William Frederick collection of visual material

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

William Frederick Collection of Visual Material (10 linear feet) consists of visual material related to works created by Chicago-based silversmith William N. Frederick, including black and white and color photographs of his metalwork (most undated), as well as some images related to personal or family subjects and exhibits and lectures that Frederick gave or that featured his works. Collection includes photographs showing ecclesiastic commissions, personal jewelry, and various other silver items such as vases, boxes, and chains of office for various universities. Color photographs of chalices and wedding bands make up the bulk of this collection, along with color slides of a large selection of Frederick's work.

Biographical Historical Note

William N. Frederick was a Chicago-based silversmith who specialized in religious objects.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Kalo Shop Collection of Visual Materials, Chicago History Museum; Crown Center Gallery Records, Loyola University Chicago Department of Fine and Performing Arts