Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Pauline Oliveros Papers MSS.1308



Descriptive Summary

Creator Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-
Title: Pauline Oliveros Papers
Dates: Bulk, 1952-1967
Dates: 1945-1995, 1952-1967
Identification: MSS.1308
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet, 4 document boxes, 1 photo box
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Music has been at the center of the lives of Edith Gutierrez and her daughter, Pauline Oliveros. Gutierrez has taught piano for much of her life, has played professionally, and has been active in the Houston music scene. Oliveros, whom Gutierrez had with her first husband, J.B. Oliveros III, is an internationally known composer and accordionist.

In 1952, at the age of 20, Pauline moved from Houston to San Francisco. She and her mother wrote to one another for the next 20 years. They discussed many topics, among which were their musical interests and activities, Edith's care for her elderly mother, gossip about family and friends, Edith's activities with the Houston Professional Musicians Association, and the many pets which they each cared for.

They come from a musically talented family. Gutierrez's father, John Monroe Gribbin, had the ability to learn musical instruments by ear. Her mother, Pauline Gribbin, taught piano for many years. Gutierrez's second husband, Patricio Gutierrez, played professionally for many years.


 

Arrangement

Correspondence
Miscellaneous
Photographs

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

None.


Index Terms

Gutierrez, Edith
Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-
Composers
Houston Professional Musicians Association
Lesbians
Music Teachers--Texas--Houston
Musicians--Labor unions--Texas--Houston
Musicians--Texas--Houston
Older people--Care
Women Composers
Women Music Teachers--Texas--Houston
Women Musicians--Texas--Houston

Related Material

MSS 1316, Edith Gutierrez Collection

SC 1310, Patricio Gutierrez Collection

RG 1307, Houston Music Teachers Association Records

OH 293, Patricio Gutierrez Oral History Interview


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pauline Oliveros Papers. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Edith Gutierrez

Processing Information

Processed by: Andrew Hempe, August 1998

Digitized Materials

An oral history related to this collection is available at: http://digital.houstonlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/Interviews/id/190/rec/4


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Correspondence

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence and Miscellany, 1932-1951
Scope and Contents note
Contains newspaper clipping, Pauline Oliveros report cards, correspondence between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Oliveros, Pauline Gribbin, and Milt and Sylvia Briggs, and artwork.
2 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Oliveros, June - July, 1952.
3 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Oliveros, August - October, 1952.
4 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros, Edith Oliveros and Pauline Gribbin, November - December, 1952.
5 Correspondence, between Edith Oliveros and Pauline Oliveros, January - July, 1953.
General note
Also includes a newspaper clipping and a recital program.
6 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros, Edith Oliveros and Pauline Gribben, September - December, 1953.
7 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Oliveros, January - February, 1954.
General note
Also includes a concert program.
8 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Oliveros, March - May, 1954.
General note
Also includes newspaper clippings and program for play.
9 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Oliveros, June - July, 1954.
General note
Includes concert and recital programs.
10 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Oliveros, August - December, 1954.
General note
Includes newspaper clipping.
11 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Oliveros, January - March, 1955.
12 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Oliveros, May - August, 1955.
13 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros, Edith Oliveros Gutierrez, and Pauline Gribben, September - October, 1955.
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, November - December 12, 1955.
2 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, Johnny Oliveros, and Pauline Gribbin, December 20-31, 1955.
3 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Jennie Gates, January 1956.
4 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, February - March, 1956.
General note
Includes concert program.
5 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, April 1956.
6 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, Jennie Gates, May 1956.
7 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, June - July, 1956.
General note
Includes warrant for arrest of Edith Gutierrez.
8 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez. August 1956.
9 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, September - December 1956.
General note
Includes Concert program.
10 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, January - February 1956.
General note
Includes newspaper clipping.
11 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez, and Pauline Gribbin, March - May 1957.
12 Correspondence, between Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, June - July 1957.
13 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez, Johnny Oliveros, September 1957.
14 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez, and Pauline Gribbin, October - December 1957.
General note
Includes newspaper clippings.
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, January - March 1958.
General note
Includes newspaper clippings.
2 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, April - May 1958.
3 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, July - December 1958.
General note
Includes newspaper clipping and handwritten sheet music.
4 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, January - March 1959.
General note
Includes newspaper clipping.
5 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, April - June 1959.
General note
Includes newspaper clippings.
6 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, July 1959.
General note
Includes newspaper clippings.
7 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, August - December 1959.
General note
Includes newspaper clipping.
8 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, February - April 1960.
General note
Includes newspaper clippings.
9 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, May - June 1960.
General note
Includes newspaper clippings and recital program.
10 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, July - November 1960.
11 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, January - June 1961.
12 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, July - December 1961.
General note
Includes newspaper clippings.
13 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, January - May 1962.
14 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, July 1962.
General note
Includes concert programs.
15 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, August 1962.
16 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, September - November 1962.
General note
Includes newspaper clippings.
17 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, January - May 1963.
General note
Includes newspaper clipping and concert programs.
18 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, June - December 1963.
Box Folder
4 1 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros, Edith Gutierrez and Pauline Gribbin, 1964.
General note
Includes newspaper clippings.
2 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, 1965.
3 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, 1966.
4 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, 1967.
5 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, 1969.
6 Correspondence, Pauline Oliveros and Edith Gutierrez, 1970 - 1979.
General note
Includes newspaper clippings and concert program.



 

Miscellaneous

Box Folder
4 7 "Link."Description of environmental theater piece by Pauline Oliveros.
8 Diary of Edith Gutierrez, detailing trip to Europe she took with Pauline Oliveros in 1977.
9 Miscellaneous items. 1980 - 1989.
General note
Includes posters, cards, concert programs, newspaper clippings, newsletter from Pauline Oliveros Foundation, manuscript, and resume of Pauline Oliveros.
10 Correspondence and materials relaled to Edith Gutierrez concerning the Pauline Oliveros Foundation, 1985.
11 Materials relating to Pauline Oliveros Foundation, 1991 - 1995.
General note
Includes agenda and minutes of Board of Trustees meetings, memo by Pauline Oliveros to board members, and schedule of Pauline Oliveros.
12 Miscellaneous. Includes pamphlet for Deep Listening Training Session and Retreat with Pauline Oliveros, June 9 - 15, 1991, and list of programs held at Folger Shakespeare Library, 1995 - 1996.
13 Notes on book sent to Edith Gutierrez by Ione.
14 Certificate of Merit -- 1947



 

Photographs

Box Photo
5 MSS1308.1 Removed from Box 1, Folder 1.
MSS1308.2 - 1308.9 Removed from letter dated July 12, 1955, Box 1, Folder 12.
MSS1308.10 - 1308.18 Removed from letter dated September 22, 1955, Box 1, Folder 13.
MSS1308.19 Removed from letter dated October 9, 1959, Box 3, Folder 7.
MSS1308.20 Removed from letter dated January 3, 1964, Box 4, Folder 1.
MSS1308.21 - 1308.30 Removed from letter dated August 1, 1966, Box 4, Folder 3.
MSS1308.31 - 1308.39 Removed from birthday card dated June, 1966, Box 4, Folder 4.
MSS1308.40 - 1308.45 Removed from letter dated June 13, 1971, Box 4, Folder 6.
MSS1308.46 - 1308.47 Removed from diary, Box 4, Folder 7.