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Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978

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Series 3: Business Records , 1949-1972
1 Linear foot
Boxes 10-11

This series documents Catherine Viviano's business transactions as a dealer and after the gallery closed, as a freelance art consultant. Files include ledgers, a notebook of sales and loose pages of sales, check registers, correspondence, notes, and scattered business and legal files.
Ledgers record cash receipts, cash disbursements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, Catherine Viviano's personal expenses, sales by artists, and a general journal. Also found are a notebook and loose ledger pages of sales and payments to artists, including a list of the artwork sold at the gallery's first exhibition. Generally, the titles of artwork are omitted in the sales records.
Included are Catherine Viviano's letters to the managing agent for the 42 East 57th Street building pertaining to the renewal of the lease and requests for routine repairs in the gallery. Miscellaneous business records contain shipping instructions and a receipt for delivery of artwork. Business records can also be found in artists' files, correspondence, and printed material.
Legal files include a suit for non-payment of art brought by Catherine Viviano against a client and an affidavit with respect to character for Peter C. Salerno for his admission to the State Bar of New York.
Ledgers and a notebook of sales of artwork to individuals were disbound by the processor. The records are arranged in chronological order.
Description Container Select
Ledgers
Cash Receipts and Cash Disbursements; Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable; Catherine Viviano's Personal Expenses; and Miscellaneous A, 1949-1956
2 Folders
10
1-2
Sales to Individuals, A-Z and Scattered Payments to Artists, B-V, 1950-1955
10
3
Sales, By Artists, A-R; Cash Receipts; Cash Disbursements; and Accounts Receivable, 1958-1963
10
4
General and Administrative; Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable; and General Journal, 1959-1964
10
5
Cash Receipts, Cash Disbursements, Sales, and Personal Cash Disbursements, 1963-1972
10
6
General Ledger, Cash Receipts, and Cash Disbursements, 1965-1970
10
7
Catherine Viviano Galleries, Inc., General Ledger and Genie Fastener, Inc.; and General Ledger, 1967-1969
2 Folders
10
8-9
Notebook relating to Sales of Artwork and Payments to Artists, 1952-1961
10
10
Ledger Pages and Lists relating to the Sales of Artwork, First-Fourth Exhibitions at the Catherine Viviano Gallery, 1951-1959
10
11
Check Registers, 1959-1961
3 Folders
10
12-14
Check Registers, 1961-1971
8 Folders
11
1-8
Correspondence relating to Catherine Viviano Gallery Space at 42 East 57th Street, New York, NY, 1960-1969
11
9
Notes, undated, 1956-1959
11
10
Scattered Business Records, undated, 1953
11
11
Legal Records, undated, 1961-1971
3 Folders
11
12-14

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