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INVENTORY OF THE GLORIA DE HERRERA PAPERS, 1936-1996 (bulk 1947-1985)
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Series I.  Correspondence, 1950-1988

Physical Description: ca. 180 items

Scope and Content Note

The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Included is correspondence related to De Herrera's work for Matisse and Duchamp, her social and business contacts, and communications with art dealers and museums mentioning artworks sought, available for sale, and requested for exhibition. Also included are details of her travel to the Soviet Union and the friendships she made there (1957-1958), her legal representation during her Algerian episode (1960), her last illness and final arrangements (1983-1985), and the reconnection with her Los Angeles family (1984-1985). The voluminous correspondence with James and Barbara Byrnes is of interest for its details of De Herrera's life in France, especially at its end. In particular, her next-to-last letter (undated, likely 1985 June 16) functions almost as a testament to her life, with frank estimations of her past art-world associates and how they treated her after her Algerian involvement.
Box 1, Folder 1

Baldwin, Neil, 1984

Physical Description: 2 letters (2 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Letters to De Herrera and Dominique Darbois, requesting interview with De Herrera for his Man Ray biography ( Man Ray, American artist).
Box 1, Folder 2

Barinov, Igor, 1957

Physical Description: 1 letter plus envelope

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Leningrad geologist, discussing recent excursions. With mention of a well-reviewed jazz concert by an ensemble from Paris, led by M. Legrand.
Box 1, Folder 3

Barton, Patricia, 1976

Physical Description: 1 postcard

Scope and Content Note

Greetings from American "modern primitive" painter.
Box 1, Folder 4

Berggruen, Heinz, 1975-1976, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters of art dealer (some by Berggruen's assistant Antoine Mendiharat) to De Herrera, concerning her Joseph Cornell box, la boîte de Paul et Virginie; undated letter discusses travel plans.
Box 1, Folder 5

Brauner, Victor and Jacqueline, undated

Physical Description: 1 letter

Scope and Content Note

Invites De Herrera to visit Blonville (Calvados), and requests art supplies from Lefebvre-Foinet's store. With one copy.
Box 1, Folder 6

Burke, John (U.S. Foreign Service), 1960

Physical Description: 2 letters (2 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Cover letters from consular official to De Herrera in prison, sending newspaper articles and a letter from Mildred de Herrera.
Box 1, Folder 7-12

Byrnes, James B. and Barbara C., 1952-1985, undated

Physical Description: 56 letters, postcards and telegrams

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence principally detailing De Herrera's final illness and the assistance provided her by the Byrnes. Topics include the Byrnes's travels and activities, including their meeting with De Herrera's family in Los Angeles; sale of De Herrera's house; inventorying and shipping of her artworks and possessions; sales of artwork by Man Ray, Françoise Gilot, Léger, Picabia, Nicholson, Schwitters, Lucas Granach and Eva Gonzalès; money transfers; G. de H.'s earliest memories; chemotherapy; her final move and "exit program".
De Herrera's next-to-last letter [undated, likely 1985 June 16, 11 leaves] gives intimate details of her early life and her work, with frank observations on Man Ray and her other associates in the Paris art world, McCarthy and her reasons for leaving the U.S., friends Vera and Laurence, Irene and Bill Mitchell, instructions as to remembrances for her doctors, and the reactions of her family and others to her Algerian involvement.
The letters also provide details concerning other artists, particularly projects concerning Man Ray; Byrnes's research on Degas; G. de H.'s work on the Enfants du monde series (with Dominique Darbois); mounting of William Copley’s canvas Gloria and repair of other received artworks; Matisse's Portrait of Lydia Delectorskaya; and De Herrera's work on Matisse collages published in Verve issue. Also mentioned are Clinton and Nancy Adams, Neil Baldwin, Baugnies, Henri Berggruen, John Berry, Constantin Brancusi, Victor Brauner, André Breton, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, William and Noma Copley, Joseph Cornell, Dominique Darbois, Lydia Delectorskaya, Jules Engel and the California Institute of the Arts, Max Ernst, Merry Foresta, Alberto Giacometti, Françoise Gilot, Anne d'Harnoncourt (director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art), Irving and Ruth Harrison, Jean Helion, Barnet Hodes (Copley’s lawyer), Phyllis Hudson, Ynez Johnston, Jojo [Adolfo or Adolphe] Kaminsky, Jo Kantor, Naomi Lavage (?), Maurice Lefebvre-Foinet, Fernand Léger, Mort Levine, Joan Levy, Edouard Loeb, Roberto Matta, Bruce McIntyre, Wright Morris, John Bernard Myers and his book Tracking the Marvelous, Gerald and Paula Nordland, Wolfgang Paalen, Bernard Pfreim, Juliet Man Ray, Jacqueline Roque (Picasso's wife), Mark Rothko, James Johnson Sweeney and his exhibition Twentieth century masterpieces, Dorothea Tanning, Nelly Van Doesburg, Van Tongerloo, Mary Wescher, Emerson and Dina Woellfer, and Virginia M. Zabriskie.
Box 1, Folder 13

Chavaroche, Marie-Hélène, 1985

Physical Description: 2 letters (3 leaves) plus one envelope

Scope and Content Note

Letters of De Herrera's caretaker to and from James Byrnes, concerning final settlement of De Herrera's debts after her death, and the mailing of her personal effects.
Box 1, Folder 14

Copley, William N., 1951-1953, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters (4 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Jack Ostrow, Norman R. Tyre and others (Jim, Bob) concerning financial and legal arrangements with reference to the 1926 Trust. With mention of Copley's upcoming exhibition.
Box 1, Folder 15

Darbois, Dominique, 1983, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters (4 leaves) plus 1 envelope

Scope and Content Note

Letters of French photographer to and from James Byrnes, concerning De Herrera's whereabouts and the state of her illness. One letter dated Jan. 4, no year (possibly 1955 Jan. 4), to an unnamed correspondent gives details of Darbois's travel in Laos (found folded in Antonin Artaud's Les Tarahumaras).
Box 1, Folder 16-17

De Herrera, David and Mildred, 1984-1985

Physical Description: 19 letters and 2 telegrams

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of letters to De Herrera's brother and mother, with reminiscences and discussion of keepsakes to be sent.
Box 1, Folder 18

Delectorskaya, Lydia, 1955-1985, undated

Physical Description: 8 items (7 leaves and 3 cards)

Scope and Content Note

Letters and postcards to and from Matisse's assistant and model. With mention of "le Patron" (Matisse), Byrnes and Lefebvre-Foinet, and Delectorskaya's answers to a questionnaire on their Matisse collage work sent by De Herrera, who refers to the "échantillons Matisse". Also with a 1985 letter to Dina Vierny, through whom De Herrera hoped to contact Delectorskaya.
Box 1, Folder 19

Dorival, Bernard, 1966

Physical Description: 2 letters (2 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Letters from curator at the Musée national d'art moderne, requesting loan of Man Ray object for Dada exhibition.
Box 1, Folder 20

Drouin, René, undated

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

List on plain note paper of Max Ernst paintings still at Drouin's gallery: La nuit rhénane and La ville engourdie (found folded in Max Ernst by Joë Bousquet).
Box 1, Folder 21

Duchamp, Marcel, 1957

Physical Description: 4 letters (4 leaves plus 2 envelopes)

Scope and Content Note

Discussion of a box sample being made by De Herrera for Duchamp, with work instructions and a mention of I.C.A. [Institute of Contemporary Arts]; misdelivery of parcel containing box sample; order for 30 boxes and frames.
Box 1, Folder 22

Dumas, Roland, 1960-1975

Physical Description: 3 letters (3 leaves), 1 card plus 1 envelope

Scope and Content Note

Letters from De Herrera's defense attorney. The card, addressed "Ma chère Anne" [sic], is notice of a favorable outcome; the letters (including a photocopy of one from Michel Poniatowski) concern the 1975 renewal of G. de H.'s residence permit.
Box 1, Folder 23

Ernst, Max, and Dorothea Tanning, 1953-1967, undated

Physical Description: 3 cards

Scope and Content Note

Greetings; invitation to Halloween party; request to Lefebvre-Foinet for De Herrera's whereabouts, concerning loan of painting "Katchina et son ame" for Tanning retrospective.
Box 1, Folder 24

Foresta, Merry, 1978

Physical Description: 1 letter (1 leaf)

Scope and Content Note

First page of Byrnes letter to curator at Smithsonian Institution, concerning Man Ray's chess sets. With a mention of Duchamp.
Box 1, Folder 25

Francette, 1957, undated (6 leaves)

Physical Description: 3 letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters from friend discussing her impressions of Sweden; G. de H.'s plans for travel in USSR, with suggestion that she visit Greece; discussion of political situation in France; De Herrera's arrival in Sweden en route to USSR; loan of a camera and film. With mention of Jacques Lacarrière and his book on Mount Athos, the seizing of L'Humanité, Claude Bonerandi, Lola and Lidia (Lydia Delectorskaya?).
Box 1, Folder 26

Gibbons, Joseph Burroughs (Burr) and Roberta, 1984

Physical Description: 3 items (4 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Concerning sale to the Gibbons of De Herrera's Dordogne house. With notes for telephone conversation, and photocopy of cancelled payment check.
Box 1, Folder 27

Gilot, Françoise, 1983

Physical Description: 2 letters plus 1 copy (4 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Byrnes, concerning repurchase from De Herrera of Gilot's 1947 drawing of her son Claude [Picasso]. Gives details of Byrnes's locating De Herrera. With mention of Dominique Darbois and Hans Hartung.
Box 1, Folder 28

Grepin (possibly Grépin), undated

Physical Description: 1 letter (1 leaf)

Scope and Content Note

Hopes to meet De Herrera in Paris (note found folded in Le surréalisme au service de la révolution).
Box 1, Folder 29

Hall, Jacques, 1985-1987, undated

Physical Description: 7 letters (9 leaves) plus 1 card, 1 telegram, 1 envelope

Scope and Content Note

Notes and correspondence of De Herrera and Byrnes with friend and helper in Dordogne: concerning impending Byrnes visit, which De Herrera wishes to prevent; request for handgun; desperate attempt to contact the Byrnes; notice to the Byrnes of De Herrera's death, with mention of the "échantillons Matisse"; forwarding of money to cover De Herrera's debts, with mention of Byrnes's book on Degas; final debt settlement.
Box 1, Folder 30

Kaminsky, Adolfo, 1966-1973, undated

Physical Description: 9 items plus 1 photocopy

Scope and Content Note

Documents and letter concerning photographer, master forger and underground resistance fighter, lover of De Herrera: a paper scrap with their shared Paris address; two business cards; a signed check; Kaminsky's IOU; G. de H.'s letter asking for repayment of seven-year-old debt; three blank sheets of paper signed "A. Kaminsky".
Box 1, Folder 31

Ke[...], Lida, 1957

Physical Description: 1 letter (1 leaf plus envelope)

Scope and Content Note

Friendly letter from Moscow, mentioning De Herrera's travel to Odessa, Sukhumi and the Caucasus. Correspondent's last name illegible.
Box 1, Folder 32

Lefebvre-Foinet, Maurice, 1959-1966, undated [1985?]

Physical Description: 2 letters and 1 note (3 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Letter to De Herrera from L. F., currently taking down an exhibition in Bern, with mention of Duchamp's suitcases and of Mlle. Teigel (with notes on verso from Ida and Franz [Meyer?]); letter to L. F. from Mildred de Herrera, attempting to contact De Herrera; notes for a telephone conversation with Josette Lefebvre concerning a Calder drawing to be recovered [1985?].
Box 1, Folder 33

Loeb, Edouard, 1966

Physical Description: 1 letter (1 leaf)

Scope and Content Note

Concerning Matisse drawing deposited at Loeb's gallery by G. de H., for which he has found a buyer contrary to her wishes; asks to discuss sale with her. Interested also in other drawings by Matisse, Giacometti and Max Ernst.
Box 1, Folder 34

Maranz, George, 1959

Physical Description: 1 letter plus 1 booklet (8 pp.)

Scope and Content Note

Thanks De Herrera for having helped rewrite a letter; sends copy of Maranz's pamphlet "Towards world cooperation" (included in folder).
Box 1, Folder 35

Matisse, Henri and Amélie, 1954-1959

Physical Description: 2 letters (2 leaves), 2 cards,

Scope and Content Note

Greeting card; letter requesting work permit for De Herrera to help with Matisse exhibit at the Musée d'art moderne de Paris; request for G. de H.'s help with an exhibit of Matisse gouache collages (held at the Kunsthalle Bern and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam); announcement of gouache exhibit in Bern.
Box 1, Folder 36

Matisse, Pierre, 1966

Physical Description: 1 letter (2 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Letter from the New York art dealer concerning evaluation of Giacometti drawings and identity of missing drawing. With mention of "Laronde book" (possibly Rien, voilà l'ordre by Olivier Larronde).
Box 1, Folder 37

Messenger, Ivan, 1950

Physical Description: 1 letter (1 leaf) plus 1 contract

Scope and Content Note

Letter from De Herrera to San Diego painter and printmaker involved with the California Centennials Commission and the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, complaining of unprofessional handling of a job offer. With a copy of a contract offered to De Herrera for work on the San Diego County Historical Art Exhibition.
Box 1, Folder 38

Meyer, Franz, 1959

Physical Description: 1 letter (1 leaf)

Scope and Content Note

Letter from curator of Matisse collage exhibit in Bern, thanking De Herrera for help with an English text, with comments on the exhibition's success and on the accessibility of Matisse's collages.
Box 1, Folder 39

Mitchell, Irene Musillo and Bill, 1955, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters (2 leaves) plus 2 cards

Scope and Content Note

Letters from De Herrera to unnamed correspondent (likely Irene Mitchell) concerning the latter's graduation and travel to Italy, with mention of De Herrera's interest in the prehistoric art of the Dordogne; Christmas greeting cards from De Herrera's best friend at Hollywood High School and her husband.
Box 1, Folder 40

Paalen, Wolfgang, 1954-1957

Physical Description: 1 letter (1 leaf)

Scope and Content Note

Letter to De Herrera alluding to recent difficulties, and congratulating her on her upcoming trip. For invitation from Paalen to publication party for issue no. 3 of Medium, see Series IV. Photographs: Wolfgang Paalen at Uxmal, invitation (Box 5, f. 36).
Box 2, Folder 1

Ray, Man, 1951-1967

Physical Description: 2 letters (2 leaves) and 2 cards

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied announcement of Hollywood studio clearance sale prior to Paris departure; letter to Mary and Paul [Wescher], with mention of William Copley; announcement for 1954 Man Ray gallery opening, with list of French departments on verso in De Herrera's hand; postcard from Man Ray to G. de H., with mention of [William] Rubin.
Box 2, Folder 2

Ray, Man, 1951

Physical Description: 1 greeting card

Scope and Content Note

Sentimental card sent to De Herrera from Juliet and Man Ray.
Box 2, Folder 3

Rubin, William, 1967-1968

Physical Description: 3 letters and 2 documents (5 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Rubin and his associates Alicia Legg and Sarah Weiner, concerning De Herrera's loan of Man Ray's Boardwalk for the Dada and Surrealism exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. With details of a mishap over catalogue reproduction, previous exhibition and reproduction data, and a mention of Man Ray. Includes loan receipt and receipt of delivery.
Box 2, Folder 4

Tsypina, Rita, 1957-1958

Physical Description: 6 letters (6 leaves) with 6 envelopes, and 1 card

Scope and Content Note

Letters from French-speaking Intourist guide befriended by G. de H., with details on the Moscow cultural scene. Topics include work with an anti-communist reporter from "L'Aurore"; an exhibition of [Honoré] Daumier; the conversion of the Manège, an equestrian building, into an art exhibition hall, with an exhibition of Soviet artists celebrating the 40th anniversary of the October Revolution; De Herrera's efforts to learn Russian; Sputnik; an exhibition of the American painter R. [Rockwell] Kent; the dancers Lilianne Daydé and Michel Réneau; Tsypina's miscarriage and convalescence; De Herrera's questions about Pushkin; the 1958 Tchaikovsky competition, with mention of Annie Petit, Sylvie Decret, "un Américain" [Van Cliburn], and Naum Shtarkman; a screening of Gérard Philippe's Till Eulenspiegel; the Gothic architecture of Riga; the Paris strikes; work with the Paris ballet.
Box 2, Folder 5

Young-Mallin, Judith, 1988

Physical Description: 1 letter (1 leaf)

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Byrnes offering use of De Herrera materials for Man Ray project.
Box 2, Folder 6

Unidentified, 1960, undated

Physical Description: 1 letters (1 leaf) and 2 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Katia regarding meeting (signature illegible); two postcards to De Herrera.
 

Series II.  Documents, 1936-1996

Physical Description: ca. 170 items

Scope and Content Note

Series II documents De Herrera's art and political activities, and episodes in her life from grade school to final illness. Included are some of De Herrera's early school papers, her poetry and other writings, papers concerning her work activities (including work on the Matisse collages and the Enfants du monde series), her arrest and release papers, her medical reports and financial paperwork, and records relating to the end of her life. Her obituary, as well as those of Man Ray and William Copley, is also included. Of particular interest are De Herrera's canceled passports, documenting much of her travel from 1951 to 1973. The series also includes some of William Copley's papers and writings, particularly a series of short essays vividly describing life in France in 1951. The arrangement of the documents is roughly chronological.
Box 2, Folder 7

De Herrera's grade school report cards, 1936-1942

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Report cards for second and seventh grades.
Box 2, Folder 8

Advances in popular education; On art, 1945, undated [1947?]

Physical Description: 10 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Typescript essays by De Herrera; likely high school papers.
Box 2, Folder 9

De Herrera's poetry, 1946

Physical Description: 6 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Six poems written for creative writing class.
Box 2, Folder 10

Twister to the slammer of hard spiel: an introduction to Harlem jive, undated [1947?]

Physical Description: 8 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten essay by De Herrera; likely a high school paper.
Box 2, Folder 11

Othello, the moor of Venice: as conceived in Harlem jive, undated [1947?]

Physical Description: 4 leaves

Scope and Content Note

A jive retelling of Act V, Scene II of Shakespeare's Othello; probable author is Dan Burley. Pages cut from book.
Box 2, Folder 12

Newspaper clippings, 1949, 1984

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Atomic age fables (absurdist text from Saturday Review); reports on the California Centennial Exhibition of Art, with photo of De Herrera; mention of the sale of the art collection of Barnet Hodes (Copley's attorney).
Box 2, Folder 13

Dondero, George, "Modern art shackled to Communism," 1949 Aug 16

Physical Description: 4 pages

Scope and Content Note

Text of Dondero's speech to the House of Representatives, with McCarthyite perceptions of the dangers of modern art. Photocopies; original housed in Box 7*.
Box 2, Folder 14

Stubs and cards, 1949-1950, 1976

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

De Herrera's employee card at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; voter stub; membership card for I.C.A. [Institute of Contemporary Arts], London, annotated by De Herrera ("Don't forget I am a founder member").
Box 2, Folder 15

De Herrera's poetry and other writings, 1951, undated

Physical Description: 12 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Les pensées à la forme des mots (a collection of poetry, incomplete); assorted poems and prose, including text dated 1951 May 9 describing impressions of Paris.
Box 2, Folder 16

Vassilissa dans le miroir, undated

Physical Description: 3 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten text of Russian fairy tale, possibly retold by G. de H.
Box 2, Folder 17

De Herrera's miscellaneous writings, undated

Physical Description: 2 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Notes on the Armory show of 1913, with mention of John Quinn and Henri-Pierre Roché; typescript page with numbered responses 13 through 24, possibly a test or an inventory of artworks.
Box 2, Folder 18

Materials related to voyage on SS De Grasse, 1951

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Baggage tag with De Herrera's name; postcard; illustrated menu.
Box 2, Folder 19

Passports, driver's license, 1951-1973

Physical Description: 7 items (33 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Disbound leaves from De Herrera's travel documents (incomplete); visa stamps record her travel.
Box 2, Folder 20

Copley's writings, 1951, undated

Physical Description: 10 items (48 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Short non-fiction essays, fragments and rough drafts concerning Copley's experiences in Europe. Subjects include arriving in France; Dahn, a Jewish friend; crossing the Pyrenées to Spain ( 1951 May 22); spring in Paris, with a discussion of Franco-American relations (May 30); the French elections and the Communist vote (undated, June?); French folk songs; French newspapers (July 31); visiting Germany to see Max Ernst's exhibition in Brühl ( 1951 Aug. 15); August in Paris (Aug. 31); a visit to Picasso in Vallauris (undated, 1951?). Typescript with pen and pencil corrections; one loose page.
Box 2, Folder 21

Copley's expense reports; 1951

Physical Description: 7 leaves

Scope and Content Note

With mention of the entertainment of James Byrnes, Blandina Zee, Marcel Xerbi [Zerbib?], Erna Hegg, Roland Penrose, Lee Miller, Peter Watson, Curt Valentiner, Bernard Pfriem, and Howard Baer.
Box 2, Folder 22

Photocopies of title pages dedicated by authors, 1949-1952, undated

Physical Description: 7 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied dedications by André Gide (Montaigne, 1929, autograph undated); Man Ray (Les mains libres, 1937; dedication undated); Max Ernst (Max Ernst, 30 years of his work, 1949); Tristan Tzara (Morceaux choisis, 1951, with duplicate), and Marc Chagall (Verve Vol. VI no. 24, 1952). See separation list for titles (except Chagall).
Box 2, Folder 23

Accounting for Matisse collages worked on by De Herrera, [between 1953 and 1959]

Physical Description: 6 leaves

Scope and Content Note

List of supplies and fees for work on the following collages: Gerbe; Lierre; Femmes bleues et blanches; Perruche; Tristesse du roi; Danseuse; Nu s/jaune (Grenouille); Femme et singes; Zulma; Femme et oranges; Acrobates; Apollon; Rosace; Océanie (Tahiti); Piscine; Negresse.
Box 2, Folder 24

Information on Matisse collages, 1977-1996

Physical Description: 2 items (25 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies (with duplicates) from Henri Matisse : paper cut-outs, ed. Jack Cowart et al., 1977; and Taking the plunge with Matisse, Art Newspaper, no. 55, 1996 Jan., p. 3 (concerning a restoration of La Perruche by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam). With pencil inscriptions, possibly by Lydia Delectorskaya; found with Delectorskaya letter [undated] mentioning "le Patron" (Matisse).
Box 2, Folder 25

Photocopies of Dominique Darbois's children's books, 1959-1971

Physical Description: 29 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of selected pages from Tacho, le petit méxicain (1959); Hassan, l'enfant du désert (1960); and Manolo, le petit espagnol (1960, 2nd. ed. 1971) from the series Les enfants du monde published by Fernand Nathan. With credit: "Maquette de Gloria de Herrera."
Box 2, Folder 26

Jean Jaurès pamphlet; political quote, 1960, undated

Physical Description: 1 pamphlet (16 pp.), 1 card

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlet entitled La vie d'un grand disparu : Jean Jaurès, apôtre de la paix , with text by Jaurès, biographical notes, and excerpted comments by Anatole France, René Viviani, Edouard Vaillant, and Albert Thomas. A separate card bears slogan critical of the United States.
Box 2, Folder 27

Arrest warrant and prison release, 1960

Physical Description: 4 items and envelope

Scope and Content Note

Documents concerning De Herrera's arrest, incarceration at the Prison de la Petite Roquette, and release. With train seat assignment coupon.
Box 2, Folder 28

Newspaper articles on De Herrera's arrest, 1960 Feb

Physical Description: 2 items (2 copies)

Scope and Content Note

New York Herald Tribune articles: "French intellectuals seized as aids of FLN"; "Consular official to see U.S. girl in Paris jail". (See Series V. Oversize materials, Box 7* f. 5, for additional articles.)
Box 2, Folder 29

Man Ray photocopies and corrections, undated, [1963] [1982]

Physical Description: 5 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies from Man Ray's Photographs; corrections, possibly for French edition; small photocopy of Dancer, with annotation by De Herrera ("Belonged to André Breton").
Box 2, Folder 30

The myth of Man Ray, [1964?]

Physical Description: 1 leaf

Scope and Content Note

Angry poem by De Herrera, in typescript.
Box 2, Folder 31

Stationery, Cumberland Hotel, undated, [after 1966]

Physical Description: 1 leaf

Scope and Content Note

Blank stationery from London hotel, found in Almost complete works of Marcel Duchamp (1966).
Box 2, Folder 32

Alexandre Iolas card, [1968?]

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Found in Max Ernst's Le néant et son double (1968): "Avec les compliments de Alexandre Iolas".
Box 2, Folder 33

Département de la Dordogne. Règlement sanitaire départemental, 1970

Physical Description: 1 booklet (68 pp.)

Scope and Content Note

Dordogne sanitary regulations handbook, annotated by G. de H.
Box 2, Folder 34

Electrocardiogram, 1974 May 8

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

De Herrera's electrocardiogram tape, stapled in booklet.
Box 2, Folder 35

Receipts for Matisse artwork, 1974

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

For artwork owned by De Herrera, to be sold through the firm of Guy Loudmer, Hervé Poulain, Paris.
Box 2, Folder 36

Estampes des XIXe et XXe siècles, 1975 Mar 24

Physical Description: 1 booklet (4 leaves plus cover) plus 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Auction catalogue for 19th and 20th century prints to be sold by Guy Loudmer and Hervé Poulain, Hôtel Drouot, Paris. With business card, bidding form and condition report. Item 121 records sale of Matisse lithograph by G. de H.
Box 2, Folder 37

Man Ray's obituary, 1976 Nov 19

Physical Description: 1 item (2 clippings)

Scope and Content Note

Obituary appearing in Le Monde.
Box 2, Folder 38

Tableaux modernes, art contemporain, 1977 Mar 8

Physical Description: 1 booklet (12 leaves plus cover) plus 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Auction catalogue for prints, illustrated books, modern and contemporary paintings to be sold by Guy Loudmer and Hervé Poulain, Hôtel Drouot, Paris. Some pen markings; portion of front cover has been cut away, possibly with loss of title information. Item 26 records sale of Matisse heliogravure by De Herrera. With list of estimated prices, bidding form and two object condition reports.
Box 2, Folder 39

De Herrera's statement on her Algerian involvement, [after 1979?]

Physical Description: 1 card

Scope and Content Note

Short handwritten affirmation of her actions. Found in Les porteurs de valises by Hervé Hamon (1979).
Box 2, Folder 40

James Byrnes's notes, [198-]

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

With mention of Henri Matisse : les grandes gouaches découpées and Les porteurs de valises.
Box 3, Folder 1

Transcript of De Herrera interview, 1983

Physical Description: pp. 1-86

Scope and Content Note

Part 1 of interview of De Herrera by James and Barbara Byrnes, taped 1983 July (see Series V. Audiovisual materials).
Box 3, Folder 2

Transcript of De Herrera interview, 1983

Physical Description: pp. 87-160

Scope and Content Note

Part 2 of interview transcript.
Box 3, Folder 3

First draft of De Herrera interview transcript, 1983 July

Physical Description: 53 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Transcription by Bruce McIntyre dates to 1991. With annotations, some dating to 1996.
Box 3, Folder 4

De Herrera's notes, addresses, undated

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Paper scraps with handwritten notes, including address of Claude Picasso.
Box 3, Folder 5

Medical reports, 1983-1984

Physical Description: 10 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Five reports on De Herrera's cancer and treatment, 1983 Sept through 1984 Jan Some leaves are duplicates.
Box 3, Folder 6

Checkbook and passbook, 1984-1985

Physical Description: 10 items plus envelope

Scope and Content Note

Items from De Herrera's trust account, set up by the Byrnes with proceeds from Dordogne house sale; some copies.
Box 3, Folder 7

Byrnes's notes and questions for De Herrera interview, 1985

Physical Description: 13 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten notes on 1983 tapes; list of questions for a planned follow-up interview, April 1985. Pagination out of order.
Box 3, Folder 8

List of De Herrera's artworks, 1985

Physical Description: 2 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Inventory of artworks owned by De Herrera, with her annotations.
Box 3, Folder 9

Contents of compartment box, [1985]

Physical Description: 3 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten list of 80 objects owned by De Herrera, intended for brother David.
Box 3, Folder 10

Byrnes's notes for communication with Jacques Hall, 1985

Physical Description: 5 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Notes for telephone calls: May 2, May 29 and June 26.
Box 3, Folder 11

Shipping of De Herrera's effects, 1985

Physical Description: 20 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Records for shipping De Herrera's belongings to California. With lists, certificates, bills, cancelled checks, pick-up orders and other paperwork.
Box 3, Folder 12

Bills and receipts concerning De Herrera's death, 1985

Physical Description: 9 leaves plus envelope

Scope and Content Note

Postal receipts; bills for ambulance, hospital, carpentry, cremation.
Box 3, Folder 13

Byrnes's notes for De Herrera's obituary, 1985 June 27

Physical Description: 2 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Notes and preliminary draft.
Box 3, Folder 14

De Herrera's obituary, 1985 June 29

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Three photocopies of Los Angeles Times obituary, plus small clipping with date.
Box 3, Folder 15

Copley's obituary, 1996 May 12

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Clipping of Copley's Los Angeles Times obituary.
Box 3, Folder 16

Assorted, undated

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Note

Two playing cards (joker, queen of spades); loose stamp; mailgram envelope; orange folder labeled J.B.B. (James B. Byrnes) with post-it note concerning I.C.A. [Institute of Contemporary Arts] founder membership.
 

Series III.  Artworks, 1945-ca. 1975

Physical Description: 108 items

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of artwork or photographs of artwork owned by De Herrera at some point in her life or at her death; many were personal gifts to her from prominent artists. Of particular interest are the Échantillons Matisse, a by-product of her work on the Matisse collages; the samples of gouached paper she collected have been shielded from light, retaining their original hues. The series is arranged by artist's name in three separate alphabetical filings: artwork (33 items; Box 4 f. 1-13); photographs of artwork (68 items; f. 14-26); exhibition catalogues and announcements (7 items; f. 27-33).
Box 4, Folder 1

Brauner, Victor, 1955-1959, undated

Physical Description: 6 drawings, 1 painting

Scope and Content Note

5 drawings: pencil on paper; 10.5 x 14 cm. and smaller
1 painting: watercolor on paper; 9.5 x 12.5 cm.
1 painting: gouache on paper; 27 x 21 cm.
1 drawing: ink with watercolor on vellum; 16 x 13 cm., 1 backing; 27 x 21 cm.
Drawings of cat, animal and human faces and shapes; drawing of man at table holding an apple (annotated "Monsieur Brauner pour Gloria") on verso of card for "Chez Albert", Paris. The gouache of a cat is captioned "Bonne année 1958". Three of the works are dedicated to De Herrera; four are signed. Includes photocopy of pencil drawings, annotated by De Herrera.
Box 4, Folder 2

Calder, Alexander, [ca. 1953]

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Drawing: ball-point pen on paper; 21 x 17 cm.
Sketched portrait of Maurice Lefebvre-Foinet. Date from donor's inventory.
Box 4, Folder 3

Calder, Alexander, [ca. 1956]

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Drawing: ball-point pen on paper; 21 x 17 cm.
Sketched portrait of Maurice Lefebvre-Foinet. Date from donor's inventory.
Box 4, Folder 4

Calder, Alexander, [ca. 1956]

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Drawing: ball-point pen on paper; 21 x 17 cm.
Sketched portrait of Gloria de Herrera, signed "Sandy". Date from donor's inventory. Includes one photocopy inscribed by De Herrera: "This is supposed to be me by Sandy Calder - ca. middle fifties."
Box 4, Folder 5

Copley, William, [ca. 1952]

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Painting: oil on linen; 5 x 4.5 cm.
Small painting of woman. Date from donor's inventory.

Note

See also Copley's painting Gloria, Series V. Oversize materials, Box 6*.
Box 4, Folder 6

De Herrera, Gloria, 1951, undated

Physical Description: 5 drawings

Scope and Content Note

5 drawings: ink on paper; 27 x 21 cm. and smaller.
Sketched portraits of Juliet Man Ray; William Copley and Man Ray playing chess; William Copley; one unidentified; one harlequin face ("Ce n'est qu'un debut").
Box 4, Folder 7

Giacometti, Alberto, [ca. 1965]

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Drawing: ink on paper; 18 x 9 cm.
Sketch of Gloria de Herrera on the stationery of Stafford Hotel, London. Drawing neatly torn on left side; address of Mme. Marcel Duchamp on verso. Includes separate identifying leaf. Date from donor's inventory.
Box 4, Folder 8

Gilot, Françoise, 1957

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Painting: watercolor with ink on board; 20 x 18 cm.
Ballet dancers. Signed and dated. With one photocopy.
Box 4, Folder 9

Échantillons Matisse, [between 1953 and 1959]

Physical Description: 73 items

Scope and Content Note

72 fragments plus 1 note; 7 x 10 cm. and smaller, in box 8 x 11 x 2 cm.
Gouached paper fragments in original unfaded colors, left over from Henri Matisse's cut-out collages. Collected by De Herrera; numbered on versos. Gift of Jacques Hall. Includes identifying note by James B. Byrnes ( 1987 Apr. 2).
Box 4, Folder 10

Gouached sheets for Matisse collages, [between 1953 and 1959]

Physical Description: 10 sheets; 31 x 23.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Uncut sheets of gouached paper in reds, oranges and yellows, intended for Matisse cut-out collages. Numbered 9, 30-35, 36 bis, 38, 47.
Box 4, Folder 11

Matta, Roberto, undated

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Drawing: ink on paper; 10.5 x 7 cm.
Signed erotic drawing with inscription: "Happy birthday Gloria". With pen writing on verso.
Box 4, Folder 12

Paalen, Wolfgang, undated

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Chart: ink on paper; 21.5 x 28 cm.
Astronomical diagram of Copán (Honduras). With notes on verso comparing Maya and Greek metonic cycles.
Box 4, Folder 13

Pfriem, Bernard, 1960

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Drawing: pen and crayon on paper; 10.5 x 13.5 cm.
With inscription: "Gloria dear, a private showing just for you." Drawn on verso of announcement of Pfriem's exhibition at the Galerie du Dragon, 1960 Mar. 8.
Box 4, Folder 14

Brauner, Victor, 1961

Physical Description: 40 items

Scope and Content Note

40 photographic prints; 21 x 17 cm. Black-and-white photographs of 1961 Victor Brauner paintings from the Iolas, Rive Droite, private and unspecified collections. With identifying information on versos.
Box 4, Folder 15

Brauner, Victor, 1945-1959, undated

Scope and Content Note

3 photographic prints: color; 12.5 x 9 cm.
1 color transparency; 12.5 x 10 cm.
Artwork on transparency dedicated "pour Gloria son ami Victor" ( 1955 Apr. 30).
Box 4, Folder 16

Calder, Alexander, undated

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

2 photographic prints; 9 x 13 cm. and smaller.
1 color slide, 5 x 5 cm.
Black-and-white photograph of Calder stabile; color photograph and slide of De Herrera's G-shaped brooch (slide from 1985 Apr. 22 letter to Byrnes).
Box 4, Folder 17

Copley, William, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 photographic print: color; 11 x 9 cm.
Polaroid of three Copley paintings on wall.
Box 4, Folder 18

Cornell, Joseph, undated

Physical Description: 2 photographs

Scope and Content Note

2 photographic prints; 15 x 17 cm. and smaller.
Black-and-white photograph of La boîte de Paul et Virginie (identified on verso in De Herrera's hand); color photograph of Les eaux d'Égypte.
Box 4, Folder 19

Ernst, Max, 1950, undated

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Note

6 photographic prints; 13 x 9 cm. and smaller.
Three color photographs of Ernst frottage sent as holiday greeting to De Herrera; 3 black-and-white photographs of Max Ernst sculptures, with inscriptions: "Max détruite" and "Max - Sculpture plâtre détruite, 1950" (signature illegible).
Box 4, Folder 20

Gilot, Françoise, 1947-1958

Scope and Content Note

2 photographic prints; 9 x 11 cm. and smaller.
Black-and-white photograph of artwork gifted to De Herrera by Gilot: a portrait of Claude Picasso (5 x 4 cm. on backing 15.5 x 8 cm.), identified in De Herrera's hand, sold back to Gilot in 1983 for medicine money; color polaroid of painting of monkey with gun.
Box 4, Folder 21

Johnston, Ynez, undated

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

1 photographic print: color; 16 x 13 cm.
Photograph of painting, likely Woman with umbrella; stamped on verso "Photographies Adolphe Kaminsky".
Box 4, Folder 22

Matisse, Henri, 1944, undated

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

2 photographic prints; 17 x 13 cm.
1 transparency; 6 x 6 cm.
Two black-and white-photographs of a charcoal drawing, and of the collage Deux danseurs, "Rouge et Noir"; one color transparency of the collage Tristesse du Roi.
Box 4, Folder 23

Monet, Claude, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 photographic print; 21 x 27.5 cm.
Black-and-white photograph of framed 1893 Monet painting.
Box 4, Folder 24

Ray, Man, [ca. 1975] undated

Scope and Content Note

4 photographic prints; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller.
Two black-and-white photographs of Boardwalk (1917), one with bullet holes circled in red felt pen (versos stamped "Photographies Adolphe Kaminsky" and "Couleur et techniques photographiques"); one color photograph of Promenade (1916) hanging in Mary Wescher's home (photo ca. 1975); color photograph of 1946 chess set in ebony and lemon wood (purchaser information written on verso), with additional photocopy.
Box 4, Folder 25

Tanning, Dorothea, [ca. 1960]

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

1 photographic print; 23 x 13 cm.
Color photograph of Tanning painting; verso stamped "Photographies Adolphe Kaminsky". Date from donor's inventory.
Box 4, Folder 26

Unidentified, La lecture, undated

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

1 photographic print; 14 x 20 cm.
Black-and-white photograph of drawing; pencil inscription on verso gives title information.
Box 4, Folder 27

Brauner, Victor, 1958

Physical Description: 1 folded sheet

Scope and Content Note

Announcement for Brauner exhibition at Galleria del Naviglio, Milan.
Box 4, Folder 28

Copley, William, 1951

Physical Description: 1 booklet, 6 leaves plus cover

Scope and Content Note

Catalogue of exhibition at Royer's Book Shop, Los Angeles; cover title: CPLY. Includes poem by Dorothea Tanning. With mention of De Herrera. Pencil annotations concern placement of two paintings in exhibition.
Box 4, Folder 29

Ernst, Max, 1949

Physical Description: 1 booklet, 2 leaves plus cover

Scope and Content Note

Catalogue of exhibition at Copley Galleries, Beverly Hills; lists selected works from 1919 to 1948.
Box 4, Folder 30

Ernst, Max; Surrealistische Kunst, 1952

Physical Description: 1 folded sheet

Scope and Content Note

Catalogue of exhibition at Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim.
Box 4, Folder 31

Matta, Roberto, 1948

Physical Description: 1 booklet

Scope and Content Note

Catalogue of exhibition at Copley Galleries, Beverly Hills; folded sheet in printed tissue jacket.
Box 4, Folder 32

Mondrian, Piet, 1951

Physical Description: 1 booklet, 4 leaves plus cover

Scope and Content Note

Catalogue of exhibition at Sidney Janis Gallery, New York.
Box 4, Folder 33

Tanguy, Yves, undated

Physical Description: 1 folded sheet

Scope and Content Note

Catalogue of painting and gouache exhibition at Copley Galleries, Beverly Hills. With attached photomechanical reproduction of La dame à l'absence.
 

Series IV.  Photographs, 1947-1985

Physical Description: 288 items

Scope and Content Note

One of the collection's highlights, this series of 244 photographs, 37 photocopies and 1 related item (an invitation) documents De Herrera's friendships and activities in Los Angeles and in France. Artists most notably represented are Man Ray and his wife Juliet, William Copley, Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning; other artists include Marcel Duchamp, Yves Tanguy, Valentine and Roland Penrose, Paul Eluard, Wolfgang Paalen, Henri-Pierre Roché, Pablo Picasso, Françoise Gilot, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti and Victor Brauner. The years from ca. 1948 to ca. 1953, representing De Herrera's last years in Los Angeles, her 1951 transatlantic voyage on the SS De Grasse, and her first years in France, are prominently featured. Of particular importance is De Herrera's scrapbook (Box 5 f. 21), with captioned photographs documenting events of her life from 1950 to 1953 - see also the scrapbook and Man Ray photocopies (Box 3 f. 17-18) for further images and annotations. Especially interesting are the photographs of Max Ernst's house with sculptural decorations at Capricorn Hill, near Sedona, Arizona, where he lived with Dorothea Tanning from 1946 to 1953, as well as the one in St. Martin d'Ardèche, where he had lived with Leonora Carrington before fleeing the Nazi occupation of France in 1941. Of note are the photographs of a 1951 visit to Picasso's studio in Vallauris (see Copley's narrative description in Box 3 f. 20). Also present are a photograph of De Herrera working on a Matisse collage, and a small set of photographs taken by De Herrera at the Just Jazz concert in Pasadena, 1947 Sept. 9, featuring Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and others. De Herrera's travel to the USSR in 1957 and her Belgian exile in the early 1960s are represented; the photographs of Algeria during its revolution and of Angkor Wat were likely taken by Dominique Darbois or unknown photographers. De Herrera's later life is more sparsely documented, with views of her home in the Dordogne, and snapshots of her friends and associates, several unidentified. Series arrangement is roughly chronological.
Box 5, Folder 1

Early photograph of Man Ray, undated

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 5 x 3.5 cm. on backing 13 x 8 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Annotated by De Herrera: "This is my famous 'M' a long time ago."
Box 5, Folder 2

Just Jazz concert, Pasadena, 1947 Sept 9

Physical Description: 9 photographic prints; 21.5 x 28 cm. and smaller

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white photographs taken by De Herrera, age 17, for her high school newspaper. Artists pictured include Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Jack Teagarden; possibly also Norman Granz and Barney Bigard. Includes one contact sheet. With envelope featuring version of story in James Byrnes's hand ( 1996 Jan. 30).
Box 5, Folder 3

Negatives from Just Jazz concert, 1947 Sept 9

Physical Description: 8 negatives; 8 x 11 cm.
Box 5, Folder 4

Gloria de Herrera's foot stepping on unidentified man, undated

Physical Description: 1 photograph; 6.5 x 9.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Foot identification by James Byrnes, 2002 Sept. 10.
Box 5, Folder 5

Gathering on René Lefebvre-Foinet's porch, Silverlake, [1948 or 1949]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 8.5 x 11 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Pictured are William Copley, Juliet Man Ray, Max Ernst, René Lefebvre-Foinet, Dorothea Tanning, Man Ray and unidentified woman (possibly Doris Copley or Mrs. Inverarity). Verso stamped: "Photo by R. B. Inverarity". With note addressed by James Byrnes to Bruce Inverarity (1996). Date from donor's inventory.
Box 5, Folder 6

William Copley and William Copley Jr., [between 1948 and 1950]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 11 x 14 cm.

Scope and Content Note

William Copley with young son. Date from donor's inventory.
Box 5, Folder 7

Gloria de Herrera and William Copley, [1949 or 1950]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 9 x 13 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Date from donor's inventory.
Box 5, Folder 8

William Copley and Gloria de Herrera playing chess with Man Ray chess set, [1949 or 1950]

Physical Description: 1 transparency; 5 x 5 cm. in frame 7 x 7 cm, with envelope

Scope and Content Note

Color transparency by Man Ray. With envelope inscribed by G. de H.: "Bill Copley et m/m devant chez Man Ray, Vine Street, Hollywood - jeu d'echecs ebène et citronnier - photo Man Ray 1949/50." See photograph of Man Ray ebony and lemon wood chess set, Box 4 f. 24.
Box 5, Folder 9

William Copley and Gloria de Herrera playing chess, [1949 or 1950]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 12.5 x 17.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Color print from transparency.
Box 5, Folder 10

Max Ernst's Capricorn Hill, Sedona, [1950]

Physical Description: 8 photographic prints; 9 x 12.5 cm. and smaller

Scope and Content Note

Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, William Copley and De Herrera at Ernst's retreat in Arizona. Includes poses with starched jeans; Tanning's dogs; a view of the sculptured facade of Ernst's cabin; Ernst amidst home construction; and games with Man Ray anodized aluminum chess set. Date from donor's inventory.
Box 5, Folder 11

Portrait of Gloria de Herrera with starched jeans, Sedona, [1950]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 9 x 12.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph by Max Ernst. Date from donor's inventory.
Box 5, Folder 12

Max Ernst and Gloria de Herrera with starched jeans, Sedona, [1950]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 8 x 11.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph by William Copley. Date from donor's inventory.
Box 5, Folder 13

Man Ray with Dorothea Tanning's dogs, Hollywood, [ca. 1950]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 5.5 x 5.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Taken outside Man Ray's studio, 1245 Vine Street. Photograph by Juliet Man Ray. Date from donor's inventory.
Box 5, Folder 14

Gloria de Herrera and William Copley at the Firehouse, Hollywood, [1951 Jan. 1]

Physical Description: 4 photographic prints; 11 x 16.5 cm. and smaller

Scope and Content Note

Taken at Copley's Hollywood gallery. With dachshund. Date from donor's inventory.
Box 5, Folder 15

William Copley's exhibition at Royer's Bookshop, 1951

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints; 21.5 x 28 cm. and smaller

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheet of nine exposures, and one print. Includes views of Man Ray aluminum chess set.
Box 5, Folder 16

Negatives of Copley exhibition at Royer's bookshop, 1951

Physical Description: 6 negatives; 6 x 6 cm., on 3 films 13 x 6.2 cm.
Box 5, Folder 17

Patrick Joseph Kelleher, Walter Rothman, ca. 1952, undated

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints; 25.5 x 20.5 and smaller

Scope and Content Note

Los Angeles County museum personnel in the early 1950s. With biographical information on versos. Kelleher photograph is signed and inscribed: "To Gloria - See you in Rome."
Box 5, Folder 18

Gloria de Herrera, Juliet and Man Ray aboard the SS De Grasse, 1951 Mar

Physical Description: 4 photographic prints; 9 x 13 cm.

Scope and Content Note

On-deck snapshots.
Box 5, Folder 19

Gloria de Herrera, William Copley, Juliet and Man Ray aboard the SS De Grasse with Marcel Duchamp, 1951 Mar

Physical Description: 5 photographic prints; 9 x 13 cm. and smaller, on sheet 19.5 x 29.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Further on-deck snapshots. Four photographs affixed to backing; one loose. Photographers are likely Copley and De Herrera.
Box 5, Folder 20

Man Ray and Gloria de Herrera at the SS De Grasse oceanliner party, 1951 Mar

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 20.5 x 26 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Wearing party hats at banquet table. Copley bent over in lower portion of frame. Photograph by ship's photographer Jacques Lucas.
Box 5, Folder 21

Gloria de Herrera's scrapbook, [ca. 1950-1953]

Physical Description: 47 photographic prints on 22 leaves; prints 11 x 14 cm. and smaller, leaves 27 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete album with missing pages, created by De Herrera (likely in the 1970s or 1980s) from photographs taken the early 1950s. Photographs are pasted and captioned in De Herrera's hand, on verso of typescript inventory of Dominique Darbois photographs. Scenes include departure from New York Harbor on the SS De Grasse ( 1951 Mar., see also Box 5, ff. 18-20); De Herrera at the Firehouse ( 1951 Jan. 1, see also Box 5 f. 14); Max Ernst's houses at Capricorn Hill in Sedona (1950, see also Box 5 ff. 10-12) and St. Martin d'Ardèche (1952 or 1953, see also Box 5 f. 31), with a focus on sculptural decorations; and a visit to Picasso in Vallauris (ca. 1951, see also Box 5 f. 28). Pictured are De Herrera, William Copley, Juliet and Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, Yves Tanguy, Dominique and Paul Éluard, Valentine and Roland Penrose, Marcel Zerbib, Pablo Picasso with son Claude and Françoise Gilot.
Box 5, Folder 22

Snapshots of Gloria de Herrera, [ca. 1947-ca. 1952]

Physical Description: 4 photographic prints; 9 x 13 cm. and smaller

Scope and Content Note

High school photograph; donning shoe and crouching by two different Citroën cars.
Box 5, Folder 23

Juliet and Man Ray, Paris, [ca. 1951]

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints; 7 x 10 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Donor's inventory locates in Montparnasse; dates to 1950s.
Box 5, Folder 24

Man Ray in front of Bugatti automobile, Chartres, [1951 or 1952]

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints; 7 x 10 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs by De Herrera; date from donor's inventory.
Box 5, Folder 25

Gloria de Herrera, William Copley, James and Barbara Byrnes, Paris, 1951

Physical Description: 3 photographic prints; 6.5 x 9.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Standing in front of Lefebvre-Foinet's art supplies store, corner of Rue Brea and Rue Vavin. Date on verso.
Box 5, Folder 26

Billboard advertising Max Ernst exhibition, Schloss Brühl (Westphalia), 1951

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 6.5 x 9.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

See also Series II. Documents: Copley's writings (Box 2 f. 20) for description of trip to visit Ernst exhibit in Germany.
Box 5, Folder 27

Gloria de Herrera with Roland Penrose, St. Tropez, 1951

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints; 9 x 12.5 cm. on sheet 29.5 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Playing chess outdoors, possibly with fishing nets in background. May be a sheet detached from De Herrera's scrapbook.
Box 5, Folder 28

Picasso and Valentine Penrose with ceramics, Vallauris (Alpes-Maritimes), [1951]

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints; 9 x 13 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Date from De Herrera's annotation of scrapbook photocopies. See also Copley's writings, Box 2 f. 20, for description of Picasso visit.
Box 5, Folder 29

Snapshots of Gloria de Herrera, Cap d'Antibes, 1951 or 1952

Physical Description: 3 photographic prints; 8 x 5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

De Herrera smiling and laughing.
Box 5, Folder 30

Gloria de Herrera and Man Ray smoking pipes, 1952

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 8 x 11.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Date from donor's inventory.
Box 5, Folder 31

Valentine and Roland Penrose, Marcel Zerbib, William Copley and Gloria de Herrera, St. Martin d'Ardèche, [1952 or 1953]

Physical Description: 13 photographic prints; 9 x 13 cm. and smaller

Scope and Content Note

At café in town, and at Max Ernst's home with views of sculptural wall decorations. Date from donor's inventory.
Box 5, Folder 32

Maison André Breton, St. Cirq-Lapopie (Lot), Aug 1952 or 1953

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints; 11 x 15 cm. and smaller on sheet 29 x 20 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Postcard view of André Breton's house; group snapshot by Man Ray. Pictured are Henri-Pierre Roché, Juliet Man Ray, De Herrera, Alicia Breton, Toyen, Benjamin Péret, Wolfgang Paalen, André Breton, and George Goldberg or Goldtayn (?). May be a sheet detached from De Herrera's scrapbook.
Box 5, Folder 33

At Henri-Pierre Roché's home, St. Robert (Corrèze), [1952 or 1953]

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints; 6 x 6 cm. on sheet 29.5 x 19.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Snapshots by Man Ray; pictured are Juliet Man Ray, De Herrera, Henri-Pierre and Denise Roché. Undated; likely dates are 1952 or 1953 (based on similarity to Breton images). May be a sheet detached from De Herrera's scrapbook.
Box 5, Folder 34

Gloria de Herrera with Matisse collage, [between 1953 and 1959]

Physical Description: 1 color slide; 5 x 5 cm., 1 photographic print: color; 12.5 x 18 cm.

Scope and Content Note

De Herrera working on Lierre en fleur. With envelope captioned by Byrnes. Date from donor's inventory.
Box 5, Folder 35

Woman associated with Henri Matisse, [195-]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 12 x 18 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified dark-haired woman wearing embroidered North African dress; photograph found in envelope with other Matisse materials.
Box 5, Folder 36

Wolfgang Paalen at Uxmal, invitation, 1954, undated

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 9 x 14 cm., 1 item; 10 x 27 cm.

Scope and Content Note

View of Paalen and unidentified woman in front of Uxmal ruins. With message on verso in Paalen's hand, looking forward to upcoming meeting with De Herrera. Together with signed invitation to 1954 publication party for issue no. 3 of Medium.
Box 5, Folder 37

Victor Brauner, Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning and Gloria de Herrera with Alexander Calder (?), Huismes (Indre et Loire), [between 1955 and 1964]

Physical Description: 4 color slides; 5 x 5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Color slides, with note in De Herrera's hand: "At Max and Dorothea's in Huismes, beside a CPLY ptg.". Date based on years of Ernst and Tannings's residence in Huismes.
Box 5, Folder 38

Alberto Giacometti in his studio, [195-]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 18 x 23 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Giacometti at work sculpting. Photographer's name partially cropped.
Box 5, Folder 39

Petit people intelligente internacional, [195-]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 8.5 x 14 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Group portrait with penned-in names, including "Irene" (possibly Irene Musillo Mitchell). Signed "Daniel".
Box 5, Folder 40

USSR negatives, 1957

Physical Description: 19 negatives; 6 x 6 cm. on films 19 x 6 cm. and smaller

Scope and Content Note

Views taken by De Herrera during her travel in the Soviet Union. With envelope.
Box 5, Folder 41

Odessa, [1957?]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 22.5 x 17.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

View out of open bus doors, into a crowd of onlookers. "Odessa" written on verso in Cyrillic script, likely in De Herrera's hand.
Box 5, Folder 42

Angkor Wat, 1958 Jan

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 6.5 x 9 cm.

Scope and Content Note

View of approach to Angkor Wat, from facing portico. With description on verso in unknown hand.
Box 5, Folder 43

Gloria de Herrera's apartment in Paris, undated

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 21 x 27 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Four interior shots on one contact sheet. With views of artworks including Calder's G-shaped brooch, and a poster from the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan.
Box 5, Folder 44

Algeria and Algerian war, [ca. 1960]

Physical Description: 38 photographic prints; 21 x 23 cm. and smaller.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, probably taken by Dominique Darbois, of the Algerian revolutionary army (FLN), a medical clinic, and nomadic or village life. With one final aerial shot, possibly of Subsaharan Africa. With a few brief notations on verso, likely in Darbois's hand: "Cent", "Bou" and "Sud".
Box 5, Folder 45

Atrocities, Algeria, 1961

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints: color; 9 x 13 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Stamped on verso: "Tirage exécuté à la demande expresse du Client, malgré l'avis défavorable du Service Technique." With envelope inscribed in De Herrera's hand: "Photos tortures Algérie 1961".
Box 5, Folder 46

Snapshot of Gloria de Herrera, Brussels, [1961 or 1962]

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints; 18 x 15 cm. and smaller

Scope and Content Note

Passport-sized photo, with cropped enlargement.
Box 5, Folder 47

Gloria de Herrera and Omar Boudaoud, Brussels, 1961 or 1962

Physical Description: 1 photographic print: color; 8 x 10 cm.

Scope and Content Note

De Herrera playing checkers with Omar Boudaoud, leader of FLN in France.
Box 5, Folder 48

Gloria de Herrera and Victor Brauner on the beach, Blonville (Calvados), [before 1966]

Physical Description: 4 photographic prints: color; 10 x 15.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

"Heel-digging for cockles"; two copies each of two exposures. Versos inscribed variously by De Herrera.
Box 5, Folder 49

La maison de l'île du Château Gaillard, Les Andelys (Eure), undated

Physical Description: 1 photographic print: color; 9 x 9 cm., 1 color transparency; 6.5 x 6.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Identical views of stone house with steep gabled roof and dormer windows, in vicinity of Norman castle. Verso of photograph inscribed by G. de H.: "Spent many nice vacations."
Box 5, Folder 50

Gloria de Herrera and unidentified women [Madeleine Pastier?], [196-?] [1984?]

Physical Description: 3 photographic prints; 5.5 x 5 cm. and smaller

Scope and Content Note

Passport photographs of two unidentified women, one with sticker on verso: "Art et Folklore, Bruxelles." With passport photograph of De Herrera, taken ca. 1984 (see also photograph in letter to Byrnes, 1984 July 9, Box 1 f. 8). All three photographs found wrapped in envelope inscribed by De Herrera: "Madeleine Pastier c/o Dominique Darbois; photos prises par Serge à l'Isle Chât Gaillard." (May refer to photographs of Box 5 f. 52.)
Box 5, Folder 51

Malika Brahim, [197-?]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 11 x 9.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of woman, with envelope inscribed by De Herrera: "Malika Brahim c/o D. D." [Dominique Darbois].
Box 5, Folder 52

Minouche, Les Andelys (Eure), [198-?]

Physical Description: 8 color transparencies; 6 x 6 cm., on film 19.5 x 6.5 cm. and smaller

Scope and Content Note

Gathering outdoors at La maison de l'île, Château Gaillard. Films found wrapped in envelope inscribed by De Herrera: "Minouche c/o Dominique." (See also envelope in Box 5 f. 50, which may in fact refer to these photographs.)
Box 5, Folder 53

Gloria de Herrera in the Pyrenées, [197-?]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 9 x 9 cm.

Scope and Content Note

View of De Herrera on mountain path with peaks in distance. Verso inscribed by De Herrera: "Trudging up the Pyrenées."
Box 5, Folder 54

Gloria de Herrera working at her desk, [197-?]

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints; 6 x 7 cm.
Box 5, Folder 55

Gloria de Herrera, Dordogne, [198-]

Physical Description: 7 photographic prints: color; 12 x 8 cm., 9 x 9 cm. and smaller

Scope and Content Note

Indoor and outdoor shots of De Herrera at her home at La Fontaine, La Chapelle Aubareil. See also undated scrapbook page/letter to David de Herrera, Box 1 f. 16, for photograph from 1977 of De Herrera's mule Auréliano outside the house.
Box 5, Folder 56

Gloria de Herrera, 1984 Feb

Physical Description: 1 color slide; 5 x 5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Indoor shot of De Herrera.
Box 5, Folder 57

David and Mildred de Herrera with Barbara Byrnes, 1985

Physical Description: 1 photographic print: color; 11 x 9 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Polaroid photograph taken by James Byrnes; David de Herrera holds mandolin owned by De Herrera. See Byrnes letter to De Herrera, 1985 June 18, for description of meeting (Box 1 f. 12).
Box 5, Folder 58

Box with contents, [1985]

Physical Description: 1 photographic print: color; 11 x 9 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Probably the compartment box bequeathed to David de Herrera; for list of contents see Box 1 f. 17.
Box 5, Folder 59

Lefebvre-Foinet's art supplies store, 1991

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints: color; 10 x 15 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs taken by James Byrnes. For view of storefront in 1951, see Box 5 f. 25.
Box 3, Folder 17

Photocopies of scrapbook pages and loose photographs, 1947-ca. 1985, undated

Physical Description: 29 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies annotated by De Herrera with dates, places, identities and some comments. Documents several photographs not included in collection. With post-it notes dating from 1996 Track 16 exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica.
Box 3, Folder 18

Photocopies of images pertaining to Man Ray, 1948-1957, undated

Physical Description: 8 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of announcement for "Café Man Ray"; signed portrait of De Herrera; aluminum chess set; inscribed portrait of Man Ray ("Gloria, je te donne rendez-vous à Paris mois de mai 1951 - Man"); gathering at Man Ray's Hollywood studio; view of studio (in Paris?); inscribed photograph of harps ("For Gloria / woman of my harp / Man Ray Paris 1957"); Man Ray in drag, from Italian publication. None of the original photographs are included in collection. With several annotations by De Herrera.
 

Series V.  Oversize materials, 1937-1979

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Note

This short series contains individual items taken from three of the other series, and stored separately due to their larger size. Of special interest is the William Copley canvas entitled Gloria, which Copley painted for De Herrera. Also present are photographs of a Matisse drawing; a pamphlet on the British response to French writing during WWII; a pen-and-ink sketch of jazz musicians; and an original transcript of George Dondero's Senate speech denouncing modern art ( 1949 Aug. 16). A photocopy of press coverage of De Herrera's 1960 arrest is included, as is a review clipping of Hervé Hamon's Les porteurs de valises.
Box 6*

Gloria, 1953

Physical Description: 1 painting: oil on canvas; 56 x 36 cm.

Scope and Content Note

With two affixed photographs, 7 x 6.5 cm. and smaller: one heart-shaped, the other irregularly shaped. Painted by William Copley.
Box 7*, Folder 1

Photograph of Matisse drawing, 1937

Physical Description: 2 photographic prints; 40 x 30 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of drawing of a woman. With one photocopy.
Box 7*, Folder 2

Idolatry and confusion, 1944 Mar

Physical Description: 1 pamphlet (1 sheet); 29 x 44.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Essay written by Jacques B. Brunius and E.L.T. Mesens, in response to Albert Koestler's article "Literary idolatry", which appeared in the London Tribune, 1943 Nov. 26. The present pamphlet was published by London Gallery Editions, after the London Tribune rejected it. The essay is strongly critical of the British literary response to French writings of the time. With mention of Georges Bernanos, André Breton, Denis de Rougement, Aragon, André Malraux, Paul Eluard, and others.
Box 7*, Folder 3

Sketch of jazz musicians, undated

Physical Description: 1 drawing: ink on paper; 27 x 26.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Pen sketches of two saxophonists and a drummer.
Box 7*, Folder 4

Modern art shackled to Communism, 1949 Aug 16

Physical Description: 1 pamphlet (1 sheet); 29 x 46.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Text of speech by George Dondero to the House of Representatives, published in the Congressional Record; a vehement condemnation of modern art. Original for copies in Box 2 f. 13.
Box 7*, Folder 5

Photocopies of newspaper articles on De Herrera's arrest, 1960

Physical Description: 2 sheets; 28 x 43 cm. and smaller

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of a series of eight articles appearing in unidentified newspapers (possibly including the Los Angeles Times), 1960 Feb through 1960 Sep For further articles, see Series II. Documents, Box 2 f. 28.
Box 7*, Folder 6

Review of Les porteurs de valises, [1979]

Physical Description: 1 clipping; 42 x 18.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping of article entitled "Ces Français qui portaient les valises du FLN", written by François Fonvieille-Alquier for unidentified newspaper. Found folded in copy of Les porteurs de valises, by Hamon and Rotman. With one photocopy.
 

Series VI.  Audiovisual materials, 1983-1996

Physical Description: 7 sound recordings, 1 video recording

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of taped interviews of Gloria de Herrera (1983) and James Byrnes (1996). Materials unavailable until reformatting is complete.
Box 8

C1-C7: Interview with Gloria de Herrera, 1983 July

Physical Description: 7 dictaphone tapes plus 7 cassette tapes

Scope and Content Note

7 sound cassettes of 7 (dictaphone tapes) : analog. Originals.
7 sound cassettes of 7 : analog. Originals (copies of the dicataphone tapes).
Interview conducted by James Byrnes. See Series II. Documents: Box 3, f. 1-3 for transcript, and Box 3 f. 7 for Byrnes's notes and intended questions for follow-up interview planned for 1985 April.
 

V1: Interview with James Byrnes, 1996

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS).
Interview conducted in Santa Monica by Dickran Tashjian, in conjunction with Track 16 gallery exhibition on Man Ray.