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Judy Loeb papers

Identifier: 010.JL

Scope and Contents

The Judy Loeb papers, date from 1954-1987 and documents her scholarship and service. The collection is organized into five series: Applications, Correspondence, Exhibitions, Publications and Writings, and Tenure and Promotion. and while not a complete documentation of her work at Eastern Michigan University, it is fairly comprehensive.

The Applications series is organized chronologically by academic year, which each year containing correspondence regarding inquiries and applications Loeb submitted to other institutions for employment and advancement between 1968 and 1983. There were no materials for the 1975-76 school year. The Correspondence series is organized by correspondent and includes both professional and personal correspondence.

The Exhibitions series is alphabetically arranged by both show and/or gallery. Files may contain corerspondence, clippings, programs, flyers and other publicity. The Publications and Writings series contains a variety of both personal and professional writings. Included are notebooks, class notes and class exams from the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia; poetry and short stories published in the Temple University publication Gargoyles; the early writings folder contains hand written manuscripts of short stories and poems; an oral history transcript with Pablita Vilard; and two sub-series for each of her published texts Education Women in the Visual Arts and the Feminist Collage. The materials in the two subseries contains individual folders of correspondence, form letters, clippings, and draft essays for inclusion in the publications. As the editor for each, Loeb was primarily responsible for soliciting participation and corresponding with the contributors. Original order of these materials was maintained in the subseries.

The final series in the collection relates to the Tenure and Promotion process at Eastern Michigan University. Included in this series is an application for and correspondence regarding a promotion, clippings, exhibitions flyers, presentations, documentation of service, slide sets and a file on the National Art Education Association.


  • Creation: 1951 - 1987
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1968 - 1984


Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Biographical / Historical

Judith Krueger Loeb, was born November 10, 1931 in Bridgeton, New Jersey the daughter of Bart and Anna (nee Lieberman) Kreuger. Loeb attended Temple University in Philadelphia, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Art from the Tyler School of Art and a Masters of Education. She joined the Eastern Michigan University faculty in the Art Department in 1969 where she taught a variety of classes. She is known for her gouache painting series, a technique she started using after a sabbatical in Puerto Rico; for her editorial work including Feminist Collage: Educating Women in the Visual Arts, and founding the National Art Education Association's Women's Caucus where she also served as president.

Loeb died in 1987 from lung cancer. She was survived by her mother and two sons.


2 Linear Feet (2 record center cartons)

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Custodial History

Materials were transferred to the University Archives 5 July 1989

Related Materials

Additional materials related to Judy Loeb can be found in Box 6 of the Art Department records [05.AD]:

Judy Loeb papers
Judith Krueger Loeb papers
Alexis Braun Marks, CA
2016 May 18
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197