1. Records of the Corporation
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
These records consist primarily of meeting minutes of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, from the time of the institution's incorporation to the 1990s. Reports presented at Trustee meetings, resolutions and minutes of meetings of a few of the earliest Standing Committees are also included. Gifts, loans, membership and finances are the most frequently discussed topics.
Julius Zieget was Secretary of the Corporation from 1928 to 1963, and was appointed Treasurer in 1934. Zieget's files reflect his varied activities, and comprise transactions with city, state, and private foundations for support, budget and funding reports, gift acknowledgements, exhibition records, and extensive bequest files.
R. Sturgis Ingersoll was President of the museum from 1948 to 1964, as well as Chairman of the Board of Governors, which he initiated, from 1947 to 1959. Ingersoll's records reflect changes in the Museum and School during this period, such as the separationg of the Textile Institute and the College of Art from the museum. Other subjects include grants, state aid, school accreditation, and admission charges.
The records in this collection consist chiefly of correspondence and Executive Committee material, as well as documentation of the Bicentennial and Philadelphia Museum of Art Centennial.