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Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason papers, [circa 1970-1993]

Jacobs, Daniel, 1959-2005



Collection Information

Size: 8 Linear feet

Summary: Artists' files; business files; photographs and slides; transcripts and sound recordings; printed material; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel Jacobs (1959- 2005) and Derek Mason (1927-) were art collectors based in New York City. They specialized in contemporary American ceramics, but also collected painting, sculpture, and prints. Jacobs and Mason were life partners.


The majority of the collection was donated in 2006 by Derek Mason as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Mason donated an additional 4 CDs of images of works of art in 2008.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason papers, [circa 1970-1993]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.