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James Brooks and Charlotte Park papers, 1909-2010, bulk 1930-2010

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Series 11: Charlotte Park papers , 1930s-2010
3.6 Linear feet
Boxes 15-18, OV 23

This series is comprised of the professional and personal papers of Charlotte Park, Abstract Expressionist painter, art teacher, wife of James Brooks and executor of his estate.
Biographical materials include notes about Park and other family members, copies of her birth certificate, and resumés.
Correspondence consists of personal and business letters addressed to Charlotte and to the couple. In addition, there is correspondence concerning James Brooks' estate, posthumous exhibitions, and other business matters. Also found are copies of the correspondence of curator Meg Perlman and of Julie Lawrence Cochran, Director of the James Brooks and Charlotte Park Brooks Foundation.
Writings by Park include 3 notebooks. Also included are a diary kept during a trip to Japan, and miscellaneous notes. Writings by others are a catalog essay on James Brooks, a poem by Stanley Kunitz, and one by Hilda Morley written for Park's 1979 show at The Laundry.
Among the subject files is documentation of Park's participation in the Art Lending Service of the Museum of Modern Art , her teaching activities, and interest in the women's movement. Other files concern The James Brooks and Charlotte Park Brooks Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., and a James Brooks catalogue raisonné project. Exhibition files document Park exhibitions, posthumous Brooks exhibitions, and a show that included work by both.
Personal business records include inventories, price lists, conservation records, sales, inventories, and gifts of artwork documenting Park's career, Brooks estate business and management of his artwork.
Printed material consists of articles, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and miscellaneous items relating to Charlotte Park and James Brooks. Material concerning Brooks was published after his death.
Artwork consists of two ink drawings: one by Abbott Pattison inscribed "St. Charlotte to me Abbott Pattison," and an unsigned portrait of an unidentified man.
Photographic materials are photographs, negatives, slides, and color transparencies. Subjects are artwork by Park and views of a few Park exhibition installations. There are pictures of Charlotte Park alone and with friends, students, and her parents. Also found are views of the graves of various Hawkes-Park family members. A small photograph album consists of snapshots of Charlotte Park and Jim Brooks, unidentified friends, and cats.
Description Container Select
Biographical Materials , circa 1970s-1990s
15
14
Correspondence, circa 1930s-1999
15
15-23
Correspondence , 2000-2002
16
1-2
Writings by Park, Diary of Trip to Japan, 1993
16
3
Writings by Park, Notebooks, 1959-1963, 1989
16
4
Writings by Park, Notes, 1992, undated
16
5
Writings by Others, Catalog Essay, "James Brooks: The Strong, Silent Type" by Sara K. Rich, 2003
16
6
Writings by Others, Poems , undated, 1979
16
7
Subject Files
Art Lending Service, Museum of Modern Art, 1957
16
8
James Brooks: A Catalogue Raisonné, circa 1998-2008
16
9-10
James Brooks and Charlotte Park Brooks Foundation , circa 2002-2008
16
11
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., 1989-1995
16
12
Quotations about Art typed by Cile Downs, circa 1980s-1990s
16
13
Teaching, circa 1955-1967
16
14
Type Samples, Hampton Press, 1979
16
15
Women's Group, 1975-1976
16
16
Brooks Exhibitions
ACA Galleries, Munich, James Brooks: Works from the 50s and 60s (1999 March 4-May 29) , 1999
16
17
Artemis-Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, James Brooks: Selected Paintings: 1960-1985 (2003 October 8-November 5) , 2002-2003
16
18
Greenberg Van Doren Gallery Exhibition (2005 Fall), 2005
16
19
Guild Hall, James Brooks in Retrospect (2001 October 6 -2002 January 6) , 2001-2002
16
20-21
Manny Silverman Gallery Exhibition (2005), 2005
16
22
The Parrish Art Museum, The Stamp of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist Prints (2002 August 4-October 13) , 2002
16
23
The Sage Colleges, The New York School: Another View (2005 January 24-March 30) , 2004-2005
16
24
Tampa Museum of Art, Modern Art in Florida: 1948-1970 (2003 April 22-July 15) , 2003
16
25
Brooks and Park Exhibition, Spanierman Gallery, L.L.C., Artists and Nature on Eastern Long Island: 1940-the Present (2005 July 22-September 2) , 2005
16
26
Park Exhibitions
Anita Shapolsky, Women of the 50's (2002 September 25-November 23) , 2002
16
27
Elinor Poindexter Gallery, Joellen Hall, Cile Downs, Mary Lincoln Bonnel, Betty Klavun, Charlotte Park (1984 December 1-26) , 1984-1985
16
28-29
Ingberger Gallery, Ltd. Show (1979 December 1-19) , 1979-1980
16
30
Personal Business Records
Auction Records, Brooks, 1993-2005
16
31
Bills, Paid, 1993-2005
16
32
Conservation, Brooks, 1994-2008
16
33
Conservation, Park, 2002-2005
16
34
Conservation, Other Artists, 2003
16
35
Gifts, Artwork by Brooks
The Brooklyn Museum, 1994-1997
16
36
Columbia Museum of Art, 2000-2001
16
37
The Farnsworth Art Museum, 1998
16
38
Dan Flavin, 1992
16
39
Norton Museum of Art, 2002
16
40
The Portland Art Museum, 2002-2004
16
41
Southern Methodist University, 1994
16
42
Telfair Museum of Art, 2003-2004
16
43
Gifts, Artwork by Park , 2001-2004, 1981-1982
17
1
Insurance, 1997-1999
17
2
Inventories, Brooks, 1992, undated
17
3
Inventories, Brooks Paintings at Crozier, 2004
17
4
Inventories, Brooks Works on Paper, circa 1994-2005
17
5
Inventories, Park, undated
17
6
Lists of Paintings by Park, circa 1970s-2004
17
7
Loans, Brooks and Park, 2002
17
8
Loans, Park, 1970s-2004
17
9
Mailing Lists, 2001-2003
17
10
Prices, Brooks, circa 1993-2004
17
11
Prices, Park, circa 1965-1983
17
12
Publication/Reproduction Permissions, Brooks, 1998-2002
17
13
Receipts, Brooks, 1992-2003
17
14
Receipts, Park, 1959, 1974-2001
17
15
Royalties (VAGA), Brooks, 2001
17
16
Sales, Brooks, 1992-2005
17
17
Sales, Park, circa 1959-1985
17
18
Storage, Park, 2005
17
19
Storage and Shipping, Brooks, circa 1994-2008
17
20
Walsh, John (Attorney, Estate of James Brooks), 1992-1995
17
21
Washburn Gallery Agreement, Brooks, 1992-1998
17
22
Printed Material, undated
Articles about/mentioning Charlotte Park, circa 1945-2002
17
23-25
Articles about/mentioning James Brooks, 1992-2003
17
26
Articles, Miscellaneous, circa 1949-2005
17
27-30
Exhibition Announcements, Brooks, 1993-2003
17
31
Exhibition Announcements, Other Artists, circa 1950-2001
17
32
Exhibition Announcements, Park, circa 1953-2003
17
33-35
Exhibition Catalogs, Brooks, 1994-1996
17
36
Exhibition Catalogs, Brooks , 1997-2006
18
1-2
Exhibition Catalogs, Other Artists , 1961-1995
Oversized material housed in OV 23.
18
3-8
Exhibition Catalogs, Park, circa 1953-1986
18
9-10
Miscellaneous Printed Items mentioning Brooks, circa 2000-2004
18
11
Miscellaneous Printed Items mentioning Park, 1974-1995
18
12
Miscellaneous Printed Items , circa 1972-2004
Oversized material housed in OV 23.
18
13
Obituaries, circa 1950s-2002
18
14-15
Artwork, undated
18
16
Photographic Materials
Artwork by Park, circa 1970s-1980s
18
17
Artwork by Park (Negatives), undated
18
18
Artwork by Park (Slides) , circa 1970s-1987
18
19
Artwork by Others, undated
18
20
Exhibition Installations, Mathews Gallery, Houston, 1977
18
21
Exhibition Installations, The Parrish Art Museum, Three East End Artists (2003) , 2003
18
22
Exhibition Installations, Unidentified Venue, undated
18
23
Charlotte Park , circa 1940s-2004
Includes negatives and slides.
18
24-25
Charlotte Park at Muir Woods (1945), undated
18
26
Charlotte Park in Studio [with curator Meg Perlman?] , 1990s
18
27
Charlotte Park with Others, 1962-2001, 1940s
18
28-29
Park Family, circa 1979-1982
18
30
Photograph Album, undated
18
31
Hawkes-Park Family Graves, undated
18
32
Oversized Exhibition Catalogs, Other Artists, from box 18, Folder 6, 1974
OV 23
Oversized Miscellaneous Printed Items, General, from Box 18, Folder 13, undated
OV 23

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