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Dorothy Dehner papers, 1920-1987, bulk 1951-1987

Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994

Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 4.5 linear feet

Summary: Papers include extensive correspondence, business and financial papers, writings, interviews, printed material, photographs, student papers, one item of art work, and scattered personal papers and material relating to her first husband sculptor David Smith.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y. Dehner was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She married sculptor David Smith in 1927.


The Dorothy Dehner papers were donated 1967-1987 in increments by Dorothy Dehner. She also lent materials for microfilming between 1967 and 1977, some of which was subsequently donated.

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Location of Originals

  • Reels D298A, 1372 and portions of reels D298 and 1269: Originals returned to Dorothy Dehner after microfilming.