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Jerry Hudson de Léon papers, circa 1920s-1980

Jerry Hudson de Léon papers, circa 1920s-1980

Hudson de Léon, Jerry, circa 1905-1980

Art teacher, Painter, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 0.9 linear feet

Summary: The papers of illustrator, painter and teacher Jerry Hudson de Leon measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 1920s-1980. The papers primarily feature her sketches done in pencil, pen, watercolor and pastel. Also included in this collection are personal letters, various printed materials as well as examples of her illustration work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jerry Hudson de Leon (circa 1905-1980) was an illustrator, painter, and teacher from Minnesota.

Provenance

Donated 2012 by Robert Lewis Croft, Jr. a close friend of Jerry Hudson de Léon.

A Finding Aid to the Jerry Hudson de Leon Papers, circa 1920s-1980, in the Archives of American Art
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Biographical/Historical note
Jerry Hudson de Leon (circa 1905-1980) was an illustrator, painter, and teacher from Minnesota. She was a teacher and textbook writer in addition to her freelance illustration work.
Hudson de Leon attended the University of Minnesota and is known for her textbook series for Art Instruction, Inc. where she authored many books such as
Commercial Art and Design: The Human Figure Division 8
in the 1950s. Besides writing she also taught art at both the Minneapolis School of Art and the Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis. She was an accomplished illustrator and painter with one of her paintings,
Strike Headquarters
, in the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 6 series.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1930-1980 (2 folders; Box 1)
Series 2: Notes, circa 1940s (1 folder; Box 1)
Series 3: Photographs, circa 1950-1974 (1 folder; Box 1)
Series 4: Printed Material, 1933-1958 (5 folders; Boxes 1, 3)
Series 5: Artwork, circa 1920s-1950s (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)
Series 6: Sketchbooks, circa 1940s-1950s (4 folders; Box 2)
Provenance
Donated 2012 by Robert Lewis Croft, Jr. a close friend of Jerry Hudson de Léon.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Lindsay Alderman in 2013. The collection has been minimally rearranged and retains the existing/original folder titles when possible. All materials have been rehoused in archival folders and boxes for long-term stability, but often staples and other fasteners have not been removed. Materials within folders have not been rearranged.

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

Jerry Hudson de Léon papers, circa 1920s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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