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Doll & Richards records, 1863-1973, bulk 1902-1973

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Series 3: Business Records , circa 1866-1978, bulk 1910s-1960s
(Boxes 16-18; 1.9 linear feet)

Business records include minutes of meetings and other general records pertaining to the day-to-day gallery operations, such as contacts cards and mailing lists, framing and matting information, labels, exhibition records, and miscellaneous lists and notes about customers and artwork. A detailed description of the gallery's operations by Wendell Zoehler is also found here.
Six shoeboxes of index cards record contacts primarily of customers, but also artists, consignors, and businesses. Cards typically include first and last name, address, dates of contact and the initials of the Doll & Richards employee, a code in the upper right-hand corner, and notes such as occupation or date of death. For customers, the artist's name, description of artwork, date, and price of paintings bought is written on the back of the card. Cards appear to be arranged in three groups - current contacts, contacts removed from the file, and contacts which need to be filed or removed. Within these groups, the cards are in loose alphabetical order by last name or business name.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container Select
2 Park Street, Boston, MA [Photocopy], 1907
16
16
Address Book, before 1959 - circa 1969
16
17
Azeez Khayat Gallery, circa 1927-1966
16
18
Azeez Khayat Gallery, circa 1949-1962
16
19
Back Labels, circa 1866-1880
16
20
Card File, Contacts
(shoebox)
  • Abramson-Zwicker, 1920s-1971
  • [Business?], circa 1910s-1960s
16
21
Card File, Contacts [Removed?], Abare-Draper, 1910s-early 1960s
(shoebox)
16
22
Card File, Contacts [Removed?], Draper-Kyle, 1910s-early 1960s
(shoebox)
16
23
Card File, Contacts [Removed?], Labunski-Rittenhouse, 1910s-early 1960s
(shoebox)
17
1
Card File, Contacts [Removed?], Robb-Zug, 1910s-early 1960s
(shoebox)
17
2
Card File, Contacts
(shoebox)
  • Contacts - Hold All, 1960s
  • Contacts - Hold for Mr. Goldberg, 1910s-1960s
  • Contacts - Unlabeled, 1910s-1960s
17
3
Card File, Sales by Artist's Name, circa 1930s-1960s
(2 folders)
17
4-5
Clients' Artwork Purchases Register, 1924-1957
17
6
Cost Estimates and Appraisals, circa 1924-1940
17
7
Exhibitions, Ancient Egyptian Jewelry (June 1953), 1953
17
8
Exhibitions, "Old Time Itinerant Artists" (Jan 23-Feb 3, 1940), 1938, 1940
17
9
Exhibitions Lists, 1945-1950
17
10
Guest Register, 1963-1969
17
11
Histories of Doll & Richards, circa 1966-1978
17
12
List of Subscribers to Arundel Society Publications, 1885-1897
(Book)
17
13
Mailing Lists, circa 1961-1962
17
14
Mat Board Sizes, circa 1900s-1920s
17
15
Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings, 1941-1942
17
16
Minutes of Board of Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1943-1945
17
17
Minutes of Board of Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1945-1950
17
18
Minutes of Board of Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1950-1956
17
19
Minutes of Board of Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1956-1961
17
20
Miscellaneous Lists and Notes, circa 1880s-1960s
17
21
Miscellaneous Lists and Notes, circa 1880s-1960s
18
1
Notebook Listing Clients' Artwork for Sale (1946-1961) and Exhibitions (1941-1963), circa 1890s-1960s
18
2

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