Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Adele Bednarz Papers, 1962-1979, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bednadel
Creators:
Bednarz, Adele
Adele Bednarz Galleries
Dates:
1962-1979
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.01 Linear feet
Repository:
The Adele Bednarz papers consist of material related to the Adele Bednarz Galleries in Los Angeles, California measure 0.01 linear feet and date from 1962 to 1979. The papers include business correspondence with Stanton Macdonald-Wright and others; exhibition invitations, 1970-1976; a typescript, "Paper into Art;" information concerning the Adele Bednarz Galleries including a photograph of the Galleries' exterior and a partial inventory of graphic works; clippings and printed matter.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Adele Bednarz papers consist of material related to the Adele Bednarz Galleries in Los Angeles, California measure 0.01 linear feet and date from 1962 to 1979. The papers include business correspondence with Stanton Macdonald-Wright and others; exhibition invitations, 1970-1976; a typescript, "Paper into Art;" information concerning the Adele Bednarz Galleries including a photograph of the Galleries' exterior and a partial inventory of graphic works; clippings and printed matter.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection, the papers are arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: Adele Bednarz papers, 1962-1979 (Folder 1; 36 items)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Adele Bednarz was an art dealer and owner of the Adele Bednarz Galleries based in Los Angeles, California. The Adele Bednarz Galleries operated from roughly the early 1960s until the mid 1970s. The gallery was located at 902 N. La Cienga Boulevard in Los Angeles, California and represented artists such as John Leeper, Robert Frame, and Kenneth Glenn. Adele Bednarz Galleries mostly focused on figurative art created by West Coast artists and closed its doors in 1976.

Administration
Author
Rihoko Ueno
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1980 by Adele Bednarz.
Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reel 2134 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Rihoko Ueno in 2022.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to 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.
Preferred Citation
Adele Bednarz papers, 1962-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art dealers -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women art dealers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- California Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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