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Archives Reference Files

Identifier: REF

Scope and Contents

The Archives Reference Files are a legacy collection of duplicate items, photocopies, museum publications, and clippings of serial publications collected by the archivist. Arranged by subject, the purpose the files was to provide ready reference to information that is most often requested.


  • 1940-2010

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Archives Reference Files 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.


19 linear feet

Language of Materials


Guide to the Archives Reference Files
Merle Chamberlain and Louise F. Rossmassler (1987) and Susan Anderson (2009)
1987, 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation

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