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Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2014, bulk 1950-2005 bulk 1950-2005

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 10 series. When possible the original order of Peter Selz was maintained. However, multiple accessions were merged and integrated.

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Series 1: Correspondence , 1942-2013
2.3 Linear feet
Box 1-3, Box 37

This series contains correspondence with friends, colleagues, artists, museums, and galleries. Additional correspondence is found in writings, professional files, project files, membership and association files, artists' research files, exhibition files, and personal business records.
The bulk of the correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name of artist, organization, museum, gallery, and an occasional subject. There are eight files of chronological correspondence representing Selz's original filing order.
This series is further arranged as 2 subseries.
  • 1.1: Alphabetical Correspondence, 1942-2013
  • 1.2: Chronological Correspondence, 1970-2012
1.1: Alphabetical Correspondence, 1942-2013
This subseries includes correspondence with artists, curators, art dealers, museums, universities, and galleries regarding a variety of topics, including upcoming exhibitions and publications. Notable correspondents include Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, Gordon Onslow Ford, Alberto Giacometti, Morris Graves, Dimitri Hadzi, Jacques Lipchitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Jean Tinguely, and many others.
Description Container
Adamson, Glenn, 2007
1
1
Alphonse Berber Gallery, circa 2009
1
2
Andersen, Wayne, 2001-2010
1
3
Art Journal, 1984-1986
1
4
Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art (AICA), 1974-1975
1
5
A, Miscellaneous, 1959-2002
1
6
Baskin, Leonard, 1959-1964
1
7
Bauhaus Archive, 1976-1992
1
8-9
Baykam, Bedri, 1997-2006
1
10
Berolzheimer, Michael, 2000-2003
1
11
Bury, Pol, 1969-1983
1
12
B, Miscellaneous, 1953-2006
1
13
Calder, Alexander, 1967-1968
1
14
Campoli, Cosmo, 1959
1
15
Chase-Riboud, Barbara, 1973-2003
1
16
China Trip, 1985-1991
Folder includes correspondence related to a series of lectures at the Shaanxi Association of Artists and the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in China.
1
17
Columbus Museum of Art, 1983-1991
1
18
Conner, Bruce, 1960-2004
1
19
C, Miscellaneous, 1961-2002
1
20
Demarco, Richard, 2002-2003
1
21
Dubuffet, Jean, 1959-1967
37
1
D, Miscellaneous, 1962-2002
1
22
Elsen, Albert, 1963-1981
1
23
Erskine, Peter, circa 1990
1
24
Feng, Gang, 1991-1995
1
25
Ford, Gordon Onslow, 1993-2002
1
26
Fresno Art Museum, 2002
1
27
Frye Art Museum, 2006
1
28
F, Miscellaneous, 1964-1987
1
29
Geiser, David, 1998-2002
1
30
Giacometti, Alberto, 1959-1965
1
31
Gilhooly, David, 1991-1992
1
32
Goeritz, Mathias, 1962-1982
1
33
Grande, John, 2007
1
34
Graves, Morris, 1968-1993
1
35
Guston, Philip, 1963-1990
1
36
G, Miscellaneous, 1954-2001
1
37
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987-2004
1
38
Heartfield, Gertrud, 1977
1
39
Henry Art Gallery, 1986
1
40
Henry Moore Foundation, 2000-2001
1
41
H, Miscellaneous, 1963-2005
1
42
International Sculpture Center, 1998-2008
1
43
Joram Harel Management, 1985-1998
1
44
Jouffroy, Alain, circa 1995
1
45
Jüdisches Museum Berlin, 2013
1
46
Kitaj, Ron, 1967-2001
1
47
K, Miscellaneous, 1955-2001
1
48
Landauer, Susan, 1994-1999
2
1
Len Lye Foundation, 1982-1984
2
2
Liu, Chi, 1987-1992
2
3
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2000-2001
2
4
L, Miscellaneous, 1962-1992
2
5
Marlborough Gallery, 1992-1993
2
6
Moeller, Achim, 2004-2006
2
7
Morgan, Robert, 1994-2013
2
8
Musée d'Art Américain, Giverny, 2000-2001
2
9
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, 1992-2010
2
10
Museum of Modern Art, 1975-2012
2
11-12
M, Miscellaneous, 1955-2006
2
13
National Galleries of Scotland, 2001-2002
2
14
N, Miscellaneous, 1942-2005
2
15
Oakes, Baile, 1992-1993
2
16
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1971-1972
2
17
Oliviera, Nathan, 1989-2001
2
18
Paolozzi, Eduardo, 1959-1980
2
19
Paris, Harold, circa 1967
2
20
Partenheimer, Jürgen, 1984-1988
2
21
Prestel, 2009-2010
2
22
P, Miscellaneous, 1970-2011
2
23
Reinhardt, Ad, 1962-1966
2
24
Rickey, George, 1963-1996
2
25
Robert Gore Rifkind Collection, 1972-1990
2
26-27
Rosen, James, 2001-2007
2
28
R, Miscellaneous, 1959-2003
2
29
Sabarsky, Serge, 1984-1987
2
30
Sakata, Barry, 2005-2007
This file also includes an essay by Paul Karlstrom and the transcript of an interview with Peter Selz conducted by Susan Landauer in 2006.
37
2
San Francisco Art Institute Library, 2006-2007
37
3
Schneemann, Carolee, 1983-1987
2
31
Schneider Museum of Art, 1992
2
32
Schultze, Bernard, 1965-1969
2
33
S.I.G.N.A.L.E., 1988-1990
2
34
St. James Press, 1980-1988
2
35
Stadtarchiv Munchen, 1989
2
36
Stein, Laurie, 2007-2008
2
37
Stiles, Kristine, 1987-2008
2
38-39
S, Miscellaneous, 1970-2001
2
40
Takis, 1966-1983
2
41
Tinguely, Jean, 1962-1966
2
42
T, Miscellaneous, 1959-2004
2
43
U.S. Army, 1942-1946
2
44
U, Miscellaneous, circa 1980
2
45
Vedova, Emilio, 1975-2003
2
46
V, Miscellaneous, 2001
2
47
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, 1996
2
48
W, Miscellaneous, 1959-2007
2
49
Yunkers, Adja, 1961-1971
2
50
Unidentified Correspondents, 1969-2012
2
51
Photocopies of Artist Letters, 1954-1993
2
52
1.2: Chronological Correspondence, 1970-2012
Eight files of chronological correspondence with museum curators, art organizations, and publishers such as the University of California Press.
Description Container
Chronological Correspondence, 1970-2012
3
1-8

Series 2: Writings , 1942-2014
8.3 Linear feet
Box 3-10, OV 32, Box 37

Writings include typescript drafts of books, articles, essays, and lectures by Selz, along with writings by others. Also found are publication and research related materials and correspondence.
This series is arranged as 3 subseries.
  • 2.1: Books, 1942-2007
  • 2.2: Other Writings, 1963-2014, undated
  • 2.3: Writings By Others, 1980-circa 1985, 1999-2012
2.1: Books, 1942-2007
This series is comprised of typescript drafts, correspondence, publishing contracts, research files, image rights and reproduction requests, financial material, and reader feedback, all related to books written or co-authored by Peter Selz. The titles include Art in a Turbulent Era, Art in Our Times, Art of Engagement, Beyond the Mainstream, Theories and Documents, and Theories of Modern Art. There are also monographs on artists such as Eduardo Chillida, Sam Francis, and William Congdon.
Description Container
Art in a Turbulent Era
UMI Research Press Correspondence, 1982-1985
3
9
Royalty Reports, 1986-1993
3
10
Art in Our Times
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Correspondence, 1978-1984
3
11
Harry Abrams, Inc. Correspondence, 1977-1982
3
12
General Correspondence, 1971-1985
3
13-20
Image Rights and Reproductions Requests, 1978-1980
3
21-22
Reader Feedback for Publisher's Examination Copy, circa 1981
3
23
Art in Our Times
Introduction, circa 1975
4
1
Chapter 1 Drafts, circa 1975
4
2
Chapter 1 Images of Artwork, circa 1975
4
3
Chapter 2 Drafts, circa 1975
4
4-5
Chapter 2 Images of Artwork, circa 1975
4
6-7
Chapter 3 Drafts, circa 1975
4
8-9
Chapter 3 Images of Artwork, circa 1975
4
10
Chapter 4 Drafts, circa 1975
4
11
Chapter 4 Images of Artwork, circa 1975
4
12
Chapter 5 Draft and Images, circa 1975
4
13-15
Chapter 6 Draft and Images, circa 1975
4
16-17
Chapter 7 Draft, circa 1975
4
18
Art in Our Times
Chapter 7 Images of Artwork, circa 1975
5
1-2
Chapter 8 Introduction Drafts, circa 1975
5
3-4
Chapter 8 "Painting" Draft and Images, circa 1975
5
5
Chapter 8 "Sculpture" Draft and Images, circa 1975
5
6-7
Chapter 8 "Architecture" Draft and Images, circa 1975
5
8
Chapter 9 Draft and Images, circa 1975
5
9-12
Bibliography, circa 1975
5
13
Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1981
5
14
Art of Engagement
San Jose Museum of Art Correspondence, 2000-2005
5
15
University of California Press Correspondence, 2000-2007
5
16
General Correspondence, 1999-2005
5
17
Contracts and Agreements, 2002-2005
5
18
Reader Reports, 2002-2005
5
19
Interview with Peter Selz on KPFK 90.7 FM Sound Exchange Program, 2005
Includes 1 sound disc (CD). (Transfer not possible.)
5
20
"Art and Politics in California in the 1960s" Typescript Draft, circa 2003
5
21
Second Typescript Draft, 2003
5
22
Third Typescript Draft, 2003
5
23
Art of Engagement
Sixth Typescript Draft, 2003
6
1-3
Final Typescript Draft, 2004
6
4-6
Beyond the Mainstream
Cambridge University Press Correspondence, 1995-1996
6
7
General Correspondence, 1995-1996
6
8
Invoices, 1995-1996
6
9
Notes, circa 1994
6
10
"Discards", circa 1995
6
11
Royalty Statements, 1995-2012
6
12
Permissions for Image Rights and Reproductions, 1995-1997
6
13-14
Photographs of Artwork, 1998
6
15-16
Photocopies of Illustrations, circa 1997
6
17
Illustrations and Introduction Draft, 1995-1997
6
18
Outline, circa 1995
6
19
"Own Copies" of Essays for Book, circa 1995
6
20-23
Beyond the Mainstream Galleys, 1997
7
1-3
Chillida
Correspondence, 1984-1997
7
4-6
Harry Abrams Book Contract, 1984
7
7
"Chillida: Two Public Spaces in the Basque Country" Essay Draft, 1984-1985
7
8
Notes and Printed Material for "Public Spaces" Essay, circa 1984
7
9
Art Inventories and Bibliographies, circa 1985
7
10
Photocopies of Eduardo Chillida Photographs, 1958-1984
Photocopies of Eduardo Chillida and other people at various events.
7
11
Notes, circa 1985
7
12
Printed Material, circa 1985
7
13
Chillida Typescript Draft, circa 1986
7
14
Photocopy of Finalized Chillida Manuscript, 1986
Oversized material house in OV 32.
7
15
Miscellaneous Material, circa 1984
7
16
German Expressionist Painting Bound Typescript Draft, circa 1957
7
17
Sam Francis
Correspondence, 1970-1976
7
18-20
Undated Correspondence, circa 1970-1976
7
21
Index Cards with Notes, circa 1975
7
22
Notes, circa 1975
7
23-24
Exhibition Announcements, 1961-1978
7
25
Printed Material, 1952-1973
7
26-28
Photographs of Sam Francis and Others, 1959-1972
7
29
Early Manuscript Draft, circa 1975
7
30-31
Later Manuscript Draft, circa 1975
7
32-33
Final Manuscript Draft, circa 1975
7
34-35
Sam Francis Material for Revised Edition, 1980-1982
8
1
Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art
John Hallmark Neff Correspondence, 1992
8
2
Richard Hertz Correspondence, 1984-1985
8
3
Scott Norton Correspondence, 1994
8
4
University of California Press Correspondence, 1982-1995
8
5-8
Publisher and Artist Permissions, circa 1994
8
9
Chapter 1 Illustrations, circa 1995
8
10
Chapter 3 Illustrations, circa 1995
8
11
Chapter 6 Illustrations, circa 1995
8
12
Reader Feedback Reports, 1984-1993
8
13
Royalties and Reader Feedback, 1996-1997
8
14
Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1995
8
15
Preface and Introduction Drafts, 1991-1994
8
16
Table of Contents, 1990
8
17
Chapter 1 Drafts, circa 1995
8
18-22
Chapter 2 Drafts, circa 1995
8
23-24
Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art
Chapter 3 Drafts, circa 1995
9
1-6
Chapter 4 "Pop Selections" Drafts, circa 1995
9
7
Chapter 4 "Pop Discards" Printed Material, circa 1995
9
8
Chapter 6 Drafts, circa 1995
9
9-10
Chapter 6 "Discards" Printed Material, circa 1995
9
11
Chapter 10 Drafts, circa 1995
9
12
Theories of Modern Art
Herschel Chipp and Joshua Taylor Correspondence, 1958-1959
9
13
University of California Press Correspondence, 1960-1961
9
14
General Correspondence, 1961-1964
9
15
Royalties and Reader Feedback, 1965-1969
9
16
Research Material on Artists, circa 1968
9
17
Typescript Drafts of Essays, circa 1968
9
18
Book Outline and Essay Draft, circa 1968
9
19
Notes and Printed Material, circa 1968
9
20
Bibliographic Notes, circa 1968
9
21
William Congdon
Foundation for Improving Understanding of the Arts Correspondence, 1987-1993
9
22
William Congdon Correspondence, 1989-1990
Includes a mixture of photocopies and originals of correspondence.
9
23
General Correspondence, 1993-1998
9
24
Foundation for Improving Understanding of the Arts Essay Proposal, 1989
9
25
Biographical Material, circa 1981-1988
9
26
William Congdon
Notes, circa 1990
10
1
"William Congdon, American Painter" Early Typescript Draft, circa 1989
10
2
"William Congdon" Final Typescript Draft, circa 1990
10
3
"The Workshop of the Artist" by Rodolfo Balzarotti, circa 1985
10
4
"The Art of William Congdon" by Fred Licht, 1990
10
5
Photocopy of In the Death of One, 1942-1945, circa 1995
10
6
Photocopies of "Letters to Jim", 1950-1959
10
7
Transcripts of Letters to Belle Gardner, 1948-1958
10
8
Transcripts from Artist Notebooks, 1948-1988
10
9
Transcript of Conversation between Rodolfo Balzarotti, Cacciari, and Peter Selz, 1989
10
10
Photographs of Artist, circa 1990
10
11
Black and White Photographs of Art, 1950-1977
10
12
Color Photographs of Art, 1942-1989
10
13-15
Printed Material, 1975-1988
10
16
Oversized Chillida Manuscript Photocopy from Box 7, Folder 15, 1986
OV 32
2.2: Other Writings, 1963-2011
This subseries consists primarily of drafts of articles, essays, and lectures by Peter Selz.
Researchers should note that writings that appear in notes or draft form in this subseries may be related to materials found in other parts of the collection.
Description Container
Assorted Lectures, circa 1963-circa 1967
Includes typescript drafts from a folder titled "Lectures - Various."
10
17
Assorted Articles and Book Reviews, 1963-1977
10
18
Assorted Essays and Lectures, circa 1964-2014
This file includes drafts of essays and lectures including "The Beginnings of Abstract Painting," "Hans Hofmann," "Beckmann: The Final Year," and "Art in a Turbulent Era: German Expressionism From Kirchner to Kiefer."
37
4
Commencement Address for the California College of Arts and Crafts, 1967
37
5
"The Artist as Social Critic in 20th Century America", circa 1970
Also included is Newsletter no. 3 from the New Art Association, 1970 September.
37
6
Writings and Lecture Notes, circa 1973
Also included in this file is an agreement with the University of California Press for the paperback edition of German Expressionist Painting.
37
7
"Schoenberg and the Visual Arts," Lecture for the Aspen Conference on Contemporary Music for the 100th Anniversary of Schoenberg's Birth, 1974
37
8
University of California, Berkeley, Commencement Address, 1981
10
19
"Contemporary American Art: The Support System", circa 1983
37
9
"SFMOMA Lecture" and Other Lecture Notes, circa 1984
37
10
"A Modern Looks at Itself", circa 1985
10
20
Book Review of Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1985
10
21
"Art in a Turbulent Era" and "The Art of Political Engagement", circa 1985- circa 2001
37
11
"Contemporary American Art, Lecture 1: The Work", circa 1986
37
12
"The Human Image in an Age of Deconstruction" and "The Human Figure: Survival, Revival and Prescience", circa 1988
37
13
"German Art After WWII", circa 1989
37
14
"Degenerate Art: Censorship in Extremis", circa 1990
37
15
"The Stars and Stripes: Johns to Burkhardt", circa 1990
37
16
"Impact from Abroad" Galleys and Correspondence, 1991-1995
10
22
"The Impact of Artists from Abroad" Early Essay Drafts, circa 1992
Includes born-digital records, see ER01.
10
23
"The Impact of Artists from Abroad" Essay Drafts, 1991
0.001 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER01
"The Impact from Abroad" Later Drafts, circa 1992
10
24
"Max Beckmann: Realism of Inner Vision", 1993 October
37
17
"Americans Abroad", circa 1993
10
25
"Degenerate Art Reconstructed", circa 1993
37
18
"Abstract Classicism Reexamined", circa 1996
10
26
Lecture on Posters, 2004
37
19
"From Free Love to Prostitution to the New Woman, or Arcadia and Metropolis", circa 2004
37
20
Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Lectures, 2009
This file also contains a course syllabus and printouts of powerpoint slides.
37
21
"A Seminal Painting by Mark Rothko: Ex. No. 7", 2013
10
27
"Engagement and Commitment," Arts Club Lecture/ Annual Conference of the Center for Basque Studies, 2013
This file contains a draft copy of Selz's lecture, as well as printed material related to the conference, and postcards from one of the conference organizers. Includes born-digital records, see ER12.
37
22
"Engagement and Commitment", Arts Club Lecture, Digital Presentation, 2013
0.034 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER12
Buck Collection Essay Drafts, "The Human Image" and "The Bay Area Figurative Movement", circa 2014
Pages in this file appear out of order and may be incomplete.
37
23
"Der Blaue Reiter", undated
37
24
"The Essential Duality of Jean Dubuffet", undated
37
25
"Existentialist Concepts in Recent Painting and Sculpture", undated
37
26
"German Expressionist and Post-Expressionist Painting" and Other Lectures, undated
37
27
"German Expressionism in the Context of the European Avant-Garde", undated
37
28
Lecture on Alfred Barr Sr., undated
37
29
Lecture on Emil Nolde, undated
37
30
"The Pulse and Sense of Place in Modernist American Painting", undated
37
31
"Women in Modernity", undated
37
32
"World War I and the Image of Struggle and Death", undated
37
33
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1970-circa 1990
10
28
2.3: Writings By Others, 1980-circa 1985, 1999-2012
Description Container
"Chicago: The City of Surrealism" by Mary Jacob, circa 1985
10
29
Material Related to Writings by Paul Karlstrom, including Peter Selz: Sketches of a Life in Art, 1980, 2000-2012
37
34-35
"Eros in the Studio" by Paul Karlstrom, 1999-2005
37
36
The Religious Art of Pablo Picasso by Jane Dillenberger and John Handley, 2011
10
30

Series 3: Professional Files , 1949-2012
1 Linear foot
Box 11, Box 37

Found here are files relating to Peter Selz's professional appointments at various universities and museums. Included within are materials related to his faculty and curatorial appointments at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the Museum of Modern Art, Pomona College, and the University of California, Berkeley. Files consist of teaching contracts, recommendations for students and colleagues, course syllabuses, and correspondence negotiating salary and promotions.
Description Container Select
Banff Centre Guest Lecturer Appointment, 1986
11
1
Center for Art, Religion, and Education (CARE), 2007-2008
Includes syllabus and student papers for course, "Peter Selz, His Collection: Spiritual Dimensions in Modernism."
11
2
City University of New York Faculty Appointment, 1986-1988
11
3
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Visiting Professorship, 1975-1977
11
4
Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Correspondence, 1949-1955
11
5
Research for Essay, circa 1950
11
6
Printed Material, circa 1955-circa 1990
11
7-8
"Modernism Comes to Chicago" Drafts, circa 1995-1996
11
9-11
Museum of Modern Art Curatorship, 1958-1967
11
12-15
Museum of Modern Art Printed Material, 1958-1967
11
16
Museum of Modern Art Miscellaneous Material, 1958-1967
11
17
Pomona College Professorship, 1955-1964
11
18
University of California, Berkeley
"Art in the Weimar Republic" Seminar, 1967-1988
11
19
Promotion, 1981-1983
11
20
Retirement Party, 1987-1988
11
21
Recommendation for Celeste Connor, 2002-2005
11
22
Recommendation for Terrence E. Dempsey, 1997-2003
11
23
Recommendation for John Handley, 2012
11
24
Recommendation for Lissa Tyler Renaud, 2003-2005
11
25
Assorted Recommendations, 2002-2008
11
26
Application for Faculty Research Grant, 2001
37
37
Grant Applications, 1973-2001
11
27

Series 4: Project Files , 1962-2015
2.8 Linear feet
Box 12-14, OV 33, Box 37

Found here are files for various art projects, panels, symposiums, and conservation plans that were organized by Selz or in which he participated. There are extensive files for the Berkeley Art Project which involved a competition for a sculpture to memorialize the Free Speech Movement, Christo's Running Fence for which Selz acted as a project director, the Disney Art Project, and the "Funk Art" and "Art and Politics in the 20th Century" symposiums. Files vary but may contain correspondence, printed material, maps, financial records, reports, grant applications, and other related material. There are 2 tape reels, 1 VHS, and 1 sound cassette.
This series is organized in rough alphabetical order by project title. Some files are further arranged by document type within each project file.
Description Container Select
9th and 10th Annual Congress of the American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1984-1985
12
1
Art and Politics in the 20th Century Symposium and Anthology, 1968-1981
12
2
Art for Democracy Project, 1982-1984
12
3
Art/Politics/Revolution/Art Lecture Series, Cooper Union Department of Art and Architecture History, 1969-1971
Includes a draft copy of the lecture "The Nazi Concept of Total Architecture."
37
38
Artists Call
Exhibition and Events Planning Correspondence, 1983-1984
12
4
Writing and Notes, circa 1984
12
5
Printed Material, circa 1984
12
6
Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies Program Residency, 1974-1975
12
7
Berkeley Art Project
Berkeley Administration Correspondence, 1988-1992
12
8
General Correspondence, 1989-1992
12
9
Free Speech Movement History, circa 1989
12
10
Art Competition Planning and Announcements, 1989-1990
12
11
Free Speech Movement 25th Anniversary Publicity, 1989
12
12
Free Speech Memorial Competition Poster, 1989
12
13
Benefit Art Auction, circa 1989
12
14
National Endowment for the Arts Application, 1988-1990
12
15
Fund Raising Material, 1989-1992
12
16
Financial Records, 1990-1994
12
17
Competition Jury, 1989
12
18
Final Selection Committee, 1990
12
19
Design Competition Finalists, 1990
12
20
Public Exhibition and Finalists Exhibition, 1989-1990
12
21
Mark A. Brest van Kempen, 1990-1992
12
22
Deed of Gift for Mark A. Brest van Kempen Artwork, 1991-1992
12
23
Dedication Ceremony, 1992
12
24
News Clippings on Monument Controversy, 1990
12
25
Printed Material, 1992
12
26
"Other Competitions" Applications, 1989
12
27
Center for the Study of Political Graphics Murals, 2008
12
28
Christo's Running Fence
Christo and Jeanne-Claude Correspondence, 1973-1977
12
29
General Correspondence, 1973-1974
12
30
Christo's Running Fence
General Correspondence, 1975-1980
13
1-2
Undated Correspondence, 1973-1980
13
3
Notes, circa 1973-circa 1980
13
4
Project Proposal Outline and Drafts, circa 1974
13
5
Photographs of Running Fence, circa 1972-1976
Includes photographs of the installation process and setup as well as preliminary drawings envisioning how the project will look.
13
6
Legal Material, circa 1974
13
7
Reports on Environmental Impact and Construction, 1973-1976
13
8-9
Financial Material
13
10
Maps, circa 1974
13
11
Printed Material, 1974-1980
13
12
Undated Printed Material, circa 1976
13
13
"25 Years After Running Fence" Exhibition, 2001
13
14
Christo's Valley Curtain, 1970-1972
13
15
Christo's Wrapped Reichstag, 1977
13
16
Christo's Wrapped Walkways, circa 1977
13
17
Christo's Wrapped Pont Neuf, 1976-1985
13
18
Christo's Surrounded Islands, circa 1983
13
19
Christo's Wrapped New York Times, June 13, 1985, 1986
13
20
Congressional Hearings on "Recent Trends in Art Behind the Iron Curtain", 1962-1964
13
21
The Contemporary Mural Movement: A Symposium in Honor of Romare Bearden, 1988-1989
13
22
Contextual Symposium: A Challenge to Institutions, 1990
13
23
Cuba Art Lectures, 1989-1990
13
24
Disney Project
Correspondence, 1983-1984
13
25-27
Notes, circa 1983
13
28
Maps, circa 1983
Oversized material housed in OV 33.
13
29
Encyclopedia Britannica Film Series on Expressionism, 1985
13
30
The Exiles Documentary Correspondence, 1987-1996
13
31
The Exiles, 1989
1 videocassettes (vhs)
13
32
Friedensreich Hundertwasser's Paradise, Material Related to Restoration, 2008-2011
37
39
Funk Art Symposium
Panel Discussion Part 1, 1967
1 Sound tape reel
13
33
Panel Discussion Part 2, 1967
1 Sound tape reel
13
34
Panel Discussion, 1967
1 Sound cassette
13
35
Photographs, 1967
13
36
Printed Material, 1967
13
37
International Association for Semiotic Studies Panel, 1978-1979
13
38
Material Related to Mark Rothko Ex. No. 4 Painting, 1987-2015
37
40-41
Museum of Modern Art Oral History Project Peter Selz Interview, 1993-1994
14
1-2
National Peace Project Design Competition, 1989
14
3
Opposition to George Segal's Holocaust Memorial Sculpture, 1983
14
4
Preservation of Gottard Piazzoni Murals, 1996-2000
14
5-6
Pop Art Panel Discussion, 1985
14
7
Rosenberg Era Art Project, 1987-1990
14
8
University of Minnesota Grant Application for "The Artist as Social Critic in Germany" Program, 1978
14
9
Oversized Disney Project Maps from Box 13, Folder 29, circa 1983
OV 33

Series 5: Membership and Association Records , 1958-2013
1.1 Linear feet
Box 14-15, Box 37

Membership and association records document Selz's involvement with or membership in various art councils, trustee boards, such as the College Art Association, Art in Chicago Advisory Committee, Bay Area Rapid Transit (B.A.R.T.) Art Council, and the San Francisco Crafts and Folk Art Museum Advisory Board, among others. Materials include meeting minutes, bulletins, correspondence, and memoranda.
This series is arranged alphabetically.
Description Container Select
AICA USA (International Association of Art Critics, United States Section), 1991-2010
37
42
Archives of American Art West Coast Advisory Committee, 1991-2002
14
10
Art in Chicago Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, 1993-1995
14
11
Art in Chicago Advisory Committee Correspondence and Memorandums, 1993-1997
14
12
Artists for Amnesty Committee, 1990
14
13
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Art Council, 1973-1980
14
14-17
College Art Association of American Board, 1958-1962
14
18
Council for Creative Projects, 1992-1999
14
19
Fulbright Program Committee, 1961-1966
14
20
Institute for Living Arts Board, 1989-1993
14
21-22
Meridian Gallery Society for Art Publications of the Americas Board, 2005-2013
15
1-2
Mexican Museum Curator Search Committee, 1989-1999
15
3
Neue Galerie New York, 1998-2014
37
43-44
San Francisco Arts Commission, 1983-1986
15
4
San Francisco Crafts & Folk Art Museum Advisory Board, 1982-1991
15
5
UNICEF Art for Children's Survival Committee, 1991
15
6
University of California Berkeley Art Museum Council, 1966-1974
15
7
University of California Berkeley Art Museum, circa 1965-2012
Files contain material related to the Berkeley Art Museum, previously the University Art Museum, Berkeley, as well as the Pacific Film Archive. Correspondence and printed material make up the bulk of the material, but reports, proposals, memoranda, and other materials are also included.
37
45-48

Series 6: Artists' Research Files , 1955-2014
7.9 Linear feet
Box 15-22, OV 34-35

Found here are research files compiled and organized by Peter Selz about artists. Files may include original and photocopied correspondence, photographs, negatives, slides, articles, clippings, artist statements, resumes, and writings. Artists include Bedri Baykam, Max Beckmann, Fletcher Benton, Ciel Bergman, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Bruce Conner, Jean Dubuffet, Lyonel Feininger, Leon Golub, Dimitri Hadzi, Tobi Kahn, Christopher Lane, Rico Lebrun, Harold Paris, Irving Petlin, and many others. There is 1 sound cassette. Some of teh materials are in digital format.
Description Container Select
Abeles, Kim, 2003-2005
15
8
Abrams, Maria Frank, 2003-2009
15
9
Albright, Ivan, 1978
15
10
Altoon, John, 1997
15
11
Anthony, Gene, 2004
15
12
Antin, Eleanor, 2003
15
13
Arneson, Robert, 1981-2006
15
14
Ariel, 1997-2006
15
15-16
Arnold, Chester, 2004
15
17
Avalos, David, circa 2003
15
18
Aylon, Helene, 1988-2006
15
19-21
Baca, Judith, 2000-2004
15
22
Barrish, Jerry, 2002-2007
15
23
Baskin, Leonard, 1961-1993
15
24
Battenberg, John, 2003
15
25
Baykam, Bedri
Correspondence, 1986-2009
15
26-27
"Bedri Baykam: Xenophobia and Expressionist Dramas" Draft, circa 1986
15
28
Printed Material, 1985-circa 1988
15
29
Photographs and Slides, 1985-1986
15
30
Beasley, Bruce, 1993
15
31
Beckmann, Max
Correspondence, 1964-2008
15
32-33
Writings, 1992
15
34
Printed Material, 1964-1967
Oversized material housed in OV 34.
15
35
Beldner, Ray, 2005
15
36
Benton, Fletcher, 1966-2013
16
1-2
Benton, Fletcher, "Napa Valley Sculpture Garden", circa 2000
Includes born-digital records, see ER02.
16
3
Benton, Fletcher, "Napa Valley Sculpture Garden", Digital Presentation, 2012
0.223 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER02
Bergman, Ciel, 1992-2009
Includes born-digital records, see ER03.
16
4-7
Bergman, Ciel, Digital Photographs and Document, 2004
0.038 Gigabytes
43 computer files
ER03
Birk, Sandow, 2000-2005
16
8
Boise, Ron, 2002-2004
16
9
Bovenzi, Eva, 2007-2014
16
10
Bowers, Cheryl, 1977-1987
16
11
Burkhardt, Hans, 2002-2008
16
12
Bury, Pol, 1969-2006
16
13
Caja, Jerome, 2002-2004
16
14
Carosone, Paolo, 1966-1976
16
15
Carrillo, Eduardo, 1995-2005
16
16
Chagall, Marc, 1961-1981
16
17
Chagoya, Enrique, 1994-2001
16
18
Chamberlain, Ann, 2001-2002
16
19
Chase-Riboud, Barbara
Biographical Material, 1966-1994
16
20
Harry Abrams, Inc. Correspondence, 1998-1999
16
21
General Correspondence, 1998-2008
16
22-23
Photocopy of Amnesia: Collected Poems, circa 1998
16
24
Negatives, circa 1998
16
25
Harry Abrams Publishing Agreement, 1998
16
26
Notes, circa 1998
16
27
Chase-Riboud, Barbara
Typescript Drafts, circa 1998
17
1
Typescript Draft and Book Cover, circa 1998
17
2
Printed Material, 1998-2001
17
3
Chicago, Judy, 2002
17
4
Chipp, Herschel B., 1992
17
5
Colescott, Robert, 2002-2009
17
6
Conal, Robbie, 2000-2003
17
7
Conner, Bruce, 1962-2005
17
8-9
Cutler-Shaw, Joyce, 1984-2004
17
10
DeMarinis, Paul, 2004
17
11
Denes, Agnes, 2004-2006
17
12
De Staebler, Stephen, 1987-2009
17
13
Dickinson, Eleanor, 1991-1994
17
14
di Rosa Collection, 1991-1998
17
15
di Suvero, Mark, 1995-2002
17
16
Dubuffet, Jean
Correspondence, 1959-1967
17
17
"The Essential Duality of Jean Dubuffet" Lecture Draft, 1962
17
18
Research File for Lecture, circa 1962
17
19
Duffy, Ricardo, 1997-2002
17
20
Erskine, Peter, 1992-2004
17
21
Everts, Connor, 2001-2003
17
22
Faragher, Kristina, 2007
17
23
Fein, Clinton, 2004-2007
Includes born-digital records, see ER04.
17
24
Fein, Clinton, "Who Would Jesus Torture?", Digital Photographs, 2004
0.071 Gigabytes
Two computer files
ER04
Feininger, Lyonel, 1987-2006
17
25-27
Fonseca, Harry, 2003-2005
18
1
Forkscrew Graphics, circa 2004
18
2
Foulkes, Llyn, 1987-2005
18
3-4
Freimark, Robert, 2006
18
5
Garcia, Rupert, 1980-1986
18
6
Garrett, J. C., circa 2004
18
7
Gentry, Herbert, 1983-1991
18
8
Gerbault, Alain, 1986
18
9
Giacometti, Alberto , 1965-1970
18
10
Glaubman, Evelyn, 2002-2004
18
11
Golub, Leon
Leon Golub Correspondence, 1955-1982
Correspondence between Peter Selz and Leon Golub.
18
12
Photocopies of Leon Golub Correspondence, 1955-1982
18
13
General Correspondence, 1955-1960
Correspondence between Selz and others about exhibitions and books on Leon Golub.
18
14
Printed Material, 1961-1985
18
15
Graham, Patrick, 2010-2012
18
16
Graves, Morris, 2003-2004
18
17
Greenberg, Jules, 2003
18
18
Grillo, John, 1997-2012
18
19
Gronk, 2005
18
20
Grosz, George, 2003-2006
18
21
Gu, Wenda, circa 1990
18
22
Hadzi, Dmitri
Photocopies of Letters to Dmitri Hadzi from Various Correspondents, circa 1960-circa 1988
18
23
Interview Transcript, 1981-1985
18
24-25
Biographical Material and Notes, circa 1995
18
26
"Dimitri Hadzi: Sculpture in the Public Domain" Drafts, 1995-1996
18
27
"Dimitri Hadzi at 85" Drafts, 2003-2006
18
28
Hammons, David, 2000-2003
18
29
Hartley, Marsden, circa 1978
18
30
Hasson, Bruce, 1989-2003
18
31
Hedrick, Wally, 1994-2004
19
1
Hefferton, Phillip, 2004
19
2
Heizer, Michael, 1980-1981
19
3
Helnwein, Gottfried, 1996-2002
19
4
Herman, Roger, 1980-1983
19
5
Hershman, Lynn, 2003-2005
19
6
Hibi, Matsusaburo, circa 2000
19
7
Hiramoto, Judy, 1999-2002
19
8
Hodler, Ferdinand, 1973-1978
19
9
Hofmann, Hans, 1992
19
10
Howard, Mildred, circa 2000
19
11
Huelga, 2002
19
12
Ikemoto, Howard, 1996-2003
19
13
Ireland, David, 2003-2004
19
14
Jess, 2003-2007
19
15
Jones, John Paul, 2003-2010
19
16
Kadishman, Menashe, 1970-1980
19
17
Kahn, Herbert, circa 1998
19
18
Kahn, Tobi, 1978-2005
19
19-21
Kala Art Institute, circa 1990
19
22
Kamler, Richard Dean, 2000-2006
19
23
Kelley, Mike, 2002-2004
19
24
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1985
19
25
Kienholz, Ed, 1999-2001
19
26
Kilgallen, Margaret, 2004
19
27
King, Tony, 1995-1997
19
28
Koci, Frank, 2008-2009
19
29
Komisar, Milton, 1979-1981
Oversized material housed in OV 35.
19
30
Kostka, Robert, 1991-2006
19
31
Kricke, Norbert, 1977-1984
19
32
Kruger, Barbara, 2004
19
33
Lacy, Suzanne, 2003
19
34
LaMarr, Jean, 2003
19
35
Lane, Christopher
Typescript Draft of Exhibition Review, 1982
19
36
Biographical Material and Resume, circa 1982
19
37
Correspondence and Printed Material, 1982-1985
19
38
LaPena, Frank, 1999-2004
19
39
Le, Dinh Q., 2003
19
40
Lebrun, Rico - Correspondence, 1957-1993
19
41-43
Lebrun, Rico
Correspondence, 1994-2001
20
1-2
Archives of American Art Correspondence, 1976-1977
20
3
Writings and Notes, circa 1976
20
4
"The Genesis of Genesis" Drafts, circa 1976
20
5
Exhibition Catalogs, 1963-1964
20
6
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1960-circa 1976
20
7-8
News Clippings, 1961
20
9
Printed Material, 1960-1964
20
10
Liu, Hung, 2000-2004
20
11
Lobdell, Frank, 2002
20
12
Longfish, George, 2003-2004
20
13
Luna, James, 2003-2005
20
14
Maisel, David, 2003-2005
20
15
Manzu, Giacomo, 2000-2002
20
16
Matthews, Susan, 2003-2009
20
17
McCormick, Daniel, 2002-2003
20
18
McCoy, Ann, 1985-1986
20
19
McGee, Barry, 2000-2004
20
20
McLaughlin, Jerry, 1989-1997
20
21
McLeod, Scott, 2002
20
22
Mesa-Bains, Amalia, 2002
20
23
Mesches, Arnold, 1982-2012
20
24
Milder, Jay, 1987-2011
20
25-26
Milder, Jay - Photographic Material, 2011
20
27
Min, Yong Soon, 2004
20
28
Misrach, Richard, 2003
20
29
Modersohn-Becker, Paula, 2007-2008
20
30
Montano, Linda, 2003
20
31
Montoya, Malaquias, 2003-2005
20
32
Nagel, Andres, 1992-1997
20
33
Namuth, Hans - Interview Transcript, 1971
20
34
Namuth, Hans - Printed Material, 1977-1984
20
35
Nolde, Emil, 1963-1982
20
36
Norman, Irving, 2001
20
37
Ocampo, Manuel, 1994-2006
20
38
Onslow Ford, Gordon, 1992-1993
20
39
Opie, Catherine, 2004
20
40
Ox, Jack, 1994
20
41
Paris, Harold
Notes and Printed Material, circa 1970-circa 1990
21
1-2
Lecture Drafts, circa 1972
21
3
Biographical Material, circa 1972-circa 1990
21
4-5
Michael Smith Gallery Consignment Agreements and Correspondence, 1972-1974
21
6
Probate of Harold Paris Legal Papers and Correspondence, 1979-1986
21
7
Correspondence about Additions to H. Paris Collection, 1990-1991
21
8
General Correspondence, 1993-2004
21
9
Parker, Gertrud, 2006
21
10
Partenheimer, Jurgen, 1983-1987
21
11
Perez, Francisco, 2000-2003
21
12
Petlin, Irving
Irving Petlin Correspondence, 2008-2009
21
13
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Correspondence, 2005-2006
21
14
General Correspondence, 2000-2008
21
15
Interview Transcripts, 2005
Includes 1 cassette tape.
21
16
Untitled Essay Draft, circa 2000
21
17
"Endgame" Exhibition Essay Draft, 2002
21
18
Art in America Essay Drafts, 2009
Includes born-digital records, see ER05.
21
19
Retrospective Essay Drafts, circa 2010
21
20
Photocopies of Artwork Images, circa 2009
21
21
Photographs and Slides of Artwork, 2009
Oversized photograph housed in OV 34.
21
22
Digital Photographs, 2006-2009
0.04 Gigabytes
Four computer files
ER05
Printed Material, 1981-2008
21
23
Pham, Hanh Thi, 2004
21
24
Pittman, Lari, 2003
21
25
Purifoy, Noah, 2005
21
26
Rascon, Armando, 1994-2003
21
27
Register, John, 1998
21
28
Rigo, circa 2000
21
29
Ringgold, Faith, 2001-2004
21
30
Ritchey, Rik, 1986-1989
21
31
Rodia, Simon, 1979
21
32
Romero, Frank, 2002
22
1
Rosen, James Mahlon, 1990-1995
22
2
Rosenthal, Rachel, 2003
Includes born-digital records, see ER06.
22
3
Rosenthal, Rachel, "Gaia, Mon Amour", Digital Photographs, 2003
0.014 Gigabytes
Three computer files
ER06
Rosler, Martha, 2000-2005
22
4
Rothenberg, Erika, 1999-2005
22
5
Rubins, Nancy, 2003
22
6
Saar, Alison, circa 2000
22
7
Saar, Betye, 2002-2003
22
8
Sakoguchi, Ben, circa 2003
22
9
Sances, Jos, 1990-2002
22
10
Saul, Peter, 1999-2004
22
11
Saunders, Raymond, 1999
22
12
Schöffer, Nicolas, 1983-1984
22
13
Schneemann, Carolee, 1984-1991
22
14
Sekula, Allan, 2003
22
15
Shawcroft, Barbara, 1976-1987
22
16-17
Sherk, Bonnie, 2003
22
18
Snowden, Mary, 1995-2004
22
19
Somerville, Travis, 1999-2003
22
20
Spence, Kathryn, 2004
22
21
Stanley, M. Louise, 2000-2004
22
22
Steichen, Edward, 1988
22
23
Stettheimer, Florine, circa 1975
22
24
Still, Clyfford, 1975
22
25
Stuppin, Jack, 2008-2009
22
26
Takis, 1977-1984
22
27
Teraoka, Masami, 1989-2003
22
28
Thompson, Mark, 2004
22
29
Tinguely, Jean, 1960-1977
22
30
Torres, Salvador Roberto, 2002-2004
22
31
Underwood, Consuelo Jimenez, 1990-2002
22
32
Valdez, Patssi, 1999-2001
22
33
Varlin (Willy Guggenheim), 1985-1986
22
34
Vavagiakis, Costa, 2000
22
35
Vedova, Emilio, 1983-1995
22
36
Vignes, Michelle, 2002
22
37
Villa, Carlos, 2004-2005
Includes born-digital records, see ER07.
22
38-40
Villa, Carlos, Digital Photographs and Documents, 2004-2005
0.088 Gigabytes
39 computer files
ER07
Wade, Kat, 2003
22
41
Waldman, Selma, 2006-2008
Includes born-digital records, see ER08.
22
42
Waldman, Selma, Digital Photographs, 2005
0.046 Gigabytes
Seven computer files
ER08
Wall, Brian, 1982
22
43
White, Charles, 2001-2002
22
44
Wilding, Faith, 2003
22
45
Wiley, William T., 2003-2005
22
46
Yeager, Ira, 2007
22
47
Oversized Max Beckmann Clippings from Box 15, Folder 35, 1964-1965
OV 34
Oversized Irving Petlin Artwork Photograph from Box 21, Folder 22
OV 34
Oversized Milton Komisar Material from Box 19, Folder 30, 1979-1981
OV 35

Series 7: Exhibition Files , 1959-2014
5.2 Linear feet
Box 23-27, Box 38

Exhibition files are found for numerous exhibitions organized by Selz, or to which he contributed. Files may include exhibition catalogs, reviews, clippings, writings, correspondence, digital and other material. Files are found for New Images of Man (1959), Seven Decades of Modern Art, 1895-1965 (1965), The Joint Show (1967), The American Presidency in Political Cartoons (1976), American Modern Art Between the Two World Wars (1979), German Realism in the Twenties: Artist As Social Critic (1980), Twelve Artists from the German Democratic Republic (1989), Sam Francis: Blue Balls (1991), a Richard Lindner Retrospective (1996), Spaces of Nature (1999), and a Nathan Oliviera Retrospective (2002), among many others.
Exhibitions are arranged by title in chronological order, and further by document type if needed.
Description Container Select
"New Images of Man" (1959), 1959-1960
38
1
Museum of Modern Art, Art Nouveau Exhibition (1960), 1960
23
1
"Fifteen Polish Painters" (1961), 1960-1961
23
2
Battersea Park Open Air Exhibition (1963), circa 1963
23
3
Documenta III Exhibition (1964), 1963-1964
23
4
"Seven Decades of Modern Art, 1895-1965" (1965)
Correspondence, 1965-1966
23
5-6
Undated Correspondence, circa 1965
23
7
Meeting Minutes and Loan Forms, 1965-1966
23
8
Kinetic Sculpture Exhibition (1966), 1966
23
9
"The Joint Show" (1967), 1967
Exhibition Announcements, 1967
23
10
Photographs, 1967
23
11
Printed Material, 1967
23
12
"The Hippie Poster" Drafts, 1967
23
13
"The American Presidency in Political Cartoons, 1776-1976" (1976)
Correspondence, 1973-1978
23
14-16
Notes, circa 1975
23
17
Exhibition Outline and Planning, circa 1976
23
18
Exhibition Checklists, circa 1976
23
19
Catalog Outline and Draft, circa 1976
23
20
Photographic Material, 1976
23
21
Printed Material, 1975-1976
23
22
Exhibition Reviews, 1976
23
23
"Art in a Turbulent Era: German and Austrian Expressionism" (1978) - Correspondence, 1976-1978
23
24-25
"American Modern Art Between the Two World Wars" (1979)
Dore Ashton Correspondence, 1978
23
26
Nan Rosenthal Correspondence, 1976-1978
23
27
Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf Correspondence, 1977-1980
23
28
Correspondence with Lenders, A-Z, 1976-1979
23
29-34
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1977-1979
23
35
Loan Forms, A-F, 1978
23
36
Loan Forms, G-N, 1978
23
37
Loan Forms, O-Z, 1978
23
38
Financial Records, 1978
23
39
Exhibition Checklists, circa 1978
23
40
"American Modern Art Between the Two World Wars" (1979)
Notes and Early Catalog Draft, 1978
24
1-2
Exhibition Catalog Draft, circa 1978
24
3-4
Printed Material, 1979
24
5
"German Realism in the Twenties: The Artist as Social Critic" (1980)
Correspondence, 1978-1981
24
6-7
Notes for Exhibition Catalog, circa 1979
24
8
Notes on Neue Sachlichkeit, circa 1979
24
9
Loan Lists, 1979-1980
24
10-11
"The Art Fabric: Mainstream" (1981)
Correspondence, 1981
24
12
Press Releases, 1981
24
13
Notes, 1981
24
14
"Fabricart" Essay Drafts, 1981
24
15
"Kandinsky in Munich" (1982), 1981-1982
24
16
Michael Dvortcsak Exhibition (circa 1983)
Correspondence, 1983-1985
24
17
Writings, circa 1983
24
18
Printed Material and Slides, 1983-1985
24
19
Jose Luis Cuevas Retrospective (1984), 1983-1984
24
20
"Italian Art of the Twentieth Century" (circa 1984), 1981-1984
24
21
Rupert Garcia (1985), 1985
24
22
Alain Gerbault: Vertical Chamber: 115 Feet High (1986), 1986
24
23
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum Exhibition (1987), 1985-1986
24
24
"It's Possible: 24 Israeli & Palestinian Artists Unite for Peace" (1989), 1988-1989
24
25
"12 Artists from the German Democratic Republic" (1989)
General Correspondence, 1984-1989
24
26
Harvard University Art Museums Correspondence, 1987-1988
24
27
Artists Biographical Information, circa 1989
24
28
Notes, circa 1989
24
29
Printed Material, 1989-1990
24
30
"Sam Francis: Blue Balls" (1991)
Correspondence, 1990-1995
25
1-2
Notes, circa 1991
25
3
Exhibition Catalog Drafts and Images, circa 1991
25
4
Photographs, 1960-1965
Includes black and white photographs of the artist and some art inside a studio.
25
5
"Degenerate Art" (1993), 1992-1993
25
6
"Explorations in the City of Light: African-American Artists in Paris, 1945-1965" (1996), 1993-1996
25
7
Hirshhorn Museum, Richard Lindner Retrospective (1996)
Judith Zilczer Correspondence, 1994-1996
25
8
Correspondence about Chronology for Biography, 1995
25
9
General Correspondence, 1993-1996
25
10-11
Inventories of Paintings, circa 1993
25
12
Project Outline, circa 1994
25
13
Printed Material and Interview Transcripts, circa 1994
25
14
Notes for Essay, circa 1994
25
15
January 1995 Essay Draft, 1995
25
16
February 1995 Essay Draft, 1995
25
17
June 1995 Essay Draft, 1995
25
18
"Richard Lindner's Armored Woman" Final Drafts, circa 1996
25
19
Richard Lindner Retrospective (1996) Catalog Essay, Bellagio Study and Conference Center, 1992-1999
38
2
Essay Draft by Judith Zilczer, circa 1994
25
20
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1969-1978
25
21
"Exiles + Emigrés: The Flight of European Artists From Hitler" (1997), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997
Peter Selz gave a lecture, "Emigré Artists at Mills College."
38
3
"Offshore: Paintings of the Farallones" (1997), 1997
25
22
Havana Bienal Art Festival (1999), 1988-2000
25
23
Valpraisio University, Robert Kostka and Stephen De Staebler Exhibitions (1999), 1996-1999
25
24
"Spaces of Nature" (1999)
Planning, Checklists, and Exhibition Agreement, 1998-1999
25
25
Bellaver, Tony, 1998-1999
25
26
"Spaces of Nature" (1999)
Brest van Kempen, Mark, 1998-1999
26
1
Champion, Alex, 1998-1999
26
2
Chanco, Pauletta M., 1998-1999
26
3
Hofmann, Angelika, 1998-1999
26
4
Mark, Sue, 1998-1999
26
5
McCormick, Daniel, 1998-1999
26
6
Nelson, Keiko, 1998-1999
26
7
Polster, Laurie, 1998-1999
26
8
Exhibition Catalog, 1999
26
9
"Modern Odysseys: Greek American Artists of the 20th Century" (2000)
Thalia Selz Correspondence, 1992-1998
26
10
Bill Valerio Correspondence, 1999
26
11
Queens Museum of Art Correspondence, 1997-1999
26
12
Correspondence with Artists, 1998-1999
26
13
Exhibition Planning and Agreement, 1996-1998
26
14
Checklists, 1999-2000
26
15
"Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000" (2000)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Correspondence, 1998-2000
26
16-17
"The Figurative Impulse in Ceramics" Essay Drafts, circa 1999
26
18
Images of Artwork from Participating Artists, 1999
26
19
Araki, Takako, 1999-2000
26
20
Beere, Susan, 1999
26
21
Carhartt, Elaine, 1999-2000
26
22
Cecula, Marek, 1999-2000
26
23
De Staebler, Stephen, 1999-2000
26
24
Frimkess, Michael, 1999-2000
26
25
Green, Phyllis, 1999-2000
26
26
Levine, Marilyn, 1999-2000
26
27
Lucero, Michael, 1999-2000
26
28
Notkin, Richard, 1999-2000
26
29
Shaw, Richard and Robert Hudson, 1999-2000
26
30
Takamori, Akio, 1993-2000
26
31
VandenBerge, Peter, 1999-2000
26
32
Voulkos, Peter, 1999-2000
26
33
"Cross-Currents in Modern Art: A Tribute to Peter Selz" (2000)
Achim Moeller Gallery Correspondence, 1998-2000
26
34
General Correspondence, 1999
26
35
Peter Selz Interview Transcripts, 1999-2000
26
36
Typescript Drafts and Printed Material, 1999-2000
26
37
Exhibition Checklists and Publicity, 2000-2001
26
38
Jim Morphesis Paintings Exhibition, 2002
38
4
Nathan Oliviera Retrospective and Monograph (2002)
Exhibition Planning Correspondence, 1998-2001
26
39
John Berggruen Gallery Correspondence, 2001
26
40
Photocopies of Nathan Oliviera's Correspondence with Galleries, 1957-1977
26
41
Nathan Oliviera Correspondence, 1999-2000
26
42
Nathan Oliviera Retrospective and Monograph (2002)
Palm Springs Desert Museum Correspondence, 2002-2003
27
1
Portugal Embassy Correspondence, 1999-2000
27
2
San Jose Museum of Art Correspondence, 2000
27
3
San Jose Museum of Art Correspondence and Checklists, 2001-2002
27
4-5
University of California Press Correspondence, 2000
27
6
Exhibition Proposal and Agreement, 1999-2000
27
7
Art Loan Requests, 2002
27
8
Reviews, 2002
27
9
Nathan Oliviera Interview Transcripts, 1978-2000
27
10-12
Typescript Drafts of Introduction by Joann Moser, 1999-2000
27
13
Typescript Drafts of Biography, circa 2002
27
14
Bibliography, 1999
27
15
Printed Material and Notes, 1952-1989
27
16-19
Hirsshorn Museum Records on Nathan Oliviera's Artwork, circa 1999
27
20
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1999
27
21
Lyonel Feininger Watercolors Exhibition (2003), 2002-2003
27
22
Exhibition of Work by Lyonel Feininger, 2006
38
5
"Trans: Abstraction" (2007), 2007-2009
Includes born-digital records, see ER 09-ER10.
27
23
"Trans: Abstraction", Digital Photographs and Document, 2007-2008
0.009 Gigabytes
23 computer files
ER09
"Trans: Abstraction", Exhibition Opening, Munich, Germany (2007), Digital Photographs, 2008
0.017 Gigabytes
14 computer files
ER10
"Kevan Jenson: Paintings, Drawings and Photographs" (2008), Meridian Gallery, 2007-2009, 2014
38
6
"Bruce Hasson: Sculpture and Work on Paper" (2008), 2003-2008
38
7
"Gustav Klimt: In Search of the 'Total Artwork'" (2009), 2007-2008
27
24
George Krevsky Gallery, Richard Lindner Exhibition (2009), 2008-2009
27
25
Dolby Chadwick Gallery, "Heads" (2011), 2010-2011
27
26
"Framing Abstraction: Mark, Symbol, Signifier" (2011), circa 2011
27
27
"Eco-Art on Paper" (2011), 2010-2011
Includes born-digital records, see ER11.
27
28
"Eco-Art on Paper", Pori Art Museum, Finland (February-May 2011), Digital Photographs, 2011
0.067 Gigabytes
Two computer files
ER11
"The Painted Word" (2012), 2012
27
29

Series 8: Personal Business Records , 1929-2011
1.2 Linear feet
Box 28-29, OV 36, Box 38

The bulk of the personal business records are related to the "Matter of Rothko," Kate Rothko's legal case against Marlborough Gallery, Inc. Also included in this series are assorted personal documents such as Peter Selz's school transcripts; designs for his Regal Street home in California; correspondence and photocopies related to Freedom of Information-Privacy Act requests for FBI files; bequests; royalty statements; estate papers for a relative; charitable donations; material related to the purchase and donation of artwork; and a selected bibliography and exhibition history.
Description Container Select
"Matter of Rothko" Lawsuit
Transcript of Peter Selz Testimony, 1974
28
1
Transcript of Spencer A. Samuels Testimony, 1974
28
2-3
Transcript of Peter Selz Testimony, 1974
28
4-5
Lawrence Fleischman and Klaus Perls Depositions, 1974
28
6
Notes, circa 1974
28
7
Correspondence, 1974-1977
28
8
Appraisals B1.70-1312.69, 1970-1972
28
9
Appraisals 5003.63-6020.23, 1970-1972
28
10-12
"Comparison of Heller's Evaluations and Actual Sales of Paintings", circa 1974
28
13-15
Price List for Paintings in European Traveling Retrospective, 1971-1972
28
16
Sales List of Rothko Paintings, 1974
28
17
Sales List of Rothko "Paper in Order of Size", 1974
28
18
Sales List of Oils on Canvas, circa 1974
28
19
"Mark Rothko: Ten Major Works" Exhibition Catalog, 1974
28
20
Photocopy of German Rothko Exhibition Catalog, 1974
28
21
Clippings, 1961-1978
28
22-23
Oliver Wick Correspondence, 2000-2008
28
24
Peter Selz School Transcripts, 1929-1939
28
25
861 Regal Road Property, 1964-1994
Oversized material housed in OV 36.
28
26-29
Correspondence and Photocopies Regarding Freedom of Information-Privacy Act Requests for FBI Files, 1982-1985
38
8
Art Library Bequest to M. H. de Young Museum, 1996-2001
28
30
Art Institute of Chicago Bequests, 1996
28
31
Estate of Paul H. Weil, 2002-2005
29
1
University of California Press Royalty Statements, 2002-2011
29
2
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Charitable Donations, 2004-2006, 2013
38
9
Material Related to Purchase and Donation of Ciel Bergman Works of Art, 2005-2014
38
10
Peter Selz Bibliography and Selected Exhibition History, circa 2011
38
11
Oversized Regal Road Plans from Box 28, Folder 26, circa 1966
OV 36

Series 9: Printed Material , 1957-2013
0.3 Linear feet
Box 29, Box 38

Printed materials include copies of articles written by Peter Selz, images of artwork, news clippings, exhibition announcements and invitations, and miscellaneous materials. This series also includes a DVD.
Description Container Select
Articles by Peter Selz, 1957-1962
29
3
Articles by Peter Selz, 1963-1973
29
4
News Clippings, 1961
29
5
Photocopies of Images of Artwork, circa 1984
29
6
Reviews, Tribute and Award Ceremony Materials, Exhibition Materials, Etc., 2000, 2011-2014
1 electronic discs (dvd)
This file includes exhibition invitations and announcements, clippings, reviews, promotional photographs, and a DVD.
38
12
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 2001-2004
29
7

Series 10: Scrapbooks , 1947-2018
1.4 Linear feet
Box 29-31, Box 38

Scrapbooks consists of 9 disbound binders which date from the late 1940s up through 2012. The binders contain newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements, and photographs of events at galleries and museums. There are numerous photographs of Selz and various artists. The titles in quotation marks were taken from the original labels on the binders. Also included are materials received in 2018, which may have been removed from binders prior to processing. This material includes clippings, exhibition announcements, correspondence, and photographs.
The binders are arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Binder 1: 1940s and 1950s, 1947-1959
29
8-9
Binder 2: 1960-1965, 1960-1965
29
10-12
Binder 3: "Berkeley" 1965-1969, 1965-1969
29
13-14
"University Art Museum Publicity Selections 1965/1966" Binder, 1965-1966
29
15
Binder 4: 1970s, 1970-1979
29
16-18
Binder 5: 1980s, 1980-1988
29
19-20
Binder 5: 1980s, 1988-1989
30
1
Binder 6: 1990s, 1990-1999
30
2-4
Binder 6: 1990s Miscellaneous, 1990-1999
Loose materials including photographs and cards tucked into binder sleeve.
30
5
Binder 7: 2000-2009, 2000-2007
30
6-8
Binder 8: 2006-2012, 2006-2012
31
1-2
Compiled Printed Material, Correspondence, Etc., 1962-1969, 2011-2015
38
13-14
Compiled Printed Material, Correspondence, Photographs, Etc., 1974, circa 2000-2018
38
15

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