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3EP Ltd. records, 1970-1984, bulk 1979-1984

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 5 series.

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Series 1: Administrative Records , 1978-1984
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Administrative records consist of chronological correspondence, subscriber lists and agreement forms, price lists, letterhead samples, exhibition lists, miscellaneous notes, and other business material. The correspondence is mostly between the 3EP Ltd. founders and various museums, galleries, and collectors on the subject of prints and billing, along with a few letters to artists.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, 1978
1
1
Correspondence, 1979
1
2
Correspondence, 1980
1
3
Correspondence, 1981
1
4
Correspondence, 1982
1
5-8
Correspondence, 1983
1
9-10
Correspondence, 1984
1
11-12
Undated Correspondence, 1978-1984
1
13
Subscribers Lists, circa 1981-1984
1
14
Subscribers Agreement Forms, 1981-1982
1
15
Subscribers Agreement Forms, 1983
1
16
Subscribers Agreement Forms, 1984
1
17
Price Lists of Artwork, circa 1982
1
18
Price Lists of Artwork, 1983
1
19
Terms of Agreement for Work with Artists, circa 1979
1
20
Exhibitions List, 1981-1984
1
21
Letterhead and Business Cards, circa 1981-1983
1
22
Glossary of Printmaking Terms, circa 1983
1
23
Promotional Material and Mission Statement, circa 1981
1
24
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1981-1984
1
25

Series 2: Artists Files , 1970-1984
1.8 Linear feet
Box 1-2

Artists' files include resumes, correspondence, exhibition announcements, catalogs, invoices, curatorial sheets with information on artwork, clippings, photographs, and slides of artwork. Notable artists include Chuck Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Gordon Cook, Laddie John Dill, Claire Falkenstein, Joe Fay, Sam Francis, David Gilhooly, Joseph Goldyne, Russel T. Gordon, Jules Heller, Tom Holland, Jack Jefferson, Frank Lobdell, Fred Martin, Ed Moses, Nathan Oliviera, Jay Phillips, Matt Phillips, Miklos Pogany, Inez Storer, Joseph Zirker, and others.
This series is arranged alphabetically.
Description Container Select
Arnoldi, Chuck, 1982-1983
1
26
Bengston, Billy Al, 1983-1984
1
27-28
Cook, Gordon, circa 1983-1984
1
29
Dill, Laddie John, circa 1982-1984
1
30-35
Falkenstein, Claire, 1981-1982
1
36-37
Fay, Joe, circa 1979-1984
1
38-39
Francis, Sam, circa 1981-1984
1
40-47
Gilhooly, David, 1982-1983
1
48-50
Goldyne, Joseph, circa 1979-1982
2
1-3
Gordon, Russell T., 1973-1981
2
4-5
Heller, Jules, 1982-1984
2
6
Holland, Tom, 1970-1982
2
7-9
Jefferson, Jack, 1984
2
10
Lobdell, Frank, 1981-1984
2
11-14
Martin, Fred, 1980-1981
2
15-16
Moses, Ed, circa 1980-1982
2
17-26
Oliviera, Nathan, 1979-1982
2
27-28
Phillips, Jay, circa 1980-1983
2
29-33
Phillips, Matt, 1974-1984
2
34-38
Pogany, Miklos, circa 1982-1983
2
39-40
Storer, Inez, 1982-1983
2
41
Sugarman, George, 1981-1982
2
42
Zirker, Joseph, 1979-1982
2
43-44

Series 4: Printed Material , 1981-1984
0.1 Linear feet
Box 3

Printed material consists of a few exhibition announcements, catalogs, and clippings.
Description Container Select
Exhibition Announcements, 1981-1984
3
1
Exhibition Catalogs, 1983
3
2
News Clippings, 1982
3
3

Series 4: Artwork , 1979-1984
1.9 Linear feet
OV 4-22

Artwork includes numerous fine arts prints by 14 artists. Several of the folders include curatorial sheets with information about the prints, such as the medium, title, and date of individual prints.
The artwork is arranged alphabetically by artist's surname.
Description Container Select
Gordon Cook Prints, 1984
Includes 1 print titled Point Richmond.
OV 4
Claire Falkenstein Prints, 1981
Includes 2 prints titled Allegory 4 and Allegory 5.
OV 5
Joe Fay Artwork, circa 1982
Includes painted boards cut into various shapes and one untitled print.
OV 6
Joe Fay Artwork, circa 1982
Includes sketches in pencil and 1 untitled print.
OV 7
Sam Francis Prints, 1981-1982
Includes numerous prints titled Pivot, Tar Flower, Self Portrait, and several untitled prints.
OV 8-9
David Gilhooly Prints, 1983
Includes several prints titled Food Descending the Staircase, My Daily Bread, The First Morning Cup of Paula's Coffee, and Selbstbildnis mit Tod. There are more multiple versions of some prints.
OV 10-11
Joseph Goldyne Prints, 1979
Includes 3 impressions each of two prints titled Dirty Dish and Garbage Can.
OV 12
Jack Jefferson Prints, 1981
Includes 2 untitled prints.
OV 13
Frank Lobdell Prints, 1981
Includes 9 untitled prints.
OV 14
Fred Martin Prints, 1980
Includes Tarot of California, a portfolio of six prints, and 3 reproductions of a cover sheet for the portfolio along with the original version of the cover sheet with a pasted-in negative of the cover image.
OV 15
Ed Moses Prints, 1980-1983
Includes the following prints: EM G-1, EM G-2, EM G-3, EM G-5, P-Bl (2 prints), Bite Head II, Noh-bu Wall A, Noh-bu Wall B, Noh-Bu Wall C, Portrait, Krak WI I, Krak WI II, Krak WI III, and several untitled prints.
OV 16-17
Nathan Oliviera Prints, 1979
Includes 6 prints titled Archive Site, Emerson Site 1, and Emerson Site 2.
OV 18
Jay Phillips Prints, 1982-1983
Includes 13 prints total, some titled Beverly and Melrose, others untitled.
OV 19-20
Matt Phillips Prints, 1979-1984
Includes 2 prints titled New York Recalled and Sighs and Whispers.
OV 21
Joseph Zirker Print, 1981-1982
Includes 1 print titled Cosmic Entity.
OV 22

Series 5: Photographic Material , 1981-1983
0.3 Linear feet
Box 3

Photographic material includes 2 dismantled photograph albums that depict the delivery of the custom-built printing press to 3EP Ltd. facilities, and portraits of various artists, such as Sam Francis, Jules Heller, and Joseph Zirker, at work on prints alongside master printers employed by the print publisher. There are also negatives of the photos in the albums, and one folder of an exhibition of 3EP Ltd. prints at a gallery.
The photograph albums were dismantled prior to their arrival at the archives, and the order of the photographs was preserved in the folders during preliminary arrangement by a previous archivist.
Description Container Select
Album 1, 1981-1982
Includes photographs of Joseph Goldyne, Nathan Oliviera, Joseph Zirker, Sam Francis, Fred Martin, Frank Lobdell, and Inez Storer. Also includes photographs of Paula Kirkeby, Moo Anderson, and 3EP Ltd. master printmaker Ikuru Komahara.
3
4-12
Negatives from Album 1, 1981-1982
3
13
Album 2, 1982
Includes photographs of Laddie John Dill, David Gilhooly, Ed Moses, and Jay Phillips.
3
14-15
Negatives from Album 2, 1982-1983
3
16
3EP Ltd. Exhibition at Gump's Gallery, 1983
3
17

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