Finding Aid for The Frick Collection Central Files, 1932-1936 TFC.0400.010

Summary Information

Repository
The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives10 East 71st Street
New York, NY, 10021
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Creator
Frick Collection.
Title
The Frick Collection Central Files
ID
TFC.0400.010
Date [inclusive]
1932-1936
Extent
24.5 Linear feet  (44 boxes, oversize material)
Abstract
The Frick Collection's alphabetical subject files, 1932-1936, document the conversion of the New York residence of Henry Clay Frick to The Frick Collection, a public art museum, and the construction of a new Frick Art Reference Library building. Correspondence, internal memorandums, minutes, reports, clippings, inventories, and contracts detail the work of Organizing Director Frederick Mortimer Clapp; architect John Russell Pope; general contractor Marc Eidlitz; and Frick Collection Trustees, including Helen Clay Frick, Childs Frick and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Preferred Citation

The Frick Collection Central Files, 1932-1936. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

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Historical Note

The Frick Collection was founded by Pittsburgh industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), who bequeathed his New York residence and art collection as a public art gallery. The Collection opened to the public on December 16, 1935.

Mr. Frick's will called for the incorporation of The Frick Collection "for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a gallery of art, "encouraging and developing the study of fine arts, and advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects." Named in the will was a Board of Trustees composed of Mr. Frick's wife, Adelaide Frick; his children, Childs Frick and Helen Clay Frick; George F. Baker, Jr.; J. Horace Harding; Walker D. Hines; Lewis Cass Ledyard; John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; and Horace Havemeyer. The will provided an endowment of $15 million, the income of which was to be used for the preservation, maintenance and security of the residence and art collection, the "making of any alterations, improvements, additions or betterments" to the building, and the purchase of suitable works of art.

The Frick Collection was incorporated on April 27, 1920, following Mr. Frick's death on December 2, 1919. According to the terms of the will, the Frick residence, located at One East 70th Street, was to remain the home of Mr. Frick's wife Adelaide during her lifetime.

After Mrs. Frick's death on October 4, 1931, the Trustees created a Committee on Organization and Policy ("the Committee") to begin the process of converting the Frick residence into a museum. The Trustees were in general agreement that the residential character of the building should be maintained, and that alterations made to the existing structure should be limited to those required for administrative purposes or those necessary for the building to function successfully as a museum. Committee members Walker D. Hines (Chairman), Childs Frick and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. appointed Frederick Mortimer Clapp adviser to the Committee and asked him to prepare a report on opening The Frick Collection to the public. Mr. Clapp, Head of the Department of Fine Arts of the University of Pittsburgh, was known to the Trustees from his ongoing work on The Frick Collection catalogue, a project commissioned by Helen Clay Frick in 1928.

After reviewing blueprints with Thomas Blake, formerly of Carrère & Hastings, the architectural firm that designed the Frick residence, Mr. Clapp submitted his report to the Committee on December 18, 1931. The Committee made some early decisions about the museum: public space in the building should be concentrated on the ground floor, with the second floor to be restricted to administrative and possibly educational uses, and an auditorium and another gallery should be constructed.

Architects William Adams Delano of Delano & Aldrich and John Russell Pope were contracted to prepare sketch plans for the renovation and additions to the residence. In early January, 1932, both architects presented their plans to the Committee. In reviewing the plans, the Committee realized that it was an opportune time to address the Frick Art Reference Library's space problem and to carry out the two construction projects simultaneously.

Founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick, the Library, first housed in the bowling alley of the Frick residence, moved to a three-story building designed by Carrère & Hastings in 1924. The building, located at Six East 71st Street on a site belonging to the Collection, was considered an extension of the Frick residence and was paid for by the Collection, albeit with significant contributions by Miss Frick, who administered the Library independently with her own funds. By 1932, the building was already filled to capacity with the Library's collections of photographs, books and periodicals, with no room for future expansion.

Discussions of the ideas presented by the architects led the Committee to other tentative decisions concerning the construction. Details of the Garden Court and an oval-shaped gallery began to emerge, along with the placement of the Boucher Room, Mrs. Frick's Boudoir, on the ground level. The auditorium, or Lecture Room, was originally planned for the second floor, near a connecting passage between the Frick Art Reference Library and the Collection, but revisions later that year placed the Lecture Room and the connection to the Library on the first floor instead.

On March 31, 1932, the Committee presented its report to the Board of Trustees, recommending "the preservation, as far as possible, of the ground floor of the house in its present form as a unique example of a great collection in a beautiful and intimate setting." In addition to the conversion of the second floor, a Lecture Room, and the enlargement of the Frick Art Reference Library, the report called for an entrance on 70th Street, a one-story colonnaded and glassed-over Garden Court, a Reception Hall, a new oval gallery, a Boucher Room and a Barbizon School Room, and the configuration of the organ so that its sound could be channeled into the Garden Court. The Barbizon School Room would later be eliminated from the plans to create space for a cloak room.

On April 15, 1932 John Russell Pope was unanimously selected as the architect by the Committee. Marc Eidlitz & Son was chosen as the general contractor, based on the recommendation of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and the firm of Syska & Hennessey was contracted as consulting engineers.

In January, 1933, Frederick Mortimer Clapp accepted the change of his position title to Organizing Director, a title he had previously refused, preferring to remain an adviser until the plans for The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library were largely decided upon.

The safekeeping of the art collection, furniture, draperies and rugs during the construction phase was of primary concern. Although the possibility of storing the works in an outside warehouse was examined, it was decided in January, 1933 to construct a vault in the basement of the Collection.

By January, 1933, the Committee was ready to purchase and demolish two properties, 10-12 East 71st Street, located next to the original Library building. While the possibility of adding stories onto the original building was initially considered (and the City had approved the foundation for the addition of a single story), structural and aesthetic concerns quickly led the Committee to search for a new location for the Library. In addition, the site of the original Library was desirable for the expansion of the Collection, and it ultimately became the site of the East Gallery and Lecture Room. Other buildings in the near vicinity, including one on the north side of 71st Street across from the Collection, were examined as possible sites for the Library before the decision was made to construct a completely new Library building next to the original.

With the addition of a new plan for a 13-story Frick Art Reference Library, the Building Committee of the Board of Trustees voted to approve the construction plans, as well as the estimated cost in April, 1933. On June 19, 1933, L.W. Eisinger was hired as Clerk of the Works to supervise the execution of the building plans and fill in to some capacity during any absences of Organizing Director Frederick Mortimer Clapp. Mr. Eisinger was later replaced by I.D. Matthew in December, 1934, due to health reasons.

Other matters that the Committee discussed throughout the construction process concerned the Collection and Library's tax exempt status, insurance, the air conditioning system for both buildings, and the publication of a small catalogue of The Frick Collection. The construction of the basement vault was completed on June 21, 1933. The furniture was moved into the vault on June 22, and paintings, sculpture and porcelain were moved June 28-30. Furniture, draperies and rugs that did not fit in the vault were wrapped and stored in rooms on the third floor.

On June 26, demolition of the buildings located at 10-12 East 71st Street, the site of the new Library, began. The organ, located in a niche at the bottom of the main staircase, was dismantled and stored in the Dining Room on August 18, 1933. Excavation work began at the site on August 22, foundation work on September 29, and stone work on November 27.

Also demolished was the site of the former office of Mr. Frick to make room for the Oval Room. On November 27, 1933, excavation began on the Garden Court, but unexpected foundation and shoring problems caused delays in the construction. The shoring of the east wall of the house differed from the original blueprints and required the design of additional methods of support. Alterations to the second and third floor of the Collection were also being made during this time.

Trustee and Committee Chairman Walker D. Hines died on January 14, 1934. He was replaced on the Board of Trustees by Maitland Griggs. Other changes to the Board of Trustees named in Mr. Frick's will occurred prior to the opening of The Frick Collection: Trustees J. Horace Harding died in 1928 and Lewis Cass Ledyard died in 1932. They were replaced on the Board by Andrew W. Mellon and Junius S. Morgan.

The new Library was completed and ready for occupancy in November, 1934. Books, photographs, furniture and staff were transferred to the new building over the course of five days, via an opening in the wall between the old and new buildings. Demolition of the old Library building began on December 3, 1934, and construction of the East Gallery and Lecture Room began. The new Frick Art Reference Library building opened to the public on January 14, 1935.

After the construction of the Collection was completed, interior work began on wall coverings, painting, woodwork, gilding, and ceiling decoration. The Trustees took possession of the Collection building from the general contractors on September 30, 1935. Work still remaining included the final cleaning and installation of the furniture and artworks, the design and installation of a lighting system for the paintings and enamel cases, the planting of the Garden Court, completion of the organ, the creation of a ticket office, and security matters, among other numerous details. Moving the art objects from the basement vault into the Collection was begun on October 1 and completed on December 5, 1935.

The opening of The Frick Collection was held on December 11, 1935 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Eighteen hundred guests were invited, and between 700 and 800 attended. The Frick Collection opened to the public on December 16, 1935.

In 1936 Frederick Mortimer Clapp became the Director of The Frick Collection, a position that he held until his retirement in 1951.

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Scope and Content Note

The records of The Frick Collection Central Files, 1932-1936 document all aspects of the process of converting the Frick residence into a museum, as well as the construction of a new building for the Frick Art Reference Library. In addition, the files of 1936 document the first complete year of the Collection's operation. Types of records include correspondence, internal memorandums, minutes, reports, newspaper clippings, periodical articles, commercial brochures, inventories and lists, contracts, and decorative samples. The records date from 1930-1937, with the bulk dating from 1932-1936, and with only a few printed items from 1926.

The decision-making process and the actions taken in converting the Frick residence into a museum and constructing a new building for the Frick Art Reference Library are documented in the files. Topics covered include the hiring of Frederick Mortimer Clapp as an adviser; the selection of John Russell Pope as the architect; details related to the design, construction and selection of materials for both the Collection and the Library; the interior decoration of the rooms; and the rehanging of the art. In addition, matters related to finances, insurance, public relations, security, salvage of materials, and the publication of a small catalogue are all also documented.

The Reports of the Organizing Director to the Board of Trustees provide the best summary overviews of the project. Reports and weekly meeting minutes of the Committee on Organization and Policy, the files and weekly meeting minutes of architect John Russell Pope, Memoranda on Plans and the files of general contractor Marc Eidlitz & Co. provide details of every action taken. Information on specific subjects, although discussed in minutes and reports, are most easily accessed in the individual subject files, when available.

Insight into the working relationships of Frederick Mortimer Clapp and the Board members can be found in summaries of the meetings and telephone conversations of Mr. Clapp with Helen Clay Frick, Childs Frick, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Walker D. Hines, as every aspect of the design and construction of The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library was debated.

The files also deal with the daily administrative workings of the Collection, containing solicitations from vendors, employee records, and requests for admission. Primary correspondents are Frederick Mortimer Clapp, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Walker D. Hines, Childs Frick, Helen Clay Frick, John Russell Pope, L.W. Eisinger, Marc Eidlitz and John Henry Hammond, The Frick Collection Counsel. While the files do contain correspondence with John Russell Pope, letters and memos most often came from others working in his firm, such as Daniel P. Higgins and Charles G. Anderson.

The Central Files are a system of yearly alphabetical subject files begun in 1932 and maintained until 1985. Some active files were carried over from year to year, so that all of the files on one subject from 1932-1935 might be stored in 1935. Folder titles used in the finding aid were taken from the original folders; explanatory information related to the title or contents can be found in brackets next to the folder title or in the folder notes.

Oversize items were placed at the end of the collection in appropriate housing; blueprints and drawings too large for archival boxes have been removed to separate storage in flat files. Some materials have been transferred to The Frick Collection Architectural Records, Art and Furnishings Files, Concert Records, Lecture Records or Photographs.

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Arrangement

Files are arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by subject within each year.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

These records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives access policy. Contact the Archives Department for further information at archives@frick.org.

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Susan Chore, February 2002, with funding from a Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant, 2001.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

The Frick Collection Construction Files. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

The Frick Collection Records of the Organizing Director - Frederick Mortimer Clapp. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Frick Art Reference Library.
  • Frick Collection.
  • Marc Eidlitz & Son.
  • Syska & Hennessy.

Genre(s)

  • Brochures.
  • Correspondence.
  • Minutes.
  • Newspaper clippings.

Personal Name(s)

  • Clapp, Frederick Mortimer, b. 1879.
  • Frick, Childs, 1883-1965.
  • Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984.
  • Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919.
  • Pope, John Russell, 1874-1937.
  • Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960.

Subject(s)

  • Art libraries.
  • Art museum architecture.
  • Art museums--New York (State)--New York.
  • Library architecture.
  • Mansions--Remodeling for other use.

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Collection Inventory

Central Files, 1932-1933
 

Box Folder Date
1 1

Index
 

Contains explanatory note re filing system and overlap of years.

1933
1 2-3

Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company [2 folders]
 

Contractor for work on Collection organ.

1932-1933
1 4

Aero Automatic Fire Alarm
 

1933
1 5

Air Conditioning
 

1930-1932
1 6

Air Conditioning - Lockwood Greene Engineers, Inc.
 

1933
1 7

Air Conditioning - Pope, John Russell
 

1933
1 8

Air Conditioning - Syska & Hennessey
 

1933
1 9

Air Conditioning - Miscellaneous
 

Includes correspondence with Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Fogg Art Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Huntington Library and Art Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, and the Worcester Art Museum regarding their air conditioning systems.

1933-1934
1 10

American Association of Museums - Bulletins
 

1931, 1933
1 11

American District Telegraph Company (Electric Protection Services)
 

Re fire alarm and watchmen's tour systems for the Collection and Library.

1933
1 12-16

Applications for Employment [5 folders] [RESTRICTED FILES]
 

1932-1933
1 17

A - Miscellaneous
 

Actual Appraisal Company, Inc.

Aldrich, William T.

Art Institute of Chicago

1933
1 18

Baker, George F. [Trustee]
 

1932-1933
1 19

Bludworth, Inc.
 

Prepared electro-acoustical system for organ.

1933
2 1

Building Line Encroachment
 

1933
2 2

B - Miscellaneous
 

Balcom, H. G.

Benjamin West Society

Blattner, Rose Block, Maurice

Borden's

Brewer, H. K. & Co. - Re stationery.

Brown, Henry Collins

Brown, Joseph O. - Contains report on air conditioning.

Bureau of Buildings

1932-1934
2 3

Carrier Engineering Corporation [air conditioning]
 

1929-1932
2 4

Catalogue
 

Contains letter from George McKibbin & Son Book Manufacturers, wishing to submit a bid for The Frick Collection catalogue.

1933
2 5

Cauldwell-Wingate Company
 

Includes list of subcontractors under the original contract of the Frick mansion construction. Contracted to build new concrete curb around two windows in Library.

1932
2 6

Clapp, Frederick Mortimer - Memoranda on House
 

1932-1933
2 7

Cleaning
 

Contains Bowsky Vermin Exterminating Company solicitation letter.

1933
2 8-10

Clippings [3 folders]
 

Includes clippings re conversion of mansion to museum, Frederick Mortimer Clapp, and purchase of 10-12 East 71st Street. Photocopies are stored in first folder, originals in last two. Oversize clippings stored in Box A; photocopies are filed in the original folder.

1932-1933
2 11-26

Committee on Organization and Policy [16 folders]
 

Members: Walker D. Hines (Chairman), Childs Frick and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Primarily contains copy letters to Committee members without enclosures or attachments.

1932-1933
3 1-2

Committee on Organization and Policy - Minutes and Reports of Meetings [2 folders]
 

Contains details of decisions regarding the process of converting the Frick residence to a museum, including which areas to open to the public, the location of the new entrance and Lecture Room, the style of the Garden Court, the construction of a vault, and new galleries, including an Oval Room, the Boucher Room and a Barbizon School Room. Also discussed are the selection of John Russell Pope as architect and Marc Eidlitz & Son as general contractor. Discussions of enlarging the Frick Art Reference Library include the costs borne by both the Collection and Helen Clay Frick since the Library's inception, and the purchase of two properties on 71st Street for its new site.

1931-1933
3 3-5

Contractors, Materials [3 folders]
 

Contains correspondence and vendor brochures. SEE ALSO: Equipment for Museum.

1932-1933
3 6

Cooling & Air Conditioning Corporation
 

1932
3 7

Custodianship
 

Re inventory of items based on inventory done by the executors of Henry Clay Frick's estate. Includes October, 1931 list of paintings purchased by the Trustees.

1931-1933
3 8

C - Miscellaneous
 

Citizens Family Welfare Committee

Clifford, William [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Consolidated Gas Company of New York

Coleman, Laurence Vail [American Association of Museums]

Creighton, William J. [architect]

Croizat, E. F.

Cushman's Sons, Inc. - Includes congratulatory letters to Clapp.

1932-1933
3 9

Delano & Aldrich (architects)
 

Contains correspondence and memos outlining their proposed plans for The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library. Photographs transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

1931-1932
3 10

Drawings of Interiors, Collection and Library and Exterior, Library
 

Folder contains photostats of negative images of John Russell Pope drawings. Includes the following images: Sculpture Court looking north; Sculpture Court looking east; Court with Planting; Garden Court; East Gallery - sections and ceiling plan; Oval Gallery looking South and ceiling plan; Lecture Hall and ceiling plan; Reception Hall - sections and ceiling plan; the Room for Miscellaneous Paintings and the Octagon Foyer; Alterations to the Enamel Room; North Facade of Library; Library section through Portico and Entrance Hall; Library Principal Reading Room; Library Reception Hall; and Library Principal Reading Room - East Wall.

1933-1935
3 11

D - Miscellaneous
 

Downs Printing Company - Contains placard samples.

Duparquet, Huot & Moneuse Co. - Contains proposal re coal and gas range work.

Duveen, Joseph

1932-1933
3 12-16

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] [5 folders]
 

Contains correspondence and memos concerning construction, including discussions of work orders, cost estimates, subcontractors, the basement vault, and issues of salvage from original buildings and reuse of the materials.

1932-1933
3 17

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Bills and Requisitions
 

1933
3 18

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Copies of Letters
 

Contains copies of internal Eidlitz memos, and letters to John Russell Pope, Stephan & Danner, Inc., United States Trust Co. of New York, and The Frick Collection.

1933
3 19

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Statements of Estimated Cost Status
 

Includes details of work done and added to original plans.

1933
4 1

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Statements of Expenditures and Commitments
 

1933
4 2

Employees [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1932-1933
4 3

Employees - References [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1932
4 4

Equipment for Museum
 

SEE ALSO: Contractors, Materials.

1931-1933
4 5

E - Miscellaneous
 

Electrical Research Products Inc.

Equitable Appraisal Company, Inc.

1933
4 6

Fifth Avenue Association
 

1932-1933
4 7

Frick Art Reference Library
 

Includes one-page summary of 1922-1929 Library minutes regarding Helen Clay Frick's contributions to the Frick Art Reference Library, a rough sketch of the Reading Room, suggestions from the Library staff for the new Library building, and a list of Library expenditures, 1924-1932.

1932-1933
4 8

Frick Art Reference Library - Agreements
 

Contains copy of June 16, 1933 agreement between The Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library and an executed copy of the December 30, 1933 Memorandum of Agreement between The Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library.

1933
4 9

Frick, Mr. Childs [Trustee]
 

Contains information about material salvaged from the Frick residence.

1932-1933
4 10

Frick, Mr. Childs [Trustee] - Suggestions with Regard to Plans
 

Includes "Alternate scheme favored by Mr. Frick to accent the importance of the main picture gallery and to restrict the proposed adjacent gallery to entrance foyer proportions."

1932
4 11

Frick, Miss Helen C. [Trustee]
 

Primarily contains copies of letters sent to Helen Clay Frick from Clapp, with some letters sent by Miss Frick and typewritten summaries of their conversations. Includes May 10, 1933 list of Miss Frick's comments about the plans for each room in the Collection and Library. Also includes discussion of material salvaged from the Frick residence to be used in the Library.

1932-1933
4 12

F - Miscellaneous
 

Floorola Company

Forbes, Edward W. [Fogg Art Museum]

1932-1933
4 13

Griggs, Maitland F. [Trustee]
 

1932-1933
4 14

Guaranty Trust Company of New York
 

1932-1933
4 15-16

Guaranty Trust Company of New York - Statements [2 folders]
 

1931-1933
4 17

G - Miscellaneous
 

Garnett, Porter

Greene, Belle da Costa [Morgan Library] - Re tentative rules and regulations.

1933
4 18

Hammond, John Henry [The Frick Collection Counsel]
 

Contains correspondence concerning real estate (10-12 East 71st Street), tax exemption, insurance, and building codes. Includes November 23, 1933 agreement between the Collection and the Library to split costs of lighting, heating and air conditioning.

1932-1933
4 19

Havemeyer, Horace [Trustee]
 

1932-1933
4 20

Hines, Walker D. [Trustee]
 

1932-1933
4 21

Holmes Electric Protective Co.
 

Re watchmen system contracted by the Collection, including installation and service agreement.

1932-1934
4 22

Hook & Hastings Company
 

Potential contractor for removing and storing organ.

1933-1934
4 23

H - Miscellaneous
 

Hale, Mr.

Heydt, Charles O.

Holroyd, John

Huntington Art Gallery - Contains attendance figures and a September, 1933 report by Frederick Mortimer Clapp on conditions at the museum and alterations made.

1933
4 24

Insurance
 

undated
4 25

Inventories
 

Contains inventories of Collection second floor, Guest Rooms #1-4, and Guest Room on third floor. Also includes list of paintings in Miss Frick's office and Students' Room in Library.

1933
5 1-2

Inventory - Daily Inspection (Made under Mr. Naughton's Direction)
 

Contains general count of specific types of objects in each room.

1932-1933
5 3

Inventory - Vault (Mr. Naughton's Notes)
 

Contains lists and notes re items moved to vault during construction. Items include paintings, bronzes, Boucher panels, porcelains, and decorative items. Includes lists of items, as well as room by room inventory of items moved.

1933
5 4

J - Miscellaneous
 

Jonas, Edouard

Jurist, Mrs. Louis

1933
5 5

K - Miscellaneous
 

Knight, J. M. & Son, Engineers & Contractors

Knoedler, M. & Co. - Re cleaning and preservation of The Frick Collection paintings.

Kraft Tile Company

1932-1933
5 6

Lighting - Original House
 

Contains four-page list of lighting fixtures by Caldwell & Co., with estimates of cost and 28 small, detailed pencil drawings of each type of fixture. Original transferred to Henry Clay Frick Furnishings Files; folder contains photocopy of document.

1914
5 7

L - Miscellaneous
 

Lake, Herbert Hallen - Contains March 19, 1933 letter from Charles Hall Rosefield and Herbert Hallen Lake, who worked on original construction of No. 10 East 71st Street, built for Dr. J. B. Clemens by C. P. H. Gilbert.

Lee, Albert R. & Co. Inc.

Lewis, Llywellyn W. - John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s "consultant builder, architect and owner's representative."

1933
5 8

Manhattan Storage & Warehouse Company
 

Company considered for art storage before decision to store art works in vault during construction.

1932-1933
5 9

Mellon, Andrew W. [Trustee]
 

1932-1933
5 10-13

Memoranda on Plans [4 folders]
 

Contains short typed and handwritten memos of points to discuss, questions raised, to do lists, and telephone and conversation messages to Clapp. Often contain daily details of renovation.

1932-1933
5 14-16

Memoranda on Plans - Mr. Clapp's Notes [3 folders]
 

Among the topics covered are the construction of architectural models, which paintings to hang in the Oval Room, placement of the Boucher Room, the organ, construction of a vault, salvage materials, the size of the Library, air conditioning, and the organ. Also mentioned is the bust of Lorenzo, Houdon's  Cagliostro, condition of the Corot paintings, Vermeer's  Artist in His Studio, and the possibility of purchasing the Mackay Sassettas.

1932-1933
6 1

Memoranda on Plans - F. M. Clapp and L. W. Eisinger [Clerk of the Works]
 

Includes discussion of indexing fittings and fixtures at Frick residence before demolition, the organ, protection of the velvet in the West Gallery, salvage, construction of Frick Collection photographic department on the third floor, and the cornerstone for the Library.

1933
6 2

Memoranda on Plans - F. M. Clapp and W. J. Naughton [Custodian]
 

Walnut mantel and over mantel paneling formerly of 640 Fifth Avenue mentioned.

1932-1933
6 3

Memoranda on Plans - Mr. Eisinger's Notes [Clerk of the Works]
 

Re friezes in Mrs. and Miss Frick's rooms, organ, telephone service for the Collection and Library, Library book stack requirements, and air conditioning.

1933
6 4

Memoranda - L. W. Eisinger [Clerk of the Works] and W. J. Naughton [Custodian]
 

Contains list of fixtures to be photographed by Alfred Cook, and Miss Frick's handwritten comments on desired disposition of a list of wood paneling and ceiling salvage.

1933
6 5

Memoranda - Rough Notes on Weekly Conferences
 

1933
6 6

Milliken, Henry O. (architect)
 

Architect. Most memos and correspondence concern the salvage of Collection materials, including stone work, mirrors, medicine cabinets, iron gates and fences, balustrades, spandrels, statues, marble columns, and wall fountains.

1933
6 7

Moorhead, William S. (Moorhead & Knox, Pittsburgh)
 

Re contracts between the Collection and Library for utilities.

1933
6 8

Morgan & Brother [storage warehouse]
 

Warehouse considered for storage of Collection art prior to decision to build basement vault.

1932-1933
6 9

Morgan, Junius S. [Trustee]
 

1932-1933
6 10

Museums
 

Contains list of museums and their executive structures.

1933
6 11

M - Miscellaneous
 

M & S Stile Co.

Magnuson, Beatrice A.

Manning, Ethelwyn [Frick Art Reference Library Librarian]

Martin, Ira W. [Frick Art Reference Library Photographer]

McClintock, Gilbert S.

McCormick, Robert R.

Meriden Gravure

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Refining Co., Inc.

Miller, Charles D. - Re 10-12 East 71st Street.

Moorehead, Warren K. [Phillips Academy]

Municipal Art Society

Murphy, Grayson M. P.

1932-1933
6 12

Naughton, W. J. [Custodian]
 

1932-1933
6 13

Newspaper Releases Regarding Collection
 

1933
6 14

N - Miscellaneous
 

National City Bank of New York

New York Bureau of Fire Underwriters - Re inspection.

New York Edison Company

New York Steam Corporation

New York Telephone Company

Notice of meeting - Committee on Organization and Policy, June 10, 1932.

1931-1933
6 15

Organ - Future Possible Changes
 

1933
6 16

O - Miscellaneous
 

Overholt, Karl F.

1932
6 17-18

Photographic Departments [2 folders]
 

Related to space planning, layout and equipment for The Frick Collection photographic department. Contains brochure, "The Photographic Department of a Modern Museum," Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1932, as well as flyers from photographic equipment suppliers.

1932-1933
6 19

Plans
 

Contains correspondence about plans.

1932-1933
6 20-23

Pope, John Russell [architect] [4 folders]
 

Includes discussion of cost estimates, comparison of areas of present and proposed Library building, and a response from Pope to a congratulatory letter from Frederick Mortimer Clapp re laying the cornerstone of the National Archives.

1932-1933 Feb.
7 1-10

Pope, John Russell [architect] [10 folders]
 

Topics covered include the organ console space; the passageway between the Collection and Library; telautograph vs. pneumatic tubes for the Library; a proposed book conveyor between the Library and the Collection; the vault; skylights for the Oval Room, East Gallery and Lecture Room; the Lochoff fresco; the Collection and Library main entrance doors; and the layout of Helen Clay Frick's office area at the Library. Includes a list of decisions about the Library made by Miss Frick, and a list of salvaged material and its disposition, both dated September 19, 1933. A December 26, 1933 memo notes that the fireplace, book alcoves and doors of the Library penthouse rest room are "to follow closely the Fiskdale Room, Boston Museum of Fine Arts." June 26, 1933 sample key tags removed - stored in Box D.

1933 Mar.-Dec.
7 11

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Estimates on Construction
 

Oversize sheets removed - stored in Box A.

1933
7 12-14

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Minutes of Weekly Conferences [3 folders]
 

Among the topics covered are elevators, the location of mechanical equipment, skylights, the design of the Lecture Room, reuse of the bowling alley paneling in the Library, the vacuum system, projection equipment, a second floor passageway between the Collection and the Library, design of the Enamels Room, air conditioning, resetting of first floor Office mantel in new Trustees' Room, and photography of construction progress by Alfred Cook.

1933 Jan.-Aug.
8 1

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Minutes of Weekly Conferences
 

1933 Sep.-Dec.
8 2

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Reports in Connection with Plans for Collection and Library
 

Includes January 18, 1932 Architect's Report on The Frick Collection; March 12, 1932 resume of suggested alterations and additions to the Library and the Collection; as well as reports concerning an auditorium on the second floor, a list of Miss Frick's requirements for the Library, plans for the Enamels Room, a comparative table of gross floor areas and equipment capacity for the present and proposed library, a visit to the Marshall Field House on East 70th Street, existing stacks in the Library, the treatment of Gallery 214 (Miss Frick's bedroom), and the lighting of the new galleries.

1932-1933
8 3

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Wood Paneling
 

1932
8 4

Powers Regulator Company - Reports
 

Re inspections of air conditioning in vault.

1932
8 5

Printing
 

Contains solicitation letters from printing companies. Includes portfolio of samples from Meriden Gravure Company.

1933
8 6

Projection Apparatus and Television
 

Contains April 20, 1933 copy letter from Alfred N. Goldsmith re audio-visual requirements for Lecture Room, including television, telephone, motion pictures, three-dimensional motion pictures and color organ effects.

1933
8 7

P - Miscellaneous
 

Paramount Pictures Distributing Corporation

Plans - Includes John Russell Pope and Delano & Aldrich schedule of plans (August 15, 1932), and 1933 list of new and old plumbing fixtures and trimming.

Pullman Company

1932-1933
8 8

Real Estate
 

Contains solicitation letter from Howard LeC. Roome, Inc.

1932
8 9

Remington Rand Inc.
 

Re equipment rentals and orders: typewriters, ribbons, trays, and safe cabinet.

1933
8 10

Reports of Organizing Director
 

Contains two summary reports: January 12 to April 14, 1933 and April 13 to June 14, 1933. Topics covered include construction of the vault, inventories, the purchase of 10-12 East 71st Street, the first set of estimates for the project, air conditioning, insurance, security, and the small catalogue.

1933
8 11-12

Reports regarding Plans for Opening The Frick Collection [2 folders]
 

Includes the following reports, as well as numerous others:

Report of the Present Status of Plans for Opening The Frick Collection, March 2, 1932

Report on the space requirements of the Frick Art Reference Library, March 14, 1932

Condensed report of decisions regarding the Collection and Library and outlines of John Russell Pope's and Delano & Aldrich's plans, March 23, 1932

Report on Taylor property as solution of space requirements of the Library, May 6, 1932

Report on the space requirements of the Library for 40-50 years, May 12, 1932

Rules and Regulations of The Frick Collection, June 26, 1932

Report on the Library plans submitted by Pope's office, September 28, 1932

Report on plans for alterations and additions to the Collection as submitted by John Russell Pope, October 25, 1932

"Functions of the Organizing Director" job description, January 4, 1933

1932-1933
8 13-14

Requests for Admission [2 folders]
 

Re admission of Lord and Lady Reading in November, 1932 and Count Colloredo-Mansfeld in January, 1933. All other requests denied.

1932-1933
8 15

Requests for Information re The Frick Collection
 

1932-1933
8 16

Requests for Permission to Reproduce Pictures in The Frick Collection
 

1932-1933
8 17

Requests for Photographs of Articles in The Frick Collection
 

1932-1933
8 18

Rockefeller, John D., Jr. [Trustee]
 

Contains Rockefeller's correspondence with Clapp, who was on an extended vacation/sick leave, reporting on the progress of the construction.

1932-1933
8 19

Roofing and Repairs
 

Contains November 14, 1932 roof inspection report.

1931-1932
8 20

R - Miscellaneous
 

Repairs, Building - Miller-Druck Co., Inc. re courtyard vase.

Reeves, Daniel Inc.

Rhode Island School of Design - Re air conditioning.

1932-1933
8 21

Skylight Protection
 

Related to New York City Building Department requirements of wire guards/mesh in certain types of skylights.

1933
8 22

Snead & Company
 

Contractor for Frick Art Reference Library book stacks.

1933
8 23

Statements - Construction Account - U.S. Trust Co.
 

1933
8 24

Statements - Frick Collection Custodian Account
 

Oversize statements stored in Box A.

1931-1932
8 25

Statements - Frick Collection House Account
 

Oversize statements stored in Box A.

1933-1934
9 1

Stonework - Pointing and Preservation
 

1931-1933
9 2

Storage
 

Re storage of art works during renovation in warehouse vs. vault constructed in basement. Includes June 27, 1932 John Russell Pope report, "A Report on Proposals for the Safe-Keeping of The Frick Collection during Alterations and Additions to the Building." Also contains information re total bulk of objects in cubic feet, size of Fragonard panels, and list of paintings that are too large to go on the third floor, with sizes, both with and without frames.

1932-1933
9 3

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineers]
 

1933
9 4

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineers] - Contract for Engineering Service
 

1933
9 5

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineers] - Copies of Letters
 

Contains letters copied to John Russell Pope and Marc Eidlitz & Son.

1933
9 6

S - Miscellaneous
 

Schaub-Koch, Emile

Scrapbook Guild

Sheffield Farms Company, Inc.

Sherron, George A. [Rhinelander Real Estate Company] - Re Witherbee house.

Smith, Frank C., Jr. - Contains letter of introduction for Frederick Mortimer Clapp from Helen Clay Frick.

Sizer, Theodore [Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts]

Southworth Press.

Stechert, G. E. & Co.

Stone, Benjamin H. [Worcester Art Museum]

Stout, George L. [Fogg Art Museum] - Re air conditioning, temperature and humidity.

1932-1933
9 7

Telautograph Corporation
 

Communications system that enabled handwritten messages to appear on the paper roll of each receiving instrument within a network.

1933
9 8-9

Trustees - Minutes of Meetings [2 folders] [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1932-1933
9 10

T - Miscellaneous
 

Taylor, Francis Henry [Worcester Art Museum]

Telephone calls

Tiffany & Co. - Instructed not to wind clocks at the Collection.

Tingle, Gladys G.

1932-1933
9 11

United States Trust Company
 

1932-1933
9 12

U - Miscellaneous
 

Underwood Typewriter

1932-1933
9 13

Vault
 

List of items, including paintings, mantel sets, sculpture, bronzes, and furniture, to be moved to the vault. Includes measurements (height, width, depth, and cubic inches and feet).

1933
9 14

Watson, Thomas E. (Marc Eidlitz & Son, Inc. - Superintendent)
 

1933
9 15

Western Union
 

Contains copies of telegrams sent.

1932-1933
9 16

Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
 

1933
9 17

W - Miscellaneous
 

Water meters

Weeks, Frank A., Manufacturing Company

Witherbee, Mrs. Frank S.

Wittenmeier Machinery Company

1932-1933
9 18

X-Y-Z - Miscellaneous
 

Yaeger & Company

York Ice Machinery Corporation

Young, T. J.

1932-1933

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Central Files, 1934
 

Box Folder Date
10 1

Index
 

1934
10 2

Accounts
 

1934
10 3

Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company
 

Re movable platform, conduit work, and new console.

1934
10 4

Air Conditioning
 

Re cooling tower, general installation and operating decisions.

1933-1934
10 5

American Association of Museums - Bulletins
 

1934
10 6

American District Telegraph Company (Electric Protection Services)
 

1934
10 7

Annunciator System for Collection
 

1934
10 8-9

Applications for Employment [2 folders] [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1933-1934
10 10

A - Miscellaneous
 

Allegheny Metal

Almirall & Company, Inc. - Re testing of air supply registers and nozzles.

Avinoff, Dr. Andrey [Carnegie Museum]

1934
10 11

Baker, George F. [Trustee]
 

1934
10 12

Bludworth, Inc. [contractor for work on organ]
 

Re organ sound chamber and additional amplifier.

1934
10 13

Booklets
 

1934
10 14-15

Bookstacks for Library [2 folders]
 

Snead & Co. was contracted to provide book shelves for Library. Re shelf specifications, location, placement in new building, electric wiring in stacks, color, and cost. Metal samples of shelf material removed and stored in Box D.

1933-1934
10 16

Bookstacks for Library - Plans
 

1934
10 17

Brewer-Ward Co., Inc.
 

Re office supplies, including Collection stationery.

1934
10 18

B - Miscellaneous
 

Balcom, H. G. [consulting engineer]

Baumstone, Teina

Bowman, Dr.

Bridge, James H. - Contains stock mailer sent to him at The Frick Collection address.

Buildings, Department of

1934
10 19

Cabinet Work
 

Includes outline of cabinet and wood work specifications room-by-room for the Collection and Library and, a summary of the contracts awarded. Cabinet work discussed includes woodwork, paneling, wainscot, doorways, ceilings, doors, trim, ornaments, and painting.

1934
10 20

Charles Paneling for Librarian's Room
 

Re Old English paneling from Charles of London. Contains blueprint of doors.

1934
10 21

Clapp, Frederick Mortimer
 

Re subcontract for carving of lunette over Library entrance, Library woodwork, Library furniture, and Reading Room table lamps. Includes an August 10, 1934 summary of a meeting with John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

1934
10 22

Clippings
 

Includes clippings on the opening of the Frick Art Reference Library, the Frick Collection suit re tax exemption, and the delay in the opening of the Frick Collection.

1934
10 23-24

Committee on Organization and Policy [2 folders]
 

Members: John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Childs Frick, and Maitland Griggs. Topics covered include air conditioning, sump pumps, brick facing of the Library, the Widener house window lattice, the vacuum cleaning system, insurance, the Library elevator, a fountain on the Library terrace, heating and ventilating systems, shoring and support of the west wall of the Garden Court, organ sound transmission, and roofing.

1934 Jan.-Apr.
11 1-2

Committee on Organization and Policy [2 folders]
 

Topics covered include roofing and skylights, budget overruns for the Library, the Reading Room ceiling, finish of the Garden Court panels, new organ console, lighting in galleries, sidewalks, and the fountain in the Garden Court pool.

1934 May-Dec.
11 3

Committee on Organization and Policy - Minutes and Reports of Meetings
 

Topics covered include Miss Frick's dissatisfaction with the lunette over the Library's entrance, the hanging of artworks in the Oval Room as well as other galleries, colors to be used in new rooms (it was decided to wait until the paintings were selected for each room), the location of Mr. Frick's bust, the quality of woodwork (Hayden and Company), and the replacement of Mr. Eisinger as Clerk of Works due to health reasons with Mr. I.D. Matthew.

1934
11 4

Contractors
 

Contains solicitation letters.

1934
11 5

Cooling Tower
 

1934
11 6

C - Miscellaneous
 

Cahill, Mrs. A. A.

Columbia University

1934
11 7

Designs for Monograms - Collection and Library
 

Contains correspondence and drawings related to Henry Clay Frick monogram for the Library entrance. Oversize photostats of drawings stored in Box C.

1933-1934
11 8

D - Miscellaneous
 

Dakin, Howard

Dietzgen, Eugene Co.

Duparquet Huot & Moneuse Co. - Re equipment for Library kitchen.

1934
11 9-11

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] [3 folders]
 

Topics covered include costs; air conditioning duct work; soundproofing; shoring and excavation conditions; wood molding moved from over door of Mrs. Frick's Boudoir to present Boucher Room; electrical work, conduits and windpipes for organ; and no smoking instructions issued to workmen.

1934
11 12

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Bills re Maintenance Account
 

1933-1934
11 13

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Bills and Requisitions
 

Contains itemized list of subcontractors paid on each monthly bill, with work done penciled in next to each name.

1934
11 14-21

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Copies of Letters [8 folders]
 

Re increases or decreases in estimated costs, with explanations.

1934 Jan.-Aug.
12 1-4

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Copies of Letters [4 folders]
 

1934 Sep.-Dec.
12 5

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Estimates
 

Twelve oversize documents removed - stored in Box A.

1933-1934
12 6

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Memoranda to Job Office
 

1934
12 7

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Progress Photographs
 

Seven views of The Collection and Library construction progress from 71st Street, and one from Fifth Avenue and 70th Street. Photographs transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

1934 Jan.-Apr.
12 8

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Statements of Estimated Cost Status
 

Contains monthly reports of approved estimated cost status to date, with lists of extra items approved.

1934
12 9

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Statements of Expenditures and Commitments
 

Oversize charts stored in Box B.

1934
12 10

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Watchmen Service
 

1933-1934
12 11

Employees [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1934
12 12

Equipment for Library
 

1933-1934
12 13

Equipment for Museum
 

Contains solicitation letters.

1933-1934
12 14

Expense Accounts (Frederick Mortimer Clapp)
 

1934
12 15

E - Miscellaneous
 

Eisinger, L. W. [Clerk of the Works]

Electrical Research Products Inc. - Oversize drawing on tracing paper of southeast and southwest corners of Enamels Room stored in Box B.

Equitable Appraisal Company, Inc.

1934
12 16

Fifth Avenue Association
 

1934
12 17

Financial Statements
 

1931-1933
12 18

Fire Extinguishers
 

1934
12 19

Flood Control
 

Re flooding in the sub-basement.

1932-1934
12 20

Floors, Care of
 

1934
12 21

Fresco
 

Re Frick Art Reference Library Reading Room fresco by Nicholas Lochoff. Contains notes on materials and measurements.

1934
12 22

Frick Art Reference Library
 

Contains letter of apology to Clapp from Library staff for sounding ungrateful and complaining about the imperfections in the new building. Photograph (two copies) of front of building, near completion, transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopy of photograph.

1934
12 23

Frick Art Reference Library - Bills for Steam, Water and Electricity
 

1934
12 24

Frick Art Reference Library - Manning, Ethelwyn [Librarian]
 

1934
12 25

Frick Art Reference Library - Report on Construction of Old Library Building
 

Contains report describing materials, finishes, furniture and mechanical details of each room and floor in the Library.

1934
12 26

Frick, Mr. Childs [Trustee]
 

Contains letter re charge for the following salvage material from the Frick residence: plumbing fixtures, wrought iron fences and gates, carved stone in porte-cochere and court, and canvas ceiling from Mrs. Frick's bedroom.

1934
12 27

Frick, Miss Helen C. [Trustee]
 

Contains correspondence, and summaries of conversations and meetings between Clapp and Miss Frick (and others) re design details of the Library. Includes poem for Miss Frick, "Vaunting the Vault; Tenor Ariette."

1934
12 28

Frick, Henry Clay - Extracts from Will
 

1934
12 29

Furniture for Frick Art Reference Library - P.W. French
 

Contains four original P.W. French watercolor drawings of tables and chair. Includes Clapp's criticism of the furniture design for the small Reading Room, the librarian's desk, and chairs, with drawings of his suggested changes.

1934
12 30

Furniture for Frick Art Reference Library - Miscellaneous
 

Contains drawings on tracing paper by Frederick Mortimer Clapp of suggested table for Catalogue Room, and two photographs of tables. Oversize drawings stored in Box C.

1934
12 31

F - Miscellaneous
 

Frick Residence - Contains drawing on tracing paper: Alt. - Frick Residence, Marc Eidlitz & Son and Heydt-Mugler Co. Inc. "Feuse" penciled on reverse side. Drawing stored in Box A.

1933
12 32

Griggs, Maitland F. [Trustee]
 

1934
12 33

Guaranty Trust Company of New York
 

1934
12 34

Guaranty Trust Company of New York - Statements
 

1934
13 1

G - Miscellaneous
 

Giles, C. D. & Company

Grilles - Re radiator covers.

Grimson, Samuel B. [Electrical Research Products, Inc.]

1934
13 2

Hammond, John Henry [The Frick Collection Counsel]
 

Topics discussed include tax exemption, salvage material acquired by Helen Clay Frick and Childs Frick, disposition of furnishings from guest rooms Nos. 1-4 (second floor) and guest room No. 1 on the third floor, and gift of furniture and porcelain in Mrs. Frick's Boudoir from Miss Frick.

1934
13 3

Havemeyer, Horace [Trustee]
 

1934
13 4

Hines, Walker D. [Trustee]
 

Mr. Hines died on June 14, 1934. Folder contains memorial booklet printed by the New York City Bar Association and a handwritten copy of condolence note to Mrs. Hines.

1934
13 5

Holmes Electric Protective Co.
 

1933-1934
13 6

Holmes Electric Protective Co. - Contracts
 

1934
13 7

House Committee
 

1934
13 8

H - Miscellaneous
 

Hale Desk Company

Hayden Company

Hoffman, Malvina - Re information on fountain for Frick Art Reference Library penthouse.

1934
13 9

Insurance
 

undated
13 10

Inventories
 

1934
13 11

Inventory - Miscellaneous - Property Transferred to Collection (Mr. Naughton's Records)
 

Re gifts of Helen Clay Frick, including works of art, furniture, drapery, flags, china, and rugs, listed by room location.

1933-1935
13 12

I - Miscellaneous
 

Ingersoll-Rand Company

Irving & Casson-A. H. Davenport Co. - Installed woodwork at Prides Crossing.

1934
13 13

J - Miscellaneous
 

Jarrett, Thomas M. [University of Pittsburgh Dept. of Fine Arts]

1934
13 14

K - Miscellaneous
 

Knoedler, M. & Co. [Thomas Gerrity] - Re inspection of paintings in vault for condition.

1934
13 15

Lettering
 

Re lettering style for The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library signage. Includes samples.

1934-1935
13 16

Lettering - Photostats
 

Thirteen oversize documents stored in Box C.

1934
13 17

Lighting - Caldwell & Company Statements
 

Contains lists and costs of all lighting fixtures in the Collection and Library.

1933-1934
13 18

Lighting - Miscellaneous
 

1934
13 19

L - Miscellaneous
 

Lee, Albert R., & Co. Inc. - Re lost and stolen art objects.

Lockwood, Greene - Re air conditioning.

1934
13 20

Marble
 

Contains small blueprint of schedule of approved marble (Court Arcade, organ console, Oval Room). Also includes information on marble base in Court, famosa marble trim for door openings in the Reading Room, and marble selected for Library entrance stairs and Collection stairs.

1934
13 21

Mellon, Andrew W. [Trustee]
 

1934
13 22

Memoranda - F. M. Clapp and L. W. Eisinger [Clerk of the Works]
 

Re construction and design matters, including paint colors for the Library interiors.

1934
13 23

Memoranda - F. M. Clapp and I. D. Matthew [Clerk of the Works]
 

1934
13 24

Memoranda - F. M. Clapp and W. J. Naughton [Custodian]
 

1934
13 25

Memoranda - L. W. Eisinger [Clerk of the Works] and W. J. Naughton [Custodian]
 

1934
13 26

Memoranda - Rough Notes on Weekly Conferences
 

1934
13 27-28

Memoranda on Plans [2 folders]
 

1934 Jan.-May
14 1-3

Memoranda on Plans [3 folders]
 

Contains reminders to discuss certain topics at upcoming meetings, short summaries of conversations, and miscellaneous notes both handwritten and typed. January 28, 1934 - Helen Clay Frick suggests using Malvina Hoffman's Shivering Girl as fountain on Frick Art Reference Library penthouse terrace.

1934 Jul.-Dec.
14 4-7

Memoranda on Plans - Mr. Clapp's Notes [4 folders]
 

Contains summaries of conversations, primarily with John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Helen Clay Frick, but also with Childs Frick, Maitland Griggs, Ethelwyn Manning, John Russell Pope, and John Henry Hammond. Topics discussed include the Widener house windows, air conditioning, the Library' lunette and terrace fountain, the cooling tower, a book conveyor annunciator, the organ, Library furniture, sidewalks, and the Library inscription.

1934
14 8

Memoranda on Plans - Mr. Eisinger's Notes [Clerk of the Works]
 

L. W. Eisinger's notes on meetings with John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Frederick Mortimer Clapp, and Helen Clay Frick. Also contains memos to Librarian Ethelwyn Manning. Topics discussed include a vacuum cleaning system, paneling for Ms. Manning's office, woodwork and other finishes in the Library, the organ, and sidewalks.

1934
14 9

Memoranda on Plans - Mr. Matthew's Notes [Clerk of the Works]
 

1934
14 10

Moorhead, William S. [Moorhead & Knox, Pittsburgh]
 

Re agreement between the Collection and the Library on sharing the cost of utilities.

1934
14 11

Morgan, Junius S. [Trustee]
 

1934
14 12

M - Miscellaneous
 

Magnanti, Angelo - Architectural decorator re Reading Room roundel molding.

Manning, Ethelwyn [Frick Art Reference Library Librarian]

Matthew, I. D. [Clerk of the Works]

McKey, Electa

Miller-Druck Co., Inc. - Marble, mosaic, stone, and granite contractors.

Morgan Library

Murphy, Grayson M. P. - Re being disturbed by workmen at night.

1934
14 13

New York Telephone Company
 

1933-1934
14 14

N - Miscellaneous
 

Naughton, W. J. [Custodian]

New York Edison Company

New York Exchange for Woman's Work - Re $500 contribution Henry Clay Frick made in 1911.

New York Steam Corporation

1934
14 15

O - Miscellaneous
 

Otis Elevator Company - Contains text of press release re their contract with The Frick Collection.

Overholt, Karl - Re value of Italian fireplace in Miss Frick's office for insurance purposes.

1934
14 16

Pay Rolls [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1934
14 17-18

Photographic Departments [2 folders]
 

Contains correspondence with John Russell Pope re equipment and department layout. Also contains vendor brochures, and outside correspondence concerning sinks, dryers, and printers.

1934
14 19

Plans
 

1934
14 20

Plans - Schedules of Room Numbers
 

Contains list of assigned room numbers for the Collection and Library.

1934
14 21-22

Pope, John Russell [architect] [2 folders]
 

Contains many cursory notes referring to changes to be made in plans with approval granted. Most letters are from the firm, not John Russell Pope himself.

1934 Jan.
15 1-16

Pope, John Russell [architect] [16 folders]
 

Contains many cursory notes referring to changes to be made in plans with approval granted. Most letters are from the firm, not John Russell Pope himself.

1934 Feb.-Sep.
16 1-6

Pope, John Russell [architect] [6 folders]
 

Contains many cursory notes referring to changes to be made in plans with approval granted. Most letters are from the firm, not John Russell Pope himself.

1934 Aug.-Dec.
16 7

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Bids for Subcontract Work
 

Contains signed tabulations of bids.

1933-1934
16 8

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Bills Paid
 

1933-1934
16 9

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Contract
 

1933-1934
16 10-13

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Drawings and Samples Submitted [4 folders]
 

Contains forms that list drawings sent to the Collection or the Library, the name of shop, the number of copies, and remarks.

1934
16 14-15

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Minutes of Weekly Conferences [2 folders]
 

Attendees may include: Frederick Mortimer Clapp, L. W. Eisinger, and I. D. Matthew (The Frick Collection); Daniel P. Higgins, Charles G. Anderson, and Mr. Ferrenz (office of the architect); Marc Eidlitz and Mr. Cotter (office of the builder); and Mr. Syska and Mr. Hennessey (engineers). Includes discussion of additions and deductions to budget, items pending action, and items approved and authorized, often with subcontractor's name and estimated cost.

1934 Jan.-Jun.
17 1-2

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Minutes of Weekly Conferences [2 folders]
 

1934 Jul.-Dec.
17 3

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Orders
 

1932-1934
17 4

Pope, John Russell - Supplements Showing Changes to Plans
 

Contains cover letters for revised plans sent to Mr. Clapp.

1933-1934
17 5

Printing
 

Contains brochures from vendors.

1934
17 6

Progress of Construction Work
 

1933-1934
17 7

P - Miscellaneous
 

Painting of Library

Park Association of New York City, Inc. - Membership pin stored in Box D.

Planting - Re hedge.

Plans - Includes index of plans for the Collection and Library.

Pope, John Russell - Re "Rubens Vase."

Powers Regulator Co.

Pratt, H. L. [Standard Oil Company of New York]

1934
17 8

Remington Rand Inc.
 

1934
17 9

Repairs
 

1933-1934
17 10

Report of Organizing Director
 

Contains report for period of June 14, 1933 to March 28, 1934. Report summarizes construction progress, Garden Court excavation and shoring, schedules, air conditioning in vault, inventory, flood control, utility and other contracts, house account, 1934 budget and expenses, tax exemption, insurance, small catalogue, and watchmen.

1934
17 11

Requests for Admission
 

Majority of the requests were denied, except for Trenchard Cox, who viewed paintings in the vault; Philip Hendy of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, who was shown the Bellini; and Chauncey B. Tinker, who was shown Gainsborough's The Mall in St. James's Park.

1934
17 12

Requests for Information re The Frick Collection
 

1934
17 13

Requests for Permission to Reproduce Pictures in The Frick Collection
 

1934
17 14

Requests for Photographs of Articles in The Frick Collection
 

1934-1935
17 15

Rest Room No. 2 (Frick Art Reference Library Penthouse)
 

Oversize photostats of drawings stored in Box B.

1934
17 16

Rockefeller, John D., Jr. [Trustee]
 

1934
17 17

Roofing and Repairs - Committee on Organization and Policy
 

1933-1934
17 18

Roofing and Repairs - Marc Eidlitz & Son and John Russell Pope
 

1933-1934
17 19

Roofing and Repairs - Miscellaneous
 

1933-1934
17 20

R - Miscellaneous
 

RCA Victor Company, Inc. - Re talking picture equipment.

Rose, Fred & Co. Inc.

1934
17 21

Salvage Material - Eidlitz, Marc & Son
 

Includes lists of items sent to Childs Frick and Helen Clay Frick with the amount they were charged, and "List of Porcelains from the Boucher Boudoir which Miss Frick has agreed to convey to the Collection."

1933-1934
17 22

Salvage Material - Miss Frick and Mr. Frick
 

Salvage items include furniture, ornamental railings, marble trim, mantelpieces, carved wood and canvas ceilings, plumbing fixtures, exterior ornamental stonework, woodwork, wrought iron fences and gates. Also includes list of porcelains from the Boucher Boudoir (Adelaide Frick's Sitting Room) which Helen Clay Frick has agreed to convey to the Collection. Eleven photographs transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

1934-1937
18 1

Salvage Material - John Henry Hammond [The Frick Collection Counsel]
 

Contains resolution regarding Helen Clay Frick and Childs Frick's payment agreement.

1934
18 2

Salvage Material - Miscellaneous
 

1932-1934
18 3

Samples
 

Contains bronze, leather and textiles samples for chairs, lights, doors, and hardware. Bronze hardware samples stored in Box D.

1934
18 4

Schedules of Materials
 

1934
18 5

Shoring and Excavation - Marc Eidlitz & Son and John Russell Pope
 

Includes report on shoring conditions, reasons for cost overruns, discrepancy in actual construction with Carrère & Hastings plans, and insurance.

1933-1934
18 6

Shoring and Excavation - Miscellaneous
 

Six photographs of excavation transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

1933-1934
18 7

Shoring and Excavation - Statements
 

1933-1934
18 8

Sidewalks
 

1934
18 9

Statements - Construction Account
 

1933-1934
18 10

Statements - Construction Account - U.S. Trust. Co.
 

1934-1935
18 11

Statements - Construction Connected Items
 

1933-1934
18 12

Statements - Frick Collection House Account
 

Five oversize statements stored in Box A.

1934-1935
18 13

Statements - Miscellaneous
 

1931-1933
18 14

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineers]
 

Includes January 26, 1934 four-page letter responding to questions about air conditioning posed by Childs Frick.

1934
18 15

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineers] - Bills
 

1933-1934
18 16

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineers] - Copies of Letters
 

Contains copies of letters sent to John Russell Pope.

1934
18 17

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineers] - Fees
 

1933-1934
18 18

S - Miscellaneous
 

Sachs, Prof. Paul [Fogg Art Museum]

Salvage

Selby, Mr. [Wininger & Selby]

Siple, Walter H. [Cincinnati Art Museum]

Stamps

Stoves

1934
18 19

Tax Exemption Proceedings (Property)
 

1934-1935
18 20

Taxes [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1932-1935
19 1

Temperature and Humidity Records
 

Contains graphs of house, vault and Fragonard Room relative humidity and temperature, and New York monthly and yearly relative humidity and temperature range.

1932-1934
19 2

Tile
 

1933-1934
19 3

Trustees - Minutes of Meetings [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1933-1934
19 4

T - Miscellaneous
 

Telautograph Corporation

Typing services

1934
19 5

United States Trust Company
 

1934
19 6

U - Miscellaneous
 

University of Pittsburgh - Re Odom Italian furniture.

1934
19 7

Vault
 

1934
19 8

V - Miscellaneous
 

Van Wagoner-Linn Construction Co. - Re electrical work.

1933-1934
19 9

Watchmen Tour Service
 

1934-1935
19 10

Western Union
 

Contains typed copies of telegram text.

1934
19 11

Whitley, Frederic N.
 

Contractor for Library fireplaces.

1933-1934
19 12

Widener Lattice
 

George D. Widener, owner of Five East 70th Street, wanted the trellis work removed from the west side of his house. For architectural and legal reasons, the lattice was retained. Folder contains three photostats of lattice drawings. Oversize photostat of a drawing stored in Box B. Five photographs transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

1932-1934
19 13

W - Miscellaneous
 

Walters Art Gallery

Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, New York City Department of

Watson, Mrs. Thomas E.

Who's Who in America

Wittenmeier Machinery Co. of New York [Freon supplier]

1934
19 14

X-Y-Z - Miscellaneous
 

York Ice Machinery Corp. [Freon supplier]

1934

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Central Files, 1935
 

Box Folder Date
20 1

Index
 

1935
20 2

Accounts
 

1935
20 3

Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company
 

Contains list of rolls ordered for Concertola. Former rolls belonged to Helen Clay Frick and went to Pride's Crossing. Four photographs of organ (two close-ups of keys) transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

1935
20 4

Air Conditioning
 

1935
20 5

Air Conditioning - Temperature Charts
 

1935
20 6

American Association of Museums - Bulletins
 

1935
20 7

American District Telegraph Company (Electric Protection Services)
 

1935
20 8-10

Applications for Employment [3 folders] [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1935
20 11

A - Miscellaneous
 

American Art Annual

American Association of Museums

American Red Cross

Angell, James Rowland [Yale Gallery of Fine Arts]

Architects [registered in New York]

Arden Studios, Inc.

1935
20 12

Baker, George F. [Trustee]
 

1935
20 13

Bludworth, Inc.
 

Information re electro-acoustical system for organ.

1935
20 14

Bookstacks
 

1935
20 15

Brewer, H. K. and Company
 

Stationery supplier.

1935-1936
20 16

Brooklyn Museums
 

1935
20 17

Buildings, Department of
 

Contains Certificate of Occupancy for 10-12 East 71st Street.

1935
20 18

By-Laws
 

Contains draft By-Laws of December 23, 1935 and December 31, 1935, and comments and recommendations by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

1935
20 19

B - Miscellaneous
 

Balay, Roland

Balcom, H.G. [consulting engineer]

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Bowser, S. F. & Company, Inc. - Re pumps and tanks.

Brady, David

Burroughs Adding Machine Company

1935
20 20

Cabinet Work
 

Contains memos and letters re the Collection main entrance doors, the Reception Hall ceiling, and Oval Room woodwork, as well as other areas of the Collection building. Includes memo on the reasons for color and finish changes in new walnut woodwork in the Collection. The Hayden Company was a subcontractor for the cabinet work.

1935
20 21

Card Indices Room
 

Re Library Card Catalogue Room. A mezzanine was added to the room.

1934-1935
20 22

Catalogue, Small - Porter Garnett
 

Contract awarded to E.L. Hildreth & Company for The Frick Collection: Paintings: Summary Catalogue.

1933-1935
20 23

Catalogue, Small - E. L. Hildreth & Company
 

Contains sample illustrations, samples of cloth for covers, dummies, and shipment records for The Frick Collection: Paintings: Summary Catalogue.

1935
21 1

Catalogue, Small - E. L. Hildreth & Company - Proofs
 

1935
21 2

Catalogue, Small - Manuscript
 

Contains copy sent to printer of The Frick Collection: Paintings: Summary Catalogue.

1935
21 3

Catalogue, Small - Miscellaneous
 

Re catalogue specifications, comments on the galley proofs, and costs of The Frick Collection: Paintings: Summary Catalogue.

1935
21 4

Catalogue, Small - Miscellaneous Bids
 

1933-1935
21 5

Catalogue, Small, Check Lists, etc. - E. L. Hildreth & Company
 

Re printing of small catalogue, check lists of works in The Frick Collection, and postcards. Contains estimates and specs. Painting reproductions done by Meriden Gravure Company. Check lists were for paintings, paintings from Pride's Crossing, sculpture, and enamels.

1935
21 6

Catalogue Sales Department - Receipts
 

1935
21 7

Check List - Enamels
 

Contains galley proof and typed copy. Printed by E. L. Hildreth & Company.

1935
21 8

Check List - Paintings
 

Contains galley proof and typed copy. Printed by E. L. Hildreth & Company.

1935
21 9

Check List - Paintings from Pride's Crossing
 

Contains galley proof and typed copy. Printed by E. L. Hildreth & Company.

1935
21 10

Check List - Sculpture
 

Contains galley proofs and typed copy. Printed by E. L. Hildreth & Company.

1935
21 11

Circulation
 

Re order in which visitors should move through the rooms of the Collection.

1935
21 12

Clapp, Frederick Mortimer
 

Re Building Congress award for superior craftsmen.

1935
21 13

Clippings - Frick Art Reference Library
 

Oversize news clippings stored in Box A.

1935
21 14

Clippings - Frick Collection
 

Contains letters from clipping services, as well as newspaper clippings. Oversize news clippings stored in Box A.

1935
21 15-16

Clippings - Miscellaneous [2 folders]
 

Primarily contains articles on lawsuit of James Howard Bridge vs. Helen Clay Frick for libel and slander. Photocopies stored in first folder; originals in second. Oversize news clippings stored in Box A.

1935
21 17

Clocks
 

1933-1935
21 18

Coat Room Equipment
 

1934-1935
21 19

Committee on Organization and Policy
 

Includes discussion of selection of marble for Garden Court.

1935 Jan.-Mar.
22 1-3

Committee on Organization and Policy [3 folders]
 

Includes discussion of rules and regulations, planting of the Garden Court, hiring of docents, repair of frames by Knoedler, restoration work in the Fragonard Room, and a motion picture screen for Lecture Room. Also contains a copy of a letter from Joseph Duveen to Childs Frick re the lighting of the Boucher Room and the Fragonard Room, and the placement of Romney's Portrait of a Young Lady with a Hat, noting the "beauty and perfection of your marvelous museum." Also includes letters not sent re Helen Clay Frick's rearrangement of the Living Hall, and a letter from Childs Frick complimenting John D. Rockefeller, Jr. on his work on the Collection and the opening.

1935 Apr.-Dec.
22 4

Committee on Organization and Policy - Minutes and Reports of Meetings
 

Re labeling of the paintings, opening date (about November 20th tentatively decided upon), the hanging of the West Gallery, furniture in Oval Room, lighting of the paintings, and brick facing to be installed by The Frick Collection on the north wall of Seven East 70th Street (Mrs. Walter B. James' property).

1935
22 5

Constitution of The Frick Collection
 

1935
22 6

Construction Account
 

1933-1935
22 7

Construction Account - Bills Paid - Miscellaneous
 

1933-1935
22 8

Court [Garden Court] - Fountain and Pool
 

Re designs for Garden Court fountain and pool, types and availability of marble to be used, type of fountain, and planting.

1933-1935
22 9-10

Court [Garden Court] - Lighting for Plants [2 folders]
 

Re sodium vapor lamps for artificial growth. Consulted Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Inc. Contains research material on artificial lighting related to plant growth. Printed material stored in second folder.

1930-1935
22 11

Court [Garden Court] - Miscellaneous
 

Re fret on beams (soffit decoration on Garden Court arcade), and paving of Court.

1934-1935
22 12

Court [Garden Court] - Models
 

Four photographs transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

circa 1935
22 13

Court [Garden Court] - Photographs and Drawings
 

Ten photographs transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

1934-1935
22 14

C - Miscellaneous
 

Carter, Morris [Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum]

Cook, Walter W. S.

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Courses, Students - Contains application for Student Tickets.

1935
22 15

Decorating - Gimp
 

Contains correspondence from the Hayden Company, and Edward Maag of Bokelmann Trimming Co., Inc.: "Many years ago we made a lot of the gimps, galloons and fringes that were in the Frick Mansion, particularly the Fragonard Gallery. We still have the original documents, designs, and jacquard cards."

1935
22 16

Decorating - Hanging of Wall Fabrics
 

Contains correspondence with The Hayden Company.

1935
22 17

Decorating - Painting and Gilding
 

Work split among three contractors: Frederick Rose & Co. (restoration of Fragonard Room), The Hayden Company, and Angelo Magnanti (gilding).

1934-1935
22 18

Decorating - Wall Fabrics - Hayden Company
 

Contains letter of agreement for West Gallery wall covering and Oval Room, Miscellaneous Paintings Room and Lobby. Includes velvet samples for West Gallery. Also re woodwork for the Oval Room, wall covering in Director's Office, and gimps.

1935
22 19

Decorating - Wall Fabrics - Johnson & Faulkner
 

Contains letter of agreement re wall covering for Lecture Room, Trustees' Room and print room.

1935
22 20

Decorating - Wall Fabrics - Miscellaneous
 

Re amount of fabric in square yards required and selection of fabrics and colors. Includes May 27, 1935 and May 28, 1935 summaries of conversations/meetings with Helen Clay Frick re decoration of the Collection, the decision not to hire an interior decorator and Childs Frick's wish to do so, inscriptions, marbles, and the color of the borders and base of the Oval Room.

1935
22 21

Decorating - Wall Fabrics - Mrs. Schmidt [Elena B. Schmidt]
 

Interior decorating consultant.

1935
23 1

Decorating - Wall Fabrics and Painting and Gilding
 

1933-1935
23 2

D - Miscellaneous
 

Dillon, J. C. Company

Downs Printing Company

Dwight, H. G. [Assistant to the Director]

1935
23 3-4

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] [2 folders]
 

Contains October 30, 1935 letter from Mr. Clapp re his feelings about "the character of the services rendered" by the firm.

1935
23 5

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor]- Bills re Miss Frick's Account
 

1935
23 6

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Bills re Maintenance Account
 

1935
23 7

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Bills and Requisitions
 

1935
23 8

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Bills for Utilities Chargeable to Construction
 

1933-1935
23 9

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Bills for Utilities Chargeable to Construction - Memoranda
 

1933-1935
23 10

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Contracts & Extra Orders
 

1935-1936
23 11-13

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Copies of Letters [3 folders]
 

1935
23 14

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Costs, Miscellaneous
 

1934-1935
23 15

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Estimates
 

1935
23 16

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Memoranda to Job Office
 

1935
23 17

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Minutes of Weekly Conferences
 

1935
24 1

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Statements of Estimated Cost Status
 

1935-1936
24 2

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractor] - Statements of Expenditures and Commitments
 

Oversize charts stored in Box B.

1935
24 3

Elevators
 

1933-1935
24 4

Emergencies
 

1935
24 5

Employees [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1935
24 6

Employees - References [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1933-1935
24 7

Entrance on 70th Street - Facade
 

Includes mentions of the Frick Art Reference Library lunette, the problem of the Collection's entrance being off-center, and the iron fence at the entrance. Photographs transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

1934-1935
24 8

Equipment and Materials for Sale
 

1934-1935
24 9

Equipment and Supplies - Maintenance
 

1935
24 10

E - Miscellaneous
 

Edgell, George H.

Eisinger, Mr. & Mrs. L. W.

Exterminating service [Virus Limited, Inc.]

1935
24 11

Finishes of Switches, Receptacle Plates, Outlets, etc.
 

1934-1935
24 12

Fire Extinguishers
 

1935
24 13

Fountain on Roof, Library
 

Re planned fountain on Library's penthouse terrace, with statue of St. Francis by Malvina Hoffman.

1933-1935
24 14

Frick, Childs, Mr.
 

1935
24 15

Frick, Helen C., Miss
 

Contains correspondence and memos summarizing discussions/meetings. Topics covered include the Library terrace garden and fountain, tentative inscriptions for Percy Martin (house employee) and John Holroyd (superintendent), and a proposal for a catalogue vending machine. Also contains discussion among Clapp, Helen Clay Frick and Childs Frick concerning the circulation of visitors throughout the Collection, and the Fricks' desire that the furniture arrangement might remain closer to its original layout. Also contains September 23, 1935 proposal from Duke of Alba to trade two letters signed by Christopher Columbus for Jonghelinck bust in The Frick Collection.

1935
24 16

Frick Art Reference Library
 

1935
24 17

Frick Art Reference Library - Bills for Utilities
 

1935
24 18

Frick Art Reference Library - Dust in Bookstacks
 

1935
24 19

Frick Art Reference Library - Ethelwyn Manning [Librarian]
 

1935
24 20

Furniture - Frick Art Reference Library
 

1935
24 21

Furniture and Furnishings - Office
 

Contains pencil drawings mounted on board of Collection chairs covered in cotton velvet, and layouts of The Frick Collection Director's Room, Stenographer's Office, Assistant Director's Office, and Secretary's Room.

1935-1936
24 22

F - Miscellaneous
 

Fifth Avenue Association

Fire Station

Foxboro Company

Freer Gallery of Art

1935
24 23

Griggs, Maitland F. [Trustee]
 

1935
24 24

Grounds
 

Contains planting recommendation from Arnold Arboretum at Harvard (Ivan H. Crowell) to Helen Clay Frick.

1934-1935
24 25

Guaranty Trust Company of New York
 

1935
24 26

Guaranty Trust Company of New York - Statements
 

1935
24 27

Hammond, John Henry [The Frick Collection Counsel]
 

Re tax exemption, the By-laws and Constitution of The Frick Collection, and the effect of the Federal Social Security Act, New York Unemployment laws, and New York Workmen's Compensation Law on the Collection budget.

1935
24 28

Hardware and Keys - Collection
 

1934-1935
25 1

Hardware and Keys - Collection & Library
 

1934-1935
25 2

Hardware and Keys - Drawings
 

Oversize blueprints stored in flat files.

1934-1935
25 3

Hardware and Keys - Library
 

1934-1935
25 4

Havemeyer, Horace [Trustee]
 

1935
25 5

Henry [Lafenetre] [The Frick Collection Engineer]
 

1935
25 6

Hildreth, E. L. & Co. - Miscellaneous
 

1935
25 7

Holmes Electric Protection
 

1935
25 8

House Account
 

United States Trust Company of New York.

1935
25 9

H - Miscellaneous
 

Hale Desk Company Henderson-Baumguard Company, Inc. - Re walnut postcard racks.

Hines, Mrs. Walker D.

1935
25 10

Inquiry Sheets Re Progress of Construction Work
 

1934-1935
25 11

Inscriptions - Drawings and Photographs (Library)
 

Oversize items including drawings on tracing paper stored in flat files. Photographs transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

1934-1935
25 12

Inscriptions - Garnett, Porter
 

Designed Library interior and exterior inscriptions. Some oversize drawings on tracing paper stored in Box B.

1934-1935
25 13

Inscriptions - Miscellaneous
 

1934-1935
25 14

Inscriptions - Pope, John Russell
 

1934-1935
25 15

Inscriptions to John and Percy
 

Re memorial inscriptions to John Holroyd (superintendent) and Percy Martin (house employee) in The Frick Collection Garden Court.

1935
25 16

Insurance
 

1935
25 17

Inventory - Furniture and Furnishings - Storage During Construction (Mr. Naughton's Records)
 

1933-1935
25 18

Invitation to Opening
 

Contains correspondence re the invitation list.

1935
25 19

Invitation to Opening of Collection
 

Contains four copies of invitation and an admittance ticket.

1935
25 20

Juncture of Collection and Library Buildings
 

Four photographs transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

1935
25 21

J - Miscellaneous
 

James, Mrs. Walter B. - Re letter of agreement re installation of brick facing of her property at Seven East 70th Street.

1935
25 22

Keys
 

1934-1935
25 23

K - Miscellaneous
 

Kalt Lumber Company

Kent, H. W. [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

1935
25 24

Labels - E. L. Hildreth & Co. - Enamels, Sculpture, Boucher and Fragonard Rooms
 

Contains samples of text on placard labels, and discussions of label size, background paper and color. Oversize proof sheets stored in Box B.

1935
25 25

Labels - Miscellaneous
 

Re size and shape of labels for the paintings.

1935
25 26

Labels - Stanley J. Rowland - Paintings
 

Re numbers, size and text of painting labels.

1935
25 27

Laws - Mr. Hammond's Opinion on N.Y. Unemployment Insurance, Social Security, N.Y. Workmen's Compensation
 

1935
25 28

Lighting - Caldwell & Company
 

1934-1935
25 29

Lighting - Caldwell & Company - Eidlitz, Marc & Son, Inc.
 

Includes sample of material for Reading Room lamp shades.

1934-1935
26 1

Lighting - Caldwell & Company - Memoranda
 

Photograph transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopy of photograph.

1934-1935
26 2

Lighting - Caldwell & Company - Miscellaneous
 

Oversize pencil drawing on tracing paper stored in flat files.

1934-1935
26 3

Lighting - Caldwell & Company - Pope, John Russell
 

Contains silk samples for lamp shades in the Collection and Library.

1934-1935
26 4

Lighting - Emergency
 

1935
26 5

Lighting - Galleries
 

1933-1935
26 6

Lighting - Miscellaneous
 

1935
26 7

Lunette for Library Building - Joseph A. Coletti
 

Lunette was not completed; Coletti released owners from contract: "I regret very much making this decision but I feel that no matter what changes might be made in the Pontormo design, under present conditions there would always be opposition. Besides this difficulty there are too many people to please, which in itself, is an impossible situation."

1934-1935
26 8

Lunette for Library Building - Miscellaneous
 

Frederick Mortimer Clapp to Helen Clay Frick "I am reluctantly forced to admit that my suggestion for the lunette is a failure, detracting rather than adding to the severity and style of the building."

1934-1935
26 9

Lunette for Library Building - Office of John Russell Pope
 

1934
26 10

Lunette for Library Building - Photographs
 

Ten photographs transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

1934-1935
26 11

L - Miscellaneous
 

Ledyard, Isabel

Lee, Albert R., & Co. Inc.

Life Insurance - Aetna Life Insurance Company.

Lindsay, Miss

Luks, Estate of George B.

1935
26 12

Mailing List
 

Does not contain mailing list, just a few requests for names to be added.

1935
26 13

Maintenance of Equipment
 

1935
26 14

Maintenance of Equipment - Permits, Licenses, etc.
 

1933-1935
26 15

Marble
 

1932-1935
26 16

Measurements re Buildings
 

Includes square/cubic footage of the Collection and Library, by floor.

1933-1935
26 17

Mellon, Andrew W. [Trustee]
 

1935
26 18

Memoranda - F. M. Clapp and I. D. Matthew [Clerk of the Works]
 

1934-1935
26 19

Memoranda - F. M. Clapp and W. J. Naughton [Custodian]
 

Includes mentions of the disposition of Liveries with crested buttons used during Mr. Frick's time, and cleaning of Boucher panels.

1935
26 20

Memoranda - Rough Notes on Weekly Conferences
 

1935
26 21-23

Memoranda on Plans [3 folders]
 

1935 Jan.-Sep.
27 1

Memoranda on Plans
 

1935 Oct.-Dec.
27 2-5

Memoranda on Plans - Mr. Clapp's Notes [4 folders]
 

Includes summaries of conversations and meetings with Helen Clay Frick and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

1935
27 6

Memoranda on Plans - Mr. Dwight [Assistant to the Organizing Director]
 

1935
27 7

Memoranda on Plans - Mr. Matthew's Notes
 

Re gallery lighting, special light for stimulating plant growth in the Court, motion picture projectors, air conditioning, and a summary of proposed picture light reflectors, room by room.

1935
27 8

Memoranda on Plans - Mr. Watson [Superintendent]
 

Contains reports on visits to the Brooklyn Museum, the Freer Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery, the National Gallery, the Worcester Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts re their procedures and staffing. Also contains a September 9, 1935 seven-page memo to Clapp listing work still to be done in The Frick Collection.

1935
27 9

Models - Photographs, etc.
 

Re models for Collection and Library exterior stone work, exterior woodwork, interior stone, woodwork and bronze models. Modelers for exterior work: Ricci & Zari. Modelers for interior work: Charles G. Peters. Thirty-six photographs of models transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs.

1934-1935
27 10

Morgan, Junius S. [Trustee]
 

1935
27 11

Museum Management
 

1932-1935
27 12

M - Miscellaneous
 

Masterson, Harriet H.

Metropolitan Refining Co. Inc. - Re vaporene treatments for air conditioning system, analyses of water in cooling tower and air washer circuit.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Morison, C. T. & Company, Inc. - Re electrical supplies and appliances.

1935
27 13

New York Telephone Company
 

1935
27 14

N - Miscellaneous
 

New York Building Congress - Group photograph of workers/architect/builders holding Craftsmanship Awards, May 2, 1935 transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopy of photograph.

New York Edison Company, Inc.

New York Steam Corporation

1935
27 15

Office Supplies
 

1933-1935
27 16

Offices - Plans, Equipment
 

Primarily contains vendor brochures on desks, chairs, adding machines (including Comptometer), and filing cabinets.

1934-1935
27 17

Opening - Announcements
 

Contains sample of announcements and some mailing lists.

1935
27 18

Opening - Invitations
 

Contains samples of the invitation, and lists of invitees.

1935
28 1

Opening - Miscellaneous
 

Re arrangements with New York Police Department and private detective T.J. Tunney, and chair rental. Includes November 25, 1935 letter to Police Department requesting permission to obtain four tear-gas guns.

1935
28 2

Opening - Publicity
 

Contains drafts of December 11, 1935 press releases. In addition to information about the opening, the press releases includes information on Henry Clay Frick's will, the Board of Trustees, the process of turning the residence into a museum, admission policies, the order in which rooms will be visited and the works in each, invitees to the opening, and a biographical sketch of Frederick Mortimer Clapp.

1935
28 3-5

Opening - Publicity - Complete Set Given to Newspapers [3 folders]
 

Contains press releases, a floor plan and photographs of works of art (11) and rooms in The Frick Collection (12). Some sets are incomplete. Oversize floor plans stored in Box C. Photographs transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopies of photographs.

1935
28 6

Opening - Publicity - Lee & Ross [Ivy Lee & T.J. Ross.]
 

Re press placements.

1935
28 7

Opening - Publicity - Miscellaneous
 

Re special press viewings for press, requests for photographs to publish, and Collection thank you letters to press for the coverage.

1935
28 8

Opening of the Library
 

Contains brief list of arrangements to make, Mr. Clapp's list of invitees, and correspondence related to press coverage.

1934-1935
28 9

Organ
 

See also Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company. Re cleaning and tuning; adding stops and changing console; adding new, four manual, supplementary console; and installing sound transmission apparatus.

1933-1935
28 10

Organ Sound Transmission
 

Contains correspondence with Bludworth, Inc. re transmission of organ music from hall to Garden Court. See also Bludworth, Inc.

1933-1935
28 11

O - Miscellaneous
 

Otis Elevator Company

1935
28 12

Painting - Plain
 

Contains schedule of paint colors for The Frick Collection. Subcontractor Joseph A. Reid, Inc.

1935
28 13

Passes Issued for Entry to Building
 

1935-1936
28 14

Pay Rolls and Reports of Overtime [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1935
29 1

Personnel [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1935
29 2

Photographic Departments
 

1935
29 3

Photographers
 

1935
29 4

Photographs
 

Contains lists of photographs. Photographs of Collection interiors and art collection transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs.

1935
29 5

Pipe Lines
 

1934-1935
29 6

Picture Outlets
 

Re electrical outlets for gallery lights.

1934-1935
29 7

Planting - Committee on Organization and Policy
 

Re Garden Court planting. November 20, 1935 copy letter from Rockefeller to Frederick Law Olmsted expresses his displeasure with the planting, most of which was not thriving.

1935
29 8

Planting - Findlay, Hugh [landscape architect]
 

1935
29 9

Planting - Miscellaneous
 

1935
29 10-11

Planting - Olmsted Brothers [2 folders]
 

Re Garden Court planting and planting near main entrance on 70th Street. Photograph transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopy of photograph.

1935
29 12

Planting - Pope, John Russell
 

Photograph transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopy of photograph.

1935
29 13-23

Pope, John Russell [architect] [11 folders]
 

1935
29 24

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Bids for Subcontract Work
 

1935
29 25

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Bills, Correspondence
 

1935
30 1-4

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Drawings and Samples Submitted [4 folders]
 

Contains forms noting the transmission of architectural drawings delivered to The Frick Collection.

1935
30 5

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Fees
 

1935-1936
30 6-9

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Minutes of Weekly Conferences [4 folders]
 

Re items approved and authorized, discussed, or pending action.

1935
30 10

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Orders
 

1935
30 11

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Payments on Order
 

1933-1937
30 12

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Supplements Showing Changes to Plans
 

1934-1935
30 13

Post Cards
 

Contains mock-up samples with suggested changes. Printed by the Meriden Gravure Company.

1935
31 1

Printing
 

Contains samples of Collection printed materials (mailings, forms, invitations), as well as samples from vendors.

1935
31 2

Progress
 

1935
31 3

Projection Equipment - Commercial Radio - Sound Corp.
 

Installed RCA photophone and sound equipment in Lecture Room.

1935
31 4

Projection Equipment - Continental Theatre Accessories, Inc.
 

1933-1934
31 5

Projection Equipment - Film Storage
 

1935
31 6

Projection Equipment - Miscellaneous
 

Includes estimates from various companies and discussion of types of equipment required.

1933-1935
31 7

Projection Equipment - National Theatre Supply Co.
 

1935
31 8

Protection - General
 

1935
31 9

Publicity
 

1932-1935
31 10

P - Miscellaneous
 

1935
31 11

Remington Rand Inc.
 

Re typewriters and related supplies.

1935-1936
31 12-13

Repairs - Building [2 folders]
 

Contains authorizations for payment and invoices from subcontractors forwarded by Marc Eidlitz & Son.

1935-1936
31 14

Report of Organizing Director to Trustees
 

Contains summary report covering March 5 to December 31, 1935. Includes sections on the progress of operations, condition of objects stored in vault, inventory checks, estimated final costs, construction account expenses, general repairs, insurance, contracts, tax exemption, rules and regulations, catalogues and post cards, official opening, circulation, admission, attendance, Holmes electric protection, and financial statements.

1935
31 15

Requests for Admission
 

Correspondents include Royal Cortissoz and Count Sforza.

1935
31 16

Requests for Admission - Groups
 

1935
31 17

Requests for Catalogue
 

1933-1935
31 18

Requests for General Information
 

1935
31 19

Requests for Information re The Frick Collection
 

1935
31 20

Requests for Permission to Reproduce Pictures
 

1935
31 21

Requests for Photographs
 

1935
32 1

Rockefeller, John D., Jr. [Trustee]
 

1935
32 2

Roofing and Repairs
 

1935
32 3

Rules and Regulations
 

Contains draft copies and printed version, and samples from other museums.

1932-1935
32 4

R - Miscellaneous
 

Reed Engineering Co.

Rooms - Schedule of Rooms and Spaces in the Collection (numbers assigned to each space correspond to those used on blueprints).

1935
32 5

Salaries and Wages - Schedule
 

1932-1935
32 6

Salvage
 

1935
32 7-8

Samples [2 folders]
 

Contains fabric samples of gimp, the organ curtain, bulletin board linings, velvet rope covers, coat room equipment finish, ventilighters, and the velvet lining of enamel cases.

1935
32 9

Seating for Lecture Hall [Lecture Room]
 

Contains photographs of chairs, including one with a hand-drawn stenciled design overlay, correspondence with vendors, and company literature.

1935
32 10

Services, etc.
 

Re Seamstresses, caterer, and floor maintenance.

1935
32 11

Shutter for Window - Miss Frick's Office
 

1935
32 12

Sidewalks
 

1935
32 13

Soundproofing
 

1933-1935
32 14

South Hall Changes
 

Re removing and replacing marble, installing a new picture outlet, and replacing vacuum outlet.

1933-1935
32 15

Standards
 

Re bronze posts that support velvet guide ropes in the Collection.

1935
32 16

Standpipe - Stair A
 

1934-1935
32 17

Statements - Budget
 

1932-1935
32 18

Statements - Construction Account
 

1935
32 19

Statements - Construction Account - U.S. Trust Company
 

1935-1936
32 20

Statements - Construction Connected Items
 

1934-1935
32 21

Statements - Frick Collection House Account
 

1935
32 22

Statements - Miscellaneous
 

1935
32 23

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineer]
 

1935
32 24

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineer] - Bills
 

1935
32 25

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineer] - Copies of Letters
 

Contains copies of letters sent to John Russell Pope.

1935
32 26

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineer] - Fees
 

1935
32 27

S - Miscellaneous
 

Sachs, Prof. Paul J. [Harvard University]

Schmidt, Carl F. - Contains note to see "Schmidt, Carl F." file in 1974 Central Files re work he did for the Hayden Company on The Frick Collection interiors.

Senn-Herrick Corporation - Re reinforced concrete construction.

Sherwin, Harold B.

Simon Ventilighter Co. Inc.

Sizer, Theodore

Steuben Glass, Inc.

Stonework - Pointing

Storage (Hayes)

Suburban Bronze Works

Sterner, Mr. [Fogg Art Museum]

1935
33 1

Tax Exemption - Sales Tax
 

1935
33 2

Tax Exemption Proceedings (Property)
 

1935
33 3

Taxes, Income [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1935
33 4

Telephone System - Collection - Miscellaneous
 

1933-1935
33 5

Telephone System - Collection - New York Telephone
 

1933-1935
33 6

Telephone System - Library
 

1933-1935
33 7

Thermopane Glass
 

1935
33 8

Ticket Office
 

1935
33 9

Trustees - Materials for Meetings
 

1935
33 10

Trustees - Minutes of Meetings [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1935
33 11

Turnstiles
 

Re turnstile installed in Reception Hall to record attendance.

1934-1935
33 12

T - Miscellaneous
 

Tiles

Travel

Typing - Re Manuscript Typing Service.

1935
33 13

United States Trust Company
 

1935
33 14

Vacation Schedules
 

1932-1937
33 15

Vacuum Cleaning
 

1933-1935
33 16

Vault
 

1935
33 17

V - Miscellaneous
 

Vases

Venetian Blinds

Vezin, Charles

1935
33 18

Wall of Building "B" - Rear
 

1934-1935
33 19

Western Union
 

Contains text of telegrams sent.

1935
33 20

W - Miscellaneous
 

Water

Watson, Thomas E.

Weather Bureau

Wheel Chairs

Windows

Wittenmeier Machinery Co. - Re Freon gas.

Worcester Museum of Art

1934-1935
33 21

X-Y-Z - Miscellaneous
 

York Ice Machinery Corporation

1935

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Central Files, 1936
 

Box Folder Date
34 1

Accounts
 

1936
34 2

Accounts - Balance Unexpended
 

1936
34 3

Accounts - Reimbursements
 

1935-1936
34 4

Admission Cards - Special
 

Re special admission cards for Trustees.

1935-1936
34 5

Admission Tickets
 

1935-1936
34 6

Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company
 

1936
34 7

Air Conditioning - Dust
 

Re accumulation of dust in the Frick Art Reference Library book stacks.

1936
34 8

Air Conditioning - Marc Eidlitz & Son
 

1936
34 9

Air Conditioning - Miscellaneous
 

Oversize blueprint drawing stored in Box C.

1935-1936
34 10

Air Conditioning - John Russell Pope
 

1936
34 11

Air Conditioning - Syska & Hennessy
 

1936
34 12

American Association of Museums
 

1936
34 13

American District Telegraph Company
 

1935-1936
34 14

American Federation of Arts
 

1935-1936
34 15

Applications for Employment [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1932-1936
34 16

Applications - Maintenance [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1936
34 17

Art Exhibitions, etc.
 

1936
34 18

Association of Art Museum Directors
 

1936
34 19

Attendance Reports
 

Contains weekly reports of number of visitors (by the hour), and annual report. "The 100,000 visitor passed through the turnstile Saturday afternoon, June 27, 1936."

1935-1936
34 20

A - Miscellaneous
 

Albright Art Gallery

Almirall & Company, Inc.

Anderson, Charles G.

Art Congress

1936
34 21

Baker, George F. [Trustee]
 

1936
34 22

Bludworth, Inc.
 

Service contractor for organ and sound film projection system for Lecture Room.

1936
34 23

Books
 

1935-1936
34 24

Books for Sale
 

1936
34 25

By-Laws
 

1937
34 26

B - Miscellaneous
 

Bank for Savings

Bradley, William & Son - Re cut stone and marble.

Brinks, Inc.

Brooklyn Museum

Browning Brothers - Re heavy hardware.

1936
35 1

Cabinet Work
 

Contains correspondence with Hayden Co. Includes formula used to clean walnut in Oval Room.

1934-1936
35 2

Cabinet Work - Benches
 

Re walnut benches in East Gallery, West Gallery, and Oval Room.

1936
35 3

Cable Address, etc.
 

1936
35 4

Cafeteria
 

1936
35 5

Catalogue, Large - Hildreth, E. L. & Co.
 

1936
35 6

Catalogue Sales Department
 

Contains profit and loss statements, discussion of sales display, and statistics. Sales concerns catalogues, check lists, post cards, and photographs.

1935-1936
35 7

Catalogue Sales Department - Inventory - Accumulative
 

1936
35 8-9

Catalogue Sales Department - Inventory - Catalogues, Check Lists and Post Cards [2 folders]
 

1936
35 10

Catalogue Sales Department - Inventory - Photographs
 

1936
35 11

Catalogue Sales Department - Inventory - Post Cards
 

1936
35 12-14

Catalogue Sales Department - Inventory - Receipts [3 folders]
 

1936-1937
35 15

Catalogues and Check Lists - Hildreth, E. L. & Co.
 

Re printing of catalogues and check lists.

1936
35 16

Catalogues, Check Lists, Post Cards, Etc. - Distribution of Certificates
 

1935-1936
35 17

Certificates
 

Contains Certificates of Electrical Inspection.

1936
35 18

Clippings - Miscellaneous
 

1936
35 19

College Art Association
 

1936
35 20

Comments on Collection
 

Contains summary of overheard comments made by patrons.

1935-1936
35 21

Committee, Executive
 

1936 Jan.-Feb.
36 1-5

Committee, Executive [5 folders]
 

1936 Mar.-Dec.
36 6

Committee, Executive - Material for Meetings
 

1936
36 7

Committee, Executive - Minutes of Meetings
 

1936
36 8

Complaints
 

1936
36 9

Construction Account
 

1936
36 10

Construction Account - Bills Paid
 

1935-1936
36 11

Construction - Special Items Paid by Frick Art Reference Library
 

Special items include wood grilles, antique glazing, clock dials, lunch room countertop, finishes of thermostats, switch plates, and bathroom fixtures.

1934-1936
36 12

Court - Lighting for Plants
 

Re sodium vapor irradiator lamps for use at night. General Electric Vapor Lamp Company.

1936
36 13

Customs
 

1936
36 14

C - Miscellaneous
 

Card Indices Room [Frick Art Reference Library]

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carnegie Institute

Cleveland Museum of Art

Courtauld Institute of Art

Congrès International d'Histoire de l'Art

1936
36 15

Decorating
 

Contains list of wall coverings, including the fabric type and supplier.

1936
36 16

D - Miscellaneous
 

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. - Contains business card only.

Dwight, H.G. [Assistant Director of The Frick Collection]

1936
36 17

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors]
 

Contains February 5, 1936 thank you letter from Frederick Mortimer Clapp to Mr. P.S. Vermilya of Marc Eidlitz & Sons. Also mentioned is modification to velvet on west wall of the East Gallery by Hayden Company.

1936
36 18

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Bills and Requisitions
 

1936
36 19

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Bills re Maintenance
 

1935-1936
36 20

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Copies of Letters
 

1936
36 21

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Costs, Miscellaneous
 

1936
36 22

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Fees
 

1935-1936
36 23

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Statements of Estimated Cost Status
 

1936
36 24

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Statements of Estimated Cost Status - Frederick Mortimer Clapp Analysis of
 

Includes statements of extra costs.

1934-1937
36 25-26

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Statements of Estimated Cost Status - Frederick Mortimer Clapp Analysis of - Work Sheets [2 folders]
 

1933-1936
36 27

Eidlitz, Marc & Son [general contractors] - Statements of Expenditures and Commitments
 

Oversize statements stored in Box B.

1936
36 28

Employees [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1936
36 29

Employees - Attendance [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1935-1936
37 1

Equipment and Supplies - Office
 

1935-1936
37 2

Equipment and Supplies for Sale
 

1936
37 3

E - Miscellaneous
 

Education - Contains pamphlets from Brooklyn Museum and the Gallery School of Art.

1936
37 4

Fifth Avenue Association
 

1936
37 5

Fire Protection
 

Re Staff Smoking Room.

1935-1936
37 6

Flood - Bowling Alley
 

1936
37 7

Flood Control
 

1936
37 8

Flowers
 

Re plants around the Garden Court Fountain and cut flowers for The Frick Collection galleries for the opening.

1935-1936
37 9

Fogg Art Museum
 

undated
37 10

Frick, Childs [Trustee]
 

Contains list of salvage items he received in March, and a June 25, 1936 letter re the rehanging of the East Gallery and the West Gallery.

1936
37 11

Frick, Miss Helen C. [Trustee]
 

Contains list of books found in The Frick Collection Library, but not listed in 1920 inventory, and a May 8, 1936 list of furniture and decorative items shipped to Pride's Crossing. Also includes correspondence re complaints about Miss Frick's private elevator in the Library, Clapp's thoughts on his role in the work done to The Frick Collection, and a Frick Collection catalogue raisonné. Also contains a letter from Clapp to Miss Frick thanking her for the article on telepathy and describing his attendance at "the exercises at the Roosevelt Memorial."

1935-1936
37 12

Frick Art Reference Library
 

Contains information on the clock at bottom of The Frick Collection main staircase, and the Library flagpoles.

1936
37 13

Frick Art Reference Library - Cafeteria Ceiling
 

1936
37 14

Frick Art Reference Library - Elevators
 

Re breakdowns of Helen Clay Frick's private elevator in the Library.

1936
37 15

Frick Art Reference Library - Furniture
 

Re Reading Room chairs.

1936
37 16

Frick Art Reference Library - Manning, Ethelwyn [Librarian]
 

1936
37 17

Frick Art Reference Library - Lunette
 

Contains Marc Eidlitz & Son estimate for changes to the lunette above the Library entrance.

1936
37 18

Frick Art Reference Library - Servicing
 

1936-1937
37 19

Frick Art Reference Library - Servicing - Costs
 

1936
37 20

Frick Art Reference Library - Servicing - Miscellaneous
 

1936
37 21

Frick Art Reference Library - Utilities Bills
 

1936
37 22-23

Furniture and Furnishings - Office [2 folders]
 

Includes vendor brochures, and some mention of Collection furniture in public areas.

1935-1936
37 24

Furniture and Furnishings - Office - Desk Lamps
 

1936
37 25

F - Miscellaneous
 

Fire Station

Foxboro Company

1936
37 26

Gardner Museum - Boston [Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum]
 

Contains correspondence with Director Morris Carter.

1936
37 27

Griggs, Maitland F. [Trustee]
 

1936
38 1

Guaranty Trust Company of New York
 

1936
38 2-3

Guaranty Trust Company of New York - Statements [2 folders]
 

1936
38 4

G - Miscellaneous
 

Greene, Belle da Costa - Contains business card only.

Goldman, Henry

1936
38 5

Hammond, John Henry [The Frick Collection Counsel]
 

Re April 28, 1936 changes to The Frick Collection admission: Monday is ticketless; Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. are ticketless; and hours extended to 5:00 p.m. Also includes an interpretation of Henry Clay Frick's will regarding whether the removal of art objects and furnishings from the building is allowed for cleaning purposes.

1936
38 6

Havemeyer, Horace [Trustee]
 

1936
38 7

Holmes Electric Protection
 

1936
38 8

H - Miscellaneous
 

Hale, Cushman & Flint

Hardware

Hildreth, E. L. & Company

Huntington Library and Art Gallery

1936
38 9

Insurance - General
 

undated
38 10

Insurance and Pension Data [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1935-1936
38 11

Inventory
 

Contains list of articles in third floor cedar closet, and Registrar forms and cards used for items in The Frick Collection.

1936
38 12

Inventory - Data from Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 

Contains forms and samples detailing their registrar's system.

1936
38 13

Inventory - Data from Brooklyn Museum
 

1936
38 14

Inventory - Data from Cincinnati Art Museum
 

1936
38 15

Inventory - Data from City Art Museum, St. Louis
 

1936
38 16

Inventory - Data from Pennsylvania Museum of Art
 

1936
38 17

Inventory - Data from William Rockhill Nelson Gallery
 

1936
38 18

Inventory - Data from Toledo Museum of Art
 

1936
38 19

Inventory - Furniture Stored for Mrs. Childs Frick (Mr. Naughton's Records)
 

1934-1936
38 20

Inventory - House Cleaning (Mr. Naughton's Notes)
 

1936
38 21

Inventory - Photographer's Equipment (Mr. Naughton's Records)
 

1936-1937
38 22

Inventory - Property of Miss Frick Removed from Building
 

Contains nine lists of Helen Clay Frick's items removed from One East 70th Street, organized by where they were shipped, and a description of how Miss Frick's personal property was packed and removed from the building, from 1931-1936.

1936
38 23

Invitations
 

1936
38 24

Keys
 

1936
38 25

Knoedler, M. & Company
 

1936
38 26

K - Miscellaneous
 

Kress, S. H. & Co.

1936
38 27

Labels - E. L. Hildreth & Co.
 

Printer of labels for works of art and Collection signage. Contains paper samples and proofs. Oversize galley proofs stored in Box B.

1936
38 28

Labels - Rowland, Stanley J.
 

Re labels for sculpture and Piero della Francesca.

1936
38 29

Lighting
 

1936
39 1

Lighting - Galleries
 

Re lighting in Fragonard Room and Boucher Room.

1936
39 2

Lost and Found Articles
 

1936
39 3

L - Miscellaneous
 

Lithographs - Re Odilon Redon.

1936
39 4

Mailing List
 

Re mailing list for organ recitals.

1936
39 5

Mailing List - Lecture Schedule
 

1936
39 6

Maintenance and Operating Account
 

1936
39 7

Maintenance Equipment
 

1936
39 8

Maintenance of Equipment
 

1936
39 9

Maintenance of Equipment - Permits, Licenses, etc.
 

1935-1936
39 10

Mellon, Andrew W. [Trustee]
 

1936
39 11

Memoranda
 

1936
39 12

Memoranda - F.M. Clapp [Director]
 

Re miscellaneous subjects, including copyrighting of Frick Collection photographs, a possible concert program, and lists of items to take up with the Executive Committee. Note that the museum will be closed in August for cleaning, rehanging of some paintings "in order to facilitate their inspection by larger numbers," installation of a new seating arrangement in the Lecture Room and modification of lighting. Summaries of meetings with John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (October 23, 1936 memo details 51 different items discussed) and telephone conversations with Helen Clay Frick. June 25, 1936 memo notes: "No tickets are required now except at moments of great influx of visitors beyond the capacity of the galleries as on some few Saturday afternoons but generally speaking no further tickets are required."

1936
39 13

Memoranda - Docents
 

1935
39 14

Memoranda - Mr. Dwight [Assistant Director]
 

1936
39 15

Memoranda - Mr. Watson [Superintendent]
 

Contains Superintendent's memos regarding building maintenance and operation.

1936
39 16

Memoranda - Galchus, John [Stock keeper]
 

1936
39 17

Memoranda - Mr. Matthew [Clerk of the Works]
 

1936
39 18

Memoranda - Mr. Naughton [Assistant to Director]
 

Contains memo from Clapp outlining Mr. Naughton's duties, in addition to general assistance to the Director and Assistant Director.

1936
39 19

Memoranda - Mr. Whitmore (J.E.) [Captain of Guards]
 

1936
39 20

Metropolitan Museum
 

Contains lecture program, booklet of instructions to attendants (1926), and invitation to Eighth Annual Pistol Competition between the Attendants and the Night Guards of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1926, 1936
39 21

Mimeographing
 

Contains copy of Preliminary Handbook of The Frick Collection, for staff use only. Notes the materials of stonework, floors, sculpture, plants, furniture, art and decorative objects in each room.

1936
39 22

Morgan, Junius S. [Trustees]
 

1936
39 23

Museum Management - Data re Other Museums
 

Contains information from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Brooklyn Museum, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art regarding holidays, hours, salaries, vacations, and pension plans.

1935-1936
39 24

Museum Management - Industrial Relations Counselors
 

Contains reports regarding personnel policies (salary, disability benefits, group life insurance, personnel records, hiring procedures) and a Contributory Pension System.

1936
39 25

Museum Management - Maintenance
 

Includes handbook: Duties of Engineers' Department.

1936
39 26

Museum Management - Office Procedure
 

Contains memo: "Note on Changes Required to Give Frick Collection Conventional Museum Setting."

1936
39 27

Museum Management - Samples of Announcements, etc.
 

1936
39 28

M - Miscellaneous
 

Magnanti, Angelo

[The] Marley Company, Inc.

Mather, Frank Jewett, Jr.

McDougall & Potter Co.

Morison, C. T. & Company, Inc.

Moths

Mullligan, Thomas F.

Mount Vernon - Contains 1936 booklet.

1936
39 29

New York Art Calendar
 

1936
39 30

N - Miscellaneous
 

New York Steam Corporation

New York Edison Company, Inc.

New York Telephone Company

1936
39 31

Organ
 

1936
39 32

Organ Music
 

1935-1936
39 33

Organ Sound Transmission
 

1936
40 1

Organists
 

1935-1936
40 2

Organization Chart
 

Lists Board of Trustees, Executive, Finance and Acquisitions Committee Members, and Collection staff. Oversize charts stored in Box B.

1936
40 3

Osborn, Frederick H. [Trustee]
 

1936
40 4

Overholt, Karl F.
 

1936
40 5

Pay Roll [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1936
40 6-8

Pay Roll - Overtime [3 folders] [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1936
40 9

Photographic Department
 

1936
40 10

Photographs
 

1935-1936
40 11

Photographs - Bills
 

1936
40 12

Photographers
 

Material filed by photographer name; general material filed in back.

Amemya, Yosei

Brennasser, Eugene

Costain, Harold

Cotis, Mr.

Donnelley, R. R.

French, Arthur

Gottscho, Samuel H.

Hagelstein Bros.

Juley, Peter A. Sons.

Loeb, S. S.

Morton, Alexander

Pach, Alfred, Jr.

Schnall Photography

Seidman Photo Service

1935-1936
40 13

Photographers - Lyons, Joseph
 

Photographer hired by The Frick Collection from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, with the encouragement of director Morris Carter. Includes correspondence with Morris Carter.

1936
40 14

Photographic Equipment
 

1936
40 15

Pittsburgh, University of - Department of Fine Arts
 

1936
40 16

Planting - Committee, Executive
 

Re the Fifth Avenue Garden.

1936
40 17

Planting - Innocenti and Webel [landscape architects]
 

Umberto Innocenti - Richard K. Webel.

1936
40 18

Planting - Lewis and Valentine [nursery]
 

1936
40 19

Planting - Miscellaneous
 

Re Garden Court and Fifth Avenue Garden.

1936-1937
40 20

Planting - Olmstead Brothers [landscape architects]
 

Re monthly visits to inspect and advise on Garden Court plants.

1936
40 21

Planting - Roehrs, Julius [nursery]
 

Re Garden Court plants.

1936
40 22

Pope, John Russell [architect]
 

1936
40 23

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Bills, Correspondence re
 

1936
41 1

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Extras for Which Architects Were Responsible
 

1935-1936
41 2

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Minutes of Weekly Conferences
 

Last weekly meeting held on January 16, 1936.

1936
41 3

Pope, John Russell [architect] - Record Drawings
 

1935-1936
41 4

Post Cards - Meriden Gravure Company
 

Printers of The Frick Collection post cards. Contains list of pictures selected for post cards, correspondence, and company brochures.

1935-1936
41 5

Post Cards - Miscellaneous
 

Contains samples and correspondence from Bernard Metal Lithotex.

1936
41 6-7

Post Cards - Stern, Edward & Company [2 folders]
 

Printers of The Frick Collection post cards using Aquatone process. Contains samples of rejected cards.

1936
41 8-9

Printing [2 folders]
 

Re items printed. Includes some samples of Collection forms and tickets.

1936-1937
41 10

Printing - Forms
 

1936
41 11-12

Projection Apparatus - Zeiss, Carl, Inc. [2 folders]
 

1936
41 13

Projection Equipment
 

1936
41 14

Publicity - Committee
 

1936
41 15

Publicity - Lee and Ross
 

Ivy Lee and T.J. Ross.

1936
42 1

Publicity - Miscellaneous
 

Includes correspondence, two clippings, and a copy of The Decorators Digest (February 1936) with an article on The Frick Collection. Also contains December 21, 1936 memo: "Memorandum for a News Report on the First Year of The Frick Collection" that contains a summary re changes in attendance, hours, circulation, ticketing, photographic department, lectures and groups, music and acquisitions.

1935-1936
42 2

P - Miscellaneous
 

Paper [Japan Paper Company]

Passes

Plaza Service Company, Inc.

Pipes

Purchasing Dept.

1936
42 3

Q - Miscellaneous
 

Quotations - Contains instructions for copying a quotation.

1936
42 4

Remington Rand Inc.
 

1935-1936
42 5

Repairs - Building - Income Account
 

1935-1936
42 6

Reports of Director to Executive Committee
 

1936
42 7

Reports of Director to Trustees
 

Two summary reports concern attendance, ticket office, hours, personnel, equipment, rehanging of the works of art, summer cleaning, relighting, exterior repairs, water meters, air conditioning, Photographic Department, record cards, Lecture Room, lectures, concerts, the Garden Court, Fifth Avenue terraces, illumination of the Fragonard and Boucher panels, condition of the paintings, Piero della Francesca accession, fire insurance, construction account, and budget statement.

1936
42 8

Reproductions - Miscellaneous
 

1935-1936
42 9-11

Requests for Admission [3 folders]
 

1936
42 12-13

Requests for Admission - Groups [2 folders]
 

1935-1937
42 14-15

Requests for Catalogue [2 folders]
 

1936
42 16

Requests for Descriptive Material
 

1936
42 17

Requests for Financial Aid
 

1936
42 18

Requests for Information re Building
 

1936
43 1

Requests - Miscellaneous
 

1935-1936
43 2

Requests for Permission to Reproduce Pictures
 

Includes two letters from author David K. E. Bruce.

1936
43 3

Requests for Photographs
 

1935-1936
43 4

Requests for Photographs - Construction
 

1935-1936
43 5

Requests for Post Cards
 

1935-1936
43 6

Requests for Slides
 

1936
43 7

Resignation
 

Re withdrawal of Frederick Mortimer Clapp's resignation after clarification of the Director's responsibilities and powers by the Board of Trustees.

1936
43 8

Rockefeller, John D., Jr. [Trustee]
 

1936
43 9

Rooms, Description of
 

Contains preliminary Handbook of The Frick Collection. Also contains of schedule of rooms and space numbers for both The Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library.

1936
43 10

R - Miscellaneous
 

Rijksmuseum

Rules and Regulations - The Frick Collection

Richter, Miss

Riker & Company, Inc. - Re real estate.

Rooms - Re schedule of room numbers for The Frick Collection.

1936
43 11

Seating
 

Re chairs for the Lecture Room from the American Seating Company. Includes leather samples.

1935-1936
43 12

Services for Sale
 

1936
43 13

Signs
 

Re text for signs for lectures, organ recitals, and Collection hours.

1936
43 14

Skylights
 

Contains correspondence with G. Drouve Company re leakage and cracks.

1936
43 15

Slides
 

Contains correspondence re slides made for lectures.

1936
43 16

Statements - Budget
 

1936
43 17

Statements - Construction - Connected Items
 

1936
43 18

Statements - Construction Account
 

1936
43 19

Statements - Construction Account - U.S. Trust Company
 

1936-1937
43 20

Statements - Maintenance and Operating Account
 

1936
43 21

Statements - Miscellaneous
 

1936
43 22

Steam Cleaning
 

Re cleaning of exterior stone work by Remark Building Service Co., Inc.

1935-1936
43 23

Stonework - Pointing and Preservation
 

Re chemical treatment and repointing of joints for all exterior stonework (Collection and Library buildings).

1934-1936
43 24

Storeroom
 

1936
43 25

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineers]
 

1936
43 26

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineers] - Bills
 

1935-1936
43 27

Syska & Hennessy [consulting engineers] - Record Drawings
 

1934-1937
43 28

S - Miscellaneous
 

Safety deposit boxes

Salvage - Includes pencil drawing on tracing paper of porte-cochere and other stonework details that went to Helen Clay Frick. Oversize drawings on tracing paper stored in flat files. Photograph transferred to The Frick Collection - Photographs; folder contains photocopy of photograph.

Social Security

Sound deadening

Standards (for velvet ropes)

Steuben Glass Inc.

Student Tickets

1936
44 1

Tax Exemption - Income
 

1936
44 2

Tax Exemption - Property
 

1936
44 3

Tax Exemption - Sales
 

1936-1937
44 4

Tax - Sales, Catalogues and Post Cards
 

1935-1937
44 5

Taxes, Income
 

1936-1937
44 6

Telephone System
 

1936
44 7

Ticket Office
 

Contains sample tickets, pencil drawing on tracing paper of ticket sign, and chart of types of ticket requests.

1936
44 8

Trustees' Meetings - Miscellaneous
 

1936
44 9

Trustees - Minutes of Meetings [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1936
44 10

Trustees - Minutes of Meetings, Extracts from [RESTRICTED FILE]
 

1931-1936
44 11

Trustees - Officers, Committees
 

1932-1936
44 12

Turnstiles
 

Oversize drawing on tracing paper stored in Box B.

1936
44 13

T - Miscellaneous
 

Telephone Directory

1936
44 14

United States Trust Company
 

1936
44 15

U - Miscellaneous
 

United States Post Office

1936
44 16

Vacations
 

1936
44 17

Ventilation of Boiler and Compressor Rooms
 

1936
44 18

Visitors
 

1936
44 19

V - Miscellaneous
 

Vouchers

1936
44 20

Western Union
 

1936
44 21

Wine Removal from Building
 

1936
44 22

Window Cleaning
 

1935-1936
44 23

W - Miscellaneous
 

Water

Weather

Whippo, Harold

Worcester Art Museum

1935
44 24

X-Y-Z - Miscellaneous
 

Zolnay, Charles, Jr.

1935

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