A Finding Aid to the Waddell Gallery Records, 1961-1978, in the Archives of the American Art
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.waddgall
Creators:
Waddell Gallery
Dates:
1961-1978
Languages:
English
The collection is in English
Physical Description:
6.5 Linear feet
Repository:
The records of the Waddell Gallery, a contemporary art gallery that was located in New York City, date from 1961 to 1978 and measure 6.5 linear feet. The records include administrative files, correspondence, artists' files, and sales and stock records.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of the Waddell Gallery, a contemporary art gallery that was located in New York City, date from 1961 to 1978 and measure 6.5 linear feet. The records include administrative files, correspondence, artists' files, and sales and stock records.
Administrative files consist of employment applications, event guest lists, leases and agreements, printed materials, publicity, schedules, typography samples, and scattered photographs of Richard Waddell with curator Dorothy Miller, artists Francois Baschet and Will Barnet, and art dealer Howard Wise.
Correspondence is with art collectors, art critics, art writers, organizations, colleges and museums, publications, and others. Correspondents include Harry Abrams, Art Dealers Association, John Canaday, Finch College Museum of Art, Frank Lucien, Emily Genauer, Roy Neuberger, Howard Wise, Whitney Museum, among many others.
Artists' files also include correspondence, in addition to printed materials, shipping and loan information, photographs, exhibition material, and resumes. Files are found for Will Barnet, Bernard Baschet, John Clague, Toni Costa, Francois Dallegret, Frederick Franck, Edward Giobbi, Guy Harloff, John Healey, Piet Hein, Alain Jacquet, Howard Kanovitz, Aleksandra Kasuba, Takeshi Kawashima, Bob Liikala, Sheldon Machlin, Ronald Mallory, Robert Michel and Ella Bergmann, George Mueller, Nicola, Charles Perry, Earl Reiback, Gerald Scarfe, Nicolas Schöffer, Vera Simons, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Boris Vansier, and Tomi Ungerer, among others.
Sales and stock records include appraisal documentation, inventories, price lists, shipping information and index cards and bound volumes of sales records, including a sales record of Andrew Wyeth's Uprooted Tree.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 4 series.
  • Series 1: Administrative Files, 1966-1973 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1963-1973 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
  • Series 3: Artists' Files, 1961-1978 (3.2 linear feet; Boxes 2-5, OV 8)
  • Series 4: Sales and Stock Records, 1964-1973 (2.1 linear feet; Boxes 5-7)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Waddell Gallery was established in 1963 by Richard Hughes Waddell in New York City, New York. The gallery represented contemporary American and European artists, notably Will Barnet. The gallery operated on 15 East 57th Street and later on 50 West 57th Street until 1973, one year before Waddell's untimely death in 1974. The gallery focused on representing contemporary American and European artists such as Will Barnet, Francois Dallegret, Edward Giobbi, Sheldon Machlin, and Paul Van Hoeydonck. Additionally, Waddell held benefits to support civil rights and served as a trustee of the Tuskegee Institute.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2016 with funding from the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care Pool Fund, using accelerated processing strategies implemented by the Archives to increase information about and access to more of our collections. For this collection, accelerated processing included arrangement to the series, subseries and folder levels, adhering to the creator's original arrangement as much as possible. Generally, folder contents were simply verified with the original folder titles, but items within folders were not arranged further. All materials were rehoused in archival folders and boxes for long-term stability, but staples and other fasteners have not all been removed.
Author
Sarah Mundy
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Waddell Gallery records were donated in 1977 by the Estate of Richard Waddell, through Richard's father, Chauncey L. Waddell and brother, Theodore Waddell and in 1986 by Louise Tolliver Deutschman, former director of the gallery.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Waddell 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
Waddell Gallery records, 1961-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art critics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baschet, Bernard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baschet, Francois, 1920-2014 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abrams, Harry N. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Franck, Frederick, 1909- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Genauer, Emily, 1910-2002 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dallègret, François, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Giobbi, Edward Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clague, John, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Costa, Toni, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bergmann-Michel, Ella, 1896-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canaday, John, 1907-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Healey, John, b. 1894 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Machlin, Sheldon M., 1918-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perry, Charles O., 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hein, Piet, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neuberger, Roy R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harloff, Guy, 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vansier, Boris Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wise, Howard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitney Museum of American Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mueller, George Ludwig, 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schoffer, Nicolas, 1912- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoeydonck, Paul van, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scarfe, Gerald Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reiback, Earl Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Finch College. Museum of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Dealers Association of America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lucien, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Michel, Robert, 1897-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kawashima, Takeshi, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jacquet, Alain, 1939- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Liikala, Bob Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Simons, Vera Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kanovitz, Howard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waddell, Richard H., d. 1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mallory, Ronald Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nicola, 1934- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ungerer, Tomi, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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