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Robert Watts papers, 1883-1989 (bulk 1940-1988)

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Watts (Robert) papers

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Series I. Personal, 1889-1989 2 Linear Feet
Arranged in chronological order, within 4 subseries, personal material includes official documents such as birth and marriage certificates, diplomas, military records, and report cards, along with various versions of Watts' curriculum vitae. It also comprises papers regarding Watts' Iowa family background, including records of lineage, illness, and inheritance. There are transcripts of two interviews with Watts. Financial and legal papers, a portion of which are restricted, form the greater part of this series.
Series 1A. Biographical, 1923-1989 75 Linear Feet
Includes official documents, school materials, curriculum vitae.
box folder
1 1 Documents, 1923-1958 20 items
Birth certificate (2 copies), marriage certificate, Social Security card, certificate of Honorable Discharge, various other official papers of the U.S. Navy. [M- #25]
1 2 Clipping, 1927 1 item
Photocopy of clipping about Robert Watts at age four as director of the Bonaparte (Iowa) Booster Band, with photograph. [H-2#2]
1 3 School documents, 1938-1955 10 items
Honor Roll and Honor Society certificates from Dupont Manual Training High School in Louisville, Kentucky; initiation certificate from the Honorary Art Fraternity at Douglas College, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; report cards from Columbia University, New York. [M-1#24]
1 4 Engineering report, 1942 1 item
Watts' report for University of Louisville Engineering program on his summer employment at Henry Vogt Machine Co. Blueprint drawings moved to Flat file folder 1. [M-1#21]
1 5 Engineering drawings, undated 15 items
Assorted drawings. Blueprint drawings moved to Flat file folder 2. [M-1#20]
1 6 Identification cards, 1943-1981 6 items
Includes driver's license and U.S. Navy cards. [M-1#23]
1 7 List of art and art history courses, circa 1951 2 items
Courses Watts took at the Art Students' League, New York, and at Columbia University. [M-1#1]
1 8 Pamela Kraft's astrological chart, 1968 17 page(s)
Robert Watt's calculations and interpretations for girlfriend Pamela Kraft. [M-4#3]
1 9 Watts' astrological chart, 1969-1985 27 page(s)
Calculations and interpretations provided by an astrologer, with Watts' notes and drawings. Copy of Signpost to the Stars, a pamphlet by George Phillip. [M-1#25]
1 10 Watts' Interest Inventory Profile, circa 1974 1 item
Strong Campbell Interest Inventory Profile, a computer generated assessment of vocational interests. [PH#2]
1 11 Curriculum vitae, circa 1980 21 page(s)
[L-6#24]
1 12 Curriculum vitae, circa 1981 11 page(s)
Presented in categories of work experience. [L-6#24]
1 13 Jill Weinstein's astrological chart, 1985 2 items
Resume and chart. [M-4#4]
1 14 Watts' curriculum vita and statement, 1987 28 page(s)
[L-6#20]
1 15 Watts' curriculum vita and statement, 1987 25 page(s)
[L-6#23]
1 16 Who's Who in American Art entry, 1988 3 items
Letter and printed entry for Robert Watts, submitted for his approval. [PH#2]
1 17 Calendar, 1988 7 folded pages
Wall calendar for months April through December, with Watts' notes regarding his cancer treatments.
1 18 New York Times obituary for Watts, 1988 3 items
Photocopies. Original in Series IX. Serials.
1 19 Watts' bibliography, circa 1989 5 page(s)
Apparently extended after his death. [L-6#21]
1 20 List of Watts' collectors, undated 14 page(s)
[L-6#22]
Series 1B. Family history, circa 1889-1984 0.2 Linear Feet
Correspondence, clippings, and genealogies.
box folder
1 21 Watts family history, circa 1889 5 items
Clippings from local Iowa publication. [M-1#16]
1 22 Bonaparte Bee, 1902 1 item
Serial publication from Bonaparte, Iowa, Watts' family town. [L-6#27]
1 23 Letter from Watts in Navy to parents, 1945 1 item
[M-1#16]
1 24 Iowa letterhead and broadsides, circa 1950 10 items
[M-1#19]
1 25 Family genealogy, circa 1965 35 items
Typewritten and handwritten lists of family members, marriages, heirs, with one photograph and one funeral announcement. [M-1#16]
1 26 Family correspondence and clippings, 1970-1976 12 items
[M-1#16]
1 27 Family correspondence, 1987-1988 6 items
[M-1#16]
1 28 Family illness history, undated 13 items
[M-1#27]
1 29 Earl Watts, letter and drawings, undated 5 items
About measuring locomotive performance. [M-1#17]
1 30 Notice of inheritance, 1984 35 items
Will of Elsie Watts, Watts' sister, and other legal and financial papers regarding the inheritance of her estate. [M-1#18]
Series 1C. Interviews, 1978, 1981 0.05 Linear Feet
Transcripts of interviews with some accompanying materials.
box folder
1 31 Interview transcript, 1978 15 page(s)
Robert Watts interviewed by Michael Oren. [L-6#101]
1 32 Interview transcript, 1981 43 page(s)
George Maciunas interviewed by Larry Miller, with list of performances/events and brochure from The Kitchen, 1979.
Series 1D. Legal and financial, 1948-1988 1.5 Linear Feet
Financial and legal papers, especially regarding real estate holdings in New York, where Watts was one of the owners of the loft building at 141 Wooster that was Fluxhouse. He also owned a farm in Pennsylvania.
Boxes 3 and 4 SEALED; Box 2 SEALED pending further evaluation.
box folder
2 1 Veteran's Administration Life Insurance, 1948-1987 5 items
[B-1#9]
2 2 Eastman Kodak law suit, 1964 10 page(s)
Correspondence regarding Kodak's refusal to return three rolls of processed film due to its erotic content. [M-8#1]
2 3 DeMenil loan papers, 1970-1984 37 page(s)
Correspondence and loan papers regarding Adelaide de Menil's loan to Robert Watts and its repayment. [M-8#2]
2 4 Divorce papers, 1970-1975 29 page(s)
Correspondence and property settlement agreement regarding Watt's divorce from Virginia Watts. [M-8#12]
2 5 Pollution of Martins Creek, 1971 7 items
Notes and letter from Watts to a government engineer regarding pollution in the stream running through his farm in Pennsylvania. With clippings. [M-10#2]
2 6 Robbery, 1974-1979 24 items
Papers regarding the robbery of Watts' car and possessions in it and their eventual recovery. [M-8#11]
2 7 Internal Revenue Service dispute, 1974-1980 13 items
Correspondence and official papers regarding dispute over the amount Watts owed in taxes. [B-1#4]
2 8 Required sales tax reporting, 1974-1985 9 items
2 9 Floor plans and drawings, 1976 8 items
For Bangor, Pennsylvania farm house. [M-10#1]
2 10 State income tax dispute, 1977-1978 7 items
Correspondence regarding amount Watts owed in Pennsylvania state tax. [B-1#8]
2 11 Mastercard, 1982 1 letters
2 12 Social Security, 1983-1985 7 items
Papers regarding social security benefits. [B-1#6]
2 13 Satellite TV, 1987 3 page(s)
2 14 Food bills, 1988 3 items
2 15 Gun ammunition, undated 1 page(s)
box
3 141 Wooster Street, 1967-1983 22 Linear Feet
SEALED material regarding Watts' joint ownership of 141 Wooster, a loft building in the Soho district of Manhattan, otherwise known as Fluxhouse. Mortgages, leases, other legal documents, and correspondence regarding lawsuit. [B-1#s1-2; M-8#s3-5]
box
4 Billie Maciunus lawsuit, 1978-1986 8 file(s)
SEALED material regarding Robert Watts' lawsuit against Billlie Jeanette Maciunus, widow of Bob Maciunus. [B-1#3; M-8#s6-10]
Series II. Academic files, 1949-1988 1.5 Linear Feet
This series encompasses Watts' term papers and Master's thesis from Columbia, applications for grants and funding written while he was a professor at Rutgers, teaching files from Rutgers and University of California, Santa Cruz, and correspondence with administrators at Rutgers, which is SEALED.
Series IIA. Academic papers, 1949-1952 0.5 Linear Feet
Watts' term papers and Master's thesis for Columbia University on Ancient Art
box folder
5 1 The Shields of Australia, 1949 15 page(s)
5 2 Kwakiutl Bird Masks, 1950 19 page(s)
5 3 Alaskan Eskimo Masks, 1950 12 page(s)
5 4 New Guinea Drums, 1950 50 page(s)
With extensive illustrations drawn by Watts.
5 5 Masked Designs of Nazca, 1951 26 page(s)
With extensive illustrations and photographs.
5 6 Masks of the Alaskan Eskimo, 1951 70 page(s)
M.A. thesis with extensive illustrations drawn by Watts.
5 7-11 Ancient Art of Mexico, Part I - Part V, 1952
This five-part series was published in pamphlet form by Herbert E, Budek, Company, Inc., Hackensack, N.J.
5 7 Part I, 1952 6 page(s)
5 8 Part II, 1952 6 page(s)
5 9 Part III, 1952 6 page(s)
5 10 Part IV, 1952 5 page(s)
5 11 Part V, 1952 6 page(s)
Series IIB. Grant applications, 1961-1988 0.25 Linear Feet
Applications for funding from universities, art councils and other sources.
box folder
6 1 Research Council applications, 1961-1965 43 page(s)
Applications for funding that Watts made on a yearly basis to Rutgers University. Includes descriptions of prospective projects, projected costs, and correspondence. [M-1#6]
6 2 Proposal for University of California, Santa Cruz, 1967-1970 16 page(s)
Proposal to develop a multi-media program or institute. Includes intellectual justification and statements from Fluxus artists. [M-1#10]
6 3 Material accompanying the above proposal, 1967-1970 31 pp; 3 serials
Includes clippings, and a few E.A.T. bulletins [M-1#10]
6 4 Research Council applications, 1967-1980 28 page(s)
Description of projects with projected budgets. [M-1#6]
6 5 Research Council applications, 1970-1979 25 page(s)
Description of projects with projected budgets. [M-1#6]
6 6 Associated Council of the Arts, 1973 7 page(s)
Letter and summary of meeting Watts attended. [M-1#7]
6 7 Creative Arts Program Service application, 1975-1976 35 page(s)
Watts' project proposal, curriculum vita, correspondence, application forms, and various CAPS printed matter. [M-1#11]
6 8 National Endowment for the Arts (N.E.A.) application, 1976-1977 13 page(s)
Project description, correspondence, printed matter. [M-1#12]
6 9 Rutgers Instructional Development Grant, 1976-1980 14 page(s)
Correspondence and proposal for a grant to develop the Film and Mixed Media program. [M-1#18]
6 10 DAAD application, 1980-1981 4 page(s)
Grant to work in Berlin. [M-1#13]
6 11 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts application, 1980-1981
7 pages; brochure.
6 12 Rutgers Research Council Applications, 1980-1983 32 page(s)
[M-1#9]
6 13 Massachusetts Council of the Arts, 1985-1988
Brochures regarding funding. L-6#91
Series IIC. Teaching files, 1957-1987 0.5 Linear Feet
Material related to courses Watts taught, faculty appointments, and administrative wranglings. Most of this subseries is SEALED (Box 7).
box folder
6 14 Ancient Art of the Americas, 1957 circa 60 pages
Student paper submitted to Watts, with his comments on inside of cover.
6 15 University of California, Santa Cruz course, 1966-1967 circa 30 pages
Materials concerning the Art Seminar and Experimental Workshop Watts taught, with detailed list of course requirements and some student work. [M-1#5]
6 16 University of California, Santa Cruz Experimental Workshop, 1969 18 items
Letters, clippings and posters. [M-1#4]
6 17 Rutgers University appointment letters, 1952-1978 14 page(s)
[M-1#2]
6 18 Retirement and emeritus letters, 1984 2 page(s)
Letters from Rutgers accepting Watts' retirement and assigning him emeritus status. [M-1#3]
6 19 Larry Miller recommendation, 1987 1 page(s)
box
7 Correspondence between Watts and Rutgers administrators, 1969-1980
SEALED. Five files of correspondence.
Series III. Correspondence, 1960-1988 1.5 Linear Feet
Much of the professional correspondence is between Watts and various galleries. Some of it regards the purchase, lending or transport of his art, but in other cases includes a detailed description, explanation, or photography of one or more pieces. Personal correspondence includes mainly letters from girlfriends or artist friends. Arranged chronologically within subseries.
Series IIIA. Professional correspondence, 1960-1988 1 Linear Feet
Letters from dealers, curators, collectors, and publishers, with a copy of Watts' replies occasionally included.
box folder
8 1 Price list for Grand Central show, 1960-1961 5 page(s)
[L-6#64]
8 2 Yam festival materials, 1962-1963 38 page(s)
Photocopies of letters, diagrams, programs, supply lists, and various other materials about Yam Lecture, Oakland, California. [L-6#71]
8 3 Bianchini Supermarket Show, 1963
Price list.
8 4 Lawrence Alloway, 1963-1964 4 page(s)
Alloway, then curator of the Guggenheim, inviting Watts and Brecht to create recital-entertainment. [L-6#76]
8 5 Loan agreements, 1963-1970 10 page(s)
Loan forms, moving receipts, price notes. [ L-6#119]
8 6 Phillip Bruno, 1964
8 7 Francesco Conz, 1964-1979 circa 30 pages
Drawings and photocopies of drawings in Series IV. Work files. [L-6#38\
8 8 Sale of stamps, 1964-1986 11 pages, 1 blank booklet
Letters requesting purchase of Watts' stamps. [ L-6#113]
8 9 Ken Friedman, 1967 1 page(s)
[L-6#76]
8 10 New York City Police Department, 1967 1 page(s)
Letter from NYPD, responding to Watts' protest over indecency charges brought against Fluxus performers. [L-6#76]
8 11 Rolfe Ricke, 1970-1973 44 page(s)
Letters from Gallerist Rolfe Ricke and Watts' lawyer, Harry Ostrov, regarding Watts' lawsuit to retrieve payment due him. [M-3#1]
8 12 Loan agreements, 1970-1975 circa 30 pages
[L-6#119]
8 13 archiv sohm, 1970-1984 7 page(s)
L-7#76
8 14 Electric Gallery, 1971-1979 circa 31 items
Correspondence with dealer Sam Markle, receipts, price lists, gallery brochure, other printed matter. [L-6#56]
8 15 National Committee for John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1972 12 page(s)
Letters protesting the deportation of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. [L-7#76]
8 16 David Mayor, 1972-1973 5 page(s)
Letters from the Associate Director of Fluxshoe. [L-7#76]
8 17 Galerie Baecker, 1972-1977 6 page(s)
[M-3#2]
8 18 Werner Gallery, 1974 12 page(s)
Watts' proposal for a flammable book. [L-6#118]
8 19 Werner Gallery, 1974 25 items
One drawing and 24 photographs sent to accompany the book proposal. [L-6#118]
8 20 Werner Gallery, 1974 20 items
Photographs (copy prints) to accompany book proposal. [L-6#118]
8 21 Multhipla, 1974-1987 20 items
Letters, drawings, scores, price lists. [L-6#97]
8 22 MERC studio application, 1975 5 page(s)
[L-6#92]
8 23 Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1975 4 page(s)
[L-6#121]
8 24 Electronic Arts Intermix, 1975 1 page(s)
8 25 Language and Structure, 1975 1 page(s)
8 26 Cyril Clemins, 1975 1 page(s)
8 27 Jean Brown, 1975-1986 5 page(s)
Letters about Watts material in the collection. See also Box 61, f. 6 [L-6#121]
8 28 How We Met, 1975 5 page(s)
Letters regarding Watts' submission to the journal. [L-6#121]
8 29 Lia Rumma, 1975-1976 5 page(s)
Regarding Watts exhibition for Studio d'Arte.
8 30 University of California, Berkeley, 1976 2 page(s)
8 31 ZBS Foundation, 1976
[L-6#121]
8 32 Art Metropole, 1976 1 page(s)
8 33 Carl Solway, 1976 2 page(s)
8 34 Germano Celant, 1976
8 35 Franklin Furnace, 1976-1987
8 36 Committee on Film and T.V., 1976
[L-6#121]
8 37 Oakland Museum, 1976 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
8 38 Heiner Friedrich, 1976 1 page(s)
8 39 Rene Block Gallery, 1976 7 page(s)
Press release for New light on Africa. [L-6#100]
8 40 E. S. Marvin, 1976 1 item
box folder
9 1 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976-1977
Letters from Maurice Tuchman regarding Watts' inclusion in an exhibition. [L-6#121]
9 2 Backworks, 1976-1978 6 page(s)
Letters from Barbara Moore regarding early work by Watts. [M-3#5]
9 3 Harry Ruhé, 1976-1980 4 page(s)
Correspondence regarding a Fluxus book. [L-6#121]
9 4 Loan Agreements, 1976-1981 circa 30 pages
[L-6#119]
9 5 Studio Morra, 1976-1983 29 page(s)
Correspondence arranging performances and exhibitions, including scores and drawings. [L-6#94] See also Work Files.
9 6 Rudi Stern, 1977 1 page(s)
9 7 Improbable Furniture, 1977 3 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 8 Artists' Stamps, 1977 3 page(s)
Letters from Al Souza. [L-6#121]
9 9 Reinhard Pods, 1977 3 page(s)
Letters regarding Pod's possible visiting faculty appointment at Rutgers. [L-6#121]
9 10 Running dog press, 1977 2 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 11 Hermann Braun, 1977 3 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 12 Unidentified, 1977 1 page(s)
9 13 Fellus gallery, 1977-1978 22 page(s)
Letters, drawings, silver paper, gallery ephemera. [M-3#4]
9 14 Walker Art Center, 1978 1 page(s)
9 15 Out-Off, 1978 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 16 Carlo Bertocci, 1978 1 page(s)
[L-6#1210]
9 17 Pari-Dispari, 1978-1981 25 page(s)
Letters, writings, postcards. [L-6#104]
9 18 Den danske Radeerforening, 1979 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 19 Galerie La Gravure, 1979 2 page(s)
Letters regarding group show. [L-6#121]
9 20 Collectors, 1979-1980 4 page(s)
[L-6 #121]
9 21 Lightworks, 1979 3 page(s)
Regarding fluxus issue of the serial. [L-6#121]
9 22 LAICA, 1979 2 page(s)
Regarding Watt's clothing pieces.
9 23 John Armleder, 1979-1980 4 page(s)
9 24 Academie der Kunst, 1979-1980 3 page(s)
[M-3#3]
9 25 Musée d'Art Moderne, 1980 1 page(s)
9 26 University of California, Santa Cruz, 1980 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 27 Richard Kostelanetz, 1980 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 28 Interart, 1980 3 page(s)
Arrangements for Fluxus Buffet des Chefs
9 29 TLF, 1980 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 30 Unidentified, 1980 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 31 Harborfront, 1980-1981 20 page(s)
L-6#121
9 32 RoseLee Goldberg's CV, circa 1980 2 page(s)
[L-6#14]
9 33 Factotum-Art, 1980-1981 6 page(s)
[L-6#112]
9 34 Archive Small Press and Communication, 1981 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 35 Chair Foundation, 1981 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 36 Boston Performance Artists, 1981
[L-6#121]
9 37 Soundings, 1981 1 page(s)
9 38 Muhlenberg College, 1981 2 page(s)
9 39 Betsy Magnuson Lee, 1981 2 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 40 Michael Oren, 1982 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 41 Holtzman & Silverman, 1982 32 page(s)
Price lists and correspondence regarding purchase of Watts pieces. [L-6#66]
9 42 Art-Hats, 1982-1983 11 page(s)
Correspondence regarding Watts' submission to the exhibition, a hat cake.
9 43 Francesco Conz, 1982-1987 5 page(s)
Notes, sketches and pieces. [L-6 #41]
9 44 Francesco Conz, 1982-1988 20 page(s)
Correspondence about editions of Watts' work that Conz is producing. [L-6#36]
9 45 Holtzman & Silverman, 1983 12 pages, 1 photo
Price lists and correspondence regarding purchase of Watts pieces.
9 46 Holtzman & Silverman, 1984 2 page(s)
[L-6#66]
9 47 National Endowment for the Arts, 1984 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 48 Lloyd Landa, 1984 1 page(s)
9 49 Whitney Museum, 1984-1985 9 page(s)
Letters regarding the Blam! exhibition. [L-6#121]
9 50 René Block, 1984 1 page(s)
[L-6#25]
9 51 Francesco Conz, 1984-1987 15 page(s)
Letters, drawings, price lists. See also Work files. [L6#40]; [L-6#35 ]
9 52 Sid Sachs, 1984-1988 2 page(s)
9 53 Marianne Beck, 1985 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 54 Frankfurter Kunsthalle, 1985 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 55 Jon Hendricks, 1985 3 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 56 Artstamps, 1986 3 page(s)
[L-6#19]
9 57 Iowa Arts Council, 1986 circa 30 pages
Correspondence, loan agreement, receipts. [L-6#83]
9 58 ICA Boston, 1986 10 page(s)
Letter and loan agreements.
9 59 Hermann Braun, 1986 5 page(s)
9 60 Francesco Conz, 1986 5 page(s)
[L-6#39]
9 61 Danae, 1986-1987 3 pages and 1 catalog
9 62 Museum Ludwig, 1987 2 page(s)
L-6#121
9 63 New York Art Review, 1987 2 items
[L-6#121]
9 64 Allan Kaprow, 1987 2 page(s)
[L-6#19]
9 65 Tone Deaf Music, 1987 1 page(s)
9 66 Artpool, 1987 1 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 67 Museum Weddell, 1987 5 page(s)
[L-6#121]
9 68 White Walls, 1987 1 page(s)
9 69 Michael Conz, 1987 3 page(s)
Letters regarding Watts book. [L-6#37]
9 70 Rutgers Exhibition request, 1988 3 page(s)
[L-6#18]
9 71 Custom Frame Design, 1988 3 page(s)
[L-6#19]
9 72 Harlekin Art, 1988
[M-3#8]
9 73 Emily Harvey Gallery, 1988 1 item
[L-6#121]
Series IIIB. Personal correspondence, 1968-1988 0.5 Linear Feet
Including photocopies of letters from Fluxus associates and numerous postcards from friends.
box folder
10 1 Correspondence, 1968-1971 10 page(s)
[M-3#7]
10 2 Personal ads, 1969 5 pages and 2 photographs
[M-3#10]
10 3 Postcards from friends, 1969-1973 22 card(s)
[L-1#2]
10 4 George Brecht, circa 1969-1970 10 page(s)
Photocopies of letters regarding personal matters and professional collaborations. [PH#1]
10 5 George Brecht, 1973-1982 30 page(s)
Photocopies of postcard messages, a telegram and a letter. [L-6#84]
10 6 George Maciunas, 1974-1979 9 page(s)
Photocopies of letters regarding personal and art matters.
10 7 Postcards from friends, circa 1974-1979 18 card(s)
[L-1#1]
10 8 Mississippi River photo with message, 1976 1 item
10 9 Correspondence, 1978-1982 10 page(s)
From Dick Higgins, Emmett Williams, and others. [M-3#6]
10 10 Postcards from friends, circa 1980-1985 27 card(s)
[L-1#1]
10 11 Melanie Hedlund, 1983 3 items
10 12 Correspondence, 1983-1986 21 pages and 1 artist's book
Birthday cards, letters from Takako, Emmett Williams, and others.
10 13 Postcards from friends, 1986-1988 15 card(s)
[L-1#2]
10 14 Correspondence, 1987 13 page(s)
Letter from Dick Higgins, Ely Raman, Valerie __? Valentine cards, and other items. [M-3#9]
10 15 Correspondence, 1988 6 items
Letters and cards acknowledging Watts' fatal illness, including one from his mother. [ M-3#11]
10 16 Mailing list, undated 7 page(s)
Names and addresses of friends and associates. [L-6#17]
10 17 Photocopied correspondence, undated 20 page(s)
Assorted letters, some of which are cataloged above. [L-6#76]
Series IV. Work files, 1939-1988 5.5 Linear Feet
This series includes drawings, scores, and what Watts called "work idea" files, photocopies of photographs of completed work, and source materials such as postcards, clippings and brochures. Arranged chronologically.
box folder
11 1 Cartoons, 1939 5 items
Printed cartoons signed by Watts. [M-6#12]
11 2 Letterhead, circa 1940 4 page(s)
Designed letterhead for an engineering company in which Watts and his father were partners. [L-6#117]
11 3 Etchings, 1949 6 items
Small etchings by Watts, including a self-portrait. [M-6#13]
11 4 Australian Aboriginal Bark Painting, 1958 2 page(s)
Description written by Robert Watts. [L-6#89]
11 5 Project in Multiple Dimensions, 1957-1959, 14 page(s)
Proposal by Allan Kaprow, Watts and George Brecht for a multi-media experimental project. [L-6#98]
11 6 The Magic Kazoo, 1960 circa 50 pages
Handwritten, typed and mimeographed versions of the score, with a chart and casting list. [L-6#88]
11 7 Photocopies of "Multiple Dimensions" and "Magic Kazoo"
11 8 Stamps, 1961-1962 3 Sheets
Watt's designed stamps.
11 9 Etchings, 1962 2 items
Watts' dollar bill and flag etchings. [M-6#14]
11 10 Project proposal, circa 1962 5 page(s)
Proposal for an institute of experimental art. [L-6#89]
11 11 Cascade, 1962 21 page(s)
Sketches (story boards) for film. [L-6#96]
11 12 Cascade, 1962 18 page(s)
Shooting script and list of props for film. [L-6#96]
11 13 Blink Letterhead, circa 1963 1 page(s)
[L-6#115]
11 14 Yam Lecture, 1963 11 page(s)
Photocopies of cards used as audience instruction. [L-6#120]
11 15 Drawings, 1964 2 items
Outline drawings of a gun and two lambchops. [M-6#15]
11 16 Pop copyright project, 1964 11 page(s)
Materials regarding Watts' project to copyright the words "Pop Art." [ L-6#108]
11 17 Essay for Times Literary Supplement, 1964 6 page(s)
About event-pieces, including a mailbox event. [L-6#89]
11 18 Assorted ephemera, 1964-1981 12 items
Business cards, anouncements and other ephemera designed by or for Watts. [L-6#80]
11 19 Flux Kits, circa 1965 3 page(s)
Drawing, list and price list, labelled for Silverman. L-6#67
11 20 Watermelon Objects, circa 1965 5 page(s)
Drawings. [L-6#63]
11 21 Bubble Gum Show, 1965 27 page(s)
Correspondence, drawings, descriptions, budget. [L-6#32]
11 22 Hands, 1965-1966 5 page(s)
Outlines of hands. See also Flat file folder 8.
11 23-26 Drawings and project plans, 1965-1966
For various household objects and furniture. [H-2#17]
11 23 20 pages
11 24 12 pages
11 25 circa 12 pages
11 26 13 items
11 27 Neon signs, circa 1966 3 page(s)
Color photocopies of photographs. [H-2#13]
11 28 Watts movie book, ca. 1967 1 notebook(s)
Containing drawings and shooting scripts used in Watts' film projects. [M-6#9]
11 29 Implosions letterhead, circa 1967 1 page(s)
[L-6#116]
11 30 Mad Tea Party, 1967 13 page(s)
Loose pages of drawings, schemas, and other plans for The Mad Tea Party film. [M-6#9]
11 31 Tatoos, 1967 2 page(s)
Sheets with various tatoos on adhesive backing, produced by Implosions, Inc.
11 32 Sketches and project plans, 1967-1968 9 page(s)
Idea of an aural-visual environment described in letter to Maurice Tuchman, drawing and specs for Hot Air Balloons, dioramas, buttons, furniture, and other ideas.
11 33 Balloons and kites, circa 1968 1 page(s)
Drawing.
11 34 The New Knee Action Wheels, 1969 circa 30 page(s)
Photocopy of a scrapbook piece (?) Watts made about his life. [L-6#43]
11 35 Sunrise-Sunset-Sunrise Event, 1969 8 page(s)
Proposal for San Francisco Art Institute environment, with drawings, specs, budget.
box folder
12 1 Automation House, 1970 7 page(s)
Description and drawings. [M-2#2]
12 2 Drawings and project plans (1 of 2 files), 1970-1971 18 page(s)
For pieces such as Birthday Box, Black Wig Mop, Weather Map Body. [H-2#15]
12 3 Drawings and project plans (2 of 2 files), 1970-1971 22 page(s)
For pieces such as Water Level Indicator and Happy House. [H-2#15]
12 4 Encyclopedia Britannica articles, circa 1960 9 page(s)
Offprints of two Britannica articles, found in above work file. "Gurdjieff's Philosophical System," and "The Capture and Salvage of the German Submarine U-505." [H-2#15]
12 5 Declaration of Independence Stationary, circa 1970 2 page(s)
Examples of the stationary Watts designed with the founding fathers' signatures covering the pages. [L-6#114]
12 6 Fur Family, 1971 26 page(s)
Advertisement for Fur Family participants, flyer, notes, responses to the ad. [M-2#3]
12 7 Water Event (for Yoko), 1971 4 page(s)
12 8 Phono Records, 1972 1 page(s)
Description of a series of pieces. [M-6#10]
12 9 Film work notes, 1972-1973
Notebook with sketches and shooting script fragments, mainly concerning Cloud Music. [M-6#10]
12 10 Film work notes, 1972-1973 4 page(s)
Loose pages from above notebook. [M-6#10]
12 11 Sketches and project plans, 1973 15 page(s)
For pieces such as Wagon Reflector and Nipple Line. [H-2#14]
12 12 Sketches and project plans, 1973 20 page(s)
For pieces such as Clear Hamburger and Box of Baseballs. Includes photocopies of article on lenses. [H-2#14]
12 13 Laminations, 1973 18 page(s)
Original clippings used in lamination project. [L-6#84]
12 14 Laminations, circa 1973 7 pages; 6 laminations
[M-6#1]
12 15 Piece for Ken Friedman, 1972 1 item
12 16 Cloud Music, 1973-1980 23 page(s)
Letters from Bob Diamond discussing the circuitry system for the piece, drawings, scores.
12 17 Cloud Music, 1973-1980 19 page(s)
Letters to dealers, press releases, clippings. [L-6#33]
12 18 Fluxyear/Gemini/74, 1974 15 page(s)
Watts' description of piece, score, drawings, supply lists. [L-6#72]
12 19 Sketches and project plans, 1975-1976 7 page(s)
[H-2#13]
12 20 Sketches and project plans, 1975-1976 6 page(s)
For pieces such as the Rolex Project and Glass Table, with brochure of rules for entering the Rolex contest, and xeroxed photographs of Watts' neon signs. [H-2#13]
12 21 Rolex Project, 1975-1976 14 page(s)
Brochure of rules for entering the Rolex contest, drawings, letters. [H-2#13]
12 22 Neon Pieces, circa 1975 11 page(s)
Drawings, some with color felt pen, of the rainbow sculpture and other pieces. [L-6#99]
12 23 Image list, circa 1975 1 page(s)
List of titles. [MD#1]
12 24 Lamb Chop Table, 1977 2 page(s)
Drawings with measurements and other specs. [L-6#85]
12 25 FBI Stamp issue , 1977 5 sheets clippings; 7 pages
Mug shots from FBI posters, drawings. L-6#57
12 26 The Original Cosmic Credit Card, 1977 5 page(s)
[H-2#12]
12 27 Sketches and project plans, 1977 10 page(s)
For garden pieces. [H-2#12]
12 28 Sketches and project plans, 1978 8 page(s)
For pieces such as Telephone Fuck Up and Space Artifacts. [H-2#11]
12 29 Olmes Carretti project drawings, 1978 11 page(s)
Architectural sketches for the garden Watts designed for the Carretti residence. See also Flat file folders.
12 30 FluxYear/Gemini II, 1978 6 page(s)
Score and drawings for Moon Trace.
12 31 Catalog of Florentine statues keyed to Fluxus artists, 1979 Catalog and 3 pages
Including list of artists' names with catalog numbers. [L-6#44]
12 32 Shoot In, 1979 3 page(s)
Score and announcement for event. [H-2#10]
12 33 Sketches and project Plans, 1979 6 page(s)
For pieces such as Random Braille Audio Piano. [H-2#10]
box folder
13 1 George Maciunas memories, 1980 5 page(s)
Anecdotes from Watts' friendship with Maciunas. [L-6#89]
13 2 Sketches and project plans, 1980 13 page(s)
For pieces such as Cosmic Rays and History of the House. [H-2#9]
13 3 Silverman cartoon, 1981 5 page(s)
Chicago Tribune cartoon with caption Watts added. [L-6#79]
13 4 Sketches and project plans, 1981-1982 23 page(s)
Includes clippings.
13 5 Graphics for Fluxus book, circa 1982 4 items
Printed matter, including Fluxclinic record of features and feats.
13 6 Topaz, 1982 4 page(s)
Short story Watts submitted to Walter Koenig for publication, with letters. [L-6#29]
13 7 Materials for book, circa 1982 42 page(s)
Notes, timeline of projects, outline, lists of photographs, clippings.
13 8 Drawings and project plans, 1983 6 pages and 5 magazines
Including Projects for Pamela and Science News from 1983. [H-2#6]
13 9 Herman cartoon, undated 1 item
With caption "This should hold it," used as a title for Watts piece. [L-6#78]
13 10 International Benign Missile Games, 1983 12 page(s)
Description of piece, printed matter, clippings. L-6#53
13 11 The Oraculum, 1983 10 page(s)
Score, description, printed book pages used to create piece.
See also Series X. for CD version. [L-6#102]
13 12 Drawings and project plans, 1984 11 page(s)
For Mouse Piece and other possible pieces. [H-2#5]
13 13 Letter to President Reagan, 1984 2 page(s)
Watts' nuclear disarmament proposal, copied to eight newspapers. [L-2#5]
13 14 Drawings and project plans, 1985 9 page(s)
For pieces such as The Mountain that withdrew from the Trees. [L-6#1]
13 15 Drawings and project plans, 1985 3 page(s)
For pieces such as Pop-Up Picnic and Fabric with Burns. [L-6#1]
13 16 Bicentennial Stationary distribution, 1987 24 pages and brochure
Watts' letters to the Bicentennial Commission offering his Declaration of Independence stationary as a contribution to the bicenntennial year; notes and figure lists regarding distribution costs; paper products brochure. [L-6#16]
13 17 Flux Med, 1987 1 book(s)
Book of Watts' medical graphics, published by Joan Guaita, Madrid. [L-6#46]
13 18 MED, 1971 1 book(s)
Book of 19th century French medical engravings, published in 1971, basis of Watts' FluxMed. [L-6#49]
13 19 Photocopies of Fluxmed collages, circa 1987 16 page(s)
[L-6#46]
13 20 Fluxmed images used for screens, 1987 18 page(s)
[L-6#51]
13 21 Fluxmed photocopies not used for screens, circa 1987 13 page(s)
[L-6#52]
13 22-23 Photocopies of Fluxmed book pages, circa 1987 34 page(s)
[L-6#47]; [L-6#50]
13 24 Fire-fly layout, undated 9 items
Two strips of thin board with firefly drawings pasted on; two photocopies. [L-6#59]
13 25 Fluxus signatures, undated
[L-6#61]
13 26 The Adventures of Dobie Braun, undated circa 40 page(s)
Movie treatment with story boards. [L-6#95]
13 27 Draft of ad for space needed for piece, undated 2 page(s)
[M-2#5]
13 28 Exhibition wall text, undated 2 page(s)
13 29 Drawings and project plans, undated 9 page(s)
For Bob Lenox? [L-6#86]
13 30 Notes, undated 18 page(s)
Word play. [L-6#86]
13 31 Apron and T-shirt designs, undated 4 page(s)
[M-6#8]
13 32 Notes in Duchamp catalog, undated 6 page(s)
[XT#1]
13 33 Yam Lecture cards, undated 4 cards, 7 pages
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14 Photocopies of photographs of work, events, installations
14 1 Photocopies of sculpture, 1956-1958 2 page(s)
14 2 Photocopies of sculpture, assemblage, objects, 1957-1960 5 page(s)
14 3 Photocopies of objects and Environments, 1961-1962 10 page(s)
14 4 Photocopies of Yam festival, 1963 8 page(s)
14 5 Photocopies of Chrome objects, 1963-1964 9 page(s)
14 6 Photocopies of Bianchini show objects, 1965-1966 11 page(s)
14 7 Photocopies of Experimental workshop, 1966-68 7 page(s)
14 8 Photocopies of University of California, Santa Cruz Workshop, 1968-1969 11 page(s)
14 9 Photocopies of Earth Day, 1970 5 page(s)
14 10 Photocopies of Implosions products, 1967-68 5 page(s)
14 11 Photocopies of various, 1970-1979 12 page(s)
box folder
15 1-21 Materials collected and/or used for pieces
15 1 U.S. Treasury Department Law and Regulations, 1961 4 page(s)
Regarding reproductions of paper money. [M-8#13]
15 2 Wanted by FBI posters, 1963 30 items
Mug shots, thumb prints and descriptions of criminals, with one page advertisement for jail equipment. [M-6#5]
15 3 Folk Concepts of Outer Space, 1981 12 postcards
Photographs by Douglas Curran. [L-1#7]
15 4 Postcards by artists, 1985 4 postcards
[L-1#8]
15 5 Call slips for the New York Public Library, undated 20 items
Titles/authors of books about plants. [L-1#10]
15 6 Banana tree bark from Mexico, undated 2 items
[L-6#13]
15 7 Flash paper, undated 7 items
Samples of highly flammable paper, with estimates of cost to make Watts' Flash and Dissolve Books. [M-6#4]
15 8 Iowa postcards, undated 10 items
15 9 Vintage postcards, 1906-19--? 6 items
5 postcards and one small clipping.
15 10 Postcards of New England, undated 16 items
[L-1#5]
15 11 Postcards of the West, undated 8 items
[L-1#5]
15 12 Postcards of Taormina, undated 17 items
Connected cards forming an accordion style book. [L-16]
15 13 Postcards of Europe, undated 21 items
[L-1#6]
15 14 Callslips and index cards, undated 30 items
Titles/authors of books about plants, the occult, parapsychology. [M-6#3]
15 15 Clippings and playing cards featuring nude women, undated 6 items
[L-6#109]
15 16-17 Cartoons, undated 32 items
Clipped from newspapers and magazines. [L-6#9]
15 18 Vintage U.S. Currency, undated 5 items
A ten cent bill, two twenty-five cent bills, 2 two dollar bills. [M-7#4]
15 19 Philips' Planisphere, 1980 1 item
Device showing the principle stars visible for every hour in the year.
15 20 U.S. Navy Signal Chart, undated 2 items
A mechanical signal aid and information chart teaching the meaning of flags, ship lighting signals, morse code, insignias, etc. [BG#1]
15 21 U.S. Naval Academy Directory, undated 4 page(s)
[BG#1]
box folder
16 1-25 Clippings (source material) and collage elements
16 1 Paul Wingert, "Coast Salish Painting," 1949 2 items
Offprint of article and 1 page handwritten notes.
16 2 Miscellaneous items found in clippings, 1967, undated 7 items
[L-6#6]
16 3 Clippings, 1975-1976 14 items
Including articles about bombings in Italy, an article about a missile tracking station, and one about gun advocates. [L-6#6]; [H-2#13]
16 4 Clippings, 1980-1984 17 items
About military actions, cartoons. [L-6#6]
16 5 Clippings, 1980-1984 17 items
Moved B. Fuller obituary to oversize box. [L-6#6]
16 6 Clippings, 1987 16 items
[L-6#6]
16 7 Clippings, undated 27 items
Including many cartoons. [L-6#6]
16 8 Clippings, undated 21 items
[L-6#6]
16 9 Clippings - "Relaxing," undated 31 items
[L-6#7]
16 10 Clippings - Violence, undated 29 items
[L-6#7]
16 11 Clippings - Nudes, undated 29 items
[L-6#5]
16 12-13 Clippings about Science, Space, Flight, undated circa 45 items
[L-6#10]
16 14 Clippings about art, undated 10 items
[L-6#11]
16 15 Collage materials, undated
Including vintage photographs of Saratoga; a monster calendar. [M-6#5]
16 16 Clippings of ships, undated 12 items
[M-6#5]
16 17 Clippings from references books and serials, undated
Moved three issues of Youth's Companion to oversize box. [M-6#7]
16 18 Assorted clippings and labels, undated 15 items
Some cut as if for collage. [M-6#7]
16 19 Clippings of headlines or words from serials, undated circa 50 items
[L-6#8]
16 20-21 Clippings of words and cartoons, undated circa 60 items
[L-6#8]
16 22 Clippings of Marilyn Monroe, undated 4 items
16 23 Renaissance food festival article, undated 4 page(s)
[M-7#1]
16 24 Media portraits, undated 12 items
Including Patty Hearst and Marissa Berenson. [L-6#7]
16 25 Photocopies of clippings, undated 8 items
box folder
17 1-11 Brochures and instruction manuals, 1960-1976
17 1 Toy Balloon Company, circa 1960 9 items
Product descriptions, price lists, with mimeograph of Watts' hot air balloon piece. [M-7#2]
17 2 Formatt brochure, 1962 1 item
Adhesive letters, numbers and symbols. [M-7#7]
17 3 Printing process brochures, 1963-1966 19 items
Descritions of products such as Day-Glo silkscreen, rubber stamps, and photographstats. [M-7#5]
17 4 Varivue animations, 1964-1967 11 varivue chips and 6 pages
Letters, product information, samples. [M-7#8]
17 5 Plastic Box brochures, 1966, undated 6 items
Brochures and catalogs of plexiglass boxes. [M-7#12]
17 6 Dry transfer lettering brochures, 1967 8 items
Including samples. [M-7#6]
17 7-8 Firearms brochures, 1970-1988 circa 50 items
[M-10#6]
17 9 Kaibabs shoe advertisements, 1971 11 page(s)
[M-9#6]
17 10 Garden materials, 1973-1983 16 items
Including the Gardener's Handbook brochure, seed catalogs, lists of flowers in Watts' handwriting. [M-10#4]
17 11 Artpark materials, 1974-1976 4 items
Including press release, brochure, newspaper articles. [M-9#1]
box folder
18 1-22 Brochures and manuals, 1977-1987
18 1 Boat and nautical instrument brochures, circa 1977 4 items
18 2 Health materials, 1977 5 items
Including pamphlets on hypoglycemia and nicotine withdrawal, with notes in Watts' handwriting. [M-9#5]
18 3 PlanTalker materials, 1977 3 items
Plant listening electronic device brochures and order form. [M-6#2]
18 4 Small press brochures, 1978-1980 6 items
Brochures and catalogs advertising books and prints by Fluxus artists and others in that vein. [L-6#26]
18 5 Sailing manual, 1978 1 item and 2 pages
Titled "The Master's Course," with Watts' handwritten notes.
18 6 Guitar books and record albums catalog and brochure, 1978
2 items. Including "Kicking Mule." [M-9#3]
18 7 Tennis instruction materials, 1980 5 items
With Watts' notes on racket grip and serving. [M-0#4]
18 8 Fish pond materials, 1980-1983 6 items
Price lists for fish and information on pond management. [M-10#3]
18 9 Homeopathic medicine materials, 1982-1986 circa 20 items
Including vitamin price lists, Rudolph Steiner pamphlet. [M-9#2]
18 10 Station Hill catalog, 1984 1 item
A catalog of small press books. [L-6#2]
18 11 Receipt from Good Sports Novelty, Co., 1985 1 item
For Cyalume sticks. [ L-6#54]
18 12 Copyright law circulars, 1985-1987 circa 20 items
18 13 Fireworks catalog, 1986 1 item
[M-7#3]
18 14 Printing press brochures, 1965-1971 circa 20 items
Including for Day-Glo and Mask-O-Neg. [M-7#5]
18 15 Playrite brochure, 1967-1968 17 items
Playing card brochure and card samples. [M-7#9]
18 16 Imitation Food advertisements, undated 2 items
[M-7#10]
18 17-18 Castolite brochure, 1986 21 items
[M-7#11]
18 19 Crystals information, 1987 4 items
Including a brochure about seminars offered.
18 20 Clippings of product advertisements, circa 1987 10 items
[L-6#3]
18 21-22 Addresses and notes on services related to art work, undated circa 40 items
box folder
19 1-19 Brochures and manuals for audio/visual equipment
19 1 Kinetic neon, undated 3 page(s)
[M-7#14]
19 2 Shimmerlite box, 1973 5 page(s)
Including clipping, drawings, and Watt's notes and calculations on how to adapt the electrical currents. [M-7#15]
19 3 Electrical flashers, circa 1961 5 items
[M-7#16]
19 4 16 mm. film projectors, circa 1970 circa 30 pages
Including 3 brochures, clippings, and six pages of Watts' drawings and calculations. [M-7#17]
19 5 Audio equipment, undated 9 items
Including brochures for tape recorders and microphones; with one hand drawn map. [M-7#18]
box folder
48 18 Zone system film speed tests, undated 3 sheets of film
Film moved to cold storage Box 48. [M-7 #19]
box folder
19 6 Notes on Zone System comparison prints, undated
[M-7#19]
19 7 Zone System Cal Ilford comparison prints, undated 20 photographs
See folder 7 for Watts' notes. [M-7#19]
19 8 Zone system prints, not Ilford, undated 11 prints, 2 pages
[M-7#19]
19 9 Watts' notes on Zone system Ilford FP3 4 page(s)
M-7#19
19 10 Zone system Ilford FP3 test prints 16 items
[M-7#19]
box folder
48 19 Plus-X film tests, undated 3 film sheet(s)
Film moved from Box 19.
19 11 Watt's notes on Plus-X film, undated 11 items
[M-7#20]
19 12-13 Plus-X test prints, undated 47 items
[M-7#20]
19 14 Nikon price list and registration, 1973-1981 10 items
[M-7#21]
19 15 Nimslo 3-D Camera brochure, undated 1 item
[M-7#22]
19 16 Astroscan telescope brochures and instructions, 1977 6 items
19 17 Photo sensitizers and emulsions, 1962 10 items
Including 2 copies of a pamphlet, other instruction materials, 1 drawing. [M-7#13]
19 18 Polaroid Polapan, undated 5 items
[L-6#106]
19 19 Rollei camera manual, undated 12 items
Including film order forms and notes and drawings.
box
75* Watts' briefcase
Series V. Photographs and slides, 1937-1988 12 Linear Feet
A unique record of Watts' work and life assembled by the artist. Note that although materials have been removed from their original enclosures, care has been taken to retain the artist's sequencing and juxtapositions in archival albums. His arrangement is more thematic than chronological. Each binder includes about 60 sheets of slides.
box
20-25 Slides, 1937-1966 3,080 items
Including slides of sculpture, events, friends, and installations, with Watts' handwritten labels.
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26 Photo Binder A, circa 1900-1988 42 two-sided mylar pages
Watts' hand-written label on spine reads: Vol I. 1. Relatives, 2. Watts and Brothers; Family, 3. Bonaparte, 4. Photos of B. Watts Navy, 5. Houses lived in.
box
27 Photo Binder B "Sales Book," 1984 circa 60 two-sided mylar pages
Curriculum Vita followed by photographs of work and/or installations, interspersed with pertinent announcements and reviews, arranged in rough chronological order.
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28 Binder 1, circa 1930-1970 58 two-sided mylar pages
Watts' hand-written label on spine reads: My Work, Vol 1: Begins High School; Dwgs, Ptgs., Sculp., Constructions, Objects, Films, Gallery shows, Silverman.
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29 Binder 2, circa 1956-1964 65 two-sided mylar pages
Watts' hand-written label on spine reads: B&W, 1956-64, Painting, Sculpture, Objects, Environments, Film, Chrome, Cakes.
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30 Binder 3, circa 1963-1968 42 two-sided mylar pages
Watts' hand-written label on spine reads: B&W, 1963-68, Yam Day, Dresses, Neon, Tables, Sandwiches, T.V. Dinner, Implosions, Tattoos.
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31 Binder 4, 1969-1984 37 two-sided mylar pages
Watts' hand-written label on spine reads: B&W, 1969-1984, Rutgers, Earth Day, Automation House, Monster Candidate, Phono Records, Pea on Nipple, Variations on Creek Movie, Peddie School, Inge Baecker Show, Flux Year Gem.. Cloud Music, Chrome, African New Light on, Flux Year Gem., Cavriago, Hat Show, (Hat Cake Germany).
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32 Binder 5, 1970-circa 1988 42 two-sided mylar pages
Watts' hand-written label on spine reads: My Work, Vol. 1A, Begins 1970, Objects, Auto Series, Phono records, Neon Signs and Tables, African Show, New Flux Kits, Tree ptgs., Gallery Shows, Silverman.
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33 Binder 6, 1963-1978 65 two-sided mylar pages
Watts' hand-written label on spine reads: My Work, Vol. 2, Performance and related events in Europe and exhibitions: Yam Day, 1963; Scissor Bros. Warehouse 1963; Experimental Workshop and Fur Family 1968-69; Automation House 1970; "Luxus & Happenings" events Köln 1970; Flux-Wedding 1978.
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34 Binder 7, 1967-1968 23 two-sided mylar pages
Watts' hand-written label on spine reads: B&W, 1967-68, Rutgers Wk.shp., Performances, Bond St. Loft, Mad Tea Party, Movie ( )?, Balloons at Umbrecht's.
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35 Binder 8, 1968 30 two-sided mylar pages
Watts' handwritten label illegible. Black and white photographs of workshops at UC Santa Cruz and elsewhere.
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36 Binder 9, circa 1967-1987 52 two-sided mylar pages
Watts' handwritten label mostly illegible. Labeled "Work Photos, Vol.3," it comprises color and black and white photographs of a number of women, clothed and nude, including Letty, Pamela, Clair, Bridget, and Carol Nagle. A series of portraits of Pamela Kraft grimacing, frowning and otherwise distorting her features to comic effect. A series of landscape polaroids of Watts' farm. A number of TV shots. A series of Frog Hats from 1985-1986.
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37 Binder 10, 1967-1975 33 two-sided mylar pages
Watts' handwritten partly illegible label reads: People and places, Vol. 1, 1967-75, 80 Wooster Loft, Laura, Sheila, Ricke, Rosenquist, Simmons wife, Umbreit, Cindy, Studio, Sheldon? and band, Santa Cruz: Dea?, Carol, Patrick, Juliette, Indian Dance, Byars, Carol, Class, G.M., Baja Trip, Laura, Key West, House, Sara, Larry, Easton, Stony Pt. 1971, Schooner Trip 72, Fromentara?, Ibiza, Willie, Charles, Band, Pam-Jim, Valerie, Ann, Tardos, Jasmine, Rosanna.
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38 Binder 11, circa 1981- ca.1985 25 two-sided mylar pages
Photos are mostly nature views in Polaroid, with some holographic landscape views, and some Polaroid TV. shots of Oliver North.
Watts' handwritten mostly illegible label reads: My Photos, Vol. 4, Mexico, Monhegan, Moon, 38 colt, Sea & Sand, Lanscape, Rivers, Sky, Couds, Baja?, Stones? Jill?, Gardens?, Creek?, Fireplace Logs, Flowers, Pond, #-D Photos.
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39 Binder 12, circa 1985 52 two-sided mylar pages.
Watts' hand-written label on spine reads: People and Places, Vol. 2, Sara and Larry, Xmas, Thnkgiv., Valerie, Monhegan, Gino, Viviana, Zoo Milan, Leah in Milan, Palermo, Jasmine, 1976-4th July, Rita-Max, Suzanne Delahanty, Wilkes, Sweet Corn, Tony, Fred, Leah,m Friends, Auto Crash, Monhegan, Leah, San Blas Mexico, Juliette, Baby, Jack, kids, Geldersma, Sara, Larry, Various here, River House, DeMenil's, L.I., Woman in Pond, Umbreit, Ann, My cars, Jon Hendricks, Germany-Brecht, Morra-Naples, Resort, Video Students, Franco-Verona, Autos, Carla, ____?people, Canola Museum, Jeff-Brian.
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40 Automation House, 1970 86 slides
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41 Red binder, undated
1 empty red plastic binder showing original housing of photo albums.
box folder
42 1-19 Photographs of Watts' works, 1958-1969
Including events, sculpture, festivals, installations. Interspersed are photographs taken by photographer Peter Moore.
42 1 Sculptures from Delacorte Gallery, circa 1958 10 items
Watts' metal sculptures.
42 2 Untitled event work, 1961 1 item
Photograph of an event work by Watts that dispensed soap.
42 3 Artwork, 1961-1962 5 items
1 print of Fluxstamps and photocopies of other pieces. [H-3#12]
42 4-5 Yam festival, 1963 2 items
42 6 Scissor Brothers, 1963 1 item
42 7 Artwork, 1963-1965 22 items
Three prints and 19 photocopies of photographs of work. [H-3#11]
42 8 Fluxus Performance, 1964 1 item
With George Maciunas.
42 9 Fluxus Performance, 1964 1 item
42 10 Cafe au go go, 1964 1 item
42 11 Dorothy Lichtenstein with Watts, 1966 1 item
42 12 Banquet, Rutgers University, 1967 1 item
42 13 Experimental Workshop, 1967 4 items
Mounted black and white prints by Mike Singer.
42 14 Experimental workshop, Rutgers, 1967 11 items
Three prints and 8 photocopies. [H-3#10]
42 15-17 Central Park Be-In, 1967 9 items
42 18 Mad Tea party, 1968 13 items
Photographs of Watts' tea party piece and of preparations such as the sewing of costumes. [H-3#9] and [H-3#19]
42 19 Hot Air Balloon, 1968 1 item
box folder
43 1 University of California, Santa Cruz classes, 1968-1969 19 items
Black and white prints and photocopies of photographs. [H-3#8]
43 2 University of California, Santa Cruz classes, 1968-1969 11 items
Black and white prints. [H-3#2]
43 3 Experimental Workshop, 1968-1969 9 items
Nine small photographs of the Fur Family in various poses. [H-2#1]
43 4 Experimental Workshop, 1968-1969 12 items
Black and white prints and photocopies of photographs. [H-3#7] See also Color prints in Box 48
43 5 Experimental Workshop, 1968-1969 16 items
Black and white prints. [H-3#7]
43 6 Monster candidate, 1971, 3 items
Black and white prints of the piece. [H-3#5]
43 7-11 Fluxyear/Gemini, 1974 5 item
43 12 Fluxyear/Gemini 74, 1974 9 items
Two prints and 5 contact sheets by Peter Moore; 2 photocopies. [H-3#77]
43 13 Fluxyear/Gemini 74, 1974 19 items
[H-3#17]
43 14 Cloud music, 1976 6 items
Views of the installation, equipment and video monitor image. [H-3#3]
43 15 Carriago/Flux/Year/Gemini, 1978 10 items
Black and white prints and photocopies of photographs. [H-3#2]
43 16 Cloud music, 1979 2 items
Photocopies of photographs of an installation. [H-3#1]
43 17 Life Span Dada, 1987 1 item
[L-6#55]
43 18 Haigs Show, undated 11 items
Prints by Bill Umbreit.
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44 1-7 Photography by Watts, of landscapes, body parts, or other subjects.
44 1 Various, 1969 4 items
[H-3#6]
44 2 Body part photographs, undated 2 items
One of an eye, the other of a naval. Model Pamela Kraft?
44 3 Woman wrapped in blanket, undated 1 item
44 4 Inside a mover's truck, undated 1 item
44 5 Racing car, undated 1 item
44 6 Body parts, undated 11 items
Prints of female pubic area and naval. [H-3#20]
44 7 Body parts, undated 11 items
Photographs equating breasts, navals and other body parts with landscape features. [H-3#20] See also color Box 48
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45 1-16 Photographs of places
45 1-2 Air Show, Watsonville, CA., undated 16 items
[H-3#38]
45 3 Baja California Trip, undated 2 items
H-3#39
45 4 People's Park, Berkeley, Calif., 1968-1969 9 items
[H-3#41]
45 5 Beach at Santa Cruz, Calif., 1968-1969 7 items
[H-3#42]
45 6 Landscapes, Santa Cruz, Calif., 1968-1969 10 items
45 7 Christmas at Ahern's with Cindy, 1969 10 items
[H-3#44]
45 8 New Jersey, undated, 18 items
See also color images in Box 48 [H-3#45]
45 9 80 Wooster Street, undated 3 items
Color images in Box 48 [H-3#46]
45 10-11 New York City, undated 22 items
H-3#47
45 12-13 Pennsylvania house and farm, undated 29 items
[H-3#35]
45 14 Easton, Pennsylvania, undated 6 items
[H-3#36]
45 15 Eaton, Pennsylvania, undated 3 items
[H-3#18]
45 16 Manhattan buildings, undated 3 items
3 copies of same image.
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46 1-7 Personal photographs
Including pages from a non-archival photo album and loose photographs held within it. Occasional personal notations on verso.
46 1 Original photo album
46 2 Photographs from album, 1923-1947 59 items
Portrays Watts' life from infancy through college and military service.
46 3 Photographs from album, 1955, undated 43 items
Portrays Watts' New York City life in the early fifties, Monhegan Island vacations, and early associates at Rutgers, including Allan Kaprow.
46 4-5 Various, post-1965 26 items
46 6 Watts with friends on farm, undated 6 items
46 7 Watts in Italy, 1978 24 items
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47 1-10 Personal photographs of friends
47 1 Lucas Samaras, 1964 4 items
[H-3#22]
47 2 Summer at Umbreits', 1968 8 items
Photographs of friends, one with view of Watts' hot air balloon. [H-3#19]
47 3 Party at Stoney Point, New Jersey, 1971 9 items
[H-3#37]
47 4 Pamela Kraft, undated 11 items
[H-3#24]
47 5 Hazelle and Earl Watts, undated 1 item
[H-3#23]
47 6 Valerie, undated, 12 items
[H-3#26]
47 7 Sara, undated, 2 items
[H-3#28]
47 8 Juliette, undated 8 items
[H-3#31]
47 9 Sheila, undated, 4 items
[H-3#34]
47 10 Al Hansen, undated 1 item
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48 1-19 Color photographs, transparencies, negatives, film, 1960-1971, undated
Pulled from files in Series V. Photographs.
48 1 Unidentified, 1960 1 item
48 2 Watts Towers, 1960-1963 22 items
48 3 Tattoo transparencies, 1967 5 items
[H-3#21]
48 4 Santa Cruz, 1968-1969 24 items
48 5 University of California, Santa Cruz Experimental Workshop, 1968-1969 3 items
48 6 James Lee Byers and Carol, 1969 6 items
48 7 Unidentified, circa 1970 2 items
48 8 Stoney Point Party, 1970 25 items
48 9 Friends and associates, 1970-1987 16 items
48 10 Happenings and Fluxus, Koln, 1971 22 items
48 11 Unidentified, 1981 3 items
48 12 New Jersey house, undated 3 items
[H-3#45]
48 13 80 Wooster Street, undated 2 items
[H-3#47]
48 14 Body/landscape, undated 1 item
[H-3#20]
48 15 John Wilkes publicity photograph, undated 1 item
48 16 Negatives found in album
48 17 View of nature, undated 3 items
48 18 Film from Plux-X NDT test, undated 3 Sheets
From Box 19, f. 12.
48 19 Film from Box 19, f. 6, undated 3 Sheets
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49-55 Glass-mounted slides
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49 22 images of masks and other objects from Native Pacific peoples
Related to research papers in Box 5.
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50 7 images of masks and other objects from Native Pacific peoples
Related to research papers in Box 5.
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51-52 Slides Watts used for teaching art and art history of Mexico
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53 Slides Watts used for teaching art and art history of Mexico and Europe
Also views of New England, Africa, and assorted objects.
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54 Slides Watts used for teaching art and art history
Includes views of nature and work by major European artists from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
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55 Slides Watts used for teaching 20th century art
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60 Film strips of Mexico
Related to research papers in Box 5.
Series VI. Other artists' files, 1957-1989 1 Linear Feet
Material other artists sent to Watts or that he otherwise collected. Arranged alphabetically by the artist's last name.
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57 1 Eric Anderson, circa 1984-85 circa 20 items
Including booklet titled "Light," scores, and clippings. [L-6#81]
57 2 David Behrman, 1982 2 page(s)
Press release. [M-4#1]
57 3 Patrick Beilman, 1982 4 items
Cow Town Art series, using the forms of money and stamps.
57 4 Joseph Beuys, 1979, 1 item
"Appeal by Joseph Beuys," a pamphlet published by Free International University.
57 5 George Brecht, 1957-1983 5 items
Two papers: "Chance-Imagery" and "Innovational Research," with an event score, a cartoon and a postcard. [L-6#30]
57 6 Jean Brown, 1977-1982 6 items
Three clippings about Brown's collection and three letters from her to Watts. See also Box 8, folder 27 [L-6#31]
57 7 Sari Dienes, circa 1978 1 item
Brochure. [M-4#1]
57 8 Robert Filliou, 1966 1 item
Artist's book, La cedille qui sourit. [M-4#1]
57 9 Fred Fot, undated 3 items
Two pieces of wood (sculpture) and a drawing. [L-6#62]
57 10 Gurdjieff, 1979 1 item
Clipping of article about him. [M-4#5]
57 11 Bici and Geoff Hendricks, 1966-1967 5 items
Material from Black Thumb Press [M-4#1]
57 12 Geoff Hendricks, 1985 1 item
Drawing with note. [L-6#80]
57 13 Dick Higgins, and 1966 1983 4 items
Issue of something else press with lead stories by Higgins.
57 14 Book brochures, 1981 2 items
[L-6#82]
57 15 Dick Higgins, 1961 4 items
One Hundred Plays and other writings. [L-6#82]
57 16 Dick Higgins, 1961-1963 7 items
The Musical Wig and other writings.
57 17 Dieter Roth cards, 1976 4 items
[M-4#1]
57 18 Dick Higgins, 1978 14 items
Sphincterist Movement cards. [M-4#1]
57 19 Robert Irwin, 1983 1 item
New Yorker article on the artist. [M-4#1]
57 20 Ken Jacobs, undated 1 item
The Day the Moon Gave Up the Ghost [M-4#1]
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58 1 Allan Kaprow, 1964-1968 4 items
Scores for Happenings. [M-4#1]
58 2 Jorge Borras Llop, 1989 1 item
Ephemera. [M-4#7]
58 3 George Maciunas, 1972-1979 circa 20 items
Scores, clippings, drawings, announcements. [L-6#87]
58 4 George Maciunas, 1980-1984 circa 20 items
Scores, clippings, drawings, announcements. [L-6#87]
58 5 Jackson MacLow, 1984 1 item
A Bean Phonemicon. [M-4#1]
58 6 Larry Miller, 1980 4 items
Announcements for the artist's performances. [M-4#1]
58 7 Charlotte Moorman, 1986 1 item
Mail Event announcement. [L-6#93]
58 8 Yoko Ono, 1980 1 item
Clipping. [M-4#1]
58 9 Ortiz, 1987 6 items
Art and the Invisible Reality Symposium announcement. [L-6#103]
58 10 Robin Page, 1975 1 item
Article about the artist from The Vancouver Sun. [M-4#1]
58 11 Benjamin Patterson, 1962 1 item
Artist's book. [M-4#1]
58 12 Jim Pomeroy, 1978 1 item
Re the Production of Work in the Age of Mechanical Art. [M-4#1]
58 13 James Riddle, 1966 2 page(s)
Instructions for ESP Event. [M-4#1]
58 14 Bonnie Sherk, 1981 1 item
Interview with the artist in High Performance. [M-4#1]
58 15 Chieko Shiomi, undated 1 item
"Spatial Poem No.2." [M-4#1]
58 16 Carolee Schneemann, 1974 1 item
Up to and Including Her Limits. [M-4#4]
58 17 Clyfford Still, 1975 1 item
Clipping from Time magazine about the artist. [M-4#1]
58 18 Emmett Williams, 1962 1 item
Score. [M-4#1]
58 19 La Monte Young, 1981 4 items
Programs for The Well-Tuned Piano and The Magenta Lights. [M-4#1]
58 20 La Monte Young, undated 2 items
The Theater of Eternal Music (2 copies). [M-4#1]
58 21 Miscellanous artwork, undated 4 items
Series VII. Printed matter, 1883-1988 4.0 linear feet and 9 flat file folders
Brochures, small catalogs, announcements, posters, press releases, and clippings of reviews regarding Watts' solo shows or group shows, especially with other Fluxus artists. Watts' small notes (addresses or self-reminders) scattered throughout. Arranged chronologically.
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59-61 Printed matter, 1955-1988
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59 1 1955 3 items
[H-2#49]
59 2 1956 1 item
[H-2#49]
59 3 1957 4 items
[H-2#49]
59 4 1958 3 items
[H-2#48]
59 5 1960 2 items
[H-2#47]
59 6 1961 7 items
[H-2#46]
59 7 1962 8 items
[H-2#45]
59 8 1963 6 items
59 9 1964 15 items
59 10 1965 5 items
[H-2#42]
59 11 1966 9 items
59 12 1967 6 items
[H-2#40]
59 13 1968 15 items
[H-2#39]
59 14 1969 13 items
[H-2#38]
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60 1 1970 circa 24 items
[H-2#37[; [H-2#38]
60 2 1971 11 items
[H-2#36]; [H2#37]
60 3 1972 17 items
[H-2#35]; [H-2#36]
60 4 1973 18 items
H-2#34&35
60 5 1974 12 items
[H-2#34]; [H-2#35]
60 6 1975 13 items
[H-2#32]; [H-2#33]
60 7 1976 13 items
[H-2#32]
60 8 1977 21 items
[H-2#31]
60 9 1978 25 items
[H-2#30]
60 10 1979 18 items
[H-2#29]
60 11 1979 3 items
[H-2#29]
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61 1 1980 circa 22 items
[H-2#28]
61 2 1980 2 items
[H-2#28]
61 3 1981 7 items
[H-2#27]
61 4 1982 13 items
H-2#26
61 5 1983 20 items
[H-2#25]
61 6 1984 4 items
[H-2#24]
61 7 1986 12 items
[H-2#23]
61 8 1986 14 items
[H-2#22]
61 9 1987 12 items
[H-2#21]
61 10 1988 8 items
[H-2#20]
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62 1-19 Clippings on scrapbook pages or loose, 1950-1988
62 1 1950-1959 8 page(s)
[H-2#50]
62 2 1960-1962 16 page(s)
[H-2#18]
62 3 1963 3 page(s)
[H-2#18]
62 4 1964 12 page(s)
[H-2#18]
62 5 1964-1970 12 items
Photocopies of interviews/articles, as in press packet.
62 6 1965 4 page(s)
62 7 1966 6 page(s)
62 8 1967-1969 6 page(s)
62 9 Clippings, 1970-1972 8 items
62 10 1973-1976 9 items
62 11 1977-1979 13 items
62 12 1980-1982 4 items
62 13 1983-1984 8 items
[H-2#18]
62 14 Clippings, 1985 11 items
[H-2#23]
62 15 1985 circa 23 items
Photocopies of articles about Festival of the Fantastics. [L-6#58]
62 16 1987 6 items
[H-2#3]
62 17 John Cage, 1987 2 items
H-3#4
62 18 Art Scene and Fluxus, 1987 3 items
[L-6#4]
62 19 1988
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76* Printed matter, 1883-1988 11 oversize items
Full page size newspaper clippings or serials pulled from various Series. Includes issue of The New York Times containing Watts' obituary.
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1-9** Posters, 1942-1987, undated
Large mechanical or architectural drawings, maps and charts. Arranged chronologically.
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1** Mechanical drawings, 1942
For Henry Vogt Machine and Louisville Lumber.
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2** Mechanical drawings, 1947-1948
For Dayton Company and Stewart Dry Goods.
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3** Exhibition posters, 1962-1969
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4** Poster, 1962
Fragile.
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5** Poster, 1963
Fragile.
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6** Posters, 1970-1979
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7** Posters, 1980-1987
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8** Architectural plans for 80 Wooster St.
8** Plan of Land Portion of Marlborough, Mass.
8** Plans for Olmes Caretti Garden, 1978
8** Archeological Map of Mexico, 1939
8** Drawing "This should hold it," 1983
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9** Bob Watts Chart of Works, 1947-1981
Series VIII. Books, 1940-1975 1 Linear Feet
Books that Watts used in his work or that were otherwise significant to him.
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63 1 The World's Best Photographs, Wise & Co., New York, 1940
Stamp on endsheet reads: Ship's Library U.S.S. Guadalcanal
63 2 Carroll, Lewis, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Grosset & Dunlap, New York, undated
Endsheet inscription: Virginia Nelson 4-4-40.
63 3 Schweeger-Hefel, Annemarie, Afrikanische Bronzen, Kunstverlag Wolfrum, Vienna, 1948
In German, with English translations written in pencil.
63 4 Artists/USA 1970-71: The Buyer's Guide to Contemporary Art, Livingston Publishing Company, PA
63 5 McKenna, Terence K. and Dennis J., The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens and the I Ching, The Seabury Press, New York, 1975
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64 1 The Crimson, May 1941
University of Louisville literary magazine.
64 2 Thoroughbred, 1944
University of Lousiville Yearbook.
64 3 U.S.S. Guadalcanal Memory Log.
Endsheet inscribed by Watts and dated May 16, 1945.
64 4 Simplified Scientific Ephemeris 1920-1929, The Rosicrucian Fellowship, Oceanside, CA., undated
64 5 Simplified Scientific Tables of Houses, The Rosicrucian Fellowship, Oceanside, CA., 1949
Series IX. Serials, 1961-1979 1 Linear Feet
Fluxus serials and art magazines featuring articles about artists in Watts' circle where perhaps reference is made to Watts. An issue of The New York Times Magazine devoted to the home.
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65 1 Saturday Review, July 22, 1961
65 2 Art International, March 1962
65 3 Art International, September 1966
65 4 Art voices, Fall 1966
65 5 Art and artists, November 1973
65 6 Fluxfest newsletters, 1960-1969
[L-6#77]
65 7 Fluxfest newsletters, 1970-1979
[L-6#77]
65 8 Common Press #18, 1979
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66 1-2 Serials needing conservation
66 1 New York Times Sunday Magazine
Home issue.
66 2 Times Literary Supplement, Aug. 6, 1964
With Watts essay "In the Event," p. 685
Series X. Audiovisual, 1952-1987 4 Linear Feet
Selected digitized audiovisual material (available on-site only): 1952-1987

Selected films by Watts and collected recordings, some of which were used in his films. Of these materials, only four films (two 16 mm., two super 8 mm.), four audio cassettes, and five sound tape reels are originals; remaining films and sound recordings have been reformatted by the Estate onto digital media (mini-dvs, DVDs, CDs, and MPEG-2) from original media still held by the Estate. Several items contain multiple works. Items have been numbered by the repository.
Audiovisual material is unavailable until reformatted. Selected items have been digitized and are available on-site only.
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67 1 Oraculum, 1983 Mar
1 floppy disk. [M-6#11]
67 2 Javelina pig and mountain lion
Two 45 rpm recordings of animal sounds,
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68 Boxes for reel-to-reel sound tapes
With handwritten index lists of contents on verso and interior.
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69 Original film and film reformattted (by estate) onto MiniDVs, 1967-1969
69 F1 Experimental Workshop, Rutgers, 1967-1969 I film reel (30 min.) : si., col. ; super 8 mm.
69 F2 Balloons, 1968 1 film reel (4-5 min.) : si?, b&w ; 16 mm.
69 F3 San Diego, 1969 1 film reel (8-9 min.) : si?, b&w ; 16 mm.
69 F4 Pocono Air Show, 1971-1978 1 film reel (23-30 min.) : si?, col. ; super 8 mm.
69 V1a Cascade, 1962 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (26 min.) : sd., b&w
On cassette with G.W. & Sons.
69 V1b G.W. & Sons, 1963 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (12 min, 30 sec) : sd., col.
On cassette with Cascade.
69 V2a Alice [Mad Tea Party], 1968 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (17:40) : sd., col.
On cassette with Higgins and Yam Lecture.
69 V2b Higgins, circa 1962 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (30 sec.) : si., col.
On cassette with Alice and Yam Lecture.
69 V2c Yam Lecture, 1963 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (24:30) : si., col.
On cassette with Alice and Higgins.
69 V3a 89 Movies (unfinished), 1965-1970 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (27:15) : si., col. and b&w,
On cassette with Pea on a Nipple, Breast to Breast.
69 V3b Pea on a Nipple, Breast to Breast, 1964 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (17:15) : sd?, col.
On cassette with 89 Movies.
69 V4 Fluxyear/Gemini/74/Part 1, 1974 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (20 min.) : sd., b&w
69 V5 Cloud Music: Whitney Museum, 1979 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (16:40) : sd., col.
69 V6 Student Interview with Robert Watts, circa 1980 1 videocassette (MiniDV) (23 min) : sd., b&w
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70 dvd1 Experimental Workshop 1, 1968-1969 1 videodisc (DVD) (30:00) : si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd1 Experimental Workshop 2, 1968-1969 1 videodisc (DVD) (30:00) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd1 San Diego and Parade, 1969 1 videodisc (DVD) (8-9 min.) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd2 Fur Family Freekout, 1969 1 videodisc (DVD) (6-7 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd2 Watts SF Environment, 1969 1 videodisc (DVD) (8:00) : digital, b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd2 Be-In Central Park, 1967 1 videodisc (DVD) (8-9 min.) : digital, si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd3 Notes & Sketches, 1974-1982 1 videodisc (DVD) (26 min.): digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Alice (Pink Hat) [Body Letters], 1968 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min) : digital, si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Titles for Mad Hatter, 1968 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min.) : digital, si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Alice (Profile at table), 1968 1 videodisc (2-3 min.) : digital, si, b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Alice (Mac as Mouse), 1968 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min.) : digital, si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Rectangle with Female [Matte Box], circa 1970 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min.) : digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Letty - Tennis Balls, circa. 1968 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min.) : digital, si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 People at Opening, undated 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min) : digital, si?, b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Implosions Model, circa 1967 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min.) : digital, si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd4 Implosions Model, circa 1967 1 videodisc (DVD) (2-3 min.) : digital, si?, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
70 dvd5 Yoko at Everson & Lennon, 1971 1 videodisc (DVD) (13:20): digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ono and Lennon on chartered plane, going to and then being at opening of This Is Not Here, a one-woman show by Yoko Ono at Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY. With exhibition design by George Maciunas. Film sound track edited by Robert Watts. Reformatted by Estate from super 8 mm.
70 dvd6 Events & Friends, circa 1970 1 videodisc (DVD) : digital, si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Compiled from two different super 8 mm. films comprising various events, including the following:
Girl with crossing eyes; Watts with visitors at farmhouse, PA (Peter Moore, Barbara Moore, daughters, Joe Jones and mother of George Maciunas); Mrs. Maciunas dancing on the lawn; hillside tour with the red Mahari and Joe Jones shooting a rocket; roadside event for the "Monster Advertising Series," including John Wilkes, Valerie, Peter Moore; Watts dancing on grass; moon in sky; footage of Winter Events at New Marlborough , MA; with Maciunas and others from Fluxus group, such as Alison Knowles, Peter Moore, Stuart Sherman performing with suitcase; snowballs by Yasunao Tone, Maciunas and Jon Hendricks; Alison Knowles conducting "Song of Your Choice."
70 7 MPEG-2 Film Archive 1 videodisc : digital
Copies of 16 mm films from 1967-1971.
70 8 MPEG-2 Film Archive 1 videodisc : digital
Copies of material on above DVDs 1-6.
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71 Original audio recordings
Including reel-to-reel tapes and sound cassettes.
71 R1 Compilation of pieces by Ligeti, Feldman, Cage, Babbit, Pousseur, Ives, and Hampton, undated 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Note: reel nearly full. Index list of contents on verso and inside of box.
71 R2 John Cage and others 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Note: reel near full. Pieces in compilation listed on back of box.
71 R3 Music of Tibetan Buddhism, undated 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Reel full. Pieces in compilation listed on back of box.
71 R4 James Yohe, Electro-Acoustical Sound & Music, circa 1972. 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Note: Reel full. With announcement and program for Yohe's performance in Voorhees Chapel, Douglass College, April 13, 1972.
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72 R5 Fred, undated 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in.
Note: reel 7/8 full. Musician unidentified beyond first name. Consists of voice and synthesizer experimentation.
72 C1 Sounds of New Music, 1957 1 sound cassette : analog ; SX C-90 cassette Nakamichi
Index list of contents.
72 C2 Sonic Arts Union, 1967 1 sound cassette : analog ; SX C-90 cassette Nakamichi
Index list of contents.
72 C3 Allan Ginsberg at Syracuse, 1971 1 sound cassette : analog ; C-90 Norelco
Index: Dinner in Syracuse; return on plane.
72 C4 Frog and Bird sounds, 1979-1980 1 sound cassette : analog ; 90 cassette Scotch XSII
Index list of contents.
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73 Audio recordings reformatted by the estate onto CDs
CD1 - CD30
73 cd1 Yam Lecture (Tape 1), 1963 1 sound disc of 2 (CD) (64:56): digital
73 cd2 Yam Lecture (Tape 2), 1963 1 sound disc of 2 (CD) (20:53): digital
73 cd3 David Behrman, Cascade soundtrack, circa 1961 1 sound disc (CD) (26:35): digital
73 cd4 David Behrman, For Bob Watts, undated 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
On disc with Summer by C. Wolff.
73 cd4 C. Wolff, Summer, undated 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
On disc with For Bob Watts by David Behrman.
73 cd5 David Behrman, Miscellaneous sounds, 1966 1 sound disc (CD) (15:03): digital
73 cd6a Bill Goodwin, G.W. & Sons soundtrack, circa 1960 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
On disc with Solo.
73 cd6b Bill Goodwin, Solo, circa 1960 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
On disc with G.W. & Sons.
73 cd7a George Maciunas in New Jersey, circa 1967 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd7b Drum for G.W. and Sons, circa 1967 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
73 cd7c Fast Abstract Sounds, circa 1967 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 3
73 cd8 George Maciunas, 1968 1 sound disc (CD) (6:51) : digital
Filtered. Use to edit out laughter.
73 cd9 Basic Overlay for Alice, 1968 1 sound disc (CD) (10:59): digital
73 cd10 Alice - Mad Tea Party, 1968 1 sound disc (CD) (72:48): digital
Raw tape.
73 cd11 Alice, 1968 1 sound disc (CD) (13:37) : digital
Work tape-mixed.
73 cd12 Alice, 1968 1 sound disc (CD) (4:47) : digital
Blue tape final.
73 cd13a String Record, 1969 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd13b Communication in a noisy environment, 1973 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
73 cd13c Birthday Box, 1970-1971 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 3
73 cd13d Brass and Plexiglass Records, 1971 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 4
73 cd14 Ben Patterson, Lecture on Death, Part 1, 1965 Nov 30 1 sound disc of 3 (CD) (76:25) : digital
73 cd15 Ben Patterson, Lecture on Death, Part 2, 1965 Nov 30 1 sound disc of 3 (CD) (21:56) : digital
Was previously CD14b.
73 cd16 Ben Patterson, Lecture on Death, Part 3, 1965 Nov 30 1 sound disc of 3 (CD) (61:16) : digital
73 cd17a Original soundtrack for Ono show, Syracuse, undated 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd17b Lennon-Ono, undated 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
Final mix.
73 cd18a Cloud Project, 10 July 1974 undated 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd18b Cloud Music, track 2, 1975 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
73 cd19a Cloud Music, track 1, 1975 Jun 24 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd19b Binghampton, NY, tape 1 1976 Jun 29 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
73 cd19c Binghamptom, NY, tape 2, 1976 Jun 29 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 3
73 cd20a Cows original, 1975 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd20b For Gino: performance work for audience, 1975 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
73 cd21 Watts, Patterson, Knowles, For Cage in Chicago, 1987 Feb 18 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
73 cd22 From Brecht, 1983 Sep 25 1 sound disc (CD) (59:29) : digital
73 cd23a Collage Tape 1 - Working, circa 1966 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd23b 521-522 Art Seminar and Experimental Workshop, undated 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
Second edit.
73 cd24 George Segal, Santa Cruz, 1969 1 sound disc (CD) (17:40) : digital
73 cd25 Charlotte Moorman after morphine shot, July 1986 1 sound disc (CD) (5:57) : digital
73 cd26 Art Seminar and Experimental Workshop, circa 1966 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
Second edit.
73 cd27 Roskilde, June 1985 1 sound disc (CD) (62:01) : digital
73 cd28 Lafayette College Experimental Workshop, 1970 1 sound disc (CD) (36:43) : digital
At double speed.
73 cd29a La Monte Young, 1969 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd29b Jackson Young, 1969 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
73 cd30a Yoko-Lennon press conference, 1965 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 1
73 cd30b Hotel Coffee Shop 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; track 2
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74 Audio recordings reformatted on CDs by the estate.
CD31-CD40.
74 cd31 Yam Lecture, Part 1 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 01-A Part 1; Back up of CD 1.
74 cd32 Yam Lecture, Part 1 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 01-A Part 2; Back up of CD 1.
74 cd33 Yam Lecture, Part 1 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 01-B; Back up of CD 1?
74 cd34 Yam Lecture, Part 1 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 01-C, 02-A; Back-up of CD 1?
74 cd35 Yam lecture, Part 2 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 02-B, 02-C; Back-up of CD 2?
74 cd36 Yam lecture, Part 2 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 02-D - Back up of CD 2?
74 cd37 Cascade soundtrack 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 03, Part 1 - Back up of CD 3.
74 cd38 David Behrman, For Bob Watts; C. Wolff, Summer 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 03 Part 2, 04-A - 04-I; Back up of CD 4.
74 cd39 David Behrman, Miscellaneous sounds 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 05; Back up of CD 5.
74 cd40 Bill Goodwin, "G. W. and Sons Sountrack" and "Solo" 1 sound disc (CD) : digital
DV AVI 06; Back up of CD 6.
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75* Oversize materials from Series IV
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76* Oversize materials from Series IX
Series XI. Additions, 1962-1987
Art objects included in the archive. Note, these items require different credit line if they are published or exhibited. Contact Registrar.
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Add1-1 Untitled [mail art], 1962
Two envelopes sent throught the U.S. mail. One is addressed to Billy Kluver and has an Implosions stamp on it, with "postage due" rubber stamped below it by the U.S. Postal Service. The other envelope has an address label to "Hand Made Frames" written within a frame design.
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Add1-2 Archive with embedments, 1974
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Add1-3 Dollar Bills Books, 1987


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