Zoe Dusanne papers, 1930-1987  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Dusanne, Zoe,  -1977
Title
Zoe Dusanne papers
Dates
1930-1987 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.43 cu. ft. (13 boxes)
Collection Number
2430 (Accession No. 2430-004)
Summary
Correspondence, press releases, photographs, exhibit catalogs, ephemera, sales records, scrapbooks, and clippings relating to gallery owner of Seattle
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, except for customer purchase records, which are closed until 2045.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Zoe Dusanne was born in Kansas, but divided her adult life between Seattle and New York, pursuing her love of art in both places. She lived in Seattle 1915-1929, then was a singer and costume designer, and worked in a gallery in New York City, 1929-1942. Returning to Seattle in 1942, she established a gallery in her home on Lakeview Place in 1950. She exhibited the work of Northwest artists who later became famous and showed other modern artisits through her contacts in New York and Europe. When freeway construction claimed her home, she moved her gallery to 532 Broadway East in 1959. She retired because of illness in 1964 and died in Seattle in 1972. Dusanne's daughter, Theodosia Young studied theater and dance at the Cornish School and performed in New York and New England in the 1930s. She returned to Seattle in 1950.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, press releases, photographs, exhibit catalogs, ephemera, sales records, scrapbooks, and clippings relating to Dusanne's Seattle art gallery and personal friends.

Accession includes papers of Dusanne's daughter, Theodosia Young.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Biographical features, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

Incoming lettersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/2
Albert, Sarah Truax
1956-1957
1/3
Boe-Arts Club
1958
1/4
Bowen, Betty
1964
1/5
Callahan, Kenneth
1957
1/6
Forrester, John
1954
1/6
Galerie Beyeler (Basel)
1961-1962
1/7
Graham, John
1946
1/8
Hallsten, Pehr
1958
1/8
Hauberg, Anne
undated
1/9
Jager, Leonard
1948; 1968
1/10
Jaguer, Edouard
1956
1/11
Keen, Helen
1961-1967
1/11
Krauss, Sophie Marks
1963-1971
1/12
McClintock, James
1966-1969
1/13
Marks, Royal S.
1959
1/14
Pillet, Edgard
1954-1955
1/15
Sawyer, Kenneth B.
1954
1/15
Scottlander, Gertrud
1958-1961
1/15
Schulman, Eleanor
1968
1/16
Sieberling, Dorothy
1952-1960
1/17
Stella, Joseph
1945
1/17
Stimson, Douglas
undated
1/18
Thompson, G. David
1956-1959
1/19
W. U. Henry (Horace C.) Gallery
1964
1/20
Weidler, Charlotte
1960-1967
1/21
Willard, Marian
1954
1/22
Young Theodosia Snow
1943-1949
1/23
Miscellaneous A-Z
undated

General CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/24
Carnegie Institute
1960
1/25
Guggenheim (Solomon R.) Museum
1957-1958
1/26
Kaldis, Aristodimos
1960
1/27
Mathieu, Georges
1954
1/28
Museum of Modern Art
1962-1963
1/29
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl
1960-1961
1/30
Rockefeller, Jeannette
1957-1959
1/31
Rome New York Art Foundation
1959
1/32
San Francisco Museum of Art
1957-1961
1/33
Seattle Art Museum
1958-1966
1/34
Van Doesburg, Nelly
1947-1954
1/35
Wise (Howard) Gallery
1962
1/36
Miscellaneous Galleries A-Z
1950-1967
1/37
Miscellaneous A-Z
1953-1969
1/38
Unidentified
1954-1963

News Releases, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/39-40

Biographies of Artists, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/41

Exhibition AnnouncementsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/42
Zoe Dusanne Gallery
1954-1956; 1962; undated
1/43
Other galleries
1955-1956; 1960-1962; undated

Speeches and WritingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Dusanne
undated
2/2
Of others
undated

CatalogsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/3
Janis (Sidney) Gallery
1952; 1954
2/4-5
Miscellaneous
1966-1969; undated

Exhibit Labels, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/6

Greeting CardsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Original Christmas cards
Box/Folder
2/7
Paul Horiuchi
1954; undated
2/8
Sidney Janis Gallery
1949; 1954-1962
2/9-10
Miscellaneous
1949-1969
Box/Folder
2/11
Commercial
1957-1968
2/11
Postcards
1957-1968

Sales RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Restricted until 2045.

Loan Records, 1953-1963Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/12

Checklists, 1953-1960Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/13

Price Lists, 1951-1960Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/14

Receipts, 1954-1960Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/15

Slides, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/16

PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
Personal
1952; undated
13
Personal
1952; undated
3/1-5
Of artworks
undated

Subject SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/6
Allied Arts of Seattle
1959-1961
Alps, Glen
Box/Folder
3/7
News releases
undated
3/8
Exhibition announcements
1954
Anderson, Marian
Box/Folder
3/9
Incoming letter
1958-1964
3/10
Clippings
undated
3/11
Program
1964
Andres, Maria Helena
Box/Folder
3/12
Biographical features
undated
3/13
Incoming letters
1961-1964
3/14
Outgoing letters
undated
3/15
Customs invoice
1961
3/16
Speeches and writings - "Academic Influence"
undated
3/17
Interview
undated
3/18
Exhibit announcements
1973
13/1
Exhibit announcements - oversize
1967
3/19
Checklist
undated
3/20
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder
3/21
Auction of pictures from Dusanne Gallery
undated
11
Auction of pictures from Dusanne Gallery
Restricted.
undated
Backus, Yvonne
Box/Folder
3/22
News releases
undated
3/23
Exhibit announcement
1956
Bayley, Mrs. Frank Sawyer
Box/Folder
3/24
News releases
1954
3/25
Exhibit announcements
1954
Box/Folder
3/26
Bettercourt, Pierre
1964-1967
3/27
Bluhm, Ursula
1959
3/28
Boyce, Richard
1969
3/29
Brauer
1967
Bucholz, Erich
Box/Folder
3/30
News releases
1956
3/31
Exhibit announcements
1956
Burri, Alberto
Box/Folder
3/32
Incoming letters
1957-1959
3/33
Exhibit announcements
1963
Box/Folder
3/34
Burke, Gordon Thomson
undated
4/1
Chen, Chi-Kwan
1961
Cornish, Nellie C.
Box/Folder
4/2
Clippings
1956
4/3
Remembrances
1956
Dahlquist, Paul
Box/Folder
4/4
Biographical features
undated
4/5
Incoming letters
1966-1969
4/6
Exhibit announcements
1962
Box/Folder
4/7
Daumier, Honore
1965
Davis, Stuart and Roselle
Box/Folder
4/8
Biographical features
undated
4/9
Incoming letters
1948-1956
4/10
Clippings
1964
Box/Folder
4/11
Delaunay, Robert
1961
Delaunay, Sonia
Box/Folder
4/12
Biographical features
undated
4/13
General correspondence
1956-1964
4/14
Catalogs and exhibit announcements
1956-1962
4/15
Miscellany
undated
Box/Folder
4/16
Eskridge, Robert Lee
undated
4/17
Ets Lucien Lefebvre-Foinet
1953-1954
4/18
Everett, Al
1962
Falkenstein, Claire
Box/Folder
4/19
Biographical features
undated
4/20
General correspondence
1954-1967
4/21
Exhibit announcements
undated
4/22
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder
4/23
Feininger, Lyonel
undated
4/24
Flynn, Robert
undated
Francis, Sam
Box/Folder
4/25
Biographical features
undated
4/26-27
Incoming letters
1957-1964
4/28
Catalogs and exhibit announcements
1956-1970
4/29
News releases
undated
4/30
Photographs - personal
undated
4/31
Clippings
undated
4/32
Miscellany
undated
Box/Folder
4/33
Frank, Arthur
1935
4/34
Fraser, Vera
undated
4/35
Fujihara, Jun
undated
Gotz, Karl Otto
Box/Folder
4/36
Biographical features
undated
4/37
Exhibit announcements
1954-1956
13/2
Exhibit announcements - oversize
1954
13
Catalogs - oversize
1962
4/38
News releases
undated
Guggenheim, Peggy
Box/Folder
4/39
Incoming letters
1955-1960
4/40
Catalogs and exhibition announcements
1961
4/41
Checklist
undated
4/42
Biographical - Louise L. Gilbert
1953
4/43
Clippings
undated
Haller, Vera
Box/Folder
5/1
Biographical features
undated
5/2
General correspondence - Vera Haller and James Fitzsimmons (Art International)
1957-1963
5/3
Exhibit announcements
1957-1965
13/3
Exhibit announcements - oversize
undated
5/4
Checklist
undated
Box/Folder
5/5
Hixson, William J.
1955
Holty, Carl
Box/Folder
5/6
Biographical features
undated
5/7
Incoming letters
1957-1967
Horiuchi, Paul
Box/Folder
5/8
Biographical features
undated
5/9
General correspondence
1958-1960
5/10
News releases
undated
5/11
Insurance policy
1959
5/12
Catalogs and exhibit announcements
1957-1969
5/13
Photographs
undated
5/14
Clippings
undated
Hyde, B. L.
Box/Folder
5/15
Biographical features
undated
5/16
News releases
undated
5/17
Catalog
1949
5/18
List of patrons
undated
Jenkins, Paul
Box/Folder
5/19
Biographical features
undated
5/20-21
General correspondence
1954-1963
5/22
Catalogs and exhibit announcements
1955-1961
13/4
Catalogs and exhibit announcements - oversize
1961; undated
5/23
News releases
undated
5/24
Photographs - personal
undated
5/25
Clippings
1961
Kanemitsu, Matsumi
Box/Folder
5/26
Biographical features
1954
5/27
General correspondence
1954-1959
5/28
Exhibit announcements
1954-1957
Koenig, John
Box/Folder
5/29
Biographical features
undated
6/1
General correspondence
1956-1961
6/2
Catalogs and exhibit announcements
1958
6/3
News releases
undated
Box/Folder
6/4
Kusama, Yayoi
1958
Looten, Emmanuel
Box/Folder
6/5
Biographical features
undated
6/6
Incoming letters
undated
6/7
Exhibit announcements
undated
6/8
Poem
undated
Box/Folder
6/9
Martin, Andrew
1967
6/10
Martin, Fred T.
undated
Matta, Matitte
Box/Folder
6/11
Incoming letters
1967
6/12
Clippings
undated
McCracken, Philip
Box/Folder
6/13
Incoming letters
1956-1958
13/5
Incoming letters - oversize
1933
6/14
Exhibit announcements
1957-1964
13/6
Exhibit announcements - oversize
undated
6/15
Photographs
undated
McGrath, James A.
Box/Folder
6/16
Biographical features
1961
6/17
Incoming letters
1959-1962
Meitzler, Neil
Box/Folder
6/18
Biographical features
undated
6/19
News releases
undated
6/20
Exhibit announcements
1957; 1961
6/21
Clippings
undated
Michaux, Henri
Box/Folder
6/22
Biographical features
undated
6/23
General correspondence
1954
6/24
News releases
undated
6/25
Exhibit announcements
1954-1962
6/26
Reviews
1948-1951
6/27
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder
6/28
Nobles, Orre N.
1961-1968
6/29
Ohta, Hisashi
1963
Patterson, Ambrose and Viola
Box/Folder
6/30
Biographical features
undated
6/31
Incoming letters
undated
6/32
Exhibit announcements
1961
6/33
News releases
undated
6/34
Clippings
undated
Pegeen
Box/Folder
6/35
Biographical features
undated
6/36
Outgoing letters
1954
6/37
Exhibit announcements
1949-1950
6/38
News releases
undated
Peterson, Bia
Box/Folder
6/39
Biographical features
undated
6/40
General correspondence
1960-1964
6/41
Exhibit announcements
1960
6/42
Invoices
1962
6/43
Photographs
undated
6/44
Checklists
undated
Box/Folder
6/45
Richter, Gerd
1964
6/46
Schultze, Bernard
1968
Shadbolt, Jack
Box/Folder
6/47
Biographical features
undated
6/48
General correspondence
1959
6/49
Exhibit announcements
1962
Steadman, William E.
Box/Folder
6/50
General correspondence
1958-1962
6/51
Checklists
undated
6/52
Receipts
undated
Tapie, Michel
Box/Folder
6/53
General correspondence
1953-1955
6/54
Customs documents
1954
Tobey, Mark
Box/Folder
6/55
Biographical features
undated
6/56
General correspondence
1954-1956
6/57
Catalogs
1951
7/1
Exhibit announcements
1945
7/2
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder
7/3
Torres, Marilia G.
1963
7/4
Tsutakawa, George
undated
Utley, Windsor
Box/Folder
7/5
Biographical features
undated
7/6
Exhibit announcements
1955-1958
7/7
News releases
undated
7/8
Lists of patrons
undated
7/9
Clippings
1969
Box/Folder
7/10
Valade, Pierre
1969
Von Wiegand, Charmion
Box/Folder
7/16
Incoming letter
1946-1962
7/17
Photographs
undated
7/18
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder
7/19
Zajac, Jack
1970

Scrapbooks - oversize, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 12

PeriodicalsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/20
Marchand's Magazine
1930
7/21
Puget Soundings
1954-1958

Clippings, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 7/22-8/1

Notes, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 8/2

Ephemera, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 8/3

Covers, stationary (for exhibit use), 1947-1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 8/4

Theodosia Young papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming letters
Box/Folder
8/5
Lodge, Henry Cabot
1961
8/6
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
1960
8/7
Graves, Morris
1974
8/8
Miscellaneous
1961-1977
Box/Folder
8/9
Outgoing letters
1934, ; 1964; 1974
General correspondence
Box/Folder
8/10
Magnuson, Warren G.
1960
8/11
Nixon, Richard
Box/Folder
8/12
List of paintings
1978
8/13
Speeches and writings - "Selling at Sotheby" in Northwest Arts
1980
8/14
Christmas card (original) - Juvonen, Helmi
undated
8/15
Greeting cards
1941, ; undated
8/16-18
Catalogs
1964-1986
8/19
Programs
1934-1976
9/1
Textile art
undated
9/2
Symposium, Cornish Institute, "Politics in the Arts"
1979
9/3
Slides
1986-1987
Photographs
Box/Folder
9/4
Portraits
undated
9/5
Of artworks
undated
Box/Folder
9/6-7
Clippings
undated
9/8
Ephemera
1942-1979
9/9
Miscellany
1986-1988
Subject series
Box/Folder
9/10-11
Cornish School of Allied Arts
1978-1979
9/12
Stuart Davis Painting and Seattle Art Museum
1972-1984
9/13
Indian choreography
1978
Jenkins, Paul
Box/Folder
9/14
Biographical features
1978
9/15
General correspondence
1978
9/16
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder
9/17
Sargeant, Winthrop
1978
Tobey, Mark
Box/Folder
9/18
Incoming letters
1969-1970
9/19
Catalogs and exhibit announcements
undated
9/20
Clippings
undated
"A Tribute to Zoe Dusanne" - Modern Art Pavilion of the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Center, March 24-May 8
Box/Folder
10/1
Biographical features
1977
10/2
Newsletters - Northwest Arts and Seattle Art Museum
1977
10/3
Speeches and writings
1977
10/4
Catalogs
1977
10/5
Checklist
1977
10/6
Memorial contributions
1977
10/7
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder
10/8
United (Airlines) magazine article (correspondents include Tom Robbins)
1983-1984
10/9
Washington Arts Commission
1974-1983
Box/Folder
11
Restricted material (as described above)
Restricted until 2045.
12-13
Oversized material (as described above)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Alps, Glen
  • Anderson, Marian
  • Bayley, Mrs. Frank Sawyer
  • Bucholz, Erich
  • Burri, Alberto
  • Dahlquist, Paul
  • Davis, Stuart and Roselle
  • Delaunay, Sonia
  • Dusanne, Zoe,  -1977--Archives
  • Everett, Al
  • Fraser, Vera
  • Götz, K. O. (Karl Otto), 1914-
  • Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-1979
  • Haller, Vera
  • Hixson, William J
  • Horiuchi, Pau
  • Hyde, B. L
  • Kanemitsu, Matsumi
  • Koenig, John Franklin, 1924-2008
  • Kusama, Yayoi
  • Looten, Emmanuel
  • Matta, Matitte
  • McGrath, James A
  • Meitzler, Neil, 1930-
  • Michaux, Henri
  • Nobles, Orre Nelson
  • Patterson, Ambrose, 1877-1966
  • Patterson, Viola, 1898-1984
  • Robbins, Tom
  • Sargeant, Winthrop
  • Schultze, Bernard, 1915-2005
  • Shadbolt, Jack
  • Steadman, William E
  • Tapie, Michel
  • Torres, Marilia G
  • Tsutakawa, George
  • Utley, Windsor
  • Corporate Names :
  • Allied Arts of Seattle, Inc
  • Ets Lucien Lefebvre-Foinet
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Bowen, Betty, 1919-1977 (creator)
    • Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986 (creator)
    • Doesburg, Nelly van, 1899-1975 (creator)
    • Forrester, John (creator)
    • Graham, John, 1908-1991 (creator)
    • Graves, Morris, 1910-2001 (creator)
    • Hallsten, Pehr, d. 1965 (creator)
    • Hauberg, Anne Gould (creator)
    • Jager, Leonard (creator)
    • Keen, Helen (creator)
    • Krauss, Sophie Marks (creator)
    • Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989 (creator)
    • Marks, Royal S (creator)
    • Mathieu, Georges (creator)
    • McClintock, James (creator)
    • Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1903-1971 (creator)
    • Pillet, Edgard, 1912-1996 (creator)
    • Rockefeller, Jeannette (creator)
    • Schottlander, Gertrud (creator)
    • Schulman, Eleanor (creator)
    • Sieberling, Dorothy (creator)
    • Stella, Joseph, 1877-1946 (creator)
    • Stimson, Douglas (creator)
    • Truax-Albert, Sarah (creator)
    • Willard, Marian, 1904- (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Boe-Arts Club (creator)
    • Carnegie Institute (creator)
    • Galerie Beyeler (creator)
    • Henry Art Gallery (creator)
    • Howard Wise Gallery (creator)
    • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) (creator)
    • Rome-New York Art Foundation (creator)
    • San Francisco Museum of Art (creator)
    • Seattle Art Museum (creator)
    • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)