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John Canaday papers, 1932-1973

John Canaday papers, 1932-1973

Canaday, John Edwin, 1907-1985

Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 5.44 linear feet

Summary: Correspondence; scrapbooks; writings; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Canaday (1907-1985) was an art critic in New York, N.Y.


Material on reels 1393, 3482, D257-D259, and 4909 was donated 1966-1974 by John Canaday. Material on reels NYJC1-NYJC6 was lent for microfilming 1965 by Canaday. He subsequently donated the papers he lent to Syracuse University.

Related Materials

Also in the Archives are papers lent for microfilming in 1965 by John Canaday (microfilm reels NYJC1-NYJC6), including correspondence with artists and others regarding Canaday's articles and reviews written for the New York Times, 1959-1965. Among the correspondents are George Biddle, Balcomb Greene, Adolf Dehn, Ernest Fiene, Joseph Hirsch, Karl Knaths, I. Rice Pereira, Nathaniel Poussette-Dart, Henry Varnum Poor, Selden Rodman, Jack Twoarkov, and William Zorach.

John Canaday papers are also located at Syracuse University.

Location of Originals

  • Reels NYJC1-NYJC 6: Originals located in Syracuse University, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels D257-D259, NYJC1-NYJC6, 1393, 3482, and 4909 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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

John Canaday papers, 1932-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.