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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Construction Images - The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library, 1933-1935

Identifier: TFC/FARL-0700-030-02.01
Scope and Content Note Photographs, 1933-1935, document the conversion of the Frick family's New York City residence at One East 70th Street into a public museum, The Frick Collection, as well as the construction of a new Frick Art Reference Library building at 10 East 71st Street. Both interior and exterior views show areas of the Frick residence that would be altered or demolished during the construction project, the conversion of areas within the house, the construction of new spaces for the museum, and the...
Dates: 1933 - 1935

Helen Clay Frick Records - Correspondence

Identifier: FARL.0100.040
Abstract Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984) founded the Frick Art Reference Library in 1920 and served as its director until 1983. Helen Clay Frick Correspondence documents her tenure from 1921 to 1960. Letters, notes, lists, and photographs concern administrative and personnel matters, staff work, building and construction, Library furnishings, acquisitions and gifts, art research, staff events, special projects, Library photographing expeditions, and some personal matters. Correspondents include Library...
Dates: 1921-1960

The Frick Collection Central Files

Identifier: TFC.0400.010
Abstract The Frick Collection's alphabetical subject files, 1932-1936, document the conversion of the New York residence of Henry Clay Frick to The Frick Collection, a public art museum, and the construction of a new Frick Art Reference Library building. Correspondence, internal memorandums, minutes, reports, clippings, inventories, and contracts detail the work of Organizing Director Frederick Mortimer Clapp; architect John Russell Pope; general contractor Marc Eidlitz; and Frick Collection...
Dates: 1932-1936