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Ladies' Art Association records, 1867-1914

Ladies Art Association (New York, N.Y.)


Collection Information

Size: 18 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: The 1871 Constitution, publicity materials (1876-1888), published lists of members, a petition to the State of New York for financial aid, and correspondence (1887-1914). A 1914 letter from a member outlines the history of the Association.

Biographical/Historical Note

Organized 1867 and incorporated in 1877 to promote interests of women artists. Many of its members and officers were Quakers.


Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore., Pa.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3592 (frames 75-123) available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, and at the Free Library of Philadelphia and Swarthmore College.

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

Ladies' Art Association records, 1867-1914. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.