A Finding Aid to the Jamison Thomas Gallery Records, 1940-2000, bulk 1980-1995, in the Archives of American Art
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jamithog
Creators:
Jamison Thomas Gallery
Dates:
1940-2000
bulk 1980-1995
Languages:
English
The collection is in English.
Physical Description:
27.2 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Repository:
The Jamison Thomas Gallery records measure 27.2 linear feet and 0.001 Gb and date from 1940-2000, with the bulk of the records dating from 1980-1995, reflecting the years the Gallery operated in Portland Oregon. About 1/2 of the records consist of artists' files of artists represented by the gallery and artists of interest. Also found are administrative records, client and collector files, financial and legal records, exhibition files, and publicity files.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Jamison Thomas Gallery records measure 27.2 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from 1940-2000, with the bulk of the records dating from 1980-1995, reflecting the years the Gallery operated in Portland Oregon. About 1/2 of the records consist of artists' files of artists represented by the gallery and artists of interest. Also found are administrative records, client and collector files, financial and legal records, exhibition files, and publicity files.
Among those represented in the artists' files are Robert Gilkerson, Gregory Grenon, Dan May, Jon Serl, Rick Bartow, Mark Bulwinkle, Jay Backstrand, Stuart Buehler, Mark Calderon, Baba Wague Diakite, and Gus Van Sant.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into six series.
  • Series 1: Administrative Records, 1980-1996 (2.4 linear feet; Box 1-3)
  • Series 2: Client and Collector Files, 1980-1995 (4.5 linear feet; Box 3-7, 0.001 GB; ER01)
  • Series 3: Financial and Legal Records, 1980-2000 (2.8 linear feet; Box 7-10)
  • Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1975-1995 (2 linear feet; Box 12-12)
  • Series 5: Publicity Files, 1980-1996 (1.5 linear feet; Box 12-14)
  • Series 6: Artists' Files, 1940-1996 (14 linear feet, Box 14-28)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jamison Thomas Gallery opened in Portland, Oregon in 1980 as the Folk Craft Gallery founded by William Jamison and Jeffrey Thomas. The gallery changed its focus and name in 1985 and began to specialize in contemporary photography, sculpture, and textile arts. Among the most notable artists represented by the gallery were Rick Bartow, Stuart Buehler, Dennis Cunningham, Susan Seubert, Dan May, Gus Van Sant, Ruza Erceg, Mark Bulwinkle, Jon Serl, Gregory Grenon, and Erik Stotik. Jamison Thomas Gallery closed in 1995, after William Jamison died from complications with AIDS.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was minimally processed by Kelly Nolte in 2016 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund. The Archives of American Art has implemented accelerated processing methodologies when possible in order to increase information about and access to more of our collections. Born-digital materials were processed by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner in 2019 with funding provided by Smithsonian Collection Care and Preservation Fund.
Author
Barbara Aikens and Kelly Nolte
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Jamison Thomas Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2001 by gallery director Charles Froelick.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is available in the Archives' Washington, D.C. research facility. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Jamison Thomas Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Jamison Thomas Gallery records, 1940-1996, bulk 1980-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photography Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Textile crafts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- Oregon -- Portland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Oregon -- Portland Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
May, Dan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jamison Thomas Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grenon, Gregory, 1948- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diakité, Baba Wagué Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilkerson, Robert, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Sant, Gus Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buehler, Stuart Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bartow, Rick, 1946- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calderon, Mark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bulwinkle, Mark, 1946- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomas, Jeffrey Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Serl, Jon, 1894-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Backstrand, Jay, 1934- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk Craft Gallery (Portland, Or.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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