Ruth Leavitt Fallon papers
The Ruth Leavitt Fallon papers are arranged into three series. The collection is housed in one archival document box.
- 1984 - 2019
- Majority of material found in 1984-1985, c. 2008-2009
- Fallon, Ruth Leavitt (Artist, Person)
Conditions Governing Use
0.25 Linear Feet (1 archival document box)
Leavitt’s art studies focused on abstract impressionism. By 1967, she began producing art on mainframe computers, creating and transforming graphics by stretching and distorting the images. She later worked with personal computers. In 1976, Leavitt edited Artist and Computer, one of the earliest books about computer art, which showcased 35 artists and detailed how individuals could use computers to create new art forms and visual expressions. Within a few years, she produced film animations using her computer graphics and customized programs. In 1984, Leavitt was an instructor of computer art at SUNY Buffalo; her name was passed along to Don Beil and Tom Myers, who were looking to hire a graphic artist for their word processing program called Write Island. She developed the graphics for the game, a visual product for children to learn word processing. For the next few decades, Leavitt taught computer art courses and produced her own art pieces.
As of 2021, Ruth Leavitt Fallon resides in Maryland and continues to create art.
System of Arrangement
Series I: Write Island, 1984-1985
Series II: The Creative Muse, c. 2008-2009
Series III: Background information, 2019
- Finding Aid to the Ruth Leavitt Fallon Papers, 1984-2019
- Julia Novakovic
- 10 February 2021
- Description rules
Part of the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong Repository
One Manhattan Square
Rochester NY 14607 USA