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Gertrude Kasle Gallery records, 1949-1999, bulk, 1964-1983

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 5 series:

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Series 1: Artist Files , 1949-1999
(Boxes 1-5, OV 11; 5.1 linear feet)

Artists Files document the gallery's representation of many contemporary artists, including Lee Bontecou, Wilhem De Kooning, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Brenda Goodman, Robert Goodnaugh, John Goodyear, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Grace Hartigan, Ray Johnson, Robert Motherwell, Robert Natkin, Lowell Nesbitt, Claes Oldenburg, Charles Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Julius Schmidt, Babe Shapiro, Michael Todd, Jack Tworkov, and many others. Typically, the files contain personal and business correspondence, sales information, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs and slides of the artist and artwork, and printed materials. Files are arranged in alphabetical order according to artists' name. Artists for which only a few scattered documents are found are filed in the general alphabetized files in the front of the series. Artists for which numerous documents are found are further divided by type of material.
Description Container Select
Artists: A-B, 1949-1978
1
1
Artists: C, 1958-1972
1
2
Artists: D-F, 1954-1973
1
3
Artists: G-J, 1965-1969
1
4
Artists: K-L, 1955-1973
1
5
Artists: M, 1954-1971
1
6
Artists: N-R, 1964-1972
1
7
Artists: S-T, 1964-1982
1
8
Artists: U-Z (See Also OV 11), 1962-1987
1
9
Artists: Unidentified, 1977, 1999
1
10
Albers, Josef, 1949-1974
1
11
Anuszkiewicz, Richard, 1970s
1
12
Ashley, Mary, 1974-1975
1
13
Avery, Milton, 1956-1962
1
14
Barber, John, 1973-1976
1
15
Basen, Dan, 1964-1969
1
16
Berns, Ben, 1966-1972
1
17
Bontecou, Lee, 1960s
1
18
Borofsky, Jonathan, 1981-1983
1
19
Burnham, Jack, 1965-1966
1
20
Butor, Mel, 1965-1966
1
21
Calcagno, Lawrence, 1964-1976
1
22
Calder, Alexander, 1971
1
23
Clemins, Vija, 1970s
1
24
Davis, Gene, 1973-1979
1
25
Davis, Ronald, 1983
1
26
De Kooning, Wilhem-Correspondence, 1972-1973
1
27
De Kooning, Wilhem-Exhibition Material, 1972-1973
1
28
De Kooning, Wilhem-Printed Material, 1965-1979
1
29
Dine, Jim-Correspondence, 1968-1971
1
30
Dine, Jim-Correspondence, 1972-1976
1
31
Dine, Jim-Exhibition Material, 1960s
1
32
Dine, Jim-Printed Material, 1966-1983
1
33
Duchamp, Marcel, 1970-1973
1
34
Flack, Audrey, 1983
1
35
Francis, Sam, 1964-1983
1
36
Frankenthaler, Helen-Correspondence, 1965-1970
1
37
Frankenthaler, Helen-Correspondence, 1971-1973, 1975-1977
1
38
Frankenthaler, Helen-Exhibition Material, 1965-1977
1
39
Frankenthaler, Helen-Printed Material, 1960-1975
1
40
Garner, Fritz, 1962-1971
1
41
Gilliam, Sam, 1982
1
42
Giobbi, Edward, 1957-1975
1
43
Goodman, Brenda-Correspondence, 1974-1979
1
44
Goodman, Brenda-Exhibition Material, 1974-1977
2
1
Goodman, Brenda-Printed Material, 1974-1986
2
2
Goodnough, Robert-Correspondence, 1965-1969
2
3
Goodnough, Robert-Correspondence, 1970-1975
2
4
Goodnough, Robert-Exhibition Material, 1965-1970
2
5
Goodnough, Robert-Printed Material, 1964-1975
2
6
Goodnough, Robert-Printed Material, 1975-1985
2
7
Goodyear, John-Correspondence, 1967-1972
2
8
Goodyear, John-Exhibition Material, 1971
2
9
Goodyear, John-Prined Material, 1968-1972
2
10
Gordin, Sidney, 1969-1975
2
11
Gottlieb, Adolph-Correspondence, 1968-1980
2
12
Gottlieb, Adolph-Exhibition Material, 1968-1974
2
13
Gottlieb, Adolph-Printed Material, 1970-1974
2
14
Guston, Philip-Correspondence, 1969-1972
2
15
Guston, Philip-Correspondence, 1973
2
16
Guston, Philip-Correspondence, 1974
2
17
Guston, Philip-Correspondence, 1975-1982
2
18
Guston, Philip-Exhibition Material, 1969-1981
(See Also OV 11)
2
19
Guston, Philip-Printed Material, 1956-1980
2
20
Hamilton, Richard, 1968-1973
2
21
Hartigan, Grace-Correspondence, 1964-1965
2
22
Hartigan, Grace-Correspondence, 1965-1968
2
23
Hartigan, Grace-Correspondence, 1969-1971
2
24
Hartigan, Grace-Correspondence, 1972-1981
2
25
Hartigan, Grace-Correspondence, 1981-1986
2
26
Hartigan, Grace-Correspondence, 1987-1989
2
27
Hartigan, Grace-Correspondence, 1990-1995
2
28
Hartigan, Grace-Exhibition Material, 1968-1981
2
29
Hartigan, Grace-Images, 1966-1990
2
30
Hartigan, Grace-Printed Material, 1968-1981
2
31
Hartigan, Grace-Printed Material, 1968-1981
2
32
Harvey, James, 1960-1969
2
33
Hockney, David, 1968-1974
2
34
Hornak, Ian, 1973-1984
3
1
Hultberg, John, 1983-1985
3
2
Indiana, Robert, 1969-1975
3
3
Johns, Jasper, 1975-1990
3
4
Johnson, Ray-Correspondence, 1966-1976
3
5
Johnson, Ray-Exhibition Material, 1975
3
6
Johnson, Ray-Printed Material, 1970-1984
3
7
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1976-1984
3
8
Kohn, Gabriel, 1963-1971
3
9
Kriesberg, Irving, 1953, 1964-1965
(See Also OV 11)
3
10
Lassaw, Ibram-Correspondence, 1968-1971
3
11
Lassaw, Ibram-Printed Material, 1968-1971
3
12
Levi, Joseph, 1982
3
13
Levinson, Mon, 1965-1981
3
14
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1962-1978
3
15
Lippold, Richard, 1975-1983
3
16
Loving, Alvin-Correspondence, 1969-1980
3
17
Loving, Alvin-Printed Material, 1969-1980
3
18
Marisol (Escobar), 1964-1973
3
19
Mitchell, Wallace, 1966-1968
3
20
Motherwell, Robert-Correspondence, 1972-1974
3
21
Motherwell, Robert-Correspondence, 1975-1985
3
22
Motherwell, Robert-Exhibition Material, 1972-1981
3
23
Motherwell, Robert-Printed Material, 1972-1985
3
24
Murray, Elizabeth, 1980s
3
25
Natkin, Robert-Correspondence, 1966-1977
3
26
Natkin, Robert-Exhibition Material, 1970-1975
(See Also OV 11)
3
27
Natkin, Robert-Printed Material, 1966-1978
3
28
Nesbitt, Lowell-Correspondence, 1965-1968
3
29
Nesbitt, Lowell-Correspondence, 1969-1974
3
30
Nesbitt, Lowell-Correspondence, 1976-1982
3
31
Nesbitt, Lowell-Exhibition Material, General, 1965-1975
4
1
Nesbitt, Lowell-Exhibition Material,"Robe Series,", 1970s
4
2
Nesbitt, Lowell-Price Lists, 1970s
4
3
Nesbitt, Lowell-Exhibition Announcements, 1965-1971
4
4
Nesbitt, Lowell-Exhibition Announcements, 1971-1982
4
5
Nesbitt, Lowell-Clippings, 1966-1978
4
6
Newman, Barnett, 1965-1974
4
7
Oldenburg, Claes, 1972-1976
4
8
Ortman, George, 1964-1976
4
9
Pallas, Jim, 1974-1976
4
10
Parker, Ray-Correspondence, 1966-1972
4
11
Parker, Ray-Printed Material, 1966-1972
4
12
Pollock, Charles, 1963-1974
4
13
Posey, Ernest, 1966-1972
4
14
Price, Ken, 1970s
4
15
Rabkin, Leo, 1964-1980
4
16
Raffael, Joseph, 1968-1970
4
17
Ramsey, Ted, 1970-1976
4
18
Rauschenberg, Robert-Correspondence, 1970-1989
4
19
Rauschenberg, Robert-Exhibition Material, 1973-1984
4
20
Rauschenberg, Robert-Printed Material, 1962-1991
4
21
Reinhardt, Ad, 1965-1980
4
22
Rivers, Larry, 1956-1985
4
23
Rockburne, Dorothea, 1983
4
24
Rosenquist, James, 1964-1982
4
25
Rosenthal, Bernard, 1953-1980
4
26
Rothenberg, Susan, 1984-1986
5
1
Ruscha, Ed, 1982
5
2
Salt, John, 1969-1970
5
3
Schmidt, Julius-Correspondence, 1964-1985
5
4
Schmidt, Julius-Exhibition Material, 1964-1976
5
5
Schmidt, Julius-Printed Material, 1964-1980
5
6
Schmidt, Julius-Images, 1970s
5
7
Schwedler, William, 1967-1972
5
8
Sellenraad, Johan, 1974-1976
5
9
Shapiro, Babe-Correspondence, 1971-1990
5
10
Shapiro, Babe-Exhibition Material, 1971-1975
5
11
Shapiro, David, 1969-1979
5
12
Sihvonen, Oli, 1964-1973
5
13
Silver, Doni, 1976-1978
5
14
Sloman, Steven, 1975-1980
5
15
Snelson, Ken, 1975
5
16
Steinberg, Saul, 1984
5
17
Staller, Eric, 1973-1984
5
18
Stella, Frank, 1972-1983
5
19
Sugarman, George, 1975
5
20
Taran, Irving, 1975
5
21
Tobey, Mark, 1972-1973
5
22
Todd, Michael-Correspondence, 1965-1981
5
23
Todd, Michael-Exhibition Material, 1968-1975
5
24
Todd, Michael-Printed Material, 1965-1983
5
25
Tworkov, Jack-Correspondence, 1965-1970
5
26
Tworkov, Jack-Correspondence, 1971-1976, 1983
5
27
Tworkov, Jack-Exhibition Material, 1965-1976
5
28
Tworkov, Jack-Printed Material, 1959-1985
5
29
Wilson, May, 1967-1972
5
30
Oversized Artist Files, 1966-1974
OV 11

Series 2: Gallery and Personal Business and Administrative Files , 1961-1995
(Boxes 6-7, OV 12; 1.2 linear feet)

Gallery and Personal Business and Administrative files consist of documents relating to the founding and incorporation of the gallery and general operations, as well as some of Gertrude Kasle personal business files. Also found in this series are files related to fine art prints and the gallery's business relationship with Universal Limited Art Editions.
The Gallery and Personal Business and Adminstrative Files series is arranged into 4 subseries:
  • Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1964-1995
  • Subseries 2: Gertrude Kasle Personal Business Files, 1961-1992
  • Subseries 3: General Operations, 1965-1976
  • Subseries 4: Publisher Files, 1964-1992
2.1: Correspondence, 1964-1995
This subseries contains correspondence documenting business transactions between the Gertrude Kasle Gallery and galleries, individuals, museums, and arts organizations.
Description Container
Andre Emmerich Gallery, Inc., 1967-1978
6
1
Archives of American Art, 1995
6
2
Betty Parsons Gallery, 1965-1971
6
3
Bodman, Longley, Bogle and Dahling (See Also OV 12), 1976-1978
6
4
Detroit Institute of Art, 1965-1976
6
5
Hunter, Sam, 1964-1976
6
6
Light: A Gallery for Contemporary Photography, 1975
6
7
Ringling Museum of Art, 1974-1976
6
8
Tibor DeNagy Gallery, 1964-1974
6
9
Vaughn, E.J., 1975-1976
6
10
Wayne State University, 1968-1978
6
11
Oversized Gallery and Personal Business and Administrative Files, 1976
OV 12
2.2: Gertrude Kasle Personal Business Files, 1961-1992
The Gertrude Kasle Personal Business Files contain speeches, notes, articles, and correspondence relating to her art interests and peronal contacts.
Description Container
Canaday, John, 1962
6
12
Clippings, 1961-1981
6
13
Gertrude Kasle Biographical Information, 1961
6
14
"The Print Collector's Newsletter,", 1992
6
15
Smithsonian Institution, 1973-1974
6
16
Toledo Talk, 1975
6
17
University of Detroit Award, 1977
6
18
Wolfe, Tom, 1975
6
19
Women in the Arts Speech, 1973
6
20
2.3: General Operations, 1965-1976
This subseries contains the gallery's incorporation and founding documents, the first staff meeting minutes, and the gallery's policy and procedure statements
Description Container
Gertrude Kasle Gallery Closing, 1975-1976
6
21
Gertrude Kasle Gallery Opening, 1965
6
22
Operational Documents, 1960s-1970s
6
23
2.4: Publisher Files, 1964-1992
The Publisher Files document the various publishers the gallery worked with on fine art prints and printing. The gallery's business concerns with the Universal Limited Art Editions are documented here.
Description Container
Brooke Alexander, Inc., 1969-1974
6
24
Contemporary Art Lithographers, Inc., circa 1967
6
25
Crown Point Press, 1978-1981
6
26
Edition Domberger Stuttgart, 1960s
6
27
Gemini G.E.L., 1973-1981
6
28
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Abrams Original Editions, 1982-1985
6
29
Ives-Sillman, Inc., 1966-1977
6
30
Margo Leavin Gallery, 1983
6
31
Marlborough Graphics, Inc., 1970-1975
6
32
Modern Master Tapestries, Inc., 1970-1981
6
33
Multiples, Inc., 1971-1981
6
34
Orion Editions, 1978-1982
6
35
Pace Editions, Inc., 1973-1986
6
36
Petersburg Editions, 1974, 1986
6
37
Sidney Janis Gallery, 1971-1975
6
38
Transworld Art, 1976
6
39
Universal Limited Art Editions-Correspondence, 1963-1971
6
40
Universal Limited Art Editions-Correspondence, 1972-1990
6
41
Universal Limited Art Editions-Print Descriptions, 1964-1966
6
42
Universal Limited Art Editions-Print Descriptions, 1967-1968
6
43
Universal Limited Art Editions-Print Descriptions, 1968-1969
6
44
Universal Limited Art Editions-Print Descriptions, 1971-1974
6
45
Universal Limited Art Editions-Print Descriptions, 1975-1982
6
46
Universal Limited Art Editions-Print Descriptions, 1983-1988
6
47
Universal Limited Art Editions-Print Descriptions, 1989-1992
7
1
Universal Limited Art Editions-Printed Material, 1966-1972
7
2
Universal Limited Art Editions-Printed Material, (Clippings), 1967-1982
7
3
Waddington, Graphics, 1982
7
4

Series 3: Exhibition Files , 1963-1976
(Box 7; 7 folders)

Scattered exhibition files are found for a few exhibitions; most are filed in the Artists Files. General information about exhibitions, such as clippings, schedules, announcements, and financial statements are found here.
Description Container Select
American Folk Art, 1972
7
5
Clippings, 1965
7
6
Collage, 1967
7
7
Exhibition Announcements, 1963-1976
7
8
Exhibition Schedules, 1966-1974
7
9
"Science in Art" Exhibition, 1967-1968
7
10
Universal Limited Art Editions, 1971-1974
7
11

Series 4: Photographic Material , 1953-1985
(Boxes 7, 10; 18 folders)

Found here are color transparencies, black and white photographs, and slides. The majority of the photographic material consists of images of artwork by individual artists and is arranged alphabetically by artists'last name. There are also two photo portraits of artists, however, the majority of photographs of artists are located in the Artist Files.
Description Container Select
Artists' Portraits, 1960s
(See Box 10)
7
12
Chryssa's Studio, 1960s
(See Box 10)
7
13
Slides-Artists: A-N, 1966-1983
7
14
Slides-Artists: O-Z, 1967-1983
7
15
Slides: DeKooning-Goodman, 1967-1974
7
16
Slides: Goodnough-Guston, 1966-1974
7
17
Slides: Hartigan-Indiana, 1966-1976
7
18
Slides: Jenkins-Loving, 1965-1981
7
19
Slides: Motherwell-Nesbitt, 1966-1974
7
20
Slides: Nesbitt-Rivers, 1966-1982
7
21
Slides: Rosenthal-Shapiro, B., 1967-1975
7
22
Slides: Shapiro, B.-Yektai, 1966-1971
7
23
Slides: Subject Files, 1966-1985
7
24
Transparencies-Goodnough, Motherwell, Natkin, Nesbitt, Schwedler, Shapiro, Unidentified, 1966-1975
7
25
Transparencies-Nesbitt, Reinhardt, Rivers, Tworkov, 1953-1966
7
26
Transparencies-Pollock, C., 1966-1967
7
27
Unidentified Artist, 1960s-1970s
7
28
Various Unidentified Artwork, 1960s-1970s
7
29
Artists' Portraits, 1960s
10 (sol)
Chryssa's Studio, 1960s
10 (sol)

Series 5: Sound Recordings , 1966-1971
(Boxes 7-9; 7 folders)

Found here are recorded interviews and speeches of artists and art historians. The recording formats include audio cassette and reel to reel tapes. There are at least two separate interviews with Tatyana Grosman and Lowell Nesbitt. Transcripts are not available.
Description Container Select
Interview with Tatyana Grosman, 1960s
7
30
Interview with Lowell Nesbitt, 1966
8
1
Interviews with Tatyana Grosman, Paul Jenkins, Lowell Nesbitt, 1960s
8
2
Interviews with Tatyana Grosman and Bill Tall, 1971
8
3
Jack Tworkov Lecture, 1960s-1970s
8
4
Paul Jenkins Lecture, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1965
9
1
Unidentified, no date
9
2

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.