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National Sculpture Society records, 1883-1962

National Sculpture Society records, 1883-1962

National Sculpture Society (U.S.)

Collection Information

Size: ca. 20.5 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 10 reels)

Summary: Photographs, scrapbooks, printed material, correspondence and business records.

Biographical/Historical Note

Founded in 1893 The society works with architects, art councils, and sponsoring committees in selecting sculptors to execute new works. Assists governmemt art councils with advice on rules for competitions and in preparing exhibitions. Conducts research, maintains an archives and library, and sponsors exhibitions and competitions.


Material on reel D132 lent for microfilming by the National Sculpture Society, 1964. All other material was donated by the society, 1964-1972.

Location of Originals

  • Reel D132: Originals in the National Sculpture Society, New York, New York.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels D132, NJ1, 488-494, 3097 and 3161 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

National Sculpture Society records, 1883-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.