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Schrank correspondence, 1957-1960

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 9

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series is more artificially created than the others, containing items that did not necessarily connect to any research project, but were helpful in constructing a picture of Frances Lichten's research and life. There are photographs of her and her friends in her studio and garden, which depict Lichten's studio as a social hub for her circle. The correspondence files contain letters from her readers, as well as letters regarding her consultant positions.

In addition to Frances Lichten's obituary and a tribute written for a memorial service, there are some letters written by her companion Katherine Milhous to friends during Lichten's prolonged illness and after her death. Though they are few, they fill in the details of a life beyond what can be read through her research files.


  • 1957-1960

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 8 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States