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Hassel Smith papers, circa 1900-2004, bulk 1930-1995

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Series 5: Writings , 1940s-1994
0.25 Linear feet
Box 2

Writings and fragments by Smith concern the art market, art institutions, and social criticism. Of special interest is a lengthy essay by Smith about the art community in San Francisco.
Writings by others include essays about Smith and his work, and quotations and essays by artists and critics. Also found are writings by friends Henri Lenoir and Robert Wollard, an entry from the journal of his son Joseph, and essays about art and literature in San Francisco.
Materials are arranged by author and writing title/subject.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
[Al and Phyllis], circa 1960s-1970s
2
91
Alphabet For Adults, circa 1960s-1970s
2
92
Aphorisms, circa 1940s-1960s
2
93
The Appeal to Reason, circa 1960s-1970s
2
94
Art in Action, circa 1952
2
95
Artist Statements, circa 1960s-1980s
2
96
Artists and Information Theory, circa 1960s-1970s
2
97
Fragments, circa 1960s-1970s
2
98
Letters of Recommendation, 1977-1980
2
99
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1977
2
100
[The Middle Class], 1979
2
101
The Nettlecomb Exhibition, 1994
2
102
[On Art Criticism and Galleries], circa 1960s-1970s
2
103
[On Article By Patrick Heron], circa 1970s
2
104
[On Painting], 1977
2
105
[On the Los Angeles County Museum of Art], 1977
2
106
On the San Francisco School of Painting, circa 1956
2
107
[On Uncle Tom's Cabin], 1992
2
108
Poems, circa 1940s-1980s
2
109
Recent Pronouncements, 1952
2
110
[Restraint/Chance/Pattern], circa 1950s-1970s
2
111
[Sebastapolecats], 1950s
2
112
[Statements and Quotations By Hassel Smith and Others], 1970s-1980s
2
113
Writings by Others
"Lilly Fenichel" by Robert Duncan, 1981
2
114
[Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson], circa 1960s-1970s
2
115
"Hassel Smith's Resistance" by Chelsea Gilmore, 1994
2
116
[From The Literary World of San Francisco and Its Environs by Don Herron], 1985
2
117
"Cookie, You're Number One" by Henri Lenoir, circa 1980-1986
2
118
"Letter to the Editor" by Henri Lenoir, 1980s
2
119
"Hassel Smith" by Douglas Macagy, circa 1950s-1970s
2
120
"American Artists Exhibition" by Maggie Mash, 1976
2
121
"Hassel Smith" by Bruce Nixon, 1994
2
122
"How Black Was the Cat" by Anne Frisbie O'Neill, circa 1950s-1980s
2
123
[Picasso Quotations], circa 1960s-1980s
2
124
"A Conversation With Hassel Smith" by Kevin Power, circa 1970s-1980s
2
125
"Myths and Rituals of the Avant Garde" by Harold Rosenberg, circa 1950s-1970s
2
126
"Movement For Rethinking Art and Design Education" by Pilar Saizar, circa 1970s
2
127
[Journal Entry] by Joseph Smith, 1980
2
128
[Leo Stein quote], 1947
2
129
"Hassel Smith" by Allan Temko, 1975
2
130
[Possible Transcript of an Interview], 1961
2
131
"Su-dra the Lion" by [unknown], circa 1940s-1960s
2
132
[Writings by Robert Wollard], circa 1960s-1980s
2
133

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