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Biographical material; personal and business correspondence, including correspondence with Francis V. O'Connor regarding her involvement with the WPA Federal Art Project; address books; draft of an unfinished autobiography and other published and unpublished writings; a transcript of an interview with Susan C. Larsen, dealing with American Abstract Artists; subject, teaching and exhibition files; photographs of Browne and her artwork; printed material on Browne and art in general; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and a manuscript of her 34-page article "Abstract Art and the W.P.A. in New York," commissioned by O'Connor, submitted to him in June 1969 and published in his THE NEW DEAL ART PROJECTS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MEMOIRS.
Also included are 2 untranscribed cassette tapes of a monologue of Browne concerning her husband Byron Browne and Sam Kootz.
Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne papers, 1927-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 2013-2016 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Painter, art critic, and educator; New York, N.Y. Married painter Byron Browne.
Donated 1978-1979 by Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne and her son, Stephen B. Browne.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001