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titleResearch material on Martha Jackson, 1953-1984.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleResearch material for an exhibition THE MARTHA JACKSON MEMORIAL COLLECTION held at the National Museum of American Art, June 21-September 15, 1985, and a catalog (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985).

Included are clippings and press releases, 1953-1975, and letters, 1979-1984, from artists and Jackson's colleagues and employees including Herb Aach, Garo Antreasian, Amy Baker, Dorothy Beskind, Dennis Bing, Norman Bluhm, Naomi Blum, Grace Borgegenicht, Mrs. Toni Borgzinner, Keith Boyle, Charles Brady, Adelyn Breeskin, James Brooks, Fritz Bultman, Lawrence Calcagno, Christo Capralos, Vardea Chryssa, Christopher Colt, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine, Hisao Domoto, Seymour Drumlevitch, Frank Duncan, Claire Falkenstein, David Gilhooly, Ives Goucher, Clement Greenberg, Grace Hartigan, Gottfried Honegger, John Hultberg,

Harry Jackson, Paul Jenkins, Alfred Jenson, Lester Johnson, Alex Katz, Lillian Kiesler, Kenneth Koch, Lee Krasner, Elaine Kurtz, Bruce Lowney, Alexandra Luke, Ed McGowin, Carlos Merida, Sadamasa Motonaga,Louise Nevelson, Tom Parish, Jackson Pollock (Betty Parsons Gallery concerning Pollock),Israel Rosen, John Salt, Peter Spinelli, Julian Stanczak, Francisco Toledo, June Wayne, and Edward Weiss. Several of the correspondents wrote brief memoirs of their relationships with Jackson.
extent0.4 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)
formatsClippings Correspondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/research-material-martha-jackson-10431
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLent for microfilming 1988 by Harry Rand. The Martha Jackson memorial collection was donated to the National Museum of American Art in 1981 by Jackson's estate.
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titleMartha Jackson Gallery records, 1954-1964.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleArtists' files, containing mainly correspondence with Jackson and her son David Anderson concerning exhibitions. Some files also contain resumes, price lists, exhibition catalogs, checklists, and receipts. Also included is a letter from John Hultberg, 1963.

Reel D246: Files on: Karel Appel, Francis Bacon, Tom Benrimo, James W. Boynton, Fritz Bultman, Alberto Burri, Lawrence Calcagno, Sam Francis, Gottfried Honegger, John Hultberg, Paul Jenkins, Paul Haller Jones, Louise Kruger, Alfred Leslie, Frank Lobdell, Marino Marini, Ben Nicholson, Alejandro Otero, Rudy Pozzatti, Germaine Richier, William Scott, Sofu Teshigahara, Walasse Ting and others. Included is a file on the Gutai avant-garde artists group of Japan.

Reel 2814: a letter, March 29, 1963, from John Hultberg in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Hultberg writes of the artist colony there, the difficulty of acquiring artist supplies in Mexico, studio arrangements, his sense "of serenity," his plans, and arrangements for an upcoming exhibition at the Martha Jackson Gallery.

extentca. 200 items (on 2 microfilm reels)
formatsClippings Catalogs Correspondence Microfilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/martha-jackson-gallery-records-9039#
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
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titleOral history interview with Martha Jackson, 1969 May 23.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleAn interview of Martha Jackson conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art. Jackson speaks of becoming interested in art while living in Baltimore; buying her first painting, a gouache by Marc Chagall; moving to New York City and getting active in collecting art;

going to Hans Hofmann's school; opening her gallery in New York in 1953; art as an investment; early shows at her gallery; struggling financially; books and film and their relationship to art; politics and art and their relationship; the psychology of art buying and collecting; the European art market for American art; and her goals for her gallery.

Bio / His Notes:
Art dealer (New York, N.Y.)

Location of Original:
Location of original tape unknown.

extent(82 p. transcript on 1 microfilm reel). reel 4210
formatsTranscript
accessTranscript: Patrons must use microfilm copy, location of original tape unknown.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThis interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
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titleG. Alan Chidsey papers, 1920-1979.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence; scrapbooks; photographs; clippings; and catalogs, much of it relating to Marsden Hartley.

REEL 1708: 3 letters from Mardsen Hartley; Chidsey's correspondence with Elizabeth McCausland, Martha Jackson, E. Weyhe, Inc., Frank Noyes, Sanford Schwartz, and others regarding the Marsden Hartley Estate; appraisals and price lists of paintings; clippings; a photograph of Marsden Hartley by Alfred Stieglitz, and another of Hartley in France.

REEL N69-115: Photographs of Hartley paintings, 1908-1943, identified by their 1944 location (Rosenberg, Knoedler, or Lincoln warehouse) and, in some cases, their subsequent date of sale, purchaser, price, and estate number, going as late as 1969. A note by Alan Chidsey indicates that many of the paintings were sold before Hartley's estate was inventoried in 1951.

UNMICROFILMED: 5,800 clippings concerning twentieth century American artists; 18 Parke-Bernet auction catalogs; and 3 scrapbooks, entitled "Artists and Models," containing cartoon clippings.

Bio / His Notes:
Book dealer and lawyer; Plandom, N.Y. Chidsey served as trustee to the Marsden Hartley estate.

extent6.6 linear ft.
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Scrapbooks Photographs Clippings
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed material requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, DC office.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidA list of artists included in Chidsey's clipping file available at AAA offices.
acquisition informationDonated 1979 by Alan G. Chidsey.
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titleTheo Hios papers, 1938-1994
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence; writings and lectures; press releases; photographs; sketchbook; exhibition annoucements, invitations and catalogs; and printed material.

REEL 92: Material relating to Hios' Marine Corps service as a combat photographer, 1943-1947, including correspondence, a citation and lists of watercolors done and exhibited by Hios showing war scenes;

correspondence, 1957-1963, concerning a U.S. government grant to study Byzantine art, exhibitions and loans; draft of speech to the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, February 1968, on the new aesthetic;

miscellaneous journal notes, 1953-1961 on Greek art, the purpose of art, etc,; photographs of Hios, his family and his work; clippings and exhibition announcements. Also included is a sketchbook, ca. 1957, with landscape and flower studies as well as notes from Hios' reading on Byzantine art, on rhythmic forms in art, and comments on his own paintings.

REEL 96: Sketches, notes, and photos.

REELS 1094 & 1116 (photos): Correspondence, mostly about exhibitions and his work, including letters from Elmira Bier, Harold Weston, Fairfield Porter, Martha Jackson, John Canaday, Arthur Osver and others; clippings and magazine articles; writings and lectures by Hios; press releases and writings about Hios; exhibition announcements, invitations, and catalogs, and printed material; and 23 photographs of Hios, his paintings, and exhibitions.

UNMICROFILMED: A letter; exhibition announcements; 22 photos of Hios and his family, 69 photos of his work and its installation; and copies of letters, articles and press releases.

ADDITION: A resume; awards from Parrish Art Museum, 1971, Grumbacher Award, 1979, Audubon Artists, 1979 and 1983, and letter awarding a grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, 1981; correspondence, 1939-1994, including letters from museums and university art galleries, letters from author Lawrence Campbell, and a card from photographer Hans Namuth; a sketchbook, 1947-1958; 9 loose drawings; photographs of Hios, friends, and his paintings; printed material including THEO HIOS, 52 YEARS OF PAINTING, by Lawrence Campbell, 1987, clippings documenting Hios's career, 1948-1991, exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1944-1993, press releases, reviews, and transcript of a 1981 television film about Hios.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter, graphic artist; New York, N.Y. Died Jan. 10, 1999. Combat photagrapher during WWII.


extent1.2 linear ft.
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Writings Photographs Printed Materials
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reels 92, 96, 1094 and 1116 lent for microfilming 1971-1976 by Theo Hios. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Hios, 1981-1995. Location of Original: Reels 92, 96, 1094 & 1116: Originals returned to Theo Hios after microfilming.
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titleJohn Hultberg papers, 1942-1993.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence; biographical and journal notes; writings; photos; catalogs and announcements; a biographical sketch; and typescripts.

REEL N70/5: Correspondence with: Martha Jackson, whose gallery handled his work; various public museums and galleries, several in California and Hawaii, universities and personal friends, including Claire Falkenstein and Louis Calcagno. There are also drafts of his own letters, written from periodic residences in Paris, San Francisco, Hawaii, Monhegan Island, Maine.

The remaining material includes class lectures, biographical and journal notes on various literary and art subjects, clippings, photos, catalogs, and announcements.

REEL 295: Correspondence with Martha Jackson, Clay Spohn and others, and a few miscellanous items.

REEL 2346: Letters and postcards from Clay Spohn to Hultberg and his wife Lynne Drexler; photographs of Spohn's work; an electrocardiogram; and a printed cartoon. (Incorrectly microfilmed as: Clay Spohn papers).
Addition Correspondence, 1971-1996, n.d., notes; writings; gallery lists of Hultberg's artwork; and printed material. Professional and personal letters and memos from Elaine Weschler, 1990-1996, n.d. (Manuscripts include "Collected Poems, 1952-1996," "Two Plays for Reading," 1990, "Crying at the Lock," 1991, "Half Truths," 1997, and "Dredgings," 1997.

UNMICROFILMED: A brief biographical sketch; personal and business correspondence; exhibition catalogs and announcements; press releases and clippings; and typescripts by Hultberg including "Stone Farm Journal," 1972, and "Breaking the Picture Plane: A Meditation On Modern Art," 1976. Also included is a xerox copy of a six-page letter from Hultberg to Harry Rand describing Morris Kantor, 1980.

ADDITIONS: Personal and business correspondence, 1942-1997, including letters from his dealer and wife, Elaine Wechsler; clippings; exhibition invitations and announcements; clippings; lists of work; and notes. Much of the addition reflects Hultberg's writing career and includes plays, poems, and other unpublished manuscripts.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter, writer; New York, N.Y. Born 1922. Died 2005.
extent1.4 linear ft.
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Notes Writings Photographs
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/john-hultberg-papers-9026
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1969-1997 by John Hultberg. Material on reel 2346 donated 1981 by Hultberg and his wife Lynne Drexler.
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titleLynne Drexler papers, 1956-1980.
repositorySmithsonian Institution Archives
collection titleCorrespondence; photographs; financial papers; clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements.

REEL N70-25: Correspondence, mostly about Drexler's work and personal matters, 5 letters and cards from Clay Spohn and 1 letter from Martha Jackson; 3 exhibition announcements; a photograph; and a clipping.

UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, including a letter from Hans Hofmann; photographs; financial papers; clippings; an exhibition catalog and announcements.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter; New York, N.Y. Married to painter John Hultberg.
extent0.6 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Financial Records Clippings Exhibition Catalogs
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1970-1980 by Lynne Drexler.
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titleNational Museum of American Art (U.S.). Dept. of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture Exhibition Records, 1953-1982.
repositorySmithsonian Institution Archives
collection titleThese records document the donation and exhibition of the Martha Jackson Collection to the National Museum of American Art.

Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence of Harry Rand, Curator, 20th Century Painting and Sculpture; biographical information about Martha Jackson; photocopies of articles; manuscript for tape recorded interview with Martha Jackson (tapes not included with this accession); and information pertaining to the Martha Jackson Gallery.
extent1 cu. ft.
formatsExhibition Files Correspondence Subject Files Transcript
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://siarchives.si.edu/findingaids/FA91-116.htm
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidFolder List in accession file. Electronic List in accession file. HTML List in accession file.
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titleLawrence Calcagno papers, 1934-1980.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence; biographical data; photographs; sketches; notes and writings; calendars; teaching materials; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.

REELS N70-3-N70-4: Biographical data; a photograph of Calcagno; notes and writings; sketches; writings about Calcagno; a list of his paintings; correspondence with galleries, museums, universities, art organizations, friends and colleagues; teaching material; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.

REELS N70-43-N70-45: Letters to Calcagno's family, written from Madrid, Florence, Rome and Paris; correspondence with galleries, museums, art organizations, friends, artists, and buyers, including Charles Boggs, Richard Brewer, Adele Cohen, Beauford Delaney, Marilyn Einhorn, Rufus Foshee, Calcagno's sister Virginia Gibson, Alberto Gutierrez, Martha Jackson, Nesta Obermer, Mark Rothko (one letter), Clay Spohn, Hyde Solomon, Yaddo and others; an annotated calendar, 1969; and financial material.

REELS N69-120-N69-121: Correspondence with galleries, museums, artists, art organizations and friends, including: The Gallery of Modern Art, Scottsdale, Arizona, Martha Jackson Gallery, Tirca Karlis Gallery, McRoberts and Tunnard, Ltd, London, Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogata, Columbia, The New Arts Gallery, Houston, Texas, Zuni Gallery, Buffalo, New York, and others; exhibition catalogs and correspondence regarding their publication.

UNMICROFILMED: Biographical data; correspondence with galleries, universities, museums, friends and others; writings and notes; annotated calendars; teaching notebooks; exhibition catalogs, announcements; press releases and invitations; price lists; photographs of Calcagno, his family, studios, and paintings, some which are now destroyed; and slides of paintings.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter; New York, N.Y. Died 1993.

extentca. 4500 items
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Sketches Writings Clippings
accessMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. facility.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/lawrence-calcagno-papers-9238
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reels N70-43-N70-45 and unfilmed material donated 1970-1980 by Lawrence Calcagno. Material on reels N70-3-N70-4 and N69-120-N69-121 lent 1969 for microfilming by Lawrence Calcagno. Location of Original: Reels N70-3-N70-4 & N69-120-N69-121: Originals returned to Lawrence Calcagno after microfilming.
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titlePaul Jenkins papers, 1940-2007.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, works of art, writings, photographs, financial material and printed material regarding the career of Paul Jenkins as an abstract expressionist and his involvement with theater.

Also included is information regarding Jenkins interest in artists Lynd Ward and Karl Prantl.

Correspondence including letters, postcards, invitations, telegrams, faxes, and photocopies is with family, colleagues, art dealers, and art historians including Dore Ashton, Alice Baber, Norman Bluhm, Albert Elsen, Elaine de Kooning, Beauford Delaney, Jean Dubuffet, David Douglas Duncan, Zoe Dusanne, Michael Goldberg, Clement Greenberg, Thomas B. Hess, Philippe Hosiasson, Martha Jackson, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Frank O’Hara, Kenneth Sawyer, Mark Tobey, Frank Trapp, and others.

Works of art are by Norman Bluhm, Denis Bowen, Thomas Erma, Milton Fox, Pierre Gruneberg, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Paul Kanemitsu, Jean-Louis Prat, Muriel Silverstein, N. Hayden Stubbing, Gerard Thalman, Andre Verdet, and George Wittenborn among others.

Writings include manuscripts by Jenkins and others; and travel diaries kept by Jenkins while traveling to China, Russia, and France, and a travel diary kept by Lili Verame, a friend of Jenkins, while traveling to China.
Photographs are of Jenkins, colleagues, and exhibition installations. Financial material includes bills and bank statements. Printed material includes press releases, newspaper articles, and death notices. Miscellaneous material includes bills of lading, a signed guest book from a solo exhibition by Jenkins at the Tokyo Gallery, and various membership cards.

Also included are correspondence and 38 photographs of the woodcut series "God’s Man" by Lynd Ward and photographs and correspondence on a sculpture created by Karl Prantl and owned by Jenkins.

Bio / His Notes:
Paul Jenkins (1923- ) is an abstract expressionist, painter, and playwright in New York, N.Y.

extent11.0 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Works of Art Writings Photographs Financial Records
accessLetter from Paul Jenkins to Norman Bluhm, circa 1966 ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Entire Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from Suzanne or Paul Jenkins, 169 East 94th Street New York, N.Y. 10128.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 2007 and 2008 by Paul and Suzanne Jenkins. Additions are expected in 2010.
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titleOral history interview with Nathan Oliveira, 1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleAn interview of Nathan Oliveira conducted 1978 Aug. 9-1981 Dec. 29, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.

1978-1980 SESSIONS, REEL 3198: Oliveira speaks of his family background and ancestry; his childhood; his education; the development of his interest in art; working as a bookbinder; his inspirations from the old masters; studying with Max Beckmann and Otis Oldfield; his U.S. Army service; working with Richard Diebenkorn; getting established in galleries as a printmaker; teaching printmaking; his European travels; living in Illinois and its effect on his career; moving to California; and meeting and working with Martha Jackson. He recalls Billy Al Bengston, Ivan Albright, and Willem de Kooning, and discusses de Kooning's influence on him.
1981 SESSION;

UNMICROFILMED: Oliveira speaks of subject matter in his paintings, and his departure from and his later return to the human figure; the relationship between artist and model; the importance and persistence of the figurative tradition in American art; artists he admires. He recalls Keith Boyle and Frank Lobdell.

Bio / His Notes:
Nathan Oliveira, b. 1928, Painter and printmaker of Stanford, California.
extent5 tapes and trascripts
formatsTranscript Sound Recording
access1978-1980 session; transcript: Transcript available on microfilm.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThese interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
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titleOral history interview with Joan Ankrum, 1997 Nov. 5-1998 Feb. 4.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleAn interview of Joan Ankrum conducted by Paul Karlstrom for the Archives of American Art, Nov. 5, Dec. 16, 1997, and Feb. 4, 1998, in Pasadena, Calif.

Ankrum discusses her status as a role model for women due to her independence in leaving a difficult marriage and establishing a new career; her theater and film career and association with the Pasadena Playhouse; her discovery of Morris Broderson, the hearing-impaired nephew of her husband Morris Ankrum; encouraging Broderson's artistic talent and efforts to help him learn to speak and interact socially; her career as director of the Ankrum Gallery in Los Angeles and the artists, collectors and dealers she became involved with, among them Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg, Joseph Hirshhorn, Martha Jackson and Jake Zeitlin.

Bio / His Notes:
Gallery owner; Los Angeles, Calif.; d. December 20, 2001
extent6 sound cassettes (60 min. each) : analog. Transcript: 195 p.
formatsSound Recording Transcript Online Transcript
accessOnline trascript
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThis interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
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titleMartha Jackson Archives, 1952-69.
repositoryUB Anderson Gallery
collection titleThe Martha Jackson Archives comprise unique documentation of the Martha Jackson Gallery (1952-1969) with extensive correspondence between the gallerist Jackson and artists, curators, museum directors, collectors and colleagues;

more than 120,000 black and white photographs illustrating every work of art that entered the gallery and installation photographs of every exhibition;
all the sales records from this vital period with extensive bibliographical notes; thorough documentation of every exhibition (press clippings, invitations, posters, reviews);

slides recording opening receptions and other social events; portions of the gallery’s library; and promotional films produced by Martha Jackson’s company, Red Parrot Films, that document artists’ interviews and artists working in their studios.



extentUnprocessed
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Financial Records Printed Materials Clippings
accessWith adequate notice, most of the archives are accessible with assistance from gallery staff. For more information or to schedule a research appointment please contact Sandra H. Olsen, Director, UB Art Galleries, at 716-645-0568 or sholsen@buffalo.edu.
finding aidThe University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery is undertaking professional assessment of the Martha Jackson Archives with plans to improve their storage and accessibility.
acquisition informationThe UB Anderson Gallery is the permanent repository of the extensive Martha Jackson Archives, which document the activities of the renowned Martha Jackson Gallery and its artists between the years 1952-69.
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