Mark Green papers, 1954-1991, bulk 1954-1978

Green, Mark, b. 1932
Photographer, Author
Active in San Francisco, Calif.

This site provides access to the papers of Mark Green in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2010. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 805 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

Collection size: 1.1 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of San Francisco Beat photographer, journalist, and poet Mark Green consist of biographical information, correspondence, exhibition files, printed materials, scattered writings, and photographs. Photographs by Mark Green are of notable figures and places in the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Robert Rauschenberg, and Clyfford Still, as well as photographs by others of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Mark Green, and Jack Kerouac, among others.

Biographical/Historical Note: Mark L. Green (1932-2004) was a photographer and writer from San Francisco, California. Established the Nanny Goat Hill Gallery, 1972-1974, in San Francisco, California. Organizer of a retrospective exhibition of underground arts entitled "The Rolling Renaissance, 1945-1968."

Mark Green donated his papers in 1974, 1976, 1979, and 1991.

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  • The collection was digitized in its entirety in 2010 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
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Related Materials

The Archives of American Art holds an oral history interview with Robert Emory Johnson by Paul Karlstrom on March 14, 1975 that details the history of the Rolling Renaissance exhibition organized in part by Mark Green.