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Container List

 

William Cartwright

 

[Records]

 

Background

 

Information

Box 1, Folder 1

Papers.

Box 1, Folder 2

Pictures.

 

Office

 

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 3

To the Committee for Simon Rodia's Towers in Watts, A - L.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author in this series unless noted otherwise.
Box 1, Folder 4

M - Z.

Box 1, Folder 5

To Mayor Norris Poulson.

Box 1, Folder 6

To Councilman John Gibson.

Box 1, Folder 7

To Los Angeles Board of Building & Safety Commissioners.

Box 1, Folder 8

To Jack Linkletter, host of CBS - TV “On the Go.”

Box 1, Folder 9

To miscellaneous influential people.

 

Minutes, Proceedings, etc.

Box 2, Folder 1

Materials generated by the Committee for Simon Rodia's Towers in Watts.

Arrangement

This material arranged chronologically.
Box 2, Folder 2

Legal documents.

 

Printed Material

Box 2, Folder 3

Clippings, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 4

Clippings, 1950-1959.

Box 2, Folder 5

Clippings, 1960-1974.

Box 2, Folder 6

Copies of publications.

 

Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 7

Miscellaneous.

Note

[Materials through this box brief-listed by -------, transcribed into database 5/98 by dl].
 

Norma Ashley David

 

Records

 

History, etc.

 

Audio Record

Box 3, Folder 3

Interview with Norma Ashley David.

Physical Description: 4 reels. Tape and copies.

Scope and Content Note

Some in Rodia's apartment. With child Jonathan David.
Box 5, Folder 2

Interview with Simon Rodia, ca. 1960.

Physical Description: Cassette.

Scope and Content Note

In Martinez, California. Some in Rodia's apartment.
 

Film Record

Box 3, Folder 2

Watts Towers, commissioned by Ashley David. ca. 1963-1964.

Physical Description: 2 reels.

Scope and Content Note

Photographer Douglas Cox.
Box 4, Folder 1

Survey of Watts Towers, silent. 1960-1961.

Physical Description: 2 reels 16 mm. [Oversize Box].

Note

Unclear whether 2 copies of same film.
Box 3, Folder 1

5 minute film, 1965.

Physical Description: 16 mm.

Scope and Content Note

From Slattery's People, television show, Bing Crosby productions.
 

Bud Goldstone

 

Records

 

History

 

Audio Recording

Box 5, Folder 1

Interviews with Bob Goldstone, et al.n.d.

Physical Description: 2 cassettes, 3 reels.
 

Photographic

Box 5, Folder 3

Photo, 2 buttons, token, n.d.

 

Printed Material

Box 5, Folder 6

Miscellaneous publications, manuscript, notes, newspaper articles. v.d.

 

Photographic

Box 6, Folder 4

Photo of newspaper collage re Watts Towers, ca. 1959/n.d.

Box 6, Folder 1

Slides, n.d.

 

Interviews

Box 5, Folder 5

Typescript of interview with Simon Rodia and unidentified manuscript, n.d.

 

Video Record [VHS]

Box 6, Folder 2

Spikes to the Sun, KCET. 1992 May.

Physical Description: 27 min.
Box 6, Folder 3

Watts Towers, ca. 1960.

Physical Description: 17: 15 min.
 

Printed Material

Box 5, Folder 4

Watts Towers pamphlet, n.d.

 

Herbert Kahn

 

Towers Committee Records

 

All Subjects

 

Chronological Files of Herbert Kahn

Box 29, Folder 1

1959.

Scope and Content Note

These files contain correspondence, plans (some separated and housed oversize), brochures, clippings (removed and filed separately), photographs (removed and filed separately), etc. Topics are listed generally by donor. This year: the 1959 stress test of the Towers, etc. Minutes of meetings, engineering reports, hearing tests, etc.
Box 29, Folder 2

Towers structure. Notes by HK, 1959.

 

Chronological Files

Box 29, Folder 3

1960.

Scope and Content Note

Draft of By-laws for the Committee, minutes, financial report, etc.
Box 29, Folder 4

1961.

Scope and Content Note

Financial report, Outline of Towers talk by Farrell / Goldstone, Site development Scheme A by Larsen, Kahn, and Farrell, etc.
Box 29, Folder 5

1962.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, Goldstone paper, bibliography, Art Center material, etc.
Box 29, Folders 6-7

1963.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, Century Freeway material, Community Center Association, bibliography, letters, architect's development response to freeway, etc.
Box 30, Folder 1

1964.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, Planning development, bibliography, Supervisor John Anson Ford letter to the Committee.
Box 30, Folder 2

1965.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, Development for community activities at the Towers, etc.
Box 30, Folder 3

1966.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, Meeting for Redevelopment plan, Vest pocket parks, Teen post, Jeanne Morgan proposals, Leporte letter, Lucille Krasne letter, etc.
Box 30, Folder 4

1967.

Scope and Content Note

Proposed By-laws. Proposal to Mayor Yorty for the City to take over the towers, Westways article, etc.
Box 30, Folder 5

1968.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes of meetings for development of community activities at the Towers.
Box 30, Folder 6

1971-1973.

Scope and Content Note

No folders listed or transferred for 1969 or 1970. Minutes, Proposal for the Watts Towers Art Center, By-laws (1973), etc.
Box 30, Folder 7

1983-1984.

Scope and Content Note

No folders listed or transferred for years between 1973 and 1983. Correspondence With Rees, Daniel Ward, Brad Byer, etc.
 

Towers and Art Center

 

HK'S File

Box 30, Folder 8

Various items, notes, plans, photograph of rendering, etc.

 

Office Files

 

HK's File Marked “Miscellaneous”

Box 30, Folder 9

Los Angeles City parks items, etc.

 

Towers Cultural Center

Box 30, Folder 10

Small photographs of renderings and models, etc.

 

Towers and Relationship to Neighborhood of Watts

Box 30, Folder 11

Various lists, plans, etc.

 

Towers and Community

Box 26, Folders 1-4

Various plans, drawings, etc. 1959.

Note

These and other plans were folded and filed with chronological files. Now filed [Oversize Box].
Box 26, Folder 5

Miscellaneous sketches, plans. v.d.

Note

These and other plans were folded and filed with chronological files. Now filed [Oversize Box].
 

Towers Records

 

Curatorial

 

Photographic Material Kept / Taken by Herbert Kahn

Box 31, Folder 13

Stress test, etc. 1959[?].

Physical Description: Small prints.
Box 31, Folder 14

n.d./ca. 1959[?].

Physical Description: Black and white negatives.
Box 31, Folder 15

Phoebe Goldstone photographs of Stress test. 1959.

Physical Description: Large black and white glossy prints. Typed captions with most.
Box 31, Folder 16

Captions to Goldstone photographs, ca. 1959.

Physical Description: Photocopied onto acid free paper.
Box 31, Folder 17

Area around Towers, 1963 March.

Physical Description: (Black and white negatives)
Box 31, Folder 18

Area around Towers, 1963 March.

Physical Description: (Small black and white prints)

Scope and Content Note

Some taped together to show look of street.
Box 31, Folder 19

Watts Center, study group of Children[?], 1960s[?].

Physical Description: (Black and white print) and (small color prints)
Box 31, Folder 20

Towers and center, 1960s[?].

Physical Description: (Color slides)

Scope and Content Note

In 4 sleeves (one sleeve has only one slide). Contains views of Towers (by Hamada?), model of center designed by Hamada, etc.
 

Jeanne Morgan

 

Repair Crisis

 

Possible Article

 

Manuscript Material

Box 7, Folder 1

Rodia Towers in Watts suffer savage restoration and neglect, etc. n.d.

 

Success And Far Distance In California

 

New Yorker Magazine Visits Simon Rodia”

 

Manuscript Material By Jeanne Morgan

Box 7, Folder 2

1982[?].

Scope and Content Note

Also letters to editor, Smithsonian Magazine.
 

Confrontation

 

Manuscript Material, etc.

Box 7, Folder 3

Various notes, drafts by JM. ca. 1976.

 

Possible Articles

 

Manuscript Material

Box 7, Folder 4

Various notes, drafts by JM. ca. 1979.

 

[Articles]

 

Manuscript Material

Box 7, Folder 5

Notes, rough starts. ca. 1978-1979[?].

Scope and Content Note

Also, some correspondence.
 

Research Material[?]

Box 7, Folder 6

Bibliographies. v.d.

Box 7, Folder 7

Tiles. Notes and clippings, n.d.

 

Manuscript / Publication Material[?]

Box 7, Folder 8

Leaflet work-ups. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies, paste ups of previous leaflets, etc.
 

Victory

 

What it Took

 

Manuscript Material[?]

Box 7, Folder 9

Notes. n.d.

 

To The Team That Prevailed

 

Distribution Material

Box 7, Folder 10

Press release, list of names, etc. 1980 August 20.

 

Morgan Tapes

 

Interview Material

Box 7, Folder 11

Dan Ward, interviewer. 1984 February 18.

Physical Description: Cassettes.
 

False Restoration Of Rodia's Towers

 

A Study in Art vs. Politics

 

Manuscript Material

Box 7, Folder 12

Panel paper. 1984 March 13.

Box 7, Folder 13

Various versions. 1979-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Also notes, research material.
 

“What's Up With Watts?”

 

Publication Material

Box 7, Folder 14

By JM. In: Bay Area Lawyers for the Arts, the Working Arts. 1980 Winter.

 

Research, Manuscript Material

Box 7, Folder 15

By JM. ca. 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Other notes and articles included.
 

Letters and Documents

 

File Material

Box 7, Folder 16

Basic statement. Notes, preservation problems of publicly owned art. 1979.

Box 7, Folder 17

1976-1977.

Box 7, Folder 18

1978.

Box 7, Folder 19

1979.

Box 7, Folder 20

Letters of protest, ca. 1979.

Scope and Content Note

Copies from letters to newspapers, etc.
 

Chronology

 

File Material

Box 7, Folder 21

Notes, lists, calendars, etc. 1978.

Box 8, Folder 1

Morgan's battle logs, 1978 Summer-1979 December.

Scope and Content Note

[Small files consolidated into one]
Box 8, Folder 2

Progress reports, 1978 April-1979 February.

Scope and Content Note

[Small files consolidated into one]
 

Press Releases

 

Release Material

Box 8, Folder 3

Appeals for support, ca. 1979.

Box 8, Folder 4

Information, 1965 (before).

Box 8, Folder 5

In process. As given, notes, etc. ca. 1978[?].

 

Release Material, Notes

Box 8, Folder 6

Also press conferences, 1978.

 

Press Material

Box 8, Folder 7

Lists, contacts. 1980s-1990[?].

 

Press Files

 

Clippings

Box 8, Folder 8

Various publications, 1960s forward.

Box 8, Folder 9

Various publications, n.d.

Box 8, Folder 10

Various publications, 1939, etc.

Box 8, Folder 11

Free Press. 1965.

Box 8, Folder 12

Various publications, 1965.

Box 8, Folder 13

Trillin, Calvin. “I know I want to do something..” 1965 May 29.

Box 8, Folder 14

Various publications, 1966.

Box 8, Folder 15

Free Press, 1966.

Box 8, Folder 16

Craven, John. “Towers of Watts.” In: Connaissance des arts. 1966 April.

Box 9, Folder 1

Bryan, Robert S. “Sam Rodia and the children of Watts.” In: Westways. 1997 August.

 

Clippings

Box 9, Folder 2

Various publications, 1968.

 

Publication, Copy

Box 9, Folder 3

Trillin, Calvin. “U.S. Journal: Watts.” In: The New Yorker. 1971 December 4.

 

Clippings and Copies

Box 9, Folder 4

Various publications, 1974-1979.

Scope and Content Note

[Small files consolidated].
 

Clipping

Box 9, Folder 5

Billiter, Bill. “Simon Rodia's incredible towers.” In: Art news. 1979 April.

 

Clippings and Copies

Box 9, Folder 6

Various publications, 1980-1983.

Scope and Content Note

[Small files consolidated]
 

Manuscript and clipping, etc.

Box 9, Folder 7

Los Angeles Times, also letter from JM. 1983 October.

 

Clipping

Box 9, Folder 8

Los Angeles Times editorial. 1984 September 4.

 

Clippings

Box 9, Folder 9

JM letter to the Times. 1984 September 24.

Box 9, Folder 10

Various publications, 1985.

 

Publications - Various

Box 9, Folder 11

1950s-1960s.

Box 9, Folder 12

1976-1978/79.

Scope and Content Note

Includes article by John Outterbridge.
Box 9, Folder 13

1979.

Box 9, Folder 14

1984.

Scope and Content Note

[Also oversize]
 

Legal Files

 

Case Files - Center for Law in the Public Interest

Box 10, Folder 1

Correspondence, etc. 1985.

Box 10, Folder 2

Further correspondence, etc. 1985.

Box 10, Folder 3

Durfee Award, 1982.

 

Legal Files / Ralph Vaughn

 

Case Files

Box 10, Folder 4

Hornsberger legal counsel. 1978.

Box 10, Folder 5

E.S. Feldman legal counsel. 1978.

Box 10, Folder 6

Miscellaneous. 1978, etc.

Box 10, Folder 7

Agreement and conveyances, city and committee. 1978, etc.

Box 10, Folder 8

Center for Law in the Public Interest. 1979.

Box 10, Folder 9

Operating agreement or development agreement between city and state, ca. 1976[?].

Box 10, Folder 10

Legal briefs, late 1970s.

Box 10, Folder 11

Ralph Vaughn meetings, work crew, etc. late 1970s.

Scope and Content Note

[Consolidated from 3 small files]
 

Welfare of Towers and Security

 

Office Files

Box 11, Folder 1

Watts effect on Towers, Towers neighbors. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 2

Bailey property. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 3

Welfare of the Towers, ca. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 4

Monitor the Towers logs. ca. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 5

Security, ca. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 6

Security log, ca. 1978.

 

Preservation Expertise

 

Office Files

Box 11, Folder 7

Ehrenkrzntz Group reports. 1983.

Box 11, Folder 8

The state's repair and conservation plans and specifications. 1979.

Box 11, Folder 9

CSRTS standards file. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 10

Cover the Towers. 1979.

Box 11, Folder 11

HABS file. 1979.

Box 11, Folder 12

Materials and methods, Vaughn period. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 13

Preservation expertise educational. 1979.

Box 11, Folder 14

Artisans for actual work. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 15

Conservation publications, ca. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 16

Chartres preservation article, ca. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 17

Cases of savage preservation, ca. 1978[?].

Box 11, Folder 18

New Yorker cartoon on restoration, ca. 1978[?].

 

Flow Charts - Authorities

 

Office Files

Box 11, Folder 19

Notes and copies, ca. 1978[?].

 

Federal Authorities

 

Office Files

Box 12, Folder 1

National Advisory Board on Historic Preservation correspondence, 1978.

Box 12, Folder 2

National Register, 1978.

 

State Authorities

 

Office Files

Box 12, Folder 2

Steade Craigo, State Department of Parks and Recreation. 1984.

Box 12, Folder 3

Senator S.I. Hayakawa. 1978-1979.

Box 12, Folder 4

Russell Cahill State Department of Parks and Recreation correspondence. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 5

John Merritt State Office of Historic Preservation correspondence. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 6

State Office of Historic Preservation correspondence. 1977-1978.

Box 12, Folder 7

Department of Parks and Recreation general correspondence. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 8

Senator Alan Sieroty correspondence. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 9

State Department of Parks and Recreation Hollier - Cottingham negotiations. 1979.

Box 12, Folder 10

State Department of Parks and Recreation Earl Carlson correspondence. 1978-1979.

 

City Authorities

 

Office Files

Box 12, Folder 11

Vaughn documents, reports, contracts. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 12

Office of Legislative Analyst. 1979.

Box 12, Folder 13

City Hall meetings. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 14

Department of Public Works. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 15

Mayor Tom Bradley. 1976-1978.

Box 12, Folder 16

Municipal Arts Commission. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 17

Municipal Arts Department, 1978.

Box 12, Folder 18

City Attorney Bert Pines. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 19

City Controller Ira Reiner. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 20

Bureau of Public Buildings reports. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 21

Eugene Birnbaum, engineer. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 22

Environmental review. 1977.

Box 12, Folder 23

City Council. 1975-1979.

Box 12, Folder 24

Funding history and detail. 1978-1979.

Box 12, Folder 25

City Administrative Officer (CAO). 1974.

Box 12, Folder 26

Vaughn - unlicensed contractor, work performance. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 27

City's Watts master plan and repair specifications, n.d.

Note

[folder empty]
 

Consultants and Authorities

 

Office Files

Box 13, Folder 1

CSRTW standards for conservation. 1978[?].

Box 13, Folder 2

N.J. Bud Goldstone reports. 1978.

Box 13, Folder 3

Mel Green and Associates conservation consultants. 1978.

Box 13, Folder 4

Crafts and Folk Arts Museum. 1978-1979.

Box 13, Folder 5

Firschein, Bill, board representative, preservation. 1979.

Box 13, Folder 6

Bernard Judge, AIA preservation chairman. 1978-1979.

Box 13, Folder 7

Myrna Saxe, consultants and authorities. 1978-1979[?].

Box 13, Folder 8

Dr. Tomay – Ybly. 1978.

Box 13, Folder 9

Getty Museum. 1978-1979.

Box 13, Folder 10

National Trust for Historic Preservation. 1978.

Box 13, Folder 10

Williams Waterproofing Company. 1978.

 

Friends

 

Office Files

Box 13, Folder 11

Members, friends, helpers correspondence. ca. 1978-1979.

Box 13, Folder 12

Possible help and support. ca. 1978-1979.

Box 13, Folder 13

Addresses. ca. 1978-1979.

Box 13, Folder 14

A.B. Arnold. ca. 1978-1979.

Box 13, Folder 15

J.J. Beljon. ca. 1978-1979.

Box 13, Folder 16

Johan Van Geluwe. 1980.

Box 13, Folder 17

Ruth Bowman. 1978-1980.

Box 13, Folder 18

Harvey Mudd. 1979.

Box 13, Folder 19

June Wayne. 1979.

Box 13, Folder 20

Nick King. 1964-1983.

Scope and Content Note

Rodia relative. Notes give “personal” details of SR.
Box 13, Folder 21

Mary Ewalt. 1984.

Box 13, Folder 22

R. Buckminster Fuller [notes and copies of letters sent to him]. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from William Emboden, notes.
Box 13, Folder 23

William Emboden. 1978-1979.

Box 13, Folder 24

Bill Osmun, Bruce Williams, Eileen Sobeck, Franklin Heller, Peter Selz, Norris Dabbs, Betty Freeman, ca. 1978-1979.

Note

[Consolidated from small files]
 

Working Files

 

Board

 

Office Files

Box 13, Folder 25

CSRTW Board membership mailings. 1982, 1984.

Box 13, Folder 26

Jeanne Morgan letters to Board of Directors, CSRTW. 1983.

Box 13, Folder 27

CSRTW archive data. 1983.

Box 13, Folder 28

Board assets, notes and reports, ca. 1980.

Box 13, Folder 29

Membership mailings, including to B.J. Goldstone (marked not delivered), ca. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Also Centennial mailing (fliers).
Box 13, Folder 30

CAC grant. 1979.

Box 13, Folder 31

Watts Towers Art Center. 1978.

Box 13, Folder 32

Grant deeds. 1978.

Box 13, Folder 33

Treasurers. 1978-1979.

Box 13, Folder 34

Towers tours. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

At least one tour given by Norris Dabbs.
Box 13, Folder 35

Office space. ca.1978.

Box 13, Folder 36

History of Committee, roster of those shown film by Jeanne Morgan. 1959.

Box 13, Folder 37

Membership mailings, increase of membership. ca. 1978.

Box 14, Folder 1

Correspondence board members. 1979.

Box 14, Folder 2

Document. 1974.

Box 14, Folder 3

Conveyance of Towers to city. 1977.

Box 14, Folder 4

Towers Committee. 1978.

Box 14, Folder 5

Letters, inner organization. ca. 1978.

Box 14, Folder 6

By-laws, v.d., including 1979.

Box 14, Folder 7

CSRTW letterhead and envelopes, ca. 1978[?]

Box 14, Folder 8

Board meeting minutes, 1978 March-June.

Scope and Content Note

[Consolidated from small files]
Box 14, Folder 9

Board meeting minutes, 1978 July-December.

Scope and Content Note

[Consolidated from small files]
Box 14, Folder 10

Board meeting minutes, 1979 January-February.

Scope and Content Note

[Consolidated from small files]
Box 14, Folder 10

Executive Committee minutes, 1979 April 11.

Box 14, Folder 11

Annual membership meeting, 1979 April 22.

Box 14, Folder 12

Board meeting, 1979 May 2.

Box 14, Folder 13

Executive committee meeting, 1979 May 25.

Box 14, Folder 14

Board meeting minutes, 1979 June-August.

Box 14, Folder 15

Executive committee meeting, 1979 August 8.

Box 14, Folder 16

Board meeting minutes, 1979 September-December.

Scope and Content Note

[Consolidated from small files]
Box 14, Folder 17

Board finances, 1977-1978.

Box 14, Folder 18

Jeanne Morgan's notes and minutes (originals), ca. 1978-1979.

Scope and Content Note

In spiral binder.
Box 14, Folder 19

Board crisis, 1979-1980.

Box 14, Folder 20

Board meeting minutes, 1980 January 3.

Scope and Content Note

Meeting at CAFAM.
Box 14, Folder 21

Board meeting minutes, 1980 January 8.

Box 14, Folder 22

Board meeting minutes after Jeanne Morgan resignation, 1980.

Box 14, Folders 23-24

Board meeting mailing, 1981.

Box 14, Folder 25

Unfinished business, 1978.

 

Towers Records

 

Promotional

 

Research and Final Material

Box 15, Folder 1

Notes, press kit, etc. 1960s[?].

 

Publication Material

Box 15, Folder 2

Clipping from Los Angeles Free Press (Towers edition), 1965 June 23.

Physical Description: (photocopy)
Box 15, Folder 3

Watts Tower Art Center leaflet, to accompany Jazz Festival. 1987.

Scope and Content Note

File labeled: “NOLA leaflet.”
 

Simon Rodia History

 

Interview Material

Box 15, Folder 4

Rodia contact, James Peck, 1950.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping from: LA Weekly, 1985.
 

Production Notes, etc.

Box 15, Folder 5

Ray Wisniewski's and Bill Male's notes for a film, 1953.

 

Interview Notes, etc.

Box 15, Folder 6

Morgan / Babitz visit. Babitz report, 1960.

Box 15, Folder 7

Morgan / Babitz visit. Morgan report, 1960.

Box 15, Folder 8

Kate Steinitz. A visit [with Rodia] in Martinez, 1961 June 2.

Scope and Content Note

Also clipping (photocopy) from Artforum, 1963.
Box 15, Folder 9

Jody Farrell. An account of a visit to Simon Rodia, 1961 October.

Box 15, Folder 10

Bud Goldstone. Talking with Simon Rodia, 1961 October 17.

Scope and Content Note

[Transcript of a tape]
Note by Jeanne Morgan that tape garbled, impossible to transcribe.
Box 15, Folder 11

Bud Goldstone. University of California, Berkeley, 1961 October 17.

Scope and Content Note

Showing of the Bill Hale film. Transcribed 1983 by Jeanne Morgan.
Box 15, Folder 12

Rodia contact. Claudio Segre, 1962 January 25.

Box 15, Folder 13

Rodia contact. Jeanne Morgan, 1964 Summer.

Box 15, Folder 14

Rodia contact. New Yorker visit, Morgan report. Title: “Success and far distance in California: New Yorker visits Simon Rodia.” 1964 August 30.

Box 15, Folder 15

Rodia contact. New Yorker visit, original Morgan report. 1964 August 30.

Box 15, Folder 16

Rodia contact. Morgan article. Title: “Sam Rodia and City Hall.” 1964 September 20.

Box 15, Folder 17

Rodia contact. Morgan final visit, 1964 December 22.

Box 15, Folder 18

Rodia contact. Miscellaneous, 1980s.

Box 15, Folder 19

Nick King. Rodia portraits, 1960s.

 

Rodia Museum

 

Research Material

Box 15, Folder 20

Rodia museum and museum contacts. Notes and working paper, 1979.

Box 15, Folder 21

Other works of Rodia, n.d.

Box 15, Folder 22

“What influenced Rodia?” v.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and clippings.
Box 15, Folder 23

Others influenced by Rodia, v.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and clippings.
Box 15, Folder 24

Early Los Angeles, v.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and clippings.
Box 15, Folder 25

Jeanne Morgan's letters to the Los Angeles Times. Towers revenue, etc. v.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and drafts.
 

Curatorial

 

Research Material

Box 16, Folder 1

Virginia Sullivan. 1970s, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Includes recording. Virginia Calicura Sullivan, niece of Simon Rodia.
 

File Materials

Box 16, Folder 2

Towers drawings. O. Bussard, 1959[?].

Scope and Content Note

Plot drawings.
Box 16, Folder 3

Towers welfare / adjacent property and developments, 1979.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, maps.
Box 16, Folder 4

Condition report, broken column, 1984 April.

Box 16, Folder 5

Curator. Letter to JS responding to her proposal. 1984 April.

Box 16, Folder 6

Rodia and art community / June Wayne, 1984.

Box 16, Folder 7

Los Angeles County Museum catalog, 1962.

Physical Description: [photocopy]
Box 16, Folder 8

Curatorial data, 1960s-1980s.

Physical Description: Letters and photocopies.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter from Calvin Trillin, 1983.
Box 16, Folder 9

Things / searching for, 1980s.

Box 16, Folder 10

Relevant quotes to Rodia's projects, etc., 1980s.

Scope and Content Note

Assembled by JM.
Box 16, Folder 11

Criteria for evaluation, “community culture.” 1980s.

Scope and Content Note

Notes by JM on Rodia's motives, etc.
Box 16, Folder 12

“Socio.” 1980s.

Scope and Content Note

Notes by JM.
 

Current and Trust

 

File Materials

Box 16, Folder 13

Various articles about the Towers. v.d.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and photocopies.
 

Curatorial

 

Research / File Material

Box 17, Folder 1

Research sources. Notes, 1980s.

Box 17, Folder 2

Manual sculpture. Notes, 1980s.

Box 17, Folder 3

The grave of Sam Rodia. Notes, sketch. 1980s[?].

Box 17, Folder 3

Towers safety test. 1959, etc.

Box 17, Folder 3

Armature technology: Goldstone: Rodia joint, etc. Notes, etc. 1980s (assembled).

Box 17, Folder 4

History of file (clipping). 1983.

Box 17, Folder 4

Editorial corrections LACMA catalog. 1960s[?].

Box 17, Folder 5

Columbia Encyclopedia entries. 1970s[?].

Box 17, Folder 6

Kate Steinetz. 1960s[?].

Scope and Content Note

Notes, small photograph (by William Emboden?).
Box 17, Folder 7

Documents Sabatino Rodia. Notes, photocopies. v.d.

Box 17, Folder 8

Facts and fact sheets. 1970s primarily.

Scope and Content Note

Brochures, handouts, etc.
Box 17, Folder 9

Aesthetic evaluations of Towers. Statements, tributes, etc. v.d.

Scope and Content Note

William Emboden, June Wayne, etc.
Box 17, Folder 10

Babitz research. v.d.

Box 17, Folder 11

Personal contacts, potential oral histories. v.d.

Box 17, Folder 12

The Committee for Simon Rodia's Towers in Watts. Newsletters, 1960s.

Box 17, Folder 13

Fact sheets. 1960s, 1970s.

Scope and Content Note

Similar to previous file of fact sheets, contains some duplicates of that.
Box 17, Folder 14

Portland Cement research. Letter to official connected with company (no reply), 1985.

Scope and Content Note

Cloth bag filed with objects, Box 26.
Box 17, Folder 15

Bibliography. Notes and copies, some of work by Kate Steinetz. v.d.

Box 17, Folder 16

Rodia chronology. Notes, typescripts. 1980s[?].

Box 17, Folder 17

Article about Towers. 1983.

Box 17, Folder 18

Night lighting plans and photograph. 1960s.

Box 17, Folder 19

Clippings, copies, etc. 1980s.

Scope and Content Note

Previously unfoldered.
Box 17, Folder 20

JM's notes, letters to Times, etc. on funding, grants, and siphoning of funds through the years, funds meant for “restoration.” 1988 (written).

Scope and Content Note

Also material assembled from before this time.
 

Research / File Material - Related Work By Others

Box 18, Folder 1

Outsider and folk art. Clipping, 1984.

Box 18, Folder 2

Grotto in Hauterive (near Lyon). v.d.

Box 18, Folder 3

L'art brut. v.d.

Box 18, Folder 4

Nek Chand's constructions in India. Clipping, 1984.

 

Films, Television, Radio

Box 18, Folder 5

Films available. Notes, catalog, etc. 1970s-1980s.

Box 18, Folder 6

Radio tape (reel to reel), VHS tape. n.d.

Box 18, Folder 7

Television. Notes, n.d.

Box 18, Folder 8

Bill Hale film. Notes, correspondence, etc. 1983, etc.

 

African Americans and Watts City in Relation to Towers

Box 18, Folder 9

John Outterbridge. Clippings, 1980s.

Box 18, Folder 10

Watts Art Center. Notes and clippings, 1980s.

Box 18, Folder 11

Early Watts, jazz. Notes and clippings, 1980s.

Box 18, Folder 12

Miscellaneous clippings, v.d.

Scope and Content Note

An extensive file.
 

Committee on Simon Rodia's Towers in Watts

Box 18, Folder 13

Brochures, out of print items, etc. v.d.

Scope and Content Note

An extensive file.
 

Research and Office Material

Box 19, Folder 1

Letters from UCLA, Special Collections, etc. 1987.

Scope and Content Note

Letters from James Hartzell, David Zeidberg, etc.
Box 19, Folder 2

Letters, memos, etc. Robert Rees, UCLA Extension, v.d.

Scope and Content Note

An extensive file.
Box 19, Folder 3

Ann Luke, chair CSRTW. 1987.

Box 19, Folder 4

Museum methods, popular culture. AASLH. 1986.

Box 19, Folder 5

Architecture for museums. Clipping, 1985.

Box 19, Folder 6

Rodia Museum of Popular Culture. Notes by JM, etc. 1985.

Box 19, Folder 7

Spinoffs / projects. Notes, etc. 1985.

Box 19, Folder 8

ABC - KCET. Notes by JM, 1985.

Box 19, Folder 9

Bud Goldstone. Notes from 1986.

Box 19, Folder 10

Towers. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1985.

Scope and Content Note

Postcards.
Box 19, Folder 11

Towers in process. Correspondence, 1984.

Box 19, Folder 12

Dave Johnstone, Los Angeles Times. Notes from his statement, 1985.

Box 19, Folder 13

Watts Festival “failure” [after action report by JM], 1985.

Box 19, Folder 14

Curatorial services. Notes by JM, 1985.

Box 19, Folder 15

Restoration confusion. Letters to Times, etc. 1985.

Box 19, Folder 16

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. Letter to them from JM, 1985.

Box 19, Folder 17

John Outterbridge. Notes about by JM, 1985.

Box 19, Folder 18

Los Angeles art powers [public art]. Clippings about the Getty, etc. 1985.

Box 19, Folder 19

Ed Goff, architect. Notes, clippings by and about, etc. v.d., 1969.

Box 19, Folder 20

Video. Notes for, how to brochure, etc. 1985[?].

 

Office Materials - Art Organizations, etc.

Box 20, Folder 1

Leon Whiteson. Correspondence, notes, etc. 1985.

Scope and Content Note

Writer for Los Angeles Herald.
Box 20, Folder 2

Correspondence with trust: Pittas, Wheaton, Bowman. 1986.

Box 20, Folders 3-4

USC international conference on the future of the Towers. Notes, etc. 1985 June 13-15.

Scope and Content Note

Poster filed in Oversize Box 32, folder 7.
Box 20, Folder 5

USC international conference on the future of the Towers. JM's verbatim notes, 1985 June 13-15.

Box 20, Folder 6

California Confederation of the Arts. Clipping, 1984.

Box 20, Folder 7

Saving and preserving Arts and cultural Environments. Letter, mailing, notes. 1970s.

 

Copies of Publications [Duplicate of Special Collections]

 

Ray, Mary Ellen Bell

Box 20, Folder 8

“City of Watts 1907-1926.” 1985.

 

Copies of Publications [Removed for Cataloging]

 

Ward, Daniel Franklin, ed.

Box 20, Folder 8

Personal places: perspectives on informal art environments, 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Contains article by JM, “Rodia's Towers: Nuestro Pueblo, a gift to the world.”
 

Boring, Mel

Box 20, Folder 8

Incredible constructions ...., 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed by author: “November 25, 1985, To Jeanne Morgan, without whom there would have been no chapter 10, warmly, Mel.”
 

Ward, Daniel Franklin

Box 20, Folder 8

Authenticity in the cultural hybrid ... [dissertation, Bowling Green State University]. 1990.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed: “For Jeanne, I dedicated this dissertation to you. It's not exactly what we had in mind so long ago ... For you with love, Dan.”
 

Copies of Publications / Related Material

 

Enclosures, Correspondence

Box 20, Folder 9

Notes by JM, letter from Mel Boring. 1984[?].

Scope and Content Note

Notes are for JM's publication in Personal places, ed. Daniel Franklin Ward.
 

Ward, Daniel Franklin

Box 30, Folder 9

“Watts Towers and the giglio tradition.” In: Folklife annual [American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress], 1985.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed: “To ... Jeanne Morgan: I hope you enjoy this collection of work to which you have contributed so much ... Enjoy. Dan.”
 

Curatorial

 

Graphic and Photographic Materials

Box 21, Folder 1

Images of Towers [deterioration after 1975], After 1975.

Physical Description: (Photocopies)
Box 21, Folder 2

Images of Rodia, Towers motifs, etc. 1960s.

Box 21, Folder 3

Towers full profile (more or less), late 1970s[?].

Box 21, Folder 3

Beljon Homage to Rodia (sculpture), Long Beach.

Note

[Folder empty when transferred]
Box 21, Folder 4

Interior / floor. Photographs by Bob Willoughby, 1985.

Box 21, Folder 5

Kids and bikes at front wall, ca. 1984.

Box 21, Folder 6

Towers full profile with figure. Photographs by Harvey Mudd, 1978.

Box 21, Folder 7

Neighborhood children in Towers. Photographs by Rose Slivka, ca. 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Also notes. Slivka worked for Craft Horizons[?].
Box 21, Folder 8

Photographs probably by Marvin Rand, n.d.

Box 21, Folder 9

Photograph by Bruce Boehner, n.d.

Box 21, Folder 10

Scaffolding, 1981.

Physical Description: (Photocopy? thermofax?)
Box 21, Folder 11

Pages from brochure[?], n.d.

Note

(Mounted, not previously in folder)
Box 21, Folder 12

Miscellaneous Towers photographs from various sources, n.d.

Box 21, Folder 13

List of photographers of Towers. Notes by JM, 1978-1980s[?].

Box 21, Folder 14

Dome structure. Photographs by JM to show cracking of underside, n.d.

Box 21, Folder 15

Large spires and overlaps. Photographs by JM, n.d.

Box 21, Folder 15

Glass.

Note

[Folder empty when transferred]
Box 21, Folder 16

“The new genitalia.” Photographs by JM. Refers to City architect's false restoration ...., 1979.

Box 21, Folder 17

Broken pieces. Photograph by JM, 1979.

Box 21, Folder 17

Smaller spires and overheads, 1979.

Note

[Folder empty when transferred]
Box 21, Folder 18

Vaughn equipment. Photograph by JM, 1978.

Box 21, Folder 19

Center tower. Photographs by JM, 1979.

Box 21, Folder 20

East tower. Photographs by JM and Barret Miller, 1978.

Scope and Content Note

To show lost pieces of tile.
Box 21, Folder 20

Walls - tool panels.

Note

[Empty when transferred, but images elsewhere in records]
Box 21, Folder 20

California state repair.

Note

[Folder empty when transferred]
Box 21, Folder 20

Heartshapes.

Note

[Folder empty when transferred]
Box 21, Folder 21

Signs. Photographs by B. Miller, 1979.

Box 21, Folder 22

South wall sets. Notes, n.d.

Box 21, Folder 23

Walls. Color photocopies of photographs elsewhere in records[?], n.d.

Box 21, Folder 23

Front entry.

Note

[Folder empty when transferred]
Box 21, Folder 24

People. Photographs by Barret Miller, 1979.

Box 21, Folder 25

Mosaics, composites. Photograph by JM, n.d.

Physical Description: Color photocopy.
Box 21, Folder 26

Titles and signed areas. Photograph by JM, 1979.

Physical Description: Photograph and color photocopy.
Box 21, Folder 26

Miscellaneous.

Note

[Folder empty when transferred]
Box 21, Folder 26

The APEX area.

Note

[Folder empty when transferred]
Box 21, Folder 26

Impressions.

Note

[Folder empty when transferred]
Box 21, Folder 26

Special tiles.

Note

[Folder empty when transferred]
Box 21, Folder 26

Cast forms.

Note

[Folder empty when transferred]
Box 21, Folder 27

Defective. Snapshots of Getty meeting, n.d.

Note

[folder title unclear]
Box 21, Folder 28

Rodia and influences [photograph inside San Francisco apartment building with random ceramic tile], n.d.

Box 21, Folder 29

West tower, n.d.

Physical Description: (Photocopies)
Box 21, Folder 30

Towers, labeled “Find these locations.” Photographs, n.d.

Box 21, Folder 31

Damage and deterioration. Photographs, notes. 1979[?].

Box 21, Folder 32

Fireplace and no. gate area. Photograph by JM, 1979.

Box 21, Folder 33

Front wall by Sharon Ackerman. 1978.

Physical Description: Mounted color photograph.
Box 21, Folder 34

Design possibilities. Photocopies of motifs, etc. n.d.

Box 21, Folder 35

Postcards / publish. Notes, photocopies. n.d.

Note

Folder contains no postcards.
Box 21, Folder 36

Reproduction originals. Graphic mockups, images mounted on boards, etc. n.d.

Box 21, Folder 37

Graphics Bravo Rodia front wall. Photocopies etc. n.d.

Note

[Box Probably not Full When Plastic Removed, etc].
Box 22, Folder 1

Title and signatures with notes by JM, n.d.

Physical Description: Mounted small color prints.

Scope and Content Note

For dates it is probably possible to cross check with the original slides sleeved and stored separately. Some mounted photographs have negative number.
Box 22, Folder 2

Primarily distance shots with notes by JM, n.d.

Physical Description: Mounted small color prints.

Scope and Content Note

See previous note on dates, etc. for these photographs and succeeding photographs in this series.
Box 22, Folder 3

Arches with green bottles, some with notes by JM. n.d.

Physical Description: Mounted small color prints.
Box 22, Folder 4

Silhouette of towers against pink sky with notes by JM, n.d.

Physical Description: Mounted small color print.
 

Miscellaneous Views and Details of Towers Motifs, n.d.

Box 22, Folder 5

Mounted small color prints, with notes by JM. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

An extensive file.
Box 22, Folder 6

Unmounted small color prints. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Some are duplicates of other prints or color photocopies in this series.
Box 22, Folder 7

Unmounted small color photographs. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Removed from sleeved album, marked multiple prints.
Box 22, Folder 8

Unmounted larger color prints. n.d.

Physical Description: (approximately 5 × 7)
Box 22, Folder 9

Mounted (on individual thick boards). n.d.

Box 22, Folder 10

n.d.

Box 22, Folder 11

Exterior walls by JM, n.d.

Physical Description: Color photocopies of prints.
Box 22, Folder 12

Slide no.115, n.d.

Physical Description: Black and white photocopies.

Scope and Content Note

Shows “interlocking” geometries of SR.
Box 22, Folder 13

Various views and motifs, n.d.

Physical Description: Large color photocopies.
Box 22, Folder 14

Two views of towers, one with person viewing by JM. n.d.

Physical Description: Approximately 8 × 10 color prints of photographs.

Scope and Content Note

Noted by JM: appeared in Art News 1979 April.
Box 22, Folder 15

Towers with pine branches, ... with museum or crafts building, n.d.

Physical Description: Approximately 8 × 10 black and white prints.
Box 22, Folder 16

Supports between towers with “heart” motif, by Sharon Ackerman. n.d.

Physical Description: Color photocopy of photograph.
Box 22, Folder 17

Rodia portraits. Black and white photocopies, one with notes by JM. v.d. Rodia in Point Arena, California: image by Nick King, ca. 1964-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Other image Rodia in Towers in coveralls and hat, holding pipe.
Box 22, Folder 18

Various views of the Towers, by Monique Noyou(?) Gehman. 1978.

Physical Description: Mounted small color prints.
Box 22, Folder 19

Various views of the Towers, by Monique Noyou(?) Gehman. 1978.

Physical Description: Black and white photocopies of prints.
Box 22, Folder 20

View up through a Tower, by Michel d'Ambrine. n.d.

Physical Description: Black and white photograph [BOX NOT FULL].
 

Towers Construction

Box 23, Folder 1

Examples of ceramics and shells and the same imbedded in cement (fragments)[?]. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Not labeled by JM [Oversize Box, shoebox].
 

Decorative Device

Box 23, Folder 2

Faucet, used to make impressions in cement[?]. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Unknown if used by Rodia or similar to what he used.
 

Committee Fundraisers[?]

Box 23, Folder 3

Buttons with image of Rodia, another with image of Towers. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Some are in plastic bags with title, “An artist's gift to the world,” and quotes about the Towers and Rodia from John Craven and Sir Kenneth Clark.
 

Events About the Towers

Box 23, Folder 4

Buttons with image of Towers, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

One just image of Towers, one with text Imagine all this at Lytton Center of the Visual Arts, another with Save the Watts Towers ( Los Angeles Herald).
 

Items Collected

 

Memorial Collage to Rodia

Box 23, Folder 5

On box lid with colored drawing, image of the Towers, and quote from Hermann Hesse. 1965[?].

Scope and Content Note

Note on underside of this “Rodia died: July 16, 1965.”
 

Curatorial

 

Towers Criticism

Box 24, Folder 1

Articles in Art and Architecture, Artforum, etc. ca. 1951-1984.

Physical Description: [Oversize Box not full]
 

Graphic and Photographic Material

Box 25, Folder 1

Images of the Towers and Towers motifs. Photographs by JM, 1978 and n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Mounted color images, primarily of images previous box of photographic images.
Box 25, Folder 2

Towers images assembled as mockup for a photographic postcard book. n.d.

Physical Description: Color photocopies.
 

Photographic Material By Jeanne Morgan

Box 27, Folders 1-2

Prints, 1978 November 11.

Box 27, Folder 3

Negatives, 1978 September 18.

Scope and Content Note

“False restoration.”
Box 27, Folder 4

Prints, 1978 September 18.

Scope and Content Note

“False restoration.”
Box 27, Folder 5

Negatives, 1978 July 11.

Scope and Content Note

Vaughn meeting at Towers.
Box 27, Folder 6

Prints, 1978 July 11.

Scope and Content Note

Vaughn meeting at Towers.
Box 27, Folder 7

Miscellaneous mounted color prints, 1978[?].

Scope and Content Note

Note from JM: color pints separated from slides and negatives. File master copies - do not remove.
Box 27, Folder 8

Negatives, 1978 March 3.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 9

Prints, 1978 March 3.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 10

Contact prints, 1978 March 3.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 11

Negatives, 1978 April 3.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 12

Prints, 1978 April 3.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 13

Negatives, 1978 May 15.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 14

Contact prints, 1978 May 15.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 15

Negatives, 1978 July 11.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 16

Contact prints, 1978 July 11.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 17

Negatives, 1978 October 28.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 18

Contact prints, 1978 October 28.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 19

Negatives, 1979 January.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 20

Contact prints, 1979 January.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 21

Negatives, 1979 March 14.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 22

Contact prints, 1979 March 14.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 23

Negatives, 1979 May 22.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 24

Contact prints, 1979 May 22.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 25

Contact prints, 1979 October 10.

Physical Description: (black and white)

Scope and Content Note

No negatives with prints.
Box 27, Folder 26

Negatives, 1984 February 25.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 27

Contact prints, 1984 February 25.

Physical Description: (black and white)
Box 27, Folder 28

Color prints, v.d.

Scope and Content Note

Assembled for 32 Postcards book.
Box 28, Folder 3

Negatives, 1979 June 10.

Box 28, Folder 4

Prints, 1979 June 10.

Box 28, Folder 5

Negatives, 1979 June 11.

Box 28, Folder 6

Prints, 1979 June 11.

Box 28, Folder 7

Negatives, 1979 July 15.

Scope and Content Note

Rodia grave and family.
Box 28, Folder 8

Prints, 1979 July 15[?].

Scope and Content Note

Rodia grave and family.
Box 28, Folder 9

Rodia Towers. Negatives, 1978 July 2.

Box 28, Folder 10

Rodia Towers. Prints, 1978 July 2.

Box 28, Folder 11

Wall. Negatives, 1979 June 28.

Box 28, Folder 12

Wall. Prints, 1979 June 28.

Box 28, Folder 13

Negatives, 1978 May 7.

Box 28, Folder 14

Prints, 1978 May 7.

Box 28, Folder 15

Nuestro Pueblo [signed by Rodia]. Negatives, 1978 June 18.

Box 28, Folder 16

Nuestro Pueblo [signed by Rodia]. Prints, 1978 June 18.

Box 28, Folder 17

Towers at time closed for false restoration. Negatives, 1978 March 2.

Box 28, Folder 18

Towers at time closed for false restoration. Prints, 1978 March 2.

Box 28, Folder 19

Negatives, 1978 June 20.

Box 28, Folder 20

Prints, 1978 June 20.

 

Photographic Material

Box 27, Folder 29

By D.J. Robinson. Negative (color). n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Assembled for 32 Postcards book.
Box 27, Folder 30

By Fred Usher, Marvin Rand. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

photocopies.
Box 28, Folder 1

By Dorothy Westwick. Negatives, 1980 August 2.

Box 28, Folder 2

By Dorothy Westwick. Prints, 1980 August 2.

Scope and Content Note

Show scaffolding.
 

Towers Committee Records

 

Curatorial

 

Simon Rodia's Techniques, etc.

Box 26, Folder 6

Sample cement sack (cloth). n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Purchased by Jeanne Morgan. Faded logo of Riverside Cement Company.
Cf. letter, Box 17, folder 14.

Note

[this box Oversize Box, other items not from JM]
 

Towers Records

 

Curatorial

 

Photographic Material - Slides by Jeanne Morgan, ca.1978

Box 31, Folder 1

Miscellaneous.

Scope and Content Note

In 2 sleeves. Removed from notebooks and resleeved. JM's captions photocopied and kept with folders of slides. Further information in ledger filed this box.
Box 31, Folder 2

Minarets and geometries, Inside towers, Heart shapes, Front wall.

Scope and Content Note

In 4 sleeves:
101-119: Minarets and geometries.
120-139: Inside towers.
140-159: Heart shapes.
160-199: Front wall.
Box 31, Folder 3

South wall exterior, Heart bridge and palette, Tool panels.

Scope and Content Note

In 3 sleeves:
200-239: South wall[?].
240-259: Heart bridge and palette.
260-279: Tool panels.
Box 31, Folder 4

Tool panels (continued from previous folder), Tool impressions and composites, Nuestro pueblo and stained glass, north wall castings.

Scope and Content Note

In 4 sleeves:
260-279: Tool panels.
280-299: Tool impressions and composites.
300-339: Tools and composites.
340-359: Nuestro pueblo and stained glass.
Box 31, Folder 5

Nuestro pueblo, North wall castings, Apex area.

Scope and Content Note

In 2 sleeves:
340-359: Nuestro pueblo (continued from previous folder).
360-379: North wall castings.
380-389: Apex area.
Box 31, Folder 6

Dome and NW corner, North wall interior, Grave of Simon Rodia.

Scope and Content Note

In 2 sleeves:
400-419: Dome and NW corner.
420-439: North wall interior.
440-459: Grave of SR (continued next folder).
Box 31, Folder 7

Grave of S.R. (continued), Entry plus genitalia plus mirrors, People, ca. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

In 2 sleeves:
440-459: Grave of S.R. (continued from previous folder).
460-479: Entry plus genitalia plus mirrors.
480-499: People.
Box 31, Folder 8

People, Full profile Towers, Sunset and moonlight Towers. ca. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

In 2 sleeves:
480-499: People (continued).
500-519: Full profile Towers.
520-539: Sunset and moonlight Towers.
Box 31, Folder 9

Sunset and moonlight Towers, Miscellaneous, False restoration. ca.1978.

Scope and Content Note

In 4 sleeves:
520-539: Sunset and moonlight Towers (continued from previous folder).
540-559: Miscellaneous.
560-632: False restoration.
Box 31, Folder 10

False restoration, California State repair, Deterioration, Signs. ca. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

In 2 sleeves:
620-632: Cal False restoration (continued from previous folder).
633-649: State repair.
660-679: Deterioration.
680-699: Signs.
Box 31, Folder 11

Signs, Tiles and composites, Festival. ca. 1978, 1985.

Scope and Content Note

In 3 sleeves:
680-699: Signs (continued from previous folder).
700-719: Tiles and composites.
720-758: [Festival 1985].
Box 31, Folder 12

Prints by Jeanne Morgan: ledger of dates, titles, etc. ca. 1978[?].

Scope and Content Note

Also contains publication material, loan dates, etc.
[Rest of box is photographic material from Herbert Kahn]
 

Brochures, Posters, etc.

Box 32, Folders 1-3

Various negatives, paste-ups, etc. n.d.

Physical Description: [FLAT BOX].
 

Poster

Box 32, Folder 4

Bravo Rodia, 1984.

 

Images of Towers

Box 32, Folder 5

Various photocopies, assembled to provide “real” picture of entire wall, etc. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Seemingly made from JM's photographs. Are taped together.
 

File Material

 

Publication

Box 32, Folder 6

“Builder of Watts Towers dies at an unknown age,” by JM. In: The Senior citizen, 1965.

Physical Description: (photocopy)
 

Curatorial

 

Office Materials - Art Organizations, etc.

Box 32, Folder 7

Poster for USC international conference on the future of the Towers, 1985.

 

Images

Box 33, Folder 1

Assembled and mounted photographs, n.d.

Physical Description: Mounted on cardboard [FLAT BOX].

Scope and Content Note

Mounted to show geometry as one looks up through the Towers. Photographer not given.