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The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The collection is comprised mainly of correspondence with family members, artists, dancers, actors, writers, musicians, and visual and performing arts organizations. Also found are scattered biographical materials, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.
Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection was digitized in 2017 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
Location of Originals:
4 Ira Glackens letters, 1946-1947, reel D162, fr. 971-982: Originals returned to Ira Glackens after filming.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Mary Fanton Roberts (1864-1956) was a writer, editor, and critic from New York City. Wrote for Herald Tribune, Journal, the Sun, editor for the Craftsman, 1906-1916, the Touchstone, 1917-1921, Arts & Decoration, ca. 1922-1934. Wrote occasionally under the name Giles Edgerton.
Donated by Phoebe DuBois and Violet Organ in 1957.
This site provides access to the papers of Mary Fanton Roberts in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2017, and total 5,407 images.
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