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Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen Records

 Collection
Identifier: WIN

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1963-1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research but is stored offsite. Please request this material in advance of your visit to the Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

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

Extent

6 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

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

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 inventory completed by Miriam Cady in December 2017.

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen Records
Author
Merle Chamberlain, Louise F. Rossmassler, and Miriam Cady
Date
1987, 2007, 2017
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