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7. Manuscript Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 7

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Ruth Butler Rodin Research Collection

Identifier: RBR
Overview This collection contains research material compiled by the art historian, Ruth Butler.

Sarah Dickson Lowrie Biography of Eli Kirk Price

Identifier: LOW
Overview "Price Papers" is the original bound typescript compiled by Sarah Dickson Lowrie that she intended to publish as a biography of Eli Kirk Price (1870-1933), a well-known civic leader, who was closely associated with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The volume is richly illustrated with maps, clippings, ephemera and photographs and includes some correspondence and typescripts of family letters.

Strassburger Family Papers

Identifier: STR
Overview The collection is comprised of the papers of Ralph Beaver Strassburger (1883-1959), his wife Mae Bourne Strassburger (1881-1975), and estate records of their son, J. A. Peter Strassburger. Much of the collection involves Ralph and Mae Strassburger's receipts and correspondence with auction houses and dealers of both fine and decorative art. Also included are the auction appraisals of the Strassburger estate known as Normandy Farms, as well as museum correspondence with estate heirs.

Titus C. Geesey Papers

Identifier: GEE
Overview Titus C. Geesey (d. 1969) was an avid collector of American folk art, particularly Pennsylvania German objects, which were popularly referred to as "Pennsylvania Dutch." This manuscript collection consists of his correspondence primarily with curators and directors of museums and historical societies in the Mid-Atlantic area, written from 1945 to 1969, regarding loans and gifts from his collection. Geesey's offerings in 1953 to the Philadelphia Museum of Art significantly strengthened its rural...

Violet Oakley Collection

Identifier: OAK

Yasuo Kuniyoshi Papers

Identifier: KUN
Overview This collection consists of approximately five months worth of letters written by the artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889-1953) in which he describes his 1931-1932 journey back to Japan in vivid detail. Writing to his wife Katherine (Schmidt) in New York, Kuniyoshi details every experience, particularly the social and media activities surrounding his one-man exhibitions in Tokyo and Osaka, and his visits to Okayama to spend time with his dying father. A few photographs of Kuniyoshi's train stop in...

Zieget Shaker Collection Papers

Identifier: ZSC
Overview The Zieget Shaker Collection Papers underscore Irene and Julius Zieget's reliance on members of the Shaker community in acquiring hundreds of samples of their art and crafts. Correspondence dating from 1929 to 1968 and a journal illustrated with photographs document the Ziegets' interaction with a number of Shaker sisters and eldresses, particularly Sister Marguerite Frost of Canterbury, NH. The papers also include some of the Ziegets' acquisitions--nineteenth- and early twentieth-century...