Skip to main content

Ruth Abrams papers, 1934-1983

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as five series.

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.

Series 1: Correspondence , 1948-1982, undated
12 folders
Box 1

Correspondence is with colleagues and business associates and is arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, undated
1
1-2
Correspondence, 1948-1982
1
3-12

Series 2: Writings and Notes , 1957-1977, undated
10 folders
Box 1

Writings and notes consist of material related to Abrams 1970's film Paradox of the Big and writings by the artist and others.
Description Container Select
Paradox of the Big, 1957-1975
1
13-16
Notes and Writings by Abrams, undated
1
17-21
Writings about Abrams, 1962-1977
1
22

Series 3: Personal Business Records , 1955-1979
3 folders
Box 1

Personal business records contain pricelists, receipts, and registers.
Description Container Select
Guest Registers, 1961-1977
1
23
Business Records, 1958-1971
1
24
Business Records, Receipts, Pricelists, 1955-1979
1
25

Series 4: Printed Material , 1934-1983
16 folders
Box 1

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition catalogs, exhibition announcements, and press releases.
Description Container Select
Press Releases, 1950-1977
1
26
Clippings, 1934-1978, undated
1
27-31
Exhibition Announcements, 1934-1979, undated
1
32-36
Exhibition Catalogs, 1943-1963, 1972-1979
1
37-38
Of Time and Place (1981), 1981
1
39
American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran (1983), 1983
1
40
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1964-1977
1
41

Series 5: Photographs , 1950-1978, undated
6 folders
Box 1

Photographs consist of photographs of the artist in her studio and with colleagues and students, photographs of Abrams at various openings, including 4 photographs of Ilya Bolotowsky attending her 1977 exhibition at the Vernissage, Loeb Gallery at NYU, and photographs of Abrams' work and the works of others owned by Abrams.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Abrams, undated, 1978
1
42
Abrams with Friends and Students, 1950-1977
1
43
Abrams at Roko Gallery Opening, 1959
1
44
Abrams at Microcosms Opening, Caracas, Venezuela, 1963
1
45
Abrams at Vernissage, Loeb Gallery, NYU, 1977
1
46
Works of Art by Abrams and others, undated
1
47

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.