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Oral history interview with John Humphrey

Interviewee:
Humphrey, John  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Oakland Museum  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 5 in.)
41 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 June 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of John Humphrey conducted 1974 June 25, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Humphrey speaks of his work at the San Francisco Museum of Art from 1935 to 1974; his previous employment at the Oakland Museum, and the development of Bay Area art.
Biographical / Historical:
John Humphrey is a museum curator from San Francisco, Calif.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Museum curators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- California -- San Francisco
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.humphr74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-humphr74

John F. Turner research material on Howard Finster

Creator:
Turner, John F.  Search this
Names:
Arient, Beth, 1946-  Search this
Arient, James, 1946-  Search this
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas, 1944-  Search this
Dickinson, Eleanor, 1931-  Search this
Esman, Rosa  Search this
Finster, Beverly  Search this
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Finster, Pauline  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Hemphill, Herbert Waide  Search this
Jabbour, Alan  Search this
Kind, Phyllis, 1933-2018  Search this
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Lancaster, Clay  Search this
Nasisse, Andy S., 1946-  Search this
Nutt, Jim, 1938-  Search this
Volkersz, Willem  Search this
Extent:
6.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Photographs
Transcriptions
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1928-2015
bulk 1978-1990
Summary:
The John F. Turner collection of research material on visionary self-taught artist Howard Finster measures 6.9 linear feet and dates from circa 1928 to 2015, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1978 to 1990. John Turner is a California-based curator who compiled this collection in preparation for his book Howard Finster: Man of Visions (1989). Found within the collection are correspondence; numerous interviews with Finster and Finster family members, curators and historians, collectors, and artists; draft manuscripts and research notes; compiled research files on other topics; printed materials and commercial broadcast video recordings; and photographic material, including polaroids annotated by Finster. There is also one series of Howard Finster's papers that include writings by Finster, sound and video recordings of Finster exhibitions and talks by Finster related to those exhibitions, recordings of other speaking engagements, sermons, and other events, a scattering of personal business records that includes a ledger and price list of artwork, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The John F. Turner collection of research material on visionary self-taught artist Howard Finster measures 6.9 linear feet and dates from circa 1928 to 2015, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1978 to 1990. John Turner is a California-based curator who compiled this collection in preparation for his book Howard Finster: Man of Visions (1989). Found within the collection are correspondence; numerous interviews with Finster and Finster family members, curators and historians, collectors, and artists; draft manuscripts and research notes; compiled research files on other topics; printed materials and commercial broadcast video recordings; and photographic material, including polaroids annotated by Finster. There is also one series of Howard Finster's papers that include writings by Finster, sound and video recordings of Finster exhibitions and talks by Finster related to those exhibitions, recordings of other speaking engagements, sermons, and other events, a scattering of personal business records that includes a ledger and price list of artwork, and artwork.

Correspondence mostly consists of letters to John Turner from Howard Finster and Finster family members, folklorist Alan Jabbour, Clay Lancaster, Andy Nasisse, and others. There are also letters to Howard Finster from miscellaneous correspondents.

Numerous interviews with and about Howard Finster are found on 47 sound cassettes, and one partial transcript. In addition to interviews conducted by Turner, there are interviews with Finster conducted by Liza Kirwin and Willem Volkerz. Most of the interviews are with others about Finster, including family members, collectors, curators and art historians, and other artists. Interviewees include Jim and Beth Arient, Jeffrey Camp, Eleanor Dickinson, Rosa Esman, Beverly and Pauline Finster, Allen Ginsberg, Lynda Hartigan, Herbert Waide Hemphill, Alan Jabbour, Phyllis Kind, Jim Nutt, and others.

Writings consist of Turner's research notebooks and a typescript draft for his book Howard Finster: Man of Visions. There are some curator's statements and loose notes possibly written by others. Research files include printed material compiled by John Turner on various artists and subjects not directly related to Finster, except for bibliographies.

Papers and other materials created by Howard Finster are arranged into one separate series. These include writings; exhibition files, including video and sound recordings; personal business records; artwork, including album covers and posters; and sound recordings of Finster's public and private talks, sermons, and events. Many of the sound recordings were recorded by Finster himself.

Printed material consists of newspaper and magazine clippings about Howard Finster, exhibition catalogs, announcements, magazines, and art periodicals. There are also 2 videocassettes of commercially released television appearances and music videos.

Photographic material includes photographs, slides, negatives, and transparencies of Howard Finster and his artwork. There are images of Finster and his family, artwork, exhibitions, openings, and events. Some of the images are annotated by Finster.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1967-2005 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Interviews, 1977-circa 1989 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1980-circa 1989 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 4: Research Files, circa 1971-2015 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Howard Finster Files and Sound and Video Recordings, circa 1970-2001 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 3-5, OV 9, 11)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1975-2010 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 5-6, OV 10)

Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1928-circa 2000 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 6-8)
Biographical / Historical:
John F. Turner is a writer and curator who lives in California. Turner has written books on photography and folk art and is an adjunct curator at the San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum. He has also worked for NBC news and documented the lives of folk artists for many years.

Turner befriended visionary, self-taught artist and Baptist minister Howard Finster sometime in the late 1970s. The research material in this collection was compiled over a decade for Turner's book Howard Finster: Man of Vision (Alfred A. Knopf, 1989).
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has the Barbara Shissler Nosanow materials relating to Howard Finster, circa 1981; an oral history interview with Howard Finster conducted on June 11, 1984 by Liza Kirwin; and an interview with Howard Finster conducted by James Arient and Howard Finster's own sound recordings of himself from 1981-1982.
Provenance:
The John F. Turner research material on Howard Finster was donated by John F. Turner in 1987 and 2016.
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.

Use of archival visual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
U-matic videocassette recording Howard Finster exhibition opening: Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from John Turner. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Folk artists -- California  Search this
Painters -- Georgia  Search this
Museum curators -- California  Search this
Topic:
Authors -- California  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Self-taught artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Photographs
Transcriptions
Video recordings
Citation:
John F. Turner research material on Howard Finster, circa 1928-2015, bulk dates 1978-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.turnjohn
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Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Josine Ianco-Starrels

Interviewee:
Ianco-Starrels, Josine  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Creator:
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Long Beach Museum of Art  Search this
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery  Search this
Lytton Center of the Visual Arts  Search this
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recordings (ca. 3 hrs.))
93 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 June 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Josine Ianco-Starrels conducted 1989 June 15, by Ruth Gurin Bowman for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project. Ianco-Starrels recounts her youth in Bucharest, Romania; WWII and her family's fleeing to Palestine; her father Marcel Ianco's affiliation with the Dadaists in Zurich; her first marriage that brought her to New York in 1950; studying at the Art Students League; her second marriage to Herbert Kline, a documentary filmmaker; her involvement with the Lytton Center of the Visual Arts and the beginning of her curatorial career; working at California State University, Los Angeles as gallery director; her teaching career; her interest in Los Angeles artists including Jack Zajack, Lorser Feitelson, Helen Lundeberg, Felix Landau, Joyce Treiman, Betty Saar, Joan Brown, and others; curating and programs at the Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park and later at the Long Beach Museum; her views on community and access to local galleries; and her relationship with artists and the art community.
Biographical / Historical:
osine Ianco-Starrels (1926-2019) was a curator and gallery administrator in Los Angeles, California. Born 1926 in Bucharest, Romania. Josine Ianco-Starrels was curator of the Lytton Center of the Visual Arts (1961-1969), Associate Professor, Art Gallery Division at California State University, Los Angeles (1969-1975), Director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (1975-1984), and Senior Curator at the Long Beach Art Museum (1987-1990). Ianco-Starrels died at the age of 92 at her home in Rogue City, Oregon.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for this interview was provided by the Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.
Topic:
Women museum curators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Museum directors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Museum curators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.iancos89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-iancos89

Herschel Browning Chipp papers

Creator:
Chipp, Herschel Browning  Search this
Names:
University of California, Berkeley. University Art Museum  Search this
Hicks, John Donald, 1890-  Search this
Leutze, Emanuel, 1816-1868  Search this
Turner, Justin G.  Search this
Extent:
300 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1974
Scope and Contents:
Papers of curator Herschel Browning Chipp concern the provenance, conservation, publication and exhibition of the painting "Washington rallying the troops at Monmouth," 1854, by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, owned by the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum.
correspondence, research notes, press releases, newsclippings, photographs, conservation reports, and 2 unpublished manuscripts, "Washington at Monmouth" by John D. Hicks, and "Emanuel Leutze's Mural Westward the Course of Empire Takes Us Way" by Justin G. Turner, and documents regarding the program and budget for the 1965 exhibition of the Leutze painting.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian, writer, museum curator, and educator; Berkeley, Calif. Born 1913. Died 1992.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1984 by Herschel Browning Chipp.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art historians -- California  Search this
History painters  Search this
Museum curators -- California  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.chiphers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chiphers

Henry Gardiner research material on Arthur B. Carles

Creator:
Gardiner, Henry G.  Search this
Names:
Carles, Arthur B., 1882-1952  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1904-1970
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of Carles' works of art; 14 exhibition catalogs and announcements; a Philadelphia Art Museum Bulletin entitled "Arthur B. Carles: A Critical Biographical Study" (Vol. LXIV, Nos. 302-303, 1970) by Gardiner; list of exhibitions in which Carles participated; and a card file index of all of Carles' works.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum curator; San Diego, Calif. Carles was a Philadelphia painter and art instructor.
Provenance:
Donated 1974 by Gardiner of the Fine Art Gallery of San Diego.
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.
Occupation:
Museum curators -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gardhenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gardhenr

Anne Ayres papers

Creator:
Ayres, Anne, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1972-2003
Scope and Contents:
Exhibition announcements and brochures from the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design; photographs; greeting cards; notes; magazine reviews and articles about exhibitions Ayres' curated; correspondence; and manuscripts for lectures. Also included are four volumes of L.A. Artists' Publication, 1972-1973.
Biographical / Historical:
Curator; Los Angeles, Calif. Director of the Ben Maltz gallery at the Otis College of Art and Design.
Provenance:
Donated 2003 by Anne Ayres.
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.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Women museum curators -- California  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.ayreanne
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ayreanne

Philip Brookman papers

Creator:
Brookman, Philip  Search this
Names:
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Avalos, David  Search this
Hock, Louis  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1993
Summary:
The papers of curator Philip Brookman measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1977 to 1993. The collection documents Brookman's exhibition, writing, and filmmaking projects in the form of artist files, exhibition files, professional files, and subject and research files. Much of the material concerns the production and distribution of Brookman's 1988 video documentary about Chicano art in California, Mi Otro Yo (My Other Self), that grew out of the exhibition and conference "Califas: An Exhibition of Chicano Art and Culture in California," held at University of California, Santa Cruz in 1981 and 1982.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of curator Philip Brookman measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1977 to 1993. The collection documents Brookman's exhibition, writing, and filmmaking projects in the form of artist files, exhibition files, professional files, and subject and research files. Much of the material concerns the production and distribution of Brookman's 1988 video documentary about Chicano art in California, Mi Otro Yo (My Other Self), that grew out of the exhibition and conference "Califas: An Exhibition of Chicano Art and Culture in California," held at University of California, Santa Cruz in 1981 and 1982.

Artist files are for David Avalos, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Louis Hock, Elizabeth Sisco, and others. Exhibition files include correspondence, notes, loan agreements, and printed material concerning Made in Aztlán, Photographing Ourselves: Contemporary Native American Photography, Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation/CARA among others. Professional files provide documentation on "El Centro Cultural de la Raza - Fifteen Years," Culture Wars: Documents from the Recent Controversies in the Arts, and various projects at Washington Project for the Arts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Artist Files, 1981-1991 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1982-1992 (Boxes 1-2; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Professional Files, 1982-1991 (Boxes 2-3, OV 5; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject and Research Files, 1977-1993 (Box 3; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Califas Documentation, 1981-1993 (Boxes 3-4, OV 5; 0.8 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Philip Brookman is a curator in California and Washington, D.C. He was director of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California at Santa Cruz from 1974 to 1983, a curator at El Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego from 1985 to 1986, and a curator at the Washington Project for the Arts from 1987 to 1997. Brookman was also Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and is a consulting curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Amy Brookman, co-directed the documentary Mi Otro Yo (My Other Self) about Chicano art in California which grew out of the Califas conference held at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 1982.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Philip Brookman in 1999.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art museum curators -- California  Search this
Topic:
Mexican American art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Citation:
Philip Brookman papers, 1977-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.broophil
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-broophil

Oral history interview with Josine Ianco-Starrels, 1989 June 15

Interviewee:
Ianco-Starrels, Josine, 1926-2019  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Subject:
Long Beach Museum of Art  Search this
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery  Search this
Lytton Center of the Visual Arts  Search this
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women museum curators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Museum directors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Museum curators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12700
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211918
AAA_collcode_iancos89
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211918

Oral history interview with John Humphrey, 1974 June 25

Interviewee:
Humphrey, John  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Oakland Museum  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Museum curators -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12413
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211954
AAA_collcode_humphr74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211954

Oral history interview with Rita González

Interviewee:
González, Rita  Search this
Interviewer:
Franco, Josh T., 1985-  Search this
Names:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((22 min.), digital, mp4)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2020 August 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Rita González conducted 2020 August 21, by Josh Franco, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Gonzalez's home in Los Angeles, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Rita González (1971 - ) is a curator in Los Angeles, California. Gonzalez worked at Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and is the head of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angles, California.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
This is interview is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.gonzalr20
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gonzalr20
Online Media:

Maurice Tuchman interviews

Creator:
Tuchman, Maurice  Search this
Names:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1976
Summary:
The interviews conducted by curator Maurice Tuchman measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1976. The collection is a series of interviews with thirteen persons associated with the painter Richard Diebenkorn, including Diebenkorn's wife, his friends, as well as collectors, art historians, and others. The interviews were conducted in conjunction with the 1977 exhibition, "Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Drawings, 1943-1976" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Scope and Contents:
The interviews conducted by curator Maurice Tuchman measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1976. The collection is a series of interviews with thirteen persons associated with the painter Richard Diebenkorn, including Diebenkorn's wife, his friends, as well as collectors, art historians, and others. The interviews were conducted in conjunction with the 1977 exhibition, "Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Drawings, 1943-1976" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: Interviews, 1976 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Maurice Tuchman (1936- ) was the curator of 20th Century art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Tuchman was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended City University of New York for his undergraduate studies and completed a PhD in art history at Columbia University. In 1964, he became the curator of 20th century art at LACMA, where he has established the Art and Technology program and showcased Southern California artists.
Provenance:
The interviews were donated to the Archives of American Art by Maurice Tuchman in 1988.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Maurice Tuchman interviews, 1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tuchmaur
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Ninfa Valvo papers regarding the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum

Creator:
Valvo, Ninfa, 1900-1993  Search this
Names:
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1973
Summary:
The papers of curator Ninfa Valvo regarding the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum measure 2 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1973. The papers mostly consist of material related to the de Young Museum in the form of administration records, photographs of exhibition installations and artwork, and museum programs and calendars.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of curator Ninfa Valvo regarding the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum measure 2 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1973. The papers mostly consist of material related to the de Young Museum in the form of administration records, photographs of exhibition installations and artwork, and museum programs and calendars.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 3 series.

Series 1: Administration Records, 1934-circa 1965 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1930-1973 (1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Photographs, circa 1931-circa 1965 (0.8 linear feet; Box 2)
Biographical / Historical:
Ninfa Valvo (1900-1993) was the curator of painting and sculpture at the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco, California, from 1931 to 1965. The de Young Museum is one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Provenance:
The papers regarding the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum were donated by Ninfa Valvo in 1975.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Citation:
Ninfa Valvo papers regarding the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, circa 1930 to 1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.valvninf
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-valvninf
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Jan Wurm papers

Creator:
Wurm, Jan  Search this
Names:
Reese, Robert  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1966-2013
Summary:
The papers of painter, educator, and curator Jan Wurm measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1966 to 2013. The collection provides a range of documentation of Wurm's career, highlighting her many exhibitions and instructional courses in the Berkeley, California area. Also found are thirty self-published books of Wurm's artwork, fifteen sketchbooks, and several photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, educator, and curator Jan Wurm measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1966 to 2013. The collection provides a range of documentation of Wurm's career, highlighting her many exhibitions and instructional courses in the Berkeley, California area. Also found are thirty self-published books of Wurm's artwork, fifteen sketchbooks, and several photographs.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as four series.

Series 1: Printed Material, 1966-2013 (19 folders; Box 1, 4)

Series 2: Photographs, circa 2007-2013 (1 folder; Box 1)

Series 3: Self-Published Books of Artwork, 1980, 2008-2013 (30 folders; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Sketchbooks, 1967-2006 (15 folders; Box 2-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Jan Wurm (1951-) is a painter, educator, and curator based in Berkeley, California. She has been an instructor at University of California Berkeley Extension, the Berkeley Art Studio, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, as well as the Sommerakadamie in Neumarkt, Austria. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the New York Public Library Print Collection, and the Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Austria.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2018 by Jan Wurm.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the archives Washington, D.C. research center.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Art museum curators -- California  Search this
Educators -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Jan Wurm papers, 1966-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wurmjan
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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David S. Rubin papers

Creator:
Rubin, David S., 1949-  Search this
Names:
Alf, Martha, 1930-  Search this
Baziotes, William, 1912-1963  Search this
Lloyd, Gary, 1943-  Search this
Mesches, Arnold, 1923-  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Extent:
23 Linear feet
57.68 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1960-2017
Summary:
The papers of curator and art critic David S. Rubin measure 23 linear feet and 57.68 gigabytes and date from 1960 to 2017. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, interviews, correspondence, writing projects and notes, artists' files, exhibition files, professional files, subject and research files, printed materials, and photographic materials documenting Rubin's work in California, Arizona, and other locations throughout the United States.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of curator and art critic David S. Rubin measure 23 linear feet and 57.68 gigabytes and date from 1960 to 2017. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, interviews, correspondence, writing projects and notes, artists' files, exhibition files, professional files, subject and research files, printed materials, and photographic materials documenting Rubin's work in California, Arizona, and other locations throughout the United States.

Biographical materials include 16 appointment books, 2 guest books, identification cards, curriculum vitae, and student records from UCLA. Interviews are with Rubin regarding William Baziotes, Rubin with Gary Lloyd and Wayne Thiebaud, and an interview about the exhibition Chelsea Rising. Mixed personal and professional correspondence is with curators, colleagues, and friends regarding exhibitions, symposiums and panels, and Rubin's job searches.

Writing projects and notes consist of student work including Rubin's unfinished Ph.D. dissertation, class notes, and student papers; articles and essays; a book project; lists; and lectures. Artist files contain printed materials relating to the artists' careers, and notes regarding exhibitions and artist biographical information. Files for exhibitions contain records for It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art (1995) and other major exhibitions curated by Rubin. Professional files consist of records for employment, committees, consulting, and other professional activities. Subject and research files contain research material and notes on topics of interest and exhibition themes.

Printed materials include clippings, flyers, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other material relating to Rubin and exhibitions. Photographic materials consist of photographs and slides of Rubin by Martha Alf, Arnold Mesches, and Bruce Houston; photographs by Rubin of Alf and other artists; events; friends; and works of art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1969-2011 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 2: Interviews, 1982-circa 2001 (Boxes 1-2; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1971-2017 (Boxes 2-5, OV 28; 3.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Writing Projects and Notes, 1970-2010 (Boxes 5-6, 27; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Artist Files, 1960-2015 (Boxes 6-20, 27, OV 28; 15.0 linear feet)

Series 6: Exhibition Files, 1980-2008 (Boxes 21-23, 27; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Professional Files, 1976-2009 (Boxes 23-24; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Subject and Research Files, 1980-2002 (Boxes 24-25; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Materials, circa 1975-circa 2008 (Boxes 25, 27; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographic Materials, 1979-2010 (Boxes 25-26; 1.0 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
David S. Rubin (1949- ) is a curator and art critic in Los Angeles, California. Rubin has curated exhibitions throughout the United States, primarily in Southern California, New Orleans, Louisiana, Cleveland, Ohio, and San Antonio, Texas.

Rubin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 1972 from the University of California in Los Angeles. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in art history from Harvard University. He began researching automatism in New York for a doctorate degree at Harvard but did not complete his dissertation. Rubin also attended the Museum Management Institute in 1989. He has been a curator at the San Francisco Art Institute, Albright College's Freedman Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Phoenix Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, and the San Antonio Museum of Art. He has curated exhibitions, including It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art (1995) and the controversial Old Glory: The American Flag in Contemporary Art (1994), throughout the United States, primarily in California. Rubin is also a prolific essayist on contemporary art.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by David S. Rubin in 2016 and 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
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.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- California  Search this
Art critics -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
David S. Rubin papers, 1960-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rubidavi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Online Media:

Constance Glenn papers

Creator:
Glenn, Constance, 1933-  Search this
Names:
California State University, Long Beach  Search this
Extent:
17.1 Linear feet
6.88 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1960s-2014
Summary:
The papers of writer, art historian, and curator Constance Glenn measure 17.1 linear feet and 6.88 GB and date from the 1960s to 2014. The material documents Glenn's career through correspondence, writings, book project files, exhibition documentation, professional records, research files, printed and digital material, and some photographs. Also well documented is Glenn's tenure as Museum Director and educator at California State University, Long Beach.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of writer, art historian, curator and museum director Constance Glenn measure 17.1 linear feet and 6.88 GB and date from the 1960s to 2014. The papers consist of material related to Glenn's writings and book projects, curated exhibitions, professional associations, research, involvement with California State University, Long Beach, and printed and digital material. Exhibition openings, panel discussions, and interviews are present in the format of sound and video recordings. Also included are correspondence, photographs, and a small series related to Glenn's interest and experience in art collecting, including price lists, inventories, and provenance records.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1983-1993 (Box 1, 7 folders, ER01; 0.758 GB)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1972-2014 (Box 1-2, 0.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1981-2011 (Box 2-4, 2 linear feet)

Series 4: Book Projects, 1984-1999 (Box 4-6, 2.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Artist Files, 1976-2005 (Box 6-7, 1 linear feet, ER02-ER05; 2.54 GB)

Series 6: Exhibition Files, 1979-2003 (Box 7-10, 2.1 linear feet, ER06-ER07; 3.53 GB)

Series 7: Professional Files, 1979-2007 (Box 11-12, 1.3 linear feet)

Series 8: California State University, Long Beach, Files, 1975-2001 (Box 12-13, 1.8 linear feet, ER08; 0.051 GB)

Series 9: Art Inventory and Sales Records, circa 1960s-1980s (Box 13-14, 1 linear feet)

Series 10: Printed Material, 1960s-2014 (Box 14-15, 1.8 linear feet)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1960s-2000s (Box 16-17, 2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Constance Glenn (1933-) is an art historian, writer, and curator in California. Glenn was the founding director of the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Kansas in 1955, and completed her Masters of Arts in Fine Art from California State University as she simultaneously founded the University Art Museum at CSULB in 1973. During her career at CSULB, the University Art Museum grew from a small gallery-sized exhibition space to a nationally-celebrated contemporary art museum. Glenn also founded the Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies at CSULB, and taught art history and museum studies courses at the university.

Exhibitions curated by Glenn include Frances Benjamin Johnson: Women of Status and Station (1979); Eric Fischl: Scenes Before the Eye (1986-1987); James Rosenquist: Time Dust/The Complete Graphics (1962-1992); The Great America Pop Art Store: Multiples of the Sixties (1997); and Candida Hofer: Architecture of Absence (2004). In addition, Glenn served as a consulting curator for A Happening Place (2003), curated by Cheryl Harper for the Gershman Y in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

As an art historian and writer, Glenn participated in lectures and panel discussions as well as published essays, articles, and books. Glenn was an editor and feature writer for Antiques & Fine Art, Angeles Magazine, and Architectural Digest; contributed biographical articles to the Dictionary of Art and Encyclopedia Americana; and was involved with professional associations such as the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, Art/LA, Association of Art Museum Directors, and the Archives of American Art.

Glenn was married to art dealer Jack Glenn (1933-2014).
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Constance Glenn in 2016.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- California  Search this
Authors -- California  Search this
Art historians -- California  Search this
Topic:
Women authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Constance Glenn papers, 1960s-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.glencons
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Anne Ayres papers, 1972-2003

Creator:
Ayres, Anne, 1936-  Search this
Topic:
Women museum curators -- California  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11115
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246709
AAA_collcode_ayreanne
Theme:
The Art Market
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_246709

Hal Glicksman papers relating to California artists

Creator:
Glicksman, Hal  Search this
Names:
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Cameron, Marjorie, 1922-1995  Search this
Hefferton, Phillip C. (Phillip Conrad), 1933-  Search this
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Talbert, Ben  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1936-2010
bulk 1960-1974
Summary:
The Hal Glicksman papers relating to California artists measures 2.3 linear feet and date from 1936-2010, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960-1974. The collection is composed of artist files documenting Glicksman's relationship with various California artists as well as some of his personal papers.
Scope and Contents:
The Hal Glicksman papers relating to California artists measures 2.3 linear feet and date from 1936-2010, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960-1974. The collection includes artist files documenting Glicksman's relationships with various California artists as well as some of his personal papers. Glicksman's personal papers include correspondence, printed material, audiovisual recordings, a photograph, and some exhibition material. Artist files concern Ben Talbert, Phillip Hefferton, George Herms, Wallace Berman, and Marjorie Cameron, and include correspondence, artwork, photographs, writings, and printed material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as two series.

Series 1: Hal Glicksman Personal Papers, 1940s-1996 (Box 1, 3; 12 folders)

Series 2: Artist Files, 1936-2010, bulk 1960-1974 (Box 1-3; 1.8 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Hal Glicksman (1937-) was a curator in Southern California during the rise of minimalism and conceptual art. Glicksman was hired as gallery director and assistant professor at Pomona College in 1969, and a year later took up the position of associate director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He then returned to California in 1972 as director of the art gallery at the University of California, Irvine, and then a few years later became art gallery director at Otis Art Institute. Glicksman curated key exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, and was a founding board member of The Temple of Man, Venice, California.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Hal Glicksman in 2017.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References 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.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- California  Search this
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Hal Glicksman papers relating to California artists, 1936-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.glichal
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Hal Glicksman papers relating to California artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-glichal

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