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 1950-2020
Languages:
English; Italian
Physical Description:
5.1 Linear feet
0.213 Gigabytes
Repository:
The papers of New York artist Nancy Goldring measure 5.1 linear feet and 0.213 GB and date from circa 1950-2020. 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. There is a 0.4 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes printed material, artwork, correspondence (emails, handmade cards), poetry, photographs of friends and family, and misc. Materials date from circa 1967-2020.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of New York artist Nancy Goldring measure 5.1 linear feet and 0.213 GB and date from circa 1950-2020. 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.There is a 0.4 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes printed material, artwork, correspondence (emails, handmade cards), poetry, photographs of friends and family, and misc. Materials date from circa 1967-2020.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as nine series
    Missing Title
  • 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)
  • Series 9: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1967-2020 (0.4 linear feet; Box 9)

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 and 2021.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Nancy Goldring papers, circa 1950-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
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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Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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