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Daniel W. Dietrich II Collection

Identifier: DIE


This collection showcases the provenance of the art collection of Daniel Dietrich II. Also included are Eakins copy prints, and Eakins' original letters and ephemera.


  • Majority of material found within 1860-2015


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Daniel W. Dietrich II 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.

Biographical / Historical

The Philadelphia Museum of Art received a significant bequest from Daniel W. Dietrich II, who was a longtime supporter of the museum. He was a lifelong art collector with a significant interest in American Art. Dietrich also supported the purchase of The Paul Strand Collection from the Aperture Foundation and a new endowment in the amount of $10 million. Entitled The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Excellence in Contemporary Art, this endowment gift will help the museum build the capacity of our Department of Contemporary Art and, as Dietrich wished, enable the museum to encourage innovation and experimentation in this field.


2 linear feet

Processing Information

This collection was processed and described by Rose Chiango in 2018.


Guide to the Daniel W. Dietrich II Collection
Rose Chiango
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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