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Dorothy Dehner papers, 1920-1987, bulk 1951-1987

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Series 3: Business and Financial Papers , 1940-1985
(Box 4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series consists of papers relating to various art and personal business matters and to certain financial matters. Some material is organized loosely into gallery and exhibition files consisting of lists, loan agreement forms, consignment receipts, shipping paperwork, and related material pertaining to galleries that represented Dehner at various points in time (including the Willard Gallery and A. M. Sachs Gallery), organizers of exhibitions (such as American Federation of Art and Associated American Artists), or particular exhibitions (including ones at the Philadelphia Art Alliance in 1962, Editions Alecto, Ltd. in 1964, and the Parsons-Dreyfuss Gallery in 1979). Other material is organized loosely into project files, consisting of printed material and notes pertaining to the Committee for the American Participation in the Triennale and to Dehner's commission for the Great Southwest Industrial Park in Atlanta, Georgia (a project which never ended up happening).
Material relating to more general art business consists of numerous handwritten and typed lists (of works, art sales, prices, exhibitions, art books donated to Skidmore College Library, etc.); visitor books for unidentified exhibitions in 1957, 1959, 1960, and 1963; shipping and delivery receipts; and handwritten documents authenticating certain David Smith works. Material relating to personal business and financial matters includes property and school tax records for Bolton's Landing; a receipt for payment by David Smith, presumably made to Dehner as part of their separation agreement; and an agreement by Dehner to sell certain sculptures by David Smith that she owned to Samuel Dorsky.
Business and financial papers are arranged in rough chronological order. Related material can be found amongst correspondence.
Description Container Select
Tax Records (Reel D298), 1940, 1943
4
19
Miscellaneous Exhibition Records
(Reel D298), circa 1945-1965
4
20
(Reel 796), 1967
4
21
(unfilmed), 1967, 1982
4
22
Receipt for Payment by David Smith (Reel D298), 1952
4
23
Museum of Modern Art (Reel D298), 1952, 1959
4
24
Visitor Books (Reel D298), 1957-1963
(2 folders)
4
25-26
Willard Gallery (See also Price Lists and Lists of Works Exhibited and Sold) (unfilmed), 1957-1973
4
27
American Federation of Arts (Reel D298), 1960-1963
4
28
Philadelphia Art Alliance
(Reel D298), 1962
4
29
(unfilmed), 1962
4
30
Shipping and Delivery Receipts
(Reel D298), 1962-1966, undated
4
31
(unfilmed), 1977
4
32
Lists
Lists of Art Sales (unfilmed), 1963, 1977-1980
4
33
Price Lists and Lists of Work Exhibited and Sold (unfilmed), circa 1966-1985
4
34
List of Art Books Donated to Skidmore College Library (unfilmed), 1979
4
35
List of David Smith Paintings Owned By Dorothy Dehner (Reel 1269), 1979
4
36
List of Disposition of Certain Art Works (unfilmed), undated
4
37
Lists of Exhibitions and Photographs (unfilmed), undated
4
38
List of Works at Home (unfilmed), undated
4
39
Mailing Lists (unfilmed), undated
4
40
Miscellaneous Lists (unfilmed), undated
4
41
Committee for the American Participation in the Triennale (Reel D298), 1964
4
42
Editions Alecto, Ltd. (Reel D298), 1964
4
43
Great Southwest Industrial Park (Reel D298), circa 1967
4
44
Associated American Artists
(Reel 796), 1971
4
45
(Reel 1269), 1974-1976
4
46
(unfilmed), 1976-1987
4
47
Parsons-Dreyfuss Gallery (See also Price Lists and Lists of Works Exhibited and Sold) (unfilmed), 1979
4
48
A.M. Sachs Gallery (unfilmed), 1981
4
49
Agreement to Sell Sculptures by David Smith (unfilmed), 1983
4
50
Handwritten Receipt and Authentication of David Smith Painting (unfilmed), 1985
4
51
Photograph of David Smith Work with Authentication by Dorothy Dehner (unfilmed), undated
4
52

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