Butler Institute of American Art records, 1889-1974

Butler Institute of American Art, est. 1919
Museum, School
Youngstown, Ohio

Collection size: 4161 items (on 3 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Loan: Papers primarily of the Butler Institute of American Art, 1919-1974, but also of the Youngstown Museum of Art, 1915-1919, of the Mahoning Institute of Art, 1915-1919, and of Joseph G. Butler, Jr. (who was one of the founders of each of these museums). Included are autobiographical material and personal correspondence of Butler; articles of incorporation, correspondence, and business records of each of the museums; building correspondence, donor files, and artist files of the Butler Institute; and miscellany. Gift: A 16" phonograph record labeled "Recording of Jury Meeting - Awarding of Prizes - 13th Annual New Year Show, Butler Art Institute (sic), Dec. 9, 1947."

Biographical/Historical Note: Youngstown, Ohio. Earlier name: Butler Art Insitute.

Material on reels 872-874 lent for microfilming 1974 by the Butler Institute of American Art; provenance of phonograph record which was donated is unknown.

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