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Janet Kardon papers

Creator:
Kardon, Janet  Search this
Names:
Philadelphia College of Art  Search this
University of Pennsylvania. Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Mapplethorpe, Robert  Search this
Extent:
6.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1905
circa 1950-1995
Summary:
The Janet Kardon papers measures 6.7 linear feet and date from 1905, and circa 1950-1995, with the bulk of the records dating from 1975-1991. Papers include exhibition files, professional records, legal records, photographs, printed material, and some audiovisual material. The collection primarily documents Kardon's work on various exhibitions during her time at the Philadelphia College of Art (PCA) and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania.
Scope and Contents:
The Janet Kardon papers measures 6.7 linear feet and date from 1905, and circa 1950-1995, with the bulk of the records dating from 1975-1991. Papers include exhibition files, professional records, legal records, photographs, printed material, and some audiovisual material.

The collection primarily documents Kardon's work on various exhibitions during her time at the Philadelphia College of Art (PCA) and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania. The files include photographs of artwork, correspondence, audiovisual material, some insurance information, photographs of exhibitions, printed material, and ephemera. Notable people represented include David Salle, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alice Aycock, and Red Grooms.

Professional records consist of papers related to Kardon's administrative duties while at ICA, PCA, and the American Craft Museum, as well as a few panels and review boards that Kardon served on. The records consist of correspondence, printed material, a resume, audiovisual material, and some artist files.

Printed Material consists of clippings and periodicals, artist books, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and event pamphlets.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 3 series.

Series 1: Exhibition Files, circa 1950-circa 1995

Series 2: Professional Files, 1970-1993

Series 3: Printed Material, 1905, 1967-1991
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum director and curator Janet Kardon, curated multiple exhibitions at the Philadelphia College of Art and then served as director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, before her appointment as director of the American Craft Museum in New York City.

Kardon received her B.S. in education from Temple University in 1955, and her M.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. In 1984 she received an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Moore College of Art.

Kardon was a lecturer at Gwynedd Mercy College (1967) and the Philadelphia College of Art (PCA), from 1968 to 1975, and was hired by the PCA in 1975 as director of exhibitions. While at PCA, Kardon curated fifteen exhibitions including Labryinth (1975) Time (1977), Projects for PCA (1976-1978), and Artists' Sets and Costumes (1977). In 1979 Kardon accepted a position at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (ICA).

During her decade-long career at ICA, Kardon curated twenty-three exhibitions including Urban Encounters: Art Architecture Audience (1980), Machineworks: Vito Acconci, Alice Aycock, Dennis Oppenheim (1981), Red Grooms' Philadelphia Cornucopia and Other Sculptopictoramas (1982), Siah Armajani (1985), David Salle (1986), and Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment (1988). Kardon's traveling Mapplethorpe exhibition made national headlines in 1990 when Ohio prosecutors charged ICA Director Dennis Barre with obscenity due to the graphic nature of Mapplethorpe's photographs. Kardon was brought into court as an expert on the topic of photographic art and curation. The charges were ultimately dropped.

In 1989 Kardon became the director of the American Craft Museum.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Janet Kardon in 2005.
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art museum directors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Women museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Janet Kardon papers, 1905, circa 1950-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kardjane
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Janet Kardon papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bfbd3c18-a052-4186-b9ed-86b5c6d33c97
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kardjane

Edith Emerson papers

Creator:
Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Date:
1839-1981
bulk 1894-1971
Summary:
The papers of painter, illustrator, and curator Edith Emerson measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1981, with the bulk of the material dating from 1894-1971. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends and colleagues; writings and notes by Emerson and others; artwork, including three sketchbooks; subject files; photographs of Emerson, family, friends, and artwork; and scattered printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, illustrator, and curator Edith Emerson measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1981, with the bulk of the material dating from 1894-1971. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends and colleagues; writings and notes by Emerson and others; artwork, including three sketchbooks; subject files; photographs of Emerson, family, friends, and artwork; and scattered printed material.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950s (Box 1; 1 Folder)

Series 2: Letters, 1916-1965 (Box 1, OV 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1887-1970 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, 1839, 1882-1954 (Box 1, OV 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Subject Files, circa 1865-1955 (Box 1-2; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1900-1971 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1916-1981 (Box 2, 6 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Edith Emerson (1888-1981) was a painter, illustrator, and curator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Born in Oxford, Ohio, Emerson studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with John Vanderpoel and Thomas Wood Stevens and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Cecilia Beaux, Violet Oakley, and Daniel Garber. She assisted Violet Oakley primarily between 1917 and 1930 and shared her studio from 1918 until Oakley's death in 1961. Emerson served on the Board of Directors of the Woodmere Art Gallery beginning in 1940, subsequently becoming Curator. She was also a founding member of the Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation.
Separated Materials:
Edith Emerson lent four scrapbooks for microfilming in 1977. Loaned material is available on microfilm reels 1186-1187, but is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Edith Emerson lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1977. Addition papers were donated in 1990 by the Free Library of Philadelphia, who received them from Emerson.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Muralists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art museum curators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Edith Emerson papers, 1839-1981, bulk 1849-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.emeredit
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Edith Emerson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a403dd3e-07dd-4d2f-9f1d-40274a741fb3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-emeredit
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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
See more items in:
Constance Glenn papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b4ed2e72-f551-4829-8ab8-52337a67e11b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-glencons

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