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Anger, Kenneth

Collection Creator::
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Registrar  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 35
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 541, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Registrar, Loan Files
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Loan Files
Loan Files / Box 16
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0541-refidd1e11378

Patricia Jordan papers, 1870

Creator:
Jordan, Patricia M., 1937-1989  Search this
Jordan, Patricia M., 1937-1989  Search this
Subject:
Berman, Wallace  Search this
Jordan, Larry  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Jess  Search this
Duncan, Robert Edward  Search this
Brakhage, Stan  Search this
Snyder, Gary  Search this
Herms, George  Search this
Anger, Kenneth  Search this
Beattie, Paul  Search this
Type:
Illustrated letters
Mail art
Photographs
Topic:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10181
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213221
AAA_collcode_jordpatr
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213221
Online Media:

Patricia Jordan papers

Creator:
Jordan, Patricia M., 1937-1989  Search this
Names:
Anger, Kenneth  Search this
Beattie, Paul, 1924-1988  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Brakhage, Stan  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919-  Search this
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Jess, 1923-  Search this
Jordan, Larry, 1934-  Search this
Snyder, Gary, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Illustrated letters
Mail art
Photographs
Date:
1870
1949-1984
Summary:
The papers of San Francisco based Beat photographer Patricia Jordan measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1870, 1949-1984. The papers include correspondence, much of it illustrated and with Beat artists and poets, writings, exhibition files, printed materials, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of San Francisco based Beat photographer Patricia Jordan measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1870, 1949-1984. The papers include correspondence, much of it illustrated and with Beat artists and poets, writings, exhibition files, printed materials, photographs, and artwork.

About one-half of the collection consists of correspondence; many items of which could be considered works of art or mail art. There are letters, illustrated letters, photographs, collages, postcards, greeting and holiday cards, and exhibition invitations. Letters are addressed to Patricia Jordan, her husband Larry, and/or daughter Lorna and are from family and friends, including many Beat artists and poets such as Kenneth Anger, Steve Arnold, Paul Beattie, Wallace Berman, Stan Brakhage, Jess Collins, Joseph Cornell (with whom Larry Jordan studied in 1965), Robert Duncan, George Herms, and Gary Snyder. Family letters are from Patricia's parents, sisters, daughter, and husband Larry.

The papers contain a large number of photographs and are primarily portraits taken by Patricia Jordan of friends and family including her husband Larry, daughter Lorna, Geroge Herms, and Wallace Berman. Many of the subjects are not identified. Some photographs are candid snapshots, while others are prints and test prints of images featured in the 1975 exhibition, "A Kind of Beatness," at Focus Gallery in San Francisco.

The remainder of the collection is comprised of scattered writings, exhibition files, printed material, and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series

Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1950-1977 (1.1 linear feet; Box 1, OV 4)

Series 2: Writings, circa 1959-1970s (0.1 linear foot; Box 2)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1962-1978 (0.1 linear foot; Box 2)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1920-1984 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1870-1970s (0.7 linear feet; Box 2-3)

Series 6: Artwork, 1949-circa 1970s (0.2 linear feet; Box 2-3)
Biographical / Historical:
Patricia Jordan (1937-1988) was a photographer and integral part of the Beat circle in San Francisco during the late 1950s and 1960s. Through her photography, she captured intimate portraits of the artists and poets in San Francisco at that time. Patricia Jordan, née Topalian, married Larry Jordan, assemblagist and avant-garde filmmaker, in the late 1950s. They lived in San Francisco, Larkspur, and finally settled in San Anselmo, California. Patricia and Larry Jordan had one daughter, Lorna, born in 1960.
Provenance:
Patricia Jordan donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1988.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrated letters
Mail art
Photographs
Citation:
Patricia Jordan papers, 1870, 1949-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jordpatr
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Patricia Jordan papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jordpatr
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Beau monde : toward a redeemed cosmopolitanism : SITE Santa Fe's Fourth International Biennial, July 14, 2001-January 6, 2002 / curated by Dave Hickey ; [participating artists, Kenneth Anger ... [et al.]]

Title:
Beau monde, toward a redeemed cosmopolitanism
SITE Santa Fe's Fourth International Biennial
SITE Santa Fe's 4th International Biennial
Author:
International SITE Santa Fe Biennial (4th : 2001 : Santa Fe, N.M.)  Search this
Hickey, Dave 1940-  Search this
Site Santa Fe (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Anger, Kenneth  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 x 35 cm. + 1 pamphlet ([6] p. ; 23 x 29 cm.)
Type:
Exhibitions
Congresses
Place:
New Mexico
Santa Fe
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.I56 I58 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_703487

Hollywood Babylon / by Kenneth Anger

Author:
Anger, Kenneth  Search this
Physical description:
292 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:
1981
1975
[1981] c1975
Topic:
Motion picture industry  Search this
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_952058

Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon II

Title:
Hollywood Babylon II
Author:
Anger, Kenneth  Search this
Physical description:
331 p. : ill ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_952470

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