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Lee Nordness business records and papers, circa 1931-1992, bulk 1954-1984

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Series 2: Lee Nordness Galleries Exhibition Section, Inc. , 1938-1985
25.4 Linear feet
Boxes 68-93, 120

The records of Lee Nordness Galleries Exhibition Section, Inc. document the exhibition and sale of artwork through correspondence, artist's files, public relations materials, printed materials, photographs, sales invoices, and scrapbooks. Also found are corporation records, index cards for collectors and artists, and miscellaneous financial and banking records.
This series is arranged as 5 subseries:
  • 2.1: Correspondence, 1961-1984
  • 2.2: Artist's Files, 1938-1983
  • 2.3: Business Records, circa 1960s-1970s
  • 2.4: Financial and Sales Records, circa 1958-1985
  • 2.5: Scrapbooks, 1951-1970s
2.1: Correspondence, 1961-1984
This subseries contains mostly business correspondence with museums, galleries, artists and clients regarding exhibitions and sales. Also found are legal records, printed materials, shipping records, and other miscellaneous records.
Description Container
"A" Miscellaneous, 1968-1979
68
1-3
"12 Afro-American Artists", 1967-1972
68
4-5
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1971
68
6
American Artist Business Letter, 1981-1982
68
7
The American Federation of the Arts, 1965-1967
68
8
Appraisals, 1971-1978
68
9
Art Dealers Association of America, 1974
68
10
Art in Embassies Program, 1968-1976
68
11
"B" Miscellaneous, 1968-1979
68
12-13
Burlington Industries, 1967-1968
68
14
"C" Miscellaneous, 1968-1981
68
15-16
Cables, 1969-1979
68
17
Cellar Gallery (Chicago), 1970-1971
68
18
Certificates of Ownership To Be Sent Out, circa 1969
68
19
Charity Shows, 1968-1975
68
20-21
Consignment Forms, 1966
68
22
Correspondence (A-L), 1966-1975
68
23
Correspondence Announcing Exhibition Section, 1966
68
24
Craftsmen, 1968
68
25
"D" Miscellaneous, 1968-1981
68
26-27
Laura Dee Advertising, 1969-1974
68
28
Dunning Letters, 1968
68
29
"E" Miscellaneous, 1969-1982
68
30-31
Exhibitions, 1968-1969
68
32
"F" Miscellaneous, 1968-1984
68
33-34
Feist, Thomas, Photographer, 1968
68
35
Fountains, 1967-1969, 1961
68
36
Fountains, Taft Museum, 1969-1970
68
37
Framing, circa 1970s
68
38
Freedman & Slater, 1968-1973
68
39
"G" Miscellaneous, 1968-1981
68
40-41
Galleries, 1964-1976
68
42-43
Grosso Moving and Packing Co., 1969-1971
68
44
Group Show Price Lists, 1966-circa 1968
68
45
"H" Miscellaneous, 1968-1984
68
46-47
Harmon Gallery, 1964-1976
68
48-49
Hughley, George, circa 1968-1974
68
50
"I" Miscellaneous, 1968-1969
69
1
Installment Buyers (Paid in Full), 1966
69
2
Insurance, John Lennon, 1981
69
3
Insurance Claims Closed, 1968-1973
69
4
Interior Design, 1968
69
5
"J" Miscellaneous, 1968-1970
69
6
Job Applicants, 1968
69
7
Jurying, 1971-1974
69
8
"K" Miscellaneous, 1968-1980
69
9-10
Kelly [Misc. Consignment Sheets], 1969-1981
69
11
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, 1968-1969
69
12
"L" Miscellaneous, 1968-1979
69
13-14
Lancaster, Edward, circa 1960s-1975
69
15
Lennon, John, "Bag One" Correspondence, 1969-1970
69
16
Lennon, John, "Bag One" Exhibition Correspondence, 1970-1973
69
17
Lightolier, 1968
69
18
Loan Form, 1965-1967
69
19
"M" Miscellaneous, 1967-1984
69
20-21
Magazine Subscriptions, Book and Catalog Orders, 1970, 1968
69
22
Mailing List, Oriental, circa 1968-1974
69
23
"Man and His World," Shows Out of Gallery, 1969
69
24
Metromedia, 1968-1974
69
25
Miami Art Center, 1969-1970
69
26
Mickelson Gallery, 1968-1969
69
27
Morgan Manhattan Storage, 1973-1975
69
28
Museum Shows, 1967
69
29
Museums, 1968-1979
69
30-32
"N" Miscellaneous, 1968-1979
69
33-34
National Academy of Design, 1984
69
35
NAACP Exhibition ["1969: 12 Afro-American Artists"], 1968-1974
69
36-38
NAACP Exhibition Catalog ["1969: 12 Afro-American Artists"], 1969
69
39
New Chinese Painting Show Hong Kong, 1971
69
40
New Painters, 1975
69
41
New Sculptors, 1975
69
42
No-Nos, 1969-1974
69
43
No Nos No Nos, 1976
69
44
Nordness, Lee, On Vacation, 1973
69
45
"O" Miscellaneous, 1969-1979
69
46-47
Objects:USA, 1969
69
48
Overs, Gail, The Cedar Gallery, Ltd., 1972
69
49
"P" Miscellaneous, 1965-1975
69
50-51
"P" Miscellaneous, 1977-1980
70
1
Pan American and Desa, 1973-1974
70
2
Permissions, 1977-1979
70
3
Personnel, circa 1968-1969
70
4-5
Photographers, 1975, undated
70
6
Press Releases, circa 1968-1974
70
7
Publicity, 1969-1970
70
8-9
"Q" Miscellaneous, 1982
70
10
Quinlan Gallery, 1969
70
11
Captain's Gallery (Bud Quinn), 1975-1976
70
12
"R" Miscellaneous, 1968-1979
70
13-14
Receipts (Purchased Works), 1968
70
15
Returned Mail, Artists, 1974
70
16
"S" Miscellaneous, 1968-1983
70
17-18
Saginaw Art Museum, 1968-1970
70
19
Shipping Receipts, 1968-1971
70
20
Shows Out of Gallery, 1968-1970
70
21
Shows Out of Gallery, In Preparation, 1967-1968
70
22
Shows Touring, 1971-1972
70
23
Smithsonian Institution, "12 Afro-American Artists", 1968-1972
70
24
Sunami, Soichi, Photographer, 1967-1968
70
25
Springs Mills, 1967-1968
70
26
Starr, Mr., 1981
70
27
Stassen Kostos and Mason, 1973-1974
70
28
Statement of Originality Form, circa 1968-1974
70
29
Stationary, 1968-1969, 1966
70
30
Stolen Paintings, 1973-1974
70
31
Studio Museum, 1980
70
32
"T" Miscellaneous, 1968-1976
70
33-34
Telephone, 1974-1975
70
35
Tour (Summer 1970), 1970
70
36
"U" Miscellaneous, 1968-1975
70
37
Universities, 1968
70
38
"V" Miscellaneous, 1971-1976
70
39-40
"W" Miscellaneous, 1967-1981
70
41-42
Weiss, T.F., 1968-1971
70
43
"X-Z" Miscellaneous, 1968-1984
70
44-45
2.2: Artist's Files, 1938-1983
Artist's files found here typically contain three types of materials: correspondence, public relations materials, and scrapbook pages. Scrapbook pages typically include photos of artwork and the artist, clippings, exhibition printed materials. Additional scrapbook pages for various artists are housed in subseries 2.5. Artists found here overlap with those in other series and subseries, and contain related materials. Researchers are encouraged to consult other series regarding particular artists.
Description Container
Adams, James, 1977
71
1
Adler, Lee, 1967-1976
71
2
Albert, Calvin, 1973-1974
71
3
Andrews, Oliver, 1969-1979
1 Film reel
Handwritten note on original container: 3 Waterblades, Fullerton, June 1971 Oliver Andrews
16 mm
Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 122
71
4-11
Aronson, David, 1960s-1979
71
12-19
Aronson, David, 1960-circa 1975
72
1-5
Backstrand, Jay, 1967-1970
72
6-8
Battenberg, John, 1968
72
9
Beasley, Bruce, circa 1962-1968
72
10-11
Bechtle, Robert, 1960s-1973
72
12-14
Bircheff, Philip, 1973
72
15
Blitt, Rita, 1975-1977
72
16
Borge, Ralph, 1967
72
17
Butler, K.J., 1968-1974
72
18-21
Carroll, Robert, 1960s
72
22-24
Chamberlain, Elwyn, circa 1961
72
25
Chen Ting-shih, 1966-1968
72
26
Chuang Che, 1966-1979
72
27-29
Chuang Che, circa 1965-1974
73
1
Colescott, Warrington, 1965-1983
73
2-5
Collie, Alberto, 1963-1978
73
6-10
Craggs, Michael, 1976-circa 1977
73
11
Crawford, Ralston, 1945-1972
73
12-19
D'Arista, Robert, 1965-1975
73
20-22
D'Arista, Robert, 1955-1972
74
1-2
Da Vinci, Leonardo, 1973-1974
74
3
Fabert, Jacques, 1966-1967
74
4
Fabert, Jacques, 1968-1974
74
5
Fabert, Jacques, Scrapbook, 1960s
74
6
Fabert, Jacques, Scrapbook, 1960s
74
7
Fifth Moon Group, 1966-1968, 1974
74
8
Flynn, Robert, 1968-1970
74
9
Fong Chung-ray, 1971-1977
74
10
French, Stephen, 1968-1974
74
11-12
Gallo, Samuel, 1969-1976
74
13
Gatewood, Maud F., 1967-1968
74
14
Gibran, Kahlil, circa 1961-1964
74
15
Gikow, Ruth, 1950s-circa 1964
74
16-17
Gooch, Gerald, 1966-1971
74
18-20
Green, Anthony, 1967-1974
74
21-25
Grippe, Peter, 1950s-1960s
74
26-27
Guglielmi, Louis, circa 1930s-1950s
74
28
Guglielmi, Louis, 1938-1960s
75
1-4
Hack, Howard, 1964-1969
75
5-7
Haller, Arlene, 1977, 1975
75
8
Han Hsiang Ning, 1966-1967
75
9
Harman, Maryann, 1972-1973
75
10
Harris, Conley, 1969
75
11
Hasior, Wladyslaw, 1973
75
12
Hebald, Milton, circa 1950s-1982
75
13-24
Hebald, Milton, circa 1950s-1970
76
1-15
Hebald, Milton, 1959-1971
77
1-4
Hitchcock, Ray, 1976-1978
77
5
Hollingsworth, A.C., circa 1970-1975
77
6-9
Horiuchi, Paul, 1971
77
10
Hyson, Jean, 1968-1973
77
11
Johnson, Guy, 1958-1970
77
12-14
Karwoski, Richard, 1974-1976
77
15
Kearns, James, 1960s
77
16
Krewel, John, 1975-1978
77
17
Lancaster, Edward, 1972-1979
77
18
Laurentiu, Mihail, 1969-1970
Oversized material housed in Box 120, Folder 1
77
19
Lazzo, Constantine (Deno), 1975-1976
77
20
Lebrun, Rico, circa 1950s-1981
77
21-29
Lebrun, Rico, circa 1950s-1970s
78
1-11
Leitzes, John, 1972
78
12
Levi, Julian, 1945-1965
78
13-15
Levi, Julian, circa 1950s-1960s
79
1-3
Liu Kuo Sung, circa 1960s-1982
79
4-20
Liu Kuo Sung, circa 1960s-1974
80
1-3
Lomoe, Julie, 1968
80
4
Lundin, Norman, circa 1968-1970
80
5-6
Lurker, Ernest, 1969
80
7
Meigs, Walter, 1960-1981
80
8-13
Messing, Jack, circa 1960s
80
14
Milles, Carl, circa 1968-1970
80
15-16
Millman, Edward, 1950s-1960s
80
17-20
Nichols, James, 1968-1974
80
21-23
Ohaski, Yukata, 1968-1980
80
24-26
Ossi, James, circa 1980
80
27
Oxtoby, David, 1960s-1970
Oversized material housed in Box 120, Folder 2
80
28-31
Oxtoby, David, 1960s
81
1
Paterson, Anthony, 1976
81
2
Pattison, Abbott, 1950s-1974
81
3-6
Penthouse Gallery (San Francisco), 1964-1965
81
7
Pereira, Irene Rice, 1950s-1960s
81
8-11
Prestopino, Gregorio, 1950-1960s
81
12-17
Procktor, Patrick, 1965-1974
81
18-21
Rahir, Claude, 1971-1972
82
1
Rembrandt, 1973
82
2
Richardson, Sam, 1968
82
3
Scholder, Fritz, 1966-1972
82
4-6
Schuler, Melvin, 1968-1969
82
7
Sindelir, Robert J. [Sindelir Gallery, Florida], 1969
82
8
Siporin, Mitchell, 1942-1960s
82
9-10
Spafford, Michael, circa 1967-1970
82
11-13
Spratt, Fred, 1968-1969
82
14
Squeri, Robert, 1969-1975
82
15
Sumers, Martin, 1977
82
16
Thompson, Paul, 1967-1968
82
17
Tift, Mary, circa 1968-1969
82
18-19
Valentine, DeWain, circa 1968-1971
82
20-21
Varming, Erik, circa 1967-1970
82
22-23
Vaughan, Michael, circa 1968-1969
82
24-25
Wakhovitch, Alexandre, 1969
82
26
Wall, James, 1976
82
27
Walmsley, William, 1968-1972
82
28
Washington, James, Jr., 1962-1975, 1984-1985
82
29-32
Weege, William, 1968-1969
82
33
Whistler, James McNeil, circa 1960s
82
34-35
White, Jack, 1969-1972
82
36
Wilde, John, 1971-1973
82
37-38
Wilkins, Tim, 1975
82
39
Williams, Hiram, 1966-1969
82
40-43
Wong, Wucius, circa 1970s
83
1-2
Wright, G. Alan, 1960s-1970s
83
3-4
Zerbe, Karl, 1950s-1970s
(Includes index cards housed in Box 84, shoebox 1)
83
5-15
Various Artists, Biographical Information, 1958-1971
83
16-21
Various Artists, Correspondence, 1966-1974
84
1-4
Various Artists, "M", circa 1960s-1970s
84
5
Oversized, Mihail Laurentiu, circa late 1960s
Oversized material from Box 77, Folder 19
120
1
Oversized, David Oxtoby, circa 1960s-1970s
Oversized material from Box 80, Folder 28
120
2
1 Motion Picture Film Reel from Box 71, folder 4
FC 122
2.3: Business Records, circa 1960s-1970s
This small subseries includes one folder of corporation records and index cards for collectors and artists.
Description Container
Artist's Addresses , circa 1960s-1970s
Index cards housed in Box 84, shoebox 1
84
6
Collectors, circa 1960s-1970s
Index cards housed in Box 84, shoebox 2
84
7
Corporate Records, 1966-1967
84
8
2.4: Financial and Sales Records, circa 1958-1985
Found are disassembled accounting ledgers, artist's statements, bank statements, check stubs, consignment sheets, paid bills, sales invoices, index cards for sold artwork, and tax records.
Description Container
Artist's Artwork Inventory, circa 1966-1974
84
9
Artist's Commissions, 1968-1970
84
10
Artist's Statements, 1968-1969
84
11-12
Bank Statements, Chemical Bank, 1966-1967
84
13-14
Bank Statements, Chemical Bank, 1967-1969
85
1-12
Bank Statements, Chemical Bank, 1969-1970, 1981-1983
86
1-9
Cash Receipts and Disbuursements, 1966-1967
86
10
Cashbook, 1970-1981
86
11-12
Check Stubs, 1966-1969
86
13-16
Check Stubs, 1969
87
1
Commissions Payable Due From Artist, 1967-1972
87
2
Consignment Sheets, 1968-1977
Oversized materials housed in Box 120, Folder 3
87
3-11
Consignment Sheets, Via Bill Wallace, 1969-1970
87
12
Deposit Slips, 1970
87
13
Loose Checks Unfiled, 1967-1969
87
14
Paid Accounts Receivable, 1966-1970
87
15-19
Paid Accounts Receivable, 1967-1970
88
1
Paid Bills (1968), 1966-1969
88
2-9
Paid Bills (1970), 1969-1970
88
10-13
Paid Bills [1971-1973], 1970-1973
88
14-18
Paid Bills [1971-1973], 1970-1973
89
1-2
Paid Bills, 1982
89
3
Petty Cash, 1964-1973
89
4-9
Purchase Journal, 1968-1970
89
10-11
Sales Invoices, 1968-1986
89
12-20
Sold Cards (3 shoeboxes), circa 1958-1970s
90
1-3
Tax Correspondence With IRS, 1971, 1981-1982
91
1
Tax Records, 1981-1985
91
2-4
Unpaid Bills, Early Years, 1969-1970
91
5
Year End Figures, 1971-1982
91
6
Oversized Binder Covers, Consignment Sheets, 1971-1972
Oversized materials from Box 87, Folders 9-10
120
3
2.5: Scrapbooks, 1951-1970s
Found are scrapbooks for artists and scrapbooks for exhibition seasons 1966-1974. Materials found in scrapbooks include black and white photographs of artwork, clippings, printed materials, and price lists. Additional scrapbook pages for various artists are housed in subseries 2.2. The exhibition scrapbooks found here are related to those found in subseries 1.9.
Description Container
Artists (Adler-Breed), 1964-circa 1974
91
7
Artists (Calligraphers-Dove), 1960s
91
8
Artists (Flynn-Frisch), 1960s-circa 1974
91
9
Artists (Gallo-Guglielmi), 1959-circa 1974
91
10
Artists (Grippe-Gikow), 1960s
91
11
Artists (Hans-Hirsche), 1960s
91
12
Artists (Holbrook-Hyson), 1960s-circa 1971
91
13
Artists (James-Kuniyoshi), 1960s-1971
91
14
Artists (Lardera-Lennard), 1960s-1972
Oversized material housed in Box 120, Folder 4
91
15
Artists (Liautaud-Moll), 1960s-1970s
91
16
Artists (Nakamura-Peipert), 1960s-1972
91
17
Artists (Pereira-Schneider), 1951-1973
91
18
Artists (Selby-Sironi), 1960s-1974
91
19
Artists (Spencer-Sumers), 1959-1970s
92
1
Artists (Tobey-Vaughn), 1960s-1970s
92
2
Artists (Weber-Zerdman), 1960s-1972
92
3
Artists (Zerdman), circa 1960s-1972
92
4
Artists, Miscellaneous Scrapbook Pages, 1962-1971
92
5
Exhibitions (Books 9-15), 1966-1974
92
6-16
Exhibitions (Book 15), 1973-1974
93
1
Oversized, Berto Lardera and his Sculpture at Wingspread, circa 1970s
Oversized material from Box 90, Folder 15
120
4

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