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

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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

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