Mary Ascher papers, 1943-1980

Ascher, Mary G. (Mary Goldman), b. 1900 d. 1988
Painter
Active in New York, N.Y.; England

Collection size: 1.8 linear ft. (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Biographical data; correspondence, photographs, printed material; writings; financial records; and guest books.

REELS 833 and 865: 33 letters received; 85 catalogs and announcements; 143 clippings; 83 photographs of her with works or friends; biographical material; a book of poetry and paintings by Ascher; and 2 photographic series with commentary entitled "Corridors of Power in Contemporary American Life" and "Women and the Bible."

UNMICROFILMED: Biographical material; correspondence; photographs and slides of Ascher and her work; poetry; writings and notes by Ascher; a notebook of her project "Corridors of Power in Contemporary America Life," 1970; financial records; 4 guestbooks from galleries; exhibition catalogs, announcements, magazines, press releases and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, printmaker, stained glass artist; New York City. Awarded Huntington Hartford Foundation Fellowship in 1961 to complete 12 oil paintings on Women of the Old Testament and Aprocrypha.

Donated 1969 and 1981 by Mary Ascher.

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