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.
REEL 2684: Biographical information; correspondence, 1953-1970; lecture notes; 4 prints, undated; financial material, 1963-1971; awards, 1963-1968; clippings; exhibition catalogs; and 4 scrapbooks, 1951-1967.<br /> REEL 3476: Biographical data; printed material, 1968-1969, describing painting classes taught by Tears at Carrizo Lodge, Ruidoso, N.M., Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and Dallas College of Southern Methodist University; exhibition announcements, catalogs, invitations, clippings; 3 undated ink drawings; and photographs and slides of Tears and her works of art.
Ruth Tears papers, 1951-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
35mm microfilm reels 2684 and 3476 available for use through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel 2684: Originals returned to the lender, Lisa Olsen, after microfilming.
Painter, instructor; Dallas, Tex.
Material on reel 2684 lent for microfilming and material on reel 3476 donated 1981 by Lisa Olsen, daughter of Ruth Tears. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
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