Claire Falkenstein papers, circa 1914-1997, bulk 1940-1990

A Finding Aid to the Claire Falkenstein Papers, circa 1914-1997, bulk 1940-1990, in the Archives of American Art, by Diana Shenk

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Biographical Information

Claire Falkenstein (1908-1997) spent the majority of her life working as an artist, sculptor, jewelry designer, teacher, and writer in California.

Claire Falkenstein was born in 1908 and grew up in Coos Bay, Oregon. In 1920, Falkenstein and her family moved to Berkeley, California, where she attended high school and then college at the University of California at Berkeley, studying philosophy, anthropology, and art. She graduated in 1930. Falkenstein had her first solo show at the East-West Gallery in San Francisco in 1930, the only member of her class to have an exhibition before graduation.

During the early 1930s, Falkenstein studied at Mills College with modernist sculptor Alexander Archipenko. There she also met Bauhaus artists Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Gyorgy Kepes. Falkenstein married her high school sweetheart, Richard McCarthy in 1936.

In 1944, Falkenstein had her first New York exhibition at the Bonestall Gallery. At that time, Falkenstein's primary mediums were stone and wood. However, she became increasingly experimental with new materials that included sheet aluminum, Cor-Ten steel, glass, plastics, and welded wire rods while maintaining a connection to organic and natural forms. Her work in jewelry design was an outlet for exploring these new materials, forms, and techniques on a small scale. As her work grew physically larger, so did her recognition and it was her work in sculpture that won her a faculty appointment at the California School of Fine Arts from 1947-1949. It was here that she met Patricia and Clyfford Still, Hassel Smith, and Richard Diebenkorn.

In 1948, Falkenstein was invited to exhibit at the Salon des Realites Nouvelle in Paris, her first European show. She eventually moved to Europe in 1950 and had studios in Paris, Venice, and Rome. While in Europe, Falkenstein executed a number of large scale commissions, including the stair screen for Galerie Stadler (1955), grotto gates for Princess Pignatelli's villa in Rome (1957), and the bronze, steel, and the glass gate at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice (1961). While in Paris, she became acquainted with noted art critic Michel Tapie, with whom she maintained a life-long friendship.

During the 1940s and 1950s Falkenstein was a regular contributor to Arts and Architecture magazine, most often writing the "Art Comments from San Francisco" section. While in Paris, she also wrote a column on art news for the New York Herald Tribune.

Falkenstein returned to the United States in 1962, eventually renovating a studio space in Venice, California. It was here that she conceived her largest commissions. In 1965, Falkenstein received a commission from the California Savings and Loan to create a sculpture for a large fountain at the front of the bank in downtown Los Angeles. The copper tube fountain, entitled "Structure and Flow #2," was the first of many large scale public art commissions that Falkenstein completed during her years in California. Her most important commission in the United States, completed in 1969, was for the doors, rectory gates and grills and stained-glass windows for St. Basil's Church on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The eight doors and fifteen rectory screens, including 80 foot high windows in the nave, were an expansion of the "never ending screen" concept that Falkenstein executed with the Pignatelli commission in Rome. She continued to use this motif in her work throughout her career.

Claire Falkenstein worked as an arts instructor, visiting artist, and guest lecturer at many colleges, workshops, and schools in California. Her first position was at Mills College from 1946-1947. Shortly thereafter, she was appointed to the faculty at the California School of Fine Arts and later taught in the Extension Divisions of the University of California, Berkeley. She taught classes at California State Polytechnic University, California State University at Davis, and the Anna Head School. Falkenstein also taught art at the Pond Farm Workshops in California, and lectured at numerous colleges and museums. She served on many juried art shows in Southern California.

Falkenstein was acquainted with many artists, writers, instructors, collectors, gallery owners, and critics. Close friends included Esther and Bob Robles, Clyfford and Patricia Still, Michel Tapie, Allan Temko, Mark Tobey, Frans Wildenhain, and other notable figures in the art world.

Falkenstein continued to complete large scale private and public commissioned sculptures during the 1960s through the 1980s, including work for the University of Southern California, Hyland Biological Laboratory, California State University at Dominquez Hills and the California State Department of Motor Vehicles. Throughout her career, Falkenstein's work was featured in numerous exhibitions across the country. Her sculpture and other artwork can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Coos Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museum, University of Southern California Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Tate Gallery.

Falkenstein died in 1997 at the age of 89.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of sculptor, painter, jewelry designer, and teacher Claire Falkenstein measure 42.8 linear feet and date from 1917 to her death in 1997. There is extensive correspondence with fellow artists, collectors, critics, friends, museums, and galleries. The collection also contains biographical materials, much of it collected and organized by Falkenstein, personal and business records, writings, diaries, exhibition files, commission files, teaching files, photographs, original artwork, scrapbooks, and printed materials. There is a short motion picture film of an interview with Falkenstein featuring the windows she designed for St. Basil's Church in Los Angeles.

Biographical material includes appointment calendars, awards and honorary degrees, interview transcripts, passports, resumes, wills, and scrapbooks. Scrapbooks were compiled by Falkenstein and focus primarily on her exhibitions at the Galerie Stadler and Gallery Meyer in 1959 and 1960. Also of interest are the "biography files" created and arranged by Falkenstein. These files contain material that she personally felt was the most important in documenting her activities each year. They include correspondence, exhibition catalogs, printed material, and invitations.

Measuring nine linear feet, correspondence is extensive and comprehensively documents Falkenstein's work, social life, relationships, and other business and personal activities. Correspondence dates from 1941 to 1997 and includes business letters and correspondence with friends and family. Her communications with friends, family, clients, gallery owners, collectors, museums, publishers, foundations, and grant agencies reveal many of her ideas and techniques. Individual correspondents include Ray Green, Peggy Guggenheim, Katherine Kuh, May O'Donnell, Ken Sawyer, Clyfford and Pat Still, Michel Tapie, Allan Temko, Mark Tobey, and Frans Wildenhain. Gallery and museum correspondence is with the San Francisco Museum of Art, Coos Art Museum, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Galerie Stadler (Paris), Gallery Mayer (Paris), Malvina Miller (New York), Martha Jackson Gallery (New York), Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (Los Angeles), Galerie Anderson-Mayer (Paris), and Bolles Gallery. Correspondence is also found in the Commission Files and Exhibition Files.

Personal and business records contain a wide variety of material documenting Falkenstein's business, financial, legal, professional, and personal transactions. Files are found for sales and prices, art inventories, smaller jewelry commissions, her work as a juror, her business with galleries, legal affairs and contracts, expenses, records of arts organizations to which she belonged, conferences, grants and fellowships, studio and house renovations, her Paris studio and Paris expenses, travel, donations, loans and consignments, conservation, art shipping, insurance, and taxes. Oversized visitor's logs contain comments from visitors to Falkenstein's studio in Venice, California.

Falkenstein maintained comprehensive documentation of her exhibitions from her first exhibition in the 1930s to the last one at the Merging One Gallery in 1996. Files include both a chronological record and individual record for nearly all of her exhibitions. Found with the files are correspondence, photographs, loan and shipping records, catalogs, announcements, clippings, articles, and other records. Most of the photographs related to exhibitions are found in the Photographs Series. The files for exhibitions at the Fresno Art Museum, Martha Jackson Gallery and Jack Rutberg Fine Art Gallery are particularly rich.

Commission files document nearly all of Falkenstein's public and private large-scale projects and often contain a visual record of the work, as well as correspondence, design notes, contracts, and expense reports. There is documentation of the St. Basils Church windows in Los Angeles; the Peggy Guggenheim gate in Venice, Italy; and the fountain at the California Savings and Loan, in Los Angeles; and many others. There is also a chronological record of her commissions. The bulk of the photographs of commissions are found in the Photograph series. Also, most of Falkenstein's jewelry design commissions are found in the Personal and Business Records series.

Falkenstein's work as a prolific writer, particularly in the 1940s and 1950s, is well-documented here through her numerous published articles in Arts and Architecture magazine, and the New York Herald-Tribune. Her work for Arts and Architecture was primarily written for the "Art Comments from San Francisco" section. She was living in Paris when she contributed an art news column to the New York Herald-Tribune. Also found here are five diaries and one journal dating from circa 1929-1978. The entries are inconsistent and concern mostly travel. The diaries from 1929 and 1934 are more personal. Falkenstein also maintained extensive notes and notebooks about artwork ideas, observations about art, research, and even drafts of letters. There are also many notes about various topics, including art and class notes. Additional writings are eclectic and cover a wide range of topics, including music, poetry, the script for Falkestein's film entitled Touching the Quick, and drafts of her unpublished book on murals. A handful of writings by others are found, most with annotations by Falkenstein.

Teaching files include Falkenstein's numerous lectures given while teaching at Mills College, Pond Farm Workshops, and California School of Fine Arts, and various symposiums and conferences. Also found are lesson plans, contracts, scattered correspondence, and notes. The files on her tenure at the Pond Farm Workshops are particularly interesting, with notes about her fellow teacher Frans Wildenhain and correspondence with workshop owners, Jane and Gordon Herr.

There are extensive photographs of Falkenstein, her family and friends, colleagues, commissions, exhibitions, and works of art. Included are many images of Falkenstein, of Falkenstien with her art, of Falkentstien working, and of Falkenstein's studio. There are numerous photographs of Falkenstein with friends, family, and colleagues in social or work settings. Also found are photographs of exhibition openings, installation views, and works of art exhibited. Additional photographs document Falkenstein's commissions, including images of her at work. Additional images of commissions may also be found in the Commission Series, but the bulk are filed here. There are numerous photographs of Falkenstein's works of art, including drawings, sculpture, jewelry, murals, lamps, and ceramics.

Falkenstein's papers include a large amount of sketches, sketchbooks, and drawings. Many of the sketches and drawings relate to her ideas about commissions and large sculpture, jewelry designs, and general sketches. Sketches are also found in the Commission Files. Also included are drawings by Mark Tobey and Michel Tapie, and others.

Finally, printed materials include general exhibition catalogs, newspapers clippings, and clippings of articles by and about Falkenstein. Also included are books that have been inscribed and signed by the author.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged into 9 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects:

  • University of California, San Francisco--School of Fine Arts--Faculty
  • Mills College--Faculty
  • Fresno Art Museum
  • Merging One Gallery
  • Pond Farm Workshop

Subjects-Topical:

  • Women artists--California
  • Women artists--France--Paris
  • Sculptors--California
  • Sculptors--France--Paris
  • Painters--California
  • Jewelry--Design
  • Educators--California
  • Designers--California
  • Art--Study and teaching
  • Art patronage
  • Art--Economic aspects
  • Artists' studios

Types of Materials:

  • Drawings
  • Photographs--aat
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sketchbooks--aat
  • Motion pictures (visual works)--aat
  • Diaries--aat
  • Articles
  • Transcripts
  • Awards
  • Interviews
  • Sketchbooks
  • Sketches
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Poetry
  • Notebooks
  • Travel journals
  • Scripts

Names:

  • Green, Ray, 1908-1997
  • Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898
  • Kuh, Katharine
  • O'Donnell, May, 1906-2004
  • Sawyer, Kenneth B.
  • Still, Clyfford, 1904-
  • Still, Patricia
  • Tapie, Michel
  • Temko, Allan
  • Tobey, Mark
  • Wildenhain, Frans, 1905
  • Coos Art Museum
  • Galerie Anderson-Mayer
  • Gallery Stadler
  • Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • John Bolles Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Los Angeles Museum of Art
  • Malvina Miller
  • Martha Jackson Gallery
  • San Francisco Museum of Art

Provenance

The Claire Falkenstein papers were donated in 1997 by Steffan Wacholtz and Nancy Kendall, trustees for the Claire Falkenstein Trust.

Separated and Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds two oral history interviews with Claire Falkenstein. The interview on April 13, 1965 was conducted by Betty Hoag and the one on March 2 and 21, 1995 was conducted by Paul Karlstrom.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was processed by Diana Shenk in 2009 with funding provided by The Getty Foundation.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Claire Falkenstein papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite this Collection

Claire Falkenstein papers, circa 1914-1997, bulk 1940-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1934-1997
(Box 1-4, 41; 4.3 linear ft.)

Biographical files include resumes, interviews, address books, awards, calendars, legal and travel documents, scrapbooks, and additional "biography files" compiled by Falkenstein. While other series provide specific information about Falkenstein's life and career, material in this series offers users a good overview of the highlights of her career as an artist and teacher.

Biographical Materials are arranged into three subseries:

1.1: General Biographical Files, 1934-1997

This subseries contains awards, honorary degrees, interviews, passports, resumes, appointment calendars, and address books. The appointment calendars, resumes, and interviews document Falkenstein's busy schedule and focus on making her art accessible to the public. The short interview on motion picture film is particularly interesting as she talks about her ideas for the window design at St. Basil's Church.

The files are arranged alphabetically by type of material and then chronologically by date.

Box Folder
1 1-2 Address Books, circa 1951-1959
(2 folders)
1 3 Address Book, A-I, 1970
1 4 Address Book, J-Z, 1970
1 5 Address Books, circa 1973-1976
1 6-15 Appointment Calendars, 1942, 1948-1973
(10 folders)
Box Folder
2 1-14 Appointment Calendars, 1974-1995
(14 folders)
Box Folder
3 1-2 Appointment Calendars, 1996-1997
(2 folders)
3 3 Articles about Falkenstein, 1969-1994
3 4 Awards, 1943, 1948
3 5 Awards, 1931-1980
3 6 Awards, 1981-1985
3 7 Awards, circa 1990-1996
(Oversized item in Box 41)
3 8 Award - American Institute of Decorators, 1949
3 9 Award - Los Angeles Times Women of the Year, 1969-1970
3 10 Awards - Design in Steel Award Program, 1972-1973
3 11 Awards - California Art Education Association Honoree, 1987
3 12 Awards - Outstanding Alumna Award at The Head-Royce School, 1987
3 13 Birth Certificate - Delayed, 1950
3 14 Genealogy Notes, undated
3 15 Honorary Degree from Utah State University, 1990
(Oversized awards housed in Box 41)
3 16 Interview with Falkenstein, Mark Tobey, Michel Tapie, and Yvonne Hagen, 1954
3 17 Motion Picture Film, Interview with Falkenstein on Design of St. Basils Church Windows, circa 1965-1970
3 18 Interview with Falkenstein, conducted by Laura Byerly, 1974
3 19 Interview in Currant Art Magazine, 1976
3 20 Interview with Falkenstein, conducted by Becky McKane, 1980
3 21 Interview with Falkenstein for UCLA Oral History Program, 1982
3 22 Interview with Falkenstein, circa 1986
3 23 Interview with Falkenstein at Escalen Institute in California, 1992
3 24 Material on Falkenstein for Planned Biography, 1985
3 25 Narrative Biography for Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1978
3 26 Passports, 1956-1958, 1969-1974
3 27 Passports, 1974-1994
3 28 Resume, 1945
3 29 Resumes, 1946-1949
3 30 Resumes, circa 1962-1982
3 31 Resumes, circa 1984-1989
3 32 Travel Documents, 1950-1985
3 33 Vaccination Certificates, 1950, 1954
3 34 Wedding Announcements for Falkenstein and Richard McCarthy, circa 1934
3 35 Wills, 1985, 1993-1995
Box
41 Oversized Awards - Utah State University Honorary Degree, 1990
(From Box 3, F. 15)

1.2: Scrapbooks, 1950-1989

Falkenstein compiled scrapbooks covering a wide range of her activities, including career highlights, specific exhibitions, writings, ideas and inspirations, and travel. They contain exhibition catalogs, reviews, articles, photographs, invitations, and congratulatory letters. The exhibition scrapbooks are particularly complete and the Galerie Stadler and Gallery Meyer scrapbooks include numerous photographs of the exhibition openings. The scrapbook on artwork ideas contains photographs, short descriptions, clippings, and rough sketches for future projects.

Scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order; oversized scrapbooks are housed separately.

Box Folder
3 36 Career Highlights Scrapbook, 1950-1953
3 37 Travels in Europe Scrapbook 1954
3 38 Falkenstein's Articles in New York Herald Tribune, 1955-1956
3 39 Scrapbook on Galerie Stadler Exhibition, 1957
3 40 Exhibitions Scrapbook, 1958
Box Folder
4 1 Scrapbook on Gallery Meyer Exhibition, 1959
4 2 Scrapbook on Gallery Meyer Exhibition, 1960
4 3 Scrapbook on Galerie Stadler Exhibition, 1960
4 4 Career Highlights Scrapbook, 1961
4 5 Career Highlights Scrapbook, 1961-1962
4 6 Scrapbook of Falkenstein's Artwork Ideas and Inspirations, 1961-1989
Box Folder
41 6 Oversized Scrapbook on Bolles Gallery Exhibition in San Francisco, 1958
41 Oversized Scrapbook on Exhibitions and Commissions, 1960-1961
41 Oversized Scrapbook on Exhibitions, 1960-1961
41 Oversized Scrapbook, 1963

1.3: Biography Files, 1943-1982

This subseries consists of "biography files" created and arranged by Falkenstein. The files document activities and projects that she felt best reflected her career accomplishments. They highlight exhibitions, commissions, teaching and lectures, writings for art journals, and grant awards. Of particular interest are the press reviews for Falkenstein's public commissions and exhibitions.

These files are arranged in chronological order.

Box Folder
4 7-21 1943-1959
(15 folders)
4 22-26 1964-1968
(5 folders)
4 27-31 1971-1975
(5 folders)
4 32-37 1977-1982
(6 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-1997
(Box 5-13; 9 linear feet)

There is extensive correspondence with friends, family, galleries, clients, museums, collectors, and writers. The files contain original incoming correspondence and duplicate copies of outgoing correspondence, some with several drafts. Correspondence concerns many family, personal, and art-related topics and work, including upcoming exhibitions, commissions, art news, and her life and work in Paris. Correspondence with family members includes her husband Richard McCarthy and sister Helen Bickle. Correspondence with her husband offers details about her life in Paris from 1951 to 1960. Correspondence with her friend Myrtle Wolf is particularly extensive. Some letters contain enclosures, such as photographs, clippings, and nnouncements. Correspondence with clients, for both public and private commissions, may also include contracts, invoices, and expense reports, and should be consulted with the commission files which also contain correspondence. Additional correspondence is also found in the personal and business records series and the exhibitions series.

Additional named correspondents include Carla Accardi, Jean Arp, Anne Baxter, Jae Carmichael, Olive Cowell, Zoe Dusanne, Garrett Eckbo, Sam Francis, Ray Green, Peggy Guggenheim, Katherine Kuh, Frank Lobdell, Sybil Moholy-Nagy, Grace Morley, Berto Morucchio, May O'Donnell, Joanna and Gifford Philips, Ken Sawyer, Gertrude Shurr, Darthea Spayer, Clyfford and Pat Still, Michel Tapie, Antonio Tapies, Allan Temko, Mark Tobey, June Wayne, Wilhelm Wessel, Frans Wildenhain, among many others.

Gallery and museum correspondence is with Anderson Gallery, Bolles Gallery, Coos Art Museum, Galerie Anderson-Mayer (Paris), Galerie Stadler (Paris), Gallery Mayer (Paris), Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Museum of Art, Malvina Miller (New York), Martha Jackson Gallery (New York), Otto Seligman Gallery, Polly Friedlander Gallery, and the San Francisco Museum of Art, among many others. This series also contains postcards and Christmas cards.

Outgoing letters are arranged first in chronological order, followed by incoming letters arranged alphabetically by name correspondent. Miscellaneous files for each letter of the alphabet contain single letters from each correspondent. Christmas cards and postcards are arranged at the end of the series.

Box Folder
5 1-11 Copies and Excerpts of Outgoing Letters to Various Individuals, circa 1946-1961
(11 folders)
5 12-21 Claire Falkenstein to Richard McCarthy, circa 1951-1960, 1989, 1994
(10 folders)
5 22 Letters to Richard McCarthy from Various Individuals, circa 1950-1958
5 23 3 EP, LTD, 1982, 1984
5 24 Miscellaneous Ac-Ap, 1958-1994
5 25 Miscellaneious Ar-Au, 1958-1994
5 26 Abraxas Gallery, circa 1980-1984
5 27 Carla Accardi, circa 1955-1974
5 28 Julien Alvard, 1954
5 29 American Contemporary Gallery, 1947
5 30 Becky Anderson, 1971-1974, 1977
5 31 Moo and Hunk Anderson, 1982-1991
5 32 Anderson Gallery, 1996
5 33 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, circa 1986-1993
5 34 Anna Head School, 1970-1995
5 35 Arbitrage Art Gallery, circa 1985
5 36 Architectural Art Services, 1961, 1967
5 37 Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, UCLA, 1995-1996
5 38 Jean Arp, 1951
5 39 Arts and Architecture, 1949, 1955, 1957
5 40 Franco Assetto, circa 1955-1984
5 41 Atelier Royce, circa 1975-1993
5 42 Jeanne Aurel-Schneider, 1986
5 43 Miscellaneous Ba-Bo, 1951-1994
5 44 Miscellaneous Br-Bu, 1951-1994
5 45 Charlotte Baker, circa 1931-1995
5 46 Baltimore Museum of Art, 1959-1960
5 47 Helen and Bud Barnard, 1975-1981
5 48 Jim Batliff, 1971
5 49 Anne Baxter, circa 1979-1986
5 50 Betty Parsons Gallery, 1950-1953
5 51 Edward Biberman, 1970-1974
5 52-54 Helen Bickel, circa 1950-1978
(3 folders)
5 55 Jeff Bickel, circa 1960, 1969, 1992
5 56 Mary Lou Bickel, 1961, 1967, 1986-1991
5 57 Anna Bing, 1976-1987
5 58 Seymour and Elyanne Boardman, circa 1950-1952
5 59 George Bohrman 1978-1980
5 60 Bolles Gallery, circa 1958-1959
5 61 Alain Bosquet, circa 1956-1957
5 62 Dorr Bothwell, 1950-1951
5 63 Georges Boudaille, circa 1950
5 64 Bill and Doris Boynton, circa 1965-1980
5 65 Ellen Bransten, circa 1957
5 66 Marilee Brelage, circa 1969-1974
5 67 Brooklyn Museum, 1944
5 68 Philip Buckler, 1983
5 69 Betty and Bob Buffum, circa 1960-1996
5 70 Helen Burke, circa 1959-1966, 1980
5 71 Betty Burnham, 1981-1993
5 72 Alberto and Minsa Burri, 1956-1985
5 73 Miscellaneous Ca-Ch, 1954-1990
5 74 Miscellaneous Cl-Cu, 1954-1990
Box Folder
6 1 California School of Fine Arts, 1951-1958
6 2 Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, 1976
6 3-4 Jae Carmichael, circa 1972-1994
(2 folders)
6 5 Dorothy Cater, circa 1958-1962
6 6 Cemrel, Inc., 1974
6 7 Huguette Charpentier, circa 1962-1963
6 8 Hsiao Chin, 1957-1958
6 9 Francois and Jean Choay, circa 1963-1992
6 10 Cinema 16, 1949-1950
6 11 CINE, 1969
6 12-14 Camilla Collins, circa 1958-1980
(3 folders)
6 15-17 Dallas Conklin, circa 1958-1980
(3 folders)
6 18 Coos Art Museum, circa 1979-1995
6 19 Barbara Cott, circa 1970-1978
6 20-21 Olive Cowell, 1956-1984
(2 folders)
6 22 Pat and Dale Cox, circa 1972-1994
6 23 Minsa Craig, 1969
6 24 Adelyn Cross, circa 1952-1970
6 25 Merce Cunningham, circa 1960
6 26 Victor Cusack, 1963-1993
6 27 Miscellaneous D, 1963-1993
6 28-29 David Anderson Gallery, 1983, 1985-1991
(2 folders)
6 30 Daytona Art Institute, 1991
6 31 Anthony Denny, circa 1957-1960
6 32 Margaret DePatta, circa 1950
6 33 Rose Desser, circa 1965-1984
6 34 V. P. Dhamija, 1971-1982
6 35 Diane Divelbess, 1978-1992
6 36 Philippe Dotremont, circa 1952-1965
6 37 Dorothy Rosenthal Gallery, 1975-1984
6 38 John and Kit Dreyfuss, 1954, 1982
6 39 Camille Durand, circa 1963-1983
6 40-41 Zoe Dusanne, circa 1952-1967, 1977
(2 folders)
6 42-43 Peggie Dwight, circa 1959-1991
(2 folders)
6 44 Miscellaneous E, 1949-1993
6 45 Garrett and Arline Eckbo, 1958-1987
6 46-47 Eckbo, Royston and Williams, circa 1947-1989
(2 folders)
6 48 Jo Eckstein, circa 1958-1961
6 49 Ed Kearney Casting and Manufacturing, 1972-1974
6 50 Larry and Yoko Elsner, circa 1972-1989
6 51 Susie and Roy Eldredge, circa 1950-1989
6 52 Madeleine Everaert, circa 1958-1979
6 53-54 Experimental Printmaking, circa 1974-1981
(2 folders)
6 55 Miscellaneous Fa-Fi, 1948-1994
6 56 Miscellaneous Fl-Fu, 1948-1994
6 57 Shirley and Isadore Familian, circa 1984-1993
6 58 Perl Fine, 1947
6 59 Hanna and Ted Finklestein, 1983-1986
6 60 Alfonso de Fortuna, 1974-1975
6 61 Fredericke Fourcaud, circa 1958-1989
6 62 Francine Seders Gallery, 1972-1973
6 63 Sam and Muriel Francis, circa 1950-1966
6 64 Betty Freeman, circa 1963-1974
6 65 Raymonde Frin, circa 1952-1986
6 66 Carlo Frua, circa 1955-1970
6 67 Fullerton Bicentennial Committee, 1976
6 68 Miscellaneous G, 1959-1992
6 69 Galerie Anderson-Mayer, 1963
6 70 Galerie Rive Droite, circa 1956
Box Folder
7 1-4 Galerie Stadler, circa 1957-1993
(4 folders)
7 5 Galleria Di Spazio, circa 1956
7 6 Gallery Mayer, 1959-1962
7 7 Gallery of Modern Art, Scottsdale, circa 1966-1968
7 8 Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, 1994-1995
7 9 Nancy Genn, circa 1959-1984
7 10 Harriet Germain, 1961, 1974
Box Folder
6 11 Andre Gibert, circa 1951-1952
Box Folder
7 12 Peter Gimpel, 1976
7 13 Mark and Erno Goldfinger, circa 1968-1979
7 14 Gordon Woodside Galleries, 1968-1969
7 15-17 Grafico Uno, 1952-1990
(3 folders)
7 18 Ollie Kate and Paul Green, 1944-1980
7 19 Ray Green, circa 1952-1992
7 20 Anne Gregory, circa 1987-1994
7 21 Anna Gruen, 1931-1932
7 22 Trude Guetzmonprez, circa 1950-1970
7 23 Peggy Guggenheim, circa 1961-1979
7 24 Uuie Guiette, 1957-1961
7 25 Margo Gwinn, 1950-1963
7 26 Miscellaneous Ha, circa 1947-1987
7 27 Miscellaneous He-Hy, circa 1958-1993
7 28-29 Yvonne Hagen, circa 1955-1992
(2 folders)
7 30 Don Ham, circa 1976-1991
7 31 Lois Handler, 1990-1994
7 32 Walter Hanlon, 1953-1954
7 33 Jo Hanson, circa 1984-1990
7 34-35 Lena Hansen, 1984-1996
(2 folders)
7 36 Sylvia Hartman, 1974-1992
7 37 Paul and Virginia Hassel, circa 1950-1960
7 38-40 Anne Hauberg, circa 1971-1990
(3 folders)
7 41 Ashley Haviden, circa 1950-1953
7 42 Bill and Desiree Hayter, circa 1979
7 43 Marin Henderson, circa 1981-1993
7 44 Louis Heyn, circa 1968-1981
7 45 Ron Hickman, circa 1983
7 46 Lynn Hickey, circa 1981-1987
7 47 F. M. Hinkhouse, circa 1968-1986
7 48 Eden Hodara, circa 1953-1970
7 49 House Beautiful, 1972
7 50 Hollis Galleries, 1966-1970
7 51 Bruce and Betye Howell, circa 1964-1997
7 52 Mildred Hudson, 1977-1978
7 53 Frances Hussey, 1963-1974
7 54 Miscellaneous I, 1952
7 55 Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1953-1968
7 56 il segno, 1957-1958
7 57 Miscellaneous Ja-Ju, circa 1951-1986
7 58 Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 1985-1993
7 59 Edward Jacobson, 1976-1984
7 60 Sam and Bettye Jaffe, 1980-1985
7 61 Paul Jenkins, circa 1954-1968
7 62 Gertrude Flint Jones, 1947-1969
7 63 Judy Miller Publications, 1988
7 64 Miscellaneous K, circa 1958-1993
7 65 Maggie (Ann) Karl, 1958, 1987-1993
7 66 Bruce Kasmer, 1991-1993
7 67-68 Karl and Georgette Kasten, circa 1961-1991
(2 folders)
7 69 Lila Katzen, 1960-1969
7 70 KCET, 1972
7 71 Jim and Jane Kresl, circa 1969-1981
7 72 Katherine Kuh, circa 1956-1992
7 73 Walter Kuhlman, circa 1953-1963
Box Folder
8 1 Miscellaneous La, 1945-1996
8 2 Miscellaneous Le-Lu, 1945-1996
8 3 Laguna Art Museum, 1993-1995
8 4 Nancy Lang, 1944-1990
8 5 Estelle and Erwine Laverne, circa 1965
8 6 Ora Lerman, 1980-1993
8 7 Judy and Murry Lerner, circa 1961-1962
8 8 Edith and Arthur Levin, 1979-1986
8 9 Orme and Barbara Lewis, 1968-1981
8 10 Charles and Miriam Lindstrom, circa 1951-1992
8 11 Frank Lobdell, circa 1950-1974
8 12 Pat Logan, circa 1971-1993
8 13 Emmanuel Looten, circa 1956-1959
8 14 City of Los Angeles, 1968-1974
8 15 Sam and Shirley Lichtman, 1968-1982
8 16 Linda Farris Galleries, 1993
8 17 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1991
8 18 George Lusk, circa 1947-1950
8 19 Herbert Lust, circa 1961-1962
8 20 Miscellaneous Ma-Mc, 1947-1993
8 21 Miscellaneous Me-Mu, 1947-1993
8 22 Francis McCann, circa 1950-1974
8 23-30 Richard McCarthy, 1944-1997
(8 folders)
8 31 Lucille McEnery, 1975-1976
8 32 Carl W. McIntosh, 1965-1973
8 33 Eline McKnight, circa 1951-1964
8 34 Charlotte Mack, 1959-1965
8 35 MAI Gallery, 1957-1959
8 36 Malvina Miller Gallery, circa 1971-1974
8 37 Manina, circa 1962
8 38 Phyllis Manley, 1961, 1971-1980
8 39 Marilyn Pearl Gallery, 1977
8 40 Paolo Marinotti, 1959-1973
8 41 Marva Marrow, circa 1987
8 42 M'Arte, 1970-1971
8 43-46 Martha Jackson Gallery, 1955-1981
(4 folders)
8 47 Paolo and Florence Marzotto, 1963-1988
8 48 Media Gallery, 1972, 1976, 1986
8 49 June Meehan, 1953-1961
8 50 Lani Miller, circa 1970-1993
8 51 Mills College, 1947-1955, 1977, 1987
8 52 Florence Minard, circa 1938-1980
8 53 Nick Minginourch, 1969-1970,1983, 1989
8 54 Peter Mitten, 1984-1991
8 55 Sybil Moholy-Nagy, circa 1950
8 56 Daniel Mondschein, 1990-1991
8 57-58 Luigi Moretti, circa 1955-1973
(2 folders)
8 59 Grace Morley, 1955, 1981-1985
8 60-63 Berto Morucchio, circa 1954-1984
(4 folders)
8 64 Bob Mosher, circa 1960
8 65 Leota Moulton, circa 1960-1976
8 66 Jean and Agnes de Moustier, circa 1956-1962
8 67 Tuni Murtinho, 1953-1955
8 68 Museum of Modern Art, 1947-1977
8 69 Miscellaneous N, 1950-1993
8 70 Bernie and Ruth Nath, circa 1957-1988
8 71 National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian, 1976
8 72 National Museum of American Art, 1982, 1990-1997
8 73-74 Neill Gallery, circa 1976-1983
(2 folders)
Box Folder
9 1 David Nellis, circa 1970-1973
9 2 Fred and Eva Neumayer, circa 1950-1951, 1955
9 3 Norton Simon Museum, circa 1987
9 4 Miscellaneous O, circa 1961-1984
9 5 Oakland Museum of Art, 1959-1982, 1994-1995
9 6 Oakland Public Schools, 1947
9 7 Wally and Dotty Obers, circa 1963-1972
9 8 Francine O'Donnell, 1982, 1984, 1986
9 9-10 May O'Donnell, 1948-1994
(2 folders)
9 11 Ella Odorfer, 1965-1975
9 12 Nanon Ohman, circa 1975-1986
9 13 Flora and John Olsen, 1960-1980
9 14 Don and Helen Olsen, circa 1953-1980
9 15 Orr's Gallery, 1975-1976
9 16 Alfonzo Ossorio, 1960-1990
9 17 Otto Seligman Gallery, 1954-1963
9 18 Judy Owyang, 1970-1972
9 19 Miscellaneous Pa-Pe, circa 1949-1994
9 20 Miscellaneous Ph-Py, circa 1949-1994
9 21 Eduardo Paolozzi, circa 1952
9 22-23 David Parry, circa 1966-1993
(2 folders)
9 24 Stella Patri, circa 1958-1992
9 25 Giacomo Patri, 1951, 1969-1978
9 26 Celia Payton, 1954-1967
9 27 Ellie Persons, 1968-1969, 1974
9 28 Amy Phelps, 1950-1951
9 29 Joann and Gifford Phillips, circa 1973-1988
9 30 Phoenix Art Museum, 1995
9 31 Jean Piaubert, 1966, 1978
9 32-34 Polly Friedlander Gallery, 1973-1978
(3 folders)
9 35 Miscellaneous Q, 1997
9 36 Miscellaneous Ra-Ri, 1949-1996
9 37 Miscellaneous Ro-Ry, 1949-1996
9 38 Robert Ramsey, 1966-1986
9 39 Herbert Read, 1950-1967
9 40 Ted and Hanna Renneker, 1969, 1980-1996
9 41 Jeanne Reynal, circa 1957-1966
9 42 Riggs Galleries, circa 1989-1991
9 43 Terry Riley, 1968-1985
9 44-45 Esther and Bob Robles, circa 1960-1983
(2 folders)
9 46 Mildred Rosenthal, circa 1951-1969
9 47 Alix de Rothschild, circa 1963-1976
9 48 Pierre and Jacqueline Roumeguere, 1958-1974
9 49 Evelyn Royston, 1966-1967
9 50 Evelyn and Bob Royston, circa 1953-1985
9 51-52 Sam and Gladys Rubenstein, circa 1971-1995
(2 folders)
9 53 David Rubin, 1983
9 54 Virginia Russ, circa 1944-1954
9 55 Miscellaneous Sa-Se, circa 1948-1996
9 56 Miscellaneous Sh-Sm, circa 1948-1996
9 57 Miscellaneous Sn-Sw, circa 1948-1996
9 58 Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, 1982-1985
9 59-60 SalviatiEc., circa 1968-1973
(2 folders)
9 61 San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, 1973-1976
9 62 San Francisco Chronicle, 1951-1956
Box Folder
10 1-2 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, circa 1948-1991
(2 folders)
10 3-4 Kenneth Sawyer, circa 1948-1963
(2 folders)
10 5 Morton and Kay Schamberg, circa 1964-1977
10 6 Bonnie Schwartz, circa 1979-1980
10 7 Mel and Gerrie Scott, 1948-1949, 1968-1977
10 8 Seattle Art Museum, 1974-1975, 1996
10 9 Seligman Gallery, 1967-1968
10 10 Henry Seldis, 1974-1978
10 11-12 Senior Group, 1969-1985
(2 folders)
10 13 I. Serpan, 1954
10 14 Elaine Sewell, 1975, 1982-1993
10 15 Gertrude Shurr, 1944-1993
10 16 Amy Silen, 1977-1991
10 17 Nell Sinton, 1960-1977
10 18 Wendy Slatkin, 1984
10 19-20 Smith Andersen Gallery, circa 1975-1985
(2 folders)
10 21 Hans Snock and Erik De Vries, circa 1952-1957, 1986
10 22 Flora Soldan, circa 1962-1972
10 23 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1945-1980
10 24 Selden Spaulding, circa 1962-1969
10 25 Darthea Speyer, 1952-1992
10 26 Katie Stedman, circa 1947-1979
10 27 Leonard and Marie Stein, circa 1969-1986
10 28 Joe and Margaret Stein, circa 1952-1993
10 29 Vivienne Stein, circa 1985-1993
10 30 Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 1984-1985
10 31-32 Clyfford and Pat Still, 1955-1985
(2 folders)
10 33 Angie Strickland, 1974
10 34 Louise Svendsen, 1973-1976
10 35 Jayne Sword, 1952-1958
10 36 Miscellaneous T, 1959-1993
10 37 Jean-Marc Tapie, 1974
10 38-39 Michel Tapie, 1953-1981
(2 folders)
10 40 Antonio Tapies, 1956-1957
10 41 Tate Gallery, 1970-1979
10 42 Ron Tatro, 1978-1983
10 43-44 Alan Temko, circa 1951-1996
(2 folders)
10 45-48 Susannah Temko, 1964-1985
(4 folders)
10 49 Thank You Notes, circa 1958-1990
10 50 Thank You Notes from Students, 1987
10 51 Yvonne Thibaut-Pomerantz, 1965-1982
10 52 John Thomas, circa 1981-1985
10 53 Ruth Thompson, 1949-1989
10 54 Elizabeth Tiso, 1982-1988
10 55 Tobey Moss Gallery, 1980-1993
10 56-59 Mark Tobey, 1954-1979
(4 folders)
10 60 Torque Gallery, 1982, 1987
10 61 Miscellaneous U, 1949, 1972, 1977-1994
10 62 University of Oregon, Museum of Art, 1979
10 63 Miscellaneous V, 1960-1994
10 64 Dorothy and George Vaughan, circa 1974-1993
Box Folder
11 1 Jean Villeri, circa 1950-1952
11 2 Vogue, 1958
11 3 Miscellaneous W, 1950-1995
11 4 Esther Waite, circa 1960-1984
11 5 Grace Marie Waldrup, circa 1972-1994
11 6 Gordon and Ruth Washburn, circa 1959-1976
11 7 June Wayne, circa 1953-1984
11 8 Wes Wehr, 1956-1979
11 9 Marcia Weisman, circa 1966-1986
11 10 Woty Werner, 1951-1957
11 11 Wilhelm Wessel, 1957-1962
11 12 Glenn Wessels, circa 1950
11 13 Katherine White, circa 1970-1980
11 14-15 Frans Wildenhain, circa 1949-1960
(2 folders)
11 16 Charlotte Willard, circa 1960-1976
11 17 George Wittenborn, 1955-1960
11 18-19 Laura Jane and Hamilton Wolf, circa 1936-1965
(2 folders)
11 20-24 Myrtle and Frank Wolf, circa 1950-1997
(5 folders)
11 25 Woman's Building, 1985-1987
11 26 Women's Caucus of Art, 1979-1983
11 27-28 Jason Wong, circa 1968-1993
(2 folders)
11 29 O. J. Woodward, circa 1969-1976
11 30 Worcester Art Museum, 1993-1994
11 31 Miscellaneous Y, 1960-1984
11 32 Miscellaneous Z, 1984, 1990
11 33 First Names Only, undated
11 34 First Names Only, circa 1945-1969
11 35 First Names Only, circa 1970-1988
11 36 First Names Only, circa 1991-1996
11 Postcards, circa 1940-1997
Box Folder
12 1 Christmas Cards, circa 1940-1960
12 2 Christmas Cards, circa 1961-1996
12 3 Christmas Cards, 1959
12 4-24 Christmas Cards, 1964-1973
(21 folders)
Box Folder
13 1-29 Christmas Cards, 1973-1997
(29 folders)
13 30 Christmas Cards from Claire Falkenstein, circa 1963-1995

Series 3: Personal and Business Records, 1936-1997
(Box 14-17, 41, 46-49; 4.2 linear feet)

Personal and business records contain a wide variety of material documenting Falkenstein's business, financial, legal, professional, and personal transactions. Files are found for sales and prices of artwork, artwork inventories, smaller jewelry commissions, speaking engagements, her extensive work as a juror, her business with galleries, legal affairs and contracts, expenses, records of arts organizations to which she belonged, conferences, grants and fellowships, studio and house renovations, her Paris studio and Paris expenses, travel, donations, loans and consignments, conservation, art shipping, insurance, and taxes. The records provide detailed information on her business relationships with several galleries. The renovation files document Falkenstein's conversion of her house into a living space with working studio. Oversized visitor's logs contain comments from visitors to Falkenstein's studio in Venice, California.

The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and folder contents are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
14 1 Accounts, 1969-1997
14 2 Air France, 1952-1953
14 3 American Abstract Artists, 1950
14 4 American Reference Publishing Corporation, 1988-1989
14 5 American Studio Jewelry Since 1940, 1988-1989
14 6 Annual Conference of the Alliance of California Arts Councils, 1974
14 7 Architects, 1988-1989
14 8 Art Books Sold, 1995
14 9 Art Jewelry Limited, 1986
14 10 Artpark Programs, 1976-1978
14 11 Art Storage and Transport - Invoices, 1950-1955
14 12 Art Storage and Transport, 1951-1988
14 13 Art Technique, circa 1940-1973
14 14 Artists Equity Association, 1949-1951
14 15 Artist Studio Tours, 1968-1986
14 16 Arts and Activities Article, 1982-1983
14 17 Attorney Norman Ziff, 1995
14 18 Bank Books, 1951-1954
14 19 Bender Grants-in-Aid, Support Aids, 1942-1944
14 20 Bender Grants-in-Aid, 1948-1949
14 21 Butterfield and Butterfield Actioneers, 1995-1997
14 22 California Art Review, 1987-1990
14 23 California Board of Equalization, 1969-1973
14 24 California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1966-1968
14 25 California State University, Long Beach - Department of Art Advisory Council, 1987-1990
14 26 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Advisory Council for the Arts (Marcia Weisman), circa 1976-1986
14 27 Chapel of the Holy Cross, Arizona, circa 1966
14 28 Clay Sculpture Formulas, circa 1936-1938
14 29 Columbia Pictures TV, 1979
14 30 Color, circa 1961, 1971
14 31 Conservation - Falkenstein's Works, 1980, 1985
14 32 Conservation Work, 1979-1980
14 33 Conservation - Works by Giacometti, 1975-1979
14 34 Consignment Agreement with Armand Hammer Museum at UCLA, 1996
14 35 Contracts, 1954-1984
14 36 Contracts, 1968-1969, 1982
14 37 Copyright, 1947
14 38 Damage to Art Work in Storage, 1986
14 39 Design, circa 1948-1958
14 40 Designers West Article, 1970
14 41 Design in Steel Award Program, 1973
14 42 Directions for Handling the "Apple," 1973
14 43 Documentary entitled "Claire Falkenstein, Sculptor," 1976-1980
14 44 Donations of Art Work, circa 1968-1979
14 45 Donations of Art Work, 1983-1993
14 46 Donations of Art Work, circa 1980-1990
14 47 Donation - Eureka College, 1968-1980
14 48 Donation - Musee National d'art Moderne, 1986
14 49 Downtown Los Angeles Art Center, 1986
14 50 Peggie Dwight Inventory, circa 1980s
14 51 Endorsements, 1972-1989
14 52 Erotica, circa 1970
14 53 Esthetics, circa 1950
14 54 Eulogy of Grace Morley, 1985
14 55 Experiments in Art and Technology, 1967-1969
14 56 Experiments in Art and Technology, 1970-1971
14 57 Falkenstein Fountain on Long Beach Museum of Art Grounds, 1975
14 58 Claire Falkenstein Research Project, 1995-1997
14 59 Films, 1968-1972
14 60 Films, circa 1950-1984
14 61 Film "Touching the Quick," 1949-1950
14 62 Film "Touching the Quick" - Artist Permission Letters and Correspondence, 1948-1950
14 63 Financial Agreements with Richard McCarthy, 1952, 1957
14 64 The Folk Tree, 1992
14 65 Fresno Arts Center - Catalogue Reprint, 1973
14 66 Gallery Records - Bolles Gallery, 1959
14 67 Gallery Records - Comsky Gallery, 1972-1974
14 68 Gallery Records - Esther Robles Gallery, 1965
14 69 Gallery Records - Gallery Mayer, 1961
14 70 Gallery Records - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 1984-1991
14 71 Gallery Records - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 1986-1995
14 72 Gallery Records - Malvina Miller Gallery, 1971-1975
14 73 Gallery Records - Martha Jackson Gallery, 1963-1966
14 74 Gallery Records - Martha Jackson Gallery, 1967-1969
14 75 Gallery Records - Martha Jackson Gallery, Sales, 1968-1970
Box Folder
15 1 Gallery Records - Polly Friedlander Gallery, 1973-1976
15 2 Gallery Records - Torque Gallery, circa 1970-1982
15 3 Gift to Hinkhouse Collection of Art at Stephens College, 1979
15 4 Peggy Guggenheim, circa 1970-1980
15 5 Haas Genealogy, 1965
15 6 Harcourts Gallery, 1985
15 7 The Head-Royce School, 1994-1995
15 8 Louis Heyn Will, 1994
15 9 Hyman Hirsh Estate, 1961-1962
15 10 Honor - The Women's Caucus for Art, 1981
15 11 Incident with Gate Door at Ocean Front Walk Property, 1994
15 12 Income Tax, 1959-1962, 1974
15 13 Income Tax, 1982-1983
15 14 Income Tax, 1986-1989
15 15 Inheritance from Helen Bickel, 1978-1979
15 16 Insurance, 1969-1970
15 17 International Design Conference, 1958
15 18 International Sculpture Competition, 1952
15 19 Inventories of Art Work, circa 1964-1969
15 20 Invitation, 1975, 1988-1993
15 21 Invoices, circa 1950-1954
15 22 Invoices - Paris, 1962
15 23 Instituto Grafico Tiberino, 1958-1959
15 24 Jewelry Commissions, 1948-1949
15 25 Jewelry Design, circa 1950-1960
15 26 Jewelry Orders, 1948-1985
15 27 Jewelry Orders for Sculpture to Wear, Inc., 1974-1975
15 28-29 J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship - Application Material, 1946-1949
(2 folders)
15 30 J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1949-1950
15 31 J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1977
15 32 J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1977-1979
15 33-34 J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1978-1979
(2 folders)
15 35-36 J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship - Application with Photographs, 1978-1979
(2 folders)
15 37 Juried Shows, 1949-1970
15 38 Juried Shows, 1968, 1973-1974
15 39 Juried Shows, 1973-1991
15 40 Juried Show - Art in Public Spaces, 1988
15 41 Juror - Albert Bender Grant, 1950
15 42 Juror - California Resources Council, Pacifica Awards, 1977-1979
15 43 Juror - California State Fair Art Show, 1978
15 44 Juror - Fresno Arts Center and Museum, 1986
15 45 Juror - Long Beach Art Association, 1988
15 46 Juror - Long Beach Art Association - 3D Exhibition, 1989
15 47 Juror - Olympic Architecture Competition, 1983
15 48-49 Juror - San Diego Art Institute, 1990
(2 folders)
15 50 Juror - Westwood Center of the Arts, 1980-1981
15 51 Juror - Writers Guild of America, 1983
15 52 La Quinta Arts Festival, 1984
15 53 Lawsuit about Roof Installation, 1990-1991
Box Folder
16 1-2 Learning French, circa 1947-1958
(2 folders)
16 3 Lease for Great Jones Street in New York, 1959
16 4 Lecture - California Arts Project Summer Institute, 1990
16 5 Lectures - Invitation Thank-you Notes, 1973-1985
16 6 Legal Issues, 1957, 1969, 1979-1982
16 7 The Light Bringer Project, 1988, 1994
16 8 Lists of "Things To Do," circa 1970
16 9 Listing Contract for Victoria Avenue Property, 1997
16 10 Falkenstein Living-Trust Transfer Deed, 1996
16 11 Loans of Art Work, 1982, 1985
16 12 Loans of Art Work, 1990-1995
16 13 Loan - Oakland Museum, 1972-1974
16 14 Long Beach Museum of Art, 1968, 1990-1993
16 15 Los Angeles Museum of Art - Purchase of "Struttura Grafica," 1973
16 16 Mailing Lists, 1949-1969
16 17 Mailing Lists, circa 1970-1990
16 18 Memberships, 1936-1937
16 19 Florence Minard, 1979
16 20-21 Miscellaneous Organizations, 1949-1950
(2 folders)
16 22 Grace Morley, 1985
16 23 Mortgage for Venice Property, 1987-1989
16 24 Murals, circa 1948-1950
16 25 Musee des Arts Decoratifs, 1991
16 26 Musee De L'Homme, 1951-1952
16 27 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), 1974
16 28 National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1986
16 29 National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1995-1996
16 30 New York Studio, 1959-1963
16 31 Ocean Front Property, 1963-1967
16 32 Ocean Front Property - Purchase, 1963
16 33 Ocean Front Property - Renovation, circa 1965-1966
16 34-35 Ocean Front Property - Renovation, 1987-1990
(2 folders)
16 36 May O'Donnell and Ray Green, 1950-1983
16 37 Paris, circa 1950-1960
16 38 Paris, 1980
16 39 Paris Expenses, 1961-1963
16 40 Paris Sculpture "Couple," 1985
16 41 Paris Studio, circa 1954-1969
16 42 Paris Studio, 1980-1981
16 43 Paris Studio, 1982-1983
16 44 Paris Studio, 1984-1985
16 45 Paris Studio, 1986
16 46 Paris Studio, 1987
16 47 Paris Studio, 1988
16 48 Paris Studio, 1993
16 49 Patents, 1944-1976
16 50 Pablo Picasso, circa 1940-1970
16 51 Giacomo Patri, circa 1966-1978
16 52 Patri School of Art Fundamentals, circa 1953
16 53 Pepsi-Cola Fellowship in Painting, 1947
16 54 Petroglyphs, circa 1945
16 55 Phoenix Art Museum, 1967-1979
16 56 Poetry - Jim Sudalnik, 1987
16 57 Poetry - Richard Moore, 1949
16 58 Pond Farm History, 1992
16 59-62 Price Lists, circa 1941-1990
(4 folders)
16 63 Property on Pleasant Street, San Francisco, circa 1940
16 64 Property on Water Street, San Francisco, 1959-1960
16 65 Purchase of Ocean Front Property, circa 1966-1971
16 66 Herbert Read's Manuscript, circa 1991
16 67 Recipes, circa 1970
16 68-69 Recommendations, 1973, 1980
(2 folders)
16 70 Reconditioning of "Accelerating Point" for San Diego Museum of Art, 1989
16 71 Patricia Renick, 1987-1988
16 72 Rodia's Towers in Watts, 1958-1969
Box Folder
17 1 Sale of Art Work, 1952-1962
17 2 Sale of Art Work, circa 1955-1996
17 3-4 Sale of Art Work, 1969-1984
(2 folders)
17 5 Sale of Mark Tobey Abstract, 1977
17 6 Sale of Art Work - Phoenix Art Museum, 1965
17 7 San Francisco Landscape Garden Show, 1989
17 8 San Francisco Museum of Art - Artists' Cookbook, 1982
17 9 San Francisco Society of Women Artists - Bulletins, 1931-1942
17 10 San Francisco Society of Women Artists, 1943-1944
17 11 San Francisco Society of Women Artists - Bylaws and Constitution, circa 1946-1954
17 12 San Francisco State University, Distinguished Artists Forum, 1988
17 13 The Santiago Collection, 1981-1984
17 14 Bozidar von Serda, 1964-1968
17 15 Slide Lists of Art Work, 1976-1994
17 16 Slide Lists for Galleries and Collectors, 1977-1984
17 17 Rena Small - Artists' Hands, 1996
17 18 Sotheby's Sale, 1984-1985
17 19 Steel, circa 1963
17 20 Storage, circa 1950-1976
17 21 Studio and Storage Expenses, 1990
17 22 Studio Tours, 1970-1983, 1989
17 23 Suggested Titles for Art Work, circa 1990
17 24 Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc., 1969-1971
17 25 Michel Tapie, circa 1951-1973
17 26-27 Michel Tapie, circa 1953-1965
(2 folders)
17 28 Tenure for Garner Tullis, 1979
17 29 Third International Congress of Art Critics, 1951
17 30 Mark Tobey, circa 1990
17 31 Mark Tobey - Exhibition Material, 1954, 1959-1960, 1975
17 32 Tom Mooney Labor Movement, 1943
17 33 Tools, circa 1959-1962
17 34 Trip to New York, 1943-1944
17 35 Trip to Europe, 1950
17 36 Trip to Berlin, 1952
17 37 Trip to Barcelona and Italy, 1957
17 38 Trips to Italy, 1960-1963
17 39 Trip to Paris, 1968
17 40-41 Trip to India, Hawaii, and Western Europe, 1969-1971
(2 folders)
17 42 Trip to New York, Venice, and Paris, 1978
17 43 Trip to New York and Paris, 1981
17 44 Trip to Japan, circa 1975
17 45 Tour - Art Today in France, 1958-1959
17 46 Tour - Art Today in France, 1959
17 47 Tour - Art Today in Italy, 1960
17 48 Tour - Art Today in Italy, Notes About Trip, 1960
17 49 Tour - Art Today in Italy, Report, 1960-1961
17 50 Tour - Art Today in France and Italy, 1961
17 51-52 Typography, circa 1940-1970
(2 folders)
17 53 UCLA, Frederick S. Wright Art Gallery, 1983
17 54 UCLA Oral History Program - Colloqium, 1984
17 55 UNESCO, 1948
17 56 Use of Falkenstein's Art in Publications, 1968-1969
17 57 Venice, California, 1967-1973
17 58 Victoria Avenue Property, 1976-1986
17 59 Visiting Artist at California State Polytechnic University, 1978
17 60 Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, 1995
17 61 Welding, Color, and Plastics, circa 1966-1977
17 62 Western Roundtable of Modern Art, 1949
17 63 Franz Wildenhain, circa 1950-1960
17 64 Women's Work - American Art '74, Phildelphia Civic Center, 1974
17 65 Women's Caucus for Art, 1976-1977
17 66 Women's Caucus for Art, 1994-1995
17 67 Women's Caucus for Art, Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts, 1980-1981
17 68-70 Work Logs, 1976-1978
(3 folders)
17 71 Work Opportunities, 1961-1985
17 72 Work Plan, 1978
Box Folder
41 73 Oversized Studio Visitors' Logs, circa 1964-1995
Box Folder
46 74 Expense Journals, 1964-1969
Box
47 Expense Journals, 1970-1974
Box
48 Expense Journals, 1975-1979
Box
49 Expense Journals, 1980-1985, 1990

Series 4: Exhibitions, 1930-1996
(Box 18-21, 42, OV 50; 3.3 linear feet)

Falkenstein maintained comprehensive documentation of her exhibitions from her first exhibition in the 1930s to the last one at the Merging One Gallery in 1996. Files include both a chronological record and individual record for nearly all of her exhibitions. Found with the files are correspondence, photographs, loan and shipping records, catalogs, announcements, clippings, articles, and other records.

The files for exhibitions at the Fresno Art Museum, Martha Jackson Gallery and Jack Rutberg Fine Art Gallery are particularly rich and often personal. Correspondence within the files is particularly interesting as it often provides her own and sometimes her friends' reviews.

The files are arranged first by general exhibitions in chronological order and then alphabetically by individual exhibition. There is some duplication between the two groups of files. Within each folder, contents are arranged chronologically by date. Most of the photographs related to exhibitions are found in the Photographs Series.

Box Folder
18 1-32 General Exhibitions, 1930-1953
(32 folders)
Box Folder
19 1-33 General Exhibitions, 1954-1978
(33 folders)
Box Folder
20 1-18 General Exhibitions, 1979-1995
(18 folders)
20 19 The Art Institute of Chicago, Society for Contemporary Art, 1968
20 20 Arts Council Cultural Center, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1974-1976
20 21 Addison Gallery of American Art, 1948-1949
20 22 Artists for Victory Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1942
20 23 Berkeley Art Museum, circa 1935
20 24 Blue Cross of Southern California, 1975
20 25 Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, 1958-1959
20 26 California Museum of Science and Industry, 1972-1974
20 27 Coos Art Museum, 1978
20 28 Corcoran Gallery of Art - "Still Working," 1994
20 29 Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1976-1977
20 30 Crocker Art Museum, 1979
20 31 Denise Cade Gallery, 1986
20 32 Design Center of Los Angeles - Broad Spectrum: Contemporary Los Angeles Painters and Sculptors, 1984
20 33 Fisher Gallery - "Take 2," 1994-1995
20 34-35 Fresno Arts Center, 1969-1970
(2 folders)
20 36 Fresno Arts Center and Museum, 1986-1987
20 37 Fresno Art Museum, 1986
20 38 Fresno Art Museum, 1995
20 39 Grossmont College Art Gallery, 1977
(Oversized item housed in Box 42)
20 40 Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 1986
20 41 Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 1989
20 42 Long Beach Museum, 1965
20 43 Los Angeles and Seoul Contemporary Arts (LASCA), 1995
20 44 Loyola Marymount University, 1982
20 45 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1972, 1976
20 46 Marin County Art and Garden Center, Garden Sculpture Show, 1947
(Oversized item housed in OV 50)
20 47 Martha Jackson Gallery, 1965
20 48 Matrix Workshop of Women Artists - "Sculpture Sacramento," 1982
20 49 Merging One Gallery, 1996
20 50 Michael Dunev Gallery - "The Ties That Bind," 1988
20 51 Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1979
20 52 National Museum of Women in the Arts - "Generation of Mentors," 1994
20 53-54 Palm Springs Desert Museum, Retrospective Exhibition, 1978-1980
(2 folders)
20 55 Parson School of Design - "Still Working," 1993
20 56 Phoenix Art Museum, 1967-1968
20 57 Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica High School, 1973
20 58 Rutgers University Art Gallery, 1979
20 59 The San Francisco Landscape Garden Show, 1989
20 60 San Francisco State University, 1988
20 61 Santa Monica College Art Museum - "The Peace Show," 1982
Box Folder
21 1 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1974-1976
21 2 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1946-1947
21 3 Sepulveda Junior High School, 1980
21 4 Sherman Foundation Center, Corona del Mar, 1970-1971
21 5-6 Torque Galleries, 1976-1977
(2 folders)
21 7 Utah State University, Nora Eccles Harrison Art Museum, 1982-1983
21 8 University of California, Riverside - "The Continuing Vision of Claire Falkenstein," 1984
21 9 Van Straatan Gallery, 1974-1975
21 10 Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1960-1961
21 11 Walker Art Center - "Modern Jewelry Under Fifty Dollars," 1948
21 12 Wight Art Gallery, UCLA, 1993-1994
Box Folder
42 21 Oversized Falkenstein's Studio - "Los Angeles is on Fire," circa 1980
42 22 Oversized Grossmont College Art Gallery - "Topological Investigations," 1977
(from Box. 20, F. 39)
Box Folder
OV 50 23 Oversized Marin County Art and Garden Center, Garden Sculpture Show, - Drawing, 1947
(from Box 20, F. 46)
OV 50 24 Oversized San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - Sketch Detail of Exhibit, 1948

Series 5: Commissions, 1930-1992
(Box 21-22, OV 50-54; 2 linear feet)

Commission files document nearly all of Falkenstein's public and private large-scale projects and often contain a visual record of the work, as well as correspondence, design notes, contracts, and expense reports. The files are arranged by general commission files, followed by individual projects, both public and private. The general commission files contain documentation on requests for commission work that was not completed, commission submissions that were not accepted, and publicity material.

Individual commission project files provide rich documentation on Falkenstein's many commissioned art works, with particular emphasis on the World War II murals; Peggy Guggenheim gates in Venice; the screens, windows and doors at St. Basils Church in Los Angeles; the fountain at California Federal Savings and Loan; and sculptures at California State University, University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. These detailed files include correspondence, contracts, expense estimates and reports, invoices, designs, sketches, and photographs.

The bulk of the photographs of commissions are found in the Photograph series. Also, most of Falkenstein's jewelry design commissions are found in the Personal and Business Records series. Additional correspondence and other materials related to commissions are found in the Correspondence series and Personal and Business Records.

The files are arranged first by general commissions in chronological order and then alphabetically by individual commissions. Within each folder, contents are arranged chronologically by date.

Box Folder
21 13 General Commissions, 1930, 1946
21 14 General Commissions, 1948
21 15 General Commissions, 1960-1964
21 16 General Commissions, 1971
21 17-19 General Commissions, 1973-1976
(3 folders)
21 20 Airport Commission Submissions, 1976, 1983
21 21 M. J. Aldadeff Necklace, 1983
21 22 Leon Banks - Entrance Screen, 1971
21 23 California Center in San Francisco, 1985
21 24 California Department of Motor Vehicles - "Interchange-Traffic," 1986-1987
21 25 California Federal Savings and Loan, Los Angeles - "Structure and Flow #2," circa 1965-1966
21 26 California Federal Savings and Loan, Los Angeles - "Structure and Flow #2" Controversy about Water, circa 1967-1978
21 27 California Federal Savings and Loan, Los Angeles - "Structure and Flow #2" Documentation on Destruction, 1989-1991
21 28 California Senate Offices, Washington - California Art for California Senators Program, 1973-1975
21 29-36 California State University, Dominquez Hills - "The Forum," 1980
(8 folders, oversized item housed in Box 42)
21 37 California State University, Dominquez Hills - "The Forum" Dedication, 1987
21 38-39 California State College, Fullerton, Men's Gymnasium - "Game Relief," 1964-1965
(2 folders, oversized item housed in OV 53)
21 40 California State University, Long Beach - First International Sculpture Symposium, 1965, 1969
(oversized item housed in OV 53)
21 41 California State University, Long Beach - First International Sculpture Symposium - "Expanding Air Structure," 1965, 1967
21 42 California State University, Northridge - "American in Paris: The 1950s," 1979
21 43 California State University, Stanislow, 1987
21 44 City Hall, Los Angeles - "The Surf, Skeleton of a Wave," 1983
21 45 Commission Applications, 1990-1992
21 46 Coos Bay, Oregon - "Sign of the Pacific," 1973-1976
21 47 City of Coos Bay, Oregon - "Sign of the Pacific" Vandalism Damage, 1979
21 48 Datamation Magazine Cover, 1977
21 49 Diana Ross Home - Stained Glass Window, 1970
21 50 Peggie Dwight Ring, 1985
21 51-52 Fresno Mall - "Three Fires," 1964-1966, 1973
(2 folders)
21 53 Golden Gateway North, San Francisco - "Tide Pool Fountain," 1982-1983
(oversized item housed in OV 53)
21 54 Ray Green - Album Cover, 1946
21 55 Peggy Guggenheim Gates, 1961-1964
21 56 The Head-Royce School - Alumni/Student Art Show, 1995
21 57 Louis Heyn - "Structure and Flow #3," 1969
21 58 Louis Heyn - "Structure and Flow #3" Donated to Long Beach Museum of Art, 1972
21 59-60 Hyland Lab, Costa Mesa - "DNA Molecule," 1969-1970
(Oversized item housed in OV 53)
21 61 Joseph Magnin, Inc., 1965
(oversized item housed in OV 54)
21 62 Alan Leslie - "Never Ending Screen" and "Coachella Valley," 1984
21 63 Arthur and Edith Levin - Suspended Pieces, 1978-1979
21 64 Arthur J. Levin - "Space Variables," 1978
21 65 Lewis and Clark Mural Proposal, circa 1945
21 66 Liethold Residence, 1978
Box Folder
22 1 Long Beach Museum of Art - Heyn Fountain Gift, 1991
22 2 Los Angeles Harbor Department, 1979
22 3 Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, 1990
22 4 Mayer Family, 1949
22 5 Murals, 1943-1944
22 6 Mural at U.S. Naval Hospital, San Leandro, CA, 1946
22 7 Research on Murals, circa 1940-1945
22 8 Don and Helen Olsen Mural, 1955-1956
(oversized item housed in OV 51)
22 9 Painted Costume for Ray Green and May O'Donnell Show, 1941
22 10 James Pick - "Never Ending Screen," 1980-1981
22 11 Public Arts Program, 1992
22 12 Jack Quinn - "Gates," 1992
22 13 Rich's Department Store, Knoxville, 1955
22 14 Sam Rubenstein Windows, 1971-1972
(oversized item housed in OV 51)
22 15 St. Basil's Church, circa 1964-1966
22 16-18 St. Basil's Church, circa 1967-1969
(3 folders, oversized item housed in OV 52)
22 19 St. Basil's Church - Publicity, 1968-1975
22 20 St. Basil's Church - Model for Windows, 1965
22 21 St. Basil's Church - Contract Correspondence, 1967
22 22 St. Basil's Church - Contracts, 1967
22 23 St. Basil's Church - Finances, 1967-1969
(Oversized items housed in OV 52)
22 24 St. Luke's Church, Long Beach - "Sun Dial," 1969-1970
22 25 San Diego State University, Library Classroom Building, 1970
(oversized item in OV 50)
22 26 Henry Segerstrom - Two Copper and Venetian Glass Gates, 1987-1988
(oversized item in OV 51)
22 27-28 South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa - Gates, 1982
(2 folders)
22 29 Louis Stratham, Lone Pine, California - Sculpture, 1973-1974
(Oversized items housed in OV 53)
22 30 William Street - Fireplace Screen, 1981-1982
22 31 Submissions for Commission Projects, 1982-1983
22 32 U.S. Naval Hospital, San Leandro, CA, 1944-1945
22 33 University of California, Los Angeles - "Point as Set #25," 1970-1971
22 34 University of Southern California, Eileen Norris Cinema Building - "Film Strip," 1975-1976
22 35 Leopold Vitorage, 1973
Box
42 Oversized California State University - Dominquez Hills - "The Forum," 1986
(from Box 21, F. 29)
42 Oversized Architectural Plans for Unidentified House, circa 1965-1975
Box
OV 50 Oversized San Diego State University, Library Classroom Building, 1970
(from Box 22, F. 25)
OV 50 Oversized Knoxville, Tennessee Department Store - Rough Preliminary Drawing, 1955
Box
OV 51 Oversized Galerie Stadler, Paris - Drawings for Staircase Sculpture, 1955
OV 51 Oversized Donald Olsen - Drawing of Mural in Stairwell, 1956
(from Box 22, F. 8)
OV 51 Oversized Sam Rubenstein - Drawing for Windows, 1971-1972
(from Box 22, F. 14)
OV 51 Oversized Henry Segerstrom - Drawings for Two Copper and Venetian Glass Gates, 1987
(from Box 22, F. 26)
Box
OV 52 Oversized St. Basil's Church - Monthly Expense Sheets, 1967-1969
(15 sheets)
OV 52 Oversized St. Basil's Church - Progress Schedule, 1967-1969
(2 sheets, from Box 22, F. 16-18)
OV 52 Oversized St. Basil's Church - Drawing for Narthex, circa 1967
(from Box 22, F. 16-18)
OV 52 Oversized St. Basil's Church - Drawings for Bronze Doors, 1967
(3 sheets)
OV 52 Oversized St. Basil's Church - Details for Narthex, Nave, and Tower Windows, 1967-1969
(from Box 22, F. 16-18))
Box
OV 53 Oversized California State University, Long Beach - First International Sculpture Symposium - Supports for Sculpture, 1965
(from Box 21, F. 40)
OV 53 Oversized Louis Stratham, Lone Pine, California - Drawing for "Fire and Ice" Lamps on Fence and "Structure and Flow #4" Fountain, 1973-1974
(from Box 22, F. 29)
OV 53 Oversized California State College, Fullerton, Men's Gymnasium - Plan for Relief called "Game Wall," 1965
(from Box 21, F. 38-39)
OV 53 Oversized Golden Gateway North, San Francisco - Plan for "Tide Pool Fountain," 1981-1982
(from Box 21, F. 53)
OV 53 Oversized Hyland Laboratories, Costa Mesa - Plans and Drawings for "DNA Molecules," 1970
(5 sheets, from Box 21, F. 59-60)
OV 53 Oversized Sam Rubenstein - "Tide Pools," 1981
(2 drawings)
Box
OV 54 Oversized Joseph Magnin, Inc. - Plans for Sculpture, 1965
(2 sheets, from Box 21, F. 61)
OV 54 Oversized Ambassador College, Pasadena - General Landscape Grading Plan, 1957

Series 6: Writings, circa 1929-1993
(Box 22-26, 42, 55; 4.6 linear feet)

Falkenstein's work as a prolific writer, particularly in the 1940s and 1950s, is well-documented here through her numerous published articles in Arts and Architecture magazine, and the New York Herald-Tribune. Her work for Arts and Architecture was primarily written for the "Art Comments from San Francisco" section. She was living in Paris when she contributed an art news column to the New York Herald-Tribune.

Also found here are five diaries and one journal dating from circa 1929-1978. The entries are inconsistent and concern mostly travel. The diaries from 1929 and 1934 are more personal. Falkenstein also maintained extensive notes and notebooks about artwork ideas, observations about art, research, and even drafts of letters. There are also many notes about various topics, including art and class notes. Additional writings are eclectic and cover a wide range of topics of interest to Falkenstein, including music, poetry, the script for Falkestein's film entitled Touching the Quick and drafts of her unpublished book on murals. A handful of writings by others are found, most with annotations by Falkenstein.

Writings are arranged into 5 subseries:

6.1: Published Articles, 1948-1958

This subseries contains published articles, the majority of which were written for the "Art Comments from San Francisco" section of Arts and Architecture magazine. The files contain drafts and notes for the articles, copies of the published material, and correspondence with editors. When Falkenstein moved to Paris in the early 1950s, she supplemented her income by writing a column on art news for the New York Herald Tribune. These articles are also found here.

Files are arranged alphabetically by publication and then chronologically by date. File contents are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
22 36 Articles in Arts and Architecture, February 1948, April 1948
22 37 Articles in Arts and Architecture, April 1948
22 38 Articles in Arts and Architecture, June-July, 1948
22 39 Article in Arts and Architecture - "Art in Cinema," October 1948
22 40 Articles in Arts and Architecture, November-December 1948
22 41 Articles in Arts and Architecture, Review of "Masterpieces from Berlin Masters" Exhibit, circa 1948
22 42 Articles in Arts and Architecture, circa 1947-1950
22 43 Articles in Arts and Architecture, 1948-1949
22 44 Articles in Arts and Architecture, circa 1948-1949
22 45 Articles in Arts and Architecture, March 1949, May 1949
22 46 Articles in Arts and Architecture, August-September 1949
22 47 Articles in Arts and Architecture, November 1949
22 48 Articles in Arts and Architecture, circa 1949-19501950
22 49 Articles in Arts and Architecture, March 1950, May 1950
22 50 Articles in Arts and Architecture, circa 1952-1958
22 51 Article - New York Herald-Tribune, 1955
22 52 Article - San Francisco Chronicle, 1951
22 53 Drafts of Published Articles, circa 1948-1958
22 54 Drafts of Published Articles, circa 1951-1958

6.2: Diaries and Journals, 1929-1978

Diaries are not complete and are limited. Most of the volumes focus on travel, with observations about art and architecture, visits with friends, and her efforts to work on her art while traveling. The diaries from 1929 and 1934 contain more personal entries about love and relationships.

Box Folder
23 1 Diary, circa 1929
23 2 Diary with Poems, 1934
23 3 Diaries, 1951
23 4 Diary, 1956
23 5 Diary of Trip to Europe, 1978
23 6 Journal, 1978

6.3: Notes and Notebooks, circa 1930-1989

Throughout her life, Falkenstein maintained files containing notes about events in her life, including ideas and plans for her artwork; observations about meetings, exhibitions, commissions, and lectures; lists of art supply purchases; research notes; and reminders about upcoming activites. Some files contain drafts of letters.

Box Folder
23 7-19 Notes, circa 1930-1990
(13 folders)
23 20-31 Notebooks, circa 1940-1960
(12 folders)
Box Folder
24 1-22 Notebooks, circa 1966-1985
(22 folders)
Box Folder
25 1-4 Notebooks, circa 1985-1989
(4 folders)

6.4: Other Writings by Falkenstein, circa 1929-1993

Eclectic writings by Falkenstein are mostly unpublished, beginning with her writings as an undergraduate at UC, Berkeley and ending with her observations about her artwork in the 1990s. Travel notes are not diary entries but more formal writings about tours Falkenstein organized in France and Italy. Of particular interest are the poetry and music files which document Falkenstein's wide range of artistic endeavors. This subseries also contains notes and the script for Falkestein's film entitled Touching the Quick and drafts of her unpublished book on murals. The observations on her artwork contain notes and more formal writings on specific pieces of sculpture.

The files are arranged by type of material. File contents are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
25 5-11 Class Notes - UC Berkeley, circa 1929
(7 folders)
25 12-13 Notes from Anatomy Class, circa 1930
(2 folders)
25 14 Notes on Trip to Mexico, 1934
25 15 Notes from Drive Across Country, 1950
25 16 Notes on trip to Italy and France, circa 1959-1960
25 17 Notes from Trip to Italy, circa 1960-1961
25 18 Notes from Trip to Paris, circa 1993
25 19-21 Poetry, 1932-1954
(3 folders, oversized item housed in OV 55)
25 22-23 Notes, including Poetry, circa 1932-1938
(2 folders)
25 24-29 Music, circa 1933
(6 folders)
25 30 Notes on Falkenstein's Film "Touching the Quick," circa 1948
25 31 Script and Direction for Falkenstein's Film "Touching the Quick," circa 1948
25 32-35 Drafts of Book on Murals, circa 1950
(4 folders)
25 36 Notes on Book on Murals, circa 1950
25 37 Notes on Artwork "The Sun" Series, circa 1960
25 38 Notes on Artwork "Sculptured Water," 1963-1965
25 39 Notes on Artwork "Vibration," 1965
25 40 Notes on Artwork "Structure and Flow," circa 1965-1969
25 41 Notes on Artwork "Simultaneity," circa 1970
25 42 Notes on Artwork "Fertility," Undated
25 43 Notes on Vocabulary for Artwork "Exploding the Volume," circa 1980-1990
25 44 Notes on Sculpture, 1963
25 45 Notes on Works of Art, circa 1947-1984
25 46 Notes on Art Techniques and Supplies, circa 1945
Box Folder
26 1 Learning French, circa 1951
26 2 Museum Report for School Project, circa 1928
26 3 Notes on Discussion with Frank Lobdell and Tom Roberts, 1951
26 4 Notes from The Anatomy of Art by Herbert Read, circa 1935-1940
26 5 Writings on Aesthetics, circa 1960
Box
42 Oversized Text from Falkenstein's Film "Seven Episodes, Seven Works," circa 1976
Box
OV 55 Oversized Poetry, 1933
(from Box 24, F. 8-10)

6.5: Writings by Others, circa 1938-1972

This subseries contains writings by other authors, most of which contain annotations by Falkenstein. Of particular interest is a signed handwritten document in French by Francis Picabia.

The files are arranged chronologically by date.

Box Folder
26 6 Bernard Zakheim, circa 1938
26 7 Amedee Ozenfant, 1942
26 8 Francis Picabia, 1950
26 9 Peter Jones, 1972

Series 7: Teaching, 1929-1995,
(Box 26; .8 linear feet)

This series documents Falkenstein's long career as a teacher and lecturer with correspondence, contracts, and notes on her many lecture engagements at schools, galleries, museums, and art associations. The remaining files document Falkenstein's teaching positions, including her first position at Mills College in California from 1946-1947. These files include lesson plans and notes, contracts, and correspondence. The files on her tenure at the Pond Farm Workshops are particularly interesting, with notes about her fellow teacher Frans Wildenhain and correspondence with workshop owners, Jane and Gordon Herr.

Box Folder
26 10-11 California Labor School, 1945-1947
(2 folders)
26 12-13 California School of Fine Arts, 1946-1950, 1958
(2 folders)
26 14 California State University, Distinguished Artists' Forum, 1985
26 15 Claremont Graduate School, 1983
26 16 College Art Association, 1980-1981
26 17 East Bay Teachers' Union Program for Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1931
26 18-22 Lectures, circa 1945-1995
(5 folders)
26 23 Long Beach Museum of Art - Lecture Notes, 1993
26 24 Los Angeles County Schools - Galleries-in-the-Schools Workshop, 1985
26 25 Los Angeles District Assembly of Delphian Chapters, 1972
26 26-30 Mills College, circa 1945-1947
(5 folders)
26 31 Patri School of Art Fundamentals, 1948
26 32 The Pilchuk School, Seattle, 1983
26 33-34 Pond Farm Workshops, Guerneville, California, 1949-1950
(2 folders)
26 35-37 San Francisco Museum of Art, circa 1945-1949
(3 folders)
26 38 San Jose Art League, 1986
26 39-46 Teaching Notes, 1939-1950
(8 folders)
26 47 University of California, Davis, 1978
26 48 University of California, Riverside, 1985
26 49 University of Southern California, Friends of Fine Arts Studio Tour and Lecture, 1985
26 50-51 University of Southern California, Idyllwild Campus, circa 1982-1985
(2 folders)
26 52 UCLA Extension Course, 1972
26 53 UCLA Faculty Women's Club, 1972
26 54 Utah State University, 1972
26 55 Writings on Teaching, circa 1946-1947

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1890-1997
(Box 27-35, 43, 55-56; 9.5 linear feet)

There are extensive photographs of Falkenstein, her family and friends, colleagues, commissions, exhibitions, and works of art. These images provide an exhaustive visual inventory of her art from her first wood sculptures to her last commission at California State University, Dominiquez Hills in 1986. Included are many images of Falkenstein, of Falkenstien with her art, of Falkentstien working, and of Falkenstein's studio. There are numerous photographs of Falkenstein with friends, family, and colleagues in social or work settings. Also found are photographs of exhibition openings, installation views, and works of art exhibited. Additional photographs document Falkenstein's commissions, including images of her at work. Other images of commissions may also be found in the Commissions series, but the bulk are filed here. There are numerous photographs of Falkenstein's individual works of art, including drawings, sculpture, jewelry, murals, lamps, and ceramics.

Photographs are arranged into 8 subseries:

8.1: Falkenstein, 1974-1991

Photographs of Falkenstein are arranged into 3 subsubseries:

8.1.1: Single Images, circa 1920-1997

These files contain single images of Falkenstein, including several photographs taken a few months before her death in 1997. The self-portraits are photographs of drawings Falkenstein made of herself using an old photograph as a guide.

Box Folder
27 1-2 Claire Falkenstein, circa 1920-1950
(2 folders)
27 3-5 Claire Falkenstein, circa 1951-1997
(3 folders, oversized items housed in OV 56)
27 6 Self-Portraits, circa 1930
27 7 Claire Falkenstein in her Garden, circa 1978-1980
27 8 Claire Falkenstein on Horseback, 1987
27 9 Claire Falkenstein Negatives, circa 1920-1950
27 10 Claire Falkenstein Negatives, circa 1950-1997
8.1.2: Working, circa 1946-1997

These files contain photographs of Falkenstein with her works of art, both posed shots with artwork as well as more informal shots of her working in her California and Paris studios.

Box Folder
27 11-15 Claire Falkenstein with her Works of Art, circa 1946-1997
(5 folders, oversized items housed in Box 43)
27 16 Claire Falkenstein with Her Works of Art in Paris, circa 1953-1955
27 17 Claire Falkenstein with "Spring Stampede," circa 1988
27 18-20 Claire Falkenstein Working on her Art, circa 1946-1996
(3 folders)
27 21 Claire Falkenstein Working in her Studio, circa 1990-1992
27 22 Claire Falkenstein with her Works of Art - Negatives, circa 1946-1997
27 23 Claire Falkenstein with her Works of Art - Negatives, circa 1946-1997
8.1.3: Studios and House, 1965-1997

Throughout much of her career, Falkenstein maintained studios in California and Paris. These files capture both spaces. In the early 1960s, Falkenstein purchased waterfront property in Venice, California and created living quarters with an attached studio large enough to work on her sculptures. She renovated the space again in the late 1980s. Photographs here capture this space.

Box Folder
27 24 Ocean Front Walk Studio and House Construction, 1965
27 25 Ocean Front Walk Property Studio and Garden, circa 1965
27 26 Ocean Front Walk Studio, 1967
27 27 Paris Studio, circa 1975-1985
27 28 Ocean Front Walk Property Garden, circa 1980
27 29 Ocean Front Walk Property Upstairs Studio, circa 1990
27 30 Ocean Front Walk Property, circa 1990
27 31 Ocean Front Walk Studio - Renovation, 1990
27 32 Ocean Front Walk Property House and Studio, circa 1990-1997
27 33 Beach Scenes from Ocean Front Walk Property, 1997
27 34 Ocean Front Walk Property Studio - Negatives, circa 1965-1990

8.2: Falkenstein with Family and Friends, 1933-1997

This subseries contains images of Falkestein with her family, friends, and colleagues. They include both identified and unidentified individuals posing with Falkenstein. Many images are group shots taken at dinners, parties, or outings. Of particular interest are the images of Falkenstein with her friend, Michel Tapie. The files also contain early images of Falkenstein with her husband, Richard McCarthy

The photographs with identified individual(s) are marked and filed at the beginning of the subseries. Unidentified individuals with Falkenstein are in the general files at the end of the subseries.

Box Folder
27 35 Claire Falkenstein with Helen Bickel (sister), circa 1933, 1960
27 36 Claire Falkenstein with Betty Freeman - Dinner Party, 1974
27 37 Claire Falkenstein with Diane Divelbess, circa 1980-1982
27 38 Claire Falkenstein with Lena Hansen, circa 1993
27 39 Claire Falkenstein with Martha Jackson, circa 1965-1969
27 40 Claire Falkenstein with Richard McCarthy, circa 1940-1950
27 41 Claire Falkenstein in Venice with Berto Morucchio, 1971
27 42 Claire Falkenstein with Hal Nelson, 1994
27 43 Claire Falkenstein with Paul Karlstrom and Susan Lawrence, 1997
27 44 Lunch with Sue and David Parry and Elaine Jones, circa 1991
27 45 Falkenstein with Michel Tapie, circa 1957-1966
27 46 Falkenstein with Alan Becky and Susannah Temko, circa 1980
27 47 Falkenstein with Friends, circa 1917-1949
27 48-49 Falkenstein with Friends, circa 1950-1970
(2 folders)
27 50 Falkenstein with Friends, circa 1952-1958
27 51 Falkenstein with Friends in Europe, circa 1953
27 52-54 Falkenstein with Friends, circa 1970-1997
(3 folders)
27 55 Falkenstein with Friends at Venice Studio Event, circa 1970
27 56 Falkenstein with Friends at Party, 1976
27 57 Falkenstein with Friends at July 4th Party, 1977
27 58 Claire Falkenstein in Oregon with Friends, 1979
27 59 Claire Falkenstein with Friends at NASA Exhibit, circa 1987
27 60 Falkenstein with Friends at Christmas Party, 1992
27 61 Falkenstein with Friends at Party, circa 1993
27 62 Falkenstein with Friends at Studio Event, circa 1993
27 63 Claire Falkenstein, Family, Friends, and Travel - Negatives, circa 1930-1960
Box Folder
28 1-2 Claire Falkenstein, Family, Friends, and Travel - Negatives, circa 1930-1960
(2 folders)

8.3: Family and Friends, circa 1890-1997

This subseries contains images of Falkenstein's family, friends, and colleagues. She is not present in the majority of these photographs. Several images from the 1890s to the 1920s are included in this subseries but they are largely unidentified. Of particular interest are the images of Falkenstein's good friend, May O'Donnell, a dancer and choreographer who studied with Martha Graham. There are also images of Mark Tobey and Michel Tapie.

Photographs of identified individuals are filed at the beginning of the subseries and unidentified individuals at the end of the subseries.

Box Folder
28 3 Moo Anderson, 1980
28 4 Helen and Frank Bickel (Falkenstein's Sister), 1910, 1969
28 5 Vanner Bickel with his Family (Falkenstein's nephew), circa 1933-1967
28 6 Olive Cowell, circa 1969
28 7 Victor Cusack, circa 1980
28 8 Lena Hansen in Venice, 1992
28 9 Louis Heyn - Last Visit, 1980
28 10 Richard McCarthy (Falkenstein's husband), circa 1929-1950
28 11 Lani, Don, and Natalie Martin (Falkenstein's niece), circa 1980
28 12 Luigi Moretti - Negatives, circa 1951-1968
28 13 May O'Donnell, circa 1947
28 14 Bob Royston, 1989
28 15 Bozidar von Serda, 1964
28 16 Michel Tapie, circa 1955-1965
28 17 Susannah Temko, circa 1977-1978
28 18 Mark Tobey, 1969
28 19 May O'Donnell - Negatives, circa 1947
28 20 Susannah Temko - Negatives, circa 1977-1978
28 21 Family and Friends - Unidentified, circa 1890-1940
28 22-25 Friends - Unidentified, circa 1930-1997
(4 folders)
28 26 Friends - Unidentified - Negatives, circa 1930-1997

8.4: Travel, 1935-1978

The majority of these files document Falkenstein's many trips to Europe. The general travel files contain unidentified snapshots, probably of Falkenstein's trip to Mexico with her husband in the 1930s.

Box Folder
28 27 Travel - France, 1959
28 28 Travel - Greece 1970
28 29 Travel - Japan, 1970
28 30 Travel to Europe - Paris, Luxembourg Gardens, circa 1975
28 31 Travel - Italy, 1978
28 32-34 Travel - General 1935-1945
(3 folders)
28 35 Travel - Negatives, circa 1935-1945

8.5: Commissions, 1944-1995,

The photographs in this subseries are a visual complement to the textual records in the commission series. They include images of project construction, as well as photographs of the completed commissions. Photographs of one of Falkenstein's first public fountain commissions, "Structure and Flow #2" at California Federal Savings and Loan, are particularly extensive and include installation photographs. In 1995, the fountain was dismantled and the copper parts were stolen. Images of the deteriorating fountain are also included in these files. In addition, the subseries contains photographs of the gates that Falkenstein designed and built for Peggy Guggenheim's villa in Venice.

St. Basil Church, the largest commission of Falkenstein's career is also documented in this subseries.

The files are arranged alphabetically by commission.

Box Folder
28 36 Tito Bastianello, Window on Grand Canal in Venice, 1963
28 37-38 Joseph Bransten Table, 1948
(2 folders, oversized items housed in Box 43)
28 39 Robert Buffum, Suspended Fountain, 1962
28 40 California Department of Motor Vehicles, "Traffic Interchange," 1987
28 41-43 California Federal Savings and Loan, "Structure and Flow #2" Construction, 1964
(3 folders)
28 44-48 California Federal Savings and Loan, "Structure and Flow #2," 1964-1965
(5 folders)
28 49-50 California Federal Savings and Loan, "Structure and Flow #2" Installation, 1964
(2 folders)
28 51 California Federal Savings and Loan, "Structure and Flow #2" - Deterioration of Fountain, 1995
28 52 Men's Gymnasium, CSU Fullerton - Relief called "Game Wall," 1965
28 53 California State University, Dominquez Hills - Tribute to A. Quincy Jones, Models of "The Forum," circa 1986
28 54 California State University, Dominquez Hills - Tribute to A. Quincy Jones, Open Reception of "The Forum," 1986
28 55 California State University, Dominquez Hills - Tribute to A. Quincy Jones "The Forum," circa 1986
28 56 California State University, Fullerton, 1976
28 57-58 California State University, Long Beach - First International Sculpture Symposium - "U as a Set," 1965
(2 folders)
28 59 City of Coos Bay, Oregon - "Signs of the Pacific," 1976
28 60 Dallas Conklin "Sign of the Pacific," 1960
28 61 David Parry and Associates, circa 1980
28 62 Garrett Eckbo and Bob Royston, Hanging Fountain, 1965
Box Folder
29 1 Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego - "Accelerating Point," 1974
29 2-7 Fresno Mall, California - "Three Fires," 1965-1966
(6 folders)
29 8 Fresno Mall, California - "Leaping Fire," 1966
29 9 Galeria Spazio Stair Screen, 1954
29 10 Galerie Stadler Stair Sculpture, 1955
29 11 Golden Gateway North, San Francisco - "Tide Pool Fountain," 1983
29 12-13 Peggy Guggenheim Gate, 1961
(2 folders, oversized items housed in Box 43)
29 14-27 Louis Heyn and Long Beach Museum of Art - "Sculpture and Flow #3," 1969-1971
(14 folders)
29 28 Louis Heyn and Long Beach Museum of Art - "Sculpture and Flow #3" Installation, 1974
29 29-30 Hyland Laboratories, Costa Mesa - "DNA Molecules," 1970
(2 folders)
29 31 Joseph Magnin Store Interior Fountain, 1970
29 32 Laurel Hill Cemetery, 1949
29 33 Arthur and Edith Levin Suspended Fountain, 1978-1979
29 34 The Newquists - "The Sun," circa 1980
29 35 Donald Olsen Mural in Stairwell, 1956
29 36 Palm Springs Desert Museum - "Cossman Fountain," 1975
29 37 Phoenix Art Museum Sculpture for Reflecting Pool, 1965
29 38 Princess Pignatelli Grotto Gates in Rome, 1957
(Oversized items housed in Box 43)
29 39 K. Reswick Ring, circa 1973
29 40 Robert Robles, Los Angeles - "Structure and Flow," 1963
29 41 Alix de Rothchild, 1962
29 42 Bob Royston Fountain, 1964
29 43 Sam Rubenstein Entrance Doors, 1972-1973
29 44 Sam Rubenstein - "Tide Pools," 1981
29 45 John Sadler - "Sun Dial," 1969
29 46 St. Basil's Church, Los Angeles - Window Screens, Doors, and Rectory Screens, 1968-1969
Box Folder
30 1-3 St. Basil's Church, Los Angeles - Window Screens, Doors, and Rectory Screens, 1968-1969
(3 folders)
30 4 St. Basil's Church, Los Angeles - Window Screens, Doors, and Rectory Screen Construction, 1968-1969
(Oversized items housed in Box 43)
30 5 St. Basil's Church, Los Angeles - Side Narthex Gates, 1968-1969
30 6 St. Basil's Church, Los Angeles - Window Screens, Doors, and Rectory Screens, Negatives, 1968-1969
30 7-8 St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Long Beach - "Sun Dial," 1969
(2 folders)
30 9 San Diego Fine Arts Gallery - "Accelerating Point" for Reflecting Pool, 1974
30 10 San Leandro Naval Hospital War Murals, 1944-1945
30 11 Mel and Jerrie Scott Chain, 1949
30 12 Segerstrom Gates, 1988
30 13-17 South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa - "Sun Ribbon," 1982
(5 folders)
30 18 Arthur Spitzer - "Signs" Divider between Library and Dining Room, 1967
30 19-20 Louis Stratham, Lone Pine, California - "Fire and Ice" Lamps on Fence and "Structure and Flow #4" Fountain, 1973-1974
(2 folders)
30 21 Tate Gallery, London - "Point as a Set #26" Homage to Herbert Read, 1971
30 22 University of Southern California, Bing Theater - "Continuum," 1976
30 23 UCLA, Hilgard Entrance - "Point as a Set #25," 1970
30 24 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Eileen Norris Theater - "Film Strip" and "Montage Sections," 1973-1975
30 25 George Walker - "The Surf: Skeleton of a Wave," 1982
30 26 John C. Warneke "Wind Modillator," 1947
30 27 South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa - "Sun Ribbon" Negatives, 1982

8.6: Exhibitions, 1941-1995

Photographs of exhibitions include openings, installations, artwork, and exhibition sites. Of particular interest are the photographs from Falkenstein's many exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Art from 1941 to 1958. These files document Falkenstein's first exhibitions and contain many images of her early sculptures.

The files are arranged alphabetically by name of gallery or location of exhibition.

Box Folder
30 28 Art Council, Thousand Oaks, California, 1975
30 29 Bolles Gallery, circa 1958
30 30 Bonestell Gallery, circa 1944
30 31 California State University, Stanislow, 1987
30 32 California Federal Savings and Loan, 1970
30 33 Coos Bay Art Museum, Oregon, 1976
30 34 David Anderson Gallery, 1985
30 35 DeYoung Museum, 1947
30 36 Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, 1963
30 37 Fisher Gallery - "Still Working," 1995
30 38-39 Fresno Art Center, 1969
(2 folders)
30 40 Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, 1956
30 41 Galerie Parnass, Wupertal, Germany, 1960
30 42 Galerie Stadler, Paris, 1962
30 43 Gallery Mayer, 1959
30 44 Gallery Spazio, 1954
30 45-46 Hemmerdinger Gallery, Palm Desert, California, 1984
(2 folders)
30 47-48 Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 1981-1987
(2 folders)
30 49 Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 1989
30 50 Long Beach Museum of Art, 1968
30 51 Loyola Marymount College, 1988
30 52 Martha Jackson Gallery, 1965
30 53 Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, circa 1993
30 54 Neill Gallery, New York, 1980
30 55 New York - Rome Art Foundation, 1960
30 56 Oakland Flower Show, 1946-1947
30 57 Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1980
Box Folder
31 1-2 Phoenix Museum of Art, 1967, 1975
(2 folders)
31 3 Polly Friedlander Gallery, Seattle, 1974
31 4-5 Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, 1973
(2 folders)
31 6 Salon di Mai, 1961
31 7-11 San Francisco Museum of Art, 1941-1958
(5 folders)
31 12 Sherman Foundation, 1971
31 13 Thousand Oaks Art Council, Thousand Oaks, California, 1975
31 14-15 Torque Gallery, 1976, 1981
(2 folders)
31 16 Unidentified Exhibitions, circa 1944-1990
31 17 University Art Gallery, California State University, Riverside, 1984
31 18 Werkbund in Berlin, Germany, 1952

8.7: Works of Art, circa 1935-1995

This subseries reflects Falkenstein's extensive visual documentation of her artwork. The files include photographs of the majority of her pieces, including sculpture, drawings, paintings, murals, jewelry, lamps, wallpaper. For the most part, these are images of the artwork only.

Photographs of identified single art pieces are filed at the beginning of the subseries, followed by media specific files in alphabetically order. The general files, both identified and unidentified works of art, are filed at the end of the subseries.

Box Folder
31 19 "Accelerating Point," 1975
31 20 Copper Welding Leading to "Accelerating Point," circa 1970
31 21 "Allegory" Detail, 1975
31 22 "Chain," 1976
31 23 "Connections," 1983
31 24 "The Couple," circa 1953
31 25 "The Cradles," 1975
31 26 "Envelope" and "Involuting Zero," circa 1935-1995
31 27 "Fly," 1970
31 28 "Flora," 1971
31 29 "Fulcrum," circa 1970
31 30 "Galactic Transformation," 1968
31 31 "Generating a Tube," circa 1979
31 32 "Generation of a Cube," 1979
31 33 "Homage to Gaudi," 1956
31 34 "Horses," 1987
31 35 "Hunger of World," circa 1981
31 36 "Integration," 1958
31 37 "Joyful Rectangle" Rejected Submission to San Diego State College Competition, 1970
31 38 "Leda and the Swan," circa 1954-1960
31 39 "Mosaic," 1938
31 40 "Net Structure," 1958
31 41 "Never Ending Screen," 1971
31 42 "Organic Form," circa 1968
31 43 "Over the Wall," 1988-1990
31 44 "Other Universes," 1983
31 45 "Parade Mask," 1980
31 46 "Pasture," 1987
31 47-48 "Point as a Set," circa 1964-1974
(2 folders)
31 49 "Point to Cone," 1975
31 50 "Predator," 1985
31 51 "Quilt," 1976
31 52 "Rolling," 1976-1977
31 53 "Sculpture in Mahogany," 1951
31 54 "Set Structure," 1948
31 55 "Sign," 1946
31 56 "Sign of the U," 1960
31 57 "Sky," circa 1959-1965
31 58 "Soaring," 1974
31 59 "Spider Structure," 1958
31 60-64 "The Sun" - Several Versions, circa 1955-1974
(5 folders)
31 65 "Sun Dial," 1969
31 66 "Tapie's Head," circa 1956
31 67 "Tecumseh," circa 1982
31 68 "Traveler," 1980
31 69 "Truss Structure," 1977
31 70 "Vertebra," 1944
Box Folder
32 1 "Struttura Grafica," circa 1955-1975
32 2 "U as a Set" or "Sign of the U," circa 1958-1960
32 3 "Vibration," circa 1958-1964
32 4-5 Bamboo, circa 1970-1978
(2 folders)
32 6-7 Ceramics, circa 1935-1995
(2 folders)
32 8 Castings, circa 1935-1995
32 9 Collages, circa 1935-1948
32 10 Drawing with Felt Tip Pen, 1956
32 11 Drawing with Charcoal, 1979-1981
32 12-16 Drawings, circa 1983-1993
(5 folders)
32 17-38 Drawings and Paintings, circa 1935-1995
(22 folders)
32 39 Expanding Screens, circa 1958-1964
32 40 Gates, circa 1957-1972
32 41 Glass, circa 1950-1985
32 42-43 Glass, circa 1958-1979
(2 folders)
Box Folder
33 1 Glass, circa 1958-1979
33 2 Graphics, circa 1950-1980
33 3-12 Jewelry, circa 1945-1985
(10 folders, oversized items housed in Box 43)
33 13 Jewelry Negatives, circa 1945-1985
33 14 Lamps, circa 1945-1950
33 15 Lithograph Prints, circa 1980
33 16 Works of Art - Logging in Watercolors, 1937
33 17 Models, circa 1963-1966
33 18-25 Murals, circa 1943-1945
(8 folders, oversized items housed in Box 43)
33 26 Murals, circa 1943-1945
33 27 Terra Cotta Casts, circa 1935-1942
33 28 Sculpture in Glass and Copper, 1958-1989
33 29 Sculpture Models for New Dehli Fountain, 1970
33 30 Wire Sculpture, circa 1966
33 31-32 Sculpture, circa 1940-1980
(2 folders)
33 33 Sculpture, circa 1940-1980
33 34 Topological Structures, circa 1963-1977
33 35 Wall Paper, circa 1948
33 36 Wood, circa 1935-1995
33 37 Identified for Kauffman Fine Art, 1977
33 38 Identified for Palm Springs Museum of Art, 1977
33 39-47 Identified, circa 1943-1988
(9 folders)
Box Folder
34 1-10 Identified, circa 1935-1995
(10 folders, oversized items housed in Box 43 and 56)
34 11-35 Unidentified, circa 1935-1995
(25 folders, oversized items housed in Box 43 and OV 55)
Box Folder
35 1-9 Unidentified, circa 1935-1995
(9 folders)
35 10 Early Works of Art, circa 1931-1945
35 11 Works of Art - by Woty Werner, circa 1946-1952
35 12 Works of Art - by Frans Wildenhain, circa 1965
35 13 Works of Art - by Wilhelm Wessel, 1959-1960
35 14 Works of Art - by I. Serpan, 1949-1954
35 15 Works of Art - Mural on Washington Boulevard (not CF), 1985
35 16-17 Works of Art - Other Artists, circa 1925-1985
(2 folders)
35 18-25 Works of Art - Unidentified Negatives, circa 1935-1995
(8 folders)

8.8: Miscellaneous, 1933-1995

This subseries contains an eclectic mix of images, including reference photographs for future art projects, photographs of students and their artwork, and miscellaneous images of glass blowing and casting.

Box Folder
35 26 Artistic Expression, circa 1965-1990
35 27 Bay Bridge Foundations, 1933
35 28 Beach Scenes, circa 1965-1980
35 29 Beach Scenes - Venice, California, circa 1985-1988
35 30 Casting, 1976
35 31 Glass Blowing, circa 1972
35 32 Grafitti in Paris, 1981
35 33-35 Guggenheim Foundation - Concepts for Public Sculpture for the Los Angeles Area, 1978-1979
(3 folders)
35 36 Bruce Howell Photographs, circa 1940-1980
35 37 Industrial Scenes, circa 1969-1975
35 38 Musee Cantini, circa 1980-1990
35 39 Nature Scenes, 1975-1979
35 40 May O'Donnell Set, circa 1985
35 41 Student Work - Unidentified, circa 1940-1950
35 42 Student Work - California Labor School, 1945
35 43 Student Work - Mills College in Oakland, 1945-1946
35 44 Student Work - California School of Fine Arts, 1948-1949
35 45-46 Student Work - University of Southern California - Idyllwild, 1984
(2 folders)
35 47 Student Work - Utah State University, 1989
35 48 John Wagar Photographs, circa 1985-1995
35 49 Water System Experiments for Fountains - Backyard of Ocean Front Walk Property, circa 1964
35 50 Wine Labels - Ideas, 1987
Box
OV 56 Oversized Claire Falkenstein, circa 1975-1977
(from Box 27, F. 3)
Box
43 Oversized Claire Falkenstein with her Works of Art, circa 1935-1995
(from Box 27, F. 11)
43 Oversized Commission - Joseph Bransten Table, 1948
(from Box 28, F. 37)
43 Oversized Commission - Peggy Guggensheim Gate, circa 1961
(from Box 29, F. 12)
43 Oversized Commission - St. Basil's Church, Los Angeles - Window Screens, Doors, and Rectory Screen Construction, 1968-1969
(from Box 30, F. 4)
43 Oversized Works of Art - Jewelry, circa 1945-1985
(from Box 33, F. 3)
43 Oversized Works of Art - Murals, circa 1943-1945
(from Box 33, F. 18)
43 Oversized Works of Art - Identified, circa 1935-1995
(from Box 34, F. 1)
43 Oversized Works of Art - Unidentified, circa 1935-1995
(2 folders, from Box 34, F. 11)
43 Oversized Prints from Falkenstein's Film "Touching the Quick," 1949-1950
43 Oversized Commission - Princess Pignatelli Grotto Gates in Rome, 1957
(from Box 29, F. 38)
Box
OV 56 Oversized Works of Art - Identified, circa 1935-1995
(from Box 34, F. 1)
Box
OV 55 Oversized Works of Art - Unidentified, circa 1935-1995
(from Box 34, F. 11)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1937-1995
(Box 36-37, 44, 57; 2.0 linear feet)

The majority of artwork consists of Falkenstein's sketchbooks, especially from the 1970s and 1980s when she returned to drawing. Also found here are preliminary sketches of specific projects, i including the Princess Pignatelli Gates and the Predator sculpture series. Artwork by other artists includes sketches by Mark Tobey.

The sketchbooks are first arranged chronologically, followed by specific media. Works of art by others are found at the end of the series.

Box Folder
36 1 Sketchbooks, circa 1944
36 2 Sketchbook, circa 1950
36 3 Sketchbook, 1954
36 4 Sketchbook, 1954-1955
36 5 Sketchbook, 1957
36 6 Sketchbook, 1974, 1989
36 7 Sketchbook, circa 1974-1975
36 8-10 Sketchbooks, circa 1977-1978
(3 folders)
36 11-12 Sketchbooks, 1980
(2 folders)
36 13 Sketchbook - Ideas for Screens, 1982
36 14-23 Sketchbooks, circa 1985-1995
(10 folders)
36 24 Sketchbook - TV Portraits, 1986
36 25 Sketchbook - Wrestlers and Swimmers, 1988-1989
Box Folder
37 1-2 Sketchbooks, Undated
(2 folders)
37 3 Sketchbook - First Impressions of Paris, 1950
37 4 Anatomical Sketches and Drawings, Undated
37 5 "Chalice" Sketches, circa 1960-1970
37 6 "Conic" Section Sketches, circa 1969
37 7 Color Ideas, circa 1980
37 8 Gondola Ticket Art Sketches, circa 1963
37 9 Hands, circa 1975
37 10 Hanging Gardens Sketches and Drawings, circa 1950-1959
(Oversized items housed in Box 44)
37 11 Jewelry Sketches, circa 1956
37 12 Kinetic Sculpture Sketches, circa 1953
37 13 "Love" Sketches and Drawings, 1977
37 14 Pignatelli Gate Sketches, 1957
37 15 Portrait of Michel Tapie, 1956
37 16 Portraits, circa 1990
37 17 "Predator" Sketches, circa 1963
37 18 Ships, Undated
37 19 Southern France and Spain, circa 1950-1951
37 20 Spain, 1951
37 21 Stained Glass and "Conic" Pieces, circa 1970
37 22 Topological Structures, circa 1977
37 23 Trip to Reims, 1953
37 24-40 Miscellaneous Sketches and Drawings, circa 1939-1987, Undated
(17 folders, oversized items housed in Box 44 and OV 57)
37 41 Artwork by Others - Frank Assetto, 1960
37 42 Artwork by Others - H. Burkhardt, 1989
37 43 Artwork by Others - Child's Drawing, Undated
37 44 Artwork by Others - Adelyne Cross, circa 1937-1955
37 45 Artwork by Others - Corky Korhowski, 1969
37 46 Artwork by Others - Berto Morucchio, 1961
(Oversized item housed in Box 44)
37 47 Artwork by Others - Margaret de Patta, 1946-1949
37 48 Artwork by Others - Leon Saulter, 1976
37 49 Artwork by Others - School Children in Africa, Undated
37 50 Artwork by Others - R. A. Smith, Undated
37 51 Artwork by Others - Vicki Thorpe, 1979
37 52 Artwork by Others - Mark Tobey, 1954
(Oversized item housed in Box 44)
37 53 Artwork by Others - Don Walters, Undated
37 54 Artwork by Others - Students, circa 1960-1989
37 55 Artwork by Others, Undated
37 56 Wine Labels, 1987
Box Folder
44 57 Oversized Artwork by Others - Mark Tobey, circa 1954
(from Box 37, F. 52)
44 58 Oversized Artwork by Others - Douglas Macagy, circa 1950
44 59 Oversized Sketch of Sculpture with Base, Undated
44 60 Oversized Sketch for Ray Green Program "Holiday for 4," 1946
44 61 Oversized Drawing by Michel Tapie, Mark Tobey, and Claire Falkenstein, 1954
44 62 Drawing for "DNA Molecule" Turntable, circa 1970
44 63 Oversized Artwork by Others - Christmas Card, Undated
44 64 Oversized Sketch of Stairwell Mural for Donald Olsen, 1956
44 65 Oversized Hanging Gardens Sketches and Drawings, 1959
(from Box 37, F. 10)
44 66 Oversized Joseph Bransten Table, 1948
44 67 Oversized Miscellaneous Drawings and Sketches, circa 1947-1958
(from Box 37, F. 24)
44 68 Oversized Sketchbooks, circa 1950-1971
(from Box 37, F. 2-6)
44 69 Oversized Animal Sketches, Undated
Box Folder
OV 57 70 Oversized Miscellaneous Drawings and Sketches, circa 1940-1990
(4 sheets)
OV 57 71 Oversized Drawings by Others - Berto Morucchio, 1963
(2 sheets)
OV 57 72 Oversized Artwork by Others - Paul and Nolene Showalter, 1996

Series 10: Printed Materials, circa 1914-1990
(Box 37-40, 45, 58; 3.9 linear feet)

This series contains a fairly complete set of catalogs, announcements, and newspaper clippings, all documenting Falkenstein exhibitions and other activities. Also included are several copies of View, an American art and literary magazine published from 1940 to 1947. The books in this series are either inscribed by the author or signed and dated by Falkenstein.

Box Folder
37 57-64 Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1940-1962
(8 folders)
Box Folder
38 1-16 Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1963-1997
(16 folders)
38 17-19 Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements - Other Artists, 1948-1969
(3 folders)
Box Folder
39 1-2 Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements - Other Artists, 1970-1989
(2 folders)
39 3-13 Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1940-1997
(11 folders)
39 14-16 Issues of the View, 1943-1946
(3 folders)
39 17 Oversized - Printed Materials, 1950-1990
(Oversized items housed in Box 45 and OV 58)
39 Books Poems Madi by Kosice Golse-se, 1945
(Inscribed as a Gift)
39 Childhood Bible,
39 Native Son by Richard Wright, 1940
(Inscribed as a Gift)
39 Round Table Art Book - Teachers Edition by Cora Elder Stafford, 1930
39 Le Principe D'Antagonisme et La Logique De L'Energie by Stephane Lupasco, 1951
(Inscribed as a Gift)
39 Poems in English by L. Vroman, 1953
(Inscribed as a Gift)
39 Jeunes Peintres, Musee National D'Art Moderne, 1955
39 Introduction to Human Anatomy by William K. Gregory, 1942
39 Ancient Times: A History of the Early World by James Henry Breasted, 1914
Box Folder
40 Books Claire Falkenstein: Chance and Choice, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, circa 1988
40 Claire Falkenstein by Michel Tapie, 1958
(Inscribed by Author)
40 Painting and Sculpture, The San Francisco Art Association, 1952
40 The Group presents OTIS '73, Otis Art Institute, 1973
40 50 West Coast Artists: A Critical Selection of Painters and Sculptors Working in California by Henry Hopkins, 1981
40 Issue of Il Cerchio, Quarterly Magazine of Contemporary Art, circa 1970
40 Issue of L'Arte Moderna, 1967
(Volume 8, Number 116)
40 Craftsman Lifestyle: the Gentle Revolution by Olivia H. Emery, 1977
40 La Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, circa 1965
40 Laurel Songs: Student Edition by M. Teresa Armitage, 1914
(Property of Oakland Public Schools)
40 My French Conversational Guide, 1945
40 The Modern Reader's Bible, 1917
40 The Aesthetic Attitude by Herbert Sidney Langfeld, 1920
40 The Solstice Tree by Julia Randall, 1953
(Inscribed by Author)
40 No Way to Build a Ballpark and Other Irreverent Essays on Architecture by Allan Temko, 1993
(Inscribed by Author)
40 Petits Contes de France by Albert A. Meras, 1916
40 The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds, Undated
40 Kingdom of God is Within You. What is Art? What is Religion by Lyof N. Tolstoi, 1927
40 Since Cezanne by Clive Bell, 1923
(Inscribed as a Gift)
40 Salt and Seeds by Virginia Russ, 1941
(2 copies; Both Inscribed by Author)
40 Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization by Heinrich Zimmer, 1946
(Inscribed as a Gift)
Box
45 Oversized Clyfford Still by John P. O'Neill, 1979
(Inscribed as a Gift)
45 Oversized Morphologie Autre by Michel Tapie, 1960
(Inscribed by Author)
45 Oversized The Waterfall: "Sculptured Water" by Claire Falkenstein, 1965
(from Box 39, F. 17)
45 Oversized Saint Paul Art Center Third Biennial Exhibition Drawings USA '66, 1966
(from Box 39, F. 17)
45 Oversized Exhibition of Submitted Works Involving Technical Materials and Processes Organized by Staff and Members of Experiments in Art and Technology, 1968
(from Box 39, F. 17)
45 Oversized 100 Years of California Sculpture by The Oakland Museum, 1982
(from Box 39, F. 17)
45 Oversized Manifeste Indirect dans un Temps Autre by Michel Tapie, 1961
(from Box 39, F. 17)
45 Oversized Art in Los Angeles: Profile 1986, 1986
(from Box 39, F. 17)
45 Oversized Issue of Vernissage, , 1963 1963
(Volume 4, Number 3, from Box 39, F. 17)
45 Oversized Issues of Artforum, 1963, 1965
(Volume II, Number 2 and Volume III, Number 7, from Box 39, F. 17)
45 Oversized Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1951-1957
(from Box 39, F. 17)
Box
OV 58 Oversized Posters, circa 1950-1990
(from Box 39, F. 17)