Oral history interview with Joan Ankrum

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ankrum97
Creators:
Ankrum, Joan
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1997 November 5-1998 February 4
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
195 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Joan Ankrum conducted 1997 November 5-1998 February 4, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Pasadena, California.
Scope and Contents
Ankrum discusses her status as a role model for women due to her independence in leaving a difficult marriage and establishing a new career; her theater and film career and association with the Pasadena Playhouse; her discovery of Morris Broderson, the hearing-impaired nephew of her husband Morris Ankrum; encouraging Broderson's artistic talent and efforts to help him learn to speak and interact socially; her career as director of the Ankrum Gallery in Los Angeles and the artists, collectors and dealers she became involved with, among them Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg, Joseph Hirshhorn, Martha Jackson and Jake Zeitlin.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joan Ankrum (1913-2001) was a gallery owner from Los Angeles, California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 24 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 50 min.

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Art dealers -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women art dealers -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deaf artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hearing impaired Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Ankrum, Morris, d. 1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Broderson, Morris, 1928-2011 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lundeberg, Helen, 1908-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, Martha Kellogg Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zeitlin, Jake, 1902-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ankrum Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pasadena Playhouse Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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