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Boston Art Commission records, 1890-1959

Creator:
Boston Art Commission
Subject:
Adams, Herbert
Allen, Thomas
Bartlett, Paul
Bellows, Robert Peabody
Collins, Patrick Andrew
Coolidge, J. Templeman (John Templeman),
Curley, James Michael
Edgell, George Harold
French, Daniel Chester
Kitson, Henry Hudson
Longfellow, Alexander W.
Maginnis, Charles Donagh
Parker, J. Harleston
Quincy, Josiah
Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel),
Walker, C. Howard (Charles Howard)
Warren, Samuel Dennis
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
9 microfilm reels.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Commission charter, "Act to Create an Art Commission for the City of Boston," 1890; handwritten minutes of staff meetings, 1890-1959; annual reports and related correspondence, 1899-1953; minutes of a joint meeting of the Boston Art Commission, the Park and Recreation Commission, and the City Planning Board, 1914; 3 files maintained by the Boston Art Commission: monument files, 1890-1957, regarding the signing, erecting, and restoring of monuments, including estimates, proposals, contracts, sketches, printed materials, and photographs; operating and general files, 1890-1957, on statues, tablets, busts, paintings, monuments, and memorials in Boston public schools, Faneuil Hall and others locales; correspondence files, 1895-1953, for Boston Public Art Under the Curatorship of the Boston Public Library; 3 clippings, 1934-1947; and 2 brochures, "Some Statues of Boston," 1946, and "Other Statues of Boston," 1947, by Allan Forbes and Ralph M. Eastman.
Correspondents included among the monument, general, correspondence files include members of the Boston Art Commission, mayors of Boston, sculptors, and architects. Among the correspondents are Herbert Adams, Thomas Allen, Paul Bartlett, Robert Bellows, Patrick Collins (mayor), John Templeman Coolidge, James M. Curley (mayor), George Harold Edgell, Daniel Chester French, Henry Hudson Kitson, Alexander W. Longfellow, Charles D. Maginnis, J. Harleston Parker, Josiah Quincy (mayor), Arthur Shurtleff, C. Howard Walker, Samuel D. Warren, and others.
Citation:
Boston Art Commission records, 1890-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 3134 through 3144 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
The Boston Art Commission was founded in 1890.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by the City of Boston, Boston Art Commission, 1984.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art commissions
Busts
Fountains
Monuments
Statues
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6867
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208995
AAA_collcode_bostart
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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