Columbianum records, 1794-1795

Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 3 partial microfilm reels.

Collection Summary: Material relating to The Columbianum, including the constitution, by-laws and an exhibition catalog. REEL P63, fr. 131-132: An agreement to establish a school of fine arts in the United States, 1794 Dec. 29, signed by the artists so agreeing, and resulting in the Columbianum in Philadelphia. REEL P45, fr. 405-426: 1 v., containing the constitution and by-laws of the Columbianum, or the American Academy of Fine Arts, with signatures of members. The end of the volume was later used as a letterbook for the Philadelphia Museum Company, 1821, by Rubens Peale. REEL P37, fr. 496: Exhibition catalog of the Columbianum, 1795.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art school and society; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lent for microfilming, 1955, by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the American Philosophical Society.

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