After Hammersley resigned from the University of New Mexico in 1971, he supported himself financially by selling his artwork. This series documents Hammersley's diligent efforts to promote his art through exhibitions and sales. Also contained in this series are tax returns, price lists, and receipts for living expenses and art supplies. The gallery and museum records include correspondence, expense ledgers, consignment agreements, art transport records, invoices and receipts, and insurance records. Hammersley had a decades long relationship with several galleries, including Modernism Gallery (San Francisco), L.A. Louver Gallery (Venice, California), and Hoshour Gallery (Albuquerque). The acceptance and rejection notices contain a compilation of material that documents Hammerlsey submissions to art shows and exhibitions.
Also found are personal financial and business records from Anna and Harold Hammersley's household including 10 household income journals, deeds, insurance records, receipts, retirement information, stocks, an appraisal, and tax records.
Materials are arranged by document type with individual business contacts interfiled alphabetically. Financial records for family members are filed at the end of the series.
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The Frederick Hammersley papers 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.
Frederick Hammersley papers, circa 1860-2009, bulk 1940-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Getty Foundation and the Frederick Hammersley Foundation.