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Ruth Raymond papers

Identifier: ua-00773

Scope and Content

The collection consists chiefly of Ruth Raymond’s personal and departmental papers, also containing correspondence of art education faculty including Robert S. Hilpert, Clifford Gayne, Marie Lien, Richard Wiggin and Meg Torbert. In addition, there is a section of correspondence, reports and papers involving state and national art education organizations, correspondence of official university nature, course syllabi, a section on conferences in art education and information regarding the administration of the art education department. There are considerable gaps in the papers up to 1930.

A collection of political pamphlets, articles and clippings were discarded. However, indices compiled by Ruth Raymond were retained as indicative of its contents.

The collection is divided into three parts: Personal Papers, Art Education Department and Art Education State and National Organizations.


  • 1923-1947


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Ruth Raymond (1878-1964)

Ruth Raymond was born 6 October 1878 in Evanston, Illinois. She had an extensive educational background, receiving her B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota in the College of Education in 1920 and her M.A. from the University of California in 1924. She also received diplomas from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1900, and Church School of Art in 1912. She taught at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1907 and 1916, as well as the Evanston Classical School, and was assistant to the Director of the Church School of Art. She was principal of the Handicraft Guild School of Normal Art in 1917.

The Department of Art Education at the University of Minnesota was founded in 1906 as the Handicraft School of Minneapolis. By a vote of the Board of Regents on 22 April 1919, the Handicraft School became affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

Ruth Raymond came to the University of Minnesota in 1918 as instructor in the normal art course, was promoted to assistant professor in 1918, associate professor in 1925 and professor in 1926. In 1919 she was appointed chairman of the newly established Department of Art Education. She retired as professor emeritus in 1947 and was succeeded by Clifford Gayne who served as chairman from 1947-1971. Upon retirement Ruth Raymond moved to Santa Monica, California and to Oakland, California in 1957. She was a leader in the Guild for Psychological Studies in San Francisco that combined depth psychology methods and fine arts. Ruth Raymond died on 24 June 1964.


1 Cubic Feet (5 hollingers)


This collection contains the papers of Ruth Raymond, chairman of the Art Education Department at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

Source of acquisition for the Ruth Raymond collection is unknown.

Related Material in University of Minnesota Archives

College of Science, Literature and the Arts records.

Hazel Stoeckeler papers

Ruth Raymond papers, 1923-1947
University Archives Staff; updated by Karen Klinkenberg
August 2006
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