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

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Series 7: Printed Matter , 1824-1865, 1920-1969, undated
4 Linear feet
Boxes 105-108; Reels 5640-5647

This series is organized into two subseries:
  • 7.1: Printed Matter Produced by Downtown Gallery, 1926-1968, undated
  • 7.2: Printed Matter Produced by Others, 1824-1865, 1920-1969, undated
Box numbers provided in the Container Listing are approximate.
7.1: Printed Matter Produced by Downtown Gallery, 1926-1968, undated
Printed matter produced by the Downtown Gallery (1 linear foot) includes exhibition catalogs, checklists, invitations and announcements, press releases, invitations to events other than exhibition openings, and booklets about Downtown Gallery artists. Neither of the two published monographs of a projected ten-volume series by Holger Cahill, ( "Pop" Hart and Max Weber, planned by the Downtown Gallery, is included among the records.
The first two volumes of scrapbooks of printed matter include exhibition catalogs, checklists, invitations and announcements, stationery for particular exhibitions, brief reviews, press releases, and a small number of advertisements for the gallery. The third volume contains printed matter relating to the American Print Makers Society exhibitions at Downtown Gallery.
Miscellaneous items include invitations to events other than exhibition openings, and brochures of general information about the Downtown Gallery and the artists it represented
Description Container
Scrapbooks of Printed Matter, 1927-1929
5640 (Box 105)
8-193
Scrapbooks of Printed Matter, 1932-1935
5640 (Box 105)
194-198
Scrapbooks of Printed Matter (1 of 2), 1927-1935
5640 (Box 105)
199-350
Scrapbooks of Printed Matter (2 of 2), 1927-1935
5640 (Box 105)
351-478
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements, undated
5640 (Box 105)
479-492
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements, 1920s
5640 (Box 105)
493-507
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements, 1930s
5640 (Box 105)
508-662
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements, 1940s
5640 (Box 105)
663-844
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements (1 of 3), 1950s
5640 (Box 105)
845-1028
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements (2 of 3), 1950s
5640 (Box 105)
1029-1120
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements (3 of 3), 1950s
5641 (Box 105)
6-25
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements, 1960s
5641 (Box 105)
26-200
Miscellaneous Items, undated
5641 (Box 105)
201-286
Press releases (1 of 2), 1926-1968, undated
5641 (Box 105)
287-465
Press releases (2 of 2), 1926-1968, undated
5641 (Box 105)
466-613
7.2: Printed Matter Produced by Others, 1824-1865, 1920-1969, undated
Printed matter produced by others (3 linear feet) includes exhibition catalogs; checklists; invitations and announcements; newsclippings; press releases; and press kits. This material relates to shows that included works loaned by the Downtown Gallery, or concerns the Edith Gregor Halpert Collection and other subjects related to Halpert and the Downtown Gallery.
There are also publications which include miscellaneous brochures, reports, directories, prospectuses, and catalogs of a variety of organizations, associations, museums, and foundations; most, but not all, are art related. Of particular interest are Standards for Print Dealers, formulated by the Print Council of America (undated); How It Happened, by Albert C. Barnes (undated); Where to Buy American Art (undated); A Disgrace to Philadelphia , by Albert C. Barnes (1938); The Progressive Decay of the Pennsylvania Museum of Art, by Harry Fuiman, Esq., of the Philadelphia Bar (1938), published by Friends of Art and Education; Memorial Service for Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (May 23, 1948); and Spatialism 5: Don Avigliano, John Moshisky, Stephane Zarhadka (1949).
Additionally, a selection of twenty-five volumes from the library of Edith Gregor Halpert has been retained, but not microfilmed.
Description Container
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements, undated
5641 (Box 106)
614-749
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements, 1920
5641 (Box 106)
750-751
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements, 1930s
5641 (Box 106)
752-795
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements, 1940s
5641 (Box 106)
796-878
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements (1 of 2), 1950s
5641 (Box 106)
879-1013
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements (2 of 2), 1950s
5642 (Box 106)
6-101
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements (1 of 3), 1960s
5642 (Box 106)
102-304
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements (2 of 3), 1960s
5642 (Box 106)
305-509
Exhibition Catalogs, Checklists, Invitations, and Announcements (3 of 3), 1960s
5642 (Box 106)
510-698
Exhibition Catalogs, Invitations, and Announcements, Edith Gregor Halpert Collection, undated, 1960-1964
5642 (Box 106)
699-758
News Clippings, Edith Halpert, Downtown Gallery, and Edith Gregor Halpert Collection (1 of 2), undated, 1926-1969
5642 (Box 106)
759-850
News Clippings, Edith Halpert, Downtown Gallery, and Edith Gregor Halpert Collection (2 of 2), undated, 1926-1969
5642 (Box 106)
851-1006
News Clippings, American Folk Art Exhibitions (Downtown Gallery), undated, 1930-1937
5642 (Box 106)
1007-1060
News Clippings, American Folk Art Exhibitions (Downtown Gallery), 1938-1969
5643 (Box 106)
6-77
News Clippings, American Folk Art, not Downtown Gallery (1 of 4), undated, 1936-1969
5643 (Box 106)
78-268
News Clippings, American Folk Art not Downtown Gallery (2 of 4), undated, 1936-1969
5643 (Box 106)
269-476
News Clippings, American Folk Art not Downtown Gallery (3 of 4), undated, 1936-1969
5643 (Box 106)
477-604
News Clippings, American Folk Art not Downtown Gallery (4 of 4), undated, 1936-1969
5643 (Box 106)
605-736
News Clippings, Art (1 of 4), undated, 1924-April 1953
5643 (Box 106)
737-937
News Clippings, Art (2 of 4), undated, 1924-April 1953
5643 (Box 106)
938-1138
News Clippings, Art (3 of 4), undated, 1924-April 1953
5643 (Box 106)
1139-1250
News Clippings, Art (4 of 4), undated, 1924-April 1953
5643 (Box 106)
1251-1388
News Clippings, Art (1 of 5), May 1953-1969
5644 (Box 107)
6-196
News Clippings, Art (2 of 5), May 1953-1969
5644 (Box 107)
197-402
News Clippings, Art (3 of 5), May 1953-1969
5644 (Box 107)
403-603
News Clippings, Art (4 of 5), May 1953-1969
5644 (Box 107)
604-809
News Clippings, Art (5 of 5), May 1953-1969
5644 (Box 107)
810-1017
News Clippings, "Art in Industry,", undated, 1943-1956
5645 (Box 107)
6-25
News Clippings, Chicago Artists at the Downtown Gallery, 1953-1954
5645 (Box 107)
26-41
News Clippings, Communism in Art, undated, 1954-1956
5645 (Box 107)
42-99
News Clippings, Corcoran Gallery of Art, undated, 1961-1964
Regarding proposed donation of Edith Gregor Halpert Collection and its ultimate rejection
5645 (Box 107)
100-135
News Clippings, Russia (1 of 2), undated, 1958-1964
5645 (Box 107)
136-347
News Clippings, Russia (2 of 2), undated, 1958-1964
5645 (Box 107)
348-533
News Clippings, Taxes, undated, 1938-1962
5645 (Box 107)
534-576
America: The Artist's Eye press kit, 1963
5645 (Box 107)
577-641
American Folk Art, undated, 1824-1865, 1967
Miscellaneous printed items, including news clippings, documents, and patent application; with one exception, the 19th-century items are reproductions
5645 (Box 107)
642-681
Auction Catalogs, undated, 1955-1968
5645 (Box 107)
682-756
Congressional Reports (1 of 2), undated, 1937-1962
5645 (Box 107)
757-957
Congressional Reports (2 of 2), undated, 1937-1962
5645 (Box 107)
958-1092
Congressional Reports, 1962-1968
5646 (Box 107)
6-118
HemisFair '68 Press Kit, 1968
5646 (Box 107)
119-174
Newsletters (1 of 2), undated, 1924-1969
5646 (Box 107)
175-296
Newsletters (2 of 2), undated, 1924-1969
5646 (Box 107)
297-453
Press releases, undated, 1932-1968
5646 (Box 107)
454-641
Publications (1 of 3), undated, 1934-1969
5646 (Box 107)
642-843
Publications (2 of 3), undated, 1934-1969
5646 (Box 107)
844-999
Publications (3 of 3), undated, 1934-1969
5647 (Box 107)
6-87
Reproductions, Christmas Cards Sent by Edith Gregor Halpert and Downtown Gallery Staff, undated, 1928-1958
5647 (Box 107)
88-118
Reproductions, Works of Art, undated, 1933-1964
5647 (Box 107)
119-140
Selections from Edith Gregor Halpert's Library, 1906-1957
25 volumes, many autographed or inscribed
unfilmed (Box 108)

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