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Union League of Philadelphia Art Association records, 1867-1911

Creator:
Union League of Philadelphia. Art Association  Search this
Subject:
Knight, Ridgway  Search this
Claghorn, James Lawrence  Search this
Citation:
Union League of Philadelphia Art Association records, 1867-1911. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- History -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9560
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211761
AAA_collcode_uniolepa
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211761

Oral history interview with Henry Plumer McIlhenny, 1974 Oct. 28

Interviewee:
McIlhenny, Henry P. (Henry Plumer)  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Rosenberg, Paul  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Henry Plumer McIlhenny, 1974 Oct. 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12420
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212880
AAA_collcode_mcilhe74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212880

Oral history interview with Henry Plumer McIlhenny

Interviewee:
McIlhenny, Henry P.  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Creator:
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Names:
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Rosenberg, Paul, 1881-1959  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 Oct. 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Henry Plumer McIlhenny conducted 1974 Oct. 28, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
McIlhenny speaks about his parent's interest in collecting; his own collecting; studying with Paul Sachs at Harvard; his interest in 19th century art, travels to Europe, purchasing works by Seurat, Degas, Ingres, and Chardin; dealers he worked with including Paul Rosenberg and Valentine Dudensing; his tenure as decorative arts curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, staff, and exhibitions; the completion of the museum building by the WPA; and commissioning paintings from Franklin Watkins.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry McIlhenny (1910-1986) was an art collector, curator, and arts administrator from Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 4 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mcilhe74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95059e7ad-2665-4c28-838f-86c40c55fa10
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcilhe74
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Union League of Philadelphia Art Association records

Creator:
Union League of Philadelphia. Art Association  Search this
Names:
Claghorn, James Lawrence, 1817-1884  Search this
Knight, Ridgway, 1839-1924  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1867-1911
Scope and Contents:
Book of minutes; notebook, "List of articles loaned to the Union League" (commonly known as [James] Claghorn's notebook) contains titles, owners, and insurance values for art works; printed materials, consisting of Art Reception exhibition catalogs, printed circulars, annual reports, tickets and invitations, "Catalogue for the Exhibition of Pictures of Scenes of the Lehigh Valley Railroad," catalog for the Art Association collection, circulars for the purchase of a painting "Soir d'Ete" by Daniel Ridgway Knight, description of a painting "Honorable Mention" by E.L. Weeks, and notices of a 1903 painting of Abraham Lincoln by George B. Ayers; and letters regarding a portrait by Edwin Benson.
Biographical / Historical:
Art association affiliated with the Union League; Philadelphia, Pa. Union League was founded 1862. The Art Association was established shortly thereafter to maintain and sponsor exhibitions of the League's art collection. During the 1870's, the Art Association sponsored several Art Receptions which were important events in Philadelphia, attracting the participation of artists and art collectors.
Provenance:
All records were filmed except for membership applications and specific information about individual members of the Union League, which are not open to researchers.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- History -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.uniolepa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw985e1b081-83c4-4bff-8cb9-53e2ef10b496
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-uniolepa

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