A Finding Aid to the Origins Gallery Records, 1961-1982, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.origgall
Creators:
Origins Gallery
Dates:
1961-1982
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.5 Linear feet
Repository:
The records of the Origin Gallery measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1961 to 1982. The records primarily consist of sales records cards and either business cards or index cards for galleries and dealers, and for experts in specific subject matter such as woodworking, Egyptian jewelry, and Japanese masks. The sales records cards contain information including buyer contact information, invoice number, description of item purchased, price, and whether item was purchased in full or in installments.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of the Origin Gallery measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1961 to 1982. The records primarily consist of sales records cards and either business cards or index cards for galleries and dealers, and for experts in specific subject matter such as woodworking, Egyptian jewelry, and Japanese masks. The sales records cards contain information including buyer contact information, invoice number, description of item purchased, price, and whether item was purchased in full or in installments.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to its small size the collection is arranged into one series.
  • Series 1: Sales Records Index Cards, 1961-1982 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Origins Gallery was a commercial art gallery in Boston, Massachusetts, directed and owned by Edyth Shulman. Origins Gallery specialized in Indigenous and tribal art, especially Inuit art, much of it contemporary carving and printmaking fostered by the government beginning in the 1950s. It was located on Newbury St., ca. 1970-1972, and in Cambridge, ca. 1972-1978.

Administration
Author
Ricky Gomez
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1994 by Robert Vose, who received the records from the family of Edyth Shulman.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2021.

Using the Collection
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.
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 such 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.
Preferred Citation
Origins Gallery Records, 1961-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Inuit art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- Massachusetts -- Boston Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shulman, Edyth, ca. 1910- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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