Series VII: Pre-Columbian Collection 1959–1983 2 boxes

The Pre-Columbian Collection series contains photographs, negatives, correspondence, receipts, and printed materials regarding the Alberses’ collection of Pre-Columbian figurines and textiles. As the Alberses’ began to travel in Mexico, they became interested in Pre-Columbian figurines and textiles, eventually beginning to collect items during their travels and through galleries. They eventually gifted the collection to the Peabody Museum at Yale University. [See Series V: Subject Files]

Description Dates Box Folder

Envelopes 1-8, index cards with photographs

undated 38

Correspondence regarding gift to Peabody Museum at
Yale University

1970, 1975 38 1

André Emmerich Gallery (New York), correspondence
price lists and invoice

1964–1965 38 2

Invoices from galleries for purchases

1959–1964 38 3

Ludwig Breitschneider (Munich), correspondence and postcards

1960–1961 38 4

Appraisal by Carroll Alton Means, correspondence lists and invoice

1966–1971 38 5

Correspondence regarding possible gifts to Peabody Museum
at Harvard University

1975 38 6

Insurance valuations

1972 38 7

Inventory of Pre-Columbian textiles (includes letter from Sheila Hicks)

undated 38 8

Discovery Vol. 16 No. 2 1982–1983 “The Albers Collection of
Ancient Mexican Art” by Michael D. Coe

1982–1983 38 9

Prints of negatives

undated 38 10

Photographs and negatives of collections with list (includes
photograph of non-collection item)

undated 38 11

Negatives of Pre-Columbian and Mexican lace

undated 38 12

William Sacco photographs of the Albers' Pre-Columbian collection for Hudson Hills publication

undated 38 13