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J. Fred Woell papers, 1943-2016

Woell, J. Fred, 1934-



Collection Information

Size: 24.5 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of jeweler and metalsmith J. Fred Woell measure 24.5 linear feet and date from 1943-2016. Included are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings by Woell; teaching and worskshop files; gallery, exhibition and commission files; artists' files; printed material; photographs and a photograph album; a VHS video recording and a digital hard drive.

Biographical/Historical Note

J. Fred Woell (1934-2015) was a metalsmith and jeweler on Deer Isle, Maine.


A majority of the collection donated 2018 by Patricia Wheeler, Woell's widow and executor. An interview, printed material, writings, and a photograph (0.2 linear feet) donated 2003 by J. Fred Woell as a part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of audio visual recordings and born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

How to Cite This Collection

J. Fred Woell papers, 1943-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.