American Academy in Rome records, 1855- 2012

American Academy in Rome, est. 1894
Rome, Italy

Collection size: 65.9 linear feet

Collection Summary: Correspondence, treasurers' records, officers' records, miscellaneous records, printed mater, legal documents, Board of Trustees committee minutes, staff records, rosters, photographs, and personal papers and ephemera.

Biographical/Historical Note: The American Academy in Rome is an art school in Rome, Italy and New York, N.Y. Organized in 1894 as the American School of Architecture in Rome. In 1897, it was dissolved and its assets turned over to the newly established American Adademy in Rome, not a traditional school, but a place where architects, painters, and sculptors could work in close association. After merging with the American School of Classical Studies (f. 1895) on the last day of 1912, the American Academy in Rome consisted of the School of Fine Arts and the School of Classical Studies. The School of Fine Arts soon expanded its scope to include fellowships in landscape architecture (1915), musical composition (1920), and history of art (1947). The Academy's New York office is now located at 7 East 60th St., New York, N.Y. (2001).

Material on reels ITRO 2-3 & 11-13 were lent for microfilming at the Academy in 1965. Records of predecessor institutions, the Board of Trustees, and the New York office, including photographs and personal papers were donated 1982 by the American Academy in Rome, through Calvin G. Rand, president. An addition of Rome office records and personal papers of Gorham Phillips Stevens was donated 1990 by the Academy via Calvin G. Rand, President, and an addition of New York office records donated 2014 by the Academy via Adele Chatfield-Taylor, Director.

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Also in the Archives is material lent for microfilming (reels ITRO 2-3 and 11-13) including annual reports, exhibition catalogues, a history of the American Academy in Rome, the American Academy in Rome at the World's Fair and the Golden Gate Exposition and newsletter.
Chaloner Prize Foundation records, 1915-1974 (microfilm reels 5664-5669) were received with the American Academy in Rome records. The records have been arranged and described as a separate collection.
Valentine, Lucia and Alan Valentine. The American Academy in Rome, 1894-1969. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1973.