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PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE ROLF NELSON GALLERY RECORDS, 1953-1973
2010.M.38  
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Rolf Nelson Gallery records

Box 1, 10

Arnoldi, Charles, 1971

Box 1, Folder 1

Papers and black-and-white photographs

Box 10, Folder 1

Color slides

Box 1, Folder 2

Artist Protest Committee, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Includes draft of prospectus for the Artists' Tower Against the War in Vietnam.
Box 1, 10

Baxter, Iain, 1966

Box 1, Folder 3

Papers and black-and-white photographs

Scope and Content Note

Some photographs were originally housed in a paper album.
Box 10, Folder 2

Color slides

Box 1, Folder 4

Business cards, undated

Scope and Content Note

Cards were originally housed in a card file.
Box 1, Folder 5

Chicago, Judy, 1966-1970

Scope and Content Note

Contains Rolf Nelson price list, various exhibition announcements, biographies, black-and-white photographs and clippings.
Box 1, Folder 6

Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, 1969-1972

Box 1, Folder 7

Collection, Rolf Nelson personal, 1970

Scope and Content Note

See also Farlin Street inventory.
Box 1, Folder 8

Collector's list, 1969-1971

Box 1, 9*, 10

Collins, Jess, 1964-1970

Scope and Content Note

Also known as Jess.
Box 1, Folder 9

Papers and correspondence

Box 9*, Folder 1

Oversize artwork

Box 10, Folder 3

Color slides

Box 1, Folder 10

Contracts, 1968-1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes Betty Asher consignment agreement.
Box 1, Folder 11

Corse, Mary, undated

Box 1, Folder 12

C file, 1969-1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes one postcard from Christo, a Noma Copley exhibition announcement and letters to Noma Copley.
Box 1, Folder 13

De France, James, 1965-1967

Box 1, Folder 14

De Miranda, Yvonne, 1971

Box 1, 10

Dine, Jim, 1960-1962

Box 1, Folder 15

Papers and clippings

Box 10, Folder 4

Color transparency

Box 1, Folder 16

Downey Museum of Art, 1965

Box 1, Folder 17

Edition Domberger, 1969

Box 1, Folder 18

Editions Press, 1969-1972

Box 1, Folder 19

Robert Elkon Gallery, 1964

Box 1, Folder 20

Farlin Street inventory, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Contains papers regarding Nelson's personal art collection and other belongings in relation to the property settlement agreement between Nelson and Gehry.
Box 1, 11*

Foulkes, Llyn, 1963, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains artist biographies and contract. Includes photograph by Julian Wasser.
Box 1, Folder 21

Papers and photographs

Box 11*

Maquette

Scope and Content Note

Maquette for an invitation to the Llyn Foulkes exhibition at Rolf Nelson Gallery in 1963.
Box 2, 10

Freeman, Betty, 1970-1971

Box 2, Folder 1

Papers

Box 2, Folder 2

Black-and-white photographs

Box 10, Folder 5

Color transparencies

Box 2, Folder 3-4

Frumkin, Allan, and Allan Frumkin Gallery, 1962-1973

Box 2, Folder 5

F file, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and papers regarding Ernest Fleischmann and correspondence with the Richard Feigen Gallery.
Box 2, Folder 6

G file, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes one letter to Patrecia Grieve.
Box 2, Folder 7

Hamrol, Lloyd, 1965-1966

Scope and Content Note

Contains artist biographies, a contract and black-and-white photographs.
Box 2, Folder 8

Hefferton, Philip, undated

Box 2, 7, 10

Herms, George, 1963-1968

Box 2, Folder 9-11

Papers, black-and-white photographs and original art

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter sent by Herms containing hair.
Box 7, Folder 1

Oversize

Box 10, Folder 6

Color slide

Box 3, Folder 1

Hirshorn, Joseph, 1967-1968

Box 3, Folder 2

Hoffman, Gary, 1968-1970

Box 3, Folder 3

H file, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with Hansen Fuller Gallery.
Box 3, 10

Indiana, Robert, 1962-1973

Box 3, Folder 4

Papers and clippings

Box 3, Folder 5

Exhibition announcements

Box 3, Folder 6

Black-and-white photographs

Box 10, Folder 7

Color photographs and transparencies

Scope and Content Note

All the transparencies were photographed by Eric Pollitzer Color Photography.
Box 3, Folder 7

Jensen, Alfred, 1965

Box 3, 7, 10

Kaprow, Allan, 1960-1970

Box 3, Folder 8

Letters

Box 10, Folder 8

Color photograph

Scope and Content Note

The photograph, a portrait of Rolf Nelson with a child, was originally attached to an undated letter.
Box 7, Folder 2

Calendar

Scope and Content Note

Calendar of happenings, Days Off.
Box 3, Folder 9

Kaufman, Ray, 1969

Box 3, 9*, 10

Letters sent and received, 1953-1961

Scope and Content Note

Contains assorted letters the bulk of which were sent and received during Nelson's tenure at the Martha Jackson Gallery. Includes original art by Bölin and Cady.
Box 3, Folder 10-11

Letters (New York)

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter from Stan Vanderbeek.
Box 9*, Folder 2

Oversize letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters are from Michael Martin Cady.
Box 10, Folder 9

Color slides

Box 3, Folder 12

Mattox, Charles, undated

Box 3, 10

Nagle, Ron, 1969-1970

Box 3, Folder 13

Papers

Box 10, Folder 10

Color photograph

Box 8

Nelson, Rolf, 1964, undated

Box 4, 10

Nesbitt, Lowell, 1960-1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes one exhibition announcement with a 33 1/3 rpm record (D1).
Box 4, Folder 1-2

Correspondence

Box 4, Folder 3-4

Papers

Box 4, Folder 5

Clippings

Box 4, Folder 6-7

Black-and-white photographs

Box 10, Folder 11

Color photographs

Box 5, Folder 1

N file, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters sent to Mort and Arthur Neumann.
Box 5, 7, 10

O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1966-1969

Box 5, Folder 2

Papers

Box 7, Folder 3

Oversize clippings

Box 10, Folder 12

Color transparency

Box 5, Folder 3

Oldenburg, Claes, 1969

Box 5, Folder 4

Olodart, Mike, 1965

Box 5, 10

Partch, Harry, 1967-1969

Box 5, Folder 5-6

Papers and black-and-white photograph

Box 10, Folder 13

Color slides

Box 5, Folder 7

Petlin, Irving, 1964

Box 5, Folder 8

Printer materials, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials related to the printing of exhibition announcements and other ephemera from vendors. Includes mock-ups for some Nelson Gallery exhibition announcments.
Box 5, Folder 9

Saul, Peter, 1963

Box 5, Folder 10

Save the Museum Committee, 1965-1968

Scope and Content Note

Mostly comprised of bank statements.
Box 5, Folder 11

Sissor Bros. Warehouse, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Also known as Blink Works at Sissor Bros. Warehouse. The exhibition featured work by Robert Watts, Alison Knowles and George Brecht.
Box 5, Folder 12

Stevenson, Robert, 1966

Box 5, Folder 13

Assorted art historical clippings, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Clippings are not specifically related to Rolf Nelson or his Gallery.
Box 5, Folder 14

Assorted papers and black-and-white photographs, 1959-1968

Scope and Content Note

Includes photograph of gallery show May 1968, featuring Judy Chicago.
Box 6

Unidentified art object, undated

Scope and Content Note

Scroll by Judi.