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Emily A. Francis papers, 1930-1964

Francis, Emily A., 1879-1966

Gallery director


Collection Information

Size: 5.8 Linear feet, (on 5 microfilm reels)

Summary: Organizational records of Francis's gallery, Contemporary Arts, and related gallery, Collectors of American Art. Includes correspondence with artists, museums, galleries, members, and others, including Isabel Bishop, Roger Holt, Pietro Lazzari, Charles Logasa, and Grace Mayer; annual reports; minutes of meetings; financial records; an address book; membership lists; typescripts of lectures and radio talks given by Francis; scrapbooks containing exhibition catalogs, clippings, photographs, and letters; copies of THE BULLETIN (1938-1948--incomplete run); leases and legal documents; and miscellaneous printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery director; New York, N.Y.


Donated 1965 by Emily A. Francis.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D224-D226 & D232-D233 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Emily A. Francis papers, 1930-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.