A Finding Aid to the Donald Blinken Papers, 1956-2011, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.blindona
Creators:
Blinken, Donald M., 1925-
Dates:
1956-2011
Languages:
English
Collection is in English
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of art collector and former United States Ambassador Donald Blinken measure .4 linear feet and date from 1956-2011. The collection is comprised of correspondence and printed material regarding several of the artists Blinken collected, including Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, and Esteban Vicente.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of art collector and former United States Ambassador Donald Blinken measure .4 linear feet and date from 1956-2011. The collection is comprised of correspondence and printed material regarding several of the artists Blinken collected, including Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, and Esteban Vicente.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged as two series
  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1956-2011 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Printed Material, 1974-2008 (0.1 linear foot; Box 1)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Donald Blinken (1925- ) is an art collector in New York City and served as United States Ambassador to Hungary from 1994-1997. Throughout his career, Blinken has held leadership roles in investment banking, education, and arts patronage.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2016.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives of American Art by Donald Blinken in 2014.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Donald Blinken papers, 1956-2011 are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Preferred Citation
Donald Blinken papers, 1956-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vicente, Esteban, 1903-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Kooning, Willem, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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