Ruth Wall letters and printed material

Collection ID:
Wall, Ruth
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Eight illustrated letters to Wall, including 3 from Roy De Forest and 5 from Sumner G. Miller, undated and 1956-1957; and printed material mainly relating to San Francisco artists. In one letter, De Forest writes to Wall in Paris, and sends news of mutual friends and activities. The other two are large sheets written while De Forest was stationed at Fort Ord, including one "folded like an army blanket," which contain rambling observations. Miller's letters describe his experiences in Paris while studying at the Academie Julian and his travels in Europe. He mentions San Francisco artists Hayward King, Ernest Mundt and others, who were also temporarily abroad. Also included are De Forest exhibition announcements; and exhibition catalogs, mainly for various San Francisco artists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Wall was a friend of many Bay Area artists.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated anonymously, 1988.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Forest, Roy, 1930-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Sumner G., 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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