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American Committee of the Statue of Liberty records, 1875-1901

American Committee of the Statue of Liberty

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, circa 150 items on partial microfilm reel

Summary: The microfilmed American Committee of the Statue of Liberty records consist of correspondence between Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and members of the committee including Richard Butler, William M. Evarts, and Henry F. Spaulding, as well as letters from Joseph Pulitzer and J. W. Pinchot. Also included are a proposal for the erection of the statue, and clippings and miscellany relating to the project.

Biographical/Historical Note

The American Committee of the Statue of Liberty was an ad hoc organization formed to raise financial support for Auguste Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World in New York

Provenance

Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.

Related Materials

The New York Public Library Archives and Manuscripts division holds the American Committee of the Statue of Liberty correspondence, 1881-1901.

Language Note

Letters from Bartholdi are in French with an English translation.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel N24 (frames 163-562) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

American Committee of the Statue of Liberty records, 1875-1901. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.