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Guide to the Ransom Rathbone Patrick Papers, 1940-1960

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Patrick, Ransom Rathbone, 1906-1971.
Title
Ransom Rathbone Patrick papers, 1940s-1960s
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.2 Linear Feet, 1,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

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.

warning Use Restrictions

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.

Contents of the Collection

Photograph, undated
Box 1
Patrick Paper, "Evaluation of Picasso"
Box 1
Patrick Paper, "Evaluation of Picasso"
Box 1
San Fernando College Correspondence, 1964
Box 1
Hydrodynamics Flow Diagram, 1964
Box 1
Deryl Hart Correspondence, 1962
Box 1
Speeches, 1957 and undated
Box 1
News Clippings, Football Photo, Miscellaneous, 1954-62
Box 1
Zoology Lecture Notes, 1943
Box 1
Oriental Art Lecture Notes, undated
Box 1
Scientific Though Lecture Notes, undated
Box 1
Paper, "What is a Man Worth," 1946
Box 1
Gary Tabor Alumni Letter, Class of '59
Box 1
Correspondence, 1942-48
Box 1
Paper, "Failure of Modern Sculpture," Copy of First Draft
Box 1
Metaphysics - Copy of First Quarter Outline
Box 1
Philosophy Lecture Notes
Box 1
Formal Sciences Lecture Notes
Box 1
Studio Program Change Proposal, undated
Box 1
Jack's [Major Jack C. Thompson] Correspondence from Vietnam, 1968
Box 1
Photographs, unlabeled
Box 2
Miscellaneous Correspondence, Clippings and Speeches, 1957-62
Box 2
Academic Papers, undated
Box 2
University Research Council Documents, 1956-57
Box 2
Personal Correspondence, 1954-61
Box 2
Research Materials
Box 2
Art 301 Materials
Box 2
Record Library Report, May 1957
Box 2
Art Criticism 121
Box 2
Ad Club Talk
Box 2
American Society for Aesthetics, 1957
Box 2
Department Correspondence, 1961-64
Box 2
Department Reports and Requests
Box 2
To Be Answered, 1961-62
Box 2
Art History Course Notes
Box 2
Aesthetics Course
Box 2
Personal Letters
Box 2
Interview with Jack Eipper, 1961
Box 2
Long-Range Planning Committee Report, undated
Oversize 3
Correspondence and Photos Regarding Murals, 1958
Box 2
Sample Questions from Past Quizzes, undated
Box 2
Correspondence, Course Materials, Miscellaneous, 1947-70
Box 2

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • 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.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ransom Rathbone Patrick Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Ransom Rathbone Patrick Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1974, 1977, 1984.

Processing Information

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.