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Mellquist, Jerome



  • Existence: 1905 - 1963


Jerome Mellquist, born in Minnesota and educated at Carleton College (1926), Columbia University, and Yale University, was an art historian and critic. Mellquist contributed freelance criticism to journals in the United States and Europe and worked as an editor and art consultant, first as the Art Editor for the Brooklyn Eagle in 1936, and later, in the early to mid-1950s, for the American Art section of Collier's Encyclopedia and Unesco. Published works include The Emergence of an American Art (1942) and Paul Rosenfeld: Voyager in the Arts (1948).

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letters : 128 West 75th Street, New York, New York, to Guy S. Métraux, 2 Lynwood Place, New Haven, Connecticut, 1943 September 11, 1943 November 23

 Part of Collection — Box 103: [Barcode: 39002140920290], Folder: 37
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Two typescript letters, signed, discussing travel plans and the recent death of Marsden Hartley. With envelopes.

Dates: 1943 September 11, 1943 November 23

Henry McBride papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 31

The papers contain correspondence, writings, and printed ephemera about art documenting McBride's career as an art critic. Major correspondents include Mildred Aldrich, Malcolm MacAdam, Maximilian Mitzlaff, Gertrude Stein, Alfred Stieglitz, and Carl Van Vechten.

Dates: 1863-1989, bulk 1901-1962


Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC

Jerome Mellquist papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 353
Abstract: Collection consists of correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and work of Jerome Mellquist. Correspondence includes letters between Mellquist and family, friends, writers, artists, musicians, and cultural critics in the United States and Europe from 1918 to 1962, with the bulk dating from the early 1930s to early 1960s. Correspondence dating from 1946 to 1948 relates chiefly to the journalist and music critic Paul Rosenfeld (1890-1946), for whom, along with Lucie...
Dates: 1918-1963

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