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Kenjilo Nanao papers, circa 1885-2017, circa 1949-2017, bulk 1970-2000

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 7 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1960-circa 2017
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1

Biographical materials include forms of international identification, travel documents, early academic writing on art, and interviews in both written typescript form and digital audio recording.
Description Container Select
Artist Statements, circa 1970-1990
1
1
Business Card, circa 1980s
1
2
Curriculum Vitae, circa 1972-1973
1
3
Degrees, Certifications, circa 1970, 2000
1
4
Essays, Art Historical, circa 1960s
1
5
Identification
International Driving Permit, 1981
1
6
Paris Cartes Oranges, Nanao Family, circa 1980
1
7
Paris Studio Membership, Access Cards, circa 1960s
1
8
Transportation Identification, Gail and Kenjilo in Bern, Switzerland, circa 2003-2008
1
9
Miscellaneous Identification, Wallet Contents, circa 1977
1
10
Interview Transcript, Gail Chadell Nanao by Susan Landauer (Nov. 2017), circa 2017
1
11
Interview with Beate Kropidlowski (Jan. 23, 2005), circa 2005
Includes born-digital records, see ER01
1
12
Interview with Beate Kropidlowski (Jan. 23, 2005), Digital Audio Recording, 2005
0.706 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER01
Newsletter, Fishing Trip (Japanese), circa 1985
1
13
Notes, circa 1970s-2010
1
14
Party Flyers, circa 1990s
1
15
Travel Documents, Miscellaneous, circa 1970s-2000
1
16
Who's Who, circa 1995-2000
1
17
Work Visa, circa 1965
1
18
Unidentified Bound Booklet (Japanese, Hand-written), circa 1983
1
19

Series 2: Correspondence , circa 1951-2013
4.9 Linear feet
Boxes 1-6

Correspondence is mostly personal in nature, between friends and family in both English and Japanese, with the exception of a few folders of professional correspondence spanning Nanao's career. Correspondence drafts also appear as entries in bound journals.
Description Container Select
Address Books, circa 1960s-1990s
1
20-26
Business Cards, circa 1970s-1990s
1
27
Correspondence Journals
Untitled, circa 1951-1952
1
28
Letters 1965-1975, circa 1965-1975
1
29
Untitled , circa 1970s
1
30
Untitled , circa 1977
1
31
Untitled, circa 1977-1982
1
32
Letters 1975-, circa 1975-1977
1
33
Untitled, circa 1977-1978
1
34
Untitled, circa 1989-1992
1
35
Untitled, circa 1989-1993
1
36
Untitled, circa 1994-1995
1
37
Letters 1995, circa 1995-1996
1
38
Letters 1996, circa 1996-2006
2
1
Professional Correspondence, circa 1968-2011
2
2-3
Correspondence, circa 1960
2
4
Correspondence, circa 1961
2
5
Correspondence, circa 1962
2
6
Correspondence, circa 1963
2
7
Correspondence, circa 1964
2
8
Correspondence, circa 1965
2
9
Correspondence, circa 1966
2
10
Correspondence, circa 1967
2
11
Correspondence, circa 1968
2
12
Correspondence, circa 1969
2
13
Correspondence, circa 1970
2
14
Correspondence, circa 1971
2
15
Correspondence, circa 1972
2
16
Correspondence, circa 1973
2
17
Correspondence, circa 1974
2
18
Correspondence, circa 1975
2
19
Correspondence, circa 1976
2
20
Correspondence, circa 1977
2
21
Correspondence, circa 1978
2
22
Correspondence, circa 1979
2
23
Correspondence, circa 1980
2
24-25
Correspondence, circa 1981
2
26
Correspondence, circa 1982
2
27-28
Correspondence, circa 1983
2
29
Correspondence, circa 1983
3
1
Correspondence, circa 1984
3
2
Correspondence, circa 1985
3
3
Correspondence, circa 1986
3
4
Correspondence, circa 1987
3
5
Correspondence, circa 1988
3
6-7
Correspondence, circa 1989
3
8
Correspondence, circa 1990
3
9-11
Correspondence, circa 1991
3
12-13
Correspondence, circa 1992
3
14-15
Correspondence, circa 1993
3
16
Correspondence, circa 1994
4
1-2
Correspondence, circa 1995
4
3-4
Correspondence, circa 1996
4
5-6
Correspondence, circa 1997
4
7-8
Correspondence, circa 1998
4
9-10
Correspondence, circa 1999
4
11
Correspondence, circa 2000
4
12
Correspondence, circa 2001
4
13
Correspondence, circa 2002
4
14
Correspondence, circa 2003
4
15
Correspondence, circa 2004
5
1
Correspondence, circa 2005
5
2-3
Correspondence, circa 2006
5
4-5
Correspondence, circa 2007
5
6-7
Correspondence, circa 2008
5
8
Correspondence, circa 2009
5
9
Correspondence, circa 2010
5
10
Correspondence, circa 2011
5
11
Correspondence, circa 2012
5
12
Correspondence, circa 2013
5
13
Unknown Correspondents, Undated, circa 1970s-2000
5
14
Letter Drafts, Japanese, circa 1982-1989
5
15
Letter Drafts, Japanese, circa 1982-1989
6
1-2

Series 3: Journals , circa 1949-2013
4 Linear feet
Boxes 6-9, 12

The journal series includes bound journals of mixed content, including thoughts on art, to-do lists, and artwork in various media including watercolors and charcoal. Later journals, often bound in leather, are titled and dedicated to specific travels and often documents those trips as well as long periods afterwards.
Journals are arranged roughly in chronological order.
Description Container Select
Untitled , circa 1949
6
3
Untitled , circa 1952-1955
6
4
Untitled , circa 1960s
6
5
Untitled , circa 1964-1965
6
6
Untitled , circa 1966-1968
6
7
Untitled , circa 1969-1970
6
8
Untitled , circa 1971-1975
6
9
Untitled , circa 1971-1977
6
10
Untitled , circa 1972-1976
6
11
Untitled , circa 1973-1979
6
12
Untitled , circa 1976-1982
6
13
Untitled , circa 1977-1982
6
14
Untitled , circa 1978-1982
6
15
Untitled, circa 1980-1982
7
1
Untitled, circa 1982-1984
7
2
Untitled, circa 1983-1988
7
3
Alta, Sierra Nevada Foothills, circa 1984-1987
7
4
Untitled, circa 1985-1995
7
5
Life and Times at Alta, circa 1985-1995
12
1
Trip to Japan, 1986, circa 1986-1987
7
6
Washington, DC, 1987, circa 1987-1988
7
7
Alta II, 1987, circa 1987-1994
7
8
Untitled, circa 1987-1995
7
9
Trip to Mexico, 1988, circa 1988-1992
7
10
Untitled, circa 1988-1990
7
11
Untitled, circa 1992
7
12
Rome, Spring 1993, circa 1993
8
1
Turkey, 1994, circa 1994
8
2
Japan, 1994, circa 1994-1996
8
3
Studio Notes, circa 1992-1997
8
4
Norway, 1996, circa 1996-1997
8
5
Untitled, circa 1996-1998
8
6
Spain, 1997, circa 1997-1998
8
7
Venice, 1998, circa 1998-1999
8
8
Tassajara, 1998, circa 1998-2001
8
9
Studio Notes, circa 1998-2003
8
10
Japan, 1999, circa 1999-2000
8
11
Untitled, circa 2000-2001
8
12
Paris, Madrid, 2001, circa 2001-2002
9
1
Untitled, circa 2002-2004
9
2
Studio Notes, circa 2002-2011
9
3
Switzerland, 2003, circa 2003-2004
9
4
Studio Notes, 2003, circa 2003-2004
9
5
Untitled, Loose Journal Entries, circa 2004
9
6
Japan, Aomori Kyodokan, circa 2004-2006
9
7
Untitled, circa 2005
9
8
Studio Notes, circa 2005-2006
9
9
Untitled, Japanese, circa 2006
9
10
Paris, Lyon, Chateau de la Caze, circa 2007-2008
9
11
Our Trip to France, circa 2007-2010
9
12
Japan, Honolulu, 2008, circa 2008-2009
9
13
Untitled (Gail Nanao, Morocco), circa 2009
9
14
Untitled, circa 2009-2011
9
15
Untitled (Gail Nanao, Hospital), circa 2012-2013
9
16

Series 4: Professional Files , circa 1967-2011
1 Linear foot
Box 10

Professional files include various professional portfolios that Nanao produced for the purpose of tenure review, a binder detailing relationships with various galleries, and various teaching materials and studio documents.
Description Container Select
Biennial Exhibition of Prints in Tokyo (Nov. 1976-Jan. 1977), circa 1976-1977
10
1
Consignment and Shipping Bills, circa 1990-2009
10
2
Cranbrook Academy of Art, circa 1981
10
3
Expense Ledger, circa 1967-1969
10
4
First Artists' Soap Derby, SFMoMA (May 1975), circa 1975
10
5
Galleries' Records, circa 1975-1980
Gallery documents in this binder are organized according to gallery and include the following galleries: Associated American Artists, Smith Andersen, The Print Cabinet, Santa Barbara Contemporary Graphics Center, Van Straaten Gallery, Dana Reich Gallery, Dubins Gallery, Marjorie Kauffmann Graphics, The Fountain Gallery of Art, Huntly Gallery, The Graphics Gallery, and John Carr, among others.
10
6
Japan Trip, 1979, circa 1979
10
7
Lithography Teaching Materials, circa 1970s
10
8
Lithography Course, circa 1972-1990
10
9
Planner 1977, circa 1977
10
10
Planner 1978, circa 1978
10
11
Planner , circa 2003
10
12
Post Tenure Review Instructional Performance Portfolio, circa 1984
10
13
Promotion Application to Professor Portfolio, circa 1980
10
14-16
Publication Mechanical for Kenjilo Nanao: Pacific Paintings, circa 2011
10
17
Slides and Artwork Shipment Ledger, 1973
10
18
Slides and Artwork Shipment Ledger, circa 1979-1981
10
19
Slides and Artwork Shipment Ledger, circa 1988-1992
10
20
Slides and Artwork Shipment Ledger, circa 1997-2003
10
21
Santa Barbara Museum Contemporary Graphics Center, circa 1975-1977
10
22
Smith Andersen Gallery, circa 1973-1990
10
23
Studio Documents, Miscellaneous, circa 1967-2002
10
24

Series 5: Printed Material , circa 1885-1887, circa 1960-2010
0.6 Linear feet
Box 11

Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and invitations, as well as clipping and Japanese language materials.
Description Container Select
Clippings, circa 1970-2010
11
1
Exhibition Catalogs, circa 1960-1990
11
2-4
Exhibition Invitations, circa 1970-2010
11
5-7
Gallery Guide West Coast, 2001
11
8
Illustrated Guidebook for Travelers Round the World, America, circa 1885-1887
11
9
Japanese Paperbacks, circa 1990-2010
11
10
Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1970-2007
11
11-12

Series 6: Photographic Material , circa 1960-2011
0.1 Linear feet
Box 11

Photographic material is primarily comprised of images of family and friends, with some images of artwork and exhibitions.
Description Container Select
Gail and Kenjilo Nano , circa 1960, 1997
11
13
Friends, Family in Japan, circa 2000
11
14
Nano Family in Japan, circa 1960-1979
11
15
Kenjilo Nano Artwork, Installation , circa 1975-2011
11
16

Series 7: Artwork , circa 1976-2010
0.4 Linear feet
Boxes 11-12

The artwork series includes a number of sketchbooks, as well as some loose drawings and watercolors.
Description Container Select
Sketchbook, circa 1976
11
17
Sketchbook, circa 1988
11
18
Sketchbook, circa 2009
11
19
Sketchbook, circa 2009
11
20
Sketchbook, circa 2009
11
21
Sketchbook, circa 2009
11
22
Sketchbook, circa 2010
11
23
Ink, Watercolor on Paper, circa 1980-2000
12
2

Make a Request

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