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Dorothy Tyler papers, 1921-1959

Tyler, Dorothy

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Photographs, correspondence, notes, and printed material relating to the Charles Freer House designed by Wilson Eyre in Detroit, Michigan, compiled in preparation for Tyler's booklet on the house. Also included is some related material on James McNeill Whistler who was commissioned to paint a room in the house, Colonel Frank Hecker, and Detroit architecture in general.
REEL 439 AND SCANNED One photograph of Robert Cremean, which was previously part of Photos of Artists I and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the Tyler papers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian; Detroit, Michigan. The Charles Freer House became the Merrill-Palmer School in 1921. Freer was a collector of Far Eastern art. In accordance with Freer's wishes, the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. was opend in 1923 to house his collection. It is a branch of the Smithsonian Institution.


Donated 1964 by Tyler.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Photographs by Buford Pickens: originals in the possession of Buford Pickens.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Photographs by Buford Pickens: are photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Dorothy Tyler papers, 1921-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.