Inventory and sales records date from 1929-2010, bulk 1980-2010. A file was kept by the gallery for each artwork sold, purchased, or loaned. Found here are provenance reports, photographic reproductions, insurance records, shipping and consignment receipts, condition reports, conservation records, and the occasional photograph of an artist. Also included are three digital photographs of artwork. Material dating from before 1986 when the gallery was established is research related to an artwork's provenance.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Owen Gallery records 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.
Owen Gallery records, 1929-2010, bulk 1980-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.