Helen Appleton Read papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.readhele
Creators:
Read, Helen Appleton, 1897-1974
Dates:
[ca. 1920]-1974
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, biographical data, writings, lectures, articles, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Scope and Contents
REEL N736: Five volumes of the Sunday art pages of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1922-1935.
Scope and Contents
REELS 3094-3096: Biographical data; correspondence with Samuel Reyburn, President of Lord and Taylor, concerning an exhibition of modern French decorative art; letters from Eugene Speicher and others and one from Rockwell Kent, 1946, discussing his relationship with Robert Henri; a transcript from the New York School Art League broadcast "Meet the Artist" in which Read discusses portrait painting; notes, lectures and articles; 4 scrapbooks containing biographical data, letters, exhibition invitations and catalogs from Portraits, Inc. and other galleries, clippings, her articles for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Smith College memorabilia and photographs; photographs of portraits, Read, her friends and family; and lecture announcements.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art critic for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and gallery director of Portraits, Inc., Portrait Center of America, New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N736 and 3094-3096 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel N736: Originals in Smith College Archives.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 3094-3096 donated by Helen Read Trent, Read's daughter, 1975. Scrapbooks on reel N736 lent for microfilming by Helen Appleton Read, 1967. Read subsequently donated them to Smith College.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.

Related Materials
Materials of Helen Appleton Read, 1922-1972, are also located at Smith College.

Keywords
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Art criticism -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women art critics -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery directors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Speicher, Eugene Edward, 1883-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits (Gallery: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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