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Jay McEvoy papers, 1934-1995

Creator:
McEvoy, Jay D., 1909-2004
Subject:
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Courvoisier Galleries (San Francisco, Calif.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.2 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:
Papers consist of business and personal letters, 1955-1995, organizational minutes and by-laws of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor and Patrons of Art and Music, 1957-1970s, during the period that McEvoy was the financial director of the Palace of the Legion of Honor; and a scrapbook of the Courvoisier Galleries, 1939-1941, containing exhibition announcements, catalogs, and newspaper articles about exhibitions. Among the artists who exhibited were Peter Hurd, Millard Sheets, Jean Varda, Abraham Rattner, Charles Howard, Adaline Kent, DeWitt Peters, and Frederic Taubes.
Citation:
Jay McEvoy papers, 1934-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art dealer; San Francisco, Calif. Operated Courvoisier Galleries.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Jay McEvoy.
Theme:
The Art Market
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art dealers
Art galleries, Commercial
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6098
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216290
AAA_collcode_mcevjay
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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