Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Research Collections

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Archives aims to provide access to qualified researchers to the fullest extent allowable. At this time the majority of the collections are unprocessed and therefore unavailable to researchers for on-site access. However, the Foundation may, at its discretion, be able to respond to questions or make selected materials available to scholars, curators, and other qualified researchers with a scheduled appointment. Please note unscheduled research appointments cannot be accommodated.


For research assistance, potential researchers should consult the finding aids prior to contacting the HFF Archives with a description of their research topic to archives@frankenthalerfoundation.org.


Permission to publish from the HFF Archives must be requested in writing using the Publications Request Form


To learn more about HFF Archives policies:

Access Policy PDF

Restrictions Policy PDF


Collection finding aids:

Helen Frankenthaler Papers, circa 1920s-2017  (click to open finding aid)

This collection is currently being processed. Once a series or subseries is processed, it will be opened to research and the finding aid will be updated.


Collection of Artwork Photography, 1950s-2011

This collection is currently being processed and is closed to research.