Baruj Salinas papers, 1971-1996

A Finding Aid to the Baruj Salinas Papers, 1971-1996, in the Archives of American Art, by Rosa M. Fern�ndez

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Biographical Information

Born in Havana, painter Baruj Salinas' (b. 1938) career began in the field of architecture. He graduated from the University of Ohio with an architectural degree and left Cuba permanently in 1959. Salinas settled in Miami and later moved to Barcelona where he studied alongside artists Joan Mir� and Antoni T�pies.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The Baruj Salinas papers measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1971-1996. The collection primarily consists of letters from friends and artists. Also found are diary entries, scattered financial and business papers, printed material, and photographs. Of special interest in the last series are photographs taken of a visit to the home and art studio of Spanish artist Joan Mir�.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as six series.

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following index terms:

  • Alejandro, Ramon
  • Algaze, Mario Arturo, 1947-
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands). Stedelijk Museum.
  • Armand, Octavio, 1946-
  • Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 -- Photographs
  • Carulla, Ram�n, 1938-
  • Cubiles, Miguel
  • Cubiles, Miguel -- Photographs
  • Cuevas, Jos� Luis, 1934- -- Photographs
  • Estopi��n, Roberto, 1921-
  • Ferrer, Joaquin
  • Fonts, Marilyn
  • Fonts, Marilyn -- Photographs
  • Franqui, Camilo
  • Franqui, Carlos, 1921-
  • Franqui, Carlos, 1921- -- Photographs
  • Godoy, Gustavo G.
  • Gutierrez, Osvaldo -- Photographs
  • Kohler, Elizabeth
  • Kohler, Peter
  • Linder, Gisele
  • Lozano Castro, Alfredo
  • Lozano Castro, Alfredo -- Photographs
  • Macia, Carlos A., 1951-1994
  • McBride, Robert H.
  • Mir�, Joan, 1893- -- Photographs
  • Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
  • Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)
  • River�n, Enrique
  • Rodr�guez, B�lgica, 1941-
  • Roel, Guillermo
  • Salinas, Isaac
  • Salinas, Rosa
  • Samelson, Henry
  • Serur, David
  • Soriano, Rafael, 1920-
  • Tamayo, Rufino, 1899- -- Photographs
  • Toonkel, Gail
  • Valente, Jos� Angel
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  • Vidal, Juan -- Photographs
  • Ward, Bettie
  • Cuban American art
  • Hispanic American artists
  • Painters--Cuba--Havana
  • Painters--Florida--Miami
  • Photographs


Baruj Salinas donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1997.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was processed in 1997 by Rosa M. Fern�ndez and the finding aid completed in 2001. This collection, along with numerous other Latino collections, was acquired through the 1996 "Latino Art Documentation Project" in South Florida with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Latino Initiatives.

How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Baruj Salinas 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.

How to Cite this Collection

Baruj Salinas papers, 1971-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Diary Entries, 1982
(box 1; 1 folder)

Diary entries record five days of a vacation trip to Amsterdam taken to visit art museums including the Stedelijk Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijkmuseum, and others.

Box Folder
1 1 Loose daily entries, 1982

Series 2: Letters Received, 1979-1996, undated
(box 1; 21 folders)

Letters are addressed to Baruj Salinas and concern such topics as upcoming exhibitions, exhibition reviews, and other art related subjects in addition to personal matters. Correspondents are Ram�n Alejandro, Mario Algaze, Octavio Armand, Ram�n Carulla, Miguel Cubiles, Roberto Estopi�an, Joaquin Ferrer, Marilyn Fonts, Camilo Franqui, Carlos Franqui, Gustavo G. Godoy, Elisabeth and Peter Kohler, Gis�le Linder, Alfredo Lozano, Carlos Mac�a, Robert H. McBride, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Enrique River�n, Belgica Rodr�guez, Guillermo Roel, Henry Samelson, David Serur, Jorge L. Sicre, Rafael Soriano, Gail Toonkel, Jo�lle Tremblant, Jos� Augel Valiente, Bettie Ward, members of the Salinas family and others. This series also contains greeting cards and postcards.

Box Folder
1 2 A File, 1979-1996, n.d
1 3 B File, 1979-1994
1 4 C File, 1980-1996, n.d
1 5 D File, 1982, 1991-1993
1 6 E File, 1980-1982, undated
1 7 F File, 1980-1981, 1992-1993, undated
1 8 G File, 1982-1983, 1991-1993
1 9 H File, 1991-1992
1 10 I File, 1980-1982, undated
1 11 J File, 1996, undated
1 12 K File, 1981-1982
1 13 L File, 1980, 1990-1996
1 14 M File, 1980-1996, undated
1 15 N File, 1992-1993
1 16 P-Q File, 1980, 1993, undated
1 17 R File, 1979-1993, undated
1 18 S File, 1979-1992, undated
1 19 T File, 1982-1993, undated
1 20 V-Z File, 1980-1992, undated
1 21 Letters from family members, 1979-1993, undated
1 22 Greeting cards and postcards, 1980-1996, undated

Series 3: Financial Papers, 1993-1994
(box 1; 1 folder)

Financial papers include hotel receipts, copies of cancelled checks and other financial material. Printed Material, 1981-1992, consists of newspaper and magazine clippings and two published articles about Judaism by Julio Algazi Maya.

Box Folder
1 23 Bank deposits and receipts, 1993-1994

Series 4: Printed Material, 1976-1992, undated
(box 1; 2 folders)

Box Folder
1 24 Exhibition invitations, 1976-1992
1 25 Magazine and newspaper clippings, 1992, undated

Series 5: Photographs, 1971-1992, undated
(box 1; 3 folders)

Found are color and black and white photographs of art work and of Salinas with artists Alexander Calder, Miguel Cubiles, Rufino Tamayo, Joan Mir�, Osvaldo Gutierrez, Alfredo Lozano, Juan Vidal, Jos� Luis Cuevas, and others. Also found are black and white photographs of paintings by Salinas.

Box Folder
1 26-28 Photographs, 1971-1992, undated

Series 6: Miscellany, 1992
(box 1; 1 folder)

Box Folder
1 29 Handwritten poem, "An Island," 1992