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Earl Staley papers, 1960-1981

Staley, Earl, 1938-



Collection Information

Size: 1.7 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, slides, sketches and sketchbooks, printed material, journals, and motion picture films.
REEL 2879: Two journals containing daily entries concerning Staley's work and family; ink sketches; photographs of his family, friends, and art work; clippings; and exhibition announcements.
REELS 2880-2882: Correspondence with Jack Boynton, Bob Camblin, and Dick Wray; exhibitions list, announcements, invitations, catalogs, and clippings; lecture notes; "B & E Productions" file; sketches and 9 sketchbooks; and ca. 75 photographs.
UNMICROFILMED: Ca. 300 slides of drawings, prints, paintings, ceramics, belts, planters, and weather vanes by Staley, Bob Camblin, and Joe Tate; films by Staley, "Smoked Links," "All the Signs from Houston to Galveston and Back," and "Staley Draws"; films by Roy Fridge, "Student Film," and "Cube Art"; films by Staley, Camblin and Tate, "BEJ I" and "Holding Firm II"; and unidentified film and tapes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, craftsman, and filmmaker; Houston, Tex.


Material on reels 2879-2882 lent for microfilming by Staley, 1981, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Staley, 1981.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels 2879-2882: Originals returned to the lender, Earl V. Staley, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2879-2882 available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Earl Staley papers, 1960-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.