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Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen Records

Identifier: WIN
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 plans for expansion. Corporate and departmental committees minutes are included, as well as financial records.


  • 1963-1969


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

This collection is stored off-site. Please request material in advance.

Use Restrictions

The Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen 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.


6 linear feet


None available.

Historical Note

Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen was President of the Corporation from 1964 to 1968. With a family history of PMA involvement, Ms. Wintersteen previously served on the Associate Committee of Women and on the Board of Governors.

Processing Information

These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler in 1987. Finding aid revised 2007. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.

Folder level complted by Miriam Cady, December 2017



Guide to the Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen Records
Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler (12/31/87). Revised 2007.
Language of description
Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation
Edition statement

Revision Statements

  • 1/20/2006: Susie Anderson: New nodes and citation
  • 6/7/2007: Bertha Adams: June 7, 2007

Repository Details

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

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