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Guide to the I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson Papers MS 217
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Separated Materials
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 217
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet (9 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1952-1987
    Abstract: This collection contains items related to the work of I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson, a sculptor and art writer in San Diego including a scrapbook on her body of work, interviews of local artists for her book, "San Diego Artists," and research materials on a number of Southern California art institutions, including San Diego Museum of Art.
    creator: Andrea, I.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession number 2001.011.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Preferred Citation

    I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson Papers, MS 217, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.


    The collection is arranged into five series:
    Series I: Personal Papers
    Series II: 'San Diego Art and Artists' - Manuscript and Research
    Series III: San Diego Museum of Art - Article and Research
    Series IV: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art - Research
    Series V: Miscellanea
    Items in each series are arranged by subject.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Jennifer Ho on September 26, 2011.
    Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson was born in Los Angeles in 1946. She earned a Master’s degree in Art and Art History from San Diego State University, completed coursework for a doctorate in Art History at the University of Southern California, and studied art and sculpture in Italy. She has created numerous sculptures on public display in San Diego, including: the ‘Discus Thrower’ at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, the ‘Children’s Wall’ at the Mandell Weiss City Park, M. Larry Lawrence Jewish Community Center, and a bronze portrait bust of Mandell Weiss at the Mandell Weiss Center for the Performing Arts at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She also created a ceremonial mace of polished bronze with semi-precious stones for UCSD and the Roger Revelle Medal for Distinguished Service to UCSD. She continues to sculpt and returns every few years to Italy to work and study.
    Andrea is an accomplished writer and art critic, writing about artists, art exhibits, and current events in the art world. Her writing has been published under two bylines, I. Andrea and Andrea Hoffman, in publications such as Artweek, San Diego Magazine and The New York Post. From 1978 – 1979 she was a freelance writer for the Los Angeles Times and from 1979 – 1982 she was an art critic and feature writer for the San Diego Tribune. In 1988 she co-authored San Diego Artists, which featured interviews and profiles of more than fifty local artists. She also taught art, art history, and writing at San Diego State University.
    In 1988 Andrea earned a second Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Professional School of Psychological Studies. She currently lives in the San Diego area where she sculpts and counsels at the San Diego Center for Children using Art Therapy.

    Separated Materials

    Original photographs of Lois Stecker exhibit, Phillip Kirkland paintings, and Donal Hord sculptures separated to SDHC Photograph Collection, Accession 2002/043. Original photographs of "The Dorothy Series" separated to SDHC Photograph Collection.
    Artist and arts books separated to Published Material: Books.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains some of the personal papers, writings and research of I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson. The personal papers include her resume, portfolios, and photos and articles about her work. The collection’s bulk of writings and research opens with I. Andrea’s book, "San Diego Artists," including a copy transcript, research notes, and publisher correspondence. Also included is information on each of the fifty artists featured in the book, including resumes, biographies, notes, articles, brochures, news releases, and art images, as well as book chapter copies and interview transcripts for some artists. Additionally there is information about other San Diego-based artists that were not featured in the book. The collection also includes much of the research I. Andrea did while writing an article in 1981 on the San Diego Museum of Art called "The Great Brezzo Experiment." This research includes a wealth of information about the San Diego Museum of Art, including by-laws, policies, staff information, meeting minutes, inventory, and financial information. There is also some information about the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (now the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego) as well as some documents, brochures and clippings from other art institutions around the country.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Adler, Sebastian
    Andrea, I.
    Antin, Eleanor
    Atkinson, Karen
    Austin, Joan
    Avalos, David
    Baker, Richard, 1959-
    Berman, Sara Jo
    Boettiger, Bill
    Border Art Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo.
    Braley, Jean
    Brezzo, Steven L.
    Camp, Dan
    Capps, Kenneth
    Christo, 1935-
    Cohen, Harold, 1928-
    Cole, Viki
    Cooling, Janet
    Cutler-Shaw, Joyce, 1932-
    Dominguez, Jesus
    Farber, Manny
    Fisch, Arline M.
    Forester, Russell, 1920-
    Fredman, Faiya, 1925-
    Ghirardi, Gary
    Ginder, Robert
    Gomez-Pena, Guillermo
    Gonzalez, Marco Vinicio
    Greene, Ethel J.
    Gronborg, Erik, 1931
    Grondona, Tom
    Guerrero, Raul, 1945-
    Harrison, Helen Mayer, 1929-
    Harrison, Newton, 1932-
    Hicks, Emily
    Honda, Margaret
    Hord, Donal, 1902-1966
    House, Suda, 1951-
    Hubbell, James
    Johnson, Jay
    Kirkland, Philip
    Kittredge, Nancy
    Lara, Mario
    Lee, Christopher, 1951-
    Leland, Malcolm
    MacConnel, Kim, 1946-
    McGraw, DeLoss
    McReynolds, Cliff
    Meilach, Dona Z.
    Mitten, Peter
    Morris, Richard Allen
    Murray, Ming
    Nidorf, Patrick X.
    Nodelman, Marjorie
    Nyiri, Joe
    O'Cain, Anna
    Oatman, Christine
    Ochoa, Victor, 1954-
    Ollman, Arthur
    Oriol, Eriberto
    Patterson, Patricia, 1941-
    Pieters, Edward
    Provder, Carl
    Provder, Elinore
    Putnam Foundation.
    Radakovich, Toza
    Rahmani, Aviva
    Riggs, Brent
    Rittermann, Philipp Scholz
    Saint-Phalle, Niki de, 1930-2002
    San Diego Museum of Art.
    San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.
    Scanga, Italo, 1932-2001
    Schnorr, Michael W.
    Schuette, Lynn
    Shaw, Reesey, 1943-
    Silva, Ernest
    Small, Deborah, 1948-
    Society for Photographic Education.
    St. Pierre, Jean, 1947-
    Stecker, Lois
    Theobald, Gillian
    Timken Museum of Art.
    Weldon, Barbara
    Wigginton, Ron
    Wojtyla, W. Haase
    Art -- History
    Art museums
    Ceramic arts and crafts
    Installations (Art)
    Jewelry making
    Mixed media (Art)
    San Diego (Calif.)
    Stained glass