Hidden treasures discovered while digging through Frank Moore's huge archives.

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Taking a break for Bancroft Library Archiving

We are taking a temporary break from posting to this blog while we focus on preparing the next batch of the Frank Moore Archives to send to the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. About two weeks ago we finished the Deed of Gift for approximately 40 boxes of materials. We are currently busy going through hundreds of file folders, page by page, and removing any duplicate pages, making copies of anything we want to keep and packing them in heavy duty bankers boxes. We have already discovered lots of gems that will be future posts to this site.

So see you soon with lots more treasures from the archives!

The Frank Moore Papers at Bancroft Library

In conjunction with the exhibit of Frank’s paintings at BAMPFA, Bancroft Library has created some exhibits featuring selected documents from the Frank Moore Papers in the display cases outside the Heller reading room and in the Helen Weber Kennedy Reference Center of Bancroft Library. The exhibits will be on display on the 3rd floor at The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, Feb. 1 – April 21, 2023.

Thanks to Steven Black for these photos.

(The photos are duplicated in the Gallery below so those interested can read the captions/descriptions the library wrote about what you are seeing.)

The first display in the cases outside the Heller reading room.
The second display in the Helen Weber Kennedy Reference Center


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Frank Moore on Sproul Plaza 1984

Steven Black, from the Bancroft Library, recently found this photo in his own archives of Frank on U.C. Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza in October 1984. Photo by Steven Black.

Frank Moore archives – 1st delivery to UCB Bancroft Library made today!

Photo above: Linda, Steven, Mikee, Frank’s archive boxes, photo by Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson came over this morning and filmed Mikee and I loading the first of Frank’s archives into the car! The three of us drove to Bancroft Library, Keith filming the trip as we talked. It is amazing and a little unreal, but we made the delivery! Steven Black, our contact from the beginning, and the Head of Acquisitions, came out with a cart while Keith filmed the whole thing. We signed the DEED OF GIFT on the spot. One of our favorite lines is:
“The Materials will be physically stabilized and preserved by The Bancroft Library. The Materials will be placed and maintained in non-damaging containers and stored in facilities that provide appropriate temperature and humidity control and security …” Wow!

Frank and I (Linda Mac) used to hang out in The Bancroft Library in the 1980s. Steven said, Frank is back here now.

Linda & Mikee

The first delivery loaded into the back of the car.
DVD packaging for the Bancroft Library
DVD packaging for the Bancroft Library