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Craig Kauffman papers, 1946-1997

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as five series.

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , circa 1950-1990
0.5 Linear feet
Box 1

Biographical materials consist of 3 address books; artist statements; awards and certificates; curriculum vitae; and 10 day journals that include daily logs of activities, some comments about Kauffman's feelings and the status of his projects, and notes taken during travel in Europe, some of which appear to be written by an unidentified author. Also found in this series are identification documents, a few oral history transcripts, personal business records, student records, and a few writings.
Description Container Select
Address Books, circa 1950s
3 books
1
1-2
Astrological Reading, 1971
1
3
Awards and Certificates, 1950-1979
1
4
Curriculum Vitae, circa 1972-circa 1987
1
5-6
Day Journals, 1972-1984, undated
10 journals
1
7-16
Family Documents, circa 1988
1
17
Identification Documents, 1932-1974
1
18
Oral History Transcripts, 1977-1978
1
19
Personal Business File, circa 1962-1990
1
20
School Yearbook, 1950
1
21
Student Records, circa 1950
1
22
Writings, undated
1
23

Series 2: Correspondence , circa 1956-1997
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2, 6

This series includes correspondence between Kauffman and his mother and other family members, discussing his travels in Europe with his wife Vivian. Professional correspondence is with artists, galleries, and colleagues including Lisa Adams, Billy Al Bengston, Alan Lynch, Ed Moses, and Babe Shapiro. Also found are personal letters of a romantic nature.
Description Container Select
A, 1987
1
24
Adams, Lisa, 1986-1996
1
25
B, 1987
1
26
Bengston, Billy Al, 1958-1959
1
27
Bungay, David, 1989-1991
1
28
Cecil, Sandy, 1994
1
29
Christensen, Dorte, 1967
1
30
Conkey, G. Austin, 1979
1
31
C.Z., 1988-1995
1
32
D, 1982-1987
1
33
Dilexi Gallery, 1961
1
34
EMZ, 1959
1
35
Family, To Family from Kauffman, circa 1956-1967
1
36
Family, To Kauffman from Mother, 1982-1987
1
37
First Name Only, circa 1960-1992
1
38
First Names or Unidentified Sender Post Cards, circa 1968-circa 1986
1
39-40
Fretter, William B., 1982
1
41
Fujinami, Noriko, 1982-1989
1
42
Gianakos, Steve, 1987-1989
2
1
Gianakos, Steve, 1989
6
1
Green, Susan, 1987
2
2
H, 1987
2
3
Hernandez, Sandra, 1986-1988
2
4
J, 1991-1992
2
5
K, 1960-1993
2
6
Kauffman, Phyllis, 1956
2
7
Kauffman, Vivian, circa 1977
2
8
Kerr, Les, 1960
2
9
L, 1972-1973
2
10
Letters from Kauffman, 1986-1994
2
11
Lloyd, Frank Scott, 1972-1994
2
12
Lynch, Alan, 1959-1988
2
13
McCurry, Michael, 1993
2
14
Moses, Ed, 1960
2
15
Park, Hyuna, circa 1990-1997
2
16
Pasadena Art Alliance, 1988
2
17
R, circa 1976-1986
2
18
Saunders, Joan, 1977
2
19
Sender Envelopes without Letters, circa 1956-circa 1980
2
20
Shapiro, Babe, 1982-1987
2
21
Lo Spazio Gallery, 1979
2
22
Speyer, Darthea, circa 1977
2
23
Sueoka, Lavra, 1983
2
24
Thompson, Rebecca, 1991
2
25
Tosh, circa 1960
2
26
Unidentified, circa 1960s
2
27
Vasquez, Leah, 1984
2
28
W, 1988-1989
2
29

Series 3: Professional and Business Records , 1950-1996
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 2, 6

The series contains material relating to Kauffman's activities as an educator and professional artist. Included is an art journal that includes artwork lists, exhibition plans, and notes; consignment and shipping records; studio supply lists; gallery files consisting of agreements, correspondence, receipts, and other records; drawings with notations for unidentified projects; letters of recommendation for Kauffman's Regents' Fellowship application; student evaluations of Kauffman; and travel itineraries.
Description Container Select
Artist Statement, circa 1981
2
30
Artwork Journal, 1957-1973
2
31
Consignment Records, 1981-1985
2
32
Correspondence Regarding Artwork Loans, 1974-1996
2
33
Correspondence Regarding "Blue-Green 1964" Damages, 1982
2
34
Exhibition Schedules, 1992
2
35
Gallery Files, 1950-1991
2
36-39
Project Plans, circa 1967
2
40
Project Plans, 1974-1976
6
1
Regents' Fellowship Letters of Recommendation, 1976
2
41
Shipping Receipts, 1982-1987
2
42
Student Evaluations, circa 1981
2
43
Studio Supply Lists, 1987-1988
2
44
Travel Itinerary, circa 1985
2
45

Series 4: Printed Materials , 1946-1997
2.2 Linear feet
Boxes 2-4, 6, OV 7

A large portion of the collection consists of printed materials that document Kauffman's career through clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, newsletters, posters, a scrapbook containing similar material relating to Kauffman's professional achievements, and publicity material that includes more clippings and other printed material labeled in numerical order possibly for an evaluation or application.
Description Container Select
Aerograms, undated
2
46
Art Reproductions, circa 1984
2
47
Book, Art in America, 1964
2
48
Brochures, circa 1955-1996
2
49
Business Cards, undated
2
50
Clippings, 1964-1995
2
51-53
Clippings, 1968-1978
6
2
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1946-1995
2
54-59
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1957-1996
3
1-20
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1979-1997
4
1-6
Flyers, circa 1970-1991
4
7
Magazines, 1966-1996
4
8-12
Newsletters, 1988-1996
4
13
Newsletters, 1978-1979
6
2
Post Cards, circa 1970s
4
14
Posters, 1962-1988
4
15
Posters, 1979-1991
7
Publicity Materials, 1976-1981
4
16-25
Scrapbook, 1970s
6
3
Travel Ephemera, 1956
4
26

Series 5: Photographic Materials and Moving Images , circa 1940-circa 1980s
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 4-6

The series consists of photographs, negatives, slides, transparencies, and film reels. Photographic material includes portraits and candid snapshots of Kauffman; personal photographs of Kauffman's family, friends, events, and colleagues; slides of Kauffman's travel in Japan; works of art; and unidentified content on 3 film reels.
Description Container Select
Kauffman, circa 1940-circa 1970
4
27
Kauffman, circa 1970
6
4
Personal, 1950-1984
4
28-32
Personal, circa 1970s
Includes an eight photograph collage adhered to a picture frame backing that was removed from the front glass.
6
4
Travel, Japan, 1977
4
33
Works of Art, circa 1970-circa 1980s
4
34
Unidentified Motion Pictures, circa 1969
3 Film reels
5
1-3

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