The collection is arranged as 11 series. Records are generally arranged by material type and chronologically thereafter. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1911-1985 (Box 1; 4 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1956-1991 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet) Series 3: Business Records, 1961-1990 (Box 1; 5 folders) Series 4: Notes, 1960-1987 (Box 1; 13 folders) Series 5: Writings, 1960-1989 (Boxes 1 and 9; 5 folders) Series 6: Artwork, circa 1950s (Boxes 1 and 9; 6 folders) Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1948-1990 (Boxes 1-2; 0.7 linear feet) Series 8: Printed Material, 1957-1991 (Boxes 2-3 and 9; 0.6 linear feet) Series 9: Subject Files, 1951-1990 (Boxes 3-5; 2.5 linear feet) Series 10: Photographs, 1934-1985 (Boxes 5-9; 2.5 linear feet) Series 11: Audio-Visual Materials, 1961-1989 (Box 8, FC 10-12; 0.6 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of printmaker and sculptor Jane Teller measure 8.6 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1991. The papers include biographical materials, correspondence, business records, notes, writings, three sketchbooks, sketches and prints, five scrapbooks, printed material, subject files, photographs, sound and video recordings, and motion picture film.
Jane Teller papers, 1911-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Jane Teller (1911-1990) worked as a printmaker and sculptor primarily in New Jersey. She specialized in working with wood and studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Skidmore College, and Barnard College. She also attended Federal Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) classes in New York City, studying sculpture with Aaron J. Goodelman and wood carving with Karl Nielson. She later studied welding in the studio of Ibram Lassaw. She was also a lifelong friend of photographer Aaron Siskind. In 1960, she was awarded the Mary and Gustave Kellner Prize at the National Association of Women Artists Annual Exhibition at the National Academy of Design in New York, and in 1966 the Sculpture Prize at the Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition, Philadelphia Art Alliance in Philadelphia. She exhibited mainly in New York and New Jersey and was married to author and editor Walter Teller.
The Jane Teller papers were donated by Jane Teller in 1990 and in 1991 by Walter Teller, widower of Jane Teller.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001