Rick Bartow papers, 1955-2018  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bartow, Rick, 1946-2016
Title
Rick Bartow papers
Dates
1955-2018 (inclusive)
Quantity
21 linear feet, (42 boxes)
Collection Number
WUA126
Summary
The Rick Bartow papers document the art career and personal life of Rick Bartow from 1955-2016. This collection includes extensive materials concerning Bartow's relationships with three Oregon galleries: Jamison-Thomas Gallery, Froelick Gallery, and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. It also includes sketchbooks and loose sketches, personal and art-related correspondence, family records, photographs and slides of Bartow's art, and materials related to Bartow's music and bands - Bartow and the Snub-Nosed Dullards and Bartow and the Backseat Drivers.
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
Sponsor
Processed with funds provided by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission's (NHPRC) Access to Historical Records grant.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Rick Bartow was a prolific Native American artist and blues and rock musician who lived and worked primarily in Newport, Oregon. He was a member of the Mad River Band of Wiyot Indians, an indigenous tribe of northern California, and maintained close ties with the Siletz tribe. Bartow was born on December 16, 1946 and died on April 2, 2016 from congestive heart failure.

In 1969, Bartow earned a Bachelor of Arts in secondary art education from Western Oregon State, now known as Western Oregon University. Before he could begin teaching, he was drafted into the Vietnam War, where he served from 1969 to 1971 as a teletype operator and musician in military hospitals. His traumatic military service experiences often influenced his art and music.

Bartow's art career began with exhibitions at galleries in Newport, Oregon. In 1985 he was selected for a solo exhibition at Jamison/Thomas Gallery in Portland, Oregon. He exhibited at Jamison's galleries in Portland and New York until Jamison's death in 1995. Bartow was then represented by Charles Froelick of Froelick Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Bartow's work can be found in museum collections throughout the United States including the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, New York; the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts; the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana; the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC; the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon; the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona; the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon; and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon.

Bartow worked in a variety of media and created small and large scale art. His 26-foot tall carving The Cedar Mill Pole was displayed in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden at the White House in 1997. Bartow's pair of 20-foot tall cedar sculptures We Were Always Here were commissioned by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Dedicated on September 21, 2012, the sculptures are on display on the northwest corner of the museum overlooking the National Mall, across from the Washington Monument.

Bartow's 35-year career as an artist was celebrated through the retrospective exhibition "Things You Know But Cannot Explain," which traveled through various museums in the United States from 2015 to 2019. This exhibition opened in April 2015 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon and continued to the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma; North Dakota Museum Of Art In Grand Forks, North Dakota; IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; Washington State University in Pullman, Washington; The Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho; the Schingoethe Center of Aurora University Aurora, Illinois; the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, California; the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon; and the C. N. Gorman Museum at UC Davis, Davis, California.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Rick Bartow papers document the art career and life of Rick Bartow from 1955 to 2016. Series I (Art career) contains gallery exhibition fliers, correspondence, resumes, artist statements, catalogues of Bartow's works, publicity articles about Bartow and his art, and records of awards and fellowships. Series II (Personal records) includes drawings and correspondence from Bartow's children and grandchildren, CDs and posters for Bartow's bands, clothing and glasses, and an extensive collection of Bartow's art supplies and tools. Series III (Correspondence) contains art-related correspondence concerning art purchases and exhibitions and personal correspondence with family, friends, and other artists including D. E. May, Tom Cramer, and John Bevan Ford. Series IV (Photographs and slides) contains photographs of Bartow, his family, and other artists as well as slides of Bartow's art from the Froelick Gallery and the Jamison/Thomas Gallery. Series V (Books and periodicals) includes various books and magazines that were important to Bartow and represent his personal library.

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.

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Preferred Citation

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Art career, 1955-2018Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Jamison - Thomas Gallery
1984-1995
Box Folder
1 1
Jamison years - finished business / receipts, etc. (Native American Invitational Purchase - Washington State Arts Commission and Art in Public Places program - correspondence and contracts)
1984-1985
1 2
Jamison years - master resume and photos (resume and artist statement)
1985
1 3
Jamison years - AICA (American Indian Contemporary Arts) (exhibition correspondence and materials)
1985
1 4
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (publications featuring Bartow's art) (folder 1 of 2)
1985
1 5
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (publications featuring Bartow's art) (folder 2 of 2)
1985-1987
1 6
Jamison years - Jamison / Thomas (correspondence, publicity articles, and exhibition materials)
circa 1985-1986
1 7
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) - press releases (includes publicity articles, artist statements, exhibition fliers, and photograph negatives)
circa 1985-1991
1 8
Jamison years - newspaper and magazine articles
1985-1993
1 9
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (correspondence from Tom Cramer)
1986-1988
1 10
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (personal correspondence to Rick Bartow from friends) (folder 1 of 2)
1986-1989
1 11
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (personal correspondence to Rick Bartow from friends) (folder 2 of 2)
1987-1991
1 12
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (art-related correspondence concerning exhibitions, art sales, and art donations) (folder 1 of 3)
1986-1993
1 13
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (art-related correspondence concerning exhibitions, art sales, and art donations) (folder 2 of 3)
1985-1991
1 14
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (art-related correspondence concerning exhibitions, art sales, and art donations) (folder 3 of 3)
1987-1991
1 15
Jamison years (Jamison - Thomas Gallery representation) (exhibition fliers and brochures for other artists)
1987-1992
1 16
Jamison years (Jamison - Thomas Gallery representation) (exhibitions of Bartow's art - fliers and brochures)
1987-1993
1 17
Jamison years - exhibition fliers and correspondence
circa 1987
1 18
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) - Shaman's Drum journal correspondence regarding interview
1988
1 19
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (correspondence from Jamison - Thomas Gallery to Bartow about exhibitions and publicity) (folder 1 of 2)
1988-1992
1 20
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (correspondence from Jamison - Thomas Gallery to Bartow about exhibitions and publicity) (folder 2 of 2)
1988-1992
1 21
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (mask - making workshop at the Oregon Art Institute)
1989
1 22
Jamison years - Oregon Historical Society: Contributing Artist: the Oregon Art Community 1939-1989
1989-1990
1 23
Correspondence and exhibition photographs from Jamison - Thomas Gallery
1992
1 24
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) - magazine and newspaper articles
1993-1994
1 25
Jamison years - Bartow transcript (interview transcript)
1994 April 1
1 26
Closure of the Jamison - Thomas Gallery - includes newspaper articles and correspondence
1995
1 27
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) - John Hawkes (landscape photographs)
undated
8 1
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (publications featuring Bartow's art) (folder 1 of 3)
1979-1982
8 2
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) - Art Biz (art business - resumes and exhibition materials)
1984-1985
8 3
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) - Galeria Mesa: Partlow / Lawrence (Lawrence Gallery exhibitions, contracts, and correspondence and contracts with Galeria Mesa - Arizona)
1984-1986
8 4
Jamison years - Bartow press / media articles
1985-1993
8 5
Jamison years - magazine articles / coverage (publicity)
1986-1989
8 6
Jamison years (represented by Jamison - Thomas Gallery) (publicity - newspaper articles and magazine articles)
circa 1986-1992
8 7
Jamison years (Jamison - Thomas Gallery) - publicity articles
circa 1987
8 8
Jamison years - correspondence from Jamison - Thomas Gallery concerning exhibitions
circa 1990
8 9
Draft of book of poems by Timothy Kelly - sent to Bartow for his review
1993 August
item
23 1
Rick Bartow - Jamison Thomas Gallery - inventory records
1986 June - 1995 March
Subseries B: Froelick Gallery
1989-2016
Box Folder
2 1
End Jamison - begin Froelick (resumes, artist statements, and personal notes)
circa 1989-1998
2 2
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (exhibition fliers and brochures)
circa 1990-1998
2 3
End Jamison - begin Froelick (exhibition fliers and pamphlets)
1991-1998
2 4
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (publicity newspaper articles)
1994-1999
2 5
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (correspondence from galleries asking to represent Rick Bartow)
1995 March
2 6
End Jamison - begin Froelick (correspondence concerning tribal ancestral human remains at Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand)
1996
2 7
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (correspondence from the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum about book)
1996-1997
2 8
End Jamison - begin Froelick (correspondence from the Derek Simpkins Gallery of Tribal Art)
1996-1997
2 9
End Jamison - begin Froelick (correspondence from The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde concerning art for the Health and Wellness Clinic)
1996-1998
2 10
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (magazine articles about Bartow and his art)
1996-1999
2 11
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (Native American organizations newsletters and poster)
circa 1998
2 12
Correspondence from Charles Froelick and Froelick Gallery concerning Bartow's art
1997-2004
2 13
Correspondence - Froelick Gallery to other galleries on behalf of Rick Bartow
1999-2002
2 14
Correspondence by Froelick Gallery concerning Bartow's art
1999-2003
2 15
Correspondence from Froelick Gallery
2000-2005
2 16
Correspondence from Froelick Gallery to Bartow
2001-2005
2 17
Correspondence from Froelick Gallery to Rick Bartow
2002-2016
2 18
Correspondence from Froelick Gallery concerning Bartow's art
2006
2 19
Exhibition - "Sparrow Song" at Froelick Gallery
2016
8 10
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (correspondence from James Thornbury)
circa 1985-1997
8 11
End Jamison - begin Froelick (correspondence from Froelick Gallery to Rick Bartow concerning art exhibitions and sales)
1989-1998
8 12
End Jamison - begin Froelick (correspondence from friends and acquaintances)
1992-1997
8 13
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (art - related correspondence concerning exhibitions and art sales) (folder 1 of 2)
circa 1992-1999
8 14
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (art - related correspondence concerning exhibitions and art sales) (folder 2 of 2)
circa 1992-1999
8 15
End Jamison - begin Froelick (correspondence with Toshiaki Yanagisawa - Yanagisawa Gallery, Japan)
1993-1998
8 16
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (correspondence from Froelick Gallery on behalf of Bartow)
1993-1999
8 17
End Jamison - begin Froelick (correspondence from the Heard Museum concerning "Shared Visions" and the White House exhibition "Honoring Native America"
1994-1997
8 18
End Jamison - begin Froelick (art - related correspondence concerning exhibitions and art sales)
1994-1998
8 19
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (correspondence from Froelick Gallery to Bartow concerning art, exhibitions, and publicity)
circa 1994-1998
8 20
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (correspondence between Froelick Gallery and other galleries on behalf of Bartow)
1994-1999
8 21
End Jamison - begin Froelick (correspondence from John Bevan Ford)
1995-1998
8 22
End Jamison - begin Froelick (Vietnam War veterans correspondence regarding art by veterans)
1996
8 23
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (drafts of "Another Perspective on AIDS")
circa 1996
9 1
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (personal correspondence from friends) (folder 1 of 3)
circa 1990-1999
9 2
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (personal correspondence from friends) (folder 2 of 3)
circa 1990-1999
9 3
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (personal correspondence from friends) (folder 3 of 3)
circa 1990-1999
9 4
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (correspondence from Toshiaki)
1996-1999
9 5
Correspondence from Froelick Gallery (letters and emails)
1999-2002
9 6
Art supplies lists and costs - correspondence from Froelick Gallery
2001
9 7
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (publicity - newspaper and magazine articles)
1993-1998
9 8
End Jamison - begin Froelick (represented by Froelick Gallery) (publicity - newspaper and magazine articles and press releases)
1992-1997
item
24 1
Rick Bartow - Froelick Gallery - inventory records
1995 August - 2000 June
25 1
Rick Bartow - Froelick Gallery - inventory records
2000 June - 2013 September
Folder
43 2
External hard drive containing Bartow art documentation (exhibits, images, press, resume, statements, video) from the Froelick Gallery
2019
Subseries C: Hallie Ford Museum of Art
2002-2005
Box Folder
2 20
Correspondence from the Hallie Ford Museum of Art regarding exhibitions and symposiums
2002 January 7 - February 20
2 21
"Rick Bartow: My Eye" exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art: correspondence, slides, artist statement, fliers, and art checklist
2005
9 9
Correspondence to Bartow art lenders for exhibition "Rick Bartow: My Eye"
2003 December
28 1
H. F. (Hallie Ford Museum of Art) (exhibition fliers for various museums and galleries, newspaper articles, and photographs and information concerning Bartow's masks)
1997-2009
28 2
H. F. (Hallie Ford Museum of Art) (exhibition fliers for various museums and galleries, newspaper articles, and art for sale at galleries)
2011-2014
28 3
H. F. (Hallie Ford Museum of Art) (newspaper and magazine articles, exhibition fliers, and family history notes)
2015
28 4
H. F. (Hallie Ford Museum of Art) (retrospective exhibitions fliers and articles, memorial articles for Bartow, correspondence, and documents for "Things You Know But Cannot Explain" exhibit) (folder 1 of 2)
2015-2016
28 5
H. F. (Hallie Ford Museum of Art) (retrospective exhibitions fliers and articles, memorial articles for Bartow, correspondence, and documents for "Things You Know But Cannot Explain" exhibit) (folder 2 of 2)
2015-2016
28 6
H. F. (Hallie Ford Museum of Art) (various exhibition fliers, magazine articles, newspaper articles, and posters)
2016-2018
28 7
H. F. (Hallie Ford Museum of Art) (exhibition materials for "Things You Know But Cannot Explain," publicity articles, and posters)
circa 2017-2018
Subseries D: Exhibitions
1980-2016
Box Folder
2 22
Exhibition fliers and catalogs
1982-2013
2 23
Exhibition catalogs, fliers, and brochures
1989-2006
2 24
Exhibition fliers and brochures (folder 1 of 2)
1989-2015
2 25
Exhibition fliers and brochures (folder 2 of 2)
1989-2015
2 26
Correspondence and gallery layout for exhibition in Japan
circa 1992
2 27
Exhibition fliers and catalogs
1994-2002
2 28
Exhibition catalog - "Drawing the Line" - a national touring exhibition
1995
2 29
The Native American Fine Art Invitational brochure
1997
2 30
Brochure for "Head + Heart + Hands" exhibition
circa 1998
2 31
Exhibition catalogs and brochures for various galleries - for Bartow and other artists
1998-2016
2 32
Exhibition brochure draft: From the Heart: Author Drawings by Rick Bartow
2000
2 33
"Rick Bartow: Through Many Eyes" - essays about Bartow by other artists
2002
2 34
National Museum of the American Indian brochures and pamphlets
circa 2002
2 35
"Rick Bartow: Discovery and Fusion" exhibition at Maryhill Museum of Art - guest book
2003
2 36
The National Museum of the American Indian - exhibition materials, maps, and correspondence
circa 2005
2 37
Exhibition brochures, pamphlets, and booklets
2006-2015
2 38
Exhibition booklets and brochures
2011-2015
2 39
Exhibition materials and itineraries
circa 2012-2018
2 40
WOSU contract (Western Oregon University Health and Wellness Center Artist Agreement)
2011
2 41
Artist's statements and resumes
undated
3 1
Exhibition catalogs for other artists - Fritz Scholder and Nathan Oliveira
1980-1983
3 2
Exhibition catalogs for other artists: Kakei Goro, Morris Graves, and multiple artists at the Heard Museum
1980-1998
9 10
Exhibition fliers and brochures for Bartow and other artists - includes Bartow's exhibition schedule
1986-2016
9 11
Exhibition materials for other artists
1988-2001
9 12
Te Atinga: Indigenous Visual Arts Wananga - Aotearoa New Zealand (conference exhibition materials)
1992-1996
9 13
Exhibition catalogs, fliers, and brochures
2000-2011
9 14
Exhibition pamphlets, articles, and brochures (includes 1st Thursday booklets) for Bartow's art
2003-2004
9 15
The Art of Ceremony: Regalia of Native Oregon exhibition catalog
circa 2008
Subseries E: Art and sketchbooks
1997-2014
Box Folder
3 3
Sketchbooks with notes
undated
3 4
Small sketchbooks (include notes)
undated
3 5
Sketchbooks and notebooks
undated
3 6
Sketchbooks - include notes
undated
3 7
National Museum of the American Indian totem pole commission - includes sketches, photographs, and correspondence
Removed CD labeled NMAI and placed in Box 27.
circa 1999
3 8
Proposal for: "Art Project - It's Not Just Black and White"
2000 September 5
3 9
Interstate Max Public Art in Portland, Oregon: art guide, brochure, correspondence, sketches, and blueprints
circa 2000-2004
3 10
"Salmon in the City" project - correspondence, information sheets, and artist contract
circa 2005
3 11
National Museum of the American Indian - totem pole commission (includes correspondence, sketches, blueprints, photographs, and schedules)
circa 2006
3 12
National Museum of the American Indian: Sculpture Design Proposal (totem poles) (includes correspondence)
2006
3 13
NMAI (National Museum of the American Indian sculpture proposal - includes concept, budget, correspondence, and contracts for totem poles)
circa 2011
31 6
NMAI project (National Museum of the American Indian project sketches and notes)
undated
32 2
Smithsonian Institute - National Museum of the American Indian sketches
undated
3 14
McMinnville Downtown Association Committee for Public Art (MDACPA) - request for qualifications for the Art at the Yamhill County Transit Center
circa 2014
3 15
Proposal for the Municipal Swimming Pool in Newport, Oregon - created by Lillian Pitt, Rick Bartow, Mikkel Hilde, and Saralynn Hilde
undated
3 16
"Heartbeat of the River" - art project for the Western Oregon Health and Wellness Center - designs and descriptions of art
undated
3 17
Small painting by Bartow
undated
3 18
Posters designed by Bartow for plays
undated
3 19
Bartow's art used in publications
undated
3 20
Tax return receipts - income and purchases for art career
2008
3 21
Tax return receipts - income and purchases for art career
2009
9 16
Sketches and blueprints for art - includes the Cedar Mill Pole
circa 1997-1998
9 17
Loose sketches
undated
9 18
Sketchbook - sketches only on front cover
undated
9 19
Sketchbook "For Japan Use" - with notes
undated
29 1
Sketchbook "odds n' sods"
1998-1999
29 2
Sketchbook and personal journal (includes correspondence and photographs)
circa 2005-2011
29 3
Sketchbook
undated
30 1
Small sketchbooks/journals
undated
30 2
Small sketchbook/journal
undated
30 3
Sketchbook - with notes and photographs
undated
31 5
Loose sketches and paintings, correspondence from Paper Nao, and Japanese graphics
circa 1980-2001
32 1
Sketches with notes
undated
item
34 1
Copper plates
undated
35 1
Fox - head doll made by Bartow
undated
35 2
Copper plate with self - portrait
undated
35 3
Plexi - glass plate etching of fish head
undated
35 4
Wood carving of animal and fetus
undated
35 5
Wood art and correspondence from Seii Hiroshima
2016 February 8
36 1
Copper plates and plexi - glass etchings: animal images commissioned by Seiichi Hiroshima
List of images included. Some copper plates removed for display at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.
undated
38 1
Art supplies, tools, and painting jacket
Includes color pencils, paint brushes, paint, and spatula.
undated
37 1
Basket made by Julie Swan (Bartow's wife)
undated
39 1
Wooden puppets made by Bartow
Includes complete puppet and parts of puppets.
undated
Folder
33 1
Sketches with notes
Undated
33 2
Smithsonian Institute - National Museum of the American Indian sketches
Undated
Subseries F: Awards and fellowships
1999-2015
Box Folder
3 22
The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art - correspondence, application, and brochure
1999-2000
3 23
The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art - correspondence and event information
2001
9 20
Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art press releases and news articles
2001
3 24
Certificate from the Oregon Youth Authority MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility
2000 December 15
3 25
Flintridge Foundation Award for Visual Arts - correspondence
2001-2002
3 26
Certificate of Appreciation from the Chemawa Indian School
2003 March 26
3 27
Proclamation by the Mayor of Newport, Oregon, recognizing Bartow's commission and retrospective exhibition
2012-2015
Subseries G: Publicity
1955-2018
Box Folder
3 28
Newspaper and magazine articles about Rick Bartow and his art: includes newspaper articles about Bartow and his family when he was a child
1955-2012
3 29
Oregon Magazine - includes article about Bartow
1988
3 30
1st Thursday - Portland Gallery Exhibitions (brochures)
2001 October - 2002 March
3 31
Newspaper articles, magazine articles, and publicity about Bartow and his art
2004-2006
3 32
Articles and brochures about Rick Bartow and his art
circa 2005
3 33
Scrapbook - Oregon Arts Watch - "In the Studio: Rick Bartow carves a spot on the National Mall"
circa 2012-2018
3 34
"Rick Bartow: Dance Harder! (Hal o may yah)" by Lois Allan
undated
3 35
Memorial comments and articles for Rick Bartow after his passing (April 2, 2016)
2016
3 36
Major projects, NMAI (National Museum of the American Indian) poles, bronze sculptures (news articles)
circa 2012
3 37
Documents sent to museums around the country prior to JMSA opening ("Things You Know But Cannot Explain" exhibition)
circa 2015
3 38
Random articles (news articles about Bartow and his art)
1997-2005
4 1
Major essays (essays written about Rick Bartow)
circa 1992-2018
4 2
Random articles (news and magazine articles about Rick Bartow and his art)
2016-2018
9 21
Newspaper articles about Bartow and his art
1987-1999
9 22
Magazine articles (full magazines) about Bartow and his art
1989-2001
9 23
Newspaper articles about Bartow and his art
1990-2007
10 1
Newspaper and internet articles about Bartow, his art, and exhibitions
1994-2003
10 2
Newspaper articles about Rick Bartow
1994-2004
10 3
Newspaper articles about Bartow and his art - includes articles about artists Lillian Pitt and John Bevan Ford
2000-2005
10 4
Newspaper articles, magazine articles, and press releases about Bartow and his art exhibitions
2002-2006
10 5
Museum and magazine articles and calendar featuring Bartow's art
2015
31 4
Magazine articles about Rick Bartow and his art
1999-2008

Series II:  Personal records, 1957-2018Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Family records
1957-2018
Box Folder
4 3
Bartow's grade cards and high school diploma
circa 1957-1965
4 4
College transcripts - reprint
circa 1997
4 5
Bartow family photographs - correspondence with B. M. Preston
1988
4 6
Sketches and notes by Booker Bartow (Rick Bartow's son)
undated
4 7
Photographs of Booker Bartow
undated
4 8
Drawings and cards from Bartow's children
undated
4 9
Sketches and art to Bartow from his children and grandchildren
undated
4 10
Correspondence concerning Julie Swan's baskets, exhibitions, and projects
1996-2000
4 11
Correspondence from Contemporary Crafts (gallery) concerning Julie Swan (Bartow's wife) exhibition
2000
4 12
Julie Swan resume and artist's statement
undated
4 13
Bartow's passport
1992
4 14
Vietnam veteran documents - questionnaire and statistics
undated
4 15
Military ephemera - Veterans of Foreign Wars membership card, star patches, and sergeant pin
undated
4 16
Various business cards with notes
undated
4 17
Notes from therapist after Bartow's stroke
undated
4 18
Memorial poem for Rick Bartow by Terrie Stewart
2016 February 9
4 19
Pamphlet for "Rick Bartow in Spirit" - a play by Merridawn Duckler
2018
10 6
Drawings and notes from grandchildren and art by son, Booker
undated
Subseries B: Music and writing
1992-2016
Box Folder
4 20
Publicity for Bartow's band Cyrano and the Snub Nosed Dullards - newspaper articles, fliers, and photographs
circa 1992-1998
4 21
Poster for Cyrano and the Snub Nosed Dullards (Bartow's band) - poster created by Booker Bartow
undated
10 7
Publicity for Bartow's band - Cyrano and the Snub Nosed Dullards
1996
4 22
Fliers for Bartow's music performances at Club Twelve Sixteen
circa 2011
4 23
Flier for music performance for Bartow
undated
4 24
Press release for Bartow's CD "Bartow Minus 2"
undated
4 25
Bartow music CD sales records
2010-2011
4 26
Original song lyrics by Rick Bartow
undated
4 27
Rick Bartow's Pic Pad (music note pad)
undated
4 28
Notebook - includes song lyrics and notes for food sculptures
undated
4 29
Small notebook with a few personal notes
undated
4 30
Small journal
undated
4 31
Personal notes (includes loose sketches)
undated
4 32
Calendar (with notes)
2002
4 33
Engagement calendar with notes
2005
4 34
Calendars with notes
2013-2014
4 35
Personal journals and calendar (care after stroke)
circa 2016
31 1
Calendars with notes
circa 2007-2016
item
26 1
Journal and sketchbook - photographs and correspondence leaved throughout
undated
27 1
Bartow and the Backseat Drivers CD - "Dry Ground"
2 copies of this CD
undated
27 2
Bartow a.k.a. Cyrano and the Snub-Nosed Dullards "Minus 2"
2 copies of this CD
undated
27 3
Bartow and Black Dog "Bone Road"
2 copies of this CD
1999
27 4
Rick Bartow / Sunnyland / Rowdy bob Howdy "Painted Tin"
2 copies of this CD
undated
27 5
Various music CDs
10 music CDs from various artists
undated
Subseries C: Ephemera
1978-2010
Box Folder
4 36
Drake (Drake Deknatel - artist and friend - articles and correspondence)
circa 1978-1991
4 37
Collections of poems and correspondence from Elizabeth Woody
circa 1992
4 38
Oregon Book Awards booklet (Rick Bartow presented award to his friend Barry Lopez)
2008
4 39
Federal fish and wildlife permit, correspondence regarding ordering carcasses from the National Eagle Repository, and taxidermy invoice
2010
31 2
Lizzy (poems by E. K. Caldwell)
circa 1989-1997
item
32 1
Shirt and vest belonging to Rick Bartow
undated
40 1
Eye glasses worn by Bartow
undated
41 1
Hats worn by Bartow
Includes two hats.
undated
42 1
Cloth with Japanese writing printed on it
undated

Series III:  Correspondence, 1983-2017Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Art-related
1987-2017
Box Folder
4 40
Correspondence concerning Bartow's art
1987-2014
4 41
Correspondence concerning Bartow's art and exhibitions
1993-2004
4 42
General museum and exhibition correspondence concerning exhibits and art requests
1995-2002
4 43
Correspondence for art purchases - includes bills of sale
1997-2009
4 44
Correspondence concerning Bartow's art exhibitions and art for permanent collections
1998-2004
4 45
Correspondence from Azabu Kasumicho Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
1999
4 46
Correspondence from Tacoma Art Museum regarding exhibitions and art donations
2001 March 9 - June 15
4 47
Correspondence from the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper regarding residency arrangements for workshop
2001 August 1
4 48
Correspondence from LewAllen Contemporary Gallery regarding exhibitions and art purchases
2001
4 49
Correspondence from George Johanson concerning "Equivalents - Portraits of 80 Oregon Artists"
2001
5 1
Correspondence from Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts
2001-2016
5 2
Correspondence from the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
2002 April 16
5 3
Correspondence from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian concerning the "12 Artists" exhibition
2002 September 24 - 2003 February 7
5 4
Correspondence from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian concerning Bartow's appointment to the Advisory Committee of the National Native American Veteran's Memorial
2015 August 20
5 5
Correspondence from various galleries and patrons concerning exhibitions and art sales
2002-2003
5 6
Correspondence concerning exhibitions and art
2004-2006
5 7
Correspondence regarding exhibitions, art sales, and art rentals
2005-2007
5 8
Correspondence about Bartow's art, permanent gallery collections, and art permissions
2005-2007
5 9
Correspondence from the National Museum of the American Indian concerning art donation - includes book "Indigenous Motivations"
2006 October
5 10
Correspondence concerning exhibitions and art contributions
circa 2007-2015
5 11
NMAI (Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian - correspondence regarding deeds of gift for Bartow's art)
2013 August
5 12
Correspondence regarding art donations and exhibitions
2013-2016
10 8
Correspondence from gallery representatives concerning Bartow's art and exhibitions
2001-2003
10 9
Correspondence from gallery representatives concerning Bartow's art and exhibitions
2003
10 10
Correspondence regarding exhibitions and art donations
2004-2017
31 3
Large card to Rick Bartow from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art exhibit interpreters (includes photographs)
undated
item
38 2
Rolled correspondence in wooden cylinder box - includes travel itinerary
undated
Subseries B: Personal
1983-2016
Box Folder
5 13
Correspondence from friends - cards, letters, and photographs
circa 1986-2003
5 14
Correspondence from friends
1988-2002
5 15
Correspondence from friends
1988-2010
5 16
Correspondence from friends (includes pictures)
circa 1990-2005
5 17
Personal correspondence from friends (cards and letters)
1992-2016
5 18
Correspondence from friends (cards, letters, and photographs)
1992-2003
5 19
Correspondence from D. E. May
circa 1995-1999
5 20
Correspondence from John Bevan Ford
1995-2000
5 21
Correspondence from friends
circa 1995-2006
5 22
Correspondence to Rick Bartow from friend James Thornbury.
circa 1995-2006
5 23
Correspondence from friends (letters and cards)
1997-2003
5 24
Correspondence between Bartow and Seiichi Hiroshima (Azabu Kasumicho Gallery) - includes photographs of Bartow and his children
circa 1997-2003
5 25
Correspondence from Rebecca Dobkins (professor of Anthropology at Willamette University)
1999-2001
5 26
Correspondence from friends
1999-2005
5 27
Correspondence from Charles Froelick
2000-2001
5 28
Correspondence from friends (letters, cards, and Christmas cards)
2000-2013
5 29
Correspondence from Bill Avery
2001
5 30
Correspondence from Booker Bartow
circa 2001
5 31
Correspondence from friends - includes letters, cards, and poetry book
2001-2015
5 32
Correspondence from friends
circa 2002-2004
6 1
Correspondence from Johnny Stallings
2003 August 28 - 2006 January 21
6 2
Correspondence from friends (cards, emails, and letters)
circa 2003-2006
6 3
Correspondence from friends (letters, emails, and cards)
2003-2006
6 4
Correspondence from friends (letters, poems, and cards)
2003-2009
6 5
Correspondence from friends - includes cards, letters, poems, and a play script
2005-2015
6 6
Correspondence from friends (cards and letters)
2005-2015
6 7
Email correspondence
2006
6 8
Correspondence from friends
2006-2010
6 9
Correspondence from friends (letters and cards)
circa 2006-2016
6 10
Correspondence from students from Half Moon Bay High School
2009 July 24
6 11
Correspondence concerning Bartow's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Veteran Affair's claim
2010 October 18
6 12
Correspondence from friends
circa 2011-2016
6 13
Correspondence from friends (letters and cards)
2012-2016
6 14
Correspondence from friends (cards and letters)
2013-2016
6 15
Correspondence from friends
circa 2014-2015
6 16
Early Nao San and Paper articles (includes correspondence from Naoaki Sakamoto - Paper Nao)
undated
6 17
Correspondence concerning Native American art, galleries, and council meetings
1988-2013
6 18
Correspondence from the Wiyot Tribe
2003-2015
6 19
Wiyot News (newsletter)
2003 August - 2006 December
6 20
Wiyot News (Wiyot Tribe newsletters)
2007 March - 2008 June
6 21
Tuluwai Village Wiyot Sacred Site Fund (correspondence and newsletter)
circa 2013
6 22
The Da'Luk (Wiyot newsletters)
2015-2016
10 11
Correspondence from friends - cards and letters
1983-2015
10 12
Correspondence from friends (letters and emails)
circa 1992-2003
10 13
Correspondence from friends - postcards, letters, and photographs
1994-2009
10 14
Correspondence from friends (printed on fax paper - print is fading)
1996-2000
10 15
Correspondence from friends - cards, letters, and photographs
1996-2016
10 16
Correspondence from friends (includes emails, letters, and cards)
1999-2006
10 17
Inavale Elementary School first grade class - student letters to Bartow after his visit
2000
10 18
Correspondence from friends about family life and personal events
2000-2003
10 19
Correspondence from friends (emails, cards, and letters)
2001-2005
10 20
Correspondence from Davinci Middle School - includes art
2005 February
10 21
Correspondence from friends (letters and cards)
2005-2007
10 22
Correspondence from Naoaki Sakamoto - Paper Nao
2014 March 24

Series IV:  Photographs, slides, videos, 1987-2003, 1987-2003Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 23
For Rick Bartow: extra slides "My Eye" (slides of Bartow's art)
1987-1999
6 24
Slides of Bartow's art - labeled and dated
1990-2002
6 25
Studio for re-looking (slides of Bartow's art)
1995-1996
6 26
Photographs and negatives of Bartow's studio
2003
6 27
Photographs and article about artist John Bevan Ford
circa 2003
6 28
Pictures of Rick Bartow, his art, and other artists
undated
6 29
Photographs of Bartow playing music and Lillian Pitt with sculptures
undated
6 30
Photographs of Rick Bartow
undated
6 31
Miscellaneous negatives and slides of Bartow's art
undated
6 32
Miscellaneous photographs
undated
item
11 1
Bartow early (binder of slides of Bartow's art)
1990
12 1
Bartow (binder of slides of Bartow's art)
1991
13 1
Bartow (binder of slides of Bartow's art)
1992
14 1
Rick Bartow (binder of slides of Bartow's art)
1993
15 1
Rick Bartow (binder of slides of Bartow's art)
1994
16 1
Rick Bartow (binder of slides of Bartow's art)
1995
17 1
Rick Bartow (binder of slides of Bartow's art)
1996
18 1
Rick Bartow (binder of slides of Bartow's art)
1997
19 1
Rick Bartow (binder of slides of Bartow's art)
1998
20 1
Rick Bartow (binder of slides of Bartow's art)
1999
21 1
Rick Bartow (binder of slides of Bartow's art)
2001
22 1
Rick Bartow (binder of slides of Bartow's art)
2003
Bartow Keynote/PowerPoint presentation of recent works
Original content was on USB drive. Researchers are able to view content in the Archives reading room.
Video clips of Rick Bartow's Studio in Newport, Oregon
Researchers can view the video clips in the Archives reading room.
2016

Series V:  Books and periodicals, 1962-2013Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
Publications - include flagged articles
1980-2012
7 2
Publication: "American Indian Art Magazine" - contain flagged articles (folder 1 of 2)
1980-1982
7 3
Publication: "American Indian Art Magazine" - contain flagged articles (folder 2 of 2)
1985-2000
7 4
Art publications: "Magdalena Abakanowicz - About Human Condition" and "Cy Twombly"
1987-2001
7 5
"The Report of the Task Force on Northwest Native American Art Services" - Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council
1988
7 6
Publications: Japanese magazines with flagged articles about Bartow
1992-1997
7 7
Publication - "Gallery" (in Japanese) - features articles about Bartow
1994-1997
7 8
Japanese magazine featuring information about Rick Bartow
2002 July
7 9
Publication: J - Cap Art Auction - Japanese magazine featuring Bartow's art
2002
7 10
Publication - "News from Native California" - three issues with flagged articles
2011-2013
7 11
Book - Seven Plays of the Modern Theater
1962
7 12
Book - Horses and Other Animals in Motion: 45 Classic Photographic Sequences (with hand-written note "Bartow SACS Mural I")
1985
7 13
Books gifted to Bartow (with notes from friends)
circa 1986-2001
7 14
Book - Wild Dogs: The Wolves, Coyotes, and Foxes of North America
1994
7 15
Book - Hawks, Owls, and Other Birds of Prey (with handwritten note: "A Booker Present")
1995
7 16
Book - Japanese Modern
1996
7 17
Book - Oriental Painting Course (birthday gift notes on front cover)
1997
7 18
Book - Indians of the Northwest (with notes to Bartow)
1998
7 19
Book - Lifeswork: Celebrating Older Workers in New Zealand (includes chapter about John Bevan Ford - Bartow's friend)
2005
10 23
Book - Ensor: Masks, Death, and the Sea
1999

Series VI:    Oral history, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
43 1
Rick Bartow Interview, 5-31-2000, Discs 1-4 (2 sets) (oral history interview with Rebecca Dobkins)
May 31, 2000

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Art
  • Arts--Northwest, Pacific
  • Art--Study and teaching
  • journals (accounts)
  • Personal Names :
  • Bartow, Booker
  • Ford, John Bevan, 1930-2005
  • Jamison, William Robert, 1945-1995
  • Pitt, Lillian, 1943-
  • Swan, Julie
  • Corporate Names :
  • Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts
  • Eiteljorg Fellowship series
  • Froelick Gallery
  • Hallie Ford Museum of Art
  • Jamison Thomas Gallery
  • National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.)
  • Wiyot Tribe, California
  • Geographical Names :
  • Newport (Or.)
  • Portland (Or.)
  • Salem (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • color negatives
  • correspondence
  • fliers (printed matter)
  • magazines (periodicals)
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • sketchbooks
  • Functions :
  • color slides