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Lia Cook papers

Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Names:
Allrich Gallery  Search this
B.Z. Wagman Gallery (St. Louis, Missouri)  Search this
Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts  Search this
Extent:
5.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
1968-2012
Summary:
The papers of fiber artist and painter Lia Cook measure 5.9 linear feet and date from 1968 to 2012. Cook's career and exhibition activities are documented through biographical material, correspondence, professional files, gallery and exhibition files, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of fiber artist and painter Lia Cook measure 5.9 linear feet and date from 1968 to 2012. Cook's career and exhibition activities are documented through biographical material, correspondence, professional files, gallery and exhibition files, printed material, photographs, and artwork.

The bulk of Cook's papers consist of gallery and exhibition files describing her active participation in exhibiting her works throughout the United States and around the world, and her affiliation with the Allrich Gallery, B.Z. Wagman Gallery, and Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts. Professional files contain material relating to conferences and symposiums, written articles, and the sourcing of jacquard looms and other equipment.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1968-2012 (Box 1; 0.1 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1974-1992 (Box 1; 0.1 folders)

Series 3: Professional Files, 1970s-1995 (Box 1-2; 1 linear foot)

Series 4: Gallery and Exhibition Files, 1974-1997 (Box 2-5; 3.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1970s-2012 (Box 5; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1970s-1980s (Box 6-7; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1970s-2000s (Box 6-7; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Lia Cook (1942- ) is a fiber artist and painter in Berkeley, California. She is noted for her use of an electronic jacquard loom.

Born in Ventura, California, Lia Cook attended the University of California, Berkeley where she studied political science, painting, and ceramics. She studied under fiber artist Ed Rossbach. She completed a fellowship with the National Endowment for the Arts in the 1970s.

Lia Cook combines fiber art with technology and photography. Her works are found in the collections of museums around the United States and Europe.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an interview of Lia Cook conducted 2006 August 22-29, by Suzanne Baizerman, for the Archives' Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Provenance:
The Lia Cook papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Lia Cook in 2016.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Fiber artists -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Painters -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cooklia
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Archives of American Art
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The Art of Lia Cook: Presence/Absence, the Digital and the Hand, a film by Elizabeth Scher

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Extent:
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Container:
Box 5, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
2000
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-circa 2012
Scope and Contents:
Found are two notebooks which include sketches of fabric designs and notes on fabric content, warp and weave, measurements, and financial notes. The notebooks may date from time Cook spent in Amsterdam. Also found are Cook's resumes and curriculum vitae, her 70th birthday invitation, and a book published by her father, James Polese on growing up in San Francisco in the 1920s.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cooklia, Series 1
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Professional Files

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (Box 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s-1995
Scope and Contents:
Lia Cook's general professional activities are described in this series. Found are files related to articles; participation at conferences, lectures, symposiums, lectures, and juries; extensive research and sourcing of jacquard looms and other equipment; grants; press materials; and studio tours.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cooklia, Series 3
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Alvadaro Dye House

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Gallery and Exhibition Files

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet (Box 2-5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1997
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of Cook's papers consist of files relating her exhibition schedule through the 1970s and 1990s. Found are resumes, loan agreements, correspondence, printed materials, scattered photographs, slide lists and price or sales lists. Significant material is found for Cook's affiliation with the Allrich Gallery, B.Z. Wagman Gallery, and Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts. Major exhibitions include Cook's annual participation at the Lausanne Biennale, Painted Weavings by Lia Cook and Neda Al Hilali (1980) at Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and California College of Arts and Crafts faculty art shows, among many others.
Arrangement:
Gallery files are arranged in alphabetical order while exhibition files are arranged in chronological order. Original folder titles were maintained in this series, however, at times they have been edited for clarity. This series is arranged as two subseries.

4.1: Gallery Files

4.2: Exhibition Files
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cooklia, Series 4
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Archives of American Art
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Alice Simsar Gallery

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Allrich Gallery

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13-20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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American Institute of Taiwan

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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The Annex Gallery

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Aptekar Arts

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Architectural Arts Coalition of Dallas

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Art Consultants West

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Artist Circle Limited

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Arts in the Academy, National Academy of Sciences

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Auction, Oakland Museum

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cooklia-ref12

Atlanta Design

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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B.Z. Wagman Gallery

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 29-30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Bellas Artes Gallery

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Bernice Steinbaumb Gallery

Collection Creator:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Lia Cook papers, 1968-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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