Black journal: [1981-1996]

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Reflections on: love, death, dreams, career aspirations and personal relationships, family members and history, personal health concerns. Provenance includes: on front cover, yellow post-it note affixed by tape, writings from 81 on; Page 3, The Year of the Iron Cock 4680, It is Feburary 12, 1981, Notes, Research and ideas...; Page 7 dated 2/12/81, [Serenisea]; Page 26 & 28, green, lined note page insert dated Sept '81 affixed by tape, Idea - Conceptual Theatre; Page 91 dated May 27, 1989, an important beginning - a group of Asian-American Women artists...; Page 97, yellow post-it note dated 4/[14]/90, Tao of Phy.; Page 124, pink post-it note affixed to page, #1; Page 125 dated 12/1/94, The year is coming to closure – 1994; Page 135, loose lined note page dated 5/16/95, Gary [H?]ull, "Herbs"; Page 155 lined note paper affixed at top, notes: Pythagorean origin of the theory of ideas; Page 162, pink post-it note; Page 163 dated 10/95, I had found Rilke's Elegies...; Page 179 dated March 29.96, Had an examination (physical) with Dr. Apfel today; Page 257, insert of rat illustration, Year of the 'Fire Rat' 4694 [Fire Rat also written in Chinese calligraphy].


Type of resource mixed material
Form Diaries
Extent 1 bound volume, 247 pages, 21.59 x 27.94 cm
Date created February 12, 1981 - 1996-03-29
Language English; Chinese
Digital origin reformatted digital


Creator Bing, Bernice, 1936-1998


Subject Asian American artists
Subject Asian American women artists
Subject Chinese Americans
Subject Diaries
Subject Art
Subject Death
Subject Lesbian artists
Subject Chinese American artists
Genre Diaries
Genre Pen and ink drawings
Genre Calligraphy (process)

Bibliographic information

Note Bound black journal consisting of: 77 pages of handwritten text; 5 pages of illustrations; 4 inserts, of which 3 are handwritten notes on lined paper and 1 of an illustration; 4 post-it notes (2 yellow and 2 pink) used by artist.
Note Digitized from original by Stanford Libraries.
Source ID sul:M2651_b04_f03
Location M2651
Repository Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives

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