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Professional and biographical files 1909-1999

Scope and Contents

This series contains files which summarize Metz's professional activities, high school and college education, and family history. Materials include artist's statements and résumés, inventories of artwork, a bibliography of published works, a list of UCSC courses taught, transcripts of academic coursework and degrees, and family photo albums dating from 1909 to 1996.
box 1, folder 1

Artist's statement, resume, bibliography circa 1990s

box 1, folder 2

Scrapbook of professional accomplishments, compiled by Metz circa 1990

Scope and Contents

Contains inventories of artwork, summary of courses taught, and fliers for gallery shows.
box 14

High school photographs and ephemera circa 1950

box 1, folder 3

Bowling Green State University photographs and ephemera mid 1950s

box 1, folder 4

College transcripts 1956-1963

Scope and Contents

Contains transcripts from Columbia University, Pratt Institute, New York University, Bowling Green State University, UCLA, Phoenix College.
box 1, folder 5-6

College coursework late 1950s-early 1960s

box 1, folder 7

Degrees and certificates 1955-1960

Scope and Contents

Contains degrees/certificates from Bowling Green State University, The British Institute of Florence, UCLA.
box 15

Photograph album, family 1909-1995

box 14

Photograph album, "At Home and Abroad" 1955-1992

box 25, folder 1-2

Photo album, untitled circa 1980s-1990s

box 25

Photo album, "England, France, Belgium, Austria" 1992

box 25

Photo album, "Trip to Britain" 1996

box 25

Photo album, untitled 1996-1997

box 25

Photo album, untitled 1998-1999

box 25, folder 3-5

Landscape photographs, proofs, negatives 1962-1998

box 14

Matted landscape photographs: Ohio, San Gregorio 1995-1999

box 1, folder 8

Photos, proofs, negatives of Metz's studio circa 1977

box 1, folder 9

Loose photographs, undated circa 1960s-1990s

 

Art 1960s-2000s

Processing Information

Titles and descriptions of most files were derived from documentation accompanying Metz's 2007 and 2009 donations to UC Santa Cruz.

Related Materials

See also series containing "Sketchbooks, travel journals, and notebooks" for additional sketches; see series containing "Travel files" for corresponding travel documents.

Scope and Contents

This series contains artwork created by Metz, artwork created by other artists, and artwork created by UCSC students under Metz's mentorship. This series contains over 300 individual pieces of art, spanning approximately 40 years from the early 1960s to the early 2000s.
 

Works by Metz 1960s-2000s

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains artwork created by Metz. Styles and media range from early abstract prints to later abstract and realist landscapes in ink, graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor. Featured landscapes include Italy, England, the Scottish Isles, and the California coastal wetlands. This subseries also includes reproductions of Metz's works, including slide inventories, gallery photographs, and commercial prints. Inventories for most works available in box 2, folder 1.
 

Photographs and inventories 1960s-2000s

box 2, folder 1

Slides and inventories for gifted works 2007-2009

Scope and Contents

Includes slides and printed inventories of corresponding artwork in "Early work," "Abstraction and improvisation," "Italian motifs," "British motifs," Wetlands motifs," and "California motifs."
box 2, folder 2-4

Proofs, photographs, and print reproductions circa 1960s-1980s, 2004

box 2, Folder 5

Proofs, photographs, and slide inventories for light boxes 1970s-2000

box 2, folder 5

Digital photographs of light boxes ms0019_med_0001 2013

Physical Description: 0.88 GB 16 files
Physical Description: 1 DVD

Conditions Governing Access

Digital files are available in the UCSC Special Collections and Archives reading room. Some files may require reformatting before they can be accessed. Technical limitations may hinder the Library's ability to provide access to some digital files. Access to digital files on original carriers is prohibited; users must request to view access copies. Contact Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access to digital files.

Processing Information

This component of digital files was processed by Special Collections staff Alix Norton in 2019. Digital files were transferred from carrier disks, files were not reformatted, and file names are original to the creator. Original disk was retained and is included in the collection.
Box 23, Folder 1

Notebook #1 - Oil paintings 1977-2006

Box 23, Folder 1

Watercolors 1962-1995

Box 23, Folder 2

Egg tempera 1990-1998

Box 23, Folder 2

Prints 1959-2006

Box 23, Folder 3

Drawings and pastels 1964-1998

Box 23, Folder 3

Light boxes 1973-1977

Box 23, Folder 4

Notebook #2 "Early work" - Early oil paintings 1960-1966

Box 23, Folder 4

Early gouaches 1965-1969

Box 23, Folder 4

Early watercolors 1962.0

Box 23, Folder 5

Early drawings 1964-1968

Box 23, Folder 5

Exhibits 1975-1998

Box 23, Folder 6

Notebook #3 - Watercolors and small oils 1995-2014

Box 23, Folder 7

Notebook #4 - Works on paper to UCSC Special Collections 1962-2016

Box 23, Folder 8

Notebook - "Miscellaneous paintings" 1989-2006

Box 23, Folder 9

Inventory of artwork, printing, teaching 1962-1975

Box 23, Folder 10

Black and white photographs of paintings, drawings, woodcuts 1964-1996

Box 23, Folder 11

Sales inventory 1965-2018

Box 23, Folder 12

Inventory and printing notes for paper screenprint and light boxes circa 1970s

Box 26

Slides: Prints & light boxes, watercolors & drawings, early work, oils circa 1967-2005

Box 23, Folder 13-14

Unsorted slides 1962-2002

Box 23, Folder 15

Unsorted inventories circa 2005

box 16

Early work 1962-1966

Physical Description: 20 works: watercolor, relief, screenprint, lithograph, intaglio
map-case E-13

Abstraction and improvisation 1967-1977

Physical Description: 25 works: watercolor, relief, screenprint, lithograph, intaglio
map-case E-13, item 1, item 2

Italian motifs 1977-1988

Physical Description: 32 works: ink, graphite, intaglio, lithograph, woodcut, watercolor
box 17-18

British motifs 1980s-1990s

Physical Description: 94 works; watercolor, graphite, colored pencil.
map-case E-14

Wetlands motifs 1980s-1990s

Physical Description: 34 works: watercolor, print, graphite, colored pencil
box 16

California motifs 1980s-2000s

Physical Description: 40 works: watercolor, graphite, colored pencil
box 24

Three woodblocks, one etched copper plate with print circa 1959-1960

Physical Description: 3 woodblock prints of Avebury View I, II, III; 1 etched copper plate with print of Through the Glass Darkly
 

Works by other artists 1960s-1990s

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains 37 designs by other artists. Featured artists include Isabella Markell, Minna Citron, Doris Kreindler, Jan Gelb, Nell Blaine, Everett Ball, Gordon Mortensen, Eduardo Paolozzi, Claire Falkenstein, Stanley William Hayter, and George McNeil.
map-case E-15

Prints for other artists 1960s-1970s

Physical Description: 27 prints
map-case E-15

Prints by other artists 1980s-1990s

Physical Description: 10 prints
 

Student artwork 1970s-1980s

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains student print portfolios and print blocks created by UCSC students enrolled in Metz's printmaking courses.
map-case E-15

Student prints circa 1970-1990

Physical Description: 4 prints

Scope and Contents

Contains student prints by Yreina Cervantez, Emil Nolde, Carlos Siordia, and an unknown artist.
Box 23, Folder 16

Photographs of student intaglio and relief prints, class 1976-1984

box 19

Room 104 student portfolio 1978

Physical Description: 24 prints, 2 metal print blocks

Scope and Contents

Contains a portfolio of student prints and corresponding metal print blocks.
map-case E-15

Group 199 student portfolio 1981

Physical Description: 13 prints

Scope and Contents

Contains a portfolio of student prints prefaced by a letter to the director of Porter College from Metz.
box 19

Pioneer student portfolio 1985

box 19

Kyell Otterness student portfolio 1992 June

box 19

Pastel landscapes undated

Physical Description: 3 prints

Scope and Contents

Drawings by unknown artist, probably not by Metz.
 

Sketchbooks, travel journals, and notebooks 1958-2018

Related Materials

See also series containing "Art" for paintings, prints, and sketches of corresponding landscapes; see series containing "Travel files" for corresponding travel documents.

Scope and Contents

This series contains 89 bound journals and unbound notes which document Metz's daily life, travels, courses attended, and lectures taught. Materials span 50 years, ranging from Metz's 1958 undergraduate class notebooks to an unfinished leather-bound scrapbook she was compiling in 2018.
box 3

1958-1979

Physical Description: 18 notebooks
box 3, folder 1

Loose notes 1958-1960

box 4

1980-2000

Physical Description: 23 notebooks
box 5

1990-1999

Physical Description: 18 notebooks
box 6

2000-2018

Physical Description: 16 notebooks
box 20

Oversized notebooks and sketchbooks 1960s-2018

Physical Description: 3 notebooks

Scope and Contents

Includes a leather-bound scrapbook Metz was working on in 2018.
box 7

Undated

Physical Description: 12 notebooks

Scope and Contents

Includes Metz's "Italy" sketches, except "Italy #4" notebook located within "Italian Motifs" in map-case E-13.
box 7, folder 1

Loose notes

 

Correspondence circa 1950s-2018

Arrangement

Within each subseries, files are arranged chronologically by decade. The subseries "Family correspondence" was grouped based on Metz's original arrangement; however, additional family correspondence (not grouped by Metz) is also filed under "General correspondence."

Related Materials

See series containing "Gallery and exhibition files" for correspondence specific to artwork, sales, and gallery showings.

Scope and Contents

This series includes correspondence between Metz and family members, friends, other artists, UCSC colleagues, and former students. Correspondence includes holiday greeting cards designed and created by fellow artists such as Betty Bates, Marie Calloway, Holly Downing, Alan Gussow, Jasper Rose, and Mary Warshaw. There are also letters between Metz and Santa Cruz conservation organizations such as the Watsonville Wetlands Watch and the Santa Cruz County Land Trust.
 

Family correspondence circa 1950s-2018

box 8, folder 1

William Metz (father) 1953-1987

box 8, folder 2

Hulda Modler Dobberstein (grandmother) circa 1950s-1977

box 8, folder 3

1950-1969

box 8, folder 4

1970-1989

box 8, folder 5-6

1990-1999

box 8, folder 7

2000-2018

box 8, folder 8

circa 1950s-2018

 

General correspondence circa 1950s-2018

box 8, Folder 9

1950-1959

box 8, folder 10-13

1960-1969

box 8, folder 14-16

1970-1979

box 8, folder 17-18

1980-1989

box 8, folder 19-21

1990-1999

box 8, folder 22

2000-2009

box 8, Folder 23

2010-2018

box 8, folder 24

circa 1950s-2018

box 9, folder 1

Alumni 1980-2013

box 9, folder 2-3

Greeting cards from artists circa 1960s-1990s

box 9, folder 4

Postcards undated

box 9

Address books circa 1950s-2018

Physical Description: 10 address books
 

Gallery and exhibition files 1950s-2010s

Scope and Contents

This series contains records of exhibitions in which Metz's work was shown and exhibitions that Metz organized for other artists at UCSC. Materials include gallery contracts and correspondence, exhibit brochures and invitations, exhibition photos, artwork inventories, bills of sale, and workshops attended or held.
 

Exhibits featuring Metz's work 1950s-2010s

Arrangement

In this subseries, materials that pertain to a specific organization are listed first, in chronological order according to the documents contained within each file. These are followed by general gallery files and gallery correspondence, arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains materials for artist organizations, gallery exhibitions, or sales pertaining to Metz's artwork. Galleries and organizations include the Canadian Society of Graphic Art, the Printmaking Workshop, Orlando Gallery, Santa Cruz Art League, the Oakland Museum of California Collectors Gallery, NIDO Home Furnishing and Art Gallery, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, and the Parajo Valley Arts Council.
box 10, folder 1

The Canadian Society of Graphic Art 1968-1973

box 10, folder 2

The Printmaking Workshop 1970-1974

box 10, folder 3

Orlando Gallery 1984-1999

box 10, folder 4

Santa Cruz Art League 1998-2008

box 10, folder 5

Oakland Museum of California Collectors Gallery 1998-2008

box 10, folder 6

NIDO Home Furnishing and Art Gallery 2002-2006

box 10, folder 7

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History 2002-2007

box 10, folder 8

Pajaro Valley Arts Council 2003-2012

box 10, folder 9

Announcements and reviews of Metz's work 1956-1996

box 10, folder 10

Juried shows 1968-1971

box 10, folder 11-24

General gallery files 1966-2015

box 10, folder 25-27

Gallery correspondence 1960-2014

box 10, folder 28

Lists of works and prices 1966-2004

box 10, folder 29-30

Gifted works 1987-2019

 

Other artists' work, exhibited or organized by Metz 1974-2000s

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains materials for exhibitions organized by Metz for other artists. Artists' exhibits include George McNeil, Toni Krajnc, Misch Kohn, and Stanley William Hayter, as well as student art exhibits ranging from CSU Hayward to Ljubljana, Yugoslavia.
box 10, folder 31

George McNeil, College VIII Gallery 1974-1979

box 10, folder 32

From Within, College VIII Gallery 1974-1975

Box 23, Folder 17

Toni Krajnc, College VIII Gallery 1974-1975

Box 23, folder 18

Student prints from CSU Hayward, College VIII Gallery 1974-1975

Box 23, folder 19

Triad Show, College VIII 1974-1976

Box 23, folder 20

Carlos Siordia Memorial Show, Merrill College Library 1975

Box 23, folder 21

Student prints from Ljubljana, College VIII Gallery 1976

box 11, folder 1

Four Artists, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery 1978

box 11, folder 2

Misch Kohn Exhibit, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery 1981

box 11, folder 3

S.W. Hayter, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery circa 1986

box 11, folder 4

Miscellaneous UCSC gallery exhibit files circa 1975-1980

box 11, folder 5

Flyers for other artists' exhibits 1970s-2000s

box 11, folder 6

Metz private collection (other artists' work) 2000s

 

Teaching files 1950s-2000s

Scope and Contents

This series contains lecture notes and outlines, syllabuses, reading materials and workbooks, and other class materials for courses taught at UC Santa Cruz. Files include Metz's seminal printmaking courses and ART 123, Seminar on Women Artists. Also included are Metz's applications for fellowships and research grants, proposals for study abroad programs, and teaching awards for work at UCSC.
box 11, folder 7

Notes on ancient art circa 1950s-1960s

box 11, folder 8

Notes on art of the Middle Ages circa 1950s-1960s

box 11, folder 9

Other professors' art history syllabuses and outlines circa 1950s-1960s

box 11, folder 10

ART 117A/B: Beginning Printmaking circa 1970s-1980s

box 11, folder 11

ART 106: Problems in Design 1973

box 11, folder 12

ART 124/125: Beginning/Intermediate Intaglio Printmaking 1976-1992

box 11, folder 13

ART 134: Screenprinting 1976-1979

box 11, folder 14

ART 199: Printmaking 1979

box 11, folder 15

Alumni newsletter 1980

box 11, folder 16

ART 40: Visual Fundamentals 2-D 1981

box 11, folder 17

5th year reader 1984-1985

box 11, folder 18-25

ART 123: Seminar on Women Artists 1985-1989

box 11, folder 26-27

Research on women artists circa 1970s-2000s

Scope and Contents

Materials in this file pertain to Metz's research for ART 123, Seminar on Women Artists. Includes correspondence arranging travel for contemporary artists, newspaper and magazine clippings of gallery reviews, and fliers advertising the seminar.
box 11, folder 28

Miscellaneous teaching files circa 1970s-1990s

box 11, folder 29

Research grants and fellowships 1963-1996

box 12, folder 1-2

UCSC-Il Bisonte EAP study abroad program files circa 1980s-1992

box 12, folder 3

UCDC program proposal 1993

box 12, folder 4

Awards and recognition 1983-1992

box 21

Awards and recognition 1983-1992

Physical Description: 2 awards

Scope and Contents

Contains a certificate of recognition from L'Association Musée d'art Contemporain de Chamalières for work with small prints (1988) and a portfolio of printed works to celebrate Metz's contributions to the UCSC printmaking program (1992).
 

Travel files 1960s-1990s

Arrangement

Files are grouped by location, arranged in chronological order by documents contained within each file.

Processing Information

Titles and descriptions were derived from information written on original folders.

Related Materials

See also series containing "Sketchbooks, travel journals, and notebooks" for corresponding travel reflections; see series containing "Art" for paintings, prints, and sketches of corresponding landscapes.

Scope and Contents

This series contains research collected by Metz in anticipation of and during her travels throughout Europe and the Americas. Materials include receipts, city and railway maps, hotel correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, art gallery and tour brochures, and personal notes.
box 12, folder 5

Greece early 1960s

box 12, folder 6

Spain 1960s-1980s

box 12, folder 7

Austria circa 1970s

box 12, folder 8

Switzerland circa 1970s

box 12, folder 9

Yugoslavia circa 1970s

box 12, folder 10-11

France 1970s-1990s

box 12, folder 12-13

Italy mid-1970s

box 12, folder 14

Europe 1975-1979

Scope and Contents

Includes Metz's 5-year passport (1974-1979).
box 12, folder 15

New York City early 1980s

box 12, folder 16

Washington, D.C. early 1980s

box 12, folder 17

United States 1980-1990s

box 12, folder 18

England 1980s-1990s

box 12, folder 19-20

Scotland late 1980s-1990s

box 12, folder 21

Hawaii and Mexico late 1980s-1990s

box 12, folder 22

Belgium and Holland circa 1992

box 12, folder 23

China, Citizens Ambassador Program 1993

 

Subject files 1950-2013

Scope and Contents

This series contains materials pertaining to Metz's personal and research interests. Files include Metz's research on theater set design, printmaking techniques, and Ellen and Rolinda Sharples. Also included are files documenting the careers of Metz's colleagues and friends, and copies of some of their printed works.
box 22

Flair magazine 1950 February-1950 June

box 12, folder 24

Spa Summer Theater 1956 May 1-1956 August 2

Scope and Contents

Documents Metz's employment as assistant designer for the Spa Summer Theater in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., including photographs, film negatives, newspaper clippings, playbills, contracts, and correspondence.
box 12, folder 25-27

Playbills 1956-1983

box 22

Theater Graphics Workbook 1978 September

box 13, folder 1

Printmaking files 1958-2000

Scope and Contents

Contains advertisements, invoices, and typed instructions for printing presses and printmaking workshops.
box 13, folder 2

Health hazards in printmaking 1968-1979

box 13, folder 3

Printing presses circa 1970s

box 13, folder 4-18

Ellen and Rolinda Sharples research circa 1990s

Scope and Contents

Materials pertain to Metz's monographs of Ellen and Rolinda Sharples, published in Woman's Art Journal (1995) and Dictionary of Women Artists (1997). Includes research bibliographies, photocopies of texts and paintings, publisher correspondence, publication drafts, and photocopies of published articles.
box 13, folder 19

Betty Bates circa 2009

box 13, folder 20

Robert Blackburn 1985-2005

box 13, folder 21

Vivian E. Browne circa 1995

box 13, folder 22

Esther McCoy circa 1990s

box 13, folder 23

Mary Lee Warshaw circa 2011

box 13, folder 24-25

Colleagues' work 1960s-2010s

Scope and Contents

Contains various written works by colleagues and friends, as well as correspondence, invitations and announcements, and ephemera. Includes poetry by Douglas McClellan.
box 13, folder 26

Obituaries 1995-2017

box 13, folder 27

Cassette tapes 1978 September and undated

Physical Description: 2 audio cassettes

Conditions Governing Access

Audiovisual media is unavailable until reformatted. Contact Special Collections in advance for information regarding access.

Scope and Contents

State of the Arts: Distinguished Artists, 10/21/98; KUSP interview