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Series 1 Business & Research materials, ca. 1996-2005

Physical Description: 6 document boxes

Scope and Content Summary

This series contains some biographical material, drawings, notebooks, diaries, sales list, loans, teaching materials, printed appearences, and slides.
box 1

Biographical material, artist statements, etc., 1996-2005

box 1

Biblioteca Memoria, 1999

box 1

Red Shoe Reader, 1992-2000

box 1

Photos of art work, Shoes; Drawings, 1983-1997

box 1

Sales, Museums, Grants, Exhibit Loans, 1990-2003

box 1

Teaching, 2000

box 1

Exhibits, appearances in magazines, programs, announcements

box 1

undated

box 1

1980-1989

box 1

1990-1995

box 2

1996-1999

box 2

1990-1999

box 2

2000-2006

box 2

Announcements & programs, 1997-2001

box 2

Reference material, n.d.

box 2

3 notebooks, 1990-2001

box 3

2 diaries, 7 notebooks, ca. 1990s

box 4

Slides (1), 1990s

box 4

Slides (2), 1990s

box 4

4 notebooks, ca. 1980-1990s

box 5

Notebook: "Pro Deo et Ecclesia . . .", n.d.

box 5

1 slide case, 3 slide boxes, 1970-1999

box 5

"Tape of UCSC Library Gaza" - 2 mini digital video cassettes, 2000 [?]

box 5

Group Show - Cabrillo Gallery, 2006

box 6

2 slide cases, 7 slide boxes, ca. 1990s

 

Series 2 Biblioteca Memoria, ca. 1997-1999

Physical Description: 64 objects

Scope and Content Summary

This series contains some of the objects from the installation "Bibliotheca Memoria".
In 1997 Gaza began work on "Bibliotheca Memoria", a life size library built from salvaged metals and assorted detritus. First viewed in September 1999 at Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, the work has been installed at four other venues: Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, University of California Santa Cruz; Special Collections, McHenry Library, University of California Santa Cruz; Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California; and JFK University Arts Annex, Berkeley in connection with Women's Environmental Artist Symposium 2001.
box 7

ms0293_obj_0040 Multi-colored metal tray book, 8 pages, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 9"w x 14"l x 3 1/2" h
box 7

ms0293_obj_0041 Metal slide box w/ nutmeg grater - otherwise empty - "E-G", 1997-1999

Physical Description: 8"w x 13"l x 3" h
box 7

ms0293_obj_0042 Metal slide box w/hinged & unhinged playing cards, empty frame & metal page - "H-J" #4, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 8"w x 13"l x 3" h
box 7

ms0293_obj_0043 Metal slide box w/cloth doll, burnt candles, 4 2x2" slides, filled vials, men's 15 1/2" paper collar, lighter, bits & pieces - "C-D" #2, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 8"w x 13"l x 3" h
box 8

ms0293_obj_0044 Metal slide box w/metal magnifying glass, metal engraving block of "bowling pins" and wood/metal engraving of people" - "M-N" #6, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 8"w x 13"l x 3" h
box 8

ms0293_obj_0045 Metal slide box - empty - "O-P" #7, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 8"w x 13"l x 3" h
box 8

ms0293_obj_0046 Metal slide box - empty - "Q-S" #8, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 8"w x 13"l x 3" h
box 8

ms0293_obj_0047 Metal slide box w/magnifying glass inset in cover, inside cover inset w/knobs, keys - rope, slides. corked bottle of water - "K-L" #5, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 8"w x 13"l x 3" h
box 9

ms0293_obj_0048 Metal slide box - empty - "A-B" #1, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 8"w x 13"l x 3" h
box 9

ms0293_obj_0049 Metal slide box w/vertebrate, telephone rotary dial, round cardboard box - "T-V" #9, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 8"w x 13"l x 3" h
box 9

ms0293_obj_0050 Metal slide box - empty - "W-Z" #10, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 8"w x 13"l x 3" h
box 9

ms0293_obj_0051 Metal slide box w/ double glass display areas. Inside: contains lace, beads, buttons, ribbons, grommets, etc., 1997-1999

Physical Description: 7 1/4" x 11 1/4" x 2"
box 9

ms0293_obj_0057 Blue metal box w/2 working gears. Inside: red metal notebook w/ wire mesh pages, gears, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 12" x 5 1/2" 1 1/2"
box 10

ms0293_obj_0052 Metal slide box w/wire mesh book on cover & chain attached. Inside: w/lighter, c-clamp, chain links, spring, bolt, etc., 1997-1999

Physical Description: 4 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 1 1/2"
box 10

ms0293_obj_0053 Metal book on cover w/chain attached. Inside: w/ spring, nut & bolt, ball bearings, metal bits, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 4" x 11 1/2" x 2"
box 10

ms0293_obj_0054 Black leather covered wood box w/ mirror shard inbedded. Inside: w/ 'pages' of lace, wire mesh, plastic, netting, etc., 1997-1999

Physical Description: 5" x 10" x 1 1/2"
box 10

ms0293_obj_0055 Metal box w/ chrome handle & chain attached. Inside: w/mirror, wire coil, bolt, ear plug, mirror clip, etc., 1997-1999

Physical Description: 7" x 4 1/2" x 3 1/2"
box 10

ms0293_obj_0058 Black metal box w/ imbedded cheese grater on cover & plastic insulator, chain attached to cover. Inside: w/sheet metal & wire mesh pages, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 7" x 4" x 1"
box 11

ms0293_obj_0056 Metal box w/ bike chain & mirror on cover w/chain attached. Inside: w/ mirror, coiled saw blade, wire mesh, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 5" x 8" 1 1/2"
box 11

ms0293_obj_0059 Black metal chain, 1/2" link, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 16"
box 11

ms0293_obj_0060 Galvanized metal chain, 1 1/2" link w/metal hook at end, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 61"
box 11

ms0293_obj_0064 Blue metal box w/ working gears on front cover, chain attached; Inside: chain driven gears, orange metal notebook w/die, gears, wire mesh pages, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 12" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/2"
box 12

ms0293_obj_0061 Wood box w/ chain saw blade & wire mesh imbedded on cover: Inside: metal tool box w/wooden balls & metal hooks (floats), metal pages w/ smashed bottle caps, aluminum rounds, mesh, etc., 1997-1999

Physical Description: 11 1/2" x 19" x 4 1/2"
box 13

ms0293_obj_0062 Metal 'book' w/ pipe binding, wire mesh page, saw blade page, tail light page, etc., 1997-1999

Physical Description: 13" x 21" x 2 1/2"
box 14

ms0293_obj_0063 Metal 'book' w/ pipe binding, Wire mesh page w/purple bits, saw blade & copper page, stove difuser page, etc., 1997-1999

Physical Description: 23" x 13 1/2" x 2 1/2"
 

ms0293_obj_0001 Floor Lamp, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 16"l x 16"w x 66"h
 

ms0293_obj_0002 #1 Desk Lamp, 1997-1999

 

ms0293_obj_0003 #2 Desk lamp, 1997-1999

 

ms0293_obj_0004 #1 Bookcase (wall), 1997-1999

Physical Description: 89"l x 50"w x 6"deep
 

ms0293_obj_0005 #2 Bookcase (wall), 1997-1999

Physical Description: 89"l x 50"w x 6"deep
 

ms0293_obj_0006 Small desktop book shelf, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 32"l x 14"w x 24"h
 

ms0293_obj_0007 Small bookcase, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 37"h x 36"w x 9" deep
 

ms0293_obj_0008 Book cart w/attached book cradle, yellow, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 27"l x 16"w x 38"h
 

ms0293_obj_0009 Book cart w/attached book cradle and chained book, green, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 28"l x 16"w x 39"h
 

ms0293_obj_0010 Book cart w/attached book cradle and book attached, rusted metal, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 27"l x 16"w x 38"h
 

ms0293_obj_0011 1 decorative tin panel, fan motif, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 20" x 20"
 

ms0293_obj_0012 #1 Wood/metal bookshelf, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 31"l x 37"w x 3"h
 

ms0293_obj_0013 #2 Wood/metal bookshelf, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 31"l x 37"w x 3"h
 

ms0293_obj_0014 #3 Wood/metal bookshelf, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 31"l x 37"w x 3"h
 

ms0293_obj_0015 Red pedestal table w/attached book cradle, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 12"l x 16"w x 31.5"h
 

ms0293_obj_0016 #1 metal fold up chair, folded, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 18"l x 3"w x 38"h
 

ms0293_obj_0017 #2 metal fold up chair, folded, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 18"l x 3"w x 38"h
 

ms0293_obj_0018 #3 metal fold up chair, folded, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 18"l x 3"w x 38"h
 

ms0293_obj_0019 #4 metal fold up chair, folded, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 18"l x 3"w x 38"h
 

ms0293_obj_0020 #5 metal fold up chair, folded, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 18"l x 3"w x 38"h
 

ms0293_obj_0021 #6 metal fold up chair, folded, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 18"l x 3"w x 38"h
 

ms0293_obj_0022 #7 metal fold up chair, folded, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 18"l x 3"w x 38"h
 

ms0293_obj_0023 #8 metal fold up chair, folded, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 18"l x 3"w x 38"h
 

ms0293_obj_0024 1 metal mesh side chair, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 20"l x 20"w x 31"h
 

ms0293_obj_0025 1 metal mesh garden arm chair, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 24"l x 24"w" x 31"h
 

ms0293_obj_0026 1 metal/wood chair, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 30"l x 14"w x 14"h
 

ms0293_obj_0027 1 table, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 40"l x 25"w x 26"h
 

ms0293_obj_0028 1 metal sign "Biblioteca Memoria", 1997-1999

Physical Description: 36"l x 5"w x 1"h
 

ms0293_obj_0029 1 metal table frame w/o top, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 36"l x 36"w x 30"h
 

ms0293_obj_0030 1 metal school desk, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 24"l x 18"w x 29"h
 

ms0293_obj_0031 1 round metal mesh patio table w/attached book cradle, approx. 24" diameter, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 24" diameter x 30"h
 

ms0293_obj_0032 #1 roll of sheet metal, blue outside, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 48"l x 15"diameter
 

ms0293_obj_0033 #2 roll of sheet metal, blue outside, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 48"l x 15"diameter
 

ms0293_obj_0034 #3 roll of sheet metal, blue outside w/wood grain paper lining, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 48"l x 15"diameter
 

ms0293_obj_0035 #4 roll of sheet metal, blue outside w/wood grain paper lining, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 48"l x 15"diameter
 

ms0293_obj_0036 #1 Metal grate, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 55"l x 30"w x 4"h
 

ms0293_obj_0037 #2 Metal grate, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 60"l x 44"w x 4"h
 

ms0293_obj_0038 1 Metal square pedestal table, 1997-1999

Physical Description: 30"l x 17"w x 28"h
 

ms0293_obj_0039 Metal table/desk w/metal scroll work [ms0293_obj_0006 is the bookshelf made for this table/desk], 1997-1999

Physical Description: 40 1/2"l x 25" w x 25 1/2"h