A Finding Aid to the Stephen S. Pace Papers, circa 1915-2010, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pacestep
Creators:
Pace, Stephen, 1918-2010
Dates:
circa 1915-2010
Languages:
English
,
Italian
.
Physical Description:
6 Linear feet
3.79 Gigabytes
Repository:
The Stephen S. Pace papers measure 6.0 linear feet and 3.79 GB and date from circa 1915 to 2010. The papers document Pace's career as an abstract expressionist painter through awards, resumes, and other biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and art institutions; paintings, calendar books, exhibitions at various art galleries, and other professional material; rceipts, price lists, inventories, and other personal business records; newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and other printed and digital material; and photographs, slides, and negatives of family and artwork.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Stephen S. Pace papers measure 6.0 linear feet and 3.79 GB and date from circa 1915 to 2010. The papers document Pace's career as an abstract expressionist painter through awards, resumes, and other biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and art institutions; paintings, calendar books, exhibitions at various art galleries, and other professional material; receipts, price lists, inventories, and other personal business records; newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and other printed and digital material; and photographs, slides, and negatives of family and artwork.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into six series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, 1936-2005 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1, 0.001 GB; ER01)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1949-2010 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1, 0.329 GB; ER02)
  • Series 3: Professional Activity Files, 1944-2008 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 3.25 GB; ER03-ER05)
  • Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1957-2007 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, 0.200 GB; ER06-ER08)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1950-2010 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 3-4, 8, OV 9)
  • Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1915-2007 (2.2 linear feet; Boxes 4-8, 0.003 GB; ER09)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Stephen Pace (1918-2010) was a painter and printmaker in New York, New York. Pace is best known for his work as an Abstract expressionist. Pace studied at the Art Students League of New York. He donated a number of works to the University of Southern Indiana, and donated funding for the creation of the Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries on the campus.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reel N70-7 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Separated Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel N70-7) including photographs of Pace's paintings, Pace in his studio, and Pace with students; scrapbooks; and miscellaneous correspondence including a letter from Karl Knaths and collector Herman Spertus about a trip to the Far East. Loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2020. Born-digital material was processed by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner in 2021 with funding provided by Smithsonian Collection Care and Preservation Fund.
Author
Ricky Gomez
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Stephen S. Pace papers were donated in 2016 by the Stephen and Palmina Pace Trust via, Cathy Claman, trustee. Material on reel N70-7 was lent for microfilming in 1969 by Stephen Pace.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Stephen Pace papers, circa 1915-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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