William Conger papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.congwill
Creators:
Conger, William
Dates:
1950-2018
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6.5 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The william Conger papers measure 6.5 linear feet and date from 1950-2018. Included are correspondence, writings, exhibition and loan files, project files, financial and legal records, photographs, works of art, and printed material and an audio cassette recording regarding William Conger's career as a painter and detailing his business dealings and involvement with Chicago's art community.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence is with family and friends and also includes letters to Conger from Elaine de Kooning, Robert Mallary, June Leaf, Miyoko Ito, James Valerio, Ed Paschke, Richard Loving, Vera Klement, and others including educators and admirers of Conger's work. Writings include journals, artist's statements, lectures, talks, essays about art written by Conger and reviews. Project files relate to grants, commissions and files on public art. Financial records consist of inventories and appraisals of works of art, lists of paintings, sales invoices and receipts, consignment agreements and inventory and legal documents relating to the Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
Scope and Contents
Photographs are of Conger, his family, friends, events, works of art, and his studio and negatives and slides of early studios and works of art. Works of art include sketches and studies by Conger and drawings by Conger's grandchildren. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, press clippings, and general information on the Chicago art scene (some annotated by Conger). Also included is an audio recording on cassette "Conger, Paschke and Valerio" .

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William Conger (1937- ) is an abstract painter in Chicago, Illinois.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2007, 2015 and 2019 by William Conger.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
Journals: Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposes of publication must be obtained from William Conger

Related Materials
William Conger papers relating to his years as a faculty member at Northwestern University are located at: Northwestern University Archives.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Economic aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' studios -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Kooning, Elaine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Klement, Vera, 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Loving, Richard. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leaf, June, 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mallary, Robert, 1917-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paschke, Ed Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valerio, James Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roy Boyd Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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