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Ruth Van Sickle Ford papers, circa 1920-1986

Ford, Ruth Van Sickle, 1897-1989

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 1.7 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter and educator Ruth Van Sickle Ford (1897-1989) measure 1.7 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to 1986. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, printed materials, three scrapbooks, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ruth Van Sickle Ford (1897-1986) was a painter and educator active in Chicago, Illinois. She was president and owner of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts from 1936 to 1960.

Provenance

Barbara Turner donated her mother's papers to the Archives of American Art in 1987.

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Funding

Processing of this collection received Federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program