A Finding Aid to the Valley House Gallery Records, 1953-1979, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.vallhous
Creators:
Valley House Gallery
Dates:
1953-1979
Languages:
Some of the catalogs are in German
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 3 reels)
Repository:
The records of the Valley House Gallery measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1953 to 1979. The records document the history of the gallery through a biography on artist Donald Vogel, a series of interviews with Clara Williamson transcribed from audio reels onto seven audio cassettes, exhibition catalogs and exhibition announcements.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of the Valley House Gallery measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1953 to 1979. The records document the history of the gallery through a biography on artist Donald Vogel, a series of interviews with Clara Williamson transcribed from audio reels onto seven audio cassettes, exhibition catalogs and exhibition announcements.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1685-1686: Biographical information on Texas artists; financial records; notes for an article on primitive painter Clara McDonald Williamson, and notes of an interview with her by Donald S. Vogel; exhibition catalogs and clippings on Vogel; and correspondence with Robert DeBolli, Edith Halpert, Curt Valentin, E. Yamanouchi, Al Meadows, Wildenstein & Co., M. Knoedler, and others.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1799: A 17 page biographical sketch of Donald S. Vogel; and exhibition catalogs and invitations from the Valley House Gallery and other galleries.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.
  • Series 1: Valley House Gallery Records, 1953-1979 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art gallery; Dallas, Tex. Founded in 1951 by painter Donald S. Vogel, who was also the gallery director. The gallery was originally named the Betty McLean Gallery (1951-1954) and subsequently renamed the Valley House Gallery. The gallery exhibited 20th century European and American art.

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 1685-1686, and 1799 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.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 1685-1686: Originals returned to the lender, Donald Vogel, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 1685-1686 lent for microfilming by Donald S. Vogel, 1979. Material on reel 1799 donated by Vogel, 1979.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2022.

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. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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
Valley House Gallery records, 1953-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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