The collection is arranged as 9 series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1920s-1963 (Boxes 1-15; 6.0 linear ft.) Series 2: Artist Files, circa 1920s-1950s (Boxes 16-17; 0.7 linear ft.) Series 3: Estate and Legal Records, circa 1925-circa 1939 (Boxes 17-18; 0.3 linear ft.) Series 4: Business and Financial Records, 1919-1956 (Boxes 18-21; 1.2 linear ft.) Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1900-1956 (Boxes 21-22; 0.7 linear ft.) Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1920s-1950s (Boxes 23-34, 40, OV 41; 5.4 linear ft.) Series 7: Frederic Newlin Price Records, 1920s-1950s (Box 34; 6 folders) Series 8: Artwork, circa 1920s-circa 1950s (Box 34, OV 41; 2 folders) Series 9: Photographs, circa 1920-1950s (Boxes 35-39, OV 40; 4.4. linear ft.)
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The Ferargil Galleries records date from circa 1900-1963 and document the activities of this New York gallery that dealt primarily in American contemporary art from shortly after its 1915 founding by Frederic Newlin Price (1884-1963) to it's closure in 1955. 18.7 linear feet of records include incoming and outgoing correspondence with artists, dealers, schools and colleges, and museums and other art institutions; artist files; estate and legal records including papers relating to the Arthur B. Davies estate; gallery business and financial records; printed material; scrapbooks; scattered personal papers of Price; artwork; and photographs of artists, exhibitions and artwork.
Ferargil Galleries records, circa 1900-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of this collection and material lent for microfilming is available on 35mm microfilm reels 777-791, 1008-1010, 1028-1032, 1604, 2804, D321-D322, and N68-14-N68-15 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the collection as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
The Ferargil Galleries 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.
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels D321-D322, and N68-14-N68-15) including personal and business correspondence with artists and other records. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Frederic Newlin Price (1884-1963) opened Ferargil Galleries in 1915 at 24 East 49th Street and 607 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Art critic W. Frank Purdy (1865-1943)was the President of the Art Alliance of America in 1918 and director of the School of American Sculpture worked at the galleries as director of sculpture.
In 1958, Frederic Newlin Price donated circa 70 letters to the Archives of American Art and loaned material for microfilming on reels D321-D322. The remaining records were donated anonymously in 1968.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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