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W. P. Wilstach Collection Records

Identifier: WIL
The records include correspondence of the Committee chairmen, the Custodians, and the conservators, lists, and clippings.


  • 1893-1922


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The W.P. Wilstach Collection 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.


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None available.

Historical Note

The W. P. Wilstach Collection of art was bequeathed to the city in 1892 following the probate of Anna H. Wilstach's will. Originally administered by the Commissioners of Fairmount Park and a Wilstach Committee, the PMA acquired custodianship in 1917 when Director Langdon Warner was appointed Curator of the Collection. Currently, the Commissioners continue to administer the collection while custody remains with the Museum.

Processing Information

These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.
Guide to the W. P. Wilstach Collection Records
Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler
Language of description
Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation
Edition statement

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