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Billy Al Bengston papers, circa 1940s-1989, (bulk 1968-1988)

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , 1958-1987
3.7 Linear feet
Boxes 1-4, 11

The bulk of this series consists of calendars dating from 1971 to 1984, in which Bengston recorded detailed daily activities, such as visiting galleries, social activities, travel, etc. Ephemera include receipts, exhibition announcements, and mailings that have been attached to calendar pages. A notebook contains information about Bengston's paints, works sold and exhibited at Ferus Gallery, lists of addresses, and scattered sketches. Health records detail the damage done to Bengston's back in a 1964 motorcycle accident. Also found here are passports from European and Central American trips, a Mexican travel visa, membership and business cards, certificates, telephone messages, and Bengston's will.
Due to the presence of mold on calendar pages from 1971, these materials have been boxed separately.
Description Container Select
Address List, circa 1980
1
1
Baseball Card, 1960
Jim Grant
1
2
Business Cards, circa 1960s-1970s
1
3
Calendars, January 1971-October 1977
(27 folders; see also Box 11)
1
4-30
Calendars, October 1977-March 1982
(23 folders)
2
1-23
Calendars, March 1982-June 1984
(22 folders)
3
1-22
Calendars, July 1984-December 1984
(7 folders)
4
1-7
Certificate of Vaccination, 1960s
4
8
Certificates, 1978-1980
4
9
Chronology, 1987
4
10
Curriculum Vitae, 1968, circa 1980
4
11
Driving Citation, 1960s
4
12
Membership Cards, circa 1969, 1972
4
13
Notebook, 1960s
4
14
Notes, 1960s-1980s
4
15
Passports, 1958-1972
4
16
Personal Telephone Directory, circa 1978
4
17
Phone Bill, 1979
4
18
Phone Messages, 1981-1984
(6 folders)
4
19-24
Phone Messages, Loose, 1970s-1980s
4
25
Recipe, circa 1960s
4
26
Shopping Cards, circa 1960s
4
27
Travel Visa, 1968
4
28
Calendars, 1971
(possible mold)
11 (pam)
1-4

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