Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America

Archives related to: Tanager Gallery (New York, N.Y.)

titleTanager Gallery records, 1952-1972.
repositoryArchives of American Art
descriptionCorrespondence; certificates; notes; journals; business records; financial records; scrapbooks; photographs; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and miscellany.

REEL D136: Correspondence, undated and 1955-1962; notes, undated and 1953-1959, including a history of the gallery, lists of artists, artists' resumes, and 4 journals annotated with the gallery's daily business events; business records, undated and 1959-1962, including price lists, an account book, 2 receipt books, and loan and delivery forms; 2 scrapbooks, 1952- 1962, containing miscellaneous printed material; 3 clippings; and exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1952-1962. Charles Cajori, Lois Dodd, Sally Hazelet, Angelo Ippolito, Ben Isquith, Philip Pearlstein, and Raymond Rochlin are among the artists/founding members represented.
REEL 3976: Correspondence, undated and 1956-1967; a document of certification of officers, 1956; a certificate of incorporation, 1957; legal and financial material, 1956-1963; notes; clippings; press releases; other printed material; photographs of gallery openings; and an embossing punch for the gallery's seal.

UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, 1952-1961, of Irving Sandler, Lois Dodd, Sally Hazelet, Charles Cajori and others regarding gallery business, including letters from Alfred Barr, Andrew Ritchie and others responding to the galleries pleas for financial assistance; exhibition announcements, 1952-1961 for Willem De Kooning, Lois Dodd, Helen Frankenthaler, Angelo Ippolito, Franz Kline and others; clippings, 1959-1960; drafts and copies of press releases; bank statements, 1959; and a photograph of the gallery, ca. 1959.
extent1.7 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels) reels D136 & 3976
formatsCorrespondence Notes Financial Records Photographs Scrapbooks
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record source
acquisition informationMaterial on reel D136 lent for microfilming 1963 by Lois Dodd, a founder of the gallery, and subsequently donated in 1972 along with additional material on reel 3976. (Material not returned with the subsequent gift is on frames: 279, 285-287, 476-495, 504, 506-523, 526-527, 571-572, and 1009-1067.) Dodd donated unmicrofilmed material in 1989.
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