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Rita and Daniel Fraad papers

Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Names:
Fraad, Daniel  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1926-1997
Summary:
The papers of art collectors Rita and Daniel Fraad measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1997. The collection consists of art documentation files that reflect their American art collecting activities. Found in the files are any combination of the following materials: correspondence, sales receipts, treatment reports and photographs, loan agreements, facilities reports, exhibition and auction catalogs, clippings, photographs, transparencies, and slides.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art collectors Rita and Daniel Fraad measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1997. The collection consists of art documentation files that reflect their American art collecting activities. Found in the files are any combination of the following materials: correspondence, sales receipts, treatment reports and photographs, loan agreements, facilities reports, exhibition and auction catalogs, clippings, photographs, transparencies, and slides.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 1 series:

Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files, 1926-1997, undated (Boxes 1-4; 3.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Rita (1915-2004) and Daniel Fraad (1912-1987) were American art collectors in New York, New York.

Rita (née Ritch) and Daniel Fraad were born in Brooklyn, New York, and met in their youth. Daniel graduated in 1935 from Brown University with a B.A. in biology and Rita graduated from Smith College in 1937 with a degree in political science. In 1938, Daniel joined Allied Maintenance Corporation (later Ogden Maintenance Corporation), a maintenance and cleaning services company started by his father in 1888. In the same year that Daniel joined the family business, Rita and Daniel were married. The couple eventually settled in Scarsdale, New York.

Rita and Daniel Fraad actively supported art institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Academy of Design, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. In 1965, the couple became members of the Archives of American Art and in 1989 Rita joined the Board of Trustees. She also sat on the Visiting Committee on American Art and Sculpture for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was a member of the American Art Forum of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Rita was a SAAM commissioner for twelve years, and served as chair of the Collections Committee.

Over the years, Rita and Daniel Fraad amassed a museum-quality collection of American art which included works from George Bellows, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Arthur Davies, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Robert Henri, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, George Luks, Maurice Prendergast, John Singer Sargent, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, Joseph Stella, and James Whistler. In 1964, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, organized an exhibition of the Fraad collection which traveled to the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. In 1985, the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas also presented an exhibition of the Fraad collection.

Daniel Fraad died in 1987 and Rita passed away in 2004. In December 2004, the Fraad collection was auctioned at Sotheby's and raised over sixty five million dollars. The sale broke auction records; the amount was the highest total for any single owner's collection.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2005 by Rita and Daniel Fraad via Jurate Nemickas, Fiduciary Administrator for the estate of Rita and Daniel Fraad.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fraarita
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Untitled (1955)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Genevieve
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref100

Hirsch, Joseph

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref101

Eight Lithographs (1945, 1946, 1963, 1967, 1969)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Joseph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref102

Death of a Salesman (1948)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961, 1968, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Joseph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref103

Inter-Office Souvenir Memo (1955)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Joseph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref104

Portrait of a Certain Tree (1955)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Joseph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref105

Portrait of Daniel Fraad Jr. (1955)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Joseph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Portrait of Two Mud Trout (1955)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Joseph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref107

To the Big Man in the Little White Boat (1955)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964, 1968, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Joseph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref108

A View from the Bridge (1955)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Joseph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref109

Smoking Fish (circa 1956-1957)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1964, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Joseph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref110

Soup (circa 1957)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1968, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Joseph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref111

Soft and Low (1965)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Joseph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref112

Rita at Work (undated)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Hirsch, Joseph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref113

Homer, Winslow

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref114

Green Apples (1866)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1966, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Homer, Winslow
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref115

Spring (1878)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Extent:
(Oversized items housed in Box 4)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945, 1966-1997, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Homer, Winslow
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref116

Sand and Sky (1887)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Extent:
(Oversized items housed in Box 4)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1964, 1983-1984, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Homer, Winslow
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref117

Prout's Neck in Winter (1892)

Collection Creator:
Fraad, Rita  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1991, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Rita and Daniel Fraad papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers
Rita and Daniel Fraad papers / Series 1: Artwork Documentation Files / Homer, Winslow
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fraarita-ref118

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