Emily A. Francis papers, 1930-1964

Francis, Emily A., b. 1879 d. 1966
Gallery director
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 5.8 linear ft. (on 5 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Organizational records of Francis's gallery, Contemporary Arts, and related gallery, Collectors of American Art. Includes correspondence with artists, museums, galleries, members, and others, including Isabel Bishop, Roger Holt, Pietro Lazzari, Charles Logasa, and Grace Mayer; annual reports; minutes of meetings; financial records; an address book; membership lists; typescripts of lectures and radio talks given by Francis; scrapbooks containing exhibition catalogs, clippings, photographs, and letters; copies of THE BULLETIN (1938-1948--incomplete run); leases and legal documents; and miscellaneous printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art gallery director; New York, N.Y.

Donated 1965 by Emily A. Francis.

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