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Richard Tuttle papers, circa 1935-2019

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Series 3: Writings and Illustrated Notebooks , 1963-2018
8 Linear feet
Boxes 2-5, 12-17, 26

Writings and illustrated notebooks date from 1963-2018. Writings include loose journal entries, text for lectures and other speaking engagements, manuscripts for essays, prose, and poetry, as well as scattered notes, writings fragments, and a few published writings. There are also several writings by others, primarily pertaining to Tuttle. One file of poems is in born-digital form.
The illustrated notebooks comprise the bulk of this series and include over 200 items dating over a six-decade span. While not all notebooks are illustrated, Tuttle used most books for a multitude of purposes. They contain a mixture of diary entries, travelogues, lists, drafts of letters, weekly plans, artwork and exhibition ideas, sketches, drawings, and scattered notes. Sketches and drawings are in pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, pen, ink, ink wash, and crayon. Many illustrations reflect Tuttle's spare and subtle style, while other sketches contain logistical details and notes for finished works. Many notebooks also contain pages devoted to Tuttle's daily practice of languages in Sanskrit, Latin, Greek, Japanese, and Chinese.
The series is arranged as two subseries.
  • 3.1: Writings, 1965-2018
  • 3.2: Illustrated Notebooks, 1963--2017
3.1: Writings, 1965-2018
0.7 Linear feet
Boxes 2, 12
0.001 Gigabytes
ER03
Description Container
Journal Entries, 1980s
12
13
Lectures and Speaking Engagements
Agnes Martin, 2002
12
14
"Weave In, Weave Out", 2004
12
15
"Art Helps You See What Exists", circa 2010
12
16
SITE Gala, 2013
12
17
"The Fairy, Sukalah", 2016
12
18
Dieu Donne Gala, 2017
12
19
Jack Tilton, 2018
12
20
General, 2005-2014
2
1
Manuscripts
Ruth Vollmer Essay, 1974
12
21
"Wire Pieces" Statement, 1974
12
22
"Sentences for Karl Hikade", 1989
2
2
Poems, 1989-2017
Includes born digital material, see ER03
2
7
Poems, 2017
0.001 Gigabytes
1 computer file
ER03
"Lely Man", 2006
2
3
Poetry Collection Manuscript, "Rest", 2008
2
6
Color, 2013
12
23
"Yellow", 2013
12
24
"A Structure of Space", 2013
2
5
"Royal College: Layering", circa 2013
2
4
"A Fiction", 2017
12
25
Notes and Fragments, 1970s-2000s
12
26
Notes and Fragments, circa 1989-2015
2
8-10
Published Writings, 1995-2014
12
27
Writings by Others
Writing by Mrs. Tremaine, 1965
12
28
Play by Unknown Author, 1992
2
11
"Confusion, Myth and Truth: Rewriting Richard Tuttle" by Lara Lake Smith, 2009
2
12
"Elevators" by Rena Rosenwasser, 2009
2
13
Introduction to Richard Tuttle Talk by John Yau, 2009
2
14
"Something In-Between" Catalog Essay by Christina von Rotenhan, 2013
2
15
3.2: Illustrated Notebooks, 1963-2017
7.3 Linear feet
Boxes 2-5, 13-17, 26
Description Container
Illustrated Notebook, 1963-1965
13
1
Illustrated Notebook, 1964-1965
13
2
Illustrated Notebook, 1966-1967
26
1
Illustrated Notebook, Japanese Study, 1968
13
3
Illustrated Notebook, Europe, 1970
13
4
Illustrated Notebook, Japanese Study, 1970
13
5
Illustrated Notebook, 1971
13
6
Illustrated Notebook, Travel, 1972
13
7
Illustrated Notebooks (2), 1972
13
8-9
Illustrated Notebooks (3), 1973
13
10-11
Illustrated Notebook, circa 1973-1974
13
12
Illustrated Notebook, 1974
13
13
Illustrated Notebook, 1975
13
14
Illustrated Notebook, 1976
13
15
Illustrated Notebook, 1976-1977
13
16
Illustrated Notebook, 1977
13
17
Illustrated Notebook, Trip to Europe, 1978
13
18
Illustrated Notebooks (3), 1979
13
19-21
Illustrated Notebook, Japanese Study, 1970s
13
22
Illustrated Notebook (disbound), 1970s
13
23
Illustrated Notebooks (5), 1970s
13
24-26
Illustrated Notebook, 1980
13
27
Illustrated Notebooks (4), 1980
14
1-4
Illustrated Notebook, "Indian", 1980
14
5
Illustrated Notebook, circa 1980
14
6
Illustrated Notebooks (2), 1981
14
7-8
Illustrated Notebook, Rome, 1981
14
9
Illustrated Notebook, 1981-1982
14
10
Illustrated Notebooks (4), 1982
14
11-13
Illustrated Notebooks (2), 1983
14
14-15
Illustrated Notebook, Rome, 1983
14
16
Illustrated Notebooks (3), circa 1983
14
17
Illustrated Notebook, 1983-1985
14
18
Illustrated Notebooks (4), 1984
14
19-22
Illustrated Notebook, Europe, 1984
14
23
Illustrated Notebook, 1984-1985
14
24
Illustrated Notebook, Europe, 1985
14
25
Illustrated Notebooks, Europe (2), 1985
15
1-2
Illustrated Notebook, Europe, Ibiza, and Iceland, 1985
15
3
Illustrated Notebook, Mexico, 1985
15
4
Illustrated Notebooks (2), 1985
15
5-6
Illustrated Notebook, 1985-1987
15
7
Illustrated Notebook, China, 1986
15
8
Illustrated Notebooks (4), 1986
15
9-12
Illustrated Notebooks (3), 1987
15
13-15
Illustrated Notebook, 1987-1988
15
16
Illustrated Notebook, Jürgen, 1988
15
17
Illustrated Notebooks (3), 1988
15
18-20
Illustrated Notebook, circa 1988-1989
16
1
Illustrated Notebooks (3), 1989
16
2-4
Illustrated Notebook, circa 1989
16
5
Illustrated Notebooks (10), 1980s
16
6-8
Illustrated Notebooks (3), 1990
2
16-17
Illustrated Notebooks (2), 1991
2
18
Illustrated Notebooks (8), 1992
2
19-20
Illustrated Notebook, "Drawings for 4-Nail", 1992
16
9
Illustrated Notebooks (4), 1993
2
21-22
Illustrated Notebook, 1993-1994
2
23
Illustrated Notebooks (2), 1994
2
24
Illustrated Notebook, 1994-1995
2
25
Illustrated Notebooks (3), 1995
3
1-2
Illustrated Notebook, 1995-1996
3
3
Illustrated Notebooks (3), 1996
3
4-5
Illustrated Notebook, 1996
16
10
Illustrated Notebook, 1997
3
6
Illustrated Notebook, 1997
16
11
Illustrated Notebook, 1998
3
7
Illustrated Notebook, 1998
16
12
Illustrated Notebook, 1998-1999
3
8
Illustrated Notebooks (5), 1999
3
9-11
Illustrated Notebook, 1999-2000
3
12
Illustrated Notebooks (20), 1990s
3
13-15
Illustrated Notebooks (11), 1990s
4
1
Illustrated Notebooks (2), 2000
4
2
Illustrated Notebook, circa 2000
16
13
Illustrated Notebook, 2000-2001
4
3
Illustrated Notebook, 2001-2002
4
4
Illustrated Notebook, 2002
4
5
Illustrated Notebook, 2002-2003
4
6
Illustrated Notebook, 2003-2004
4
7
Illustrated Notebook, 2004
4
8
Illustrated Notebook, 2004-2005
4
9
Illustrated Notebook, 2005-2007
4
10
Illustrated Notebook, "Driving to New Mexico", 2006
4
11
Illustrated Notebook, circa 2006
16
14
Illustrated Notebook, 2007
4
12
Illustrated Notebook, 2007-2008
4
13
Illustrated Notebook, 2008
4
14
Illustrated Notebook, 2000s
4
15
Illustrated Notebooks (7), 2000s
5
1-2
Illustrated Notebooks (11), 2000s
16
15-21
Illustrated Notebook, 2000s
26
4
Illustrated Notebooks (2), 2010, circa 2011
5
3
Illustrated Notebook, 2010
16
22
Illustrated Notebooks (3), 2012
5
4
Illustrated Notebooks (3), 2013
5
5-6
Illustrated Notebooks (2), 2014
5
7-8
Illustrated Notebook, 2014-2015
5
9
Illustrated Notebooks (3), 2015
5
10-12
Illustrated Notebooks (4), 2016
5
13-16
Illustrated Notebook, 2016
17
1
Illustrated Notebook, 2017
17
2

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