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Ruth Tears papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AAA 6688

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.

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.


  • 1951-1972


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.


0.2 linear feet

2 partial Microfilm Reels

Biographical / Historical

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.

Reel 2684: Originals returned to the lender, Lisa Olsen, after microfilming.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 2684 and 3476 available for use through interlibrary loan.

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Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Art Project Microfilm Repository