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Ruth Bernhard Papers

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Bernhard, Ruth

Ruth Bernhard was a German-born American photographer best known for her complex black-and-white still lifes and classical photographs of the female nude. Born in Berlin in 1905, Bernhard followed her father, the graphic designer Lucian Bernhard, to New York City in 1927, after two years at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. In New York, Bernhard photographed commercially and independently, while becoming heavily involved with the lesbian subculture of the city's art community. Lifesavers, her first published still life photograph, appeared in Advertising Arts in January, 1931. During her early years in New York, Bernhard also briefly worked for Ralph Steiner at The Delineator magazine and produced the photography for Machine Art, the first exhibition catalog published by the Museum of Modern Art, in 1934. As Bernhard recounts in her memoirs, what would become a life-long study of the female nude began during the shoot for this catalog, when Bernhard asked a friend to pose nude inside of a large industrial stainless steel bowl to make the shot more interesting.

Bernhard met the photographer Edward Weston on a trip to California in 1935, an event which became a major catalyst for her career. Her first solo show was held at the Jake Zeitlin Gallery in Los Angeles in 1936, after which time she frequently traveled between New York, California, and other locations to shoot, including Florida, where she worked with conchologist Jean Schwengel to photograph seashells. After working for the Women's Land Army on a New Jersey farm in support of the war effort in the early 1940s, Bernhard moved to Carmel, California in 1944, and later to San Francisco in 1953, where she became associated with the Modernist West Coast photographers of Group f/64, including Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Minor White, and her mentor, Edward Weston.

Working from her San Francisco studio in the 1950s and 1960s, Bernhard produced many of her most iconic images of the female nude, including Classic Torso (1952), In the Box, Horizontal (1962), and Two Forms (1963), which were later included in The Eternal Body, her first photographic monograph of nudes, published in 1986. Bernhard gained widespread recognition as an artist beginning in the 1970s, after her work was included in two major exhibitions, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Women in Photography: A Historical Survey in 1975, and Recollections: Ten Women of Photography, which opened at the International Center of Photography in New York in 1979.

Just as she was coming into her fame, a near-fatal carbon monoxide poisoning incident in the mid-1970s left Bernhard unable to continue taking photographs. She made her last exposure in 1976, of a crushed teapot, though afterwards she continued to produce and sell prints of her earlier work with the help of printers Michael Kenna and Saïd Nuseibeh.

After the incident, teaching became Bernhard's primary activity, and she developed a loyal following of students drawn to her attention to vision and light. Beginning in 1961, Bernhard offered classes privately, as well as for the University of California Extension program, the Ansel Adams workshops in Yosemite, and the John Sexton workshops in Carmel, eventually becoming a highly respected instructor in the photographic medium and offering master classes internationally. Bernhard died in San Francisco in 2006 at age 101.

This collection documents over seventy years of Ruth Bernhard's life, from her start as a serious photographer in the 1930s, at a time when photography was gaining status as a fine art form, until her death in 2006 at age 101, by which time she was internationally well-known both for her contributions to the field of photography and for her long and successful teaching career. Though some photographs from her early life in Germany are present, as well as occasional materials from her early career, such as photocopies of correspondence with her mentor, Edward Weston, the majority of materials in the collection pertain to Bernhard's activities from the 1960s through the early 2000s.

The papers contain a wide array of materials relevant to Bernhard's personal and professional life, including personal and business correspondence and papers related to her career as a professional photographer and teacher of photography, a small amount of photographic work, some manuscripts and proofs for her published and unpublished books and portfolios, publicity materials, exhibition and auction catalogs and brochures, photography props, teaching materials and hand-outs, appointment books, and a large collection of memorabilia, including snapshots of Bernhard, collected fine art photographs and artwork by others, photograph albums, gifts, personal effects, and awards. Occasional audio and visual materials are also present, including slides, cassette tapes, and VHS tapes documenting various events, awards ceremonies, interviews, and lectures, as well as some kept for personal interest.

Absent from the papers are Bernhard's silver gelatin prints and original negatives, which are held by the Princeton University Art Museum. It should also be noted that Bernhard disposed of many of her 8 x 10" negatives, especially her commercial work, when she stopped photographing in 1976, resulting in the lack of materials related to much of her commercial photography in the papers.

Item description was provided by the Princeton University Art Museum. Though this legacy description deviates substantially from standard archival description practices, it was retained in order to avoid the loss of potentially valuable information. Researchers should keep this in mind when using this description to navigate the collection, referring to series and subseries-level description for a broader summary of contents. It should also be noted that throughout this item description, "Ruth Bernhard" has often been abbreviated as "RB."

The collection is arranged into five major series, with additional subdivisions. Though individual items were often described at the item-level by Art Museum staff, they were not physically or intellectually arranged to the same level of detail. While this legacy description was retained, researchers should note that additional arrangement has not generally been implemented below the series or subseries level.

Transferred from the Princeton University Art Museum in 2013 (AM 2014-62). An additional interview with Ruth Bernhard received by the Princeton University Art Museum was transferred in 2016 (AM 2017-20).

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in January - February, 2014. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in February - March, 2014, using item description provided by Emily McVeigh of the Princeton University Art Museum in 2013. Finding aid updated by Kelly Bolding in 2016

Nothing was discarded or transferred in the processing of this collection.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Kelly Bolding
Finding Aid Date
2014
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright and literary rights for materials in this collection that were created by Ruth Bernhard are held by the Trustees of Princeton University. Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Collection Inventory

Arrangement

This series is arranged into three subseries.

Scope and Contents

This series includes three distinct file runs of correspondence and other personal papers and business files, distinguished by their creator and level of organization. The first run contains vertical files kept by Ruth Bernhard, sorted by topic. The second contains artificial files by and about Bernhard, organized chronologically by topic and maintained by the Princeton University Art Museum, including original correspondence as well as correspondence between museum staff and various parties, along with articles by and about Bernhard, exhibition catalogs, workshop materials and advertisements, reproductions of photographs, publishing agreements, and more. The third contains unsorted correspondence and enclosures that Bernhard kept loose in boxes.

These files include a diverse mix of personal and business correspondence and other documents, ranging from birthday cards to living wills to publishing contracts. Bernhard maintained close friendships with many of her business contacts, students, and colleagues, resulting in the frequent presence of correspondence of a mixed nature within this series. Researchers should note that Subseries 1A and 1C contain a mix of personal and business files and correspondence, while Subseries 1B provides a more linear picture of Bernhard's professional career.

Physical Description

23 boxes

Arrangement

Original order was preserved.

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of a file run kept by Ruth Bernhard, primarily including business correspondence related to publishing, permissions, print sales, workshops, teaching engagements, video appearances, interviews, exhibitions, and the sale of her photographic archive, along with some personal correspondence, such as fan mail and birthday cards, as well as occasional snapshots, address books, and articles where Bernhard's work was featured or reviewed.

Of note is a planner, included at the end of the subseries, used to document the chronology of Bernhard's major publications, exhibitions, and awards throughout her career. Also of note are a draft of Margaretta Mitchell's biography, Ruth Bernhard: Between Art and Life, submitted to Bernhard for edits prior to publication of the book in 2000, as well as a draft for Bernhard's 1960s unpublished book project, The Eye Beyond.

Though their original order does not follow any strict arrangement scheme, papers are generally sorted by subject. When no original folder label was present, a title was supplied based on the folder's contents.

Physical Description

7 boxes

Holiday Cards and Miscellaneous Mail, 2004-2006. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Heimerdinger, Debra: Contracts and Correspondence, 1996-1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Partial List of Exhibitions, 1936-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibits and Installations, 1991-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibitions: General, 1997-2002. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibitions: Pending, 1996-1999. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Publications: Articles About Ruth Bernhard (Originals), 1975-1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publications: Articles About Ruth Bernhard (Xeroxes), 1946-1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publications: Ruth Bernhard Listed, 1975-1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publications: Interviews with Ruth Bernhard, 1975-1987. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence Related to Videos about Ruth Bernhard, 1979-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Creative Mind Video Transcript, 1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ruth Bernhard's Biographical Writings, 1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Collected Visions Incorporated: Agreements, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Collected Visions Incorporated: General, 1981. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Collected Visions Incorporated: Legal, 1981-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Collected Visions Incorporated: Financial, 1980-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Biographical Information about Ruth Bernhard, 1976-1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Burrill, Robert L.: Artistic Film Productions (Video), 1985-1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Appraisal of Ruth Bernhard Archive by Scott Nichols, 1983 February 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence about Sale of Ruth Bernhard Archive, 1975-1986. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Acquisitions: Documentation and Correspondence, 1941-2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Awards and Honors: Correspondence and Certificates, 1961-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence Related to and Xerox Copies of Paintings by Lucian Bernhard, 1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Four Address Books, circa 1960s-1990s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach Traveling Exhibition: Correspondence and Catalog, 1996 October 8-1998 May 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibitions Completed, 1995-1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition at Hearst Gallery, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, California, 1996 November 16-December 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence from Fans and Students, 1990-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sources for Ruth Bernhard Books and Posters, 1994-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Workshops and Lectures Pending, 1996-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Workshops and Lectures: Correspondence and Fan Mail, 1983-1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Price Schedule for Silver Gelatin Prints, 2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photography West Graphics: Filing, 1983-1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photography West Graphics: Book Contracts, 1985-1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Contracts for The Eternal Body: Book, Posters, Note Cards, 1983-1991. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photography West Graphics: Book Signings for the Eternal Body, 1986. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photography West Graphics: Financial Documents and Correspondence, 1983-1991. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Xerox Copies of Prints and Articles Labeled "To Be Filed", circa 1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Biographical Materials, Drafts of Letters, and Workshop Lists, 1981-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Brochures, Catalogs, and Cut-Outs of Ruth Bernhard Insignia, circa 1980s-1990s. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Articles and Biographical Writing about Ruth Bernhard, 1981-1989. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Class Materials and Course Descriptions, circa 1968-1990. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Comments by Ruth Bernhard About Her Work, circa 1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Reviews of Ruth Bernhard's Work, 1980-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Publicity Releases, 1967-1985. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"At the Modern San Francisco Museum of Modern Art" Newsletter (4 copies), 1986 September-October. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gift of The Commonplace Book Materials, 1982-1991. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Utah State University: Correspondence with Dr. Twain Tippetts, 1965-1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ginny Williams Gallery Correspondence, 1986-1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Reprint Mint Correspondence and License Agreements, 1993-1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Correspondence, 1980-1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art, Paul J. Karlstrom Correspondence, 1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Permissions Granted and Sought, 1978-1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Museum Correspondence, 1975-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Nuseibeh, Saïd: Print Materials, 1999-2002. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mitchell, Margaretta: Correspondence Related to Recollections: Ten Women of Photography, 1979-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kodak, Rochester, New York: Correspondence with Kenneth T. Lassiter, 1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kenna, Michael and Camille: Correspondence, Photographs, and Brochures, 1960-2005. 2 folders.
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2 folders

International Center of Photography, New York, Cornell Capa: Correspondence and Press Releases, 1970-1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Eastman, Hal: Correspondence, 1996-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Collectors Correspondence and Catalogs, 1975-1985. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Contracts and Agreements, 1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Camerawork Quarterly Business Correspondence, 1985. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona: Correspondence and Publicity Materials, 1976-2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California: Letter and Pamphlet, 1995-2002. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chronicle Books Invoices, Correspondence, and Catalogs, 1992-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Woodrose Publishing: Correspondence Related to Lux 4 and Gift of the Commonplace, 1994-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France: Invoices and Correspondence, 1976-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Auctions Catalogs and Price Lists, 1979-1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Addresses of Students and Workshop Prospects, 1989-2001. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibitions Completed, 1986-1994. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Europe Exhibitions: Correspondence and Agreements, 1988-1990. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kohler, Michael: Correspondence, 1988-1989. 1 folder.
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1 folder

David Knaus Interview with Revisions by Ruth Bernhard, 1986 October 28-1987 February 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Eye Beyond Draft, 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Book Reference Materials, 1938-1986. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Card from "Joyce", 1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Card from "Alan and Jennifer", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Torn-out Address for Steve Solinsky Photography, 1988. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Birthday Card from "Sue and Steve", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Card from Dayna Moey(?), 1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter of Inquiry about Lucian Bernhard, Forwarded to Ruth Bernhard, Originally from Shirley M. Null, 1998 March 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Birthday Card from "Tomi and Peter", 1985 October 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year" Card from "Gerda", 1988. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Thank-you card from Hal Eastman, 2003. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photograph Titled "South of Durango Mexico", 2001 July 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Season's Greetings Card from Margaretta Mitchell, 2002. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Christmas card from Irene and Max Silten, 2002. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Christmas Card from Mary Ann Helmholtz, 2002. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Happy Holidays Card from Eric J. Keller, 2002. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Christmas Card from Peter and Mary Heller, 2002. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Card from Mertis Shekeloff (Model), 2003. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Thank-you Card from Cara Weston, 2003. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter From "R.T." and Chris Clark, 1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Jay Stock, Recommending Ruth Bernhard for an ASP International Award and Honorary Fellowship, 1998 September 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Card from "Alden", 1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Card from Jeff Shea, 1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Card and Letter from Mary G. Padua, 1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Holiday Photo Card from Mark Citret and Family, 2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Two Ansel Adams Cards from "Jeanne and Michael" and "Virginia", 1988. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Caroline Millette, 1986. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Card from "Ruthie:" "View from my window- the finches that make nature's music 'gainst the blue", 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Blank Card Illustrated by Dr. Alan D. Walden (Chiropractor), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Card from "Camille" with Swan Feather from Luzern, Switzerland, 1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Holiday Card with Family Photos from Carl and Nora Robinson, 1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Season's Greetings Photo Card from Saïd Nuseibeh, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Eric Bernhard (Nephew), 1999 November 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Postcard with "Spanish Patio, Mission Inn, Riverside, California", 2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Holiday Card from Irene and Max Silten, 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Card from Lita Singer, 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Birthday Card from Mary Ann Helmholtz, 1998 October 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

New Years Card from Michael, Camille and Olivia Kenna, 1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Card from Mary and Peter Heller, 1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Holiday Photo Card from Shelley, Alan, and Lucy Stamm, 1987. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Invitation with Map for Ruth Bernhard's 94th Birthday from Margaretta Mitchell, 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Empty Envelope from Mr. Zane B Williams, 1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Address Card from Chris Johnson, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Empty Envelope from John and Ananda Williams, 1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Empty Envelope from Ron and Lori Cheatham, 1989. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Empty Envelope from Jane Lidz, 1989. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Two Color Photographs by Chris Mende of "Larry Doll," Created by Ruth Bernhard, 2003. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Bernhard's "Larry Doll" is included in Series 3.

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1 folder

Thank You Letters, 1997-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Personal, 1983-2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Family, 1980-2001. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence with Other Known Photographers, 1979-2002. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Fan Mail, 1991-2003. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Friends, 1985-2003. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Correspondence: Students, 1997-2003. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Miscellaneous, 1994-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibitions: Correspondence, Catalogs, Articles, 1996-2003. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Teaching Materials, 1995-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Honors and Awards, 1996-1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Letters, Documents, Photographs, and Copies of Letters from Ed Weston, 1938-2002. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Workshops and Lectures (Completed), 1968-1988. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Workshops: Lists of Participant Contact Information and Correspondence, 1982-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sleeved Slides of Bernhard, Workshops, Personal, Family, circa 1919-1980s. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes sleeved slides removed from blue binder.

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1 folder

Miscellaneous Correspondence, Early Photographs of Ruth Bernhard and Others, Articles, Brochures, 1916-2005. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Black Folder of Materials Related to the Ruth Bernhard Winter Exhibition at Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, 1997-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Early Life Contact Prints of Ruth Bernhard with Corresponding 4x5 film (43 photos), circa 1910s-1960s. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes Ed Weston's photograph of Ruth Bernhard.

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2 folders

Houston Center for Photography Print Auction Catalogue (2 copies), 2003. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Houston Center for Photography Print Auction Catalogue, 2006. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Art in America, 2002 June. 1 folder.
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1 folder

American Beauty from Muybridge to Goldin Catalogue, 2003. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Black and White Magazine, 2004 October. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Silver Eye Benefit Auction Catalogue, 2002. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Spectrum Art Gallery Print Auction Catalogue, 2005. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Focus on AIDS 10 Auction Catalogue, 2004. 1 folder.
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1 folder

San Francisco Camerawork's Auction Benefit Catalogue, 2005. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Camera and Darkroom, 1994 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photography in New York International Catalogue, 2002 January-February. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Various Photographs and Contact Sheets of Ruth Bernhard at Events, 1978-1999. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Roll 1 Snapshots, 0-1: Marshall and Jan Bronson, 1933 Packard Whidley Island Airport, Washington, Easter Weekend, 1999 April 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 1 Snapshots, 2-6: Harbor Airlines and Restaurant, 1999 April 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 1 Snapshots, 7-9: Greg Stanuszek, Jem Woolum, and Chris Titler, Burlingame, California, 1999 March 19-March 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 1 Snapshots, 10-11: Mary Jean and John Winkler and MAH Buena Vista - Lunch, 1999 March 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 1 Snapshots, 12-22: At Dea Stanuszek's for Los Angeles County Museum Van Gogh Exhibit, 1999 March 6-March 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 1 Snapshots, 23-24: Wade Acton and Wayne Ellinger -MAH- Marriott Hotel, Burlingame, California, 1999 March 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Snapshots, 0-1: Ruth and Cat Friend, Home of Dr. Dan and Noanie Brown (sister of Jan) Bellingham, Washington for Dinner, 1999 April 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Snapshots, 2: The Eagle "Sighting" (can't see him), Chuckanut(?) Drive between Edison and Bellingham, 1999 April 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Snapshots, 3: Lutheran Church, City of Edison, Washington (a very small town), 1999 April 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Snapshots, 4-6: Ruth in MAH's Room, 1999 April 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Snapshots, 7-9: MAH in bed, Compass Rose, 1999 April 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Snapshots, 12-14: Ruth in Bed, Compass Rose, 1999 April 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Snapshots, 10-11: Marshall, Ruth, and Jan, Opening of Easter Basket Package from Friends on Easter Saturday, 1999 April 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Snapshots, 15-16: View from MAH's Room of Front Yard Compass Rose, Hale on the Lawn, Day of Children's Easter Egg Hunt, 1999 April 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Snapshots, 17-18: Jan, Marshall, and Ruth at Dinner Table, Ruth in Living Room Snacking Before Dinner, 1999 April 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Snapshots, 19-21: Jan and Marshall Bronson in their Copper-clad Kitchen, The Compass Rose, Coupeville, Washington, Easter Weekend, 1999 April 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Snapshots, 22-24: The Compass Rose, Coupeville, on Whidley Island, Washington, Colored Easter Eggs for Easter Egg Hunt by Jan and Marshall Bronson, 1999 April 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 3 Snapshots, 0-2: Exposed (E for Empty), 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 3 Snapshots, 3-5: Ruth and the Packard, 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 3 Snapshots, 6-9: Easter Sunday Brunch, 1999 April 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 3 Snapshots, 10-11: Easter Sunday Brunch, Compass Rose, Judy Lynn and Val Arnold, 1999 April 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 3 Snapshots, 12-13: The Lobby at Compass Rose, Ruth and MAH Portraits, 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 3 Snapshots, 14-24: Easter Weekend, Dr. Dan and Noanie Brown, Bellingham, Washington, Kitsa the Cat, 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 4 Snapshots: Easter Sunday, The Compass Rose, Coupeville, Washington, 1999 April 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 5 Snapshots: Ruth Bernhard Lecture, 1998 April 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 5 Snapshots: Reception for Ruth Bernhard After Lecture Held by Jan and Marshall Bronson, Owners, The Compass Rose, Coupeville, 1998 April 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 5 Snapshots: Easter Sunday Breakfast, The Compass Rose Bed and Breakfast, Coupeville, Washington, 1998 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 5 Snapshots: Judy Lynn Tour of Coupeville Locales (Fort Casey Light House, Main Street) for MAH and Margaretta Mitchell on Easter Sunday, 1998 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 5 Snapshots: Day Two, Bernhard Workshop, 1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 5 Snapshots: Coupeville Art Center, Easter Sunday, 1998 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 5 Snapshots: Bernhard Workshop "Light Walk", 1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 5 Snapshots: Group Photo of Workshop Participants, 1998 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 5 Snapshots: Ruth and MAH in "Lobby" of Compass Rose Bed and Breakfast, 1998 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 5 Snapshots: Farewell to Compass Rose, 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 6 Snapshots: Workshop, 1998 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 6 Snapshots: Easter Sunday, 1998 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 6 Snapshots: Class Group Photo, 1998 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 6 Snapshots: Easter Sunday Light Walk (Judy) Coupeville Arts Center, 1998 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Snapshots of Coupeville, From Judy Lynn, Easter (19 Photos), 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 1 Max/24 Snapshots: Wednesday, View from Room 1003, Vance Hotel, Seattle, Washington, 1998 April 8. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Roll 1 Max/24 Snapshots: Wednesday Ruth, MAH, Judy Lynn in Lobby of Vance Hotel, 1998 April 8. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Roll 1 Max/24 Snapshots: Thursday Brunch at G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Gail Gibson/Claudia Vernia/Ruth/Judy Lynn, 1998 April 9. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Roll 1 Max/24 Snapshots: Ruth and Chet (Gibson Girls dog), MAH holding David (dog), MAH with Chet and David (brothers), Ruth and Jack Spencer, 1998 April 9. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Roll 1 Max/24 Snapshots: Thursday Pike Street Market, Seattle, Ruth/MAH/Judy Lynn with Miss Piggy, Concession Stand, 1998 April 9. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Roll 1 Max/24 Snapshots: Thursday Bernhard-Spencer Opening, G. Gibson Gallery, Julia Weinstein, Ruth, and Julia's brother and sister-in-law (neg. 1), 1998 April 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Max/24 Snapshots: Thursday Bernhard-Spencer Opening (Continued), G. Gibson Gallery, Dinner After Show, 1998 April 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Max/24 Snapshots: Friday Breakfast, Westin Hotel, Gibson Girls, Jack Spencer, Ruth, Judy Lynn, MA, Margaretta Mitchell, 1998 April 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 2 Max/24 Snapshots: Friday Tulip Fields, Skagit Valley, Washington Negatives 1-2, 1998 April 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 3 Max/24 Snapshots: Tulip Fields, Skagit Valley, Washington with Judy Lynn, Margaretta Mitchell, Ruth, MAH, 1998 April 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 3 Max/24 Snapshots: West Shore Acres Flower and Bulb Farm, Mount Vernon, Washington, 1998 April 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 3 Max/24 Snapshots: On Way to Whidbey Island and Coupeville Art Center", 1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 4 400/36 Snapshots: Friday, Sign in Coupeville Announcing Bernhard Lecture on Saturday at Performing Arts Center, 1998 April 10-11. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Roll 4 400/36 Snapshots: Friday, Compass Rose Bed and Breakfast, MAH's Room, Coupeville, Washington, 1998 April 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 4 400/36 Snapshots: Saturday Breakfast at the Compass Rose, 1998 April 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 4 400/36 Snapshots: Saturday Bernhard Workshop Day One, Coupeville Art Center, 1998 April 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roll 4 400/36 Snapshots: Saturday Evening Bernhard Lecture at Performing Arts Center, Proclamation from Mayor of Coupeville, 1998 April 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Album of Snapshots from Ruth Bernhard's 96th Birthday, by Mary Ann Helmholtz, 2001 October 14. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Snapshot of Susie Morrill and Sarah Adams, 2005. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Snapshot of Susie's Son, Alexander Richardson, at 4, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Snapshot of Ruth Bernhard Holding Glass Panel in Front of Face, by Chloe Atkins, 1985. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Three Loose Snapshots: "Nancy Melin '03," "January '04 my garden," and a still life of leaves and feathers, 2003-2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Information Card on Robert Burrill (filmmaker who made Illuminations), undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Four Slides from The Art Gallery at University of Maryland, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Mail Sent to Ruth Bernhard (unsorted), 1985-2006. 9 folders.
Physical Description

9 folders

Clippings and Copies of Articles Mentioning Ruth Bernhard Exhibitions, 1995-2002. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Correspondence and Pamphlets Related to RB's Honorary Doctorate at the Academy of Art College, and Other Awards, 1996-2003. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Correspondence, Contracts, and Advertisements Related to Workshops, 1956-1990s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshop: John Sexton Workshops, Gift of the Commonplace, Carmel Valley, California, 1992-1997. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Workshop: Coupeville Arts Center, Washington State, 1992-1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Ruth Bernhard Photo Cards, Postcards, and Event Invitations, 1986-1990s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Quotations and Artist's Statements, circa 1984-1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition List, Workshop List, Book Signing (Eternal Body) in Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, 1994 December 10-15. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clippings and Copies of Magazine and Newspaper Articles Mentioning Ruth Bernhard, 1986-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles and Clippings Related to Ruth Bernhard's Awards and Honors, 1972-1980s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles and Cards Related to Artist Friends: Margaretta Mitchell, Saïd Nuseibeh, Lucian Bernhard, Michael Kenna, 1980-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Draft of Ruth Bernhard: Between Art and Life by Margaretta K. Mitchell, 2000. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Small Planner with List of Projects, Books, and Exhibitions, 1931-1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Arrangement

Files are generally arranged by topic, then chronologically. Correspondence is arranged by type, then alphabetically by name of correspondent.

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains files by and about Ruth Bernhard, organized and maintained by the Princeton University Art Museum until their transfer in 2013. These files contain sorted original correspondence, both business and personal, as well as agreements, publicity materials, and other documents related to Bernhard's exhibitions, publications, appearances, workshops, and auctions, organized chronologically within each category. Materials cover most of Bernhard's career, from her early professional work for the Museum of Modern Art's Machine Art catalog in 1934 through the late 1990s.

In addition to personal and professional correspondence, including with other known photographers, this subseries also contains nearly complete chronological runs of exhibition announcements, auction catalogs, articles about Bernhard, and publications and essays by Bernhard. Sizable runs of workshop announcements, brochures, class materials, and student essays are also included.

Due to the artificial nature of these files, correspondence between the Princeton University Art Museum and other parties related to specific subject files on Bernhard are often filed alongside original materials. Also included are files documenting the transfer of Bernhard's archive to the Princeton University Art Museum in 1996, plans for an accompanying exhibition of her work at Princeton in the same year, as well as correspondence with the executors of her estate concerning the archive after Bernhard's death in 2006.

Of note is the complete unpublished manuscript for The Eye Beyond, a book project Bernhard conceived of in the 1960s, based on the idea of the camera as a tool of self-exploration. Though the book never came to fruition in print form, its main concepts were recycled in many of Bernhard's later workshops.

Physical Description

11 boxes

New Material to File, 1998-2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Articles (Fragments), undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Copy Negatives of Photos in Princeton Collection, 1930-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Inventory of Ruth Bernhard Negatives, 1995-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Chronology, 1989-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ruth Bernhard Photographs at the Art Museum, Princeton University, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Books in Ruth Bernhard Collection, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ruth Bernhard Archives Research Requests, 1998 February-March. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Material, 1978-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Snapshots of Ruth Bernhard, General, 1952-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Writings by Ruth Bernhard, 1942-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Photographers, A, 1976-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Ansel and Virginia Adams, 1983-2012. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Photographers, B, 1961-1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Photographers, C-H, 1973-1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Photographers, J-N, 1979-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Photographers, P-R, 1979-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Photographers, S-U, 1961-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Photographers, V-W and Miscellaneous, 1954-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Photographs with Correspondence, 1963-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, A, 1976-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, B, 1983-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, C, 1976-1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, D, 1965-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, E, 1981-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, F, 1977-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, G, 1982-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, H, 1981-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, I-L, 1977-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, M, 1978-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, N-O, 1980-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, P-Q, 1982-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, R, 1973-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, S, 1981-1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, T-V, 1982-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, W-Z, 1975-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, Miscellaneous, 1975 December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Fan, Student, Workshop, Unidentified, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Exhibitions, Business, and Awards, A-E, 1975-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Exhibitions, Business, and Awards, F-H, 1974-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Exhibitions, Business, and Awards, I-O, 1956-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Exhibitions, Business, and Awards, P, 1984-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Exhibitions, Business, and Awards, R-S, 1965-1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Exhibitions, Business, and Awards, T-W and Miscellaneous, 1975-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence: Exhibition at PGI Gallery, Tokyo, 1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Publications: Other Photographers, Ansel Adams, 1984-1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Publications: Other Photographers, A-G, 1977-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Publications: Other Photographers, H-K, 1974-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Publications: Other Photographers, L-W-Z, 1951-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles about Artists Influenced by Ruth Bernhard, 1994-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Photographs by Ruth Bernhard," Jake Zeitlin Gallery, 1936 October 26-November 23. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "From Subject to Symbol," SF MoMA, 1962 June 12-July 8. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: The Eye Beyond," SF Public Library, 1962 November 2-30. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Luminous Discoveries," Focus Gallery, 1967 January 31-September 31. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Light^7," MIT, 1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Be-ing Without Clothes," MIT, 1970 November 3-29. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Art of Seeing," Neikrug Galleries, 1971 October 27-November 14. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Through One's Eyes," Fullerton, 1973 October 2-November 10. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Women of Photography", 1975-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: Mills College and Secret City Galleries, 1975 October 25-December 27. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: Edison Street Gallery, Utah, 1976 August 19-September 30. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Photographs by Ruth Bernhard," Stephen White Gallery, 1977 August 30-October 8. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: Black and White Nudes and Still Lifes," Witkin Gallery, 1977 September 7-October 8. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Photography: Ruth Bernhard," Image of Sarasota, 1979 March. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: A Retrospective Exhibition," Friends of Photography, 1979 October 26-November 26. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Recollections: 10 Women Photographers", 1979-1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard," Stephen White Gallery, 1980 February 5-March 15. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Photographs: Ruth Bernhard," Equivalents Gallery, 1980 September 12-October 20. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: Halsted Gallery, Michigan, 1981 October 20-November 19. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Photographs of Ruth Bernhard," Douglas Elliot Gallery, 1982 January 4-September 4. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard," Photographer's Gallery, 1983 April 29-June 10. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Photography in California", 1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard, Photographer," Utah, 1984 January 24-February 24. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Points of View," Maryland Institute, 1984 September 28-October 25. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: Photographs," Lightwork Gallery, 1984 November 9-December 31. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Nude Show," Photo Image Gallery, 1985 May 16-July 7. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard," Silver Image Gallery, 1985 September 5-28. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Das Aktfoto," Dortmund, Germany, 1985 September 20-December 8. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: A Retrospective," Ginny Williams Inc, 1986 December 2-28. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Eternal Body," SF MoMA, 1986 October 3-November 2. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Eternal Body," ICP, New York, 1987 February 27-April 19. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Eternal Body," Columbia College, Chicago, 1987 October 17-November 25. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Eternal Body," Zurich, Switzerland, 1988 January 20-September 20. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Eternal Body," Berlin, Germany, 1988 July 16-August 6. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Eternal Body," Bremen, Germany, 1988 November 25-1989 January 25. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Eternal Body," Frankfurt, Germany, 1989 February 25-April 2. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Eternal Body," Santa Clara University, 1991 April 13-May 24. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: Vision Gallery, SF, 1987 April 23-June 2. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard - Photographs," Daytona Beach Community College, 1988 September 6-29. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: Photographs," Palm Beach Workshop, 1989 March 17-April 31. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "A 55 Year Retrospect," La Jolla, CA, 1989 May 5-July 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Focus: Helen Johnston," Santa Clara University, 1989 October 7-December 8. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: Cuesta Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, 1990 October 5-31. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: Clark County Community College, Las Vegas, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard," Vision Gallery, 1990 October 14-November 24. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard," Photographic Image Gallery, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Form and Light," Alinder Gallery, 1991 August 29-November 24. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Current Issues," Chico State University, 1991 November 18-December 18. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Jane Reese Williams Photography Collection," Santa Fe, NM, 1991 December 21-1992 May 23. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: Coupeville Arts Center, 1991-1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: Photographs," J. Noblett Gallery, 1992 June 13-July 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Gift of the Commonplace," Vision Gallery, 1992 November 19-1993 January 16. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Figure, Portrait, Persona," Clarion, PA, 1993 March 22-April 16. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: A Retrospect from the Ginny Williams Collection", Denver, CO, 1993-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Light Incarnate," Ansel Adams Center, SF, 1994 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: Classic Images," G. Gibson Gallery, 1994 July 7-August 20. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Pacific Dreams", 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: Light Years," Fresno Art Museum, 1995 September 12-November 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: Only 90," Vision Gallery, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: Still Lifes," G. Gibson Gallery, 1996 April 4-June 1. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: Known and Unknown," Cal. State University, 1996 October 8-November 17. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard: Photographs," Princeton University, 1996 October 12-November 17. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "A History of Women Photographers", 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Machine Art", 1934-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Creative Photography", 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Photograph as Poetry", 1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Six Photographers 1965", 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Sixth Pacific Northwest Art Annual", 1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Photography for the Art in the Embassies", 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Photography in the Fine Arts: Exhibition V", 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Photography, U.S.A.", 1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Energy of Age", 1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Contemporary Trends", 1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Graham Nash Collection", 1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Photographs from the Permanent Collection", 1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Catalog of Twentieth Century Photographs", 1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: Stephen White Gallery, "5th Anniversary Catalog", 1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Southern California Photography 1900-1965", 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Women's Caucus for Art Conference", 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Art in the West", 1982-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Recontres Internationales", 1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Monterey Photographic Tradition", 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Commitment to Vision", 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Modern Photography and Beyond", 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Collecting Photography 1877-1987", 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Of People and Places: Segel Collection", 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Human Vessel", 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Exchanges in Imagination: Laughlin College", 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Photography 150 Years", 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Private Eye", 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "Ruth Bernhard, Photographs, Exhibition Notes", 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Collector's Eye", 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "American Century of Photography", 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition: "The Two Sides of Reality", 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Announcements, 1950s-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Announcements, 1970s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Announcements, 1980s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Announcements, 1990-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Announcements, 1995-1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Announcements, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Reviews, 1941-1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles Highlighting Exhibitions, 1941-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibit Installation Views, 1982 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dorothea Lange Award, Oakland Museum, 1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Collected Visions Incorporated, 1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Portfolio: "Ruth Bernhard: 10 Photographs," Nichol Photography, 1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Documentary Film: "Illuminations: Ruth Bernhard, Photographer", 1988-1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cyril Magnin Award, SF Chamber of Commerce, 1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Academy of Art College, Honorary Degree, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Non-Exhibition Announcements, 1975-1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Book Review: The Big Heart, by Melvin Van Peebles and Ruth Bernhard, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Book: "Collecting Light: The Photographs of Ruth Bernhard," James Alinder, 1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Book: "Gifts of Age," Charlotte Painter and Pamela Valois, 1985-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Book: "The Eternal Body," Reviews and Invitations, 1986-1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Book: "The Eternal Body," Advertisements, 1986-1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Book: "The Gift of the Commonplace", 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles About Ruth Bernhard, 1930s-1950s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles About Ruth Bernhard, 1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles About Ruth Bernhard, 1970s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles About Ruth Bernhard, 1980-1985. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Articles About Ruth Bernhard, 1986-1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles About Ruth Bernhard, 1990. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Articles About Ruth Bernhard, 1991-1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles About Ruth Bernhard, 1994-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles About Ruth Bernhard, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Interviews, 1970s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Interviews, 1980s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Interviews, 1990s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photography and Art Books Xerox Copies, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lecture Reviews and Announcements, 1966-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Unpublished Articles and Statements, 1984-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Publications: Original Material, 1936-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auctions: Catalogues, Notices, and Advertisements, 1978-1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auctions: Catalogues, Notices, and Advertisements, 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auctions: Catalogues, Notices, and Advertisements, 1982-1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auctions: Catalogues, Notices, and Advertisements, 1986-1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auctions: Catalogues, Notices, and Advertisements, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auctions: Catalogues, Notices, and Advertisements, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auctions: Catalogues, Notices, and Advertisements, 1990-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auctions: Catalogues, Notices, and Advertisements, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auctions: Catalogues, Notices, and Advertisements, 1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auctions: Catalogues, Notices, and Advertisements, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auctions: Catalogues, Notices, and Advertisements, 1996-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Announcements and Brochures, 1959-1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Announcements and Brochures, 1968-1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Announcements and Brochures, 1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Announcements and Brochures, 1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Announcements and Brochures, 1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Announcements and Brochures, 1974. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Announcements and Brochures, 1975-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Announcements and Brochures, 1980-1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Announcements and Brochures, 1990-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Announcements and Brochures, 1994-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Announcements and Brochures, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1931-1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1958-1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1963-1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1967-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1980-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1984-1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1993-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, 1996-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reproductions of Ruth Bernhard's Photographs, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Materials and Texts, 1967-1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Materials and Texts, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Materials and Texts, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Materials and Texts, 1994-1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Materials and Texts, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshops: Materials and Texts Miscellaneous Handouts and Articles, 1968-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: Sexton Workshop, 1996 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: Sexton Workshop, 1993 November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: Critiques of Own Work, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: Berkeley, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: Ruth Bernhard Master Class, 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: Coupeville Center, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: Coupeville Center, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: Survey Forms, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays, 1990-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: Coupeville Art Center, 1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: Coupeville Art Center, 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: "The Art of Seeing", 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: Sexton Workshop, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Student Essays: Sexton Workshop, 1992 December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshop Polaroid Portraits: Coupeville, 1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshop Polaroid Portraits: Sexton Workshops, 1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshop Polaroid Portraits: Sexton Workshops, 1994-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Workshop Polaroid Portraits: Sexton Workshops, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Teaching Materials, 1952-1997. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Snapshots of Ruth Bernhard, Princeton, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton Exhibition: Installation Views, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton Exhibition: Announcements, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton Exhibition: Reviews and Articles, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton Exhibition: Extra Brochures, Invitations, etc., 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton Exhibition: Preparation Materials, 1996. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Princeton Exhibition: Preparation Materials, 1996. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Ruth Bernhard Correspondence, 1991-1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ruth Bernhard Correspondence, 1993-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ruth Bernhard Correspondence, 1996-2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ruth Bernhard Estate, 2006-2007. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Manuscript: "The Eye Beyond", 1960-1966. 29 folders.
Physical Description

29 folders

Workshop Student Photographs, 1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oversize Articles and Reproductions, 1944-1994. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Oversize Articles and Reproductions, 1939-1997. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Oversize Articles and Reproductions, 1979-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oversize Auction Catalogue, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gale Wrausmann Interview with Ruth Bernhard, 1989-2013. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Consists of an original audio cassette tape recording and two CDs made from it, along with a photograph of Ruth Bernhard and a letter from Wrausmann's sister, Jeanne Ebanks, to Princeton University Art Museum staff. The interview took place in September, 1989.

Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

Materials in this subseries are not arranged according to any arrangement scheme. Though legacy item description provided by the Princeton University Art Museum exists for many individual items in this subseries, the materials remain physically unsorted below the box or folder level.

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes unsorted correspondence, along with any related enclosures such as magazine clippings, articles, pamphlets, and snapshots that Bernhard kept loose in boxes. Most correspondence in this series is of a personal nature, including many birthday and holiday cards, thank-you cards, and postcards from friends, students, and fans, along with unsolicited commercial mailings, including brochures, magazines, catalogs, and other mass mailings from various arts and cultural organizations. Also present are drafts and duplicate copies of Bernhard's "Dear Friends" form letters, which she often mailed out to fans and students after gaining widespread recognition in her later life, as well as accompanying print-outs with inspirational quotes, lists, and manifestos.

Physical Description

6 boxes

Small sleeve with 2 negatives, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Small green "Happy Holidays!" card, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

3 empty unmarked envelopes, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Empty envelope to RB from Molly Patton, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Empty envelope to RB from Gini Harding, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Empty envelope marked "Ruth" and "Doll-Maker Deweese Cochran and RB with Deer Felton, California 1979" from Photo Gallery International, 1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Ripped page of Address of Vickie Swann, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Empty envelope to RB from Michael Kenna, 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Article: "A Salute to the Muse in Danville", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

3 standard copy paper images of RB and friends at a birthday party, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Handwritten love poem "For Ruth", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Small plastic case with photo of RB and photo of person in black hat, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Houston Center for Photography 2001 Print Auction catalogue, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Insert advertising various gallery exhibitions, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

3 photos of torsos of people in unique shirts (featuring Cats and Michael Jackson), one signed "For Ruth with love RL Burrill", 1985 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

RB touching shoulder of man in gallery, by Marilyn Sanders, 1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

RB on a city street with friends, by Melvin van Peebles, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

RB signing a book, by Irvin Blackburn, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Images of a computer/scanner setup and scanner-made images, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Congratulatory letter to RB from California Arts Council, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

'Friends of Photography Seminar Ruth Bernhard', 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Postcard, 'Anna' by Judy Dater, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

RB in profile, looking to the right of the image, by Miriam Young, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

"Mexico", 1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

International Primate Protection League newsletter, 2000 December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

RB pointing to a print on the wall, speaking to another photographer, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Bernhard name postcard to RB from Audrey and Alex, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

6 photos of RB and friends by Helmut Horn, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Exhibition Postcard for RB at Galerie Athanor 538, 1983-1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Folder of photos and documents labelled "Re: Photography and Teaching", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

3 photos of RB and friends by Hiro Moriyasu, "Portland, Oregon 1968?", 1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

RB in mask, "1992 'I always wanted to be a blond' Jan Mulley(?)", 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Pierce Lyon photo of RB kneeling by white backdrop, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

RB with students, "To Ruth Bernhard from Peter July 1975 We haven't seen the last of you in our place!", 1975 July. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

RB surrounded by students, looking through small white frame, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

2 letters to RB from "Mick" in folder labelled "Respond!!", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Paper with definitions of "inspiration" and "information", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Center for Creative Photography brochure, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Friends of Photography membership brochure, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Ruth Bernhard 87th Birthday Party at the Breiuis Home SF. Cal 10/ /92", 1992 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

"The Sierra 6/1982", 1982 June. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

2 photos of "Paul-Capo Nigro 1976 in Aspen Allan Stan(?)", 1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Polaroid of RB's living room, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Color contact sheet of "Hong Kong with Ei Poh in Japan", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Note by RB written on back of Albion River Inn paper, "No sky at all / No Earth at all / and still the / snowflakes fall", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Color contact sheet of cows, outdoor and interior views, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Letter to RB from "Max", 2000 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Sleeve of pages with "Seeing the Light" typed on them, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

RB, seated, one hand to face, by Larry Colwell, 1953. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Pivot literary magazine, 1959. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

SF Camerawork Auction of Fine Photographic Prints catalogue, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 photos in sleeve with note: "Workshop, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California Center Marta Peluso", 1990 October 6. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Artist Bios for Thirteen Photographers Exhibition, an exhibit by Willy Werby, 1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fresno Art Museum Calendar, Fall, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Camera Obscura Gallery Book News, Fall, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Copy of RB's Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Academy of Art College to RB, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to RB from Cornell Capa, International Center of Photography re: RB Exhibition, 1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

3 letters to RB from Utah State University, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

RB and man with ponytail "Aug 6, 1998 Carmel exhibition", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Exhibition Brochure for "Ruth Bernhard: Photographs" at Princeton University Art Museum, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Save the Children card to RB from "Delalian(?), Robert, Dana(?) and Edward Thurston", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card for Lucian Bernhard Bernhard's Women at Ken Elias Fine Art Gallery, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Exhibition Postcard for Ruth Bernhard at GrinerWatersGallery, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter and 2 prints to RB from Norman Jensen, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card "Happy 2001 Millennium Greetings from Gretta" with RB's "Recipe", 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

9 cut-out contact prints of cats, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

SFWeekly article: "Guiding Light" re: RB, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Standing brass and copper pig, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Folder marked "Eveline" with CameraArts magazine ad, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

White board with comics attached to both sides, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Essay: "The Eye Beyond: Tentative introduction of a book of photographs and text By Ruth Bernhard" (Book prepared for Viking, not published), undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Oregonian article: "Bernhard on Bernhard", 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Envelope labelled "Dr. Aronow Proofs of Ruth 1986" with 12 contact sheets of RB, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Posed nude model and artist's hand drawing her, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Sleeve of various cut-out newspaper articles, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sleeve with letter to RB from Cornell Capa, 1979; and obituary and announcement of the death of RB's mother, 1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Brochure for Center for Photographic Art Collector's Fine Print Program, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

6 photo cards by James Miller, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Sleeve of Eternal Body artist statements by RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Laminated San Francisco Chronicle article: "Lady of light" re: RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Highlands Inn newsletter Coastal Views article "The Photography of Ruth Bernhard", 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Postcard for Sandra Baker at Neikrug Photographica, 1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of Windsor Castle, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Franco Fontana" postcard to RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Farm Horse 1948 New Hampshire" by RB, 1948. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Postcard of cats posing for a photo to RB "Love, L", 1974. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

RB business card, in English and Japanese, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sleeve of "Nature's Windows" pressed flowers, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brochure for Emily Carr Gallery, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Bernhard flat, Victorian Façade with Ruth in window, Edward Weston's garden (sic), and flum tree in full bloom" by Saïd Nuseibeh, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Card for Promiseland Robert Parkeharrison at Robert Koch Gallery, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Draped Torso Model in Ruth Bernhard's Sacramento St. Studio, San Francisco", 1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

RB in profile toward the right of the photo, looking down, "Vision" written on back, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

"Ruth Bernhard Point Lobos, Ed Weston Dedication" 1986 by Neal Pressley, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Card to RB from Carol Henry, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card to RB from Dale DeBakesy(?), undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Thank you for supporting Photo Americas!", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Sleeve of 10 slides of plants, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSlides

Thin plant in sleeve, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

4 prints of white brick wall with vertical shadows and 3 vertical holes in wall, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Berlin Ticket magazine, 1999 June. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Sleeve with 2 photos of RB by Daniel Nicoletta, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Postcard, "Leaves" by Dody Weston Thompson, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Exhibitions Card for RB at Fong/Heimerdinger Gallery, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 Exhibition photo cards of Classic Torso, 1 signed by RB, 1 with info on retrospective RB show, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Navajo Country Land 2001 Calendar, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

RB in white, hand on hip, in profile facing the right of the image, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

2 prints of "Dr. Cora Jennings Southold, Long Island, N.Y. 1947" by RB, 1947. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

"Ruth Bernhard," by Margaretta Mitchell of RB with glass held in front of face, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Headshot of RB in turtleneck, smiling at camera, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

RB seated in white with glasses around neck, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Small Classic Torso mounted in folded cardstock, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

RB and man with arm around her shoulder, RB's face in profile towards the left, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

6 photos in envelope labelled "Installation Denver, Colorado Arvada Center for the Arts", 1993 April 14-August 1. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Artist statement, "Natural Dance", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

John Sexton Photography Workshops 2001 Workshop Schedule, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Page re: RB "Dynamic Workshops Classes Seminars", 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Page re: RB "Seeing and Awareness" workshop, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 copies of essay "Seeing and Awareness" by RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Edward Weston with Coco, Carmel Highlands, 1950" by Charles E. Schermerhorn, 1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

2 copies of printed "Wahre Geschichten" comic, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Seattle Post-Intelligencer article: "Listening makes things click into place" re: RB, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Article: "Hirschfeld's 70-year line on glamour", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Ruth Bernhard Tape Transcription San Francisco, California August 26, 1996 3pm-4:30pm", 1996 August 26. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Contract between RB and Mary Ann Helmholtz, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Copy of letter to Peter Bunnell from Jane Totten, 1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Printed page, "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Document in sleeve labelled "Exhibition: Palm Beach Photographic Museum and Workshops, Delray Beach, Florida", 1997 January 28. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Linda Boyd Smith RB's Landlady", circa 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Ocean Drive article "The Reel Deal" re: Manfred Bernhard, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Abstract image with signatures of RB, Laura Miller, Lovejoy, and one other artist around it, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Page of notes by RB, with note "goes with unfinished manuscript in closet", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Close-up of RB's eyes, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Sleeve of pages with "Today is the Day!" typed on them, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New York Times "Arts and Leisure" section, 1999 November 21. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

2 stapled pages on "Dream Control" and "Biofeedback Exercise for Insomnia", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Envelope with 8 postcards with artwork by Emily Carr, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

America's Second Harvest personalized notepad, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Man with collage-style painting of RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Margaretta Mitchell's Guggenheim application, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Two Portfolios Ruth Bernhard" booklet, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Contact strip of 2 negatives of a woman with sheer cloth draped over her, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Card and 9 photos to RB from "Gretta", 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Center for Photographic Art Newsletter, Spring, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card to RB from Gini Harding, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard for Rolfe Horn at Scott Nichols Gallery, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Letter and 4 photos to RB from Alfonso Malato de Sousa, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Summer 2003 press release from Galerie Michele Chomette, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Two Shells and Fossil" card to RB from David Holman, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Me taking your 'virtual' portrait in a mirror", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Mother's Day card to RB from "Gretta", 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

RB in white, hands clasped, smiling at camera, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Thank-you card to RB and Chris Mende from Andrew and Ghedam Dabalen, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card to RB from Jennifer Lovejoy, with images from her book, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard for Jeffrey Becom From the Mediterranean to Mexico exhibition at John Cleary Gallery, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard for Cornell Capa at SK Josefsberg Studio, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card to RB from Michael Thissell, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Letter re: "Ovations" Education Fund for UCSF Cancer Center Nurses, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"I Love You" card with snapshot to RB, unknown sender, 2003 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Printed email with 3 photographs of parents and children, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

12 photos in envelope labelled "Ruthie and Chris" from Daniel Nicoletta, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Season's Greetings card to RB from James Miller, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

11 snapshots from traveling with locations and comments on back, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Invitation to Academy of Art College 68th Commencement, RB honored, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Lorin Gillette" Photo of man in suit, smiling towards the left of the photo, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Postcard for Art in the Avenues Annual Art Exhibition, featuring Saïd Nuseibeh, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card to RB from artist Jan Book, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard "San Pietro Il fascino di Roma," to RB from Michael Kenna, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Leaf Skeleton and Tun Shell" card and photo of "Neil Holman and daughter Shu Shu at the University of Minnesota Arboretum" from David Holman, 2003 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"October, South Falls" card to RB from "Robert", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card for Bruce Gilden: Go exhibition, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Brochure for James Turrell: Light and Land at Sonoma County Museum, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

S.F. Chronicle article: "Fossils of 160,000-year-old skulls fill gap in human evolution record", 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to RB from Will Drury, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Folded small poster for Marcel Bolomet Inaugural Exhibition at G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Thank-you note to RB from The Center for Photography at Woodstock, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Slide of RB in red, labelled "Rice", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brown notebook with RB stamp inside, not written in, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Art of Teaching, Gilbert Highet, 1950. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Market Street Cento, The San Francisco Art Commission, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Capturando Luz catalogue, Oakland Museum of California, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Colors of the Imagination: Painted Flowers and Nudes, Brigitte Carnochan, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Birthday card to RB from "Michael and Camille", 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Norman Jensen : Migration Dreams booklet of work by Norman Jensen, Santa Fe Community College, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Empty envelope to RB from Virginia Newton, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from "Norm", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from "Pat and Sarah", 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Thank-you card to RB from "George", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Cincinnati Zoo postcard to RB from Mary Ann, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Photo birthday card to RB from Robert Burrill, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Carol Williams, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card to RB from Edith Maxwell, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from "Gretta", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Mary Ann, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Yellow note to RB from Benjamen Chinn, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

New York Times Article, "Its Portrait Is Taken, Then the Subject is Eaten" re: Edward Weston, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

5 photos of RB with short-haired woman in turtleneck, by Daniel Nicolette, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

"A scene at Inverness, circa 1900" blank postcard, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Instruction manual for Rollite Rollator walker, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Invitation and Program for 7th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard for Paul Kozal photography at Scott Nichols Gallery, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from "Jennifer", 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Scan of article "Our best nanny is a nanny goat" sent to RB from "Asher, Bill and Julia Weinstein", 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Canon EOS Digital Workflow Guide (CD-ROM), undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hand-made leaf birthday card to RB from "Judy and Val," made by Judy Lynn, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Betty White, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from (??) Sexton and Anne Larsen, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Small notebook with scribbles and notes by RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Birthday card and 2 photos to RB from Julia, Bill, and Asher Weinstein, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Peter Fetterman, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

3 empty envelopes addressed to RB, sender unknown, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Abe, Alice, Adam, Roger and Sidnie (woof)! Aronow", 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

2 photos of "The Almost Enchanted Photos, April-July 99, Atrium Gallery, Greenbrae, CA" "Exhibition of Jennifer Lovejoy", 1999 April-July. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

"30 Nov 1999 - SFMOMA" photo of RB and woman seated in front of flowers at a table, 1999 November 30. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Birthday card to RB from Son at Silk Nails Salon, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

2003 San Francisco Absentee Ballot, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Letter to RB from SF Camerawork re: 2003 benefit auction, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Events brochure from Galerie Michele Chomette, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from "Lori Ron Luci Patsie Katia", 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from "Helene", 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Japanese Traditional Masks" postcard to RB from "Irene and Max", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Patricia M. Gleason, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Invitation to Joseph Bellows Gallery shows, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Thank-you card to RB from Kurt A. Schwobe(?), 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard for G. Gibson Gallery Michael Kenna show, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Shirley Cohen(?), 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Laura Linnert, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

8 photos labelled "Roll #2" from Oct. 11, 2003 RB gallery event, 2003 October 11. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

10 photos labelled "Roll #1" from Oct. 11, 2003 RB gallery event, 2003 October 11. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

"DeWayne Williams, 1130 West Highlander Road, Boise, Idaho 83709" photo of man standing in front of orange foliage, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Postcard to RB from "Jeff, Lani Shea", 2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

8 prints of RB and short-haired woman, by Daniel Nicoletta, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

2 letters from Gerhard Bock re: photos of RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Ruth at 98" print, Gerhard Bock, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Paper with 4 images from "This Land" by Jack Spencer, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Paper with 9 images by Nick Brandt, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Manila envelope of copies of RB's correspondences with Edward Weston, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Empty manila envelope to RB from James Miller, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Jean Calvin and Bharat Rawal, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from George Becker, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Thank-you card to RB from Shedrick Williames, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

2 Birthday cards to RB from "Audrey and Alex", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Sandra Abarea, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card to RB from Shedrick Williames, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Dog Mary" photo by Shedrick Williames, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Birthday card to RB from "Gregory Dugan's Muse", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card to RB From "Rodney", 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card and photograph to RB from Shedrick Williames, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Birthday card to RB from Mary Ann Helmholtz, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Michael and Camille Kenna, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Letter and photographs sent to RB from Benjamin Chinn, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Birthday card to RB from "Helene", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Michael Shapiro, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Marie de Stefanis, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from "Lori Ron Olivia", 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday letter with photographs to RB from "Rosemary", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Card to RB from Rodney Cartasegna, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Rosemary DeLucco-Alpert, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Birthday card to RB from Jane Totten, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card and photograph sent to RB from Benjamin Chinn, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Envelope labelled "Ruth October 14, 2006" with a card filled with sunflower seeds, 2006 October 14. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Birthday card to RB from Robert K. Tat, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Letter to RB from Father Scott Donahue, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

83 photos from the Arlington National Cemetery funeral of Col. Price D. Rice, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

4 photos of RB at Vision Gallery, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Copy of "Vibrato 2005 Hockaday Art and Literature", 2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Center for Photographic Art 2005 Auction catalog, 2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Low Tide Before Dusk" by Norm Hahn, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

"To Ruth, With heartfelt admiration and love, Linda Danielson Martinez," "Linda Backyard" by Dennis Dooley, 2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

5 photos by Christine Eagon of people in gallery with RB photographs, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

"The Folberg Family serenades you Ruth on your 100th birthday!" "Neil and Anna Yehuda(?)", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

3 signed photographs; 2 landscapes, 1 still life, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

"Covered Bridge" by Ana Colby, 11-01, 2001 November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Group photo around RB at LMFA, "Rufus", 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Large birthday card to RB from Don MacDonald with "Rock Form Point Lobos" photograph, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Two photos on standard copy paper of a couple traveling, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Envelope of "Kaiser Senior Advantage Materials", 1999 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

14 photos of works by Norman Jensen, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderOther art

Folder with pressed leaf, wrapping paper, and speech by Michael Kenna to RB for 100th birthday, 2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Wildlife Babies" World Wildlife Federation 2007 calendar, 2007. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Strip of film with 4 photos of a family under striped lawn tent, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Envelope with scan/photo of leaves, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Blank fish card in envelope addressed to Diane and James Breivis, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Envelope addressed to Karl Bernhard with information on RB's exhibitions, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Bag of photos, photo cards and letters from other photographers and students, 1963-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Group of 17 photos and letters labelled "Lorin Gillette", 1971-1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Group of 24 photo cards sent to RB, 1974-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Hand-written sign: "No Shoes Please!" from RB's apartment, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Star Tribune article: "In the nude" re: RB, 2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Sleeve of film and contact sheets, labelled "Technical Teaching Materials", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Issue of New York Times Magazine, "Funny, We Don't Feel Old", 1997 March 9. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Digital contact sheet of "Chris and Ruth's trip to Yosemite 5-04", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Envelope addressed to RB from M. Mitchell, with photo "at Gretta's 70th Birthday with Ruth Love Gretta" and flier for Flowers and English Gardens exhibit at Mechanic's Institute, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Yellow file folder, with letter to Peter Bunnell, page re: Ansel Adams' books, and Helmut Horn speech re: RB at 100, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Postcard of "Salvador Dali Museum" to RB from Michael Chastees(?), 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Small memento made of fabric, bead, and feather, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Thank-you card to RB and MAH from Melanie di Carlo, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

2 cards and 2 photos sent to RB "With love from Alex and Audrey", 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

5 documents from the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Print-out of Women In Photography International webpage re: RB, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Double-sided digital contact sheet with photos of a beach house, "Gracie's Mansion", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Group of holiday cards and photos in envelope addressed to RB from Houston Center for Photography, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence in Progress, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mary Ann's Copy of Ruth Bernhard's Inventory of Images and Dates, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mail from folder labeled "Respond", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

RB Living Will/Executed, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence Related to Appearances and Donations, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters from Acquaintances and Fans from folder labeled "Boxing Helena", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Illustration of man sitting at desk, on RB stationery, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderOther art

Pages from The President Hotel notepad, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

White folder of blank pages, letter drafts, etc., undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous illustrations and papers, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Page with owls, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

3 pages with leaf scans, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Drafts of Letters from RB to Friends, 1990s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters with Requests for RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Blue folder with letters and blank papers, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fan Letters, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

FedEx envelope labelled "Manfred Bernhard" with 2 articles, 1 image, and a group of German poems, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Original 1st laser copy for Ruthie Bernhardt Love Always Gina Stoll" Abstract print of leaves, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderOther art

Print of shadows and box in desert, Barbara Traub, 2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

"For my Ruthie B. All my love, always you are my forever inspiration Love Always Gina Stoll" Abstract floral painting, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderOther art

Affidavit from RB for Michael Viola's application to Minnesota state bar, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Blank "Names and Addresses" address book, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Address book with no front or back covers, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Blank card with art reproduction glued in, from RB to Rodney Cartasegna, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

2 Asian illustration cards to Janet and Michael Bunger from RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Empty red envelope to RB from J. Weiss, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Small brown address book, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Unmarked holiday card, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "Enameled copper vessel #2192, 2002" to RB from June Schwartz(?), 2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "Venezia Il Ponte dei Sospiri" to RB from Hal Eastman, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Blank card with postcard of Hips Horizontal made out to Gini Harding, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard for The Life of the Market exhibition by Chris Mende, 2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "African Wildlife Giraffes" to RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Address book with no front or back covers, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Materials from wooden drawer of postcards, undated. 10 folders.
Physical Description

10 foldersMail

Group of birthday cards to RB in manila envelope labelled "Ruth Bernhard", 2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Group of birthday cards to RB in manila envelope labelled "Ruth Bernhard", 2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Exhibition: 15 blank photo cards featuring Classic Torso with Hands printed for Princeton University Art Museum show "Ruth Bernhard: Photographs", 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Blank photo card featuring "Garlic" by Virginia Newton, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Blank photo card featuring Classic Torso, 1952. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Postcard featuring Moonrise, Hernandez (1941) by Ansel Adams, 1941. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Blank card with illustration of The Compass Rose Bed and Breakfast, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

3 Postcards of "Skagit Valley Tulips Mount Vernon, Washington", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "Pike Place Public Market Seattle, Washington", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "Coupeville on Penn Cove Whidbey Island, Washington", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "Washington The Evergreen State", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

2 Postcards of "Whidbey Island, Washington" "Admiralty Head Lighthouse", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "Deception Pass, Whidbey Island, Washington", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

2 Postcards of "Sunset Cruise" Washington, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "Seattle Washington", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "Seattle Washington" "The Space Needle can be seen from almost any vantage point in Seattle", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "Skagit Valley Tulips", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

5 Postcards of West Coast Vance Hotel, "Rediscover The Spirit Of Seattle", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Blank photo card of statue of man in trench coat against blue sky with clouds, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

8 RB "Author Trading Cards" from The Booksmith, S.F., undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photograph on fine art watercolor paper of a tightrope walker, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Film Arts Foundation flier for Illuminations: Ruth Bernhard, Photographer screening at AMC Kabuki 8 Theaters, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hasselblad House Magazine 62, April 1980 issue, 1980 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Hasselblad House Magazine 59, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

San Francisco Magazine, April 1981 issue, 1981 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

New York Times Magazine article: 'And at Their Age!' portion with RB with note to Jennifer attached from "JandP", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Season's Greetings card and photo to RB from Saïd Nuseibeh, 1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

3 "Two Portfolios Ruth Bernhard" booklets, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Empty envelope from Palm Beach Photographic Workshops addressed to Jennifer Lovejoy, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Order form for The Eternal Body book with note by RB on back: "Plastic Bags - 16x20 Urgent!", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brochure with order form for The Eternal Body book, Photography West Graphics, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Membership brochure for The Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Black and white Ruth Bernhard paper namecard, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 cut-out "Portfolio Ruth Bernhard" pages, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Photo card addressed to Jennifer Lovejoy for Bernice Abbot and RB photographs at William Sawyer Gallery, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Double-sided page of comics with orange RB stamp on bottom left corner, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

San Francisco Arts Monthly article: "J.J. Brookings Celebrating Ruth Bernhard's Art", 2001 August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

San Francisco Magazine article "Ruth Bernhard: A Colorful Legend in Black-and-White Photography", 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

RB smiling downward in white outfit with black polka-dots, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

High contrast photo of nude model posed kneeling in vertical box, one arm up, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Invitation to reception/booksigning of The Dome of the Rock by Saïd Nuseibeh, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Exhibition Card for RB "Only 90: A Birthday Tribute at Vision Gallery", 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Catalogue of works by RB, published by Collected Visions Inc., 1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ten Utah Photographers Catalogue, Utah State University, 1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

9 miscellaneous cut-out pages with "Two Portfolios, Ruth Bernhard" printed on them, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

RB standing on steps of Clay St. apartment, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Photo post card with message from RB to Jennifer: "Nice try, but you could try for a better print!!", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Invitation to RB 90th birthday party at Vision Gallery, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Card from RB to Jennifer Lovejoy, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

2 cards from Price Rice to Jennifer Lovejoy, 1988-1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Thank-you card to RB from "Gretta", 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Four toy rabbits posed in a faux-outdoor scene, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Empty envelope to Jennifer Lovejoy from RB, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Small card to Jennifer Lovejoy from RB and MAH, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card featuring "Flowers in a Glass Beaker" painting with note from RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Season's Greetings card with note: "Thinking of you Ruth B" from RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "Indian Signs" to Jennifer Lovejoy from RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Green card with art reproduction glued in, to Jennifer Lovejoy from RB, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of Tokyo to Jennifer Lovejoy from RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of Palm-Aire Spa Resort to Jennifer Lovejoy from RB, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of Hakone Kanko Hotel to Jennifer Lovejoy from RB, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Valentine's card to Jennifer Lovejoy from RB, 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of fenced cows and horses in Germany, to Jennifer Lovejoy from RB, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard for "The Eternal Body: Photographs by Ruth Bernhard" at San Francisco Museum of Art, 1986, addressed to Jennifer Lovejoy, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "Sanzen-in Temple, Kyoto" to Jennifer Lovejoy from RB, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

2 notes on the back of invitations to "The Eternal Body" at Photography West Gallery, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to RB from Dave Brast(?) re: "Jen", 2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Holiday photo card to RB from Debra Heimerdinger, 2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Vision Gallery Photography Auction to benefit the Asuc Art Studio catalogue, 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

African American tennis team, each player labelled by name, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Thank-you card to Jim and Jennifer Lovejoy from Price Rice, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Exhibition Photo card for Bernice Abbot and RB photographs at William Sawyer Gallery, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to Jennifer Lovejoy with information on Friends on "A Day with Ruth Bernhard and John Sexton", 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Exhibition Card for RB lecture at Midwest Regional Conference of The Society for Photographic Education, 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Invitation to RB and Michael Kenna exhibition at Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Passenger Itinerary for Mrs. Ruth Bernhard", 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

6 miscellaneous notes adding up fees and expenses, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

4 miscellaneous reminder notes, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Flier for "Foothill College Celebrates 150 Years of Photography" with "Patterson" and phone number note written by RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Empty envelope made out to Jennifer Lovejoy, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card with art reproduction inside, "Love and kisses with all the best for 1990! Ruth B Amiga(?)", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Exhibition Postcard for "The Eternal Body: Photographs by Ruth Bernhard" at San Francisco Museum of Art, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Invitation to Ruth Bernhard Retrospective at Oklahoma Art Center, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 Pamphlets re: "Ruth Bernhard Ten Photographs 1930-1976" portfolio published by Nichol Press, 1930-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

San Francisco Chronicle article: "Bernhard's Nudes", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Article: "Photographs as Beautiful as Paintings", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Invitation to RB Birthday Toast at Le Petit Trianon, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

RB looking down, in right-side profile, "4 8 5" written on back, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

RB signing The Eternal Body book, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Exhibition Invitation to Form and Light opening at Alinder Gallery, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 pages with RB's stamp: "Recipe for a long and happy life" and "Dear Friend" letter, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Empty envelope to Jennifer Lovejoy from RB, with RB orange stamp, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard for Photography as Life and Art at Highlands Inn, from RB to Jennifer Lovejoy, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Invitation to The Eternal Body book publication celebration at Vision Gallery, addressed to Jennifer Lovejoy, 1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Thank you note to Mary Ann from Jan and Marshall at The Compass Rose, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Note to Mary Ann from Jan Bronson from The Compass Rose, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Postcard of "Roozengarrde" with note written Easter Sunday, 1998, in yellow envelope, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card to MAH from Sue Thorson, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Copy of letter from RB and MAH to Dr. and Mrs. Dan (Noanie) Brown, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Copy of letter from RB and MAH to Capt. and Mrs. Marshall Bronson, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Note and photo to MAH from Jan and Marshall Bronson from The Compass Rose, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Note to MAH from "The staff and management" of West Coast Hotels, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Green nameplate with "Ruth Bernhard" stencilled in white, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 paper cut-outs of Ruth Bernhard's name, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Membership brochure for The Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Card and order form for "The Contemporary Photographers Film Series", 1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Invitation to RB 85th birthday gala at Vision Gallery, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 empty envelopes from RB to Jennifer Lovejoy, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Empty envelope from Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Exhibition Invitation to The Eternal Body reception and booksigning at Photography West Gallery, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

San Francisco Chronicle article: "Lady of light", 2002 March 29. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Exhibition Card for Recent photographs by Ruth Bernhard exhibition at A Photographer's Gallery, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Photo card for RB Platinum Palladium prints at Singer Photography, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photo card featuring Palm with Shells (1945) with note from RB: "Hi!!! Will I see you soon? Are you well? Happy? Love as ever R", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Vision Editions" Ruth Bernhard platinum/palladium portfolio, 1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photo card featuring Hips Horizontal (1975) with note from RB to Jennifer Lovejoy, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard for Aoudla Pudlat Of Cape Dorset exhibition at Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Note by RB: "With loving thoughts and warm wishes for a treasured friend - Ruth Bernhard", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Thank-you card to Jennifer Lovejoy from RB, 1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard to Jennifer Lovejoy for Ruth Bernhard 95th Birthday exhibition at Scott Nichols Gallery, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard of "Florida's Serene Blue Springs" to Jennifer Lovejoy to RB, 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Kinka" card signed "Ruth B", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard with illustration of Sandwich Islands, from RB to Jennifer Lovejoy, 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Holiday card signed "Sincerely, Ruth and Price", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card for Angel Wings for sale at Vision Gallery 1992-93, in envelope addressed to Jennifer Lovejoy, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

3 Holiday cards from Mary Ann to Jennifer Lovejoy, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Photo card featuring Shell by Edward Weston, from Mary Ann to Jennifer, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Brochure for Fong/Heimerdinger Gallery Inaugural Exhibition, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Brochure for Center for Photographic Art, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Card for RB and Michael Kenna at PhotoView 1998 Exhibition, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Invitation to RB 85th birthday gala at Vision Gallery, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

View Camera, September 1989 issue, 1989 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Focus: Photographs from the Collection of Helen Johnston, catalogue, de Saisset Museum, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

John Sexton Photography Workshops 1996 Program, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1990 Friends of Photography Workshop Program, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

ArtWeek article: "An Embarrassing Exhibition", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Essential Elements of Photography" outline of photographic processes, from RB's studio, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton University Art Museum Record, with note from Peter Bunnell, 1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Aperture 7:1 1959 featuring Larry Colwell's photo of RB, 1959. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Photography Quarterly, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Princeton University Art Museum Record, 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sleeve of letters, addresses, and postcards; many relating to Ana Colby, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Kriegsallegorien 1943-1951 by Gustav Adolf Schreiber, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Book of postcards from "Essential Art" exhibition at Center for Creative Photography, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Catalog for "Creative Photography 1956" exhibition featuring RB, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Academy of Art College 68th Commencement program, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Folder of (mostly copies of) letters from fans and students to RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

2 Purple folders with documents re: Women in Photography at Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Envelope of items related to Richard Maitland, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Yearly update letter from Olivia Parker to RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"To Ruth: Remembering our mutual friend, Emmet 6/9/05" by William Wesley Davis, 2005 June 9. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

"Ocean Beach Moors, San Francisco" by Jack Spencer: Dark photo of RB in black among tree branches, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

2 copies of New York Times Magazine, March 9, 1997, 'Funny, We Don't Feel Old', 1997 March 9. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Group of artist statements re: The Eternal Body, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 copies American Society of Photographers newsletter, summer 1999, featuring RB, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

"eguide" E. Texas Magazine featuring RB and Michael Kenna Longview show, 1998 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Invitation and Program for Academy of Art College 68th Commencement, RB Honored, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

19 photos of prints on carpet leaning against a white wall, various artists, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

2 booklets of Gift of The Commonplace portfolio, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Postcard for RB exhibition at SK Josefsberg Studio, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Booklet for 1998 Wave Luncheon, SF; RB honored, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

RB Classic Torso card, signed, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Polaroid of RB and 3 ladies, "1978 in Evanston Illinois", 1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Postcard from Holland 1996 to RB, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Ruth Bernhard Father's Silk Design, c.1942 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print RB131" Polaroid, circa 1942. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Postcard "Schwarzwaldklinik in Villa Stephanie", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard "The worshippers resting in the precinct of The Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard "View of Bagan", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Postcard "Inle Lake Myanmar", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Card with Classic Torso, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"The Hands" article from American Fabrics and Fashions, Fall, 1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Letter and folder with Lucian Bernhard "Modern Romantic" portfolio, from Manfred Bernhard, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New York Times Magazine article "On the Edge of Age Discrimination" featuring RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Critic's Choice "...almost calculated disorder..." article re: child photography, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Richard Nagler 12/99" portrait of RB with nameplate to her right, 1999 December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

2 The Friends of Photography membership pamphlets featuring RB photograph, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Clouds under a starry sky oil on wood" by Norman Jensen, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderOther art

"Protected Conversation Feb 2000" by Norman Jensen, 2000 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderOther art

"Collage of old snapshot, leaves, feathers" by Norman Jensen, 2000 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderOther art

"Wedding portrait 1963" by Norman Jensen, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderOther art

"Ruth's Victorian Nude late afternoon" by Norman Jensen, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

"To the Light House oil on wood Feb 2000" by Norman Jensen, 2000 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderOther art

"Hands, feather, lizard Feb 2000" by Norman Jensen, 2000 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderOther art

Page of quotes from RB's Palm Beach Workshop, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fresno Bee LIFE article "A living icon of photography" re: RB, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

New York Times Magazine cover 'Funny, We Don't Feel Old', 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

3 hand-written invitations to RB's 79th birthday, 1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Winckelmann/East(?) Germany Museum Opening 1995 Stendahl(?)" photo of RB and two friends seated in front of a statue, eating, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

"R.B. Studio Home" Polaroid of small table with purple cloth, 2 chairs, plants, etc., undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

"Poetry in the Theatre" article by Christopher Fry, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 small pages of notes and drawings re: beauty, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Notes on USCF Orchestra program, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

LA Times copy of "Bernhard: Homage to a 5-Decade Career" article, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Pamphlet re: FOCUS 94, RB honored with Lifetime Achievement Award, 1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Times Leader article "Stock, Cottrill exhibit opens" with letter from Jay Stock on back, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

3 slides in a sleeve, "Ruth Bernhard," "RB in Japan 1983," and "Coming to America", 1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSlides

Exhibition: List of works in Triangle Gallery show "A Certain Smile", 1961, featuring 7 by RB, 1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Student" " April 3, 1969 Pat Kroch(?)" Still life on white, 1969 April 3. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

Brochure for Telfair Museum of Art 1999 show "Through a Glass Clearly: A Photographer's View" featuring 'Classic Torso', 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Invitation with RSVP card for Ruth Bernhard Tribute Gala, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Lucian Bernhard, Karl Bernhard Like Father, Like Son In Design" article, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Professional Photo Expo '87 brochure featuring RB Retrospective Exposition, 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Postcard for "The Eternal Body" reception, Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Invitation for Lucien Clergue workshop invitation, 1998, with Polaroid of RB in white with man in glasses, looking at print, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Postcard for RB and Imogen Cunningham 1998 at Tokyo Photographic Culture Center, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Postcard for RB exhibition at GrinerWatersGallery, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Postcard for RB "Photography as Life and Art" exhibition at Highlands Inn, Carmel, California, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Card for RB reception, 1998 at The Photographer's Gallery, featuring 'Classic Torso', 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Card for RB 'Seven Decades Behind the Camera' exhibition, Telluride Gallery, Colorado, 1998-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Postcard for RB and Jack Spencer at G. Gibson Gallery, WA, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Page re: "Ruth Bernhard: A Tribute to the Artist in Her 94th Year" 1999 at Peter Fetterman Gallery, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Booklet for 1996 Women's Caucus for Art, featuring RB Lifetime Achievement Award, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Program for 1998 WAVE Luncheon, RB honored, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 Invitations to Academy of Art College 68th Commencement, RB honored, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Catalogue for 3rd Annual Friends of Photography Auction, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

14 copies of RB's honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, Academy of Art College, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Article, "Visionary Film Director, Japan's Akira Kurosawa", 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Postcard from Nantucket, Great Point Light, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Obituary for Colonel Price Rice, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Release re: death of Colonel Price D. Rice, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Info. Page re: Tuskegee Airmen, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

3 New York Times Magazine 1997 pages, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Coast Weekly 1998 article "The Accidental Artist" re: RB, featuring Lifesavers, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Nob Hill Gazette article "Living Treasures: Ruth Bernhard, Picture Perfect", 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Essay about RB, notes: "Leith Hockins The Photographer's Gallery Palo Alto, CA", 1998 June 5. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New York article "All Together Now" 1996 re: Margaretta Mitchell, RB, women photographers, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Copy of New York Times Magazine article 'And at Their Age!', 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Issue of New York Times Magazine, March 9, 1997, 'Funny, We Don't Feel Old', 1997 March 9. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Kodak folder with written descriptions of photographs, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"18th June 1995 Sightseeing tour..." Photo of RB and 2 women in Germany, 1995 June 18. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

2 Photos of a blossoming pink tree outside an apartment building, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

2 photos of poster for "Boxing Helena A Jennifer Lynch Film" Photo in poster by RB?, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

"Ruth Bernhard making a new friend, Jackson Square, New Orleans - 10/29/97 In town for Artist's Reception -Her Exhibition at A Gallery for Fine Photography, by Mary Ann Helmholtz", 1997 October 29. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Polaroid of 2 chairs by a window with white curtains, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

2 photos of a gray clay doll's head, smiling upward, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

RB in white holding flowers, being applauded, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

"Ruth Bernhard's High School, Bremen, Germany", 1922. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

"The Eternal Body" artist statement by RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

RB's letters to Ansel Adams, Al Weber, Cornell Capa, and Peter Bunnell, 1978 re: Guggenheim sponsorship, 1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

RB bio page for Modern Art Council Bay Area Treasure Luncheon honoring RB, 1999 with RB's 'Recipe' on back, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to RB from Steven J. Gelberg, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

3 photocopies of portraits taken in 1960 and 1957, woman with short and then long hair, 1957-1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderSnapshot

Focus article "photo l.a. Returns to Los Angeles" 1998, featuring RB photograph, 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Small square paper: "Special Limited Edition of 25 Prints In The Box, Horizontal by Ruth Bernhard", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Postcard to RB from Brendan Collins, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Letter to RB from Scott Key(?) from New Orleans, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

2 papers with names and addresses, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Page re: RB "Seeing and Awareness" workshop with note "Important Qualities for a Photographer" on back, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Small paper with quotation from RB "Every artist is, in a sense, a missionary...", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

3 copies of article "Focus on Bernhard", 2 copies of article "Life Behind the Lens", 2 copies of ad for SOMA Partnership Honoring RB, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

3 blank cards featuring Images of St. James Episcopal Church by Saïd Nuseibeh, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPhotograph

"The Umayyad Legacy: A Photographic Research Project" by Saïd Nuseibeh, research paper, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Biography and catalogue for "Ruth Bernhard: Known and Unknown" exhibition at University Art Museum, CSU, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Love at Christmas Ruth B", 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Copy of a painting by Lucian Bernhard" framed blonde woman with eyes closed, head tilted slightly back, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderOther art

Scan of Dallas Texas newspaper book review of Ruth Bernhard: Between Art and Life, circa 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Texas Photographic Society Photo-Event Weekend program, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Texas Photographic Society Third Annual Collectors' Print Auction catalogue, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Invitation to "Ruth Bernhard: Life Behind the Lens" retrospective exhibition, J.J. Brookings Gallery, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ruth Bernhard Master Artist Tribute program materials, Saint Mary's College, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Article: "Bernhard, Kenna, Stieglitz works on view at Ansel Adams Center", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Letter to RB from Edward Weston printed on glossy photo paper, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

The Friends of Photography exhibitions program, 2001, featuring "Of Our Time: Celebrating Ruth Bernhard's Photography", 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photography at Oregon, catalogue, University of Oregon Museum of Art, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 Center for Creative Photography brochures, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

SANfrancisco Magazine arts page featuring RB 95th birthday show at Scott Nichols Gallery, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderPress

Houston Center for Photography events brochure, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Numbered outlines of people at 1991 Ansel Adams Workshop with post-it note on back, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

RB "Honorary Chair" name card for Visions of Excellence International Student Photography Contest, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Small blue envelope with note and card signed "E", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

NYU and ICP "the concerned photographer III" program of lectures, seminars, and master classes, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Card to RB from Eleanor and Jeff Latham, 2003. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

"Sonoran Desert" photo card by Peggy Fleming, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

2 RB "Author Trading Cards" from The Booksmith, S.F., undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Envelope labelled "Shawn to be scanned" / "Leaves" with pressed petals and leaves in sleeves, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Puppe Eins: Die Clubzeitschrift fur die Kathe Kruse - Familie, 1997 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Puppe Eins: Die Clubzeitschrift fur die Kathe Kruse - Familie, 1996 July. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Kathe Kruse Weckt Gefuhle catalogue of dolls, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Puppe Eins: Die Clubzeitschrift fur die Kathe Kruse - Familie, 1998 July. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Copy of list of subjects by RB, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to RB, signed "EP," re: "My Dear Francis...", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Mass thank-you letter from RB with "Recipe for a long and happy life" on back, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

RB Two Portfolios booklet, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Paper with "Time goes so fast ... " poem framed by white tape, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

RB "The Art of Seeing" key points notes, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Paper with 4x4 grid written by RB with "the secret of looking" key points, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Copy of RB's "Recipe for a long and happy life", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 small pages of RB's orange stamp marks, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Page with RB's signature 4 times, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Envelope labelled "RB Signatures etc" with gray card with silver RB stamp and RB signature on back, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

RB Announcements, Invitations, Articles, Brochures, re: RB events, 1990s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Feathers" story and photos by David Cavagnaro, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hearing Voices: Collected Stories and Drawings, book by Brian Andreas "Happy Birthday (No. 97) from brother Alex and Audrey", 2002 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sleeve of "Workshop Student Essays 1997", also includes letters, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to RB from Rosalie Whyel (Museum of Doll Art), undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderMail

Sleeve of programs, press releases, and postcards re: RB shows and workshops, circa 1980s-1990s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Booklet of RB photographs, mostly nudes, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Auction catalogs with RB donations, 1961-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Correspondence and Ephemera Removed from Ruth Bernhard's Personal Library, circa 1980s-2005. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Envelope with letter and drawing from Shelly Zuker, 2006. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Unsorted Mail with Articles that Mention RB from Letter Box, circa 1988-1998. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

Unsorted Mail from Letter Boxes, circa 1980s-2005. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

Unsorted Mail from Letter Boxes, circa 1980s-2005. 9 folders.
Physical Description

9 folders

Unsorted Mail from Letter Box Labeled "Cards from Friends", 2000-2004. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Arrangement

Materials are grouped by format.

Scope and Contents

This series includes any photographic work and publications produced by Ruth Bernhard that are included with the papers, as well as publicity materials related to her activities as a professional photographer. This series documents the appearance of Bernhard's photographs in her own portfolios and monographs, as well as in major publications, advertisements, and exhibitions, with a single image often appearing and reappearing in these various contexts throughout its lifespan. Some items, such as her publicity folios, provide both evidence of her photographic work in print, as well as her efforts to promote and publicize it. Due to this overlap, and to the fact that Bernhard often stored these materials together, this series includes both works and publicity in order to preserve context.

Photographic work includes a few small reproduced prints of several of Bernhard's photographs, two copies of her Portfolio One: Nudes (1968), an artists proof and mock-up for The Gift of the Commonplace (1996), and a copy of the first galleys for Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body (1994). Also included are duplicate portfolio folders for The Eternal Body (1976), The Gift of the Commonplace (1976), and Ten Photographs: 1930-1976 (1982).

Additionally present are posters, postcards, invitations, brochures, and other publicity materials advertising exhibitions, gallery shows, publications, and events showcasing Bernhard's photography. Several large publicity folios, organized chronologically, contain clippings from newspapers, magazines, and other media referencing Bernhard and her photography from the early 1930s until the mid-1990s. A group of video tapes (VHS and 3/4 formats) with recordings of interviews, events, and awards ceremonies related to Bernhard's work as a photographer is also included.

Researchers should note that Bernhard's original silver gelatin prints and negatives are held by the Princeton University Art Museum. It should also be noted that Bernhard quit taking photographs in 1976 due to loss of concentration after her carbon monoxide poisoning accident. At this time, she also threw out many of her 8 x 10" negatives, especially her commercial work, which accounts for the absence of these materials in the papers.

Physical Description

13 boxes

Ten Early Portraits, Prints Reproduced From Slides, circa 1920s-1950s. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Prints were removed from a folder labeled "pix from slides."

Physical Description

1 box

Ruth Bernhard, Point Lobos (6.75 x 7"), 1960. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 boxPhotographic print

Ruth Bernhard, In the Box, Vertical (9.75 x 6"), 1962. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 boxPhotographic print

Ruth Bernhard, Silk Purse (8 x 10"), 1970. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 boxPhotographic print

Portfolio One: Nudes (signed copy), 1968. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Portfolio One: Nudes (unsigned copy), 1968. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Artist Proof (4/4) for The Gift of the Commonplace (Deluxe Edition), 1996. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes an original gelatin silver print of Skull and Rosary (1945).

Physical Description

1 box

Mock-Up for The Gift of the Commonplace, 1996. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Copy of First Galleys of Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body and Related Correspondence between Joel Smith and Matt Robinson, 2010. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Signed Reproduction of Skull and Rosary (1945) on White Folder with Quote on Reverse Side, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Portfolio Folders (Brown and Tan, Folded) for The Eternal Body (3 copies), 1976. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Portfolio Folders (Brown and Tan, Unfolded) for The Eternal Body (22 copies), 1976. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Portfolio Folders (White) for The Eternal Body (48 copies), 1976. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Portfolio Folders for The Gift of The Commonplace (47 copies), 1976. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

One copy is signed.

Physical Description

1 box

Portfolio Pages for Ten Photographs: 1930-1976 (5 pieces, 1 signed), 1982. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Ruth Bernhard at Photography West Gallery in Carmel, CA, featuring In the Box (1962), 1962. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Ruth Bernhard at Photography West Gallery in Carmel, CA, featuring Perspective II (1967), 1967. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for "Ruth Bernhard: Photographic Exhibit and Lecture" at Fullerton College, featuring Bone and Passion Flower (1957), 3 copies, 1975 December 11-1976 January 15. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Ruth Bernhard, featuring Classic Torso (1952), 1980. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Ruth Bernhard, featuring In the Box (1962), 1980. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Ruth Bernhard, featuring In the Box (1962) and Classic Torso (1962), 1980. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Ruth Bernhard, featuring Sand Dune (1967), 1983. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for "1986 Annual Photography Exhibit and Auction" at University of Oregon Museum of Art, featuring Untitled (1976), 1986. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for "The Eternal Body" Exhibition at Amerika Haus Berlin, featuring Classic Torso (1952), 1988 July-August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for "Ruth Bernhard: The Art of Seeing" Master Seminar at Daytona Beach Community College, featuring Two Leaves (1952), 1988 September 5-29. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for "Ruth Bernhard Retrospective" at Oklahoma Art Center/Oklahoma Arts Institute, featuring Rice Paper (1969), 1988 October 23-1989 January 1. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Ruth Bernhard: Illuminations, a film by Robert Burrill, featuring Dancer in Repose (1951), 1989. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Ruth Bernhard at Preus Fotomuseum, featuring Classic Torso (1952), 1989 June-August. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Ruth Bernhard, featuring Hand in Hand (1956), 1994. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Ruth Bernhard and Michael Kenna's "Photoview 1998 Exhibition" at Longview Museum of Fine Arts, featuring Lifesavers (1930), 1998 January 17-February 28. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for "The Masters of Photography" Lecture Series at Film in the Cities Gallery in Saint Paul, MN, featuring Creation (1936), circa 1980s-1990s. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for "Il Nudo" Exhibition at Bologna Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Italy, featuring Two Forms (1963), 2004. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Hearst Art Gallery "Master Artist Tribute IV" Exhibition, featuring Creation (1936), 2 versions, 2006 November 17-December 22. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Ruth Bernhard at J. Hunt Galleries, featuring Skull and Rosary (1945), undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Poster for Ruth Bernhard Lecture at Photo Metro in San Francisco, CA, featuring In the Box (1962), 2 copies, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Mounted Gallery Description of "Ruth Bernhard: Collecting Light" Retrospective Exhibition, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Print Titling and Signing Guides for Ruth Bernhard, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Exhibition Postcard featuring Oregon Coast by RB from William Sawyer Gallery, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Invitations to Private Viewing of "Ruth Bernhard: Photographs" at Princeton University Art Museum, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cut-out Page with Sitting Bull watercolor on one side, RB photograph of shell on back, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Invitations to Fresno Art Museum Reception, featuring Ruth Bernhard: Light Years (1930-1980): A Fifty Year Retrospective, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Card Featuring Seed by RB, 1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cut-outs of Classic Nude and Angel Wings, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Cards for Ruth Bernhard Light and Shadow at Fairbanks Gallery, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Cards with Classic Torso with Hands from "Ruth Bernhard: Photographs" at Princeton University Art Museum, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Assorted Cards for RB Photographs at Fong/Heimerdinger Gallery, circa 1990s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Postcards for The Eternal Body Reception at A Gallery for Fine Photography, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Paper Envelope from Telluride Gallery of Fine Art with RB's signature, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Invitations to Form and Light Opening at Alinder Gallery, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cards for RB's Fine Art Photographs at Fong/Heimerdinger Gallery, circa 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Postcard for Beneath the Surface: An Exhibition of Nude Photography at Panopticon Gallery, 2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Small Square Card Featuring Knees and Arms by RB, 1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Postcard for 4 Women: The Photography of Ruth Bernhard, Margaretta Mitchell, Nata Piaskowski, W. Brooke Gray at Gallery Theatre of Skyline College, 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Card Featuring "Palm with Shells" from Gift of the Commonplace, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Card for The Eternal Body at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Featuring In the Box, 1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

44 Miscellaneous Cut-Outs of RB's Photographs, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Informational Mail-Order Card for Gift of the Commonplace, 1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Cards with Envelopes for "Ruth Bernhard: Still Lifes and Nudes" at John Stevenson Gallery, circa 1990s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Card for RB "Between Life and Art" and Michael Kenna "New Work" at G.Gibson Gallery, circa 2001-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Cards for Ruth Bernhard Photographs Preview Reception at SK Josefsberg Studio, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Exhibition Postcards for Stieglitz, Kenna, Bernhard, and Adams Exhibitions at The Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cards for Angel Wings Special Edition Prints at Vision Gallery, 1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Invitations to RB's 88th Birthday Party at Vision Gallery, 1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Card for Classic 20th Century Photography at Peter Fetterman Gallery, featuring Knees and Arms, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Cards for RB Retrospective from Ginny Williams Collection at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Postcards for Ruth Bernhard: Photographs at Cuesta College Art Gallery, 1990. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Postcards for the Photographs of Ruth Bernhard at Douglas Elliot Gallery, 1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Cards for Ruth Bernhard: Seven Decades Behind the Camera at Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Postcards for Ruth Bernhard Exhibition at SK Josefsberg Studio, 2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Invitations to Private Viewing of Bernhard Retrospective from the Ginny Williams Collection, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Brochure for RB and Michael Kenna at Photoview Workshops, Longview Art Museum, 1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Information Cards for The Eternal Body First Printing, 1988. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Cards for RB Artist's Reception at The Photographer's Gallery, 1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Postcards for Master Artist Tribute Gala, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College, 1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Cards for 10 Years Exhibition at Center for Photographic Art, 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Postcards for RB's 95th birthday Exhibition at Scott Nichols Gallery, 2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Invitations to 15th Photography West Invitational, 1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Postcards for The Eternal Body at de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, 1991. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Postcards for Photography as Life and Art at Highlands Inn, Carmel, 1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Card, "Save These Dates" from G. Gibson Gallery featuring RB Still Lifes, 1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Postcards for The Eternal Body at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1986. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Event Invitations to Harn Museum of Art Member's Gala Reception, 1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Postcards for Ruth Bernhard: Today is the Day! at John Cleary Gallery, 1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Postcards for Ruth Bernhard at Griner Waters Gallery, 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Card for "Essential Art: 140 Years of American Photography" from the Ansel and Virginia Adams Donation at Center for Creative Photography, featuring Classic Torso, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Postcard for Ruth Bernhard's Unknown Photographs at Scott Nichols Gallery, 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Exhibition Invitations for Ruth Bernhard and Michael Kenna at Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 1998. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Postcards Featuring Skull And Rosary (100 copies, 1 signed), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Postcards Featuring Seed (104 copies), 1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pamphlets for Ruth Bernhard Portfolios from Collected Visions, Inc. (5 copies), 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pamphlets for Two Portfolios by Ruth Bernhard (5 copies), 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Publicity Folio, 1932-1958. 1 box.
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1 box

Publicity Folio, 1941-1968. 1 box.
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1 box

Publicity Folio, 1943-1982. 1 box.
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1 box

Publicity Folio, 1972-1984. 1 box.
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1 box

Publicity Folio, 1985-1993. 1 box.
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1 box

"Let the Eyes See From the Inside Out: A Conversation with Ruth Bernhard," Fullerton College, 1976. 1 box.
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1 box3/4 Video Tape

"Part I: Bernhard Interviewed by Arthur Ollman and Rosella Felsenfeld for the Photo History Video Project," Black and white, 60 minutes, 1977. 1 box.
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1 box3/4 Video Tape

"Part II: Bernhard Interviewed by Arthur Ollman and Rosella Felsenfeld for the Photo History Video Project," Black and white, 60 minutes, 1977. 1 box.
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1 box3/4 Video Tape

Ruth Bernhard Interviewed by Betty Estersohn, California, 25 min. (3 tapes), 1979 July. 1 box.
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1 boxVHS Tape

Ruth Bernhard Interviewed by Betty Estersohn, California, 25 min., 1979 July. 1 box.
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1 box3/4 Video Tape

"Ruth Bernhard: Photoprofiles," Interview with Margaretta Mitchell, Morgan Productions, Covington, Kentucky, 1983. 1 box.
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1 box3/4 Video Tape

"Creative Mind #107," Interview by Bettina Gray for KQED/TV, San Francisco, California (2 tapes), 1991 December 6. 1 box.
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1 boxVHS Tape

"Creative Mind #107," Interview by Bettina Gray for KQED/TV, San Francisco, California, 1991 December 6. 1 box.
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1 box3/4 Video Tape

"Cyril Magnin Award to Ruth Bernhard, with Introduction by Michael Kenna", 1994. 1 box.
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1 boxVHS Tape

CNN "All About Women: History of Women Photographers," New York Public Library Exhibit, Copyright 1996 (2:40) 2 copies, 1996 October 19. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 boxVHS Tape

CNN "All About Women: History of Women Photographers," New York Public Library Exhibit, Copyright 1996 (2:40), 1996 October 19. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box3/4 Video Tape

Ruth Bernhard, "Art With Elders" at M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, 1997. 1 box.
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1 boxVHS Tape

Ruth Bernhard Exhibition, "Light and Shadow", 1997. 1 box.
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1 boxVHS Tape

"Alumnae Resources 1998 WAVE Luncheon", 1998. 1 box.
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1 boxVHS Tape

"American Society of Photographers International Award to Ruth Bernhard", 1999 July 26. 1 box.
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1 boxVHS Tape

"Women in Photography International Tea Time 20th Anniversary Exhibition", 2001. 1 box.
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1 boxCD-ROM

"Common Ground" Interview with Ruth and Manfred Bernhard on WPTV 5 in West Palm Beach, Florida, undated. 1 box.
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1 boxVHS Tape

Arrangement

Materials are grouped by format.

Scope and Contents

This series primarily contains props and objects used by Ruth Bernhard for still life photography and teaching, along with some print and audio and visual materials related to her activities as a photography instructor. Some objects, such as the cow skull with embedded rosary pictured in Skull and Rosary (1945) and the Venus murex shell pictured in Venus Comb (1943) can be attributed to specific photographs. Others exemplify the sorts of props Bernhard often photographed and used in student instruction, including doll pieces, animal bones, various seed pods and other plant materials, found objects, and modern decor and kitchen equipment. Insight into Bernhard's use of these objects can be found in pages 87-90 of the draft of Ruth Bernhard: Between Art and Life, a biography written by Margaretta Mitchell in conjunction with the artist (See Box 7, Folder 8-9).

Encouraged by Minor White and other photographer friends, Ruth Bernhard began teaching photography classes in 1961, offering courses and print evaluation sessions from her home studio and later leading popular workshops on the photography of the nude around the country and internationally, including workshops held by Ansel Adams, John Sexton, and the University of California Extension Program. In her later life, after the 1976 poisoning accident left her unable to continue working as a photographer, teaching and lecturing superseded photography as Bernhard's primary activity and means of income.

Also present are some papers related to Bernhard's teaching activities, including essays on the teaching of art by Bernhard and others, hand-outs, inspirational quotes, paper signs for props, student essays, questionnaires, and assignments, as well as some publicity materials specifically related to workshops, including a group related to the John Sexton Photography Workshops in the 1990s. A small amount of slides used in teaching are included, as well as some cassette tapes and video tapes (VHS and 3/4 formats) documenting various lectures, workshops, and interviews related to teaching. Other teaching-related papers, filed by Ruth Bernhard and the Princeton University Art Museum can be found in Subseries 1A and 1B, respectively.

Some of the more fragile objects present in this series are wrapped in layers of tissue paper, archival polyester batting, and bubble wrap. Some small plaster pieces, bones, and other natural materials are also housed in compartments within artifact trays. Researchers are asked to take care when returning these materials to their boxes to preserve this arrangement.

Physical Description

17 boxes

Ruth Bernhard Teaching Essays, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Print-Outs Related to John Sexton Workshops, circa 1990s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Clippings of Articles Related to Visual Arts Instruction, circa 1970s-1990s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters, Press Releases, and Articles Related to Workshops, 1912-1990s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

10 Polaroids of Participants and their Applications for the John Sexton Photography Workshop, 1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photographs by Others Used in Workshops, Labeled "Students are asked to describe this photograph", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Thoughts of and Essays by Ruth Bernhard, 1995 Workshop, 1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

John Sexton Workshop, Student Essays Describing Photographs, 1997-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

John Sexton "Evaluating Your Negatives" Information Sheet, 1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Madame Chidlovsky" Essay by Ken Kraus (8 copies), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ruth Bernhard Photography Round-table Questionnaire for Workshop Participants, 1967. 1 folder.
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1 folder

University of California Santa Cruz Folder, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ruth Bernhard's Example Artist's Statement, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Landscapes of Presence" Example Artist's Statement by Jerry Takigawa, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hand-outs of RB's "Time goes so fast ..." Poem (2 copies), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Blue Hand-outs with RB's "Recipe for a long and happy life", 2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"I. Head, Heart and Hand" yellow paper sign, undated. 1 folder.