A Finding Aid to the Baruj Salinas Papers,
1971-1996, in the Archives of American Art, by Rosa M. Fernández
Table of Contents:
- Biographical Information
- Overview of the Collection
- How to Use the Collection
- Detailed Description and Container Inventory
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 Miró and Antoni Tàpies.
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 Miró.
Arrangement and Series Description
The collection is arranged as six series.
- Series 1: Diary Entries, 1982 (box 1; 1 folder)
- Series 2: Letters Received, 1979-1996, undated (box 1; 21 folders)
- Series 3: Financial Papers, 1993-1994 (box 1; 1 folder)
- Series 4: Printed Material, 1976-1992, undated (box 1; 2 folders)
- Series 5: Photographs, 1971-1992, undated (box 1; 3 folders)
- Series 6: Miscellany, 1992 (box 1; 1 folder)
Subjects and Names
This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms.
- Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 -- Photographs
- Cubiles, Miguel -- Photographs
- Cuevas, José Luis, 1934- -- Photographs
- Fonts, Marilyn -- Photographs
- Franqui, Carlos, 1921- -- Photographs
- Gutierrez, Osvaldo -- Photographs
- Lozano Castro, Alfredo -- Photographs
- Miró, Joan, 1893- -- Photographs
- Tamayo, Rufino, 1899- -- Photographs
- Vidal, Juan -- Photographs
- Stedlijk Museum (Amsterdam, Holland)
- Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)
- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
- Painters -- Florida -- Miami
- Painters -- Cuba -- Havana
- Hispanic American artists
- Cuban American art
- Types of Materials:
- Alejandro, Ramon
- Algaze, Mario Arturo, 1947-
- Armand, Octavio, 1946-
- Carulla, Ramón, 1938-
- Cubiles, Miguel
- Estopiñán, Roberto, 1921-
- Ferrer, Joaquin
- Fonts, Marilyn
- Franqui, Camilo
- Franqui, Carlos, 1921-
- Godoy, Gustavo G.
- Kohler, Elizabeth
- Kohler, Peter
- Linder, Gisele
- Lozano Castro, Alfredo
- Macia, Carlos A., 1951-1994
- McBride, Robert H.
- Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
- Riverón, Enrique
- Roel, Guillermo
- Rodríguez, Bélgica, 1941-
- Samelson, Henry
- Salinas, Rosa
- Salinas, Isaac
- Serur, David
- Soriano, Rafael, 1920-
- Toonkel, Gail
- Valente, José Angel
- Ward, Bettie
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. Fernández 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.
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.
|1 (hol)||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 Ramón Alejandro, Mario Algaze, Octavio Armand, Ramón Carulla, Miguel Cubiles, Roberto Estopiñan, Joaquin Ferrer, Marilyn Fonts, Camilo Franqui, Carlos Franqui, Gustavo G. Godoy, Elisabeth and Peter Kohler, Gisèle Linder, Alfredo Lozano, Carlos Macía, Robert H. McBride, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Enrique Riverón, Belgica Rodríguez, Guillermo Roel, Henry Samelson, David Serur, Jorge L. Sicre, Rafael Soriano, Gail Toonkel, Joëlle Tremblant, José Augel Valiente, Bettie Ward, members of the Salinas family and others. This series also contains greeting cards and postcards.
|1 (hol)||A File, 1979-1996, n.d|
|1 (hol)||B File, 1979-1994|
|1 (hol)||C File, 1980-1996, n.d|
|1 (hol)||D File, 1982, 1991-1993|
|1 (hol)||E File, 1980-1982, undated|
|1 (hol)||F File, 1980-1981, 1992-1993, undated|
|1 (hol)||G File, 1982-1983, 1991-1993|
|1 (hol)||H File, 1991-1992|
|1 (hol)||I File, 1980-1982, undated|
|1 (hol)||J File, 1996, undated|
|1 (hol)||K File, 1981-1982|
|1 (hol)||L File, 1980, 1990-1996|
|1 (hol)||M File, 1980-1996, undated|
|1 (hol)||N File, 1992-1993|
|1 (hol)||P-Q File, 1980, 1993, undated|
|1 (hol)||R File, 1979-1993, undated|
|1 (hol)||S File, 1979-1992, undated|
|1 (hol)||T File, 1982-1993, undated|
|1 (hol)||V-Z File, 1980-1992, undated|
|1 (hol)||Letters from family members, 1979-1993, undated|
|1 (hol)||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.
|1 (hol)||Bank deposits and receipts, 1993-1994|
Series 4: Printed Material, 1976-1992, undated (box 1; 2 folders)
|1 (hol)||Exhibition invitations, 1976-1992|
|1 (hol)||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 Miró, Osvaldo Gutierrez, Alfredo Lozano, Juan Vidal, José Luis Cuevas, and others. Also found are black and white photographs of paintings by Salinas.
|1 (hol)||Photographs, 1971-1992, undated (3 folders)|
Series 6: Miscellany, 1992 (box 1; 1 folder)
|1 (hol)||Handwritten poem, "An Island", 1992|