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Art Club of Philadelphia records, 1888-1913

Art Club of Philadelphia, est. 1887
Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 33 items (on 3 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Exhibition catalogs and annual reports. REELS P89-P90: Catalogs from exhibitions of oil painting and sculpture, 1890-1909, and catalogs from exhibitions of water colors and pastels, 1891-1903. Neither is a complete set. REEL 3656: Annual reports (incomplete) which list officers and committees of the club; financial reports; list of exhibitions with dates, attendence, sales and values, and awards given; lectures; receptions; lists of members and deaths; by-laws; and reports of Board Committees.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art club; Philadelphia, Pa. Incorporated 1887 to encourage interest in the fine arts among the general public. Sponsored exhibitions and award competitions.

Material on reels P89-P90 lent for microfilming, 1955, by the Free Library of Philadelphia. Material on reel 3656 lent for microfilming, 1985, by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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