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Polly Thayer (Starr) papers, 1846-2008, bulk 1921-2008

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Series 9: Art Inventory , circa 1940-1999
4.6 Linear feet
Box 13-17

Art inventory records include 15 disbound binders of art inventory lists that include photographs and descriptions of artwork. The records represent art inventory at Polly Thayer's studio at 198 Beacon Street, Boston. Each page has a photograph of an artwork and its inventory number, along with descriptive information such as the title, dimensions, and medium. There are an additional four disbound binders of photographs of the same works of art.
There is also one folder of partial inventories of art which were originally scattered throughout the collection.
All of the art inventory and photographs catalogs were originally compiled and arranged by art consultant Wendy L. Swanton before the collection arrived at the archives. The order created by Wendy L. Swanton was retained.
The 15 disbound art inventory binders are arranged by inventory number, whereas the 4 photographs catalogs contain the same artwork arranged alphabetically by subject. The original subject headings for the photographs catalogs were retained. Some of the photographs in the photographs catalogs were kept in their plastic sleeves which had stickers that presumably indicate artwork that was sold or given away.
There is one folder of miscellaneous art inventories at the end of the series. These inventories were originally scattered throughout the collection and are unrelated to the disbound binders compiled by Swanton.
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Wendy Swanton's Inventory Location Key, circa 1990
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Disbound Book 1 Art Inventory, 1990.1-1990.50, 1990
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Disbound Book 1 Art Inventory, 1990.51-1990.100, 1990
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Disbound Book 1 Art Inventory, 1990.101-1990.150, 1990
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Disbound Book 2 Art Inventory, 1990.151-1990.200, 1990
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Disbound Book 2 Art Inventory, 1990.201-1990.250, 1990
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Disbound Book 2 Art Inventory, 1990.251-1990.300, 1990
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Disbound Book 3 Art Inventory, 1990.301-1990.350, 1990
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Disbound Book 3 Art Inventory, 1990.351-1990.400, 1990
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Disbound Book 3 Art Inventory, 1990.401-1990.450, 1990
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Disbound Book 4 Art Inventory, 1990.451-1990.500, 1990
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Disbound Book 4 Art Inventory, 1991.501-1991.550, 1991
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Disbound Book 4 Art Inventory, 1991.551-1991.600, 1991
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Disbound Book 5 Art Inventory, 1991.601-1991.650, 1991
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Disbound Book 5 Art Inventory, 1991.651-1991.700, 1991
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Disbound Book 5 Art Inventory, 1991.701-1991.750, 1991
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Disbound Book 6 Art Inventory, 1991.751-1991.800, 1991
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Disbound Book 6 Art Inventory, 1991.801-1991.850, 1991
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Disbound Book 6 Art Inventory, 1991.851-1991.900, 1991
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Disbound Book 7 Art Inventory, 1991.901-1991.950, 1991
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Disbound Book 7 Art Inventory, 1991.951-1991.1000, 1991
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Disbound Book 7 Art Inventory, 1991.1001-1991.1050, 1991
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Disbound Book 8 Art Inventory, 1991.1051-1992.1100, 1991-1992
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Disbound Book 8 Art Inventory, 1992.1101-1992.1150, 1992
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Disbound Book 8 Art Inventory, 1992.1151-1992.1200, 1992
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Disbound Book 9 Art Inventory, 1992.1201-1992.1250, 1992
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Disbound Book 9 Art Inventory, 1992.1251-1992.1300, 1992
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Disbound Book 9 Art Inventory, 1992.1301-1992.1350, 1992
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Photocopy of Disbound Book 10 Art Inventory, 1992
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Disbound Book 10 Art Inventory, 1992.1351-1992.1400, 1992
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Disbound Book 10 Art Inventory, 1992.1401-1992.1450, 1992
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Disbound Book 10 Art Inventory, 1992.1451-1992.1500, 1992
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Disbound Book 11 Art Inventory, 1992.1501-1992.1550, 1992
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Disbound Book 11 Art Inventory, 1992.1551-1992.1600, 1992
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Disbound Book 11 Art Inventory, 1992.1601-1992.1650, 1992
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Disbound Book 12 Art Inventory, 1992.1651-1992.1700, 1992
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Disbound Book 12 Art Inventory, 1992.1701-1993.1750, 1992-1993
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Disbound Book 12 Art Inventory, 1993.1751-1993.1800, 1993
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Disbound Book 13 Art Inventory, 1994.1851-1994.1900, 1994
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Disbound Book 13 Art Inventory, 1994.1901-1995.1950, 1994-1995
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Disbound Book 14 Art Inventory, 1995.1951-1995.2000, 1995
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Disbound Book 14 Art Inventory, 1995.2001-1996.2050, 1995-1996
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Disbound Book 14 Art Inventory, 1996.2051-1999.2100, 1996-1999
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Disbound Book 15 Art Inventory, 1999.2101-1999.2150, 1999
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Disbound Book 15 Art Inventory, 1999.2151-1999.2186, 1999
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume I: Abstract Paintings, 1990-1992
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume I: Animals - Cats, 1990
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume I: Animals - Cats, 1990-1992
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume I: Animals - Cats, 1992-1993
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume I: Animals - Cats, 1993-1995
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume I: Animals - Miscellaneous, 1990-1992
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume I: Animals - Miscellaneous, 1992
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume I: Animals - Miscellaneous, 1992-1996
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume I: Architecture, 1990-1995
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume I: Architecture - Boston, 1990-1995
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume II: Figure Studies, 1991-1992
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume II: Figure Studies, 1992
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume II: Figure Studies, 1992-1993
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume II: Figure Studies, 1994-1995
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume II: Figure Studies - Children, 1991
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume II: Figure Studies - Children, 1991-1992
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume III: Flowers, Plants , 1990
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume III: Flowers and Plants, 1990
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume III: Flowers and Plants, 1991-1996
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume III: Insects, 1990-1996
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume III: Interiors, 1990-1992
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume III: Landscapes - Watercolors and Paintings, 1990-1995
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume III: Landscapes - Drawings and Sketches, 1990-1995
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume III: Landscapes - Boston, 1990-1995
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume IV: Portraits of Women - Paintings , 1990-1995
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume IV: Portraits of Women - Drawings, 1990-1992
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume IV: Portraits of Women - Drawings, 1990-1992
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume IV: Portraits of Men, 1990-1995
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume IV: Seascape - Paintings, 1990-1995
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume IV: Seascape - Drawings, 1990-1995
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Disbound Photographs Catalog Volume IV: Still-Life, 1990-1995
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Miscellaneous Art Inventories, circa 1940-circa 1983
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