This collection is arranged as 6 series. Series 1: Correspondence and Letters, 1938-1991 (Box 1, 12, 0.8 linear feet) Series 2: Writings, circa 1930s-1990s (Box 1-3, 2.5 linear feet) Series 3: Research and Reference Files, circa 1920s-1990s (Box 4-6, 2.6 linear feet) Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1933-1992 (Box 6-7, 0.8 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Materials, circa 1920s-1990s (Box 7-9, 12, 1.6 linear feet) Series 6: Photographs, circa 1930s-1970s (Box 9-11, 12, 1.8 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of art critic Emily Genauer measure 11.4 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to 1990. Found within the papers are correspondence with artists, gallery owners, and friends; extensive writings; research and reference files; personal business records; and photographs. Notable correspondents include David Aronson, Mrs. Max Beckman, Isabel Bishop, Dorothy Carnegie, Marc Chagall, Salvatore Dali, Stuart Davis, Martha Graham, Harry F. Guggenheim, Irene Rice Pereira, Clyfford Still, Rufino Tamayo, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among many others.
Emily Genauer papers, circa 1920-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Material lent for microfilming is available on 35mm microfilm reel NG1 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care Pool Fund.
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel NG1) including 300 letters, photographs, and printed material. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Emily Genauer (1911-2002) was a modern art critic and columinst working in New York City from 1932 until well into the 1980s. In 1974, she won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished art criticism.
The collection is in English
Emily Genauer lent letters on reel NG1 for microfilming 1959. Constance Roche, daughter of Emily Genauer, donated additional papers in 2000 and 2003.
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