Size: 0.2 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of Fred Meyer measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1959 to 1982. The papers consist of thirty-eight letters (1975-1982) including correspondence from Midtown Galleries, the Allentown Art Museum, Gallery St. Paul, and the National Academy of Design concerning Meyer's work, letters from theaters reviewing scripts submitted by Meyer, 2 letters from friends, and 3 letters from his son Michael. The collection also contains outlines for teaching assignments (1959-1969) used in Meyer's classes at the Rochester Institute of Technology, a 21-page script for a skit "R.I.T. in Orbit", and 4 exhibition announcements (1968-1982).
Fred Meyer (1922-1986) was a sculptor and playwright. Meyer was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1922, and received his art education at Cranbrook Academy of Art and the universities of Wisconsin and Notre Dame. He has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, Wayne University, Rochester Institute of Technology, the School of Art and Design and the School for American Craftsmen. His first one-man show was held in 1949 at Midtown Galleries and in 1955 he won a Ford Fellowship for a year in Italy. He is represented in the collections of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Everson Museum, Little Rock Museum of Fine Art, and many private collections. Meyer died in 1986.
Donated in 1983 by Fred Meyer.
Two letters are in German.