A Finding Aid to the Phil Paradise Papers, 1922-1994, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.paraphil
Creators:
Paradise, Philip Herschel, 1905-1997
Dates:
1922-1994
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
7.1 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of painter and author Phil Paradise measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1994. The papers document Paradise's career as a watercolorist and writer through correspondence with family, colleagues, and art institutions; journals, manuscripts, notes and other writings; awards, interviews, inventories and other professional records; newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material; prints, sketches and other artwork; and photographs and slides of artwork.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter and author Phil Paradise measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1994. The papers document Paradise's career as a watercolorist and writer through correspondence with family, colleagues, and art institutions; journals, manuscripts, notes and other writings; awards, interviews, inventories and other professional records; newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material; prints, sketches and other artwork; and photographs and slides of artwork.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as six series.
  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1958-1990 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
  • Series 2: Writings, 1934-1994 (3.7 linear feet; Boxes 2-6)
  • Series 3: Professional Activity Files, 1930-1990 (0.4 linear feet; Box 6, FC 8)
  • Series 4: Printed Material, 1922-1990 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 6-7)
  • Series 5: Artwork, 1930-1986 (0.1 linear feet; Box 7)
  • Series 6: Photographic Material, 1959-1986 (0.7 linear feet; Box 7)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and author Phil Paradise (1905-1997) was born in Ontario, Oregon, and was active in Santa Barbara, California. He completed his studies at the Chouinard Institute in Los Angeles. Paradise worked primarily as a watercolorist and was a member of the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society, and the California Watercolor Society.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Some of the journal entries are photocopies.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2020.
Author
Ricky Gomez
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated in multiple installations by Phil Paradise between 1990 and 1995.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Phil Paradise papers, 1922-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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