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Ellen Lanyon papers, circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013

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Series 9: Personal Business, Inventory, and Estate Records , circa 1950-2014
3 Linear feet
Box 34-37

Personal business, inventory, and estate records document the financial and administrative history of Lanyon's career and artworks. The first subseries contains electronic records relating to business projects and mailing lists.
The series is arranged as three subseries
  • 9.1: Personal Business Records, 1951-2013
  • 9.2: Artwork Inventories, circa 1950-2013
  • 9.3: Estate Records, 2013-2014
9.1: Personal Business Records, 1951-2013
Personal business records include financial and administrative records related to Lanyon's career including advertising, estate planning, income and expenses, gifts, mailing lists, and artwork restoration. Files include bank books, ledgers, receipts, invoices, deeds of gift, and correspondence.
Description Container
Advertising, 1997-2001
34
14
Bank Books, 1951-1955
34
15
Business Projects, 1999
2 floppy discs
34
16
Business File Back-up, 1996
1 floppy disc
34
17
Estate Planning and Appraisal, circa 2003-2009
34
18
Financial Statements for Scholarship Services, 1970-1973
34
19
Gifts
To Art Collections, 1998-2011
34
20
To Benefits, circa 1960-1999
34
21-22
To Benefits, circa 2000-2012
35
1
To Feminist Organizations and Benefits, circa 1970-2005
35
2
To Museums, 1964-2013
35
3-4
To University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1985-2013
35
5
Donations, circa 1961-2011
35
6-7
Income and Expenses
Ledgers (5), 1953-1979
35
8-12
Real Estate Ledger, 1983
35
13
Income Documentation, circa 1948-2013
35
14-17
Expense Documentation, circa 1960-2013
35
18-19
Artist's Books, circa 1970-1979
35
20
Mailing Lists, circa 1980-1989
36
1
Mailing List, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Association, circa 1986-1989
36
2
Mailing Lists, 1996-1999
3 floppy discs
36
3
Mailing Lists, circa 1999-2013
36
4-11
Restoration, circa 1955-1980
36
12
9.2: Artwork Inventories, circa 1950-2013
Artwork inventories consist of various lists of artwork prepared by Lanyon for exhibition, storage, inventory, or documentation purposes. Some lists are scattered and written by hand, while others are printouts from an artwork database.
Description Container
Card Index, circa 1950-1980
36
13
Ledger, 1972-1977
36
14
Ceramics, circa 1970-2010
36
15
Prints and Works on Paper, circa 1950-2013
36
16
General, circa 1950-2013
36
17
General, circa 1950-2013
37
1
9.3: Estate Records, 2013-2014
Estate records were created by Lanyon's children after she passed away. Records relate to the administration of the estate and primarily include correspondence, deeds of gift, and comprehensive inventory and valuation of the estate by an art advisory agency.
Description Container
Correspondence and Administrative Files, 2013-2014
37
2
Gifts, 2014
37
3-6
Inventory and Valuation, 2014
37
7-10

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