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Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne papers, 1927-1978

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Creator:
Bengelsdorf, Rosalind, 1916-1979
Subject:
Browne, Byron
Kootz, Samuel Melvin
O'Connor, Francis V.
American Abstract Artists
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.6 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)
Sound recording 4 sound cassettes
Access Note / Rights:
Use of requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
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with the WPA Federal Art Project; address books; draft of an unfinished autobiography and other published and unpublished writings; a transcript of an interview with Susan C. Larsen, dealing with American Abstract Artists; subject, teaching and exhibition files; photographs of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.
Citation:
Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne papers, 1927-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 2013-2016 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter, art critic, and educator; New York, N.Y. Married painter Byron Browne.
Provenance:
Donated 1978-1979 by Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne and her son, Stephen B. Browne.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art critics
Exhibition catalogs
Painters
Painting, Abstract
Sound recordings
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208977
AAA_collcode_bengrosa
Theme:
Diaries
Women
WAAND
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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