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Ruth Vollmer papers, 1939-1980

Vollmer, Ruth Landshoff, 1903-1982

Painter, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 2.3 Linear feet (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, financial material, printed material, sketches, appointment books, and lecture notes.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; photographs and slides; financial material; an appointment book; lecture notes; a sketch for a steel sculpture; and printed material.
REELS 55-56: Correspondence; photographs of art work; catalogs, clippings, and exhibition announcements.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; New York, N.Y.; b. 1902; d. 1982


Material on reels 55-56 lent for microfilming by Vollmer, 1971. Photographs on reel 55-56 donated by Vollmer, 1971. Unmicrofilmed material donated by the Vollmer estate, 1981, through Thomas N. McCarter, executor.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 55-56 (except photographs): Originals returned to the lender, Ruth Vollmer, after microfilming, 1971.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 55-56 available for use 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. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Ruth Vollmer papers, 1939-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.