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Ruth Duckworth papers, 1938-2005

Ruth Duckworth papers, 1938-2005

Duckworth, Ruth, 1919-2009

Sculptor, Ceramicist


Collection Information

Size: 5.7 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, artwork and printed material documenting the career of sculptor and ceramist Ruth Duckworth.

Biographical material includes daybooks and calendars. Correspondence is professional and includes letters from galleries about Duckworth's exhibitions and correspondence regarding commissions of public art. Photographs are of Duckworth and her sculptures. Artwork consists of sketchbooks, loose sketches and collages. Printed material includes clippings, magazines and brochures.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ruth Duckworth (1919-2009) was a sculptor and ceramist in Chicago, Illinois.


Donated 2015 by Thea Berger, Ruth Duckworth's agent. A portion of this material was lent for microfilming 1977 by Ruth Duckworth.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Biographical information, photographs, twelve silhouette cutouts, a scrapbook of clippings and loose printed material microfilmed on reel 1397 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Ruth Duckworth papers, 1938-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.