Jan Gelb and Boris Margo papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gelbjan
Creators:
Gelb, Jan, 1906-1978
Margo, Boris, 1902-1995
Dates:
1922-1977
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.2 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 4 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, artwork, diaries, printed material, photographs, and business files.
Scope and Contents
REELS 997-999: 436 letters to and from Gelb. Correspondents include Mary Spencer Nay, Minna Wright Citron and Lois Bartlett Tracy; 56 clippings, 67 exhibition catalogs and announcements; notes, poems, and writings, including a diary, 1929, from a trip to Europe; 54 sketches; 23 items relating to the Society of American Graphic Artists; and gallery receipts.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1010: 160 photographs of Gelb, her friends, and her artwork. Included is a photo of Gelb by Charles Peterson, 1953.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Ca. 1500 items, 1922-1977, including; business letters, letters from friends, Gelbs' cousin, Constance Blitz, in Holland (1920's), and to Gelb and her husband, Boris Margo; photographs of Gelb, Margo, and their artwork; clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs; writings on art; business papers including grant applications, lists of expenditures and budget information for the Printmaking Workshop, New York City; and a phonograph record of an interview with Gelb, 1950, "Of Interest to Women."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jan Gelb (1906-1978) was a painter and printmaker from New York, N.Y. Married to Boris Margo (1902-1995) who was a printmaker.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1972-1975 by Jan Gelb; unmicrofilmed material donated 1979 by Boris Margo.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

Related Materials
Jan Gelb and Boris Margo papers also at Syracuse University.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nay, Mary Spencer, 1913-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tracy, Lois Bartlett Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Citron, Minna Wright, 1896-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peterson, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Society of American Graphic Artists Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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