Mae Babitz - Artist


While many of the artist’s works were owned by private collectors including Igor and Vera Stravinsky, Hope and Jeff Corey, Edward James, Laurie and Art Pepper, and Eugene Berman, in 2006, the Babitz estate donated the remaining Collection of extensive personal and professional correspondence, personal photographs, loose papers, exhibition fliers and booklets, newspaper and magazine clippings and ephemera of Mae Babitz’s life as an artist to the Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA Library Special Collections.
In addition to personal and work related papers, the Collection includes over seventy original illustrations that were shown in galleries and public buildings along with many other earlier sketches and drawings. The Collection also includes the artist’s personal correspondance with Edward James, original works by Kate Steinitz, and correspondence and internal documentation related to and generated by the Committee for Simon Rodia’s Towers in Watts, a committee Mae and her husband Sol Babitz helped found. In 1984, after his death, the artist donated Sol Babitz’s research papers (to view) on Early Music to the UCLA Music Library.
The artists papers are available for viewing and research through the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Manuscripts Division Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575.