A Finding Aid to the Marshall Reisman Papers,
1959-2010 bulk 1972-1989, in the Archives of American Art, by Rachel Salzmann
Table of Contents:
- Biographical Information
- Overview of the Collection
- How to Use the Collection
- Detailed Description and Container Inventory
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).
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:
- Series 1: Annotated Sketches, 1972, 1989 (Box 1; 1 folder)
- Series 2: Letters and Related Financial Records, 1959-2001 (Box 1; 5 folders)
- Series 3: Printed Material 1962-2010 (Box 1; 2 folders)
Subjects and Names
This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:
- Collectors and collecting--New York (State)
- Art commissions
Types of Materials:
- Nakashima, George, 1905-1990
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.
Detailed Description and Container Inventory
Annotated Sketches, 1972, 1989
(Box 1; 1 folder)
Annotated sketches of furniture and objects designed by Nakashima for Reisman.
|1||1||Annotated Sketches, 1972, 1989|
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.
|1||2-6||Letters and Related Financial Records, 1959-2001|
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.
|1||7-8||Printed Material, 1962-2010|