Rex Amos papers, 1885-2016  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Amos, Rex
Title
Rex Amos papers
Dates
1885-2016 (inclusive)
1956-2016 (bulk)
Quantity
36.5 linear feet, (20 boxes, 20 oversize boxes)
Collection Number
WUA070
Summary
The Rex Amos papers comprise artwork, journals and diaries, correspondence, and writings by and about the artist Rex Amos. Also included are materials and correspondence by and about multiple Pacific Northwest artists including Sandy Brooke, Matt Glavin, and Peter Voulkos as well as materials documenting Amos's extended family.
Repository
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
97301
Telephone: 503-370-6866
Fax: 503-370-6141
archives@willamette.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Collage artist Rex Amos was born on August 13, 1935 in Wallace, Idaho to Frenche Harland "Bud" Amos and Jean (Johnstone) Amos. Amos was raised in Burke, Idaho, moving with his parents and brother, Clinton, to Portland, Oregon around the age of seven. Amos graduated from Washington High School in 1953 and was drafted into the U.S. Army shortly thereafter. Having grown up near Mt. Hood, Amos's first choice would have been to be on the Army ski patrol, but instead he served as a machine gunner in the infantry from 1954 to 1956 because of his excellent marksmanship. Upon Amos's return from the Army, his father made two attempts on Amos's life. These assaults by his father continued a pattern of abuse, which had been prevalent throughout Amos's childhood. To break the cycle of violence that had been visited upon the family, Amos moved his mother to a flat in Southeast Portland. It was there he met his future wife, Diane Smith.

Around 1960 Amos, Diane, and his mother Jean moved to The Village, a neighborhood in Southwest Portland full of musicians, writers, and artists. There Amos's creativity blossomed. A jazz drummer at this time, he broke the world record for marathon drumming, playing for 82 hours. When the musicians union revoked his union card for playing this unsanctioned job, Amos moved to Big Sur, California, with friend Ron Marcus. He and Marcus worked at the Big Sur Inn and lived in a shack under a bridge. It was there Amos found his passion for creating art. Having little money for supplies, Amos began creating assemblages from materials he found in the area. At the time, Amos considered his work more an expression of political and social critique than an aesthetic creation.

Prior to this, Amos had begun studying at Portland State University (PSU) majoring in philosophy and literature and was awarded his B.S. in 1969. In the midst of his study, he befriended PSU philosophy professor Dr. Graham P. Conroy. While a student, Amos conceived and named the philosophy of Preliminism in the early 1960s. He then gave Preliminism to Conroy because Conroy deemed the giving of philosophy impossible.

After moving to a large house behind a dry cleaners on S.W. 11th and Montgomery near Portland State, Amos was able to obtain a dump license which made it possible for him to collect materials for assemblages. On a trip to New York City with friend Greg Stone in 1961, Amos visited the Museum of Modern Art and saw "The Art of Assemblage" exhibit where he was amazed to discover that he had been creating works similar to those on display.

When the city stopped issuing dump licenses, Amos turned to paper as a medium of expression. He gained much of his artistic training and inspiration through practice and by studying other artists. Meeting the painter Matt Glavin, who was teaching at UC Berkeley, transformed Amos's vision. Glavin introduced him to the process of chine collé and made it possible for him to use the facilities at Magnolia Editions. Amos has continued to work in assemblage as well as in various forms of collage.

A signature of Amos's collages are the images he uses, which are meticulously cut from published materials using scissors intended for eye surgery - a process that has earned him the moniker "The Cutter." Amos then carefully selects from thousands of these images to create detailed collages infused with literary, historical, religious, and philosophical allusions. Amos's collages have been featured in galleries and museums such as the Portland Art Museum, Magnolia Editions, the Corvallis Art Center, the 12x16 Gallery, and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Many of these are in the style of chine collé, which is a combination of collage and print-making techniques.

After more than 50 years in Portland, Amos and Diane, a retired secondary school English teacher, now live in Cannon Beach, Oregon. For more information on Amos, visit http://webpages.charter.net/direx

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Rex Amos papers are a collection of artwork, journals and diaries, biographical material, correspondence, photographs, and writings compiled by Amos. The collection also contains an oral history interview conducted with Amos in 2014. A wealth of information about Amos's life can be found in his correspondence and writings gathered largely from the mid-1950s to the 2010s. He documents his challenging childhood, his feelings about contemporary events, and the trials of friends and family's diseases, deaths, and suicides. Amos's oral history provides context to his papers and to his artwork. His correspondence reveals information about his own life as well as of the lives of those with whom he is writing, giving a unique look at life in Oregon and California through the second half of the twentieth century. There is video, newspaper, and Amos's written documentation of his care for his mother, Jean, while she had Alzheimer's disease. The Rex Amos papers represent Amos's lifetime as an artist: as an extra in Paint Your Wagon; as a jazz drummer in Portland; as an assemblage artist of materials near his home in Big Sur, California; as a collage artist creating 'gutterscapes' from scraps of used paper; to a collage artist creating chine collé for art galleries and museums in Oregon and California.

These papers also represent Amos's life as a philosopher. Amos conceived and named the philosophy of Preliminism, the theory and practice of practice. Preliminism is represented throughout Amos's papers, mentioned in correspondence, in his writing and referenced in news articles related to his work. His papers also reflect his life as a fly fisherman, clammer, and overall outdoorsman.

Along with Amos's own materials are those that he has gathered about friends and other Pacific Northwest artists. These include artwork, books, photographs, video, and writings of Amos's family and many area artists. Amos's wife, Diane, assisted in the organization and appraisal of the materials, adding context to much of the materials and many of the people featured in the papers. The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University has a collection of Amos's artwork.

The Rex Amos papers are still undergoing processing and materials are being integrated and added to the collection with the finding aid updated periodically. Please contact the repository for more information or with questions.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Access to e-mail, digital photographs, video, and audio files is available in the Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rex Amos papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I:  Art, 1955-2012Return to Top

This series includes both Amos's artwork as well as information about his artwork. Among his artwork are sketchbooks and drawings, photographs of his collages, small collages, woodcuts, and sketches he made for final printing. Information about his artwork includes newspaper clippings, correspondence with art galleries, and inventory sheets. The majority of the artwork covers his collage and drawings, but also includes his stint as an extra in Paint Your Wagon, and articles and photographs from his time as a jazz drummer.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 3
Articles on Amos's art, home and fly fishing
1968-2003
1 4
Articles on Amos's artwork
1960-2012
1 7
Portland Artists
1963-1969
1 9
Art BioBib
1991-2005
1 10
Inventory
Includes digital image of Amos's 911 boxed assemblage.
1994-1996
1 11
Gallery Receipts
1966, 1982-1994
1 12
Augen
1991-1996
1 13
Cannon Beach Gallery
1999-2007
1 14
Corvallis Art Center
1992
1 15
Erickson and Elins
1995-1996
1 16
Magnolia Editions
Includes digital portfolio of Rex Amos available through Archives digital storage.
1992-1999
1 17
NextMonet.com
1999
1 18
Portland Art Museum
1955-1991
1 19
Rental Sales
1966, 1992-1995
1 20
White Bird Gallery Cannon Beach
1980-1992
1 21
Jazz Drumming, The Village
circa 1959
1 22
Photos by Pete Beattie
1974
1 23
Photographs of Amos and his work
undated
1 24
Assemblage of photos with explanations
undated
1 25
Rex's Work
1990 October
1 26
Matt Glavin studio in Voulkos studio complex, Oakland, CA hills fire
1991
1 27
Idaho cabin outside Helmer, ID
2005
1 28
Rex's work
2001 November
1 29
Rex's work
2001 November
1 30
LOSE button
circa 1975
1 31
Poetry
undated
1 32
Announcements
circa 1963 - circa 2003
1 33
Final Agony Series article and drawings
1978-1982
1 34
Dorathy Bruce (Wentz Gallery) photographs
circa 1970
2 2
Amos's artwork photographs
circa 1965
2 11
Rex at Rutgers (illustration and letter)
1991-1995
2 31
New Foundations for Christian Thought. Drawings for a class on satire
circa 1960
2 39
"Flesh and Lace" exhibition
circa 1968
3 48
Gerry Gooch's Time cover
1966
3 49
The Monkey Nuts Notebook by King Burden
1970
3 50
Vietnam Genocide news story and collage
1969 December
3 51
Assorted articles, including Jazz, artwork and Preliminism
1977-2012
3 52
Rubber Ducky
1987
3 53
Willard Thompson
1966, 1972
3 54
Erickson and Elins request for paragraphs on collages
undated
3 55
Dorathy Bruce Farr
1989
3 56
The Stendhal Factor
1989-1990
3 57
The Stendhal Factor
1989-1990
3 58
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum materials
1975, 1987
3 59
Sketchbook
1960-1962
3 60
Sketchbook
1960-1962
4 9
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
[Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
Magnolia Editions portfolio has been transferred from floppy disc to digital storage.
undated
4 10
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 11
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 12
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 13
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 14
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 15
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 16
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 17
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 18
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 19
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 20
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 21
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 22
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 23
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 24
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 25
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 26
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 27
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 28
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 29
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 30
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 31
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 32
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 33
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 34
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 35
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 36
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 37
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 38
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 39
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 40
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 41
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 42
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 43
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
4 44
Photographs, slides and negatives of Amos's artwork
Images include exhibitions such as 30 year Rextrospective, and Rex Amos: collage and chine collé; Magnolia Editions portfolio; as well as photographs of London taken upon Amos's return from service.
undated
5 31
PSU Classical Collage Show
1985
5 32
Scissor Cuts Art Sermon
2012
5 33
Powell's Books woodcut
1962
5 34
Final Collage by Rex, used for Stendhal Factor Show
1990
5 36
Assorted articles about Amos, with photograph of Rex and Diane.
1974-1991
5 38
Ginsberg/Portland Salted Feathers
1968
5 42
Sketches
1961-1963
5 43
Rose Festival Sculpture
1971
5 44
Magnolia Editions: Works on Paper
1981-1992
5 45
Artists of Willamette Heights
1991
6 24
Art Gallery Materials
circa 1965, circa 1992; circa 1992
6 25
Articles and letters regarding artwork and Preliminism
1965-1975, 1990
7 2
Notes from Paint your Wagon
1968
7 3
Paint your Wagon
1968
7 16
NextMonet.com, Magnolia Editions, and Artists of Willamette Heights
circa 1986-1991
7 18
Assorted clippings, letters, and posters related to Amos's art and Preliminism
circa 1975-circa 2010
7 19
Classical Collage
1980
8 1
Artwork
1962
8 2
Artwork
1962
8 3
Artwork
1962
8 4
Artwork
1962
8 5
Artwork
1962
8 6
Artwork
1962
8 7
Artwork
1962
11 6
Rick Dula
2011-2012
11 19
Magnolia Gallery
1974-1991
15 53
Rex Publicity
1963-1999
15 54
Rex - Correspondence and drawings
undated
19 5
Photograph of Amos, including jazz photographs
undated
19 6
Jim Smith for Governor poster and original sketch
1978
19 7
Articles about Amos
1992, 2010-2013
21 1
Collage Postcards to Captain Nemo and Sensation
1975 March 18
21 2
Sketch for poster
undated
30
Woodcuts and Egyptian etching plate
undated
Folder
37 1
Large photographs of Amos by Pete Beattie
undated
37 2
Campaign and collage posters
undated
37 3
Corvallis Art Center
2009
 A Cannon Beach Crow Album
Amos, Rex (pht)
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929- (aut)
Text of the poems copyright © 2015 by Ursula K. Le Guin. Photographs copyright by Rex Amos.
undated

II:  Books, 1967-2012Return to Top

Books in this series are about, or written by, Amos's friends and fellow artists. Copies have been signed by the artist and/or the author. Also included is Amos's own book of poetry, The Rexerection.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
9 1
The Golovlyov Family signed by Peter Wiley
circa 1972
9 2
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
Signed by the author.
1982
9 3
The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Rediscovered Diary of Opal Whiteley Presented by Benjamin Hoff
1986
9 4
Trout Fishing in America
1967, 2012
21 5
Signed edition of Beatrice Hablig's book Renaissance Angels
1979
39 1
The Rexerection by Rex Amos
2011
39 2
Photography, History and Science by Gerald H. Robinson
Signed by the author.
2006
39 3
Elusive Truth: Four Photographers at Manzanar by Gerald H. Robinson
Signed by the author.
2002
39 4
The Art of Peter Voulkos by Rose Slivka and Karen Tsujimoto
1995
39 5
Peter Voulkos Retrospective
1995
40 1
the REVIEW magazine volume 18
1972

III:  Correspondence, 1954-2013Return to Top

This series contains correspondence written between Amos and his friends and family. It is arranged into subseries to reflect the individuals with whom Amos was corresponding. The correspondence covers topics such as life, travel, fly fishing, artwork, family and friendship. Many of Amos's envelopes contain his drawings and/or collages. Many of the letters contain drawings as well.

These materials retain original order. The majority of the correspondence is organized in reverse chronological order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Amos Family
Correspondence in this subseries is largely between Rex, his mother, Jean, and Diane Amos. These include letters from Amos during his time in the Army, as well as those written while he was in Ireland with Matt Glavin and Graham Conroy. Also included are Amos's letters to members of congress, and letters to the editor regarding various local and international issues.
1954-2012
Box Folder
2 15
Dublin, Ireland letters
1968-1969
4 45
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 46
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 47
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 48
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 49
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 50
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 51
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 52
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 53
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 54
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 55
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 56
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 57
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 58
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 59
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
4 60
Letters home from Dublin in the winter of 1968
1968 October-1969 January
7 12
Maurice Harland correspondence
1965-1975
7 17
Rex to Clinton Amos
1998
7 20
Family Letters
1974, undated
7 36
Correspondence with Diane Amos
1978
7 37
Letters to Diane Smith
1962-1972
7 38
Postcards to Amos family
1971-1975
7 39
Rex to Amos and Smith; Rex to Diane
1967-1974
7 41
Rex to Amos and Smith
1961-1979
7 42
Rex to Amos Family
1968-1985
7 43
Rex to Amos Family
1970-1980
7 44
Rex to Amos Family
1970-1986, 2000
7 45
Family Correspondence
1973, 1980-1986
7 46
Rex
1962, 1980-1981, 1990
7 47
Rex
undated
7 48
Rex to Diane
1991 May - October
7 49
Correspondence: Letters to Diane Amos, Matt Glavin and Graham Conroy
1992-1994
7 50
Letters to Diane
1971, 1994
7 51
Rex to Diane
1993
7 52
Rex to Diane
1990
7 53
Rex to Diane
1989
12 12
Darlene Brown to Jean Amos
1980 August 4
12 13
Sandra Brown wife of Gene Brown to Diane and Rex
2011 July 21
12 14
Lois and Roger Hallingstad
2004 November
12 15
Charles Amos
1972-2007
12 16
From Clinton
1953-1955
12 17
Clinton
1967-2010
12 18
Clinton
1967-2010
12 19
Rex to Clinton
1967, 1992
12 20
Diane
1949, 1967-2012; 1967-2012
12 21
Diane
1949, 1967-2012; 1967-2012
12 22
Diane
1949, 1967-2012; 1967-2012
12 23
Diane
1949, 1967-2012; 1967-2012
12 24
Matt Glavin to Diane
1974 June 20
12 25
Rex to Diane
1961-1974
12 26
Diane
1968, 1978, 1990
12 27
Jean Amos
1962-1974
12 28
Rex Amos to Jean Amos and Diane Smith
1962-1971
13 1
Jean
1967-1998
13 2
Response to Channel 8's production, "Another Home for Mom"
1989
13 6
Jeff
1967-1987
13 7
Johnstone Family and Amos
1971-2000
13 8
Travel Maps
circa 1970-1990
13 9
Travel Correspondence
1988
13 10
Rex and Diane to Mom, Clint, Charles and Jeff
1995 September 4
13 11
Rex Amos to Jean Amos, London, England
1985 July - August
13 12
Rex Amos to Amos Family, England
1985 August
13 13
Amos to Jean Amos, Athens, Greece
1985
15 6
Charles
1982 April
15 42
Fort Lewis Washington Special Orders
1956
15 43
Rex's Army Letters
1954 September-1956 July
15 44
Rex's Army Letters
1954 September-1956 July
15 45
Diane Smith correspondence with Congress regarding Donald Smith's R and R.
1969 December - 1970 January
15 46
Correspondence with Congress
1972-1974
15 47
Rex's Letters
1977-2002
15 48
Spectrum 70 letters
1970
15 49
Letters to newspapers and politicians
1963, 1972-1979
15 50
Rex's letters to the editor
1980-1989
15 51
Rex's letters to the editor
1990s
15 52
Rex's letters to the editor
2001, 2012
15 55
Cards - Yellow and White
1989
17 17
Letters from London to Barbara Kerr
1985
Subseries B: Tom Albright and Beatrice Hablig
Tom Albright and Beatrice Hablig are friends of Rex and Diane Amos. Albright was a controversial and influential art critic in the San Francisco Bay area. Hablig is an artist of mostly paintings, pastels, and photography.
1974-2010
Box Folder
6 5
Beatrice Hablig correspondence
1978
6 6
Beatrice Hablig and Tom Albright
1977-1980
6 7
Beatrice Hablig and Tom Albright
1977-1980
6 9
Beatrice Hablig to Rex
1977-1978
6 10
Beatrice Hablig to Rex
1977-1978
6 11
Beatrice Hablig to Rex
1977-1978
6 22
Letters to Tom Albright
1981
10 1
Albright-Hablig
1975-2010
15 18
Tom Albright
1974-1980
17 13
Tom Albright and Beatrice Hablig
1977-1979
Subseries C: Rob Bell
1974-1989
Box Folder
10 2
Rob Bell
1976-1989
10 3
Rob Bell
1974-1978
Subseries D: Sandy Brooke
Sandy Brooke is a friend and advocate of Amos's artwork.
1979-2002
Box Folder
10 4
Sandy Brooke
1980-2011
10 5
Sandy Brooke
1980-2011
10 6
Sandy Brooke
1980-2011
10 7
Sandy Brooke
1979-2002
10 8
Sandy Brooke from Rex
1989, 1996-1999
10 9
Jim Brooke
1979-1988
15 15
Sandy and Jim
1979-1985, 1995
17 7
Sandy Brooke to Rex and Diane
1985
17 21
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 22
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 23
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 24
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 25
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 26
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 27
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 28
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 29
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 30
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 31
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 32
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 33
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 34
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 35
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 36
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 37
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 38
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 39
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 40
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 41
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 42
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 43
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 44
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 45
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 46
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 47
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 48
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 49
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 50
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 51
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 52
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 53
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 54
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 55
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 56
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
17 57
Sandy Brooke Correspondence
The majority of these materials are from Rex and Diane Amos to Sandy Brooke, as well as Jim Brooke. Among this correspondence are an Artspirit article about Henry Sayre, Graham Conroy poetry, and articles on the Stendhal Effect. Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
1979-1997
Subseries E: Clark
1962-2007
Box Folder
10 10
(Bud) Clark
1987-2007
10 11
(Bud) Clark
1987-2007
10 12
Dudley Clark
1962-1989
10 13
Dudley Clark
1962-1989
10 14
Dudley Clark - Preliminist
1970, 1994
15 3
Bud and Sigrid
1984, 1987
Subseries F: Frank Conaway
Frank Conaway was a friend and English professor at Portland State University. He lived in Portland's Savier Street neighborhood where Rex and Diane Amos moved in 1966.
1965-2001
Box Folder
2 10
Frank Conaway correspondence
1965-1967
6 29
Frank Conaway
1965-1966
10 15
Frank Conaway
1990-1995
10 16
Conaway
1966-2000
10 17
Conaway
1966-2000
10 18
Conaway
1969-2001
15 12
To Frank from Rex
1967, 1984, 1994
Subseries G: Graham Conroy
Graham Conroy was a professor of philosophy at Portland State University and friend of Amos. Amos gave him the philosophy of Preliminism after Conroy said it was impossible to give away a philosophy.
1968-2012
Box Folder
11 1
Conroy
1968-2012
11 2
Conroy
1968-2012
Subseries H: Dorathy Bruce Farr
1965-1988
Box Folder
11 7
Dorathy Bruce Farr
1965-1988
7 31
Typed Dorathy Bruce Letters
1965 July 2 - 1966 July 2
Subseries I: Matt Glavin
Matt Glavin is a San Francisco Bay area abstract expressionist painter, long-time correspondent and friend of Amos's. Also included are letters from Tangla Boothby, formerly married to Gary Ewing.
1967-1999
Box Folder
2 34
Matt Glavin letter
1994 December 13
6 12
Matt Glavin to Rex Amos
1979
6 20
Matt Glavin to Rex Amos
1974
6 21
Matt Glavin to Rex Amos
undated
7 13
Glavin to Amos
1974 March
7 21
Matt Glavin
1967, 1998
13 40
Glavin to Amos
1960s
13 41
Glavin to Amos
1970-1977
13 42
Glavin to Amos
1970-1977
13 43
Glavin to Amos
1970-1977
13 44
Glavin to Amos
1970-1977
13 45
Glavin to Amos
1970-1977
13 46
Glavin to Amos
1970-1977
13 47
Glavin to Amos
1970-1977
13 48
Glavin to Amos
1970-1977
13 49
Glavin to Amos
circa 1973
13 50
Glavin to Amos
1978-1979
13 51
Glavin to Amos
1978-1979
14 1
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 2
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 3
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 4
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 5
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 6
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 7
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 8
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 9
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 10
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 11
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 12
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 13
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 14
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 15
Glavin to Amos
1980-1993
14 16
Matty's Angst
1993
14 17
Glavin to Amos
1994-1999
14 18
Glavin to Amos
1994-1999
14 19
Glavin to Amos
1994-1999
14 20
Glavin to Amos
1994-1999
14 21
Glavin to Amos
undated
14 22
Amos to Glavin
1965 October
14 23
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 24
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 25
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 26
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 27
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 28
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 29
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 30
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 31
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 32
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 33
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 34
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 35
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 36
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 37
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 38
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 39
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 40
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 41
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 42
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 43
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 44
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 45
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 46
Amos to Glavin
1970-1996
14 47
Amos to Glavin
2012
14 48
Amos to Glavin
undated
17 16
Tangla Boothby (Purdom) (correspondence and drawing)
1978
19 2
Letters from Tangela Boothby
1967 February
Subseries J: Jeanne Gostnell
Letters from Jeanne Behrens, Marcus, Gostnell, to Amos.
1969-2003
Box Folder
15 14
Jeanne
1972, 1979-1980
16 21
Jeanne to Rex
1988 March 9
16 22
Sister's death
1988 October 4
16 23
Gostnell
1969-2001
16 24
Holiday Cards Jeanne to Rex
undated
16 25
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 26
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 27
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 28
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 29
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 30
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 31
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 32
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 33
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 34
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 35
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 36
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 37
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 38
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 39
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 40
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 41
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 42
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 43
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 44
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 45
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 46
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 47
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
16 48
Jeanne to Rex
1969-2003
Subseries K: Karen and Gary Guy
1964-2008
Box Folder
7 24
Rex to Gary and Karen Guy, never sent
1974 March 30
7 40
Postcards, Gary Guy and Ron Marcus
circa 1967
11 11
Guy
1968-2000
11 12
Guy
1974-1982
11 13
Guy
1964-2008
11 14
Guy
1964-1980
15 13
Gary and Karen
1972-1974
17 11
Gary Guy
1967, 1978, 1981
17 20
Gary Guy
1964
Subseries L: Ben Hoff
1975-1988
Box Folder
11 16
Ben Hoff
1975, 1988
Subseries M: Ron Marcus
"Letters from a Big Sur Troll (Ron Marcus started 1961)"
1961-1974
Box Folder
16 1
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 2
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 3
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 4
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 5
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 6
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 7
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 8
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 9
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 10
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 11
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 12
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 13
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 14
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 15
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April-1967
16 16
Copies of correspondence from Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 September 5 - 1964 June 15
16 17
Harper's Magazine
1966 June
16 18
Copies of correspondence from Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1961 April - 1964 June
16 19
Assorted Big Sur Letters
1961, 1964
16 20
Ron Marcus to Rex Amos
1971, 1974
Subseries N: Robert Murtagh
1964-1966
Box Folder
15 33
Robert Murtagh notebooks
1966
15 34
Robert Murtagh journal entry and drawing from Amos
1964, 1966
15 35
Robert Murtagh: Story of his suicide pact
1966
15 36
Robert Murtagh from Dorathy
1966
15 37
Robert Murtagh from David
undated
15 38
Letters from Robert Murtagh's attorney
1966 September
15 39
Robert Murtagh to Rex Amos
undated
15 40
Rex to Robert Murtagh
1965 - 1966 March
Subseries O: Bill Nuckols
1963-1980
Box Folder
15 23
Bill Nuckols to Rex
undated
15 24
Bill Nuckols
1964
15 25
Bill Nuckols
1964
15 26
Bill Nuckols
1964
15 27
Bill Nuckols
1964
15 28
Bill Nuckols
1964
15 29
Bill Nuckols
1964-1965
15 30
Bill Nuckols to Rex
circa 1963
15 31
Bill Nuckols for President
1979-1980
15 32
Seagram's Seven Marching Band
undated
31
The Box
Materials contained in a shoe box from Bill Nuckols to Amos. Writing, letters, and artifacts were gathered in 1963 on a trip with Graham Conroy.
1963
38
Bill Nuckols to Rex
Poster-size letter written in charcoal, wrapped in fabric.
1964 August
Subseries P: David Pomerantz
1964-1985
Box Folder
11 27
Liz and David Pomerantz
1964-1985
17 18
From David Pomerantz to Rex Amos
1985
Subseries Q: Gerald Robinson
1961-1998
Box Folder
7 22
Gerald Robinson
1974, 1985, 1998
11 28
Gerald H. Robinson
1961-1997
Subseries R: Rick Rubin
1976-2003
Box Folder
12 1
Rubin
2003
12 2
Rubin
2003
12 3
Rubin
2003
12 4
Rubin
2003
17 12
Rick Rubin postcards
1976, 1981, 1990
Subseries S: Greg Stone
1961-2000
Box Folder
12 7
Spence
1984-2000
12 8
Letters from Greg Stone to Rex Amos
1964-1970
12 9
Greg Stone
1961-1979
Subseries T: Peter Wiley
1951-1997
Box Folder
2 26
Peter Wiley letters
1951
12 11
Peter Wiley, Poems
1963-1997
Subseries U: Miscellaneous Correspondence
1959-2013
Box Folder
11 5
Audrey Daniel
1982-1993
1 5
Jack Eyerly correspondence
1977
11 8
Grant-Bartl
1974-2008
11 17
Lori Hope
1989-2000
17 19
Joel Keizer
1999
11 18
Susan Keizer
1984-2009
15 4
Charlie Kelso
1973, 1974, 1979
15 5
(guru) Charlie Kelso
1974, 1982
11 20
Petra and Michael Mathers
1986-2003
11 21
Petra and Michael Mathers
1986-2003
11 22
Con Melland
1959-1986
11 23
Roxanne Mossman
1967
7 25
Willard Thompson
1972
12 10
Melinda Thorsnes
1995, 2010-2011
17 5
Gloria and Phil letters
1985
1 6
Newt and Rachael Vietnam - etc.
1966-1977
7 14
Testimony regarding Medicaid Funding
1991
7 35
Assorted correspondence to Matt Glavin, Sandy Brooke, and regarding Frank Giese
1964-1985
15 1
To Black Pup from Underdog
1982-1983
15 2
Barbara
1973-1974, 1984
15 7
Correspondence with David
1984-1987
15 8
Rex to Dolores
1985, 1987
15 9
Don
1974, 1979
15 10
Dr. Ed Campbell
1972, 1975
15 11
Edith (Smith - Diane's mother)
1972
15 16
Jonathan Nicholas
1985, 1990
15 17
To Ken from Rex
1985
15 19
Letters from Amos to unknown
1973-1980
15 20
Assorted correspondence
1971-1979
15 21
Assorted correspondence
1980-1988, 2001
15 22
Miscellaneous
1963-2001
15 41
Ubu News to Amos
1988, 1990, 2013
16 49
Letter to Matt
1970 August
17 2
Birthday and Anniversary cards
2012-2013
17 4
Letters from Mary
1985
17 6
Assorted Correspondence
1985
17 8
Mary Constans
1985
17 9
Correspondence Graham Conroy and Frank Conaway
1985 August - September
17 10
London Dental Horror Story, 50th Birthday
1985
17 14
Dudley Clark, Robert Peirce, Cannon Beach Art Association
1979, 2013

IV:  Email, 2002-2016Return to Top

This series comprises emails Amos sent to family and friends. As with the correspondence, emails are filled with attachments of photographs, newspaper clippings and drawings. Email content includes life information, party planning, birthday wishes, holiday greetings, and remembrances of Matt Glavin after the announcement of his death in January 2013.

Materials retain original order.

Emails can be viewed in the archives via an .mbox reader.

Description Dates
Abramson_Michelle
2013-2014
Amos_Charles
2008-2015
Amos_Clinton
2009-2011
Amos_Jeff
2011-2015
Amos_Rex_and_Diane
2012-2014
Anicker_Karen
2013
Ayres_Betsy
2014-2015
Ayres_Harry
2013-2015
Beattie_Pete_and_Mary
2013-2015
Bell_Rob
2011-2014
Bengel_Erick
2014-2015
Bowling_Bill
2013
Brockway_Barbara
2015
Brooke-Sayre
2011-2014
Brooke-Sayre_Sandra_Brooke
2010-2014
Capper_Michael
2012-2015
Carlsons (Kay and David)
2009-2015
Clark_Bud
2003, 2009-2015
Clark_Jason
2012
Clark_Nicolas
2013
Clark_Rachel
2011-2014
Classen_Allan
2010-2014
Conaway_Frank
2009-2013
Conaway_Frank_and_Terry
2015
Congdon_Marcia
2014
Conroy_Gillian
2014
Conroy_Graham
2002, 2009-2014
Constans_Mary
2012-2015
Daniel_Audrey
2015
Dula_Rick
2002, 2009-2015
Durheim_Gary
2014
Ellis_Bill_and_Tammy
2015
Farnsworth_Don_and_Era
2012, 2015
Farnsworth_Era
2003, 2012-2013
Friedland_Pat
2014
Fulwiler_Dustin
2015
Fulwiler_Kathleen
2014-2015
Glavin_Melissa
2013
Goose_Group
2014
Gostnell_Jeanne
2009-2015
Grant-Bartl (Rainmar Bartl)
2012-2015
Hablig_Beatrice
2013-2015
Hamil_John
2003, 2009-2015
Henley_John
2011-2013
Heyser_Norma
2011-2015
Hintz_Dale_and_Linda
2012-2015
Holmes_KC
2012-2014
Hood_Laurel
2003, 2012-2015
Hubert_Lindsay
2015
Hubert_Lynnette
2012-2014
Hull_Roger_and_Bonnie
2011-2015
Hultz_re_Bud_Clark
2005
Huntington-Risley (Tommy and Robin)
2013
Janke (Linda Williams and Peter)
2009-2015
Jiroudek_Tom
2012-2013
Johnson_Daryl-Hank
2012-2015
Kamali (Kelly Ayres)
2013
Keizer_Susan
2009-2015
Keller_Candy
2007-2010
Kimball_David
2013
Kingery (Jim and Peg)
2009-2015
Kirshrot (Herb)
2012-2015
Le_Guin_Charles_and_Ursula
2009-2015
Le_Guin_Elisabeth
2015
Lindsey_Peter
2011-2015
Logan_Ron
2011-2015
Longaker_Irene
2014
Longstreth-Brown_Kittu
2012
Lorish_Fred_and_Elizabeth
2012-2015
Love_Matt
2009-2015
Marx_Eve
2015
Marx_RJ
2015
McCarthy_Nancy
2011-2015
McConaughy_William
2010-2015
McMenamin
2013
McRobinson_Mary_WU
2012-2015
Miscellaneous
2002-2003
Morris-Scholz (Tom and Sally)
2009-2015
Pander_Henk
2013
Paulat_Tamara
2012-2015
Peirce_Bob
2002, 2012-2014
Pinson (David)
2009-2015
Pollock-Nuckols
2010-2012
Prostate_Pals
2008-2014
Rice_Bob
2004
Rooper (Cleve and Marilyn)
2012-2015
Rubin_Charlotte
2010-2015
Sevde (Jim and Barbara)
2013
Stadlbauer_Fred
2013
Stewart_Bonnie
2014
Stone_Greg
2010-2013
Tanksley_Dolores
2010-2012
Temple_Barbara (Temple-Ayres)
2015
Weinstein-Rankin
2012-2013
Wong_John
2010-2015

V:  Family and Friends, 1885-2013Return to Top

This series includes materials Amos has gathered about and by his family, friends and many Pacific Northwest artists. Included are biographical materials about Amos and his family, accounts of caring for his mother, Jean, and artwork from artists such as Peter Voulkos and Matt Glavin.

Items in this series retain original order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Amos Family
1885, 1920-2013
Box Folder
2 14
Another Home for Mom
1988-1989
2 32
Helen Chehak stenographic certificate
1920
2 35
Rex's Maternal Genealogy
1906, 1969-1971
2 40
Charter Communications
2004
2 41
Newspaper articles by Amos, art inventory, and drawing by Sheilagh Conroy
1969-1971
2 42
These notes go with those in the brown wooden box
undated
4 1
Fourteen Wonderful Years by Rex Amos
circa 1953
4 2
Johnstone Family Archives
1951-2012
4 3
Jean Amos, Multnomah Hospital
1971-1973
4 4
Charles Amos email to Rex and Diane
2013 November 23
4 5
Amos House
1999
4 6
Jack Johnstone (photographs and autograph book)
1885, 1926
4 7
Burke Idaho family photographs
undated
4 8
Burke and Wallace, Idaho
1994, 2001
5 1
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 2
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 3
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 4
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 5
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 6
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 7
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 8
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 9
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 10
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 11
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 12
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 13
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 14
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 15
Village Jazz/Tangela Glavin
1960-1989
5 37
Fly Fishing articles
1982
5 41
Difficulties trying to help raise nephews
1972-1978
5 46
Clams
1983, 2006
7 30
Photo of Rex's 65th
1978-2000
13 3
Portland Funeral Alternatives Memorial Service
1994
13 4
Personal Record
Papers of Jean Amos.
1928, 1974, 1985
13 5
Logan Estate
1997-1999
16 60
Patti "Hart" Eisenhart to Diane
1957 July 29
16 61
Letter to Diane from Marilee Smith, friend from Coberg, Oregon
1958 April 25
16 62
Letter to Diane from mother, Edith
1956
16 63
Diane modeling photographs. Taken in the Village
Slides.
1958
18 8
Amos's home newspaper articles
1988, 1993, 2003
19 1
Thayne and Helen Logan
1988, 2013
32
Native American beaded gloves; baby shoes including one pair of fur doll shoes
undated
33
Clinton and Rex Amos's baby clothes; Idaho Territorial Centennial flag
1932-1935, 1963
Folder
34 1
Thayne and Helen Logan
The majority of these materials are photographs including buildings designed by Barrett and Logan Architects, family and friends, and paint-out picnics. Also included is Helen's diary of their 1966 trip to the Middle East and Europe, announcements, cards, and a Golden Anniversary book.
1920-1970
34 3
Diane modeling photographs taken in "The Village"
1959-1960
36
Amos Family notes
1959-1960
item
1 1
On the Road with Rex and Putsy
Transferred from two cassette tapes to archives digital storage.
1989 November
1 2
On the Road with Rex and Putsy
Transferred from two cassette tapes to archives digital storage.
1991 April 30
1 3
Mom's Birthday
Transferred from cassette tape to archives digital storage.
1989
1 4
New Year's Eve and Family visit
Also on audio is "1. Doug's wall, 2. Jeff and Dolores's guitar, 3. xmas 1989 at Bishop Morris care center with Mom #1 and #2." Transferred from cassette tape to archives digital storage.
1989-1990 January 27
Subseries B: Tom Albright and Beatrice Hablig
Materials include articles written by Albright as well as photographs.
1965-2005
Box Folder
5 35
Letter about Tom Albright and Matt Glavin
1982 December 20
6 1
Photographs of Tom Albright and Amos
undated
6 4
Louise Nevelson book, review, and photograph
1977-1980
6 8
Tom Albright
1975-1985
6 15
Gary Flash, Artist A Preliminist Story by Tom Albright
undated
6 16
Tom Albright
1977-1984
6 18
Beatrice Hablig to Rex
1975
16 50
Wild Dog number 15, volume II
1965
17 3
Rex's 70th Birthday Party
2005
18 6
Tom Albright Reviews and Portland Article
1975-1985
21
The Red Mouse Incident or A Bicentennial Memory (artwork by Beatrice Hablig)
1976 July
Folder
21 4
Article by Thomas Albright (in the City of San Francisco)
1975 August 24
28
Letter from an artist to an art critic
Artist Harry Fritzius sent this book of cards and art to art critic Thomas Albright. Albright later sent it to Rex as a gift.
undated
Subseries C: Pete and Mary Beattie
Materials include articles and photographs as well as a home video.
1969-2012
Box Folder
6 30
Rex Amos Scissor Cuts
1969
6 31
Moriah and Mary Beattie article
2012 March
6 32
Beattie
1968-1993
6 33
Beattie
1968-1993
29
Pete and Mary Beattie photographs
circa 1977
item
1 5
Trapline
1997-1998
Subseries D: Rob Bell
1963-2001
Box Folder
1 8
Rex meeting and clippings about author Don Berry
1963, 2001
7 10
Rob Bell
1976, 1992, 1998
Subseries E: Louis Bunce
1979-2007
Box Folder
1 35
Louis Bunce
1979-2007
2 16
Remembering Louis Bunce
Includes article by Amos.
2007 August 13
2 28
Louis Bunce newspaper articles
1979, 2007
Subseries F: Bud and Sigrid Clark
1999-2001
Box Folder
7 4
Sigrid Clark's memorial book
2001
7 7
Sigrid Clark
2000
7 8
Bud Clark letter and photo of Rex and Diane
1999
Subseries G: Graham Conroy
Materials include manuscripts and writings by and about Conroy.
1960-2013
Box Folder
5 25
"For Rex" Graham Conroy and Carl Dahlstrom
Materials in these folders include negatives from a party for Graham Conroy and Mary Constans, some Preliminism material, and the following manuscripts written by Carl Dahlstrom: From Grandfather's Rocking Chair; Concerning Proposals for a Good Life and Good Society; Some Contemporary Theses; and Two Highly Important Matters for Our Day.
1960
5 26
"For Rex" Graham Conroy and Carl Dahlstrom
Materials in these folders include negatives from a party for Graham Conroy and Mary Constans, some Preliminism material, and the following manuscripts written by Carl Dahlstrom: From Grandfather's Rocking Chair; Concerning Proposals for a Good Life and Good Society; Some Contemporary Theses; and Two Highly Important Matters for Our Day.
1960
5 27
"For Rex" Graham Conroy and Carl Dahlstrom
Materials in these folders include negatives from a party for Graham Conroy and Mary Constans, some Preliminism material, and the following manuscripts written by Carl Dahlstrom: From Grandfather's Rocking Chair; Concerning Proposals for a Good Life and Good Society; Some Contemporary Theses; and Two Highly Important Matters for Our Day.
1960
5 28
"For Rex" Graham Conroy and Carl Dahlstrom
Materials in these folders include negatives from a party for Graham Conroy and Mary Constans, some Preliminism material, and the following manuscripts written by Carl Dahlstrom: From Grandfather's Rocking Chair; Concerning Proposals for a Good Life and Good Society; Some Contemporary Theses; and Two Highly Important Matters for Our Day.
1960
5 29
"For Rex" Graham Conroy and Carl Dahlstrom
Materials in these folders include negatives from a party for Graham Conroy and Mary Constans, some Preliminism material, and the following manuscripts written by Carl Dahlstrom: From Grandfather's Rocking Chair; Concerning Proposals for a Good Life and Good Society; Some Contemporary Theses; and Two Highly Important Matters for Our Day.
1960
5 30
"For Rex" Graham Conroy and Carl Dahlstrom
Materials in these folders include negatives from a party for Graham Conroy and Mary Constans, some Preliminism material, and the following manuscripts written by Carl Dahlstrom: From Grandfather's Rocking Chair; Concerning Proposals for a Good Life and Good Society; Some Contemporary Theses; and Two Highly Important Matters for Our Day.
1960
7 11
Graham Conroy
1976, 1983, 2013
7 15
Harry Series
1960
11 3
Graham Conroy
1977-1995
11 4
Graham's Testimony (Conroy)
1994 May 3
16 51
Graham Conroy
undated
Subseries H: Matt Glavin
Materials include artwork by Glavin, photographs, and a book in memory of Glavin.
1965-2013
Box Folder
6 13
Matt Glavin's Quick Drawing contest
1968
6 14
Matt Glavin
1974-1978
6 17
Matt Glavin to Rex Amos
1974
6 19
Matt Glavin
1968-1985
13 14
In Memory of Matt Glavin
2013
13 15
Glavin Exhibit Information
1968-1992
13 16
Glavin letter and exhibition fliers
1962-1964, 1989
13 17
Threads and Things; Letters and drawings by Glavin
1977
13 18
Drawings by Amos and Glavin
circa 1975
13 19
Clippings about Glavin
circa 1980
13 20
Matt Glavin resume
circa 1968, circa 2003
13 21
Addresses
undated
13 22
Matt and Albright
1977 January - March
13 23
"Excerpt from 'Art as Co-creation" (Matt Glavin)
undated
13 24
Drawings
1989-1996
13 25
Glavin to Barbara Sevde
1995
13 26
Glavin correspondence with Candy
1972-1973
13 27
Matt to Chris
1993
13 28
Glavin to Floyd Christenson
1999
13 29
Glavin to Diane
1974-1975
13 30
Matt Glavin correspondence with Melissa Glavin
1974-1984
13 31
Glavin to Jules
1988
13 32
Glavin letters
1972-1973, circa 1988
13 33
To Pete
1974-1977
13 34
Suzanne McMillan to Glavin
2010
13 35
Glavin to unknown
1972
13 36
Mary Glavin
undated
13 37
Glavin photographs
1969-1970, circa 2000
13 38
Meaning of icon imagery for Rita (Augen Gallery material)
1993
13 39
Matt Glavin regarding Augen Gallery
1972, 1993
16 52
Matt Glavin
circa 1965 - circa 1993
16 53
Amos writing about helping Matt Glavin
1967 August - 1968 January
17 15
Matt Glavin File
1976, 2002
21 3
Matt Glavin exhibit announcement
undated
34 2
Voulkos-Glavin-Amos etc.
undated
Subseries I: Gloria Gray
1988-2004
Box Folder
7 6
Gloria Gray regarding Gertrude Stein's cookbook recipes
undated
11 9
Gray
1988-2004
11 10
Gray
1988-2004
Subseries J: Rick Rubin
1972-2005
Box Folder
12 5
Rick Rubin
1972-1986
12 6
Rick Rubin
1982-1987, 1999
18 5
The Neighbor with Rick Rubin
2005
Subseries K: Henry Sayre
1990-2002
Box Folder
16 50
Henry Sayre
1990, 2002
Subseries L: Peter Voulkos
1989-1996
Box Folder
5 16
Peter Voulkos
circa 1978-2002
5 17
Peter Voulkos
circa 1978-2002
5 18
Peter Voulkos
circa 1978-2002
5 19
Peter Voulkos
circa 1978-2002
5 20
Peter Voulkos
circa 1978-2002
5 21
Peter Voulkos
circa 1978-2002
5 22
Peter Voulkos
circa 1978-2002
5 23
Peter Voulkos
circa 1978-2002
5 24
Peter Voulkos
circa 1978-2002
19 4
Peter Voulkos
1989, 1996
item
1 6
Voulkos "This and That"
1989-1993
1 7
Peter Voulkos: A Work in Progress
1995 August 14
Subseries M: Friends and family materials
1967-2013
Box Folder
2 37
Jack Eyerly
1967
7 62
Letter to Beth Fagan
1980 February 27
2 27
Clifford Gleason exhibition at Blackfish Gallery
1985
2 17
1960s photos assemblage icons
1991 February 25
7 60
Articles about healer Tenny Hale
1972-1973
7 27
John Henley
circa 1987
11 15
Part of Rex's History
1979
7 26
Ben Hoff article
1985
7 9
Joel Keizer: Journal entries
1984 March - June
2 38
Dr. Francis J. Newton - Curator Portland Art Museum
1972-1979
11 24
Sean Ohrenich
1981-2005
11 25
Eunice Parsons
1996-2012
11 26
Robert Peirce
1990-2003
2 30
Gerald Robinson: 35 Years of Photography
1984
6 23
Canadada Elvis Stamp
1993
2 29
Oregon Artists and some California
1976-1977
2 36
Paris Magazine
1984 Autumn
18 4
News articles featuring Bud Clark, Sandy Brooke and Henry Sayre, and the Campuzano family
1997, 2009, 2013
19 3
Various artists
1964-1984, 2000-2013
35
Box includes a tin of notes with an Angela Reedy nametag, and a message in a wine bottle
Both were found on the beach where Ecola Creek enters the ocean on the north side of Cannon Beach.
2004, 2012

VI:  Oral History, 2014 January 27Return to Top

available in archives digital storage via .mp3 audio file. one hour, forty-five minutes.

Amos participated in an Oral History interview conducted by Roger Hull, Professor Emeritus of Art History and Senior Faculty Curator, Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. In the interview, Amos discusses his childhood in northern Idaho and the trials of living with an abusive father. He also talks of his time at Portland State University; his philosophy, Preliminism; and his artwork. Context is given to various parts of his collection including The Village, where he lived with Diane and his mother, Jean; the large house on Savier street in Portland; taking care of his mother who was afflicted with Alzheimer's disease; and the compilation, or lack thereof, of his archive. Also in attendance for this interview were Diane Amos, Bonnie Hull, and University Archivist, Mary McRobinson. Amos supplemented his oral history interview with several written addenda via email.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
17 58
Oral interview additions
2014 January

VII:  Philosophy, 1975-1999Return to Top

Amos conceived and named the philosophy of Preliminism in the early 1960s. He then gave it to friend and Portland State University professor, Graham Conroy. This series includes writing and articles related to the philosophy of Preliminism, as well as the opposing philosophy of Ultimism. The article "Pair Pursues the Practice of Practice" in The Neighbor outlines Preliminism and the friendship of Amos and Conroy. The promotional stickers and buttons mentioned in this article can be found throughout the Rex Amos papers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 2
Ultimist White Paper
undated
6 3
Preliminism
1979-1990
6 26
Preliminism
undated
7 33
Tentative Notes Toward an Archive of Preliminism
circa 1985
7 55
Preliminism Ltd.
1975
7 61
Preliminism
1985
7 63
Photographs from Jack Eyerly taken at Preliminist exhibit in Polly Eyerly's office
undated
18 7
Preliminism newspaper articles
1980-1985, 1999
20 1
A Journey through the Land of Preliminism: A photo essay by Ultima (Beatrice Hablig)
undated
20 2
The Ultimists' Preliminist trip to Europe
1977 July
20 3
Ultima Presents
undated
21 1
The Legend of Hellhole
1976 November

VIII:  Writing, 1958-2013Return to Top

This series contains Amos's journals, notes, poems, and scrolls. He wrote his thoughts about life events including caring for his mother, the death of his brother, Clinton, and his childhood. He wrote of current events and includes information about his conception of Preliminism.

Sealed envelopes are to remain sealed as per Deed of Gift.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Written on the Run. Original, unrevised
1962
1 2
Written on the Run. Revised and printed edition
1962
2 1
Poetry
1964
2 3
Caring for Mother
1988
2 4
Spontaneous poems and writings
1963
2 5
"Black Panther in Fat City" unrevised
circa 1963-1964
2 6
The Monkey Nuts Notebook
undated
2 7
This time I'm going to write a letter
undated
2 8
Death. "Deluxe limited edition" original is in diary form
undated
2 9
Writings from the 1960s
1960-1969
2 12
Big Sur, etc. and other writing
1960s
2 13
"Remembering 9/11/2001" Front illustration and first essay by Rex. (Project of Charles Le Guin)
circa 2001
2 33
Hoodoo Times
1973 February
2 18
Notes and Poems prior to 1963
circa 1958-1962
2 19
Notes and Poems prior to 1963
circa 1958-1962
2 20
Notes and Poems prior to 1963
circa 1958-1962
2 21
Notes and Poems prior to 1963
circa 1958-1962
2 22
Notes and Poems prior to 1963
circa 1958-1962
2 23
Notes and Poems prior to 1963
circa 1958-1962
2 24
Notes and Poems prior to 1963
circa 1958-1962
2 25
Notes and Poems prior to 1963
circa 1958-1962
3 1
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 2
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 3
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 4
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 5
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 6
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 7
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 8
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 9
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 10
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 11
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 12
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 13
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 14
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 15
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 16
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 17
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 18
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 19
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 20
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 21
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 22
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 23
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 24
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 25
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 26
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 27
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 28
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 29
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 30
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 31
Sealed envelopes
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
1964-1967
3 32
Daily Schedule
1971 January - May
3 33
Envelope of writing
1965 February
3 34
Envelope of writing
1965 March
3 35
Finding the Middle; Finding the Middle (addenda)
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
undated
3 36
King Burden
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
undated
3 37
For the Troubled Gut
1965
3 38
Poems
undated
3 39
Dream Book #3
Sealed envelopes containing Amos's writing/journals are to remain sealed per Deed of Gift.
undated
3 40
Journal
1962
3 41
The Stendhal Effect
1990
3 42
Journal
1978
3 43
Journal
2004
3 44
Journal
2007
3 45
Black Panther in Fat City
1965
3 46
Photograph of Amos in a garden
undated
3 47
Written on the Run (copy)
circa 1961
5 39
Portland State Papers
undated
5 40
Portland State Papers
undated
6 27
"Confessions of a Tool"
1965 July
6 28
Confessions of a Tool #1
1964
7 1
Suzhou/Portland poem
undated
7 22
Rexerection draft
undated
7 28
Booklist and notes
1974
7 29
Various and Sundry
1987-1997
7 32
Watergate Clippings
1973-1974
7 34
Portland State College graduation checklist
1969
7 56
Phase I-Phase 8
1965, 1973
7 57
"Fun City" Part I
1973
7 58
Articles about Cameron's bookstore including some of Rex's writings inside
1966
7 59
Poems
1959
16 54
Assorted writing
1972
16 55
Vietnam War, Football, Meatloaf Nixon
1973 January
16 56
Letter to the Editor and College English class papers
1958, 1987
16 57
Black Panther in Fat City by Rex Amos
1965
16 58
Daily Log
1971 August
16 59
Old Trapper Tree Farm
1972 September - October
17 1
Notes: trip to Europe and returning a Chevrolet
1976, 1984
18 1
Assorted articles including annotations by Amos and jazz material.
1963, 1970-1974
18 3
Amos's letters to the editor
1988, 2010
item
23 4
Dream Book #1
undated
23 5
Dream Book #2
undated
22 1
Journal
1960
22 2
Journal
1962
23 1
Journal
1962
23 2
Journal
1964
22 3
Journal
1964
23 3
Journal
1965
22 4
Journal
1965
22 5
Journal
1966-1967
22 6
Journal
1967-1968
22 7
Journal
1967-1968
22 8
Journal
1969-1970
22 9
Journal
1969-1970
22 10
Journal
1970
22 11
Journal
1970
22 12
Journal
1970
22 13
Journal
1970
22 14
Journal
1970
22 15
Poem pad
1970 January
22 16
Journal
1972
22 17
Journal
undated
22 18
Journal
undated
24 3
Journal
1980
22 19
Diary
1983
22 23
Gift box
undated
24 1
Journal
undated
24 2
Journal
undated
24 4
Rex Amos Inaccroachable Calendar
2003
25 1
Journal
2005
22 20
Journal
2006
22 21
Journal
2007
26 1
Journal
2008
25 2
Journal
2009
25 3
Journal
2010
26 4
Breakdown after suicide of brother
2010-2011
26 5
Breakdown after suicide of brother
2010-2011
22 22
Journal
2011
25 4
Journal
2011
26 2
Journal
2012
26 3
Journal
2013
27 1
Scrolls
One handwritten and eight typed scrolls. Written in the form of a journal with dates, or as a play with dialog. The handwritten scroll is a story of going to Cameron's bookstore.
undated
27 2
Scrolls
One handwritten and eight typed scrolls. Written in the form of a journal with dates, or as a play with dialog. The handwritten scroll is a story of going to Cameron's bookstore.
undated
27 3
Scrolls
One handwritten and eight typed scrolls. Written in the form of a journal with dates, or as a play with dialog. The handwritten scroll is a story of going to Cameron's bookstore.
undated
27 4
Scrolls
One handwritten and eight typed scrolls. Written in the form of a journal with dates, or as a play with dialog. The handwritten scroll is a story of going to Cameron's bookstore.
undated
27 5
Scrolls
One handwritten and eight typed scrolls. Written in the form of a journal with dates, or as a play with dialog. The handwritten scroll is a story of going to Cameron's bookstore.
undated
27 6
Scrolls
One handwritten and eight typed scrolls. Written in the form of a journal with dates, or as a play with dialog. The handwritten scroll is a story of going to Cameron's bookstore.
undated
27 7
Scrolls
One handwritten and eight typed scrolls. Written in the form of a journal with dates, or as a play with dialog. The handwritten scroll is a story of going to Cameron's bookstore.
undated
27 8
Scrolls
One handwritten and eight typed scrolls. Written in the form of a journal with dates, or as a play with dialog. The handwritten scroll is a story of going to Cameron's bookstore.
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27 9
Scrolls
One handwritten and eight typed scrolls. Written in the form of a journal with dates, or as a play with dialog. The handwritten scroll is a story of going to Cameron's bookstore.
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IX:  Hats, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
Hat 1
Knox fur hat (tan) with brim
"I can't remember what it is except for its soft finish. I wore it to piano recitals and concerts by the Oregon Symphony." -Rex Amos
Hat 2
Panama hat with black band
"Charlie Chan style with sharp ridge along the crown. I wore it to outdoor events during the summer." -Rex Amos
Hat 3
Washington State Parks Stetson
"This was given to me by Sam and Connie Diack when we were with Bud Clark visiting them at their place on the Deschutes River. They had it for a long time but it didn't' fit anyone until I came along. For a man who many say has a big head, I wear a small hat. The Diacks called this the "Ranger Rex" hat." -Rex Amos
Hat 4
Salvation Army cap
"I believe there is a woman's name sewn inside (Pearl L. VanHoorn). I wore this cap to parties and in parades. But it was most often a nice display atop one of our bookshelves." -Rex Amos
Hat 5
Will Work for Jesus baseball cap
Hat 6
Black Homburg
"I wore it to Preliminist events. Have a photo standing outside the White Bird Gallery in Cannon Beach dressed all in black with a red lion tie to go with a red and black Preliminist button. I am with Diane, mother, brother and nephew. That night I gave away about 50 albums of a disco version of Tuxedo Junction. I got them from a record store in Berkeley that had gone out of business. The company had put them in the garbage." -Rex Amos
Hat 7
Borsalino
"I rarely wore it because it is a finely tuned hat and of rare vintage. Check inside at the sweatband for good graphics." -Rex Amos
Hat 8
German Military Helmet
Hat 9
Sailor's cap
"I think 'Portland' is hand-printed inside the band. You can tell it is old because of the rattan-like lining. I called it my Latvian Navy cap after pinning a piece of junk jewelry to the front. People believed me. Wore it to many parties." -Rex Amos.In the inside band has "W. G. Harrington" and "Portland Oregon" hand-printed.
Hat 10
Fur Hat (Chinese)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Arts--Northwest, Pacific
  • Fine Arts
  • journals (accounts)
  • poetry
  • Personal Names :
  • Albright, Thomas
  • Amos, Clinton
  • Amos, Diane
  • Amos, Jean, 1910-1994
  • Beattie, Mary
  • Beattie, Pete
  • Bell, Rob
  • Brooke, Sandy
  • Bunce, Louis, 1907-1983
  • Clark, Bud (J. E. "Bud")
  • Clark, Sigrid
  • Conaway, Frank
  • Conroy, Graham
  • Dahlstrom, Carl
  • Glavin, Matt, 1926-
  • Gostnell, Jeanne
  • Guy, Gary
  • Guy, Karen
  • Hablig, Beatrice
  • Hoff, Ben
  • Johnstone, Jack
  • Logan, Helen
  • Logan, Thayne
  • Marcus, Ron
  • Murtagh, Robert
  • Nuckols, Bill
  • Pomerantz, David
  • Robinson, Gerald H., 1927-
  • Rubin, Rick, 1931-2014
  • Stone, Greg
  • Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002
  • Wiley, Peter
  • Corporate Names :
  • Cannon Beach Arts Association
  • Corvallis Art Center
  • Magnolia Editions
  • Family Names :
  • Amos family
  • Johnstone family
  • Logan family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Burke (Idaho)
  • Portland (Or.)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Wallace (Idaho)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • sketchbooks