Guide to the Ransom Rathbone Patrick Papers, 1940-1960
Ransom Patrick was a painter, sculptor and professor of Aesthetics and Art at Duke from the 1940s through the 1960s.
His collection includes course materials, photographs of artworks, essays, correspondence and news clippings. Materials range in date from the 1940s-1960s.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Patrick, Ransom Rathbone, 1906-1971.
- Ransom Rathbone Patrick papers, 1940s-1960s
- Language of Material
- 2.2 Linear Feet, 1,000 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection contains course materials, Patrick's academic essays and lectures, academic and personal correspondence, Duke administrative and departmental memoranda and documents, photographs of Patrick's murals and sculptures, and news clippings relating to Duke University events.
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Ransom Rathbone Patrick was born in 1906 in Santa Barbara, CA. He began as a graphic artist, apprenticing as a sign-painter and newspaper artist and eventually became a freelance artist in Seattle, San Francisco, Cleveland and New York. In 1944, he received is B.A. from the University of Washington, in 1947 and 1959, respectively, he received his M.F.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. He taught at Oberlin College, the University of British Columbia, the University of Minnesota and Western Reserve University before joining the Duke faculty as chair of the Aesthetics, Art and Music Department at Duke University in 1954. Specializing in American and modern art, Patrick also designed the ceremonial flag of Duke University. He died in April of 1971.
- Art and Art History (Dept. of) Records, 1942-1985. (University Archives. Duke University.)
- Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean records, 1934-2003. (University Archives. Duke University.)
- Edens (A. Hollis) Records, 1949-1960 (University Archives. Duke University.)
[Identification of item], Ransom Rathbone Patrick Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Ransom Rathbone Patrick Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1974, 1977, 1984.
Processed by Jessica Wood, October 2006
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, November 2006
Accessions A74-70 , 77-19, A74-70 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.