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Samuel W. Woodhouse, Jr. Records

Identifier: WDH
The record group contains primarily correspondence regarding acquisitions. Several long sets include: correspondence with dealers and scholars, especially in the field of furniture; letters from the officers in the Corporation, including John D. McIlhenny and others. There is a small amount of correspondence, 1927 to 1928, related to Woodhouse's role as Advisor in Industrial Arts. In addition, Woodhouse wrote various articles on American artisans and craftsmen.


  • 1923-1928, undated


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Samuel W. Woodhouse, Jr. 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.


2 linear feet


None available.

Historical Note

Woodhouse, a medical doctor and a scholar, was Acting Director of the Museum from 1923 to 1925, Associate Director until 1927, and Advisor in the 18th Century Industrial Arts until 1928.

Processing Information

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



Guide to the Samuel W. Woodhouse, Jr. Records
Finding aid prepared by Louise F. Rossmassler and Hannah R. McKeever
Language of description
Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation
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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