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Spring 1991

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Syracuse University Library, Art History, James Earle Fraser, Laura Gardin Fraser, Anna Hyatt Huntington




Arts and Humanities | Library and Information Science


For nearly thirty years the George Arents Research Library for Special Collections at Syracuse University has actively acquired primary materials to support research and study in the field of art history including, as outlined in an internal collection development statement of 1961, "the papers of architects, artists, sculptors, industrial designers, cartoonists, photographers, art critics, educators, and the records of professional associations and galleries". Beginning with the gift of the papers of sculptors James Earle Fraser, Laura Gardin Fraser, and Anna Hyatt Huntington in the 1960s, and continuing to the recent acquisition of collections relating to Diego Rivera and Philip Evergood, the Arents Library has played a leading role in documenting the work of twentieth-century artists. Sculptors, women artists, and emigre artists are particularly well represented. Over the past decade, the Library has actively cooperated with the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art to consolidate and preserve artist collections by the preparation and distribution of microfilm copies of its holdings.


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