The Judd Foundation Archives, as the repository for the Donald Judd Papers, is the premier center for the study of the life and work of  Donald Judd, containing the primary holdings of the artist, his studio, and key collaborators. The use, accomplishments, and significance to the humanities of the Judd Foundation Archives are evidenced through their impact on exhibitions, scholarship, and programs. The Archives include: published and unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, moving image material, drawings, museum, gallery and exhibition files, exhibition ephemera, and publications.

During the past ten years, the Judd Foundation Archives have provided expertise and research support for over thirty exhibitions; forty publications, including major monographs; and more than thirty lectures and panel conversations.



The Donald Judd Papers (1928-1994)
The Donald Judd Estate Records (1994-1996)
Judd Foundation Records (1994-)
The Roy and Effie Judd Papers (1889-2007)
The Jamie Dearing Papers (1968-2000)
The Lauretta Vinciarelli Papers (c. 1970-1980s)
The Adrian Jolles Papers (c. 1980s-1990s)



The Judd Foundation Archives are located in Marfa, Texas and are open to on-site and offsite researchers. Each written request for access will be considered on a case-by-case basis. On-site reference appointments must be made at least 30 days in advance. Remote reference requests (through email) will be answered in the order that they are received. Due to the volume of requests, please allow two weeks for the Archivist to respond to your offsite reference request.

In response to COVID-19, the Archives are currently closed for on-site research. The Foundation will accept on-site research requests beginning in April 2022 for research appointments in Summer 2022. 

The processing of the Judd Foundation Archives is ongoing. Unprocessed materials are not available at this time.

Areas of the Archives that are open to research are:

Museum and Gallery Files
Exhibition Records
Drawings and Notes

To submit a research request please email

Archives Advisory Group

Archives Advisory Group

Ann Butler

Director of the Library and Archives at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard

Brenda Danilowitz
Chief Curator of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
Jenny Dixon
Director Emeritus, Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum; Board of Directors of Judd Foundation
Michelle Elligott
Chief of Archives at The Museum of Modern Art, New York 
Richard Shiff
The Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art at The University of Texas at Austin
Francine Snyder
Director of Archives and Scholarship at The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation    
Jill Sterrett
Deputy Director for Museum Affairs and Strategic Impact at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago   


The processing of the Judd Foundation Archives has been supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Stillwater Foundation.