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Lloyd Lózes Goff Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Goff, Lloyd Lózes, 1917-1983.
Title: Lloyd Lózes Goff Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1905-1971
Quantity: 2.25 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American painter, muralist, author and illustrator of children's books. Born 1917 in Texas. Includes correspondence (1934-1971); original artwork, including pastel drawings (1924-1937), illustrations for bookplates, book illustrations, and sketchbooks; reproductions and photographs of Goff's work (1932-1969); and memorabilia, including clippings (1930-1970), exhibition catalogs and announcements for one-man and group shows (1935-1971), and photographs (1905-1967) of Goff, his family, and friends.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Lloyd Lózes Goff (1917- 1983) was an American muralist, graphic artist, author and illustrator of children's books. Born in Dallas, Texas, Goff studied at the Art Students League in New York and the University of New Mexico, where he later was Assistant Professor of Art (1943-1945).

Goff spent most of his career in the American Southwest, dividing his time between his home and studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a second studio in New York City, and much of his subject matter relates to the American west. He traveled extensively throughout the southwestern United States and Mexico, painting subjects from the Yucatan to Chihuahua, and his interest in hot-air ballooning produced two exhibitions of balloon subjects in the United States. He was a member of the Art Students League and the "Dallas Nine," and like many of his contemporaries participated in the WPA/Federal Arts Project in the 1930s.

In addition to his art and teaching work, Goff wrote or illustrated several books for children: Run, Sandpiper, Run (Goff, 1958), Fly Redwing Fly (Goff, 1959), That Girl of Pierre's (Davis, 1948), The Black Racer (MacKinnon, 1958). He also provided illustrations for several art books including Sun in Your Eyes: A New Light on The Southwest (Oren, 1948) and New Mexico Village Arts (Dickey, 1970).

Exhibits of Goff's work have appeared at the Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Institute, National Academy of Design, Pennsylvania Academy, San Francisco Art Association, and Whitney Museum of American Art as well as at least one show in London. His work is in the permanent collections of museums across the American Southwest including the Albuquerque Museum, Museum of Fine Arts-Santa Fe, Dallas Museum of Art, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and Roswell Museum and Art Center, as well as in the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His works can be seen at the Federal Buildings in Cooper, TX, and Hollis, OK, as well as the U.S. Treasury, New York City Municipal Building, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the U.S. Customs House in New York City, and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada.

[Portions of this biographical sketch adapted from article on Goff in Who Was Who in American Art, Sound View Press, 1985.]

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Spanning 1905 to 1971, the Lloyd Lózes Goff Papers comprises Biographical material, a Correspondence-subject file, Artwork, Writings, and Memorabilia. Focusing on the years 1950 through 1970, the collection illuminates both Goff's personal life and professional career.

Arranged alphabetically, the Correspondence-subject file (Boxes 1-2) consists of a number of incoming letters (1934-1971) from fellow artists (Edmund Minor Archer, Forrest Clemenger Bess, Isabel Bishop, Peter Blume, Paul Cadmus, Jared French, Raymond Jonson, John Koch, Edward Laning, Jack Levine, Robert Morse, Betty Parsons, Henry Schnakenberg, Ou Mie Shu, Katherine Schmidt Shubert, Theodoros Stamos, Stuyvesant Van Veen). Other correspondents include actresses (Lucille Ball, Edith Meiser, Vivian Vance, Nancy Wickwire); dancers (Frederic Franklin, Martha Graham); musicians/composers (James Galloway, Hugh Martin, Virgil Thompson); authors and editors (Margaret Anderson, Edwin Gilbert, David Greenhood, Anne Parrish, Fritz Peters, Glenway Wescott); as well as religious philosophers (Joseph Hubertus Pilates, Ervin Seale) and patrons (John Baragrey, Livia Gollancz, Judith H. Winans). The correspondence-subject file also reveals Goff's associations with art dealers, galleries, and museums (Beaufort Museum, Birmingham Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Cincinnati Art Museum, Custom Interiors, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dayton Art Institute, Downtown Gallery, Galeria de Arte Mexicano, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, Juster Gallery, Kerlan Collection of the University of Minnesota, C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, Maron Palais Galleries, National Academy of Design, La Quinta Gallery, Roko Gallery, Sixtieth Street Gallery, Springfield Art Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum, West Point Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art); cultural organizations (American Federation of Arts, Instituto Anglo-Mexicano de Cultura, Instituto Mexicano Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes); educational institutions (American Farm School, Art Students League of New York, Beaux Arts Institute of Design, Eureka College); libraries (Albuquerque Public Library, Library of Congress, New York Public Library); professional organizations (National Institute of Arts and Letters); and governmental agencies (City of Albuquerque, Penitentiary of New Mexico, the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Office for Emergency Management, U.S. Post Office, U.S. Public Buildings Administration, and the U.S. Treasury Department). Notable among the undifferentiated correspondence are letters from children pertaining to Goff's artwork and children's books.

Artwork (Boxes 3-4) encompasses bookplates for the Albuquerque Public Library, illustrations for various books written and/or illustrated by Goff, a partial inventory of paintings, early drawings and paintings, one oil on canvas, pastel drawings, photographs and reproductions of paintings, and four sketchbooks. The bulk of this series consists of pastel drawings (1924-1937) and photographs of paintings (1932-1969) arranged chronologically by dates provided by Goff. Reproductions of Goff's paintings were incorporated in advertising promotions such as album covers of singer Gisele McKinsie, an issue of Ladies' Home Journal regarding interior decorating, and a brochure for model apartments entitled "The Lively Art of Living: Skyview on the Hudson." Sketchbooks bear dates 1925, 1928, 1932, and 1937, however their contents may extend beyond these years.

Writings (Box 4) consists of one poem and one speech. Memorabilia (Boxes 4-5) includes an exhibition list, photographs of Lloyd Lózes Goff (1935-1967), his family (1905-1959), and friends (1939-1960), printed material, awards, identification cards, invitations, permits, receipts, and personal documents. Printed material contains articles, reviews, clippings (1929-1971), exhibition catalogs of one-man (1939-1971) and group shows (1935-1968), theatre programs of the Albuquerque Little Theatre for which Goff's paintings were used in sets, and publicity for various books illustrated and/or written by Goff.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Anderson, Margaret C.
Ball, Lucille, 1911-1989.
Baragrey, John, d. 1975.
Bess, Forrest Clemenger.
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988.
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992.
Blumenthal, Joseph, 1897-1990.
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963.
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999.
Fergusson, Erna, 1888-1964.
Franklin, Frederic, 1914-
French, Jared, 1905-1988.
Galloway, James.
Gilbert, Edwin.
Goff, Lloyd Lózes, 1917-1983 Archives.
Graham, Martha.
Greenhood, David.
Jackson, Charles.
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982.
Kluckhohn, Clyde, 1905-1960.
Koch, John, 1909-
Laning, Edward, 1906-
Levine, Jack, 1915-
Martin, Hugh, 1914-
Parsons, Betty.
Peters, Fritz, 1913-1979.
Pilates, Joseph Hubertus.
Ruggles, Carl, 1876-1971.
Schnakenberg, Henry Ernest, 1892-
Shu, Ou Mie.
Shubert, Katherine Schmidt, 1898-1978.
Souza, Amilcar de.
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997.
Thatcher, Madelaine.
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989.
Vance, Vivian.
Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987.
Wickwire, Nancy.
Wyndham, Lee.

Corporate Bodies

Albuquerque Public Library (N.M.).
Treasury Relief Art Project.
United States., Public Buildings Administration.

Subjects

Art, American, 20th century.
Art, American.
Illustrators, United States.
Mural painting and decoration, 20th century, United States.
Painters, United States.
Painting, American, 20th century.
Painting, American.
Pastel drawing, 20th century, United States, Specimens.
Portrait painters, 20th century, United States.

Genres and Forms

Bookplates.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Drawings.
Exhibition catalogs.
Pastels.
Photographs.
Sketchbooks.

Occupations

Artists.
Illustrators.
Painters.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Lloyd Lózes Goff Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lloyd Lózes Goff, 1970-71.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: ASE
Date: Mar 1993
Revision history: 8 Apr 2007 - converted to EAD (AMCon)

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Inventory

Biographical/autobiographical material
Box 1 Biographical/autobiographical material
Correspondence-subject file
Box 1 Family correspondence undated (1 folder)
Box 1 A-Z (1 folder)
Box 1 City of Albuquerque 1965 Aug. 23, 1965 Aug. 25
Box 1 Albuquerque Public Library 1963 Jan. 9, 1963 Dec. 3, 1965 May 13, 1965 Nov. 1, undated (printed material) - includes
Box 1 American Farm School 1959 July (printed material), 1961 (printed material), 1963 Feb. 14, 1963 May 28, undated (photographs)
Box 1 American Federation of Arts 1944 Apr. 15
Amor, Ines
See Galeria de Arte Mexicano
Box 1 Anderson, Margaret C. 1965 Apr. 13, 1965 Apr. 26, 1965 Nov. 13, 1966 Mar. 8, 1966 Mar. 11, 1966 Apr. 5, 1966 Apr. 6, 1966 Apr. 22, 1966 July 29, 1966 Sept. 20, 1966 Nov. 25, 1966 Dec. 10, 1967 Jan. 27, 1967 Mar. 31, 1967 May 2, 1967 July 14, 1968 Feb. 20, 1968 Aug. 17, 1969 Oct. 17, 1970 June 10, undated
Box 1 Archer, Edmund Minor 1970 Feb. 4, 1971 Jan. 24
See also Whitney Museum of American Art
Arms, John Taylor
See National Academy of Design
Box 1 Art Students League of New York 1934 May 31, 1960 Mar.-Apr. (printed material)
Box 1 Ball, Lucille 1954 Feb. 12, 1954 Aug. 10, 1955 Aug. 15, 1956 June 4, 1956 June 10 (outgoing carbon), 1956 June 13, 1956 Aug. 31 (outgoing carbon), 1956 Sept. 5, 1956 Sept. 11, undated photograph of daughter, Lucie Arnaz
Box 1 Baragrey, John 1966 Aug. 25
Box 1 Barkley, Fred Alexander 1935-1937 (printed material)
Box 1 Beaufort Museum 1970 Feb. 17, 1970 Mar. 20, 1970 Mar. 24
Box 1 Beaux Arts Institute of Design 1936 Oct. 19
Box 1 Bess, Forrest Clemenger 1958 Dec. 31, 1962 May 31, 1966 May 17, 1966 July 25, 1967 Jan. 4
Box 1 Birmingham Museum of Art 1954 Feb. 5
Box 1 Bishop, Isabel 1945 Nov. 12, 1954 Oct. 24, 1962 Mar. 3, 1971 Mar. 18, undated
Box 1 Blume, Peter and Ebie 1955 Mar. 25, 1967 July 13, 1970 Sept. 1, 1970 Oct. 15
See also National Institute of Arts and Letters
Box 1 Blumenthal, Joseph 1965 June 2
Box 1 Broadcast Recording Service 1960 Feb. 17
Box 1 Brooks, Gladys and Van Wyck 1963 May 7 (printed material of Van Wyck's funeral), 1963 June 1, undated
Box 1 Cadmus, Paul 1945 Nov. 7, 1960 Dec. 24, 1963 Aug. 27, 1966 Dec. 21, 1969 June 17, 1969 Dec. 29, undated (photographs of Cadmus and his artwork)
Canaday, John
See The New York Times
Box 1 Carnegie Institute. Department of Fine Arts 1943 June 21, 1943 Dec. 11
Box 1 Cincinnati Art Museum 1958 June 24, 1958 July 3, 1958 (printed material)
Box 1 Cunningham, Charles C. 1965 May 20, 1970 Oct. 20, undated
See also Wadsworth Atheneum
Box 1 Custom Interiors 1960 Dec. 12
Box 1 Dallas Museum of Fine Arts 1943 Feb. 27, undated
Box 1 Dayton Art Institute 1954 Apr. 19
Box 1 Downtown Gallery 1963 June 4, 1965 July 6
Box 1 Eureka College 1969 July 18, 1969 Dec. 9
Box 1 Fergusson, Erna undated
Box 1 Franklin, Frederic undated
Freilich, Michael
See Roko Gallery
Box 1 French, Jared 1959 Dec. 20
Box 1 Galeria de Arte Mexicano 1948 Apr. 23, 1949 May 25, 1951 Apr. (photograph), 1952 (photograph), 1954 July 17, 1954 Oct. 31 (outgoing carbon), 1965 May 11
Box 1 Galloway, James 1968 Aug. 28
Box 1 Gilbert, Edwin 1966 Apr. 1
Box 1 Gollancz, Livia 1965 Apr. 25, 1970 May 4
Box 1 Graham, Martha 1967 Sept. 8
Box 1 Greenhood, David 1958 Feb. 10 (Holiday House), 1968 Jan. 7, 1968 Mar. 25, 1969 Jan. 28, 1970 Jan. 30, 1970 Mar. 26, 1970 July 5, 1971 Feb. 25
Hall, Ridgway M.
See Beaufort Museum
Halpert, Edith Gregor
See Downtown Gallery
Box 1 Museum of Fine Arts of Houston 1960 Aug. 2 (outgoing carbon), 1960 Sept. 1
Box 1 Instituto Anglo-Mexicano de Cultura 1954 Aug. 25
Box 1 Instituto Mexicano Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales 1954 Aug. 24
Box 1 Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes 1954 July 23
Box 1 Jackson, Charles 1966 Jan. 19
Box 1 Jonson, Raymond 1962 Mar. 5
Box 1 Juster Gallery 1959 Nov. 15 (outgoing), 1959 Dec. 21 (photocopy from Jocelyn Ridgway Lehman), 1960 Feb. 25 (carbon to WQXR)
Box 1 Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota 1960 Feb. 26, undated - includes printed material
Box 1 Kluckhohn, Clyde 1951 July 29
Box 1 Koch, John 1966 Nov. 29
Box 1 C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries 1943 Dec. 23, 1947 Feb. 28, 1951 Aug. 27, 1955 July 14, 1959 May 29
Box 1 Laning, Edward 1958 (printed material), undated
Box 1 Lehman, Jocelyn Ridgway 1959 Jan. 30 (carbon to Herbert P. Lansdale), 1959 Jan. 30 (carbon to Voice of America), 1959 Dec. 21 (to Juster Gallery)
Box 1 Levine, Jack 1967 Jan. 10
Box 1 Library of Congress 1937 Sept. 10, 1957
Box 1 March, Florence Eldridge 1956 (?)
Box 1 Martin, Hugh 1957 June 2, 1964 Apr. 28, undated
Box 1 Meiser, Edith 1963 June 15
Box 1 Morse, Robert 1959 - includes photographs of Goff portrait
Box 1 National Academy of Design 1937 Apr. 13
Box 1 National Institute of Arts and Letters 1953 Dec. 24, 1958 Nov. 19
Box 1 Penitentiary of New Mexico 1960 Aug. 15, 1960 Aug. 29
Box 1 The New York Herald Tribune 1965 Jan. 14
Box 1 New York Public Library 1947 Sept. 4
Box 1 The New York Times 1959 Dec. 10, 1960 Mar. 14, 1960 Nov. 16, 1963 Nov. 6, 1965 May 4, 1966 Jan. 26
Box 1 Maron Palais Galleries 1964 Apr. 21
Papaconstantinou, Nicholas
See American Farm School
Box 1 Parrish, Anne 1949 July 9, 1957 Mar. 18
Box 1 Parsons, Betty 1959 (photographs), 1963 Nov. 15
Box 1 Peters, Fritz 1965 (photograph), 1966 Apr. 1, 1966 Apr. 8, 1966 Apr. 9, 1966 Apr. 11, 1966 May 18, 1968 Jan. 24, 1968 Jan. 28, undated (photograph, printed material)
Box 1 Pilates, Joseph Hubertus and Clara 1957 Mar. 26 - includes printed material
Box 2 La Quinta Gallery 1943 Feb. 20, 1954 Apr. 13, 1955 Mar. 28
Box 2 Roko Gallery 1966 Dec. 10 - 1967 Jan. 4 (printed material), 1967 Sept. 8 (outgoing carbon), 1968 June 12
Box 2 Ruggles, Carl undated - birthday address to his wife, Charlotte
Box 2 Schnakenberg, Henry 1967 Aug. 3, 1970 Jan. 2, 1970 Apr. 12, 1970 Apr. 15, 1970 May?
Box 2 Seale, Ervin 1959 Nov. 10
Box 2 Shu, Ou Mie 1968 (printed material - poetry), 1968 Sept. 18, 1968 Oct. 22 (artwork) 1968 Oct. 26, 1969 Apr. 1, 1969 Sept. 23, 1969 Oct. 27, 1969 Nov. 22, 1970 Sept. 10 (?), 1971 Jan. 20, 1971 Mar. 14
Box 2 Shubert, Katherine Schmidt 1966 Feb. 6
Simms, Albert G.
See La Quinta Gallery
Box 2 Sixtieth Street Gallery 1935 Nov. 12
Box 2 Souza, Amilcar de 1954 Apr. 21
Box 2 Springfield Art Museum 1961 Mar. 28 (outgoing carbon) -
Box 2 Stamos, Theodoros 1947 (photograph), 1948 May 31, 1957, undated
Box 2 Thatcher, Madelaine 1965 May 31
Box 2 Thomson, Virgil 1956 May 12
Treasury Relief Art Project
See United States. Treasury Department
Box 2 United Service Organizations for National Defense 1942 July 17
Box 2 United States. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Reclamation 1970 Feb. (printed material), 1971 Jan. 21
United States. Federal Works Agency. Public Buildings Administration
See United States. Public Buildings Administration
Box 2 United States. Office for Emergency Management 1942 Feb. 18
Box 2 United States. Post Office 1941 Aug. 19
Box 2 United States. Public Buildings Administration 1939 Nov. 10, 1939 Dec. 5, 1942 Mar. 14, 1942 June 24, 1942 June 24, 1942 June 24, 1943 Sept. 1, 1943 Sept. 23, 1968 Mar.
Box 2 United States. Treasury Department 1936 June 20, 1936 Oct. 10, 1936 Oct. 16, 1938 June 9
Box 2 Vance, Vivian 1953 Oct. 20, 1954 Feb. 23, 1955 Apr. 10, 1955 Oct. 4, 1955 Dec. 20, 1956 Feb. 21 (outgoing holograph copy), 1956 Mar. 2, 1958 (photograph of Vance with Lucille Ball), 1965 Feb. 24, 1967 Sept. 3 (from Lauraine Delaney), undated
Box 2 Van Veen, Stuyvesant undated
Box 2 WQXR (radio stations) 1959 Dec. 9, 1960 Feb. 17 (interview), 1960 Feb. 25 (photocopy from Juster Gallery)
Box 2 Wadsworth Atheneum 1951 June 26
Box 2 Wardrop, James 1954 Feb. 10
Box 2 Wescott, Glenway 1948 Mar. 30, 1949 June 15, 1960 Apr. 12, 1960 May 31
Box 2 West Point Museum 1960 Mar. 18, 1960 Apr. 12, 1960 May 6, 1961 Feb. 27, 1961 May 25
Box 2 Whitney Museum of American Art 1937 Oct. 6, 1937 Nov. 17, 1938 Apr. 11, 1940 June 7, 1941 Oct. 14, 1951 Nov. 5, 1954 Feb. 12, 1954 Mar. 3
Box 2 Wickwire, Nancy 1965 June 14
Box 2 Winans, Judith H. 1955 Sept. 15
Box 2 Writer's Digest 1958 June 9
Box 2 Wyndham, Lee 1962 Sept. 25
Box 2 Unidentified (1 folder)
Artwork
Bookplates
Box 3 Albuquerque Public Library
Box 3 Albuquerque Public Library (original illustration)
Illustrations (book)
Box 3 The Black Racer - dust jacket
Box 3 Fly Redwing Fly - original
Box 3 Fly Redwing Fly - production records
Box 3 Golden Footlights - lithographs
Box 3 New Mexico Quarterly - includes printed material from New Mexico Village Arts
Box 3 New Mexico Village Arts - production records
Box 3 New Mexico Village Arts - includes printed material
Box 3 Red Man White Man - original
Box 3 Run Sandpiper Run - original
Oversize 1 Run Sandpiper Run - original
Box 3 Run Sandpiper Run - production records
Box 3 Sun in Your Eyes - original
Box 3 Inventory of paintings
Juvenilia
Box 3 Early drawings, paintings
Box 3 Oil on canvas 1929
Box 3 Pastel drawings 1924-1937, undated (5 folders)
Photographs
Box 3 1932-1959 (5 folders)
Box 4 1960-1969, undated (5 folders)
Reproductions (advertising)
Box 4 Album covers - Gisele McKinsie
Box 4 Ladies' Home Journal Dec. 1955
Box 4 "The Lively Art of Living: Skyview on the Hudson"
Box 4 Miscellany
Box 4 Sketchbooks "1925," "1928," "1932," "1937" (4 folders)
Writings
Box 4 Poetry - first poem - "The Northwest Wind" 1925
Box 4 Speeches - Pen and Brush Club, New York 1967 May 9
Memorabilia
Box 4 Exhibition list
Photographs
Box 4 Family 1905-1959, undated (1 folder)
Box 4 Friends 1939-1960 (1 folder)
Goff, Lloyd Lózes
Box 4 1935-1951 (2 folders)
Box 5 1952-1967, undated (1 folder)
Box 5 Photographic button - Goff at age six months
Printed material
Box 5 Articles, reviews, miscellany
Box 5 Clippings 1929-1971, undated (3 folders)
Exhibition catalogs, announcements
Box 5 Group shows 1935-1968, undated (2 folders)
Box 5 One-man shows 1939-1971, undated (2 folders)
Box 5 Programs (theatrical) 1948, 1949
Box 5 Publicity for various books 1948-1965, undated
Miscellany
Box 5 Award - Boys' Clubs of America Junior Book Award for Run Sandpiper Run 1958
Box 5 Identification cards, invitations, permits, receipts, personal documents

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