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Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp papers, 1969-[ca. 1990]

Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp papers, 1969-[ca. 1990]

Camp, Jeff, 1944-

Collector, Dealer

Collection Information

Size: 8.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 5 reels)

Addition: 5.4 linear ft.

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, slides, files, and printed material concerning the Camp's interest and business in American folk art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Folk art dealers, collectors; Richmond, Va. Owned and managed the American Folk Art Company, 1972-1976, Richmond and Tappahannock, Virginia, whose stock included paintings and sculpture by self-taught artists Howard Finster, Miles B. Carpenter, S.L. Jones, Leslie J. Payne, Russell Gillespie and others. The Camps are recognized as key figures in the folk art market of the 1970s.


Papers on reels 4067-4070, and 4080 were lent for microfilming 1987 by Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp. The collection of slides was copied by the Archives. In 1999, the Camps donated much of the material previously lent on reels 4067-4070, as well as some additional papers.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lenders, Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp after microfilming; slides were copied before returning.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 4067-4070 available for use at all Archives of American Art offices.

microfilm reel 4080 available for use only at Archives of American Art offices.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Restrictions on Use

Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: The Archives of American Art, see Kirwin. Jane and Jeffrey Camp are not to be contacted directly.

How to Cite This Collection

Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp papers, 1969-[ca. 1990]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.