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Minna Citron Papers

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: KM
Date: Nov 1992

Biographical History

Minna Citron (1896-1991) was an American painter and printmaker.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Minna Citron Papers encompasses the correspondence, artwork, writings and memorabilia of the American painter and graphic artist (1896-1991). Although revealing little of her personal life, the collection documents Citron's artistic career from the 1930s through the mid-sixties.

Correspondence includes incoming and outgoing business letters, a few from the 1940s followed by a gap during the 1950s. Resuming in 1961 and continuing through 1965, the Correspondence focuses on Minna Citron's associations with art galleries (Ferdinand Roten Galleries, Inc., Aspen Art Gallery), educational institutions (Elmira College), museums (Whitney Museum of American Art, Roanoke Fine Arts Center), professional organizations (American Color Print Society, American Federation of Arts) and public libraries which sponsored her lectures or held exhibitions of her work.

Artwork includes an original etching for a bookplate, a partial inventory of Minna Citron's paintings and graphics, and black-and-white photographs of her work. Arranged by title, Writings feature manuscript essays and speeches as well as two articles, "Communication Between Spectator and Artist" (College Art Journal, Winter 1955), and: "The Uncharted Course" (Impression, Fall 1958).

Memorabilia contains awards, personal photographs, printed material, publicity, and reviews and comments about Minna Citron's work. Printed material includes clippings (1932-1965), exhibition catalogs (1930s-1960s) and posters for Minna Citron's one-woman and group shows.

Arrangement of the Collection

Alphabetical by type of material.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the Aaron Bohrod Papers.

Subject Headings


Citron, Minna, 1896-1991.


Art, American -- 20th century.
Art, American.
Engravers -- United States.
Engraving -- United States -- 20th century.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American -- 20th century -- United States.
Printmakers -- United States.
Women artists -- United States.
Women painters -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Exhibition catalogs.
Manuscripts for publication.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Minan Citron Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Minna Citron; estate of Minna Citron.

Additional exhibit catalogs, gift of Martha Paull, 2013.

Table of Contents


Biographical material