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Samuel Wagstaff papers, 1796-1987 (bulk 1952-1986)

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Wagstaff (Samuel) Papers
Series V. Projects, 1914-1986 2.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Contains photographs and documents regarding specific exhibitions Wagstaff participated in, publications that Wagstaff produced, and artist research. This series includes documentation regarding the founding of Wagstaff's publishing Company, Gray Press, and its only published product, A Book of Photographs.
The series is arranged by exhibitions, publications and artist research. Artist research is organized alphabetically by artist name.
92-94, 121 Exhibitions, 1914-1986 699 items
box folder
92 1-2 Venezia '79-La Fotografia, 1978-1980 97 items
Wagstaff's contribution to the exhibition was organized by the International Center of Photography. Includes one copy of Photo.
92 3-4 Colleció Sam Wagstaff, 1980-1983 53 items
Wagstaff exhibited his collections at the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid and Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona.
92 5-6 Trésors de la collection Sam Wagstaff, 1982-1983 59 items
Exhibition was held at the Petit Palais as part of the Mois de la Photo organizing initiative.
box folder
93 1-5 Photographic Reproduction Processes, 1914-1983 106 items
Includes letters from 1914 describing photomechanical processes. Also includes copy of The Beginnings of Halftone. Exhibition was held at Grolier Club.
93 6 That's Sculpture? Photographs from the Collection of Samuel Wagstaff, Jr., 1981-1984 137 items
Exhibition was held at Brown University.
121 Hanging Out, 1984 8 items
Contains color slides. Exhibition was held at Bell Gallery.
box folder
94 1-2 Wagstaff II exhibition, 1980-1986 181 items
A traveling exhibition of Wagstaff collection photographs that was to be shown at International Center for Photography, Corcoran and other institutions.
94 3 Erotica exhibition, 1981-1984 35 items
Exhibition was to be held at NYU Grey Gallery and Texas Gallery, Houston. Also referred to by Wagstaff as "sex show." Includes Mancini Gallery exhibition catalog.
94 4-5 Indian exhibition, 1967-1980 23 items
Exhibition was probably never realized.
95-96, 111*, 121 Publications, 1977-1986 690 items
95 A Book of Photographs, 1977-1982 406 items
Contains release forms for publication. Also includes contracts, financial accounting papers and documents related to book production and ordering.
96, 111*, 121 Cat collection, 1978-1986 288 items
Research for and responses to 1986 Artforum article.
box folder
96 1-9 Papers and black-and-white photographs
121 Other photographic formats
box folder
111* 3 Oversize photographs
97, 121 Artist Research, 1982-1985, undated
97, 121 Ettinger, David, 1985 27 items
box folder
97 1 Papers
121 Color slides
box folder
97 2-3 Gallé, Emile, 1982-1983 90 items
Includes two copies of Sotheby auction catalog.
97 4 Gauguin, Paul, undated 94 items

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