Scope and Contents
The Smith Andersen Gallery records measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1963 to 1981. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through artist files, exhibition files, and gallery files. Artist files are comprised of biographical summaries, correspondence with artists and other galleries, newspaper and magazine clippings, images of artwork, and more. Exhibition files include loan agreements, slides of artwork, correspondence, consignment records, and printed material. Gallery files contain correspondence, consignment records, and some photographs. The collection also includes correspondence, price lists, and printed material relating to the Institute of Experimental Printmaking.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in several installments from 1977 to 1981 by Paula Z. Kirkeby, director of Smith Andersen Gallery.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is the records of 3EP Ltd., 1970-1984.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Christopher DeMairo in 2021.