The Annette Michelson papers represent
the dynamic career of the American art and film critic, translator, editor, and scholar. The
collection comprises correspondence, research material, writings by Michelson and others,
and papers related to various conferences. Michelson's papers span her broad range of
interests in avant-garde production in both contemporary art and experimental
Born in New York in 1922, Annette Michelson is an American art and film critic, translator,
editor, and scholar. She contributed significantly to the fields of cinema studies and the
international avant-garde in visual culture. She was a founding editor of October and is currently a Professor Emerita in New York
University's (NYU) Department of Cinema Studies.
62 Linear Feet
(139 boxes and 2 flatfile folders)
Contact Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Open for use by qualified researchers, with the exception of unreformatted audio visual and
born digital materials, which are unavailable until reformatted. Evaluated student papers in
box 60 are sealed for students' lifetimes. Michelson's medical papers in box 52 are sealed
for her lifetime plus fifty years.