This series contains records relating to Butterfield's sale and appraisal of artworks, correspondence relating to her writing and publicity work for artists, other records relating to her career including detailed resumes, and a few personal records relating to her family, friends, finances and health. Also found is 1 sound cassette from Butterfield's answering machine containing incoming messages and some phone conversations from the early 1980s.
Correspondence files also contain many enclosures, including contracts, postcards, photographs of works of art, and printed materials. The file on the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission contains extensive writings and other documentation relating to the sculptor George Herms, the subject of an exhibition at the municipal art gallery, Barnsdall Park.
A copy of the periodical The Journal of Art, which has records in this series, is found in series 5, Printed Materials. Additional press releases are also foundin seris 5, Printed Materials.
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Jan Butterfield papers, 1959-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources "Hidden Collections" grant program.