The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
A 1049-page history of the club written in 1935 and a chronicle, 1860-1865, including lists of officers, income, and members and locations; 15 volumes of secretaries, treasurers and board minutes 1860-1937 (incomplete); a constitution, 1882-1889; some correspondence; exhibition catalogs and announcements; inventories of club collections including a list of the Thomas Anshutz members portraits; copies of speeches delivered; a few remaining artists's files; issues of PORTFOLIO, a club publication, 1874, 1945-49; and photographs, both loose and in scrapbooks, of members in posed and candid arrangements.
Philadelphia Sketch Club records, 1860-1949. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 3664-3666 & 3919-3920 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: Philadelphia Sketch Club.
Art club; Philadelphia, Pa. Founded 1860 to provide classes when the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts school was not active. Exhibitions and social activities were also organized. The club is still active (in 1990).
Lent for microfilming by Philadelphia Sketch Club, 1985-1986.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001