MS 217 I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson Papers

Summary Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection
Andrea, I.
I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson Papers
MS 217
Date [inclusive]
4.0 Linear feet (9 boxes)
This collection contains items related to the work of I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson, a sculptor and art writer in San Diego including a scrapbook on her body of work, interviews of local artists for her book, “San Diego Artists,” and research materials on a number of Southern California art institutions, including San Diego Museum of Art.

Preferred Citation

I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson Papers, MS 217, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson was born in Los Angeles in 1946. She earned a Master’s degree in Art and Art History from San Diego State University, completed coursework for a doctorate in Art History at the University of Southern California, and studied art and sculpture in Italy. She has created numerous sculptures on public display in San Diego, including: the ‘Discus Thrower’ at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, the ‘Children’s Wall’ at the Mandell Weiss City Park, M. Larry Lawrence Jewish Community Center, and a bronze portrait bust of Mandell Weiss at the Mandell Weiss Center for the Performing Arts at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She also created a ceremonial mace of polished bronze with semi-precious stones for UCSD and the Roger Revelle Medal for Distinguished Service to UCSD. She continues to sculpt and returns every few years to Italy to work and study.

Andrea is an accomplished writer and art critic, writing about artists, art exhibits, and current events in the art world. Her writing has been published under two bylines, I. Andrea and Andrea Hoffman, in publications such as Artweek, San Diego Magazine and The New York Post. From 1978 – 1979 she was a freelance writer for the Los Angeles Times and from 1979 – 1982 she was an art critic and feature writer for the San Diego Tribune. In 1988 she co-authored San Diego Artists, which featured interviews and profiles of more than fifty local artists. She also taught art, art history, and writing at San Diego State University.

In 1988 Andrea earned a second Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Professional School of Psychological Studies. She currently lives in the San Diego area where she sculpts and counsels at the San Diego Center for Children using Art Therapy.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains some of the personal papers, writings and research of I. Andrea Hoffman Jackson. The personal papers include her resume, portfolios, and photos and articles about her work. The collection’s bulk of writings and research opens with I. Andrea’s book, “San Diego Artists,” including a copy transcript, research notes, and publisher correspondence. Also included is information on each of the fifty artists featured in the book, including resumes, biographies, notes, articles, brochures, news releases, and art images, as well as book chapter copies and interview transcripts for some artists. Additionally there is information about other San Diego-based artists that were not featured in the book. The collection also includes much of the research I. Andrea did while writing an article in 1981 on the San Diego Museum of Art called “The Great Brezzo Experiment.” This research includes a wealth of information about the San Diego Museum of Art, including by-laws, policies, staff information, meeting minutes, inventory, and financial information. There is also some information about the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (now the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego) as well as some documents, brochures and clippings from other art institutions around the country.

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The collection is arranged into five series:

Series I: Personal Papers

Series II: ‘San Diego Art and Artists’ – Manuscript and Research

Series III: San Diego Museum of Art – Article and Research

Series IV: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art – Research

Series V: Miscellanea

Items in each series are arranged by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection September 26, 2011

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number 2001.011.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jennifer Ho on September 26, 2011.

Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

Original photographs of Lois Stecker exhibit, Phillip Kirkland paintings, and Donal Hord sculptures separated to SDHC Photograph Collection, Accession 2002/043. Original photographs of “The Dorothy Series” separated to SDHC Photograph Collection.

Artist and arts books separated to Published Material: Books.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Border Art Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo.
  • Putnam Foundation.
  • San Diego Museum of Art.
  • San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Society for Photographic Education.
  • Timken Museum of Art.

Geographic Name(s)

  • San Diego (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Adler, Sebastian
  • Andrea, I.
  • Antin, Eleanor
  • Atkinson, Karen
  • Austin, Joan
  • Avalos, David
  • Baker, Richard, 1959-
  • Berman, Sara Jo
  • Boettiger, Bill
  • Braley, Jean
  • Brezzo, Steven L.
  • Camp, Dan
  • Capps, Kenneth
  • Christo, 1935-
  • Cohen, Harold, 1928-
  • Cole, Viki
  • Cooling, Janet
  • Cutler-Shaw, Joyce, 1932-
  • Dominguez, Jesus
  • Farber, Manny
  • Fisch, Arline M.
  • Forester, Russell, 1920-
  • Fredman, Faiya, 1925-
  • Ghirardi, Gary
  • Ginder, Robert
  • Gomez-Pena, Guillermo
  • Gonzalez, Marco Vinicio
  • Greene, Ethel J.
  • Gronborg, Erik, 1931
  • Grondona, Tom
  • Guerrero, Raul, 1945-
  • Harrison, Helen Mayer, 1929-
  • Harrison, Newton, 1932-
  • Hicks, Emily
  • Honda, Margaret
  • Hord, Donal, 1902-1966
  • House, Suda, 1951-
  • Hubbell, James
  • Johnson, Jay
  • Kirkland, Philip
  • Kittredge, Nancy
  • Lara, Mario
  • Lee, Christopher, 1951-
  • Leland, Malcolm
  • MacConnel, Kim, 1946-
  • McGraw, DeLoss
  • McReynolds, Cliff
  • Meilach, Dona Z.
  • Mitten, Peter
  • Morris, Richard Allen
  • Murray, Ming
  • Nidorf, Patrick X.
  • Nodelman, Marjorie
  • Nyiri, Joe
  • O’Cain, Anna
  • Oatman, Christine
  • Ochoa, Victor, 1954-
  • Ollman, Arthur
  • Oriol, Eriberto
  • Patterson, Patricia, 1941-
  • Pieters, Edward
  • Provder, Carl
  • Provder, Elinore
  • Radakovich, Toza
  • Rahmani, Aviva
  • Riggs, Brent
  • Rittermann, Philipp Scholz
  • Saint-Phalle, Niki de, 1930-2002
  • Scanga, Italo, 1932-2001
  • Schnorr, Michael W.
  • Schuette, Lynn
  • Shaw, Reesey, 1943-
  • Silva, Ernest
  • Small, Deborah, 1948-
  • St. Pierre, Jean, 1947-
  • Stecker, Lois
  • Theobald, Gillian
  • Weldon, Barbara
  • Wigginton, Ron
  • Wojtyla, W. Haase


  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art — History
  • Art museums
  • Artists
  • Ceramic arts and crafts
  • Installations (Art)
  • Jewelry making
  • Mixed media (Art)
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Stained glass

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Collection Inventory

 Series I:  Personal Papers

Resumes, undated 1:1
Publications correspondence, 1981 1:2
Scrapbook (copies), 1971–1988 and undated 9:1
Portfolio (copies), 1978-1981 9:2
Portfolio (copies), 1981-1986 9:3

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 Series II: ‘San Diego Art and Artists’ – Manuscript and Research

Book manuscript, 1987 and undated


Introduction by Robert Perine

Artists interview notes, 1987


List of artists for book

Selected biographies on each artist

Research notes, undated 1:5
Publisher correspondence, 1986 and undated 1:6
Eleanor Antin (artist), 1981–1987 and undated 1:7
Joan Austin (artist), 1985–1987 and undated 1:8
David Avalos (artist), undated 1:9
Richard Baker (artist), 1987 and undated 1:10
Border Art Workshop, 1987 and undated


Exhibition poster, 1987 (in Oversize Collections D2)

Dan Camp (artist), undated 1:12
Kenneth Capps (artist), 1975–1988 and undated 1:13
Harold Cohen (artist), 1982–1987 and undated 1:14
Janet Cooling (artist), 1983–1987 and undated 2:1
Joyce Cutler-Shaw (artist), 1986 and undated 2:2
Manny Farber (artist), undated 2:3
Arline Fisch (artist), 1968–1987 and undated


Artist brochure (in Oversize Collections D2)

Russell Forester (artist), undated 2:5
Faiya Fredman (artist), 1984–1985 and undated 2:6
Gary Ghirardi (artist), 1983–1985 and undated 2:7
Robert Ginder (artist), 1986–1987 and undated 2:8
Ethel Greene (artist), 1987 and undated 2:9
Erik Gronborg (artist), 1985-1987 and undated 2:10
Tom Grondona (artist), 1982–1987 and undated 2:11
Raul Guerrero (artist), 1978–1987 and undated 2:12
Newton and Helen Harrison (artists), 1977 and undated


Redevelopment plans for Horton Plaza

Margaret Honda (artist), 1986–1987 and undated


Brochure for Newcomers 1987 event (in Oversize Collections D2)

Suda House (artist), 1985-1986 and undated 2:15
James T. Hubbell (artist), 1979–1987 and undated 2:16
Jay Johnson (artist), 1986 and undated 2:17
Phillip Kirkland (artist), 1987 and undated 2:18
Nancy Kittredge (artist), 1984–1986 and undated 2:19
Mario Lara (artist), 1983–1987 and undated


San Diego Arts Newsletter, April 1987 (in Oversize Collections D2)

Christopher Lee (artist), 1984–1987 3:2
Kim MacConnel (artist), 1987 and undated 3:3
DeLoss McGraw (artist), 1983–1987 and undated 3:4
Cliff McReynolds (artist), undated 3:5
Peter Mitten (artist), undated 3:6
Richard Allen Morris (artist), 1978–1984 and undated 3:7
Ming Murray (artist), 1985–1987 and undated 3:8
Marjorie Nodelman (artist), undated 3:9
Arthur Ollman (artist), 1980-1987 3:10
Patricia Patterson (artist), 1983–1985 and undated 3:11
Carl Provder (artist), 1987 and undated 3:12
Philipp Scholz Ritterman (artist), 1982–1984 and undated 3:13
Italo Scanga (artist), 1972–1987 and undated 3:14
Lynn Schuette (artist), 1987 and undated 3:15
Reesey Shaw (artist), 1975 and undated 3:16
Ernest Silva (artist), 1982-1987 and undated 3:17
Deborah Small (artist), 1984–1987 and undated 4:1
Lois Stecker (artist), 1974–1983 and undated 4:2
Ron Tatro (artist), 1982–1984 and undated


Gallery brochure (in Oversize Collections D2)

Gillian Theobald (artist), undated 4:4
Barbara Weldon (artist), 1986 and undated 4:5
Ron Wigginton (artist), 1986 and undated 4:6
W. Haase Wojtyla (artist), undated 4:7
Non-book artists: Atkinson–Kimball, 1978–1981 and undated 4:8
Non-book artists: Leland–St. Pierre, 1978–1986 and undated 4:9
San Diego art information, 1982 and undated


Article about contemporary black artists

Gallery exhibition brochures

Interview recordings (cassette): Antin–Gronborg, undated 6
Interview recordings (cassette): Grondona–Murray, undated 7
Interview recordings (cassette): Nodelman-Wojtyla, undated 8
Floppy disks, undated


3 floppy disks, labeled “IA:MA,” “SD4 SD3 SD5 SD6,” “SD SD2”


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 Series III:  San Diego Museum of Art – Article and Research

“The Great Brezzo Experiment,” 1981 and undated


Copy of Article written on SDMA by Andrea Hoffman

Response from San Diego Museum of Art

Research notes and information, 1981 and undated


Information provided by SDMA

Handwritten research notes

SDMA by-laws and policies, undated 4:14
SDMA legal agreement, 1969 March 18 and undated


Agreement between City of San Diego and Fine Arts Society of San Diego (now San Diego Museum of Art)

SDMA finances, 1970 July 1–1980 August 31


Statistics and monthly financial statements

SDMA finances, 1980 September 30–1981 June 30 and undated


Monthly financial statements

“Economic Impact of an Art Exhibition in the City of San Diego” Report

Annual Giving Campaign brochure

SDMA annual reports and five-year plan, 1977-1981 and undated 5:1
SDMA staff records, 1980–1987 and undated 5:2
SDMA meetings and minutes, 1979 December 14–1981 February 24


Board of Trustees, Executive Committe and Finance Committee.

SDMA legal papers, 1981 July 2-September 22 and undated


Ferry and Cutter [SDMA Board members] vs. SDMA

SDMA inventory and theft reports, 1980–1982 January 20 and undated 5:5
SDMA sales and rental gallery, 1981 September 2–November 15 and undated


Correspondence in response to closure of gallery

SDMA exhibits and events, 1981 and undated


Correspondence in response to Ottoman Art exhibit

Photo prints of exhibits

Lautrec exhibition brochure, undated (in Oversize Collections D2)

SDMA press releases, 1980 April 16–1987 March 10 5:8
Newspaper articles, 1956 September–1981 November 25 and undated 5:9
Miscellanea, 1979–1981 and undated


Attendance figures of San Diego Museum of Man and SDMA, 1979-1981

Cover of SDMA “Calendar” (newsletter), September 1981


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 Series IV:  La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art – Research

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art: administration and operations, 1973–1982 and undated 5:11
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art: staff, 1978–1981 and undated 5:12
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art: media, 1955 September–1982 August 29 and undated


Newspaper and magazine clippings

Press releases

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art: research notes, undated 5:14

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 Series V:  Miscellanea

Articles, 1960–1986 and undated


National Portrait Seminar Awards publication

Articles about Timken Museum

Art institutions – various, 1952–1987 and undated


Copy prints of art from exhibits at institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art (NY), and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Miscellanea, undated


Transcript from unidentified interview

Business card from Detroit Institute of Arts

Letterhead from Society for Photographic Education

Brochures from American Association of Museums


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