A Finding Aid to the Priscilla Cunningham Papers regarding Sue Fuller,
1982-2006
in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cunnpris
Creators:
Cunningham, Priscilla
Dates:
1982-2006
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository:
Priscilla Cunningham papers regarding Sue Fuller measure 0.2 linear feet and are dated 1982-2006. The friendship between Cunningham and Fuller and Fuller's sculpture are documented by letters and photographs. Also included is a written version of Fuller's reminiscences of Atelier 17 in New York City that she presented at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in 1993.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
Priscilla Cunningham papers regarding Sue Fuller measure 0.2 linear feet and are dated 1982-2006. The friendship between Cunningham and Fuller and Fuller's sculpture are documented by letters and photographs. Also included is a written version of Fuller's reminiscences of Atelier 17 in New York City that she presented at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in 1993.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 4 series:
  • Series 1: Letters, 1982-2006 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)
  • Series 2: Writing, 1993 (Box 1; 1 folder)
  • Series 3: Printed Material, 1982-2004 (Box 1; 1 folder)
  • Series 4: Photographs, 1983-2005 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Art historian and art collector Priscilla Cunningham is the daughter of art museum director Charles Cunningham. For over twenty years, she was a close friend of Sue Fuller. Ms. Cunningham lives in Hampton Bays, New York.
Sue Fuller (1914-2006) was a printmaker and sculptor in New York City and Southampton, New York. She served as Stanley William Hayter's assistant at Atelier 17 in New York City in the mid 1940s. Fuller later became known for three-dimensional constructions composed of string and in the 1960s patented a method for embedding thread constructions in plastic.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Catherine S. Gaines in 2011.
Author
Catherine S. Gaines
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Gift of Priscilla Cunningham, 2007.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Priscilla Cunningham papers regarding Sue Fuller, 1982-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions on Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Priscilla Cunningham papers regarding Sue Fuller are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Related Material
Oral history interview with Sue Fuller conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art in 1975.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Fuller, Sue (1914-2006) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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