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Jehu-Wong Gallery, Jehu Gallery, and Upper Market Street Gallery records

Creator:
Jehu-Wong Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Names:
Jehu Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Upper Market Street Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Albertson, James  Search this
Allen, Richard, 1945-  Search this
Amirkhanian, Charles  Search this
Andresen, Steven, 1949-  Search this
Bieber, Dutch  Search this
Botto, Ken, 1937-  Search this
Bravo, Michael, 1943-  Search this
Brown, Gary H.  Search this
Bugeaud, Marie-Claude, 1941-  Search this
Ciment, Phyllis  Search this
Clark, David G., 1941-  Search this
Davidson, Phyllis, 1938-  Search this
Geiser, David  Search this
Goldstein, Joel, 1944-  Search this
Goodwin, Erin, 1941-  Search this
Griffith, Bill, 1944-  Search this
Herron, Don, 1941-  Search this
Hoskins, Jim, d. 1980  Search this
Houston, Bruce  Search this
Howell, J. W., 1858-1937  Search this
Hunger, Darrell, 1947-  Search this
Jehu, Ronald  Search this
Joyce, Donald, 1944-  Search this
Kabbaz, Demetrie, 1944-  Search this
Kernan, Margo, 1927-  Search this
Kernan, Nathan  Search this
Kunishima, Seiji, 1937-  Search this
Lapp, Maurice, 1925-  Search this
Law, Carol, 1943-  Search this
Lee, Biensien  Search this
Lida, Li, 1922-1982  Search this
Mapplethorpe, Robert  Search this
Mckenna, Rob  Search this
Miller, Michael, 1945-  Search this
Mirante, Edith T.  Search this
Mossholder, Donna, 1946-  Search this
Newberger, Steve, 1950-  Search this
Paluch, Frank  Search this
Pichler, Pepo, 1948-  Search this
Polos, Iris Stephanie, 1947-  Search this
Quinn, Wayne, 1941-  Search this
Ragle, Roy Ward, 1944-  Search this
Reed, Ralph, 1943-  Search this
Resnick, Minna, 1946-  Search this
Richardson, R. A., 1940-  Search this
Riggle, Carole, 1942-  Search this
Sher, Elizabeth, 1943-  Search this
Stanley, M. Louise, 1942-  Search this
Starr, Nina Howell, 1903-2000  Search this
Street, John Michael, 1942-  Search this
Teraoka, Masami, 1936-  Search this
Thomas, Larry, 1943-  Search this
Tice, Philip, 1946-  Search this
Tress, Arthur  Search this
Wake, Sarasande, 1943-  Search this
Williams, Don H., 1941-  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1971-1983
Scope and Contents:
Exhibition files from the Upper Market Street Gallery and its descendents, the Jehu-Wong Gallery and the Jehu Gallery. Files contain: press releases, announcements, price lists, resumes, photographs, transparencies, and clippings documenting the exhibitions held from 1971-1982; a scrapbook of announcements, posters, photographs and clippings pertaining to the Upper Market Street Gallery, 1971-1973. Also, fifty-five artists' files containing résumés, correspondence, press releases, exhibition announcements and catalogs, price lists, invoices for gallery expenses, mailing and client lists, clippings, photographs and transparencies of works of art and installations, and miscellaneous printed material.
Artists' files include: Jim Albertson, Richard Allen, Charles Amirkhanian, Steven Andresen, Dutch Bieber, Ken Botto, Michael Bravo, Gary H. Brown, Marie-Claude Bugeaud, Phyllis Ciment, David G. Clark, Phyllis Davidson,David Geiser, Joel Goldstein, Erin Goodwin, Bill Griffith, Don Herron, Jim Hoskins, Bruce Houston, J. W. Howell, Darrell Hunger, Ronald Jehu, Donald Joyce, Demetrie Kabbaz, Margo Kernan, Nathan Kernan, Seiji Kunishima, Maurice Lapp, Carol Law, Biensien Lee, Li Lida, Robert Mapplethorpe, Rob McKenna,Michael Miller, Edith T. Mirante, Donna Mossholder, Steve Newberger, Frank Paluch, Pepo Pichler, Iris Polos, Wayne Douglas Quinn, Roy Ward Ragle, Ralph Reed, Minna Resnick, R.A. Richardson, Carole Riggle, Elizabeth Sher, M. Louise Stanley, Nina Howell Starr, John Street, Masami Teraoka, Larry Thomas, Philip Tice, Arthur Tress, Sarasande Wake, and Don H. Williams.
Biographical / Historical:
Art galleries, San Francisco, California. Operated from 1978 to 1981.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by Ronald Jehu.
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jehugall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jehugall

Nina Howell Starr papers

Creator:
Starr, Nina Howell, 1903-2000  Search this
Names:
International Women's Art Festival  Search this
Museum of American Folk Art  Search this
Photographic Historical Society of New York  Search this
Professional Women's Photographers, Inc.  Search this
Sharon Arts Center  Search this
Southern Regional Council  Search this
Brandt, Helene, 1936-  Search this
Cohen, Stephenie  Search this
Coke, Van Deren, 1921-  Search this
Connor, Linda  Search this
Daitz, Evelyne Z.  Search this
DiSpirito, Henry, 1898-1995  Search this
Evans, Minnie, 1892-  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo, 1894-  Search this
Kernan, Margo, 1927-  Search this
Kruger, Louise, 1924-  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992  Search this
Putnam, Wallace, 1899-1989  Search this
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Rose, Ruth Starr, 1887-1965  Search this
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Sherwood, Maggie, 1922-1984  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976  Search this
Szarwarski, John  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
21.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Drawings
Sketches
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Prints
Date:
circa 1933-1996
Summary:
The papers of photographer and art historian Nina Howell Starr measure 21.2 linear feet and date from circa 1933 to 1996. The papers contain research files about various art historical topics, museums and galleries, photography, and artists. There are extensive files documenting Starr's relationship as researcher, dealer, and friend of folk painter Minnie Evans. Additionally, the papers include biographical materials, writings, speeches, project files, printed material collected or authored by Starr, and hundreds of artistic and documentary photographs and negatives created by Starr depicting her travels, Minnie Evans' paintings, roadside folk art, and other topics.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of photographer and art historian Nina Howell Starr measure 21.2 linear feet and date from circa 1933 to 1996. The papers contain research files about various art historical topics, museums and galleries, photography, and artists. There are extensive files documenting Starr's relationship as researcher, dealer, and friend of folk painter Minnie Evans. Additionally, the papers include biographical materials, writings, speeches, project files, printed material collected or authored by Starr, and hundreds of artistic and documentary photographs and negatives created by Starr depicting her travels, Minnie Evans' paintings, roadside folk art, and other topics.

Biographical materials are scattered and include grant and publication applications, curriculum vitae, lists of artwork, and miscellany.

Starr's lectures, writings, and project files are arranged into one series. They include Starr's student writings, a notebook about Civil Rights, files documenting her work on a Florida public housing project, the Southern Regional Council, and the League of Women Voters. A few files of general writings and lectures mostly concern folk artist Minnie Evans and the exhibition Women Photograph Men, held at the International Women's Arts Festival in 1976.

Subject files on artists, art history topics, photographers and photography (including Starr's work), and on folk artist and friend Minne Evans comprise the bulk of the collection. The files are a mix of collated materials and primary sources created by Starr and others and many contain correspondence, notes, photographs, and a few sketches and orginal prints. Also included are materials related to professional and organizational groups in which Starr was involved, including the Professional Women's Photographers, Inc., the Photographic Historical Society of New York, and the Museum of American Folk Art; files on several of Starr's exhibitions; and files on artists that contain printed materials, correspondence, and photographs. The file on Ruth Starr Rose contains prints and drawings. There are also photographs taken by Stephanie Cohen. Particularly rich files are found for Stephanie Cohen; Van Deren Coke, Director of the George Eastman Company; Evelyn Daitz, Director of the Witkin Gallery; Henry DiSpirito; Walker Evans; the Fotofolio printing company; curator Henri Ghent; photographer Consuelo Kanaga and husband Wallace Putnam; Margot Starr Kernan; Lucy Lippard; Stanton Mac-Donald Wright; Sharon Arts Center; photographer Paul Strand; curator John Szarwarski; and photographer Jerry Uelsman.

The collection also documents the friendship between painter Minnie Evans and Starr, and Starr's business dealings on Evans' behalf. There is correspondence about and with Evans, several sound recordings of interviews conducted by Starr and others with Evans, many with transcripts, financial documents, publications about Evans including exhibition catalogs, clippings, journal articles and monographs, two posters, a scrapbook, and one sketch by Evans.

Printed material includes published articles, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and clippings about Starr.

Photographic materials are extensive and include photographs and slides taken by Starr of friends, family, artwork by Minnie Evans, events, exhibition openings, world travels, and folk art, especially roadside. Prominent artists and art historians photographed include: photographers Maggie Sherwood, Naomi Savage, Barbara Morgan, Linda Connor, Aaron Siskind, Consuelo Kanaga, Faith Ringgold, and Walker Evans; sculptors Louise Kruger and Helene Brandt; feminist and art historian Pat Mainardi; and curators Henri Ghent and John Szarkowski. Starr's artistic photographic work is also represented, and includes two silver gelatin prints of Minnie Evans, and subject studies on hands, people, and nature, among others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical material, 1954-circa 1990 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Writings, Speeches and Projects, 1933-1995 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Subject Files, circa 1939-1996 (8.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-10)

Series 4: Minnie Evans, 1962-1996 (3.7 linear feet; Boxes 10-13, 23, OV 24)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1936-1995 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 13-16, 23)

Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1939-1993 (5.4 linear feet; Boxes 16-23, OV 24)
Biographical / Historical:
Nina Howell Starr (1903-2000) was a photographer, art dealer, and art historian who worked primarily in New York City. Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1903 as Cornelia Margaret Howell, Starr attended Wellesley College and graduated from Barnard in 1926. Also in 1926, she married Nathan Comfort Starr, an English professor, and, over the years the couple lived in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, and New York City.

In 1963, at the age of 60, Starr received the first M.F.A. in photography granted by the University of Florida. Starr exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions, including Magic Lantern (Photographer's Gallery, London, 1976), and the Strength of Women (Witken Gallery, 1991), and numerous shows featuring photographs of outsider art. Her "New Yorker" project became an exhibition in 2016. Her work is owned by several prominent museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography.

As art historian, self-proclaimed critic, and civil rights and feminist advocate, Starr lectured widely, wrote articles and letters to editors, and corresponded with many notable art world figures. She became especially interested in outsider and folk art. Starr met outsider artist Minnie Evans in 1962 and became Evans' lifelong friend, advocate, and representative dealer. She wrote about Evans and introduced Evans' works to galleries and other exhibition spaces in New York, including the Whitney Museum, where she guest-curated an exhibition of Evans' work in 1975.

Starr was an active member of professional organizations including the Photographic Historical Society of New York, Professional Women's Photographers, Inc., and the Museum of American Folk Art where she served on the Advisory Committee.

Nina Howell Starr died in 2000 in Connecticut at the age of 97.
Provenance:
The Nina Howell Starr papers were donated by Nina Howell Starr in 1996.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. 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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
African American art  Search this
Folk art -- Photographs  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Photography  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Drawings
Sketches
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Prints
Citation:
Nina Howell Starr papers, circa 1933-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.starnina
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-starnina
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