Emily Genauer papers, [circa 1920s-1990s]

Genauer, Emily, b. 1910 d. 2002
Art critic, Author
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 10.1 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of art critic Emily Genauer measure 10.1 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to 1990. Found within the papers are correspondence with artists, gallery owners, and friends; extensive writings; research and reference files; personal business records; and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Emily Genauer (1911-2002) was a modern art critic and columinst working in New York City from 1932 until well into the 1980s. Emily Genauer was an art reviewer and columnist from 1932 until well into the 1980s, with regular writing posts on the New York World, the New York World-Telegram, the New York Herald Tribune, Newsday, and the New York Post. She also worked for Harper's and in television. She won a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1975.

Papers on reel NG1 were lent for microfilming 1959 by Emily Genauer. Unmicrofilmed papers were donated in 2000 and 2003 by her daughter, Constance Roche.

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Related Materials

Also found in the Archives are 300 letters lent for microfilming on reels NG1 that were not included in later donations. Loaned material is available in Archives' offices and for interlibrary loan but it is not described in the container list of this finding aid.