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Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1939-1975

Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984

Painter, Sculptor, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 2.3 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of art historian and painter Ethel Schwabacher date from 1939 to 1975 and measure 2.3 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, including motion picture films, correspondence, research and writing files including sound recordings, printed material, and photographs. The papers document Schwabacher's research and writings on her former teacher Arshile Gorky and her colleague John Ford, and her own painting career.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ethel Schwabacher (1903-1984) was a painter and art historian from New York, New York.


Ethel Schwabacher lent her papers for microfilming in 1966 and subsequently donated all but a few items in 1974-1975. Additional material was donated in 1984 by Syracuse University, which had received it from Schwabacher.

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Language Note

English .


Processing of this collection received federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program