The collection is arranged as 7 series Series 1: Biographical material, 1948-1969 (1 folder; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1960-1970s (0.3 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Writings, circa 1960s (3 folders; Box 1) Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1964-1974 (2 folders; Box 1) Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1950s-1970s (2 folders; Box 1, OV 3) Series 6: Photographs, circa 1940s-1970s (0.4 linear feet; Box 1, OV 3) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1950s-1960s (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of artist Jay DeFeo measure 1.3 linear feet and date from circa 1940s to circa 1970s. The collection documents her career through biographical material, correspondence with friends, personal business records, writings, printed material, artwork, and photographs.
Jay DeFeo papers, circa 1940s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 1645, 908, 2673, and 3957 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
The Jay DeFeo papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
The Archives of American Art has an oral history interview with DeFeo conducted 1975 June 3-1976 January 23 by Paul Karlstrom for the Archives of America Art. An 83 page transcript is available online.<br /> The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley holds some of DeFeo's archival materials.
Jay DeFeo (1929-1989) lived and worked in Northern California where she was a prominent figure in the San Francisco Bay Area art scene as a painter in the progressive art community. She identified her artistic style as expressionist and symbolist.
Collection is in English.
Donated between 1975-1981 by Jay DeFeo.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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