A Finding Aid to the Ryah Ludins Portfolio, circa 1920-1950, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ludiryah
Creators:
Ludins, Ryah, 1896-1957
Dates:
circa 1920-1950
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 Linear feet
Repository:
The Ryah Ludins portfolio measures 0.1 linear feet and dates from circa 1920-1950. The porfolio contains photographs of murals by Ryah Ludins, which were mostly commissioned for government art projects in the 1930s.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Ryah Ludins portfolio measures 0.1 linear feet and dates from circa 1920-1950. The portfolio contains photographs of murals by Ryah Ludins, which were mostly commissioned for government art projects in the 1930s. Included are New York Harbor; Methods of Transporting Mail; a World's Fair wood relief mural entitled Recreational Activities; Valley of the Seven Hills wood relief mural; the Central Park fresco; and the fresco Modern Industry, commissioned by the Mexican government. Many of the photographs are accompanied by identifications or notes.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: Ryah Ludins portfolio, circa 1920-1950 (Oversize 1; 1 item)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ryan Ludins (1896-1957) was a muralist, painter, printmaker, and art educator based in New York, N.Y. Ludins completed mural projects for the Works Progress Administration Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture and the Mexican government. She taught art at Teachers College, Columbia University, Ohio University, and North Carolina College for Women at Greensboro. She died in New York, N.Y. on August 30, 1957.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Megan Burdi in 2018.
Author
Megan Burdi
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2009 by Ryah Ludins via Janis Conner and Joel Rosenkranz, estate executors.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Preferred Citation
Ryah Ludins portfolio, circa 1920-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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