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

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Francis (Sam) Papers

Container List

Series I. Correspondence, 1937-2008 20.43 Linear Feet (49 boxes)
Contains correspondence with Artists and friends, family, museums, and gallery owners.
Arrangement
This series is arranged in five subseries.Correspondence was divided into subseries by the Sam Francis estate, and that arrangement has been largely retained. Additional correspondence files are in Series III. Lapis Press, and Series IV. Business files.
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
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
box folder
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
Series I.C. Museums, 1960-2008 9.17 Linear Feet (22 boxes)
Correspondence regarding museum exhibitions or acquisitions of Francis' work. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, with which Francis had a long relationship, occupies several boxes. Also amply represented are the Bundestag, Bonn, and the Jeu de Paume, Paris. Along with object lists and exhibition proposals, these files sometimes contain installation diagrams, loan agreements, and checklists.
Arrangement
Arranged in alphabetical order by the museum name.
box folder
14 1-7 A, circa 1960- circa 1998
B, 1963-1996
box folder
15 1-10 Correspondence
box folder
213 16 Brooklyn Museum photographs
box
16-17 Bundestag, Bonn, 1991-1994
box folder
18 1-22 C-G, 1961-2008
H-K, 1969-2003
box folder
19 1-13 Correspondence
box folder
213 17 Hiroshima Museum photographs
box folder
20 1-6 Jeu de Paume, Paris, 1995-1996
L, 1967-2000
box folder
21 1-9 Correspondence
box folder
213 18 LACMA photographs
213 19 Louisiana photographs
box folder
22 1-7 M, 1976-2002
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1980-2001
box
23-28 Correspondence
box folder
213 20 Photographs
box folder
29 1-13 N-O, 1963-2003
P-R, 1964-1997
box folder
30 1-8 Correspondence
box folder
213 21 Rahn photographs
S, 1964-1996
box
31-32 Correspondence
box folder
213 22-23 Photographs, various
box folder
33 1-4 T, 1972-1992
box folder
34 1-4 U-V, 1970-1995
W-Z, 1970-2003
box folder
35 1-5 Correspondence
box folder
213 24 Photographs, various
box folder
35 6 Photocopies of selected museum correspondence, 1956-2002
Series I.D. Galleries, 1954-2005 5.42 Linear Feet (13 boxes)
Correspondence with Sam Francis' various dealers around the world, and with galleries that had reason to contact him, generally regarding sales. There are especially large multiple files from Martha Jackson Gallery (New York), Kornfeld Gallery (Bern), Delaive Gallery (Amsterdam), and Nanteshi Gallery (Tokyo). In addition to letters, some of the files contain inventory lists, sales receipts, invoices, and other documents that are also found in Series IV. Business files.
Arrangement
Arranged in alphbetical order by the name of the gallery, or by the last name of the gallerist, depending on how the gallery is commonly known.
box folder
36 1-14 A, 1970-2004
box folder
37 1-17 A-B, 1960-2001
box folder
38 1-19 C-E, 1961-2004
box folder
39 1-12 E-F, 1969-2005
box folder
40 1-22 G-I, 1969-2004
box folder
41 1-16 J-Ko, 1954-1997
box
42-43 Kornfeld Gallery, 1959-2002
box folder
43 4-7 Ko-Ku, 1988-2004
box folder
44 1-15 L-M, 1963-2002
box folder
45 1-9 M-N, 1980-2000
box folder
46 1-17 N-R, 1972-2004
box folder
47 1-18 S, 1970-2003
box folder
48 1-19 T-Z, 1960-2001
box folder
213 25-32 Photographs, circa 1960-2000
Including images from ACE, Delaive, Gray, Kornfeld, Minami, Proarta, Samuels, and Wirtz.
Series I.E. Collectors, 1960-2005 0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Letters from collectors of Sam Francis' work, including Robert Chen, Joseph Hirshhorn, Edwin Janss, and John Rouge.
Arrangement
Organized in alphabetical order by the collector's last name.
box folder
49 1-24 A-Z, 1960-2005
49 25 Requests for Sam Francis' signature, 1970-1990
Series II. Personal, 1916-2000 25.72 Linear Feet (44 boxes)
Included are photographs, video and film of Francis and his family. There are family papers, and a smattering of financial documentation. Of note is a video made by Mako Idemitsu, Francis' fourth wife, now a well-known video artist. Included also are some poetry and dream journals by Francis. Box 193 contains retricted material from 1950-1994 which will remain sealed until 2086.
Arrangement
Arranged in two subseries, one for Sam Francis and another for family and friends.
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.
box
50, 204* Writings, 1967-circa 1994
Including dream journals, poetry, reflections, and doodles.
box
51, 281*-282* Calendars, awards, lists, and miscellaneous, 1961-1991
box
52 Medical and financial, 1974-1994
box item
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)
box
53-55, 194*, 207*, 215 Portraits, 1941-1994
box
216-221 In studio, 1952-1990
flatfile
58** Portrait drawing of Sam by Walasse Ting, undated
box
193 Restricted material, 1950-1994
Sealed until 2086.
Series II.B. Family and friends, 1916-2000 10.22 Linear Feet (25 boxes)
Of note is a video made by Mako Idemitsu, Francis' fourth wife, now a well-known video artist.
Arrangement
Arranged in rough chronological order.
box
56 Samuel Augustus Francis (father), 1937-1947
Book manuscript about U.S. military strategy during World War II, by Sam Francis' father.
box
57 Virginia Francis (stepmother), 1952-1991
Including her journals, correspondence, photographs of Sam Francis Sr. in his youth, and assorted papers.
box
58 Margaret Smith, 1989-1994
Miscellaneous papers belonging to Francis' fifth wife, including insurance documents, receipts, and brochures about her art exhibitions.
Photographs, 1916-2000
box
59, 196*, 213 Family, 1916-1962
Including views of father, mother, stepmother, brother, and other close relatives.
box
60, 214 Wives and children, 1950-2000
Includes views of Vera Miller, Muriel Goodwin, Mako Idemitsu, Kayo Francis, Osamu Francis, Shingo Francis, Margaret Smith, and Augustus Francis.
box
61-64, 222-228, 283* Friends, 1952-1992
Including Kurt and Erika Blum, Jan Butterfield, John Cage, Bruce Connor, Patricia Faure, Nico Delaive, Martha Jackson, Shirley Jaffe, Ed Kienholz, Phillip and Paula Kirkeby, James Kirsch, Kiki Kogelnick, Ebehard Kornfeld, Carl Meier, and Liga Pang. Arranged in alphabetical order by the friends' last names, with a separate sequence for studio visits, and another for group shots with Sam and unidentified friends.
box
196 Portraits of artists, undated
box
196*, 229-231 Litho Shop staff, 1991
Audio visual, 1967-1994
box item
270 V1 Video of Osamu and Shingo by Mako Idemitsu Francis, 1967-1971
box item
274 F3-F5 Films of wives and children, 1970s
Including also a small Super 8 film of Osamo and Shingo, 1971, and trips to Disneyland and Nevada.
box item
272 V19-V20 Friends, circa 1970-1994
Including VHS tapes of Kornfeld's birthday and Ebi's birthday.
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.
box
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.
box
66 B-C, 1957-1990
Including Sinclair Beilis, Brancusi, Jacques Carrio, and Dennis Cooper.
box
67 C-D, 1973-1994
Including Alan Chadwick, Cid Corman, and Bruce Connor.
box
68 D-F, 1961-1997
Including Doug Davis, Les Ferris, Kathleen Fraser, and Michael Friedman.
box
69 F-G, 1981-1988
Including James Farwell and Amy Gerstler.
box
70 G, 1985-2000
Including Robert Gluck and Pierre Guyotat.
box
71 H-J, 1966-1988
Including Rebecca Horn, Pontus Hulten, Robert Irwin, Ed Janss and Arata Isozaki.
box
72 J-K, 1965-1989
Including Rachel Jacobs, Edith Jenkins, Hayao Kawai, and Fujiyo Koyama.
box
73 L-M, 1943-1991
C.A. Meier, Dean Metzger, and Mike Morrow.
box
74 M-S, 1959-1995
Including Yves Michaud, Nancy Mozur, Noguchi, Ooka, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Carolee Schneemann, Robert Shapazian.
box
75 Niki de Saint-Phalle, 1985-88
Regarding her book about AIDS, published by Lapis Press.
box
76 S-T, 1982-2000
Including Robert Thierron, James Turrell, Dorothea Tanning, and Michael Taylor.
box
77 Yasutaka Tsutsui, 1991-1995
Regarding his book The Fictives, published by Lapis Press.
box
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.
box
79-80 Memoranda and Minutes, 1986-1996
box
81-82 Contracts, 1985-1992
box
83 Gemini G.E.L., 1971-2002
box
84-85 Ledgers, 1975, 1979, 1989, 1991
box
86-90 Invoices, 1988-1998
box
91-92 Distributors, 1986-2000
box
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.
box
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.
box
99 First publication, 1983
box
100, 197*-198* Aphorisms, 1984
box
101 Saturated Blue, 1994-1996
box
102-103, 199*-200* Tablets, undated
box
104 One Cent Life, undated
box
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.
box
106 Black-and-white
box
232, 233 Color
box item
270 V6-V8 Video about Lapis Press AIDS book (The Today Show), 1987
Series IV. Business files, 1960-2008, undated 27.27 Linear Feet (60 boxes)
Files comprising virtually all projects that Francis was engaged in except for Lapis Press Projects and exhibitions. The Samuel Francis Estate files, including financial material and the catalog raisonnée, have been incorporated into this series.
Arrangement
Arranged in four subseries, and within each sub-series in rough chronological order.
Series IV.A. Projects, 1960-2004 7.09 Linear Feet (17 boxes)
Files about projects, often of a collaborative nature, generally involving other artists, writers, or institutions.
Arrangement
Arranged in rough chronological order.
box
108 circa 1960 - circa 1969
Including projects with Print Council of America, Tamarind Institute, and New Arts Society.
box
109 circa 1970 - circa 1979
Including projects with Single Wing Turquoise Bird, Venezuela Bienal, Michael Blackwood Films, Phillip Glass, and Weinstock Department Store.
box
110 Peter Seltz book project, 1974-1981
For Sam Francis, 1976
box
111 circa 1980 - circa 1984
Including projects with Welton Beckett, Vice President Mondale, Federal Reserve Bank, Olympics Los Angeles, and Art for Nuclear Freeze.
box
112 Manny Silverman Gallery, 1982-2002
box
113 circa 1985 - circa 1986
Including projects with Cathedrale de Nevers, Michel Waldberg, Yves Michaud, World Print Council, World Wilderness Council, and Daniel Papierski Print.
box
114 circa 1987 - circa 1989
Including projects with Bibliothèque Nationale, Artforum, Art Against Aids, and Petersburg Press.
box
115 circa 1990 - circa 1991
Including projects with Seoul Art Festival, American Indian Heritage Foundation, Art Music Barcelona, Nick Wilder, and Musee Nichido.
box
116, 170-171 Swatch project, 1992-1997
box
117 circa 1993
Including projects with Paul La Bell, George Wagner, Vorwerk Carpets, and wine labels.
box
118 circa 1994
Including projects with Graphique de France, Grafiska Verkstaden, Mendocino Art Center, Daco Verlag Monotype, and Mark Whitney.
box
119 circa 1995 - circa 1999
Including Clos Pegase Winery, Beverly Hills Public Library, Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Tracy Shiffman, and Jean Paul Riopelle.
box
107 Artist print projects, 1995-2002
Litho Shop print projects with artists including Marina Abramovich, Vija Celmins, Rebecca Horn, Anish Kapoor, Guillermo Kuitca, Ed Moses, Giuseppe Penone, Martin Puryear, David Reed, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Robert Therrien, and Christopher Wool.
box
120 Jeffrey Perkins video project, 2000-2004
For his 85 minute video, The Painter Sam Francis, 2008. Includes transcripts of some interviews he did for the film.
box folder
233 11-17 Slides and color prints from project files, undated
Series IV.B. Finances, 1966-2008 5 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Including assorted material to do with profits from Francis' art, including appraisals and auction sales, along with reports from business ventures, especially the wind farm.
Arrangement
Arranged by record type and in rough chronological order within each category.
box
121-124 Correspondence, circa 1966-circa 2004
Including memoranda, phone messages, emails, assorted correspondence and administrative documents roughly arranged in chronological order.
box
125 Appraisals, 1975-2008
box
126 Inventories, 1971-2004
box
127-128 Auction house reports, 1994-2002
box
129 Donations, 1996-2003
box
130 Publishers and printers, 1976-2008
Wind farm business, circa 1983-circa 1993
box
131 Papers
Photographs
box
132 Miscellaneous, 1970-2001
Series IV.C. Catalogue Raisonnée, circa 1960-2008 9.59 Linear Feet (23 boxes)
An incomplete collection of research and documents used in the preparation of Francis' Catalogue Raisonnée.
Arrangement
Arranged in two groupings, research and documents, and within each grouping in rough chronological order.
box
133-134 Research, 1992-2008
box
234-240, 285-298 Documents of etchings, screenprints, and lithographs, circa 1960- circa 1999
Series IV.D. Miscellaneous circa 1974-2008, undated 5.59 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Selected A/V material: circa 1974-2008, undated

Videotapes, audiotapes, computer files, and film, some unidentified, others regarding Francis. Unavailable for viewing or listening until reformatting is complete.
Arrangement
Materials are grouped by media type.
Videos about Sam Francis and his art, 1974-1999
Arrangement
Videos arranged chronologically.
box item
271 V9 Nico Delaive 1990
1 videocassette (VHS). Cassette notes: "Venice studio-- Sam and Ting painting ca. 1989-90."
271 V10 Nico Delaive 1990
1 videocassette (VHS). Cassette notes: "The Freddie" tape. "Bonn Parliament under construction-- August swimming-- dancing -- brief interview of Sam Francis."
271 V11 Nico Delaive 1990
1 videocassette (VHS). Cassette notes: "Palo Alto. Framing discussion."
271 V12 Nico Delaive 1990
1 videocassette (VHS). Cassette notes: "Exhibition in Amsterdam April 1990 c/o Galerie Delaive."
271 V13 Nico Delaive 1990
1 videocassette (VHS). Cassette notes: "Touring Pt. Reyes Ranch. First 10:00 min. only."
271 V18 Sam Francis New Prints, Long Fine Art New York, January 5-February 26. 1994
1 videocassette (VHS).
271 V15 Jeu de Paume, December 1995 1995
1 videocassette (VHS).
271 V16 Sam Francis: A Quick Look. Art/World Productions. 1999
1 videocassette (VHS).
271 V2, V4 Michael Blackwood Productions, Inc. undated
1 videocassette (PAL). Run time 53:00.
271 V3 Michael Blackwood Productions, Inc. undated
1 videocassette (VHS). Run time 52:40.
box item
272 V21 The Litho Shop. Sam Francis. undated
"Ashland Studio by Mark Whitney." 16mm pos. transfer, RT 2:30.
box item
273 V26 Unidentified Umatic videotape, undated
box item
272 V25 Video catalog of the Ohara museum of art, undated
box item
271 V14 Video documentary on Jean-Paul Riopelle, undated
box item
269 DVD1-DVD6 DVDs about Sam Francis and his art, 1999-2008
box item
274 F1, F2 Films about Sam Francis and his art, 1977, undated
274 F6-F15 Unidentified Super 8 films, undated
box item
268 R1, R3 Unidentified audio recordings, undated
box item
275 CM82 Lithograph shop digital files
1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series V. Jung Institute, 1929-1997, undated 3.34 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Material about Jungian philosophy and the Jung Institute, in which Francis was active for much of his adult life.
Arrangement
Assorted materials are arranged in chronological order, and articles are arranged in alphabetical order by the author's last name.
box
135-136 Assorted materials, 1973-1987
Including correspondence, fliers, membership rosters, journals and proposals.
box
137 Articles, A-K, 1929-1985
box folder
138 1-4 Articles by Hilde Kirsch, 1972-1975
box
138-140 Articles by James Kirsch, 1931-1986
box folder
196* 6 Photographic portrait of James Kirsch, undated
box
141 Articles, Kirst-Z, 1943-1988
box item
272 V17, V22-V24 Documentaries about Jung, 1983-1997
Series VI. Printed matter, 1950-2010 39.22 Linear Feet (23 boxes, 3 flat file drawers, 3 rolls)
This series offers a comprehensive collection of announcements, brochures, and posters about Francis' exhibitions, and also a selection of articles about his work.
Arrangement
Arranged in two subseries, and within those, in chronological order.
Series VI.A. Articles and reviews, 1951-2000 2.92 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
A comprehensive collection of reviews of Francis' art exhibitions.
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order.
box
142 1951-1989
box
143 1960-1969
box
144 1970-1973
box
145 1974-1979
box
146 1980-1984
box
147 1985-1989
box
148 1990-2000
Series VI.B. Announcements and brochures, 1950-2003, undated 36.3 Linear Feet (16 boxes, 3 flat file drawers, 3 rolls)
A comprehensive collection of announcements and brochures for Francis' solo and group shows.
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order.
Large binders prepared by estate, 1950-2010
box
149 1950-1983
box
150 1984-1992
box
151 1993-1999
box
152 2000-2010
box
153 Group shows, 1950-2010
Solo shows, 1950-2006
box
154 1950-1969
box
155 1970-1979
box
156 1980-1989
box
157 1990-1999
box
158 2000-2006, undated
Group shows, 1952-2003, undated
box
159 1952-1974
box
160 1975-1985
box
161 1986-2003, undated
box
162 Photocopies of brochures, circa 1970-circa 1994
box
163-164 Miscellaneous printed matter, circa 1970-circa 1994
flatfile
5**-20** Posters for museum and gallery exhibitions, 1961-2002
flatfile
54** Poster for Jeffrey Perkins film, 199?
roll
1** Banner for Chicago Art Expo, 1989
roll
2**-3** Posters, undated
Series VII. Artist files, circa 1960-2002, undated 13.87 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Works, including photographs, posters, and drawings, by artists whom Francis knew.
Arrangement
Arranged in alphabetical order by the artist's last name.
box
165 A-E, undated
box item
268 R2 Ron Cooper recording, 1977
item
DVD7 Artprice, 2009
box
166 F-L, undated
M-R, 1984-2002, undated
box
168 Correspondence
box item
267 C1 Yukio Mishima reading, 1989
box item
272 V18 Video, 1984
box item
269 DVD8 Salut, Riopelle! (DVD), 2002
S-Z, 2008, undated
box
168 Correspondence
item
DVD9 Martin Sosin, A celebration of the first amendment, 2008
box
210*-211* Assorted artwork, 1961-1981, undated
Including works by Kurt blum, Walasse Ting, Meibao Nee, Heinz Baumuller, Irving Grupp, Arthur Leslie, and Hisashi Otto. See also a poster of Jose Bueno's Water in flat file 52**.
box folder
196* 4, 7 Photographs by unidentified artists, undated
Including one of the trees at Pontus Hultén's residence.
box
241 Color prints, negatives and transparencies by assorted artists, circa 1960 - circa 2000
Including Vija Celmins, Pontus Hultén, Takako Idemitsu, Martin Puryear, Ed Ruscha, Niki de St. Phalle, and Sadamas Motonaga.
Series VIII. Artwork, 1955-2003, undated 82.74 Linear Feet (57 boxes, 4 flat file drawers, 4 triple oversize objects
Digital images of artwork (digital version available on-site only): 1997

Includes assorted artwork by Sam Francis, including prints, transparencies of paintings, etchings and lithographs, and exhibition installation shots. There are also various products Francis made, including scarves, ornaments, and puzzles, along with tools he used, such as brushes and printing plates.
Arrangement
Arranged in four subseries and in chronological order within each topical group when dates are known.
Series VIII.A. Works on paper, circa 1960-circa 1994 40.58 Linear Feet (11 boxes, 4 flat file drawers, 2 triple oversize objects)
Including ink drawings, watercolors, and prints.
Arrangement
Objects of like sizes and media are grouped together.
box
169, 182, 186, 191, 208* Prints and proofs, undated
box
183, 205*-206* Watercolors and drawings, undated
box
185 Japanese plans, undated
box
212* Collage, undated
flatfile
2** Large black ink drawings, undated
flatfile
53** Brush and ink drawings done with wife Muriel Goodwin, undated
flatfile
56** Large drawing of a face, undated
box
203* Pasadena box collophon, 1963
box
278*** Painting on board, undated
flatfile
21**-52** Proofs of prints, 1960-1994, undated
box
279*** Works on paper (5), undated
Series VIII.B. Photographs of artwork and exhibitions, circa 1955-2003 10.29 Linear Feet (27 boxes)
Assorted photography of Francis' work, and a selection of exhibition installation shots.
Arrangement
Arranged in rough chronological order.
box
241-242, 250-253 Transparencies of paintings, etchings and lithographs, circa 1955-circa 1965
box
244 Special projects, 1960-1984
box
245 Book project with Pontus Hultén, 1960-1987
box
246 California Box Project, 1963-1964
box
284* Color photographs of prints, undated
box
247, 254-246, 261 Exhibition and studio installations, 1957-1974
box folder
195* 1 Tokyo mural, 1957
box
261 Pasadena Art Museum, 1964
box
255 Studio, Santa Monica, 1966
box folder
195* 2 Sky painting, 1966
box
261 Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1969
261 Art Institute of Chicago, 1970
box
255 Studio, Tokyo, 1970-1971
box
261 The Zurich Gallery, 1970-1971
261 Andred Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1971
box
255 Studio, Paris, 1972
box
261 Stanford University Art Gallery, Palo Alto, 1972
261 Albright-Knox, Buffalo, New York, 1972
box
255 Studio, Santa Monica, 1972-1973
255 Studio, Bern, 1973
box
261 Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, 1973
261 Andre Emmerich, New York, 1973
261 Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, 1973
box
247 36 KAOs (Faces), Tokyo, 1973-1977
box
261 Minami Gallery, Tokyo, 1974
261 Louisiana Museum, Denmark, 1974
box
254 Studio, Tokyo, 1974
box
256 Studio, Tokyo, 1974
box item
275 CM1-CM81 Digital images of artwork 1997
Digital images of artwork (digital version available on-site only): 1997

73 computer discs (floppy disk) : 3 1/2 in. 3 computer discs (zip disk) : 3 1/2 in. 5 computer discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
box
248-249, 257-266, 195* Exhibition and studio installations, 1975-2003
Series VIII.C Products, undated 12.12 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Including products bearing Francis artwork.
Arrangement
Grouped according to like size and media.
box
172 Ornaments, undated
box
173, 209* Calendars, undated
box
174 Ornament buttons, undated
box
175 Scarves, undated
box
176 Clothing, undated
box
177 Umbrellas, undated
box
178-179 Postcards, undated
box
179 Pins and puzzles, undated
box
180 Wine labels, and logo, undated
box
181 Sketchbooks, undated
box
184 Billboard, undated
Series VIII.D Art materials, undated 19.75 Linear Feet (7 boxes, 2 triple oversize objects)
Including printing plates, brushes, and other tools.
Arrangement
Grouped according to like size and media.
box
187 Painting tools, undated
box
188-189 Limited edition plates, undated
box
190 Paintbrushes and clogs, undated
box
192, 201*-202* Etching plates
flatfile
1** Metal printing plates, undated
flatfile
3**-4** Notes on lithographs in progress, undated
box
277 A*** and B*** Transfer plates and test prints(4), undated
box
280*** Paint brushes, undated


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