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California Palace of the Legion of Honor records, 1910-1945

California Palace of the Legion of Honor


Collection Information

Size: 2 Reels, ca. 500 items (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence of the museum's founder Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, with her family, artists, sellers, dealers, museum directors, and others, including Alfredo Barsanti, Lida J. Hahn, Walter Heil, Thomas Carr Howe, Louis Kronberg, Jermayne MacAgy, Lloyd LaPage Rollins, Ralph Stackpole, and others; a scrapbook, 1923-1924; an auction catalog for the Claus A. Spreckels collection; a postcard album; transcript of a speech about the Legion of Honor; 215 photographs of Spreckels, her family, friends, and works of art, the National Sculpture Society exhibition, 1929, and Rodin sculpture in the Spreckels collections; registrarial receipts, 1924-1931; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art museum; San Francisco, California.


Lent for microfilming 1982 by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2682-2683 available 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

California Palace of the Legion of Honor records, 1910-1945. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.