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Lee Hall papers, circa 1870s-2017, bulk 1975-2010

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in seven series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1970-2010
0.2 Linear feet
Boxes 1, 7

Biographical material includes business cards, résumé and biographical texts, travel documents, and awards.
Description Container Select
Passports, 1970-1981
1
1
Rhode Island School of Design Identification Card (President), circa 1975-1980
1
2
CV, Significant Achievements, circa 1983
1
3
Key to the City, Providence, RI, circa 1983
1
4
Declaration of Lee Hall Day, Providence, RI (May 16, 1983), 1983
7
1
London Transport Card, 1986
1
5
Award for Excellence in Publishing for Wallace Herndon Smith: Paintings, 1987
1
6
Business Cards (Lee Hall), circa 1990-2010
1
7
International Driving Permit, 1999
1
8
Permits, The American School for Classical Studies at Athens, 2000, 2003
1
9
Contemporary Authors Profile Text, circa 2005
1
10

Series 2: Correspondence , circa 1870-2016
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1

Correspondence is professional and personal in nature and includes some collected historic correspondence from unknown authors. Correspondence regarding specific writing projects is found in the Writings series.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, 1960s
1
11
Correspondence, 1970s
1
12
Correspondence, 1980s
1
13
Correspondence, 1990s
1
14
Correspondence, 2000-2016
1
15
Undated Correspondence, circa 1965-2010
1
16
Graham Ackroyd, 1995
1
17
Elaine Markson Literary Agency, 2000
1
18
Laura Luckey, circa 1980s
1
19
Marion Miller, circa 2000
1
20
'Museum of Advertising', circa 1983
1
21
Postcards from Lee Hall to Various Correspondents (Never Sent), circa 2000
1
22
Collected Correspondence, circa 1870-1910
1
23

Writings , circa 1920-2010
4 Linear feet
Boxes 1-5

The Writings series includes journals and notebooks focusing primarily on Hall's travels and study of Classics including the Greek language. The Writing Projects subseries includes titles intended for publication as well as college papers, essays, and lectures. Published titles are often accompanied by book proposals, contracts, research material, interviews, and correspondence. Also included are writings by others including reviews regarding Hall's art career.
3.1: Journals and Notebooks, circa 1970-2010
Description Container
Untitled Journal, France and England Trip, 1971
1
24
Untitled Journal, Topical Writings, circa 1970s-1980s
1
25
Untitled Journal, circa 1986
1
26
Betty Parsons Paris, circa 1990s
1
27
Greek Language, circa 1990s
1
28
Untitled Journal, Greece Travel, 1995
1
29
Untitled Journal, circa 1997
1
30
Greece , 1997
1
31
Greece , 1998
1
32
Untitled Journal, Anatolia Trip, circa 1998
1
33
Untitled Journal, Greek Language, circa 1998
1
34
ASCA 1998, Hellen, Greek, Etc., circa 1998
1
35
Greece/Turkey, 1999
1
36
Untitled Journal, Greece Travel, circa 2000
2
1
Untitled Journal, Greece Travel, circa 2000
2
2
Untitled Journal, Typed Entries on Zakynthos, Corfu, Kefalonia Travel, circa 2000
2
3
Untitled Journal, Greece Travel, circa 2001
2
4
Untitled Journal, American Academy in Rome, 2005
2
5
Rome, Italy, 2010
2
6
3.2: Writing Projects, circa 1920-2006
Description Container
Abe Ajay Biography
Archival Materials (Research), Sid Deutsch Gallery, circa 1983-1987
2
7
Artist Statement, 1991
2
8
Artist Statements, Transcribed, circa 1990
2
9
Chronology, circa 1990
2
10
CV and Bibliography, circa 1980s-1993
2
11
Notes, circa 1990
2
12
Press, circa 1990
2
13
Alfonso and Ted, Book Proposal, circa 1990s
2
14
Art History, Introductory Textbook and Syllabus Proposal, circa 1988
2
15
Art History Lecture, Typescript, circa 1970s-1980s
2
16
Art Historical Survey, Text Book Proposal, circa 1980s
2
17
Athena: A Biography, Correspondence, circa 1994-2000
2
18
Bicycle Book, Proposal and Manuscript, circa 1995
2
19
Common Threads: A Parade of American Clothing
Correspondence, circa 1990-1992
2
20
Book Proposal and Manuscript, circa 1990-1992
2
21
Elaine and Bill (de Kooning Biography)
Book Proposal, circa 1992
2
22
Comments by Ibrahim and Ernestine Lassaw, Transcribed, circa 1990
2
23
Correspondence, circa 1990-1999
2
24
Interview with Elaine de Kooning, by Lee Hall, Transcribed, circa 1988
2
25
Interview with Nell Blaine (Mar. 5, 1991), Transcribed, 1991
2
26
Notes, circa 1991-1992
2
27
Statements on Willem and Elaine de Kooning,Transcribed, circa 1991
Includes statements by Joan Ward, 'Anonymous Dealer,' André Emmerich, Joanne Lowenthal, Barbara Schwartz, and Esteban Vicente.
2
28
Statements on Willem and Elaine de Kooning,Transcribed, circa 1991
Includes statements by Elaine Benson, Bill Berkson, Rudy Burkhardt, Larry Castagna, Robert Dash, Grace Hartigan, Karen Gunderson, and Sherman Drexler.
2
29
Dionysos, Manuscript, circa 1990s
3
1-3
Essay on American Painting 1945-1960, circa 1960s
3
4
Essay on Being a Woman Artist, circa 1960s
3
5
Essays, College (Art History, Philosophy), circa 1955
3
6
The Girl Singers, Manuscript, circa 1991
3
7
Illustrated Book of Aesopic Tales, circa 1990s
3
8-9
In the Light of the Gods: Encounters with Cretan Strangers, Friends and Myths, Manuscript, circa 1990s
3
10-12
Gregory D. Ivy: Making North Carolina Modern, Exhibition and Catalog by Lee Hall (Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, N.C.), circa 2005-2006
3
13
The World in a Glass House: Philip Johnson and the Twentieth Century
Book Proposal , circa 1990s
3
14
Correspondence, circa 1992-2000
3
15
Jack Lenor Larsen Biography, Book Proposal, circa 1980s
3
16
Lecture Typescripts, Various, circa 1975-1983
3
17
Olmstead's America, Correspondence, circa 1992-1997
3
18
Betty Parsons Lecture, Parrish Art Museum (May 2, 1992), Typescript, 1992
3
19
Betty Parsons Biography
Book Proposal, circa 1983
4
1
Correspondence, circa 1983-1994
4
2
Chronology 1923, circa 1980s
4
3
Chronology 1926, circa 1980s
4
4
Chronology 1932-1933, circa 1980s
4
5
Chronology 1934-1935, circa 1980s
4
6
Chronology 1936-1939, circa 1980s
4
7
Chronology 1940-1944, circa 1980s
4
8
Chronology 1945-1946, circa 1980s
4
9
Chronology 1947-1948, circa 1980s
4
10
Chronology 1949-1950, circa 1980s
4
11
Chronology 1951-1952, circa 1980s
4
12
Chronology 1953-1954, circa 1980s
4
13
Chronology 1955-1956, circa 1980s
4
14
Chronology 1957-1958, circa 1980s
4
15
Chronology 1961-1963, circa 1980s
4
16
Betty Parsons Gallery Artists, Sources, circa 1980s
4
17
Betty Parsons Family, circa 1980s
4
18
Illustrations, Mechanicals, circa 1920s-1990
4
19
Interview Transcript, Betty Parsons Tapes, circa 1970s
4
20
Letters to Betty Parsons, Transcribed, circa 1980s
4
21
Joni Gordon, Transcribed Statement (May 29, 1983), circa 1983
4
22
Cleve and Francine Gray, Transcribed Statements and Annotated Letters, circa 1969-1983
4
23
Marie Hartley, Transcribed Interview, circa 1980s
4
24
Susan Hilles, Transcribed Statements and Letters , circa 1980s
4
25
Alex Lieberman, Transcribed Statements, circa 1980s
4
26
Agnes Martin, Transcribed Letters, circa 1980s
4
27
Tom McCarter, Transcribed Statements, circa 1983
4
28
Gwyn Metz, Transcribed Interview, circa 1980s
4
29
Dorothy Miller, Transcribed Statements, circa 1980s
4
30
Maggy Pickard, Transcribed Interview, circa 1980s
4
31
Aline Porter, Transcribed Letters, circa 1980s
4
32
Hedda Sterne, Transcribed Statements, Interview, circa 1980s
4
33
Dorothy Sturm, Transcribed Letters, circa 1980s
4
34
Jock Truman, Transcribed Statements (also Gwyn Metz, Dorothy Miller), circa 1980s
4
35
Hope Williams, Transcribed Statements, circa 1980s
4
36
Annie Laurie Witzel, Transcribed Statements, circa 1980s
4
37
Introductory Material, Manuscript and Transcribed Statements, circa 1990
4
38
Chapter 1, Manuscript, circa 1990
4
39
Manuscript and Transcribed Diaries, circa 1980s
4
40
"On Becoming an Artist" Manuscript, circa 1980s
4
41
Notes, circa 1980s
4
42
Press, circa 1991
4
43
Research Material, circa 1958-1983
4
44
Various Transcribed Statements, circa 1983
Includes statements by Cleve Gray, Clement Greenberg, Henry Pearson, Billie Clarke, Billy Rayner, Jack Tilton, and Jock Troutman.
4
45
Polaroid Project, Book Proposal, 1990
5
1
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Biography, Book Proposal, circa 1980s
5
2
Singular Bliss: A Guide to Easy and Sumptuous Dining for One, Manuscript, circa 1990s
5
3
Skyscraping Cousins: A 'Biography' of Manhattan's Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, Book Proposal, circa 2000
5
4
The Star Spangled Fig Leaf: Naked in America, Book Proposal, circa 1990s
5
5
Statements , circa 1970s-1980s
5
6
Then, Now and Again, Book Proposal, circa 1990s
5
7
Unidentified Manuscript (War at Troy), circa 1995-2000
5
8
Various Manuscripts, circa 1970s-1980s
5
9
Notes, circa 1970s-1990s
5
10
3.3: Writings by Others, circa 1970-2010
Description Container
"Celebration (for Lee Hall)," Poem by Barbara Presnell, circa 2000-2010
5
11
Texts on Lee Hall, circa 1970s
5
12

Series 4: Studio Records , circa 1973-2010
0.2 Linear feet
Box 5

Studio records include artwork inventories, loan paperwork, and the mechanical for an exhibition catalog.
Description Container Select
Artwork Inventory, circa 1974-2010
5
13
Artwork Loans, circa 1981-1983
5
14
Mechanical for American International College Exhibition Catalog, circa 1983
5
15
Price Lists, circa 1973-1983
5
16

Series 5: Printed Material , circa 1914-2016
0.4 Linear feet
Boxes 5, 7

Printed material includes exhibition invitations for Lee Hall's art career, exhibition catalogs for Hall's exhibitions and that of Betty Parsons, and general printed material regarding Elaine de Kooning, as well as press clippings on various topics.
Description Container Select
Clippings, circa 1969-2006
5
17-18
Elaine de Kooning, circa 1990-1991
5
19
Lee Hall Exhibition Announcements, circa 1970s
5
20
Lee Hall Exhibition Catalogs, 1977-2016
5
21
Betty Parsons Exhibition Catalogs, 1966-1974
5
22
Betty Parsons Retrospective Catalog (Montclair Art Museum) - Dedicated with Signed Original Print, 1974
5
23
Holy, Holy, Art Cards: Fancy Assorted Christmas Collection, circa 1970s
5
24
"RISD Centennial," Special Edition of Providence Sunday Journal, 1977
7
2
The Risod (May 1914), 1914
5
25
"A Sandra Story" Printed in Corradi (Fall 1954), 1954
5
26
Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1954-2000
5
27-28

Series 6: Photographic Material , circa 1940-2017
1.7 Linear feet
Boxes 5-9

Photographic materials include images of Lee Hall and her circle of friends including Betty Parsons, images of Hall in her studio, installation images of Hall's exhibitions at the Betty Parsons Gallery, and extensive photographs of Hall's travels to the Mediterranean, primarily to Greece and Turkey.
Description Container Select
Images of Lee Hall, circa 1970-2017
5
29
Images of Lee Hall in the Studio, circa 1970s
5
30
Lee Hall in Charlotte, circa 2016
8
1
Lee Hall's Family, circa 1940's-1960s
5
31
Images of People, circa 1962-2000
5
32
Images of People, Contact Sheets with Negatives (Lee Hall, Betty Parsons, J.A. Mattfeld, etc.), circa 1962-2000
5
33
Open Studios, American Academy in Rome, circa 2007
8
2
Arundell Clarke, Hanging Fabric at Israeli Embassy, D.C., circa 1960s
7
3
Celebrity Stock Photos (Katherine Hepburn, Greta Garbo), circa 1960s-1980
6
1
Images of Places and Things, circa 1970s-2000
6
2
Images of Animals, circa 1970s-1990s
6
3
Lee Hall Artwork, Paintings, circa 1960s-1981
6
4-5
Lee Hall Installation, Betty Parsons Gallery (1979), circa 1979
6
6
Lee Hall Installation, Betty Parsons Gallery (Nov. 1981), circa 1981
6
7
Album, Lee Hall Installation at Jerald Melburg Gallery (Sep.-Nov. 2016), circa 2016
7
4
Lee Hall Installation, circa 2011
8
3
Lee Hall Artworks in Peter Hein Collection, Naples, FL, circa 1998
8
4
Greece and Turkey, Mediterranean Travel
Turkey and Greece, Inkjet Prints, circa 2000-2005
6
8-10
Aegina, circa 1999
8
5
Ankara, circa 1999
8
6
Bogazköy, Ankara, circa 1999
8
7
Athens and Aegina, circa 1999
8
8
Athens, circa 1998-1999
8
9-12
Athens, Agora Market, Ankara, circa 1999
8
13
Cappadocia, circa 1999
8
14
Çatalhöyük, circa 1999
8
15
Çatalhöyük, Konya, circa 1999
8
16
Cefalu, circa 2001
8
17
Crete, Mochlos (with Scott Fitzgerald and Loeta Tyree), circa 2000
8
18
Crete, Western End, circa 1999
8
19
Crete, Itanos, Eastern End, circa 1999
8
20
Lasithi, circa 1999
8
21
Mistra, circa 2000
8
22
Moxlos Village, circa 2000
8
23
Turkey, circa 1999
8
24-27
Siracusa, circa 2001
9
1-2
South Coast, Agora, circa 1998
9
3
Abandoned Village, circa 2000
9
4
Chapel Built in Cave, circa 2000
9
5
Chapel (South of Malia), circa 1999
9
6
Creatures, circa 1999
9
7
Cretan Skies, circa 1999
9
8
Flora, circa 1999
9
9
Mt. Etna, circa 2001
9
10
Nunnery with Sacred Myrtle Tree, circa 2000
9
11
People and Others, circa 1999
9
12
Sophia and Maria, circa 2000
9
13
Walks, circa 1999
9
14
Zeus's Cave, circa 1999
9
15
Untitled Album, circa 2016
6
11
Untitled Album, circa 1998-2000
9
16-30
Slide, Lee Hall Travel, circa 1997
6
12
Raleigh Fine Arts Society, 21st Annual Artists Exhibition, circa 1990s
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
6
13
Untitled Album, circa 2000
9
31
Untitled (Interior), circa 1994
9
32

Series 7: Artwork , circa 1950-2010
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 6-7, OV10

The Artwork series includes sketches, watercolors and other small paintings by Lee, as well as illustrated manuscripts for children's book titles.
Description Container Select
Collage (Addressed to Stephanos Papadopoulos, returned by mail), circa 2010
6
14
Collage, Framed (signed W.W.), 1977
6
15
Illustrated Manuscript There's a Mouse in Every House, circa 1950s-1980s
6
16
Illustrated Manuscript, This is the Story of Sandra, circa 1954
7
5
Paintings, Watercolor on Paper, circa 1960s-1980s
6
17
Sketchbook, circa 1987
6
18
Sketchbook, circa 1990s
6
19
Sketches, Loose, circa 1980s-1990s
6
20
Watercolor Pad, circa 1990s
6
21-22
Illustrated Excerpt (Collage) from Moby Dick, "The Pacific", circa 1990s
6
23
Illustrated Collage, "A Bright Lunar Eclipse" (Nov. 18, 1975), Inauguration as RISD President, 1975
10

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.