490 .D43 l975
BL2490.D43 l975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_361013

Divine horsemen; Voodoo gods of Haiti. Preface [by] Joseph Campbell

Author:
Deren, Maya  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 350 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Haiti
Date:
1970
[c1970]
Topic:
Vodou  Search this
Religion  Search this
Call number:
BL2490 .D43
BL2490.D43
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_14740

Transbodied/transcultured : moving spirits in Katherine Dunham's and Maya Deren's Caribbean / Dorothea Fischer-Hornung

Author:
Fischer-Hornung, Dorothea 1949-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Dunham, Katherine Dances of Haiti  Search this
Deren, Maya Divine horsemen  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2008
Call number:
CB235 .R43 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1036257

Divine horsemen : the living gods of Haiti / by Maya Deren

Author:
Deren, Maya  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 350 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Haiti
Date:
1983
1953
[1983], ©1953
Topic:
Vodou  Search this
Religion  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1059910

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