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Copley Society  Search this
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Physical Description:
5.3 Linear feet
This collection is arranged as 6 series. Series 1: Administrative Files, 1879-1970 (2.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-3) Series 2: Correspondence, 1901-1981 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3) Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1879-1980 (1 linear feet; Boxes 3-4) Series 4: Financial Records, 1893-1969 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 4-5) Series 5: Printed Material, 1864-1969 (0.4 linear feet; Box 5) Series 6: Photographs, circa 1890-circa 1950 (0.6 linear feet; Box 5, OVs 6-8)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of the Copley Society of Boston measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1864-1981. The collection includes administrative files, correspondence, exhibition files, financial records, printed material, and photographs.
Copley Society records, 1864-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reels 3524-3530 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Biography Note:
The Copley Society of Boston is an art society in Boston, Massachusetts founded in 1879 by students of the School of Drawing and Painting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The original name of the organization was the Boston Art Student's Association and its name changed to the Copley Society of Boston, after the artist John Singleton Copley, in 1901. Its purpose is to promote interest in art in Boston and to cultivate a spirit of fraternity among artists and art students. The Copley Society still continues today as the oldest non-profit art association in the United States.
Language Note:
English .
The Copley Society records were microfilmed as a loan in 1984 and subsequently donated to the Archives of American Art by the Copley Society in 1986.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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