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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Henry and Rose Pearlman papers, 1893-1995, bulk 1950-1980 | Digitized Collection

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.