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Jacqueline de Jong papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 832
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, printed materials, subject files, photographs and other papers relating to the life and work of Jacqueline de Jong from 1955 to 1983, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1960s. The production of de Jong’s magazine The Situationist Times is extensively documented through voluminous correspondence with co-editors, contributors, and publishers, as well as through production materials such as article submissions, original maquettes and distribution lists.

The collection offers rich documentation of the European avant-garde of the period thanks to de Jong’s connections with the Internationale situationniste (I.S.), Gruppe SPUR, and the Danish situationists. Correspondents include the artists and writers Noël Arnaud, Guy Atkins, Pol Bury, Guy Debord, Gordon Fazakerley, Asger Jorn, Dieter Kunzelmann, Jørgen Nash, and H. P. (Hans-Peter) Zimmer. De Jong’s subject files include tracts, manifestos, and periodicals issued by I.S. and Gruppe SPUR, as well as manuscript notes from the 1961 Göteberg Conference and materials relating to early situationist exhibitions. Original writings by Asger Jorn and Guy Atkins are also present.

The papers also include correspondence with gallery owners and original artists’ books created by de Jong that offer some documentation of her early artistic career beyond her involvement with situationist groups.

Language of Materials

Chiefly in Dutch, English, French, and German, with some materials in Danish, Norwegian, and Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Box 31: Restricted fragile material. Reference surrogates have been substituted in the main files. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The Jacqueline de Jong Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Jacqueline de Jong on the Edith and Richard French Fund and the Frederick W. Hilles Fund, 2011-2013.

May 2022 and October 2022 acquisitions: Gift of Jacqueline de Jong, 2022.


Organized into seven series: I. Correspondence, 1955-1976. II. The Situationist Times Records, 1962-1970. III. Writings, 1962-1983. IV. Subject Files, 1957-1979. V. Professional Papers and Personal Papers, 1962-1975. VI. May 2022 Acquisition, 1970-1978. VII. October 2022 Acquisition, 1970.

1955 - 1983
Majority of material found within 1961 - 1969
17.1 Linear Feet ((31 boxes) + 2 broadside)
Related Names
Jong, Jacqueline de, 1939-
Language of Materials
Dutch; Flemish