Archives of American Art

Columbianum records

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Physical Description:
3 Items
partial microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Material relating to The Columbianum, including the constitution, by-laws and an exhibition catalog.
Scope and Contents
REEL P63, fr. 131-132: An agreement to establish a school of fine arts in the United States, 1794 Dec. 29, signed by the artists so agreeing, and resulting in the Columbianum in Philadelphia.
Scope and Contents
REEL P45, fr. 405-426: 1 v., containing the constitution and by-laws of the Columbianum, or the American Academy of Fine Arts, with signatures of members. The end of the volume was later used as a letterbook for the Philadelphia Museum Company, 1821, by Rubens Peale.
Scope and Contents
REEL P37, fr. 496: Exhibition catalog of the Columbianum, 1795.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art school and society; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels P37, P45 & P63 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel P37: Original in the American Philosophical Society, Franklin Papers.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels P45 & P63: Originals in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming, 1955, by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the American Philosophical Society.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arts organizations -- Pennsylvania Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 18th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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