Finding Aid to the Michael O'Brien Northwest Coast Graphic Art Collection MS.1321

Finding aid prepared by Michelle Bourdin
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012


Title: Michael O'Brien Northwest Coast Graphic Art Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.1321
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Date: late 20th Century
creator: O'Brien, Michael

Processing history

Finding aid complete by Michelle Bourdin, August 27, 2012. Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Preferred citation

Northwest Coast Graphic Art Collection, late 20th Century, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.1321; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Use

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Access

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Scope and contents

The Northwest Coast Graphic Art Collection, assembled by Michael O'Brien, contains various forms of reprinted Native American art from museums as well as artists' brochures. Souvenir postcards and greeting cards represent museum pieces as well as contemporary artists' work. Letters, price sheets and brochures from gallery curators, list sculptures, drums, "talking sticks," masks and other three-dimensional art for purchase.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Birdsall, Byron, 1937-
Davidson, Reg
Davidson, Robert
Dennis, Danny
Etiglitz, Randy
Morrisseau, Norval
Oliver, Marvin, 1946-
Rabena, Glen
Regat, Jacques
Regat, Mary
Rosso, Larry
Tait, Norman, 1941-
Thompson, Elmer
Wells, Clarence
Wilson, Gordon
Yeomans, Donald
Art galleries, Commercial
Brochures
Greeting cards
Indian art
Indian artists
Indian arts
Northwest Coast Indians -- Art
Pamphlets
Postcards

Folder 1

Jewelry of the Northwest Coast Inuit Gallery of Vancouver brochure 1996

Scope and contents

Brochure for the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver jewelry of the Northwest Coast collection.
Folder 2

"Memorial Pole to Dr. Henry Hunt" post card 1985

Scope and contents

Tri-fold post card of "Memorial Pole to Dr. Henry Hunt" at the Southwest Museum.
Folder 3

Coverpage University of Washington Press catalog 1996

Folder 4

Northwest Coast Design poster 1994

Scope and contents

Poster of Northwest Coast Design for the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver.
Folder 5

1989 Exhibitions The Barn: Native Arts Gallery Native Art post card

Scope and contents

Two items-1989 Exhibitions The Barn: Native Arts Gallery card glued to front page. Native art postcard of unknown origin glued to back page.
Folder 6

"Blue Reflections" and "Out of the Mists" by M. Oliver

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprinted images of birds by M. Oliver, dates unknown. "Blue Reflections" glued on the front page, "Out of the Mists" glued on the back of the page.
Folder 7

"Moon Dancing" and "Killer Whale" by M. Oliver

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprinted images by M. Oliver, dates unknown. "Moon Dancing" glued on the front page, features a raven; "Killer Whale" features a killer whale glued on the back page.
Folder 8

"Summer Run" and "Spawning Salmon" by M. Oliver

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprinted images by M. Oliver, dates unknown. "Summer Run" glued on the front page, features many salmon as does "Spawning Salmon" glued on the back page.
Folder 9

"Salmon" and "Orca" by M. Oliver

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprinted images by M. Oliver, dates unknown. "Salmon" glued on the front page features a single salmon and "Orca" features a whale fin glued on the back page.
Folder 10

"Holiday Greeting" card "Thunderbird" by Clarence Wells

Scope and contents

Two greeting cards of reprinted images with unknown dates. The "Holiday Greetings" on the front page, features native art. "Thunderbird" by Clarence Wells is glued to the back page.
Folder 11

"Woman's Face" William Yika'as "Bird Family" Norval Morrisseau

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprinted images with unknown dates. "Woman's Face" by William Yika'as is glued to the front page; "Bird Family" by Norval Morrisseau is glued to the back page.
Folder 12

"Eagle" Philip Janze "Eagle Dancer" Donald Yeomans

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprinted images with unknown dates. "Eagle" by Philip Janze is glued to the front page; "Eagle Dancer" by Donald Yeomans is glued to the back page.
Folder 13

"Frog" "Beaver" "Bear" and "Sea Wolf" by Reg Davidson

Scope and contents

Four cards of reprinted images with unknown dates by Reg Davidson depicting a "Frog" and "Beaver" glued on the front page and a "Bear" and "Sea Wolf" glued on the back page.
Folder 14

"River Thaws" and "Firewood" by Byron Birdsall 1981

Scope and contents

Two post cards of reprinted images by Byron Birdsall. "River Thaws" glued on the front page, is dated 1981; "Firewood" glued on the back page, is not dated.
Folder 15

"Chugach" and "Majesty" by Byron Birdsall 1983

Scope and contents

Two post cards of reprinted images by Byron Birdsall. "Chugach" glued on the front page, is dated 1983; "Majesty", glued on the back page, is not dated.
Folder 16

"Sea Pigeons" Ikhaluk "Salmon Egg" Donald Yeomans

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprinted images with unknown dates. "Sea Pigeons" by Ikhaluk is glued on the front page; "Salmon Egg" by Donald Yeomans is glued to the back page.
Folder 17

"Raven" Richard Adkins "Drumming Grouse" Gordon Wilson

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprinted images with unknown dates. "Raven" by Richard Adkins is glued to the front page; "Drumming Grouse" by Gordon Wilson is glued to the back page.
Folder 18

"Rock Scallop" and "Every Year the Salmon Come Back" by Robert Davidson

Scope and contents

Two large cards of reprinted images with unknown dates by Robert Davidson. "Rock Scallop" is glued to the front page and "Every Year the Salmon Come Back" is glued to the back page.
Folder 19

"Hummingbird" and "Horned Grebe" by Glen Rabena

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprinted images with unknown dates by Glen Rabena. "Hummingbird" is glued to the front page; "Horned Grebe" is glued to the back page.
Folder 20

"Geese" and "Bluejays" by Glen Rabena

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprinted images with unknown dates by Glen Rabena. "Geese" is glued to the front page; "Bluejays" is glued to the back page.
Folder 21

"Loons" and "Chickadee" by Glen Rabena

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprinted images with unknown dates by Glen Rabena. "Loons" is glued to the front page; "Chickadee" is glued to the back page.
Folder 22

"Cormorants" and "Kingfisher" by Glen Rabena

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprinted images with unknown dates by Glen Rabena. "Cormorants" is glued to the front page; "Kingfisher" is glued to the back page.
Folder 23

Larry Rosso Cards

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprint images with unknown dates by Larry Rosso. The images are untitled. The front page image resembles a dragon; the back page image resembles an eagle.
Folder 24

Larry Rosso Cards

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprint images with unknown dates by Larry Rosso. The images are untitled. The front page image resembles a whale; the back page image resembles a bear.
Folder 25

Larry Rosso Cards

Scope and contents

Two cards of reprint images with unknown dates by Larry Rosso. The images are untitled. The front page image resembles a sun; the back page image resembles a fish.
Folder 26

"Twelve-sided Wolf" Robert Davidson

Scope and contents

Flyer announcing Robert Davidson art project "Twelve-sided Wolf." Date unknown.
Folder 27

"Bear" Reg Davidson

Scope and contents

Card of reprinted Reg Davidson image, "Bear." Date unknown.
Folder 28

"Mating Salmon" Danny Dennis

Scope and contents

Greeting card with reprinted image "Mating Salmon" by Danny Dennis. Interior message, "Wishing You the Best of the Holiday Season," signed "Thanks for your support! Leona, David, Doug and Marlene." Date unknown.
Folder 29

Post Card of Grease Dish, Tlingit

Scope and contents

Post card of a Tlingit grease dish. Date unknown.
Folder 30

"The Adoption of Robert Davidson" Joe David and Nigel Reading 1992 August

Scope and contents

Flyer of art piece, "The Adoption of Robert Davidson" by Joe David. Corresponding letter explaining the art piece written by Nigel Reading of the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver.
Folder 31

"Nootka Thunderbird and Whale" Elmer Thompson

Scope and contents

Postcard reprint of photograph of "Nootka Thunderbird and Whale" by Elmer Thompson. Date unknown.
Folder 32

"Raven and Bear" Elmer Thompson, Postcard Mask

Scope and contents

Two post card reprints with unknown dates. "Raven and Bear" by Elmer Thompson glued to the front page; untitled Mask glued to the back page.
Folder 33

"Five Spirits" Norman Tait 1992 November

Scope and contents

Flyer for art piece sale "Five Spirits" by Norman Tait.
Folder 34

"Sea Wolf" Reg Davidson

Scope and contents

Notecard reprint of "Sea Wolf" by Reg Davidson. Date unknown.
Folder 35

Eagle Set Robert Davidson

Scope and contents

Flyer announcing sale of art pieces "Four Eagle Trout Heads" and "Eagle Looking at Eagle" by Robert Davidson. Date unknown.
Folder 36

Leona Lattimer Enterprises Flyers

Scope and contents

Two flyers announcing various art pieces for sale by Leona Lattimer Enterprises. Date unknown.
Folder 37

"Beaver Bent Drum" Larry Rosso

Scope and contents

Photo of wooden sculpture, "Beaver Bent Drum" by Larry Rosso. Date unknown.
Folder 38

Robert Davidson Retrospective no date

Folder 39

"Talking Stick" Randy Etiglitz

Scope and contents

Photographs of "Talking Stick" by Randy Etiglitz. Letter from Nigel Reading of the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver explaining the pieces. Date unknown.
Folder 40

Art L.A. '93 Exhibition, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver notice 1993

Scope and contents

Post card announcement of the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver at the Art L.A. '93 Exhibition.
Folder 41

"New Releases by Jacques and Mary Regat"

Scope and contents

Three photos of sculptures by Jacques and Mary Regat. "Gift of Life," "Lonely Hunter" and "Raven and the Sun." Date unknown.
Folder 42

Northwest Coast Design pricelist no date

Folder 43

Regat Studio brochure and pricelist 1994

Folder 44

Robert Davidson brochure 1994

Scope and contents

Robert Davidson art presented by the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver brochure.
Folder 45

Regat Studio brochure

Scope and contents

Photos of Jacques and Mary Regat sculptures "The Great Whirley Spin" and "Artic Shadow". Date unknown.
Folder 46

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver brochure

Scope and contents

Marketing brochure for Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, highlighting a few art pieces for sale. Date unknown.
Folder 47

"New Releases and Featured Works" and pricelist by Jacques and Mary Regat 1995

Scope and contents

Tri-fold brochure of new sculptures and corresponding pricelist by Jacques and Mary Regat. "The Blind Man and the Loon," "Storm Birds," "Jacquzzi," (polar bear) "Eclipse" and "Tangerine" (cat) sculptures.
Folder 48

Regat Studios brochure

Scope and contents

Brochure of sculptures by Jacques and Mary Regat depicting Alaskan animals and natives. "Bachelor's Dream," "Lunch Break," "Silent Thunder," "Tall Tales," "Basic Training," "Whisper," "Artic Shadow," and "Eclipse." Date unknown.
Folder 49

Jacques and Mary Regat brochures and price lists 1997

Scope and contents

Two copies of Regat Studios brochures. Copy one from Boreal Traditions and corresponding pricelist of sculptures. Copy two from Regat Studios and corresponding pricelist. New sculptures by Jacques and Mary Regat, "On the Prowl," "Don't Play with Your Food," "Rushing Water," "Pick of the Litter," "Shelter Cove," "Just Rewards," "The Catch Up Kid," "Drifting Snow," and "Artic Pass."
Folder 50

Card reprints from the American Museum of Natural History

Scope and contents

Reprinted images from the American Museum of Natural History. "Mask, Quatsino," "Kumugwe Mask, Fort Rupert," "Xwixwi Mask, Gilford Island," and "Mask of Born-to-be-Head-of-the-World, Hopetown." Dates unknown.
Folder 51

"Sculpture from Jacques and Mary Regat" brochure

Scope and contents

Brochure of Jacqes and Mary Regat sculptures. "Reflections," "Run of the Salmon People," "Oomingmak," and "Wild River Challenge." Date unknown.
Folder 52

Card reprints from the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, & the National Museum of the American Indian

Scope and contents

Cards reprinted from items in other museums. "Mask Representing a Bird with a Face Carved on its Back" from the Anchorage Museum of History and Art & Anchorage Museum Association. "Dance Object Prepresenting a Short-earred Owl" from the Anchorage Museum of History and Art & Anchorage Museum Association. "Pair of ARRLUK (Killer Whale) Masks" from the Anchorage Museum of History and Art & Anchorage Museum Association. "Mask Representing an AMIKUK a spirit that lives in the Ground" from the Smithsonian Institute & the National Museum of the American Indian. "Yup'ik Mask representing WALAUKNUK (bubbles) as they come up through the Water" from the Smithsonian Institute & the National Museum of the American Indian.
Folder 53

Raven Rattle, Tlingit no date

Scope and contents

Greeting card reprint of a Raven Rattle, Tlingit from the Southwest Museum Collection.