Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen Records Edit




  • 1963-1969 (Creation)


  • 6 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 1987. Finding aid revised 2007. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

  • Use Restrictions

    The Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen 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.], Bernice McIlhenny Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives.

  • Related Material

    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Presidents' Office Records.
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Board of Trustees Records.

  • Historical Note

    Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen was President of the Corporation from 1964 to 1968. With a family history of PMA involvement, Ms. Wintersteen previously served on the Associate Committee of Women and on the Board of Governors.

  • Scope and Content Note

    Wintersteen's unique personality is reflected in her records, which depict the growth and activity of the Museum during her presidency. Subjects include exhibitions, the development of the Wintersteen Student Center, negotiations with the Pennsylvania Legislature, and long-term plans for expansion. Corporate and departmental committees minutes are included, as well as financial records.