American Decorative Arts Department Records
The records include exhibition files ("Three Centuries of American Art," "Arts of the Pennsylvania Germans," and "Federal Philadelphia," "Wordly Goods: The Arts of Pennsylvania, 1680-1758"), object files, correspondence, photographs, bibliographic records (on index cards), and information relating to various boards the curators served on. There are also drafts of catalogues, lecture notes,and articles written by the curators, as well as cassette and video tapes documenting events relating to the department.
- Garvan, Beatrice (Creator, Person)
The collection is open for research. Access to institutional records less than 10 years old is at the discretion of the Archivist.
The American Decorative Arts Department 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.
25 linear feet
The American Decorative Arts Department was created (along with the American Art Department) during the Bicentennial. The records were created by Beatrice Garvan, American Art Associate Curator and Jack Lindsey, Curator of American Decorative Arts.
These materials were arranged and described by Susan Anderson and Leslie O'Neill in 2011. Funded by a grant from The National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
- Guide to the American Decorative Arts Department Records
- Finding aid prepared by Susan Anderson and Leslie O'Neill
- Language of description
- Funded by a grant from The National Historical Publications and Records Commission
- Edition statement
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