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Henry and Rose Pearlman papers, 1893-1995, bulk 1950-1980

Contents and Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into four series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

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Series 1: General Collection Files , 1950-1995
(Box 1, 5; 8 folders)

This series contains general materials relating to the Pearlmans' collection as a whole. It contains informational sheets and photocopies of a card catalog index describing various pieces in the collection; legal documents reflecting the donation of artwork from the Pearlmans' private collection to that of their foundation; a short, illustrated volume written by Mr. Pearlman describing his experiences building his collection; exhibition catalogs for collection-wide shows; newspaper clippings about those exhibitions; and photographs of the collection as installed in Mr. Pearlman's New York office. Artwork information includes an appraisal of the collection from 1989.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Personal financial information has not been scanned and only the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials.
Description Container
Artwork Information, circa 1950-1974, 1989
(Partially scanned)
1
1
Collection Card Catalog, 1974
1
2
Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, Legal Documents, 1974-1990
1
3
Exhibition Catalogs, 1952-1976
(Oversized item housed in Box 5, F1)
1
4
Book by Henry Pearlman, Reminiscences of a Collector, 1995
1
5
Clippings, 1954-1974
1
6
Photographs of Henry Pearlman's Office, circa 1960s
1
7
Oversize Exhibition Catalog, 1974
5 (sol)
1

Series 2: Artists' Files , 1893-1995
(Boxes 1-5, MGP 5; 3.2 linear feet)

This series contains materials relating to many of the various artists represented in the Pearlmans' collection. These materials generally include correspondence with museums, galleries, and other experts regarding the purchase, exhibition, reproduction or authenticity of a piece; artwork loan forms; research documentation; magazine articles and newspaper clippings relating to the artists or exhibits of their works; exhibition catalogs; and photographs, negatives, and slides of artwork. To maintain original order, enclosed loan forms, newsletters, and photographs have been filed with their correspondence.
Some of the artists significantly represented in this series include Cezanne, Modigliani, Degas, Soutine, and Van Gogh. The Kokoschka files include personal correspondence from the artist and his wife to the Pearlmans; the Kokoschka and Lipchitz files contain photographs of the artists with some of their work. The Various section encompasses materials relating to no particular artist or to an artist not represented fully enough for a subseries.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Photographic reproductions of artwork have not been scanned and only the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Description Container
Cezanne, Correspondence, 1948-1961
1
8
Cezanne, Correspondence, 1962-1979
1
9
Cezanne, Correspondence, 1980-1993
1
10
Cezanne, Exhibition Catalogs, 1950-1974
(Oversized item housed in Box 5, F2)
1
11
Cezanne, Booklet, Color Test of Mt. St. Victoire, circa 1950-1974
1
12
Cezanne, Booklet, Understanding Cezanne, circa 1950-1960
1
13
Cezanne, Articles and Clippings, 1920-1956
1
14
Cezanne, Articles and Clippings, 1960-1989
1
15
Cezanne, Articles and Clippings, circa 1920-1989
1
16
Cezanne, Photographic Material, Artwork, Black and White Copy Prints, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
1
17
Cezanne, Photographic Material, Artwork, Negatives and Transparencies, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
1
18
Cezanne, Photographic Material, Original Prints, circa 1950-1974
1
19
Courbet, Correspondence, Printed and Photographic Material, 1960-1961
1
20
Daumier, Correspondence, Printed and Photographic Material, 1958-1971
1
21
Degas, Correspondence, 1958-1994
1
22
Degas, Books and Exhibition Catalogs, 1918
1
23
Degas, Books and Exhibition Catalogs, 1919
1
24
Degas, Books and Exhibition Catalogs, 1927-1959
2
1
Degas, Articles and Clippings, 1921-1963
2
2
Degas, Photographic Material, Artwork, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
2
3
Gauguin, Correspondence, 1949-1992
2
4
Gauguin, Books and Exhibition Catalogs, 1893-1954
2
5
Gauguin, Books and Exhibition Catalogs, 1956-1960
2
6
Gauguin, Articles and Clippings, 1959-1966
2
7
Gauguin, Photographic Material, Artwork, circa 1930-1974
(Not scanned)
2
8
Hartley, Correspondence, 1953
2
9
Kokoschka, Correspondence, General, 1948-1994
2
10
Kokoschka, Correspondence, with Artist, 1948-1968
2
11
Kokoschka, Appraisal, 1954
2
12
Kokoschka, Exhibition Catalog, 1947
2
13
Kokoschka, Articles and Clippings, 1948-1979
2
14
Kokoschka, Photographic Material, Artwork, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
2
15
Kokoschka, Photographic Material, Original Prints, circa 1948-1968
2
16
Lipchitz, Correspondence, 1957-1991
2
17
Lipchitz, Exhibition Catalogs, 1951-1972
2
18
Lipchitz, Articles and Clippings, 1954, 1973
2
19
Lipchitz, Photographic Material, Artwork, circa 1950-1974
2
20
Lipchitz, Photographic Material, Original Prints, circa 1950-1974
2
21
Manet, Correspondence and Printed Material, 1909-1988
2
22
Manet, Photographic Material, Artwork, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
2
23
Marchutz, Printed Material, 1957-1969
2
24
Marchutz, Leo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing, 1969-1978
2
25
Margules, Poem, "Passage to Parthenon,", 1959
2
26
Matisse, Correspondence, 1952-1978
2
27
Matisse, Photographic Material, Artwork, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
2
28
Matisse, Photographic Material, Original Prints, circa 1950-1974
2
29
Modigliani, Correspondence, 1951-1979
2
30
Modigliani, Correspondence, 1980-1993
2
31
Modigliani, Books and Exhibition Catalogs, 1931-1951
2
32
Modigliani, Books and Exhibition Catalogs, 1952-1955
2
33
Modigliani, Books and Exhibition Catalogs, 1957-1963
2
34
Modigliani, Articles and Clippings, 1951-1967
2
35
Modigliani, Photographic Material, Artwork, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
2
36
Modigliani, Photographic Material, Original Prints, circa 1950-1974
2
37
Molenaer, Correspondence and Printed Material, 1947-1970
2
38
Pisarro, Printed and Photographic Material, 1904-1975
2
39
Prendergast, Correspondence and Printed Material, 1960, 1990-1992
2
40
Renoir, Correspondence, 1952, 1959
2
41
Renoir, Exhibition Catalogs, 1910-1958
2
42
Renoir, Articles, 1919, 1959
2
43
Renoir, Photographic Material, Artwork, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
2
44
Robert, Correspondence, 1939-1975
2
45
Robert, Printed and Photographic Material, circa 1950-1974
2
46
Soutine, Correspondence, 1952-1987
3
1
Soutine, Research Information, circa 1950-1974
3
2
Soutine, Books and Exhibition Catalogs, 1928-1952
3
3
Soutine, Books and Exhibition Catalogs, 1953-1958
3
4
Soutine, Articles and Clippings, 1932-1983
3
5
Soutine, Photographic Material, Artwork, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
3
6
Toulouse-Lautrec, Correspondence, 1953-1992
3
7
Toulouse-Lautrec, Exhibition Catalogs, 1938, 1956
3
8
Toulouse-Lautrec, Le Bois Sacre aux Arts et Muses, circa 1950-1974
(Oversized item housed in Box 5, F3)
3
9
Toulouse-Lautrec, Articles and Clippings, 1938-1985
3
10
Toulouse-Lautrec, Photographic Material, Artwork, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
3
11
Toulouse-Lautrec, Photographic Material, Original Prints, circa 1950-1974
3
12
Van Gogh, Correspondence, 1949-1992
3
13
Van Gogh, Research Information, 1906-1946
3
14
Van Gogh, Exhibition Catalogs, 1901-1971
3
15
Van Gogh, Articles and Clippings, 1892-1971
3
16
Van Gogh, Photographic Material, Artwork, Glass Negatives, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
(4 glass plate negatives housed in MGP 5)
3
17
Van Gogh, Photographic Material, Artwork, Prints and Negatives, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
3
18
Van Gogh, Photographic Material, Original Prints, circa 1950-1974
3
19
Various, Correspondence, A-C, circa 1944-1994
3
20
Various, Correspondence, D-M, circa 1944-1994
3
21
Various, Correspondence, N-R, circa 1944-1994
3
22
Various, Correspondence, S-Z, circa 1944-1994
3
23
Various, Correspondence, unidentified, circa 1944-1974
3
24
Various, Exhibition Catalogs, 1921-1936
3
25
Various, Exhibition Catalogs, 1938-1940
3
26
Various, Exhibition Catalogs, 1944-1967
3
27
Various, Exhibition Catalogs, 1969-1989
3
28
Various, Private Collection Tours, Individuals, 1958-1968
3
29
Various, Private Collection Tours, Institutions, 1957-1963
3
30
Various, Private Collection Tours, American Federation of Arts, 1956-1963
3
31
Various, Private Collection Tours, Museum of Modern Art, 1955-1967
3
32
Various, Articles and Clippings on Private Collections, circa 1916-1979
3
33
Various, Articles and Clippings, 1930-1952
4
1
Various, Articles and Clippings, 1955-1985
4
2
Various, Articles and Clippings, circa 1930-1985
4
3
Various, Photographic Material, Artwork, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
4
4
Various, Photographic Material, Unidentified Artwork, Prints, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
4
5
Various, Photographic Material, Unidentified Artwork, Negatives, circa 1950-1974
(Not scanned)
4
6
Various, Photographic Material, Unidentified Salons, Original Prints, circa 1950-1974
4
7
Glass Plate Negatives
4 glass negatives
MGP 5
Oversize Cézanne Watercolor Prints, circa 1950s
5 (sol)
2
Oversize Toulouse-Lautrec Parody Comparison, circa 1950-1974
5 (sol)
3

Series 3: Museum Files , 1951-1994
(Box 4; 20 folders)

This series contains materials relating to the exhibition of the Pearlmans' collection at museums around the United States. These materials typically include correspondence and loan forms, as well as photographs of many exhibitions. Exhibitions have been identified from documents within the collection where possible. These files also contain extensive correspondence between Mrs. Pearlman and the staff of the Art Museum of Princeton, where the Pearlmans' collection remains on long-term loan.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Personal financial information has not been scanned and only the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials.
Description Container
Art Museum of Princeton, Correspondence, 1973-1979
(Partially scanned)
4
8
Art Museum of Princeton, Correspondence, 1980-1984
(Partially scanned)
4
9
Art Museum of Princeton, Correspondence, 1985-1989
(Partially scanned)
4
10
Art Museum of Princeton, Correspondence, 1990-1994
(Partially scanned)
4
11
Baltimore Museum of Art, Correspondence, 1952-1964
4
12
Baltimore Museum of Art, Printed Material, 1951
4
13
Baltimore Museum of Art, Photographs of Exhibition Installation, 1958
4
14
The Brooklyn Museum, Correspondence, 1955-1991
4
15
The Brooklyn Museum, Printed Material, 1964, 1991
4
16
Cleveland Museum of Art, Correspondence and Photographs of Exhibition Installation, 1951
4
17
Detroit Institute of Arts, Photographs of Exhibition Installation, 1967
4
18
Knoedler Gallery, Correspondence and Photographs of Exhibition Installation, 1959
4
19
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Correspondence, 1952-1989
4
20
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Printed Material, 1973
4
21
Museum of Modern Art, Correspondence, 1950-1983
4
22
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Correspondence, 1964-1977
4
23
National Gallery of Art, Correspondence, 1972-1988
4
24
Wadsworth Atheneum, Correspondence and Photographs of Exhibition Installation, 1970-1973
4
25
Various, Two Japanese Museums, Booklets, circa 1980s
4
26
Various, Photographs of Unidentified Exhibition Installations, circa 1958-1962
4
27

Series 4: Personal Files , 1966-1993
(Box 4; 5 folders)

This series contains a small amount of the Pearlmans' personal and business correspondence including letters, cards, and stock transactions; newspaper clippings relating to the Frigitemp company; an assortment of business cards and handwritten lists and notes; and personal photographs.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Personal medical information has not been scanned.
Description Container
Personal Correspondence, 1966-1992
(Partially scanned)
4
28
Business Correspondence, 1978-1993
4
29
Business-Related Clippings, 1974-1971
4
30
Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1975
4
31
Photographic Materials, Original Prints and Slide, circa 1930-1991
4
32

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.