Guide to the Matt Kahn Papers

Daniel Hartwig/Jenny Johnson
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
January 2012
Copyright © 2012 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: SC1094
Creator: Kahn, Matt
Title: Matt Kahn papers
Dates: circa 1960s-1990s
Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

The materials are partially restricted. Student grade books (box 5) and student/faculty recommendations & endoresements (box 6) are restricted 75 years from date of creation. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

[identification of item], Matt Kahn Papers (SC1094). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

Matt Kahn graduated from Cranbook Academy of Art in Michigan, and began teaching at Stanford University in 1949, where he has taught painting, drawing, sculpture and design. In 1992-93, he received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching. His teaching career has focused on design, where he was an active and influential mentor to generations of aspiring designers and talented students. While at Stanford, Professor Kahn also worked as an artistic consultant to Eichler Homes, the developer of modernist homes in California in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1957 and 1958, he served as Director of the U.S. State Department's Craft and Development Program in Cambodia. Professor Kahn has garnered national prominence for his exploration of multiple art forms, from painting to sculpture, textiles, metalwork, furniture design and interiors. Over the years, he has participated in multiple exhibitions at major institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Portland Art Museum in Oregon, and the Museum of Craft+Design in San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Materials include professional files, teaching files (including videos of lectures), and photographs.

Access Terms

Art --Study and teaching.


Collection Contents

 

Professional/Administrative

 

Personal and Professional Files

Box 1, Folder 1

Letters from students and alumni

Box 1, Folder 2

Curriculum Vitae

Box 1, Folder 3

Masi

Box 1, Folder 4

Exhibit at Stanford 1970

Box 1, Folder 5

Publicity

Box 1, Folder 6

Publicity-University of Wisconsin

Box 1, Folder 7

Publicity-Others

Box 1, Folder 8

Tapestry statement; Graphic paintings statement

Box 1, Folder 9

Vietnam moratorium

Box 1, Folder 10

Extra activities-personal (lectures, juries, etc.)

Box 1, Folder 11

Emanu-El exhibit

Box 1, Folder 12

CRIA

Box 1, Folder 13

Painting

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence-Jiri Bauer

Box 1, Folder 16

Ira

Box 1, Folder 17

Graphics

Box 1, Folder 18

Stanford Personal and Sabbatical

Box 1, Folder 19

Personal

Box 1, Folder 20

President's Report (Faculty Annual Report)

Box 1, Folder 21

Design/Body & Soul

 

Stanford Overseas

Box 1, Folder 22

Italy XIII

Box 1, Folder 23

Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 24

Florence Xmas Card

Box 1, Folder 25

Mademoiselle Bonney-Paris Trip

Box 1, Folder 26

Italy V

Box 1, Folder 27

Overseas campuses

Box 1, Folder 28

Artist in residence Summer Firenze 1966

Box 1, Folder 29

Italy Group XII

Box 1, Folder 30

Italy XII

Box 1, Folder 31

Dan Rosenfeld (Italy Project) 1973

Box 1, Folder 32

Italy Group XX

Box 1, Folder 33

Italy XX Spring 1790

Box 1, Folder 34

Italy Summer 1976

Box 1, Folder 35

Stanford in Italy 1976

Box 1, Folder 36

Italy-Autumn 1979

 

Scholarship Committees and Other Reports

Box 1, Folder 37

Design at Nine Schools circa 1959

Box 1, Folder 38

Campus Environment Committee

Box 1, Folder 39

Faculty Sub-Committee on Overseas Campuses

Box 1, Folder 40

Humanities and Sciences Steering Committee

Box 1, Folder 41

Committee on Financial Awards (External) 1964 Oct 7

Box 1, Folder 42

Committee on Financial Awards (External) 1965 Mar 11

Box 1, Folder 43

Committee on Financial Awards (External) 1965 Oct 12

Box 1, Folder 44

Scholarship Committee 1965

Box 1, Folder 45

Urban Studies Committee

Box 1, Folder 46

Metropolitan Studies

Box 1, Folder 47

"Fellowships for Juniors" Project

Box 1, Folder 48

Freshman Drama

Box 1, Folder 49

Expo '67 1967

Box 1, Folder 50

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 51

"Design in Nine Schools"

Box 1, Folder 52

Clippings

 

Teaching

Box 5

Grade Books 1963-1988

Access Information

Restricted 75 years from date of creation.
 

Graduate Programs

Box 2, Folder 1

Design program propaganda/publicity

Box 2, Folder 2

Doria Fan

 

Course Material, Data, Photos, etc.

Box 2, Folder 3

Stanford Renaissance Symposium in Tuscany 1988

Box 2, Folder 4

Textile Printing and Weaving Data

Box 2, Folder 5

Mille Fiore Process

Box 2, Folder 6

Design Bibliography

Box 2, Folder 7

Jewelry - Technical Info

Box 2, Folder 8

KRON TV Carl Sonkin

Box 2, Folder 9

ASSU - Evaluations and Forms

Box 2, Folder 10

ASSU

Box 2, Folder 11

Studio Upgrade

Box 2, Folder 12

Studio-Art Report

Box 2, Folder 13

LA Field Trip Spring 1991

Box 2, Folder 14

Project Guidelines 1993

Box 2, Folder 15

Calendar 1999

Box 2, Folder 16

Los Angeles trip 1999

Box 2, Folder 17

AUT 97-Mark Shieh 1997 Sep

Box 2, Folder 18

Sara Little (Turnbull)

Box 2, Folder 19

Centennial Campaign - Gold Leaf Mosaic Tile 1986-1987

Box 2, Folder 20

Sara Little (Turnbull)

Box 2, Folder 21

Meleanna Pricher

Box 2, Folder 22

Dean's Innovation Fund/Fine Metal Processes

Box 2, Folder 23

Renaissance Symposium in Tuscany 1989

Box 2, Folder 24

Clippings - Stanford in New York City

 

Department Affairs

Box 2, Folder 25

Epicenter

Box 2, Folder 26

Department Review 1986-1987

Box 2, Folder 27

Faculty Studio Planning

Box 2, Folder 28

Farmer Memorial Resolution

Box 2, Folder 29

Faulkner Memorial

Box 2, Folder 30

Daily "Design" article & Eitner correspondence

Box 2, Folder 31

Mendelowitz

Box 2, Folder 32

Master's Project Presentation announcement 1997

 

Audiovisual Material

Box 3

Halloween slides; balloon art color separtions 1988

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
 

Class Lectures

Box 3

Art 60 Undated

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 3

Art 60 Dec 3

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 3

Art 160 1999 Jan 7

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 3

Art 160 1999 Jan 14

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 3

Art 160 1999 Jan 21

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 3

Art 160 1999 Jan 28

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 3

Art 160 1999 Feb 4

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 3

Art 160 1999 Feb 11

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
 

Photographs

Box 4

Fontana art contest circa 1962

 

Recommendations/Endorsements

Access Information

Recommendations and Endorsements of students and fellow faculty members. Restricted 75 years from date of creation.