Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Kate Helsy Papers, 1915-1976, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.helskate
Creators:
Helsy, Kate
Dates:
1915-1976
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The scattered papers of painter and art teacher Kate Helsy measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1976. Papers include a biographical sketch, correspondence to and from Helsy, photographs, printed material, and a mixed media scrapbook.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The scattered papers of painter and art teacher Kate Helsy measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1976. Papers include a biographical sketch, correspondence to and from Helsy, photographs, printed material, and a mixed media scrapbook.

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

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Kate Helsy (1911-?) was a painter and art teacher active in New York City, New York.
Helsy was born in Hungary and studied at the Jaschick School and exhibited with the New Realist Artists Group. She settled in the United States in 1941 after spending some time in Cuba and exhibited her work at Roko Gallery. In addition to her painting career, Helsy taught children's art classes at the Mount Vernon Y.M.H.A. and the Brooklyn Museum.

Administration
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Kate Helsy donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1976.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2022 with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.

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
Kate Helsy papers, 1915-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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