Fred Harvey Fine Arts Collection; An Exhibition Organized by the Heard Musueum
1976. The Heard Museum, publisher.
From the Foreword:
1976 marks the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the Fred Harvey Company. In an age of railroad travel the Fred Harvey Company was synonymous with food and lodging along right-of-ways in much of Western America. In time the Company also became noted for the retail sale of Indian Arts and Crafts, particularly in the Southwest. It is with this influence on the history of Indian Arts that we are concerned with in this exhibition and catalogue.
In 1966 when the Fred Harvey Company was sold to the AMFAC Inc., a priceless heritage in the Fred Harvey Fine Arts Collection was reserved for future generations. The formation of the Fred Harvey Fine Arts Foundation in 1968 and the subsequent placement of its Collection in the public domain by Daggett and Stewart Harvey insured the continued existence of one of the nation's great collections of American Indian and Spanish Colonial artifacts. Mr. Byron Harvey in his article in this catalog relates the history of the formation of this Collection.
The Fred Harvey Fine Arts Collection consists of approximately 4,700 pieces of art and ethnographic material