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Alfred Victor Frankenstein papers, 1875-1985

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Series 4: Research and Project Files , circa 1880s-1977
10 Linear feet
Boxes 2-12

The bulk of the papers consist of Frankenstein's research and project files. For the most part, the files retain the original folder titles and reflect either artist's name or the names of dealers, collectors, general subjects, and a few named project files. There is extensive research material on artists Karel Appel, Christo, John F. Francis, Richard LaBarre Goodwin, John Haberle, William Michael Harnett, William Sidney Mount, and John Frederick Peto, among others. Research material concerning Frankenstein's book After the Hunt (1953) is found within the folders for William Henry Harnett. And manuscript drafts of The World of Copley: 1738-1815 (1970) are found within the research files for William Singleton Copley. There are also files containing research materials and drafts for the exhibition and published catalog, The Reality of Appearance (1970).
There are three project files on Hawaiian painted churches, a panorama of American painting, and the tapestries of Villanueva, New Mexico.
Content of the files vary but often contain contain correspondence between Frankenstein and collectors, dealers, or museums; photographs and slides of works of art; notebooks, notes and drafts of manuscripts, articles, and books; provenance research information; annotated printed material; and original and xeroxed primary source research material. A few files also contain sketches (notably by John Haberle).
Users should note that there is some overlap between the Research Files in Series 4 and Exhibition Files in Series 5.
Description Container
Multiple Artists, General, 1940s-1960s
2
25
Multiple Artists, General, 1927-1970s
3
1-11
Alexander, Henry, 1949-1969
3
12
Appel, Karel, 1970s
3
13-17
Atkinson, Jacob, 1949
3
18
Baker, Harry H., 1953
3
19
Bement, Williams B., 1950s
3
20
Berry-Hill Galleries Inc., 1960s
3
21
Blanchi, A., 1960s
3
22
Blemly, Scrapbook, 1940s
3
23
Brawn, A.D., 1960
3
24
Brookes, Samuel Marsden, 1948
3
25
Brooks, Nicholas A., 1940s
3
26
Browere, Alburtis, circa 1950
3
27
Chalfont, J.D., 1940-1970s
3
29
Chalfont, J.D., 1947
4
1
Christo, 1970-1976
4
2-3
Colyer, Edward, 1950s
4
4
Combes, Voltaire, 1969
4
5
Cooper, Astley, 1967
4
6
Copley, William Singleton, 1969
4
7-13
Counterfeiting , 1950
4
14
Danton, F., 1970
4
15
Davies, Kenneth, 1950s
4
16
Davis, William M., 1968
4
17
Decker, Joseph, 1948
4
18
Dubrevil, V., 1948-1964
4
19
Dunlap, William, circa 1960
4
20
Elmer, Edwin Romanzo, 1953-1969
4
21
Fakes, 1960s
4
22
Francis, John F., 1940-1970
4
23-26
Friedlander, Camila, circa 1950
4
27
"Get 'Em" (Research Leads), 1969
4
28
Goodwin, Richard LaBarre, 1910-1948
4
29-30
Gouy, 1949
4
31
Grier, 1966-1967
4
32
Haberle, John, 1880s-1960s
4
33-35
Haberle, John, 1939-1960s
5
1-3
Harnett, B.J., 1931-1969
5
4-6
Harnett, William Michael, 1880s-1967
5
7-29
Harnett, William Michael, 1880s-1967
6
1-23
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1950s
7
1
Hirst, Claude R., 1893-1950s
7
2
Keane, William, 1952-1969
7
3
King, C.B., 1950s
7
4
Lee Mansion, Marblehead, Massachusetts , circa 1968
7
5
Lemon, Daniel, 1957
7
6
McLaughlin, Vincent, 1950
7
7
Martin, Silas, 1949-1950
7
8
Mason, 1940s-1960s
7
9-10
Meissonier, J. LE, 1950s
7
11
Meurer, C.A., 1948-1949
7
12
Minor Artists, 1947-1953
7
13-14
Mount, William Sidney, circa 1923-1971
7
15-33
Mount, William Sidney, circa 1923-1971
8
1-14
Mount, William Sidney, circa 1923-1971
9
1-25
Mount, William Sidney, circa 1917-1968
10
1-16
Muncy, Milton A., 1962-1963
10
17
Peale, James and Margaretta, 1955
10
18
Peale, Raphael, 1950s
10
19
Peale, Rubens, 1950s
10
20
Peto, John Frederick, 1940s-1969
10
21-24
Peto, John Frederick, 1900-1950s
11
1-8
Pfleger, 1947
11
9
Platt, George W., 1948
11
10
Platt, George W. , circa 1940s
11
11
Platt, George W. , 1900s-1940s
11
12
Pollock, Jackson, circa 1970
11
13
Pope, Alexander, 1967
11
14-15
Radio Programs, 1948
11
16
Roesen, R., 1951-1953
11
18
Shinn, John Marion, 1948-1949
11
19
Stereoscopic Photographs, 1954
11
20
Stewart, Theodore, circa 1890-1960s
11
21-22
Still-Life, 1940s-1950s
11
23-25
Stralen, Donald, circa 1960
12
1
Vanderlyn, John, 1943-1957
12
2
Vellut, 1950s
12
3
Waas, Martin, 1949
12
4
Walton, Richard Guy, circa 1950
12
5
Yates, Y. H., 1969
12
6
Yuel, Claude, 1960s
12
7
Oversized Multiple Artists, General Material, from Box 3, F11, circa 1950s
21
3
Projects
Hawaiian Painted Churches
12
8-12
Panorama of American Painting, 1969-1970
12
13-14
Villanueva Tapestry Project, 1974-1977
12
15-16

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