Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pennacad
Creators:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Dates:
1805-1976
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
71 Microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Selected materials from the following record groups: School; Exhibitions; Special Events; Permanent Collecton; Pennsylvania Academicians and Associates; Administration; Secretary and Managing Director; Board of Directors; Stockholders Association; Building; Public Relations; Photographs; and Oversize.
Scope and Contents
Included in the School records are student registers, prize winners, address books, faculty minutes, and school catalogs for both the School in Philadelphia and the school at Chester Springs. Exhibiton materials include registers of works received for exhibition, annual and special exhibition catalogs, and sale records. Among the Board Minutes filmed are the Committee on Instruction and the Committee on Exhibitions. The Photographs include views of the various Academy buildings including the Frank Furness building at Broad and Cherry Streets, students, classes, and exhibitions.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art academy and museum; Philadelphia, Pa. Founded in 1805. Exhibitions and classes began 1811. Annual competitions ceased in 1969. Academy instructors and students include Thomas Eakins, Cecilia Beaux, William Merritt Chase, Violet Oakley, Henry O. Tanner, Rembrandt Peale, and Thomas Sully. An art school was established in Chester Springs, Pa. from 1917 to 1952.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels P38-P83 and 4316-4340 available at Archives of American Art offices, at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4316-4340 also available at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Reels 4316-4340 microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Reels P38-P83 lent and microfilmed in 1955.

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

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Detailed finding aid located at Archives of American Art offices and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- Pennsylvania Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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