Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.campjeff
Creators:
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas, 1944-
Camp, C. Jane (Catherine Jane), 1953-
Dates:
1969-[ca. 1990]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 5 reels)
5.4 Linear feet
Addition
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, photographs, slides, files, consigment of works of art to Cavin-Morris, Inc., and an account book for works of art by Howard Finster and Miles B. Carpenter, printed material concerning the Camp's interest and business in American folk art.
Scope and Contents
REELS 4067-4070: Correspondence with dealers, artists, and others, including Miles B. Carpenter, S.L. Jones, Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., Randall and Shari (Cavin) Morris, Phyllis Kind, Carl Hammer, Robert Bishop, Susan Hankla, Victor Musgrave, Roger Cardinal, Gregg Blasdel, Edwin Shelton, Elsa Weiner, and John Beardsley; files on artists Howard Finster, S.L. Jones, Carpenter, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Nellie Mae Rowe, Uncle Jack Dey, Lanier Meaders, Leslie J. Payne, Patsy Billups, and others; photographs of Miles Carpenter, his wood sculpture, and his family, and autobiographical writings by Carpenter; printed material on the American Folk Art Company; clippings, articles, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material about American folk art; and ca. 2,000 photographs of folk art.
Scope and Contents
REEL 4080: Ca. 50 letters from Howard Finster to Jeffrey Camp; writings by Finster; Camp's notes on Finster; price lists of works by Finster; receipts; and a letter from Camp's lawyer concerning Finster.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Slides, 1973-1983, of works of art and artists including Patsy Billups, Miles B. Carpenter, Howard Finster, Russell Gillespie, Charles T. Gleason, S.L. Jones, Sister Gertrude Morgan and Leslie J. Payne taken by Camp.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Papers, received in 1999, are primarily a donation of the material previously lent and microfilmed on reels 4067-4070, although some additional material was also donated. The addition most likely does not include material on reel 4080 relating to Howard Finster.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Folk art dealers, collectors; Richmond, Va. Owned and managed the American Folk Art Company, 1972-1976, Richmond and Tappahannock, Virginia, whose stock included paintings and sculpture by self-taught artists Howard Finster, Miles B. Carpenter, S.L. Jones, Leslie J. Payne, Russell Gillespie and others. The Camps are recognized as key figures in the folk art market of the 1970s.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4067-4070 available for use at all Archives of American Art offices.
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4080 available for use only at Archives of American Art offices.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lenders, Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp after microfilming; slides were copied before returning.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers on reels 4067-4070, and 4080 were lent for microfilming 1987 by Jeffrey and C. Jane Camp. The collection of slides was copied by the Archives. In 1999, the Camps donated much of the material previously lent on reels 4067-4070, as well as some additional papers.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Self-taught artists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Virginia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Billups, Patsy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jack, Uncle, 1912-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gillespie, Russell Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gleason, Charles T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hemphill, Herbert Waide Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, S. L. (Shields Landon), 1901- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meaders, Lanier Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morgan, Gertrude Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Payne, Leslie J., 1907-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rowe, Nellie Mae, 1900-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hankla, Susan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kind, Phyllis, 1933-2018 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morris, Randall Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cavin, Shari Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musgrave, Victor Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shelton, Edwin Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Longhauser, Elsa Weiner Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beardsley, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blasdel, Gregg N. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bishop, Robert Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cardinal, Roger Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hammer, Carl Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Folk Art Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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