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Selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Archives of American Art collection, 1866-1968

Selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Archives of American Art collection, 1866-1968

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Collection Information

Size: 4 microfilm reels.

Summary: Correspondence, printed material, writings, and other personal papers collected by Carl Zigrosser and Leila Mechlin and later added to by others, all relating to American art.

Provenance

Material on reels P10-P11 and P14 lent for microfilming, 1954, by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Additional material on reel 4547 was microfilmed in 1991 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The idea for the archives originated with Carl Zigrosser, who donated material, solicited it from others (mainly Henry Schnakenberg, Leila Mechlin and Hudson Walker), or pulled it from the files of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Museum continues to add to the collection. It is not connected to the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels P10, P11, P14, and 4547 available for use 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.

Restrictions on Use

Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from the: Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives, P.O. Box 7646, Philadelphia, Pa. 19101

How to Cite This Collection

Selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Archives of American Art collection, 1866-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.