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Jay DeFeo papers, 1901-2005 (bulk 1970-1989).
Motion Picture 833; Phonotape 2923; BANC MSS 98/56 c box 16; BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 1; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Jay DeFeo papers, 1901-2005 (bulk 1970-1989)

Creator/Contributor:

DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989, creator

Abstract:

Correspondence, business, and personal records. While the collection focuses on Jay DeFeo's life after the completion of The Rose, it also includes some materials from before she started The Rose. The collection contains her business and exhibition correspondence and papers, her teaching records and correspondence, and correspondence with friends, family, and students, as well as ephemera from her life in, and travels outside of, the Bay Area.

Date:

1970 (issued)

Subject:

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DeFeo, Jay -- 1929-1989 -- Archives
DeFeo, Jay -- 1929-1989
Abstract expressionism -- United States
Artists -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- 20th century
Women artists -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- 20th century
Beat generation

Note:

Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: Folders noted in the Finding Aid as "RESTRICTED" are closed until 2032 per agreement with the Jay DeFeo Trust. In addition, certain individual letters have been pulled from the collection with the same stipulation. All such materials are housed in Box 16. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Jay DeFeo photographs formerly deposited with the Bancroft Library have been returned to the DeFeo Trust, 2013.
Jay DeFeo papers, BANC MSS 98/56 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
All requests to publish and/or quote from collection materials must be submitted in writing to: Leah Levy, Director and Trustee, The Jay DeFeo Trust, 1451 Lincoln Street, Berkeley, CA 94702 USA.
Gift of the Jay DeFeo Trust; 1997.
Jay DeFeo was born in 1929 in Hanover, New Hampshire, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received a bachelor's degree in 1950 and a master's in 1951, both in studio art, from the University of California, Berkeley. In the 1950s, DeFeo became a pivotal figure in the historic San Francisco community of artists, poets, and jazz musicians subsequently known as the Beat Generation. Her best known work is the iconic, monumental painting, The Rose. She died of cancer on November 11, 1989, at the age of 60.
In English.

Physical Description:

print
16 boxes, 7 cartons, 14 oversize folders (15.4 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

Motion Picture 833
Phonotape 2923
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 16
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 5
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 6
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 7
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 8
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 9
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 11
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 12
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 13
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 3
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 4
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 2
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 10
BANC MSS 98/56 c oversize folder 14
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 1
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 2
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 3
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 4
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 5
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 6
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 7
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 8
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 9
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 10
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 11
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 12
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 13
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 14
BANC MSS 98/56 c box 15
BANC MSS 98/56 c carton 1
BANC MSS 98/56 c carton 2
BANC MSS 98/56 c carton 3
BANC MSS 98/56 c carton 4
BANC MSS 98/56 c carton 5
BANC MSS 98/56 c carton 6
BANC MSS 98/56 c carton 7
BANC MSS 98/56 c
Motion Picture 833
Phonotape 2923
BANC MSS 98/56 c

Origin:

No place, unknown, or undetermined

Copyright Note:

Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: Folders noted in the Finding Aid as "RESTRICTED" are closed until 2032 per agreement with the Jay DeFeo Trust. In addition, certain individual letters have been pulled from the collection with the same stipulation. All such materials are housed in Box 16. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
All requests to publish and/or quote from collection materials must be submitted in writing to: Leah Levy, Director and Trustee, The Jay DeFeo Trust, 1451 Lincoln Street, Berkeley, CA 94702 USA.