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Philadelphia Museum of Art selected records, 1874-1954

Creator:
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Curran, Mary  Search this
Kimball, Fiske  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Bruce, Edward  Search this
Dorr, Dalton  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Barber, Edwin Atlee  Search this
Pepper, William Platt  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art. School of Industrial Art  Search this
Pennsylvania Museum of Art. School of Industrial Art  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10615
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214142
AAA_collcode_philmuse
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214142

Selected papers from the Christian Gobrecht Collection, 1794-1902

Creator:
Gobrecht, Christian F., 1785-1844  Search this
Gobrecht, Christian F., 1785-1844  Search this
Subject:
Temple, Joseph E.  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Pennsylvania Museum of Art. School of Industrial Art  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10911
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214688
AAA_collcode_gobrchri
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214688

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

Selected papers from the Christian Gobrecht Collection

Creator:
Gobrecht, Christian F., 1785-1844  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Pennsylvania Museum of Art. School of Industrial Art  Search this
Rogers, John, 1829-1904  Search this
Temple, Joseph E.  Search this
Extent:
Partial microfilm reel.
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1794-1902
Scope and Contents:
Included are papers relating to a controversy over the invention of a machine for medal ruling; a 5 p. biographical sketch of Gobrecht and a list of his engravings compiled by Charles Gobrecht Darrah, 1902; and Gobrect's childhood sketchbooks, 1794, with some observations on mixing colors, engraving, and copying. Also included are the deed of trust to the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, May 7, 1884 and two letters relating to the deed; the deed of trust to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Feb. 24, 1880, and related letters including those concerning the Temple Trust Fund; and articles of agreement between Joseph E. Temple and the Reynold's Monument Association and sculptor John Rogers, Feb. 14, 1882.
Biographical / Historical:
Engraver in the U.S. Mint; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Engravers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.gobrchri
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gobrchri

Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts [Folder]

Additional name:
Philadelphia Museum College of Art  Search this
Philadelphia College of Art  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:
Pennsylvania (Art Organizations)
Topic:
Philadelphia Museum School of Art  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art. School of Industrial Art  Search this
Pennsylvania Museum of Art. School of Industrial Art  Search this
Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_103848

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