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Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1909-1984

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 5 series:

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Series 1: Correspondence , circa 1909-1993
(Box 1; 0.3 linear ft.; reel 5028)

General and family correspondence consists largely of incoming letters with some copies and drafts of outgoing letters. General correspondence is mainly professional in nature and documents exhibitions, commissions, teaching, memberships in artists organizations, and participation in the WPA Public Works of Art Project. A small number of letters from friends concerning personal and social matters are scattered throughout. Among the correspondents are Ansel Adams, American Artist, Sherwood Anderson, John Taylor Arms, Art Instruction, Hollywood Riviera Galleries, Dard Hunter, Estate of Bertha Jacques [Elizabeth Linsky, executor], National Academy of Design, and Print Makers Society of California. Family correspondence includes letters to Roi Partridge from Uncle Arnold Frank George, his father, and son Padraic. Letters addressed to Gryffyd and family are from Imogen Cunningham and Roi Partridge; letters from others about family members are also included.
The series is arranged into 2 subseries:
  • Subseries 1.1: General Correspondence, 1915-1993
  • Subseries 1.2: Family, 1909-1985
1.1: General Correspondence, 1915-1993
Description Container
Roi Partridge, 1915-1993
1
1-2
Roi Partridge, 1930-1934, undated
(reel 5028)
1
3
1.2: Family, 1909-1985
Description Container
Roi Partridge
From Arnold Frank George (Uncle Frank), 1909-1916, undated
1
4
From A. E. Partridge [father], 1942-1944, undated
1
5
From Padraic [son] and Marjorie Partridge, 1960-1973, undated
1
6
Gryffyd and Janet Partridge and Family
From Imogen Cunningham [mother], 1961-1972
1
7
From Roi Partridge [father], 1947-1966
1
8
From Roi Partridge [father], 1967-1973
1
9
From Roi Partridge [father], 1974-1976
1
10
From Roi Partridge [father], 1977-1983, undated
1
11
From Roi Partridge [father], 1955-1984, undated
(reel 5028)
1
12
From Others (re: Family), 1942-1978
1
13
From Others (re: Family), 1980-1985
(reel 5028)
1
14

Series 2: Notes and Writings , 1924-1964
(Box 1; 5 folders; reel 5028)

Found here are notes, lists, a poem, and a travel log that documents car camping trips through California and New Mexico taken by Roi Partridge, Imogen Cunningham, and their three sons between 1924 and 1926. The same volume includes Roi's account of a 1926 sketching trip along the California coast with Eugen Neuhaus.
Description Container Select
Lists of Prints by Roi Partridge, undated
1
15
Miscellaneous Lists, 1964, undated
1
16
Notes, Talk on the Differences between Engraving and Etching, undated
1
17
Miscellaneous Notes, 1976, undated
1
18
Poem by Roi Partridge, "To Our Friends Who Art Not in Heaven,", undated
(reel 5028)
1
19
Travel Log of Roi Partridge and Imogen Cunningham, 1924-1946
(1 vol., reel 5028)
1
20

Series 3: Scrapbook , 1922-1977
(Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)

A disbound scrapbook containing clippings and feature articles about Roi Partridge, along with exhibition announcements and reproductions.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook, 1922-1977
1
21

Series 4: Printed Material , 1913-2003
(Box 1; 0.25 linear ft.; reel 5028)

Printed material consists mainly of articles and miscellaneous items about or mentioning Roi Partridge and family members, Ansel Adams, and Imogen Cunningham. Also included are exhibition announcements of Roi Partridge, his photographer son Rondal, Imogen Cunningham, and other artists; A Seattle Heritage: The Fine Arts Society, a book by Anne H. Calhoun that mentions Partridge; and family Christmas cards with reproductions of etchings and drawings by Roi Partridge.
Description Container Select
Articles
Ansel Adams, 1982
1
22
Imogen Cunningham, 1951-2001, undated
1
23
Elizabeth Partridge, 1995-1999
1
24
Janet Lineberger [Partridge], 1941
1
25
Loren Partridge, 2003
1
26
Roi Partridge, 1959
(reel 5028)
1
27
Roi and May Ellen Partridge, 1976-1995, undated
1
28
Rondal Partridge, 1997-2003
1
29
Book - A Seattle Heritage: The Fine Arts Society by Anne H. Calhoun, 1942
1
30
Exhibition Announcements
Imogen Cunningham, 1984-1999, undated
1
31
Roi Partridge, 1977-1990
1
32
Roi Partridge, 1988, undated
1
33
Rondal Partridge, 1996
1
34
Other Artists, 1981-1995, undated
1
35
Miscellaneous Printed Material
Imogen Cunningham, 1951-1993, undated
1
36
Roi Partridge, 1988
1
37
Rondal Partridge, undated
1
38
Arts Organizations and Museums, 1913-1993
1
39
Reproductions, Christmas Cards featuring Etchings by Roi Partridge, 1967-1981, undated
1
40

Series 5: Photographs , 1940-1987
(Box 1; 0.3 linear ft.; reel 5028)

Photographs are of people and art work. People depicted are Roi and May Ellen Partridge. There is also one photograph of Donald Bear, the first Director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Janet Lineberger - later Mrs. Gryffyd Partridge - served as Bear's assistant in the early 1940s). Photographs and negatives of art work by Roi Partridge (with appraisal and catalog information) were removed from an unknown number of three-ring binders. In addition, there is a photograph of Peter Blos' portrait of Partridge.
Description Container Select
Art Work by Peter Blos - Portrait of Roi Partridge, circa 1949
(reel 5028)
1
41
Art Work by Roi Partridge (with appraisal and catalog information)
Drawings of California, 1987, undated
1
42-43
Drawings of Hawaii: Box 1, undated
1
44
Drawings of Hawaii: Box 2, undated
1
45
Drawings of Japan, undated
1
46
Photographs, undated
1
47
People
Donald Bear (first Director, Santa Barbara Museum of Art), circa 1941
1
48
Roi Partridge; Roi Partridge and May Ellen Partridge, undated
(reel 5028)
1
49
Negatives - Art Work by Roi Partridge
Drawings of California, undated
1
50
Drawings of Hawaii: Box 1, undated
1
51
Drawings of Hawaii: Box 2, undated
1
52
Drawings, Unidentified (California, Hawaii, and Japan), undated
1
53
Photographs, undated
1
54

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