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Blair Galleries, Ltd. Records

Blair Galleries, Ltd. Records

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Finding Aid to the Blair Galleries, Ltd. Records, 1966-1969

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, 87501
505-946-1000

September 2010



Collection Overview

Repository: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Title: Blair Galleries, Ltd. Records
Dates: Inclusive dates 1966-1969
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:The Blair Galleries, Ltd. Records contain materials primarily relating to the sale of two Georgia O'Keeffe oil paintings to Mr. and Mrs. George M. Harris. This collection consists of correspondence, photographic prints, 120 film, and clippings.
Identification: MS.14
Language: Materials and finding aid are written in English.


Scope and Content Note

Donald A. Blair and Bettina Steinke originally opened Blair Galleries in 1949 in Claremore, Oklahoma. The couple moved to New Mexico in 1955 and opened Blair Galleries, Ltd. in 1965 in Taos, New Mexico. In 1968, Blair opened a second gallery at The Compound on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the couple later moved to Santa Fe in 1970. The Compound on Canyon Road became home, studio, and gallery for the Blairs, but by 1988 the Blairs had established business offices and a studio at 462 Acequia Madre in Santa Fe. Bettina died on July 11, 1999 and Donald died shortly after on September 18, 2000.

The Blair Galleries, Ltd. Records Relating to Georgia O'Keeffe contain materials primarily relating to the sale of two Georgia O'Keeffe oil paintings to Mr. and Mrs. George M. Harris.


Arrangement of Collection

Arrangement within the series is chronological and consistent with the original order in which the materials were received. The collection is arranged into the following series:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Clippings and Notes

Series 3: Photographic Material


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Blair Galleries, Ltd. Records, 1966-1969. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Archives.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center in October 2009 by Albert Wadle of Wadle Galleries Ltd. in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Processing Information

Processing of the Blair Galleries, Ltd. Records was completed by Elizabeth Ehrnst in 2010.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes. The photographic print materials may be used by researchers. The use of film materials requires the permission of the archivist.

Ownership and Rights

The Blair Galleries, Ltd. Records are the physical property of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. Contact the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Archivist for further copyright and publication information as it pertains to this collection.

Copy and Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies of materials may be made for research purposes only.


Access Terms

Blair Galleries, Ltd.
Collectors and collecting
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986
Wadle, Al


Related Material

The bulk of the records relating to the Blair Galleries, Ltd. are part of the Bettina Steinke & Don Blair Papers collection at the Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


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