01/AR0839 Guide to the Jimmye Kimmey Photography Collection Kimmey, Jimmye Photography Collection Finding Aid Authors: S. Ivie.

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This finding aid was encoding in EAD by Archon 3.21 from an SQL database source on September 6th, 2019. The collection description/finding aid is written in English September 6th, 2019 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.
Guide to the Jimmye Kimmey Photography Collection 1969/2013 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Jimmye Kimmey Photography Collection 1969-2013 1972-1973, 2004-2007 01/AR0839 Kimmey, Jimmye Elizabeth 31.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Wilis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: http://libiow.library.unt.edu/Archon321
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.
Administrative History:

Jimmye Elizabeth Kimmey, born in Texas in 1926 to John and Mary, is a photographer and activist who came to prominence when she was executive director of the Association for the Study of Abortion (ASA), from 1966 through the organization's closure in 1976. 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.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term: 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
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Transfer from Rare Books Room.

Accruals:

2014-80

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.

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Jimmye Kimmey Photography Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

Collection of photographs of museums and public art exhibited October 5-23, 2009 - TR655.K566|bC65 2009

Information about related materials is available at http://iii.library.unt.edu/record=b3804387~S8

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Detailed List of Contents id210637 Photographs id116823 1 11 x 15 Box 706605 id116827 1 1 420 E. 72nd, Rear Window View 1970 Scope and Contents

2006

id116828 1 2 Barn, FDR House, Hudson River Valley 2006 id116829 1 3 Carnegie Hall 1972-2007 id116830 1 4 Frank Gehry Building 2007 id116831 1 5 Hearst Building 2005 id116832 1 6 Latino Cultural Center, Dallas 2005 id116833 1 7 Lincoln Center Fair 2005 id116834 1 8 Love Indeed! 1972 id116835 1 9 Le Marais, Paris 1972-2007 id116836 1 10 Lower Manhattan, "Hey Lady! Take My Picture," 1972 2006
id116824 2 11 x 15 Box 706603 id116837 2 1 MOMA 2006 Scope and Contents

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

id116838 2 2 MOMA 1969-2005 id116839 2 3 MOMA 1971 id116840 2 4 MOMA 1971 id116841 2 5 Le Marais, Paris 1972-2007 id116842 2 6 Metropolitan Museum of Art 2005 id116843 2 7 Nasher Sculpture Center 2005 id116844 2 8 Orchard Street, Lower East Side undated id116845 2 9 San Francisco 1972 id116846 2 10 San Francisco, CA 1972 id116915 2 11 San Francisco, CA 1972 id116914 2 12 St. Sulpice, Paris 2007
id116825 3 11 x 15 Box 706604 id116847 3 1 TWA Terminal, JFK 1972 id116848 3 2 Time Warner Center 2004 id116849 3 3 Time Warner Center, Reflections, Stowe Building 2005 id116850 3 4 The Tower, London 1972-2006 id116855 3 5 UNT Campus 2006 id116856 3 6 UNT Campus 2006 id116851 3 7 Untitled 1971, 2006 id116854 3 8 Untitled, 182 Lexington Avenue, New York 1970-2007 id116916 3 9 Untitled, Central Park 2006 id116852 3 10 Untitled, Under the 59th Street Bridge 2006 id116853 3 11 Upper West Side 2005 id116826 4 14 x 18 Box 706475 id116857 4 1 59th Street Bridge, Roosevelt Transway Reflections, New York 2006 id116858 4 2 Amon Carter Museum 2004 id116859 4 3 Ground Zero 2004 id116866 4 4 MOMA Garden 2006 id116860 4 5 Metropolitan Museum, New York 2006 id116861 4 6 Midtown, East Side, New York 1970-2005 id116862 4 7 Nasher Sculpture Center 2005 id116863 4 8 Padre Island 1972-2006 id116864 4 9 Willis Library, UNT 2005 id119671 5 Color Photography 706476 id130697 5 1 NY Colors #001-Time Warner Bldg. 2006 id130698 5 2 NY Colors #002 (W. 110th St.) 2007 id130699 5 3 Upper Broadway, R/Y #011 2007 id130700 5 4 Upper Broadway, R/Y #012 2006 id130701 5 5 Upper Broadway, R/Y #018 2007 Scope and Contents

Photo contain Empire Fine Asian Cuisine Sushi Bar and ATM.

id130702 5 6 Upper Broadway, R/Y #018 2007 Scope and Contents

Photo contains Peter Norton Symphony.

id130703 5 7 Upper Broadway, R/Y #019 2007 id130704 5 8 Upper Broadway, R/Y #021 2007 id130705 5 9 Upper Broadway, R/Y #022 2007 id130706 5 10 Upper Broadway, R/Y #027 2007 id130707 5 11 Upper Westside, R/Y #024 2007 id130708 5 12 Upper Westside, R/Y #025 2007
id119672 6 Color Photography 706477 Scope and Contents

This box contains an artist's statement.

id130672 6 1 Amsterdam, 113th St. R/Y #026 2007 id130673 6 2 Upper Broadway, R/Y #014 2007 id130674 6 3 Upper Broadway, R/Y #015 2007 id130675 6 4 Upper Broadway, R/Y #020 2007 id130676 6 5 Upper Broadway, R/Y # 023 2007 id130677 6 6 Upper Broadway, R/Y #029 2007 id130678 6 7 Upper Broadway, R/Y #032 2007 id130679 6 8 Upper Broadway, R/Y #033 2007
id203707 7 11 x 15 Box 708028 id203711 7 Eiffel Tower 1973 id203712 7 Reflections, 59th & 5th [NYC] 2005 id203713 7 Docking the Queen Elizabeth, 1950s 2006 Scope and Contents

Taken in 1950s, printed in 2006

id203714 7 B&W Study #10 2004 id203715 7 Metropolitan Opera - Lincoln Center [NYC] 2005 id203716 7 Time Warner Center (from Broadway) [NYC] 2005 id203717 7 Untitled, Denton, TX 2005 id203718 7 Chantilly, Oct. 1973 2006 Scope and Contents

Shot in 1973, printed in 2006

id203719 7 B&W #52 2004 id203720 7 B&W Study #39 2004 id203721 7 Broadway & 125th St, Uptown View, circa 1956 [NYC] 2006 Scope and Contents

Shot circa 1956, printed 2006

id203722 7 Columbus Circle, NY 2005 id203723 7 B&W Study #45 2004
id203708 8 11 x 15 Box 708029 id203724 8 Latino Cultural Center, Dallas 2005 id203725 8 Reflections, NY 2004 id203726 8 Southwest Medical Center, Dallas 2005 id203727 8 Kimball Art Museum, Ft. Worth 2004 id203728 8 Kimball Art Museum, Ft. Worth 2005 id203729 8 Chantilly, 1973 2006 Scope and Contents

Shot October 1973, printed 2006

id203730 8 "Hammering Man" - Borofsky - Nasher Sculpture Center [Dallas, TX] 2004 id203731 8 Lower Manhattan 2004 Scope and Contents

Building roof

id203732 8 Tiemann Place, NYC, 1953 2006 Scope and Contents

Shot circa 1953, printed in 2006

id203733 8 Bloomberg Building 2004 id203734 8 Metropolitan Opera [NYC] 2005 id203735 8 Metropolitan Opera - Lincoln Center [NYC] 2005 id203736 8 Thousand Oaks, CA 2004 id203737 8 Reflections, E. 59th St. [NYC] 2005 id203738 8 Lower Manhattan 2004 Scope and Contents

Staircases

id203709 9 11 x 15 Box 708030 id203744 9 Artist Statement id203745 9 Latino Cultural Center, Dallas 2005 id203746 9 Metropolitan Museum, 2005 2006 id203747 9 Columbus Circle 2005 id203748 9 UNT Speech & Hearing 2005 id203749 9 Performing Arts Library - Lincoln Center [NYC] 2005 id203750 9 Lower Manhattan 2004 Scope and Contents

Staircases - different angle

id203751 9 Central Park, 1973 2006 Scope and Contents

Shot January 1973, printed in 2006

id203752 9 Midtown Manhattan, 1973 2006 Scope and Contents

Shot in February 1973, printed in 2006

id203753 9 Broadway & 125th St., circa 1956 2006 Scope and Contents

Shot circa 1956, printed 2006

id203754 9 Untitled, 1973 2006 Scope and Contents

Shot in 1973, printed in 2006

id203755 9 Central Park 2004 id203756 9 West 42nd St., Manhattan 2004 id203757 9 East 34th St., 1969 [NYC] 2006 Scope and Contents

Shot in October 1969, printed in 2006

id203710 10 12 x 18 Box 708031 id203758 10 Time Warner Center 2004 id203759 10 NY Harbor, 1971 2006 Scope and Contents

Shot in November 1971, printed in 2006

id203760 10 Giacometti at the Nasher [Scultpure Center, Dallas, TX] 2004 id203761 10 Mayhill Road, Denton, TX 2005 id203762 10 Mall, Thousand Oaks, CA 2004 id203763 10 Lower Manhattan 2004 Scope and Contents

Building construction

id203764 10 "Walking Man" - Modern Art Museum, Ft. Worth 2005 id203765 10 Modern Art Museum, Ft. Worth 2005 id203766 10 U.S. Customs House, The Battery [NYC] 2004
id210863 11 11 x 15 Box 1969-1970 712329 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of people, cityscapes, and buildings throughout New York City.

id210639 12 11 x 15 Box 1969-1972 712322 Scope and Contents

Contains photos and contact sheets of landscapes, architecture, cityscapes, musicians, tourist sites, and portraits--all a large amount in New York City.

id210645 13 11 x 15 Box 1969-2004 712334 Scope and Contents

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.

id210865 14 11 x 15 Box 1970-1973 712336 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of people, cityscapes, building architecture, parties, and musicians.

id210866 15 11 x 15 Box 1971 712345 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of people around a city, architecture, people working and playing basketball, and landscape.

id210867 16 11 x 15 Box 1971 712346 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of cityscapes, candids of people, sculptures, and building architecture.

id210640 17 11 x 15 Box 1972 712323 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of architectures, cityscapes, houses, landscapes, and flowers--some in New York City and Paris, France.

id210868 18 11 x 15 Box 1972 712347 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of buildings, statues, people around the city, landscapes, and trees.

id210869 19 11 x 15 Box 1972 712348 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of buildings, cityscapes, people in a park, and wooded landscapes.

id210870 20 11 x 15 Box 1972 712349 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of European architecture and people out around a city.

id210641 21 11 x 15 Box 1972-1975 712324 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of trees, flowers, and other landscapes, people about town, cityscapes, and architecture.

id210642 22 11 x 15 Box 1972-1977 712326 Scope and Contents

Contains contact sheets, photos of people, boats on water, landscapes, cats, trees and flowers, and buildings. A few are in color.

id210643 23 11 x 15 Box 1973 712325 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of trees and wooded areas

id210871 24 11 x 15 Box 1973 712350 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of architecture, cityscapes, trees and nature, and cats.

id210872 25 11 x 15 Box 1973 712351 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of building models, architecture, ropes, tress, screenshots of Richard Nixon on television, and cityscapes.

id210644 26 Photobook 712327 id210653 26 Blue photobook 1989-1990 Scope and Contents

Contains photos of family members and the exterior and interior of houses in Denton, Texas.

id210647 27 Scrapbooks / Oversized 712335 Scope and Contents

Contains two photo scrapbooks, an oversized building photo. and a house drawing.

id210648 27 Tan scrapbook named "Scraps" 1950s Scope and Contents

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.

id210649 27 Black scrapbook undated Scope and Contents

Contains personal photos of Kimmey's childhood, family, life events, etc.

id210650 27 Oversized cityscape photo 1969 Scope and Contents

Photo of a street corner and building in a major city (possibly New York)

id210664 27 Drawing of a House undated Scope and Contents

Separated from Serise 2, Box 1, Folder 4

id210699 27 Oversized photos from Box 13 2004 Scope and Contents

Contains four, black and white, heavily contrasted photos

id210646 28 Negatives 1969-1977 712330 Scope and Contents

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.

id210638 Papers id210672 Personal/Family id210651 1 712331 id210654 1 1 Correspondence 1970s Scope and Contents

Contains letters, holiday cards, condolences, etc.

id210655 1 2 Correspondence 1990s Scope and Contents

Contains letters, holiday cards, condolences, etc.

id210656 1 3 John A. Kimmey, Jr. (1 of 2) 1993 Scope and Contents

Kimmey's brother. Items related to John's death and funeral.

id210670 1 3A John A. Kimmey, Jr. - Life Books 1941-1955 Scope and Contents

Two books logging John's life from birth until around the 9th grade.

id210657 1 4 John A. Kimmey, Jr. (2 of 2) 1993 Scope and Contents

Kimmey's brother. Items related to John's death and funeral, including his will and estate information. Oversized house drawing separated to Box 27

id210671 1 4A John A. Kimmey, Jr. - Funeral Guest Book 1993 Scope and Contents

Guest book from John's funeral

id210658 1 5 Elizabeth B. Kimmey 1955-1987 Scope and Contents

Kimmey's mother. Travel journal and death certificate.

id210659 1 6 Kenneth B. Kimmey 1940-1972 Scope and Contents

"Book" written by Gunnery Sergeant Basil Taylor in memory of Kenneth B. Kimmey, who died in 1945 fighting in WWII.

id210660 1 7 "Portraits in Thought" Intros & Epilogues undated Scope and Contents

Contains typed scripts for interviews from "Portraits in Thought," a student broadcast highlighting new guests

id210661 1 8 ASA documents 1975-1976 Scope and Contents

Budgeting sheets, invoices, and Kimmey's pro-abortion publication, "Legal Abortion: A Speakers Notebook"--which contains the famous language regarding the "right to choose."

id210662 1 9 Austin Maps and Directions 2000-2013 id210663 1 10 Road and Geographical Maps 1960s-2000s Scope and Contents

Various maps of areas in Texas, the United States, Europe, and the world.

id210665 1 11 Miscellaneous 1972-1978 Scope and Contents

Contains various letters, articles, sheet music, clippings, notices, and applications.

id210666 1 12 Daily Planner 1971 Scope and Contents

Contains various written appointments and meetings

id210673 Church-related Scope and Contents

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.

id210674 1 712331 id210675 1 13 Adult Forum - Eucharist undated id210676 1 14 Apocalytpic - Bible Study 1990 id210677 1 15 Canon Law 1965 id210688 1 16 Church Directories 1990-1996 id210689 1 17 Church Pension Group Annual Reports 1996-1997 id210690 1 18 The Cross 1987-1988 id210652 2 712332 id210678 2 1 Gospel of Mark undated id210679 2 2 Mark Study Group 1984 id210680 2 3 Miscellaneous 1985-2005 Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings, articles, invites, schedules, maps, etc.

id210681 2 4 NT228 Class Notes 1978 id210682 2 5 Publication Copies with Notes 1986 id210683 2 6 Readings 1991 id210691 2 7 Religious Publications 1990-1996, undated id210692 2 8 Romans 1976-1987 id210693 2 9 Study Group Notes undated id210694 2 10 Synditics - Study Notes undated id210695 2 11 Theology Notes (1 of 2) 1975-1992
id210696 3 712333 id210697 3 1 Theology Notes (2 of 2) 1977-1982 id210698 3 2 Union Theology Seminar 1985