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William P. Wood Records

Identifier: WOO
The records mostly are correspondence, often of a political and administrative nature. Subjects include the transition of officers, lobbying, development, introduction of the new Director, and development and organization of the Irish and Second Empire Exhibitions. Also included is a series of recent bequests to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


  • 1952, 1970-1980


Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

The William P. Wood 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.


11 linear feet


None available.

Historical Note

William P. Wood was President of the Corporation from 1977 to 1981. Earlier he had served as Chairman of the Board and on several Board committees.

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.

A folder level inventory was completed by Margaret Huang in December 2017.



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

Revision Statements

  • 9/20/2004: Kat Stefko: Updated links from "mellon-archives" to "archives."
  • 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