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Butler Institute of American Art records, 1889-1974

Butler Institute of American Art


Collection Information

Size: 4161 items (on 3 microfilm reels).

Summary: Loan: Papers primarily of the Butler Institute of American Art, 1919-1974, but also of the Youngstown Museum of Art, 1915-1919, of the Mahoning Institute of Art, 1915-1919, and of Joseph G. Butler, Jr. (who was one of the founders of each of these museums). Included are autobiographical material and personal correspondence of Butler; articles of incorporation, correspondence, and business records of each of the museums; building correspondence, donor files, and artist files of the Butler Institute; and miscellany. Gift: A 16" phonograph record labeled "Recording of Jury Meeting - Awarding of Prizes - 13th Annual New Year Show, Butler Art Institute (sic), Dec. 9, 1947."

Biographical/Historical Note

Youngstown, Ohio. Earlier name: Butler Art Insitute.


Material on reels 872-874 lent for microfilming 1974 by the Butler Institute of American Art; provenance of phonograph record which was donated is unknown.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 872-874 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Butler Institute of American Art records, 1889-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.