Archives of American Art

Dorothy Tyler papers

Collection ID:
Tyler, Dorothy
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs, correspondence, notes, and printed material relating to the Charles Freer House designed by Wilson Eyre in Detroit, Michigan, compiled in preparation for Tyler's booklet on the house. Also included is some related material on James McNeill Whistler who was commissioned to paint a room in the house, Colonel Frank Hecker, and Detroit architecture in general.
Scope and Contents
REEL 439 AND SCANNED One photograph of Robert Cremean, which was previously part of Photos of Artists I and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the Tyler papers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art historian; Detroit, Michigan. The Charles Freer House became the Merrill-Palmer School in 1921. Freer was a collector of Far Eastern art. In accordance with Freer's wishes, the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. was opend in 1923 to house his collection. It is a branch of the Smithsonian Institution.

Reproduction Note
Photographs by Buford Pickens: are photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Photographs by Buford Pickens: originals in the possession of Buford Pickens.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1964 by Tyler.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architecture -- Study and teaching -- Michgan -- Detroit Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charles Freer House Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Merrill-Palmer School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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