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Eleanor Munro papers, circa 1880-2011, bulk 1950-2011

Munro, Eleanor, 1928-


Collection Information

Size: 36.7 Linear feet; 0.001 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of writer and art critic Eleanor Munro measure 36.7 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1880-2011, bulk 1950-2011. The collection documents Munro's life, career, and research on women artists, through biographical and family material, correspondence, writing projects, diaries, dream journals and notebooks, subject and research files, printed and digital material, and photographic material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eleanor Munro (1928- ) is a writer and art critic working in New York City and Truro, Massachusetts. She is best known for her groundbreaking work Originals: American Women Artists (1979), one of the first books to argue for the importance of women artists who were generally ignored by the art world. Munro was active in feminist art circles in New York.


Donated by Eleanor Munro's son, David T. M. Frankfurter, in 2015.

Language Note

The collection is in English.