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National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012

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Series 14: Society of American Artists , 1878-1906
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 56-57

The Society of American Artists files document the formation of the Society as a departure from the National Academy of Design in 1877, its independent operations and activities, and its eventual consolidation with the Academy in 1906. Included are an article about the formation of the Society, correspondence, constitutions, incorporation records, exhibition files, a financial ledger, minutes, and records pertaining to the society's consolidation with the Academy. The Society's members have included Edwin Abbey, James Carroll Beckwith, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, George Inness Jr., John La Farge, Albert Pinkham Ryder, among many others.
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Article, "A New Departure in American Art" (1878) by George William Sheldon, 1878
56
13
Certificate of Incorporation, 1882
56
14
Constitutions, 1880-1901
56
15-17
Correspondence, 1881-1904
56
18
Exhibitions, 1878-1898
56
19-21
Exhibitions, 1894-1903
57
1-3
Exhibition, James McNeil Whistler, 1902
57
4
Exhibitions, 1904-1906
57
5-6
Financial Records, 1904-1906
57
7
Meeting Minutes, 1905-1906
57
8
Resolutions and Letters Mentioned in the Minute Books of the Board of Control, 1898-1903
57
9
Union with the National Academy of Design, 1906
57
10

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