Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

Samuel W. Woodhouse, Jr. Records Edit




  • 1923-1928, undated (Creation)


  • 2 linear feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    None available.

  • Processing Information

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

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

  • Use Restrictions

    The Samuel W. Woodhouse, Jr. 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.], Samuel W. Woodhouse, Jr. Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives.

  • Historical Note

    Woodhouse, a medical doctor and a scholar, was Acting Director of the Museum from 1923 to 1925, Associate Director until 1927, and Advisor in the 18th Century Industrial Arts until 1928.

  • Scope and Content Note

    The record group contains primarily correspondence regarding acquisitions. Several long sets include: correspondence with dealers and scholars, especially in the field of furniture; letters from the officers in the Corporation, including John D. McIlhenny and others. There is a small amount of correspondence, 1927 to 1928, related to Woodhouse's role as Advisor in Industrial Arts. In addition, Woodhouse wrote various articles on American artisans and craftsmen.