Archives of American Art

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum records

Collection ID:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Physical Description:
1 Reel
ca. 1200 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, 1894-1964, from galleries and individuals, mostly of a business nature, from Bernhard Berenson, John Singer Sargent, Henry Swift, Morris Carter, and others; photographs of works of art; business records, 1881-1925, including the Museum's certificate of incorporation, price lists for works of art, sales records, statements of account, bills, receipts, invoices, and inventories of art works; legal records, 1903-1925, including transcripts of court action, property appraisals and tax records; articles, essays and clippings about Isabella Stewart Gardner and the museum; and Gardner's death certificate, 1924.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3531 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the donor, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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
Art museums -- Massachusetts -- Boston Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swift, Henry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carter, Morris, 1877- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001