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Former Departments Records

Identifier: DEP


This collection contains records of departments that no longer exist at the museum.


  • 1919-1936

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Former Departments 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

These are the records of departments that once existed but no longer function due to changed collecting priorities or economic necessity. The records have not been adopted by similar corresponding or existing departments as have the records of other earlier departments.


4 folders

Language of Materials


Processing Information

These materials were arranged and described by Alice Lefton. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.

Guide to the Former Departments Records
Finding aid prepared by Alice Lefton
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation

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