Frick Art Reference Library Records

Staff Records - Katherine McCook Knox, 1922-1977

Katharine McCook Knox (1890-1983), a Washington, D.C.-area art historian and author specializing in early American art, worked for the Frick Art Reference Library as a researcher, consultant, and special staff member for over 50 years. Mrs. Knox's staff records consist of correspondence, 1922-1977, regarding art research, photographing trips, her publications and lectures, and Library acquisitions.

Institutional Records

The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library records consist of correspondence and memoranda, photographs, architectural records, minutes, ledgers, financial and legal documents, printed material, scrapbooks, and audio-visual materials documenting the founding and administration of the Collection and the Library.

Staff Research - Katharine McCook Knox Records, 1924–1979

Katharine McCook Knox (1890-1983), a Washington, D.C.-area art historian and author specializing in early American art, worked with the Frick Art Reference Library as a researcher, consultant, and special staff member for over 50 years. These records document her work as a member of the Library staff, as well as her personal research and writings in the field of early American art from 1922 to 1974. Records include correspondence, typescripts and manuscripts, galley proofs, handwritten and typed notes, invoices, photographs, and printed material.

Frick Art Reference Library Central Correspondence — Dealers, 1920–present

Library correspondence with domestic and international art dealers, mainly concerning the acquisition of photographs, sales catalogs, and exhibition catalogs for the Library. Additionally, many letters document the exchange of information on the attribution, provenance, subject identification, and location of particular works of art.

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