Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

Judith Young Mallin Surrealist Archive Edit

Summary

Identifier
MAL
Finding Aid Author
Rose Chiango and Margaret Huang
Finding Aid Date
April 2017
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English
Sponsor
Processed with funds contributed by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2016

Dates

  • 1940 – 2005 (Creation)

Extents

  • 20 linear feet (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The Judith Young Mallin Surrealist Archive contains a variety of materials that relate to artists of the Surrealist movement and those who have been influenced by their work. Young-Mallin collected and assembled her research files, third-party correspondence, photographs, and ephemera to document the artistic milieu in New York from the late 1930s to the early 1950s, especially among expatriates fleeing Europe during wartime. She was personally acquainted with some of these individuals -- such as Carol Janeway, Leonora Carrington, and Dorathea Tanning -- and Young-Mallin's interactions with them are highlighted in interviews and direct correspondence. The Young-Mallin Archive has been consulted by scholars conducting archival research into this artistic circle; their social lives are particularly well illuminated. Friendships, marriages, and love affairs are frequently highlighted in Judith's interviews.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The material was acquired from Judith Young Mallin, who assembled the collection.

  • Arrangement

    Much of the collection's arrangement reflects the original order of Judith's materials.

  • Processing Information

    Processed with funds contributed by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2016

Components