Ferargil Galleries records, circa 1900-1963

Ferargil Galleries, est. 1915 - 1955
Art gallery
New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 18.7 linear feet

Collection Summary: The Ferargil Galleries records date from circa 1900-1963 and document the activities of this New York gallery that dealt primarily in American contemporary art from shortly after its 1915 founding by Frederic Newlin Price (1884-1963) to it's closure in 1955. 18.7 linear feet of records include incoming and outgoing correspondence with artists, dealers, schools and colleges, and museums and other art institutions; artist files; estate and legal records, including papers relating to the Arthur B. Davies estate; gallery business and financial records; printed material; scrapbooks; scattered personal papers of Price; artwork; and photographs of artists, exhibitions and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note: Ferargil Galleries (established 1915; closed 1955) was a commercial art gallery in New York, N.Y. Founded by Frederic Newlin Price in 1915. Closed its doors in 1955. Dealt primarily in American art.

Circa 70 letters were given to the Archives of American Art by Frederic Newlin Price in 1958. The remaining records were donated anonymously in 1968.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

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Frederic Newlin Price loaned personal and business correspondence with artists and other records for microfilming on reels D321-D322, and N68-14-N68-15. The material was returned after filming and is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.