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Helen Appleton Read papers, [ca. 1920]-1974

Creator:
Read, Helen Appleton, 1897-1974
Subject:
Henri, Robert
Kent, Rockwell
Speicher, Eugene Edward
Portraits (Gallery: New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Ca. 1000 items (on 4 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
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.
Summary:
Correspondence, biographical data, writings, lectures, articles, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs.
REEL N736: Five volumes of the Sunday art pages of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1922-1935.
REELS 3094-3096: Biographical data; correspondence with Samuel Reyburn, President of Lord and Taylor, concerning an exhibition of modern French decorative art; letters from Eugene Speicher and others and one from Rockwell Kent, 1946, discussing his relationship with Robert Henri; a transcript from the New York School Art League broadcast "Meet the Artist" in which Read discusses portrait painting; notes, lectures and articles; 4 scrapbooks containing biographical data, letters, exhibition invitations and catalogs from Portraits, Inc. and other galleries, clippings, her articles for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Smith College memorabilia and photographs; photographs of portraits, Read, her friends and family; and lecture announcements.
Citation:
Helen Appleton Read papers, [ca. 1920]-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels N736 and 3094-3096 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel N736: Originals in Smith College Archives.
Biography Note:
Art critic for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and gallery director of Portraits, Inc., Portrait Center of America, New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reels 3094-3096 donated by Helen Read Trent, Read's daughter, 1975. Scrapbooks on reel N736 lent for microfilming by Helen Appleton Read, 1967. Read subsequently donated them to Smith College.
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art and state
Art criticism
Art critics
Art historians
Gallery directors
Photographs
Portrait painting, American
Scrapbooks
Women art critics
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9184
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211379
AAA_collcode_readhele
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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