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Starr, Nina Howell, 1903-2000  Search this
Ghent, Henri  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Savage, Naomi  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo  Search this
Kernan, Margo  Search this
Connor, Linda  Search this
Brandt, Helene  Search this
Szarwarski, John  Search this
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Sherwood, Maggie  Search this
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Daitz, Evelyne Z.  Search this
Coke, Van Deren  Search this
Cohen, Stephenie  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Kruger, Louise  Search this
Putnam, Wallace  Search this
Rose, Ruth Starr  Search this
Strand, Paul  Search this
Evans, Minnie  Search this
DiSpirito, Henry  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
International Women's Art Festival  Search this
Sharon Arts Center  Search this
Professional Women's Photographers, Inc.  Search this
Photographic Historical Society of New York  Search this
Southern Regional Council  Search this
Museum of American Folk Art  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
21.2 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 6 series. Series 1: Biographical material, 1954-circa 1990 (8 folders; Box 1) Series 2: Writings, Speeches and Projects, 1933-1995 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2) Series 3: Subject Files, circa 1939-1996 (8.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-10) Series 4: Minnie Evans, 1962-1996 (3.7 linear feet; Boxes 10-13, 23, OV 24) Series 5: Printed Material, 1936-1995 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 13-16, 23) Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1939-1993 (5.4 linear feet; Boxes 16-23, OV 24)
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 photographer and art historian Nina Howell Starr measure 21.2 linear feet and date from circa 1933 to 1996. The papers contain research files about various art historical topics, museums and galleries, photography, and artists. There are extensive files documenting Starr's relationship as researcher, dealer, and friend of folk painter Minnie Evans. Additionally, the papers include biographical materials, writings, speeches, project files, printed material collected or authored by Starr, and hundreds of artistic and documentary photographs and negatives created by Starr depicting her travels, Minnie Evans' paintings, roadside folk art, and other topics.
Nina Howell Starr papers, circa 1933-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Some of the sound recordings in this collection have been digitized for research access and are available in the Archives of American Art offices.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian's Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Biography Note:
Nina Howell Starr (1903-2000) was a photographer, art dealer, and art historian who worked primarily in New York City. Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1903 as Cornelia Margaret Howell, Starr attended Wellesley College and graduated from Barnard in 1926. Also in 1926, she married Nathan Comfort Starr, an English professor, and, over the years the couple lived in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, and New York City.
Language Note:
Collection is in English
The Nina Howell Starr papers were donated by Nina Howell Starr in 1996.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Folk art  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
African American art  Search this
Folk art -- Photographs  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Photography  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
African American
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art