Nancy Spero papers, circa 1940s-2009. bulk 1970-2009

Spero, Nancy, b. 1926 d. 2009
Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 26.9 linear feet
1 rolled doc.

Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject files, personal business records, photographs, printed material and audio visual material relating to Nancy Spero's career as a painter and collage artist, as well as her involvement with A.I.R. (Artists in Residence).

Biographical material includes resumes. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Writings are by and about Spero. Subject files document Spero's art projects, installations, A.I.R. gallery, and her interest in the feminst and civil rights movements, war, and social issues. Personal business records include inventories of artwork. Photographs are of Spero, her husband, Leon Golub, and their three sons, Steven, Philip, and Paul, as well as Spero's works of art. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and newspaper clippings. A significant amount of audio visual material (approx. 7 linear feet) includes interviews and documentaries about Spero and the A.I.R. gallery.

Biographical/Historical Note: Nancy Spero (1926-2009) was a painter and collage artist in New York, N.Y. Spero was a founding member of the first women's cooperative gallery, A.I.R. in SoHo.

Donated 1979 by Nancy Spero witth majority of the collection donated 2013 by Nancy Spero via Stephen, Paul and Philip Golub, Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts.

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Also in the Archives are the papers of Leon Golub, Nancy Spero's husband.