The collection is arranged as 9 series: Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1942-1983 (Boxes 1, 6; 7 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1930-1984 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet) Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1916-1980 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet) Series 4: Diaries, circa 1955-1968 (Box 2-3; 5 folders) Series 5: Personal Business Records, circa 1914-1982 (Box 3; 0.4 linear feet) Series 6: Printed Materials, circa 1922-1981 (Boxes 3-4 and OV 9; 1.1 linear feet) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1918-1980 (Boxes 4-6 and OV 7-8, 10; 1.5 linear feet) Series 8: Sketchbooks, circa 1918-1973 (Box 5; 5 folders) Series 9: Photographs, circa 1914-1981 (Boxes 5-6; 0.6 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of painter, printmaker, and sculptor Peter Krasnow (1886-1979) and his wife, writer Rose Krasnow (1885-1984), measures 6.9 linear feet and date from 1914 to 1984. Papers include biographical materials, a sound recording, correspondence, essays, poetry, short stories, notes, transcripts of lectures and radio talks, five diaries of Peter Krasnow, personal business records, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, magazines, five sketchbooks, sketches and drawings in multiple media, prints, and photographs.
Peter and Rose Krasnow papers, 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels 1712-1713, 1756, 1818, and 3967 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Peter Krasnow (1886-1979) was a painter, sculptor, and printmaker who lived and worked primarily in Southern California. His wife, Rose Krasnow (1885-1984), was a prolific writer of poems, short stories, and plays.
The Peter and Rose Krasnow papers were donated in several increments between 1976 and 1998 by Peter Krasnow, the Estate of Peter Krasnow, and the Peter and Rose Krasnow Foundation.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001