Brooklyn Museum
Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
Correspondence, programs, invitations, press releases, work orders, opening remarks, and summaries of graduate student papers document the founding, evolution and administration of The Frick Collection Symposium on the History of Art (known as the Symposium on Art and Archaeology from 1940-1953). Records date from 1939 to 1982. The earliest files contain the most comprehensive documentation of the program, and only the files from 1940-1942 contain summaries of the papers presented. No copies of the graduate students' papers presented at the Symposia are in the collection. Correspondence concerns the selection of graduate students, biographical information on the presenters, their paper topics, the logistical planning of the Symposium lectures and luncheons, expenses, and discussions regarding which universities to include in the program
Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
Records document work details of the conversion of the New York residence of the Frick family into The Frick Collection, a public art gallery, and the construction of a new Frick Art Reference Library building. The work of the general contractor, Marc Eidlitz & Son, and the subcontractors hired for the construction project is documented in contracts, invoices, daily progress reports, work orders, receipts, and vouchers. The files date from 1933 to 1937, with the bulk dating from 1933 to 1935. Documentation of the construction project includes contracts outlining the specific work to be performed by each subcontractor; daily progress reports, detailing work done by each subcontractor and the number of men on site; the types of materials and equipment used; and the cost of equipment, materials and labor
Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
The Frick Collection Concert Records document the planning and administration of the Frick's concert series. The files consist of concert programs, tickets, schedules, promotional materials, contracts, texts of intermission talks, attendance figures, memoranda, and correspondence, including letters from performers. Frick Collection Directors Frederick Mortimer Clapp and Franklin M. Biebel are among the primary correspondents. Files for individual concerts contain correspondence and memoranda regarding the booking, program selection, broadcast rights, and logistical arrangements; contracts; and draft and/or printed programs. "Broadcast" files contain correspondence with WNYC Radio, and performers or their representatives, as well as the text of intermission talks given by Frick Collection staff from 1938-1980; Appendix A contains a list of the topics and speaker, when known. Records also contain promotional material from music booking agents, including letters of introduction, printed ... Read More
Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
Records of The Frick Collection's Organizing Director, Frederick Mortimer Clapp, contain reports, correspondence, memos, minutes, budget projections and statements, and summaries of meetings and telephone conversations documenting his involvement in the planning and details of alterations and additions to The Frick Collection, and the construction of a new Frick Art Reference Library building from 1931-1935. Also contains manuscripts for a small catalogue published in 1935 by The Frick Collection, "The Frick Collection: Paintings: Summary Catalogue." The bulk of the files span from 1931 to 1936
Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
The Frick Collection's alphabetical subject files, 1932-1936, document the conversion of the New York residence of Henry Clay Frick to a public art museum, The Frick Collection, and the construction of a new Frick Art Reference Library building. The work of Organizing Director Frederick Mortimer Clapp; Frick Collection Trustees, including John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Henry Clay Frick's children, Helen Clay Frick and Childs Frick; architect John Russell Pope; and general contractor Marc Eidlitz & Son are documented in correspondence, internal memorandums, minutes, reports, clippings, inventories, contracts, and summaries of informal meetings and telephone conversations
University of Kansas - Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
The Frick Collection Lecture Records document the founding and administration of the annual lecture program. The collection contains correspondence, including letters from lecturers; lecture schedules; memoranda; attendance figures; tickets; promotional material; clippings; and some text copies of the lectures. Some correspondence is in French. The Frick's lecture program consists of both regular, or staff, lectures and special, or guest, lectures. Correspondence with guest lecturers generally concern scheduling, choice of lecture topic, logistics and equipment for the lecture, work orders for post-lecture receptions, guest lists, honoraria, and expenses. Files from the 1930s and 1940s contain the most comprehensive documentation of the lecture program. Text copies of the lectures are available for only the first year of staff lectures (1937) and for the 1950 lecture of George Sarton, "Leonardo, Goethe and Ruskin: The Scientific Versus the Artistic Conscience During Four Centuries." ... Read More
University of California, Berkeley - Environmental Design Archives
The collection consists of architectural drawings.