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Young-Mallin Archive

 Collection
Identifier: MAL
The Young-Mallin 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.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1940 - 2005

Language of Materials

English with some French.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Extent

30 linear feet

Arrangement

Much of the collection's arrangement reflects the original order of Young-Mallin's materials.

Acquisition and Custody Information

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

Processing Information

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

Additional funding was contributed by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2017 for digitizing the Cassette Tapes in the Audiovisual Material series. Please contact the Archives for the link password to access the files.
Status
completed
Author
Rose Chiango and Margaret Huang
Date
April 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Processed with funds contributed by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2016

Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Contact:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States