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Donation agreement with UCLA. 1:2, 1944 September 19

 File — Box: 33, Folder: 6

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

Material regarding the Arensbergs negotiations to transfer their art collection from the Francis Bacon Foundation to the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1944, the Arensbergs signed a deed of gift with the University of California, Los Angeles, which included the stipulation that the University build an appropriate museum to house the collection in a specified time frame. By the fall of 1947 it was obvious this condition would not be met and the contract was nullified. Both the gift and its later annulment are documented.


  • 1944 September 19

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Predominantly in English; some material in French, German, Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 33 linear feet


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