Helen Gerardia papers, 1951-1973

Gerardia, Helen, b. 1903 d. 1988
Painter, Printmaker
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 3.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)

Collection Summary: Scrapbooks, printed material, correspondence, photographs and biographical material.

REELS 59, 60 & 80: Scrapbooks, 1951-1971. 10 v. containing exhibition announcements, clippings, correspondence and photographs of Gerardia and her work.

REEL 2812: A 5 page resume listing exhibitions and collections of Gerardia's work; a Christmas card; and 13 examples of Gerardia's signature on paper and canvas.

UNMICROFILMED: Biographical data, 1956; correspondence, undated & 1962-1963; writings, 1954 & 1964; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings, and other printed material, 1953-1971; 4 scrapbooks, 1971-1988; and 304 photographs of artworks and of Gerardia, undated.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y.

Items on reel 2812 donated 1961 by Gerardia. Scrapbooks on reels 59, 60 and 80 lent by Gerardia for microfilming, 1971; she subsequently donated 9 of them in 1981, along with an additional scrapbook (1971-1973). The remainder was donated, 1989, by Gerardia's estate.

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