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Jean Margaret Hill papers, 1953-1973.
BANC MSS 2010/143 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/143 v.1; BANC MSS 2010/143
Collection Overview

Title:

Jean Margaret Hill papers, 1953-1973

Creator/Contributor:

Hill, Jean Margaret, 1952-1973, creator

Abstract:

Contains six journals with sketches and drawings (some in color) of batik patterns, figures, and other subjects such as her travels in Europe, personal reflections, poetry, pressed flowers, and samples of yarn dyed with a variety of natural plant extracts. Also contains numerous drawings (some watercolor) and ink sketches of figures and cloth patterns, 32 photographs (various sizes, b&w and color), poems, miscellaneous records, receipts, and ephemera. Photographs of Hill range from age 1 to 21.

Date:

1953 (issued)

Subject:

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Hill, Jean Margaret -- 1952-1973 -- Archives
Hill, Jean Margaret -- 1952-1973 -- Correspondence
Hill, Jean Margaret -- 1952-1973 -- Portraits
Hill, Jean Margaret -- 1952-1973 -- Diaries
Studenski, Paul -- d. 1973 -- Portraits
Women artists -- California
Textile crafts
Dyes and dyeing
Batik
Tie-dyeing
Macramé artists -- California
Europe -- Description and travel

Note:

Jean Margaret Hill papers, 1953-1973, BANC MSS 2010/143, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Jean Margaret Hill, born in Pasadena, California in 1953, was an artist interested in ethnic folk art, batik, weaving, tie-dye, macrame, and mixed media. In the early 1970s she hitchhiked around Europe sketching cloth patterns from batiks and the people she met along the way. Hill and her boyfriend Paul Studenski were killed in an automobile accident on the way to a Studenski family reunion near Topeka, Kansas on August 31, 1973.
The Studenski Memorial Award is a grant up to $4000 dollars established in the memory of Paul Studenski, a Caltech graduate (B.S.,1972) who was killed in an automobile accident while traveling across the country in 1973. It is awarded to a Caltech undergraduate who has reached a crossroads in life and would benefit from a period away from the academic community to obtain a better understanding of self and to explore possible directions for his/her future.
In English.

Type:

Diaries.
Watercolors (paintings).
Sketches.
Samples.
Photographs.
Poems.

Physical Description:

print
1 box, 1 portfolio (0.5 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2010/143 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/143 v.1
BANC MSS 2010/143

Origin:

California