Series 2016-026 - Textual, Graphic, Published and Moving Image Materials

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Textual, Graphic, Published and Moving Image Materials

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  • Graphic material
  • Moving images
  • Textual record

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CA UVICARCH SC570-2016-026

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  • 1926 - 2016 (Creation)

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Physical description

6.0 m of textual records and other materials.

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Scope and content

The accrual consists of a variety of materials from Karl Spreitz’s professional and personal life, including a substantial number of records regarding the work and collaborations of fellow Limners and other artists. This includes materials relating to Herbert Siebner, Myfanwy Pavelić, Richard (Ricky) Ciccimarra, Elza Mayhew, Maxwell Bates, Anne Mayhew, Rachel Berman, Colin Browne, Vicky Husband, Michael Morris, Robin Skelton, and Susan Landell.

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The accrual has been arranged in the following series:

“Photographs and Negatives” (Boxes 1, 2, 7, 8, 9) consists of a mix of professional and personal photos. It includes portrait photography and photos of artwork taken by Spreitz, as well as photos of Spreitz working, with friends, and with members of the Limners. There are also some photos presumably from Spreitz’s youth or family history.

“Artworks” (Boxes 3, 8, 9) includes pencil and ink drawings, small paintings, and prints or slides of digital art.

“Correspondence” (Boxes 4, 8) primarily consists of letters from Siebner and Berman. Correspondence from other individuals is also present, to a lesser extent.

“Miscellaneous Documents” (Boxes 4, 5, 8, 9) represents materials that were filed or stored together before arriving at the archives. In an effort to maintain the artist’s original order, these have been kept together; because of this, they may contain records in a variety of media represented by other series.

“Publications” (Boxes 5, 9) regards books, magazines, and other published materials that were stored with Spreitz’s archival records.

“Objects” (Boxes 5, 9, 10) consists of artifacts including media ID tags and art objects.

“VHS” (Box 6) consists 29 VHS tapes and 2 cassette tapes.

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Access to some materials restricted due to lack of playback equipment.

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General note

The material has been arranged by medium into the different series as outlined above: “Photos and Negatives,” “Artwork,” etc. Each folder contains material that was either organized as such by Spreitz or were stored adjacently in the boxes that were received by the archives. Due to the nature of this arrangement, the “Miscellaneous Documents” folders may contain any number of media types or subject matters, as they were compiled before arriving at the archives.

Some items were removed from the collection in cases where the archivist determined irrelevance. Original envelopes, folders, and other housing have been removed and replaced with archival quality materials to ensure long-term preservation.
Paper records that seemed particularly fragile or that may pose risk to adjacent materials (such as paper with various pigments or glitter) have been isolated in acid-free envelopes.

Photographic material (including negatives) have been rehoused into archival quality sleeves.

Note that many photos, upon rehousing, have been placed in the same page as other photos that were not originally packaged together (such as loose photos). Effort has been made to place photos together based on adjacent position, but it should not be assumed that the photos do or do not have any relation based purely on their order in the new photo sleeves. If certain photos were packaged with others (in an envelope, for example), a label on the designated page and/or the archival finding aids will indicate as such.

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Created by JF, February 23, 2021.

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