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Fairmount Park Commission Records

 Collection
Identifier: FPC

Scope and Contents

The first series consists of scrapbooks documenting the museum's early years through to the opening of the new building and ending in 1933. Also included are several copies of the Annual Reports of the Commissioners of Fairmount Park and half-tone plates used in annual reports.

The second series contains records of Bequests of the museum by benefactors. These are primarily financial records, including bank books, but also correspondence around the acquisition of objects using bequest funds. These records were transfered to the Museum from the Fairmount Park Commission at a later date than the scrapbooks found in the first series.

Dates

  • 1913-1933, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Fairmount Park Commissioners 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.

Extent

5.88 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Fairmount Park Commission Records document the museum's early years through to the opening of the new building and includes bequest records.

Processing Information

The scrapbook were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation. Bequest Records series arranged and described by Miriam Cady
Title
Guide to the Fairmount Park Commission Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler (Scrapbooks, 2007) and Miriam Cady (Bequest Records, 2019)
Date
2007, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Scrapbook processing funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation

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