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Wally Goodman and William Stanton Picher papers

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Creator:
Goodman, Wally, 1922-2008  Search this
Picher, William Stanton, d. 1981  Search this
Names:
Butterfield & Butterfield  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Garver, Thomas H.  Search this
Martin, Fred, 1927-  Search this
Nicholson, Natasha, 1945-  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Paris, Harold, 1925-  Search this
Pasquini, Philip L.  Search this
Raffael, Joseph, 1933-  Search this
Ramos, Mel, 1935-2018  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1982
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Wally Goodman and William Stanton Picher measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1940-1982. Included are correspondence, printed material, subject file concerning Christo's "Running Fence" project, business records, art works, notes, and photographs.
Correspondence (1966-1981) concerns Goodman's and Picher's collecting activities and friendships with artists, including letters from Fred Martin, Nathan Oliveira, Joseph Raffael, Mel Ramos, and William T. Wiley and a greeting card decorated with an Oliveira print (1940). The "Running Fence" file contains correspondence, including 2 letters from Christo, summaries of the project, receipts, clippings, and photographs.
Business records include loan requests from museums (1966-1981), bills of sale (1950-1982), insurance and appraisal lists of works and their values (1967-1981), conservation reports (1970-1976), and files concerning the "Mexican Masters Suite", Christo print documentation (1970-1972), and appraisers Butterfield and Butterfield (1979-1981).
Original art work includes rubber stamp designs by Phil Pasquini, a booklet made by Lout Sue, an illustrated booklet by William T. Wiley (1975) and 2 collages by Harold Paris (1976). Among the printed material are reproductions of works collected, clippings (1966-1981), and exhibition catalogs (1967-1981). Photographs are of the wedding of Tom Garver and Natasha Nicholson at Goodman and Picher's home.
Also included are records documenting Goodman's and Picher's Asian Collection, consisting of a few letters (1964-1971), bills of sale (1948-1978), receipts and photographs of works, loan forms (1969-1979), 2 appraisal forms (1971), "non-American" receipts, miscellaneous financial material, and notes (1946-1971), clippings (1969-1979), and photographs and slides of works.
Biographical / Historical:
Wally Goodman (1922-2008) and William Stanton Picher were art collectors in San Francisco, California.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the papers of Patrick Duffy and Wally Goodman.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by Wally Goodman.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Rubber stamps  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.goodwalt
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goodwalt