Jeffrey Weidman, Associate Librarian, Access Services and Collection Development, Spencer Art Reference Library, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111-1873; work: 816-751-0409; home: 913-383-3445 work FAX: 816-561-7154;

EDUCATION: M.L.S. 1982: School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University; Ph.D. 1982: School of Fine Arts, Indiana University. Dissertation: "William Rimmer: Critical Catalogue Raisonné"; M.A. 1969: Department of Fine Arts, Indiana University; A.B. 1967. Hamilton College.

EMPLOYMENT/TEACHING: 1983-May 1998: Art Librarian, Clarence Ward Art Library, Oberlin College; 1993-1996: taught Art Dept. course (Art 301), "Library Research Methods and Resources in the Visual Arts"; 1991: taught Experimental College course, Oberlin College, "Mysticism, Metaphysics, Philosophy: Writings of Paul Brunton" (

ARLIS/NA: 1999-2000: Chair, Research Committee; 1995: Workshop Leader, "Researching Your Art Object," sponsored by ARLIS/Ohio & Greater Cincinnati Library Consortium, Cincinnati Art Museum, May 19 (handouts at; 1995: Respondent in "Ask ARLIS" session, "Librarian as Educator," at annual conference, Montreal, March 11 (handouts at previous website); 1991-1994: Gerd Muehsam Award Committee; 1992: Professional Development Committee; 1991: moderated "Ask ARLIS" session, "Production of the Durable Art Book" at annual conference, Kansas City; and presented Wittenborn Awards; 1990: Chair, George Wittenborn Committee; Chaired committee and moderated session at NYC annual conference on "Design and Construction of the Art Book 1983: received Gerd Muehsam Award.

RECENT AWARD: 1992: National Endowment for the Humanities 3-year grant to the Ohio Artists Project, of which I am the Project Director, to produce a biographical dictionary, Artists in Ohio, 1787-1900, to be published in 1999 by Kent State University Press as 3-volume set.

PUBLICATIONS: 1999: American National Biography (Oxford), vol. 18, p. 521, article on William Rimmer; 1998: entries on paintings by Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, and John Frederick Kensett in CD-ROM, Masterworks for Learning: A College Collection Catalogue, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College; 1997-1998: "Researching Your Art Object – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Art Research, But Were Afraid to Ask!," 4-part article in Personal Property Journal, of the American Society of Appraisers: part 1 (vol. 9, no. 3, summer 1997), pp. 15-24; part 2 (vol. 9, no. 4, Fall 1997), pp. 8-24; part 3 (vol. 10, no. 1, Winter 1998), pp. 25-37; part 4 (vol. 10, nos. 1-2, Spring/Summer 1998), pp. 5-18; 1997: biography and entries on four paintings by William Rimmer (pp. 196-205) in American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Volume II: Works by Artists Born 1816-1847; 1996: article on William Rimmer (vol. 26, pp. 401-402), Dictionary of Art; 1990: "Art Information: Research Methods and Resources: A Review Essay [of Jones’s 1990 ed., Art Libraries Journal, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 19-31; 1991: "The BHA: A Review Article," Art Libraries Journal, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 20-30; 1985: William Rimmer: A Yankee Michelangelo (Hanover: University Press of New England for The Brockton Art Museum). I wrote one of three introductory essays, all the catalogue entries, the chronology, and the bibliography. The exhibition, which I curated, was seen at The Brockton Art Museum (Oct. 6, 1985-Jan. 12, 1986; The Cleveland Museum of Art (Feb. 25-April 4, 1986; and The Brooklyn Museum (June 6-July 20, 1986); 1983 "William Rimmer: Creative Imagination and Daemonic Power," in The Art Institute of Chicago Centennial Lectures Museum Studies 10 (Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1983), pp. 146-163; 1969-1970: "Selected Bibliography" and "Biographical Outline" of Seymour Lipton. Appeared in the exhibition catalogue, Seymour Lipton, Milwaukee Art Center (Sept. 11-Oct. 26, 1969), and in the monograph, Seymour Lipton, by Albert Elsen (Abrams, 1970). The typescripts in their entirety--a 21 page "Selected Bibliography" and a 17 page "Biographical Sketch"--are in the collection of the Library of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.; 1961: The First College Bowl Question Book (New York: Random House), co-editor with father (Jerome), mother (Peggy), and brother (John).

Author of Authentication Essays on works by William Rimmer for collectors, private dealers, and art galleries, such as Hirschl & Adler and the Richard York Gallery.

Active Reviewer of titles on 19th-20th century American and European art and art reference titles for Choice, Art Documentation, and Art Libraries Journal.

TO BE PUBLISHED: article on Rimmer's sculpture Dying Centaur for National Gallery of Art's catalogue of its 19th century sculpture collection (1999).

IN PROGRESS: monograph on William Rimmer's Life and Art; annotated transcriptions of William Rimmer's poetry and philosophical writings at The Boston Medical Library; article on William Rimmer's music manuscripts at Oberlin College; article: "Royal Pretensions: William Rimmer's Works in the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston."

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