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

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Francis (Sam) Papers
Series II. Personal, 1916-2000 25.72 Linear Feet (44 boxes)
Series II.A. Assorted, 1930-1995 15.5 Linear Feet (19 boxes)
Included are some poetry and dream journals by Francis. Box 193 contains restricted material from 1950-1994 which will remain sealed until 2086.
Arrangement
Arranged by media.
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50, 204* Writings, 1967-circa 1994
Including dream journals, poetry, reflections, and doodles.
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51, 281*-282* Calendars, awards, lists, and miscellaneous, 1961-1991
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52 Medical and financial, 1974-1994
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267 C2-C10 Audio cassettes, 1994-1995, undated
Including the Remembrance Meeting at MOCA, Howard Fox's interview with Margaret Smith Francis after Sam's death, and Sam's astrological reading.
Photographs, 1930-1994
Photographs of Sam Francis, ranging from childhood snapshots, to views of the artist in his studio, to posed portraits. Photographers include Meibao Nee, Peter Friedli, Jerry Sohn, Vera Isler, Nico Delaive,Shima Bukuro, Jim Arkatov, Brian Forrest, and Francis' fourth wife, Mako Idemitsu. Includes grammar school class portrait from 1937 (Box 196*, f. 1)
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53-55, 194*, 207*, 215 Portraits, 1941-1994
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216-221 In studio, 1952-1990
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58** Portrait drawing of Sam by Walasse Ting, undated
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193 Restricted material, 1950-1994
Sealed until 2086.


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