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Ankrum Gallery records, circa 1900-circa 1990s, bulk 1960-1990

Ankrum Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 41.5 Linear feet

Summary: The Ankrum Gallery records measure 41.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 1990s, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1990. The papers include over 395 artists files, general gallery correspondence, project files, administrative records, exhibition files, collector and client files, financial material, printed material, 1 unbound scrapbook, and photographs. Also included are personal papers of gallery founder Joan Ankrum and her nephew, artist Morris Broderson.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ankrum Gallery was established 1960 in Los Angeles by American film actress Joan Wheeler Ankrum and William Chalee. The gallery closed in 1989.


The Ankrum Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Joan Ankrum in 1995.

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Language Note

Collection is in English


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