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Ruth Nickerson papers, circa 1933-1995

Nickerson, Ruth, 1905-1997


Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of sculptor and WPA artist Ruth Nickerson measure 2.0 linear feet and date from circa 1933-1995. Included are letters from artists and art administrators, correspondence with foundries and art organizations, the Treasury Department Section of Painting and Sculpture, and the Section of Fine Arts, and copies of outgoing letters from Nickerson to others; writings, including typescripts of manuscripts and unpublished talks; files regarding Guggenheim Fellowships; Nickerson's cast stone formulas; photographs of works in progress; artwork consisting of watercolor studies for "American Oriental Rug Weaving" (sculpture panel) for the US Post Office, Leaksville, North Carolina, 1941, and handmade Christmas cards; and printed material including exhibition catalogs and newspaper clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ruth Nickerson (1905-1997) was a sculptor and WPA artist in White Plains, New York. Nickerson was married to Edmund Greacen, Jr., son of painter Edmund Greacan.


Donated 2019 by Elizabeth R. Knudsen, Ruth Nickerson's daughter.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

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 Nickerson papers, circa 1933-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.