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Series 5 | A Finding Aid to the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974 | Digitized Collection

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

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Series 5: Reference Files, circa 1904-circa 1977
2.25 linear feet
Boxes 273-278

Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., continuously purchased and retained books, articles, and exhibition and sale catalogs for reference use at its galleries. This series consists of Gallery Library Card Catalogs and a Photograph Reference Index for works of art.
Entries for the card catalog were assigned numbers. The library holdings largely consisted of exhibition catalogs, art history and criticism titles, and biographies and monographs on individual artists.
The Photograph Reference Index consists of handwritten and typed records on works of art that generally include date of photograph, stock number, artist, size of work, and publications in which a photograph of the artwork has appeared. Of special interest to researchers will be the notations made on two entries listed under the name, Seligman, G. S., identifying those works of art as looted by the German forces during the occupation of Paris.
The series is organized into two subseries. Series 5.1. has been scanned; series 5.2. has not been scanned.
5.1: Gallery Library Card Catalogs, circa 1904-circa 1977
5.2: Photograph Reference Index, circa 1904-circa 1960
5.1:Gallery Library Card Catalogs, circa 1904-circa 1977
At the beginning of the Card Catalog I are four index cards that explain the firm's filing system: books were generally filed under subject and author; exhibitions were filed by country, city, gallery, museum, or subject; private collections were filed under "Collections"; exhibition catalogs of individual collections were filed under the collector's name; auction sales were sometimes listed by subject; the category "Dictionaries" gave listings of general reference works; and "General" listings were books that did not fit other classifications. In Card Catalog II many of the entries reference exhibition or auction catalogs.
5.1.1:Card Catalog I, circa 1904-circa 1971
DescriptionContainer
A-O
not scanned
273
1
P-Z
not scanned
274
1
5.1.2:Card Catalog II, circa 1925-circa 1977
DescriptionContainer
A-F
not scanned
275
1
G-O
not scanned
276
1
P-Z
not scanned
277
1
5.2:Photograph Reference Index, circa 1904-circa 1960
DescriptionContainer
Index by Medium
Miscellaneous, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
1
Armour, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
2
Ceramics, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
3
Drawings, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
4
Enamels, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
5
Furniture, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
6
Ivory, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
7
Jewelry, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
8
Manuscripts, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
9
Paintings, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
10
Sculpture, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
11
Tapestries, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
12
Index by Collector/Collections
A, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
13
B, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
14
C, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
15
D, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
16
E-F, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
17
G, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
18
H-I-J, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
19
K, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
20
L, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
21
M, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
22
N, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
23
O-P, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
24
Q-R, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
25
S, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
26
T, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
27
U-V, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
28
W, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
29
X-Y-Z, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
30
Index by Artist, Painters
A-B, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
31
C, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
32
D, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
33
E-F, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
34
G, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
35
H-I-J, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
36
K-L, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
37
M-N-O, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
38
P-Q, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
39
R, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
40
S, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
41
T-U-V, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
42
W-X-Y-Z, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
43
Index by Artist, Sculptors
A-B, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
44
C, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
45
D-E-F, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
46
G-H, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
47
I-J-K-L, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
48
M-N-O, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
49
P-Q, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
50
R-S, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
51
T-U-V, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
52
W-X-Y-Z, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
53
Miscellaneous Numbered Cards, circa 1904-circa 1960
278
54

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