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Nancy Sussman Ranson papers, 1925-1971

Creator:
Ranson, Nancy Sussman, 1905-1993  Search this
Ranson, Nancy Sussman, 1905-1993  Search this
Subject:
American Society of Contemporary Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brooklyn Society of Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
MacDowell Colony  Search this
George Binet Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8355
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210528
AAA_collcode_ransnanc
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210528

Nancy Sussman Ranson papers

Creator:
Ranson, Nancy Sussman, 1905-1993  Search this
Names:
American Society of Contemporary Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Brooklyn Society of Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
George Binet Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
MacDowell Colony  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1925-1971
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; biographical data; 2 sketchbooks; catalogs and exhibit announcements; photographs of Nancy Ranson; photographs and slides of Ranson's work; clippings and other printed material, including a volume of 54 original lithographic advertisements by members of the Artists Equity Association, IMPROVISATIONS, Vol. IV published by Artists Equity Fund, Inc., 1953; papers relating to the George Binet Gallery, the MacDowell Colony and the Brooklyn Society of Artists, later known as the American Society of Contemporary Artists.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, serigrapher; New York City.
Provenance:
Donated 1976 by Nancy Ranson.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Serigraphers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.ransnanc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ransnanc

American Society of Contemporary Artists records

Creator:
American Society of Contemporary Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brooklyn Society of Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Ascher, Mary G. (Mary Goldman), b. 1900  Search this
Connelly, William J. -- Photographs  Search this
Facci, Domenico, 1916-1994  Search this
Fohr, Jenny  Search this
Paris, Dorothy, b. 1899  Search this
Ranson, Nancy Sussman, 1905-1993  Search this
Smul, Ethel Lubell, b. 1897  Search this
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 4 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1917-1985
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, (1951-1970), business records (1917-1980), scrapbooks (1949-1970), and printed material (1933-1985).
REELS D243-D244: Correspondence (1951-1965) concerning the Society's membership, exhibition activities, and related business topics; a cashbook (1918-1921) listing the payment of dues; a guest register records attendance of exhibitions (1949-1955); two notebooks contain minutes of meetings (1917-1965); minutes of the Board of Governors' meetings (1918-1965); a proclamation concerning travelling exhibitions (1957); printed material; and two scrapbooks.
REELS 1708-1709: Correspondence (1965-1970) concerning general Society business topics, exhibitions, and financial topics. Correspondents include prominent members Domenico Facci, Jenny Fohr, Dorothy Paris, Nancy Ranson, Ethel Smul, and John von Wicht. Also, a history of ASCA; membership lists (1956, 1958, and 1969); a notebook containing minutes of meetings (1965-1970); financial reports (1963-1970); and two scrapbooks.
REEL 1817: Photograph of William J. Connelly, manager of exhibits, Public Relations Department, Union Carbide Corporation, receiving the 1973 American Society of Contemporary Artists Award from Mary Ascher, President of the Society. The photograph was previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II, and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the American Society of Contemporary Artists records.
REEL 2786: Correspondence (1980), primarily letters to members from ASCA president Harold M. LeRoy concerning exhibitions; minutes of meetings, 1973-44, and 1979-1980; a membership list; printed materials, and reports.
UNMICROFILMED: Letters and printed material, 1983-1985.
Biographical / Historical:
Est. 1917 as Brooklyn Society of Artists. Membership limited to artists living or working in Brooklyn. Exhibitions were held in various galleries including at Abraham and Straus, the Pratt Institute, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and other cultural centers in Brooklyn. In 1919, membership was extended to artists outside Brooklyn and in 1954, the Society held its first travelling exhibition. As membership grew to encompass the entire United States, the Society's name was changed in 1963 to the American Society of Contemporary Artists, or the ASCA.
Provenance:
Records filmed on reels D243-D244 were originally lent August 1965 via Mrs. Elizabeth Erlanger. They were donated along with new material, which was filmed on reels 1708-1709, in June 1973, via Mary Ascher, president. Constance Scharff, recording secretary, donated 12 items in 1979, Harold LeRoy donated 32 items during his presidency in 1980, and in 1985, an additional 0.2 linear feet of material was donated by Edith L. Abrams, who served as ASCA president from 1983-1985. Provenance of photo on reel 1817 unknown, microfilmed in 1980 as part of AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection-Two.
Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- History -- Sources  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Identifier:
AAA.amersoci
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amersoci

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