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Administration/Services Records

 Collection
Identifier: ADS
These are the records of Carl Colozzi, Assistant Director for Services, 1967-1979. Subjects are building services, building expansion and usage during this time, as well as special construction for exhibitions and events. Records of building the Student Center, installing the air-conditioning, and rebuilding the American Wing are found here. Included are correspondence, reports, plans, minutes, and construction orders.

Most of the records are correspondence and other papers that were compiled into three chronoligical subgroups: 1965-1968; 1969; and 1974-1980. Folders are arranged alphabetically within each subgroup. There are also approximately 1.5 linear feet of material that pertain to the installation of the air conditioning system in the Museum during the mid-1970s. Most of the files document a legal action regarding damage to the Museum's Lansdowne Room which resulted from the installation. The documents appear to be those generated by the law firm representing the City of Philadelphia on behalf of the Museum. There are several additional files pertaining to the air conditioning installation in general. These contain a variety of materials that range in date from 1973 to 1976.

A folder-level inventory is available in the Archives.

Dates

  • 1965-1980

Creator

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

The Records of Administration/Services 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.

Extent

5 linear feet

Overview

None available.

Processing Information

These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler in 1987. Revised 2007. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation. A folder level inventory was completed by Casey Shiflet in January 2018.

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Administration/Services Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler (12/31/1987). Revised 2007.
Date
©2007
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation
Edition statement
11/19/2007

Revision Statements

  • 9/20/2004: Kat Stefko: Updated links from "mellon-archives" to "archives."
  • 1/20/2006: Susie Anderson: New nodes and citation
  • 7/10/2007: Bertha Adams: July 10, 2007
  • 11/19/2007: Bertha Adams: Change collection title from Administrative Services Records to Administration/Services Records

Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Contact:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States