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Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, 1918-1971

Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971

Author, Gallery director, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 10.2 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of New York City and Paris art historian, educator, and gallerist Colette Roberts measure 10.2 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1971. Papers include correspondence, writings, teaching records, project proposals, gallery records from Grand Central Moderns Gallery, clippings, Roberts' printed articles, press releases, exhibition catalogs, posters, photographs, and a few works of art on paper. Also found are 124 interviews with contemporary artists conducted by Roberts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Colette Roberts (1910-1971) was an art critic and former director of the Grand Central Moderns Gallery, New York, N.Y.


The sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with artists, were donated by Colette Roberts in 1970. The remaining papers were donated by her son, Richard B. Roberts, in 1973.

Related Materials

Additional papers and recordings of Colette Roberts are held by Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center.

Language Note

Some of the interviews are in French.

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