Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.paraphil
Creators:
Paradise, Philip Herschel, 1905-1997
Dates:
1905-1994
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7.3 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material; personal and business correspondence; travel diaries; journals; a sketchbook and other works of art; writings, including an autobiography; photographs; motion picture film and a video recording; business and financial records; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
Family correspondence is with Gail, Lee and Alice, 1961-1986, regarding their respective careers and family matters (including 2 prints by Gail). Other correspondence, 1958-1990, relates to exhibitions, novels, finances and personal matters, with Ken Davidson, Phil Dike, Alan Kenward, and others. Travel diaries, 1974-1978, are from Mexico and Latin America. Journals, 1934 and 1986-1990, partly indexed, contain daily entries about activities, incoming mail, phone calls, notes, letters, business records and printed material. 8 engagement calenders, 1930 and 1976-1986, contain brief entries.
Scope and Contents
Art works include ca. 20 Christmas cards, 2 prints, sketches for pendants, and a sketchbook. Writings consist of notes on Millard Sheets, an essay about Diego Rivera and an essay illustrated with a print, typescripts of Interregnum, La Gringa, Sinaloa, with notes and promotional material, an untitled autobiography (518 p.) and eight journals, 1992-1994, containing Paradise's correspondence, phone calls, exhibition records and personal notes.. Interviews include a transcript of an interview conducted by Ted Williams, a video cassette of an interview regarding Paradise's interest in Latin America, and a 16mm color film transferred to VHS "Phil Paradise at Greystone Galleries and residence at Greystone Manor, 1971-1972" by Sunny Schofield.
Scope and Contents
Photographs, negatives and slides are mostly of art work, with a few personal photographs and one of Diego Rivera. Business and financial records, 1984-1985, include inventories of paintings and income tax records. Printed material, 1978-1989, consists of catalogs from the National Academy of Design, exhibition catalogs, 1978-1989, clippings, 1941-1978 and publications regarding Yasu Eguchi.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, watercolorist, printmaker, sculptor, writer; Santa Barbara, Calif. b. 1905. d. 1997.

Administration
Reproduction Note
Some of the journal entries are photocopies.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the preservation and transfer of motion picture film provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Phil Paradise, 1990-1995.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Educators -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Serigraphers -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watercolorists -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greystone Galleries Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paradise, Lee Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paradise, Gail Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dike, Phil, 1906-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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