The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Archives
The Archives' mission is to preserve and document the rich history of The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library, the Frick family, and scholarship in art, and to make these historical records available to staff and outside researchers.
Established in 1997, the Archives organize and make accessible the institutional records of The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library and the manuscript materials acquired by the Library relating to the history of art.
These resources chiefly include records created by the Collection and the Library at their founding and in the normal course of business. The Archives continue to accession non-current records of the Collection and Library, as well as donations of other primary source material when appropriate.
In 2001, the Helen Clay Frick Foundation placed the papers of the Frick family on deposit at The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library, nearly doubling the Archives' holdings. The Frick family's personal papers complement the institutional records of the Collection and the Library and give insight into the private interests of the family and their public legacy.