Finding Aid for the Martha Padve papers, 1965-1988

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Title: Martha Padve papers
Collection number: 1584
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4 linear ft. (8 boxes.)
Date: 1965-1988
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Padve, Martha

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Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Martha Padve, 1989.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Martha Padve Papers (Collection 1584). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2470461 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Padve, Martha--Archives.
Pasadena Art Museum.
Art consultants--California--Pasadena--Archival resources.
Museum trustees--California--Pasadena--Archival resources.

Container List

 

Trustees' Minutes. v.d.

Box 1, Folder 1

. 1965-1967

Box 1, Folder 2

. 1968-

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.

 

Benefits. v.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Arts Alliance.

Box 1, Folder 7

Eastside, Westside party.

Box 1, Folder 8

Jamboree, Lowndes County, Alabama.

Box 5, Folder 7

Information.

Box 1, Folder 9

Brochure--general information (for fund raising).

 

Floor Plans. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 10

Old building (Nicholson Building).

Box 1, Folder 11

New museum (Colorado & Orange Grove).

Box 1, Folder 12

Pasadena Arts Council.

Box 1, Folder 13

Pasadena Cultural Foundation.

Box 1, Folder 14

Art Alliance, fund raising--new museum.

Box 1, Folder 15

Black community.

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 1

Correspondence, general.

Box 2, Folder 2

Curatorial staff meetings.

Box 2, Folder 3

Docents.

Box 2, Folder 4

Art Workshop Council (also benefit information).

Box 2, Folder 5

Education.

Box 2, Folder 6

Education reference material.

Box 2, Folder 7

Fund and development committee--general information.

Box 2, Folder 8

Furniture committee.

Box 2, Folder 9

Hospitality.

Box 2, Folder 10

Membership council and related information re membership.

Box 2, Folder 11

News, final.

Box 2, Folder 12

Organization charts.

Box 2, Folder 13

Pasadena Art Museum (new) miscellaneous information.

Box 2, Folder 14

Photographs.

Box 2, Folder 15

Publicity and planning, general.

Box 2, Folder 16

Rosters.

Box 2, Folder 17

Seats.

Box 2, Folder 18

Speakers bureau.

Box 2, Folder 19

Volunteer service.

Box 3, Folder 1

Notecards (speeches).

Box 3, Folder 2

Shirley Blum (?). . July 17, 1973

Physical Description: Cassette tape.
Box 3, Folder 3

New PAM publicity materials.

Box 3, Folder 4

Brochures.

Box 3, Folder 5

Development committee.

Scope and Contents note

Fund raising cost reports, progress reports.
Box 3, Folder 6

MSEI--publicity.

Box 3, Folder 7

Seldis--articles/museums.

Box 3, Folder 8

Newspaper articles.

Box 4, Folder 1

Term paper--museum (draft).

Box 4, Folder 2

Speeches.

Box 4, Folder 3

50 years commemorative booklet.

Box 4, Folder 4

Speech and article preparation material.

Box 4, Folder 5

C (miscellaneous).

Box 4, Folder 6

Reference material.

Box 4, Folder 7

Publicity.

Box 4, Folder 8

Staff--museum.

Scope and Contents note

Letters from staff, information on background, etc.
Box 4, Folder 9

Art Alliance rosters.

Box 4, Folder 10

Calendars--Pasadena Art Museum.

Box 5, Folder 1

Magazines.

 

Correspondence. v.d.

Box 5, Folder 2

A - C.

Box 5, Folder 3

D - H.

Box 5, Folder 4

I - M.

Box 5, Folder 5

N - R.

Box 5, Folder 6

S - Z.

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 11

Income & expense.

Box 5, Folder 12

Budget, income & expense. . 1971-

Box 5, Folder 13

Budget, income & expense. (actual & proposed). 1967-1970

Box 5, Folder 14

By-laws, current.

Box 5, Folder 15

Board of trustees' minutes. 1971-1974

Box 5, Folder 17

Board executive committee. 1972-1974

Box 5, Folder 18

Calendars.

Box 5, Folder 19

County--support supervisors.

Box 5, Folder 20

Financial statements: 1965-1967, 1970-1972

Box 6, Folder 1

Fund raising.

Box 6, Folder 2

Membership drive. 1972

Box 6, Folder 3

Galleries.

Box 6, Folder 4

Lists.

Box 6, Folder 5

Nominating.

Box 6, Folder 6

Support organizations PMMA.

Box 6, Folder 7

VCAM.

 

Artforum. v.d.

Box 6, Folder 8

Coplans article.

Box 6, Folder 9

Response to [Coplans] article.

Box 6, Folder 10

Charter membership campaign.

Box 6, Folder 11

History fellows.

Box 6, Folder 12

Ed Moses catalog.

Box 6, Folder 13

Exhibitions.

Box 6, Folder 14

Recent acquisitions. 1969

Physical Description: (Damaged catalog).
Box 6, Folder 15

Newspaper clipping.

Box 6, Folder 16

ERA feasibility studies, 2 vol.

Box 6, Folder 17

Community relations committee.

Box 6, Folder 18

Education committee.

Box 7, Folder 1

Education committee.

Box 7, Folder 2

Education advisory committee.

Box 7, Folder 3

Education committee.

Box 7, Folder 4

2 calendars.

Box 8, Folder 1

Open house.

Box 8, Folder 2

Merchants' scholarship fund, thrust program.

Box 8, Folder 3

Dedication day ceremonies.

Box 8, Folder 4

Merchants' campaign.

Box 8, Folder 5

Citywide campaign.

Box 8, Folder 6

San Marino League.

Box 8, Folder 7

Special gifts programs.

Box 8, Folder 8

PAM new members. 1968

Box 8, Folder 9

PAM confidential prospect list.

Box 8, Folder 10

Mail campaign. March 1970

Box 8, Folder 11

Notes.

Box 8, Folder 12

Agendas, memos.

Box 8, Folder 13

Program.

Box 8, Folder 14

Resource.

Box 8, Folder 15

Weekly pledge reports.

Box 8, Folder 16

PAM information material.

Box 8, Folder 17

Founders, patrons.

Box 8, Folder 18

Budget reports.

Box 8, Folder 19

Carmelita contributions.

Box 8, Folder 20

Pasadena Society of Artists. --membership list. 1988