Earl Staley papers, 1960-1981

Staley, Earl, b. 1938
Active in Houston, Tex.

Collection size: 1.7 linear feet (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, photographs, slides, sketches and sketchbooks, printed material, journals, and motion picture films.

REEL 2879: Two journals containing daily entries concerning Staley's work and family; ink sketches; photographs of his family, friends, and art work; clippings; and exhibition announcements.

REELS 2880-2882: Correspondence with Jack Boynton, Bob Camblin, and Dick Wray; exhibitions list, announcements, invitations, catalogs, and clippings; lecture notes; "B & E Productions" file; sketches and 9 sketchbooks; and ca. 75 photographs.

UNMICROFILMED: Ca. 300 slides of drawings, prints, paintings, ceramics, belts, planters, and weather vanes by Staley, Bob Camblin, and Joe Tate; films by Staley, "Smoked Links," "All the Signs from Houston to Galveston and Back," and "Staley Draws"; films by Roy Fridge, "Student Film," and "Cube Art"; films by Staley, Camblin and Tate, "BEJ I" and "Holding Firm II"; and unidentified film and tapes.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, craftsman, and filmmaker; Houston, Tex.

Material on reels 2879-2882 lent for microfilming by Staley, 1981, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Staley, 1981.

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