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1. Records of the Corporation

 Record Group
Identifier: 1

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen Records

Identifier: WIN
Abstract Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen was President of the museum from 1964 to 1968. With a family history of museum involvement, Wintersteen previously served on the Associate Committee of Women and the Board of Governors. Wintersteen's unique personality is reflected in her records, which depict the growth and activity of the museum during her presidency. Subjects include exhibitions, the development of the Wintersteen Student Center, negotiations with the Pennsylvania Legislature, and long-term...
Dates: 1963-1969

Board of Trustees Records

Identifier: BT

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.

Dates: 1875-1998

Financial Records

Identifier: FIN

Financial records of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Dates: 1875-1975

George M. Cheston Records

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...
Dates: 1968-1977

J. Stogdell Stokes Records

Identifier: STO
Abstract J. Stogdell Stokes was President, a member of the Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the Museum Fund of 1928. Under his guidance the Museum acquired the Barnard and Foulc collections. With WPA craftsmen, period rooms were installed and galleries completed. The records are correspondence covering 11 years of his administration. Subjects include the WPA, acquisitional negotiations, funding the Museum, solicitation of City support and aid from the General Education Board. The records show a...
Dates: 1937-1947

Julius Zieget Records

Identifier: ZIE

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.

Dates: 1892-1964

Museum founding documents

Identifier: DOC

This collection contains important documents related to the founding of the museum, including the Charter of the Museum.

Dates: 1875-after 1900

Presidents' Office Records

Identifier: PRE

From the terms of Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen to that of Robert Montgomery Scott, some of the Presidents' special files were set aside and carried forward with additions made to them.

Dates: 1962-1982

R. Sturgis Ingersoll Records

Identifier: ING

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.

Dates: 1941-1964

Robert Montgomery Scott Records

Identifier: SCO

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.

Dates: 1967-1996