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A Finding Aid to the Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999

Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999

Bowman, Ruth, 1923-

Curator, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 21.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of art historian and museum educator Ruth Bowman are dated 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999, and measure 21.1 linear feet. Professional correspondence and subject files document Bowman's relationships with colleagues and reflect her interests, activities including curatorial work, and accomplishments as a museum educator. Writing and related research materials include her thesis, "Thomas Pollock Anshutz, 1851-1912" (M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1971), and unfinished projects. Also found are interviews conducted by Bowman with a wide range of individuals for a variety of purposes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ruth Bowman (1923- ) is an art historian and museum educator who worked in New York City and Los Angeles.

Provenance

Donated by Ruth Bowman in 2004.