Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents
The scattered papers of painter and arts administrator Lenita Manry measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to 1968. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, notes, portraits of Manry, and printed material. Of note are records from Manry's time at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts which include lectures and writings by Hofmann, Manry's class notes and drawings, and printed material from the school.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Philip Davis, lawyer for the estate of Lenita Manry, donated the papers to the Archives of American Art in 1971.
The papers were microfilmed on reel 151 after receipt. The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2022 with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.