This collection is arranged as 12 series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1961-1994 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Project Files, 1965-1987 (0.25 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Administrative Records, 1961- circa 1990s (1 linear foot; Boxes 1-2) Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1961-1991 (1 linear foot; Boxes 2-3) Series 5: Artists' Files, 1957-1994 (22.5 linear feet; Boxes 3-25, 41-42, FC 43-45) Series 6: Collector and Client Files, 1960-1994 (3.2 linear feet; Boxes 25-28) Series 7: Financial Material, 1962-1990 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 28-30) Series 8: Printed Material, 1957-1994 (2 linear feet; Boxes 30-32, 41) Series 9: Scrapbook, 1960-1988 (3 folders; Box 32) Series 10: Photographs, circa 1960s-circa 1990s (0.35 linear feet; Boxes 32, 42) Series 11: Joan Ankrum Personal Papers, circa 1900-1993 (2 linear feet; Boxes 32-34, 41) Series 12: Morris Broderson Papers, 1941-1989 (7.2 linear feet; Boxes 34-42)
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.
The Ankrum Gallery records measure 41.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 1990s, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1990. The papers include over 395 artists files, general gallery correspondence, project files, administrative records, exhibition files, collector and client files, financial material, printed material, 1 unbound scrapbook, and photographs. Also included are personal papers of gallery founder Joan Ankrum and her nephew, artist Morris Broderson.
Ankrum Gallery records, circa 1900-circa 1990s, bulk 1960-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund
Also found in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Joan Ankrum, one conducted by Betty Hoag, April 28, 1964, and a second by Paul Karlstrom, November 5, 1997-February 4, 1998. Additionally, there is an oral history interview with Morris Broderson conducted by Paul Karlstrom, March 11-13, 1998.
The Ankrum Gallery was established 1960 in Los Angeles by American film actress Joan Wheeler Ankrum and William Chalee. The gallery closed in 1989.
Collection is in English
The Ankrum Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Joan Ankrum in 1995.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001