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George M. Cheston Records

 Collection
Identifier: CHE

Scope and Contents

Much of Cheston's records are committee reports and minutes, both standing and departmental committees. Records of all the Museum's committees during Cheston's administration are in his files. Also included is an extensive series of subject files revealing the range of the president's responsibilities: from flag poles to insurance to exhibitions.

Dates

  • 1968-1977

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 George M. Cheston 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

George M. Cheston was President of the Corporation from 1968 to 1977, a very active period for the Museum. During his presidency were installed the Student Center, a new restaurant, and new air-conditioning facilities. In addition, preparations for the Museum's Centennial took place. Financial problems were evident during this time.

Extent

21.5 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

George M. Cheston was President of the museum from 1968 to 1977, a very active period. During his presidency the Student Center, a new restaurant, and new air-conditioning facilities were installed. In addition, preparations for the museum's Centennial took place. Much of Cheston's records are committee reports and minutes, both standing and departmental committees. Records of all the Museum's committees during Cheston's administration are in his files. Also included is an extensive series of subject files revealing the range of the president's responsibilities: from flag poles to insurance to exhibitions.

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.

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the George M. Cheston Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler (12/31/87). Revised 2007.
Date
1987, 2007
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