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Hiratsuka, Un'ichi, Papers, 1956-2001

Un'ichi Hiratsuka (1895-1997) Papers,

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Finding Aid Published: 2003

Un'ichi Hiratsuka (1895-1997) Papers, 1956-2001

Accession Number: 2002.5

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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Un'ichi Hiratsuka (1895-1997) Papers, 1956-2001
EXTENT:3.5 linear feet (8 boxes), 1 oversized portfolio and 1 portfolio
REPOSITORY: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries,
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
(312) 443-7292 phone
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http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
ABSTRACT:The Un'ichi Hiratsuka Collection reflects the close friendship between the Van Zelst and Hiratsuka families. From the earliest contact between collector Theodore Van Zelst and the Japanese woodblock print master Un'ichi Hiratsuka in 1959, the two families have exchanged visits, correspondence, and information on Hiratsuka's prints until and beyond Hiratsuka's death in 1997. This collection includes correspondence, images, articles, exhibition catalogs, and other materials documenting this relationship.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Manuscripts, typescript papers, printed papers, woodcut prints on paper, photomechanical prints, postcards, black and white and color photographic prints, black and white and color negatives and a VHS videocassette.
ORIGINATION: Hiratsuka, Un'ichi (1895-1997);
Van Zelst, Louann;
Van Zelst, Theodore
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:Theodore and Louann Van Zelst, patrons and collectors of Hiratsuka, donated this collection to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives at The Art Institute of Chicago in 2002 and 2004.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
Hiratsuka was a pioneer in the creative print movement, a prominent teacher, and bridge between traditional Japan and the modern world. As a painting student in the 1910s, he studied and admired modern Western art as well as Japanese woodblock prints in the ukiyo-e tradition. He later trained with a traditional Japanese printmaker, Igami Bonkotsu. This dual education led him to the Japanese Creative Print Society and the sosaku hanga or "creative print" movement, which advocated a revival of traditional Japanese printmaking with an emphasis on modernity and personal expression. Hiratsuka's work presented idyllic landscapes, modern cityscapes, and portraits with powerfully expressive yet delicately controlled lines, a technique he described as "drawing with my knife." At the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and elsewhere, Hiratsuka became teacher and mentor to a new generation of Japanese printmakers.

In 1962, Hiratsuka visited to Washington, D.C., eventually staying for 33 years with his wife, Teruno, daughter Keiko Moore, and his grandchildren. The capital provided Hiratsuka with new subject matter such as monuments, Georgetown architecture, and area parks for his sketches and prints, which had become almost exclusively black and white. While in Washington, he continued to exhibit actively in both countries and received high-level recognition from his homeland. The Japanese imperial couple awarded him the Order of Cultural Merit and, later, the Order of the Sacred Treasure, the first printmaker so honored. In 1991, the city of Suzaka in Nagano prefecture founded the Hiratsuka Un'ichi Print Museum in recognition of his impact on Japanese printmaking. Still active as an artist, Hiratsuka moved back to Japan in 1994, where he died at the age of 102.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
The collection is comprised of many exhibition-related materials, personal and business correspondence, photographs, video, manuscripts, and books. Correspondence between the Van Zelsts and the Hiratsuka family contains checklists of and prices for Hiratsuka's prints.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
SERIES I: MATERIALS ABOUT HIRATSUKA. Articles, books, and video about Hiratsuka and not pertaining to specific exhibitions are arranged chronologically. Materials are in English and Japanese.

SERIES II: CORRESPONDENCE. Letters, cards, and notes from telephone calls and visits between the Van Zelst and Hiratsuka families are arranged chronologically. A second sub-series includes correspondence between the Van Zelsts and friends, scholars, and collectors interested in Hiratsuka's work.

SERIES III: EXHIBITIONS. Exhibition-related materials, such as announcements, invitations, brochures, and catalogs, are arranged chronologically according to the date of the exhibition opening.

SERIES IV: PRINTS AND WRITINGS BY HIRATSUKA. Hiratsuka's prints, postcards, envelopes, and commentaries are arranged chronologically.

SERIES V: MATERIALS BY AND ABOUT THE VAN ZELSTS. Articles by and about the Van Zelst family and miscellaneous materials are arranged chronologically.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Hiratsuka, Un'ichi, 1895-1997
Hiratsuka, Un'ichi, 1895-1997--Archives
Van Zelst family--Archives
Prints, Japanese--20th century--Sources
Printmakers--Archives

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
BOX.FFBox #, Folder #
n.d.not dated
OPoversize portfolio

SEPARATED MATERIALS:
Theodore and Louann Van Zelst also donated prints from their collection of Hiratsuka's work to the permanent collection of the Department of Asian Art at The Art Institute of Chicago in 1978, 1979, and 2001.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Hiratsuka: Modern Master: from the Van Zelst Family Collection and the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, Ill.: Art Institute of Chicago, 2001.

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
The collection is housed in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' on-site stacks.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:
A portion of this collection is restricted, as noted in the series inventory; please consult the Archivist for further information. The remainder of the collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. Collections maintained on-site are available for patron use without prior arrangement or appointment. Collections maintained in off-site storage will be retrieved with advance notification; please consult the Archivist for the current retrieval schedule. For further information, consult http://www.artic.edu/aic/access/access.html

USER RESTRICTIONS:
The Art Institute of Chicago is providing access to the materials in the Libraries' collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of the Art Institute is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to permission from the Art Institute, permission of the copyright owner (if not the Art Institute) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. The Art Institute makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

PREFERRED CITATION:
Un'ichi Hiratsuka Papers, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
This collection was processed by Amy Babinec, of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives, in 2003. This finding aid was revised by Annemarie van Roessel in 2003, and Heidi Krug in 2005.

ITEM INVENTORY:
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SERIES I: MATERIALS ABOUT HIRATSUKA

ARTICLES:
Box.FF 1.1
Articles in English.
Includes excerpts from books on Japanese prints that include Hiratsuka.
1956-1959 3
Box.FF 1.2
Articles in Japanese and English.
Includes article in Japanese-language Reader's Digest with English translation, inscribed by Hiratsuka.
1961-1967 5
Box.FF 1.3
Articles in Japanese and English.
1971-1974 3
Box.FF 1.4
Articles in Japanese and English.
1975-1979 9
Box.FF 1.5
Articles in Japanese and English.
1982-1984 3
Box.FF 1.6
Articles in Japanese and English.
1990-1994 5
Box.FF 1.7
Articles in Japanese and English.
1995-2000 7

BOOKS AND CATALOGS:
Box.FF 2.1
Michener, James A. The Floating World. New York: Random House.
Includes print on p.255 signed by Hiratsuka.
1954 1
Box.FF 2.2
Matsuyama, Tatsuo. Japan, a Country of Printmaking: Un'ichi Hiratsuka. Tokyo: Abe Publishing.
1993 1
Box.FF 2.3
Moore, Keiko Hiratsuka.
Typescript. Translation of excerpts from Japan, a Country of Printmaking.
1999 1

VIDEO:
Box.FF 2.4
Hanga hyakunen = One Hundred Years of Prints. Tokyo: Nihon Hosu Kyokai.
CD and brochure. 44-minute program about Hiratsuka's birthday celebration, airing on Sogo Terebi TV. Regarding the work of Hiratsuka, including film of the printing process and its outcome. Includes content regarding the following topics/places/buildings: Japan.; Printing.; Japanese Printing.; Woodblock Printing.; Documentary. Length: 47:28. Includes brochure accompanying original videotape. This is the patron use copy. Original videotape is restricted.
11/03/1995 2
REST
Hanga hyakunen = One Hundred Years of Prints. Tokyo: Nihon Hosu Kyokai.
VHS videotape. THIS ITEM IS RESTRICTED. Patron use copy available in this Series, Box-FF 2.4; see digital file: 200205_110128-359
11/03/1995 1






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SERIES II: CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE VAN ZELSTS AND HIRATSUKA FAMILY:
Box.FF 3.1
Correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Van Zelst and the Hiratsuka family.
Includes lists of prints sent by Hiratsuka.
10/13/1960-11/17/1969 16
Box.FF 3.1
Hiratsuka's business card.
1960s 1
Box.FF 3.1
Hiratsuka's label for the print Oharame Doll.
1960s 1
Box.FF 3.2
Correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Van Zelst and the Hiratsuka family.
Includes lists of prints, articles and exhibition notices sent by Hiratsuka.
09/05/1970-04/10/1974 29
Box.FF 3.3
Correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Van Zelst and the Hiratsuka family.
Includes notes from telephone calls and visits.
03/29/1975-08/15/1979 32
Box.FF 3.4
Correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Van Zelst and the Hiratsuka family.
Includes notes from telephone calls and visits.
01/03/1980-01/19/1984 28
Box.FF 3.5
Correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Van Zelst and the Hiratsuka family.
Includes notes from telephone calls and visits.
02/15/1985-12/23/1989 24
Box.FF 3.6
Correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Van Zelst and the Hiratsuka family.
Includes notes from telephone calls and visits and Keiko Hiratsuka Moore's photographs and notes from Hiratsuka's reception with the Japanese imperial couple.
02/1990-06/1994 20
Box.FF 3.7
Correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Van Zelst and the Hiratsuka family.
Includes memorial card and letter about Hiratsuka from Keiko Hiratsuka Moore.
02/1995-10/12/1999 22
Box.FF 3.8
Correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Van Zelst and the Hiratsuka family.
Includes notes from telephone calls and visits.
05/18/2000-12/07/2000 18
Box.FF 3.9
List of prints written by Hiratsuka in Japanese.
n.d. 1

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE VAN ZELSTS AND OTHER ACQUAINTANCES:
Box.FF 3.10
Correspondence between the Van Zelst, artist Machiko Ebata and Kishiji Iso, who introduced the Van Zelsts to Hiratsuka's work.
07/30/1960-04/11/1969 9
Box.FF 3.10
Card and woodblock print from artist Machiko Ebata.
1960s? 1
Box.FF 3.11
Correspondence between the Van Zelsts and other acquaintances.
Includes letter from the Embassy of Japan on awarding Hiratsuka the Third Class Order of the Sacred Treasure.
05/27/1970-12/1979 29
Box.FF 3.12
Correspondence between the Van Zelsts and other acquaintances.
Includes invitations to private sales of Hiratsuka's prints at the home of Masayuki Kishimoto.
02/06/1981-10/10/1988 10
Box.FF 3.13
Correspondence between the Van Zelsts and the Hiratsuka family.
Includes notes from telephone calls and meetings.
12/1992-03/03/1998 17
Box.FF 3.14
Correspondence between the Mr. Van Zelst, Kishiji Iso, and Kishiji's daughter.
06/20/2001, n.d. 2






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SERIES III: EXHIBITIONS
Box.FF 4.1
"Japan's Modern Prints: Sosaku Hanga." The Art Institute of Chicago. Catalog signed by Hiratsuka.
1/21/1960 1
Box.FF 4.2
[ "Arenberg Collection of Contemporary Japanese Prints." ] The Art Institute of Chicago.
Printed review from Chicago Tribune.
1963 1
Box.FF 4.3
[ "Un'ichi Hiratsuka." ] Matsue.
Card from Shiko Munakata.
1964 1
Box.FF 4.4
"Woodblock Prints by Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington D.C.
Invitation and catalog.
02/15/1966 2
Box.FF 4.5
"Woodblock Prints by Unichi Hiratsuka." Paul Schuster Art Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Invitation , signed by Hiratsuka.
11/12/1966 1
Box.FF 4.6
[ "Hiratsuka Exhibition at International House, Tokyo." ].
Printed review from Japan Times.
10/1967 1
Box.FF 4.7
"Woodblock Prints by Unichi Hiratsuka." Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California.
Invitation, brochures, and note from Hiratsuka.
11/08/1967 4
Box.FF 4.8
"Woodblock Prints by Unichi Hiratsuka." Akimori Galleries, Washington, D.C.
Brochure and printed review from Washington Post Gardens Sunday.
12/1967 2
Box.FF 4.9
"Original Classics." Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Printed review from Washington Daily News.
07/1968 1
Box.FF 4.10
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Marillac High School, Northfield, Illinois.
Correspondence and press release.
01/07/1969 11
Box.FF 4.11
"Japanese Woodblock Prints by Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Kendall College, Evanston, Illinois.
Correspondence, invitations, and printed review from Evanston Review.
11/03/1969 7
Box.FF 4.12
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka: The Bridge and I," with commentary by Hiratsuka and checklist. Soiltest, Inc., Chicago.
Brochure.
1969 1
Box.FF 4.13
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Poster.
01/06/1970 1
Box.FF 4.14
"Woodblock Prints by Un-ichi Hiratsuka: Retrospective." Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
Poster.
01/29/1970 1
Box.FF 4.15
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka." University of California, Riverside.
Correspondence and list of exhibited works.
05/07/1970 2
Box.FF 4.16
"Three Generations: Woodcuts by Un'ichi Hiratsuka, Munakata Shiko, and Matsubara Naoko." Cincinnati Art Museum.
Brochure annotated by Hiratsuka.
05/09/1970 1
Box.FF 4.17
[ "Exhibition of Fifteen Contemporary Japanese Prints." Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Letter to the editor, unidentified source.
07/20/1971 1
Box.FF 4.18
[Un'ichi Hiratsuka Prints from the Van Zelst Collection.] Baraboo-Sauk County Campus Gallery, University of Wisconsin at Baraboo.
Correspondence and article in Baraboo News Republic.
09/01/1971 3
Box.FF 4.19
"Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings: The Primitive Period. Exhibition in Memory of Margaret O. Gentles." The Art Institute of Chicago.
Printed review from Chicago Tribune.
11/06/1971 1
Box.FF 4.20
"Contemporary Japanese Prints." Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Catalog.
08/29/1972 1
Box.FF 4.21
"Hiratsuka Un'ichi: Woodcuts." Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Correspondence, invitations and printed review from Evanston Review.
11/03/1969 3
Box.FF 4.22
"Woodcuts by Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Dittmar Memorial Gallery, Norris University Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
Correspondence, invitations, flyers, a press release, checklist, printed review from The Daily Northwestern, and color photographic prints of Hiratsuka in the exhibition.
04/10/1973 17
Box.FF 4.23
[ "Prints by Un-ichi Hiratsuka." ] Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo.
Brochure, holograph checklist by Hiratsuka with prices in yen.
06/11/1973 2
Box.FF 4.24
"Woodblock Prints: Un'ichi Hiratsuka from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Van Zelst." The Lobby Gallery, Illinois Bell Company, Chicago.
Correspondence, press release, checklist and color photographic prints of the installation.
02/04/1974 6
Box.FF 4.25
[ "Sixty Year Memorial Exhibition." Nihombashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo.
Gallery guide, brochure and envelope in Japanese, with title written by Hiratsuka in English.
03/19/1974 3
Box.FF 4.26
"Unichi, Hiratsuka Wood-Block Print." Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Brochure and checklist.
01/20/1975 1
Box.FF 4.27
[ "Artistry of Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Donnelley Library Gallery, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois.
Correspondence, press release and reviews.
04/15/1975 6
Box.FF 4.28
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka: A Great Modern Japanese Woodcut Print Artist." Gallery Mikimoto, Tokyo, Japan.
Flyer, brochure, photograph of poster and catalog signed by Hiratsuka. Includes note from Hiratsuka promising to send prints to the Van Zelsts.
05/17/1975 4
Box.FF 4.29
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Printed review from The Washingtonian.
10/1975 1
Box.FF 4.30
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Poster and reviews.
10/26/1976 3
Box.FF 4.31
[ "Hiratsuka Prints." ] Smart Gallery, University of Chicago.
Checklist of prints from Van Zelst collection.
04/1977 1
Box.FF 4.32
"The Printmaker as Draftsman." Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Postcard.
07/13/1977 1
Box.FF 4.33
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Printed review from The Washingtonian.
02/13/1978 1
Box.FF 4.34
"Japanese Woodblock Prints." The Art Institute of Chicago.
Press release, correspondence, photographic prints, reviews and checklist of Van Zelst loans and gifts.
02/17/1978 43
Box.FF 4.35
"Mikado" Japanese Restaurant.
matchbook with copy of Hiratsuka print on cover.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 5.1
[ "Un'ichi Hiratsuka." ] Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Notes by Van Zelst.
09/22/1980 1
Box.FF 5.2
[ "Un'ichi Hiratsuka." ] Isetan Department Store, Tokyo.
Catalog signed by Hiratsuka, notes by Van Zelst, postcard and invitation.
12/10/1980 10
Box.FF 5.3
"Twentieth Century Moku-Hanga." Swen Parsons Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
Catalog.
10/07/1982 1
Box.FF 5.4
"Contemporary Japanese Prints." Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois.
Loan agreement, photographic prints, and color negatives.
02/11/1983 12
Box.FF 5.5
[ "Private Show and Sale of Woodblock Prints by Un'ichi Hiratsuka and Keiko Hiratsuka Moore." ] House of Mr. and Mrs. Masayuki Kishimoto, Bethesda, Maryland.
Invitation.
10/27/1984 1
Box.FF 5.6
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Doizaki Gallery, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Los Angeles, California.
Catalog autographed by Hiratsuka.
10/12/1985 1
Box.FF 5.7
[ "Private Show and Sale of Woodblock Prints by Un'ichi Hiratsuka and Keiko Hiratsuka Moore." ] House of Mr. and Mrs. Masayuki Kishimoto, Bethesda, Maryland.
Announcement.
11/09/1985 1
Box.FF 5.8
"Woodblock Prints by Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Invitation and printed review from Washington Post.
07/19/1986 2
Box.FF 5.9
"A Private Exhibition of Woodblock Prints by Un'ichi Hiratsuka and Keiko Hiratsuka Moore." House of Mr. and Mrs. Masayuki Kishimoto, Bethesda, Maryland.
Invitation.
11/01/1986 1
Box.FF 5.10
"Japanese Festival 1987." Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri.
Poster, press releases, press coverage and notice of Hiratsuka's printmaking demonstration.
08/29/1987 17
Box.FF 5.11
[ "Hiratsuka's Un'ichi Returning Commemorative Hanga Exhibition." Shimane Museum, Matsue, Japan.
Catalog, checklist, notes and review in Japanese newspaper.
03/18/1989 6
Box.FF 5.12
"Asian Pacific American Images '89." Mayor's Mini Art Gallert, Washington, D.C.
Printed review from Washington Times.
06/22/1989 1
Box.FF 6.1
"The Opening of Suzaka Hanga Museum and Un-ichi Hiratsuka Hanga Museum." Nagano, Japan.
Catalog, postcard and notes by Van Zelst.
11/17/1991 3
Box.FF 6.2
"Japanese Woodblock Prints by Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Japan Information Culture Center, Washington, D.C..
Booklet, invitation and review.
12/01/1992 3
Box.FF 6.3
"Hiratsuka." Gallery Kabutoya, Ginza, Japan.
Checklist and notes by Tim Orr and Van Zelst.
05/09/1995 2
Box.FF 6.4
[ "Un'ichi Hiratsuka." Suzaka City Museum of Hanga, Nagano, Japan.
Poster, pamphlet and business card.
07/27/1995 3
Box.FF 6.5
"Masterpieces by Un'ichi Hiratsuka from the Van Zelst Collection in Celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of His Birth." Hiraki Ukiyo-e Museum, Yokohama, Japan.
Press releases, press coverage in U.S. and Japan, notes by the Van Zelsts, catalog and correspondence.
05/24/1996 31
Box.FF 6.6
[ "Un'ichi Hiratsuka." ] Sabu Department Store, Tokyo.
Catalog and note by Van Zelst.
08/06/1997 2
Box.FF 6.7
"Woodcuts by Hiratsuka." National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Invitation and newsletters.
06/14/1999 4
Box.FF 6.8
[ "Un'ichi Hiratsuka." ] Hiratsuka Hanga Museum, Nagano, Japan.
Printed review from Puutalo Report.
1999 1
Box.FF 6.9
[ "Un'ichi Hiratsuka." ] Shimane Museum, Matsue, Japan (?), opening reception.
Color photographic prints.
1990s 4
Box.FF 6.10
"102 Years of Dedication to Woodblock Prints: The Art of Un-ichi Hiratsuka." Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo.
Flyer and webpage printout.
04/08/2000 2
Box.FF 6.11
[ "Un'ichi Hiratsuka Retrospective." ] Seibu Department Store, Ikebukuro, Japan.
07/05/2000 1
Box.FF 6.12
"Hiratsuka: Modern Master." The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Catalog, press release, press coverage and correspondence. Includes typescripts of lectures by Helen Merritt and Van Zelst.
06/16/2001 47
Box.FF 6.13
"The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance." The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Printed review for Washington Post.
10/2001 1
Box.FF 6.14
"Hiratsuka Un'ichi: Color Woodblock Prints." Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
Postcard, loan agreement, invitation, correspondence and programming information.
11/09/2001 13
Box.FF 6.15
Un'ichi Hiratsuka World Exhibition of His Prints. Exhibition catalog and supporting documents, Suzaka Hanga Museum, Ehimé-Ken, Japan; 04/26/2003-05/20/2003.
Includes catalog, poster, 2 exhibition tickets, and announcement post card. Gift of Van Zelst Family, 2004.
2003 5
Box.FF 6.16
Textures of Influence: 20th Century Japanese Prints in the Collection of University of Maryland University College. Exhibition catalog, Edison Place Gallery, Washington D.C., 03/28/2003-07/26/2003.
Inscribed to Van Zelst Family by Hiratsuka Family. Gift of Van Zelst Family, 2004.
2003 1
Box.FF 6.17
Checklist of Hiratsuka's prints.
Typescript.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 6.17
[ "Exhibition of Japanese Prints by Un-Ichi Hiratsuka." ] University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Invitations.
n.d. 1
Exhibition posters of works by Un-Ichi Hiratsuka.
Posters
1973-1980 9
Flatf. 5.12
Menu from Japanese Restaraunt Mikado with cover art by Un-Ichi Hiratsuka.
Menu
n.d. 1






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SERIES IV: PRINTS AND WRITINGS BY HIRATSUKA

ORIGINAL WOODBLOCK PRINTS BY HIRATSUKA:
Box.FF 7.1
Six sets of envelopes with original woodblock prints.
Woodblock prints.
1947 13
Box.FF 7.1
Greeting card with original print.
Woodblock prints.
1970 1
Box.FF 7.1
Original woodblock prints of address label and coffee cake label; with envelope.
Woodblock prints. Envelope includes notes by the Van Zelsts.
05/24/1982 3
Box.FF 7.1
Notes by the Van Zelsts about the set of envelopes.
Typescript.
04/07/1988 1
OP 1
Wooblock Print Reproductions of Horinji Temple in Yamato District and Genroku Figure.
Woodblock prints.
n.d. 4

PUBLISHED PRINTS BY HIRATSUKA:
Box.FF 7.2
Appointment calendar with reproduced prints by Hiratsuka. Washington D.C.: Acropolis Books.
Autographed by Hiratsuka.
1970 1
Box.FF 7.3
Desk calendars with reproduced prints by Hiratsuka, published in Japan.
1974, 1975, and 1977 calendars include original print by Hiratsuka. 1980 calendar has inscription from Hiratsuka on cover.
1973-1981 8
Box.FF 7.4
Postcard sets, with reproduced prints by Hiratsuka; with matching envelopes.
Signed by Hiratsuka.
1974, 1989, n.d. 11
Box.FF 7.4
Card of reproduction of "Woman with a Blue Shawl;" with envelope.
1996 2

WRITINGS BY HIRATSUKA:
Box.FF 7.5
"Key Bridge in Winter." Hiratsuka's reflections on creating the print.
Typescript.
1969 1
Box.FF 7.5
"The Bridge and I."
Holograph manuscript in Japanese.  Typescript in English. Hiratsuka discusses the significance of bridges in his work.
1969 2
Box.FF 7.5
"The Bridge and I," exhibition organized by Mr. Van Zelst.
Brochure. Includes translation of holographic manuscript.
1969 1






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SERIES V: MATERIALS BY AND ABOUT THE VAN ZELSTS

ARTICLES ABOUT THE VAN ZELSTS:
Box.FF 8.1
"My Friend, the Artist."  Kiwanis Club of Evanston Kow-Bell.
Flyer.
02/27/1990 1
Box.FF 8.1
"Exhibition of Masterpieces by Hiratsuka Un'ichi from the Van Zelst Collection."  Kiwanis Club of Evanston Kow-Bell.
Meeting program.
06/25/1996 1
Box.FF 8.1
Woldt, Frederic. "Two Paths Meet on Quest for Perfection."  The News-Sun, p. C1.
08/20/1996 1
Box.FF 8.1
Adams, Richard. "Un'ichi Hiratsuka: Master of Sosaku Hanga, Mentor of the Kitsutsuki." Van Zelst, Theodore and Louann. "Un'ichi Hiratsuka: An introduction to the Van Zelst Collection."  Midwest Engineer 49, no. 1, pp. 2-8.
09/1996-10/1996 1
Box.FF 8.1
"Ted W. Van Zelst."  The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, p.36.
Fall 1996 1
Box.FF 8.1
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka, Japanese Artist's Friendship with Landscape Architect" .
Press release.
1996 1
Box.FF 8.1
"Theodore W. and Louann Hurter Van Zelst."  Northwestern Magazine, p. 28.
1996? 1

WRITINGS BY THE VAN ZELSTS:
Box.FF 8.2
"We Have Been Enchanted with the Works of Un'ichi Hiratsuka for Over Twenty-Five Years" .
Typescript.
10/01/1980 1
Box.FF 8.2
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka in the United States" .
Typescript.
08/26/1983 1
Box.FF 8.2
"Hiratsuka Vision" .
Typescript.
06/23/1997 1
Box.FF 8.2
"Archives from the Van Zelst Family Collection, Glenview, Illinois" .
Typescript in binder.
2001 1
Box.FF 8.2
"Catalog of Woodblock Prints, Black & White, Color Woodcut Prints 1918-1995 from the Van Zelst Family Collection, Glenview, Illinois" .
Typescript in binder.
2001 1
Box.FF 8.2
"Folios by Hiroko Hiratsuka" .
Typed notecard.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 8.2
"Hiratsuka Used an Embossed Signature in Block Type" .
Typed note on photocopy.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 8.2
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka" .
Typescript.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 8.2
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka Is the Dean of Japanese Print Artists" .
Typescript.
n.d. 1

MISCELLANEOUS:
Box.FF 8.3
The Testing World, no. 21, cover.
Illustration of three Hiratsuka prints.
Winter 1968 1
Box.FF 8.3
"Un'ichi Hiratsuka in front of National Museum of American Art" .
Photocopy of photograph.
1976 1
Box.FF 8.3
Resume of Franz Bader.
1977 1
Box.FF 8.3
Invitation by Van Zelsts for meeting Hiratsuka at The Art Institute of Chicago.
1978 1
Box.FF 8.3
Summary of videography and editing fees for video on Un'ichi Hiratsuka.
Manuscript.
1970s 1
Box.FF 8.3
"Woodcuts by Hiratsuka" .
Clippings from Washington Post.
03/1983 1
Box.FF 8.3
"Woodblock Prints by Fumio Kitoaka."
Flyer. For exhibition at The World Bank Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.
05/06/1983 1
Box.FF 8.3
"Guests Who Have Accepted Invitation for Open House" .
Manuscript.
07/14/1996 1
Box.FF 8.3
Invitation by Van Zelsts for receptions at their home.
06/16/2001-06/17/2001 2
Box.FF 8.3
Japan America Society of Chicago.
Invitation.
12/13/2001 1
Box.FF 8.3
"Review by Experts" .
Typescript.
2001 1
Box.FF 8.3
Mikado Restaurant in Washington D.C., address label.
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