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Hanson, Jo, 1918-2007  Search this
Dickinson, Eleanor  Search this
Hendrickson, Barbara  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.1 Linear feet; 1.06 Gigabytes
The collection is arranged as 6 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1976-2008 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Project and Exhibition Files, circa 1973-2009 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1-2) Series 3: Women's Caucus for Art, 1977-2006 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2) Series 4: Printed Material, 1971-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2) Series 5: Artwork, 1969-circa 1990s (0.4 linear feet; Box 3, 5) Series 6: Photographs, circa 1969-2007 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 3-5, 1.06 GB; ER01-ER02)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires and appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of San Francisco environmental artist and activist Jo Hanson measure 4.1 linear feet and 1.06 GB and date from circa 1969 to 2009. The papers document her professional activities through biographical material, project and exhibition files, printed and digital material, artwork, and photographs. Also found are files regarding her participation in the Women's Caucus for Art.
Jo Hanson papers, circa 1969-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
Jo Hanson (1918-2007) was an environmental artist and activist in San Francisco, California. She was known for turning urban trash into works of art. She exhibited her work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Fresno Art Museum, and the Oakland Museum of California, among other places. In 1974 her installation "Crab Orchard Cemetery" toured nationally and included a mix of sculpture, printmaking, photography, and sound. During the 1980s she served on the San Francisco Arts Commission and championed the work of underrepresented women and artists of color. In 1996 she helped establish WEAD, the Women Environmental Artists Directory.
Language Note:
The collection is in English.
The collection was donated in 2011 by Eleanor Dickinson, Hanson's friend.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Women artists  Search this
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art