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A Finding Aid to the Paul Ryan papers, 1931-2009

Paul Ryan papers, 1931-2009

Ryan, Paul Louis, 1943-

Writer, Video artist

Collection Information

Size: 19.7 linear feet

Summary: The Paul Ryan papers measure 19.7 linear feet and document Ryan's education and career as a pioneering video artist, theorist, writer, and educator. Records include school records, family papers,correspondence, writings, project files, video recordings, teaching files, printed materials, scattered photographs, and artwork by others. Organizational records are also found for the Earthscore Foundation, Earth Environmental Group, the Gaia Institute, and the Raindance Corporation, among others. The bulk of Ryan's professional work is documented in his writings and project files.

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul Ryan (1943- 2014) was a video artist, teacher, writer and theoretician based in New York City and the Hudson Valley of New York State.


The papers of Paul Ryan were donated to the Archives of American Art by Ryan in 2008.