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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, 1916-1991, bulk 1946-1983

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7.4: Pocket Diaries and Notebooks , 1928-1982

Files primarily consist of small Smythson leather pocket diaries in which Parsons noted lunch and dinner engagements, openings, and other appointments, thereby providing a sense of her daily activities. As with Parsons's life, personal and gallery life are intertwined in the pages. Frequently the endpapers were used to note names, address and phone numbers. The diaries span from 1933-1981, although they do not represent a complete run. The series also includes several address books and four engagement calendars.
Three notebooks from the 1960s appear to relate to gallery business as they contain references, to artists, works of art, and museums. The 1980-1982 notebook contains handwritten drafts of correspondence; most of the notebook pages are left blank. There are also journal notes from 1928 and 1953.
Description Container Select
Address Books, circa 1933-1978
41
36
Address Books, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
60
16
Pocket Diaries, 1933-1936
41
37
Pocket Diary, 1937
41
38
Pocket Diaries, 1937-1938
41
39
Pocket Diaries, 1939-1941
42
1
Pocket Diaries, 1942-1943
42
2
Pocket Diaries, 1948-1949
42
3
Pocket Diaries, 1950, 1957, 1958
60
17
Pocket Diaries, 1960-1961
42
4
Pocket Diaries, 1962
42
5
Pocket Diaries, 1963-1964
42
6
Pocket Diaries, 1965-1966
42
7
Pocket Diaries, 1967-1969
42
8
Pocket Diaries, 1970-1971
42
9
Pocket Diaries, 1972-1973
42
10
Pocket Diaries, 1974-1975
42
11
Pocket Diaries, 1976-1977
42
12
Pocket Diaries, 1978-1980
42
13
Pocket Diary, 1979
60
18
Pocket Diaries, 1981
42
14
Engagement Calendar, 1962
60
19
Engagement Calendar, 1970
42
15
Engagement Calendar, 1979
42
16
Engagement Calendar, 1980
42
17
Notebook, 1961
42
18
Notebook, possibly 1965
42
19
Notebook, 1980-1982
42
20
Journal Notes, 1928
60
20
Journal Notes, 1953
60
21

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