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Providence Art Club records, 1880-1963

Providence Art Club


Collection Information

Size: 33 Volumes (on 10 microfilm reels)

Summary: 16 volumes of Board of Managers meetings, 1880-1959; 3 volumes of "house journals" (diaries), containing brief entries and sketches relating to art classes, exhibition openings, social events, and other business matters; and 9 scrapbooks containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs, letters and memorabilia.
George Whitaker, a founder of the club and an active member on the Board of Managers, and Sydney Burleigh, an active member and elected officer, both figure prominently in the records, particularly in the minutes of the Board of Managers and in the scrapbooks, many of which contain announcements and catalogs of Whitaker's and Burleigh's exhibitions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art society; Founded 1880, Providence, Rhode Island.


Lent for microfilming1985 by the Providence Art Club.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Providence Art Club, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3554-3563 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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

Providence Art Club records, 1880-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.