Finding Aid for the Renate Druks Collection of Material by and Relating to Anaïs Nin, 1953-1977

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Renate Druks Collection of Material by and Relating to Anaïs Nin,
Date (inclusive): 1953-1977
Collection number: 1308
Creator: Druks, Renate
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Renate Druks is a Southern California film director and scenic designer. The collection contains letters to Renate Druks from Anaïs Nin, three photocollages by Druks, 29 sketches by Renate's son, Peter Loomer Druks, photographs and negatives, a review of the Diary of Anaïs Nin by Renate Druks, and manuscripts by Nin.
Language: English
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

William and Victoria Dailey, purchase.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Renate Druks Collection of Material by and Relating to Anaïs Nin (Collection 1308). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232958 

Biography

Druks is a Southern California film director and scenic designer; her films include Painter's journal (12 minutes) and Space boy (1973), which was an entry at the Cannes Film Festival.

Scope and Content

Collection contains letters to Renate Druks from Anaïs Nin, three photocollages by Druks, 29 sketches by Renate's son, Peter Loomer Druks, photographs and negatives, and a review of the Diary of Anaïs Nin by Renate Druks. Also contains manuscripts by Nin, including material relating to Portrait in three dimensions, and the screenplay, Collages, co-authored with Druks.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Druks, Renate--Archives.
Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977.
Druks, Peter Loomer--Archives.
Women motion picture producers and directors--California, Southern.
Authors, American--20th century.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.
Sketches.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Ophidia. n.p., n.d.

Creator/Collector: Druks, Peter Loomer
Physical Description: 29 items. 21.5 × 27.5 cm. Ink and pencil.

Scope and Content Note

13 color sketches, with typescript text by Anaïs Nin on the verso. With this, 16 preliminary pencil sketches. peter Druks was the son of Renate Druks.

Note

For additional information, see The Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1955-1966 (vol.6). New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich [c. 1976], pp.268-270.
Box 1, Folder 2

Photocollages. v.p., v.d.

Creator/Collector: Druks, Renate
Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

Collages of “Madness party,” “Inauguration” (film) and “Persian party,” with Anaïs Nin. These were published in The Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1947-1955 (vol.5). New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich [c. 1974].
Box 1, Folder 3

Material relating to Portrait in Three Dimensions by Anaïs Nin, Concentric Circle Press [c. 1979].

Scope and Content Note

  • “Behind the scenes of romantic realism” by Anaïs Nin. [Los Angeles, n.d.] 4 leaves. Typescript with a few manuscript corrections. This is the introduction and part of “They myth” in the published work.
  • Pages of the manuscript for Portrait in Three Dimensions. 29 leaves. Typescript (photocopy).
  • Proof sheets of the printed text. 15 leaves. With title page in Anaïs Nin's hand.
Box 1, Folder 4

Letters to Renate Druks. v.p., ca. 1964-1975.

Creator/Collector: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977
Physical Description: 26 items. Holograph, typescript.

Scope and Content Note

With 1 article inscribed to Druks from Nin.
Box 1, Folder 5

Collages. Screenplay by Anaïs Nin and Renate Druks. n.p., n.d.

Creator/Collector: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977
Physical Description: 38pp. 21.5 × 28 cm. Typescript(multilith).

Scope and Content Note

Based on the novel Collages by Anaïs Nin. With 3 pages of text, numbered pages 25-27, laid in. Typescript with manuscript corrections.
With another copy (38pp.).
Box 1, Folder 6

Collages. London, Peter Owen, c. 1964.

Creator/Collector: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977
Physical Description: 170pp.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed “For Renate whose laughter and spirit inspired this book. With love, Anaïs.”
Box 1, Folder 7

[“Ticker tape of the unconscious.” Malibu, 1953].

Creator/Collector: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977
Physical Description: 3 items. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Messages written by Anaïs Nin on long strips of paper, part of her costume for Renate Druks' “Come as your madness” party.
Box 1, Folder 8

[Notes on a film by Renate Druks] n.p., n.d.

Creator/Collector: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977
Physical Description: 1 item. 21 × 14 cm. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Nin appeared in the unnamed film, and mentions Druks' earlier film, “A painter's journey.”
Box 1, Folder 9

Photographs and negatives. v.p., v.d.

Creator/Collector: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977
Physical Description: 12 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • 1 color photo. Renate Druks and Anaïs Nin.
  • 1 black/white photo. Renate Druks, Peter Loomer Druks, Anaïs Nin.
  • 1 black/white photo. Anaïs Nin, Renate Druks, Joan Houseman.
  • 7 black/white negatives. Anaïs Nin, fully dressed, in a swimming pool.
  • 2 color transparencies, Anaïs Nin, Renate Druks, Joan Houseman.
Box 1, Folder 10

Diary of Anaïs Nin ... reviewed by Renate Druks. n.p., n.d.

Creator/Collector: Druks, Renate
Physical Description: 1 item (2 leaves) 21.5 × 28 cm. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

With this: Letter from Nin to Druks, n.p., June 17, 1966, 1 leaf. Typescript.
Box 1, Folder 11

[“Let's celebrate ...” ] n.p., 1972.

Creator/Collector: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977
Physical Description: 1 leaf. 21.5 × 28 cm. Typescript (photocopy).

Scope and Content Note

Druks has noted at the top of the page, “By Anaïs Nin, written for Renate, 1972. Read by Renate at Anaïs Nin tribute, February 21, 1977. [Los Angeles].”