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Title: George Herms papers
Dates: 1890-2009
Number: 2009.M.20
Creator/Collector: Herms, George
Extent: 231.7 Linear Feet (380 boxes, 65 flatfile folders)
Abstract: Southern California artist, writer, and musician George Herms was one of the founders of the West Coast assemblage movement. Influenced by the art of his close friend Wallace Berman, his work brings together discards, beach trash, urban detritus and other "found objects" to create a highly original and personal mix of collage, sculpture, and assemblage. The bulk of the papers comprise full documentation of Herms' life and work from 1960-2000.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
(310) 440-7390
Author: Annette Leddy, Emmabeth Nanol, Jan Bender

Biographical/Historical Note

The son of an agronomist, George Herms was born in Woodland, CA in 1935. While studying engineering at the University of California at Berkeley in 1953, Herms became fascinated with jazz and literature. He left school in 1954 and moved to Los Angeles, where he found a job as a tabulation operator for Douglas Aircraft and spent evenings in jazz clubs. In 1955, he met the Beat poet Robert Alexander and the assemblage artist Wallace Berman, and over the next two years solidified friendships with them, and also with Dean Stockwell, David Meltzer, and other artists and poets. He also helped Shirley and Wallace Berman assemble the hand-printed, personally distributed literary journal Semina. Soon Herms bought his own small hand-press and began printing poems, an activity that would become a lifetime enterprise known as Love Press. He also began to make assemblage collages out of machine parts, punch-card detritus, and beach trash. In 1957, he brought his assemblages together in a vacant lot for Secret Exhibition, a self-curated, solo show viewed only by Wallace Berman and John Reed, that was allowed to decompose in place after the show's end.

In 1960, Herms lived with his wife and daughter on a houseboat in Larkspur California, next to the Bermans' houseboat and to a houseboat that served as the Semina gallery. Herms showed his work at Semina and at Batman Gallery in San Francisco, where he displayed his first tableaux in 1961, including The Meat Market, made from meat stickers and refuse from the local dump. He also created The Poet, which was shown in the landmark 1961 Museum of Modern Art exhibition The Art of Assemblage. Since then, Herms' reputation as one of the foremost assemblage artists in America has steadily grown.

In 1965 Herms moved to Topanga Canyon near Los Angeles, and since then has lived mostly in Southern California, except for two years in Rome where he was a fellow at the American Academy. Due to multiple marriages, and perennial poverty, he has been evicted or forced to change residences countless times. In response to these crises, he developed a recurrent performance art series in which he auctioned off belongings to friends at a party and raffle that he called Tap City Circus.

A retrospective of his work curated by Walter Hopps, George Herms: Hot Set, was held at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in 2005. Herms figured prominently in another exhibition, Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and his Circle, held at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Berkeley Art Museum in 2008.


Scope and Content of Collection

The George Herms papers document the activity of an artist whose diverse practice comprises interconnected works in the fields of assemblage, collage, drawing, painting, poetry, theater, performance art, photography, and publishing. Arranged in series developed in collaboration with the artist, the bulk of the collection begins in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when Herms first showed at Semina Gallery and at Batman Gallery and was invited to lend his assemblage, The Poet, to MoMA's exhibition, The Art of Assemblage(1961).

Series I. Personal correspondence comprises letters from Herms' various wives, his children, and from long time friends among the Semina artists and poets, such as Diane Di Prima, Michael McClure, Wallace Berman, and Jess. The work of these artists and many others are also represented in Series XII. Artist files, while announcements for their exhibitions, and Herms' numerous solo and group shows, appear in Series XV. Ephemera. Herms' working notes, sketches and astrological charts can be studied in his journals in Series III, which take the form of unbound pages. Series IV. Project and exhibition files, contains a large number of photographs, including studio and installation views, as well as Herms' photographic experiments from the Topanga years and photographs of the Los Angeles art scene. Artifacts from Tap City Circus and Love Press comprise Series VI and VII.

Arrangement

Arranged in fifteen series:
Series I. Personal correspondence, 1950-2002, undated;
Series II. Professional correspondence, 1962-2005, undated;
Series III. Journals and working notes, 1960-2009, undated;
Series IV. Project and exhibition files, 1958-2001, undated;
Series V. Research materials, 1913-2009, undated;
Series VI. Tap City Circus, 1960-2002, undated;
Series VII. Love Press, 1959-2002, undated;
Series VIII. Teaching materials, 1976-2001, undated;
Series IX. Artworks, 1960-1980, undated;
Series X. Personal, 1935-2003, undated;
Series XI. Clippings and biography files, 1967-2000, undated;
Series XII. Artist files, 1946-2002, undated;
Series XIII. Books, 1890-1986;
Series XIV. Serials, 1963-2009, undated;
Series XV. Ephemera, 1957-2005, undated.


Restrictions

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers except for Box 20, folder 8, which is sealed for Catherine Morehead's lifetime, and Box 136, folder 10, which is sealed until 2084.

Publication Rights

Contact Library Reproductions and Permissions.


Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Art, American -- 20th century
Art, American -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century -- Exhibitions
Assemblage (Art)
Public sculpture -- United States
Small presses -- United States

Genres and Forms of Material

Audiocasettes -- United States -- 20th century
Collages (visual works)
Correspondence -- 20th century
Drawings (visual works) -- 20th century
Photographic prints -- California -- 20th century
Photographs, Original
Posters -- United States -- 20th century
Screen prints
Video recordings -- United States -- 20th century

Contributors

Alexander, Robert
American Academy in Rome
Berman, Wallace
Di Prima, Diane
Fee, James
Herms, George
Jess
Love Press
McClure, Michael
Stockwell, Dean

Related Material

146 monographs and 167 serials were transferred to the library's general collection. These publications may be found in the library catalog by searching for George Herms in the Provenance/Source Collection field.

Digitized material

Selected material from series IV and series XII has been digitized http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2009m20bd.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Herms Papers, 1890-2009 (bulk 1960-2000), The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2009.M.20

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2009m20

Acquisition

Gift of George Herms in 2009.

Processing History

George Herms and Sarah Anderson did the initial processing of the first portion of the archive and prepared a rough box list over the course of two years, from circa 2006 to 2008. In 2009, Sheila Prospero processed the latter part of the archive and organized it into series that Herms helped develop. In 2010, Annette Leddy, Emmabeth Nanol and Jan Bender organized and integrated the two portions of the archive into these series, slightly adjusting them, and divided up the series for further processing and cataloging.

Emmabeth Nanol processed and cataloged Series I, II, V, VIII, IX, and XI. She and Jan Bender cataloged Series XII. Jan Bender processed Series X, XII, and XV. Annette Leddy processed and cataloged Series III, IV, VI, VII, XIII, and XIV, and also supervised the project and prepared the notes and records.

Box-level cataloging is complete, and certain series have been cataloged at the folder level. Series IV has been cataloged at the folder level up to 1980 only. Three boxes, temporarily assigned numbers 378, 379 and 380, contain materials from all series, but mostly from Series XV, that need further conservation, after which they will be integrated into the collection. Box 376*, containing miscellaneous material and ephemera, needs further conservation as well.

Laura Schroffel transferred digital content on August 22, 2017.


Container List

Series I. Personal correspondence, 1950-2002, undated 15.22 Linear Feet (38 boxes)
This series comprises personal letters, postcards, greeting cards, invitations and announcements sent by friends, colleagues, students and relatives to Herms. Also included in this series are Herms' unsent letters to Diane Di Prima and Idell Romero (Aya) and letters of recommendations on behalf of Jim DeFrance and Walter Hopps.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically with miscellaneous and undated correspondence at the end.
box folder
1 1 Acevedo, Susan, 1968-1980
1 2 Acker, Charles, 1970
1 3 Alexander, Peter, 1991-1997
1 4 Alexander, Robert and Anita, 1965-1989
1 5 Allen, Jackson, 1975
1 6 Allen, Terry, 1975
1 7 Altman, Robert Charles, 1990
1 8 Amundarain, Susana, 1981
box
1, 315 Anglim, Paule (Paule Anglim Gallery), 1978-1995
box folder
1 9 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
1 10 Arman, 1970, undated
1 11 Armstrong, Jane, 1973, undated
box
1, 349 Atkins, Robert, 1997
box folder
1 12 Papers
box item
349 V-1 VHS
1 video cassette (VHS). Kazz Communications Inc. Working Title: Art Attack (Show/Content Sample), 1997. Run time 06:12.
box folder
1 13 Ayers, Peggy, 1967
1 14 Ayres, Toni, 1984
1 15 Bachenheimer, Beth, 1998
1 16 Baer, Pat, 1967
1 17 Baily, Richard, 1998
1 18 Ball, J.R., 1985
1 19 Baloian, Jonathan, 1997
box
1, 315 Barnes, Molly (Molly Barnes Gallery), 1970-1996
box folder
1 20 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
1 21 Baron, Todd, 1982, undated
1 22 Barreto, John and Maloy, undated
1 23 Barrows, Robert Guy, 1968
box
1, 315 Beattie, Paul (M-C Press), 1960-1984
box folder
1 24-25 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
2 1 Becker, Jim and Pam, 1988
2 2 Bengston, Billy Al, 1965
2 3 Bentley, Wilder, 1965-1978, undated
box
2, 315 Benveniste, Pip, 1993
box folder
2 4 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
2 5 Berg, Robert, undated
2 6 Berger, Sally, 1968
box
2, 315 Berlant, Helen, 1999
box folder
2 7 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
2 8 Berlant, Tony, undated
2 9 Berman, Tosh, 1982-1995
2 10 Berman, Wallace and Shirley, 1968-1988
2 11 Berry, John, 1995
2 12 Birelt, Richard and Mary, 1969
2 13 Birnbaum, Hollis Rose, 1979
2 14 Bishop, Kate, 1979
2 15 Blinkin, A., undated
2 16 Bolin, Bart, 1975
box
2, 315 Bonham, Celeste (Ginger), 1968-1992
box folder
2 17-19 Papers
box
315 Negatives
box folder
3 1 Boswell, Peter, 1984-1985
Wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on Bruce Conner.
3 2 Bouchard, Paul, 1985
3 3 Bowen, Michael and Serene, 1982-1992
3 4 Brakhage, Stan and Jane, 1967-1981
3 5 Branaman, Robert, 1966-1967
3 6 Brands, Heidi, 1988
3 7 Bray, Suzette, undated
3 8 Brewster, Michael (sound artist), 1975
3 9 Brittin, Charles and Barbara, 1999
3 10 Brodey, Jim, undated
Includes Pacific Homestead poems mailed to Herms.
3 11 Brown, Jackie, 1965-1969
3 12 Browner, Peggy, 1982
3 13 Bruce, Chris, 1975
3 14 Brugnaro, Ferruccio, 1999
Author of Partial Portrait of Maria that was translated to English by Jack Hirschman.
3 15 Burden, Chris, undated
3 16 Burgard, Timothy Anglin, 1997
box
3, 315 Burgess-Nochimson, Gail, 1999
Collector and trustee at Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture.
box folder
3 17 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box
3, 315 Butler, Ellen, 1996
box folder
3 18 Papers
box
315 Color photograph
box folder
3 19 Butler, Eugenia, 1993
3 20 Byrd, Harley, 1969
3 21 Cameron (Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel), 1965, undated
3 22 Carson, Karen, undated
3 23 Casey, L. 1968
3 24 Cho, Glenn, 1989
Student requesting letter of recommendation from Herms.
3 25 Chough, Hyon, 1997
3 26 Cichetti, Nancy, 1976
3 27 Citrin, Ione Turner, 1998
Student at Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture.
box
3, 315 Clark, Patricia, 1981-1993
box folder
3 28 Papers
box
315 Slides
box folder
3 29 Coates, Jeri, 1980
Includes an unsent letter by Herms.
3 30 Cohen, Gary, 1992
3 31 Conisbee, Philip, 1993
box
4, 315 Conner, Bruce, 1963-1994
box folder
4 1-2 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
4 3 Coogan, Camillo, 2000
4 4 Copeland, Darryl and Joan, 1967
4 5 Copley, Bill (collector), 1992
4 6 Copley, Claire, 1974-1987
4 7 Corcoran, James (James Corcoran Gallery), 1984-1995
4 8 Correia, Patricia (Patricia Correia Gallery), 1998
4 9 Cotton, Paul, 1979
4 10-11 Creative Thing (Leslie Caldera), 1985-1991
4 12 Creeley, Robert, 1978-1983
4 13 Culter, Richard, 1966
4 14 Cunningham, Betsy, 1978-1979
4 15 Curtis, Ron Adam and March, 1965-1966
4 16 Danieli, Fidel, 1975-1979
4 17 Davis, Gray, 1975
4 18 Dean, Donald, 1962-1967
box folder
5 1 DeFazio, Ron and Pat, 1975-1988
5 2 DeFrance, Jim, 1976
Contains a letter of recommendation written by Herms to the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California.
5 3 Delap, Tony, 1977
5 4 DeVanna, Girolamo, 1990
5 5 Deville, Debby, 1982
5 6 DeVore, Jack (assemblage artist), 1992
box
5, 315 Dezile, Michelle, 1998-2000
box folder
5 7 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
5 8 Dick, Brian, 1991
box
5-6, 315 Di Prima, Diane, 1966-2002
box folder
5 9 1966-1968
5 10-11 1972-1975
5 12 1981-1989
5 13 1994-2002
5 14 Unsent and undated letters from Herms, undated
box folder
6 1-3 Miscellaneous, undated
Includes Earthsong: Poems 1957-1959 and locks of hair.
box
315 Color photographs, undated
box folder
6 4 Dodd, Johnny, 1970
Diane Di Prima's friend.
6 5 Doerner, Katrina, 1999-2000, undated
Neighbor at 1st Street.
box
6, 315 Donin, Judy, 2000, undated
Award recipient at the Viva Gallery College Award.
box folder
6 6 Papers
box
315 Color photograph
box folder
6 7 Doolittle, Debby, 1979-1982
6 8 Dowling, Tom, 1979
6 9 Doyle, Kirby, 1965, undated
6 10 Drasihm, Sydney, 1967
6 11 Dreva, Jerry, 1978
6 12 Driscoll, Robert, 1972
box
6, 315 Du Bois, Judy, 1965-2000, undated
Herms' sister.
box folder
6 13-15 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box
7, 315 Duncan, Robert, 1966-1971
box folder
7 1 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
7 2 Durner, J., undated
7 3 Eatherton, Tom, 1966
7 4 Edgington, Reneé, 1991-1994, undated
box
7, 315 Edwards, James, 1988
box folder
7 5 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box
7, 315 Eernise, Robert and Linda, 1967-1997
box folder
7 6 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
7 7 Einzig, Barbara, undated
box
7, 315 Elliott, James H., 1965-1998
box folder
7 8 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
7 9 Elvin, Steve, 1965
Herms' neighbor at Millcreek Road, Topanga Canyon.
7 10 Eshleman, Clayton, 1972-1976, undated
Founder and editor of Caterpillar magazines.
7 11 Fainlee, Marian and Rey, 1966
7 12 Fee, James, 1998
Photographer who collaborated with Herms in the publication of Spring.
7 13 Feivolant (Hardison), Ellen, 1973
7 14 Felder, Johanna, 1999
7 15 Fiorello, Sabato, 1977-1989
7 16 Fitzsimmons, Ann, 1989
box
7, 315 Fles, John (experimental musician), 1991-1993
Also credited as Michael Fles.
box folder
7 17 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
7 18 Foolery, Tom, 1981, undated
7 19 Foriter, Paul, 1992
7 20 Foulger, Amanda, 1966-1967, undated
box folder
8 1 Foulkes, Llyn, undated
8 2 Fram, Michael, 1968
8 3 Francis, Renée and Matthew, 1988-1991
8 4 Frank, Patrick, 1992
Essay, "A Cultural View of Three California Assemblagists," written after Merril Greene's piece in Artforum Feb. 1979.
8 5 Frank, Peter, 1978-1988
8 6 Freda, Verona, 1984
8 7 Freeman and Daisy, 1978
8 8 Frisch, Jeffrey, 1993-1997
8 9 Frye, Virgil, 1972-1993
Collector who owns Madonna Tower. Materials includes the first draft ofBroken Sparrow, 1993 by Virgil Frye and Bill Parolini.
8 10-12 Gach, Gary, 1968-1987
8 13 Galluzzo, Cecile and Norman, 1987-1989
8 14 Garritson, Jane, 1971
8 15 Garth, Clark, 1994
8 16 Garver, Thomas, 1981-1988
8 17 Gayle Gale Art Wear, 1990-1991
8 18 Getzler, Anita, 1984, undated
8 19 Getzler, Marsha, 1992-1998
Performed Pixie and George's wedding ceremony in 1998.
8 20 Gilbert, Wayne, 2001
8 21 Gilliam, Julianne, 1979-1998
box folder
9 1 Ginsberg, Allen, 1981
9 2 Gizzi, Peter, 2001
Includes set of poems titled Fin Amor.
9 3 Glicksman, Hal, 1975-1984, undated
9 4 Goodman, Louis (assemblage artist), 1967-1970
9 5 Gould, Tamara, undated
box
9, 315 Goulds, Peter, 1977-1980
L.A. Louver Gallery director.
box folder
9 6 Papers
box
315 Color photograph
box folder
9 7 Gowin, Wolf, 1993-1994
9 8-9 Grace, Katy and Fielder, 1983-1991
Gaylyn Grace's parents.
box
9, 315 Grady, John, 1995
box folder
9 10 Papers
box
315 Color photograph
box folder
9 11 Gregson, Ed, 1961
Collector who purchased Greet Circus with a Smile.
9 12 Green, Phyllis, 1982-1985
9 13 Greene, Merril, 1978-1996
9 14 Greiger, Susan, 1970
box
9, 315 Grinstein, Elyse and Stanley, 1999, undated
box folder
9 15 Papers
box
315 Color photograph
box folder
9 16 Gruenberg, Stefani, 1996
9 17-18 Grünt, Ron, 1985-1991
Owned 29 Palms Inn, Palm Springs, California.
9 19 Gutierrez, Elizabeth, 1988
Student at Claremont College.
box
9, 315 Hablig, Beatrice, 1979-1981
box folder
9 20 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
9 21 Hafmann, George, 1974
box folder
10 1 Halke, Rich, undated
Comedy writer and collector.
10 2 Hamrol, Lloyd, 1976, undated
10 3 Hanami, Clement, 1989
Student requesting letter of recommendation from Herms.
10 4 Harris, Marilyn, 1967-1968
10 5 Harris, Susan, 1988
10 6 Harschens, Jeff and Monica, [1984?]
10 7 Haskell, Barbara, 1975-1980
10 8 Havel, Dan, 1993
10 9 Healy, Brian, 1969-1987
10 10-11 Hefferton, Phillip, 1966-1985
10 12 Held, Robin, 1982
10 13 Heiserman, Jerry, 1967
Also known as Oskar and Hassan Heiserman.
10 14 Hendrickson, Viola, 1967-1988
Herms' aunt.
10 15 Henger, Sue, 1981-1992
10 16 Hennum, Gerd, 1997
box
11, 315 Herms, Gaylyn Grace, 1983-1990, undated
box folder
11 1 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box folder
11 2-3 Herms, George, 1968-2001
Includes draft or unsent letters to family and colleagues.
box
11, 315 Herms, Lily Belle, 1972-2000, undated
box folder
11 4 1972-1979
11 5-6 1980-1988
11 7 1990-2000, undated
11 8 Childhood mail artworks, undated
box
315 Color photographs, undated
box folder
12 1-2 Herms, Louise Carlson, 1967-1984
box
12, 315 Herms, Margaret Nielsen, 1978-1980, undated
box folder
12 3 Papers
box
315 Color photographs
box
12, 315 Herms, Nalota, 1977-2000, undated
box folder
12 4 1977-1978
12 5-6 1984-1988
12 7 1993-2000
12 8 Undated
box
315 Color photographs, undated
box
13, 315 Herms, Pixie Guerin, 1997, undated
box folder
13 1 Papers
box
315 Slides
box folder
13 2 Herms, Wilder, 1975, undated
box
13-14, 315 Herms, William and Irene, 1965-1996, undated
box folder
13 3-5 1965-1967
13 6-7 1970-1974
13 8 1982-1987
box folder
14 1-2 1991-1996
14 3 Undated
box
315 Color photographs, undated
box
14, 315 Herms family, 1971, undated
Includes letters sent to the family.
box folder
14 4 Papers
box
315 Color photographs of Aeryl Herms
box folder
14 5 Hesseman, Howard, undated
14 6 Higgins, Dick, 1980, undated
14 7 Hillman, Bill, 1966-1982
Collector who commissioned Love Blocks.
box
14-15 Hirschman, Jack, 1967-1997
box folder
14 8-10 Papers
box folder
15 1 Light-Force, 1996,
15 2 Miscellaneous
15 3 Hoffman, Fred, 1991-1999
15 4 Holland, Diane, 1994-1996
15 5 Hopman, Ellen, 1983
box
15, 316 Hopper, Dennis, 1989-2001
Includes letters from Victoria Duffy Hopper, Tanya Childs (Victoria's mother) and Alexandra Childs.
box folder
15 6 Papers
box
316 Color photographs
box folder
15 7 Hopps, Walter, undated
Unsent letter from Herms.
15 8 Houser, Michael, 1987
15 9 Houston, Bruce, 1981
15 10 Hudson, Dennis, 1980-1981
15 11 Hunter, Corine, 1999
15 12 Hurst, Larry, undated
15 13 Impert, Walter, 1998-2001
Neighbor at 1st Street warehouse.
15 14 Isenberg, Michael, 1992
15 15 [Ises?], Bette, 1971
15 16 Jacobs, Jesse, 1975
15 17 Jahrmarkt, Billy, 1965-1966
15 18 Jameson, Eileene, 1979, undated
15 19 Janss, Edwin and Ann (collectors), 1974-1991
15 20 Jess (Burgess Collins), 1967-1992
box folder
16 1 Johnson, Alistair, 1991
16 2 Johnson, Ray, 1961-1993
Altered Herms' mails and sent back to Herms as mail art.
16 3 Jones, David, 1996
16 4 Jones, Don, 1967
16 5-6 Jordan, Lawrence, 1963-1967
16 7 Jordan, Patricia (Patricia Merle Topalian), 1961-1968, undated
16 8 Kallianiotes, Helena, 1987, undated
16 9 Karlstrom, Paul, 1975-1997
West Coast regional director of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art.
16 10 Kashara, Lorraine, 1980
Also signed letters as Blanche DuBois.
16 11 Kasmer, Bruce, 1994
16 12 Katz, Jerry, 1967-1995
16 13 Kaufman, Bob (Robert Grenell Kaufman), 1968
16 14 Keiserman, Mark, 1978
16 15 Kemper, Julian (collector), 1991
16 16 Kerwin, Barbara Wallis, 1992
16 17 Kessler, Chester, 1977-1992
17 1 Keys, Mae, 1972
17 2 Kienholz, Lyn, 1990
17 3 King, Frank, 1968
17 4 Kinnon, [Liz], 1998
17 5 Kirker, Art, 1979, undated
17 6 Klagsbrun, Nicole, 1991
17 7 Kogan, Victoria, 1981
Co-owner of Turnbull Lutjeans Kogan Gallery.
box
17, 316 Konradi, Ina, 1981
box folder
17 8 Papers
box
316 Negative
box folder
17 9 Kopriva, Gus and Sharon, 2001
17 10 Kos, Joe, 1975
Professor at University of Massachusetts. Materials includes black-and-white gallery shots.
17 11 Kreiter, Terry, 1995-1996
See also box 218, folder 11 for mail art.
17 12 Kriz, Jan, 1975
17 13 Kurhajec, Joseph, 1975
Lived adjacent to Herms' studio at the American Academy in Rome and led Herms to the junk yards.
17 14 Kurtz, Gayle, 2001
17 15 Lawrence, Mindy, 1982, undated
17 16 Levinger, Natalie and Ron, undated
17 17 Levitt, Peter and Joan Sutherland, 1980
Peter and Joan's wedding was performed by Herms.
box
17, 316 Levy, Nancy and Barry, 1998
box folder
17 18 Papers
box
316 Color photographs
box folder
17 19 Lewallen, Connie, 1978-1981
17 20 [Litsey?], K., 1982
17 21 Lodato, Betsy, undated
17 22 López, Martina, 1996
17 23 Los Angeles Poetry Center, 1970
Annotated postcards.
17 24 Lucoff, Kathy (collector), 1991, undated
17 25 Lutjeans, Phyllis, 1981, undated
Former curator at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (now Orange County Museum of Art) who later became a co-owner of Turnbull Lutjeans Kogan Gallery.
17 26 Lyte, Marjorie, 1995
17 27 Macheel, Gary, 1981
17 28 Macko, Alec and Jane, 1965-1970
17 29 Majima, Ryoichi, 1961-1982
Collaborated with Herms in the publication of July.
17 30 Maresco, Susan, undated
17 31 Marg, Sigmund, 1961
17 32 Margolis, William, 1969
17 33 Marlowe, Alan, 1964-1970
Once married to Diane DiPrima.
box folder
18 1 Marquard, Terry, 1970
18 2 Marr, Sally, 1995
18 3 Marsh, Anton, 1967-1996
18 4 Marshall, Scott, 1977-2001
18 5 Martin, Joan, 1992
18 6 Martin, John, 1994
Original founder of Black Sparrow Press.
18 7 Mason, Fred, 1962
18 8 Matsumoto, Yuki, 1961
18 9 May, Tony, 1975
box
18-19, 316 Mayo, Alberta, 1975-2001, undated
box folder
18 10-11 1975-1979
18 12-13 1980-1989
18 14-15 1991-1999
18 16 2000-2001, undated
box folder
19 1 Miscellaneous, undated
box
316 Color photographs, undated
box folder
19 2 McClure, Michael, 1965-1997
19 3 McNeill, Susan, 1985
19 4 Melchert, James and Mary Ann, 1984-1997
19 5-9 Meltzer, David, 1960-1998, undated
19 5 1960-1968
19 6 1970-1978
19 7 1980-1989
19 8 1993-1998
19 9 Undated
box
19, 316 Meltzer, Doug, 1977
box folder
19 10 Paper
box
316 Slide
box folder
19 11 Melvoin, Sandy and Michael, 1995-2001
19 12 Menafee, Sarah, 1984
19 13 Menkes, John, 1985-1987
19 14 [Merserman?], Oshar, 1965
19 15 Meyer, Anita and John, 1998
19 16 Meyer, Tom, 1965
19 17 Miedzinski, Charles, 1988-1991
19 18 Miller, Frank, 1996
19 19 Miller, George, 1977
19 20 Miller, Gregory, 1979-1981
19 21 Miller, Harriet, 1985-1986
Herms' supervisor at the Junior Arts Center.
box folder
20 1 Miller, Larry, 1979
20 2 Mills, Paul, 1980
20 3 Mills, Ron, 1979
20 4 Mollett, Michael (L.A. Dada), 1980-1982
box
20, 22, 316 Morehead, Cathy, 1977-1983
box folder
20 5-8 Papers
Folder 8 is SEALED in Cathy Morehead's lifetime per George Herms' request.
box folder
22 1 Sketch in pen
box
316 Color photographs
box folder
20 9 Moso, Laurel, 1975
20 10 Murdoch, Bob, 1974-1976
20 11 [Mussman?], Toby, 1967
box
20, 316 Myers, Ricky, undated
box folder
20 12 Papers
box
316 Color photograph
box folder
20 13 Naton, Paul, 1986
20 14 Naumann, Francis, 1990
20 15 Nelson, Rolf (Rolf Nelson Gallery), 1965-1966, undated
20 16 Newborg, Carol, 1984
Ceramicist who participated in the Jacaranda Festival.
20 17 Newland, Joseph, 1992
Collector who purchased works from Herms' Moonlight Exhibition at the Ambassador Hotel.
box folder
21 1 Newton, Richard (collector), 1969-1970
21 2 Nicholson, Natasha, 1984
box
21, 316 Nix, Marilyn, 1996
box folder
21 3 Papers
box
316 Color photograph
box folder
21 4 Nodal, Al, 1988
21 5 Noguchi, Mary, 1981
box
21, 316 Northrup, Philo, 1994
box folder
21 6 Papers
box
316 Color photographs
box folder
21 7 Norton, Bob, 1974, undated
21 8 Norton family, 1994, undated
21 9 Nowack, Wayne and Jean, 1966-1969
21 10 Obrist, Hans Ulrich (Museé d'Art Moderne), undated
21 11 O'Donell, K.A., 1996
21 12 O'Flynn, Thomas, 1997
21 13 O'Hamura, Arthur, 1977
21 14 O'Shea, Terry, 1967
21 15 Ouichi, Squid, 1985-1998
21 16 Paine, Stephen, 1968
Collector who purchased Clearspring (Love Press Book).
21 17 Patchen, Miriam, 1999
21 18 Patterson, Nancy, undated
Includes typewritten poems sent to Herms.
21 19 Paull, Peter, undated
box
21-22, 316 Peterson, Brian, 1968-1996, undated
box folder
21 20-22 Papers
See also box 22, folder 2 for related artworks.
box folder
22 2 Two artworks from correspondence
See also box 21, folder 22 for related correspondence, post-dated 12 Oct 1970.
box
316 Video prints
box folder
23 1 Pettibone, Richard, 1989
box
22-23 Pickens, Jean Paul and Mary Ann, 1967, undated
box folder
23 2 Papers
box folder
22 3 Collage
box folder
23 3 Pickens-Solem, Kayanne, 1998
23 4 Pillera, Crissi and Camille, 1966
23 5 Pincus, Robert, undated
23 6 Pinkins, Caitlin, 1992
23 7 Plagens, Peter, 1999
23 8 Pope, Just, 1965-1978
23 9 Portner, Dinah Berland, 1980
23 10 Prichard, C.R., 1994
23 11 Prokopoff, Stephen, 1975-1977
Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago from 1971 to 1977.
box
23, 316 Quinn, Joan and John, 1984-2000
box folder
23 12 Papers
box
316 Color photographs
box
23, 316 Rainey, Bill, 1994
Student at UCLA.
box folder
23 13 Papers
box
316 Color photograph
box folder
23 14 [Ransahoff?], Karen, 1975
23 15 Rappeport, Stuart, 1998
23 16 Reed, John, 1976-2000
23 17 Reth, John, 1999
23 18 Richer, Arthur and Betty, 1962-1993
23 19 Robinsons, Mary and David, 1987-1988, undated
box
23-24, 316 Romero, Idell T. (Aya), 1957-2001, undated
Romero also signed her name as Terata and Araya. Materials include some correspondence from both Elias (Lee) and Idell Romero.
box folder
23 20 1957-1959
23 21 1965-1968
box folder
24 1 1970-1978
24 2 1993-2001
24 3 Undated
box
316 Color photographs, undated
box folder
24 4 Rosenthal, Rachel, 1973, undated
24 5 Rowan, Bob, 1980
24 6 Rowe, Sandra, 1985
box
24, 317 Ruscha, Edward (Ed) and Danna, 1985-1999
box folder
24 7 Papers
box
317 Slides
box folder
24 8 Ryan, Jackie, 1966-1998
Sang at Pixie and George Herms' wedding in 1998.
24 9 Sackner, Marvin, 1984
24 10 Saindon, Carol, 1979-1982
24 11 Sallenbach, James, undated
24 12 Sargent, Richard, 1967
24 13 Sarkisian, Paul, 1963-1978
24 14 Schaffner, Ruth, 1981, undated
24 15 Schifrin, Arnold, 1984, undated
box
24, 317 Schlessinger, Norma, 1995
box folder
24 16 Papers
box
317 Color photograph
box folder
24 17 Schneemann, Carolee, 1990
24 18 Schönrock, Peter, 1996
24 19 Schröeder, John, 1976-1982
24 20 Schuess, Andy, 1981-1982
24 21 Schulze, Michael (assemblage artist), 1991
24 22 Schwartz, Therese, 1972
box folder
25 1 Scibella, Tony, 2001
25 2 Seemayer, Stephen, 1980
25 3 Segura, Phyllis, undated
25 4 Seitz, William and Irma, 1961-1985
25 5 Sellen, Michael, 1984
25 6 Selvage, Anthony Keith, 1972
25 7 Shapiro, Michael, 1992
box
25, 317 Shepherd, Elizabeth, 1989
box folder
25 8 Papers
box
317 Slides
box folder
25 9 Shimshak, Robert Harshorn (collector), 1993-1996
box
25, 317 Silber, Annette, 1985
box folder
25 10 Papers
box
317 Color photographs
box
25, 317 Simic, Charles, 1988-2000
box folder
25 11 Papers
box
317 Color photographs
box
25, 317 Simon, Steven, 1990
box folder
25 12 Papers
box
317 Color photographs
box folder
25 13 Sinclaire, Mehara, 1998
25 14 Sing, Laura, 1981
25 15 Slavin, Robert and Laurie, 1965-1992
25 16 Smith, Barbara, 1975, undated
Collector who purchased I remember batman.
25 17 Smith, Earl Birch, 1996
Participated in the Found Object Show.
25 18 Smith, Robert, 2001
25 19 Solnit, Rebecca, 1988-1990
25 20 [Southard?], Sally, 1984
box
25, 317 Spencer, Beth, 1993
box folder
25 21 Papers
box
317 Color photographs
box folder
25 22 Spratt, Frederick (Frederick Spratt Gallery), 1998-1999
25 23 St. Juste, Sandy, 1979
25 24 Ste. Marie, Paul, 1980
Visual Arts curator at the Long Beach Gallery.
25 25 Stein, Jean (collector), 1996
25 26 Steinhardt, Alice, 1984
25 27 Stevens, Linda (collector), 2000
25 28 Stevens, Victoria, 1988, undated
25 29 Stewart, Albert, 1989
25 30 Stewart, Timothea, 1980-1981
box
25, 317 Stockwell, Dean, 1968-1974
box folder
25 31 Papers
box
317 Color photographs
box folder
25 32 Stodder, John, 1979-1992
25 33 Stofflet, Fred, undated
25 34 Stuart, Annette, undated
25 35 Sullivan, Jack, 1983
25 36 Sussman, Deborah, undated
25 37 Swan, Edna and Wally, 1966
box folder
26 1 Tamblyn, Russ and Bonnie, 1973-2000
Russ is also credited as Russel Tamblyn and Russell Irving Tamblyn.
26 2 Tanner, Warren, 1983-1985
26 3 Teed, Tom and Beverly, 1966-1970, undated
26 4 Teraoka, Masami, 1980-1984
26 5 Teresa, Mark, 1995
Student at Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture.
box
26, 317 Teske, Edmund, 1966-1996
box folder
26 6 Papers
box
317 Color photographs
box folder
26 7 Thomas, Frank J., 1977-1999
26 8 Thornton, Ruth, undated
Gaylyn Grace's grandmother.
26 9 Thornycroft, Ann, 1981
26 10 Tigerman, Emily, 1997
26 11 Tucker, Barri, 1968
26 12-13 Turnbull, Betty and Glenn, 1965-1994
Betty was a curator at the Newport Harbor Beach Museum (now Orange County Museum of Art) who later became a co-owner of Turnbull, Lutjeans and Kogan Gallery.
26 14 Turnbull, Mark and Leslee, 1984
26 15 Turner, Richard, 1985
26 16 Uphorn, Dorothy, 1965
26 17 Valentine, Jinna and DeWain, 1986, undated
box
26, 317 Vallance, Jeffrey, 1980-1991
box folder
26 18 Papers
box
317 Color photographs
box folder
26 19 Van Duren, Case, 1987
26 20 Van Liew, Jerry, 1966, undated
Collector who purchased Kiss Theater.
26 21 Vangelisti, Paul, 1989
box folder
27 1 Wagner, Gordon and Virginia, 1965-1988, undated
27 2 Wagstaff, Christopher, 1975
27 3 Wagstaff, Samuel, 1966
box
27-28, 317 Walberg, Christopher, 1977-2001, undated
box folder
27 4 1977-1979
27 5-6 1980-1988
27 7-11 1990-1999
box folder
28 1 2000-2001
28 2 Undated
box
317 Color photographs, undated
box folder
28 3 Watson, Steven, 1995-1999
28 4 Weber, Nancy, 1981
28 5 Weiss, Ruth, 1963-1999
28 6 Westerman, H.C., 1968
28 7 Wheeler, Janel, 1988, undated
28 8 White, John and Sylvia, 1981
box
28, 317 White, Robin, 1963
box folder
28 9 Papers
box
317 Color photographs
box folder
28 10 White, Saul (Temple of Man), 1989
28 11 Wickman, Patty and Tim, 1987
28 12 Wiese, Michael, undated
28 13 Wilder, Nicholas (Nicholas Wilder Gallery), 1975
28 14 Wilpert, Karin, undated
box
28, 317 Wilson, Campbell, 1981
Student at UCLA.
box folder
28 15 Papers
box
317 Color photograph
box folder
28 16 Wingo, Michael, 2001
28 17 Wolf, Laura, 1994
28 18 Wood, Beatrice, 1988
28 19 Worden, John, 1967
28 20 Wright, Dion, 1965
28 21 Yao, John, 1992-1994
28 22 Zimmerer, Kathy, 1986
28 23-25 Zlotnick, Diana, 1965-1998, undated
Collector who purchasedCross andAstropoet Paul Mistrie (donated to MOCA). Materials include some newsletters.
box
22, 29-35, 317 Miscellaneous, 1950-2002, undated
Miscellaneous correspondence is comprised of unsigned letters and postcards, generic greeting cards, announcements, invitations and exhibition mailers.
box box
29 1 1950-1958
29 2 1961-1965
29 3 1966
29 4 1967
29 5 1968-1969
29 6 1970-1972
29 7 1973-1974
29 8 1975
29 9 1976
box folder
30 1-6 1977-1981
Includes a black and white photo of Herms and colleagues by photographer John Sasso.
box folder
22 4 1981
Correspondence from Ruth (last name unknown).
box folder
30 7 1982
30 8 1983-1984
box folder
31 1-3 1985
31 4 1986-1987
31 5 1988
31 8 1990
box folder
32 1 1991
32 2-3 1992
32 4 1993
32 5-6 1994
box folder
37 7 1995
box folder
32 8 1996
box folder
33 1-2 1997
33 3 1998
33 4 1999
33 5 2000
33 6 2001-2002
box
34-35 Undated
Box 35, folder 5 includes a black-and-white photograph of Herms. Box 35, folder 6 includes wedding materials for Joseph and Bonnie (last name unknown). Wedding performed by Herms.
box
317 Color photographs and slides, undated
Series II. Professional correspondence, 1962-2005, undated 10.59 Linear Feet (25 boxes)
This series includes correspondence relating to Herms' lectures, invitations to participate in exhibitions, business letters from museums and galleries most prominently L.A. Louver Gallery and Kathy Lucoff Fine Arts; Herms' public art proposals to the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and the City of Santa Monica; letters about Moon Dial; and Herms' applications for fellowships to various institutions.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically with undated materials, mailers and empty envelopes at the end.
Letters,
box folder
36 1 1962
Includes letter from the Pasadena Museum of Art regarding damages to "Macks."
36 2 1965
Includes a mailer from Norman Rose bookstore. Herms along with Alexander, Meltzer and Arthur Richer used to work at the bookstore's warehouse.
36 3 1966-1967
36 4 1968-1969
Includes a letter from Molly Barnes Gallery.
36 5 1970-1971
36 6 1972-1973
36 7-8 1974
Includes some correspondence from B. Dalton Bookseller.
36 9-10 1975
box folder
37 1 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst application, 1975
37 2-4 1976
37 5 National Endowment for the Arts, 1977
37 6 1977
37 7-10 1978
box folder
38 1 1979
38 2-5 1980
38 6-9 1981
box folder
39 1-2 1982
box
39-40 American Academy in Rome, 1982-1983
Includes subsequent letters, mailers and newsletters from the Academy from the 1980 to 2002.
box folder
39 3-10 1980s
box
40 Subsequent correspondence
box folder
41 1 1983
41 2-5 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 1983-1984
41 6 National Endowment for the Arts, 1984
41 7-10 1984
box folder
42 1-5 1985
42 6-8 1986
box folder
43 1 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc., 1987
43 2-3 1987
43 4-6 1988
box folder
44 1-6 1989
Herms' draft proposal to Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, LACTC.
44 7-10 1990
box folder
45 1-2 Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, 1990
45 2-8 1991
California Community Foundation (J. Paul Getty Fund for Visual Arts).
box
46 1992
Applications for J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. and National Endowment for the Arts.
box
47 1993
box folder
48 1-6 1994
48 7-10 1995
box folder
49 1-7 1996
Walker Art Center talk regarding The Berman Peace, included in the exhibition, Beat Culture and the New America.
box folder
50 1-4 1997
50 5-10 1998
Tie It On Event at the Bloomingdale's Newport Beach correspondence with color photograph.
box folder
51 1-4 1999
Proposal for the L.A. Art Association.
51 6-8 2000
box folder
52 1-4 2001
52 5-6 2002
52 7 2005
52 8-9 Undated
box
317 Color photographs, undated
box
52-53 Mailers, 1965-2000, undated
box folder
52 10 1960s
52 11-12 1970s
box folder
53 1-4 1980s
53 5-9 1990s
box folder
54 1 2000s
54 2-4 Undated
box
54-59 Empty envelopes, 1962-2001, undated
box folder
54 5-8 1960s
box
55 1970s
box
56 1980s
box folder
57 1-8 1990s
57 9 2000s
box
58-59 Undated
Series III. Journals and working notes, 1960-2009 8.42 Linear Feet (13 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)
Series III contains the notes, reflections, and daily materials that Herms refers to as comprising a snapshot of his brain. Often there are handmade calendars, astrological charts, and poetry. Some journals pertain to a specific project and may therefore overlap with Series IV. Project and exhibition files. Phone numbers, business appointments, and grocery lists appear in this series when found in combination with drawings or other artistic content, while exclusively mundane materials are more likely filed under Series X. Personal.
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order by year. Where the artist was not able to assign a specific year, he indicated the decade, as, for example, 1960s, or sometimes mid-1960s, or late-1960s. These files are grouped at the beginning of a given decade.
box
60 1960s
box
65 1960-1969
box
66 1970s, 1970
box
67 1971-1974
box
68 1974-1978
box
69 1978-1979
box
70 1980-1981
box
71 1982-1986
box
72 1986-1989
box
73 1990-1993
box
74 1994-1996
box
75 1996-1999
box
76 2000-2009, undated
flatfile
1** Astrological chart of the 20th century, undated
Series IV. Project and exhibition files, 1958-2001, undated 56.1 Linear Feet (55 boxes, 38 flatfile folders)
This series documents the artwork that Herms has produced for some fifty years. It contains files for projects such as public sculptures, as well as individual works on paper, photographs of work or work series, photographs of exhibitions, object lists and arrangements for exhibitions, photographs by Herms and occasionally of Herms, where the piece in question is part of a collaborative project with a photographer, such as James Fee. There is some overlap between this series and Series III. Journals, which may also contains notes and sketches for art projects. Series VI. Tap City Circus and Series VII. Love Press, also contain project files, and Series IV. inevitably contains Love Press material. The judgement as to where a given file should be categorized has been largely the artist's decision.
Arrangement
This series is arranged in chronological order. Herms often supplied the date of a given work or suggested a decade, such as the 1960s, or the late 1960s. These files are placed at the beginning of each decade, that is, preceding a specific date, such as 1962. Within each annual date, materials have been arranged in the following sequence: photo-based artwork, photographs of artwork, poetry, assorted/mixed media. Note that not every year contains material in each of these categories. Files from 1958 to 1980 have been cataloged in greater detail. Nearly half of the project files contain color photographs, negatives, or otherwise sensitive materials stored separately from the paper-based portion of the archive. Oversize boxes and flat file folders hold artwork such as collages, silkscreen prints, drawings, and paintings. Most of these large works are undated.
box
75, 318, 351*, 356* 1958-1959
box folder
318 1 Photographs of artwork: President is Dead
box
75, 351*, 356* Assorted/mixed media
box folder
75 1 Self-portrait
75 3 Portrait
75 2 Rasputin room materials? (1959-1960)
box
351*, 356* Jubilee drawings and paintings
box
75, 76, 318 1960s
box
75, 318 Photo-based artwork
box folder
75 4 Small photos/photocollage
box folder
318 2-4 Negatives
box folder
75 5 Louise and Nalota
75 6 Abstraction
75 7 Photocollage
75 8 Diane Di Prima
75 9 Ray Johnson and Louise
75 10 Louise and mattress spring
box
75, 318 Photographs of artwork
box folder
75 11 Unidentified collages
box folder
318 5 Hall of Saints
box folder
75 12 Balls series
75 13 Herms work shot by Wallace Berman
75 14 Leo Box with Louise and Nalota
75 15 Assemblages
75 16 Taurus Box
75 17 Aquarian Urn (cut-out)
75 18 Assemblage
75 19 No trespassing
75 20 Saturn Collage
75 21 Spit drawing
75 22 Assemblage/double exposure
75 23 Crest?
75 24 Herms in studio
box folder
76 8-10 Poetry
76 Assorted/mixed media
76 1 Enamel drawings
76 2 Crow quill drawing
76 3 Cover of Jack Hirshman's Blake
76 4 Spit drawing
76 5 Sketchbook
76 6-7 Assorted
76 11 Meat market
76 12 New Mirror of Vanities
76 13-14 Angel's Faint
76 15 Donuts for Duncan
76 16 Mongrelita
76 17 The Vanishing Point
76 18 Government (print)
76 19 Poem/prints
76 20 Full Moon Rite
76 21 Sign
box
76, 318 1960
box
76 Photo-based artwork
76 22 Double-exposures
76 23 Ocean; doily
box
76, 318 Photographs of artwork
box folder
318 6 The Poet
318 7 Hemorrage Throne
box folder
76 24 Five highs
76 Poetry
See also flat file folder 2**.
76 25 Various
flatfile
2** The God of Foxes has birthed a cub (poem for Nalota)
box
76 Assorted/mixed media
76 26 Collage/Christmas card
76 27 Rolf Nelson Gallery tombstone
box
77, 318, 350 1961
77, 318, 350 Photographs of artwork
box
77, 350 Batman Gallery Exhibition
box folder
77 1-4 Photographs
box item
350 D1 Digital images, undated
George Herms papers digital files (digital version available on-site only)

1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
box folder
77 5 Swing 'N Nail
box folder
318 10 Marcel please do chomp on this (1961-1962)
box folder
77 6-7 Poetry
box
77, 318 1962
box folder
77 8 Photo-based artwork: Chapel Abyss Cross
box
77, 318 Photographs of artwork
box folder
77 9 Burpee seed catalog
box
77, 318 Temple of the Sun
box folder
77 10 Black-and-white
box folder
318 11 Color
318 12 Assemblages
box folder
77 10 Assorted/mixed media: List of works, Aura Gallery
77 1963
77 Photographs of artwork
77 12 July 1234567...
77 13 Battle of Mill Creek
77 14 Feather Rooney (1963-1964)
77 15 The Holy Family (1963-1964)
77 16 Poetry
77 Assorted/mixed media
77 17-18 Hymn's Delight
77 19 Exhibition loan form
77 1964
77 20 Poetry
77 Assorted/mixed media
77 21 Price list of works (1964-1965)
77 22 Label
box
78, 318 1965
78, 318 Photo-based artwork
box folder
78 1-2 Louise and Nalota Herms
78 3 Hymn's Delight
78 4 Birth announcement
box folder
318 14 Jack Hirschman (negatives)
box
78, 318 Photographs of artwork
box folder
78 5 Capricorn Box and Pisces Box
78 6 Untitled assemblage
78 7 After Magic Cool
78 8 Everything is OK
78 9 Five Highs
78 10-11 Putrefaction
78 12 Aquarian Urn
78 13 Sagittarius Box
78 14 Iris firewater collages
box folder
318 15 Loosely scaled model of the universe
318 16 Foshay
box
78 Assorted/mixed media
78 15 Desire Caught by the Tail
78 16-17 Spring Visions
78 18 Announcement for Elias Romero concert
box
78,318 1966
box folder
78 20 Photo-based artwork: Double exposure of nude woman
box
78, 318 Photographs of artwork
box folder
78 21 Continuous variations
box folder
318 17 Assemblage boxes, black-and-white negatives
box folder
78 22 Poetry
78 23-24 1967: Assorted/mixed media
78 23 Dunk-a-luck
78 24 Three moons over Manhattan
box
78, 318 1968
box folder
78 25 Photo-based artwork: Horse with butterfly wings
box
78, 318 Photographs of artworks
box folder
78 26 Assorted
box folder
318 19 Wooden moonbeams
box folder
78 27 Poetry: Long Beach poetry reading
78 28-29 Assorted/mixed media
78 1969
See also flatfile folder 3** and 4**.
78 30-32 Photo-based artwork
78 30 Nude Herms with pole for Foggy Wagons 1969
78 31 Diane Di Prima for Hymns Delight 1969
78 32 Doily for Hymns Delight 1969
78 33-35 Photographs of artworks
78 33 Assorted works
78 34 The Cosmic Urge
78 35 Reed Live
78 36-40 Assorted/mixed media
See also flatfile folder 3** and 4**.
78 36-37 Faithquake planning
78 39 Faithquake opening
78 40 Molly Barnes Holiday Show and Exhibition (1969-1970)
flatfile
3** Moonbeams, original drawings mounted on board, for Faithquake exhibition
flatfile
4** Ink drawing of man/priest on board; Son, ink drawing on board
box
79, 318, 352*, 353*, 357*, 360*. 1970s
See also flatfile folders 10**-12**.
box
79, 318 Photo-based artwork
box folder
79 1 George and Louise Herms
box folder
318 22 Margaret Nielsen
318 26 Book plates as negative photoprints
box folder
79 2-7 Photographs of artwork
79 2 Works from Streaming
79 3 Tarzan Feathers
79 4 A Way of Life
79 5 Assemblage works
79 6 Headstone
79 7 Assemblage works
box folder
318 21 Pisces Dancers
318 23 L.A. Dadafest installation
318 25 Effluvia and collage
box folder
79 8-12 Poetry
79 8 After landing humanity...
79 9 Dflyab, Gagaku and I confess
79 10 As in basketball
79 11 Poetry and list related to Egg of Night
79 12 Poem for Louise
79 Assorted/mixed media
See also flatfile folders 10**, 11**, and 12**.
box folder
75 13-30 Various
flatfile
10**, 11**, 12** Balls effluvia
box
352*, 353*, 357* Collages, test prints, drawings, effluvia
box
360* Coffee filter pieces, hair pieces, collage/assemblages
box
80, 318 1970
See also flatfile folder 5*.
box folder
80 1-2 Photo-based artwork
80 1 Hymns Delight
80 2 Photograph of Ginger
box
80, 318 Photographs of artworks
box folder
80 3 Holiday exhibition and sale
box folder
318 27 Herms studio
318 28 Western Gate Ripple
box folder
80 5-9 Assorted/mixed media
See also flat file folder 5**.
80 5 Western Gate Ripple
80 6 Collage
80 7 Angel Paint drawing
80 8 Drawing of the Earth
80 9 Hard Core Porn
flatfile
5** Headstone series, drawing on board and collage/drawing on board
box folder
80 4 Poetry: Poem for Sonny Rollins
box
80, 318 1971
See also flatfile folder 6**.
box folder
318 29 Photographs of artworks: Assorted works, black-and-white negatives
box folder
80 10-14 Assorted/mixed media
See also flatfile folder 6**.
80 Palm Songs
80 10 Small pieces
flatfile
6** Round prints gang-mounted on black boards (1969-1971)
box folder
80 11 Sabian Exercises
80 12 Showdown at Fork Tongue Canyon
80 13 Trickle
80 14 Waiting for George
box
81, 318 1972
81, 318 Photographs of artwork
box folder
81 1 Surrealism is Alive
81 2 Live Jazz
box folder
318 30 Black-and-white negatives of a work, and of Herms
box folder
81 3-11 Assorted/mixed media
81 3-6 Cal State L.A.
81 7 West Coast group show, Crocker
81 8 The State of Landscape group show, Newport
81 9 Pseudo-obsidians sketch
81 10 Sketch (1972-73)
81 11 Nick Wilder gallery (1972-1973)
box
82, 318 1973
See also flatfile folders 7**, 8**, 9**.
box folder
82 1-2 Photo-based artwork
82 1 Streaming theater piece
82 2 Herms with Michael McClure at UC Davis opening
box folder
318 31 Photographs of artwork in Herms studio (1973-79)
box folder
82 3 Poetry: Typhoon Paper Poems (1973-79)
82 4-13 Assorted/mixed media
See also flatfile folders 7**, 8**, 9**.
82 4 KPFK folio with Herms cover
82 4-6 Nick Wilder gallery
82 7-12 UC Davis show
82 13 Prometheus Society
flatfile
9** Egypt , Lithograph, dirty, not stamped, unsigned
flatfile
7** Striding man with stars, Oral sex, ink drawings (1973-1974)
flatfile
8** Egypt, Dial-a-vision, Downtown, Thine Eyes, Lithographs, signed artist proofs (1973-74)
box
83 1974
83 1-3 Photographs of artwork: Bizarre Stars (1974-75)
83 4-8 Assorted/mixed media
83 4 LACMA Rental Gallery
83 5-6 Poets of the Cities show
83 7 Streaming Balls
83 8 On 39th birthday conceptualism is born statement
83 1975
See also flatfile folders 13**-16**.
83 9 Photo-based artwork: photograph of Herms in studio (1975-1976)
83 10-11 Poetry
83 10 Astropoet statement, Pseudonymphia
83 11 Poem regarding Neil Young Sequoia film
83 12-26 Assorted/mixed media
See also flatfile folders 13**-16**.
83 12-13 Catalyst
83 14 Collage and Assemblage in Southerm California
83 15 Exploding the Cube
83 16 Other Voices
83 17-18 Pseudonymphia
83 19 Sigmund Fletcher blimps created on Love Press
83 20-21 Quartet performance
83 22-24 Sequoia film with Neil Young
83 25 Jan Butterfield interview
flatfile
13** Collage made from parinted papers, dirt, hair
flatfile
14**, 15**, 16** Effluvia prints on heavy stock
box
84 1976
84 1 Poetry: Black Ace
84 2-8 Assorted/mixed media
84 2 What's Happening in L.A. Art?
84 3 San Antonio
84 4 Folies Bizarre
84 5 Choke magazine
84 6 Caracas video project
84 7 Sabian Exercises drawings
84 8 Invitation to dinner honoring Nick Wilder
box
84, 318 1977
box folder
84 9 Poetry: The tonic of fuller
84 10-26 Assorted/mixed media
84 10 Elsane
84 11 Teragram
84 12 Tar and feather
84 13 Collections lists
84 14 A Conversation With George Herms by Susan Larsen
84 15 Untitled collage
84 16 Word Works, press release
84 17 Untitled collages
84 18-20 Unbeknownst
84 21 Essay on photography
84 22-23 Trickle
84 24 Paintings and Sculpture in California, SF MOMA
84 25 Caberet Voltaire project
84 26 List of Herms collectors
box folder
318 32 Photos of artwork:Trickle
box
85, 318 1978
box folder
85 1 Photo-based artwork: George Herms portraits for Prometheus Archives
box
85, 318 Photographs of artworks
85, 318 Beauty assemblage
box folder
85 2 Black-and-white
box folder
318 24 Negative
318 33 Polaroids and negatives of sculptures
box folder
85 3-20 Assorted/mixed media
85 3 Realism-Points of View discussion materials
85 4 100+ Current Directions in Southern California show
85 5 Deja Vu show
85 6 Southern Exposure show
85 7 Sculpture 78 show
85 8 The Perfect Meal
85 9 Wizzie and Clod
85 10 CSUF loan form
85 11 Untitled print
85 12 Backdown town
85 13 A Painting Show, Mt. San Antonio
85 14 Light towers from within collage
box
85, 318 1979
See also flatfile folder 17**.
box folder
85 15-16 Photographs of artworks
85 15 The Poet, 1960 work with 1978 collector documentation
85 16 The Alcove of Beginnings
box folder
318 34 Western Gate Ripple
318 36 Color polaroids of collage works
318 35 Photo-based artwork: Prometheus
box folder
85 17-28 Assorted/mixed media: Prometheus Archives
See also flatfile folder 17**.
box
86, 319 1980s
box
86, 319, 365* 1980
See also flatfile folders 18** and 19**.
box
87, 320 1981
See also flatfile folder 20-23**.
box
88, 320 1982
88, 320 1983
box
89, 320 1984
See also flatfile folders 24**, 25**, 26**.
box
90-91, 320 1985
See also flatfile folders 27** - 28**.
box
92-93, 320 1986
box
93, 320 1987
box
94, 320 1988
See also flatfile folders 29** and 30**.
box
95-96, 321 1989
box item
348 C1 1 audiocassette. George Herms on KCRW, August 1989
box
96, 322, 323 1990s
box
96, 323 1990
See also flatfile folder 31**.
96, 323 1991
box
97, 324 1992
box
97-98, 324 1993
box
98, 324 1994
box
98, 325-327 1995
box
99, 327 1996
99, 327 1997
box
99, 328-329, 349 1998
See also flatfile folders 32** and 33**.
box item
349 V5-V6 First Street Bridge Project
3 videocassettes (VHS). First Street Bridge Project: Hiro Yamagata, Sculpture of Light; George Herms, Parade of Sculpture. Dir.: Peter Kirby. RT 23:00.
box
99, 329 1999
box
100, 330 2000-2001
box item
349 V4 Unidentified video, undated
box
101, 330 Miscellaneous, undated
box
354*, 355*, 358*, 359*, 361*-364* Assorted oversize artwork, undated
flatfile
34-39** Assorted untitled double oversize artwork, undated
box
318 Slides of artwork,
318 8-9 1960-1994
318 13 1963-1990
Series V. Research materials, 1913-2009, undated 7.3 Linear Feet (18 boxes)
The bulk of this series is a collection of newspaper, journal and magazine clippings with some featuring Herms' friends and artists such as Dennis Hopper, Walter Hopps, Man Ray, Betty Asher, Jack Kerouac, Masami Teraoka, Billy Al Bengston, Ed Moses, Charles Simic and Frank Gehry. Also included are photocopied materials, a few store catalogs, and black-and-white photographs relating to Herms' projects and interests.
Arrangement
Arranged in two subseries. First subseries is arranged chronologically with undated materials at the end. Second subseries is arranged alphabetically based on topics, most as originally labeled by Herms.
Series V.A. By dates, 1961-2009, undated 5.2 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Comprises clippings from various newspaper, journals and magazines featuring artists and their works.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically with undated materials at the end.
box folder
102 1 1961
102 2 1965
102 3 1968
102 4 1969
Includes an article from L.A. Times featuring Llyn Foulkes and family in Eagle Rock.
102 5-6 1970
102 7 1971
102 8-9 1972
Includes a photocopy of Avalanche featuring Vito Acconci in the Fall of 1972.
102 10 1973
102 11 1974
102 12 1975
box folder
103 1 1976
103 2-3 1977
103 4 1978
103 5 1979
103 6-7 1980
Includes a photocopy of "Breaking the Silence: An Interview with Bruce Nauman" by Joan Simon from Art in America.
103 8-9 1981
103 10-11 1982
box folder
104 1-2 1983
104 3-5 1984
104 6-8 1985
box folder
105 1-3 1986
Includes article featuring Ronald G. Robertson's "Assemblage" in L.A. Times and art collector Marcia Simon Weisman.
105 4-5 1987
box
106 1989
box
107 1990
box folder
108 1-4 1991
Includes article on Chris Burden's Vietnam Memorial piece and Christo'sUmbrellas.
108 5-7 1992
Includes Debby Doolittle's drawing on "The One Nine Special Editiditditidition" and Art Week's "Circumstantial Evidence: Robert Duncan: A Poet's Art at UC Berkeley," by Jack Foley.
box folder
109 1-4 1993
Includes Newsweek's "The Long Run to Venice: Louise Bourgeois lights up a dreary biennale," by Peter Plagens. Article in L.A. Times about Larry Walters.
109 5-8 1994
box
110 1995
box folder
111 1-3 1996
111 4-8 1997
box
112 1998
Includes a clipping of L.A. Times' "On to a New Canvas," by Susan Freudenheim, an article about Rachel Rosenthal.
box
113 1999
box folder
114 1-4 2000
114 5-6 2001
114 7 2002-2009
box
115 Undated
Flying Saucer by Paul Moller,Milestone Biography of Robert Irwin by William Wilson,Sculpture Salutes Plaza's Past by Herman Wong, an article about Isamu Noguchi andSquare Kids Acting Round, an article about the Beatniks.
Series V.B. By topics, 1913-2002, undated 3.2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Includes excerpts from publications and clippings relating to Herms' interests.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically with miscellaneous files at the end.
box folder
116 1 Abstract and avant-garde, 1980-1989
116 2 Archives, 1975-1996
116 3 Assemblage, 1977-2002
116 4-6 Astrology, 1967-1988
116 7 An auto-biography of a site investigation, undated
116 8 Basic supplies for graphics, undated
116 9 Binding, 1985
116 10 Bio-rhythm calculation, 1977
116 11 Boli, 1983
116 12 Brain, 1996
116 13-14 Cinema Guild, 1953-1965
116 15 The Color of Post Production, undated
116 16 Decades iconic representation, 2000
box folder
117 1 Fatherhood and child rearing, 1981-1984
117 2 "From origin to influence and beyond," 1985
117 3-4 Heroes, 1988-1997
117 5 Hopi culture, 1967-1969, undated
117 6 Human population growth, 1988
117 7 Human rights, 1988-1999
117 8 Jazz, 1997-2002
117 9 Language, 1975
117 10 List of museums for potential placement for work, undated
117 11 Marcel Duchamp, 1960-1968
117 12 Medical devices, 1913-1923
117 13 Notes on Odin Redon, undated
117 14 Paul Gauguin, 1981
117 15 Phaleg, 1961
117 16 Philosophy and esoteric knowledge, 1965, undated
box folder
118 1-2 Public art, 1985-1997
box
118, 331 Rome poems, undated
box folder
118 3 Papers
box
331 Color photograph and slides
box folder
118 4 "The Rejuvenation," undated
118 5 Sax Rohmer, undated
118 6-7 Santa Monica College of Design and Architecture course reader, 1984-1991
Course taught by Diane Buchler.
118 8 Science and technology, 1987-1990
118 9 Song of the Hittites, undated
118 10 Spirituality, 1972, undated
118 11 Stealth works, 1990
118 12 Study for unknown sculpture, undated
118 13 Surrealism, 1929-1952
118 14 Syzygial, undated
118 15 Triangles, 1970, undated
118 16 Van de Weyden's "Portrait of a Lady," 1953, undated
Painting formed component of Macks.
118 17 Watt's tower, 1984-1985
118 18 World machine sentences, undated
box
118, 331 Miscellaneous, undated
box folder
118 19 Black and white photographs and demo disk
Demo of Apache Havoc. 1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
box
331 Color photograph of a desert landscape
Series VI. Tap City Circus, 1960-2002, undated 0.42 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 flatfile folder)
This series contains material, often produced by Herm's Love Press, that Herms used in his nearly annual fundraising events. Essentially auctions, or raffles, to help sustain the artist and his family, these were invitation events where Herms would sell common household items along with art work, often to the accompaniment of music, and in general festivity. The name of the event evolved over time in continuous word play, from raffle to roofle, baffle, rawful, ruffle, earful, and eyeful. The series contains silkscreened or handprinted invitations, announcements, tickets, and other ephemera, along with photographs.
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order by year.
box
119 Assorted signs, lists, cards, prints, 1960-2002
flatfile
40** Rawful sign and number board, undated
Series VII. Love Press, circa 1959- circa 2002 4.17 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
This series documents the press that Herms created, initially as a hand press to print visual poetry. Most of the files contain examples of work Herms produced with the press, along with test prints, templates, or raw materials. Various versions of the press's mailing list appear in the files, along with some financial records and product brochures. This series overlaps significantly with Series IV. Work files, and the decision as to where a given item is filed was generally Herms'.
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order by year.
box
120-129 1959-2002
Series VIII. Teaching materials, 1976-2001, undated 2.91 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
This series is comprised of class rosters, correspondence, students' essays, Herms' teaching notes, yearbooks and photographs documenting Herms' teaching positions.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically with miscellaneous materials at the end. Major academic institutions' files are further arranged, usually with administrative files, including class rosters and instructor's evaluations, correspondence such as students' letters to Herms and school memoranda and teaching notes.
box folder
130 1-5 California State University, Fullerton, 1978-1979
130 1-4 Administrative
130 5 Correspondence
130 6 Claremont College, 1988
130 7 Junior Arts Center, 1987
130 8 Marcia Weisman Art Collecting Class, 1989
130 9 Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997
box folder
131 1 Mount Holyoke College, undated
131 2 Otis College of Art and Design, 1980-1998
131 3 Riverside Art Center and Museum, 1982
box
131-133 Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture, 1990-2000, undated
box folder
131 4-8 1990-1991
131 4-5 Administrative
131 6 Teaching notes
131 7-8 Correspondence
131 9-10 Students' statements of purpose
box
132 1992-1993
132 1-3 Administrative
132 4 Correspondence
132 5-6 Students' statements of purpose
132 7 Yearbook
box folder
133 1-3 1994-1995
133 1 Administrative
133 2 Correspondence
133 3 Yearbook
133 4-6 1996-1997
133 4 Administrative
133 5-6 Correspondence
133 7-10 1998-1999
133 7-8 Administrative
133 9 Notes
133 10 Correspondence
133 11 2000, undated
box folder
134 1-3 University of California, Irvine, 1976
134 1 Administrative
134 2 Notes
134 3 Correspondence
box
134-135 University of California, Los Angeles, 1980-1991
134-135 1980-1981
box folder
134 4-8 Administrative
134 9-10 Correspondence
box folder
135 1 Proposed graduate curriculum
135 2 Credentials
135 3 Notes
135 11-12 1990-1991
135 11 Administrative
135 12 Correspondence
135 4 1984-1985
135 5-9 1988-1989
135 5-8 Administrative
135 9 Notes
135 10 Correspondence
box folder
136 1-5 University of California, Santa Diego, 1985
136 1 Administrative
136 2 Notes
136 3-4 Correspondence
136 5 Miscellaneous
Includes programs for undergraduate festivals.
136 6-7 University of Denver, 1981
136 6 Administrative
136 7 Correspondence
136 8 Western Illinois University, 1977
136 9 Miscellaneous, 1980-2001
Includes undated and unknown teaching notes and administrative files and Pixie Herms' teaching files.
136 10 Students information, 1978-1997, undated
Files containing students' personal information such as grades, home addresses and telephones numbers are SEALED from 2009 to 2084 in accordance to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Series IX. Artworks, circa 1960- circa 1980, undated 8.32 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Three-dimensional artworks by Herms and colleagues.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically.
box
137 [Casting resins and hair?], undated
box
138 [Colored clays and crayons?], undated
box
139 [Do more... do it better?], undated
139 [Joker?], undated
box
140 September Is Song, undated
box
141 Score, 1981
box
142 Louise as Aphrodite for George by Lawrence and Patricia Jordan, 1960
box
143 Untitled by Louis Goodman, undated
Ladle?
box
144 Untitled by Louise Herms, undated
Embroidered shirt.
box
145 Untitled by Carol Saindon, undated
box
146 Unidentified, undated
Series X. Personal, circa 1935 - circa 2003 30.32 Linear Feet (62 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)
This series contains evidence of the artist's everyday life, including his financial papers, bills, and receipts; his children's school papers and art work; lists of phone numbers and groceries; phone messages; and an array of miscellaneous items, from wedding pictures to divorce papers, maps to medical records.
Arrangement
Arranged in seven groups of material, and in chronological order by year within each group. Materials cataloged under Assorted, are generally dated, while material in other groupings may not be.
box
147-165 Financial, 1965-2001 (19 boxes)
box
166-177, 236 Assorted, circa 1935 - circa 2003 (14 boxes)
box
166 Address books and lists 1964-1980s 0 folder(s)
166 31 1964: Date book used as address book
box folder
168 10 1970: George and Louise Herms family address book
1980s
box folder
171 15 Childbirth class address list
171 18 60s reunion artists address list
171 4 1984: American Academy in Rome directory
Audiovisual material 1970, undated
box item
348 C2-C3 2 Audiocassettes (VHS). "E & G 1" and "E & G 2," undated
348 R2 1 Audio reel. interviews and family recordings, circa 1970
box
166 Birth certificates, 1935-1965
166 1 1935: George Herms
166 6 1960: Nalota Herms
166 24 1965: Request for delayed certificate
box
166-177 Black and white photographs, 1930s-1998, and undated
1935-1959
box folder
166 2 Family photographs with George as child, late 1930s-late 1940s
166 3 Louise Herms and Helen Stoller, mid 1950s
1960s
box folder
166 8 George Herms in the nude
166 9 Suzanne
166 10 Karin and Lawrence in Malibu
166 13 Louise, Nalota and Lily Herms with Marge Curtis and Jeannie DiPrima in New York
166 16 Decayed photographs of unknown subjects
166 28 George and Lily Herms in Topanga
166 29 Louise Herms
166 30 Nalota Herms in Topanga
box folder
167 12 George and Louise in Topanga
box folder
166 7 1961: Nalota Herms as baby
166 12 1963: Nalota Herms as a child
166 14 1964: back window of Herms' Topanga studio with children looking out
1965
box folder
166 18 George, Louise and Lily Herms
166 19 George Herms hanging nude from tree
166 20 Lily Herms with pregnant Louise
166 21 Louise Herms with children
166 23 Nalota on Reed Herms memorial rock
166 25 Unidentified woman
box folder
167 1 1966: Lily Herms
167 4 1967: Nalota and Lily Herms in Topanga
1969
box folder
167 9-11 Herms family
167 13 Century plant in bloom at Topanga
1970s
box folder
168 5 George posed as Durer and wearing egg crate crown
168 6 Lily Herms with friend in photo booth
box folder
167 2 1970: George Herms half nude as Paul Mistrie alias
box folder
168 16 1972: PTA convention at Longfellow Elementary
168 22 1975: George Herms and Margaret Nielsen in photo booth
1979
box folder
169 12 George playing on bed with dog,
169 13 Zeitlin photo of drawing of palm trees sent to Margaret Nielsen
box folder
170 9 1983: Rome
box folder
171 7 1985: Two George Herms portraits mounted as postcards
box folder
172 29 1990s: George Herms portrait mounted as post card
box folder
175 5, 7-8 1998: George Herms and Pixie Guerin wedding photographs
box folder
177 9 Undated: Unidentified man on napkin
Color photographs, 1950s-2001, undated
box
332 1960-1984
box
333 1985-1987
board
334 1988
box
335 1989-1992
box
336 1990-1994
box
337 1995
box
338 1996
box
339 1997
box
340-342 1998-1999
box
343 2000
box
344 2001, undated
box
169, 172 Divorce papers, 1979-1995
box folder
169 16 1979: Margaret Nielsen dissolution papers
box folder
172 19, 23 1995: Gaylyn Grace divorce cover letters
box
170, 171-172, 174 Drivers licenses, 1979-1996
box folder
170 14 1979
170 15 1983
box folder
171 9 1987: Interim permit
box folder
172 21 1995: Interim permit
box folder
174 16 1996
box
166, 168-169, 171-172, 174 Family memorabilia, 1965-1998
box folder
166 22 1965: Note on death of Reed Herms
box folder
169 4 1970s: Handmade flier for found dog
box folder
168 14 1971: Nalota Herms flute lessons
168 18 1972: Giftwrap handmade for Nalota Herms
box folder
169 5 1975: Wizzie and Clod cards
169 8 1977: Lily Herms report cards
box folder
171 2 1984: Gaylyn Grace Social Security reminder
1985
box folder
171 11 Birth of Graeson Wilder Herms
171 12 Wilder Herms baby footprint
171 22 1987: Lily Herms Humboldt State commencement
171 27 1989: Birth of Aeryl Forrest Herms
box folder
172 2 1990s: Wilder and Aeryl Herms library card applications
172 1 1990: Woodland, California pictorial calendar
172 11-13 1991: Herms family reunion and family tree
box folder
174 13 1998: Aeryl Herms 9th birthday party
box
167-169, 171, 177 Evictions, inspections and leases, 1969-2002
box folder
167 8 1969: Substandard property notification, Topanga
box folder
168 17 1972: Eviction papers, Topanga
1980s
box folder
169 29 Property inspection, Military Avenue, Venice
box folder
171 16 Inspection report, Military Avenue, Venice
171 19 1986: Building inspection notice
171 29 1988: Property lease cover letter
box folder
177 6 2002: Eviction, 1001 East First, L.A.
box
166, 168, 171-172 Medical, 1965-1992
box folder
166 17 1965: Blood donation
box folder
168 9 1970: Louise Herms hospital admission
box folder
171 14 1985: George Herms lung infection
box folder
172 1 1992: Aeryl Herms childhood evaluation
box
168, 174 Passports, 1974-1997
box folder
168 20 1974
box folder
174 5 1979, 1997
box
167-172, 174, 177 Travel documents and souvenirs, 1967-2000
box folder
167 5 1967: Itinerary for Canada, Amsterdam, Spain, Africa and South America
box folder
168 13 1971: California map
168 21 1974: Trip to Britain, France and Netherlands
1975
box folder
168 23 Joshua Tree family camping trip
168 24 Grand Canyon
box folder
169 1 San Francisco
1977
box folder
169 6 Southwestern U.S. road trip
169 7 Macombe, Illinois
169 14 1978: Western U.S. map
169 14-15 1979: European trip with Margaret Nielsen
1980
box folder
169 1 Indianapolis
169 24 La Fonda and Rosarito
169 25 New York City
1981
box folder
170 2 San Francisco trip with Cathy Morehead
170 3 Grand Canyon
1982
box folder
170 4 L.A. to Denver road trip
1983
box folder
170 6-8, 10-11 Rome, Italy
170 11-12 Pennsylvania to L.A. road trip with Gaylyn Grace
box folder
171 20 1986: San Francisco to Los Angeles
171 23 1987: South Coast Botanical Gardens
171 26 1988: New York City and Boston
box folder
172 27 1980s: Big Sur and Bellingham
172 14 1991: San Jose
172 16 1992: Portland, Oregon
172 17 1993: Wilder Herms trip to Denver
172 22, 24-25 1995: New York City and Massachusetts
1996
box folder
174 2 Minneapolis Walker Art Center
174 3-4, 6 San Francisco
174 7 1997: Catalina Island trip with Pixie Guerin
1998
box folder
174 12 Huntington Library
174 14 Wilder and Aeryl Herms trip to Portland, Oregon
174 15 San Francisco
2000
box folder
174 1, 8 Sequoia family camping trip
box folder
177 3 Amsterdam
box
166-167, 171-172, 175-176 Weddings, 1950s-1998
box folder
166 4-5 1960s: Brass wedding rings
box folder
167 5 1968: Vows by Herms for Neil and Susan Young
box folder
171 5 1984: Marriage to Gaylyn Grace
box folder
172 8 1990: Wedding performed by Herms for Reinlieb and Edwards
box
175-176 1998: Marriage to Pixie Guerin
box
166-174, 177 Varia, 1962-2002 and undated
1960s
box
168-171, 174, 177 Business cards
box folder
167 2 Cancelled stamps
box folder
166 27 Lock box combination
box
166-172, 174, 177 Notes, doodles and other paper artifacts
box folder
166 11 1962: Flier for a general strike
1966
box folder
167 2 Customs declaration, Billy Jahrmarkt
167 3 Topanga business directory
167 7 1968: Ronnie folder with calendar pages and poetry
box folder
168 12 1971: Clinometer
168 15 1972: Voter registration
box folder
169 17 1979: OC certificate of merit for Thomas Garver
1980
board folder
169 28 Desk planner, unused
box folder
169 23 Table seating card for Cathy Morehead
169 26 Temporary car license plate
box
171, 174 1982: Membership cards
box
169, 171 1984: Los Angeles Olympics Games tickets
box folder
171 21 1987: Martin Luther King paper fan
box folder
172 9 1990s: Home-made paper hat
172 18 1993: Traffic ticket issued to Herms
172 20 1994: Sign, visit by Dennis Hopper and Jean Stein
box folder
174 1 1996: Termination of parking agreement
box
173 1998: Invitation on rainbow scarf
2000
box folder
177 2 Obituary for horse trainer, Edwin Gregson
177 4 Wilder Herms in studio, laser print
box
178-179, 366*-368* Children's art, circa 1965 - circa 1995 (2 boxes, 6 oversize boxes)
See also flat file folders 41** and 42**.
box
180-182 School papers, circa 1970 - circa 2002 (3 boxes)
box
183-186 Notes, circa 1960 - circa 2000 (4 boxes)
box
187-188 Parent Teacher Association (PTA), 1971-1995 (2 boxes)
box
189-190 Telephone message books, 1994-2001 (2 boxes)
Series XI. Clippings and biography files, 1967-2000, undated 1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
The series comprises of newspaper, journal and magazine clippings about George Herms and his works.
Arrangement
Arranged in two subseries.
Series XI.A. Biography files, 1975-2000 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Contains Herms' work applications universities; several curricula vitae; biographies written by other people, some with Herms' annotations; lists of collectors, shows and works compiled over the years.
Arrangement
Arranged topically.
box folder
193 1-3 Curricula vitae, 1976-1996
193 4 Herms' biography, 1975-2000
Written by others including an excerpt from "Assemblage in California," written by John Copland, Fidel Danieli's essay about Herms for Artweek and comments from children.
193 5 Lists of shows and works, 1980-1993
193 6 List of collectors, 1986-1997
193 7-9 Applications, 1992-1996
Applications to U.C. Davis, U.C. Irvine and Yale University.
Series XI.B. Clippings, 1967-2000, undated 1.1 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Contains clippings from newspapers and journals featuring Herms and his works.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically with undated materials at the end.
box folder
193 10 1967
193 11 1969
193 12 1970
193 13 1972
Includes an article featuring Herms and Effluvia.
193 14 1973
193 15-16 1975
Includes Environment and The New Art: 1960-1975 that described Herms "Alive Box" commissioned by Bill Hillman.
193 17 1976-1977
193 18-19 1978
box folder
194 1 1979
194 2-3 1981
Includes three copies of Artists News, Vol.4 No.4, with Love Press logo on the cover, an article on Herms' "Scores" installation at the University of Denver and reviews of Collage and Assemblage at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
194 3 1982-1983
194 4 1984
Includes several articles on MacArthur Park.
194 5 1985-1986
194 6 1987
194 7 1988
194 8-9 1989
Includes a California Artists Calendar featuring Herms' "Song for Hope," mixed media, 1987 and several articles on "Moon Dial."
194 10 1990
194 11 1991
box folder
195 1 1992
Includes "Metaphors for the human spirit" from the San Francisco Examiner, "Sixty-six Things About the California Assemblage Movement" by Michael McClure from Artweek and "George Herms: The Secret Archives," by Peter Frank from LA Weekly.
195 2 1993-1994
Includes "Love and Rubbish," by Ken Johnson from Art in America, "George Herms; The Secret Handwriting of Eternity," by Rosetta Brooks from ArtSpace.
195 3 1995
Includes a review of Shooter, 1980 and Worlds in a Box exhibition.
195 4 1996
Includes review for Balcony, 1994 and "The Beats at The Whitney" by John Grady.
195 5 1997
Includes several reviews of Sunshine Noir: Art in L.A., 1960-1975.
195 6 1998-2000
195 7 Undated
Series XII. Artist Files, 1946-2002, undated 26.43 Linear Feet (50 boxes, 20 flatfile folders)
Artist files contain the work of more than 200 artists, and include manuscripts, small works of art, printed matter, posters, and photographs. Artists represented in this series overlap considerably with those in Series I.Correspondence, as they are largely the California artists and writers who were and are Herms' friends and colleagues.
Arrangement
Arranged in alphbetical order by the artists' last names.
box
196, 346 Abeles, Kim, 1991
box folder
196 1 Papers
box
346 Slides
box folder
196 2 Akawie, Tom, 1974
196 3-4 Albuquerque, Lita, 1974-1994
196 5 Alexander, Peter, 1974-2002
box
196, 197 Alexander, Robert (Temple of Man), 1957-2000
box folder
196 6-34 1957-1979
box
197 1980-2000
box folder
198 1 Allen, Jackson, 1975
198 2 Alpert, Herb, 1990-2001
198 3-4 Altoon, John, 1979-2000
198 5 Antin, Eleanor, 1976-2000
198 7 Arnold, Steven, [1970?]
198 8 The Art Guys, 1994-2001
198 9 Asher, Betty, 1994-1995
198 10 Asher, Michael, 1970
198 11 Atascadero, 1969
box folder
199 1 Babe, Thomas, 1982
199 2 Bachenheimer, Beth, 1998-2000
199 3 Balanchine, George, 1983
199 4 Baldessari, John, 1977-1997
199 5 Barnes, Molly, 1995
199 6-9 Basil, Toni, 1974-1978
199 10 Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1998-1999
box item
350 D2 Beat poets and Artists, 1996
George Herms papers digital files (digital version available on-site only)

1965, Photography by Larry Keenan. 1 computer disc (floppy disk) : 3 1/2 in.
box folder
199 11 Beattie, Crystal, undated
199 12-25 Beattie, Paul, 1961-2001, undated
box folder
200 1 Bell, Larry, 1981
box
200, 369* Bengston, Billy Al, 1978-2001, undated
box folder
200 2-3 Papers
box folder
369* 1 Oversize material
box folder
200 5-9 Bentley, Wilder, 1970-2001, undated
box
200, 369* Bereal, Ed, 1965-1990, undated
See also flatfile folder 43**.
box folder
200 10 Papers, 1977-1990
box folder
369* 2 Oversize material, undated
flatfile
43** Church drawings, 1965
box folder
200 11 Berlant, Tony, 1975-2001
200 12 Berman, Tosh, 1986-1997
box
201-202, 369* Berman, Wallace, 1960-1997, undated
See also flatfile folder 44** for related materials.
box folder
201 1-26 Papers and mail art, 1960-1997, undated
box
202 Radio/Aether Series, 1966-1974
box folder
369* 3-5 Oversize materials, 1966-1977
flatfile
44** Third Los Angeles film festival poster, 1964
box folder
203 1 Beuys, Joseph, 1986
203 2-3 Bolin, Bart, 1950
203 4 Bowen, Michael, 1973-1978
203 5-6 Brach, Paul, 1983-1987
203 7-8 Brakhage, Stan, 1981, undated
203 9-14 Branaman, Bob, 1969-2000, undated
203 15 Brice, William, 1979-2000
203 16 Brittin, Charles, undated
203 17 Brod, Michael, undated
203 18 Brown, Frankie, 1984
203 19 Brown, Joan, 1960-1999
203 20 Bruce, Chris, 1976
203 21 Buckley, Wayne, 1975
203 22-23 Bukowski, Charles, 1970, undated
203 24-26 Burden, Chris, 1971-1989
203 27 Bureal, Ed, undated
203 28 Burkhardt, Hans, 1997-1998
203 29 Burroughs, William, 1990-1996
flatfile
45** Byers, James Lee, A White paper will blow through the streets, 1964
box folder
204 1 Caja, Jerome, 1994-1999
204 2 Calder, Alexander, 1984, undated
204 3-4 Cameron, 1964, undated
204 5 Caputo, Mauro, 2001
204 6 Card, Greg, 1970-1982
204 7 Caroompas, Carole, 1974-1984
204 8 Carr, Peter, 1969
flatfile
46** Caruthers, John, 1975
box folder
204 9 Cavialle, 1991
204 10 Cheng, Carl, 1988
box
204, 345 Cheng, Kai Bob, 1990
box folder
204 11 Papers
box
345 Slide
box folder
204 12 Christo, 1976-1980
box
204-205 Conner, Bruce, 1960-2001
box folder
204 13-30 1960-1978
box
205 1981-2001
box folder
206 1 Copley, Bill, 1993-1996
206 2 Cornell, Joseph, undated
206 3 Cousins, Norman, 1976
box item
349 V2 Cragg, Tony, undated
1 videocassette (VHS). Tony Cragg: In Celebration of Sculpture. Dir.: Chris Felver. RT 60:00.
box folder
206 4 Crowley, Aleister, undated
206 5 Crumb, Robert, undated
206 6 Crutchfield, William, 1982
box
206, 369* Curtis, Ron, 1960, undated
box folder
206 7 Papers, undated
box folder
369* 6 Oversize material, 1960
box folder
206 8 Cypis, Dorit, 1997-1998
box folder
207 1 D'Agnenica, Jill, 1994
207 2 Danieli, Fidel, 1975-1977
207 3 David, Tina, 1994
207 4 Davidson, Rick, 1990
box folder
369 7 Davis, Ron, 1967
box folder
207 5 Dawson, Diane, 1979
207 6 De Brier, Sampson, 1995
207 7-8 DeFeo, Jay, 1985-1997
box
207, 369* Delap, Tony, 1975-1988
box folder
207 9 Papers, 1976-1988
box folder
369* 7 Oversize material, 1975
flatfile
47** Della Francesca, Piero, poster undated
box folder
209 1 Dill, Guy, 1977-1986
209 2-3 Dill, Laddie John, 1974-2001
209 4 Dillon, Paul, 1979-1984
209 5 Dine, Jim, 1985
box
207-208 DiPrima, Diane, 1964-2000
box folder
207 10-16 1964-1969
box
208 1970-2000
flatfile
48** Disney studios, "Haunted mansion" movie poster, undated
box folder
209 6 Dossi, Ugo, 1974-1975
209 7-8 Doyle, Kirby, 1963-1964
209 9-10 Duchamp, Marcel, 1978
209 11 Dull, Harold, 1958
209 12 Duncan, Robert, 1972-1988
box folder
210 1-3 Eatheron, Tom, 1966-1991, undated
210 4 Eden, William, 1991
210 5 Edge, Anne E., 1980
210 Edge, Doug, 1970-1989
See also flatfile folder 49**
210 6 Papers, 1989
flatfile
49** Poster, 1970
box folder
210 7 Edwards, Greg, 1998-1999
210 8 Ernst, Max, 1975
210 9 Factor, Betty and Monte, 1962
210 10 Fee, James, 1996-1998
210 11 Felger, Richard, 1971-1973
210 12 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1999
210 13 Fiorello, Sabato, 1976-1987
210 14 Flavin, Dan, 1977-1995
210 15 Fles, John, 1966-1970
210 16 Flores, Elsa, 1985-1993
210 17 Flores, Gene, 1980-1982
box folder
211 1-4 Foley, Jack, 1960-1996
211 5-8 Foulkes, Llyn, 1966-1998, undated
211 9-10 Fram, Michael, 1967-1968
211 11 Frame, John, 1984-1999
211 12 Francis, Matt, 1989-1998
211 13-14 Francis, Sam, 1978-1999
211 15 Francis, Sid, 1970
211 16 Frank, Peter, 1975
211 17 Frankenthaler, Helen, 1989
211 18 Frey, Viola, 1986-1990
211 19-20 Friedman, Ken, 1977-1979, undated
flatfile
50** Fulton, Hamish, 1978
box folder
212 1-2 Gach, Gary, 1970-1974
212 3 Garner, Philip, 1983-1986
212 4-6 Gehry, Frank, 1984-2001
212 7 Geib, Dona, 1991
212 8 Gilbert, John, undated
212 9 Gilbert, Neil (Christopher), undated
212 10 Gilhooly, David, 1977-1994
212 11 Gilles, Myranda, 1987
212 12-13 Ginsberg, Allen, 1975-1997
212 14 Gleason, Mat, 2000
212 15 Glovaski, Douglas, 1998
box folder
231 4-5 Gogh, Vincent Van 2000-2001
box folder
212 16 Goldenstein, Jack, 1972
212 17 Goode, Joe, 1972-2002
212 18 Goodman, Laska, 1970
212 19 Gould, Peter, 1995
212 20 Gowin, Wolf, 1994
212 21-24 Graham, Robert, 1977-2000
212 25-27 Gray, Bill, 1972-1997, undated
212 28 Gregory, Robert, 1987
212 29-30 Grieger, Scott, 1977-1993
212 31 Gronk, 1978-1991
212 32 Grooms, Red, 1987-1990
box
213, 345-346 Guerin, Pixie, 1993-1998, undated
box
213 Papers
box
345-346 Color photographs and negatives
box folder
214 1 Hardy, Don Ed, 1997-2000
214 2 Hedrick, Wally, 1976-1994
214 3 Hefferton, Phil, undated
214 4-6 Heiserman, Jerry, 1965
Also known as Hassan and Oskar Heiserman.
214 7 Herman, Erich, undated
214 8-16 Herms, Louise, 1960-1970
214 17 Herms, Polly, undated
flatfile
51** Herold, Rick, 1969
box folder
214 18-19 Hershman, Lynn, 1975-1998
214 20 Higgins, Dick, 1966-1987
box
215 Hirschman, Jack, 1972-2001, undated
box folder
216 1 Hockney, David, 1976-2001
216 2 Holland, Diane, 1997
216 3 Holland, Tom, 1965-1989
216 4 Holste, Tom, 1976-1985
216 5 Hopkins, Henry, 1997-1998
216 6-21 Hopper, Dennis, 1973-2001, undated
216 22 Hopper, Edwards, 1980
216 23-24 Hopps, Walter, 1976-2001
216 25 Houston, Bruce, 1972-1987
box folder
217 1-6 Idell (Aya Romero), 1963-1988
217 7 Ikegawa, Shiro, 1978
217 8 Indiana, Robert, 1968
217 9-11 Irwin, Robert, 1970-1994
217 12 Jackson, Richard, 1980-1992
217 13-20 Jahrmarkt, William, 1965-1967
217 21 Janz, Robert, 1977
217 Jess, 1951-1993
See also flatfile folder 52**.
217 22-24 Papers, 1951-1993
flatfile
52** Posters, 1967
box folder
217 25 Johns, Jasper, 1978
217 26-27 Johnson, Ray, 1960-2002
217 28 Jones, Allen, 1982
217 29 Jordan, Larry, [1960?]
box item
349 V3 Judd, Donald, undated
1 videocassette (VHS). Donald Judd's Marfa Texas. Dir.: Chris Felver. Commentary by John Yau. RT 24:52.
box folder
218 1 Kahn, Steve, 1979-1980
218 2 Kallianotes, Helena, undated
218 3 Kauffman, Craig, 1995, undated
218 4 Kaufman, Bob, 1989
218 5 Kelly, Ellsworth, 1973-1985
218 6-7 Kienholz, Ed, 1974-1996
218 8 Kilgour, Scott, 1988
218 9-10 Kostabi, Mark, 1987-1996
218 11 Kreiter, Terry, 1996-1998
218 12 Kyle, Anne, 1977
box folder
219 1 Lake, Larry, 1987
219 2 Lawrence, Ken, 1971
box
219, 346 Lehrman, Stuart, 1991
box folder
219 3 Papers
box
346 Slide
box folder
219 4 Levitt, Peter, 1975-1979
219 5 Lewitt, Sol, 1975-2000
219 6 Lichtenstein, Roy, 1977-1995
219 7 Linich, Billy, 1966
box folder
369 8 Lloyd, Gary, 1987
box folder
219 9 Lowen, Barry, 1985
219 10 Lynch, David, 1987-1995
box folder
220 1 MacLise, Angus, 1974
box folder
219 8 Mac Low, Jackson 1975
box folder
220 2-6 Margolis, William, 1948-1999
Includes several books of poems, most notably A Book of Touch.
box folder
221 7 Mason, Petri, 1969
box folder
369 8 Matarazza, Francine, 1987
box folder
221 1-6 Martin, Don, 1950-1991
221 8 Mayo, Alberta, 1987
221 9 McClure, Amy Evans, 1998-1999
box
221, 348 McClure, Michael, 1960-1999, undated
See also flatfile folders 53** and 54**.
box folder
221 10-38 Papers, 1961-1999
box item
348 R1 Reading at the Lion House, circa 1960
flatfile
53** Muscled Appl eSwift poster, undated
flatfile
54** Love Lion Lioness poster, undated
box folder
222 1 McCraken, John, 1993
222 2 McMillen, Michael, 1977-1980
222 3 Meek, Park, 2000
box
222, 346 Meltzer, David, 1959-1990, undated
box folder
222 5-22 Papers
box
346 Color photograph
box folder
222 23 Meltzer, Doug, 1990
222 4 Menefee, Sarah, 1993
box folder
223 1-3 Michiline, Jack, 1976-1995
box
346 Microlux, Wallace Heaton, 1990
box
223, 369* Miller, George, 1971-1977
box folder
223 4 Papers, 1977
box folder
369* 8 Oversize material, 1971
box folder
223 5 Miro, Joan, 2001
223 6-7 Mollett, Michael, 1979-1980
223 8 Moore, Henry, 1977
223 9-11 Morehead, Cathy, 1980-1993
223 12 Morgan, Lee, undated
223 13 Moses, Ed, 1976-2002
223 14 Motherwell, Robert, 1977-1999
223 15 Murrill, Gwynn, 1972-1987
box
349 Musicians and vocalists, assorted (LPs), 1960-1990?
box
224, 369* Nauman, Bruce, 1973-1993
box folder
224 1-2 Papers, 1973-1993
box folder
369* 9 Oversize material, 1975
box folder
224 3 Neil, Al, 1972
224 4 Neri, Manuel, undated
224 5 Neruda, Pablo, 1991
224 6 Nevai, Andrew, 1978
224 7 Newton, Helmut, 1976
224 8 Nicholson, Natasha, 1977-1983
224 9-19 Nielsen, Margaret, 1970-1995
224 20 Nodal, Al, 1987
box folder
225 1-2 Okulick, John, 1976-1987
225 3 Olson, Charles, 1980
225 4 Oppenheim, Meret, 1988
225 5-6 Page, Ann and Richard Yokomi, 1976-1987
225 7 Parker, Laura, 1991
225 8 Parker, Ray, 1970
225 9-10 Perkoff, Stuart, 1970-1979
225 11-15 Peterson, Brian, 1965-1972
225 16 Petrie and Robie, 1970
225 17 Picabia, Francis, undated
225 18 Pickens, J.P., 1960
Pickett, Lenny, 1987
Originally found in Bruce Connor file.
box item
348 C4 1 audiocassette. Gershwin. Poems by Jack Foley performed by Jack and Adelle Foley, 1991
348 C5 1 audiocassette. Lenny Pickett with the Borneo Horns, 1987
box folder
225 19-22 Pope, Just, 1959
225 23 Price, Ken, 1977-2001
box folder
226 1 R. E., undated
226 2 Ramos, Vincent, 1995-2000
226 3 Rangel, Bill, 1989
226 4 Rauschenberg, Robert, 1974-2001
box
226, 369* Reed, John, 1974, undated
box folder
226 5 Papers, 1974
box folder
369* 10 Oversize material, undated
box folder
226 6 Reinhardt, Ad, 1988-1991
226 Richer, Arthur, 1946-1976, undated
See also flatfile folder 55**.
226 7-17 Papers 1946-1976
flatfile
55** Drawing, undated
box folder
227 1-3 Rios, Frank T., 1982-1995
227 4-5 Rivers, Larry, 1965-1991
227 6 Robinson, Leo, 1980-1984
227 7 Rose, Norman, 1983
227 8 Rosenthal, Rachel, 1974-1990
box folder
369 11 Ross, R.L., 1969
box folder
227 9 Rothenberg, Erika, 1988-1994
227 10 Rothenberg, Jerome, 1977
227 11-12 Rudhyar, Dane, 1972
flatfile
56** Ruppersberg, Allen, Posters, 1988, undated
box
227 Ruscha, Edward, 1975-2001
See also flatfile folder 57**.
flatfile
57** Brave men run in my family, poster, 1984
box folder
227 13 Papers, 1975-2001
227 14 Ruscha, Paul, 1976
box
228, 370* Saar, Betye, 1973-1985
box folder
228 1 Papers, 1973-1985
box folder
370* 1 Oversize material, 1973
box folder
228 2 Saindon, Carol, 1991
228 3-4 Salerno, Michael, 1983-2000
228 5 Sarkisian, Paul, 1970-1981
box item
348 CD1 Savage, David, 2000
Absolute Silence (CD). 1 audio disc (60 min.): digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
box folder
228 6 Shapiro, Miriam, 1973-1994
228 7 Schindler, Rudolf M., 1977
228 8 Schnabel, Julian, 1987
228 9 Schneemann, Carolee, 1994-2000
228 10-12 Shroeder, John, 1974-1993
228 13-14 Schuessler, Andy, 1981-1998
228 15-16 Scibella, Tony, 1977-2001
228 17 Seemayer, Stephen, 1976-1979
228 18 Seitz, Bill, 1974
228 19 Seltz, Peter, undated
228 Serra, Richard, 1970-1986
See also flatfile folder 58**.
228 20 Papers, 1970-1986
flatfile
58** Poster, 1970
box folder
370 1 Shaw, Richard, 1979
box folder
228 21 Shig, 1979
box
228, 370* Shire, Peter, 1975-1991
box folder
228 22 Papers, 1975-1991
box folder
370* 2 Oversize material, 1976
box folder
228 25 Shulman, Julius, 1987-2000
box folder
229 1 Sidley, Milt, 1997
229 2-5 Simic, Charles 1983-1989
box folder
198 6 Arkatov, Jim, 1998-2000
box folder
229 6 Simon, Steven Adam, 1987
box folder
370 2 Smagula, Howard, 1972
box folder
229 7 Smith, Alber, 1960s
229 8 Smith, Alexis, 1975-1995
229 9 Smith, Alver, 1985
229 10 Smith, Barbara, 1965-1988
229 11 Smith, Hassel, 1978-1984
229 12 Smith, Jack, 1960s
229 13 Snoddy, Rufus, 2001
229 14 Snyder, Joan, 1976
229 15 Sorenson, Don, 1976
229 16 Southwell, Robert, 1952
229 17 Spector, Franklin, 1976
229 18 Steinitz, Kate, 1976?
229 19 Stella, Frank, 1978-1995
229 20 Stitt, Sonny, 1982
229 21-27 Stockwell, Dean, 1966-2001
229 28 Students of Herms, 1979-2001
229 29 Surles, James, 1985
box folder
230 1-2 Talbert, Ben, 1962-1975
box
370* Talbot, Ben, 1964-1965
box folder
230 3 Tamblyn, Amber Rose, 2000
230 4-9 Tamblyn, Russ, 1958-1993
230 10 Tapscott, Horace, 1984-2000
230 11 Tepper, Irvin, 1983-1992
230 12-13 Teraoka, Masami, 1975-1999
box
230, 350* Teske, Edmund, 1963-2000, undated
Also in Box 370, f.5???
box folder
230 14-16 Papers, 1963-2000
box folder
350* 5 Poster, undated
box folder
230 17 Thiebaud, Wayne, 1978-1984
230 18 Thomas, 1970
230 19-21 Thomas, Frank, 1974-2001
230 22 Tomlinson, Mark, undated
230 23 Tree, Christopher, 1960s
box folder
370 4 Tree, George, 1969
box folder
230 24 Turnbull, Mark, 1981-1994
box folder
370 5 Uthco, undated
box folder
231 1-2 Vallance, Jeffrey, 1980-1991
231 3 Vangelisti, Paul, 1980
231 6-7 Various artists, 1950s-1989
231 8 Viola, Bill, 1997-2001
231 9 Von Euer, Judith, undated
231 10 Voulkos, Peter, 1978
box folder
232 1 Wagner, Bruce, undated
box
232, 370* Wagner, Gordon, 1968-1993, undated
box folder
232 2 Papers, 1968-1993
box folder
370* 6 Poster, undated
box folder
232 3 Waits, Tom, undated
232 4 Walden, Teresa, 1998
232 5 Walker, George, undated
232 6 Walsh, Zack, 1977
232 7 Warhol, Andy, 1980-2002
232 8 Weiner, Lawrence, 1972
232 9 Weiners, John, 1965
232 10 Weiss, Ruth, undated
box folder
370 6 West, Jimmy, undated
box folder
232 11 Westermann, H.C., 1995-2001
232 12 Whalen, Philip, c.1976
232 13 White, Carrie, 1994
box
232, 346 White, Saul, 1966-2001
box folder
232 14-16 Papers
box
346 Color photographs
box folder
232 17 Wieners, John, 1996
232 18 Wiese, Michael, 1974-1987
232 19-21 Wilder, Nicholas, 1976-1988
232 22 Wilf, Andrew, 1977
232 23 Williams, Guy, 1976
232 24 Wingo, 1973
232 25 Woellfer, Emerson, 1990-2002
232 26 Wolfe, Kedric, 1995
232 27 Wolfe, Wynn, 1973
232 Wood, Beatrice, 1983-1988
See also flatfile folder 59**.
232 28-30 Papers, 1983-1998
flatfile
59** Poster, 1988
box folder
232 31 Woronov, Mary, 1980-1988
232 32 Wosk, Miriam, 1988-2000
232 33 Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1988-1996
box folder
233 1 Yamagata, Hiro, 1994-2001
233 2-3 Yau, John, 1988-1995
233 4-7 Young, Neil, 1970-1988
233 8 Zecher, Peter, 1984
233 9-10 Zehr, Connie, 1985-1996
233 11 Zlotnick, Diana, 1969-1998
box
234-235 Unidentified artist, 1957-1985, undated
See also flatfile folders 60** - 62**.
box
237-238 Empty boxes for collection growth, undated
Series XIII. Books, 1890-1986, undated 0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
More than one hundred books were transferred to the library's general collection and are identified as part of the Herms collection by a note in the library catalog record. Those that remain in the archive are out of scope for the library collection but still pertinent to Herms, including a biography of Robert Kennedy, and an Italian comic book.
Arrangement
Books are arranged in chronological order by date of publication.
box
239 1890-1977
box
240 1978-1986
Series XIV. Serials, 1963-2009, undated 1.67 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
More than one hundred serials were separated to the library and are identified as part of the Herms collection by a note in the library record for the serial. Those that remain are out of scope for the general library but still pertinent to Herms have been retained, and these range from local arts newspapers to national humor magazines.
Arrangement
Serials arranged in chronological order by year. Assorted materials found in serials, or envelopes belonging to serials separated to the library, are randomly arranged at the end of the series.
box
241-244 1963-2009
Series XV. Ephemera, 1957-2005, undated 42.53 Linear Feet (77 boxes, 3 flatfile folders)
This series comprises announcements, fliers, brochures, and posters for George Herms' solo and group shows, as well as such materials related to others artists. If, however, an artist has a file in Series XII. Artist files, solo exhibition ephemera is filed in that series. Original drafts or paste-ups of Herms designed ephemera is filed in Series IV. Project files. In addition, this series contains an array of material Herms received in the mail.
Arrangement
Arranged in seven groupings, and within each group in chronological order by year, except for institution newsletters, which are arranged in alphabetical order by the first letter of the institution name.
box
245-247, 371* George Herms solo exhibitions, 1961-2005
box
245 1961-1979
box
371* 1961-1990
box
246 1980-1990
box
247 1991-2005
box
248-260 George Herms group exhibitions, 1960-2005, undated
box
248 1960-1975
box
249 1976-1983
box
250 1984-1988
box
251 1989
box
252 1990-1991
box
253 1992-1993
box
254 1994-1995
box
255 1995-1996
box
256 1996-1997
box
257, 258 Sunshine and Noir, 1997
box
259 1998-1999
box
260 2000-2005, undated
box
261-302, 372* Other artists' solo and group exhibitions, 1957-2005, undated
box
261 1957-1969
box
372* 1960-1980
box
262 1970-1973
box
263 1974-1975
box
264 1976
box
265-266 1977
See also flatfile folder 63**.
box
267-268 1978
box
269 1979
box
270 1980
box
271 1981
box
272-273 1982
box
274 1983
See also flatfile folder 64**.
box
275 1984
box
276-277 1985
box
278 1986
box
279 1987
See also flatfile folder 65**.
box
280-281 1988
box
282 1989
box
283 1990
box
284 1991
box
285 1992
box
286-287 1993
box
288 1994
box
289 1995
box
290 1996
box
291 1997
box
292-293 1998
box
294-295 1999
box
296-298 2000
box
299-300 2001
box
301 2002-2005
box
302 undated
box
303-309 Institution newsletters, 1970-2002, undated
box
303 A-B
box
304 C-J
box
305 K-LAC
box
306 LAICA-LOS
box
307 MOCA-O
box
308 P-U
box
309 V-Z
box
310 Book publisher catalogs, 1970-2002, undated
box
311 Political/Postcards, 1990-2000, undated
box
312-313 Miscellaneous and unsorted, 1960-2000, undated
box
314 Empty box for collection growth
box
373*-376* Assorted posters, 1960-2000, undated
box
377* Plank of wood, undated
box
T378-T380 Material needing further conservation 3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Includes material other than ephemera, to be integrated into the collection after further treatment.