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Helen J. Rennie papers, 1920-1979

Rennie, Helen J., 1906-1989

Painter, Designer


Collection Information

Size: 4.1 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, writings, artwork, financial material, printed material relating to graphic designer Helen Rennie.
Personal correspondence is with Rennie's friends and professional correspondence is with the Franz Bader Gallery and Artists Equity Association. Photographs and slides are of Rennie's artwork, as well exhibition installations at the Capricorn Gallery and the Franz Bader Gallery. Writings include notebooks, notes and journals by Rennie. Artwork includes sketches and sketchookbs.
Financial material includes supply bills and checks. Printed material consists of a scrpabook, reproductions of posters promoting government programs, pamphlets and booklets featuring Rennie's designs (many are for government programs), exhibition announcements, art journals, and newspaper clippings. Miscellany includes an address list and travel documents.

Biographical/Historical Note

Helen Rennie (1906-1989) was a graphic designer in Washington, D.C. Rennie also created design work for the Federal government.


Donated 1978 by Helen J. Rennie and in 2009 by Kathleen Baker Moorefield, Rennie's niece.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Helen J. Rennie papers, 1920-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.