Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956

Roberts, Mary Fanton, b. 1871 d. 1956
Editor, Writer
Active in New York, N.Y.

The papers of Mary Fanton Roberts in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007 from 6 reels of microfilm. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 5,099 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


Collection size: 3.8 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The collection is comprised mainly of correspondence with family members, artists, dancers, actors, writers, musicians, and visual and performing arts organizations. Also found are scattered biographical materials, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note: Mary Fanton Roberts (1864-1956) was a writer, editor, and critic from New York City. Wrote for Herald Tribune, Journal, the Sun, editor for the Craftsman, 1906-1916, the Touchstone, 1917-1921, Arts & Decoration, ca. 1922-1934. Wrote occasionally under the name Giles Edgerton.

Donated by Phoebe DuBois and Violet Organ in 1957.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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