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Quitman Lynch (John) and Hal Rebarich Papers
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Personal papers 1919-2012

Scope and Contents

Drawings, sketches, correspondence, clippings, fliers, programs, school records, posters, manuscripts, notes, wills, trusts, deeds, estate records, financial records, and receipts documenting the family, friends, home life, artwork, antiques business, travels, properties, and interests of John Quitman Lynch and, to a lesser extent, Hal Rebarich.


Series is arranged in alphabetical order.

Antique files

Box 1, Folder 1

Antique Alley sales records 2000-2004

Box 1, Folder 2

Antiques inventory undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Julies Antique Mall 1996

Box 1, Folder 4-6

Whitney's Decorative Arts Auction materials 1991-1992

Box 5, Folder 1

Art sales and inventory 1993-1999



Box 23, Folder 2

Artwork, John Quitman Lynch 1953-1991, undated

Physical Description: [Oversized]

Scope and Contents

Includes artwork for the Long Beach Library.
Box 5, Folder 2

Ballet cats undated

Box 5, Folder 3

Childhood artwork, John Quitman Lynch circa 1934-1948

Box 5, Folder 4

Childhood artwork portfolio, John Quitman Lynch 1943-1945

Box 5, Folder 5

Sketches, John Quitman Lynch undated

Box 1, Folder 9-10

Bell, Faye, guest book and papers 1925-1985

Box 1, Folder 11

Beloved losses: clippings and memorial materials 1986-2010, undated

Box 1, Folder 12

California State University, Long Beach, employment records 1969-1975

Box 1, Folder 8

Baby book 1931

Box 1, Folder 13

Burgess, E. Clayton: To Ring Like a Bell that Has No Flaw (signed book) 2007

Box 1, Folder 14

Clippings: California State Long Beach nudity 1968-1974

Box 1, Folder 15

Clippings: general topic 1966-2007, undated

Box 1, Folder 16

Clippings: John Quitman Lynch 1946-1971

Box 5, Folder 6-7

Coil Drawings drafts, notes, and signs undated

Box 1, Folder 17

Colbert Gallery records 1978-1979

Box 1, Folder 18

Contacts and calendars 1990-2006, undated



Box 3, Folder 1-27

General 1949-2007

Box 4, Folder 1-5

General 2008-2010, undated

Box 4, Folder 6-7

Bell, Faye, family 1911-1971, undated

Box 4, Folder 8-11

John Quitman Lynch to Aunt Faye Bell circa 1935-1971

Box 4, Folder 12-16

Family 1944-1983, undated

Box 4, Folder 17

Family, collated by John Quitman Lynch 1927-1963

Box 4, Folder 18

Johnson, Barbara 1994-1995

Box 4, Folder 19

Olodeon, Nick 1977-1979

Box 4, Folder 20-21

Rebarich, Hal, and Greta (the dog) to John Quitman Lynch 1980-1998

Box 5, Folder 10

Schmidjell, R. Ingo 1969-1981

Box 4, Folder 22-30

Stookey, Jeff, and Ken Barker 1996-2007

Box 4, Folder 31

Wescott, Glenway 1955-1959

Box 5, Folder 8

Recollections of John Quitman Lynch 2009-2012

Box 1, Folder 19

Devare, Ulric, signed books and other materials 1954-1961

Scope and Contents

Includes two unidentified photographs (both portraits, one photographic, one drawn), a signed photograph, and one letter.

Education files

Box 1, Folder 20

Elementary, middle, and Sunday school records 1935-1945

Box 1, Folder 21

Franklin Junior High yearbooks 1944-1946

Box 1, Folder 22-24

Long Beach Polytechnic High School 1946-1949, 1989

Scope and Contents

Includes yearbooks and 1989 reunion materials.
Box 5, Folder 9

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) records on John Quitman Lynch 1952-1954

Box 2, Folder 1

Financial records 1996-2006

Scope and Contents

Includes some medical records.
Box 2, Folder 2-5

Genealogy and family history records 1859-2009

Box 23, Folder 7

Goff, Earl, drawing of Quitman's neice and nephew undated

Physical Description: [Oversized]
Box 23, Folder 1

Greetings and signs 1978-2002, undated

Physical Description: [Oversized]
Box 2, Folder 6-7

Hirsch, Rifka, manuscripts 1995-2001

Box 2, Folder 8-9

Hodges, Joanna, programs and papers 1958-2004

Box 2, Folder 10

Home maintenance and insurance 1971-2000

Box 22

Insights undated

Scope and Contents

Insightful notes typed on notecards and stored in a metal box.
Box 2, Folder 11-14

Insights and notes 1955-1977, undated

Box 2, Folder 15

Journal entries 1955-1956

Box 2, Folder 16-18

Long Beach Public Library artwork and employment records 1952-1954

Box 2, Folder 19

Lynch, John Quitman, biographical information 1931-2009

Scope and Contents

Includes identification cards, domestic partnership papers, a will, a power of attorney, and a resume.
Box 22

Lynch, John Quitman, family history recordings circa 1970-2000

Scope and Contents

Three audiocassette recordings of Lynch's family history.
Box 2, Folder 20-22

Mendez, Edith, poetry 1979-2005

Box 2, Folder 23

Open-reel audio recordings undated

Scope and Contents

One is titled "Ingo," the other "Krishna Murti."
Box 23, Folder 6

"The Peppermint Playhouse" stories by Kay Carroll and Cynthia Galles undated

Physical Description: [Oversized]

Scope and Contents

Includes 2 photographs.
Box 5, Folder 11

Promotional and informational material regarding artwork circa 1951-1991

Box 5, Folder 12-21

Property, estate, and family records 1919-2000

Box 2, Folder 24

Rebarich, Harold, biographical information 1927-2007

Scope and Contents

Includes identification cards, military service records, diplomas, a will, and his father's journal.
Box 17, Folder 5-7

Schmidjell, Reinhold Ingomar, manuscripts 1968-1978

Box 5, Folder 22-23

Selective Service records 1950-1957

Box 2, Folder 25

Subject files 1971-1992

Box 1, Folder 7

Subject files, art 1950-2005

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings, research materials, fliers, programs, and direct mailings.
Box 1, Folder 25

Travel documents 1967-2006

Scope and Contents

Includes John Quitman Lynch's passport.
Box 18, Folder 6

Voice-O-Gram undated

Physical Description: [45 rpm record]
Box 24

World War I United States military uniform and helmet circa 1917-1918


Photographs circa 1900-2008

Physical Description: [Listings comprise photographic prints unless otherwise identified.]

Scope and Contents

Photographic prints, negatives, and 35mm slides documenting the family, friends, homelife, artwork, properties, antiques business, travels, interests, and activities of John Quitman Lynch and Hal Rebarich, circa 1900-2008.


Series is arranged into three setions: (1) John Quitman Lynch, Hal Rebarich, family, and friends; (2) Artwork; and (3) Miscellaneous

John Quitman Lynch, Hal Rebarich, friends, and family photographs circa 1900-2008

Quitman Lynch (John) and Hal Rebarich photographs, sample


Family photographs are listed first; followed by photographs of John Quitman Lynch, Hal Rebarich, and friends; followed by miscellaneous images.
Box 21, Folder 3

Family photograph album circa 1900-1920

Physical Description: [Black-and-white photographs with descriptions]
Box 6, Folder 1-5

Family photograph albums circa 1900-1960

Physical Description: [Black-and-white photographs]
Box 23, Folder 5

Family circa 1900-1950

Physical Description: [Oversized, black-and-white photographs]
Box 7, Folder 1

Family circa 1900-1950

Physical Description: [Black-and-white photographs]
Box 7, Folder 2-3

Lynch's family and friends circa 1930-1960

Physical Description: [Black-and-white photographs]

Scope and Contents

Includes a signed image of John Reed.
Box 7, Folder 4

Lynch's family and friends 1949-1977

Physical Description: [Color photographs]
Box 7, Folder 5

Rebarich's family and friends circa 1900-1960

Physical Description: [Black-and-white photographs]
Box 7, Folder 6

Rebarich's family and friends 1965-1980

Physical Description: [Color photographs]
Box 6, Folder 6

Lynch and Rebarich photograph album circa 1950-1970

Physical Description: [Color and black-and-white photographs]
Box 21, Folder 2

Framed photograph of Lynch circa 1980s

Physical Description: [Black-and-white]
Box 8, Folder 1-3

Lynch and Rebarich 1940-1970

Physical Description: [Black-and-white photographs]

Scope and Contents

Includes 4 images of John Quitman Lynch with Glenway Wescott.
Box 8, Folder 4

Lynch and Rebarich 1950-1980

Physical Description: [Color photographs]
Box 8, Folder 5-6

Lynch and Rebarich portraits 1940-1980

Physical Description: [Black-and-white photographs]
Box 8, Folder 7

Lynch and Rebarich portraits circa 1990-2008

Physical Description: [Color photographs]
Box 23, Folder 3

Lynch, Rebarich, and Gretta the dachshund circa 1950-2000

Physical Description: [Oversized black-and-white and color photographs]
Box 9, Folder 5-7

Lynch, Rebarich, friends, and family circa 1960-1990

Physical Description: [Color photographs]
Box 10, Folder 1-7

Lynch, Rebarich, friends, and family circa 1970-2000

Physical Description: [Color photographs]
Box 11, Folder 1-6

Lynch, Rebarich, friends, and family 1996-2005

Physical Description: [Color photographs]
Box 12, Folder 1-6

Lynch, Rebarich, friends, and family circa 1990-2008

Physical Description: [Color photographs]
Box 13, Folder 1-7

Lynch, Rebarich, friends, and family circa 1990-2008

Physical Description: [Color photographs]
Box 9, Folder 1

Nick Cornwell circa 1960-1987

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings, memorial texts, color images of Cornwell, and black-and-white images of erotic nudes.
Box 9, Folder 3

Karl Seethaler 1955-1991

Scope and Contents

Includes color and black-and-white images of Seethaler, his classes, and artwork, as well as correspondence, course work from his classes, clippings, and promotional material from his exhibitions.
Box 9, Folder 2

Joanna Hodges circa 1960-2000

Scope and Contents

Includes color and black-and-white images of Hodges with Lynch, Rebarich, and her partner Charla; Hodges' Halloween parties; and Hodges' publicity portraits, including one signed from 1960.
Box 9, Folder 4

Unidentified family and friends undated

Physical Description: [Color and black-and-white photographs]
Box 21, Folder 1

Film rolls, unidentified 1953, undated

Physical Description: [3 photograph film rolls wrapped around cardboard and 2 photograph film rolls in cylindrical metal containers]
Box 19, Folder 7

Negatives, unidentified undated

Box 19, Folder 8

Photocopies and computer printouts undated

Box 22

View Master 3-D circa 1990-2008

Scope and Contents

Comprises images of Lynch, Rebarich, friends, and Greta the dachshund.

Artwork photographs circa 1952-2000

Box 16, Folder 1

Artwork, photocopies undated

Box 16, Folder 2-5

Artwork, photographic prints undated

Box 16, Folder 6

Artwork, 35mm slides undated

Box 17, Folder 1-4

Artwork, negatives undated

Box 23, Folder 4

Bust of John Quitman Lynch undated

Physical Description: [Oversized, matted, color photographs]
Box 14, Folder 2-3

Coil art 1974-1976

Box 14, Folder 4

Diptychs undated

Box 14, Folder 5

Female full bodies undated

Box 14, Folder 6

Female portraits undated

Box 14, Folder 7

Groups undated

Box 14, Folder 8

Heads undated

Box 15, Folder 1

Long Beach Public Library circa 1952-1954

Box 15, Folder 2

Male portraits undated

Box 15, Folder 3

Objects undated

Box 15, Folder 4

Outline for art book undated

Box 14, Folder 1

Photograph album undated

Box 15, Folder 5-7

Portfolio undated

Box 15, Folder 8

Stain glass window undated


Miscellaneous photographs circa 1950-2008

Box 18, Folder 1-5

Collectibles 1991-1992, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes images of collections from Whitney's Decorative Arts.
Box 6, Folder 7

Framed photographs and artwork circa 1950-2002

Physical Description: [Color and black-and-white]

Scope and Contents

Framed photographs of Lynch, Rebarich, friends, and artistic creations.
Box 19, Folder 1-4

Home and property undated

Box 19, Folder 5

Home: Rose Avenue, Long Beach 1968-2009

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Lynch and his mother.
Box 19, Folder 6

Home: 37th Avenue, Portland circa 1950-2008

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Lynch and his aunt Faye Bell.
Box 20, Folder 6-9

Nude models, 35mm slides and photographic prints undated

Physical Description: [Color and black-and-white]
Box 20, Folder 1-5

Travel, 35mm slides 1968-1970, undated