Joann and Gifford Phillips papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.philjoan
Creators:
Phillips, Joann
Phillips, Gifford
Dates:
circa 1950-2011
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.6 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, photographs, writings, interview transcripts, a sound recording, printed material and miscellany concerning the careers of art collectors Joann and Gifford Phillips.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence is both professional and personal. Photographs are of Richard Diebenkorn, Emerson Woelffer and Robert Motherwell.
Scope and Contents
Writings are by Gifford Phillips and include a 122 p. manuscript, undated, and an updated version (May 2007) describing his forty-year term as a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York; a 23 p. manuscript "Notes on Frontier Magazine, A Memoir," 2009 in which Phillips writes about his experience starting Frontier magazine in California during the 1950s; "Collecting," 2009, a discussion about collecting art based on Phillips' personal experience; and a 16 p. typescript (with copy on CD), 2011, in which Phillip's writes about his involvement with the Pasadena Museum of Art.
Scope and Contents
The interview transcript is of a March 2004 interview with Joann and Gifford Phillips conducted by Donita Moorhus for the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. The sound recording is a conversation on CD recorded at a public event at SITE, a contemporary arts organization in Santa Fe, N.M., regarding the topic My Life in Art with SITE director Laura Heon, artist Jock Reynolds, and Joann and Gifford Phillips. Printed material includes scrapbooks and newspaper clippings. Miscellany includes appointment books.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joann and Gifford Phillips are art patrons and collectors from Santa Fe, N.M. Gifford Phillips is the nephew of Duncan Phillips and a collector and founder of the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Administration
Reproduction Note
Interview transcript: is a photocopy.
Existence and Location of Originals
Interview transcript: Original located at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2003- 2011 by Joann and Gifford Phillips.

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.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Collectors and collecting -- New Mexico -- Sante Fe -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woelffer, Emerson, 1914- -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motherwell, Robert -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reynolds, Jock Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moorhus, Donita Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heon, Laura Steward Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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