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Sam Francis papers, 1916-2010 (bulk 1950-1994)

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Francis (Sam) Papers
Series III. Lapis Press, 1943-2002, undated 26.14 Linear Feet (48 boxes)
Material concerning Francis' book press, which published art- related literature, psychology, and theory, a portion of which were works in translation.
Arrangement
Arranged in five subseries.
Series III.A. Projects, 1943-2000 5.84 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Includes manuscripts by authors, some of which were published, along with some correspondence related to the submissions.
Arrangement
Arranged in alphabetical order by the authors' last names.
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65 A-B 1971-1989
Including Alchemy, American Film Foundation, Bob Arnold, Antonin Artaud, Jan Butterfield, Irene Borger, Bruce Boone, Silva Barandon, and Yves Bonnefoy.
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66 B-C, 1957-1990
Including Sinclair Beilis, Brancusi, Jacques Carrio, and Dennis Cooper.
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67 C-D, 1973-1994
Including Alan Chadwick, Cid Corman, and Bruce Connor.
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68 D-F, 1961-1997
Including Doug Davis, Les Ferris, Kathleen Fraser, and Michael Friedman.
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69 F-G, 1981-1988
Including James Farwell and Amy Gerstler.
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70 G, 1985-2000
Including Robert Gluck and Pierre Guyotat.
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71 H-J, 1966-1988
Including Rebecca Horn, Pontus Hulten, Robert Irwin, Ed Janss and Arata Isozaki.
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72 J-K, 1965-1989
Including Rachel Jacobs, Edith Jenkins, Hayao Kawai, and Fujiyo Koyama.
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73 L-M, 1943-1991
C.A. Meier, Dean Metzger, and Mike Morrow.
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74 M-S, 1959-1995
Including Yves Michaud, Nancy Mozur, Noguchi, Ooka, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Carolee Schneemann, Robert Shapazian.
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75 Niki de Saint-Phalle, 1985-88
Regarding her book about AIDS, published by Lapis Press.
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76 S-T, 1982-2000
Including Robert Thierron, James Turrell, Dorothea Tanning, and Michael Taylor.
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77 Yasutaka Tsutsui, 1991-1995
Regarding his book The Fictives, published by Lapis Press.
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78 W, 1989-1998
Including Jane Wheelwright and Christopher Wool.
Series III.B. Business, 1975-2002 6.67 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
Assorted financial papers from the press from intermittent years.
Arrangement
Arranged in rough chronolgical order by year.
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79-80 Memoranda and Minutes, 1986-1996
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81-82 Contracts, 1985-1992
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83 Gemini G.E.L., 1971-2002
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84-85 Ledgers, 1975, 1979, 1989, 1991
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86-90 Invoices, 1988-1998
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91-92 Distributors, 1986-2000
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93-94 Direct Sales, 1993-1994
Series III.C. Awards and Reviews, 1976-1994 1.67 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Material showing the acclaim that greeted many of the Lapis Press publications.
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order by year.
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95-98 Assorted, 1976-1994
Series III.D. Selected Publications, 1983-1996, undated 10.92 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
Includes selected Lapis publications, often in final proofs, along with the press's first publication.
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order.
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99 First publication, 1983
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100, 197*-198* Aphorisms, 1984
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101 Saturated Blue, 1994-1996
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102-103, 199*-200* Tablets, undated
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104 One Cent Life, undated
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105 Of, undated
Series III.E. Photographs and audio visual, circa 1976- circa 1996 1.04 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Assorted photographs from Lapis publications and a video tape of an interview on The Today Show about the press's AIDS book.
Arrangement
Arranged in rough chronolgical order.
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106 Black-and-white
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232, 233 Color
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270 V6-V8 Video about Lapis Press AIDS book (The Today Show), 1987


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