Scope and Contents
The Helen Gerardia papers measure 2.4 linear feet and date from circa 1945-1988. Biographical materials include Gerardia's resume, samples of her signature, miscellaneous correspondence to and from Gerardia with museums, galleries, and business colleagues, and biographical information for the publication Who's Who in American Art. Printed material consists of exhibition announcements and catalogs, news clippings, and various newsletters. Scrapbooks include various clippings, exhibition announcements, fliers, photographs, and other printed materials. Photographic material consists of photographs of Gerardia, the Yaddo Fellowship, and of Gerardia's artwork.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials on reel 2812 were lent for microfilming by Gerardia in 1961. Scrapbooks on reels 59, 60 and 80 were lent by Gerardia for microfilming in 1971 and nine were donated in 1981 along with another scrapbook (1971-1973). The remainder of the scrapbooks and papers were donated in 1989 by Gerardia's estate.
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 59-60, 80, and 2812) including scrapbooks, a five-page resume, and samples of Gerardia's signature. Loaned materials were returned to the donor and later donated.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
This collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared, by Allessandra Liberati in 2023.