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Washburn Gallery records, 1906-2017, bulk 1971-2010

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Washburn Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Washburn, Joan T.  Search this
Peridot Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
47.9 Linear feet; 4.805 Gigabytes
The collection is arranged as eight series. Series 1: Administrative Records, 1965-2011 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-2) Series 2: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1919-2016, bulk 1971-2005 (4 linear feet; Boxes 2-6) Series 3: Artist Files, 1906-2017, bulk 1971-2011 (31.5 linear feet, Boxes 6-37, 48; 4.081 gigabytes, ER01-04) Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1921-2014, bulk 1972-2014 (7.4 linear feet, Boxes 37-45; 0.724 gigabytes, ER05-07) Series 5: Art Fair Files, 1988-2011 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 45-46) Series 6: Printed Material, 1970-2016 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 46-47) Series 7: Photographic Material, 1970-2010 (0.2 linear feet; Box 47) Series 8: Peridot Gallery Records, 1948-1971 (1.3 linear feet: Boxes 47-50)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Access to original papers, with permission, requires an appointment.
The Washburn Gallery records measure 47.9 linear feet and 4.805 gigabytes. The collection dates from 1906-2017, with the bulk of material dating from 1971-2010. Founded in 1971 by Joan Washburn, the New York gallery specializes in the work of 19th and 20th American artists, and has mounted hundreds of exhibitions in its four decade history. The collection documents the gallery's activities through administrative records, correspondence and subject files, artist files, exhibition files, art fair files, printed material, photographic material, and records from the Peridot Gallery, purchased by Washburn in 1971.
Washburn Gallery records, 1906-2017, bulk 1971-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Joan Washburn conducted by James Wechsler in 2007 and letters from Washburn in response to Lee Hall's book, <em>Elaine and Bill: Portrait of a Marriage</em>.
Biography Note:
The Washburn Gallery (1971- ) is a gallery in New York, New York, founded by Joan Washburn and specializing in the work of 19th and 20th American artists. Prior to Washburn's ownership in 1971, the gallery was know as Peridot Gallery.
Language Note:
English .
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2017 by Joan Washburn, gallery founder and director.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art