Lucia Grossberger Morales papers
The Lucia Grossberger Morales papers have been arranged into three series, one of which has been further divided into subseries. The collection is housed in two archival document boxes.
- 1981 - 1989
- Majority of material found within 1982 - 1988
- Grossberger, Lucia (Person)
Conditions Governing Use
2.2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Grossberger Morales was born in Catavi, Bolivia in 1952. Her family immigrated to Southern California in 1955. She later attended the University of Southern California, earning a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.S. in Instructional Technology. She enjoyed experimenting with film, video, and animation to tell stories.
In 1979, Grossberger Morales purchased an Apple II computer, in which she saw potential to use as an artistic medium. Working with partner Harry Vertelney and programmer David Rifkind, Grossberger Morales co-authored The Designer’s Tool Kit (1982), one of the first graphics programs published by Apple Computer, Inc. The software package included a manual with color pages and a graphic tablet overlay used to create and manipulate the artwork. Grossberger Morales’s early computer-generated artwork, which she began to exhibit at venues across California, included portraits, fabrics, and abstract images. She also created interactive installations at cultural centers. In 1985, Grossberger Morales co-authored AppleVisions with Apple employee Bob Bishop. Two years later, she and Bishop developed SpaceLace, a graphics program which allowed the artist to create a digital kaleidoscope.
As of 2017, Grossberger Morales continues to create and exhibit her art installations in museums, galleries, and shows worldwide.
System of Arrangement
Series I: Software, 1981-1987
Series II: Publications, 1981-1989
Subseries A: Articles, 1982-1989
Subseries B: Flier, n.d.
Subseries C: Newsletter, 1982
Subseries D: Event programs, 1982-1983
Subseries E: Press release, 1981
Subseries F: Trade catalog, 1982
Series III: Artwork, 1982-1986 and n.d.
- Apple Computer, Inc.
- Apple II (Computer)
- Apple II (Computer) -- Programming -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
- Apple II (Computer) -- Programming.
- Bishop, Bob
- Computer art -- Exhibitions
- Computer art -- Software
- Computer art -- United States
- Designer's Tool Kit (Software)
- Eclectic Electric (Firm)
- Palo Alto (Calif.)
- Rifkind, David
- Silicon Valley (Calif.)
- SpaceLace (Software)
- Vertelney, Harry
- Women in Games
- Ylem (Organization)
- Finding Aid to the Lucia Grossberger Morales Papers, 1981-1989
- Nicole Pease and Julia Novakovic
- 31 March 2017
- Description rules
Part of the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong Repository
One Manhattan Square
Rochester NY 14607 USA