The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Material relating to The Columbianum, including the constitution, by-laws and an exhibition catalog. REEL P63, fr. 131-132: An agreement to establish a school of fine arts in the United States, 1794 Dec. 29, signed by the artists so agreeing, and resulting in the Columbianum in Philadelphia. REEL P45, fr. 405-426: 1 v., containing the constitution and by-laws of the Columbianum, or the American Academy of Fine Arts, with signatures of members. The end of the volume was later used as a letterbook for the Philadelphia Museum Company, 1821, by Rubens Peale. REEL P37, fr. 496: Exhibition catalog of the Columbianum, 1795.
Columbianum records, 1794-1795. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels P37, P45 & P63 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel P37: Original in the American Philosophical Society, Franklin Papers. Reels P45 & P63: Originals in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Art school and society; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lent for microfilming, 1955, by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the American Philosophical Society.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001