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Guide to the Erik M. Lauritzen Photographs, 1958-2012
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box-folder 1:1-5:8

Series 1 Biographical Material and Activities, 1968-2008

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains personal documents, awards, and miscellaney pertaining to Erik Lauritzen's educational and professional careers. More information can be obtained from reading the family correspondence in Boxes 6-7.

Arrangement

Educational and professional materials have been segregated.
box-folder 1:1

Resumés & Biographical Summaries, 1969-2004

box-folder 1:2

Wedding Invitation, 1984

box-folder 1:3

"Kidney Odyssey", 1968-2006

box-folder 1:4

Obituary Notices, Stationery & Business Cards, Driver License, 1971-2007

box-folder 1:5

Items from Erik's Walls: Poems, Quotations, n.d.

box-folder 1:6

On Family Members, 1990, n.d.

box-folder 1:7

Holiday Cards, circa 1980's

box-folder 1:8

Cleveland High School; Los Angeles Unified School District; Pierce College, 1968-1975

box-folder 1:9

Awards, 1992, 1996-1998, 2000

box-folder 1:10

Teaching Credentials, 1976-1978

box-folder 1:11

San Francisco Art Institute, 1977

box-folder 1:12

Los Angeles Community College Employment Application Materials, 1983

box-folder 1:13

UCLA University Extension, 1985

box-folder 1:14-16

California State University, Northridge, 1981-1987

box-folder 1:14

M.F.A. Photographic Abstract, 1981

box-folder 1:15

M.F.A. Diploma, 1981

box-folder 1:16

CSU Northridge Graduation & Alumni News Update, 1981, 1987

box-folder 1:17

Truckee Meadows Community College, 1991-2005

box-folder 1:18

TMCC Evaluations, 1991-1999

box-folder 1:19

Retrograde, Greggo Poozo: The Artist, The Man, The Photographer [Satire on photographers given to EML as a Christmas present from his sister Lea. Edited by EML for possible publication.], circa 1978

box-folder 2:1

"Living On Dialysis" Proposed Exhibition, 2002

box-folder 2:2

Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies (LACPS), 1982, 1983, 1986

box-folder 2:3

Nevada Arts Council, 2002-2006

box-folder 2:4

Nevada Historical Society, 1990

box-folder 2:5

Nevada Museum of Art & "Nevada Now 1" Teacher Guide", 1992-1993, 1996, 2005

box-folder 2:6

The Society for Photographic Education, 1984, 2003

box-folder 2:7

Residency Programs, 1986, 2001

box-folder 2:8

Teaching Materials, circa 1987

box-folder 2:9

"The Camera Club" Minutes, 1985

box-folder 2:10

The Friends of Photography (Carmel), 1975, 1982, 1984

box-folder 2:11

"Proposal to the Pioche Town Council", circa 1980's

box-folder 2:12

"Art Beat": Educators' Guide, 1999

box-folder 3:1

Arts in Education Program & Roster, 1996-1998

box-folder 3:2

Arts in Education, n.d.

box-folder 3:3

Arts in Education Cost Comparison, 1988

box-folder 3:4

Notes & Lists on "Trainworks", "Resonance", "Stop the Car, Dad!", and "Making Light of It", 2002-2006

box-folder 3:5

Pittsburgh Project Proposal, 1985

box-folder 3:6

Color Balance Test Sheets & Comparison Charts, undated

box-folder 3:7

Print Sales Records, 1980-1984

box-folder 3:8

Printing Records, 1975-1984

box-folder 3:9

Concept Drawings, undated

box-folder 3:10

Production Materials, circa 1970's

box-folder 3:11

More Production Materials, 1990's

box-folder 3:12

"Art" [Mountainside Project], 1989

box-folder 4:1

"The Big Picture" Lincoln County, Nevada, September 1987

box-folder 4:2

"The Big Picture", 1987

box-folder 4:3

"Untitled" Workshop, 1975

box-folder 4:4

North Blue Sky Workshops, 1983 and undated

box-folder 4:5

Maine Photographic Workshops - Printed Matter, 1985-1987

box-folder 4:6

Maine Photographic Workshops, 1987

box-folder 4:7

Workshops, 1992-1999

box-folder 4:8

"Shooting the West", 1995-1999, 2007

box-folder 5:1

Camera Vision Auction, 1979

box-folder 5:2

Nevada Biennial Artist Competition, 1988-1996

box-folder 5:3

Galleries (Related Material), n.d.

box-folder 5:4-8

Exhibit Notices, 1970's-2008

box-folder 5:4

1970's-1985

box-folder 5:5

1986-1990

box-folder 5:6

1991-1995

box-folder 5:7

1996-2008

box-folder 5:8

undated

box-folder 5:9

"Then, Now, and In Between" Exhibit Signs (Red Mountain Gallery), March 2004

box-folder 6:1-7:13

Series 2 Correspondence, 1970-2007

Physical Description: 23 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains the personal and professional correspondence of Erik Lauritzen, and a small number of letters from others in his family. Some correspondence will be found with relevant material in the other series.

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries: personal and professional. The professional correspondence is arranged chronologically only.
box-folder 6:1-7:6

Subseries I Personal Correspondence, 1970-2007

Physical Description: 16 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains a significant amount of letters from when EML was a astudent at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically and by correspondent.
box-folder 6:1

1970-1974

box-folder 6:2-5

[While at San Francisco Art Institute], 1975-1976

box-folder 6:2

[part 1], 1975

box-folder 6:3

[part 2], 1975

box-folder 6:4

[part 3], 1976

box-folder 6:5

[part 4], 1976

box-folder 6:6

1976-1977

box-folder 6:7

1978

box-folder 6:8

1980's

box-folder 6:9

1990's

box-folder 6:10

2003-2007, undated

box-folder 7:1

Ann Middleton, 1975

box-folder 7:2

Frederick Lauritzen, 1976

box-folder 7:3

Martha Lauritzen [A Teddy Bear Story], circa 1976

box-folder 7:4

[Grand-] "Mother" [?], undated

box-folder 7:5

Notes & Poems [to and about EML] by Frederick and Martha Lauritzen, 1958

box-folder 7:6

[Phone message to EML from Morley Baer - audio CD], 1988

box-folder 7:7-7:13

Subseries II Professional Correspondence, 1975-2006

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters related to EML's professional career.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically except for recomendation and solicitation letters.
box-folder 7:7

Letters of Recommendation, 1976-2001

box-folder 7:8

EML's Solicitation Form Latters, 1985

box-folder 7:9-13

General Correspondence 1970's-2006

box-folder 7:9

1970's

box-folder 7:10

1980's

box-folder 7:11

1990's

box-folder 7:12

2000-2006

box-folder 7:13

Undated

box-folder 7:14-9

Series 3 Writings & Published Work, 1958-2012

Physical Description: 19 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains writings by and about EML, and includes his personal card file describing his book collection (cataloged separately).

Arrangement

EML's writings have been arranged somewhat chronologically.
box-folder 7:14

Student Work, 1970's

box-folder 7:15

Poetic Writings (Mainly from the '70's), 1970's

box-folder 7:16

Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1970's

box-folder 7:17

"Notes from journal...", 1976

box-folder 7:18

Writings On Photography, 1970's-1980's

box-folder 7:19

Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1980's

box-folder 7:20

"Book of dreams to be made a reality!", circa 1980's-2004

box-folder 8:1

Articles in Ilford Photography Instructor, 1990-2001

box-folder 8:2

"Important - Diary while on Dialysis & Letters to Rita", 2001-2003

box-folder 8:3

"Personal Thoughts" ("What is said means nothing"), circa 2001-2003

box-folder 8:4

"New Work Overview", 2004

box-folder 8:5

"Earliest Published Photos", 1973-1974

box-folder 8:6

Audubon Star Ranch Photographer, 1973

box-folder 8:7

ASN Handbook, "The Pioneer Naturalist" [Photos by EML], 1973-1974, n.d.

box-folder 8:8

Ceramics Monthly, West Coast Clay Spectrum, Jazz 6, 1976-1979

box-folder 8:9

San Fernando Valley Fair brochure, Nevada, Ventura, 1982, 1990, n.d.

box-folder 8:10

Ilford Photo Instructor Newsletter, 1990-1996

box-folder 8:11

Essays on EML by Nolan Preece, Marianne Martin, and anonymous, 1989, 2012

box-folder 8:12

The Meadow [cover photograph; and remembrance of EML], 2008

box 9

EML's personal library card catalog, undated

box-folder 10:1-11:9

Series 4 Publicity, 1985-2004

Physical Description: 14 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains articles on and references to EML and his photography.

Arrangement

Arranged by title of source, or chronologically.
box-folder 10:1

Echo v. 29:1, 2004

box-folder 10:2

Encore [Sierra Arts Foundation], 1988-1990, 1993, 2000, 2005

box-folder 10:3-5

Neon, 1985-2004

box-folder 10:3

1985-1987

box-folder 10:4

1987-1989, 1994-1995

box-folder 10:5

1995-1996, 2001, 2004

box-folder 11:1

Articles: First Interstate Bank; Datalink, 1985-1986

box-folder 11:2

Articles: Nevada Art News, 1998, 2003-2004

box-folder 11:3-4

Clippings, 1970's-2000's

box-folder 11:3

1970's-1980's

box-folder 11:4

1990's-2000's

box-folder 11:5

UCSC Special Collections Brochure, 2002

box-folder 11:6-9

Exhibitions with Auctions, 1993-1998

box-folder 11:6

CEPA Gallery Art Auction, Buffalo, NY, 1994

box-folder 11:7-9

Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art [NICA], 1993-1998

box-folder 11:7

1993-1994

box-folder 11:8

1995-1996

box-folder 11:9

1997-1998

box 12

Subseries I  Posters, 1986-2004

Physical Description: 1 box, 1 oversize folder

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains posters announcing exhibits.
box 12

Exhibit posters, circa 1986-2004

folder 1

Announcement poster for Portfolio One, and one dry mounted nature photograph, circa 1986

box 13-99

Series 5 Photographs, Proofs, and Digital Prints, 1972-2006

Physical Description: 87 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains photographs and digital prints revealing the range and development of EML's career carried out over more than 30 years.

Arrangement

Arranged by format and somewhat chronologically.
box 13

Polaroids, circa 1970's

Physical Description: Standard and 4" x 5"
box 14

B&W and Color Contact Sheets, undated

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 15

Toning Tests, undated

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 16

B&W (and toned) Proofs, undated

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 17

Color Proofs, undated

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 18

B&W Prints, circa 1975 and undated

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 19

Color Prints, 1985-1987, 1990's, 2005

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 20

17 Color Polaroids, ca. 1970's

Physical Description: Matted to 8.5" x 11"
box 21

Color Digital Prints (and some B&W prints), 1970's-1980's

Physical Description: 8.5" x 11"
box 22-24

Color Digital Prints, circa 1980's-2000's

Physical Description: 8.5" x 11"
box 22

circa 1980's-1990's

box 23

circa 1990's-2000's

box 24

1990's-2000's

box 25

11 B&W, matted, circa 1970's

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 26

27 B&W, dry mounted or matted, 1970-1978, 1996

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 27

B&W proofs and "Bolinas Chronicle", circa 1977-1978

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 28

B&W proofs (includes "Cloud Piece - Rough Draft"), circa 1970's

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 29

B&W proofs, circa 1970's

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 30

B&W proofs (includes close-ups of wall surface details series), circa 1970's

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 31

B&W proofs (exterior shots), circa 1970's

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 32

B&W proofs, circa 1970's

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 33

B&W proofs, circa 1978-1982

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 34

B&W proofs (misc.), circa 1970's

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 35

Color prints, circa 1988-1995

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 36

30 color Polaroids, matted, 1978-1979

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 37

Miscellany, including contact sheets, mock-up proof layouts, mylar and glass templates, circa 1970's-1981

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 38

Color digital prints, circa 1990's-2006

Physical Description: 11" x 17"
box 39

19 B&W prints [forest and shoreline photos], dry mounted, 1972-1973

Physical Description: 13" x 16"
box 40

20 B&W prints [mostly industrial photos (includes 1st EML photo in a juried exhibit)], dry mounted, 1973-1974

Physical Description: 13" x 15" up to 14" x 18"
box 41

21 B&W prints [mostly titled photos], dry mounted, 1974-1975

Physical Description: 13" x 15" up to 14" x 18"
box 42

19 B&W prints [including some of Lake Lahontan], dry mounted, 1975-1978 and undated

Physical Description: 14" x 17" or 18"
box 43

13 B&W prints, dry mounted, 1983 and undated

Physical Description: 14" x 18"
box 44

11 B&W prints [mostly nature], matted, 1972-1973

Physical Description: 14" x 18"
box 45

15 B&W prints [mostly exterior and wall surfaces] , matted, 1974-1975

Physical Description: 14" x 18"
box 46

11 B&W prints [mostly San Francisco, San Juan Bautista], matted, 1976

Physical Description: 14" x 18"
box 47

12 B&;W prints [mostly Marin, Sonoma, Delta region, Beegum], matted, 1976

Physical Description: 14" x 18"
box 48

14 B&W prints [mostly Marin], matted, 1977

Physical Description: 14" x 18"
box 49

14 B&W prints [mostly Marin], matted, 1977

Physical Description: 14" x 18"
box 50

14 B&W prints [mostly Marin and unidentified], matted, 1977-1978

Physical Description: 14" x 18"
box 51

15 B&W prints [unidentified], matted, 1978-1979

Physical Description: 14" x 18"
box 52

14 Color prints, matted, circa 1984

Physical Description: 14" x 17"
box 53

14 B&W and Color prints, matted, 1970's-1980's

Physical Description: 14" x 17 or 18"
box 54

7 Color Polaroids, matted, 1978

Physical Description: 14" x 18"
box 55

22 Digital prints, undated

Physical Description: 13" x 19"
box 56

Color Digital prints, undated

Physical Description: 17" x 22"
box 57

B&W proofs, 1970's and undated

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 58

16 dry mounted B&W prints, 1972-1999 and undated

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 59

6 dry mounted and 7 matted B&W prints, 1998-2000 and undated

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 60

15 matted B&W prints, 1970's

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 61

14 matted B&W prints, 1970's

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 62

12 matted B&W prints, 1970's

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 63

10 matted B&W prints, 1980's

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 64

11 matted B&W prints, 1990's

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 65

54 Color prints [surface close-ups, interior shots, assemblages (originally Polaroids)], 1982-1987

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 66

63 Color prints [Mono Lake, Salton Sea, American Southwest, exterior and nature shots], 1984-1987

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 67

72 Color prints [Misc.], circa 1980's

Physical Description: 14 to 16" x 18 to 20"
box 68

61 Color prints [Urban scenes, "Walls"], circa 1980's

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 69

55 Color prints [Pittsburgh and "Under Construction"], circa 1984-1985, circa 1993

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 70

14 Color prints, matted, 1978-1982

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 71

14 Color prints, matted, 1979-1982

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 72

14 Color prints, matted, circa 1980's

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 73

14 Color prints [Urban scenes], matted, circa 1980's

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 74

12 Color inkjet prints [including Am Flats series], matted, 1999

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 75

10 Color prints, matted, 2001-2003

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 76

10 Color prints, matted, 2000-2003

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 77

10 Color prints, matted, 2000-2003

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 78

7 Color prints [Miscellaneous], dry mounted or matted, undated

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 79

B&W proofs and matted prints, 1984-1985 and undated

Physical Description: 20" x 24"
box 80

Miscellaneous Color prints [includes surface close-ups and exterior shots], undated

Physical Description: 17 to 20" x 22 to 24"
box 81

Miscellaneous Color prints, and dry mounted and matted prints, 1980-1984, 1992-1993, 2006 undated

Physical Description: 17 to 20" x 22 to 24"
box 82

12 Color prints, matted, 1982-1984

Physical Description: 20" x 24"
box 83

12 Color prints [rural shots], matted, 1982-1984

Physical Description: 20" x 24"
box 84

10 Color prints, matted, 1984-1985

Physical Description: 20" x 24"
box 85

10 Color prints [Pittsburgh], matted, 1984-1985

Physical Description: 20" x 24"
box 86

11 Color prints [Pittsburgh and miscellaneous], matted, circa 1984-1986

Physical Description: 20" x 24"
box 87

11 Color prints, matted, 1986-1987 1990's

Physical Description: 20" x 24"
box 88

11 Color prints [Miscellaneous], matted, undated

Physical Description: 20" x 24"
box 89

5 Color prints [Miscellaneous], matted, undated

Physical Description: 20" x 24"
box 90

B&W prints [Miscellaneous + Triptych], matted or dry mounted, undated

Physical Description: 22 to 24" x 26 to 28"
box 91

12 prints [Miscellaneous], 6 matted, undated

Physical Description: up to 24" x 28"
box 92

3 B&W dry mounted prints and 20 color inkjet prints [Esse Est Percipi], 2006 and undated

Physical Description: 24" x 28" (inkjet image size 16x24)
box 93

Portfolio One [Incomplete set, clamshell box 21.5" x 25.5"], 1980-1987

Physical Description: 25" x 31"
box 94-98

Biographical Photographs, 1970-2006

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

[These boxes contain contact sheets, proofs, snapshots, portraits (including many self-portraits) and prints of or related to EML himself or his family, girlfriends Beth and Susan, and later wife Ruth, as well as X-rays and MRI's related to EML's on-going attempts to turn medical imagery of his physical condition into art.]
box 94

A mix of snapshots, portraits and self-portraits, Polaroid close-ups, and contact sheets. 1970's-1990's

Physical Description: up to 8" x 10"
box 95

14 B&W and Color prints [self-portraits and Susan], dry mounted or matted, 1974-1983

Physical Description: 14" x 18"
box 96

B&W and Color prints [some self-portraits, including the portfolio "Portrait of the Photographer as a Young Bench"], 12 dry mounted or matted, 1974-1980's

Physical Description: up to 14" x 17"
box 97

B&W and Color prints [including self-portraits, Beth, Ruth, and Susan], 11 dry mounted or matted, 1970's-1990's

Physical Description: up to 16" x 20"
box 98

B&W and Color prints and medical X-rays and MRI's [includes self-portraits], some matted, 1970's-2000's

Physical Description: up to 30" in length
box 99

Digital image files [15 ZIP drives and 38 CD's], 3 DVD's, and 1 VHS [TV show interviews], 2006 and undated

Physical Description: 52 items
box 100-102

Series 6 Slides, circa 1980's-1990's

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains all the slides found throughout EML's archive.

Arrangement

Not sorted: Incomplete arrangement by EML.
box-folder 100

[includes "Misc. Portraits", "Student Work", "Work Dupes", "Polaroid & Ektacolor image files"] circa 1975-1991

Physical Description: 6 bins, approx. 1000+ slides
box-folder 101

[includes "Lincoln Co. B&W", "New B&W Pyro Studies", "Stop the Car slides and 'Persepi'", "Backlot & Graduation Day", "Trainworks", "Making Light of It & Poles", "Dup's for Pittsburgh #1", "Redo's?", "Pittsburgh", "1996 B&W + Hotel", "Ektung (?) 64 tests", Slides from the Barnett & Jaffe Slide Carrier], circa 1980's-1990's

Physical Description: 6 bins, approx. 1000+ slides
box-folder 102

[From the "Baja carrier" in Box 119], undated

Physical Description: 2 bins
box 102-116

Series 7 Negatives, 1969-2005

Physical Description: 15 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains negatives, sometimes with corresponding proofs.

Arrangement

Follows EML's orignal arrangement where possible.
box 102

35mm negatives, undated

box 103

Misc. negatives and proofs up to 4" x 5" [Labeled as "Stop the Car Dad!, Neon, Misc Directions"], undated

box 104

Negatives and proofs ["Poles" and Miscellaneous], circa 1970's-1980's

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 105

Negatives and proofs [including "Self-Portraits 1970-1985" and "Marin"], 1970-1985

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 106

Negatives and proofs [including "Abstracts" and "Susan"], 1976-1979

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 107

Negatives and proofs [including "Misc." and "Family"], circa 1980's

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 108

Negatives and proofs ["Annotated Excavations, Backlot, Brothels, Formal Decomposition, Hotel, Interstate"], undated

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 109

Negatives and proofs ["Lincoln County, Los Angeles, Maine, Commercial"], undated

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 110

Negatives and proofs ["Nature, Neon, On Glass (Vicinity), On the Surface, Pittsburg (sic)"], undated

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 111

Negatives and proofs ["Salton Sea, Self, Studio Walls, Tree Lots, Under Construction, Underpass"], undated

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 112

35mm and 120mm negatives [including "San Francisco, San Juan Bautista, Bolinas, England, Film Tests & Susan"], circa 1969-1985

Physical Description: 9 folders
box 113

35mm and 120mm negatives (some with contact prints) [including "Under Construction, Trainworks, Walls, Mapes, Am Flats, Negatives 301-382, Widelux Test and Stop the Car, Dad!"], circa 1978-2005

Physical Description: 11 folders
box 114

B&W negatives ["Formal Decomposition"], 1984-1989

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 115

B&W negatives ["Curtain, Nature, Portraits, Still Life"], circa 1978-1980 and undated

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 116

Miscellaneous B&W and Color negatives, undated

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 117

Series 8 Artwork, 1970's-1999

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains artwork, including drawings, prints, treated photographs, etchings, and mixed media pieces.
box-folder 117

Artwork, 1970's-1999

box 118-119

Series 9 Realia, circa 1987-1999

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains awards, clothing, trading cards, and a portable slide case.
box-folder 118

"NISOD Excellence Award" medallion, "The Maine Photographic Workshops" shirt, "Big Picture Staff" visor, "Shooting the West Featured Nevada Photographer 1999" plaque, Baseball Photographer Trading Cards circa 1987-1999

box-folder 119

Baja (Barnett & Jaffe) portable slide carrying case, undated