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Ruth Van Sickle Ford papers, 1924-1986

Creator:
Ford, Ruth Van Sickle, 1897-1989
Subject:
Buck, Claude
Goff, Bruce
Werntz, Carl N. (Carl Newland)
Chicago Academy of Fine Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Access Note / Rights:
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.
Summary:
Correspondence, notes, photographs and printed materials documenting the artistic and teaching activities of Ford, the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and Umbrella House. REE:S 3955-56: Photographs (1949-1975) show Ford, her family and friends, works of art, the Umbrella House and other buildings. Fourteen letters (1969-1986) are from friends and art organizations. Twenty-six letters (1982) are from young students at the Allen School in Aurora, Illinois, thanking Ford for her visit. Printed materials consist of clippings (1941, 1926-1986), reproductions of Christmas card designs; exhibition announcements and catalogs (1948-1986), and a brochure about the Umbrella House. Other materials include 6 biographical accounts, 9 award certificates (1952-1977), 4 notebooks of photographs and information on art works (1949-1961), class outlines from the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and a 1924 drawing by Claude Buck. UNMICROFILMED: Printed materials, including 4 exhibition catalogs (1967-1976) from the American Watercolor Society, 2 wall calendars (1978, 1982) containing illustrations by Ford, clippings (1960-1982), a reproduction of a bookplate for "Arthur", a 1976 reunion book from West Aurora, a 1945 exhibition catalog for Carl Newland Werntz, and brochures about Bruce Goff, the architect of Umbrella House, the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts (1967-1972) and Aurora, Illinois.
Citation:
Ruth Van Sickle Ford papers, 1924-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 3955-3956 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel 3956, frames 187-316: Originals in the possession of Barbara Turner.
Biography Note:
Ruth Van Sickle Ford was a painter and the first woman admitted to the Palette and Chisel Club in Chicago. She was president and owner of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts from 1936 to 1960, her best known student was William Mauldin.
Provenance:
Donated by Barbara Turner, Ford's daughter, 1987, except for material on reel 3956, frames 187-316, which were lent for microfilming.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Christmas cards
Educators
Painters
Photographs
Women painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9625
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211832
AAA_collcode_fordruth
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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