J. Stewart Johnson papers relating to Anne Ryan

Collection ID:
Johnson, J. Stewart
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The J. Stewart Johnson papers concerning Anne Ryan measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1970-1983. Included are letters and postcards to J. Stewart Johnson from Elizabeth McFadden, Anne Ryan's daughter, about her mother's work, and copies of letters from McFadden to curators and museum directors conserning Anne Ryan exhibitions and gifts to museums; a typescript of Anne Ryan's journal, 1938, 1941-1942; typescripts of poems by Ryan; draft documents concerning the Anne Ryan Collection Trust, 1971; a list of owners of collages by Ryan; and printed material including small exhibition catalogs, announcements, newspaper clippings, and other writings about Ryan.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
J. Stewart Johnson (1925-2006) was curator of design at the Museum of Modern Art and subsequently a consultant for design and architecture in the Department of Modern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until his retirement in 2004. Johnson was also a Trustee of the Anne Ryan Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2021 by William McNaught, a friend of J. Stewart Johnson's.

Using the Collection
Terms of Use
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Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art museum curators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryan, Anne, 1889-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McFadden, Elizabeth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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