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Jesse Amado papers, circa 1970-2016

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as six series.

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Series 1:Biographical Material, circa 1983-2011
4 folders
Box 1

Awards, greeting cards from others thanking and congratulating Amado, a driver's license, and resume are in biographical materials.
DescriptionContainer
Awards, circa 1983
1
1
Greeting Cards, 1990-2011
1
2
License, circa 1995
1
3
Resume, 2002
1
4

Series 2:Writings and Notes, circa 1970-2016
0.3 Linear Feet
Box 1

Amado's writings include his early writings, notes, and fifteen notebooks. Early writings include Amado's student paper titled "Problems in Contemporary Art Student Research," poetry, writings about art and an ex-girlfriend, and two legal pads with writings about rock and roll, religion, and literature. Notebooks contain notes on suppliers, readings, articles, news, art, lettering, films, and research for projects. Lists of materials and grants, and some sketches are also in the notebooks.
DescriptionContainer
Early Writings, circa 1970-circa 1986
1
5-7
Notes, circa 2005-2016
1
8
Notebooks, 2003-2014
1
9-13

Series 3:Professional Files, 1990-2016
0.4 Linear Feet
Boxes 1-2

Professional files consist of a copyright and teaching agreement; an exhibition file for Dreamers and Realists (2016); files for projects with fringe, the Linda Pace Foundation, and the San Antonio fire department; and a teaching file. Source material for various projects is also in this series.
DescriptionContainer
Agreement, Southwest School of Art, Teaching Agreement, 2015
1
14
Agreement, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Copyright License, 2013
1
15
Exhibition, Dreamers and Realists (2016), 2016
1
16
Project, Fringe Drawings, Sketchbook, 2005-2006
1
17
Project, Linda Pace Foundation, Days Installation - Notebook, 2009-2010
1
18
Project, Linda Pace Foundation, Days Installation - Plans and Press Packet, 2010
1
19
Project, Linda Pace Foundation, Days Installation - Plans, 2009-2010
2
1
Project, San Antonio Fire Department Memorial, Proposal, 2011
1
20
Project, San Antonio Fire Department Memorial, Notebooks, 2006-2012
1
21-22
Project, San Antonio Fire Department Memorial, Plans, circa 2010
2
2
Project, Source Material, 1990-2007
1
23
Teaching, 1996
1
24

Series 4:Printed Material, circa 1983-2016, undated
0.2 Linear Feet
Boxes 1-2

Printed materials include clippings regarding Amado and his artwork, firefighting, and other topics; candy wrapper ephemera; catalogs and announcements for many of Amado's exhibitions; and a wall description for an installation piece.
DescriptionContainer
Clippings, Amado, circa 1990-2016
1
25
Clippings, Firefighting, circa 1985
1
26
Clippings, General, 2001-2016
1
27
Clippings, General, 2013-2016
2
3
Ephemera, undated
1
28
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1983-2015
1
29
Exhibition Artwork Wall Description, 2015
1
30

Series 5:Photographic Material, circa 1970-circa 2000
0.2 Linear Feet
Box 1

Photographs and negatives are of Amado, works of art, and personal subjects.
DescriptionContainer
Amado, circa 1970-2007
1
31
Amado, Exhibition in Kwangju, South Korea, 1997
1
32
Personal, circa 1990s
1
33
Works of Art, General, circa 1990s
1
34
Works of Art, Group Exhibition in Houston, T.X., circa 1990
1
35

Series 6:Artwork, circa 2010-2015
3 folders
Boxes 1-2

Artwork includes a few drawings, a sketchbook, and portraits of Amado drawn by his students.
DescriptionContainer
Drawing, "White Floating" with Numbered Shapes, circa 2010
1
36
Drawing, Invitation, 2014
1
37
Drawings, Portraits of Amado by Students, 2015
2
4
Sketchbook, circa 2000s
2
5

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.