Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.rossalvi
Creators:
Ross, Alvin, 1920-1975
Dates:
1940-1975
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
ca. 1065 items (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, printed material, photographs, a diary, financial papers, and writings.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, mainly from Ross to his parents; a travel diary; photographs and slides of Ross at work and of his art work; a list of exhibitions; and exhibition catalogs and announcements.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1280-1284: Letters concerning Ross' teaching at Pratt and the New School, gallery correspondence, and invitations to lecture or write; recommendations, fellowships and awards; pocket diaries, 1948-1974, listing dinners and appointments; files on exhibitions and courses Ross taught; writings, notes and speeches; catalogs; and financial papers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker, teacher, lecturer; New York, N.Y. and Provincetown, Massachusetts Born Vineland, New Jersey. Faculty member, Department of Art, Pratt Institute; lecturer, history of art and architecture, New School of Social Research and New York School of Interior Design. Painted in oil in the realistic style.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1280-1284 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 1280-1284: Originals returned to the lender, Lenore Ross, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 1280-1284 lent for microfilming by Lenore Ross, Alvin's sister, 1977. Unmicrofilmed material was donated by Alvin and Lenore Ross, 1975-1980.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists as teachers -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Realism in art -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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