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Finding Aid for the Alexandra Garrett Papers and Records of the Beyond Baroque Foundation, 1965-1991
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Description
Alexandra Garrett was associated with the short-lived literary magazines Coastline and Trace. The first office of Beyond Baroque, a non-profit cultural and educational foundation in the Venice section of Los Angeles, opened in 1968. In the same year, the first issue of its avant-garde magazine, Beyond Baroque, was published, and its art gallery opened. In 1969, the Venice poetry workshops, readings, and music recitals began. In 1972, the Beyond Baroque Foundation was created. The first National Endowment for the Arts grant came in 1974, and by 1977, its library had grown to 10,000 volumes. By 1979, Garrett had become executive vice-president of the Foundation and assistant editor of Beyond Baroque magazine. The collection consists of correspondence, staff bulletins, reports, organizational charts, catalogs, calendars, press releases, board meeting minutes, by-laws, articles and printed materials, scrapbook, clippings and magazines.
Background
Alexandra Garrett was brought up in the Eastern U.S., and attended Bennington College in Vermont, editing its literary magazine; moved to Los Angeles; was associated with short-lived literary magazines Coastline and Trace; the first office of Beyond Baroque, a non-profit cultural and educational foundation in the Venice section of Los Angeles, opened in 1968; in the same year, the first issue of its avant-garde magazine, Beyond Baroque, was published, and its art gallery opened; in 1969 the Venice poetry workshops, readings, and music recitals began; in 1972 the Beyond Baroque Foundation was created; the first National Endowment for the Arts grant came in 1974, and by 1977 its library had grown to 10,000 volumes; by 1979 Garrett had become executive vice-president of the Foundation and assistant editor of Beyond Baroque magazine.
Extent
17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, Department of Special Collections.] Credit shall be given as follows: © The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.