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Wadsworth Atheneum scrapbooks, 1899-1963

Wadsworth Atheneum


Collection Information

Size: 40 Items, (on 12 microfilm reels)

Summary: 40 scrapbooks containing letters, photographs, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and clippings.
Scrapbooks document the gifts of art work and money by J.P. Morgan to the museum, the administration and exhibition programs of the museum, and other subjects.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art museum; Hartford, Conn. Established 1842 to house the collection of Daniel Wadsworth, a painter and collector. The museum grew considerably with gifts from J.P. Morgan into a premiere institution of American fine and decorative arts. Formerly known as Wadsworth Atheneum and Morgan Memorial.


Lent for microfilming 1982 by Wadsworth Atheneum.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, the Wadsworth Atheneum, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2552-2563 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

Wadsworth Atheneum scrapbooks, 1899-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.