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J. Stogdell Stokes Records

 Collection
Identifier: STO

Scope and Contents

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 close working relationship with Director Fiske Kimball.

Dates

  • 1937-1947

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research, but is stored offsite. Please request these materials in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

The J. Stogdell Stokes Records are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Biographical / Historical

J. Stogdell Stokes was President of the Corporation from 1933 until his death in 1948, a member of the Board of Trustees from 1923 to 1947, 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.

Extent

1.5 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

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 close working relationship with Director Fiske Kimball.

Processing Information

These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler in 2006. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation. Folder level inventory completed by Miriam Cady in December 2017.

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the J. Stogdell Stokes Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation

Repository Details

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

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