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John Bolles Gallery records, 1958-1975

John Bolles Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)


Collection Information

Size: 20 Linear feet; 0.7 Linear feet, Addition

Summary: Gallery records including correspondence, printed material and business papers.
ADDITION: Financial records (1958-1959); minutes of the Board of Directors meetings (1958-1963); by-laws and articles of incorporation; and two scrapbooks of newspaper articles (1961-1965).

Biographical/Historical Note

Commercial gallery; San Francisco, California. Est. 1958 by John Bolles, Chairman of the Board, San Francisco Art Institute. Its original mission was to provide an outlet for students and alumni of the Art Institute. Directors included Grace McCann Morley, Dick Faralla, Phil Lieder, Jim Monte, Harriet Johns, and Hayward King. The Gallery closed February 1975.


Donated 1975 by John S. Bolles. An additional 1 ft. of records were received in 1997 by Bolles' daughter, Jane Bolles Grimm.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

John Bolles Gallery records, 1958-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.