THE DOWNTOWN GALLERY EDITH GREGOR HALPERT, Director Consultation by appointment only Telephone: PLaxa 3-3707 Established 1926 465 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK, N. Y. 1 0022 May 15, 1967 Mr. William I, Homer, Chairman Department of Art History University of Delaware Newark, Delaware 19711 Dear Mr. Homer Thank you for your letter, I too enjoyed meeting you and am glad that you were impressed with the work of Arthur Dove. Despite the fact that both the press and the majority of museums are focusing all the attention on what is referred to in college-language as CAMP or in my language what is sensational and presumably a novelty or actually 'temporary rather than Contemporary', -we have never had as much activity in our career as we have today in connection with the artists op our roster. Also, we average about six requests per week for material to be used by students working on an M.A. thesis. We try to be cooperative, but it is time-consuming to say the least and on some occasions when the students are left alone with the recoils which we have, they remove photographs or important clippings from our books, necessitating the attention of one of our employees. At the moment the Archives of American Art has several people working here, making microfilms of our records, both the photographs and clipping books as well as other material. We are working with them in the hope that they can in the future take over this educational area - as we are, after all, artists agents and - so-called - a commercial gallery. We are not equipped to devote much time to outside activities and have no physical space for scholars to work with the material on hand. However, we will try to be of help to Mrs, Tarbell and I am writing her accordingly, I hope that when you are next in New York you will pay us a visit. Sincerely yours.
William Innes Homer Papers. Georgia OKeeffe Museum Research Center Archives.
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