Los Angeles County Museum records relating to the Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Harrison collections

Collection ID:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Physical Description:
1,603 Items
(on 3 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, 1917-1973, with curators and officials of the museum, concerning the museum, collecting and the contemporary art scene; inventories; data sheets; accession cards; deeds of gift; press releases; a speech by Harrison; a research data file (222 items) including conservation reports, condition reports, and research on the history of the paintings; an inventory of books donated by Harrison to the museum library; a few photographs; letters, inventories and miscellany relating to the South Sea Collection and the Collection of Western paintings; lists of Harrison gifts and loans, 1938-1963; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art patron and collector, Los Angeles, Calif. Collections deal with South Seas and Western paintings.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm rolls 598-600 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
LACMA lent a group of records August 10 and August 27, 1973 and subsequently returned to LACMA. The arrangement kept by LACMA for each installment was not altered.

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 -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harrison, William Preston, 1869-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001