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Subseries 5.3 | 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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5.3: Consignment and Loan Records, circa 1948-1983

Found here are documents concerning loans to or from the gallery for sales and exhibitions. Although the Betty Parsons Gallery occasionally sent works on consignment to other galleries, the majority of consignments were to museum art rental and sales galleries, most notably the Museum of Modern Art's Art Lending Service. The gallery also loaned works to various museums and institutions for exhibitions and participated in the Art in Embassies program. The files contain correspondence, invoices, receipts, daybooks, and loan forms. Most documents contain standard data on the work of art, including title, artist, medium, creation date, and dimensions. Invoices for consignments to the gallery also contain the name and address of the original owner.
Files within this subseries are arranged alphabetically by individual or institution except for the daybooks, which are arranged chronologically.
DescriptionContainer
Consignments to Betty Parsons Gallery
A-B, circa 1963-1983
28
24
C-G, circa 1963-1983
28
25
H-J, circa 1971-1979
28
26
K-P, 1949, circa 1970-1980
28
27
R-Z, circa 1959-1983
28
28
Lists, circa 1975-1976
28
29
Returned, circa 1971-1983
(4 folders)
28
30-33
Sold, circa 1963-1983
(2 folders)
28
34-35
Consignments from Betty Parsons Gallery
Baltimore Museum of Art, Sales and Rental Gallery, circa 1962-1973
28
36
Museum of Modern Art, Art Lending Service, circa 1951-1978
(5 folders)
28
37-41
Miscellaneous Galleries and Institutions, circa 1964-1983
(3 folders)
28
42-44
Loan Daybook, circa 1960-1965
28
45
Loans In/Out Daybook, 1965 June-November
28
46
Loans In/Out Daybook, 1965-1966
28
47
Loans to Institutions
American Federation of Arts, circa 1948-1970
28
48
Art in Embassies Program, 1966-1979
28
49
Museum of Modern Art, New York, circa 1953-1980
28
50
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1966-1982
28
51
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1975-1978
28
52
Miscellaneous A-E, circa 1974-1979
28
53
Miscellaneous F-G, circa 1975-1978
28
54
Miscellaneous H, 1975-1978
28
55
Miscellaneous I-J, 1970-1980
28
56
Miscellaneous M, 1965-1979
28
57
Miscellaneous N-R, 1972-1979
28
58
Miscellaneous S, circa 1960-1976
28
59
Miscellaneous U-V, 1953-1978
28
60
Miscellaneous W-Z, 1972-1979
28
61

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