A Finding Aid to the René Santos Papers, 1970-1987, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.santrene
Creators:
Santos, René, 1954-1986
Dates:
1970-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.9 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of painter, photographer, and art history instructor René Santos measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1987. The papers document Santos's career through biographical records including one sound recording of Santos's memorial service, correspondence to Santos and sympathy letters upon Santos's death, writings and notes by Santos including one diary, printed material, and photographic material including slides of Santos with friends and his artwork.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter, photographer, and art history instructor René Santos measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1987. The papers document Santos's career through biographical records including one sound recording of Santos's memorial service, correspondence to Santos and sympathy letters upon Santos's death, writings and notes by Santos including one diary, printed material, and photographic material including slides of Santos with friends and his artwork.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: René Santos papers, 1970-1987 (Boxes 1-2, OV 3; 0.9 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
René Santos (1954-1986) was a painter, photographer, and educator in New York, New York. Santos was born Carlos René Santos in Puerto Rico. He received a bachelor's degree from Tufts University in 1973 and a master's degree in 1976 from Hunter College where he studied with art critic Rosalind Krauss. His work is in the collections of The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Santos's work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including several held after he died in 1986.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2019.
Author
Sarah Mundy
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The René Santos papers were donated by Brad Baker in 1994 and 1995.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
René Santos papers, 1970-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hispanic American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diaries Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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