Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Barbara Turner donated her mother's papers to the Archives of American Art in 1987.
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (Reel 3956, frames 187-316) including 55 handmade Christmas cards, news clippings,a booklet, photographs, and one sketch by Claude Buck. Originals are in the possession of Barbara Turner. Loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
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
The collection received a preliminary level of arrangement after donation and was partially microfilmed on reels 3955-3956. The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2020.