Ruth Nickerson papers

Collection ID:
Nickerson, Ruth, 1905-1997
circa 1933-1995
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of sculptor and WPA artist Ruth Nickerson measure 2.0 linear feet and date from circa 1933-1995. Included are letters from artists and art administrators, correspondence with foundries and art organizations, the Treasury Department Section of Painting and Sculpture, and the Section of Fine Arts, and copies of outgoing letters from Nickerson to others; writings, including typescripts of manuscripts and unpublished talks; files regarding Guggenheim Fellowships; Nickerson's cast stone formulas; photographs of works in progress; artwork consisting of watercolor studies for "American Oriental Rug Weaving" (sculpture panel) for the US Post Office, Leaksville, North Carolina, 1941, and handmade Christmas cards; and printed material including exhibition catalogs and newspaper clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ruth Nickerson (1905-1997) was a sculptor and WPA artist in White Plains, New York. Nickerson was married to Edmund Greacen, Jr., son of painter Edmund Greacan.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2019 by Elizabeth R. Knudsen, Ruth Nickerson's daughter.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of 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
Women sculptors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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