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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983

How to Use This Collection

Exploring the Collection

This collection has a finding aid which allows users to navigate to specific parts of the collection. To explore this collection, use either the expandable links in the sidebar or through the container inventory located in the Contents and Arrangement. Digitized materials will be indicated with the Digitized items icon icon.

A PDF of the entire finding aid can be found on the Overview page.

Requesting Materials

You can request an appointment to view materials in the Washington, D.C. reading room or to receive reproductions. Requests can be made as you navigate through the collection on either the series description page (found through Contents and Arrangement) or on individual folders.

Alternative Forms Available

The bulk of this collection was digitized in 2008-2009 and is available online via the Archives of American Art's website. Materials that generally have not been scanned include duplicates, slides, transparencies, and unannotated photographs of works of art, routine financial transactions, and income tax records. Only the covers and title pages for many publications, such as catalogs, pamphlets, etc., have been scanned; the complete publication is available by appointment. Materials lent for microfilming on reels N68/62-N68/74 and N69/105-106 are available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary- loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

The 2017 and 2018 additions are being processed and digitized and are CLOSED to researchers.

How to Cite This Collection

Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digitization Note

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and Betty Parsons papers in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2009. The bulk of the papers have been scanned and total 74,071 images.