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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Mark Green papers, 1954-1991, bulk 1954-1978 | Digitized Collection

Mark Green papers, 1954-1991, bulk 1954-1978

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 6 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Information, 1967-1970s
(Box 1; 1 folder)

Biographical information includes Mark Green's resume, a xerox copy of a guest book of a Mark Green photo exhibition, and copies of exhibition announcements in which Green participated.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1959-1976
(Box 1, 3; 1 folder)

Correspondence is between Mark Green and others, including Wallace and Shirley Berman, Jay DeFeo, and Robert Emory Johnson. Correspondence is arranged by date.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1954-1975
(Box 1, 3; 13 folders)

This series consists primarily of materials relating to exhibitions that Mark Green helped to organize: "A Kind of Beatness" (1975) and "Rolling Renaissance" (1968). Also found is a catalog for "North Beach Memorabilia, the 40s to the 60s," (1968). Exhibition files include correspondence, clippings, catalogs, photographs, writings, announcements, and press releases. Photographs are of Thomas Albright, Francis Ford Coppola, Allen Ginsberg, Leonard Hull, Robert Emory Johnson, Bob Kauffman, J. Oliver Mitchell, Francis Rigney, Jerome Stauber, and Edward Silverstone Taylor. Correspondents include include Thomas Albright, Wallace Berman, Bill Eisenlord, Alfred Frankensten, Allen Ginsberg, Helen Johnson of the Focus Gallery, Robert Emory Johnson, Chester Kessler, and Philip Whalen.
Exhibition Files are arranged into 3 subseries:
Subseries 3.1: "A Kind of Beatness: Photographs of a North Beach Era, 1950-1965," 1954-1970s
Subseries 3.2: "North Beach Memorabilia: the 40s to the 60s" [1968], circa 1970s
Subseries 3.3: "Rolling Renaissance" [1968], 1967-1969

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1974-1978
(Box 1; 3 folders)

Writings and notes by Mark Green include a history of the Nanny Goat Hill Gallery and statements about his photography. Also found are unidentified writings.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 5: Printed Material, 1974-1978
(Box 1-3; 8 folders)

Printed materials include clippings and newspapers, miscellaneous Beatnick publications, and comic books. Many clippings relate to the San Francisco Renaissance and the Beat Movement. Also found are materials from the Nanny Goat Hill Gallery including exhibition announcements, forms, and gallery schedules.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Only relevant clippings and the covers of comic books have been scanned.

Series 6: Photographs 1950s-1970s,
(Box 2-3; 0.3 linear feet)

This series includes photographs of Mark Green, by Mark Green, and by other photographers. Photos are arranged by photographer and subsequently by date that Mark Green specified. Unidentified photographs do not have any identifying descriptions on the back.

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.