Scope and Content
Title: Martha Padve Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1965-1988
Collection number: 1584
8 boxes (4 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Martha Padve was involved in the Southern California art community as a trustee of the Pasadena Art Museum (1967-74), co-chairman
for the building fund for the Norton Simon Museum of Art (1968-70), chairman of the Pasadena Planning Commission (1973-81),
developer of the education program at the Museum of Contemporary Art (1984-86), funding chairman for the Southern California
Fellows of Contemporary Art (1976-78) and a member of the advisory committee for the University of Southern California Art
Galleries (1976-82). The collection consists of personal papers related to Padve's involvement in the Pasadena Art Museum
and the local Southern California art community.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Martha Padve, 1989.
[Identification of item], Martha Padve Papers (Collection 1584). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Padve was born in Scobey, Montana, as Martha Bertonneau; she married and later divorced Jacob Padve; trustee, Pasadena Art
Museum, 1967-74; co-chairman, building fund, Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena, 1968-70; chairman, Pasadena Planning
Commission, 1973-81; member, Pasadena Downtown Urban Design Plan, 1980-83; developer, education program, Museum of Contemporary
Art, Los Angeles, 1984-86; funding chairman, Southern California Fellows of Contemporary Art, 1976-78; member, advisory committee,
University of Southern California Art Galleries, 1976-82.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers related to Padve's involvement in the Pasadena Art Museum (later renamed the Norton
Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena) and the local Southern California art community. Includes materials related to Padve's tenure
as a trustee (1967-74) of the Pasadena Art Museum. Also includes 3 cassette tape recordings of discussions and a critique
of the Ed Moses exhibition (August 1976).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Pasadena Art Museum.
Museum trustees--California--Pasadena--Archival resources.
Art consultants--California--Pasadena--Archival resources.
Pasadena Art Museum: Martha Bertonneau Padve [oral history transcript] / Martha Bertonneau Padve, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1990. Available
at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.