The collection is arranged into 4 series. Letter files pertaining to specific individuals and organizations are arranged alphabetically; miscellaneous letters, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs are arranged chronologically. Series 1: Letter Files, 1927-1998 (Boxes 1-2; 1.5 linear feet) Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1956-1982 (Box 2; 18 folders) Series 3: Printed Material, 1949-1992 (Box 2; 22 folders) Series 4: Photographs, 1923-1978 (Box 2; 2 folders)
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The papers of painter, draftsperson, and art consultant Alice Yamin date from 1927-1998, and measure 2.0 linear feet. Found within the papers are letters from artists, writers, galleries, and CIGY-GEIGY Corporation for whom Yamin worked as an art consultant. The collection also contains exhibition files, printed material, and photographs of Yamin, family members, and colleagues.
Alice Yamin papers, 1927-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Alice Bernard was born on April 8, 1905 in Paris, France. She was brought to the United States as a child and spent most of her life in New York City. She married writer Leo Yamin who died on January 20, 1999.
The Alice Yamin papers were donated in 1981 by the artist and in 2002 by Harry Smith, her nephew.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001