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Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection records and papers, circa 1950-2010

Catalog Data

Mayer, Robert B., 1910-1974,  Search this
Mayer, Beatrice C., 1923-2018  Search this
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Physical Description:
22 Linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
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The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection records and papers measure 22.0 linear feet and date from circa 1950 -2021. The material documents the Mayer Family Collection of works of art and includes biographical material, subject files, loan and exhibition files, interviews, photographs, financial records, administrative files, and printed material documenting sales, provenance, and conservation records. Also included is a small plastic bag of metal pins that came from a Lucas Samaras sculpture that accompanies extensive documentation. A portion of the collcction also documents the Mayer's personal lives.
Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection records and papers, circa 1950-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Biography Note:
Robert B. Mayer (1910-1974) and Beatrice C. Mayer (1921-2018) were art collectors in Chicago, Ill.
Language Note:
English .
Donated in 2022 by Ruth Mayer, Robert B and Beatrice C. Mayer's daughter.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art Collectors  Search this
Patronage  Search this
Record number:
Art Collectors
Data Source:
Archives of American Art