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R. Sturgis Ingersoll Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RSI

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled in 1997 by Ingersoll's grandson, Perry Benson, Jr., and a presentation copy of "Some account of the singular beginnings of Philadelphia" (Philadelphia: 1957) by Grant Simon. The scrapbook, arranged in a binder, consists of copy photographs and photocopies of newsclippings and other documents pertaining to Ingersoll, his family and art collection, and his 35-year association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The binder also contains an index of the photographs, photocopies of notes and other material Ingersoll maintained with his art collection, and of some writings by and about Ingersoll. The Simon book was given to Ingersoll in recognition of his efforts as chairman of the 1959 Philadelphia Arts Festival. Signed by Mayor Richardson Dilworth.

Dates

  • 1959, 1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The R. Sturgis Ingersoll Family Collection is 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

2 Volumes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled in 1997 by Ingersoll's grandson, Perry Benson, Jr., and a presentation copy of "Some account of the singular beginnings of Philadelphia" (Philadelphia: 1957) by Grant Simon.

Processing Information

These materials were arranged and described by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler. Funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Creator

Title
Guide to the R. Sturgis Ingersoll Family Collection
Author
Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services

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