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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Suzi Gablik papers, 1954-2014

Suzi Gablik papers, 1954-2014

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Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1980s-2011
5 folders
Box 1

The small amount of biographical material found here includes two address books, Gablik's curriculum vitae, and two interview transcripts. Also included is a lifetime achievement award from the Women's Caucus for Art, as well as a photograph and program from the award ceremony.
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Address Book, circa 1980s-1990s
1
1
Address Book, circa 1990s
1
2
Curriculum Vitae, circa 1999-2002
1
3
Lifetime Achievement, Women's Caucus for Art, 2003
1
4
Transcripts of Interviews of Suzi Gablik, circa 2000s-2011
1
5

Series 2: Correspondence, 1971-2014
0.4 linear feet
Box 1

Correspondence contains both personal and professional letters between Gablik and her friends, gallery contacts, publishers, editors, and fans. Of note are letters from David Peat, Theodore Roszak, James Hillman, Jasper Johns, and Stephanie Mills.
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Berensohn, Paulus, circa 2000-2014
1
6
Glendinning, Chellis, 2000-2002
1
7
Hillman, James, circa 2002-2005
1
8
Levi-Strauss, Claude, 1972-1974
1
9
Mills, Stephanie, 2000-2001
1
10
The New Criterion
, 1984
1
11
Peat, David, 1993-1995
1
12
Taylor, Peter, 1980-1982, 1990
1
13-16
General Correspondence, 1971-2011
1
17-18

Series 3: Journals and Notebooks, 1954-2012
5.6 linear feet
Boxes 1-7

Journals and notebooks concern Gablik's personal life, her thoughts on contemporary art and world events, her relationships with artists, dealers, writers, and collectors, her extensive travels, and her theories on art history, art production, social justice, environmentalism, and spirituality. Some notebooks were given titles by Gablik on specific topics and travel destinations.
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Travel Notebook, undated
1
19
Notebook, "Problems of the Artist in Contemporary Society", 1954
1
20
Journal, 1960
1
21
Journal, 1962
1
22
Journal, 1971-1972
1
23
Notebook, 1974
1
24
Notebook, "New York and London", 1976
1
25
Notebook, "Cadaques", 1976
1
26
Journal, 1977-1988
1
27
Notebook, "Jasper", 1977-1978
1
28
Notebook, "India, London, Rafting, and Van Royan Exhibition", 1978
1
29
Journal, 1979
2
1
Journal, 1979
2
2
Journal, 1979
2
3
Notebook, "Australia", circa 1980
2
4
Journal, 1980
2
5
Notebook, "Tasmania", 1981
2
6
Journal, 1984-1985
2
7
Notebook, "Book of Shamanic Journeys", 1984-1985
2
8
Journal, 1985
2
9
Journal, 1985-1999
2
10
Journal, 1987
2
11
Journal, 1990
2
12
Notebook, "The Unloved Post-Modernism (Sam Keen)", 1990
2
13
Journal, circa 1990
2
14
Journal, 1991
2
15
Journal, 1992
2
16
Journal, 1992
2
17
Journal, 1992-1996
2
18
Journal, 1994
2
19
Journal, 1994
2
20
Journal, 1994-1995
3
1
Journal, 1995
3
2
Notebook, "Cybernotes", 1995
3
3
Journal, circa 1995
3
4
Journal, 1995-1996
3
5
Journal, 1996
3
6
Journal, 1996
3
7
Journal, 1996
3
8
Journal, 1996
3
9
Journal, 1996-1997
3
10
Journal, 1997
3
11
Journal, 1997
3
12
Journal, 1997-1998
3
13
Journal, 1998
4
1
Journal, 1998
4
2
Journal, 1998
4
3
Journal, 1998-1999
4
4
Journal, 1998-2003
4
5
Journal, 1999
4
6
Journal, 1999
4
7
Journal, 1999-2000
4
8
Journal, 2000
4
9
Journal, 2000
4
10
Journal, 2000
4
11
Journal, 2000
4
12
Journal, 2000-2001
5
1
Journal, 2001
5
2
Journal, 2001-2003
5
3
Journal, 2002
5
4
Journal, 2002
5
5
Notebook, "Working Notebook", 2002
5
6
Journal, 2002-2003
5
7
Journal, 2003
5
8
Journal, 2003
5
9
Journal, 2003-2004
5
10
Journal, 2004
5
11
Journal, 2004
5
12
Journal, 2004
6
1
Journal, circa 2004
6
2
Journal, circa 2004
6
3
Journal, 2004-2005
6
4
Journal, 2005
6
5
Journal, 2005-2006
6
6
Journal, 2006
6
7
Journal, 2006-2007
6
8
Journal, 2007-2008
6
9
Journal, 2008
6
10
Journal, 2008
6
11
Journal, circa 2008
6
12
Journal, 2010
6
13
Journal, circa 2010
7
1
Journal, 2012
7
2

Series 4: Writings, 1962-2012
3.4 linear feet
Boxes 7-11

The bulk of the writings found here are for Gablik's book projects, and include complete drafts, annotations, preliminary notes, and draft fragments. Also found is other project documentation including fan mail, reviews, correspondence, and a few photographs. Other writings include scattered research notes, draft writings for periodicals, and lectures. Lectures include draft versions, slides, and nine sound cassette recordings.
This series is arranged as 4 subseries.
4.1: Book Projects, 1972-2012
4.2: Notes, circa 1980s-1997
4.3: Writings for Publication, 1962-2012
4.4: Lectures, circa 1980s-2002
4.1:Book Projects, 1972-2012
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Conversations Before the End of Time
, Correspondence, 1994-2001
7
3-4
Conversations Before the End of Time
, Cover Designs, circa 1995
7
5
Conversations Before the End of Time
, Draft Fragments, circa 1990s
7
6-9
Conversations Before the End of Time
, Reviews, 1995-1997
7
10
Conversations Before the End of Time
, Working Notes, circa 1991-1993
7
11-12
Has Modernism Failed?
, Fan Letters, 1984-1992, 2012
7
13-16
Has Modernism Failed?
, Reviews, 1994-1995
7
17
Has Modernism Failed?
, Revized Edition, Draft Fragments, circa 2004
7
18
Living the Magical Life
, Fan Letters, 2000-2005
7
19
Living the Magical Life
, Notes and Drafts for Autobiography, circa 1980s-1990s
7
20-23
Living the Magical Life
, Notes, circa 1990s
7
24
Living the Magical Life
, Project Documents, 1993-2003
8
1-2
Living the Magical Life
, Early Drafts, "Altered States", circa 1990s
8
3-4
Living the Magical Life
, Draft Versions, circa 1990s-2001
8
5-11
Living the Magical Life
, Final Draft, circa 2001
8
12
Living the Magical Life
, Draft Fragments, circa 1990s
8
13
Progress in Art
, Correspondence and Reviews, 1972-1978
8
14-15
The Reenchantment of Art
, Early Notes, circa 1989
9
1
The Reenchantment of Art
, Early Version, circa 1989
9
2
The Reenchantment of Art
, Draft Version, circa 1990
9
3
The Reenchantment of Art
, Fan Letters, 1991-1994
9
4
The Reenchantment of Art
, Photographs, circa 1980s
9
5-6
The Reenchantment of Art
, Reviews, 1991-1993
9
7-8
4.2:Notes, circa 1980s-1997
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Research Notes, circa 1996-1997
9
9
Notes for Writings, circa 1980s
9
10
4.3:Writings for Publication, 1962-2012
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"Dances with Woogie", circa 2000s
9
11
"The Ecological Self"/"The Ecological Imperative", circa 1990s
9
12
"Report from the Philippines,"
Art in America
, 1984
9
13
Various Articles and Essays, circa 1970s-2000s
9
14-15
"Virgil Speaks" Blog Posts, 2007-2012
9
16-20
"A Winter's Diary, 1962-1963", 1962-1963
9
21
4.4:Lectures, circa 1980s-2002
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"Art as a Healing Force in Society", 1992
Includes 1 sound cassette.
9
22-23
"Cultural Imperatives in the Ecological Age", circa 1990s
2 sound cassettes
9
24
"Making Art as if the World Mattered", 1990
6 sound cassettes
10
1-2
Lecture Slides and Slide Lists, circa 1980s-1990s
10
3-4
Various Lectures, circa 1980s-2002
10
5-11

Series 5: Professional Files, 1978-2002
0.8 linear feet
Boxes 10-11

Professional files document Gablik's participation in conferences, symposia, seminars, and workshops. Also found are teaching materials from her visiting professorships at several universities, such as syllabi, notes, and photocopies of articles. Other files may include correspondence, notes, programs, event publications, and planning documents. Also found here are three interviews on sound cassette conducted by Suzi Gablik of spiritual writer Thomas Moore, psychologist James Hillman, and historian Theodore Roszak.
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"Beauty: A Conference in the Healing Arts", 1991
Includes 6 sound cassettes.
10
12
The Buddhism Project, 2000-2002
10
13
College Art Association, 1991
10
14
Courses and Colloquia Proposals, circa 1980s-1990s
10
15
Integral Institute, 2000-2001
10
16
Interview with Thomas Moore, 1993
1 sound cassette
10
17
Interview with James Hillman, 1993
1 sound cassette
10
18
Interview with Theodore Roszak, 1993
1 sound cassette
10
19
Seminar, "Changing Paradigms Spring 1985 UCSB", 1985
10
20
Symposium, "Mapping the Terrain", 1991
10
21
Teaching Materials, 1980s-1990s
10
22-23
Teaching Materials, Art History/Criticism, 1990
10
24
Teaching Materials, Beginning Drawing I, circa 1980s
11
1
Teaching Materials, Concepts of Art, circa 1980s
11
2-3
Teaching Materials, Early Course Descriptions, circa 1980s
11
4
USIS Lecture Trips to Asia, 1978-1980
11
5
Workshop, Common Boundary Conference, "The Black Madonna", circa 1997
Includes 1 sound cassette.
11
6-8

Series 6: Printed Material, 1963-2013
1.5 linear feet
Boxes 11-12, 14

Printed material includes clippings of reviews for books written by Gablik, exhibitions publications featuring her artwork, and serial publications containing articles by Gablik. Additionally there are articles and publications compiled by Gablik for teaching purposes. Also found are exhibition catalogs, gallery announcements, and publicity material for events in which she participated as a speaker. One DVD contains a documentary film about artist Paulus Berensohn.
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Books, 1991, 1999, 2006
11
9
Book Excerpts (Photocopies), circa 1980s
11
10
Documentary Film, "To Spring From the Hand: The Life and Work of Paulus Berensohn", 2013
1 videodisc (dvd)
11
11
Event Flyers and Programs, 1990s-2000s
11
12
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1966-2005
11
13-14
Exhibition Catalogs, 1990-2012
11
15-16
Gazelle Talk
by Dominique GW Mazeaud, 2000s
11
17
Magazines, Journals, and Literary Reviews, 1963, 1986-2008
Oversized items housed in Box 14, Folder 1.
11
18-22
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1990s-2002
11
23
Newsletters, 1991-2013
11
24
Outside Support Material and Printed Articles by Others, circa 1970s-1990s
11
25
Publications Regarding Artwork by Suzi Gablik, 1966-2004
12
1-2
Published Articles About Suzi Gablik, 1969-2003
12
3-5
Published Articles By Suzi Gablik, circa 1963-2011
12
6-14
Published Articles by Others, 1970s-2003
12
15-17
Published Articles Used for Teaching, circa 1980s-1990s
12
18-20
Reviews of Writings by Suzi Gablik, 1970-1971
12
21-22
Oversize Magazines from Box 11, Folder 18, 1990, 1992
14
1

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1960s-2008
1 linear foot
Boxes 12-15

Photographs include photograph albums and loose photographs documenting various periods in Gablik's life and her friendship with notable figures in the art world, including Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, and art critic John Russell, among many others. Three CDs contain digital photographs depicting Gablik and other special events. Also found are photographs, negatives, and transparencies of Gablik's artwork.
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Portraits of Suzi Gablik, 1970s-1990s
12
23-24
Photographs of Suzi Gablik, circa 2000s
1 electronic disc (cd)
12
25
Snapshots, including Suzi Gablik, circa 1970s-2000s
12
26
Vets for Peace Solar Walk, 2008
1 electronic disc (cd)
12
27
Installation Views, "Sum of Parts: Assemblage and Collage", 2004
1 electronic disc (cd)
12
28
Artwork Used for Books, circa 1970s-1990s
12
29
Artwork by Suzi Gablik, circa 1960s-1970s
12
30-31
Transparencies and Negatives of Artwork by Suzi Gablik, circa 1960s-1980s
13
1-3
Artwork by Rene Magritte, circa 1960s
13
4
Miscellaneous Photographs, circa 1970s-1980s
13
5
Photographs Album, Altars, circa 1990s
13
6
Photograph Album, "Apex Art Photos", circa 2002
13
7
Photograph Album, Spain, circa 1980s
13
8
Photograph Album, 1967-1971
14
2
Photograph Album, 1971-1977
14
3
Photograph Album, 1978-1979
15
1
Photograph Album, 1980-1993
15
2

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