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Zacks, Sam, 1904-1970 Series
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Administration of the collection files

Series consists of correspondence, invoices from shippers and photographers, customs and shipping forms, insurance policies with accompanying lists of art works, and index cards containing descriptions of works in the collection. Also included is a card catalogue of reference books. Index cards were originally housed in metal boxes. Files have been grouped by subject.

Abramov, Ayala Zacks, 1912-2011

Artist files

Series contains correspondence with artists, art dealers and institutions, invoices, shipping and customs documents, loan and reproduction forms. The arrangement is alphabetical by artist name.||

Abramov, Ayala Zacks, 1912-2011

Boards and committees files

Series consists of printed material and correspondence relating to the Zacks’ membership on various boards. Included are agendas, minutes of meetings, reports and other enclosures sent to members, documents received from architects, accountants and other professionals, newsletters and annual reports. The series has been grouped by institution and is arranged chronologically within each group.

Abramov, Ayala Zacks, 1912-2011

Dealer files

Series contains correspondence, invoices, customs and shipping documents; shareholder reports (Here and Now Gallery), and a promissory note in the Carstairs Gallery file. Arrangement is alphabetical by dealer or gallery name

Abramov, Ayala Zacks, 1912-2011

Exhibition catalogues

Series consists of exhibition catalogues from private and public art galleries, art periodicals, clippings from magazines and newspapers, and assorted printed material generated by art galleries, including posters and invitations. Arrangement is alphabetical by artist, beginning with a file of group show catalogues. An unknown number of catalogues was donated to the Fine Art Department, University of Toronto, in 1974 (see correspondence in Box 17.1).||

Abramov, Ayala Zacks, 1912-2011

Exhibitions of the collection files

Series consists of correspondence with institutions, notes of thanks for personal tours, documentation relating to the loan of works including customs, shipping and insurance forms, texts of catalogue essays, lists of invitees to openings, corrected catalogue proofs, press clippings and telegrams.

Abramov, Ayala Zacks, 1912-2011

General correspondence

Series contains letters, invoices, shipping and customs forms, relating to the purchase of works of art, and social and personal correspondence. Four distinct sets of correspondence files have been grouped in this sub-series, following the original file labels: chronological art correspondence (Box 1), alphabetical art correspondence (Box 2), chronological [general] correspondence (Box 3), and alphabetical “Misc.”correspondence (Box 4).

Zacks, Sam, 1904-1970

Israel files

Series consists of comprised of correspondence with individuals and institutions documenting the Zacks arts-related philanthropic activities in Israel. Enclosures such as minutes of meetings are often included. The files have been grouped together by institution, with single files at the end.

Abramov, Ayala Zacks, 1912-2011

Personal records

Series consists of correspondence, drafts of speeches, press clippings, CVs, contents of a binder containing records of Mrs. Zacks’ personal art collection, membership certificates and material relating to her honourary doctorate and Order of Canada. Most files were specifically labeled as the property of Mrs. Zacks; the series also contains some files that fall outside the boundaries of the other series. These include a file of miscellaneous donations made by the Zacks Foundation, a file relating to the material in the Samuel J. Zacks fonds at the National Library and Archives of Canada and magazine articles about Mrs. Zacks. The files have been grouped together by subject, with one oversize box at the end

Abramov, Ayala Zacks, 1912-2011

Photographs

Series consists of photographs including slides and negatives, of past, present and potential works of art in the Zacks’ collection. They were stored in labeled envelopes containing numbers that corresponded to insurance lists. Archival envelopes have replaced the originals, with photocopies of the original inserted. The original numbering systems have been maintained and the files kept in the arrangement as they were found.

Abramov, Ayala Zacks, 1912-2011

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