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Helen L. Kohen papers, 1978-1996

Helen L. Kohen papers, 1978-1996

Kohen, Helen L.

Author, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear ft.

Summary: Letters, postcards, interviews, exhibition announcements and catalogs, photographs, and miscellaneous material arising from Kohen's friendships with artists and her work as art critic for the Miami Herald.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art critic, writer; Miami, Fla.


Donated 1997 by Helen L. Kohen.

A Finding Aid to the Helen L. Kohen Papers,
, in the Archives of American Art
Finding aid prepared by Rosa M. Fernández
Biographical Note
Art historian and critic Helen L. Kohen has authored numerous articles on contemporary art focusing on the formation of the art culture in Miami since the early 1980s. Helen L. Kohen is art critic emeritus for the The Miami Herald newspaper in Miami, Florida.
The collection is arranged into five series:
Series 1: Correspondence, 1954, 1984-1993, undated (Box 1, 10 folders)
Series 2: Printed Material, 1979-1996, undated (Box 1, 3 folders)
Series 3: Photographs, 1969, 1974, 1980-1994 (Box 1, 1 folder)
Series 4: Miscellany, 1983-1992, undated (Box 1 , 1 folder)
Series 5: Taped Interviews, 1986-1996, undated (Box 1, 1 folder and 82 micro-cassettes)
Scope and Content Note
The papers of art historian and critic Helen L. Kohen measure one linear foot and date from 1976 through 1996. They consist primarily of letters, postcards, exhibition announcements and invitations from artists in the Miami area. Also found are eighty-two mini cassette tapes of seventy-four interviews Kohen conducted with art dealers, collectors, contemporary artists, and others in the Miami area as research and background for her newspaper column and other articles
Donated 1997 by Helen L. Kohen.
Processing Information
Processing of the collection was completed by Rosa M. Fernández in 1997. The finding aid was written in 2001. This collection, along with numerous other Latino collections, was acquired through the Archives of American Art's 1996 "Latino Art Documentation Project" in South Florida with funding from the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Latino Initiatives.

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.

Restrictions on Use

Copyrights retained by the interviewees.

How to Cite This Collection

Helen L. Kohen papers, 1978-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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