Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983

A Finding Aid to the Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983, in the Archives of American Art, by Kathleen Brown and Jennifer Meehan

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Biographical Information

Betty Parsons (1900-1982) was one of the leading art dealers in New York City specializing in modern art, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. She opened Betty Parsons Gallery in 1946 at 11 E. 57th St., later moving to 24 W. 57th St.

The history of the Betty Parsons Gallery is inextricably bound to the life and experiences of its founder. Betty Parsons was born Betty Bierne Pierson on January 31, 1900 in New York City. She enjoyed a privileged childhood, which included vacation homes in Newport and Palm Beach. Her only formal education was a five year stint at the prestigious Chapin School from 1910-1915, where she met many of the women who would become life long friends and supporters. In the spring of 1920, she married Schuyler Livingston Parsons from one of New York's oldest families. The marriage ended after only three years and the couple traveled to Paris where they could obtain a divorce on the grounds of incompatibility. She retained her married surname and purchased a house on the rue Boulard in Paris, where she remained for ten years, pursuing studies in painting and sculpture.

Financial constraints forced Parsons to return to the United States in 1933. She first traveled west to California, but it was her return to New York in 1935 that marked the start of her career as an art dealer. Her first opportunity to connect with the New York art world came after a successful exhibition of her watercolors at the Midtown Galleries where the owner, Alan Gruskin, noted Parson's faithful and wealthy group of supporters and offered her work installing exhibitions and selling paintings on commission. Her work for the Midtown Galleries led to a second position in the Park Avenue gallery of Mary Sullivan, one of the founders of the Museum of Modern Art. Here, Parsons learned the business of running a gallery. By 1940 Parsons was ready to take on more independent responsibility and agreed to manage a gallery within the Wakefield Bookshop. In this job, she exercised full curatorial control by selecting artists and organizing exhibitions. She championed then unknown contemporary American artists and the gallery's roster soon included Saul Steinberg, Hedda Sterne, Alfonso Ossorio, Joseph Cornell, Walter Murch, and Theodore Stamos. Although the majority of the exhibitions were solo shows, there were a few group shows and themed exhibitions, such as Love in Art (1941) and Ballet in Art (1942). Under Parson's direction, the gallery hosted an important exhibition of Pre-Columbian sculpture, curated by Barnett Newman.

When the owners of the Wakefield Bookshop decided to close the gallery late in 1944, Mortimer Brandt, a dealer who specialized in Old Master paintings and drawings, offered her a position as head of the newly created contemporary section of his gallery. Many of the artists who had shown with Parsons at the Wakefield Gallery followed her to her new gallery, where they were joined by Ad Reinhardt, Boris Mango, and Hans Hofmann. While the exhibitions garnered attention from the press and the interest of contemporary artists, the contemporary section was not a financial success and Brandt opted to close his gallery in 1946.

Using $1000 of her own money and an additional borrowed $4000, Parsons sublet the space that previously housed Mortimer Brandt's contemporary section, on the fifth floor of 15 East 57th Street, and opened the Betty Parsons Gallery.

In many respects the early years of the Betty Parsons Gallery were the most vital, as it was during the period of 1947-1951 that the gallery became linked with the Abstract Expressionists and the history of post-WWII American Art. In an unpublished history of the gallery, noted art critic Lawrence Alloway stated that the significance of the gallery's early exhibitions ranks with Durand-Ruels Impressionists exhibitions or Kahnweiler's shows of the Cubists. Betty Parsons Gallery quickly became one of the most prestigious galleries in New York City associated with new American Art of all styles. Her close friend Barnett Newman organized the gallery's inaugural exhibition of Northwest Coast Indian Art and he soon began to exhibit his own work at the gallery. When Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century Gallery closed, Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, and Mark Rothko joined Parsons' growing stable of artists. Although Parsons continued to promote and exhibit many of the artists whom she had previously discovered, these four artists dominated this period. Newman, Pollock, Still, and Rothko worked closely together, holding themselves apart from the other artists somewhat. They were actively involved in the curatorial process and often hung their own shows. For these artists, the exhibition itself was an artistic act of creation.

Parsons provided a supportive environment and allowed her artists enormous freedom in planning and designing their exhibitions. She was not, however, an aggressive salesperson. During this early period the gallery ledgers document sales to an impressive array of museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as important collectors such as Edward Root and Duncan Phillips. Nevertheless, the art that the gallery promoted was not yet widely accepted. Sales were few, prices were low and the business would not turn a profit for several years. Meanwhile, there was mounting pressure from Pollock, Newman, Still, and Rothko to drop some of the other artists from Parsons' stable and focus all resources on them. They wanted to be promoted to a larger audience and have their work sold at higher prices, but Parsons enjoyed discovering new artists and did not want to be restricted in this endeavor. The year 1951 marks the last time that Pollock's drip paintings or the monumental works of Newman, Rothko or Still were shown at the Betty Parsons Gallery.

In the following years the Betty Parsons Gallery continued to attract a diverse group of talented artists. Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Tuttle, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jack Youngerman had their first New York exhibitions at the Betty Parsons Gallery. Parsons opened Section Eleven in 1958, a short-lived annex to the main gallery, so that she could promote younger, less well-known artists. It closed in 1960 due to the administrative difficulties in running two essentially separate galleries.

In 1962, Sidney Janis, another prominent art dealer, started proceedings to evict Parsons from the floor that they shared on 15 East 57th Street. The Betty Parsons Gallery moved to 24 West 57th Street in 1963, where it remained until it closed in 1983, following Parsons' death the preceding year. Throughout the gallery's history, Parsons continued to promote faithful artists such as Hedda Sterne and Saul Steinberg, who had been with her from the beginning and to seek out new talent, both for her main gallery and for other venues, such as the short-lived Parsons-Truman Gallery, which she opened in 1974 with former Parsons Gallery director Jock Truman to show works on paper by emerging artists.

In addition to being an art dealer, Betty Parsons was a respected artist and collector. With her connoisseur's eye and connections, Parsons amassed an impressive private collection of art. She bought her first piece while an art student in Paris in the 1920s, a small gouache by Zadkine, but did not begin acquiring works in earnest until she was established as an art dealer. Partial inventories of her personal collection show that the majority of her collection contained works by artists associated with the gallery. Mark Rothko, Hans Hofmann, Ad Reinhardt, Agnes Martin, and Kenzo Okada were among the artists represented. Many were gifts from the artists, such as an ink drawing by Jackson Pollock, inscribed "For Betty." Selections from her collection appeared in small museums across the United States, including a traveling exhibition organized by Fitch College, New York, in 1968. In her role as a promoter of contemporary American art, Parsons lent generously from her collection, particularly to the federal Art in the Embassies Program. Throughout her life she also donated works to a variety of museums, most notably, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.

Parsons frequently claimed that her desire to pursue a career as an artist stemmed from a visit to the Armory Show when she was thirteen. In her late teens, after pressuring her father for art lessons, she studied with the sculptor Gutzon Burglum of Mount Rushmore fame. In Paris, she continued her studies first with Antoine Bourdelle, whose sculptures she had admired at the Armory Show, and later with Ossip Zadkine. The first exhibition of her work, figurative watercolors and sculptures, took place in Paris in 1927. As she matured as an artist, her art became more abstract. Her late works were painted wood sculptures that she pieced together from wood that she found near her studio in Long Island. Parsons' work was exhibited in more than thirty solo exhibitions, including, Betty Parsons; Paintings, Gouaches and Sculpture, 1955-1968, at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. During her lifetime, she would not allow her works to be shown in her own gallery. Shortly after she died of a stroke in 1982, In Memoriam, Betty Parsons: Late Sculptures, opened at the Betty Parsons Gallery.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers measure 49.6 linear feet and date from 1928 to 1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1946-1983. Records provide extensive documentation of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1946 to its closing in 1983 and of the activities of Betty Parsons as one the leading art dealers of contemporary American Art in the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Over one third of the of the collection is comprised of artists files containing correspondence, price lists, and printed materials. Additional correspondence is with galleries, dealers, art institutions, private collectors, and the media. Also found are exhibition files, exhibition catalogs and announcements, sales records, stock inventories, personal financial records, and photographs. Betty Parsons' personal papers consist of early curatorial files, pocket diaries, personal correspondence, and evidence of her own artwork, including sketchbooks, and files documenting her personal art collection.

Artists files, the largest and most extensive series, consist of a wide variety of documents, including biographical materials, correspondence with or related to the artist, exhibition catalogs and announcements, sales and expense invoices, clippings, price lists, and photographs of the artist, exhibitions, and artwork. The files reflect Parsons' close personal relationships with certain artists, particularly Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, and Barnett Newman. Extensive documentation is also found for Forrest Bess, William Congdon, Paul Feeley, Thomas George, Alexander Liberman, Seymour Lipton, Richard Pousette-Dart, Jesse Reichek, and Jack Youngerman. Historians and researchers will find these files to be an invaluable resource both in tracing Betty Parsons' role in promoting Abstract Expressionism and researching individual artists.

Exhibition files primarily document the gallery's infrequent group or themed exhibitions. Of particular note are the files on The Ideographic Picture, which was organized by Barnett Newman and included his work, as well as that of Pietro Lazzari, Boris Margo, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Theodoros Stamos, and Clyfford Still. Price lists, artist biographies and exhibition schedules are housed in the general exhibition files. Loan exhibition files provide documentation of artwork borrowed by other galleries or institutions for exhibitions, as well as shows outside of the gallery that were organized by Betty Parsons. Also found are gallery exhibition guest books, and announcements and catalogs.

Gallery correspondence is primarily with galleries and dealers, museums, arts organizations, and collectors. Scattered letters from artists are also found, although the bulk of the artists' correspondence is filed in the Artists Files. Also found here are memoranda and letters between Betty Parsons and her staff that contain detailed information concerning Parsons' schedule and gallery activities. Similar correspondence is found amongst the correspondence files within the series Betty Parsons papers.

Appraisal and conservation files include correspondence, appraisal invoices, forms, and appraisal requests and other information from the Art Dealers Association of America, and conservation invoices and reports. The majority of the appraisal records contain information about the specific works of art, including artist, title, date, current owner and the estimated value at the time of the request. Conservation records document conservation treatments undertaken by outside conservators to gallery stock.

Sales, purchases, stock and inventory are well documented in the sales and inventory records. The records provide detailed information about individual sales, prices of individual pieces of artwork, consignments, and loans. Most sales records also include detailed information about the buyer and are a valuable resource for provenance research. Files documenting the general administration, routine business operations, and financial transactions (not individual sales) of the gallery are housed in the general business and financial records. These records include ledgers, receipts, tax records, and banking records. There is some limited information about works of art scattered amongst the receipts and in the "in/out slips" files. Legal records house general legal documents and those concerning specific lawsuits. Of particular note is the file detailing the lawsuit between Betty Parsons and Sidney Janis over the fifth floor of 24 West 57th Street.

The remainder of the collection consists of Betty Parsons' personal papers which document Parsons' career prior to opening her own gallery, her work as an artist, and her personal art collection.

Some information about Parsons' work prior to opening her own gallery is found in the early curatorial files she retained from her curatorial and administrative work at the Wakefield Gallery and the Mortimer Brandt Gallery. Clippings, correspondence, announcements, exhibition lists and exhibition files are found. For both positions, she kept only the exhibition files for a small group of exhibitions organized around a specific theme, the most notable being the exhibition of Pre-Columbian Sculpture at the Wakefield Gallery.

Biographical materials include copies of her biography, family genealogies, photographs of Parsons, interviews with Colette Roberts and WYNC radio, memberships, photographs, and ephemera, including a collection of programs and invitations from events that she attended. Throughout her life Parsons gave generously of her time to various cultural and charitable institutions and was awarded for her contributions. There are also a number of files that document her speaking engagements, her participation as a juror in numerous juried exhibitions, charitable work, and awards that she received.

Parsons' personal correspondence files reflect how deeply Parsons' life was intertwined with the gallery. There are letters from museum directors, dealers, artists seeking representation, and personal letters from artists with whom she had close personal relationships, most notably Larry Bigelow, Alexander Calder, William Condon, and Ad Reinhardt. There are also letters from the English artist Adge Baker, with whom Parsons was romantically involved. Correspondence also includes several files of postcards and Christmas cards.

Pocket diaries and engagement calendars, spanning from 1933-1981 (although the 1950s are notably missing) record social engagements, meetings, vacations, and telephone numbers. Also found are three notebooks, and three sketchbooks, two of which are annotated. Writings by others include writings about Betty Parsons or the Betty Parsons' Gallery, such as Lawrence Alloway's unpublished typescript titled "An American Gallery" and other topics.

Printed material consists of exhibition announcements and catalogs, art magazines, and newspaper and magazine clippings about Betty Parsons, her family and acquaintances, artists, and other art related topics, coupled with a miscellaneous selection of clippings on topics that presumably captured Parsons' attention.

Personal art work records document Betty Parsons' career as an artist through inventories, group and solo exhibitions files, price lists, appraisals, sales and consignment invoices. Photographs are primarily reproductions of her works of art, although there are scattered photographs of exhibition installations.

Betty Parsons private art collection files document Parsons extensive personal collection of art that included works by Jackson Pollock, Agnes Martin, Romare Bearden, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko, in addition to Amlash sculpture from ancient Persia and primitive sculpture from New Hebrides. These files include inventories, lists, exhibition records, sales and purchase invoices, and photographs. There are also files for donations and loans from Parsons' personal collection to museums and fund raising auctions for several non-profit institutions.

Finally, the personal financial records provide information about the Parsons' family finances and her personal financial success as an art dealer. In addition to her own investments, Parsons inherited shares in family investments through the estates of her parents, J. Fred Pierson, Jr. and Suzanne Miles Pierson, and younger sister, Emily Rayner. Real estate files include correspondence, utility bills, receipts, area maps, and land plots for houses in Sheepscot, Maine and St. Maartens, Netherlands Antilles. Tax returns, ledger worksheets, receipts, banking statements, deposit slips, and cancelled checks are among the other financial records.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged into seven series:

Many of the series are further divided into subseries.

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects:

  • Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977
  • Feely, Paul, 1910-1966
  • Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956
  • Pousette-Dart, Richard, 1916-
  • Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970
  • Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967
  • Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-
  • Still, Clyfford, 1904-
  • Youngerman, Jack, 1926-
  • Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970
  • George, Thomas, 1918-
  • Liberman, Alexander, 1912-
  • Lipton, Seymour, 1903-
  • Reichek, Jesse, 1916-
  • Lazzari, Pietro, 1898-
  • Margo, Boris, 1902
  • Janis, Sidney

Subjects-Topical:

  • Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Abstract expressionism -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Art dealers
  • Painters -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York

Types of Materials:

  • Interviews
  • Sketchbooks
  • Photographs

Names:

  • Parsons, Betty
  • Roberts, Colette, 1910-
  • Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-
  • Congdon, William, 1912-
  • Baker, Adge
  • Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976
  • Bigelow, Larry
  • Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967
  • Wakefield Gallery
  • Betty Parsons Gallery
  • Mortimer Brandt Gallery (New York, N.Y.)

Provenance

The gallery donated some records in 1974, many of which had been loaned earlier for microfilming. The bulk of the collection was donated in 1984 and 1986 by William Rayner and Chrisopher Schwabacher, executors of the Estate of Betty Parsons. Additional material was donated by William Rayner in 1998.

Separated and Related Materials

Some of the material originally loaned for microfilming in 1968 and 1969 was not included in later donations and can be viewed on microfilm reels N68/62-N68/74 and N69/105-N69/106. Loaned materials are not described in the container listing in this finding aid.

Also found in the Archives of American Art are oral history interviews with Betty Parsons, June 4-9, 1969, by Paul Cummings, and June 11, 1981 by Gerald Silk.

How the Collection was Processed

Portions of the collection were loaned for microfilming on reels N68/62-N68/74 and N69/105-N69/105, much of which was included in later gifts. Many, but not all, of the records donated in three later gifts were microfilmed on reels 4087-4129, which are no longer in circulation. All donations were merged and the collection was fully processed, arranged, and described in accordance with archival standards by Jennifer Meehan and Kathleen Brown between 2007-2008, fully digitized in 2009, and made available on the Archives website in 2010 as part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Digitization Project.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Available Formats

The bulk of this collection was digitized in 2009 and published online in 2010 on the Archives of American Art's website.

Materials that generally have not been scanned include duplicates, blank pages, slides, transparencies, unannotated photographs of works of art, routine financial transactions that do not document sales of artwork, and income tax records. Only the covers and title pages for many publications, such as catalogs, pamphlets, etc., have been scanned. Materials not scanned are noted at the folder headings and available by appointment.

How to Cite this Collection

Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Artists Files, 1935-1983
(Boxes 1-18, 51, and OV 53; 17.8 linear feet)

At least one-third of the collection consists of Artists Files stemming from the the gallery's business relationships (and Betty Parsons' personal relationships) with numerous artists. The correspondence focuses primarily on representation, promotion, exhibitions, and sales. Files contain correspondence with artists, museums, curators, collectors, and dealers, as well as with insurance agencies, and shipping and storage companies. Also found in the files are price lists, sales and expense records, shipping records, exhibition announcements and catalogs, biographical material, clippings, photographs of artwork and artists, writings by and about artists, and related material.

The files provide extensive documentation of the gallery's activities on behalf of individual artists, as well as Betty Parsons' role in the rise of Abstract Expressionism in American art and her close personal relationships with certain artists. Of particular note are the files on Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, and Barnett Newman, who were among the artists shown in the early years of the gallery. The Pollock file contains letters to and from the artist and his wife, Lee Krasner, as well as correspondence between Peggy Guggenheim and Parsons concerning Pollock's work and career.

Extensive documentation can also be found on the artists Forrest Bess, William Congdon, Paul Feeley, Thomas George, Alexander Liberman, Seymour Lipton, Richard Pousette-Dart, Jesse Reichek, and Jack Youngerman. Other artists of note include Hans Hofmann, Ray Johnson, Lyman Kipp, Robert Murray, Agnes Martin, Alfonso Ossorio, Eduardo Paolozzi, Anne Ryan, Ad Reinhardt, Hans Richter, and Theodoros Stamos.

Correspondence with artists can also be found amongst the gallery correspondence files, as well as in Betty Parsons' personal correspondence. Artists Files are arranged alphabetically by artist and further subdivided if needed by format. Files described as "General" typically include records in a wide variety of formats, such as correspondence, sales and expenses records, and shipping records.

This series has been scanned in its entirety, except for duplicates, and slides and photographs of artwork.

Box Folder
1 1 Adams, Robert, 1949-1957
1 2 Adams, Robert - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1948-1950
(Not scanned)
1 3 Baker, Adge, 1974-1983
1 4 Banerjee, 1980-1982
1 5 Barker, Walter - Correspondence, 1954-1976
1 6 Barker, Walter - Price Lists, Sales, and Accounts, 1966-1969
1 7 Barker, Walter - Clippings, 1966-1975
1 8 Barker, Walter - Biographical Material, circa 1954-1976
1 9 Barker, Walter - Announcements and Catalogs, 1966-1977
1 10-12 Barker, Walter - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1954-1976
(3 folders; not scanned)
1 13 Barker, Walter - Photographs, Opening, Installation, and Works in Progress, circa 1954-1976
1 14 Bart, Robert, 1968
(Partially scanned)
1 15 Bartlett, Frederic, 1943-1947
1 16 Baynard, Ed, 1971-1974
1 17 Bess, Forrest - Biographical Material, 1950-1977
1 18-29 Bess, Forrest - Correspondence, 1946-1983
(12 folders)
1 30 Bess, Forrest - Writings by and about Artist, 1951-1981
1 31 Bess, Forrest - Announcements and Catalogs, 1951-1982
1 32-33 Bess, Forrest - Clippings, 1951-1982
(2 folders)
1 34 Bess, Forrest - Whitney Exhibition, 1981-1982
1 35 Bess, Forrest - Sales and Expenses, 1950-1967
1 36-37 Bess, Forrest - Contact Sheets and Negatives, Sculpture in India, 1950s
(2 folders; not scanned)
1 38 Bess, Forrest - Color Transparencies, Works of Art, circa 1950-1970
(Not scanned)
1 39-41 Bess, Forrest - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1950-1970
(3 folders; not scanned)
1 42 Bess, Forrest - Color Snapshots of Works of Art, circa 1950-1970
(Not scanned)
1 43 Bess, Forrest - Photographs, Installations, 1962, 1981
1 44 Bess, Forrest - Snapshots by Artist, 1960s
1 45 Bess, Forrest - Sketches, circa 1950-1970
1 46-48 Bigelow, Larry, 1949-1962
(3 folders)
1 49 Boden, Pamela, undated
1 50-51 Bodin, Paul, 1959-1961
(2 folders; partially scanned)
1 52 Bodin, Paul - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1959-1961
(Not scanned)
Box Folder
2 1 Bonge, Dusti - Correspondence, 1956-1981
2 2 Bonge, Dusti - Ink Drawings, circa 1956-1981
2 3 Bonge, Dusti - Clippings, Announcements, and Catalogs, 1956-1976
2 4 Bonge, Dusti - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1956-1981
(See also Box 51; not scanned)
2 5 Bonge, Dusti - Photographs, Artist, circa 1956-1981
2 6 Bonge, Dusti - Photographs, Installations, 1962
2 7-9 Box, Eden - Correspondence, 1953-1972
(3 folders)
2 10 Box, Eden - Sales and Expenses, 1953-1958
2 11 Box, Eden - Clippings, 1964
2 12 Box, Eden - Announcements and Catalogs, 1953-1981
2 13 Box, Eden - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1953-1981
(Not scanned)
2 14 Box, Eden - Photographs, Artist, circa 1953-1981
(See also Box 51)
2 15 Byars, Donna, 1974
2 16-18 Cascella, Andrea, 1965-1980
(3 folders)
2 19 Ceroli, Mario - Correspondence, 1973-1975
2 20 Ceroli, Mario - Clippings, 1975
2 21 Ceroli, Mario - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1973-1975
(Not scanned)
2 22 Ceroli, Mario - Catalogs, 1972, 1974
2 23-27 Chase-Riboud, Barbara - General, 1970-1980
(5 folders)
2 28 Chase-Riboud, Barbara - Certificates of Authenticity (?), circa 1970-1980
2 29 Chase-Riboud, Barbara - Price Lists, 1971-1972
2 30 Chase-Riboud, Barbara - Announcements and Catalogs, 1969-1975
2 31 Chase-Riboud, Barbara - Color Separations and Slides, Works of Art, circa 1970-1980
(Not scanned)
2 32 Chase-Riboud, Barbara - Photograph, Artist, circa 1970-1980
2 33-34 Chase-Riboud, Barbara - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1970-1980
(2 folders; not scanned)
2 35 Chase-Riboud, Barbara - Clippings and Publications, 1966-1973
2 36 Chase-Riboud, Barbara - Clippings and Publications, Duplicates, 1966-1973
(Not scanned)
2 37-38 de Chirico, Giorgio, 1948-1957
(2 folders)
2 39 Christoffersen, Frede, 1982-1983
2 40 Chryssa - Biographical Material, circa 1960-1964
2 41 Chryssa - Correspondence, 1958-1964
(See also OV 53)
2 42 Chryssa - Sales, 1961
2 43 Chryssa - Clippings, Announcements, and Catalogs, 1960-1966
2 44 Chryssa - Photographs, Installation, circa 1962
Box Folder
3 1 Clendenin, Eve, 1973-1974
3 2 Cohen, Bernard - General, 1964-1968
3 3 Cohen, Bernard - Slides and Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1964-1968
(Not scanned)
3 4 Cohen, Bernard - Clippings, 1965-1967
3 5-7 Cohen, Bernard - Catalogs, 1961-1972
(3 folders)
3 8 Congdon, William - Biographical Material, circa 1948-1983
3 9 Congdon, William - Autobiographical Writings, 1961
3 10 Congdon, William - Statements on Art, 1952-1965
3 11 Congdon, William - Writings on Artist and Other Writings, circa 1948-1983
3 12 Congdon, William - Writings by Artist, 1957
3 13 Congdon, William - Miscellaneous Exhibition Material, 1960s
3 14-40 Congdon, William - General, 1948-1983
(27 folders)
Box Folder
4 1 Congdon, William - Price Lists, 1950-1962
4 2 Congdon, William - Sales Record, circa 1948-1983
4 3 Congdon, William - Inventory Records, 1965-1968
4 4 Congdon, William - Announcements, 1949-1982
4 5-7 Congdon, William - Catalogs, 1953-1983
(3 folders)
4 8-11 Congdon, William - Clippings, circa 1950-1970
(4 folders)
4 12 Congdon, William - Other Printed Material, 1953-1967
4 13 Congdon, William - Photographs, Artist, circa 1948-1983
4 14 Congdon, William - Photographs, Installations, circa 1948-1983
4 15-23 Congdon, William - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1948-1983
(9 folders; not scanned)
4 24 Congdon, William - Photographs, "Works for Sale", circa 1948-1983
(Not scanned)
4 25 Congdon, William - Negatives, Works of Art, circa 1948-1983
(Not scanned)
4 26 Congdon, William - Color Reproductions of Art Work, circa 1948-1983
(Not scanned)
4 27 Cooke, Kathleen - Biographical Material, 1969-1974
4 28-29 Cooke, Kathleen - General, 1969-1975
(2 folders)
4 30 Cooke, Kathleen - Price Lists, 1970-1973
4 31-32 Cooke, Kathleen - Clippings, 1969-1973
(2 folders)
4 33 Cooke, Kathleen - Announcements and Catalogs, 1969-1973
4 34 Cornell, Joseph, 1948-1976
4 35-36 Dante, Giglio - General, 1944-1951
(2 folders)
4 37 Dante, Giglio - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1944-1951
(Not scanned)
4 38 Dante, Giglio - Clippings, Announcements, and Price Lists, 1945-1949
4 39 Davidson, Carol Kreeger, 1975-1976
4 40-41 Dienes, Sari - General, 1952-1959
(2 folders)
4 42 Dienes, Sari - Announcements and Catalogs, 1950-1959
4 43 Dienes, Sari - Clippings, 1955-1959
4 44 Dienes, Sari - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1952-1959
(Not scanned)
4 45-46 Donati, Enrico - General, 1946-1965
(2 folders)
4 47 Donati, Enrico - Photographs, Installation, circa 1946-1965
4 48 Donati, Enrico - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1946-1965
(Not scanned)
Box Folder
5 1 Donati, Enrico - Clippings, 1954-1959
5 2 Donati, Enrico - Announcements and Catalogs, 1958-1979
5 3 Donati, Enrico - Announcements and Catalogs, Duplicates, 1958-1979
(Not scanned)
5 4 Dorr, William, undated
(Partially scanned)
5 5 Evans, John, 1968-1969
5 6 Falkenstein, Claire, 1952-1954
5 7 Falkenstein, Claire - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1952-1958
(Not scanned)
5 8 Feeley, Paul - Biographical Material, circa 1960-1974
5 9-16 Feeley, Paul - General, 1959-1980
(8 folders)
5 17 Feeley, Paul - Price Lists and Summary of Sales, 1960-1967
5 18 Feeley, Paul - Catalog Essay by E. C. Goossen, circa 1960-1980
5 19 Feeley, Paul - Snapshots, Artist and Friends, 1960s
5 20 Feeley, Paul - Photographs, Installations, circa 1960-1980
5 21 Feeley, Paul - Transparencies, Works of Art, circa 1960-1980
(Not scanned)
5 22-30 Feeley, Paul - Photographs, Works of Art (1954-1965), circa 1960-1980
(9 folders; not scanned)
5 31-32 Feeley, Paul - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1960-1980
(2 folders; not scanned)
5 33 Feeley, Paul - Slides, Works of Art, circa 1960-1980
(Not scanned)
5 34 Feeley, Paul - Printer's Plates, circa 1960-1980
(Not scanned)
5 35 Feeley, Paul - Announcements, 1960-1982
5 36 Feeley, Paul - Catalogs, 1962-1970
5 37 Feeley, Paul - A Selection of Critical Reviews for "Art of the Real", 1967
5 38-39 Feeley, Paul - Clippings, 1962-1975
(2 folders)
5 40-42 Ferber, Herbert, 1947-1955
(3 folders)
5 43 Ferguson, Claire, 1979-1980
5 44 Fernandez, Augustin, 1967-1970
5 45 Fernandez, Augustin - Photographs, Works of Art, 1967-1970
(Not scanned)
5 46 Fimpel, Vernon, 1968-1969
5 47 Fimpel, Vernon - Transparencies, Works of Art, circa 1968-1969
(Not scanned)
5 48 Fine, Perle - General, 1948-1954
5 49 Fine, Perle - Announcements and Clippings, 1947-1951
5 50 Fine, Perle - Photographs, Artist, circa 1950
Box Folder
6 1-3 Fine, Perle - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1948-1954
(3 folders; not scanned)
6 4 Fischel, Marguerite, 1948-1949
6 5 Frankenthaler, Helen, 1968-1969
6 6 Freedberg, Albert, 1951
6 7 Freemantle, Chloe, 1978-1979
6 8 Fritzius, Harry, 1979
6 9 Gear, William - Correspondence, 1944-1950
6 10 Gear, William - General, circa 1947-1949
6 11 Gear, William - Photographs, 1949
(Partially scanned)
6 12-13 Gego, 1970-1972
(2 folders; partially scanned)
6 14 Geitlinger, Ernst, 1949-1950
6 15 Geitlinger, Ernst - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1949-1950
(Not scanned)
6 16 George, Thomas - Biographical Material and Writings, circa 1960-1980
6 17 George, Thomas - Biographical Material and Writings, Duplicates, circa 1960-1980
(Not Scanned)
6 18-23 George, Thomas - Correspondence, 1959-1981
(6 folders)
6 24-25 George, Thomas - Announcements and Catalogs, 1964-1981
(2 folders)
6 26 George, Thomas - Sales and Expenses, 1959-1982
6 27 George, Thomas - Price Lists, 1963-1981
6 28 George, Thomas - Photographs, Installations, 1965-1971
6 29-34 George, Thomas - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1960-1980
(6 folders; not scanned)
6 35 George, Thomas - Color Transparencies, Works of Art, circa 1960-1980
(Not scanned)
6 36-41 George, Thomas - Clippings and Other Printed Material, 1959-1978
(6 folders)
6 42 George, Thomas - Clippings and Other Printed Material, Duplicates, 1959-1978
(Not scanned)
6 43 George, Thomas - Publicity, Norwegian Exhibition, 1971
6 44 Gillen, Michael - General, 1968-1971
6 45-48 Gillen, Michael - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1968-1971
(4 folders; not scanned)
6 49 Godwin, Judith, 1959-1981
6 50 Godwin, Judith - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1959-1960
(Not scanned)
6 51 Goodwin, John, 1976-1977
6 52 Gray, Cleve, 1966
6 53-55 Guerrero, Jose - General, 1954-1963
(3 folders)
6 56 Guerrero, Jose - Clippings, Announcements, and Catalogs, 1954-1964
6 57 Guerrero, Jose - Photograph, Artist, circa 1954-1963
6 58 Guerrero, Jose - Photographs, Installations, circa 1954-1963
6 59 Guerrero, Jose - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1954-1963
(Not scanned)
Box Folder
7 1 Guston, Phillip, 1974
7 2 Hales, Dorothy (collector), 1954
7 3 Hamblett, Theora - Biographical Material and Price Lists, 1969-1978
7 4-13 Hamblett, Theora - Correspondence, 1954-1982
(10 folders)
7 14-15 Hamblett, Theora - Writings, 1957-1975
(2 folders)
7 16 Hamblett, Theora - Sales and Expenses, 1958-1982
7 17 Hamblett, Theora - Lists of Works, circa 1954-1980
7 18 Hamblett, Theora - Inventory Cards, 1965-1970
7 19 Hamblett, Theora - Announcements and Catalogs, 1955-1981
7 20-22 Hamblett, Theora - Clippings, 1958-1973
(3 folders)
7 23 Hamblett, Theora - Information Supplied by the Artist about Individual Works of Art, 1970s
7 24 Hamblett, Theora - Slides, Works of Art, circa 1954-1980
(Not scanned)
7 25 Hamblett, Theora - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1954-1980
(Not scanned)
7 26 Hamblett, Theora - Color Separations, Works of Art, circa 1954-1980
(Not scanned)
7 27 Hamblett, Theora - Photographs, Artist, 1970s
7 28-29 Hawkins, John Franklin, 1943-1944
(2 folders)
7 30 Hawkins, John Franklin - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1943-1944
(Not scanned)
7 31-32 Hayter, Stanley William, 1944-1945
(2 folders)
7 33 Hayter, Stanley William - Photographs, Works of Art, 1944-1945
(Not scanned)
7 34 Heller, Dorothy, 1972-1980
7 35-37 Hennessey, Timothy - General, 1963-1972
(3 folders)
7 38 Hennessey, Timothy - Sales, 1966-1970
7 39 Hennessey, Timothy - Clippings, Announcements, and Catalogs, 1966-1970
7 40 Hennessey, Timothy - Photographs, Robes Designed by Artist, 1960s
7 41 Hoff, Margo, circa 1980
7 42-44 Hofmann, Hans - General, 1944-1947
(3 folders)
7 45 Hofmann, Hans - Announcements and Catalogs, 1944-1981
7 46 Hofmann, Hans - Clippings, 1943-1963
7 47-48 Hofmann, Hans - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1944-1947
(2 folders; not scanned)
7 49 Howell, Douglass, 1954-1955
(Partially scanned)
7 50-51 Hugo, Jean - General, 1971-1976
(2 folders)
7 52 Hugo, Jean - Clippings, Announcements, and Catalogs, 1972-1975
7 53 Hugo, Jean - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1971-1976
(Not scanned)
7 54 Hugo, Jean - Photographs, Artist, circa 1972
7 55-56 Huyck, Laura Talmage, 1955-1966
(2 folders)
7 57 Huyck, Laura Talmage - Photographs, circa 1955-1966
(Not scanned)
Box Folder
8 1-3 Jackson, Jean Jones - General, 1966-1979
(3 folders)
8 4 Jackson, Jean Jones - Announcements and Clippings, 1967-1973
8 5-7 Jackson, Jean Jones - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1966-1979
(3 folders; not scanned)
8 8 Jackson, Jean Jones - Photographs, Artist, 1967
8 9 Jacobsen, Jurgen, 1948-1949
8 10 Johnson, Buffie, 1950-1952
8 11 Johnson, Buffie - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1950-1952
(Not scanned)
8 12 Johnson, Ray - General, 1972-1973
8 13 Johnson, Ray - Clippings, 1964-1973
8 14-15 Johnson, Ray - Announcements and Catalogs, 1968-1975
(2 folders)
8 16-17 Johnson, Ray - Photographs, Works of Art, 1970s
(2 folders; not scanned)
8 18 Johnson, Ray - Sketch, 1970s
8 19 Johnson, Ray - Photograph, Installation, 1970s
8 20 Johnson, William H., 1943-1944, 1973
(partially scanned)
8 21 Kabak, Robert, 1964-1968
8 22 Kabak, Robert - Photographs and Slides, Works of Art, 1965-1967
(Not scanned)
8 23 Kelly, Ellsworth - Catalogue, 1964
8 24-27 Kent, Adaline - General, 1948-1977
(4 folders)
8 28 Kent, Adaline - Slides, Installations, circa 1948-1977
(Not scanned)
8 29 Kent, Adaline - Announcements, Catalogs, and Book Cover, 1949-1957
8 30 Kent, Adaline - Clippings, 1948-1958
8 31 Kent, Adaline - Photographs, Artist's Studio, 1950s
(See Box 51)
8 32 Kent, Adaline - Photographs, Artist, 1956
8 33 Kent, Adaline - Photographs, Installations, 1950s
8 34-35 Kent, Adaline - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1948-1977
(2 folders; not scanned)
8 36 Kipp, Lyman - Biographical Material, circa 1954-1983
8 37-40 Kipp, Lyman - General, 1954-1983
(4 folders)
8 41 Kipp, Lyman - Price Lists, 1956-1960
8 42-43 Kipp, Lyman - Announcements and Catalogs, 1954-1971
(2 folders)
8 44-46 Kipp, Lyman - Clippings, 1956-1968
(3 folders)
8 47 Kipp, Lyman - Photographs, Artist, 1960s
8 48-51 Kipp, Lyman - Photographs, "Old Works", circa 1954-1983
(4 folders; not scanned)
8 52 Kipp, Lyman - Photographs, "Works Sold", circa 1948-1983
(Not scanned)
Box Folder
9 1-2 Kipp, Lyman - Photographs, Recent Works of Art, 1960s
(2 folders; not scanned)
9 3 Kipp, Lyman - Snapshots, Works of Art, 1962
(Not scanned)
9 4 Kipp, Lyman - Reproductions, Works of Art, 1970s
(Not scanned)
9 5-6 Knoop, Guitou, 1935-1950
(2 folders)
9 7 Knoop, Guitou - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1947
(Not scanned)
9 8 Koehler, Henry - General, 1971-1980
9 9-10 Koehler, Henry - Announcements and Catalogs, 1960-1979
(2 folders)
9 11 Koehler, Henry - Clippings, 1967-1972
9 12 Koehler, Henry - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1971-1980
(Not scanned)
9 13 Krasner, Lee, 1949-1983
9 14 Krasner, Lee - Reproductions of Works of Art, circa 1950s
(Not scanned)
9 15 Lazzari, Pietro - Biographical Material, circa 1947-1974
9 16 Lazzari, Pietro - General, 1947-1974
9 17 Lazzari, Pietro - Clippings and Announcements, 1955-1966
9 18 Lazzari, Pietro - Photographs, Artist, 1960s
9 19 Lazzari, Pietro - Snapshots and Slides, Works of Art, circa 1947-1974
(Glass slide is cracked; not scanned)
9 20-24 Lazzari, Pietro - Photographs, Works of Art, 1960s
(5 folders; not scanned)
9 25-26 Lee, Amy Freeman - General, 1949-1952
(2 folders)
9 27 Lee, Amy Freeman - Clippings, Announcements, and Catalogs, 1947-1950
9 28 Lee, Amy Freeman - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1949-1952
9 29 Liberman, Alexander - Biographical Material, circa 1960-1979
9 30-34 Liberman, Alexander - Correspondence, 1960-1979
(5 folders)
9 35 Liberman, Alexander - Hand-Screened Christmas Card, circa 1960-1979
9 36 Liberman, Alexander - Exhibition Guest List, circa 1960-1979
9 37 Liberman, Alexander - Price Lists, 1960-1972
9 38-40 Liberman, Alexander - Appraisals, Sales, and Expenses, 1960-1976
(3 folders)
9 41 Liberman, Alexander - Press Releases, circa 1960-1979
9 42 Liberman, Alexander - Publicity, 1970
9 43 Liberman, Alexander - Photographs, Works of Art, 1960s
(Not scanned)
9 44 Liberman, Alexander - Photographs, Installations, 1960s
9 45-49 Liberman, Alexander - Announcements and Catalogs, 1960-1982
(5 folders)
9 50-53 Liberman, Alexander - Clippings, 1960-1974
(4 folders)
9 54 Liberman, Alexander - Miscellaneous Catalog Material, 1960-1974
Box Folder
10 1-2 Liebman, Marjorie - General, 1952-1962
(2 folders)
10 3 Liebman, Marjorie - Clippings, Announcements, and Catalogs, 1956-1959
10 4 Liebman, Marjorie - Photographs, Installations, circa 1952-1962
10 5 Liebman, Marjorie - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1952-1962
(Not scanned)
10 6 Lindner, Richard - Biographical Material, 1950s
10 7 Lindner, Richard - General, 1954-1979
10 8 Lindner, Richard - Photograph, Artist, circa 1954-1979
(See box 51)
10 9-10 Lindner, Richard - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1954-1979
(2 folders, see also box 51; not scanned)
10 11 Lipton, Seymour - Biographical Material, circa 1947-1963
10 12-18 Lipton, Seymour - General, 1947-1963
(7 folders)
10 19-20 Lipton, Seymour - Price Lists, Sales, and Expenses, 1950-1963
(2 folders)
10 21 Lipton, Seymour - Press Releases, 1957-1958
10 22 Lipton, Seymour - Announcements and Catalogs, 1948-1964
10 23 Lipton, Seymour - Publications, 1951-1962
10 24-26 Lipton, Seymour - Clippings, 1947-1964
(3 folders)
10 27 Lipton, Seymour - Sketches, circa 1947-1963
10 28 Lipton, Seymour - Photographs, Artist and Betty Parsons, 1961
10 29 Lipton, Seymour - Photographs, Installation, 1961
10 30-31 Lipton, Seymour - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1947-1963
(2 folders; not scanned)
10 32 Lipton, Seymour - Slides, Works of Art, circa 1947-1963
(Not scanned)
10 33 Little, John, 1948-1950
10 34-35 Lukin, Sven, 1960-1966
(2 folders)
10 36 Lukin, Sven - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1959-1966
(Not scanned)
10 37-38 Malpass, Michael, 1978-1981
(2 folders)
10 39 Marfield, Dwight, 1944-1946
10 40-44 Margo, Boris - General, 1944-1979
(5 folders)
10 45 Margo, Boris - Press Releases, 1947-1950
10 46-47 Margo, Boris - Announcements and Catalogs, 1946-1964
(2 folders)
10 48 Margo, Boris - Boris Margo: Graphic Work, 1932-1968, 1968
(Partially scanned)
10 49-50 Margo, Boris - Clippings, 1947-1962
(2 folders)
10 51-52 Margo, Boris - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1944-1979
(2 folders; not scanned)
Box Folder
11 1 Margo, Boris - Photographs, Installation, 1962
11 2 Margo, Boris - Photograph, Artist, circa 1944-1979
11 3 Margo, Boris - Photographs, Artist with Sculpture Commissioned by Hawaii Academy of Art, 1973
11 4 Margo, Boris - Reproductions, Works of Art, circa 1944-1979
(Not scanned)
11 5 Martin, Agnes - Biographical Material, circa 1958-1983
11 6-9 Martin, Agnes - General, 1958-1983
(4 folders)
11 10 Martin, Agnes - Announcements and Catalogs, 1958-1974
11 11 Martin, Agnes - Clippings, 1958-1974
11 12-13 Martin, Agnes - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1958-1983
(2 folders; not scanned)
11 14 Martin, Agnes - Photograph, Installation, circa 1958-1983
11 15 Mason, Susan Yardley, 1973-1979
(Partially scanned)
11 16 Masurovsky, Gregory - Biographical Material, circa 1967-1979
11 17-19 Masurovsky, Gregory - General, 1967-1979
(3 folders)
11 20 Masurovsky, Gregory - Announcements and Catalogs, 1969-1976
11 21 Masurovsky, Gregory - Clippings, 1969-1974
11 22 Masurovsky, Gregory - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1967-1979
(Not scanned)
11 23-24 McFadden, Elizabeth, 1956-1975
(2 folders)
11 25 McFadden, Elizabeth - Photographs, Works of Art, 1956-1975
(Not scanned)
11 26 Menkin, Marie, 1949-1951
11 27 Menkin, Marie - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1949-1951
(Not scanned)
11 28-29 Miles, Jeanne, 1943-1966
11 30 Miller, Guy, undated
(Partially scanned)
11 31 Mo, Carlo, 1969
(Partially scanned)
11 32 Monasterio, Luis Ortiz, 1952-1953
11 33 Murray, Robert - Biographical Material, circa 1963-1970
11 34 Murray, Robert - Correspondence, 1963-1970
11 35 Murray, Robert - Sales and Expenses, 1964-1968
11 36 Murray, Robert - Announcements and Catalogs, 1965-1974
11 37 Murray, Robert - Photographs, Installations, 1960s
11 38 Murray, Robert - Slides, Works of Art, circa 1963-1970
(Not scanned)
11 39 Murray, Robert - Transparencies, Works of Art, circa 1963-1970
(Not scanned)
11 40-43 Murray, Robert - Photographs, Works of Art, 1960s
(4 folders; not scanned)
11 44-45 Murray, Robert - Clippings, 1964-1968
(2 folders)
11 46 Nelson, Clara Katherine, 1940-1941
(Partially scanned)
11 47 Nevelson, Mike, undated
(Partially scanned)
11 48 Newman, Barnett - Biographical Material, circa 1950-1980
11 49-50 Newman, Barnett - Correspondence, 1950-1982
(2 folders)
11 51 Newman, Barnett - Sales and Expenses, 1949-1958
11 52 Newman, Barnett - Works in Betty Parsons Collections, 1959
11 53 Newman, Barnett - Announcements and Catalogs, 1959-1982
11 54 Newman, Barnett - Clippings, 1950-1971
11 55 Newman, Barnett - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1950-1980
(Not scanned)
Box Folder
12 1 Nuala (Elsa de Brun) - General, 1970-1976
12 2 Nuala (Elsa de Brun) - Catalogs, 1970s
12 3 Nuala (Elsa de Brun) - Clippings, 1947-1973
12 4 Nuala (Elsa de Brun) - Photographs, Works of Art, 1970s
(Not scanned)
12 5 O'Doherty, Brian (Patrick Ireland), 1969-1975
12 6 O'Doherty, Brian (Patrick Ireland), Photographs, Works of Art circa 1969-1975
(Not scanned)
12 7 O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1965-1977
12 8-11 Ossorio, Alfonso - General, 1941-1964
(4 folders)
12 12 Ossorio, Alfonso - Price Lists and List of Collectors, 1956-1961
12 13 Ossorio, Alfonso - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1941-1964
(Not scanned)
12 14 Ossorio, Alfonso - Photographs, Installations, circa 1941-1964
12 15 Ossorio, Alfonso - Announcements and Catalogs, 1943-1961
12 16 Ossorio, Alfonso - Clippings, 1953-1961
12 17 Ostergaard, Glenn, 1977-1982
12 18 Ostergaard, Glenn - Slides, Works of Art, circa 1977-1982
(Not scanned)
12 19-20 Owens, Charles - General, 1942-1951
(2 folders)
12 21 Owens, Charles - Clippings and Announcements, 1942-1948
12 22 Owens, Charles - Snapshots, Artist, 1940s
12 23-25 Owens, Charles - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1942-1951
(3 folders; not scanned)
12 26-28 Paolozzi, Eduardo - General, 1958-1963
(3 folders)
12 29 Paolozzi, Eduardo - Price Lists, Sales, and Expenses, 1959-1962
12 30 Paolozzi, Eduardo - Clippings, 1960-1969
12 31-32 Paolozzi, Eduardo - Announcements and Catalogs, 1958-1963
(2 folders)
12 33 Paolozzi, Eduardo - Photographs, Installation, circa 1958-1963
12 34 Paolozzi, Eduardo - Slides, Works of Art, circa 1958-1963
(Not scanned)
12 35-38 Paolozzi, Eduardo - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1958-1963
(4 folders; not scanned)
12 39 Parzini, Luigi, 1964-1965
12 40 Pearson, Henry, 1969-1974
12 41 Perry, Charles O., 1964-1974
12 42 Perry, Charles O., 1964-1974
(Not scanned)
12 43 Pollock, Jackson - Biographical Material, 1947-1952
12 44 Pollock, Jackson - Contracts, 1947-1950
12 45 Pollock, Jackson - Writings about Pollock, 1949-1975
12 46 Pollock, Jackson - Draft of Chronology for Exhibition Catalog, Museum of Modern Art, 1967
12 47-52 Pollock, Jackson - Correspondence, 1947-1983
(6 folders)
Box Folder
13 1 Pollock, Jackson - Price Lists, Sales, and Expenses, 1948-1953
13 2 Pollock, Jackson - Loans, Consignments, and Lists of Works, 1947-1952
13 3 Pollock, Jackson - Advertising, 1947-1952
13 4-5 Pollock, Jackson - Stedelijk Museum Exhibition, 1949-1950
(2 folders)
13 6 Pollock, Jackson - The Hilltop Theater Exhibition, 1951
13 7 Pollock, Jackson - The Arts Club of Chicago Exhibition, 1950-1952
13 8-10 Pollock, Jackson - Betty Parsons Gallery Exhibition (April 9-27, 1983), 1983
(3 folders; partially scanned)
13 11 Pollock, Jackson - Slides, Works of Art, circa 1979
(Not scanned)
13 12 Pollock, Jackson - Announcements, 1948-1983
13 13 Pollock, Jackson - Catalogs, circa 1951
13 14 Pollock, Jackson - Announcements, Duplicates, 1948-1982
(Not scanned)
13 15 Pollock, Jackson - Betty Parsons Private Collection, Catalogs, 1968
13 16-17 Pollock, Jackson - Clippings, 1949-1982
(2 folders; see also Box 51)
13 18 Pollock, Jackson - Clippings on Betty Parsons Gallery, 1975-1982
13 19 Pollock, Jackson - Cancelled Checks, 1948-1952
13 20 Pollock, Jackson - Miscellaneous Notes and Printed Material, circa 1948-1952
13 21 Pollock, Jackson - Photograph, Installation, undated
13 22 Pollock, Jackson - Photograph Orders, 1947-1948
13 23-24 Pollock, Jackson - Photographs, Works of Art, 1948-1951
(2 folders; not scanned)
13 25 Porter, Stephen, 1969-1976
13 26 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Biographical Material, 1962-1967
13 27 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Writings by Artist, 1951-1955
13 28 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Writings on Artist, undated
13 29-31 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Correspondence, 1948-1983
(3 folders)
13 32 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Appraisals, 1964, 1968
13 33-36 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Sales and Expenses, 1948-1971
(4 folders)
13 37 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Brasses (rubbings), 1951
13 38 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Brasses (rubbings and line drawings), 1953
13 39 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Lists of Photographs, circa 1964-1967
13 40 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Color Separations, Works of Art, circa 1950-1970
(Not scanned)
13 41-42 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Transparencies, Works of Art, circa 1950-1970
(Not scanned)
Box Folder
14 1 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Slides, Works of Art, circa 1950-1970
(Not scanned)
14 2 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Whitney Museum Retrospective Exhibition (April 17 - May 26, 1963), 1963
14 3 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Art Journals, 1963, 1965
14 4 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Art Journals Duplicates, 1963, 1965
(Not scanned)
14 5-7 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Announcements and Catalogs, 1948-1978
(3 folders)
14 8 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Announcements and Catalogs, Duplicates, 1948-1965
(Not scanned)
14 9 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Price Lists, 1964-1967
14 10 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Gallery Inventories, circa 1950-1970
14 11 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Advertising, 1948-1961
14 12-13 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Clippings, 1949-1974
(2 folders)
14 14-15 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1950-1970
(2 folders; not scanned)
14 16 Pousette-Dart, Richard - Photographs, Artist, 1950s
14 17 Prentice, Nena, 1981-1982
14 18 Putnam, Wallace, 1958-1969
(Partially scanned)
14 19 Radoczy, Albert, circa 1946
14 20-21 Rauschenberg, Robert, 1951-1983
(2 folders)
14 22 Rauschenberg, Robert - Photographs, Works of Art, 1951-1983
(Not scanned)
14 23 Reichek, Jesse - Biographical Material, circa 1958-1970
14 24 Reichek, Jesse - Statement on Art, circa 1958-1970
14 25 Reichek, Jesse - Interview with Artist by Peter Selz, 1967-1968
14 26-32 Reichek, Jesse - Correspondence, 1957-1980
(7 folders; slides not scanned)
14 33 Reichek, Jesse - Inventories, 1962-1965
14 34 Reichek, Jesse - Prices Lists, 1958-1970
14 35 Reichek, Jesse - Sales and Expenses, 1958-1969
14 36 Reichek, Jesse - Political Activities on UC Berkeley Campus, circa 1970
14 37-38 Reichek, Jesse - Announcements and Catalogs, 1959-1969
(2 folders)
14 39-40 Reichek, Jesse - Clippings, 1959-1970
(2 folders)
14 41-43 Reichek, Jesse - Publications, 1959-1971
(3 folders)
14 44 Reichek, Jesse - Lithograph Series, 1957-1959
14 45 Reichek, Jesse - Lithograph Series, "Hommage a Klee", 1967
14 46 Reichek, Jesse - "Fontis: Poem by Rene Char, Fourteen Engravings by Jesse Reichek" (edition 24 of 25), 1961
14 47 Reichek, Jesse - "Fontis: Poem by Rene Char, Fourteen Engravings by Jesse Reichek" (edition 17 of 25), 1961
(Not scanned)
Box Folder
15 1 Reichek, Jesse - Transparencies, Works of Art, circa 1958-1970
(Not scanned)
15 2-5 Reichek, Jesse - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1958-1970
(4 folders; not scanned)
15 6 Reichek, Jesse - Photographs, Installations, circa 1958-1970
15 7 Reinhardt, Ad - Biographical Material, circa 1965
15 8 Reinhardt, Ad - Statements on Art, circa 1962
15 9-11 Reinhardt, Ad - Correspondence, 1947-1982
(3 folders)
15 12 Reinhardt, Ad - Price Lists, 1946-1956
15 13 Reinhardt, Ad - Summary of Sales, 1967
15 14-15 Reinhardt, Ad - Sales and Expenses, 1946-1977
(2 folders)
15 16 Reinhardt, Ad - Gallery Inventories, 1951-1960
15 17 Reinhardt, Ad - Loan Agreements, circa 1963-1980
15 18 Reinhardt, Ad - Ad Reinhardt Retrospective, (November 23, 1966 - January 15, 1967 : The Jewish Museum, New York, N.Y.), 1966
15 19-20 Reinhardt, Ad - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1947-1967
(2 folders; not scanned)
15 21 Reinhardt, Ad - Photographs, Installations, 1952-1967
15 22 Reinhardt, Ad - Photographic Collage of Ad Reinhardt Mural from the 1930s, 1967
15 23 Reinhardt, Ad - Catalogs, 1960-1974
15 24-25 Reinhardt, Ad - Announcements, 1947-1980
(2 folders)
15 26-28 Reinhardt, Ad - Clippings, 1946-1967
(3 folders)
15 29 Reynal, Jeanne - Biographical Material, circa 1959-1975
15 30 Reynal, Jeanne - Correspondence, 1959-1975
15 31 Reynal, Jeanne - Price Lists, Sales, and Expenses, 1959-1971
15 32 Reynal, Jeanne - Announcements, 1959-1971
15 33 Reynal, Jeanne - Clippings, 1959-1971
15 34 Reynal, Jeanne - Publicity, 1959
15 35 Reynal, Jeanne - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1959-1975
(Not scanned)
15 36 Richter, Hans - Correspondence, 1972-1980
15 37 Richter, Hans - Announcements and Catalogs, 1968-1983
15 38 Richter, Hans - Lists, Sales, and Expenses, 1973-1977
15 39 Richter, Hans - Clippings, 1973-1976
15 40 Richter, Hans - Photograph, Installation, 1973
15 41 Richter, Hans - Transparency, Work of Art, circa 1973
(Not scanned)
15 42 Robinson, Alexander, 1947-1957
15 43 Robinson, Alexander - Photographs, Works of Art, 1947-1957
(Not scanned)
15 44 Rosen, Jim, 1977-1978
(See also OV 53)
15 45 Rothko, Mark - Writings on Art, 1951
15 46 Rothko, Mark - Biographical Material, circa 1946-1951
15 47 Rothko, Mark - Mailing List, circa 1946-1951
15 48 Rothko, Mark - Correspondence, 1946-1983
15 49 Rothko, Mark - Gallery Inventories, 1946-1951
15 50 Rothko, Mark - Trial Re: Estate of Mark Rothko, 1974-1977
15 51 Rothko, Mark - Appraisal of Rothko Works, 1977
15 52 Rothko, Mark - Price Lists, 1949-1950
15 53 Rothko, Mark - Sales and Expenses, 1946-1977
15 54 Rothko, Mark - Cancelled Checks, 1950-1953
15 55 Rothko, Mark - Announcements, 1949-1981
15 56 Rothko, Mark - Clippings, 1946-1978
15 57 Rothko, Mark - Color Reproductions of Rothko Works, circa 1946-1952
(Not scanned)
15 58 Rothko, Mark - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1946-1952
(Not scanned)
15 59 Rothko, Mark - Photographs, Installations, 1952
15 60 Ruchin, Eugen, 1966-1974
(Partially scanned)
Box Folder
16 1 Russo, Sam - Correspondence, 1970-1975
16 2 Russo, Sam - Consignments and Sales, 1970-1973
16 3 Russo, Sam - Announcements, Catalogs, and Clippings, 1973-1976
16 4 Russo, Sam - Photographs and Slides, Works of Art, circa 1970-1973
(Not scanned)
16 5 Ryan, Anne - Biographical Material, circa 1954-1967
16 6-7 Ryan, Anne - Correspondence, 1950-1979
(2 folders)
16 8 Ryan, Anne - Sales and Expenses, 1950-1971
16 9 Ryan, Anne - Gallery Inventories and Price Lists, 1950-1972
16 10 Ryan, Anne - Clippings, 1951-1970
16 11-12 Ryan, Anne - Announcements and Catalogs, 1950-1981
(2 folders)
16 13 Ryan, Anne - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1950-1970
(Not scanned)
16 14 Schnabel, Day - Biographical Material, circa 1945-1976
16 15-16 Schnabel, Day - Correspondence, 1945-1976
(2 folders)
16 17 Schnabel, Day - Price Lists, Sales, and Expenses, 1946-1957
16 18 Schnabel, Day - Announcements, 1946-1957
16 19 Schnabel, Day - Clippings, 1946-1957
16 20 Schnabel, Day - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1946-1976
(Not scanned)
16 21 Schnabel, Day - Photographs, Artist at Work, 1955
16 22 Schwabacher, Ethel - Biographical Material, circa 1954-1962
16 23 Schwabacher, Ethel - Correspondence, 1954-1969
16 24 Schwabacher, Ethel - Price Lists, 1954-1962
16 25 Schwabacher, Ethel - Sales and Expenses, 1953-1963
16 26 Schwabacher, Ethel - Announcements and Catalogs, 1953-1962
16 27 Schwabacher, Ethel - Clippings, 1953-1962
16 28 Schwabacher, Ethel - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1953-1962
(Not scanned)
16 29 Sekula, Sonia - Biographical Material, circa 1951-1971
16 30 Sekula, Sonia - Correspondence, 1951-1971
16 31 Sekula, Sonia - Sales and Expenses, 1948-1971
16 32 Sekula, Sonia - Price Lists, 1951-1957
16 33 Sekula, Sonia - Sketches, 1956
16 34 Sekula, Sonia - Color Transparencies, Works of Art, circa 1948-1957
(Not scanned)
16 35 Sekula, Sonia - Announcements and Catalogs, 1951-1967
16 36 Sekula, Sonia - Clippings, 1948-1971
16 37 Sekula, Sonia - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1948-1957
(Not scanned)
16 38 Shemi, Yehiel, 1960-1983
16 39 Sherman, Robert, undated
16 40-41 Smith, Leon, 1958-1962
(2 folders)
16 42 Smith, Leon - Photographs, circa 1958-1962
(Partially scanned)
16 43 Soffer, Sasson - Biographical Material, circa 1960-1964
16 44 Soffer, Sasson - General, 1960-1964
16 45 Soffer, Sasson - Clippings, 1961-1964
16 46 Soffer, Sasson - Announcements and Catalogs, 1961-1963
16 47 Soffer, Sasson - Photographs, Installation, circa 1961
16 48-49 Soffer, Sasson - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1960-1964
(2 folders; not scanned)
16 50-51 Somare, Guido, 1960-1965
(2 folders)
16 52 Somare, Guido - Photographs, Works of Art, 1960-1965
(Not scanned)
16 53 Stamos, Theodoros - Biographical Material, 1947-1957
16 54-56 Stamos, Theodoros - Correspondence, 1947-1964, 1983
(3 folders)
16 57 Stamos, Theodoros - Sales and Expenses, 1944-1958
Box Folder
17 1 Stamos, Theodoros - Price Lists and Lists of Work, 1943-1957
17 2-3 Stamos, Theodoros - Clippings, 1948-1958
(2 folders)
17 4 Stamos, Theodoros - Other Printed Material, 1956-1957
17 5-6 Stamos, Theodoros - Announcements and Catalogs, 1943-1959, 1974
(2 folders)
17 7 Stamos, Theodoros - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1947-1957
(Not scanned)
17 8-9 Stephan, John, 1945-1952
(2 folders)
17 10 Stephan, John - Photographs, Works of Art, 1968
(Not scanned)
17 11-12 Still, Clyfford - Correspondence, 1947-1960, 1979, 1982
(2 folders)
17 13 Still, Clyfford - Price Lists, Sales, and Expenses, 1947-1951
17 14 Still, Clyfford - Announcements and Clippings, 1947-1980
17 15 Still, Clyfford - Photographs, Installations, circa 1947-1953
17 16 Still, Clyfford - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1949-1969
(Not scanned)
17 17 Strobel, Thomas, 1964-1965
(Partially scanned)
17 18 Sturm, Dorothy - Biographical Material, circa 1956
17 19-22 Sturm, Dorothy - Correspondence, 1952-1975
(4 folders)
17 23 Sturm, Dorothy - Announcements and Guest Book Sheets, 1955-1961
17 24 Sturm, Dorothy - Catalogs and Clippings, 1955-1971
17 25 Sturm, Dorothy - Price Lists, Sales, and Expenses, 1952-1970
17 26-29 Sturm, Dorothy - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1952-1975
(4 folders; not scanned)
17 30 Thomas, John, 1973-1975
17 31 Tomlin, Bradley Walker, 1983
17 32 Turnbull, William, 1960-1962
17 33 Turnbull, William - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1955-1960
(Partially scanned)
17 34 Tuttle, Richard, 1967
17 35 Walker, John, 1967-1978
17 36 Wall, Leon, 1960-1961
17 37 Wall, Leon - Photographs, Works of Art, 1959
(Not scanned)
17 38 Wardlaw, George, 1960-1961
17 39 Weber, Hugo - Biographical Material, circa 1954-1960
17 40-41 Weber, Hugo - Correspondence, 1954-1960
(2 folders)
17 42 Weber, Hugo - Price Lists, 1954-1959
17 43 Weber, Hugo - Sales and Expenses, 1954-1960
17 44 Weber, Hugo - Announcements, 1951-1959
17 45 Weber, Hugo - Clippings, 1954-1955
17 46 Weber, Hugo - Film-Painting Project, 1952-1954
17 47 Weber, Hugo - Photographs, Artist at Work, 1951, 1954
17 48 Weber, Hugo - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1950-1960
(Not scanned)
17 49 Werthmann, Friederich, 1963-1967
17 50 Werthmann, Friederich - Photographs, Works of Art, 1963-1967
(Not scanned)
17 51 Wilson, Charles, 1967-1968
17 52 Wilson, Charles - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1962-1967
(Not scanned)
17 53-54 Wolfson, Sidney, 1958-1971
(2 folders)
17 55 Wolfson, Sidney - Photographs, circa 1972
(Partially scanned)
17 56 el Yacoubi, Ahmed ben Driss, 1951-1953
(Partially scanned)
Box Folder
18 1 Youngerman, Jack - Biographical Material, circa 1969
18 2-6 Youngerman, Jack - Correspondence, 1957-1974, 1983
(5 folders)
18 7 Youngerman, Jack - Writings about Artist, circa 1958-1974
18 8 Youngerman, Jack - Worcester Art Museum Exhibition (November 2, 1965 - January 2, 1966), 1965-1966
18 9 Youngerman, Jack - M.I.T. Exhibition (January 10 - February 6, 1966), 1965-1966
18 10 Youngerman, Jack - Phillips Gallery Exhibition (1968), 1967-1968
18 11 Youngerman, Jack - Price Lists and Appraisals, 1958-1982
18 12 Youngerman, Jack - Sales and Expenses, 1958-1974
18 13 Youngerman, Jack - Mailing List, circa 1958-1974
18 14-15 Youngerman, Jack - Announcements and Catalogs, 1960-1970
(2 folders)
18 16 Youngerman, Jack - Announcements and Catalogs, Duplicates, 1960-1970
(Not scanned)
18 17 Youngerman, Jack - Clippings, 1959-1977
18 18 Youngerman, Jack - Lists of Photographs, circa 1958-1974
18 19 Youngerman, Jack - Photographs, Artist and Studio, 1965
18 20 Youngerman, Jack - Photographs, Installations, 1961, 1968
18 21 Youngerman, Jack - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1958-1974
(Not scanned)
18 22-23 Youngerman, Jack - Slides, Works of Art and Installations, circa 1958-1974
(2 folders; not scanned)
18 24 Youngerman, Jack - Silkscreen for Poster, 1965
(See OV 53)
18 25 Zadkine, Ossip - Biographical Material, circa 1945-1952
18 26-27 Zadkine, Ossip - Correspondence, 1945-1952
(2 folders)
18 28 Zadkine, Ossip - Price Lists, Sales, and Expenses, 1945-1952
18 29 Zadkine, Ossip - Clippings, 1946, 1970
18 30 Zadkine, Ossip - Announcements and Catalogs, 1946-1961
18 31 Zadkine, Ossip - Photograph, Installation, circa 1945-1952
18 32-35 Zadkine, Ossip - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1945-1952
(4 folders; not scanned)
Box
51 (sol) Oversize, Bonge, Dusti - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1956-1981
(Not scanned)
51 (sol) Oversize, Box, Eden - Photographs, Artist, circa 1953-1981
(Scanned with Box 2, F14)
51 (sol) Oversize, Kent, Adaline - Photographs, Artist's Studio, 1950s
(Scanned with Box 8, F31)
51 (sol) Oversize, Lindner, Richard - Photograph, Artist, circa 1954-1979
(Scanned with Box 10, F8)
51 (sol) Oversize, Lindner, Richard - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1954-1979
(Not scanned)
51 (sol) Oversize, Pollock, Jackson - Clippings, 1949-1982
(Scanned with Box 13, F22)
Box
OV 53 Oversize, Chryssa - Correspondence, 1960-1964
(Scanned with Box 2, F41)
OV 53 Oversize, Rosen, Jim, 1977-1978
(Scanned with Box 15, F44)
OV 53 Oversize, Youngerman, Jack - Silkscreen for Poster, 1965
(Scanned with Box 18, F24)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1941-1983
(Boxes 18-21,51, OV 54; 3.6 linear feet)

Exhibition files primarily document the gallery's infrequent group or themed exhibitions, and the general administration of exhibitions. Also found are files for exhibitions Parsons organized for other galleries and institutions, and for the short-lived Section Eleven Gallery, an adjunct to the Betty Parsons Gallery that focused on new artists. While some exhibition material related to solo exhibitions can be found here, most of the exhibition material related to one-man/person exhibitions are found in the artists files.

Exhibitions of particular note for which there are files in this series include The Ideographic Picture, which was organized by Barnett Newman and included his work, as well as that of Pietro Lazzari, Boris Margo, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Theodoros Stamos, and Clyfford Still.

The Exhibition Files series is arranged into six subseries:

This series has been mostly scanned in its entirety, except for duplicates and photographs of works of art. Photographs of exhibition installations have been scanned.

2.1: Group Exhibitions, 1944-1983

Files consist of correspondence, notes, lists, schedules, loan receipts, shipping invoices, press releases, announcements, catalogs, clippings, and photographs, related to group exhibitions at the Betty Parsons Gallery, beginning with the first one, Northwest Coast Indian Painting in 1946 and ending with the planned memorial exhibition, "Betty Parsons and Her Artists/Works on Paper," which was ultimately cancelled.

Files are arranged chronologically according to the year of exhibition, represented by the first date listed for each file entry. The span dates at the end of each file entry represent the date range of material within the folder(s).

Box Folder
18 36-37 Northwest Coast Indian Painting (1946), 1946-1947
(2 folders)
18 38 Northwest Coast Indian Painting (1946), Printed Material, 1944-1946
18 39 Northwest Coast Indian Painting (1946), Photographs, circa 1946
(Not scanned)
18 40 The Ideographic Picture (1947), 1947-1949, 1967, 1980
18 41-42 Ten Years (1955), 1955-1956
(2 folders)
18 43 Ten Years (1955), Photographs, Installations, circa 1955
18 44-45 Ten Years (1955), Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1955
(2 folders; not scanned)
18 46 Paintings for Unlimited Space (1958-1959), 1958-1959
(Partially scanned)
18 47-50 Amlash Sculpture from Iran (1963), 1963-1977
(4 folders)
18 51 Amlash Sculpture from Iran (1963), Printed Material, 1963-1964
18 52-53 Amlash Sculpture from Iran (1963), Photographs, circa 1963
(2 folders; partially scanned)
Box Folder
19 1-2 Toys by Artists (1963-1964), 1963-1964
(2 folders)
19 3 Toys by Artists (1963-1964), Printed Material, circa 1963
19 4 Toys by Artists (1963-1964), Photographs, circa 1963
(Partially scanned)
19 5 Pattern Art (1966), 1966
19 6 Pattern Art (1966), Photographs, circa 1966
19 7 Four British Painters (1967), 1967
19 8 Four British Painters (1967), Printed Material, 1967-1968
19 9 Four British Painters (1967), Photographs, circa 1967
(Not scanned)
19 10 The World of the Zoo (1969), 1969
19 11 The World of the Zoo (1969), Photographs, 1969
(Partially scanned)
19 12 Reductive Vision (1969), 1969
19 13 Group Sculpture Show (1970), Photograph, 1970
19 14 New Talent (1973) 1970-1973
19 15-17 New Talent Festival (1974), 1974
(3 folders)
19 18 Group Exhibition (1978), Photographs, 1978
19 19 Group Show (1979-1980), circa 1979
19 20-21 Group Exhibition (1982), 1982-1983
(2 folders; slides not scanned)
19 22-23 Painting (1983), 1983
(2 folders)
19 24 Painting (1983), Slides, circa 1983
(Not scanned)
19 25 Betty Parsons and Her Artists / Works on Paper (1983, canceled), 1983

2.2: Loan Exhibitions, 1949-1979

Files consist of a wide variety of materials, such as correspondence, notes, lists, schedules, loan receipts, shipping invoices, press releases, announcements, catalogs, clippings, and photographs, relating to exhibitions in other galleries or institutions organized by Betty Parsons and/or for which the gallery loaned artwork.

Files are arranged chronologically according to the year of exhibition, represented by the first date listed for each file heading. The span dates at the end of each file heading represent the date range of material within the folder(s).

Box Folder
19 26 Paintings and Sculpture by Walter Murch and Adaline Kent (1950: Art Center Association, Louisville, Kentucky and Southbend Art Association, South Bend, Indiana), 1949-1950
19 27 An Exhibition of Contemporary Religious Art (1953: The Church of the Ascension, New York City), 1953
19 28 The Artists' Vision (1958: Signa Gallery, East Hampton, New York), 1958
19 29 ART:USA:58 (Madison Square Garden, New York, New York), 1957
19 30 American Abstract Painters (1961: Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, England), 1960-1961
19 31 Four American Painter (1962: Moulton Gallery, London, England), 1961-1962
19 32 Seattle World's Fair (1962) 1961-1962
19 33-38 Salon International de Galleries-Pilotes (2nd : 1966: Lausanne, Switzerland), 1965-1967
(6 folders; see also box 51)
19 39 Documenta (4th : 1968: Kassel, Germany), 1967-1968
19 40 Barbara Chase-Riboud (1973: Indianapolis Art Museum and Detroit Art Institute), 1973
19 41-42 New York: The Last Ten Years (1979: Otis Art Institute of Parsons Design School, Los Angeles, California), 1979
(2 folders)
19 43 New York: The Last Ten Years (1979: Otis Art Institute of Parsons Design School, Los Angeles, California), Photographs, circa 1979
(Not scanned)
Box
51 (sol) Oversize, Salon International de Galleries-Pilotes (2nd: 1966: Lausanne, Switzerland), 1965-1967
(Scanned with Box 19, F38)

2.3: Section Eleven Exhibitions, 1958-1961

Files consist of correspondence, notes, lists, schedules, loan receipts, shipping invoices, press releases, announcements, catalogs, clippings, and photographs, relating to various group exhibitions held in the Section Eleven Gallery, which operated for a short time, from 1958-1961, as an adjunct to the Betty Parsons Gallery and showcased the work of new artists.

Box Folder
19 44 Opening, 1958
19 45 New Names (December 20, 1960 - January 7, 1961), 1959-1962
19 46 New Names (December 20, 1960 - January 7, 1961), Photographs, circa 1960
(Not scanned)
19 47-50 Various Exhibitions, 1958-1961
(4 folders)
19 51-53 Announcements and Catalogs, 1958-1961
(3 folders)

2.4: General Exhibition Files, 1941-1983

Files consist of materials relating to the general planning, production, and administration of exibitions, as well as sales relating to exhibitions. Includes are artists biographies, exhibition schedules, price lists, and other lists. The bulk of the documentation relating to solo exhibitions of particular artists can be found amongst the artist files.

Box Folder
19 54 Exhibition Lists, Schedules, and Price Lists, 1950-1980
19 55 Group Exhibition Price Lists, 1950-1959
19 56 Group Exhibition Price Lists, 1960-1969
19 57 Group Exhibition Price Lists, 1970-1979
19 58 Group Exhibition Price Lists, 1980-1983
19 59 Solo Exhibition Price Lists, 1970-1971
19 60 Solo Exhibition Price Lists, 1972-1973
19 61 Solo Exhibition Price Lists, 1974-1978
19 62 Price Lists for Exhibition Posters, 1960s
19 63 Lists of Gallery Artists, 1947-1983
19 64 Lists of Artists Represented, circa 1947-1983
19 65 Biographies of Gallery Artists, General List, circa 1967
19 66 Biographies of Gallery Artists, A-B, circa 1947-1983
19 67 Biographies of Gallery Artists, C-F, circa 1947-1983
19 68 Biographies of Gallery Artists, G, circa 1947-1983
19 69 Biographies of Gallery Artists, H, circa 1947-1983
19 70 Biographies of Gallery Artists, J-M, circa 1947-1983
19 71 Biographies of Gallery Artists, O-P, circa 1947-1983
19 72 Biographies of Gallery Artists, R-S, circa 1947-1983
Box Folder
20 1 Biographies of Gallery Artists, T, circa 1947-1983
20 2 Biographies of Gallery Artists, V-Z, circa 1947-1983
20 3 Exhibition Chronology (including Wakefield Gallery and Mortimer Brandt Gallery), before 1968
20 4 Exhibition List (by artist and title of show), circa 1960
20 5 Exhibition Schedules, 1941-1950
20 6 Exhibition Schedules, 1951-1954
20 7 Exhibition Schedules, 1954-1960
20 8 Exhibition Schedules, 1960-1976
20 9 Exhibition Schedules, 1977-1983

2.5: Announcements and Catalogs, 1943-1983

Found here are exhibition announcements and catalogs, and a few exhibition posters, for the Betty Parsons Gallery. Exhibition announcements and catalogs can also be found amongst the artists files.

Box Folder
20 10 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Betty Parsons Gallery, 1946-1950
20 11 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Betty Parsons Gallery, 1950-1956
20 12 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Betty Parsons Gallery, 1957-1959
20 13 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Betty Parsons Gallery, 1960-1962
20 14 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Betty Parsons Gallery, 1963-1965
20 15 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Betty Parsons Gallery, 1966-1969
20 16 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Betty Parsons Gallery, 1970-1973
20 17 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Betty Parsons Gallery, 1974-1976
20 18 Exhibition Announcements, Betty Parsons Gallery, 1979-1983
20 19 Exhibition and Other Announcements, Betty Parsons Gallery, undated
20 20 Exhibition Posters, Betty Parsons Gallery, 1962-1972
(See OV 54)
20 21 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Other Galleries, 1958-1979
Box
OV 54 Oversize, Exhibition Posters, Betty Parsons Gallery, 1951-1972
(Scanned with Box 20, F20)

2.6: Guest Books, 1969-1983

Guest books contain signatures and comments from visitors to exhibitions at the Betty Parsons Gallery. There is no guest book for 1977.

Box Folder
20 22 Guest Book, 1969-1970
20 23 Guest Book, 1970-1971
20 24-25 Guest Books, 1972
(2 folders)
20 26 Guest Book, 1973
20 27 Guest Book, 1973-1974
20 28 Guest Book, 1975
20 29 Guest Book, 1976
20 30 Guest Book, 1976 March-October
20 31 Guest Book, 1978
20 32 Guest Book, 1979
20 33 Guest Book, 1979-1980
20 34 Guest Book, 1980-1981
20 35 Guest Book, 1981-1982
Box Folder
21 1 Guest Book, 1982-1983

Series 3: Correspondence Files, 1941-1983
(Boxes 21-24, 52; 3.7 linear feet)

This series consists of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the gallery - some of it created by Betty Parsons and some of it by her gallery assistants (Jock Truman and others). It is with various institution and museum officials, art dealers, artists, researchers, collectors. The correspondence series also includes telephone and address books and gallery logs of internal memoranda.

This series has been scanned in its entirety.

The correspondence is arranged into five subseries:

This series has been scanned in its entirety.

3.1: Institutions and Dealers, 1945-1982

Files consist of correspondence with museums, galleries, dealers, colleges and universities, arts organizations, and associations. Correspondence typically relates to the general operations of the gallery, including loans, sales, prices, appraisals, conservation, damages, shipping, insurance, exhibitions, and requests for information about artists. requests for photographs, and slides, shipping, , including promotion, exhibition, and sale of work by gallery artists.

Files are arranged alphabetically according to the name of the institution or the surname of the individual. When the name of a business or institution also represents the name of an individual, the file is arranged by the name of the business. For example, correspondence with the Sidney Janis Gallery is filed under "S".

Box Folder
21 2 A, 1947-1976
  • A.M. Sachs Gallery
  • A.P.F. Inc.
  • Acme Van Co, Inc.
  • Adler Gallery
  • Albany Institute of History and Art
  • Alcoa Steamship Company
  • American Abstract Artists
  • American Academy in Rome
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • American West
  • Amerika-Haus Tubingen
  • Amherst College
  • Andre Emmerich Gallery
  • Architectural League of New York
  • Archives of American Art
  • ART:USA:59
  • The Art Gallery
  • Ariete Grafica
  • Arnot Art Museum
  • Artists Equity Association
  • The Artist's Gallery
  • Association for the Advancement of American Art, Inc.
21 3 Addison Gallery of American Art, 1949-1959
21 4 Akron Art Institute, 1951-1974
21 5 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1946-1977
21 6 American Federation of Arts, 1948-1964
21 7 The American University, 1947-1954
21 8 Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1966-1967
21 9 Art Association of Newport, 1952, 1969-1975
21 10 Art Gallery of Ontario (formerly Art Gallery of Toronto), 1949-1967
21 11-12 Art Institute of Chicago, 1947-1977
(2 folders)
21 13 Arthur Tooth and Sons (London, England), 1957-1962
21 14 Arts Club of Chicago, 1952-1974
21 15 The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1966-1977
21 16 Atlanta Art Association, 1954
21 17-19 Axiom Gallery (London, England), 1965-1969
(3 folders)
21 20-21 B, 1948-1981
(2 folders)
  • B.R. Kornblatt Gallery
  • Baldwin Kingrey
  • Ball State Teachers College
  • Barnard College
  • Bayonne Jewish Community Center
  • Behr Corporation
  • Belvedere Gallery
  • Betty Mclean Gallery
  • Bianchini Gallery
  • Bineth Gallery of Fine Arts
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Blond Fine Art Limited
  • Boston Arts Festival
  • Botolph Group, Inc.
  • Busch-Reisinger Museum
  • Butler Art Museum
  • The Byron Gallery
21 22 B.C. Holland Gallery, 1966-1967
21 23 Baltimore Art Museum, 1954-1978
21 24 Bennington College, 1953, 1965-1966
21 25 Brandeis University, 1954-1964
21 26 The Brooklyn Museum, 1951-1963
21 27 Brooks Memorial Art Gallery (Memphis, TN), 1953-1973
21 28-29 C, 1949-1978
  • The Campus Gallery (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Canada Council
  • Carnegie Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Study of the Arts in the United States
  • Cecil Clark Davis Gallery
  • Cedar Chest College
  • Center for Inter-American Relations
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Central Trust Bank
  • Le Centre D'Art
  • Century 21 Exposition Inc.
  • Chattanooga Art Association
  • Choate School
  • Chrysler Museum of Norfolk
  • Cincinnati Modern Art Society
  • City Galerie
  • City of New York Department of Parks
  • Coe Kerr Gallery Inc.
  • Colby College
  • Collectors Gallery Inc.
  • Colony House
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • Columbia Museum of Art
  • Committee for Economic Development
  • Connaissance des Arts
  • Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston, Texas)
  • Cooper Gallery
  • Cordier and Ekstrom
  • Cosme Velho Galleria de Arte
  • Cowie Galleries
21 30 California Palace of Legion of Honor, 1950-1954
21 31 Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, 1947-1978
21 32 Cleveland Museum of Art, 1961-1977
21 33 Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, 1948-1966
21 34 Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, 1950-1977
21 35 The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1945-1972
21 36 Cornell University, 1946-1978
21 37 Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1950, 1970-1980
21 38 Cusack Gallery, 1974-1975
21 39 D, 1957-1976
  • Dallas Theatre Center
  • Daniel Weinberg Gallery
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davenport Municipal Art Gallery
  • David Mirvish Gallery
  • Delaware Art Center
  • Design Students Association
  • Devorah Sherman Gallery
  • Djuara Limited
  • Drew University
  • Dreyfuss, Caril E.
  • Dryden Associates, Inc.
  • Dwan Gallery
21 40 Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1948, 1970-1975
21 41 David Hendricks Gallery, 1970-1976
21 42 Dayton Art Institute, 1966-1971
21 43 De Cordova Museum, 1965-1975
21 44 Denver Art Museum, 1949-1969
21 45 Des Moines Art Center, 1950-1968
21 46 Detroit Institute of Arts, 1950-1975
21 47 Dilexi Gallery, 1962-1963
21 48 E, 1952-1975
  • Editions Hyperion
  • Eleanor Rigelhaupt Gallery
  • Ernest Raboff Gallery
  • Ernst de Jong Studios Ateljees
  • Everett Elin Gallery
  • Everson Museum of Art
21 49 Esther Bear Gallery, 1962-1965
21 50 F, 1949-1971
  • Fairhaven College
  • Fairmount Park Association
  • Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego
  • Florida Gulf Coast Art Center
  • Florida Technology University
  • Ford Foundation
  • Fort Wayne Art School and Museum
  • Fort Worth Art Association Center
  • Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts
  • Francis G. Mayer Art Slides
  • Frank Perls Gallery
  • Franklin Siden Gallery
  • Frederick A. Praeger, Inc., Publishers
  • French and Co.
  • Frenkel and Co., Inc.
  • Allan Frumkin Gallery
21 51 Fairweather Hardin Gallery, 1958-1968
21 52 Feigen Palmer Gallery, 1965
21 53 Finch College Museum of Art, 1968-1972
21 54 Flint Institute of Arts, 1963-1971
21 55 Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1951-1973
21 56 Fujikawa Gallery (Osaka, Japan), 1950
21 57-58 G, 1949-1978
(2 folders)
  • Galeria Juana Mordo
  • Galerie Anderson-Mayer
  • Galerie Balzac
  • Galerie Biedermann
  • Galerie Bischofberger
  • Galerie Claude Bernard
  • Galerie Guy Dorkens
  • Galerie Illien
  • Galerie im Griechenbeisl
  • Galerie Jeanne Bucher
  • Galerie Kunst der Gegenwert
  • Galerie Lucie Weill
  • Galerie Maeght
  • Galerie Paul Facchetti
  • Galerie R.G. Michel
  • Galerie Simone Stern
  • Galleria Cadario
  • Galleria D'Arte de Naviglio
  • Galleria Margutta
  • Galleria Pater
  • Gallery III
  • The Gallery of Modern Art
  • The Gallery Upstairs
  • The Gallery of Sarasota
  • George Peabody College for Teachers
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia
  • Gimpel Fils
  • Gimpel Weitzenhoffer Ltd.
  • Goddard-Riverside Community Center
  • Graphic Gallery
  • Gres Gallery
  • Grinnell College
  • Guild Hall
  • Gump's
21 59 Galerie Alfred Schmela, 1968-1972
21 60 Galerie Iris Clert, 1961-1964
21 61 Galerie Israel Ltd., 1961-1968
21 62 Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, 1968-1970
21 63-67 Galleria dell'Ariete, 1956-1976
(5 folders)
21 68 Gertrude Kasle Gallery, 1965-1974
21 69 Grand Central Moderns, 1968
21 70 H, 1949-1978
  • Hamilton Galleries
  • Hamline University
  • Hartford Seminary Foundation
  • Hartwell Gallery
  • Heath's Gallery
  • Heckscher Museum
  • Heller Deltah Co., Inc.
  • Hemingway Galleries
  • Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
  • High Museum of Art
  • Hirschl and Adler Galleries
  • Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Hofstra University
  • The Holliday Book Shop
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts
  • Hooks-Epstein Galleries
  • Horchow Collection
  • Hunter College
  • Huntsville Museum of Art
  • The Hyde Collection
21 71 I, 1950-1968
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, Penn.)
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England)
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts in the Meridian House (Washington, D.C.)
  • Institute of Modern Art
  • International Association of Plastic Arts
  • International Directory of Arts
  • International Gallery, Inc.
  • Isaac Delgado Museum of Art
  • Ithaca College
21 72 Indiana University, 1946-1951
21 73 Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1976-1978
21 74 The Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, MA), 1951-1976
21 75 J, 1964-1978
  • J.L. Hudson Gallery
  • J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Jackie Fine Arts, Inc.
  • Japan Cultural Forum
  • Japanese Artists Association of New York
  • Jasper Gallery
  • Jean Keller Galerie
  • Jersey City State College
  • Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery
  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • John Herron Art Institute
  • John Price Jones Company
  • Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection
  • Joslyn Art Museum
  • Julius Carlebach, Inc.
21 76 The J. B. Speed Museum, 1964-1972
21 77 The James David Gallery, 1965-1967
21 78 The Jewish Museum, 1965-1978
21 79 Jo Lo Giudice Gallery, 1969-1970
21 80 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1953-1974
Box Folder
22 1 K, 1949-1982
  • Kansas State College
  • Katonah Gallery
  • Kaufman Art Gallery
  • Kaufman Randolph Tate
  • Kolnischer Kunstverein
  • Kootz Gallery
  • Kraushaar Galleries
  • Kresggee Art Gallery
  • Kretschmer Gallery
  • Kunsthalle Basel
22 2 Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design, 1960-1965
22 3 Kasmin Limited (London, England), 1964-1967
22 4 Kent State University, 1966-1977
22 5 Kiko Galleries, 1969-1970
22 6 L, 1949-1977
  • The Larry Aldrich Museum
  • Lefebre Gallery
  • Lehigh University
  • Leo Castelli
  • Leonid Kipnis Gallery
  • Life Magazine
  • Lima Art Association
  • The Little Gallery
  • Livingstone-Learmonth Gallery
  • Long Beach Museum of Art
  • Louisiana Gallery
  • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark)
22 7 La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1969-1972
22 8 Laursen, Steingrim, 1971-1974
22 9 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1951-1967
22 10 Loch Haven Art Center, 1972
22 11-12 M, 1949-1982
(2 folders)
  • M.H. De Young Memorial Museum
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • The MacDowell Colony
  • Makler Gallery
  • Manchester College
  • Margaret Brown Gallery
  • Marilena Bonomo Galleria d'Arte
  • Marine Office Appleton and Cox
  • Marjorie Parr Galleries
  • Marlborough Gallery
  • Masur Museum of Art
  • Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute
  • Maynard Walker Gallery
  • Memphis State University
  • The Methodist Church
  • Michigan State College
  • Michigan State University
  • Midtown Galleries
  • Milch Galleries
  • The Miller Company
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Minnesota Museum of Art
  • Morris Museum of Arts and Sciences
  • Mundelein College
  • Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts (Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Museu de Arte Moderna (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Museu de Arte Moderna (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Museum of Art of Ogunquit
  • Museum of Early American Folk Art
  • Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • The Museum of Irish Art
  • The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura (Japan)
  • Museum of Modern Art of Miami
  • Museum of New Mexico
22 13 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963-1975
22 14 The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 1962-1975
22 15 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1953-1978
22 16 Milwaukee Art Center, 1955-1974
22 17 Montclair Art Museum, 1972-1977
22 18 Munson Williams Proctor Institute, 1947-1970
22 19 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1967-1976
22 20 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1950-1976
22 21 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1959, 1970-1972
22 22-25 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1947-1978
(4 folders)
22 26 Myrtle Todes Art Gallery, 1956-1961
22 27 N, 1952-1977
  • Nassau Galleries
  • National Council for United States Art, Inc.
  • National Council for Jewish Women
  • National Council on the Arts and Government
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Nationalgalerie
  • National Institute of Arts and Letters
  • National Sculpture Society
  • New Arts Gallery
  • New Haven Festival of Arts
  • New Jersey State Museum
  • New School Art Center
  • Newspace, Los Angeles
  • The Newspaper Comics Council
  • New York Cultural Center
  • New York State Fair
  • New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture
  • Nigel Greenwood Inc., Ltd.
  • Nordness Gallery
  • Norfolk Museum
  • North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Northern Westchester Art Exhibition
  • Northwestern University
22 28 National Gallery of Canada, 1968-1969
22 29 National Gallery of Art, 1969-1976
22 30 The Newark Museum, 1960-1973
22 31 New York University, 1966-1975
22 32 Nicholas Wilder Gallery, 1964-1967
22 33 Norton Gallery and School of Art, 1947, 1966-1969
22 34 Numismatic Fine Arts, 1947-1964
22 35 O, 1953-1972
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Oklahoma Art Center
22 36 L'Obelisco Galleria d'Arte (Rome, Italy), 1948-1949
22 37 Ohio University, 1953-1954
22 38 P, 1947-1974
  • Pace Gallery
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Pan American Galleries
  • Paris Review
  • Paul Kantor Gallery
  • Paul Sargent Gallery
  • Pensacola Art Center
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • A Photographer's Gallery
  • Pierre Matisse Gallery
  • Pittsburgh Plan for Art
  • Pratt Institute
  • Princeton Art Association
  • The Program for Young American Culture
  • Providence Art Club
22 39 Pasadena Art Museum, 1965-1973
22 40 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1950-1969
22 41 Pennsylvania State University, 1958-1963
22 42 The Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1949-1972
22 43 The Phillips Collection, 1951-1977
22 44 Portland Art Museum, 1950-1976
22 45 Quadrum 16, 1964
22 46 R, 1957-1980
  • Randolph Macon Woman's College
  • Richard Gray Gallery
  • Richardtz Museum (Cologne, Germany)
  • Roanoke Fine Arts Center
  • The Robert and Frances Flaherty Study Center
  • Rolf Nelson Gallery
  • Rollins College
  • Rome New York Art Foundation
  • Royal Academy of Arts
22 47 Rhode Island School of Design, 1947-1982
22 48 Richard Demarco Gallery, 1975
22 49 Robert Fraser Gallery, 1963-1967
22 50 Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1968-1976
22 51 Rowan Gallery, 1963-1978
22 52 Russell Sage College, The New Gallery, 1973
22 53-54 S, 1947-1978
(2 folders)
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Saint Paul Gallery
  • Salem State College
  • Samuel Adams Green, Inc.
  • San Antonio Art League
  • San Bernadino Valley College
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Santa Rose Junior College
  • Schuster and Wulf
  • Schwarz Galleria d'Arte
  • The Sculptor's Gallery
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Sidney Janis Gallery
  • Skidmore College
  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
  • The Skylight Gallery
  • Society for the Renewal of Christian Art
  • The Society of the Four Arts
  • South Bend Art Association
  • Southern Vermont Art Center
  • Spectrum Gallery
  • Springfield Art Museum
  • Stadtisches Museum Leverkusen
  • Stanford University
  • State College of Iowa
  • State University College at Potsdam, New York
  • State University of Iowa
  • State University of New York, State Teachers College
  • Stedelijk Museum
  • Stedelijk van Abbemuseum Eindhoven
  • Stout State University
  • Student Book Shop
  • Studio Gallery
  • Studio International
  • Studio Marconi
  • Suffolk Museum and Carriage House
  • Summit Art Center
22 55 St. Louis Art Museum, 1951-1974
22 56 San Francisco Museum of Art, 1951-1970
22 57 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1948-1965
22 58 Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, 1960-1963
22 59 Smith College Museum of Art, 1957-1959
22 60 Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts, 1958-1977
22 61 Sneed Gallery (Rockford, Illinois), 1970-1978
22 62 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1962-1978
22 63 Southern Illinois University, 1956-1957
22 64 Spanish International Pavilion Foundation, 1967-1970
22 65 Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 1959-1965
22 66 Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, 1953-1955
22 67 Syracuse University, 1947-1964
22 68 T, 1953-1982
  • Tacoma Art Museum
  • The Tate Gallery
  • Terry Dintenfass, Inc.
  • Tibor De Nagy Gallery
  • Tiffany Foundation
  • Tokyo Gallery
  • Trenton State College
  • Trinity College
22 69 Thomas Gibston Fine Art Ltd., 1970-1971
22 70-71 Thompson, Lynne, 1947-1968
(2 folders)
22 72 The Toledo Museum of Art, 1948-1976
22 73-74 U, 1947-1978
(2 folders)
  • Union College
  • United States Department of State
  • United States Information Service
  • Universidad Iberoamericana
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • The University of Chicago
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Upsala College
22 75 University of California, Berkeley, 1966-1974
22 76 University of California, Los Angeles, 1954-1965
22 77 University of Colorado, 1959-1968
22 78 University of Illinois, 1949-1966
22 79 University of Nebraska, 1948-1967
22 80 V, 1968-1971
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College Art Gallery
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
22 81 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1948-1977
22 82 W, 1951-1978
  • Waddington Galleries
  • Walden School
  • Washington Art Association
  • Washington Storage Co.
  • Washington University, St. Louis
  • Wayne State University
  • Weatherspoon Art Gallery
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Western Association of Art Museums
  • Western Illinois University
  • Westmoreland County Museum of Art
  • Westover School
  • Wildenstein and Co.
  • Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts
  • Winn Galleries
  • Witte Memorial Museum
  • WNET/13
  • The Woodmere Art Gallery
  • The Woodward Foundation
22 83 Wadsworth Atheneum, 1955-1969
22 84 Walker Art Center, 1948-1970
Box Folder
23 1 The Washington Art Gallery, 1962-1968
23 2 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1946-1978
23 3 Wichita Art Museum, 1968-1971
23 4 Nicholas Wilder Gallery, 1964-1967
23 5 Worcester Art Museum, 1947-1952, 1967, 1977
23 6 Worth Avenue Gallery (Palm Beach, FL), 1945-1956
23 7 Yale University, 1964-1962
23 8 Yale University Art Gallery, 1948-1973
23 9 Zabriskie Gallery, 1956-1957

3.2: Individuals and Collectors, 1941-1982

Files consist of correspondence with private collectors and other individuals, including artists, researchers, art critics, gallery assistants, politicians, and business acquaintances. Correspondence concerns most of the same topics as the correspondence with institutions and dealers, such as sales, purchases, invoicing, loans, requests for photographs and and information, requests for information about artists and specific works of art, damages and conservation work, authentication and appraisal of works, and national and international shipping. In addition, there is correspondence about the gallery's role in forming a collection of contemporary drawings (John S. Newberry Collection), and sculpture commissions (including an Alexander Liberman sculpture commissioned by Solomon Smith for the Church of the Holy Spirit in Chicago).

The bulk of the correspondence with artists represented by the gallery can be found amongst the artists files. Artists' correspondence found here typically relates to artists seeking representation by the gallery and written recommendations (for grants, fellowships, and jobs) provided by Betty Parsons.

Correspondence with gallery assistants includes letters from people seeking a position or making arrangements to travel from abroad to take a position, as well as letters from Jock Truman, Marie Hartley, and others to Parsons while she was away, concerning gallery matters.

Files are arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
23 10 A, 1959-1971
  • Adams, Ann
  • Aldrich, Larry
  • Alexander, Judith
  • Alonso, Jose
  • Aluminum Corporation of America
  • Anglim, Paule M. (Architectural Art Services)
  • Anthony, Nathan
  • Aposporos, Panas
  • Aronson, Harvard
  • Ashton, Dore
  • Augur, Gladys
23 11 B, 1949-1978
  • Backus, Yvonne
  • Baker, Richard Brown
  • Baldwin, Benjamin
  • Barclay, Jo
  • Barozzi, Paolo
  • Bassett, Mrs. H. H.
  • Bedencapp, John
  • Behrenberg, A. H.
  • Bell, Tiffany
  • Bennett, Erwin
  • Berman, Becky
  • Bernstein, Ralph
  • Bill, Max
  • Bonge, Lyle
  • Borowski, Mary
  • Brauner, V.
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
  • Bryant, Edward
  • Buckhout, George Atherton
  • Budd, David
  • W. S. Budworth and Son, Inc.
  • Burden, Betty
  • Butcher, George
23 12 Boniver, Margherita, 1964-1965
23 13 Boyle, Kay, 1946-1958
23 14-17 C, 1948-1978
(4 folders)
  • Cady, Dennis
  • Caffritz, Mrs. E. A.
  • Caglioti, Victor
  • Cahen, Oscar
  • Campbell, Judith
  • Campbell, Lawrence
  • Campbell, Vivian
  • Caron, John B.
  • Casagrande, Paolo
  • Casper, James
  • Cassidy, Kevin
  • Castellini, Armand
  • Cavaliere, Barbara
  • Cavallon, Linda and Giorgio
  • Central Missouri Trust Company
  • Chalem, J.C.
  • Chalmers, Diane
  • Chenault, Jeanne
  • Chimes, Thomas
  • Chisolm, O. Beirne
  • Choate, Mrs. Whitney B.
  • Chun, Soo Ja
  • Clark, Cohn
  • Clementa
  • Cloos, Consuelo
  • Code, Grant
  • Cohen, S. Z.
  • Cohen, Stephen N.
  • Cole, Thomas
  • Collado, Luis Felipe
  • Collins, Major C. Frederick
  • Colmer, Roy
  • Compton, Faith
  • Connelly, Will
  • Connelly, Winifred
  • Constable, Rosalind
  • Cooper, Alex
  • Cooper, Janet
  • Cooper, Marve H.
  • Cooper, Robert
  • Cornell, Katherine
  • Crispelti, Enrico
  • Crockett, William D.
  • Crompton, Erica
  • Cromwell, Richard
  • Cronin, Richard
  • Cross, Chris
  • Cunningham, Elizabeth
  • Cunningham, Ann Marie
23 18 Carpenter, Betty C., 1964-1966
23 19 Carrettin, Adriano, 1961-1962
23 20 Carstairs, Jo, 1957-1968
23 21 Chase Manhattan Bank, 1963-1967
23 22 Cramer, Belle
23 23-24 D, 1948-1978
(2 folders)
  • Dale, W. S. A.
  • Danson, Alan S.
  • Danziger, Sonia
  • Danziger, T.
  • Davenport, Marjorie
  • Davidson, Carol
  • Davis, Paul D.
  • Dayton, Lewis E.
  • Dean, Elizabeth
  • De Kooning, Elaine
  • DeCosta, Edwin J.
  • De Groot, Roy Andries
  • De La Lucs, Eyre
  • Delehanty, Suzanne
  • Delloye, Charles
  • De Menil, John and Dominique
  • De Myer, Evelyn and Howard
  • De Young and Moskowitz
  • Dietzgen, Mrs. J. E.
  • Dockstader, Marguerite
  • Dodge, Estelle
  • Dorazio, Virginia
  • Drake, Herbert
  • Dronin, Rene
  • Dubiner, S.
  • Dubuffet, Jean
  • Dufferin and Ava, The Marquess and Marchioness of (Lindy and Sheridan)
  • Durant, Nancy
23 25 Daniels, Alfred H., 1966-1976
23 26 Day, Lawrence S., 1969-1974
23 27 De Lamar, Alice, 1964-1974
23 28 E, 1950-1978
  • East Hampton Laundry
  • Eastman, Dillon and Company
  • Eberstadt, Nick
  • Edelstein, J. M.
  • Egan, Jane
  • Ehrenreich, Mrs. Donald L.
  • Ehrsam, Henrietta M.
  • Elliott, Ronnie
  • Ells, Ruth
  • Emil, Allan D.
  • England, Barbara R.
  • Erickson, George
  • Eristoff, Mrs. Constantine
  • Ertegun, Ahmet M.
  • Everett, Roxanne
  • Ewing, Bayard
  • Exxon Company
23 29 Ede, James, 1959-1964
23 30 F, 1963-1978
  • Faison, S. Lane
  • Farrell, Stephanie K.
  • Fassler, Victor
  • Fauns, Sarah
  • Faye, Harold K.
  • Feischer, Mrs. R.
  • Feitler, Mrs. Robert
  • Fior, Michael
  • Florsheim, Lillian H.
  • Ford, Jane P.
  • Francis, Muriel Bultman
  • Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Henry B.
  • Frank, Jeanne
  • Fraser, Mrs. C. E.
  • Frash, Robert M.
  • Friedman, Mrs. Roy
  • Friedman, Val
  • Fritzius, Harry
  • Fryd, Carol and Isaac
  • Fuchs, Lawrence H.
  • Furman, Richard
23 31 Frassetto, Monica Flaherty, 1961-1975
23 32 Fremantle, Chloe, 1978
23 33 Fenno, Pauline, 1966-1973
23 34 G, 1949-1977
  • Gabo, Naum
  • Gagarin, Andrew
  • Gallagher, William P.
  • Garraty, Gail
  • Gaspar, Sala
  • Gerhmann, John
  • Geller, Abraham W.
  • Georgiadis, Kathryn
  • Gerard, Joseph
  • Geusen, Gene
  • Ghent, Henri
  • Gibson, Michael
  • Gifford, Mrs. Harold
  • Gillen, Michael
  • Glimcher, Arnold
  • Godley, Frances
  • Goetz, Henri
  • Goff, Lloyd Lozes
  • Goldberg, Dorothy K. and Arthur J.
  • Goldberg, Gary
  • Goldfarb and Fleece
  • Goodwin, John
  • Gordon, Jack
  • Gordon, Mrs. Monte
  • Gore, Frances
  • Goroschico, Valentine
  • Gottlieb, Paul
  • Grad, Bonnie Lee
  • Green, Binnie Sue
  • Greene, Stephen
  • Greene-Mercier, Marie Zoe
  • Greub, Hans Rudolf
  • Grizi, Resy
  • Grosvenor, Robert
  • Guest, Mr. and Mrs.
  • Guiberson, Betty
  • Guilford, Kay
  • Gunther, Mrs. John
  • Guston, Philip
23 35-37 H, 1948-1978
(3 folders)
  • Haberman, Daniel
  • Hadwen, J. G.
  • Haggerty, Margaret
  • Halff, Robert H.
  • Hall, Lee
  • Hall, Martha
  • Hall, Mrs. Thomas S.
  • Halperin, Lawrence
  • Hamilton, Frank
  • Hamon, Mr. and Mrs. Jake
  • Hansen, Ejnar
  • Harding, Helen Mary
  • Hare, David
  • Harney, John
  • Hartigan, Grace
  • Hartley, Marie
  • Hartmann, Georg
  • Hartwell, Patricia
  • Harvey, Jason
  • Hang, Donald R.
  • Hawkins, Lester
  • Hector, Louis
  • Hein, Rosemary
  • Heller, Benjamin
  • Henkes, Robert
  • Hennessy, Timothy
  • Hero, Martha Miles
  • Herskovitz, Mrs. Arthur
  • Hertz, Richard
  • Hess, Thomas
  • Heygate, John
  • Heywood, D. C.
  • Hickey, Mrs. Jerrold
  • Higginson, Mrs. Alexander (Mary Newcomb)
  • Hill, Clinton
  • Hiller, Susan
  • Hilles, Sue
  • Hillman, Kay
  • Hipp, David
  • Hirshhorn, Joseph and Olga
  • Hoagland, Elizabeth
  • Hoff, Margo
  • Holbrook, Hollis
  • Holmes, Reginald
  • Holzer, Jane
  • Hornick, Morton J.
  • Hoving, Walter
  • Howard, Charles
  • Howard, Robert
  • Howard, Sue
  • Howell, Douglass
  • Hughes, John Besseman
  • Hunter, Sam
23 38 Harari, Mary McFadden, 1963-1968
23 39 I, 1965-1975
  • Ingersoll, Mrs. W. F.
  • Interal Revenue Service
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Isaacs, Reginald
  • Ittelson, Mrs. Henry
  • Izbicki, Ray
23 40 J, 1941-1982
  • Jackson, Sarah
  • Jacobson, Edward
  • Jaffe, Sam
  • James, Rebecca Salsbury
  • Jannasch, Dr.
  • Japan Air Lines, Public Relations
  • Jasper, Martha
  • Jaubert, Mariette Sybil
  • Javits, Jacob K.
  • Jenks, Thomas S.
  • Johnson, Buffie
  • Johnson, Jeanne
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin
  • Jones, Joe
  • Jova, Henri V.
  • Jungermann, Eva
  • Junker, Howard
23 41 Johnson, Philip, 1954-1971
23 42 K, 1951-1978
  • Kahn, Mrs. Arthur
  • Kardon, Robert
  • Kanitz, Dr. E.
  • Kasle, Gertrude
  • Kaufman, Irving
  • Kealy, Hinman and Susan
  • Kelman, Charles
  • Kennedy, Robert F.
  • Keyser, Barbara
  • Kilborn, Paul C.
  • Kimball, Abbott
  • King, Antoinette
  • Kinnicutt, Frank
  • Kitaj, Jeanne
  • Kizhner, Michael
  • Koenig, Kasper
  • Kopf, Dorothy Thompson
  • Koska, Zentaro
  • Kostolowski, Andrej
  • Kozloff, Max
  • Krauss, Sophie
  • Kuhl, Mary Lou
  • Kumar, Ravi
  • Kusama, Yayoi
23 43-44 L, 1945-1982
(2 folders)
  • Lader, Melvin
  • Lambert, Eleanor
  • Langston, Basil
  • Larsen, Jeanette
  • Lasker, Mrs. Albert D.
  • Lawrence, Mrs. Harding
  • Leach, Jeffrey
  • Lebron, James J.
  • Lee, Albert R.
  • Lee, Amy Freeman
  • Leeson, Robert
  • Levy, Julien
  • Lewallen, Connie
  • Lewis, Susan
  • Liberski, B.
  • Lichenstein, Ferdinand
  • Liebman, Marjorie
  • Liebman, Williams, Bennett, Baird and Minow
  • Linker, Mr.
  • Lion, Albert
  • Lipman, Howard W.
  • Lippard, Lucy
  • Lippold, Richard
  • Lloyd Mrs. H. Gates
  • Long, Lois
  • Lowenthal, Reeves
  • Lucien, Edward
  • Lukach, Joan
  • Lundberg, Mary
  • Lutzeier, Paul
  • Lyster, Mrs. Bernard
23 45 Longwell, Daniel and Mary, 1957-1960
23 46 Ludington, Wright, 1962-1967
23 47-49 M, 1949-1978
  • Maas, Willard
  • Mackery, Frank
  • Macy, Gertrude
  • Maddrell, Paul W.
  • Malone, Mrs. Adrian
  • Mark, Grant
  • Markowski, Eugene
  • Matsner, Eric M.
  • Matta, Malitte
  • Matthews, Thomas A.
  • Mayer, Jack P.
  • Mazoh, Stephen
  • McCarthy, Eugene
  • McCloughan, Loraine
  • McGinnis, Lucille
  • McIntosh, Michael
  • McKean, Margaret
  • Melikian, Mary
  • Mellon, Bunny (Mrs. Paul)
  • Menkin, Marie
  • Merrill, Charles
  • Merrilld, Knud
  • Metz, Gwen
  • Meyer, J. J. De Lucio
  • Meyerhoff, Natalie R.
  • Miller, Dorothy
  • Miller, Peter
  • Miller, Mrs. C. Earl
  • Miller, Richard
  • Miller, Stephen R.
  • Mills, Margaret
  • Miner, Laura
  • Mobutu, President (de la Republique de Kinshasa)
  • Moline, Giselle
  • Moorman, Peggy
  • Morley, Grace
  • Moscowitz, Morris
  • Motherwell, Robert
  • Mullen, Russ
  • Murchison, John D.
  • Murdock, Robert M.
  • Murray, Natalie Danesi
  • Murray, Robert
  • Myers, Winslow
23 50 Malbin, Lydia Winston, 1966
23 51 Mallory, Margaret, 1967-1978
23 52 Marcus, Stanley (Neiman-Marcus), 1971-1975
23 53 Mayer, Robert B., 1964-1971
23 54 Meilach, Dona Z., 1965-1970
23 55 N, 1949-1978
  • Nakajima, Shunkichi
  • Nathans, Rhoda
  • National Historic Shrines Foundation, Inc.
  • Nezdanov, Alexander K.
  • Newhouse, S. I.
  • Newman, Albert and Muriel
  • Nickel, Jim
  • Niester, Sibylle
  • Nishii, Masaki
  • Nordness, Lee
  • Nordstrom, Lars-Gunnar
  • Northey, John
  • Northrup, Lila Tomlin
23 56-57 Newberry, John S., 1960-1965
(2 folders)
23 58 Newhouse, James K., 1964-1967
23 59 O, 1962-1977
  • O'Connor, Francis
  • O'Shaughnessy, Michael
  • Oakes, Francis W.
  • Hotel Okura
  • Osborn, Robert
23 60-61 P, 1951-1978
(2 folders)
  • Paine, Stephen
  • Pantzer, Kurt F.
  • Paransky, Ronald
  • Parker, Glidden
  • Parker, Harry
  • Peabody, Laurence
  • Pearson, Norman Holmes
  • Pepsico Incorporated
  • Perutz, George
  • Peters, DeWitt
  • Peyre, Henri
  • Pickett, Clarence E.
  • Pierson, -----
  • Pike, Merwyn
  • Pimpaneau, J.
  • Place, Mary Dee
  • Pollitzer, Eric
  • Pool, Mary Jane
  • Popowski, Stella
  • Porter, Eliot
  • Post, Emily
  • Pottasch, Alan M.
  • Power, Alan
  • Power, E. J.
  • Pratt, Vera C.
  • Price, Marilyn
  • Prince, Alfred M.
  • Pritchard, James C.
  • Pulitzer, Joseph
23 62 Parker, Chris, 1971-1974
23 63 Picarello, Frank Jr., 1964-1965, 1971
23 64 Pinya, Josep, 1974
23 65 Prentice, David, 1964-1965
23 66-68 R, 1951-1978
(3 folders)
  • Rabin, Nathan
  • Randolph, Frank
  • Randolph, Maxine
  • Rankine, Vivi
  • Rather, Jane
  • Raupple, Nancy
  • Ray, Rudolf
  • Rayner, Emily
  • Referendum 70
  • Reinhardt, Anna
  • Reisman, Marshall
  • Ret, Etienne
  • Retray, Catherine
  • Reynolds Aluminum
  • Ribicoff, Belle Krasne
  • Rikko, -----
  • Ritchie, Jane
  • Robbins, Danny
  • Roberts, Elinor
  • Roberts, Josie
  • Robertson, Brian
  • Robinson, John-David
  • Rockefeller, David
  • Rockefeller, Nelson
  • Rockefeller, Sydney
  • van Roijen, Robert D.
  • Romney, Richard
  • Roos, Beatrice Adams
  • Root, Diane
  • Rose, Barbara
  • Rose, Stanley I.
  • Rosenberg, Mrs. Albert
  • Rothstein, Barbarie
  • Roukes, Nicholas
  • Rowland, Susan
  • Ruttenberg, Mrs. D.
23 69 Rudkin, Mark, 1960-1977
23 70-73 S, 1947-1978
(4 folders)
  • Saddler, Juanita Jane
  • Salinas, Baruj
  • Saunders, Silvia
  • Savell, Isabelle K.
  • Sawyer, Kenneth
  • Scales, Ann Chapman
  • Schechter, Pearl
  • Schemp, Theodore
  • Schlanger, Irving
  • Schlapp, George H.
  • Schlumberger, Pierre
  • Schmerer, David
  • Schmolka, Leo L.
  • Schneckenburger, Manfred
  • Schneider, Albert K.
  • Schoonover, Margaret
  • Schwartz, Nancy
  • Seibu Department Store, Ltd.
  • Seid, Dui
  • Sekula, Bela
  • Sekula, Debbie
  • Seligmann, Kurt
  • Seuphor, Michel
  • Shapiro, Kate
  • Sharpe, Mary Elizabeth
  • Shaw, Barbara
  • Sheen, Rev. Fulton J.
  • Shepherd, Judith P.
  • Sherman, Frank
  • Sherwood, Brenton
  • Shriver, Mr. and Mrs. Sargent
  • Sikelianos, Eve
  • Silver, Caroll M.
  • Simmonds, Harvey
  • Simpson, Helen
  • Smith, Annette Cox
  • Smith, Anthony
  • Smith/Hooven, Jolly and Nan
  • Smyth, Urquhart and Marckwald, Inc.
  • Sneed, Andy
  • Solomon, Jairaj
  • Sparks, Mrs. Harold
  • Stanley, Leonard
  • Stanley, Sarah V.
  • Stars for Freedom
  • Stephan, Ruth
  • Stephens, Kay
  • Stetson, John C.
  • Stewart, Constance
  • Stillman, Rufus C.
  • Stoney, Isabelle
  • Story, Ala
  • Strasser, Gary
  • Sturtevant, Elaine
  • Swan, Simone
  • Swann, Ingo
  • Sykes, Mrs. Gerald
  • Sze, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C.
Box Folder
24 1 Shepley, Lili (Mrs. Philip), 1960-1976
24 2-3 Smith, Solomon Burke, 1964-1971
(2 folders)
24 4 Sturman, George, 1966-1967
24 5 T, 1948-1977
  • Taggert, William
  • Talbot, Jonathan
  • Tapie, Michel
  • Tarig (?)
  • Taylor, Brie
  • Taylor, Harwood
  • Taylor, John Lloyd
  • Teetz, Hans J.
  • Thomas, Jonathan
  • Thompson, Susanne Mason
  • Tiffany and Co.
  • Tiemer, Gertrude
  • Tracy, Lois
  • Tremaine, Mrs. Burton
  • Trovato, Joseph S.
  • Truman, Jock
  • Tsingos, Thanos
  • Tuck, Albert E.
  • Tumarkin, Igal
24 6 Paul Taylor Dance Company, 1976-1978
24 7 U-V, 1967, 1974
  • Ulrich, Alberto
  • Villa, Roy
24 8 W, 1945-1975
  • Wagstaff, Sam
  • Walford, Lucille
  • Walton, Richard Guy
  • Warner, Sylvia Townsend
  • Washburn, Gordon
  • Washburn, Ruth
  • Weidenfeld, Lady
  • Weissman-Kuhl, Bari
  • Weyschmid, Rita
  • Whitford-Carter, Marjorie
  • Wight, Mr.
  • Williams, Hopie
  • Wilson, Emily
  • Winston, Mrs. Harry Lewis
  • Wolff, Geoffrey
24 9 Y-Z, 1965-1976
  • Yaddo
  • Yajima, Yui (?)
  • Yates, Virginia
  • Young, Arthur M.
  • Young and Rubicam, Inc.
  • Zuckerman, Paul
  • Zadkine, Ossip

3.3: Publishers, Newspapers and Magazines, 1946-1978

Files consist of correspondence with various publishers, newspapers, and magazines, concerning publications and articles on art and artists, Betty Parsons and the gallery, the gallery's stable of artists, and her responses. Also covered are advertising, reproductions of art work and purchase of prints for illustrations, and various printing and publishing projects.

Files are arranged alphabetically by name of publisher or publication. In instances where the name of a publisher contains the name of an individual, the file is arranged alphabetically according to the surname of the individual (for instance, correspondence with Harry N. Abrams, Inc. is filed under "A"). Though unusual, this means of alphabetizing may have originated with the creator and therefore no attempt has been made to modify it.

Box Folder
24 10 A, 1966-1975
  • Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • The Art Gallery Magazine
  • Art News
  • Art Now
  • Art Press
  • Artforum
  • Artists' Postcards
  • Arts Magazine
  • Art/World
24 11 Art International, 1962-1973
24 12 C, 1966-1978
  • Canadian Art
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • City Woman
  • Collectors Press
  • Conde Nast
  • Connex Systems, Inc.
24 13 E-F, 1946-1974
  • Editions Alecto Limited
  • Editions Encyclopediques Alpha
  • Edizioni Hyperion
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Field Enterprises Educational Corporation
  • Fortune
24 14 Fratelli Fabri Editori, 1968-1969
24 15 G-H, 1962-1977
  • Groupement d'Interet Economique du Livre et du Disque
  • H. K. Press
  • The Hamlyn Group
  • Hart's Guide to New York
  • Hodder and Stoughton Limited
  • Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.
  • House and Garden
24 16 K-M, 1950-1972
  • Das Kunstwerk
  • The Letter Edged in Black Press
  • Life
  • Mademoiselle
  • The Massachusetts Review
  • McGraw Hill
  • Modern Art Annual
  • The Museum of Modern Art
24 17 N-P, 1951-1978
  • Newsweek
  • The New York Times
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Noyes Press
  • Pictures on Exhibit
  • Pictures Publishing Co. (Charles Z. Offin)
  • Playboy
  • Praeger Publishers, Inc. (formerly Frederick A. Praeger, Inc.)
  • Prentice-Hall, Inc.
24 18 R-T, 1951-1978
  • Nelson Rockefeller Publications, Inc.
  • The Earl Rowland Foundation
  • Scala Fine Arts Publishers, Inc.
  • Seventeen Magazine
  • Frederick Teuscher, Inc.
  • Thames and Hudson Ltd.
  • Time, Inc.
  • Town and Country
24 19 W, 1963-1973
  • Washington International Art Letter
  • The Washington Post
  • Watson-Guptill Publications

3.4: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1979-1983

This is the correspondence, most from the 1980s, of gallery assistants Deborah Hildreth and Wendy Peterson. Organized chronologically, this correspondence concerns such matters as tax audits and other gallery business, artists seeking representation, and requests for information. Also found is miscellaneous correspondence (scattered greeting cards mostly) addressed to Jack Tilton.

Box Folder
24 20 Miscellaneous Gallery Correspondence - Deborah Hildreth, 1979-1980
24 21 Miscellaneous Gallery Correspondence - Wendy Peterson, 1980
24 22 Miscellaneous Gallery Correspondence - Wendy Peterson, 1981
24 23 Miscellaneous Gallery Correspondence - Wendy Peterson, 1982-1983
24 24 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Jack Tilton, undated

3.5: Gallery Logs and Telephone and Address Books, 1978-1981,

Found here are gallery logs from 1977-1981 and two telephone and address books that are undated. Staff of the Betty Parsons Gallery maintained the gallery logs, which were used primarily to record telephone messages, although the logs also include lists of calls to make, things to do, mail sent, works sold, etc.

Files are arranged chronologically by year.

Box Folder
24 25 Gallery Log, 1977-1978
(See box 52)
24 26 Gallery Log [National Diary for 1978], 1978
24 27 Gallery Log [1979 Standard Diary], 1979
24 28 Gallery Log [1980 Standard Diary], 1980
24 29 Gallery Log, 1981
(See box 52)
24 30 Telephone and Address Book, circa 1950-1970
24 31 Telephone and Address Book, circa 1980
Box
52 (sol) Oversize, Gallery Log, 1977-1978
(Scanned with Box 24, F25)
52 (sol) Oversize, Gallery Log, 1981
(Scanned with Box 24, F29)

Series 4: Appraisal Files, 1954-1983
(Box 24; 0.4 linear feet)

Correspondence and forms concern valuations and appraisals, with requests from gallery clients and the Art Dealers Association of America. One folder solely contains appraisal requests and other information from the Art Dealers Association of America from 1982-1983.

This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
24 32 Appraisals, 1954-1962
24 33 Appraisals, 1963
24 34 Appraisals, 1964
24 35 Appraisals, 1965
24 36 Appraisals, 1966
24 37 Appraisals, 1967
24 38 Appraisals, 1968
24 39 Appraisals, 1969
24 40 Appraisals, 1970
24 41 Appraisals, 1971
24 42 Appraisals, 1972
24 43 Appraisals, 1973
24 44 Appraisals, 1974
24 45 Appraisals, 1975
24 46 Appraisals, 1976
24 47 Appraisals, 1977
24 48 Appraisals, 1978
24 49 Appraisals, 1979
24 50 Art Dealers Association of America (Appraisals and Correspondence), 1982-1983
24 51 Conservation Invoices, 1981-1983

Series 5: Sales and Inventory Records, 1946-1981
(Boxes 25-28, 51; 2.9 linear feet)

Found in this series are the records containing detailed information about gallery stock - sales, purchases, inventory, prices, artists' commissions, individual artist accounts, loan and consignment activities, and commission sales shared with other dealers. Multiple formats include invoices, forms, daybooks, ledger books, ledger sheets and inventories. Additional records documenting routine business transactions are located in the general business and financial records and "Artist Sales and Expenses" invoices can be found within the artist files. Documents in this series are a rich resource of information on individual works of art, including provenance and exhibition history. Condition reports are scattered amongst the files.

This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Sales and Inventory Records are arranged into four subseries:

5.1: Sales and Purchases, 1946-1981

This suberies provides detailed information about the gallery's sales and, to a lesser extent, purchases of works of art through invoices, ledgers, record books, and summaries. Due to the variety of formats there is a significant duplication of information. There are only three folders of invoices for purchases dating from 1950-1974. Additional information regarding sales can be found in the general ledgers that are located in disbursements and receipts. Of particular interest are summaries of sales of art works by Ad Reinhardt, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko (circa 1952) and summaries of sales to museums from 1946 - 1952.

The majority of the files are sales invoices. Most invoices include detailed information about the work of art, the name and address of the buyer, price, and date of sales. Sales invoice files are arranged by four access points: artist, buyer, year, and invoice number. Sales invoices arranged by buyer make up the bulk of the invoices and may represent the most complete record of gallery sales. Filing idiosyncrasies exist within this category, primarily when the buyer is an institution or organization. In some instances the invoices and sales related correspondence were filed under the institution/organization name, while in others it was filed by the last name of the primary correspondent.

Purchase invoices identify the institution or individual from whom a work was purchased and establishes provenance for works that were not acquired directly from the artist. Purchase invoices can also be found scattered amongst the sales invoice files.

Files are arranged by format.

Box Folder
25 Sales Invoices by Artist
25 1 Sales Invoices, A-B, 1977-1980
25 2 Sales Invoices, Brennan, Fanny, 1977-1980
25 3 Sales Invoices, C-F, 1973-1980
25 4 Sales Invoices, Francisco, Richard, 1972-1980
25 5 Sales Invoices, G, 1977-1981
25 6 Sales Invoices, Gray, Cleve, 1969-1980
25 7 Sales Invoices, H, 1972-1981
25 8 Sales Invoices, Hall, Lee, 1977-1981
25 9 Sales Invoices, Kawabata, Minoru, 1978-1981
25 10 Sales Invoices, M, 1977-1981
25 11 Sales Invoices, Malpass, Michael, 1977-1980
25 12 Sales Invoices, Moore, Eliza, 1977-1980
25 13 Sales Invoices, Murch, Walter, 1977-1981
25 14 Sales Invoices, Okada, Kenzo, 1968-1981
25 15 Sales Invoices, P-R, 1966-1980
25 16 Sales Invoices, S, 1973-1982
25 17 Sales Invoices, Steinberg, Carl, 1976-1981
25 18 Sales Invoices, T, 1977-1981
25 19 Sales Invoices, Taggart, Bill, 1977-1980
25 20 Sales Invoices, Tuttle, Richard, 1972-1981
25 21 Sales Invoices, V-Z, 1977-1981
25 Sales Invoices by Buyer
25 22 Sales Invoices, Abe-All, 1948-1973
25 23 Sales Invoices, Alt-Are, 1950-1973
25 24 Sales Invoices, Arn-Art, 1958-1973
25 25 Sales Invoices, Ash-Axi, 1949-1975
25 26 Sales Invoices, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1956-1972
25 27 Sales Invoices, Bab-Bak, 1954-1980
25 28 Sales Invoices, Bal-Ban, 1954-1974
25 29 Sales Invoices, Barc-Bart, 1950-1973
25 30 Sales Invoices, Bas-Bei, 1949-1973
25 31 Sales Invoices, Ben-Berm, 1953-1975
25 32 Sales Invoices, Bern-Bin, 1947-1975
25 33 Sales Invoices, Bir-Blo, 1950-1974
25 34 Sales Invoices, Blu-Box, 1946-1975
25 35 Sales Invoices, Bra-Bro, 1951-1970
25 36 Sales Invoices, Buc-Byr, 1950-1980
25 37 Sales Invoices, Cab-Car, 1947-1970
25 38 Sales Invoices, Cas-Chu, 1948-1974
25 39 Sales Invoices, Cin-Coh, 1952-1975
25 40 Sales Invoices, Col-Coo, 1954-1977
25 41 Sales Invoices, Cop-Cow, 1950-1973
25 42 Sales Invoices, Cra-Cus, 1952-1974
25 43 Sales Invoices, Carnegie Institute, 1958-1971
25 44 Sales Invoices, Chase Manhattan Bank, 1959-1974
25 45 Sales Invoices, Dac-Day, 1950-1972
25 46 Sales Invoices, Dee-Det, 1949-1975
25 47 Sales Invoices, Dew-Din, 1951-1974
25 48 Sales Invoices, Dir-Dwy, 1948-1976
25 49 Sales Invoices, Daniels, Alfred H., 1963-1975
25 50 Sales Invoices, Eag-Eld, 1951-1979
25 51 Sales Invoices, Elk-Eps, 1952-1974
25 52 Sales Invoices, Equ-Eyr, 1956-1974
25 53 Sales Invoices, Fai-Fei, 1952-1973
25 54 Sales Invoices, Fen-Fis, 1948-1971
25 55 Sales Invoices, Fla-Fle, 1958-1974
25 56 Sales Invoices, Fli-Fran, 1947-1979
25 57 Sales Invoices, Fras-Ful, 1954-1971
25 58 Sales Invoices, G-Gay, 1952-1975
25 59 Sales Invoices, Gek-Giz, 1952-1975
25 60 Sales Invoices, Gla-Gou, 1952-1975
25 61 Sales Invoices, Gra-Gro, 1953-1974
25 62 Sales Invoices, Gru-Gut, 1947-1975
25 63 Sales Invoices, Hag-Ham, 1952-1973
25 64 Sales Invoices, Han-Haz, 1949-1973
25 65 Sales Invoices, Heb-Hig, 1950-1974
Box Folder
26 1 Sales Invoices, Hil-Hop, 1950-1975
26 2 Sales Invoices, Hor-Hym, 1949-1975
26 3 Sales Invoices, Hilles, Frederick W., 1954-1973
26 4 Sales Invoices, I, 1950-1975
26 5 Sales Invoices, Jab-Jel, 1949-1973
26 6 Sales Invoices, Jen-Joy, 1951-1975
26 7 Sales Invoices, Kah-Kat, 1958-1974
26 8 Sales Invoices, Kau-Kel, 1949-1972
26 9 Sales Invoices, Ken-Klu, 1949-1977
26 10 Sales Invoices, Kui-Kur, 1947-1981
26 11 Sales Invoices, Lad-Lan, 1955-1974
26 12 Sales Invoices, Lar-Lei, 1946-1975
26 13 Sales Invoices, Lem-Lip, 1947-1980
26 14 Sales Invoices, Lis-Lon, 1949-1973
26 15 Sales Invoices, Loo-Lut, 1950-1975
26 16 Sales Invoices, Maa-Mak, 1947-1975
26 17 Sales Invoices, Mal-Marc, 1951-1971
26 18 Sales Invoices, Mare-May, 1952-1973
26 19 Sales Invoices, Maz-McN, 1951-1975
26 20 Sales Invoices, Mea-Met, 1951-1977
26 21 Sales Invoices, Mey-Mil, 1948-1975
26 22 Sales Invoices, Min-Mon, 1948-1978
26 23 Sales Invoices, Moo-Moy, 1949-1974
26 24 Sales Invoices, Mul-Mye, 1953-1971
26 25-26 Sales Invoices, Museum of Modern Art, 1949-1974
(2 folders)
26 27 Sales Invoices, Nat-Neu, 1950-1981
26 28 Sales Invoices, New-New York, 1952-1972
26 29 Sales Invoices, Nic-Noy, 1949-1970
26 30 Sales Invoices, Oak-Osh, 1949-1975
26 31 Sales Invoices, Oss-Owi, 1949-1976
26 32 Sales Invoices, Pag-Pav, 1952-1979
26 33 Sales Invoices, Pea-Pey, 1948-1974
26 34 Sales Invoices, Phe-Pol, 1951-1973
26 35 Sales Invoices, Poo-Pow, 1953-1974
26 36 Sales Invoices, Pra-Pur, 1950-1975
26 37 Sales Invoices, Quaker Oats Company, 1969-1972
26 38 Sales Invoices, Rac-Rev, 1950-1975
26 39 Sales Invoices, Rey-Rig, 1950-1972
26 40 Sales Invoices, Ril-Rob, 1949-1973
26 41 Sales Invoices, Roc-Rog, 1949-1971
26 42 Sales Invoices, Rol-Rosc, 1946-1974
26 43 Sales Invoices, Rose-Rosw, 1951-1975
26 44 Sales Invoices, Rub-Rya, 1950-1975
26 45 Sales Invoices, Sac-San, 1946-1975
26 46 Sales Invoices, Sar-Schl, 1948-1970
26 47 Sales Invoices, Schn-Schw, 1949-1973
26 48 Sales Invoices, Sco-Sha, 1953-1975
26 49 Sales Invoices, She-Sil, 1952-1974
26 50 Sales Invoices, Sim-Siv, 1951-1973
26 51 Sales Invoices, Ski-Smith, H., 1951-1973
26 52 Sales Invoices, Smith, J.-Smithsonian, 1949-1973
26 53 Sales Invoices, Smo-Son, 1956-1975
26 54 Sales Invoices, Spa-Sta, 1946-1975
26 55 Sales Invoices, Ste-Sti, 1947-1974
26 56 Sales Invoices, Sto-Swa, 1951-1980
26 57 Sales Invoices, Stroud, W.B. Dixon, 1967-1980
26 58 Sales Invoices, Tak-Tel, 1949-1973
26 59 Sales Invoices, Tho-Tol, 1948-1975
26 60 Sales Invoices, Too-Tru, 1947-1976
Box Folder
27 1 Sales Invoices, U, 1948-1973
27 2 Sales Invoices, V, 1952-1981
27 3 Sales Invoices, Wag-Wat, 1949-1975
27 4 Sales Invoices, Web-Wei, 1954-1975
27 5 Sales Invoices, Weld-Wells, 1962-1974
27 6 Sales Invoices, Wes-Wil, 1952-1975
27 7 Sales Invoices, Wim-Wur, 1948-1975
27 8 Sales Invoices, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1947-1975
27 9 Sales Invoices, X-Z, 1951-1974
27 Sales Invoices - Chronological
27 10 Sales Invoices, 1963
27 11 Sales Invoices, 1966-1967
27 12-13 Sales Invoices, 1968
(2 folders)
27 14-15 Sales Invoices, 1969
(2 folders)
27 16 Sales Invoices, 1970
27 17 Sales Invoices, 1971
27 18 Sales Invoices, 1972 September-December
27 19 Sales Invoices, 1973
27 20 Sales Invoices, 1974-1979
27 21 Sales Invoices, 1980-1981
27 Sales Invoices by Invoice Number
27 22 Sales Invoices, nos. 3-199, 1969
27 23 Sales Invoices, nos. 200-298, 1969
27 24 Sales Invoices, nos. 300-399, 1970-1971
27 25 Sales Invoices, nos. 400-471, 1972
27 26 Sales Invoices, nos. 472-573, 1972
27 27 Sales Invoices, nos. 574-610, 1972-1973
27 28 Sales Invoices, nos. 611-667, 1973 March-October
27 29 Sales Invoices, nos. 668-709, 1973-1974
27 30 Sales Invoices, nos. 710-746, 1974 January-March
27 31 Sales Invoices, nos. 747-787, 1974 April-September
27 32 Sales Invoices, nos. 788-799, 1974 October-December
27 33 Sales Invoices, nos. 800-843, 1975 January-July
27 34 Sales Invoices, nos. 844-915, 1975-1976
27 35-36 Sales Invoices for Overdue Accounts, 1975-1976
(2 folders)
27 37 Sales Invoices - Cancelled or Unpaid, 1969-1978
27 38 Sales and Commissions Daybook, 1946-1947
(incomplete)
27 39 Expenses and Commissions Daybook, 1953-1969
27 40 Commissions Daybook, 1970-1981
27 41 Price and Insurance Daybook, 1965 November
27 42 Summary of Museum Sales, circa 1946-1952
27 43 Sales Summaries for Pollock, Reinhardt, and Rothko 1946-1955
27 44 Sales Summaries, 1963
(See Box 51)
27 45 Sales Record Ledger Book, 1946-1958
(incomplete)
27 46 Sales Journal, 1972 January-August
(ledger sheets, double page format)
27 47 Sales Journal, 1972-1973
(ledger sheets, double page format)
27 48 Sales Journal, 1973-1974
(ledger sheets, double page format)
27 49 Sales Journal, 1974-1975
(ledger sheets, double page format)
27 50 Sales Journal, 1975-1976
(ledger sheets, double page format)
27 51 Purchases of Works of Art, 1950-1965
27 52 Purchases of Works of Art, 1966-1967
27 53 Purchases of Works of Art, 1968-1975
Box
51 (sol) Oversize, Sales Summaries, 1963
(Scanned with Box 27, F44)

5.2: Artist Accounts, 1946-1980

This subseries contain the records of financial transactions between the gallery and artists, primarily the amount of commission that the gallery received from the artist/sale, and expenses charged back to the artists for exhibitions, advertising, and framing. Artist accounts include ledger sheets, lists, sales and expense invoices, and an expenses daybook.

Ledger sheets and invoices are arranged alphabetically by name of artist, while lists are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
28 1 Artist Accounts - Expenses Daybook, 1946-1953
28 2-4 Artist Accounts and Exhibition Inventories, 1950-1962
(3 folders)
28 5-6 Artist Expenses and Commissions, 1972-1975
(2 folders)
28 7 Artist Accounts - Individual, circa 1973
28 8 Artist Accounts - Group Lists, 1965-1981
28 9 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; A-B, 1956-1980
28 10 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; C, 1968-1974
28 11 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; F, 1963-1980
28 12 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; G, 1963-1980
28 13 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; H, 1963-1980
28 14 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; J, 1968-1974
28 15 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; K, 1963-1974
28 16 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; L, 1963-1979
28 17 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; M-N, 1962-1980
28 18 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; O, 1963-1976
28 19 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; P, 1963-1980
28 20 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; R, 1963-1974
28 21 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; S, 1962-1981
28 22 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; T, 1966-1980
28 23 Artist Sales and Expenses Invoices; V-W, 1963-1980

5.3: Consignment and Loan Records, circa 1948-1983

Found here are documents concerning loans to or from the gallery for sales and exhibitions. Although the Betty Parsons Gallery occasionally sent works on consignment to other galleries, the majority of consignments were to museum art rental and sales galleries, most notably the Museum of Modern Art's Art Lending Service. The gallery also loaned works to various museums and institutions for exhibitions and participated in the Art in Embassies program. The files contain correspondence, invoices, receipts, daybooks, and loan forms. Most documents contain standard data on the work of art, including title, artist, medium, creation date, and dimensions. Invoices for consignments to the gallery also contain the name and address of the original owner.

Files within this subseries are arranged alphabetically by individual or institution except for the daybooks, which are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
28 Consignments to Betty Parsons Gallery
28 24 A-B, circa 1963-1983
28 25 C-G, circa 1963-1983
28 26 H-J, circa 1971-1979
28 27 K-P, 1949, circa 1970-1980
28 28 R-Z, circa 1959-1983
28 29 Lists, circa 1975-1976
28 30-33 Returned, circa 1971-1983
(4 folders)
28 34-35 Sold, circa 1963-1983
(2 folders)
28 Consignments from Betty Parsons Gallery
28 36 Baltimore Museum of Art, Sales and Rental Gallery, circa 1962-1973
28 37-41 Museum of Modern Art, Art Lending Service, circa 1951-1978
(5 folders)
28 42-44 Miscellaneous Galleries and Institutions, circa 1964-1983
(3 folders)
28 45 Loan Daybook, circa 1960-1965
28 46 Loans In/Out Daybook, 1965 June-November
28 47 Loans In/Out Daybook, 1965-1966
28 Loans to Institutions
28 48 American Federation of Arts, circa 1948-1970
28 49 Art in Embassies Program, 1966-1979
28 50 Museum of Modern Art, New York, circa 1953-1980
28 51 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1966-1982
28 52 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1975-1978
28 53 Miscellaneous A-E, circa 1974-1979
28 54 Miscellaneous F-G, circa 1975-1978
28 55 Miscellaneous H, 1975-1978
28 56 Miscellaneous I-J, 1970-1980
28 57 Miscellaneous M, 1965-1979
28 58 Miscellaneous N-R, 1972-1979
28 59 Miscellaneous S, circa 1960-1976
28 60 Miscellaneous U-V, 1953-1978
28 61 Miscellaneous W-Z, 1972-1979

5.4: Gallery Inventories, 1973-1980

This series consists of inventories in the form of notebooks and individual sheets that partially document the gallery's stock of art at distinct periods. There are a number of inventories of the work of individual artists. The Gallery and Warehouse Inventory of 1979 appears to be the only comprehensive record. It consists of loose sheets and A-Z tabbed dividers from a small binder. Information is arranged alphabetically by artist. This inventory also includes works from Betty Parson's private collection, which are identified by a "BP" in the left-hand margin.

Box Folder
28 62 Gallery Inventory, 1978
28 63 Gallery and Warehouse Inventory, 1979
28 64 Miscellaneous Inventories by Artist, 1973-1980

Series 6: General Business and Financial Records, 1946-1983
(Boxes 28-38; 9.6 linear feet)

Records that provide an overview of the gallery's general business operations and financial transactions include general ledgers, paid bills, receipts, tax returns, storage records, shipping receipts, bank statements, check stubs and cancelled checks. Financial records concerning gallery stock are located in the sales and inventory files.

This series is arranged into six subseries:

Not all of the records in this series have been scanned, specifically cash disbursements and receipts, tax records, and banking records.

6.1: Cash Disbursements and Receipts, circa 1966-1983
(Not scanned)

This subseries houses receipts and ledgers that record the gallery's routine financial transactions for goods and services. Scattered receipts, principally those for framing services, include information about works of art. The ledgers record annual accounts of cash disbursements and receipts, including sales. However, sales and purchases of works of art are documented more fully in Sales and Inventory Records, and those records are easier to interpret.

Ledger books are arranged chronologically. Receipts are minimally processed and arranged in loose chronological order; within folders receipts are grouped together by vendor.

Box Folder
28 65 Cash Disbursements and Receipts Ledger, 1965
(See Box 51)
28 66 Cash Disbursements and Receipts Ledger, 1966
(See Box 51)
28 67 Cash Disbursements and Receipts Ledger, 1967
(See Box 51)
28 68 Cash Disbursements and Receipts Ledger, 1968
(See Box 51)
28 69 Cash Disbursements and Receipts Ledger, 1969
Box Folder
29 1 Cash Disbursements and Receipts Ledger, 1970
29 2 Cash Disbursements and Receipts Ledger, 1971
29 3 General Ledger, 1972 January-August
29 4 General Ledger, 1972-1973
29 5 Financial Statements and Documentation, circa 1973-1974
29 6 Sales Invoices (non-art), 1977-1983
29 7 Resale Certificates, 1965-1966
29 8 Gallery Space Rental Receipts, 1974-1977
29 9 Petty Cash Receipts, 1968
29 10 Receipts, circa 1963-1969
29 11 Receipts, 1970
29 12-18 Receipts, circa 1971
(7 folders)
29 19-21 Receipts, circa 1972
(3 folders)
29 22-30 Receipts, circa 1973-1976
(9 folders)
Box Folder
30 1-5 Receipts, circa 1973-1976
(5 folders)
30 6-29 Receipts, circa 1977-1980
(24 folders)
Box Folder
31 1-4 Receipts, circa 1977-1980
(4 folders)
31 5-26 Receipts, circa 1981-1983
(22 folders)
Box
51 (sol) Oversize, Cash Disbursements and Receipts Ledger, 1965
(See Box 28, F65)
51 (sol) Oversize, Cash Disbursements and Receipts Ledger, 1966
(See Box 28, F66)
51 (sol) Oversize, Cash Disbursements and Receipts Ledger, 1967
(See Box 28, F67)
51 (sol) Oversize, Cash Disbursements and Receipts Ledger, 1968
(See Box 28, F68)

6.2: Shipping and Storage Records, circa 1956-1983
(Not scanned)

These files contain correspondence, receipts, and record books from shipping and storage companies. Additional shipping and storage receipts can be found within the cash disbursements and receipts subseries.

Box Folder
31 27 Beverly Storage Company, Inc., Correspondence and Receipts, 1968
31 28 Hague Art Delivery, Correspondence and Receipts, 1968-1977
31 29 Morgan Manhattan Storage, Correspondence, 1951-1969
31 30 W.R. Keating, Correspondence and Receipts, 1956-1982
31 31 Storage Receipts, Cirker's Hayes Warehouse 1973-1965
31 32 Shipping Receipits from Loans, 1977-1979
31 33 Shipping Receipts, New York State, circa 1973-1979
31 34 Shipping Receipts, Outside New York, circa 1969-1979
Box Folder
32 1-7 Miscellaneous Shipping Receipts, circa 1960-1983
(7 folders)
32 8 UPS Pickup Record Book, 1979 March-October
32 9 UPS Pickup Record Book, 1979-1980
32 10 UPS Pickup Record Book, 1980-1981
32 11 UPS Pickup Record Book, 1981 February-September
32 12 UPS Pickup Record Book, 1981-1982
32 13 UPS Pickup Record Receipts, 1982-1983

6.3: In/Out Slips, 1982-1983
(Not scanned)

These files record the movement of works of art to and from the gallery for the purposes of consignment, exhibition, and removal to off-site storage and restoration. Slips indicate name and address of recipient or sender and titles, artists, dates, and dimensions of the art work. Reasons for transfer, values and notes about condition are included on some slips.

Box Folder
32 14 In/Out Slips 1981-1982
32 15 In Slips1982-1983
32 16 In Slips1983 January-April
32 17 Out Slips 1982
32 19 Out Slips1983 April-June
32 20 Out Slips 1983 May-June
32 21 Out Slips 1983 June-July

6.4: Legal Records, 1946-1978

Scattered legal documents in this subseries include a standard gallery - artist contract, a copy of the 1974 lease for the gallery space at 24 West 57th Street and the minutes concerning the incorporation of the Parsons-Truman Gallery in 1974, an offshoot of the Parsons Gallery for showing works on paper. Additionally there are records from miscellaneous court cases. Of particular interest is the file on the lawsuit Parsons initiated against Sidney Janis over the space that they shared on the 5th floor of 15 East 57th Street, New York.

Box Folder
32 22 ADAA Gallery-Artist Agreement, 1962-1967
32 23 Gallery Leases, 1947-1977
32 24 Business Certificate, 1946
32 25 Parsons-Truman Gallery Incorporation, 1974
32 26 Sidney Janis v. Betty Parsons Court Case, 1962-1963
32 27 Miscellaneous Court Cases, 1960-1978
32 28 New York State Department of Labor Notices, 1948-1978

6.5: Tax Records, 1956-1977
(Not scanned)

This subseries houses federal, state, and city tax returns and supporting documentation.

Box Folder
32 29 Federal, State and State Employer's Quarterly Returns, 1964-1971
32 30 Federal, State and State Employer's Quarterly Returns, 1973-1975
32 31 Employee Tax Returns and Receipts, 1965-1972
32 32 New York State Unemployment and Disability Insurance, 1964-1977
32 33 New York City and State Sale Tax Returns, 1964-1970
32 34 Occupancy Tax Returns, 1963-1975
32 35 Pallroll and Sales Taxes, 1972
32 36 Payroll and Sales Taxes, circa 1973-1974
32 37 Pallroll and Sales Taxes, circa 1974-1976
32 38 Miscellaneous Tax Documents, 1956-1964
32 39 Tax Worksheets, 1965
32 40 Tax Worksheets, 1966-1967
32 41 Tax Worksheets, 1968
32 42 Tax Documents, 1968-1970
32 43 Tax Documents, 1970
32 44 Tax Documents, 1971-1974

6.6: Banking Records, 1966-1982
(Not scanned)

This subseries houses bank statements, cancelled checks, and check stubs from the gallery's business account at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company.

Files are arranged by format and then chronologically. Within folders, cancelled checks are arranged in order of check number.

Box Folder
33 Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks
33 1-5 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 3871-4560, 1966-1967
(5 folders)
33 6-11 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 4561-5262, 1968
(6 folders)
33 12-16 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 4196, 5259-5989, 1969
(5 folders)
33 17 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 4355, 5920-6558, 1970
Box Folder
34 1-4 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 4355, 5920-6558, 1970
(5 folders)
34 5-9 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 6559-7145, 1971
(5 folders)
34 10-13 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 7142-7499; 101-529, 1972
(4 folders)
34 14-17 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 530-1124, 1973
(4 folders)
Box Folder
35 1-4 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 1125-1636, 1974
(4 folders)
35 5-8 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 1637-3043, 1975
(4 folders)
35 9-12 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 3044-3565, 1976
(4 folders)
35 13-16 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 3566-4181, 1977
(4 folders)
Box Folder
36 1-4 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 4182-4709, 1978
(4 folders)
36 5-8 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 4710-5223, 5498, 1979
(4 folders)
36 Check Binders and Stubs
(Not scanned)
36 9 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 4490-4990, 1967-1968
36 10 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 4990-5490, 1968-1969
36 11 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 5490-5981, 1969-1970
36 12 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 6000-6500, 1970
Box Folder
37 1 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 6500-7000, 1970-1971
37 2 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 7000-7500, 1971-1972
37 3 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 101-600 ("special"), 1972-1973
37 4 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 101-601, 1972-1973
37 5 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 1446-1601, 1974
37 6 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 1601-2101, 1974-1975
37 7-8 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 1958-3357, 1975-1976
(2 folders; loose check stubs)
37 9 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 3358-3495, 1975-1976
Box Folder
38 1 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 3500-4000, 1976-1977
38 2 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 4000-4500, 1977-1978
38 3 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 4500-5000, 1978-1979
38 4 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 5500-6000, 1980-1981
38 5 Manufacturers Hanover Trust, nos. 6000-6500, 1981-1982
38 6 Manufacturers Hanover Trust Check Register, 1974-1981

Series 7: Betty Parsons Personal Papers, circa 1927-1991
(Boxes 38-51; 11.5 linear feet)

This series documents the more personal and professional activities of Betty Parsons through early curatorial files from her work at Wakefield Gallery and Mortimer Brandt Gallery, biographical files, family papers, correspondence, pocket diaries, writings, photographs, printed materials, and financial records. Parsons' extensive personal papers also include files that provide an overview of her own career as an artist as well as her extensive private art collection.

The Betty Parsons Papers series is arranged into 10 subseries:

7.1: Early Curatorial Files, circa 1940-1958

This subseries consists of files that Parsons retained from her work at the Wakefield Gallery and the Mortimer Brandt Gallery. Files include correspondence, clippings, group exhibition files, announcements, catalogs, photographs, and exhibition and price lists.

Early Curatorial Files are arranged into two sub subseries:

7.1.1: Wakefield Gallery, circa 1939-1944

Found here are files from Betty Parsons' job as director of the Wakefield Gallery, including clippings, correspondence, announcements, exhibition files, exhibition lists, schedules, invoices, receipts and a scrapbook of clippings and exhibition announcements created from a bound dummy copy of A Treasury of Art Masterpieces. There are no solo exhibition files, only files for the themed exhibitions, Love in Art (1941), Ballet in Art (1942), and Pre-Columbian Stone Sculpture (1944). The Pre-Columbian Stone Sculpture exhibition files are of particular note as they contain vintage photographs by Aaron Siskind of the sculptures that were produced for reproduction in the exhibition catalogue.

Box Folder
38 7 Clippings, circa 1941-1944
38 8 Correspondence, circa 1941-1944
38 9 Exhibition Annoucements, circa 1940-1944
38 10 Love in Art (1941), circa 1940-1941
38 11 Ballet in Art (1942), circa 1942
(Partially scanned)
38 12-14 Pre-Columbian Stone Sculpture (1944), circa 1944
(3 folders)
38 15 Pre-Columbian Stone Sculpture (1944) - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1944
(vintage prints by Aaron Siskind; not scanned)
38 16 Exhibition Schedules and Lists, circa 1941-1944
38 17 Invoices and Receipts, 1940-1944
38 18 Scrapbook, 1939-1941
38 19 Transcript of Radio Program The Artist Reviews Art, 1943
7.1.2: Mortimer Brandt Gallery, circa 1944-1958

Found here are select files stemming from Betty Parsons work as the head of the contemporary art section of Mortimer Brandt Gallery. The files consist of clippings, correspondence, announcements, catalogs, exhibition files, and exhibition lists. As with the files from Wakefield Gallery above, these files do not constitute a complete record of Parsons' work with the Mortimer-Brandt Gallery. Exhibition files exist solely for the two exhibitions; Abstract and Surrealist Art in America (1944) and Portraits of Today by Painters of Tomorrow (1945). There is also correspondence between Parsons and Mortimer Brandt, some of which concerns lease arrangements for Parsons subletting half of the fifth floor of 15 East 57th Street to open her own gallery. There is also correspondence between Parsons and Sidney Janis, who sublet the rest of the floor for his gallery beginning in 1953.

Box Folder
38 20 Clippings, circa 1945-1946
38 21 Correspondence, circa 1944-1958
38 22 Exhibitions Annoucements and Catalogs, circa 1944-1946
38 23-24 Abstract and Surrealist Art in America (1944), circa 1944
(2 folders)
Box Folder
39 1 Portraits of Today by Painters of Today (1945), circa 1945
39 2-3 Exhibition file, Portraits of Today by Painters of Today (1945)- Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1945
(2 folders; not scanned; see also Box 51)
39 4 Lists of Exhibitions and Lenders, circa 1944-1947
Box
51 (sol) Portraits of Today by Painters of Today (1945) - Photographs, Works of Art, circa 1945
(See also Box 39, F2; not scanned)

7.2: Biographical Material, circa 1932-1983

Found here are scattered personal papers, such as Parsons' artist biography, family trees for the Pierson and Miles families, association membership cards, interview transcripts, travel itineraries, photographs, and mailing list of invitees for Parsons' Memorial. The folder containing miscellaneous personal papers includes ephemera, handwritten notes, an American Red Cross employment application, a small watercolor landscape by Lynn Yarnell, and several unsigned sketches.

Photographs in this subseries include snapshots and professional portraits, the bulk of which span the mid-1960s to early 1980s. Most of the photographs feature Parsons, but there are photographs of others that are not identified as well as beach views, perhaps taken near her Southold, Long Island Studio. Additionally there is a folder of photographs of works of art, primarily paintings, depicting Betty Parsons.

The bulk of the files in this series chronicle Betty Parsons' activities related to the art world. As a renowned art dealer and respected artist, Parsons' was a frequently requested speaker, juror for juried art exhibitions, and awards honoree. Her participation at these events is recorded through correspondence, invitations, programs, and award certificates. Noteworthy files include "The Creative in Art" seminar at Sarah Lawrence College, which includes syllabus and extensive notes for ten lectures. There is also a group of folders that document her social and volunteer activities.

This subseries has been scanned in its entirety, except for photographs of artwork.

Box Folder
39 5 Artist Biography and Narratives, 1949-1982
39 6 Family Trees and Histories, 1948 and undated
39 7 Interview - WNYC (Radio Station) Art Festival, 1951, October 16
39 8 Interview with Colette Roberts, 1968
39 9 Invitations, Announcements and Programs, circa 1928-1979
39 Juries, Seminars, Lectures, and Awards
39 10-11 Althena Award,Rhode Island School of Design 1981-1982
(2 folders)
39 12 Awards and Honors, circa 1960-1982
39 13 Conference of Women in the Visual Arts 1972
39 14 Creative Arts Award, Brandeis University, 1980
39 15 Honorary Degree, Mount Holyoke College, 1981
39 16-17 Seminar at Sarah Lawrence College, 1971-1972
(2 folders)
39 18 Watercolor Society of Alabama, 1980
39 19 Zaner Gallery, 1981
39 20 General, circa 1950-1974
39 21-23 General Juries, Seminars, etc., 1975-1976
(3 folders)
39 24 General Juries, Seminars, etc., 1976-1977
39 25 General Juries, Seminars, etc., 1977-1978
39 26 General Juries, Seminars, etc., 1979-1980
39 27-28 General Juries, Seminars, etc., 1980-1981
(2 folders)
39 29 Membership Cards and Certificates, circa 1940-1980
39 30 Memorial Service, 1982
39 31 Personal Papers, miscellaneous, circa 1934-1990
39 32 Photograph, Black and White Transparency, circa 1960-1970
(Not scanned)
39 33-35 Photographs, General, circa 1935-1981
(3 folders)
39 36 Photographs of Art Works depicting Betty Parsons, circa 1934-1940
(Not scanned)
39 37-38 Travel Itineraries and Documentation, 1949-1972
39 Volunteer and Social Activities
39 39 Cosmopolitan Club, 1959-1980
39 40 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, 1980-1981
39 41-42 Paul Taylor Dance Company, 1974-1980
(2 folders)
39 43 Visiting Nurse Service, 1971-1972
39 44 Miscellaneous, 1949-1975
39 45 War Ration Coupons, 1942-1943

7.3: Correspondence, circa 1932-1983

Series consists of Parsons' incoming and outgoing correspondence originally maintained within her personal papers, although it appears to be a mixture of personal and professional correspondence. It includes not only letters from friends and family, but also from museum directors, art dealers, researchers, gallery artists, and artists seeking representation from the Betty Parsons Gallery.

Correspondence is arranged into two sub-subseries:

General correspondence primarily consists of personal letters from friends, while chronological correspondence includes primarily business-related letters. No attempt was made to reconcile the two systems since this arrangement may have originated with the creator. This subseries has been scanned in its entirety.

7.3.1: General Correspondence, circa 1932-1982

Files mostly consist of correspondence with friends and artists with whom Parsons had a personal relationship, although letters touching upon gallery business are scattered throughout. As close friends, many of the artists shared details about their personal and family life, travels, work, and careers. Gallery artist correspondents include Larry Bigelow, Alexander Calder, and William Condon. Of particular note are letters from Ad Reinhardt discussing his work in relation to the gallery and exhorting Parsons to fight for her (and his) rightful place in history. Another significant and prolific correspondent is the English artist Adge Baker, with whom Parsons had a romantic relationship. The two lived together for several years in the house that Parson purchased shortly after she arrived in Paris in 1923. Although they separated in 1932, they remained life long friends.

Notable friends and other correspondents include heiress and world-class speed boat racer Joe Carstairs, the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (Lindy Guinness), art critic Rosalind Constable, and art and literary critic Dale McConathy, who briefly worked for Parsons as a gallery assistant. Personal correspondence also includes Christmas cards, postcards, telegrams, and third party correspondence to gallery employees and Lee Hall, Parsons' biographer and gallery artist. Letter files are arranged alphabetically, postcards are arranged by decade, but Christmas cards are not in any order since it was difficult to determine dates or the full names of the correspondents.

Box Folder
39 46 A, circa 1951-1977
  • Alper, Natalie
  • Andre, Carl
  • Arlasez, Nuri
  • Avery, Milton
  • Auerbach, Ellen
39 47 Alloway, Lawrence, circa 1959-1975
39 48 B, 1944-1982
  • Barcley, Jo
  • Barker, Margaret
  • Bakwa, C?¬©lestin,
  • Beal, John
  • Bedell, Eleanor
  • Bess, Forrest
  • Biero, Ellen
  • Blume, Mary
  • Bochoo, Jac[kki]
  • Bove, Louise
  • Box, Eden (Eden Fleming)
  • Braddock, Barrie
  • Bradley, Harvey
  • Breckenridge, Edith (Mrs. Gerald)
  • Brett, D.E.
  • Brotherton, Joe
  • Buchanan, Beverly
  • Budd, [David]
  • Burnhome, Clement M.
39 49-50 Baker, Adge, circa 1932-1982
(2 folders)
Box Folder
40 1-17 Baker, Adge, circa 1932-1982
(17 folders)
40 18 Barker, Walter, 1963-1979
40 19 Bigelow, Larry, 1954-1960
40 20 Bonge, Dusti, circa 1954-1982
40 21 Bulla, Jean, circa 1932-1935
40 22 C, 1948-1972
  • C., Bill
  • Calder, Alexander
  • Chryssa
  • Coggeshall, Calvert
  • Copley, Al
  • Cummings, Harry
40 23 Carstairs, Joe, 1942-1963
40 24 Clarke, Billie, circa 1970-1980
40 25 Cloos, Consuelo, circa 1952-1982
40 26 Congdon, William, 1977-1981
40 27 Constable, Rosalind, 1943-1982
40 28 Crosby, Caresse, 1925, 1965-1967
40 29 D, 1952-1982
  • Daniels, Alfred
  • Danziger, Sonia
  • Davidson, Carol Kreeger
  • Davis, Mary
  • Day, Blanche
  • De Lamar, Alice
  • Denn, Gene
  • Dickinson, Dennis
  • Dienes, Sari
  • Dlugoszewski, Lucia
  • Donaldson, James R.
  • Donati, Enrico
  • Dora, Una
  • Dubuffet, Jean
  • Dunbar, J. H.
40 30 DeMeyer, Evelyn, 1977-1980
40 31 Dufferin and Ava, The Marchioness of (Lindy Guinness), circa 1964-1981
40 32 Durant, Nancy, circa 1950-1972
40 33 E, circa 1950-1982
  • Eastman, Thomas
  • Eberhart, Betty
  • Edelstein, Paul
  • Egan, Charles
  • Elliott, Ronnie
  • Englesmith, Tejas
40 34 F, circa 1940-1982
  • Fairweather, Sally
  • Falkenstein, Claire
  • Feeley, Paul and Helen
  • Fenno, Pauline
  • Fine, Albert
  • Fini, Jan Luigi
  • Fischel, Marguerite
  • Fish, Seena
  • Fitch, Susan
  • Flaherty, Frances Moore
  • Flaherty, Frances Rohr
  • Francisco, Marjorie
  • Francisco, Richard
  • Frankel, Anita
  • Fraser, C. E.
  • Freedberg, Priscilla
  • Fremantle, Chloe
  • Frickner, Lawrence
40 35 Frasetto, Monica Flaherty, circa 1951-1974
40 36 Fritzius, Harry, circa 1953-1978
40 37 G, 1948-1982
  • Garston, Gerald D.
  • Gladstone, Doria and Mike
  • George, Thomas
  • Goff, Lloyd
  • Gordon, Martha
  • Grant-Govar, Enid
  • Gray, Cleve
  • Greenfield, Sophia
  • Groth, Jan
  • Guiness, Alec
40 38 Gooding, Maria, 1977-1982
40 39 Groves, Chris, 1966-1968
40 40 H, circa 1940-1981
  • Haberman, Daniel
  • Hamblett, Theora
  • Hamilton, C.
  • Hamilton, George Heard
  • Harman, E. Terry
  • Harper, Lindsay
  • Harwood, Nina Conan Doyle
  • Hawkins, Erick
  • Hayashi, Kaname
  • Herbert, David
  • Hero, Mrs. Alvin (Martha)
  • Herzel, Eileen
  • Hillis, Sue
  • Hirshhorn, Joseph and Olga
  • Hock, Robert
  • Hoff, Margo
  • Hood, Dorothy Gregory
  • Hooker, R. Wolcott
  • Hopkins, Harry L.
  • Humphrey, Ralph
  • Huyck, Laura Talmage
40 41 Hall, Lee, circa 1981-1982
40 42 Hennessy, Timothy, 1961-1974
40 43 I and J, 1942-1982
  • Irving, Flora W.
  • Jablow, Evelyn
  • Jackson, Kay
  • Jaeger, Blanche
  • Jenkins, R.A.
  • Johnson, Ray
40 44 K, circa 1940-1982
  • Kardamatis, Yiannis Wolfgang
  • Katz, Bill
  • Kealy, Hinman L.P.
  • Kelleher, M. Landreth
  • Kelly, Ellsworth
  • Kent, Alice
  • Klyne, Maurice
  • Koch, Ed
  • Koteen, Shirley
40 45 L, circa 1942-1981
  • Leake, Paul M.
  • Liebman, Marjorie
40 46 M and N, circa 1950-1976
  • Macy, Gert
  • Mallory, Margaret
  • Marshall, George
  • Mason, Susanne
  • McCloud, Lillard
  • McPeck, Eleanor
  • Metz, Gwyn
  • Miles, Jeanne
  • Miller, B.
  • Mon, Bascha
  • Morgan, Joseph P.
  • Mueller, Leo
  • Muelanzambi, Bawka
  • Murphy, Alice Harold
  • Negulesco, Jean
  • Nuala (Elsa de Brun)
40 47 McConathy, Dale circa 1963-1969
40 48 Newcomb, Mary (Mrs. Alexander Higginson), circa 1932-1961
40 49 O and P, circa 1950-1982
  • Oliver, Alex
  • Okada, Kenzo and Kimi
  • Passante, Anne
  • Perreault, John
  • Perkins, Helvetia
  • Porter, Aline
  • Porter, Pat
  • Pousette-Dart, Richard
  • Putnam, Wallace
40 50 Pierson, James Rhodes, 1956-1959
40 51 R and S, 1943-1981
  • Ret, Etienne
  • Russell, Ethel Bordon
  • Santiago, Ed
  • Shepley, Mrs. P. R. (Lili)
  • Sikelianos, Eva
  • Smith, Tony
  • Sottsass, Ettore
  • Steindecker, Oliver
  • Steiner, Lisl
  • Sterne, Hedda
  • Stevens, Peter Jellen
  • Storey, Ala
  • Swartz, Clementa M.
40 52 Reinhardt, Ad, circa 1949-1965
40 53 Seid, Dui, circa 1974-1975
40 54 T, circa 1961-1975
  • Taylor, Benjamin de Brie
  • Taylor, Marie Carr
  • Thompson, Lynne
  • Toland, Mrs. Owen Jones
  • Tryggvadottir, Nina
  • Tumarkin, Igael
Box Folder
41 1 V, W, and Z, circa 1956-1982
  • Valente, Barbara
  • Valmarsus, Pablo and Rene
  • Vanruska, Frank
  • Van Scriver, Strelsa
  • W., Jack
  • Warner, Sylvia Townsend
  • West, Saul and Peggy
  • Weyschmid, Rita
  • Zito, Abby
41 2 Unidentified, circa 1932-1981
41 3 Third Party, circa 1937-1983
41 4-8 Christmas Cards, circa 1960-1977
(5 folders)
41 9 Postcards, circa 1930-1959
41 10 Postcards, circa 1960-1969
41 11 Postcards, circa 1970-1979
41 12 Postcards, 1980-1982
41 13 Postcards, undated
41 14 Telegrams, 1929-1971
7.3.2: Chronological Correspondence, circa 1938-1983

These files reflect how deeply Parsons' life was intertwined with the gallery as correspondence with dealers, museum directors, researchers, collectors, arts organizations, gallery staff, and artists predominate in this subseries, although letters from friends are scattered throughout. Letters address a variety of topics including requests for Parsons to be a jurist for juried exhibitions, exhibitions and sales of her own art work, references for artists, requests for interviews, questions from researchers, and communications from gallery staff. Letters from Jock Truman, include his original cover letter (1961) and updates concerning gallery business (1964, 1966-1968, and 1972).

Letters from Parsons include a letter of introduction for her former husband Schuyler Parsons to Peggy Guggenheim (1965) and a suggestion to collector Paul Mellon (1976)that Barnett Newman's Stations of the Cross belongs in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. Parsons response to a researcher (1979) provides her insights concerning the early history of the gallery and her connection with the Abstract Expressionists. Other significant correspondents include Ossip Zadkine (1956), Jacqueline Monnier (1978 and 1982), and Judith Rothschild (1980). Finally, letters that post-date Parsons death in July, 1982 include condolence letters to gallery staff and correspondence between Jack Tilton, her former assistant at the gallery and William Rayner, her nephew and the executer of her estate, to establish prices for her art work.

Files are arranged chronologically by year, followed by a file of undated letters

Box Folder
41 15 Correspondence, 1938-1949
41 16 Correspondence, 1950-1953
41 17 Correspondence, 1954-1956
41 18 Correspondence, 1957-1960
41 19 Correspondence, 1961-1962
41 20 Correspondence, 1963
41 21 Correspondence, 1964
41 22 Correspondence, 1965
41 23 Correspondence, 1966
41 24 Correspondence, 1967-1969
41 25 Correspondence, 1970-1974
41 26 Correspondence, 1975-1977
41 27 Correspondence, 1978
41 28-29 Correspondence, 1979
(2 folders)
41 30 Correspondence, 1980
41 31-32 Correspondence, 1981
(2 folders)
41 33 Correspondence, 1982
41 34 Correspondence, 1983
41 35 Correspondence, undated

7.4: Pocket Diaries and Notebooks, circa 1933-1982

Files primarily consist of small Smythson leather pocket diaries in which Parsons noted lunch and dinner engagements, openings, and other appointments, thereby providing a sense of her daily activities. As with Parsons' life, personal and gallery life are intertwined in the pages. Frequently the endpapers were used to note names, address and phone numbers. Although these diaries span from 1933-1980, they are not complete; there are only a few from the 1940s and none from the 1950s. Address books and desk calendars are also found.

Three notebooks from the 1960s appear to relate to gallery business as they contain references, to artists, works of art, and museums. The 1980-1982 notebook contains handwritten drafts of correspondence; most of the notebook pages are left blank.

Box Folder
41 36 Address Books, circa 1933-1978
41 37 Pocket Diaries, 1933-1936
41 38 Pocket Diary, 1937
41 39 Pocket Diaries, 1937-1938
Box Folder
42 1 Pocket Diaries, 1939-1941
42 2 Pocket Diaries, 1942-1943
42 3 Pocket Diaries, 1948-1949
42 4 Pocket Diaries, 1960-1961
42 5 Pocket Diaries, 1962
42 6 Pocket Diaries, 1963-1964
42 7 Pocket Diaries, 1965-1966
42 8 Pocket Diaries, 1967-1969
42 9 Pocket Diaries, 1970-1971
42 10 Pocket Diaries, 1972-1973
42 11 Pocket Diaries, 1974-1975
42 12 Pocket Diaries, 1976-1977
42 13 Pocket Diaries, 1978-1980
42 14 Pocket Diaries, 1981
42 15 Engagement Calendar, 1970
42 16 Engagement Calendar, 1979
42 17 Engagement Calendar, 1980
42 18 Notebook, 1961
42 19 Notebook, possibly 1965
42 20 Notebook, 1980-1982

7.5: Annotated Sketchbooks, 1951-1969

This subseries includes three sketchbooks, two of which are annotated. According to biographical accounts, Betty Parsons was an avid sketcher, having acquired the habit dating from her studies with the English artist Arthur Lindsay in the 1930s. Despite this fact, this collection contains only three sketchbooks. The 1951 sketchbook consists primarily of ink figure drawings, but also includes notes for her WNYC Radio Arts Festival Interview, a transcript of which can be found with the biographical materials. The 1967 sketchbook includes diary entries amongst the abstract and figurative drawings. Finally, the 1969 sketchbook is labeled "Turkey" and includes felt tip marker landscape and abstract drawings.

Box Folder
42 21 Sketchbook, 1951
42 22 Sketchbook, 1967
42 23 Sketchbook, 1969

7.6: Writings by Others, circa 1950-1980

Found here are articles, poems, essays, and unpublished manuscripts mostly about Parsons and the Betty Parsons Gallery, including a typescript for an unpublished monograph, "An American Gallery," written by art critic Lawrence Alloway. Related correspondence can be found in the Alloway folders in the Betty Parsons Papers Correspondence files. Also included is a proposal for a documentary film about Betty Parsons titled "Keeper of the Treasure"; it does not appear that this project was realized. Other writings are related to art, dance, and poetry, including a notebook of poems by Parsons Gallery artist, Dorothy Sturm.

Files are arranged by alphabetically by author, followed by one file of miscellaneous essays and poems.

Box Folder
42 24-26 Alloway, Lawrence, typescript of "An American Gallery," circa 1961-1968
(3 folders)
42 27 Codman, Florence, typescript of "Values in Some Recent American Paintings," undated
42 28 Dlugoszewski, Lucia, miscellaneous writings, circa 1962-1972
42 29 Dreyfuss, Caril, typescript of "On Judging," 1980
42 30 Du Brul, E. Lloyd, "Biology of Artistic Behavior," 1968
42 31 Hawkins, Erick, miscellaneous writings, circa 1961-1962
42 32 [Martin, Agnes], manuscript (photocopy) of "Current of the River of Life Moves Us," undated
42 33 Mathieu, Georges, typescript of "Declaration to the American Avant Garde Painters," undated
42 34 McFadden, Elizabeth, typescript of "Anthology for Children," undated
42 35 McFadden, Elizabeth, typescript of "Poetry Edition," undated
42 36 Motherwell, Robert, typescript of "In Memoriam: Anthony Smith," 1981
42 37 Putnam, Wallace, photocopy of talk "Come Dance with Dragon," 1971
42 38 Putnam, Wallace, typescript of "The Shiny Gilt Frame is Gone," undated
Box Folder
43 1 Sturm, Dorothy, notebook of poems, 1957
43 2 unknown author, proposal for "Keeper of the Treasure," circa 1981
43 3 Miscellaneous typescripts, circa 1950-1965

7.7: Printed Materials, circa 1920-1991

Printed Material includes catalogs and announcements for exhibitions at Betty Parsons Gallery and other galleries, offsets of articles, magazines, clippings from newspapers and magazines.

Announcements and catalogs files include printed material from the Wakefield Gallery, Mortimer Brandt Gallery, Betty Parsons Gallery, as well as other galleries. Much of this material is duplicated in other series including Artists Files and Other Gallery Records.

The bulk of magazine and newspaper clippings feature Betty Parsons in her role as artist, art dealer, or collector. The file of the 1967 House and Garden feature on her Long Island Studio includes photographs, some of which appear to have been used in the article. This subseries also includes clippings on artists, particularly those whom Parsons represented, general art and architecture files, and a file of miscellaneous clippings and cartoons.

Much of this subseries has not been scanned. Digitized materials include announcements and catalogs (only the cover and title page have been scanned for some printed catalogs), clippings about Parsons, and clippings about her friends and family.

Box Folder
43 4 Announcements and Catalogs, 1927-1952
43 5 Announcements and Catalogs, 1952-1966
43 6 Announcements and Catalogs, 1967-1982
43 7-8 Magazine Clippings about Betty Parsons, circa 1951-1982
(2 folders)
43 9 Magazine Clippings and photographs of Betty Parsons' Studio, circa 1967
43 10-11 Magazine Clippings about Art and Architecture, circa 1951-1982
(2 folders, not scanned)
43 12 Magazine Clippings about Artists, circa 1947-1948
(2 folders; not scanned)
43 13-14 Newspaper Clippings about Betty Parsons, circa 1930-1983
(2 folders)
43 15 Newspaper Clippings about Friends and Family, circa 1920-1960
43 16-17 Newspaper Clippings about Art and Architecture, circa 1948-1978
(2 folders, not scanned)
43 18-19 Newspaper Clippings about Artists, circa 1927-1976
(2 folders, not scanned)
43 20 Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, Miscellaneous, circa 1945-1971
(Not scanned)
43 21-23 Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, Duplicates, circa 1957-1982
(3 folders, not scanned)
43 24-27 Magazines, 1946-1983
(4 folders, not scanned)
43 28 Miscellaneous, circa 1950-1991
(Not scanned)

7.8: Records About Betty Parsons' Art Work, circa 1927-1983

These files chronicle Betty Parsons' artistic career through announcements, catalogs, correspondence, inventories, price lists, sales invoices, loan forms and photographs. The majority of photographs are reproductions of works of art, although installation shots are scattered throughout.

The bulk of this subseries has been scanned, except for photographs, transparencies, and slides of artwork.

Box Folder
43 29 Annoucements and Catalogs, circa 1927-1982
43 Exhibition files
43 30 General Exhibitions, circa 1927-1956
43 31 General Exhibitions, circa 1957-1969
43 32 General Exhibitions, 1970-1979
43 33 New Arts Gallery (1963: Atlanta, Ga.), 1962-1965
43 34 Miami Museum of Modern Art (1963), circa 1962-1963
43 35 New Gallery (1966: Bennington College, Vt.), 1965-1966
43 36 Gallery Seven (1967: Boston, Mass.), 1967
43 37 Grand Central Moderns (1967: New York, N.Y.), 1966-1967
Box Folder
44 1-4 Whitechapel Gallery (1968: London, England), 1965-1969
(4 folders)
44 5-6 Studio Gallery (1971: Washington, D.C.), 1971-1972
(2 folders)
44 7 College Art Gallery (1972: Drew University, Madison, N.J.), 1971-1972
44 8 A.M. Sachs Gallery (1972: New York, N.Y.), 1972
44 9 Studio Gallery (1973: Washington, D.C.), 1972-1975
44 10-12 Montclair Art Museum (1974: Montclair, N.J.), circa 1974
(3 folders)
44 13 Studio Gallery (1975: Washington, D.C.), 1975
(2 folders)
44 14 Benson Gallery (1975: Bridgehampton, N.Y.), 1974-1975
44 15 Circanou Galleries (1976: Des Moines, Iowa), 1975
Exhibition was cancelled.
44 16 David Hendricks Gallery (1976: Dublin,Ireland), 1976
44 17 Louise Himelfarb Gallery (1977: Water Mill,N.Y.), 1977
44 18 Barnard College (1977: New York, N.Y.), 1977
44 19 United States Information Service (1978: Tegucilgalpa, Hondoras), 1978
44 20 Heath Gallery (1978: Atlanta,Ga.), 1977-1979
44 21 Artists and Poets fo the Hamptons Landscape,Benson Gallery (1978: Bridgehamton, N.Y.), 1978
44 22 Kornblee/Truman Gallery (1978: New York, N.Y.), 1978-1979
44 23 Paintings and Sculptures by Candidates for Art Awards, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1979: New York, N.Y.), 1977-1979
44 24 Women Artists of Eastern New York, Guild Hall (1979: East Hampton, N.Y.), 1979
44 25 Hoshour Gallery (1979: Albuquerque, New Mexico), 1978-1979
44 26 Marchand-Parson Gallery (1979: Shelter Island, N.Y.), circa 1979
44 27 Summit Art Center (1979: Summit, N.J.), 1979
44 28 Zeller Gallery (1979: University Park, Penn.), 1979
44 29 Fairweather Hardin Gallery (1979: Chicago, Ill.), 1979
44 30 Kornblee Galleries (1980: New York, N.Y.), 1980-1983
44 31 Barbara Fiedler Gallery (1980: Washington D.C.), 1979-1982
44 32 Newspace (1980: Los Angeles, Calif.), 1979-1982
44 33 American Center (1980: Paris, France), 1979-1980
44 34 Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd. (1980: London, England), 1980-1981
44 35 Robert T. Kidd Associates (1980: Birmingham, Mich.), 1980-1983
44 36 Portraits Real and Imagined, Guild Hall (1980: East Hampton, N.Y.), 1980
44 37 William Sawyer Gallery (1981: San Franisco, Calif.), 1981
44 38 Virginia Miller Galleries (1981: Miami, Fla.), 1980-1981
44 39 Burnside Gallery (1981: Greenport, N.Y.), 1981
44 40 Benson Gallery (1981: Bridgehampton, N.Y.), 1980-1981
44 41-42 The Artist and the Quilt, Traveling Exhibition (1980), 1980-1982
(2 folders)
44 43 Hoshour Gallery (1982: Albuquerque, New Mexico), 1981-1982
44 44 Betty Parsons Memorial Show, Betty Parsons Gallery (1982: New York, N.Y.), 1982
44 45 Fairweather Hardin (1982: Chicago, Ill.), 1982-1983
44 46 Inventories, 1966-1982
44 47 Inventory with Sketches, 1982 October
44 48 Inventories, 1983
44 49 Appraisals and Price Lists, 1979-1983
44 50 Consignments, 1941-1967
44 51 Consignments, 1974-1979
44 52 Consignments, circa 1980-1983
44 53 Consignments-Heath Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 1980-1982
44 54 Sales, 1938-1982
44 55 Photographs of Betty Parsons Sculptures at the National Gallery of Art Opening, 1973 November
44 56 Installation Photographs, New Arts Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, circa 1962-1964
44 57 Miscellaneous Installation Photographs, circa 1962-1980
44 58-62 Photographs of Paintings, circa 1940-1980
(5 folders; not scanned)
44 63 Photographs of Wood Sculptures, circa 1970s
(Not scanned)
44 64 Photographs of Paintings and Sculptures, 1980-1982
(Not scanned)
44 65 Photographs, Duplicates, circa 1940-1980
(Not scanned)
44 66 Color Separations for Art Gallery Magazine, 1972 October
(Not scanned)
44 67 Negatives for Color Separation for Annoucement, 1973
(Not scanned)
44 68 Transparencies, circa 1970-1981
(Not scanned)
44 69 Slides, circa 1970s
(Not Scanned)

7.9: Betty Parsons Private Collection, circa 1963-1983

This subseries documents Betty Parsons' personal art collection through inventories, correspondence, clippings, photographs, loan agreements, sales and purchase invoices, and photographs of artwork.

Institutions and museums often requested loans from Parsons' personal collection for exhibitions. Exhibition files consist of announcements, catalogs, correspondence, and clippings. Additionally Parsons' gave works of art from her collection to institutions and museums and these gifts are recorded in the "Gifts of work" files. Some of the documents in this subseries document appraisals of the collection following Parsons' death in 1982

The bulk of this subseries has been scanned except for photographs of works of art.

Box Folder
44 70 Appraisals, 1983
44 71 Correspondence, circa 1968-1981
Box Folder
45 1 Inventories, circa 1971-1983
45 Exhibitions,
45 2 Finch College (1968: New York, N.Y.), 1968
45 3 New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970, Metropolitan Museum of Art(1969: New York, N.Y.), 1969-1970
45 4 Montclair Museum of Art(1972: Montclair, N.J.), 1971-1972
45 5 Parrish Art Museum (1972: Southampton, N.Y.) 1972
45 6 Art of this Century from the Betty Parsons Collection, Rhode Island School of Design (1980: Providence, R.I.), 1979-1980
45 7 General Exhibition Annoucements and Catalogues, circa 1963-1983
45 8 General Exhibition Loan Forms and Correspondence, 1966-1982
45 9 Gifts of Works of Art, 1956-1970
45 10 Gifts of Works of Art, 1971-1977
45 11 Gifts of Works of Art, 1978
45 12 Gifts of Works of Art, 1979-1980
45 13 Gifts of Works of Art, 1980-1981
45 14 Gifts of Works of Art, 1982
45 15 Sales and Purchases, 1961-1977
45 16-19 Photographs, circa 1955-1982
(4 folders; not scanned)
45 20-23 Photographs, Duplicates, circa 1955-1982
(4 folders; not scanned)
45 24 Transparencies and Negatives, circa 1967-1983
(Not scanned)

7.10: Personal Financial Records, 1947-1980
(Not scanned)

Records in this extensive subseries provide insights into Parsons' personal financial affair documenting her investments, banking accounts, family estates (including her own will and testament) and real estate holdings. Since her work as an art dealer was her primary source of income, financial information relevant to the Betty Parsons Gallery can be found within her personal tax records.

The personal financial records have arranged into five subseries:

This subseries has not been scanned.

7.10.1: Family Financial Papers, 1948-1979
Box Folder
45 25 Betty Parsons' Last Will and Testament, 1975-1979
45 26 Estate of J. Fred Pierson, 1955-1961
45 27 Estate of James R. Pierson, 1975-1979
45 28 Miscellaneous Pierson Family Estate Papers, 1948-1959
45 29-30 Estate of Emily P. Rayner, 1963-1977
(2 folders)
7.10.2: Real Estate Records, circa 1951-1982
Box Folder
45 31 Miscellaneous Real Estate Documents, 1958-1975
45 32 Artists Acres, Englewood, Fla., circa 1951-1966
45 33-36 House in Sheepscott, Maine, circa 1973-1981
(4 Folders)
45 37-45 House in St. Maartens, Netherlands Antilles, circa 1968-1982
(9 Folders)
45 46-48 St. Maartens, Netherlands Antilles, House Plans, circa 1962-1966
(3 Folders)
Box Folder
46 1-4 St. Maartens, Netherlands Antilles, Landowners Association, circa 1961-1981
(4 Folders)
7.10.3: Investments and Securities, circa 1948-1981
Box Folder
46 5-6 Automobile Insurance Policies, circa 1963-1978
(2 folders)
46 7 Miscellaneous Employees Insurance Policies, circa 1960-1974
46 8 Fine Arts Dealers Insurance Policies, 1972-19784
46 9 Personal Fine Arts Insurance Policies, 1971-1976
46 10 Health and Medicare Insurance Policies, 1962-1966
46 11 Homeowners Insurance Policies, 1961-1978
46 12 Miscellaneous Insurance Policies, 1963-1974
46 13-14 Miles Timber Company, 1948-1977
(2 folders)
46 15-16 Miles Timber Company Audit Reports, 1951-1962
(2 folders)
46 17 Ramapo Land Company, 1958-1982
46 18 Ramapo Land Company Financial Statements, 1966-1969
46 19 Chemical Bank Investment Statements, 1969-1970
46 20 Chemical Bank Investment Statements, 1971-1972
46 21 Chemical Bank Investment Statements, 1972-1973
46 22 Chemical Bank Investment Statements, 1977-1978
46 23 Chemical Bank Investment Statements, 1978-1979
46 24 Chemical Bank Investment Statements, 1979
46 25 Irving Trust Company, 1959-1967
46 26-38 Investment Accounts, 1959-1979
(13 folders)
46 39-41 Securities Statements, 1969-1975
(3 folders)
7.10.4: Tax Records, circa 1940-1979
Box Folder
46 42 Tax Documents (1940-1943), 1941-1944
46 43 Tax Documents (1954-1957), 1955-1958
46 44 Tax Documents (1958-1959), 1959-1960
46 45 Tax Documents (1960-1964), 1960-1965
46 46 Tax Documents (1965-1966), 1965-1967
46 47 Tax Documents (1967), 1967-1968
46 48 Tax Documents (1968), 1968-1970
Box Folder
47 1 Tax Documents (1969), 1968-1973
47 2 Tax Documents (1970), 1968-1971
47 3 Tax Documents (1971), 1971-1973
47 4 Tax Documents (1972), 1972-1973
47 5 Tax Documents (1973), 1973-1974
47 6 Tax Documents (1974), 1974-1975
47 7 Tax Documents (1975-1977), 1975-1978
47 8 Tax Documents (1979), 1979-1980
47 9 Property Taxes, Town of Southold, 1959-1974
47 10 Property Taxes, Town of Esopus, 1968-1973
47 11 Real Estate Taxes, Sarasota County, 1963-1973
47 12 Social Security, 1965-1974
47 13 Financial Contributions, circa 1960-1978
47 14-36 Miscellaneous Receipts, circa 1958-1979
(23 folders)
Box Folder
48 1-4 Miscellaneous Receipts, circa 1958-1979
(4 folders)
7.10.5: Banking Records, 1953-1982
Box Folder
48 5 Bank Correspondence, 1961-1982
48 6-22 Citibank (formerly First National City Bank), 1966-1979
(17 Folders)
Box Folder
49 1-13 Citibank (formerly First National City Bank), 1966-1979
(13 Folders)
49 14-26 Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, 1953-1980
(13 Folders)
49 27-30 North Fork Bank and Trust, 1963-1979
(4 Folders)
Box Folder
50 1-10 North Fork Bank and Trust, 1963-1979
(10 Folders)
50 11-14 Windward Islands Bank, circa 1973-1982
(4 Folders)