A Finding Aid to the Minna Wright Citron Papers, 1930-1980, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.citrminn
Creators:
Citron, Minna Wright, 1896-1991
Dates:
1930-1980
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.3 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of painter, printmaker and muralist Minna Wright Citron measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1980. Found are scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings for articles and lectures, printed material, photographs, and artwork.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter, printmaker and muralist Minna Wright Citron measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1980. Found are scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings for articles and lectures, printed material, photographs, and artwork.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and printmaker Minna Wright Citron (1896-1991) was active in New York City, New York. She worked with the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project as a teacher and completed multiple murals for Tennessee post offices.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Minna Wright Citron began her study of art at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences in 1924. She juggled the work of raising two small sons, a husband, and her art career and had her first solo exhibition in 1930 at New School for Social Research. In 1934, she divorced her husband Henry Citron and moved her children, Casper and Thomas, from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
Citron spent her early career as a painter, muralist, and educator. After World War II, she began to experiment with printmaking techniques and produced woodblock prints, etchings, and lithographs. She exhibited her works around the world, notably in Zagreb, Croatia (formerly Yugoslavia).
Minna Wright Citron died in 1991.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reels 97 and 268 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, an a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2020.
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Processing of this collection received Federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Minna Wright Citron donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments from 1968 to 1981.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Minna Wright Citron papers, 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Syracuse University also holds the Minna Citron papers, 1932-2014.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women painters Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Educators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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