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Galerie Chalette records, 1916-1999, bulk 1939-1994

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 8 series. The series are generally arranged alphabetically by type of material or subject, and chronologically thereafter.

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Series 1: Correspondence , 1920-1995
1.4 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

This series contains Galerie Chalette correspondence with artists, business contacts, customers, and friends. Some of the correspondence includes business records such as loan agreements, invoices, and exhibition arrangements. More correspondence may be found in Series 2: Artists' Files, Series 3: General Business Files, and Series 7: Personal Papers.
This series is arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically. General chronological correspondence is filed at the end of the series.
Description Container Select
Leon Chalette, 1950-1958
1
1
Desa Foreign Trade Company, 1960-1964
1
2
Donations, 1971-1983
1
3
Galerie Denise Rene, 1920, 1958-1962
1
4
Galleria Pogliani, 1960-1964
1
5
William Lieberman, Museum of Modern Art, 1977-1978
1
6
General Chronological Correspondence, 1946-1954
1
7
General Chronological Correspondence, 1955-1956
1
8
General Chronological Correspondence, 1957
1
9
General Chronological Correspondence, 1958
1
10
General Chronological Correspondence, 1959
1
11
General Chronological Correspondence, 1960
1
12-13
General Chronological Correspondence, 1961
1
14-15
General Chronological Correspondence, 1962
1
16-17
General Chronological Correspondence, 1963
1
18-19
General Chronological Correspondence, 1964
1
20-21
General Chronological Correspondence, 1965
1
22
General Chronological Correspondence, 1966
1
23
General Chronological Correspondence, 1967
1
24
General Chronological Correspondence, 1968
1
25
General Chronological Correspondence, 1969
1
26
General Chronological Correspondence, 1970
2
1
General Chronological Correspondence, 1971
2
2
General Chronological Correspondence, 1972
2
3
General Chronological Correspondence, 1973-1974
2
4
General Chronological Correspondence, 1975
2
5
General Chronological Correspondence, 1976
2
6
General Chronological Correspondence, 1977-1979
2
7
General Chronological Correspondence, 1980
2
8
General Chronological Correspondence, 1981-1984
2
9
General Chronological Correspondence, 1985-1989
2
10
General Chronological Correspondence, 1992-1995
2
11

Series 2: Artists' Files , 1916-1996
4.3 Linear feet
Boxes 2-6, 25

This series contains files collected by Galerie Chalette primarily on artists the gallery represented. Files include correspondence and information about exhibitions and sales. Significant artist files include Jean Arp, Burgoyne Diller, Wojciech Fangor, Sue Fuller, and Leon Polk Smith. Artists' correspondence may also be found in Series 1: Correspondence and Series 7: Personal Papers. Financial records pertaining to artists may also be found in Series 3: General Business Files. Photographs of the artists and their artwork may also be found in Series 6: Photographs.
This series is arranged alphabetically by last name, then chronologically. Some larger artists' files are also arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Description Container Select
Jankel Adler, 1959
2
12
Josef Albers, 1965-1971
2
13
Jean Arp
Marguerite Arp, 1968-1996
2
14-16
Aubrette Tapestry, circa 1965-1975
2
17
Australia Exhibition, 1974-1984
2
18-28
Jean Arp
Centennial (1986), 1969-1986
3
1-2
Clippings, 1960-1978
3
3
Condition Reports, 1977-1978
3
4
Correspondence, 1960-1969
3
5
Correspondence, 1970-1974
3
6
Correspondence, 1975-1979
3
7
Correspondence, 1980-1982, 1995
3
8
Drafts of Lectures, circa 1975
3
9-10
Exhibition, Correspondence, 1973-1979
3
11-14
List of Artwork in Klipstein Catalog, 1962
3
15
Monograph, 1943
3
16
Nikolais/Louis Foundation, 1976-1994
3
17-24
Photocopies of 1924-1954 Letters written by Arp (research file), undated
3
25
Photographs of Arp, 1939-1964
3
26
Photographs of Arp, 1964
3
27
Photographs of Arp, undated
3
28
Photographs of Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, 1916-1952
3
29
Photographs and Negatives of Artwork, circa 1920s-1959
3
30
Jean Arp
Photographs and Negatives of Artwork, 1958-circa 1960s
4
1
Photographs of Artwork, undated
4
2
Exhibition Installation Shots, circa 1960s-1974
4
3
Exhibition Installation Shots, Guggenheim Museum (NY), 1968-1976
4
4
Exhibition Installation Shots, 1970
4
5
Exhibition Installation Shots, Carnegie in Pittsburgh, 1975, February-March
4
6
Exhibition Installation Shots, Seattle Art Museum, 1975, July-August
4
7
Photographs of Sculptures, 1961-1962
4
8
Negatives of Sculptures (5 copies), undated
4
9
Slides, Installation Shots, 1962
4
10
Printed Material, 1929-1965
4
11
Printed Material, 1968
4
12
Printed Material, 1972
4
13
Printed Material, 1975-1977
4
14
Printed Material, 1977-1978
4
15-16
"Seuil Configuration" Dedication Ceremony, 1972, 1987
4
17
Thesis "Alienation, Dada, and Hans Arp,", 1972
4
18
Robert Beauchamp, 1969
4
19
Max Bill, 1952-1975
4
20
Nina Borowski, 1989
4
21
Pierre Caille, 1962-1979
4
22-23
Marc Chagall, 1956-1958
4
24
Corneille (Cornelis Guillaume van Beverloo), 1969
4
25
Antonio Corpora, 1962
4
26
Judy Cotton, 1986
4
27
Nicolas De Stael, 1962
4
28
Edgar Degas, 1955
4
29
Gea Panter Delloye, 1963, 1973
4
30
Andre Derain, 1957
4
31
Burgoyne Diller
Artwork Sold or Returned, 1962-1965
4
32
Birmingham Festival of the Arts Exhibition, 1964-1965
4
33
Color Structures Exhibition, 1962
4
34
Correspondence, 1959-1989
4
35
Exhibition Catalogs, 1961-1981
4
36
Geometric Abstraction in America Exhibition, 1961-1963
4
37
Invoices, 1960-1965
4
38
Legal, 1964-circa 1982
4
39
Photographs, 1938-1963
4
40-41
Printed Material, 1960-1965
4
42
Washburn Gallery Exhibition, 1978-1979
4
43
Cesar Domela
Correspondence, 1958-1964
5
1
Exhibition Catalogs, 1961
5
2
Max Ernst, circa 1970s
5
3
Wojciech Fangor
Correspondence, 1964-1983
5
4
Exhibition Catalogs, 1964-1966
5
5
Exhibition Catalogs, 1966-1973
5
6
Photographs, 1969-1971
5
7
Printed Material, 1965-1971
5
8-9
Sales, 1966-1977
5
10
Sue Fuller
Correspondence, 1971-1978
5
11
Photographs, 1965-1983
5
12
Printed Material, 1965-1982
5
13
Sketches, circa 1970s
5
14
Julio Gonzalez, 1961, 1983-1984
5
15
Roberta Gonzalez, 1961-1964
5
16
Jose Guerrero, 1970
5
17
Phillip Guston, 1970
5
18
Barbara Hepworth, 1959, 1976
5
19
Carl Holty, 1969
5
20
Johannes Itten, 1964, 1971-1973
5
21
Robert Jacobson, 1966, 1978-1982
5
22
Nowego Jorku, 1959
5
23
Henri Laurens, 1959
5
24
Jon Lebenstein, 1960-1962
5
25
Fernand Léger, 1965
5
26
Edward Manet, circa 1928
5
27
Manolo (Emanuel Martinez Hugue), 1957
5
28
Henri Matisse, 1954
5
29
Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, 1947, 1960-1967
5
30
David Novros, 1969
5
31
Claes Oldenburg, 1969
5
32
Pablo Picasso, 1954-1958
5
33-34
Man Ray, 1989
5
35
William Reimann
Correspondence, 1963-1981
5
36
Photographs, 1971
5
37
Printed Material, 1972-1981
5
38
George Rickey, 1964-1977
6
1
Lucas Samaras, 1970
6
2
Kurt Schwitters, 1962-1963
6
3
Gustave Singier, 1962
6
4
Leon Polk Smith
Biographical, 1965-circa 1970
6
5
Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1993-1996
6
6
Constellations Exhibition, 1969
6
7-8
Correspondence, 1966-1971
6
9
"Correspondence Blue-Red", 1981
6
10
Exhibition Catalogs, 1965-1966
Oversized material housed in Box 25, Folder 1.
6
11
Exhibition Catalogs, 1967-1968
6
12
Exhibition Catalogs, 1968-1970
6
13
Geometric Paintings Exhibition, 1970
6
14
Printed Material, 1965-1971-circa 1980
6
15
"Torn Drawings" Correspondence, 1965-1966
6
16
Sophie Taeuber-Arp, 1981
6
17
Victor Vasarely
Correspondence, 1965-1981
6
18
Photographs, circa 1960s-1970s
6
19
Printed Material, 1968-1978
6
20
Max Weber
Correspondence, 1958-1970, 1979
6
21
Printed Material, 1916, 1979
6
22
Yale Group Accounts (Erwin Hauer, William Reimann, Deborah de Moulpied), 1961-1975
6
23
Leon Polk Smith, "Torn Drawings" Catalog, 1965
Oversized material from Box 6, Folder 11.
25
1

Series 3: General Business Files , 1950-1994
2.3 Linear feet
Boxes 6-8

This series contains business files such as agreements about loans, consignments, sales and purchase ledgers, sale index card files, and shipping. Also included are receipts and invoices for works of art and Galerie Chalette publications. Additional business files may also be found in Series 1: Correspondence, Series 2: Artists' Files, and Series 7: Personal Papers.
This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material or last name, then chronologically.
Description Container Select
Agreements, 1953-1965
6
24
Agreements with Chadwyck-Healy, 1971-1981
6
25
Appraisals, 1961-1969
6
26
Bills, 1954-1959
6
27
Bills, 1954-1961
6
28
Bills, 1954-1963
6
29
Bills, 1956-1969
6
30
Bills, 1958-1960
6
31
Bills, Correspondence, 1958-1970
6
32
Bills, Unionsdruckerei Luzern, 1961
6
33
Buying Trip Files, circa 1950-1964
7
1
Cancelled Checks, Gallery Purchases, 1963-1987
7
2
Cancelled Checks, Gallery's Donations, 1986-1988
7
3
Consignment Agreements, 1957-1971
7
4
Declarations, 1955-1960
7
5
Degas Bronzes Returned, 1955
7
6
Donations of Artwork to Museums, 1963-1970
7
7
General Receipts, 1958-1986
7
8
Insurance, 1957-1961, 1972-1973
7
9
Inventories, 1957-1963, 1973
7
10
Lebenstein Account, 1960-1964
7
11
Arthur Lejwa's Car Injury, 1959-1960
7
12
Lejwa-Bernard Venture, 1955-1959
7
13
Lejwa-Glasser Venture, 1956-1961
7
14
Letters of Gifts and Affadavits, 1952-1973
7
15
Loan Agreements, 1955-1963
7
16
Loan Agreements, 1964-1983
7
17
Merchandise Bills, 1960-1963
7
18
Purchases includes Correspondence, 1958-1977
7
19
Receipts for Works Sold, 1954-1957
7
20
Receipts for Works Sold, 1958
7
21
Receipts for Works Sold, 1959
7
22
Receipts for Works Sold, 1960
7
23-24
Receipts for Works Sold, 1961
7
25-26
Receipts for Works Sold, 1962
7
27
Receipts for Works Sold, 1963
7
28-29
Receipts for Works Sold, 1964
7
30
Receipts for Works Sold, 1965
7
31
Receipts for Works Sold, 1966
7
32
Receipts for Works Sold, 1967
7
33
Receipts for Works Sold, 1968
8
1
Receipts for Works Sold, 1969
8
2-3
Receipts for Works Sold, 1970-1971
8
4
Receipts for Works Sold, 1972-1974
8
5
Receipts for Works Sold, 1975-1987
8
6
Report of Theft, 1971
8
7
Sales, Schlesinger, 1990
8
8
Sales and Purchase Ledgers, 1957-1958
8
9
Sales and Purchase Ledgers, 1964-1967
8
10
Sales and Purchase Ledgers, 1968-1975
8
11
Sales and Purchase Ledgers, 1984-1994
8
12
Sales and Purchase Ledgers
Arp, 1960-circa 1994
8
13
Fangor, 1965-1976
8
14
Gonzalez, circa 1963
8
15
Special Accounts, 1960-1969
8
16
Sales and Purchases, 1958-1989
8
17-21
Sales File Cards, 1958-1978
8
22
Shipping Records, 1955-1989
8
23

Series 4: Printed Materials , 1931-1996
1.2 Linear feet
Boxes 9-10

This series contains various printed material with information about exhibitions, artists, and lectures presented by Madeleine Lejwa. Printed material related to gallery records may also be found in Series 2: Artists' Files.
The folders are organized alphabetically by type of material, then chronologically.
Description Container Select
Catalogs, 1961, 1974-1975
9
1
Catalogs, 1979
9
2
Clippings, 1957-1959
9
3
Clippings, 1960-1969
9
4
Clippings, 1972-1990
9
5
Dada, circa 1931
9
6
Dada, 1972-1978
9
7
Dada, 1973-1979
9
8
Dada, circa 1978
9
9
Exhibition Catalogs, 1955-1957
Oversized material housed in Box 25, Folder 2.
9
10
Exhibition Catalogs, 1963-1964
9
11
Exhibition Catalogs, 1964-1965
9
12
Exhibition Catalogs, 1965-1967
9
13
Exhibition Catalogs, 1966
9
14
Exhibition Catalogs, 1968-1970
9
15
Exhibition Catalogs, 1972-1996
9
16
Galerie Chalette Exhibition Catalogs, 1956-1959
9
17
Galerie Chalette Exhibition Catalogs, 1960
9
18-19
Galerie Chalette Exhibition Catalogs, 1961
9
20
Galerie Chalette Exhibition Catalogs, 1961, 1968
9
21
Galerie Chalette Exhibition Catalogs, 1962, 1965
9
22
Galerie Chalette Exhibition Invitations, 1958-1964
9
23
List of Artists' Works (circa 1932-1978), circa 1978
9
24
Museum Information, 1952-circa 1972
9
25
Notes, circa 1980
9
26
Periodicals, 1957-1963
10
1
Periodicals, 1963
10
2
Periodicals, 1963-1964
10
3
Periodicals, 1966-1971
10
4
Reproduction of Artwork, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 25, Folder 3.
10
5
Spanish Lecture, circa 1970s
10
6
Writings, 1964-1966
10
7
Catalog "Derriere Le Miroir: 10 Ans D'Editions", 1956
Oversized material from Box 9, Folder 10.
25
2
Reproduction of Artwork, undated
Oversized material from Box 10, Folder 31.
25
3

Series 5: Photographs , circa 1920s-1994
7 Linear feet
Boxes 10-16, 24-25

This series contains photographs, slides, negatives, transparencies, and photo albums of artwork, the Lejwa's personal art collection, family photographs, and travel snapshots. Photographs may also be found in Series 2: Artists' Files.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • Subseries 5.1: Art Photographs, circa 1920s-1990s
  • Subseries 5.2: Lejwa Personal Photographs, circa 1920s-1994
5.1: Art Photographs, circa 1920s-1990s
The photographs, transparencies, and slides in this subseries generally consist of professional artwork images, although there are some that include images of artists such as Barbara Hepworth and Jerzy Tchorzewski, and exhibit openings such as Jean Arp and Jan Lebenstein. Also included are 61 black and white prints of Dada artists, taken from 1911-1957, and include artists such as Jean Arp, Hugo Ball, Max Ernst, Emmy Hennings, Kurt Schwitters, and Tristan Tzara. Photographs of the Lejwa's personal collection include professional images as well as personal snapshots. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name; photographs of the Lejwa's personal collection, slides and transparencies are filed at the end of this subseries.
Description Container
Jankel Adler, undated
10
8
G. Alviani, undated
10
9
Jean Arp, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 25, Folder 5.
10
10-14
Pierre [Bernard?], undated
10
15
Kent Bloomer, undated
10
16
Constantin Brancusi, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 25, Folder 4.
10
17
Georges Braque, undated
10
18
Karol Broniatowski, undated
10
19
Bernard Buffet, undated
10
20
Pierre Caille, undated
10
21
Norman Carlberg, undated
10
22
Marc Chagall, undated
10
23-24
Chinese Paintings, undated
10
25
Judith Cotton, undated
10
26
John Cunningham, undated
10
27
Dada Artists, undated
10
28
Deborah de Moulpied, 1960-1967
10
29
Nicolas De Stael, undated
10
30
Edgar Degas, undated
11
1
Robert Delaunay, circa 1933
11
2
Sonia Delaunay, undated
11
3
Andre Derain, undated
11
4
Cesar Domela, undated
11
5
Raoul Dufy, undated
11
6
Robert Engman, undated
11
7
Max Ernst, undated
11
8
Wojciech Fangor, undated
11
9
Otto Freundlich, 1930
11
10
Sue Fuller, circa 1980s
11
11
Pablo Gargallo, undated
11
12
Stefan Gierowski, undated
11
13
Thomas Gleb, 1959
11
14
Julio Gonzalez, undated
11
15-17
Juan Gris, undated
11
18
Vera Haller, undated
11
19
Erwin Hauer, undated
11
20
Barbara Hepworth, undated
11
21-22
Auguste Herbin, undated
11
23
Hannah Höch, undated
11
24
Francois Hugo, undated
11
25
Josef Israels, undated
11
26
Johannes Itten, undated
11
27
Robert Jacobson, undated
11
28
Paul Kallos, undated
11
29
Vassily Kandinsky, undated
11
30
Lajos Kassak, undated
11
31
Paul Katz, undated
11
32
Keineny, 1964
11
33
Ellsworth Kelly, undated
11
34
Bronislaw Kierzkowski, undated
11
35
Henri Laurens, undated
11
36
Jan Lebenstien, undated
11
37
Jan Lebenstien, undated
12
1-3
Fernand Leger, undated
12
4-5
Jacques Lipchitz, undated
12
6
Alberto Magnelli, undated
12
7
Aristide Maillol, undated
12
8
Kazinir Malevitch, undated
12
9
Alfred Manessier, undated
12
10
Manolo, undated
12
11
Giacomo Manzo, undated
12
12
Marino Marini, undated
12
13
Umberto Mastroianni, undated
12
14
Henri Matisse, undated
12
15
Zygmond Meinkes, undated
12
16
Jean Metzinger, undated
12
17
Joan Miro, undated
12
18
Amedeo Modigliani, undated
12
19
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, undated
12
20
Henry Moore, undated
12
21
Pablo Picasso, undated
12
22-25
Jackson Pollock, undated
12
26
William Reimann, undated
12
27
August Rodin, undated
12
28
Ronalt, undated
12
29
Rugs by Painters, undated
12
30
Ilja Schor, undated
12
31
Kurt Schwitters, undated
12
32-33
Sculpture by Painters, undated
12
34
Stephanie Scuris, undated
12
35
Gustave Singier, undated
12
36
Henryk Stazewski, undated
12
37
Jonasz Stern, undated
12
38
Wladyslaw Strzeminski, undated
12
39
Sophie Taeuber-Arp, undated
12
40
Jerzy Tchorzewski, undated
12
41
Walasse Ting, undated
12
42
Joaquin Torres-Garcia, undated
12
43
Igael Tumarkin, undated
12
44
Unidentified, undated
12
45
Georges Valmier, undated
12
46
Victor Vasarely, undated
13
1
Mary Vieira, undated
13
2
Max Weber, undated
13
3
Fritz Wortruba, undated
13
4
Yale Group, undated
13
5
Robert Zeidman, undated
13
6
Lejwa Personal Collection
Jean Arp, undated
13
7
Georges Braque, undated
13
8
Michel Cadoret, undated
13
9
Marc Chagall, undated
13
10
Cycladic Sculpture, undated
13
11
Sonia Delaunay, undated
13
12
Andre Derain, undated
13
13
Burgoyne Diller, undated
13
14
Marcel Duchamp, undated
13
15
Raymond Duchamp-Villon, undated
13
16
Max Ernst, undated
13
17
Wojciech Fangor, undated
13
18-19
Julio Gonzalez, undated
13
20
Robert Gonzalez, undated
13
21
Henri Laurens, undated
13
22
Fernand Leger, undated
13
23
Henri Matisse, undated
13
24
Joan Miro, undated
13
25
Miscellaneous, circa 1970s-1990s
13
26-27
Negatives, circa 1950s-1980s
13
28-29
Pablo Picasso, undated
13
30
Polish Menorah (17th century), 1973
13
31
Pottery, circa 1970s-1990s
13
32
Hans Richter (Marcel Duchamp with rotorelief), circa 1947
13
33
Michel Seuphor, undated
13
34
Henryk Stazewski, undated
13
35
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, undated
13
36
Unidentified, undated
13
37
Victor Vasarely, undated
13
38
Slides, undated
13
39-41
Transparencies, undated
13
42-44
Slide Boxes
Arp, Roy Friedman, undated
24
1
Dada Color Slides, undated
24
2
Burgoyne Diller, undated
24
3-4
Wojciech Fangor, undated
24
5-8
Wojciech Fangor Exhibition, 1973
24
9-10
Gallery shots, undated
24
11
Gonzalez, 1961
24
12
Hilla Rebay, undated
24
13
Jan Lebenstein, undated
24
14
Pablo Picasso, undated
24
15
Smith and Fleishman, undated
24
16
Photograph, "Portrait of Brancusi", undated
Oversized material from Box 10, Folder 17.
25
4
Photographs of Arp bronze sculpture, undated
Oversized material from Box 10, Folders 10-14.
25
5
5.2: Lejwa Personal Photographs, circa 1920s-1994
This subseries contains snapshots, negatives, and slides of artwork, family, friends, and Madeleine Lejwa's travels in the 1980s and 1990s. Eight photo albums include six albums of photos from Madeleine Lejwa's travels in the late 1970s-early 1990s, one album of photos of china and silverware, and an album of photos of the townhouse at 9 East 88th Street. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject, then by last name or subject. Photographs and negatives are filed together; however, slides and photo albums are separated and located at the end of the subseries. This subseries is from the 2005 collection addition and is minimally processed.
Description Container
9 East 88th Street, 1991, undated
13
45
Artwork
Jean Arp, circa 1970s
13
46
Jean Arp Dedication at New York University, 1988
13
47
Jean Arp Installation in Jerusalem, 1970-1971
13
48
Max Bill in Jerusalem, 1985
13
49
Rickey in Jerusalem, circa 1970s
13
50
Unidentified, 1922
13
51
Unidentified, circa 1970s-1990s
13
52
Family
Chalette Family, circa 1938-1957
14
1
Leon Chalette, 1932-1958
Oversized material housed in Box 25, Folder 6.
14
2
Leon Chalette and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, 1928-1940
14
3
Leon Chalette and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, Shanghai, 1940
14
4
Arthur Lejwa, 1939-1971
Oversized material housed in Box 25, Folders 7-8.
14
5
Arthur Lejwa and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, 1939-1968
14
6
Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, 1945-1994
14
7
Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, Oppenheim Collins, 1953
14
8
Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, Portraits, 1931-1965
14
9
Galerie Chalette, undated
14
10
Guggenheim Museum, circa 1970s
14
11
Jewelry, undated
14
12
Miscellaneous, undated
14
13
Parties, 1968, 1985-1991
14
14
People
Jean and Marguerite Arp, 1968-circa 1970s
14
15
Colleagues and Friends, circa 1920s-1991
14
16
Kenan Erim (Aphrodisias), 1984-1989
14
17
Robert Gould Research Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee, 1947
14
18
Robert Gould Research Foundation, Site Preparation, 1946
14
19
Unidentified, circa 1920s-1990s
14
20
Press Photos
Chinese Cities, 1931-1945
14
21
Hong Kong, 1929-1949
14
22
Shanghai, 1932-1949
14
23
Tibet, 1950
14
24
Tokyo and Japan, circa 1928-1955
14
25
Travel
Aboard the Argonaut, 1982, 1984
14
26
Aphrodisias (Turkey), 1984
14
27
Australia, 1977
14
28
China and Hong Kong, circa 1980s
14
29-30
Egypt, 1981
14
31
Europe, 1967, circa 1980s-1990s
14
32
Germany, 1991
14
33
Greece, circa 1982
14
34
Israel, 1972, circa 1980s
14
35
Israel, 1985
14
36
Italy, 1981
14
37
Travel
Italy, 1989
15
1
Italy, 1994
15
2
Italy, undated
15
3-5
Japan, 1987
15
6-7
Jordan, circa 1981
15
8
Miscellaneous Negatives, undated
15
9
Miscellaneous Photographs, undated
15
10
MTS Argonaut, 1984
15
11
Museums, undated
15
12
Russia, 1991
15
13
Sachsenhausen (Germany), 1994
15
14
Spain, 1988
15
15
Turkey, 1984-1992
15
16
Venice Bienale, 1962
15
17
Venice Bienale, 1968
15
18
Slides, circa 1980s
15
19
Photo Albums
9 East 88th Street, circa 1980s
16
1
Aphrodisias Album in Honor of Kenan Erim, 1991
16
2
Australia, Colombia, Solduno with Marguerite Arp, circa 1970s-1980s
16
3
Max Bill Dedication in Jerusalem, 1985
16
4
Egypt and Jordan, circa 1970s
16
5
Greece with the Met, 1984
16
6
Sachsenhausen, 1994
16
7
Silver and Chinaware, circa 1960s
16
8
Slide Boxes
Bogota, Colombia, 1979
24
17
Colombia, 1979
24
18
New Year's Eve, 1991
24
19-20
Travels, 1982-circa 1990s
24
21
Unlabeled, 1962
24
22
Photograph of Leon Chalette, undated
Oversized material from Box 14, Folder 2.
25
6
Photographs of Arthur Lejwa, undated
Oversized material from Box 14, Folder 5.
25
7-8

Series 6: Legal Records , 1938, 1959-1988
0.8 Linear feet
Box 17

This series contains records pertaining to litigation against Galerie Chalette. The Lebenstein v. Lejwa (31325.002) folder titles were taken from the original folders; the numerical notation refers to the law firm's client number. Personal legal records can be found in Series 7: Personal Papers.
This series is arranged alphabetically by case name and then type of material.
Description Container Select
Diller v. Lejwa, 1982
17
1-2
Diller v. Lejwa, Exhibition Catalogs, Court Exhibits, 1961-1988
17
3
Diller v. Lejwa, Photographs of Diller's Artwork, 1938-1964
17
4
Lebenstein v. Lejwa, 1967
17
5
Lebenstein v. Lejwa, Correspondence, circa 1960s-1974
17
6
Lebenstein v. Lejwa, Court Record, circa 1965-1966
17
7
Lebenstein v. Lejwa (31325.002)
Bank Statements, 1962-1964
17
8
Bills, 1961-1963
17
9-10
Catalogues, 1961-1972
17
11
Client's Papers, 1965-1968
17
12
Correspondence, 1961-1965
17
13
Court Record, 1965-1974
17
14-15
Gimpel Fils, 1959-1961
17
16
Hold, circa 1965
17
17
Memos of Fact, 1965-1973
17
18
Original Documents, 1960-1962
17
19
Printed Materials, 1962
17
20
Promotional Efforts, 1961-1963
17
21
Working Papers, 1965
17
22

Series 7: Personal Papers of Arthur and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa , 1925-1999
3.7 Linear feet
Boxes 17-21, 25

This series includes biographical information, personal correspondence, business and legal records, and printed materials. This series is created from the 2005 collection addition and is minimally processed.
The series is arranged as 5 subseries:
  • Subseries 7.1: Biographical Files, 1925-1996
  • Subseries 7.2: Personal Correspondence, 1939-1996
  • Subseries 7.3: Business Records, 1968-1995
  • Subseries 7.4: Legal Records, 1940-1996
  • Subseries 7.5: Printed Materials, 1929-1999
7.1: Biographical Files, 1925-1996
This subseries includes personal documents, such as immigration documents, passports, and the Lejwa's marriage license. It is arranged alphabetically by last name, then type of material.
Description Container
Leon Chalette, circa 1946
17
23
Arthur Lejwa
Curriculum Vitae, 1939-1951
17
24-25
Death Certificate, 1972
17
26
Passport, 1939
17
27
Professional Documentation, 1925-1961
Oversized diploma housed in Box 25, Folder 9.
17
28
Madeleine Lejwa
Business Cards, undated
17
29
Certificate of Naturalization, 1947
17
30
Passports, 1977-1987
17
31
Voting Records, 1948, 1964
17
32
Lejwa Catalogue, circa 1996
17
33
Lejwa Marriage, 1947
17
34
Diploma of Arthur Lejwa, 1954
Oversized material from Box 17, Folder 28.
25
9
7.2: Personal Correspondence, 1939-1996
The bulk of the personal correspondence is to Arthur Lejwa and is either from friends and colleagues, or related to Lejwa's work as a biochemist in the 1940s. A significant amount of Arthur Lejwa's correspondence is in Polish, Yiddish, and German. There is also correspondence regarding donations to institutions in Israel. More personal correspondence may also be found in Series 1: Correspondence and Subseries 7.3: Business Records. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent or type of material.
Description Container
Appraisals, 1968-1981
18
1
Max Bill, 1979-1982
18
2
Leon Chalette, 1957
18
3
The Israel Museum, 1967-1975
18
4
The Jerusalem Foundation, Arp, 1971-1976
18
5
The Jerusalem Foundation, General, 1970-1995
18
6
The Jerusalem Foundation, Michel Levin, 1970-1984
18
7
The Jerusalem Foundation, Rickey, 1971-1973
18
8
Teddy Kollek, 1967-1979
18
9
Letters from Arthur and Madeleine Lejwa, 1951, 1995
18
10
Letters to Arthur Lejwa, 1939-1954
18
11-22
Letters to Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, 1961-1996
18
23
Letters to Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, 1972-1973
18
24-25
Pan American Medical Association, 1944-1954
18
26
Robert Gould Research Foundation, 1940-1948
18
27-28
Jeremy Shamos, 1986
18
29
7.3: Business Records, 1968-1995
This subseries contains records of the Lejwa's personal donations and purchases. Additional business records may be found in Series 3: General Business Files. It is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Donations to The Jerusalem Foundation, Scholarships, 1993
18
30
Donations to The Jerusalem Foundation, Sculptures, 1970-1995
18
31-32
Jewelry, 1969-1987
18
33-34
Memberships, 1973
18
35
Personal Art Purchases, 1969-1980
18
36
Receipts, 1941
18
37
7.4: Legal Records, 1940-1996
The bulk of the legal records in this subseries are related to settling Arthur Lejwa's estate after his death in 1972 and Madeleine Lejwa's will. Additional legal records may be found in Series 6: Legal Records. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by type of material, then chronologically.
Description Container
9 East 88th Street, NY, 1963, 1972
18
38
Agreement between Madeleine Lejwa and American Friends of Hebrew University, 1995-1996
18
39-40
Agreement for Migration from Poland, 1940
18
41
Art Collection Inventory, 1975-1986
18
42
Burial Plots in Jerusalem, 1972-1974
18
43
Duell v. Lejwa and Ducovny, 1949-1959
18
44
Estate of Arthur Lejwa
Mary Behme (Accountant), 1973-1978
18
45
Correspondence, 1971-1977
18
46
Correspondence, 1973-1975
18
47
Correspondence, 1973-1979
19
1
Correspondence, 1975-1977
19
2
Estate Tax Audit, 1973-1975
19
3-4
Federal Estate Tax Return, 1972-1976
19
5-8
Federal and New York State Estate Tax Filing, 1973-1985
19
9-10
Fiduciary Income Tax Returns, 1972-1978
19
11-12
Galerie Chalette, 1953-1972
19
13
General, 1972-1980
19
14-16
Income Tax Liability, 1970-1980
19
17-18
Income Tax Returns, 1973-1974
19
19
IRS Adjustments, 1973-1978
19
20
IRS Valuation of Art, 1975
19
21
Legal Research, 1972-1977
19
22
New York Estate Taxes, 1973-1975
19
23
New York State Tax Payment, 1973-1976
19
24
Pictures Not Used, circa 1972-1974
19
25
Sales Tax Audit, 1972-1974
19
26
Sotheby Parke-Bernet Appraisal, 1973
19
27
Trubin Sillcocks Edelman and Knapp, 1974-1978
19
28
Waiver of Statute of Limitations, 1978
19
29
Estate of Madeleine Lejwa, Paid Bills, 1996-1999
19
30
Estate of Madeleine Lejwa, Sotheby's Appraisal, 1996-1997
19
31-33
Arthur Lejwa, Power of Attorney, 1951, 1963
19
34
Arthur Lejwa, Will, 1959, 1972
19
35
Madeleine Lejwa, Living Will, 1995
19
36
Madeleine Lejwa, Will, 1976-1996
19
37-39
Madeleine Lejwa, Will, 1976-1996
20
1-4
New York University Madeleine Lejwa Fund - Aphrodisias, 1987
20
5
7.5: Printed Materials, 1929-1999
This subseries contains newspaper clippings, publications, reports, notebooks and writings. Much of the material is related to Arthur Lejwa's professional career prior to and at the Robert Gould Research Foundation. It includes copies of Arthur Lejwa's publications and his scientific notebooks. This series also contains materials related to institutions in which the Lejwa's donated. Many of the newspaper clippings are very brittle and in Hebrew. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Description Container
Clippings, Arthur Lejwa, 1943-1951
20
6-8
Clippings, Arthur Lejwa, 1972-1973
20
9
Clippings, Various, 1936-1995
20
10
Displaced Jews, 1946-1947
20
11
Drawings, undated
20
12
Event Invitations and Programs, 1943-1951
20
13
The Israel Museum, 1999
20
14
The Jerusalem Foundation, 1969-1974, 1994
20
15
Maps, 1950
20
16
Notebook, undated
20
17
Patent Application, 1942
20
18
Posters, 1946
20
19
Professional Papers of Arthur Lejwa, 1947-1951
20
20
Project Notebook, 1947
20
21
Publications
Art-related, 1948, 1974-1987
20
22
Arthur Lejwa, 1929-1932
20
23
Scientific, 1938-1942
20
24
Scientific, 1943-1944
20
25
Scientific, 1946-1948
20
26
Scientific, 1949-1960
20
27
Various, 1951, 1971
20
28
Robert Gould Research Foundation, 1946-1947
21
1
War Ration Book, circa 1943
21
2
Writings, undated
21
3

Series 8: Motion Picture Film, Audio, and Video Recordings , circa 1950s-1995
4.3 Linear feet
Boxes 21-23, FC 29-42

This series contains sound and video recordings and motion picture film 58 film reels, 7 video recordings, and 61 audio recordings of broadcasts, lectures, interviews, exhibitions and personal travels. The bulk of this series is from the 2005 collection addition and is minimally processed.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • Subseries 8.1: Audio Recordings, 1964-1994
  • Subseries 8.2: Film and Video Recordings, circa 1950s-1995
8.1: Audio Recordings, 1964-1994
This subseries contains 61 sound recordings, including 12 sound tape reels (1/4"), 42 sound cassettes, 4 microcassettes, and 3 1/4" minifon sound cassettes. Recordings are of broadcasts, lectures, interviews, and readings related to artists, exhibits, and Madeleine Lejwa's travels. The folder titles are based on the labeling of the recorded media. There are no transcripts of the audio recordings. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject or last name. The cassette tapes are filed together in the box container.
Description Container
Anatolia Trip, undated
1 Sound cassettes (microcassette)
21
Jean Arp
Marguerite Arp Guggenheim Speech, 1968
1 Sound tape reel
21
John Gilbert, undated
2 Sound tape reels
21
Julie Copeland with Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, Arp Exhibit, undated
1 Sound tape reel
21
Installation at NYU Gould Plaza, 1987 October 26
5 Sound cassettes
21
Interviews with Madeleine Lejwa, 1977-1982
4 Sound cassettes
21
Poetry Reading, circa 1970s-1980s
7 Sound cassettes
21
"Project for Aubette", circa 1970s
2 Sound tape reels
21
Public Lecture by Madeleine Lejwa, 1977 July 13
4 Sound cassettes
21
Bill, Jerusalem, undated
1 Sound cassettes (microcassette)
21
Max Bill, Jerusalem Installation, undated
1 Sound cassette
21
Compilation tape of "Chronicle of the Dead" (1946), Review of "Experiment E" by Peter Lind (1949), and Dr. Arthur Lejwa's "The Doctor Discovers" (1945), 1994
4 Sound cassettes
21
Dada Recordings, undated
1 Sound cassette
21
Dadaists Kurt Schwitters, Raoul Hausmann, undated
3 Sound cassettes
21
Fangor Review of Show, undated
1 Sound tape reel
21
Feigel and Vacossin, "Sog der Wellen", undated
1 Sound cassette
21
Hong Kong, China trip, 1987
1 Sound cassette
21
Interview with Burgoyne Diller and Bill Seitz, by Irving Sandler, undated
1 Sound tape reel
21
Interview with Marcel Duchamp, by Richard Hamilton, 1975
2 Sound cassettes
21
Interview with Lebenstein, undated
1 Sound tape reel
21
Interview with Gabrielle Picabia, Paris France, 1978
1 Sound cassette
21
Israel Epstein, Beijing, 1987
2 Sound cassettes
21
Lecture by Ira Spear, "Aboard the Argonaut", 1982
2 Sound cassettes
21
Arthur Lejwa and Leon (Chalette) Voice, undated
1 Sound tape reel
21
"Les Mains Regardent" Catalogue, Centre Pompidou, undated
1 Sound cassette
21
Kyoto, 1987
1 Sound cassette
21
"Our Visit to Israel", undated
1 Sound cassette
21
Tokyo Synagogue, Shanghai, 1987
1 Sound cassette
21
Unlabeled Tapes, circa 1960s
3 Sound cassettes
21
Vasalery Exhibit, 1964
1 Sound tape reel
21
Washington, 1991 February 22
2 Sound cassettes (microcassette)
21
8.2: Film and Video Recordings, circa 1950s-1995
This subseries contains motion picture film and video recordings related to artists, exhibits, installations, travel, as well as Madeleine Lejwa's personal interests. The subseries also includes a French film made for television, "Jean Arp or the Enigmatic Swimmer," circa 1966, along with a film script and translation of the film. The folder titles are based on the labeling of the original film boxes.
Description Container
Jean Arp
"Jean Arp or the Enigmatic Swimmer", circa 1966
1 Film reel
16 mm ; 2000 feet
Includes film script. Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 29
22
1
Exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972
1 Film reel
silent
Super 8 mm ; 400 feet
Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 30
22
2
Miscellaneous, 1976
3 Film reels
sound on film
Super 8 mm ; 50 feet each
Motion picture film stored separately in Box 23
22
3
"Project for Aubette", circa 1970s
2 Film reels
sound on film
Super 8 mm ; 400 feet and 250 feet
Motion picture film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 31-32
22
4
San Francisco, circa 1970s
3 Film reels
sound on film
Super 8 mm ; 50 feet each
Motion picture film stored separately in Box 23
22
5
Sculptures and Arp Installation, circa 1970s
1 Film reel
silent
Super 8 mm ; 300 feet
Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 33
22
6
Sightseeing with Marguerite, 1971
1 Film reel
silent
Super 8 mm ; 250 feet
Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 34
22
7
Australia, circa 1970s
2 Film reels
sound on film
Super 8 mm ; 50 feet
Motion picture film stored separately in Box 23
22
8
Israel, 1967-1975
1 Film reel
silent
Super 8 mm ; 200 feet
9 Film reels
5 reels silent, 4 reels sound on film
Super 8 mm ; 50 feet each
Motion picture film stored separately in Box 23 and film can number FC 35
22
9
Berlin and Jerusalem, 1975
2 Film reels
silent
Super 8 mm ; 50 feet each
Motion picture film stored separately in Box 23
22
22
10
Kennedy Center Award, Alvin Nicolais (Alwin Nikolais), 1988
2 Videocassettes (VHS)
22
11
Mendon Studios, undated
2 Film reels
silent
Super 8 mm ; 50 feet each
Motion picture film stored separately in Box 23
22
12
Unidentified Exhibitions, circa 1950s-1970s
3 Film reels
1 silent, 2 sound on film
Super 8 mm ; 50 feet each
1 Film reel
silent
Super 8 mm ; 300 feet
Motion picture film stored separately in Box 23 and film can number FC 36
22
13
Home Movies, 1971, 1979
1 Film reel
sound on film
Super 8 mm ; 60 feet
2 Film reels
silent
16 mm ; 100 feet each
2 Film reels
silent
Super 8 mm ; 50 feet each
Motion picture film stored separately in Box 23 and film cans numbered FC 37-39
22
14-15
Museums and Exhibits, undated
5 Film reels
1 silent, 4 sound on film
Super 8 mm ; 50 feet each
Motion picture film stored separately in Box 23
22
16-17
Rabin Funeral, 1995
3 Videocassettes (VHS)
22
18
Rickey, circa 1970s
1 Film reel
silent
Super 8 mm ; 150 feet
Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 40
22
19
Sound Test Reels, undated
1 Film reel
sound on film
Super 8 mm ; 150 feet
4 Film reels
sound on film
Super 8 mm ; 50 feet each
Motion picture film stored separately in Box 23 and film can numbered FC 41
22
20
Steven Solarz on Eyewitness News, November 1992
2 Videocassettes (VHS)
22
21
Vasarely, circa 1970s
1 Film reel
silent
Super 8 mm ; 150 feet
5 Film reels
sound on film
Super 8 mm ; 50 feet each
Motion picture film stored separately in Box 23 and film can numbered FC 42
22
22
Venice Bienale, 1968
3 Film reels
silent
Super 8 mm ; 50 feet each
Motion picture film stored separately in Box 23
22
25
Shoebox with film from Box 22, folders 3, 5, 8-10, 12-17, 20, 22-23
23
Film Reels from Box 22, folders 1-2, 4, 6-7, 9, 13-15, 19, 20, 22
FC 29
FC 30
FC 31
FC 32
FC 33
FC 34
FC 35
FC 36
FC 37
FC 38
FC 39
FC 40
FC 41
FC 42

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