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Octavio Medellin papers, circa 1935-circa 1979

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as five series.

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Series 1: Correspondence , 1939-1978
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1

Correspondence is with Carlos Mérida, Stanley Marcus, Frank Dolejka, Lucy Maverick, Nikolai Kasak, Howard F. Cline, Bess Hubbard, Xavier Gonzalez, friends in Mexico, and others.
Description Container Select
Friends in Yucatan, 1939-1964
1
1
General, undated
Includes photographs of Mayan ruins.
1
2
General, 1939-1960
1
3
General, 1963-1965
1
4
General, 1966-1967
1
5
General, 1968-1969
1
6
General, 1970-1972
1
7
General, 1973-1977
1
8
General, 1978
1
9

Series 2: Commission Files , 1950-1973
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 6

Commission files contain site plans, contracts, correspondence, invoices, pricing for materials, and budget notes for glass installations, mosaics, sculptures, and other documentation for public buildings in Texas, as well as a project at the Hochstin residence.
Description Container Select
Bishop Lynch High School, Art Glass, 1961-1963
1
10
Bishop Lynch High School, Art Glass, 1961-1963
6
Bishop Mason Retreat and Conference Center, Candlesticks, 1967-1973
1
11
Calvary Hill Cemetery, Monument, 1962-1965
1
12
Calvary Hill Cemetery, Monument, 1962-1965
6
Hochstin Residence, Art and Glass, 1963-1964
1
13
Hochstin Residence, Art and Glass, 1963-1964
6
Houston Police Administration, Sculpture, 1950-1951
1
14
Mercantile National Bank, Lights and Glass, 1957-1966
1
15
Praetorian Mutual Life Insurance Company, Mosaic Shield, 1960-1961
1
16
St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Crucifix Carving, 1970-1972
1
17
St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Crucifix Carving, 1970-1972
6
St. Bernard Catholic Church, Mosaics, 1956-1959
1
18-19
St. Bernard Catholic Church, Mosaics, 1956-1959
6
St. Paul the Apostle, Mosaic, 1961-1965
1
20
Temple Emanu-el, Sanctuary, 1956-1962
1
21

Series 3: Professional Files , circa 1950-circa 1979
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 5

Professional files include teaching material from the Medellin School of Sculpture (now the Creative Art Center in Dallas) and Mendocino Art Center, notes on glass experiments and chemical reactions, correspondence regarding a fellowship with the International Institute of Arts and Letters, drawn templates for the San Antonio Religious Show, and biographical essays.
Description Container Select
Biographical Essays, circa 1973
1
22
International Institute of Arts and Letters, Fellow, 1960-1974
1
23
Medellin School of Sculpture, Teaching, circa 1971
1
24
Medellin School of Sculpture, Teaching, circa 1971
5
Mendocino Art Center, Teaching, 1961-1965
1
25
Notes, circa 1955-1960
Includes notes for chemical information on the coloring of metals and glass experiments that consist of drawn patterns with notations.
1
26-27
Notes, circa 1955-1960
Notes are for glass experiments.
5
San Antonio Religious Show, circa 1960
1
28

Series 4: Printed and Documentary Materials , 1936-1979
1 Linear foot
Boxes 1-2

Printed and documentary materials consist of an art reproduction, booklets, exhibition catalogs, magazines and yearbooks, and video recordings of Swank in the Arts produced by KERA-TV.
Description Container Select
Art Reproduction, circa 1950-circa 1979
1
29
Book, Lead Work for Modern Plumbing, circa 1972
1
30
Booklets, 1941-1979
1
31-32
Documentary, Swank in the Arts, KERA-TV Production, 1979
1 videocassettes (u-matic)
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Duplicates
1
33-34
Exhibition Catalogs, 1936-1953
2
1-2
Magazines, 1962-1970
2
3
Yearbooks, Cooke County Junior College, 1965-1966
2
4-5

Series 5: Photographic Materials , circa 1935-circa 1979
1.8 Linear feet
Boxes 2-4, OV 5

The series consists of photographs, negatives, slides, and transparencies of Medellin; his studios including one in Grand Prairie, Texas; family and friends; students and their artwork at the Medellin School of Sculpture, Dallas Museum of Art, North Texas State University, and other schools; architecture and ancient artworks in Mexico; and works of art by Medellin including some of his commission work.
Description Container Select
Medellin, circa 1935-circa 1979
2
6-7
Medellin, Studios, 1939-1972
Includes photographs from various studios including his studio in Grand Prairie, T.X. Also included in some of the photographs is Medellin's wife Consuelo, his daughter Patsy, and artist Virginia Oechsner.
2
8-9
Medellin, Toledo Glass Seminar, circa 1970
2
10
Family and Friends, circa 1938-circa 1974
Includes photographs of artists Bess Hubbard, Xavier Gonzalez, and others. Photographs of works of art by Jose Martin are signed by the artist to Medellin.
2
11
Students, circa 1968-circa 1976
Includes photographs and negatives of Medellin's students at the Medellin School of Sculpture which is now known as the Creative Arts Center of Dallas.
2
12-18
Students, 1938-circa 1976
Includes photographs and slides of Medellin teaching at the Dallas Museum of Art, North Texas State University, and various other schools.
3
1-8
Travel, circa 1940-circa 1960
Includes photographs and negatives mainly of the architecture and sculpture of Mexico that influenced Medellin's artwork.
3
9-14
Works of Art, 1938-circa 1976
Includes photographs and negatives of The Bader, Prometheus, works in stone, sculptures and sculpture ware, and a portfolio of Medellin's work compiled for a project proposal submitted to the City of Dallas.
3
15-21
Works of Art, circa 1950-circa 1977
Includes various works of art by Medellin including commission work.
4
1-6
Works of Art, circa 1960
5

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.