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Melinda Wortz papers, 1958-1992

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1967-1992
1.25 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2, 18

Correspondence documents Wortz's appointments at California State University, Long Beach, and California State College, San Bernardino, as well as commissions for the publication Arts Magazine in the 1970s. Also documented are some of Wortz's professional activities outside of UCI, including serving on various advisory boards, commissions, and juries; lecturing and consulting work; and loans of her personal art collection.
Correspondence includes scattered letters and postcards from artists including Eleanor Antin, Christo and Jean Claude, John Coplans, David French, Craig Kauffman, Cork Marchesi, Jim Risser, Eve Sonneman, Hap Tivey, Marc Van Der Marck, and Elsa Warner; and historians and curators including Sandy Ballatore and Susan Larsen. One folder, which retains the original label, "Artist and Other Special Cards," includes multiple postcards from Lena Handschy and Martha Rosler, and mail art from Daniel Barber.
Also documented is a trip to Europe, primarily Paris and Milan, in 1978-1979, funded by a critic's grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, during which Wortz conducted research for a book on light and space, and visited the collection of Count Panza in Milan.
The series includes a sound cassette of an Ellen Lampert performance, and three sound cassettes of an unidentified symposium/panel discussion.
General correspodence files in rough chronological order are followed by correspondence arranged by subject.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, circa 1970-circa 1989
1
14-15
Correspondence, 1967-1968
1
16
Correspondence, 1970s
1
17-23
Correspondence, 1980s
Includes sound cassette with the following label. Side 1: Ellen Lampert [10 mins] "Trouble in Paradise" '86 poperetta/multimedia/perf copyright 1986 Ellen Lampert; Side 2: Ellen Lampert [8 mins] Arts/L.A. KCRW-FM intrvw 1/19/1987. Copyright 1987 Ellen Lampert
1
24-31
Correspondence, 1980s-1992
1
32
Announcements with Personal Notes, 1981-1982
2
1
Art Consulting, 1983-1985
2
2
Artist and Other Special Cards, circa 1970s-circa 1980s
2
3-4
Book on Light and Space, 1978-1979
2
5
Book, Visual Art as Religious Studies..., 1980s
2
6
California State University, Fullerton
2
7
Change Inc., West Advisory Board, 1980
2
8
European Trip, 1978-1979
2
9
"Fan Letters", 1980s
2
10
Gemini G.E.L., 1975-1985
2
11
Graduate Theological Union, 1980s
2
12
Guest Lectures, Juries etc., 1970s-1980s
2
13
Job Possibilities, 1973-1975
2
14
Miscellaneous Professional Activities, 1970s
Includes three sound cassettes of an unidentified symposium/panel discussion, February 1979, housed in Box 18.
2
15
Museum Management Institute, 1984
2
16
Otis Art Institute Conference, 1976-1977
2
17
Personal Business, 1970s-1980s
2
18
Personal Loans/Conservation , 1970s-1980s
2
19-21
Polytechnic School, 1976-1977
2
22
Recommendation Letters for Artists, 1976-1984
2
23
Santa Monica Arts Commission, 1980s
2
24
Terbell, Alison and Lisa, 1970s-1980s
2
25
Terbell, Thomas G., Jr., 1980-1981
2
26
The Tent of Meeting Project, 1970s-1980s
2
27
Sound Cassettes from Box 2, Folder 15
18

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