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Subseries 3.2 | A Finding Aid to the Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983 | Digitized Collection

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

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3.2: Individuals and Collectors, 1941-1982

Files consist of correspondence with private collectors and other individuals, including artists, researchers, art critics, gallery assistants, politicians, and business acquaintances. Correspondence concerns most of the same topics as the correspondence with institutions and dealers, such as sales, purchases, invoicing, loans, requests for photographs and and information, requests for information about artists and specific works of art, damages and conservation work, authentication and appraisal of works, and national and international shipping. In addition, there is correspondence about the gallery's role in forming a collection of contemporary drawings (John S. Newberry Collection), and sculpture commissions (including an Alexander Liberman sculpture commissioned by Solomon Smith for the Church of the Holy Spirit in Chicago).
The bulk of the correspondence with artists represented by the gallery can be found amongst the artists files. Artists' correspondence found here typically relates to artists seeking representation by the gallery and written recommendations (for grants, fellowships, and jobs) provided by Betty Parsons.
Correspondence with gallery assistants includes letters from people seeking a position or making arrangements to travel from abroad to take a position, as well as letters from Jock Truman, Marie Hartley, and others to Parsons while she was away, concerning gallery matters.
Files are arranged alphabetically.
DescriptionContainer
A, 1959-1971
Adams, Ann
Aldrich, Larry
Alexander, Judith
Alonso, Jose
Aluminum Corporation of America
Anglim, Paule M. (Architectural Art Services)
Anthony, Nathan
Aposporos, Panas
Aronson, Harvard
Ashton, Dore
Augur, Gladys
23
10
B, 1949-1978
Backus, Yvonne
Baker, Richard Brown
Baldwin, Benjamin
Barclay, Jo
Barozzi, Paolo
Bassett, Mrs. H. H.
Bedencapp, John
Behrenberg, A. H.
Bell, Tiffany
Bennett, Erwin
Berman, Becky
Bernstein, Ralph
Bill, Max
Bonge, Lyle
Borowski, Mary
Brauner, V.
Brooks Brothers
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Bryant, Edward
Buckhout, George Atherton
Budd, David
W. S. Budworth and Son, Inc.
Burden, Betty
Butcher, George
23
11
Boniver, Margherita, 1964-1965
23
12
Boyle, Kay, 1946-1958
23
13
C, 1948-1978
(4 folders)
Cady, Dennis
Caffritz, Mrs. E. A.
Caglioti, Victor
Cahen, Oscar
Campbell, Judith
Campbell, Lawrence
Campbell, Vivian
Caron, John B.
Casagrande, Paolo
Casper, James
Cassidy, Kevin
Castellini, Armand
Cavaliere, Barbara
Cavallon, Linda and Giorgio
Central Missouri Trust Company
Chalem, J.C.
Chalmers, Diane
Chenault, Jeanne
Chimes, Thomas
Chisolm, O. Beirne
Choate, Mrs. Whitney B.
Chun, Soo Ja
Clark, Cohn
Clementa
Cloos, Consuelo
Code, Grant
Cohen, S. Z.
Cohen, Stephen N.
Cole, Thomas
Collado, Luis Felipe
Collins, Major C. Frederick
Colmer, Roy
Compton, Faith
Connelly, Will
Connelly, Winifred
Constable, Rosalind
Cooper, Alex
Cooper, Janet
Cooper, Marve H.
Cooper, Robert
Cornell, Katherine
Crispelti, Enrico
Crockett, William D.
Crompton, Erica
Cromwell, Richard
Cronin, Richard
Cross, Chris
Cunningham, Elizabeth
Cunningham, Ann Marie
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)
Dale, W. S. A.
Danson, Alan S.
Danziger, Sonia
Danziger, T.
Davenport, Marjorie
Davidson, Carol
Davis, Paul D.
Dayton, Lewis E.
Dean, Elizabeth
De Kooning, Elaine
DeCosta, Edwin J.
De Groot, Roy Andries
De La Lucs, Eyre
Delehanty, Suzanne
Delloye, Charles
De Menil, John and Dominique
De Myer, Evelyn and Howard
De Young and Moskowitz
Dietzgen, Mrs. J. E.
Dockstader, Marguerite
Dodge, Estelle
Dorazio, Virginia
Drake, Herbert
Dronin, Rene
Dubiner, S.
Dubuffet, Jean
Dufferin and Ava, The Marquess and Marchioness of (Lindy and Sheridan)
Durant, Nancy
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
East Hampton Laundry
Eastman, Dillon and Company
Eberstadt, Nick
Edelstein, J. M.
Egan, Jane
Ehrenreich, Mrs. Donald L.
Ehrsam, Henrietta M.
Elliott, Ronnie
Ells, Ruth
Emil, Allan D.
England, Barbara R.
Erickson, George
Eristoff, Mrs. Constantine
Ertegun, Ahmet M.
Everett, Roxanne
Ewing, Bayard
Exxon Company
23
28
Ede, James, 1959-1964
23
29
F, 1963-1978
Faison, S. Lane
Farrell, Stephanie K.
Fassler, Victor
Fauns, Sarah
Faye, Harold K.
Feischer, Mrs. R.
Feitler, Mrs. Robert
Fior, Michael
Florsheim, Lillian H.
Ford, Jane P.
Francis, Muriel Bultman
Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Henry B.
Frank, Jeanne
Fraser, Mrs. C. E.
Frash, Robert M.
Friedman, Mrs. Roy
Friedman, Val
Fritzius, Harry
Fryd, Carol and Isaac
Fuchs, Lawrence H.
Furman, Richard
23
30
Frassetto, Monica Flaherty, 1961-1975
23
31
Fremantle, Chloe, 1978
23
32
Fenno, Pauline, 1966-1973
23
33
G, 1949-1977
Gabo, Naum
Gagarin, Andrew
Gallagher, William P.
Garraty, Gail
Gaspar, Sala
Gerhmann, John
Geller, Abraham W.
Georgiadis, Kathryn
Gerard, Joseph
Geusen, Gene
Ghent, Henri
Gibson, Michael
Gifford, Mrs. Harold
Gillen, Michael
Glimcher, Arnold
Godley, Frances
Goetz, Henri
Goff, Lloyd Lozes
Goldberg, Dorothy K. and Arthur J.
Goldberg, Gary
Goldfarb and Fleece
Goodwin, John
Gordon, Jack
Gordon, Mrs. Monte
Gore, Frances
Goroschico, Valentine
Gottlieb, Paul
Grad, Bonnie Lee
Green, Binnie Sue
Greene, Stephen
Greene-Mercier, Marie Zoe
Greub, Hans Rudolf
Grizi, Resy
Grosvenor, Robert
Guest, Mr. and Mrs.
Guiberson, Betty
Guilford, Kay
Gunther, Mrs. John
Guston, Philip
23
34
H, 1948-1978
(3 folders)
Haberman, Daniel
Hadwen, J. G.
Haggerty, Margaret
Halff, Robert H.
Hall, Lee
Hall, Martha
Hall, Mrs. Thomas S.
Halperin, Lawrence
Hamilton, Frank
Hamon, Mr. and Mrs. Jake
Hansen, Ejnar
Harding, Helen Mary
Hare, David
Harney, John
Hartigan, Grace
Hartley, Marie
Hartmann, Georg
Hartwell, Patricia
Harvey, Jason
Hang, Donald R.
Hawkins, Lester
Hector, Louis
Hein, Rosemary
Heller, Benjamin
Henkes, Robert
Hennessy, Timothy
Hero, Martha Miles
Herskovitz, Mrs. Arthur
Hertz, Richard
Hess, Thomas
Heygate, John
Heywood, D. C.
Hickey, Mrs. Jerrold
Higginson, Mrs. Alexander (Mary Newcomb)
Hill, Clinton
Hiller, Susan
Hilles, Sue
Hillman, Kay
Hipp, David
Hirshhorn, Joseph and Olga
Hoagland, Elizabeth
Hoff, Margo
Holbrook, Hollis
Holmes, Reginald
Holzer, Jane
Hornick, Morton J.
Hoving, Walter
Howard, Charles
Howard, Robert
Howard, Sue
Howell, Douglass
Hughes, John Besseman
Hunter, Sam
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35-37
Harari, Mary McFadden, 1963-1968
23
38
I, 1965-1975
Ingersoll, Mrs. W. F.
Interal Revenue Service
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Isaacs, Reginald
Ittelson, Mrs. Henry
Izbicki, Ray
23
39
J, 1941-1982
Jackson, Sarah
Jacobson, Edward
Jaffe, Sam
James, Rebecca Salsbury
Jannasch, Dr.
Japan Air Lines, Public Relations
Jasper, Martha
Jaubert, Mariette Sybil
Javits, Jacob K.
Jenks, Thomas S.
Johnson, Buffie
Johnson, Jeanne
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin
Jones, Joe
Jova, Henri V.
Jungermann, Eva
Junker, Howard
23
40
Johnson, Philip, 1954-1971
23
41
K, 1951-1978
Kahn, Mrs. Arthur
Kardon, Robert
Kanitz, Dr. E.
Kasle, Gertrude
Kaufman, Irving
Kealy, Hinman and Susan
Kelman, Charles
Kennedy, Robert F.
Keyser, Barbara
Kilborn, Paul C.
Kimball, Abbott
King, Antoinette
Kinnicutt, Frank
Kitaj, Jeanne
Kizhner, Michael
Koenig, Kasper
Kopf, Dorothy Thompson
Koska, Zentaro
Kostolowski, Andrej
Kozloff, Max
Krauss, Sophie
Kuhl, Mary Lou
Kumar, Ravi
Kusama, Yayoi
23
42
L, 1945-1982
(2 folders)
Lader, Melvin
Lambert, Eleanor
Langston, Basil
Larsen, Jeanette
Lasker, Mrs. Albert D.
Lawrence, Mrs. Harding
Leach, Jeffrey
Lebron, James J.
Lee, Albert R.
Lee, Amy Freeman
Leeson, Robert
Levy, Julien
Lewallen, Connie
Lewis, Susan
Liberski, B.
Lichenstein, Ferdinand
Liebman, Marjorie
Liebman, Williams, Bennett, Baird and Minow
Linker, Mr.
Lion, Albert
Lipman, Howard W.
Lippard, Lucy
Lippold, Richard
Lloyd Mrs. H. Gates
Long, Lois
Lowenthal, Reeves
Lucien, Edward
Lukach, Joan
Lundberg, Mary
Lutzeier, Paul
Lyster, Mrs. Bernard
23
43-44
Longwell, Daniel and Mary, 1957-1960
23
45
Ludington, Wright, 1962-1967
23
46
M, 1949-1978
Maas, Willard
Mackery, Frank
Macy, Gertrude
Maddrell, Paul W.
Malone, Mrs. Adrian
Mark, Grant
Markowski, Eugene
Matsner, Eric M.
Matta, Malitte
Matthews, Thomas A.
Mayer, Jack P.
Mazoh, Stephen
McCarthy, Eugene
McCloughan, Loraine
McGinnis, Lucille
McIntosh, Michael
McKean, Margaret
Melikian, Mary
Mellon, Bunny (Mrs. Paul)
Menkin, Marie
Merrill, Charles
Merrilld, Knud
Metz, Gwen
Meyer, J. J. De Lucio
Meyerhoff, Natalie R.
Miller, Dorothy
Miller, Peter
Miller, Mrs. C. Earl
Miller, Richard
Miller, Stephen R.
Mills, Margaret
Miner, Laura
Mobutu, President (de la Republique de Kinshasa)
Moline, Giselle
Moorman, Peggy
Morley, Grace
Moscowitz, Morris
Motherwell, Robert
Mullen, Russ
Murchison, John D.
Murdock, Robert M.
Murray, Natalie Danesi
Murray, Robert
Myers, Winslow
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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
Nakajima, Shunkichi
Nathans, Rhoda
National Historic Shrines Foundation, Inc.
Nezdanov, Alexander K.
Newhouse, S. I.
Newman, Albert and Muriel
Nickel, Jim
Niester, Sibylle
Nishii, Masaki
Nordness, Lee
Nordstrom, Lars-Gunnar
Northey, John
Northrup, Lila Tomlin
23
55
Newberry, John S., 1960-1965
(2 folders)
23
56-57
Newhouse, James K., 1964-1967
23
58
O, 1962-1977
O'Connor, Francis
O'Shaughnessy, Michael
Oakes, Francis W.
Hotel Okura
Osborn, Robert
23
59
P, 1951-1978
(2 folders)
Paine, Stephen
Pantzer, Kurt F.
Paransky, Ronald
Parker, Glidden
Parker, Harry
Peabody, Laurence
Pearson, Norman Holmes
Pepsico Incorporated
Perutz, George
Peters, DeWitt
Peyre, Henri
Pickett, Clarence E.
Pierson, -----
Pike, Merwyn
Pimpaneau, J.
Place, Mary Dee
Pollitzer, Eric
Pool, Mary Jane
Popowski, Stella
Porter, Eliot
Post, Emily
Pottasch, Alan M.
Power, Alan
Power, E. J.
Pratt, Vera C.
Price, Marilyn
Prince, Alfred M.
Pritchard, James C.
Pulitzer, Joseph
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)
Rabin, Nathan
Randolph, Frank
Randolph, Maxine
Rankine, Vivi
Rather, Jane
Raupple, Nancy
Ray, Rudolf
Rayner, Emily
Referendum 70
Reinhardt, Anna
Reisman, Marshall
Ret, Etienne
Retray, Catherine
Reynolds Aluminum
Ribicoff, Belle Krasne
Rikko, -----
Ritchie, Jane
Robbins, Danny
Roberts, Elinor
Roberts, Josie
Robertson, Brian
Robinson, John-David
Rockefeller, David
Rockefeller, Nelson
Rockefeller, Sydney
van Roijen, Robert D.
Romney, Richard
Roos, Beatrice Adams
Root, Diane
Rose, Barbara
Rose, Stanley I.
Rosenberg, Mrs. Albert
Rothstein, Barbarie
Roukes, Nicholas
Rowland, Susan
Ruttenberg, Mrs. D.
23
66-68
Rudkin, Mark, 1960-1977
23
69
S, 1947-1978
(4 folders)
Saddler, Juanita Jane
Salinas, Baruj
Saunders, Silvia
Savell, Isabelle K.
Sawyer, Kenneth
Scales, Ann Chapman
Schechter, Pearl
Schemp, Theodore
Schlanger, Irving
Schlapp, George H.
Schlumberger, Pierre
Schmerer, David
Schmolka, Leo L.
Schneckenburger, Manfred
Schneider, Albert K.
Schoonover, Margaret
Schwartz, Nancy
Seibu Department Store, Ltd.
Seid, Dui
Sekula, Bela
Sekula, Debbie
Seligmann, Kurt
Seuphor, Michel
Shapiro, Kate
Sharpe, Mary Elizabeth
Shaw, Barbara
Sheen, Rev. Fulton J.
Shepherd, Judith P.
Sherman, Frank
Sherwood, Brenton
Shriver, Mr. and Mrs. Sargent
Sikelianos, Eve
Silver, Caroll M.
Simmonds, Harvey
Simpson, Helen
Smith, Annette Cox
Smith, Anthony
Smith/Hooven, Jolly and Nan
Smyth, Urquhart and Marckwald, Inc.
Sneed, Andy
Solomon, Jairaj
Sparks, Mrs. Harold
Stanley, Leonard
Stanley, Sarah V.
Stars for Freedom
Stephan, Ruth
Stephens, Kay
Stetson, John C.
Stewart, Constance
Stillman, Rufus C.
Stoney, Isabelle
Story, Ala
Strasser, Gary
Sturtevant, Elaine
Swan, Simone
Swann, Ingo
Sykes, Mrs. Gerald
Sze, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C.
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
Taggert, William
Talbot, Jonathan
Tapie, Michel
Tarig (?)
Taylor, Brie
Taylor, Harwood
Taylor, John Lloyd
Teetz, Hans J.
Thomas, Jonathan
Thompson, Susanne Mason
Tiffany and Co.
Tiemer, Gertrude
Tracy, Lois
Tremaine, Mrs. Burton
Trovato, Joseph S.
Truman, Jock
Tsingos, Thanos
Tuck, Albert E.
Tumarkin, Igal
24
5
Paul Taylor Dance Company, 1976-1978
24
6
U-V, 1967, 1974
Ulrich, Alberto
Villa, Roy
24
7
W, 1945-1975
Wagstaff, Sam
Walford, Lucille
Walton, Richard Guy
Warner, Sylvia Townsend
Washburn, Gordon
Washburn, Ruth
Weidenfeld, Lady
Weissman-Kuhl, Bari
Weyschmid, Rita
Whitford-Carter, Marjorie
Wight, Mr.
Williams, Hopie
Wilson, Emily
Winston, Mrs. Harry Lewis
Wolff, Geoffrey
24
8
Y-Z, 1965-1976
Yaddo
Yajima, Yui (?)
Yates, Virginia
Young, Arthur M.
Young and Rubicam, Inc.
Zuckerman, Paul
Zadkine, Ossip
24
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