Ina Golub Papers
Scope and Content Note
The Papers of Ina Golub document her artistic career. The collection includes commission records (business records, contracts, sketches, presentations, and correspondence) documenting her work with synagogues and collectors. It also includes photographs, slides, and digital images of many of her works, and a great deal of material concerning her career retrospective at the Yeshiva University Museum in 1996 as well as other exhibits of her works. The papers also contain a clippings file of publications by and about Golub, catalogs for group exhibitions in which her work appeared, and other professional material.
- Creation: undated, 1945-2014
- Golub, Ina, 1938- (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
The collection is open to qualified researchers. Certain materials in the collection are restricted for ten years. A minimum of two weeks’ advance notice is required to access these archival materials. For further information and to make an appointment, please contact Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011. E-mail: YUMinquiries@cjh.org
There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011. YUMinquiries@cjh.org
Ina Golub (October 28, 1938-October 20, 2015) was a New Jersey-based artist who primarily created fiber-based works with Jewish themes. She created custom-designed fiber art, including tapestries, Jewish ceremonial objects, and textiles with secular content, for synagogues, museums, and private collectors.
Golub was born Ina Joan Rudman in Newark, New Jersey, the first of two daughters of Frieda and Irving Rudman. Her father was a musician and artist, her mother a housewife and craft hobbyist. Golub’s early childhood and elementary school years were spent in Irvington and Newark, New Jersey. She showed an early interest in the arts and credited her father with introducing her to fibers. In order to amuse her while she was home from school with the measles, he taught her to knit. As a child, she was always drawing and painting, and in her teen and early adult years, she sewed all her own clothing. She married Herbert Golub, a music professor at Kean College of New Jersey, in 1962.
Golub graduated from Weequahic High School, Newark, New Jersey, in 1956. She earned her bachelor's degree from Montclair State University in 1960 and her Master of Arts for Teachers degree from Indiana University in 1965. In addition to teaching, Golub has maintained a studio starting in 1965, where she created one-of-a-kind handcrafted fiber art for synagogues and private collectors.
In 1996, the Yeshiva University Museum held a major retrospective exhibition examining Golub's career. The exhibition ran from February 18 to July 31, at the museum's space at 2520 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY. In 1998, her Havdalah spice container "Adon Livyatan" won the Philip and Sylvia Spertus Judaica Prize.
Adapted from the biography printed in the catalog accompanying Golub's Yeshiva University Museum exhibition, "Ina Golub: The Work of the Weaver in Colors" (1996) and supplemented with information from inagolub.com.
10 Linear Feet (20 manuscript boxes) 20 linear feet (10 oversized boxes and 8 large oversized folders)
The Papers of Ina Golub document the creative career of this New Jersey-based artist, who primarily made fiber-based works with Jewish themes. She created custom-designed fiber art, including tapestries, Jewish ceremonial objects, and textiles with secular content, for synagogues, museums, and private collectors. The papers include commission records (business records, sketches, correspondence), photographs, slides, and digital images of her works, and materials concerning her career retrospective at the Yeshiva University Museum in 1996 as well as other exhibitions of her work.
The collection was arranged into seven series, based on record type. It roughly follows the breakdown of the files as arranged by Golub herself.
- Series I: Commission records, undated, 1967-2014
- Series II: Photographs, undated, 1960s-2008
- Series III: Slides and negatives, undated, 1945-2006
- Series IV: Audiovisual materials, undated, 1988-2011
- Series V: Exhibits, 1965-2010
- Series VI: Yeshiva University Museum retrospective, 1994-1996
- Series VII: General, undated, circa 1970-2012
- Subseries 1: Catalogs, 1986-2010
- Subseries 2: Publications, undated, 1975-2012
- Subseries 2: Other, undated, circa 1970-2011
Material donated by Ina Golub in 2013. Additional material Gift of the Estate of Ina Golub 2016.
All oversized materials in the Ina Golub Papers have been digitized, with the exception of materials awaiting conservation. The remaining oversized materials will be digitized after conservation in 2017.
Materials were re-foldered. Original folders with writing were photocopied, and the copies placed at the front of the new folder. Slides were removed from the binders and metal boxes in which they were received and placed in slide guards and archival folders. Rusting staples and paper clips were removed. Large sketches from the commission business record files were unfolded and placed in an oversize box. The masking tape Golub used to attach pieces of tracing paper together has failed in many cases. Materials that were taped together were placed next to one another in a folder.
Files from 4 DVDs and 25 CDs have been transferred from the media to YUM born digital storage; the DVDs and CDs were then discarded. Four VHS tapes containing the same content as the DVDs were also discarded. The cassette tapes have been retained in the collection.
- Guide to the Ina Golub (1938-2015) Papers undated, 1945-2014
- Processed by Kevin Schlottmann and Sarah Glover
- © 2017
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation
- November 2016: Finding aid updated throughout by Sarah Glover to reflect 2016 accretion to the collection.
- February 2017: Added dao links by Sarah Glover.