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Harry Salpeter papers, 1934-1967

Harry Salpeter papers, 1934-1967

Salpeter, Harry, 1895-1967

Gallery owner, Author, Collector, Dealer, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 5.8 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Diaries, correspondence, photographs, writings, scrapbook, exhibition materials, and printed materials.

UNMICROFILMED: Two stock books of the Harry Salpeter Gallery, Inc.; 13 bound copies of articles by Salpeter; a drawing; a manuscript of DR. JOHNSON AND MR. BOSWELL; 11 cartoons by Herb Kruckman; correspondence with artists and friends, including 8 postcards and 2 letters from David Burliuk, 1946-1957; photographs; writings, including articles for magazines; a scrapbook; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and books.

REEL 690-691: Diaries, January 1956-November 1967.

Biographical/Historical Note

Writer, art critic, gallery owner; New York, N.Y.; b. 1895; d. 1967; owner of the Harry Salpeter Gallery; New York, N.Y.

Provenance

Donated 1960-1973 by Salpeter and, after his death in 1967, by his widow, Rebecca Salpeter.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 690-691 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Harry Salpeter papers, 1934-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.