A Finding Aid to the Jan Wurm Papers, 1966-2013, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wurmjan
Creators:
Wurm, Jan
Dates:
1966-2013
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.7 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of painter, educator, and curator Jan Wurm measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1966 to 2013. The collection provides a range of documentation of Wurm's career, highlighting her many exhibitions and instructional courses in the Berkeley, California area. Also found are thirty self-published books of Wurm's artwork, fifteen sketchbooks, and several photographs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter, educator, and curator Jan Wurm measure 2.7 linear feet and date from 1966 to 2013. The collection provides a range of documentation of Wurm's career, highlighting her many exhibitions and instructional courses in the Berkeley, California area. Also found are thirty self-published books of Wurm's artwork, fifteen sketchbooks, and several photographs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged as four series.
  • Series 1: Printed Material, 1966-2013 (19 folders; Box 1, 4)
  • Series 2: Photographs, circa 2007-2013 (1 folder; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Self-Published Books of Artwork, 1980, 2008-2013 (30 folders; Box 1-2)
  • Series 4: Sketchbooks, 1967-2006 (15 folders; Box 2-4)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jan Wurm (1951-) is a painter, educator, and curator based in Berkeley, California. She has been an instructor at University of California Berkeley Extension, the Berkeley Art Studio, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, as well as the Sommerakadamie in Neumarkt, Austria. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the New York Public Library Print Collection, and the Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Austria.

Administration
Processing Information
This collection was minimally processed and a finding aid prepared by Tim Lake in 2019.
Author
Tim Lake
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated in 2018 by Jan Wurm.

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.
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, us, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Jan Wurm papers, 1966-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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