Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Fred Meyer Papers, 1959-1982, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.meyefred
Creators:
Meyer, Fred
Dates:
1959-1982
Languages:
Two letters are in German.
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of Fred Meyer measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1959 to 1982. The papers consist of thirty-eight letters (1975-1982) including correspondence from Midtown Galleries, the Allentown Art Museum, Gallery St. Paul, and the National Academy of Design concerning Meyer's work, letters from theaters reviewing scripts submitted by Meyer, 2 letters from friends, and 3 letters from his son Michael. The collection also contains outlines for teaching assignments (1959-1969) used in Meyer's classes at the Rochester Institute of Technology, a 21-page script for a skit "R.I.T. in Orbit", and 4 exhibition announcements (1968-1982).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Fred Meyer measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1959 to 1982. The papers consist of thirty-eight letters (1975-1982) including correspondence from Midtown Galleries, the Allentown Art Museum, Gallery St. Paul, and the National Academy of Design concerning Meyer's work, letters from theaters reviewing scripts submitted by Meyer, 2 letters from friends, and 3 letters from his son Michael. The collection also contains outlines for teaching assignments (1959-1969) used in Meyer's classes at the Rochester Institute of Technology, a 21-page script for a skit "R.I.T. in Orbit", and 4 exhibition announcements (1968-1982).

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.
  • Series 1: Fred Meyer papers, 1959-1982 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Fred Meyer (1922-1986) was a sculptor and playwright. Meyer was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1922, and received his art education at Cranbrook Academy of Art and the universities of Wisconsin and Notre Dame. He has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, Wayne University, Rochester Institute of Technology, the School of Art and Design and the School for American Craftsmen. His first one-man show was held in 1949 at Midtown Galleries and in 1955 he won a Ford Fellowship for a year in Italy. He is represented in the collections of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Everson Museum, Little Rock Museum of Fine Art, and many private collections. Meyer died in 1986.

Administration
Author
Ricky Gomez
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 1983 by Fred Meyer.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2022.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Preferred Citation
Fred Meyer papers, 1959-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- New York (State) -- Rochester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Rochester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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