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Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000  Search this
Goode, Joe  Search this
Cage, John  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer  Search this
Harrison, Newton  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Dugmore, Edward  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Wheeler, Douglas  Search this
Orr, Eric  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Shaw, Richard  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Hudson, Robert  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Resnick, Milton  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Greene, George  Search this
Roche, Jim  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Hopkins, Henry  Search this
Young, R. Joshua  Search this
Gehry, Frank O.  Search this
Wortz, E.  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Karp, Michael  Search this
Pacific Enterprises  Search this
Lapis Press  Search this
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
15 Linear feet
This collection is arranged as 7 series. Series 1: Interviews and Lectures (Boxes 1-5; 4.2 linear feet) Series 2: Writings (Boxes 5-7, 16, OV 17; 3.7 linear feet) Series 3: Project Files (Boxes 8-10, 16; 1.6 linear feet) Series 4: Personal Business Records (Boxes 10-11, OV 17-19; 1.1 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Materials (Boxes 11-12, 16, OV 17-19; 1.8 linear feet) Series 6: Photographs (Boxes 12-14, 16; 2.2 linear feet) Series 7: Sound and Video Recordings (Box 15; 0.4 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 Jan Butterfield measure 15 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 1997. Papers contain hundreds of recorded interviews with and lectures by artists, panel discussions of artists and art historians, as well as extensive writings by Butterfield. Also found are project files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and additional sound and video recordings related to art subjects.
Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection and materials lent for microfilming are available on 35mm microfilm reels 2797 and 1042 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Some of the sound recordings in this collection were digitized during processing and are available for research access at the Archives of American Art offices.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources "Hidden Collections" grant program.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Also found among the collections of the Archives of American Art is a 1981 panel discussion on Bay area art criticism sponsored by the National Women's Caucus for Art, in which Butterfield participated, as well as an oral history interview Butterfield conducted with Helen Lundeberg for the Archives' Oral History Program in 1980. The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel 1042 including two volumes of scrapbooks. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Biography Note:
Jan Butterfield (1937-2000) was an art writer and critic of contemporary art who spent most of her career in California. She is best known for her writings on late twentieth century installation and craft artists, particularly those who worked in California and the American West.
Language Note:
The collection is in English.
Jan Butterfield lent material in 1975 for microfilming. She donated the Robert Irwin material in 1980 of and most of the interviews and audio tapes in 1989. An additional 12 feet of papers, including some material previously loaned and microfilmed, along with two additional audio tapes, were donated by Butterfield's brother, and Trustee of the Jan Butterfield Trust, Derek Van Alstine in 2002.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Women art critics  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art