Bob and Gennie DeWeese papers, 1946-2007

Overview of the Collection

Creator
DeWeese, Robert, 1920-1990; DeWeese, Gennie, 1921-2007
Title
Bob and Gennie DeWeese papers
Dates
1946-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
24 linear feet, (55 boxes)
Collection Number
2640
Summary
Personal files and artwork of Bob and Gennie DeWeese, two Bozeman-based artists and teachers who helped to build Montana's modernist art scene.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 4069944242
Fax: 4069942851
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research

Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert (Bob) and Genevieve (Gennie) DeWeese were pioneers in the modernist movement in the state of Montana. Primarily painters and printmakers, both artists influenced a generation of students through their teaching and involvement with the Montana arts community. Bob was Professor of Art at Montana State University from 1949 to 1977. Prior to that, he taught classes at Texas Tech University, and Ohio State University. He earned his B.S. from Ohio State University and his M.F.A. from University of Iowa in 1948. In 1946 he married Gennie, who was a fellow art student at Ohio State. They would go on to have five children together: Cathie, Jan, Gretchen, Tina and Josh. Both artists exhibited extensively throughout the state and major retrospectives of their works were presented at the Montana State University School of Art (1979) and the Yellowstone Art Center (19910 for Bob, and at the Missoula Art Museum (1996) for Gennie. In 1995 Bob and Gennie received the Montana Governor's Award for the Arts, and the same year Gennie was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Montana State University in Bozeman. Bob and Gennie were a hub for a very lively community of intellectual, modernist thinkers and artists of their generation, mostly a cross section of university faculty. They loved to stay in touch with what people were thinking about and what was new in their respective fields through hosting parties which provided them with lifetime friends. Bob DeWeese passed away in 1990, and Gennie in 2007. The DeWeese children continue to honor their parents' life work.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection focuses on the professional work of both Bob and Gennie DeWeese, including sketches of commissioned artwork (murals for Bob, book illustrations for Gennie). It has examples of art done by both, such as illustrations done by Gennie DeWeese for the book Hamlet's Planets, items related to the Bob and Gennie DeWeese Gallery, and exhibitions such as Robert DeWeese, a Retrospective. Also within the collection is correspondence with other Montana artists such as Jerry Rankin, Jessie Wilber and Frances Senska. The collection also has a large variety of exhibit catalogs and flyers for the Yellowstone Art Museum and the Missoula Art Museum, among others. In addition to examples of his artwork, the collection also has items from Bob DeWeese's career as an art professor at Montana State College (now Montana State University).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph], [Year if available], [Collection title], Box [Box number], Folder [Folder number], Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Divided into the following series: 1. Bob DeWeese-Biographical Files, 2. Bob DeWeese--Working Files, 3. Bob DeWeese--Correspondence, 4. Gennie DeWeese--Biographical Files, 5. Gennie DeWeese--Working Files, 6. Gennie and Bob DeWeese Gallery, and 7. DeWeese Web Archive

Acquisition Information

Gift of Tina DeWeese, 2018 and 2019.

Custodial History

Prior to its donation to MSU, the collection was held by Bob and Gennie's daughter Tina DeWeese, who donated it in multiple accessions between 2018 and 2019.

Processing Note

This collection was processed from 2019-2020. Tina DeWeese provided assistance with identification. An inventory was made of the collection, and this was used as the basis for creating the listed series. All items were reboxed into acid-free containers and sorted into the series. While some items were also refoldered, the bulk of the collection was left in its original folders.

In 2023, the collection was rehoused to provide easier access. Some folder titles have been edited for clarity, and loose items that were not in folders were given titles by the archivist. Materials were condensed within boxes to make better use of space, but they have been retained in their original order. Where possible, titles assigned to folders by Bob and Gennie DeWeese have been retained.

Related Materials

Special Collections also holds the Robert and Genevieve DeWeese Collection on Robert Pirsig, 1970-2007 (Collection No. 2571).

Separated Materials

The first donation included a box of materials about Gennie DeWeese collected by Terry Karson, which was separated into its own collection under the number 2641 Tony Karson.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1:  Bob DeWeese Biographical Files, 1946-1990Return to Top

4 linear feet

This series includes correspondence, teaching materials, notes and student papers. Series one is divided among 2 sub-series, personal and education/teaching.

Arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
1: Personal
0.4 linear feet
Personal papers and items of Bob DeWeese such as his resume and Army papers.
Arranged chronologically.
1946-1990
Box Folder
1 1
Army papers
1946-1972
1 2
Birth certificate copy
1975
1 3
Handwritten resume
1979
1 4
Healthcare notes and questionnaire
1976
1 5
Identification cards
1971-1976
1 6
Job searches
1948-1949
1 7
Lona E. DeWeese estate
1981
1 8
Passport
1975
1 9
Pocket address book
1 10
Provisional Special Certificate
1942
1 11-12
Veterans Administration papers
1946-1947
1 13
Bob's Memorial
1990
2: Educational and Teaching
3.5 linear feet
Two types of papers are represented in this subseries: Papers related to Bob DeWeese's time as a student, and papers related to his tenure as a professor at Montana State Collage, including lesson plans, student work, and administration records.
1946-1977
Box Folder
1 14
Italian Renaissance class notes
1946-1947
1 15
Italian Renaissance class notes
1946-1947
1 16
Italian Renaissance class notes and reports
1946-1947
1 17
Oriental Art class notes and reports
1946-1947
1 18
Oriental Art class notes and reports
1946-1947
1 19
Oriental Art class notes and reports
1946-1947
1 20
Oriental Art class notes and reports
1946-1947
2 1
Exhibition catalogs
1946-1947
2 2
20th Century Art class report
1946-1948
2 3
Class notes
1946-1948
2 4
Class notes
1946-1948
2 5
Esthetic-Modern-Medieval notes
1946-1948
2 6
Exams
1946-1948
2 7
Northern Renaissance class notes
1946-1948
2 8
Northern Renaissance class notes and reports
1946-1948
2 9
Northern Renaissance class notes and reports
1946-1948
2 10
Shakespeare's Comedies class notes
1946-1948
2 11
Program for Master's Degree
January 21, 1947
2 12
Medieval Art/Northern Renaissance class notes
1948
3 1
Thesis
1948
3 2
Thesis
1948
3 3
Class report
3 4
Ohio State University notebook
1948
3 5
Texas Tech University class and scheduling records
1948
3 6
Texas Tech University ceramics notebook
1948-1949
3 7
Montana State College contracts
1949-1964
3 8
Art 225, Life Drawing
1950
3 9
Supply lists
1952-1966
3 10
Notes
1953
3 11
Notes, Life Drawing
1954
3 12
Student art exhibition catalogs
1956-1971
3 13
The Word
1957 Spring
3 14
Notes, Drawing
1957
3 15
Notes, Art 119 - Drawing
1958
3 16
Notes, Watercolor
1959
3 17
Notes, Art 119
1959
3 18
Notes, Art 119 - Drawing
1958
3 19
Notes, Art Appreciation
1959
4 1
Prospect
1959
4 2
Notes, Art Appreciation
1960
4 3
School of Architecture sketching program
1960
4 4
Teaching materials
1960
4 5
Notes, Watercolor
1961
4 6
Notes
1962
4 7
College of Graduate Studies
1963
4 8
Faculty documents
1963
4 9
Individual annual report
1964
4 10
Life Anatomy
1964
4 11
Life Anatomy
1964
4 12
Retirement contributions
1964
4 13
19th Century Impressionism
January 1965
4 14
Montana State University contracts
1965
4 15
"Contemporary Art 321 - Samples of tests, papers, journals"
1966
5 1
"Contemporary Art 321 - Samples of tests, papers, journals"
1966
5 2
Art 321 - Contemporary Art
1966
5 3
"Contemporary Art 321-Sherman's Cézanne"
1966
5 4
"Department"
1966
5 5
Cézanne and Visual Form teaching materials
1966
5 6
Cézanne and Visual Form teaching materials
1966
5 7
Cézanne and Visual Form teaching materials
1966
5 8
Hoyt L. Sherman correspondence
1966
5 9
Student journals
1966
5 10
"Department politics"
1966
5 11
Art 321 final exams
1967 March 17
6 1
Guest artists
1967-1968
6 2
Graduate faculty materials
1970-1974
6 3
Student papers
1970
6 4
Notes, Art 111
1971
6 5
Notes, Art 111
1974
6 6
MSU School of Art Faculty Exhibition catalogs
1974
6 7
Notes, Art 114
1975
6 8
Notes, Art 111
1975
6 9
Preliminary class rolls
1975-1977
6 10
Notes, Art 111
1976
6 11
Notes, Art 114
6 12
Notes, Art 205 - Painting
6 13
Notes, Art 218
6 14
Notes, Art 118 - Drawing
6 15
Notes, Drawing
6 16
Notes, Oil Painting, Freshman Drawing, and Water Color Painting
6 17
Notes
6 18
"Prints School"
6 19
Readings, "Gassett Mimes Wisdom"
6 20
Readings, "General Art Mimes Wisdom"
7 1
Readings, "Intaglio Mimes Wisdom"
7 2
Student journal
7 3
Student journals
7 4
Syllabus drafts
7 5
Mary Lou, Michael-Bob Shambukaro Letters
7 6
Quotations-Notes-Ideas"
1951-1960
7 7
Painting, Drawing, and Art Appreciation
7 8
Perspective
1961
7 9
Resumes
item
30 2
Dog tags
30 3
Paintbrushes
30 4
Robert DeWeese Studio stamp
30 5
Piccolo
30 6
Belt
Folder
8 11
Painted letter to P.D. Skaar (on woodblock)
8 1
Montana State University Professor Emeritus certificate
9 1
Montana State University Professor Emeritus resolution
1977

2:  Bob DeWeese Working FilesReturn to Top

13 linear feet

Series 2 contains art projects and materials, notes, newspaper clippings, correspondence and photographs.

This series is divided between four subseries: projects, exhibitions, filing cabinets and documentary ephemera.
Container(s) Description Dates
1: Projects
2.9 linear feet
Includes material related to workshops, murals, graphic projects)
Arranged by project.
Box Folder
9 2
Examples of Work
1940-1948
9 3
Buckley Field Program Designs
1943-1944
9 4
Winter Fair Barns
1977
9 5
Winter Fair Proposal for Mural-Photos, Bozeman Public Library
1978-1982
9 6
Winter Fair Mural Documents: Drawings, Photos
9 7
Bank Mural Preliminary Sketches
9 8
Bank Mural
1960, 1989
9 9
Quake Lake Mural
1966
9 10
Collage Scraps/Xerox
9 11
Proposed Murals and photos-Mural and Architecture proposals
10 1
Montana Cultural Congress newsletters
1990
10 2-5
Cadenza, Montana Music Educators Association magazine
1962-1967
10 6
DeWeese Children's Papers and Drawings
1963-1964
10 7
Rimer, Rhode Island Music Educators Association magazine
1962
10 8
Richard Hugo Poem
10 9-11
John Buck and Deborah Butterfield - "John and Debbie"
11 1
Buck Butterfield-Clippings, brochures, photos
11 2-3
Jessie Wilber and Frances Senska: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards
1952-2006
11 4-6
Personal letters to and from other artists
Much of the correspondence is from Lou Penfield.
1944-1990
12 1
Les Barret Drawings and Photographs
1945
12 2
Jerry Rankin
1996
12 3-4
James Reineking - Correspondence, art brochures, photos
1969-2000
12 5
David Dunlap
1985
12 6
Ben Tone, Hamada, Leach
1982-2005
12 7
Neil Parsons
1964-1988
12 8
Bill Stockton, "Today I Baled Some Hay to Feed the Sheep the Coyotes Eat" manuscript
12 9-10
Bill Stockton
1971-2007
13 1
Art - Cadenza
1947-1967
13 2
Cadenza
1962-1967
13 3
Newspaper clippings, sketch of dog, and art gallery letter
1960-1964
13 4
Art Sketches and Studies
1942-1952
13 5
George Conky Sculpture Questionnaire
1961-1966
13 6
School of Art
1971-1974
13 7
Chicago Art Institute Class Trip, notes
1972-1976
13 8
Hospital Memorial Memorabilia
1990
13 9
Notes from Friends and Gallery Flyers
1956-1986
13 10
"De Kooning Problem" Lecture Slides
1977 January
13 11
Collected Art from Magazines and Print
13 12
Letter from Dirk Lee to Gennie DeWeese
1991
13 13
Catalog of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1971
14 1
Writing, Teaching notes, Shows, etc.
1972-1985
14 2-4
Order Books - Auction Sales
2: Exhibitions
3.3 linear feet
Includes art lists and prices, notes and correspondence with galleries, gallery announcements
Box Folder
14 5
Notes - "Our Abode Almost a House We (Almost) Built in Texas Before Jessie Called from Bozeman"
1949
14 6
Notes and Correspondence - Includes poem "Memories of a DeWeese Proof" by John D. Flemming
1972-1990
14 7
Notes and To-Do Lists
14 8
Notebook - Art Inventory
14 9
Bob DeWeese Auction - Photos
1992
15 1
Bob DeWeese Auction - Item list and sales
1992
15 2
Bob DeWeese Retrospective
1991-1993
vhs
55 1
Robert DeWeese Exhibition
1991 August 30
Folder
15 3
Rabbit Book Baltimore (photo album)
1987
15 4
Old Trailer Inventory Notebook
15 5
Postcards and exhibition memorabilia
1985-1986
15 6
Notebook - "Slides (Tina)"
15 7
Bob DeWeese Appraisal reports
1998, 2001
16 1-2
Bob DeWeese Appraisal reports
1998, 2001
16 3
YOKOI: "The Legacy of Robert DeWeese"
1991 Winter
16 4
Bob DeWeese Appraisals
1995-1998
floppy-disc
55 1
DeWeese Appraisals by Dennis Kern
Folder
16 5
Fine Art Appraisals (Draft)
1997-1998
16 6-7
Bob and Gennie Shows
1978-2006
16 8-9
Personal Bob Memorabilia
1951-1992
16 10
Bob Memorabilia
1974-1987
17 1
Letters of Condolence to Gennie DeWeese
1991
17 2
Writings about Bob
1995
17 3
P.D. Skaar; Auction Correspondence
1977-1981, 1992
17 4-5
Printing Schedule and Prep for Bob DeWeese Print Show
1992
17 6-10
Exhibition Flyers and Invitations
1982-2007
18 1-6
Exhibition Flyers and Invitations
1973-2007
19 1-7
Exhibition Flyers and Invitations
1964-2007
20 1-3
Exhibition Flyers and Invitations
1987-2007
Box
54 1
Exhibition Flyers and Invitations
1979
Folder
20 4
Personal Correspondence
1983-1995
20 5
Billing Lists for Northcutt Gallery and Auction
1985
20 6
Current Art: Show and Grant Applications
1983-1985
20 7
Newspaper Publicity
1985-1999
20 8
Mary Lou - Michael Bob Shimabukuro Columns, Tina Letters
1983-1985
21 1
Gen. Newspaper Stuff; Lou Reed Article
1983-1985
21 2-3
Recent Letters and Recommendations"
1981-1986
21 4-5
Trips and Others' Art
1982-1985
21 6
EMC and Advertising
1983-1985
3: Filing Cabinet
6 boxes
Files taken from a filing cabinet kept by Bob DeWeese, includes drafts of projects, artwork, correspondence, and documents relating to shows and workshops that Bob participated in. The materials give insight into his working process and what items he kept over the years.
While some items were refoldered, they kept their original labels, and their original order as arranged by Bob DeWeese; labels may not exactly adhere to contents)
Box Folder
21 7
DeWeese Art Stuff
1962-1988
22 1
Newsweek
1983
22 2
Art Memorabilia
1977-1990
22 3
Auction Lists and Prices
1979-1985
22 4
CAA-Boston, Letters, etc.
1986-1987
22 5
Letters to Editor
1982
22 6
Chicago
1972
22 7
Big Fork Gallery
1986
22 8
CAA and Danto Reviews
1986
22 9
Announcements
1980-1987
22 10-11
Resumes
1979-1987
22 12
Resumes, loan, and auction receipts
1983-1990
23 1
Art Shows, price lists, etc.
1987-1991
23 2
Artist Resource Bank (ARB) Update
1988
23 3
Washing Project for the Arts
1986
23 4
Gallery Paule Anglim
1987
23 5
DeWeese Catalog - Price lists
1991
23 6
Yellowstone Art Center - Record of Acquisition, University of Washington - Lynn Basa Correspondence
1988-1989
23 7
Montana Draw Exhibition
1986
23 8
Robert DeWeese Work since 1949 - Price List
1979
23 9
Introduction by Rudy Autio and Foreword by Dennis O'Leary for Exhibition Catalog
23 10
Awards in the Visual Arts (AVA)
1983-1988
23 11
Art for the Aged
1988
23 12-13
Art Correspondence
1959-1987
23 14
Letters about My Shows
1978-1979
23 15
Paris drawings and reproductions
1975-1976
8 2
"Shows" Calendar of Paris sketches
1976
24 1
Press and Publicity
1961-1985
24 2
Rupture Article, Ariel Horoscope, Studio Essays
1988
24 3-8
Shows
1954-1989
24 9
Workshops
1981-1984
25 1-2
Yellowstone Art Center
1981-1990
25 3
House Plans and Kid's Drawings
1987
25 4
Essays, Exhibitions
1960-1975
25 5
Exhibitions
1941-1985
25 6
Various Letters
1961-1963
25 7
Letters to MSU Faculty and Students, Retirement Letters
1976-1977
25 8
MSU Classes - Enrollment and correspondence
1975-1977
25 9
Art Piece Orders
1962-1963
26 1
Stuff from Studio Tack Wall
1975-1978
8 12
Artwork from Studio Tack Wall
26 2
Basic Art Courses, Old Department Stuff
1945-1965
26 3
Painting 405
1975 Fall
4: Documentary Ephemera
9 boxes
This series contains examples of Bob's work, such as a portfolio of sketches.
Box
29
Miscellaneous realia (necklace, medal, mini chalkboard, etc.)
item
30 1
Tie wrapped in green tissue paper
30 7
Sign: "So, how much money is art worth?"
30 8
Painted cloth swatches
Folder
31 1-3
Small pieces of art by Bob DeWeese, photographs, newspaper clippings, and Xeroxes
31 4-8
Assorted notes, sketches, newspaper clippings, sketches and photos
26 4
Photographs
26 5
Correspondence
1977-1986
33 1
Random posters, correspondence (Some OS)
33 2
Posters for gallery and show announcements (auction of Bob's work after his death in 1986, a performance that Jan DeWeese was in) (Some OS)
33 3
Documentary ephemera related to Bob's work/process?
33 4
GB DeWeese Gallery poster mock-ups, calendars (OS)
33 5
Folder of Xeroxed material (photographs, Bob sketches, etc.) (OS)
33 6
Paintings on canvas board (Bob?) (OS)
33 7
Calendars, 1983-1984 (OS)
33 8
"Kids' Drawings of Bob" -- Portraits of Bob DeWeese by Butte Fifth and Sixth graders during a workshop for the Butte Public Schools, sometime in 1981 (OS)
33 9
Charcoal (?) sketch on paper, "Paris E.A. Ariel" (can't read additional writing)
33 10
Photograph of Tina DeWeese (?) on horse
34 1
Portfolio (Containing documentary ephemera (miscellaneous photographs, scraps of paper, sketches, bits of writing, fabric printed with woodcuts))
34 2
Donald Gilbert Wood's BFA thesis from The Ohio State University, 1948 [Teaching Materials]
54 2
Matisse Folder of reproductions of various famous artworks
54 3
Reproductions of famous artworks
8 3-7
Reproductions of famous artworks
26 6-7
Reproductions of famous artworks
26 8
Press
1956-1966
26 9
Newspaper Clippings
1996
26 10
Art Pamphlets and Publications
27 1
Art Pamphlets and Publications
27 2
German and Italian Artists - Prints and Reproductions
1953-1961
27 3-6
Mounted Reproductions
27 7
Time Magazine Art Sections
1959-1960
27 8
De Kooning Reviews and works by other artists
1962
27 9
Art Reproductions: Nude Drawings
27 10
Postcards and Correspondence
1975-1976
28 1
Exhibition and Gallery Pamphlets
1950-1965
28 2
Workshops with Young Children and Students
8 8
Cardboard Signs: "International Child Art" and "In the MSC Art Dept. Collection of Original Works of Art"
28 3
Art Postcards
1950s-1960s
28 4
Shows and Exhibitions
28 5-6
Exhibition Catalogs
1948-1964
28 7
Miles City Art Show - Bob and Gennie
1964
28 8
Miscellaneous Exhibition Stuff

3:  Bob DeWeese CorrespondenceReturn to Top

5 boxes

Correspondence contains letters, condolence notes and newspaper clippings. (note that this series is not exhaustive and that other correspondence may be found interspersed throughout the rest of the collection)

This series has no formal arrangement
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
32 1-6
Condolence Letters to Josh DeWeese - Regarding Death of Gennie DeWeese
2007-2008
35 1-7
Condolence Letters to Tina DeWeese - Regarding Death of Gennie DeWeese
2007-2008
37 1-2
Condolence Letters to Tina DeWeese - Regarding Death of Gennie DeWeese
2007-2008
37 3
Get Well Soon Cards to Bob DeWeese and Condolence Letters to Gennie DeWeese
1989-1991
37 4-6
Condolence Letters to Gennie DeWeese and Family - Regarding Death of Bob DeWeese
1990-1991
38 1-7
Condolence Letters to Gennie DeWeese and Family - Regarding Death of Bob DeWeese
1990-1991
39 1
Get Well Soon Cards to Bob DeWeese and Condolence Letters to Gennie DeWeese
1990-1991
39 2-6
Condolence Letters to Gennie DeWeese and Family - Regarding Death of Bob DeWeese
1990-1991
40 1
Letters to Bob DeWeese
1961-1977
40 2
Gennie DeWeese Correspondence
1988-1996

4:  Gennie DeWeese Biographical Files, 1948-2007Return to Top

4 boxes

This series contains personal effects, art materials, awards, newspaper clippings and gallery opening materials. Series 4 is divided into 2 subseries, personal and awards.

Container(s) Description Dates
1: Personal
3 boxes
This subseries contains documents about Gennie DeWeese's family history, as well as personal items she kept over the years.
Box Folder
42 1
Personalized Stamp
42 2
Medal
42 3
Ribbon
42 4
Nametag
42 5
"Gen" Wooden Square
42 6
Sweet Pea Stamp
42 7
She May be Mom, but she's also a woman framed quote
40 3-4
Family Memories
1990-2006
40 5
Family History - Genealogy
2004
40 6
"Adams Family" - Gennie (Adams) DeWeese Family Research
2005
40 7
Memorabilia
1961-2000
Volume
36 1
Claris Adams Memorial Service, The American Life Convention, "Mrs. Robert DeWeese"
1960
Folder
54 4
Calendar, "In Praise of Women's Art"
54 5
Calendar
1988 December
40 8
MSU
1984-1991
40 9
Josh DeWeese Article
circa 2000
40 10-12
Articles and Flyers - Gennie DeWeese Shows
1966-2003
41 1-2
Articles and Flyers - Gennie DeWeese Shows
1973-2000
41 3
Gennie DeWeese Interview, Newspapers, Gallery
1985-1995
41 4
Miscellaneous
1993-2000
8 9
Article in This Week, "Celebrating the life of Gennie DeWeese"
2008 June 20
2: Awards
1 box
Collection of awards given to Gennie DeWeese.
Box
42
Artist of the Year honorary key, Yellowstone Art Museum President's Awards, (Gennie DeWeese)
2002 July 12
Folder
41 5-6
MSU Honorary Doctorate of the Arts-with Commencement Documents
1995
41 7
Senska-Wilber Award
1985 May 18
41 8
Governor's Award
1980-1995
41 9
Sign: "A woman has to do twice as much as a man to be considered half as good"
41 10
Resume Statements
41 11
US Department of State Art, Certificate of Appreciation, Art in Embassies Program
1995-2000
43 1
Ageless Hero Award, Blue Cross and Blue Shield
2000

5:  Gennie DeWeese Working FilesReturn to Top

9 boxes

Series 5 contains art projects, exhibition materials, notes, lists of artwork details, illustrations and newspaper clippings. The series is split into two subseries, projects and exhibitions.

Container(s) Description Dates
1: Projects
4 boxes
Examples of Gennie DeWeese's work such as sketches of murals, illustrations for projects such as Hamlet's Planets.
Box Folder
43 2
Miscellaneous Panels of the Arts Involvements
1986-2005
43 3-4
Montana Contemporary Art Marketing Study
1994-1995
43 5
Meetings - Suggestions, etc.
43 6
Helen Schimitt Book
1981-1982
43 7
Gottlieb Foundation
2005-2006
43 8
Hamlet's Planets
1997
43 9
Gennie DeWeese Painting and Woodcut list
43 10
Shows, museum correspondence, etc.
1975-2003
44 1
Gallery and Exhibit Correspondence
1982-2006
44 2
Gallery Correspondence: San Francisco Gallery, Yellowstone Art Museum, Penelope Loucas Gallery
1984-2002
44 3
Morgan Gallery and Custer County Art Center
1993-2007
44 4
Toucan Gallery and UCross Foundation
2000-2002
44 5
Billings Clinic Hospital Mural, Corona Sexson, etc.
1979-2000
44 6
Billings Clinic Hospital Mural - Photographs
44 7
"Scrolls": Art statements and pricing
44 8
Hamlet's Planets sketches
44 9
Hamlet's Planets manuscript
44 10
Hamlet's Planets
45 1
Women's Work Art Show and The Griffin Child illustrations
1989
45 2
Personal letters, art programs, newspaper clippings
1989
45 3
Notes on Native American Art
45 4
Fish, Wildlife and Parks Mural Proposal
2002
45 5
Lists, Prices
45 6
Notebook
45 7
"About Gennie," Terry Karson
1999
45 8
Mr. Somersets 4th Grade Visit to Art Museum of Missoula
circa 1996
45 9
Gennie DeWeese Retrospective Art Museum of Missoula
1992-2005
45 10
Montana Artists Refuge
2003
2: Exhibitions
5 boxes
Includes art lists and prices, notes and correspondence with galleries, gallery announcements displaying Gennie's works, as well as ones she may have been interested in.
Box Folder
45 11
National Endowment of the Arts
1979-1990
45 12
Women's Work: The Montana Women's Centennial Art Survey Exhibition, curated by Gennie DeWeese and Suzanne Katzanek
1989
46 1
Women's Work: The Montana Women's Centennial Art Survey Exhibition, curated by Gennie DeWeese and Suzanne Katzanek
1989
46 2
Notes and Remarks on Jessie Wilber Tipi Design Serigraphs
46 3
Gallery Guestbook: Thank You Notes from Montana Art Gallery Directors Association (MAGDA)
1966-2003
46 4
Contemporary Art Pamphlets
1990-1993
46 5
Spinsters Ink and R&F Handmade Paints info
1993
46 6
Women Who Make a Difference
1986-2002
46 7
Missoula Art Museum, Gennie DeWeese Retrospective, Exhibit layout sheets (mockup)
1990-2008
46 8
Yellowstone Art Museum
1979-2007
46 9
Yellowstone Art Museum: Acquisition of Gen Paintings
1995-2002
46 10
Holtler Art Museum
1997-2007
47 1
Corona Vol. I
1980
47 2
Corona Vol. II
1981
47 3
DeWeese Legacy
1991-2011
53 1
DeWeese Legacy - Retrospective booklet
1996
47 4
DeWeese Art Postcards
1997-2004
47 5
Gennie DeWeese Retrospective - Art Museum of Missoula
1996
47 6
Arizona State University: The Works of Gennie DeWeese
1995-1996
47 7
Invoices and Receipts
1994-1996
47 8
"Gen" (speech text)
1996
47 9
Notes and Letters to Gennie DeWeese
1992-1996
8 10
"Your comments for Gennie DeWeese" - Comments from exhibition
1996-1997
47 10
Art Museum of Missoula, Gennie DeWeese: A Retrospective
1994-1997
54 6
Gennie DeWeese Retrospective - Proofs
1996
47 11
Gennie DeWeese: A Retrospective, Resume
1996

6:  Gennie and Bob DeWeese GalleryReturn to Top

5 boxes

Series 6 includes gallery materials, notes, guest books, publicity materials, newspaper clippings, press releases and correspondence.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
47 12-13
Bob and Gennie Gallery - Price lists and sales books
1987-1988
48 1-2
At Home magazine
2004-2008
48 3
Various Magazines and Art Auction Catalogs
2011
54 7
Various Magazines
2005
48 4-6
Art Auction Catalogs
1988-2008
49 1-2
Art Auction Catalogs
1982-2003
49 3
The Poindexter Collection, Yellowstone Art Museum
2005
49 4
Yellowstone Art Center
1974-1989
49 5-6
Yellowstone Art Museum Annual Art Auction
2000-2007
49 7
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art Exhibition and Auction Catalogs
1988-2002
49 8
Art Magazines
1992-2004
50 1
Assorted Art Pamphlets
1959-1998
50 2
Missoula Museum of the Arts/Art Museum of Missoula Exhibitions
1987-2004
50 3
Peter Rutledge Koch
1995-2000
50 4
Montana State University Art Exhibitions
1966-1974
50 5
Women's Work: The Montana Women's Centennial
1989
50 6
Seattle Gallery Exhibitions
1997
50 7
Montana Cultural Treasures: Guide to Montana Art Galleries, Museums and Studies
1997-1999
50 8
Montana Artists
1997
50 9
DeWeese Shows: Early Years, MSU, and Bozeman
1949-1985
50 10
DeWeese Shows: Montana and Friends' Show Announcements
1954-1993
50 11
Northwest Printmakers, University of Washington
1956-1961
50 12
Seattle Art Museum Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists
1952-1961
50 13
Gallery Paule Anglim and Loggia Gallery in San Francisco
1958-1987
50 14
Various Exhibitions in the United States and France
1945-1990
50 15
Newspaper Retro Shows, etc.
1979-2006
51 1
Ford Times
1953-1956
51 2
Bob DeWeese's Obituary
1976-1993
51 3
Artweek: Exhibitions: Joys of Process
1983
51 4
DeWeese Contemporary Gallery
1986-1987
51 5
Artweek
1987-1988
51 6
Artweek and This Week magazines
1984-1988
51 7
Correspondence and Newspaper clippings
1982-1987
51 8
DeWeese Gallery: Akio Takamori and Harold Schlotzhauer
1986-1987
51 9
DeWeese Gallery Promotional Material
1987
51 10
Miscellaneous Gallery Stuff
1987-1988
51 11
DeWeese Contemporary Gallery: Miriam Sample
1978-1987
51 12
Gallery Announcements and Correspondence
1985-1987
51 13
Press Releases: Autio Trio
51 14
DeWeese Family Show: Prices and Inventories
1983
51 15
Newspaper Stories
1986
52 1
DeWeese Gallery Advertising
1986
52 2
DeWeese Gallery Preview Show photos
1985
52 3
DeWeese Gallery photos
1986
52 4
DeWeese Gallery: Various shows: Josh DeWeese, Rob DeWeese, Gen DeWeese, Jerry Rankin, Clarice Dreyer show photos
1985-1986
52 5
Exhibitor Resumes and Statements
1986
53 2-3
DeWeese Gallery Posters
1986
54 8
DeWeese Gallery Posters: Xeroxes
53 4-6
Gallery Correspondence
1986-1988
53 7
Cash Book
1985-1986
53 8
DeWeese Contemporary Gallery photos
53 9
Inventory: DeWeese family artworks
1980s
53 10
Gallery Guestbook
1985-1986
dvd
55 1
'Gennie DeWeese 80th Birthday'
55 2
'Thanksgiving 2007'
compact-disc
55 1
'At the DeWeese's'
dvd
55 3
'Bob DeWeese: A Look Ahead, Exhibition at the Holter Museum of Art'
compact-disc
55 2
'Bob DeWeese Panel, Holter Museum, Terry Karson/James Reineking/Markus Stangl/Wes Mills/Jerry Rankin, October 29, 2006'
October 26, 2006
55 3
'Terry Karson, Robert DeWeese "At Large" Leni Holliman YPR'
vhs
55 2
'DeWeese "House full of Art'
55 3
'Tipi's Wessie' (?)
55 4
'Montana Style: The Art of Bob DeWeese'
55 5
'Robert DeWeese Exhibition Tape, August 30, 1991'
August 30, 1991
55 6
'Gennie DeWeese'
Volume
36 2
DeWeese Gallery - Guest List
36 3
Slides and Photographs from the DeWeese Gallery

7:     DeWeese Web Archive, 2020Return to Top

The DeWeese website is maintained by the four DeWeese children to document and promote the DeWeeses' legacy. It includes photographs, written tributes, and other materials.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Artists--Montana

Corporate Names

  • Montana State University--Bozeman--Faculty

Geographical Names

  • Montana

Form or Genre Terms

  • Artist files
  • Biographies
  • Biography
  • Correspondence
  • Web archives
  • Works of art