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

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7.9: Betty Parsons's Private Collection , circa 1950s-1983

This subseries documents Betty Parsons's personal art collection through inventories, correspondence, clippings, photographs, loan agreements, sales and purchase invoices, and photographs of artwork.
Institutions and museums often requested loans from Parsons' personal collection for exhibitions. Exhibition files consist of announcements, catalogs, correspondence, and clippings. Additionally Parsons' gave works of art from her collection to institutions and museums and these gifts are recorded in the "Gifts of work" files. Some of the documents in this subseries document appraisals of the collection following Parsons' death in 1982
Description Container Select
Appraisals, 1983
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70
Correspondence, circa 1968-1981
44
71
Draft Catalog Essay by E. C. Goossen, circa 1970s
64
11
Inventories, circa 1971-1983
45
1
Exhibitions
Finch College (1968: New York, N.Y.), 1968
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2
Finch College (1968: New York, N.Y.), 1968
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12
New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970, Metropolitan Museum of Art(1969: New York, N.Y.), 1969-1970
45
3
Montclair Museum of Art (1972: Montclair, N.J.), 1971-1972
45
4
Parrish Art Museum (1972: Southampton, N.Y.), 1972
45
5
Art of this Century from the Betty Parsons Collection, Rhode Island School of Design (1980: Providence, R.I.), 1979-1980
45
6
General Exhibition Announcements and Catalogues, circa 1963-1983
45
7
General Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1962
64
13
General Exhibition Loan Forms and Correspondence, 1966-1982
45
8
Gifts of Works of Art, 1956-1970
45
9
Gifts of Works of Art, 1971-1977
45
10
Gifts of Works of Art, 1978
45
11
Gifts of Works of Art, 1979-1980
45
12
Gifts of Works of Art, 1980-1981
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13
Gifts of Works of Art, 1982
45
14
Sales and Purchases, 1961-1977
45
15
Photographs, circa 1955-1982
(4 folders; not scanned)
45
16-19
Photographs, Duplicates, circa 1955-1982
(4 folders; not scanned)
45
20-23
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1950s-circa 1980
64
14
Transparencies and Negatives, circa 1967-1983
(Not scanned)
45
24

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