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Frederick Spratt Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frederick Spratt Collection
    Dates: 1927-2008
    Collection Number: 2009-51
    Creator/Collector: Spratt, Frederick R.
    Extent: 17 linear ft.(37 boxes)
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    San Jose, California 95112
    Abstract: Papers of artist, San Jose State University professor, and gallery owner, Frederick Spratt. Collection includes personal correspondence, academic papers, grade books, gallery files, artist files, slides, articles, calendars, photos and family memorabilia.
    Language of Material: English


    The records are available to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with History San Jose. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact History San Jose Research Library.

    Preferred Citation

    Frederick Spratt Collection. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated to History San Jose by the collector’s son, Shahn R. Spratt in 2009.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Frederick Roy Spratt (1927 - 2008) was an artist, university professor, department chair, humanities dean and contemporary art gallerist known for his work in promoting the careers of many California artists, and as a champion of the developing fine arts community in San Jose. Please see attached guide for full biography.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Personal, business and academic papers of San Jose gallery owner, artist and university professor, Frederick Spratt. Collection includes diplomas, family memorabilia, photos, grade books, letters, calendars, academic papers, memos, contracts, photos, negatives, slides, articles and awards, spanning Spratt’s early years as a faculty at San Jose State College to gallery business files through 2001. The collection has been arranged into five series. Please see attached guide for full description.

    Indexing Terms

    Artists--California--San Francisco Bay Area--History.
    San Jose State University--History.
    Alexander, Peter
    Allie, Barbara
    Amarosa, Elisa
    Armledger, John
    Auvil, Kenneth
    Ayhens, Olive
    Barirani, Sadeg
    Below, Peter
    Benton, Fletcher
    Bowman, Geoffrey
    Buehler, Ken
    Crum, David
    Cook, Bonnie
    Caracciolo, Roberto
    Buhler, Ken
    Buffalo, Rose
    Dall'Aglio, Remi
    Dunlevie, Kathryn
    Fisher, Steffen
    Ginghofer, Raymond
    Glovlaski, Douglas
    Goodwin-Guerrero, Erin
    Graham, Robert
    Greene, Stephen
    Gunther, Barbara
    Hanson, Hardy
    Hardy, Don Ed
    Hayes, Georgia
    Herms, George
    Hoffman, Eric
    Holland, Tom
    Kane, Mickey
    Kaneg, Howard
    Krieter, Terry
    Levin-Lau, Katherine
    Lewis, Peter Wayne
    Martin, Fred Thomas
    Medaille, Barbara
    Mezynski, Neila
    Miller, Alan
    Moran, Paddy
    Moses, Ed
    Mosset, Oliver
    Nguyen, Long
    Null, Ian
    Passlof, Pat
    Pellicone, William
    Peterson, Bonnie
    Poole, Frances
    Poons, Larry
    Porter, Mary
    Powers, Lynn
    Qing Chen, Dan
    Reiss, Roland
    Resnick, Milton
    Rinkosusky, Margaret
    Roberts, Michael
    Rockburne, Dorthea
    Rogers Peretto, Glen
    Ruben, Richards
    Ruiz, Phe
    Schimke, Susan
    Schy, Gay
    Scroth, Peter
    Stutz-Mentzel, Hannah
    Sullivan, Karen
    Sultan, Altoon
    Sun Cho, Kyung
    Taasevigen, Everett
    Tchakalian, Sam
    Thompson, Donald Roy
    Todd, Michael
    Vetter, Jim
    Vogel, Douglas
    Welch, Audrey
    Wilson, Farrar
    Wilson, Jane
    Wilson, Richard
    Witkin, Jerome
    Frederick Spratt Gallery (San Jose, Calif.)
    San José State University. Art Department.
    San José State University. School of Art and Design. Cadre Laboratory for New Media.
    San Jose (Calif.)
    administrative records

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