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Guide to the Alicia Craig Faxon Papers, ca. 1969-2014

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Faxon, Alicia Craig
Title: Alicia Craig Faxon Papers
Dates: ca. 1969-2014
Quantity: 3.6 cubic ft. (6 boxes)
Abstract: Manuscripts, galley proofs, and notes for Collecting Art on a Shoestring, Pre-Raphaelite Art in its European Context as well as other writings and Faxon biographical material.
Forms of Materials: Manuscripts, galley proofs, and notes

Biographical Note

Alicia Craig Faxon (b. 1931- ), teacher, art historian, and critic, was graduated from Vassar in 1952. She studied history at Radcliffe on a Vassar fellowship and received a master's degree in 1953. In the same year she married Richard Bremer Faxon, an Episcopal clergyman. After teaching American history at the high-school and college level, Mrs. Faxon's interest turned to art history. She is an author and editor. Her works include Collecting Art on a Shoestring, Pre-Raphaelite Art in its European Context, Rossetti's Images of Botticelli and other publications. Throughout the 1970's Mrs. Faxon wrote on art for various Boston area publications, including the Boston Globe, and taught at the New England School of Art and the Massachusetts College of Art. She has served as a guest curator, trustee, and acting director of the Danforth Museum in Framingham. Alicia Craig Faxon received A Ph.D. in art history from Boston University in 1979.

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Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, galley proofs, and notes for Collecting Art on a Shoestring, Pre-Raphaelite Art in its European Context as well as other writings and Faxon biographical material.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Subject Headings

Subjects:

  • Art critics.
  • Art historians.
  • Art--Collectors and collecting.
  • Art--Study and teaching.
  • Women teachers.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, November 2006.

Updated by Laura Streett, January 2015.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alicia Craig Faxon Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Updated by Laura Streett, March 2005, June 2009 and January 2015.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alicia Craig Faxon.

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Container List

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