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Series 4: Business Records , 1925-1974, undated
34.5 Linear feet
Boxes 60-94, OV 95, OV 96, OV 97; Reels 5603-5636

Business records consist of exhibition files, records relating to gallery stock, sales records, transit records, general financial records, miscellaneous lists, miscellaneous legal documents, insurance records, research files, and architectural plans.
The series is organized into six subseries:
  • 4.1: Exhibition Files, 1926-1969, undated
  • 4.2: Gallery Stock, 1926-1974, undated
  • 4.3: Sales Records, Artwork, 1928-1972, undated
  • 4.4: Transit Records, 1929-1972, undated
  • 4.5: Financial Records, General, 1925-1972, undated
  • 4.6: Miscellaneous Business Records, 1926-1968
Box numbers provided in the Container Listing are approximate.
4.1: Exhibition Files, 1926-1969, undated
Exhibition files (0.5 linear foot) include an index, exhibition lists, check lists, price lists, and artist data sheets. There are no files for individual shows; the records relating to specific exhibitions are scattered throughout the business correspondence, with auxiliary information appearing in artist files and among the printed matter and publicity notebooks.
Index records include an alphabetical listing of Downtown Gallery exhibitions, indicating dates of each show and whether a catalog and/or publicity material were issued; the index is annotated to indicate page number, "something missing," or "missing in photograph book" (possibly an index to a publicity scrapbook).
The exhibition lists include chronological listings of Downtown Gallery exhibitions, alphabetical listings of one-person shows, and chronological listings of group shows indicating participants in alphabetical order; all lists were compiled by the gallery.
Artist data sheets include questionnaires completed by artists participating in the exhibitions Newcomers (1951), Artists of Chicago (1954), Painters of Los Angeles (1955), and 7 Artists in Hawaii (1960).
Description Container
Index, 1926-May 1932
5603 (Hol 60)
834-836
Exhibition Lists, 1926-1951
5603 (Hol 60)
837-875
Checklists and Price Lists, undated, 1928-1969
5603 (Hol 60)
876-1076
Artist Data Sheets, 1951-1960
5604 (Hol 60)
6-16
4.2: Gallery Stock, 1926-1974, undated
This subseries contains stock books and miscellaneous stock records, seven file boxes of inventory cards, and purchase slips.
Purchase slips consist of Downtown Gallery forms summarizing information about items purchased by the gallery, some with sales receipts attached.
Stock books that were not filmed but which can be found in this subseries include: Miscellaneous Expenses, 1929-1931 (1 vol.); and Receipts and Disbursements, Feb. 1931-April 1932, Jan. 1935-May 1938 (1 vol.).
Description Container
Stock Books, American Folk Art, undated
5604 (Box 61)
163-201
Stock Books, Stock, A-Z, 1926-1957
5604 (Box 61)
202-311
Stock Books, Stock, A-N (1 of 5), 1926-1940
6 vols., disbound
5604 (Box 61)
312-498
Stock Books, Stock, A-N (2 of 5), 1926-1940
6 vols., disbound
5604 (Box 61)
499-668
Stock Books, Stock, A-N (3 of 5), 1926-1940
6 vols., disbound
5604 (Box 61)
669-852
Stock Books, Stock, A-N (4 of 5), 1926-1940
6 vols., disbound
5604 (Box 61)
853-1038
Stock Books, Stock, A-N (5 of 5), 1926-1940
6 vols., disbound
5604 (Box 61)
1039-1126
Stock Books, Stock, O-Z (1 of 2), 1926-1940
5605 (Box 61)
6-179
Stock Books, Stock, O-Z (2 of 2), 1926-1940
5605 (Box 61)
180-359
Stock Books, Stock, Unidentified and C-P, 1928-1957
5605 (Box 61)
360-427
Stock Book, A-G, 1928-1967
5605 (Box 61)
428-519
Stock Books: Inventory of Art Objects, American Folk Art Purchases, 1929-1931, Feb.-May, 1931
5605 (Box 61)
520-534
Stock Books, American Folk Art, 1931-1934
5605 (Box 61)
535-583
Stock Books, Stock, H (Home?), C (Connecticut?), U (Upstairs?), 1931-1952, 1931-1954, 1933-1944
1 vol.
5605 (Box 61)
584-724
Stock Books, Stock, C (Connecticut?), U (Upstairs?), 1941
5605 (Box 62)
725-742
Stock Books, Inventory, 1941-1958
5605 (Box 62)
743-793
Stock Books, Stock, B, 1941-1960s
5605 (Box 62)
794-983
Stock Books, Stock, C-R (1 of 7), 1941-1960s
5606 (Box 62)
6-158
Stock Books, Stock, C-R (2 of 7), 1941-1960s
5606 (Box 62)
159-334
Stock Books, Stock, C-R (3 of 7), 1941-1960s
5606 (Box 62)
335-524
Stock Books, Stock, C-R (4 of 7), 1941-1960s
5606 (Box 62)
525-729
Stock Books, Stock, C-R (5 of 7), 1941-1960s
5606 (Box 62)
730-909
Stock Books, Stock, C-R (6 of 7), 1941-1960s
5606 (Box 62)
910-1066
Stock Books, Stock, C-R (7 of 7), 1941-1960s
5606 (Box 62)
1067-1150
Stock Books, Stock, S-Z (1 of 6), 1941-1960s
5607 (Box 62)
6-208
Stock Books, Stock, S-Z (2 of 6), 1941-1960s
5607 (Box 62)
209-379
Stock Books, Stock, S-Z (3 of 6), 1941-1960s
5607 (Box 62)
380-526
Stock Books, Stock, S-Z (4 of 6), 1941-1960s
5607 (Box 62)
527-727
Stock Books, Stock, S-Z (5 of 6), 1941-1960s
5607 (Box 62)
728-928
Stock Books, Stock, S-Z (6 of 6), 1941-1960s
5607 (Box 62)
929-1073
Stock Books, Stock Sold, 1944-1968
3 vols.
5608 (Box 63)
6-68
Stock Books, Stock, Ground Floor, 1951-1962
5608 (Box 63)
69-151
Stock Books, Inventory, 1952-1956
5608 (Box 63)
254-318
Stock Books, Stock, N-Z, 1953-1957
5608 (Box 63)
152-253
Stock Books, Stock, A-R (1 of 4), 1957-1971
5608 (Box 63)
319-432
Stock Books, Stock, A-R (2 of 4), 1957-1971
5608 (Box 63)
433-602
Stock Books, Stock, A-R (3 of 4), 1957-1971
5608 (Box 63)
603-798
Stock Books, Stock, A-R (4 of 4), 1957-1971
5608 (Box 63)
799-946
Stock Books, Stock, S-Z (1 of 2), 1957-1971
5609 (Box 63)
6-195
Stock Books, Stock, S-Z (2 of 2), 1957-1971
5609 (Box 63)
196-365
Miscellaneous Stock Records, General Inventories, A-Z by Artist
5609 (Box 64)
366-432
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Blaustein, Al
5609 (Box 64)
433-435
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Broderson, Morris
5609 (Box 64)
436-471
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Davis, Stuart
5609 (Box 64)
472-490
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Demuth, Charles
5609 (Box 64)
491-507
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Doi, Isami
5609 (Box 64)
508-518
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Dove, Arthur
5609 (Box 64)
519-543
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Dove, William C.
5609 (Box 64)
544-552
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Fogel, Seymour
5609 (Box 64)
554-557
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Guglielmi, Louis
5609 (Box 64)
558-582
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Halpert, Samuel
5609 (Box 64)
583-584
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Harnett, William Michael
5609 (Box 64)
585-591
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Hart, George Overbury ("Pop")
5609 (Box 64)
592-600
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Karfiol, Bernard
5609 (Box 64)
601-608
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Katzman, Herbert
5609 (Box 64)
609-611
Miscellaneous Stock Records, King, William
5609 (Box 64)
612-613
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Kinigstein, Jonah
5609 (Box 64)
614-618
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Knipschild, Robert
5609 (Box 64)
619-628
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Kuniyoshi, Yasuo
5609 (Box 64)
629-672
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Lawrence, Jacob
5609 (Box 64)
673-674
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Levine, Jack
5609 (Box 64)
675-677
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Marin, John
5609 (Box 64)
678-693
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Meigs, Walter
5609 (Box 64)
694-697
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Boris Mirski Gallery
5609 (Box 64)
698-699
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Morris, George L. K.
5609 (Box 64)
700-709
Miscellaneous Stock Records, O'Keeffe, Georgia
5609 (Box 64)
710-776
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Osborn, Robert
5609 (Box 64)
777-795
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Oscar, Charles
5609 (Box 64)
796-800
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Ottesen, Frederik
5609 (Box 64)
801-810
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Pascin, Jules
5609 (Box 64)
811-813
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Pattison, Abbott
5609 (Box 64)
814-824
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Preusser, Robert
5609 (Box 64)
825-829
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Rattner, Abraham
5609 (Box 64)
830-885
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Reiss, W.
5609 (Box 64)
886-887
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Shahn, Ben
5609 (Box 64)
888-923
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Sheeler, Charles
5609 (Box 64)
924
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Sheeler, Charles
5609 (Box 64)
926-930
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Spencer, Niles
5609 (Box 64)
925
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Stasack, Edward
5610 (Box 64)
6-26
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Storrs, John
5610 (Box 64)
27-131
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Tam, Reuben
5610 (Box 64)
132
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Tam, Reuben
5610 (Box 64)
134
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Tseng, Yu-Ho [Betty Ecke]
5610 (Box 64)
133
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Tseng, Yu-Ho [Betty Ecke]
5610 (Box 64)
136-170
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Weber, Max
5610 (Box 64)
135
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Weber, Max
5610 (Box 64)
171-302
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Zerbe, Karl
5610 (Box 64)
303-304
Miscellaneous Stock Records, Zorach, William
5610 (Box 64)
305-379
Inventory Cards, Sold and Unsold A7-ZP-sold and 1-1765; A3-ZL-unsold (1 of 3), circa 1935-1941, circa 1945-1957
5610 (Box 64)
380-600
Inventory Cards, Sold and Unsold A7-ZP-sold and 1-1765; A3-ZL-unsold (2 of 3), circa 1935-1941, circa 1945-1957
5610 (Box 64)
601-801
Inventory Cards, Sold and Unsold A7-ZP-sold and 1-1765; A3-ZL-unsold (3 of 3), circa 1935-1941, circa 1945-1957
5610 (Box 64)
802-1013
Inventory Cards, Arthur Dove, Titles A-Z and Unknown (1 of 2), circa 1943
1 file box of index cards, many containing small sketches of the works described
5611 (Box 64)
6-149
Inventory Cards, Arthur Dove, Titles A-Z and Unknown (2 of 2), circa 1943
1 file box of index cards, many containing small sketches of the works described
5611 (Box 64)
150-302
Inventory Cards, Folk Art, 6-1754; U-010 to U-0104 (1 of 3), circa 1940s
5611 (Box 65)
303-490
Inventory Cards, Folk Art, 6-1754; U-010 to U-0104 (2 of 3), circa 1940s
5611 (Box 65)
491-650
Inventory Cards, Folk Art, 6-1754; U-010 to U-0104 (3 of 3), circa 1940s
5611 (Box 65)
651-805
Inventory Cards, Folk Art Sold (1-518; Wilde; Shelburne Museum; index cards color coded by medium), circa 1930s
5611 (Box 65)
806-1118
Inventory Cards, Prints C-Z and unknown, by artist (1 of 6), circa 1930s-1960s
5612 (Box 65)
6-200
Inventory Cards, Prints C-Z and unknown, by artist (2 of 6), circa 1930s-1960s
5612 (Box 65)
201-400
Inventory Cards, Prints C-Z and unknown, by artist (3 of 6), circa 1930s-1960s
5612 (Box 65)
401-600
Inventory Cards, Prints C-Z and unknown, by artist (4 of 6), circa 1930s-1960s
5612 (Box 65)
601-800
Inventory Cards, Prints C-Z and unknown, by artist (5 of 6), circa 1930s-1960s
5612 (Box 65)
801-1000
Inventory Cards, Prints C-Z and unknown, by artist (6 of 6), circa 1930s-1960s
5612 (Box 65)
1001-1136
Purchase Slips, undated
5613 (Box 66)
6-19
Purchase Slips, 1929
5613 (Box 66)
20-21
Purchase Slips, 1930
5613 (Box 66)
22-28
Purchase Slips, 1931
5613 (Box 66)
29-54
Purchase Slips, 1932
5613 (Box 66)
55-63
Purchase Slips, 1933
5613 (Box 66)
64-73
Purchase Slips, 1934
5613 (Box 66)
74-84
Purchase Slips, 1935
5613 (Box 66)
85-116
Purchase Slips, 1936
5613 (Box 66)
117-257
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1937
5613 (Box 66)
258-400
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1937
5613 (Box 66)
401-554
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1938
5613 (Box 66)
555-675
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1938
5613 (Box 66)
676-793
Purchase Slips, 1939
5613 (Box 66)
794-953
Purchase Slips, 1940
5614 (Box 66)
6-188
Purchase Slips, 1941
5614 (Box 66)
189-401
Purchase Slips, 1942
5614 (Box 66)
402-563
Purchase Slips, 1943
5614 (Box 66)
564-735
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1944
5614 (Box 66)
736-850
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1944
5614 (Box 66)
851-993
Purchase Slips, A-L, 1945
5614 (Box 66)
994-1147
Purchase Slips, M-Z, 1945
5615 (Box 66)
6-110
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1946
5615 (Box 66)
111-311
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1946
5615 (Box 66)
312-559
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1947
5615 (Box 66)
560-740
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1947
5615 (Box 66)
741-902
Purchase Slips, A-K, 1948
5615 (Box 67)
903-1077
Purchase Slips, L-Z, 1948
5616 (Box 67)
6-203
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1949
5616 (Box 67)
204-375
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1949
5616 (Box 67)
376-518
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1950
5616 (Box 67)
519-650
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1950
5616 (Box 67)
651-758
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1951
5616 (Box 67)
759-875
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1951
5616 (Box 67)
876-1037
Purchase Slips, A-H, 1952
5616 (Box 67)
1038-1166
Purchase Slips, J-Z (1 of 3), 1952
5617 (Box 67)
6-175
Purchase Slips, J-Z (2 of 3), 1952
5617 (Box 67)
176-325
Purchase Slips, J-Z (3 of 3), 1952
5617 (Box 67)
326-468
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1953
5617 (Box 67)
469-600
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1953
5617 (Box 67)
601-744
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1954
5617 (Box 67)
745-900
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1954
5617 (Box 67)
901-1007
Purchase Slips, A-O, 1955
5617 (Box 68)
1008-1208
Purchase Slips, P-Z, 1955
5618 (Box 68)
6-184
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1956
5618 (Box 68)
185-385
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1956
5618 (Box 68)
386-569
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1957
5618 (Box 68)
570-700
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1957
5618 (Box 68)
701-887
Purchase Slips (A-O), 1958
5618 (Box 68)
888-1096
Purchase Slips (P-Z) (1 of 2), 1958
5619 (Box 68)
6-125
Purchase Slips (P-Z) (2 of 2), 1958
5619 (Box 68)
126-240
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1959
5619 (Box 68)
241-400
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1959
5619 (Box 68)
401-559
Purchase Slips, 1960
5619 (Box 68)
560-657
Purchase Slips, 1961
5619 (Box 68)
658-778
Purchase Slips, 1962
5619 (Box 68)
779-940
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1963
5619 (Box 68)
941-1075
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1963
5619 (Box 68)
1076-1202
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1964
5620 (Box 68)
6-125
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1964
5620 (Box 68)
126-278
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1965
5620 (Hol 69)
279-399
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1965
5620 (Hol 69)
400-510
Purchase Slips (1 of 2), 1966
5620 (Hol 69)
511-650
Purchase Slips (2 of 2), 1966
5620 (Hol 69)
651-755
Purchase Slips, 1967
5620 (Hol 69)
756-957
Purchase Slips, 1968
5620 (Hol 69)
958-1026
Purchase Slips, 1969
5620 (Hol 69)
1027-1097
Purchase Slips, 1970
5620 (Hol 69)
1098-1114
Purchase Slips, 1971
5620 (Hol 69)
1115-1124
Purchase Slips, 1972
5620 (Hol 69)
1125-1129
4.3: Sales Records, Artwork, 1928-1972, undated
Sales records for artwork (5 linear feet) consist mainly of sales slips which are carbon copies of sales receipts issued by the Downtown Gallery. Each sales slip records the date of sale, name and address of buyer, medium, artist, [stock] number, title, and price. Additional miscellanous sales records include sale, credit, and return forms issued by Downtown Gallery which indicate date, name and address of client, description of item returned, and amount of credit; and various other ledgers of credits and returns, consignments, and statistics.
Description Container
Sales Slips, 1928, undated
5621 (Box 70)
131-221
Sales Slips, 1929
5621 (Box 70)
6-130
Sales Slips, 1930
5621 (Box 70)
513-683
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1931
5621 (Box 70)
684-884
Sales Slips(2 of 2), 1931
5621 (Box 70)
885-1065
Sales Slips, Jan. 1932
5621 (Box 70)
1066-1098
Sales Slips (1 of 2), Jan.-Dec. 1932
5622 (Box 70)
6-150
Sales Slips (2 of 2), Jan.-Dec. 1932
5622 (Box 70)
151-289
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1933
5622 (Box 70)
290-400
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1933
5622 (Box 70)
401-531
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1934
5622 (Box 70)
532-732
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1934
5622 (Box 70)
733-809
Sales Slips, 1935
5622 (Box 70)
810-1070
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1936
5623 (Box 70)
7-125
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1936
5623 (Box 70)
126-260
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1937
5623 (Box 70)
261-375
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1937
5623 (Box 70)
376-500
Sales Slips, 1938
5623 (Box 70)
501-680
Sales Slips, 1939
5623 (Box 70)
681-866
Sales Slips, 1940
5623 (Box 71)
867-1020
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1941
5624 (Box 71)
6-125
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1941
5624 (Box 71)
126-252
Sales Slips, 1942
5624 (Box 71)
253-431
Sales Slips, 1943
5624 (Box 71)
432-590
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1944
5624 (Box 71)
591-700
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1944
5624 (Box 71)
701-822
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1945
5624 (Box 71)
823-950
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1945
5624 (Box 71)
951-1087
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1946
5625 (Box 71)
6-200
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1946
5625 (Box 71)
201-401
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1947
5625 (Box 71)
402-550
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1947
5625 (Box 71)
551-714
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1948
5625 (Box 71)
715-915
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1948
5625 (Box 71)
916-1070
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1949
5626 (Box 71)
6-150
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1949
5626 (Box 71)
151-318
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1950
5626 (Box 71)
319-475
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1950
5626 (Box 72)
476-658
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1951
5626 (Box 72)
659-859
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1951
5626 (Box 72)
860-1036
Sales Slips, Jan.-March, 1952
5626 (Box 72)
1037-1159
Sales Slips (1 of 2), April-Dec., 1952
5627 (Box 72)
6-200
Sales Slips (2 of 2), April-Dec., 1952
5627 (Box 72)
201-365
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1953
5627 (Box 72)
366-566
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1953
5627 (Box 72)
567-757
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1954
5627 (Box 72)
758-958
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1954
5627 (Box 72)
959-1147
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1955
5628 (Box 72)
6-215
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1955
5628 (Box 72)
216-433
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1956
5628 (Box 72)
434-634
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1956
5628 (Box 72)
635-815
Sales Slips (1 of 3), 1957
5628 (Box 73)
816-950
Sales Slips (2 of 3), 1957
5628 (Box 73)
951-1075
Sales Slips (3 of 3), 1957
5628 (Box 73)
1076-1212
Sales Slips (1 of 3), 1958
5629 (Box 73)
6-130
Sales Slips (2 of 3), 1958
5629 (Box 73)
131-300
Sales Slips (3 of 3), 1958
5629 (Box 73)
301-461
Sales Slips (1 of 5), 1959
5629 (Box 73)
462-510
Sales Slips (2 of 5), 1959
5629 (Box 73)
511-611
Sales Slips (3 of 5), 1959
5629 (Box 73)
612-712
Sales Slips (4 of 5), 1959
5629 (Box 73)
713-813
Sales Slips (5 of 5), 1959
5629 (Box 73)
814-1021
Sales Slips, Jan.-April, 1960
5629 (Box 73)
1022-1184
Sales Slips, May-Dec., 1960
5630 (Box 73)
6-226
Sales Slips (1 of 3), 1961
5630 (Box 73)
227-400
Sales Slips (2 of 3), 1961
5630 (Box 73)
401-550
Sales Slips (3 of 3), 1961
5630 (Box 73)
551-692
Sales Slips (1of 2), 1962
5630 (Box 73)
693-893
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1962
5630 (Box 73)
894-1067
Sales Slips, Jan.-May, 1963
5630 (Box 74)
1068-1222
Sales Slips, June-Dec., 1963
5631 (Box 74)
6-179
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1964
5631 (Box 74)
180-350
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1964
5631 (Box 74)
351-508
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1965
5631 (Box 74)
509-625
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1965
5631 (Box 74)
626-784
Sales Slips (1 of 2), 1966
5631 (Box 74)
785-925
Sales Slips (2 of 2), 1966
5631 (Box 74)
926-1056
Sales Slips, Jan.-July, 1967
5631 (Box 74)
1057-1284
Sales Slips, Aug.-Dec., 1967
5632 (Box 74)
6-48
Sales Slips, 1968
5632 (Box 74)
49-177
Sales Slips, 1969
5632 (Box 74)
178-300
Sales Slips, 1970
5632 (Box 74)
301-337
Sales Slips, 1971
5632 (Box 74)
338-348
Sales Slips, 1972
5632 (Box 74)
349-354
Miscelleanous Sales Records, Sales/Credits and Returns, undated, 1930-1941
5632 (Box 74)
355-453
Miscelleanous Sales Records, Our Gallery, Inc., Purchase Journal, Returns and Credits, 1926-1928, 1927
5632 (Box 74)
454-567
Miscelleanous Sales Records, Journal, Return Sales, Sales Book, 1927-1930, 1927-1928, 1926-1928
5632 (Box 74)
568-691
Miscelleanous Sales Records, Sales Records, A-Z (by artist), 1951-1955
5632 (Box 74)
692-882
Miscelleanous Sales Records, Consigned Sales, Consigned Purchases and Consigned Sales, undated, 1947-1965, 1964-1972
5632 (Box 74)
883-1081
Miscelleanous Sales Records, Sales Statistics, undated, 1926-1951
5632 (Box 74)
1082-1149
4.4: Transit Records, 1929-1972, undated
Transit records (6.5 linear feet) consist of receipts issued by the Downtown Gallery for outgoing consignments and artwork received and returned, and receipts issued to the Downtown Gallery. These records were not microfilmed because the more easily accessible correspondence duplicates most information about specific transactions, and the aggregate data presented in this subseries are thought to be of interest to a very limited number of researchers.
Outgoing consignment records include forms indicating the name of recipient, date sent and returned, artists, and titles, prices, and stock numbers of works consigned. The majority of consignments were loans to exhibitions that were available for purchase.
Description Container
Receipts Issued by Downtown Gallery, Consignments, Outgoing, 1929-1945
unfilmed (Box 75)
Receipts Issued by Downtown Gallery, Consignments, Outgoing, 1946-1958
unfilmed (Box 76)
Receipts Issued by Downtown Gallery, Consignments, Outgoing, 1959-1972
unfilmed (Box 77)
Receipts Issued by Downtown Gallery, Shipping Receipts, undated, 1933, 1941, 1945-1969
unfilmed (Box 78)
Receipts Issued by Downtown Gallery, Artwork Received/Returned, 1935-1971
unfilmed (Box 79)
Receipts Issued by Downtown Gallery, Delivery Receipts, undated, 1960-1971
unfilmed (Box 80)
Receipts Issued to Downtown Gallery, Shipping Receipts, undated, 1930, 1940-1972
unfilmed (Box 81)
Receipts Issued to Downtown Gallery, Loan Receipts, undated, 1929-1972
unfilmed (Box 81)
4.5: Financial Records, General, 1925-1972, undated
General financial records (11.5 linear feet) were not microfilmed. This subseries contains thirty-five volumes of accounting records which consist of cashbooks, journals, and general ledgers; receipts and disbursements; accounts receivable; and accounts payable. In addition, there are paid bills, petty cash records, and miscellaneous accounting records. Banking records include canceled checks, check registers, and bank statements for several accounts. Tax records (federal, state, and local) relate to both personal and corporate returns, and include much supporting documentation. Supporting documentation for deductions excludes art-related items.
Description Container
Cashbook and Journal,(Our Gallery, Inc.), 1925-1930
unfilmed (Box 82)
Purchases, Credits, Journal, 1928-1930
unfilmed (Box 82)
General Journal, 1930-1935
unfilmed (Box 82)
Journal and General Ledger, 1931-1940
unfilmed (Box 83)
Journal, 1946-1950
unfilmed (Box 83)
Receipts and Disbursements, 1929-1972
18 Volumes
unfilmed (Box 83)
Accounts Receivable, A-Z, 1926-1969
6 Volumes
unfilmed (Box 84)
Accounts Payable, 1926-1972
5 Volumes
unfilmed (Box 85)
Paid Bills, 1930-1973, undated
unfilmed (Box 86)
Paid Bills, 1930-1973, undated
unfilmed (Box 87)
Paid Bills, 1930-1973, undated
unfilmed (Box 88)
Paid Bills, 1930-1973, undated
unfilmed (Box 90)
Petty Cash Vouchers, 1935-1972, undated
unfilmed (Box 91)
Petty Cash Ledger, 1967-1972
unfilmed (Box 91)
Miscellaneous Accounting Records, Summary Reports, 1927/28-1940, 1955-1956, 1962, 1966/67-1971/72
unfilmed (Box 91)
Miscellaneous Accounting Records, 1931-1941, 1967
unfilmed (Box 91)
Miscellaneous Accounting Records, Sales Commissions Paid, 1931-1951
unfilmed (Box 91)
Miscellaneous Accounting Records, Payroll Accounts, 1965-1969
unfilmed (Box 91)
Miscellaneous Accounting Records, Purchase Orders and Requisition Forms, 1931-1971, undated
unfilmed (Box 91)
Canceled Checks, Downtown Gallery, Inc., 1963-1972
unfilmed (Box 92)
Canceled Checks, Edith G. Halpert, 1931, 1941-1942, 1956-1970
unfilmed (Box 92)
Canceled Checks, Estate of Edith G. Halpert, 1972-1973
unfilmed (Box 92)
Canceled Checks, Edith G. Halpert Foundation, 1966-1969
unfilmed (Box 92)
Canceled Checks, 32 East 51st Street Corporation, 1949-1952
unfilmed (Box 92)
Check Registers, Estate of Edith G. Halpert, 1972-1973
unfilmed (Box 92)
Bank Statements, Downtown Gallery, Inc., 1964-1972
unfilmed (Box 93)
Bank Statements, Edith G. Halpert, 1942, 1957-1970
unfilmed (Box 93)
Bank Statements, Edith G. Halpert Foundation, 1966-1969
unfilmed (Box 93)
Passbooks, Downtown Gallery Artists Welfare Fund, 1952-1957
unfilmed (Box 93)
Passbooks, Lawrence A. Allen (gallery employee), 1956-1960
unfilmed (Box 93)
Loan and Mortgage Receipts, Berthe K. Goldsmith Loan, 1935-1937
unfilmed (Box 93)
Loan and Mortgage Receipts, Chase National Bank Loan, 1941-1946
unfilmed (Box 93)
Loan and Mortgage Receipts, 43 East 51st Street Mortgage, 1945-1946
unfilmed (Box 93)
Taxes, Corporate and Personal Returns, Federal, 1922-1970
unfilmed (Box 93)
Taxes, Corporate and Personal Returns, New York State, 1921-1970
unfilmed (Box 93)
Taxes, Corporate and Personal Returns, New York City, 1933-1969
unfilmed (Box 93)
Taxes, Supporting Documentation for Deductions, Employment Taxes, [undated, 1940s-1970s]
unfilmed (Box 93)
Taxes, Supporting Documentation for Deductions, Federal Taxes, 1957, 1967-1971
unfilmed (Box 93)
Taxes, Supporting Documentation for Deductions, New York State, 1962, 1965-1970
unfilmed (Box 93)
Taxes, Supporting Documentation for Deductions, New York City, 1940, 1965-1970
unfilmed (Box 93)
4.6: Miscellaneous Business Records, 1926-1968
Miscellaneous business records (2.5 linear feet) include lists of artwork, many unidentified, which come from a variety of sources and were compiled for various purposes; twenty small loose-leaf notebooks listing names and addresses of clients with dates, titles, and prices of purchases; mailing lists on 3 X 5 index cards; legal documents such as certificates of incorporation, name changes, agreements, contracts, bills of sale, summons, notices of hearings, and bylaws; minutes of a few sporadic meetings of Downtown Gallery artists between 1934 and 1952; insurance records, primarily relating to the American Folk Art Gallery; research files, including material about legal issues of concern to galleries; and architectural plans. Architectural records include various plans for the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the proposed Gallery of 20th Century Art, Halpert's gift to the Corcoran that never materialized. There are also groups of plans relating to the Downtown Gallery's last two locations at 32 East 51st Street and 425 Park Avenue in the Ritz Towers Concourse.
Description Container
Lists of Artwork (1 of 4), undated, 1931-1960
5633 (Box 93)
7-207
Lists of Artwork (2 of 4), undated, 1931-1960
5633 (Box 93)
208-435
Lists of Artwork (3 of 4), undated, 1931-1960
5633 (Box 93)
436-666
Lists of Artwork (4 of 4), undated, 1931-1960
5633 (Box 93)
667-896
Lists of Artwork in Private Collections, A-Z, undated, 1968
5633 (Box 93)
897-1035
Lists of Photographs and Reproductions, undated, 1955-1969
5633 (Box 93)
1036-1086
Prints: Shahn and Miscellaneous; Clients, Individuals, vol. 1: A-BA, 1958-1968, 1927-1975
5634 (Box 94)
6-58
Clients, Individuals, vol. 2: BE-BY, 1927-1975
5634 (Box 94)
59-118
Clients, Individuals, vol. 3: C, 1927-1975
5634 (Box 94)
119-165
Clients, Individuals, vol. 4: D-E, 1927-1975
5634 (Box 94)
166-242
Clients, Individuals, vol. 5: F, 1927-1975
5634 (Box 94)
243-323
Clients, Individuals, vol. 6: G, 1927-1975
5634 (Box 94)
324-417
Clients, Individuals, vol. 7: H-I, 1927-1975
5634 (Box 94)
418-498
Clients, Individuals, vol. 8: J-K, 1927-1975
5634 (Box 94)
499-667
Clients, Individuals, vol. 9: L-Mc, 1927-1975
5634 (Box 94)
668-794
Clients, Individuals, vol. 10: M, 1927-1975
5634 (Box 94)
795-905
Clients, Individuals, vol. 11: N, 1927-1975
5634 (Box 94)
906-1028
Clients, Individuals, vol. 12: O-Q, 1927-1975
5634 (Box 94)
1029-1065
Clients, Individuals, vol. 13: R, 1927-1975
5635 (Box 94)
6-101
Clients, Individuals, vol. 14: SA-SM, 1927-1975
5635 (Box 94)
102-166
Clients, Individuals, vol. 15: SO-T, 1927-1975
5635 (Box 94)
167-248
Clients, Individuals, vol. 16: U-Z, 1927-1975
5635 (Box 94)
249-292
Clients, Institutions and Businesses, vol. 17: A-F, 1933-1969
5635 (Box 94)
293-463
Clients, Institutions and Businesses, vol. 18: G-M, 1933-1969
5635 (Box 94)
464-626
Clients, Institutions and Businesses, vol. 19: N-S, 1933-1969
5635 (Box 94)
627-704
Clients, Institutions and Businesses, vol. 20: T-Z, 1933-1969
5635 (Box 94)
705-773
Mailing Lists, Clients, Prospects, undated
unfilmed (Box 94)
Mailing Lists: Museums, Galleries and Universities; Publicity; Newspapers; Free-Lance; Radio/TV; Magazines; Artists, circa 1960s
unfilmed (Box 94)
Legal Documents, Certificates of Incorporation, Name Changes, Bylaws, 1926-1969
5635 (Hol 95)
774-859
Legal Documents, American Folk Art Gallery Bylaws and Stock Certificates, 1931
5635 (Hol 95)
860-883
Legal Documents, Leases, Deeds, and Miscellaneous Property Records, 113 West 13th Street Corporation, 1932
5635 (Hol 95)
884-888
Legal Documents, Leases, Deeds, and Miscellaneous Property Records, 32 East 51st Street Corporation, 1943-1965
5635 (Hol 95)
889-993
Legal Documents, Leases, Deeds, and Miscellaneous Property Records, Ritz Tower, Inc., 465 Park Avenue, 1965-1967
5635 (Hol 95)
994-1001
Legal Documents, Miscellaneous, 1935-1968
5635 (Hol 95)
1002-1036
Minutes, Irregular Meetings of Downtown Gallery Artists, 1934-1952
5635 (Hol 95)
1037-1052
Insurance Schedules, 1935-1941
5636 (Hol 95)
6-159
Insurance, Miscellaneous Records, undated, 1955-1968
5636 (Hol 95)
160-203
Research Files, Sample Gallery Contracts and Form Letters, undated
5636 (Hol 95)
205-234
Research Files, Information Regarding Tax Law and Corporate Gifts, undated, 1957
5636 (Hol 95)
235-254
Research Files, New York State Legislation Regarding Artist/Dealer Relationships, undated, 1966-1970
5636 (Hol 95)
255-303
Research Files, 19th-Century Copies of Massachusetts Revolutionary Military Records, 1896-1897
these may have accompanied folk art portraits, documenting the sitters
5636 (Hol 95)
304-309
Architectural Plans, Suggested Gallery Site Plan of Bowling Alley and Foundations, 1931
5636 (OV 96)
311-312
Architectural Plans, Newtown, Conn., 1939, 1957
5636 (OV 96)
313-315
Architectural Plans, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Proposed Gallery of 20th-Century American Art, 1960-1965
5636 (OV 96)
316-327
Architectural Plans, Nieman-Marcus, Floor Plans, 1965, undated
5636 (OV 96)
328-330
Architectural Plans, Gump's Gallery, Floor Plan, undated
5636 (OV 97)
331-332
Architectural Plans, Converse Art Gallery, Floor Plan, undated
5636 (OV 97)
333-334
Architectural Plans, 525 William Penn Pl. Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa. Main Lobby Elevations, 1950
5636 (OV 97)
335-337
Architectural Plans, United Nations, Elevation of North Delegates Lounge, undated
Attached transmittal slip indicates this blueprint was requested by Halpert in a letter to Glenn E. Burnett, Oct. 19, 1951
5636 (OV 97)
338-341
Architectural Plans, Smithsonian Institution, Natural History Building, 1964
5636 (OV 97)
342-344
Architectural Plans, 32 East 51st Street, 1945-1950, undated
5636 (OV 97)
345-357
Architectural Plans, 425 Park Avenue, Ritz Towers Concourse, circa 1965
5636 (OV 97)
358-361

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