Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

R. Sturgis Ingersoll Records Edit




  • 1941-1964 (Creation)


  • 3.5 linear feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    None available.

  • Processing Information

    These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler in 2006. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

  • Use Restrictions

    The R. Sturgis Ingersoll Records are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item identification and date], [Series info.], R. Sturgis Ingersoll Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives.

  • Related Material

    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Fiske Kimball Records.

  • Historical Note

    R. Sturgis Ingersoll was President of the Corporation from 1948 to 1964, as well as Chairman of the Board of Governors, which he initiated, from 1947 to 1959.

  • Scope and Content Note

    Mostly correspondence, Ingersoll's records reflect changes in the Museum and School during this period. Under his presidency, the Textile Institute and the College of Art (name changed from "school" to "college" in 1959) separated from the PMA after lengthy negotiations. Ingersoll was an attorney and the records portray his participation in the legalities of the separation. Other subjects include grants, state aid, school accreditation, and admission charges.