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Art Club of Philadelphia records, 1888-1913

Art Club of Philadelphia


Collection Information

Size: 33 items (on 3 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Exhibition catalogs and annual reports. REELS P89-P90: Catalogs from exhibitions of oil painting and sculpture, 1890-1909, and catalogs from exhibitions of water colors and pastels, 1891-1903. Neither is a complete set. REEL 3656: Annual reports (incomplete) which list officers and committees of the club; financial reports; list of exhibitions with dates, attendence, sales and values, and awards given; lectures; receptions; lists of members and deaths; by-laws; and reports of Board Committees.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art club; Philadelphia, Pa. Incorporated 1887 to encourage interest in the fine arts among the general public. Sponsored exhibitions and award competitions.


Material on reels P89-P90 lent for microfilming, 1955, by the Free Library of Philadelphia. Material on reel 3656 lent for microfilming, 1985, by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Location of Originals

  • Reels P89-P90: Originals in the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reel 3656: Originals in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels P89, P90 & 3656 available at Archives of American Art offices, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 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

Art Club of Philadelphia records, 1888-1913. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.