William N. Frederick papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1923–2008 (bulk 1958–2008)
Survey Repository: 
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 N. Frederick Papers (30 linear feet) consists of design sketches, correspondence, magazine and newspaper articles and clippings, resumes, handwritten notes, exhibit presentation boards, real estate papers, and financial statements belonging to Chicago silversmith William N. Frederick. The majority of the collection is comprised of design sketches and correspondence relating to works that Frederick was commissioned to create and to his lectures and exhibitions featuring them.

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