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Finding Aid to the California Society of Printmakers Records, 1925-2007
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Series 1 California Society of Etchers 1925-1968

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 1-33; Oversize folder 1 A

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Forms part of the historical records of the society and was divided into two sub-series: Administrative Files and Exhibits and Events Files.
 

Subseries 1.1 Administrative Files 1925-1968

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 1-15

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains general information and correspondence relating to the parent society, including constitution and bylaws, histories, and membership information. Arrangement of correspondence is chronological with incoming and outgoing letters interfiled.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Constitution and bylaws 1947

Scope and Content Note

Contains copy of Constitution and bylaws owned by a founding member.
Carton 1, Folder 2

Histories undated

Carton 1, Folder 3

Calendars and general information circa 1960

Carton 1, Folder 4

Financial records and miscellany undated

Carton 1, Folder 5

Meetings 1950-1968

Carton 1, Folder 6

Reports to membership 1956-1965

Carton 1, Folder 7

Artist membership circa 1939-1965

Carton 1, Folder 8

Associate membership 1925-1960

Carton 1, Folder 9-13

Correspondence 1938-1966

Carton 1, Folder 14

Forms and form letters undated

Carton 1, Folder 15

Lists 1937-1955, undated

 

Subseries 1.2 Exhibits and Events Files 1934-1968

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 16-33; Oversize folder 1 A

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains brochures, correspondence, forms, and other material relating to exhibits and events sponsored by CSE. Annual and national exhibits are arranged chronologically; named exhibits are arranged alphabetically by title.
 

Annual Members Exhibits

Carton 1, Folder 16-25

32nd, 39th, 42nd-48th, 50th circa 1945-1965

Carton 1, Folder 26-28

National Exhibits 1959-1960, 1965

Carton 1, Folder 29

50th Anniversary Exhibit 1964

Carton 1, Folder 30

Events miscellany 1932, 1952

Scope and Content Note

Includes Bohemian dinner flyer.
Carton 1, Folder 31

Photos of prints shown in shows undated

Carton 1, Folder 32

Clippings circa 1915, circa 1952-1968

Carton 1, Folder 33

Martin, Robert 1960

Scope and Content Note

Print: Before Genesis, 12/50
Oversize Drawer A, Folder 1

Picnic guest list 1946

 

Series 2 Bay Printmakers Society 1955-1960

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 34-38

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Forms part of the historical records of the society and includes a history of the Bay Printmakers Society, membership information, newsletters, a few brochures, flyers, and related material on national exhibits.
Carton 1, Folder 34

History and membership 1955-1956

Carton 1, Folder 35-37

1st-4th, 6th National Exhibits 1955-1958, 1960

Carton 1, Folder 38

Newsletter 1956

Scope and Content Note

Numbers 4-5
 

Series 3 Administrative Records 1968-2007

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 39-53; Cartons 2-3; Volume 1

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains organizational documents including Board of Directors' (Council) and other meeting minutes, correspondence; about CSP's publications; press releases and articles; educational programs; and membership information. Incoming and outgoing letters are interfiled. Also includes information on other organizations associated with the society.
Carton 1, Folder 39

Constitution and bylaws 1968-1987, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes copy of annotated California Society of Etchers Constitution and By-Laws with Etchers crossed out and replaced with Printmakers.
Carton 1, Folder 40

Articles of Incorporation and related material 1987-2002

Carton 1, Folder 41

Financial records circa 1974-2003

Carton 3, Folder 1

Financial records circa 1986-2002

Carton 3, Folder 2

Grants circa 1974-1995

Carton 3, Folder 3

Print raffles 1988-1991

 

Board of Directors (Council)

Carton 1, Folder 42

Members list 1969-1985

Carton 3, Folder 4

Members list 1986-2003

Carton 1, Folder 43

Reports to the members 1970-1971

Carton 3, Folder 5

Description of duties 1988-2002

Carton 1, Folder 44-53

Meeting minutes 1970-1993

Carton 8, Folder 1-7

Meeting minutes 1994-2007

Volume 1

Years of Turmoil and Redemption 1992-1997

Scope and Content Note

Minutes found in red binder can also be found in cartons.
Carton 3, Folder 6

Policy decisions 1995-2003

Carton 3, Folder 7

The President's Imprint by Sherry S. Bell 1986

Carton 3, Folder 8

Forms and form letters circa 1989

Carton 3, Folder 9-10

Annual General Meetings 1971-2003

Scope and Content Note

See also: Series 7 for audiovisual materials from general meetings
Carton 3, Folder 11-13

Photographs 1992-1993, 2001

Scope and Content Note

See also: BANC PIC 1988.096 for photographs of 1985 meeting
Carton 3, Folder 14

Publications, regarding 1992-2004, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Publications including newsletters are cataloged separately.
Carton 3, Folder 15

Press releases circa 1970-1998

Carton 3, Folder 16-19

Articles by or about members and society 1999

Carton 3, Folder 20

History, pamphlets, anthem, etc. circa 1985-1999

Carton 3, Folder 21

Educational programs 1993-1994, 2002

 

Correspondence

Carton 2, Folder 1-2

Ginno, Elizabeth 1956-1987

Scope and Content Note

Secretary CSE & CSP
Carton 2, Folder 3-33

General 1968-2000, 2006, undated

Carton 2, Folder 34

The Bancroft Library 1992

Scope and Content Note

Regarding donation of press.
Carton 2, Folder 35

San Francisco Public Library murals 1997

Carton 2, Folder 36

Carol Dabb show 1999-2000

Carton 2, Folder 37

Fundraising 1988

Carton 2, Folder 38

Thank you letters 1988, 1994

Carton 2, Folder 39

Blank stationary undated

 

Membership

Carton 2, Folder 40-47

Correspondence 1970-1991, circa 2007

Carton 3, Folder 22-23

Membership lists 1969-2003, 2006

Carton 3, Folder 24-25

Membership information, applications, and forms 1968-1995

Carton 3, Folder 26

Blank forms undated

Carton 3, Folder 27

Portfolio reviews circa 1993-1995

Carton 3, Folder 28

Honorary members circa 1977-1994

Carton 3, Folder 29

Patron members circa 1977-1987

Carton 3, Folder 30

Questionnaire regarding exhibiting and activities 1979, undated

Carton 3, Folder 31

Opinion poll circa 1988

Carton 3, Folder 32

Information form 1988-1990

Carton 3, Folder 33

Questionnaire / Census circa 1989

Carton 3, Folder 34-35

Questionnaire regarding goals 1991

Carton 3, Folder 36

Awards (unclaimed) 1994-1996

Carton 3, Folder 37-40

Photographs - miscellaneous circa 1980-1999

Carton 3, Folder 41

Miscellaneous 1971-1997

 

Other organizations

Scope and Content Note

Associated with, or, assisted the society.
Carton 3, Folder 42-43

American Print Alliance (APA) circa 1994-2002

Carton 3, Folder 44-45

Bay Area Lawyers for Arts (BALA) 1986-1995

Carton 3, Folder 46

Business Volunteers for the Arts, East Bay (BVA) circa 1987-1988

 

Series 4 Exhibits and Events 1958-2006

Physical Description: Cartons 4-6; Oversize folder 2A

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Divided into three subseries: Annual Membership Exhibitions, National Print Exhibitions, and Other Exhibits and Events.
 

Subseries 4.1 Annual Membership Exhibitions 1969-2006

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 1-33

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, listed by location of exhibit.

Scope and Content Note

Contains brochures, flyers, announcements, artist and works lists, photographs, correspondence, and other materials relating to annual exhibits.
Carton 4, Folder 1

Crocker Art Gallery 1969

Carton 4, Folder 2

Civics Art Gallery 1971

Carton 4, Folder 3

Richmond California Art Center 1972

Carton 4, Folder 4

Bank of America 1973

Carton 4, Folder 5

Sonoma County Public Library 1974

Carton 4, Folder 6

Sonoma County Public Library 1979

Carton 4, Folder 7

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art 1982

Carton 4, Folder 8

Marin County Civic Center 1984

Scope and Content Note

70th Annual
Carton 4, Folder 9

Montalvo Center for the Arts 1985

Carton 4, Folder 10

Euphrat Gallery 1987 Jan.

Carton 4, Folder 11

Pacific Grove Art Center 1987 Dec.

Carton 4, Folder 12

The Art Corridor 1988

Scope and Content Note

75th Anniversary
Carton 4, Folder 13

First Unitarian Church 1989

Carton 4, Folder 14

Somar Gallery 1990-1991

Carton 4, Folder 15-16

Berkeley Art Center Gallery 1991-1992

Carton 4, Folder 17-18

Art Concepts 1992

Carton 4, Folder 19

Galería-Museo Mission Cultural Center 1993

Carton 4, Folder 20

Triton Museum of Art 1994

Scope and Content Note

"Diversity and Vision of the Printed Image"
Carton 4, Folder 21

Art Concepts 1995-1996

Carton 4, Folder 22

Berkeley Store Gallery 1996

Scope and Content Note

"Spectrum-Woodblock thru Microchip"
Carton 4, Folder 23

Gallery 551 1998

Scope and Content Note

85th Anniversary
Carton 4, Folder 24

Claudia Chapline Gallery 1999

Scope and Content Note

"Small works from the California Society of Printmakers"
Carton 4, Folder 25-26

College of Marin Art Gallery 2000

Carton 4, Folder 27

Triton Museum of Art 2001

Scope and Content Note

"The Spirit of Handmade Prints"
Carton 4, Folder 28

At the Works Gallery 2003

Carton 4, Folder 29

San Francisco Bay Model Visitor Center 2004

Carton 4, Folder 30

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 2006

Scope and Content Note

2005 Annual
Carton 4, Folder 31-33

SOMARTS 2006

 

Subseries 4.2 National Print Exhibitions 1970-1973

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 34-35

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains brochures, flyers, announcements, artist and works lists, photos, correspondence, and other materials relating to national exhibits.
Carton 4, Folder 34

Richmond Art Center 1970-1972

Carton 4, Folder 35

Crown Zellerbach? 1973

 

Subseries 4.3 Other Exhibits and Events 1970-2006

Physical Description: Cartons 5-6

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically, with sponsored exhibits arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains brochures, flyers, announcements, artist and works lists, photos, correspondence, and other materials relating to exhibits and events sponsored by CSP. Also includes exhibit lists, exhibition planner's duties, proposals for shows, and flyers on events such as Pro Art East Bay Open Studios and Brown Bag Demos.
Carton 5, Folder 1-2

Aspects of Contemporary British Printmaking, World Print Council 1987-1988

Carton 5, Folder 3

Back to Basics: Traditional Printmaking, Falkirk Cultural Center 2006

Carton 5, Folder 4

Beyond Boundaries, Richmond Art Center 1997

Carton 5, Folder 5

Big and Fresh: Large Format Prints, Holy Names College, Oakland 1996

Carton 5, Folder 6

Cal Prints 86, North/South 1986-1987

Carton 5, Folder 7

California Prints: North/South 1987-1988

Carton 5, Folder 8

Carter Thacher Gallery circa 1992

Carton 5, Folder 9

Community of Prints, Laney College 1998

Carton 5, Folder 10

Conjunct, North/South 1977-1979

Carton 5, Folder 11

Contemporary California Prints, San Jose Museum of Art/Nelson Gallery, Davis, Calif. 1982

Carton 5, Folder 12

Contemporary Japanese & American Prints, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts 1986-1988

Carton 5, Folder 13

Contemporary Printmaking Invitational, Turner Print Gallery, Chico 1991

Carton 5, Folder 14

The Cutting Edge (relief prints), San Jose State University 1987-1988

Carton 5, Folder 15

Diversity & Vision of the Printed Image, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara 1994

Carton 5, Folder 16-17

East/West: An Historical Survey of Prints, Annex Gallery, Santa Rosa 1996

Carton 5, Folder 18-19

Scrapbook 1996

Carton 5, Folder 20

Etchings Etcetera: Intaglio Prints, Cadence Corporation 1990-1991

Carton 5, Folder 21

The Fantastic Image, Fetterly Gallery 1997

Carton 5, Folder 22-23

Faultlines/Watermarks: California/Amsterdam 1999

Scope and Content Note

See also: Series 7 for audiovisual materials
Carton 5, Folder 24-26

The Graphic Workshop of Funen, Odense, Denmark: Exchange Exhibition 1992-1993

Carton 5, Folder 27

Ideas & Images: Printmakers, California State University Hayward 1980

Carton 5, Folder 28

Impressions for a New Decade, Oakland Museum 1970

Carton 5, Folder 29

Institute Franco-Americain Rennes, France 1997

Carton 5, Folder 30

Kaiser Center Exhibition 1990-1991

Carton 5, Folder 31

Lawson Gallery Exhibits 1987

Carton 5, Folder 32

The Light is Different in California, Pratt Graphics Center, New York, N.Y. 1980

Carton 5, Folder 33

Masquerade and Revelation: A William Wolff Retrospective, Hearst Art Gallery 2002

Carton 5, Folder 34

Maxwell Galleries 1975

Carton 5, Folder 35

Modesto Junior College Art Gallery 1992

Carton 5, Folder 36

More than Expected, State Building, Oakland, California 2005

Carton 5, Folder 37

Multi-Plate & Multi-Drop Prints, Fetterly Gallery 2001

Carton 6, Folder 1

Old Bergen Art Guild (traveling exhibitions) 1977

Carton 6, Folder 2

On the Edge of the Century: Printmaking and Social Commentary in the 1990's, Berkeley Art Center 1998

Carton 6, Folder 3

Hazelwood, Art correspondence 1998-1999

Carton 6, Folder 4

Palo Alto Cultural Center Exhibit 1976

Carton 6, Folder 5

Printed Matter 1979

Carton 6, Folder 6

Printmaking: People and Process, World Wide Web Gallery 1997

Carton 6, Folder 7

Printmaking without a Press 1996

Carton 6, Folder 8-9

Prints California, Oakland Museum 1975

Carton 6, Folder 10

Prints in Series, Richmond Art Center 1977

Carton 6, Folder 11

Prints USA, World Print Council 1984-1986

 

Radical Printmaking

Carton 6, Folder 12

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 2000

Carton 6, Folder 13

Mills Building 2001

Carton 6, Folder 14

University of San Francisco's Thacher Gallery 2003

Carton 6, Folder 15-24

San Francisco Art Festival Exhibits (26th-34th festivals) 1972-1980

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 2

Awards, 31,33-35; booklet, display 1977-1980

Carton 6, Folder 25

Selected Works, Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis 1992

Carton 6, Folder 26

Substance and Shadow: Our Place in Nature, San Ramon Community Center 1994

Carton 6, Folder 27

Tradition and Transition in the 90's Somar Gallery 1998

Carton 6, Folder 28

A Tradition Continued: Relief Prints, Vallejo Arts Foundation 1998

Carton 6, Folder 29

Traditional Techniques: Contemporary Prints, Stanwood Gallery, San Francisco 1995

Carton 6, Folder 30-32

The US-UK Print Connection 1989

Carton 6, Folder 33

Van Doren Gallery Exhibit 1976

Carton 6, Folder 34

Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery 1971, 1979

Carton 6, Folder 35

William Sawyer Gallery 1973

Carton 6, Folder 36

Miscellaneous Exhibits circa 1974-1998

Carton 6, Folder 37-38

Annual Benefit Sales, nos. 1-2 1980-1981

Carton 6, Folder 39

Events undated

Carton 6, Folder 40

Exhibit Lists undated

Carton 6, Folder 41

Exhibitions Planner duties 1992

Carton 6, Folder 42

Miscellaneous exhibits correspondence circa 1986-1992

Carton 6, Folder 43

Meetings, proposals, notes, forms, etc. circa 1986-1995

Carton 6, Folder 44

Printmakers at the Presidio 1994

Scope and Content Note

Proposal
Carton 6, Folder 45

Pro Art East Bay Open Studios, Oakland 1996-1997

Carton 6, Folder 46-48

Brown Bag Demos 1990-2007

Scope and Content Note

See also: Series 7 for audiovisual materials
 

Series 5 Miscellaneous circa 1968-1995

Physical Description: Box 1, folders 1-11

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs; clippings; instruction sheets; and cards and brochures for exhibits and shows sponsored by other organizations.
Box 1, Folder 1

Clippings undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings to CSP sponsored shows and information about CSP's symbol of the headless man.
Box 1, Folder 2

Members cards, brochures undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Photos of art works undated

Box 1, Folder 4

Instruction sheets undated

 

Other organizations

Box 1, Folder 5

Print Makers Society of California (Los Angeles) 1923-1925

Scope and Content Note

Print Letter, newsletter
Box 1, Folder 6-10

Brochures and miscellany from other artists and organizations undated

Box 1, Folder 11

Printmaking Films (lists) undated

 

Series 6 Artist files undated

Physical Description: Carton 7

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains resumes, flyers, clippings, and examples of work for members including Karl Kasten and John W. Winkler.
Carton 7, Folder 1

A-B undated

Carton 7, Folder 2

Banjo, Casper undated

Carton 7, Folder 3

Bell, Sherry Smith undated

Carton 7, Folder 4

Bishop, Janet undated

Carton 7, Folder 5

Bonetti, David undated

Carton 7, Folder 6

Boyd, Linda Lee undated

Carton 7, Folder 7

Breger, Helen undated

Carton 7, Folder 8

Breuer, Karin undated

Carton 7, Folder 9

C-D undated

Carton 7, Folder 10

Chernow, Ann undated

Carton 7, Folder 11

Delos, Kate undated

Carton 7, Folder 12

Dergatchov, Oleg undated

Carton 7, Folder 13

Dorello, Caterina undated

Carton 7, Folder 14

E-F-G undated

Carton 7, Folder 15

Fine, Ruth undated

Carton 7, Folder 16

Gilmour, Pat undated

Carton 7, Folder 17

H-I-J undated

Carton 7, Folder 18

Herbert, Michael undated

Carton 7, Folder 19

Hilstrom Kreps, Maj-Britt undated

Carton 7, Folder 20

Hiratsuka, Yuji undated

Carton 7, Folder 21

Hobson, Charles M., III undated

Carton 7, Folder 22

K-L undated

Carton 7, Folder 23

Kasten, Karl undated

Carton 7, Folder 24

Katz, Alex undated

Carton 7, Folder 25

Koppel, Stanely undated

Carton 7, Folder 26

Lengyel, Laura La Forêt undated

Carton 7, Folder 27

M undated

Carton 7, Folder 28

Macko, Nancy undated

Carton 7, Folder 29

Mackaig, Janet B. undated

Carton 7, Folder 30

Marbain, Sheila undated

Carton 7, Folder 31

N-O-P undated

Carton 7, Folder 32

Pennell, Joseph undated

Carton 7, Folder 33

Q-R-S undated

Carton 7, Folder 34

Ragle, Roy undated

Carton 7, Folder 35

Severová, Jaroslava undated

Carton 7, Folder 36

Snow, Maryly undated

Carton 7, Folder 37

Stratton, Dorothy undated

Carton 7, Folder 38

T-U-V undated

Carton 7, Folder 39

Trowbridge, Catharine undated

Carton 7, Folder 40

Turner, Janet E. undated

Carton 7, Folder 41

Varnay Jones, Theodora undated

Carton 7, Folder 42

W-X-Y-Z undated

Carton 7, Folder 43

Weinberg, Bruce undated

Carton 7, Folder 44

Winkler, John W. undated

Carton 7, Folder 45

Winkler, John W. and Elizabeth undated

Carton 7, Folder 46

Womack, Jean Eger undated

 

Series 7 Audiovisual Materials circa 1976-1999

Physical Description: Box 1, folder 12; Phonotape 2162-2163 C; Phonotape 3815 C; Motion Picture 462 D; Motion Picture 1099 D:1-14

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains sound and video recordings of annual meetings, demonstrations, workshops, exhibits, and interviews.
Phonotape 2162 C, Tape 1-2

Annual General Meeting at SFMOMA, Robert Johnson Lecture 1982

Phonotape 2163 C, Tape 1

Annual General Meeting, Pomodoro 1985

Motion Picture 462 D, Tape 1

Annual General Meeting, Pomodoro Lecture 1985

Phonotape 3815 C, Tape 1

Panel Discussion 1992

Motion Picture 1099 D, Video 1-8

Collagraph I-IX undated

Scope and Content Note

VI missing
Box 1, Folder 12

Index undated

Motion Picture 1099 D, Video 9

Matting Demo - Barbara Foster undated

Motion Picture 1099 D, Video 10

Joe Zirker Monotype Workshop 1983

Motion Picture 1099 D, Video 10

John Ihle: An Artist Talks about his Work 1976

Motion Picture 1099 D, Video 11

Monotype/Lithography demo by Gayle Tanaka 1993

Motion Picture 1099 D, Video 12

John Ihle Brown Bag 1994

Motion Picture 1099 D, Video 13

Sylvia Waters 1995

Motion Picture 1099 D, Video 14

Faultlines/Watermarks: California/Amsterdam, San Francisco, California 1999