Josine Ianco-Starrels papers

Collection ID:
Ianco-Starrels, Josine
Physical Description:
11 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of curator and gallery director, Josine Ianco- Starrels, measure 11.0 linear feet and date from 1930-2017. Included are biographical material; files relating to Ianco-Starrels' work at various museum and galleries; correspondence; writings about exhibitions and autobiographical writings; photographs, negatives and slides of Ianco- Starrels, others and works of art; audio visual material including video and sound recordings of conversations, events and a documentary on Marcel Janco; and scattered artwork by others including a poster made by George Herms and drawings by Raymond Saunders. Also included are the papers of Ianco-Starrels' husband, Herbert Kline, who was a filmmaker. Included in his papers are some of the items from his making of the film, Posing as an American Nazi, which was filmed in Spain.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Josine Ianco-Starrels (1926-2019) was a curator and gallery administrator in Los Angeles, California. Born 1926 in Bucharest, Romania. Josine Ianco-Starrels was curator of the Lytton Center of the Visual Arts (1961-1969), Associate Professor, Art Gallery Division at California State University, Los Angeles (1969-1975), Director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (1975-1984), and Senior Curator at the Long Beach Art Museum (1987-1990). Ianco-Starrels died at the age of 92 at her home in Rogue City, Oregon.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2000 by Josine Ianco-Starrels and in 2019 by Elissa Kline, Ianco-Starrels' daughter.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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Arts administrators -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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