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Turnbull (Betty) interviews with Southern California artists and related ephemera
2015.M.28  
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Series I. Interviews, 1975-1988

Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series contains twenty-eight audiocassettes created between 1975 and 1988 of interviews conducted by Betty Turnbull with leading Southern California artists of the time, including Ed Kienholz, Robert Irwin and Ed Ruscha. Titles are transcribed from the cassette labels. Audio materials are unavailable until reformatted.

Arrangement

Material is arranged chronologically.
box 1, Cassette C1

KCET Nick Williams' Roundtable w/ Peter Plagens, Pastier, C. Polack and Murphy, 1975 February

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C2

Auping / Stein / Turnbull Interview, 1975 April 4

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C3

Ed Kienholz Hope, 1975 September 25 - 1975 September 27

Ed Kienholz Hope, 1975 September 25 - 1975 September 27 (digitized version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C4

Irving Blum NY, 1975 October 6

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C5

Walter Hoppes [sic], 1975 October 4

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C6

Hoppes [sic] New York, 1975 October 4

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C7

Ed Ruscha / Billy Al Bengston, 1975 October 7 - 1975 October 8

Ed Ruscha / Billy Al Bengston, 1975 October 7 - 1975 October 8 (digitized version available on-site only

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C8

Hal Glicksman, 1975 October 12

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C9

Bob Alexander, 1975 October 29

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C10

Turnbull Re: Moss, 1975 November 12

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C11

Rob[ert] Irwin, Westwood Cal., 1975 December 31

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C12

1st Part of Chronology, BT Intro to Herms, circa 1975

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C13

Berlant Excerpts / Berlant Revised, circa 1975

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C14

Gene Summers, circa 1975

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C15

Marvin Harden, circa 1975

Marvin Harden, circa 1975 (digitized version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 1, Cassette C16

Mike Davis Plaza 58 Ex Cat, circa 1975

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 2, Cassette C17

Nate Olivera Essay, circa 1975

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 2, Cassette C18

Wonner / Brown, circa 1975

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 2, Cassette C19

Craig Kauffman Laguna Beach, 1976 January 13

Craig Kauffman Laguna Beach (digitized version available on-site only): 1976 January 13

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 2, Cassette C20

Elmer Bischoff / Tom Jefferson Re: David Park, 1977 January-March

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. Side A: 1977 January Side B: 1977 March 5
box 2, Cassette C21

Victor Henderson Takes a Walk, 1978 November 2 - 1978 November 12

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Cassette tape is printed with label reading: Victor Henderson Takes a Walk / Copyright 1979 / Editing Assistance from Michael Lenhart. Front of cassette contains handwritten note: Dear Betty +++ We had fun together. I hope we can do it again. Love Vic. Back of cassette is printed with the following text: This 60 minute tape covers a 150 mile 10 day walk across Los Angeles, starting at the ocean in Venice, California, through the city, across the desert, finishing on Mount San Jacino near Palm Springs, California. This performance was sponsored by the Newport Art Museum, Newport Beach, California.
box 2, Cassette C22

J[ames] Strombotne, 1979 January 25

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 2, Cassette C23

Paul Dillon: Informal Discussion Re: Exhibition, 1979 10 October

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 2, Cassette C24

Richard Turner Discussion and Plan for November Exhibition, 1982 August

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 2, Cassette C25

Richard Turner Continued Discussions, 1982 October

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 2, Cassette C26

Janice Roper Reading at Tea and Sympathy, 1987 August 1

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Cassette box also contains business card from Tea and Sympathy with handwritten note. Front of business card reads: Proprietor: Nancy Williams - 714/645-4860 - English Antiques with Tea Room - Tea and Sympathy - (Tustin at 17th), 369 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Back of business card contains pencil note reading Janice Roper - August 1 - 1:30 + 2:00.
box 2, Cassette C27

Turnbulls on Holloway Dec 1987 (Copy), 1987 December

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
box 2, Cassette C28

KUCI / Arts O.C, 1988 January 6

Scope and Content Note

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 7/8 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Back of box contains insert reading: Interview-Betty Trumball - 1-6-88/KUCI ARTS IN OC @ Paul
 

Series II. Papers and ephemera, 1960-1985

Physical Description: 1.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of ephemera, photographs and correspondence relating to the 1976 exhibition The Last Time I Saw Ferus and other projects.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
 

Correspondence, 1960-1985

box 3, folder 1

General, December 1969-November 1984

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials related to Betty Turnbull, including handwritten letter from Wallace Berman, letter from Ken Tyler regarding Gemini GEL resignation, copies of letters, and invoices for art purchases.
box 3, folder 2

Support Letters, May 1980-September 1981

Scope and Content Note

Contains professional and personal letters written in support of Betty Turnbull upon her dismissal from the Newport Harbor Art Museum in May 1981.
box 3, folder 3

TLK Gallery, July 1982-October 1985

Scope and Content Note

Also contains notes, invoices, and letters relating to TLK Gallery operated by Betty Turnbull, Phyllis Lutjeans, and Victoria Kogan.
 

David Park material, 1960-1977

box 3, folder 4

Photographs, 1977

Scope and Content Note

From David Park retrospective at Newport Harbor Art Museum. Contains photographs of paintings by David Park.
box 3, folder 5

Research material, 1960-1977

Scope and Content Note

Also contains information about Richard Diebenkorn and Dennis Hare.
box 3, folder 6

Ferus Party, March 5, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Contains the dinner menu for the Newport Harbor Art Museum opening of The Last Time I Saw Ferus.
box 3, folder 7

Walter Hopps interview transcript, October 4, 1975

box 3, folder 8

Writings about Betty Turnbull and Southern California art, April 1966-March 1985

Scope and Content Note

Contains miscellaneous articles by and about Betty Turnbull and art in Southern California and PR done for the TLK gallery.
box 3, folder 9

Writings by Betty Turnbull, November 1984

box 4

Newspaper clippings, May 1973-December 1981