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

American Committee of the Statue of Liberty


Collection Information

Size: 1 Reel ca. 150 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence between Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and members of the committee including Richard Butler, William M. Evarts, and Henry F. Spaulding. Also, a few letters from Joseph Pulitzer and J. W. Pinchot. In addition, there is a proposal for the erection of the statue, and clippings and miscellany relating to the project.


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.

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.