George Grey Barnard selected papers

Collection ID:
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938
Physical Description:
7 microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Selected papers from the George Grey Barnard papers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives, including correspondence with dealers, museums, John D. Rockefeller and others; a few exhibition files; letters from Theodore Roosevelt; files on Barnard's Lincoln sculpture and Rainbow Arch; and drawings and sketches.
Scope and Contents
Files selected for microfilming in the Correspondence subseries A, correspondence with individuals, include Piccirilli Bros., John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Lorado Taft, and Abbott Handerson Thayer and family. The two remaining subseries, correspondence with dealers and with museums were microfilmed in their entirety; among the correspondents are American Art Galleries, Brummer Gallery, G.J. De Motte, Jacques Seligmann, Yamanaka & Co., Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Washington Cathedral, and many others.
Scope and Contents
From Series II - Subjects, files on the Carnegie Institute Exhibition (1938), Grand Central Art Galleries Exhibition (1935), 1st Annual International Exhibition (1912-1913), and Theodore Roosevelt's letters to Barnard (1917 and 1937) were microfilmed. From Series III - Sculpture, subseries A and B regarding Barnard's Lincoln statue and the Rainbow Arch were microfilmed in their entirety; only a few files, mainly sketches and drawings, were selected from subseries C regarding other sculpture projects.

Material selected for microfilming from Series I-III: I. Correspondence (reels 3658-3661) II. Subjects (Exhibition files only, reels 3661-3662) III. Sculpture (Lincoln, Rainbow Arch, misc. sketches, reels 3662-3664)

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3658-3664 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
ORIGINALS IN: Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers received at Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1945 along with the Barnard Abbaye of Medieval art, purchased from the Barnard estate. The collection consists of 18 linear feet of manuscript material, and 1 foot of special format materials, of which 4 feet were selected by the Archives of American Art for microfilming.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from Archivist, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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