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Patti Warashina papers, circa 1900]-1991, bulk, 1970-1989

Contents and Arrangement

The Patti Warashina papers are arranged as seven series based primarily on type of material. The correspondence in Series 2 is arranged chronologically for exhibitions and projects and general letters received. Additional letters received are arranged by name of author.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1974-1991, undated
3 Folders
Box 1

This series houses certificates of awards, diplomas, and a family history and genealogy of the Warshina family with notations written in Japanese.
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Biographical Material, 1974-1991, undated
1
1-3

Series 2: Correspondence , 1957, 1967-1991, undated
2 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3

Exhibition correspondence relating to the many ceramic and craft exhibitions and art projects in which Warashina participated throughout the United States and abroad. Letters Received discuss personal and professional matters and are addressed both to Warashina and her husband Robert (Bob) Sperry. Exhibition Correspondence is arranged chronologically by year. Letters Received are arranged in alphabetical order by name of correspondent except for "Letters Received, General," which are arranged chronologically.
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Correspondence, Exhibitions and Projects, 1957, 1967-1984
1
4-24
Correspondence, Exhibitions and Projects, 1985-1991, undated
2
1-16
Letters Received, General, 1957, 1977-1990, undated
2
17-32
Letters Received, Bitar, Helen, 1976-1990, undated
3
1
Letters Received, Carman, Nancy, 1978-1990, undated
3
2
Letters Received, Currier, Anne, 1975-1989, undated
3
3
Family, 1979-1990, undated
3
4-6
Former Students (A-Y), circa 1970-1990
3
7-8
Horrell, Deborah, 1980-1989, undated
3
9
Kangas, Matthew, 1980-1990, undated
3
10
Kottler, Howard, 1980-1988, undated
3
11
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1980-1990
3
12
Lucero, Michael, 1979-1990, undated
3
13
Nordness, Lee, 1982-1988, undated
3
14
Schwartz, Judy, 1980-1988, undated
3
15
Tielman, Betsy, 1983-1986, undated
3
16

Series 3: Photographs , circa 1900 - circa 1959, 1971, undated
3 Folders
Box 3

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Photographs, circa 1900 - circa 1959, 1971, undated
3
17-19

Series 4: Printed Material , 1961-1990, undated
2 Linear feet
Boxes 3-6, OV 7

This series houses English and Japanese exhibition announcements and catalogs for group and solo shows, newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, art journals, and newsletters. Also found are announcements for publications, workshop announcements for several of Warashina's lectures on sculpture and ceramics, and a 1977 catalog for the University of Washington's School of Art located in Seattle. The catalog includes reproductions of artwork and biographical information on faculty members Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lundin, Alden Mason, Boyer Gonzales, Michael Spafford, Robert Sperry, and Patti Warashina. The series also includes the book, Clay's the Way by Gene Kleinsmith, about various clay techniques used in ceramics.
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Advertisements for Publications, 1986-1987, undated
3
20
Exhibition Announcements, 1970-1990, undated
3
21-27
Exhibition Announcements, Posters, 1971-1989, undated
See also OV 7.
3
28-30
Exhibition Catalogs, 1961-1964
3
31-32
Exhibition Catalogs, 1965-1989
4
1-16
Exhibition Catalogs, 1990, undated
5
1-3
Journals and Newsletters, 1976-1989, undated
5
4
Kleinsmith, Gene, Clay's the Way, 1981
5
5
Newspaper Clippings, 1970-1990, undated
5
6-12
Magazine Clippings, 1965, 1971-1990, undated
5
13-14
Programs and Calendars of Events, 1971-1989, undated
6
1
University of Washington's School of Art Catalog, 1977
6
2
Workshop Announcements, 1975-1989, undated
6
3
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1965, 1981-1990, undated
See also OV 7.
6
4
Oversize Exhibition Announcements, Posters, undated
OV 7
Oversize Miscellaneous Printed Material, undated
OV 7

Series 5: Writings and Notes , 1984, 1986, 1989, undated
4 Folders
Box 6

This series includes artist statements by Warashina, undated notes on a panel discussion titled "Cultural and Racial Heritage: Sources and Imagery" and notes regarding exhibition schedules. Also found is a 1984 thesis paper written by Rebecca Sue Bleicher Bloom, "Northwest Women Artists: Images and Ideas" as well as other miscellaneous written material.
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Artist Statements by Patti Warashina, 1986, 1989
6
5
Handwritten notes, undated
6
6-7
Thesis by Rebecca Sue Bleicher Bloom and Other Unpublished Writings, 1984, undated
6
8

Series 6: Artwork , 1986, undated
2 Folders
Box 6

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Designs for Warashina's Sculpture, Red Earth, 1986
6
9
Original Artwork, Pen and Ink Sketch, undated
6
10

Series 7: Miscellany , 1987, undated
2 Folders
Box 6

Ephemera and a video cassette and accompanying teacher's kit for the program, The Big A: Different Ways of Seeing in which Warashina appears briefly.
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Ephemera, Lapel Button, "Patti Warashina", undated
6
11
Video and Teacher's Art Kit, The Big A: Different Ways of Seeing, 1987
1 Videocassette
6
12

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  • 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.