Mellon Chief Librarian

Remembering Helen Sanger, Frick’s First Mellon Chief Librarian

Color photograph of Frick Art Reference Library staff, around 1990.
Helen Sanger (1923–2020), the Frick Art Reference Library’s first Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian, passed away in July at the age of 96. Her forty-seven-year career at the library shaped the institution profoundly, and her legacy lives on in many areas of its initiatives.