Frederick A. Sweet research material on Mary Cassatt and James A. McNeill Whistler

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sweefred
Creators:
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903-1984
Dates:
1872-1975
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 5 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Research material compiled by Art Institute of Chicago curator and art historian Frederick A. Sweet in preparation for exhibitions and a biography of Mary Cassatt. Included are research notes and manuscripts; Cassatt family biography and tree; Sweet's correspondence and copies and transcripts of letters written by Cassatt; drafts of "Miss Mary Cassatt--Impressionist from Pennsylvania" (Chapters I-XII) and other drafts; exhibition catalogs; clippings and copies of clippings; announcements; and photographic prints of Cassatt, her family, and home (location of originals unknown) and of works of art by Cassatt and Whistler.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Frederick A. Sweet (b. 1903) was an art historian and museum administrator; Chicago, Illinois. Sweet curated the exhibition and wrote the catalog Sargent, Whistler and Mary Cassatt, held at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1954; James McNeill Whistler : paintings, pastels, watercolors, drawings, etchings, lithographs held at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1968; and wrote the Cassatt biography, Miss Mary Cassatt, impressionist from Pennsylvania (1966).

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2054-2056 and 2082-2083 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1975 by Frederick Sweet.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Related Materials
Microfilm of additional Mary Cassatt letters (originals), compiled by Frederick A. Sweet in the course of his research, some in his temporary custody, is available at the Archives of American Art (reel C1); originals of some of those letters were subsequently donated to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and to the Archives of American Art.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Impressionism (Art) -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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