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

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Series 3: Forms & Objects, Inc. , circa 1959-1984, circa 1931
13.5 Linear feet
Boxes 93-106, 120

Forms & Objects, Inc. is documented through correspondence with artists, lecture notes, public relations materials, business records, financial and sales records, scrapbooks and photographic materials.
This series is arranged as 7 subseries:
  • 3.1: Correspondence, circa 1959-1984
  • 3.2: Lectures, 1971-1973
  • 3.3: Public Relations Files, 1964-1971
  • 3.4: Business Records, 1960s-1970s
  • 3.5: Financial and Sales Records, 1968-1983
  • 3.6: Scrapbooks, circa 1931, 1960s-1970s
  • 3.7: Photographic Materials, circa 1960s-1970s
3.1: Correspondence, circa 1959-1984
This subseries contains mostly incoming and outgoing correspondence with or related to artists, interfiled with scattered price lists, printed materials, photographic and other materials. Also found is some correspondence related to exhibitions, form letters, scattered inventory records, insurance and other general business records.
Description Container
"A" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, circa 1959-1980
93
2
"A-C" Miscellaneous, 1969-1971
93
3
American Crafts Council, 1971-1984
93
4
American Greeting Card Gallery Exhibit [Arts/Objects], 1973
93
5
Apple Pin, 1975-1976
93
6
Appleton, Rachel, 1968-1971
93
7
Appraisals, 1969-1981
93
8
Arneson, Robert, 1968-1974
93
9
"B" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1980
93
10
Bailey, Clayton, 1967-1974
93
11
Barron, Mark, circa 1968-1974
93
12
Bauer, Fred, Dorpat Book, 1969-1972
93
13
Billeci, Andre [Arts/Objects?], 1972-1973
93
14
Blair Printing, 1970-1971
93
15
Bondi, Stephen, 1973-1974
93
16
Buonagurio, Toby, 1973
93
17
Brynner, Irena, 1971-1977
93
18
Brynner, Irena and Jacob Weinstein, 1972-1977
93
19
Burglery, 1970-1973
93
20
Burglery (November 22, 1973), 1978, 1972-1974
93
21
"C" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1984
93
22-23
Cartwright, Roy, 1968-1974
93
24
Castle, Wendell, 1966-1973
93
25-26
Charities, Gifts and Donations, 1968-1976, 1983
93
27
Chemical Bank, 1982, 1977
93
28
Chihuly, Dale, 1968-1974
93
29
Christman, Anne Hornby, 1968-1969
93
30
Commissions, Possible, 1970
93
31
Con Edison, 1968-1975
93
32
Consigned Works by Various Owners, 1970-1971
93
33
Cooper-Hewitt Craft Fair, 1979-1981
93
34-35
Craft Horizons, 1977-1982
94
1
"D" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1973
94
2
"D-F" Miscellaneous, 1968-1981
94
3
da Swart, Jan, 1963, 1969
94
4
Daniels, Martha, 1976
94
5
Di Mare, Dominic, 1968-1970
94
6
Display Materials, circa 1968
94
7
Dreisback, Fritz, 1972-1975
94
8
Duncan, Tom, 1973-1974
94
9
Dunning Letters, 1969
94
10
"E" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1978
94
11
Earl, Jack [brochures], circa 1973
94
12
Espenet, Arthur Carpenter, 1968-1974
94
13
Everson Museum of Art, 1968-1970
94
14
Exhibitions
Enamel Group Show, 1969
94
15
"Animals in Contemporary Art" (August 4-31, 1969), 1969
94
16
Ceiling Show, 1968-1969
94
17
Fountain Show, 1968-1969
94
18
Miscellaneous, 1969
94
19
"For Men Only", 1971
94
20-21
"Glass Show '73", 1972-1973
94
22
"F" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1981
94
23
Fisch, Arline, 1968-1977
94
24-25
Fishback, Kurt, 1975
94
26
Fleming, Frank, 1976
94
27
Freeslate International, 1968-1970
94
28
Friends of the Craft, Inc. (Gallery), 1974-1975
94
29
Furman, David, 1969-1978
94
30
"G" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1969-1975
94
31
"G-I" Miscellaneous, 1968-1977
94
32
Gad, Simone, 1973-1977
94
33
Gilhooly, David, 1971-1978
94
34
Ginsberg, Elizabet, circa 1972
94
35
Girls Club of Manhattan, 1970-1971
94
36
Gregory, Waylande, 1978-1981
94
37
Gregory, Waylande, Estate Inventory, circa 1974
94
38-39
Gregory, Waylande, Robert Buff (Attorney), 1980
94
40
Gregory, Yolande, Contracts, 1973-1980
94
41-42
Gregory, Yolande, Kansas, 1976-1981
94
43
Gregory, Yolande, Will, 1976
94
44
Gronborg, Erik, 1968-1972
94
45
Guermonprez, Trudi, 1968-1971
94
46
"H" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1979
94
47
Halem, Henry, 1968-1969
95
1
Halem, Judi Meyers, 1969-1974
95
2
Hallman, Ted, 1968-1969
95
3
Hanes Dye and Finishing Co., 1968-1969
95
4
Harris, Peter, 1971
95
5
Heaton, Maurice, 1968-1970
95
6
Helfant, Nancy, 1975-1979
95
7
Helwig, Harold B., 1968-1973
95
8
Hui Ka-Kwong, 1968-1972
95
9
Hultberg, Paul, 1968-1974
95
10
"I" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1970-1974
95
11
Insurance Claims, 1968-1970
95
12-13
"J" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1979
95
14
"J-L" Miscellaneous, 1968-1974
95
15
Jewish Organizations, 1969
95
16
Johnson, Gilbert C., 1972-1976
95
17
Jurying, 1970-1974
95
18
Jurying Completed, 1969, 1974-1982
95
19
"K" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1981
95
20
Kaufman, Glen, 1968-1972
95
21
Keyser, Bill, 1972-1974
95
22-23
Kington, Brent, 1968-1972
95
24-25
Koblick, Freda, 1967-1972
95
26
Kottler, Howard, 1968-1974, 1980
95
27
"L" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1977
95
28-29
La Verdiere, Bruno, 1968-1980
95
30-31
Lasser, Phyllis A., 1968-1970
95
32
Lechtzin, Stanley, 1968-1973
95
33
Lewis, John, circa 1973-1974
95
34
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1968-1975
95
35
Lipski, Donald, 1972-1973
95
36
Littleton, Harvey, 1967-1974
95
37-39
Loeber, Ken, 1978
95
40
Lovato, Charles, 1972
95
41
"M" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1984
95
42
"M-O" Miscellaneous, 1968-1982
95
43
Maloof, Sam, 1968-1969
96
1
Marshall, John [catalogs], 1967-circa 1973
96
2
McCormick, Patrick, 1968-1974
96
3
Interoffice Memos, 1968-circa 1969
96
4
Miscellaneous, 1973-1974
96
5
Munick, Leo, MD, 1970-1971
96
6
Museum of Contemporary Crafts, 1968-1972
96
7
Museum of Modern Art, circa 1968-1971
96
8
Museums, 1974-1978
96
9
Miscellaneous Museums, Galleries, Colleges, Etc., 1968-1974
96
10
Myers, Joel Philip, 1968-1975
96
11
"N" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1969-1984
96
12
National Art and Antiques Festival, 1970, 1968
96
13
Natzler, Gertrud and Otto, 1968-1971
96
14
Nelson, Paul, 1971-1972
96
15
Neumann, William A., 1972-1974
96
16
"No" File (1969 August - 1971 November), 1968-1972
96
17
No-Nos, 1973-1976
96
18
Nomura, Ruth, 1976
96
19
Northwest Craft Center and Gallery, 1968-1982
96
20
"O" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1975
96
21
Öhrström, Edvin, 1968, 1974, 1979
96
22
Ownership,Certificate of, 1969
96
23
"P" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1980
96
24
"P-R" Miscellaneous, 1968-1984
96
25
Parrott, Alice Kagawa, 1968-1970
96
26
Perimeter Press, Jack Earl Book Contract, 1980
96
27
Photograph Reorders, 1969
96
28
Photos, Forms & Objects Works, 1968-1970s
96
29
Posner, Richard, 1982
96
30
Prip, John, 1968-1973
96
31
Project Relief, Inc., 1972
96
32
Projects, New, 1969
96
33
Publicity, Magazines and Newspapers, 1968-1970
96
34
"R" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1978
96
35
Rabinovich, Raquel, circa 1974
96
36
Radakovich, Ruth and Toza, 1968-1971
96
37
Randall, Douglas, 1970-1971
96
38
Renk, Merry, 1968-1974
96
39
Renwick Gallery, 1971
96
40
Requests, Collectors and Photos, 1968-1975
96
41
Restorations, circa 1970s
96
42
Richmond, Colin, 1968-1969
96
43
Rose, Mildred, Burglery, 1970-1979
96
44
Rossbach, Ed, 1968-1977
96
45-46
Sauer, Dick, 1975, 1979
96
47
Schwarcz, June, 1968-1970
96
48
"S" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1982
96
49
"S-U" Miscellaneous, 1968-1975
96
50
Security National (77th and 3rd Ave.), 1968-1973
97
1
Sekimachi, Kay, 1968-1973
97
2
Shaw, Richard, 1969-1975
97
3
Shows in Gallery, circa 1968-1969
97
4
Shows Out of Gallery, Pending, 1974
97
5
Shows Out of Gallery, Returned, 1968-1971
97
6
Standard Conditions for Touring Shows, 1969
97
7
Slides, 1971-1972
97
8
Sloane, Carol, 1971-1974
97
9
Smith, Paul, 1973-1977
97
10
Soldner, Paul, 1968-1975
97
11-12
Soleri, Paulo, 1969-1973
97
13
Sperry, Robert, 1968-1969
97
14
Stewart, Bill, 1970-1974
97
15-16
Supplies, 1968
97
17
"T" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1977
97
18
Tanner, James, 1983, 1981
97
19
Tasha, Carl, 1976
97
20
Tours, European, 1969
97
21
Tucker, Yvonne, 1969
97
22
Underhill, William, 1969
97
23
"V" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1971-1973
97
24
"V-W" Miscellaneous, 1969-1977
97
25
Viking Book Orders, 1970-1972
97
26
Voulkos, Peter, 1968-1973
97
27
"W" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1968-1979
97
28
Wallace, Jerome, 1967-1974
97
29-32
Westberg, Martial, circa 1969
97
33
Westphal, Katherine, 1968-1971
97
34
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1974
97
35
Wilhelmi, William, 1972-1977
97
36
WIlson, Helen, 1972
97
37
Wilson, Laurie J., 1974-1975
97
38
Woell, J. Fred, 1968-1974
97
39
Wyman, William, 1968-1971
97
40
"X-Z" Miscellaneous Craftsmen, 1967-1974
97
41
Yaruss, Daniel, 1973-1975
97
42
Zachai, Dorian, 1968-1973
97
43
Zelmanoff, Marci, 1971-1972
97
44
Znamierowski, Nell, 1968-1973
97
45
3.2: Lectures, 1971-1973
Lectures contains scripts for Lee Nordness' "Introspection" lectures given in numerous states from 1971-1973.
Description Container
Correspondence, 1971-1973
97
46
["Introspection"] (Midland, MI), 1971
97
47
"Introspection" (Detroit, MI; March 27, 1972), 1972
97
48
"Introspection '72" (Montgomery, AL), circa 1972
97
49
"Introspection" (Detroit, MI and Montgomery, AL), 1972
97
50
"Introspection '73", circa 1973
97
51
"Introspection" (Genesea, NY), circa 1971-1973
98
1-2
3.3: Public Relations Files, 1964-1971
This subseries contains press releases and artist's biographical information created by the public relations department of the gallery.
Description Container
Arneson, Robert, 1969-1970
98
3
Bailey, Clayton, 1965-1969
98
4
Bauer, Fred and Patti, 1968
98
5
Billeci, Andre, circa 1968
98
6
Cartwright, Roy, circa 1968
98
7
Castle, Wendell, 1969-1970
98
8
Chihuly, Dale, circa 1968
98
9
Christman, Anne Hornby, circa 1968
98
10
Di Mare, Dominic, circa 1969
98
11
Engle, Barbara, 1969
98
12
Espenet, Arthur Carpenter, 1968
98
13
Fabert, Jacques, 1968-1970
98
14
Fisch, Arline, 1965-1971
98
15
Guermonprez, Trude, circa 1968
98
16
Halem, Henry and Judi, 1968-1969
98
17
Hallman, Ted, circa 1968
98
18
Heaton, Maurice, 1969, 1967
98
19
Helwig, Harold Billy, circa 1968
98
20
Horiuchi, Paul, 1968-1969
98
21
Hui Ka-Kwong, 1968-1970
98
22
Hultberg, Paul, 1964-1968
98
23
Kaufman, Glen, 1968-1969, 1962
98
24
Kington, Brent, 1968-1969
98
25
Kottler, Howard, 1968-1969
98
26
Kriegman, Carolyn, 1969
98
27
La Verdiere, Bruno, 1965-1969
98
28
Lasser, Phyllis, 1968
98
29
Lechtzin, Stanley, 1969
98
30
Lipofsky, Marvin, circa 1968
98
31
Littleton, Harvey, 1966-1969
98
32
Liu Kuo-sung, 1966-1970
98
33
Maloof, Sam, 1966, 1968
98
34
Mason, John, circa 1968
98
35
McCormick, Patrick, circa 1969
98
36-37
Michaels, Glen, circa 1968-1969
98
38
Myers, Joel Philip, 1969-1970
98
39
Natzler, Gertrud and Otto, circa 1964, 1968
98
40
Parrott, Alice Kagawa, 1968
98
41
Prip, John, 1968
98
42
Radakovich, Ruth and Toza, 1966-1969
98
43
Renk, Merry, 1968-1969
98
44
Richmond, Colin, 1968
98
45
Rossbach, Ed, 1968-1970
98
46
Schwarcz, June, 1968
98
47
Sekimachi, Kay, 1968-1970
98
48
Soldner, Paul, circa 1968
98
49
Sperry, Robert, circa 1968
98
50
Underhill, William, circa 1968
98
51
Wallace, Jerome, circa 1968-1970
98
52
Westphal, Katherine, circa 1968
98
53
Woell, J. Fred, 1968-1970
98
54
Wolf, Jeanne, circa 1968
98
55
Wyman, William, circa 1968
98
56
Zachai, Dorian, 1968
98
57
Znamierowski, Nell, 1968-1969
98
58
Various Artists, 1968-1970
98
59
3.4: Business Records, 1960s-1970s
This small subseries contains corporation records, forms, form letters, index cards for artist's addresses and collectors, and inventories.
Description Container
Artist's Biographies, circa 1968-1970s
98
60
Corporate Records, 1968
98
61
Filing Cabinet, Guarantee and Keys, circa 1968-1970s
99
1
Form Letters, 1968-circa 1970
99
2
Forms, Time Payment, circa 1968-1970s
99
3
Index Cards: Artist's Addresses; Out of the Gallery; Collectors (shoebox), circa 1960s-1970s
99
4
Inventory, 1970
99
5
Inventory, Missing Works (June 1970), 1968-1970
99
6
Inventory, Year End Figures, 1973 June
99
7
Miscellaneous, 1969
99
8
3.5: Financial and Sales Records, 1968-1983
Financial and Sales Records contains accounting ledgers, artist's statements, consignment sheets, paid bills and petty cash receipts, sales invoices, index cards for sold artwork, and tax records.
Description Container
Accounting Ledger, Artists, circa 1968-1970s
99
9
Artist's Statements, 1968-1977
99
10-11
Artist's Statements, Notes, circa 1968-1969
99
12
Bank Statements, Chemical Bank, 1981-1983
99
13-14
Cashbook, 1974-1981
99
15
Cashbook, 1970-1974
100
1
Commissions Due Artists, 1968-1973
100
2
Commissions Paid, 1968-1970
100
3
Commissions Payable, 1968-1970
100
4
Consignment Sheets, 1968-1977
100
5-13
Consignment Sheets, Arts/Objects, 1972-1973
100
14
Paid Bills, 1968-1970
100
15-16
Paid Bills, 1968-1970
101
1-4
Paid Bills, 1969-1974
101
5-8
Paid Bills, 1982-1983
101
9
Petty Cash and Expenses (1968-1970), 1974, 1968-1970
101
10-12
Petty Cash, 1970-1973
101
13-16
Purchase Orders, 1968-1970
102
1
Sales Invoices, 1968-1972
102
2-4
Sales Invoices, Extra Copies, 1969-1972
102
5-6
Sales Invoices, Master File, 1970-1973
102
7-8
Sales Invoices, Objects:USA Sales, 1968-1969
102
9
Shipping Receipts, 1968-circa 1971
102
10
Sold Cards (2 shoeboxes), circa 1968-1974
102
11-12
Tax Records, 1982-1983
103
1
Tax Returns, 1979-1982
103
2-4
Timecards, 1968-1970
103
5
Year End Figures, 1969-1982
103
6
3.6: Scrapbooks, 1960s-1970s , circa 1931
Found are artist's scrapbooks which contain a variety of materials such as black and white photographs of artwork with inventory number, date of painting, and other info; exhibition printed materials; press clippings; and slides. Also found is one folder containing a gallery publicity scrapbook.
Description Container
Bailey, Clayton, circa 1960s-1970s
103
7-8
Castle, Wendell, circa 1960s-1970s
103
9-10
Fisch, Arline, 1960s-1970s
103
11-12
Gallery Publicity, circa 1968-1969
103
13
Hui Ka-Kwong, 1960s-1970s
103
14
Lechtzin, Stanley, circa 1960s-1970s
103
15-16
Littleton, Harvey, circa 1960s-1970s
103
17-19
Littleton, Harvey, circa 1960s-1970s
104
1-2
Wallace, Jerome, circa 1931, 1960s-1971
104
3-6
Wiener, Samuel, Jr., circa 1968-1970s
104
7
Various Artists (Abend-Apodaca), 1960s-1970s
104
8
Various Artists (Baptiste-Bauer), 1960s-1970s
104
9
Various Artists (Bergia-Brynner), 1960s-1970s
104
10
Various Artists (Cartwright-Dryenforth), 1960s-1970s
104
11
Various Artists (Earl-Gilhooly), 1960s-1970s
104
12
Various Artists (Gronberg-Guermonprez), 1960s-1970s
104
13
Various Artists (Halem), 1960s-1970s
104
14
Various Artists (Hallman-Hughto), 1960s-1970s
104
15
Various Artists (Hultberg-Jessamin), 1960s-1970s
104
16
Various Artists (Kaufman-Kelly), 1960s-1970s
105
1
Various Artists (Kington-Koblick), 1960s-1970s
105
2
Various Artists (Kottler-Lasser), 1960s-1970s
105
3
Various Artists (Lavato-Lipofsky), 1960s-1970s
105
4
Various Artists (Lipofsky-Loloma), 1960s-1970s
105
5
Various Artists (Long-Mason), 1960s-1970s
105
6
Various Artists (McCormick-Myers), 1960s-1970s
105
7
Various Artists (Natzler-Nichols), 1960s-1970s
105
8
Various Artists (Parrott-Randall), 1960s-1970s
105
9
Various Artists (Renk), 1960s-1970s
105
10
Various Artists (Renk-Rossbach), 1960s-1970s
105
11
Various Artists (Sanderson-Schwarcz), 1960s-1970s
105
12
Various Artists (Sekimachi-Soldner), 1960s-1970s
105
13
Various Artists (Soldner-Spinsky), 1960s-1970s
105
14
Various Artists (Stehman-Temple), 1960s-1970s
106
1
Various Artists (Thaler-Wallace), 1960s-1970s
106
2
Various Artists (Wallace-Widenhofer), 1960s-1970s
106
3
Various Artists (Wildenhain-Woell), 1960s-1970s
106
4
Various Artists (Woell-Wyman), 1960s-1970s
106
5
Various Artists (Yanagri-Znamierowski), 1960s-1970s
106
6
3.7: Photographic Materials, circa 1960s-1970s
Photographic Materials includes oversized photographs of jewelers and slides of artwork by various artists.
Description Container
Photographs of Jewelers, circa 1960s-1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 120, Folder 5
106
7
Slides From Various Artists, 1964-1971
106
8-10
Oversized Photographs of Jewelers, circa 1960s-1970s
Oversized material from Box 106, Folder 7
120
5

Make a Request

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