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Creator:
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Sepeshy, Zoltan L. (Zoltan Leslie)  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Thon, William  Search this
Saarinen, Lilian Swann  Search this
Kingman, Dong  Search this
Palmer, William C. (William Charles)  Search this
Coiner, Charles T.  Search this
Wingate, Arline  Search this
Schoener, Jason  Search this
Reinhardt, Siegfried Gerhard  Search this
Peirce, Waldo  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Soyer, Isaac  Search this
Nagler, Edith Kroger  Search this
Magafan, Ethel  Search this
Martin, Fletcher  Search this
Betts, Edward H.  Search this
Simkhovitch, Simka  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Hale, Nathan Cabot  Search this
Fiene, Ernest  Search this
Gruskin, Mary J.  Search this
Vickrey, Robert  Search this
Taubes, Frederic  Search this
Davis, Gladys Rockmore  Search this
Rosenthal, Doris Patty  Search this
Lahm, Renée D.  Search this
Cadmus, Paul  Search this
Etnier, Stephen  Search this
Nagler, Fred  Search this
Maldarelli, Oronzio  Search this
Healey, Francis C.  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino Gino  Search this
Shulkin, Anatol  Search this
Moller, Hans  Search this
Etting, Emlen  Search this
Varga, Margit V.  Search this
Meyer, Fred  Search this
Sokole, Miron  Search this
Gruskin, Alan D.  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
86.82 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Records of Midtown Galleries [including the addition], circa 1904-1997, comprise 86.82 linear feet on 117 microfilm reels. Records are sparse for the early years when the gallery was operated as a cooperative. As the business expanded and became profitable, recordkeeping was more systematic and thorough. Records consist of administrative correspondence, 1927-1989 and undated; exhibition records, 1934-1982 and undated; inventories and sales records, 1946-1980 and undated; financial records, 1933-1957; miscellaneous, 1934-1985 and undated; photographs, circa 1925-circa 1980; printed matter, 1932-1982 and undated; personal papers of Alan D. and Mary J. Gruskin, 1932-1983 and undated; and papers of Gruskin's business partner Francis C. Healey, 1932-1935 and undated. An addition measuring 2.5 linear feet represents scattered material, 1932-1997 and undated, that remained after the gallery closed in 1995. It includes administrative records, 1934-1995 and undated; photographs circa 1938-1988 and undated; artists records, 1932-1993 and undated; exhibitions, 1958-1993 and undated; videotapes, 1977-1988; and oversize printed matter, 1973-1977 and undated. Because microfilmimg of the Midtown Galleries records was already underway when this material was received, it could not be integrated with the main portion of the collection.
Citation:
Midtown Galleries records, 1904-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The majority of the collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 5322-5438 and 5475 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Biography Note:
Midtown Galleries (established 1932. Closed 1995) was an art gallery in New York, N.Y. Founded by Alan D. Gruskin and Francis C. Healey, specializing in contemporary American art; sold to John Whitney Payson, 1985, and name changed to Midtown-Payson Galleries, 1990.
Provenance:
Midtown Galleries loaned a small number of records consisting of news releases, 1939-1966, and exhibition schedules to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1966. Subsequently, Mary J. Gruskin donated this material, along with many other gallery records, to the Archives in several installments between 1972 and 1991; an additional gift was received in 1997. The portion loaned in 1966 is now integrated with the main records and has been refilmed in sequence. Unfortunately, the addition of 1997 was received in Washington, D.C. after microfilming was well underway. The addition has been microfilmed and described separately as Series 10. Wherever possible, the main text has been annotated with reel and frame numbers for related items contained in the addition.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7098
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209231
AAA_collcode_midtgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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