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Millard Sheets papers, circa 1907-2000

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Series 11: Writings , 1936-1988, undated
(boxes 20-22; 2.5 linear ft.)

The files include drafts, notes, miscellaneous correspondence and background material. The series documents the significant time that Sheets devoted to expressing himself through literary forms. Sheets published articles for various magazines throughout his career. Of particular interest to researchers and scholars will be the articles by Sheets in 11.1 that describe his wartime experiences in India as a staff artist and war correspondent during World War II.
This series is organized into three major subseries by type of material.
  • 11.1: Books and Articles, 1936-1988, undated
  • 11.2: Eulogies, 1965-1980, undated
  • 11.3: Lectures and Speeches, 1937-1980, undated
Writings are on reels 5703-5706.
11.1: Books and Articles, 1936-1988, undated
This subseries includes drafts, notes, correspondence, and related background material that resulted in published articles or books by or about Millard Sheets. The folders authored by Sheets are arranged alphabetically by title of work. The folders authored by other about sheets are arranged alphabetically by name of the author.
Description Container
Books and Articles by Sheets
Arthur Millier award text, 1973
20
16
"An Artist Looks at the Music Center," Los Angeles Times, Sept. 30, 1964
20
17
"The Attack on Bamboo Hill," Life, June 5, 1944
20
18
"The Creative Process," The Rangefinder (see also 11.3, Drafts and Related Background Material, Aug. 20, 1967), circa 1968
20
19
"The Designer in Industry," Interpace Technical Journal (see also Series 6, International Pipe & Ceramics Corp...., Correspondence, Whitmore, C.F., 1965-1966), Sept. 15, 1966
20
20
Foreword, unpublished manuscript by Janice Lovoos, circa 1965
20
21
Foreword, unpublished manuscript by Helen B. Dooley, 1965-1968
20
22
"Lucien Labaudt," letters to the Editor, Life, Jan. 3, 1944
20
23
"Mexico and the United States," undated
20
24
"Millard Sheets Writes From India,", circa 1944
20
25
"On the Importance of Being A Good Person,", July 31, 1947
20
26
"To Betty With Love," undated
20
27
Transcript of Sheets's description of his wartime assignment in India and Burma, undated
20
28
Your Drawing is a Measure of Your Mind, published by Millard Sheets, Gualala, Calif., 1983
20
29
Untitled, 1936
20
30
Untitled, undated
20
31
Untitled article for Sunset Magazine, 1973
20
32
Books and Articles by Others
Askew, Raul, "Mercantile Bank Sets New High in Blending Design with Work," Dallas Morning News , (Feb. 23, 1958)
20
33
Berney, Charlotte, "Millard Sheets: Artist for the World," Antiques & Fine Arts , (Oct. 1987)
20
34
Duggan, Shirle, "Artist Haven," Los Angeles Examiner , (Mar. 26, 1950)
20
35
King, Alma S., ed., "A One-Man Renaissance," Santa Fé East , (Winter 1987/Spring 1988)
20
36
Lovoos, Janice and Edmund F. Penney, Millard Sheets: One-Man Renaissance , (1984), 1981
20
37
MacMasters, Dan, "A Spurt of Creative Action in the Art of Ceramics," Los Angeles Times Home Magazine , (July 25, 1965)
20
38
Magnan, George A., "Painting Watercolor with Millard Sheets," Today's Art , (Feb. 13, 1973), 1972-1973
20
39
Meyer, Susan E. and Norman Kent, Watercolorists at Work , (1973), 1970-1978
20
40
Millier, Arthur, "The Lindbergh of American Art," Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine , (Mar. 6, 1938)
20
41
Miller, Arthur, biographical sketch on Sheets, Famous Americans, second series, Charles Webb & Co., 1941
20
42
Nelson, Betty J., Sheets's Monumental Mosaics in California (master's thesis), San Jose University, (Dec. 1985)
20
43
Paterno, Susan, "Muralist Brings Home Some Truths About Art," The Register , (Oct. 13, 1983)
20
44
Richardson, A.T., untitled memoir, illustrated by Sheets, (1969?), 1969-1970
20
45
Ritchie, Ward, Nigger of the Narcissus, Limited Editions Book Club edition, (1965), 1962-1978, undated
20
46
Ross, Kenneth, "Eloquent Dean of California Watercolorists," Los Angeles Times , (Apr. 11, 1976)
20
47
Schluna, Vera, "Millard Sheets," Designers West , (Sept. 1966)
20
48
Sheets, Mary Baskerville, A West African Journal, illustrated and published by Millard Sheets, Gualala, Calif., 1980-1981
20
49
Whitaker, Frederic, "Millard Sheets: Story of a Giant," American Artist , (Dec. 1964), 1964-1971
20
50
Whitaker, Frederic, "Watercolor in California," American Artist , (May 1968), 1968-1969
20
51
11.2: Eulogies, 1965-1980, undated
This subseries consists of eulogies written by Sheets about personal friends and colleagues.
Description Container
Ames, Arthur, Apr. 26, 1975
20
52
Burgi, Kaspar, undated
20
53
Childs, Kenneth D., Jr., Nov. 15, 1976
20
54
Dentzel, Carl, Nov. 9, 1980
20
55
Padelford, Louise, Sept. 8, 1979
20
56
Stewart, Albert, Sept. 23, 1965
20
57
11.3: Lectures and Speeches, 1937-1980, undated
This subseries consists of speeches and lectures written and delivered by Sheets before various public and private organizations.
Description Container
Drafts and related background material, 1939-1956
20
58-71
Drafts and related background material, 1957-1972
21
1-21
Drafts and related background material, 1973-1980, undated
22
1-9
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1937-1980, undated
22
10-14
Television and radio appearances, 1953-1968, undated
22
15-16

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