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Frederick K. Detwiller was born in Easton, Pa. in 1882 and graduated from Lafayette College in 1904. He studied architectural design and painting at Columbia University and throughout Europe. Detwiller spent the majority of his life in New York City where he became active in a number of art organizations. His work was exhibited and acquired by various museums and institutions, including the Smithsonian, the City Museum of New York, and the Bibliotheque Nationale. Detwiller spent his last years as the Artist-in-Residence at Lafayette College until his death in 1953. The papers document his personal and professional activities and include scrapbooks and sketchbooks relating to Detwiller’s college years, trips throughout Europe, and various exhibitions. Also included are numerous photographs of Detwiller’s family and his artworks, as well as Detwiller’s writings on a variety of issues in the art world.