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Guide to the Judson Memorial Church Archive
1838-1995
  MSS.094

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Collection processed by Tania Friedel and Matt Moore, 2000-01; 2001 accretion processed by Gwynneth Malin. Processing of media materials by Brent Phillips, 2006. 2009 Accretion processed by Nicholas Martin, 2010. Scrapbooks and yearbooks re-processed by Kristen Joy Owens, 2015.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 21, 2017
Description is in English.

 Updated by Jacqueline Rider to reflect incorporation of video preservation master and sub-master files.  , March 2017

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Judson Memorial Church (New York, N.Y.)
Title: Judson Memorial Church Archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1838-1995
Abstract: The Judson Memorial Church's (Washington Square, New York, New York) archive spans nearly two centuries (1839-2001). During that time, it has been a center of worship and of social activism such as civil rights, anti-war, reproductive rights, and the women's movement. In addition, it became a center for avant-garde art ranging from its role in the artistic revolt against Abstract Expressionism, to postmodern dance at the Judson Dance Theater, to the Judson Poets Theater. These aspects are documented in the papers, photographs, and other materials that comprise the collection. Items include various church records and meeting minutes, as well as materials regarding such artists as: Claes Oldenburg, Jim Dine, Lucinda Childs, Yvonne Rainer, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Yoko Ono, Meredith Monk, and many others.
Quantity: 173 Linear Feet (135 boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS.094