National Endowment for the Humanities Awards Grant to the Judd Foundation Archives

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant to Judd Foundation for the Judd Foundation Archives and the stewardship of the Donald Judd Papers. Judd Foundation received a fully funded grant as one of 225 projects at cultural organizations nationwide and was one of 34 awards within the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program.

The Donald Judd Papers are the core of the Judd Foundation Archives and are comprised of materials pertaining to the life and work of the artist, including papers documenting his art, activism, architecture, furniture, and design practices; writings; interviews; correspondence; exhibition documentation and ephemera; financial records; and personal papers. In addition to providing extensive materials related to Judd’s innovative and influential art practice, the Donald Judd Papers provide understanding of the artist’s intersecting interests, in particular the relationship between his art and activism, the scope of his design and architectural activities, and his lasting impact on the civic and economic life of the City of Marfa and the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.

Completion of this project will benefit local communities in Marfa and SoHo who participate in free, public programs; general audiences who attend tours and engage with Judd Foundation through social media and online programs; and researchers for whom the Donald Judd Papers will be a primary resource for the production of new books, articles, and exhibitions. This work will make the rich documentation of Judd’s work accessible to the academic, artistic, architectural, and humanities research communities.

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at:

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