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George Seybolt papers relating to the Museum Trustee Association, [ca. 1970]-1991

George Seybolt papers relating to the Museum Trustee Association, [ca. 1970]-1991

Seybolt, George Crossan, 1914-1993

Businessperson, Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 5.0 linear ft.

Summary: Records kept by George C. Seybolt in his capacity as chairman of the Museum Trustee Committee, American Association of Museums (AAM); chairman, Museum Trustee Committee for Research and Development, AAM; and founding chairman of the Museum Trustee Association. Included are files containing correspondence, reports, by-laws, minutes of meeetings, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Seybolt was a food industry executive, museum trustee, and founder of the Museum Trustee Association from Boston, Mass. Born 1914. Died 1993. George Seybolt, president of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was instrumental in founding the Museum Trustee Association, an advisory and discussion group whose purpose was to provide trustees of all museums with regular meetings and a means of influencing the deliberations of the American Association of Museums (now the American Alliance of Museums) through independent recommendations. It is no longer part of the AAM.The Museum Trustee Association (MTA) was originally the Museum Trustee Committee, American Association of Museums (AAM), and then the Museum Trustee Committee for Research and Development, AAM.

Provenance

Donated by George C. Seybolt in 1992.

How to Cite This Collection

George Seybolt papers relating to the Museum Trustee Association, [ca. 1970]-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.