Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

W. P. Wilstach Collection Records Edit




  • 1893-1922 (Creation)


  • 4 inches (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    None available.

  • Processing Information

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

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

  • Use Restrictions

    The W.P. Wilstach Collection 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.], W.P. Wilstach Collection Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives.

  • Related Material

    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Includes material pertaining to the collection in the "Art collections" subseries of the "Objects and related topics" series. Fiske Kimball Records.

    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Includes material pertaining to the Wilstach sale of 1954. R. Sturgis Ingersoll Records.

  • Historical Note

    The W. P. Wilstach Collection of art was bequeathed to the city in 1892 following the probate of Anna H. Wilstach's will. Originally administered by the Commissioners of Fairmount Park and a Wilstach Committee, the PMA acquired custodianship in 1917 when Director Langdon Warner was appointed Curator of the Collection. Currently, the Commissioners continue to administer the collection while custody remains with the Museum.

  • Scope and Content Note

    The records include correspondence of the Committee chairmen, the Custodians, and the conservators, lists, and clippings.