A Finding Aid to the Helen L. Kohen Papers,
1978-1996
, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kohehele
Creators:
Kohen, Helen L.
Dates:
1978-1996
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Repository:
The papers of Miami art critic Helen Kohen date from 1978 through 1996 and contain letters, postcards, exhibition announcements and invitations, and seventy-four untranscribed interviews of artists, dealers, and collectors in the Miami area.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
The papers of art historian and critic Helen L. Kohen measure one linear foot and date from 1976 through 1996. They consist primarily of letters, postcards, exhibition announcements and invitations from artists in the Miami area. Also found are eighty-two mini cassette tapes of seventy-four interviews Kohen conducted with art dealers, collectors, contemporary artists, and others in the Miami area as research and background for her newspaper column and other articles

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into five series:
  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1954, 1984-1993, undated (Box 1, 10 folders)
  • Series 2: Printed Material, 1979-1996, undated (Box 1, 3 folders)
  • Series 3: Photographs, 1969, 1974, 1980-1994 (Box 1, 1 folder)
  • Series 4: Miscellany, 1983-1992, undated (Box 1 , 1 folder)
  • Series 5: Taped Interviews, 1986-1996, undated (Box 1, 1 folder and 82 micro-cassettes)

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Art historian and critic Helen L. Kohen has authored numerous articles on contemporary art focusing on the formation of the art culture in Miami since the early 1980s. Helen L. Kohen is art critic emeritus for the The Miami Herald newspaper in Miami, Florida.

Administration
Processing Information
Processing of the collection was completed by Rosa M. Fernández in 1997. The finding aid was written in 2001. This collection, along with numerous other Latino collections, was acquired through the Archives of American Art's 1996 "Latino Art Documentation Project" in South Florida with funding from the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Latino Initiatives.
Author
Rosa M. Fernández
Provenance
Helen L. Kohen donated her papers to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in 1997.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Helen L. Kohen papers 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.
Preferred Citation
Helen L. Kohen papers, 1978-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Accruals
Accruals
Helen L. Kohen intends to deposit additional letters from artists in the future.

Keywords
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