Archives of American Art

James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser papers

Collection ID:
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953
Fraser, Laura Gardin, 1889-1966
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
(on 2 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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Gardin Fraser; biographical data; letters to Laura Fraser; general correspondence; lists of people and their addresses; unpublished manuscripts and notes, including James Fraser's INDIAN PRAIRIE, recording his childhood memories in the Dakota territory of 1880; financial material; printed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
Biographical / Historical
Sculptors; Westport, Connecticut.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2548-2549 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Erving Wolf, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent 1982 by Mrs. Erving Wolf. It is unclear how she acquired the papers.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Connecticut -- Westport Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goff, Mary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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