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Bettina Steinke & Don Blair Papers

Creator: Bettina Steinke and Don Blair
Dates: 1889-2000
Quantity: 568 inches (47ft 4in)
Accession: 2001.016

Abstract

Papers and photographs of artist Bettina Steinke and her husband, commercial photographer and gallery owner, Don Blair, which features nearly 38,000 prints, negatives, transparencies, and slides documenting their lives and careers. Steinke’s artwork and Blair’s photography are well documented, both through photographs and manuscript materials. Photographic images include both reference materials and completed artwork. Extensive business and personal correspondence spanning nearly 70 years document their relationships with artists, clients, family, and friends. Steinke’s 35-year relationship with the National Cowboy Hall of Fame is particularly well covered. Their wide-ranging travels are also well documented, primarily through photographs and correspondence. The coverage of early commercial trips to the Caribbean, Central America, and the Canadian Arctic is particularly strong. Business and personal financial records, chiefly covering the last 15 years of their lives, are also included.

Biography

Bettina Louise Steinke was born on June 25, 1913 in Biddeford, Maine to William “Jolly Bill” Steinke and the former Alice M. Staples. Although born in Maine, her maternal home, she spent the first six years of her life in Scranton, Pennsylvania where her father worked for The Scrantonian newspaper as a cartoonist and caricaturist. The family, which also included brother Bill, Jr. and sisters Caroline and Barbara, later moved to suburban New York City where “Jolly Bill” expanded his repertoire to include a popular children’s radio program, “Jolly Bill and Jane” which ran for 10 years on NBC Radio. Steinke credits her father with encouraging her interest in art and making sure she had the proper training to bring out her talent.

After high school, Steinke attended the Fawcett Art School in Newark, New Jersey and then Cooper Union in New York City. Her teachers at Cooper Union included Alphoeus Cole and Victor Perard. In 1933 and 1934 she won scholarships to the Phoenix Art Institute in New York City, which was operated by Lauros M. Phoenix. In all, Steinke spent nearly six years in her art education.

Through the influence of her father, she was able to land a job as his assistant in creating a mural for the 10th anniversary of NBC Radio in 1937. In 1938, Steinke’s art career was really launched by her assignment to do charcoal portraits of Arturo Toscanini, Ignace Paderewski, and the 105 members of the NBC Symphony Orchestra. The portraits were included in a souvenir book that had a 10,000 copy first printing. Although she used a small on-site studio for most of the portraits, she did Toscanini’s portrait from a small perch near the stage where she could observe the maestro as he conducted the orchestra. Both the Toscanini and Paderewski portraits are now part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D. C.

For the next ten years Steinke worked as a portraitist and commercial illustrator. She worked for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), for whom she did portraits of Jerome Kern and W. C. Handy; Baldwin Piano Co.; Pratt & Whitney Co.; Aetna Life & Casualty; Texaco; Bayer Aspirin; United States Lines; and others. Examples of Steinke’s work for many of these clients can be found in the collection. During World War II, Steinke did work for the United States War Department, including portraits of Generals Henry “Hap” Arnold and Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz. This phase of her career is also documented in the collection, including a copy of the large poster that featured Steinke’s portrait of “Hap” Arnold. As a member of the Society of Illustrators, of which she was member until 1961, she and other top illustrators toured military hospitals under the auspices of the U.S.O. to do quick portraits of the wounded servicemen for their families at home. Many photographs and over 50 letters from thankful family members document her U.S.O. portrait activities.

After the war, Steinke moved into the next phase of her life and career. In 1943, Steinke had come to know Don Blair. In 1946, she was able to take the S.S. Esso Bolivar to Aruba where Blair was working for a unit of Standard Oil of New Jersey. In the course of her visit to Aruba, the Governor of Aruba married Steinke and Blair. This began a period of travel and adventure that would continue for almost a decade. They embarked on a period of companionate commissions where one of them would get a commission and the other would assist. During this period they worked for Standard Oil of New Jersey, United Fruit Co., Hudson’s Bay Co., and others. These trips are well documented in the collection by the photographs, sketches, and writings that were created during them. The Blairs also started an art gallery in Claremore, Oklahoma where, among other things, they tried to sell the work of successful commercial illustrators in their gallery. They were ahead of their time and this venture was not a success. There are indications in the collection that, despite the commissioned travel and the gallery, these were lean years for the Blairs. While in Oklahoma, Steinke met Native American artist Acee Blue Eagle, who helped her gain an understanding of Indian culture. She also painted of portrait of Blue Eagle. On a 1947 trip, the Blairs visited New Mexico, which would play such a pivotal role in the final phase of their lives.

In 1955, the Blairs moved to Taos, New Mexico and in the early 1960s opened a gallery in Taos. While in Taos, Steinke became a mentor to a group of young male artists who called her “Mother Blair.” This group included Ned Jacob, George Carlson, William Sharer, and others. The year 1970 found them moving to Santa Fe, where, as Don Hedgpeth wrote in his 1978 book on Steinke, “The Compound on Canyon Road became home, studio, gallery, and a development business for the Blairs.” Later, Steinke established a larger studio at 462 Acequia Madre in Santa Fe. During this last and most productive phase of her life, she would focus almost exclusively on private portrait commissions and fine art genre painting, primarily depicting the Native Americans of New Mexico. Steinke’s portrait subjects included many executives, bankers, lawyers, and other persons of means. Notable persons painted during this period include, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson, Joel McCrea, and Barbara Stanwyck. The collection has very strong manuscript and photographic documentation of her personal and professional activities in New Mexico, especially after the move to Santa Fe. Her friendship, support, and mentoring to a wide variety of younger artists are also well documented in the Correspondence series and other areas of the collection.

To get an idea of how Steinke and Blair worked as a team for her private portrait commissions, it is useful to quote at some length from the standard verbiage she sent to prospective portrait clients:

I prefer to gather all my preliminary material at one time. The procedure is not too complicated and is easy on the subject involved. I make one or two color sketches from life. This will involve about two hours of time, then another brief session with the subject to take several rolls of candid camera material [black & white film]. My husband, Don Blair, will take the photographs. The entire process can be handled in one day, one session in the morning and another in the afternoon, or all at once, depending on the wishes of the subject. All material should, really, be procured in surrounding typical of, or comfortable for, the subject. Therefore, my husband and I will travel to whatever location the subject desires. The preliminary work may also be done in my studio, if the subject prefers. However, this somewhat curtails the feeling of locale in background material. Back in the studio, I work up the finished portrait from my sketches and from a variety of the photographs, and from long years of portrait knowledge. No further sittings are required of the subject. It will take me about one month to six weeks to> finish the portrait.

Steinke’s first connection with the National Cowboy Hall of Fame (NCHF) was in the mid-1960s when she attempted to sell already completed portraits of Will Rogers and Acee Blue Eagle to the NCHF. While she did eventually sell the Rogers portrait, which remains part of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s permanent collection, this led, more significantly, to several high-profile portrait commissions for the NCHF. These commissions included portraits of Joel McCrea, Frances Dee McCrea, Amanda Blake, and Barbara Stanwyck. In 1973, Steinke was a founding member of the National Academy of Western Art (NAWA), formed under the auspices of the NCHF. Steinke wrote a piece about the philosophy and objectives of the group that was circulated among the members. Steinke was a member of the NAWA executive committee and was also involved in selection of guest artists to show at the annual NAWA exhibition and sale. Steinke was awarded the Prix de West award in 1978 for her painting, Father and Daughter at the Crow Fair, and in 1995 the NCHF hosted a major retrospective of her career.

In 1996, Steinke was awarded the John Singer Sargent Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Society of Portrait Artists. Failing vision and other health problems plagued Steinke in the late 1990s and her artistic output dropped to almost nothing. On July 11, 1999, Bettina Steinke died, it was her wish that her ashes be scattered on the New Mexico landscape she had grown to love.

 

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Donald Allam Blair was born on October 4, 1905 in Lamar, Arkansas to Frank Preston Blair and the former Evelena Allam. He grew up in Oklahoma and New Mexico. During his younger years he worked on a farm and with cattle. Blair attended the University of Oklahoma, graduating with an engineering degree. He enjoyed commercial art, photography, polo, private aviation, and sailing as avocations. He got his start in the oil business as a ditch digger with Marland Oil Co. of Ponca City, Oklahoma, which later became Conoco. Later, he worked as the chief draftsman for the production department of Barnsdall Oil Co. He also did commercial artwork and edited an in-house publication for the company. While still with Barnsdall, he wrote, produced, and was the master of ceremonies for his own radio program over the Tulsa, Oklahoma NBC Radio affiliate, KVOO. Blair resigned from Barnsdall in 1937.

In 1937, Blair was employed by the Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd. in Aruba, a subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey. Blair worked as a piping draftsman and company photographer. He transferred to the Industrial Relations Department in 1943 as a special assignments supervisor. Also in 1943, he met Bettina Steinke who he corresponded with until in 1946 he asked her to visit him on Aruba. This visit resulted in their marriage on March 21, 1946, officiated by the governor of Aruba.

Blair left Lago Oil and Aruba shortly thereafter and began nearly a decade of joint assignments with his wife. With him as photographer and her as artist, they traveled to Central America, Colombia, the Canadian Arctic, and elsewhere. He also worked as a photojournalist on smaller assignments for magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post, Business Week, True, and Sports Illustrated.

In 1949, Blair opened an art gallery in Claremore, Oklahoma that sold the work of his wife and other artists. Later, he operated, at various times, a photography shop, framing store, and art galleries in Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He also dabbled in real estate property development in Santa Fe.

All through their marriage Blair was an integral part of Steinke’s artistic career. He was the person who shot virtually all the reference photographs Steinke used to create her paintings and drawings. He was also an important part of the documentation process Steinke used when working on a portrait project.

Blair’s interest in private aviation continued during most of his life. He flew private airplanes into his 90s. This interest is reflected in the collection by such materials as aerial photographs, aviation fuel and plane rental receipts, newsletters from the United Flying Octogenarians, and the contents of his flight attaché.

Don Blair died on September 18, 2000, only a little more than a year after his wife’s death. His final wishes also specified that his cremated remains be scattered on the New Mexico landscape.

Source
Hedgpeth, Don. Bettina: Portraying Life in Art. Flagstaff, Ariz.: Northland Press, 1978.

The Bettina Steinke and Don Blair Papers have been arranged in five series: Career, Correspondence, Financial, Personal, and Photographs. The Correspondence, Financial, and Photographs were self-evident series that existed when the collection arrived at the Research Center. All three series were partially organized and partially disordered. The other two series, Career and Personal, comprise the remainder of the collection and reflect that the subject matter of the remainder naturally fell into two series documenting the professional and personal lives of Steinke and Blair.

Notes to Researchers

As the title indicates, the collection reflects the life and career of both Bettina Steinke and Don Blair; however, as will be seen below, the bulk of the collection relates to Steinke. With this in mind, there is a presumption in the container list that Steinke is the subject. When material relates primarily to the activities of Don Blair, this is indicated in the container list by the use of Blair’s name as a subseries or folder title. Photographs associated with correspondence have been retained with the correspondence. The number of photographic images in a folder is indicated in square brackets after the title and date. Some collection materials were separated including 29 videotapes, 23 sound cassettes, three film reels, and two sound reels to the Research Center stacks and Bettina’s studio tags to museum artifact storage.

Series 1: Career (1924-2000)
This series includes material related to the professional lives of Bettina Steinke as an artist and Don Blair as a photographer and gallery owner. The series has been arranged into subseries entitled, Artwork, Don Blair, Exhibition and Sales, and Publicity and Promotion.

The Artwork subseries includes material relating primarily to the early career of Bettina Steinke as a commercial illustrator. The estate’s primary beneficiary, the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, obtained Steinke’s artwork and a number of her original sketchbooks, although a small number of original sketches and drawings are included in the collection. Magazine tearsheets, brochures, newspaper advertisements, posters, programs, and other materials extensively document Steinke’s commercial art career. Featured clients include the Baldwin Piano Co., Standard Oil of New Jersey, United Fruit Co., and, during World War II, the United States War Department. A collection highlight is the War Department poster entitled “Keep ‘Em Flying” that features Steinke’s portrait of General Henry “Hap” Arnold. As noted above, there are very few original drawings or sketches in the collection, but photocopied drawings and sketchbooks help document many of Steinke’s most significant and interesting projects. Photocopied drawings and sketchbooks document her NBC Symphony Orchestra portraits, U.S.O. military personnel sketches, drawings of Aruba and its people, and sketches drawn while on assignment for United Fruit Co. in Central America and Hudson’s Bay Co. in the Canadian Arctic.

The primary focus of the Don Blair subseries is Blair’s commercial photography career. Featured are printed examples of work done for Hudson’s Bay Co.; Business WeekFortuneSports Illustrated, and Saturday Evening Post magazines; and Standard Oil of New Jersey. Also included are some Blair drawings and etchings and material related to the galleries that he operated in Claremore, Oklahoma, and Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Exhibitions and Sales subseries primarily focuses on exhibitions in which Steinke participated during the last three decades of her life, but also includes artwork lists and promotional material from her earliest shows in New Rochelle, New York and Aruba. The most extensively documented exhibitions are the National Academy of Western Art and Prix de West Invitational shows held at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame (NCHF). Steinke showed at the NCHF for 20 years and many catalogs for these shows are in the collection. Promotional materials related to the 1995 Steinke retrospective show at the NCHF are also included.

A highlight of the Publicity and Promotion subseries are hundreds of newspaper and magazine clippings related to Bettina Steinke and Don Blair, which taken together provide an excellent overview of their activities through the years. Also included are examples of advertising and brochures used to promote Steinke’s artwork and limited edition prints, unpublished article manuscripts about Steinke that were sent to her, several versions of biographical sketches to be distributed as promotional material, information about various workshops and demonstrations Steinke conducted, and extensive documentation of the 1978 Don Hedgpeth book about Steinke. Included are copious notes written by Steinke to aid Hedgpeth in writing the text, the book in manuscript and galley forms, and book reviews. Several 12 and 16-inch recording discs advertising the Blair’s Claremore, Oklahoma gallery and radio travelogues of their 1947 trip to Colombia are part of the collection, but the Research Center does not currently have the necessary equipment to play these discs.

Series 2: Correspondence (1932-2000)
This series is arranged into three subseries, Artists, Business, and Personal. Correspondence was originally arranged into artists, personal, and work (business) sections using a combination of alphabetical and chronological arrangement. To improve researcher access alphabetical arrangement was used for all three subseries. Correspondence is the second largest series in the collection.

Artists subseries includes Steinke’s correspondence with artists both famous and obscure across her entire career. Artists with extensive correspondence include Ozni C. Brown, Charles Kinghan, Ned Jacob, Charles Hawes, and Everett Raymond Kinstler. Other correspondents include commercial illustrators displaying their work at the Blair’s Claremore, Oklahoma gallery between 1949 and 1950 such as John Clymer, George Garland, Hardie Gramatky, Frederic Gruger, Leland Gustavson, Amos Sewell, and others. Contemporary western artists whom Steinke knew from living in New Mexico and through showing at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and other venues are also represented in the correspondence including, James Boren, Duane Bryers, George Carlson, Edward Fraughton, Glenna Goodacre, Clark Hulings, Wilson Hurley, Tom Lovell, Ken Riley, Morris Rippel, and Wayne Wolfe. Such well known artists and illustrators as Oscar Berninghaus, Dean Cornwell, Doel Reed, and Harold Von Schmidt are present in the artist correspondence but are represented by only one or two letters each. Subjects covered include discussions of shows and commissions, invitations to events, complements on Steinke’s work, artistic technique, and discussions of the artist’s own work. The newsy letters of Ozni Brown, Charles Hawes, and Charles Kinghan are laced with humorous anecdotes. Younger artists complement Steinke on her generosity towards them with her help and suggestions. A subject that crops up frequently in correspondence with contemporary western artists is the National Academy of Western Art (NAWA) exhibition and the judging and criteria associated with it.

The Business subseries includes correspondence with agents, advertising agencies, magazines, and businesses during the period when Steinke was working as a commercial illustrator, including correspondence with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co., Baldwin Piano Co., Carter Oil Co., artists’ agent Dorothy Dorning, Hudson’s Bay Co., Kansas Power & Light Co., William B. Remington Advertising, Standard Oil of New Jersey, Time, Inc., United Fruit Co., and the United States War Department. Also included is correspondence with a wide variety of galleries, museums, and art shows concerning exhibitions and sales such as the Albuquerque Museum, the Art in the Embassies Program, the Frye Art Museum, the Gilcrease Museum, Grand Central Art Galleries, the Museum of New Mexico, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, O’Brien’s Art Emporium, the Philbrook Art Center, and the Western Heritage Sale in Houston.

Correspondence with portrait clients and potential clients is another major section of the Business subseries. The portrait clients are primarily individuals but do include institutions such as General Motors Corp., Harvard University, National Broadcasting Co., Pratt & Whitney Co., and the United States Air Force Academy. The Air Force Academy correspondence provides a cautionary tale on how not to deal with an artist you wish to hire to paint a portrait. Some of the individual portrait client correspondence also indicates the difficulties that can occur. Magazine and book publishers comprise another group of business correspondents that desired to do articles on Steinke once she became well known. Other business correspondence includes that with art groups such as the New Mexico Watercolor Society, Cowboy Artists of America, and the Society of Illustrators; arranging art demonstrations and workshops; and ordering artist’s supplies. Some outgoing business correspondence written by Steinke and Blair is also included.

Personal correspondence includes the letters received by Steinke and Blair from their relatives and many friends, some of whom were originally clients and customers. This section of the correspondence really shows Steinke’s ability to make people who were often just acquaintances feel special through her conversational and often humorous letters. Personal letters include those from would-be artists requesting advice, workshops, and studio tours; letters to friends and acquaintances about past and proposed visits to the Blair home; letters reminiscing about family and old friends; and “fan” letters. Notable is a group of almost 50 letters of appreciation from the families of soldiers around the world whose portraits were sketched by Steinke through the auspices of the U.S.O. during World War II. Steinke’s handwritten thoughts about doing these portraits are also part of the collection. In 1947, a Blair family friend Kelly Rae Hearn, who was apparently a Taos school teacher, mailed a group of ninth-grade English class essays. It is unclear why Hearn sent them to the Blairs, but the short essays are an interesting time capsule of the thoughts and concerns of young people in New Mexico just after World War II. Steinke’s penchant for writing to her senators and congressmen about various issues of the day is also well documented in the Personal subseries. A group of holiday and occasion cards, both sent and received, is also included in the personal correspondence.

Although they comprise a relatively small percentage of the total personal correspondence, the letters written to and from family members are perhaps the richest part of the correspondence. Because much of the family correspondence refers to other family members by nickname, it may be useful to note some of the most commonly used family nicknames. Alice M. Steinke (Mother) is “Marm,” William “Jolly Bill” Steinke (Father) is “Pappy,” Bettina is “Wowly” or “Betty,” William Steinke, Jr. (Brother) is “Bill,” Caroline Steinke Norton (Sister) is “Sarl” or “Runt,” Bill Norton (Brother-in-law) is “Bill N.,” Caroline Norton (Niece) is “Tige,” and Tamaris Norton (Niece) is “Tami.”

A highlight are letters written by Bettina Steinke between 1930 and 1987, mostly to her mother, but also to her father “Jolly Bill.” The bulk of Steinke’s personal letters date between 1930 and 1953, with only a few scattered carbons of outgoing personal letters after that point. Steinke’s early letters are mostly about family and career, including specific commercial illustration jobs such as portraits of Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur during World War II, and her acquaintance with major illustrators such as Harold Von Schmidt and Courtney Allen. Additionally, between Steinke’s letters and those of Don Blair, also in personal correspondence, the bloom of their romance and eventual marriage can be traced. . The Blairs’ trip to the Canadian Arctic in 1953 generated another group of letters filled with her impressions of the Arctic and the Eskimos who would become a staple in her genre paintings for many years to come.

Although there are indications in the collection that Bettina’s sister Caroline was a regular correspondent, very little survives. What does exist are mostly notes and cards rather than full letters. There is a small amount of correspondence from Bettina’s brother Bill and his wife Patty. Bettina’s sister Barbara Rowse was, for the last three decades of Steinke’s life, the most faithful correspondent among her siblings. Within the correspondence are typical letters about family dynamics and daily life in the twentieth century. Correspondence from Steinke’s nieces and nephews, primarily Edward S. Rowse, Caroline Norton, and Tamaris Norton, are also included.

Series 3: Financial (1938-1999)
This series is divided into two subseries, Business and Personal. Depending on the year, the original arrangement of the financial records was either chronological or chronological with subjects under each year with some distinction between business and personal records. The ledgers had no particular arrangement. The decision was made to retain the chronological arrangement in two subseries, Business and Personal. The subjects under each year were retained in a somewhat simplified form.

Prior to 1984 the financial records are sketchy and incomplete. Between 1938 and 1969 virtually all that exists are the ledger books with only a few scattered supporting records. Between 1970 and 1983 there are some records related to income, investments, taxes, and expenses, but the records are clearly not complete. Between 1984 and 1999, with a few exceptions (notably the year 1988), the financial records on both the personal and business side are essentially complete and the researcher should be able to reconstruct the artwork, gallery, and other income, as well as expenses, during this period. Business expenses covered in the records include art supplies, framing, insurance, photography, shipping, and studio expenses. On the personal side, notable items include household expenses, investments, medical, taxes, transportation (including Blair’s private aviation activities), and travel expenses. The ledgers, while not complete, provide a good overview of their income and expenses over time, especially when supplemented by the financial records. Interesting notations in the early ledgers include payments for portraits of Ignace Paderewski and Arturo Toscanini paid for by the National Broadcasting Co. Notable specialty ledgers include a portrait client ledger covering 1959 to 1983 and Blair Galleries and Blair Custom Framing ledgers from the mid-1970s.

Series 4: Personal (1890-2000)
This series features address books, biographical material, daily calendars, journals, and extensive material related to their travels. Some of the address books cannot be dated with certainty, but these books with the names and addresses of artists, friends, relatives, and business associates apparently date from the late 1930s into the 1990s. Typed and handwritten general and Christmas card address lists are also included. The biographical material is a miscellany related to different aspects of Steinke’s life. Included are art and studio inventories, awards received, the contents of the bulletin board from her office at the time of her death, her Aruban marriage license, her flight record from private pilot training in 1946, and her wallet and its contents. There is also documentation of the life and activities of Don Blair such as material related to his time in Aruba; private aviation, including the contents of his flight attaché at the time of his death; a variety of Blair business cards as well as those he collected from others; material related to his family and genealogy; nautical navigation certificates issued by the Netherlands West Indies and Venezuela; his resume and obituary.

Desk and pocket calendars are also included, primarily from the 1970s and 1980s. Although the calendars tend to be rather used, what has been written down often provides good information about her activities. Steinke kept journals throughout her life, but apparently did not write in them regularly. As with the desk calendars, what is written in the journals is interesting, especially those written while traveling, such as her 1947 journal about Colombia, but many of the journals are sparsely filled. Some journals are photocopies. Steinke and Blair also wrote some articles, which are included in the collection. Printed versions of some of these are also available. Other writings in the Personal series include some of Steinke’s notes on painting and art and the scripts for the Colombia travelogue radio programs.

Travel was a major interest of the Blairs all during their lives and some of the brochures and souvenirs collected during their travels are included in the Personal series, including examples of foreign money. More documentation of their travels can be found in the Financial series (above) and the Photographs series (below).

Series 5: Photographs (1889-1999)
This is the largest series in the collection with more than 37,000 prints, negatives, transparencies, and slides. The series is divided into five subseries, Artwork, Don Blair, Personal, Publicity, and Travel. Although the Photographs series was readily identifiable in the collection when it arrived, arrangement within the Photographs series was variable. In general, the photographs relating the Blair’s professional lives (Artwork, Don Blair, and Publicity) were fairly well organized, but the Personal and Travel photographs were still largely in photo envelopes and not well organized. The arrangement presented here seems to best reflect the function and content of the images in the Photographs series. Steinke’s husband Don Blair shot most of the photographs in the collection.

The Artwork subseries includes photographs of finished artwork and many reference photographs Steinke used while painting. Some of these photographs are paint stained from use. Many photographs of finished artwork include Steinke’s genre work, primarily paintings of Native Americans and Eskimos, are arranged in topical folders, which largely reflects her original organization. While there is duplication in this material, the photographs allow the researcher to get a very good sense of the nature and breadth of Steinke’s artwork. Also included are photographs of some of her early commercial illustration work and artwork selected or prepared for particular shows such as the New Mexico Governor’s gallery show and her retrospective show at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Portraits were Steinke’s real strength and her portrait work is well represented in the Artwork subseries. While most of the people depicted are not well known, there are portrait examples of such diverse and celebrated persons as Amanda Blake, James Cagney, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson, Joel McCrea, Will Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, and Arturo Toscanini. Also included are photographs of some of Steinke’s initial pastel sketches, which provide insight into her portrait technique.

The largest number of photographs under the Artwork subseries are those Steinke used for reference purposes. The majority of these photographs are in topical folders as originally designated by Steinke. In some cases photographs could be considered either reference or personal photographs (for example photographs of Hawaii and the Phillips Ranch), but in these circumstances the original arrangement guided where the photographs were placed. In some cases it was unclear whether a photograph was reference or personal and in these cases decisions were made during processing as to whether the photographs seemed to be primarily personal or primarily painting reference. In her major genre areas, such as Native Americans and Eskimos, Steinke mounted black & white 8 x 10 photographs on cardboard and worked from these photographs. These are the photographs that most often exhibit the paint stains noted above. In many cases, specific photographs can be matched with specific paintings. For example, the photograph that served as the basis for her award-winning painting Father and Daughter at the Crow Fair is in the collection.

Although Don Blair is clearly the photographer of most of what is in the collection, there are some photographs, based on original order or content, that are identified with Blair in his own right rather than as an adjunct to Steinke’s painting career or as a “snapshot” photographer of their travels, friends, and life together. These photographs are arranged into four subseries, Commercial Assignments, Personal, Portraits, and Slide Shows. The distinction between commercial and personal photographs was sometimes hazy. Some photographs, such as the more than 130 rolls he took on his assignment in the Canadian Arctic for Hudson’s Bay Co., are clearly commercial, but others might be either personal or commercial. In some cases, he apparently took photographs “on spec” hoping that a commercial sale would ensue, even though he had no specific assignment. Highlights of the Blair commercial and personal photographs are the Canadian Arctic photographs, which are breathtaking in their breadth and depth, especially in their documentation of Canadian Eskimos in the early 1950s. Other photographs such as images taken for Sports Illustrated and Standard Oil of New Jersey’s in-house magazine The Lamp are perhaps less objectively interesting, but show how a commercial photographer approaches an assignment to document a particular event or locale. The photographs taken on the Blair’s 1948 trip through Central America for United Fruit Co. is another collection highlight. Among the most notable of the photographs that could be either commercial or personal, but which are found in the Personal subseries, are photographs of two early 1950s powwows in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a series of photographs that document the 1956 funeral of Frieda Lawrence, the widow of author D. H. Lawrence.

Blair was also a portrait photographer, which greatly aided Steinke in her portrait painting work, but he also took photographic portraits apart from her painting. Notable is a portrait portfolio that includes images of prominent Tulsa businessmen and two images of Dwight D. Eisenhower. More than 80 photographs of Press Box restaurant personnel are also of interest. The final subseries of Blair’s photographs features slide shows on various topics that were originally kept in slide carousels. Included are slides for a presentation on the studios of contemporary western artists that Blair prepared for a 1986 National Academy of Western Art seminar. Artists in the presentation include William Acheff, Glenna Goodacre, Wilson Hurley, Tom Lovell, and Bettina Steinke. Most of the other slide shows are about travel and includes trips to the Canadian Arctic, Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States. The color slides of the Canadian Arctic and Eskimos, taken at the same time as the black & white photographs shot for the Hudson’s Bay Co., are particularly fine.

The Personal photographs subseries was essentially created during processing. The majority of these images were still in their photo finishing envelopes; the envelopes usually had some descriptive notation. Some photographs were loose. Since all of the photographs in the subseries documented some aspect of the Blair’s personal life, it seemed logical to bring these disparate pieces together in a Personal photographs subseries. The Artists subseries includes photographs of artists and events hosted by or primarily attended by artists. Notable artists pictures include Acee Blue Eagle, Ozni Brown, Leon Gaspard, Glenna Goodacre, Peter Hurd, Ned Jacob, Doel Reed, Norman Rockwell, and Richard Schmid. The next subseries includes photographs of Bettina and Don and their life together. Included are photographs of Bettina and Don, including their early life, parties and holidays, and their homes and studios.

Family photographs primarily include photographs of the extended Blair and Steinke families, including some photographs of family forbearers. Photographs of friends are another large component of the Personal subseries. Most of the photographs were taken at parties, picnics, and other events, both at the Blair’s home and elsewhere. Notable persons pictured in the photographs include circus clown Felix Adler, Texas governors Bill Clements and John Connally, John Ehrlichman, oilman T. Boone Pickens, and Ginger Rogers.

Photo Albums is the final subseries of the Personal photographs. Steinke and Blair each had a photo album; both albums dated from 1947 or before. A third album documenting their travels to Aruba, Colombia, and Central America between 1946 and 1948 can be found in the Travel subseries. The albums were in very poor condition with many photographs loose from their pages and one had a loose group of photographs that had been completely disassociated from their original location. The pages of the albums were also acidic. The photographs were taken out of the albums and transferred to photo sleeves in the order in which they originally appeared, to the extent that order could be determined. The photo sleeves were then numbered to retain their original order. The few notations in the albums were transferred to the photo sleeves containing the photographs from the page where the notation appeared. Photographs that were completely loose and disordered were placed in separate photo sleeves. Blair’s photo album primarily documents his life before Bettina and includes photographs of his life and activities in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Aruba. The focus of Steinke’s photo album is on her and her family, but also includes photographs of Steinke and Blair’s early life together and Bettina’s first visit to Aruba in 1946. Most collection photographs of the Steinke family are found in this album.

Publicity photographs in the collection include many photographs of Steinke at work and in her studio dating from the late 1930s to near the end of her life. Included are images of her painting various portrait subjects from life and the many people who visited and toured her studio while she worked. Also included is a group of publicity photographs of Don Blair personally and the Blair Galleries, including gallery shots during shows and exhibitions. A large number of photographs show Steinke and Blair at various exhibitions, shows, and other events through the years including many events at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. A number of candid and formal portraits of Steinke through the years round out the publicity photographs. Some of the early Steinke portraits, especially those taken during the 1940s, are quite striking.

The Blairs were enthusiastic travelers throughout most of their lives and the Travel subseries bears this out. Blair’s portrait photographer’s eye is evident in many of these photographs, in that they feature more close-ups of people and fewer landscapes and buildings than is typically seen in travel photographs. The Aruba/Colombia/Central America photo album is a highlight and includes many striking photographs taken by Don Blair, as well as commercially produced photographs and photo postcards. Other notable locales in the travel photographs include Great Britain, Iceland and Greenland, the western United States, and other European locations. Ireland was a favorite travel destination and the collection includes almost 1000 photographs of Ireland and her people taken over a period of 10 years. A group of passport photographs of Steinke and Blair dating over a period of 30 years is also included in the subseries.

Personal Names:
Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950—Portraits
Blair, Don
Blake, Amanda—Portraits
Brown, Ozni C.
Dorning, Dorothy
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969—Portraits
Hawes, Charles M.
Hedgpeth, Don
Jacob, Ned
Kinghan, Charles R.
Kinstler, Everett Raymond
McCrea, Joel, 1905-—Portraits
Norton, Caroline
Rowse, Barbara
Stanwyck, Barbara, 1907-
Steinke, Alice M.
Steinke, Bettina, 1913-
Steinke, William
Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957—Portraits

Corporate Names:
Baldwin Piano & Organ Co.
Blair Galleries
Esso Bolivar (Ship)
Hudson’s Bay Company
Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd.
Museum of New Mexico
National Academy of Western Art
National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center
NBC Radio Network
NBC Symphony Orchestra
William B. Remington Advertising
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
United Fruit Company
United Service Organizations (U.S.)
United States—War Dept.

Subject Headings:
Art—Exhibitions
Art—Study and teaching
Art museums
Artists—New Mexico
Aruba—Description and travel
Central America—Description and travel
Colombia—Description and travel
Commercial art
Commercial artists
Eskimos—Canada, Northern
Eskimos in art
Indians in art
Indians of North America
Indians of North America—New Mexico
Ireland—Description and travel
Mural painting and decoration—New York
Northwest Territories—Description and travel
Painters—New Mexico
Photographers—New Mexico
Photographs
Portrait painters—New Mexico
Portrait painting—New Mexico
Portrait photographers—New Mexico
Portrait photographs
Sketches
Travel photography
West (U.S.)—Description and travel

Dickinson Research Center director Charles Rand and National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Curator of Art Ed Muno, working with Steinke and Blair estate executor Ned Jacob, negotiated the transfer of the Steinke and Blair papers to the Dickinson Research Center from the estate’s primary beneficiary, the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. Legal and physical transfer of the papers occurred in March 2001.

Charles Rand worked on the papers on-and-off between 2001 and 2004. Rand created a detailed inventory of the papers, compiled biographical notes, and re-housed and re-boxed much of the collection. Between November 2004 and May 2005 Jonathan Nelson completed the processing of the collection, which included re-boxing and re-housing the remainder of the collection, final arrangement, and creation of the finding aid.

The collection is open for research. It is advisable for researchers to discuss their proposed research with staff prior to visiting the Center.

Bettina Steinke and Don Blair Papers, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Series 1: Career – 1924-2000

Box/Folder# Folder Title/Description
Artwork
001/001 Artwork lists, undated
001/002 Clients and prospects, 1937-1946, undated
001/003 Commercial illustration, Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 1948-1950, undated
115/001 Commercial illustration, Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 1950-1952, undated
115/002 Commercial illustration, Air Transport Association, circa 1941
001/004 Commercial illustration, American Legion magazine, 1944-1945
001/005 Commercial illustration, American Petroleum Institute, 1959
001/006 Commercial illustration, Baldwin Piano Co., 1945-1957, undated
115/003 Commercial illustration, Baldwin Piano Co., undated
001/007 Commercial illustration, Bayer Aspirin, 1944-1945
001/008 Commercial illustration, Calendars, 1986-1993 [1]
001/009 Commercial illustration, Carter Oil Co., 1951
001/010 Commercial illustration, Circus Saints & Sinners Club, 1942, undated [2]
001/011 Commercial illustration, Crosley Corp., 1943
001/012 Commercial illustration, Denver Post newspaper, 1952
001/013 Commercial illustration, Groendyke Transport, Inc., undated
001/014 Commercial illustration, T. B. Harms Co., undated
001/015 Commercial illustration, Hudson’s Bay Co., 1966
001/016 Commercial illustration, Kansas Power & Light Co., 1951
115/004 Commercial illustration, King Features Syndicate, 1939
001/017 Commercial illustration, La Fonda Dining Room, undated
001/018 Commercial illustration, Lowell Press, 1979-1980
001/019 Commercial illustration, Antonio Mendozo program, undated
115/005 Commercial illustration, Mid-Continent Petroleum Corp., 1949
001/020 Commercial illustration, NBC Radio, ca. 1939
001/021 Commercial illustration, Nutrition Today magazine, 1971
001/022 Commercial illustration, Palm Restaurant, 1944
001/023 Commercial illustration, Pratt & Whitney Co., undated
001/024 Commercial illustration, Reader’s Digest magazine, 1949-1950
001/025 Commercial illustration, Standard Oil of New Jersey, 1951-1952
002/001 Commercial illustration, Standard Oil of New Jersey, 1953-1954
115/006 Commercial illustration, Texaco, 1944
002/002 Commercial illustration, Think magazine, 1954
002/003 Commercial illustration, Tulsa Little Theater, 1949
002/004 Commercial illustration, United Fruit Co., 1949-1950, undated
002/005 Commercial illustration, United States Lines, 1945
115/007 Commercial illustration, United States Lines, 1944-1945
002/006 Commercial illustration, United States War Department, 1943 [2]
FF2/DR6 Commercial illustration, United States War Department, “Keep ‘Em Flying” poster, 1943
002/007 Commercial illustration, World War II military projects, 1942, undated [9]
115/008 Commercial illustration, World War II military projects, 1942
002/008 Commercial illustration, Unidentified, undated [5]
002/009 Drawings and sketches, circa 1944-circa 1948, undated
002/010 Drawings and sketches, Aruba [Photocopied], circa 1946
002/011 Drawings and sketches, Aruba/Curacao/people [Photocopied], circa 1946
002/012 Drawings and sketches, Commercial assignments [Photocopied], circa 1937-1950
002/013 Drawings and sketches, NBC Radio/entertainers [Photocopied], circa 1940
002/014 Drawings and sketches, NBC Symphony Orchestra [Photocopied], circa 1937
002/015 Drawings and sketches, U.S.O. sketches [Photocopied], 1944-1945
FF2/DR6 Limited edition print envelope (“Santa Clara Dancer”), undated
002/016 Sketchbooks, Animals/people/buildings [Photocopied], undated
003/001 Sketchbooks, Bahamas [Photocopied], circa 1994
003/002-003 Sketchbooks, Central America/United Fruit trip [Photocopied], circa 1948
003/004 Sketchbooks, Eskimos [Photocopied], circa 1953
003/005 Sketchbooks, Eskimos/Central America [Photocopied], circa 1953
003/006 Sketchbooks, Horses/people/notes [Photocopied], circa 1950
003/007 Sketchbooks, Ireland [Photocopied], circa 1980
003/008 Sketchbooks, Ireland [Photocopied], circa 1990
003/009 Sketchbooks, Ireland [Photocopied], circa 1990
003/010 Sketchbooks, Landscape/Shibley [Photocopied], circa 1990
003/011 Sketchbooks, Native Americans/landscapes [Photocopied], circa 1953
003/012 Sketchbooks, New Mexico (first trip) [Photocopied], circa 1947
004/001 Sketchbooks, Office scenes/oil fields/Native Americans [Photocopied], circa 1950s
004/002 Sketchbooks, People/animals [Photocopied], undated
004/003-004 Sketchbooks, People/landscapes [Photocopied], undated
004/005 Sketchbooks, People/notes [Photocopied], circa 1995
004/006 Sketchbooks, Taos [Photocopied], 1930(?)-1959
004/007 Studio sign, undated
Don Blair
004/008 Artwork, 1935, undated
115/009 Artwork, 1930-1943, undated
004/009 Blair Galleries, 1949-1980, undated
004/010 Commercial assignments, Barnsdall Oil Co., undated
004/011 Commercial assignments, Cities Service, 1954
004/012 Commercial assignments, Denver Post newspaper, 1957
004/013 Commercial assignments, Hudson’s Bay Co., 1954-1955
005/001 Commercial assignments, Imperial Oil Ltd., 1954
005/002 Commercial assignments, McGraw-Hill, 1955-1956
005/003 Commercial assignments, Pooch Chow Manufacturing Co., circa 1936
005/004 Commercial assignments, Postcards, 1957-1962
005/005 Commercial assignments, Quarter Horse Journal magazine, 1951
005/006 Commercial assignments, Saturday Evening Post magazine, 1960
005/007 Commercial assignments, Standard Oil of New Jersey, 1955
005/008-009 Commercial assignments, Time, Inc., 1951
115/010 Commercial assignments, Toronto Star newspaper, 1954-1955
005/010 Commercial assignments, True magazine, 1954
005/011 Commercial assignments, Tulsa Tribune newspaper, 1941
005/012 Commercial assignments, United Fruit Co., 1948-1952, undated
005/013 Commercial assignments, Unknown client, circa 1947
005/014 Haney & Blair Advertising, undated
005/015 Photo notes, circa 1953, undated
Exhibitions and Sales
005/016 Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, N.M., 1986
005/017 Art of the American West, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1993
005/018 Artists of America, Denver, Colo., 1996
005/019 Creative Art Guild, Rocky Ford, Colo., circa 1956
005/020 Cultuur Centrum, Aruba, N.W.I., 1946
005/021 Charles & Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Wash., 1979
005/022 Governor’s Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M., 1981
005/023 Muckenthaler Culture Center, Fullerton, Calif., 1976
005/024 Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, N.M., 1990
006/001-003 National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Okla., National Academy of Western Art (NAWA), 1978-1992
006/004 National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Okla., Prix de West Exhibition and Sale, 1995-1998
006/005 National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Okla., Bettina Steinke: A Retrospective, 1995
115/011 National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Okla., Bettina Steinke: A Retrospective, Exhibition sign, 1995
006/006 New Mexico Tapestry, Albuquerque, N.M., 1984
006/007 New Rochelle Art Association, New Rochelle, N.Y., 1938-1944
007/001 O’Brien’s Art Emporium, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1977
007/002 Oklahoma Museum of Art at Red Ridge, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1968
007/003 Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Okla., 1952
007/004 Reynolds Art Gallery, Taos, N.M., 1955
007/005 Fitz Ryan Interiors, Tulsa, Okla., 1951
007/006 San Dimas Festival of Western Arts, San Dimas, Calif., 1982
007/007 Santa Fe Festival of the Arts, Santa Fe, N.M., 1977-1979
007/008 Society of Illustrators, New York, N.Y., 1950
007/009 Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Ariz., 1991
007/010 Western Heritage Sale, Houston, Tex., 1980-1983
007/011 Western Rendezvous of Art, Helena, Mont., 1984
007/012 Unknown venues, undated
Publicity and Promotion
007/013 Advertising, 1952-1979, undated
007/014 Biographical sketches, undated
007/015 Brochures, undated
007/016-017 Clippings, 1924-1949
008/001-005 Clippings, 1950-2000, undated
008/006 Creative Crafts program, 1983-1985
116/001 Don Hedgpeth book, Galley proofs, circa 1977
009/001 Don Hedgpeth book, Mailing lists, circa 1978
009/002-003 Don Hedgpeth book, Manuscript, circa 1977
009/004 Don Hedgpeth book, Promotion and reviews, 1977-1992, undated
009/005-006 Don Hedgpeth book, Steinke notes, circa 1977, undated
009/007 Portfolio, undated [5]
009/008 Steinke article manuscripts (unpublished), 1992-1994
009/009 Workshops and demonstrations, 1949-1997, undated
Radio Program Recording Discs
116/002 “Claremore Store,” circa 1949 [1]
116/003 “Guabina” by Jose Daza, undated [1]
116/004 “The Vagabonds” (Theme, Bogotá, Magdalena River), 1947 [7]

Series 2: Correspondence – 1932-2000

Box/Folder# Folder Title/Description
Artists
010/001 Malcolm Alexander, 1964-1985, undated [19]
010/002 Clarence Canning Allen, 1977-1982
010/003 Courtney Allen, 1949-1971 [10]
010/004 Dennis & Linda Anderson, 1985
010/005 Charles Andres, 1971-1992, undated [8]
010/006 Seymour Ball, 1975-1989
010/007 Joe & Sharon Beeler, 1971-1975
010/008 Dorothy S. Benrimo, 1970, undated
010/009 Oscar Berninghaus, 1949
010/010 Betty J. Billings, 1979
010/011 Joseph Bohler, 1976-1983
010/012 Sergei Bongart, 1974-1979
010/013 James & Mary Ellen Boren, 1969-1999, undated
010/014 Harley Brown, 1978-1991, undated
010/015 Ozni C. Brown, 1948-1991 [2]
010/016 Duane Bryers, 1986-1988
010/017 Kenneth Bunn, 1978
010/018 Charles S. Burk, 1973
010/019 Liz Calovich, undated
010/020 George Carlson, 1977-1987, undated
010/021 Gary Carter, 1973
011/001 Chen Chi, 1983
011/002 John Clymer, 1949-1951
011/003 Dean Cornwell, 1959
011/004 Mark Daily, 1966-1983
011/005 George De Lyra, 1964-1995, undated [4]
011/006 Mike Desatnick, 1979-1989, undated
011/007 Stevan Dohanos, 1949-1950, undated
011/008 Randal Dutra, 1978-1980
011/009 Valoy Eaton, undated
011/010 Stan Ekman, undated
011/011 Tony Eubanks, 1980
011/012 John & Boo Falter, 1975-1981 [2]
011/013 Robert Fawcett, undated
011/014 Mel Fillerup, 1981-1982
011/015 Holland Foster, 1972-1980
011/016 Edward Fraughton, 1975-1984
011/017 Gerald Fritzler, 1986
011/018 George Garland, 1950, undated
011/019 David Garrison, 1971-1973
011/020 Gisella, 1955-1966
011/021 Libby Golden, 1978-1988, undated
011/022 Walt Gonske, 1986
011/023 Glenna Goodacre, 1993-1995
011/024 Veryl Goodnight, 1979-1988
011/025 Dan Goozee, 1970-1976 [6]
011/026 Gerald Grace, 1971
011/027 Hardie Gramatky, 1949-1950
011/028 Frederic Gruger, 1949-1950
011/029 Leland Gustavson, 1950
011/030 Beverly Hallam, 1988-1990
011/031 Roy Hampton, undated
011/032 Robert G. Harris, 1975-1999, undated [1]
011/033 James Hatlo, undated
011/034 Charles Hawes, 1965-1996, undated
012/001 Kay Hendricks, 1981-1985
012/002 Tom Hill, 1971
012/003 Jack Hines, 1992
012/004 Rob Hixson, 1981-1986
012/005 John Holmgren, 1951
012/006 Winfield Hoskins, 1949 [5]
012/007 Dan Howe, 1982-1984
012/008 John Newton Howitt, undated
012/009 Olinka Hrdy, 1979
012/010 Bill Hughes, 1980
012/011 Clark Hulings, 1968-1982
012/012 Wilson Hurley, 1970-1993, undated [71]
116/005 Wilson Hurley, 1993
012/013 Joseph A. Imhof, 1945-1949
012/014 James Ingwersen, 1979-1999, undated [1]
012/015 Ned Jacob, 1969-2000 [1]
012/016 Rebecca James, 1963
012/017 Harvey W. Johnson, 1972
012/018 August Kaiser, 1971-1978
012/019 J. Graham Kaye, 1952
012/020 Frank King, 1948-1963, undated
116/006 Frank King, 1959
116/007 Charles Kinghan, et al., 1946
012/021 Charles & Ruth Kinghan, 1965-1991, undated [5]
012/022 Everett Raymond Kinstler, 1976-1996, undated [4]
013/001 Gene Kloss, 1963
013/002 Raymond L. Knaub, 1978
013/003 James & Barbara Kramer, 1976-1991, undated [24]
013/004 Bob Kuhn, 1999
013/005 Mort Kunstler, 1977, undated
013/006 David Lam, 1981 [4]
013/007 Jerry Lemon, 1974
013/008 Ward Lockwood, 1962
013/009 Gary Logsdon, 1986-1999 [1]
013/010 Bernique Longley, 1985, undated [8]
013/011 Robert & Cordy Lougheed, 1949-1999, undated
013/012 Tom Lovell, 1975-1980, undated
013/013 Rayanne Macaluso, 1971
013/014 Florence Masters, 1972
013/015 Clarence McGrath, 1976-1981
013/016 R. Brownell McGrew, 1977-1978
013/017 Gerald Merfeld, 1977-1980 [4]
013/018 Gary Michael, 1986
013/019 Frederic Mizen, 1956
013/020 Gary Niblett, 1983-1999
013/021 Bill Parks, 1963-1971
013/022 Jean Parrish, 1966-1979
013/023 John Pike, 1970
013/024 Burt Procter, 1977, undated
013/025 Doel Reed, 1966-1985, undated
013/026 William F. Reese, 1979-1988
013/027 Charles H. Reynolds, 1955-1965
013/028 James E. Reynolds, 1970
013/029 Ron Riddick, 1987 [10]
013/030 Kenneth Riley, 1975-1988, undated
013/031 Morris Rippel, 1967-1985, undated
013/032 Phil Roettinger, 1980-1984 [4]
013/033 Alex Ross, 1949
013/034 Ford Ruthling, 1977
013/035 Tom Ryan, 1986-1987
013/036 Bill Schimmel, undated
013/037 Gloria Schumann, 1972-1973
013/038 Remington Schuyler, undated
014/001 Conrad Schwiering, 1977-1986, undated
014/002 Carl Setterberg, 1963-1981, undated
014/003 Amos Sewell, 1950
014/004 William E. Sharer, 1973-1999, undated [1]
014/005 Everett Shinn, 1949-1950
014/006 Eric Sloane, 1977-1980
014/007 Ellsworth P. & Lowell Ellsworth Smith, 1983-1987
014/008 Emily Guthrie Smith, 1977, undated
014/009 Tucker Smith, 1980
014/010 William A. Smith, 1949-1980
014/011 Ben Stahl, 1981-1985, undated [2]
014/012 Gordon Stevenson, 1979 [5]
014/013 John Stobart, 1989-1990
014/014 Paul Strisik, 1977-1986, undated [8]
014/015 Donald Teague, 1989, undated
014/016 Sonja Terpening, 1997
014/017 Howard Terpning, undated
014/018 Mia Tschampel, 1974-1976
014/019 Hector Ubertalli, 1975-1984 [1]
014/020 Kent Ullberg, 1980-1986 [4]
014/021 Harold Von Schmidt, 1970, undated [1]
014/022 Melvin C. Warren, 1971-1999, undated [4]
014/023 Doc Weaver, 1976-1985
014/024 Frederic & Eileen Whitaker, 1969-1979, undated [2]
014/025 William Whitaker, 1981
014/026 Hugh White, 1971
014/027 Lawrence L. Wilbur, 1949
014/028 Hollis Williford, 1981-1982, undated
014/029 Mortimer Wilson, 1974-1975, undated
014/030 Ray Winters, 1974-1975
014/031 Wayne Wolfe, 1993-1999
014/032 John Young-Hunter, 1949
Business
015/001 A, 1952-2000 [1]
015/002 Albuquerque Museum, 1978-1992
015/003 American Academy of Art, 1969-1971, undated
015/004 American Artist magazine, 1971-1984
015/005 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), 1939-1949
015/006 Stuart Anderson, 1980-1982
015/007 Archives of American Art, 1959-1960
015/008 Art in the Embassies Program, 1965-1968, undated
015/009 Art of the West magazine, 1991, undated
015/010 Art Students League of Denver, 1987-1989
015/011 Art West magazine, 1980-1984
015/012-013 Artists of America, 1980-1992, undated
015/014 Artists of the Rockies & Golden West magazine, 1975-1987
016/001 Artist’s supplies, 1961-1982, undated
016/002 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co., 1955-1956
016/003 B, 1944-1987, undated
016/004 Baldwin Piano Co., 1949-1977
016/005 Battle-Born Galleries, 1975-1976
016/006 Beck Engraving Co., 1944-1951
016/007 Don Blair, 1972-1981
016/008 Business Week magazine, 1955-1956, undated
016/009 C, 1941-1999
016/010 Carson Gallery of Western American Art, 1974-1987, undated
016/011 Carter Oil Co., 1949-1956
016/012 Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show, 1981-1991
016/013 Colorado Springs Art Guild, 1986-1987
016/014 John Connally/Connally & Altermann Art Gallery, 1979-1984
016/015 Cooper Union, 1985-1986
016/016 Cowboy Artists of America, 1976-1984
016/017 D, 1938-1991
016/018 Denver Artists Guild, 1987
016/019 Denver Post newspaper, 1957-1963
017/001 Dorothy Dorning, 1950-1958
017/002 Driscol Gallery, 1980-1981
017/003 E. I. Dupont & Co., 1952
017/004 E, 1951-1976
017/005 F, 1946-1991
017/006 Federal Aviation Administration, 1977-1995, undated
017/007 Forum del Sol, 1977-1990, undated
017/008 Charles & Emma Frye Art Museum, 1977-1984, undated
017/009 G, 1953-1991, undated
017/010 Gateway Art Gallery, 1979-1980, undated
017/011 Gerlach-Barlow Co., 1949
017/012 Gilcrease Museum, 1958-1999
018/001 Barry Goldwater, 1971-1978
018/002 Grand Central Galleries, 1973-1989, undated [3]
018/003 Walter Gray, 1975-1990
018/004 Greenwich Workshop, 1978-1984 [4]
018/005 Grumbacher, 1977
018/006 H, 1936-1992
018/007 Haley Memorial Library, 1979-1992
018/008 Harwood Foundation, 1959-1980
018/009 Don Hedgpeth, 1976-1989, undated [12]
018/010 Helena Arts Council, 1983-1985, undated
018/011 Herpolsheimers, 1963
018/012 Joseph Hoover & Sons Co., 1942-1945
018/013 Hudson’s Bay Co., 1953-1985, undated
018/014 Humble Oil Co., 1954-1960
018/015 Arvilla Huney (A. Huney Gallery), 1979-1990 [4]
018/016 I, 1950-1993
018/017 Imperial Oil, Ltd., 1953-1954
018/018 International Art Publishing Co., 1958-1983
019/001 J, 1954-1971 [1]
019/002 Margaret Jamison/St. Vincent Hospital Show, 1978-1981, undated
019/003 Jaybee Art Associates, 1959-1961
019/004 R. M. “Mac” Jones, 1975-1978
019/005 K, 1952-1988
019/006 Kansas Power & Light Co., 1951-1975
019/007 L, 1942-1987, undated
019/008 Leanin’ Tree Publishing, 1977-1978
019/009 Ted Leviness, 1959-1962
019/010 Harry “Bud” Lockwood, 1976-1979
019/011 Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, 1976-1995, undated
019/012 M, 1944-1995, undated
019/013 Manitoba Provincial Archives, 1987-1993
019/014 Thomas Russell Manning, 1941-1942
019/015 McCaughen & Burr, Inc., 1951-1952
019/016 McCormick-Armstrong Co., 1951-1952, undated
020/001 Mexican Embassy, 1979
020/002 David Milsten, 1977
020/003 Missouri Athletic Club, 1974-1985
020/004 Arthur Roy Mitchell Memorial, 1980-1986
020/005 Museum of New Mexico, 1970-1999, undated
020/006 N, 1940-1999
020/007 National Academy of Design, 1965-1967, undated
020/008 National Bank of Tulsa, 1953-1954
020/009 National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1965-1997, undated
021/001-002 National Cowboy Hall of Fame, National Academy of Western Art (NAWA), 1972-1993, undated [12]
021/003 National Cowboy Hall of Fame, National Academy of Western Art (NAWA), Candidate selection, 1978-1980, undated [22]
021/004 National Cowboy Hall of Fame, National Academy of Western Art (NAWA), Executive Committee, 1973-1981
021/005 National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Bettina Steinke: A Retrospective exhibit, 1994-1995, undated [96]
021/006 National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1986-1992, undated
022/001 National Portrait Gallery, 1993
022/002 New Mexico Governor’s Gallery, 1981 [20]
022/003 New Mexico State Fair, 1984-1989
022/004 New Mexico Watercolor Society, 1979-1986
022/005 Cornell Norby, 1975-1986
022/006 Northland Press, 1970-1987
022/007 O, 1949-1991
022/008 O’Brien’s Art Emporium, 1959-1992, undated
022/009 Oklahoma Art Center, 1951-1978
022/010 Oklahoma Museum of Art at Red Ridge, 1968, undated
022/011 Mabel Owens Gallery, 1977-1995, undated
022/012 P, 1938-1991
022/013 Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1976-1985, undated [54]
022/014 Parents’ Magazine, 1952
022/015 Gerald Peters, 1977-1986
022/016 Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1957
022/017 Philbrook Art Center, 1951-1964
022/018 Phillips Petroleum Co., 1957
022/019 Lauros M. Phoenix/Phoenix Art Institute/New York-Phoenix School of Design, 1932-1968, undated [8]
022/020 T. Boone Pickens/Mesa Petroleum, 1989-1998
023/001 Portrait clients, A, 1953-1968, undated
023/002 Portrait clients, Arthur M. Adams, 1970-1972, undated [16]
023/003 Portrait clients, Tatty Arrott, 1967-1978
023/004 Portrait clients, B, 1940-1958
023/005 Portrait clients, Richard D. Bass, 1964-1967
023/006 Portrait clients, Robert & Veronica Beaudette, 1960-1978
023/007 Portrait clients, Paul Benton, 1964
023/008 Portrait clients, Klem Blanks, 1960 [24]
023/009 Portrait clients, Kathryn Boyle, 1990
023/010 Portrait clients, Frank Buttram, 1952
023/011 Portrait clients, C, 1957-1962
023/012 Portrait clients, Louis Calder, Jr., 1964
023/013 Portrait clients, D, 1952-1957
023/014 Portrait clients, Kathryn Dittemore, 1966-1967
023/015 Portrait clients, Nell Dougherty, 1958-1966
023/016 Portrait clients, Harrington “Duke” Drake, 1986-1987 [1]
023/017 Portrait clients, E, 1955-1958
023/018 Portrait clients, Richard H. Fleischaker, 1977-1988
023/019 Portrait clients, Richard S. Fleisher, 1979-1981
023/020 Portrait clients, Burt Ford, Jr., 1955-1967
023/021 Portrait clients, G, 1958
023/022 Portrait clients, General Motors Corp., 1974-1981, undated [1]
023/023 Portrait clients, Pauline Gillespie, 1962-1963
023/024 Portrait clients, Ghent & Sally Graves, 1963-1966, undated
023/025 Portrait clients, Henry Gray, 1957
023/026 Portrait clients, Elizabeth Green, 1959, undated
023/027 Portrait clients, H, 1962-1974
023/028 Portrait clients, Marjorie Hagstrom, 1958-1959
023/029 Portrait clients, Harvard University (Cavaness & Yakovlev), 1972-1977, undated [9]
023/030 Portrait clients, Charles & Virginia Hill, 1952-1953
023/031 Portrait clients, William Hornby, 1957
023/032 Portrait clients, Clarence Hudspeth, 1955-1956
023/033 Portrait clients, William E. Hughes, 1971-1984
023/034 Portrait clients, Gene Iserman, 1964-1967
023/035 Portrait clients, J, 1945-1982
023/036 Portrait clients, Herbert L. Jamison, 1949
023/037 Portrait clients, Grace Jenkins, 1962
023/038 Portrait clients, Lady Bird Johnson, 1964-1971
023/039 Portrait clients, Mary Eddy Jones, 1958-1971
023/040 Portrait clients, K, 1946-1987
023/041 Portrait clients, Jody Kirberger, 1968
023/042 Portrait clients, Denny Klepper, 1968
023/043 Portrait clients, Richard M. Knox, 1968-1969
023/044 Portrait clients, L, 1943-1989, undated
023/045 Portrait clients, Karl LeCompte, 1955
024/001 Portrait clients, M, 1949-1980, undated [1]
024/002 Portrait clients, Louise MacDonald, 1956-1957, undated
024/003 Portrait clients, J. A. & Patty McCarty, 1960
024/004 Portrait clients, John McCoy, 1982-1983
024/005 Portrait clients, Joel McCrea, 1970-1977, undated [10]
024/006 Portrait clients, J. Robert Meek, 1967-1972
024/007 Portrait clients, Lewis “Cato” Merchant, 1963-1965
024/008 Portrait clients, Museum of Northern Arizona, 1965-1971
024/009 Portrait clients, N, 1951-1983
024/010 Portrait clients, National Broadcasting Co. (NBC), 1936-1977, undated [2]
024/011 Portrait clients, National Cash Register (NCR), 1988-1993, undated [1]
024/012 Portrait clients, Barbie Nelson, 1958-1960
024/013 Portrait clients, Peter Q. Nyce, 1952-1953
024/014 Portrait clients, O, 1954-1956
024/015 Portrait clients, Sandra Day O’Connor, 1981-1982
024/016 Portrait clients, Dan O’Shea, 1962-1964
024/017 Portrait clients, P, 1958-1992, undated
024/018 Portrait clients, Robert & Marilyn Phillips, 1957-1987
024/019 Portrait clients, City of Ponca City, Okla., 1966-1967, undated [3]
024/020 Portrait clients, Pratt & Whitney Co., 1954-1956 [2]
024/021 Portrait clients, R, 1950-1963
024/022 Portrait clients, Reader’s Digest magazine, 1949-1950
024/023 Portrait clients, Nancy Reagan, 1984-1986
024/024 Portrait clients, Ira C. Rothgerber, 1972-1979, undated [49]
024/025 Portrait clients, Alma Lee Rountree, 1963
024/026 Portrait clients, John & Mary Ann Ryan, 1972
024/027 Portrait clients, S, 1938-1975
025/001 Portrait clients, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 1983-1993
025/002 Portrait clients, Fanny Scott, 1965, undated
025/003 Portrait clients, Arthur Seeligson, 1952-1968
025/004 Portrait clients, C. Roy Shaw, 1957
025/005 Portrait clients, Marie Shaw, 1961-1964
025/006 Portrait clients, Sinclair Oil Corp., 1952-1953
025/007 Portrait clients, Rose Smith, 1958-1959
025/008 Portrait clients, Frederic & Anne Taylor, 1954, undated
025/009 Portrait clients, United States Air Force Academy, 1971-1973, undated
025/010 Portrait clients, Valley West Galleries, 1978
025/011 Portrait clients, Jerry & Helen Vinson, 1957
025/012 Portrait clients, W, 1955-1992
025/013 Portrait clients, Wesley & Barbara Watson, 1956-1958, undated
025/014 Portrait clients, Art Woerheide, 1968-1969
025/015 Portrait clients, Scott Wysong, 1956-1965
025/016 Portrait clients, Ed Yeager, 1962
025/017 Portrait clients, Bill & Marjorie Young, 1954-1958 [2]
025/018 R, 1948-1994
025/019 William B. Remington Advertising, 1940-1954, undated
025/020 Reminisce Gallery, 1975-1982
025/021 Rhode Island School of Design, 1979-1981
025/022 Richardson Bros. Ltd., 1954-1957, undated
025/023 Rotary Club of Santa Fe, 1982-1987
025/024 Ruthrauff & Ryan Advertising, 1945
026/001 S, 1948-1998, undated [2]
026/002 San Dimas Festival of Western Arts, 1981-1986
026/003 Santa Fe Community College, 1990-1991
026/004 Santa Fe Festival of the Arts, 1977-1985, undated
026/005 Saturday Evening Post magazine, 1954-1960
026/006 Catherine Wenzell Schenck, 1973
026/007 Scottsdale Artists’ School, 1984-1998, undated [17]
026/008 Scottsdale Artists’ School, Students, 1989-1993, undated [31]
027/001 The Scrantonian newspaper, 1971
027/002 Joe Singer, 1975-1976, undated
027/003 Society of Illustrators, 1945-1961
027/004 Southwest Art magazine, 1980-1995, undated
027/005 Standard Oil of New Jersey, 1950-1977
027/006 Bettina Steinke, 1949-1997, undated
027/007 Strathmore Paper Co., 1950
027/008 T, 1955-1991
027/009 Time, Inc., 1954-1956
027/010 Toronto Star newspaper, 1954-1955
027/011 True magazine, 1954-1958, undated
027/012 Tucson Festival Society, 1979-1988, undated
027/013 Tucson Museum of Art, 1991
027/014 Rosalyn Tureck, 1985
027/015 U, 1959-1991
027/016 United Fruit Co., 1947-1953 [1]
027/017 United Press Associations, 1956
027/018 United States Post Office Postal Inspector, 1993
028/001 United States War Department, 1943-1945
028/002 University of Oklahoma Press, 1953-1956
028/003 V, 1979-1997
028/004 W, 1941-1997, undated [3]
028/005 Watson-Guptill Publications, 1974-1980
028/006 Western Heritage Sale, 1978-1985, undated
028/007 Ross Wheeler/Compound Condominium, 1972-1988 [1]
028/008 Women Artists of the American West, 1984-1985
028/009 Year magazine, 1956
Personal
029/001 A, 1952-1999 [1]
029/002 Adaline Adams, 1958-1987, undated
029/003 Marguerite Ambrosini, 1966-1993
029/004 Kelly Atlas, 1988-1989
029/005 B, 1938-1999, undated [2]
029/006 Chrissie Ball, 1971-1972
029/007 Ted Barbarosa, 1979
029/008 Kenneth & Waiva Barnes, 1976-1987
029/009 Maryalice Bartholmae (Niece), 1977-1997 [9]
029/010 Norman & Rose Birger, 1966-1989
030/001 Don Blair, 1943-1984, undated
030/002 John Blair IV, 1985-1999 [3]
030/003 Ellie Blaschke, 1988-1999
030/004 Jim Bodine, 1962-1980
030/005 Vol Boswell, 1978
030/006 Erin & McLean Bowman, 1975-1995
030/007 Irving Bunkin, 1974-1991
030/008 Anna Burgess, 1978-1999
030/009 J. F. “Buck” Burshears, 1963-1987
030/010 Mary Byington, 1981-1993
030/011 C, 1948-2000, undated [16]
030/012 Mary Lou Carver, 1978-1980
030/013 Dorothy Castello, 1980-1982
030/014 Jacquelyn Cattaneo, 1978-1999
030/015 Elizabeth Gordon Chandler, 1989-1993 [13]
030/016 Alger & Obbie Chaney, 1967-1985, undated [6]
031/001 Jimmy Clements, 1975-1979
031/002 William & Rita Clements, 1980-1999
031/003 James & Dotty Coleman, 1958-1999, undated [7]
031/004 Sandra Colquitt, 1986-1991
031/005 Cleo Rae Comer, 1985
031/006 Howard & Bettie Conhaim, 1957-1987
031/007 Irene Cook, 1985-1990
031/008 Liz Cope, 1983-1988
031/009 D, 1948-1995, undated
031/010 F. A. Dagg, 1967-1969
031/011 Grace Davis, 1961-1968
031/012 Manuel De Leon, 1987-1995, undated
031/013 Norman & Amy Dean, 1988-1995
031/014 Roger & Jean Devlin, 1958-1989, undated
031/015 Robert H. Dick, circa 1979-1999 [2]
031/016 Pete Domenici, 1973-1988
031/017 E, 1939-1999
031/018 Harrison Eiteljorg, 1963-1995
031/019 Hal English, 1982-1990, undated
031/020 F, 1949-1999 [1]
031/021 Edward & Ernestine Farnsworth, 1949-1985
031/022 Forrest Fenn, 1981-1999
031/023 Joseph Fulton, 1980-1993
031/024 Rosalie Fulton, 1983-1993
032/001 G, 1938-1998, undated [1]
032/002 Lynn Gertenbach, 1984-1991
032/003 Remi Ghilespi, 1976
032/004 Joan Goldberg, 1985-1986
032/005 Ruth Graham, 1957-1968
032/006 Vera Greene, 1954-1964
032/007 H. B. Gregersen, 1957-1958
032/008 Ron Griffey, 1981-1999
032/009 H, 1938-1999 [9]
032/010 Jarvis Harriman, 1988-1995
032/011 Edna Harth, 1959-1978, undated
032/012 David & Lois Hawthorn, 1972-1980
032/013 Kelly Rae Hearn, 1947-1982
032/014 Richard Heman, 1977-1986
032/015 John A. Hill, 1984
032/016 Grace Hoffman, 1983-1985
032/017 Jack & Lianne Holliday, 1953-1976
032/018 Elizabeth Holmes, 1958-1964, undated
032/019 Howard & Katherine Hyde, 1970-1973, undated
116/008 “The I. R. Gang,” 1947
032/020 Iceland trip preparation, 1986-1987
032/021 J, 1952-1999
033/001 John & Jane Justin, 1975-1978, undated
033/002 K, 1949-1999 [16]
033/003 F. H. M. Karner, 1946-1954
033/004 Jerome Kern [Photocopied], 1940-1946
033/005 William G. Kerr, 1975-1995
033/006 Bruce King, 1972-1980
033/007 Gil Kinoshita, 1989-1999
033/008 John & Bonnie Korbell, 1982-1988
033/009 L, 1940-1999 [2]
033/010 Mary Lanser, 1968-1988 [15]
033/011 Dolores Levin, 1970-1978
033/012 Manuel Lujan, 1973-1980
033/013 Eleanor Lusignan, 1956-1988
033/014 Gene Lynn, 1979-1986
033/015 M, 1949-2000, undated [4]
034/001 Robert & Catharine Malcolm, 1967-1985
034/002 Edwin A. Marsh, 1964-1985
034/003 Ginny Martin, 1980
034/004 John & Gina Maxson, 1961-1986, undated
034/005 Chris McCann, 1993
034/006 Gillian McHugh, 1985-1987
034/007 Noel McLean & Peggy Masche, 1967-1977
034/008 Dave McMurray, 1979-1999
034/009 Danny Medina, 1984-1985
034/010 Mary Meese, 1984-1985
034/011 Nan Miller, 1988-1993
034/012 Paul Milosevich, 1981-1985
034/013 Joseph Montoya, 1973-1976
034/014 Theresa Morrison, 1982-1995 [9]
034/015 N, 1946-1999
034/016 Dot Neithercut, 1976-1988
034/017 Stu & Grace Nelson, 1961-1982
034/018 Glenn & Olive Nielson, 1957-1979
034/019 Caroline Norton (Sister), 1946-1954, undated
034/020 Caroline Norton (Niece) & Jack Underhill, 1970-1993, undated
035/001 Tamaris “Tami” Norton (Niece), 1973-1993, undated [19]
035/002 O, 1941-1999 [1]
035/003 Priscilla Ochsner, 1962
035/004 Pat Oliphant, undated
035/005 Adaline Olshock, 1979-1986
035/006 Eduardo Ortega, 1977-1978
035/007 P, 1933-2000, undated [1]
035/008 Clementine Paddleford, 1953-1954
035/009 Dollie Peralta, 1978-1989 [1]
035/010 Elliott “Chope” & Virginia Phillips, 1964-1991
035/011 Lee & Pink Phillips, 1960-1978, undated [13]
035/012 Pauline Pike, 1978, undated
035/013 Arthur D. Pinkham, 1978-1981
035/014 George & Kay Podd, 1965-1985 [6]
035/015 Wolf & Julie Puckett, 1984-1990
035/016 Q, 1955-1989
035/017 V. Blaine Qualls, 1970 [2]
036/001 R, 1942-1995, undated
036/002 Paul Rittenhouse, 1954-1979
036/003-004 Barbara Rowse (Sister), 1969-1998, undated [25]
036/005 Edward S. Rowse (Nephew), 1954-1993, undated [1]
036/006 Donald & Sharon Rowson, 1982-1991
036/007 Harold Runnels, 1973-1976
036/008 James & Joan Russell, 1974-1988
037/001 S, 1941-1999, undated [4]
037/002 Ola Sabe, 1978-1979
037/003 Harry Safford, 1982-1984 [1]
037/004 Ruth Samuel, 1975-1989
037/005 Sy Schechter, 1971-1980
037/006 August Schmuhl, 1978-1999
037/007 Elaine Schoelzel, 1971-1995, undated
037/008 Gertrude Schweitzer, 1978-1985
037/009 H. L. & Lynn Scott, 1962-1989, undated
037/010 Lee Seebach, 1982-1988 [1]
037/011 Paul Seymour, 1969
037/012 Jo Sherwood, 1986-1993
037/013 H. Preston Smith, 1982-1985
037/014 Anne Solomont, 1975-1999
037/015 Marge Springer, 1980-1984
037/016 Nancy Stackpole (Niece), 1971-1972, undated [4]
037/017 Barbara Stanwyck, 1973-1986, undated [15]
038/001 Eleanor Steinert, 1980-1984
038/002 Alice M. Steinke (Mother), 1946-1954, undated
038/003-005 Bettina Steinke, 1930-1987, undated
038/006 Bill, Jr. (Brother) & Patty Steinke, circa 1940s-1996, undated
038/007 William “Jolly Bill” Steinke (Father), 1944-1955, undated [1]
038/008 Percival Stern, 1959-1961
038/009 Harry Storms (Press Box restaurant), 1950-1967, undated
038/010 Millicent Sukman, 1983-1987
039/001 T, 1948-1998
039/002 Elmer & Gwen Taylor, 1981-1982
039/003 Allen M. Tonkin, 1960-1965
039/004 A. Hays Town, 1971-1991
039/005 U, undated
039/006 U.S.O. sketching correspondence, 1942-1948, undated [50]
039/007 V, 1950-1991, undated
039/008 W, 1941-1999 [5]
040/001 Milt & Adele Ward, 1991-1992, undated
040/002 C. D. “Chuck” Watson, 1956-1971
040/003 Ethel Watson, 1956, undated
040/004 W. C. Weeden, 1958-1959
040/005 Sumner & Philippa Weld, 1976-1982
040/006 Buddy & Brenda Wells, 1983-1990
040/007 Mahlon T. White, 1960-1984
040/008 Grant Wilkins, 1980-1987
040/009 David & Georgiana Williams, 1973-1983
040/010 Roy E. Wood, 1962-1964
040/011 Dick & Flaydene Wootten, 1961-1971
040/012 Emalee Wright, 1978-1979
040/013 Y-Unidentified, 1943-1991, undated
040/014 Birthday cards, 1977-1993, undated
116/009 Birthday cards, 1938
040/015 Christmas cards, 1982-1999, undated
040/016 Holiday and occasion cards, 1979-circa 1996
040/017 Steinke/Blair Christmas cards and stationary, undated
040/018 Steinke/Blair invitations, undated

Series 3: Financial – 1938-1999

Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
Business
Ledgers
041/001 Daily, 1939-1947
041/002 Daily, 1952-1957
041/003 Daily, 1958-1962
041/004 Daily, 1962-1966
041/005 Daily, 1966-1970
041/006 Daily, 1971-1973
041/007 Daily, 1973-1977
042/001 Daily, 1977-1978
042/002 Daily, 1979-1982
042/003 Daily, 1982-1984
042/004 Daily, 1985-1991
042/005 Daily, 1993
042/006 Monthly, 1950-1958
042/007 Monthly, 1957-1962
043/001 Monthly, 1963-1968
043/002 Monthly, 1969-1974
043/003 Monthly, 1975-1985
043/004 Monthly, 1985-1994
043/005 Other, United Fruit Co. trip, 1948
043/006 Other, Portrait clients, 1959-1983
043/007 Other, Blair Custom Framing, 1973-1976
044/001 Other, Art show sales, 1973-1977
044/002 Other, Blair Galleries, 1973-1978
Records
044/003 1938-1949
044/004 1950-1959
044/005 1960-1969, undated
1970
044/006 Blair Galleries
044/007 Income
1971
044/008 Income
1972
044/009 Blair Galleries
044/010 Income
1973
044/011 Blair Galleries
044/012 Income
1974
044/013 Blair Galleries
044/014 Income
1975
044/015 Blair Galleries
044/016 Income
1976
044/017 Employee tax withholding
044/018 Income
1977
044/019 Blair Galleries
044/020 Employee tax withholding
044/021 Income
1978
044/022 Blair Galleries
044/023 Employee tax withholding
044/024 Income
1979
044/025 Blair Galleries
044/026 Employee tax withholding
044/027 Income
1980
044/028 Employee tax withholding
044/029 Income
1981
044/030 Employee tax withholding
044/031 Income
1982
044/032 Employee tax withholding
044/033 Income
1983
044/034 Employee tax withholding
044/035 Income
1984
045/001 Art supplies
045/002 Employee tax withholding
045/003 Framing
045/004 Income
045/005 Photography
045/006 Secretarial services
045/007 Shipping
1985
045/008 Art supplies
045/009 Employee tax withholding
045/010 Framing
045/011 Income
045/012 Insurance
045/013 Photography
045/014 Secretarial services
045/015 Shipping
1986
045/016 Art supplies
045/017 Employee tax withholding
045/018 Framing
045/019 Income
045/020 Insurance
045/021 Photography
045/022 Secretarial services
045/023 Shipping
1987
045/024 Art supplies
045/025 Employee tax withholding
045/026 Framing
045/027 Income
045/028 Insurance
045/029 Photography
045/030 Secretarial services
045/031 Shipping
1988
045/032 Employee tax withholding
045/033 Income
045/034 Insurance
046/001 Photography
046/002 Secretarial services
046/003 Shipping
046/004 Studio expenses
1989
046/005 Art supplies
046/006 Employee tax withholding
046/007 Framing
046/008 Income
046/009 Insurance
046/010 Office expenses
046/011 Photography
046/012 Secretarial services
046/013 Shipping
046/014 Studio expenses
1990
046/015 Advertising
046/016 Art supplies
046/017 Employee tax withholding
046/018 Framing
046/019 Income
046/020 Insurance
046/021 Photography
046/022 Secretarial services
046/023 Shipping
046/024 Studio expenses
1991
047/001 Advertising
047/002 Art supplies
047/003 Employee tax withholding
047/004 Framing
047/005 Income
047/006 Insurance
047/007 Office expenses
047/008 Photography
047/009 Secretarial services
047/010 Shipping
047/011 Studio expenses
1992
047/012 Art supplies
047/013 Employee tax withholding
047/014 Framing
047/015 Income
047/016 Insurance
047/017 Photography
047/018 Secretarial services
047/019 Shipping
047/020 Studio expenses
1993
047/021 Advertising
047/022 Art supplies
047/023 Employee tax withholding
047/024 Framing
047/025 Income
047/026 Insurance
047/027 Photography
048/001 Secretarial services
048/002 Shipping
048/003 Studio expenses
1994
048/004 Framing
048/005 Income
048/006 Insurance
048/007 Photography
048/008 Secretarial services
048/009 Shipping
048/010 Studio expenses
1995
048/011 Art supplies
048/012 Framing
048/013 Income
048/014 Insurance
048/015 Photography
048/016 Secretarial services
048/017 Shipping
048/018 Studio expenses
1996
048/019 Art supplies
048/020 Income
048/021 Insurance
048/022 Photography
048/023 Secretarial services
048/024 Shipping
048/025 Studio expenses
1997
048/026 Art supplies
048/027 Framing
048/028 Income
048/029 Insurance
048/030 Photography
048/031 Secretarial services
048/032 Shipping
048/033 Studio expenses
1998
048/034 Art supplies
048/035 Income
048/036 Insurance
048/037 Photography
048/038 Shipping
048/039 Studio expenses
Personal
049/001 1945-1969
1970
049/002 Income
049/003 Investments
049/004 Taxes
1971
049/005 General expenses
049/006 Income
049/007 Investments
049/008 Taxes
1972
049/009 General expenses
049/010 Income
049/011 Investments
049/012 Medical
049/013 Caroline Norton financial and estate, 1972-1990
049/014 Taxes
1973
049/015 General expenses
049/016 Income
049/017 Investments
049/018 Taxes
1974
049/019 General expenses
049/020 Income
049/021 Investments
049/022 Taxes
1975
049/023 General expenses
049/024 Income
049/025 Investments
049/026 Taxes
1976
049/027 General expenses
049/028 Income
049/029 Investments
049/030 Taxes
1977
049/031 General expenses
049/032 Income
049/033 Investments
049/034 Taxes
1978
049/035 General expenses
049/036 Income
049/037 Investments
049/038 Taxes
049/039 Travel
1979
050/001 General expenses
050/002 Income
050/003 Investments
050/004 Taxes
1980
050/005 General expenses
050/006 Income
050/007 Investments
050/008 Medical
050/009 Taxes
050/010 Travel
1981
050/011 General expenses
050/012 Income
050/013 Investments
050/014 Medical
050/015 Taxes
050/016 Travel
1982
050/017 General expenses
050/018 Income
050/019 Investments
050/020 Medical
050/021 Taxes
1983
050/022 General expenses
050/023 Income
050/024 Investments
050/025 Medical
050/026 Taxes
1984
050/027 Check registers
051/001 Donations
051/002 Entertaining
051/003 General expenses
051/004 Home expenses
051/005 Income
051/006 Insurance
051/007 Investments
051/008 Medical
051/009 Taxes
051/010 Transportation
051/011 Travel
051/012 Utilities
1985
052/001 Check registers
052/002 Donations
052/003 Entertaining
052/004 General expenses
052/005 Home expenses
052/006 Income
052/007 Insurance
052/008 Investments
052/009 Medical
052/010 Taxes
052/011 Transportation
052/012 Travel
052/013 Utilities
1986
053/001 Check registers
053/002 Donations
053/003 Entertaining
053/004 General expenses
053/005 Home expenses
053/006 Income
053/007 Insurance
053/008 Investments
053/009 Medical
053/010 Taxes
053/011 Transportation
053/012 Travel
054/001 Utilities
1987
054/002 Check registers
054/003 Donations
054/004 Entertaining
054/005 General expenses
054/006 Home expenses
054/007 Income
054/008 Insurance
054/009 Investments
054/010 Medical
054/011 Taxes
054/012 Transportation
055/001 Travel
055/002 Utilities
1988
055/003 Check registers
055/004 Donations
055/005 Entertaining
055/006 General expenses
055/007 Income
055/008 Investments
055/009 Medical
055/010 Taxes
1989
055/011 Check registers
056/001 Check register, 1989-1992
056/002 Donations
056/003 Entertaining
056/004 General expenses
056/005 Home expenses
056/006 Income
056/007 Insurance
056/008 Investments
056/009 Medical
056/010 Taxes
056/011 Transportation
056/012 Travel
056/013 Utilities
1990
056/014 Check registers
057/001 Entertaining
057/002 General expenses
057/003 Home expenses
057/004 Income
057/005 Insurance
057/006 Investments
057/007 Medical
057/008 Taxes
057/009 Transportation
057/010 Travel
057/011 Utilities
1991
057/012 Check registers
058/001 Entertaining
058/002 General expenses
058/003 Home expenses
058/004 Income
058/005 Insurance
058/006 Investments
058/007 Medical
058/008 Taxes
058/009 Transportation
058/010 Travel
058/011 Utilities
1992
058/012 Check registers
058/013 Check register, 1992-1995
059/001 Donations
059/002 Entertaining
059/003 General expenses
059/004 Home expenses
059/005 Income
059/006 Insurance
059/007 Investments
059/008 Medical
059/009 Taxes
059/010 Transportation
059/011 Travel
059/012 Utilities
1993
059/013 Check registers
060/001 Donations
060/002 Entertaining
060/003 General expenses
060/004 Home expenses
060/005 Income
060/006 Insurance
060/007 Investments
060/008 Medical
060/009 Taxes
060/010 Transportation
060/011 Travel
060/012 Utilities
1994
060/013 Check registers
061/001 Donations
061/002 Entertaining
061/003 General expenses
061/004 Home expenses
061/005 Income
061/006 Insurance
061/007 Investments
061/008 Medical
061/009 Taxes
061/010 Transportation
061/011 Travel
061/012 Utilities
1995
061/013 Check registers
062/001 Donations
062/002 Entertaining
062/003 Estate planning
062/004 General expenses
062/005 Home expenses
062/006 Income
062/007 Insurance
062/008 Investments
062/009 Medical
062/010 Taxes
062/011 Transportation
062/012 Travel
062/013 Utilities
1996
063/001 Check registers
063/002 Donations
063/003 Entertaining
063/004 General expenses
063/005 Home expenses
063/006 Income
063/007 Insurance
063/008 Investments
063/009 Medical
063/010 Taxes
063/011 Transportation
063/012 Travel
064/001 Utilities
1997
064/002 Check registers
064/003 General expenses
064/004 Home expenses
064/005 Income
064/006 Insurance
064/007 Investments
064/008 Medical
064/009 Taxes
064/010 Transportation
064/011 Travel
064/012 Utilities
1998
064/013 Check registers
065/001 Entertaining
065/002 General expenses
065/003 Home expenses
065/004 Income
065/005 Insurance
065/006 Investments
065/007 Medical
065/008 Taxes
065/009 Transportation
065/010 Travel
065/011 Utilities
1999
065/012 Check registers
065/013 Home expenses
065/014 Investments
065/015 Medical
065/016 Transportation

Series 4: Personal – 1914-2000

Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
Address Books and Addresses
065/017 Address book, circa 1938
065/018 Address book, circa 1940
065/019 Address book, circa 1944-1955
066/001 Address book, circa 1945
066/002 Address book, circa 1947
066/003 Address book, 1959-1962
066/004 Address book, 1962-1967
066/005 Address book, 1968-1969
066/006 Address book, 1970-1976
066/007 Address book, circa 1975
066/008 Address book, 1977-1980
066/009-010 Address books, 1988-1992, undated
067/001 Addresses, 1941-1993, undated
067/002 Biographical, 1974, undated
067/003 Art and studio inventories, 1973-circa 2000
067/004 Awards, 1958-1996 [4]
067/005 Bettina Steinke: Life & Career (as compiled by Ned Jacob), 1977-1996, undated
067/006 Bulletin board contents, 1978-1992, undated [2]
067/007 Clippings of interest, 1975-1996, undated
067/008 Cooper Union, 1930-1986
067/009 Guest book, 1967-1968
067/010 Marriage license, 1946
067/011 Memberships, 1995-1998
067/012 Memorabilia, circa 1958, undated
067/013 Pilot flight record, 1946
067/014 Wallet and contents, 1950, undated [8]
Don Blair
068/001 Aruba, 1944-1954, undated
068/002 Aruba, Aruba Chronicle newsletter, 1979-1994
068/003 Aviation, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), undated
068/004 Aviation, Aruba pilot’s license, 1946
068/005-006 Aviation, Flight attache contents, 1971-1996, undated
068/007 Aviation, New Mexico Pilots Association, 1995
068/008 Aviation, United Flying Octogenarians, 1990-1998
068/009 Aviation, U.S.S. Enterprise visit, circa 1988 [23]
069/001 Blair business and identification cards, 1890-1999, undated
069/002 Business cards, undated
069/003 Family, undated
069/004 Genealogy, 1941-1987, undated
069/005 Memorabilia, 1914-1959, undated
069/006 Navigation certificates, 1938
069/007 Obituary, 2000
069/008 Resume, circa 1947
116/010 Taos walking tour maps, 1965
Calendars
069/009 1938-1939
069/010 1943
069/011 1973
069/012 1976
070/001 1977
070/002 1978
070/003-004 1979
070/005-006 1980
071/001 1981
071/002 1982
071/003 1983
071/004 1984
071/005 1985
071/006 1986
072/001 1989
072/002 1991
Travel
072/003 Documents, 1941-1978
072/004 Aruba/Curacao, 1946
072/005 Aruba/Curacao, 1957
072/006 Canada (Hudson’s Bay Co. trip), 1953 [2]
116/011 Canada (Hudson’s Bay Co. trip), Maps, 1940-1952
072/007 Central America (United Fruit Co. trip), 1948
072/008 Colombia, 1947
072/009 Eastern United States, 1959
072/010 Eastern United States, 1982
073/001 England/Scotland, 1975
073/002 England, 1978
073/003 Europe, 1978 [2]
073/004 Germany/Austria/Switzerland, 1981
073/005 Honduras/Mexico/Belize, 1974
073/006 Iceland/Greenland, 1987
073/007 Ireland, 1980
073/008 Ireland, 1984 [1]
073/009 Ireland, 1990
073/010 Montana (Crow Fair), 1976
Writing
073/011 Journal, circa 1936-1944 [Photocopied]
073/012 Journal, 1947 (Colombia)
073/013 Journal, 1948 (Central America/United Fruit)
073/014 Journal, 1951
073/015 Journal, 1952 (Eisenhower meeting)
074/001 Journal, 1957 (Aruba/Taos)
074/002 Journal, 1960-1961, 1968 (Louisiana/New York)
074/003 Journal, 1964 (Hawaii)
074/004 Journal, 1970
074/005 Journal, 1971
074/006 Journal, 1973-1974
074/007 Journal, 1975
074/008 Journal, 1978 (Europe)
075/001 Journal, 1980 (Ireland)
075/002 Journal, 1982 (Eastern United States)
075/003 Journal, 1984, 1987 (Spain/Iceland)
075/004 Journal, 1985 (Scottsdale Artists’ School)
075/005 Journal, 1985-1986 (New York/England)
075/006 Journal, 1988 (Montana)
075/007 Journal, 1989
075/008 Journal, 1989, 1997 [Photocopied]
075/009 Journal, 1993 (Maine) [Photocopied]
075/010 Journal, circa 1995 [Photocopied]
075/011 Manuscripts, “Adventures of Joseito,” 1947
075/012 Manuscripts, “Charcoal Magic,” 1948
075/013 Manuscripts, “Fox & Wolf Hunt,” undated
075/014 Manuscripts, “Pipeline Right-of-Way,” 1953
075/015 Manuscripts, “We Sailed on the Catatumbo,” 1947
075/016 Manuscripts, “We Visit Soloma,” circa 1948
075/017 Notebooks, undated
075/018 Notes, 1996, undated
075/019 Notes, Painting and art, undated
075/020 Radio scripts, “The Vagabonds” (Bogotá/Magdalena River), circa 1947
075/021 Recipe books, 1944, undated
075/022 Story ideas, circa 1947-1954

Series 5: Photographs – 1889-1999

Box/Folder# Folder Title/Description
Artwork
076/001 Don Blair, 1952, undated [42]
076/002 Genre, undated [138]
076/003 Genre, Apache, undated [17]
076/004 Genre, Central America/West Indies, undated [4]
076/005 Genre, Commercial illustration, undated [32]
110/001 Genre, Commercial illustration, undated [1]
076/006 Genre, Crow Indians, undated [23]
076/007 Genre, Eskimos, undated [210]
076/008 Genre, Guatemala, undated [49]
110/002 Genre, Guatemala, undated [2]
076/009 Genre, Indians, undated [30]
076/010 Genre, Mexico, undated [28]
076/011 Genre, National Academy of Western Art artwork, 1975-1988, undated [27]
076/012 Genre, National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) mural, 1937 [11]
077/001 Genre, Navajo, undated [88]
077/002 Genre, New Mexico Governor’s Gallery artwork, 1981 [114]
077/003 Genre, New Mexico Indians, undated [23]
116/012 Genre, New Mexico Indians, undated [5]
077/004 Genre, Northwest Indians, undated [12]
077/005 Genre, Nudes, undated [50]
110/003 Genre, Nudes, undated [8]
077/006 Genre, Oklahoma Indians, undated [8]
077/007 Genre, Puye Fiesta, undated [10]
077/008 Genre, Retrospective show artwork, 1995 [185]
077/009 Genre, San Juan Indians, undated [34]
077/010 Genre, Santa Clara Indians, undated [70]
077/011 Genre, Sioux Indians, undated [51]
077/012 Genre, Southwest Art magazine article artwork, 1995 [40]
077/013 Genre, Taos Indians, undated [196]
110/004 Genre, Taos Indians, undated [6]
077/014 Genre, Ute Indians, undated [34]
077/015 Genre, West Indies, undated [4]
078/001 Portraits, A, 1965-1971, undated [14]
078/002 Portraits, Robert Adams family, 1956 [10]
078/003 Portraits, ASCAP, undated [3]
078/004 Portraits, B, 1946-1964, undated [43]
110/006 Portraits, B, undated [2]
078/005 Portraits, Richard Bass family, 1966, undated [12]
078/006 Portraits, Amanda Blake, 1970 [6]
078/007 Portraits, McLean & Erin Bowman, undated [12]
078/008 Portraits, C, 1946-1984, undated [30]
078/009 Portraits, James Cagney, undated [9]
078/010 Portraits, Minnie Coleman, undated [12]
078/011 Portraits, Thomas & Dottie Coleman, undated [12]
078/012 Portraits, Harold Colton, 1965 [12]
078/013 Portraits, D, 1952-1971, undated [29]
110/007 Portraits, D, 1937-1950, undated [4]
078/014 Portraits, E, 1957-1966 [2]
110/008 Portraits, E, 1952, undated [4]
078/015 Portraits, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952 [23]
078/016 Portraits, Charles E. Exley, undated [13]
078/017 Portraits, F, 1956, undated [14]
078/018 Portraits, Deanna Freeman, undated [21]
078/019 Portraits, G, 1957-1976, undated [59]
079/001 Portraits, H, 1944-1992, undated [90]
110/009 Portraits, H, undated [1]
079/002 Portraits, Jackie Hughes, undated [37]
079/003 Portraits, Larry & Ann Humphreys, undated [11]
079/004 Portraits, I, undated [6]
079/005 Portraits, J, undated [6]
079/006 Portraits, Lady Bird Johnson, circa 1957 [19]
079/007 Portraits, John Justin, undated [6]
079/008 Portraits, K, 1940, undated [56]
110/010 Portraits, K, undated [1]
079/009 Portraits, Kansas Power & Light Co. executives, undated [12]
079/010 Portraits, Gil & Jeane Kinoshita, 1990-1992 [18]
079/011 Portraits, John & Bonnie Korbell, 1983 [19]
079/012 Portraits, Ray Kravis family, 1987, undated [15]
079/013 Portraits, L, 1970-1987, undated [52]
079/014 Portraits, M, 1937-1957, undated [49]
110/011 Portraits, M, undated [3]
079/015 Portraits, John McCoy, 1983 [15]
080/001 Portraits, Joel & Frances Dee McCrea, 1970-1971 [13]
080/002 Portraits, N, 1954-1969, undated [41]
110/012 Portraits, N, undated [1]
080/003 Portraits, O, 1984, undated [17]
110/013 Portraits, O, undated [1]
080/004 Portraits, P-Q, 1946-1984, undated [63]
110/014 Portraits, P, undated [2]
080/005 Portraits, Chope & Virginia Phillips, undated [8]
080/006 Portraits, Julie Phillips, 1967-1984, undated [44]
080/007 Portraits, Lee Phillips family, 1967 [23]
080/008 Portraits, Pratt & Whitney Co. executives, undated [4]
080/009 Portraits, R, 1972, undated [24]
080/010 Portraits, Will Rogers, 1950, undated [20]
080/011 Portraits, S, 1955-1986, undated [70]
110/015 Portraits, S, undated [1]
080/012 Portraits, Paul & Dodie Seymour, 1969 [11]
080/013 Portraits, Norma Smith, 1990 [10]
080/014 Portraits, Barbara Stanwyck, 1974 [8]
080/015 Portraits, Percival Stern, 1960 [7]
080/016 Portraits, T, 1946-1954, undated [20]
080/017 Portraits, Arturo Toscanini, 1938 [12]
081/001 Portraits, U.S.O./military personnel, circa 1943-1945 [67]
081/002 Portraits, V, undated [4]
081/003 Portraits, W, 1956-1993, undated [108]
110/016 Portraits, W, 1956 [1]
081/004 Portraits, Ike Wyant, 1986 [28]
081/005 Portraits, Y, undated [3]
110/017 Portraits, Y, undated [1]
081/006 Portraits, Paul Yakovlev, undated [6]
081/007 Portraits, Pastel sketches, undated [86]
081/008 Portraits, Unidentified, 1937-1990, undated [54]
110/018 Portraits, Unidentified, 1941, undated [6]
082/001 Reference, Apaches, 1961-1963 [64]
082/002 Reference, Arizona clouds, circa 1960 [7]
082/003 Reference, Aruba, 1941-1947 [69]
082/004 Reference, Aruba/Curacao/Venezuela, 1956-1957 [181]
082/005 Reference, Auctioneer, 1980 [8]
082/006 Reference, Amanda Blake, circa 1970 [100]
082/007 Reference, British Columbia, 1978 [173]
082/008 Reference, C S Ranch, undated [56]
082/009 Reference, Cabo San Lucas, circa 1975 [62]
082/010 Reference, Central America, 1948 [119]
082/011 Reference, Colombia, 1947 [201]
082/012 Reference, Costa Rica/Guatemala, 1948 [79]
082/013 Reference, Cowboys, circa 1965-1980 [50]
082/014 Reference, Crow Fair, 1976-1980 [388]
082/015 Reference, Crow Indians, circa 1967 [66]
082/016 Reference, Curacao, circa 1946 [10]
083/001-003 Reference, Eskimos, 1953 [71]
110/019 Reference, Eskimos, 1953 [10]
111/001-002 Reference, Eskimos, 1953 [24]
083/004 Reference, Europeans, undated [9]
083/005 Reference, “For trial,” circa 1960s [3]
083/006-007 Reference, Genre, 1965-1981, undated [19]
111/003 Reference, Genre, undated [14]
112/001 Reference, Genre, undated [10]
083/008 Reference, Guatemala, circa 1975 [36]
083/009 Reference, Hawaii, circa 1960s [140]
083/010 Reference, Heads, circa 1960s [22]
084/001 Reference, Horse and carriage, circa 1975 [3]
084/002 Reference, Indian dress competition, 1975 [75]
084/003 Reference, Indian market, 1975 [40]
084/004 Reference, Indians (Kiowa/Apache/Santo Domingo), 1961 [24]
084/005-006 Reference, Ireland, 1980 [350]
084/007 Reference, Ireland, 1984 [10]
084/008 Reference, Mrs. Jones & daughter (Indian portraits), circa 1960 [15]
084/009 Reference, Kids, Band concert on the Plaza, 1993 [92]
084/010 Reference, Kids, Lemonade sellers, 1985 [37]
084/011 Reference, Kids, On the Plaza
084/012 Reference, Kids, Pre-schoolers on a rope, 1980-circa 1993 [164]
084/013 Reference, Kids, Taos school bus in the snow, 1960 [11]
084/014 Reference, Phil Lyne and the Blairs, 1973 [3]
084/015 Reference, Masterworks of art, circa 1979 [52]
084/016 Reference, Mexico, circa 1972 [80]
084/017 Reference, Mexico/Central America, circa 1978-1980 [105]
085/001-004 Reference, Native Americans, undated [63]
086/001-003 Reference, Native Americans, undated [44]
112/002-003 Reference, Native Americans, undated [27]
113/001-003 Reference, Native Americans, undated [42]
086/004 Reference, Navajo proofs, 1955 [344]
086/005 Reference, Caroline Norton, circa 1985 [96]
086/006 Reference, Nudes, circa 1980, undated [295]
087/001 Reference, Virginia Phillips (Quick sketch material), undated [24]
087/002 Reference, Phillips Ranch, 1972 [35]
087/003 Reference, Phillips Ranch, 1981 [52]
087/004 Reference, Phillips Ranch, 1982 [31]
087/005 Reference, Phillips Ranch (Young cowboy), 1984 [25]
087/006 Reference, Pueblo, circa 1955-1962 [22]
087/007 Reference, Puye Indians, 1967-1974 [304]
087/008 Reference, Rural New Mexico/Taos/Hispanic girl/Lydia Garcia/Juan Gallegos, circa 1950s [342]
087/009 Reference, San Ildefonso dance, undated [2]
087/010 Reference, San Juan Pueblo dance, 1980-1982 [195]
087/011 Reference, Santa Clara Pueblo, 1975-1977 [49]
087/012 Reference, Santa Fe Fiesta, circa 1955 [150]
087/013 Reference, Santa Fe Plaza, 1979 [48]
087/014 Reference, Santa Fe/Taos festivals, 1969-1974 [114]
087/015 Reference, Richard Schmid, 1968 [68]
087/016 Reference, Sioux Sun Dance, 1971 [67]
088/001 Reference, Soldier (American Legion magazine cover), undated [16]
088/002 Reference, T. Peppie (Dog), circa 1958 [2]
088/003 Reference, Taos, Mrs. Blackhorse/Mary Schlausser, undated [12]
088/004 Reference, Taos, Indians, undated [204]
088/005 Reference, Taos, Indians/Child in green shirt/Marcus girls, circa 1960s [114]
088/006 Reference, Taos, Ben Marcus, undated [197]
088/007 Reference, Taos, Plaza/Girl watching, 1969 [16]
088/008 Reference, Taos, Sheepherder, circa 1955 [1]
088/009 Reference, Taos, Yaple/Greenwood/Ingersol/Mare & colt, circa 1955 [8]
088/010 Reference, Tesuque, circa 1960s [7]
088/011 Reference, “To be printed,” circa 1950s-circa 1960s [19]
088/012 Reference, “To be worked,” circa 1950s-circa 1970s [25]
088/013 Reference, Unidentified Indians, undated [9]
088/014 Reference, Ute country, 1950 [28]
088/015 Reference, Ute heads, 1950 [310]
088/016 Reference, Wiro, Spanish girl, 1963 [48]
088/017 Reference, Unidentified, undated [24]
Don Blair
089/001 Commercial assignments, Artwork, circa 1959, undated [69]
089/002 Commercial assignments, Carter Oil Co., circa 1950 [13]
089/003 Commercial assignments, Coon hunt/Coon hound trials, 1951 [65]
089/004 Commercial assignments, Eagle’s Nest, circa 1955 [4]
089/005 Commercial assignments, Flying Farmers, 1951 [14]
089/006 Commercial assignments, Fox hunt (Missouri), 1947 [57]
089/007 Commercial assignments, Hudson’s Bay Co., Eastern Arctic contact sheets (Roll 1-40), 1953 [circa 936]
089/008 Commercial assignments, Hudson’s Bay Co., Eastern Arctic contact sheets (Roll 41-76), 1953 [circa 960]
089/009 Commercial assignments, Hudson’s Bay Co., Eastern Arctic contact sheets (Roll A0, 1953 [108]
090/001 Commercial assignments, Hudson’s Bay Co., Eastern Arctic proof book, 1953 [circa 946]
090/002 Commercial assignments, Hudson’s Bay Co., Western Arctic contact sheets (Roll 1-40), 1954 [circa 960]
090/003 Commercial assignments, Hudson’s Bay Co., Western Arctic contact sheets (Roll 41-60, A-C), 1954 [circa 571]
090/004-005 Commercial assignments, Hudson’s Bay Co., Western Arctic proof book [2], 1954 [circa 1512]
091/001 Commercial assignments, Hudson’s Bay Co., Winnipeg operations, circa 1953-1954 [132]
091/002 Commercial assignments, La Doxia Luz, undated [3]
091/003 Commercial assignments, Los Angeles Times newspaper (Blue Lake), 1968 [12]
091/004 Commercial assignments, Oil show (Reeser, Skelly), 1953 [6]
091/005 Commercial assignments, Price Tower, Bartlesville, Okla., 1956 [30]
091/006 Commercial assignments, Rattlesnake hunt, Okeene, Okla., circa 1955 [27]
091/007 Commercial assignments, Rillito Park Race Track, Tucson, Ariz., circa 1960 [33]
091/008 Commercial assignments, H. L. Scott cable tool rig, 1950 [11]
091/009 Commercial assignments, Service Pipeline, circa 1950-circa 1955 [86]
091/010 Commercial assignments, Sports Illustrated magazine, 1955 [18]
091/011 Commercial assignments, Standard Oil of New Jersey, circa 1955 [223]
091/012 Commercial assignments, Standard Oil of New Jersey, The Lamp magazine, Interstate pipeline, circa 1952 [26]
091/013 Commercial assignments, Standard Oil of New Jersey, The Lamp magazine, Texas lease auction, circa 1953 [47]
091/014 Commercial assignments, Taos church renovation, undated [88]
091/015 Commercial assignments, Taos Inn, undated [3]
091/016 Commercial assignments, Taos mailman article, 1954 [236]
091/017 Commercial assignments, United Fruit Co., 1948 [464]
092/001 Commercial assignments, Unidentified, undated [241]
114/001 Commercial assignments, Unidentified, undated [2]
092/002 Personal, Aerial photographs, circa 1960 [6]
092/003 Personal, Aerial photographs, Blair’s Taos home, circa 1960 [2]
092/004 Personal, Aerial photographs, New Mexico landscapes, circa 1980 [6]
092/005 Personal, Aerial photographs, Taos, circa 1960 [3]
092/006 Personal, Argentine saddle, undated [12]
092/007 Personal, Dorothy Brett [Copy negatives], 1959 [10]
092/008 Personal, Kit Carson grave, 1959 [2]
092/009 Personal, Kit Carson museum [Copy negatives], 1960 [4]
092/010 Personal, Claremore Mound, circa 1958 [1]
092/011 Personal, Claremore, Okla., 1949 [7]
092/012 Personal, Flag raising, undated [3]
092/013 Personal, Flowers/Hot air balloons, undated [21]
092/014 Personal, Nathan Bedford Forrest [Copy negatives], circa 1955 [2]
092/015 Personal, Indian powwows, Tulsa, Okla., 1953-1954 [38]
092/016 Personal, Frieda Lawrence funeral, 1956 [15]
092/017 Personal, Matilda statue, undated [1]
092/018 Personal, Mullendore, circa 1960 [8]
092/019 Personal, New Mexico, 1961, undated [11]
092/020 Personal, Old buildings [Copy negatives], 1953 [3]
092/021 Personal, Oologah, Okla., undated [15]
092/022 Personal, Pipestone, Minn., circa 1965 [11]
092/023 Personal, Polo, circa 1930-1956 [7]
092/024 Personal, Presentation of flag, undated [1]
092/025 Personal, Ranch, circa 1964, undated [16]
092/026 Personal, Ira Reed [Copy negatives], circa 1960 [8]
092/027 Personal, Religious procession, undated [10]
092/028 Personal, Rio Grande Gorge, 1960 [8]
092/029 Personal, Rodeo, circa 1955 [10]
092/030 Personal, Will Rogers Ranch, circa 1950 [8]
092/031 Personal, “Some quaint New Mexico churches,” 1965 [18]
092/032 Personal, Talala, Okla., circa 1955 [2]
092/033 Personal, Talpa, N.M., 1956 [8]
092/034 Personal, Taos, 1958 [3]
092/035 Personal, Taos Ski Valley, circa 1960 [10]
092/036 Personal, Unidentified, undated [46]
092/037 Portraits, Georg Cobure, circa 1958 [9]
092/038 Portraits, H. J. Crawford, circa 1958 [2]
092/039 Portraits, Mrs. Roger Devlin, circa 1956 [10]
092/040 Portraits, Ferguson, 1954 [7]
092/041 Portraits, Carl Hall, 1953 [6]
092/042 Portraits, Art & Curt Hammils, 1950 [2]
092/043 Portraits, Holliday, circa 1958 [24]
092/044 Portraits, R. G. Hollis, 1958 [1]
092/045 Portraits, Gisella Loeffler, circa 1955 [4]
092/046 Portraits, Judy Naranjo, circa 1960 [10]
092/047 Portraits, Jay O’Meilia family, 1953 [1]
092/048 Portraits, Chope & Waite Phillips, undated [7]
114/002 Portraits, Portfolio, undated [11]
092/049 Portraits, Press Box restaurant personnel, circa 1955 [81]
092/050 Portraits, Wadley children, circa 1955 [6]
092/051 Portraits, Clifford P. Wilson, 1953 [14]
092/052 Portraits, Woodley children, circa 1955 [14]
092/053 Portraits, John Yaple, undated [2]
092/054 Portraits, Unidentified, undated [5]
114/003 Portraits, Unidentified, undated [1]
093/001 Slide shows, Artist studio presentation (NAWA), Acheff/Atwill/Goodacre/ Houser/ Hulings/Hurley/Hyde, 1985-1986 [223]
093/002 Slide shows, Artist studio presentation (NAWA), Kramer/Lovell/Niblett/Parrish, 1986 [138]
093/003 Slide shows, Artist studio presentation (NAWA), Rippel/Sisson/Steinke/Wolfe, 1985-1986 [119]
093/004 Slide shows, Indian dances, 1979-1980 [119]
093/005 Slide shows, Travel, Aruba, circa 1957 [133]
093/006 Slide shows, Travel, Aruba/Venezuela/Natchez/New Orleans/Jamaica, circa 1950-1977 [139]
093/007 Slide shows, Travel, Bahamas (Exuma), 1977-1978 [103]
094/001 Slide shows, Travel, Canada, Eskimo heads/Churchill, Manitoba, 1953-1954 [51]
094/002 Slide shows, Travel, Canada, Eskimos, 1954 [160]
094/003 Slide shows, Travel, Canada, Tuk, NWT, 1954 [80]
094/004 Slide shows, Travel, Caribbean/New Mexico, 1979-1980 [80]
094/005 Slide shows, Travel, Cuba/Jamaica/Curacao, circa 1940s-circa 1950s [71]
094/006 Slide shows, Travel, England, 1978 [153]
094/007 Slide shows, Travel, England/Ireland/Scotland, 1978 [127]
094/008 Slide shows, Travel, England/Mexico/Curacao, circa 1955-1978 [118]
094/009 Slide shows, Travel, Hawaii, 1964 [126]
095/001 Slide shows, Travel, Holland, 1978 [79]
095/002 Slide shows, Travel, Ireland, 1980 [140]
095/003 Slide shows, Travel, Maine/Arizona/New Mexico/Navajo Reservation, circa 1955-1979 [140]
095/004 Slide shows, Travel, Mexico/New England, 1963-1978 [138]
095/005 Slide shows, Travel, Mexico (Patzcuaro, Yucatan), 1964-1972 [140]
095/006 Slide shows, Travel, Montana (Crow Fair), 1967-1976 [79]
095/007 Slide shows, Travel, New England, 1965 [32]
095/008 Slide shows, Travel, New Mexico missions, 1958-1963 [80]
095/009 Slide shows, Travel, South Dakota (Pine Ridge Sun Dance), 1967-1971 [79]
095/010 Slide shows, Travel, Spain (Museo Sorolla), 1978 [45]
095/011 Slide shows, Travel, Taos, circa 1955-1963 [141]
095/012 Slide shows, Travel, Taos, 1958-1960 [140]
Personal
096/001 Artists, Artist friends, 1973-1995, undated [12]
096/006 Artists, Artists working, 1983 [73]
096/003 Artists, “Mother Blair” and her boys, 1963 [7]
096/004 Artists, Acee Blue Eagle, circa 1950 [1]
096/005 Artists, Ozni Brown, 1952-1960, undated [30]
096/006 Artists, Cabritto roast, 1992 [49]
096/007 Artists, Albert Dorne, undated [2]
096/008 Artists, Leon Gaspard, undated [10]
096/009 Artists, Glenna Goodacre party, 1984 [5]
114/004 Artists, Clark Hulings, circa 1988 [6]
096/010 Artists, Hulings party/Arizona Maine Chance Spa/Russell party, 1975-1976 [147]
096/011 Artists, Peter Hurd, 1969 [19]
096/012 Artists, Ned Jacob, circa 1963-circa 1970 [23]
096/013 Artists, Ned Jacob & “Chief,” 1977 [42]
096/014 Artists, Ray Kinstler studio tour, 1994 [12]
096/015 Artists, Robert Lougheed, circa 1960 [1]
096/016 Artists, Frederic Mizen, 1956 [4]
096/017 Artists, Doel Reed, 1982, undated [12]
096/018 Artists, Norman Rockwell/Richard Schmid/Ned Jacob, circa 1968 [70]
096/019 Artists, Richard Schmid, 1963-1968 [5]
096/020 Artists, Richard Schmid (?) working in the field, undated [7]
096/021 Artists, Donald Teague party, 1979 [29]
096/022 Bettina & Don, 1946-1999, undated [216]
096/023 Bettina & Don, Bettina, 1913-1977 [77]
097/001 Bettina & Don, Bettina, 1981-1999, undated [127]
097/002 Bettina & Don, Birthdays, Bettina, 1977-1993 [70]
097/003 Bettina & Don, Birthdays, Don, 1977-1995 [102]
097/004 Bettina & Don, Don, 1907-1977 [73]
097/005 Bettina & Don, Don, 1994-1999, undated [88]
114/005 Bettina & Don, Don, undated [2]
097/006 Bettina & Don, Holidays, Christmas, 1951-1974, undated [146]
097/007 Bettina & Don, Holidays, Christmas, 1975-circa 1996, undated [164]
097/008 Bettina & Don, Holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, 1957-1963 [40]
097/009 Bettina & Don, Holidays, Thanksgiving, 1984 [28]
097/010 Bettina & Don, House and studio, 1954-1979 [195]
098/001 Bettina & Don, House and studio, 1990-1999, undated [279]
098/002 Family, Blair family, 1889-circa 1990 [97]
098/003 Family, Ed & Barbara Rowse, 1966-1996, undated [156]
098/004 Family, Steinke family, circa 1910-1984, undated [85]
098/005 Family, William “Jolly Bill” Steinke, 1943-circa 1952, undated [48]
098/006 Friends, 1944-1997 [136]
099/001 Friends, undated [144]
099/002 Friends, Felix Adler, undated [11]
099/003 Friends, Malcolm Alexander, circa 1980-1995 [50]
099/004 Friends, Ardmore, Okla. Event/Santa Fe, 1983 [22]
099/005 Friends, Bell ringing, 1982 [35]
099/006 Friends, Blair party on patio, 1978 [24]
099/007 Friends, Cider pressing/Kids on Canyon Road, 1988 [35]
099/008 Friends, Cider pressing, 1996 [38]
099/009 Friends, Governor & Mrs. Clements, circa 1980 [12]
099/010 Friends, Clifton, Tex., 1992-1993 [12]
099/011 Friends, Colemans, circa 1985-1996 [11]
099/012 Friends, John Connally party, 1982 [39]
099/013 Friends, Lloyd Davis, circa 1960 [6]
099/014 Friends, Sam Day, undated [12]
099/015 Friends, Dobos party, 1987 [29]
099/016 Friends, Dorothy & Carl trip, circa 1950s [36]
099/017 Friends, John Ehrlichman party, 1982 [32]
099/018 Friends, Fleischaker party, 1982 [2]
099/019 Friends, Thomas Floyd, 1973 [24]
099/020 Friends, Gerstenberg, undated [6]
099/021 Friends, Griffeys, circa 1958 [11]
099/022 Friends, Groendyke ranch, 1974-1980 [48]
099/023 Friends, Harris picnic (Santa Clara Canyon), 1979 [23]
099/024 Friends, Harris-Haynes picnic/Watson visit/Dorothy D. visit, 1981-1983 [10]
099/025 Friends, Harris wedding/Bowman visit/Ben Stahl, 1983 [32]
099/026 Friends, Harth/Bowman, 1976 [13]
099/027 Friends, Hearn homecoming, 1964 [12]
099/028 Friends, Kelly Hearn (Taos Ski Valley), 1960 [9]
099/029 Friends, Hogans/Bell ringing, circa 1974 [10]
099/030 Friends, Hollis/Simon/Rucker, 1958-1964, undated [10]
099/031 Friends, Horgan/Camping, 1954 [15]
099/032 Friends, Hornbys, 1957 [1]
099/033 Friends, Hughes ranch, 1971-1981 [82]
099/034 Friends, Jeanne, Jerry & Bettina, 1982 [7]
099/035 Friends, Gil Kinoshita, 1994 [2]
099/036 Friends, Knox, 1980 [5]
099/037 Friends, John & Bonnie Korbell, 1982 [3]
099/038 Friends, La Golindrinas/Krakel visit, circa 1980 [44]
099/039 Friends, Inez Lengvari, undated [2]
100/001 Friends, Dolores Levin party/Carlsons, 1977 [38]
100/002 Friends, E. A. Marsh, undated [1]
100/003 Friends, John & Gina Maxson, 1961-1988, undated [23]
100/004 Friends, Maxson/Dobos party, 1964 [12]
100/005 Friends, Terry Morrison’s nephew, circa 1986 [4]
100/006 Friends, Nethercutt visit, 1964, undated [8]
100/007 Friends, Party, undated [10]
100/008 Friends, Pendaries-Griffey picnic, circa 1964 [13]
100/009 Friends, Louis Perry party for David Payne, circa 1955 [6]
100/010 Friends, Charles Peters, 1953 [4]
100/011 Friends, Chope & Virginia Phillips/Phillips ranch, 1981-1995 [429]
100/012 Friends, T. Boone Pickens ranch, 1984-1987 [121]
100/013 Friends, Picnic, undated [21]
100/014 Friends, Picnic (P. M. & Thelma at Jemez), undated [24]
100/015 Friends, Otto Pitcher party, 1957 [1]
100/016 Friends, Kay Podd, 1973 [3]
100/017 Friends, Ginger Rogers, 1982 [9]
100/018 Friends, Ruckers (Tulsa), circa 1950 -circa 1980 [5]
100/019 Friends, Russell/Podrebarae & Sharer, 1975 [15]
100/020 Friends, Fitz Ryan, 1954
100/021 Friends, Sherwoods, 1992-1996 [3]
100/022 Friends, Sims politico tea at Thorn house, Taos, 1956 [8]
100/023 Friends, David & Linda Smith, 1992 [2]
100/024 Friends, Jan Smith, 1955 [9]
100/025 Friends, Studio tour, 1981 [7]
100/026 Friends, Tony Tarlton, 1958 [1]
100/027 Friends, Uhrs, undated [8]
100/028 Friends, Joe Whitehurst/Bartholmaes/Don with plane, 1987 [19]
100/029 Friends, Grant Wilkins group, 1981 [6]
100/030 Friends, P. M. Wilson, 1958 [1]
100/031 Photo albums, Don Blair, 1928-circa 1940, undated [294]
101/001-002 Photo albums, Don Blair, 1941-circa 1945, undated [287]
114/006 Photo albums, Don Blair, circa 1947 [1]
101/003-005 Photo albums, Bettina Steinke, 1941-1947, undated [380]
101/006 Photo albums, Loose with photo albums, undated [108]
Publicity
102/001-006 At work, 1937-1998, undated [1412]
103/001 Don Blair, undated [149]
103/002 Blair Galleries, 1949-1975, undated [311]
103/003 Brochures and posters, undated [8]
114/007 Brochures and posters, undated [1]
103/004-005 Candids, 1938-1984 [64]
103/006-007 Events, 1944-1974 [673]
104/001-002 Events, 1975-1996, undated [725]
104/003-006 Portraits, 1937-1996, undated [225]
114/008 Portraits, 1947 [1]
Travel
105/001 Passport photos, 1945-1974 [60]
105/002-004 Alaska, 1980 [296]
105/005 Arizona, Navajo Reservation, circa 1955 [51]
105/006 Arizona, Tombstone, circa 1950s [22]
105/007-008 Arkansas, 1947-1981 [66]
105/009-012 Aruba, 1939-1981 [188]
105/013-014 Aruba/Colombia/Central America photo album, 1946-1948 [213]
105/015 Aruba/Curacao, 1946 [10]
105/016-019 Austria, 1983 [244]
106/001 Bahamas, 1977 [1]
106/002-006 Bahamas, Eleuthera, 1981-1986 [315]
106/007 California, Monterey, 1976 [18]
106/008-009 California, Palm Springs, 1976-1978 [33]
106/010 California, Pebble Beach, 1970 [34]
106/011 Canada, 1954 [3]
106/012 Canada, British Columbia, 1978 [63]
106/013-014 Colombia, 1945-1947 [120]
114/009 Colombia, 1947 [1]
106/015-016 Colorado, circa 1955-1981 [54]
106/017 Colorado, Central City, circa 1955 [17]
106/018 Colorado, Glenwood Springs, circa 1965 [14]
106/019 Colorado, Silverton train trip, 1975 [140]
106/020-021 Curacao, circa 1947-1956 [70]
106/022 Eastern United States, 1947 [27]
106/023-027 England/Scotland, 1986 [256]
107/001 England/Scotland, 1986 [64]
107/002-003 England/Scotland/Wales/Ireland, 1978 [134]
107/004 Florida, Key West, circa 1971 [22]
107/005 Florida, Sarasota, 1987 [8]
107/006-008 France, 1983 [218]
107/009 Guatemala, 1948 [22]
107/010 Hawaii, 1987 [78]
107/011-012 Hungary, 1983 [184]
107/013-018 Iceland/Greenland, 1987 [402]
107/019-023 Ireland, 1980 [592]
108-001-010 Ireland, 1980-1990 [991]
108/011 Kentucky, 1982 [44]
108/012 Louisiana, 1961 [6]
108/013-018 Maine, circa 1960-1989 [294]
109/001 Massachusetts, 1965 [25]
109/002 Mexico, Yucatan, 1972 [56]
109/003 Mexico/Belize, 1974 [93]
109/004 Montana, 1988 [18]
109/005 Montana, Helena, 1984 [36]
109/006 New England, 1975 [18]
109/007 New Mexico, 1947 [107]
109/008 New York, New Rochelle, 1947 [10]
109/009 Oklahoma, 1947 [4]
109/010-011 Spain, 1983 [99]
109/012-016 Switzerland, 1981 [416]
109/017 Texas, Hawthorn boat, circa 1965 [12]
109/018-019 Texas, Salado, 1981 [128]
109/020 Vermont, Woodstock, 1972 [24]
109/021 Virgin Islands, St. Croix, 1980 [117]
109/022 Washington, circa 1988 [24]
109/023 Wyoming, 1957 [7]
109/024 Unidentified, 1947-1981, undated [133]
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