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Nancy Goldring papers, circa 1950-2015

Nancy Goldring papers, circa 1950-2015

Goldring, N. (Nancy), 1945-

Mixed-media artist

Collection Information

Size: 4.7 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York artist Nancy Goldring measure 4.7 linear feet and date from circa 1950-2015. Her career and personal life are documented through biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings; project and exhibition files; printed material; scrapbooks; artwork; and photographic material. Notable correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Robert Lax, and Leo Steinberg.

Biographical/Historical Note

Nancy Goldring (1945-) is an artist in New York, New York, who combines photography, film, architecture, and writings in her work.

Provenance

Nancy Goldring donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 2015.

A Finding Aid to the Nancy Goldring Papers, circa 1950-2015, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Hilary Price
Biographical/Historical note
Nancy Goldring (1945- ) is an American artist working in New York. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri where her father was a professor of cardiology at Washington University, Goldring attended Smith College, receiving a BA in art history in 1967. She spent a year in Italy on a Fulbright fellowship and was later enrolled in the MFA program at New York University. She has been teaching at Montclair State University since the early 1970s. In 1994, Goldring traveled in India and Sri Lanka on another Fulbright fellowship.
In 1969, Goldring co-founded SITE (Sculpture in the Environment) with several other artists interested in developing public art projects. Within a few years, Goldring moved on to explore other forms of artmaking and subsequently developed a technique she calls “foto-projection” which combines photography, drawing, models, and slide projection. She is influenced by travel, location, memory.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as seven series
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1957-2014 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Series 2: Correspondence, 1962-2015 (1.2 linear feet; Box 1-2)
Series 3: Writings, circa 1955-2014 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)
Series 4: Project and Exhibition Files, 1970-2015 (0.5 linear feet; Box 2-3)
Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1950-2015 (1.6 linear feet; Box 3-4, OV 6)
Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1955-circa 1956 (0.3 linear feet; Box 4)
Series 7: Artwork, circa 2006 (1 folder; OV 7)
Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1955-2015 (0.5 linear feet; Box 5, OV 8)
Scope and Contents note
The papers of New York artist Nancy Goldring measure 4.7 linear feet and date from circa 1950-2015. Her career and personal life are documented through biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings; project and exhibition files; printed material; scrapbooks; artwork; and photographic material. Notable correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Robert Lax, and Leo Steinberg.
Provenance
Nancy Goldring donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 2015.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2016.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Nancy Goldring papers, circa 1950-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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