Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The papers of painter, printmaker, and collage artist Nancy Spero measure 27 linear feet and are dated 1940s-2009. Biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, subject files, personal business records, printed material, and photographic materials provide an overview of her exhibitions, major projects, and personal life. Also documented is her interest and participation in political and social movements including anti-war, women's rights, animal rights, and raising awareness about repressive regimes, and the treatment of political prisoners.
Nancy Spero papers, 1940s-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Also among the holdings of the Archives of American Art an interview of Nancy Spero conducted 2008 Februay 6-July 24, by Judith Olch Richards, and the papers of Spero's husband, Leon Golub.
Nancy Spero (1926-2009) was a painter and collage artist in New York, N.Y. Spero was a founding member of the first women's cooperative gallery, A.I.R. in SoHo.
Gift of Nancy Spero in 1979. The majority of the collection was donated by her sons, Stephen Golub, Philip Golub, and Paul Golub in 2013.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001