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Belle Krasne Ribicoff papers, 1942-circa 2010, bulk 1945-2004

Krasne, Belle

Editor, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 1.6 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Belle Krasne Ribicoff measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1942-circa 2010, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1945-2004. Papers include biographical materials; correspondence with artists, art historians, writers, museum directors, and others; individual files relating to Belle and Irving Ribicoff's art collection and the Friends of Abe Ribicoff's campaign for the United States Senate; artwork; printed material, e.g., clippings, announcements, exhibition catalogues, brochures; and photographs. The collection documents Ribicoff's career as an arts editor, critic, and her involvement in civic and arts organizations for the State of Connecticut.

Biographical/Historical Note

Belle Krasne Ribicoff (b. 1924) lives in Hartford, Connecticut and has served as an arts editor, critic, and university administrator.


The collection was donated by Belle Krasne Ribicoff to the Archives of American Art in 2008.

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Language Note

Some records are in French and Italian.