Finding Aid for the Martha Padve papers, 1965-1988
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Title: Martha Padve papers
Collection number: 1584
UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material:
4 linear ft.
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.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Martha Padve, 1989.
[Identification of item], Martha Padve Papers (Collection 1584). UCLA Library 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).
Related Oral History
The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:
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.
Interview of Martha Bertonneau Padve
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Pasadena Art Museum.
Art consultants--California--Pasadena--Archival resources.
Museum trustees--California--Pasadena--Archival resources.
Box 1, Folder 3
February 1969-November 1970
Box 1, Folder 4
Padadena Art Museum--Old and New--Jurgensen.
Box 1, Folder 5
Architectural tour guide information.
Box 1, Folder 7
Eastside, Westside party.
Box 1, Folder 8
Jamboree, Lowndes County, Alabama.
Box 1, Folder 9
Brochure--general information (for fund raising).
Box 1, Folder 10
Old building (Nicholson Building).
Box 1, Folder 11
New museum (Colorado & Orange Grove).
Box 1, Folder 13
Pasadena Cultural Foundation.
Box 1, Folder 14
Art Alliance, fund raising--new museum.
Box 1, Folder 16
Board of trustees--executive committee. .
June 1968-December 1971
Box 1, Folder 17
Building and grounds committee.
Box 1, Folder 18
Board of trustees--roster.
Box 1, Folder 19
By-laws and procedures--museum.
Box 1, Folder 20
Compensation schedule stuff.
Box 1, Folder 21
Contingency plan and volunteer program.
Box 2, Folder 2
Curatorial staff meetings.
Box 2, Folder 4
Art Workshop Council (also benefit information).
Box 2, Folder 6
Education reference material.
Box 2, Folder 7
Fund and development committee--general information.
Box 2, Folder 10
Membership council and related information
Box 2, Folder 13
Pasadena Art Museum (new) miscellaneous information.
Box 2, Folder 15
Publicity and planning, general.
Box 3, Folder 2
Shirley Blum (?). .
July 17, 1973
Physical Description: Cassette tape.
Box 3, Folder 3
New PAM publicity materials.
Box 3, Folder 5
Scope and Contents note
Fund raising cost reports, progress reports.
Box 3, Folder 7
Box 4, Folder 1
Term paper--museum (draft).
Box 4, Folder 3
50 years commemorative booklet.
Box 4, Folder 4
Speech and article preparation material.
Box 4, Folder 8
Scope and Contents note
Letters from staff, information on background, etc.
Box 4, Folder 10
Calendars--Pasadena Art Museum.
Box 5, Folder 8
Art committee exhibitions.
Box 5, Folder 9
American Association of Museums.
Box 5, Folder 10
Artists' studios--Pasadena and elsewhere in Los Angeles County.
Box 5, Folder 12
Budget, income & expense. .
Box 5, Folder 13
Budget, income & expense. (actual & proposed).
Box 5, Folder 15
Board of trustees' minutes.
Box 5, Folder 17
Board executive committee.
Box 5, Folder 19
Box 5, Folder 20
Box 6, Folder 6
Support organizations PMMA.
Box 6, Folder 9
Response to [Coplans] article.
Box 6, Folder 10
Charter membership campaign.
Box 6, Folder 14
Physical Description: (Damaged catalog).
Box 6, Folder 16
ERA feasibility studies, 2 vol.
Box 6, Folder 17
Community relations committee.
Box 7, Folder 2
Education advisory committee.
Box 8, Folder 2
Merchants' scholarship fund, thrust program.
Box 8, Folder 3
Dedication day ceremonies.
Box 8, Folder 9
PAM confidential prospect list.
Box 8, Folder 10
Box 8, Folder 16
PAM information material.
Box 8, Folder 20
Pasadena Society of Artists. --membership list.