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Marjorie Kouns Collection, 1975 - 2018

Identifier: 13-1: Kouns, Marjorie

Scope and Contents

This collection documents Kouns time as a student at IWU including materials pertaining to her student art projects, her life as a student, and her post-IWU career. Material types include design notes, class papers, correspondence, photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, exhibit and theater programs, scrapbooks, resumes, publicity, marketing materials, and ephemera. The bulk of the materials are stored in a legal-sized document box given to Kouns from the New York Public library's Wallach Division. Kouns has donated a collection pertaining to her New York public artworks to the library. In return, she was given her choice of used document boxes which the library no longer needed. Kouns choose Isamu Noguchi's box (as well as others) as his art inspires her work.

This collection is arranged into four series:

    I. Student Art Projects/Classes

    II. Student Life

    III. Post-IWU Career

    IV. Oversized


  • 1975 - 2018

Conditions Governing Use

There are no limitations on access to this collection. Permission to publish from unpublished material or published works under copyright must first be obtained from the holder of the copyright. it is the researcher's responsibility to secure that written permission from the copyright holder and provide proof of that written permission to IWU. Permission to reporduce (photocopy) by IWU does not constitute or imply permission to publish. See also


3 Linear Feet : 1 document box and 2 oversized boxes

Language of Materials



Items were reviewed and then arranged in chronological and topical order. Original groupings of clearly related materials were maintained.

Physical Location

This collection is shelved in Special Collections.

Custodial History

Donated to Tate Archives and Special Collections by Marjorie K. Kouns on 26 November 2018.

Related Materials

Kouns has additional collections of her work on deposit with West Leyden High School, Northlake, Illinois (1975-1979 materials) and Wallach Division, New York Public Library (New York public art projects).

Arranged and described by Cynthia O'Neill, June 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the Illinois Wesleyan University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 2899
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington IL 61701 US