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American Decorative Arts Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: ADA
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.

Dates

  • 1973-2000

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Access to institutional records less than 10 years old is at the discretion of the Archivist.

Use Restrictions

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.

Extent

25 linear feet

Overview

None available.

Historical Note

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.

Related Material

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. American Art Department.

Processing Information

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.

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the American Decorative Arts Department Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Susan Anderson and Leslie O'Neill
Date
©2011
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Funded by a grant from The National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Edition statement
03/30/2011

Revision Statements

  • 6/11/2007: Bertha Adams: June 11, 2007
  • 9/12/2007: Bertha Adams: Sept 12, 2007
  • 9/12/2007: Bertha Adams: Setp 12
  • 9/12/2007: Bertha Adams: Sept 12
  • 9/12/2007: Bertha Adams: sept 12
  • 9/28/2007: Bertha Adams: 9/28/07
  • 11/15/2007: Bertha Adams: Art to Arts
  • 3/30/2011: Susie Anderson: nhprc

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