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Beatrice Wood papers, 1894-1998, bulk 1930-1990

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 11 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1924-1993
0.3 Linear Feet
Box 1

Biographical Material contains interview transcripts, estate documents, and ephemera documenting Wood's life and career. Also included are address lists, appointment calendars, honorary degrees, and census questionnaires. The estate documents for Wood's mother, Carrara Wood, are noteworthy for their description of the family properties in New York.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Address Book, 1926
1
1
Address Lists, 1945-1964
1
2
Appointment Calendar, 1993
1
3
Census of Manufacturers of Stone, Clay, and Glass Products - Completed, 1963
1
4
Confirmation and Baptismal Certificates from The Liberal Catholic Church - New York, 1924
1
5
Dog Pedigree for Wood's Dachshund, 1955
1
6
Driver's Licenses and Exams, 1956-1958
1
7
Honorary Degree from Otis School of Art and Design, 1993
1
8
Interment Instructions, circa 1958-1971
1
9
Interview Transcript with Beatrice Wood, circa 1960s-1970s
1
10
Interview Transcript with Beatrice Wood and Krishnamurti, 1946
1
11
Interview Transcript with Beatrice Wood and Andrea Simmons, 1979
1
12
Interview Transcript with Beatrice Wood and Nancy Jo Hoy, 1986
1
13
Interview Transcript with Beatrice Wood - entitled "Early Years,", circa 1986-1988
1
14
Interview Transcript with Beatrice Wood - entitled "Relationships,", circa 1986-1988
1
15
Interview Transcript with Beatrice Wood - entitled "Beatrice's Philosophy,", circa 1986-1988
1
16
Interview Transcript with Beatrice Wood - entitled "Art,", circa 1986-1988
1
17
Interview Transcript with Beatrice Wood - entitled "Middle Years,", circa 1986-1988
1
18
Interview Transcript with Beatrice Wood and Ron Strickland, 1989
1
19
Lawsuit involving Carrara Wood's Property in New York (Wood's mother), 1941
1
20
National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel - Completed Questionnaire, 1941
1
21
Will for Cararra R. Wood (Wood's mother), 1935
1
22
Wills for Beatrice Wood, 1960-1974
1
23

Series 2: Correspondence , 1910-1998
7.7 Linear Feet
Box 1-8

This series consists of Wood's incoming and outgoing correspondence. Wood often compiled transcripts and excerpts from letters of significance to her and these are found in separate folders in each of the subseries listed below. Researchers should note that the last folders in each subseries contain transcripts and excerpts from letters that were particularly significant to Wood.
Although the majority of the material is arranged chronologically, correspondence from several of her more frequent correspondents are arranged as separate subseries. The series is arranged into 7 subseries:
  • 2.1: Chronological General Correspondence, 1910-1998
  • 2.2: Louise and Walter Arensberg, 1930-1954
  • 2.3: Jack and Rhea Case, 1939-1979
  • 2.4: Marcel and Teeny Duchamp, 1930-1964
  • 2.5: Francis Naumann, 1976-1998
  • 2.6: Ranjan (Transcripts), 1962-1963
  • 2.7: Henri-Pierre and Denise Roche, 1917-1975
2.1: Chronological General Correspondence, 1910-1998
This subseries contains both personal and professional correspondence from the early years of Wood's career as an actress and artist until the end of her life. Included in this series are letters to and from friends, family, clients, other artists, gallery owners, museums, and editors. An an avid writer, Wood maintained lifelong relationships through her letters. Correspondents include John Estenza, Anna Bing Arnold, Ruth Maitland, Ruth Dayan, Reginald Pole, Anais Nin, Dorothy Liebes, Rue McClanahan, Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood, Rupert Pole, Esther Rosencrantz, Michael Weightman-Smith, and Geesche Ninke. Wood also formed many personal and professional relationships with individuals she met during her three trips to India in 1961, 1966, and 1971. Among these correspondents are Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, N. Suri Ram, P. K. Vyas, Srimali Rukmini Devi, and N. Kumar Das.
Several art museums are represented in this subseries, including 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.
See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 2.1.
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Chronological, 1910, 1917
1
24
Chronological, 1923-1924, 1926-1927, 1929
(contains illustrated letters)
1
25
Chronological, 1930-1931
1
26
Chronological, 1932
1
27
Chronological, 1933
1
28
Chronological, 1934
1
29
Chronological, 1935
1
30
Chronological, January-May 1936
1
31
Chronological, June-September 1936
(contains illustrated letters)
1
32
Chronological, October-December 1936
1
33
Chronological, January-May 1937
1
34
Chronological, June-December 1937
1
35
Chronological, January-June 1938
1
36
Chronological, July-December 1938
1
37
Chronological, January-May 1939
1
38
Chronological, June-December 1939
1
39
Chronological, January-June 1940
1
40
Chronological, July-December 1940
1
41
Chronological, January-June 1941
1
42
Chronological, July-December 1941
1
43
Chronological, 1942
1
44
Chronological, January-June 1943
1
45
Chronological, July-December 1943
1
46
Chronological, January-May 1944
1
47
Chronological, June-August 1944
1
48
Chronological, September-December 1944
1
49
Chronological, January-May 1945
1
50
Chronological, June-December 1945
1
51
Chronological, January-June 1946
1
52
Chronological, July-September 1946
1
53
Chronological, October-December 1946
1
54
Chronological, January-April 1947
1
55
Chronological, May-July 1947
1
56
Chronological, August-December 1947
1
57
Chronological, January-July 1948
1
58
Chronological, August-December 1948
1
59
Chronological, January-June 1949
1
60
Chronological, July-December 1949
1
61
Chronological, January-April 1950
1
62
Chronological, May-September 1950
1
63
Chronological, October-December 1950
1
64
Chronological, January-May 1951
1
65
Chronological, June-September 1951
1
66
Chronological, October-December 1951
1
67
Chronological, January-April 1952
2
1
Chronological, May-August 1952
2
2
Chronological, September-December 1952
2
3
Chronological, January-March 1953
2
4
Chronological, April-September 1953
2
5
Chronological, October-December 1953
2
6
Chronological, January-February 1954
2
7
Chronological, March-May 1954
2
8
Chronological, June-September 1954
2
9
Chronological, October-December 1954
2
10
Chronological, January-March 1955
2
11
Chronological, April-June 1955
2
12
Chronological, July-September 1955
2
13
Chronological, October-December 1955
2
14
Chronological, January-May 1956
2
15
Chronological, June 1956
2
16
Chronological, July, 1956
2
17-18
Chronological, August, 1956
2
19-20
Chronological, September 1956
2
21
Chronological, October-December 1956
2
22
Chronological, January-April 1957
2
23
Chronological, May-August 1957
2
24
Chronological, September-October 1957
2
25
Chronological, November 1957
2
26
Chronological, December 1957
2
27
Chronological, January-February 1958
2
28
Chronological, March 1958
2
29
Chronological, April-May 1958
2
30
Chronological, June-July 1958
2
31
Chronological, August 1958
2
32
Chronological, September-October 1958
2
33
Chronological, November-December 1958
2
34
Chronological, January 1959
2
35
Chronological, February 1959
2
36
Chronological, March 1959
2
37
Chronological, April-May 1959
2
38
Chronological, June 1959
2
39
Chronological, July-August 1959
2
40
Chronological, September 1959
2
41
Chronological, October 1959
2
42
Chronological, November 1959
2
43
Chronological, December 1959
2
44
Chronological, January 1960
3
1
Chronological, February 1960
3
2
Chronological, March 1960
3
3
Chronological, April 1960
3
4
Chronological, May-June 1960
3
5
Chronological, July-August 1960
3
6
Chronological, September-October 1960
3
7
Chronological, November 1960
3
8
Chronological, December 1960
3
9
Chronological, January-February 1961
3
10
Chronological, March-April 1961
3
11
Chronological, May-July 1961
3
12
Chronological, August 1961
3
13
Chronological, September 1961
3
14
Chronological, October-December 1961
3
15
Chronological, January 1962
3
16
Chronological, February-March 1962
3
17
Chronological, April 1962
3
18
Chronological, May 1962
3
19
Chronological, June 1962
3
20
Chronological, July-August 1962
3
21
Chronological, September-October 1962
3
22
Chronological, November 1962
3
23
Chronological, December 1962
3
24
Chronological, January 1963
3
25
Chronological, February 1963
3
26
Chronological, March 1963
3
27
Chronological, April-May 1963
3
28
Chronological, June-July 1963
3
29
Chronological, August-September 1963
3
30
Chronological, October-December 1963
3
31
Chronological, January 1964
3
32
Chronological, February 1964
3
33
Chronological, March-April 1964
3
34
Chronological, May-June 1964
3
35
Chronological, July 1964
3
36
Chronological, August 1964
3
37
Chronological, September 1964
3
38
Chronological, October 1964
3
39
Chronological, November 1964
3
40
Chronological, December 1964
3
41
Chronological, January 1965
3
42
Chronological, February 1965
3
43
Chronological, March 1965
3
44
Chronological, April, 1965
3
45-46
Chronological, May 1965
3
47
Chronological, June 1965
3
48
Chronological, July 1965
3
49
Chronological, August 1965
3
50
Chronological, September, 1965
3
51-52
Chronological, October 1965
3
53
Chronological, November-December 1965
3
54
Chronological, January-March 1966
3
55
Chronological, April-June 1966
3
56
Chronological, July-August 1966
3
57
Chronological, September 1966
3
58
Chronological, October 1966
3
59
Chronological, November-December 1966
3
60
Chronological, January 1967
4
1
Chronological, February 1967
4
2
Chronological, March-April 1967
4
3
Chronological, May 1967
4
4
Chronological, June, 1967
4
5-6
Chronological, July-September 1967
4
7
Chronological, October-December 1967
4
8
Chronological, January-March 1968
4
9
Chronological, April 1968
4
10
Chronological, May-July 1968
4
11
Chronological, August-September 1968
4
12
Chronological, October-December 1968
4
13
Chronological, January-March 1969
4
14
Chronological, April-May 1969
4
15
Chronological, June-August 1969
4
16
Chronological, September-November 1969
4
17
Chronological, December 1969
4
18
Chronological, January 1970
4
19
Chronological, February 1970
4
20
Chronological, March 1970
4
21
Chronological, April 1970
4
22
Chronological, May 1970
4
23
Chronological, June 1970
4
24
Chronological, July-September 1970
4
25
Chronological, October 1970
4
26
Chronological, November-December 1970
4
27
Chronological, January 1971
4
28
Chronological, February-March 1971
4
29
Chronological, April 1971
4
30
Chronological, May 1971
4
31
Chronological, June-July 1971
4
32
Chronological, August 1971
4
33
Chronological, September 1971
4
34
Chronological, October 1971
4
35
Chronological, November 1971
4
36
Chronological, December 1971
4
37
Chronological, January 1972
4
38
Chronological, February-April 1972
4
39
Chronological, May 1972
4
40
Chronological, June 1972
4
41
Chronological, July 1972
4
42
Chronological, August-December 1972
4
43
Chronological, January-February 1973
4
44
Chronological, March 1973
4
45
Chronological, April 1973
4
46
Chronological, May 1973
4
47
Chronological, June 1973
4
48
Chronological, July 1973
4
49
Chronological, August 1973
4
50
Chronological, September 1973
4
51
Chronological, October 1973
4
52
Chronological, November 1973
4
53
Chronological, December 1973
4
54
Chronological, January-February 1974
4
55
Chronological, March 1974
4
56
Chronological, April 1974
4
57
Chronological, May-July 1974
4
58
Chronological, August 1974
4
59
Chronological, September-December 1974
4
60
Chronological, 1975
4
61
Chronological, 1976
4
62
Chronological, January-June 1977
5
1
Chronological, July-December 1977
5
2
Chronological, January-June 1978
5
3
Chronological, July-December 1978
5
4
Chronological, January-June 1979
5
5
Chronological, July-December 1979
5
6
Chronological, January-April 1980
5
7
Chronological, May-August 1980
5
8
Chronological, September-December 1980
5
9
Chronological, January-February 1981
5
10
Chronological, March-April 1981
5
11
Chronological, May-July 1981
5
12
Chronological, August-October 1981
5
13
Chronological, November-December 1981
5
14
Chronological, January-March 1982
5
15
Chronological, April-May 1982
5
16
Chronological, June-August 1982
5
17
Chronological, September-October 1982
5
18
Chronological, November-December 1982
5
19
Chronological, January-February 1983
5
20
Chronological, March 1983
5
21
Chronological, April-May 1983
5
22
Chronological, June-August 1983
5
23
Chronological, September 1983
5
24
Chronological, October 1983
5
25
Chronological, November 1983
5
26
Chronological, December 1983
5
27
Chronological, January-March 1984
5
28
Chronological, April-June 1984
5
29
Chronological, July-September 1984
5
30
Chronological, October-December 1984
5
31
Chronological, January-March 1985
5
32
Chronological, April-June 1985
5
33
Chronological, July-September 1985
5
34
Chronological, October 1985
5
35
Chronological, November-December 1985
5
36
Chronological, January 1986
5
37
Chronological, February 1986
5
38
Chronological, March-April 1986
5
39
Chronological, May 1986
5
40
Chronological, June 1986
5
41
Chronological, July 1986
5
42
Chronological, August-September 1986
5
43
Chronological, October 1986
5
44
Chronological, November 1986
5
45
Chronological, December 1986
5
46
Chronological, January-February 1987
5
47
Chronological, March 1987
5
48
Chronological, April 1987
5
49
Chronological, May 1987
6
1
Chronological, June 1987
6
2
Chronological, July 1987
6
3
Chronological, August 1987
6
4
Chronological, September 1987
6
5
Chronological, October 1987
6
6
Chronological, November 1987
6
7
Chronological, December 1987
6
8
Chronological, January 1988
6
9
Chronological, February 1988
6
10
Chronological, March, 1988
6
11-12
Chronological, April 1988
6
13
Chronological, May 1988
6
14
Chronological, June 1988
6
15
Chronological, July 1988
6
16
Chronological, August 1988
6
17
Chronological, September 1988
6
18
Chronological, October 1988
6
19
Chronological, November 1988
6
20
Chronological, December 1988
6
21
Chronological, January, 1989
6
22-23
Chronological, February 1989
6
24
Chronological, March 1989
6
25
Chronological, April 1989
6
26
Chronological, May 1989
6
27
Chronological, June 1989
6
28
Chronological, July 1989
6
29
Chronological, August 1989
6
30
Chronological, September 1989
6
31
Chronological, October 1989
6
32
Chronological, November 1989
6
33
Chronological, December 1989
6
34
Chronological, January 1990
6
35
Chronological, February 1990
6
36
Chronological, March 1990
6
37
Chronological, April 1990
6
38
Chronological, May 1990
6
39
Chronological, June 1990
6
40
Chronological, July 1990
6
41
Chronological, August 1990
6
42
Chronological, September 1990
6
43
Chronological, October-November 1990
6
44
Chronological, December 1990
6
45
Chronological, January, 1991
7
1-2
Chronological, February, 1991
7
3-4
Chronological, March 1991
7
5
Chronological, April 1991
7
6
Chronological, May 1991
7
7
Chronological, June, 1991
7
8-9
Chronological, July 1991
7
10
Chronological, August, 1991
7
11-12
Chronological, September, 1991
7
13-14
Chronological, October, 1991
7
15-17
Chronological, November, 1991
7
18-19
Chronological, December, 1991
7
20-21
Chronological, January, 1992
7
22-23
Chronological, February, 1992
7
24-25
Chronological, March, 1992
7
26-28
Chronological, April, 1992
7
29-30
Chronological, May 1992
7
31
Chronological, June 1992
7
32
Chronological, July 1992
7
33
Chronological, August 1992
7
34
Chronological, September, 1992
7
35-36
Chronological, October, 1992
7
37-38
Chronological, November, 1992
7
39-40
Chronological, December, 1992
7
41-43
Chronological, January 1993
7
44
Chronological, February 1993
7
45
Chronological, March, 1993
7
46-47
Chronological, April 1993
7
48
Chronological, 1994-1997
7
49
General Corrrespondence A-B, circa 1950s-1990s
7
50
General Correspondence C-D, circa 1950s-1990s
7
51
General Correspondence E-G, circa 1950s-1990s
7
52
General Correspondence H, circa 1950s-1990s
7
53
General Correspondence J-L, circa 1950s-1990s
7
54
General Correspondence M-N, circa 1950s-1990s
7
55
General Correspondence O-P, circa 1950s-1990s
7
56
General Correspondence - Esther Rosencrantz, circa 1950s-1990s
7
57
General Correspondence S, circa 1950s-1990s
7
58
General Correspondence T-V, circa 1950s-1990s
7
59
General Correspondence W-Z, circa 1950s-1990s
7
60
First Names Only, circa 1950s-1990s
8
1
Parts of Letters Without a Date or Name, circa 1960s-1980s
8
2
Transcripts and Excerpts of Correspondence with Beatrice Wood, 1952-1967
8
3
Transcripts and Excerpts of Correspondence with Beatrice Wood, 1967-1978
8
4
Excerpts of Correspondence between Beatrice Wood and Nell Ragan, 1971-1972
8
5
98th Birthday - Post Card Series, March 1991
8
6
98th Birthday - Post Card Series, March 1991
8
7
2.2: Louise and Walter Arensberg, 1930-1954
This subseries contains Wood's letters to the Arensbergs while they were all living in California. Of particular significance are the letters that Wood wrote to Lou Arensberg during Arensberg's last illness in 1953.
Description Container
Chronological, 1926, 1930
8
8
Chronological, 1943, 1949-1950
8
9
Chronological, September 1953
8
10
Chronological, October 1953
8
11
Chronological, November 1953
8
12
Chronological, December 1953-1954
8
13
Transcripts and Excerpts of Correspondence with the Arensbergs, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1949, 1953
8
14
2.3: Jack and Rhea Case, 1939-1995
This subseries documents Wood's decades-long friendship with Jack Case and his wife Rhea. Although many of the outgoing letters are copies, they all include drawings done by Wood.
Description Container
Chronological, 1939, 1948, 1952-1960
8
15
Chronological, 1961
8
16
Chronological, 1962-1964
8
17
Chronological, 1965-1967
8
18
Chronological, 1968-1971
8
19
Chronological, 1972-1979, 1995
8
20
Transcripts of Correspondence with Jack and Rhea Case, 1956-1979
8
21
2.4: Marcel and Teeny Duchamp, 1930-1989
Duchamp (also known as Totor) and Wood met in 1918. At some point they were lovers and they remained friends until his death in 1968. This subseries contains correspondence from the years when Wood lived in California and Duchamp was in New York and Europe. The letters from 1940-1942 contain references to the war and occupation of France by the Germans. The letters from Duchamp are written in French.
Description Container
Chronological, 1930-1964, 1988-1989
8
22
Transcripts and Excerpts of Correspondence with Marcel and Teeny Duchamp, 1933-1969
8
23
2.5: Francis Naumann, 1976-1991
This subseries documents Wood's professional and personal relationship with Naumann. The met in 1976 when Naumann was working on his dissertation about the Arensbergs and it continued until Wood's death in 1997. Much of the correspondence focuses on Naumann's involvement in several publications by Wood, including her autobiography I Shock Myself.
Description Container
Chronological, 1976
8
24
Chronological, 1977
8
25
Chronological, January-May 1978
8
26
Chronological, June-December 1978
8
27
Chronological, 1979
8
28
Chronological, January-May 1980
8
29
Chronological, June-December 1980
8
30
Chronological, January-May 1981
8
31
Chronological, June-December 1981
8
32
Chronological, January-June 1982
8
33
Chronological, July-December 1982
8
34
Chronological, January-April 1983
8
35
Chronological, May-June 1983
8
36
Chronological, July-December 1983
8
37
Chronological, January-June 1984
8
38
Chronological, July-December 1984
8
39
Chronological, January-June 1985
8
40
Chronological, July-December 1985
8
41
Chronological, January-May 1986
8
42
Chronological, June-September 1986
8
43
Chronological, October-December 1986
8
44
Chronological, January-June 1987
8
45
Chronological, July-December 1987
8
46
Chronological, January-May 1988
8
47
Chronological, June-December 1988
8
48
Chronological, 1989
8
49
Chronological, 1990
8
50
Chronological, 1991
8
51
2.6: Ranjan (Transcripts), 1962-1963
The subseries includes only transcripts of love letters Wood and Ranjan, whom she met in India in 1962. The two wrote to each other several times a month from January 1962 until he visited Wood in September 1963.
Description Container
Chronological, January-April 1962
8
52
Chronological, April-May 1962
8
53
Chronological, June-August 1962
8
54
Chronological, September-November 1962
8
55
Chronological, December 1962
8
56
Chronological, February-June 1963
8
57
Chronological, June-September 1963
8
58
2.7: Henri-Pierre and Denise Roche, 1917-1975
The majority of this subseries contains correspondence between Wood and the Roches from 1940 to 1952 and includes a few letters describing the effect of the war on Roche and his family. One particular letter discusses the German occupation of his house in Sevres and the safety of his Brancusis. From 1946 to 1951, Wood sent boxes of supplies, including clothing and food staples, to Roche in France. The letters describe these transactions and often contain brief lists of what the Roche family requested from Wood. Series 3: Personal Business Records contain the receipts from the shipment of these supplies. Many of the early letters from both Wood and Roche are in French.
Description Container
Chronological, 1917
8
59
Chronological, 1918, 1925, 1927, 1930, 1935-1938
8
60
Chronological, 1940, 1944, 1946
8
61
Chronological, January-July 1947
8
62
Chronological, August-December 1947
8
63
Chronological, January-July 1948
8
64
Chronological, August 1948-March 1949
8
65
Chronological, April-December 1949
8
66
Chronological, 1950-1953
8
67
Chronological, 1955-1956
8
68
Chronological, 1957-1958
8
69
Chronological, 1959-1960, 1962, 1971, 1973, 1975
8
70
Transcripts and Excerpts of Corrrespondence with Henri-Pierre and Denise Roche, 1937, 1940-1959
8
71

Series 3: Personal Business Records , 1909-1988
3.5 Linear Feet
Box 9-11, 26, OV 31

The majority of the records in this series document business transactions at the studio and showroom that Wood operated at her home in Ojai, California. This includes account books, general ledgers, cash books, receipts, financial reports, price lists, visitor's logs, tax returns, and inventories of her artwork. A particularly complete record of sales and consignments are also included in this series.
Exhibition files are also arranged in this series and contain extensive documentation of Wood's 1989 exhibition at the Oakland Museum. Although she was best known for her glazed pots, this exhibition featured figurative sculptures and wall pieces that Wood referred to as "sophisticated primatives." The files include correspondence, loan records, financial statements, lists of artwork for consideration, and catalog drafts.
Also contained in this series are correspondence and sales records for the galleries which represented Wood during her career, including Garth Clark Gallery, John Waller Gallery, and Zachary Waller Gallery
Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Personal tax returns have not been scanned.
Description Container Select
Account Book, 1954-1955
9
1
Account Book, 1956-1957
9
2
Account Book, 1958-1959
9
3
Account Books, 1961-1972
Oversized materials housed in Box 26, F1-11
9
4
General Ledger and Sales, 1960-1968
Oversized material housed in Box 26, F12
9
5
Application for Employer Identification Number, circa 1940s
9
6
Application for Renewal of Highway and Non-Highway Gas Rations, 1944
9
7
Attorney Files - Susan A. Grode, 1984-1985
9
8
Attorney Files - Susan A. Grode, 1986
9
9
Attorney Files - Susan A. Grode, 1987
9
10
Bank Deposit Books, 1962-1972
9
11
Blouse Pattern and Instructions, circa 1981
Oversized material housed in OV 31
9
12
Book and Film about Beatrice Wood, 1988-1990
9
13
Book Inventories, circa 1950s-1980s
9
14
Cash Book, 1942-1943
9
15
Concessionee Lease for Town and Country Market, 1943
9
16
Contract for Film on Creation and Manufacturing of Ceramics, 1947
9
17
Contract with American Gallery, 1955
9
18
Copyright Forms for Wood's Monographs, 1984
9
19
Estate - Hermine L. Harlan (Wood's Aunt), 1950-1954
9
20
Estate - Hermine L. Harlan (Wood's Aunt), 1957-1958
9
21
Estate - Hermine L. Harlan (Wood's Aunt), 1960-1962
9
22
Exhibition - Oakland Museum - "Intimate Appeal: The Figurative Art of Beatrice Wood,", 1988
9
23
Exhibition - Oakland Museum - "Intimate Appeal: The Figurative Art of Beatrice Wood,", 1989
9
24-25
Exhibition - Oakland Museum - "Intimate Appeal: The Figurative Art of Beatrice Wood,", 1990-1991
9
26
Exhibition - Oakland Museum - "Intimate Appeal: The Figurative Art of Beatrice Wood" - Artwork for Consideration, 1989
9
27-28
Exhibition - Oakland Museum - "Intimate Appeal: The Figurative Art of Beatrice Wood" - Draft of Catalog, circa 1988
9
29
Exhibition - Oakland Museum - "Intimate Appeal: The Figurative Art of Beatrice Wood" - Final Draft of Catalog, circa 1988
9
30
Exhibition - California State University, Long Beach, 1991-1992
9
31
Expenses, 1941-1944
9
32
Financial Reports
Chronological, 1957-1959
9
33
Chronological, 1960
9
34
Chronological, 1962
9
35
Chronological, 1963
9
36
Chronological, 1964
9
37
Chronological, 1965
9
38
Chronological, 1966
9
39
Chronological, 1967
9
40
Chronological, 1968
9
41
Chronological, 1969-1970
9
42
Anca Colbert Gallery, 1988
9
43
Garth Clark Gallery, 1984
9
44
Garth Clark Gallery, 1985
9
45
Garth Clark Gallery, 1986
9
46-48
Garth Clark Gallery, 1987
9
49-51
Garth Clark Gallery, 1988
9
52
Garth Clark Gallery, 1989
9
53
Zachary Waller Gallery, 1972-1974
9
54
Zachary Waller Gallery, 1975
9
55-56
Zachary Waller Gallery, 1976
9
57-60
Zachary Waller Gallery, 1977
9
61-64
Zachary Waller Gallery, 1978
10
1-3
John Waller Gallery, 1979
10
4-5
John Waller Gallery, 1980
10
6-8
John Waller Gallery, 1981
10
9
Glaze Formulas, circa 1940-1960
10
10
Happy Valley Foundation, 1959
10
11
Happy Valley School, circa 1987
10
12
House and Studio Construction Expenses - Ojai, CA, 1947
10
13-14
House and Studio Construction Expenses, 1948
10
15-17
House and Studio Construction - Daily Ledger, 1948
10
18
House and Studio Construction, 1973
10
19
Insurance, 1959-1961
10
20
Inventory - Exhibition of Indian Craft and Tribal Art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1967
10
21
Inventory - Silver, 1950
10
22
Inventory - Wood's Art in Exhibitions, 1950-1959
10
23
Inventory - Wood's Art in House and Studio, 1954-1959
10
24
Inventory- Wood's Indian Crafts and Tribal Art Collection, circa 1970
10
25
Inventory- Figures Sold or Promised to be Released for Museum Shows, circa 1988-1989
10
26
Kiln Purchase, circa 1946-1957
10
27
List of Drawings Given to Francis Naumann, 1982
(contains hand-colored copies of drawings)
10
28
Loan - Duchamp's "Aeroplane (1912)" to Museum of Modern Art, 1974
10
29
Loan - Indian Crafts and Tribal Art to Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1967
10
30
Museum and Library of World Folk Art, 1973-1977
10
31-32
Frank Noyes, 1952
10
33
Photography Log Book and Visitor Log, 1964-1968
10
34
Photography Log Book, circa 1967
10
35
Photography Log Book, 1967
10
36
Price List, 1944-1952, 1971
10
37
Price Lists and Studio Visitor Log, 1960-1961, 1970-1971
10
38
Price List with Images, circa 1988
10
39
Real Estate, circa 1930-1940, 1944-1976
10
40-41
Receipts, 1939-1950
10
42
Receipts, 1951-1953
10
43
Receipts, 1954-1955
10
44
Receipts, 1956-1957
10
45
Receipts, 1958-1961
10
46
Receipts, 1962-1972
10
47
Receipts - Purchases for Henri-Pierre Roche and Family in France, 1946-1952
10
48-50
Sale of Paul Klee Painting, 1968
10
51
Sales and Consignment Records
Chronological, circa 1950-1970
10
52
Chronological, 1939-1941
10
53
Chronological, 1942
10
54
Chronological, 1943
10
55
Chronological, 1944
10
56
Chronological, 1945-1946
10
57
Chronological, 1947
10
58
Chronological, 1948-1949
11
1
Chronological, 1950
11
2
Chronological, 1951
11
3
Chronological, 1952
11
4
Chronological, 1953
11
5
Chronological, 1954
11
6
Chronological, 1955
11
7
Chronological, 1956
11
8
Chronological, 1957
11
9
Chronological, 1958
11
10
Chronological, 1959
11
11
Chronological, 1960
11
12
Chronological, 1961-1964
11
13
Chronological, 1965
11
14
Chronological, 1966
11
15
Chronological, 1967
11
16-19
Chronological, 1968
11
20-22
Chronological, 1969-1970
11
23
Chronological, 1971-1972
11
24
Chronological, 1973-1974
11
25
Sales Inventory for "I Shock Myself,", 1985-1986
11
26
Silent Auction to End AIDS, circa 1990
11
27
Stocks and Bonds, 1950-1959
11
28-29
Studio and Equipment Design, 1944-1946
Oversized material housed in Box 26, F13
11
30
Studio Announcements, circa 1940-1950
11
31
Tax Returns
Chronological, 1939-1943
11
32
Chronological, 1944-1947
11
33
Chronological, 1948-1950
11
34
Chronological, 1951-1952
11
35
Chronological, 1953-1955
11
36
Chronological, 1956
11
37
Chronological, 1957
11
38
Chronological, 1958
11
39
Chronological, 1959
11
40
Chronological, 1961
11
41
Chronological, 1962
11
42
Chronological, 1963
11
43
Chronological, 1964
11
44
Chronological, 1965
11
45
Chronological, 1966
11
46
Chronological, 1967
11
47
Chronological, 1968
11
48
Visit to Europe, 1956
11
49
Visit to India as Participant in International Educational Exchange Program, 1961-1962
11
50-51
Visit to India as Participant in International Educational Exchange Program - Press Releases, 1961-1962
11
52
Visit to Japan, India, and Western Europe, 1965-1966
11
53-54
Visit to India, January-April 1972
11
55-56
Visitors' Log - Ojai Studio, 1954-1959
11
57
Visitors' Log - Ojai Studio, 1954-1955
11
58
Oversized Account Books, 1961-1972
Oversized materials scanned with Box 9, F4
26
1-11
Oversized General Ledger and Sales, 1960-1968
Oversized materials scanned with Box 9, F5
26
12
Oversized Studio and Equipment Design, 1944-1946
Oversized material scanned with Box 11, F30
26
13
Oversized Blouse Pattern and Instructions, circa 1981
Oversized material scanned with Box 9, F12
OV 31

Series 4: Notes and Writings , circa 1912-1997
5.5 Linear Feet
Box 11-16, 27

The series is arranged as 5 subseries:
  • 4.1: Drafts of Published Monographs, circa 1930-1996
  • 4.2: Short Stories and Essays, circa 1912-1995
  • 4.3: Writing Journals, 1961-1991
  • 4.4: Notes and Notebooks, circa 1943-1986
  • 4.5: Notes and Writings by Others, circa 1915-1990
4.1: Drafts of Published Monographs, circa 1930-1996
This subseries includes both drafts of Wood's monographs and correspondence related to their publication. Drafts include: I Shock Myself: The Autobiography of Beatrice Wood, Angel Who Wore Black Tights, Pinching Spaniards, 33rd Wife of the Maharajah, and Kissed Again: Part of the Bargain.
Wood enjoyed writing in the evening and often rewrote drafts with only subtle changes between versions. Although she rarely dated her drafts, numbers have been added when it was possible to determine version sequence. Edited versions have also been identified.
Also included in this subseries is correspondence with publishers, editors, and friends. Much of the material centers on the logistics of publication, but there are also letters to friends describing the status of her writing or relaying stories that she intended to include in a particular publication. The letters reveal the personal satisfaction that Wood took from her writing.
Description Container
I Shock Myself: The Autobiography of Beatrice Wood
Complete Draft - pgs. 1-60, circa 1975-1985
11
59
Complete Draft - pgs. 61-116, circa 1975-1985
11
60
Complete Draft - pgs. 117-153, circa 1975-1985
11
61
Complete Draft - pgs. 154-194, circa 1975-1985
11
62
Complete Draft - pgs. 195-231, circa 1975-1985
11
63
Edited Incomplete Draft - pgs. 1-50, circa 1980
11
64
Edited Incomplete Draft - pgs. 51-105, circa 1980
11
65
Edited Incomplete Draft, 1980
11
66
Edited Incomplete Draft, 1981
11
67
Edited Incomplete Draft (Second Version), circa 1980s
11
68
Edited Incomplete Draft (Third Version), circa 1980s
11
69
Edited Incomplete Draft (Fourth Version - pgs. 4-60), circa 1980s
12
1
Edited Incomplete Draft (Fourth Version - pgs. 61-117), circa 1980s
12
2
Copies of Original Drawings for Book, circa 1980s
12
3-5
Notes on Photographs and Illustrations for Book, circa 1975-1985
12
6
Excerpts from Older Version, circa 1975-1985
12
7
Short Summary, circa 1985
12
8
Copy of Complete Draft - part 1, circa 1975-1985
12
9-11
Copy of Complete Draft - part 2, circa 1975-1985
12
12-14
Copy of Complete Draft - part 3, circa 1975-1985
12
15-17
Copy of Complete Draft (Second Version) - part 1, circa 1975-1985
12
18-20
Copy of Complete Draft (Second Version) - part 2, circa 1975-1985
12
21-24
Galley Proof - pgs. 1-146, 1985
12
25-26
Passages about Krishnamurti, circa 1980-1987
12
27
Correspondence, 1982, 1984
12
28
Correspondence, January-June 1985
12
29
Correspondence, July 1985-June 1986
12
30
Correspondence, July 1986-June 1987
12
31
Angel Who Wore Black Tights
Original Draft, circa 1930
12
32
Edited Complete Draft, circa 1930
12
33
Complete Draft with Original Illustrations, circa 1932
13
1
Edited Draft with Hand-colored Copies of Illustrations - pgs. 1-75, circa 1980
13
2-3
Copies of Original Illustrations, circa 1930s
13
4
Excerpts, circa 1935
13
5
Copy of Draft, circa 1944
(draft entitled Come to Europe, Helen)
13
6-8
Correspondence, 1981-1982
13
9-10
Pinching Spaniards
Letters to Steve Hoag, 1956
13
11-12
Draft with Original Illustrations - pgs. 1-105, circa 1980-1987
13
13-16
Edited Draft with Footnotes - pgs. 1-124, circa 1980-1987
13
17-19
Hand-colored Copies of Illustrations, circa 1980-1987
13
20
Copies of Edited Draft with Footnotes - pgs. 1-105, circa 1986
13
21-23
Copies of Draft with Hand-colored Copies of Illustrations - pgs. 1-105, circa 1980-1987
13
24-25
Copies of Illustrations, circa 1980-1987
13
26-27
33rd Wife of a Maharajah
First Complete Draft, circa 1962
13
28
Early Complete Draft - pgs. 1-129, circa 1963
13
29-30
Handwritten Draft - pgs. 1-73, circa 1960s
13
31-32
Draft with Illustrations - Part 1, circa 1971-1972
13
33-34
Draft with Illustrations - Part 2, circa 1971-1972
13
35-37
Edited Draft - Parts 1-2, circa 1971-1990
13
38-40
Copies of Edited Draft - Parts 1-2, circa 1971-1990
14
1-4
Correspondence, 1962-1964
14
5
Correspondence, 1968-1970
14
6-7
Correspondence, 1971, 1976
14
8
Correspondence, 1989-1990
14
9
Correspondence, 1991-1994
14
10
Correspondence about U.S. Edition, 1993-1996
14
11
Agreement with Publisher, 1990
14
12
Copies of Photographs and Drawings Suggested for Book, circa 1990
14
13
Copies of Drawings for Book, circa 1970-1990
14
14-15
Notes from 1966 Trip to India and Used for Book, circa 1966
14
16
Captions for Drawings and Photographs, circa 1970-1985
14
17
Notes, circa 1992
14
18
Kissed Again: Part of the Bargain
Final Draft with Illustrations, 1995
14
19
Edited Draft, 1995
14
20
Handwritten Drafts (4 copies), 1995
14
21
Correspondence, 1995-1996
14
22
4.2: Short Stories and Essays, circa 1912-1995
This subseries contains many of the stories Wood wrote throughout her life regarding her Theosophist philosophy, ideas about art, travels, experiences, friendships, and relationships with lovers.
Description Container
"Art if a Personal Thing", circa 1960s
14
23
"Beatrice Wood in the Orient: Incident at Banares", circa 1966
14
24
"Birthday", 1927
14
25
"Blind Man", 1917
(copy of original)
14
26
"Books - An Essay", circa 1912
14
27
"Oh, Break My Heart" (2 drafts), circa 1960s
14
28
"Bruno: A Story of the Inquisition", circa 1960s
14
29-30
"Cat Who Had His Noes Out of Joint", 1946
14
31
"Color, Light, and Art", circa 1960s
14
32
Collection of Glazes and Notes from Glaze Journals, 1993-1997
14
33
Comments for the Medical Profession (5 drafts), 1995
14
34
"Creative Attitudes", 1940
14
35
"Door That Did Not Close", 1931
14
36
"Corridor E", 1933
14
37
"Empty Armchair" (3 drafts), circa 1933
14
38
"Empty Armchair" (2 drafts), circa 1933
14
39
"European Episode", 1931
14
40
"Few Words from an American Potter", 1964
14
41
"For Thee: Adventures of a Virgin", circa 1918
14
42
"From the Geisha With the Crimson Mouth", circa 1960s
(contains original watercolor sketches)
14
43
"Galka Scheyer" (3 drafts), circa 1960s
14
44
"Geisha", 1962-1963
14
45
"Hold Me Tight" - Prospectus (later called "No Longer Shy"), circa 1995
14
46
"Hold Me Tight" - Introduction and Ending (later called "No Longer Shy"), circa 1996
14
47
"Hold Me Tight" - Correspondence (later called "No Longer Shy"), 1995
14
48
"How The Blindman Did Not Get on the Newstands" (2 drafts), circa 1960s
14
49
Ideas for a Documentary on the India Trip (3 drafts), circa 1962
14
50
"I Discover Mr. Fugi", 1966
14
51
"I Know How To Make an Invoice" (3 drafts), circa 1960s
(contains original sketches)
14
52
"Joey Kimball's Dog Fred", circa 1960s
14
53
"King and Three Lady Cats", circa 1960s
14
54
"Madame Lola's Pleasure Palace" - Final Draft with Drawings, 1993
14
55
"Madame Lola's Pleasure Palace" (copies), 1993
14
56
"Madame Lola's Pleasure Palace" Correspondence, 1995
14
57
"Marcel", 1987
14
58
"Mariage D'une Amie" in Rogue, 1916
(copy of original)
14
59
"Men in My Life" - Henri-Pierre Roche and Marcel Duchamp, circa 1994
(contains original sketches)
14
60
"Men in My Life" - Henri-Pierre Roche and Marcel Duchamp (copy), circa 1994
14
61
"Men in My Life" - Henri-Pierre Roche (4 drafts), circa 1994
14
62
"Men in My Life" - Marcel Duchamp (3 drafts), circa 1994
14
63
"Men in My Life" - Marcel Duchamp (4 drafts), circa 1994
15
1
"Men in My Life" - Marcel Duchamp (edited draft with copies of illustrations), circa 1994
15
2
"Men in My Life" - Marcel Duchamp (3 drafts of last chapter), circa 1994
15
3
"Men in My Life" - Reginald Poole (4 drafts), circa 1994
15
4
"Men in My Life" - Steve Hoag (4 drafts), circa 1994
15
5
"Men in My Life" - Others, including Ram Pravesh Singh (7 drafts), circa 1994
15
6
"Men in My Life" - Correspondence, 1993-1996
15
7
"Miss Wood for President", circa 1990
15
8
"Monogamy - A Will-o-the-wisp", circa 1960s
15
9
"My Kingdom for a Train" (5 drafts), circa 1990s
15
10
"Ode to Nepalnese Lovers", 1984
(contains original illustrations)
15
11
"Of Attitude and Art", circa 1960s
15
12
"Picasso Cat: The Cat Who Obtained Liberation", circa 1960s
15
13
"Playing with Fire" (3 drafts), 1976, 1994
15
14
"Reasonable and Unreasonable" (2 drafts), circa 1960s
15
15
"Sad Tale of the Geisha Who Could Not Write Poetry" (3 drafts), circa 1978
15
16
"Song of the Geisha", circa 1974
15
17
"Spanish Professor", circa 1960s
15
18
"Spiritual Aspecs of Falling in Love" in The Young Theosophist , 1927
15
19
"Story of the Girl Who Did Not Want To Be Raped", 1939
15
20
"Story of Venus and Wonderboy", circa 1960s
15
21
"Talking Aloud", 1961
15
22
"Thinking Aloud", 1961
15
23-24
"To Celebrate the Ignoble Passage of Time", 1995
15
25
"Toby and the Old Man", 1992
15
26
"Torch in the Sky" - Early Draft, circa 1962
15
27
"Torch in the Sky" - Final Draft, 1992
15
28
"Torch in the Sky" - Correspondence, 1983-1992
15
29
"Torch in the Sky" - Play Performed in Ojai, 1993
15
30
"Touching Certain Things", circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 27, F1
15
31
"Trip for Four" - Handwritten Draft, 1993
(contains original illustrations)
15
32
"Trip for Four" (5 drafts), 1993
15
33
"Trip for Four" - Final Draft, 1993
(contains original illustrations)
15
34
"Tutti Frutti and India", circa 1972
15
35-37
"Two Men and an Old Woman" (4 drafts), 1992
15
38
"Two Potters in a Valley", circa 1960s
15
39
"Visit to Brancusi" (3 drafts), 1956
(contains original illustration)
15
40
"Visit to Brancusi" - Correspondence, 1992-1993
15
41
"What Pace Modernism: Notes on the Development in Realms of Art", 1930
15
42
"With Love to India", circa 1962
15
43
"Without Walls" (3 drafts), circa 1960s
15
44
Wood's Interest in Art, 1969
15
45
Recollections about Duchamp and the Arensbergs, circa 1970s
15
46-47
Writings Without Titles, circa 1960s-1980s
15
48-49
Oversized Manuscript "Touching Certain Things", circa 1960s
Oversized material scanned with Box 15, F31
27
1
4.3: Writing Journals, 1961-1991
This subseries contains writings that Wood maintained in periodic journals, which typically describe travel, dreams, and ideas about philosophy and art. In addition to Series 5: Diaries, Wood maintained writing journals of her travels to India in 1961, 1966, 1972 describing, in great detail, daily observations about life in India, including very specific descriptions of encounters with Indian colleagues, guides, and other artists.
Description Container
Travel Journal - India, October-December 1961
15
50
Travel Journal - India, January-February 1962
15
51
Travel Journal - India, February-May 1966
15
52
Travel Journal - India (with illustrations), 1972
Oversized material housed in Box 27, F2
15
53
Travel Journal - Europe, 1977
15
54
Dream Journal and Notes on Annie Besant's Writings, 1988
15
55
Impressions, 1990-1991
16
1
Poems Studied for Acting Lessons, circa 1913
16
2
"Record of How My Aging Body is Behaving", circa 1995
16
3
Oversized Travel Journal - India (with illustrations), 1972
Oversized material scanned with Box 15, F53
27
2
4.4: Notes and Notebooks, circa 1943-1986
This subseries consists of unnumbered notebooks that annotate Wood's daily activities, meetings, finances, thoughts, and ideas about art projects and glazes. There are also lecture and teacher evaluation notes from the classes Wood taught at the local Happy Valley School in Ojai. The travel notes include information about expenses, in-country exhibitions, appointments, and travel routes. Diaries are arranged separately in Series 5.
Description Container
General Notes, circa 1943
16
4
General Notes, 1944-1976
16
5
General Notes, 1947
16
6
General Notes, 1953-1976
16
7
General Notes, 1974-1979
16
8
Lecture Notes, circa 1962-1964
16
9
Notes on Theosophism and Annie Besant's Writings, circa 1980
16
10
Notes on Expenses, Addresses, Donations, and Recipes, circa 1979-1986
16
11
Notes on India Expenses, Pottery, and Glaze Formulas, circa 1961-1962
16
12
Notes on Theosophism and Glaze Formulas, circa 1985
16
13
Notes on Student Evaluations, 1956-1960
16
14
Summary Notes on India Trip, 1962
16
15
Travel Notes - India, 1961-1962, 1966, 1971-1972
16
16
Travel Notes, 1958, 1962
16
17
4.5: Writings by Others, circa 1915-1990
This subseries contain writings by Wood's colleagues and friends, including several essays and biographies written about her. Also included are horoscope readings commissioned by Wood. Of particular interest is a typewritten, edited copy of Henri-Pierre Roche's unfinished 1957 manuscript entitled Victor, written in French.
Description Container
Address Delivered at the World Crafts Council in New York - Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, 1964
16
18
"Beatrice Wood: A National Treasure" by Francis Naumann, 1990
16
19
Essays and Biographies Written by Others about Beatrice Wood, circa 1950s-1980s
16
20
"Gay Genius" by Texana Sipprell, 1960
16
21
"Grow Up Again with Novacaine" by Jean Grandpiece, 1957
16
22
"The Happy Valley Foundation" by Annie Besant, 1927
16
23
Horoscope Readings, circa 1915-1969
16
24-25
Poems about Wood's Dog, 1955
16
26
"Victor" by Henri-Pierre Roche - pgs. 1-42, 1957
16
27
"Victor" by Henri-Pierre Roche - pgs. 43-95, 1957
16
28

Series 5: Diaries , 1915-1998
4 Linear Feet
Box 17-20

From 1915 until until a few days before her death in April of 1998, Wood maintained a diary. These 28 diaries record Wood's daily activities with references to professional appointments, social engagements, finances, health issues, exhibitions, interactions with colleagues and friends, and observations about her work.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • 5.1: Original Diaries, 1915-1998
  • 5.2: Transcripts with Annotations, 1915-1998
5.1: Original Diaries, 1915-1998
These 28 original diaries include both one year and five year volumes.
Description Container
5 Year Diaries
Chronological, 1915-1919, 1920-1924
17
1
Chronological, 1925-1929, 1930-1934
17
2
Chronological, 1935-1939, 1940-1944
17
3
Chronological, 1945-1949, 1950-1954
17
4
Chronological, 1955-1959, 1960-1964
17
5
Chronological, 1965-1969, 1970-1974
17
6
Chronological, 1975-1979, 1980-1984
17
7
1 Year Diaries
Chronological, 1985, 1986
17
8
Chronological, 1987, 1988
17
9
Chronological, 1989, 1990
17
10
Chronological, 1991
18
1
Chronological, 1992
18
2
Chronological, 1993
18
3
Chronological, 1994
18
4
Chronological, 1995
18
5
Chronological, 1996
18
6
Chronological, 1997
18
7
Chronological, 1998
18
8
5.2: Transcripts with Annotations, 1915-1998
This subseries contains transcripts of Wood's diary entries, although they are not verbatim nor complete. Many entries also include detailed annotations written by Wood. These annotions contain additional information on the contents of the entry, focusing most specifically on personal feelings regarding individuals or events. Also contained in this subseries are edited versions of the transcripts and excerpts from diary entries that describe specific events in Wood's life. Examples include the the diary excerpts that describe her days with Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roche, and the Arensbergs. In the mid-1990s, Wood hoped to write a book containing excerpts and notes from her diaries. Drafts of the book, tentatively entitled No Longer Shy: Extracts from the Diaries of Beatrice Wood, are also included in this subseries.
Description Container
Volume 1 - pgs. 1-58, 1915-1916
18
9
Volume 1 - pgs. 59-130, 1917-1919
18
10
Volume 2 - pgs. 131-178, 1920-1921
18
11
Volume 2 - pgs. 179-228, 1922-1923
18
12
Volume 2 - pgs. 229-254, 1924
18
13
Volume 3 - pgs. 255-306, 1925-1926
18
14
Volume 3 - pgs. 255-306 (second draft), 1925-1926
18
15
Volume 3 - pgs. 307-376, 1927-1929
18
16
Volume 3 - pgs. 307-376 (second draft), 1927-1929
18
17
Volume 4 - pgs. 377-401, 1930
19
1
Volume 4 - pgs. 402-452, 1931-1932
(contains photographs)
19
2
Volume 4 - pgs. 453-500, 1933-1934
19
3
Volume 5 - pgs. 500-541, 1935-1936
19
4
Volume 5 - pgs. 542-600, 1937-1938
19
5
Volume 6, 1940-1941
19
6
Volume 6, 1942-1944
19
7
Volume 7, 1945-1946
19
8
Volume 7, 1947-1949
19
9
Volume 8, 1950-1951
19
10
Volume 8, 1952
19
11
Volume 8, 1953-1954
19
12
Transcripts Without Volume Numbers
Chronological, 1955-1956
19
13
Chronological, 1957-1958
19
14
Chronological (incomplete), 1959-1961
19
15
Chronological, 1962-1964
19
16
Chronological, 1965-1966
19
17
Chronological, 1967-1968
19
18
Chronological, 1969-1971
19
19
Chronological, 1972-1974
19
20
Chronological, 1975-1977
19
21
Chronological, 1978-1979
19
22
Chronological, 1980-1983
19
23
Chronological (second draft), 1980-1983
19
24
Chronological, 1984-1985
19
25
Chronological (second draft), 1984-1985
19
26
Chronological, 1986
19
27
Chronological (second draft), 1986
19
28
Chronological, 1987-1988
19
29
Chronological (second draft), 1987-1988
19
30
Chronological, 1989-1990
19
31
Chronological (second draft), 1990
19
32
Chronological, 1991
19
33
Chronological (second draft), 1991
19
34
Chronological, 1992
19
35
Chronological, 1993
19
36
Chronological, 1995-1996
19
37
Transcripts - Edits
Chronological, 1915
20
1
Chronological (2 drafts), 1916
20
2
Chronological, 1917
20
3
Chronological, 1918-1919
20
4
Chronological, 1920-1921
20
5
Chronological, 1922-1923
20
6
Chronological, 1924-1925
20
7
Chronological, 1926-1927
20
8
Chronological, 1928-1929
20
9
Chronological (2 drafts), 1930
20
10
Chronological (2 drafts), 1931)
20
11
Chronological (2 drafts), 1932-1933
20
12
Chronological, 1934-1935
20
13
Chronological, 1936-1937
20
14
Chronological, 1938-1939
20
15
Chronological, 1994
20
16
Transcripts - Annotation Notes
Chronological, 1915-1916
20
17
Chronological, 1915-1920
20
18
Chronological, 1920-1924
20
19-20
Chronological, 1925-1929
20
21
Chronological, 1928-1933
20
22
Chronological, 1930-1934
20
23
Chronological, 1934-1939
20
24
Chronological, 1935-1939
20
25
Chronological, 1940
20
26
Chronological, 1941-1963
20
27
Chronological, 1941-1995
20
28
Chronological, 1945-1954
20
29
Chronological, 1955-1957
20
30
Chronological, 1958-1966
20
31
Chronological, 1990-1995
20
32
Chronological, Undated
20
33
List of Names from Diaries, circa 1930-1965
20
34
Dates of Interest to Wood, circa 1915-1941
20
35
"No Longer Shy: Excerpts from the Diaries of Beatrice Wood"
Handwritten Draft, 1995
20
36
First Edited Draft, 1995
20
37
Second Edited Draft, 1995
20
38-40
Annotated Excerpts from 1924-1933 Diaries - Visits with the Arensbergs, 1989
20
41
Annotated Excerpts from 1937 Diary - "Scenario of an Operation,", circa 1985
20
42
Annotated Excerpts from 1961-1975 Diaries - Entries Regarding Ram Singh, circa 1985
20
43
Excerpts from 1924-1928 Diaries - Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1985
20
44
Excerpts from Early Diaries - Days with Duchamp, Roche, and the Arensbergs, 1967
20
45-46

Series 6: Glaze Books , circa 1930-1997
2.5 Linear Feet
Box 21-22, 27-30

This series contains detailed formulas for the glazes created by Wood and document the development of her skill as a cermacist. Wood achieved signifant acclaim for her lustre glazes, which are also documented in this series. Book 35 contains glazes created by ceramicist Frank Noyes, a colleague who worked with Wood in the early 1950s.
Glaze books are arranged in numerical order.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
Glaze Formulas - Book 1, 1934
21
1-2
Glaze Formulas - Book 2, 1930s
21
3-5
Glaze Formulas - Book 3, 1936
21
6
Glaze Formulas - Book 4
21
7-8
Glaze Formulas - Book 5, 1936-1937
21
9
Glaze Formulas - Book 6, 1930s
21
10-11
Glaze Formulas - Book 7, 1938
21
12-14
Glaze Formulas - Book 8, 1939
21
15
Glaze Formulas - Book 9, 1940
21
16-18
Glaze Formulas - Book 10, 1941-1943
21
19
Glaze Formulas - Book 11, 1942
21
20
Glaze Formulas - Book 12, 1943-1944
21
21
Glaze Formulas - Book 13, 1944
21
22
Glaze Formulas - Book 14, 1944-1945
21
23
Glaze Formulas - Book 15, 1945-1959
21
24-25
Glaze Formulas - Book 16, 1945-1947
21
26
Glaze Formulas - Book 17, 1945-1949
21
27
Glaze Formulas - Book 18
21
28-30
Glaze Formulas - Book 19, 1947
22
1
Glaze Formulas - Book 20, 1949-1950
22
2-4
Glaze Formulas - Book 21, 1949-1953
22
5
Glaze Formulas - Book 22 and 23, 1953, 1955-1958
Oversized materials housed in Box 27, F3-4
22
6
Glaze Formulas - Book 24, 1958
22
7
Glaze Formulas - Book 25, 1958-1960
Oversized material housed in Box 28, F1
22
8
Glaze Formulas - Book 26, 1960s, 1990
22
9
Glaze Formulas - Book 27, 1961-1967
Oversized material housed in Box 28, F2
22
10
Glaze Formulas - Book 28, 1961-1963
22
11
Glaze Formulas - Book 29, 1962-1964
22
12
Glaze Formulas - Book 30, 1964
22
13
Glaze Formulas - Book 31, 1965
22
14-15
Glaze Formulas - Book 32, 1966-1968
22
16
Glaze Formulas - Book 33, 1967-1969, 1976-1983
22
17
Glaze Formulas - Book 34, 1967-1973
Oversized material housed in Box 28, F3
22
18
Glaze Formulas from Noyes - Book 35, circa 1960s
22
19
Glaze Formulas - Book 36, 1973-1980
22
20
Glaze Formulas - Book 37, 1980-1983
Oversized material housed in Box 28, F4
22
21
Glaze Formulas - 38, 1984-1988
Oversized material housed in Box 29, F1
22
22
Glaze Formulas - Book 39, circa 1980s
22
23
Glaze Formulas - 2 volumes, 1988-1994, 1992
Oversized materials housed in Box 29, F2-3
22
24
Glaze Formulas - 1 volume, 1994-1997
Oversized materials housed in Box 30, F1
22
25
Handwritten Copies from Numbered Glaze Books, circa 1934-1988
22
26-28
Handwritten Copies from Numbered Glaze Books, circa 1943-1965
22
29
Oversized Glaze Formulas - Book 22 and 23, 1953, 1955-1958
Oversized materials scanned with Box 22, F6
27
3-4
Oversized Glaze Formulas - Book 25, 1958-1960
Oversized material scanned with Box 22, F8
28
1
Oversized Glaze Formulas - Book 27, 1961-1967
Oversized material scanned with Box 22, F10
28
2
Oversized Glaze Formulas - Book 34, 1967-1973
Oversized material scanned with Box 22, F18
28
3
Oversized Glaze Formulas - Book 37, 1980-1983
Oversized material scanned with Box 22, F21
28
4
Oversized Glaze Formulas - Book 38, 1984-1988
Oversized material scanned with Box 22, F22
29
1
Oversized Glaze Formulas - 2 volumes, 1988-1994, 1992
Oversized materials scanned with Box 22, F24
29
2-3
Oversized Glaze Formulas - 1 volume, 1994-1997
Oversized material scanned with Box 22, F25
30
1

Series 7: Printed Material , 1940-1997
1.1 Linear Feet
Box 23, OV 31

This series contains published resources related to Beatrice Wood.
The series is arranged as 5 subseries:
  • 7.1: Monographs, 1982-1997
  • 7.2: Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1948-1994
  • 7.3: Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1940-1996
  • 7.4: Art and Supply Catalogs, 1940-1959
  • 7.5: Travel Brochures and Maps, circa 1956-1970
7.1: Monographs, 1982-1997
This subseries contains copies of published monographs or books by or about Beatrice Wood, including I Shock Myself: The Autobiograpy of Beatrice Wood. Researchers can also find two books that were illustrated by Wood: California Herb Cookery from the Ranch House Restaurant and Midnite: A Poetic Collage of Love, Life and Moods.
Description Container
Book List
33rd Wife of a Maharajah and Angel Who Wore Black Tights, , 1992, 1982
23
1
Beatrice Wood: A Centennial Tribute by Francis Naumann, 1997
23
2
California Herb Cookery from the Ranch House Restaurant by Alan Hooker, Illustrations by Beatrice Wood, 1996
23
3
I Shock Myself, 1985
23
4
I Shock Myself, 1992
23
5
Intimate Appeal: The Figurative Art of Beatrice Wood Oakland Museum, 1989
23
6
Kissed Again: Part of the Bargain and Midnite: A Poetic Collage of Love, Life, and Moods, , 1995
23
7
Pinching Spaniards and Playing Chess with the Heart, 1988, 1994
23
8
Touching Certain Things, 1992
23
9
7.2: Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1948-1994
This series contains clippings about Beatrice Wood and her art. The majority of the papers and magazines were published in southern California.
Description Container
Chronological, circa 1940s-1990s
23
10
Chronological, 1945-1949
23
11
Chronological, 1950-1959
23
12
Chronological, 1960-1961
23
13
Chronological, 1962-1965
23
14
Chronological, 1966-1969
23
15
Chronological, 1970-1979
23
16
Chronological, 1980-1989
23
17
Chronological, 1990-1992
23
18
Chronological, January-March 1993
23
19
Chronological, March 1993-February 1994
23
20
7.3: Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1940-1996
Catalogs are for individual and group exhibitions of Wood's artwork, some of which are annotated with prices and other information.