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Jimmye Kimmey Photography Collection, 1969-2013 | University of North Texas Special Collections

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Collection Overview

Title: Jimmye Kimmey Photography Collection, 1969-2013Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1972-1973, 2004-2007
ID: 01/AR0839
Primary Creator: Kimmey, Jimmye Elizabeth
Extent: 31.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by series, with the photograph series arranged by photograph size with seperate boxes dedicated to housing color photographs. Photo groups are in chronological order when possible.
Date Acquired: 12/00/2014. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Museums -- California -- Los Angeles -- Pictorial works, Museums -- New York (State) -- New York -- Pictorial works, Museums -- Texas -- Dallas -- Pictorial works, Museums -- Texas -- Fort Worth -- Pictorial works, Photographs -- 21st century -- United States -- Specimens
Languages: English

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Abstract

This collection is comprised of the personal papers of and photographs taken all across the world by Jimmye Kimmey. Locations featured in the photos include Paris, Broadway, New York, San Francisco and the University of North Texas.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the photography and personal papers of Jimmye Elizabeth Kimmey. A significant portion of the photographs were part of an exhibit in the University of North Texas Union Gallery, which ran from October 5th-23rd, 2009. The black and white photographs are images of museums and architecture from around the country, as well as several shots of the University of North Texas campus buildings. Color photography is also included from the 2007 and 2008 period, while some photographs were originally shot during the 1969-1972 and 1977 periods but were included here as reprints.

Additional photographs from beyond the exhibit are also included, similarly of landscapes and architecture in New York City, Texas, and beyond, as well as negatives and photo scrapbooks. Some include her shooting notes of how she technically achieved her shots. All photos are in black and white unless otherwise noted. Within Kimmey's papers are personal notes, religious documents and research related to her position as an Episcopal priest, correspondence, notebooks, and doucments related to some of her family, like her father, John.

Collection Historical Note

Jimmye Elizabeth Kimmey, born in Texas in 1926 to John and Mary, is a photographer and activist who came to prominence in 1972 when she was executive director of the Association for the Study of Abortion (ASA). In the time just before the landmark 1973 abortion case, Roe v. Wade, Kimmey was the first to frame the idea of being against existing abortion laws as the "right to choose," thus resulting in the term "pro-choice" as being the opposite side to the "pro-life" campaign. An avid photographer, Kimmey's work largely spans the late 1960s to early 1980s, though she continuted well into the late 2000s. She later became a priest in the Episcopal Church, and currently resides in Texas.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2014-80
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Kimmey, Jimmye Elizabeth
Acquisition Method: Transfer from Rare Books Room.
Separated Materials: A book, Tata Vasco: A Great Reformer of the 16th Century signed by author Paul L. Callens, S.J., has been removed to Rare Books.
Related Materials: Collection of photographs of museums and public art exhibited October 5-23, 2009 For more information please see http://iii.library.unt.edu/record=b3804387~S8.
Preferred Citation: Jimmye Kimmey Photography Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History:

This finding aid was revised in September 2017 by Hailey LaRock to clarify the collection content, amend spelling errors and dates, and add other missing information.

March 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added Boxes 7-10

July 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - rearranged collection by series, updated Scope/Content and added Biographical Note, added Boxes 11-28 in Series 1 and Boxes 1-3 in Series 2.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: 11 x 15 BoxAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 706605
Folder 1: 420 E. 72nd, Rear Window View, 1970Add to your cart.
2006
Folder 2: Barn, FDR House, Hudson River Valley, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Carnegie Hall, 1972-2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Frank Gehry Building, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Hearst Building, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Lincoln Center Fair, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Love Indeed!, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Le Marais, Paris, 1972-2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Lower Manhattan, "Hey Lady! Take My Picture," 1972, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Box 2: 11 x 15 BoxAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 706603
Folder 1: MOMA, 2006Add to your cart.
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
Folder 2: MOMA, 1969-2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: MOMA, 1971Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: MOMA, 1971Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Le Marais, Paris, 1972-2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Orchard Street, Lower East Side, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: San Francisco, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: San Francisco, CA, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: San Francisco, CA, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: St. Sulpice, Paris, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Box 3: 11 x 15 BoxAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 706604
Folder 1: TWA Terminal, JFK, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Time Warner Center, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Time Warner Center, Reflections, Stowe Building, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: The Tower, London, 1972-2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: UNT Campus, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: UNT Campus, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Untitled, 1971, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Untitled, 182 Lexington Avenue, New York, 1970-2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Untitled, Central Park, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Untitled, Under the 59th Street Bridge, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Upper West Side, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Box 4: 14 x 18 BoxAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 706475
Folder 1: 59th Street Bridge, Roosevelt Transway Reflections, New York, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Amon Carter Museum, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Ground Zero, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: MOMA Garden, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Metropolitan Museum, New York, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Midtown, East Side, New York, 1970-2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Padre Island, 1972-2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Willis Library, UNT, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Box 5: Color PhotographyAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 706476
Folder 1: NY Colors #001-Time Warner Bldg., 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: NY Colors #002 (W. 110th St.), 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Upper Broadway, R/Y #011, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Upper Broadway, R/Y #012, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Upper Broadway, R/Y #018, 2007Add to your cart.
Photo contain Empire Fine Asian Cuisine Sushi Bar and ATM.
Folder 6: Upper Broadway, R/Y #018, 2007Add to your cart.
Photo contains Peter Norton Symphony.
Folder 7: Upper Broadway, R/Y #019, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Upper Broadway, R/Y #021, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Upper Broadway, R/Y #022, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Upper Broadway, R/Y #027, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Upper Westside, R/Y #024, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Upper Westside, R/Y #025, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Box 6: Color PhotographyAdd to your cart.
This box contains an artist's statement.
Barcode: 706477
Folder 1: Amsterdam, 113th St. R/Y #026, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Upper Broadway, R/Y #014, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Upper Broadway, R/Y #015, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Upper Broadway, R/Y #020, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Upper Broadway, R/Y # 023, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Upper Broadway, R/Y #029, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Upper Broadway, R/Y #032, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Upper Broadway, R/Y #033, 2007Add to your cart.
 
Box 7: 11 x 15 BoxAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 708028
Item 1: Eiffel Tower, 1973Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: Reflections, 59th & 5th [NYC], 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: Docking the Queen Elizabeth, 1950s, 2006Add to your cart.
Taken in 1950s, printed in 2006
Item 4: B&W Study #10, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Metropolitan Opera - Lincoln Center [NYC], 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Time Warner Center (from Broadway) [NYC], 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: Untitled, Denton, TX, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 8: Chantilly, Oct. 1973, 2006Add to your cart.
Shot in 1973, printed in 2006
Item 9: B&W #52, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 10: B&W Study #39, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 11: Broadway & 125th St, Uptown View, circa 1956 [NYC], 2006Add to your cart.
Shot circa 1956, printed 2006
Item 12: Columbus Circle, NY, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 13: B&W Study #45, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Box 8: 11 x 15 BoxAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 708029
Item 1: Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: Reflections, NY, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Kimball Art Museum, Ft. Worth, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Kimball Art Museum, Ft. Worth, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Chantilly, 1973, 2006Add to your cart.
Shot October 1973, printed 2006
Item 7: "Hammering Man" - Borofsky - Nasher Sculpture Center [Dallas, TX], 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 8: Lower Manhattan, 2004Add to your cart.
Building roof
Item 9: Tiemann Place, NYC, 1953, 2006Add to your cart.
Shot circa 1953, printed in 2006
Item 10: Bloomberg Building, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 11: Metropolitan Opera [NYC], 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 12: Metropolitan Opera - Lincoln Center [NYC], 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 13: Thousand Oaks, CA, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 14: Reflections, E. 59th St. [NYC], 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 15: Lower Manhattan, 2004Add to your cart.
Staircases
Box 9: 11 x 15 BoxAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 708030
Item 1: Artist StatementAdd to your cart.
 
Item 2: Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: Metropolitan Museum, 2005, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Columbus Circle, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: UNT Speech & Hearing, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Performing Arts Library - Lincoln Center [NYC], 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: Lower Manhattan, 2004Add to your cart.
Staircases - different angle
Item 8: Central Park, 1973, 2006Add to your cart.
Shot January 1973, printed in 2006
Item 9: Midtown Manhattan, 1973, 2006Add to your cart.
Shot in February 1973, printed in 2006
Item 10: Broadway & 125th St., circa 1956, 2006Add to your cart.
Shot circa 1956, printed 2006
Item 11: Untitled, 1973, 2006Add to your cart.
Shot in 1973, printed in 2006
Item 12: Central Park, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 13: West 42nd St., Manhattan, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 14: East 34th St., 1969 [NYC], 2006Add to your cart.
Shot in October 1969, printed in 2006
Box 10: 12 x 18 BoxAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 708031
Item 1: Time Warner Center, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: NY Harbor, 1971, 2006Add to your cart.
Shot in November 1971, printed in 2006
Item 3: Giacometti at the Nasher [Scultpure Center, Dallas, TX], 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Mayhill Road, Denton, TX, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Mall, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2004Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Lower Manhattan, 2004Add to your cart.
Building construction
Item 7: "Walking Man" - Modern Art Museum, Ft. Worth, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 8: Modern Art Museum, Ft. Worth, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 9: U.S. Customs House, The Battery [NYC], 2004Add to your cart.
 
Box 11: 11 x 15 Box, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Contains photos of people, cityscapes, and buildings throughout New York City.
Barcode: 712329
Box 12: 11 x 15 Box, 1969-1972Add to your cart.
Contains photos and contact sheets of landscapes, architecture, cityscapes, musicians, tourist sites, and portraits--all a large amount in New York City.
Barcode: 712322
Box 13: 11 x 15 Box, 1969-2004Add to your cart.

Contains photos of Jimmye's family, Jimmye performing service in church, practicing musicians, landscapes, and buildings. Negatives of some pictures are included. A few photos are in color and some have been filtered for a more skecthed or painted effect.

Four oversized photos have been separated to Box 27.

Barcode: 712334
Box 14: 11 x 15 Box, 1970-1973Add to your cart.
Contains photos of people, cityscapes, building architecture, parties, and musicians.
Barcode: 712336
Box 15: 11 x 15 Box, 1971Add to your cart.
 
Box 16: 11 x 15 Box, 1971Add to your cart.
 
Box 17: 11 x 15 Box, 1972Add to your cart.
Contains photos of architectures, cityscapes, houses, landscapes, and flowers--some in New York City and Paris, France.
Barcode: 712323
Box 18: 11 x 15 Box, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Box 19: 11 x 15 Box, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Box 20: 11 x 15 Box, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Box 21: 11 x 15 Box, 1972-1975Add to your cart.
Contains photos of trees, flowers, and other landscapes, people about town, cityscapes, and architecture.
Barcode: 712324
Box 22: 11 x 15 Box, 1972-1977Add to your cart.
Contains contact sheets, photos of people, boats on water, landscapes, cats, trees and flowers, and buildings. A few are in color.
Barcode: 712326
Box 23: 11 x 15 Box, 1973Add to your cart.
Contains photos of trees and wooded areas
Barcode: 712325
Box 24: 11 x 15 Box, 1973Add to your cart.
 
Box 25: 11 x 15 Box, 1973Add to your cart.
 
Box 26: PhotobookAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 712327
Item 1: Blue photobook, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Contains photos of family members and the exterior and interior of houses in Denton, Texas.
Box 27: Scrapbooks / Oversized (in progress)Add to your cart.
Contains two photo scrapbooks, an oversized building photo. and a house drawing.
Item 1: Tan scrapbook named "Scraps", 1950sAdd to your cart.

Contains photos of family events, graduation, and trips, as well as newspaper articles related to the Cold war and President Nixon.

Please note two photographs in the back are loose.

Item 2: Black scrapbook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains personal photos of Kimmey's childhood, family, life events, etc.
Item 3: Oversized cityscape photo, 1969Add to your cart.
Photo of a street corner and building in a major city (possibly New York)
Item 4: Drawing of a House, undatedAdd to your cart.
Separated from Serise 2, Box 1, Folder 4
Item 5: Oversized photos from Box 13, 2004Add to your cart.
Contains four, black and white, heavily contrasted photos
Box 28: Negatives, 1969-1977Add to your cart.
Contains sets of negatives, all in envelopes with handwritten identification. Some also have shooting notes included in the envelopes, which state the techniques used to capture the photographs.
Barcode: 712330
Series 2: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 1: Personal/FamilyAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 712331
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Contains letters, holiday cards, condolences, etc.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Contains letters, holiday cards, condolences, etc.
Folder 3: John A. Kimmey, Jr. (1 of 2), 1993Add to your cart.
Kimmey's brother. Items related to John's death and funeral.
Folder 3A: John A. Kimmey, Jr. - Life Books, 1941-1955Add to your cart.
Two books logging John's life from birth until around the 9th grade.
Folder 4: John A. Kimmey, Jr. (2 of 2), 1993Add to your cart.

Kimmey's brother. Items related to John's death and funeral, including his will and estate information.

Oversized house drawing separated to Box 27

Folder 4A: John A. Kimmey, Jr. - Funeral Guest Book, 1993Add to your cart.
Guest book from John's funeral
Folder 5: Elizabeth B. Kimmey, 1955-1987Add to your cart.
Kimmey's mother. Travel journal and death certificate.
Folder 6: Kenneth B. Kimmey, 1940-1972Add to your cart.
"Book" written by Gunnery Sergeant Basil Taylor in memory of Kenneth B. Kimmey, who died in 1945 fighting in WWII.
Folder 7: "Portraits in Thought" Intros & Epilogues, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains typed scripts for interviews from "Portraits in Thought," a student broadcast highlighting new guests
Folder 8: ASA documents, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Budgeting sheets, invoices, and Kimmey's pro-abortion publication, "Legal Abortion: A Speakers Notebook"--which contains the famous language regarding the "right to choose."
Folder 9: Austin Maps and Directions, 2000-2013Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Road and Geographical Maps, 1960s-2000sAdd to your cart.
Various maps of areas in Texas, the United States, Europe, and the world.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous, 1972-1978Add to your cart.
Contains various letters, articles, sheet music, clippings, notices, and applications.
Folder 12: Daily Planner, 1971Add to your cart.
Contains various written appointments and meetings
Sub-Series 2: Church-relatedAdd to your cart.
Contains various handwritten notes by Kimmey related to classes, sermons, and study groups, as well as copies of various theological publications and articles, and specific Bible sections or people.
Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 712331
Folder 13: Adult Forum - Eucharist, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Apocalytpic - Bible Study, 1990Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Canon Law, 1965Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Church Directories, 1990-1996Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Church Pension Group Annual Reports, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: The Cross, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
 
Box 2Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 712332
Folder 1: Gospel of Mark, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Mark Study Group, 1984Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Miscellaneous, 1985-2005Add to your cart.
Contains newspaper clippings, articles, invites, schedules, maps, etc.
Folder 4: NT228 Class Notes, 1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Publication Copies with Notes, 1986Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Readings, 1991Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Religious Publications, 1990-1996, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Romans, 1976-1987Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Study Group Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Synditics - Study Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Theology Notes (1 of 2), 1975-1992Add to your cart.
 
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 712333
Folder 1: Theology Notes (2 of 2), 1977-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Union Theology Seminar, 1985Add to your cart.
 

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