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

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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.
DescriptionContainer
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.
DescriptionContainer
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

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