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Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978

Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978

Valente, Alfredo, 1899-1973


Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Summary: Photographs of artists; letters; printed material; and a motion picture film.

Biographical/Historical Note

Photographer; New York City.


Material on reel D284 lent for microfilming by Valente, 1966; Mrs. Valente subsequently donated the scrapbook, 1979. Material on reels 2802, and 3480 donated by Mr. & Mrs. Valente, 1966 through 1979. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Harold Rome, 1988. An additional 35 photos of artists were donated by Valente ca. 1966, and microfilmed on reels 439-441 with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection I; search under Valente for more information. Many of the photographs are duplicates.


Funding for the preservation of the motion picture film "Art Discovers America" provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Location of Originals

  • Reel D284 (except scrapbook): Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Alfredo Valente, after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels D284, 2802, and 3480 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Access copies of the motion picture film "Art Discovers America" include a 16 mm projection print as well as digital video copies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Selected Digitized Items