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

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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.
DescriptionContainer
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

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