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Frederick William MacMonnies papers, 1874-1997

MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937


Collection Information

Size: 7.0 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of sculptor Frederick William MacMonnies date from 1874 to 1997 and measure 7.0 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, a diary, correspondence, personal business records, project files, two sketchbooks and sketches, writings, Mary Smart's research files for her biography of MacMonnies, "A Flight With Fame," printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y.


The bulk of Frederick William MacMonnies papers were donated by the artist's granddaughters Louise Wysong Rice and Marjorie Vander Velde in 1988 and 1998. Some, but not all, of the papers were originally loaned for microfilming and were later included in the donations. A small addition to the papers was transferred from the Smithsonian's Museum of American Art Library in 1981.

Related Materials

Also found in the Archives of American Art are four letters from MacMonnies to Allan Marquand cataloged separately, and a typescript "The Form of the Princeton Monument" lent by Elric Endersby in 1976 and microfilmed on reel 1094.

Location of Originals

  • Letters on reel 3042 and entire reel D245: Originals returned to the lenders after microfilming.