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Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969

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Series 5: Writings , 1917-1968, undated
1 Linear foot
Box 98; Reels 5636-5638

This series is organized into two subseries:
  • 5.1: Writings by Edith Gregor Halpert, 1917-1966, undated
  • 5.2: Writings by Others, circa 1920s-1968, undated
Box numbers provided in the Container Listing are approximate.
5.1: Writings by Edith Gregor Halpert, 1917-1966, undated
Material found here includes Halpert's school notebook with notes from science class, P.S. 159, with color illustrations by Edith Fivisovitch; "Daily Thoughtlets" containing a notebook of poems by Edith Fibisovitch with typescript copies pasted on pages; short stories including manuscripts and fragments, most presumably written while Halpert was enrolled in writing courses at Columbia University; and various professional writings on American folk art such as drafts of texts for catalogs and possibly a book, articles, and notes.
Description Container
School Notebook, undated
5636 (Box 98)
364-420
"Daily Thoughtlets,", 1917
5636 (Box 98)
421-458
Minutes of Inter-Departmental Meetings, S. W. Strauss and Co. (Edith Gregor Halpert, Secretary), 1923-1924
5636 (Box 98)
459-473
Short Stories, undated, circa 1919-1920, 1924
5636 (Box 98)
474-561
American Folk Art (1 of 2), undated
5636 (Box 98)
562-699
American Folk Art (2 of 2), undated
5636 (Box 98)
700-826
Speeches, undated, 1934-1966
5636 (Box 98)
827-1041
Speeches (1 of 4), undated, 1934-1966
5637 (Box 98)
6-198
Speeches (2 of 4), undated, 1934-1966
5637 (Box 98)
199-393
Speeches (3 of 4), undated, 1934-1966
5637 (Box 98)
394-589
Speeches (4 of 4), undated, 1934-1966
5637 (Box 98)
590-737
Fragments (1 of 2), undated, 1920s-1960s
5637 (Box 98)
738-935
Fragments (2 of 2), undated, 1920s-1960s
5637 (Box 98)
936-1106
5.2: Writings by Others, circa 1920s-1968, undated
Found here is material relating to ABCs for Collectors of American Contemporary Art, which Halpert comissioned to distribute to amateur collectors who patronized her gallery. Records include drafts of the manuscript, illustration choices, a mock-up, a published pamphlet, reviews, and orders. Records relating to American Folk Art include short pieces, some possibly catalog entries, arranged alphabetically by title. Material relating to the American National Exhibition in Moscow includes a printed catalog of the Whitney Museum of American Art show drawn from that exhibition, entitled Paintings and Sculpture from the American National Exhibition in Moscow; research notes including an English-language translation of the catalog; press releases; notes; and background information. Miscellaneous records include reports, essays, texts of speeches, transcripts of brief published articles, and fragments of unidentified items.
Description Container
ABCs for Collectors of American Contemporary Art by John I. H. Baur, drawings by Saul Steinberg, 1950s
5638 (Box 98)
7-153
American Folk Art, A-Z, undated, 1927-1950
5638 (Box 98)
154-280
Artist Biographies, A-Z, undated, 1931-1950
5638 (Box 98)
281-360
Introduction to Halpert Collection Catalog (Corcoran Gallery of Art Exhibition), 1963
5638 (Box 98)
651-658
Paintings and Sculpture from the American National Exhibition in Moscow (1 of 2), 1959
5638 (Box 98)
361-487
Paintings and Sculpture from the American National Exhibition in Moscow (2 of 2), 1959
5638 (Box 98)
488-650
Miscellaneous, undated, 1927-1968
5638 (Box 98)
659-877

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