D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Dianne Cable Sketchbooks and Journals
M2010.04

Summary Information

Repository
UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Title
Dianne Cable Sketchbooks and Journals
ID
M2010.04
Date [inclusive]
1965-2010
Extent
14.5 Linear feet
Physical Description
Contains original artwork, text, and CD of images
Location Note
Located in Special Collections Row 4, Section 1
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Dianne Cable Sketchbooks and Journals, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville

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Biographical Note

Dianne Cable was born in Canton, NC. She graduated from UNC Asheville, before continuing her studies at the University of Georgia after which she returned to UNC Asheville to teach studio and art history. She lived and worked as an artist in Cortona, Italy and throughout the USA, recording her experiences in the sketchbooks and journals that form the bulk of this collection, before returning to live in western North Carolina. Cable's work has been shown both nationally and internationally.

Additional biographical information by Dianne Cable

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Scope and Contents

Contains original artwork, journals and other materials by Dianne Cable. Most of the collection comprises sketchbooks and journals produced by Cable, in which she recorded outline sketches, diary notes, and other materials. When Cable donated the materials to UNC Asheville, she also wrote an autobiographical outline for some items to provide historical context and descriptions. In addition, the collection includes portfolios of original artwork for two books illustrated by Cable.

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Arrangement Note

The materials were donated in several tranches. Materials from the first four donations (March 2010 - September 2011) are in boxes 1 to 10, with boxes 7 to 10 holding larger items. Materials donated in May 2015 are boxes 11 to 14, and the portfolios were donated in May 2016.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504
828.251.6645
speccoll@unca.edu

Rights

Restrictions Apply

The work of Dianne Cable is copyrighted. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Any display, publication, or public use must seek permission from the artist and the D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville.

Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Creator

Dianne Cable

Processing Note

Originally processed by Special Collections Staff, EB and HW. Additional donations incorporated, and new finding aid by Colin Reeve, May 2018

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Related Materials

Related Monographs

Special Collections has two books with illustration by Dianne Cable. Original artwork for the books is in this collection.

Padgett, Bob. Paper Mansions. Asheville, N.C.: Bright Mountain Books, 1986 [F264.B57 P33 1986]

Moore, William G. Two on the Square. Asheville, N.C.: Bright Mountain Books, 1986 [PN6162 .M63 1986]

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: Sketchbooks 

Folder 1: Sketchbook, 1965 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, Blue, 8 1/2" x 11"; front cover detached 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 7 pages 

Folder 2: Sketchbook, 1973 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 8 1/2" x 11" ; front cover missing 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 2 pages 

Folder 3: Sketchbook, 1976 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 8 1/2" x 11" ; front cover missing 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 3 pages 

Folder 4: Sketchbook, Summer + Fall, 1976 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 10" x 14" 

Autobiographical notes, handwritten, 3 pages 

Folder 5: Sketchbook, 1976-77 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 3 pages 

Folder 6: Sketchbook, 1978 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/4" x 11 1/2" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 2 pages 

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Box 2: Sketchbooks 

Folder 1: Sketchbook, 1978-79 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/4" x 11 1/2" 

Subject notes, handwritten , 1 page 

Folder 2: Sketchbook, 1979 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 5 pages 

Folder 3: Sketchbook, 1980 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 8 1/2" x 11" 

Autobiographical notes, handwritten, 1 page 

Folder 4: Sketchbook, 1980 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 1 page 

Folder 5: Sketchbook, 1980-81 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

Autobiographical notes, handwritten, 1 page 

Folder 6: Sketchbook, 1981 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 9" x 12" 

Autobiographical notes, handwritten, 1 page 

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Box 3: Sketchbooks 

Folder 1: Sketchbook, 1981 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 2 pages 

Folder 2: Sketchbook, January 1984 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 2 pages 

Folder 3: Sketchbook, Summer 1984 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 9 1/2" x 12 3/4" 

Autobiographical notes, handwritten, 1 page 

Folder 4: Sketchbook, Summer 1984 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/4" x 12" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 2 pages 

Folder 5: Sketchbook, 1985 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/2" x 11" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 6 pages 

Folder 6: Sketchbook, 1985 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 3 pages 

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Box 4: Sketchbooks 

Folder 1: Sketchbook, Summer + Fall, 1985 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 9 1/4" x 12 3/4" 

Autobiographical notes, handwritten, 1 page 

Folder 2: Sketchbook, 1986 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/2" x 11" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 3 pages 

Folder 3: Sketchbook, 1987 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/2" x 11" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 3 pages 

Folder 4: Sketchbook, 1992 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" ; front cover missing 

Autobiographical notes, handwritten 1 page 

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Box 5: Sketchbooks 

Folder 1: Sketchbook, 1992 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/2" x 11" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 2 pages 

Folder 2: Sketchbook, 1993 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/2" x 11" 

Autobiographical notes, handwritten, 2 pages 

Folder 3: Sketchbook, 1993 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 3/4" x 6" 

Autobiographical notes, handwritten, 3 pages 

Folder 4: Sketchbook, 1996 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/2" x 11" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 3 pages 

Folder 5: Sketchbook, 1999 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 9" x 12" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 2 pages 

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Box 6: Sketchbooks and Sketch Journal 

Folder 1: Sketchbook, 2001 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 6" x 6" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 3 pages 

Folder 2: Sketchbook, 2001 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 5" x 7" 

Autobiographical notes, handwritten, 2 pages 

Folder 3: Sketchbook, 2002-03 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 5" x 7" 

Autobiographical notes, handwritten, 2 pages 

Cast metal object, broken from larger piece, 1 3/4" x 3/4" 

Folder 4: Sketch Journal, 2003 

Sketch Journal, Spiral Bound, 7" x 9 3/4" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 2 pages 

Folder 5: Sketchbook, Summer + Fall, 2007 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/2" x 11" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 2 pages 

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Box 7: Sketchbooks 

Item 1: Sketchbook, 1979 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 10 1/2" x 14" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 4 pages 

Item 2: Sketchbook, 1978 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 11" x 14" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 2 pages 

Item 3: Sketchbook, 1988-89 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 11" x 14" 

Autobiographical notes, handwritten, 3 pages 

Item 4: Sketchbook, 1997 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 10 1/2" x 14 1/4" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 3 pages 

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Box 8: Sketchbooks 

Item 1: Sketchbook, 1994-95 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 10 1/4" x 14 1/4" 

Item 2: Sketchbook, 1980 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 11" x 14" 

Item 3: Sketchbook, 1991 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 11" x 14" 

Item 4: Sketchbook [with South Park Stickers], n.d. (2001) 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 11" x 14" 

Item 5: Sketchbook, July 2010 - June 2011 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 11" x 14" 

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Box 9: Sketchbooks and Pictorial Journal 

Item 1: Pictorial Journal 

Pictorial Journal, "Giornale da Cortona Stilografica", pen and ink on folded rag paper sheet, 36" x 24". A sequential graphic novel of Cable's travels in Italy in 1976. Includes CD of single images. 

Item 2: Sketchbook, 1986 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 13" x 19" 

Item 3: Sketchbook, 1975 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 14" x 17" 

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Box 10: Sketchbooks 

Item 1: Sketchbook, 1972 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 11" x 14"; front cover detached 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 3 pages 

Item 2: Sketchbook, 1975 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 11" x 14" ; front cover missing 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 2 pages 

Item 3: Sketchbook, 1975-77 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 11" x 14" 

Item 4: Sketchbook, 1976 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 11" x 14" ; front cover missing 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 3 pages 

Item 5: Sketchbook, 1977 

Sketchbook, "Volume 1977, Armurchee, GA", Hard Bound, 11" x 14" 

Autobiographical Notes, typed, 2 pages 

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Box 11: Sketchbooks, Scrapbook and Loose Sketches 

Folder 1: Sketchbook, 1994 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/4" x 11". Probably originally also contained pages of pressed dried flowers, most of which are now missing. 

Folder 2: Sketchbook, 2010 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 9" x 12", includes "Staten Island Advance" article about Dianne Cable, August 17, 1994 

Folder 3: Sketchbook, March 2012 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 9" x 12" 

Folder 4: Sketchbook/Scrapbook, 2013 

Sketchbook/Scrapbook, Spiral Bound, 9" x 11", includes photos, pasted artwork, and correspondence 

Folder 5: Sketchbook, n.d. 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 9" x 12", EFT written on front cover 

Folder 6: Loose Sketches, n.d. 

18 pen or ink sketches, some are titled and dated 2009, others are undated. Paper size varies, but most are 9" x 12" 

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Box 12: Sketchbooks and Sketch Journal 

Folder 1: Sketch Journal, 1971 

Sketch Journal, Hard Bound, 8 1/4" x 11" 

Folder 2: Sketchbook, 1975 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 8 1/4" x 11" 

Folder 3: Sketchbook, 1990 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/4" x 11" ; some pages cut from start of book 

Folder 4: Exchange Book / Scrapbook 2002-10 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 9" x 12" ; began as a shared sketchbook with Milenka Berengolc, 2002, resumed on own by Dianne Cable, February 2010 

Folder 5: Sketchbook "Certain Truths", June 13, 2005 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 9" x 12" 

Autobiographical notes, typed, 2 pages 

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Box 13: Journals and Exhibition Materials 

Folder 1: Journal, 1976 

Journal pages removed from binder, Italy, summer 1976, 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" 

Folder 2: Journal, 1994-99 

Journal, Hard Bound, 7" x 9" ; many entries written backwards 

Folder 3: "Thirty Years of Drawing", 1997 

Materials covering "Thirty Years of Drawing", an exhibition of selected sketchbooks of Dianne Cable, Asheville, 1997 

Folder 4: Journal, 2008-09 

Journal, Spiral Bound, 6.75" x 9.5" 

Folder 5: Journal/Sketchbook, 2008 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" ; contains additional loose pages 

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Box 14: Sketchbooks, Journal and Class Notes 

Folder 1: Journal, 1976-78 

Journal, Hard Bound, 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" 

Folder 2: Class Notes, 1980 

Ring binder, pages 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", additional loose pages interleaved 

Folder 3: Sketchbook, 1993 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 5" x 8 1/4" 

Folder 4: Sketchbook, 2000 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 7" x 10" 

Folder 5: Sketchbook, 2002-12 

Sketchbook, Spiral Bound, 7" x 10" 

Folder 6: Sketchbook "Still Underway....", September 2009 

Sketchbook, Hard Bound, 8 1/4" x 11 1/2"; pages at start of book have been taped closed by the author 

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Art Portfolios 

Portfolio 1: Artwork for "Paper Mansions" [F264.B57 P33 1986] 

Painting, oil on canvas, 18" x 24" 

Pastel, 19 1/2" x 12 3/4" 

42 pencil and 1 ink drawings, various sizes 

Notes and comments, handwritten 4 pages 

Portfolio 2: Artwork for "Two on the Square" [PN6162 .M63 1986] 

21 pencil and 2 pencil/crayon sketches, 18" x 24" 

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