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Price, Eli Kirk, 1931

 File — Box: 103, Folder: 7

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

The most prominent correspondent represented in this subseries is Eli Kirk Price, who served as vice president of the Commission until his death in 1933. Price was also the Museum's corporate president from 1927 to 1933. The other individual correspondents are Thomas Martin, Commission secretary until 1937, and William Frey, who served as assistant secretary and later as assistant treasurer. His papers are included within Martin's folders. After their tenures, Kimball kept his Commission papers filed as a group, rather than by the individual commissioner. This arrangement has been retained since Kimball appears to have dealt with more than one officer on various individual matters. Included in these later Commission folders are Emory McMichael, Joseph Carson, Kirkland W. Dwier, and Charles I. Thompson. In the order noted, most served as vice president before becoming president. During the 1940s, O.B.G. Fullaway and Norman W. Garrett served as assistant secretary and assistant treasurer. Other personnel represented were those stationed in the Belmont Office in Fairmount Park. Those files primarily reflect the service of Chief Engineer Alan Corson and Superintendent Russsell Vodges.


  • 1931


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Because of its fragile condition, the following item may only be consulted with permission of the Archivist: floor plan with annotations of PMA Gothic installations (in "Objects and related topics" series, "European decorative arts and arms and armor" subseries, "Rooms and architectural elements" sub-subseries, "England. Gothic installations at PMA, incl. Abergavenny, Wales" file).


From the Series: 11 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States