Helen Joy Weinberg papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.weinhele
Creators:
Weinberg, Helen Joy, 1900-
Dates:
1908-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.8 Linear feet
(on 5 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes and writings, sketchbooks, printed material, and photographs reflect Weinberg's career as a painter and printmaker, primarily of abstract forms based on the human figure. There are also files pertaining to Weinberg's father, Arthur Henry Kimball.
Scope and Contents
REELS 837-839: Correspondence, 1927-1970, including letters from Bert Anapol, Ben-Zion, Alice Trumbull Mason, and Paul E. Pross, Jr; 4 artist's statements; a notebook listing works of art; miscellaneous notes and typescript fragments; clippings, 1948-1970; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1948-1970; 14 sketchbooks, 1950-1961; 4 pages from a guest book, 1959, price lists, 1960-1970, consignment receipts, 1964-1969, 2 contracts for art rental services, 1954-1960, press releases, 1959-1966, and a book jacket for LOW VOICES by Paul E. Pross, illustrated by Weinberg; material relating to her father Arthur Kimball includes a biographical account, 4 photographs of Kimball, one with Weinberg, 1908-1933, 12 photographs of works of art, 4 sketchbook pages, and 4 clippings.
Scope and Contents
REELS 4864-4865: Biographical documents; a file on Arthur Kimball containing an exhibition catalog, 1932, and 11 photographs of his art work; letters received, 1927-1983, primarily relating to exhibitions and her donation of work to art institutions; notes and writings, including ideas for inventions, 1945; 14 notebooks, 1949-1974, containing notes on art history, printmaking techniques, and lists of works; 12 lists of works, some with prices, 1967-1975; a typescript for a tape on Weinberg's biblical work; and a typescript "Thoughts and Suggestions for the Art Student"; 17 sketchbooks, 1968-1981; clippings, 1921-1983; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1948-1983; brochures and prospectuses; and photographs of Weinberg and her work, 1950-1969.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Handwritten list of collectors who own Weinberg's works; lists of works owned by Evanston Hospital and the University of Illinois (Chicago); correspondence with collectors.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker; Chicago, Ill. Born in New York City, Weinberg was the daughter of Arthur Henry Kimball (originally named Kaiser), a designer, garment manufacturer, and painter. After moving to Chicago with her family in 1909, Weinberg studied printmaking with Max Kahn at the Art Institute of Chicago, with Misch Kohn at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and painting with Gerald Landt at the Summer School of Painting in Saugatuck, Michigan. Weinberg was also employed in advertising and public relations work and was a free-lance writer.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 837-839 and 4864-4865 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1971-1987 by Helen Joy Weinberg. Microfilmed 1994 with grants from the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the Goldie-Anna Charitable Trust, the Samuel Bronfman Foundation, and the Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewish artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kimball, Arthur Henry, 1870-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mason, Alice Trumbull, 1904-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pross, Paul E. (Paul Edward) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anapol, Bert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ben-Zion Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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