Glen Alps papers, 1940-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Alps, Glen
Title
Glen Alps papers
Dates
1940-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 linear feet, (7 boxes)
Collection Number
WUA073
Summary
The Glen Alps papers include photographs, letters, invoices, advertisements, and brochures relating to the artist, professor, and business owner Glen Alps.
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 available to researchers.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Glen Alps was born in Colorado in 1914. He attended Colorado State College of Education (now known as the University of Northern Colorado) and received a Bachelors of Arts in 1940. He began attending the University of Washington in 1945 and earned his Masters of Fine Arts in 1947.

In 1956, Alps started experimenting with and developing a style of printing which he named "collagraphy." This method of printing combined printmaking with aspects of collage, often incorporating torn up paper, string, and other objects to provide additional texture to prints.

Alps taught as a member of the University of Washington Art Department until his resignation in 1984. In addition to exploring collagraphy, he also designed and sold his own line of printing presses. These machines were recognized for their utilitarian design and versitility. He died in 1996.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Glen Alps papers contain letters and writings related to Glen Alps as an artist. Also included are invoices, photographs, advertisements, and blueprints from Alps' time as proprieter and distributer of the Glen Alps Press.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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], Glen Alps papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Artwork, 1940-1999Return to Top

This series contains papers, photographs, brochures, and transcripts relating to Alps' artwork. Included are several photocopied segments of texts which describe his influence in development of collagraphy.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Interview Transcript August 11 1986 #1-A
1986 August 11
1 2
Interview Transcript August 3 1986 #1-B
1986 August 3
1 3
Interview Transcript August 11 1986 #2-A
1986 August 11
1 4
Interview Transcript August 11 1986 #2-B
1986 August 11
1 5
Interview Transcript September 8 1986 #4-A
1986 September 8
1 6
Interview Transcript September 8 1986 #4-B
1986 September 8
1 7
Interview Transcript September 16 1986 #5-A
1986 September 16
1 8
Interview Transcript September 15 1986 #5-B
1986 September 15
1 9
Interview Transcript September 15 1986 #5-C
1986 September 15
1 10
Photograph with String
Photograph portrays Alps holding a tangled length of string.
undated
1 11
Clippings Mounted, photograph with string
undated
1 12
North West Print Council talk
1997 November
1 13
Photograph, Self Portrait
1940s
1 14
Memorial Service Cards
1996 November 13
1 15
Newspaper Clippings
1973-1986
1 16
Curriculum Vitae
circa 1994
1 17
Biographical information
undated
1 18
Glen Alps Collection Documents
Folder removed to Administrative files.
1999 July 30
1 19
Catalogs
1979-1994
1 20
Catalog-Prints/Multiples Henry Gallery
1969
1 21
Catalog
1958
1 22
Catalog 1978 Governor's Invitational Art Exhibit
1978
1 23
Catalog-The Collograph: A new Print Medium
1970s
1 24
Collagraph History Articles mentioning Alps
1980-1994
1 25
Collagraph History Articles Mentioning Alps-"Collagraphy and other Printing Techniques" from Polymer Painting Book
1969
1 26
Collagraph History Mentioning Alps-Print Making Today
1972
1 27
Collagraph History mentioning Alps-The Complete Printmaker
1991
1 28
Collagraph Articles
1979-1999
1 29
Articles by Glen Alps
1969
1 30
Graphics, Spring '75 The Collagraphic Idea
1975
1 31
Collagraph Booklet
1994
1 32
The Collagraph Film Script, 47pp. Related Articles
1979-1999
1 33
Programs including Glen Alps
1992
1 34
Supply Photographs
undated
1 35
Labels
1999
1 36
Exhibition Statements
1989
1 37
Highline Community College Trial
1974

Series II:  Glen Alps Press, 1969-1988Return to Top

This series includes papers, photographs, advertisements, blueprints and ephemera relating to Glen Alps as a business owner.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Photographs of Presses
Includes slides, contact prints and information on the Glen Alps Hand Operated Model A printing press.
1973
2 2
Press Photoraphs by Tom Northington and Brochure text
1973
2 3
Adjustment and Levelling and Operating Brochure Elements
undated
2 4
Adjustment and Leveling Brochure
Includes photographs of the leveling procedure.
1973
2 5
Saga Advertisements
1970-1971
2 6
Brochure and Advertising information
1971-1975
2 7
Logo
Includes elements of the Glen Alps Press logo.
undated
2 8
Finished Brochures and Layouts
Includes slides, contact prints and information on the Glen Alps Hand Operated Model A printing press.
undated
2 9
Press Photograph
Includes slides, contact prints and information on the Glen Alps Hand Operated Model A printing press.
undated
2 10
Black and White photographs of press by William Eng
1969
2 11
Photographs of Alps with press
undated
3 1
Equipment: Presses, Rollers, Inks
Includes equipment catalogs for different presses on the market.
undated
3 2
Business Mailings
undated
3 3
Durango Bid
1971
3 4
Complaints
1987
3 5
Press Accidents - Ohio University
1969
3 6
Press Accidents - Rita Dold
Includes equipment catalogs for different presses on the market.
1975
3 7
Presses, Business Transactions
Empty folder.
undated
3 8
Business Papers
undated
3 9
Business Papers
1969-1972
3 10
Business Papers
1973-1979
3 11
Business Papers
1980-1988
3 12
Press Orders
1978-1979
3 13
Press Orders
1979-1981
3 14
Manufacturing and Press Information
1969-1973
3 15
Rainier Machine and Manufacturing Records
1971
3 16
Medicine hat College Transaction
1984-1985
3 17
University of Montana - Donald Bunse
1966
3 18
Seattle Welding
1976-1981
4
Photographs of The Glen Alps Press
Binder includes photographs, slides, and contact sheets originally grouped under the following headings: Presses, Tim Northington's Press, My Work, Photographs of Press, Model B, Photographs of My Press, Trade Marks for Nameplate, Photographs/Press.
1972
object
5 1
Oversized Glen Alps Press trademark
undated
5 2
Oversized Photograph of the Glen Alps Press
undated
5 3
Glen Alps Press
Includes printing plates for the Glen Alps Press Adjustment brochure.
undated
6
Glen Alps Press blueprints
1972
7
Glen Alps Press logos
Box includes both metal plates and rubber stamps of the Glen Alps Press logo.
undated
8
Rubber stamps and metal plates
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Arts--Northwest, Pacific
  • Fine Arts
  • printing and printmaking equipment
  • Washington
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • black-and-white photographs
  • printing plates