Finding Aid to Worth Ryder Papers, 1927-1954

Jack Doran
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
© 2011
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to Worth Ryder Papers, 1927-1954

Collection number: BANC MSS 94/19 c

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Jack Doran
Date Completed:
2011 October 05
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Worth Ryder Papers
Date (inclusive): 1927-1954
Collection Number: BANC MSS 94/19 c
Creator: Ryder, Worth Allen, 1884-1960
Extent: 1 carton 1.2 linear feet
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Consists of lectures, exams, art project assignments and criticism written by Worth Ryder during his time at UC Berkeley as a Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor and Professor Emeritus.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, German
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Conditions of Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Worth Ryder Papers, BANC MSS 94/19 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Ryder, Worth Allen, 1884-1960 -- Archives.
University of California (1868-1952). Dept. of Art -- Faculty.
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Art -- Faculty.
Faculty papers.
Lecture notes.

Administrative Information

The Worth Ryder papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Virginia McCray (widow of James McCray, Prof. Emeritus of Art at UCB) on December 6, 1993.
No additions are expected.

Biography/Organization History

Papers of Worth Allen Ryder. University of California, Berkeley dept. of Art, Professor Emeritus. B.F.A. Art Students League, N.Y., 1908; appointed Lecturer in Art at U.C. Berkeley in 1927; Associate Professor at U.C. Berkeley 1928-1939; appointed Professorship at U.C. Berkeley in 1939; Professor Emeritus 1952.
Worth Allen Ryder was born in Kirkwood, Illinois on Nov. 10, 1884, and his family relocated to California soon after. His childhood was spent in Berkeley, though he spent much of his youth in the wilderness, especially the high Sierra mountains. He graduated from Berkeley High School in 1903 and entered UC Berkeley, where he studied for three years before turning to art at the Art Students League in New York. While there, he worked as an usher at the Metropolitan Opera House, where he saw performances by such celebrated figures as Enrico Caruso and Feodor Chaliapin and, by his own telling, enjoyed conversing with Mark Twain about California and the West.
Ryder was remembered by his colleagues for his integrity and contributions in shaping the Art History department at UC Berkeley. He died on February 17, 1960.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of lectures, exams, art project assignments and criticism written by Worth Ryder during his time at U.C. Berkeley as a Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor and Professor Emeritus.
The lectures and notes date from roughly 1928-1954, and primarily relate to work from the courses Ryder taught. There are also some sketches drawn by Ryder, possibly relating to coursework. The collection arrived both loose and in binders, sometimes organized according to subject, which has been maintained at folder level. There are also project assignments for the art composition classes Ryder taught as well as speeches and lectures from forums and non U.C. Berkeley-related events.

Container Listing

 

SERIES 1: Worth Ryder papers

Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.
carton 1, folder 1

Course Syllabi 1941-1944 1949

carton 1, folder 2

Criticism undated

carton 1, folder 3

Exams 1928 1940 1943

carton 1, folder 4

Lectures: Art Anatomy 1936 1938-1939

carton 1, folder 5

Lectures: Art Anatomy 1939 1945

carton 1, folder 6

Lectures: Baroque Art 1932

carton 1, folder 7

Lectures: Color Theory 1929 1933-1936 1938 1942 1948 1954

carton 1, folder 8

Lectures: Early Christian Art 1928 1932 1934 1936 1941-1943 1946 1949-1951 1953

carton 1, folder 9

Lectures: Florentine Tradition 1930 1933 1936 1938 1943

carton 1, folder 10

Lectures: Florentine Tradition 1945-1949

carton 1, folder 11

Lectures: Florentine Tradition 1950-1953

carton 1, folder 12

Lectures: Florentine Tradition undated

carton 1, folder 13

Lectures: Modern Art 1930 1936-1938 1940 1948-1949 1952

carton 1, folder 14

Lectures: Sienese Tradition 1930

carton 1, folder 15

Lectures: Sienese Tradition 1932 1941 1947 1949 1951-1955

carton 1, folder 16

Lectures & Speeches 1927 1934 1936 1944

carton 1, folder 17

Letters 1932 1935 1937 1953

carton 1, folder 18

Project Assignments 1942 1946 1949

carton 1, folder 19

Sketches undated

carton 1, folder 20

UC Materials undated