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Oral history interview with Janet W. Solinger, 2005 October 7

Interviewee:
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Interviewer:
Pachter, Marc  Search this
Subject:
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Women -- Employment  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12579
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)255843
AAA_collcode_soling05
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_255843

Oral history interview with Janet W. Solinger

Interviewee:
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Interviewer:
Pachter, Marc  Search this
Names:
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
38 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2005 October 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Janet W. Solinger conducted 2005 October 7, by Marc Pachter, for the Archives of American Art, in Solinger's home, in Washington, D.C.
Solinger speaks of living in New York in the 1960s, what she calls the "Golden Ages"; going to an exhibition of Mark Rothko's work with her sister; working as an administrator with the Jewish Museum in New York; the climate for women in the museum profession in the 1960s and 70s; becoming the director of publications at New York University; moving to Washington, D.C., to become director of the Smithsonian Resident Associates program; various public programs she created for the Smithsonian during her career; and becoming the vice president for public programs at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She recalls Nelson Glick, Louis Finkelstein, Ben Heller, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Joan Rosebaum, Sam Hunter, Dillon Ripley, Lisa Taylor, David Levy, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Janet Solinger is an arts administrator from Washington, D.C. Marc Pachter is the director of the National Portrait gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 44 min.
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.
Topic:
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Women -- Employment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.soling05
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-soling05

Solinger, Janet W.

Collection Creator::
Taylor, Lisa, 1933-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-068, Lisa Taylor Papers
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Lisa Taylor Papers
Lisa Taylor Papers / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa09-068-refidd1e6805

Janet W. Solinger Papers

Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Newsletters
Color photographs
Date:
1974-2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records which document the professional activities of Janet W. Solinger during the years she was Director of The Smithsonian Associates and following her retirement. Materials include correspondence, articles, awards, brochures, and photographs.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Newsletters
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-005, Janet W. Solinger Papers
Identifier:
Accession 06-005
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-005

Box 1

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-005, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-005-refidd1e189

Articles, 1993-2003

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-005, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Janet W. Solinger Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-005-refidd1e197

Awards, 1974-1992, 2005

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-005, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Janet W. Solinger Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-005-refidd1e209

Brochures, 1989, 2005

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-005, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Janet W. Solinger Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-005-refidd1e221

Correspondence, 1974

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-005, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Janet W. Solinger Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-005-refidd1e233

Correspondence, 1993

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-005, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Janet W. Solinger Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-005-refidd1e246

Correspondence, 2002-2005

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-005, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Janet W. Solinger Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-005-refidd1e258

Eightieth Birthday Event, 2000

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-005, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Janet W. Solinger Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-005-refidd1e270

Photographs

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-005, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Janet W. Solinger Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-005-refidd1e282

Janet W. Solinger Papers

Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1972, 1990, 1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual recordings of interviews given by Janet W. Solinger, Director of the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, 1973-1992. Materials include audiotapes and videotapes.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-124, Janet W. Solinger Papers
Identifier:
Accession 17-124
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-124

Box 1

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-124, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-124-refidd1e186

Janet W. Solinger Talk, WGMS GardenHaus Hour, October 22, 1972, 1/4" reel to reel audiotape

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-124, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Janet W. Solinger Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-124-refidd1e194

Janet Solinger, "Continuing Education," Current Issues Series, C-SPAN, September 29, 1990, VHS

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-124, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Janet W. Solinger Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-124-refidd1e206

Janet Solinger with Mark Pachter, November 7, 1992, VHS

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-124, Janet W. Solinger Papers
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Janet W. Solinger Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-124-refidd1e218

Janet W. Solinger Papers

Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1965-1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of two folders of incoming correspondence to Janet W. Solinger, former Director of The Smithsonian Associates. The first folder consists of autograph letters from notable personalities, dating from 1965 to 1990. The second folder consists of miscellaneous correspondence, 1982 to 1993.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-038, Janet W. Solinger Papers
Identifier:
Accession 94-038
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Janet W. Solinger Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa94-038

Box 1

Collection Creator::
Solinger, Janet W.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-038, Janet W. Solinger Papers
See more items in:
Janet W. Solinger Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-038-refidd1e186

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