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George Grey Barnard selected papers, 1895-1941

Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938



Collection Information

Size: 7 microfilm reels

Summary: Selected papers from the George Grey Barnard papers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives, including correspondence with dealers, museums, John D. Rockefeller and others; a few exhibition files; letters from Theodore Roosevelt; files on Barnard's Lincoln sculpture and Rainbow Arch; and drawings and sketches.
Files selected for microfilming in the Correspondence subseries A, correspondence with individuals, include Piccirilli Bros., John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Lorado Taft, and Abbott Handerson Thayer and family. The two remaining subseries, correspondence with dealers and with museums were microfilmed in their entirety; among the correspondents are American Art Galleries, Brummer Gallery, G.J. De Motte, Jacques Seligmann, Yamanaka & Co., Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Washington Cathedral, and many others.
From Series II - Subjects, files on the Carnegie Institute Exhibition (1938), Grand Central Art Galleries Exhibition (1935), 1st Annual International Exhibition (1912-1913), and Theodore Roosevelt's letters to Barnard (1917 and 1937) were microfilmed. From Series III - Sculpture, subseries A and B regarding Barnard's Lincoln statue and the Rainbow Arch were microfilmed in their entirety; only a few files, mainly sketches and drawings, were selected from subseries C regarding other sculpture projects.


Papers received at Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1945 along with the Barnard Abbaye of Medieval art, purchased from the Barnard estate. The collection consists of 18 linear feet of manuscript material, and 1 foot of special format materials, of which 4 feet were selected by the Archives of American Art for microfilming.

Location of Originals

  • ORIGINALS IN: Philadelphia Museum of Art.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3658-3664 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.

Restrictions on Use

Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from Archivist, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

How to Cite This Collection

George Grey Barnard selected papers, 1895-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.