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Oral history interview with Frederick A. Sweet, 1976 February 13-14

Interviewee:
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903-1984  Search this
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Museums, American -- Maine  Search this
Curators -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12866
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213166
AAA_collcode_sweet76
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213166
Online Media:

Frederick A. Sweet research material on Mary Cassatt and James A. McNeill Whistler, 1872-1975

Creator:
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903-1984  Search this
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903-1984  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill  Search this
Topic:
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9505
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211703
AAA_collcode_sweefred
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211703

Oral history interview with Frederick A. Sweet

Interviewee:
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Extent:
55 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1976 February 13-14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Frederick A. Sweet conducted 1976 February 13-14, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art, in Sargentville, Maine.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick A. Sweet (1903-1984) was a museum curator from Sargentville, Maine.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 5 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Museums, American -- Maine  Search this
Curators -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sweet76
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99f82bb6f-7621-4cdf-b90a-3539eacf7c2a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sweet76
Online Media:

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

Creator:
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903-1984  Search this
Names:
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 5 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1872-1975
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:
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).
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.
Provenance:
Donated 1975 by Frederick Sweet.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art historians -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sweefred
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ce8d58bf-7902-4fa7-8a20-ba8b6cb30cc7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sweefred

Theodore Roszak papers

Creator:
Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981  Search this
Names:
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Matisse, Pierre, 1900-1989  Search this
Saarinen, Aline B. (Aline Bernstein), 1914-1972  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903-1984  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 6 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1928-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, printed material, photographs, sketches, writings, financial material and interviews.
REEL N69-54: Scrapbooks; exhibition catalogs, articles and clippings from the London Eagle; biographical data; and writings, including THE ARTS AND THE UNIVERSITY: A SYMPOSIUM.
REEL N69-66: Correspondence, Christmas cards and telegrams; exhibition catalogs and publications; photographs of art work and projects; and references to Roszak in Whitney Museum publications.
REEL N69-81: Correspondence; talks and taped interviews; notes; press releases and statements.
REEL 2134-2136: Correspondence with museums, art organizations and Alfred Barr, Lloyd Goodrich, Pierre Matisse, Eero and Aline Saarinen, David Smith and Frederick Sweet; subject files containing correspondence, printed material, sketches, blueprints (not microfilmed) and financial material for the U.S. Embassy in London and the J. F. Kennedy memorial grave; biographical material; writings, speeches and interviews; exhibition catalogs, announcements and clippings; and photographs of Roszak and his sculpture.
UNMICROFILMED: An exhibition catalog of Roszak's drawings, 1981; 16 photographs and negatives of works by Alexander Calder, Julio Gonzalez, Richard Lippold, Ezio Martinelli, and David Smith; and a negative of David Smith's studio.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, painter, designer, decorator, lithographer, teacher, craftsperson; New York City. Born in Poland. Died in 1981. Studied at the National Academy of Design. Member of American Artists Congress. Teacher at Laboratory School of Industrial Design, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reels N69-54, N69-66 & N69-81 lent for microfilming by Theodore Roszak, 1969. Material on reels 2134-2136 donated by Roszak, 1980. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Sara Jane Roszak, Theodore's daughter, 1983.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.rosztheo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93cf7ffdb-8f91-444c-abca-a1718d520fa1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosztheo

Mary Cassatt collection

Creator:
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926  Search this
Names:
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Palmer, Potter, Mrs  Search this
Riddle, Theodate Pope, 1867-1946  Search this
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903-1984  Search this
Tyson, Carroll Sargent, 1878-1956  Search this
Vollard, Ambroise, 1867-1939  Search this
Webb, Electra Havemeyer  Search this
Whittemore, Harris  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1871-1955
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Cassatt, from Cassatt, and from and to Cassatt's family and others; a typescript of a family history written by Cassatt's father, and other genealogical and biographical material; and pages from Paris Salon exhibition catalogs of 1872-1876 referencing Cassatt. The materials were primarily in the possession of Art Institute of Chicago curator Frederick Sweet at the time of microfilming; Sweet coordinated the microfilm project with the then newly formed Archives of American Art. The microfilm also identifies the owner at the time of microfilming (1955) and some of Sweet's correspondence concerning permission to microfilm from the various owners.
Among the recipients of letters from Cassatt are Cecilia Beaux, Electra Havemeyer Webb, Mrs. Potter Palmer, Theodate Pope, Mary Gardner Smith, Carroll S. Tyson, Ambroise Vollard, Harris Whittemore, her nephew Robert Kelso Cassatt and his wife Minnie Drexel Fell Cassatt; her sister-in-law Jennie (Mrs. J. Gardner Cassatt); and others. [Microfilm label: Frederick A. Sweet papers]
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming in 1955 by Frederick Sweet, author of the exhibition catalog Sargent, Whistler, and Mary Cassatt (1954) and Miss Mary Cassatt, Impressionist From Pennsylvania (1966). The owners of the letters at the time of microfilming are listed on the microfilm and the inventory. Letters and the typescript family history filmed on CI frames 1-869 were subsequently donated by their owner Mrs. John B. Thayer of Rosemont, Pa. to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1967, and letters from Cassatt to her nephew Robert Kelso Cassatt that were lent by Mr. Alexander Cassatt, Robert's brother in 1955, were subsequently donated to the Archives of American Art in 1986 by Alexander's son, also named Alexander Cassatt (microfilm reel 3684).
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from the owners of the letters. [Frames 1-869 owned by Philadelphia Museum of Art] Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Printmakers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.cassmary
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95bcd6cb7-6fe7-4423-aa76-a5d1009ed9eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cassmary

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