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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records

Creator:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Names:
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Beattie, Paul, 1924-1988  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Hirschman, Jack, 1933-  Search this
Extent:
11.7 Linear feet
1.01 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Video recordings
Date:
1938-2015
Summary:
The papers of poet, artist, and ordained priest Robert Alexander and the records of Venice, California's Temple of Man measure 11.7 linear feet and 1.01 GB, and date from 1938-2015. The papers and records document Alexander and the Temple of Man, which he founded in 1960 to serve as a meeting place for a community of artists, poets, and musicians. The collection contains biographical material pertaining to Alexander, Temple of Man administrative records, correspondence and artists files, project files, printed material, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of poet, artist, and ordained priest Robert Alexander and the records of Venice, California's Temple of Man measure 11.7 linear feet and 1.01 GB, and date from 1938-2015. The papers and records document Alexander and the Temple of Man, which he founded in 1960 to serve as a meeting place for a community of artists, poets, and musicians. The collection contains biographical material pertaining to Alexander, Temple of Man administrative records, correspondence and artists files, project files, printed material, and photographic material.

Correspondence and artists files comprise the bulk of the collection and contain a wide variety of material pertaining to Temple of Man artists and affiliates, including mail art, over one hundred artworks, poetry, writings, exhibition announcements, clippings, and photographs. Artists include Anita Alexander, Bob Alexander, John Altoon, Aya, Paul Beattie, Michael Bergt, Wallace Berman, Charles Britton, Cameron, Bruce Connor, William Dailey, Gayle Davis, George Herms, Jack Hirschman, Maurice Lacy, Fred Mason, Kenneth Patchen, Peter Paul, Stuart Perkoff, Artie Richer, Tony Scibella, Ben Talbert, Zack Walsh, Edwin Ward, Marcia Ward, Saul White, Steve Wilson, and others. A small amount of born-digital material includes a video recording of Renick Stevenson, images of artworks, and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1988 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Temple of Man Administrative Records, 1960-2010 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1, OV 13)

Series 3: Correspondence and Artists Files, circa 1948-2015 (9.8 linear feet, Boxes 1-6, 9-12, 30-33, OVs 14-28; 0.99 GB, ER01-ER02)

Series 4: Project Files, circa 1967-2014 (0.9 linear feet, Boxes 6-7; 0.015 GB, ER03)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1958-2014 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, OV 29)

Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1960-2009 (1 folder, Box 8; 0.001 GB, ER04)
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Alexander (1923-1987), also known as Bob and "Baza," was a poet, collagist, printer, assemblage artist, and ordained priest from Venice, California. Alexander founded the Temple of Man in 1960 in San Francisco, moving it to his home in Venice, California in 1968. The Temple served as a meeting place for artists, poets, and musicians, and contained a collection of artworks by Temple of Man members, also ordained priests. Many of the artworks which form the core of the collection were on display at the Alexander residence and are dedicated to Alexander and his wife Anita. Members also created and exchanged mail art, handmade cards, and poems with one another. After Alexander's death in 1987, the Temple of Man was directed by Anita Alexander and, since 1992, by a board of directors.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are an oral history interview with artist George Herms conducted by Paul Karlstrom in 1993-1994, the papers of California artist and poet Wallace Berman, and the papers of curator and founding board member of the Temple of Man, Hal Glicksman.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives of American Art by Alexander's widow Anita Alexander in 1990 and in 2017 and 2018 by the Temple of Man via George Herms, Officer, and Yoav Getzler, Registered Agent of record.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Poets -- California -- Venice  Search this
Collagists -- California -- Venice  Search this
Assemblage artists -- California -- Venice  Search this
Priests -- California -- Venice  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.alexbob
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Archives of American Art
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Correspondence and Mail Art

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-2008
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records / Series 3: Correspondence and Artists Files / Herms, George
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Archives of American Art
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Correspondence and Mail Art

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records / Series 3: Correspondence and Artists Files / Herms, George
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Archives of American Art
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Meltzer, David, Correspondence and Mail Art

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-2013
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records / Series 3: Correspondence and Artists Files
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b25a6062-a910-4b6e-b13d-a27023d6e3d9
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Artworks and Mail Art

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-1985
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records / Series 3: Correspondence and Artists Files / Talbert, Ben
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9773952e8-6859-4478-bf2a-4f7b358f4eb6
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Correspondence and Mail Art

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records / Series 3: Correspondence and Artists Files / Herms, George
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw918ce8932-418c-4169-96b0-765e8473ab7d
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ead_component:sova-aaa-alexbob-ref261

Magic Theatre (New Magic Theatre)

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1967
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records / Series 4: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9be959f1e-812c-47b4-a4ef-c81543a7d72f
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Helen DeMott papers

Creator:
DeMott, Helen, 1920-1997  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Photographs  Search this
Bland, Celia  Search this
Burkhardt, Rudy  Search this
Chester, Alfred, 1928-1971  Search this
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969  Search this
Finkelstein, Miriam  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Ponsot, Marie  Search this
Rolick, Esther G., 1922-  Search this
Schloss, Edith, 1919-  Search this
Wright, Clifford, 1919-  Search this
Extent:
7.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Watercolors
Photographs
Manuscripts
Travel diaries
Poems
Notes
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Date:
1896-1997
Summary:
The papers of painter Helen DeMott measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1896-1997. DeMott's painting career from 1940-1996 is documented through her numerous sketchbooks and original artwork. Also found is biographical material, correspondence, writings and poems, scrapbooks, printed material, photographic material, audio and video recordings, and scattered material from collagist Ray Johnson.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter Helen DeMott measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1896-1997. DeMott's painting career from 1940-1996 is documented through her numerous sketchbooks and original artwork. Also found is biographical material, correspondence, writings and poems, scrapbooks, printed material, photographic material, audio and video recordings, and scattered material from collagist Ray Johnson.

The scattered biographical material contains official documents, DeMott's resume, circulars and receipts from the Art School of the National Academy of Design, and two obituaries. Correspondence includes letters from publishers regarding DeMott's book proposal "Geography into Landscape," correspondence with universities and scientific institutions regarding her Wave series, and personal correspondence including letters from photographer, filmmaker, and painter Rudy Burckhardt, writer Alfred Chester, painter Clifford Wright, and collagist Edith Schloss.

The bulk of the writings is DeMott's poetry, as well as some artist's statements, loose notes, a speech, travel diaries, and handwritten, typed, and edited manuscripts, including a typed manuscript of "Geography into Landscape." Writings by others include poetry by Celia Bland, Miriam Finkelstein, and Marie Ponsot. Scrapbooks document DeMott's research and artwork related to waves and includes clippings, photographs of artwork, sketches and notations, and typed notes on painting waves. Printed material includes magazine and newspaper articles about Helen DeMott and various other artists, and many articles related to water waves.

Photographic material includes black and white photographs of DeMott's artwork and personal photographs. Of interest is a 1943 photograph of a group at the Art Students League which includes Ester Rolick, Edith Schloss, Max Eastman, and Helen DeMott. Also found are slides and transparencies of artwork and slides for lectures on waves. Audiovisual Recordings include one reel-to-reel tape and five videotapes, some related to DeMott's study of waves.

There is one folder of material from collagist Ray Johnson containing scattered letters and mail art, exhibition fliers, and collages. Measuring 4.2 linear feet, the bulk of DeMott's papers are sketchbooks and original artwork spanning her artistic career. There are numerous loose sketches, notes, sketchbooks, holiday cards, watercolors, and oversized drawings in pencil, ink, and oil pastels, much of which is related to waves. Original artwork by others includes Esther Rolick and Edith Schloss.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 9 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1911-1997 (Boxes 1, 9; 7 folders)

Series 2: Letters and Correspondence, 1896, 1930-1995 (Boxes 1-2; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1950-circa 1996 (Boxes 2-3; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1967-1989 (Box 3; 2 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1961-1996 (Boxes 3, 9; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1920s-1996 (Boxes 3-4, 9; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Audiovisual Recordings, 1975, 1978, undated (Box 4; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Ray Johnson, 1947, 1963, undated (Box 4; 1 folder)

Series 9: Artwork, 1941-1996 (Boxes 4-9, OV 10-13; 4.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Helen DeMott (1920-1997) was a New York City based painter and poet and well-known East Village community activist.

In the 1940s, DeMott attended the National Academy of Design and Art Students League. In the late 1960s, DeMott began focusing her work on the scientific study of waves, specifically the structure of water wave surfaces, a theme that remained in her work for the rest of her career. In 1974-1975, DeMott completed two building murals of water wave structures in New York City: Wave Spill, located at 155 First Avenue and 10th Street; and River Wave, at 509 Amsterdam Avenue. She had a solo exhibition at the Green Mountain Gallery in 1969, and exhibited at the ground-breaking alternative space, 112 Workshop/112 Greene Street in 1979. DeMott was received a number of grants and awards throughout her career including National Community Arts Competition winner in 1974, a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (CAPS) in 1976, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1978, and a Gottleib Foundation grant in 1983. She passed away in 1997.
Provenance:
The Helen DeMott papers were a bequest to the Archives of American Art in 2003 by James Goldiner, executive for the estate of Helen DeMott.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Political activists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Watercolors
Photographs
Manuscripts
Travel diaries
Poems
Notes
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Citation:
Helen DeMott papers, 1896-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.demohele
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c19f5a9b-a27a-4b38-b252-e26840f61b16
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Pincus-Witten, Robert, 1935-2018  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet (Box 1, 2, 4)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952-2015
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence includes letters, post cards, greeting cards, birth announcements, printed emails, and annotated exhibition announcements and invitations from friends, family, artists, galleries, and colleagues. People of note include Mel Boucher, Judy Gantzman, Gary Komarin, David Salle, Sean Scully, and letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Pincus-Witten's grandmother, "Oma." There are also letters to and from Pincus-Witten's PhD advisor, Joshua C. Taylor, where they discuss Pincus-Witten's thesis and starting his teaching career at Queens College in the 1960s. There are many enclosures in the correspondence files including clippings, sticky notes, research materials related to Alphonse Osbert, color and black and white photographs, photographs of Pincus-Witten and Leon Hecht at events, slides, contracts, sketches, and small works of art. Also included are several postcards and other items that are considered mail art.
Collection Restrictions:
Robert Picus-Witten's journals are access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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.
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own in the following material: Robert Pincus-Witten's journals.
Collection Citation:
Robert Pincus-Witten papers, 1942-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
AAA.pincrobe, Series 2
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Archives of American Art
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Fred Truck papers, 1965-2019

Creator:
Truck, Fred, 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Jean  Search this
Held, John  Search this
Welch, Chuck  Search this
Gibbs, Michael  Search this
Des Moines Festival of the Avant-garde (1979)  Search this
Type:
Performances (creative events)
Motion pictures
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Fred Truck papers, 1965-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mail art  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21930
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)401519
AAA_collcode_trucfred
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_401519

Archiving advanced art collecting, care and cultural significance of artist's archives John Held, Jr

Author:
Held, John 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 142 pages illustrations, portraits 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2020
Topic:
Mail art  Search this
Cataloging of archival materials  Search this
Cataloging of art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1154723

Grand International Mail Art Exhibition of Visual Message (1982), Kwan Hoon Museum of Fine Art

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Collection 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 copies requires advance notice.
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:
Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alma Thomas papers
Alma Thomas papers / Series 4: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw915b0871b-63b9-4c17-99ad-c36ca84be235
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomalma-ref827

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Taylor, Betty Blayton, 1937-2016  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952
1968-2016
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of personal and professional correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues, including other artists such as Frank Wimberley and Howardina Pindell. A letter from Eugene Grigsby includes a sketch.
Arrangement:
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by sender. Correspondence by the artist, mail art by Riko Takata, and two folders of unidentified or first name only senders follow the alphabetical arrangement.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Betty Blayton-Taylor papers, 1929-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blaybett, Series 2
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Betty Blayton-Taylor papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90249f8fd-9fe1-4c16-897b-a6f9ea77d203
EDAN-URL:
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Riko Takata

Collection Creator:
Taylor, Betty Blayton, 1937-2016  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2006-2015
Scope and Contents:
Handmade cards and mail art from Riko/Yuriko Takata.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Betty Blayton-Taylor papers, 1929-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty Blayton-Taylor papers
Betty Blayton-Taylor papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f7125eba-bfe3-430d-9414-e8ff7d504e69
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blaybett-ref34

Ray Johnson papers, 1970-1971

Creator:
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995  Search this
Subject:
New York Correspondence School  Search this
Citation:
Ray Johnson papers, 1970-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mail art  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6888
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209017
AAA_collcode_johnray
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209017

Edward H. Dwight Papers, 1821-2001, bulk 1950-1979

Creator:
Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981  Search this
Subject:
McDermott, John Francis  Search this
Laning, Paul F.  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Tyler, Morris F.  Search this
Corwine, Aaron H.  Search this
Coffin, Annie R.  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Gifford, George Edmund  Search this
Held, John  Search this
Fries, Waldemar H.  Search this
Duncanson, Robert S.  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle  Search this
Martin, Maria  Search this
Lichtner, Schomer  Search this
Bell, John G.  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford  Search this
Audubon, Maria R. (Maria Rebecca)  Search this
Bakewell, Benjamin  Search this
Bachman, John  Search this
Lichtner, Ruth  Search this
Peale family  Search this
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Louisiana State Museum  Search this
Cincinnati Historical Society  Search this
National Audubon Society  Search this
Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications  Search this
R. Havell & Son  Search this
Type:
Business records
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Citation:
Edward H. Dwight Papers, 1821-2001, bulk 1950-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Still-life painting  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7613
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209775
AAA_collcode_dwigedwa
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209775
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John Held, Jr. papers, 1917-1958

Creator:
Held, John, 1889-1958  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
John Held, Jr. papers, 1917-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7713
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209877
AAA_collcode_heldjojr
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209877

Betty Esman papers, 1936-1979

Creator:
Esman, Betty, 1904-1996  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Citation:
Betty Esman papers, 1936-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8043
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210214
AAA_collcode_esmabett
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210214

Ken Friedman papers, 1969-1978

Creator:
Friedman, Ken  Search this
Citation:
Ken Friedman papers, 1969-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8141
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210312
AAA_collcode_frieken
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210312

Patricia Jordan papers, 1870

Creator:
Jordan, Patricia M., 1937-1989  Search this
Subject:
Berman, Wallace  Search this
Jordan, Larry  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Jess  Search this
Duncan, Robert Edward  Search this
Brakhage, Stan  Search this
Snyder, Gary  Search this
Herms, George  Search this
Anger, Kenneth  Search this
Beattie, Paul  Search this
Type:
Illustrated letters
Mail art
Photographs
Citation:
Patricia Jordan papers, 1870. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Beat generation  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Photography  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10181
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213221
AAA_collcode_jordpatr
Theme:
Women
Photography
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213221
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