Frick Family Papers

black and white photograph of seated henry clay frick wearing vest and suit

The papers of the Frick family date from the 1860s to the 1980s and consist of correspondence, photographs, albums and scrapbooks, diaries, financial records, printed material, and architectural records documenting the lives of Henry Clay Frick, his wife Adelaide, and their children, Helen Clay Frick and Childs Frick. These materials give valuable insight into the history of the Frick family and members of their circle, which included politicians, art dealers, business leaders, university officials, fellow art collectors, and philanthropists. Some notable figures represented in these papers are Andrew W. Mellon, Theodore Roosevelt, Andrew Carnegie, Joseph Duveen, and J. Horace Harding. The collection also documents the family's own art collecting and philanthropic interests, which ranged from museums and educational institutions to hospitals and parks.

Below is a list of collections comprising the Frick Family Papers, each with a brief description and links to the finding aids or digital resources when available.

Frick Family Papers



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