Andrew Carnduff Ritchie papers, 1907-1983

Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff, b. 1907 d. 1978
Educator, Art historian, Arts administrator, Author
Active in Canaan, Conn.

Collection size: 10.3 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of museum director, professor, writer, and post- World War II Monuments Men Andrew Carnduff Ritchie measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1907 to 1983. Found within the papers are biographical material, including materials and photographs concerning his military service in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Section of the U.S. Army; correspondence, including letters from numerous artists; writings; committee and organization files; exhibition and project files, teaching files; printed material; and photographs, including portrait images of Ritchie taken by Hans Namuth.

Biographical/Historical Note: Andrew Carnduff Ritchie (1907-1978) was a museum director, professor, and art historian based in New York and Connecticut.

This collection was donated in multiple installments in 1979 and 1981 by Andrew Ritchie's widow, Jane T. Ritchie, and by her estate in 1986. Five letters from Alfred Hamilton Barr to Andrew and Jane Ritchie were donated in 1974 by Andrew Ritchie through Russell Lynes.

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