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Dorothy and Herbert Vogel papers, 1960s-2009

Vogel, Dorothy, 1935-

Collector, Librarian

Collection Information

Size: 47.5 linear feet

Summary: The papers of contemporary art collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel measure 47.5 linear feet and date from the 1960s to 2009. Found is scattered general correspondence, artists' files, subject files, business records, and printed material relating to the Vogel Collection. Artists' and subject files create the bulk of the collection, the majority of which is printed material but includes some correspondence from artists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dorothy (1935- ) and Herbert Vogel (1922-2012) were contemporary art collectors in New York, New York. Dorothy was a librarian and Herbert was a postal clerk in New York. The couple, working out their modest one bedroom apartment in New York, bought and collected contemporary art for over 45 years, resulting in an extensive art collection.


Dorothy and Herbert Vogel donated their papers in several accretions from 1980 to 2009.

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Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 2435: Originals returned to the lenders, Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, after microfilming.