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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.
Description Container Select
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
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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
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11
Boniver, Margherita, 1964-1965
23
12
Boyle, Kay, 1946-1958
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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
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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
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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
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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
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28
Ede, James, 1959-1964
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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
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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
23
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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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70-73
Shepley, Lili (Mrs. Philip), 1960-1976
24
1
Smith, Solomon Burke, 1964-1971
(2 folders)
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2-3
Sturman, George, 1966-1967
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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
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5
Paul Taylor Dance Company, 1976-1978
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6
U-V, 1967, 1974
  • Ulrich, Alberto
  • Villa, Roy
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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
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8
Y-Z, 1965-1976
  • Yaddo
  • Yajima, Yui (?)
  • Yates, Virginia
  • Young, Arthur M.
  • Young and Rubicam, Inc.
  • Zuckerman, Paul
  • Zadkine, Ossip
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