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Phil Paradise papers, 1922-1994

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as six series.

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Series 1: Correspondence , 1958-1990
1.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

The series is divided into two sub-series.
  • 1.1: Family Correspondence, 1960-1985
  • 1.2: General Correspondence, 1958-1990
1.1: Family Correspondence , 1960-1985
Family correspondence is with family members Gail, Lee and Alice, regarding their respective careers and family matters, and includes 2 prints by Gail.
Description Container
Family Correspondence, undated
1
1
Family Correspondence, 1960-1961
1
2
Family Correspondence, 1962-1963
1
3
Family Correspondence, 1964
1
4
Family Correspondence, 1965
1
5
Family Correspondence, 1966
1
6
Family Correspondence, 1967
1
7
Family Correspondence, 1968
1
8
Family Correspondence, 1969
1
9
Family Correspondence, 1970
1
10
Family Correspondence, 1971
1
11
Family Correspondence, 1972
1
12
Family Correspondence, 1973
1
13
Family Correspondence, 1974-1975
1
14-15
Family Correspondence, 1976-1977
1
16-19
Family Correspondence, 1978
1
20-21
Family Correspondence, 1979
1
22-24
Family Correspondence, 1980
1
25
Family Correspondence, 1981
1
26-27
Family Correspondence, 1982
1
28-29
Family Correspondence, 1983
1
30
Family Correspondence, 1984
1
31-32
Family Correspondence, 1985
1
33-34
1.2: General Correspondence, 1958-1990
General correspondence is with Ken Davidson, Phil Dike, Alan Kenward, and others, and relates to exhibitions, novels, finances, and personal matters.
Description Container
Correspondence, undated
1
35
National Academy of Design, 1958
1
36
Correspondence, 1971-1974
1
37
Correspondence, 1975
2
1
Ken Davidson, 1976-1977
2
2
Correspondence, 1976
2
3
Correspondence, 1977
2
4
Correspondence, 1978-1979
2
5-9
Correspondence, 1980
2
10-11
Correspondence, 1981
2
12-13
Correspondence, 1982
2
14-15
Correspondence, 1983
2
16-17
ARK, 1980-1983
2
18
Concerning Novel, 1981-1983
2
19
Lovoos, 1985-1986
2
20
Christmas Cards, 1986
2
21
Correspondence, 1989-1990
2
22-23
Christmas Cards, 1990, 1990
2
24
Miscellaneous, 1980-1989
2
25

Series 2: Writings , 1934-1994
3.7 Linear feet
Boxes 2-6

The series is arranged into three sub-series.
  • 2.1: Journals, 1934-1994
  • 2.2: Manuscripts, 1978-1985
  • 2.3: Other Writings, 1976-1990
2.1: Journals, 1934-1994
Journals are partly indexed, and contain daily entries about activities, incoming mail, phone calls, notes, letters, business records and printed material. Travel diaries are housed in Subseries 2.3.
Description Container
Journal Transcript, 1934
2
26
Journal Index, 1986-1989
2
27
Journal, 1986
2
28-30
Journal, 1987
2
31-33
Journal, 1987
3
1-4
Journal, 1988
3
5-8
Journal, 1989
3
9-14
Journal, 1990
3
15-17
Journal, 1991
3
18-20
Journal, 1991
4
1-2
Journal, 1992
4
3-7
Journal, 1993
4
8-13
Journal, 1994
4
14-18
Journal, 1994
5
1-2
2.2: Manuscripts, 1978-1985
Manuscripts are for novels, and also include a typescript of Paradise's autobiography.
Description Container
Autobiography Chronology, 1985
5
3
Autobiography, undated
5
4-15
Interregnum, undated
5
16
"La Gringa", 1982 October 29
5
17-19
"Sinaloa", 1978
5
20-21
Manuscript Notes for "Sinaloa", 1981-1982
5
22-24
Miscellaneous Manuscript Notes to Book 1, circa 1985
6
1-2
2.3: Other Writings, 1976-1990
Other writings include notes and essays on art, and travel diaries from Mexico and Latin America.
Description Container
Early Writings and Essays, 1976
6
3
Essays and Remembrances, 1976-1980
6
4-5
Notes on Millard Sheets, 1981, 1990
6
6
The Spark, The Gift, The Master, 1979-1982
6
7
Travel Diaries, 1974-1978
6
8-9

Series 3: Professional Activity Files , 1930-1990
0.3 Linear feet
Box 6, FC 8

Professional material consists of awards, video interviews with Paradise, correspondence and promotional material regarding one of his novels, inventories of artwork, and some financial material.
Description Container Select
Art Classes, 1952-1959
6
10
Article Interview with Ted Mills, undated
6
11
Awards and Certificates, circa 1953
6
12
Engagement Calendars, 1930, 1976-1980
6
13-14
Interview by J. Sealy, 1990 February
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
6
15
Inventories, Paintings, 1982-1983
6
16-17
Inventory, Painting, Autobiographical Chronology, 1985
6
18
Jack and Ione Lollar Accounts Receivable, 1973-1981
6
19
Phil Paradise at Greystone Galleries and Residence at Greystone Manor, 1971-1972
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
1 Videocassettes (Betamax)
6
20
Phil Paradise at Greystone Galleries and Residence at Greystone Manor, 1971-1972
1 Motion picture film
FC 8
"Sinaloa" Promotional Material and Correspondence, 1978
6
21

Series 4: Printed Material , 1922-1990
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 6-7

Printed material includes newspaper and magazine clippings, general exhibition announcements and catalogs, National Academy of Design exhibition catalogs, and a high school yearbook.
Description Container Select
Clippings, 1941-1978
6
22-24
Exhibition Announcements, 1990
6
25
Exhibition Catalogs, 1978-1989
6
26-27
National Academy of Design Exhibition Catalogs, 1976-1988
6
28-31
Magazine Clippings, 1950-1988
6
32
Flyers From "Photo Box", circa 1973
7
1
Yasu Eguchi, 1978-1985
7
2-4
Yearbook, 1922
7
5
Miscellaneous, 1935-1978
7
6

Series 5: Artwork , 1930-1986
0.1 Linear feet
Box 7

Artwork consists of prints of Christmas cards, sketches, and a notebook containing notes on sculpture and various sketches.
Description Container Select
Christmas Cards, 1956-1963
7
7
Prints, 1930-1932
7
8
Sculpture and Painting Notebook/Sketchbook, 1968-1983
7
9
Sketches for Pendants, 1985-1986
7
10

Series 6: Photographic Material , 1959-1986
0.7 Linear feet
Box 7

Photographic material consists primarily of photographs of Paradise's artwork, negatives of artwork, and slides and negatives of friends and family.
Description Container Select
Artwork, circa 1959
7
11-18
Negatives, Personal, 1986
7
19
Negatives, Artwork, undated
7
20
Negatives, Prints and Paintings by Edvard Munch, 1959
7
21
Slides and Transparencies, Personal, 1971
7
22

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