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.
Letters; photographs; printed material; and miscellany.
REEL 3316: An invitation and catalog, 1972, for an exhibition of Mood's stitcheries, ceramics, sculpture and photography at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston; 4 newspaper clippings; a letter to Roger and Mary Louise Mood from Martha and Beau Mood, 1965; and an undated photograph of Mood.
REEL 3449: Material gathered by Martha Mood's agent, Lester Kierstead Henderson, including photocopies of letters to Henderson from Ansel Adams, Ronald Reagan and others, thanking him for the book THE SUBLIME HERITAGE OF MARTHA MOOD, by Henderson and Shirley Koploy; printed material about ordering Martha Mood dye transfer reproductions, stichery greeting cards, and calendars; clippings; 2 calenders MANY MOODS, 1984 and 1985, illustrated with stitcheries by Mood; 4 photographs of Mood, Henderson, and ceramic works by Mood.
Biographical / Historical:
Tapestry artist, ceramist, sculptor; San Antonio, Tex. Married name Martha Mood Lehmann.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Material on reel 3449 donated 1982 by Lester K. Henderson, Martha Mood's agent. Material on reel 3316 lent for microfilming 1983 by W. Roger Mood, Mood's cousin by marriage.
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