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Carolyn Gassan Plochmann papers

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Carolyn Gassan Plochmann papers, 1942-2007 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Carolyn Gassan Plochmann papers, 1942-2007Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1942-1965

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 17-34-F1

Primary Creator: Plochmann, Carolyn Gassan

Extent: 3.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Prints and negatives are arranged in the order acquired.  Correspondence and photocopies of printed materials are arranged by date, with a few additional folders of original printed materials.  Oversized original publications are separated into Box 3.

Date Acquired: 12/20/2008

Subjects: Artists - United States, Plochmann, Carolyn Gassan, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Forms of Material: Color slides., Correspondence., Photographs, Sketches.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is primarily comprised of black and white prints and color negatives depicting the artwork of Carolyn Gassan Plochmann, as well as printed materials relating to her life and accomplishments as a noted American artist.   The materials in this collection document Plochmann's career over a period of around twenty years, from the mid-1940's to the mid-1960's.

Biographical Note

Carolyn Gassan Plochmann was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1926.  Known for her paintings and drawings, she experienced early success as an artist, winning local art competitions while still in high school.  With successive scholarships awarded for first-prize paintings, Plochmann earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1949 from the University of Iowa.  That year she also accepted a post as Supervisor of Art at the Allyn Training School of Southern Illinois University.

After her marriage to George Kimball Plochmann, a professor in the Philosophy department, she resigned from her teaching post and embarked upon a prolific artistic career, exhibiting works in over forty one-man shows and many more multiple-artist exhibits throughout the Midwest and in New York.

According  a statement she wrote in 1958, Carolyn Gassan Plochmann's artistic aim was "to dig as deeply as I can into the problems of light, form, and color, experimenting with new media, trying new models, and refining the intellectual aspects of the overpowering emotional need to interpret human character."

Subject/Index Terms

Artists - United States
Plochmann, Carolyn Gassan
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. (Note that slides in the collection that were marked by Kennedy Galleries were marked to protect the artist's rights and do not indicate copyright ownership by Kennedy Galleries).

Acquisition Source: Carolyn Gassan Plochmann donation

Separated Materials: Several original paintings are held by Morris Library and the Southern Illinois University Museum

Related Materials: For more information please see http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!268994~!0.

Preferred Citation: [Item, Box number], Carolyn Gassan Plochmann Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Curriculum Vitae, biographical and career overviews, and "Show sheets"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Notes on inspiration for specific paintingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Guggenheim Fellowship ProposalAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Personal photographsAdd to your cart.
A small selection of original prints and photocopies of prints
Folder 5: Family correspondence and notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Original clippings and articles on Plochmann and her workAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "Geniuses and Other Eccentrics: Photographing My Friends" by Seldon Rodman (Monograph)Add to your cart.
Contains an entry on Carolyn Gassan Plochmann
Folder 8: "A Charmed Vision: The Art of Carolyn Plochmann" by Matthew F. Daub (Monograph), 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "A Charmed Vision: The Art of Carolyn Plochmann" by Calvin Pimbrough (VHS video), 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Photocopies of printed media and correspondence, 1942-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photocopies of printed media and correspondence, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photocopies of printed media and correspondence, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photocopies of printed media and correspondence, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photocopies of printed media and correspondence, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photocopies of printed media and correspondence, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photocopies of printed media and correspondence, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photocopies of printed media and correspondence, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photocopies of printed media and correspondence, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Photocopies of printed media and correspondence, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Photocopies of printed media and correspondence, 1966-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Photocopies of printed media and correspondence, 1970-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Photocopies of printed media and correspondenceAdd to your cart.
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Folder 23: Exhibit CatalogsAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Exhibit CatalogsAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Exhibit photographs and visitor registersAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Event mailers, brochures and announcementsAdd to your cart.

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