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Alice Yamin papers, 1927-1998

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 4 series. Letter files pertaining to specific individuals and organizations are arranged alphabetically; miscellaneous letters, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs are arranged chronologically.

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Series 1: Letter Files , 1927-1998
(Boxes 1-2; 1.5 linear feet)

Miscellaneous letters from various individuals, galleries, and corporations discuss art-related topics including the purchase of Yamin's work and her participation in fund raising and political events. The files also contain scattered printed material and photographs. Represented are: artists including Ilya Bolotowsky, Ernest Briggs, Fritz Bultman, Elaine DeKooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Buffie Johnson, Alex Katz, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko; curator Henry Ginsburg; writers Barbara Nimri Aziz and Leo Yamin; and galleries including the Ingber Gallery and the Landmark Gallery. The file for Henry Ginsburg contains a photograph of Ginsburg with Queen Elizabeth II. There are also letter files concerning Markus Low of the CIGY-GEIGY Corporation; Alice Yamin's brother, businessman Frank S. Bernard; and the town Chilmark, Massachusetts, where the Yamins spent their summers.
The files are arranged in alphabetical order, except for miscellaneous letters.
Description Container Select
Miscellaneous Letters, undated
1
1
Miscellaneous Letters, 1953-1958
1
2
Miscellaneous Letters, 1963-1969
1
3
Miscellaneous Letters, 1972-1974
1
4
Miscellaneous Letters, 1975-1979
1
5
Miscellaneous Letters, 1980-1981
1
6
Miscellaneous Letters, 1982
1
7
Miscellaneous Letters, 1983-1984
1
8
Miscellaneous Letters, 1985
1
9
Miscellaneous Letters, 1986-1989
1
10
Miscellaneous Letters, 1991
1
11
Miscellaneous Letters, 1992-1993
1
12
Herb Aach, 1977
1
13
Mary Abbott; Ruth and Dick Abbott, 1958-1993
1
14
Ruth Abrams; American Federation of Arts; Anne Arnold, 1965-1988
1
15
Alice Baber; Ed Baynard; Dick Bellamy, 1974-1983
1
16
Victoria S. Benham and Charles N. Haas, 1990, undated
1
17
Thomas Hart Benton, 1975-1989
1
18
Frank S. Bernard, 1959-1977, undated
(2 folders)
1
19-20
Elizabeth Bettman, 1957-1962
1
21
James Bohary, 1968-1994, undated
(2 folders)
1
22-23
Ilya Bolotowsky; Louise Bourgeois, 1974-1980, undated
1
24
Warren Brandt, 1972-1991, undated
1
25
Ernest Briggs, 1960-1984, undated
1
26
Lilly Brody; James Brooks; Fritz Bultman, 1970-1979, undated
1
27
Gretna Campbell, 1987
1
28
Chilmark, Massachusetts, 1960-1994, undated
(2 folders)
1
29-30
Alan Cohen, 1975-1991, undated
(2 folders)
1
31-32
Gloria Cortella, Inc., 1976
1
33
Rosemary Cove, 1976-1993
1
34
Elaine DeKooning; Charles Duback; Edward Dugmore, 1974-1994, undated
1
35
Shannon Dunn; Max Eastman, 1972-1991
1
36
Martha Edelheit, 1975-1986
1
37
Natalie Edgar; Edward Farber, 1959-1994
1
38
Herbert Ferber, 1969-1973
1
39
John Ferren; James Frank, undated
1
40
Joseph Freeman and Charmion Von Wiegand, 1958-1977
1
41
Sideo Fromboluti, Tillie Speyer, and Nora Speyer, 1961-1998
(4 folders)
1
42-45
Henry Ginsburg, Carl Ginsburg, and Cora Ginsburg, 1963-1996, undated
(2 folders)
1
46-47
Fritz Glarner, 1969-1975
1
Adolph Gottlieb, 1947-1984
(2 folders)
1
49-50
John Graham; John Grillo; Philip Guston, 1978-1982
1
51
Clinton Hill; Nancy Hoffman Gallery; Bud Hopkins, 1973-1983, undated
1
52
Joan Hoberg-Petersen; John Hultberg; Julie Hyman, 1991-1993, undated
1
53
Barbara Ingber and Ingber Gallery, 1979-1992, undated
(2 folders)
1
54-55
Buffie Johnson, 1973-1992, undated
1
56
Howard Kanovitz, undated
1
57
Alex Katz, 1959-1987
(2 folders)
1
58-59
Lila Katzen; Don Kimes, 1981-1982, undated
1
60
Phyllis Kimmel, 1976-1979, undated
1
61
Bill King, 1973-1977
1
62
Betty Klavun, 1976-1979
1
63
Al Kotin; Harry Kramer, 1965-1988
1
64
Irving Kriesberg and Barbara Nimri Aziz, 1986-1989
1
65
Stanley Kunitz, 1976-1978
1
66
Landmark Gallery, 1959-1982, undated
1
67
Fay Lansner, 1978, undated
1
68
LGolda Lewis, 1986-1993, undated
1
69
Daphne Ley, 1950-1959
1
70
Linda Lindeberg; Maria Lipkind, 1971-1993, undated
1
71
William H. Littlefield, 1956-1976
1
72
Jon Loew; Michael Loew, 1957-1979 undated
1
73
Markus Low, 1967-1994, undated
(4 folders)
1
74-77
Mildred Low; Oscar Magnan, 1974-1979
1
78
Nicholas Mariscano and Merle Mariscano, 1963-1980
1
79
Alice Trumbull Mason, 1973-1993
1
80
Jason McCoy, 1979
1
81
Elizabeth "Sitty" McFadden Concerning Anne Ryan, 1971-1986, undated
(3 folders)
1
82-84
George McNeil; Jay Milder; Robert Motherwell, 1970-1993
1
85
Daphne Mumford, undated
1
86
Michael Nadel, 1927-1989
(2 folders)
1
87-88
Cynthia Navaretta, 1973-1984
1
89
Jean Neininger, 1965-1983, undated
(2 folders)
1
90-91
Barnett Newman, 1966-1969
1
92
Georgine Oeri and Gertrud Oeri-Sarasin, 1946-1976 (2 folders)
2
1-2
Ray Parker, 1980
2
3
Philip Pavia, 1981-1991
2
4
Marilyn Pearl Gallery; Philip Pearlstein, 1983-1992, undated
2
5
Vita Petersen; Richard Pousette-Dart, 1970-1983
2
6
Jody Rapée (Joellen Hall); Milton Resnick; Lynne Rish, 1958-1987, undated
2
7
Ce Roser, 1986
2
8
Mark Rothko, 1961-1979
(2 folders)
2
9-10
Judith Rothschild, 1973-1995, undated
(3 folders)
2
11-13
Ruth Wolfe Rovinsky, 1971-1993, undated
2
14
Paul Russoto, 1981-1995, undated
(4 folders)
2
15-18
Elsa Schmid; Lillian Schreiber; Lynn Schreuer and Carlos Krish, 1965-1993, undated
2
19
Barbara Schwartz, 1973-1976
2
20
Anita Shapolsky Gallery; Rose Slivka, 1979-1993
2
21
Harry C. Smith, undated
2
22
Phoebe Sonenberg, 1969
2
23
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, 1986
2
24
Carmen Suhear; Frances Taylor, 1981, undated
2
25
Jane Teller and Walter Teller, 1952-1993, undated
(4 folders)
2
26-29
Ruthven and Joellen Todd; Jack Tworkov, 1954-1969
2
30
Esteban Vicente, 1982-1993
2
31
Hugo Weber, 1970-1983, undated
2
32
Julian "Weissman; Pennerton West, 1974-1994
2
33
Douglas Wirls; Elaine Gale Wrong, 1986-1993, undated
2
34
Leo Yamin, 1947-1995, undated
(2 folders)
2
35-36
Miscellaneous Yamin Family Members, 1965-1995, undated
2
37

Series 2: Exhibition Files , 1956-1982
(Box 2; 18 folders)

Exhibition files contain letters, prospectuses, business records, clippings, and exhibition announcements and catalogs concerning the inclusion of Yamin's art work, primarily in group exhibitions.
Description Container Select
Lower East Side Independent Artists Exhibition, New York, New York, 1956
2
38
College Museum Exhibition, Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia, 1966
2
39
Art East '66, New York, New York, 1966
2
40
Gay Head Art Auction, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, 1966
2
41
Week of the Angry Arts Collage of Indignation, New York University, New York, New York, 1966-1967
2
42
Art East '67, New York, New York, 1967
2
43
Art East '68, New York, New York, 1968
2
44
Drawing Benefit for New York Studio School, New York, New York, 1972-1973
2
45
Color, Light, and Image, Women's Interart Center, Inc., New York, New York, 1975
2
46
118 Artists, Landmark Gallery, Inc., New York, New York, 1975-1976
2
47
Drawing Benefit for New York Studio School, New York, New York, 1976-1977
2
48
Ten Artists, Landmark Gallery, Inc., New York, New York, 1976-1977
2
49
Works on Paper from the CIBA-GEIGY Collection Traveling Exhibition, 1976-1977
2
50
118 Artists, Landmark Gallery, Inc., New York, New York, 1978-1979
2
51
Clayworks Benefit Exhibition, New York, New York, 1979
2
52
118 Artists, Landmark Gallery, Inc., New York, New York, 1980-1981
2
53
Heresies Benefit Exhibition, Grey Art Gallery, New York, New York, 1981
2
54
Solo Exhibition in the Drawing Room, Landmark Gallery, Inc., New York, New York, 1981-1982
2
55

Series 3: Printed Material , 1949-1992
(Box 2; 22 folders)

Printed material consists of miscellaneous clippings, and exhibition announcements and catalogs that do not relate to the exhibition files, as well as miscellaneous booklets and brochures.
Description Container Select
Clippings, 1949-1956
2
56
Clippings, 1962-1966
2
57
Clippings, 1968
2
58
Clippings, 1972-1973
2
59
Clippings, 1974-1975
2
60
Clippings, 1976-1979
2
61
Clippings, 1981-1984
2
62
Clippings Concerning the Care and Repair of Miscellaneous Items, 1979-1992, undated
2
63
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1964-1969
2
64
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1970-1972
2
65
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1973
2
66
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1974
2
67
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1975-1979
2
68
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1980-1981
2
69
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1982-1985
2
70
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1986
2
71
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Others, 1987, undated
2
72
Book American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983
2
73
Miscellaneous Booklets, 1966-1973
(2 folders)
2
74-75
Miscellaneous Brochures, 1965-1966
2
76
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1966-1966
2
77

Series 4: Photographs , 1923-1978
(Box 2; 2 folders)

Photographs are of Yamin, family members, and colleagues including Bill and Maria Lipkind, and Aaron Siskind.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Alice and Leo Yamin, 1928-1978, undated
2
78
Photographs of Family Members and Friends, including Aaron Siskind, 1923-1952, undated
2
79

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.