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Herman Baron papers, 1937-1967

Baron, Herman, 1892-1961

Gallery director


Collection Information

Size: 500 Items

Summary: A brief biographical account, 1967; an essay by Baron entitled, "American Art Under Attack", 1949; exhibition catalogs and publications relating to the ACA Galleries; photographs, undated and 1950-1960, of Baron and his family; and letters of condolence sent to Baron's wife, Ella, upon Baron's death, 1961.

Biographical/Historical Note

Herman Baron was the founder of the ACA Galleries (also known as American Contemporary Art and A.C.A. Gallery) in 1932 and served as its director until his death in 1961.


Donated by Syracuse University, George Arents Research Library, 1984. See also ACA Galleries records for additional Baron material.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3769 available 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

Herman Baron papers, 1937-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.