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Gardner, Joan

Collection Creator:
55 Mercer St. Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 72
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-2006
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records, 1939-2007, bulk 1970-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records
55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records / Members and Guest Artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw959018f16-417b-4fb8-9c48-7d281bdd5cb1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-55mercga-ref98

Gardner, Joan

Collection Creator:
Meggers, Betty Jane  Search this
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981  Search this
Container:
Box 57
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-2004
Collection Restrictions:
The Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans papers are open for research. Personal correspondence, however, is RESTRICTED until 2026.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers
Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers / Series 4: Correspondence / 4.1: Personal Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw35f0bc278-d8d0-45ab-a02e-acb36a2d6d96
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2013-01-ref2200

[Gardner, Joan]

Collection Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Container:
Box 35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Collection Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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William C. Sturtevant papers
William C. Sturtevant papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c9b02f7c-3c81-4f05-8f6b-90e8a27d4b4e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2008-24-ref1221

Gardner, Joan Andrews

Collection Creator:
Howard Wise Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 94
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Howard Wise Gallery records, 1943-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Howard Wise Gallery records
Howard Wise Gallery records / Series 2: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f271a2d9-01e2-4252-90da-a3506821d8b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-howawisg-ref197

55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records, 1939-2007, bulk 1970-2007

Creator:
55 Mercer St. Gallery  Search this
55 Mercer St. Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Ingram, Lisa  Search this
Honig, Ethelyn  Search this
Gregg, Jon  Search this
Genaro, Irene  Search this
Gardner, Joan  Search this
Charlap, Peter  Search this
55 Mercer St. Gallery  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Visitors' books
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13656
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)273509
AAA_collcode_55mercga
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_273509
Online Media:

Joan Gardner, 1933- [Folder]

Additional name:
Gardner, Mrs. Frank  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_29131

Slide Box 2: Cunningham, Bruce, cont'd. - Gregg, Jon

Collection Creator:
55 Mercer St. Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Cunningham, Bruce

Derkatsch, Erik

Dill, Leslie

Dorman, Josh

Drum, Sydney

Fisher, Craig

Friedman, B.

Friedman, Barbara

Gardner, Joan

Giersbach, Marilyn

Grant, George (Tom)

Greenberg, Gloria

Gregg, Jon
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records, 1939-2007, bulk 1970-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records
55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records / Series 3: Artists' Files / Members and Guest Artists Slides
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95e5bc486-901e-47dd-bcda-c992ddb17d50
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-55mercga-ref127

55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records

Creator:
55 Mercer St. Gallery  Search this
Names:
55 Mercer St. Gallery  Search this
Charlap, Peter, 1949-  Search this
Gardner, Joan  Search this
Genaro, Irene  Search this
Gregg, Jon  Search this
Honig, Ethelyn  Search this
Ingram, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
5.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Visitors' books
Date:
1939-2007
bulk 1970-2007
Summary:
55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records, 1939-2007, bulk 1970-2007, measure 5.1 linear feet. The records, which are incomplete with sizeable gaps, consist of administrative records, exhibition files, artists' files, financial records, scrapbooks, guest books, and printed material that document one of the most successful and long lived artist run cooperative galleries in SoHo. The only item pre-dating 55 Mercer Artists, Inc. is a 1939 newspaper clipping in the artists' files.
Scope and Contents:
55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records, 1939-2007, bulk 1970-2007, measure 5.1 linear feet. The records, which are incomplete with sizeable gaps, consist of administrative records, exhibition files, artists' files, financial records, scrapbooks, guest books, and printed material that document one of the most successful and long lived artist run cooperative galleries in SoHo. The only item pre-dating 55 Mercer Artists, Inc. is a 1939 newspaper clipping in the artists' files.

Administrative records include correspondence, records of board committees, exhibition schedules, membership and mailing lists, and minutes. Exhibition files consist of slides and photographs of installations and individual works of art, small amounts of correspondence, notes, and lists of works shown.

Artists' files consist of various combinations of correspondence, resumes, printed material, photographs and slides of art work of members and guest artists. Many artists are represented by just an item or two; files for Corliss Cavaliere, Peter Charlap, Joan Gardner, Irene Gennaro, Jon Gregg, Ethelyn Honig, and Lisa Ingram are more substantial.

The majority of financial records concern membership dues, rent and exhibition fees received. Also included are sporadic banking records, paid bills, treasurers' reports, insurance information and tax records. Eight scrapbooks include exhibition announcements, publicity, reviews, miscellaneous printed material, photographs, and slides.

Guest books consist of 22 volumes and loose pages that record gallery visitors, many of whom offered comments about the shows. Exhibition titles and dates are noted on the page for the day of each opening reception.

Among the printed materials are exhibition announcements, catalogs, and publicity produced by 55 Mercer Artists, Inc.; copies of every exhibition announcement, catalog, and press release issued have not survived. Also found are articles about or mentioning 55 Mercer Artists, Inc., exhibition reviews, advertisements and event listings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Administrative Records, circa 1970-2007 (Box 1; 0.4 linear ft.)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1971-2007 (Box 1; 0.4 linear ft.)

Series 3: Artists' Files, 1939, 1973-2006 (Boxes 1-2; 0.6 linear ft.)

Series 4: Financial Records, 1973-2006 (Boxes 2-3; 0.8 linear ft.)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1977-1987 (Box 3; 0.3 linear ft.)

Series 6: Guest Books, 1972-2007 (Boxes 3-5; 1.7 linear ft.)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1973-2007 (Box 5, OV 6; 0.9 linear ft.)
Biographical / Historical:
55 Mercer Artists, Inc., an artist-run alternative to commercial galleries, was founded as 55 Mercer Gallery - also known as 55 Mercer Street Gallery and 55 Mercer - in December 1969. The earliest of a second wave of co-operative galleries in New York City, it was one of the most successful and the longest-lived.

Many of the founders and early members were active in the Art Workers' Coalition, a group formed to address artists' rights issues and promote the overhaul of the museum and gallery system to remove profit motives from art. Tom Parker, an artist friend acting on behalf of group members who aspired to open a co-operative gallery, rented the third floor of 55 Mercer Street. He reserved a room to use as a studio and sublet the remainder to the co-op. Two large galleries of nearly equal size were separated by a small, open office area, a layout that led to a tradition of tandem solo exhibitions or one large group show. The open, spare and worn space especially appealed to sculptors and attracted those who worked in large scale with recycled materials.

The inaugural exhibition in early 1970 was a group show of the ten founding members: Alice Adams, Martin Bressler, Don Cole, Gloria Greenburg, Stan Kaplan, Christy Park, Stephen Rosenthal, L. Shreve Stevenson, and Merrill Wagner; during the first year, each member also had a solo exhibition. With haphazard arrangements and no publicity or gallery guide listings, reviews were not forthcoming. Nevertheless, by the end of its first year the gallery had established a reputation as a space "of artists, by artists, and for artists" and over the years presented some of the best exhibitions in SoHo. Membership was fluid. No particular style or philosophy was ever dominant, and members found unity in their focus on quality, antipathy to commercial galleries and insistence on freedom for member and guest artists alike.

By the start of its second season, the gallery had the attention of critics and reviews were appearing regularly in art periodicals. When the co-operative gallery Ours closed at the end of 1970, Janet Fish, Diane Karol, Paul Tschinkel, and Frank Lincoln Viner were invited to join. With larger membership came the need for a definite exhibition schedule and greater organization. Over the next few years, meetings began to occur more frequently. By the mid 1970s the gallery began to receive funding from sources such as the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Officially incorporated as 55 Mercer Street Artists, Inc. in 1977, the organizations by-laws specified: "The corporation is a not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to provide a facility for artists who seek to introduce their work to the public. The corporation maintains an exhibition space which it makes available for this purpose, both for its artists members, and for visiting artists. In addition, the corporation presents performances, discussions, workshops and other art-related events for the general public." A board of directors composed of artist members managed the affairs of the corporation assisted by a Membership Committee, Grants Committee, and Selection Committee that chose and scheduled exhibitions,

Trustees began managing the building after the owner of the 55 Mercer Street died, and 55 Mercer Artists, Inc. received an eviction notice in early 2007. Legal representation was obtained and a loophole discovered, but declining membership and the poor physical condition of the facilities eventually prompted a decision to relocate. Some members chose to join other galleries. A core group of about a dozen 55 Mercer artists found a suitable space in Long Island City; after reorganizing as an artist-initiated not-for-profit gallery, they reopened in 2008 as M55 Mercer Art.
Provenance:
Donated in 2007 by 55 Mercer Street Artists, Inc. via Ethelyn Honig.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Function:
Artist-run galleries -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Visitors' books
Citation:
55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records, 1939-2007, bulk 1970-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.55mercga
See more items in:
55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96bbbdd18-60af-4900-b16b-1531e7ae37cd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-55mercga
Online Media:

Ohio perspectives : 11 July - 7 September 1986 : Joan Gardner, Don Harvey, Steven McCallum, John L. Moore, John Sokol

Author:
Akron Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Gardner, Joan 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Ohio
Date:
1986
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6530.O3.A77.1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638754

The analysis of textiles from Spiro Mound, Oklahoma / Mary Elizabeth King [and] Joan S. Gardner

Author:
King, Mary Elizabeth  Search this
Gardner, Joan S  Search this
Physical description:
19 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Spiro Mounds Archaeological State Park (Okla.)
Date:
1981
1981?]
Topic:
Textile fabrics--Testing  Search this
Call number:
TS1449 .K53 1981
TS1449.K53 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_305614

The care of tanned skins in mammal research collections / Catharine A. Hawks, Stephen L. Williams, and Joan S. Gardner

Author:
Hawks, Catharine A  Search this
Williams, Stephen L. 1948-  Search this
Gardner, Joan S  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
Topic:
Mammals--Collection and preservation  Search this
Hides and skins  Search this
Call number:
TS967 .H395 1984
TS967.H395 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_295276

The conservation of fragile specimens from the Spiro Mound, LeFlore County, Oklahoma : a report submitted to the National Science Foundation, grant # BNS 7817778 / by Joan S. Gardner

Author:
Gardner, Joan S  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 75 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Spiro Mounds Archaeological State Park (Okla.)
Date:
1980
Topic:
Antiquities--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
E78.O45 G34X
E78.O45G34X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_138737

Thomas Jefferson : a biography in his own words / by the editors of Newsweek Books ; with an introd. by Joseph L. Gardner ; Joan Patterson Kerr, picture editor

Author:
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826  Search this
Newsweek, inc Book Division  Search this
Subject:
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826  Search this
Physical description:
416 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
[1974]
Call number:
CT275.J45 A1t
CT275.J45A1t
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_48515

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