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Shirley Jaffe papers, circa 1950-2011

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1950s-2000s
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1

Biographical material dates from circa 1950s-2000s and includes address books, appointment books, a video recorded interview, biographical and life documents, and resumes.
Description Container Select
Address Books, 1950s-2000s
1
1
Appointment Books, 1987-2006
1
2-6
Biograpahical Documents, 1952-1974
1
7
Interview with Shirley Jaffe by Jeff Perkins, 2003
1 videocassettes (vhs)
1
8
Resumes and Bios, 1954-circa 1983
1
9

Series 2: Letters , 1950s-2000s
3 Linear feet
Box 1-4

Letters date from circa 1950s-2000s, and include frequent letters sent to Jaffe from her mother Ann Sternstein, her sister Elaine Friedberg, and her brother and sister-in-law Jerome and Trina Sternstein. Also included are letters from Irving Jaffe, other family, friends, and artists Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis, Kimber Smith, Sylvia Stone and Al Held, Hermine Ford, Robert Kushner, and George Sugarman. Some letters contain photographs and printed material. One file contains letters written by Jaffe. Miscellaneous letters are comprised of single letters and those from unidentified senders. Postcards, holiday, and greeting cards are also found in this series, as well as professional letters received by Jaffe from galleries and museums.
Letters are arranged alphabetically by sender. Postcards, holiday and greeting cards, and professional letters are arranged at the end of the series.
Description Container Select
Adams, Pat, 1970s-2000s
1
10
Aptekar, Ken, 1990s
1
11
Bennett, John and Karen Lee (Grant), 1970s
1
12
Borregaard, Nancy, 1970s-1980s
1
13
Clément, Alain, 1990s
1
14
Di Lascia, Alfred, 1978
1
15
Di Lascia, Marjorie, 1960s-1970s
1
16-19
Fahy, Agnes, 1962-1963
1
20
Ford, Hermine, 1990s-2000s
1
21
Francis, Sam, 1963-1974
1
22
Friedberg, Elaine, 1960s
1
23-25
Friedberg, Elaine, 1960s-1980s
2
1-7
Goldin, Amy, 1970-1978
2
8
Goldstein, Marvin, 1964-1966
2
9
Goodwin, Muriel, circa 1961-2000s
2
10
Hanley, Sarah, 1980s-2000s
2
11
Heward, Ross and Gabriele, 1970s-2000s
2
12
Honegaar-Lavater, Gottfried and Warja, 1961-1980
2
13
Jacobs, Rachel, 1962-1965
2
14
Jaffe, Irving, 1950s-1970s
2
15-17
Jaffe, Shirley, 1950s-1975
2
18
Kushner, Robert, 1990s-2000s
2
19
Lefebvre-Foinet, Lucien, 1966-1968
2
20
Madden, Sally, 1973-1980
2
21
Matthews, Ida, 1970-1973
2
22
Mitchell, Joan, 1961-1962
2
23
Moreni, Claude and Mattia, 1966-1968
2
24
Mozur, Nancy, 2000s
2
25
Nebola, Elnora, 1973-1976
2
26
Posel, Edith, 1990s
2
27
Rosen Blackwood, Nancy and Benjamin, 1990s-2000s
2
28
Rosenthal, Deborah, 1990s
2
29
Rubenstien, Raphael and Elena, 1975-1990s
3
1
Sadoff, Irvin E., 1954-1979
3
2
Seidel, Rachel, 1980s-1990s
3
3
Smith, Kimber, 1961-1986
3
4
Soriano, Peter, 1990s-2000s
3
5
Sternstein, Adria and Ava (nieces), 1990s-2000s
3
6
Sternstein, Ann, 1950s-1960s
3
7-11
Sternstein, Jerome, 1950s-1960s
3
12
Sternstein, Martin and Barbara (Stokely), 1990s-2000s
3
13
Sternstein, Trina and Jerome, 1960s-2000s
3
14-18
Stone-Held, Sylvia and Al Held, 1966-1980
3
19
Sugarman, George, 1968-1993
3
20
Van Over, Philip, 1963-1968
3
21
Wechsler, Judith, 1975-1981
3
22
Miscellaneous Letters, A-D, 1950s-2000s
3
23
Miscellaneous, E-Z, 1950s-2000s
4
1-4
Miscellaneous Letters, Unidentified Senders, 1950s-1990s
4
5
Holiday and Greeting Cards, 1990s-2000s
4
6
Postcards, 1960s-1980s
4
7
Professional Letters, 1990s-2000s
4
8

Series 3: Notebooks and Writings , 1950s-2000s
0.9 Linear feet
Box 4-5

Notebooks and writings date from circa 1950s-2000s and include eighty-four notebooks kept by Jaffe with lists, addresses, notes, sketches, and the occasional dairy entry. Also included are scattered notebook pages written by Jaffe and one writing by an unidentified author about Jaffe's work.
Description Container Select
Notebooks, circa 1950s-2000s
4
9-19
Notebooks, 1950s-2000s
5
1-2
Notes, 1950s-1995
5
3
Writing by Unidentified Author, 1980s
5
4

Series 4: Project Files , 1970s-2003
0.6 Linear feet
Box 5, 9

Project files date from circa 1970s-2003 and contain correspondence, gouache studies, sketches, photographic material, and printed material related to commissions and collaborations Jaffe was involved in, including illustrations, murals, and the design of stained glass windows in the Chapelle Saint-Jean-l'Evangéliste in Perpignan, titled Funéraria.
Description Container Select
Bibliothèque George Brassens, Chambéry, 1983
Oversized material housed in Box 9, Folder 1
5
5
Flyer Design, 1997
5
6
Funéraria, Chapelle Saint-Jean-l'Evangéliste de Perpignan, 1994-2003
5
7-9
Médecine/Science Cover, 1999
5
10
Mural, École Hôtelière, Macon, 1978
Oversized material housed in Box 9, Folder 2
5
11
Mural, Direction Régionale France Télécom, Dijon, 1983
5
12-14
Poste Restante, 1992
Oversized material housed in Box 9, Folder 1
5
15
Poster Design, 1970s
5
16
Les Tentations Du Paysage, by Maryline Desbiolles, Illustrations by Jaffe, 1997
5
17
Oversize Bibliothèque George Brassens, Chambéry, from Box 5, Folder 5
9
1
Oversize Poste Restante, from Box 5, Folder 15
9
1
Oversize Mural, École Hôtelière, Macon from Box 5, Folder 11, 1978
9
2

Series 5: Printed Material , 1952-2011
0.7 Linear feet
Box 5-6, 9

Printed material dates from 1952-2011, and pertains to Jaffe's career, influences, and commissions. Items include articles, books, booklets, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, magazines, postcards, reviews, a sound recording of a radio broadcast, and additional printed material featuring work commissioned by Jaffe.
Description Container Select
Articles, 1990s-2000s
5
18
Book, L'art comme expérience: Shirley Jaffe and pratiques contemporaines, 2010
5
19
Book, Quelques Écarts by Maryline Desbiolles, 1996
5
20
Booklet of Poetry, Red/Gray by Jonathan Williams, 1952
5
21
Clippings, 1965-1980
5
22
Exhibition Announcements, 1961-2010
5
23
Exhibition Catalogs, 1975-2004
Oversized material housed in Box 9, Folder 4
5
24
Magazine, The Artists's Magazine, 2011
5
25
Postcards, 1950s-1980s
5
26
Printed Material, Jaffe Commissions, 1997-2010
Oversized material housed in Box 9, Folder 4
6
1
Radio Broadcast, Les Arts et les Gens, 1991
1 sound cassette
6
2
Reviews, 1980s-2000s
6
3-4
Newspaper, The Brooklyn Rail, 2010
9
3
Oversize Exhibition Catalog from Box 5, Folder 24
9
4
Oversize Printed Material, Jaffe Commision from Box 6, Folder 1
9
4

Series 6: Photographic Material , 1950s-circa 2010
1.3 Linear feet
Box 6-8

Photographic material dates from circa 1950s-circa 2010 and contains photographs, slides, transparencies, and 1 CD of digital photographs. Subjects include Jaffe's artwork, exhibition installations, friends and family, the Funéraria commission, portraits of Jaffe, openings and artists, and travel. Artists and art world figures include Larry Rivers, Kimber Smith, Linda Nochlin, Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell, and others.
Description Container Select
Artwork, 1980s-circa 2010
6
5-18
Exhibitions, 1995-1999
6
19-20
Exhibitions, 2001-2008
Includes 1 electronic disk (CD)
7
1-2
Friends and Family, 1970s-2000s
7
3
Funéraria, circa 1998-1999
7
4-5
Shirley Jaffe, 1950s-2000s
7
6
Openings and Artists, 1960s-2003
7
7
Travel, Italy, 2001
8
1

Series 7: Sketchbooks , 1960s-2000s
0.3 Linear feet
Box 8

Eight sketchbooks date from circa 1960s-2000s, and contain drawings in ink, marker, and pen.
Description Container Select
Sketchbooks, 1960s-2000s
8
2-7

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.