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Samuel Wagstaff papers, 1932-1985

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 5 series.

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Series 1: Correspondence , 1932-1986
(Boxes 1-3, 8, OV 9-10; 2.5 linear ft.)

This series is arranged as 2 subseries. Correspondence in each subseries is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
  • 1.1: Correspondence with Artists and Others, 1932-1975
  • 1.2: Correspondence Concerning Photography, 1957-1985
1.1: Correspondence with Artists and Others, 1932-1986
This subseries consists almost exclusively of incoming letters with a few carbon copies of Wagstaff's outgoing letters. There are a large number of illustrated letters, and many letters have printed items, photographs, and artwork as attachments.
Correspondence is with artists and others such as curators, arts organizations, galleries, and museums. The series reflects the diversity of contemporary American art and includes letters from individuals associated with the abstract expressionist, Fluxus, pop, earth, conceptual, and minimalist art movements. Wagstaff's importance as a collector and curator and his generosity to, and interest in, artists is evident from the large number of invitations to view and critique work, requests for fellowship and grant recommendations, and thank you notes from artists to whom he extended financial or moral support. Among the most prolific correspondents found here are: Dan Basen, George Brecht, James Lee Byars, Walter de Maria, Mark Di Suvero, Albert Fine, Dan Flavin, Ann Halprin, Grace Hartigan, Charles James, Philip Johnson, Ray Johnson, Doreen and Robert Manning, Agnes Martin, Gordon Newton, Claes Oldenburg, Ad Reinhardt, Dieter Rot, Alan Saret, Richard Tuttle, May Wilson, and Andy Warhol. Items of note are James Lee Byars's letters, many of which are extremely large and written on unusual surfaces such as clear plastic and pink toilet tissue, and a letter from Thomas Hart Benton that describes the early work of Jackson Pollock. Also included are many illustrated letters and examples of mail art. Some of the Byars letters could not be digitized due to their extreme size.
Description Container
Abish, Cecile - Balkin, Steve, 1932-1984, undated
  • Abish, Cecile
  • Acconci, Vito
  • Albers, Josef and Anni
  • Alexander, William H.
  • Alley, Ronald
  • Alternative Press
  • Anadine [?]
  • Andre, Carl
  • Artists Against the Expressway
  • Artists Equity Association of New York, Inc.
  • Artworkers Coalition
  • Audouin, R.
  • Avery, Milton
  • B., Timothy
  • Babee, Victor
  • Balkin, Steve
  • Balloon Newspaper (see: Kleinsmith, Bruce and Phillip Silbert)
1
1
Basen, Dan, 1962-1969, undated
(2 folders)
1
2-3
Benton, Thomas Hart - Bolles, Robert, 1962-1971, undated
  • Benton, Thomas Hart
  • Berg, Harriet
  • Bissinger, Karl
  • Bolles, Robert
1
4
Brecht, George, 1962-1964, undated
1
5
Brodie, Gandy - Bultman, Fritz, 1962-1964, undated
  • Brodie, Gandy
  • Brussez, Casell
  • Bultman, Fritz
1
6
Byars, James Lee, 1963-1977, undated
(9 folders; see also: Box 8 and OV 9-10; partially scanned)
1
7-15
Caesar, Doris - deKooning, Elaine, 1961-1971, undated
  • Caesar, Doris
  • Calcagno, Larry
  • Carter, Will
  • Castell, Leo
  • Chauvelin, Jean
  • Collins, R.
  • Crampton, Rollin
  • Cudahy, William
  • Cumming, Robert C.
  • Cunningham, Merce
  • deKooning, Elaine
1
16
De Maria, Walter, 1964-1972
1
17
DeNiro, Bob - Dienes, Sam, 1962-1971, undated
  • DeNiro, Bob
  • Denison, Mary
  • Diamondstein, Barbaralee D.
  • Dienes, Sam
1
18
Di Suvero, Mark 1962-1966
1
19
Dowden, Jerry - Etherington, Thea, 1932-1970, undated
  • Dowden, Jerry
  • Duchamp, Marcel
  • Duncan, Tom
  • Dwan Gallery
  • Edgerly, Josh
  • Edlich, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore J., Jr.
  • Edwards, James
  • Eilshemius, Louis (to Rev. Kelly)
  • Eisenhauer, Lou
  • Emanuel, Jerry
  • Esneon, Rosa
  • Etherington, Thea
1
20
Fine, Albert M., 1965-1971
1
21
Fischbach Gallery - Fitzhugh, J. Perry, 1963-1971
  • Fischbach Gallery
  • Fitzhugh, J. Perry
1
22
Flavin, Dan, 1963-1969
1
23
Fogg Art Museum - Hague, Raoul, 1962-1980, undated
  • Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
  • Freedman, Lewis
  • Fulbright, J. W.
  • Gabo, Naum
  • Geldzahler, Henry
  • Geoffrey, Jawaid Iqbal
  • Gerber, Toni
  • Gerhard, Gary
  • Gernreich, Rudi
  • Gill, George
  • Ginnever, Chuck
  • Goldowsky, Noah
  • Goosen, Eugene
  • Green Gallery
  • Green, Samuel
  • Guggenheim, Peggy
  • Guston, Philip
  • Hague, Raoul
1
24
Halprin, Ann, 1963-1967
1
25
Hartigan, Grace, 1963-1967
1
26
Hay, Deborah - Jacobson, Helen, 1962-1970, undated
  • Hay, Deborah
  • Hayes, David
  • Heatherington, Frances
  • Hennessy, Timothy
  • Herms, George
  • Hess, John
  • Higgins, Richard C.
  • Hillman, Kay
  • Hiroshige
  • Hochman, Murray
  • Hollander, John
  • Holmes, Arlaine
  • Horwitt, Will
  • Hoving, Thomas
  • Howe, Nelson
  • Hudt, Bob
  • Indianapolis Art League Foundation
  • Isobe, Yukihisa
  • Jacobson, Helen
1
27
James, Charles, 1961-1964
1
28
Johnson, Philip, 1964-1967
1
29
Johnson, Ray, 1960-1965
(3 folders)
1
30-32
Johnson, Ray, 1966-1983
(3 folders)
2
1-3
Johnstone, Jill - Kent, William, 1962-1970, undated
  • Johnstone, Jill
  • Judd, Donald
  • Kallmann, Gerhard
  • Kaprow, Allan
  • Karp, Ivan
  • Katzen, Lila
  • Kaufman, Don
  • Kelly, Ellsworth
  • Kent, William
2
4
Kleinsmith, Bruce and Phillip Siebert ( The Balloon Newspaper), 1970-1971, undated
(2 folders)
2
5-6
Koch, Karl - Lytle, Richard, 1962-1971
  • Koch, Karl
  • Kochno, Boyi
  • Koutroulis, Aris
  • Krasner, Lee
  • Lane, Alvin S.
  • Lichtenstein, Roy
  • Lindsay, John V.
  • Lowry, Bruce
  • Lytle, Richard
2
7
Magar, Anthony - Mamson, Charlie, 1961-1964, undated
  • Magar, Anthony
  • Malabin, Dr. and Mrs. Burnett
  • Mallary, Robert
  • Mamson, Charlie
2
8
Manning, Doreen and Robert, 1962-1965
2
9
Markopoulos Gregory J. - Marlowe, Alan, 1964, undated
2
10
Martin, Agnes 1968-1973
2
11
Mazelow Gallery - Montez, Mario, 1962-1971, undated
  • Mazelow Gallery
  • McCoy, Sanford
  • McFadden, Elizabeth
  • McIntosh, Michael
  • Mellon, Paul
  • Metznik
  • Michael, David
  • Middleman, Raoul
  • Millonzi, Victor
  • Montez, Mario
2
12
Morris, Robert, 1962-1970
2
13
Mouse, Stanley - Newman, Barnett, 1963-1971, undated
  • Mouse, Stanley
  • Murphy, Greg
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Myers, John Bernard
  • Nakian, Robert
  • Nesbitt, Lowell
  • Nevelson, Mike and Flo
  • New Britain Development Commission, Design Review Committee
  • Newman, Barnett
2
14
Newton, Gordon, 1970-1973, undated
2
15
New York City, Department of Parks - Oenslager, Donald, 1964-1970, undated
  • New York City, Department of Parks
  • Noguchi, Isamu
  • Nozynski, John H.
  • Oenslager, Donald
2
16
Oldenburg, Claes, 1962-1971
2
17
Ono, Yoko - Parsons, Harold Woodbury, 1963-1969, undated
  • Ono, Yoko
  • Orr, David
  • Ortman, George
  • Paik, Nam June
  • Parker, Ray
  • Parsons, Betty
  • Parsons, Harold Woodburry
2
18
Pasadena Art Museum - Prentice, David, 1962-1971
  • Pasadena Art Museum
  • Pavie, Martine
  • Perrey, Beati
  • Petersburg Press
  • Pollock, Ann
  • Porter, Fairfield
  • Prentice, David
2
19
Rackliffe, Howard - Reid, Terry, 1964-1971
  • Rackliffe, Howard
  • Ranier, Yvonne
  • Read, A.
  • Rebay, Hilla V.
  • Reichard, Stephen B.
  • Reid, Terry
2
20
Reinhardt, Ad 1966-1967, undated
2
21
Rezial [?], Jeanne - Rosenblum, Robert, 1962-1972, undated
  • Rezial [?], Jeanne
  • Robbins, Danny and Genie
  • Robbins, Matthew L. ("Pop")
  • Rose, Barbara
  • Rosenboom, David
  • Rosenblum, Robert
2
22
Rot, Diter, 1967
2
23
Ruscha, Ed - Santon, Chuck, 1965-1971, undated
  • Ruscha, Ed
  • Sabol, Audrey
  • Sandback, Fred
  • Santon, Chuck
2
24
Saret, Allan, 1971-1973
2
25
Scanga, Italo - Smith, David, 1962-1970, undated
  • Scanga, Italo
  • Schapiro, Meyer
  • Schatz Little Green Books
  • Schneemann, Carolee
  • Scull, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C.
  • Shapiro, David
  • Shelter Enterprises
  • Sidney Janis Gallery
  • Siebert, Phillip (see: Kleinsmith, Bruce and Phillip Siebert)
  • Shipman, Mary
  • Simonis, Paul
  • Smith, Anthony
  • Smith, David
2
26
Solomon, Sidney R. - Tremaine, Emily, 1963-1971, undated
  • Solomon, Sidney R.
  • Staffaldt, Marianne
  • Stankiewicz, Richard
  • Starkey, Alexander
  • Steinweg, Klara
  • Stephen, Rudi
  • Stocker, Walter
  • Stocklander
  • Streeter, Tal
  • Strider, Marjorie
  • Sugarman, George
  • Sullivan, William J.
  • Swenson, G.
  • Sybil Shearer Company
  • Tamm, Patrick
  • Thomas, Peter
  • Tremaine, Emily
2
27
Tuttle, Richard, 1962-1986, undated
(2 folders)
2
28-29
Tversky, Leonard - Von Schlegell, David, 1962-1971, undated
  • Tversky, Leonard
  • Tyler, R.
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • Universal Limited Art Editions
  • Updike, John
  • Urban, Reva
  • Vicente, Esteban
  • Vilcesu, Cornelia
  • Von Schlegell, David
2
30
Wadowski, Diane - Wardlaw, George, 1963-1964, undated
  • Wadowski, Diane
  • Waldrop, Keith
  • Wallace, Gerald
  • Wardlaw, George
2
31
Warhol, Andy, 1970, undated
2
32
Waterman, Doug - Whitman, Robert, 1955-1970, undated
  • Waterman, Doug
  • Watts, Robert
  • Westerman, H. C.
  • Weyand, Richard
  • Whitman, Robert
2
33
Wilson, May, 1963-1965
2
34
Wise, Howard - Zeidenberg, Olaf, Group Signature, 1963-1970, undated
  • Wise, Howard
  • Wolff, Christian
  • Wood, Charles B., III
  • Young, La Monte
  • Zawisa, Bernard
  • Zazeela, Marian
  • Zeidenberg, Olaf
  • Group Signature
2
35
Unsigned, 1970, undated
2
36
Illegible, 1962-1971, undated
2
37
Unknown, A-Z, 1957-1971, undated
  • Adrian
  • Alain
  • Bell
  • Billy and Ogden
  • D. K.
  • David
  • Deborah, David, Savannah
  • Ellen
  • Ellie
  • Hooaf [?]
  • J. H.
  • Jim
  • John
  • Judy
  • Michael
  • T. S.
  • Tom
2
38
Oversized Byars, James Lee, undated
(see also Box 1 F7-15)
8 (sol)
1
Oversized Byars, James Lee, 1968, undated
(see also Box 1 F7-15; partially scanned)
OV 9
Oversized Byars, James Lee, undated
(see also Box 1 F7-15; partially scanned)
OV 10
1.2: Correspondence concerning Photography, 1957-1985
Correspondence concerning photography is primarily of a routine nature and consists mainly of letters from photographers, photographic dealers, and curators. With one exception, all letters from Ansel Adams are photocopies.
Description Container
Adams, Ansel - Averell, William H., 1957-1985, undated
  • Adams, Ansel
  • Afterimage
  • Agnoli, Kathleen
  • A.I.R. Gallery
  • Alexander, Nina
  • Allen, John
  • American Federation of Arts
  • American Photographer
  • American Society of Appraisers
  • Andrews, Mary Ellen
  • Apeiron Workshops, Inc.
  • Aperture
  • Armstrong, Tom
  • Art and Antiques
  • Artforum
  • Art in America
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Artists in the City
  • ARTtnews
  • Arts Commission of the City of Detroit
  • Arts Council of Great Britain
  • Askin, Lucille Bunin
  • Auer, Anna
  • Auerbacher, Dominique
  • Australian National Gallery
  • Averell, William H.
2
39
Badger, Gerry - Byhart [?], Mark, 1974-1984, undated
  • Badger, Gemy
  • Baker, Krystyna
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Bankhead, Judy
  • Bard College
  • Baron, Steve
  • Barron, Susan
  • Basilico, Gabriele
  • Beaton, Cecil
  • Beckwith, Carol
  • Bell, Deborah
  • Bell Editions
  • Ben-David, Aaron
  • Benton-Harris, John
  • Berman, Zeke
  • Bernstein, M.
  • Bertha Urdang Gallery
  • Betsch, William
  • Bishop, Jim
  • Bishop, Robert C.
  • Block, G.
  • Block, Helen
  • Bloom, Phillip
  • Blos, Stephen
  • Blue Sky, Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
  • Blue Swan Gallery
  • Bondi, Inge
  • Bootz, Antoine
  • Brewer, Caldwell
  • Brigidi, Stephen
  • Brooks, Ellen
  • Brooks Jackson Gallery Iolas
  • Brown, Lawrie ( see : Dawson, Robert and Lawrie Brown)
  • Brown, Robert L.
  • Brown University
  • Buck, Ken
  • Buckland, David
  • Buscaglia Castellani Art Gallery
  • Byhart [?], Mark
2
40
California Book Auction Co. - Curtis Art Project, 1975-1984
  • California Book Auction Co.
  • Callaway Editions
  • Canadian Center for Architecture
  • Capa, Cornell
  • Carl Siembab Gallery of Photography
  • Caslin, Jean
  • Castelli, Leo (see: Judson, Bill and Leo Castelli)
  • Cavanagh, John P.
  • Center for International Studies
  • Charles Apfelbaum Books
  • Charles P. Wood III, Antiquarian Bookseller
  • Charlesmith [?], Sarah
  • Christie's (London)
  • Chrysler Museum
  • Cialdella, Gary
  • Clatworthy Colorvues
  • Clergue, Lucien
  • Clift, William
  • Clough, Charlie
  • Cohain, Yossaif
  • Collectors' Center
  • Complete Book of Photographers
  • Conniff, Gregory
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum
  • Cooper, Thomas Joshua
  • Copland, Aaron
  • Cox, Henry
  • Cratsley, Bruce
  • Imogen Cunningham Trust (see also: Friends of Imogen Cunningham)
  • Curtis Art Project
2
41
Da Capo Press, Inc. - Estabrook Reed, 1976-1985, undated
  • Da Capo Press, Inc.
  • Daitz, Howard C.
  • David Lawrence Bauman, Bookseller
  • Davies, Bevan
  • Davies, Thomas L.
  • Davis, Douglas
  • Dawson, Robert and Lawrie Brown
  • Dayton, Sue
  • De La Peña Books
  • De Lellis, Keith Douglas
  • de Monzi, Piero
  • Desvergnes, Alain
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Dewan, Janet
  • Diamondstein, Barbaralee
  • Diniz, Pepe
  • Dixon, Penelope A.
  • Donovan, Kevin
  • Dotter, Earl
  • Eaton/Shoen Gallery
  • Edith C. Blum Art Institute
  • Elisofon, Elin
  • Elsie Meyer Gallery
  • Enos, Chris
  • Estabrook, Reed
2
42
Falk, Peter - Frizot, Michel, 1979-1984, undated
  • Falk, Peter
  • Famous Posters International, Inc.
  • Farbman, Suzy
  • Fay Gold Gallery
  • Feiler, Jo Alison
  • Ferguson, Larry S.
  • Field, Dick
  • Fogel, Harris
  • Fogg Art Museum
  • Font, Paul and John Ritchie
  • Ford, Charles Henri
  • Ford, Colin
  • Ford Foundation
  • Fraenkel Gallery
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • Frazer, Jim
  • Freidus/Ordlover Gallery, Inc.
  • Friends of Imogene Cunningham (see also: Imogen Cunningham Trust)
  • Friends of Photography
  • Frizot, Michel
2
43
Galerie Fiolet - Gurner, Fred, 1975-1983, undated
  • Galerie Fiolet
  • Galerie Gmurzynska
  • Galerie Max Hetzler
  • Gallery Nature Morte
  • Gallery of World Photography Project
  • Gates, Jeffrey S.
  • Gelabert, Edgar
  • Gelpke, André
  • George Robert Minkoff, Inc.
  • Gettner, Noah
  • Goode, Paul B.
  • Gottheim, Lary
  • Gozu, Masao
  • Granada Television Limited
  • Graphics International Ltd.
  • G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Inc.
  • Gray, W. Brooke
  • Greathouse, T.
  • Gurner, Fred
2
44
Halus, Siegfried - Iverson, Brad, 1971-1985, undated
  • Halus, Sigfried
  • Hambourg, Maria
  • Harbutt, Charles
  • Harm Bouckaert Gallery
  • Harold Reed Gallery
  • Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc.
  • Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • Harwey, Thom
  • Hass, Kevin
  • Haworth-Booth, Mark
  • Hayes, David
  • Hayes, Maryanne
  • Helter, Sylviane
  • Henle, Jan
  • Hetzler, Max
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Hochmann, John L.
  • Hollander, Michael S.
  • Hopps, Walter
  • Hoshour Gallery
  • Hovland, Charles
  • Howard Ricketts, Limited
  • Howard S. Mott, Inc.
  • Hulick, Diane
  • Hulsey, Charles
  • Hyde, Scott
  • Hyman, Roger
  • IBM Gallery of Science and Art
  • Idea Books
  • International Center for Photography
  • Iverson, Brad
2
45
Jacobs, David A. - Kurzner, Lisa, 1975-1984, undated
  • Jacobs, David A.
  • Jaeger, Stefan de
  • Jammes, André
  • Jargon Society, Inc.
  • Jeffers, Jack
  • Jeffersen, J. W.
  • Joan Perkal Books
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
  • John Weber Gallery
  • Jones, Edward Powis
  • Jones, Peter C.
  • Jones, Renee
  • Judson, Bill and Leo Castellli
  • Juracek, Jan
  • Jurka, Rob
  • Kaplan, Albert
  • Kaplan, Daile
  • Karnick, Irwin
  • Kathleen Ewing Gallery (see also: Quindacqua, Ltd.)
  • Katz, Leandro
  • Keyes, Donald D.
  • Kilian, Karl
  • Kimmel/Cohn Photography Arts
  • Kingston, Rodger R.
  • Koch, Lewis
  • Kolbert, Frank
  • Konetzni, Al
  • Koopman, Rick
  • Kopp, Joel
  • Korn, Pearl
  • Kouwenhoven, John
  • Kraft, Steven
  • Kunsthaus Zürich
  • Kurzner, Lisa
2
46
L., Tom - Lyon, Mark, 1975-1984, undated
  • L. Tom
  • Laffaire, Jean-Jacques
  • Last, Yong-Hee
  • Laufer, Susan B.
  • Laurence G. Miller, Inc.
  • Laviosa, Angelo
  • Leatherdale, Marcus
  • Lebe, David
  • Ledel Gallery
  • Lehr, Janet
  • Lerner, Norman
  • Levin, Janice
  • Levin, Robert J.
  • Levine, Henriette and Neal
  • Levy, Gérard
  • Levy, Vibeke
  • Libourel, André-Jean
  • Life
  • Light
  • Lindemann, Edward
  • Lindroth, Linda
  • Linn, Judy
  • Lockwood, Maurice de F.
  • Lorenz, Richard
  • Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies
  • Loykovna, Barbara
  • Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc.
  • Lunn, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hyatt, Jr.
  • Lynne, Jill
  • Lyon, Mark
3
1
MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. - Myers, Steve, 1975-1983, undated
  • MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Magalhaes, Bernardo T. S.
  • Mahon, Robert
  • Male, Lee
  • Maloney, Peyton P.
  • Mander, Simon
  • Mapplethorpe, Robert
  • Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery
  • Marlborough Gallery, Inc.
  • Marmaras, John
  • Marsh, Caryl
  • Marshall, Nancy
  • Mayer, Grace
  • Mc ? [illegible], M.
  • McCabe, John
  • McHugh, R. J.
  • McIntosh, M.
  • McKenzie, Michael
  • Menses
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Metzner, Sheila
  • Millea, Tom
  • Miller, John R.
  • Mock, Richard
  • Mondale, Joan Adams
  • Moers, Denny
  • Mones, Arthur
  • Monroe, Henry
  • Moore, Bette
  • Moore, Linda K.
  • Muir, Douglas
  • Museo del Barrio
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Myers, Steve
3
2
Nabors, Barbara - Ott, R., 1975-1984, undated
  • Nabors, Barbara
  • National Artists' Alliance Inc.
  • National Association of Photographic Manufacturers, Inc.
  • National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
  • National Portrait Gallery, London
  • Neikrug Press
  • Neuberger Museum
  • Neusüss, Floris M.
  • New School Art Center, Collectors Institute
  • New York Historical Society
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York Photo District News
  • New York Public Library
  • New York University
  • New York University, Grey Art Gallery
  • New York University, Photo Center Gallery
  • Nexus, Inc.
  • Nexus Press
  • Nicholas F. Rizzo Fine Arts
  • Nilsen, Beate
  • Norman, Dorothy
  • Northlight
  • North Pointe Gallery
  • Norton, Russell
  • Okuhara, Tetsu
  • Okuhn, Jenny
  • Olympus Centre
  • Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts (see: Blue Sky Gallery)
  • Orraca, Jose
  • Ostapeck, Lady
  • Ostier, André
  • Otfinowski, Nanata
  • Ott, R.
3
3
Pace/MacGill - Prossman, Nancy, 1975-1984, undated
  • Pace/MacGill
  • Parr [?], Richard
  • Past and Present Gallery
  • Peregrine Smith, Inc.
  • Peters, Susan Dodge
  • Peterson, Anne E.
  • Le Petit Journal
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Phoenix Gallery
  • Photographers' Gallery
  • Photographic Gallery, University of Southampton
  • Photography - Art and Investment
  • Photography Gallery
  • Pollard, Richard O.
  • Popular Photography
  • Porter, Allan
  • Portfolio
  • Portico
  • Prashanta, Nirgrantha
  • Preservation Publishing Company
  • Privitera, Pietro
  • Professional Photographers of America, Inc.
  • Professional Women Photographers, Inc.
  • Prossman, Nancy
3
4
Quimby, William Floyd - Rosenthal, Richard, 1974-1983, undated
  • Quimby, William Floyd
  • Quindacqua, Ltd. (see also Kathleen Ewing Gallery)
  • Quitslund, Toby
  • R., George
  • Rafast, Saam
  • Rasmus, David
  • Reese, Michael, II
  • Reeve, Catherine (Kitty)
  • Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Palais du Louvre
  • Revlon
  • Reynolds, Jock
  • RFG Publishing Inc.
  • Richards, Eugene
  • Richardson, Brigid R.
  • Rick Webster Photographic Arts and Services
  • Rinhart, George R.
  • Ritchie, John (see: Font, Paul and John Ritchie)
  • Robert Freidus Gallery, Inc.
  • Robert Miller Gallery, Inc.
  • Robert Schoelkopf Gallery
  • Robinson, David
  • Rodman, Don
  • Rosen, Nancy
  • Rosenthal, Richard
3
5
Ross, Charles - Ruspoli, A., 1971-1985, undated
  • Ross, Charles
  • Roth, Joan
  • Rouse, Dot
  • Rudolph, Nancy
  • Rufflé, Jean-Jacques
  • Rupp, Sheron
  • Ruspoli, A.
3
6
Salford 80 - Sixth London Photograph Fair, 1975-1984, undated
  • Salford 80
  • Salloum, Jayce
  • Sammlung Fotografis Länderbank
  • Sandrow, Hope
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Sasgen, Peter
  • S. A. Shapiro Research Corporation
  • Scheinman, Alan
  • Schlowsky, Francis
  • Schoenfeld, Diana
  • Schwartz, A.
  • Scimé, Giuliana
  • Scriptorium
  • Seltzer, Kathleen
  • Shannon, Tom
  • Shapazian, Robert
  • Shapiro, Sid
  • Shiebe, Mart H.
  • Shiraoka, Jun
  • Silver Bullett Gallery, Inc.
  • Simon Gallery
  • Sinsbaugh, Art
  • Sixth London Photograph Fair
3
7
Smith, Keith A. - Svendsen, Karina E., 1975-1983, undated
  • Smith, Keith A.
  • Smith, Mia
  • Smith, Michael
  • Smith, Stephen
  • Solomon, Rosalind
  • Sotheby's Belgravia
  • Sotheby's, New York
  • Space
  • Staller, Eric
  • Starr, Ron
  • Stephen White Gallery of Photography, Inc.
  • Stephenson, David M.
  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
  • Stern
  • Stern, John
  • Stern, Marilyn, Andrew and Shirley Goodman
  • Stevens, Bruno
  • Stock Imagery
  • Stolwein, Walter
  • Stone, Bill
  • Stone, Marly
  • Stretch, Bonnie Barrett
  • Sunday Times, London
  • Super, Gary Lu
  • Susan Harder Gallery
  • Susan Spiritus Gallery, Inc.
  • Sussman, Leonard
  • Svendsen, Karina E.
3
8
Texbraun - Uptown Center Hull House Association, 1975-1984, undated
  • Texbraun
  • Thackrey and Robertson
  • Thames and Hudson, Ltd.
  • Thorne-Thomsen, Ruth
  • Tice, George A.
  • Tighe, Michael
  • Traub, Willard
  • Tucker, Jean S.
  • Tvorik, Stephen J.
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Texas Press
  • Uptown Center Hull House Association
3
9
Vallarno, Gabrielle - von Matthiessen, Maria, 1976-1984, undated
  • Vallarno, Gabrielle
  • Van der Zee
  • Van Piper, Peter
  • Varnedoe, Kirk
  • Vermont Crossroads Press
  • View Press, Inc.
  • Viking Press Inc.
  • Vikki Ericks Associates
  • Village Cry
  • Vision Gallery of Photography
  • Visual Arts Research and Resource Center Relating to the Caribbean
  • Vogt, Christian
  • Vogue
  • Vonga, Maurice
  • von Matthiessen, Maria
3
10
Wadsworth Atheneum - Worth, Don, 1974-1984, undated
  • Wadsworth Atheneum
  • Wallace, Brenda
  • Wallen, Don
  • Walter, Paul F.
  • Walter Reuben, Inc.
  • Watari, Shizuko
  • Wehrer, Anne
  • Weideman, Ryan
  • Weidge, Paula
  • Weiner, Hilary
  • Weiner, Jane
  • Weinrich, James D.
  • Weinstein, Frank
  • Weissman, Naomi
  • Wendkos, Gina
  • Western Canada Pictorial Index
  • Weston, Neil
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Wildbank, Charles
  • Wilkinson, Wilk
  • Wilks, Harry
  • Wilsey Rare Books
  • Winkler, Helen
  • Winter, Clark
  • Witkin, Joel-Peter
  • Wood, Brian
  • Worth, Don
3
11
Yale Unversity Art Gallery - Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, 1974-1985, undated
  • Yale University Art Gallery
  • Yale University Art Gallery, Friends of American Arts at Yale
  • Yarlow/Salzman Gallery
  • Yoder, Janica
  • Young, Jim
  • Zabriskie Gallery
  • Zeitlin and ver Brugge Booksellers
  • Zetterstrom, Tom
  • Zimmerman
  • Zola/Lieberman Gallery
3
12
Illegible, 1976-1984, undated
3
13
Unidentified (enclosures separated from letters), 1967-1975, undated
3
14
Unknown, 1964-1985, undated
  • Addison
  • B.
  • Ben
  • Bernard ( see also: Gabriel and Bernard)
  • Bill
  • Bob
  • Carloh
  • Carlton
  • Charlie
  • Colin
  • David and [illegible]
  • Dick
  • Elinor
  • Elinor and Joey
  • Elizabeth
  • François and Gérard
  • Gabriel and Bernard
  • Gary
  • George
  • Grace
  • Harvey
  • Holly
  • J.
  • Jim
  • Justin
  • Max
  • Michael
  • Peter
  • Richard
  • Robert
  • Rosalinde
  • Royal
  • Rudolf
  • Ruth
  • Scott
  • Ted
  • Tom
  • Warren
3
15
Unsigned, 1976, undated
3
16

Series 2: Writings , 1961-1983
(Box 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Writings by Wagstaff consist of "Looking at Modern Art" prepared for the Trinity College Reading Program, and an untitled piece about mulitiplicity in art. Among the authors represented are Bruce Bennard, Henry Geldzahler, and Bonnie Barrett Stretch.
Writings are arranged alphabetically by author.
Description Container Select
Artists' Statements, 1961-1980
3
17
Manuscripts
Bennard, Bruce, "The Photographer Rediscovered,", undated
3
18
Demarco, Richard, "A Month in Orbit,", undated
3
19
Geldzahler, Henry, "Pop Art,", undated
3
20
Sommer, Fred and Alexander Jamison, "Pictorial Logic," Talk at Corcoran Symposium, 1978
3
21
Stretch, Bonnie Barrett, "Collecting Photographs: Questions of Art and Commerce,", undated
3
22
Wagstaff, Samuel J., Jr., "Looking at Modern Art," Trinity College Reading Program, undated
3
23
Wagstaff, Samuel J., Jr., Untitled, undated
3
24
Unknown, "Continuity and Change at Hartford,", undated
3
25
Unknown, "Photographic Portraits" (outline and draft of introduction, with illustrations), 1974
3
26
Notes, undated
3
27
Poem - Unknown, "The Will,", undated
3
28
Project/Exhibition Proposals (Lisette Model: "The Visual Arts at Black Mountain College"), undated
3
29
Reminiscences/Obituaries (Jaacob Deschin, Lisette Model), 1983
3
30

Series 3: Miscellaneous Papers and Artifacts , 1970s-1980s
(Boxes 3, 8; 0.2 linear ft.)

This series consists of a small amount of artwork, artist resumes, and a costume that consists of a stuffed devil's tail and two red silk caps connected by a long sash and stored in a matching bag.
Additional artwork, résumes, and some small artifacts may be found attached to correspondence in Series 1: Correspondence.
Description Container Select
Artifact, undated
(Not scanned)
3
31
Artwork
Drawings by Bruce Kleinsmith, undated
(see: box 8)
3
32
Print by Harold Paris, 1978
3
33
Resumes (A-Z), 1970s-1980s
(2 folders)
3
34-35
Art Work - Drawings by Bruce Kleinsmith, undated
(see also: box 3, folder 32)
8 (sol)
2

Series 4: Printed Material , 1914-1988
(Boxes 3-8, OV 11; 3.2 linear ft.)

The majority of the exhibition catalogs, books, and posters found here concern photography and photographic exhibitions, although a few relate to other media and events. Books, reproductions, and sales catalogs have not been digitized.
Additional printed material, including many exhibition announcements and press releases, can be found with correspondence in Series 1: Correspondence.
Material is arranged by record type.
Description Container Select
Announcements of Published Portfolios (A-Z by Photographer), undated
see also
3
36
Annual Reports, 1977-1981
3
37
Articles, 1914, 1964-1979
(6 folders)
3
38-43
Articles, 1980-1984, undated
(5 folders)
4
1-5
Auction Catalogs, 1978-1982
4
6
Books, Abish, Walter - Basilico, Gabriele, circa 1968-1978
(Not scanned)
  • Abish, Walter. Cecile Abish Firsthand
  • Acker, Cathy and Christian Michelides. Marcus Leatherdale
  • Arlene Gottfried
  • Basilico, Gabrield. Milano Ambiente Urbano
4
7
Books, Coleman, A. C. - Gillette, Frank, circa 1978-circa 1980
(Not scanned)
  • Coleman, A. C. (intro) The Southern Ethic
  • De Lucia, Nicholas. De Lucia of Light
  • Gillette, Frank. Arkansas Axis of Observation
4
8
Books, Hilliard, John - Ponsold, Renate and Robert Motherwell, cira 1973-circa 1981
(Not scanned)
  • Hilliard, John. Elemental Conditioning
  • Loew, Edgar V. The Other Slide
  • McGuirk, Paul. Our Anniversary Album (see: Box 8)
  • Operation Sail
  • Paternite, Stephen. Below the Visible Spectrum
  • Ponsold, Renate and Robert Motherwell. Apropos Robinson Jeffers (see Box 8)
4
9
Books, Schmidt, Michael - Wolfson, Gary, 1974-1981
(Not scanned)
  • Schmidt, Michael. Stadtlandschaften 1981
  • Sera, Stephen. Photoworks 1976-1981
  • Thomas, George C. Margaree: Photographs of Cape Breton (see: Box 8)
  • Webb, Boyd. Tableaux
  • Wolfson, Gary. Jeunes Photographes Americains
4
10
Calendars and Schedules, 1980-1983, undated
4
11
Exhibition Catalogs, 1971-1980, undated
see also
4
12-24
Exhibition Catalogs, 1981-1985, undated
see also
5
1-7
Exhibition Prospectuses, 1975-1982
5
8
Memorial Service Programs, 1975-1983
5
9
Miscellaneous Printed Items, 1980, undated
5
10
Periodicals, Afterimage - Art Journal, 1983, undated
  • After Image (see Box 8)
  • American Federiation of Arts Newsletter (see Box 8)
  • Appearances
  • Art Journal
5
11
Periodicals, Art-Rite, 1973-1978
5
12
Periodicals, Balloon Newspaper - Camerawork Newsletter, 1969-1983, undated
  • Balloon Newspaper
  • Blue Sky Bulletin
  • Butterfield Bulletin
  • Camera Show News
  • Camerawork Newsletter
5
13
Periodicals, Carl Siembab Gallery Newsletter - Cronin Gallery Newsletter, 1975-1984, undated
  • Catskill Center for Photography, Center Quarterly
  • China Club, Situations (see: Box 8)
  • Copyright (see: Box 8)
  • Créatis (see: Box 8)
  • Cronin Gallery Newsletter
5
14
Periodicals, European Photography - Friends of Photography Newsletter, 1975-1984
  • European Photography
  • Focal Point Gallery, Viewfinder
  • Friends of Photography, Newsletter
5
15
Periodicals, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Photo Bulletin, 1978-1981
5
16
Periodicals, Galerie Die Brücke, Inter View - Künstmuseum Düsseldorf, Ausstellungsblätter der Moderne Abeilung, 1974-1983, undated
  • Galerie Die Brücke, Inter View (see Box 8)
  • Ground Glass
  • Harcus Krakow Gallery Newsletter
  • History of Photography, An International Quarterly
  • (see: Box 8)
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center
  • Kathleen Ewing Gallery Newsletter
  • Kunstkritiek Op Komrij Museum Journal
  • Künstmuseum Düsseldorf, Ausstellungsblätter der Moderne Abeilung
5
17
Periodicals, Leica Photography - Palm Beach News, 1974-1983, undated
  • Leica Photography
  • Manhattan Catalogue (see: Box 8)
  • Mancini Gallery, Inc., Preview
  • New York University, Grey Art Gallery Bulletin
  • Nikon Flash (see: Box 8)
  • Northlight
  • Northwest Sampler (see Box 8)
  • Palm Beach News (see Box 8)
5
18
Periodicals, Pentax Photography - Photographs: A Collector's Newsletter, 1979-1983
  • Pentax Photography
  • Philadelphia Photo Review
  • Mancini Gallery, Inc., Preview
  • Photo Reporter
  • Photographers' Gallery
  • Photographic Collectors' Newsletter
  • Photographs: A Collector's Newsletter
5
19
Periodicals, Popular Photography - Robert Freidus Gallery Newsletter, 1975-1983
  • Popular Photography
  • Print Letter
  • Professional Women Photographers, PWP Times (see: Box 8)
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Ishmael Review of Art and Literature
  • Robert Freidus Gallery Newsletter
5
20
Periodicals, San Francisco Camerawork Quarterly - Traveling Exhibition Information Service, Newsletter, 1975-1983
  • San Francisco Camerawork Quarterly
  • Society for Photographic Education, Spectrum
  • Something Else Newsletter
  • Stanford Museum
  • Traveling Exhibition Information Service, Newsletter
5
21
Periodicals, University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography - Wochenpresse Color, 1975-1983
  • University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography (untitled newsletter)
  • University of New Mexico, College of Fine Arts, New Mexico Studies in the Fine Arts
  • University of New Mexico, University Art Museum Bulletin
  • Views, A New England Journal of Photography (see: Box 8)
  • Village Cry (see: Box 8)
  • Wochenpresse Color
5
22
Periodicals, Zabriskie Photography Newsletter - Zein, 1977-1984
  • Zabriskie Photography Newsletter
  • Zein (see: Box 8)
5
23
Posters, 1964-1983, undated
(Not scanned)
OV 11
Press Releases, 1965-1985, undated
(12 folders)
6 (hol)
1-12
Reproductions (includes postcards), 1988
see also
7 (hol)
1
Sales Catalogs - Books, Documents, Ephemera, Photographs and Photographic Equipment, 1972-1982, undated
(2 folders; not scanned)
7 (hol)
2-3
Subscription and Membership Forms, 1982, undated
7 (hol)
4
Symposium, Lecture, and Workshop Announcements and Programs, 1974-1984, undated
7 (hol)
5
Announcements of Published Portfolios (Harry Callaham), 1980
(see also Box 3 F36)
8 (sol)
3
Books, (McGuirk, Paul - Thomas, George), circa 1978-1981
(Not scanned)
  • McGuirk, Paul. Our Anniversary Album, A Photographic Record , circa 1978
  • Ponsold, Renate and Robert Motherwell. Apropos Robinson Jeffers , 1981
  • Thomas, George C. Margaree: Photographs of Cape Breton , 1980
8 (sol)
4
Exhibition Catalogs, 1980-1982
(see also Box 5 F1-7)
8 (sol)
5
Periodicals, ( Afterimage - Focal Point Gallery, Viewfinder), circa 1978-1981, undated
  • Afterimage
  • American Federation of Arts, Newsletter
  • China Club, Situations
  • Copyright
  • Créatis
  • Focal Point Gallery Viewfinder
8 (sol)
6
Periodicals, (Galerie Die Brücke, Inter View - Professional Women Photographers PWP Times), 1978-1984
  • Galerie Die Brücke, Inter View
  • History of Photography, An International Quarterly
  • Manhattan Catalogue
  • Nikon Flash
  • Northwest Sampler
  • Palm Beach News
  • Professional Women Photographers, PWP Times
8 (sol)
7
Periodicals, ( Views, A New England Journal of Photography - Zion), 1976-1983, undated
  • Views, A New England Journal of Photography
  • Village Cry
  • Zien
8 (sol)
8
Reproductions, 1983, undated
(see also Box 7 F1; not scanned)
8 (sol)
9

Series 5: Photographs , 1975-1982
(Boxes 7-8; 0.1 linear ft.)

Photographs consist largely of copy prints and a very small number of original prints filed by photographer. Miscellaneous subjects are book covers and pages, exhibition installations, and an exterior view of the International Center of Photogaphy (Willard Straight house). No images of Samuel J. Wagstaff are included. Among the photographs of people are: Bella Abzug, Michael Collins, Angela Davis, Candy Darling, Wendell Ford, Joseph Hirshhorn, Bettie Ringma, and Andy Warhol, as well as unidentified individuals.
Additional photographs may be found attached to correspondence (Series 1), and among the writings (Series 4) accompanying a manuscript about portrait photographs.
Some photographs are arranged by photographer and others by subject.
Description Container Select
Abramson, Michael - Illegible, 1975-1982, undated
(2 folders)
  • Abramson, Michael
  • Adams, Ansel
  • Akiba, David (see: Box 8)
  • Atget, Eugene
  • Bechard, E.
  • Bowers, Harry
  • Brown, Lawrie
  • Clift, William
  • Cohen, Mark
  • Dawson, Robert
  • Funke
  • Heller, Michael
  • Horton, P. David
  • Judet, Berthe
  • Klein, William
  • Koslow, Michael
  • Kovacs, Andrea
  • Leatherdale, Marcus
  • Liebowitz, David Scott
  • Linn, Nancy
  • Nichols, G.
  • P., June
  • Rössler
  • Sabine
  • Salmiere
  • Sandrow, Hope
  • Saylor, Durston
  • Seidner, David
  • Solomon, Rosalind
  • Stanton, Mary Ellen
  • Tell, Susan May
  • Weideman, Ryan
  • Weiss, John
  • Weston, Edward
  • Wilks, Harry
  • Zucars, Michael
  • Illegible
7 (hol)
6-7
Book Covers and Pages, undated
7 (hol)
8
Color Slides (35-mm) and Transparencies, undated
(Not scanned)
7 (hol)
9
Exhibition Installations (Gallerie Arta, Geneva; unidentified), 1979, undated
7 (hol)
10
International Center of Photography (Willard Straight house), undated
7 (hol)
11
People, 1976, undated
7 (hol)
12
Photographs (Akiba, David), undated
8 (sol)
10

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