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The records of Chaloner Prize Foundation measure 4.0 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1974. The records consist of the files of the two secretaries, George F. Lewis and S. LeRoy French, and four of the trustees, Charles Platt, William Rand, Olin Dows, and William Platt. Included within these records are correspondence, lists, files on award recipients, and three scrapbooks maintained by Dows. Also found within the collection are legal records, printed material, and financial records.
Chaloner Prize Foundation records, 1915-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 5664-5669 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan.
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Chaloner Prize Foundation (est. 1890; disolved in 1974) is a foundation granting awards to individual artists for study of art in Paris, located New York, N.Y. Founded in by John Armstrong Chanler (later Chaloner), a lawyer. Reorganized in 1917 as the John Armstrong Chaloner Paris Prize Foundation, but allowed to be known as Chaloner Prize Foundation. The Foundation dissolved in 1974 and its assets transferred to the American Academy in Rome.
Donated 1982 by American Academy in Rome, along with their records. During the processing of the Academy's records, it was determined that the Chaloner Prize Foundation records were a separate entity, and the collection was separated from the Academy records.
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