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James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser papers, 1913-1970

James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser papers, 1913-1970

Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953


Collection Information

Size: 2.0 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: A transcript of an interview with James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser; biographical data; letters to Laura Fraser; general correspondence; lists of people and their addresses; unpublished manuscripts and notes, including James Fraser's INDIAN PRAIRIE, recording his childhood memories in the Dakota territory of 1880; financial material; printed material, including catalogs, brochures, announcements, scholarship data, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and reproductions; drawings and sketches; Mary Goff's undated sketchbook; and ca. 900 photographs of the Frasers and their works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptors; Westport, Connecticut.


Lent 1982 by Mrs. Erving Wolf. It is unclear how she acquired the papers.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Erving Wolf, after microfilming.

Microfilm reels 2548-2549 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.