Hellman, Geoffrey T. (Geoffrey Theodore), 1907-1977

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Geoffrey T. Hellman was born in New York City in 1907, the son of the writer George Hellman. While a student at Yale he was a contributor to the Yale News, Yale Record and the Yale Literary Magazine. Upon graduating in 1928, he went to write for the New York Herald Tribunes Sunday book supplement thanks to a recommendation by Thorton Wilder. By 1929, he secured a position at The New Yorker magazine as a reporter for the Talk of the Town section. From 1936-1938 he was also the associate editor of Life Magazine. Although he contributed to numerous publications in his career, he would be affiliated and most firmly identified with The New Yorker. In addition to his pursuits as a writer, Hellman was also an enthusiastic butterfly collector.

From the description of Geoffrey T. Hellman papers, 1842-1971 (bulk 1930-1970). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 478111639

Hellman, a writer, wrote about A.E. Gallatin on several occasions in the New Yorker magazine.

Gallatin formed one of America's earliest modern art collections, and displayed it as Gallery of Living Art (later Museum of Living Art) at NYU. It moved to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1943.

From the description of Geoffrey Theodore Hellman papers concerning Albert Eugene Gallatin's Museum of Living Art, 1934-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122370456

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985. Typed letter signed "Andy" : North Brooklin, Maine, to Geoffrey Hellman, 1966 Aug. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hellman, Geoffrey, 1907-. Geoffrey Theodore Hellman papers concerning Albert Eugene Gallatin's Museum of Living Art, 1934-1952. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hellman, Geoffrey, 1907-. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1958. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Hellman, Geoffrey, 1907-. Geoffrey T. Hellman papers, 1842-1971 (bulk 1930-1970). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harriet Walden New Yorker papers, 1926-2004 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Oliver, James A. (James Arthur), 1914-1981. Typed letter signed : New York, to Geoffrey Hellman, 1966 Aug. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Macdonald, Dwight. Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984 (inclusive), 1920-1978 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975. George L. K. Morris papers, 1916-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960. William Adams Delano papers, 1902-1960 (inclusive), 1939-1960 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975. George L.K. Morris papers, 1916-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith American Museum of Natural History. corporateBody
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971. person
associatedWith Dale, Chester, b. 1883. person
associatedWith Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933. person
associatedWith Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960. person
associatedWith Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952. person
associatedWith Gallery of Living Art. corporateBody
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984. person
associatedWith Le Corbusier, 1887-1965. person
associatedWith Macdonald, Dwight. person
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975. person
associatedWith Museum of Living Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith New York Botanical Garden. corporateBody
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Oliver, James A. (James Arthur), 1914-1981. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Museum of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Plimpton, Francis T. P. (Francis Taylor Pearsons), 1900-1983. person
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
associatedWith Schiff, Dorothy, 1903-1989. person
correspondedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Smithsonian Institution. corporateBody
associatedWith Sulzberger, Arthur Hays, 1891-1968. person
associatedWith Walden, Harriet, 1914-2006 person
associatedWith White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (State)--New York
New York (N.Y.)
Subject
Art museums
Gossip columnists
Periodical editors
Journalism
Art, Modern--20th century--Collectors and collecting
Art museums--Exhibitions
Authors and publishers
Art--Collectors and collecting
Art museums--Public relations
Journalism, Scientific
American fiction--20th century
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Birth 1907-02-13

Death 1977-09-26

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