A Finding Aid to the ThomasLewallen Gallery Records, 1970-1979, in the Archives of American Art.

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.thomgall
Creators:
ThomasLewallen Gallery (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Morgan Thomas Gallery (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Dates:
1970-1980
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:
The records of the Thomas Lewallen Gallery measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1980. The records catalog the history of the gallery through artist and exhibition files; correspondence, receipts, ledgers, and other business records; clippings, exhibition announcements, and other printed material; and photographs, slides, and negatives of exhibitions and artwork.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of the Thomas Lewallen Gallery measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1980. The records catalog the history of the gallery through artist and exhibition files; correspondence, receipts, ledgers, and other business records; clippings, exhibition announcements, and other printed material; and photographs, slides, and negatives of exhibitions and artwork.
Artist and exhibition files contain letters, printed material, and photographs on Richard Artschwager, Michael Asher, David Askevold, Alice Aycock, John Baldessari, Jon Borofsky, Daniel Buren, Byars-Open America, Vija Celmins, Foundation for Art Resources, Peter Frank, Jack Goldstein, Dan Graham, Raul Guerrero, Gary Hall, James Hayward, Douglas Huebler, Janis Kounellis, William Leavitt, Richard Nonas, Allen Ruppersberg, Ilene Segalove, Shelton Film Series, and Rick Stich.
Business records contain seven business letters regarding financial matters, notes and writings including a photocopy of "Dreams" by Jon Borofsky, partnership papers, ledgers, bank statements and deposit receipts, and tax returns.
Printed material includes clippings, press releases and exhibition announcements.
Photographs include photographs of works of art and slides of the gallery staff and art works.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into four series.
  • Series 1: Artists and Exhibition Files, 1970-1979 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Business Records, 1971-1980 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Printed Materials, 1975-1978 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 4: Photographic Material, 1972-1978 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art gallery; Santa Monica, California. The gallery was originally called Morgan Thomas Gallery and was owned by Morgan Thomas. In 1977 Constance Lewallen became an equal partner and the gallery became ThomasLewallen Gallery.

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.
Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reels 3985-3986 available at 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1981 and 1983 by Morgan Thomas and Constance Lewallen, owners of the gallery.
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
Thomas Lewallen Gallery records, 1970-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- California -- Santa Monica Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- California Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomas, Morgan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lewallen, Constance Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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