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Managing editor Russell Lynes correspondence with artists, 1946-1965

Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

Summary: Correspondence with artists kept by Russell Lynes in his capacity as managing editor of Harper's Magazine, measures one linear foot and dates from 1946 to 1965. The files consist primarily of correspondence with young artists and illustrators wishing to submit material to the magazine. Biographical notes from the magazine's "Personal and Otherwise" column about the artists whose material was accepted, clippings, scattered original artwork, and printed reproductions of artwork, are also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

Russell Lynes (1910-1991) joined Harper's Magazine as an assistant editor in 1944, and served as managing editor from 1947-1967. As an essayist, social historian, photographer, and arbiter of taste, Lynes served informally as art editor and corresponded with many artists regarding submissions to the magazine.


The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1967 by Harper & Row via Russell Lynes.

Language Note

English .