Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
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The Historical Records of Barnett-Aden Gallery collection includes historical background materials on the gallery, its founders James V. Herring and Alonzo Aden as well as Adolphus Ealey, its steward after its closure in 1969. The materials include correspondence, business records, photographs, exhibition catalogues, and clippings.
Series 1: Ephemeral Historical Records,1954-1982
Materials in this series contain two subseries, Historical Records and Exhibition Catalogues. Historical Records include obituaries on the founders as well as invitations and ephemera. Exhibition catalogues contain handouts/brochures given at Barnett-Aden Gallery exhibitions.
Series 2: Photographs, undated
Materials include photographs documenting events at the Barnett-Aden Gallery including Herring with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt from 1943.
Series 3: Business Records, 1967-1989
Materials in this series are separated into three subseries containing tax information, business proposals and other miscellaneous business records.
Series 4: Clippings, 1957-1975
Materials include newspaper clippings about exhibitions and Ealey's search for a home for the collection