A Finding Aid to the Jerry Hudson de Leon Papers, circa 1920s-1980, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hudsjerr
Creators:
Hudson de Leon, Jerry, circa 1905-1980
Dates:
circa 1920s-1980
Languages:
English
The collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.9 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of illustrator, painter and teacher Jerry Hudson de Leon measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 1920s-1980. The papers primarily feature her sketches done in pencil, pen, watercolor and pastel. Also included in this collection are personal letters, various printed materials as well as examples of her illustration work.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of illustrator, painter and teacher Jerry Hudson de Leon measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 1920s-1980. The papers primarily feature her sketches done in pencil, pen, watercolor and pastel. Also included in this collection are personal letters, various printed materials as well as examples of her illustration work.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 6 series.
  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1930-1980 (2 folders; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Notes, circa 1940s (1 folder; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Photographs, circa 1950-1974 (1 folder; Box 1)
  • Series 4: Printed Material, 1933-1958 (5 folders; Boxes 1, 3)
  • Series 5: Artwork, circa 1920s-1950s (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)
  • Series 6: Sketchbooks, circa 1940s-1950s (4 folders; Box 2)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jerry Hudson de Leon (circa 1905-1980) was an illustrator, painter, and teacher from Minnesota. She was a teacher and textbook writer in addition to her freelance illustration work.
Hudson de Leon attended the University of Minnesota and is known for her textbook series for Art Instruction, Inc. where she authored many books such as Commercial Art and Design: The Human Figure Division 8 in the 1950s. Besides writing she also taught art at both the Minneapolis School of Art and the Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis. She was an accomplished illustrator and painter with one of her paintings, Strike Headquarters, in the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Lindsay Alderman in 2013. The collection has been minimally rearranged and retains the existing/original folder titles when possible. All materials have been rehoused in archival folders and boxes for long-term stability, but often staples and other fasteners have not been removed. Materials within folders have not been rearranged.
Author
Lindsay Alderman
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2012 by Robert Lewis Croft, Jr., a close friend of Jerry Hudson de Leon.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Jerry Hudson de Leon papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Preferred Citation
Jerry Hudson de Leon papers, circa 1920s-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women artists -- Minnesota Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- Minnesota Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Minnesota Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketches Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
https://www.aaa.si.edu/