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Nicholas Wilder Gallery records, 1944-1984, bulk 1968-1979

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series:

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Series 1: Business Records , 1968-1978, 1980-1984, circa 1970s
(Box 1; 5 folders)

This series includes financial materials, lists of works of art and notes and memoranda. Although these materials are scattered, one may find information concerning the financial problems facing the gallery in the late 1970s. Financial documents from the James Corcoran Gallery are included although they post-date the Nicholas Wilder Gallery. Many documents from the James Corcoran Gallery still refer to that of Wilder. Also found are receipts and bills from various vendors and businesses. Notes and Memoranda folders include phone messages, hand-written notes, and unidentified sketches which probably represent gallery plans. One folder of notes are found on the backs of invitations to openings at the Nicholas Wilder Gallery.
Materials are arranged by date with undated materials at the end.
Description Container Select
Financial Material, 1968-1970, 1976-1978, circa 1970s
1
1
Financial Material -- James Corcoran Gallery, 1980-1984
1
2
Lists of Works of Art, before 1980
1
3
Notes and Memoranda (written on Nicholas Wilder Gallery invitations), circa 1970s
1
4
Notes and Memoranda, 1975, 1978, circa 1970s
1
5

Series 2: Correspondence , 1974-1981, circa 1970s
(Box 1; 4 folders)

This series includes scattered incoming letters and mailings as well as drafts of outgoing letters. Much of the outgoing correspondence is undated, hand-written, and only includes a first name. Also included are personal correspondence and biographical materials relating to Nicholas Wilder, theft notice mailings, and holiday cards.
Materials are arranged by date with undated materials at the end.
Description Container Select
Gallery Correspondence, 1974-1978, circa 1970s
1
6
Theft Notices -- Art Dealers Association of America, 1977-1978
1
7
Nicholas Wilder Personal Correspondence and Documents, 1977-1978, 1980-1981
1
8
Holiday Cards, 1977, circa 1970s
1
9

Series 3: Printed Material , 1976-1980, circa 1970s
(Box 1; 9 folders)

This series includes scattered brochures and catalogs advertising rare book and Sotheby's auctions, various business cards, Nicholas Wilder Gallery stationery, invitations to openings at other galleries, and one catalog of an exhibition at the Nicholas Wilder Gallery. Magazines and newspapers reflect Wilder's interests in cars and popular culture.
Materials are arranged by date with undated materials at the end.
Description Container Select
Brochures and Auction Catalogs, 1976-1980, circa 1970s
(2 folders)
1
10-11
Business Cards, circa 1970s
1
12
Exhibiton Catalog -- Nicholas Wilder Gallery, 1977
1
13
Invitations -- Other Galleries, 1977-1978, circa late 1970s
(2 folders)
1
14-15
Newspapers and Magazines, 1977-1978
(2 folders)
1
16-17
Stationery (blank), after 1969
1
18

Series 4: Artists Files , 1944-1984, circa late 1960s-1970s
(Box 1-3; 2 linear feet)

This series which comprises the bulk of the collection consists primarily of inventory cards arranged by name of artist that provide information on individual works of art shown at the Nicholas Wilder Gallery. There are also transparencies of the works of art. Both types of documents are arranged by artist.
The Artist Files series is arranged into 2 subseries:
  • Subseries 1: Inventory Cards, 1965-1984, circa 1970s
  • Subseries 2: Transparencies, 1944-1978, circa late 1960s-1970s
4.1: Inventory Cards, 1965-1984
This subseries is composed of inventory cards originating from the Nicholas Wilder Gallery. Each work of art received a card with an inventory date and accession number. These cards are arranged according to artist with unidentified artists at the end. Within each file, cards are arranged according to the year in which a work of art was brought into the gallery. Many of the cards are not complete but may include: title and date of the work, sales information, potential collectors, date of accession, and dimensions.
Description Container
Acton, Ario, 1974
1
19
Alexander, Peter, 1974
1
20
Almeida, Raymond, 1974, 1977
1
21
Altoon, John, 1965, 1972-1978
1
22
Arnoldi, Charles, 1973-1977
1
23
Avedisian, Edward, 1974-1975
1
24
Bachardy, Don, 1974-1977
1
25
Baer, Jo, 1973-1974
1
26
Baldwin, Gordon, 1977
1
27
Bannard, Darby, 1974, circa 1970s
1
28
Bell, Larry, 1977
1
29
Bengston, Billy Al, 1974
1
30
Berman, Wallace, 1974
1
31
Bradley, Peter, 1978
1
32
Bush, Jack, 1975, 1978
1
33
Christensen, Dan, 1974
1
34
Davis, Ron, 1973-1979
1
35
Davis, Stuart, 1974
1
36
De Maria, Walter, 1974
1
37
DeFrance, James, 1976
1
38
Delap, Tony, 1974-1978, circa 1970s
1
39
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1974
1
40
Eatherton, (Thomas), 1974
1
41
Francis, Sam, 1973-1978
(2 folders)
1
42-3
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1974-1976
1
44
Goddard, (?), 1974
1
45
Goode, Joe, 1974-1979
1
46
Goodnough, Robert, 1974, 1978, probably after 1974
1
47
Gorky, Arshile, 1975
1
48
Graham, Robert, 1973-1977
1
49
Graves, Morris, 1975-1976
1
50
Hall, Nigel, 1974
1
51
Helm, Robert, 1976-1978
1
52
Herms, George, 1973-1975, 1977-1978
1
53
Hockney, David, 1974, 1976-1977
1
54
Hofmann, Hans, 1973, 1975
1
55
Holland, Tom, 1973-1979
2
1
Hoyland, John, 1973, 1975, circa 1970s
2
2
Krushenick, Nicholas, 1974
2
3
Lachaise, Gaston, 1976
2
4
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1976
2
5
Lieberman, Alexander, 1977
2
6
Louis, Morris, 1977
2
7
Martin, Agnes, 1973-1975, circa 1970s
2
8
McCollum, Allan, 1973-1976
2
9
McCracken, John, 1974-1977
2
10
McDermott, Mo, 1977
2
11
Moses, Ed, 1973-1974, 1978, circa 1970s
2
12
Murray, Clark, 1974
2
13
Murrill, Gwynn, 1977-1978
2
14
Nauman, Bruce, 1973-1978
2
15
Noland, Kenneth, 1975
2
16
Okamura, (Arthur), 1974
2
17
Olitski, Jules, 1973-1975, 1977
2
18
Pettit, William, 1974-1975
2
19
Poons, Larry, 1974
2
20
Price, Kenneth, 1973-1975, circa 1970s
2
21
Prockter, Patrick, 1974
2
22
Raciti, Cheri(e), 1975, 1977
2
23
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1975, after 1974
2
24
Smith, Alexis, 1977-1978
2
25
Smith, Richard, 1976, 1978
2
26
Snyder, Joan, 1978
2
27
Sorensen, Don, 1975-1979
2
28
Spence, Andrew, 1974, 1976-1977
2
29
Stanzack, Julian, 1974
2
30
Stein, Louis, 1974
2
31
Todd, Michael, 1976
2
32
Torres, Horacio, 1975
2
33
Tuttle, Richard, 1975
2
34
Twombly, Cy, 1974, 1976
2
35
Westerman, H.C., 1974
2
36
Williams, Guy, 1974
2
37
Williams, William Thomas, around 1970
2
38
Wright, Stanton McDonald, 1976
2
39
Yokomi, Richard, 1973-1976, 1978, circa 1970s
2
40
Zecher, Peter, 1974-1975, 1977-1978
2
41
Unknown Artist(s), 1974, 1984
2
42
4.2: Transparencies, 1944-1978, circa late 1960s-1970s
This subseries consists of photographic transparencies of works of art. Presumably, the Nicholas Wilder Gallery showed these works. Transparencies are arranged by name of artist. Dates are determined by the date written on the card which is probably the year during which the work of art was created.
Description Container
Alexander, Peter, 1968, circa late 1960s
2
43
Altoon, John, 1966, 1968, circa late 1960s
2
44
Arnoldi, Charles, 1974, 1977-1978, circa 1970s
2
45
Avedisian, Edward, circa 1970s
2
46
Bachardy, Don, 1974, circa 1970s
2
47
Baer, Jo, 1961-1962, 1971-1972, circa 1970s
2
48
Bengston, Billy Al, 1971-1972, 1974
2
49
Brice, William, 1976, circa 1970s
2
50
Bush, Jack, 1969, circa late 1960s
2
51
Christensen, Dan, 1972, 1974, circa 1970s
2
52
Davis, (?), 1968-1969
2
53
DeFrance, James, 1973, circa 1970s
2
54
Delap, Tony, 1978
2
55
Denman, (?), circa 1960s-1970s
2
56
Francis, Sam, 1973-1974, circa 1970s
2
57
Goodnough, Robert, 1970, circa 1970s
2
58
Graham, Robert, 1971-1973, circa 1970s
2
59
Graves, Morris, circa 1970s
2
60
Gustin, Phillip, circa 1970s
2
61
Herms, George, 1973
2
62
Hockney, David, 1976, circa 1970s
2
63
Hofmann, Hans, 1944
2
64
Holland, Tom, 1973-1977, circa 1970s
2
65
McCollum, Allan, 1972, 1974, circa 1970s
2
66
McCracken, John, 1974, 1976, circa 1970s
3 (hol)
1
McLaughlin, John, 1946, 1956-1959, 1962-1963, 1971, 1973-1974
3 (hol)
2
Murrill, Gwynn, 1975-1977
3 (hol)
3
Nauman, Bruce, 1966, 1973-1974, circa 1960s-1970s
3 (hol)
4
Olitski, Jules, 1968, circa late 1960s or 1970s
3 (hol)
5
Olsen, R., 1968
3 (hol)
6
Pettit, William, 1968, circa late 1960s
3 (hol)
7
Raciti, Cherie, 1972-1975
3 (hol)
8
Smith, Alexis, 1977
3 (hol)
9
Snyder, Joan, 1972, 1974, circa 1970s
3 (hol)
10
Torres, Horatio, 1974
3 (hol)
11
Yokomi, Richard, 1969, 1972-1973, 1975-1976
3 (hol)
12
Zecher, Peter, 1973-1974
3 (hol)
13
Unidentified Artist(s), circa 1960s-1970s
3 (hol)
14

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