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Melinda Wortz papers, 1958-1992

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Series 7: Subject Files , circa 1960-1990
4.25 Linear feet
Boxes 11-15, 18

A large portion of material in the collection appeared to be loosely arranged by artist name or subject, representing a broad range of Wortz's activities and interests beyond her activities at the University of California, Irvine. This material was subsequently grouped as a separate series of subject files, and arranged by either artist name or general subject name. Some of the material may overlap with content in other series.
Records consist primarily of printed material, including exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings such as reviews of exhibitions or other events, and some photographic material including slides and photographic prints.
This series is arranged as two subseries.
  • 7.1. Artist Files, circa 1960-1988 (1.75 linear feet)
  • 7.2. General Files , 1960-1990 (2.5 linear feet)
7.1: Artist Files, circa 1960-1988
1.75 Linear feet
Material found here documents Wortz's interest in and relationships with, various artists. The bulk of the material comprises printed matter and photographic material, but also includes scattered correspondence with some artists, and a sound recording of a Carole Caroompas performance.
Description Container
Artist Resume Cards, 1970s-1980s
11
28
Artist Resumes and Biographies, 1970's-1980s
11
29-31
Askevold, David; Aylon, Helene, 1970s-1980s
11
32
Aycock, Alice, 1970s
11
33
Baden, Mowry; Burden, Chris, 1973-1980s
11
34
Campbell, Elizabeth; Carole Caroompas, circa 1976-1983
Carole Caroompas material consists of one sound cassette of Caroompas performance of Mystical Unions at California State University, Northridge Art Gallery, March 1983.
11
35
Chicago, Judy; Chorpenning, Susan; Cupis, Dorit, 1970s-1980s
11
36
Dolan, Frederick, 1976
11
37
Erskine, Peter; Frankel, Jerry, 1970s-1980s
11
38
Graham, Dan; Guerrero, Raul, 1970s-1980s
12
1
Heizer, Michael, 1982
12
2
Henes, Donna, 1981
12
3
Hubbard, Richard, 1986
12
4
Karina-Cavanier, Elena, 1970s
12
5
Koepfli, Elatia; Lamosse, Jeanné, 1980s
12
6
Littell, Philip, "Lady" Proposal, 1985
12
7
McCafferty, Jay D., Limited Edition Photo-Book, 1974
12
8
McCoy, Ann, 1980s
12
9
Miyake, Issey, 1980s
12
10
Mooslin, Nancy, 1983-1984
12
11
Motherwell, Robert, circa 1970s
includes photo of Motherwell
12
12
Myers, Rita, 1977-1987
12
13
Nordman, Maria, 1973-1985
12
14
Oppenheim, Dennis, 1978-1984
12
15-16
Ox, Jack, 1980s
12
17
Patterson, Pat, 1982
12
18
Pozzi, Lucio, 1986
12
19
Rabinovich, Raquel, 1970s
12
20
Rady, Elsa, 1980s
12
21
Redl, Ludwig; Remington, Deborah, 1968-1980s
12
22
Rice, Leland, 1970s-1980s
12
23
Roberts, Michele, 1980-1982
12
24
Rosler, Martha, 1975-1979
12
25
Saret, Alan Daniel, 1970s
12
26
Shaw, Joyce Cutler, 1970s
includes photo of Shaw
12
27
Shiras, Myrna, 1973-1975
12
28
Slabey, Jonette, "Artist to Artist Workbook", 1988
12
29
Swartz, Beth Ames, 1970s-1980s
includes photos of Swartz
12
30-32
Taradash, Meryl, 1985-1987
12
33
Thomas, Morgan, circa 1985
12
34
Tivey, Hap, 1970s
12
35
Various Artists, 1960s-1980s
12
36-37
Von Euer, Judith, circa 1970s-circa 1980s
13
1
Welch, Roger, 1982
13
2
Wood, Steve, 1981-1983
13
3
Wortzel, Adrianne, 1981-1985
13
4
Zimmerman, Elyn, 1979-1983
13
5
7.2: General Files, circa 1960-1990
2.5 Linear feet
File names used in this series were taken directly from Wortz's headings when available. Subjects range from general categories such as art and politics, women artists, and subjects which explore the interplay between art, religion, and spirituality, to specific conferences, projects, and organizations in which Wortz was involved. These include Fellows of Contemporary Art, an organization for which she curated exhibitions and organized art tours, the Museum Management Institute, museum docent training programs, and the board of Arts and Architecture magazine. At the end of the series are index files relating to a combination of subjects, bibliographies, and art vocabularies.
Subject files relating to women artists include issue number 1 of Heresies (1977), and volume 1, numbers 1 and 2 of the publication Womanspace.
Description Container
Architecture, 1980s
13
6
Art Alliance New York Trip, 1984
13
7
Art and Architecture Articles, 1980s
13
8
Art and Politics, 1971-1975
13
9
Art Table, Inc., 1987
13
10
Arts and Architecture Magazine Board, 1980s
13
11-13
Belize, 1980s
13
14
Benedictine Spirituality Conference, 1986
13
15
Bunker Hill Redevelopment Project, 1979
13
16
Butler, Brian, Gallery Proposal, 1987
13
17
Callahan, Alice, 1981
13
18
Central American Art, 1985
13
19
Clocktower, 1970s
13
20
Contemporary Art and Spiritualism, 1970s-1980s
13
21
"Current Art", circa 1989
13
22
Docent Material, 1960s-1970s
13
23-25
Docent Material, Graphics Training, 1960s
13
26
Docent Material, Notebook, 1966
13
27
Docent Material, "Third Floor Research Papers", 1960s
13
28
European Trip, 1986
13
29-30
"Fearless" by Contemporary Alchemy, 1985
13
31
Fellows of Contemporary Art , 1970s
13
32
Fellows of Contemporary Art, European Trip, 1983-1984
13
33-35
Fellows of Contemporary Art, Variations III Exhibition, 1970s-1980s
13
36-38
Fellows of the Pasadena Art Museum, 1972
13
39
Gadon, Elinor W. , circa 1980s
13
40
Grant Information/Applications, 1970s-1980s
14
1
Institute for Arts and Urban Resources, circa 1977-circa 1981
14
2
Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture, 1988
14
3
International Association of Art Critics (AICA), 1980s
14
4
KCET Television Proposal, 1980s
14
5-6
Laguna Art Museum, 1990
14
7
Larry Bell Project, 1980s
14
8-10
Light As Art, 1980s
14
11
Los Angeles Visual Arts Annual 1981, 1981
Exhibition juried by Wortz
14
12-13
Lyn Kienholz Sculpture Exhibition (1984), 1970s-1980s
14
14
Mailing Lists and Event Participant List, 1969-1980s
14
15
Mattress Factory, 1980s
14
16
Museum Management Institute, 1985-1990
14
17-22
Polygraph, 1977
14
23
Process Spirituality Class, 1986-1987
14
24
Process Studies, 1970s-1980s
14
25-29
Process Studies, Conferences, 1980s
14
30-32
Readings in Contemporary Criticism, 1982
14
33
Religious Studies Resources, 1970s-1980s
14
34-35
Samaya Foundation, Tibetan Sand Mandala Project, 1980s
14
36
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1980s
14
37
San Francisco Waterfront Project, 1970s
14
38-39
San Francisco Waterfront Project, 1970s
15
1-4
Skystone Foundation, Inc., 1980s
15
5
The Artists Book Exhibition (1977), 1977
15
6
"The Window of Vulnerability: A Happening with the Midriff Dancers", 1983
Includes photos of Wortz and other participants
15
7
Typesetting, circa 1980s
15
8
Women Artists, 1970s
15
9-14
Women's Caucus for Art, 1988
15
15
Worship and Art in the Early Church Class, 1983
15
16-18
Index Card File of Subjects, Bibliographies, Vocabularies, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
Index cards housed in Box 18
15
19
Index Card File of Subjects, Bibliographies, Vocabularies
18

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