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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.A. Artists and friends, 1949-2003 3.75 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
Correspondence with friends and colleagues, some of whom were also collectors, or business associates, and range in content from the professional to the intimate. Files at the end of the subseries contains correspondence pertaining to the end of Francis' life.
Arrangement
Files have been kept as they were arranged by Sam Francis, in alphabetical order, with certain individual artists given separate folders. The repository has called out additional names in folders under each letter, but in no case have all correspondents been listed.
box folder
1 1 A, 1972-1993
Including Karl Appel and Chuck Arnoldi.
1 2-3 B, 1970-1996
Including Kurt Blum, John Bennett, Robert Buck, Larry Bell, and J.B. Blunk.
1 4 Barundun, Silvio, 1962-1991
C, 1975-1997
box folder
1 5 Correspondence
Including William Copley, Ry Cooder, Dan Cytron, Alexandra Christoph, and Helga and Roy Curry.
box folder
213 2 Jane Braswell Crawford photographs, undated
Connor, Bruce, 1969-1987
box folder
1 6-7 Correspondence, 1969-1987
box folder
213 1 Photographs, 1986
1 8 D, 1969-1991
Including Jay DeFeo.
1 9 E, 1961-1986
Including Bill Elliott.
box folder
2 1-2 F, 1965-1994
Including Gordon Onslow-Ford, Gilda Franz, Betty Freeman, Sidney Felsen and Bernard Forrest.
2 3 Francken, Ruth, 1969-1979
2 4-5 G, 1957-1993
Including Joe Goode and Bernard Giovagnoli.
2 6-10 Doc Groupp, 1961-1972
box folder
3 1-2 H, 1970-1994
Including Al Held.
Hiltermann, B.H.R., 2002-2003
box folder
3 3-4 Correspondence
box folder
213 3 Photographs
3 5 Hosiasson, Philippe, 1961-1964
3 6 Hulten, Pontus, 1963-1997
I, 1970-1994
box folder
4 1 Correspondence
Including Daria Iacone, and Toshi Ichiyanagi.
box folder
213 4 Iacone photographs
4 2-3 Idemitsu, Tako, 1959-1085
4 4 Isozaki, Arata, 1964-1993
box folder
5 1 J, 1957-1991
5 2 Jaffee, Shirley, 1964-1972
Jensen, Alfred, 1958-1964
box folder
5 3 Correspondence
box folder
213 5 Photographs
5 4 K, 1976-1994
Including James Kirsch and Lilly Keller.
Kogelnik, Kiki, 1965-1987
box folder
5 5 Correspondence
box folder
213 6 Photographs
box folder
5 6 L, 1964-1992
Including Jules Langsner, and Murray Lerner.
5 7 Leslie, Alfred, 1961-1987
5 8 M, 1956-1994
Including Yves Michaud, Michio Matsumoto, Lee and Luchita Mullican, and Dorothy Miller.
5 9 Martin, Fred, 1949-1959
box folder
6 1 Meyer, Franz, 1950-1967
Mitchell, Joan, circa 1980
box folder
6 2 Correspondence
box folder
213 7 Photographs
box folder
6 3 N, 1971-1994
Including Hans Namuth and Sybille Nova.
6 4 O, 1984-1992
Including Sadao Ogawa.
P, 1968-1994
box folder
6 5 Correspondence
box folder
213 8 Jeff Perkins photographs, undated
box folder
6 6 R, 1980-1991
Including Pierre Rouge, and James Rosenquist.
S, 1979-1994
box folder
6 7-8 Correspondence
Including Janna Stern, Terry Schoenhaven, Clifford Still, Peter Selz, and Pierre Schneider.
box folder
213 9 Photographs, various
box folder
6 9 Saegessar, Marguerite, 1989-1993
6 10 Saint Phalle, Niki de 1987
6 11 Sweeney, James Johnson, 1967-1990
6 12 T, 1964-1993
Including Dorothea Tanning, Michel Tapie, Shuzo Takiguchi, and Garner Tullis.
Tanaka, Atsuko, 1988-1999
box folder
7 1 Correspondence
box folder
213 10 Photographs
Ting, Walasse, 1958-1999
box folder
7 2-5 Correspondence
box folder
213 11 Photographs
box folder
7 6 V, 1981-1994
Including Eleonora Vallanti, and DeWain Valentine.
7 7 Van Der Post, Laurens, 1991-1993
Von Huene, Stephan, 1981-1987
box folder
7 7 Correspondence
box folder
213 12 Photographs
W, 1972-1994
No Subnote Content
box folder
7 9 Correspondence
Including Marcia and Frederick Weisman, Elfie Weinstock, Michael Whitney, and Larry Weiss.
box folder
213 13 Michael Whitney photographs
box folder
7 10 Wagner, George, 1989-1994
box folder
8 1 X,Y,Z, 1979-1984
8 2-4 Yoshiaki, Tono and Usami, 1953-1990
8 5-6 Unidentified, 1954-1989
8 7 Assorted acquaintances, 1964-1991
8 8 Postcards, 1962-1992
box folder
9 1-4 Cards (birthday, Christmas, and assorted), circa 1970 - circa 1994
9 5-6 Cards from Litho Shop employees, 1980-1995
9 7 Faxes for Sam when sick, 1993
9 8 Condolence letters, 1994
box folder
196* 2 Collage letter (author unidentified), undated
flatfile
55** Thank you card from MOCA on large piece of foam core, 1993


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