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Presidents' Office Records

Identifier: PRE
The records consist of correspondence, Board of Governors dissolution material (1964), Capital Budget Programs, Financial Records, Board of Trustees lists and President's Reports, Director's Reports from the Annual Report, Committees and Resolutions, as well as Fairmount Park Commission Reports.


  • 1962-1982


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Presidents' Office 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

From the terms of Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen to that of Robert Montgomery Scott, some of the Presidents' special files were set aside and carried forward with additions made to them. These files were administered by Madeleine de Miege until 1973, Lolita D. Dyson from 1973 through 1976, and by Melissa M. Paisley after that. These people served as Assistants to the President of the Corporation.

Processing Information

These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.



Guide to the Presidents' Office Records
Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler
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

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