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Cheston, George M.

 Person

George M. Cheston was President of the Corporation from 1968 to 1977, a very active period for the Museum. During his presidency were installed the Student Center, a new restaurant, and new air-conditioning facilities. In addition, preparations for the Museum's Centennial took place. Financial problems were crucial during this time.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Cheston, George M., and Peggy, 1961, 1965

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 55
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: As the correspondents in this sub-subseries make evident, McIlhenny cultivated a social network that reached across noted names in all the arts, as well as titled gentry, royalty and political figures. Whenever celebrities of the stage, screen or concert hall were performing in Philadelphia, McIlhenny would invite them to his home at Rittenhouse Square, just a stone's throw away from the major theatres and hotels. Although they could not always accept the offer, invitees included Noel Coward,...
Dates: 1961, 1965

Correspondence from Blanchette Rockefeller to George Cheston, 1973 September 21

 Object — Box: 2, Folder: 56
Identifier: MDE_B002_F056_003
Scope and Contents Correspondence from Blanchette Rockefeller to George Cheston, President of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Dates: 1973 September 21

Correspondence from Evan H. Turner to George B. Clothier, 1969 June 24

 Object — Box: 10, Folder: 50
Identifier: TUR_B010_F050_048
Scope and Contents Correspondence from Evan H. Turner, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to George B. Clothier. Includes draft memorandum of agreement between the Cassandra Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Dates: 1969 June 24

Correspondence from Evan H. Turner to George Cheston, 1969 January 28

 Object — Box: 10, Folder: 50
Identifier: TUR_B010_F050_118
Scope and Contents Correspondence from Evan H. Turner, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to George Cheston.
Dates: 1969 January 28

Correspondence from Evan H. Turner to George Cheston, 1968 December 30

 Object — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: EDR_B001_F015_001
Scope and Contents Turner, Evan H. Correspondence to George Cheston.
Dates: 1968 December 30

Correspondence from Evan H. Turner to George Cheston, 1969 January 28

 Object — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: EDR_B001_F015_002
Scope and Contents Turner, Evan H. Correspondence to George Cheston.
Dates: 1969 January 28

George M. Cheston Records

 Collection
Identifier: CHE
Abstract George M. Cheston was President of the museum from 1968 to 1977, a very active period. During his presidency the Student Center, a new restaurant, and new air-conditioning facilities were installed. In addition, preparations for the museum's Centennial took place. Much of Cheston's records are committee reports and minutes, both standing and departmental committees. Records of all the Museum's committees during Cheston's administration are in his files. Also included is an extensive series of...
Dates: 1968-1977

Memorandum from Evan H. Turner to Duchamp Committee, 1969 July 29

 Object — Box: 2, Folder: 11
Identifier: EDR_B002_F011_001
Scope and Contents Memorandum from Evan H. Turner to Duchamp Committee about public reception of Étant donnés. Includes article "Art Notes: Duchamp Explodes a Myth" by Barbara Gold of the Baltimore Sun.
Dates: 1969 July 29

Memorandum from Evan H. Turner to Duchamp Committee, 1969 July 29

 Object — Box: 1, Folder: 19
Identifier: EDR_B001_F019_001
Scope and Contents Memorandum from Evan H. Turner to Duchamp Committee about public reception of Étant donnés.
Dates: 1969 July 29

Memorandum from Evan H. Turner to Duchamp Committee, 1969 July 3-7

 Object — Box: 1, Folder: 27
Identifier: EDR_B001_F027_001
Scope and Contents Memorandum from Evan H. Turner to Duchamp Committee with letter from George Culler about his reaction to seeing Étant donnés.
Dates: 1969 July 3-7