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Alfred J. Frueh papers, 1904-2010

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Creator:
Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5.3 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of caricaturist and illustrator Alfred J. Frueh measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1904-2010. These papers consist of biographical information, including a sound recording of reminiscences about Frueh by his children; correspondence that includes many illustrated letters and greeting cards; notes and writings; numerous caricature sketches, cartoons, and 25 sketchbooks by Frueh; printed material; and photographs of Frueh and his artwork.
Citation:
Alfred J. Frueh papers, 1904-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2011 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages, blank versos of photographs, photographs of artwork, duplicates, and exhibition catalogs of other artists have not been scanned. In most cases, the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials.
The sound recording in this collection was digitized for research access in 2011 and is available at the Archives of American Art offices. Researchers may view the original cassette for the archival notations on them, but the original cassette is not available for playback due to fragility.
Funding:
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Biography Note:
Alfred J. Frueh (1880-1968) worked primarily in New York and was best known for his caricatures of theater personalities that appeared in The New Yorker from 1925 through 1962. In addition, he was a cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and designer of children's furniture, toys, pop-ups, and cut-outs.
Provenance:
The Alfred J. Frueh papers were the gift of his children, Barbara Frueh Bornemann, Alfred J. Frueh, Jr., and Robert Frueh, in 1993 and 1997. An addition of 25 sketchbooks and other materials were given by his grandson Stephen Bornemann in 2011.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Alfred Joseph Frueh in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2005. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 8,814 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Illustrators
Photographs
Greeting cards
Illustrated letters
Drawings
Caricaturists
Magazine illustration
Works of art
Sketches
Cartoonists
Caricatures and cartoons
Christmas cards
Actors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6364
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215182
AAA_collcode_fruealfr
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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