A Finding Aid to the Joan Seeman Papers, 1973-1981, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.seemjoan
Creators:
Seeman, Joan French
Dates:
1973-1981
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of art historian Joan Seeman measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1973-1981. Included are sound recordings of interviews Seeman conducted with artists, transcripts of interviews, correspondence with artist Theodore Roszak, and notes from a visit with Hugo Robus. There is also a list of works in the Wallace Wilson Collection, which was curated by Seeman.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of art historian Joan Seeman measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1973-1981. Included are sound recordings of interviews Seeman conducted with artists, transcripts of interviews, correspondence with artist Theodore Roszak, and notes from a visit with Hugo Robus. There is also a list of works in the Wallace Wilson Collection, which was curated by Seeman.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the materials are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joan French Seeman (-Robinson) (1927-) is an art historian in Houston, Texas. Seeman taught at the University of Cincinnati. The subject of her M.A. Thesis (1979, Stanford University) was sculptor Theodore Roszak.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
The paper portion of this collection, including interview transcripts, are available on 35mm microfilm reel 3475 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Some of the sound recordings in this collection have been copied for research access and are available in the Archives of American Art offices.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid was written by Christopher DeMairo in 2019.
Author
Christopher DeMairo
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 collection was donated in 1983 by Joan Seeman-Robinson.

Using the Collection
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
Joan Seeman papers, 1973-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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 audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art historians -- Ohio -- Cincinnati Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- Texas -- Houston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women art historians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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