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Patricia Johanson papers, 1964-1998

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 5 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1975-1997
(Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 1 includes three curriculum vitae, written by Johanson; 2 biographical sketches from Who's Who in America (1 is a galley proof); a sketch from Who's Who in the East (galley); and one from Who's Who of American Women (galley).
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Biographical Sketches, 1975-1997
1
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1967-1998, n.d.
(Box 1; 17 folders)

This series deals primarily with art-related matters. Many letters have copies of Johanson's replies included. Most of the early letters are photocopies, but many of the later ones are originals, including several original letters from Helen Frankenthaler. There are congratulatory letters for Johanson's exhibitions, discussions of her projects, requests for slides, requests for her to lecture or participate in symposiums, requests for art and architectural proposals, requests for her writing, requests to publish photos of her work, letters from graduate students asking for work, interviews, and input on thesis ideas. There are many sympathy cards concerning the death of her husband, Eugene Goossen, in 1997.
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Letters and Cards to Patricia Johanson, 1967-1998, n.d.
(17 folders)
1
2-18

Series 3: Writings , 1968-1997, n.d.
(Box 1 and OV 3; 7 folders)

This series includes two transcripts of interviews of Johanson. There are photocopied and ink drawings for her designs of works and proposals for work, including the Con Edison Indian Point Visitors Center (1972), Columbus East High School (1973), Diptheria rock sculpture (1974), and proposals for public art in San Fransisco and Rockland County, New York. There are blueprints for the Fair Park Lagoon Sculpture in Dallas, Texas. Writings include personal statements about her artwork, notebooks, collection records for the Museum of Modern Art, a slide lecture, and the convocation address given at the Massachusetts College of Art in May, 1995. Published writings include a 1992 monograph by Johanson and several magazine and newsletter articles. Writings by others include student papers written about Johanson including a master's thesis.
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Designs of Works, 1972-1982
1
19
Proposals for Public Art, 1990, n.d.
1
20
Writings and Notebooks by Patricia Johanson, 1968-1996
1
21
Interview Transcripts, 1987, n.d.
1
22
Writings by Others - Student Papers, 1979
1
23
Writings by Others - Student Papers and Thesis, 1991-1997
1
24
Project Plans and Blueprints, 1972-1982
OV 3

Series 4: Printed Material , 1966-1998, n.d.
(Boxes 1-2 and OV 3; 12 folders)

This series includes exhibition catalogs and announcements and three exhibition posters. There are magazine and newspaper clippings about Johanson and her work. There is one folder of articles published in magazines, pamphlets and other publications.
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Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1964-1996, n.d.
(7 folders)
1
25-31
Publications with Articles about Johanson, 1987-1997, n.d.
2
1
Clippings, 1966-1997, n.d.
(3 folders)
2
2-4
Exhibition Posters, 1966-1982,
OV 3

Series 5: Photographs , 1962-1996, n.d.
(Box 2 and OV 3; 8 folders)

Photographs, both color and black and white, include snapshots, 8 x 10 glossy prints, and one oversized photograph. Subjects include Johanson from childhood until 1996, her husband Eugene C. Goossen, and her finished artwork as well as works in progress. There are several photos of artist Mark Rothko, and one photo of Johanson with Georgia O'Keeffe. There are photos of Johanson's architectural designs from 1972-1982. Also found are 58 color photocopies made in 1995 of the works of artist Doug Ohlson, whose work was included along with Johanson's in the 1964 exhibit "8 Young Artists," an exhibit organized and curated by Goossen.
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Photographs of Patricia Johanson, 1962-1996, n.d.
(3 folders)
2
5-7
Photographs of Johanson's Artwork, 1964-1977
2
8
Photographs of Johanson's Architectural Designs, 1972-1982
2
9
Color Photocopies of the Works of Doug Ohlson, 1995
(2 folders)
2
10-11
Oversized Photograph of Patricia Johanson with Painting Minor Keith, 1967
OV 3

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