Finding aid for the Barbara T. Smith papers,

Pietro Rigolo


Descriptive Summary

Title: Barbara T. Smith papers
Date (inclusive): 1927-2012, undated, bulk 1948-2012
Number: 2014.M.14
Creator/Collector: Smith, Barbara Turner
Physical Description: 185.6 Linear Feet (360 boxes, 9 flatfiles)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: Barbara Turner Smith (American, born 1931) is one of the most influential figures in the history of performance and feminist art in Southern California. Her work – which has taken the varied forms of painting, drawing, installation, video, performance, and artists' books, and often involves her own body – explores concepts that strike at the core of human nature, including male and female sexuality, physical and spiritual sustenance, ecology, technology, and death. The archive, which offers an exceptionally rich resource for Smith's highly personal artistic practice, contains 160 diaries, 54 sketchbooks, hundreds of drawings, more than 850 vintage prints, thousands of negatives and contact sheets, approximately 90 films and 1100 audio and video tapes, in addition to all the notes, plans, and archival records related to her artistic projects from her student days forward. The archive encompasses not only Smith's career as an artist, but also her work as a writer, teacher, and advocate of the arts in Los Angeles.
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Language: Collection material is primarily in English with some material in other languages.

Biographical/Historical Note

Barbara Turner Smith (born in Pasadena, California in 1931) has been at the forefront of artistic movements in California for over fifty years, particularly in the areas of performance and feminist art. Her work – which has taken the varied forms of painting, drawing, installation, video, performance, and artists' books, and often involves her own body as a vehicle for her art – explores concepts that strikes at the core of human nature, including male and female sexuality, physical and spiritual sustenance, ecology, technology, and death.
Smith grew up in a traditional, upper-middle-class Presbyterian family in Pasadena, where she was expected to embrace the role available to most women in the 1950s – that of wife and mother. She attended Pomona College, receiving a degree in painting in 1953. She married a fellow Pomona student in 1951 and spent the rest of the decade raising three children. Smith suffered from depression after the birth of her first two children and began seeing a therapist who encouraged her to explore her intellectual interests. In 1960, Smith started volunteering at the Pasadena Art Museum, where she came into contact with its innovative director, Tom Leavitt, curator Walter Hopps, and artists such as Ed Ruscha, Joe Goode, Larry Bell, and later, Allan Kaprow.
In 1965, Smith enrolled in postgraduate courses at Chouinard Art Institute, where her classes with Conner Everts and Emerson Woelffer were especially influential. Still employing paint as her medium of choice, Smith executed a series of large black canvases set behind sheets of glass and contained within aluminum frames. The combination of black paint and glass created a mirrored surface, such that viewers were confronted by their reflections. These works demonstrate Smith's sophisticated distillation of minimalism and Light & Space art, along with her anticipation of more conceptual practices. Concurrently, Smith produced 38 Coffins – black-bound artists' books produced on a Xerox machine that she had leased and installed in her living room. She placed objects such as fabrics, photographs, drawings, foodstuffs and part of her body onto the Xerox plate. These highly personal and intimate works presage not only Smith's use of the body as an artistic medium, but also the emergence of both feminism and performance art in Southern California in general.
The late 1960s were a transformative time for Smith. In 1968, she divorced and soon lost custody of her children. That same year, she attended a workshop with Alex Hay, an experimental dancer and member of the ground-breaking Judson Dance Theatre in New York. Working on Hay's pieces, Smith was encouraged to explore more spontaneous and ephemeral notions of art. Another participant in the workshop, the collector and artistic entrepreneur Stanley Grinstein, became the catalyst for Smith's segue into the creation of performances when he hosted her work Ritual Meal (1969) at his home. Sixteen guests were invited to dine and were greeted by an array of costumed characters and seated amidst the sounds of Smith's pre-recorded voice, an anxious heartbeat, and loud gongs. Clothed in medical gowns, the guests were then served a six-course meal, but offered only surgical tools and test tubes with which to eat and drink. Ritual Meal was followed by other works involving food such as Mass Meal (1969) and White Meal (1971), each of which evoked similar notions of ritual, community, attraction and disgust.
In 1969, Smith enrolled in the inaugural class of the newly-established MFA program at the University of California, Irvine. UCI provided an arena in which Smith could explore her work within a community of like-minded artists. With fellow students Chris Burden and Nancy Buchanan she formed and ran the non-profit gallery F Space in Santa Ana, which played host to several of Smith's important early installations and performances, such as Field Piece (1968-1972) which comprised a bed of 9-foot-tall translucent resin shafts that resembled enlarged blades of grass. At the prompting of human weight, a hidden network of cables and triggers caused lights beneath the blades to illuminate, creating a warm, ethereal glow. Smith's use of industrial materials and electronics put Field Piece in direct dialogue with early examples of Light & Space art. In contrast to the autonomous sculptures of Larry Bell, Peter Alexander, and her professor, Robert Irwin, Smith's invitation to walk upon, lie upon, and touch the artwork generated a communal sensory experience, marking Field Piece as a prominent early example of interactive, technology-based art.
For her most infamous work, Feed Me (1973), Smith placed her own nude body at the center of the piece, as she spent one full night in the bathroom of the Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco surrounded by an array of objects including perfume, body oils, beads, food, wine, books, items of clothing, and marijuana. One by one, visitors were invited to enter the charged, temple-like space, greeted by Smith and a recording of her voice chanting the words "feed me." As numerous scholars have written, Feed Me turned the tables on the traditional role of women as objects of art. Embodying the figure of the reclining, passive female nude herself, Smith constructed a dynamic in which visitors had to conform to a situation she had orchestrated. This intermingling of sexuality and power continued to factor into much of Smith's subsequent work.
In the early 1970s, Smith became deeply engaged with the eastern traditions of Buddhism, Zen meditation, yoga and Tantrism, as well as Native American rituals, shamanism and mystic practices. These influences appeared in numerous performances, such as Pure Food (1973), in which the artist meditated in a field for eight hours, "absorbing only cosmic rays and sound." Other performances in the 1970s tested the body's limits while also exploring the emergence of performance as a new medium for art. Smith's engagement with notions of ritual and mysticism continued into the 1980s, and were joined by an attention to global ecologies, technology and tourism. For the long-term project The 21st Century Odyssey (1991-1993), Smith used nascent video-phone technology to keep in contact with her partner, Dr. Roy Walford, who was on a two-year assignment within Biosphere 2 in Arizona. Smith travelled to far-flung sites in countries such as Thailand, India, Nepal, Australia, and Norway, taking on the mythical role of Odysseus while Walford awaited her safe return.
Barbara T. Smith's legacy must also be considered in tandem with her numerous writings and her active role as an advocate for Los Angeles-area artists and institutions. Smith has an important body of critical writings that ranges from early reviews of exhibitions in Pasadena in the 1960s to articles in prominent art publications such as Artweek, Artforum, LAICA Journal and High Performance. In addition to founding F Space, Smith played a key role in several other Los Angeles organizations. She was a highly active member of the LA branch of Experiments in Art & Technology, and she was a founding member, with Paul McCarthy and Linda Burnham, of the Highland Art Agents, a group that organized performance events across Los Angeles. As a founding board member of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (LAICA), Smith channeled her untiring support for new voices into an advisory capacity for the city's first major space dedicated to contemporary art. Long viewed by other artists as a central figure in the development of performance, Smith's representation by The Box gallery since 2007, and her prominent inclusion in nine of the Pacific Standard Time exhibitions from 2011 to 2012, has advanced the public's understanding and appreciation of Smith's continually evolving artist career.
This note is drawn from a text compiled by Glenn Phillips, with the assistance of Claire Rifelj.

Administrative Information

Access

The archive is open for use by qualified researchers with the following exceptions: audio visual materials and data disks are unavailable until reformatted. Film reels F88-F91 are unavailable pending conservation treatment. Boxes 354-355 are restricted due to fragility; contact the repository to request digital imaging. Boxes 39-42, 64 are sealed due to privacy issues.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Barbara T. Smith papers, 1927-2012, bulk 1948-2012, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2014.M.14.
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2014m14

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2014.

Processing History

Processed by Pietro Rigolo between September 2014 and December 2015.

Digitized Material

Selected audio and video recordings are being digitized and made available online. Connect to selected audio and video recordings from Series VI.A Personal  and to selected audio and video recordings from Series VI.B Projects  .

Related Materials

Barbara T. Smith Coffin series and related material, 1965-1976 (2013.M.23), comprises a unique set of twenty-five hand-bound artists' books documenting Barbara T. Smith's experiments with an early Xerox 914 copy machine between 1965 and 1966; and a set of working materials and works related to the Coffin series.

Scope and Content of Collection

Barbara T. Smith's archive offers an exceptionally rich resource on Smith's highly personal artistic practice, containing 160 diaries, 54 sketchbooks, hundreds of drawings, more than 850 vintage prints, thousands of negatives and contact sheets, approximately 90 films, 1100 audio and video tapes, in addition to all the notes, plans, and archival records related to her artistic projects from student days forward. The archive encompasses not only Smith's career as an artist, but also her work as a writer, teacher, and advocate of the arts in Los Angeles.
Series I. Personal papers includes Smith's diaries from the 1950s to 2009, her extensive personal correspondence from the 1950s to 2011 and miscellaneous documents related to private matters.
Series II. Artworks includes finished and unfinished artworks and related material, such as artists' books, drawings, paintings, prints, sketchbooks, Xerox artworks and poetry.
Series III. Project files includes documents regarding the production of artworks, performances and exhibitions, as well as graphic design projects, lectures, symposia, travels, grant and funding applications, originally arranged together by the artist. It includes projects Smith participated in or curated, and material as various as photographs, sketches, drawings, notes, charts, diagrams, storyboards, receipts, correspondence, and exhibition ephemera.
Series IV. Professional files includes material related to other activities Smith carried on through decades, most notably teaching, writing, and her role as a prominent advocator for artists in Los Angeles. It includes a collection of artist files (comprising press clippings, gallery ephemera, and correspondence), press clippings of articles about or written by Smith, research files on topics as varied as religions, environment, sexuality and women's organizations, files regarding her various teaching appointments and the workshops she organized, and some miscellaneous papers.
Series V. Photographs includes Smith's prints, contact sheets, negatives, transparencies and slides documenting her projects, her private life, and many topics of interest to her.
Series VI. Audiovisual materials includes a vast personal section comprising Smith's father's family films, audio recordings of psychic readings and therapy, as well as film reels documenting daily life. The largest section includes recordings of Smith's performances, her video works and source materials used in the performances themselves. Many films and tapes had been copied by Smith in various formats, thus the archive frequently includes different copies and transfers of the same original film reel or tape. Audio visual material in this series is unavailable until reformatted.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in six series: Series I. Personal papers, 1949-2011, undated; Series II. Artworks, early 1940s-1994, 2003, 2009, undated; Series III. Project files, 1960s-2012, undated; Series IV. Professional files, 1948-2012, undated; Series V. Photographs, 1959-2009, undated; Series VI. Audiovisual materials, 1927, 1935-1941, 1967-2011, undated.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Video art -- California -- Los Angeles
Installations (Art)
Performance art
Performance art -- California -- Los Angeles
Artists -- California -- History -- 20th century
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles
Artists -- California
Artists -- California -- Interviews
Artists -- California -- Portraits
Artists -- 20th century -- Correspondence
Art, American -- California -- 20th century
Art, American -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century
Performance art -- United States -- 20th century
Performance art -- Periodicals
Art, American -- 20th century

Genres and Forms of Material

Diaries -- United States -- 20th century
Diaries -- United States -- 21st century
Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 20th century
Black-and-white prints (photographs)
Gelatin silver prints -- United States -- 20th century
Audiocasettes -- United States -- 20th century
Audiotapes -- 20th century
Video recordings -- United States -- 20th century
Video recordings
Video art -- 20th century
Computer drawings -- California -- 20th century
Sketchbooks -- California -- 20th century
Drawings -- United States -- 20th century
Performance art -- 20th century
Videotapes
Videodiscs (video recording disks)
Videocassettes -- United States -- 20th century
Videocassettes -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century
Videotapes -- United States -- Los Angeles -- 21st century
Videotapes -- United States -- 20th century
Videotapes -- California -- Los Angeles -- 21st century
Floppy disks
Artists books -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century

Contributors

Distel, Herbert
Baldessari, John
Rosenthal, Rachel
Chicago, Judy
Castelli, Leo
Kaprow, Allan
McMillan, Jerry
Lacy, Suzanne
Smith, Barbara Turner
Burden, Chris
Buchanan, Nancy
Cotton, Paul
Antin, Eleanor
Schneemann, Carolee
Dakin, Susanna
McCarthy, Paul


Container List

 

Series I. Personal papers, 1949-2011, undated

Physical Description: 27.26 Linear Feet (66 boxes and 1 flatfile)

Scope and Content Note

Series I. Personal papers includes Smith's diaries from the 1950s to 2009, her personal correspondence from the 1950s to 2011 and miscellaneous documents related to private matters.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in three subseries: Series I.A. Diaries, 1950s, 1964-2009, undated; Series I.B. Correspondence, 1957-2011, undated; Series I.C. Miscellaneous, 1949-2011, undated.
 

Series I.A. Diaries, 1950s, 1964-2009, undated

Physical Description: 17.51 Linear Feet (42 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries comprises approximately 160 diaries kept by Barbara T. Smith between the 1950s and 2009. This is the most intimate part of the archive, providing day-to-day information about the artist's family, her relationships, and her daily life, as well as the development of her projects. A large part of them include poems, drawings, photographs, collages and correspondence, thus the diaries might be seen as an integral part of Smith's artistic research, which consistently blurs the line between private and public, between her own body, her own life trajectory and of others'. Some of the diaries were numbered serially by the artist, whereas some other were not part of this numbering system. All the diaries have been re-ordered chronologically, and the number assigned by Smith has been noted on the folder. Some diaries bear a title, in most of the cases related to a specific trip, project or research interest. In the case of undated diaries, the date has been identified by sticky notes and stickers which were originally applied on the diary. Some of these look very recent, and were probably attached by the gallery staff or by Smith herself when revising the archive for its appraisal and sale. In the case of binders, the original containers have been removed unless they feature original notes, stickers, or other manipulations by the artist or others. The artist has been working for decades on a still-unrealized publication, Logbook, an autobiographical work based on the material in the diaries. The drafts of this publication are currently sealed until the work is published.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, with a few undated items at the end of the subseries.
box 1, folder 1-2

1950s

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes from psychotherapy sessions.
box 1, folder 3-6

1964-1972

box 2, folder 1

1966

 

1967

box 2-3, 312, 336

General

box 2, folder 8

Travel journal

box 4, folder 1-5

1968-1972

 

1969

box 4-5

General

box 5, folder 1

Souvenirs from Europe

Scope and Content Note

Includes two postcards by Marcel Broodthaers.
box 5-6, 310

Field Piece 1969-1971

box 6-7, 310, 319*

1970

box 8

1970-1971

box 6, 9

1971

box 9, folder 2

1971-1972

 

1972

box 9, 332

General

box 9, 323*

The Way to Be

box 7, folder 2

1972-1973

 

1973

box 9-10

General

box 9, folder 5

Debeville Pines

box 10-11

1973-1974

 

1974

box 10, folder 4-5

General

box 10, folder 6-7

Biofeedback

box 10, 12, 336

1975

 

1975-1976

box 7, folder 3

General

box 12, folder 4

Johnstone College

 

1976

box 12-13

General

box 12, folder 5-6

Forrest Falls

 

1976-1977

box 13-14, 336

Papers

flatfile 1**

Flatfile

 

1977

box 14-17, 336

General

box 15, 312

Sky High Ranch, Johnstone College

box 17, 323*

1977-1978

 

1978

box 17-19, 336

General

box 18, folder 3

Bus trip to Las Vegas to see Suzanne Lacy

box 18, 319*, 336

Logbook

box 19-20, 319*

1979

Scope and Content Note

Due to privacy issues, some medical records have been removed. Originals are SEALED for Barbara T. Smith's lifetime in Box 42.
box 21, folder 1

1979-1980

box 21-22

1980

box 22, folder 2

1980-1981

box 22, 25

1981

box 22, folder 5

1981-1982

box 23, folder 1

I Ching workbook, 1981-1997

box 23-24

1982

box 23-24

General

box 24, folder 3

Dorland Mountain Colony

box 24, folder 1

Europe

box 24, folder 4

1982-1983

 

1983

box 23-24, 336

General

box 23, 336

Denver

box 23, 25

1984

box 25-26

1984-1986

box 26-27

1985

box 26, folder 3

Dance, approximately 1985-1996

box 27, folder 2-3

1986

box 26, folder 5

1986-1987

box 28-29, 336

1987

box 29, folder 2-4

1987-1988

box 28, folder 2-3

1988

box 28, folder 4

1988-1989

box 29, folder 5-7

1989

box 30, 319*

1989-1990

box 28, 30, 336

1990

box 30, folder 3

1990-1991

box 30, 32, 336

1991

box 30, folder 5

1991-1992

box 30-32

1992

box 31, folder 3

1992-1993

box 31-33, 336

1993

box 33, 312

1993-1994

box 35, folder 1

1994

box 33, folder 4

1994-1995

box 33, folder 5

1995

box 33-34

1995-2002

box 34-35

1996

box 34, 319*

1996-1997

box 34-36

1997

box 35, folder 4

1997-1998

box 34, folder 5

1998

 

1998-1999

box 36, folder 2

General

box 36, folder 3

Movement journal

box 36, folder 4

1999

box 36, folder 5

1999-2000

box 35-36

2000

box 36A, 336

2000-2004

box 36A, folder 5

2003-2008

box 37, 336

2004-2006

box 38, folder 1-4

2006-2009

 

Undated

box 38, folder 5

Future ideas

box 38, folder 6

Notes from a workshop with Rachel Rosenthal

box 38, folder 7

Untitled

box 39-42, 312, 332

Logbook draft, 1969-1987, undated

Scope and Content Note

Documents in boxes 39-42 are SEALED for Barbara T. Smith's lifetime.
 

Series I.B. Correspondence, 1957-2011, undated

Physical Description: 8.08 Linear Feet (20 boxes and 1 flatfile)

Scope and Content Note

Smith's correspondence from the 1957 to 2011 was loosely arranged chronologically by year and housed in binders, which have been removed unless they feature original notes, stickers, or other manipulations by the artist or others. Both sent and received correspondence is present, and include some photographs, family souvenirs such as children's drawings, and gallery ephemera.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year, with a few undated items at the end of the subseries.
box 43, 336

Greeting cards, 1957-1975, undated

box 43, 336

1960-1967

Scope and Content Note

Includes passport.
box 44, 312, 332, 336

1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

Box 44, folder 1 includes passport and divorce papers.
box 44-45, 336

1970

box 45, folder 2-6

1971-1972

box 46, 336

1973-1974

box 46-47, 336

1975

box 47, 336

1976-1977

box 47-48, 336

1978

box 48, 336

1979

box 48-49, 336

1980

box 49, 310, 319*, 336

1981-1982

box 50, 336

1983

box 50-51, 336

1984

box 51-52, 336

1985-1986

 

1987

box 52, 336

Papers

flatfile 1**

Flatfile

box 52-53, 336

1988-1989

box 53, 336

1990

box 53-54, 336

1991-1992

box 54, 336

1993

box 54-55, 336

1994

box 55-56, 336

1995-1996

 

1997

box 56, 336

Papers

flatfile 2**

Flatfile

box 56-57, 337

1998

box 57, 337

1999-2000

box 58, 337

2001-2004

box 59, 323*, 337

2005-2009

box 60, 337

2010-2011

box 60, folder 3

Undated

 

Series I.C. Miscellaneous, 1949-2011, undated

Physical Description: 1.67 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries comprises a small amount of documents related to personal matters, such as divorce, expenses, health, real estate properties, tax filing, and therapy, among others. A few documents have been sealed for privacy issues.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by the file name originally assigned by the artist.
box 60, folder 4

General, 1971-1978, undated

box 60, folder 5

Ads on The New York Review of Books , 1975-1980, undated

box 60, folder 6

Buddhist ordination, 1977, 1994-1995, undated

box 60, 337

Children's school grades, 1966-1976, undated

Scope and Content Note

Due to privacy issues, some documents have been removed. Originals are SEALED until 2050 in Box 42.
box 60, folder 8

Divorce, 1968

box 60, folder 9

Expenses, 1968-1969, 2010

box 60, 337

Forest Falls, 1976

 

Health, 1968-2007, undated

box 61, 310

Diet, 1968, 1979-1982, undated

box 61, folder 2

Drugs, 1979-1985, undated

box 61, folder 3

Ears, homeopathy, osteoporosis, 1986-2007, undated

Scope and Content Note

Due to privacy issues, some documents have been removed. Originals are SEALED for Barbara T. Smith's lifetime in Box 42.
box 61, folder 4

Healing, 1983-1986, undated

box 42

Insurance, 1989-1990, undated

Scope and Content Note

Due to privacy issues, the folder is SEALED for Barbara T. Smith's lifetime in Box 42.
 

Houses, 1956, 1964-1973

box 61, folder 5

Moving, 1969-1973

box 61, folder 6

Pasadena, 1956, 1964

 

Venice, 1981-2011, undated

box 61, folder 7-9

General, 1981-1987, 2001-2004, undated

box 62, 310

Heart Hearth, undated

box 62, folder 2

Insurance, 2010-2011, undated

box 62, folder 3

Mold, 2011, undated

box 62, folder 4-5

Rental records, 1985-2011

box 62, folder 6

Repairs, 2010-2011, undated

box 62, folder 8

Hyun, Chang Ju, 1966-1967, undated

box 62, folder 9

Insurance claims, 1969-1973, undated

box 62, folder 10

Old recipes, 1957-1962, undated

box 62, 337

Partners United, 1995-1996, undated

Scope and Content Note

Due to privacy issues, some documents have been removed. Originals are SEALED until 2035 in Box 64.
box 63, folder 1

Phyllis and Ted, 1999-2006, undated

box 63, folder 2

Rape, 1976, 1983-1985, undated

Scope and Content Note

Due to privacy issues, some documents have been removed. Originals are SEALED for Barbara T. Smith's lifetime in Box 64.
box 63, folder 3

Songs we like to sing, undated

box 63, folder 4

Tax review, 1979-1982, undated

box 63, folder 5

Therapy, 1997-1998

box 63, folder 6

Traffic school, 1986-1988

box 63, folder 7

Unemployment, 1985-1986, undated

box 63, folder 8

University transcripts, 1949-1953, 1969-1971, undated

Scope and Content Note

Due to privacy issues, some documents have been removed. Originals are SEALED for Barbara T. Smith lifetime in Box 64.
box 63, folder 9

Vacation retreats, 1973-1979, undated

box 63, folder 10

Venice zoning city planning, 1984-1988, undated

 

Series II. Artworks, early 1940s-1994, 2003, 2009, undated

Physical Description: 37.38 Linear Feet (32 boxes and 2 flatfiles)

Scope and Content Note

Series II. Artworks includes finished and unfinished artworks and related material, such as artists' books, drawings, paintings, prints, sketchbooks, Xerox artworks and poetry.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in five subseries: Series II.A. Artists' books, 1963-1979, 1985-1994, 2009, undated; Series II.B. Drawings and paintings, 1950-1994, undated; Series II.C. Prints, 1950s-1964, 1970-1979, 2003; Series II.D. Sketchbooks, early 1940s-late 1980s; Series II.E. Xerox artworks, poetry and related material, 1966-1974, undated.
 

Series II.A. Artists' books, 1963-1979, 1985-1994, 2009, undated

Physical Description: 5.65 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes a collection of 21 artists' book realized by Smith between 1963 and 2009, together with other materials such as extra book covers and the original plates for comics. Also a small amount of photographs and other visual material for unrealized artists' books is present. Access to some of the books is restricted due to fragility; contact the repository to request digital imaging. The Coffin series, a unique set of twenty-five hand-bound artists' books realized between 1965 and 1966, had been previously acquired by the Getty Research Institute and is to be found in Barbara T. Smith Coffin series and related material,1965-1976 (2013.M.23).

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, with an untitled, undated book and visual resources for unrealized books at the end of the subseries.
box 317, folder 1

Booklets, 1963

box 213, 320*

No Words, 1968

box 354

Toilet Etiquette, 1969-1972

Scope and Content Note

Access restricted due to fragility; contact the repository to request digital imaging.
box 213, folder 3

Cows, 1970

box 332, 355

Rope, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Access to box 355 is restricted due to fragility; contact the repository to request digital imaging.
box 355

Book about a Book, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Access restricted due to fragility; contact the repository to request digital imaging.
box 317

Criss Cross Double Cross, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Magazine edited by Paul McCarthy and George Miller, with a contribution by Smith.
box 355

Heart, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Access restricted due to fragility; contact the repository to request digital imaging.
box 355

Lichka Speaks, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Access restricted due to fragility; contact the repository to request digital imaging.
box 213, folder 4

Pencil, Money, Books, 1976

box 213, folder 5

The Trip to S.F. with Barbara, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Unbound Xerox copies.
box 213, 337

Untitled [two artists's books from Johnstone College], 1976

box 332, folder 3

Cats & Artists calendar, 1979

box 214, folder 1

Big Pink Color Swatches and Big Pink House Painting, 1985

box 214, 337

La Comida del Arte, 1987

box 214, 332, 337

The Evidence. Unsolved Case, 1988

 

The Pageant of the Holy Squash, 1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes Rosa+Joe and the Holy Squash, In the City with Rosa & Joe and other material for comic books related to the project The Pageant of the Holy Squash .
box 215, folder 1

General

box 317, folder 3

Original plates

box 215, 332

Barbara Turner Smith, 1994

Scope and Content Note

Realized as the catalog for the exhibition Who We Are? Where Do We Come from? What Are We Here for?/The Woman with the Mole (1994 May 14 to June 28).
box 215, folder 4

Hold Your Mud, 2009

Scope and Content Note

Proof copy, unbound.
box 215, folder 5

Untitled, undated

Scope and Content Note

Unfinished, unbound book realized for Barbara T. Smith's mother.
 

Photographs and other visual resources for unrealized books, undated

box 215, folder 6

Art and sport

box 215, folder 7

Boats, The Rainbow Books of Dreams

box 215, 337, folder 8

Great old photos

box 215, 337

Men and dirty pictures

 

Series II.B. Drawings and paintings, 1950-1994, undated

Physical Description: 17.19 Linear Feet (11 boxes and 2 flatfiles)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes hundreds of drawings and a few paintings realized by Barbara T. Smith between 1950 and the 1994, in a variety of techniques such as pencil; ball-point pen; markers; watercolor; oil; acrylics; charcoal and on supports such as paper; cardboard; canvas and other types of textiles. The largest part of the subseries is composed of drawings realized during Smith's studies particularly at Pomona College (early 1950s) and at the Chouinard Art Institute (mid 1960s). The majority of the undated drawings are school assignments such as nude portraits and still lives.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, with a large section of untitled and undated artworks, in most part school assignments, at the end.
flatfile 4**

Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.), 1950

box 313, folder 1

Female portrait, approximately 1950-1953

box 317, folder 5

Study for Three Graces, early 1960s

box 320*, folder 1

"Body/Portrait drawings," 1960s

flatfile 3**

Untitled [nude self portrait], 1960s

box 216, folder 1

Preparatory drawings for black glass paintings and related sculptures, 1963-1964

box 216, folder 2

Crazy Man, 1964

box 216, folder 3

Stoned drawings, approximately 1964

 

Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1965

box 216, folder 4-6

General

box 310, folder 3-6

Conner Everts class, 100 drawings exercise (1965 September 22)

box 320*, folder 3

Donald W. Graham class

box 320*, folder 4

Table cover, 1965

box 216, folder 7-9

Untitled drawings, approximately 1965

box 313, 323*

Sketches for unrealized artworks, 1968

box 313, folder 3-4

Snowflakes, approximately 1969-1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes from Richard Rubenstein classes (approximately 1969-1971) and an artist proof copy of computer-generated snowflake drawings for Outside Chance (1975).
box 313, folder 5

Studies for tapestries, 1972

box 216, 332

Margaret Trudeau and Me, 1974

box 216, folder 11

White Oleander and Tunnel, 1977

box 313, folder 6

Untitled, late 1970s

box 335, folder 1

Malibu Drawings, 1981

box 323*, folder 3

Flocking Not Fucking, 1983

box 317, folder 6

Rape, Seeds, 1983

flatfile 3**

So What's That About?, 1983

flatfile 4**

Woven Valentine, 1983

box 313, folder 7

Colorado drawings, 1984

box 332, folder 6

Rules for a Committed Relationship , 1984

flatfile 3**

A Sustained Insight, 1986

box 310, folder 7

Djerassi, 1987

flatfile 3**

Heart and Hearth, 1987

box 313, folder 8

"Teaching Lensaip [?] class," 1987

 

Test painting for Hunabku (mural at Richard Smith's house), 1987?

box 323*, 356*

Papers

flatfile 4**

Flatfile

flatfile 4**

Franklin Furnace invite proposal, 1988

box 313, folder 9

Drawings by Roy Jackson and Barbara T. Smith, 1989

box 313, folder 10

A Sentence / A Paragraph, 1980s

box 320*, folder 5

Moon Over Venice, 1993

box 313, folder 11

Yoga pose drawings for Roy Walford's book, 1994

box 313, folder 12

Layout for business cards and workshop brochures, undated

box 311, folder 2

Loose drawings [urban landscapes], undated

box 216, folder 13

Reefer Madness, undated

box 320*, folder 6

Self-analysis drawings, undated

box 216, folder 12

Two Women, undated

box 320*, folder 7

Woman's Building workshop, undated

box 313, 332

Untitled drawings [costumes for dancers], undated

box 317, folder 7

Untitled drawings [horses], undated

box 332, folder 9

Untitled drawings [houses], undated

box 317, 323*

Untitled drawings [studies of nude figures], undated

box 318, 353

Untitled paintings [still life], undated

box 320*, folder 11

Untitled painting [female figure with still life], undated

box 311, 318

Untitled paintings [female figures], undated

 

Miscellaneous untitled drawings, undated

box 216, 313, 318, 320*, 323*, 332, 333

Papers

flatfile 2**

Flatfile

box 320*, folder 12

Miscellaneous untitled paintings, undated

 

Series II.C. Prints, 1950s-1964, 1970-1979, 2003

Physical Description: 0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes a small amount of prints, some artworks on their own, and some realized for specific uses such as holiday cards and business cards.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 216, 320*

Holiday cards, undated [1950s-1960s]

box 216, folder 17

And Vera Said..., 1964

box 216, folder 18

Business cards, 1970

box 217, folder 1

Untitled, approximately 1974

box 217, folder 2

Collaboration with Barbara Gibson, 1976

box 217, folder 3

Ditto Prints, 1976

box 217, folder 4

To the People of Russia, 1979

box 318, folder 4

Think Peace, 2003

 

Series II.D. Sketchbooks, early 1940s-late 1980s

Physical Description: 11.62 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes approximately 50 sketchbooks, the vast majority being school assignments realized between sixth grade and 1969. They are in a variety of formats and the drawings are realized mostly in pencil or charcoal, and are stylistically and thematically similar to many school assignments that can be found in Series II.B Drawings.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year, with a few undated items at the end of the subseries.
 

6th grade, early 1940s

box 217, folder 5

Color book

box 217, folder 6

Paper doll

 

Junior High, 1940s

box 318, folder 5

Art

Scope and Content Note

Tablet from Junior High.
box 311, 317

Drawing and painting tablets

box 318, folder 6

Weird+Fear

Scope and Content Note

Tablet from Junior High.
box 321*, folder 1

Drawing class at John Muir High School, 1949

box 217, 353

High school project books, 1949, undated

box 333, folder 4

Interior decoration portfolio, 1949

box 217, 314, 320*

Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.), 1950-1963,

Scope and Content Note

Mainly from 1950 to 1953, one sketchbook contains drawings till 1963.
box 217, folder 11

1954-1956

box 217, 315, 321*, 323*

Early 1960s

box 218, folder 1

1960-1962

box 322*

1962

box 218, folder 2

1962-1965,

box 322*

1963?

box 311, 322*

1964

box 218, 316

1965

box 218, folder 4-6

Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1965

box 219, folder 1

Approximately 1965-1968

box 219, folder 2

1966-1967

box 333, folder 5

1968

Scope and Content Note

Includes note regarding The Masked God.
box 219, folder 3

1968-1969

box 333, folder 6

Performance ideas sketchbook, 1969-1982

box 219, folder 4

Undated [late 1980s]

box 318, folder 7

Drawing and painting tablet from Pasadena Art Museum classes, undated

box 313, 321*, 322*

Undated

 

Series II.E. Xerox artworks, poetry and related material, 1966-1974, undated

Physical Description: 2.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes a few Xerox artworks together with materials used for the realization of the pieces, supplies, extra copies, and notes on technicalities and on unrealized Xerox books and sculptures. The largest part of the subseries is composed of copies of Smith's poems, which were executed with a technique similar to the one she was experimenting with for the Coffin book series: the poem is part of a collage of photocopied elements such as photos, objects and body parts, together with drawings. The poems, all undated but supposedly produced in the same period the artist was working on the Coffin series, were then arranged in sets.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
 

Artworks,

box 225, folder 6

The Letter, 1967

box 219, folder 5-6

Apple, 1974, undated

box 219, folder 7

Coffin logo master, undated

 

Cut-out prints, undated

box 219, folder 8

Layouts

box 219, folder 9

Xerox tests

box 219, folder 11

Ideas for sculptures, undated

box 320*, folder 2

Masters for Xerox collage, undated

box 219, folder 10

Mimeograph experiment, undated

box 220, 332

Notes on books and sculptures, undated

box 220, folder 2-3

Paper samples, undated

 

Poetry, 1966

box 220, folder 4

Affluence

box 220, folder 5

Apex

box 220, folder 6

Bird of Night

box 220, folder 7

Birth

box 220, folder 8

Braille Sight

box 220, folder 9

Camels Trod...

box 220, folder 10

Can All Light...

box 220, folder 11

Communicants Must Be Burnt by Their Fire

box 220, folder 12

Correspondence

box 220, folder 13

Do Not Crush the Snail

box 220, folder 14

Do Not Sweep Away the Sound

box 220, folder 15

Expectation of the Sun

box 220, folder 16

Freeway Scream

box 220, folder 17

Great Grappling Hooks

box 220, folder 18

In Fear of Judgement

box 220, folder 19

In the Spaces around Love

box 221, folder 1

Joy

box 221, folder 2

Las Vegas Trip

box 221, folder 3

Mischance

box 221, folder 4

My Child's Small Hands

box 221, folder 5

My Father's Stare

box 221, folder 6

No Joy Song

box 221, folder 7

Palm Trees

box 221, folder 8

Persistent Palms

box 221, folder 9

Sad Mean Man No Wonder

box 221, folder 10

The Breath of an Early Morning City

box 221, folder 11

The City Hall

box 221, folder 12

The Horse of Life

box 221, folder 13

The Pseudo-Wise

box 221, folder 14

The World is a Thundering Hoofbeat

box 221, folder 15

Time Irreversible

box 221, folder 16

To Stare

box 221, folder 17

We Do Not Conform

box 221, folder 18

X

box 221, 310

Miscellaneous

 

Poetry sets

box 221, folder 20

Child Voice

box 221, folder 21

Joy

box 221, folder 22

Mistery

box 221, folder 23

Rebellion

box 222, folder 1

Sorrow

box 222, folder 2

Extra damaged envelopes

box 222-224

Extra Xeroxes

box 225, folder 1

Miscellaneous

box 225, folder 2

Proposals, 1967-1973, undated

 

Resource images, 1966-1968, undated

box 225, folder 3

Papers

flatfile 8**

Flatfile

box 225, folder 4

Technical information, 1967-1973, undated

box 225, folder 5

Tests for books, 1966, undated

box 225, folder 7

Why covers, undated

 

Series III. Project files, 1960s-2012, undated

Physical Description: 33.08 Linear Feet (63 boxes and 5 flatfiles)

Scope and Content Note

Series III. Projects includes hundreds of documents related to every project Smith produced, organized or participated in, such as the production of artworks; exhibitions she curated or participated in; graphic design projects; lectures; symposia she organized or participated in; travels; grant and funding, and residencies. Documents as varied as photos, sketches, notes, drawings, receipts, and correspondence are to be found. The project files originally organized by Smith have been interfiled together with what was called "support materials," another series documenting various projects, whose documents were of an analogous kind to the ones found in the project files. Documents originally pertaining to the support material section have been marked as "support material" in each folder.
Exhibition announcements such as postcards, leaflets, posters, press releases and small publications were also found separate, and have been interfiled within the series and marked as "announcement" in each folder. The same process has been applied to what was called the "ephemera" section, whose materials were of the same nature as the announcement section.
Large rolled items such as drawings, charts, diagrams and storyboards related to the organization of workshops or complex performative events were also housed separately, and have been interfiled within this series.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, with few undated items at the end of the series.
box 160, 337

Black glass paintings, undated [early 1960s],

box 160, folder 2

Doors, undated [early 1960s],

box 160, folder 3

Windows and mirrors, undated [early 1960s],

box 334, folder 2

Ubu Roi (1964 May to June), 1964

box 337, folder 24

Flower Show (1964), 1964

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition curated by Smith.
box 160, 319*, 337

Untitled, 1964, 1970, undated

box 160, folder 4a

Untitled [Smith's first exhibition] (1965), 1965

box 160, folder 5

People Who Should Be Seen (1967), 1967

box 160, 310, 312

One Evening (1968 August 30), 1968, undated

box 160, 334

Raymond Rose ritual environment (1968 December 31 to 1969 January 1), 1968-1970, undated

box 160, folder 9

Sequoya School pamphlet (1968), 1968

 

Field Piece (1968-1972), 1956, 1968-1972, undated

box 162, 162A, 312, 319*, 334, 337

Papers

flatfile 1**

Flatfile

box 160, 334

Inflatable sculpture, Brookside Park Easter event (1969 April 6), 1969, undated

 

Ritual Meal (1969 May 17), 1969, undated

box 160, 312, 323*

Papers

flatfile 5**

Flatfile

box 160, 312

Weightless (1969 July 18), 1969-1970, 1979

box 161, 319*

The Masked God (1969 August 2), 1969, undated

box 160, 312, 319*

Faces (1969 October 29), 1969, undated

box 160, 312

Fire Rings (1969 December 13), 1969, undated

box 160, 312, 319*

Mass Meal (1969 December 28), 1969-1970, undated

Scope and Content Note

Box 160, folder 19 includes announcements and invitations to various events between December 1969 and January 1970 featuring Fire Rings , Mass Meal and Plots.
 

Experiments in Art and Technology,

box 161, 319*

General, 1968-1970, undated

box 161, 312

Space Sculpture (1970 May 1 to 3), 1970, undated

Scope and Content Note

Installation realized on the occasion of Experiments on Art and Technology: In Progress , conference at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
box 312, folder 3

Experiments in Art and Technology dinner (1970), 1970

box 312, folder 3

Freeway mail piece (1969), 1969

box 161, folder 1c

Artifacts (1969-1972), 1970-1971, undated

box 161, folder 2-4

Assignment and Unsolicited Mail (1969-1972?), undated

box 161, folder 5

Womanspace, 1969-1973

box 161, 312

Plots (1970 January 10 to 18), 1970, undated

box 161, 319*, 334

Scratch (1970 April 3), 1970, undated

box 161, 312, 319*

Homage to Mark Rothko (1970 May), undated

 

Country Club Buffet (1970), 1970, undated

box 161, folder 11

Papers

flatfile 1**, 9**

Flatfile

box 161, folder 12

Cows (1970), 1970, undated

box 161, folder 13-14

White Meal (1970), 1970, undated

box 161, 319*

The Celebration of the Holy Squash (1971 February 26), 1970-1971, undated

 

How the West Was Won (1971 April), 1971, 1974

box 161, 335

Papers, 1971

flatfile 5**

Flatfile, 1974

box 161, 319*

Light Watch (1971 October 29), 1971-1973, undated

box 162A, 319*

Rope (1971), 1971, undated

box 163, 334

Starbiker (1971), 1972-1975, undated

box 163, folder 2

The Fish Triptych (1971), 1971

box 163, folder 3

Miscellaneous, 1971

box 163, 319*

F-Space, 1971-1973, undated

box 163, folder 5

Julie, You Will Live Forever, Fish Tapestry, Orb (1971-1975), 1971-1975, undated

box 163, folder 6

Second Annual Invitational Art Exhibit [Riverside City College] (1972 January 9 to 23), 1972

box 164, folder 1-2

Notes and Scores for Sound (1972 January), 1968-1972, undated

box 163, 334

Nude Frieze (1972 February 28 to 29), 1972, undated

box 163, folder 8

The New Art of Orange County (1972 June), 1972

box 163, 312

The Fisherman Is the Fish (1972 July 7 to 8), 1972, undated

box 163, folder 10-11

The Way to Be (1972 September 15 to 22), 1971-1974, undated

box 163, folder 12

Utilizing the Arts in Therapy (1972 September 20 to November 29), 1972

box 163, folder 13

The Bird Flies (1972 September 27), 1972-1973, undated

box 163, 312

Guerrilla Capers (1972), 1972, undated

box 163, folder 16

Morning Watch (1972), undated

box 164, folder 3

Trajectory (1972), undated

box 164, folder 4-5

Miscellaneous exhibition and performance proposals, 1972-1974

box 164, 312

Feed Me (1973 April 20 to 21), 1973, undated

box 164, folder 9-10

Sometimes You Don't Have to Do Anything (1973 May 7), 1973, undated

box 164, folder 11

Pure Food (1973 May), undated

box 164, folder 12

Baldessari, Burden, McCarthy, Smith: Videotapes (1973 November), 1973

box 164, folder 13

Suspension (November 1973), undated

box 164, 334

The Longest Day of Night (1973 December 21), 1973, undated

box 165, folder 1-2

Museum of Drawers (1973), 1973-1979, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials about Smith's contribution to Herbert Distel's Museum of Drawers.
box 324**

In a Bottle (1973), 1973

box 165, folder 3-5

Intimations of Immortality (1974 March 6), 1974, undated

box 165, folder 6-7

Newspace Post-Object Exhibition (1974 March 12 to April 21), 1974, undated

box 165, 319*

Scan I (1974 April 26), 1974, undated

box 165, folder 9

I Am the Medium (1974 May 11), 1974, undated

box 165, folder 10-11

Crossfire (1974 June 1), 1974, undated

box 165, folder 12-13

Dimensions (1974 August 17), 1974, undated

box 165, 323*

Full Jar, Empty Jar (1974 November 21), 1974-1975, undated

box 166, folder 1-2

To Draw Together (1974 December 8), 1974, undated

flatfile 5**

Anonymous Was a Woman (1974), 1974

box 334, folder 4

Color Transformations (1974), 1974

box 166, folder 3

Recognition Piece (1974), 1974, undated

box 166, 334

New Dimensions in Science (1975 January to March), 1975, undated

Scope and Content Note

Symposium organized by Smith.
box 167, 319*

Kiss a Spot Forbidden (1975 March 3), 1974-1975, undated

box 167, folder 2

Outside Chance (1975 March 3), 1970-1975, undated

box 167, folder 3

Artists' Choice (1975 March 14 to April 25), 1975

box 167, folder 4

What Do Dogs Say When They Bark? (1975 March 27), 1975, undated

box 167, folder 5

I Am the Flame That Stays the Same (1975 April 7), 1975, undated

box 167, folder 6-7

A Week in the Life of... (1975 March to 1976 February), 1975, undated

box 167, folder 8-9

I Am Not Lost but Hidden (1975 November 1), 1975

box 167, folder 10

Live Birds on the Wing (1975 November 1), 1975

box 164, folder 17

Suspension (1975 November), undated

box 167, folder 11

University of California Irvine 1965-1975 (1975), 1975

box 167, folder 12

John Caruther's class piece (1975), 1975, undated

box 167, folder 13

Ordeal (1975), 1975

box 167, folder 14

Southland Video Anthology (1975), 1975

box 167, folder 15

Miscellaneous exhibition and performance proposals, 1975

box 167, folder 16

Per Form In Transit (1975-1976), 1975-1976

box 168, folder 1

The Floating Museum of Art, 1975-1976

box 168, 323*

I Am Abandoned (1976 February 19), 1976, undated

box 168, folder 3

The Many Arts of Science (1976 February 19 to March 13), 1976

box 319*, folder 9

Women/Artmakers (1976 March 24 to May 26), 1976

box 168, folder 4

Hair-Raising Event (1976 May 22), 1976

box 168, folder 5

The Absent Lover (1976 May 26), 1976, undated

box 168, folder 6

The Cloistered Study (1976 May), undated

box 168, 323*

Europe (1976 June to August), 1976, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes material about Smith's participation in the Edinburgh Arts '76 festival and two letters from Herbert Distel.
box 168, folder 8-9

The Cover Up (1976 August 10), 1976, undated

box 168, 312

Hey Big Brother! One at a Time! (1976 November 2), 1976, undated

box 319*, 334

Dimensions (1976), 1976

box 168, folder 13

The Round Table (1976), undated

box 168, folder 14-15

Miscellaneous exhibitions and proposals, 1976

box 168-169, 319*, 334

Ordinary Life, Part I and Part II (1977 January to March), 1976-1982?, undated

box 334, folder 7

Performance Transformations (1977 February 2), 1977

box 169, folder 3

Pucker Painting (1977 February 3), undated

box 169, folder 4-5

With Love from A to B (1977 February 3), 1977, 2010, undated

box 169, folder 6

Art Stories (1977 February 7 to March 4), 1977

box 169, folder 7

7 Evenings of Video by Women (1977 February 25 to April 22), 1977

box 334, folder 7

Book Works (1977 February 28 to April 15), 1977

box 169, folder 8

100+ Current Directions in Southern California Art (1977 April 5 to 14), 1977

box 169, folder 9

The Artist's Book (1977 April 18 to May 15), 1977

box 169, 319*

Liebestod (1977 May 9), 1977, undated

box 169, 312, 319*

Fourgone Conclusions (1977 August 28), 1977, undated

box 169, folder 13

Sensor, First Women's Media Event (1977 November 19), 1977

box 169, folder 14

Fourth Annual California Small Images Exhibition (1977), 1977

box 169, folder 15

Vaya con Dios (1977), 1976, undated

 

Miscellaneous exhibitions and proposals, 1977

box 169, folder 16

Papers

flatfile 1**

Flatfile

box 170, 312

The Vigil (1978 March 14 to 15), 1977-1978, undated

box 310, folder 8

4 Performances (1978 April 1), 1978

Scope and Content Note

Event curated by Smith.
box 170, folder 2-3

An Experiment with Glasses (1978 April 22), 1978, undated

box 170, folder 4-5

On Location (1978 April 27), 1978, undated

box 323*, folder 11

14th Annual New York Avant Garde Festival and Second Annual Cambridge River Festival (1978 May 20), 1978

box 170, folder 6

It's Either Him or Me (1978 June 13), 1978, undated

box 319*, folder 9

Long Beach Museum of Art 1978 Summer Video Archives Exhibition (1978 June 25 to September 27), 1978

box 170, folder 7

Incorporate (1978 July 8), 1978, undated

box 334, folder 7

Southland Video Anthology (1978 October 3 to 28), 1978

box 170, 312, 337

A Negotiation (1978 October 28), 1977-1979, undated

box 170, folder 11-12

Fish Tales (1978 November 18), 1978, undated

box 170, folder 13

Cats and Artists calendar signing party (1978 November 19 and December 3), 1978

box 170, 312

Nada, Nada, Nada (1978 December 5), 1977-1978, undated

box 171, 312

Miscellaneous exhibitions and proposals, 1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from Simone Forti and Jürgen Klauke.
box 171, folder 3

Assignment (1979 March 19), 1979

 

Watching Her Go (1979 April 8), 1979-1982, undated

box 171, folder 4-5

Papers

flatfile 6**

Flatfile

box 171, folder 6

Women's Video Center benefit (1979 April 13), 1979

box 319*, folder 9

Videotapes by the Los Angeles Womens Video Center (1979 September 3 to 31), 1979

box 171, 319*, 334

Just Passing (1979 October 1), 1979, undated

box 171, folder 8

Nancy Buchanan, Sing Along, undated (late 1970s)

Scope and Content Note

Smith performed in this piece.
box 171, folder 9

Miscellaneous exhibitions, 1979-1980

box 171, 324**

Hunger Strike (1980 January 30 to 31), 1979-1980, undated

box 172, folder 1

The Art of the Woman's Building (1980 March 28 to April 19), 1980

 

The Perpetual Napkin,

 

1980 May 10, 1980, undated

box 172, 312, 319*

Papers

flatfile 2**

Flatfile

box 172, folder 4

1981 January 23 to 24 [second version], 1981, undated

box 172, 312

Public Spirit (1980 May to October), 1979-1981, undated

box 172, 334

Piercing the Corporate Veil (1980 October 3), 1980, undated

box 173, folder 1-2

Light Wait (1980 October 22), 1980, undated

box 173, folder 3-4

Electroworks (1980 May to Spetember?), 1979-1981, undated

box 173, folder 5

MOCA Book Party Event (1980 October 22), 1980

box 323*, folder 11

Audio Works (1980), 1980

box 173, folder 6

Miscellaneous, 1980

 

Birthdaze (1981 July 17), 1981-1982, undated

box 173, 312

Papers

flatfile 1**

Flatfile

box 174, 319*, 334

Breaking Barriers (1981 October 10), 1977-1981, undated

box 174, folder 4-5

Luck Be a Lady (1981 November 21), 1981, undated

box 174, folder 6

Miscellaneous exhibitions, 1981-1982

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence to John Baldessari.
box 174, folder 7-9

Mother/Me (1982 February 13), 1982, undated

box 174, folder 9a

Spirituality/Sexuality Workshop (1982 February 27 to 28), 1982

box 174, folder 10-12

The Quintessential Mu (1982 March 21), 1982, undated

 

Alien Ambassador (1982 May 23), 1980-1982, undated

box 174-175, 334

Papers

flatfile 6**

Flatfile

box 175, 319*

1000 Small Fires (1982 August 6 to 8), 1982-1983, undated

box 175, folder 4

One Mind (1982 December), undated

box 175, folder 5

Miscellaneous, 1982

box 175, 312

So What's that About? (1983 February 19), 1982-1983, undated

box 175, 319*

Conjuring the Crone (1983 March 19), 1982-1983, undated

box 175, folder 11-12

What if... Later Savage (1982 August 13), 1983, undated

box 175, folder 13

Vera & Victoria (1983 October 1), 1983

box 176, 319*

Shatterhouse (1983 October 29), 1981-1984, undated

 

Food (1983 December 17), 1983, undated

box 175, 324**, 334, 337

Papers

flatfile 6**

Flatfile

box 176, folder 4-5

Susanna Dakin, An Artist for President , 1983-1984

box 176-177, 319*

Miscellaneous, 1983-1984

 

Capp Street project (1984 October to December), 1982-1986, undated

box 177-178, 312

Papers

flatfile 5**

Flatfile

box 178, folder 4

A Council of Elders (1985 February), 1985, undated

box 178, 319*

Rainbow Bleed (1985 May 30), 1985, undated

box 178, folder 7-8

The Give Away (1985 June 1), 1985, undated

box 178, 319*, 325**

Autumnal Equinox (1985 September 21), 1985, undated

box 178, 334

Miscellaneous, 1985

 

Sheer Cliffs and Natural Bridges (1986), 1986, undated

box 179, 326**, 334

Papers

flatfile 8**

Flatfile

box 179, folder 4-5

Miscellaneous, 1986

box 179-180, 312, 334

La Comida del Arte (1986-1987), 1986, undated

box 323*, folder 12

Chrystal Earth (1987), 1987

Scope and Content Note

Proposal for the Djerassi Foundation.
box 180, 312, 337

Miscellaneous, 1987

box 181, folder 1

Deconstructing Pandora's Box (1988 February 20 to 21), 1988

box 181, 312, 323*

Radial Landspeak (1988 April 6 to 24), 1987-1988, 2001, undated

box 181-184, 312, 323*, 327**, 338

The Pageant of the Holy Squash (1988 December 15 to 24), 1980-1989, undated

box 184, 319*, 338

Miscellaneous, 1988

 

Ground Zero (1989 April 7 to May 6), 1989, undated

box 185, 328**

Papers

flatfile 6**

Flatfile

 

Seed (1989 June 17 to 18), 188-1989, undated

box 185, 312, 319*

Papers

flatfile 1**

Flatfile

box 186, folder 1-2

Moon Reflection (1989 September), 1989

box 186, folder 3

Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream 1970-85 (1989 October 21 to December 21), 1989

box 186, folder 4

Hunab-ku (approximately 1989), approximately 1989, undated

box 186, 312

Miscellaneous, 1989

box 187, 326**

Communications Practicum 101 (1990 May 18), 1990

Scope and Content Note

Box 326** includes large diagrams, related also to another performance realized together with students of Smith's class at Ohio State University.
box 186, folder 7

Nomadic (1990 May 22 to June 1), 1990

 

Out of the River, She... (1990 September 8 to 9), 1989-1990, undated

box 186, 187, 323*, 325**, 338

Papers

flatfile 1**

Flatfile

box 187, folder 6

Miscellaneous, 1990

 

Bottom Line (1990-1992?), 1990-1992, undated

box 187, folder 7

Papers

flatfile 1**

Flatfile

box 325**, 334

The R&B Show, 1991

box 187, 324**, 338

Miscellaneous, 1991

 

The 21st Century Odyssey (1991-1993), 1987-1999, 2005, undated

 

General, 1989-1994, 2005, undated

box 188, folder 1-2

Papers

box 352, item D84

1 computer disc (floppy disk): 5 1/2 in.

Scope and Content Note

Unavailable until reformatted.
box 188, folder 3

Advisory committee, 1991-1992, undated

 

Articles, 1987-1993, undated

box 188, folder 4-5

Artforum, 1990-1991, undated

box 188, folder 6

Copies, 1989-1993, undated

box 189, folder 1

Originals and copies, 1987-1993, undated

 

Correspondence, 1988-1993, undated

box 189, folder 2-3

General, 1988-1993, undated

box 189-190

Duplicated letters, 1990-1993, undated

box 190, folder 3-4

Fundraising letters, 1989-1993, undated

box 190, folder 5

Donors, 1991-1995, undated

flatfile 5**

Drawings, undated

box 191, folder 1-4

Financial records, 1990-1993, undated

 

Grants, 1981-1996, undated

box 192, folder 1-3

General, 1981-1994, undated

box 192, folder 4

Applications, 1988-1993, undated

box 192, folder 5

Brochures and guidelines, 1987-1994, undated

box 193, folder 2

California Community Foundation and Getty grants, 1993-1996, undated

box 193, folder 3

Damien Foundation, 1989-1993, undated

box 193, folder 4

Fullbright grant, 1989-1990, undated

box 193, folder 5

International Synergy Institute, 1986-1992, undated

box 193-194

Mailing list, 1989-1993, undated

box 194, 338

Other artists, 1985-1992, undated

box 194-195

Receipts, 1991-1995, undated

 

Residencies, 1992-1999, undated

box 195, folder 2

Arts International, 1992, undated

box 195, folder 3

Nomad, 1992-1999, undated

box 195, folder 4

Yet to go, 1991-1993, undated

box 195, 319*, folder 5

It's a Terrible Thing to Loose Your Gods , 1991-1995, undated

Scope and Content Note

Proposal for an opera at Banff Centre.
box 334, folder 12

Go Down Stairs Diagonally (1993 August 14 to September 4), 1993

box 195, 338

Shrestha, Rajendra, 1993, undated

box 193, folder 1

Miscellaneous, 1993

box 196, 310

Who We Are? Where Do We Come from? What Are We Here for?/The Woman with the Mole (1994 May 14 to June 26), 1994-1996, undated

box 312, folder 10

The Shroud (1994), 1994

box 196, 338

Miscellaneous, 1994

box 196, folder 7

Endurance (1995 March to April 15), 1995

box 196, folder 8

Elemental (1995 March 18 to April 29), 1995

box 196, folder 9

Miscellaneous, 1995

box 197, 334

Photo Odyssey (1996 February 17 to March 23), undated

box 197, folder 3-4

The Art Embodied (1996 July to October), 1996, undated

box 197-198, 338

Miscellaneous, 1996-1998

box 198, folder 3

Out of Actions (1998 February 8 to May 10), 1998, undated

 

The Audience (1998 February 12), 1997-1998, undated

box 198, 334

Papers

flatfile 5**

Flatfile

box 198, folder 6

From: One to 100 (1998 April 25), 1998

box 199, folder 1-2

Blue Shards (1999 January 9 to 23), 1999, undated

box 199, 312

To See Again (1999 January 11 to February 27), 1999, undated

box 199, 312, 323*, 334

L.A. Woman (1999 February 11), Women's Caucus for Art National Conference (1999 February 7 to 11), 1999

box 199, 319*

The Witness (1999 April 2), 1998-1999, undated

box 200, folder 1-3

Spirit Guide (1999 June 18 to 20), 1999, undated

 

Miscellaneous, 1999-2000

box 200, 312, 338

Papers

flatfile 7**

Flatfile

box 200, folder 7-8

The Runaway (2001 March 17), 2001, undated

box 200, folder 9-10

Am I Blue? (2001 June 2), 2000-2001, undated

box 201, folder 1

Listen... (2001 July 5 to 15), 2001, undated

 

Kaleidoscope (2001 October 20), 2001-2003, undated

box 201, folder 2-5

Papers

flatfile 8**

Flatfile

box 201, folder 6-7

ICU - Intensive Care Unit (2001 October 26 to 27), undated

box 201, 334

Miscellaneous, 2001-2002

box 202, 323*, 338

Making Book (2003 June 21), 2003, undated

box 202, 334

Miscellaneous, 2003-2004

box 202-203, 312

The 21st Century Odyssey Part II: The Performances of Barbara T. Smith (2005 January 22 to April 10), 2005, undated

box 203-204

A Meditation on Time (2005-2009), 2005-2010, undated

box 204, 319*

Miscellaneous, 2005

box 204, folder 4

Los Angeles 1955-1985 The Birth of an Artistic Capital (2006 March 8 to July 17), 2006, undated

box 204, 312

Miscellaneous, 2006

box 205, folder 1

Multiple Vantage Points. Southern California Women Artists, 1980-2006 (2007 February 25 to April 15), 2007

box 205, 312, 319*

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (2007 March to 2009 November), 2007-2009, undated

box 205, folder 7

The 21st Century Odyssey screening (2007 March 26), 2007, undated

box 205, 338

Barbara T. Smith. Remnants: Artworks from 1965-1972 (2007 November 17 to 2008 January 5), 2007, undated

Scope and Content Note

Folder 9 includes material about Barbara T. Smith, 1965-1972 (2008 February 15 to March 21) and WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution at MoMA PS1 (2008 February 17 to May 12).
box 206, folder 1-2

Miscellaneous, 2007

Scope and Content Note

Folder 2 includes material about Evidence of Movement at the Getty Research Institute (2007 July 10 to October 7).
box 206, 312, 334

Barbara T. Smith, 1965-1972 (2008 February 15 to March 21), 2008

 

Allan Kaprow: Art as Life (2008 March 23 to June 30), 2008, undated

box 206, folder 4-5

Papers

flatfile 5**

Flatfile

box 207, folder 1-5

Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia? (2008 November 8 to 2009 February 1), 2008-2009, undated

box 207, folder 6

Miscellaneous, 2008

box 207, folder 7-8

Barbara T. Smith. Early Performances 1969-1976 (2009 February 21 to April 30), 2009, undated

 

Hold Your Mud, L.A. (2009 August 28 to 29), 2009, undated

box 208, 312, 319*

Papers

flatfile 5**

Flatfile

box 208, folder 4

Old Shoes: Performance Relics 1968-1975 (2009 November 21 to 2010 January 23), 2009, undated

box 208, folder 5

Miscellaneous, 2009

box 208, 319*, 329**

Chaos Confounded (2010 August 14), 2010, undated

box 208, folder 9

Miscellaneous, 2010

box 319*, folder 14

Los Angeles Goes Live (2011 September 27 to 2012 January 2012), 2011

box 211, folder 1

The Historical Box (2011 November 12 to 2012 January 2012), 2011

 

Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 (2011-2012), 2011-2012, undated

box 209-210

General, 2011-2012, undated

box 209, folder 5

Once Emerging, Now Emerging: Now and Then (2011 September 24 to 2012 May 5), 2011, undated

box 209, folder 6

Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983 (2011September 27 to 2012 January 29), 2011, undated

box 211, folder 1

Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artist Space Movement (2011 October 1 to December 15), 2011, undated

box 211, folder 2

Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building (2011 October 1 to 2012 February 26), 2011-2012, undated

box 211, folder 3

Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1945-1980 (2011 October 1 to 2012 February 5), 2011, undated

box 211, folder 4

Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 (2011 October 2 to 2012 February 13), 2011-2012, undated

box 211, folder 5-6

The Radicalization of a '50s Housewife (2011 October 5 to December 4), 2011, undated

box 211, folder 7

Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California 1964-1971 (2011 October 29 to 2012 January 29), 2011-2012, undated

box 211, folder 8

L.A. Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, from Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy (2012 January 22 to May 20), 2012

box 211-212

Miscellaneous, 2011

box 212, 319*

I Can, Requiem for I Can't (2012 March 31 to April 22), 2012, undated

box 212, folder 4

Miscellaneous, 2012

 

Undated papers,

box 212, folder 8

A Logbook - A Record of Performances & Environments 1969-1975

box 212, folder 6

Fridge Clearance

Scope and Content Note

Farewell party for artist Bonita Ely at 18th Street Arts Complex.
box 212, folder 7

Large outdoor pieces

box 212, 319*

Painting ideas

box 319*, folder 12

Performance list

box 212, folder 9

Pieces regarding consciousness

box 212, folder 10

Pieces to reinvestigate

 

Proposals

box 212, folder 11

General

box 212, folder 12

Proposal for a performance in Rome

box 319*, folder 14

Standing Body of Light

box 212, folder 13

Technical notes

box 212, folder 14

U.S. Mail

box 212, 312

Miscellaneous unidentified projects

 

Series IV. Professional files, 1948-2012, undated

Physical Description: 16.61 Linear Feet (39 boxes and 1 flatfile)

Scope and Content Note

Series IV. Professional files includes material related to activities other than art making that Smith carried on through decades, most notably teaching, writing, and her role as a prominent advocate for artists in Los Angeles. It includes a collection of artist files, press clippings of articles about or written by Smith, research files, files regarding her various teaching appointments and the workshops she organized, and some miscellaneous papers.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in five subseries: Series IV.A. Artist files, 1963-2012, undated; Series IV.B. Press clippings, 1960-2012, undated; Series IV.C. Research files, 1949-2004, undated; Series IV.D. Teaching and workshop files, 1948, 1957-2003, undated; Series IV.E. Miscellaneous, 1951-2011, undated 5.3 linear feet (13 boxes).
 

Series IV.A. Artist files, 1963-2012, undated

Physical Description: 3.38 Linear Feet (7 boxes and 1 flatfile)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes files on fellow artists, with a clear focus on the Southern California art scene from the 1970s onwards. These documents mostly consist of press clippings, gallery ephemera, and some correspondence. A few files about gallerists, professors and other professionals are also to be found.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name, with some artistic movements (such as Fluxus and body art) and some general files (such as "male artists New York", "male artists West Coast") at the end of the subseries.
box 65, folder 1

Abeles, Kim, undated

box 65, 338

Abraham, Ralph, 1983-1995, undated

box 65, folder 3

Abramović, Marina and Ulay, 1986-1988, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes material about Gina Pane.
box 65, folder 4

Acconci, Vito, 1972

box 65, folder 5

Adams, Marsha, 1990-1991, undated

box 65, folder 6

Anderson, Laurie, 1979-1986, 1993, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes material about Meredith Monk, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman.
box 65, folder 7

Antin, Eleanor, 1975-1981, 1986, undated

box 65, folder 8

Arguelles, José, 1983-1986, undated

box 65, folder 9

Barr, Frank, 1983-1984, undated

box 65, folder 10

Benjamin, Jerry, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes material about Dick Higgins.
box 65, folder 11

Beuys, Joseph, 1969, 1986-1993, undated

box 65, folder 12

Blume, Frank, 1981, undated

box 65, 319*, 338

Buchanan, Nancy, 1968, 1976-1979, 1991, undated

box 65, folder 14

Burden, Chris, 1974-1984, 1992, 2003, undated

box 66, folder 1

Burnham, Jack, undated

box 66, folder 2

Burnham, Linda, 1981-1982, 1988, undated

box 66, folder 3

Byars, James Lee, undated

box 66, folder 4

Cage, John, 1980, 1993, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes material about Marcel Duchamp.
box 66, folder 5

Campbell, Joseph, undated

box 66, folder 6

Carlisle, Johan, 1984, undated

box 66, folder 7

Castelli, Leo, 1980, undated

box 66, folder 8

Chappellet, 1977

box 66, folder 9

Chicago, Judy, 1970-1971, 1979-1982, 1989-1993, undated

box 66, folder 10

Creighton, Lynn, 1992-1996, undated

box 66, folder 11

Curtay, Jean-Paul, 1983-1986, undated

box 66, folder 12

Dakin, Susanna, 1983-1990, 1996, 2009, undated

box 66, folder 13

Damon, Betsy, 1980-1982, undated

box 66, 319*

Dark Bob, 1980-1985, undated

box 66, folder 15

Duncan, John, 1979-1981, undated

box 66, folder 16

Dunn, David, 1984

box 312, folder 15

Finley, Karen, 1989

box 66, folder 17

Flanagan, Bob, 1996

box 66, folder 18

Forti, Simone, 1987, undated

box 66, folder 19

Fox, Terry, 1980, undated

box 66, folder 20

Galás, Diamanda, 1993, undated

box 66, 319*

Gaulke, Cheri, 1976-1990, undated

box 66, 312

Gian, Bill, 1983-1985, undated

box 66, folder 23

Gómez-Peña, Guillermo, 1983-1991, undated

box 66, folder 24

Gronk, 1980-1983, 1989, undated

box 67, folder 1

Hafif, Marcia, 1987

box 312, folder 15

Halifax, Joan, undated

box 67, folder 2

Halprin, Anna, 1987

box 67, folder 3

Harris, Len, 1987-1994, undated

box 67, folder 4

Henes, Donna, 1979-1981, undated

box 67, folder 5

Hershman, Lynn, 1973-1978, 1992, undated

box 67, folder 6

Hotchkis, Joan, 1992

box 67, 319*

Jonas, Joan, 1973-1975, 1980, 1995, undated

box 67, folder 8

Jones, Kim, 1984, undated

box 67, 319*, 338

Kaprow, Allan, 1963, 1981-1989, undated

box 67, folder 10

Kipper Kids, 1978-1979, undated

box 67, folder 11

Knittel, Suzanne, 1990, undated

box 67, 312

Kosaka, Hirozaku, 1982-1986, 1993, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes material about Sankai Juku.
box 67, 323*

Lacy, Suzanne, 1977-1984, undated

box 67, folder 14

Leary, Timothy, 1995-1996

box 67, folder 15

Lippard, Lucy R., 1967, 1984, undated

box 67, folder 16

Lischka, 1976-1977

box 67, folder 17

MacAdams, Lewis, 1993

box 319*, folder 16

McCarthy, Paul, 1982, undated

box 67, folder 18

Malpede, John, 1989-1993, undated

box 67, 319*

Marioni, Tom, 1969-1980, undated

box 67, folder 20

Metzger, Deena, 1982-1983

box 67, folder 21

Miedzinski, Charles, 1988-1990, undated

box 67, folder 22

Mollett, Michael, 1981-1982

box 312, folder 15

Montano, Linda, 1977, 1983-1984

box 68, folder 1-3

Moore, Frank, 1987-1993, undated

box 68, folder 4

Nodal, Adolfo V., 1986

box 68, folder 5

O'Day, Joan, 1989, undated

box 68, folder 6

O'Hara, Morgan, 1981-1984, undated

box 68, folder 7

Ono, Yoko, 1993, undated

box 68, folder 8

Orr, Jill, undated

box 68, folder 9

Paley, Laurel, 1989

box 68, folder 10

Pinkel, Sheila, 1982, undated

box 68, folder 11-12

Rahmani, Aviva, 1978-1991, undated

box 68, folder 13

Rainer, Yvonne, 1971-1975, 2004, undated

box 69, 312

Rosenthal, Rachel, 1977-1994, undated

box 69, folder 2

Rosler, Martha, 1977, undated

box 69, 312

Rymland, Liz, undated

box 69, folder 4

Sapien, Darryl, 1975, undated

box 69, folder 5

Schneemann, Carolee, 1988-1990, 1996, undated

box 69, folder 6

Sheldrake, Rupert, undated

box 69, folder 7

Sherk, Bonnie, 1976, undated

box 69, folder 8

Sinsheimer, Robert, 1967-1970, 1999, undated

box 69, folder 9

Sprinkle, Annie, 1983-1984, 1990-1993, undated

box 69, folder 10

Talisman, Fred, 1987, undated

box 69, folder 11

Tivey, Hap, 1974

box 69, folder 12

Vaughan, Rachel, 1975

box 69, folder 13

Wayne, June, 1971, undated

box 69, 310

White, John, 1974-1977, 1990, undated

box 69, folder 15

Wilke, Hannah, 1989

box 69, 319*

Wilson, Martha, 1974-1977, undated

box 70, folder 1

Body art, 1971-1975, 1985-1993, undated

box 70, 319*

European performance artists, 1972, 1978-1986, undated

box 70, 312, folder 3

Fluxus, 1981, undated

box 70, folder 4

Landscape art, 1977-1980, 1992, undated

 

Men, 1973-1993, 2000, undated

box 70, folder 5

New York, 1974, 1980, 1986-1988, undated

box 70, 319*, 338

West Coast, 1973-1993, 2000, undated

 

Women, 1976-1982, 1988-1989, undated

box 70, folder 8

General, 1981, undated

 

East Coast, 1976, 1982, 1988-1989, undated

box 70, folder 9

Papers

flatfile 7**

Flatfile

box 70, 319*

West Coast, 1973-1989, undated

 

Miscellaneous, 1967-2012, undated

box 71, 319*, 338

Papers

flatfile 7**

Flatfile

 

Series IV.B. Press clippings, 1960-2012, undated

Physical Description: 1.67 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes a collection of press clippings of articles about Smith and her work, and of articles written by the artist for magazines, newspapers and catalogs. Also some unpublished articles are to be found, together with some interviews conducted by Smith.

Arrangement

Divided into two parts, both arranged chronologically: articles about Smith, and articles written by her.
 

Articles about Smith, 1969-2012

box 71, folder 4-6

1969-1973

box 71-72

1974-1996

box 72, folder 3-7

1977-1985

box 73, folder 1-6

1986-2012

 

Articles by Smith, 1960-1965, 1971-1993, undated

box 73, folder 7

Artforum, 1960-1964, undated

box 74, folder 1

Pasadena Art Museum, 1962-1965, undated

box 74, folder 2

About Walter Hopps, 1964

box 74, folder 3

Unfinished articles, 1971-1977, undated

box 74, 319*

Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art , 1972-1979, undated

box 74, folder 5

Womanspace, 1973, undated

box 74, folder 6

Vision, Der Löwe , 1973-1975, undated

box 74, folder 7

Artweek, 1973-1982, undated

box 74, 338

General, 1973-1982, undated

box 74, folder 8

Public Spirit, 1980-1981, undated

box 74, folder 9

Anonymous Was a Woman, 1974-1975, undated

box 74, folder 10

Vogue View, 1975

 

High Performance, 1977-1979, undated

box 74, folder 11

General, 1979

box 74, folder 12

Reprint, 1977-1978, undated

box 75, folder 1

The Drama Review, 1978-1985, undated

box 75, folder 2

Dreamworks, 1980, undated

 

Interviews, 1984-1985, undated

box 75, folder 3

Fried, Howard,

box 75, folder 4

Marioni, Tom,

box 75, folder 5

Allan Kaprow catalog, Museum am Ostwall Dortmund, 1986, undated

box 75, 338

Harmonic Convergence, 1986-1987, undated

box 75, 319*, 338

Precedings: Art as Participation 1958-1988 , 1988, undated

box 75, folder 8

The Act, 1990, undated

box 75, folder 9

The Cherotic Revolutionary, 1993, undated

box 75, folder 10

Ballona Blues, 1996

 

Series IV.C. Research files, 1949-2004, undated

Physical Description: 2.09 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes for the most part press clippings and notes about topics as various as astrology, environment, meditation, and sexuality. Most of them can clearly be linked to interests and topics Barbara T. Smith has been exploring for decades both in her artistic practice and in her private life.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
box 76, folder 1

AIDS, undated

 

Art, 1949-1980, undated

box 76, folder 2

American, 1953, 1962-1964, undated

box 76, folder 3

Archeology, sculpture, 1952-1953, undated

box 76, folder 4

Byzantine, 1960, undated

box 76, folder 5

Drawings, undated

box 76, folder 6

Dutch, undated

box 76, folder 7

Early modern: realists, romantics, neoclassicists, social protest, undated

box 76, folder 8

English, undated

box 76, folder 9

Flemish, undated

box 76, folder 10

French, 1961, undated

box 76, folder 11

German, 1961, undated

box 76, folder 12

Italian, 1949, undated

box 76, folder 13

Legality and art, 1953, 1962-1967, undated

box 76, folder 14

Modern art: Paris, 1951-1952, 1958, undated

box 76, folder 15

Oriental art, 1957-1962, undated

 

Performance, 1970-1980, undated

box 76, folder 16

Europe, 1970-1980, undated

box 76, folder 17

Life as performance, 1978-1979, undated

box 76, folder 18

Spanish, 1952, undated

box 76, folder 19

Astrology, 1980-1983, undated

box 76, folder 20

Beauty, identity, 1994, undated

box 76, folder 21

Bioneer, 2001, undated

box 76, folder 22

Books and tapes, 1988-1991, undated

box 77, folder 1-2

Brain and mind, 1976-1987, 1993, undated

 

Buddhism, 1988-1994, undated

box 77, folder 3

General, 1988-1994, undated

box 77, folder 4

Tibetan, 1989-1990, undated

box 77, folder 5

Christianity, Gnosticism, 1992, undated

box 77, folder 6

Columbia shuttle, 2003

 

Consciousness, 1953-1963, 1970-1985, 1993-1998, undated

box 77, folder 7

Articles, 1963, 1970, 1977-1985, undated

box 77, folder 8

Books on philosophy and psychology, 1958-1962, undated

box 77, folder 9

Intensive journal, undated

box 77, folder 10

Reading list, 1953, 1975, undated

box 77, folder 11

Religions, 1980, 1993-1998, undated

box 77, folder 12

Ecology, green cohousing, 1984-1989, undated

box 78, folder 1

Environment, 1993-2001, undated

box 78, folder 2

Food, 1977-1978, undated

box 78, folder 3

Gadfly, 1960-1964, undated

box 78, folder 4

Garden, 1988-1999, undated

box 78, folder 5

Geology, undated

box 78, folder 6

Goddess, 1982-1988, undated

box 78, folder 7

History of Los Angeles and Pasadena, 1980, undated

box 78, folder 8

Listening, undated

 

Martial arts, 1990, undated

box 78, folder 9

Papers

flatfile 7**

Flatfile

box 79, folder 1-3

Meditation, 1978-1993, undated

box 79, folder 4

Men, 1993, 1999-2004, undated

 

Native Americans, 1992-1993, undated

box 79, folder 5

Rituals, 1992-1993

box 79, folder 6

Songs, undated

box 79, folder 7

Occult, Daemonic, 1967, undated

 

Performance, Europe, 1979, undated

box 323*, folder 13

Papers, undated

box 291, item D83

Cabin Fever by Rob Riley, 1979

Scope and Content Note

1 audio disc, analog, 45 rpm, stereo; 7 in. Unavailable until reformatted.
box 79, folder 8

Psychedelics, 1963, 1988-1989, 1999, undated

box 79, folder 9

Saxer, Dena, undated

box 79, folder 10

September 11, 2001, 2001

 

Sexuality, 1979-1996, undated

box 79, folder 11

General, 1979, 1985, 1994-1996, undated

box 79, folder 12

Men/Women, 1981-1993, undated

box 80, folder 1

Shamanism, art, sacrifice, 1977, 1990, undated

 

Swiftdeer, 1976, 1986-1988, 1995-1996, undated 1976-1996

box 80, 310

General, 1976, 1986-1988, 1995-1996, undated

box 80, folder 3

Ceremonial alchemy, undated

box 80, folder 4

Voice, dialogue, 1978-1979, undated

box 80, folder 5

Wolf Clan Lodge, 1985-1988, 1996, undated

box 80, folder 6

World women's organizations, 1993-2002, undated

box 80, folder 7

Yoga, 1972-1977, 1987-1993, undated

box 80, folder 8

Miscellaneous, 1968, 1982, 1991, 1998-2001, undated

 

Series IV.D. Teaching and workshop files, 1948, 1957-2003, undated

Physical Description: 4.17 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes documents related to Smith's teaching activities as a docent, professor and workshop leader. All the resources used by Smith to prepare her guided tours as a docent at the Pasadena Art Museum and her classes as a professor in various universities can be found in the teaching files, together with other administrative documents related to teaching appointments and applications, readers and syllabi, and some students' works. Documents containing student grades are sealed due to privacy issues. The teaching files include notes, flyers, receipts, and address lists of participants to the many workshops Smith taught or organized from the 1980s onwards, mostly on yoga, meditation, and performance art.

Arrangement

Teaching resources are arranged alphabetically, whereas the files relating to the teaching positions are organized chronologically, by the first year Smith taught at a given institution. Workshop files are arranged chronologically.
 

Teaching files, 1948, 1957-2003, undated

 

Resources, 1948, 1957-2003, undated

box 81, folder 6

Architecture and sacred geometry, 1978-1989, undated

box 81, folder 7

Art, magic, anthropology, 1967, 1989-1992, 1999

box 81, folder 8

California, 1962-1964

box 81, folder 9

Camera, 1974, 2003, undated

box 81, folder 10

Critical articles, 1975, 1988, undated

box 81, folder 11

Dance, 1983, undated

box 81, folder 12

Ethics and law, 1980, undated

box 81, folder 13

Feminism and art, 1970, 1975, 1981, 1996-1999, undated

box 81, folder 14

Food, 1970, 1976-1980, undated

box 81, 312

Gay and lesbian, 1990-1998, undated

box 82, folder 1

How we see, 1969, undated

box 82, folder 2

Images, 1985, undated

box 82, folder 3

Light/ Space, 1975-1981, undated

box 82, folder 4

McEvilley, Thomas, 1983, undated

box 82, folder 5

Media, 1978-1984, undated

box 82, folder 6

Mosaic, 1957-1961, undated

box 82, folder 7

National Endowment for the Arts, 1987-1990, undated

box 82, folder 8

Painters, 1977, undated

 

Pasadena Art Museum docents,

 

Art history,

box 81, folder 1

General, undated

box 81, folder 2

American art and contemporary artists, 1963, undated

box 81, folder 3

German expressionism, 1963, undated

box 81, folder 4

Precolumbian art, 1962, undated

box 81, folder 5

Art theory, 1959-1963, undated

 

Performance,

box 82, 319*

Articles, 1987, 2002, undated

box 82, folder 10

Criticisms, history, issues, 1970, 1978-1981, undated

box 82, 323*

Performance as social protest, 1979-1981, undated

box 82, folder 12

Plastic, undated

box 82, folder 13

Postmodernism, 1987, 1989

 

Prints,

box 83, folder 1-1a

General, 1963-1966, 1980-1982, undated

box 83, folder 2

Silk screening, undated

box 83, folder 3-4

Science and art, 1948, 1967-1970, 1979-1990, undated

box 83, 319*

Sound, 1984, undated

box 83, folder 6

Spiritual in art, 1979-1980, 1986-1991, undated

box 83, folder 7

Surrealism, 1963-1966, undated

box 83, 312

Video, 1973-1984, undated

box 83, folder 9

Xerox, 1972-1979, undated

box 83, folder 10

Miscellaneous, 1988, undated

 

Teaching jobs, 1967-2000, undated

 

University of California, Irvine, 1972, 1981

box 83, folder 11

1972

box 83, folder 12

1981

 

Johnston College, University of Redlands, 1967, 1975-1980, undated

 

Barbara T. Smith classes, 1975-1978, undated

box 83, folder 13

Critical Issues, undated

box 83, folder 14

Drawing, undated

box 84, folder 1

Independent Studies, 1975-1977

box 84, folder 2

L.A. Currency, 1977-1978, undated

box 84, folder 3

Making Books, 1976, undated

box 84, folder 4

Painting, 1976, undated

box 84, folder 5

Performance, 1976, undated

box 84, folder 6

Readings in Art, Exploring Human Sexuality, 1976-1977, undated

box 84, folder 7

Budget and receipts, 1975-1977, undated

box 84, folder 8

Correspondence, 1969-1979, undated

box 84, folder 9

External M.A. program, 1976-1977, undated

box 84, folder 10

M.A. committee, 1975-1977, undated

box 85, folder 1

Shafer, Gay, 1976-1980, undated

box 85, folder 2

Miscellaneous, 1980, undated

 

University of California, San Diego, 1977-1978, 1986, 1993

box 85, 338

1977-1978

box 85, folder 4

1986

box 85, 338

1993

box 85, folder 8

San Francisco Art Institute, 1978-1979, undated

 

University of California, Los Angeles, 1979-1980, undated

box 86, folder 1

Spring quarter, 1979, undated

box 86, folder 2

Fall quarter, 1979, undated

box 86, folder 3

Winter quarter, 1979-1980, undated

box 1980, folder 4

Spring quarter, 1980, undated

box 86, folder 5

Chapman College, 1983, undated

 

Otis College of Art and Design, 1989, undated

box 86, folder 6

1987

box 86, folder 7-9

1996

Scope and Content Note

Due to privacy issues, some documents have been removed. Originals are SEALED until 2071 in Box 64.
box 87, folder 1

1997

 

Illinois State University, 1989

box 87, folder 2

Spring quarter

box 87, folder 3

Fall quarter

box 87, folder 4-5

Ohio State University, 1990, undated

box 87, folder 6

John F. Kennedy University, 1991-1992, undated

box 87, 319*, 338

Academy of Art University, 1998, 2000, undated

Scope and Content Note

Smith served as graduate directed study advisor for Iren Jensen.
 

Applications 1988-1994, undated

box 87, folder 9

San Francisco State University, 1989, undated

box 88, folder 1

University of Arizona, 1989, undated

box 88, folder 2

University of California, Los Angeles, 1991

box 88, folder 3

Pitzer College, 1992-1993, undated

box 88, folder 4

California Institute of the Arts, 1994, undated

box 88, folder 5

Otis College of Art and Design, undated

box 88, folder 6

Miscellaneous, 1988-1989, undated

box 88-89

Readers, 1993, undated

box 89, folder 2

Reading lists, 1975-1976, 1996, undated

box 89, 310

Students' work, class project, 1975, undated

box 89, folder 4

Syllabi, 1991-1993, undated

box 89, folder 5

Teaching statements, 1976-1977, 1984, undated

box 330**

Teaching charts, undated

 

Workshop files, 1972, 1981-2001, undated

box 89, folder 6

Workshop ideas, 1972, 1982-1988, undated

box 89, 312, 334

Performance class at Rachel Rosenthal's workshop, 1981, undated

box 89, folder 8

Spirituality/Sexuality, 1982, undated

box 89, folder 9

1983,

box 89, folder 10

The Self Center, 1983-1988, undated

box 89, folder 11-11b

The Perpetual Performance, 1984, undated

box 89, folder 12

Movement and Performance Art, 1984-1985, undated

box 90, folder 1

Jump, 1986

box 90, folder 2

Art/Life, 1986-1987, undated

box 90, folder 3

Geo-Survival, 1989, undated

box 90, folder 4

Spirituality in Art, 1989, undated

box 90, folder 5

Humboldt State University, 1993

box 90, folder 6

The Mind/Body Vehicle, 1994

box 90, 338

An Art/Work Retreat, 1995

box 90, folder 8

Waring, Cynthia and Wray, Clyde, 1996, undated

box 90, 334

1996,

box 90, folder 10

Highways, 2000-2001, undated

box 90, folder 11

6 Weeks, undated

box 90, folder 12

7 Sessions, undated

box 90, folder 13

All Right Everybody, Jump!, undated

box 90, folder 14

Art as a Journey, undated

box 90, folder 15

Movement class, undated

box 329**

Storytelling workshop held by Barbara T. Smith, undated

box 90, folder 16

Yoga workshop, undated

 

Series IV.E. Miscellaneous, 1951-2011, undated

Physical Description: 5.3 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes files that were originally kept together, and includes documents such as appointment books, cash and artwork sale records, receipts, resumes, together with files related to Smith's activities in local art institutions such as the 18th Street Arts Complex and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica and the Los Angeles Poverty Department.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
 

18th Street Arts Complex, 1994-1995, undated

 

General, 1994-1995, undated

box 90, folder 17

Papers, 1994-1995

box 352, item DVD37

1 videodisc (DVD): digital; 4 3/4 in., undated

Scope and Content Note

Labeled "The new gallery." Unavailable until reformatted.
box 90, folder 18

Archive project, 1995, undated

box 90-92

Address lists, 2007, undated

box 92, folder 4

Angel's Flight retreat for the International Buddhist Meditation Center, 1979-1981, undated

 

Appointment books, 2004-2011, undated

box 92, 338

2004-2008

box 93, folder 1-4

2009-2011, undated,

box 93, folder 5

Archive [?], 1980-1986, undated

box 93, folder 6

Art donated to auctions, 1987, undated

box 93, folder 7

Art papers, Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.), 1951-1953,

box 93, folder 8

Artist conference, Ski Hi Ranch, 1979, undated

box 93, folder 9

Artist residencies, 1980, 1986-1995, 2002-2003, undated

box 94, folder 1

Attemps to sell and show artworks, 1969, 1979, undated

box 94, folder 2-3

Books, 1977-1981, undated

box 94, 338

Bureaucracy, 1972-1978, 1984-1985, undated

box 94, folder 5

Cash records, 1988-1989, undated

 

Catalogs, 1963-1978, 1985, 2003, 2010, undated

box 94, folder 6

Papers

flatfile 7**

Flatfile

box 94, folder 7

Dialogue with Allan Kaprow, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes for an article.
box 94, folder 8

Employment, 1971-1975, undated

 

Equipment, 1962, 1969-1992, undated

box 94-95

General, 1962, 1969-1970, 1976-1980, 1986-1987, undated

box 95, folder 3

Manuals and warranties, 1991-1992, undated

box 95, folder 4

Photography, undated

box 95, folder 5

Super 8, 1976-1979, undated

box 95, folder 6-8

Video, 1975-1981, undated

box 95-96

Europe, 1980-1983, undated

 

Correspondence, 1969-1982, 2000-2007, undated

box 96, 310

Exhibitions and grants, 1969-1982, 2000-2007, undated

box 96, folder 3

Fund raising, 1970, undated

box 96, folder 4

Feminist publications, 1980

box 96, folder 5

Grandview Gallery, 1973-1975, undated

box 96, folder 6-7

Grant applications, 1974-2000, undated

box 97, folder 1-3

Highways Performance Space, 2008-2010, undated

box 97, folder 4

Letters of recommendation for Barbara T. Smith, 1991, 1997, undated

box 97, 310

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) auction, 1980-1981, undated

box 97, folder 6-7

Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), 2002-2011, undated

box 97-98, 338

Mythseeker, 1988-2006, undated

 

Papers, 1988-2006, undated

box 288, item D82

1 videodisc: digital: 4 3/4 in., 2003

Scope and Content Note

Labeled: Open w / Internet browser / [?] Mythseeker Demo 10/11/03. Unavailable until refromatted.
box 330**-331**

Old Lady Clothes, approximately 1980-1988

Scope and Content Note

Between approximately 1980 and 1988, Smith worked on the idea of designing casual and comfortable clothes for middle aged women that would fit their bodies and life styles. The enterprise was meant to be called Old Ladies Clothes. Boxes 330** and 331** include undated life-size body outlines of Smith, Rachel Rosenthal, and Sacha Stuart, realized in order to get realistic body shapes for this project.
box 98, folder 4

PhD, further studies, 1987-1993, undated

box 99, folder 1

Receipts, 1977-1978, undated

 

Résumés, 1977-1980, undated

box 99, folder 2

General, undated

box 99, folder 3

Biographical statements, undated

box 99, folder 4

Old résumés, 1977-1980, undated

box 99, folder 5

Tamarind lithography workshop, 1958-1968, undated

box 99, folder 6

Vesta Awards, 1983-1987, undated

 

Video, 1968, 1980-1993, 2007-2008, undated

 

Editing, 1993, undated

box 99, folder 7

General, undated

box 99, folder 8

Fund raising, 1993

 

Logging, 1968, 1980-1990, 2007-2008, undated

box 99, 319*

Anthology tape for the National Endowment for the Arts, 1985, undated

box 99, folder 10

Grant applications, 1988, undated

box 100, 319*

Notes, 1968, 1980-1990, undated

box 100, folder 2

Piece descriptions, undated

box 100, 312

Structure, 2007-2008, undated

box 100, 319*

The Pageant of the Holy Squash , 1988, undated

box 100, folder 5

Voice-over notes, 2007-2008, undated

box 329**

World Festival of Sacred Music, 1999

box 100, folder 6

Writings by Smith about the art process, 1994, undated

box 100, 338

Unidentified, 1987, 2001, undated

 

Series V. Photographs, 1959-2009, undated

Physical Description: 5.51 Linear Feet (60 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series includes thousands of negatives and contact sheets, hundreds of slides and more than 850 vintage prints documenting all aspects of Smith's life: family and personal relations, artistic production, research interests and teaching materials.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in three subseries: Series V.A. Personal, 1963-1990, 2002-2008, undated; Series V.B. Projects, 1960-2009, undated; Series V.C. Topical, 1959-1998, undated.
 

Series V.A. Personal, 1963-1990, 2002-2008, undated

Physical Description: 1.42 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes a collection of personal prints, slides and negatives such as friends' portraits, portraits of Smith, and family pictures. Some portraits of the artist and her family were taken by Jerry McMillan and had been utilized in the Coffin book series.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
 

Friends, 1963-1973, undated

box 108, folder 8-9

Black-and-white photographs,

box 110, folder 1

Color photographs,

box 108, folder 10

Kaprow, Allan, 2008

box 108, folder 11

Nancy Buchanan and Ransom Rideout wedding, approximately 1974

 

Portraits of Barbara T. Smith, 1965-1988, 2002, undated

box 108, 139

McMillan, Jerry, 1965-1966,

 

Miscellaneous, 1966-1988, 2002, undated

box 108, folder 13

Black-and-white photographs,

box 110, folder 2

Color photographs,

 

Slides, 1973-1990

box 144-145

1973-1988,

box 146

1989-1990,

 

Miscellaneous binders, 1968-1989

box 109, folder 1-3

Black-and-white photographs,

box 147-148

Black-and-white and color negatives,

box 110, folder 3-4

Color photographs,

 

Series V.B. Projects, 1960-2009, undated

Physical Description: 3.92 Linear Feet (40 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The largest part of the archive's photographic collection, this subseries includes a vast documentation of all of Smith's artworks and performances, including vintage prints, negatives, contact sheets, slides and transparencies.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
 

Static art, Approximately 1960-2003

box 119-120

Approximately 1960-1971

box 121-122

Approximately 1972-2003

box 110, folder 5

Black glass paintings, 1965

 

Xerox artworks, 1965-1968

box 113, folder 1

Black-and-white negatives, 1965-1968

box 110, folder 6

Color photographs, 1965-1968

box 101, folder 1

Photographs of Smith for Xerox artworks, 1965-1966

Scope and Content Note

Photographs by Bill Ransom.
 

Spinning Door of Ambiguity, 1966

box 113, folder 2

Color transparencies

box 110, folder 7

Color photographs

box 122, folder 2

One Minute, 1968

box 101, folder 2

Theatre piece workshop, 1968

 

Brookside Park, 1969 April 6

box 113, folder 5

Black-and-white transparency and color negatives

box 110, folder 9

Color photographs

 

Ritual Meal, 1969 May 17

box 101, folder 3-4

Black-and-white photographs

box 113, folder 3

Black-and-white and color transparencies, 16mm film strips

box 110, folder 8

Color photographs

box 122, folder 5

Slides

 

Weightless, 1969 July 18

box 101, folder 9

Black-and-white photographs

box 122, folder 3

Slides

 

The Masked God, 1969 August 2

box 101, folder 5

Black-and-white photographs

box 113, folder 4

Black-and-white negatives

box 122, folder 4

Slides

 

Faces, 1969 October 29

box 113, folder 6

Black-and-white transparencies and 16mm film strips

box 122, folder 6

Slides

box 122, folder 8

Fire Rings, 1969 December 13

 

Mass Meal, 1969 December 28

box 101, folder 7

Black-and-white photographs

box 122, folder 7

Slides

box 101, folder 6

James Lee Byars, The Mile-Long Hat, University of California, Los Angeles, 1969

box 101, folder 8

Performance by Rafael Montanez Ortiz, 1969

 

Trunk, 1969-1972

box 101, folder 10

Black-and-white photographs

box 110, folder 10

Color photographs

 

Plots, 1970 January 10 to 18

box 113, folder 8

Black-and-white photographs and transparencies

box 122, folder 9

Slides

 

Scratch, 1970 April 3

box 101, folder 12

Black-and-white photographs

box 122, folder 11

Slides

box 113, folder 7

Hommage to Mark Rothko, 1970 May

box 101, folder 11

Space Sculpture, Experiments in Art and Technology show, 1970

box 122, folder 10

White Meal, 1970

 

How the West Was Won, 1971 April

box 114, folder 1

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies

box 101, folder 14

Black-and-white photographs

 

Lightwatch, 1971 October 29,

box 114, folder 2

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies

box 102, folder 6

Black-and-white photographs

box 122, folder 12

Slides

box 101, folder 13

Group photograph at F Space, 1971

 

Field Piece, 1971-1972

box 101, folder 15

General

 

Cirrus Gallery

box 101, folder 16

Black-and-white photographs

box 113, folder 9

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies

 

F Space

box 113, folder 10-11

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies, color photographs

box 101, folder 17

Black-and-white photographs

 

Guerrilla Capers

box 113, folder 15

Black-and-white negatives

box 101, folder 18-19

Black-and-white photographs

box 123, folder 2

Slides

 

Long Beach

box 113, folder 12

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies

box 101, folder 20

Black-and-white photographs

 

Nude events

box 101, folder 21

Cirrus Gallery and F Space

Scope and Content Note

Photographs by Boris Sojka.
 

Larry Bell's class

box 113,, folder 13

Black-and-white negatives

box 101, folder 22

Black-and-white photographs

box 102, folder 1-3

Prints

 

Studio production, faces

box 113, folder 14

Black-and-white negatives and transparency

box 102, folder 4

Black-and-white photographs

box 102, folder 5

Workers

 

Rope, 1971

box 114, folder 3

Black-and-white negatives

box 102, folder 7

Black-and-white photographs

box 113, folder 16

The Fish Triptych, 1971

 

Celebration of the Holy Squash, 1971-1972

box 114, folder 4

Black-and-white negatives

box 103, 312

Black-and-white photographs

box 122, folder 13

Slides

 

Starbiker, 1971-1972

box 114, folder 5

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies, color photograph, 16mm film strips

box 122, folder 14

Slides

 

Nude Frieze, 1972 February 28 to 29

box 103, folder 2

Black-and-white photograph

box 114, folder 6

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies

box 122, folder 15

Slides

box 123, folder 5

The Bird Flies, 1972 September 27

 

The Way to Be, 1972 October

box 114, folder 7

Black-and-white negatives

box 103, folder 3

Black-and-white photographs

box 123, folder 4

Slides

 

Morning Watch, 1972

box 114, folder 9

Black-and-white negatives

box 103, folder 5

Black-and-white photographs

box 123, folder 3

Slides

 

The Fisherman is the Fish, 1972

box 114, folder 8

Black-and-white negatives

box 103, folder 4

Black-and-white photographs

box 123, folder 1

Slides,

box 123, folder 6

Trajectory, 1972

 

Feed Me, 1973 April 20 to 21

box 103, folder 8

Black-and-white photographs

box 114, folder 11

Black-and-white negatives and transparency

box 123, folder 8

Slides

 

Pure Food, 1973 May

Scope and Content Note

Photographs by Tom Horowitz.
box 114, folder 13

Black-and-white and color negatives

box 103, folder 9

Black-and-white photographs

box 110, folder 11

Color photographs

box 123, folder 9

Slides

box 123, folder 10

Sometimes You Don't Have To Do Anything , 1973 May 7

 

Suspension, 1973 September

box 114, folder 10

Black-and-white negatives

box 103, folder 6

Black-and-white photographs

box 123, folder 7

Slides

 

The Longest Day of Night, 1973 December 21

box 114, folder 12

Black-and-white negatives and transparency

box 103, folder 7

Black-and-white photographs

box 123, folder 11

Slides

 

Intimations of Immortality, 1974 March 6 to 24

box 114, folder 14

Black-and-white negatives

box 103, folder 11

Black-and-white photographs

box 124, folder 1

Slides

 

Scan I, 1974 April 26

box 114, folder 15

Black-and-white negatives

box 103, folder 12

Black-and-white photographs

box 123, folder 13

Slides

 

I Am the Medium, 1974 May 11

box 103, folder 10

Black-and-white photographs

box 114, folder 16

Black-and-white negatives

box 124, folder 4

Slides

 

Crossfire, 1974 June 1

box 104, folder 1

Black-and-white photographs

box 114, folder 18

Black-and-white negatives

box 123, folder 12

Slides

 

Dimensions, 1974 August 17

box 114, folder 17

Black-and-white negatives

box 103, folder 13

Black-and-white photographs

box 123, folder 14

Slides

 

Full Jar Empty Jar, 1974 November 21

box 103, folder 14

Black-and-white photographs

box 114, folder 19

Black-and-white negatives

box 124, folder 3

Slides

 

To Draw Together, 1974 December 8

box 103, folder 15

Black-and-white photographs

box 115, folder 1

Black-and-white negatives

box 124, folder 2

Slides

 

Kiss a Spot Forbidden, 1974-1975?

box 104, folder 2

Black-and-white photographs

box 115, folder 2

Black-and-white negatives

box 124, folder 5

Slides

 

New Dimensions in Science, 1975 January to March

box 115, folder 8

Black-and-white negatives

box 104, folder 9

Black-and-white photographs

 

What Do Dogs Say When They Bark? , 1975 March 27

box 115, folder 3

Black-and-white negatives

box 124, folder 10

Slides

 

Outside Chance, 1975 March

box 115, folder 4

Black-and-white negatives

box 104, folder 3-4

Black-and-white photographs

box 124, folder 6

Slides

 

I Am Not Lost but Hidden, 1975 November 1

box 115, folder 5

Black-and-white negatives

box 104, folder 5

Black-and-white photographs

box 124, folder 9

Slides

 

Buddha Mind, 1975

box 115, folder 7

Black-and-white negatives

box 104, folder 8

Black-and-white photographs

box 124, folder 7

Secrets, 1975

 

A Week in the Life of..., 1975 March to 1976 February

box 115, folder 6

Black-and-white and color photographs

box 104, folder 6-7

Black-and-white photographs

box 124, folder 8

Slides

 

I Am Abandoned, 1976 February 19

box 115, folder 16

Color negatives

box 110, folder 12

Color photographs

box 124, folder 11

Slides

 

The Absent Lover, 1976 May 26

box 115, folder 17

Black-and-white negatives

box 104, folder 13

Black-and-white photographs

 

Cloistered Study, 1976 May

box 115, folder 11

Black-and-white negatives

box 104, folder 11

Black-and-white photographs

 

The Cover Up, 1976 August 10

box 115, folder 12

Black-and-white negatives

box 104, folder 12

Black-and-white photographs

box 110, folder 13

Color photographs

box 124, folder 12

Slides

box 115, folder 9

Hey Big Brother, 1976 November 2

 

Criss Cross Double Cross, 1976

box 115, folder 10

Black-and-white negatives

box 104, folder 10

Black-and-white photographs

box 104, folder 14

The Round Table, 1976

 

Ordinary Life, 1977 January to March

 

Part I,

box 116, folder 1

Black-and-white negatives, color transparencies

box 105, folder 1

Black-and-white photographs

box 124, folder 13

Slides,

 

Part II,

box 116, folder 2

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies, color negatives

box 105, folder 2

Black-and-white photographs

box 124, folder 14

Slides

 

Pucker Painting, 1977 February 3

box 110, folder 14

Color photographs

box 125, folder 2

Slides

box 116, folder 4

With Love from A to B, 1977 February 3

 

Liebestod, 1977 May 9

box 104, folder 16

Black-and-white photographs

box 115, folder 19

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies

box 125, folder 1

Slides

Scope and Content Note

Includes slides of performances by Suzanne Lacy and Leslie Labowitz.
 

Fourgone Conclusions, 1977 August 28

box 104, folder 15

Black-and-white photographs

box 115, folder 18

Black-and-white and color negatives

box 124, folder 15

Slides

box 105, folder 3

The Evidence..., 1977

box 116, folder 3

Vaya con Dios, 1977

box 105, folder 4

Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, 1977-1978?

 

The Vigil, 1978 March 14 to 15

box 116, folder 10

Black-and-white negatives

box 105, folder 5

Black-and-white photographs

box 125, folder 4

Slides

 

An Experiment with Glasses, 1978 April 22

box 105, folder 6

Black-and-white photographs

box 125, folder 3

Slides

 

On Location, 1978 April 27

Scope and Content Note

Photographs by Boris Sojka.
box 116, folder 9

Black-and-white negatives

box 105, folder 10

Black-and-white photographs

box 105, folder 9

It's Either Him or Me; Only Women Bleed, 1978 June 13

box 116, folder 7

Black-and-white negatives

box 105, folder 9

Black-and-white photographs

 

Incorporate, 1978 July 8

box 105, folder 8

Black-and-white photographs

box 116, folder 6

Black-and-white negatives

box 125, folder 5

Slides

 

A Negotiation, 1978 October 28

box 105, folder 7

Black-and-white photographs

box 116, folder 5

Black-and-white negatives

box 125, folder 7

Fish Tale, 1978 November 18

box 125, folder 6

Nada Nada Nada, 1978 December 5

 

To the People of Russia, 1978

box 116, folder 8

Black-and-white negatives

box 105, folder 11

Black-and-white photographs

 

Cat calendar, 1979

box 116, folder 11

Black-and-white negatives

box 105, folder 12

Black-and-white photographs

 

Watching Her Go, 1979 April 8

box 116, folder 13

Black-and-white and color negatives

box 105, folder 14

Black-and-white photographs

box 125, folder 8

Slides

 

Just Passing, 1979 October 1

box 116, folder 12

Black-and-white and color negatives

box 105, folder 13

Black-and-white photographs

box 110, folder 15

Color photographs

box 125, folder 9

Slides

 

The Perpetual Napkin, 1980 May 10

box 116, folder 16

Black-and-white and color negatives, black-and-white and color transparencies, Polaroids

box 105, folder 19-20

Black-and-white photographs

box 110, folder 16

Color photographs

box 126, folder 1

Slides

 

Piercing the Corporate Veil, 1980 October 3

box 116, folder 17

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies

box 105, folder 18

Black-and-white photographs

box 126, folder 2

Slides

 

Light Wait, 1980 October 22,

box 105, folder 17

Black-and-white photographs

box 116, folder 15

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies

box 125, folder 13

Slides

 

Public Spirit, 1980 October

box 116, folder 18

Black-and-white negatives, black-and-white and color transparencies

box 105, folder 15

Black-and-white photographs

box 125, folder 12

Slides

 

Hunger strike, 1980

box 116, folder 14

Black-and-white and color negatives

box 105, folder 16

Black-and-white photographs

box 125, folder 10

Slides

box 125, folder 11

Visual Fundamentals, 1980

 

Birthdaze, 1981 July 17

box 117, folder 1

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies, slides

box 105, folder 21-22

Black-and-white photographs

box 110, folder 17

Color photographs

 

Breaking Barriers, 1981 October 10

box 117, folder 2

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies

box 105, folder 23

Black-and-white photographs

box 127, folder 2

Slides

 

Luck Be a Lady, 1981 November 21

box 106, folder 1

Black-and-white photographs

box 127, folder 1

Slides

 

Mother/Me, 1982 February 13

box 117, folder 6

Black-and-white negatives

box 106, folder 7

Black-and-white photographs

box 111, folder 2

Color photographs

box 127, folder 3

Slides

 

Alien Ambassador, 1982 May 23

box 117, folder 4-5

Black-and-white and color negatives, black-and-white transparency

box 106, folder 3-6

Black-and-white photographs

box 111, folder 1

Color photographs

box 127, folder 4

Slides

 

1000 Small Fires, 1982 August 6 to 8

box 117, folder 3

Black-and-white negatives

box 106, folder 2

Black-and-white photographs

box 127, folder 5

Slides

box 128, folder 1

What if Later Savage, 1982 August 13

 

One Mind, 1982 December

box 111, folder 3

Color photographs

box 127, folder 6

Slides

 

So What's That About?, 1983 February 19

box 117, folder 9

Black-and-white and color negatives

box 106, folder 11

Black-and-white photographs

box 111, folder 4

Color photographs

box 127, folder 7

Slides

 

Conjuring the Crone, 1983 March 19

box 117, folder 7

Black-and-white negatives, color transparency

box 106, folder 8

Black-and-white photographs

box 127, folder 8

Slides

box 128, folder 2

Vera & Victoria, 1983 October 1

 

Shatterhouse, 1983 October 29

box 117, folder 8

Black-and-white negatives

box 106, folder 10

Black-and-white photographs

 

Food, 1983 December 17

box 106, folder 9

Black-and-white photographs

box 128, folder 3

Slides

 

Capp Street project, 1984 October to December

 

Council of Neighbors, 1984

box 118, folder 1

Black-and-white negatives

box 106, folder 13

Black-and-white photographs

box 128, folder 6

Slides

 

Template, 1984

box 118, folder 2

Color nagatives, photographs and transparency

box 128, folder 7

Slides

 

Tree, 1984

box 107, folder 1

Black-and-white photographs

box 118, folder 3

Color transparencies

box 128, folder 5

Slides

 

Talking a Blue Streak Polyphonies , 1984 November

box 106, folder 12

Black-and-white photographs

box 128, folder 8

Slides

box 128, folder 4

Fire ritual for Mike Cummings, 1984

 

Council of Elders, 1985 February

box 118, folder 5

Black-and-white negatives

box 129, folder 2

Rainbow Bleed, 1985 May 30

box 129, folder 1

The Giveaway, 1985 June 1

 

Autumnal Equinox, 1985 September 21

box 107, folder 2

Black-and-white photographs

box 118, folder 4

Color negatives and photographs

box 129, folder 3

Slides

box 128, folder 9

Solstice, 1985

 

Hunab-Ku, 1986

box 118, folder 6

Black-and-white negatives

box 107, folder 3

Black-and-white photographs

box 111, folder 5

Color photographs

 

Sheer Cliffs, Natural Bridges, 1986

box 118, folder 8

Black-and-white and color negatives, color photographs

box 107, folder 5

Black-and-white photographs

box 129, folder 4

Slides

 

La Comida del Arte, 1986-1987

 

General,

box 107, folder 4

Black-and-white photographs

box 118, folder 7

Black-and-white and color negatives, color photographs, black-and-white transparencies

box 129, folder 6

Slides

box 129, folder 5

The Cauldron,

 

Radial Landspeak, 1988 April 6 to 24

box 118, folder 9

Black-and-white negatives

box 107, folder 6

Black-and-white photographs

box 129, folder 7

Slides

 

Pageant of the Holy Squash, 1988 December 15 to 24

box 118, folder 11

Black-and-white and color negatives, black-and-white transparencies

box 107, folder 8

Black-and-white photographs

box 111, folder 7

Color photographs

box 130, folder 2

Slides

box 130, folder 1

Seed Readings, 1988

 

Ground Zero, 1989 April 7 to May 6

box 107, folder 7

Black-and-white photographs

box 118, folder 10

Black-and-white and color negatives

box 111, folder 6

Color photographs

box 131, folder 1

Slides

box 131, folder 3

Art Barbie, 1989

box 131, folder 2

Seed, 1989

box 131, folder 4

Communications Practicum 101, 1990 May 18

 

Out of the River, She, 1990 September 8 to 9

box 111, folder 8

Color photographs

box 118, folder 12

Color transparency

box 131-132

Slides

box 132, folder 3

Banner Guerilla, 1991

 

The 21st Century Odyssey, 1989-1999, undated

 

Biosphere 2, 1989-1990

box 132, folder 2

General, 1989-1990

box 132, folder 5

Closure, 1991

 

Preparation, 1990-1991

box 119, folder 1

Black-and-white and color negatives

box 107, folder 9

Black-and-white photographs

box 111, folder 9

Color photographs

 

India and Nepal, 1992 February,

box 119, folder 2

Black-and-white and color negatives, color photographs

box 107, folder 10

Black-and-white photographs

box 133-134

Slides

box 135, folder 1

Thailand, 1992

box 135, folder 2

Australia, 1992

 

In between travels, 1992

box 119, folder 3

Black-and-white and color negatives

box 111, folder 10

Color photographs

 

Performances, 1992-1994

box 136-137

1992 June to 1993 March

box 137-138

1993 March to May

box 138, folder 2

1993 June to September

box 111, folder 12

1994

 

Europe, 1993

box 119, folder 4

Black-and-white and color negatives

box 107, folder 11

Black-and-white photographs

 

Tales of the Odyssey, 1996

box 139

Negatives

box 138, folder 3

Slides

 

Post travels, undated

box 119, folder 5

Color negatives

box 111, folder 11

Color photographs

 

Miscellaneous, 1993, 1999

box 107, folder 12

Black-and-white photographs

box 134, folder 4

Slides

 

Who We Are? Where Do We Come From? We Are We Going? , 1994 May 14 to June 26

box 119, folder 7

Black-and-white negatives

box 107, folder 13

Black-and-white photographs

box 112, folder 2

Color photographs

 

The Shroud, 1994

box 119, folder 6

Black-and-white and color negatives

box 112, folder 1

Color photographs

box 112, folder 3

Miscellaneous static artworks, 1996-2002

 

The Audience, 1998 February 12

box 108, folder 1

Black-and-white photographs

box 140, folder 1

Slides

box 140, folder 2

Into the Red, 1998

box 112, folder 4

Blue Shards, 1999 January 9 to 23

 

To See Again, 1999 January 11 to February 27

box 108, folder 3

Black-and-white photographs

box 112, folder 7

Color photographs

 

L.A. Woman, 1999 February 11

box 119, folder 8

Black-and-white negatives

box 108, folder 2

Black-and-white photographs

 

The Witness, 1999 April 2

box 112, folder 6

Color photographs

box 140, folder 3

Slides

 

Spirit Guide, 1999 June 18 to 20

box 112, folder 5

Color photographs

box 141, folder 1

Slides

 

The Runaway, 2001 March 17

box 108, folder 4

Black-and-white photographs

box 141, folder 2

Slides

 

Am I Blue?, 2001 June 2

box 112, 119

Color photographs

box 141, folder 3

Slides

 

Listen, 2001 July 13

box 119, folder 11

Color negatives

box 112, folder 8

Color photographs

box 141, folder 4

Slides

 

Kaleidoscope, 2001 October 20

box 119, folder 10

Color negatives

box 112, folder 10

Color photographs

box 141, folder 5

Slides

 

Making Books, 2003 June 21

box 119, folder 12

Black-and-white and color negatives

box 112, folder 11

Color photographs

box 141, folder 6

Slides

box 108, folder 5

The 21st Century Odyssey Part II: The Performances of Barbara T. Smith , 2005 January 22 to April 10

 

A Meditation on Time, 2005-2009

box 108, folder 6

Black-and-white photographs

box 119, folder 13

Color negatives

box 112, folder 12

Terma, 2007

 

Slide sets used in performances, undated

box 142-143

Alien Ambassador and Hold Your Mud, L.A., undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes three sets of slides used in both the performances.
box 142, folder 1

Unidentified [ Sheer Cliffs, Natural Bridges ?], undated

 

Series V.C. Topical, 1959-1998, undated

Physical Description: 0.17 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes mostly slides. Some of them were produced by the artist and filed by topic, most likely to be utilized in performances and other projects, while some are commercially available images. Also some slides related to trips can be found, together with slides of images of various artists' work Smith used in her classes.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
 

Animals, undated

box 108, folder 7

Black-and-white photographs, undated

box 149, folder 1

Slides, undated

box 149, folder 2

Art image [?], 1980-1982, undated

 

Artists, 1965-1998, undated

Scope and Content Note

Slides were used as teaching resources.
 

General, 1965-1992, undated

box 109, folder 5

Papers, 1968, 1981-1991, undated

box 149, folder 3

Slides, 1965-1992, undated

box 149, folder 4

Painters and sculptors, 1965-1981, undated

box 150-151

Performance artists, 1960-1998, undated

box 151, folder 2

Car window, night driving, 1981, undated

box 151, folder 3

Churches, undated

box 152, folder 1

City, 1975, 1982, 1989-1995, undated

box 152, folder 2

Clouds, angry sea, water, 1984-1989, undated

box 152, folder 3

Clown, weirds, 1982-1984, undated

box 153, folder 1

Creation, undated

box 153, folder 2

Crystals, 1982, undated

box 153, folder 3

Decay, 1978, undated

box 153, folder 4

Desert roads, 1984, undated

box 153, folder 5

documenta 7, 1982

box 153, folder 6

Doorways, 1988, undated

box 153, folder 7

Dorland 1982, 1982, undated

box 153-154

Europe, 1980-1982, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes portrais of Herbert Distel, Simone Forti, images of documenta 7 and Art Basel.
box 154, folder 2

Field flowers, farm [?], fall leaves, 1981, 1987-1988, undated

box 154, folder 3

Fire engines, undated

box 155, folder 1

Flowers, 1978-1982, 1990-1994, undated

box 155, folder 2

Fountains and pools, 1989, undated

 

Galaxies, 1959-1965, undated

box 109, folder 4

Papers, undated

box 155, folder 3

Slides, 1959-1965, undated

box 155, folder 4

Gym, undated

box 155, folder 5

Landscape, 1982-1987, undated

box 155, folder 6

Light, 1980-1985, undated

box 155, folder 7

Markets, 1980-1982, 1988-1990, undated

box 155, folder 8

McDonald's Halloween, 1989

box 156, folder 1

Meals, cooked meals, eating places, Philippe's, 1980-1983, undated

box 156, folder 2

New Orleans, 1980

box 156, folder 3

Night driving, 1973, 1980, undated

box 156, folder 4

Ocean, 1982-1983, undated

box 156, folder 5

Protests, 1989

box 156, folder 6

Protuberances, 1982-1989, undated

box 156, folder 7

River, 1981, 1990, undated

box 157, folder 1

Roads, 1982-1984, 1990-1994, undated

box 157, folder 2

Sacred images, 1972, 1980, 1989, undated

box 157, folder 3

Skyscapes, 1980-1984, undated

box 157, folder 4

Snow, 1978-1984, 1993-1995, undated

box 112, folder 13

Space, undated

box 157, folder 5

Stores, 1980-1984, undated

box 158, folder 1

Street mural art, 1989, undated

box 158, folder 2

Sundance, 1985

box 158, folder 3

Tattoo, 1983

box 158, folder 4

Titles, 1978-1981, undated

box 158, folder 5

Trees, 1982-1990, undated

box 158, folder 6

Volcanos, undated

box 159, folder 1

War and atomic bomb, undated

box 159, folder 2

Windows, 1972-1990, 1998, undated

 

Untitled, 1984, 1990-1994, undated

box 159, folder 3

[Planets], undated

box 159, folder 4

[Utah], 1984, 1990-1994, undated

box 159, folder 5

[Water], 1984, undated

 

Series VI. Audiovisual materials, 1927, 1935-1941, 1967-2011, undated

Physical Description: 65.95 Linear Feet (100 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series, which constitutes the largest part of the archive, includes 37 videodiscs, 84 computer discs, 91 film reels, 95 audiotape reels, 460 audiocassettes, and 596 videocassettes. It comprises a miscellaneous array of personal recordings, together with documentation of all of Smith's performances, actions, video works, and lectures. The majority of the film reels and video tapes had been reformatted and copied by Smith over the years, thus very often the same tape is present in different formats. Audio visual material in this series is unavailable until reformatted.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in three subseries: Series VI.A. Personal, 1927, 1935-1941, 1967-2007, undated; Series VI.B. Projects, 1967-2012, undated; Series VI.C. Papers and original containers, 1927, 1935-1941, 1967-2012, undated.
 

Series VI.A. Personal, 1927, 1935-1941, 1967-2008, undated

Selected digitized audio and video recordings from Series VI.A. Personal available on-site only

Physical Description: 8.77 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes all the audiovisual material which is not directly connected with Smith's professional activities, giving insight into the artist's private life. Family films realized by Max Turner, Smith's father, can be found, together with audio recordings of psychic readings. A collection of talks by different life guides and teachers is also present, mostly in the form of audio cassettes, some of which were recorded by Smith in workshops and retreats, while others are commercially available tapes. The subseries comprises also a collection of audio cassette recordings of therapy sessions conducted by Fred Talisman between approximately 1986 and 1989. The large miscellaneous session includes audiovisual recordings of private family moments, parties, conversations, recordings of radio broadcasts and various other sources. All the material in this subseries is unavailable until reformatted.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically, with a large miscellaneous section at the end of the subseries.
 

Family films, 1927, 1935-1941

box 346, item F78

"Honeymoon mom+dad / Short footage at Laguna / Then: mother posing on her wedding day / Then: their honey moon about 1927," approximately 1927,

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; 16 mm, original container and papers in box 347.
box 346, item F82

"Max Turner / 95 N. Marengo Ave. / Pasadena / B.day party 4 yrs old / Backyard home 2245 N. Craig," 1935

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; 16 mm, original container in box 304.
box 346, item F79

"1936 / [?] [Swinging?] going fishing w/ dad Laguna [Gio+B swimming?] Rainbow [? club]," 1936

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; 16 mm, original container and papers in box 304.
box 346, item F80

"Max Turner / 1941 Death Valley + Easter," 1941

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; 16 mm, original container in box 304.
box 346, item F81

"Max Turner / 95 N. Marengo / Pasa / June 1941 Laguna / Sumi, B., Sherley + [?] Broadway, [?] mom/dad," 1941

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; 16 mm, original container in box 304.
 

Psychic readings for Barbara T. Smith, 1981-1996, 2003-2006, undated

box 232, item C255

Burns, Bill, 1981

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Labeled "8/20/81 Bill Burnes, psychic reading [?] section at end w/ Vic H. [Henderson] re: Birthdaze."
box 232, item C252

Dobyns, Zip, 1982

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "2 PM Zip Dobyns 7/8/82 reading my astrological chart."
 

Dwa Khul [Djwhal Khul?], 1986-1988

box 231, item C241

"Barbara DK/TN 8/16/86"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 231, item C242

"Barbara DK+Vywamus/TN 10/2/86"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 232, item C250

"Barbara DK/TN 3/28/88," 1988

 

Giamario, Daniel, 2003-2006, undated

box 231, item C238

"Introduction to: Shamanic Astrology with Daniel Giamario / Listen before your phone session / music by Coltrane & Fripp," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 231, item C243

"Astrology 5-27-03 with Daniel Giamario Tape One," 2003

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 231, item C239

"Astrology 5-27-03 with Daniel Giamario Tape 2," 2003

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 231, item C231

"Daniel Giamario re: Julie, Katie Brice 7/18/03," 2003

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 231, item C244

"Astrology [?] with daniel Giamario 8-8-06," 2006

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
 

Hughes, Michael, 1982-1985, 1991, 1996

Scope and Content Note

6 audiocassettes of 6: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 232, item C254

1982 February,

box 232, item C253

1982 July 9,

box 232, item C248

1983 January 14,

box 231, item C245

1985 August 7,

box 232, item C249

1991 June 21,

box 232, item C251

1996 August 26,

box 232, item C246

Peirce, Penny, 1984 June 25

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 232, item C247

Scolastico, Ron, 1983 July 9

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 232, item C256-C257

Stringer, Geraldine, 1991

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "11-2-91 Metaphysical consultation with Barbara Smith & G. Stringer," papers in box 256, folder 52.
 

Vywamus, 1986

box 231, item C240

"V/TN 10/30/86," 1986

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Additional Vywamus readings in C242.
 

Talks by teachers, 1976-1993, 1999, undated

box 231, item C236

Beckwith, Michael, 1999

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled " Incredible Light of Your Being / Beyond Tradition / Rev Dr Michael Beckwith 12/12/99 / 8:30 AM Service / Agape International Center of Truth."
box 240, item C460

Bradshaw, John, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "Healing the shame John Bradshaw."
 

Capra, Fritjof, undated

box 231, item C229

"Side 3 New thinking, new values / Side 4 Envisioning a sustainable future,"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 231, item C228

"The turning point / Crisis and transformation / Roots of change,"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 292, item C463-C464

"Concept's: Synergy's Personal Growth Tapes / Earth Energy / Earth Power," undated

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, C463 labeled "Side 1 / Side 2," C464 labeled "Side 3 / Side 4," papers in box 256, folder 56.
box 231, item C233-234

Dass, Ram, 1992

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled " Conscious Aging - On the Nature of Change and Facing Death ."
box 231, item C237

Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1976

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "Tape I."
box 240, item C458

Gesshin Myoko, 1984

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "Ven Gesshin Myoko: The Quest for Spirituality 1/22/84 / Music of Asia: Japan, China, Okinawa."
box 292, item C465

[Hanson, Jo?], undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "Meditation - Huna / Jo Hanson / A: Meditation for forgiving and being forgiven / B: Pink light technique."
 

Joy, W. Brugh (William Brugh), 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

Loose papers in box 256, folder 54.
 

1977 May 27 to June 2, 1977

box 233, item C320

"1st Session 5/27/77"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 233, item C321

"2nd Session 5/28/77"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 234, item C322

"3rd Session 5/28/77"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 234, item C323

"4th Session 5/29/77"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 234, item C324

"5th Session 5/29/77"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 234, item C325

"Spiral meditation 5/29/77"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 234, item C326

"6th Session 5/30/77"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 234, item C327

"7th Session 5/30/77"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 324, item C238-C330

"8th Session 6/1/77"

Scope and Content Note

3 audiocassettes of 3: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 234, item C331-C332

"9th Session 6/2/77"

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 234-235

"Johnston College Group with Brugh Joy June 18-22, 1978"

Scope and Content Note

12 audiocassettes of 12: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
 

Asilomar, CA, 1980-1984

 

1980-1981

box 235, item C346-C354

"As the Spirit Moves Us"

Scope and Content Note

9 audiocassettes of 9: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 235, item C355-C357

"Music Tape"

Scope and Content Note

3 audiocassettes of 3: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 236, item C359-C373

1983 December 27 to 1984 January 1

Scope and Content Note

15 audiocassettes of 15: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 235, item C358

"Brugh Joy, M.D. May, 1983 New Visions - New Horizons Wellspring Los Angeles Center for the Healing Arts," 1983

box 235, item C345

"Center for the Healing Arts," undated

box 292, item C461-C462

[Kivaiaerox?], undated

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, C461labeled "[Orie?] B: 1/87 / KABL radio," C462 labeled "2A / 2B."
box 231, item C230

McKenna, Terence, 1989

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Labeled "Terence McKenna @ Frost Auditorium 8/89 / State of the Stone '89 KPFK 90.7 FM ? Side B end of talk 1/2 empty,"
box 292, item C469

Ponder, Catherine, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled " Open Your Mind to Prosperity - lesson 1."
 

Pranayama, 1993, undated

box 230, item C182

General, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in.
box 230, item C183-C184

"Pranayama-Faeq Yoga '93," 1993

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in.
 

Reagan, Harley Swiftdeer, 1982-1989

box 231, item C226

"B Meditation: Stepping into the Silence from Swiftdeer '86 / A Talk in my car 4/82 Kovon Dune [?]," 1982-1986

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 232, item C258-C269

"Ceremonial alchemy, June 2 to 4 1989"

Scope and Content Note

12 audiocassettes of 12: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 231, item C227

"Swiftdeer - 5/29/85"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
 

Scolastico, Ron, 1983-1985

box 231, item C235

The Reins of Power / A Ron Scolastico Project / Introduction , 1985

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
 

Universal Guidance through the Spiritual Attunement of Ron Scolastico Ph.D. , 1983

box 236, item C374

Love Relationship No. 1,

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 292, item C472

Healing Emotional Pain No. 2,

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 236, item C375

Prosperity and Wealth No. 4 ,

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
 

Watts, Allan, 1985, undated

box 231, item C224

"Oct '85 / A Inevitable Ecstasy II / v. good / death / pain / sado-masochism / B Divine Madness II / history kinda speedy alert. Talk about [?] crazy sanity W. M. James + [?]," 1985

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 231, item C225

"Brain [?]," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
 

Young, Shinzen, 1991, undated

box 231, item C232

"Easter Sunday 3/31/91 Shinzen: Does God have gender? CMC," 1991

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 232, item C270

Dealing with Fear and anxiety , undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
 

Unidentified, 1986-1987, undated

box 292, item C471

"Misc?? / 11/5/86" 1986

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 292, item C470

"Recounting / Negotiating [heteo?] / Pleasure + discipline / Book / 2/3/87"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
 

Therapy with Fred Talisman, 1986-1989, undated

Scope and Content Note

Loose papers in box 256, folder 55.
box 236, item C376

1986 July 11

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 236, item C377

1986 July 17

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 237, item C378

1986 August 5

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 237, item C379-C380

1986 August 15

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, C379 labeled "Relationship + [?]," C380 illegible.
box 237, item C381

1986 September 2

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "Eval. series + relationship ? Ask ♂ over."
box 237, item C382

1986 September 15

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "About abandonment."
box 237, item C383-C384

1986 December 4

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, both labeled "re: career."
box 237, item C385

1986 December 10

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "Strategy ♂."
box 237, item C386-C387

1987 February 3

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, C386 labeled "Relationship-Roy."
box 237, item C388-C390

1987 April 2

Scope and Content Note

3 audiocassettes of 3: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 237, item C391-C392

1987 April 17

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, both labeled "John+Roy."
box 237, item C393-C394

1987 May 7

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 237, item C395-C397

1987 May 21

Scope and Content Note

3 audiocassettes of 3: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 237-238

1987 June 3

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, both labeled "Roy-change."
box 238, item C400-C402

1987 July 1

Scope and Content Note

3 audiocassettes of 3: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. C400 labeled "Roy+honoring [?]," C401 labeled "Building art consulting [?]," C402 labeled "Creativity consulting."
box 238, item C403

1987 August 5

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 238, item C404-C405

1987 August 26

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 238, item C406-C407

1988 January 8

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, C406 labeled "Being in power / Roy," C407 labeled "Continue: Power."
box 238, item C408

1988 January 19

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "Re: Roy [?] moving in!"
box 238, item C409-C410

1988 April 5

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, C410 labeled "Staying in power set re: Roy."
box 238, item C411

1988 June 8

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 238, item C412

1988 July 8

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "About Roy: work [?] + about sex + love."
box 238, item C413-C414

1988 August 12

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, both labeled "Roy."
box 238, item C415

1988 September 9

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 238, item C416

1989 January 26

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "About NY + about Roy + Ron + [?]."
box 238, item C417

1989 January or February

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled "B. depressed after N.Y. trip."
 

Undated,

box 239, item C434

"[?] 3:15"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 239, item C439

"3/5 inner structure"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 239, item C425

"3/5 Relationship w/men - Roy"

box 239, item C430

"12/4 - Guided fantasy re: book 2 sides / FRED"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 239, item C431

"12/4 Talk about Demons / Dog / Roy. Bowl. FRED"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 239, item C432

"About [?]"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 238, item C418

"Fred [?]"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 239, item C420

"Fred 2/2 about ritual w/ Roy + how to work w/"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 239, item C421

"Fred 2/2 / how to work w/ Roy"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 239, item C423-C424

"Fred 3/2 goals / strategy well formed evaluation strategies"

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 239, item C428-C429

"Fred 11/6 Marsha over extending Roy / Ron"

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, C428 labeled "1A / 1B," C429 labeled "2A."
box 239, item C433

"Fred / Job S.F. - Roy -"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 238, item C419

"Fred Talisman"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 239, item C422

"Fred Talisman - 3rd session"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 239, item C426-C427

"Fred Talisman 6/26"

Scope and Content Note

2 audiocassettes of 2: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, C426 labeled "#1," C427 labeled "#2."
box 240, item C455

"[O.C.?] / + fears Fred" undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 239, item C435-C438

Untitled

Scope and Content Note

4 audiocassettes of 4: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. C435, C436 and C437 labeled "1A /1B," C438 labeled "2A / 2B."
 

Miscellaneous, 1967-2008, undated

 

[Allan Kaprow, Fluids], 1967

box 288, item D45-D46

"Allan Kaprow: Barbara's tape"

Scope and Content Note

2 audio discs of 2: digital; 4 3/4 in., D46 labeled "Part 1 / Stars at site / Bruce gets directions. S. Mon? at ice house woman explains about safety / Bruce explaining ice structure ice beauty, color, kids fun / anon donor / ice leaves off steam - kids - VS NY / 8 sites. Kids wirk tgt. No porpuse "guy talks as expert" / Allan's voice - ice house leaving, chatter / A. talks to Bruce about leaving to stone quarry / Side audio good? Allan talking re: beauty / Bruce telling story/marine / More site sound / 5th one best one / Bruce talking @ Watts / Auggie / About 1 yr in production / Chicago happening / 3 prints in existance / EAT / Info network system / Educational ideas in E.A.T. / Early network system / going to record an [event view?] / media "options" / Likes what I tell my students "This is the scene," D45 labeled "Part 2 / Fluids (Allan Kaprow explains nuts and bolts of the happening Fluids) / Allan describing pc at PAM [Pasadena Art Museum] OK."
box 288, item D47-D48

Allan Kaprow: Fluids

Scope and Content Note

2 audio discs of 2: digital; 4 3/4 in., D48 labeled "Part 1 / 1. B talking at site / Music-radio / B/A talking at site w/ students - how to do it / Kids - "art food" - [Beatles?] Gap Julie? / Then some sort of live music/band [?] synchronized sound / Message to Michael," D47 labeled "Part 2 / B. very didactic, boring talking to her class at Westridge / Fluids - ambient sound PAM [Pasadena Art Museum] Planning meeting for Fluids / Allan talking / Penny Little describes sites / chatter at PAM (Barb. [Benson?] husband re: packing a parachute) / Chatter / Interview at site. Odd [senil?] belligerent guy." Papers in box 256, folder 53.
box 229, item C137

"Apollo Moon shot at mother's apt. Mar. 16/1969 / Interview [?] on Europe Dick, George + mom," 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. Labeled "1".
box 302, item R72

"Moon shot 3/16/1969 / First tape on Uher / The Moon shot Apollo 11 take off July 1969 / Interview mother - about Europe / Dick after my operation + George + Mom / Side 1 + Apollo 11 lift off 1/2 thru blow tape down / Recorded on DAT tape #1," 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 301.
box 229, item C138

"3/16/1969 End Apollo Moon shot / 1969 Julie & Katie w/ Birds," 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. Labeled "2," papers in box 256, folder 47.
 

[Party in Costa Mesa], 1960s

box 229, item C150

"Marcia Hafif's party 1960s (Nancy + B. Rose conv. 16 mins.) / Biker meeting (7 mins) / Party at Barbara's studio Costa Mesa (Jean Milant + Boris 23 mins)"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. Labeled "14".
box 302, item R66

"Party in Costa Mesa (Dicks)"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 301. Labeled "Recorded on DAT tape #14 / This tape recorded added to: Marcia's party 1960s / Bikers' meeting."
box 229, item C151

"Dick's birthday party 8/9/71 (full tape, to be cont'd)," 1971

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. Labeled "15".
 

[Chris Burden, Shoot], 1972

box 229, item C142

"Bruce shoots Chris 1972 (25.21 shot @ 7;41) / Mass Meal 1969 (18.11)"

01: Bruce shoots Chris 1972 (25.21 shot @ 7;41) (digital version available on-site only)
02: Mass Meal 1969 (18.11) (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. Labeled "6". Contents identical to R73.
box 302, item R73

"Chris Burden - Piece at F [Space] / Bruce shoots Chris / 1972 / Recorded on DAT tape #6,"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 303. Contains identical contents to C142, which has been digitized.
box 302, item R69

"Dec. 1973 J. Byrd + Jeff / Stars 2 min / Void 5 min / Comet in stars 2 min / Sounds at Forest Falls April '76 / [?] to end / Recorded on DAT tape #20," 1973

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog, 7 1/2 ips; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 301.
box 230, item C172

"'73-'74 interview of Charles Hill Dewaine Valentine+Greg Card for Fresno show - David Dangelo 15 mins," 1973-1974?

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. Labeled "36".
box 299, item R65

"Interview of Char.[les] Hill w/ Dewaine Valentine + Greg Card for Fresno show David Dangelo / 1973 or 4 / 15 mins. recorded on DAT tape #36," 1973-1974?

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 301.
box 302, item R70

"1974 / 1. F Space - Michael Brewster [screw?] / 2. Cat purr / 3. Chimes / Recorded on DAT tape #20," 1974

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 301.
box 307, item V467

"5/10/78 Marsha Barley voice / Richard Smith + [Jan?] San Francisco / #17," 1978

Scope and Content Note

1 videotape reel; 1/2 in., papers and original case in box 309.
box 307, item V468

"5/10/78 Rick + J - talk at SFAI - w/ Marsha Barley," 1978

Scope and Content Note

1 videotape reel; 1/2 in., papers and original case in box 309.
box 226, item C17

"Memorial for mother (1979 April 8)," 1979

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 249, item V96

"BTS on news re: rape '83," 1983

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in., original paper case in box 254.
box 240, item C441

"A.I.D.S. Hits Home 10/22/86," 1986

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 240, item C459

"Interview strategies 11/5/86," 1986

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 251, item V98

"Art off the Wall 1987," 1987

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in., original paper case in box 254.
box 230, item C192

"Goddess lecture for the Great Goddess show 1988 at Beyond Baroque / NYC street sounds," 1988

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Barbara T. Smith was not one of the speakers.
box 230, item C185

"Rajendra performance at Pacific Asian Museum 1993 ans. questions visiting from Nepal," 1993

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in.
box 230, item C186

"Phone threat by Karen Atkinson 1994," 1994

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in.
box 290, item V238

"12/96 / Class Project, Otis final / Excess/Access," 1996

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (Hi8); 8 mm.
box 263, item V227

"Rick's memorial service Mar 22, 1997 / Camera: Gregg Holmes," 1997

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (Hi8); 8 mm.
box 252, item V110

"SCWCA/WCA Feb 9, 1999 Honor Award Banquet," 1999

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
box 242, item V116

"70th B-day party cam: Mike Jarmon," 2003?

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
box 352, item DVD36

"Feminist art panel / May 2007 / Gallery B25," 2007?

Scope and Content Note

1 videodiscs (DVD): digital; 4 3/4 in., papers in box 256, folder 59a.
box 288, item D40-D40a

"030621 Beyond Baroque Book Auction," undated

Scope and Content Note

2 computer discs of 2 (CD-R): digital; 4 3/4 in., D40 labeled "Photos / PC only," D40a labeled "Slideshow / PC only."
box 230, item C179

"1. Electronic sound 2. Sounds from some party 2:26 / 4. Ambient Neighborhood sounds, birds, dogs, lawnmowers, car airplane kids laughter 16 min," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. Labeled "43".
box 299, item R64

"1. Jean St. Pierre + Barb Auto Club tow truck / Jean St. Pierre - On stars / 3. Computer songs / 4. Joe Byrd - synthesizer / 5. Change chanel Squash pc.," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 301. Labeled "Rerecorded on DAT tape #26."
box 240, item C445

"About people not able to keep promise / Abandonment," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 240, item C442

"About rape - NLP," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 240, item C446

"About relationship," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 240, item C447

"After John [?]," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 239, item C440

"A.I.D.S.," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 229, item C162

"Barbara+Auto Club tow truck 11:00 min / Jean St. Pierre On Stars 7:00 min / Computer songs / Joe Byrd - synthesizer," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. Labeled "26," papers in box 256, folder 48.
box 257, item V134

"Barney Good Morning America prime time," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
box 240, item C448-C450

[Bridge Bach?], undated

Scope and Content Note

3 audiocassettes of 3: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 240, item C451

"Complete guide to home security," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 240, item C452

"[Dr Phillios?] [?] took care," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 240, item C456

"Fit for life [Marily?] - Diamond," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 240, item C457

"Fit for life [?] Summary," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 227, item C55

"For Barbara - Margaret talking," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
 

Undated 8 mm and 16 mm films,

box 341, item F44

13 / Production / Side car race / Reg. speed"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 341, item F45

"14 / Orange County"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 341, item F46

"15 / Time International / Slow motion"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 341, item F47

"16 / Dick works on bike Tower Esses"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 341, item F48

"17 / Beg race riders' meeting Jim morning"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 341, item F49

"18 / Internatl race good"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 342, item F50

"20 / Venice good"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 342, item F51

"3D side car race flag man"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; standard 8 mm.
box 342, item F52

"B+W 1 good gull"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: black and white; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 342, item F53

"? B+W a bldg trees pond person food"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: black and white; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 342, item F54

"Back Bay mostly bad"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 342, item F55

"Backwards"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 342, item F56

"Cars 360° pan side"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 342, item F57

"Dyna Chrome Pits Fuzzy"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 340-341, item F36-F41

F Space opening

F36: Master 1 / 1 point perspective thru hands (digital version available on-site only)
F37: Master 2 / B+W Close up of Peter poor (digital version available on-site only)
F38: Master 3 / Outside door Chris [Burden] [?] F out of focus (digital version available on-site only)
F39: Master 4 / F opening Blk+w Faces etc B takes (digital version available on-site only)
F40: F B=W opening faces (digital version available on-site only)
F41: LOOK at this possibly bad F-Space opening (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

6 films reels of 6; standard 8 mm. F36 labeled "Master 1 / 1 point perspective thru hands;" F37 labeled "Master 2 / B+W Close up of Peter poor;" F38 labeled "Master 3 / Outside door Chris [Burden] [?] F out of focus;" F39 labeled "Master 4 / F opening Blk+w Faces etc B takes;" F40 labeled "F B=W opening faces;" F41 labeled "LOOK at this possibly bad F-Space opening." Original containers in box 344.
box 342, item F58

"Fresno"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 342, item F59

"Julie+Kate+Judy shells in water 1 wave"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 342, item F60

"K. [Katie] typing - Orange County etc. / Light thru cast pc. / Dick in van / Face of Dick / Sleaves / Car on track at end w/ Bike / Broken [should?]"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; standard 8 mm, original container in box 304.
box 342, item F61

"Kate+Judy shells"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; standard 8 mm, original container in box 304.
box 341, item F42

"Master 7 / Shaws Cove - some good shots - birds flying Sun"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; super 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 341, item F43

"Master 8 / Back Bay / Hawk or crow some good"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; standard 8 mm, original container in box 344.
box 346, item F84

"Master 9 / Santa Monica beach walkers from Monica Hotel / 1969 - some good / Copied orig" 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; 16 mm, original container in box 304.
box 346, item F85

"Master 10 / Not very good Laguna Beach" 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; 16 mm, original container in box 351.
box 346, item F86

"Master 11 / Huntington Beach Natl Surfing Contest / Dorries / Crowds on pier few crowd faces shots / orig" 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; 16 mm, original container in box 351.
box 346, item F87

"Master 17 / Birds on water / Gulls flying - Newport / People on sand - pier"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; 16 mm, original container in box 347.
box 343, item F65

"Orange County / Color / Side car"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; super 8 mm.
box 343, item F62

"Shots of Shaws - Walk to birds / film waves / Shows AM / no birds / Main beach / AM / No birds / Wave"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; standard 8 mm, original container in box 304.
box 343, item F63

"Twilight Newport 72 fair / B+W L. Beach," 1972?

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: black and white; standard 8 mm, original container in box 304.
box 343, item F64

"Wasted Pasadena some Back Bay"

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; standard 8 mm, original container in box 304.
box 357

Super 8 outtakes, undated

Scope and Content Note

The box where these outtakes were found originally also contained negatives and contact sheets of photographs of a ship's logbook's blank pages, now in box 159, folder 6.
 

"Clouds II"

 

"Mtn driving"

 

"Railing II"

 

Untitled

 

MiniDV transfers of 8mm and 16mm reels, undated

box 263, item V228

"8 mm reels #1-8 / F Space / B+W close up of Peter / Outside door / B+W facec etc. B takes / F B+W opening faces / Long Beach / Shaws Cove - some good shots - Birds ? Back Bay, Hawk or Crow"

"8 mm reels #1-8 / F Space / B+W close up of Peter..." (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (MiniDV) (24 min. 56 sec.); 1/4 in.
box 263, item V229

"16 mm reels 9-12 / Santa Monica Beach / Walkers - Monica Hotel 1969 / Laguna Beach 1969-1978 / Huntington Beach, National Surfing Contest 1969 / Birds on water, gulls flying / Newport Beach, People on Sand, pier"

"16 mm reels 9-12 / Santa Monica Beach..." digitized version available on-site only

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (MiniDV) (11 min. 55 sec.); 1/4 in.
box 240, item C453

"[KFW?] Earthquake survival," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
box 299, item R61

"Marcias tape from party + 3/4 of race at Orange County," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 301. Labeled "Recorded on DAT tape #14 / 1970."
box 227, item C56

"Mrs. Dorland from Dorland Mtn. Colony. Difficult to understand her. A lot of machine noise - Interview/ goodbye to Daryl Dee Hegdon [?] - Side B some alum rods [?]," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette (10 min.): analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, papers in box 256, folder 35.
box 292, item C466-C468

Neurolinguistics, undated

Scope and Content Note

3 audiocassettes of 3: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, C466 labeled "Neurolinguistic prog. #1 / Unlimited power / 3 steps to personal power," C467 labeled "Neurolinguistics #3 / Gaining mastery of your mind," C468 labeled "Neurolinguistic prog. / #5 + 6 Creating future."
box 306, item V458

"Nov. 8 Garage sale / Yucaipa? / Blank?," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videotape reel; 1/2 in., original case in box 308.
box 291, item V576

"Ohio State [University] / Tree blowing in wind at OSU / Spring flowers, shadows, people walk [?], house I live in. Robin + [Rick's?] etc.," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
box 289, item DVD12

Sign Posts of Dr. Roy Walford, 2008

Scope and Content Note

2 videodiscs of 2 (DVD) (75 min.): digital; 4 3/4 in., papers in box 256, folder 58.
box 230, item C180

"St. Barbara story 15 mins," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. Labeled "44," papers in box 256, folder 51.
box 240, item C454

"The fate of the Earth Sister Miriam Mc Gillis," undated

box 304, item R77

Loose unidentified audiotape reel, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
 

Series VI.B. Projects, 1967-2011, undated

Selected audio and video recordings from Series VI.B. Projects: 1967-2011, undated

Physical Description: 48.57 Linear Feet (70 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains documentation of every performance conducted by Smith, from her first one in 1968 up to 2012, together with some video art pieces. A particularly large section of the subseries is dedicated to the documentation of The 21st Century Odyssey, a two year project (1991-1993) in which Smith travelled to several places in Asia, Australia and Europe, engaging with local artists in the production of performances.
At the end of the subseries, audio visual recordings related to classes, workshops, panels, lectures and discussions with Smith can be found, together with interviews of the artist or conducted by her. A large part of this section consists of audio recordings of dialogues between Smith and Deena Metzger regarding the artist's early career and the yet unrealized Logbook project. A collection of compilations of excerpts from the documentation of different performances has been moved to the end of the subseries.
Included in the subseries are approximately 575 videotapes, 259 audio cassettes, 86 audio reels, 48 film reels, and numerous audio and video discs. All the material in this subseries is unavailable until reformatted.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, with performance documentations and video art pieces at the beginning of the subseries.
 

Performance documentation and video art pieces, 1969-2011, undated

box 226, item C1

One Minute (1968), undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, labeled " One Minute ? 1968, BTS + Dick Marv. + Dea.".
 

Ritual Meal (1969 May 17), 1969, 1996, undated

box 289, item DVD24

1 videodisc (DVD): digital; 4 3/4 in., undated

Scope and Content Note

Labeled "Please return after exhibition! / Exhibition copy."
box 345, item F70-F71

2 film reels of 2: sound; 16 mm, undated

Scope and Content Note

Labeled "Audio for Ritual Meal."
box 357

16 mm outtakes, undated

box 272, item V365

"Barabara [Barbara] Smith / Ritual Meal / Hour 1 / Production audio / Address track - NDF / VITC / Lenght-11:28 / 06/01/96," 1996

"Barabara [Barbara] Smith / Ritual Meal / Hour 1 / Production audio / Address track - NDF / VITC / Lenght-11:28 / 06/01/96" (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (U-matic) (11 min. 28 sec.): sound; 3/4 in.
box 241, item V3

"End Pigeon Catch 1974 / Ritual Meal w/ sound / Ocean footage Nude footage b+w / Several versions of Ritual Meal 1969," undated

"End Pigeon Catch 1974 / Ritual Meal w/ sound / Ocean footage Nude footage b+w / Several versions of Ritual Meal 1969" (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS): sound; 1/2 in. Original paper case in box 246.
box 349, item F69

Outtakes, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: sound; 16 mm.
box 345, item F68

"People in nature, ocean elements," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; 16 mm., papers in box 256, folder 60.
 

[Petrie Mason interview with Malcolm Lubliner], undated

box 229, item C139-C141

3 audiocassettes of 3: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in.

Scope and Content Note

C139 labeled "3, Sound: Joseph Byrd. Stanley & Elyse Grinstein's home. Partial recording by Petrie Mason for KPFK. 1. Ritual Meal 50 + recorded in real time by Petrie Mason (big gaps in sequence) 2. Excerpts: interview of Malcolm Lubliner by Petrie Mason after," C140 labeled "4, 1+2 Excerpts from dinner / 3+4 Petrie Mason interview w/ Malcolm Lubliner," C141 labeled "5, Interview by Petrie Mason of Malcolm Lubliner: Ritual Meal 1969 / Most of tape to end = night heron sounds"
box 293, item R6

"Petrie Mason interview w/ Malcolm Lubliner. Excerpts from dinner May 17, 1969 / Recorded on DAT tape #4 / Ritual Meal / Orig. of Ritual Meal / Master [?] / Sound track Ritual untitled / [?] extra thin tape / DAT #4 / Petrie Mason live tape of Ritual Meal May 17, 1969 caution thin tape"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel (50 min. 2 sec.): analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 295.
box 293, item R5

"Petrie Mason interview with Malcolm Lubliner approx. 5 min. / Recorded on DAT tape #4/#3 / Ritual Meal 1969 1 film 3 slides 1 videotape 2 audio tapes"

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 295.
box 290, item V565

"Pigeon Catch / Ritual Meal / Orig. Footage / 1. Pigeon Catch end only / 2. Ritual Meal edit w/ sound / 3. Ocean / 4. Nude walking / 5. Nude up the hill + down / 6. Talking/dancing / 7. Flowers/water / 8. Indio/Caroll Carl son / 9. Walking talking / All above same as 6 reversed / NOTE: redone at end of PV," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocasette (MiniDV): sound; 1/4 in., labeled "Film Transfer #2."
box 349, item F1

Reduction print, 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: sound; 16 mm, labeled "245'", papers in box 347.
box 241, item V5

"Segment edit for MADE IN CALIFORNIA / RITUAL MEAL, 1969 Barbara Smith / Peter Kirby - Editor MASTER," undated

"Segment edit for MADE IN CALIFORNIA / RITUAL MEAL, 1969 Barbara Smith / Peter Kirby - Editor MASTER" (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS); 1/2 in.
box 241, item V4, V6

"Tape #4 / NTSC DUB / Barbara Smith / Ritual Meal / Hour 01 / Production audio / Window copy - NDF / Lenght - 11:28 / May 1969," 1996

Scope and Content Note

2 videocassette of 2 (VHS) (11 min. 28 sec.): sound; 1/2 in.; V6 is a copy.
box 346, item F74

"Title material," 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: color; 16 mm, labeled "Original / Title material / Ritual Meal May 17 69," original container in box 304.
box 346, item F73

"Waiter in nature / Ritual Meal original 5/17/69 b+w," 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel: black and white; 16 mm, original container in box 347.
 

Faces (1969 October 29), 1969, undated

box 346, item F83

"Film of car + other lights - zoom in of Dick talking for Faces - UCSD Oct 29, 1969," 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel; 16 mm, labeled "Original / Copied to 3/4" video / Careful!," original container in box 347.
 

[Sounds from Orange County race track...],

box 293, item R12

"All n. 1 track / 1 Some sound from Orange County race track - race Nov 22/70 / Recorded on DAT tape #12 / 2 Dick nonsense for Faces / 3 Fire Rings / 4 Synth. sound J. Byrd used in Fisherman mix of sounds / 5 Starbiker sound (Mallory Slate) / [?] and day Julie [?] / Race track / Faces pc. Dick humbling / For Fisherman day 2: Fire Rings - sound / Various synthesizer sounds / Sound on [corten?] steel sculpt S.F. / Synth again - for Fisherman pc." undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 295.
box 229, item C148

"Sounds from Orange County race track race 11/22 approx 4.30 / Dick - nonsense for Faces 1969 (backward tape) 4 / Fire Rings 1969 / Synth sound Joseph Byrd / Star Biker (Mallory+Slate) / Misterious shore birds and water (already on tape?) 1.30 / Star Biker ," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette: digital; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. Labeled "12".
 

Fire Rings (1969 December 13), undated

box 226, item C2

1 audiocassette: analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, undated

box 339, item F14, F15

2 film reels of 2; standard 8 mm, undated

Scope and Content Note

F14 labeled as "Tape #1 original," F15 labeled as "Print / brief good." Original containers in box 344.
box 304, item R78

" Fire Rings #1 / Same as 2 / DAT tape #11," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 303.
box 241, item V7

" Fire Rings 1969 / Footage: Nada, Nada, Nada 1978: walk under fire escape / shadow. Eating alone. Aliso Pier. All b+wh. Walking / Surfing / Pier / Child / Conversation 1978," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS): black and white; 1/2 in.
box 293, item R1

" Fire Rings J. Byrd 1969 / Same as Fire Rings #1 / Recorded on DAT tape #11," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 295.
box 290, item V566

" Fire Rings / Nada Nada Nada," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (MiniDV); 1/4 in., labeled "Film transfer #1."
 

Mass Meal (1969 December 28), 2001, undated

box 226, item C3

1 audiocassette (6 min.): analog; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape, undated

Scope and Content Note

Labeled as "For Audiozine with Joe Byrd", papers in box 256, folder 31.
box 346, item F72

1 film reel; 16 mm, undated

Scope and Content Note

Labeled " Mass Meal - Neg film Billy+Jane Morrman," original container in box 347.
box 293, item R4

8/25/71 / Recorded on DAT tape #6 / Mass Meal recorded at Valentine Studios Joseph Byrd B. Smith 7 1/2," undated

Scope and Content Note

1 audiotape reel: analog; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape, original case in box 295.
box 287, item D1

"J Byrd and B Smith / music concrete Electronic," undated