Scope and Content Note


This collection includes archival material documenting the life and work of Beatrice Wood received from the artist herself and from Conrad C. M. Arensberg. The Beatrice Wood Gift, 18 items collected by the artist, is comprised of two series: "Ephemera" and "Photographs." The "Ephemera" Series includes six items related to Wood's pottery studio, museum and gallery exhibitions, and the publication of her autobiography in 1985. The "Photographs" Series includes 11 images, all copy prints, of Walter and Louise Arensberg, Marcel Duchamp and his wife Alexina, Beatrice Wood, and the Arensbergs' Hollywood home at 7065 Hillside Avenue. The Conrad C. M. Arensberg Gift includes photographs, ephemera, clippings, and correspondence documenting his friendship with Beatrice Wood. The gift includes documentation of several Wood exhibitions and events, including personal photographs of her 96th birthday which she celebrated with Conrad Arensberg and his parents.