Use of original papers 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.
Scrapbooks, printed material, correspondence, photographs and biographical material.
REELS 59, 60 & 80: Scrapbooks, 1951-1971. 10 v. containing exhibition announcements, clippings, correspondence and photographs of Gerardia and her work.
REEL 2812: A 5 page resume listing exhibitions and collections of Gerardia's work; a Christmas card; and 13 examples of Gerardia's signature on paper and canvas.
UNMICROFILMED: Biographical data, 1956; correspondence, undated & 1962-1963; writings, 1954 & 1964; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings, and other printed material, 1953-1971; 4 scrapbooks, 1971-1988; and 304 photographs of artworks and of Gerardia, undated.
Helen Gerardia papers, 1951-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 59-60, 80 and 2812 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel 60 (fr. 1-38, scrapbook 1952): Original returned to the lender, Helen Gerardia, after microfilming.
Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y.
Items on reel 2812 donated 1961 by Gerardia. Scrapbooks on reels 59, 60 and 80 lent by Gerardia for microfilming, 1971; she subsequently donated 9 of them in 1981, along with an additional scrapbook (1971-1973). The remainder was donated, 1989, by Gerardia's estate.
Lives of American Artists
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