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Worth Ryder papers, 1909-1966

Ryder, Worth, 1884-1960

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Resumes; 4 excerpts from journals; excerpts from the diaries of Ryder's wife, Cornelia (Meta) Breckenfeld, 1921-1922, and 1951; correspondence, 1909-1955, primarily between Ryder and his wife, but also including 3 letters from Hans Hofmann, 1931 and 1960, and Vaclav Vytlacil, 1960; and photographs and 88 slides, 1921-1959, of Ryder, his family, house, works of art, and his wedding in Paris, 1921. Also included is an introduction to Monica Haley's proposed book on Ryder.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, educator, etcher, writer; Berkeley, Calif. Taught at University of California at Berkeley with Hans Hofmann.


Donated 1985 by Monica Haley, wife of painter John Haley, a colleague of Ryder's at the University of California, Berkeley. Monica used the papers in preparation for a book (never published) on Ryder.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3698 available 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.

88 slides: unmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment.

How to Cite This Collection

Worth Ryder papers, 1909-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.