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Frederick Dana Marsh papers

Identifier: MC 43

Scope and Contents

The Frederick Dana Marsh (1872-1961) papers (MC 43), 1900-1967, provide a small but fascinating glimpse of Marsh's personal life and his artistic work. The biographical and autobiographical materials, primarily clippings and biographies, include two undated autobiographical essays and material regarding Frederick's son, Reginald Marsh. The correspondence contains letters concerning commissions, exhibitions, prizes and the gift of the Marsh collection (now at RPI) to the Hiland G. Batcheller Memorial Foundation. The photographs of Marsh and his homes include shots of the houses Marsh built on Marsh Island, Boothbay, ME and at Ormond Beach, FL. The reproductions of Marsh's work contain magazine covers, photographs of his painting, murals, sculptures, etc. The miscellaneous papers include programs, and miscellaneous photographs. Oversize materials include Marsh's certificate as Associate of the National Academy of Design (1906), a photograph of Marsh Island, ME (1940), pencil drawings, watercolors, and additional reproductions of his paintings and murals. Included in the personal papers is one folder of original artwork. These small sketches and studies are supplemented by other of Marsh's work housed in the Archives.


  • Created: 1900-1967



0.50 Linear Feet

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This collection consists of Frederick Dana Marsh's personal papers and artistic work.

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Repository Details

Part of the Institute Archives and Special Collections Repository

110 8th Street
Institute Archives and Special Collections
Rensselaer Libraries, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy NY 12180-3590 US
518 276 8340