PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE GEORGE HERMS PAPERS, 1890-2009 (bulk 1960-2000)

Finding aid prepared by Annette Leddy, Emmabeth Nanol, Jan Bender


Descriptive Summary

Title: George Herms papers
Date (inclusive): 1890-2009
Number: 2009.M.20
Creator/Collector: Herms, George, 1935-
Physical Description: 231.7 linear feet (380 boxes, 65 flatfile folders)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: Southern California artist, writer, and musician George Herms was one of the founders of the West Coast assemblage movement. Influenced by the art of his close friend Wallace Berman, his work brings together discards, beach trash, urban detritus and other "found objects" to create a highly original and personal mix of collage, sculpture, and assemblage. The bulk of the papers comprise full documentation of Herms' life and work from 1960-2000.
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Language: Collection material is in English

Biographical/Historical Note

The son of an agronomist, George Herms was born in Woodland, CA in 1935. While studying engineering at the University of California at Berkeley in 1953, Herms became fascinated with jazz and literature. He left school in 1954 and moved to Los Angeles, where he found a job as a tabulation operator for Douglas Aircraft and spent evenings in jazz clubs. In 1955, he met the Beat poet Robert Alexander and the assemblage artist Wallace Berman, and over the next two years solidified friendships with them, and also with Dean Stockwell, David Meltzer, and other artists and poets. He also helped Shirley and Wallace Berman assemble the hand-printed, personally distributed literary journal Semina. Soon Herms bought his own small hand-press and began printing poems, an activity that would become a lifetime enterprise known as Love Press. He also began to make assemblage collages out of machine parts, punch-card detritus, and beach trash. In 1957, he brought his assemblages together in a vacant lot for Secret Exhibition, a self-curated, solo show viewed only by Wallace Berman and John Reed, that was allowed to decompose in place after the show's end.
In 1960, Herms lived with his wife and daughter on a houseboat in Larkspur California, next to the Bermans' houseboat and to a houseboat that served as the Semina gallery. Herms showed his work at Semina and at Batman Gallery in San Francisco, where he displayed his first tableaux in 1961, including The Meat Market, made from meat stickers and refuse from the local dump. He also created The Poet, which was shown in the landmark 1961 Museum of Modern Art exhibition The Art of Assemblage. Since then, Herms' reputation as one of the foremost assemblage artists in America has steadily grown.
In 1965 Herms moved to Topanga Canyon near Los Angeles, and since then has lived mostly in Southern California, except for two years in Rome where he was a fellow at the American Academy. Due to multiple marriages, and perennial poverty, he has been evicted or forced to change residences countless times. In response to these crises, he developed a recurrent performance art series in which he auctioned off belongings to friends at a party and raffle that he called Tap City Circus.
A retrospective of his work curated by Walter Hopps, George Herms: Hot Set, was held at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in 2005. Herms figured prominently in another exhibition, Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and his Circle, held at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Berkeley Art Museum in 2008.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers except for Box 20, folder 8, which is sealed for Catherine Morehead's lifetime, and Box 136, folder 10, which is sealed until 2084.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

George Herms Papers, 1890-2009 (bulk 1960-2000), The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2009.M.20

Acquisition

Gift of George Herms in 2009.

Processing History

George Herms and Sarah Anderson did the initial processing of the first portion of the archive and prepared a rough box list over the course of two years, from circa 2006 to 2008. In 2009, Sheila Prospero processed the latter part of the archive and organized it into series that Herms helped develop. In 2010, Annette Leddy, Emmabeth Nanol and Jan Bender organized and integrated the two portions of the archive into these series, slightly adjusting them, and divided up the series for further processing and cataloging.
Emmabeth Nanol processed and cataloged Series I, II, V, VIII, IX, and XI. She and Jan Bender cataloged Series XII. Jan Bender processed Series X, XII, and XV. Annette Leddy processed and cataloged Series III, IV, VI, VII, XIII, and XIV, and also supervised the project and prepared the notes and records.
Box-level cataloging is complete, and certain series have been cataloged at the folder level. Series IV has been cataloged at the folder level up to 1980 only. Three boxes, temporarily assigned numbers 378, 379 and 380, contain materials from all series, but mostly from Series XV, that need further conservation, after which they will be integrated into the collection. Box 376*, containing miscellaneous material and ephemera, needs further conservation as well.

Separated Materials

146 monographs and 167 serials were transferred to the library's general collection. These publications may be found in the library catalog by searching for George Herms in the Provenance/Source Collection field.

Scope and Content of Collection

The George Herms papers document the activity of an artist whose diverse practice comprises interconnected works in the fields of assemblage, collage, drawing, painting, poetry, theater, performance art, photography, and publishing. Arranged in series developed in collaboration with the artist, the bulk of the collection begins in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when Herms first showed at Semina Gallery and at Batman Gallery and was invited to lend his assemblage, The Poet, to MoMA's exhibition, The Art of Assemblage(1961).
Series I. Personal correspondence comprises letters from Herms' various wives, his children, and from long time friends among the Semina artists and poets, such as Diane Di Prima, Michael McClure, Wallace Berman, and Jess. The work of these artists and many others are also represented in Series XII. Artist files, while announcements for their exhibitions, and Herms' numerous solo and group shows, appear in Series XV. Ephemera. Herms' working notes, sketches and astrological charts can be studied in his journals in Series III, which take the form of unbound pages. Series IV. Project and exhibition files, contains a large number of photographs, including studio and installation views, as well as Herms' photographic experiments from the Topanga years and photographs of the Los Angeles art scene. Artifacts from Tap City Circus and Love Press comprise Series VI and VII.

Arrangement

Arranged in fifteen series: Series I. Personal correspondence, 1950-2002, undated; Series II. Professional correspondence, 1962-2005, undated; Series III. Journals and working notes, 1960-2009, undated; Series IV. Project and exhibition files, 1958-2001, undated; Series V. Research materials, 1913-2009, undated; Series VI. Tap City Circus, 1960-2002, undated; Series VII. Love Press, 1959-2002, undated; Series VIII. Teaching materials, 1976-2001, undated; Series IX. Artworks, 1960-1980, undated; Series X. Personal, 1935-2003, undated; Series XI. Clippings and biography files, 1967-2000, undated; Series XII. Artist files, 1946-2002, undated; Series XIII. Books, 1890-1986; Series XIV. Serials, 1963-2009, undated; Series XV. Ephemera, 1957-2005, undated.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Art, American--20th century
Art, American--California--Los Angeles--20th century--Exhibitions
Assemblage (Art)
Public sculpture--United States
Small presses--United States

Genres and Forms of Material

Audiocasettes--United States--20th century
Collages (visual works)
Correspondence--20th century
Drawings (visual works)--20th century
Photographic prints--California--20th century
Photographs, Original
Posters--United States--20th century
Screen prints
Video recordings--United States--20th century

Contributors

Alexander, Robert
American Academy in Rome.
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976
Di Prima, Diane
Fee, James
Jess, 1923-2004
Love Press.
McClure, Michael
Stockwell, Dean, 1938-


Container List

 

Series I. Personal correspondence, 1950-2002, undated

Physical Description: 15.22 linear feet (38 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises personal letters, postcards, greeting cards, invitations and announcements sent by friends, colleagues, students and relatives to Herms. Also included in this series are Herms' unsent letters to Diane Di Prima and Idell Romero (Aya) and letters of recommendations on behalf of Jim DeFrance and Walter Hopps.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically with miscellaneous and undated correspondence at the end.
Box 1, Folder 1

Acevedo, Susan, 1968-1980

Box 1, Folder 2

Acker, Charles, 1970

Box 1, Folder 3

Alexander, Peter, 1991-1997

Box 1, Folder 4

Alexander, Robert and Anita, 1965-1989

Box 1, Folder 5

Allen, Jackson, 1975

Box 1, Folder 6

Allen, Terry, 1975

Box 1, Folder 7

Altman, Robert Charles, 1990

Box 1, Folder 8

Amundarain, Susana, 1981

Box 1, 315

Anglim, Paule (Paule Anglim Gallery), 1978-1995

Box 1, Folder 9

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 1, Folder 10

Arman, 1970, undated

Box 1, Folder 11

Armstrong, Jane, 1973, undated

Box 1, 349

Atkins, Robert, 1997

Box 1, Folder 12

Papers

Box 349, Item V-1

VHS

Scope and Content Note

1 video cassette (VHS). Kazz Communications Inc. Working Title: Art Attack (Show/Content Sample), 1997.
Box 1, Folder 13

Ayers, Peggy, 1967

Box 1, Folder 14

Ayres, Toni, 1984

Box 1, Folder 15

Bachenheimer, Beth, 1998

Box 1, Folder 16

Baer, Pat, 1967

Box 1, Folder 17

Baily, Richard, 1998

Box 1, Folder 18

Ball, J.R., 1985

Box 1, Folder 19

Baloian, Jonathan, 1997

Box 1, 315

Barnes, Molly (Molly Barnes Gallery), 1970-1996

Box 1, Folder 20

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 1, Folder 21

Baron, Todd, 1982, undated

Box 1, Folder 22

Barreto, John and Maloy, undated

Box 1, Folder 23

Barrows, Robert Guy, 1968

Box 1, 315

Beattie, Paul (M-C Press), 1960-1984

Box 1, Folder 24-25

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 2, Folder 1

Becker, Jim and Pam, 1988

Box 2, Folder 2

Bengston, Billy Al, 1965

Box 2, Folder 3

Bentley, Wilder, 1965-1978, undated

Box 2, 315

Benveniste, Pip, 1993

Box 2, Folder 4

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 2, Folder 5

Berg, Robert, undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Berger, Sally, 1968

Box 2, 315

Berlant, Helen, 1999

Box 2, Folder 7

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 2, Folder 8

Berlant, Tony, undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Berman, Tosh, 1982-1995

Box 2, Folder 10

Berman, Wallace and Shirley, 1968-1988

Box 2, Folder 11

Berry, John, 1995

Box 2, Folder 12

Birelt, Richard and Mary, 1969

Box 2, Folder 13

Birnbaum, Hollis Rose, 1979

Box 2, Folder 14

Bishop, Kate, 1979

Box 2, Folder 15

Blinkin, A., undated

Box 2, Folder 16

Bolin, Bart, 1975

Box 2, 315

Bonham, Celeste (Ginger), 1968-1992

Box 2, Folder 17-19

Papers

Box 315

Negatives

Box 3, Folder 1

Boswell, Peter, 1984-1985

Scope and Content Note

Wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on Bruce Conner.
Box 3, Folder 2

Bouchard, Paul, 1985

Box 3, Folder 3

Bowen, Michael and Serene, 1982-1992

Box 3, Folder 4

Brakhage, Stan and Jane, 1967-1981

Box 3, Folder 5

Branaman, Robert, 1966-1967

Box 3, Folder 6

Brands, Heidi, 1988

Box 3, Folder 7

Bray, Suzette, undated

Box 3, Folder 8

Brewster, Michael (sound artist), 1975

Box 3, Folder 9

Brittin, Charles and Barbara, 1999

Box 3, Folder 10

Brodey, Jim, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes Pacific Homestead poems mailed to Herms.
Box 3, Folder 11

Brown, Jackie, 1965-1969

Box 3, Folder 12

Browner, Peggy, 1982

Box 3, Folder 13

Bruce, Chris, 1975

Box 3, Folder 14

Brugnaro, Ferruccio, 1999

Scope and Content Note

Author of Partial Portrait of Maria that was translated to English by Jack Hirschman.
Box 3, Folder 15

Burden, Chris, undated

Box 3, Folder 16

Burgard, Timothy Anglin, 1997

Box 3, 315

Burgess-Nochimson, Gail, 1999

Scope and Content Note

Collector and trustee at Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture.
Box 3, Folder 17

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 3, 315

Butler, Ellen, 1996

Box 3, Folder 18

Papers

Box 315

Color photograph

Box 3, Folder 19

Butler, Eugenia, 1993

Box 3, Folder 20

Byrd, Harley, 1969

Box 3, Folder 21

Cameron (Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel), 1965, undated

Box 3, Folder 22

Carson, Karen, undated

Box 3, Folder 23

Casey, L. 1968

Box 3, Folder 24

Cho, Glenn, 1989

Scope and Content Note

Student requesting letter of recommendation from Herms.
Box 3, Folder 25

Chough, Hyon, 1997

Box 3, Folder 26

Cichetti, Nancy, 1976

Box 3, Folder 27

Citrin, Ione Turner, 1998

Scope and Content Note

Student at Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture.
Box 3, 315

Clark, Patricia, 1981-1993

Box 3, Folder 28

Papers

Box 315

Slides

Box 3, Folder 29

Coates, Jeri, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes an unsent letter by Herms.
Box 3, Folder 30

Cohen, Gary, 1992

Box 3, Folder 31

Conisbee, Philip, 1993

Box 4, 315

Conner, Bruce, 1963-1994

Box 4, Folder 1-2

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 4, Folder 3

Coogan, Camillo, 2000

Box 4, Folder 4

Copeland, Darryl and Joan, 1967

Box 4, Folder 5

Copley, Bill (collector), 1992

Box 4, Folder 6

Copley, Claire, 1974-1987

Box 4, Folder 7

Corcoran, James (James Corcoran Gallery), 1984-1995

Box 4, Folder 8

Correia, Patricia (Patricia Correia Gallery), 1998

Box 4, Folder 9

Cotton, Paul, 1979

Box 4, Folder 10-11

Creative Thing (Leslie Caldera), 1985-1991

Box 4, Folder 12

Creeley, Robert, 1978-1983

Box 4, Folder 13

Culter, Richard, 1966

Box 4, Folder 14

Cunningham, Betsy, 1978-1979

Box 4, Folder 15

Curtis, Ron Adam and March, 1965-1966

Box 4, Folder 16

Danieli, Fidel, 1975-1979

Box 4, Folder 17

Davis, Gray, 1975

Box 4, Folder 18

Dean, Donald, 1962-1967

Box 5, Folder 1

DeFazio, Ron and Pat, 1975-1988

Box 5, Folder 2

DeFrance, Jim, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Contains a letter of recommendation written by Herms to the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California.
Box 5, Folder 3

Delap, Tony, 1977

Box 5, Folder 4

DeVanna, Girolamo, 1990

Box 5, Folder 5

Deville, Debby, 1982

Box 5, Folder 6

DeVore, Jack (assemblage artist), 1992

Box 5, 315

Dezile, Michelle, 1998-2000

Box 5, Folder 7

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 5, Folder 8

Dick, Brian, 1991

Box 5-6, 315

Di Prima, Diane, 1966-2002

Box 5, Folder 9

1966-1968

Box 5, Folder 10-11

1972-1975

Box 5, Folder 12

1981-1989

Box 5, Folder 13

1994-2002

Box 5, Folder 14

Unsent and undated letters from Herms, undated

Box 6, Folder 1-3

Miscellaneous, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes Earthsong: Poems 1957-1959 and locks of hair.
Box 315

Color photographs, undated

Box 6, Folder 4

Dodd, Johnny, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Diane Di Prima's friend.
Box 6, Folder 5

Doerner, Katrina, 1999-2000, undated

Scope and Content Note

Neighbor at 1st Street.
Box 6, 315

Donin, Judy, 2000, undated

Scope and Content Note

Award recipient at the Viva Gallery College Award.
Box 6, Folder 6

Papers

Box 315

Color photograph

Box 6, Folder 7

Doolittle, Debby, 1979-1982

Box 6, Folder 8

Dowling, Tom, 1979

Box 6, Folder 9

Doyle, Kirby, 1965, undated

Box 6, Folder 10

Drasihm, Sydney, 1967

Box 6, Folder 11

Dreva, Jerry, 1978

Box 6, Folder 12

Driscoll, Robert, 1972

Box 6, 315

Du Bois, Judy, 1965-2000, undated

Scope and Content Note

Herms' sister.
Box 6, Folder 13-15

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 7, 315

Duncan, Robert, 1966-1971

Box 7, Folder 1

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 7, Folder 2

Durner, J., undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Eatherton, Tom, 1966

Box 7, Folder 4

Edgington, Reneé, 1991-1994, undated

Box 7, 315

Edwards, James, 1988

Box 7, Folder 5

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 7, 315

Eernise, Robert and Linda, 1967-1997

Box 7, Folder 6

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 7, Folder 7

Einzig, Barbara, undated

Box 7, 315

Elliott, James H., 1965-1998

Box 7, Folder 8

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 7, Folder 9

Elvin, Steve, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Herms' neighbor at Millcreek Road, Topanga Canyon.
Box 7, Folder 10

Eshleman, Clayton, 1972-1976, undated

Scope and Content Note

Founder and editor of Caterpillar magazines.
Box 7, Folder 11

Fainlee, Marian and Rey, 1966

Box 7, Folder 12

Fee, James, 1998

Scope and Content Note

Photographer who collaborated with Herms in the publication of Spring.
Box 7, Folder 13

Feivolant (Hardison), Ellen, 1973

Box 7, Folder 14

Felder, Johanna, 1999

Box 7, Folder 15

Fiorello, Sabato, 1977-1989

Box 7, Folder 16

Fitzsimmons, Ann, 1989

Box 7, 315

Fles, John (experimental musician), 1991-1993

Scope and Content Note

Also credited as Michael Fles.
Box 7, Folder 17

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 7, Folder 18

Foolery, Tom, 1981, undated

Box 7, Folder 19

Foriter, Paul, 1992

Box 7, Folder 20

Foulger, Amanda, 1966-1967, undated

Box 8, Folder 1

Foulkes, Llyn, undated

Box 8, Folder 2

Fram, Michael, 1968

Box 8, Folder 3

Francis, Renée and Matthew, 1988-1991

Box 8, Folder 4

Frank, Patrick, 1992

Scope and Content Note

Essay, "A Cultural View of Three California Assemblagists," written after Merril Greene's piece in Artforum Feb. 1979.
Box 8, Folder 5

Frank, Peter, 1978-1988

Box 8, Folder 6

Freda, Verona, 1984

Box 8, Folder 7

Freeman and Daisy, 1978

Box 8, Folder 8

Frisch, Jeffrey, 1993-1997

Box 8, Folder 9

Frye, Virgil, 1972-1993

Scope and Content Note

Collector who owns Madonna Tower. Materials includes the first draft of Broken Sparrow, 1993 by Virgil Frye and Bill Parolini.
Box 8, Folder 10-12

Gach, Gary, 1968-1987

Box 8, Folder 13

Galluzzo, Cecile and Norman, 1987-1989

Box 8, Folder 14

Garritson, Jane, 1971

Box 8, Folder 15

Garth, Clark, 1994

Box 8, Folder 16

Garver, Thomas, 1981-1988

Box 8, Folder 17

Gayle Gale Art Wear, 1990-1991

Box 8, Folder 18

Getzler, Anita, 1984, undated

Box 8, Folder 19

Getzler, Marsha, 1992-1998

Scope and Content Note

Performed Pixie and George's wedding ceremony in 1998.
Box 8, Folder 20

Gilbert, Wayne, 2001

Box 8, Folder 21

Gilliam, Julianne, 1979-1998

Box 9, Folder 1

Ginsberg, Allen, 1981

Box 9, Folder 2

Gizzi, Peter, 2001

Scope and Content Note

Includes set of poems titled Fin Amor.
Box 9, Folder 3

Glicksman, Hal, 1975-1984, undated

Box 9, Folder 4

Goodman, Louis (assemblage artist), 1967-1970

Box 9, Folder 5

Gould, Tamara, undated

Box 9, 315

Goulds, Peter, 1977-1980

Scope and Content Note

L.A. Louver Gallery director.
Box 9, Folder 6

Papers

Box 315

Color photograph

Box 9, Folder 7

Gowin, Wolf, 1993-1994

Box 9, Folder 8-9

Grace, Katy and Fielder, 1983-1991

Scope and Content Note

Gaylyn Grace's parents.
Box 9, 315

Grady, John, 1995

Box 9, Folder 10

Papers

Box 315

Color photograph

Box 9, Folder 11

Gregson, Ed, 1961

Scope and Content Note

Collector who purchased Greet Circus with a Smile.
Box 9, Folder 12

Green, Phyllis, 1982-1985

Box 9, Folder 13

Greene, Merril, 1978-1996

Box 9, Folder 14

Greiger, Susan, 1970

Box 9, 315

Grinstein, Elyse and Stanley, 1999, undated

Box 9, Folder 15

Papers

Box 315

Color photograph

Box 9, Folder 16

Gruenberg, Stefani, 1996

Box 9, Folder 17-18

Grünt, Ron, 1985-1991

Scope and Content Note

Owned 29 Palms Inn, Palm Springs, California.
Box 9, Folder 19

Gutierrez, Elizabeth, 1988

Scope and Content Note

Student at Claremont College.
Box 9, 315

Hablig, Beatrice, 1979-1981

Box 9, Folder 20

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 9, Folder 21

Hafmann, George, 1974

Box 10, Folder 1

Halke, Rich, undated

Scope and Content Note

Comedy writer and collector.
Box 10, Folder 2

Hamrol, Lloyd, 1976, undated

Box 10, Folder 3

Hanami, Clement, 1989

Scope and Content Note

Student requesting letter of recommendation from Herms.
Box 10, Folder 4

Harris, Marilyn, 1967-1968

Box 10, Folder 5

Harris, Susan, 1988

Box 10, Folder 6

Harschens, Jeff and Monica, [1984?]

Box 10, Folder 7

Haskell, Barbara, 1975-1980

Box 10, Folder 8

Havel, Dan, 1993

Box 10, Folder 9

Healy, Brian, 1969-1987

Box 10, Folder 10-11

Hefferton, Phillip, 1966-1985

Box 10, Folder 12

Held, Robin, 1982

Box 10, Folder 13

Heiserman, Jerry, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Also known as Oskar and Hassan Heiserman.
Box 10, Folder 14

Hendrickson, Viola, 1967-1988

Scope and Content Note

Herms' aunt.
Box 10, Folder 15

Henger, Sue, 1981-1992

Box 10, Folder 16

Hennum, Gerd, 1997

Box 11, 315

Herms, Gaylyn Grace, 1983-1990, undated

Box 11, Folder 1

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 11, Folder 2-3

Herms, George, 1968-2001

Scope and Content Note

Includes draft or unsent letters to family and colleagues.
Box 11, 315

Herms, Lily Belle, 1972-2000, undated

Box 11, Folder 4

1972-1979

Box 11, Folder 5-6

1980-1988

Box 11, Folder 7

1990-2000, undated

Box 11, Folder 8

Childhood mail artworks, undated

Box 315

Color photographs, undated

Box 12, Folder 1-2

Herms, Louise Carlson, 1967-1984

Box 12, 315

Herms, Margaret Nielsen, 1978-1980, undated

Box 12, Folder 3

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs

Box 12, 315

Herms, Nalota, 1977-2000, undated

Box 12, Folder 4

1977-1978

Box 12, Folder 5-6

1984-1988

Box 12, Folder 7

1993-2000

Box 12, Folder 8

Undated

Box 315

Color photographs, undated

Box 13, 315

Herms, Pixie Guerin, 1997, undated

Box 13, Folder 1

Papers

Box 315

Slides

Box 13, Folder 2

Herms, Wilder, 1975, undated

Box 13-14, 315

Herms, William and Irene, 1965-1996, undated

Box 13, Folder 3-5

1965-1967

Box 13, Folder 6-7

1970-1974

Box 13, Folder 8

1982-1987

Box 14, Folder 1-2

1991-1996

Box 14, Folder 3

Undated

Box 315

Color photographs, undated

Box 14, 315

Herms family, 1971, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters sent to the family.
Box 14, Folder 4

Papers

Box 315

Color photographs of Aeryl Herms

Box 14, Folder 5

Hesseman, Howard, undated

Box 14, Folder 6

Higgins, Dick, 1980, undated

Box 14, Folder 7

Hillman, Bill, 1966-1982

Scope and Content Note

Collector who commissioned Love Blocks.
Box 14-15

Hirschman, Jack, 1967-1997

Box 14, Folder 8-10

Papers

Box 15, Folder 1

Light-Force, 1996,

Box 15, Folder 2

Miscellaneous

Box 15, Folder 3

Hoffman, Fred, 1991-1999

Box 15, Folder 4

Holland, Diane, 1994-1996

Box 15, Folder 5

Hopman, Ellen, 1983

Box 15, 316

Hopper, Dennis, 1989-2001

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Victoria Duffy Hopper, Tanya Childs (Victoria's mother) and Alexandra Childs.
Box 15, Folder 6

Papers

Box 316

Color photographs

Box 15, Folder 7

Hopps, Walter, undated

Scope and Content Note

Unsent letter from Herms.
Box 15, Folder 8

Houser, Michael, 1987

Box 15, Folder 9

Houston, Bruce, 1981

Box 15, Folder 10

Hudson, Dennis, 1980-1981

Box 15, Folder 11

Hunter, Corine, 1999

Box 15, Folder 12

Hurst, Larry, undated

Box 15, Folder 13

Impert, Walter, 1998-2001

Scope and Content Note

Neighbor at 1st Street warehouse.
Box 15, Folder 14

Isenberg, Michael, 1992

Box 15, Folder 15

[Ises?], Bette, 1971

Box 15, Folder 16

Jacobs, Jesse, 1975

Box 15, Folder 17

Jahrmarkt, Billy, 1965-1966

Box 15, Folder 18

Jameson, Eileene, 1979, undated

Box 15, Folder 19

Janss, Edwin and Ann (collectors), 1974-1991

Box 15, Folder 20

Jess (Burgess Collins), 1967-1992

Box 16, Folder 1

Johnson, Alistair, 1991

Box 16, Folder 2

Johnson, Ray, 1961-1993

Scope and Content Note

Altered Herms' mails and sent back to Herms as mail art.
Box 16, Folder 3

Jones, David, 1996

Box 16, Folder 4

Jones, Don, 1967

Box 16, Folder 5-6

Jordan, Lawrence, 1963-1967

Box 16, Folder 7

Jordan, Patricia (Patricia Merle Topalian), 1961-1968, undated

Box 16, Folder 8

Kallianiotes, Helena, 1987, undated

Box 16, Folder 9

Karlstrom, Paul, 1975-1997

Scope and Content Note

West Coast regional director of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art.
Box 16, Folder 10

Kashara, Lorraine, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Also signed letters as Blanche DuBois.
Box 16, Folder 11

Kasmer, Bruce, 1994

Box 16, Folder 12

Katz, Jerry, 1967-1995

Box 16, Folder 13

Kaufman, Bob (Robert Grenell Kaufman), 1968

Box 16, Folder 14

Keiserman, Mark, 1978

Box 16, Folder 15

Kemper, Julian (collector), 1991

Box 16, Folder 16

Kerwin, Barbara Wallis, 1992

Box 16, Folder 17

Kessler, Chester, 1977-1992

Box 17, Folder 1

Keys, Mae, 1972

Box 17, Folder 2

Kienholz, Lyn, 1990

Box 17, Folder 3

King, Frank, 1968

Box 17, Folder 4

Kinnon, [Liz], 1998

Box 17, Folder 5

Kirker, Art, 1979, undated

Box 17, Folder 6

Klagsbrun, Nicole, 1991

Box 17, Folder 7

Kogan, Victoria, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Co-owner of Turnbull Lutjeans Kogan Gallery.
Box 17, 316

Konradi, Ina, 1981

Box 17, Folder 8

Papers

Box 316

Negative

Box 17, Folder 9

Kopriva, Gus and Sharon, 2001

Box 17, Folder 10

Kos, Joe, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Professor at University of Massachusetts. Materials includes black-and-white gallery shots.
Box 17, Folder 11

Kreiter, Terry, 1995-1996

Scope and Content Note

See also box 218, folder 11 for mail art.
Box 17, Folder 12

Kriz, Jan, 1975

Box 17, Folder 13

Kurhajec, Joseph, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Lived adjacent to Herms' studio at the American Academy in Rome and led Herms to the junk yards.
Box 17, Folder 14

Kurtz, Gayle, 2001

Box 17, Folder 15

Lawrence, Mindy, 1982, undated

Box 17, Folder 16

Levinger, Natalie and Ron, undated

Box 17, Folder 17

Levitt, Peter and Joan Sutherland, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Peter and Joan's wedding was performed by Herms.
Box 17, 316

Levy, Nancy and Barry, 1998

Box 17, Folder 18

Papers

Box 316

Color photographs

Box 17, Folder 19

Lewallen, Connie, 1978-1981

Box 17, Folder 20

[Litsey?], K., 1982

Box 17, Folder 21

Lodato, Betsy, undated

Box 17, Folder 22

López, Martina, 1996

Box 17, Folder 23

Los Angeles Poetry Center, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Annotated postcards.
Box 17, Folder 24

Lucoff, Kathy (collector), 1991, undated

Box 17, Folder 25

Lutjeans, Phyllis, 1981, undated

Scope and Content Note

Former curator at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (now Orange County Museum of Art) who later became a co-owner of Turnbull Lutjeans Kogan Gallery.
Box 17, Folder 26

Lyte, Marjorie, 1995

Box 17, Folder 27

Macheel, Gary, 1981

Box 17, Folder 28

Macko, Alec and Jane, 1965-1970

Box 17, Folder 29

Majima, Ryoichi, 1961-1982

Scope and Content Note

Collaborated with Herms in the publication of July.
Box 17, Folder 30

Maresco, Susan, undated

Box 17, Folder 31

Marg, Sigmund, 1961

Box 17, Folder 32

Margolis, William, 1969

Box 17, Folder 33

Marlowe, Alan, 1964-1970

Scope and Content Note

Once married to Diane DiPrima.
Box 18, Folder 1

Marquard, Terry, 1970

Box 18, Folder 2

Marr, Sally, 1995

Box 18, Folder 3

Marsh, Anton, 1967-1996

Box 18, Folder 4

Marshall, Scott, 1977-2001

Box 18, Folder 5

Martin, Joan, 1992

Box 18, Folder 6

Martin, John, 1994

Scope and Content Note

Original founder of Black Sparrow Press.
Box 18, Folder 7

Mason, Fred, 1962

Box 18, Folder 8

Matsumoto, Yuki, 1961

Box 18, Folder 9

May, Tony, 1975

Box 18-19, 316

Mayo, Alberta, 1975-2001, undated

Box 18, Folder 10-11

1975-1979

Box 18, Folder 12-13

1980-1989

Box 18, Folder 14-15

1991-1999

Box 18, Folder 16

2000-2001, undated

Box 19, Folder 1

Miscellaneous, undated

Box 316

Color photographs, undated

Box 19, Folder 2

McClure, Michael, 1965-1997

Box 19, Folder 3

McNeill, Susan, 1985

Box 19, Folder 4

Melchert, James and Mary Ann, 1984-1997

Box 19, Folder 5-9

Meltzer, David, 1960-1998, undated

Box 19, Folder 5

1960-1968

Box 19, Folder 6

1970-1978

Box 19, Folder 7

1980-1989

Box 19, Folder 8

1993-1998

Box 19, Folder 9

Undated

Box 19, 316

Meltzer, Doug, 1977

Box 19, Folder 10

Paper

Box 316

Slide

Box 19, Folder 11

Melvoin, Sandy and Michael, 1995-2001

Box 19, Folder 12

Menafee, Sarah, 1984

Box 19, Folder 13

Menkes, John, 1985-1987

Box 19, Folder 14

[Merserman?], Oshar, 1965

Box 19, Folder 15

Meyer, Anita and John, 1998

Box 19, Folder 16

Meyer, Tom, 1965

Box 19, Folder 17

Miedzinski, Charles, 1988-1991

Box 19, Folder 18

Miller, Frank, 1996

Box 19, Folder 19

Miller, George, 1977

Box 19, Folder 20

Miller, Gregory, 1979-1981

Box 19, Folder 21

Miller, Harriet, 1985-1986

Scope and Content Note

Herms' supervisor at the Junior Arts Center.
Box 20, Folder 1

Miller, Larry, 1979

Box 20, Folder 2

Mills, Paul, 1980

Box 20, Folder 3

Mills, Ron, 1979

Box 20, Folder 4

Mollett, Michael (L.A. Dada), 1980-1982

Box 20, 22, 316

Morehead, Cathy, 1977-1983

Box 20, Folder 5-8

Papers

Scope and Content Note

Folder 8 is SEALED in Cathy Morehead's lifetime per George Herms' request.
Box 22, Folder 1

Sketch in pen

Box 316

Color photographs

Box 20, Folder 9

Moso, Laurel, 1975

Box 20, Folder 10

Murdoch, Bob, 1974-1976

Box 20, Folder 11

[Mussman?], Toby, 1967

Box 20, 316

Myers, Ricky, undated

Box 20, Folder 12

Papers

Box 316

Color photograph

Box 20, Folder 13

Naton, Paul, 1986

Box 20, Folder 14

Naumann, Francis, 1990

Box 20, Folder 15

Nelson, Rolf (Rolf Nelson Gallery), 1965-1966, undated

Box 20, Folder 16

Newborg, Carol, 1984

Scope and Content Note

Ceramicist who participated in the Jacaranda Festival.
Box 20, Folder 17

Newland, Joseph, 1992

Scope and Content Note

Collector who purchased works from Herms' Moonlight Exhibition at the Ambassador Hotel.
Box 21, Folder 1

Newton, Richard (collector), 1969-1970

Box 21, Folder 2

Nicholson, Natasha, 1984

Box 21, 316

Nix, Marilyn, 1996

Box 21, Folder 3

Papers

Box 316

Color photograph

Box 21, Folder 4

Nodal, Al, 1988

Box 21, Folder 5

Noguchi, Mary, 1981

Box 21, 316

Northrup, Philo, 1994

Box 21, Folder 6

Papers

Box 316

Color photographs

Box 21, Folder 7

Norton, Bob, 1974, undated

Box 21, Folder 8

Norton family, 1994, undated

Box 21, Folder 9

Nowack, Wayne and Jean, 1966-1969

Box 21, Folder 10

Obrist, Hans Ulrich (Museé d'Art Moderne), undated

Box 21, Folder 11

O'Donell, K.A., 1996

Box 21, Folder 12

O'Flynn, Thomas, 1997

Box 21, Folder 13

O'Hamura, Arthur, 1977

Box 21, Folder 14

O'Shea, Terry, 1967

Box 21, Folder 15

Ouichi, Squid, 1985-1998

Box 21, Folder 16

Paine, Stephen, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Collector who purchased Clearspring (Love Press Book).
Box 21, Folder 17

Patchen, Miriam, 1999

Box 21, Folder 18

Patterson, Nancy, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes typewritten poems sent to Herms.
Box 21, Folder 19

Paull, Peter, undated

Box 21-22, 316

Peterson, Brian, 1968-1996, undated

Box 21, Folder 20-22

Papers

Scope and Content Note

See also box 22, folder 2 for related artworks.
Box 22, Folder 2

Two artworks from correspondence

Scope and Content Note

See also box 21, folder 22 for related correspondence, post-dated 12 Oct 1970.
Box 316

Video prints

Box 23, Folder 1

Pettibone, Richard, 1989

Box 22-23

Pickens, Jean Paul and Mary Ann, 1967, undated

Box 23, Folder 2

Papers

Box 22, Folder 3

Collage

Box 23, Folder 3

Pickens-Solem, Kayanne, 1998

Box 23, Folder 4

Pillera, Crissi and Camille, 1966

Box 23, Folder 5

Pincus, Robert, undated

Box 23, Folder 6

Pinkins, Caitlin, 1992

Box 23, Folder 7

Plagens, Peter, 1999

Box 23, Folder 8

Pope, Just, 1965-1978

Box 23, Folder 9

Portner, Dinah Berland, 1980

Box 23, Folder 10

Prichard, C.R., 1994

Box 23, Folder 11

Prokopoff, Stephen, 1975-1977

Scope and Content Note

Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago from 1971 to 1977.
Box 23, 316

Quinn, Joan and John, 1984-2000

Box 23, Folder 12

Papers

Box 316

Color photographs

Box 23, 316

Rainey, Bill, 1994

Scope and Content Note

Student at UCLA.
Box 23, Folder 13

Papers

Box 316

Color photograph

Box 23, Folder 14

[Ransahoff?], Karen, 1975

Box 23, Folder 15

Rappeport, Stuart, 1998

Box 23, Folder 16

Reed, John, 1976-2000

Box 23, Folder 17

Reth, John, 1999

Box 23, Folder 18

Richer, Arthur and Betty, 1962-1993

Box 23, Folder 19

Robinsons, Mary and David, 1987-1988, undated

Box 23-24, 316

Romero, Idell T. (Aya), 1957-2001, undated

Scope and Content Note

Romero also signed her name as Terata and Araya. Materials include some correspondence from both Elias (Lee) and Idell Romero.
Box 23, Folder 20

1957-1959

Box 23, Folder 21

1965-1968

Box 24, Folder 1

1970-1978

Box 24, Folder 2

1993-2001

Box 24, Folder 3

Undated

Box 316

Color photographs, undated

Box 24, Folder 4

Rosenthal, Rachel, 1973, undated

Box 24, Folder 5

Rowan, Bob, 1980

Box 24, Folder 6

Rowe, Sandra, 1985

Box 24, 317

Ruscha, Edward (Ed) and Danna, 1985-1999

Box 24, Folder 7

Papers

Box 317

Slides

Box 24, Folder 8

Ryan, Jackie, 1966-1998

Scope and Content Note

Sang at Pixie and George Herms' wedding in 1998.
Box 24, Folder 9

Sackner, Marvin, 1984

Box 24, Folder 10

Saindon, Carol, 1979-1982

Box 24, Folder 11

Sallenbach, James, undated

Box 24, Folder 12

Sargent, Richard, 1967

Box 24, Folder 13

Sarkisian, Paul, 1963-1978

Box 24, Folder 14

Schaffner, Ruth, 1981, undated

Box 24, Folder 15

Schifrin, Arnold, 1984, undated

Box 24, 317

Schlessinger, Norma, 1995

Box 24, Folder 16

Papers

Box 317

Color photograph

Box 24, Folder 17

Schneemann, Carolee, 1990

Box 24, Folder 18

Schönrock, Peter, 1996

Box 24, Folder 19

Schröeder, John, 1976-1982

Box 24, Folder 20

Schuess, Andy, 1981-1982

Box 24, Folder 21

Schulze, Michael (assemblage artist), 1991

Box 24, Folder 22

Schwartz, Therese, 1972

Box 25, Folder 1

Scibella, Tony, 2001

Box 25, Folder 2

Seemayer, Stephen, 1980

Box 25, Folder 3

Segura, Phyllis, undated

Box 25, Folder 4

Seitz, William and Irma, 1961-1985

Box 25, Folder 5

Sellen, Michael, 1984

Box 25, Folder 6

Selvage, Anthony Keith, 1972

Box 25, Folder 7

Shapiro, Michael, 1992

Box 25, 317

Shepherd, Elizabeth, 1989

Box 25, Folder 8

Papers

Box 317

Slides

Box 25, Folder 9

Shimshak, Robert Harshorn (collector), 1993-1996

Box 25, 317

Silber, Annette, 1985

Box 25, Folder 10

Papers

Box 317

Color photographs

Box 25, 317

Simic, Charles, 1988-2000

Box 25, Folder 11

Papers

Box 317

Color photographs

Box 25, 317

Simon, Steven, 1990

Box 25, Folder 12

Papers

Box 317

Color photographs

Box 25, Folder 13

Sinclaire, Mehara, 1998

Box 25, Folder 14

Sing, Laura, 1981

Box 25, Folder 15

Slavin, Robert and Laurie, 1965-1992

Box 25, Folder 16

Smith, Barbara, 1975, undated

Scope and Content Note

Collector who purchased I remember batman.
Box 25, Folder 17

Smith, Earl Birch, 1996

Scope and Content Note

Participated in the Found Object Show.
Box 25, Folder 18

Smith, Robert, 2001

Box 25, Folder 19

Solnit, Rebecca, 1988-1990

Box 25, Folder 20

[Southard?], Sally, 1984

Box 25, 317

Spencer, Beth, 1993

Box 25, Folder 21

Papers

Box 317

Color photographs

Box 25, Folder 22

Spratt, Frederick (Frederick Spratt Gallery), 1998-1999

Box 25, Folder 23

St. Juste, Sandy, 1979

Box 25, Folder 24

Ste. Marie, Paul, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Visual Arts curator at the Long Beach Gallery.
Box 25, Folder 25

Stein, Jean (collector), 1996

Box 25, Folder 26

Steinhardt, Alice, 1984

Box 25, Folder 27

Stevens, Linda (collector), 2000

Box 25, Folder 28

Stevens, Victoria, 1988, undated

Box 25, Folder 29

Stewart, Albert, 1989

Box 25, Folder 30

Stewart, Timothea, 1980-1981

Box 25, 317

Stockwell, Dean, 1968-1974

Box 25, Folder 31

Papers

Box 317

Color photographs

Box 25, Folder 32

Stodder, John, 1979-1992

Box 25, Folder 33

Stofflet, Fred, undated

Box 25, Folder 34

Stuart, Annette, undated

Box 25, Folder 35

Sullivan, Jack, 1983

Box 25, Folder 36

Sussman, Deborah, undated

Box 25, Folder 37

Swan, Edna and Wally, 1966

Box 26, Folder 1

Tamblyn, Russ and Bonnie, 1973-2000

Scope and Content Note

Russ is also credited as Russel Tamblyn and Russell Irving Tamblyn.
Box 26, Folder 2

Tanner, Warren, 1983-1985

Box 26, Folder 3

Teed, Tom and Beverly, 1966-1970, undated

Box 26, Folder 4

Teraoka, Masami, 1980-1984

Box 26, Folder 5

Teresa, Mark, 1995

Scope and Content Note

Student at Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture.
Box 26, 317

Teske, Edmund, 1966-1996

Box 26, Folder 6

Papers

Box 317

Color photographs

Box 26, Folder 7

Thomas, Frank J., 1977-1999

Box 26, Folder 8

Thornton, Ruth, undated

Scope and Content Note

Gaylyn Grace's grandmother.
Box 26, Folder 9

Thornycroft, Ann, 1981

Box 26, Folder 10

Tigerman, Emily, 1997

Box 26, Folder 11

Tucker, Barri, 1968

Box 26, Folder 12-13

Turnbull, Betty and Glenn, 1965-1994

Scope and Content Note

Betty was a curator at the Newport Harbor Beach Museum (now Orange County Museum of Art) who later became a co-owner of Turnbull, Lutjeans and Kogan Gallery.
Box 26, Folder 14

Turnbull, Mark and Leslee, 1984

Box 26, Folder 15

Turner, Richard, 1985

Box 26, Folder 16

Uphorn, Dorothy, 1965

Box 26, Folder 17

Valentine, Jinna and DeWain, 1986, undated

Box 26, 317

Vallance, Jeffrey, 1980-1991

Box 26, Folder 18

Papers

Box 317

Color photographs

Box 26, Folder 19

Van Duren, Case, 1987

Box 26, Folder 20

Van Liew, Jerry, 1966, undated

Scope and Content Note

Collector who purchased Kiss Theater.
Box 26, Folder 21

Vangelisti, Paul, 1989

Box 27, Folder 1

Wagner, Gordon and Virginia, 1965-1988, undated

Box 27, Folder 2

Wagstaff, Christopher, 1975

Box 27, Folder 3

Wagstaff, Samuel, 1966

Box 27-28, 317

Walberg, Christopher, 1977-2001, undated

Box 27, Folder 4

1977-1979

Box 27, Folder 5-6

1980-1988

Box 27, Folder 7-11

1990-1999

Box 28, Folder 1

2000-2001

Box 28, Folder 2

Undated

Box 317

Color photographs, undated

Box 28, Folder 3

Watson, Steven, 1995-1999

Box 28, Folder 4

Weber, Nancy, 1981

Box 28, Folder 5

Weiss, Ruth, 1963-1999

Box 28, Folder 6

Westerman, H.C., 1968

Box 28, Folder 7

Wheeler, Janel, 1988, undated

Box 28, Folder 8

White, John and Sylvia, 1981

Box 28, 317

White, Robin, 1963

Box 28, Folder 9

Papers

Box 317

Color photographs

Box 28, Folder 10

White, Saul (Temple of Man), 1989

Box 28, Folder 11

Wickman, Patty and Tim, 1987

Box 28, Folder 12

Wiese, Michael, undated

Box 28, Folder 13

Wilder, Nicholas (Nicholas Wilder Gallery), 1975

Box 28, Folder 14

Wilpert, Karin, undated

Box 28, 317

Wilson, Campbell, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Student at UCLA.
Box 28, Folder 15

Papers

Box 317

Color photograph

Box 28, Folder 16

Wingo, Michael, 2001

Box 28, Folder 17

Wolf, Laura, 1994

Box 28, Folder 18

Wood, Beatrice, 1988

Box 28, Folder 19

Worden, John, 1967

Box 28, Folder 20

Wright, Dion, 1965

Box 28, Folder 21

Yao, John, 1992-1994

Box 28, Folder 22

Zimmerer, Kathy, 1986

Box 28, Folder 23-25

Zlotnick, Diana, 1965-1998, undated

Scope and Content Note

Collector who purchased Cross and Astropoet Paul Mistrie (donated to MOCA). Materials include some newsletters.
Box 22, 29-35, 317

Miscellaneous, 1950-2002, undated

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence is comprised of unsigned letters and postcards, generic greeting cards, announcements, invitations and exhibition mailers.
Box 29, Box 1

1950-1958

Box 29, Folder 2

1961-1965

Box 29, Folder 3

1966

Box 29, Folder 4

1967

Box 29, Folder 5

1968-1969

Box 29, Folder 6

1970-1972

Box 29, Folder 7

1973-1974

Box 29, Folder 8

1975

Box 29, Folder 9

1976

Box 30, Folder 1-6

1977-1981

Scope and Content Note

Includes a black and white photo of Herms and colleagues by photographer John Sasso.
Box 22, Folder 4

1981

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Ruth (last name unknown).
Box 30, Folder 7

1982

Box 30, Folder 8

1983-1984

Box 31, Folder 1-3

1985

Box 31, Folder 4

1986-1987

Box 31, Folder 5

1988

Box 31, Folder 8

1990

Box 32, Folder 1

1991

Box 32, Folder 2-3

1992

Box 32, Folder 4

1993

Box 32, Folder 5-6

1994

Box 37, Folder 7

1995

Box 32, Folder 8

1996

Box 33, Folder 1-2

1997

Box 33, Folder 3

1998

Box 33, Folder 4

1999

Box 33, Folder 5

2000

Box 33, Folder 6

2001-2002

Box 34-35

Undated

Scope and Content Note

Box 35, folder 5 includes a black-and-white photograph of Herms. Box 35, folder 6 includes wedding materials for Joseph and Bonnie (last name unknown). Wedding performed by Herms.
Box 317

Color photographs and slides, undated

 

Series II. Professional correspondence, 1962-2005, undated

Physical Description: 10.59 linear feet (25 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence relating to Herms' lectures, invitations to participate in exhibitions, business letters from museums and galleries most prominently L.A. Louver Gallery and Kathy Lucoff Fine Arts; Herms' public art proposals to the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and the City of Santa Monica; letters about Moon Dial; and Herms' applications for fellowships to various institutions.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically with undated materials, mailers and empty envelopes at the end.
 

Letters,

Box 36, Folder 1

1962

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter from the Pasadena Museum of Art regarding damages to "Macks."
Box 36, Folder 2

1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes a mailer from Norman Rose bookstore. Herms along with Alexander, Meltzer and Arthur Richer used to work at the bookstore's warehouse.
Box 36, Folder 3

1966-1967

Box 36, Folder 4

1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter from Molly Barnes Gallery.
Box 36, Folder 5

1970-1971

Box 36, Folder 6

1972-1973

Box 36, Folder 7-8

1974

Scope and Content Note

Includes some correspondence from B. Dalton Bookseller.
Box 36, Folder 9-10

1975

Box 37, Folder 1

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst application, 1975

Box 37, Folder 2-4

1976

Box 37, Folder 5

National Endowment for the Arts, 1977

Box 37, Folder 6

1977

Box 37, Folder 7-10

1978

Box 38, Folder 1

1979

Box 38, Folder 2-5

1980

Box 38, Folder 6-9

1981

Box 39, Folder 1-2

1982

Box 39-40

American Academy in Rome, 1982-1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes subsequent letters, mailers and newsletters from the Academy from the 1980 to 2002.
Box 39, Folder 3-10

1980s

Box 40

Subsequent correspondence

Box 41, Folder 1

1983

Box 41, Folder 2-5

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 1983-1984

Box 41, Folder 6

National Endowment for the Arts, 1984

Box 41, Folder 7-10

1984

Box 42, Folder 1-5

1985

Box 42, Folder 6-8

1986

Box 43, Folder 1

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc., 1987

Box 43, Folder 2-3

1987

Box 43, Folder 4-6

1988

Box 44, Folder 1-6

1989

Scope and Content Note

Herms' draft proposal to Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, LACTC.
Box 44, Folder 7-10

1990

Box 45, Folder 1-2

Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, 1990

Box 45, Folder 2-8

1991

Scope and Content Note

California Community Foundation (J. Paul Getty Fund for Visual Arts).
Box 46

1992

Scope and Content Note

Applications for J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. and National Endowment for the Arts.
Box 47

1993

Box 48, Folder 1-6

1994

Box 48, Folder 7-10

1995

Box 49, Folder 1-7

1996

Scope and Content Note

Walker Art Center talk regarding The Berman Peace, included in the exhibition, Beat Culture and the New America.
Box 50, Folder 1-4

1997

Box 50, Folder 5-10

1998

Scope and Content Note

Tie It On Event at the Bloomingdale's Newport Beach correspondence with color photograph.
Box 51, Folder 1-4

1999

Scope and Content Note

Proposal for the L.A. Art Association.
Box 51, Folder 6-8

2000

Box 52, Folder 1-4

2001

Box 52, Folder 5-6

2002

Box 52, Folder 7

2005

Box 52, Folder 8-9

Undated

Box 317

Color photographs, undated

Box 52-53

Mailers, 1965-2000, undated

Box 52, Folder 10

1960s

Box 52, Folder 11-12

1970s

Box 53, Folder 1-4

1980s

Box 53, Folder 5-9

1990s

Box 54, Folder 1

2000s

Box 54, Folder 2-4

Undated

Box 54-59

Empty envelopes, 1962-2001, undated

Box 54, Folder 5-8

1960s

Box 55

1970s

Box 56

1980s

Box 57, Folder 1-8

1990s

Box 57, Folder 9

2000s

Box 58-59

Undated

 

Series III. Journals and working notes, 1960-2009

Physical Description: 8.42 linear feet (13 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)

Scope and Content Note

Series III contains the notes, reflections, and daily materials that Herms refers to as comprising a snapshot of his brain. Often there are handmade calendars, astrological charts, and poetry. Some journals pertain to a specific project and may therefore overlap with Series IV. Project and exhibition files. Phone numbers, business appointments, and grocery lists appear in this series when found in combination with drawings or other artistic content, while exclusively mundane materials are more likely filed under Series X. Personal.

Arrangement note

Arranged in chronological order by year. Where the artist was not able to assign a specific year, he indicated the decade, as, for example, 1960s, or sometimes mid-1960s, or late-1960s. These files are grouped at the beginning of a given decade.
Box 60

1960s

Box 65

1960-1969

Box 66

1970s, 1970

Box 67

1971-1974

Box 68

1974-1978

Box 69

1978-1979

Box 70

1980-1981

Box 71

1982-1986

Box 72

1986-1989

Box 73

1990-1993

Box 74

1994-1996

Box 75

1996-1999

Box 76

2000-2009, undated

Flatfile 1**

Astrological chart of the 20th century, undated

 

Series IV. Project and exhibition files, 1958-2001, undated

Physical Description: 56.1 linear feet (55 boxes, 38 flatfile folders)

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the artwork that Herms has produced for some fifty years. It contains files for projects such as public sculptures, as well as individual works on paper, photographs of work or work series, photographs of exhibitions, object lists and arrangements for exhibitions, photographs by Herms and occasionally of Herms, where the piece in question is part of a collaborative project with a photographer, such as James Fee. There is some overlap between this series and Series III. Journals, which may also contains notes and sketches for art projects. Series VI. Tap City Circus and Series VII. Love Press, also contain project files, and Series IV. inevitably contains Love Press material. The judgement as to where a given file should be categorized has been largely the artist's decision.

Arrangement note

This series is arranged in chronological order. Herms often supplied the date of a given work or suggested a decade, such as the 1960s, or the late 1960s. These files are placed at the beginning of each decade, that is, preceding a specific date, such as 1962. Within each annual date, materials have been arranged in the following sequence: photo-based artwork, photographs of artwork, poetry, assorted/mixed media. Note that not every year contains material in each of these categories. Files from 1958 to 1980 have been cataloged in greater detail. Nearly half of the project files contain color photographs, negatives, or otherwise sensitive materials stored separately from the paper-based portion of the archive. Oversize boxes and flat file folders hold artwork such as collages, silkscreen prints, drawings, and paintings. Most of these large works are undated.
Box 75, 318, 351*, 356*

1958-1959

Box 318, Folder 1

Photographs of artwork: President is Dead

Box 75, 351*, 356*

Assorted/mixed media

Box 75, Folder 1

Self-portrait

Box 75, Folder 3

Portrait

Box 75, Folder 2

Rasputin room materials? (1959-1960)

Box 351*, 356*

Jubilee drawings and paintings

Box 75, 76, 318

1960s

Box 75, 318

Photo-based artwork

Box 75, Folder 4

Small photos/photocollage

Box 318, Folder 2-4

Negatives

Box 75, Folder 5

Louise and Nalota

Box 75, Folder 6

Abstraction

Box 75, Folder 7

Photocollage

Box 75, Folder 8

Diane Di Prima

Box 75, Folder 9

Ray Johnson and Louise

Box 75, Folder 10

Louise and mattress spring

Box 75, 318

Photographs of artwork

Box 75, Folder 11

Unidentified collages

Box 318, Folder 5

Hall of Saints

Box 75, Folder 12

Balls series

Box 75, Folder 13

Herms work shot by Wallace Berman

Box 75, Folder 14

Leo Box with Louise and Nalota

Box 75, Folder 15

Assemblages

Box 75, Folder 16

Taurus Box

Box 75, Folder 17

Aquarian Urn (cut-out)

Box 75, Folder 18

Assemblage

Box 75, Folder 19

No trespassing

Box 75, Folder 20

Saturn Collage

Box 75, Folder 21

Spit drawing

Box 75, Folder 22

Assemblage/double exposure

Box 75, Folder 23

Crest?

Box 75, Folder 24

Herms in studio

Box 76, Folder 8-10

Poetry

Box 76

Assorted/mixed media

Box 76, Folder 1

Enamel drawings

Box 76, Folder 2

Crow quill drawing

Box 76, Folder 3

Cover of Jack Hirshman's Blake

Box 76, Folder 4

Spit drawing

Box 76, Folder 5

Sketchbook

Box 76, Folder 6-7

Assorted

Box 76, Folder 11

Meat market

Box 76, Folder 12

New Mirror of Vanities

Box 76, Folder 13-14

Angel's Faint

Box 76, Folder 15

Donuts for Duncan

Box 76, Folder 16

Mongrelita

Box 76, Folder 17

The Vanishing Point

Box 76, Folder 18

Government (print)

Box 76, Folder 19

Poem/prints

Box 76, Folder 20

Full Moon Rite

Box 76, Folder 21

Sign

Box 76, 318

1960

Box 76

Photo-based artwork

Box 76, Folder 22

Double-exposures

Box 76, Folder 23

Ocean; doily

Box 76, 318

Photographs of artwork

Box 318, Folder 6

The Poet

Box 318, Folder 7

Hemorrage Throne

Box 76, Folder 24

Five highs

Box 76

Poetry

Scope and Content Note

See also flat file folder 2**.
Box 76, Folder 25

Various

Flatfile 2**

The God of Foxes has birthed a cub (poem for Nalota)

Box 76

Assorted/mixed media

Box 76, Folder 26

Collage/Christmas card

Box 76, Folder 27

Rolf Nelson Gallery tombstone

Box 77, 318, 350

1961

Box 77, 318, 350

Photographs of artwork

Box 77, 350

Batman Gallery Exhibition

Box 77, Folder 1-4

Photographs

Box 350, Folder 1

Digital images, undated

Box 77, Folder 5

Swing 'N Nail

Box 318, Folder 10

Marcel please do chomp on this (1961-1962)

Box 77, Folder 6-7

Poetry

Box 77, 318

1962

Box 77, Folder 8

Photo-based artwork: Chapel Abyss Cross

Box 77, 318

Photographs of artwork

Box 77, Folder 9

Burpee seed catalog

Box 77, 318

Temple of the Sun

Box 77, Folder 10

Black-and-white

Box 318, Folder 11

Color

Box 318, Folder 12

Assemblages

Box 77, Folder 10

Assorted/mixed media: List of works, Aura Gallery

Box 77

1963

Box 77

Photographs of artwork

Box 77, Folder 12

July 1234567...

Box 77, Folder 13

Battle of Mill Creek

Box 77, Folder 14

Feather Rooney (1963-1964)

Box 77, Folder 15

The Holy Family (1963-1964)

Box 77, Folder 16

Poetry

Box 77

Assorted/mixed media

Box 77, Folder 17-18

Hymn's Delight

Box 77, Folder 19

Exhibition loan form

Box 77

1964

Box 77, Folder 20

Poetry

Box 77

Assorted/mixed media

Box 77, Folder 21

Price list of works (1964-1965)

Box 77, Folder 22

Label

Box 78, 318

1965

Box 78, 318

Photo-based artwork

Box 78, Folder 1-2

Louise and Nalota Herms

Box 78, Folder 3

Hymn's Delight

Box 78, Folder 4

Birth announcement

Box 318, Folder 14

Jack Hirschman (negatives)

Box 78, 318

Photographs of artwork

Box 78, Folder 5

Capricorn Box and Pisces Box

Box 78, Folder 6

Untitled assemblage

Box 78, Folder 7

After Magic Cool

Box 78, Folder 8

Everything is OK

Box 78, Folder 9

Five Highs

Box 78, Folder 10-11

Putrefaction

Box 78, Folder 12

Aquarian Urn

Box 78, Folder 13

Sagittarius Box

Box 78, Folder 14

Iris firewater collages

Box 318, Folder 15

Loosely scaled model of the universe

Box 318, Folder 16

Foshay

Box 78

Assorted/mixed media

Box 78, Folder 15

Desire Caught by the Tail

Box 78, Folder 16-17

Spring Visions

Box 78, Folder 18

Announcement for Elias Romero concert

Box 78,318

1966

Box 78, Folder 20

Photo-based artwork: Double exposure of nude woman

Box 78, 318

Photographs of artwork

Box 78, Folder 21

Continuous variations

Box 318, Folder 17

Assemblage boxes, black-and-white negatives

Box 78, Folder 22

Poetry

Box 78, Folder 23-24

1967: Assorted/mixed media

Box 78, Folder 23

Dunk-a-luck

Box 78, Folder 24

Three moons over Manhattan

Box 78, 318

1968

Box 78, Folder 25

Photo-based artwork: Horse with butterfly wings

Box 78, 318

Photographs of artworks

Box 78, Folder 26

Assorted

Box 318, Folder 19

Wooden moonbeams

Box 78, Folder 27

Poetry: Long Beach poetry reading

Box 78, Folder 28-29

Assorted/mixed media

Box 78

1969

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 3** and 4**.
Box 78, Folder 30-32

Photo-based artwork

Box 78, Folder 30

Nude Herms with pole for Foggy Wagons 1969

Box 78, Folder 31

Diane Di Prima for Hymns Delight 1969

Box 78, Folder 32

Doily for Hymns Delight 1969

Box 78, Folder 33-35

Photographs of artworks

Box 78, Folder 33

Assorted works

Box 78, Folder 34

The Cosmic Urge

Box 78, Folder 35

Reed Live

Box 78, Folder 36-40

Assorted/mixed media

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 3** and 4**.
Box 78, Folder 36-37

Faithquake planning

Box 78, Folder 39

Faithquake opening

Box 78, Folder 40

Molly Barnes Holiday Show and Exhibition (1969-1970)

Flatfile 3**

Moonbeams, original drawings mounted on board, for Faithquake exhibition

Flatfile 4**

Ink drawing of man/priest on board; Son, ink drawing on board

Box 79, 318, 352*, 353*, 357*, 360*.

1970s

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 10**-12**.
Box 79, 318

Photo-based artwork

Box 79, Folder 1

George and Louise Herms

Box 318, Folder 22

Margaret Nielsen

Box 318, Folder 26

Book plates as negative photoprints

Box 79, Folder 2-7

Photographs of artwork

Box 79, Folder 2

Works from Streaming

Box 79, Folder 3

Tarzan Feathers

Box 79, Folder 4

A Way of Life

Box 79, Folder 5

Assemblage works

Box 79, Folder 6

Headstone

Box 79, Folder 7

Assemblage works

Box 318, Folder 21

Pisces Dancers

Box 318, Folder 23

L.A. Dadafest installation

Box 318, Folder 25

Effluvia and collage

Box 79, Folder 8-12

Poetry

Box 79, Folder 8

After landing humanity...

Box 79, Folder 9

Dflyab, Gagaku and I confess

Box 79, Folder 10

As in basketball

Box 79, Folder 11

Poetry and list related to Egg of Night

Box 79, Folder 12

Poem for Louise

Box 79

Assorted/mixed media

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 10**, 11**, and 12**.
Box 75, Folder 13-30

Various

Flatfile 10**, 11**, 12**

Balls effluvia

Box 352*, 353*, 357*

Collages, test prints, drawings, effluvia

Box 360*

Coffee filter pieces, hair pieces, collage/assemblages

Box 80, 318

1970

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 5*.
Box 80, Folder 1-2

Photo-based artwork

Box 80, Folder 1

Hymns Delight

Box 80, Folder 2

Photograph of Ginger

Box 80, 318

Photographs of artworks

Box 80, Folder 3

Holiday exhibition and sale

Box 318, Folder 27

Herms studio

Box 318, Folder 28

Western Gate Ripple

Box 80, Folder 5-9

Assorted/mixed media

Scope and Content Note

See also flat file folder 5**.
Box 80, Folder 5

Western Gate Ripple

Box 80, Folder 6

Collage

Box 80, Folder 7

Angel Paint drawing

Box 80, Folder 8

Drawing of the Earth

Box 80, Folder 9

Hard Core Porn

Flatfile 5**

Headstone series, drawing on board and collage/drawing on board

Box 80, Folder 4

Poetry: Poem for Sonny Rollins

Box 80, 318

1971

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 6**.
Box 318, Folder 29

Photographs of artworks: Assorted works, black-and-white negatives

Box 80, Folder 10-14

Assorted/mixed media

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 6**.
Box 80

Palm Songs

Box 80, Folder 10

Small pieces

Flatfile 6**

Round prints gang-mounted on black boards (1969-1971)

Box 80, Folder 11

Sabian Exercises

Box 80, Folder 12

Showdown at Fork Tongue Canyon

Box 80, Folder 13

Trickle

Box 80, Folder 14

Waiting for George

Box 81, 318

1972

Box 81, 318

Photographs of artwork

Box 81, Folder 1

Surrealism is Alive

Box 81, Folder 2

Live Jazz

Box 318, Folder 30

Black-and-white negatives of a work, and of Herms

Box 81, Folder 3-11

Assorted/mixed media

Box 81, Folder 3-6

Cal State L.A.

Box 81, Folder 7

West Coast group show, Crocker

Box 81, Folder 8

The State of Landscape group show, Newport

Box 81, Folder 9

Pseudo-obsidians sketch

Box 81, Folder 10

Sketch (1972-73)

Box 81, Folder 11

Nick Wilder gallery (1972-1973)

Box 82, 318

1973

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 7**, 8**, 9**.
Box 82, Folder 1-2

Photo-based artwork

Box 82, Folder 1

Streaming theater piece

Box 82, Folder 2

Herms with Michael McClure at UC Davis opening

Box 318, Folder 31

Photographs of artwork in Herms studio (1973-79)

Box 82, Folder 3

Poetry: Typhoon Paper Poems (1973-79)

Box 82, Folder 4-13

Assorted/mixed media

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 7**, 8**, 9**.
Box 82, Folder 4

KPFK folio with Herms cover

Box 82, Folder 4-6

Nick Wilder gallery

Box 82, Folder 7-12

UC Davis show

Box 82, Folder 13

Prometheus Society

Flatfile 9**

Egypt , Lithograph, dirty, not stamped, unsigned

Flatfile 7**

Striding man with stars, Oral sex, ink drawings (1973-1974)

Flatfile 8**

Egypt, Dial-a-vision, Downtown, Thine Eyes, Lithographs, signed artist proofs (1973-74)

Box 83

1974

Box 83, Folder 1-3

Photographs of artwork: Bizarre Stars (1974-75)

Box 83, Folder 4-8

Assorted/mixed media

Box 83, Folder 4

LACMA Rental Gallery

Box 83, Folder 5-6

Poets of the Cities show

Box 83, Folder 7

Streaming Balls

Box 83, Folder 8

On 39th birthday conceptualism is born statement

Box 83

1975

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 13**-16**.
Box 83, Folder 9

Photo-based artwork: photograph of Herms in studio (1975-1976)

Box 83, Folder 10-11

Poetry

Box 83, Folder 10

Astropoet statement, Pseudonymphia

Box 83, Folder 11

Poem regarding Neil Young Sequoia film

Box 83, Folder 12-26

Assorted/mixed media

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 13**-16**.
Box 83, Folder 12-13

Catalyst

Box 83, Folder 14

Collage and Assemblage in Southerm California

Box 83, Folder 15

Exploding the Cube

Box 83, Folder 16

Other Voices

Box 83, Folder 17-19

Pseudonymphia

Box 83, Folder 20

Sigmund Fletcher blimps created on Love Press

Box 83, Folder 21-22

Quartet performance

Box 83, Folder 23-25

Sequoia film with Neil Young

Box 83, Folder 26

Jan Butterfield interview

Flatfile 13**

Collage made from parinted papers, dirt, hair

Flatfile 14**, 15**, 16**

Effluvia prints on heavy stock

Box 84

1976

Box 84, Folder 1

Poetry: Black Ace

Box 84, Folder 2-8

Assorted/mixed media

Box 84, Folder 2

What's Happening in L.A. Art?

Box 84, Folder 3

San Antonio

Box 84, Folder 4

Folies Bizarre

Box 84, Folder 5

Choke magazine

Box 84, Folder 6

Caracas video project

Box 84, Folder 7

Sabian Exercises drawings

Box 84, Folder 8

Invitation to dinner honoring Nick Wilder

Box 84, 318

1977

Box 84, Folder 9

Poetry: The tonic of fuller

Box 84, Folder 10-26

Assorted/mixed media

Box 84, Folder 10

Elsane

Box 84, Folder 11

Teragram

Box 84, Folder 12

Tar and feather

Box 84, Folder 13

Collections lists

Box 84, Folder 14

A Conversation With George Herms by Susan Larsen

Box 84, Folder 15

Untitled collage

Box 84, Folder 16

Word Works, press release

Box 84, Folder 17

Untitled collages

Box 84, Folder 18-20

Unbeknownst

Box 84, Folder 21

Essay on photography

Box 84, Folder 22-23

Trickle

Box 84, Folder 24

Paintings and Sculpture in California, SF MOMA

Box 84, Folder 25

Caberet Voltaire project

Box 84, Folder 26

List of Herms collectors

Box 318, Folder 32

Photos of artwork:Trickle

Box 85, 318

1978

Box 85, Folder 1

Photo-based artwork: George Herms portraits for Prometheus Archives

Box 85, 318

Photographs of artworks

Box 85, 318

Beauty assemblage

Box 85, Folder 2

Black-and-white

Box 318, Folder 24

Negative

Box 318, Folder 33

Polaroids and negatives of sculptures

Box 85, Folder 3-20

Assorted/mixed media

Box 85, Folder 3

Realism-Points of View discussion materials

Box 85, Folder 4

100+ Current Directions in Southern California show

Box 85, Folder 5

Deja Vu show

Box 85, Folder 6

Southern Exposure show

Box 85, Folder 7

Sculpture 78 show

Box 85, Folder 8

The Perfect Meal

Box 85, Folder 9

Wizzie and Clod

Box 85, Folder 10

CSUF loan form

Box 85, Folder 11

Untitled print

Box 85, Folder 12

Backdown town

Box 85, Folder 13

A Painting Show, Mt. San Antonio

Box 85, Folder 14

Light towers from within collage

Box 85, 318

1979

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 17**.
Box 85, Folder 15-16

Photographs of artworks

Box 85, Folder 15

The Poet, 1960 work with 1978 collector documentation

Box 85, Folder 16

The Alcove of Beginnings

Box 318, Folder 34

Western Gate Ripple

Box 318, Folder 36

Color polaroids of collage works

Box 318, Folder 35

Photo-based artwork: Prometheus

Box 85, Folder 17-28

Assorted/mixed media: Prometheus Archives

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 17**.
Box 86, 319

1980s

Box 86, 319, 365*

1980

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 18** and 19**.
Box 87, 320

1981

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 20-23**.
Box 88, 320

1982

Box 88, 320

1983

Box 89, 320

1984

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 24**, 25**, 26**.
Box 90-91, 320

1985

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 27** - 28**.
Box 92-93, 320

1986

Box 93, 320

1987

Box 94, 320

1988

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 29** and 30**.
Box 95-96, 321, 348

1989

Box 96, 322, 323

1990s

Box 96, 323

1990

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 31**.
Box 96, 323

1991

Box 97, 324

1992

Box 97-98, 324

1993

Box 98, 324

1994

Box 98, 325-327

1995

Box 99, 327

1996

Box 99, 327

1997

Box 99, 328-329, 349

1998

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 32** and 33**.
Box 99, 329

1999

Box 100, 330

2000-2001

Box 101, 330

Miscellaneous, undated

Box 354*, 355*, 358*, 359*, 361*-364*

Assorted oversize artwork, undated

Flatfile 34-39**

Assorted untitled double oversize artwork, undated

Box 318

Slides of artwork,

Box 318, Folder 8-9

1960-1994

Box 318, Folder 13

1963-1990

 

Series V. Research materials, 1913-2009, undated

Physical Description: 7.3 linear feet (18 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this series is a collection of newspaper, journal and magazine clippings with some featuring Herms' friends and artists such as Dennis Hopper, Walter Hopps, Man Ray, Betty Asher, Jack Kerouac, Masami Teraoka, Billy Al Bengston, Ed Moses, Charles Simic and Frank Gehry. Also included are photocopied materials, a few store catalogs, and black-and-white photographs relating to Herms' projects and interests.

Arrangement

Arranged in two subseries. First subseries is arranged chronologically with undated materials at the end. Second subseries is arranged alphabetically based on topics, most as originally labeled by Herms.
 

Series V.A. By dates, 1961-2009, undated

Physical Description: 5.2 linear feet (14 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Comprises clippings from various newspaper, journals and magazines featuring artists and their works.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically with undated materials at the end.
Box 102, Folder 1

1961

Box 102, Folder 2

1965

Box 102, Folder 3

1968

Box 102, Folder 4

1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes an article from L.A. Times featuring Llyn Foulkes and family in Eagle Rock.
Box 102, Folder 5-6

1970

Box 102, Folder 7

1971

Box 102, Folder 8-9

1972

Scope and Content Note

Includes a photocopy of Avalanche featuring Vito Acconci in the Fall of 1972.
Box 102, Folder 10

1973

Box 102, Folder 11

1974

Box 102, Folder 12

1975

Box 103, Folder 1

1976

Box 103, Folder 2-3

1977

Box 103, Folder 4

1978

Box 103, Folder 5

1979

Box 103, Folder 6-7

1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes a photocopy of "Breaking the Silence: An Interview with Bruce Nauman" by Joan Simon from Art in America.
Box 103, Folder 8-9

1981

Box 103, Folder 10-11

1982

Box 104, Folder 1-2

1983

Box 104, Folder 3-5

1984

Box 104, Folder 6-8

1985

Box 105, Folder 1-3

1986

Scope and Content Note

Includes article featuring Ronald G. Robertson's "Assemblage" in L.A. Times and art collector Marcia Simon Weisman.
Box 105, Folder 4-5

1987

Box 106

1989

Box 107

1990

Box 108, Folder 1-4

1991

Scope and Content Note

Includes article on Chris Burden's Vietnam Memorial piece and Christo's Umbrellas.
Box 108, Folder 5-7

1992

Scope and Content Note

Includes Debby Doolittle's drawing on "The One Nine Special Editiditditidition" and Art Week's "Circumstantial Evidence: Robert Duncan: A Poet's Art at UC Berkeley," by Jack Foley.
Box 109, Folder 1-4

1993

Scope and Content Note

Includes Newsweek's "The Long Run to Venice: Louise Bourgeois lights up a dreary biennale," by Peter Plagens. Article in L.A. Times about Larry Walters.
Box 109, Folder 5-8

1994

Box 110

1995

Box 111, Folder 1-3

1996

Box 111, Folder 4-8

1997

Box 112

1998

Scope and Content Note

Includes a clipping of L.A. Times' "On to a New Canvas," by Susan Freudenheim, an article about Rachel Rosenthal.
Box 113

1999

Box 114, Folder 1-4

2000

Box 114, Folder 5-6

2001

Box 114, Folder 7

2002-2009

Box 115

Undated

Scope and Content Note

Flying Saucer by Paul Moller, Milestone Biography of Robert Irwin by William Wilson, Sculpture Salutes Plaza's Past by Herman Wong, an article about Isamu Noguchi and Square Kids Acting Round, an article about the Beatniks.
 

Series V.B. By topics, 1913-2002, undated

Physical Description: 3.2 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Includes excerpts from publications and clippings relating to Herms' interests.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically with miscellaneous files at the end.
Box 116, Folder 1

Abstract and avant-garde, 1980-1989

Box 116, Folder 2

Archives, 1975-1996

Box 116, Folder 3

Assemblage, 1977-2002

Box 116, Folder 4-6

Astrology, 1967-1988

Box 116, Folder 7

An auto-biography of a site investigation, undated

Box 116, Folder 8

Basic supplies for graphics, undated

Box 116, Folder 9

Binding, 1985

Box 116, Folder 10

Bio-rhythm calculation, 1977

Box 116, Folder 11

Boli, 1983

Box 116, Folder 12

Brain, 1996

Box 116, Folder 13-14

Cinema Guild, 1953-1965

Box 116, Folder 15

The Color of Post Production, undated

Box 116, Folder 16

Decades iconic representation, 2000

Box 117, Folder 1

Fatherhood and child rearing, 1981-1984

Box 117, Folder 2

"From origin to influence and beyond," 1985

Box 117, Folder 3-4

Heroes, 1988-1997

Box 117, Folder 5

Hopi culture, 1967-1969, undated

Box 117, Folder 6

Human population growth, 1988

Box 117, Folder 7

Human rights, 1988-1999

Box 117, Folder 8

Jazz, 1997-2002

Box 117, Folder 9

Language, 1975

Box 117, Folder 10

List of museums for potential placement for work, undated

Box 117, Folder 11

Marcel Duchamp, 1960-1968

Box 117, Folder 12

Medical devices, 1913-1923

Box 117, Folder 13

Notes on Odin Redon, undated

Box 117, Folder 14

Paul Gauguin, 1981

Box 117, Folder 15

Phaleg, 1961

Box 117, Folder 16

Philosophy and esoteric knowledge, 1965, undated

Box 118, Folder 1-2

Public art, 1985-1997

Box 118, 331

Rome poems, undated

Box 118, Folder 3

Papers

Box 331

Color photograph and slides

Box 118, Folder 4

"The Rejuvenation," undated

Box 118, Folder 5

Sax Rohmer, undated

Box 118, Folder 6-7

Santa Monica College of Design and Architecture course reader, 1984-1991

Scope and Content Note

Course taught by Diane Buchler.
Box 118, Folder 8

Science and technology, 1987-1990

Box 118, Folder 9

Song of the Hittites, undated

Box 118, Folder 10

Spirituality, 1972, undated

Box 118, Folder 11

Stealth works, 1990

Box 118, Folder 12

Study for unknown sculpture, undated

Box 118, Folder 13

Surrealism, 1929-1952

Box 118, Folder 14

Syzygial, undated

Box 118, Folder 15

Triangles, 1970, undated

Box 118, Folder 16

Van de Weyden's "Portrait of a Lady," 1953, undated

Scope and Content Note

Painting formed component of Macks.
Box 118, Folder 17

Watt's tower, 1984-1985

Box 118, Folder 18

World machine sentences, undated

Box 118, 331

Miscellaneous, undated

Box 118, Folder 19

Black and white photographs and demo disk

Box 331

Color photograph of a desert landscape

 

Series VI. Tap City Circus, 1960-2002, undated

Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet (1 box, 1 flatfile folder)

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material, often produced by Herm's Love Press, that Herms used in his nearly annual fundraising events. Essentially auctions, or raffles, to help sustain the artist and his family, these were invitation events where Herms would sell common household items along with art work, often to the accompaniment of music, and in general festivity. The name of the event evolved over time in continuous word play, from raffle to roofle, baffle, rawful, ruffle, earful, and eyeful. The series contains silkscreened or handprinted invitations, announcements, tickets, and other ephemera, along with photographs.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order by year.
Box 119

Assorted signs, lists, cards, prints, 1960-2002

Flatfile 40**

Rawful sign and number board, undated

 

Series VII. Love Press, circa 1959- circa 2002

Physical Description: 4.17 linear feet (10 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the press that Herms created, initially as a hand press to print visual poetry. Most of the files contain examples of work Herms produced with the press, along with test prints, templates, or raw materials. Various versions of the press's mailing list appear in the files, along with some financial records and product brochures. This series overlaps significantly with Series IV. Work files, and the decision as to where a given item is filed was generally Herms'.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order by year.
Box 120-129

1959-2002

Box 130-136

Series VIII. Teaching materials, 1976-2001, undated

Physical Description: 2.91 linear feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of class rosters, correspondence, students' essays, Herms' teaching notes, yearbooks and photographs documenting Herms' teaching positions.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically with miscellaneous materials at the end. Major academic institutions' files are further arranged, usually with administrative files, including class rosters and instructor's evaluations, correspondence such as students' letters to Herms and school memoranda and teaching notes.
Box 130, Folder 1-5

California State University, Fullerton, 1978-1979

Box 130, Folder 1-4

Administrative

Box 130, Folder 5

Correspondence

Box 130, Folder 6

Claremont College, 1988

Box 130, Folder 7

Junior Arts Center, 1987

Box 130, Folder 8

Marcia Weisman Art Collecting Class, 1989

Box 130, Folder 9

Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997

Box 131, Folder 1

Mount Holyoke College, undated

Box 131, Folder 2

Otis College of Art and Design, 1980-1998

Box 131, Folder 3

Riverside Art Center and Museum, 1982

Box 131-133

Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture, 1990-2000, undated

Box 131, Folder 4-8

1990-1991

Box 131, Folder 4-5

Administrative

Box 131, Folder 6

Teaching notes

Box 131, Folder 7-8

Correspondence

Box 131, Folder 9-10

Students' statements of purpose

Box 132

1992-1993

Box 132, Folder 1-3

Administrative

Box 132, Folder 4

Correspondence

Box 132, Folder 5-6

Students' statements of purpose

Box 132, Folder 7

Yearbook

Box 133, Folder 1-3

1994-1995

Box 133, Folder 1

Administrative

Box 133, Folder 2

Correspondence

Box 133, Folder 3

Yearbook

Box 133, Folder 4-6

1996-1997

Box 133, Folder 4

Administrative

Box 133, Folder 5-6

Correspondence

Box 133, Folder 7-10

1998-1999

Box 133, Folder 7-8

Administrative

Box 133, Folder 9

Notes

Box 133, Folder 10

Correspondence

Box 133, Folder 11

2000, undated

Box 134, Folder 1-3

University of California, Irvine, 1976

Box 134, Folder 1

Administrative

Box 134, Folder 2

Notes

Box 134, Folder 3

Correspondence

Box 134-135

University of California, Los Angeles, 1980-1991

Box 134-135

1980-1981

Box 134, Folder 4-8

Administrative

Box 134, Folder 9-10

Correspondence

Box 135, Folder 1

Proposed graduate curriculum

Box 135, Folder 2

Credentials

Box 135, Folder 3

Notes

Box 135, Folder 11-12

1990-1991

Box 135, Folder 11

Administrative

Box 135, Folder 12

Correspondence

Box 135, Folder 4

1984-1985

Box 135, Folder 5-9

1988-1989

Box 135, Folder 5-8

Administrative

Box 135, Folder 9

Notes

Box 135, Folder 10

Correspondence

Box 136, Folder 1-5

University of California, Santa Diego, 1985

Box 136, Folder 1

Administrative

Box 136, Folder 2

Notes

Box 136, Folder 3-4

Correspondence

Box 136, Folder 5

Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs for undergraduate festivals.
Box 136, Folder 6-7

University of Denver, 1981

Box 136, Folder 6

Administrative

Box 136, Folder 7

Correspondence

Box 136, Folder 8

Western Illinois University, 1977

Box 136, Folder 9

Miscellaneous, 1980-2001

Scope and Content Note

Includes undated and unknown teaching notes and administrative files and Pixie Herms' teaching files.
Box 136, Folder 10

Students information, 1978-1997, undated

Scope and Content Note

Files containing students' personal information such as grades, home addresses and telephones numbers are SEALED from 2009 to 2084 in accordance to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Box 137-146

Series IX. Artworks, circa 1960- circa 1980, undated

Physical Description: 8.32 linear feet (10 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Three-dimensional artworks by Herms and colleagues.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically.
Box 137

[Casting resins and hair?], undated

Box 138

[Colored clays and crayons?], undated

Box 139

[Do more... do it better?], undated

Box 139

[Joker?], undated

Box 140

September Is Song, undated

Box 141

Score, 1981

Box 142

Louise as Aphrodite for George by Lawrence and Patricia Jordan, 1960

Box 143

Untitled by Louis Goodman, undated

Scope and Content Note

Ladle?
Box 144

Untitled by Louise Herms, undated

Scope and Content Note

Embroidered shirt.
Box 145

Untitled by Carol Saindon, undated

Box 146

Unidentified, undated

 

Series X. Personal, circa 1935 - circa 2003

Physical Description: 30.32 linear feet (62 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)

Scope and Content Note

This series contains evidence of the artist's everyday life, including his financial papers, bills, and receipts; his children's school papers and art work; lists of phone numbers and groceries; phone messages; and an array of miscellaneous items, from wedding pictures to divorce papers, maps to medical records.

Arrangement note

Arranged in seven groups of material, and in chronological order by year within each group. Materials cataloged under Assorted, are generally dated, while material in other groupings may not be.
Box 147-165

Financial, 1965-2001

Physical Description: (19 boxes)
Box 166-177, 236, 348

Assorted, circa 1935 - circa 2003

Physical Description: (14 boxes)
Box 166

Address books and lists 1964-1980s

Box 166, Folder 31

1964: Date book used as address book

Box 168, Folder 10

1970: George and Louise Herms family address book

 

1980s

Box 171, Folder 15

Childbirth class address list

Box 171, Folder 18

60s reunion artists address list

Box 171, Folder 4

1984: American Academy in Rome directory

Box 166

Birth certificates, 1935-1965

Box 166, Folder 1

1935: George Herms

Box 166, Folder 6

1960: Nalota Herms

Box 166, Folder 24

1965: Request for delayed certificate

Box 166-177

Black and white photographs, 1930s-1998, and undated

 

1935-1959

Box 166, Folder 2

Family photographs with George as child, late 1930s-late 1940s

Box 166, Folder 3

Louise Herms and Helen Stoller, mid 1950s

 

1960s

Box 166, Folder 8

George Herms in the nude

Box 166, Folder 9

Suzanne

Box 166, Folder 10

Karin and Lawrence in Malibu

Box 166, Folder 13

Louise, Nalota and Lily Herms with Marge Curtis and Jeannie DiPrima in New York

Box 166, Folder 16

Decayed photographs of unknown subjects

Box 166, Folder 28

George and Lily Herms in Topanga

Box 166, Folder 29

Louise Herms

Box 166, Folder 30

Nalota Herms in Topanga

Box 167, Folder 12

George and Louise in Topanga

Box 166, Folder 7

1961: Nalota Herms as baby

Box 166, Folder 12

1963: Nalota Herms as a child

Box 166, Folder 14

1964: back window of Herms' Topanga studio with children looking out

 

1965

Box 166, Folder 18

George, Louise and Lily Herms

Box 166, Folder 19

George Herms hanging nude from tree

Box 166, Folder 20

Lily Herms with pregnant Louise

Box 166, Folder 21

Louise Herms with children

Box 166, Folder 23

Nalota on Reed Herms memorial rock

Box 166, Folder 25

Unidentified woman

Box 167, Folder 1

1966: Lily Herms

Box 167, Folder 4

1967: Nalota and Lily Herms in Topanga

 

1969

Box 167, Folder 9-11

Herms family

Box 167, Folder 13

Century plant in bloom at Topanga

 

1970s

Box 168, Folder 5

George posed as Durer and wearing egg crate crown

Box 168, Folder 6

Lily Herms with friend in photo booth

Box 167, Folder 2

1970: George Herms half nude as Paul Mistrie alias

Box 168, Folder 16

1972: PTA convention at Longfellow Elementary

Box 168, Folder 22

1975: George Herms and Margaret Nielsen in photo booth

 

1979

Box 169, Folder 12

George playing on bed with dog,

Box 169, Folder 13

Zeitlin photo of drawing of palm trees sent to Margaret Nielsen

Box 170, Folder 9

1983: Rome

Box 171, Folder 7

1985: Two George Herms portraits mounted as postcards

Box 172, Folder 29

1990s: George Herms portrait mounted as post card

Box 175, Folder 5, 7-8

1998: George Herms and Pixie Guerin wedding photographs

Box 177, Folder 9

Undated: Unidentified man on napkin

 

Color photographs, 1950s-2001, undated

Box 332

1960-1984

Box 333

1985-1987

Board 334

1988

Box 335

1989-1992

Box 336

1990-1994

Box 337

1995

Box 338

1996

Box 339

1997

Box 340-342

1998-1999

Box 343

2000

Box 344

2001, undated

Box 169, 172

Divorce papers, 1979-1995

Box 169, Folder 16

1979: Margaret Nielsen dissolution papers

Box 172, Folder 19, 23

1995: Gaylyn Grace divorce cover letters

Box 170, 171-172, 174

Drivers licenses, 1979-1996

Box 170, Folder 14

1979

Box 170, Folder 15

1983

Box 171, Folder 9

1987: Interim permit

Box 172, Folder 21

1995: Interim permit

Box 174, Folder 16

1996

Box 166, 168-169, 171-172, 174

Family memorabilia, 1965-1998

Box 166, Folder 22

1965: Note on death of Reed Herms

Box 169, Folder 4

1970s: Handmade flier for found dog

Box 168, Folder 14

1971: Nalota Herms flute lessons

Box 168, Folder 18

1972: Giftwrap handmade for Nalota Herms

Box 169, Folder 5

1975: Wizzie and Clod cards

Box 169, Folder 8

1977: Lily Herms report cards

Box 171, Folder 2

1984: Gaylyn Grace Social Security reminder

 

1985

Box 171, Folder 11

Birth of Graeson Wilder Herms

Box 171, Folder 12

Wilder Herms baby footprint

Box 171, Folder 22

1987: Lily Herms Humboldt State commencement

Box 171, Folder 27

1989: Birth of Aeryl Forrest Herms

Box 172, Folder 2

1990s: Wilder and Aeryl Herms library card applications

Box 172, Folder 1

1990: Woodland, California pictorial calendar

Box 172, Folder 11-13

1991: Herms family reunion and family tree

Box 174, Folder 13

1998: Aeryl Herms 9th birthday party

Box 167-169, 171, 177

Evictions, inspections and leases, 1969-2002

Box 167, Folder 8

1969: Substandard property notification, Topanga

Box 168, Folder 17

1972: Eviction papers, Topanga

 

1980s

Box 169, Folder 29

Property inspection, Military Avenue, Venice

Box 171, Folder 16

Inspection report, Military Avenue, Venice

Box 171, Folder 19

1986: Building inspection notice

Box 171, Folder 29

1988: Property lease cover letter

Box 177, Folder 6

2002: Eviction, 1001 East First, L.A.

Box 166, 168, 171-172

Medical, 1965-1992

Box 166, Folder 17

1965: Blood donation

Box 168, Folder 9

1970: Louise Herms hospital admission

Box 171, Folder 14

1985: George Herms lung infection

Box 172, Folder 1

1992: Aeryl Herms childhood evaluation

Box 168, 174

Passports, 1974-1997

Box 168, Folder 20

1974

Box 174, Folder 5

1979, 1997

Box 167-172, 174, 177

Travel documents and souvenirs, 1967-2000

Box 167, Folder 5

1967: Itinerary for Canada, Amsterdam, Spain, Africa and South America

Box 168, Folder 13

1971: California map

Box 168, Folder 21

1974: Trip to Britain, France and Netherlands

 

1975

Box 168, Folder 23

Joshua Tree family camping trip

Box 168, Folder 24

Grand Canyon

Box 169, Folder 1

San Francisco

 

1977

Box 169, Folder 6

Southwestern U.S. road trip

Box 169, Folder 7

Macombe, Illinois

Box 169, Folder 14

1978: Western U.S. map

Box 169, Folder 14-15

1979: European trip with Margaret Nielsen

 

1980

Box 169, Folder 1

Indianapolis

Box 169, Folder 24

La Fonda and Rosarito

Box 169, Folder 25

New York City

 

1981

Box 170, Folder 2

San Francisco trip with Cathy Morehead

Box 170, Folder 3

Grand Canyon

 

1982

Box 170, Folder 4

L.A. to Denver road trip

 

1983

Box 170, Folder 6-8, 10-11

Rome, Italy

Box 170, Folder 11-12

Pennsylvania to L.A. road trip with Gaylyn Grace

Box 171, Folder 20

1986: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Box 171, Folder 23

1987: South Coast Botanical Gardens

Box 171, Folder 26

1988: New York City and Boston

Box 172, Folder 27

1980s: Big Sur and Bellingham

Box 172, Folder 14

1991: San Jose

Box 172, Folder 16

1992: Portland, Oregon

Box 172, Folder 17

1993: Wilder Herms trip to Denver

Box 172, Folder 22, 24-25

1995: New York City and Massachusetts

 

1996

Box 174, Folder 2

Minneapolis Walker Art Center

Box 174, Folder 3-4, 6

San Francisco

Box 174, Folder 7

1997: Catalina Island trip with Pixie Guerin

 

1998

Box 174, Folder 12

Huntington Library

Box 174, Folder 14

Wilder and Aeryl Herms trip to Portland, Oregon

Box 174, Folder 15

San Francisco

 

2000

Box 174, Folder 1, 8

Sequoia family camping trip

Box 177, Folder 3

Amsterdam

Box 166-167, 171-172, 175-176

Weddings, 1950s-1998

Box 166, Folder 4-5

1960s: Brass wedding rings

Box 167, Folder 5

1968: Vows by Herms for Neil and Susan Young

Box 171, Folder 5

1984: Marriage to Gaylyn Grace

Box 172, Folder 8

1990: Wedding performed by Herms for Reinlieb and Edwards

Box 175-176

1998: Marriage to Pixie Guerin

Box 166-174, 177

Varia, 1962-2002 and undated

 

1960s

Box 168-171, 174, 177

Business cards

Box 167, Folder 2

Cancelled stamps

Box 166, Folder 27

Lock box combination

Box 166-172, 174, 177

Notes, doodles and other paper artifacts

Box 166, Folder 11

1962: Flier for a general strike

 

1966

Box 167, Folder 2

Customs declaration, Billy Jahrmarkt

Box 167, Folder 3

Topanga business directory

Box 167, Folder 7

1968: Ronnie folder with calendar pages and poetry

Box 168, Folder 12

1971: Clinometer

Box 168, Folder 15

1972: Voter registration

Box 169, Folder 17

1979: OC certificate of merit for Thomas Garver

 

1980

Board 169, Folder 28

Desk planner, unused

Box 169, Folder 23

Table seating card for Cathy Morehead

Box 169, Folder 26

Temporary car license plate

Box 171, 174

1982: Membership cards

Box 169, 171

1984: Los Angeles Olympics Games tickets

Box 171, Folder 21

1987: Martin Luther King paper fan

Box 172, Folder 9

1990s: Home-made paper hat

Box 172, Folder 18

1993: Traffic ticket issued to Herms

Box 172, Folder 20

1994: Sign, visit by Dennis Hopper and Jean Stein

Box 174, Folder 1

1996: Termination of parking agreement

Box 173

1998: Invitation on rainbow scarf

 

2000

Box 177, Folder 2

Obituary for horse trainer, Edwin Gregson

Box 177, Folder 4

Wilder Herms in studio, laser print

Box 178-179, 366*-368*

Children's art, circa 1965 - circa 1995

Physical Description: (2 boxes, 6 oversize boxes)

Scope and Content Note

See also flat file folders 41** and 42**.
Box 180-182

School papers, circa 1970 - circa 2002

Physical Description: (3 boxes)
Box 183-186

Notes, circa 1960 - circa 2000

Physical Description: (4 boxes)
Box 187-188

Parent Teacher Association (PTA), 1971-1995

Physical Description: (2 boxes)
Box 189-190

Telephone message books, 1994-2001

Physical Description: (2 boxes)
 

Series XI. Clippings and biography files, 1967-2000, undated

Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The series comprises of newspaper, journal and magazine clippings about George Herms and his works.

Arrangement

Arranged in two subseries.
 

Series XI.A. Biography files, 1975-2000

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Contains Herms' work applications universities; several curricula vitae; biographies written by other people, some with Herms' annotations; lists of collectors, shows and works compiled over the years.

Arrangement note

Arranged topically.
Box 193, Folder 1-3

Curricula vitae, 1976-1996

Box 193, Folder 4

Herms' biography, 1975-2000

Scope and Content Note

Written by others including an excerpt from "Assemblage in California," written by John Copland, Fidel Danieli's essay about Herms for Artweek and comments from children.
Box 193, Folder 5

Lists of shows and works, 1980-1993

Box 193, Folder 6

List of collectors, 1986-1997

Box 193, Folder 7-9

Applications, 1992-1996

Scope and Content Note

Applications to U.C. Davis, U.C. Irvine and Yale University.
 

Series XI.B. Clippings, 1967-2000, undated

Physical Description: 1.1 linear feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings from newspapers and journals featuring Herms and his works.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically with undated materials at the end.
Box 193, Folder 10

1967

Box 193, Folder 11

1969

Box 193, Folder 12

1970

Box 193, Folder 13

1972

Scope and Content Note

Includes an article featuring Herms and Effluvia.
Box 193, Folder 14

1973

Box 193, Folder 15-16

1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes Environment and The New Art: 1960-1975 that described Herms "Alive Box" commissioned by Bill Hillman.
Box 193, Folder 17

1976-1977

Box 193, Folder 18-19

1978

Box 194, Folder 1

1979

Box 194, Folder 2-3

1981

Scope and Content Note

Includes three copies of Artists News, Vol.4 No.4, with Love Press logo on the cover, an article on Herms' "Scores" installation at the University of Denver and reviews of Collage and Assemblage at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
Box 194, Folder 3

1982-1983

Box 194, Folder 4

1984

Scope and Content Note

Includes several articles on MacArthur Park.
Box 194, Folder 5

1985-1986

Box 194, Folder 6

1987

Box 194, Folder 7

1988

Box 194, Folder 8-9

1989

Scope and Content Note

Includes a California Artists Calendar featuring Herms' "Song for Hope," mixed media, 1987 and several articles on "Moon Dial."
Box 194, Folder 10

1990

Box 194, Folder 11

1991

Box 195, Folder 1

1992

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Metaphors for the human spirit" from the San Francisco Examiner, "Sixty-six Things About the California Assemblage Movement" by Michael McClure from Artweek and "George Herms: The Secret Archives," by Peter Frank from LA Weekly.
Box 195, Folder 2

1993-1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Love and Rubbish," by Ken Johnson from Art in America, "George Herms; The Secret Handwriting of Eternity," by Rosetta Brooks from ArtSpace.
Box 195, Folder 3

1995

Scope and Content Note

Includes a review of Shooter, 1980 and Worlds in a Box exhibition.
Box 195, Folder 4

1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes review for Balcony, 1994 and "The Beats at The Whitney" by John Grady.
Box 195, Folder 5

1997

Scope and Content Note

Includes several reviews of Sunshine Noir: Art in L.A., 1960-1975.
Box 195, Folder 6

1998-2000

Box 195, Folder 7

Undated

 

Series XII. Artist Files, 1946-2002, undated

Physical Description: 26.43 linear feet (50 boxes, 20 flatfile folders)
Box 196, 346

Abeles, Kim, 1991

Box 196, Folder 1

Papers

Box 346

Slides

Box 196, Folder 2

Akawie, Tom, 1974

Box 196, Folder 3-4

Albuquerque, Lita, 1974-1994

Box 196, Folder 5

Alexander, Peter, 1974-2002

Box 196, 197

Alexander, Robert (Temple of Man), 1957-2000

Box 196, Folder 6-34

1957-1979

Box 197

1980-2000

Box 198, Folder 1

Allen, Jackson, 1975

Box 198, Folder 2

Alpert, Herb, 1990-2001

Box 198, Folder 3-4

Altoon, John, 1979-2000

Box 198, Folder 5

Antin, Eleanor, 1976-2000

Box 198, Folder 7

Arnold, Steven, [1970?]

Box 198, Folder 8

The Art Guys, 1994-2001

Box 198, Folder 9

Asher, Betty, 1994-1995

Box 198, Folder 10

Asher, Michael, 1970

Box 198, Folder 11

Atascadero, 1969

Box 199, Folder 1

Babe, Thomas, 1982

Box 199, Folder 2

Bachenheimer, Beth, 1998-2000

Box 199, Folder 3

Balanchine, George, 1983

Box 199, Folder 4

Baldessari, John, 1977-1997

Box 199, Folder 5

Barnes, Molly, 1995

Box 199, Folder 6-9

Basil, Toni, 1974-1978

Box 199, Folder 10

Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1998-1999

Box 350, Folder 2

Beat poets and Artists (diskette), 1996

Box 199, Folder 11

Beattie, Crystal, undated

Box 199, Folder 12-25

Beattie, Paul, 1961-2001, undated

Box 200, Folder 1

Bell, Larry, 1981

Box 200, 369*

Bengston, Billy Al, 1978-2001, undated

Box 200, Folder 2-3

Papers

Box 369*, Folder 1

Oversize material

Box 200, Folder 5-9

Bentley, Wilder, 1970-2001, undated

Box 200, 369*

Bereal, Ed, 1965-1990, undated

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 43**.
Box 200, Folder 10

Papers, 1977-1990

Box 369*, Folder 2

Oversize material, undated

Flatfile 43**

Church drawings, 1965

Box 200, Folder 11

Berlant, Tony, 1975-2001

Box 200, Folder 12

Berman, Tosh, 1986-1997

Box 201-202, 369*

Berman, Wallace, 1960-1997, undated

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 44** for related materials.
Box 201, Folder 1-26

Papers and mail art, 1960-1997, undated

Box 202

Radio/Aether Series, 1966-1974

Box 369*, Folder 3-5

Oversize materials, 1966-1977

Flatfile 44**

Third Los Angeles film festival poster, 1964

Box 203, Folder 1

Beuys, Joseph, 1986

Box 203, Folder 2-3

Bolin, Bart, 1950

Box 203, Folder 4

Bowen, Michael, 1973-1978

Box 203, Folder 5-6

Brach, Paul, 1983-1987

Box 203, Folder 7-8

Brakhage, Stan, 1981, undated

Box 203, Folder 9-14

Branaman, Bob, 1969-2000, undated

Box 203, Folder 15

Brice, William, 1979-2000

Box 203, Folder 16

Brittin, Charles, undated

Box 203, Folder 17

Brod, Michael, undated

Box 203, Folder 18

Brown, Frankie, 1984

Box 203, Folder 19

Brown, Joan, 1960-1999

Box 203, Folder 20

Bruce, Chris, 1976

Box 203, Folder 21

Buckley, Wayne, 1975

Box 203, Folder 22-23

Bukowski, Charles, 1970, undated

Box 203, Folder 24-26

Burden, Chris, 1971-1989

Scope and Content Note

Artist files contain the work of more than 200 artists, and include manuscripts, small works of art, printed matter, posters, and photographs. Artists represented in this series overlap considerably with those in Series I.Correspondence, as they are largely the California artists and writers who were and are Herms' friends and colleagues.

Arrangement

Arranged in alphbetical order by the artists' last names.
Box 203, Folder 27

Bureal, Ed, undated

Box 203, Folder 28

Burkhardt, Hans, 1997-1998

Box 203, Folder 29

Burroughs, William, 1990-1996

Flatfile 45**

Byers, James Lee, A White paper will blow through the streets, 1964

Box 204, Folder 1

Caja, Jerome, 1994-1999

Box 204, Folder 2

Calder, Alexander, 1984, undated

Box 204, Folder 3-4

Cameron, 1964, undated

Box 204, Folder 5

Caputo, Mauro, 2001

Box 204, Folder 6

Card, Greg, 1970-1982

Box 204, Folder 7

Caroompas, Carole, 1974-1984

Box 204, Folder 8

Carr, Peter, 1969

Flatfile 46**

Caruthers, John, 1975

Box 204, Folder 9

Cavialle, 1991

Box 204, Folder 10

Cheng, Carl, 1988

Box 204, 345

Cheng, Kai Bob, 1990

Box 204, Folder 11

Papers

Box 345

Slide

Box 204, Folder 12

Christo, 1976-1980

Box 204-205

Conner, Bruce, 1960-2001

Box 204, Folder 13-30

1960-1978

Box 205

1981-2001

Box 206, Folder 1

Copley, Bill, 1993-1996

Box 206, Folder 2

Cornell, Joseph, undated

Box 206, Folder 3

Cousins, Norman, 1976

Box 349, Item V-2

Cragg, Tony, undated

Box 206, Folder 4

Crowley, Aleister, undated

Box 206, Folder 5

Crumb, Robert, undated

Box 206, Folder 6

Crutchfield, William, 1982

Box 206, 369*

Curtis, Ron, 1960, undated

Box 206, Folder 7

Papers, undated

Box 369*, Folder 6

Oversize material, 1960

Box 206, Folder 8

Cypis, Dorit, 1997-1998

Box 207, Folder 1

D'Agnenica, Jill, 1994

Box 207, Folder 2

Danieli, Fidel, 1975-1977

Box 207, Folder 3

David, Tina, 1994

Box 207, Folder 4

Davidson, Rick, 1990

Box 369, Folder 7

Davis, Ron, 1967

Box 207, Folder 5

Dawson, Diane, 1979

Box 207, Folder 6

De Brier, Sampson, 1995

Box 207, Folder 7-8

DeFeo, Jay, 1985-1997

Box 207, 369*

Delap, Tony, 1975-1988

Box 207, Folder 9

Papers, 1976-1988

Box 369*, Folder 7

Oversize material, 1975

Flatfile 47**

Della Francesca, Piero, poster undated

Box 209, Folder 1

Dill, Guy, 1977-1986

Box 209, Folder 2-3

Dill, Laddie John, 1974-2001

Box 209, Folder 4

Dillon, Paul, 1979-1984

Box 209, Folder 5

Dine, Jim, 1985

Box 207-208

DiPrima, Diane, 1964-2000

Box 207, Folder 10-16

1964-1969

Box 208

1970-2000

Flatfile 48**

Disney studios, "Haunted mansion" movie poster, undated

Box 209, Folder 6

Dossi, Ugo, 1974-1975

Box 209, Folder 7-8

Doyle, Kirby, 1963-1964

Box 209, Folder 9-10

Duchamp, Marcel, 1978

Box 209, Folder 11

Dull, Harold, 1958

Box 209, Folder 12

Duncan, Robert, 1972-1988

Box 210, Folder 1-3

Eatheron, Tom, 1966-1991, undated

Box 210, Folder 4

Eden, William, 1991

Box 210, Folder 5

Edge, Anne E., 1980

Box 210

Edge, Doug, 1970-1989

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 49**
Box 210, Folder 6

Papers, 1989

Flatfile 49**

Poster, 1970

Box 210, Folder 7

Edwards, Greg, 1998-1999

Box 210, Folder 8

Ernst, Max, 1975

Box 210, Folder 9

Factor, Betty and Monte, 1962

Box 210, Folder 10

Fee, James, 1996-1998

Box 210, Folder 11

Felger, Richard, 1971-1973

Box 210, Folder 12

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1999

Box 210, Folder 13

Fiorello, Sabato, 1976-1987

Box 210, Folder 14

Flavin, Dan, 1977-1995

Box 210, Folder 15

Fles, John, 1966-1970

Box 210, Folder 16

Flores, Elsa, 1985-1993

Box 210, Folder 17

Flores, Gene, 1980-1982

Box 211, Folder 1-4

Foley, Jack, 1960-1996

Box 211, Folder 5-8

Foulkes, Llyn, 1966-1998, undated

Box 211, Folder 9-10

Fram, Michael, 1967-1968

Box 211, Folder 11

Frame, John, 1984-1999

Box 211, Folder 12

Francis, Matt, 1989-1998

Box 211, Folder 13-14

Francis, Sam, 1978-1999

Box 211, Folder 15

Francis, Sid, 1970

Box 211, Folder 16

Frank, Peter, 1975

Box 211, Folder 17

Frankenthaler, Helen, 1989

Box 211, Folder 18

Frey, Viola, 1986-1990

Box 211, Folder 19-20

Friedman, Ken, 1977-1979, undated

Flatfile 50**

Fulton, Hamish, 1978

Box 212, Folder 1-2

Gach, Gary, 1970-1974

Box 212, Folder 3

Garner, Philip, 1983-1986

Box 212, Folder 4-6

Gehry, Frank, 1984-2001

Box 212, Folder 7

Geib, Dona, 1991

Box 212, Folder 8

Gilbert, John, undated

Box 212, Folder 9

Gilbert, Neil (Christopher), undated

Box 212, Folder 10

Gilhooly, David, 1977-1994

Box 212, Folder 11

Gilles, Myranda, 1987

Box 212, Folder 12-13

Ginsberg, Allen, 1975-1997

Box 212, Folder 14

Gleason, Mat, 2000

Box 212, Folder 15

Glovaski, Douglas, 1998

Box 231, Folder 4-5

Gogh, Vincent Van 2000-2001

Box 212, Folder 16

Goldenstein, Jack, 1972

Box 212, Folder 17

Goode, Joe, 1972-2002

Box 212, Folder 18

Goodman, Laska, 1970

Box 212, Folder 19

Gould, Peter, 1995

Box 212, Folder 20

Gowin, Wolf, 1994

Box 212, Folder 21-24

Graham, Robert, 1977-2000

Box 212, Folder 25-27

Gray, Bill, 1972-1997, undated

Box 212, Folder 28

Gregory, Robert, 1987

Box 212, Folder 29-30

Grieger, Scott, 1977-1993

Box 212, Folder 31

Gronk, 1978-1991

Box 212, Folder 32

Grooms, Red, 1987-1990

Box 213, 345-346

Guerin, Pixie, 1993-1998, undated

Box 213

Papers

Box 345-346

Color photographs and negatives

Box 214, Folder 1

Hardy, Don Ed, 1997-2000

Box 214, Folder 2

Hedrick, Wally, 1976-1994

Box 214, Folder 3

Hefferton, Phil, undated

Box 214, Folder 4-6

Heiserman, Jerry, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Also known as Hassan and Oskar Heiserman.
Box 214, Folder 7

Herman, Erich, undated

Box 214, Folder 8-16

Herms, Louise, 1960-1970

Box 214, Folder 17

Herms, Polly, undated

Flatfile 51**

Herold, Rick, 1969

Box 214, Folder 18-19

Hershman, Lynn, 1975-1998

Box 214, Folder 20

Higgins, Dick, 1966-1987

Box 215

Hirschman, Jack, 1972-2001, undated

Box 216, Folder 1

Hockney, David, 1976-2001

Box 216, Folder 2

Holland, Diane, 1997

Box 216, Folder 3

Holland, Tom, 1965-1989

Box 216, Folder 4

Holste, Tom, 1976-1985

Box 216, Folder 5

Hopkins, Henry, 1997-1998

Box 216, Folder 6-21

Hopper, Dennis, 1973-2001, undated

Box 216, Folder 22

Hopper, Edwards, 1980

Box 216, Folder 23-24

Hopps, Walter, 1976-2001

Box 216, Folder 25

Houston, Bruce, 1972-1987

Box 217, Folder 1-6

Idell (Aya Romero), 1963-1988

Box 217, Folder 7

Ikegawa, Shiro, 1978

Box 217, Folder 8

Indiana, Robert, 1968

Box 217, Folder 9-11

Irwin, Robert, 1970-1994

Box 217, Folder 12

Jackson, Richard, 1980-1992

Box 217, Folder 13-20

Jahrmarkt, William, 1965-1967

Box 217, Folder 21

Janz, Robert, 1977

Box 217

Jess, 1951-1993

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 52**.
Box 217, Folder 22-24

Papers, 1951-1993

Flatfile 52**

Posters, 1967

Box 217, Folder 25

Johns, Jasper, 1978

Box 217, Folder 26-27

Johnson, Ray, 1960-2002

Box 217, Folder 28

Jones, Allen, 1982

Box 217, Folder 29

Jordan, Larry, [1960?]

Box 349, Item V-3

Judd, Donald, undated

Box 218, Folder 1

Kahn, Steve, 1979-1980

Box 218, Folder 2

Kallianotes, Helena, undated

Box 218, Folder 3

Kauffman, Craig, 1995, undated

Box 218, Folder 4

Kaufman, Bob, 1989

Box 218, Folder 5

Kelly, Ellsworth, 1973-1985

Box 218, Folder 6-7

Kienholz, Ed, 1974-1996

Box 218, Folder 8

Kilgour, Scott, 1988

Box 218, Folder 9-10

Kostabi, Mark, 1987-1996

Box 218, Folder 11

Kreiter, Terry, 1996-1998

Box 218, Folder 12

Kyle, Anne, 1977

Box 219, Folder 1

Lake, Larry, 1987

Box 219, Folder 2

Lawrence, Ken, 1971

Box 219, 346

Lehrman, Stuart, 1991

Box 219, Folder 3

Papers

Box 346

Slide

Box 219, Folder 4

Levitt, Peter, 1975-1979

Box 219, Folder 5

Lewitt, Sol, 1975-2000

Box 219, Folder 6

Lichtenstein, Roy, 1977-1995

Box 219, Folder 7

Linich, Billy, 1966

Box 369, Folder 8

Lloyd, Gary, 1987

Box 219, Folder 9

Lowen, Barry, 1985

Box 219, Folder 10

Lynch, David, 1987-1995

Box 220, Folder 1

MacLise, Angus, 1974

Box 219, Folder 8

Mac Low, Jackson 1975

Box 220, Folder 2-6

Margolis, William, 1948-1999

Scope and Content Note

Includes several books of poems, most notably A Book of Touch.
Box 221, Folder 7

Mason, Petri, 1969

Box 369, Folder 8

Matarazza, Francine, 1987

Box 221, Folder 1-6

Martin, Don, 1950-1991

Box 221, Folder 8

Mayo, Alberta, 1987

Box 221, Folder 9

McClure, Amy Evans, 1998-1999

Box 221, 348

McClure, Michael, 1960-1999, undated

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 53** and 54**.
Box 221, Folder 10-38

Papers, 1961-1999

Box 348, Item C-3

Reading at the Lion House, circa 1960

Flatfile 53**

Muscled Appl eSwift poster, undated

Flatfile 54**

Love Lion Lioness poster, undated

Box 222, Folder 1

McCraken, John, 1993

Box 222, Folder 2

McMillen, Michael, 1977-1980

Box 222, Folder 3

Meek, Park, 2000

Box 222, 346

Meltzer, David, 1959-1990, undated

Box 222, Folder 5-22

Papers

Box 346

Color photograph

Box 222, Folder 23

Meltzer, Doug, 1990

Box 222, Folder 4

Menefee, Sarah, 1993

Box 223, Folder 1-3

Michiline, Jack, 1976-1995

Box 346

Microlux, Wallace Heaton, 1990

Box 223, 369*

Miller, George, 1971-1977

Box 223, Folder 4

Papers, 1977

Box 369*, Folder 8

Oversize material, 1971

Box 223, Folder 5

Miro, Joan, 2001

Box 223, Folder 6-7

Mollett, Michael, 1979-1980

Box 223, Folder 8

Moore, Henry, 1977

Box 223, Folder 9-11

Morehead, Cathy, 1980-1993

Box 223, Folder 12

Morgan, Lee, undated

Box 223, Folder 13

Moses, Ed, 1976-2002

Box 223, Folder 14

Motherwell, Robert, 1977-1999

Box 223, Folder 15

Murrill, Gwynn, 1972-1987

Box 349

Musicians and vocalists, assorted (LPs), 1960-1990?

Box 224, 369*

Nauman, Bruce, 1973-1993

Box 224, Folder 1-2

Papers, 1973-1993

Box 369*, Folder 9

Oversize material, 1975

Box 224, Folder 3

Neil, Al, 1972

Box 224, Folder 4

Neri, Manuel, undated

Box 224, Folder 5

Neruda, Pablo, 1991

Box 224, Folder 6

Nevai, Andrew, 1978

Box 224, Folder 7

Newton, Helmut, 1976

Box 224, Folder 8

Nicholson, Natasha, 1977-1983

Box 224, Folder 9-19

Nielsen, Margaret, 1970-1995

Box 224, Folder 20

Nodal, Al, 1987

Box 225, Folder 1-2

Okulick, John, 1976-1987

Box 225, Folder 3

Olson, Charles, 1980

Box 225, Folder 4

Oppenheim, Meret, 1988

Box 225, Folder 5-6

Page, Ann and Richard Yokomi, 1976-1987

Box 225, Folder 7

Parker, Laura, 1991

Box 225, Folder 8

Parker, Ray, 1970

Box 225, Folder 9-10

Perkoff, Stuart, 1970-1979

Box 225, Folder 11-15

Peterson, Brian, 1965-1972

Box 225, Folder 16

Petrie and Robie, 1970

Box 225, Folder 17

Picabia, Francis, undated

Box 225, Folder 18

Pickens, J.P., 1960

Box 348, Item C-5

Pickett, Lenny, 1987

Box 225, Folder 19-22

Pope, Just, 1959

Box 225, Folder 23

Price, Ken, 1977-2001

Box 226, Folder 1

R. E., undated

Box 226, Folder 2

Ramos, Vincent, 1995-2000

Box 226, Folder 3

Rangel, Bill, 1989

Box 226, Folder 4

Rauschenberg, Robert, 1974-2001

Box 226, 369*

Reed, John, 1974, undated

Box 226, Folder 5

Papers, 1974

Box 369*, Folder 10

Oversize material, undated

Box 226, Folder 6

Reinhardt, Ad, 1988-1991

Box 226

Richer, Arthur, 1946-1976, undated

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 55**.
Box 226, Folder 7-17

Papers 1946-1976

Flatfile 55**

Drawing, undated

Box 227, Folder 1-3

Rios, Frank T., 1982-1995

Box 227, Folder 4-5

Rivers, Larry, 1965-1991

Box 227, Folder 6

Robinson, Leo, 1980-1984

Box 227, Folder 7

Rose, Norman, 1983

Box 227, Folder 8

Rosenthal, Rachel, 1974-1990

Box 369, Folder 11

Ross, R.L., 1969

Box 227, Folder 9

Rothenberg, Erika, 1988-1994

Box 227, Folder 10

Rothenberg, Jerome, 1977

Box 227, Folder 11-12

Rudhyar, Dane, 1972

Flatfile 56**

Ruppersberg, Allen, Posters, 1988, undated

Box 227

Ruscha, Edward, 1975-2001

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 57**.
Flatfile 57**

Brave men run in my family, poster, 1984

Box 227, Folder 13

Papers, 1975-2001

Box 227, Folder 14

Ruscha, Paul, 1976

Box 228, 370*

Saar, Betye, 1973-1985

Box 228, Folder 1

Papers, 1973-1985

Box 370*, Folder 1

Oversize material, 1973

Box 228, Folder 2

Saindon, Carol, 1991

Box 228, Folder 3-4

Salerno, Michael, 1983-2000

Box 228, Folder 5

Sarkisian, Paul, 1970-1981

Box 348, Item C-4

Savage, David, undated

Box 228, Folder 6

Shapiro, Miriam, 1973-1994

Box 228, Folder 7

Schindler, Rudolf M., 1977

Box 228, Folder 8

Schnabel, Julian, 1987

Box 228, Folder 9

Schneemann, Carolee, 1994-2000

Box 228, Folder 10-12

Shroeder, John, 1974-1993

Box 228, Folder 13-14

Schuessler, Andy, 1981-1998

Box 228, Folder 15-16

Scibella, Tony, 1977-2001

Box 228, Folder 17

Seemayer, Stephen, 1976-1979

Box 228, Folder 18

Seitz, Bill, 1974

Box 228, Folder 19

Seltz, Peter, undated

Box 228

Serra, Richard, 1970-1986

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 58**.
Box 228, Folder 20

Papers, 1970-1986

Flatfile 58**

Poster, 1970

Box 370, Folder 1

Shaw, Richard, 1979

Box 228, Folder 21

Shig, 1979

Box 228, 370*

Shire, Peter, 1975-1991

Box 228, Folder 22

Papers, 1975-1991

Box 370*, Folder 2

Oversize material, 1976

Box 228, Folder 25

Shulman, Julius, 1987-2000

Box 229, Folder 1

Sidley, Milt, 1997

Box 229, Folder 2-5

Simic, Charles 1983-1989

Box 198, Folder 6

Arkatov, Jim, 1998-2000

Box 229, Folder 6

Simon, Steven Adam, 1987

Box 370, Folder 2

Smagula, Howard, 1972

Box 229, Folder 7

Smith, Alber, 1960s

Box 229, Folder 8

Smith, Alexis, 1975-1995

Box 229, Folder 9

Smith, Alver, 1985

Box 229, Folder 10

Smith, Barbara, 1965-1988

Box 229, Folder 11

Smith, Hassel, 1978-1984

Box 229, Folder 12

Smith, Jack, 1960s

Box 229, Folder 13

Snoddy, Rufus, 2001

Box 229, Folder 14

Snyder, Joan, 1976

Box 229, Folder 15

Sorenson, Don, 1976

Box 229, Folder 16

Southwell, Robert, 1952

Box 229, Folder 17

Spector, Franklin, 1976

Box 229, Folder 18

Steinitz, Kate, 1976?

Box 229, Folder 19

Stella, Frank, 1978-1995

Box 229, Folder 20

Stitt, Sonny, 1982

Box 229, Folder 21-27

Stockwell, Dean, 1966-2001

Box 229, Folder 28

Students of Herms, 1979-2001

Box 229, Folder 29

Surles, James, 1985

Box 230, Folder 1-2

Talbert, Ben, 1962-1975

Box 370*

Talbot, Ben, 1964-1965

Box 230, Folder 3

Tamblyn, Amber Rose, 2000

Box 230, Folder 4-9

Tamblyn, Russ, 1958-1993

Box 230, Folder 10

Tapscott, Horace, 1984-2000

Box 230, Folder 11

Tepper, Irvin, 1983-1992

Box 230, Folder 12-13

Teraoka, Masami, 1975-1999

Box 230, 350*

Teske, Edmund, 1963-2000, undated

Scope and Content Note

Also in Box 370, f.5???
Box 230, Folder 14-16

Papers, 1963-2000

Box 350*, Folder 5

Poster, undated

Box 230, Folder 17

Thiebaud, Wayne, 1978-1984

Box 230, Folder 18

Thomas, 1970

Box 230, Folder 19-21

Thomas, Frank, 1974-2001

Box 230, Folder 22

Tomlinson, Mark, undated

Box 230, Folder 23

Tree, Christopher, 1960s

Box 370, Folder 4

Tree, George, 1969

Box 230, Folder 24

Turnbull, Mark, 1981-1994

Box 370, Folder 5

Uthco, undated

Box 231, Folder 1-2

Vallance, Jeffrey, 1980-1991

Box 231, Folder 3

Vangelisti, Paul, 1980

Box 231, Folder 6-7

Various artists, 1950s-1989

Box 231, Folder 8

Viola, Bill, 1997-2001

Box 231, Folder 9

Von Euer, Judith, undated

Box 231, Folder 10

Voulkos, Peter, 1978

Box 232, Folder 1

Wagner, Bruce, undated

Box 232, 370*

Wagner, Gordon, 1968-1993, undated

Box 232, Folder 2

Papers, 1968-1993

Box 370*, Folder 6

Poster, undated

Box 232, Folder 3

Waits, Tom, undated

Box 232, Folder 4

Walden, Teresa, 1998

Box 232, Folder 5

Walker, George, undated

Box 232, Folder 6

Walsh, Zack, 1977

Box 232, Folder 7

Warhol, Andy, 1980-2002

Box 232, Folder 8

Weiner, Lawrence, 1972

Box 232, Folder 9

Weiners, John, 1965

Box 232, Folder 10

Weiss, Ruth, undated

Box 370, Folder 6

West, Jimmy, undated

Box 232, Folder 11

Westermann, H.C., 1995-2001

Box 232, Folder 12

Whalen, Philip, c.1976

Box 232, Folder 13

White, Carrie, 1994

Box 232, 346

White, Saul, 1966-2001

Box 232, Folder 14-16

Papers

Box 346

Color photographs

Box 232, Folder 17

Wieners, John, 1996

Box 232, Folder 18

Wiese, Michael, 1974-1987

Box 232, Folder 19-21

Wilder, Nicholas, 1976-1988

Box 232, Folder 22

Wilf, Andrew, 1977

Box 232, Folder 23

Williams, Guy, 1976

Box 232, Folder 24

Wingo, 1973

Box 232, Folder 25

Woellfer, Emerson, 1990-2002

Box 232, Folder 26

Wolfe, Kedric, 1995

Box 232, Folder 27

Wolfe, Wynn, 1973

Box 232

Wood, Beatrice, 1983-1988

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 59**.
Box 232, Folder 28-30

Papers, 1983-1998

Flatfile 59**

Poster, 1988

Box 232, Folder 31

Woronov, Mary, 1980-1988

Box 232, Folder 32

Wosk, Miriam, 1988-2000

Box 232, Folder 33

Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1988-1996

Box 233, Folder 1

Yamagata, Hiro, 1994-2001

Box 233, Folder 2-3

Yau, John, 1988-1995

Box 233, Folder 4-7

Young, Neil, 1970-1988

Box 233, Folder 8

Zecher, Peter, 1984

Box 233, Folder 9-10

Zehr, Connie, 1985-1996

Box 233, Folder 11

Zlotnick, Diana, 1969-1998

Box 234-235

Unidentified artist, 1957-1985, undated

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folders 60** - 62**.
Box 237-238

Empty boxes for collection growth, undated

 

Series XIII. Books, 1890-1986, undated

Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

More than one hundred books were transferred to the library's general collection and are identified as part of the Herms collection by a note in the library catalog record. Those that remain in the archive are out of scope for the library collection but still pertinent to Herms, including a biography of Robert Kennedy, and an Italian comic book.

Arrangement

Books are arranged in chronological order by date of publication.
Box 239

1890-1977

Box 240

1978-1986

 

Series XIV. Serials, 1963-2009, undated

Physical Description: 1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

More than one hundred serials were separated to the library and are identified as part of the Herms collection by a note in the library record for the serial. Those that remain are out of scope for the general library but still pertinent to Herms have been retained, and these range from local arts newspapers to national humor magazines.

Arrangement

Serials arranged in chronological order by year. Assorted materials found in serials, or envelopes belonging to serials separated to the library, are randomly arranged at the end of the series.
Box 241-244

1963-2009

 

Series XV. Ephemera, 1957-2005, undated

Physical Description: 42.53 linear feet (77 boxes, 3 flatfile folders)

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises announcements, fliers, brochures, and posters for George Herms' solo and group shows, as well as such materials related to others artists. If, however, an artist has a file in Series XII. Artist files, solo exhibition ephemera is filed in that series. Original drafts or paste-ups of Herms designed ephemera is filed in Series IV. Project files. In addition, this series contains an array of material Herms received in the mail.

Arrangement

Arranged in seven groupings, and within each group in chronological order by year, except for institution newsletters, which are arranged in alphabetical order by the first letter of the institution name.
Box 245-247, 371*

George Herms solo exhibitions, 1961-2005

Box 245

1961-1979

Box 371*

1961-1990

Box 246

1980-1990

Box 247

1991-2005

Box 248-260

George Herms group exhibitions, 1960-2005, undated

Box 248

1960-1975

Box 249

1976-1983

Box 250

1984-1988

Box 251

1989

Box 252

1990-1991

Box 253

1992-1993

Box 254

1994-1995

Box 255

1995-1996

Box 256

1996-1997

Box 257, 258

Sunshine and Noir, 1997

Box 259

1998-1999

Box 260

2000-2005, undated

Box 261-302, 372*

Other artists' solo and group exhibitions, 1957-2005, undated

Box 261

1957-1969

Box 372*

1960-1980

Box 262

1970-1973

Box 263

1974-1975

Box 264

1976

Box 265-266

1977

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 63**.
Box 267-268

1978

Box 269

1979

Box 270

1980

Box 271

1981

Box 272-273

1982

Box 274

1983

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 64**.
Box 275

1984

Box 276-277

1985

Box 278

1986

Box 279

1987

Scope and Content Note

See also flatfile folder 65**.
Box 280-281

1988

Box 282

1989

Box 283

1990

Box 284

1991

Box 285

1992

Box 286-287

1993

Box 288

1994

Box 289

1995

Box 290

1996

Box 291

1997

Box 292-293

1998

Box 294-295

1999

Box 296-298

2000

Box 299-300

2001

Box 301

2002-2005

Box 302

undated

Box 303-309

Institution newsletters, 1970-2002, undated

Box 303

A-B

Box 304

C-J

Box 305

K-LAC

Box 306

LAICA-LOS

Box 307

MOCA-O

Box 308

P-U

Box 309

V-Z

Box 310

Book publisher catalogs, 1970-2002, undated

Box 311

Political/Postcards, 1990-2000, undated

Box 312-313

Miscellaneous and unsorted, 1960-2000, undated

Box 314

Empty box for collection growth

Box 373*-376*

Assorted posters, 1960-2000, undated

Box 377*

Plank of wood, undated

Box T378-T380

Material needing further conservation

Physical Description: 3.0 linear feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Includes material other than ephemera, to be integrated into the collection after further treatment.