Guide to the Papers of Ruth Abrams (1912-1986),
1934-1986 (bulk 1970s)

Processed by Bob Sink, Inna Giter, and Dianne Ritchey Oummia

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Descriptive Summary

Creator:Ruth Abrams (1912-1986)
Title: Papers of Ruth Abrams
Dates: 1934-1986
Abstract: This collection consists of materials that focus on the life and art of Ruth Abrams. Documents include personal papers, writings by Ruth Abrams concerning her art and career, and material concerning exhibits of her artwork. The majority of the documents focus on her series of small-scale paintings known as Microcosms and her related film, Paradox of the Big. The collection also includes many photographs, both personal and of artwork.
Languages:This collection is in English.
Quantity: 5.5 linear feet
Repository: Yeshiva University. Museum
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Biographical Note

Ruth Abrams was born in Brooklyn, New York. In the 1930s she studied art at the Art Students' League, Columbia University, and the School of Social Research, and worked in the ateliers of sculptors William Zorach, Aleksandr Archipenko, and Jose de Creeft, and painters John Graham, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Wallace Harrison.

At the age of nineteen Ruth Abrams married Charles Abrams, who would later become a prominent urban planner and housing expert as well as a member of Governor Harriman's cabinet. The couple had two daughters, Judith and Abby.

Between 1965 and 1966, Ruth Abrams was Art Director for the New School of Social Research Association. She also lectured at the Parsons School of Design and elsewhere on changing perceptions of space as affected by advanced space technology.

Ruth Abrams was a painter of the New York School. As early as the 1940s she exhibited at the American Contemporary Art Gallery along with Hans Hofmann, I. Rice Pererira and Giorgio Cavallon and, over the years, remained closely associated with Abstract Expressionists. Ruth Abrams devoted an impressive body of work to such problems as visual perspective and the image of space and scale. Beginning in the late 1950s Ruth Abrams was preoccupied with the technique of action painting in relation to cosmic space. She created a series of paintings in small format called Microcosms. In the 1970s Ruth Abrams produced a film, Paradox of the Big, to further explain her artistic vision. The film sought to remove the viewer from any sense of scale and concentrated on the vision of the work, the loss of horizon line, the sense of endlessness, and speed that Abrams wanted to impart.


1912 Born in Brooklyn
1930s Studied painting with Alexander Brook at Art Students League; studied sculpture with William Zorach and Aleksander Archipenko; shared studio with Raphael Soyer
1931 Married Charles Abrams, lawyer and urban planner
1933 Mother died; traveled to Mexico with a fellow artist
1934 Solo exhibition held at A.C.A. Gallery, New York
1940sGave birth to daughters Judith and Abby; prepared for second solo exhibtion at A.C.A. Gallery; traveled to Paris; became friends with Milton Resnick, Phillip Pavia, Willem de Kooning and other members of the Artists Club; studied with Yasuo Kuniyoshi at the Art Students League
1943 Participated in group exhibition at A.C.A. Gallery, New York
1944 Participated in group exhibition at Artists League, New York
1947 Participated in group exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery if Art, Washington, D.C.
1949 Solo exhibition held at A.C.A. Gallery, New York; returns to figurative work with Judy in Jeans
1950s Studied with Wallace Harrison and John Graham in their respective studios
1954 Solo exhibition held at The Artists Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts; participated in group exhibition at Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, Massachusetts
1956 Solo exhibition held at Roko Gallery, New York; participated in group exhibitions at Stable Gallery, New York and Tanager Gallery, New York
1958 Participated in the Armory Exhibition, New York
1959 Solo exhibition held at Roko Gallery, New York ; participated in group exhibitions at Camino Gallery, New York and Tanager Gallery, New York
1962 Solo exhibition held of Microcosms at D'Arcy Gallery, New York; participated in group exhibitions at Smolins Gallery, New York and East Hampton Gallery, New York
1963 Solo exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Caracas, Venezuela; participated in group exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas
1964 Solo exhibition held at M.I.T.'s Faculty Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1965 Participated in group exhibitions at East Hampton Gallery, New York; served as director of The New School for Social Research Associates Gallery (until 1966)
1968 Solo exhibition held at Shepherd Gallery, New York
1969 Solo exhibition held at M.I.T.'s Faculty Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1976 Solo exhibition held at Delson-Richter Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel; participated in group exhibitions at Landmark Gallery, New York and 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University
1977 Solo exhibition held at 80 Washington Square East Galleries (first screening of her film Paradox of the Big); participated in group shows at 80 Washington Square East Galleries, Pleiades Gallery, New York and Landmark Gallery, New York
1978 Solo exhibition held at Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas and Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
1979 Participated in group exhibitions at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, Landmark Gallery, New York, and Marymount Manhattan College, New York
1981 Participated in group exhibition the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1985 Solo exhibition held of the Haiku paintings at the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University; traveled to Israel
1986 Died of heart disease on March 12

NOTE: A detailed biography can be found in Ruth Abrams. Paintings, 1940 to 1985. New York: Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, 1986. A copy of this publication can be found in the reference library of Yeshiva University Museum.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the artistic career of the New York painter Ruth Abrams (1912-1986), and includes Ruth Abrams' research notes, essays, correspondence with galleries and artists, clippings about exhibits, photographs and a video tape of Ruth Abrams' film.

The papers span 1934 to 1986 with the bulk of materials falling in the 1970s. The documents are primarily in English, although some of the clippings and exhibit material are in Spanish. The collection has been arranged in six series: Series I: General; Series II: Written Material; Series III: Microcosms; Series IV: Paradox of the Big; Series V: Exhibits; and Series VI: Visual Material.

The collection focuses primarily on Ruth Abrams' artwork and her writings. The largest part of the collection consists of clippings and brochures about Ruth Abrams' exhibits (Series V). She had solo and group exhibits mostly in New York City galleries, but also in Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and abroad in Venezuela and Israel. Photographs documenting various exhibits as well as photographs, transparencies, and a few slides of Abrams' art can be found in Series VI: Visual Material. Additionally, the collection also contains correspondence with colleagues and with galleries regarding exhibits, film production and other topics related to Ruth Abrams' artwork. Included is also documentation on loans, gifts, and purchases of Abrams' art.

Another large portion of materials constitute Ruth Abrams' writings. It is mostly essays about the main themes and concepts of her art, such as the idea of Microcosms, Paradox of the Big, and changes in modern visual perspective. There are also drafts of novels, short stories, and a play. Included are also Ruth Abrams' reviews about other artists' work. Most of the writings about the Microcosms are located in Series III: Microcosms, however Series V: Exhibits contains some publications about Microcosms exhibits, and Series IV: Paradox of the Big includes a few notes on Microcosms because of the interrelation of both concepts.

The collection also contains papers and visual materials dealing with Ruth Abrams' personal life, such as family correspondence, biographical information about Abrams, miscellaneous clippings collected by Abrams that were of interest to her, and a few personal photographs with friends.

Ruth Abrams' paintings are part of the Collection of Yeshiva University Museum.

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The collection is comprised of six series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to qualified researchers. A minimum of two weeks’ advance notice is required to access these archival materials. For further information and to make an appointment, please contact Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011. E-mail:

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011. E-mail:

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Separated Materials

Sketches, drawings and small oil paintings by Ruth Abrams were separated from the archives and are part of the Collection of the Yeshiva University Museum.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Papers of Ruth Abrams; box number; Yeshiva University Museum. Please send two copies of any publication citing Yeshiva University Museum's material to the Collection Curator.

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Access points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.


Series I: General, 1945-1986

1.2 linear feet + 2 oversized folders

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content:

This series is comprised of items of a broad nature that relate to Ruth Abrams' life, interests, and artwork. This includes biographical information, personal papers, articles, and documents pertaining to the disposition of Abrams artwork and other topics.

The Biographical section contains documents from biographic indexes in which Ruth Abrams was included and biographical outlines which were used in exhibits. Personal papers include correspondence to, from, and about Ruth Abrams, an appointment book, and legal papers. Correspondence is between Abrams and various family members, associates, and friends, including a letter from Lewis Mumford. The larger amount of the correspondence is personal and family-related.

Articles include newspaper and magazine clippings of interest to Abrams and which she collected. Some of the topics are: exhibits of her paintings, various artistic themes, and articles on outer space, exploration, and astronomy. Book reviews and some clippings are often annotated or marked by Abrams to show sections of the articles she found interesting. One large folder contains papers related to the fate of various works by Abrams, including documents on loans, donations, and purchases of her art collection. The rest of the documents pertain to various organizations and individuals.

Box TitleDate
1 Abrams, Charlesundated, 1971
1 Amarillo Art Museum1976-1985
1 Amigos del museo de bellas artes de Caracas1963
1 Anxiety and Intellectual Life undated
1 Appointment Book1978
1 Architectural Association Journal1967
1 Archives of American Art1958-1982
1 Ast, Psychology and Visual Art1976
1 Biographicalundated, 1976-1978
1 Biographical, American Artists Survey1984
1 Biographical, American Biographical Institute, Inc.1982-1986
1 Biographical, Contemporary Personages1980
1 Biographical, International Biography1979
1 Biographical, International Directory1978-1980
1 Biographical, International Who's Who1977-1978
1 Biographical, Men and Women of Distinction1979
1 Biographical, Thieme-Becker Encyclopedia1979
1 Biographical, Who's Who in American Art1981
1 Biographical, Who's Who of American Women1978
1 Biology Papersundated
1 Book Reviews Collected by Ruth Abramsundated, 1972
1 Clippings, Articles about Other Artists' Workundated
1 Clippings, Articles about Ruth Abrams' Exhibits1950-1977
1 Clippings, Articles of Interest to Ruth Abrams1973-1977
Box TitleDate
 Clippings, Articles of Interest to Ruth Abrams: Bienal Armando Reveron [see oversized box OS 1]undated
Box TitleDate
1 Clippings, Articles on Space and Explorationundated, 1973-1984
Box TitleDate
2 Collection of Ruth Abrams' Art: Gifts, Loans, Purchasesundated, 1950-1984
2 Columbia University1981
2 Corcoran Gallery of Artundated
2 Correspondence about Ruthundated, 1956
2 Correspondence from Ruth undated, 1948-1985
2 Correspondence to Ruth undated, 1945-1989
2 Correspondence to Ruth: Photocopies1972-1978
2 Eisenberg, Sonja1980
2 Elderly Projectundated
2 Exposición Internacional1968
2 Fiorella LaGuardia Awards1975
2 Food Additivesundated
2 Freeman, Joseph1962
2 Futurism and its Outgrowth from Cubismundated
2 Graficas de Ciudad Mendoza, Ver. undated
2 Grey Gallery, NYU, Thomas Sonolowski1985
2 Institute of International Educationundated
2 Israel Related Materials1985
Box TitleDate
 Israel Related Materials: Map of Jerusalem [see oversized box OS 1]
Box TitleDate
3 Kiesler, Frederick1962, 1982
3 Lecturesundated, 1952, 1980
3 Legal Papers1980-1984
3 Lists of Artworkundated
3 Lists of Names and addresses undated, 1963-1971
3 Multi-Regional International Women's Project1975
3 Museum of New Mexico Catalogue1986
3 Nakian, Reuben1952-1958
3 National Collection of Fine Artsundated
3 National Council of Women 1976
3 New School for Social Researchundated
3 Paintings used as illustrationsundated, 1958
3 Publication: Pictures on Exhibit1979
3 Receiptsundated, 1985
3 Resnick, Milton1979-1984
3 Ruth's Health Information1980
3 Stevens, Wallace, "The Relations Between Poetry and Painting"1951
3 Stratford College Art 1973
3 Tribute to American Realism, A1976
3 West Village Art Show1965
3 Whitney Museumundated, 1940s-1948
3 WNYC1984
3 Zucker, Paul1950
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Series II: Written Material,  1950-1982

0.6 linear foot

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content:

This series is comprised of Abrams' creative writing, essays, and notes, as well as one folder of reviews and comments about her art.

Writings consist of both fiction and non-fiction works of Ruth Abrams. None of these works appear to have been published. Her non-fiction writings include essays, theses, and creative writing. Abrams' Creativity Thesis focused on the relationship between artists and society, and the role and meaning of art in modern society. Her Perception Thesis discussed themes such as personality projection, perception of figures in artwork, and the psychology of artistic self-expression. Essays include papers on non-art-related topics and discussion of the Great Mother theme, which focuses on topics such as the concept of goddesses and matriarchal figures, maternal manifestations in nature, and similar concepts. Creative writing includes several short stories and a draft of a novel, as well as a lengthy play.

Notes are mostly handwritten drafts and notes for papers and essays. Items in the folder "Personal statements by Ruth Abrams about Her Art" contain notations which describe her development as an artist and explain why she painted and her perception of herself as an artist. Other themes addressed in this folder are the phenomenon of the unexpected, the perception of the viewer, "pure" abstract art, and Abrams' experience with the New York's Artist Club and Abstract Expressionist group. Included is a handwritten transcript of a taped interview with Abrams concerning her artistic development. Excerpts of non-art related personal writing is also available in this subseries, possibly from a journal, which discuss conflicts Abrams dealt with in her personal life.

Reviews consist of handwritten and typewritten reviews by Abrams of other painters' works as well as others' comments on her art. Reviews and comments on her art are both handwritten and typed, and take the form of essays, reviews, poems, and comments expressing reactions upon seeing her work.

Box TitleDate
4 Art Themes: Notesundated, 1950s
4 Creativity Thesisundated
4 Essaysundated
4 Farm and Portia, Theundated
4 France Falls, a Novelundated
4 Great Mother: Essays undated, 1956
4 Great Mother: Notes undated
4 L'Affaire Crab, The Princessundated
4 Notebookundated
4 Notecardsundated
4 Perception and Expression: Notesundated
4 Perception Thesisundated
4 Personal Statements by Ruth Abrams about her Art: Notesundated, 1950s
Box TitleDate
5 Personal Writing, Not Art Related: Notesundated
5 Reviews and Comments by Ruth Abramsundated, 1956-1982
5 Reviews and Comments on Ruth Abrams' Artundated, 1972
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Series III: Microcosms,  1963-1980

0.1. linear foot

Arranged by topic.

Scope and Content:

The concept of Microcosms was one of the central themes of Ruth Abrams' art. In the early 1960s Abrams' work was diametrically opposed in scale to that of the New York School. The artist reduced the massive images, common to the Abstract Expressionist movements, into a few square inches of color and space. The Microcosms were envisioned as freed from the arbitrary horizon line, which has been an artistic reference point for centuries. By representing infinite cosmic spaces within a small frame Ruth Abrams continued her exploration of the concepts of scale and space in painting.

This series consists mostly of Ruth Abrams handwritten and typewritten writings on the concept of Microcosms, including drafts of essays prepared for publication.

This Series also contains a list of Ruth Abrams' paintings and some promotional materials for Microcosms exhibits, including brochures and final versions of essays on Microcosms.

Box TitleDate
6 Inventory list, Promotional materialundated, 1977
6 Musings and notes on microcosmsundated, 1963-1980
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Series IV: Paradox of the Big,  1967-1981

0.3 linear foot

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content:

Series IV contains materials related to the production of Ruth Abrams' film Paradox of the Big. The concept of the Paradox evolved out of Ruth Abrams explorations of Microcosms ( see Series III). The small scale of Microcosms painting sought to convey the idea that, when viewed from the unthinkable vantage point of infinity, any scale within the range of our cognitive capacity is meaningless. Ruth Abrams focused on those forces in the world that transcend human experience. This explains the use of the smallest possible images to represent forms whose infinite size is beyond human's ability to comprehend. The film Paradox of the Big was about a visionary exploration in space as expressed in Ruth Abrams' painting.

The largest folder of this series contains Ruth Abrams' handwritten and typewritten notes on the film and several annotated drafts of the scripts. In this folder the researcher will find drafts of essays explaining the idea of the film, writings about camera technique used, lists of administrative things to do, notes on script by Ruth's friend/colleague Joe (presumably Joe MacCarthy).

The rest of the materials in this series document different stages of the film production: grant applications to the CAPS (Creative Artists Public Service Program) and to the New York State Council of the Arts; budget documents, distribution agreements; correspondence and comments on the film, promotional materials; interviews; and a video tape of the film itself.

Included are also drafts of Ruth Abrams' article "Some Aspects of Visual Perception Today", which she wrote during the production of the Paradox of the Big.

Box TitleDate
6 Adminstrative: Budgets, Agreements, Correspondence with Producer1973-1976
6 Applications, CAPS1976-1977
6 Applications to New York State Council on the Arts1975
6 Correspondence and Commentsundated, 1967-1976
6 Eastern Sociological Society Film Festival1981
6 Notes on the Film, Drafts of Scriptundated, 1975
6 Olympic Media Material1976-1978
6 Promotional Material, Film Summaries1975
6 Ringling School of Arts, Sarasota, FL, Screening and Lectureundated, 1978
6 Transcripts of Interviewsundated
6 Videotape of film
6 "Visual Perception Today"—notes and drafts of articleundated, 1974
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Series V: Exhibits, 1934-1983

0.8 linear foot + 2 oversized folders

Arranged alphabetically by gallery or exhibit.

Scope and Content:

This series contains information on Ruth Abrams' solo and group exhibits in the United States and abroad. Materials include clippings, exhibit announcements, brochures, posters, correspondence with galleries, lists of works, press releases. For a list of galleries refer to the Container List and Chronology of Ruth Abrams' life.

Box TitleDate
7 ACA Gallery1934 Nov. 25-1934 Dec. 8
7 ACA Gallery1943
7 ACA Gallery1949-1959
7 Albright College1977 Oct.- 1977 Nov.
7 Amarillo (includes writings on microcosms)1977
7 Amarillo Art Center Jan. 1978- 1983
7 Anderson Gallery Show, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.1978 March
7 The Artists Gallery, Provincetown, Mass.1954
7 Camino Gallery, First Group Show undated
7 Camino Gallery, Five Contemporary Painters, 25 Years Retrospective1959 April 17-1959 May 7
7 Camino Gallery Group Show 1956 Dec. 14-1957 Jan. 3
Box TitleDate
 Camino Gallery: Posters [see oversized box OS1]1957
Box TitleDate
7 Camino Gallery, Reviews 1957 -1959
7 Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes1963
7 City and Country School1960
Box TitleDate
8 Contemporary Arts Gallery, Loeb Student Center, NYUundated, 1962, 1976-1977
8 Corcoran Gallery of Artundated, 1947-1981
8 Court Galleryundated, 1975-1977
8 Critics Choice of Artists1960
8 D'Arcyundated, 1962
8 Delson-Richter1976
8 East Hampton Gallery1963
Box TitleDate
 Exhibition of Eighty Paintings [see oversized box OS1]undated
Box TitleDate
8 Grey Gallery NYU1985
8 Grey Gallery NYU1986
8 Kenmore Galleriesundated, Sept. 21- Oct. 20
8 Landmark Gallery1977
8 Landmark Gallery1979 Dec. 15-1980 Jan. 3
8 Marymount Manhattan College1979
8 MIT Faculty Club1967
8 MIT Faculty Club1969
8 New School Associates Exhibit1966
8 Pleiades Gallery1977
8 Provincetown Artists Gallery 1954
8 Roko Galleryundated
8 Roko Gallery1956
8 Roko Gallery1959 May 4-1959 May 7
8 Schlesinger-Boisanté Gallery1984
8 Shepherd Gallery1968 April 3- 1968 April 27
8 Smolin Gallery1962 Sept. 25-1962 Oct. 13
8 Stable Gallery1956
8 Tanager Gallery1956 Dec.- 1957 Jan.
8 Tanager1959
8 Tenth Street1957- 1959
8 Visual Artists Coalition 1977
8 Visual Artists Coalition, Contemporary Arts Gallery --NYU1976-1977
8 Visual Artists Coalition, First Women's Bank1979
8 Visual Artists Coalition, Marymount Manhattan College1979
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Series VI: Visual Material, 1950s-1980s

1.2 linear feet + 2 oversized folders

Arranged by type of material and topic.

Scope and Content:

Consists of approximately 350 photographs (both black-and-white and color), negatives, a few slides, and transparencies, as well as an oversized sketch. There are approximately 60-70 personal photographs. Other than Abrams, the few individuals who are identified are: Sandra Gilbert (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Charles Abrams, Ruth Anschen, Barry Heiney, Kouzmanoff, and Agda Roebuot. About eighty percent of this series consists of photographs of Abrams' artwork; only some of which are identified and most are undated. There are frequently multiple shots of the same painting. The series also contains four images of unidentified sculptures.

Box TitleDate
9 Photos: Personal - Abzug, Bella and Kitt, Erthaundated
9 Photos: Personal - Accepting Award for Charles Abramsundated
9 Photos: Personal - At home1983
9 Photos: Personal - At Workundated
9 Photos: Personal - Exhibitionsundated
9 Photos: Personal - Exhibits- Contemporary Art Gallery, NYU1977
9 Photos: Personal - Exhibits - Loeb Center, NYUundated
9 Photos: Personal - Exhibits - Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela1963
9 Photos: Personal - Family Photographs1935-1949
9 Photos: Personal - Family Photographsundated
9 Photos: Personal - Framed photographsundated
9 Photos: Personal - Head Shotsundated
9 Photos: Personal - Interviewundated
9 Photos: Personal - St. Tropez1950s
9 Photos: Personal - with Harold Rosenberg and Dorothy Millerundated
9 Photos: Personal - with Unidentified Manundated
9 Photos: Personal - with Unidentified Womanundated
9 Photos: Personal - Yugoslaviaundated
Box TitleDate
10 Photos: Artwork - Baldwin Estate Collectionundated
10 Photos: Artwork - Ballet, Theatre1940s
10 Photos: Artwork - Camino Gallery Exhibit1957
10 Photos: Artwork - Carnegie Institute Collectionundated
10 Photos: Artwork - Circles and Rectangles1960s
10 Photos: Artwork - City, theundated
10 Photos: Artwork - Conversationundated, 1960s
10 Photos: Artwork - Couple, the1954
10 Photos: Artwork - D'Arcy Exhibit1962
10 Photos: Artwork - "Dupes and Projects"
10 Photos: Artwork - Figuresundated, 1954-1967
10 Photos: Artwork - Flowers, Fire Island
10 Photos: Artwork - Fruitscapesundated, 1940s, 1952-1953
10 Photos: Artwork - Girl with Blue Rebosa, Taxco Indians1934
10 Photos: Artwork - Great Mother/ Goddess, Demeter, Persephone1956
10 Photos: Artwork - Hiroshimaundated
10 Photos: Artwork - Judy/ Judithundated, 1946, 1952
10 Photos: Artwork - Landscapesundated, 1954
10 Photos: Artwork - Leda- Swansundated
10 Photos: Artwork - Mystery of a Roomundated, 1947, 1976
10 Photos: Artwork - Myth Paintingsundated
10 Photos: Artwork - Obsolete Paintingsundated
10 Photos: Artwork - Purchased byundated
10 Photos: Artwork - Roko Gallery1957-1959
Box TitleDate
11 Photos: Artwork - Sculptures, not by Ruth Abramsundated
11 Photos: Artwork - Self-Portrait1960
11 Photos: Artwork - Shepherd Gallery Exhibitundated, 1963
11 Photos: Artwork - Spaceundated, 1957
11 Photos: Artwork - Speakeasy1947
11 Photos: Artwork - Study in Planesundated
11 Photos: Artwork - Tender Embrace1957
11 Photos: Artwork - Three Adolescentsundated, 1950s
11 Photos: Artwork - Two Womenundated, 1955-1980s
11 Photos: Artwork - Unsorted - B/Wundated, 1934-1954
Box TitleDate
 Photos: Artwork - Unsorted - B/W: Oversized [see oversized box OS1]undated
Box TitleDate
11 Photos: Artwork - Unsorted - B/W: Untitled1950s-1960s
11 Photos: Artwork - Unsorted - Colorundated
11 Photos: Artwork - Wellfleet Rememberedundated, 1982
11 Negatives: Artworkundated
11 Negatives: Artwork - Microcosmsundated
Box TitleDate
 Sketch: Oversized [see oversized box OS1]undated
Box TitleDate
11 Slides: Artworkundated, 1959
11 Transparencies: Artwork undated
11 Transparencies: Personal - Exhibits - Loeb Center, NYU
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OVERSIZED MATERIAL, unadted, 1984, 1957

Box TitleDate
OS 1 General: Clippings, Articles of Interest to Ruth Abrams: Bienal Armando Reveronundated
OS 1 General: Israel Related Material: Map of Jerusalem1984
OS 1 Exhibits: Camino Gallery, Posters1957
OS 1 Exhibits: Exhibition of Eighty Paintingsundated
OS 1 Visual Materials: Photos: Art Work - Unsorted - B/W, Oversizedundated
OS 1 Visual Materials: Sketch, Oversizedundated
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