Dorothy and Herbert Vogel papers, 1960s-2009

Vogel, Dorothy, b. 1935
Collector, Librarian
Active in New York, N.Y.

Vogel, Herbert
Active in New York,N.Y.

Collection size: 47.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of contemporary art collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel measure 47.5 linear feet and date from the 1960s to 2009. Found is scattered general correspondence, artists' files, subject files, business records, and printed material relating to the Vogel Collection. Artists' and subject files create the bulk of the collection, the majority of which is printed material but includes some correspondence from artists.

Biographical/Historical Note: Dorothy (1935- ) and Herbert Vogel (1922-2012) were contemporary art collectors in New York, New York. Dorothy was a librarian and Herbert was a postal clerk in New York. The couple, working out their modest one bedroom apartment in New York, bought and collected contemporary art for over 45 years, resulting in an extensive art collection.

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel donated their papers in several accretions from 1980 to 2009.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.

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Related Materials

Three notebooks containing clippings, articles, press releases, exhibition catalogs and announcements were loaned by the Vogels in 1982 for microfilming onto reel 2435 and were returned to the Vogels after microfilming. The notebooks are not described further in the container listing of this finding aid.