R. Sturgis Ingersoll Records
Scope and Contents
Mostly correspondence, Ingersoll's records reflect changes in the Museum and School during this period. Under his presidency, the Textile Institute and the College of Art (name changed from "school" to "college" in 1959) separated from the PMA after lengthy negotiations. Ingersoll was an attorney and the records portray his participation in the legalities of the separation. Other subjects include grants, state aid, school accreditation, and admission charges.
- Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), 1891-1973 (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The R. Sturgis Ingersoll 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
R. Sturgis Ingersoll was President of the Corporation from 1948 to 1964, as well as Chairman of the Board of Governors, which he initiated, from 1947 to 1959.
3.5 linear feet
Language of Materials
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.
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.
- Guide to the R. Sturgis Ingersoll Records
- Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation