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Franz Bader Gallery records, 1925-1995

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as eight series.

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Series 1: Franz Bader papers , 1928-1993
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 1, 5, OV 17

The series focuses on Bader's personal accomplishments and background. Included are awards from the American Austrian Society and the Washington Bar Association, certificates, degrees from Corcoran School of Art and George Washington University, family documents, speeches and talks by Bader, as well as plans, letters and cards, photographs, and other items relating to Bader's birthday celebration. Also included are typescripts by Bader and his mother Elsa Bader, a few writings by unidentified authors, and files documenting Bader's photography career.
Description Container Select
Award, American Austrian Society - Distinguished Membership Citation, 1992
1
8
Award, Bader Receiving Austrian Cross for Science and Art, 1990
1
7
Award, Washington Bar Association Jurisart Award, 1980
5
1
Bader's 80th Birthday, 1983
5
2-4
Bader's Photography, Donations to Museums, 1980-1991
5
5
Bader's Photography, Exhibitions, 1976-1993
5
6
Bader's Photography, Exhibition at Phillips Collection, circa 1977
5
7
Bader's Photography, Galleries and Museums, 1981-1991
5
8
Certificate, Arts Club of Washington, 1983
5
9
Certificate, Marquis Who's Who Publications Board, 1979-1984
5
10
Degree, Corcoran School of Art Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, 1984
5
11
Degree, George Washington University Doctor of Fine Arts, 1984
5
12
Degree, George Washington University Doctor of Fine Arts, 1984
17
Family Documents, 1928-1968
5
13
Pins, 1976
5
14
Poems, circa 1990, undated
5
15
Speeches and Talks, 1979-1988
5
16
Typescript, "In Defense of Pieter Bruegel the Younger" (Elder?) by Bader, undated
5
17
Typescript, "Daddy, Where are We Driving?" by Elsa Bader, 1946
5
18
Typescripts by Unidentified Authors, undated
5
19

Series 2: Artist's Files , 1938-1995
7 Linear feet
Boxes 5-12, OV 17

Files for artists contain correspondence with the gallery regarding sales, exhibitions, loans, and consignments; exhibition announcements and catalogs; articles about the artist, exhibitions, or related topics; biographical information; slides; and exhibition budget and insurance documents. Among the many artists represented in the series are Alice Acheson, Paul Arlt, David Becker, William Calfee, Un'ichi Hiratsuka, Robert Marx, Leonard Maurer, Peter Milton, Wang Ming, Naúl Ojeda, Michael Platt, Prentiss Taylor, Alma Thomas, Lee Weiss.
Description Container Select
Acheson, Alice, 1965-1985
5
20
Adkins, Terry, 1980-1981
5
21
Altmanova, Irene, 1975-1978
5
22
Aman, Jane, 1976-1985
5
23
Anaya, Stephen, 1973-1980
5
24
Apperson, Blair, 1974-1978
5
25
Archer, Herbert, 1978-1981
5
26
Arlt, Paul, 1953-1985
5
27-28
Atkinson, Eric, 1979-1980
6
1
Baxter, Robert, 1983
6
2
Becker, David, 1973-1985
6
3-4
Bellan-Gillen, Patricia, circa 1982
Folder was moved from its original location to box 19.
19
1
Ben-Portez, Michael and Rob Barnard, 1981
6
6
Bennett, Trew, circa 1980
6
7
Beplat, Joanne, 1976-1981
6
8
Bernstein, Ed, 1979
6
9
Blackburn, David, 1978-1981
6
10
Bordett, Edward, 1981-1982
6
11
Brindley, Charles, 1981-1984
6
12
Brown, Rex, 1979-1981
6
13
Byng, Dennis, circa 1977
6
14
Byrne, Eleanor, 1983-1985
6
15
Calfee, William, 1974-1977
6
16
Cederstrom, John, 1979-1980
6
17
Chinn, Yuen, 1979-1985
6
18
Cohen, Gabriel, 1980-1981
6
19
Conroy, Richard, 1973-1985
6
20
Conroy, Richard, 1971
17
Cruchet, Jean-Denis, 1978-1981
6
21
De Silva, Alfredo, 1964-1980
6
22
Dean, James, 1971-1977
6
23
Dempsey, Richard, circa 1980
6
24
Dempsey, Richard, circa 1980
17
Duval-Carrie, Edouard, 1981-1985
6
25
Eisenberg, Wendy, 1980-1985
6
26
Elzea, John, 1978-1979
6
27
Evans, Lucile, 1966-1977
6
28
Ferriter, Clare, 1973-1985
6
29-30
Ferry, Frances, 1972-1977
6
31
Findikoglu, Zeki, 1978-1985
7
1
Fisch, Olga, 1981
7
2
Fodor, James, 1979-1980
7
3
Freed, David, 1976-1985
7
4-5
Giordano, Joan, 1983-1984
7
6
Gouveneur, Simon, 1981-1983
7
7
Grass, Günter, 1977-1981
7
8-9
Hall, Elsa, 1979-1980
7
10
Hansen, Arthur, 1972-1980
7
11
Harcharik, Paul, 1980-1981
7
12
Hilary, Christopher, 1976-1979
7
13
Hiratsuka, Un'ichi, 1967-1985
7
14-16
Hollbrook, Hollis, 1980-1981
7
17
Huff, Harriet, 1975-1979
7
18
Jackson-Jarvis, Martha, circa 1983
7
19
Jamieson, Mitchell, 1967-1985
7
20-23
Jogo, Peter, 1981-1985
7
24
Judycki, Margaret Fowler, 1979
7
25
Kerne, Barbara Davis, 1975-1981
7
26
Klabunde, Charles, 1975-1984
7
27-28
Klabunde, Charles, 1975-1984
8
1
Kosrof, Wosene, 1977-1981
8
2
Kurtz, Carol, circa 1977
8
3
Lahey, Richard, 1938-1971
8
4
Lapinski, Tadeusz, 1971-1980
8
5-6
Laurentie, Chantal, 1980-1981
8
7
Lazzari, Pietro, 1956-1985
8
8
Lazzarino, Brida, 1978-1984
8
9
Lebbin, Carole Sue, 1979-1989
8
10-11
Lee, Dora, 1976-1985
8
12
Leefsma, Pim, 1973-1985
8
13
Leithauser, Mark, 1976-1983
8
14
Loy, Dale, 1976-1985
8
15
Maitin, Sam, 1981-1983
8
16
Manske, Leo, 1983-1985
8
17
Maril, Herman, 1967-1988
8
18-20
Marx, Robert, 1976-1985
8
21-22
Marx, Robert, 1976-1985
9
1-2
Maurer, Leonard, 1973-1985
9
3
McAdams, Alfred, 1973-1986
9
4-6
McAdams, June, 1983-1985
9
7
McGuane, Patrick, 1980-1981
9
8
Miller, Lenore, 1984-1985
9
9
Milton, Peter, 1971-1985
9
10-11
Ming, Wang, 1968-1981
9
12-13
Mohlitz, Philippe (Fitch-Febvrel Gallery), 1976-1980
9
14
Moore, Keiko, 1965-1985
9
15
Morrison, Keith, circa 1982
9
16
Natzler, Otto, circa 1981-1993
9
17-20
Nelson, Robert, 1979-1982
9
21-22
Nii, Yuko, 1980-1981
9
23
Nystrom, Helmtrud, 1983-1985
9
24
O'Connell, George, 1973-1975
9
25
Ojeda, Naul, 1977-1985
9
26
Ojeda, Naúl, 1977-1985
10
1
Ostaseski, Paul, 1980-1982
10
2
Ozdogan, Turker, 1979-1980
10
3
Peacock, Rubin, 1980-1981
10
4
Peintner, Elmar, 1981-1985
10
5
Perlmutter, Merle, 1978-1981
10
6
Phillips, Marjorie, 1976-1977
10
7
Plaat, Henri, 1972-1986
10
8-9
Platt, Michael, 1975-1985
10
10
Pollaro, Paul, 1980-1985
10
11
Pospisil, Norman, 1976-1979
10
12
Rennie, Helen, 1958-1972
10
13
Root, Joan, 1978-1985
10
14
Salinas, Baruj, 1972-1985
10
15
Salinas, Baruj, circa 1977
Folder was moved from its original location to box 19.
19
2
Salzmann, Gottfried, 1984-1985
10
17
Sammarco, Melissa, circa 1979
10
18
Sacharov-Ross, Igor, 1981-1984
10
19
Sarnoff, Lolo, 1975-1978
10
20
Schaaf, William, 1979-1980
10
21
Schaefer, Ron, 1973-1978
10
22
Schmutzhart, Bert, 1973-1985
10
23
Schmutzhart, Slaithong, 1970-1985
10
24
Schuldhess, Jorg, 1972-1985
10
25-26
Schuldhess, Jorg, 1976-1985
11
1
Shaler, Lynn, 1983-1985
11
2
Shaw, Gail M., 1980
11
3
Shepherd, Gaal, 1979-1981
11
4
Sherman, Stephen, 1979-1980
11
5
Sirica, John, 1974-1978
11
6
Slack, Rex, 1982-1983
11
7
Smith, Arthur Hall, 1976-1985
11
8
Spaziani, Philip, 1977-1981
11
9
Steck, Alfred, 1978-1980
11
10
Suomalainen, Tom, 1980-1982
11
11
Summer, Evan, 1980-1985
11
12
Summerford, Ben, 1974-1985
11
13
Taylor, Prentiss, 1958-1985
11
14-15
Thomas, Alma, 1968-1995
11
16-18
Thompson, Mildred, 1978-1985
11
19-20
Washburn, Stan, 1981-1985
11
21
Wagner, Richard, 1974-1975
11
22
Walker, Sandra, 1980-1986
11
23
Wall, F.L., 1983-1985
11
24
Wartofsky, Gerald, 1977-1985
11
25
Weiss, Lee, 1975-1986
11
26-27
Winant, Peter, 1979-1982
11
28
Wolff, Mary, 1978-1985
11
29
Wolfram, H., 1984-1985
11
30
Woschek, Bernard, 1979-1985
11
31
Woschek, Bernard, 1979-1985
12
1
Wulimann, Peter, 1982-1983
12
2
Yerkes, David, 1981-1985
12
3
Yersin, A.E., 1980-1985
12
4
Young, Kenneth, 1967-1977
12
5

Series 3: Gallery Files , 1953-1993
1.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1, 12-13

Files in the series include exhibition records for the gallery's annual Christmas exhibition and Washington Area Artists, donations, consignment and loan records, artwork and artist address lists, employee records, files on bark paintings and Inuit art, and vendor files. Correspondence to Bader comes from artists represented by the Franz Bader Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution National Collection of Fine Art, the U.S. Information Agency, the Chancellor of Arts and Letters in Bader's native Austria recognizing Bader's cultural contributions overseas, and a few German-language letters. Other correspondence is with galleries and museums regarding exhibitions, clients, vendors, and some personal letters with friends. Also included is a file for the Whyte Bookshop and Gallery, Inc.
Description Container Select
Bark Paintings, 1972-1975
12
6
Bark Paintings, 1972-1975
Material was moved from box 12, folder 6 to box 19.
19
3
Le Centre d'Art (Haiti), 1977-1980
12
7
Client Invoices, 1979-1982
12
8
Consignments, 1977-1985
12
9
Correspondence, 1953-1993
12
10-22
Correspondence to Franz Bader, 1959, 1969, 1983, undated
1
2
Donations, 1973-1984
13
1
Employee Records, 1975-circa 1981
13
2
Exhibitions, General, circa 1959
1
1
Exhibitions, Annual Christmas Exhibition, 1982-1984
13
3
Exhibitions, Washington Area Artists, 1959
13
4
The Hereward Lester Cooke Foundation, 1973-1979
13
5
Impressions Workshop and Gallery, 1980-1982
13
6
Inuit Art, General, 1977-1984
13
7-8
Inuit Art, Canadian Arctic Producers, Ltd., 1971-1985
13
9-10
Inuit Art, Dorset Fine Arts, 1982-1985
13
11-12
Inuit Art, Publicity, 1979-1983
13
13
JPL Fine Arts, 1983-1985
13
14-15
Lists, Artists' Address Lists, circa 1973
13
16
Lists, Artwork in Mills Building, 1974-1980
13
17
Loans, 1970-1985
13
18-19
Whyte Bookshop and Gallery, Inc., 1954-1964
13
20

Series 4: Inventory and Sales Records , 1960-1989
1 Linear foot
Boxes 13-14, 16

Records found in the series consist of two card files, third party consignment and closing inventories, stock lists, ledgers for active and inactive artists at the gallery, and a sales binder. Records typically indicate the artists, artwork names, prices, status of the artwork, and other notes.
Description Container Select
Card File, 1970s
13
21-23
Card File, 1970s
14
1-2
Card File, 1960s-1980s
16
Inventories, circa 1985
14
3
Ledger, Artists, 1983-1987
14
4
Ledger, Artists Not Active at Gallery, 1963-1984
14
5-7
Ledger, Old Records of Artists Active with Gallery, 1967-1989
14
8-9
Sales Binder, 1970s
14
10-11
Stock I, 1976-1987
14
12-13
Stock II, 1969-1985
14
14

Series 5: Printed and Broadcast Materials , 1952-1994
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2, 14-15

Included in the printed materials are artwork reproductions, booklets and pamphlets, flyers, exhibition announcements and catalogs, event invitations and programs, and clippings about Franz Bader's personal photography and subsequent exhibitions of his photographs in D.C., and general clippings discussing the gallery and its exhibitions. One video recording of the broadcast Around Town features the gallery.
Description Container Select
Artwork Reproductions, 1975
14
15
Booklets and Pamphlets, 1976-1981
14
16
Broadcast, Around Town, circa 1980s
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Copy
14
17
Business Cards, undated
14
18
Clippings Regarding Bader, 1975-1992
14
19
Clippings Regarding Bader, 1977-1979
2
1
Clippings Regarding Franz Bader Gallery, 1983, undated
1
6
Clippings Regarding Bader's Photography, 1980, undated, undated
1
5
Clippings, Interviews With or News Stories About Bader, 1979, 1983-1984
1
4
Clippings, Obituaries of Friends, 1969-1987
14
20
Clippings, General, circa 1970-1994
14
21
Event Invitations and Programs, 1952-circa 1981
14
22
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1971-1993
14
23
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1952-1994
15
1-2
Flyer, Exhibition Invitation, Newsletters for Franz Bader Gallery, 1979, 1982-1983, undated
1
3
Magazines and Journals, 1954-1989
15
3

Series 6: Guestbooks , 1975-circa 1980
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3

Guestbooks from the years 1975 to 1980 contain exhibition announcements, signatures, notes, and contact information from patrons who attended the Franz Bader Gallery's shows. Some guestbooks were received disbound, but remain in the original order.
Description Container Select
Guestbook, 1975 March 4-1975 August 19
3
1
Guestbook, 1975 August 27-1976 March 30
2
3
Guestbook, 1976 April 20-1977 January 4
3
2
Guestbook, 1977 May 11-1978 May 30
3
3
Guestbook, 1978-1979
3
4
Guestbook, circa 1980
1
19

Series 7: Scrapbooks , 1950s-1980s
0.9 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2, 4, 15, BV 18

The scrapbooks series includes bound and disbound scrapbooks, as well as loose scrapbook pages. Disbound scrapbooks and scrapbook pages remain in the order they were received. Scrapbooks contain exhibition announcements, photographs, clippings of reviews, and articles about artists in Washington, D.C., the Baders, the bookstore, the gallery, and several photographers. Among the artists represented are Alice Acheson, Anita Bucherer, Frank Bunts, Bernice Cross, Fureya, H. Irving Gates, Guenther Gumpert, Jacob Kainen, Pietro Lazzari, John Chapman Lewis, Herman Maril, Leonard Maurer, Peter Milton, Michael Platt, Marilee Shapiro, Prentiss Taylor, Alma Thomas, and others.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook Pages, 1952, 1959 April-1959 June
1
9-10
Scrapbook, 1955-1959
1
11
Scrapbook, 1959-1960
1
12
Scrapbook Pages, 1959-1961
4
4
Disbound Scrapbook, 1961-1963
2
4-5
Scrapbook, 1963-1965
4
1
Scrapbook, 1965-1967
4
2
Scrapbook, 1967-1968
1
13
Scrapbook, 1969-1970
4
3
Disbound Scrapbook, 1970-1972
2
6-7
Disbound Scrapbook, 1972-1974
1
14-15
Scrapbook, 1974-1975
1
16
Disbound Scrapbook, 1976-1978
1
17-18
Disbound Scrapbook, 1984-1985
4
5
Scrapbook, Exhibitions in Vienna, 1963-1976
15
4
Scrapbook, 1950s-1980s
BV 18

Series 8: Photographs , 1925-circa 1990
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 2, 15, OV 17

Photographic materials include several large-scale prints of the bookstore and gallery's 2001 I Street location's interior and storage room; photographs of Marcel Marceau and Patrick Hayes taken at the Marceau opening and book signing; and one photo related to the Washington Area Artists and Salzberger Truppe exhibition. Also included are portraits and candid photographs of Bader, family and friends, outdoor scenes, and works of art.
Description Container Select
Bader, circa 1950-circa 1980
15
5
Bader, circa 1990
17
Bader with Others, circa 1960-circa 1984
15
6
Franz Bader Gallery Storage Room and Bookstore, 1979-1980
2
2
Friends and Family, 1925-1984
15
7
Outdoor Scenes, circa 1960-circa 1980
15
8
Works of Art, circa 1990
15
9

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.