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

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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
3.1: "A Kind of Beatness: Photographs of a North Beach Era, 1950-1965,", 1954-1970s
Writings, correspondence, and clippings relating to "A Kind of Beatness" exhibition which took place at the Focus Gallery in San Francisco, California in 1975. Also found are photographs which were included in the exhibition and photographs taken during the show.
Description Container
Clippings, circa 1974-1975
1
3
Correspondence, 1974-1976
  • Bill Eisenlord
  • Chester Kessler
  • Wallace Berman
  • Robert Emory Johnson
  • Helen Johnston
  • Philip Whalen
1
4
Exhibition Announcements, circa 1975
1
5
Photographs by Mark Green, 1975, circa 1960s-1970s
  • A. A. Gugel Jr.
  • Edward Silverstone Taylor
  • Robert Emory Johnson
  • Unidentified Woman
  • David Frankenstein
  • Helen Johnson and Robert Emory Johnson
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Unidentified Woman
1
6
Photographs by Others, 1954-1959, 1975
  • Bob Kaufman by Chester Kessler
  • Paddy O'Sullivan by J. Oliver Mitchell
  • Self portrait by J. Oliver Mitchell
  • Jungle Jim, Leonard Hull, Jerome Stauber by unknown photographer
  • Mark Green by Ella Henry
  • Maitland "Sandy" Zane and Mark Green by Bill Paul
1
7
Writings and Notes, circa 1975
(See also Box 3 for oversized items)
1
8
Oversized Writings, circa 1975
(Oversized items from Box 1, F8)
3
3.2: "North Beach Memorabilia: the 40s to the 60s" [1968], circa 1970s
This subseries consists of one exhibition catalog.
Description Container
Exhibition Catalog, 1968
1
9
3.3: "Rolling Renaissance" [1968], 1967-1969
This subseries includes writings, correspondence, exhibition announcements, and press releases from the "Rolling Renaissance" exhibition held thoughout San Francisco in 1968. Notable letters are written to and by Allen Ginsberg and Thomas Albright. Photographs taken during the exhibition include Allen Ginsberg, Thomas Albright, Robert Emoy Johnson, Dr. Reidar Wennesland, and Francis Rigney.
Description Container
Correspondence, 1967, 1969
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Thomas Albright
1
10
Exhibition Announcement, 1968
(Oversized item housed in Box 3)
1
11
Press Release, 1968
1
12
Photographs by Mark Green, 1968
  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Thomas Albright
  • Robert Emory Johnson and Dr. Reidar Wennesland
  • John Hamilton
  • Michael Bowen
  • Dr. Francis Rigney
1
13
Photographs by Others, circa 1968
1
14
Writings and Notes, 1968
1
15
Exhibition Announcement, 1968
(From Box 1, F10)
3

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