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Creators:
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Anthropology
Dates:
1944-1946
Size:
26 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.amermuse
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence of Harry L. Shapiro, Chair of the Dept. of Anthropology, with Barnett Newman and Betty Parsons, and registrar's records, concerning loans of objects to two exhibitions of American Indian art: "Pre-Columbian Stone Sculpture," Wakefield Gallery, 1944, and "Northwest Coast Indian Painting," Betty Parsons Gallery, 1946. Also included are...

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Creators:
Parsons, Betty
Dates:
circa 1920-1991
bulk 1946-1983
Size:
57.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.parsbett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers measure 57.2 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1946-1983. Records provide extensive documentation of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1946 to its closing in 1983 and of the activities of Betty Parsons as one the leading art dealers of contemporary American Art in the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Over one third of the of the collection is comprised of artists files containing correspondence, price lists, and printed materials. Additional correspondence is with galleries, dealers, art institutions, private collectors, and the media. Also found are exhibition files, exhibition catalogs and announcements, sales records, stock inventories, personal financial records, and photographs. Betty Parsons' personal papers consist of early curatorial files, pocket diaries, personal correspondence, and evidence of her own artwork, including sketchbooks, and files documenting her personal art collection.

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Creators:
Parsons, Betty
Silk, Gerald
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project
Dates:
1981 June 11
Size:
20 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.parson81
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Betty Parsons conducted 1981 June 11, by Gerald Silk, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.

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Creators:
Hall, Lee
Dates:
circa 1870s-2017
bulk 1975-2010
Size:
7.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.halllee
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, author, and arts administrator Lee Hall measure 7.4 linear feet and date from circa 1870-2017, bulk 1975 to 2010. The papers document Hall's career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, studio records, printed material, photographic material, and artwork. Included is significant documentation on Hall's book projects, including biographies of Betty Parsons, Abe Ajay, and Willem and Elaine de Kooning.

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Creators:
Parsons, Betty
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1969 June 4-9
Size:
44 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.parson69
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Betty Parsons conducted 1969 June 4-9, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Parsons speaks of her family background; her years in Paris; living in California for four years; teaching sculpture and drawing; the Wakefield Gallery; the establishment of her own gallery, and some of her clients and artists; a pre-Columbian...

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Creators:
Murch, Walter
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Dates:
1967 June 6
Size:
19 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.murch67
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Walter Murch conducted 1967 June 6, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art. Murch speaks of his family background and youth in Canada; studying at the Art Students League; studying with Arshile Gorky; the philosophy behind his work; techniques; influences on his work; subject matter of his work; commissions; murals for...

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Creators:
Truman, Jock, 1920-
Dates:
1852-2011
Size:
4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.trumjock
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of gallery director and art collector Jock Truman measure 4.0 linear feet and date from 1852 to 2011. Found within the collection are biographical material; correspondence with friends, family, artists, and others; records of the short-lived Truman Gallery; a few writings by Truman; printed material; artwork by Truman and others; and photographs of Truman, his partner Eric Green, friends, family, and the Truman-Green collection of artwork. A small amount of material documents his work at the Betty Parsons Gallery.

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Creators:
Ludgin, Earle, 1898-1981
Ludgin, Mary, 1894-1962
Betty Parsons Gallery
Dates:
1930-1983
Size:
2.2 Linear feet ((on 6 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.ludgearl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence; financial records; writings; photographs; sketches; inventories of art works; and printed materials.

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Creators:
Herbert, David, 1920-1995
Dates:
circa 1909-1996
bulk 1945-1995
Size:
5.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.herbdavi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York gallery owner and art dealer David Herbert measure 5.8 linear feet and date from circa 1909-1996, with the bulk of the material dating from 1945-1995. Herbert's papers document his years working for Betty Parsons Gallery, Sidney Janis Gallery, Graham Gallery, and others; the operation of the David Herbert Gallery from 1959-1962; Herbert's partnerships and agreements with Richard Feigen and others; and his activities as an independent dealer. Records include biographical material, correspondence, notebooks, subject files, artist files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991
Tuchman, Phyllis
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project
Dates:
1981 June 2
Size:
1 Cassette (Sound recording, analog)
12 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.ferber81
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Herbert Ferber conducted 1981 June 2, by Phyllis Tuchman, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.

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