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.
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.
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