Columbian Society of Artists records, 1810-1849

Columbian Society of Artists, est. 1810
Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 4 partial microfilm reels.

Collection Summary: REEL P45: Minutes from the Board of Fellows, 1810-1816; and minutes of the Society, 1810-1817, including a constitution, an act of incorporation, and plans for a proposed union with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. REEL P41: Announcement of the fourth annual exhibition, 1814, addressed to Mrs. C. Barnes, Springfield, and signed by Robert Mills, secretary. REEL P63: Proposal to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts that the Society of Artists dissolve and become stockholders in the Academy; minutes of the Academy, Feb. 12, 1820, conerning the proposal; and J. Binney's opinion read at a special meeting, May 15, 1820. REEL 4236: Membership information including a members list, 1810, "Artist candidates to be elected Fellows of the Academy, 1810" and officers elected, 1819; and a clipping regarding society documents for sale.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art society; Philadelphia, Pa. Est. as the Society of Artists of the United States in 1810. Name changed to the Columbian Society of Artists in 1814.

Lent for microfilming by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1955 and in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

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  • Microfilm reels P41 (fr. 379), P45 (fr. 289-380) and P63 (fr. 512-515, 528-529) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. microfilm reel 4236 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
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