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A Finding Aid to the Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956 | Digitized Collection

Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956

Roberts, Mary Fanton, 1871-1956

Writer, Editor

This site provides access to the papers of Mary Fanton Roberts in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2017, and total 5,407 images.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 3.8 linear feet

Summary: The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The collection is comprised mainly of correspondence with family members, artists, dancers, actors, writers, musicians, and visual and performing arts organizations. Also found are scattered biographical materials, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Fanton Roberts (1864-1956) was a writer, editor, and critic from New York City. Wrote for Herald Tribune, Journal, the Sun, editor for the Craftsman, 1906-1916, the Touchstone, 1917-1921, Arts & Decoration, ca. 1922-1934. Wrote occasionally under the name Giles Edgerton.

Provenance

Donated by Phoebe DuBois and Violet Organ in 1957.

Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Location of Originals

  • 4 Ira Glackens letters, 1946-1947, reel D162, fr. 971-982: Originals returned to Ira Glackens after filming.