Correspondence; files on 42 artists, containing clippings, photos, exhibition catalogs and letters; exhibition files for her gallery, Gallery of Wonderful Things, Fort Worth, Texas, and Tall Timbers, Houston, Texas; a scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photos, and letters about the Gallery of Wonderful Things; printed material and loan records for her private collections of ceramics, paintings and sculpture; photographs; and printed miscellany.
Artist files include David Adickes, Ludwig Bemelmans, James Blake, Bill Bomar, Cynthia Brants, David Brownlow, Max Butler, John Chumley, Charles Cobelle, Dorothy Crowley, Montague Dawson, Adolph Dehn, Joseph Domjan, Kelly Fearing, Robert Fowler, Frank Freed, An Furuta, Henry and Leila Gadbois, R.C. Gorman, George Grammer, John Guerin, Dorothy Hood, William A. Kolliker, Richard M. Lincoln, Anthony Martin, Blanche McVeigh, Marc Moldawer, Martha Mood, Charles Pebworth, Margaret Putnam, Dickson Reeder, Andrew Rush, Porfirio Salinas, E.M. (Buck) Schiwetz, Charles Schorre, Mary Ellen Shipnes, Agnes Sims, Emily Guthrie Smith, Trudy Sween, Charles Umlauf, Bror Utter, and Charles T. Williams.
Biographical / Historical:
Hershey founded Gallery of Wonderful Things, Fort Worth, Texas in 1956 and turned it over to Electra Carlin in 1958. Carlin moved the gallery and changed the name to Carlin Gallery. Hershey moved to Houston and organized four art shows at the Tall Timbers apartment complex owned by her husband.
Lent for microfilming 1981 by Terese Tarlton Hershey.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
0.3 Linear feet (ca. 2700 items (partially microfilmed on 6 reels))
Scope and Contents:
Sketchbooks, photographs and slides, correspondence, writings, art works, monologue and financial material.
REELS 1995-1998: Biographical information; manuscripts and drafts for articles; contracts for sculpture commissions; clippings and catalogs; 12 sketchbooks; sketches and drawings; correspondence and clippings relating to the commissioned altar piece for St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Houston.
REEL 3126: Material relating to the commissioned sculpture for the entrance to the Houston zoo, including correspondence, clippings, financial records, sketches, photographs and a file on the Art in Public Places-Arts Council of Houston.
REEL 3752: Transcript of a monologue by Fowler regarding his sculpture now in Temple Emmanuel, and portions of a conversation between Bob West and Fowler. (Original tapes - 2 cassettes, are in the collection).
UNMICROFILMED: Thirty-nine slides of the Houston zoo sculpture, 10 etchings, a drawing, and a print.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor and etcher; Houston, Tex.
Material on reels 1995-1998 and 3126 lent for microfilming, 1979-1984, by Fowler as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Fowler, 1984-1986.