Marshall Reisman papers concerning George Nakashima, 1959-2010, bulk 1972-1989

A Finding Aid to the Marshall Reisman Papers, 1959-2010 bulk 1972-1989, in the Archives of American Art, by Rachel Salzmann

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Biographical Information

Marshall Reisman (1914-2009) and his wife Dorothy (1914-2008) were both art collectors from Syracuse, NY. They commissioned furniture and other objects from George Nakashima (1905-1990).

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The Marshall Reisman papers concerning George Nakashima are dated 1959-2010, bulk 1972-1989, and comprise 0.2 linear feet. The papers include correspondence, letters, annotated sketches, receipts, photographs, financial records, and printed material related to commissioned works by woodworker and sculptor George Nakashima for art collector Marshall Reisman.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 3 series:

Subjects and Names

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

Subjects-Topical:

  • Collectors and collecting--New York (State)
  • Woodworkers
  • Sculptors
  • Art commissions

Types of Materials:

  • Photographs
  • Sketches

Names:

  • Nakashima, George, 1905-1990

Provenance

Donated by the Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation through Robert Falter, trustee, 2010.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was processed by Rachel Salzmann in 2011.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Marshall Reisman papers concerning George Nakashima 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.

How to Cite this Collection

Marshall Reisman papers concerning George Nakashima, 1959-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Annotated Sketches, 1972, 1989
(Box 1; 1 folder)

Annotated sketches of furniture and objects designed by Nakashima for Reisman.

Box Folder
1 1 Annotated Sketches, 1972, 1989

Series 2: Letters and Related Financial Records, 1959- 2001
(Box 1; 5 folders)

Letters and photographs concerning furniture and other objects designed by Nakashima for Reisman. Related financial records include recceipts, estimates for restorations, invoices, and shipping records.

Box Folder
1 2-6 Letters and Related Financial Records, 1959-2001

Series 3: Printed Material, 1962-2010
(Box 1; 2 folders)

Printed material includes articles about the artist as well as the March 16, 2010 auction catalog featuring the Reisman collection.

Box Folder
1 7-8 Printed Material, 1962-2010