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Boris Mirski Gallery records, circa 1936-2000, bulk 1945-1972

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 6 series.

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Series 1: Administrative Files , circa 1948-1995
0.5 Linear feet
Box 1

The administrative files cover a number of topics including documents related to various properties, mortgages, and insurance, copyrights, legal cases, administrative events, and select group exhibitions at the gallery.
Description Container Select
Mortgages, Loans, and Insurance, circa 1958-1969
1
1
L.W. Cushing & Co. (weather vane copyright), 1953, 1971
1
2
Modern Artist Group of Boston Panel Discussion, circa 1948
1
3
Holiday and Other Group Shows, circa 1960-1970
1
4
Artist Contract, Hale and Dorr, circa 1965
1
5
African Art Objects Inventory, circa 1963
1
6
Artwork Inventory and Checklist, circa 1960-1969
1
7
Boris Mirski Gallery v. Alfred Duca, circa 1950-1966
1
8-10
Artists Correspondence (split with gallery partner Allen Fink), 1967
1
11
Inaugural Exhibition, North American Indian and Eskimo Art and Paintings of the Old West (May, 1972), circa 1972
1
12
Letters of Condolence, circa 1974
1
13
Estate of Boris Mirski, circa 1974-1995
1
14

Series 2: Artist Files , circa 1945-2000
2.7 Linear feet
Boxes 1-4, OV 7

The artist files document each gallery artist's exhibition history in the gallery and include correspondence with the artist as well as files documenting significant outside exhibitions, projects and the placement of artworks.
Description Container Select
Joseph Abelow, circa 1961-1970
1
15
Marta Adams, circa 1945-1952
1
16-17
Josef Albers, circa 1948-1957
1
18
Harold Altman, circa 1950
1
19
David Aronson, circa 1964-1969
1
20-23
Leonard Baskin, circa 1952-2000
2
1-5
Leonard Baskin, Solo Show (May, 1971), circa 1970-1971
2
6
John Bergschneider, circa 1954
2
7
Hyman Bloom, circa 1945-1947
2
8
George Brewster, circa 1969-1971
2
9
Nathaniel Burwash, circa 1954-1971
2
10-11
George Constantine, circa 1960-1961
2
12
Hester Curtis, circa 1971
2
13
Hester Curtis, 1971
OV 7
Hermon di Giovanno, circa 1950-1959
2
14
Alfred Duca, circa 1960
2
15
Mary Frank, circa 1962-1969
2
16
Esther Geller , circa 1945-1955
2
17
Timothy Hull, circa 1968-1969
2
18
Reed Kay, circa 1964-1965
2
19
Jack Kramer, circa 1962-1963
2
20
Leonard Lasser (Primitive Art, Inc.), circa 1962-1972
2
21
Rico Lebrun, circa 1959-1968
2
22-23
Jack Levine, circa 1947-1950
2
24
Hubert Lieberman, circa 1948-1955
2
25
Lloyd Lillie, circa 1962-1969
2
26
Michael Linenthal, circa 1959
2
27
George Lothrop (Betty Carpenter Collection), circa 1961
3
1
Michael Mazur, circa 1963-1966
3
2
Walter Meigs, circa 1957-1963
3
3
Seong Moy, circa 1954-1955
3
4
Carl Nelson, circa 1945-1979
3
5-7
Stavros Pappasavos, circa 1967-1968
3
8
Rudolfo Paras-Perez, circa 1967-1969
3
9
Marianna Pineda, circa 1962-1966
3
10
Arthur Polonsky, circa 1946-1966
3
11-12
Waldemar Raemisch, circa 1960
3
13
Joyce Reopel, circa 1959-1966
3
14
Renee Rothbein, circa 1960-1969
3
15
Aubrey Schwartz, circa 1959-1963
3
16
Henry Schwartz, circa 1953-1965
3
17
Ben Shahn, circa 1947-1969
3
18
Mary Shore, circa 1957-1965
3
19
Mitchell Siporin, circa 1951-1955
3
20
Noemi Smilansky, circa 1967-1970
3
21
Barbara Swan, circa 1945-1964
3
22
Lois Tarlow, circa 1967-1968
3
23
Jean Tock, circa 1951-1953
3
24
Harold Tovish, circa 1965-1967
3
25
Charles Wadsworth, circa 1959-1965
3
26
Hui-Ming Wang, circa 1968-1970
3
27
Elbert Weinberg, circa 1963-1969
3
28
Neil Williver, circa 1958-1961
4
1
Melvin Zabarsky, circa 1960-1965
4
2
Karl Zerbe, circa 1948-1974
4
3

Series 3: Gallery Correspondence , circa 1936-1976
1 Linear foot
Boxes 4-5

The gallery correspondence, primarily with patrons and institutions, is arranged alphabetically with select regular correspondents of the gallery having their own file, in addition to a folder of holiday cards.
Description Container Select
A, circa 1962-1971
4
4
Art Dealers Association of America, Inc., circa 1966-1967
4
5
B, circa 1962-1971
4
6
C, circa 1946-1969
4
7
D, circa 1962-1969
4
8
Downtown Gallery, circa 1947-1970
4
9
E, circa 1961-1970
4
10
F, circa 1963-1971
4
11
Thomas Ford, circa 1958-1967
4
12
G, circa 1961-1972
4
13
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, circa 1962-1970
4
14
H, circa 1936-1969
4
15
I, circa 1964-1967
4
16
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, circa 1960-1970
4
17
J, circa 1964-1969
4
18
K, circa 1955-1973
4
19
Kinkade & Co., circa 1962-1968
4
20
L, circa 1961-1972
4
21
M, circa 1959-1972
4
22
Burton Machinist, circa 1963-1973
4
23
Stanley Marcus, circa 1967-1968
4
24
N, circa 1961-1973
4
25
Nordness Gallery, circa 1960-1968
4
26
O, circa 1963-1967
4
27
P, circa 1960-1972
4
28
Q,R, circa 1959-1973
4
29
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, circa 1961-1963
4
30
S, circa 1961-1971
4
31-32
T,U,V, 1965, 1971
5
1
W, circa 1962-1973
5
2
Traore Yacuba, circa 1972-1974
5
3
X,Y,Z, circa 1962-1970
5
4
Holiday Cards, circa 1946-1976
5
5

Series 4: Financial Records , circa 1958-1974
1.2 Linear feet
Boxes 5-6

The financial files include both outgoing and incoming transactions as invoices and sales records, organized by patron or vendor.
4.1: Gallery Invoices, circa 1961-1974
Description Container
A, circa 1962-1970
5
6
B, circa 1962-1972
5
7
C, circa 1962-1971
5
8
D, circa 1962-1970
5
9
E, circa 1962-1974
5
10
F, circa 1962-1971
5
11
G, circa 1961-1970
5
12
H, circa 1962-1974
5
13
Hartford Arts Foundation, circa 1965-1966
5
14
I, circa 1962-1971
5
15
J, circa 1962-1971
5
16
K, circa 1962-1973
5
17
L, circa 1962-1971
5
18
M, circa 1962-1973
5
19
N, circa 1963-1969
5
20
O, circa 1962-1974
5
21
P, circa 1962-1973
5
22
R, circa 1962-1971
5
23
S, circa 1962-1973
5
24
T, circa 1962-1973
5
25
U,V, circa 1966-1969
5
26
W, circa 1962-1971
5
27
4.2: Vendor Receipts and Invoices, circa 1958-1973
Description Container
A-B, circa 1963-1967
5
28-29
Boston Crating Co./Boston Truck Co., circa 1963-1964
5
30-31
City of Boston, circa 1961-1972
5
32
C, circa 1964-1972
5
33
D-G, circa 1963-1969
5
33
H, circa 1963-1971
6
1
I, circa 1959-1972
6
2
J, circa 1960-1972
6
3
K, circa 1963-1967
6
4
L, circa 1959-1971
6
5
M, circa 1964-1973
6
6
N, circa 1963-1970
6
7
P,Q, circa 1962-1971
6
8
R, circa 1958-1971
6
9
S, circa 1963-1973
6
10
U,V, circa 1963-1970
6
11
Sales Tax, circa 1963-1970
6
12

Series 5: Printed Materials , circa 1944-1981
0.7 Linear feet
Box 6, OV 8

The printed materials are a records of the printing activities of the gallery as well as a press archive, with select printed materials from outside the gallery reflecting the activities of the gallery and gallery artists.
Description Container Select
Gallery Invitations and Pamphlets, circa 1945-1970
6
13-14
Gallery Poster Invitations, circa 1955-1968
6
15
Other Invitations and Pamphlets, circa 1953-1973
6
16-19
Gallery Press, circa 1946-1962
6
20
Clippings, circa 1944-1981
6
21-23
Clippings on Board, circa 1944-1947
OV 8

Series 6: Photographic Materials , circa 1945-1976
0.1 Linear feet
Box 6

The photographic materials include both images that include the gallerist as well as images that document artworks.
Description Container Select
Images including Boris Mirski, circa 1945-1969
6
24
Images of Artworks, circa 1950-1976
6
25

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