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Howard Wise Gallery records, 1943-1989

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Series 4: Business Records , 1957-1989
2.6 Linear feet
Boxes 7-9

Cash disbursements are mainly for Howard Wise's travel and entertainment expenses. Memoranda and correspondence between Cleveland and New York Galleries include debit and credit memoranda and concern sales, inventory, and shipments.
The notebooks (64 small pocket volumes) contain brief notes on paintings, names and addresses, appointments and schedules, reminders, and a few lecture notes. Sales records consist of accounts paid, arranged by purchaser, and copies of sales receipts arranged chronologically. Slides consist of approximately 800 images of artworks and installation views.
A number of records pertain to the management of Howard Wise's personal art collection and date to the period following the closure of the Howard Wise Gallery. Records related to loans document loans of works by George McNeil, including correspondence with McNeil, and Jan Muller.
Description Container Select
Addresses, 1957, undated
7
38
Appointment Calendar, 1964
7
39
Art Purchases
Europe, 1957-1959
7
40-42
United States, 1956-1958
7
43
Artists Affiliated with Howard Wise Gallery (lists), 1966-1967
7
44
Balance Sheet, 1958
7
45
Bank Reconciliation, 1960, undated
7
46
Budget, Promotion, 1958-1959
7
47
Cash Disbursements, 1957-1961
7
48-52
Employees, 1959-1964
7
53
Exhibition Schedules, 1964-1966
7
54
"Gallery Notes" (newsletter of Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture), 1959-1961
7
55
Inventories and Consignments, 1958-1961
7
56
Lists of Artworks at Residences, 1982-1989
7
57
Loans
George McNeil, 1984
7
58
Jan Müller, 1984-1985
7
59
Memoranda and Correspondence between Cleveland and New York Galleries, 1960-1961
7
60
Notebooks, 1957-1964
7
61-64
Notes regarding Consignments, Loans, Sales, 1959-1961
8
1
Paid Bills (Cleveland), 1956-1961
8
2-13
Paid Bills (New York)
  • Abbey, 1963-1968
  • Alpha, 1960-1965
  • Art-Cart, 1963-1964
  • Circle Foto, 1964-1968
  • Clark, Fred, 1960-1965
  • Con Edison, 1966-1968
  • Frank's Hardware, 1965-1969
  • Ginnever, Chuck, 1960-1963
  • Holmes Electric Protective Co., 1960-1968
  • New York Telephone, 1965-1968
  • Pauley, Hal, 1964-1967
  • Schlemowitz, Abram, 1961-1963
  • Thorn's Transfer, 1962
8
14-26
Personal Business Records, 1984-1985
Includes travel itineraries and a certificate from the Union of Concerned Scientists
8
27
Photographs - Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture, Cleveland (interior and exterior views), 1957-1958
8
28
Press Releases, 1961-1965
8
29
Rental Plan ("Art for the Home")
Completed Agreements, 1958-1960s
8
30
General Information and Sample Contracts, circa 1958
8
31
Reproductions of Artwork by Gallery Artists, 1960s
8
32
Sales Records
Accounts Paid (A-R, by client), 1957-1961
8
33-38
Accounts Paid (S-Z, by client), 1957-1961
9
1-2
Receipts, 1957-1961
9
3-7
Slides of Artworks and Installations, circa 1958
9
8-15

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