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 The Archives include: published and unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, moving image material, drawings, museum, gallery and exhibition files, exhibition ephemera, and publications.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 Collection (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 closed for on-site research through 2020. The Foundation plans to accept applications for research appointments beginning in November 2020 for appointments in 2021.
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
Drawings and Notes
To submit a research request please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archives Advisory Group
Director of the Library and Archives at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard
Director Emeritus, Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum; Board of Directors of Judd Foundation
Support for the processing of the Judd Foundation Archives was provided by the Stillwater Foundation and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).