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James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser papers, 1913-1970

Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953



Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet (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Gardin Fraser; biographical data; letters to Laura Fraser; general correspondence; lists of people and their addresses; unpublished manuscripts and notes, including James Fraser's INDIAN PRAIRIE, recording his childhood memories in the Dakota territory of 1880; financial material; printed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.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2548-2549 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

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

How to Cite This Collection

James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser papers, 1913-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.