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Sam Erenberg papers, 1965-2012

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Erenberg (Sam) Papers

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Series I. Correspondence, 1965-2010 2.5 Linear Feet (6.5 boxes)
Series I contains both personal and business correspondence from 1965 to 2010. It includes personal letters from Erenberg's family, as well as letters from artists such as Ciel Bergman and Stephen Westfall, and mail art from James Lee Byars. The majority of the business correspondence relates to applications for fellowships, grants, residency programs, and teaching positions, as well as art submissions and exhibition proposals. Also included are papers related to gallery consignments, artists' book projects, and other miscellaneous business correspondence. Some files also contain invoices and ephemera.
Arrangement
Personal correspondence arranged alphabetically. Business correspondence arranged by subject.
Personal, 1965-2010
Some files contain personal photographs accompanying letters. Color materials have been separated for conservation purposes.
box folder
1 1-5 A-F, 1978-2007
G, 2001, undated
box folder
2 1 Letters, 2001
box folder
17 1 Color slide, undated
Image of work by Michael Graham.
box folder
2 2-5 H-L, 1979-2008
M, 1977-2006
box folder
2 6 Letters, 1977-2006
box folder
17 2 Color photograph, 1996
Photo of Stansbury Island, Utah. Part of letter from F. McIntyre.
2 7-9 N-R, 1978-2005
box folder
3 1-5 S-Y, 1978-2009
3 13-14 Various, 1979-2008
Unidentified correspondence.
box folder
1 6 Armijo, Richard R., 1978-1979
Bergman, Ciel, 1995-2002
Also known as Cheryl Bowers.
box folder
1 7 Letters, 1995-2002
Contains black-and-white photographs.
box folder
17 3 Color photographs, 1995-1996
box folder
1 8 Bijvoet, Marga, 1982, 1984
Byars, James Lee, 1975, 1977
Contains mail art. For more works of art, see also Byars's file in "Works by other artists" (Series III).
box folder
1 9 Various, 1975
box folder
22* 3 Oversize, 1977
Contreras, Susan, 1995-1996
box folder
1 10 Letters, 1995-1996
box folder
17 4 Color photographs, 1995
box folder
1 11 Coodley, Lauren, 2005, 2010
1 12 De Voss, Judy, 1978-1999
1 13 Ekstrom, Linda, 1988-1995
1 14 Erenberg family, 1979-1996
1 15 Erenberg, Adele, 1965, 1988
1 16 Erenberg, Arthur, 1978
1 17 Erenberg, Noah, 1987-2008
1 18 Erenberg, Revelle, 1999-2009, undated
box folder
2 10 Klausner, Betty, 1981, 1987, 2004
2 11 Lentz, Daniel, 1979, 2004-2006
2 12 Mark, Dara, 2003-2006
Nathan, Miriam Morsel, 2001-2003
box folder
2 13 Letters, 2001-2003
box folder
17 5 Color photographs, 2001
Petrunak, Karl, 1977-1996
box folder
2 14 Letters, 1977-1996
box folder
17 6 Color Polaroid, 1990
box folder
3 6 Siff, Aida, 1979-1988
3 7-8 Siff, Elena Mary, 1981-2003
Also known as Elena Erenberg.
3 10 Slawson, Dunnieghe, 2003, undated
See Bruce Wallin's file.
3 9 Tanner, Joan, 1990-1996
3 10 Wallin, Bruce, 2003, undated
3 11 Westfall, Stephen, 1980
3 12 Zimmerman, Jerome and Salli, 1979-1999
Business, 1967-2006
Applications, 1978-2003
box folder
4 1-5 Fellowships, grants, and residency programs, 1990-2003
box folder
24 1 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc., 1991
SEALED until 2066.
box folder
4 6 Teaching positions, 1978-1999
Submissions and proposals, 1977-1999
Contains letters from museums and galleries in response to Erenberg's submissions for review of his artwork. Includes proposals for exhibition and consignment requests. Also includes copies of Erenberg's letters.
box folder
5 1-4 Domestic, 1977-1998
Europe, 1988-1999
box folder
5 5 Papers, 1988-1999
box folder
17 7 Color photographs, 1996
Gallery consignments, 1975-2006
Includes invoices.
box folder
6 1 Various, 1975-1988, 2002
6 2 Carol Craven Gallery, 2005-2006
6 3 Richard Heller Gallery, Bergamot Station, 1995
6 4 Slayter-Ralph, Anthony, 1993
Artists' books, 1984-2001
Includes sales invoices, ephemera, catalogs, and correspondence related to consignments and book fairs.
box folder
6 5-7 Various, 1986-1995, 2001
6 8 Califia Books, 1989-1996
6 9 Contemporary Hand Press Printing Bartkowiak, 1990-1995
6 10 Granary Books, 1984-1996
6 11-12 Miscellaneous, 1977-2006
Includes ephemera.
6 13 Invoices, 1967-1984
Papers related to purchases and exhibitions.
Series II. Project files, 1967-2009 9.3 Linear Feet (10 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)
The project files in this series form the bulk of the archive and document Erenberg's artistic career. This includes papers and photographs related to exhibitions, installations, artists' books, performances, lectures, and fellowships. The papers comprise correspondence, clippings, project notes, drafts, invoices, and ephemera. Photographs include both black-and-white and color prints (including Polaroid prints), contact sheets, and negatives. Some files also contain audiovisual materials such as audiotape reels, audiocassettes, and videocassettes. Additionally, this series contains original work by Erenberg, particularly raw footage of his experimental films between 1967 and 1977. Photographic documentation of artworks and notebooks are filed at the end of the series.
Arrangement
Arranged by subject.
Exhibitions and installations, 1979-2009
box folder
6 14 Santa Barbara Artists Invitational: Part I, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1979
The Actual Symposium, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 1981
Papers relating to the symposium, as well as an audio recording of Marcel Duchamp, Richard Huelsenbeck, Roger Shattuck, Lawrence Alloway, and Robert Rauschenberg on a panel discussing the Museum of Modern Art New York's 1961 exhibition "The Art of Assemblage," which then traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1962. William Seitz introduces and moderates the panel.
box folder
20 1 Papers
Papers related to audiovisual materials.
Audiocassettes
box item
20 C1 Michael Moerman
1 audiocassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
20 C2 Gene Youngblood
Gene Youngblood (digitized version available on-site only)

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
Audiotape reel
box item
20 R1 #1
1 audiotape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; 7 in., 1/2 in. tape.
20 R2 #2
1 audiotape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; 7 in., 1/2 in. tape.
Los Angeles Urban Renewal: 1982-1965, The American Dream: Mediated, LACE, 1982
box folder
6 15-16 Papers
Contains material related to the death of Fred Hendricks.
6 17 Black-and-white photographs and contact sheet
17 8 Black-and-white negatives and color transparencies
box folder
7 1 Of This Time, Of That Place, Open Space Gallery, 1983
7 2 California Bookworks: The Last Five Years, The Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, 1983-1984
7 3 Masks, Masquerades, Megillot, Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum, 1983-1984
7 4 Solo exhibition, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, 1984
Tabernacle: A Contemporary Sukkah, Skirball Museum, 1985, 1996
box folder
7 5 Papers, 1985, 1996
flatfile
1** Working drawings, circa 1985
Focus: Systems, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barsndall Art Park, 1988-1990
box folder
7 6 Papers 1988-1990
7 7 Black-and-white photographs 1988-1990
box folder
17 9 Black-and-white negatives 1988-1990
box folder
23* 1 Proposal drawings, 1990
Currents, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1989
box folder
7 8 Papers
box item
21 V1 Videocassette
1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. Group exhibition at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Competition Diomede, Institute of Contemporary Art (Long Island, New York), 1989
box folder
7 9 Papers
7 10 Black-and-white photographs
7 11 Solo exhibition, Toni Gerber Galerie, 1989
box folder
23* 4 Window on AIDS, outdoor installation, Santa Barbara, circa 1988-1989
Posters and artist's proofs.
box folder
7 12 Solo exhibition, Roy Boyd Gallery, 1989-1990
A.M.D.G., Terrain Gallery, Grace Cathedral, 1989-1991
box folder
7 13-14 Papers
box folder
17 10 Color photographs
Southwest '90, Museum of New Mexico, 1990-1991
box folder
7 15 Papers
box folder
17 11 Color photographs
box folder
7 16 Cross-Currents: Bookworks from the Edge of the Pacific, Pacific Rim Bookworks Show, 1990-1993
7 17 Boundless Vision: Contemporary Bookworks, The San Antonio Art Institute, 1991
7 18 Santa Barbara Artists I, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1991
7 19 California Artists' Books, The Armory Center for the Arts, 1991-1992
Dreams and Shields: Spiritual Dimensions in Contemporary Art, Salt Lake Art Center, 1991-1992, 1995
box folder
8 1-2 Papers, 1991-1992
box
12 Clippings, 1995
box folder
17 12 Color photographs, 1992
box folder
8 3 Typographie et Art du Livre, Association des Imprimeurs Typographes et des Métiers d'Art du Livre, 1991-1992
8 4 Breaking Barriers, Santa Monica Museum of Art, 1992
8 5 Just a White Show, 1529 Wellesley, Los Angeles, 1993
8 6 Shaped Structures: Bookworks in Form, Palos Verdes Art Center, 1993
8 7-8 Sawtelle, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, 1993-1994
8 9 The Book Unbound, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 1993-1995
Co-curated by Mary Ellen Long.
A Living Tradition: Biblical Themes in Contemporary Art, The University of Oklahoma, 1993-1995
box folder
8 10 Papers 1993-1995
box folder
17 13 Color photograph 1994
box folder
8 11 California/2, Jerrold Burchman Contemporary Art, 1994
8 12 Jewish Artists of Southern California III, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 1994
8 13 Eco Nation: Patriots of the Earth, Bedford Gallery, 1994-1995
8 14 A Vital Matrix, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, 1995
8 15 A, Working Title, E-Space, 1995
8 16 1st Wexford Artists' Book Exhibition, Wexford Arts Centre, 1995
8 17 Books in the Living Room, The Living Room, 1996
8 18 Detours '96, Side Street Projects, 1996
8 19 Die Sammlung Toni Gerber, Museum of Fine Arts, Kunstmuseum Bern, 1992-1995
Includes personal letters to Erenberg from Toni Gerber.
8 20 2nd Wexford Artists' Book Exhibition, Wexford Arts Centre, 1996
8 21 Open Book, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1996
box folder
9 1 Drawings, Gallery LASCA (Los Angeles Seoul Contemporary Arts), 1996-1997
9 2 The Millenium Project, Kingston Artists' Association Incorporated, 1996-1999
118W/34N, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria, 1997-1998
box folder
9 3 Papers
9 4 Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
box folder
17 14-15 Prints
17 16-17 Negatives
17 18 Slides
Includes images of works by artist Chris Finley.
Journeys to Freedom: Exodus and Israel, Bellevue Art Museum, 1998
box folder
9 5 Papers
box folder
17 19 Color Polaroid
box folder
9 6 Boundless: Liberating the Book Form, The San Francisco Center for the Book, 1998-1999
Susret Art Workshop, 1998-2000
box folder
9 7-8 Papers, 1998-2000
9 9 Fabrics, circa 1998-2000
box folder
17 20 Color photographs, 1999
The Complete Works of Roland Barthes, 1999
box folder
9 10 Lemon Sky Projects
9 11 Sandroni Rey Gallery
9 12 Projections: Intermission Images, Side Street Projects, 1999
See also Karen Atkinson file in Series III.
9 13-14 The Changing Face of Portraiture, Chapman University, 2000
American Outpost, The Living Room, 2000-2005
box folder
9 15 Papers, 2000-2005
9 16 Black-and-white contact sheet, circa 2000-2001
Also contains images of another Erenberg work.
box folder
17 21 Black-and-white negatives, circa 2000-2001
Also contains images of another Erenberg work.
17 22 Color photographs and one negative, 2000-2001
Six Degrees: Art in the Libraries, Side Street Projects, 2001
box folder
10 1-2 Papers
box folder
17 23 Color photographs and negatives
box folder
23* 5 Posters
box folder
10 3 The Chai Show, University of Judaism, 2002-2003
10 4 Religion, Spirituality and the Object, Indianapolis Art Center, 2002-2003
10 5 Oceans, Craig Krull Gallery, 2003
10 6 Small Works and Short Films, Space Gallery, 2008
The Book as Sculpture, Brandstater Gallery, 2008-2009
box folder
10 7-8 Papers, 2008-2009
box item
16 CD1 CD of images, 2009
Lectures and symposia, 1993, 1999, undated
box folder
10 9 College at Purchase, 1993
box item
25 V4 Collège de France footage, 1999 February 8
Collège de France footage (digitized version available on-site only)

1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. (From ADD4)
box item
21 V2-V3 Collège de France lecture, 1999 February 8
1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. (2 copies)
box folder
10 10 Evening Forums, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, undated
Papers for Erenberg's presentation "Revelation in Santa Barbara: A Discourse."
Fellowships and residencies, 1991-1999
box folder
10 11 Partners of the Americas (Buenos Aires), 1991
Artist-in-residency program.
10 12 Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, 1992-1995
10 13 1998-1999 Artist Fellowship, California Arts Council, 1998-1999
Other projects, 1990-1993, undated
The Legal Defense Center of Santa Barbara, Inc. postcard project, 1990-1992
box folder
10 14 Papers and contact sheet
box folder
17 24 Black-and-white negatives
box folder
10 15 Interactive Computer Kiosk project, 1992-1993
box folder
23* 2-3 Art park, undated
Proposal drawings for garden and sculpture. Drawings are possibly for different projects.
box folder
10 16 Performances, circa 1975-1985
Includes papers related to performances: Inner-World Arrangement, Four Questions, and WOLF IS DEAD: Performances and Videotapes of Wolfgang Stoerchle.
Artists' books, 1977-1997
Papers related to book projects including notes, invoices, and correspondence.
box folder
11 1 Art History, 1977
11 2 The Killing of Nettie Love, circa 1983
11 3-4 The Spirit Tower, 1988-1989
11 5 Seven Abstract Paintings: 1986-1996, 1996-1997
Artworks, 1990-2008, undated
box folder
11 6 Freedom of Expression, 1990
Two copies. An American Civil Liberties Union postcard project sponsored by the Santa Barbara Chapter of ACLU. Contains a series of postcards created by various artists including Erenberg.
Modernism: Paris, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, circa 1961, 1997-2007, undated
box folder
11 7 Papers, circa 1997-2007
Photocopies of images.
flatfile
2** Artist's proofs, undated
Also includes proofs that are possibly for other projects.
box folder
11 8 Passport project for Your Documents, Please exhibition, 2008
Barthes's Tomb, circa 1995-1997
Unrealized installation.
box folder
22* 1 Working drawings 1995, 1997
box folder
17 25-26 Photographs circa 1995-1997
Films, 1967-1977
box item
21 F1 Elysian Park I, 1967
Elysian Park I (digital version available on-site only)

1 film reel : si., ; standard 8 mm. Raw footage.
21 F2 Elysian Park II, 1967
Elysian Park II (digital version available on-site only)

1 film reel : si., ; standard 8 mm. Raw footage.
21 F3 Marker, 1967
Marker (digital version available on-site only)

1 film reel : si., ; standard 8 mm. Raw footage.
21 F4 Score, 1967
Score (digital version available on-site only)

1 film reel : si., ; standard 8 mm. Raw footage.
Time, 1968
Time (digital version available on-site only)

box item
21 F5 Raw footage
1 film reel : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.
21 F6 Edited
1 film reel : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.
21 F7 Willys, 1968
Willys (digital version available on-site only)

1 film reel : si., ; standard 8 mm. Raw footage.
21 F8 The Last Statement of Painting I, 1970
The Last Statement of Painting I (digital version available on-site only)

1 film reel : si., col. ; standard 8 mm. Raw footage.
21 F9 The Last Statement of Painting II, 1970
The Last Statement of Painting II (digital version available on-site only)

1 film reel : si., col. ; standard 8 mm. Raw footage.
21 F10 The Silence, 1970
The Silence (digital version available on-site only)

1 film reel : si., ; standard 8 mm. Raw footage.
21 F11 The Silence II, 1970
The Silence II (digital version available on-site only)

1 film reel : si., ; standard 8 mm. Raw footage.
Nivea Milk, 1972
Nivea Milk (digital version available on-site only)

box item
21 F12 Raw footage
1 film reel : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.
21 F13 Outtakes
1 film reel : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.
21 F14 Trajectory, 1977
Trajectory (digital version available on-site only)

1 film reel : si., ; standard 8 mm. Raw footage.
Photographs 1977-2000, undated
Works, 1977-2000
Contains images of Erenberg's artworks.
box folder
22* 2 Painter's Dream, 1977
Photograph of glass box for Painter's Dream installation.
Paintings, 1971-1983
box folder
11 9 Black-and-white print
box folder
17 27-29 Color prints and transparency
Alder, 1984
box folder
11 10 Black-and-white prints
box folder
17 30 Black-and-white negatives
Untitled (Les Plasirs et Les Jours), 1993
box folder
11 11 Black-and-white prints and contact sheet
box folder
17 31 Black-and-white negatives
17 32 Jewish images, 1996, 2000
Color prints. Includes images of Untitled, Stars and Big Kippah for LA.
Miscellaneous, undated
Contains images of various works or projects by Erenberg.
box folder
11 12-13 Black-and-white prints and contact sheets
box folder
17 33-34 Black-and-white and color negatives
box folder
13 1-3 Notebooks, undated
Series III. Works by other artists, 1977-2012, undated 4.2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
This series contains Erenberg's collection of works and ephemera by other artists. Works include prints, drawings, and photographs by artists such as Byars and Karen Atkinson.
Arrangement
Organized alphabetically by artist.
box
19 Atkinson, Karen, 1996
View-Master and reels for Projections: Intermission Images exhibition. See also exhibition file in box 9, folder 12.
Byars, James Lee,
box folder
13 4-8 Various, circa 1978-1990, undated
Also includes exhibition ephemera. See Series I for mail art correspondence.
box
15 "Holy Ghost," undated
Possibly a work by Erenberg.
box folder
13 9 Holzer, Jenny, undated
West of Rome Project.
box folder
22* 4 Lattu, Brandon, 2001
box folder
13 10-12 Mayerle, Manfred, 2001-2009
13 13 McEntire, Frank, undated
9/11 Project.
13 14 Mudfoot, Judyl, 1984, undated
box folder
22* 5 Orr, Eric, 2012
Signed poster of Orr's Wall Shadow (1970) for Pacific Standard Time exhibition.
box folder
23* 6 Perna, Luciano, 2007
Signed exhibition poster for National Geographic, Norma Desmond Productions.
box folder
13 15 Radawec, Bill, undated
box
18 Raphael, Victor, undated
Altered Polaroid.
box folder
13 16 Small, Rena, 1998
13 17 Strode, Thaddeus, undated
13 18 Unidentified, undated
Series IV. Miscellaneous, circa 1961, 1979-2011, undated 1 Linear Feet (2.5 boxes)
The last series is comprises miscellaneous or unidentified papers, personal photographs, and audiovisual material. It includes ephemera, clippings, color portraits of Erenberg, and travel photographs in the form of black-and-white prints and negatives. Of particular note is an audio recording of Marcel Duchamp speaking at The Art of Assemblage at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1961.
Arrangement
Arranged by subject.
box folder
14 1-2 Papers, 1979-2007
Contains ephemera, clippings, and other miscellaneous papers.
box item
16 CD2 Ann Edge interview, undated
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Contains an interview with, and reading by, author Anne Edge recorded by Erenberg. Edge reads from her book, A Slice of Wry (Turkey Press, 1981).
box item
20 R3 Marcel Duchamp Speaks, circa 1961
Marcel Duchamp Speaks (digitized version available on-site only)

1 audiotape reel (37 min.) : analog. ; 7 in., 1/2 in. tape. Audio recording of Duchamp speaking at The Art of Assemblage at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1961.
Photographs, undated
box folder
17 35 Portraits
Travel
Some photographs are possibly exhibition-related.
box folder
14 3-5 Black-and-white contact sheets
box folder
17 36-37 Black-and-white negatives
box item
ADD3 DR1 Hard drive, 2010-2011
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