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

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Series 3: Correspondence Files , 1941-1983
Boxes 21-24, 52, 55; 3.8 linear feet

This series consists of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the gallery - some of it created by Betty Parsons and some of it by her gallery assistants (Jock Truman and others). It is with various institution and museum officials, art dealers, artists, researchers, collectors. The correspondence series also includes telephone and address books and gallery logs of internal memoranda.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
The correspondence is arranged into five subseries:
  • 3.1: Institutions and Dealers, 1945-1982
  • 3.2: Individuals and Collectors, 1941-1982
  • 3.3: Publishers, Newspapers and Magazines, 1946-1978
  • 3.4: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1979-1983
  • 3.5: Gallery Logs and Telephone and Address Books, circa 1978-1981
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
3.1: Institutions and Dealers, 1945-1982
DescriptionContainer
A, 1947-1976
21
2
Addison Gallery of American Art, 1949-1959
21
3
Akron Art Institute, 1951-1974
21
4
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1946-1977
21
5
American Federation of Arts, 1948-1964
21
6
The American University, 1947-1954
21
7
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1966-1967
21
8
Art Association of Newport, 1952, 1969-1975
21
9
Art Gallery of Ontario (formerly Art Gallery of Toronto), 1949-1967
21
10
Art Institute of Chicago, 1947-1977
(2 folders)
21
11-12
Arthur Tooth and Sons (London, England), 1957-1962
21
13
Arts Club of Chicago, 1952-1974
21
14
The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1966-1977
21
15
Atlanta Art Association, 1954
21
16
Axiom Gallery (London, England), 1965-1969
(3 folders)
21
17-19
B, 1948-1981
(2 folders)
21
20-21
B.C. Holland Gallery, 1966-1967
21
22
Baltimore Art Museum, 1954-1978
21
23
Bennington College, 1953, 1965-1966
21
24
Brandeis University, 1954-1964
21
25
The Brooklyn Museum, 1951-1963
21
26
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery (Memphis, TN), 1953-1973
21
27
C, 1949-1978
21
28-29
California Palace of Legion of Honor, 1950-1954
21
30
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, 1947-1978
21
31
Cleveland Museum of Art, 1961-1977
21
32
Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, 1948-1966
21
33
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, 1950-1977
21
34
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1945-1972
21
35
Cornell University, 1946-1978
21
36
Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1950, 1970-1980
21
37
Cusack Gallery, 1974-1975
21
38
D, 1957-1976
21
39
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1948, 1970-1975
21
40
David Hendricks Gallery, 1970-1976
21
41
Dayton Art Institute, 1966-1971
21
42
De Cordova Museum, 1965-1975
21
43
Denver Art Museum, 1949-1969
21
44
Des Moines Art Center, 1950-1968
21
45
Detroit Institute of Arts, 1950-1975
21
46
Dilexi Gallery, 1962-1963
21
47
E, 1952-1975
21
48
Esther Bear Gallery, 1962-1965
21
49
F, 1949-1971
21
50
Fairweather Hardin Gallery, 1958-1968
21
51
Feigen Palmer Gallery, 1965
21
52
Finch College Museum of Art, 1968-1972
21
53
Flint Institute of Arts, 1963-1971
21
54
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1951-1973
21
55
Fujikawa Gallery (Osaka, Japan), 1950
21
56
G, 1949-1978
(2 folders)
21
57-58
Galerie Alfred Schmela, 1968-1972
21
59
Galerie Iris Clert, 1961-1964
21
60
Galerie Israel Ltd., 1961-1968
21
61
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, 1968-1970
21
62
Galleria dell'Ariete, 1956-1976
(5 folders)
21
63-67
Gertrude Kasle Gallery, 1965-1974
21
68
Grand Central Moderns, 1968
21
69
H, 1949-1978
21
70
I, 1950-1968
21
71
Indiana University, 1946-1951
21
72
Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1976-1978
21
73
The Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, MA), 1951-1976
21
74
J, 1964-1978
21
75
The J. B. Speed Museum, 1964-1972
21
76
The James David Gallery, 1965-1967
21
77
The Jewish Museum, 1965-1978
21
78
Jo Lo Giudice Gallery, 1969-1970
21
79
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1953-1974
21
80
K, 1949-1982
22
1
Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design, 1960-1965
22
2
Kasmin Limited (London, England), 1964-1967
22
3
Kent State University, 1966-1977
22
4
Kiko Galleries, 1969-1970
22
5
L, 1949-1977
22
6
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1969-1972
22
7
Laursen, Steingrim, 1971-1974
22
8
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1951-1967
22
9
Loch Haven Art Center, 1972
22
10
M, 1949-1982
(2 folders)
22
11-12
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963-1975
22
13
The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 1962-1975
22
14
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1953-1978
22
15
Milwaukee Art Center, 1955-1974
22
16
Montclair Art Museum, 1972-1977
22
17
Munson Williams Proctor Institute, 1947-1970
22
18
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1967-1976
22
19
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1950-1976
22
20
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1959, 1970-1972
22
21
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1947-1978
(4 folders)
22
22-25
Myrtle Todes Art Gallery, 1956-1961
22
26
N, 1952-1977
22
27
National Gallery of Canada, 1968-1969
22
28
National Gallery of Art, 1969-1976
22
29
The Newark Museum, 1960-1973
22
30
New York University, 1966-1975
22
31
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, 1964-1967
22
32
Norton Gallery and School of Art, 1947, 1966-1969
22
33
Numismatic Fine Arts, 1947-1964
22
34
O, 1953-1972
22
35
L'Obelisco Galleria d'Arte (Rome, Italy), 1948-1949
22
36
Ohio University, 1953-1954
22
37
P, 1947-1974
22
38
Pasadena Art Museum, 1965-1973
22
39
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1950-1969
22
40
Pennsylvania State University, 1958-1963
22
41
The Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1949-1972
22
42
The Phillips Collection, 1951-1977
22
43
Portland Art Museum, 1950-1976
22
44
Quadrum 16, 1964
22
45
R, 1957-1980
22
46
Rhode Island School of Design, 1947-1982
22
47
Richard Demarco Gallery, 1975
22
48
Robert Fraser Gallery, 1963-1967
22
49
Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1968-1976
22
50
Rowan Gallery, 1963-1978
22
51
Russell Sage College, The New Gallery, 1973
22
52
S, 1947-1978
(2 folders)
22
53-54
St. Louis Art Museum, 1951-1974
22
55
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1951-1970
22
56
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1948-1965
22
57
Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, 1960-1963
22
58
Smith College Museum of Art, 1957-1959
22
59
Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts, 1958-1977
22
60
Sneed Gallery (Rockford, Illinois), 1970-1978
22
61
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1962-1978
22
62
Southern Illinois University, 1956-1957
22
63
Spanish International Pavilion Foundation, 1967-1970
22
64
Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 1959-1965
22
65
Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, 1953-1955
22
66
Syracuse University, 1947-1964
22
67
T, 1953-1982
22
68
Thomas Gibston Fine Art Ltd., 1970-1971
22
69
Thompson, Lynne, 1947-1968
(2 folders)
22
70-71
The Toledo Museum of Art, 1948-1976
22
72
U, 1947-1978
(2 folders)
22
73-74
University of California, Berkeley, 1966-1974
22
75
University of California, Los Angeles, 1954-1965
22
76
University of Colorado, 1959-1968
22
77
University of Illinois, 1949-1966
22
78
University of Nebraska, 1948-1967
22
79
V, 1968-1971
22
80
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1948-1977
22
81
W, 1951-1978
22
82
Wadsworth Atheneum, 1955-1969
22
83
Walker Art Center, 1948-1970
22
84
The Washington Art Gallery, 1962-1968
23
1
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1946-1978
23
2
Wichita Art Museum, 1968-1971
23
3
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, 1964-1967
23
4
Worcester Art Museum, 1947-1952, 1967, 1977
23
5
Worth Avenue Gallery (Palm Beach, FL), 1945-1956
23
6
Yale University, 1964-1962
23
7
Yale University Art Gallery, 1948-1973
23
8
Zabriskie Gallery, 1956-1957
23
9
3.2: Individuals and Collectors, 1941-1982
DescriptionContainer
A, 1959-1971
23
10
B, 1949-1978
23
11
Boniver, Margherita, 1964-1965
23
12
Boyle, Kay, 1946-1958
23
13
C, 1948-1978
(4 folders)
23
14-17
Carpenter, Betty C., 1964-1966
23
18
Carrettin, Adriano, 1961-1962
23
19
Carstairs, Jo, 1957-1968
23
20
Chase Manhattan Bank, 1963-1967
23
21
Cramer, Belle
23
22
D, 1948-1978
(2 folders)
23
23-24
Daniels, Alfred H., 1966-1976
23
25
Day, Lawrence S., 1969-1974
23
26
De Lamar, Alice, 1964-1974
23
27
E, 1950-1978
23
28
Ede, James, 1959-1964
23
29
F, 1963-1978
23
30
Frassetto, Monica Flaherty, 1961-1975
23
31
Fremantle, Chloe, 1978
23
32
Fenno, Pauline, 1966-1973
23
33
G, 1949-1977
23
34
H, 1948-1978
(3 folders)
23
35-37
Harari, Mary McFadden, 1963-1968
23
38
I, 1965-1975
23
39
J, 1941-1982
23
40
Johnson, Philip, 1954-1971
23
41
K, 1951-1978
23
42
L, 1945-1982
(2 folders)
23
43-44
Longwell, Daniel and Mary, 1957-1960
23
45
Ludington, Wright, 1962-1967
23
46
M, 1949-1978
23
47-49
Malbin, Lydia Winston, 1966
23
50
Mallory, Margaret, 1967-1978
23
51
Marcus, Stanley (Neiman-Marcus), 1971-1975
23
52
Mayer, Robert B., 1964-1971
23
53
Meilach, Dona Z., 1965-1970
23
54
N, 1949-1978
23
55
Newberry, John S., 1960-1965
(2 folders)
23
56-57
Newhouse, James K., 1964-1967
23
58
O, 1962-1977
23
59
P, 1951-1978
(2 folders)
23
60-61
Parker, Chris, 1971-1974
23
62
Picarello, Frank Jr., 1964-1965, 1971
23
63
Pinya, Josep, 1974
23
64
Prentice, David, 1964-1965
23
65
R, 1951-1978
(3 folders)
23
66-68
Rudkin, Mark, 1960-1977
23
69
S, 1947-1978
(4 folders)
23
70-73
Shepley, Lili (Mrs. Philip), 1960-1976
24
1
Smith, Solomon Burke, 1964-1971
(2 folders)
24
2-3
Sturman, George, 1966-1967
24
4
T, 1948-1977
24
5
Paul Taylor Dance Company, 1976-1978
24
6
U-V, 1967, 1974
24
7
W, 1945-1975
24
8
Y-Z, 1965-1976
24
9
3.3: Publishers, Newspapers and Magazines, 1946-1978
DescriptionContainer
A, 1966-1975
24
10
Art International, 1962-1973
24
11
C, 1966-1978
24
12
E-F, 1946-1974
24
13
Fratelli Fabri Editori, 1968-1969
24
14
G-H, 1962-1977
24
15
K-M, 1950-1972
24
16
New York Times and Time Inc., 1963, 1975
55
38
N-P, 1951-1978
24
17
R-T, 1951-1978
24
18
W, 1963-1973
24
19
3.4: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1979-1983
DescriptionContainer
Miscellaneous Gallery Correspondence - Deborah Hildreth, 1979-1980
24
20
Miscellaneous Gallery Correspondence - Wendy Peterson, 1980
24
21
Miscellaneous Gallery Correspondence - Wendy Peterson, 1981
24
22
Miscellaneous Gallery Correspondence - Wendy Peterson, 1982-1983
24
23
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Jack Tilton, undated
24
24
3.5: Gallery Logs and Telephone and Address Books, 1978-1981,
DescriptionContainer
Gallery Log, 1977-1978
(See box 52)
24
25
Gallery Log [ National Diary for 1978], 1978
24
26
Gallery Log [ 1979 Standard Diary], 1979
24
27
Gallery Log [ 1980 Standard Diary], 1980
24
28
Gallery Log, 1981
(See box 52)
24
29
Telephone and Address Book, circa 1950-1970
24
30
Telephone and Address Book, circa 1980
24
31
Oversize, Gallery Log, 1977-1978
(Scanned with Box 24, F25)
52 (sol)
Oversize, Gallery Log, 1981
(Scanned with Box 24, F29)
52 (sol)

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