A Finding Aid to the Doug Edge papers, circa 1951-2017, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.edgedoug
Creators:
Edge, Doug, 1942-
Dates:
circa 1951-2017
Languages:
English
The collection is in English.
Physical Description:
2.7 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of Los Angeles conceptual sculptor, painter, and photographer Doug Edge measure 2.7 linear feet and date from circa 1951 to 2017. The collection includes exhibition and project files, illustrated journals, writings, printed material, photographic material, and artwork.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Los Angeles conceptual sculptor, painter, and photographer Doug Edge measure 2.7 linear feet and date from circa 1951 to 2017. The collection includes exhibition and project files, illustrated journals, writings, printed material, photographic material, and artwork.
Exhibition and project files include correspondence, photographs, slides, transparencies, sketches, writing, clippings, and other printed material related to Edge's exhibitions, projects, and work. This series also includes some biographical material and material related to his student work. Also included in this series are digital videos related to Edge's artwork and exhibitions.
Illustrated journals contain drawings, sketches, writings, plans for work and exhibitions, photographs, etc. Some in the series are primarily image-based, while others have more text.
Writings include a statement written by Doug Edge in 2017 and a transcript, in scroll format, of a lecture by Robert Irwin at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1974.
Printed material includes exhibition announcements; exhibition catalogs; the magazines Eclipse and Forum; clippings; posters; and a copy of James Turrell's syllabus and course materials for a course taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Photographic material includes photographs Edge took on a trip with James Turrell to Monument Valley and Lake Powell; photographs and digital photographs of works of art; and oversized photographs related to his exhibitions.
Artwork includes sketches, drawings, watercolors, silk screen prints, paintings, and other works of art.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged in six series.
  • Series 1: Exhibition and Project Files, circa 1951-2017 (Box 1; 1 linear foot, ER01; 10 files, 4.36 GB)
  • Series 2: Illustrated Journals, 1968-2010 (Box 2; 1 linear foot)
  • Series 3: Writings, 1974, 2017 (Box 3; 2 folders)
  • Series 4: Printed Material, 1963-1997, 2009-2016 (Boxes 3-4; 0.3 linear feet, OV 5)
  • Series 5: Photographic Material, 1962-1987, 2003-2017 (Box 4; 2 folders, OV 5, ER02; 138 files, 0.44 GB)
  • Series 6: Artwork, 1962-1984, 2002, 2007 (Box 4; 1 folder, OV 5)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Doug Edge (1942- ) is a conceptual sculptor, painter, and photographer in Los Angeles, California. Edge was a member of the acrylic movement in the late 1960s. He was an original faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) from 1969 to 1971, and taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1974 to 1985.
Edge began showing his work in the late 1960s and continues to produce and exhibit work. He has shown at Mizuno, Cirrus, Earl McGrath, and Track 16 Galleries, among many others.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was minimally processed and a finding aid prepared by Rayna Andrews in 2017 with funding provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.
Author
Rayna Andrews
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of the collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Doug Edge in 2017.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of electronic records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Preferred Citation
Doug Edge papers, circa 1951-2017, bulk 1962-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conceptual artists -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Monument Valley (Ariz. and Utah) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Powell, Lake (Utah and Ariz.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diaries Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Irwin, Robert, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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