A Finding Aid to the Helen Boyd Keen Papers, 1936-1986, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.keenhele
Creators:
Keen, Helen Boyd, b. 1899
Dates:
1936-1986
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.5 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of painter Helen Boyd Keen measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1986. Found are scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, subject files on colleagues, printed material, photographs, one scrapbook, sketches, and one sketchbook.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter Helen Boyd Keen measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1986. Found are scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, subject files on colleagues, printed material, photographs, one scrapbook, sketches, and one sketchbook.

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

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Helen Boyd Keen (1899-1992) was a painter active in New York City, New York. She was influenced by Asian art techniques and the landscape of her childhood in the Pacific Northwest.
Helen Boyd Keen attended the Annie Wright School in Tacoma, Washington. She studied art under Mark Tobey for ten years in the Seattle area. In 1945, she moved to New York City where she enrolled at the Art Students League. She exhibited her works in many group shows around the country.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and 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
Helen Boyd Keen donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments between 1975 and 1984.

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
Helen Boyd Keen papers, 1936-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tobey, Mark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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