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Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne papers, 1927-1978

Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne papers, 1927-1978

Bengelsdorf, Rosalind, 1916-1979

Painter, Educator, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 2.6 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)

Sound recording 4 sound cassettes

Summary: Biographical material; personal and business correspondence, including correspondence with Francis V. O'Connor regarding her involvement with the WPA Federal Art Project; address books; draft of an unfinished autobiography and other published and unpublished writings; a transcript of an interview with Susan C. Larsen, dealing with American Abstract Artists; subject, teaching and exhibition files; photographs of Browne and her artwork; printed material on Browne and art in general; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and a manuscript of her 34-page article "Abstract Art and the W.P.A. in New York," commissioned by O'Connor, submitted to him in June 1969 and published in his THE NEW DEAL ART PROJECTS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MEMOIRS.

Also included are 2 untranscribed cassette tapes of a monologue of Browne concerning her husband Byron Browne and Sam Kootz.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, art critic, and educator; New York, N.Y. Married painter Byron Browne.

Provenance

Donated 1978-1979 by Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne and her son, Stephen B. Browne.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 2013-2016 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of 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

Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne papers, 1927-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.