New Finding Aids Online at the Frick

  • Posted on May 19, 2011 by

The Archives Department of The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library is pleased to announce the addition of six new online finding aids to our web site. These join the twenty-four finding aids already online, which made their debut in the spring of 2010. Encompassing institutional records, Frick family papers, and manuscript collections, highlights from these finding aids include records of Henry Clay Frick’s art collecting, Henry Clay Frick’s correspondence, early records of The Frick Collection, and art research files and gallery records.

All of the finding aids are browsable and keyword searchable via The Frick Collection’s web site. They are also accessible through the FRESCO and Arcade online catalogs.  

Construction of The Frick Collection’s Music Room, May 12, 1935
Construction of The Frick Collection’s Music Room, May 12, 1935. Photo by Alfred Cook. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

New finding aids from the Frick Family Papers include the Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series IV: Receipts, dating from 1900 to 1926, and the One East 70th Street Papers, which document construction, furnishings, and daily life at the Frick family’s New York residence.  

Invoice from Pittsburgh florists A.M. and J.B. Murdoch, October 15, 1892
Invoice from Pittsburgh florists A.M. and J.B. Murdoch, October 15, 1892. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives. 

From the Manuscript Collections we added finding aids for the Artists’ Correspondence Collection; the Catalog of the George Jay Gould Collection; and the Bignou Gallery Albums, which contain photographs and descriptions of artwork that passed through the hands of the Bignou Gallery (New York) during the 1930s and 1940s.

And finally, we added one finding aid to the Institutional Records, the Henry Clay Frick Furnishings Files, which contain correspondence, invoices, and lists that concern the interior decoration and furnishings of the Fricks' New York residence.  

Pen and ink drawing of a chandelier for the North Hall, Frick residence at One East 70th Street, by Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Pen and ink drawing of a chandelier for the North Hall, Frick residence at One East 70th Street, by Edward F. Caldwell & Co. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

Archival materials at the Frick are available for consultation by appointment during the hours of Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm. Queries regarding archival holdings and requests for appointments should be directed to archives@frick.org.

Archives Department, The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library


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