Archival Adventure

We picked up Willamette University Archivist Mary McRobinson this morning and headed up to Portland to visit Mardy Widman. The Widman family has donated Portland painter Harry Widman’s archival papers and materials to the Pacific Northwest Artists Archive (PNAA) at Willamette.  Today we were going up with Mary to see Harry’s studio, the breadth of […]

Eunice Parsons at the PNAA

An exciting day this week when Eunice Parsons brought her papers to the PNAA (Pacific Northwest Artists Archive) at the Willamette University Library.  Roger Hull and archivist Mary McRobinson have been actively collecting the “papers” (correspondence, drawing books, clippings, photographs, exhibition announcements, cassette interviews) of Oregon artists since 1997…an invaluable resource for researchers working on […]

Eunice Parsons Thinking Archivally

Eunice Parsons is considering giving her “papers” (and here I mean correspondence, etc., NOT all the paper that is the raw material for collage…!)  to the Pacific Northwest Artists Archive at Willamette University.  The University library and the University Archivist are committed to building this collection, housing the papers of artists who have worked in […]

Carl Hall: Ephemera

Regional artist Carl Hall left a wealth of material behind for his family to deal with after his death in 1996.  His wife and daughters have generously donated paintings to many institutions in the Pacific Northwest, sold much work, and sorted and re-formatted more.  Still…Carl was prolific and there is the fantastically interesting archival material […]

Archiving…

Today we met at the PNAA (or maybe the PNAAA), Pacific Northwest Artists Archive, at Willamette University.  Archivist Mary McKay entered into a dialog with representatives from the Hallie Ford Museum and the Salem Art Association (and one interested citizen–me) about the matter of archiving a life’s work.   How to help artists develop such an […]