Bob Bilyeu Camblin papers, 1951-1985

Camblin, Bob Bilyeu, b. 1928
Active in Houston, Tex.

Collection size: 3.1 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; sketchbooks; photographs; slides; drawings; writings; biographical data; financial data; exhibition catalogs and announcements; motion picture film and video recordings; and printed material.

REEL 2248: Six sketchbooks, 1979-1980, containing sketches, writings, and a few letters.

REELS 3461-3462 AND UNMICROFILMED: Biographical data; correspondence with Brooke Alexander, Roy Fridge, Sandra Curtis Levy and others; newspaper clippings and magazine articles; files containing correspondence, notes, financial data, printed material and photographs on the Document Show, David Gallery, Houston, 1971, the Barter Show, 1972, the B. E. & J. Holding Firm company established by Camblin, Earl Staley and Joe Tate, and Camblin's project "Venice Venture," 1976; an art proposal, 1972 by Camblin, Staley, and Tate; exhibition announcements, catalogs and invitations and printed material; writings; drawings and a print; pages from sketchbooks; photographs, slides and negatives of Camblin, Sandra Curtis Levy, Roy Fridge, Earl Staley, Joe Tate and others, Camblin's works of art and his studio; and films and video cassettes of movies by Camblin, Fridge and others.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Houston, Tex.

Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Some material from reels 3461-3462 was never received, including the correspondence, clippings, files on the Document Show, the Barter Show, B. E. & J. Holding Firm and the Venice Venture, and the art proposal were apparently lost in the mailroom at the MFA, Houston.
Material on reels 3461-3462 & unfilmed papers donated 1979-1986 by Sandra C. Levy. Material on reel 2248 lent for microfilming 1980 by Mrs. Eldon Jensen.

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    microfilm reels 3461-3462 available for use only at Museum of Fine Arts Houston; and through interlibrary loan.
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