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.
REEL 1514: A resume; letters; exhibition catalogs and invitations; clippings; typescripts of essays on Smith's work; and photographs of Smith with her work.
REEL 1597: Sketches and sketchbooks of figure studies, still lifes, and portraits; a photograph album containing snapshots of paintings and drawings; and photographs of Smith and others.
REELS 1701-1702: Two scrapbooks containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements and notes about paintings sold; exhibition catalogs; letters from patrons, friends, and colleagues; autographed books; and an inventory of art work in Smith's personal collection and files on the artists represented.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Fort Worth, Texas.
Material on reel 1514 donated January 1979 by Smith. Material on reels 1597 and 1701-1702 lent for microfilming January 1979 and subsequently donated in October 1979, except the photograph album, sketches, and sketchbooks.
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