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Bob Bilyeu Camblin papers, 1951-1985

Camblin, Bob Bilyeu, 1928-



Collection Information

Size: 3.1 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Summary: Correspondence; sketchbooks; photographs; slides; drawings; writings; biographical data; financial data; exhibition catalogs and announcements; motion picture film and video recordings; and printed material.
REEL 2248: Six sketchbooks, 1979-1980, containing sketches, writings, and a few letters.
REELS 3461-3462 AND UNMICROFILMED: Biographical data; correspondence with Brooke Alexander, Roy Fridge, Sandra Curtis Levy and others; newspaper clippings and magazine articles; files containing correspondence, notes, financial data, printed material and photographs on the Document Show, David Gallery, Houston, 1971, the Barter Show, 1972, the B. E. & J. Holding Firm company established by Camblin, Earl Staley and Joe Tate, and Camblin's project "Venice Venture," 1976; an art proposal, 1972 by Camblin, Staley, and Tate; exhibition announcements, catalogs and invitations and printed material; writings; drawings and a print; pages from sketchbooks; photographs, slides and negatives of Camblin, Sandra Curtis Levy, Roy Fridge, Earl Staley, Joe Tate and others, Camblin's works of art and his studio; and films and video cassettes of movies by Camblin, Fridge and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Houston, Tex.


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Some material from reels 3461-3462 was never received, including the correspondence, clippings, files on the Document Show, the Barter Show, B. E. & J. Holding Firm and the Venice Venture, and the art proposal were apparently lost in the mailroom at the MFA, Houston. Material on reels 3461-3462 & unfilmed papers donated 1979-1986 by Sandra C. Levy. Material on reel 2248 lent for microfilming 1980 by Mrs. Eldon Jensen.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 2248: Originals returned to Mrs. Eldon Jensen after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 2248 available for use through interlibrary loan.

microfilm reels 3461-3462 available for use only at Museum of Fine Arts Houston; and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Bob Bilyeu Camblin papers, 1951-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.