Jack and Rhea Case papers, 1917-1979

Case, Jack

Case, Rhea, b. 1913 d. 2005

Active in San Marcos,Calif.

Collection size: 271 items (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, photographs, greeting cards, clippings, and a untranscribed interview documenting the Case's friendship with Beatrice Wood.

REEL 1854: 49 valentines and other greeting cards from Wood, illustrated with her drawings and collages; 3 caricature sketches by Wood of Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brancusi, David Siqueiros and Galka Scheyer as part of the Louise and Walter Arensberg "circle"; 61 photographs of Wood, her drawings and ceramics; and 4 clippings.

REEL 1646: Correspondence with Wood. Many of Wood's letters are illustrated. Three photographs of Wood are also included.

UNMICROFILMED: An untranscribed conversation between Rhea Case and Beatrice Wood, June 19, 1979. Wood mentions Henri Roche, Marcel Duchamp, Walter Arensberg, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note: Friends of artist Beatrice Wood. Wood is a ceramist; Ojai, California.

Microfilmed material lent 1979-1980 by Rhea Case. Case donated the taped conversation in 1979.

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