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Philadelphia Museum of Art selected records

Creator:
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Museum of Art. School of Industrial Art  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art. School of Industrial Art  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Curran, Mary  Search this
Dorr, Dalton, 1846-1901  Search this
Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955  Search this
Pepper, William Platt, d. 1907  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Extent:
15 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1874-1954
Scope and Contents:
Selected records, including scrapbooks, 1874-1954; letterbooks of the Dalton Dorr administration, 1876-1904; Board of Trustees letterbooks regarding the Pottery and Porcelain exhibitions, 1888-1890; and Fiske Kimball correspondence relating to the PWAP and the WPA, 1933-1942.
REELS P14-P16 and 4557-4758: Scrapbooks, 1874-1954, containing clippings relating to the museum.
REEL P16, frames 350-375: "Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art" (No. 1-8, Jan. 1903-Oct. 1904).
REELS 1395-1396: Correspondence and other papers of Director Fiske Kimball, 1933-1942, relating to various federal and state relief projects, particularly the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP), of which he was chairman of Region 3 (Del, Penn., N.J.), and the WPA, which financed several projects at the Museum. Much of the correspondence relates to the selection of artists to be given employment under the PWAP, and to the controversy surrounding the administration of the program by Mary Curran, including complaints from artists and groups. Frequent correspondents include Forbes Watson, Edward Bruce, and Holger Cahill.
REELS 4549-4557: Letterbooks of Acting Director Dalton Dorr, 1876-1904 (incoming) and 1876-1901 (outgoing), and of curator Edwin Atlee Barber, 1893-1901, and President William Platt Pepper, 1893-1901. Correspondence pertains to acquisitions, the collection, staff, Memorial Hall repairs, and the overall establishment of the museum and school. Also included are letterbooks of the Board of Trustees, 1888-1890, relating to the 1888-1889 Pottery and Porcelain exhibitions at the museum, containing correspondence with firms and individuals regarding submissions and prizes.
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Est. 1876 as the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art. In 1929 the name changed to the Pennsylvania Museum of Art, and in 1938 to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and School of Industrial Art. Dalton Dorr served as director, 1876-1904. Fiske Kimball was director 1925-1954.
Provenance:
Material on reels P14-P16 lent for microfilming by the Pennsylvania Museum of Art, 1955. The Fiske Kimball material on reels 1395-1396 was filmed at the Museum in 1963; the remainder on reels 4549-4558 was microfilmed in 1993 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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 such 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.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Art museums -- Pennsylvania
Identifier:
AAA.philmuse
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-philmuse

MS 1219-b Letter to Professor Baird, Secretary Smithsonian Institution, from E. A. Barber, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1882

Collector:
Hoffman, Walter James, 1846-1899  Search this
Creator:
Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Addressee:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
May 5, 1882
Scope and Contents:
Encloses a "circular" which he has prepared, consisting of a series of 94 questions, for the purpose of facilitating the collection of material for a study of native North American music. Letters of comment by O. T. Mason and Professor Baird, indicating they feel the circular too elaborate for use by the Smithsonian Institution. Also letter of transmission, 1 page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1219-b
Topic:
Music  Search this
Circulars, anthropological  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1219-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1219B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1219b

MS 753 Vocabulary of Yampa Band of Utes in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary schedule

Creator:
Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages
Culture:
Ute  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
September, 1875
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 753
Local Note:
autograph document
General:
Previously titled "Vocabulary of Yampa Band of Utes."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 753, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS753
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms753

MS 7033 Material concerning pipes and smoking

Creator:
Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916  Search this
Addressee:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Extent:
160 Items (ca. 160 pages)
5 Photographs
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Drawings
Newspaper clippings
Date:
1878-89
Scope and Contents:
Most of these concern pipes and smoking. Includes responses to Barber's 1878 (?) circular regarding smoking and notes in handwriting of Barber, W. H. Holmes, and others. Also includes letters to Holmes regarding Holmes preparation of an article on Peruvian fabrics and brief reports of an attempt to organize an archeological society in Philadelphia.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7033
Topic:
Pipe  Search this
Circulars -- concern smoking  Search this
Fabrics, including spinning and weaving -- Peru  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Newspaper clippings
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 7033, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7033
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7033

Mexican maiolica in the collection of the Hispanic Society of America / by Edwin Atlee Barber ..

Author:
Hispanic Society of America  Search this
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Physical description:
4 preliminary leaves, 5-60 pages, 1 leaf including color frontispiece, XVI plates : illustrations (1 color) ; 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
New York (State)
MEXICO
Date:
1915
Topic:
Majolica  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Pottery, Mexican  Search this
MAYOLICA--CATALOGOS  Search this
ALFARERIA--CATALOGOS  Search this
Call number:
738 .H673
NK4320.M5H6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_249442

Hispano-Moresque pottery in the collection of the Hispanic Society of America, by Edwin Atlee Barber ..

Author:
Hispanic Society of America  Search this
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Physical description:
4 preliminary leaves, 5-278 pages including color frontispiece, LXXXVIII plates plates 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1915
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Pottery, Spanish  Search this
Call number:
738 .H67
NK4310.H5X 1915
Restrictions & Rights:
Current Copyright Fee: GBP17.50 0. Uk
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_254528

Spanish porcelains and terra cottas in the collection of the Hispanic Society of America, by Edwin Atlee Barber ..

Author:
Hispanic Society of America  Search this
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Physical description:
4 p. l., 5-42 p., 1 l. incl. col. front., x pl. 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1915
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Pottery, Spanish  Search this
Terra-cotta sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NK4523.H5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_254529

The Ceramic, furniture, and silver collectors' glossary / by Edwin Atlee Barber, Luke Vincent Lockwood, and Hollis French

Author:
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916 Ceramic collectors' glossary. 1976  Search this
Lockwood, Luke Vincent 1872-1951 Furniture collectors' glossary. 1976  Search this
French, Hollis 1868-1940 Silver collectors' glossary and a list of early American silversmiths and their marks. 1976  Search this
Physical description:
119, 55, 164 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
1914
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Furniture  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Silversmiths  Search this
Hallmarks  Search this
Antiques  Search this
Call number:
NK3770 .C46X
NK3770.C46X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_77434

Tulip ware of the Pennsylvania-German potters, an historical sketch of the art of slip-decoration in the United States

Author:
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Physical description:
233 p
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Date:
1926
C1926
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Folk art, Pennsylvania Dutch  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
NK4025.P42B23 1926
NK4025.P42B23 1926
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_254365

Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Edwin Atlee Barber, Archivald R. Marvine, Story B. Ladd and William S. Holman

Creator:
Perry & Bohm  Search this
Subject:
Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887  Search this
O'Sullivan, Timothy H. 1840-1882  Search this
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Marvine, Archibald Robertson 1848-1876  Search this
Ladd, Story B (Story Butler) 1851-1933  Search this
Holden, William S  Search this
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)  Search this
United States Department of the Interior  Search this
Physical description:
Albumen prints
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Wyoming
Colorado
Date:
1873
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-111383]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397111

The pottery and porcelain of the United States; an historical review of American ceramic art from the earliest times to the present day, by Edwin Atlee Barber

Author:
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 539 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
1901
Topic:
Pottery--History  Search this
Pottery--Marks  Search this
Porcelain--History  Search this
Call number:
NK4005 .B23 1901
NK4005.B23 1901
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_419338

Illustrated catalogue of China, pottery, porcelains and glass. To be sold at public sale December 10 and 11, 1917

Author:
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Physical description:
101 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1917
Topic:
Porcelain--Private collections  Search this
Pottery--Private collections  Search this
Glass--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
TK4250.B23 1917
TK4250.B23 1917
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_254496

The Museum. : an illustrated monthly journal, for collectors of all classes and young naturalists

Author:
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1885
[1885]
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
QH1 .M98
SJu Mus
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_197228

The pottery and porcelain of the United States; an historical review of American ceramic art from the earliest times to the present day, by Edwin Atlee Barber ... With 223 illustrations ..

Author:
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 446 p. front., illus. (incl. ports.) 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
1893
Topic:
Pottery--History  Search this
Pottery--Marks  Search this
Call number:
NK4005 .B23
NK4005.B23
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_58127

The pioneer of china painting in America / by Edwin Atlee Barber

Author:
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Illustrator:
Lycett, Edward 1833-1910  Search this
Subject:
Lycett, Edward 1833-1910  Search this
Physical description:
pages [33]-48 : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1895
Topic:
China painting  Search this
China painters  Search this
Call number:
NK4605.5.U63 L935 1895X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113158

Lead glazed pottery. Part first (common clays): plain glazed, sgraffito and slip-decorated wares. by Edwin Atlee Barber

Title:
Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art
Author:
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Former owner:
Koch, Rae DSI  Search this
Issuing body:
Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art  Search this
Physical description:
32 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1907
Topic:
Glazed pottery  Search this
Lead  Search this
Call number:
NK4275 .B23 1907b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1112295

Art handbook of the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art

Author:
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Physical description:
233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Date:
1903
C1903
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Pennsylvania Dutch  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
NK4025.P4 B2 1903
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_685930

Quaint corners in Philadelphia, with one hundred and seventy-four illustrations. By Joseph Pennell and others

Author:
Campbell, Helen 1839-1918  Search this
Stockton, Louise 1838-1914  Search this
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins 1855-1936  Search this
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Jackson, Joseph 1867-1946  Search this
Turner, Eliza (Sproat) Mrs. 1826-1903  Search this
Leach, Frank Willing 1855-1943  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 9-506 p. incl. front., illus., plates, ports., coats of arms. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1899
[c1899]
Call number:
F158.5 .S932X
F158.5.S932X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20410

Publications on the subject of pottery and porcelain

Author:
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Physical description:
4 p. 8vo
Type:
Books
Date:
1895
Call number:
738B239
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_254361

Ceramic forgeries / by Edwin Atlee Barber ..

Author:
Barber, Edwin Atlee 1851-1916  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
195-205 p., plates ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1907
1907]
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Art--Forgeries  Search this
Call number:
709.15 .B2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_857246

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