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Arnold H. Jolles Records

Identifier: JOL
As Assistant Director, Jolles' files include records and plans for the Bicentennial, records of the reinstallation in 1975, Corporate and Departmental Committee records and general correspondence. Also, there are eight feet of the Turner Records which deal with the transfer of authority from Turner to Jolles in 1977/1978.


  • 1968-1979


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. The collection is stored offsite, so please request materials in advance.

Use Restrictions

The Arnold H. Jolles 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.


33 linear feet


None available.

Historical Note

Jolles succeeded Botwinick as Assistant Director for Art in 1974. (Some of Botwinick's files were carried forward to Jolles.) From 1977 to 1979 he was the Acting Director of Museum after Turner left and until Jean Sutherland Boggs arrived. He is now the Director of the Seattle Art Museum.


The first five series concern Jolles work as Assistant Director for Art, 1970-1977. The second five subseries concern Jolles role as Acting Director, 1977-1979.

Processing Information

These materials were arranged and described by Louise F. Rossmassler in 1985. Revised by Susan Anderson in 2007. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation. Folder level inventory completed in January 2018 by Rose Chiango.



Guide to the Arnold H. Jolles Records
Finding aid prepared by Louise F. Rossmassler (5/313/1985). Revised by Susan Anderson (2007).
Language of description
Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation
Edition statement

Revision Statements

  • 1/20/2006: Susie Anderson: New nodes and citation
  • 7/2/2007: Bertha Adams: July 2, 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