Sunday, March 27, 2011
Digital Collection: Betty Parsons Gallery Records and Personal Papers
The Archives of American Art blog is highlighting women who have contributed to the development and understanding of contemporary and modernist art in the United States. The first entry features Betty Parsons (1900-1982), who opened the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York City in 1946. A photograph of Parsons and a letter from Peggy Guggenheim provide just a hint of the 61,000 images that are available online in the Betty Parsons Gallery Records and Personal Papers. See More About the Collection for a biographical profile of Parsons. The Archives of American Art site also includes the transcript of an oral history interview with Parsons (1981). Access additional digital collections, oral history interviews, and collections by topic (e.g., Women) on the Research Collections page.