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Valley House Gallery records, 1941-1979

Valley House Gallery


Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Summary: Biographical information on Texas artists, financial records, printed material, correspondence, and interviews.
REELS 1685-1686: Biographical information on Texas artists; financial records; notes for an article on primitive painter Clara McDonald Williamson, and notes of an interview with her by Donald S. Vogel; exhibition catalogs and clippings on Vogel; and correspondence with Robert DeBolli, Edith Halpert, Curt Valentin, E. Yamanouchi, Al Meadows, Wildenstein & Co., M. Knoedler, and others.
REEL 1799: A 17 page biographical sketch of Donald S. Vogel; and exhibition catalogs and invitations from the Valley House Gallery and other galleries.
UNMICROFILMED: 7 cassette tapes of an interview with Clara Williamson, conducted by Vogel, 1964-65. Williamson speaks of her childhood in Iredell, Tex., her paintings, her family, the Bosque Riber, Johnson's Peak, the railroad, her marriage and move to Dallas, Arbor Camp Meeting Salons, and the death of her husband.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery; Dallas, Tex. Founded in 1951 by painter Donald S. Vogel, who was also the gallery director. The gallery was originally named the Betty McLean Gallery (1951-1954) and subsequently renamed the Valley House Gallery. The gallery exhibited 20th century European and American art.


Material on reels 1685-1686 lent for microfilming by Donald S. Vogel, 1979. Material on reel 1799 donated by Vogel, 1979.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels 1685-1686: Originals returned to the lender, Donald Vogel, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1685-1686 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

35mm microfilm reel 1799 available for use through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Valley House Gallery records, 1941-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.