INVENTORY OF THE ROBERT IRWIN PAPERS, circa 1940-2011

Finding aid prepared by Lynda Bunting, J. Gibbs, and Teresa Soleau.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Irwin papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1940-2011, bulk 1970-2011
Number: 940081
Creator/Collector: Irwin, Robert, 1928-
Physical Description: 346.0 linear feet
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: Robert Irwin is a California artist associated with the Light and Space movement. His papers document many of Irwin's site-specific, primarily public artworks from the 1980s with correspondence, writings, clippings, drawings, photographs, models, and sound and video recordings. Additions (1999-2011) to the archive include papers, photographs, and drawings relating to the Getty central garden and other projects (ca. 1992-2011).
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Language: Collection material is in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Irwin is a Southern California artist and a founder of the Light and Space movement.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers. Boxes 121-124 contain legal documents and are sealed pending review in 2032.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Getty Research Institute. Contact Library Reproductions and Permissions .

Preferred Citation

Robert Irwin papers, ca. 1940-2011, bulk 1970-2011, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 940081.

Acquisition Information

The papers were acquired in 1994. Additions to the archive were received in 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997. Subsequent additions were received in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011.

Processing History

Lynda Bunting unpacked and minimally processed the collection in the Fall of 1994. From July 1995 to March 1996, the oversize material was processed. Kelly Nipper helped identify and organize the photographs.
In July 1997 a supplement consisting of correspondence and project files dating from the 1990s was interfiled.
In 2012 Teresa Soleau incorporated additions into the finding aid but kept the materials housed separately.
The 1999 addition includes boxes 76-86, flatfiles 5-7 and 23, rolls T21-T29, video item number V23, audio item number C22, and digital item number D2.
The 2001 addition includes boxes 87-98, flatfiles 24-26, rolls T30-T34a, video item numbers V24 and V25, and audio item number C23.
The 2003 addition includes boxes 99-101, flatfile 28, model 133, and video item number V26.
The 2004 addition includes boxes 102-106, flatfiles 8-22 and 29, rolls T35-T44, and digital item number D3.
The first addition from 2005 includes boxes 107-110, flatfile 30, and digital item number D4.
The second addition from 2005 includes boxes 111-112, and flatfiles 31-38.
The 2007 addition includes boxes 113-118, flatfiles 39-44, rolls 45-46, and digital item numbers D5-D6.
The 2008 addition includes boxes 119-126, flatfiles 45 and 53-56, and digital item numbers D1 and D7.
The 2010 addition includes boxes 127-130, flatfiles 46 and 48, and digital item number D8.
The 2011 addition includes box 131-132, flatfile 47, and digital item number D9.

Separated Material

75 titles were separated to the library 1995 June 27. Some were duplicates.
Five titles were separated July 1997 from the supplement.
85 titles were separated February 2012 from additions 1999-2011.
Materials can be found by searching the library catalog for "Robert Irwin Papers" as the source collection.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Robert Irwin papers are comprised of correspondence, personal writings, clippings, and audiovisual and digital materials, as well as project files, photographs, drawings, and models pertaining to his environmental works. The material dates from 1970, the year he sold the contents of his Venice, California studio, to 2011. The project files, photographs, and drawings present a comprehensive view of his site-specific, primarily public, artworks, both executed and unrealized, from the 1980s. Particularly well documented are 48 Shadow Planes, 1983, Old Post Office, Washington, D.C.; Arts Enrichment Master Plan, proposed 1986, Miami International Airport; Two Architectural Towers, proposed 1989, City Front Plaza, Chicago; Dia:Beacon, 1996-2003, New York; and the Getty central garden, 1992-ca. 2008, Los Angeles.

Arrangement note

The papers are organized in nine series: Series I. Correspondence, 1975-2010; Series II. Personal writings, ca. 1940-1999, undated; Series III. Project files, 1970-2009, undated; Series IV. Clippings and ephemera, ca. 1960-2011, undated; Series V. Photographs, ca. 1969-2003, undated; Series VI. Audiovisual and digital material, 1971-2010, undated; Series VII. Project drawings, ca. 1970-2007, undated; Series VIII. Project models, ca. 1979-ca. 1993; Series IX. Miscellaneous, undated

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Irwin, Robert, 1928-

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

City Front Plaza (Chicago, Ill.)
Dia:Beacon (Art museum)
Getty Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Miami International Airport
Old Post Office and Clock Tower (Washington, D.C.)

Subjects - Topics

Art, Modern--20th century
Building sites--Planning--United States
Environment (Art)
Exhibitions
Landscape architecture
Light in art
Public art--United States
Public sculpture--United States
Sculpture, Modern--20th century

Subjects - Places

Getty Center Gardens (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings (visual works)
CD-ROMs
Clippings (information artifacts)
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color slides
Compact discs
Correspondence
DVDs
Hard disks
Manuscripts
Photographic prints
Photographs, Original
Printed ephemera
Safety film
Sound recordings
Study models
Video recordings
Videotapes

Contributors

City Front Plaza (Chicago, Ill.)
Dia:Beacon (Art museum)
J. Paul Getty Trust
Miami International Airport
Old Post Office and Clock Tower (Washington, D.C.)


Container List

 

Series I. Correspondence, 1975-2010

Physical Description: 13.0 linear feet (31 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with critics, curators, directors of museums, and other arts organizations, universities, students, and collectors concern the creation, acquisition, and installation of projects, exhibitions, lectures, and symposia. Some ephemera and clippings may also be found here.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically with some (from collection additions) arranged alphabetically by correspondent and topic at the end.
Box 1

1975-1978

Box 2

1979-1980

Box 3

1981-1982

Box 4

Mar-Dec 1982

Box 5

1983

Box 6

1984

Box 7

1985

Box 8

1986

Box 9

1987

Box 10

1988

Box 11

1989

Box 12

1990

Box 13

1991

Box 14

1992-1994

Box 14a

1994-1996

Box 84, Folder 2

1992-1996

Box 107, Folder 1

1995-1998

Box 81

1996-1997

Box 99, Folder 1

1996-1998

Box 82

1998

Box 99, Folder 2

1998-1999

Box 99, Folder 3-5

1999

Box 87, Folder 1

2000

Box 100, Folder 1-4

2000

Box 100, Folder 5-8

2001

Box 102, Folder 1-7

2002

Box 107, Folder 2-6

2002-2003

Box 111, Folder 1

2003-2004

Box 111, Folder 2-4

2004

Box 107, Folder 7

2005

Box 113

2005

Box 119

2006

Box 120

2007

Box 127, Folder 1

2007

Box 131, Folder 1

2006-2008

Box 127, Folder 2-5

2008

Box 131, Folder 2-3

2009

Box 131, Folder 4

2010

Box 14b-14d, 109

Appointment calendars, 1976, 1978-1992, 1995-1999, 2002

Scope and Content Note

These calendars have many pieces of ephemera, notes, and receipts attached to the pages.
Box 14b

1976, 1978-1982

Box 14c

1983-1987

Box 14d

1988-1992

Box 109

1995-1999, 2002

Box 87, Folder 3

College and university lectures, 1989-1993

Box 87, Folder 2

Panza, Giuseppe, 1975-2000

Box 121-124

Plutzer vs. The J. Paul Getty Trust, et al., 2005-2007

Scope and Content Note

Sealed pending review in 2032.
Box 127, Folder 6

Other Getty correspondence, 2004-2007

Box 80, Folder 1

Oversize, 1996-1998

Box 86, Folder 1

With color photographs, 1998

 

Series II. Personal writings and lectures, ca. 1940-2000, undated

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet (3.5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Beginning around 1974, Irwin began to read philosophy (Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Einstein, Wittgenstein and others) for ideas with which to defend his art against criticism. The small early notebooks contain excerpts from Irwin's readings with his notes. The larger notebooks contain commentaries on his readings, and the later notebooks are compilations of ancillary information for his own writings. This series also contains a separate notebook used in preparation for his 1977 Whitney Museum project. Published writings, lecture notes, and related materials are also included.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 83, Folder 1

The Green and the White (an original screenplay), 1940s

Scope and Content Note

Screenplay by Irwin and Joan Tewkesbury.
Box 15-17

Notebooks, 1976-1977, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes the notebook for the Whitney Museum project, 1977.
Box 101, Folder 7

Notebook, 1989-1991

Box 87, Folder 4

Published writings, 1999-2000

Box 87, Folder 5-8

Lecture notes and related material, 1998-2000, undated

Box 101, Folder 1

Lecture notes, 1999

 

Series III. Project files, 1970-2009, undated

Physical Description: 9.2 linear feet (27 boxes, 1 flat file folder)

Scope and Content Note

Material generated during the preparation and building of many installations, exhibitions, and site-specific works. Files include proposals and correspondence with project coordinators, engineers, and materials manufacturers. Other documentation includes color and black-and-white photographs and negatives taken by Irwin during site surveys and construction, drawings, notes, cost estimates, receipts, and some clippings. Also included are materials related to projects about Irwin in which he participated. See Series IV. Project drawings for oversize drawings.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
 

1970-1978

Box 18, Folder 1

Northridge, 1970

Box 89, Folder 6

Miscellaneous, 1975

Box 18, Folder 2

Whitney Exhibition, 1977

Box 18, Folder 3

Berkeley, 1978

Box 18, Folder 4

Ohio State University, 1978

 

1980-1984

Box 18, Folder 5-6

Carpenter Park, Dallas, 1980

Box 18, Folder 7

Wellesley College, 1980

Box 19, Folder 1

Lake Placid, 1980

Box 19, Folder 2-4

New Orleans, 1980

Box 19, Folder 5

San Francisco freeway, ca. 1980

Box 19, Folder 6

Cincinnati Fountain Square, 1981

Box 19, Folder 7

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Two Running Violet V Forms, 1981

Box 20, Folder 1

Battery Park, New York, Competition, 1982

Box 20, Folder 2

San Francisco airport, 1982

Box 20, Folder 3

Chicago O'Hare airport, 1982

Box 20, Folder 4-5

University of Minnesota, 1983

Box 21, Folder 1-3

Old Post Office, Washington D.C. ( 48 Shadow Planes), 1983

Box 21, Folder 4

Seattle ( 9 Spaces, 9 Trees), 1983

Box 21, Folder 5

MacArthur Foundation, 1984

 

1985-1989

Box 21, Folder 6

Sackler Gallery, Harvard, 1985

Box 22, Folder 1

California Center, San Francisco, 1985

Box 22, Folder 2

San Francisco Exhibition, 1985

Box 22, Folder 3

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] (Grand Avenue Meridian), 1986

Box 22, Folder 4

Wave Hill, 1986

Box 22, Folder 5-8

Tower 45, 1986

Box 23

Miami International Airport ( Two Architectural Towers), 1986

Box 23, Folder 1-9

Correspondence, proposals, strategy, notes.

Box 25, Folder 1-7

Exhibition, exhibition space, expenses/receipts

Box 24, Folder 1-10

Research, theme parks, GTI background, contracts, meeting minutes, critique committee

Box 26, Folder 1-10

Photographs, tranparencies, and negatives of architectural drawings; articles, press releases, addresses, misc.

Box 27, Folder 1

Rice University Lecture Series, 1988

Box 27, Folder 2

Falling Water, 1988

Box 27, Folder 3-6

Cityfront Center, Chicago, 1989

Box 28, Folder 1-3

Pasadena, 1989

 

1990-1994

Box 29, Folder 1

Carlsbad, 1990

Box 29, Folder 2

San Diego Museum, 1990

Box 29, Folder 3

Koll Plaza, San Diego, 1990

Box 29, Folder 4

Des Moines, Iowa, 1990

Box 28, Folder 4-5

Rhône-Alpes Olympics, 1990

Box 29, Folder 5

Renos Xippas, Paris, 1991

 

Pace Gallery exhibition, 1992

Box 30, Folder 1

Files

Box 33, Folder 8

Guest book, 1992

Box 30, Folder 2-7

Las Vegas, 1992-1994

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA], 1992-1995

Box 30, Folder 8-10

1993

Box 108, Folder 1

1992-1995

Box 30, Folder 11

Kölnischer Kunstverein, 1994

 

Musée d'art de la ville de Paris,

Box 30, Folder 12-13

Files, 1994

Box 101, Folder 7

Exhibition catalog for Robert Irwin, 1994

Box 30, Folder 14

Millikin Foundation, 1994

Box 30, Folder 15

Veteran's Parkway, 1994

 

1995-1999

Box 30, Folder 16

Los Angeles Cathedral, 1995

Box 30, Folder 17-19

Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 1995

Box 83, Folder 3

Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees by Lawrence Weschler, 1996

Box 30, Folder 20-21

Wexner Center, 1996

Box 30, Folder 22

Del Mar Bridge Project, 1996

Box 83, Folder 6

Documentary film by Leonard Feinstein, 1991-1997

Scope and Content Note

This film The Beauty of Questions was released in 1997. It was originally titled In Response.
 

Getty central garden, Los Angeles, 1992-ca. 2008

Scope and Content Note

Files relating to books about the Getty central garden are also included. See Series V. Photographs for color photography of the Getty central garden project.
Box 76-80, 88

1992-1998

Box 88, Folder 3-9

1999-2001

Box 101, Folder 4-6

1998-2002

Box 102, Folder 8-10

ca. 2002-2003

 

Getty central garden book, ca. 2001

Scope and Content Note

Weschler, Lawrence, Robert Irwin Getty garden. Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001.
Box 90

Layouts

Box 103, Folder 3

Page proofs

Box 115, Folder 1

Book in sections

Box 116

Getty central garden book, 2003

Scope and Content Note

Duggan, Jim, Plants in the Getty's central garden. Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2003.
Flatfile 45**

Getty central garden book, ca. 2008

Scope and Content Note

Box 83, Folder 2

Ohio State University, 1996

 

Dia:Beacon, New York, 1996-2003

Box 83, Folder 4-5

1996-1998

Box 104, Folder 1-9

1998-2003

Box 128, Folder 1-3

1999

Box 83, Folder 7

Pace Wildenstein, New York (Retrospective), 1998

Scope and Content Note

Guest book.
 

Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon ( Double Diamond), 1993-1999

Box 83, Folder 8

1998

Box 89, Folder 1

1993-1999

Box 101, Folder 3

Guggenheim Museum, 1998

Box 89, Folder 3

University of California, Irvine, 1999

Box 89, Folder 2

Howard Rachofsky project, 1998-1999

 

2000-2004

Box 101, Folder 2

San Diego State University, 1998-2001

Box 89, Folder 4

Lyon Parc Auto, 2000-2001

Box 89, Folder 5

Pace Gallery, Chelsea, New York, 2000-2001

Box 105, Folder 1

Guggenheim, New York (Scrim installation), 2003-2004

Box 105, Folder 2

Carmel Valley Community Park South, ca. 2003-2004

Box 105, Folder 3

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, 2003

Box 108, Folder 2-3

ARCO Plaza, 2003-2004

 

2005-2009

Box 111, Folder 5

Pasadena Arts Cultural Affairs, 2003-2005

Box 111, Folder 6

Leona Drive, Los Angeles (Ortiz residence), 2005

Box 114, Folder 1-4

Desert Botanical Garden, Pheonix, AZ, 2002-2006

Box 114, Folder 5-6

2006

Box 124, Folder 9

Pace Wildenstein, New York ( Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue), 2006

Scope and Content Note

Guest book.
Box 128, Folder 7

Pace Wildenstein, New York ( Red Drawing, White Drawing, Black Painting), 2009

Scope and Content Note

Guest book.
 

Series IV. Clippings and ephemera, ca. 1960-2011, undated

Physical Description: 5.2 linear feet (10 boxes, 8 flat file folders)

Scope and Content Note

Reviews, invitations, posters, and announcements as well as personal items such as awards and honorary degrees. Some ephemera may also be included in Series I. Correspondence and Series III. Project files.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically with awards and oversize material at the end.
Box 31

ca. 1960-1977

Box 32

1978-1985

Box 33

1986-1993

Box 34a

1993-1996, undated

Box 84

1997-1999, undated

Box 89, Folder 7

2000-2001

Box 101, Folder 8

2002

Box 105, Folder 4

2003

Box 105, Folder 5, 8

2004

Box 111, Folder 7

2005-2006

Box 115, Folder 2-6

2006-2007

Scope and Content Note

Also includes one folder of clippings related to the Getty dated 2004-2009.
Box 129, Folder 1-5

2006-2007

Box 128, Folder 4-8

2008-2009

Box 131, Folder 5-6

2010-2011

Box 34b

Skowhegan medal and Otis honorary degree, 1980-1992

Box 105, Folder 7

Art Center honorary degree, 2003

Box 116

Certificate of Recognition from City of Los Angeles, 2006

Flatfile 48**

San Francisco Art Institute honorary degree, 1978

Flatfile 53**

Certificate of membership in American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2007

Flatfile 54**

Building team of the year award, 2008

Box 80, Folder 2

Oversize, 1997-1998

Flatfile 5**-6**, 26**, 28**, 44**, 46**

Posters, 1988-2002

Scope and Content Note

Includes posters for: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Symposium at the Chinati Foundation; Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris; SciArc 25th birthday celebration; Presence symposium in Virginia; Ed Bereal show (Portland, OR); Translucence: Southern California art from the 1960s & 1970s; Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue; Invisible Might: Words from 1965 to 1971; New Music America Miami (1988).
 

Series V. Photographs, slides, and negatives, ca. 1969-2003, undated

Physical Description: 20.8 linear feet (46 boxes, 5 flat file folders, 1 frame)

Scope and Content Note

An extensive quantity of black-and-white and color photographs, slides, and negatives of many of Irwin's light and space installations and site-specific projects. There are many duplicate color images, enlarged and mounted for exhibitions, such as his 1993 traveling retrospective. Some photographs of Irwin as a youth and of his early abstract paintings can also be found here.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically with undated material at the end.
 

Personal and early work, 1969-1970, undated

Box 35

Personal photographs and portraits, undated

Box 35

Early Work, undated

Box 35

Museum of Modern Art, New York [MOMA], 1970

Box 35

Northridge, 1970

Box 35

Irwin's Venice Studio ( Skylights-Column), 1970

Box 108, Folder 4

1930 Ford Coup, undated

 

1971-1974

Box 37

Walker Art Center ( Slant Light Volume), 1971

Box 37

Ace Gallery ( Room Angle Light Volume), 1972

Box 37

Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, 1972

Box 37

Sonnabend, Paris ( Split Room Slant Scrim), 1972

Box 37

Pace Gallery ( Eye Level Wall Division), 1973

Box 37

Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, 1973

Box 37

Panza, Varese, Italy, 1973

Box 37

Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles ( Wall Division), 1974

Box 37

New South Wales/Sidney, Australia ( Scrim/Light Volume), 1974

 

1975-1979

Box 37

Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, 1975

Box 37

California State University, Long Beach, 1975

Box 37

Fort Worth, 1975

Box 37

Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA], Chicago ( Black Line Volume), 1975

Box 37

Venice Biennale, 1976

Box 37, 57*

Walker Art Center ( Four Corners Room; Window Indication, Repeat Slant Light Volume), 1976

Box 37

University of Massachussets, Amherst ( Stairwell Slant Volume), 1976

Box 38

Whitney Museum ( Scrim Veil-Black Rectangle-Natural Light), 1977

Box 38, 58*

Berkeley ( Three-Light Triangulation), 1978

Box 38, 52

Ohio State University, Columbus ( Tilted Planes), 1978

Box 38

San Diego State University ( Scrim Room Division), 1979

Box 38, 52

Lincoln, Nebraska Model, 1979

 

1980-1989

Box 39, 51-52, 54*-55*, 57*

Carpenter Park, Dallas, 1980

Box 39, 48

San Francisco freeway, ca. 1980

Box 39

Lake Placid, 1980

 

Wellesley College, 1980

Box 39, 55*, 65**

Boxes

Flatfile 1**

Flatfile

Box 39

Artforum, 1981

Box 52

Cincinnati, ca. 1981

Box 58*, 62*

University of California, San Diego [UCSD], ca. 1981

Box 51-52, 57*

Chicago O'Hare airport, ca. 1982

Box 52

San Francisco airport, ca. 1982

 

University of Minnesota, 1983

Box 39

Box

Flatfile 2**

Flatfile

Frame 3**

Framed print

Box 64**

Old Post Office, Washington, D.C. ( 48 Shadow Planes), ca. 1983

 

Seattle ( 9 Spaces, 9 Trees), ca. 1983

Box 53*

Box

Flatfile 2**

Flatfile

Box 39, 55*

San Francisco ( A Single Plane: 324 Parts), 1985

Box 40-44

Miami, 1986

Box 64**

Wave Hill, ca. 1986

Box 52, 54*

Pasadena, ca. 1989

 

1992-1998

Box 86, 91-98

Getty central garden, 1992-1998

 

Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon ( Double Diamond), 1993-1999

Box 89, Folder 8-9

Black-and-white photographs,

Box 91, Folder 3

Color photographs,

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] (Retrospective), 1993

Box 91, Folder 6

Photographs

Box 60*, 63*

Mounted photographs,

Box 86

Dia Center for the Arts, New York, 1998

 

2000-2001

Box 91, Folder 4

Lyon Parc Auto, 2000-2001

Box 91, Folder 5

Pace Gallery, Chelsea, 2000-2001

Box 105, Folder 6

Robert Irwin and Ellsworth Kelly, 2003

Scope and Content Note

Photograph taken by Sydney B. Felsen.
 

American Academy of Arts and Letters

Flatfile 55**

2007

Flatfile 56**

2008

Flatfile 47**

undated

 

Various, undated

Box 91, Folder 1-2

Trees and bushes

 

Venice, Calif.

Box 46-48

Mounted photographs

Box 71

Rolls of negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photographs taken every 30 seconds.
Box 59*

Mounted photos used in Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] retrospective

Box 56*

NASA satellite photographs

Box 61**

Chicago Tower

Flatfile 1**

Las Vegas

Box 57*

Louisiana Museum, Denmark

Box 66**

Berkeley, Washington, D.C., and other projects

Scope and Content Note

Six mounted photographs.
Box 45, 91, 94-96

Miscellaneous slides

Box 49-50

Miscellaneous mounted photos

 

Series VI. Audiovisual and digital material, 1971-2010, undated

Physical Description: 2.5 linear feet (60 items)

Scope and Content Note

Audiovisual and digital materials document Irwin's art, and Irwin lecturing and attending symposia. Only those items that have been reformatted may be used. Reformats are described below but housed separately. Online access to selected digitized video recordings  is available to on-site readers and Getty staff.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within each format with undated and unidentified material at the end of each format.
Box 69, Item F1

Drugs and Beyond, 1971

Drugs and Beyond, 1971 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Film sent to Irwin by Ed Wortz. Film was part of a series funded by both the National Institute for Mental Health and UCLA in 1971 as part of the "Social Seminar" series.
1 film reel : 16 mm. Original.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP). Archival master.
 

Audiotapes, 1975-1998, undated

Box 69, Item R1-R2

Wright State lectures, ca. 1973

Scope and Content Note

2 sound tape reels.
Box 67, Item C1

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1975 Nov. 8

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 67, Item C2

10th International Sculpture Conference 1978 May 31-June 3

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 67, Item C3-C4

Irwin Seminar, 1979 Nov. 21

Scope and Content Note

2 sound cassettes. Both marked "dupe".
Box 67, Item C5-C6

Irwin, 1980 Apr. 30

Scope and Content Note

2 sound cassettes. Both marked "dupe".
Box 67, Item C7

The Territory of Art with Pia Lindstrom, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, KCRW, 1982

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 67, Item C8-C12

Irwin lectures, 1988 Mar 7, 14, 21

Scope and Content Note

5 sound cassettes.
Box 68, Item C13-C14

Broadcast, 1993 Sept. 15

Scope and Content Note

2 sound cassettes.
Box 68, Item C15

The Thoroughbred Connection: Irwin/Andy Beyer, 1993 Dec.

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 68, Item C22

These Days with Dick Sutro, 1998 August 10

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 68, Item C23

Roger Shattuck, for the Garden of Our Perceptions, 1998

Scope and Content Note

This sound cassette accompanies material in preparation for a symposium at the Huntington Library that Irwin spoke at in 1998.
Box 68, Item C16

Astrology no. 1, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 68, Item C17

Astrology no. 2, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 68, Item C18

Yassan (?) lecture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 68, Item C19-C21

Sally Yard, undated

Scope and Content Note

3 sound cassettes.
 

Videotapes, 1973-2001, undated

Box 69, Item V1-V5

Lecture, 1973 Feb. 28

Scope and Content Note

Originals - 5 videoreels : 1/2 in.
Tape V1 is blank. Not reformatted.
Archival masters. - 4 videocassettes (Betacam SP) : sd.
Box 69, Item V6

Lecture, 1976 Aug.

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-Matic : 50 min.).
Box 70, Item V8-V13

Miami Project, 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

6 videocassettes (VHS).
Box 70, Item V14

The Doors of Perception, Smithsonian World, 1991 June 5

The Doors of Perception, Smithsonian World, 1991 June 5 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS ; 58 min.).
Box 70, Item V15

Robert Irwin in Response, Pace, 1992

Robert Irwin in Response, Pace, 1992 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS ; 8 min.).
Box 70, Item V16

Documenta '92: West Coast Artists, 1992

Documenta '92: West Coast Artists, 1992 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS).
Box 70, Item V17

Robert Irwin: From Point Zero, 1993

Robert Irwin: From Point Zero, 1993 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS).
Box 70, Item V18

Irwin - Paris, 1994 Oct.

Irwin - Paris, 1994 Oct. (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS).
Box 70, Item V23

MOCA & Tribute Celebration, 1997 June 6

MOCA & Tribute Celebration, 1997 June 6 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 70, Item V24

Rice President's lecture series, 2000 March 3

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 70, Item V25

Eye on L.A.: The Getty, 2001 May 19

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS ; 30 min.)
Box 70, Item V19

The Artist's Voice, undated

The Artist's Voice, undated (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS ; 30 min.).
Box 69, Item V20

Interview, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-Matic).
Box 69, Item V21

Unidentified, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-Matic).
 

Digital material, 1998-2010, undated

Scope and Content Note

Digital material is unavailable until reformatted.
Box 85, Item D2

Masterworks for learning: A College collection catalogue. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, 1998

Scope and Content Note

1 CD-ROM. Music performed by students and faculty.
Box 110, Item D4

Art Gallery of Western Australia, ca. 2003

Scope and Content Note

1 CD-ROM containing PDF and JPEG files.
Box 117, Item D5

Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2005

Scope and Content Note

1 CD-ROM containing JPEG files.
Box 118, Item D6

Brazil (Allan), ca. 2005

Scope and Content Note

1 CD-ROM containing JPEG files. Sleeve was marked "Brazil - Allan" and was housed with print-outs of color photographs. See Correspondence from 2005 (b. 113, f. 10).
Box 125, Item D1

Interview of Robert Irwin by Mike Bianco, 2007

Scope and Content Note

2 audio CDs (85 min).
Box 126, Item D7

An Afternoon with Robert Irwin a film by Hunter Moskowitz (Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego), ca. 2008

Scope and Content Note

1 DVD (8 min) : sd., col. A documentary on Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue.
Box 130, Item D8

California's Gold #10006: Getty Garden, 2008

Scope and Content Note

1 DVD.
Box 132, Item D9

Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 1960-1970, 2010

Scope and Content Note

1 CD-ROM containing JPEG and TIF files.
Box 106, Item D3

Cognitive Tool Company (John Baez), undated

Scope and Content Note

1 zip disk. Originally filed with Dia:Beacon miscellaneous project files.
Box 69, Item V22

Unidentified, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-Matic).
Box 70, Item V26

Advanced Placement: The Stuart Collection at UCSD undated

Advanced Placement: The Stuart Collection at UCSD, undated (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 70, Item V27

Unidentified, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS).
 

Series VII. Project drawings, ca. 1970-2007, undated

Physical Description: 228.0 linear feet (44 rolls, 37 flat file folders, and 2 frames)

Scope and Content Note

Many original drawings in pencil and colored pencil, and some printed mechanical drawings, for many of Irwin's projects.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically with undated and unidentified material at the end.
 

1973-1979

Roll 17**

Pace Gallery, 1973-1992

Scope and Content Note

Three sections and elevations with colored pencil for 1992 installation; one photostat of 1973 and 1974 installations; and one installation photo.
Roll T25**

Ohio State University, 1978

Roll 2**

Carpenter Park, Dallas, 1978

Scope and Content Note

Sixteen blueprints and one pencil drawing.
 

Berkeley, ca. 1978

Flatfile 4**

Flatfile

Roll 13**

Roll

 

1980-1989

 

Chicago, ca.1981-ca.1982

Flatfile 3**

Flatfile

Scope and Content Note

Twenty-six original and mechanical drawings.
Roll 11**, 19**

Rolls

Flatfile 4**

Rock Garden Sitting Room, Rhode Island, 1982

Scope and Content Note

Three drawings.
Roll 13**

Minnesota, ca. 1983

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] ( Grand Avenue Meridian), 1983-1986

Roll 20**

1983

Scope and Content Note

Thirteen foot long negative and positive, two smaller positives and one smaller print. Also called Grand Avenue Viaduct.
Frame 1**-2**

1983?

Scope and Content Note

Framed print, positive. Made from negatives on Roll 20? Also called Grand Avenue Viaduct.
Roll 4**

1986

Scope and Content Note

Seven blueprints.
Roll 5**

1986

Scope and Content Note

Five sheets of elevations and diagrams (see also Roll 20).
Roll 13**

Sackler Gallery, Harvard, 1985

Roll 3**

Tower 45, 1986

Scope and Content Note

Sixteen blueprints.
Roll 18**

Wave Hill, 1986

Roll 6**-7**

Miami, 1986

Scope and Content Note

Seven drawings, some colored. Nineteen original drawings.
Roll T26**

Miami International Airport ( Two Architectural Towers), ca.1986

Roll 8**

Falling Water, 1988

Scope and Content Note

Three colored drawings for Site Lines.
Roll 9**

Pasadena, 1989

Scope and Content Note

Two colored drawings of plan and elevation.
 

1990-1999

Roll 18**, T42**

Des Moines, Iowa, ca.1990

Roll 14**,18**

Renos Xippas, Paris, 1991

 

Getty central garden, Los Angeles, ca.1992-ca.1998

Box 80, Folder 3-9

Oversize

Flatfile 7**, 14**, 23**, 45**

Flatfiles

Roll T21**-T24**, T36**

Rolls

Roll 15**, 28**

Las Vegas, 1992-1994

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] (Retrospective), ca. 1993

Flatfile 4**

Flatfile

Roll 16**, T32**

Rolls

Roll 10**

Köln, 1994

Scope and Content Note

Fifteen original drawings.
Roll T27**

Centro de Art Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, 1995

 

Lyon Parc Auto, 1995, 2000

Flatfile 25**

Flatfiles, 1995, 2000

Roll T34a**

Roll, 2000

Roll T44**

Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon ( Double Diamond), ca.1998-ca.1999

 

Pace Gallery, Chelsea, New York, 1998-1999

Flatfile 24**

Flatfile

Roll T33**-T34**

Rolls

Roll T33**

Howard Rachovsky project, ca. 1998-1999

 

Dia:Beacon, New York, ca.1999-ca.2001

Box 103, Folder 4

Oversize, 1999-2001

 

Flatfiles, ca. 2000-ca. 2004

Flatfile 8**

Planting plan, two drawings, ca. 2004

Flatfile 9**

Administration building, three drawings, 2001 Mar

Scope and Content Note

North facade, west-east elevation, window and doors.
Flatfile 10**

Two drawings, ca. 2002

Scope and Content Note

Irwin label (not on drawing), "Bosch."
Flatfile 11**

Windows, three drawings, ca. 2000

Flatfile 12**

Entrance building backup, seven drawings, ca. 2000

Flatfile 13**

Excurses[?} Homage to the Square, four drawings, undated

Scope and Content Note

Potentially or Irwin installation at Dia:Beacon.
Flatfile 16**

Scrim passage, ca. 2001

Flatfile 15**

Administration building, ten drawings, ca. 2001

Flatfile 17**

Entry building construction drawings, three drawings, ca. 2000

Flatfile 18**

Miscellanous and stairs, three drawings, undated

Flatfile 20**

Gate front, two drawings, 2001

Flatfile 29**

Drawings, ca. 1999

 

Rolls, undated

Roll T31**, T37**

Staircases

Roll T38**-T39**

Miscellaneous

Roll T40**

Parking lot

Scope and Content Note

Drawings on vellum and trace of plantings and parking plan.
Roll T41**

Building drawings

Scope and Content Note

Irwin's label (not on drawings): "BASE [or "BASC?"] bldg drawings." Plans of various levels.
Roll T32**

Installation,

 

2000-2010

 

Seattle ( 9 Spaces, 9 Trees), ca. 2000

Flatfile 41**

Flatfile

Roll 19**

Roll

Scope and Content Note

2 negatives, 2 photostats and 1 drawing.
 

Desert Botanical Garden, Pheonix, AZ, ca. 2001-2006

Box 116

Oversize, 2006

Flatfile 39**, 42**-43**

Flatfiles, ca. 2001

Flatfile 30**

Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2003

 

ARCO Plaza, 1970, ca. 2003-2004

Box 112

Oversize, ca. 2003-ca. 2004

Flatfile 35**

Flatfile, 1970, 2004

Flatfile 31**, 37**

University of California, San Diego, ca. 2003-ca. 2004

Box 103, Folder 1

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, ca. 2003

Flatfile 22**

Carmel Valley Community Park South, ca. 2003-2004

 

Guggenheim, New York (Scrim installation), 2003-2004

Box 103, Folder 2

Oversize

Flatfile 21**

Flatfile

Roll T29**

Roll

Flatfile 30**

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PDSI Project), 2004

 

St. Alban's School, Washington, 2004-2005

Box 112

Oversize, 2005

Flatfile 33**-34**

Flatfiles, 2004

Flatfile 36**

Leona Drive, Los Angeles (Ortiz residence), ca. 2005

 

Sidney Frank Hall, Brown University, 2005

Box 112

Box

Flatfile 38**

Flatfile

Roll 27**

LACMA, Los Angeles ( Soft Wall), 2007

 

Undated, undated

Roll 1**

Early Installation Projects

Scope and Content Note

Thirty-one drawings, many with colored pen, of scrims and wall pieces at the Walker, Museum of Modern Art, NY [MOMA], Whitney Museum, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Castelli Gallery, and other places.
Roll 12**, 19**

PS 1, New York City

Roll 12**, 19**

Louisiana Museum, Denmark

Roll T30**

Public Safety Building, Seattle

 

Marfa, Texas

Flatfile 19**, 40**

Flatfiles

Roll T35**

Roll

Scope and Content Note

3rd level, backup. Drawings on vellum.
 

Unknown

Flatfile 27**, 32**

Flatfiles

Roll T43**

Roll

Scope and Content Note

1 unidentified drawing on vellum.
 

Series VIII. Project models, ca. 1979-ca. 1993

Physical Description: 65.4 linear feet (6 models)

Scope and Content Note

Models of Irwin's Las Vegas, Lincoln (Nebraska), Cincinnati, Minnesota, San Francisco Freeway, and San Francisco Airport projects.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 72**

Lincoln, Nebraska, ca. 1979

Box 74**

San Francisco Freeway, ca. 1980

Box 75**

Cincinnati, ca. 1981

Box 133**

San Francisco Airport, ca. 1982

Box 73**

Minnesota, ca. 1983

Box 71**

Las Vegas, ca. 1993

 

Series IX. Miscellaneous, 1993-2009, undated

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

This series was created because some material in the additions could not be linked with any particular file.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
 

1999 addition, undated

Box 84, Folder 1

Files

Box 84a

LEE Filters samples

Box 124, Folder 10-11

2007 addition, 2006-2008

Scope and Content Note

Thesis on the Getty central garden by student from California Polytechnic State University (2007), and small publications from four arts institutions (2007-2008).
Box 129, Folder 6

2010 addition, 1993-2009

Scope and Content Note

A photograph of Irwin with two other unidentified people, an unidentified exhibition checklist, and receipt.