Gurdon G. Woods papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.woodgurd
Creators:
Woods, Gurdon G., 1915-
Dates:
1948-1987
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet
0.2 Linear feet
Addition
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; notes and writings by Woods and his students; printed material; photographs of Woods and his work; 4 sketches and drawings by his students, undated; 1 certificate from San Francisco Art Institute, undated, various subject files, 1948-1981.
Scope and Contents
Included are: correspondence with Grace McCann Morley, Jock Reynolds, Richard Hayton, Sean Elwood and others, 1960-1987; notes and writings by Woods and his students; student drawings by Joan Brown and others, and original Christmas cards received; clippings, 1955-1978; files on the San Francisco Art Festival, 1950-1951, San Francisco Art Association, the San Francisco Art Commission, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and other events and topics; gallery announcements, posters and exhibition catalogs;
Scope and Contents
writings by Woods including commencement addresses, lectures, proposals and one manuscript "New Prospects in Design Education"; proposals for long range development of the visual arts program at the University of California at Santa Cruz (1970-1979); and photographs and slides of Woods and his artwork.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: One b&w photograph of Louis Siegriest and his son Lundy; one b&w photograph of Jay DeFeo, ca. 1960; and two exhibition catalogs on the Siegriests, 1980 and 1986; newspaper review of Woods' 1993 exhibit.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor and art instructor; San Francisco and Santa Cruz, California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material donated 1991 and 1992 by Gurdon Woods.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art festivals Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, American -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- California -- Santa Cruz Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- California -- Santa Cruz Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Siegriest, 1899-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Siegriest, Lundy, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Francisco Art Institute Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Otis Art Institute Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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