Frederick Spratt Collection

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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


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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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