Guide to the I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson Papers MS 217

Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Ho
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.
San Diego History Center Document Collection
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
September 26, 2011

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The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials.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


Series I:  Personal Papers

Box-folder 1:1

Resumes, undated

Box-folder 1:2

Publications correspondence, 1981

Box-folder 9:1

Scrapbook (copies), 1971–1988 and undated

Box-folder 9:2

Portfolio (copies), 1978-1981

Box-folder 9:3

Portfolio (copies), 1981-1986


Series II: 'San Diego Art and Artists' - Manuscript and Research

Box-folder 1:3

Book manuscript, 1987 and undated


Introduction by Robert Perine
Box-folder 1:4

Artists interview notes, 1987


List of artists for book
Selected biographies on each artist
Box-folder 1:5

Research notes, undated

Box-folder 1:6

Publisher correspondence, 1986 and undated

Box-folder 1:7

Eleanor Antin (artist), 1981–1987 and undated

Box-folder 1:8

Joan Austin (artist), 1985–1987 and undated

Box-folder 1:9

David Avalos (artist), undated

Box-folder 1:10

Richard Baker (artist), 1987 and undated

Box-folder 1:11

Border Art Workshop, 1987 and undated


Exhibition poster, 1987 (in Oversize Collections D2)
Box-folder 1:12

Dan Camp (artist), undated

Box-folder 1:13

Kenneth Capps (artist), 1975–1988 and undated

Box-folder 1:14

Harold Cohen (artist), 1982–1987 and undated

Box-folder 2:1

Janet Cooling (artist), 1983–1987 and undated

Box-folder 2:2

Joyce Cutler-Shaw (artist), 1986 and undated

Box-folder 2:3

Manny Farber (artist), undated

Box-folder 2:4

Arline Fisch (artist), 1968–1987 and undated


Artist brochure (in Oversize Collections D2)
Box-folder 2:5

Russell Forester (artist), undated

Box-folder 2:6

Faiya Fredman (artist), 1984–1985 and undated

Box-folder 2:7

Gary Ghirardi (artist), 1983–1985 and undated

Box-folder 2:8

Robert Ginder (artist), 1986–1987 and undated

Box-folder 2:9

Ethel Greene (artist), 1987 and undated

Box-folder 2:10

Erik Gronborg (artist), 1985-1987 and undated

Box-folder 2:11

Tom Grondona (artist), 1982–1987 and undated

Box-folder 2:12

Raul Guerrero (artist), 1978–1987 and undated

Box-folder 2:13

Newton and Helen Harrison (artists), 1977 and undated


Redevelopment plans for Horton Plaza
Box-folder 2:14

Margaret Honda (artist), 1986–1987 and undated


Brochure for Newcomers 1987 event (in Oversize Collections D2)
Box-folder 2:15

Suda House (artist), 1985-1986 and undated

Box-folder 2:16

James T. Hubbell (artist), 1979–1987 and undated

Box-folder 2:17

Jay Johnson (artist), 1986 and undated

Box-folder 2:18

Phillip Kirkland (artist), 1987 and undated

Box-folder 2:19

Nancy Kittredge (artist), 1984–1986 and undated

Box-folder 3:1

Mario Lara (artist), 1983–1987 and undated


San Diego Arts Newsletter, April 1987 (in Oversize Collections D2)
Box-folder 3:2

Christopher Lee (artist), 1984–1987

Box-folder 3:3

Kim MacConnel (artist), 1987 and undated

Box-folder 3:4

DeLoss McGraw (artist), 1983–1987 and undated

Box-folder 3:5

Cliff McReynolds (artist), undated

Box-folder 3:6

Peter Mitten (artist), undated

Box-folder 3:7

Richard Allen Morris (artist), 1978–1984 and undated

Box-folder 3:8

Ming Murray (artist), 1985–1987 and undated

Box-folder 3:9

Marjorie Nodelman (artist), undated

Box-folder 3:10

Arthur Ollman (artist), 1980-1987

Box-folder 3:11

Patricia Patterson (artist), 1983–1985 and undated

Box-folder 3:12

Carl Provder (artist), 1987 and undated

Box-folder 3:13

Philipp Scholz Ritterman (artist), 1982–1984 and undated

Box-folder 3:14

Italo Scanga (artist), 1972–1987 and undated

Box-folder 3:15

Lynn Schuette (artist), 1987 and undated

Box-folder 3:16

Reesey Shaw (artist), 1975 and undated

Box-folder 3:17

Ernest Silva (artist), 1982-1987 and undated

Box-folder 4:1

Deborah Small (artist), 1984–1987 and undated

Box-folder 4:2

Lois Stecker (artist), 1974–1983 and undated

Box-folder 4:3

Ron Tatro (artist), 1982–1984 and undated


Gallery brochure (in Oversize Collections D2)
Box-folder 4:4

Gillian Theobald (artist), undated

Box-folder 4:5

Barbara Weldon (artist), 1986 and undated

Box-folder 4:6

Ron Wigginton (artist), 1986 and undated

Box-folder 4:7

W. Haase Wojtyla (artist), undated

Box-folder 4:8

Non-book artists: Atkinson–Kimball, 1978–1981 and undated

Box-folder 4:9

Non-book artists: Leland–St. Pierre, 1978–1986 and undated

Box-folder 4:10

San Diego art information, 1982 and undated


Article about contemporary black artists
Gallery exhibition brochures
Box 6

Interview recordings (cassette): Antin–Gronborg, undated

Box 7

Interview recordings (cassette): Grondona–Murray, undated

Box 8

Interview recordings (cassette): Nodelman-Wojtyla, undated

Box-folder 4:11

Floppy disks, undated


3 floppy disks, labeled "IA:MA," "SD4 SD3 SD5 SD6," "SD SD2"

Series III:  San Diego Museum of Art - Article and Research

Box-folder 4:12

“The Great Brezzo Experiment,” 1981 and undated


Copy of Article written on SDMA by Andrea Hoffman
Response from San Diego Museum of Art
Box-folder 4:13

Research notes and information, 1981 and undated


Information provided by SDMA
Handwritten research notes
Box-folder 4:14

SDMA by-laws and policies, undated

Box-folder 4:15

SDMA legal agreement, 1969 March 18 and undated


Agreement between City of San Diego and Fine Arts Society of San Diego (now San Diego Museum of Art)
Box-folder 4:16

SDMA finances, 1970 July 1–1980 August 31


Statistics and monthly financial statements
Box-folder 4:17

SDMA finances, 1980 September 30–1981 June 30 and undated


Monthly financial statements
“Economic Impact of an Art Exhibition in the City of San Diego” Report
Annual Giving Campaign brochure
Box-folder 5:1

SDMA annual reports and five-year plan, 1977-1981 and undated

Box-folder 5:2

SDMA staff records, 1980–1987 and undated

Box-folder 5:3

SDMA meetings and minutes, 1979 December 14–1981 February 24


Board of Trustees, Executive Committe and Finance Committee.
Box-folder 5:4

SDMA legal papers, 1981 July 2-September 22 and undated


Ferry and Cutter [SDMA Board members] vs. SDMA
Box-folder 5:5

SDMA inventory and theft reports, 1980–1982 January 20 and undated

Box-folder 5:6

SDMA sales and rental gallery, 1981 September 2–November 15 and undated


Correspondence in response to closure of gallery
Box-folder 5:7

SDMA exhibits and events, 1981 and undated


Correspondence in response to Ottoman Art exhibit
Photo prints of exhibits
Lautrec exhibition brochure, undated (in Oversize Collections D2)
Box-folder 5:8

SDMA press releases, 1980 April 16–1987 March 10

Box-folder 5:9

Newspaper articles, 1956 September–1981 November 25 and undated

Box-folder 5:10

Miscellanea, 1979–1981 and undated


Attendance figures of San Diego Museum of Man and SDMA, 1979-1981
Cover of SDMA “Calendar” (newsletter), September 1981

Series IV:  La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art - Research

Box-folder 5:11

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art: administration and operations, 1973–1982 and undated

Box-folder 5:12

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art: staff, 1978–1981 and undated

Box-folder 5:13

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art: media, 1955 September–1982 August 29 and undated


Newspaper and magazine clippings
Press releases
Box-folder 5:14

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art: research notes, undated


Series V:  Miscellanea

Box-folder 5:15

Articles, 1960–1986 and undated


National Portrait Seminar Awards publication
Articles about Timken Museum
Box-folder 5:16

Art institutions - various, 1952–1987 and undated


Copy prints of art from exhibits at institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art (NY), and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Box-folder 5:17

Miscellanea, undated


Transcript from unidentified interview
Business card from Detroit Institute of Arts
Letterhead from Society for Photographic Education
Brochures from American Association of Museums