Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990

A Finding Aid to the Emmy Lou Packard Papers, 1900-1990, in the Archives of American Art, by Jean Fitzgerald

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Biographical Information

Emmy Lou Packard was born in Imperial Valley, California on April 15, 1914, to Walter and Emma Leonard Packard. In the late 1920s she lived with her family in Mexico City where she became acquainted with Diego Rivera, from whom she received regular art criticism and encouragement. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and completed courses in fresco and sculpture at the California School of Fine Arts in 1940. That year and the next, Packard worked as a full-time painting assistant to Rivera on his 1,650 square-foot fresco at the World's Fair in San Francisco. During this project, Packard became very close to Rivera and Frida Kahlo and returned to Mexico with them and spent a year living with the couple.

From then on, except for in 1944-1945 working for a defense plant, Packard worked and grew in various aspects of her art. In addition to her work in fresco, Packard is known for her work in watercolor, oil, mosaic, laminated plastic, concrete, and printmaking, both in linocuts and woodblocks. She received numerous commissions that included installations for ships, hotels, and private homes for which she executed large woodcuts and mural panels. During the 1950s and 1960s, Packard was hired to restore several historic murals, most notably the Rincon Annex Post Office mural by Anton Refregier and the Coit Tower murals in San Francisco.

Between 1966 and 1967 she was commissioned by architects to design and execute a number of concrete and mosaic pieces, one of which went to the Mirabeau Restaurant in Kaiser Center, Oakland. She also designed and executed a mural for the Fresno Convention Center Theater during that same period. In 1973-1974, she designed and supervised a glazed brick mural for a public library in Pinole, California.

Packard had one-woman shows at the San Francisco Museum of Art, Raymond and Raymond Gallery (San Francisco), Addison Gallery of American Art (Andover, Mass.), Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Pushkin Museum (Moscow), and March Gallery (Chicago). Emmy Lou Packard died in 1998.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The Emmy Lou Packard papers measure 9.4 linear feet and date from 1900 to 1990, and focus on the career of painter, printmaker, muralist, and sculptor Emmy Lou Packard. Also found are extensive materials relating to Packard's personal and professional relationship with muralist Diego Rivera and painter Frida Kahlo, with whom Packard lived for one year in Mexico. Papers include correspondence, financial records, notes, writings, exhibition files, photographs, and printed material.

Biographical materials include resumes, personal forms, and certificates. Correspondence is with family, friends, and colleagues, including muralist Anton Refregier, songwriter Malvina Reynolds, and composer John Edmunds. There is one letter from Dorothea Lange. Also found is correspondence with various political and arts organizations, such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Russian magazine Soviet Woman. Much of the correspondence discusses personal relationships and political and art-related activities. Additional correspondence with and concerning Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo is arranged in Series 6.

Personal business records found within the papers include studio real estate and rent records, insurance records, price lists for artwork, consignment records, and miscellaneous receipts. There is one interview transcript of an interview with Packard for the Radical Elders Oral History Project. The papers include a series of notebooks/diaries, address lists, and other notes.

Packard's reference files and personal papers documenting her professional and close personal relationship with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are arranged into a separate series. They include her research files for a planned book on the two artists, personal letters between Packard and the couple, as well as several interesting photographs. Also found in this series are notes, writings, and printed materials relating to Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and other Mexican artists, such as Covarrubius, Juan O'Gorman, and Pablo O'Higgins.

The collection also includes typescripts and additional writings by Packard and others. Artwork consists of orginal drawings and prints by Packard and others not directly associated with projects. Exhibition and project files for many of Packard's commissioned projects are also found within the collection, including her files for the restoration of Anton Refregier's Rincon Annex Post Office mural in San Francisco and the Coit Tower murals in San Francisco. Many of the project files contain correspondence, reports, contracts, printed material, photographs, and artwork.

The papers also include photographs of Packard, her family, residences, artwork, friends, and colleagues, including Cesar Chavez, Juan O'Gorman, Malvina Reynolds, Charles Safford, Ralph Stackpole, and Tennessee Williams. Two scrapbooks are found, as well as additional printed materials such as clippings and exhibition announcements and catalogs. There are also two artifact items, a vinyl record of Malvina Reynolds and a political campaign button.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged into fifteen series.

Subjects and Names

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

  • American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957
  • Edmunds, John, 1913-
  • Kahlo, Frida
  • Lange, Dorothea
  • O'Gorman, Juan, 1905-
  • O'Higgins, Pablo, 1904-
  • Public Works of Art Project
  • Refregier, Anton, 1905-
  • Reynolds, Malvina
  • Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
  • Diaries
  • Interviews
  • Mural painting and decoration, American
  • Mural painting and decoration, Mexican
  • Muralists--California--San Francisco
  • Painters--California--San Francisco
  • Photographs
  • Printmakers--California--San Francisco
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sculptors--California--San Francisco
  • Sketches
  • Works of art

Provenance

Emmy Lou Packard donated her papers to the Archives of American Art from 1984-1988.

Separated and Related Materials

Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Emmy Lou Packard conducted by Mary Fuller McChesney in 1964.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was processed and described by Jean Fitzgerald in 2002. The collection was microfilmed on reels 5812-5820; the microfilm is no longer in circulation. The collection was prepared for scanning by Judy Ng and digitized in 2012 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Emmy Lou Packard 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.

Available Formats

The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2012 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages, blank versos of photographs, photographs of artwork, duplicates, and exhibition catalogs of other artists have not been scanned. In most cases, the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials.

The unpublished sound recording in this collection was digitized for research access in 2012 and is available at the Archives of American Art offices. Researchers may view the original cassette for the archival notations on them, but the original cassette is not available for playback due to fragility.

How to Cite this Collection

Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1942-1985
1 Folder; Box 1

There is one folder containing resumes, a 1942 report card, an application form, a driver's license, and a 1973 prenuptial agreement with Louis Jackson Owen.

The series has been scanned in its entirety.

Materials are arranged by document type.

Box Folder
1 1 Biographical Material, 1942-1985

Series 2: Correspondence, 1919-1990
2.6 Linear feet; Box 1-3

Correspondence is primarily with family and colleagues discussing personal relationships and political and art-related activities in the San Francisco area. Personal correspondents include Anton Refregier, songwriter Malvina Reynolds, and composer John Edmunds.

See Also Series 6, Reference Files on Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo for additional correspondence.

The series is arranged as 2 subseries.

2.1: Business Correspondence, 1950-1990

This subseries contains Packard's professional correspondence with clients, other artists, gallery owners, museums, and editors. Correspondence reflecting her interests in social justice and workers rights, including letters to the ACLU and the publishers of the Russian magazine Soviet Woman, are also included in the subseries. There is also one letter from Dorothea Lange.

Several art museums are represented in this subseries, including the DeYoung Memorial Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Pasadena Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Art, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

The subseries has been scanned in its entirety.

The material is alphabetically arranged by business name or last name of correspondent.

Box Folder
1 2 A, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 3 American Civil Liberties Union, Marin Chapter, 1965
1 4 American Russian Institute, 1958-1985
1 5 Artists Equity Association, 1950-1983
1 6 B, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 7 Bridges, Nikki, 1980
1 8 C, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 9 Carmel Museum of Art, 1970
1 10 Cornelius Sampson and Associates, 1966-1967
1 11 D, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 12 Davis Publications Inc., 1971
1 13 Depot Gallery, 1973-1975
1 14 E-F, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 15 Fuapopo, Sekio, 1973-1984
1 16 G, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 17 H, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 18 I, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 19 International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, 1954-1985
1 20 J, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 21 Jenner Street Gallery, 1975-1976
1 22 K, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 23 L, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 24 Ma-Mn, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 25 Mo-Mz, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 26 M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, 1956-1971
1 27 Mayer, Ralph, 1975
1 28 Mejia, Joy and Hathaway, Charles, 1972-1975
1 29 Melzer, Milton, 1976-1977
1 30 Mendocino Headlands State Park, 1987-1988
1 31 N, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 32 Neue Gesellschaft fur Gildende Kunst (New Society for Fine Arts), 1982-1985
1 33 New World Review, 1964
1 34 Nolan, Harris, 1973-1974
1 35 O, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 36 Oakland Museum, 1971-1986
1 37 O'Flaherty, Terrence, 1967-1976
1 38 P, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 39 Paule Anglim, 1964-1966
1 40 Pfeiffer, Pat, 1981
1 41 Puskas, Christine, 1985
1 42 Q-R, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 43 S, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
1 44 San Francisco Art Festival, 1955
1 45 San Francisco Art Commission, 1971-1986
1 46 San Francisco Museum of Art, 1950-1965
Box Folder
2 1 Sapinsley, Barbara, 1965-1985
2 2 Smithsonian Institution, 1971-1979
2 3 Soviet Women, 1965-1985
2 4 Sunset Lane Magazine, 1963-1965
2 5 T, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
2 6 U, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
2 7 U.S. Congress, 1983-1984
2 8 Uzbek Friendship Society, 1974-1977
2 9 V, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
2 10 W, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990
2 11 Wallen, Alfhild C., 1978-1980
2 12 Women for Peace, 1963-1964
2 13 Women's Caucus for Art, 1979
2 14 X-Z, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990

2.2: Personal Correspondence, 1919-1990

This subseries contains personal correspondence with Packard's friends and family. Personal correspondents of note include Anton Refregier, Charles Safford, songwriter Malvina Reynolds, and composer John Edmunds. Packard's 1940 letters to her parents include references to her work with Diego Rivera as a studio assistant in Mexico.

The subseries has been scanned in its entirety.

The material is alphabetically arranged by last name of correspondent.

Box Folder
2 15 Bayer, Leona, 1967-1985
2 16 Bornholdt, Tordis, 1967-1985
2 17 Brown, Phoebe H., 1980-1985
2 18-20 Cairns, Donald and Kathe, 1966-1975
2 21-22 Cairns, Donald and Kathe, 1976-1986
2 23 Campusano, Jesus ("Chuy"), 1974-1986
2 24 Chrisman, Gale and Laura, 1968-1985
2 25 Chrisman, Robert, 1974-1981
2 26 Coffield, Clara and Joel, 1963-1985
2 27 Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1959-1985
2 28 Darnis, Upiek and Marina, 1971-1983
2 29 Davies, Lily, 1966-1968
2 30 Davis, Jane Grace, 1967-1985
2 31 Demars, Vernon, 1977-1983
2 32 Douglas, Marshall and Lori, 1966-1972
2 33 Duimovich, Betty, 1973-1985
2 34 Edmunds, John and B, 1945-1985
2 35 Erb, Guy Feliz, 1981-1985
2 36 Ford, Patricia C., 1974-1985
2 37 Gardner, Maxine, 1982-1985
2 38 Ginzton, Edward and Artemas, 1972-1990
2 39 Goodwin, James and Eva, 1968-1985
2 40 Guttmann, Ethel W., 1970-1985
2 41 Herring, Frances, 1965-1976
2 42 Irvine, Charles ("Tad") and Charlotte, 1972-1983
2 43 Kurdina, Vera, 1964-1983
2 44 Leff, David N. and Alena, 1965-1972
2 45 Mackey, Bugie, 1965-1974
2 46 McChesney, Mary and Robert, 1954-1978
2 47 McQueenie, Claire, 1984-1985
2 48 Miller, Adam David, 1984-1985
2 49-51 Owen, Louis Jackson ("Jack"), 1973
Box Folder
3 1-2 Packard, Emma Leonard and Walter, 1919-1966
3 3-4 Packard, Emma Leonard and Walter, 1967-1985
3 5 Packard, Emmy Lou, circa 1960-1990
3 6 Pittman, Margrit and Roberson, Mason, 1965-1981
3 7-8 Randall, Byron, 1963-1968
3 9-11 Randall, Byron, 1969
3 12 Randall, Byron, 1970-1983
3 13 Randall, Frances and Kenneth, 1966-1972
3 14 Randall, Jonathan, 1965-1978
3 15 Refregier, Anton and Lila, 1966-1979
3 16 Reynolds, Malvina and Bud, 1965-1971
3 17-18 Safford, Charles, 1953-1955
3 19 Sartain, Gerry, 1967-1975
3 20 Shaw, Bob and Mary, 1961-1967
3 21 Shevelyova, Katrina, 1967-1969
3 22 Stern, Thalia, 1965-1984
3 23 Stradalova, Leonora, 1954-1980
3 24 Sweeting, Ed and Reon, 1965-1985
3 25 Templin, Yvonne, 1965-1971

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1945-1985
21 Folders; Box 3

These records document many of Packard's business and personal transactions not directly associated with specific projects. This series includes a contract, studio real estate records, rent records, insurance records, price lists for art prints, consignment records for galleries and art centers, and receipts.

The series has been scanned in its entirety.

The material is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
3 26 Contract with Alfonso Pardinas, 1957
3 27-28 Studio Real Estate Records, 1959-1975
3 29 Rent Records, 1970-1980
3 30 Insurance Records, 1978-1981
3 31 Price Lists for Prints, 1962-1981
3 32 Consignment Records, Gallery West, 1970-1974
3 33 Consignment Records, Mendocino Art Center, 1970-1979
3 34 Consignment Records, Collectors Graphics, 1973
3 35-36 Consignment Records, Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum, 1973-1979
3 37-39 Consignment Records, Gallery Fair, Mendocino Gallery, 1973-1979
3 40-41 Consignment Records, Pines and Needles, 1973-1984
3 42 Consignment Records, March Gallery, Roy Boyd Gallery, 1973-1976
3 43 Consignment Records, Specialty Art of California, Inc., 1975
3 44 Consignment Records, Mary Williams, 1974-1978
3 45 Receipts, California Redwood Association Show, 1974-1975
3 46 Receipts, Miscellaneous, 1945-1985

Series 4: Interview Transcript, 1979
1 folder; Box 3

This is a transcribed interview of Emmy Lou Packard conducted by Louise Gilbert for the 1979 Radical Elders Oral History Project, "The Early Years."

The series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
3 47 Transcript of an interview of Packard by Louise Gilbert, 1979

Series 5: Notes, 1900-1985
1.1 Linear feet; Box 3-4, 10

Notes consists primarily of numbered notebooks/diaries that briefly annotate Packard's daily activities and meetings, thoughts, medications, and food consumption. There are also address lists, minutes of meetings for the Artists Equity Association, membership lists and newsletters for the Graphic Arts Workshop, and notes on various political/social matters, Mexico, and miscellaneous topics. Included in this series are 3 folders of notes on family history, including notes on Elizabeth Ware Packard and Walter Packard, Emmy Lou's father, as well as biographical accounts of Packard's grandparents Samuel and Clara Packard, and a photograph of Packard's great-grandparents Theophilus and Elizabeth Ware Packard. Also found is a file of notes relating to therapy sessions with Dr. Arthur Bazell.

The series has been scanned in its entirety.

Materials are arranged by document type.

Box Folder
3 48-49 Notebooks/Diaries #1-4, 1938-1942
Box Folder
4 1-2 Notebooks/Diaries #5-8, 1956-1960
4 3-4 Notebooks/Diaries #9-11, 1976-1982
4 5 Notebooks/Diaries #12-13, 1983-1984
4 6-7 Notebooks/Diaries #14-15, 1984
4 8-9 Notebooks/Diaries #16-17, 1984
4 10 Notebooks/Diaries #18, 1985
4 11-12 Notebooks/Diaries #19-20, 1985
4 13-14 Notebooks/Diaries #21-23, 1985
4 15 Annotated Wall Calendars, 1974
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F1
4 16 Notes of Conversations with Dr. Arthur Bazell (therapist), 1972
4 17 Mailing List for Prints, 1969-1976
4 18 Address File, A-C, 1979-1983
4 19 Address File, D-Z, 1979-1985
4 20-21 Artists Equity Association Meeting Minutes, 1949-1956
4 22 Graphic Arts Workshop Newsletters and Member List, 1971-1973
4 23 Family History Notes, circa 1910-1978
4 24 Notes on Elizabeth Ware Packard, circa 1960-1980
4 25 Notes on Walter Packard (father), 1944-1974
4 26 Notes on Alonzo Aquilar (Mexican economist), circa 1960-1980
4 27 Notes on Alexander Gumberg (former secretary to Lenin), 1924-1966
4 28 Notes on Frederick Douglas, 1972
4 29 Notes on "A.G.S" (artist), 1976
4 30 Notes on Mission to Moscow by Joseph E. Davies, circa 1960-1980
4 31 Notes Regarding the Hungarian Crisis, 1956
4 32 Notes on London Social Condidtions, 1965
4 33 Notes on Peace Posters, 1971
4 34-36 Notes on Mexico, 1971-1982
4 37 Song Lyrics, circa 1960-1980
4 38 Notes on Tide Pool Aquariums, 1963-1964
4 39 Notes on San Francisco City Planning Code, 1967-1974
4 40-41 Miscellaneous Notes, 1963-1973
4 42-43 Miscellaneous Notes, 1974-1985
Box Folder
10 1 Annotated Wall Calendar, 1983
Oversized material scanned with Box 4, F15

Series 6: Reference Files on Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, 1929-1986
0.9 Linear feet; Box 5, 10, OV 11

These reference files consist of correspondence, notes, writings, photographs, and printed material documenting Packard's close business and personal relationship with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, including Packard's research for her planned, but unpublished book on the couple. The correspondence includes letters from Rivera, Kahlo, and Mexican mural painters Juan O'Gorman and Pablo O'Higgins. Photographs in this series include those of Rivera, Kahlo, Packard and others, both individually and together; many are quite personal and rare. Included are photographs of Rivera painting a portrait of Frances Rich; Rivera with Rich; Rivera holding hands with Packard; Rivera and Packard at the Alamo; Rivera and Packard in Coyoacan, Mexico, photographed by Kahlo; Kahlo and Packard photographed by Rivera; Rivera eating; Rivera playing with a spider monkey; Kahlo sitting in a doorway; Rivera and Kahlo at lunch in Coyoacan, Mexico; Kahlo in jeans leaning against a wall; and Rivera with pre-Columbian stone figures. This series also includes sketches by Rivera, Kahlo, and Covarrubias.

The series has been partially scanned; slides, negatives, and photographs of artwork have not been scanned.

Materials are arranged by document type. Correspondence is alphabetically arranged by last name of correspondent.

Box Folder
5 1-3 Correspondence, A-Z Miscellaneous, circa 1970-1980
5 4 Correspondence, Banamex (Garcia Bareza, Felipe), 1981
5 5 Correspondence, Dimitroff, Lucienne Bloch, 1976-1985
5 6 Correspondence, Erb, Guy Feliz, 1983-1984
5 7 Correspondence, Galeria de La Raza/Studio 24, 1978-1984
5 8 Correspondence, Herrera, Hayden, 1978-1980
5 9 Correspondence, Kahlo, Frida, 1940-1941
5 10 Correspondence, Lancaster-Miller Publishers, 1981-1984
5 11 Correspondence, Mexican Museum, 1981-1983
5 12-13 Correspondence, O'Gorman, Juan and Helen, 1972-1983
5 14 Correspondence, O'Higgins, Pablo and Maria, 1961-1983
5 15 Correspondence, Rivera, Diego, 1940-1941
5 16 Correspondence, San Francisco Chronicle, 1981-1982
5 17 Correspondence, Soloman, Peter, 1984
5 18 Correspondence, Tejada-Flores, Rick, 1981
5 19-20 Correspondence, Zamora, Martha, 1982-1985
5 21 Receipts and Invoices, 1981-1982
5 22 Caricatures of Rivera Drawn on a Menu by Covarrubias, circa 1940s
5 23 Sketches and Doodles by Frida Kahlo, circa 1940s
5 24 Sketches and Doodles by Diego Rivera, circa 1940s
Oversized material housed in OV 11
5 25 Transcript of an Interview of Giacomo Patri by Packard, circa 1940-1980
5 26-27 Notebook Concerning Repair of Rivera Fresco at San Francisco City College by Packard, circa 1940-1982
Includes photographs of Packard and Rivera.
5 28-29 Notebook Concerning Repair of Rivera Fresco at San Francisco City College by Packard, circa 1940-1982
5 30-31 Notes, circa 1940-1980
5 32-34 Notes, 1930-1953
5 35-37 Notes, 1975-1977
5 38-39 Notes, circa 1979-1985
5 40-41 Notes, circa 1979-1985
5 42 Writings, "An Account of Rivera's Work on the Fresco at the Golden Gate International Exposition, 1940," by Emmy Lou Packard, 1958
5 43-44 Drafts for Unpublished Book on Rivera and Kahlo by Emmy Lou Packard, 1976-1977
5 45-46 Drafts for Unpublished Book on Rivera and Kahlo by Emmy Lou Packard, 1981-1985
5 47 "Paintings of Emmy Lou Packard" by Diego Rivera, 1941
5 48 Statement for the San Francisco Housing and Planning Association by Diego Rivera, 1941
5 49 "Discurso en el Aniversario de la Muerte de Frida Kahlo" by Juan O'Gorman, 1964
5 50 Biographical Account of Packard by Sharon Patton, 1977
5 51 Photograph of Ralph Stackpole with Rivera and Kahlo, 1931
5 52 Photographs of Rivera, Rivera with Kahlo, Rivera with Packard, and Kahlo with Packard, 1940-1941
Oversized materials housed in Box 10, F2
5 53 Photographs of Kahlo's Studio and Rivera's Pan American Unity Mural in San Francisco, 1941
Oversized materials housed in Box 10, F3
5 54 Photographs of Packard at Kahlo's House/Museum, taken by Charles Irvine, 1976
5 55 Photograph of Pablo O'Higgins, 1977
5 56 Photograph of Aztec dancers celebrating Rivera's birthday in front of City College Fresco, 1981
5 57 Photograph of Packard and Ruth Cravath by Don Beatty, 1982
5 58 Photograph of Packard Authenticating a Rivera Fresco in Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 1982
5 59 Photographs of Artwork by Kahlo, circa 1970-1980
5 60 Photographs of Artwork by Rivera, circa 1971
5 61 Photographs of Artwork by Juan O'Gorman, 1977
5 62 Photographs of Presentation of Two Rivera Frescos, 1982
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F4
5 63-65 Clippings, 1936-1983
5 66 Exhibitions Announcements and Catalogs, 1978-1984
5 67 Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1978
Box Folder
10 2 Photographs of Packard, Rivera, and Kahlo, circa 1940s
Oversized material scanned with Box 5, F52
10 3 Photographs of Kahlo's Studio and Rivera's Pan American Unity Mural in San Francisco, circa 1940s
Oversized material scanned with Box 5, F53
10 4 Photograph of Presentation of Two Rivera Frescos, 1982
Oversized material scanned with Box 5, F62
Box
OV 11 Sketches and Doodles by Diego Rivera, circa 1940s
Oversized material scanned with Box 5, F24

Series 7: Writings By Packard, 1953-1984
17 Folders; Box 6

Writings include typescripts by Packard concerning various political, personal, and art interests.

The series has been scanned in its entirety.

Writings are arranged chronologically by material type.

Box Folder
6 1 Biographical account, circa 1970s
6 2 "Logging in Mendocino," circa 1960-1980
6 3 "Printmaking with Linoleum and Wood," circa 1960-1980
6 4 "Russian Art Today," circa 1960-1980
6 5 "Tide-pool Aquarium," circa 1960-1980
6 6 "Tribute to Charlie Safford," 1953
6 7 "Person to Person Call!," circa 1965
6 8 "Brussels," 1965
6 9 "Prague: From Baroque to the Non-Object," 1965
6 10 "Mendocino Artists Have Record Year," 1965
6 11 "The Truth About Revolutionary Painters, The People, The USA, and All That Jazz If You Really Want to Know," 1965
6 12 "Impressions on Reading the Introduction, Chapter I and Chapter II of 'Fat Cats and Democrats' by Bill Domhoff," 1972
6 13 "Statement at the Time of Donald Cairns' Possible Dishonorable Discharge from the Army," 1972
6 14 "To Those Who Ask Why I Don't Number or Limit Editions of My Hand Prints," 1975
6 15 "American Graphic Art Exhibit in Uzbekistan," 1977
6 16 "McCarthyism: Attack on the Arts and the Mass Media," for Meiklejohn Symposium, Berkeley, California, 1980
6 17 "Recollections of Byron Randall," 1983-1984

Series 8: Writings By Others, 1955-1984
19 Folders; Box 6

These consist of typescripts and manuscripts concerning politics, art, and Packard's family.

The series has been scanned in its entirety.

Writings are chronologically arranged.

Box Folder
6 18 "Richard Correll," by an unidentified author, circa 1960-1980
6 19 "Ugli Amici di Reality," by Renato Guttuso, circa 1960-1980
6 20 "Betrayal or Blessing, An Attempt to Analyze the Czechoslovak Occupation," by Hugh B. Hester, circa 1960-1980
6 21 "Should Berkeley Own Its Own Power Distribution System and Buy Its Power from Some Suitable Public Agency," by Walter E. Packard, circa 1960-1980
6 22 "The Preservation of Public Art: Problems and Proposals," by Marlene Park, circa 1960-1980
6 23 "Three Fables," by Allan Temko, circa 1960-1980
6 24 "Four Fables," by Allan Temko, circa 1960-1980
6 25 "Artists As Light Sharers," by Althya Clark Youngman, circa 1960-1980
6 26 KCBS: "This is San Francisco: The Painted Birds," by J. G., 1955
6 27 "Indonesia: Victory or Defeat?," by an unidentified author, 1965
6 28 Poem: "Trial of Mary Jane," by Dr. Francis Hatch, 1968
6 29 "In Czechoslovakia, The West is Checkmated," by J. B. C. Woods, 1968
6 30 "On the Life of Lucien Labaudt," by Emily Maloney, 1969
6 31 "A Personal Reminiscene of Walter Packard," by Carey McWilliams, 1969
6 32 "Introduction to Bancroft Library Tape of Walter Packard," by Allan Temko, 1970
6 33 "Emmy Lou Packard," by Claudia Lettman Bubeck for the Womans' Art Caucus, 1979
6 34 "A Short Biography of Emmy Lou Packard," by Nikki Bridges, 1980
6 35 "As We Live and Perceive," by Sydney H. Williams, 1984
6 36 Poem: "Foothill Bay: A Vivid and Ironic Saga," by Sydney H. Williams, 1984

Series 9: Artwork, 1921-1976
10 Folders; Box 6

Original artwork by Packard and others, including Anton Refregier, possibly Pablo O'Higgins, and Ethel Weiner.

The series has been scanned in its entirety.

Materials are arranged by artist and artwork type.

Box Folder
6 37-38 Drawings by Packard, circa 1940-1980
6 39-40 Ink Drawings by Packard, circa 1940-1980
6 41 Linoleum Block Print by Packard, circa 1940-1980
6 42 Linoleum Block Prints with Silk-Screened Color by Packard, 1946
6 43 Linoleum Block Print with Ink-Drawn Details for a Farm Worker Invitation by Packard, 1975
6 44 Drawings by Pablo O'Higgins (or possibly by Ethel Weiner), circa 1940-1980
6 45 Woodcut by Anton Refregier, 1921
6 46 Drawings by Ethel Weiner, circa 1937

Series 10: Exhibition Files, 1950-1964
5 Folders; Box 6, OV 11

Exhibition files consists of letters, writings, a scrapbook, and miscellaneous printed material relating to exhibitions in which Packard participated. The files for the Randall-Packard Print Exhibition in Moscow contain writings, printed materials, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook includes a postcard, clippings, a translation of a letter from Andrei Chegodaev, a note, a photograph of Dementi Shmarinov of the Artists Union in Moscow, two photographs of the exhibition opening, and an exhibition announcement and catalog.

The series has been partially scanned; the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials.

Materials are arranged chronologically and by document type.

Box Folder
6 47 San Francisco Art Festival 1950, San Francisco, California, 1950-1951
6 48 Randall-Packard Print Exhibition, Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Writings, 1964
6 49 Randall-Packard Print Exhibition, Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Scrapbook, 1964
6 50-51 Randall-Packard Print Exhibition, Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Printed Material, 1964
Oversized material housed in OV 11
Box
OV 11 Randall-Packard Print Exhibition, Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Printed Material, 1964
Oversized material scanned with Box 6, F51

Series 11: Project Files, 1953-1985
1.8 Linear feet; Box 6-7, 10, OV 11

These files document Packard's commissioned projects and her mural restoration work. Many of the project files contain letters, receipts, notes, artwork, photographs, and printed material. Of particular interest are the files documenting Packard's restoration work with the Coit Tower murals in San Francisco and Anton Refregier's murals at the Rincon Annex Post Office in San Francisco. Several of the mural restoration project files include scattered letters from artists, such as Anton Refregier and Reuben Kadish, photographs of artists, and photographs of the murals prior to and after construction/restoration work.

The series has been partially scanned. The cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials; slides and negatives have not been scanned. The unpublished sound cassette has been digitized for research access and is available at the Archives of American Art offices.

Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Box Folder
6 52 Photographs of Plexiglas Mural, Paper Doll Club, San Francisco, California, circa 1970-1980
6 53 Photographs of Murals completed at Home of Mrs. Stephan Zellerbach, circa 1950-1970
6 Library Murals, Hillcrest Elementary School, San Francisco, 1956
6 54 Correspondence, 1956
6 55-56 Photographic Materials, 1956
6 57 Printed Materials, 1956
6 Mural Panels for Various Ships, Matson Navigation Company, San Francisco, 1956-1972
6 58 Correspondence, 1956-1972
Includes photographs of the S. S. Mariposa, S. S. Matsonia and the S. S. Lurline.
6 59-61 Photographic Materials, 1956-1972
6 62 Photograph of Insignia for Entrance, A. S. Aloe Company, Seattle, 1959
6 Student Center Bas-Relief, University of California, Berkeley, 1959-1979
6 63-64 Correspondence and Financial Material, 1959-1979
Includes photographs of Byron Randall and Emmy Lou Packard with Paule Anglim and Vernon DeMars.
6 65 Artwork, 1959-1979
6 66-67 Photographic Materials, 1959-1979
6 68 Photographic Materials (duplicates), 1959-1979
6 69 Printed Material, 1959-1979
6 Decorative Wall, Diamond Heights Redevelopment Area, San Francisco, 1963-1968
6 70 Prospectus and Correspondence, 1963-1968
6 71-72 Plans and Drawings, 1963-1968
Oversized material housed in OV 11
6 73-74 Photographic Materials, 1963-1968
6 75 Printed Material, 1963-1968
6 Murals and Fountains, Ralph Bollman Water Purification Plant, Concord, California, 1966-1968
6 76-78 Correspondence, 1966-1968
6 79 Artwork, 1966-1968
6 80-81 Notes, 1966-1968
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F5
6 82 Photographic Materials, 1966-1968
6 83 Printed Material, 1966-1968
6 Mural, Fresno Convention Center Theater, Fresno, California, 1966-1972
6 84 Contract, 1966-1968
6 85-87 Correspondence, 1966-1968
6 88 Financial Records, 1966-1968
6 89 Notes, 1966-1968
6 90 Artwork, 1966-1968
6 91-93 Photographs, 1966-1968
Box Folder
7 Mural, Fresno Convention Center Theater, Fresno, California, 1966-1972
7 1-2 Photographs, 1966-1968
7 3-4 Photographic Materials, 1966-1968
7 5 Photographic Materials (slides), 1966-1968
7 6 Clippings, 1966-1968
7 7 Printed Material, 1966-1968
7 Concrete Mural, Mirabeau Restaurant, Oakland, California, 1966-1980
Oversized material housed in OV 11
7 8 Correspondence, 1966-1968
7 9 Notes, 1966-1968
7 10-12 Photographic Materials, 1966-1968
7 13-14 Photographic Materials, 1966-1968
7 15-16 Photographic Materials, 1966-1968
7 17 Printed Material, 1966-1968
7 Brick Mosaic Wall, Pinole Valley Library, Pinole, California, 1972-1975
7 18 Financial Records and Notes, 1966-1968
7 19 Writings, 1966-1968
7 20 Artwork, 1966-1968
7 21-22 Photographic Materials, 1966-1968
7 23 Clippings, 1966-1968
7 24 Printed Material, 1966-1968
7 Bank of America Mural by Mission High School Students, 1974-1982
Packard served as technical advisor.
7 25 Letters, 1966-1968
7 26 Notes, 1966-1968
7 27 Writings, 1966-1968
7 28 Photographic Material, 1966-1968
7 29 Printed Material, 1966-1968
7 30 Photographs of Mural, West Lake Library, Daly City, California, circa 1977
7 31 Photographs of Mural, South San Francisco Boys Club, 1978
7 Restoration of Murals by Anton Refregier, Rincon Annex Post Office, San Francisco, California
7 32 Preliminary Reports, 1978-1979
7 33 Correspondence, 1953-1969
7 34-35 Correspondence, 1971-1978
7 36-38 Correspondence, 1979
7 39-40 Correspondence, 1980-1985
7 41 Signatures of Petition Sponsors, 1979
7 42 Petitions, circa 1979
7 43 Notes, circa 1953-1980
7 44 Notes, 1953
7 45 Notes, 1978
7 46-48 Notes, 1979
7 49 Notes, 1980-1985
7 50 Receipts, 1980
7 51 Photographs, circa 1977-1978
Includes one of Packard with Pete Seeger.
7 52 Clippings, circa 1953-1985
7 53 Clippings, 1953-1966
7 54-56 Clippings, 1974-1979
7 57 Clippings, 1980-1985
7 58 Press Releases, 1978-1979
7 59 Printed Material, circa 1953-1980
7 Restoration of Coit Tower Murals, San Francisco
7 60 Contract, 1975
7 61-62 Report Notebook of Letters and Photographs, 1975-1984
Box Folder
8 1 Financial records, 1975-1976
8 2 Correspondence, 1974-1984
8 3 Notes, circa 1975-1976
8 4 Television Interview of Packard by John Fullmer, circa 1975-1976
1 Sound cassette ; Original
8 5 Photographs of Coit Tower artists Ralph Chesse, Lucien Labaudt, Rinaldo Cuneo, Otis Oldfield, and Bernard Zakheim, circa 1962-1984
8 6 Photographs of 1962 restoration by Dorothy Puccinelli Cravath, circa 1962
8 7 Photographs of 1975 restoration by Packard, circa 1975
8 8 Printed Material, 1979-1983
8 9-10 Restoration of Murals by Helen Forbes and Dorothy Puccinelli Cravath, Fleishacker Memorial Mothers' House Children's Building, San Francisco, circa 1975
Box Folder
10 5 Murals and Fountains, Ralph Bollman Water Purification Plant, Schematic Drawings and Blueprints, 1968
Oversized material scanned with Box 6, F80
Box
OV 11 Decorative Wall, Diamond Heights Redevelopment Area, San Francisco, 1964-1968
Oversized material scanned with Box 6, F71
OV 11 Concrete Mural, Mirabeau Restaurant, Blueprints, 1967
Oversized material scanned with Box 7, F9

Series 12: Photographs, 1914-1982
0.8 Linear feet; Box 8, 10

Photographs are of Packard, her family, colleagues, residences, artwork, and miscellaneous art-related events and peace demonstrations. Included in the files are photographs of Packard with Cesar Chavez, Juan O'Gorman, Malvina Reynolds, Charles Safford, Ralph Stackpole, and Tennessee Williams. Also found is one photograph of Emmy Lou Packard signed by Dorothea Lange.

The series has been partially scanned; slides, negatives, duplicates, and photographs of artwork have not been scanned.

Materials are arranged by subject.

Box Folder
8 Photographs of Emmy Lou Packard
8 11 Packard with her Mother, Clara (sister), Schoolmates, and Donald (son), 1914-1936
8 12 Packard with Clara (sister) and Donald (son), circa 1940-1947
8 13 Emmy Lou Packard, 1954
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F6
8 14 Packard's Wedding to Byron Randall, 1959
8 15 Packard in the Studio with Byron Randall and her Mother, circa 1960-1971
8 16 Packard in the Studio with Clara (sister), Byron Randall, and Jack Owen, circa 1970-1979
8 17 Packard with Clara (sister), circa 1980
8 Photographs of Family Members
8 18 Burton Cairns as a Child, circa 1930s
8 19 Donald Cairns and Family, 1973-1978
8 20 Byron and Jonathan Randall; Byron Randall's paintings, 1960s
8 21 Packard and Jack Owen, 1970s
8 22 Packard at Miscellaneous Parties, circa 1950s-1970s
8 23 Packard at a Thanksgiving Gathering, circa 1950s-1960s
8 Photographs of Packard with Colleagues and Friends
8 24-27 Packard with Friends and Colleagues, 1935-1976
Includes Cesar Chavez, Bill Einstein, John Grace (architect), Edgar Kauffman, Juan and Elena O'Gorman, Otis Oldfield, Charles Safford, Ralph Stackpole, Francis Violich, and Tennessee Williams.
8 28 Charles Safford, circa 1949-1964
8 29 Malvina Reynolds, circa 1966
8 Photographs of Residences and Studios
8 30 Ranch Near Mendocino, 1960s
8 31-32 House and Gallery in Mendocino, 1964
8 33 Construction of Studio at Mendocino and Completed Studio, 1960s
8 Photographs of Miscellaneous Events
8 34 Events at the Randall-Packard Gallery, circa 1950s-1960s
8 35 Miscellaneous Outdoor Art Exhibitions (includes Packard), circa 1950s-1960s
8 36 Children's Multi-Culture Institute Art Exhibition (includes Packard), circa 1950s-1960s
8 37 Guild Gallery Reception, circa 1950s-1960s
8 38 Exhibition of American Graphic Art in Moscow, Russia, 1958
8 39 Russian Art Exhibition at the Randall-Packard Gallery, 1967
8 40 Miscellaneous Peace Demonstrations and Marches, 1964-1971
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F6
8 41 Negatives of Miscellaneous Peace Demonstrations and Marches, 1964-1971
8 Photographs of Artwork
8 42 By Packard, Annotated Paintings, 1939-1971
8 43-45 By Packard, Paintings, 1939-1971
8 46-48 By Packard, Paintings, 1939-1971
8 49-50 By Packard, Plexiglass, circa 1950s-1960s
8 51-52 By Packard, Plexiglass, circa 1950s-1960s
8 53 By Packard, Sculpture and Mosaics, 1960s
8 54-55 By Packard, Prints and Drawings, circa 1950s-1970s
8 56 By Packard, Peace Posters Designed by Packard, 1964-1978
8 57 By Others, Prints and paintings by Byron Randall, circa 1950s-1970s
8 58 By Others, Murals and Paintings by Harry Donald Jones, Charles Lobdell, Orozco, 1977
8 59 By Others, Clay figures and wood sculpture by an unidentified artist, Genni Mucchi, Vladmir Preslik, circa 1930s-1960s
8 60 By Others, Illustration by Adolf Born, Monotype by Zdena Fibichova, Drawing by Karel Trinkewitz, circa 1930s-1960s
8 61 By Others, Miscellaneous murals, 1973-1982
8 62 Photograph of an Elephant's Trunk, circa 1950s-1960s
Box Folder
10 6 Packard and Peace Demonstrations, circa 1940-1971
Oversized material scanned with Box 8, F13 and F40

Series 13: Scrapbooks, 1947-1950
0.2 Linear feet; Box 8, 10

There are two scrapbooks containing photographs and clippings of artwork, commissioned projects, clippings, and other printed materials. Scrapbook 1 contains photographs of artwork by Packard including plexiglas artwork, murals for the Matson Navigation Company, murals for the residence of Mrs. Stephan Zellerbach, a mural for the Hillcrest Elementary School, wallpaper designed for James Kemble Mills, an inlaid table, and miscellaneous sculpture. Scrapbook 2 contains clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, a photograph of a painting, photographs of murals, photographs of Packard, and photographs of plexiglass artwork.

The series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
8 63 Scrapbook #1, circa 1940s-1950s
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F7
8 64 Scrapbook #2, circa 1940s-1950s
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F8

Series 14: Printed Material, 1936-1988
1 Linear foot; Box 8-9, 10

Printed materials includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, prospectuses, press releases, calendars of events, announcements for political rallies, programs, brochures, booklets, books, and reproductions of artwork.

The series has been partially scanned; the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials. Exhibition catalogs from other artists and booklets from other authors have not been scanned.

Materials are arranged by document type.

Box Folder
8 65 Clippings, circa 1930s-1970s
8 66-67 Clippings, 1936-1938
8 68-69 Clippings, 1940-1957
Box Folder
9 1-2 Clippings, 1958-1959
9 3-5 Clippings, 1960-1969
9 6-8 Clippings, 1970-1975
9 9-10 Clippings, 1976-1979
9 11-13 Clippings, 1980-1982
9 14-15 Clippings, 1983-1984
9 16-17 Clippings, 1985-1988
9 18 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, for Packard, circa 1948-1985
9 19-20 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, for Packard, 1948-1952
9 21-22 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, for Packard, 1953-1959
9 23-24 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, for Packard, 1962-1985
9 25-26 Annotated Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, for Others, 1950-1986
9 27 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, for Others, circa 1937-1986
9 28 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, for Others, 1937-1957
9 29-30 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, for Others, 1963-1979
9 31-32 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, for Others, 1980-1986
9 33 Exhibition Prospectuses, Other Artists, 1966-1973
9 34 Press Releases, 1982
9 35 Calendars of Events, 1982-1983
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F9
9 36 Announcements for Political Rallies, 1979-1985
9 37 Programs, 1949-1985
9 38-39 Brochures, circa 1952-1985
9 40 San Francisco City Planning booklets designed by Packard, 1947-1948
9 41 Booklet, North of Mendocino by C. Grant Loomis (poems), 1962
9 42 Booklet, The Soul Book by Malvina Reynolds (poems), 1967
9 43 Booklet, Peace Poems by Children, compiled by Mary Rudge, cover art by Packard, 1984
9 44 Miscellaneous Booklets, 1984
9 45 Book, Art of the United States of America, 1675-1975 by Andr´┐Ż Chegodaev, 1976
9 46 Book, San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Collection, 1978
9 47 Reproductions of Artwork by Packard, circa 1960s
9 48 Reproductions of Artwork by Others, circa 1960s
9 49-50 Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1970s-1980s
Box Folder
10 9 Calendar of Events, 1982-1983
Oversized material scanned with Box 9, F35

Series 15: Artifacts, circa 1950s-1960s
2 Folders; Box 9-10

An rpm vinyl recording by Malvina Reynolds and a political campaign button.

The series has been partially scanned; the 45rpm record has not been scanned.

Box Folder
9 51 Vinyl 45rpm record Malvina Reynolds Sings 'Little Boxes' and 'Cement Octopus,' , circa 1950s-1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F9
9 52 Anti-Reagan Campaign Button, 1984
Box Folder
10 9 Vinyl 45rpm record Malvina Reynolds Sings 'Little Boxes' and 'Cement Octopus,' , circa 1950s-1960s
Oversized material scanned with Box 9, F51