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Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1924-1985

Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1924-1985

Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981

Designer, Jeweler

Collection Information

Size: 11.5 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, subject files, exhibition files, photographs, slides, works of art, writings, financial material, audio-visual material, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jewelry designer and silversmith Miye Matsukata (1922-1981) was born in Tokyo, Japan. Matsukata attended Principia College in Elsah, Ill. and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston which awarded her traveling scholarships to Scandinavia and Egypt. She worked in her jewelry firm Janiye in Boston from 1950 until her death.


Donated 1984 by Mrs. Edwin O. Reischauer, Matsukata's sister and in 2008 by Ann Hubbard Gaddis, the sister of Matsukata's business partner and heir, James Hubbard.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 4495-4503 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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.

How to Cite This Collection

Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1924-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.