1 Microfilm reel, circa 150 items on partial microfilm reel
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
The microfilmed American Committee of the Statue of Liberty records consist of correspondence between Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and members of the committee including Richard Butler, William M. Evarts, and Henry F. Spaulding, as well as letters from Joseph Pulitzer and J. W. Pinchot. Also included are a proposal for the erection of the statue, and clippings and miscellany relating to the project.
American Committee of the Statue of Liberty records, 1875-1901. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
35mm microfilm reel N24 (frames 163-562) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
The New York Public Library Archives and Manuscripts division holds the American Committee of the Statue of Liberty correspondence, 1881-1901.
The American Committee of the Statue of Liberty was an ad hoc organization formed to raise financial support for Auguste Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World in New York
Letters from Bartholdi are in French with an English translation.
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001