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Series 1. Correspondence

Box 6, Folder 3

#7 Letters from artists to John

Box 6, Folder 5

Tersh Boasberg, also called Emit

box 7, folder 6

Correspondence with Joseph and Lannis Raffael

box 7, folder 9

Letters written by John to art collector Bill Rees

box 8, folder 1

#28 Writing and correspondence with Don Hazlitt

box 8, folder 2

#28 Don Hazlitt sketches and correspondence with John

box 8, folder 4

Letters and an essay about Yale and Tersh Boasberg

box 8, folder 7

Correspondence with Bill Rees

box 8, folder 8

Sketches, articles, and writing for John's proposed 'California Building' at Yale

 

Series 2. Events, 1971 - 1981

 

Subseries 1.1: Et in Arcadia Ego, 1971

box 10, folder 2

'Et in Arcadia Ego' event, 1971 - photographs

box 10, folder 3

'Et in Arcadia Ego' event, 1971 - slides

box 14, folder 5

'Et in Arcadia Ego' event, 1971 - oversize photo and note

box 14, folder 6

'Et in Arcadia Ego' event, 1971 - oversize photo

box 14, folder 7

'Et in Arcadia Ego' event, 1971 - oversize photo

box 14, folder 8

'Et in Arcadia Ego' event, 1971 - oversize photo

box 14, folder 9

'Et in Arcadia Ego' event, 1971 - oversize photo

box 17, reel 4

#1 'Et in Arcadia Ego (Poussin) (sailboat)' - 'Arcadia Lunch Sailboat' - 12" reel of 35mm film

box 21, reel 1

#9 John Fitz Gibbon - Et in Arcadia Ego event - one 5" reel of super 8mm film

box 22, reel 1

#16 John Fitz Gibbon event film - Arcadia Lunch Sailboat - one 7" reel of 16mm film

box 22, reel 2

#17 John Fitz Gibbon event film - Et in Arcadia Ego [Victor Faccinto?] - one 7" reel of 16mm film

 

Subseries 1.2: See More How Art Works, 1971

box 11, folder 7

'See More How Art Works' event, 1971 - slides

box 11, folder 8

'See More How Art Works' event, 1971 - photographs

box 21, reel 5

#14 John Fitz Gibbon - See More How Art Works event - one reel of super 8mm film

 

Subseries 1.3: Good Spelling, 1972

box 10, folder 4

'Good Spelling' event, 1972 - slides

box 10, folder 5

'Good Spelling' event, 1972 - prints and photographs

 

Subseries 1.4: Slaughtered Beef, 1973

box 12, folder 1

'Slaughtered Beef' event, 1973 - slides

box 12, folder 2

'Slaughtered Beef' event, 1973 - photographs

box 21, tape 3

#8 John Fitz Gibbon videocassette - Slaughtered Beef (After Rembrandt) event - one 7" reel of color videotape

box 23, reel 5

#2 John Fitz Gibbon event film - Slaughtered Beef (After Rembrandt) - one 12" reel of 35mm film

 

Subseries 1.5: Seven Deadly Sins, 1974

box 11, folder 9

'Seven Deadly Sins' event, 1974 - slides

box 11, folder 10

'Seven Deadly Sins' event, 1974 - photographs and prints

box 17, reel 9

#4 Seven Deadly Sins master - 7" reel of videotape [damaged in beginning and broken in middle]

box 17, reel 10

#5 Seven Deadly Sins 42 minute edit - 7" reel of videotape

Scope and Contents

"1974 Annual, Pilot Hill - Video - Paul Rhoads - Paul Blaise - Paul Lehman - 42 min. edit'
box 21, reel 4

#11 John Fitz Gibbon - Seven Deadly Sins event - one reel of 8mm film

box 23, reel 4

#3 John Fitz Gibbon event film - Seven Deadly Sins, 1974 - one 14" reel of 35mm film

 

Subseries 1.6: Paradise Couple, 1975

box 11, folder 2

'Paradise Couple' event, 1975 - prints

box 11, folder 3

'Paradise Couple' event, 1975 - slides

box 21, tape 1

#6 John Fitz Gibbon videocassette - Paradise Couple event - one 5" reel of color videotape

 

Subseries 1.7: Unicorn Hunt, 1975

box 13, folder 2

'The Unicorn Hunt' event, 1975 - slides

box 13, folder 3

'The Unicorn Hunt' event, 1975 - photographs and prints

box 16, reel 3

#24 Unicorn Hunt - 'Unicorn Hunt 1975 Pilot Hill, CA' - 9.5" reel of 16mm film

box 18, reel 4

#8 John Fitz Gibbon Audiotape - sound for Unicorn Hunt event, 1975 - 5" reel of audiotape

box 18, reel 5

#9 John Fitz Gibbon Audiotape - sound for Unicorn Hunt event, 1975, beginning with Unicorn Dance at corral - 5" reel of audiotape

box 21, tape 2

#7 John Fitz Gibbon videocassette - Unicorn Hunt event - 7" reel of color videotape

 

Subseries 1.8: Peaceable Kingdom, 1976

box 11, folder 5

'Peaceable Kingdom' event, 1976 - slides and Hicks painting

box 11, folder 6

'Peaceable Kingdom' event, 1976 - photographs

box 20, tape 1 - 3

John Fitz Gibbon videocassette - Lacin/Rhoads 1-3 - 20 minute Scotch videocassettes

Scope and Contents

Handwritten annotation in accompanying document reads: "the Peaceable Kingdom 76 John Fitz Gibbon"
box 22

#20 John Fitz Gibbon event film - Peaceable Kingdom (after Edward Hicks) bicentennial, 1976 - one 7" reel of 16mm film

 

Subseries 1.9: Orpheus and Eurydice, 1977

box 11, folder 1

'Orpheus and Eurydice' event, 1977 - slides

box 19, tape 1 - 3

John Fitz Gibbon videocassette - Orpheus 1-3 - 20 minute Scotch videocassettes

 

Subseries 1.10: Ninth Labor of Herakles, 1978

box 10, folder 6

'Ninth Labor of Herakles' event, 1978 - slides

box 10, folder 7

'Ninth Labor of Herakles' event, 1978 - prints and photographs

box 10, folder 8

'Ninth Labor of Herakles' event, 1978 - photographs

box 14, folder 1

'Ninth Labor of Herakles' event, 1978 - oversize photo

box 14, folder 2

'Ninth Labor of Herakles' event, 1978 - oversize photo

box 14, folder 3

'Ninth Labor of Herakles' event, 1978 - oversize photo

box 14, folder 4

'Ninth Labor of Herakles' event, 1978 - oversize photo

box 16, reel 2

#19 Ninth Labor of Herakles - 'Hercules vs. the Amazons' - 9.5" reel of 16mm film

 

Subseries 1.11: The Triumph of Flora, 1980

box 12, folder 5

Triumph of Flora' event, 1980 - photographs (1 of 2)

box 12, folder 4

'Triumph of Flora' event, 1980 - two prints of Judy Chicago

box 12, folder 3

'Triumph of Flora' event, 1980 - slides

box 13, folder 1

'Triumph of Flora' event, 1980 - photographs (2 of 2)

box 20, tape 4

John Fitz Gibbon videocassette - Flora event and 7 Deadly Sins event - one 120 minute videocassette 1980-04-27

 

Subseries 1.12: Circe, 1981

Box 9, Folder 5

'Circe' event, 1981 - photographs (1 of 2)

Box 9, Folder 6

'Circe' event, 1981 - photographs (2 of 2)

box 10, folder 1

'Circe' event, 1981 - slides

box 16, reel 1

#18 Circe - 10.5" reel of 16mm film

box 20, tape 6

John Fitz Gibbon videocassette - John FitzGibbons event 1981: Assembled Rough Footage - one Maxell 1" (or 3/4") 60 minute videocassette

Box 21, reel 7 - 10

#13 John Fitz Gibbon - Circe event, 1-4 - four reels of 8mm film

 

Subseries 1.13: Misc. Event materials

box 13, folder 12

CD-R - scans of event photographs, JFG draft writing

box 13, folder 5

Events negatives (1 of 6)

box 13, folder 6

Events negatives (2 of 6)

box 13, folder 7

Events negatives (3 of 6)

box 13, folder 8

Events negatives (4 of 6)

box 13, folder 9

Events negatives (5 of 6)

box 13, folder 10

Events negatives (6 of 6)

 

Series 3. Exhibition Publicity

Box 1, Folder 1

A

box 1, folder 2

B

box 1, folder 3

C

box 1, folder 4

Eduardo Carrillo

box 1, folder 5

Colescott Sales

box 1, folder 6

D-E

box 1, folder 7

F

box 1, folder 8

G

box 2, folder 1

Robert Hudson

box 2, folder 2

H

box 2, folder 3

K

box 2, folder 4

L

box 2, folder 5

M (1 of 2)

box 2, folder 6

M (2 of 2)

box 2, folder 7

N

box 3, folder 1

O

box 3, folder 2

P

box 3, folder 3

R

box 3, folder 4

S (1 of 2)

box 3, folder 5

S (2 of 2)

box 3, folder 6

T

box 4, folder 1

V

box 4, folder 2

W

box 4, folder 3

XYZ

box 4, folder 4

Group shows including John's artists of interest

box 13, folder 13

Pilot Hill exhibition postcards

box 14, folder 10

'Sexy' exhibition guides

 

Series 4. Personal Files

box 8, folder 10

City of Sacramento Recognition

box 9, folder 3

Letters of condolence to Jane Fitz Gibbon

box 9, folder 4

John Fitz Gibbon memorial and eulogies

 

Series 5. Published Writing

box 6, folder 10

#1 Catalog essay on 35 artists

box 15, folder 1

John's published writing (1 of 5)

box 15, folder 2

John's published writing (2 of 5)

box 15, folder 3

John's published writing (3 of 5)

box 15, folder 4

John's published writing (4 of 5)

box 15, folder 5

John's published writing (5 of 5)

 

Series 6. Unpublished & Drafts of Writing

box 4, folder 5

#25 Misc. notes & loose pages

box 4, folder 6

#24 Notes, essays, and reviews

box 4, folder 7

#23 Misc. essays and notes

box 4, folder 8

#22 KPFA art criticism and description of tapes

box 4, folder 9

#21 Writings on John's classes at Berkeley High and Cal State

box 5, folder 1

#20 Essay on the Cal State U. development of 70s - 2000 art department

box 5, folder 2

#19 Autobiography - the years between early 1968 through 1970

box 5, folder 3

#18 Essays for catalogs or publication (2)

box 5, folder 4

#17 Essays for catalogs or publication (3)

box 5, folder 5

#16 Frank Owen

box 5, folder 6

#15 William Wiley letters etc., to and from Wiley & John

box 5, folder 7

#14 Essays for catalogs or publication (1)

box 5, folder 8

#14 Essay on Nate Shiner

box 5, folder 9

#14 Essay on Don Hazlitt

box 5, folder 10

#13 Tony King, Jack Stuppen, William Wheeler, Bill Morehouse, Outdoor Painters - Plenair Painters Group

box 5, folder 11

#12 3 Strikes Yer Out!!! - A-Z & Return

box 5, folder 12

#11 Miscellaneous writing

box 5, folder 13

#10 Other criticism in agreement with John's painting + sculpture in California 1976

Box 6, Folder 2

#8 Essay on Ken Walton, who faked a Diebenkorn & sold it - article for Sacramento Bee

Box 6, Folder 4

#6 Old friends

Box 6, Folder 6

#5 Miscellaneous writings

box 6, folder 7

#4 Teaching notes and essays

box 6, folder 8

#3 "Hairy Who" - Chicago artists John recruited to teach at Cal State, Sacramento

box 6, folder 9

#2 Art history essay on Synchronism, Cubism, Futurism, and handwritten notes

box 6, folder 11

John's notebooks (1 of 6)

box 6, folder 12

John's notebooks (2 of 6)

box 6, folder 13

John's notebooks (3 of 6)

box 6, folder 14

John's notebooks (4 of 6)

box 6, folder 15

John's notebooks (5 of 6)

box 7, folder 1

John's notebooks (6 of 6)

box 7, folder 2

Note accompanying box of John's writing

box 7, folder 3

7/2002 conversation with Joseph Raffael

box 7, folder 4

Joseph Raffael essay drafts and notes (1 of 2)

box 7, folder 5

Joseph Raffael essay drafts and notes (2 of 2)

box 7, folder 7

Notebooks: notes for Joseph Raffael essay

box 7, folder 8

Essay on Cal State Art dept. and artists in the 70s and 80s

box 8, folder 3

Misc. articles, publicity, and writing

box 8, folder 5

Essays on artists and inspirational teachers

box 8, folder 6

Writing on Allan Kaprow and the Events

box 9, folder 1

Crocker Catalog with annotations (copy of original)

box 9, folder 2

Annotated draft of Crocker art catalog

 

Series 7. Artists Miscellaneous

box 8, folder 9

Photocopy of 'Collaborations: William Allan, Robert Hudson, William Wiley'

box 13, folder 4

Snapshots of artist friends at Pilot Hill

Box 6, Folder 1

#9 Photos of Eduardo Carrillo's burial in San Ignacio, La Paz

box 21, reel 2 - 3

#10 John Fitz Gibbon - Alan Kaprow laundry event, late 1960s - two reels of super 8mm film

 

Series 8. KPFA Recordings, 1967 - 1969

box 17, reel 5 - 6

#1 and #3 John Fitz Gibbon KPFA show "Many Different Things" with Herbert Kohl, Victor Cruz, Ken Kinyan - two 11" reels of audiotape 1969-01-11

Scope and Contents

“Many Different Things” - #1 -- Various including Herb Kohl and John FG, Victor Cruz (student poet), conga drumming ; #3 – Various subjects live in the studio. “Taking the Twisted Way”, Herb Kohl and John FG with Ken Kinyan, hitchhiking minstrel.
box 17, reel 7

#2 John Fitz Gibbon KPFA show "Art Review" - 11" reel of audiotape 1967-08-10

box 17, reel 8

#4 John Fitz Gibbon KPFA show "Year End Review" - 11" reel of audiotape 1968-12-26

Box 18, reel 1

#5 John Fitz Gibbon KPFA - art criticism, Don Hazlitt - 7" reel of audiotape

box 18, reel 2

#6 John Fitz Gibbon KPFA - art criticism, JFG with Howard Fried - 7" reel of audiotape

box 18, reel 3

#7 John Fitz Gibbon KPFA - art criticism, Chicago Hairy Who artists Jim Nutt, Karl Wirsum, Gladys Nilsson, Leon Golub - 7" reel of audiotape 1977-01-16

box 18, reel 8

#12 John Fitz Gibbon KPFA - Charles Amirkhanian, John Fitz Gibbon, Carol Law discuss Robert Arneson sculpture for New Moscone Convention Center - 7" reel of audiotape

box 18, reel 10

#15 John Fitz Gibbon KPFA - art criticism, Carlos Villa and interview with 1960s Philippine-American artists - 7" reel of audiotape

box 18, reel 11

#16 John Fitz Gibbon KPFA - Bill Allen, William Wegman, Kathy Goudell - 7" reel of audiotape

box 18, reel 13

#18 John Fitz Gibbon KPFA - interview with Ellen Vanfleet for KPFA art review - 7" reel of audiotape

 

Series 9. Other Media

box 18, reel 6

#10 John Fitz Gibbon review of artwork by painter Joseph Raffael, Feb. 1978 - 7" reel of audiotape

box 18, reel 7

#11 John Fitz Gibbon reviews California art in NY museums after a trip there - 7" reel of audiotape

Scope and Contents

note from back: "Hi Padraigin This is a 14' 30" tape recorded June 16 at Sacto State's Audio Centre..."
box 18, reel 16

#21 "Journey to the East" by Hermann Hesse, as interpreted through popular music by Kenneth H. Wendt - 5" reel of audiotape

box 19, tape 4 - 6

Blaise 1-3 videocassettes

box 20, tape 5

Final Performance: Art 490, Ant Death - one reel Scotch 1/2" videotape

 

Series 10. Unidentified Media

box 11, folder 4

Misc. slides

box 13, folder 11

Unlabeled negatives

box 17, reel 1 - 3

John Fitz Gibbon L#5824 R1 - R3 - three reels of 16mm film

box 18, reel 9

#13 John Fitz Gibbon Audiotape - unidentified tape - 7" reel of audiotape

box 18, reel 12

#17 John Fitz Gibbon Audiotape - unidentified tape ("Practice Tape") - 3" reel of audiotape

box 18, reel 14

#19 John Fitz Gibbon Audiotape - unidentified tape - 7" reel of audiotape

box 18, reel 15

#20 John Fitz Gibbon Audiotape - unidentified tape - 7" reel of audiotape

box 19, folder 1

Accompanying description to videocassettes

box 20, folder 1

Accompanying description to videocassettes

box 21, reel 6

#15 John Fitz Gibbon - unidentified 8mm film

box 21, reel 11

Unidentified 4" reel of Ektachrome film

box 21, reel 12

Unidentified 4" reel of Ektachrome film

box 21, reel 13

Unidentified 3" reel of 8mm film [07/69 style L. Robles?]

box 21, reel 14

Unidentified 3" reel of 8mm film

box 21, reel 15

Unidentified 3" reel of 8mm film

box 21, reel 16

Unidentified 3" reel of 8mm film

box 21, reel 17

Unidentified 3" reel of 8mm film

box 21, reel 18

Unidentified 3" reel of super 8mm film

box 21, reel 19

3" reel of super 8mm film, labelled "Zoo"

box 21, reel 20

Unidentified 3" reel of 8mm film

box 21, reel 21

Unidentified 3" reel of 8mm film

box 22, carton 1

#14 John's lecture slide collection - one box of negatives labelled "73 - 74"

box 22, carton 2

Unidentified roll of duplicate 2" negatives

box 23, reel 1

#12 5" reel of 8mm film labelled 'Laurie Briggs "Harmony" Film'

box 23, reel 2

Unidentified 7" reel of 8mm film

box 23, reel 3

Unidentified 7" reel of 8mm film

box 23, reel 4

Unidentified 7" reel of 16mm film

box 23, reel 5

Unidentified 7" reel of super 8mm film

box 23, reel 6

Unidentified 7" reel of super 8mm film [Roll 2]

box 23, reel 1

#23 Unidentified 5" reel of 16mm film

box 23, reel 2 - 3

#22 Two unidentified 7" reels of 16mm film