Frederick William MacMonnies papers, 1874-1997

MacMonnies, Frederick William, b. 1863 d. 1937
Active in New York, N.Y.; Europe

Smart, Mary-Leigh, b. 1915
Collector, Art patron
Active in York,Me.

Collection size: 7.0 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The papers of sculptor Frederick William MacMonnies date from 1874 to 1997 and measure 7.0 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, a diary, correspondence, personal business records, project files, two sketchbooks and sketches, writings, Mary Smart's research files for her biography of MacMonnies, "A Flight With Fame," printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y.

The bulk of Frederick William MacMonnies papers were donated by the artist's granddaughters Louise Wysong Rice and Marjorie Vander Velde in 1988 and 1998. Some, but not all, of the papers were originally loaned for microfilming and were later included in the donations. A small addition to the papers was transferred from the Smithsonian's Museum of American Art Library in 1981.

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Related Materials

In 1965, five scrapbooks were loaned by Marjorie Vander Velde for microfilming on reel D245, and returned. In 1984, Louise Wysong Rice loaned letters from Augustus Saint-Gaudens to MacMonnies for microfilming on reel 3042. These materials are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Also found in the Archives of American Art are four letters from MacMonnies to Allan Marquand cataloged separately, and a typescript "The Form of the Princeton Monument" lent by Elric Endersby in 1976 and microfilmed on reel 1094.