Size: 0.4 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of art critic and art museum curator Carolyn Kinder Carr measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1967 to 1980. The scattered papers relate to Carr's career as an art critic for the Akron Beacon Journal in the late 1960s to the 1970s. Found are four dismantled scrapbooks containing clippings of Carr's column, letters in response to her critiques, and travel expense records.
Ohio and Washington, D.C. art museum curator and art critic Carolyn Kinder Carr spent her early career in Akron, Ohio as an art critic for the Akron Beacon Journal and as curator of the Akron Art Institute. She wrote extensively on the art scene in Northeast Ohio, including Akron, Kent, and Cleveland before moving to Washington, D.C. to become curator at the National Portrait Gallery. In 2008, she was named Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
Carolyn Carr donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 2004.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.