In an earlier post, we introduced our efforts to provide researchers with access to unprocessed collections. We will continue to share brief information about recently “exposed” collections here in the “New & Noteworthy Collections” blog. Below is information about a group of collections related to the Art History and the Performing Arts. For additional information contact Special Collections and Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org, (949)824-3947.
Verena Ruegg Collection (MS-P007)is a collection of sketches of dancers on paper from 1941-1994.
Many major dance companies and notable individual dancers around the world are portrayed.
Extent 39.6 Linear feet (60 boxes)
June Wayne Exhibit Catalogs and Publications (MS-P051) comprises exhibit catalogs and exhibit related ephemera documenting the work of artist June Wayne from the 1950s through the late 1990s. Also included are journal articles on Wayne and her artwork, some articles by Wayne and her 1999 curriculum vitae. In 1960, June Wayne first gained notoriety as the founder and director of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Hollywood. She worked with artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Francis, Rufino Tamayo, and Louise Nevelson. By the end of the 1960s, Tamarind had become an international force in the printmaking arts. June Wayne’s own lithographs are widely recognized as masterpieces of the medium. She was also involved in the design of tapestries, in the Feminist Art movement, and in arts education. She died in 2011 at her studio on Tamarind Avenue in Hollywood.
Extent 0.6 linear feet (1 box).
Claire Adams Photographs (MS-P008) consists primarily of fifty-four photographs of silent movie actress Claire Adams depicted in many of her forty six silent films. Production companies include Paramount, Universal, and Jesse G. Hampton Productions. The collection also includes studio portrait photographs, a number of clippings, and two serial issues. Claire Adams’s best known film was The Big Parade (1926), the second largest grossing silent film in cinematic history, after The Birth of a Nation. It was directed by King Vidor and Adams starred alongside John Gilbert. Perhaps her most memorable role came in 1920 as Barbara, the undercover detective who humanizes the crippled crime boss played by Lon Chaney in The Penalty.
Extent 0.3 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder).
Kurt Bergel Collection of Viennese Dance, Theater, and Music Programs (MS-P010) consists of a small number of German-language programs from Vienna for dance, theatre, opera and music concerts, 1917-1935.
Extent 0.4 linear feet (1 box).
Jennifer Fisher Collection of Dance Ephemera and Promotional Materials (MS-P045) comprises dance ephemera and promotional materials collected by University of California, Irvine associate professor of dance Jennifer Fisher that documents dance performance and education in Southern California between 1985 and 2006.
Extent 8.0 linear feet (8 boxes).