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Frank N. Wilcox papers, 1906-1976

Wilcox, Frank N. (Frank Nelson), 1887-1964

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 1.3 Linear feet, (on 5 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence; writings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; sketches and sketchbooks; photographs; clippings; and miscellany.
REELS 1035-1036: A manuscript of an unpublished autobiography "written primarily to record the circumstances of the Art World in the City of Cleveland during my lifetime and from the point of view of the participant." In addition there are essays by Wilcox on art; transcribed letters written to his family from Europe, 1910-1911; an 8 page paper on Wilcox by Paul J. Blanock; magazine articles, reproductions, clippings; and exhibition catalogs and announcements.
REELS 1148-1149: 34 letters received from Paul Travis, Henry Keller, Horace Potter, Norman Kent, Charles Burchfield, and Marshall Fredericks; manuscripts of an unpublished autobiography and an illustrated novel by Wilcox; 562 sketches and 2 sketchbooks; 11 photographs; exhibition catalogs and annoucements; clippings; and miscellany.
REEL 3482: A letter, April 1, 1930, from E. Weyhe to Mrs. Malcolm McBride, about exhibiting watercolors by Wilcox; 3 exhibition announcements; clippings; and a magazine.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Cleveland, Ohio.


Material on reels 1035-1036 lent for microfilming 1975 and material on reels 1148-1149 and reel 3482 donated 1976 by Mrs. Frank Wilcox, Wilcox's widow.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels 1035-1036: Originals returned to Mrs. Frank Wilcox after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1035-1036, 1148-1149 & 3482 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Frank N. Wilcox papers, 1906-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.