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

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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.
Lists of artwork in private collections are arranged by name of collector; client lists and mailing lists are arranged alphabetically.
Description Container Select
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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