The Centre for Dalinian Studies also holds the letters, drafts of letters, postcards, telegrams, notes, envelopes and sundry documents that Salvador and Gala Dalí received over the course of their lives and that are a part of the artist legacy.
First, the CED team reads them and then proceeds with their cataloguing , digitization and storage . The information provided by these documents , both content andform , is fed into a database. This way,the information can be retrieved using various types of researches.
Cataloguing helps us enlarge and deepen our knowledge of the artist's production and Gala and Dalí as individuals. as well as discover new fields of research. Through the correspondence, for example, we obtain new information on certain works that Dali were commissioned to do: paintings, portraits, advertisement and various designs, among others. Futhermore, thanks' to the exhange of letters ,we can also follow the execution of projects such as exhibitions, journeys, publications, talks, discussions, etc.
Increasingly over time, the documents forming part of this collection are becoming a valuable loan as documentary support for the works presented in Dali exhibitions , whether it is large-scale retrospectives or monographic exhibitions. Finally, at an internal level, the correspondence provides us with important information which is most useful when it comes to completing research projects such as the catalogue raisonné of paintings or studies about Salvador Dalí's sculptures and graphic works.