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Frederic Allen Whiting papers, 1916-1965

Whiting, Frederic Allen, 1873-1959

Museum director, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 16 Items, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Photographs, clippings and a letter.
REEL 3248: Four photographs of Whiting taken at the Cleveland Museum of Art, December 21, 1956.
REEL 3960: Seven clippings, 1926-1960, and a photocopy of a letter, June 14, 1965, from Harry Sayles Francis to Frederic Allen Whiting III. The letter encloses the April-May 1926 issues of the Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art. The bulletins, which have not been microfilmed in their entirety, discuss the lives of Jeptha Homer Wade and Ralph Thrall King. The letter also encloses a clipping of the cover of the Historical Society News which contains a photograph of Harold T. Clark.

Biographical/Historical Note

Museum director, art administrator; Cleveland, Ohio and Boston, Massachusetts. First director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1912-1930.


Photographs on reel 3248 lent for microfilming; printed material and letter on reel 3960 donated 1984 by Frederic Allen Whiting III, grandson of Whiting.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3248: Photos returned to Frederic Allen Whiting III after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3248 & 3960 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

Frederic Allen Whiting papers, 1916-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.