A Finding Aid to the Nancy Goldring Papers, circa 1950-2015, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.goldnanc
Creators:
Goldring, N. (Nancy)
Dates:
circa 1950-2015
Languages:
Multiple languages
English; Italian
Physical Description:
4.7 Linear feet
0.213 Gigabytes
Repository:
The papers of New York artist Nancy Goldring measure 4.7 linear feet and 0.213 GB and date from circa 1950-2015. Her career and personal life are documented through biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings; project and exhibition files; printed and digital material; scrapbooks; atwork; and photographic material. Notable correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Robert Lax, and Leo Steinberg.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of New York artist Nancy Goldring measure 4.7 linear feet and 0.213 GB and date from circa 1950-2015. Her career and personal life are documented through biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings; project and exhibition files; printed and digital material; scrapbooks; artwork; and photographic material. Notable correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Robert Lax, and Leo Steinberg.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as seven series
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, 1957-2014 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1962-2015 (1.2 linear feet; Box 1-2)
  • Series 3: Writings, circa 1955-2014 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)
  • Series 4: Project and Exhibition Files, 1970-2015 (0.5 linear feet; Box 2-3)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1950-2015 (1.6 linear feet; Box 3-4, OV 6, 0.213 GB; ER01)
  • Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1955-circa 1956 (0.3 linear feet; Box 4)
  • Series 7: Artwork, circa 2006 (1 folder; OV 7)
  • Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1955-2015 (0.5 linear feet; Box 5, OV 8)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nancy Goldring (1945- ) is an American artist working in New York. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri where her father was a professor of cardiology at Washington University, Goldring attended Smith College, receiving a BA in art history in 1967. She spent a year in Italy on a Fulbright fellowship and was later enrolled in the MFA program at New York University. She has been teaching at Montclair State University since the early 1970s. In 1994, Goldring traveled in India and Sri Lanka on another Fulbright fellowship.
In 1969, Goldring co-founded SITE (Sculpture in the Environment) with several other artists interested in developing public art projects. Within a few years, Goldring moved on to explore other forms of artmaking and subsequently developed a technique she calls "foto-projection" which combines photography, drawing, models, and slide projection. She is influenced by travel, location, memory.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2016. Born-digital material was processed by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner in 2019 with funding provided by Smithsonian Collection Care and Preservation Fund.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Nancy Goldring donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 2015.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Nancy Goldring papers, circa 1950-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
The Nancy Goldring papers 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.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steinberg, Leo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lax, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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