Series - Personal and administrative affairs

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Personal and administrative affairs

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  • 1971-2012 (Creation)
    predominant 1980-2007

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8.59 m of textual material
ca. 1270 photographs : multiple processes
20 objects

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Series consists of records related to Coupland’s personal and administrative affairs. This diverse series includes:

  • Personal notes and memos written by Coupland for family, friends and staff
  • Correspondence received by Coupland from family, friends and business associates.
  • Administrative correspondence received by Coupland from agents, publishers and other associates.
  • Receipts, bulls and other financial records
  • Personal and administrative faxes (sent and received primarily in 1993 and 1994).
  • Personal photographs taken by Coupland and his family
  • Miscellaneous ephemera collected by Coupland

This series also contains records relating to Coupland’s administrative affairs.
Administrative records include contracts, receipts, correspondence received from book publishers, scheduling correspondence and insurance papers. Some files in this series are financial records of Coupland’s company, Planet X created between 1992 and 1994.

Among those who Coupland received correspondence, artwork or photographs from are the following well-known artists and writers:

  • Toni Onley
  • Gordon Smith
  • Brian Jungen
  • Michael Stipe
  • Spike Jonze
  • Sofia Copola
  • Tom Wolfe
  • William S. Burroughs
  • Angela Grossman
  • William Gibson
  • David Slade

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Access to file 183-16 is restricted until 2112 due to the presence of personally identifying information.

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Photographs include printouts of digital images.

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