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R. Sturgis Ingersoll Memorabilia

Identifier: RSI
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.


  • 1959, 1997


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The R. Sturgis Ingersoll Memorabilia 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.


2 Volumes


None available.

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.


Guide to the R. Sturgis Ingersoll Memorabilia
Finding aid prepared by Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler
Language of description
Funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services
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