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Ruth Vollmer papers, circa 1940-1980

Vollmer, Ruth Landshoff, 1903-1982

Painter, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 2.5 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of sculptor Ruth Vollmer measure 2.5 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 1980. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographic material including photos of Vollmer and her artwork, and a sketch for a sculpture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ruth Vollmer (1903-1982) was a German born sculptor based in New York City, New York. She was known for working with metal wire and mesh to create minimalist sculptures.


Ruth Vollmer lent the majority of items on reels 55-56 for microfilming in 1971 and donated the photographs of works of art. Unmicrofilmed material was donated by the Vollmer Estate in 1981, through Thomas N. McCarter, executor.

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Language Note

English .


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