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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Claire Falkenstein papers, circa 1914-1997, bulk 1940-1990

Claire Falkenstein papers, circa 1914-1997, bulk 1940-1990

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 9 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , 1934-1997
(Box 1-4, 41; 4.3 linear ft.)

Biographical files include resumes, interviews, address books, awards, calendars, legal and travel documents, scrapbooks, and additional "biography files" compiled by Falkenstein. While other series provide specific information about Falkenstein's life and career, material in this series offers users a good overview of the highlights of her career as an artist and teacher.
Biographical Materials are arranged into three subseries:
  • 1.1: General Biographical Files, 1934-1997
  • 1.2: Scrapbooks, 1943-1982
  • 1.3: "Biography Files," 1943-1982
1.1: General Biographical Files, 1934-1997
This subseries contains awards, honorary degrees, interviews, passports, resumes, appointment calendars, and address books. The appointment calendars, resumes, and interviews document Falkenstein's busy schedule and focus on making her art accessible to the public. The short interview on motion picture film is particularly interesting as she talks about her ideas for the window design at St. Basil's Church.
The files are arranged alphabetically by type of material and then chronologically by date.
DescriptionContainer
Address Books, circa 1951-1959
(2 folders)
1
1-2
Address Book, A-I, 1970
1
3
Address Book, J-Z, 1970
1
4
Address Books, circa 1973-1976
1
5
Appointment Calendars, 1942, 1948-1973
(10 folders)
1
6-15
Appointment Calendars, 1974-1995
(14 folders)
2
1-14
Appointment Calendars, 1996-1997
(2 folders)
3
1-2
Articles about Falkenstein, 1969-1994
3
3
Awards, 1943, 1948
3
4
Awards, 1931-1980
3
5
Awards, 1981-1985
3
6
Awards, circa 1990-1996
(Oversized item in Box 41)
3
7
Award - American Institute of Decorators, 1949
3
8
Award - Los Angeles Times Women of the Year, 1969-1970
3
9
Awards - Design in Steel Award Program, 1972-1973
3
10
Awards - California Art Education Association Honoree, 1987
3
11
Awards - Outstanding Alumna Award at The Head-Royce School, 1987
3
12
Birth Certificate - Delayed, 1950
3
13
Genealogy Notes, undated
3
14
Honorary Degree from Utah State University, 1990
(Oversized awards housed in Box 41)
3
15
Interview with Falkenstein, Mark Tobey, Michel Tapie, and Yvonne Hagen, 1954
3
16
Motion Picture Film, Interview with Falkenstein on Design of St. Basils Church Windows, circa 1965-1970
3
17
Interview with Falkenstein, conducted by Laura Byerly, 1974
3
18
Interview in Currant Art Magazine, 1976
3
19
Interview with Falkenstein, conducted by Becky McKane, 1980
3
20
Interview with Falkenstein for UCLA Oral History Program, 1982
3
21
Interview with Falkenstein, circa 1986
3
22
Interview with Falkenstein at Escalen Institute in California, 1992
3
23
Material on Falkenstein for Planned Biography, 1985
3
24
Narrative Biography for Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1978
3
25
Passports, 1956-1958, 1969-1974
3
26
Passports, 1974-1994
3
27
Resume, 1945
3
28
Resumes, 1946-1949
3
29
Resumes, circa 1962-1982
3
30
Resumes, circa 1984-1989
3
31
Travel Documents, 1950-1985
3
32
Vaccination Certificates, 1950, 1954
3
33
Wedding Announcements for Falkenstein and Richard McCarthy, circa 1934
3
34
Wills, 1985, 1993-1995
3
35
Oversized Awards - Utah State University Honorary Degree, 1990
(From Box 3, F. 15)
41
1.2: Scrapbooks, 1950-1989
Falkenstein compiled scrapbooks covering a wide range of her activities, including career highlights, specific exhibitions, writings, ideas and inspirations, and travel. They contain exhibition catalogs, reviews, articles, photographs, invitations, and congratulatory letters. The exhibition scrapbooks are particularly complete and the Galerie Stadler and Gallery Meyer scrapbooks include numerous photographs of the exhibition openings. The scrapbook on artwork ideas contains photographs, short descriptions, clippings, and rough sketches for future projects.
DescriptionContainer
Career Highlights Scrapbook, 1950-1953
3
36
Travels in Europe Scrapbook, 1954
3
37
Falkenstein's Articles in New York Herald Tribune, 1955-1956
3
38
Scrapbook on Galerie Stadler Exhibition, 1957
3
39
Exhibitions Scrapbook, 1958
3
40
Scrapbook on Gallery Meyer Exhibition, 1959
4
1
Scrapbook on Gallery Meyer Exhibition, 1960
4
2
Scrapbook on Galerie Stadler Exhibition, 1960
4
3
Career Highlights Scrapbook, 1961
4
4
Career Highlights Scrapbook, 1961-1962
4
5
Scrapbook of Falkenstein's Artwork Ideas and Inspirations, 1961-1989
4
6
Oversized Scrapbook on Bolles Gallery Exhibition in San Francisco, 1958
41
Oversized Scrapbook on Exhibitions and Commissions, 1960-1961
41
Oversized Scrapbook on Exhibitions, 1960-1961
41
Oversized Scrapbook, 1963
41
1.3: Biography Files, 1943-1982
This subseries consists of "biography files" created and arranged by Falkenstein. The files document activities and projects that she felt best reflected her career accomplishments. They highlight exhibitions, commissions, teaching and lectures, writings for art journals, and grant awards. Of particular interest are the press reviews for Falkenstein's public commissions and exhibitions.
DescriptionContainer
Files, 1943-1959
(15 folders)
4
7-21
Files, 1964-1968
(5 folders)
4
22-26
Files, 1971-1975
(5 folders)
4
27-31
Files, 1977-1982
(6 folders)
4
32-37

1.1: General Biographical Files , 1934-1997

This subseries contains awards, honorary degrees, interviews, passports, resumes, appointment calendars, and address books. The appointment calendars, resumes, and interviews document Falkenstein's busy schedule and focus on making her art accessible to the public. The short interview on motion picture film is particularly interesting as she talks about her ideas for the window design at St. Basil's Church.
The files are arranged alphabetically by type of material and then chronologically by date.
Description Container
Address Books, circa 1951-1959
(2 folders)
1
1-2
Address Book, A-I, 1970
1
3
Address Book, J-Z, 1970
1
4
Address Books, circa 1973-1976
1
5
Appointment Calendars, 1942, 1948-1973
(10 folders)
1
6-15
Appointment Calendars, 1974-1995
(14 folders)
2
1-14
Appointment Calendars, 1996-1997
(2 folders)
3
1-2
Articles about Falkenstein, 1969-1994
3
3
Awards, 1943, 1948
3
4
Awards, 1931-1980
3
5
Awards, 1981-1985
3
6
Awards, circa 1990-1996
(Oversized item in Box 41)
3
7
Award - American Institute of Decorators, 1949
3
8
Award - Los Angeles Times Women of the Year, 1969-1970
3
9
Awards - Design in Steel Award Program, 1972-1973
3
10
Awards - California Art Education Association Honoree, 1987
3
11
Awards - Outstanding Alumna Award at The Head-Royce School, 1987
3
12
Birth Certificate - Delayed, 1950
3
13
Genealogy Notes, undated
3
14
Honorary Degree from Utah State University, 1990
(Oversized awards housed in Box 41)
3
15
Interview with Falkenstein, Mark Tobey, Michel Tapie, and Yvonne Hagen, 1954
3
16
Motion Picture Film, Interview with Falkenstein on Design of St. Basils Church Windows, circa 1965-1970
3
17
Interview with Falkenstein, conducted by Laura Byerly, 1974
3
18
Interview in Currant Art Magazine, 1976
3
19
Interview with Falkenstein, conducted by Becky McKane, 1980
3
20
Interview with Falkenstein for UCLA Oral History Program, 1982
3
21
Interview with Falkenstein, circa 1986
3
22
Interview with Falkenstein at Escalen Institute in California, 1992
3
23
Material on Falkenstein for Planned Biography, 1985
3
24
Narrative Biography for Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1978
3
25
Passports, 1956-1958, 1969-1974
3
26
Passports, 1974-1994
3
27
Resume, 1945
3
28
Resumes, 1946-1949
3
29
Resumes, circa 1962-1982
3
30
Resumes, circa 1984-1989
3
31
Travel Documents, 1950-1985
3
32
Vaccination Certificates, 1950, 1954
3
33
Wedding Announcements for Falkenstein and Richard McCarthy, circa 1934
3
34
Wills, 1985, 1993-1995
3
35
Oversized Awards - Utah State University Honorary Degree, 1990
(From Box 3, F. 15)
41

1.2: Scrapbooks , 1950-1989

Falkenstein compiled scrapbooks covering a wide range of her activities, including career highlights, specific exhibitions, writings, ideas and inspirations, and travel. They contain exhibition catalogs, reviews, articles, photographs, invitations, and congratulatory letters. The exhibition scrapbooks are particularly complete and the Galerie Stadler and Gallery Meyer scrapbooks include numerous photographs of the exhibition openings. The scrapbook on artwork ideas contains photographs, short descriptions, clippings, and rough sketches for future projects.
Scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order; oversized scrapbooks are housed separately.
Description Container
Career Highlights Scrapbook, 1950-1953
3
36
Travels in Europe Scrapbook, 1954
3
37
Falkenstein's Articles in New York Herald Tribune, 1955-1956
3
38
Scrapbook on Galerie Stadler Exhibition, 1957
3
39
Exhibitions Scrapbook, 1958
3
40
Scrapbook on Gallery Meyer Exhibition, 1959
4
1
Scrapbook on Gallery Meyer Exhibition, 1960
4
2
Scrapbook on Galerie Stadler Exhibition, 1960
4
3
Career Highlights Scrapbook, 1961
4
4
Career Highlights Scrapbook, 1961-1962
4
5
Scrapbook of Falkenstein's Artwork Ideas and Inspirations, 1961-1989
4
6
Oversized Scrapbook on Bolles Gallery Exhibition in San Francisco, 1958
41
Oversized Scrapbook on Exhibitions and Commissions, 1960-1961
41
Oversized Scrapbook on Exhibitions, 1960-1961
41
Oversized Scrapbook, 1963
41

1.3: Biography Files , 1943-1982

This subseries consists of "biography files" created and arranged by Falkenstein. The files document activities and projects that she felt best reflected her career accomplishments. They highlight exhibitions, commissions, teaching and lectures, writings for art journals, and grant awards. Of particular interest are the press reviews for Falkenstein's public commissions and exhibitions.
These files are arranged in chronological order.
Description Container
Files, 1943-1959
(15 folders)
4
7-21
Files, 1964-1968
(5 folders)
4
22-26
Files, 1971-1975
(5 folders)
4
27-31
Files, 1977-1982
(6 folders)
4
32-37

Series 2: Correspondence , 1931-1997
(Box 5-13; 9 linear feet)

There is extensive correspondence with friends, family, galleries, clients, museums, collectors, and writers. The files contain original incoming correspondence and duplicate copies of outgoing correspondence, some with several drafts. Correspondence concerns many family, personal, and art-related topics and work, including upcoming exhibitions, commissions, art news, and her life and work in Paris. Correspondence with family members includes her husband Richard McCarthy and sister Helen Bickle. Correspondence with her husband offers details about her life in Paris from 1951 to 1960. Correspondence with her friend Myrtle Wolf is particularly extensive. Some letters contain enclosures, such as photographs, clippings, and nnouncements. Correspondence with clients, for both public and private commissions, may also include contracts, invoices, and expense reports, and should be consulted with the commission files which also contain correspondence. Additional correspondence is also found in the personal and business records series and the exhibitions series.
Additional named correspondents include Carla Accardi, Jean Arp, Anne Baxter, Jae Carmichael, Olive Cowell, Zoe Dusanne, Garrett Eckbo, Sam Francis, Ray Green, Peggy Guggenheim, Katharine Kuh, Frank Lobdell, Sybil Moholy-Nagy, Grace Morley, Berto Morucchio, May O'Donnell, Joanna and Gifford Philips, Ken Sawyer, Gertrude Shurr, Darthea Spayer, Clyfford and Pat Still, Michel Tapie, Antonio Tapies, Allan Temko, Mark Tobey, June Wayne, Wilhelm Wessel, Frans Wildenhain, among many others.
Gallery and museum correspondence is with Anderson Gallery, Bolles Gallery, Coos Art Museum, Galerie Anderson-Mayer (Paris), Galerie Stadler (Paris), Gallery Mayer (Paris), Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Museum of Art, Malvina Miller (New York), Martha Jackson Gallery (New York), Otto Seligman Gallery, Polly Friedlander Gallery, and the San Francisco Museum of Art, among many others. This series also contains postcards and Christmas cards.
Outgoing letters are arranged first in chronological order, followed by incoming letters arranged alphabetically by name correspondent. Miscellaneous files for each letter of the alphabet contain single letters from each correspondent. Christmas cards and postcards are arranged at the end of the series.
Description Container
Copies and Excerpts of Outgoing Letters to Various Individuals, circa 1946-1961
(11 folders)
5
1-11
Claire Falkenstein to Richard McCarthy, circa 1951-1960, 1989, 1994
(10 folders)
5
12-21
Letters to Richard McCarthy from Various Individuals, circa 1950-1958
5
22
3 EP, LTD, 1982, 1984
5
23
Miscellaneous Ac-Ap, 1958-1994
5
24
Miscellaneious Ar-Au, 1958-1994
5
25
Abraxas Gallery, circa 1980-1984
5
26
Carla Accardi, circa 1955-1974
5
27
Julien Alvard, 1954
5
28
American Contemporary Gallery, 1947
5
29
Becky Anderson, 1971-1974, 1977
5
30
Moo and Hunk Anderson, 1982-1991
5
31
Anderson Gallery, 1996
5
32
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, circa 1986-1993
5
33
Anna Head School, 1970-1995
5
34
Arbitrage Art Gallery, circa 1985
5
35
Architectural Art Services, 1961, 1967
5
36
Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, UCLA, 1995-1996
5
37
Jean Arp, 1951
5
38
Arts and Architecture, 1949, 1955, 1957
5
39
Franco Assetto, circa 1955-1984
5
40
Atelier Royce, circa 1975-1993
5
41
Jeanne Aurel-Schneider, 1986
5
42
Miscellaneous Ba-Bo, 1951-1994
5
43
Miscellaneous Br-Bu, 1951-1994
5
44
Charlotte Baker, circa 1931-1995
5
45
Baltimore Museum of Art, 1959-1960
5
46
Helen and Bud Barnard, 1975-1981
5
47
Jim Batliff, 1971
5
48
Anne Baxter, circa 1979-1986
5
49
Betty Parsons Gallery, 1950-1953
5
50
Edward Biberman, 1970-1974
5
51
Helen Bickel, circa 1950-1978
(3 folders)
5
52-54
Jeff Bickel, circa 1960, 1969, 1992
5
55
Mary Lou Bickel, 1961, 1967, 1986-1991
5
56
Anna Bing, 1976-1987
5
57
Seymour and Elyanne Boardman, circa 1950-1952
5
58
George Bohrman, 1978-1980
5
59
Bolles Gallery, circa 1958-1959
5
60
Alain Bosquet, circa 1956-1957
5
61
Dorr Bothwell, 1950-1951
5
62
Georges Boudaille, circa 1950
5
63
Bill and Doris Boynton, circa 1965-1980
5
64
Ellen Bransten, circa 1957
5
65
Marilee Brelage, circa 1969-1974
5
66
Brooklyn Museum, 1944
5
67
Philip Buckler, 1983
5
68
Betty and Bob Buffum, circa 1960-1996
5
69
Helen Burke, circa 1959-1966, 1980
5
70
Betty Burnham, 1981-1993
5
71
Alberto and Minsa Burri, 1956-1985
5
72
Miscellaneous Ca-Ch, 1954-1990
5
73
Miscellaneous Cl-Cu, 1954-1990
5
74
California School of Fine Arts, 1951-1958
6
1
Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, 1976
6
2
Jae Carmichael, circa 1972-1994
(2 folders)
6
3-4
Dorothy Cater, circa 1958-1962
6
5
Cemrel, Inc., 1974
6
6
Huguette Charpentier, circa 1962-1963
6
7
Hsiao Chin, 1957-1958
6
8
Francois and Jean Choay, circa 1963-1992
6
9
Cinema 16, 1949-1950
6
10
CINE, 1969
6
11
Camilla Collins, circa 1958-1980
(3 folders)
6
12-14
Dallas Conklin, circa 1958-1980
(3 folders)
6
15-17
Coos Art Museum, circa 1979-1995
6
18
Barbara Cott, circa 1970-1978
6
19
Olive Cowell, 1956-1984
(2 folders)
6
20-21
Pat and Dale Cox, circa 1972-1994
6
22
Minsa Craig, 1969
6
23
Adelyn Cross, circa 1952-1970
6
24
Merce Cunningham, circa 1960
6
25
Victor Cusack, 1963-1993
6
26
Miscellaneous D, 1963-1993
6
27
David Anderson Gallery, 1983, 1985-1991
(2 folders)
6
28-29
Daytona Art Institute, 1991
6
30
Anthony Denny, circa 1957-1960
6
31
Margaret DePatta, circa 1950
6
32
Rose Desser, circa 1965-1984
6
33
V. P. Dhamija, 1971-1982
6
34
Diane Divelbess, 1978-1992
6
35
Philippe Dotremont, circa 1952-1965
6
36
Dorothy Rosenthal Gallery, 1975-1984
6
37
John and Kit Dreyfuss, 1954, 1982
6
38
Camille Durand, circa 1963-1983
6
39
Zoe Dusanne, circa 1952-1967, 1977
(2 folders)
6
40-41
Peggie Dwight, circa 1959-1991
(2 folders)
6
42-43
Miscellaneous E, 1949-1993
6
44
Garrett and Arline Eckbo, 1958-1987
6
45
Eckbo, Royston and Williams, circa 1947-1989
(2 folders)
6
46-47
Jo Eckstein, circa 1958-1961
6
48
Ed Kearney Casting and Manufacturing, 1972-1974
6
49
Larry and Yoko Elsner, circa 1972-1989
6
50
Susie and Roy Eldredge, circa 1950-1989
6
51
Madeleine Everaert, circa 1958-1979
6
52
Experimental Printmaking, circa 1974-1981
(2 folders)
6
53-54
Miscellaneous Fa-Fi, 1948-1994
6
55
Miscellaneous Fl-Fu, 1948-1994
6
56
Shirley and Isadore Familian, circa 1984-1993
6
57
Perl Fine, 1947
6
58
Hanna and Ted Finklestein, 1983-1986
6
59
Alfonso de Fortuna, 1974-1975
6
60
Fredericke Fourcaud, circa 1958-1989
6
61
Francine Seders Gallery, 1972-1973
6
62
Sam and Muriel Francis, circa 1950-1966
6
63
Betty Freeman, circa 1963-1974
6
64
Raymonde Frin, circa 1952-1986
6
65
Carlo Frua, circa 1955-1970
6
66
Fullerton Bicentennial Committee, 1976
6
67
Miscellaneous G, 1959-1992
6
68
Galerie Anderson-Mayer, 1963
6
69
Galerie Rive Droite, circa 1956
6
70
Galerie Stadler, circa 1957-1993
(4 folders)
7
1-4
Galleria Di Spazio, circa 1956
7
5
Gallery Mayer, 1959-1962
7
6
Gallery of Modern Art, Scottsdale, circa 1966-1968
7
7
Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, 1994-1995
7
8
Nancy Genn, circa 1959-1984
7
9
Harriet Germain, 1961, 1974
7
10
Andre Gibert, circa 1951-1952
6
11
Peter Gimpel, 1976
7
12
Mark and Erno Goldfinger, circa 1968-1979
7
13
Gordon Woodside Galleries, 1968-1969
7
14
Grafico Uno, 1952-1990
(3 folders)
7
15-17
Ollie Kate and Paul Green, 1944-1980
7
18
Ray Green, circa 1952-1992
7
19
Anne Gregory, circa 1987-1994
7
20
Anna Gruen, 1931-1932
7
21
Trude Guetzmonprez, circa 1950-1970
7
22
Peggy Guggenheim, circa 1961-1979
7
23
Uuie Guiette, 1957-1961
7
24
Margo Gwinn, 1950-1963
7
25
Miscellaneous Ha, circa 1947-1987
7
26
Miscellaneous He-Hy, circa 1958-1993
7
27
Yvonne Hagen, circa 1955-1992
(2 folders)
7
28-29
Don Ham, circa 1976-1991
7
30
Lois Handler, 1990-1994
7
31
Walter Hanlon, 1953-1954
7
32
Jo Hanson, circa 1984-1990
7
33
Lena Hansen, 1984-1996
(2 folders)
7
34-35
Sylvia Hartman, 1974-1992
7
36
Paul and Virginia Hassel, circa 1950-1960
7
37
Anne Hauberg, circa 1971-1990
(3 folders)
7
38-40
Ashley Haviden, circa 1950-1953
7
41
Bill and Desiree Hayter, circa 1979
7
42
Marin Henderson, circa 1981-1993
7
43
Louis Heyn, circa 1968-1981
7
44
Ron Hickman, circa 1983
7
45
Lynn Hickey, circa 1981-1987
7
46
F. M. Hinkhouse, circa 1968-1986
7
47
Eden Hodara, circa 1953-1970
7
48
House Beautiful, 1972
7
49
Hollis Galleries, 1966-1970
7
50
Bruce and Betye Howell, circa 1964-1997
7
51
Mildred Hudson, 1977-1978
7
52
Frances Hussey, 1963-1974
7
53
Miscellaneous I, 1952
7
54
Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1953-1968
7
55
il segno, 1957-1958
7
56
Miscellaneous Ja-Ju, circa 1951-1986
7
57
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 1985-1993
7
58
Edward Jacobson, 1976-1984
7
59
Sam and Bettye Jaffe, 1980-1985
7
60
Paul Jenkins, circa 1954-1968
7
61
Gertrude Flint Jones, 1947-1969
7
62
Judy Miller Publications, 1988
7
63
Miscellaneous K, circa 1958-1993
7
64
Maggie (Ann) Karl, 1958, 1987-1993
7
65
Bruce Kasmer, 1991-1993
7
66
Karl and Georgette Kasten, circa 1961-1991
(2 folders)
7
67-68
Lila Katzen, 1960-1969
7
69
KCET, 1972
7
70
Jim and Jane Kresl, circa 1969-1981
7
71
Katharine Kuh, circa 1956-1992
7
72
Walter Kuhlman, circa 1953-1963
7
73
Miscellaneous La, 1945-1996
8
1
Miscellaneous Le-Lu, 1945-1996
8
2
Laguna Art Museum, 1993-1995
8
3
Nancy Lang, 1944-1990
8
4
Estelle and Erwine Laverne, circa 1965
8
5
Ora Lerman, 1980-1993
8
6
Judy and Murry Lerner, circa 1961-1962
8
7
Edith and Arthur Levin, 1979-1986
8
8
Orme and Barbara Lewis, 1968-1981
8
9
Charles and Miriam Lindstrom, circa 1951-1992
8
10
Frank Lobdell, circa 1950-1974
8
11
Pat Logan, circa 1971-1993
8
12
Emmanuel Looten, circa 1956-1959
8
13
City of Los Angeles, 1968-1974
8
14
Sam and Shirley Lichtman, 1968-1982
8
15
Linda Farris Galleries, 1993
8
16
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1991
8
17
George Lusk, circa 1947-1950
8
18
Herbert Lust, circa 1961-1962
8
19
Miscellaneous Ma-Mc, 1947-1993
8
20
Miscellaneous Me-Mu, 1947-1993
8
21
Francis McCann, circa 1950-1974
8
22
Richard McCarthy, 1944-1997
(8 folders)
8
23-30
Lucille McEnery, 1975-1976
8
31
Carl W. McIntosh, 1965-1973
8
32
Eline McKnight, circa 1951-1964
8
33
Charlotte Mack, 1959-1965
8
34
MAI Gallery, 1957-1959
8
35
Malvina Miller Gallery, circa 1971-1974
8
36
Manina, circa 1962
8
37
Phyllis Manley, 1961, 1971-1980
8
38
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, 1977
8
39
Paolo Marinotti, 1959-1973
8
40
Marva Marrow, circa 1987
8
41
M'Arte, 1970-1971
8
42
Martha Jackson Gallery, 1955-1981
(4 folders)
8
43-46
Paolo and Florence Marzotto, 1963-1988
8
47
Media Gallery, 1972, 1976, 1986
8
48
June Meehan, 1953-1961
8
49
Lani Miller, circa 1970-1993
8
50
Mills College, 1947-1955, 1977, 1987
8
51
Florence Minard, circa 1938-1980
8
52
Nick Minginourch, 1969-1970,1983, 1989
8
53
Peter Mitten, 1984-1991
8
54
Sybil Moholy-Nagy, circa 1950
8
55
Daniel Mondschein, 1990-1991
8
56
Luigi Moretti, circa 1955-1973
(2 folders)
8
57-58
Grace Morley, 1955, 1981-1985
8
59
Berto Morucchio, circa 1954-1984
(4 folders)
8
60-63
Bob Mosher, circa 1960
8
64
Leota Moulton, circa 1960-1976
8
65
Jean and Agnes de Moustier, circa 1956-1962
8
66
Tuni Murtinho, 1953-1955
8
67
Museum of Modern Art, 1947-1977
8
68
Miscellaneous N, 1950-1993
8
69
Bernie and Ruth Nath, circa 1957-1988
8
70
National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian, 1976
8
71
National Museum of American Art, 1982, 1990-1997
8
72
Neill Gallery, circa 1976-1983
(2 folders)
8
73-74
David Nellis, circa 1970-1973
9
1
Fred and Eva Neumayer, circa 1950-1951, 1955
9
2
Norton Simon Museum, circa 1987
9
3
Miscellaneous O, circa 1961-1984
9
4
Oakland Museum of Art, 1959-1982, 1994-1995
9
5
Oakland Public Schools, 1947
9
6
Wally and Dotty Obers, circa 1963-1972
9
7
Francine O'Donnell, 1982, 1984, 1986
9
8
May O'Donnell, 1948-1994
(2 folders)
9
9-10
Ella Odorfer, 1965-1975
9
11
Nanon Ohman, circa 1975-1986
9
12
Flora and John Olsen, 1960-1980
9
13
Don and Helen Olsen, circa 1953-1980
9
14
Orr's Gallery, 1975-1976
9
15
Alfonzo Ossorio, 1960-1990
9
16
Otto Seligman Gallery, 1954-1963
9
17
Judy Owyang, 1970-1972
9
18
Miscellaneous Pa-Pe, circa 1949-1994
9
19
Miscellaneous Ph-Py, circa 1949-1994
9
20
Eduardo Paolozzi, circa 1952
9
21
David Parry, circa 1966-1993
(2 folders)
9
22-23
Stella Patri, circa 1958-1992
9
24
Giacomo Patri, 1951, 1969-1978
9
25
Celia Payton, 1954-1967
9
26
Ellie Persons, 1968-1969, 1974
9
27
Amy Phelps, 1950-1951
9
28
Joann and Gifford Phillips, circa 1973-1988
9
29
Phoenix Art Museum, 1995
9
30
Jean Piaubert 1966, 1978
9
31
Polly Friedlander Gallery, 1973-1978
(3 folders)
9
32-34
Miscellaneous Q, 1997
9
35
Miscellaneous Ra-Ri, 1949-1996
9
36
Miscellaneous Ro-Ry, 1949-1996
9
37
Robert Ramsey, 1966-1986
9
38
Herbert Read, 1950-1967
9
39
Ted and Hanna Renneker, 1969, 1980-1996
9
40
Jeanne Reynal, circa 1957-1966
9
41
Riggs Galleries, circa 1989-1991
9
42
Terry Riley, 1968-1985
9
43
Esther and Bob Robles, circa 1960-1983
(2 folders)
9
44-45
Mildred Rosenthal, circa 1951-1969
9
46
Alix de Rothschild, circa 1963-1976
9
47
Pierre and Jacqueline Roumeguere, 1958-1974
9
48
Evelyn Royston, 1966-1967
9
49
Evelyn and Bob Royston, circa 1953-1985
9
50
Sam and Gladys Rubenstein, circa 1971-1995
(2 folders)
9
51-52
David Rubin, 1983
9
53
Virginia Russ, circa 1944-1954
9
54
Miscellaneous Sa-Se, circa 1948-1996
9
55
Miscellaneous Sh-Sm, circa 1948-1996
9
56
Miscellaneous Sn-Sw, circa 1948-1996
9
57
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, 1982-1985
9
58
Salviati Ec, circa 1968-1973
9
59
Salviati EC, 1973-1987
9
60
San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, 1973-1976
9
61
San Francisco Chronicle, 1951-1956
9
62
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, circa 1948-1991
(2 folders)
10
1-2
Kenneth Sawyer, circa 1948-1963
(2 folders)
10
3-4
Morton and Kay Schamberg, circa 1964-1977
10
5
Bonnie Schwartz, circa 1979-1980
10
6
Mel and Gerrie Scott, 1948-1949, 1968-1977
10
7
Seattle Art Museum, 1974-1975, 1996
10
8
Seligman Gallery, 1967-1968
10
9
Henry Seldis, 1974-1978
10
10
Senior Group, 1969-1985
(2 folders)
10
11-12
I. Serpan, 1954
10
13
Elaine Sewell, 1975, 1982-1993
10
14
Gertrude Shurr, 1944-1993
10
15
Amy Silen, 1977-1991
10
16
Nell Sinton, 1960-1977
10
17
Wendy Slatkin, 1984
10
18
Smith Andersen Gallery, circa 1975-1985
(2 folders)
10
19-20
Hans Snock and Erik De Vries, circa 1952-1957, 1986
10
21
Flora Soldan, circa 1962-1972
10
22
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1945-1980
10
23
Selden Spaulding, circa 1962-1969
10
24
Darthea Speyer, 1952-1992
10
25
Katie Stedman, circa 1947-1979
10
26
Leonard and Marie Stein, circa 1969-1986
10
27
Joe and Margaret Stein, circa 1952-1993
10
28
Vivienne Stein, circa 1985-1993
10
29
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 1984-1985
10
30
Clyfford and Pat Still, 1955-1985
(2 folders)
10
31-32
Angie Strickland, 1974
10
33
Louise Svendsen, 1973-1976
10
34
Jayne Sword, 1952-1958
10
35
Miscellaneous T, 1959-1993
10
36
Jean-Marc Tapie, 1974
10
37
Michel Tapie, 1953-1981
(2 folders)
10
38-39
Antonio Tapies, 1956-1957
10
40
Tate Gallery, 1970-1979
10
41
Ron Tatro, 1978-1983
10
42
Alan Temko, circa 1951-1996
(2 folders)
10
43-44
Susannah Temko, 1964-1985
(4 folders)
10
45-48
Thank You Notes, circa 1958-1990
10
49
Thank You Notes from Students, 1987
10
50
Yvonne Thibaut-Pomerantz, 1965-1982
10
51
John Thomas, circa 1981-1985
10
52
Ruth Thompson, 1949-1989
10
53
Elizabeth Tiso, 1982-1988
10
54
Tobey Moss Gallery, 1980-1993
10
55
Mark Tobey, 1954-1979
(4 folders)
10
56-59
Torque Gallery, 1982, 1987
10
60
Miscellaneous U, 1949, 1972, 1977-1994
10
61
University of Oregon, Museum of Art, 1979
10
62
Miscellaneous V, 1960-1994
10
63
Dorothy and George Vaughan, circa 1974-1993
10
64
Jean Villeri, circa 1950-1952
11
1
Vogue, 1958
11
2
Miscellaneous W, 1950-1995
11
3
Esther Waite, circa 1960-1984
11
4
Grace Marie Waldrup, circa 1972-1994
11
5
Gordon and Ruth Washburn, circa 1959-1976
11
6
June Wayne, circa 1953-1984
11
7
Wes Wehr, 1956-1979
11
8
Marcia Weisman, circa 1966-1986
11
9
Woty Werner, 1951-1957
11
10
Wilhelm Wessel, 1957-1962
11
11
Glenn Wessels, circa 1950
11
12
Katherine White, circa 1970-1980
11
13
Frans Wildenhain, circa 1949-1960
(2 folders)
11
14-15
Charlotte Willard, circa 1960-1976
11
16
George Wittenborn, 1955-1960
11
17
Laura Jane and Hamilton Wolf, circa 1936-1965
(2 folders)
11
18-19
Myrtle and Frank Wolf, circa 1950-1997
(5 folders)
11
20-24
Woman's Building, 1985-1987
11
25
Women's Caucus of Art, 1979-1983
11
26
Jason Wong, circa 1968-1993
(2 folders)
11
27-28
O. J. Woodward, circa 1969-1976
11
29
Worcester Art Museum, 1993-1994
11
30
Miscellaneous Y, 1960-1984
11
31
Miscellaneous Z, 1984, 1990
11
32
First Names Only, undated
11
33
First Names Only, circa 1945-1969
11
34
First Names Only, circa 1970-1988
11
35
First Names Only, circa 1991-1996
11
36
Postcards, circa 1940-1997
11
Christmas Cards, circa 1940-1960
12
1
Christmas Cards, circa 1961-1996
12
2
Christmas Cards, 1959
12
3
Christmas Cards, 1964-1973
(21 folders)
12
4-24
Christmas Cards, 1973-1997
(29 folders)
13
1-29
Christmas Cards from Claire Falkenstein, circa 1963-1995
13
30

Series 3: Personal and Business Records , 1936-1997
(Box 14-17, 41, 46-49; 4.2 linear feet)

Personal and business records contain a wide variety of material documenting Falkenstein's business, financial, legal, professional, and personal transactions. Files are found for sales and prices of artwork, artwork inventories, smaller jewelry commissions, speaking engagements, her extensive work as a juror, her business with galleries, legal affairs and contracts, expenses, records of arts organizations to which she belonged, conferences, grants and fellowships, studio and house renovations, her Paris studio and Paris expenses, travel, donations, loans and consignments, conservation, art shipping, insurance, and taxes. The records provide detailed information on her business relationships with several galleries. The renovation files document Falkenstein's conversion of her house into a living space with working studio. Oversized visitor's logs contain comments from visitors to Falkenstein's studio in Venice, California.
The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and folder contents are arranged chronologically.
Description Container
Accounts, 1969-1997
14
1
Air France, 1952-1953
14
2
American Abstract Artists, 1950
14
3
American Reference Publishing Corporation, 1988-1989
14
4
American Studio Jewelry Since 1940, , 1988-1989
14
5
Annual Conference of the Alliance of California Arts Councils, 1974
14
6
Architects, 1988-1989
14
7
Art Books Sold, 1995
14
8
Art Jewelry Limited, 1986
14
9
Artpark Programs, 1976-1978
14
10
Art Storage and Transport - Invoices, 1950-1955
14
11
Art Storage and Transport, 1951-1988
14
12
Art Technique, circa 1940-1973
14
13
Artists Equity Association, 1949-1951
14
14
Artist Studio Tours, 1968-1986
14
15
Arts and Activities Article, 1982-1983
14
16
Attorney Norman Ziff, 1995
14
17
Bank Books, 1951-1954
14
18
Bender Grants-in-Aid, Support Aids, 1942-1944
14
19
Bender Grants-in-Aid, 1948-1949
14
20
Butterfield and Butterfield Actioneers, 1995-1997
14
21
California Art Review, 1987-1990
14
22
California Board of Equalization, 1969-1973
14
23
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1966-1968
14
24
California State University, Long Beach - Department of Art Advisory Council, 1987-1990
14
25
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Advisory Council for the Arts (Marcia Weisman), circa 1976-1986
14
26
Chapel of the Holy Cross, Arizona, circa 1966
14
27
Clay Sculpture Formulas, circa 1936-1938
14
28
Columbia Pictures TV, 1979
14
29
Color, circa 1961, 1971
14
30
Conservation - Falkenstein's Works, 1980, 1985
14
31
Conservation Work, 1979-1980
14
32
Conservation - Works by Giacometti, 1975-1979
14
33
Consignment Agreement with Armand Hammer Museum at UCLA, 1996
14
34
Contracts, 1954-1984
14
35
Contracts, 1968-1969, 1982
14
36
Copyright, 1947
14
37
Damage to Art Work in Storage, 1986
14
38
Design, circa 1948-1958
14
39
Designers West Article, 1970
14
40
Design in Steel Award Program, 1973
14
41
Directions for Handling the "Apple,", 1973
14
42
Documentary entitled "Claire Falkenstein, Sculptor,", 1976-1980
14
43
Donations of Art Work, circa 1968-1979
14
44
Donations of Art Work, 1983-1993
14
45
Donations of Art Work, circa 1980-1990
14
46
Donation - Eureka College, 1968-1980
14
47
Donation - Musee National d'art Moderne, 1986
14
48
Downtown Los Angeles Art Center, 1986
14
49
Peggie Dwight Inventory, circa 1980s
14
50
Endorsements, 1972-1989
14
51
Erotica, circa 1970
14
52
Esthetics, circa 1950
14
53
Eulogy of Grace Morley, 1985
14
54
Experiments in Art and Technology, 1967-1969
14
55
Experiments in Art and Technology, 1970-1971
14
56
Falkenstein Fountain on Long Beach Museum of Art Grounds, 1975
14
57
Claire Falkenstein Research Project, 1995-1997
14
58
Films, 1968-1972
14
59
Films, circa 1950-1984
14
60
Film "Touching the Quick,", 1949-1950
14
61
Film "Touching the Quick" - Artist Permission Letters and Correspondence, 1948-1950
14
62
Financial Agreements with Richard McCarthy, 1952, 1957
14
63
The Folk Tree, 1992
14
64
Fresno Arts Center - Catalogue Reprint, 1973
14
65
Gallery Records - Bolles Gallery, 1959
14
66
Gallery Records - Comsky Gallery, 1972-1974
14
67
Gallery Records - Esther Robles Gallery, 1965
14
68
Gallery Records - Gallery Mayer, 1961
14
69
Gallery Records - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 1984-1991
14
70
Gallery Records - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 1986-1995
14
71
Gallery Records - Malvina Miller Gallery, 1971-1975
14
72
Gallery Records - Martha Jackson Gallery, 1963-1966
14
73
Gallery Records - Martha Jackson Gallery, 1967-1969
14
74
Gallery Records - Martha Jackson Gallery, Sales, 1968-1970
14
75
Gallery Records - Polly Friedlander Gallery, 1973-1976
15
1
Gallery Records - Torque Gallery, circa 1970-1982
15
2
Gift to Hinkhouse Collection of Art at Stephens College 1979
15
3
Peggy Guggenheim, circa 1970-1980
15
4
Haas Genealogy, 1965
15
5
Harcourts Gallery, 1985
15
6
The Head-Royce School, 1994-1995
15
7
Louis Heyn Will, 1994
15
8
Hyman Hirsh Estate, 1961-1962
15
9
Honor - The Women's Caucus for Art, 1981
15
10
Incident with Gate Door at Ocean Front Walk Property, 1994
15
11
Income Tax, 1959-1962, 1974
15
12
Income Tax, 1982-1983
15
13
Income Tax, 1986-1989
15
14
Inheritance from Helen Bickel, 1978-1979
15
15
Insurance, 1969-1970
15
16
International Design Conference, 1958
15
17
International Sculpture Competition, 1952
15
18
Inventories of Art Work, circa 1964-1969
15
19
Invitation, 1975, 1988-1993
15
20
Invoices, circa 1950-1954
15
21
Invoices - Paris, 1962
15
22
Instituto Grafico Tiberino, 1958-1959
15
23
Jewelry Commissions, 1948-1949
15
24
Jewelry Design, circa 1950-1960
15
25
Jewelry Orders, 1948-1985
15
26
Jewelry Orders for Sculpture to Wear, Inc., 1974-1975
15
27
J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship - Application Material, 1946-1949
(2 folders)
15
28-29
J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1949-1950
15
30
J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1977
15
31
J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1977-1979
15
32
J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1978-1979
(2 folders)
15
33-34
J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship - Application with Photographs, 1978-1979
(2 folders)
15
35-36
Juried Shows, 1949-1970
15
37
Juried Shows, 1968, 1973-1974
15
38
Juried Shows, 1973-1991
15
39
Juried Show - Art in Public Spaces, 1988
15
40
Juror - Albert Bender Grant, 1950
15
41
Juror - California Resources Council, Pacifica Awards, 1977-1979
15
42
Juror - California State Fair Art Show, 1978
15
43
Juror - Fresno Arts Center and Museum, 1986
15
44
Juror - Long Beach Art Association, 1988
15
45
Juror - Long Beach Art Association - 3D Exhibition, 1989
15
46
Juror - Olympic Architecture Competition, 1983
15
47
Juror - San Diego Art Institute, 1990
(2 folders)
15
48-49
Juror - Westwood Center of the Arts, 1980-1981
15
50
Juror - Writers Guild of America, 1983
15
51
La Quinta Arts Festival, 1984
15
52
Lawsuit about Roof Installation, 1990-1991
15
53
Learning French, circa 1947-1958
(2 folders)
16
1-2
Lease for Great Jones Street in New York, 1959
16
3
Lecture - California Arts Project Summer Institute, 1990
16
4
Lectures - Invitation Thank-you Notes, 1973-1985
16
5
Legal Issues, 1957, 1969, 1979-1982
16
6
The Light Bringer Project, 1988, 1994
16
7
Lists of "Things To Do,", circa 1970
16
8
Listing Contract for Victoria Avenue Property, 1997
16
9
Falkenstein Living-Trust Transfer Deed, 1996
16
10
Loans of Art Work, 1982, 1985
16
11
Loans of Art Work, 1990-1995
16
12
Loan - Oakland Museum, 1972-1974
16
13
Long Beach Museum of Art, 1968, 1990-1993
16
14
Los Angeles Museum of Art - Purchase of "Struttura Grafica,", 1973
16
15
Mailing Lists, 1949-1969
16
16
Mailing Lists, circa 1970-1990
16
17
Memberships, 1936-1937
16
18
Florence Minard, 1979
16
19
Miscellaneous Organizations, 1949-1950
(2 folders)
16
20-21
Grace Morley, 1985
16
22
Mortgage for Venice Property, 1987-1989
16
23
Murals, circa 1948-1950
16
24
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, 1991
16
25
Musee De L'Homme, 1951-1952
16
26
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), 1974
16
27
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1986
16
28
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1995-1996
16
29
New York Studio, 1959-1963
16
30
Ocean Front Property, 1963-1967
16
31
Ocean Front Property - Purchase, 1963
16
32
Ocean Front Property - Renovation, circa 1965-1966
16
33
Ocean Front Property - Renovation, 1987-1990
(2 folders)
16
34-35
May O'Donnell and Ray Green, 1950-1983
16
36
Paris, circa 1950-1960
16
37
Paris, 1980
16
38
Paris Expenses, 1961-1963
16
39
Paris Sculpture "Couple,", 1985
16
40
Paris Studio, circa 1954-1969
16
41
Paris Studio, 1980-1981
16
42
Paris Studio, 1982-1983
16
43
Paris Studio, 1984-1985
16
44
Paris Studio, 1986
16
45
Paris Studio, 1987
16
46
Paris Studio, 1988
16
47
Paris Studio, 1993
16
48
Patents, 1944-1976
16
49
Pablo Picasso, circa 1940-1970
16
50
Giacomo Patri, circa 1966-1978
16
51
Patri School of Art Fundamentals, circa 1953
16
52
Pepsi-Cola Fellowship in Painting, 1947
16
53
Petroglyphs, circa 1945
16
54
Phoenix Art Museum, 1967-1979
16
55
Poetry - Jim Sudalnik, 1987
16
56
Poetry - Richard Moore, 1949
16
57
Pond Farm History, 1992
16
58
Price Lists, circa 1941-1990
(4 folders)
16
59-62
Property on Pleasant Street, San Francisco, circa 1940
16
63
Property on Water Street, San Francisco, 1959-1960
16
64
Purchase of Ocean Front Property, circa 1966-1971
16
65
Herbert Read's Manuscript, circa 1991
16
66
Recipes, circa 1970
16
67
Recommendations, 1973, 1980
(2 folders)
16
68-69
Reconditioning of "Accelerating Point" for San Diego Museum of Art, 1989
16
70
Patricia Renick, 1987-1988
16
71
Rodia's Towers in Watts, 1958-1969
16
72
Sale of Art Work, 1952-1962
17
1
Sale of Art Work, circa 1955-1996
17
2
Sale of Art Work, 1969-1984
(2 folders)
17
3-4
Sale of Mark Tobey Abstract, 1977
17
5
Sale of Art Work - Phoenix Art Museum, 1965
17
6
San Francisco Landscape Garden Show, 1989
17
7
San Francisco Museum of Art - Artists' Cookbook, 1982
17
8
San Francisco Society of Women Artists - Bulletins, 1931-1942
17
9
San Francisco Society of Women Artists, 1943-1944
17
10
San Francisco Society of Women Artists - Bylaws and Constitution, circa 1946-1954
17
11
San Francisco State University, Distinguished Artists Forum, 1988
17
12
The Santiago Collection, 1981-1984
17
13
Bozidar von Serda, 1964-1968
17
14
Slide Lists of Art Work, 1976-1994
17
15
Slide Lists for Galleries and Collectors, 1977-1984
17
16
Rena Small - Artists' Hands, 1996
17
17
Sotheby's Sale, 1984-1985
17
18
Steel, circa 1963
17
19
Storage, circa 1950-1976
17
20
Studio and Storage Expenses, 1990
17
21
Studio Tours, 1970-1983, 1989
17
22
Suggested Titles for Art Work, circa 1990
17
23
Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc., 1969-1971
17
24
Michel Tapie, circa 1951-1973
17
25
Michel Tapie, circa 1953-1965
(2 folders)
17
26-27
Tenure for Garner Tullis, 1979
17
28
Third International Congress of Art Critics, 1951
17
29
Mark Tobey, circa 1990
17
30
Mark Tobey - Exhibition Material, 1954, 1959-1960, 1975
17
31
Tom Mooney Labor Movement, 1943
17
32
Tools, circa 1959-1962
17
33
Trip to New York, 1943-1944
17
34
Trip to Europe, 1950
17
35
Trip to Berlin, 1952
17
36
Trip to Barcelona and Italy, 1957
17
37
Trips to Italy, 1960-1963
17
38
Trip to Paris, 1968
17
39
Trip to India, Hawaii, and Western Europe, 1969-1971
(2 folders)
17
40-41
Trip to New York, Venice, and Paris, 1978
17
42
Trip to New York and Paris, 1981
17
43
Trip to Japan, circa 1975
17
44
Tour - Art Today in France, 1958-1959
17
45
Tour - Art Today in France, 1959
17
46
Tour - Art Today in Italy, 1960
17
47
Tour - Art Today in Italy, Notes About Trip, 1960
17
48
Tour - Art Today in Italy, Report, 1960-1961
17
49
Tour - Art Today in France and Italy, 1961
17
50
Typography, circa 1940-1970
(2 folders)
17
51-52
UCLA, Frederick S. Wright Art Gallery, 1983
17
53
UCLA Oral History Program - Colloqium, 1984
17
54
UNESCO, 1948
17
55
Use of Falkenstein's Art in Publications, 1968-1969
17
56
Venice, California, 1967-1973
17
57
Victoria Avenue Property, 1976-1986
17
58
Visiting Artist at California State Polytechnic University, 1978
17
59
Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, 1995
17
60
Welding, Color, and Plastics, circa 1966-1977
17
61
Western Roundtable of Modern Art, 1949
17
62
Franz Wildenhain, circa 1950-1960
17
63
Women's Work - American Art '74, Phildelphia Civic Center, 1974
17
64
Women's Caucus for Art, 1976-1977
17
65
Women's Caucus for Art, 1994-1995
17
66
Women's Caucus for Art, Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts, 1980-1981
17
67
Work Logs, 1976-1978
(3 folders)
17
68-70
Work Opportunities, 1961-1985
17
71
Work Plan, 1978
17
72
Oversized Studio Visitors' Logs, circa 1964-1995
41
Expense Journals, 1964-1969
46
Expense Journals, 1970-1974
47
Expense Journals, 1975-1979
48
Expense Journals, 1980-1985, 1990
49

Series 4: Exhibitions , 1930-1996
(Box 18-21, 42, OV 50; 3.3 linear feet)

Falkenstein maintained comprehensive documentation of her exhibitions from her first exhibition in the 1930s to the last one at the Merging One Gallery in 1996. Files include both a chronological record and individual record for nearly all of her exhibitions. Found with the files are correspondence, photographs, loan and shipping records, catalogs, announcements, clippings, articles, and other records.
The files for exhibitions at the Fresno Art Museum, Martha Jackson Gallery and Jack Rutberg Fine Art Gallery are particularly rich and often personal. Correspondence within the files is particularly interesting as it often provides her own and sometimes her friends' reviews.
The files are arranged first by general exhibitions in chronological order and then alphabetically by individual exhibition. There is some duplication between the two groups of files. Within each folder, contents are arranged chronologically by date. Most of the photographs related to exhibitions are found in the Photographs Series.
Description Container
General Exhibitions, 1930-1953
(32 folders)
18
1-32
General Exhibitions, 1954-1978
(33 folders)
19
1-33
General Exhibitions, 1979-1995
(18 folders)
20
1-18
The Art Institute of Chicago, Society for Contemporary Art, 1968
20
19
Arts Council Cultural Center, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1974-1976
20
20
Addison Gallery of American Art, 1948-1949
20
21
Artists for Victory Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1942
20
22
Berkeley Art Museum, circa 1935
20
23
Blue Cross of Southern California, 1975
20
24
Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, 1958-1959
20
25
California Museum of Science and Industry, 1972-1974
20
26
Coos Art Museum, 1978
20
27
Corcoran Gallery of Art - "Still Working,", 1994
20
28
Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1976-1977
20
29
Crocker Art Museum, 1979
20
30
Denise Cade Gallery, 1986
20
31
Design Center of Los Angeles - Broad Spectrum: Contemporary Los Angeles Painters and Sculptors, 1984
20
32
Fisher Gallery - "Take 2,", 1994-1995
20
33
Fresno Arts Center, 1969-1970
(2 folders)
20
34-35
Fresno Arts Center and Museum, 1986-1987
20
36
Fresno Art Museum, 1986
20
37
Fresno Art Museum, 1995
20
38
Grossmont College Art Gallery, 1977
(Oversized item housed in Box 42)
20
39
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 1986
20
40
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 1989
20
41
Long Beach Museum, 1965
20
42
Los Angeles and Seoul Contemporary Arts (LASCA), 1995
20
43
Loyola Marymount University, 1982
20
44
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1972, 1976
20
45
Marin County Art and Garden Center, Garden Sculpture Show, 1947
(Oversized item housed in OV 50)
20
46
Martha Jackson Gallery, 1965
20
47
Matrix Workshop of Women Artists - "Sculpture Sacramento,", 1982
20
48
Merging One Gallery, 1996
20
49
Michael Dunev Gallery - "The Ties That Bind,", 1988
20
50
Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1979
20
51
National Museum of Women in the Arts - "Generation of Mentors,", 1994
20
52
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Retrospective Exhibition, 1978-1980
(2 folders)
20
53-54
Parson School of Design - "Still Working,", 1993
20
55
Phoenix Art Museum, 1967-1968
20
56
Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica High School, 1973
20
57
Rutgers University Art Gallery, 1979
20
58
The San Francisco Landscape Garden Show, 1989
20
59
San Francisco State University, 1988
20
60
Santa Monica College Art Museum - "The Peace Show,", 1982
20
61
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1974-1976
21
1
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1946-1947
21
2
Sepulveda Junior High School, 1980
21
3
Sherman Foundation Center, Corona del Mar, 1970-1971
21
4
Torque Galleries, 1976-1977
(2 folders)
21
5-6
Utah State University, Nora Eccles Harrison Art Museum, 1982-1983
21
7
University of California, Riverside - "The Continuing Vision of Claire Falkenstein,", 1984
21
8
Van Straatan Gallery, 1974-1975
21
9
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1960-1961
21
10
Walker Art Center - "Modern Jewelry Under Fifty Dollars,", 1948
21
11
Wight Art Gallery, UCLA, 1993-1994
21
12
Oversized Falkenstein's Studio - "Los Angeles is on Fire,", circa 1980
42
Oversized Grossmont College Art Gallery - "Topological Investigations,", 1977
(from Box. 20, F. 39)
42
Oversized Marin County Art and Garden Center, Garden Sculpture Show, - Drawing, 1947
(from Box 20, F. 46)
OV 50
Oversized San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - Sketch Detail of Exhibit, 1948
OV 50

Series 5: Commissions , 1930-1992
(Box 21-22, OV 50-54; 2 linear feet)

Commission files document nearly all of Falkenstein's public and private large-scale projects and often contain a visual record of the work, as well as correspondence, design notes, contracts, and expense reports. The files are arranged by general commission files, followed by individual projects, both public and private. The general commission files contain documentation on requests for commission work that was not completed, commission submissions that were not accepted, and publicity material.
Individual commission project files provide rich documentation on Falkenstein's many commissioned art works, with particular emphasis on the World War II murals; Peggy Guggenheim gates in Venice; the screens, windows and doors at St. Basils Church in Los Angeles; the fountain at California Federal Savings and Loan; and sculptures at California State University, University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. These detailed files include correspondence, contracts, expense estimates and reports, invoices, designs, sketches, and photographs.
The bulk of the photographs of commissions are found in the Photograph series. Also, most of Falkenstein's jewelry design commissions are found in the Personal and Business Records series. Additional correspondence and other materials related to commissions are found in the Correspondence series and Personal and Business Records.
The files are arranged first by general commissions in chronological order and then alphabetically by individual commissions. Within each folder, contents are arranged chronologically by date.
Description Container
General Commissions, 1930, 1946
21
13
General Commissions, 1948
21
14
General Commissions, 1960-1964
21
15
General Commissions, 1971
21
16
General Commissions, 1973-1976
(3 folders)
21
17-19
Airport Commission Submissions, 1976, 1983
21
20
M. J. Aldadeff Necklace, 1983
21
21
Leon Banks - Entrance Screen, 1971
21
22
California Center in San Francisco, 1985
21
23
California Department of Motor Vehicles - "Interchange-Traffic,", 1986-1987
21
24
California Federal Savings and Loan, Los Angeles - "Structure and Flow #2,", circa 1965-1966
21
25
California Federal Savings and Loan, Los Angeles - "Structure and Flow #2" Controversy about Water, circa 1967-1978
21
26
California Federal Savings and Loan, Los Angeles - "Structure and Flow #2" Documentation on Destruction, 1989-1991
21
27
California Senate Offices, Washington - California Art for California Senators Program, 1973-1975
21
28
California State University, Dominquez Hills - "The Forum,", 1980
(8 folders, oversized item housed in Box 42)
21
29-36
California State University, Dominquez Hills - "The Forum" Dedication, 1987
21
37
California State College, Fullerton, Men's Gymnasium - "Game Relief,", 1964-1965
(2 folders, oversized item housed in OV 53)
21
38-39
California State University, Long Beach - First International Sculpture Symposium, 1965, 1969
(oversized item housed in OV 53)
21
40
California State University, Long Beach - First International Sculpture Symposium - "Expanding Air Structure,", 1965, 1967
21
41
California State University, Northridge - "American in Paris: The 1950s,", 1979
21
42
California State University, Stanislow, 1987
21
43
City Hall, Los Angeles - "The Surf, Skeleton of a Wave,", 1983
21
44
Commission Applications, 1990-1992
21
45
Coos Bay, Oregon - "Sign of the Pacific,", 1973-1976
21
46
City of Coos Bay, Oregon - "Sign of the Pacific" Vandalism Damage, 1979
21
47
Datamation Magazine Cover, 1977
21
48
Diana Ross Home - Stained Glass Window, 1970
21
49
Peggie Dwight Ring, 1985
21
50
Fresno Mall - "Three Fires,", 1964-1966, 1973
(2 folders)
21
51-52
Golden Gateway North, San Francisco - "Tide Pool Fountain,", 1982-1983
(oversized item housed in OV 53)
21
53
Ray Green - Album Cover, 1946
21
54
Peggy Guggenheim Gates, 1961-1964
21
55
The Head-Royce School - Alumni/Student Art Show, 1995
21
56
Louis Heyn - "Structure and Flow #3,", 1969
21
57
Louis Heyn - "Structure and Flow #3" Donated to Long Beach Museum of Art, 1972
21
58
Hyland Lab, Costa Mesa - "DNA Molecule,", 1969-1970
(Oversized item housed in OV 53)
21
59-60
Joseph Magnin, Inc., 1965
(oversized item housed in OV 54)
21
61
Alan Leslie - "Never Ending Screen" and "Coachella Valley,", 1984
21
62
Arthur and Edith Levin - Suspended Pieces, 1978-1979
21
63
Arthur J. Levin - "Space Variables,", 1978
21
64
Lewis and Clark Mural Proposal, circa 1945
21
65
Liethold Residence, 1978
21
66
Long Beach Museum of Art - Heyn Fountain Gift, 1991
22
1
Los Angeles Harbor Department, 1979
22
2
Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, 1990
22
3
Mayer Family, 1949
22
4
Murals, 1943-1944
22
5
Mural at U.S. Naval Hospital, San Leandro, CA, 1946
22
6
Research on Murals, circa 1940-1945
22
7
Don and Helen Olsen Mural, 1955-1956
(oversized item housed in OV 51)
22
8
Painted Costume for Ray Green and May O'Donnell Show, 1941
22
9
James Pick - "Never Ending Screen,", 1980-1981
22
10
Public Arts Program, 1992
22
11
Jack Quinn - "Gates,", 1992
22
12
Rich's Department Store, Knoxville, 1955
22
13
Sam Rubenstein Windows, 1971-1972
(oversized item housed in OV 51)
22
14
St. Basil's Church, circa 1964-1966
22
15
St. Basil's Church, circa 1967-1969
(3 folders, oversized item housed in OV 52)
22
16-18
St. Basil's Church - Publicity, 1968-1975
22
19
St. Basil's Church - Model for Windows, 1965
22
20
St. Basil's Church - Contract Correspondence, 1967
22
21
St. Basil's Church - Contracts, 1967
22
22
St. Basil's Church - Finances, 1967-1969
(Oversized items housed in OV 52)
22
23
St. Luke's Church, Long Beach - "Sun Dial,", 1969-1970
22
24
San Diego State University, Library Classroom Building, 1970
(oversized item in OV 50)
22
25
Henry Segerstrom - Two Copper and Venetian Glass Gates, 1987-1988
(oversized item in OV 51)
22
26
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa - Gates, 1982
(2 folders)
22
27-28
Louis Stratham, Lone Pine, California - Sculpture, 1973-1974
(Oversized items housed in OV 53)
22
29
William Street - Fireplace Screen, 1981-1982
22
30
Submissions for Commission Projects, 1982-1983
22
31
U.S. Naval Hospital, San Leandro, CA, 1944-1945
22
32
University of California, Los Angeles - "Point as Set #25,", 1970-1971
22
33
University of Southern California, Eileen Norris Cinema Building - "Film Strip,", 1975-1976
22
34
Leopold Vitorage, 1973
22
35
Oversized California State University - Dominquez Hills - "The Forum,", 1986
(from Box 21, F. 29)
42
Oversized Architectural Plans for Unidentified House, circa 1965-1975
42
Oversized San Diego State University, Library Classroom Building, 1970
(from Box 22, F. 25)
OV 50
Oversized Knoxville, Tennessee Department Store - Rough Preliminary Drawing, 1955
OV 50
Oversized Galerie Stadler, Paris - Drawings for Staircase Sculpture, 1955
OV 51
Oversized Donald Olsen - Drawing of Mural in Stairwell, 1956
(from Box 22, F. 8)
OV 51
Oversized Sam Rubenstein - Drawing for Windows, 1971-1972
(from Box 22, F. 14)
OV 51
Oversized Henry Segerstrom - Drawings for Two Copper and Venetian Glass Gates, 1987
(from Box 22, F. 26)
OV 51
Oversized St. Basil's Church - Monthly Expense Sheets, 1967-1969
(from Box 22, F. 23)
(15 sheets)
OV 52
Oversized St. Basil's Church - Progress Schedule, 1967-1969
(2 sheets, from Box 22, F. 16-18)
OV 52
Oversized St. Basil's Church - Drawing for Narthex, circa 1967
(from Box 22, F. 16-18)
OV 52
Oversized St. Basil's Church - Drawings for Bronze Doors, 1967
(from Box 22, F. 16-18)
(3 sheets)
OV 52
Oversized St. Basil's Church - Details for Narthex, Nave, and Tower Windows, 1967-1969
(from Box 22, F. 16-18))
OV 52
Oversized California State University, Long Beach - First International Sculpture Symposium - Supports for Sculpture, 1965
(from Box 21, F. 40)
OV 53
Oversized Louis Stratham, Lone Pine, California - Drawing for "Fire and Ice" Lamps on Fence and "Structure and Flow #4" Fountain, 1973-1974
(from Box 22, F. 29)
OV 53
Oversized California State College, Fullerton, Men's Gymnasium - Plan for Relief called "Game Wall,", 1965
(from Box 21, F. 38-39)
OV 53
Oversized Golden Gateway North, San Francisco - Plan for "Tide Pool Fountain,", 1981-1982
(from Box 21, F. 53)
OV 53
Oversized Hyland Laboratories, Costa Mesa - Plans and Drawings for "DNA Molecules,", 1970
(5 sheets, from Box 21, F. 59-60)
OV 53
Oversized Sam Rubenstein - "Tide Pools,", 1981
(2 drawings)
OV 53
Oversized Joseph Magnin, Inc. - Plans for Sculpture, 1965
(2 sheets, from Box 21, F. 61)
OV 54
Oversized Ambassador College, Pasadena - General Landscape Grading Plan, 1957
OV 54

Series 6: Writings , circa 1929-1993
(Box 22-26, 42, 55; 4.6 linear feet)

Falkenstein's work as a prolific writer, particularly in the 1940s and 1950s, is well-documented here through her numerous published articles in Arts and Architecture magazine, and the New York Herald-Tribune. Her work for Arts and Architecture was primarily written for the "Art Comments from San Francisco" section. She was living in Paris when she contributed an art news column to the New York Herald-Tribune.
Also found here are five diaries and one journal dating from circa 1929-1978. The entries are inconsistent and concern mostly travel. The diaries from 1929 and 1934 are more personal. Falkenstein also maintained extensive notes and notebooks about artwork ideas, observations about art, research, and even drafts of letters. There are also many notes about various topics, including art and class notes. Additional writings are eclectic and cover a wide range of topics of interest to Falkenstein, including music, poetry, the script for Falkestein's film entitled Touching the Quick and drafts of her unpublished book on murals. A handful of writings by others are found, most with annotations by Falkenstein.
Writings are arranged into 5 subseries:
  • 6.1: Published Articles, 1948-1958
  • 6.2: Diaries and Journals, 1929-1978
  • 6.3: Notes and Notebooks, circa 1930-1989
  • 6.4: Other Writings By Falkenstein, circa 1929-1993
  • 6.5: Writings By Others, circa 1938-1972
6.1: Published Articles, 1948-1958
This subseries contains published articles, the majority of which were written for the "Art Comments from San Francisco" section of Arts and Architecture magazine. The files contain drafts and notes for the articles, copies of the published material, and correspondence with editors. When Falkenstein moved to Paris in the early 1950s, she supplemented her income by writing a column on art news for the New York Herald Tribune. These articles are also found here.
Files are arranged alphabetically by publication and then chronologically by date. File contents are arranged chronologically.
DescriptionContainer
Articles in Arts and Architecture, February 1948, April 1948
22
36
Articles in Arts and Architecture, April 1948
22
37
Articles in Arts and Architecture, June-July, 1948
22
38
Article in Arts and Architecture - "Art in Cinema,", October 1948
22
39
Articles in Arts and Architecture, November-December 1948
22
40
Articles in Arts and Architecture, Review of "Masterpieces from Berlin Masters" Exhibit, circa 1948
22
41
Articles in Arts and Architecture, circa 1947-1950
22
42
Articles in Arts and Architecture, 1948-1949
22
43
Articles in Arts and Architecture, circa 1948-1949
22
44
Articles in Arts and Architecture, March 1949, May 1949
22
45
Articles in Arts and Architecture, August-September 1949
22
46
Articles in Arts and Architecture, November 1949
22
47
Articles in Arts and Architecture, circa 1949-1950
22
48
Articles in Arts and Architecture, March 1950, May 1950
22
49
Articles in Arts and Architecture, circa 1952-1958
22
50
Article - New York Herald-Tribune, 1955
22
51
Article - San Francisco Chronicle, 1951
22
52
Drafts of Published Articles, circa 1948-1958
22
53
Drafts of Published Articles, circa 1951-1958
22
54
6.2: Diaries and Journals, 1929-1978
Diaries are not complete and are limited. Most of the volumes focus on travel, with observations about art and architecture, visits with friends, and her efforts to work on her art while traveling. The diaries from 1929 and 1934 contain more personal entries about love and relationships.
DescriptionContainer
Diary, circa 1929
23
1
Diary with Poems, 1934
23
2
Diaries, 1951
23
3
Diary, 1956
23
4
Diary of Trip to Europe, 1978
23
5
Journal, 1978
23
6
6.3: Notes and Notebooks, circa 1930-1989
Throughout her life, Falkenstein maintained files containing notes about events in her life, including ideas and plans for her artwork; observations about meetings, exhibitions, commissions, and lectures; lists of art supply purchases; research notes; and reminders about upcoming activites. Some files contain drafts of letters.
DescriptionContainer
Notes, circa 1930-1990
(13 folders)
23
7-19
Notebooks, circa 1940-1960
(12 folders)
23
20-31
Notebooks, circa 1966-1985
(22 folders)
24
1-22
Notebooks, circa 1985-1989
(4 folders)
25
1-4
6.4: Other Writings by Falkenstein, circa 1929-1993
Eclectic writings by Falkenstein are mostly unpublished, beginning with her writings as an undergraduate at UC, Berkeley and ending with her observations about her artwork in the 1990s. Travel notes are not diary entries but more formal writings about tours Falkenstein organized in France and Italy. Of particular interest are the poetry and music files which document Falkenstein's wide range of artistic endeavors. This subseries also contains notes and the script for Falkestein's film entitled Touching the Quick and drafts of her unpublished book on murals. The observations on her artwork contain notes and more formal writings on specific pieces of sculpture.
DescriptionContainer
Class Notes - UC Berkeley, circa 1929
(7 folders)
25
5-11
Notes from Anatomy Class, circa 1930
(2 folders)
25
12-13
Notes on Trip to Mexico, 1934
25
14
Notes from Drive Across Country, 1950
25
15
Notes on trip to Italy and France, circa 1959-1960
25
16
Notes from Trip to Italy, circa 1960-1961
25
17
Notes from Trip to Paris, circa 1993
25
18
Poetry, 1932-1954
(3 folders, oversized item housed in OV 55)
25
19-21
Notes, including Poetry, circa 1932-1938
(2 folders)
25
22-23
Music, circa 1933
(6 folders)
25
24-29
Notes on Falkenstein's Film "Touching the Quick,", circa 1948
25
30
Script and Direction for Falkenstein's Film "Touching the Quick,", circa 1948
25
31
Drafts of Book on Murals, circa 1950
(4 folders)
25
32-35
Notes on Book on Murals, circa 1950
25
36
Notes on Artwork "The Sun" Series, circa 1960
25
37
Notes on Artwork "Sculptured Water,", 1963-1965
25
38
Notes on Artwork "Vibration,", 1965
25
39
Notes on Artwork "Structure and Flow,", circa 1965-1969
25
40
Notes on Artwork "Simultaneity,", circa 1970
25
41
Notes on Artwork "Fertility,", Undated
25
42
Notes on Vocabulary for Artwork "Exploding the Volume,", circa 1980-1990
25
43
Notes on Sculpture, 1963
25
44
Notes on Works of Art, circa 1947-1984
25
45
Notes on Art Techniques and Supplies, circa 1945
25
46
Learning French, circa 1951
26
1
Museum Report for School Project, circa 1928
26
2
Notes on Discussion with Frank Lobdell and Tom Roberts, 1951
26
3
Notes from The Anatomy of Art by Herbert Read, circa 1935-1940
26
4
Writings on Aesthetics, circa 1960
26
5
Oversized Text from Falkenstein's Film "Seven Episodes, Seven Works,", circa 1976
42
Oversized Poetry, 1933
(from Box 24, F. 8-10)
OV 55
6.5: Writings by Others, circa 1938-1972
This subseries contains writings by other authors, most of which contain annotations by Falkenstein. Of particular interest is a signed handwritten document in French by Francis Picabia.
DescriptionContainer
Bernard Zakheim, circa 1938
26
6
Amedee Ozenfant, 1942
26
7
Francis Picabia, 1950
26
8
Peter Jones, 1972
26
9

6.1: Published Articles , 1948-1958

This subseries contains published articles, the majority of which were written for the "Art Comments from San Francisco" section of Arts and Architecture magazine. The files contain drafts and notes for the articles, copies of the published material, and correspondence with editors. When Falkenstein moved to Paris in the early 1950s, she supplemented her income by writing a column on art news for the New York Herald Tribune. These articles are also found here.
Files are arranged alphabetically by publication and then chronologically by date. File contents are arranged chronologically.
Description Container
Articles in Arts and Architecture, February 1948, April 1948
22
36
Articles in Arts and Architecture, April 1948
22
37
Articles in Arts and Architecture, June-July, 1948
22
38
Article in Arts and Architecture - "Art in Cinema,", October 1948
22
39
Articles in Arts and Architecture, November-December 1948
22
40
Articles in Arts and Architecture, Review of "Masterpieces from Berlin Masters" Exhibit, circa 1948
22
41
Articles in Arts and Architecture, circa 1947-1950
22
42
Articles in Arts and Architecture, 1948-1949
22
43
Articles in Arts and Architecture, circa 1948-1949
22
44
Articles in Arts and Architecture, March 1949, May 1949
22
45
Articles in Arts and Architecture, August-September 1949
22
46
Articles in Arts and Architecture, November 1949
22
47
Articles in Arts and Architecture, circa 1949-1950
22
48
Articles in Arts and Architecture, March 1950, May 1950
22
49
Articles in Arts and Architecture, circa 1952-1958
22
50
Article - New York Herald-Tribune, 1955
22
51
Article - San Francisco Chronicle, 1951
22
52
Drafts of Published Articles, circa 1948-1958
22
53
Drafts of Published Articles, circa 1951-1958
22
54

6.2: Diaries and Journals , 1929-1978

Diaries are not complete and are limited. Most of the volumes focus on travel, with observations about art and architecture, visits with friends, and her efforts to work on her art while traveling. The diaries from 1929 and 1934 contain more personal entries about love and relationships.
Description Container
Diary, circa 1929
23
1
Diary with Poems, 1934
23
2
Diaries, 1951
23
3
Diary, 1956
23
4
Diary of Trip to Europe, 1978
23
5
Journal, 1978
23
6

6.3: Notes and Notebooks , circa 1930-1989

Throughout her life, Falkenstein maintained files containing notes about events in her life, including ideas and plans for her artwork; observations about meetings, exhibitions, commissions, and lectures; lists of art supply purchases; research notes; and reminders about upcoming activites. Some files contain drafts of letters.
Description Container
Notes, circa 1930-1990
(13 folders)
23
7-19
Notebooks, circa 1940-1960
(12 folders)
23
20-31
Notebooks, circa 1966-1985
(22 folders)
24
1-22
Notebooks, circa 1985-1989
(4 folders)
25
1-4

6.4: Other Writings by Falkenstein , circa 1929-1993

Eclectic writings by Falkenstein are mostly unpublished, beginning with her writings as an undergraduate at UC, Berkeley and ending with her observations about her artwork in the 1990s. Travel notes are not diary entries but more formal writings about tours Falkenstein organized in France and Italy. Of particular interest are the poetry and music files which document Falkenstein's wide range of artistic endeavors. This subseries also contains notes and the script for Falkestein's film entitled Touching the Quick and drafts of her unpublished book on murals. The observations on her artwork contain notes and more formal writings on specific pieces of sculpture.
The files are arranged by type of material. File contents are arranged chronologically.
Description Container
Class Notes - UC Berkeley, circa 1929
(7 folders)
25
5-11
Notes from Anatomy Class, circa 1930
(2 folders)
25
12-13
Notes on Trip to Mexico, 1934
25
14
Notes from Drive Across Country, 1950
25
15
Notes on trip to Italy and France, circa 1959-1960
25
16
Notes from Trip to Italy, circa 1960-1961
25
17
Notes from Trip to Paris, circa 1993
25
18
Poetry, 1932-1954
(3 folders, oversized item housed in OV 55)
25
19-21
Notes, including Poetry, circa 1932-1938
(2 folders)
25
22-23
Music, circa 1933
(6 folders)
25
24-29
Notes on Falkenstein's Film "Touching the Quick,", circa 1948
25
30
Script and Direction for Falkenstein's Film "Touching the Quick,", circa 1948
25
31
Drafts of Book on Murals, circa 1950
(4 folders)
25
32-35
Notes on Book on Murals, circa 1950
25
36
Notes on Artwork "The Sun" Series, circa 1960
25
37
Notes on Artwork "Sculptured Water,", 1963-1965
25
38
Notes on Artwork "Vibration,", 1965
25
39
Notes on Artwork "Structure and Flow,", circa 1965-1969
25
40
Notes on Artwork "Simultaneity,", circa 1970
25
41
Notes on Artwork "Fertility,", Undated
25
42
Notes on Vocabulary for Artwork "Exploding the Volume,", circa 1980-1990
25
43
Notes on Sculpture, 1963
25
44
Notes on Works of Art, circa 1947-1984
25
45
Notes on Art Techniques and Supplies, circa 1945
25
46
Learning French, circa 1951
26
1
Museum Report for School Project, circa 1928
26
2
Notes on Discussion with Frank Lobdell and Tom Roberts, 1951
26
3
Notes from The Anatomy of Art by Herbert Read, circa 1935-1940
26
4
Writings on Aesthetics, circa 1960
26
5
Oversized Text from Falkenstein's Film "Seven Episodes, Seven Works,", circa 1976
42
Oversized Poetry, 1933
(from Box 24, F. 8-10)
OV 55

6.5: Writings by Others , circa 1938-1972

This subseries contains writings by other authors, most of which contain annotations by Falkenstein. Of particular interest is a signed handwritten document in French by Francis Picabia.
The files are arranged chronologically by date.
Description Container
Bernard Zakheim, circa 1938
26
6
Amedee Ozenfant, 1942
26
7
Francis Picabia, 1950
26
8
Peter Jones, 1972
26
9

Series 7: Teaching, 1929-1995 ,
(Box 26; .8 linear feet)

This series documents Falkenstein's long career as a teacher and lecturer with correspondence, contracts, and notes on her many lecture engagements at schools, galleries, museums, and art associations. The remaining files document Falkenstein's teaching positions, including her first position at Mills College in California from 1946-1947. These files include lesson plans and notes, contracts, and correspondence. The files on her tenure at the Pond Farm Workshops are particularly interesting, with notes about her fellow teacher Frans Wildenhain and correspondence with workshop owners, Jane and Gordon Herr.
Description Container
California Labor School, 1945-1947
(2 folders)
26
10-11
California School of Fine Arts, 1946-1950, 1958
(2 folders)
26
12-13
California State University, Distinguished Artists' Forum, 1985
26
14
Claremont Graduate School, 1983
26
15
College Art Association, 1980-1981
26
16
East Bay Teachers' Union Program for Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1931
26
17
Lectures, circa 1945-1995
(5 folders)
26
18-22
Long Beach Museum of Art - Lecture Notes, 1993
26
23
Los Angeles County Schools - Galleries-in-the-Schools Workshop, 1985
26
24
Los Angeles District Assembly of Delphian Chapters, 1972
26
25
Mills College, circa 1945-1947
(5 folders)
26
26-30
Patri School of Art Fundamentals, 1948
26
31
The Pilchuk School, Seattle, 1983
26
32
Pond Farm Workshops, Guerneville, California, 1949-1950
(2 folders)
26
33-34
San Francisco Museum of Art, circa 1945-1949
(3 folders)
26
35-37
San Jose Art League, 1986
26
38
Teaching Notes, 1939-1950
(8 folders)
26
39-46
University of California, Davis, 1978
26
47
University of California, Riverside, 1985
26
48
University of Southern California, Friends of Fine Arts Studio Tour and Lecture, 1985
26
49
University of Southern California, Idyllwild Campus, circa 1982-1985
(2 folders)
26
50-51
UCLA Extension Course, 1972
26
52
UCLA Faculty Women's Club, 1972
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Utah State University, 1972
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Writings on Teaching, circa 1946-1947
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55

Series 8: Photographs , circa 1890-1997
(Box 27-35, 43, 55-56; 9.5 linear feet)

There are extensive photographs of Falkenstein, her family and friends, colleagues, commissions, exhibitions, and works of art. These images provide an exhaustive visual inventory of her art from her first wood sculptures to her last commission at California State University, Dominiquez Hills in 1986. Included are many images of Falkenstein, of Falkenstien with her art, of Falkentstien working, and of Falkenstein's studio. There are numerous photographs of Falkenstein with friends, family, and colleagues in social or work settings. Also found are photographs of exhibition openings, installation views, and works of art exhibited. Additional photographs document Falkenstein's commissions, including images of her at work. Other images of commissions may also be found in the Commissions series, but the bulk are filed here. There are numerous photographs of Falkenstein's individual works of art, including drawings, sculpture, jewelry, murals, lamps, and ceramics.
Photographs are arranged into 8 subseries:
  • 8.1: Falkenstein, circa 1920-1997
  • 8.2: Falkenstein with Family and Friends, 1933-1997
  • 8.3: Family and Friends,circa 1890-1997
  • 8.4: Travel, 1935-1978
  • 8.5. Commissions, 1944-1995
  • 8.6: Exhibitions, 1941-1995
  • 8.7: Works of Art, circa 1935-1995
  • 8.8: Miscellaneous, 1933-1995
8.1: Falkenstein, 1974-1991
8.1.1: Single Images, circa 1920-1997
These files contain single images of Falkenstein, including several photographs taken a few months before her death in 1997. The self-portraits are photographs of drawings Falkenstein made of herself using an old photograph as a guide.
DescriptionContainer
Claire Falkenstein, circa 1920-1950
(2 folders)
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Claire Falkenstein, circa 1951-1997
(3 folders, oversized items housed in OV 56)
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Self-Portraits, circa 1930
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Claire Falkenstein in her Garden, circa 1978-1980
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Claire Falkenstein on Horseback, 1987
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Claire Falkenstein Negatives, circa 1920-1950
27
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Claire Falkenstein Negatives, circa 1950-1997
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10
8.1.2: Working, circa 1946-1997
These files contain photographs of Falkenstein with her works of art, both posed shots with artwork as well as more informal shots of her working in her California and Paris studios.
DescriptionContainer
Claire Falkenstein with her Works of Art, circa 1946-1997
(5 folders, oversized items housed in Box 43)
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Claire Falkenstein with Her Works of Art in Paris, circa 1953-1955
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Claire Falkenstein with "Spring Stampede,", circa 1988
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Claire Falkenstein Working on her Art, circa 1946-1996
(3 folders)
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Claire Falkenstein Working in her Studio, circa 1990-1992
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Claire Falkenstein with her Works of Art - Negatives, circa 1946-1997
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Claire Falkenstein with her Works of Art - Negatives, circa 1946-1997
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8.1.3: Studios and House, 1965-1997
Throughout much of her career, Falkenstein maintained studios in California and Paris. These files capture both spaces. In the early 1960s, Falkenstein purchased waterfront property in Venice, California and created living quarters with an attached studio large enough to work on her sculptures. She renovated the space again in the late 1980s. Photographs here capture this space.
DescriptionContainer
Ocean Front Walk Studio and House Construction, 1965
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Ocean Front Walk Property Studio and Garden, circa 1965
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Ocean Front Walk Studio, 1967
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Paris Studio, circa 1975-1985
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Ocean Front Walk Property Garden, circa 1980
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Ocean Front Walk Property Upstairs Studio, circa 1990
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Ocean Front Walk Property, circa 1990
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Ocean Front Walk Studio - Renovation, 1990
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Ocean Front Walk Property House and Studio, circa 1990-1997
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Beach Scenes from Ocean Front Walk Property, 1997
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Ocean Front Walk Property Studio - Negatives, circa 1965-1990
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8.2:: Falkenstein with Family and Friends, 1933-1997
This subseries contains images of Falkestein with her family, friends, and colleagues. They include both identified and unidentified individuals posing with Falkenstein. Many images are group shots taken at dinners, parties, or outings. Of particular interest are the images of Falkenstein with her friend, Michel Tapie. The files also contain early images of Falkenstein with her husband, Richard McCarthy
DescriptionContainer
Claire Falkenstein with Helen Bickel (sister) circa 1933, 1960
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Claire Falkenstein with Betty Freeman - Dinner Party, 1974
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Claire Falkenstein with Diane Divelbess, circa 1980-1982
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Claire Falkenstein with Lena Hansen, circa 1993
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Claire Falkenstein with Martha Jackson, circa 1965-1969
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Claire Falkenstein with Richard McCarthy, circa 1940-1950
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Claire Falkenstein in Venice with Berto Morucchio, 1971
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Claire Falkenstein with Hal Nelson, 1994
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Claire Falkenstein with Paul Karlstrom and Susan Lawrence, 1997
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Lunch with Sue and David Parry and Elaine Jones, circa 1991
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Falkenstein with Michel Tapie, circa 1957-1966
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Falkenstein with Alan Becky and Susannah Temko, circa 1980
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Falkenstein with Friends, circa 1917-1949
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Falkenstein with Friends, circa 1950-1970
(2 folders)
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Falkenstein with Friends, circa 1952-1958
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Falkenstein with Friends in Europe, circa 1953
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Falkenstein with Friends, circa 1970-1997
(3 folders)
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Falkenstein with Friends at Venice Studio Event, circa 1970
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Falkenstein with Friends at Party, 1976
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Falkenstein with Friends at July 4th Party, 1977
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Claire Falkenstein in Oregon with Friends, 1979
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Claire Falkenstein with Friends at NASA Exhibit, circa 1987
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Falkenstein with Friends at Christmas Party, 1992
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Falkenstein with Friends at Party, circa 1993
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Falkenstein with Friends at Studio Event, circa 1993
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Claire Falkenstein, Family, Friends, and Travel - Negatives, circa 1930-1960
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Claire Falkenstein, Family, Friends, and Travel - Negatives, circa 1930-1960
(2 folders)
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8.3:: Family and Friends, circa 1890-1997
This subseries contains images of Falkenstein's family, friends, and colleagues. She is not present in the majority of these photographs. Several images from the 1890s to the 1920s are included in this subseries but they are largely unidentified. Of particular interest are the images of Falkenstein's good friend, May O'Donnell, a dancer and choreographer who studied with Martha Graham. There are also images of Mark Tobey and Michel Tapie.
DescriptionContainer
Moo Anderson, 1980
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Helen and Frank Bickel (Falkenstein's Sister), 1910, 1969
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Vanner Bickel with his Family (Falkenstein's nephew), circa 1933-1967
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Olive Cowell, circa 1969
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Victor Cusack, circa 1980
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Lena Hansen in Venice, 1992
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8
Louis Heyn - Last Visit, 1980
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9
Richard McCarthy (Falkenstein's husband), circa 1929-1950
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Lani, Don, and Natalie Martin (Falkenstein's niece), circa 1980
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11
Luigi Moretti - Negatives, circa 1951-1968
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May O'Donnell circa 1947
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Bob Royston, 1989
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Bozidar von Serda, 1964
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Michel Tapie, circa 1955-1965
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Susannah Temko, circa 1977-1978
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Mark Tobey, 1969
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May O'Donnell - Negatives, circa 1947
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Susannah Temko - Negatives, circa 1977-1978
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Family and Friends - Unidentified, circa 1890-1940
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Friends - Unidentified, circa 1930-1997
(4 folders)
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Friends - Unidentified - Negatives, circa 1930-1997
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8.4:: Travel, 1935-1978
The majority of these files document Falkenstein's many trips to Europe. The general travel files contain unidentified snapshots, probably of Falkenstein's trip to Mexico with her husband in the 1930s.
DescriptionContainer
Travel - France, 1959
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Travel - Greece, 1970
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Travel - Japan, 1970
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Travel to Europe - Paris, Luxembourg Gardens, circa 1975
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Travel - Italy, 1978
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Travel - General, 1935-1945
(3 folders)
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Travel - Negatives, circa 1935-1945
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8.5:: Commissions 1944-1995
The photographs in this subseries are a visual complement to the textual records in the commission series. They include images of project construction, as well as photographs of the completed commissions. Photographs of one of Falkenstein's first public fountain commissions, "Structure and Flow #2" at California Federal Savings and Loan, are particularly extensive and include installation photographs. In 1995, the fountain was dismantled and the copper parts were stolen. Images of the deteriorating fountain are also included in these files. In addition, the subseries contains photographs of the gates that Falkenstein designed and built for Peggy Guggenheim's villa in Venice.
St. Basil Church, the largest commission of Falkenstein's career is also documented in this subseries.
DescriptionContainer
Tito Bastianello, Window on Grand Canal in Venice, 1963
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Joseph Bransten Table, 1948
(2 folders, oversized items housed in Box 43)
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Robert Buffum, Suspended Fountain, 1962
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California Department of Motor Vehicles, "Traffic Interchange,", 1987
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California Federal Savings and Loan, "Structure and Flow #2" Construction, 1964
(3 folders)
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California Federal Savings and Loan, "Structure and Flow #2,", 1964-1965
(5 folders)
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California Federal Savings and Loan, "Structure and Flow #2" Installation, 1964
(2 folders)
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California Federal Savings and Loan, "Structure and Flow #2" - Deterioration of Fountain, 1995
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Men's Gymnasium, CSU Fullerton - Relief called "Game Wall,", 1965
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California State University, Dominquez Hills - Tribute to A. Quincy Jones, Models of "The Forum,", circa 1986
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California State University, Dominquez Hills - Tribute to A. Quincy Jones, Open Reception of "The Forum,", 1986
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California State University, Dominquez Hills - Tribute to A. Quincy Jones "The Forum,", circa 1986
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California State University, Fullerton, 1976
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California State University, Long Beach - First International Sculpture Symposium - "U as a Set,", 1965
(2 folders)
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57-58
City of Coos Bay, Oregon - "Signs of the Pacific,", 1976
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Dallas Conklin "Sign of the Pacific,", 1960
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David Parry and Associates, circa 1980
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Garrett Eckbo and Bob Royston, Hanging Fountain, 1965
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Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego - "Accelerating Point,", 1974
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Fresno Mall, California - "Three Fires,", 1965-1966
(6 folders)
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2-7
Fresno Mall, California - "Leaping Fire,", 1966
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8
Galeria Spazio Stair Screen, 1954
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9
Galerie Stadler Stair Sculpture, 1955
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10
Golden Gateway North, San Francisco - "Tide Pool Fountain,", 1983
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Peggy Guggenheim Gate, 1961
(2 folders, oversized items housed in Box 43)
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Louis Heyn and Long Beach Museum of Art - "Sculpture and Flow #3,", 1969-1971
(14 folders)
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Louis Heyn and Long Beach Museum of Art - "Sculpture and Flow #3" Installation, 1974
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Hyland Laboratories, Costa Mesa - "DNA Molecules,", 1970
(2 folders)
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Joseph Magnin Store Interior Fountain, 1970
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Laurel Hill Cemetery, 1949
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Arthur and Edith Levin Suspended Fountain, 1978-1979
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The Newquists - "The Sun,", circa 1980
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Donald Olsen Mural in Stairwell, 1956
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Palm Springs Desert Museum - "Cossman Fountain,", 1975
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Phoenix Art Museum Sculpture for Reflecting Pool, 1965
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Princess Pignatelli Grotto Gates in Rome, 1957
(Oversized items housed in Box 43)
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K. Reswick Ring, circa 1973
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Robert Robles, Los Angeles - "Structure and Flow,", 1963
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Alix de Rothchild, 1962
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Bob Royston Fountain, 1964
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Sam Rubenstein Entrance Doors, 1972-1973
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43
Sam Rubenstein - "Tide Pools,", 1981
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John Sadler - "Sun Dial,", 1969
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St. Basil's Church, Los Angeles - Window Screens, Doors, and Rectory Screens, 1968-1969
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St. Basil's Church, Los Angeles - Window Screens, Doors, and Rectory Screens, 1968-1969
(3 folders)
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1-3
St. Basil's Church, Los Angeles - Window Screens, Doors, and Rectory Screen Construction, 1968-1969
(Oversized items housed in Box 43)
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4
St. Basil's Church, Los Angeles - Side Narthex Gates, 1968-1969
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St. Basil's Church, Los Angeles - Window Screens, Doors, and Rectory Screens, Negatives, 1968-1969
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St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Long Beach - "Sun Dial,", 1969
(2 folders)
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7-8
San Diego Fine Arts Gallery - "Accelerating Point" for Reflecting Pool, 1974
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9
San Leandro Naval Hospital War Murals, 1944-1945
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10
Mel and Jerrie Scott Chain, 1949
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11
Segerstrom Gates, 1988
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12
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa - "Sun Ribbon,", 1982
(5 folders)
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Arthur Spitzer - "Signs" Divider between Library and Dining Room, 1967
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Louis Stratham, Lone Pine, California - "Fire and Ice" Lamps on Fence and "Structure and Flow #4" Fountain, 1973-1974
(2 folders)
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19-20
Tate Gallery, London - "Point as a Set #26" Homage to Herbert Read, 1971
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University of Southern California, Bing Theater - "Continuum,", 1976
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UCLA, Hilgard Entrance - "Point as a Set #25,", 1970
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University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Eileen Norris Theater - "Film Strip" and "Montage Sections,", 1973-1975
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George Walker - "The Surf: Skeleton of a Wave,", 1982
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25
John C. Warneke "Wind Modillator,", 1947
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South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa - "Sun Ribbon" Negatives, 1982
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8.6:: Exhibitions, 1941-1995
Photographs of exhibitions include openings, installations, artwork, and exhibition sites. Of particular interest are the photographs from Falkenstein's many exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Art from 1941 to 1958. These files document Falkenstein's first exhibitions and contain many images of her early sculptures.
DescriptionContainer
Art Council, Thousand Oaks, California, 1975
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28
Bolles Gallery, circa 1958
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Bonestell Gallery, circa 1944
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California State University, Stanislow, 1987
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California Federal Savings and Loan, 1970
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Coos Bay Art Museum, Oregon, 1976
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David Anderson Gallery, 1985
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DeYoung Museum, 1947
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Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, 1963
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Fisher Gallery - "Still Working,", 1995
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Fresno Art Center, 1969
(2 folders)
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Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, 1956
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Galerie Parnass, Wupertal, Germany, 1960
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Galerie Stadler, Paris, 1962
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Gallery Mayer, 1959
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Gallery Spazio, 1954
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Hemmerdinger Gallery, Palm Desert, California, 1984
(2 folders)
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Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 1981-1987
(2 folders)
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Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 1989
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Long Beach Museum of Art, 1968
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Loyola Marymount College, 1988
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Martha Jackson Gallery, 1965
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Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, circa 1993
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Neill Gallery, New York, 1980
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New York - Rome Art Foundation, 1960
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Oakland Flower Show, 1946-1947
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Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1980
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Phoenix Museum of Art, 1967, 1975
(2 folders)
31
1-2
Polly Friedlander Gallery, Seattle, 1974
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Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, 1973
(2 folders)
31
4-5
Salon di Mai, 1961
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6
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1941-1958
(5 folders)
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7-11
Sherman Foundation, 1971
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12
Thousand Oaks Art Council, Thousand Oaks, California, 1975
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13
Torque Gallery, 1976, 1981
(2 folders)
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Unidentified Exhibitions, circa 1944-1990
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University Art Gallery, California State University, Riverside, 1984
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Werkbund in Berlin, Germany, 1952
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8.7:: Works of Art, circa 1935-1995
This subseries reflects Falkenstein's extensive visual documentation of her artwork. The files include photographs of the majority of her pieces, including sculpture, drawings, paintings, murals, jewelry, lamps, wallpaper. For the most part, these are images of the artwork only.
DescriptionContainer
"Accelerating Point,", 1975
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Copper Welding Leading to "Accelerating Point,", circa 1970
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"Allegory" Detail, 1975
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"Chain,", 1976
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"Connections,", 1983
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"The Couple,", circa 1953
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"The Cradles,", 1975
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"Envelope" and "Involuting Zero,", circa 1935-1995
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"Fly,", 1970
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"Flora,", 1971
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"Fulcrum,", circa 1970
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