Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

Arnold H. Jolles Records Edit




  • 1968-1979 (Creation)


  • 33 linear feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    None available.

  • Processing Information

    These materials were arranged and described by Louise F. Rossmassler in 1985. Revised by Susan Anderson in 2007. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

  • Use Restrictions

    The Arnold H. Jolles 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.], Arnold H. Jolles Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives.

  • Related Material

    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. See the "Subjects, Museum correspondence" series for eight feet of records dealing with the transfer of authority from Turner to Jolles. Evan H. Turner Records.

  • Historical Note

    Jolles succeeded Botwinick as Assistant Director for Art in 1974. (Some of Botwinick's files were carried forward to Jolles.) From 1977 to 1979 he was the Acting Director of Museum after Turner left and until Jean Sutherland Boggs arrived. He is now the Director of the Seattle Art Museum.

  • Scope and Content Note

    As Assistant Director, Jolles' files include records and plans for the Bicentennial, records of the reinstallation in 1975, Corporate and Departmental Committee records and general correspondence. Also, there are eight feet of the Turner Records which deal with the transfer of authority from Turner to Jolles in 1977/1978.

  • Arrangement

    The first five series concern Jolles work as Assistant Director for Art, 1970-1977. The second five subseries concern Jolles role as Acting Director, 1977-1979.