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Doug Edge papers, circa 1951-2020

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in seven series.

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Series 1: Exhibition and Project Files , circa 1951-2017
1 Linear foot
Box 1

Exhibition and project files include correspondence, photographs, slides, transparencies, sketches, writing, clippings, and other printed material related to Edge's exhibitions, projects, and work. This series also includes some biographical material, material related to his student work, his time as an instructor at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and artist statemetns and other writings. Also included in this series is are digital videos related to Edge's artwork and exhibitions.
The documents in this series were originally housed in eight binders with tabs for each identified project or exhibition in rough-chronological ordger. During processing these tabs were separated into individual folders with the headings and order retained. The first folder includes a list, compiled by Doug Edge, with the contents and order of the original eight "books" (i.e. binders). The born-digital records have been added to the end of this series.
Description Container Select
Introduction and Student Work, circa 1951, 1962-1998
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1
Gallery Shows: Gallery 66, Gallery 669, Mizuno Gallery, 1963-1973
1
2
Resin Bag Castings, 1969-1973, 2016
1
3
Market Street Program and Cirrus Gallery, 1971, 1970-1972
1
4
Move to Amsterdam, 1972-1973
1
5
Malibu Mountains, Tuna Canyon, Venice Studio, 1971-1976
1
6
Santa Barbara, Foldout Staircase Show at Cirrus Gallery, Global Kiva Tableau Show at Santa Barbara Museum, Isometric Staircase Show at Cirrus Gallery, 1975-1978
1
7
Edge Totums, Swope Gallery Show, Gregory Ghent Gallery Show, UCSB College of Creative Studies Show, Space Gallery Show, 1981-1989
1
8
Ladder Figures, Traveling Museum Show Adjustments Must Be Made Continually, Earl McGrath Show, Essays and Reviews, circa 1983-circa 1993
1
9
Chip Carved Wall Hangings, circa 1987-1991, 1998
1
10
Teaching at UCSB and Art Center, Curved Space, 1976-1984
1
11
Abstract Paintings, 1976-1988
1
12
Constructivist Pagota, 1974-1981
1
13
Earl McGrath Show The Water Planet, Earl McGrath Insect Show, Insect Paintings, The Pest Equation, 1988-1991
1
14
Black Hole Work, Works Gallery Show, 1989-1994
1
15
Tri Gallery Show, Therapy Work, 1990-1998
1
16
4D Corn Pieces, 1997
1
17
Thorn Pieces, Digital Prints, 1996-1997
1
18
Gracie Mansion Show, N.Y.; Grovesnor Gallery Show, London, 2000
1
19
Road Sign Paintings, 2001-2004
1
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Container Ship Paintings, Container Paintings, 2002-2003
1
21
2008 Sculpture in New Studio, 2006-circa 2008
1
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Track 16 Show, 2008
1
23
2006-2008 Paintings, 1997, 2007-2012
1
24
Slam Paintings, 2009-2010, 2015
1
25
Cardwell Jimmerson Show, David Richard Show, 2010, 2012
1
26
Launch Gallery Show, Christine Nichols Project Show, 2013, 2016
1
27
Smithsonian Archive, 2015-2017 Paintings and Sculpture, 2015-circa 2017
1
28
Art Statements, 1979, 1989-2013
1
29
Miscellaneous Writings, Journals, Lists, 1970-1977, 1987-1999, 2010-2016
1
30
Digital Videos, 2014-2017
4.36 Gigabytes
10 computer files
ER01

Series 2: Illustrated Journals , 1968-2010
1 Linear foot
Box 2

This series includes 14 notebooks containing drawings, sketches, plans for work and exhibitions, photographs, writings, etc. Some journals function primarily as sketchbooks and have little to no text, while others include more writing.
Description Container Select
Illustrated Journal, 1968-1970
2
1
Illustrated Journal, 1972 August-1973 December
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2
"Aloha Personal Symbolism", 1976
2
3
"Trip with James Turrell to See his Volcano", 1976
2
4
Illustrated Journals, 1983 August-2006 December
2
5-13
Untitled Journal, 2007-2010
2
14

Series 3: Writings , 1974, 2017
2 Folders
Box 3

Writings include a statement written by Doug Edge in 2017 and a transcript, in scroll format, of a lecture by Robert Irwin at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1974.
Description Container Select
A Lifetime Narrative Through Artworks, 2017
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1
Bob Irwin's Lecture at University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974
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2

Series 4: Printed Material , 1963-1997, 2009-2016
0.3 Linear feet
Boxes 3-4, OV 5

Printed material includes exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, magazines, clippings, posters, and a copy of James Turrell's syllabus and course materials for a course taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Description Container Select
Exhibition Announcements and Posters, 1968-1990, 2010, 2016
Oversized material housed in OV 5.
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3
Oversized Exhibition Posters, 1968, 1983-1988
OV 5
Exhibition Catalogs - Plastics West-Coast, Transparency/Reflection, Separate Realities, 1967-1968, 1973
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Exhibition Catalogs - Word Works, A Drawing Show, 1974-1975
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Exhibition Catalogs - A View Through, Santa Barbara Drawings, We All Were Here, Global Kiva Tableau, 1975-1977
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Exhibition Catalogs - Richard Aber, Doug Edge, Jud Fine, Adjustments Must Be Made Continually, 1978, 1986
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Exhibition Catalogs - Il Legno '96, Doug Edge: The Thorn Pieces, or Bramble's Way, 1996-1997
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Exhibition Catalog - Surf's Up!, Let Me Explain, Plastic Perspective, Permutations: Light and Color, 2011, 2013, undated
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Eclipse no. 2, 1963
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Forum vol. 1, no. 1, 1984
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Jim Turrell Syllabus for College of Creative Studies, UCSB, circa 1977
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1
Oversized Clipping, 2009
OV 5

Series 5: Photographic Material , 1962-1987, 2003-2017
2 Folders
Box 4, OV 5

Photographic material includes photographs Edge took on a trip with James Turrell to Monument Valley and Lake Powell; photographs and digital photographs of works of art, and oversized photographs related to his exhibitions.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Monument Valley and Lake Powell, circa 1975
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2
Photographs of Works of Art, circa 2007
4
3
Digital Photographs of Works of Art, 2003-2017
0.438 Gigabytes
138 computer files
ER02
Oversized Photographs, 1962-1987, circa 2007-2017
OV 5

Series 6: Artwork , 1962-1984, 2002, 2007
1 Folder
Box 4, OV 5

Artwork includes sketches, drawings, watercolors, silk screen prints, paintings, and other works of art.
Description Container Select
Watercolor Paintings, 2007
4
4
Oversized Artwork, 1962-1984, 2002
OV 5

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