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Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 7 series.

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Series 1: Interviews and Lectures , 1959-1997
4.2 Linear feet
Boxes 1-5

Recordings in this series are mostly interviews of artists conducted by Butterfield between 1971 and 1987. Also found are slide talks, class discussions, and lectures given by artists, which are assumed to have been recorded by Butterfield in most cases. Artists of the United States who are associated with the Light and Space movement in sculpture are highly represented, as well as artists of the new crafts movement and contemporary West Coast artists in particular. Also among the recordings are recorded performances by John Cage, Joe Goode, Newton and Helen Harrison, Jim Roche, and George Greene.
Butterfield's interviews were mainly conducted for specific writing projects, either for articles, reviews, published artist interviews, catalog essays, or books Butterfield was writing. Some interviews were conducted over the phone. Some recordings are editing sessions in which Butterfield consults with her subjects during the editing process for a specific article or interview to be published. Multiple, extensive interviews are found with artists Sam Francis and Robert Irwin. A few interviews conducted by others are found, including a radio interview of Henry Hopkins regarding the Clyfford Still bequest to SF Moma, interviews by Henry Hopkins of Joe Goode, Philip Guston (in a recording of a public Q&A), Walter Hopps (with Jan Butterfield), and possibly Milton Resnick, and an interview with Ursula Schneider conducted by Lorri Surrihan. A transcript is found for the interview by Henry Hopkins with Walter Hopps. Additional transcripts, usually highly edited from the recorded version, are found among the published interviews in the Writings series. Most of the lectures found in this series take place in Texas and California, including multiple lectures that took place at the Berkeley Art Museum, the Northwood Experimental Artists Institute in Dallas, Texas, and the San Francisco Art Institute. In all, the series contains 107 sound tape reels, 97 cassettes, and 1 videoreel.
Panel discussions include two notable recordings that Butterfield seems to have acquired from Milton Resnick during his solo exhibition at the Fort Worth Art Center in 1971. These include a 1959 appearance of Edward Dugmore and Milton Resnick at Southern Illinois State University, and a 1961 debate between Ad Reinhardt and Milton Resnick which later became known as "The Attack," held at "The Club" in New York City. Also found are recordings of a 1976 conference at UCLA entitled "Space and Place" which included talks by Lloyd Hamrol, Richard Serra, Robert Irwin, and others.
Interviews, lectures, and performances are filed in alphabetical order by their subject's name, and multiple recordings for a single subject are filed chronologically under his or her name. Recordings listed in this series are interviews conducted by Jan Butterfield unless otherwise indicated in the folder listing. Often physical tapes contained multiple recordings, and where an additional recording of a different subject is found on a single physical tape, it is noted with the main entry for that tape, and cross referenced under the additional artist's name alphabetically in the item list. Panel discussions are arranged chronologically at the end of the series.
Additional artist interviews conducted by Michael Karp in the early 1990s are found in the Pacific Enterprises files of series 3, Project files. Additional sound recordings are also found in the Waterfront Project files of series 3, the Lapis Press files of series 3, and in series 7, sound and video recordings.
Description Container Select
Ansel Adams, 1976 December
1 sound tape reel
1
1
Lita Albuquerque and Richard Misrach interview with unidentified curators at California State University at Fullerton, 1988 July 10
1 sound cassette
1
2
Richard Artschwager, circa 1975
1 sound cassette
First 37 minutes of recording is popular music.
1
3
Michael Asher, 1979 February 26
1 sound tape reel
1
4
Michael Asher, 1980 August 29
1 sound tape reel
1
5
Michael Asher, 1981 March
2 sound cassettes
1
6
Mowry Baden
See box 5, folder 2; Panel Discussions, Space and Place, UCLA
1
Larry Bell, 1975 April 25
2 sound tape reels
Handwritten note on original box: "Iceberg"
1
7
Larry Bell, 1981 March
1 sound cassette
1
8
Billy Al Bengston, 1976 June 26
1 sound tape reel
1
9
Fletcher Benton, 1980 May
1 sound tape reel
1
10
Joan Brown, 1975 September
1 sound tape reel
Reel also includes circa 43 minute interview with Bruce Conner, October 1974, on side 2 beginning around 46 minutes into tape; also found is a brief fragment of an interview with Paul Karlstrom.
1
11
Chris Burden, 1974 October
1 sound tape reel
Paper note found with original box.
1
12
Chris Burden, 1974 October
1 sound tape reel
Handwritten notes on original: "telephone conv. re article" and "telephone proofing of tape"
1
13
Chris Burden, Slide Lecture, 1978 December 13
2 sound tape reels
Original labels on reels indicate one side only, but reels are recorded on both sides.
Probably recorded at UCLA
1
14
Daniel Buren Lecture, "Space as Support," Berkeley, Calif., 1979 January 18
1 sound tape reel
1
15
John Cage Performance of "Empty Words" and Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, 1978 October
1 sound tape reel
Taped over an undated recording of a Waterfront Project meeting (see Series 3: Project files); a fragment of the earlier recording is found in the last minute of side 1 and all of side 2 of the reel.
1
16
Vija Celmins, 1980 February 20
1 sound tape reel
1
17
Judy Chicago, 1978 July
1 sound tape reel
1
18
Judy Chicago, circa 1979
1 sound tape reel
1
19
Judy Chicago, undated
See box 2, item 13; David Hockney interview, 1978
1
Christo, 1971 June
1 sound cassette
1
20
Robert Colescott, 1979 February 1
1 sound tape reel
Reel begins with a 70 minute fragment of a circa 1977 interview with Robert Irwin.
Original label on reel reads "Josh Young, tape #2, side 1," but there is no recording on Josh Young on the reel.
1
21
Bruce Connor, 1974 October
See box 1, item 11; Joan Brown interview
1
Ron Cooper, 1980 December 14
1 sound tape reel
1
22
Leonard Cutrow, 1985 October 11
1 sound cassette
Handwritten note on original cassette: "Life"
1
23
Leonard Cutrow, Interview by unidentified male interviewer, circa 1990-1992
1 sound cassettes (microcassette)
1
24
Ron Davis, circa 1976
1 sound tape reel
1
25
Laddie John Dill, undated
See box 4, item 18; Hap Tivey, Interdisciplinary Seminar and Interview, San Francisco Art Institute, 1977 October
1
John Dowell, 1979 June
1 sound tape reel
Handwritten note on original: "Telephone conversation for article"
1
26
Edward Dugmore
See box 5, folder 1; Panel Discussions, The Influence of Modern Painting on Our Tradition
1
Tom Eatherton, 1980 December 14
1 sound tape reel
1
27
Sam Francis, 1979 June 26
2 sound tape reels
Although reel 1 of 2 is dated Summer 1979 and reel 2 is dated 6/26/79, they are clearly from the same interview.
1
28
Sam Francis, 1979 September 9
1 sound tape reel
Handwritten notes on original box: "Pier 46" and "Last catalogue tape / some good info - scattered through"
1
29
Sam Francis, 1979 November 29
1 sound tape reel
1
30
Sam Francis, 1979 December
1 sound cassette
Duplicate of sound tape reel; Handwritten note on cassette: "Also on reel-to-reel"
2 sound cassettes
Original
1 sound tape reel
Original
Sequence of original recordings unclear, but appears to be cassette marked "afternoon tape" first, cassette marked "eve one" second, and reel marked "tape at house" third.
1
31
Sam Francis, circa 1979
1 sound tape reel
Handwritten note on original reel reads "Manuel Neri - Joan Brown over discussion of later tape," but Neri and Brown are not present on the tape.
1
32
Sam Francis, circa 1979
1 sound cassette
Sound quality is very poor. Handwritten note on original cassette: "Pier 46 (Garner Tullis w/ Sam)"
1
33
Sam Francis, 1980 January 18
1 sound cassette
Handwritten note on original cassette: "Final corrected manuscript discussion"
1
34
Sam Francis, Flash Art interviews, 1981 November
3 sound cassettes
Sequence of original cassettes is unclear.
1
35
Sam Francis, Editorial review of Flash Art interview, 1981 November
1 sound cassette
1
36
Sam Francis, Francis and Butterfield testing stereo equipment, undated
1 sound cassette
1
37
Helen Frankenthaler Lecture, Northwood Experimental Art Institute, Dallas, Tex., 1973 March
1 sound cassette
1
38
Joe Goode, Interview conducted by Henry Hopkins, 1972 December 21
1 sound cassette
Tape is unlabeled.
Tape also contains poor quality recording of a group discussion with unidentified participants
1
39
Joe Goode, Performance and Interview, 1973 Janaury
1 sound cassette
Contains a 13 minute performance followed by an interview with the artist.
2
1
Joe Goode, 1975 August
1 sound tape reel
2
2
Joe Goode, 1981 November
2 sound cassettes
Handwritten note on original cassette 1 of 2: "Arco Catalog"
2
3
Bob Graham, 1979 February 26
1 sound tape reel
2
4
George Greene, 1973
1 sound cassette
2
5
Philip Guston, 1979 January 6
1 sound tape reel
2
6
Philip Guston, 1980 February 13
1 sound tape reel
Handwritten on original box: "Approval of article for Images and Issues"
2
7
Philip Guston, Question and Answer with Henry Hopkins, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1980
1 sound cassette
Taped for the documentary on Guston entitled "A Life Lived," during Guston's 1980 retrospective at SFMOMA.
2
8
Lloyd Hamrol
See box 5, folder 2, Panel Discussions, Space and Place, UCLA
2
Newton and Helen Harrison, Performance, Lecture, and Interview at San Francisco Art Institute, 1977 February 17
1 sound tape reel
Handwritten on original box: "In 'Meditations' show SFAI / Performance and partial interview"
Interview begins approximately 10 minutes into side 2. Tape also contains a fragment of an interview with an unidentified male sculptor, circa 1975, beginning approximately 76 minutes into side 2.
2
9
Newton and Helen Harrison, 1978 June 28
1 sound tape reel
2
10
George Herms, 1975 January 31
1 sound tape reel
Handwritten on original box: "San Jose State exhib"
2
11
David Hockney Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, 1978 November 3
2 sound tape reels
2
12
David Hockney , 1978 December 5
2 sound tape reels
Also contains fragments of two earlier recordings, including an undated recording of a Waterfront Project meeting (see Series 3: Project files) on side 2 of reel 1, and an undated interview with Judy Chicago, 22 minutes into reel 2.
2
13
Henry Hopkins for the "Artscene" radio series about the Clyfford Still Exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, circa 1975
1 sound tape reel
Additional label on original box: "from Eleanor Dickinson" with residential address
Broadcast by KPFK in Los Angeles, Calif.
2
14
Walter Hopps Interviewed by Henry Hopkins and Jan Butterfield, 1976 June 3
5 sound tape reels
Includes transcript
Conducted in conjunction with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibition, "Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era"
2
15
Robert Hudson, circa 1976
1 sound tape reel
2
16
Robert Hudson, 1976 July
1 sound tape reel
2
17
Robert Irwin, Lecture and Interview, Texas Christian University, 1971 April
1 sound cassette
Duplicate of cassette 1 of 3
3 sound cassettes
Originals; cassette 1 is labeled sides A and B, cassette 2 is labeled C, and cassette 3 is labeled D; all cassettes are mis-labeled 1972.
Original cassette 1 of 3 exists in the form of 2 duplicate tapes made by the creator; original recording is not in the collection.
Lecture found on cassettes 1 and 2; interview begins in the last 15 minutes of cassette 2 of 3, side 2.
2
18
Robert Irwin, San Diego, 1972
1 sound cassette
Duplicate of cassette 1 of 2
2 sound cassettes
Originals; cassette 1 of 2 labeled sides E and F and "interview;" cassette 2 of 2 labeled "Sequence of events - Personal"
2
19
Robert Irwin, Lecture, Art Center Fort Worth, circa 1972
1 sound cassette
Original; labeled sides G and H.
1 sound cassette
Duplicate; Sound distorted
2
20
Robert Irwin, circa 1972
2 sound cassettes
Originals; cassettes labeled sides I and J, and "preliminary interview, article #3"
2 sound cassettes
Duplicates
Interview begins on cassette 1, on side labeled "I," and continues on cassette 2, on the unlabeled side. Side labeled "J" contains unrelated recording of an Art Center staff party with Robert Irwin present.
Copy of interview begins on duplicate cassette 1, side labeled "I," and continues on duplicate cassette 2, which is labeled "second 1/2."
2
21
Robert Irwin, Lecture, California State University, Humboldt, 1973 February 28
1 sound cassette
Duplicate of sound from original video reel
1 videoreels (1/2 inch)
2
22
Robert Irwin, Social Gathering, San Francisco, 1973 March
1 sound cassette
Original, not dated; labeled "At Nell's House"
1 sound cassette
Duplicate; labeled "At Nell's House"
3
1
Robert Irwin, Los Angeles, 1974 July
1 sound tape reel
Box labeled "Personal interview, Los Angeles, New material for book, parts 3-4 (I have part 1 in long hand)"
Recording on side 1; May 30, 1975 interview on opposite side of same reel
3
2
Robert Irwin, 1975 May 30
1 sound tape reel
Box label reads "Teleph. conv. re: Chicago & Fort Worth"
Recording on side 2; July 1974 interview is on opposite side of same reel.
3
3
Robert Irwin, 1975 June
1 sound tape reel
Box label reads "Article #4, placing your attention on the periphery of knowing"
3
4
Robert Irwin, 1975 August
3 sound cassettes
Duplicates
1 sound tape reel
Original; box label reads "latest article"
Side 1 of duplicate cassette 1 of 3 contains approximately 8 min., 30 seconds of Irwin interview not found on original reel. Duplicate cassette 2 of 3 (labeled "side 2 1/2") contains an additional lecture and Q&A with an unidentified male speaker, approximately 41 minutes in duration.
3
5
Robert Irwin, 1975 December
1 sound tape reel
Box label reads "Telephone call, Irwin conversation re: 'placing your attention' final OK"
3
6
Robert Irwin, 1976
1 sound tape reel
Box label reads "Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, also Whitney show discussion"
3
7
Robert Irwin, Lecture, "Artist As Educator," Berkeley Museum , 1976 May 5
See box 4, item 19; Hap Tivey, Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, 1977 October
3
Robert Irwin, 1976 May 12
See box 5, folder 3; Panel Discussions, Space and Place, UCLA
3
Robert Irwin, 1977 June 2
1 sound tape reel
Box label reads "Telephone conv. re: Whitney show"
3
8
Robert Irwin, 1977 July 5-6
1 sound tape reel
3
9
Robert Irwin, 1977 August 3
1 sound tape reel
Box label reads "Telephone conversation re: editing of article #5"
3
10
Robert Irwin, Interview fragment, circa 1977
See box 1, item 21; Robert Colescott, 1979 February 1
3
Robert Irwin, Lecture, Berkeley Museum Series, 1978 April 20
1 sound tape reel
Box label reads "At time of 'Space As Support' exhibition, excellent ocndensation of theories"
3
11
Robert Irwin, 1979 May 26
1 sound tape reel
Box label reads "Discussion re: premis of light and space book"
3
12
Robert Irwin, 1980 July 15
1 sound tape reel
Box label reads "Newest work, book discussion L&S"
3
13
Robert Irwin, 1984
2 sound cassettes
Originals
2 sound cassettes
Duplicates
Sequence of interview is cassette 1 of 2, unlabeled side, then side marked "84"; cassette 2 of 2, side marked 3, then side marked 2.
3
14
Robert Irwin, 1987 March
2 sound cassettes
Only side 1 of cassette 1 of 2 contains the interview from March, 1987. Brief and unrelated recordings exist on cassette 1, side 2, and cassette 2, side 1.
3
15
Oliver Jackson, 1982 August
2 sound cassettes
3
16
Craig Kauffman, 1976 February 6
1 sound tape reel
3
17
Jim Love, 1973 March
1 sound cassette
3
18
Tom Marioni Lecture, Indianapolis Museum, 1975 January
1 sound cassette
3
19
Fred Martin, 1980 November 5
1 sound tape reel
Original box labeled "blank," but reel is not blank.
3
20
Marshall McLuhan, Southern Methodist University, 1973 November 30
1 sound cassette
3
21
Blanche McVeigh and the Fort Worth Circle
See box 4, item 25; Richard Tuttle, Lecture in Dallas, Texas, circa 1971
3
Jack Mims, 1973
1 sound cassette
3
22
Robert Misrach
See box 1, item 2; Lita Albuquerque and Richard Misrach interview with unidentified curators at California State University at Fullerton, 1988
3
John Mason, 1978 July 28
1 sound tape reel
3
23
William Moritz
See box 5, folder 3; Panel Discussions, Space and Place, UCLA
3
Ed Moses, 1976
1 sound tape reel
3
24
Ed Moses, Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, 1977 November
1 sound tape reel
3
25
Stephen Nagourney, P.S. 1, 1981 August
1 sound tape reel
3
26
Bruce Nauman, 1974 May 29
1 sound tape reel
3
27
Bruce Nauman, circa 1975
1 sound cassette
3
28
Bruce Nauman, 1976 June 26
1 sound tape reel
3
29
Bruce Nauman, 1981 March
2 sound cassettes
3
30
Manuel Neri, 1976 December
1 sound tape reel
3
31
Manuel Neri, 1980 December 18
1 sound tape reel
Original box labeled: "Art and the Spirit"
3
32
Louise Nevelson Lecture, Berkeley, Calif., circa 1975
1 sound cassette
3
33
Maria Nordman, 1978 April
1 sound tape reel
3
34
Maria Nordman, 1979 June 11
1 sound tape reel
3
35
Maria Nordman, 1979 June
1 sound tape reel
Original box labeled "Interview # III"
Different from June 11, 1979 recording.
3
36
Eric Orr, 1979 February 26
1 sound tape reel
3
37
Eric Orr, 1980 October
1 sound tape reel
3
38
Eric Orr, 1981 August
1 sound tape reel
4
1
Beverly Pepper, 1975 February 10
1 sound tape reel
4
2
Beverly Pepper, 1975 May 20
1 sound tape reel
Pepper interview is found in the middle of side 1 of reel. Reel also contains multiple partially taped-over recordings, including notes dictated by Butterfield regarding archival research at the beginning of side 1, a 2 min. fragment of an interview with Richard Arneson of October 1974 at the end of side 1, and a fragement of a forum on post-minimalist art in the middle of side 2.
4
3
Ken Price, 1978 July
2 sound tape reels
4
3
Joseph Raffael, 1976 July 15
1 sound tape reel
4
4
Milton Resnick, with Pat Passlof, circa 1970
2 sound cassettes
Original cassette 1 of 2 also labeled "Dennis Hopper," but Dennis Hopper is not in recording.
Cassette 2 of 2 also contains a conversation with unidentified men, possibly instructors at the Northwood Experimental Art Institute in Dallas, TX, and two fragments from unidentified acoustiguide recordings.
4
5
Milton Resnick, 1971 February 20
2 sound cassettes
Interview conducted by unidentified man, possibly Henry Hopkins.
4
6
Sam Richardson, 1978 May
1 sound tape reel
4
7
Sam Richardson, 1982 September
1 sound cassette
4
8
Jim Roche,
The Believable Literalism and Sure Fire Presentation; Here We Are Henry Piece
, circa 1972
1 sound cassette
Original cassette also labeled "Jim Roche personal tape piece" and "1. Relation symbols, 2. Wiritings on wall"
4
9
Jim Roche, 1973
2 sound cassettes
Cassette 2 of 2 marked "January" but seems to follow cassette marked "spring"
4
10
Ed Ruscha, circa 1981
1 sound cassette
4
11
Ursula Schneider, interview conducted by Lorri Surrihan, circa 1973
1 sound tape reel
4
12
Richard Serra
See also box 5, folder 2; Panel Discussions, Space and Place, UCLA
4
Richard Shaw, 1981 July
1 sound tape reel
4
13
Hassel Smith, circa 1974
1 sound cassette
Interview is on first 32 minutes of side 1 and last 13 minutes of side 2. Remainder of interview is taped over with a conversation among Smith, Carlos Villa, and Butterfield about the San Francisco Art Institute.
4
14
Hassel Smith, 1977
1 sound tape reel
4
15
Joan Tewkesbury Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, 1976 October
1 sound tape reel
4
16
Wayne Thiebaud, 1976 July 4
1 sound tape reel
4
17
Hap Tivey, Interdisciplinary Seminar and Interview, San Francisco Art Institute, 1977 October
2 sound tape reels
Interview begins approximately 12 minutes into reel 1, side 2. Reel 2, side 2 also contains fragments of a recording of a 1974 meeting of Advocates for the Arts, and a slide talk by an unidentified artist, possibly Laddie John Dill.
Original box for reel 2 of 2 also labeled with names Robert Irwin, Judy Chicago, and Dennis O'Leary, but these individuals are not found in the recording.
4
18
Hap Tivey, Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, 1977 October
1 sound tape reel
Side 2 of reel contians Robert Irwin Lecture, "The Artist as Educator," Berkeley Museum, May 5 1976.
4
19
Hap Tivey, 1979 February13
1 sound tape reel
4
20
Hap Tivey, 1986
1 sound cassette
4
21
Garner Tullis, 1981 November
2 sound cassettes
Handwritten note on cassette 1 of 2: "Sam Francis work"
4
22
James Turrell, 1979 June 16
2 sound tape reels
4
23
James Turrell, 1981 March
1 sound cassette
4
24
Richard Tuttle, Lecture in Dallas, Texas, circa 1971
1 sound cassette
Side 2 contains a recorded conversation between Butterfield and an unidentified man and woman concerning printmaker Blanche McVeigh and the Fort Worth Circle.
4
25
Dewain Valentine, circa 1978
1 sound cassette
Handwritten note on cassette: "first interview"
4
26
Dewain Valentine, 1979 October
1 sound tape reel
Original box also labeled "Sam Francis 6/22/79," and "no! blank - but keep above info: S.F. tape may be missing." Reel contains only the Valentine interview of October 1979.
4
27
Carlos Villa, 1978 March 4
1 sound tape reel
See also box 4, item 14; Hassel Smith, circa 1974, for a conversation between Smith, Villa and Butterfield regarding the San Francisco Art Institute.
4
28
Susan Kaiser Vogel, 1981 June
1 sound tape reel
4
29
Susan Kaiser Vogel, 1982 March 16
1 sound cassette
Handwritten notes on original cassette read "Side #3?" and "side#4?", but no sides 1 and 2 for this interview are found in the collection.
4
30
Susan Kaiser Vogel, 1984 August
1 sound cassette
4
31
Susan Kaiser Vogel, 1987 October
3 sound cassettes (microcassette)
4
32
Robert Wade, 1973
1 sound cassette
4
33
Doug Wheeler, 1979 July 15
2 sound tape reels
4
34
Doug Wheeler, 1981 March
1 sound cassette
4
35
Ed Wortz
See box 5, folder 2; Panel Discussions, Space and Place, UCLA
4
Michael Yost, Project Manager for Roden Crater, 1979 December 6
1 sound cassette
Poor sound quality
4
36
Michael Yost, Project Manager for Roden Crater, 1980 May
1 sound tape reel
Original reel also contains part of an oral history conducted by Jan Butterfield for the Archives of American Art. Reel has been removed from the collection and stored with the oral history collection. A digital copy of the Yost interview is available for research access.
4
37
Elyn Zimmerman, 1979 August
1 sound tape reel
4
38
Unidentified Artist, Question and Answer Discussion, circa 1959-1997
1 sound cassette
Handwritten note on label: "OK to erase"
4
39
Unidentified Artist, Class visit, circa 1959-1997
1 sound cassette
Class visit found in first 13 minutes of recording. Cassette also contains an unidentified literary reading, music, and fragments of an acoustiguide for a Van Gogh exhibition at LACMA.
4
40
Unidentified Curators, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, circa 1959-1997
1 sound cassette
4
41
Unidentified Lecture on Light and Space Art in Antiquity, circa 1995
2 sound cassettes
Handwritten on both cassette cases: "Cutting Edge, 10/7"
4
42
Panel Discussions
The Influence of Modern Painting on Our Tradition
, University of Southern Illinois, with Milton Resnick and Edward Dugmore, 1959
1 sound tape reel
7 inch
5
1
Attack
, Milton Resnick and Ad Reinhardt Debate, The Club, 1961 January 1
1 sound tape reel
7 inch
5
1
Space and Place
, University of California Los Angeles
5
Hap Tivey, Mowry Baden, Ed Wortz, 1976 April 7
1 sound tape reel
5
2
Lloyd Hamrol and Richard Serra, 1976 April 28
1 sound tape reel
Introduction by Meredith Wortz.
5
2
Robert Irwin, 1976 May 12
2 sound cassettes
Duplicates
1 sound tape reel
Original
5
3
William Moritz, 1976 May 19
1 sound tape reel
5
3
What is the East? Where is the West?
, 1988
1 sound cassette
Speakers include Suzanne Muchnic, Diana Wong, Josene Starles, Carl Cheng, Joan Hugo, Daniel Wheeler, Ingird Awed, and Ann Page.
5
4
Light and Medium, Light as Vehicle
, College Art Association, New York, N.Y., 1997
2 sound cassettes
Speakers include Susan Chorpenning, Judit Hersko, Stefan Becker, and Seth Riskin.
5
4

Series 2: Writings , 1962-1997
3.7 Linear feet
Boxes 5-8, 16, OV 17

This series contains handwritten and typewritten drafts, notes, research, correspondence, photographs of works of art, and other documentation related to Butterfield's book projects, articles, catalog essays, and publicity writings.
The most extensive project in this series is Butterfield's book
The Art of Light and Space
, represented here in multiple drafts, galleys, photographs of works of art, editorial correspondence, records related to later exhibitions of the artists represented in the book, and records of an exhibition of artist portraits created for the book by the photographer James McHugh. Extensive files of photographs of works of art by the artists included in the book are also found in the photographs series. Note that the first two drafts in the series bear earlier titles,
Context, the art of light and space
, and
California Light and Space
, but are the same work.
Book projects on the artists Fletcher Benton and Leonard Cutrow are also documented in this series in correspondence, business records, photographs of works of art, and scattered typescript and printout draft writings. Butterfield does not take an author credit for these projects, but she seems to have been involved in their editing and production to different degrees. A book on outdoor sculpture in San Francisco by Warren Radford is found in draft form and appears to have been edited by Butterfield. The draft is filed at the end of the series under "writings by others".
Articles by Butterfield found in this series are mostly in the form of typescript drafts, some hand-corrected. Photocopies of Butterfield's published articles are filed with Printed Materials. Articles about artists or galleries are arranged by the subject's name. Other articles are listed in the series by title.
Many of the files relating to catalog essays by Butterfield contain extensive documentation related to the artist subjects, including multiple drafts, photographs of works of art, and research gathered about the artist or subject matter in the form of printed materials, artist biographies and CVs from galleries, notes, and correspondence. The file for Richard Shaw also contains an interview transcript, presumably for the 1981 interview by Butterfield found In the Interviews series.
Some of Butterfield's work as a publicist for artists and galleries is filed under publicity writings, which include drafts of press releases, exhibition reviews, photographs of artwork, research, and occasionally correspondence with the artist. A large amount of material is found related to Peter Erskine's project "Secrets of the Sun" (1992) including two videocassettes (VHS). An additional videocassette (VHS) is found with publicity writings for the artist Anne Labirola.
Many of the writings are based on recorded interviews that can be found in series 1, Interviews and Lectures. A variety of material related to Butterfield's work on books published by Lapis Press is found in series 3, Project files, which also contains additional publicity writings by Butterfield. Extensive writings by others on the artist George Herms are found in series 4, Personal Business Records. Many of Butterfield's writings that appeared in print are found in series 5, Printed Materials. Additional photographs of works of art by the artists about whom Butterfield wrote are found in series 6, Photographs.
Description Container Select
Books
The Art of Light and Space
Corrected Typescript Draft, 1980s
5
5-10
Typescript Draft, 1988
5
11-16
Typescript with Editor's Annotations, after 1988
Photocopy
5
17-21
Draft Fragments with Editor's Annotations
Introduction, circa 1988-1992
6
1
James Turrell Chapter, circa 1988-1992
6
2-3
DeWain Valentine Chapter, 1975, 1980, 1991
Also contains photographs, printed materials, and editorial correspondence.
Oversized item moved to Box 16, folder 1.
6
4
Notes, circa 1988-1992
6
5
Editorial Correspondence, 1991-1993
6
6
Grant Proposal for Related Exhibition, 1988
6
7
Galley Proofs, 1993
6
8
Uncorrected Proof, 1993
6
9
Photographs
Introductions, 1966-1981
6
10
Robert Irwin, 1970-1985
6
11
James Turrell, 1967-1991
6
12-13
Maria Nordman, 1971-1983
6
14
Doug Wheeler, 1967-1976
6
15
Bruce Nauman, 1969-1988
6
16
Eric Orr, 1968-1991
6
17
Larry Bell, 1965-1983
6
18
DeWain Valentine, 1970-1990
6
19
Susan Kaiser Vogel, 1977-1981
6
20
Hap Tivey, 1973-1990
6
21
Source Material, "Robert Irwin's Theories", circa 1977
Oversized item moved to Box 16, folder 1.
6
22
Fletcher Benton, 1989-1991
6
23
Leonard Cutrow, circa 1962-1994
6
24-30
Articles
Ansel Adams, 1976
6
31
Bruce Connor,
Bruce Connor Lookalike Contest and Bake Sale
(1975), 1973-1980
Oversized items moved to Box 17.
6
32
Guy Dill,
Sculpture is about Proof: The Visual Harmonics of Guy Dill
, 1991-1992
6
33
Ferus Gallery,
A Small Parenthesis in Time
, circa 1976
6
34
Sam Francis, Unpublished Posthumous Article, 1994-1996
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 1.
Includes editorial correspondence in addition to writings.
6
35-36
Joe Goode, circa 1981
6
37
Robert Irwin,
The Subject of Art is Aesthetic Perception
, 1977
6
38
Jasper Johns, John Cage, Merce Cunningham,
The Bride and the Bachelors
, circa 1977
6
39
The Kimball Art Museum,
The Power and the Glory
, circa 1972
6
40
Pablo Picasso,
The Death of a Giant
, circa 1973
7
1
Quay Gallery and Peter Voulkos, circa 1974
7
2
Joseph Raffael,
Infinite Intricateness
, 1976
7
3
"Made in America,"
American Art Review
, 1977
7
4
Thrills, Chills, and Spills; The Second Artists' Soapbox Derby
, 1978
7
5
Turning the Tide: Early L.A. Modernists, 1920-1956
, 1990
7
6
Catalog Essays
"Shape: Forming the L.A. Look" (1976)
Draft and Catalog, 1995
7
8
Correspondence and Notes, 1995
7
8
Research, circa 1991-1995
7
9
Larry Bell, Albuquerque Museum (1997)
Draft, 1997
7
10
Correspondence and Notes, 1996
7
11
Research, circa 1982-1996
7
12-14
Elmer Bischoff, "Walking a Tightrope," Laguna Art Museum, 1985
7
15
Robert Hudson, "Visions of Eyes and Hands," Allan Frumkin Gallery (1976)
Correspondence, 1976
7
16
Notes, circa 1976
7
17
Early Drafts, circa 1976
7
18
Late Drafts, circa 1976
7
19
Research, circa 1976
Contains photocopies of articles dated 1964-1975.
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 1.
7
20-21
Richard Shaw, Newport Harbor Art Museum (1981)
Drafts, circa 1981
Oversized material moved to Box 17.
7
22
Interview Transcript and Notes, 1981
7
23
Research, circa 1976-1988
Oversized materials moved to Box 16, folder 1.
7
24
Publicity Writings
Lita Albuquerque, circa 1990-1996
7
25-26
Dean Andrews, 1994
7
27-29
Eleanore Berman, circa 1990
7
30
Chase Chien, circa 1991
7
31
Guy Dill, 1979-1992
7
32
Peter Erskine, circa 1990-1992
Includes 2 videocassettes (VHS).
7
33-36
Peter Erskine, circa 1990-1992
8
1-3
Robert Irwin and James McHugh, 1991-1993
8
4
Sooja Kim, 1994
8
5
Ann Labriola, circa 1996-1997
Includes 1 videocassette (VHS).
8
6-7
Nina Frost Gallery, 1991
8
8
Tom Rose, circa 1992
8
9
Charles Strong, 1991, 1994
8
10-11
Joyce Treiman, 1993-1994
8
12
Betty Tsou Fong, 1983, 1986
8
13
William Turner Gallery, 1991
8
14
Diana Hsui-lu Wong, 1990-1994
8
15-17
Writings by Others
A Heritage of Outdoor Sculpture
by Warren Radford, 1990
8
18
Space in Japanese Residential Architecture
by Joseph N. Newland, 1978
8
19
Frank Stella Chronology, circa 1987
8
20
Oversized Item from Books,
The Art of Light and Space
, Draft Fragments with Editor's Annotations, DeWain Valentine Chapter
Oversized material from Box 6, folder 4.
16
1
Oversized Item from Books,
The Art of Light and Space
, Source Material, Robert Irwin's Theories
Oversized material from Box 6, folder 22.
16
1
Oversized Material from Articles, Sam Francis, Unpublishes Posthumous Article
Oversized material from Box 6, folder 36.
16
1
Oversized Material from Catalog Essays, Robert Hudson, "Visions of Eyes and Hands," Research
Oversized material from Box 7, folders 20-21.
16
1
Oversized Material from Catalog Essays, Richard Shaw, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Research
Oversized materials from Box 7, folder 24.
16
1
Oversized Material from Articles, Bruce Connor
Oversized material from Box 6, folder 32.
17
Oversized Material from Catalog Essays, Richard Shaw, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Drafts
Oversized material from Box 7, folder 22.
17

Series 3: Project Files , circa 1950-1990
1.6 Linear feet
Boxes 8-10, 16

This series contains records relating to major projects overseen by Butterfield, including a catalog of artworks held by the corporation Pacific Enterprises, a cross-disciplinary project overseen by Butterfield at the San Francisco Art Institute called the Waterfront Project, and a publishing company for which Butterfield served as managing editor called Lapis Press.
The series is arranged as 3 subseries.
  • 3.1: The Art Collection of Pacific Enterprises Artist Files and Interviews
  • 3.2. Waterfront Project Photographs and Sound Recordings
  • 3.3. Lapis Press
3.1: The Art Collection of Pacific Enterprises Artist Files and Interviews, circa 1990
1 Linear foot
Records related to a published catalog of the corporate art collection of Pacific Enterprises include galleys of artist biographies as they appeared in the book, a typescript glossary of terms related to artworks in the collection, and nine sound cassettes (microcassettes) containing artist interviews conducted by Michael Karp. Microcassettes have poor sound quality, and the artists being interviewed are not named or consistently identified in cassette labels. Those who have been identified are listed in the folder listing, below, in the order in which their interviews occur on the cassette. Interviews tend to be around 20 minutes in duration.
Artist files generally contain typescript artist biographies, resumes obtained from galleries or from the artist, photocopies of clippings and articles related to the artist, and sometimes contain exhibition printed material and photographs of artwork. Most of the biographies were written by Micahel Karp, but a few were written by Butterfield, including biographies for Arleo, Breschi, Ruth Duckworth, Kenneth Ferguson, David Gilhooly, Tom Marioni, Richard Shaw, Inez Storer, and Peter Voulkos. Note that files do not exist for every artist that was included in the Pacific Enterprises Catalog.
Description Container
Artist Biogrpahies, Galley Proof, circa 1991
8
21-22
Glossary, Typescript, 1991
8
23
Interviews, circa 1990
9 sound cassettes (microcassette)
  • John Millei
  • Sam Maloof
  • David Ireland
  • Ron Cooper
  • Ron Cooper
    (continued)
  • Lita Albuquerque
  • Gus Foster
  • David Kimball Anderson
  • Robert Arneson
  • Unidentified sculptor
  • David Pearson
  • Louis Pearson
  • Louis Pearson
    (continued)
  • Guy Dill
  • Laddie Dill
  • James Morris
  • Howard Buchwald
  • Dean Johnson
  • Ann Adair
  • Add Adair
    (continued)
  • Tom Marioni
  • James Linnehan
  • Annette McCormick
  • Tim Mather
  • Gillian Theobald
    (Note with Theobald's name indicates this may be part 2 of this interview, but no part 1 is extant.)
  • Keith Milow
  • Norma Pechansky Glasser
  • Zizi Raymond
  • Rosaline Delisle
  • Marilyn Levine
  • Nelson Valentine
  • Frank Romero
  • Peter Alexander
  • Yoshio Taylor
  • Gretchen Ewart
    (Note by Ewart's name indicates this is part 2 of the interview, but no part 1 is extant.)
  • Skip Miller
  • Buelbo (?)
  • Richard Deutsch
  • Tom Ashcraft
  • Inez Storer
  • Jean Lowe
  • Eleane Grove
  • Andrew Ginzel
  • Kristen Jones
  • Charles Arnoldi
  • Charles Arnoldi
    (continued)
  • Fran Martin
  • Paul Sarkisian
  • Carol Sarkisian
  • Steven Beye
8
24-26
Artist Files
Mark Abildgaard, 1990
8
27
Ann Adair, 1990
8
28
Edward Allington, 1987-1989
8
29
David Anderson, 1989
8
30
Adrian Arleo, 1987-1988
8
31
Richard Artschwager, 1986-1988
8
32
Bill Barrell, 1982-1985
8
33
Joel Bass, 1986-1987
8
34
Bennett Bean, 1988-1989
8
35
Howard Ben Tre, 1987-1988
8
36
Roger Berry, 1980-1989
8
37
Derek Boshier, 1988-1990
8
38
Nick Boskovich, 1985-1990
9
1
Robert Brady, 1976-1989
9
2
Karen Breschi, 1987-1989
9
3
Howard Buchwald, 1975-1989
9
4
John Buck, 1987-1988
9
5
Peter Campus, 1981-1989
9
6
Dale Chihuly, 1981-1989
9
7
Annette Corcoran, 1984-1989
9
8
Philip Cornelius, 1988-1990
9
9
Ron Davis, 1976-1989
9
10
Constance De Jong, 1989
9
11
Tony DeLap, 1963-1986
9
12
Rosaline Delisle, 1987-1989
9
13
Richard Deutsch, 1988
9
14
Joseph DiGiorgio, circa 1990
9
15
Guy Dill, 1983
9
16
Ruth Duckworth, 1982-1989
9
17
Ibsen Espada, 1989
9
18
Ned Evans, 1989
9
19
Gretschen Ewart, 1989
9
20
Kenneth Ferguson, 1979-1988
9
21
Gus Foster, 1989
9
22
Connie Fox, 1986-1990
9
23
Hermine Freed, 1980
9
24
David Gilhooly, 1989
9
25
Norma Glasser, 1987
9
26
Larry Gray, 1988-1990
9
27
Red Grooms, 1987-1989
9
28
Eaine Grove, 1990
9
29
Al Held, 1989
9
30
Tom Holland, 1974-1988
9
31
John Hull, 1987-1989
9
32
Jim Huntington, 1986-1989
9
33
Phillis Ideal, 1989
9
34
Dean Johnson, 1986-1989
9
35
Kristin Jones, 1986-1989
9
36
William King, 1989
9
37
Jeff Koons, 1989
9
38
Arva Leodas, 1985-1989
9
39
Dennis Leon, 1977-1990
9
40
Marilyn Levine, 1986
9
41
Sol LeWitt, 1986-1989
9
42
James Linnehan, 1990
9
43
Jean Lowe, 1988-1989
9
44
Gregory Mahoney, 1987-1988
9
45
Sam Maloof, circa 1990
9
46
Tom Marioni, 1974-1990
9
47
Fran Martin, 1989
9
48
Tim Mather, 1988-1990
9
49
David McClear, 1987-1989
9
50
Annette McCormick, 1986-1990
9
51
John Millei, 1989
9
52
Skip Miller, 1990
9
53
Keith Milow, 1982-1990
9
54
Mike Moran, 1987-1989
9
55
Jesús Bautista Moroles, 1989
9
56
James Morris, 1989
9
57
Jay Musler, 1990
9
58
Ronna Neuenschwander, 1987-1990
9
59
John Nygren, 1990
9
60
Eric Orr, 1980-1989
9
61
Shauna Peck, 1987-1989
9
62
Jeff Perone, 1990
9
63
Judy Pfaff, 1986-1989
9
64
Zizi Raymond, 1989
9
65
John Register, circa 1989
9
66
Frank Romero, 1984-1989
9
67
James Rosenquist, 1989
9
68
Carol Sarkisian, 1988-1990
9
69
Paul Sarkisian, 1982-1987
9
70
Adrian Saxe, 1985-1990
9
71
Italo Scanga, 1989-1990
9
72
Sean Scully, 1989
9
73
Richard Shaw, 1988-1990
9
74
Peter Shire, 1989
9
75
Marion Stiebel, 1988-1990
9
76
Sandy Skogland, 1981-1989
9
77
David Smith, 1988-1990
9
78
Pat Steir, 1989
9
79
Inez Storer, 1987-1990
9
80
Roger Sweet, circa 1990
9
81
Yoshio Taylor, 1982-1990
9
82
Gillian Theobald, 1988-1989
9
83
Gwen Thomas, 1986-1989
9
84
John Torreano, 1990
9
85
Leo Valledor, 1985
9
86
Peter Voulkos, 1975-1990
Oversized material moved to box 16, folder 2.
9
87
Peter Waite, 1987-1988
9
88
Roscoe West, 1976-1989
9
89
Margaret Wharton, 1981-1987
9
90
Sheila Wolk, 1987
9
91
Elizabeth Woodman, 1978-1988
9
92
Oversized material from
The Art Collection of Pacific Enterprises
, Artist Files, Peter Voulkos
Oversized material from Box 9, folder 87.
16
2
3.2: Waterfront Project Photographs and Sound Recordings, 1976-1978
0.4 Linear feet
Jan Butterfield coordinated the waterfront project while on the faculty of the San Francisco Art Institute. The project began in 1976 was modeled on the La Defense project in Paris, which involved local artists in urban planning of a blighted area. Participants in the project included Butterfield, Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Melinda Wortz, Eric Orr, Dr. E. Wortz, Frank Gehry, Newton and Helen Harrison, and Josh Young, as well as students at the Art Institute. The project and was designed to take a cross-disciplinary approach to urban planning and development for the waterfront district of San Francisco, and to involve artists and local residents in decision-making. Records relating to the project found in this series include photographs of meetings and waterfront scenes, most of which are credited to Jan Butterfield, and sound recordings of meetings, lectures, and literary readings. The lecture by Jan Butterfield contains detailed information about the project as a whole. Sound recordings are on five sound tape reels and 1 sound cassette.
Description Container
Photographs, circa 1976-1978
10
1-2
Sound Recordings
10
Waterfront Meeting, Frank Gehry's, 1977 July 6
1 sound tape reel
10
3
Waterfront Lecture, Melinda Wortz, 1977 September
1 sound tape reel
10
3
Waterfront Class with Josh Young, 1977 September 16
1 sound tape reel
10
4
Waterfront Class with Toby Rosenblatt, Audrey Owen, Bob Moyer, 1977 October 21
1 sound tape reel
10
4
Lecture by Butterfield at San Francisco Art Institute, 1978 February 6
1 sound cassette
10
5
Literary Reading by Waterfront Writers, 1978 May
1 sound tape reel
10
5
Sound Tape Reel Box, Empty, Labeled Waterfront Meeting, Los Angeles, 1977 August 31
10
5
3.3: Lapis Press Records, circa 1950s-1988, bulk 1984-1988
0.3 Linear feet
Lapis Press was a publishing firm Butterfield was involved in. A few scattered records exist in this collection relating to Lapis publications, including a catalog, clippings with cartoons files as "Lapis Jokes," newspaper clippings relating the activities of the press, and two interviews on two sound cassettes with unidentified scholars of Carl Jung, possibly including one with C.A. Meyer, the author of Lapis publication
Soul and Body
. One of the interviews is falsely labeled Jean Star Untermeyer, but could not have been her as it post-dates her death. Also found are a number of photographs that were collected for Lapis publications, including copy negatives for Dorothea Tanning's
Birthday
, photographs of San Francisco beat-era writers from various sources for the book
Whitman's Wild Children
, and photographs of an unidentified publishing event.
Description Container
Catalog, circa 1986
10
6
Lapis Jokes, circa 1984-1988
10
7
Interviews Related to
Soul and Body
by C.A. Meier, circa 1986
2 sound cassettes
10
8
Photographs
Birthday
by Dorothea Tanning, circa 1986
Copy negatives
10
9
Whitman's Wild Children
by Neeli Cherkovski , circa 1950-1986
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 2.
10
10-11
Unidentified Event, 1988
10
12
Publicity, 1984-1985
10
13
Oversized Materials from Lapis Press Records, Photographs,
Whitman's Wild Children
Oversized material from Box 10, folder 10.
16
2

Series 4: Personal Business Records , 1967-1996
1.1 Linear feet
Boxes 10-11, OV 17-19

This series contains records relating to Butterfield's sale and appraisal of artworks, correspondence relating to her writing and publicity work for artists, other records relating to her career including detailed resumes, and a few personal records relating to her family, friends, finances and health. Also found is 1 sound cassette from Butterfield's answering machine containing incoming messages and some phone conversations from the early 1980s.
Correspondence files also contain many enclosures, including contracts, postcards, photographs of works of art, and printed materials. The file on the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission contains extensive writings and other documentation relating to the sculptor George Herms, the subject of an exhibition at the municipal art gallery, Barnsdall Park.
A copy of the periodical
The Journal of Art
, which has records in this series, is found in series 5, Printed Materials. Additional press releases are also foundin seris 5, Printed Materials.
Description Container Select
Art Sales and Loans
Price Lists, 1990-1999
10
14
John Natsoulas Gallery, 1993
10
15
Sam Francis, 1984-1994
10
16-18
Santa Monica Auctions, 1993
10
19
Authentication of Gauguin's
Vue du Port du Martinique
, 1995
10
20
Business License,
The Journal of Art
, 1989
10
21
Correspondence
Outgoing, 1988-1995
10
22
Personal, circa 1970, 1979
10
23
Miscellaneous Business, 1992-1994
10
24
Archives of American Art, 1991
10
25
AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art), 1991
10
26
Christina Chalmers, 1992
10
27
Janet Disraeli, 1991
10
28
Tom Eatherton, 1967-1981
10
29
Venessa Falgoust, 1990-1991
10
30
Walter Hopps and Elizabeth Shepherd, 1988
10
31
Eric Johnson, circa 1994-1996
Includes 2 videocassettes (VHS) contianing studio footage.
10
32
David Jones, 1987-1993
10
33
Los Angeles Cultural Commission regarding George Herms Exhibition, 1992
10
34
Eric Orr, 1983-1991
10
35
Stuart Collection, University of California San Diego, 1986
10
36
Calvin Tomkins, 1992
10
37
Bill Witherspoon, 1990-1992
10
38
Financial Records
Personal, 1992-1994
11
1
Professional, 1994
11
2
Job Search, 1990-1994
11
3-7
Notes, circa 1983-1994
Oversized material moved to Box 18.
11
8
Press Releases
Death of Richard Brown, Kimball Art Museum, 1979
Oversized material moved to Box 17.
11
9
Henry Hopkins, 1970
11
10
Résumés and CVs
Jan Butterfield, 1980-1994
11
11
Henry Hopkins, circa 1974
11
12
Telephone Messages, circa 1981
1 sound cassette
11
13
Unidentified Technical Drawing, circa 1970-1990
Oversized material moved to Box 19.
11
14
Oversized Personal Business Records, Press Releases, Death of Richard Brown
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 9.
17
Oversized Personal Business Records, Notes
18
Oversized Personal Business Records, Unidentified Technical Drawing
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 14.
19

Series 5: Printed Materials , 1961-1997
1.8 Linear feet
Boxes 11-12, 16, OV 17-19

This series contains articles published in magazines, newspapers, journals, and other art-related publications, as well as exhibition catalogs, posters, plans for installations and exhibition spaces, a disassembled scrapbook, and special print publications. Many of the articles and clippings exist in photocopy only.
Any printed material containing writings by Butterfield is filed at the beginning of the series under "Articles by Butterfield." A bound collection of article photocopies is found at the beginning of the series, followed by early articles Butterfield wrote for Texas papers between 1970-1972. Individual articles by Butterfield are then filed by artist's name, or by the title of the article if the subject was not a single artist. Clippings have a few files arranged by subject, but most clippings are filed chronologically. A few clippings files also contain press releases. Most of the articles are about specific artists, galleries, museums, and other art world stories. Exhibition catalogs are arranged alphabetically by artist or by exhibition title for group shows. Additional exhibition catalogs are found in the Writings series, among Butterfield's drafts of catalog essays and publicity writings. An exhibition program for Tony Labat is filed under "Articles by Butterfield."
Exhibition posters are for Ferus Gallery from 1963 and Robert Hudson at Moore College in 1978. Plans include two floor plans of installations by James Turrell, one axonometric view of an unidentified installation, and two elevation drawings of P.S.1 in Queens, New York. Publicity files are arranged by subject and contain multiple types of printed material such as press releases, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and announcements. Readings for "Issues in Contemporary Art" contains photocopied articles used by Butterfield to teach a college course of that name.
Special publications include magazines and other printed matter which Butterfield collected or contributed to, including two issues of the program for the Artists' Soapbox Derby at the San Francisco Museum of Art and a 1978 guide to art spaces published by the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art.
Additional printed materials are found in series 2, Writings, series 3, Project files, and series 4, Personal Business Records.
Description Container Select
Articles by Butterfield
Bound Portfolio, circa 1985
11
15
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
, 1970-1972
11
16
Texas Observer
, 1971
11
17
"Context: Light and Space as Art", 1982
11
18
"The Russians Are Coming", 1980
11
19
Lita Albuquerque, 1989-1990
11
20
Larry Bell, 1978, 1982
11
21
Fletcher Benton, 1980, 1986
11
22
Joan Brown, 1975
11
23
Chris Burden, 1975
11
24
Judy Chicago, 1979
11
25
Christo, 1971
11
26
Richard Diebenkorn, 1983
11
27
Sam Francis, 1979-1983
11
28-29
Joe Goode, 1982
11
30
Philip Guston, 1980
11
31
George Herms, 1978-1979
11
32
Robert Hudson, 1976, 1985
11
33
Robert Irwin, 1972-1981
11
34
Oliver Jackson, 1982
11
35
Craig Kauffman, 1982
Oversized materials moved to Box 16, folder 3.
11
36
Tony Labat, 1987
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 3.
11
37
Modesto Lanzone, 1982
11
38
Helen Lundberg, 1983
11
39
Bruce Nauman, 1975
11
40
Manuel Neri, 1981
11
41
Maria Nordman, 1979
11
42
Joseph Raffael, 1976
11
43
George Segal, circa 1984
11
44
Wayne Thiebaud, 1977
11
45
James Turrell, 1980
11
46
"Those Were the Days: L.A. in the 60s", 1981
11
47
Article by Henry Hopkins, "West Coast Style", 1966
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 3.
11
48
Articles about Butterfield
Art of Light and Space
Review, 1993
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 3.
11
49
Lapis Press, 1985-1987
11
50
Art Over the Sofa
Exhibition, 1991
11
51
Clippings
Family, 1961-1971
11
52
Sam Francis, 1979-1994
Also contains funeral mass program.
Oversized materials moved to Box 16, folder 4.
11
53
Henry Hopkins, 1968-1991
Oversized material moved to Box 17.
11
54-55
Peter Erskine, 1992
11
56
General Clippings, 1968-1975
Oversized materials moved to Box 16, folder 4.
11
57
General Clippings, 1979-1989
11
58
General Clippings, 1990-1991
Oversized material moved to Box 17.
11
59
General Clippings, 1992-1993
Oversized material moved to Box 18.
11
60
General Clippings, 1994-1997, undated
Oversized material moved to Box 18.
11
61
Exhibition Catalogs
24 Young Los Angeles Artists
(1971), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1971
11
62
Albright Knox Gallery Acquisitions (1961), 1961
11
63
The Human Condition
(1984), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Biennial, 1984
Oversized material moved to box 16, folder 5.
11
64
Jack Brogan: Projects
(1980), Baxter Art Gallery, 1980
11
65
Fluid Bodies
(1996), Gallery 825, 1996
11
66
Sam Francis, 1961, 1967
12
1
Sam Francis, 1972-1978
12
2
Sam Francis, 1979-1980
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 5.
12
3
Sam Francis, 1981-1986
12
4
Sam Francis, 1986-1992, undated
12
5
Frimkess
(1992), R. Mutt 1917 Gallery, 1992
12
6
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings from the USSR
(1973), 1973
12
7
The Paintings of James Kelly, 1952-1990
, The Wiegand Gallery (1990), 1990
12
8
Ed Kienholz
, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1966), 1966
12
9
Light/Motion/Space
, Milwaukee Art Center (1967), 1967
12
10
MA: Space-Time in Japan
, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, circa 1979
12
11
David Maxim: Painted Philosophy
(1994), University of California at Berkeley Museums at Blackhawk, 1994
12
12
New Structuralists
(1994), Boritzer/Gray/Hamano, 1994
12
13
Beverly Pepper: Small-Scale Sculpture and Drawings
, Gerald Peters Gallery (1989), 1989
12
14
Ken Price: Figurine Cups
, Gemini G.E.L., circa 1970
12
15
Clyfford Still
(1976), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1976
12
16
Exhibition Posters
Ferus Gallery, 1963
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 5.
12
17
Robert Hudson, Moore College, 1978
Oversized material moved to Box 19.
12
18
Plans, 1976, undated
Oversized material moved to Box 19.
12
19
Publicity
Lee Roy Champagne, circa 1994
12
20
Christo, 1991
12
21
Richard Diebenkorn, 1992-1993
Oversized material moved to Box 18.
12
22
Edward Dugmore, 1991
12
23
Frederick Eversley, 1976-1977
12
24
Sam Francis, 1980-1985
12
26
Joe Goode, 1988-1992
12
26
Robert Graham, 1992
12
27
"Helter Skelter" Exhibition (1992), Museum of Contemporary Art, 1992
Oversized materials moved to Box 16, folder 5.
12
28
Maricia Gygli King, 1988-1990
12
29
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1986
12
30
Museum of Art and History (Santa Cruz, Calif.), 1997
12
31
Bruce Nauman, 1994
12
32
Gount Giuseppe Panza di Biumo Gift to the Museum of Contemporary Art, 1994
12
33
Victor Raphael, 1989-1995
12
34
Miscellaneous, 1993-1994
12
35
Readings for "Issues in Contemporary Art", circa 1975
12
36-40
Scrapbook, "Ed Kienholz" (1966), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1966
12
41
Special Publications
Artists' Soapbox Derby Official Magazine, 1975, 1978
12
42
The Jounal of Art
, 1989
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 6.
12
43
"Los Angeles County Art Museum,"
Los Angeles Times
Supplement, 1965
12
44
Looking Critically: 21 Years of ArtForum Magazine
, 1984
12
45
Museum of California, 1982
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 6.
12
46
The New Art Space
, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, 1978
12
47
Oversized Articles by Butterfield, Craig Kauffman
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 36.
16
3
Oversized Articles by Butterfield, Tony Labat
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 37.
16
3
Oversized Article by Henry Hopkins, "West Coast Style"
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 48.
16
3
Oversized Article about Butterfield,
Art of Light and Space
Review
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 49.
16
3
Oversized Clippings, Sam Francis
Oversized materials from Box 11, folder 53.
16
4
Oversized Clippings, General, 1968-1975
Oversized materials from Box 11, folder 57.
16
4
Oversized Exhibition Catalogs, "The Human Condition," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 64.
16
5
Oversized Exhibition Catalogs, Sam Francis, 1979-1980
Oversized materials from Box 12, folder 3.
16
5
Oversized Exhibition Posters, Ferus Gallery
Oversized material from Box 12, folder 17.
16
5
Oversized Publicity, "Helter Skelter" Exihbition, MOCA
Oversized materials from Box 12, folder 28.
16
5
Oversized Special Publications,
The Journal of Art
Oversized material from Box 12, folder 43.
16
6
Oversized Special Publications,
Museum of California
Oversized materials from Box 12, folder 46.
16
6
Oversized Clippings, Henry Hopkins
Oversized materials from Box 11, folder 54.
17
Oversized Clippings, General, 1990-1991
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 59.
17
Oversized Clippings, General, 1992-1993
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 60.
18
Oversized Clippings, General, 1994-1997
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 61.
18
Oversized Publicity, Richard Diebenkorn
Oversized material from Box 12, folder 22.
18
Oversized Exhibition Posters, Robert Hudson, Moore College
Oversized material from Box 12, folder 18.
19
Oversized Plans
Oversized material from Box 12, folder 19.
19

Series 6: Photographs , 1958-1994
2.2 Linear feet
Boxes 12-14, 16

This series contains photographs of Butterfield's friends, associates, and family, her travels to China and Greece, and her wedding to Henry Hopkins. Photographs of people include artists Philip Guston, Ed Kienholz, Henry Hopkins with Clyfford Still, Robert Irwin, Robert Rauschenberg, and a group photograph for the Los Angeles Magazine feature, "LA Art in the 1960s," the published version of which is found in series 5, Printed Materials. The bulk of this series consists of photographs of works of art, arranged by artist, with a few photographs of exhibitions at the end of the series.
Most of the photographs are either prints or slides, but some negatives and contact sheets are also found. Most are of unknown origin or were taken by others, except for the photographs of Philip Guston, and photographs of works of art by Michael Brewster, Ron Davis, Robert Irwin, and Ed Ruscha, which are credited Jan Butterfield.
Additional photographs are found in series 2, Writings, and series 3, Project Files.
Description Container Select
People
Philip Guston, photographs by Jan Butterfield, 1979
12
48
Ed Kienholz, circa 1970
12
49
Henry Hopkins with Clyfford Still, circa 1976
12
50
Robert Irwin, 1979, undated
12
51
Group for "LA Art in the 1960s" Article, LA Magazine, 1968
12
52
Robert Rauschenberg, circa 1970s
12
53
James Turrell, 1984
12
54
Personal
Butterfield with Unidentified Others, circa 1980
Contact sheets
12
55
Wedding of Butterfield and Henry Hopkins, circa 1970
Contact sheets
12
56
China, circa 1980
Contact sheets, negatives, and slides
12
57-58
Greece, circa 1980s
Negatives and slides
13
1
Unidentified, 1988, undated
Negatives and prints
13
2
Works of Art
Michael Asher, 1970
13
3
Larry Bell, 1972-1981
13
4
Billy Al Bengston, undated
13
5
Fletcher Benton, undated
13
6
Michael Brewster, photographs by Jan Butterfield, 1981
Negatives and prints
13
7
Michael Brewster, 1972-1979
13
8
Joan Brown, 1974-1978
13
9
Judy Chicago, 1979
13
10
Ron Cooper, 1972-1973
13
11
Mary Corse, 1967-1968
13
12
Eric de la Cova, 1984-1988
13
13
Leonard Cutrow, 1960-1988
13
14-17
Ron Davis, photograph by Jan Butterfield, circa 1974-1975
13
18
Richard Diebenkorn, 1975, 1981
13
19
Guy Dill, 1970-1991
13
20-22
Toni Dove, 1988-1989
13
23
Tom Eatherton, 1991
13
24
Jules Engel, undated
13
25
Peter Erskine, 1991
13
26
Joe Fay, 1988-1990
13
27
Lorser Feitelson, 1980, undated
13
28
Oskar Fischinger, 1976
13
29
Roy Fowler, 1985-1988
13
30
Hans Frabel, undated
13
31
Sam Francis, 1976
13
32
David Furman, 1989
13
33
Paul Georges, 1978-1988
14
1
Philip Guston, circa 1979
14
2
Helen and Newton Harrision, Installation View, 1977
14
3
Robert Hudson, 1979-1988
14
4
Malou Flato, 1989
14
5
Robert Irwin
Photographs by Jan Butterfield
Negatives, contact sheets, and prints.
14
6
Slides and Transparencies, 1975-1992
14
7
Prints, 1971-1985
14
8
Dean Johnson, 1983-1989
14
9
Eric Johnson, 1990-1994
14
10
Marcia King, 1984-1989
14
11
Peter Krasnow, 1976, undated
14
12
Anne Labriola, circa 1991
14
13
Rico Lebrun, undated
14
14
Helen Lundberg, circa 1975, undated
14
15
Mary Malott, 1986
14
16
John McLaughlin, 1977, undated
14
17
Ed Moses, 1970
14
18
Bruce Nauman, 1970-1973
14
19
Maria Nordman, 1973-1976
14
20
Eric Orr, 1983
14
21
Helen Pashgian, undated
14
22
Agnes Pelton, undated
14
23
Edward Ruscha, photograph by Jan Butterfield, circa 1970
14
24
Richard Shaw, 1987-1988
14
25
Henriette Stone, undated
14
26
Inez Storer, 1987-1988
14
27
Sarah Tamor, 1991
14
28
Hap Tivey, circa 1974-1990
14
29-31
James Turrell, 1967-1991
14
32
Doug Wheeler, circa 1981
14
33
DeWain Valentine, 1968-1989
14
34
Susan Kaiser Vogel, 1977-1991
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 7.
14
35
Peter Voulkos, circa 1958
14
36
Elyn Zimmerman, 1980-1981
14
37
Artist Unidentified, circa 1980s-1990s
14
38
Exhibitions
"A Time and Place," (1991) Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1991
14
39
"Expressionist Utopia," (1993), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1993-1994
Also contains press release.
14
40
Mary Miss and Roland Reiss, Mount Saint Mary's College, 1980
14
41
Oversized Photographs, Works of Art, Susan Kaiser Vogel
Oversized material from Box 14, folder 35.
16
7

Series 7: Sound and Video Recordings , 1987-1997
0.4 Linear feet
Box 15

This series contains 4 videocassettes (VHS) and 1 sound cassette with art-related recordings. Videos include
The Painter Sam Francis
(1992);
Breathing Light
(circa 1988), about a work of the same title by Peter Erskine; documentation of three multimedia installations by Judit Hersko including
Zurbaran Bewitched
,
Witch-hunt
, and
Black Forest Requiem
, and a documentation of performances and experiments with light entitled
Light Dance
by Seth Riskin (1987-1995). The sound cassette is an acoustiguide for the 1990 Edward Ruscha exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. A single unlabeled cassette containing what appears to be a band rehearsal is also found.
Most of the sound recordings in the collection are found in series 1, Interviews and Lectures. Additional audio recordings are found in series 3, Project Files. Additional video recordings are found in the Publicity subseries of series 2, Writings, and in the correspondence subseries of series 3, Personal Business Records.
Description Container Select
Light Dance
, 1987-1995
1 videocassettes (vhs)
15
1
Breathing Light
, circa 1988
1 videocassettes (vhs)
15
2
The Painter Sam Francis
, 1992
1 videocassettes (vhs)
15
3
Judit Hersko Installations, circa 1997
1 videocassettes (vhs)
15
4
Edward Ruscha Acoustiguide, 1990
1 sound cassette
15
5
Unidentified Musical Recording, undated
1 sound cassette
15
6

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