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Leon Polk Smith papers, 1938-1997

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1939-1996
5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-5, 9, OV 10

Correspondence is predominantly in the form of business letters and personal letters received from family and friends. This includes correspondence between Smith and his life companion, Robert Jamieson; art critics Arthur C. Danto, Claudine Humblet, and David Galloway; and artists Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt) and Ray Johnson.
The bulk of the business correspondence relates to Smith's various gallery and museum exhibitions, loans, and sales. Outgoing correspondence, photographs, slides, and instructions on the installation of exhibitions have been chronologically interfiled within the correspondents' files. There is extensive correspondence between Smith and the Brooklyn Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, Di Laurenti Gallery, Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, Galerie Denise Rene, Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Washburn Gallery, and the Wilhelm-Hack Museum. The business subseries also includes correspondence between Smith and his alma mater, East Central University, formerly known as Oklahoma State University.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Slides of artwork filed with Meyers/Bloom Gallery have not been scanned. The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • Subseries 2.1: Business, 1943-1996
  • Subseries 2.2: Personal, 1939-1997
2.1: Business
Description Container
A, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
1
8
ACE Gallery (Christmas, Douglas), 1979-1993
1
9
Albright-Knox Gallery, 1968, 1979-1990
1
10
Amarillo Art Center (Kochka, Al), 1984-1988
1
11
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1979-1991
1
12
Art and Literature, 1964
1
13
Art Museum Association of America (Butera, Virginia), 1984-1988
1
14
B, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
1
15
Bard College, 1984-1985
1
16
Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1985-1986
1
17
Brooklyn Museum, undated, 1992
1
18
Brooklyn Museum, 1993
1
19
Brooklyn Museum, 1993
1
20
Brooklyn Museum, 1994
1
21
Brooklyn Museum, 1995
Oversized material housed in Box 9, F2
1
22
Buecker, Robert, 1972-1987
1
23
Burnett Miller Gallery (undated), circa 1984-circa 1990
1
24
Burnett Miller Gallery, 1984-1990
1
25
Butler Institute of American Art, 1988
1
26
C, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
1
27
Carnegie Institute, 1967-1980
1
28
Case Western Reserve University, 1969, undated
1
29
Ciba-Geigy Corporation, 1967-1994
1
30
Cleveland Museum of Art, 1966-1975
1
31
Columbia University, Wallach Gallery, 1992-1994
1
32
D, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
1
33
Daniel Goldreyer, Ltd., 1978-1982
1
34
Daniel Goldreyer, Ltd., 1988-1992
1
35
Davis, Philip, 1981-1984
1
36
Davis, Philip, 1985-1988
1
37
DiLaurenti Gallery, 1985-1986
2
1
DiLaurenti Gallery, 1987-1989
2
2
Dord Fitz Gallery, 1969-1988
2
3
E, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
2
4
East Central University, 1984
2
5
East Central University, 1985-1989
2
6
East Central University, 1990-1993
2
7
East Central University, 1994-1997
2
8
Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, circa 1987-1993
2
9
Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, circa 1987-1993
Oversized material housed in OV 10
2
10
Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, 1987
2
11
Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, 1987
2
12
Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, 1988
2
13
Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, 1989-1991
2
14
Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, 1992-1993
2
15
Elger, Dietmar, 1980-1981
2
16
F-G, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
2
17
G.W. Einstein Company, Inc., 1986
2
18
Galerie Chalette, 1965-1981
2
19
Galerie Denise Rene, 1971-1976
Oversized material housed in OV 10
2
20
Galerie Denise Rene, 1977-1982
2
21
Galerie Muller, 1964-1976
2
22
Gallery North, 1976-1981, undated
2
23
Gallery of Applied Arts, 1985
2
24
Gallery Paule Anglim, 1970, 1979-1981, 1994
2
25
Gibson, Ann, undated, 1990-1991
2
26
Goethe-Institut (Osaka and Turin), 1987-1992
Oversized material housed in OV 10
2
27
Gorewitz, Rubin, 1981-1990
3
1
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 1981-1983
Oversized material housed in OV 10
3
2
Guggenheim Museum, 1970-1984
3
3
Guild Hall, 1987-1990
3
4
H, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3
5
Heckscher Museum, 1983-1984
3
6
Hoffman, Marianne, 1992
3
7
I, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3
8
International Contemporary Art Fair (Robinson, Charles), 1985-1986
3
9
J, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3
10
James Lodge and Associates, 1981-1982
3
11
K, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3
12
Kunstverein in Hamburg, 1989
Oversized material housed in OV 10
3
13
L, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3
14
La Paloma (McPherson, Ronald and Morikawa, Mark), 1988
3
15
M, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3
16
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, 1980-1991
3
17
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982-1986
3
18
Meyers/Bloom Gallery (undated), circa 1988-circa 1993
3
19
Meyers/Bloom Gallery, 1988-1990
3
20
Meyers/Bloom Gallery, 1991-1993
3
21
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1991-1992
3
22
Musee de Grenoble, 1988-1990
3
23
Musee National D'Art Moderne, 1976-1977
3
24
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, 1977-1980
3
25
N, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3
26
Nabakowski, Gislind, 1987-1988
3
27
National Galerie Berlin (Grisebach, Lucius), 1982-1987
3
28
Nurnberg Museum, 1986-1989
3
29
O, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3
30
Oklahoma City Art Museum, 1983-1990
3
31
P, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3
32
Pelham-von Stoffler Gallery, 1977-1978
3
33
Prakapas Gallery, 1986-1993
3
34
R, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3
35
R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG (Weiermair, Peter), 1989-1991
3
36
Riley, Orrin H., 1985-1987
3
37
S, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3
38
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1967-1973
3
39
Sidney Janis Gallery, 1948-1958
3
40
Siegel Contemporary Art Inc./Ruth Siegel Ltd., 1982-1987
3
41
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (Rebay, Hilla), 1943-1949
3
42
Squatriti, Fausta/La Biennale di Venezia, 1982-1991
3
43
Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 1981
3
44
SUNY, College At Old Westbury, 1978-1979
3
45
Susan Caldwell Gallery, 1978-1980
3
46
T, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3
47
Tallix, 1987-1988
3
48
U, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4
1
University of Oklahoma, Museum of Art, 1971-1993
4
2
V, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4
3
Virginia Commonwealth University, 1980-1981
4
4
Volair Gallery, 1975-1976
4
5
W, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4
6
Washburn Gallery (undated), circa 1980-circa 1985
4
7
Washburn Gallery, 1980-1981
4
8
Washburn Gallery, 1982
4
9
Washburn Gallery, 1983-1985
4
10
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1979-1985, 1964
4
11
Wichita State University, 1975-1983
4
12
Wilhelm-Hack Museum, circa 1988-1995
Oversized material housed in OV 10
4
13
Wilhelm-Hack Museum, 1988
4
14
Wilhelm-Hack Museum, 1989
4
15
Wilhelm-Hack Museum, 1991-1995
4
16
Y, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4
17
Yale University Art Gallery, 1979-1985
4
18
Brooklyn Museum, Draft Exhibition Catalog, 1995
Scanned with Box 1, F22
9
2
Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, Exhibition Announcements, circa 1987-1993
Scanned with Box 2, F10
OV 10
Galerie Denise Rene, Artwork Layout, 1976
Scanned with Box 2, F20
OV 10
Goethe-Institut, Color Sample, circa 1987-1992
Scanned with Box 2, F27
OV 10
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Gallery Floor Plan, 1981
Scanned with Box 3, F2
OV 10
Kunstverein in Hamburg, Gallery Floor Plan, 1989
Scanned with Box 3, F13
OV 10
Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Gallery Floor Plan, circa 1988-1995
Scanned with Box 4, F13
OV 10
2.2: Personal
Description Container
A, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4
19
B, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4
20
Buck, Bob, 1992-1996
4
21
Butera, Virginia, 1984-1995
4
22
C, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4
23
Clark, Alma, 1968-1969
4
24
D, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4
25
Danto, Arthur C., 1991-1995
4
26
Downe, Edward Jr., 1980-1982, undated
4
27
E, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4
28
F, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4
29
G, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4
30
Galloway, David, 1981-1993
4
31
Gego, 1968-1969
4
32
Glattfelder, Hans, 1991-1995
4
33
H, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4
34
Highwater, Jamake, 1979-1985
4
35
Humblet, Claudine (undated), circa 1985-circa 1989
4
36
Humblet, Claudine, 1985-1989
4
37
Humblet, Claudine, 1990-1997
5
1
I, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
2
Inaya, Beata, 1969-1984
5
3
J, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
4
K, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
5
Kennedy, Edward M., 1980-1986
5
6
L, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
7
Little, John, 1981-1984
5
8
M, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
9
N, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
10
O, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
11
P, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
12
Parks, Addison, 1982-1996
5
13
Pekarsky, Melvin (undated), circa 1980-circa 1989
5
14
Pekarsky, Melvin, 1980-1982
5
15
Pekarsky, Melvin, 1983-1985
5
16
Pekarsky, Melvin, 1986-1989
5
17
Polk, Mark, 1990-1993
5
18
Polk, Mark, 1994-1996
5
19
R, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
20
Rowe, Harry L., 1939
5
21
S, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
22
Smith, Leon Polk and Jamieson, Robert, 1968-1972
Oversized material housed in OV 10
5
23
Smith, Leon Polk and Jamieson, Robert, 1981-1994
5
24
Smith, Virginia, 1969-1996
5
25
T, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
26
V, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
27
Vavruska, Frank, 1971-1973
5
28
W, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
29
Walls, Michael, 1994-1995, 1979-1984
5
30
Warren, Alice, undated, 1968-1976
5
31
Wooding, Robert, 1987-1995
5
32
Workman, David, 1984-1988
5
33
Y-Z, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5
34
Unidentified and Illegible, circa 1980-1995
5
35
Smith, Leon Polk, Oversized Letter, circa 1968-1972
Scanned with Box 5, F23
OV 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.