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Boston Art Students' Association Constitution and By-Laws

Collection Creator:
Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1884
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Edmund Charles Tarbell papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Edmund Charles Tarbell papers, circa 1855-circa 2000, bulk 1885-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Edmund C. Tarbell papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-tarbedmu-ref127

Copley Society records, 1864-1981

Creator:
Copley Society  Search this
Boston Art Student's Association  Search this
Subject:
Gendrot, Felix Albert  Search this
Boston Art Student's Association  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Citation:
Copley Society records, 1864-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7151
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209285
AAA_collcode_coplsoci
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209285

Copley Society records

Creator:
Copley Society (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Names:
Boston Art Student's Association  Search this
Gendrot, Felix Albert, b. 1866  Search this
Extent:
5.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Date:
1864-1981
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
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.

Administrative files include the Copley Society constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, various reports, and loan forms. There are also files on art classes, lectures, and events.

This collection includes general correspondence and business correspondence. Business correspondence mostly relates to notifications of appointments to positions within the Copley Society, as well as letters regarding expenses, taxes, and legal matters. General correspondence includes letters from notable artists such as Cecilia Beaux, Frank W. Benson, John Singer Sargent, Karl Bitter, John W. Alexander, and many others.

Exhibition files consist of correspondence, exhibition lists, and printed material for various Copley Society exhibitions.

Financial records mostly consists of ledgers and cash books for various funds and operating expenses.

Printed material has a broad range of meeting and event announcements, news clippings, and miscellaneous publications. There is one scrapbook which is a Copley Society of Boston Annual Report with a few clippings pasted onto the last pages.

There are photographs of exhibitions, artwork, Copley Society members and events. There is also one photograph album appears to be of various rooms inside the Copley Society building at 296 Commonwealth Avenue. Most of the photographs are of exhibitions, but there are some photographs of artwork, events, festivals, and people in costumes.
Arrangement:
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)
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
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.
Function:
Arts organizations -- Massachusetts
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Citation:
The Copley Society records, 1864-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.coplsoci
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Copley Society records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95958a622-26d7-4464-b474-c1d5d9fbe9f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coplsoci

Copley Society of Art [Folder]

Additional name:
Boston Art Students Association  Search this
Copley Society of Boston  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_98966

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