Moore College of Art and Design records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.moorcoll
Creators:
Moore College of Art and Design
Dates:
1850-1990
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7 microfilm reels
Records
1990 panel discussion: 1 video cassette + 2 sound cassettes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Business records, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and a video and related sound recordings.
Scope and Contents
REELS P3-P4: Material concerning the early history of the school, including a document of incorporation and the first annual report; constitution, by-laws, announcements, and other printed material; catalogs and course announcments; and a scrapbook of clippings of the school and of classes.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3654: Documents, 1850-1853, concerning the founding of the school; committee records; administrative correspondence; reports; lists of students; appeal for endowment; materials regarding independence of the School of Design from the Franklin Institute; and miscellaneous items relating to the school's later history.
Scope and Contents
REELS 4286-4289: Business records consisting of annual reports in loose and bound formats, minutes, and student registers; scrapbooks; and photographs.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: A videocassette recording of the panel discussion "Contemporary African-American Art: A New Visibility," held at the College February 1, 1990. Also included are 2 cassettes of the audio portion of the discussion. Participants include James Brantley, Victor Davson, Felicity Benoliel, June Kelley, Howardena Pindell, and Sande Webster.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art school; Philadelphia, Pa. Est. 1848 as the School of Design for Women; part of the Franklin Institute, 1850-1853, became independent in 1853 as Philadelphia School of Design for Women. The name was changed to Moore Institute of Art, Science and Industry in 1932, in 1963 to Moore College of Art, and in 1988 to Moore College of Art and Design.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3654, 4286-4289 and P3-P4 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan. Reels 4286-4289 also available at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and at Moore College of Art and Design.
Existence and Location of Originals
REEL 3654: Originals in: Franklin Institute.
Existence and Location of Originals
REELS 4286-4289 and P3-P4: Originals in: Moore College of Art and Design.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed in 1954, 1985 and 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Only materials of the school through 1960 were microfilmed, as that was shortly after the retirement and death of dean Harriet Sartain, and the school moved into its new facilities at that time. Video of the panel discussion and related sound recordings were donated 1990 by the College.

Other Title
Other Title
Moore College of Art records (microfilm title, reels 4286-4289)
Other Title
Philadelphia School of Design for Women records (microfilm reel 3654 title)

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women -- Education -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moore College of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moore Institute of Art, Science and Industry Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philadelphia School of Design for Women Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contemporary African-American art: a new visibility ((1990 : Moore College of Art)) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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