Dalton Dorr was the first Director of the Museum, appointed in 1892, 12 years after the elimination of the Managing Director of the Museum and School from the roster. Dorr had been Secretary since 1880 and Curator since 1887. Although he never held the titles of Director, Secretary, and Curator simultaneously, he presumably performed the duties of these three positions until 1899 when William Platt Pepper was elected Director. Dorr continued as Secretary and Curator until his death on February 26, 1901.
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Dalton Dorr played a key role in the early years of the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (later known as the Philadelphia Museum of Art). Dorr was elected Secretary of the Corporation in 1880. In 1888 he acted as both Secretary and Curator, and by 1892 he was performing the duties of Secretary, Director, and Curator. In 1899 William Platt Pepper took over as Director of the museum, and Dorr continued on as Curator and Secretary. Dalton Dorr died on February 26, 1901. Shortly...
These records document the activities of the School of Industrial Art when it was part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.