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Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960

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A Finding Aid to the Municipal Art Society of New York Records, 1901-1960, in the Archives of American Art
Megan Bean
Scope and Contents
The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. Minutes from annual and directors meetings, printed materials, and financial reports document the Municipal Art Society of New York's involvement in urban planning, city beautification, funding art for public spaces, and generally improving the quality of life in New York City.
Bound minute books from the annual and directors meetings incorporate annual reports, committee reports, membership lists, and by-laws, as well as some correspondence with business colleagues and fellow arts organizations. Printed materials are also integrated into the minute books and often relate to the content of the adjacent administrative files and include exhibition announcements and catalogs, event invitations, meeting announcements, bulletins, newsletters, magazine and newspaper clippings, and membership solicitation materials.
Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board detail the Permanent Fund and the organization's accounts.
Language
English
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1968 by Municipal Art Society of New York.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and described by Megan Bean in 2016.