Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 17 Jun 2009
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Wolf, Diane R.|
|Title:||Diane R. Wolf Collection Relating to James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser|
|Quantity:||1.5 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Biographical material, clippings, correspondence, and photographs relating to sculptors James Earle Fraser and Laura Gardin Fraser.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
James Earle Fraser (1876-1953) and his wife, Laura Gardin Fraser (1889-1966), were noted sculptors and medalists. Many of their works were huge equestrian statues or monumental portrait pieces (standing or seated figures). James designed the now-famous "Buffalo nickel" for the U.S. Mint and sculpted the well-known bronze, "End of the Trail," created for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California. Among Laura's notable works are several Congressional Medals of Honor and a double equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson for the city of Baltimore. She submitted the winning design for the 1931 redesign of the quarter; although rejected by Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon in favor of a design by John Flanagan, her design was used for a commemorative five-dollar gold piece in 1999.
The Diane R. Wolf Collection Relating to James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser consists of biographical material, clippings, correspondence, and photographs relating to James Earle Fraser and his wife, Laura Gardin Fraser. The bullk of the collection is photographs of the Frasers' work.
The purpose of the collection -- whether research, personal interest, or other -- is unknown; the meaning of the words "Unfilmed" and "Duplicate" which appear on many of the folder headings is likewise unknown.
Material remains in original folders and original order.In the inventory below, the words "Duplicate" and "Unfilmed" which appear on numerous folder headings have been omitted for clarity. Folder headings assigned during processing are indicated by square brackets [ ].
Access Restrictions: The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Use Restrictions: Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
See also the James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser Papers.
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953.
Fraser, Laura Gardin, 1889-1966.
Art, American -- 20th century.
Bronze sculpture, American.
History in art.
Medalists -- United States.
Sculptors -- United States.
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century.
Women artists -- United States.
Women sculptors -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Diane R. Wolf Collection Relating to James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Erving and Joyce Wolf, in honor of Diane R. Wolf.
|Box 1||Laura G. Fraser|
|Box 1||Magazine clippings|
|Box 1||Newspaper clippings|
|Box 1||Portions of manuscript "Indian Prairie" - typescript|
|Box 1||James Earle Fraser|
|Box 1||Laura Fraser|
|Box 1||Medals, unidentified, round reliefs|
|Box 1||Sculpture reliefs|
|Box 1||Head, female, anon.|
|Box 1||Heads, male, anon. (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Seated male figures, anon.|
|Box 1||Male wrestlers|
|Box 1||Female, standing figure, anon.|
|Box 1||Standing male figures, anon.|
|Box 1||Soldiers, unidentified|
|Box 1||Equestrian, anon.|
|Box 1||Animals, unidentified|
|Box 1||Unidentified works and studies|
|Box 1||American Academy of Arts and Letters, round relief|
|Box 1||American Bar Association|
|Box 1||Arlington Memorial Bridge|
|Box 2||Arlington Memorial Bridge, Lincoln Memorial Circle|
|Box 2||Carol, relief|
|Box 2||"Contemplation," Supreme Court, Washington DC|
|Box 2||Henry Sturgis Drinker memorial|
|Box 2||Elks National Memorial, Laura Gardin Fraser|
|Box 2||John Ericson|
|Box 2||Fair Play|
|Box 2||Benjamin Franklin|
|Box 2||David Duboise Gaillard Memorial|
|Box 2||Albert Gallatin|
|Box 2||Alexander Hamilton|
|Box 2||Mary W. Harriman, relief, Laura G. Fraser 1925|
|Box 2||Hubbard Medal|
|Box 2||Robert E. Lee and T. J. ["Stonewall"] Jackson, Baltimore MD 1948|
|Box 2||Thomas Jefferson|
|Box 2||Abraham Lincoln|
|Box 2||Lindbergh, round relief, Laura G. Fraser|
|Box 2||Douglas MacArthur|
|Box 2||George Catlett Marshall|
|Box 2||Massachusetts Tercentenary Medal, Laura G. Fraser|
|Box 2||Mayo Brothers|
|Box 2||National Academy of Sciences|
|Box 2||National Geographic Society|
|Box 2||Buffalo nickel|
|Box 2||Norse American Centennial|
|Box 2||Oklahoma Semi-Centennial Expo|
|Box 2||Oregon Trail Memorial, Laura G. Fraser|
|Box 2||Theodore Roosevelt|
|Oversize 1||Theodore Roosevelt, oversize|
|Box 3||Theodore Roosevelt Bridge|
|Box 3||Theodore Roosevelt, "The Long Long Trail," Laura G. Fraser|
|Box 3||William Howard Taft Memorial|
|Box 3||Victory for Montreal|
|Box 3||War Monument, 2d Division|
|Box 3||George Washington, round relief, square relief|
|Box 3||George Washington, standing|
|Box 3||West Point Sesquicentennial|