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Jan Van der Marck papers, 1942-2010

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1946-2009
0.7 Linear feet
Box 1

Biographical material includes records of Van der Marck's donations of books and art from his personal collection to museums and libraries, as well as records of his photographic prints collection. These donation files include lists of items, correspondence with museums and libraries, financial documents, agreements, and related printed material. Also found are files designated by Van der Marck as "Early Records" consisting primarily of school documents, writings, and photographs. One journal is from the same period. All of these early records are in Dutch. Additionally there are copies of published interviews with Van der Marck, one file of letters from friends, and several photographs of him and his home in Seattle, Washington. Researchers should note that many additional photographs of Van der Marck and letters from colleagues and friends are found elsewhere within his papers.
Description Container Select
Art and Books Donated to Museums and Libraries, 1967-2009
1
1-7
Dissertation Records, circa 1956
1
8-9
Early Records (Pre-professional), 1946-1963
1
10-15
Journal, 1957-1958
1
16
Letters, 1976-2006
1
17
Photographic Prints Collection, circa 1984
1
18
Photographs of Jan Van der Marck, 1961-1970
1
19
Photographs of Seattle Home, 1972-1973
1
20
Published Interviews, 1969-2000
1
21-22

Series 2: Files on Artists and Art Historians , 1942-2010
4.7 Linear feet
Boxes 1-6

Files on artists and art historians were maintained by Van der Marck throughout his career. Files may include correspondence, photographs, slides, news clippings, exhibition catalogs, lists of artworks, exhibition planning documents, as well as articles or other writings by Van der Marck about the artist. Some files are extensive and notable for their content, such as the files on the artists Arman, Robert Indiana, Christo, Jacques Lipchitz, George Segal, Beverly Pepper, and international artists such as Brian O'Doherty, Enrico Baj, Lucio Pozzi, and Bernar Venet.
One sound disc found within the Arman files contains an audio announcement in French, created by Arman for his exhibition at Galerie Lawrence in Paris, France.
One sound recording found within the files on Arman has been digitized for research access.
Description Container Select
Albright, Ivan, 1944-1997
1
23-25
Alchinsky, Pierre, 1965-2007
1
26-28
Antonakos, Stephen, circa 1975-1989
1
29-31
Andre, Carl, circa 1973-1986
1
32
Arman, 1979-1995
1
33-34
Arman, 1957-2008
Included are one sound disc (vinyl) and two duplicate sound discs.
2
1-10
Asger, John, circa 1954-1960s
2
11
Austen, Hatmut, circa 1999-2010
2
12
Aziz, Philip, 1996
2
13
Baj, Enrico, 1962-2004
2
14-19
Barr, David, 1967-2009
2
20-21
Bartlett, Jennifer, 1990s
2
22
Baxter, Iain, 1972-2006
2
23
Bayer, Herbert, 1956-1996
2
24-25
Becherer, Joseph A., 1997-2009
2
26
Bochner, Mel, 1973-2007
2
27-28
Bourgeau, Jef, 1995-2009
2
29-30
Branstner, Holly, 1995-1997
2
31
Christo, 1966-2009
2
32-36
Christo, 1970s
3
1
Chryssa, 1963-1976
3
2
Crone, Rainer, 1973-2005
3
3
Degas, Edgar, circa 1958-1959
3
4
Dibbets, Jan, 1970-1990
3
5
Domela, Cesar, 1965-1985
3
6
Dorazio, Piero, 1968-1987
3
7
Flavin, Dan, circa 1967-1973
3
8-9
Fontana, Lucio, 1960-2006
3
10-13
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1984-1998
3
14
Friedman, Sheila, 1989-1995
3
15
Gelfman, Lynne Golub, 1980-1995
3
16-17
Goeritz, Mathias, 1960-1977
3
18
Gorin, Jean, 1965-1983
3
19
Henderson, Shirley, 1989-1995
3
20
Higgins, Dick, circa 1966-1989
3
21
Hill, Anthony, 1968-1990
3
22
Indiana, Robert, Correspondence, circa 1960s-1967
3
23
Indiana, Robert, Correspondence, 1967-1975
3
24
Indiana, Robert, Printed Material, 1963-circa 1972
3
25
Indiana, Robert, Photographs, 1959-1971
3
26
Jacquet, Alain, 1964-1992
3
27-28
Kepes, Gyorgy, circa 1977
3
29
Kidner, Michael, 1983-1990
3
30
Kirili, Alain, circa 1970-1978
3
31
Lemoine, Serge, 1997-2008
3
32
LeWitt, Sol, circa 1988-1989
3
33
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1989-1997
3
34
Lipchitz, Jacques, circa 1960-1972
3
35-39
Mack, Heinz, 1965-1973
3
40
Madelinski, Ron, 1988-1995
4
1
Martin, Kenneth, 1975-1981
4
2
Miralda, Antoni, circa 1970-1992
4
3-8
Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo, 1968-2006, 1942
4
9-11
Morellet, Francois, 1958-2010
4
12-15
Newton, Helmut, circa 1992-2003
4
16
Nonas, Richard, 1976-2001
4
17
O'Doherty, Brian, 1966-2009
4
18-22
Oldenburg, Claes, circa 1966-1971
4
23
Oppenheim, Dennis, circa 1971
4
24
Pepper, Beverly, 1954-1999
4
25-30
Picasso, Pablo, 1956-1986
4
31
Piene, Otto, circa 1966-1969
4
32
Pozzi, Lucio, 1974-2006
5
1-7
Rauschenberg, Robert, circa 1984
5
8
Raysse, Martial, 1964-1970
5
9
Redstone, Louis, 1963-1998
5
10
Restany, Pierre, 1963-2003
5
11
Rops, Felicien, 1959-1969
5
12
Rosenquist, James, circa 1982-2006
5
13
Rotella, Mimmo, circa 1966-1968
5
14
Sandberg, Willem, 1958-1995
5
15-16
Schapiro, Meyer, 1955-1996
5
17
Schneemann, Carolee, 1965-2008
5
18
Segal, George, 1963-1980, 2002-2004
5
19-21
Snowden, Gilda, 1989-2006
5
22
Spoerri, Daniel, 1962-1994
5
23
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1963-1997
5
24
Steiner, Ralph, 1975-1986
5
25
Strand, Jon, 1996-2006
5
26
Szeemann, Harald, 1966-2005
5
27
Trova, Ernest, 1965-1968
5
28
Uecker, Gunther, 1966-1992
5
29
Van der Marck, Marc, circa 1975-1998
5
30-36
Van Hoeydonck, Paul, 1964-2009
5
37-38
Varnelis, Kazys, 1970-2005
5
39
Venet, Bernar, 1966-2009
6
1-7
Vihos, Georg, 2008
6
8
Vostell, Wolf, 1970s
6
9
Wise, Gillian, 1968-1976
6
10
Wolff-Metternich, Peter, 1985-2007
6
11
Wolfson, Mitchell, 1985-2006
6
12-13

Series 3: Museum Administration Records , 1963-2009
1.3 Linear feet
Boxes 6-7

Museum Administration records consist of files kept by Van der Marck to document his tenure as director or curator at various museums. Files may include museum exhibition planning records, acquisition records, administrative records, news clippings, press releases, correspondence, photographs of Van der Marck at various events, and photographs and slides of artwork.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by name of museum. Documents for each museum are maintained in Van der Marck's original order.
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Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, 1979-1986
6
14-22
Dartmouth College, 1973-2009
6
23-28
Detroit Institute of Arts, 1998
6
29-31
Detroit Institute of Arts, 1986-1998
7
1-9
Henry Gallery, University of Washington, 1986, 1970-1974
7
10
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 1966-2009
7
10-18
Walker Art Center, 1963-1967, 1990
7
19-21

Series 4: Professional Records , 1958
1.1 Linear feet
Boxes 7-8

Found here are records of Van der Marck's professional activities outside of his employment as museum director or curator. Included are files on his participation as guest curator of exhibitions, committee participant, and exhibition juror. Also found are lecture files containing invitations, press materials, and drafts of lectures given by Van der Marck. Additionally there are general professional activity files, a few research files, copies of published articles by Van der Marck, records of job offers, and documentation on his role as curator for the Seattle World's fair. Any of these files may also include related correspondence, planning documents, and photographs of events.
Description Container Select
Activities, 1967-1981
7
22-29
Art Exhibition Juries, 1964-1980
7
30-31
Art Exhibition Juries, 1980-1995
8
1-2
Articles Written by Jan Van der Marck, 1968-1986
8
3
Aspen Institute, 1993-2004, 1974-1980
8
4-6
"Beyond Illustration" Exhibition, circa 1971-1973
8
7
Dennos Museum Center, 2000-2005
8
8
F. T. D. Advisory, circa 1970-1974
8
9
"In the Spirit of Fluxus" Exhibition, circa 1988-1995
8
10
Job Offers, 1971-1980
8
11
Lectures, circa 1965-2002
8
12-15
Museum of New Art, 2000-2003
8
16
Museum Planning and Research, circa 1958-1974
8
17-19
NBC Special Report:"Crisis in Thebes", 1994
8
20
Realist/Naturalist Sculpture, 1985, circa 1972-1973
8
21
Research on "Iconology Dancing Salome", 1958-1979
8
22
Seattle Art Museum (Bagley and Virginia Wright Collection), 1964-1999
8
23
Seattle World's Fair, 1961-1962
8
24
Unidentified Manuscript, 1958
8
25

Series 5: Papers Concerning Bookbinding , circa 1962-2009
1.2 Linear feet
Boxes 8-9

Papers concerning bookbinding document Van der Marck's research and personal collection of contemporary bookbinding and book arts. Files on bookbinders and book artists whose work he purchased for his own collection may include correspondence, sales records, exhibition records, and photographs. Additionally there are files of slides of bindings, correspondence with libraries and organizations such as the Grolier Club, and records of his donations of these works. Miscellaneous records include correspondence, lists, notes, and printed material on this topic.
Description Container Select
Bookbinding Labels and Statement From Slusser Gallery Exhibit, circa 1996
8
26
Contemporary Art Bindings, 1996
8
27
Gifts to Koninklijke Bibliotheek, circa 1996-2006
8
28-29
Association Internationale de Bibliophile, 1997-2003
8
30
Bibliotheque Historique De La Ville De Paris, 1997-2009
8
31
Bibliotheque nationale de France, 1990-2006
8
32
Claes, Edgard, 2000-2004
8
33
Ely, Timothy C., 1985-2006
9
1
Fie, Phillippe, 2004
9
2
Glaister, Donald, 1980-1998
9
3
Grolier Club, 1997-2003
9
4
Hammer, Jonathan, 1991-1997
9
5
Hugnet, Georges, circa 1962-1999
9
6-8
Knoderer, Daniel, 1998-2004
9
9
Lecuire, Pierre, 1988-2005
9
10-11
Leroux, Georges, circa 1986-2002
9
12-13
Library of Congress, circa 1988-1992
9
14
Lobstein, Alain, 1986-2005
9
15-16
Mathieu, Monique, 1985-2007
9
17-19
Mowery, J. Franklin, 1990-2001
9
20
Peller, Hugo, 1990-1991
9
21
Richard, Michel, 1997-2005
9
22
Robinson, Ivor, 1982-2005
9
23
Rousseau, Florent, 1998-2009
9
24
Taral, Alain, 1990-2009
9
25
Tarlau, Jill, circa 1997-1999
9
26
Miscellaneous Records, circa 1985-2009
9
27-29
Slides and Color Transparencies of Bindings Donated or Sold, circa 1980s-1990s
9
30-32
Slides, circa 1990s
9
33

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