The collection is arranged in 9 series: Series 1: Biographical Materials,1942-circa 2005 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1947-2004 (Boxes 1-2; 1.9 linear feet) Series 3: Writings, circa 1940s-2004 (Boxes 2-3; 1.4 linear feet) Series 4: Diaries, 1949-2002 (Boxes 4-6; 2.5 linear feet) Series 5: Subject Files, 1943-2002 (Boxes 6-12; 6 linear feet) Series 6: Artwork, circa 1940s-2002 (Boxes 12-13; 0.5 linear feet) Series 7: Sketchbooks, 1955-1993 (Boxes 13, 15; 0.6 linear feet) Series 8: Printed Material, 1938-2004 (Boxes 13-14; 0.5 linear feet) Series 9: Photographs, 1940s-2002 (Box 14; 0.5 linear feet)
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The papers of Fred Mitchell, 1938-2007, measure 14.3 linear feet. Correspondence, writings, 29 diaries, and subject files, document his personal life and career as a painter and educator in New York City. The papers also include biographical materials, artwork, sketchbooks, printed material, and photographs.
Fred Mitchell papers, 1938-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Fred Mitchell (1923-2013), a painter and educator who worked in New York City, was among the first artists to open a studio in Coenties Slip on the East River in downtown Manhattan.
Fred Mitchell donated a small amount of printed material and photographs in 1972. The majority of the papers were donated in 2013 by Fred Pajerski, Fred Mitchell's nephew.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001