The collection is arranged as 8 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1927-2002 (Box 1; 11 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1949-1995 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet) Series 3: Writings, circa 1935-circa 1983 (Box 1; 8 folders) Series 4: Travel Diaries, 1954-1973 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Material, 1942-2002 (Boxes 1-2; 0.4 linear feet) Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1929-1980 (Boxes 2, 4; 0.5 linear feet) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1929-1963 (Box 3; 5 folders) Series 8: Photographs, circa 1932-1980 (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., research center.
The papers of New York-based painter, teacher and art director Anna Walinska measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1927 to 2002, with the bulk of material from 1935 to 1980. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, travel diaries, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs.
Anna Walinska papers, 1927-2002, bulk 1935-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2018 and is available on the Archives of American Art website. Materials which have not been digitized include blank pages, blank versos of photographs, and duplicates. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages digitized.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by Rosina Rubin.
The Archives of American Art also has the Guild Art Gallery records, which consists of material related to the gallery that was co-founded by Anna Walinska.
Anna Walinska (1906-1997) was a New York artist, teacher and gallery director who traveled widely and is most well known for her paintings related to the subject of the Holocaust.
The collection is in English, Hebrew, French, Czech, and Spanish.
The papers were donated by Anna Walinska in two installations in 1976 and 1981. Rosina Rubin, Anna Walinska's niece, made a third donation of material in 2017.
This site provides access to the papers of Anna Walinska in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2018, and total 2,432 images.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001