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George Herms papers, 1890-2009

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Herms (George) Papers
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)


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