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The Margaret N. Palmer Collection of Pacificulture Foundation Papers
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Series I:
Margaret N. Palmer (Peg Palmer) 1951-2001

Physical Description: Box 1

Scope and Content Note

The Peg Palmer series represents a range of biographical material for Margaret N. Niedringhaus. She is a founding director of the Pacificulture Foundation and served as president from 1970-1971.
Folder 1

Handwritten notes/research

Folder 2

Handwritten notes/research

Folder 3

Correspondence – Pacific Asia Museum

Folder 4

Correspondence – Pacific Asia Museum

Folder 5

Publicity

Folder 6

Awards & Recognition

Folder 7

Pacific Asia Museum, miscellaneous

Folder 8

Precepts from the Pacific

Folder 9

Pasadena Sister City, Mishima, Japan

Folder 10

Pasadena Art Museum

Folder 11

Friendly House

Folder 12

Pasadena Arts Council

Folder 13

Far Eastern Art Council

Folder 14

"Mima’s Spitituality"(Peg Palmer)

Folder 15

Oriental Art Works

Folder 16

PTA Cultural Arts Program

Folder 17

Assistance League

Folder 18

Art Alliance

Folder 19

Pasadena Centennial Committee

Folder 20

Photographs

Folder 21

Resumes

 

Series II:
History 1955-1970s

Physical Description: Box 2

Scope and Content Note

The History series contains videos, correspondence, newsletters, research notes, photographs, and ephemera documenting the history of the Pacificulture Foundation and its founding directors. Highlights include video recordings of Lennox Tierney, David Kamansky, John Crowley, Peg Palmer, Sofia Adamson, and Nancy Wheat. Video transcripts are housed at the Pacific Asia Museum.
Folder 1

Pacificulture Foundation & Pacificulture-Asia Museum

Folder 2

Pacificulture Foundation & Pacificulture-Asia Museum

Folder 3

Correspondence – Pacificulture Foundation, 1960s-70s

Folder 4

Founding Director – Sofia Adamson

Folder 5

Founding Director – Jae Carmichael

Folder 6

Founding Director – Lennox Tierney

Folder 7

Director – David Kamansky

Folder 8

Founding Directors – Photographs

Folder 9

Pacificulture Foundation & Pacificulture-Asia Museum

Folder 10

Pacificulture Foundation & Pacificulture-Asia Museum

Folder 11

Pacificulture Foundation & Pacificulture-Asia Museum

Video 1

Pacific Asia Museum "Founders Interviews" Lennox Tierney

Video 2

Pacific Asia Museum "Founders Interviews" David Kamansky

Video 3

Pacific Asia Museum "Founders Interviews" John Crowley

Video 4

Pacific Asia Museum "Founders Interviews" Peg Palmer

Video 5

Pacific Asia Museum "Founders Interviews" Sofia Adamson, Nancy Wheat

 

Series III:
Administration, Pacificulture Foundation 1960s-1990s

Physical Description: Box 3-9

Scope and Content Note

Administration represents a range of institutional activities during the formative years of the Pacificulture Foundation/Pacific Asia Museum. Highlights include records for human resources and minutes for the Board of Directors.
 

Subseries:
Board of Directors

Box 3, Folder 1

Board of Directors, Records, 1960-1970

Folder 2

Correspondence

Folder 3

Board of Trustees

Folder 4

Board Meeting Minutes, 1970-1974

Folder 5

Board Meeting Minutes, 1975-1976

Folder 6

Board Meeting Minutes, 1977-1979

Folder 7

Board Meeting Minutes, 1980-1981

Folder 8

Board Meeting Minutes, 1982

Folder 9

Board Meeting Minutes, 1983

Folder 10

Board Meeting Minutes, 1984

Folder 11

Board Meeting Minutes, 1984-1985

Folder 12

Board Meeting Minutes, 1986

Box 4, Folder 1

Board Meeting Minutes, 1987

Folder 2

Board Meeting Minutes, 1988

Folder 3

Board Meeting Minutes, 1989-1990

Folder 4

Board Meeting Minutes, 1991-

Folder 5

Memorandums, 1970s-1990s

Folder 6

Publicity

 

Subseries:
Grace Nicholson Building, 1968-1971

Box 4, Folder 7

History

Folder 8

Photographs

Folder 9

Publicity, 1960s-1990s

Folder 10

Acquisition – Publicity

Folder 11

Acquisition – Correspondence, 1960s

Folder 12

Correspondence – City of Pasadena, 1960-1970s

Folder 13

Correspondence – Grace Nicholson Building, 1970s

Folder 14

Handwritten notes on acquisition, by Peg Palmer, 1960-70s

Folder 15

Acquisition Records, 1960s

Box 5, Folder 1

Endorsement, 1969-1970

Folder 2

Lease Documents, 1970s

Folder 3

Lease Agreement, 1970s

Folder 4

Dedication – Photographs, 1971

Folder 5

Courtyard

Folder 6

Publicity – Courtyard

Folder 7

National Register of Historical Places

Folder 8

Floor Plan

Folder 9

Appraisal of 46 North Los Robles Avenue

Folder 10

Maintenance & Restoration, 1970s

Folder 11

Correspondence—Restoration & Maintenance

Folder 12

Building Prints

Folder 13

Security, 1970s

Folder 14

Insurance

 

Subseries:
Human Resources, 1970s-1980s

Box 5, Folder 15

Organizational Chart, 1970s-1980s

Folder 16

Employee Expectations & Responsibilities, 1970s

Folder 17

Personnel, 1970s-1980s

Folder 18

Schedules & Compensation, 1970s

Folder 19

Resumes, 1970s

Folder 20

Resignation, 1970s

Folder 21

Terminations, 1979

Folder 22

By-laws, 1960-1970

Folder 23

By-laws, 1960-1970

 

Subseries:
Administration-Financial, 1960s-1990s

Box 6, Folder 1

Income & Expenses, 1971-1977

Folder 2

Income & Expenses, 1980s

Folder 3

Income & Expenses, 1980s

Folder 4

Budget, 1964-1979

Folder 5

Assets & Liabilities—PCF, prepared by David McFadden, 1970

Folder 6

Assets & Liabilities, 1980s

Folder 7

Assets & Liabilities, 1980s

Folder 8

Accounts Payable, 1960s-1970s

Folder 9

Receipts & Invoices, 1960-1970s

Folder 10

Balance Sheets—PCF, 1970s-1980s

 

Subseries:
Development

Box 6, Folder 11

Correspondence, 1970s

Folder 12

Correspondence, 1970s

Folder 13

Five-Year Plan, 1978

Folder 14

Five-Year Plan, 1987

Folder 15

Fundraising, 1960s

Box 7, Folder 1

Grants, 1960s-1970s

Folder 2

Gifts, 1970s

Folder 3

Donors, 1960s

Folder 4

National Endowment for the Humanities, 1970s

Folder 5

Collectors Gallery, 1970s

Folder 6

Collectors Gallery—Financial History, 1970s

Folder 7

Collectors Gallery—Correspondence, 1960s-1970s

Folder 8

Collectors Gallery—Correspondence, 1970s-1980s

Folder 9

Collectors Gallery—Publicity

Folder 10

Collectors Gallery—Photographs

Folder 11

Rentals

Folder 12

Volunteers

 

Subseries:
Communications, 1960s-1990s

Box 7, Folder 13

Correspondence, 1960-1970

Folder 14

Correspondence, 1960-1970

Folder 15

Correspondence, 1970s

Folder 16

Correspondence, 1980s-1990s

Folder 17

Newsletters, 1960-1970s

Box 8, Folder 1

Newsletters, 1981-1987

Folder 2

Newsletters, 1988-1991

Folder 3

Newsletters, 1980s

Folder 4

Mail Services, 1970s

Folder 5

Mailing lists, 1972 (folder 1 of 2)

Folder 6

Mailing lists, 1972 (folder 2 of 2)

 

Subseries:
Administration—Publicity, 1960s-1980s

Box 8, Folder 7

Press Releases, 1960s-1970s

Folder 8

Newspaper media, 1960s

Folder 9

Newspaper & radio media, 1970s

Folder 10

Newspaper media, 1980s

Folder 11

Correspondence, 1970s

Folder 12

Miscellaneous

Folder 13

Awards & Recognition, 1970s

Folder 14

Awards & Recognition, Phoenix Award

Folder 15

Photographs

Folder 16

Templates

 

Subseries:
Membership, 1960s-1970s

Box 9, Folder 1

Member Lists, 1960-1974

Folder 2

Dues, 1960s

Folder 3

Brochures

Folder 4

Correspondence, 1960-1970

Folder 5

Friends

Folder 6

Friends—Correspondence, 1960s-1970s

Cards

"Original Pacificulture Foundation Membership list"

Envelope

Interest Quiz

Bags

Business contacts

 

Series IV:
Humanities 1960s-1980s

Physical Description: Boxes 10-12

Scope and Content Note

Humanities represent the various groups, councils, and programs of the Pacificulture Foundation/Pacific Asia Museum. The series is organized into categories according to the organizational chart for the PCF.
 

Subseries:
Councils & Committees, 1970s-1980s

Box 10, Folder 1

Library

Folder 2

Presidents, 1970

Folder 3

Docent Council, handbook, (1978, 1981)

Folder 4

Docent Council, education & training, 1980s

Binder

Docent Council, training 1975

Folder 5

Docent Council, 1970s

Folder 6

Docent Council, 1970s-1980s

Folder 7

Docent Council, 1980s

Folder 8

Docent Council—Correspondence, 1975-1985

Folder 9

Men’s Council, 1975-1980

Folder 10

Ethnic Arts Council, 1978

Folder 11

Service Council, 1970s-1980s

Folder 12

Culinary Arts Council, 1970s-1980s

Folder 13

Philippine Arts Council, 1970s

Folder 14

Himalayan Arts Council, 1970s

Folder 15

Chinese Arts Council, 1983, 1985, 1988

Box 11, Folder 1

Funding Committee, 1975

Folder 2

Nominating Committee, 1970s

Folder 3

Exhibition Committee, 1974-1975

Folder 4

Advisory Council, 1970s

Folder 5

Asian Arts Council, 1978

Folder 6

Thai Arts Council, 1988

Folder 7

Japan Arts Council, 1970s

Folder 8

Indonesia Arts Council, 1978-1988

Folder 9

Pacific Islands Arts Council

Folder 10

Pakistan Arts Council, 1991

Folder 11

Principal Committees, 1981-1986

 

Subseries:
Programs, 1960s-1980s

Box 11, Folder 12

Calendar of Events, 1960s-1970s

Folder 13

Correspondence, 1965-1970

Folder 14

Correspondence, 1970

Folder 15

Programs—miscellaneous, 1960-1970

Folder 16

Publicity—newspaper, 1970s

Folder 17

Pacificulture Festival, 1961

Folder 18

Pacificulture Festival—Correspondence, 1961

Folder 19

Pacificulture Festival—Correspondence, 1961

Folder 20

Pacificulture Festival—Photographs

Folder 21

Pacificulture Festival—Publicity

Folder 22

Open House—Correspondence, 1970

Folder 23

Opening Celebration, 1971

Folder 24

50th Anniversary of Grace Nicholson Building, 1976

Folder 25

Festival of the Autumn Moon, 1981-1991

Box 12, Folder 1

Festival of the Autumn Moon—Publicity

Folder 2

Tibet/Nepal, 1970s

Folder 3

Hawaii, 1960s

Folder 4

Persia/Turkey, 1970s

Folder 5

Japan, 1970s

Folder 6

Viet Nam, 1963

Folder 7

Korea, 1970s

Folder 8

China, 1960s-1970s

Folder 9

Philippines, 1970s

Folder 10

New Guinea, 1978

Folder 11

Indonesia, 1970s

Folder 12

India, 1970s

Folder 13

India—Sujata &Asoka, 1960s

Folder 14

India—Sujata & Asoka, publicity & correspondence

Folder 15

The Theatre Company, 1970s

Folder 16

Travel, 1970s

Folder 17

Travel, 1980s

Folder 18

Travel—Correspondence, 1970s

Folder 19

Travel—Publicity, 1970s

Folder 20

Travel—China-Tibet 1983—Photographs

Folder 21

Education, 1960s-1970s

Folder 22

Education—Publicity, 1970s

Folder 23

Programs—Photographs, 1960s

Folder 24

Programs—Photographs, 1970s

Folder 25

Programs—Photographs, 1980s-1990s

Folder 26

Programs—Photographs

 

Series V:
Arts 1960s-1980s

Physical Description: Box 13

Scope and Content Note

Arts represent the exhibitions, acquisitions, and collections of the Asia Museum. Highlights include lists of exhibition schedules and lending institutions.
 

Subseries:
Exhibitions, 1960s-1980s

Box 13, Folder 1

General Exhibitions, 1970s

Folder 2

General Exhibitions

Folder 3

Auctions, 1960s-1970s

Folder 4

Bhutan, 1990-1991

Folder 5

Captain Cook, 1978

Folder 6

Captain Cook—Publicity, 1978

Folder 7

China, 1970s

Folder 8

Han & T’ang Murals, 1977

Folder 9

Han & T’ang Murals—Correspondence

Folder 10

Han & T’ang Murals—Publicity

Folder 11

Hong Kong, 1972

Folder 12

India, 1970s

Folder 13

Indonesia, 1970s

Folder 14

Japan, 1970s

Folder 15

Korea, 1960s-1970s

Folder 16

Pasadena Society of Artists, 1970s

Folder 17

Philippines, 1970s

Folder 18

Publicity, 1980s

 

Subseries:
Acquisitions & Operations

Box 13, Folder 19

Acquisitions & Appraisal, 1985

Folder 20

Loan Receipts, 1970s

Folder 21

Operations & Financial Statements, 1970s

Folder 22

Netsuke theft, 1983

Folder 23

Postcards

Folder 24

Elise Grilli Collection, 1960s

Folder 25

Elise Grilli Collection, 1960s

Folder 26

Elise Grilli Collection—Correspondence, 1960s