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Helen Gerardia papers, 1951-1973

Gerardia, Helen, 1903-1988

Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 3.2 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)

Summary: Scrapbooks, printed material, correspondence, photographs and biographical material.
REELS 59, 60 & 80: Scrapbooks, 1951-1971. 10 v. containing exhibition announcements, clippings, correspondence and photographs of Gerardia and her work.
REEL 2812: A 5 page resume listing exhibitions and collections of Gerardia's work; a Christmas card; and 13 examples of Gerardia's signature on paper and canvas.
UNMICROFILMED: Biographical data, 1956; correspondence, undated & 1962-1963; writings, 1954 & 1964; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings, and other printed material, 1953-1971; 4 scrapbooks, 1971-1988; and 304 photographs of artworks and of Gerardia, undated.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y.


Items on reel 2812 donated 1961 by Gerardia. Scrapbooks on reels 59, 60 and 80 lent by Gerardia for microfilming, 1971; she subsequently donated 9 of them in 1981, along with an additional scrapbook (1971-1973). The remainder was donated, 1989, by Gerardia's estate.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 60 (fr. 1-38, scrapbook 1952): Original returned to the lender, Helen Gerardia, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 59-60, 80 and 2812 available for use 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

Helen Gerardia papers, 1951-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.