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Earl Staley papers, 1960-1981

Creator:
Staley, Earl, 1938-  Search this
Subject:
Camblin, Bob Bilyeu  Search this
Fridge, Roy  Search this
Tate, Joe  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Art and motion pictures  Search this
Handicraft -- Texas -- Photographs  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9470
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211668
AAA_collcode_stalearl
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211668

Camblin, Bob Bilyeu papers, 1951-1985

Creator:
Camblin, Bob Bilyeu, 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Staley, Earl  Search this
Tate, Joe  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Moving images
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9268
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211463
AAA_collcode_cambbob
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211463

Camblin, Bob Bilyeu papers

Creator:
Camblin, Bob Bilyeu, 1928-2010  Search this
Names:
Staley, Earl, 1938-  Search this
Tate, Joe  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Moving images
Date:
1951-1985
Summary:
The Bob Bilyeu Camblin papers measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1985. The papers provide a snapshot of Camblin's career as an artist and educator through personal papers, printed material, artwork, photographs, and motion picture film and video recordings.
Scope and Contents:
The Bob Bilyeu Camblin papers measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1985. The papers provide a snapshot of Camblin's career as an artist and educator through personal papers, printed material, artwork, photographs, and motion picture film and video recordings.

Personal papers include resumes and printed material such as exhibition catalogs and announcements and clippings. Camblin's artwork includes sketches, expressive writings, drawings, and prints. Photographic material includes images of artwork, friends, family, trips, and miscellany; and moving images include home videos of art, art techniques, leisure activities, and autobiographical films.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1951-1985 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Artwork, 1951-1985 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Photographs, 1951-1980 (1 linear foot; Box 1, 2)

Series 4: Moving Images, circa 1970-1976 (1.8 linear feet; Box 2; FCs 3-19)
Biographical / Historical:
Bob Bilyeu Camblin (1928-2010) was a modernist painter and educator active in Houston, Texas. Camblin experimented with a wide variety of media and is known for collaborative projects with many artists, including a collective known as The Holding Firm with Earl Staley and Joe Tate in Houston.

Born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Camblin served in the United State Army (1948-1949) and Air Force (1950-1951) before receiving his bachelor of fine arts in 1954, and his master of fine arts degree in 1955. He worked as a map make from 1955-1958 before holding teaching posts at multiple institutions including the Kansas City Art Institute, the Ringling School of Art, Sarasota Florida, the University of Illinois, the University of Detroit, the University of Utah, and Rice University in Houston.

While living in Houston Camblin collaborated with artists Earl Staley and Joe Tate, as the B. E. and J. Holding Firm, or The Holding Firm. The collective worked on multiple projects including paintings, drawings, art excursions, and exhibitions.

Camblin's first one-man show was held in 1955 at the Kansas City Art Institute and his work has been exhibited in other solo exhibitions including at Oklahoma State University (1961), Plumtree Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah (1965-1966), Windsor College, Canada (1965), David Gallery, Houston (1969-1970), and the Graham Gallery in Houston (1989). Camblin participated in many group exhibitions including ART:USA 58 (1958), Fulbright Artists Exhibition, Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City (1958), Childe Hassam Purchase Fund Show, American Academy of Arts and Letters (1958), and Printmaking in Texas: The 1980s Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth (1990).
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming by Mrs. Eldon Jensen on Reel 2248, including six sketchbooks, 1979-1980, containing sketches, writings, and a few letters. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.

Some of the material from reels 3461 and 3462 including correspondence, clippings, files on the Document Show, the Barter Show, B. E. and J. Holding Firm and the Venice Venture are available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and through interlibrary loan, and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Sandra Curtis Levy in a series of accessions between 1979-1986.
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 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:
Painters -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Educators -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Moving images
Citation:
Bob Bilyeu Camblin papers, 1951-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cambbob
See more items in:
Camblin, Bob Bilyeu papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97a6fd7c8-6f2e-4062-853a-d77d5375f0ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cambbob

Earl Staley papers

Creator:
Staley, Earl, 1938-  Search this
Names:
Camblin, Bob Bilyeu, 1928-2010  Search this
Fridge, Roy, 1927-  Search this
Tate, Joe  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 4 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1960-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, slides, sketches and sketchbooks, printed material, journals, and motion picture films.
REEL 2879: Two journals containing daily entries concerning Staley's work and family; ink sketches; photographs of his family, friends, and art work; clippings; and exhibition announcements.
REELS 2880-2882: Correspondence with Jack Boynton, Bob Camblin, and Dick Wray; exhibitions list, announcements, invitations, catalogs, and clippings; lecture notes; "B & E Productions" file; sketches and 9 sketchbooks; and ca. 75 photographs.
UNMICROFILMED: Ca. 300 slides of drawings, prints, paintings, ceramics, belts, planters, and weather vanes by Staley, Bob Camblin, and Joe Tate; films by Staley, "Smoked Links," "All the Signs from Houston to Galveston and Back," and "Staley Draws"; films by Roy Fridge, "Student Film," and "Cube Art"; films by Staley, Camblin and Tate, "BEJ I" and "Holding Firm II"; and unidentified film and tapes.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, craftsman, and filmmaker; Houston, Tex.
Provenance:
Material on reels 2879-2882 lent for microfilming by Staley, 1981, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Staley, 1981.
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:
Artisans -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Filmmakers -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Art and motion pictures  Search this
Handicraft -- Texas -- Photographs  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.stalearl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9907c9276-cdee-4194-97b9-3765b538c78b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stalearl

The Wave Organ, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Richards, Peter  Search this
Gonzalez, George  Search this
Lipps, Thomas  Search this
Assistant:
Whitefield, Charles  Search this
Tate, Joe  Search this
Rivera, William  Search this
Medium:
PVC pipes, marble, granite, red sandstone, cobblestone, and metal
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Site-specific
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City and County of San Francisco San Francisco Arts Commission 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240 San Francisco California 94102
Located Marina Jetty Near the Golden Gate and Saint Francis Yacht Clubs, Marina Boulevard between Lyon & Fillmore Streets San Francisco California
Date:
Sept. 1985-1986
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Detail  Search this
Architecture--Classical  Search this
Architecture--Ruins  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000987
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_331663

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