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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.
Robert B. Mayer (1910-1974) and Beatrice C. Mayer (1921-2018) were art collectors in Chicago, Ill.
Donated in 2022 by Ruth Mayer, Robert B and Beatrice C. Mayer's daughter.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001