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Russell Lynes papers, 1930-1986

Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991


Collection Information

Size: 2.9 linear feet

Summary: The papers of author, art critic, and art historian Russell Lynes, measure 2.9 linear feet and date from 1930-1986. The bulk of the material is related to Lynes's research for his 1973 book, The Good Old Modern: An Intimate Portrait of the Museum of Modern Art. Also included are some personal papers and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Russell Lynes (1910-1991) was an author, art critic, and art historian in New York City.


Portions of the collection were lent for microfilming from 1968-1978, and the bulk of the collection, including some of the loaned material, was donated by Russell Lynes from 1968-1989.

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Location of Originals

  • Reels D310, N70-40, 494, and 1859: Originals returned to Lynes after microfilming.