Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

R. Sturgis Ingersoll Memorabilia Edit




  • 1959, 1997 (Creation)


  • 2 Volumes (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 Institute of Museum and Library Services.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

  • Use Restrictions

    The R. Sturgis Ingersoll Memorabilia is 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 Memorabilia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives.

  • Scope and Content Note

    This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled in 1997 by Ingersoll's grandson, Perry Benson, Jr., and a presentation copy of "Some account of the singular beginnings of Philadelphia" (Philadelphia: 1957) by Grant Simon. The scrapbook, arranged in a binder, consists of copy photographs and photocopies of newsclippings and other documents pertaining to Ingersoll, his family and art collection, and his 35-year association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The binder also contains an index of the photographs, photocopies of notes and other material Ingersoll maintained with his art collection, and of some writings by and about Ingersoll. The Simon book was given to Ingersoll in recognition of his efforts as chairman of the 1959 Philadelphia Arts Festival. Signed by Mayor Richardson Dilworth.