Oral history interview with C. Jane and Jeffrey Camp

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.camp87
Creators:
Camp, C. Jane (Catherine Jane), 1953-
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas, 1944-
Kirwin, Liza
Dates:
1987 December 2-1988 January 15
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Sound cassettes
Sound recording
149 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of C. Jane and Jeffrey Camp conducted 1987 Dec. 2-1988 Jan. 15, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
The Camps speak of their family backgrounds and education; Jeffrey's training in public relations; his first wife Emily; opening their store, the American Folk Art Company, in Richmond, Va., in 1972; their early inventory; Emily's role and personality as business partner; the ethics of art dealing; meeting and marrying his second wife, C. Jane Simpson; representing woodcarver Miles B. Carpenter; Jane's role in the American Folk Art Company; dealers, including Randall and Shari Morris, Phyllis Kind, and Jay Johnson in New York, Judith Alexander in Atlanta, and Carl Hammer in Chicago; emotions felt when acquiring objects; their private collection; advice received from Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., Michael Hall, and Phyllis Kind about working with artists; discovering and learning about folk art; collecting trips with Hemphill and others; dealings and falling out with Howard Finster; and publications of the American Folk Art Company; specific pieces of art collected and sold; and changing prices in the folk art market.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
C. Jane Camp (1953- ) and Jeffrey Camp (1944- ) are folk art collectors from Richmond, Va. and Ross Shire, Scotland

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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 others.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This interview is access restricted; written permission required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Use of this interview is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers should quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, reseachers should quote from the audio recording.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hemphill, Herbert Waide Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Folk Art Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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