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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, undated

box-folder 1:6

On Family Members, 1990, undated

box-folder 1:7

Holiday Cards, 1980-1989

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.], 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, 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", 1980-1989

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, undated

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, 1970-1979

box-folder 3:11

More Production Materials, 1990-1999

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, 1983-1985

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), undated

box-folder 5:4-8

Exhibit Notices, 1970-2008

box-folder 5:4

1970-1985

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

1980-1989

box-folder 6:9

1990-1999

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], 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 Lauritzen 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 Lauritzen'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

Solicitation Form Letters, 1985

box-folder 7:9-13

General Correspondence 1970-2006

box-folder 7:9

1970-1979

box-folder 7:10

1980-1989

box-folder 7:11

1990-1999

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 Lauritzen, including his personal card file describing his book collection.

Arrangement

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

Student Work, 1970-1979

box-folder 7:15

Poetic Writings (Mainly from the '70's), 1970-1979

box-folder 7:16

Miscellaneous Writings, 1970-1979

box-folder 7:17

"Notes from journal...", 1976

box-folder 7:18

Writings On Photography, 1970-1989

box-folder 7:19

Miscellaneous Writings, 1980-1989

box-folder 7:20

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

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"), 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, undated

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, undated

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], 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 Lauritzen 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, 1970-2006

box-folder 11:3

1970-1989

box-folder 11:4

1990-2006

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

 

Subseries I  Posters, 1980-2004

Physical Description: 1 box

1 map folder

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains posters announcing exhibits.
box 12

Exhibit posters, 1986-2004

Oversize Folder 1

Exhibit materials, 1980-2004

box 13-99

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

Physical Description: 89 boxes

Scope and Content Note

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

Arrangement

Arranged by format and somewhat chronologically.
box 13

Polaroids, 1970-1979

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, 1975, undated

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 19

Color Prints, 1985-2005,

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 20

17 Color Polaroids, 1970-1979

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

Color Digital Prints and some B/W prints, 1970-1989

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

Color Digital Prints, 1980-2006

Physical Description: 8.5" x 11"
box 22

1980-1999

box 23

1990-2006

box 24

1990-2006

box 25

11 B/W, matted, 1970-1979

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 26

27 B/W, 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"), 1970-1979

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 29

B/W proofs, 1970-1979

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 30

B/W proofs (includes close-ups of wall surface details series), 1970-1979

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 31

B/W proofs (exterior shots), 1970-1979

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 32

B/W proofs, 1970-1979

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 33

B/W proofs, 1978-1982

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 34

B/W proofs, 1970-1979

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 35

Color prints, 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, 1970-1981

Physical Description: 11" x 14"
box 38A - 38B

Color digital prints, 1990-2006

Physical Description: 11" x 17"
box 39

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

Physical Description: 13" x 16"
box 40

20 B/W prints [mostly industrial photos including 1st Lauritzen photo in a juried exhibit], mounted, 1973-1974

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

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

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

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

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

13 B/W prints, mounted, 1983, 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, 1984

Physical Description: 14" x 17"
box 53

14 B/W and Color prints, matted, 1970-1989

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, 1970-1979, undated

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 58

16 B/W prints, mounted, 1972-1999, undated

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 59

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

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 60

15 matted B/W prints, 197-1979

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 61

14 matted B/W prints, 1970-1979

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 62

12 matted B/W prints, 1970-1979

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 63

10 matted B/W prints, 1980-1989

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 64

11 matted B/W prints, 1990-1999

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 65

54 Color prints [surface close-ups, interior shots, assemblages], 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, 1980-1989

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

61 Color prints [Urban scenes, "Walls"], 1980-1989

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 69

55 Color prints [Pittsburgh and "Under Construction"], 1984-1985, 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, 1980-1989

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 73

14 Color prints [Urban scenes], matted, 1980-1989

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, mounted and/or matted, undated

Physical Description: 16" x 20"
box 79

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

Physical Description: 20" x 24"
box 80

Color prints includeing surface close-ups and exterior shots, undated

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

Color prints, 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, 1984-1986

Physical Description: 20" x 24"
box 87

11 Color prints, matted, 1986-1999

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], mounted and/or matted, 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 mounted prints and 20 color inkjet prints [Esse Est Percipi], 2006, 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. 1970-1999

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

14 B/W and Color prints [self-portraits and Susan], 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 mounted and/or matted, 1974-1989

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

B/W and Color prints [including self-portraits, Beth, Ruth, and Susan], 11 mounted and/or matted, 1970-1999

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, 1970-2006

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, undted

Physical Description: 52 items
box 100-102

Series 6 Slides, 1980-1999

Physical Description: 3 boxes

14 bins

Scope and Content Note

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

Arrangement

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

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

box-folder 101

Including "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], 1980-1999

box-folder 102

Miscellaneous slides from the "Baja carrier" in Box 119], undated

Physical Description: 2 bins
box 102-116

Series 7 Negatives & proof prints, 1969-2005

Physical Description: 15 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains negatives, some with corresponding proof prints.

Arrangement

Follows orignal numerical arrangement where possible.
box 102

35mm negatives, undated

box 103

"Stop the Car Dad!"; "Neon"; "Misc Directions" - Negatives and proof prints up to 4" x 5", undated

box 104

"Poles" and "Miscellaneous", Negatives and proof prints, 1970-1989

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 105

"Self-Portraits 1970-1985" and "Marin" - Negatives and proof prints, 1970-1985

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 106

"Abstracts" and "Susan" - Negatives and proof prints, 1976-1979

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 107

"Miscellaneous" and "Family" - Negatives and proof prints, 1980-1989

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 108

"Annotated Excavations", "Backlot", "Brothels", "Formal Decomposition", "Hotel", "Interstate" - Negatives and proof prints undated

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 109

"Lincoln County", "Los Angeles", "Maine", "Commercial" - Negatives and proof prints, undated

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 110

"Nature", "Neon", "On Glass (Vicinity)", "On the Surface", "Pittsburg", - Negatives and proof prints undated

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 111

"Salton Sea", "Self", "Studio Walls", "Tree Lots", "Under Construction", "Underpass" - Negatives and proof prints, undated

Physical Description: 4" x 5"
box 112

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

Physical Description: 9 folders
box 113

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

Physical Description: 11 folders
box 114

"Formal Decomposition" - B/W negatives, 1984-1989

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 115

"Curtain", "Nature", "Portraits", "Still Life" - B/W negatives, 1978-1980, undated

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 116A

Miscellaneous B/W and Color negatives, undated

Physical Description: 8" x 10"
box 116B

Unprocessed film, undated

Physical Description: 29 rolls
box 117

Series 8 Artwork, 1970-1999

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, 1970-1999

box 118-119

Series 9 Realia, 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, 1987-1999

box-folder 119

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