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Anne Ryan papers, 1922-1968

Anne Ryan papers, 1922-1968

Ryan, Anne, 1889-1954

Painter, Collagist, Printmaker, Author

Collection Information

Size: 3.8 linear feet (partially filmed on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters, diaries and notebooks, writings and notes, business records, art work, and photographs.

Correspondence is with editors, museums, galleries, family and friends. diaries and notebooks (some returned to the donor) containing diary entries, names and addresses, recipes, notes on writing techniques, and fragments of stories and poetry. Writings consist of notes from Ryan's etching class with Stanley William Hayter; and circa 75 manuscripts of short stories, novels and poetry (not microfilmed).Business records relate to her prints, to exhibtions and to sales of her work. Photographs are of Ryan, her family, friends, including one of Stanley Hayter and art work. Art work consists of stencils, sketches, pastels, a watercolor, and an oil painting. Printed material includes clippings. Also included is correspondence of Ryan's daughter, Elizabeth McFadden, concerning Ryan's art work, and letters of condolence to McFadden on her mother's death.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printmaker, collagist, graphic artist, author; Majorca, Spain and New York, N.Y.


Donated 1971 by Elizabeth McFadden, Anne Ryan's daughter, except for several notebooks, journal and a diary, 1938, 1941-1942, which were returned to McFadden after microfilming (reel 87).

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 86-88 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Anne Ryan papers, 1922-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.