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

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Francis (Sam) Papers
Series I. Correspondence, 1937-2008 20.43 Linear Feet (49 boxes)
Series I.B. Family, 1937-1995 1.66 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Correspondence between Sam Francis and his father, stepmother, siblings, daughter, wives, and other relatives. Courtship letters from Francis to Vera Miller, who would become his first wife, offer a portrait of the artist as a young man. Divorce papers, income tax returns, and other official documents have been removed from these files and are restricted until 2086.
Arrangement
Arranged in rough chronological order. Manuscripts accompanying the correspondence have been filed with family papers in Series II. Personal.
box folder
10 1-4 Sam Francis to Vera Miller (first wife), 1937-1978
box folder
196* 8 Poem for Vera Miller, undated
box folder
11 1 Virginia Francis (stepmother), 1942-1991
11 2-4 Duplicates of correspondence between Virginia Francis, Sam Francis (senior), and Sam Francis, 1950-1964
box folder
12 1 Muriel Goodwin (second wife), 1955-1995
12 2 Teruko Yokoi (third wife), 1961-1966
12 3-4 Masako Idemitsu (fourth wife), 1964-1993
Margaret Smith (fifth wife), 1985-1993
box folder
12 5 Correspondence
box folder
213 14-15 Photographs
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13 1 Assorted relatives, 1965-1993
13 2 George Francis (brother), 1968-1994
13 3 Nancy Frances Moser (sister), 1973-1990
13 4-5 Kayo Francis (daughter), 1971-1994


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