Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.taylrobe
Creators:
Taylor, Robert, 1925-2009
Dates:
l952-1990
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Ca. 600 letters, 1961-1990, from artists, authors, poets, editors, curators, publishers, critics and others, primarily in response to Taylor's reviews, columns, and books, and some supplying information for his columns. Among the correspondents are Darby Barnard, Claire Leighton, Will Davenport, Fritz Eichenberg, Clement Greenberg, Jack Levine, Patrick McGilligan, Henry Schwartz, Beverly Swan, William Styron, John Updike, and Tom Wolfe. A 1983 letter from Davenport encloses a mss. of a paper he wrote in 1956, "Search for the Most American of American Painters." Also included are 5 scrapbooks, 1952-1957, containing clippings of Taylor's reviews and columns, and letters of appreciation; and loose reviews and articles by Taylor written for various Boston area arts magazines.
Scope and Contents
Enclosed in the correspondence are a few photographs, including two of Taylor, 3 of Carl Nelson, one of G.D. Hackett and Andre Kertisz, and one of Fred Allen and Herman Wouk.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art, literary, and music critic; author; educator; lecturer, Boston, Mass. Wrote for the Boston Herald, 1952-1967, Boston Globe, 1968-1989. Columns for New Boston Review, later appearing in Atlantic Monthly, were written under pseudonym Count Bibesco.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1984 and 1990 by Robert Taylor.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Boston herald Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boston globe Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saranac Lake (N.Y.) -- History Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art critics -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum curators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art critics -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allen, Fred, 1894-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McGilligan, Patrick Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bannard, Walter Darby, 1934- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davenport, Will Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schwartz, Henry, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Styron, William, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swan, Barbara, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Updike, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wolfe, Tom Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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